The apartment is 67 paces in length. Renovated in 2014, the finish is luxurious yet homely. There are fantastic river views and the south facing garden and balcony enjoy sun throughout the day. The neighborhood is central, yet quiet and charming.
The apartment is 67 paces in length, created by linking two buildings. The north end was built in 1903 and we believe the southern part in the 1950's. The principle bedroom is on the left as you enter the apartment, noteworthy for its fine ceiling, Pierre Cardin bed, and stylish en-suite bathroom. There is an adjacent smaller bedroom with en-suite
bathroom, opposite which is a closet containing cupboards for linen and storage. As you continue through the apartment, you reach the dining room with an impressive carved ceiling, created when the apartment was built in 1903. The eight-seated dining table can be extended using the conservatory table to accommodate fourteen. Double doors take you through to the kitchen, from which you have your first view of our small garden and the Tagus river.
A small "conservatory" opens to a sunlit breakfast terrace that comfortably seats four, and also leads to a long corridor that links the front and back of the apartment. From this
corridor, you can enter a blue tiled guest bathroom and a further three bedrooms, one with an en-suite bathroom. One of these is our children's room, which may be used to store our possessions. Finally, you reach the drawing room. The view is magnificent, encompassing the river Tagus, iconic statue of Christ and Ponte 25 de Abril bridge. There is a south facing balcony, that catches the sun through to teatime, and another balcony from which a circular staircase takes you to
our small garden. This is sun drenched through to lunchtime, and provides very welcome afternoon shade.
Guests have access to all the apartment. Each bathroom has a hair-drier, and walk-in shower. The kitchen is fully equipped, and the larder has a washing machine. There is a garden (rare for Lisboa) accessible from the drawing room.
Music can be played throughout the apartment, controlled at the wall as you enter the drawing room. The switches turn the unit on / off, control volume and determine the
channel to source the music. Channel 1 is fed by a white "male" adaptor that fits most
audio devices including iPOD, iPhone etc. Channel 2 is fed by the ZON cable receiver
(useful as this can pick up a variety of radio stations).
Apple TV is also available. If you do rent any movies, we ask that you reimburse us the cost. A useful feature is to stream internet television via an iPAD through Apple TV. This allows you to watch British TV channels on the big screen; enabled by websites / apps like (website hidden).
High-speed WiFi is available throughout the apartment, (but not as far as the principle
You will be welcomed on arrival; but thereafter left to enjoy the apartment, as if it were your own cherished home. There will be an agent available to help if needed.
The apartment is lit with a combination of picture lights, dado rail uplighting and masses
of natural light.
There is no A/C but the flat is very cool even in summer months. Creating a breeze with windows opened at the top is the perfect solution.
The windows can be opened by quarter turning the handle to the
horizontal, or opened vertically with a half-turn of the handle. There are wooden shutters
in every bedroom to provide darkness overnight. Each room can be heated using electric powered marble radiators, switched on and off at the plug socket (these are expensive to run, so please ensure they are turned off when not required). Don't ask why, but the plug sockets in the blue and yellow bathroom operate when the lights are on. There is a wood burning stove in the drawing room, and a fireplace in the master bedroom,
although neither must be used as the flues have not been lined. The electricity, water and gas supplies can be turned off in the cupboards by the front door. There is a fire
extinguisher and fire blanket in the larder, and another fire extinguisher next to the
television. The entry phone is in a cupboard by the front door, although the bell is muted and often inaudible if you are in the south part of the apartment.
This is an old building and however all attempts were made to insulate it when we restored it in 2013 noise is still an issue and we would ask our guests to avoid using heels on the wooden floor and kindly keep the noise down to the bare minimum from 11pm onwards.
The apartment is very secure. You will be asked to replace the apartment lock and keys if a key is lost, which will cost about €150. Please close the breakfast terrace and balcony doors when leaving. We strongly advise you to avoid fully opening the windows facing the street, for obvious reasons. The fireplaces MUST NOT be used.