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Lisbon Family Vacation - CASA JOAQUINA - Beautifully Restored 19th-century Townhome

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This cozy, beautifully restored 19th-century townhome will be your family's home away from home while you are in Lisbon.

Nestled on a private cobbled lane, just across from Casa P?tria, this vacation rental is right in the heart of Lisbon's medieval Historic Preservation District. Casa Joaquina is one of twelve traditional 19th-century homes that once formed a tiny, self-enclosed village known as "Villa Serra Fernandes."

Today this sleepy "village" is just 8 minutes walk from the Rossio (Lisbon's fabulous main square with 24-hour taxi stand), world class restaurants, theatres, museums, shopping, metros and the lovely Sintra train station.

Whether sipping wine on the rooftop terrace while looking out over the roofs of Lisbon or curled up on the sofa, this is the place to relax with -- or without!-- your family.

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Enjoy a book by the sunny window.

Quality Portuguese materials are used throughout the home, including flooring of natural cork, marble and ceramic tile.

19th-century townhome

2 ground floor bedrooms
2 baths
Gameroom with daybed
Sleeps 2 - 6

Rooftop garden terrace

Rossio Plaza: 8 minute walk

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View from the end of the street

The home is 8 minutes walk from Lisbon's main square, up a sloping hill, or a charming 90 second tram ride on Lisbon's oldest "elevador."

Main Level: Living Room, Kitchen, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom
Upper Level: Rooftop garden terrace for dining and BBQ
Lower Level: 1 Bedroom/Game room, 1 Bathroom (shower-only)

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The open floorplan, with a large living/dining room,
allows your family and friends to be together, while still having separate spaces to enjoy our
extensive lending library of novels set in Portugal, guidebooks, board games and Portuguese music CDs.
lisbon family vacation rental living room Other features include:
Plasma Smart TV
X-box, with Kinnect (also functions as a DVD player)
Loaner laptop and Free WI-FI
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Kitchen is equipped for our Private In-Home Cooking Classes and stocked with staples (olive oil, vinegar, spices, etc.).

Casa Joaquina has two bedrooms on the main floor -- one queen bed (160x200cm), one double bed (140x190cm) -- and two twin beds in the downstairs "hangout" room.

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All our beds have custom orthopedic mattresses and foam pillow-toppers. We think they provide the
perfect night's sleep. As for our luxury linens, we were thrilled when the notoriously difficult-to-please
Sawday's Special Places to Stay inspector declared them "immaculate."

Rooftop garden terrace has gas BBQ & outdoor dining area.

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Relaxing outdoor space...
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Savor the views of Lisbon.

Casa Joaquina's rooftop terrace is the place to enjoy your morning breakfast pastries from the corner caf?
or a cold glass of vinho verde on a lazy Lisbon afternoon.

The upstairs bathroom has a tub and shower, while the small downstairs bathroom is shower-only.

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No Pets. No Smoking.
Please note that the house is located at the top of a small hill and has interior
stairs. As such, it is not recommended for people with limited mobility.
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Casa Joaquina - Floor Plans
Please note: The structure of the house is correct, but the placement of furniture still needs to be updated.
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Orientation Tour at Check-in
From the local grocer to an overview of the Baixa, this introduction quickly became a guest favorite.

Welcome Basket
A bottle of Portuguese wine, coffee, teas, orange juice, the very popular "Montequeijo" cheese, fresh fruit and freshly-baked breads

Pre-Arrival Shopping Service
If you wish, we can pick-up a few of your favorite staples from the local grocer. No charge for delivery. Must be confirmed at least 5 days in advance of check-in.

Free WI-FI & Loaner Laptop / Netbook
Each property has a loaner netbook or laptop, plus free wireless internet access

Loaner Cellphone & Long-distance Calling
Skype is installed on each laptop/netbook for long distance calling at just 2 cents per minute.
A loaner cellphone is also provided with each property. Guests are responsible for the cost of outgoing calls on the cellphones.

Satellite Cable TV & DVD player
Cable includes English-language stations (e.g., CNN, BBC, Cartoon Network, TCM Turner Classic Movies) and the DVD players are multi-region capable, to play DVDs from Europe, Americas, Australia and Asia. DVD players must be reserved in advance.

For the Kids
View our extensive list of child-friendly amenities for you to reserve in advance

Lending Library
In addition to the selection of books and CDs at each property, we have a large collection of books about Portugal, its fascinating history and/or novels set in this lovely country. View the book list and reserve in advance.
(Or use the list to order your own copy for some pre-trip "get in the mood" preparations.)

Temporarily CLOSED - Swimming Passes/Local Pool
We'll update here as soon as the pool is open again.

Beach Equipment
Several beautiful beaches are just 30 minutes away by train or bus. Every property has beach towels, ice packs and portable coolers.
Ask us about surf lessons... Surf's up!

A special treat! We have negotiated access for you at our local spa/gym with special short-term daily rates and discounts on massages. Please ask for details in advance of arrival.

VisitingPortugal Tourist Book
Customized walking tours, suggested itineraries and restaurants, kid-friendly ideas, emergency information including extensive list of English-speaking doctors... and much, much more.

Luxury Linens
Truth be told, we love our linens: 300-800 threadcount sheets; soft, fluffy towels. Bliss.

Fully-Equipped Kitchen
Microwave, dishwasher, coffeemaker, utensils, plates, glasses, cookware, staples (oils, vinegars, sugar, flour, rice, pasta, etc), spices and Portuguese cookbooks, in English

Washer/Dryer & Iron/Ironing Board
Detergents provided, so you don't have to buy or pack your own.

Complimentary Toiletries & Hairdryer
You'll find a hairdryer, travel-sized shampoo and a full-sized bath soap in every bathroom. A good supply of toilet paper, too.

Air conditioners are installed in the living areas. Please note that our hill is refreshed by ocean breezes coming up the Tejo River: average August high is only 28C/82F, low is 17C/63F. Pack a sweater for evenings, even in summer!

Orthopaedic (firm) Mattresses
Our mattresses are custom-made for us, then covered with a pillow-topper. We think they provide a perfect night's sleep.

Especially for our Guests
Follow the links, below, for information on Local Restaurant Recommendations, Suggested Itineraries, Private Fado Tours, In-Home Cooking Classes & Volunteer Service Projects.

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Location: Lisbon's Historic Preservation District

Our beautifully restored 19th-century vacation rental homes and holiday apartments graciously complement and enhance your stay in our beloved Lisbon. Tucked away on a quiet cobblestone street in Lisbon's Historic Preservation District, each property is perched conveniently above the city's vibrant center and a quick 3-8 minute walk down to the main plazas known as the Rossio and Pra?a dos Restauradores.
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Casa Joaquina - Nightly Rates for the Entire Vacation Rental (not per person)

Nov-March April-Oct
Casa Joaquina
(2+ bedroom, 2 bathroom)
1-2 adults
3 adults
4 adults
5 adults


6 people;
suggested max. 5 adults
5 nights

Christmas & New Year = 7 nights

Prices are in Euros

Rates include 6% lodging tax.

Children under 16 years old stay free.

Discounts: 5% weekly discount

Rates are based on number of occupants, aged 16 and older.

No hidden charges for cleaning, laptop/wireless internet access or utilities. You are, however, responsible for outgoing calls made on the cellphone.

Rates subject to change without notice.

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Casa Joaquina Lisbon Vacation rental

+ WHY rent a holiday apartment or self-catering vacation rental in Lisbon?
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Why? More space, more privacy, more value... and the only way to enjoy Lisbon the way the "locals" live!

Our five Lisbon vacation apartments and holiday rentals are in the historic city center (please see our FAQs for details), and range from budget accommodations to luxury with all the trimmings. Rates at Casa Travessa, our smallest Lisbon self-catering apartment start as low as 30 per person per night.

Lisbon holiday apartments and vacation rental homes are a great alternative to hotels. You'll have room to spread out enjoy our wide range of amenities. Since we live in the same neighborhood, you'll also have the opportunity for a unique glimpse into the culture... what a great way to create memories that last a lifetime.

We are available to answer your questions and point out the local grocer and best cafs... or not, if you prefer to explore on your own.

What's important is that you have your privacy and room to relax, while still being right in the center of town, as convenient as any hotel. (And more convenient than most!)

For families, Casa Santana and Casa Travessa, our Lisbon self-catering holiday apartments provide a great value: room for the kids to relax, games and books for the whole family, and a kitchen for easy dining.

For business travelers, we have up-to-date information on conference centers, public transportation options, and our holiday rentals and vacation apartments are equipped with loaner laptop and cellphone (if needed). We can even loan you a printer, if you wish.

For that very special vacation, consider Casa Villa Serra, our luxury vacation villa, with stunning 180 degrees over Lisbon's river and historic center, plasma TV, large garden terrace and much more.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us. We love sharing Lisbon with our guests... and firmly believe that holiday apartments and vacation homes are the best way to travel.

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