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My House in Lisbon - Camoes
A charming two-bedroomed apartment, perfect for up to five guests, in the heart of Lisbon’s much prized and fashionable Chiado neighbourhood, on the Rua da Misericórdia /Travessa da Espera, just off the Largo de Camões.

It is a five-minute walk from Principe Real and literally at one end of Bairro Alto.

The building is early 20th century, full of charm and it was fully renovated. The flat is on the 3rd floor (with elevator) with lots of natural light, and sweeping views over the street. The flat is approximately 70m2 , very comfortable, with central heating, air conditioning and double glazed windows. One bedroom has a double bed, one has two singles, and there's a sofa bed in the living room for the 5th guest. There's one full bathroom with tub and 1 extra toilet.
  • double glazed windows
  • American coffee machine
  • tea kettle
  • microwave
  • toaster
  • iron
  • WiFi
  • crib
  • stroller & highchair free upon request
  • hair dryer
  • linen and towels provided
  • air-conditioning in living room only
  • 3rd floor
  • cable/satellite TV
  • dishwasher
  • full kitchen
  • independent heating
  • phone for incoming calls
  • private balcony
  • washing machine
  • with elevator
Georgette on Oct 2017:

The photos of this property are quite accurate; in fact it is even more light-filled, attractive, and comfortable. There were MANY pluses. We liked the location on edge of Chiado very much. There were plenty of shops and good restaurants nearby and it worked well for someone who doesn't want to be in the charming but inconvenient small streets of the Alfama. Lisboa is a great walking town and we had no trouble seeing everything we wanted. Taxis are plentiful and inexpensive (about 5 Euro a ride). The apartment had a good elevator and well lit public areas. The agent, Abdel, was waiting for us when we arrived and was very helpful in getting us settled in. The manager, Goncalo, was very responsive on email and WhatsApp to answer any questions we had. Goncalo graciously arranged for a bottle of wine and two nice cold beers in the fridge---made for a very welcoming feel! Other pluses: We used the bedroom with twin beds for extra sleeping space over the double bed in the other, slightly larger, bedroom. The mattress was a solid type (not innerspring) on a platform and was firm but not too hard Plenty of extra pillows Second toilet and sink was very handy The shower was inside a high-sided tub and had good water pressure There was actually a makeup mirror, an unusual amenity and much appreciated There was a lovely long counter in the main bathroom so plenty of space to store all our bathroom kit Excellent, well supplied kitchen even had ice trays Lots of clothes storage space and hangers We didn’t use the washing machine but appreciated having one available Lovely collection of books including Lisboa guide books Thoughtfully assembled “Best of Lisboa” recommendations from Goncalo, quite helpful Overall we LOVED this place and would certainly stay there again!
Minuses (but not a big deal): Yes, there was street noise, we closed the double glazed windows and shutters and then didn’t really hear it at all. There were fans in both bedrooms and the night temperature was very comfortable. The day temp was running around 85 F and 65 F at night. We never felt the need to use the AC in the living room. This is a personal preference but the bed linens were the fluffy comforter style. Way too hot. I did what I do in Germany and took the cotton cover off to use on its own since there is otherwise no top sheet.
As a booking agent Cross-Pollinate worked just fine.
David Shrider on Jul 2017:

Great location! Very nice Apartment. Owners were extremely helpful and worked around our schedule on the arrival. Very nice.
Very easy.
Elizabeth H on Jun 2017:

The owner went far beyond our expectations to welcome us and explain all facets of the beautiful, well appointed apartment. He also readily answered all our questions about restaurants and other issues which made our stay perfect. The apartment is spacious, the kitchen perfect and the neighborhood superb for our sightseeing needs.
Absolutely nothing
Very positive. Will definitely use again!!!
Alli & Mark on Jun 2017:

The apartment is incredibly well located - central in the historic district, walking distance to most sights, across the street from a little market, and a block from great gelato at Amorino. It is large, clean, comfortable, and well-appointed. Goncalo could not have been nicer or more helpful.
The site was easy to use and the administrative emails prior to our arrival were very helpful. We would definitely use Cross-Pollinate again!
Allan on May 2017:

Absolutely beautiful, inviting apartment in the best location and extremely well furnished and stocked. Plus the owner Goncarlo was very helpful, friendly and accommodating.
Great outfit. Very easy to deal with and very responsive.
John & Betty Anderson on Jun 2016:

The apartment was spacious and well appointed. It was in close proximity to all the highlights that Lisbon had to offer. We arrived on the w/e of the celebration of St. Anthony and just stepped into the street to enjoy the festivities. Very close to the metro and an easy transfer from the airport. The host, Gobcalo de Brito, spent time with us and provided tips on tourist attractions and restaurants that were invaluable and contributed to an amazing stay in the city. Great apartment and loved the central location.
The accomodation was as advertised.
Gary Wilson on May 2016:

The apartment is located a couple of blocks from the Baixa-Chiado metro station. Up the hill on Misericordia is the Elavador da Gloria that connects to Praca dos Restauradores in the heart of the Baixa. The apartment has everything one would need for a short or extended stay in Lisbon. It is clean and full of light. The Misericordia is a busy street, but street noise is minimal. Goncalo greeted us when we arrived, and was great to work with. This is a wonderful place to stay, and since my daughter and I were traveling together, the fact that the apartment has two bedrooms allowed us to share the space without renting two hotel rooms. The apartment entrance is on Travessa da Espera, and just up the hill is A Primavera do Jeronimo at #38, a great place to eat.
I made the reservation with Cross-Polinate. I had to adjust the arrival date and # of days we were to stay. Each time I got rapid response and everything went smoothly. Cross-Polinate is a great resource, I plan to use them for future travel.
Michael on Jan 2016:
Large apartment, nice kitchen with clothes washer, very good location, convenient grocery right across the street. Goncalo and staff very helpful on move-in and check out.
Nadine on Jan 2016:
Bel appartement, bien situé dans le centre de Lisbonne, à 2 pas d'une station de métro. L’accueil du propriétaire est très chaleureux et dans un français impeccable. La cuisine est très bien équipée et les chambres sont très confortables et calmes.
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Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom), sleeps max. 5 people
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 3 nights
Cancellations allowed up to: 15 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 double (140 cm) or 1 double & 1 single
Policies & Extra Charges: non-smoking, check-out time is 11 am, apartment will be clean by 4 pm on day of check-in, fee for check-in after 9 pm is €30, city tourist tax €2 per person per night (not included in price), cleaning fee of €40 is not included in the price
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 My House in Lisbon - Camoes
Belem Tower
Jeronimos Monastery
Parque das Nações
Gulbenkian Museum
Ajuda Palace
Fronteira Palace
São Bento Palace
Baixa - downtown Lisbon
Bairro Alto - bohemian quarter
Alfama - medieval quarter