Historical Center, Bairro Alto-Chiado, 3 Bedrooms

Historical Center, Bairro Alto-Chiado, 3 Bedrooms

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
1 Bathrooms
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About our home

Located in the very heart of Lisbon old town, on Travessa da Larenjeira (Street of the orange trees), this 60 sqm, sunny third floor apartment sits in a traditional and well kept building.
It has been completely renovated and refurbished in November 2015, and decorated with an eye for detail.
It comprises a lobby, a spacious and always sunny living-room/dining area.
There are 3 bedrooms : 2 equipped with a double bed, one with 2 twin-beds that are reunited.
The kitchen is fully equipped : Large fridge/freezer, induction stove, oven/microwave, dishwasher, washing/drying machine, Nespresso machine, boiler, toaster and all the kitchen ware needed to cook a great meal for everybody.
The bathroom has an Italian shower, a constant supply of hot water and a window. Comes in handy for a group of friends or a big family!
Fast WiFi, cable television and laundry/ironing facilities.
Bed linen and towels are provided.
This apartment is the perfect combination of tradition and modernity!
Please note that a 40 euros cleaning fees will be charged upon arrival (our apartment will be professionally cleaned after your departure).

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More about us

  1. We are a professional couple with a baby. One more will arrive in January 2019.
    We are currently living in Bondi Beach, Australia.
    As my parents will be visiting us from France, starting in mid January 2019, we are looking for a 1 bedroom apartment for them to stay, ideally located in Bondi Beach as well. The Byron Bay area would be great as well, as they are planning to spend some time there.
    They are both retired. My mother is a doctor, and my father was running his own business.
    We are open to non-simultaneous swaps or points swaps, to be used either by my parents (2 guests) or ourselves (family of 4), as we enjoy exploring the world.

  2. Amellia is Australian and I am French. We live between France, Australia and Portugal. Amelia is a lawyer and works for the Australian government. I am self-employed and run my own business.

  3. We like to feel like locals when we travel, so swapping homes just sounds like a great idea.
    We are very respectful and treat other people's home like ourselves, which is with great care.
    We have a cool and cosy one bedroom flat in Paris, located in one of the most exciting neighbourhood of the capital, and would love to welcome you there!

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

Santa Catarina/Bica, the oldest and most scenic neighbourhood of Lisbon, is as well the most central you can imagine :
It's just a few steps from Bairro Alto, a stomping ground of lively bars and restaurants.
It's 2 minutes away from Chiado (Baixa-Chiado metro station, Praca do Camoes), one of this city’s most notorious shopping quarters.
It's 5 minutes from Cais do Sodre (check it's market). Well a bit more on the way back, as streets are steep here!
Its 10 minutes from Rossio or Principe Real.
The most photographed street of Lisbon, Rua da Bica de Duarte Belo, is literally 20 meters from our doorstep. There, you will never get tired of watching Bica's funicular, Lisbon's spirit at it's best.
The mix in Santa Catarina is also fascinating : there is a Hermes flagship store and an old and tiny shoe store just around!
The many restaurants, bars, galleries, shops, theaters and museums to choose from within a 5 minutes radium won't leave you with much time on your hands!
The area has got everything. From grocery shops to butchers, pharmacies bookstores and gift shops.
Here are a few things I would recommend in the neighbourhood :
Start with a coffee at Cafe Brasileira. In this beautiful old place, you will feel the vibes of long gone Portuguese poets and writers.
Ride the Tram 28 for an amazing ride around the city (for just the price of a regular tram ticket).
Check the view at Miradouro Sta Catarina.
Go to a local place for lunch and ask for a Bifana (sandwich with a very thin steak inside. To be eaten with mustard!)
To head to the beach just walk down the road and jump on a train at the Cais do Sodré Train Station.
To sum it up, it's the perfect base to explore the city!

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