À propos de ce logement
Comfortable and cozy modern wood house in center, historic building at the heart of Lisbon, in quiet street near Rossio, Chiado, Bairro Alto, Principe Real and Cais do Sodre. Double room, mezzanine and sofa-bed allow for 7 pax (also children bed) - we welcome all, pets included. About 80m2 to enjoy, fully equipped, courtesy products, has hydro-massage shower and great wireless. Walking great and good transportation (near train station to Sintra), splendid view of the castle. Contact for help.
Nicknamed "Natura", our house is beautiful - it is built mainly with wood, with a very relaxing environment inbued with a bio-ecological harmony. It's a space for guests to enjoy a nice herbal-tea brought especially from our vegan-farm in the mountains. All the equipment and materials have been carefully chosen to suit all needs and comfort, including a hydro-massage shower. Guests can also enjoy a relaxing balcony in the room, with a wooden platform for sitting and reading, and a connecting hall (with extra closet and hooks for hanging your coats).
Accès des voyageurs
Our house is totally open to enjoy, with one double bed room, 2 single or one double bed in the mezzanine and a sofa-bed (for 2) in the living room. In the mezzanine we can also place a child's mattress or an single-mattress (insuflated) which allows for 3 or 4 children to sleep there, or 3 friends. We also have a crib for under one y.o., and some useful things for babys or small children. We particularly welcome families, giving usually a discount. Baby and pet-sitting is available upon request. The kitchen is fully equipped and has two service tables. There is very good quality wireless internet and TV with well over 100 channels.
If needed, one of us can provide transportation from airport or train stations to the center, where our/your place is.
Please have in mind that there is a steep staircase to get to the apartment (4 flights), but the effort is worth doing to enjoy the stunning view from above over the city centre (we have had children of all ages, and elderly people, and all could make it!! As the great oncologist Professor Umberto Veronesi -(URL HIDDEN) - recommends: "Just walk instead of using your car, do the stairs instead of taking the elevator, this is like doing sports in your spare time. Physical activity means you burn calories and promote better functioning of the heart, arteries, veins, lungs, muscles and bones."). Our house is placed in an historical area (really hundreds of years old), and this building has at least 300 years - naturally, these historical places do not have elevators, using all the space possible for the houses usefulness, which is also why the stairs are a bit steeper than the ones build now - the same as in palaces and castles which guests may visit. You shall experience a voyage in time while having all the modern commodities in the recently reconstructed apartment.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
Our house is very comfortable and charming. We also try to help the guests in the best possible way, offering vegan-herbal tea, coffee and other products, including salt, olive oil, etc. We welcome our guests to enjoy the high-quality wooden floor, being able to walk bare foot in total comfort. There are soaps (solid and liquid), shampoo, and all the cleaning products, such as dish or linen-detergent (laundry machine), for guests to use. Also useful are ready-to-use iron and iron-board, vacuum cleaner, and all that a normal home has. You will feel as if at home - this is our way to make you feel well.
»We offer the check-in fee from 12:00h to 16:00h, which is when our assistant is there cleaning - the apartment is available after 16:00h for the guests. So, if you come after 16:00h, the check-in fee of 20€ is to compensate the over two hours or more, sometimes, of the time the assistant is there waiting, welcoming and explaining all to the guests, plus the travel time, and transport tickets which the assistant pays to do this service express for the guests, because he/she does not live nearby. This normal fee is not for us, we kindly appreciate to be paid directly to the assistant, who does this favour for the benefit of the guests. Please contact us in order to see the best option - it is possible to arrive earlier sometimes, depending on the previous guests as well. We have had a very late arrival of groups of guests who made us decide to avoid late arrivals - we kindly ask you to plan to arrive before 22:00h - knowing you will always be guaranteed a special welcome from our assistants. We avoid to include this fee in the general price because it is not charged for those who come from 12h to 16h, since the assistant is there in the apartment anyway. In other words, instead of putting this fee for us in the general price, we decided to have it given directly to the assistants (who are so nice, really), and thus avoid charging those guests who come from 12h to 16h, while the assistant is still there cleaning. We hope guests understand that this is a solution used essentially to help the guests - we are committed to provide the best service in yours to be “Lisboa-home”, and you will notice this effort when you are with us. [Note: This fee has been applied from the start, since we have registered this house in Airbnb.]
»The garbage unused bags are below the sink. Usually people leave the garbage-bags closed on the sidewalk late at night; you may notice some bags if you go out to your right, a few meters to your left at the corner of a small “stairs street”, or sometimes going to your left at the other small street, or along the road – the municipality goes frequently around to collect them (differentiated garbage is possible, but not practical for tourists). It is indeed very easy.
»If anything less common happens, of if you find something not working properly, we really appreciate you telling us, so that we may fix and improve our home.
Please do not smoke in the apartment (you may smoke at the entrance stairs, with the open window). All is made with wood (floor, roof and interior walls), fire-use is extremely dangerous (appliances are electric, no gas stove). Please be near the ventilator or heater all the time that it is switched on, and take the plug out of the socket when leaving the apartment, for security reasons.
Sleeping the limit number of people that the apartment was reserved for, all are welcome, including pets - we just please ask you kindly to inform us about bringing your 4-legged friends, also to prepare the extra materials beforehand, when needed.
Please don't move the furniture around, it can damage the beautiful wood and the carpets we have placed for your comfort (we all walk barefoot). There are a few antique pieces of furniture, “vintage”, design style, which are quite fragile, and can be easily broken if moved. We have bought some small and big puffs which are light and are fine to place wherever you wish.
Please leave the big windows (room and living room) closed when you go out, for 4 reasons:
- Safety: There is access from the roof, it is possible to arrive from nearby buildings and just pop into the apartment.
- Mechanics: The windows can be hooked, but they can get loose, and then the strength of the wind may force harsh movements and cause damage to the windows by banging and brake them.
- Thermal condition: Following the eco-system used in millenary Portugal, in a warm weather condition, is to open the windows at night (while you are there, with the small windows helping for the circulation), when air is refreshed, and close them during the day. In hot days, even if there is a breeze, it might be too hot and it will warm up the house, instead of cooling it off. You will notice the difference of temperature at night, and this is used to our advantage. In winter, we recommend to open basically only the small windows, placed strategically for air circulation – avoiding to have windows open after the sunset, to keep the mild warmer temperature inside. Opening the big windows means too much cold air coming in during the cold days of winter, and a less comfortable place to be in (please don't use the heater with the windows open either, it is a waste of expensive energy, and the low price we ask for each day does not cover this cost at all, as you kindly may notice).
- Hygiene: Pigeons do get in!
You can leave the small windows opened, if not too much open the pigeons will not go in, nor people, nor too much hot air...
Si vous annulez jusqu'à 5 jours avant votre voyage, vous recevez un remboursement intégral, frais de service compris.
We have this beautiful apartment, now rebuilt, which is managed by a group of friends, since we live in different places (not in Lisboa). We, Carmo and the team Casteloview, shall do all we can to help our happy guests.