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|Theme||Historic, Romantic, City, Downtown, Village|
Description from the owner
Offering views of the SÃƒÂ£o Jorge castle, across the shining Tejo River and over the Rossio, this sunny one-bedroom holiday apartment welcomes you to Lisbon.
Tucked out of sight of modern Lisbon, Casa Santana is a three minute walk from the Rossio, Lisbon's main plaza, and the favored reference point for exploring Lisbon. From Casa Santana, you are just minutes from some of Lisbon's most famous sites and restaurants in Lisbon... and yet delightfully hidden away on a quiet residential street.
Located on the second floor of a recently restored 19th century building, this Lisbon holiday apartment sleeps a maximum of four people. Eve...Read more
Casa Santana II Lovely Views over the Rossio
Lisbon, Costa de Lisboa, Portugal
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Location Type City, Downtown, Village
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|Rate Summary||$141 - $167||$141 - $167||$0||$0||5 nights|
|Jan. 6 2012 - Mar. 31 2012
|$154 - $167||$154 - $167||-||-||5 nights|
|Apr. 1 2012 - Oct. 31 2012||$167||$167||-||-||5 nights|
|Nov. 1 2012 - Dec. 15 2012||$154||$154||-||-||5 nights|
|Dec. 16 2012 - Jan. 5 2013||$167||$167||-||-||7 nights|
|Jan. 6 2013 - Mar. 31 2013
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|Apr. 1 2013 - Oct. 31 2013
|All Other Dates||$141||$141||-||-||5 nights|
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Additional notes from owner
Third and/or fourth occupants â‚¬10 per person per night. (Children under 16 stay free.)
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What Past Guests Are Saying
Bob and Kathy
All as advertised
We very much enjoyed our week long stay in Lisboa. Austin was extremely accommodating and especially helpful with taxis. The apartment had an outstanding view of the plaza, was located close to all modes of transportation, and convenient to groceries and restaurants. While we enjoyed walking most everywhere, those not up to walking especially up/down steep hills might look elsewhere.
We especially liked the kitchen as it was well equipped. The dish washer and washer/dryer was also very useful amenity.
In all, we'd say that the apartment and management service exceeded our highest expectation. We would definitely stay there again and would have no hesitation recommending it to friends.
Bob and Kathy, Oregon
Response from Austin, Jordan & Deb Kleber - 05/20/2013
Bob and Kathy, thank you so much for your review. I'm glad you had a good time, and we would love to see you again!
Barwon Heads, Australia
Wonderful weekend in Lisbon
I spent a weekend at Casa Santana in Lisbon which was not really long enough but with good organization and determination it's amazing how much you can see. I was met by Jordan at the apartment who was charming, warm and welcoming and he gave me a tour of the apartment before giving me a quick guided tour of the neighbourhood including historical facts, interesting places, practical information and places to eat. The apartment was very nicely fitted out and comfortable and Jordan and Deb have gone to great lengths to include everything you might possibly need. There was a complimentary bottle of local wine, cheese, fruit as well as simple thoughful things that you would never carry with you, but might be very handy whilst travelling like umbrallas, travel adaptors, plastic carrier bags, aluminium foil, laptop with wifi etc. It really was like a home away from home. The highlight though was the magnificent views overlooking the main square (Rossio) and beyond down to the sea in the distance. The apartment is right in the very heart of the old town so perfect for exploring the city. Rossio train station was only a 2 minute walk away where you can catch the train to the beautiful town of Sintra. Sintra is only 45 minutes away and boasts the Moorish castle perched on the top of the hillside and Palace Of Pena sitting atop the adjacent hill like a fairytale castle. There is also the National Palace and the amazing Quinta de Regaleira with stunning gardens, grottos, fountains and other surprises. Lisbon is a fascinating to place to visit and I would highly recommend staying at Casa Santana where you will be welcomed like family by Jordan and Deb.
perfect location, perfect hospitality--your Lisbon home away fro
I spent a wonderful week in this apartment and I really felt part of a secret, special part of Lisbon. The warm welcome from Jordan and a personalised tour of the local neighbourhood was an excellent start, as was meeting Deb later and hearing her stories about the other towns I would visit on my Portugal trip. The apartment has everything anyone could possibly want (the laptop is so handy as is the washing machine for a lengthy stay) and Deb and Jordan really put themselves out to make sure your visit in Lisbon is everything you want it to be and more. I have absolutely nothing negative to say about this accommodation, only fond and wistful memories. I really hope to return. I would recommend it to solo travellers who want to see the Â´realÂ´ Lisbon community yet still feel close to the tourist sights and it would also be great for families who want to self-cater. Just be prepared to climb lots of stairs (youÂ´ll need them to counteract all the pastry eating). You cannot find a better located apartment or a better view or hosts who are so thoughtful.
London, United Kingdom
A home from home in the centre of Lisbon
My partner and I stayed at Casa Santana for 4 nights in September 2012. We were so glad we chose this apartment instead of a hotel or B&B.; The location was perfect with all the benefits of a residential area (quiet, cheap food) and brilliant accessibility to the sights of central Lisbon and the accommodation was superbly comfortable: Deb and Jordan have thought of everything - a welcome basket of coffee, fruit, cheese, bread and wine, plenty of towels, a hairdryer, even washing liquid for the washing machine, as well as fully appointed kitchen and comfortable furniture. We loved the view over the city from the living room and the way that the apartment catches the breeze. Jordan gave us a great quick tour of the area on arrival and each night we dined out on a different one of his recommendations - whether a simple neighbourhood eaterie or a romantic meal out under the stars, all were excellent.
The perfect Lisbon experience
If you visit Lisbon and want to stay in the perfect location, you must stay in Casa Santana. The experience was wonderful. The apartment is clean and comfortable and we felt safe walking home even at midnight. The views are incredible and I was able to watch a Saturday night concert in the square below from the living room window while my jet-lagged family slept. Deb and Jordan have anticipated all guest needs--multiple fluffy towels, welcome goodies, a list of local restaurants (Everest is delicious!), tour and recreation recommendations, kids toys, and air conditioning! There are also local shops nearby if you also wish to use the well-appointed kitchen. Our visit included a quick orientation walking tour of the local area that pointed out tourist spots, restaurants and transportation that allowed us to wander the city with confidence. We even spent a wonderful afternoon at a local beach with their recommended surfing instructor! This was our first experience using a vacation apartment instead of a hotel and it has set a very high standard. We will definitely return to Lisbon and Casa Santana.
Dace and Kit Kramer
Steamboat Springs, CO U.S.A.
Outstanding stay at Casa Santana
My husband and I recently spent five wonderful days in Casa Santana, Jordan and Deb's delightful apartment overlooking the Rossio in Lisbon. Not only was the apartment immaculate, its location was the best in Lisbon -- steps from Metro, train, bus and trolley stops, in the middle of the bustle of the most charming part of the City, and walkable to scores of shops, restaurants and historic neighborhoods. Every detail of our stay had been anticipated, from the large notebook of walking tours and tourist brochures and information (which we used daily), Fado on the CD player, and piri-piri sauce in the fridge. Jordan, thank you for your introductory tour of the neighborhood, pointing out favorite eating spots and markets! Arriving in a new country after an overnight flight across the atlantic isn't getting any easier with age, but thanks to Jordan and Deb and Casa Santana, the transition was easy, relaxed and allowed us to explore the excitement of Lisbon without any anxiety at all! This clean, modern and well-equipped apartment in a historic building with beautiful views overlooking Rossio was the highlight of our trip to Portugal.
Beautiful apartment to base Lisbon adventures from!
Casa Santana was perfect - from it's amazing location (right in the middle of all of the action, whilst being in a quiet neighbourhood), stunning views (especially at sunset with the house martin swooping around!), comfy beds, and fully equipped kitchen (plus the lovely welcome food left for us - the Vino Verde set the tone for the rest of the holiday!). However what really set apart Casa Santana from other holiday lets was the amount of support and information provided by Jordon and Deb. The initial walking tour of the local neighbourhood was great (very insightful and really nice to have a few local restaurant recommendations etc when you arrive - makes for a very relaxing stay!) plus the organisation of other tours. Jordon organised a day of surfing and paddle boarding for us, which was excellant - very highly recommended! All in all they just made the stay very stress-free and relaxed! Add that on to the amazing apartment and it's a winning combination!
Everything you need
Stayed for four nights in June at Casa Santana. The apartment is centrally located, characterful, comfortable, spotlessly clean and with great views over the city. What really made our stay though was the thought that the owners had put into making sure that their guests had everything that they could possibly need in a holiday apartment. Jordan and Deb Kleber had clearly tried to make sure that all needs were catered for, down to a cool box for use if you wanted to head for the beach and use of a mobile phone for local calls, or to contact them if anything was needed. We were sent an excellent pre-arrival pack detailing just how to get to the apartment and covering the local area. We met the very friendly Jordan at the apartment on arrival, and he helpfully gave us a short tour of the immediate area, which included lots of local tips on getting round, what to see and do and where to eat. The apartment had plenty of guidebooks, free use of a laptop / internet access and also lots of kids games and books - very useful for our seven year old. It's clear that the owners actually care about your welfare and happiness during your stay. We've travelled round quite a bit and have rarely felt so immediately comfortable or so welcome in a hotel or apartment. Great place.
Elmhurst, New York
Home is where the heart is, and in Lisbon our hearts are at Casa
On our flight home from Lisbon, we read the NY Times Travel Section feature on Lisbon, and we recognized everything highlighted in that excellent piece: the 2nd-floor vistas from Casa Santana overlooking the central Rossio plaza, the fabulous food, and the wonderful people of Portugal.
The hospitality of the Jordan and Deb Kleber and the modern amenities of their Casa Santana enhanced our visit immeasurably. Large, airy, beautifully appointed; vina verde and local cheese in the frig! Laptop, cell phone, washer/dryer/iron...all right there in the apartment!
And you won't find the local eateries written up in any travel book, but don't fail to go...Jordan & Deb will point the way to the inexpensive, delicious, delightful Portuguese and Brazilian cuisine steps away from Casa Santana! We anticipated good things when we saw local workers filling the tables after their shifts, but our expectations were exceeded after our first dinner, so we went back twice before leaving Lisbon!
Casa Santana was our home base for a magical week-long drive up to Porto and then further north to Santiago de Compostela. Jordan and Deb recommended the local Lisbon Car Rental agency, Cael, and the VW Polo we rented was great, as was the service provided by Cael.
This was our second stay with the Klebers in 8 years; we've sent friends there who have raved about them and their rentals.
We don't plan on waiting another 8 years before returning to our Lisbon home away from home:)
Great apartment and excellent service
The service given by Jordan was fantastic. He met us in the street when our taxi arrived, and afterwards gave us a guided tour of the neighborhood. In the apartment there was a welcome package with wine, cheese, juice, and fruit. On the morning we left Jordan was there and ordered a taxi for us. We really felt welcome the whole time.
The apartment was simply great for our use, me and my parents. It's very centrally located, has a great view over the Rossio square, and one can even see the castle and the river. The apartment is very clean and nice, is very well equipped, and has everything you need if you want do to your own cooking. There even was a PC with a wireless connection, guide books etc. My parents had a spacious bed room, and I slept in a sofa bed that had a very good mattress.
Even though it's very centrally located, the neighborhood is very quiet, and we were never disturbed by outside noise.
I highly recommend this apartment!
Fantastic apartment in a great location with superb hosts
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Casa Santana. The apartment was of a good size with fantastic views over Lisbon. The location was excellent being just a short walk up from the Rossio. The equipment provided was excellent. Deb and Jordan had thought of everything! Prior to arrival Deb had sent information including a map, instructions on how to get to the apartment and recommedations for restaurants near the apartment. On arrival Jordan gave us a tour of the immediate area and pointed out various points of interest. There was also a basket of goodies, including fruit, cheese and wine to welcome us.
great appartement with a beautiful view
Great service, including bag carrying and guided tour by Jordan.
Cosy home equipped with everything you need and a great view!
Typical neighborhood, very close to train, bus, metro, tramway, good restaurants and shopping zone.
Ipswich, United Kingdom
You couldn't find a better place in Lisbon
Great place to stay for a couple. Superb central location - although you do need to be fit for all of Lisbon's hills - and they have thought of everyting you might need in the apartment . Jordan provides a very helpful orientation when you get there. We took the aerobus 91 from the airport, which stops in Rossio Square, just a couple of minutes walk away but take a taxi if you have heavy bags and are unfit, as the walk is uphill!
Frances and Chris Harries
Everything we had hoped for and more
We were met at the apartment by Jordan, who showed us around and gave us a mini tour of the area. We immediately felt at home. We had a wonderful few days in Lisbon. The view from the apartment, which is extremely well-equipped, is fantastic. We certainly intend to return. Thank you Jordan and Deb.
Nancy & Michael
Highlight of Our Vacation
'Casa Santana II Lovely Views over the Rossio' was far above the other locations we stayed at this month, in every way. In fact, in our 15 yrs of renting vacation homes, their superb hosting was only matched by one other vacation rental we stayed at in Canada years ago.
The Hosts truly took care of us when we needed help and the numerous touches, insights, thoughts, and communications made everything even more enjoyable. Thank you Deb & Jordon!
Nancy & Michael
The perfect place for a truly unique Lisbon experience
My wife and I enjoyed a fantastic stay at Casa Santana. The location was great and allowed us to easily spend our days out in busy Lisbon without a lot of hassle getting around and then still slip away to peace and quiet when we were ready to crash for the night. The tour we got from Jordan upon our arrival really helped us to feel at home in the area right away. He made it easy for us to find and try some great local restaurants and avoid local tourist traps. He also gave us great advice on the best ways to get around the city. The apartment was clean and comfortable with all of the little extras that one would expect - it was traveling while still being able to come home at the end of each day. We simply can't say enough good things about our stay here and we hope to return on future trips.
We could not have had a better welcome to Lisbon! Casa Santana is truly a home-away-from-home. It is warm, welcoming, and outfitted with everything a traveler might need. We even found a needle and thread in the kitchen drawer for a quick repair. The apartment is in a perfect location, within walking distance to Rossio Square and all of the old neighborhoods of Lisbon. Jordan gave us a super orientation to the neighborhood upon arrival so we knew where to shop, eat, and find transportation. The view from the living room is spectacular. It was a special treat to wake up and look out over the red tile roof tops across Rossio and the old cathedral toward the Tejo. We give this apartment and Jordan and Deb's hospitality our highest endorsement. We can't wait to return some day!
Delightful Stay in Lisbon!
My wife and I had the pleasure of staying at this delightful apartment in the heart of Old Lisbon. The location couldn't have been better. Within minutes, we were walking in the beautiful old streets and plazas, with their interesting museums and delightful cafe scene. In spite of the proximity, however, we weren't kept awake by sounds of the exuberant night life of the city, due to the apartment's ideal location in a quiet picturesque little neighborhood. We loved Lisbon, but most of all will remember the extraordinary lengths to which Deb and Jordan went to make sure our stay was enjoyable. Not only were we welcomed by a refrigerator stocked with local cheese, orange juice, fruit and fresh rolls, but Deb insisted on taking us to the emergency room and making sure we were taken care of when an unanticipated need for attention came up. We've been traveling in Europe for 6 months, staying in apartments all the while, and have never enjoyed such extraordinary hospitality. We highly recommend this darling apartment and its incredible hosts!
the best place to stay
I have never expected such professionally and well equipped rental apartment; excellent taste and condition; and all you need for living; fabulous! service - highest professionality
Fleet, United Kingdom
Comfortable city centre apartment with great views
Well appointed apartment with lovely views over the city. We really felt we belonged to the neighbourhood, and enjoyed visiting the inexpensive local restaurants and shops. Yet we were an easy stroll away from city centre attractions and bustle, and wih easy access to buses, trams and trains to visit places of interest outside the city centre. We felt comfortable and safe as we wandered round Lisbon, including evening strolls in our neighbourhood.
Our amazing stay at Casa Santana
My husband and I spent a glorious week at Casa Santana in the heart of Lisbon. The apartment was absolutely stunning. It was kitted out with everything you could think of and was really a home away from home. It was the small details like stocking your fridge with wine, cheese and other things for your first night in Lisbon that made this place special. The apartment has every creature comfort that you can think of and is so well situated in the heart of Lisbon.
We cant wait to stay there again, we will definitely be back.
Casa Santana and Lisbon
The apartment is in an ideal location for seeing Lisbon. The area in which the apartment is located has a great 'local feel' to it which we really enjoyed. The apartment itself was very nice and there were some really nice touches to make us feel welcome e.g. the fridge was stocked and Jordan walked us round the area to familiarise us with it.
As well as the apartment itself, I would highly recommend Lisbon, a lovely city with lots to do.
Lovely apartment in the real Lisbon
Recently stayed here with a friend and had a very good experience. Was giving precise instructions as to how to get there by taxi as is hard to find (luckily taxi driver was familar wiht the area) and was pleantly surprised to be met at the place the taxi stopped by Jordan. Apartment very well designed and in a residential area where neighbours sat outside of a night eating. Lovely view of the Rossi Square from the apartemnt and where given an inital guided tour of the immediate area by Jordan, which was very helpful - along with suggestions for dining out. All in all a very plesant stay in this home away from home.
Oxford, United Kingdom
Faultless rental in great location
Location is perfect, apartment is well equipped with lots of thoughtful extras like bread, fruit, tea, juice and so on provided for arrival. The check-in is more like a mini-tour of central Lisbon and really helpful. Clean, comfortable, great value...what more could you ask?
Mary Lee M.
The absolute Best Place to Stay in Lisbon
My husband and I are avid travelers, and have stayed in many places throughout Europe, Asia, South america, etc. However, the Casa Santana is by far our favorite. Great value; absolutely spotless; great and spacious set up with kitchen and bedroom, which was perfect for travel with a 14 month old; gorgeous views; perfect location in a real neighborhood, but just a few steps from the major tourist sights; and best of all, the most amazing hosts! Deb and Jordan were extremely helpful in helping us plan our stay both before and after our arrival, had fabulous restaurant recommendations, took us on a little walking tour upon check-in, and even negotiated our taxi fare for us! Be sure to use their map of the top 5 gelatarias in Lisbon. We managed to hit all 5!
I can honestly say I've never stayed in a place with such charming hosts / management. They were also very accomodating at the end of our trip when we had some significant flight delays, and even mailed us my husband's belt, which he left behind.
Very charming neighborhood too. We loved that we felt like we were living in the city, and not just visiting some soulless chain hotel. Our 14 month old daughter even had her first kiss right outside our front door... with a very handsome 18 month old Portuguese neighbor! I can't imagine a more perfect stay!!!
Fabulous self catered apartment with outstanding hosts!
Booking this accommodation was easy, clear and efficiently handled - complete with helpful information being sent by post before arrival.
Once we got there, Jordan's care and attention went far beyond what one could expect from any owner of a self catered apartment. His neighbourhood tour was invaluable, as was his advice for dinners, lunches, trips and views. He was available by email and telephone for any further questions and always responded promptly with just the right level of assistance. He and Deb are clearly in love with Lisbon and this certainly rubs off on their guests. Go! You'll have a great time!
A Great Place to Stay
First trip to Lisbon-- fell in love with the place. Deb and Jordan were great hosts. Sent current info on the happenings in town, and contacts/links on how to find out more. Introduced us to the neighborhood and got us settled. The apt is quiet,comfortable and bright, and was walking distance or a short cab ride to wherever we wanted to go. Would stay here again.
Bainbridge Island, WA. USA
We will always remember the view.
Escaping Seattle's dark, rainy February my husband and I spent a wonderful month in Lisbon renting from Deb and Jordan. The whole experience was easy, comfortable, and beyond our expectations. Communication and payment was a breeze. Settling into the apartment and neighborhood was so gracious because of their generous spirit and knowledge. The apartment is so nicely set up. They really have tried to anticipate every need and we were so happy there. We will always remember the view from the apartment across the rooftops, Rossio, and river Tejo. Truth be told we pulled a chair up to the window and who knows how many happy hours we had just taking in the scene. To have that view one must walk uphill. Although Bob sometimes complained he was happy about the 5 pound weight loss! We walked a lot, were outside most of every day (something that we couldn't do at home that time of year), and felt happy and healthy.
We loved Lisbon and each morning with guide book in hand (they have a nice collection) would ponder the day's activity while lounging in bed having a first cup of coffee. Next, down to the bakery for a breakfast treat and bica and off on our adventures. There is so much to do in and around Lisbon that you will never be bored. Do go to the Mercado da Ribeira for fresh meat, seafood, produce and flowers then back to your wonderful kitchen, use their cookbooks and make some memorable meals. When you're not in the mood to cook do use their restaurant recommendations.
It was hard to say goodbye to Lisbon and the Klebers and to leave the apartment and view. We will always remember this time. If you go, please give our regards to your neighbor, Phillippe.
A home from home in Lisbon
We travelled to Lisbon to celebrate my birthday. Normally when we travel abroad we stay in a hotel, but this year, we decided to stay in an apartment which we thought would give us a bit more flexibility. We scoured the reviews on tripadvisor and found Casa Santana, which luckily was available on the dates we wanted.
Before we arrived Deb sent us information about the area, and details of how to get from the airport to the apartment.When we arrived at the apartment Deb was there to welcome us and after a quick tour of the apartment she took us on a short walking tour of the area pointing out nice places to eat and get shopping and so on, having told us how we could get hold of her or Jordan in an emergency we were then left to our own devices.
The apartment was great, just what we wanted. The views were fantastic, the bed was sooo comfortable, we had all the equipment that we could need or want including a washing machine (which we didn't use) and a dishwasher (which we did). The shower was great and there is a bath which is lovely to soak in after a hard days strolling. The apartment and everything in it was spotless. Deb and Jordan had left wine cheese bread and fruit which we were most grateful for. Overall we felt very comfortable and safe in our home from home in Lisbon, and would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Casa Santana to our friends and family.
Ideal location, very comfortable, fantastic location and very fr
My husband and spent 4 nights at Casa Santana. Jordan was waiting for us on arrival having received very comprehensive directions from Deb. The unit is well appointed and is in a great location for exploring Lisbon. Jordan's 1/2 hour Cook's tour was ver helpful in providing us an initial orientation. A great place to stay when visiting Lisbon!
Beautiful apartment, Breathtaking Views
My daughter, age 25, and I stayed for Christmas week in Casa Santana. The entire experience was outstanding. The apartment itself was spotlessly clean, extremely well appointed, with great beds--I slept like I haven't in years! The location couldn't have been better. We were "up the hill" from "restaurant row" and within blocks of wonderful tiny restaurants in our neighborhood. All mass transport, trams, Metro and buses, were literally a block or two away. And because of the location in "Old Lisbon", much of where we wanted to explore was within walking distance.
Deb and Jordan provided excellent service and advice from the moment we booked until our 5 am departure on the 31st (sorry to Jordan who didn't seem to mind one bit!). Deb gave us an orientation tour of the neighborhood including restaurants and grocery stores and listed many excellent, inexpensive close by restaurants. After one or two disappointments in meals that we got from "Serious Eats", we returned to Deb's recommendations which were unfalilingly great from tiny Brazilian, to Nepalese, to the best roast chicken ever, to an unbelievable "black pork" dinner.
I have rented many vacation apartments, both in us and Europe, and I would have to say that this was the best experience to date. The only caveat is that the apt is on the second floor and the hills are steep--so anyone with mobility issues may want to find other accomodations. However, Lisbon is a "vertical city", so anyone coming should be aware of that anyway. But, if you walk and climb the hills, you get to indulge, guilt free, in the fabulous pastries that are everywhere in Lisbon.
Great city, wonderful, warm people (both the Portuguese and the Klebers!), terrific apt, affordable and delicious food and wine, stupendous museums and monuments--what could be better?
Perfect Honeymoon Stay
My wife and I stayed in Casa Santana for our honeymoon, and we couldn't be happier with it! Jordan was waiting for us when we arrived from the airport, and took the time to show us around the neighborhood before handing over the keys. The basket of fruit, bread, cheese and wine they left was excellent! This place is right in the heart of Lisbon so you'll never run out of things to do. It's very close to restaurants (we recommend Cafe Buenos aires) and shopping. We would definitely recommend Casa Santana to anyone travelling to Lisbon. **Make sure to bring comfortable shoes since there are a lot of hills in Lisbon.
Lovely flat, great location, very nice owners
Not only is this flat in a great location, extremely comfortable and well equipped with all mod cons, and a view to die for, but the owners couldn't be more helpful in trying to make your stay in Lisbon a memorable one. I would highly recommend Casa Santana for any visit to Lisbon.
Luis and Anna
So nice we stayed there twice
This past summer was our second stay in Lisbon booking with Deb and Jordan. The care they take to make you feel at home is what sets them above everyone else - it is like staying with family.
1) Info package mailed to you weeks before your stay - maps and helpful hints on what to see and do in Lisbon.
2) You are welcomed with a wonderful basket with little goodies. Believe us, it makes a world of difference when you can walk in and have something to eat after an overnight flight.
3) They take the time to give you a walking tour of the area - Deb took us to a few of her favourite restaurants to eat - an insider's/local's knowledge on where to eat and what to do.
4) The apartment has everything to keep a family of four occupied on those days when you need to rest for a bit.
5) The owners/hosts are also very accessible - you can call or email them at any time and they are quick to help out with answers on just about anything.
This is what sets the owners apart for us and the main reason we stayed with them on our second trip back to Lisbon.
As for the apartment - what can you say?
1) A number of wonderful restaurants and pastry shops to visit - with a very well stocked general store just up the street from the apartment, for those days you just want to eat in.
2) a very efficient public transportation system is practically at your doorstep.
3) the apartment is clean, well appointed and extremely well kept.
What we liked the best? Our hosts made our first trip to Lisbon - a trip we had been dreaming about for years - everything we had hoped and more. It was really like staying with family...to the point that our kids talk about staying with "Auntie Deb" - there is no higher complement we could give them.
Deb & Iain
Top location - Fabulous views!
My husband and I recently had a 5-night break at Casa Santana II. The apartment was absolutely lovely-spotlessley clean, very central-literally 2 minutes walk into Rossio square, and the views were fabulous! We were met by Deb who was very welcoming and took time out to give us a short (much appreciated) tour of the immediate neighbourhood. On our departure we were met by Jordan who was equally friendly and accomodating-he booked us a taxi and helped carry our luggage. We could not have picked a more central location and although we were in the thick of things, a short walk from the square and we were back in the quiet of our lovely apartment, with the fabulous views-we had the best of both worlds. The many tiny local restaurants around the neighbourhood were a delight-packed with locals and very inexpensive. A great find after trawling through loads of websites. Best things about the apartment: location, views, cleanliness, fresh coffee/coffee maker, lovely hosts and a very nice (chilled) bottle of wine in the fridge!
Casa Santana was a highlight of our wonderful trip in Portugal. The apartment, with it's amazing view of the central square, is the perfect home-away-from-home in Lisbon. Deb and Jordan have outfitted it with everything you could want or need -- a bottle of wine, fruit and cheese even awaited us when we arrived. Within minutes of arriving you wonder to yourself, "Who would ever stay in a hotel!?"
While the apartment is beautiful, clean, cozy, centrally located and fully equipped, the thing that really puts it over-the-edge and makes it fully deserve the five-star rating is the hospitality of Deb and Jordan. Deb met us in Lisbon, introduced us to the neighborhood, gave us a tour of the main square, and offered spot-on recommendations. Her warm welcome and limitless enthusiasm for her adopted city and country helped us to have the best possible time in Lisbon. Much thanks!
Great! Felt at Home
We are a family with 2 children, traveling to Portugal for the first time and we stayed at Casa Santana with no regrets. I felt at home outside my country. Deb was really very helpful without mentioning the house fully equipped, great for a stay with children, great view to Rosio. I would go back definitely!
Please refer to prior post on Casa Santana I wrote. But just to reiterate, Deb and Jordan are fantastic hosts!
New York lawyer
New York City
Ideal apartment for family stay in Lisbon
Casa Santana and its owners Deb and Jordan Kleber are a wonderful Lisbon vacation resource. The apartment is well situated near the Rossio, with an expansive view over the Rossio and down to the river. From sending ahead taxi directions in Portuguese, to a warm greeting on arrival with impromptu neighborhood tour and late dinner strategy, to a welcome kitchen stocked with wine, juice, bread, cheese and fruit, and prompt responses to e-mailed travel queries throughout our stay, Deb and Jordan could not have been more attentive or helpful hosts. The apartment is immaculately clean and cheerful, and easily accommodates a couple with two teenage kids.
At home in Lisbon
Casa Santana delivers on everything it advertises and more. Deb warmly greeted us when we arrived and walked with us around the neighbourhood showing us her favourite haunts and on our departure Jordan came to help us with arranging a taxi and carrying our luggage. Just minutes off the main square, the apartment offers easy access to restaurants, streetcars, and the train to Sintra. It is beautifully appointed and has wonderful vistas over the red tile roofs toward the water and the old town. Highly recommend it!
We had five nights in Casa Santana and loved it. It's in a really central position near the main square with fabulous views over Lisbon. The wonderful views are because it sits high up a hill over the square (as you can see from the publicity photos) so it's quite a climb up to it, but worth it.
The flat was well equipped and comfortable. My only very minor quibble would be that the sofa wasn't very comfortable to sit on, but that was because it was actually a sofa-bed so the flat could sleep four if necessary. There's lots to do so there's probably not much time to sit on the sofa anyway!
Deb and Jordan were very helpful and gave us a walking tour of the area pointing out good restaurants, shops etc. They also sent us excellent instructions to give to the taxi driver when we arrived at the airport and organised our taxi back.
It was a really nice break in a lovely flat. Lisbon is a beautiful city with some excellent eating places, which we found thanks to Deb.
Excellent Friendly apartment looking over the Rossio
We had a lovely time staying at the Casa Santana. An information pack was sent to us prior to arriving, then on arrival we were met by Deb who showed us around, advised us where best to eat and things to do. The apartment was perfect with cheese and wine chilling in the fridge for us. Beautiful views over the central square and yet nice and quiet at night. Would highly recommend.
I can't wait to get back
The directions for getting there were perfect; the welcome was wonderful even
though out flight was delayed. Terrific welcome walking tour with Deb. The
apartment is fantastic, short walk to a charming grocery (pao, quiejo, vinho)
but also to Rossio and many cafes, restaurants and the Metro to give you
access to all of Lisboa. Roomy apartment (we were two), nice
bathroom/shower. Prompt remedy of a problem with the laptop/Skype. Good
reading/reference/tourist materials in the apartment (I ordered one of the
cookbooks when I got home). The view is, as the ad says, lovely. This was my
fifth trip to Lisboa; this is the place to stay.
From booking the apartment to saying goodbye, everything was very well organized.
We were sent directions for the taxi driver with maps and explanations in both English and Portuguese.
Deb answered any questions we had before our arrival.
She met us at the apartment and told us everything we needed to know about the apartment, the area and Lisbon.
She showed us around the area and suggested an excellent place for take away chicken peri-peri.
When we left, they called a taxi for us, spoke to the driver to confirm the price and helped us with our luggage.
The apartment was very clean!
It is very sylishly decorated without creating the feeling that one is in somebody else's home.
It had everything one would need - even cheese, bread buns, fruit, coffee, dishwashing liquid etc.
There are a washing machine/dryer and a dishwasher.
It has a beautiful view!
It is very centrally located.
It's quiet in spite of being right in town.
I went with my parents and my partner and we all loved it and would highly recommend it.
Lytham St Annes, England.
A wonderful, sunny weekend at Casa Santana
Our first visit to Lisbon was perfectly orchestrated by Deb and Jordan - including the weather apparently! The apartment was everything claimed on their website - wonderful view over the Rossio and very well appointed. We were greeted by Deb who provided a tour of the immediate vicinity, highlighting recommended shops/restaurants, etc. Whether eating out or self-catering all our requirements were available within a five-minute walk of the apartment. There was even a health food shop next to the local supermarket. And for the more advanced shopper there is a very wide range of shops and stores - again within easy walking distance. With a taxi rank almost directly under the apartment window and the metro close by we were very happy that we didn't need to drive or attempt to park a car. The only cautionary note - do be aware that there is a short, but fairly steep, climb from the Rossio up to the apartment - this is identified on the website.
When we reluctantly departed for the airport Jordan was on hand to assist and arrange the taxi (including confirmation of the fare!). After returning to the UK we realised that we had left a wallet in the apartment. At no cost to us Deb returned it by registered post. A more helpful couple than Deb and Jordan would be difficult to find.
Casa Santana: a wonderfull atay in a perfect appartment at a per
We had such a great time in our long weekend stay at the Casa Santana in Lissabon. This started at arrivel: what a nice reception from Deb and Jordan: they are so hospitable that you feel at home inmediately. And the appartment is so nice and wonderfully eqiopped: Deb really know's what the traveller appreciates: if you arrive late you don't have time to buy necessary things as tea and coffee for the next morning: Deb has thougt about everything! And than the location of the appartment: a panoramic vieuw: you don't have to buy postcards no more: make the picture from your appartment! The appartment is located in a nice local area, but just a couple of minutes walk to the centre where everything happens...Lisbon is a wonderfull city and casa Santana a perfect location to get to know it from!
home from home!!
We found this little gem on the Sawdays website, "Special places to stay", and were not disappointed. Placed just at the Rossio, it makes an ideal base for exploring Lisbon. The flat itself was spotless and had all the amenities you could possibly require. Th service from Deb was fantastic, and on your first night there she gives you a great orientation tours, we enjoyed her reccomendations! Look forward to staying there again. Thanks Deb!
North of England
Made our stay really memorable
small but perfectly formed apartment high up over central Lisbon with fantastic views. Interesting historic area with non-touristy local shops just a few (well quite a few going uphill but worth it for the view, the peace and quiet) steps but only 5 minutes from the central square. I came for the tiles and the historic buildings and art museums. Excellent facilities, comfortable beds, swish modern bathroom, great welcome and orientation. Made me feel at home in Lisbon - I hope I'll come back!
Profile from Pimlico
An ideal place from which to explore this fascinating city.
This is a truly remarkable place to stay, for three very special reasons. (1) It is wonderfully central. Lisbon is a very walkable city (apart from the hills!) and literally within a couple of minutes stroll down the hill you are in the lively Rossio and Baixa, full of cafes, bars and restaurants. No need for taxis after a night out! (2) It is blissfully quiet. Tucked away in a tiny one-way street, you are in a peaceful residential area, well above the noise of the bustling city below. (3) The view from the sitting room is ?to die for?. Looking down to Rossio with the trees and large fountain playing in the middle of the square, to the side is the National Theatre, in the distance is the Elevador de Santa Justa and the evocative ruins of the Convento do Carmo and to the left the Baixa and the dominating Arco da Rua Augusta. It is quite mesmerising as the light changes at different times of day and in different weathers.
And on top of all that? the apartment is clean, bright and spacious. There is every type of ?mod con? you might require, including a lap-top where you can check out the weather forecast (as all Brits do!) and both Deb and Jordan are assiduous and thoughtful in the care of their clients? she sends you high-lighted directions for a taxi from the airport to the apartment in Portuguese for the driver? which is just brilliant. Special little personal touches like a chilled bottle of wine in the fridge on your arrival really make you feel cherished and ?at home?? which is perfect. We had a marvellous week in Lisbon and I can?t recommend Casa Santana highly enough as a terrific base from which to explore this vibrant and beautiful city.
St Paul, Minnesota
A room with a Lisbon view
We contacted Deb in March about visiting in June. Service in booking the
apartment was quick and easy. Deb was very clear about getting to the
property from the airport, which was wonderful, because it is in a quiet
neighborhood, and may have been difficult to find. When we arrived we were
greeted with a relaxed tour of the neighborhood, a bottle of wine, and some
fruit and cheese--just right, after a long flight. The apartment was beautiful,
with room to spare. The kitchen was complete, the bathroom clean and up to
date, the bedroom large. The view from the front room was more beautiful as
the day wore on--the square below was framed in 18th-century buildings,
with the evening shadows highlighting the charm of the city. Deb loves Lisbon
and told stories of the people we may meet, drawing us more intimately into
the the city she loves. We felt as though we were really part of that little piece
of the world. We honestly drew in a breath any time we looked out that
We wish we lived there
Review: This is a fabulous property. Sparkling clean,charmingly decorated with living room, bath, full kitchen and bedroom, plus Internet. Superbly located, the apartment looks out on Lisbon's main square, which is just steps away. We could have parked ourselves by the window and enjoyed the view all three days but there was far too much to do and all the main sites are walkable or a short tram ride. The owners are superb hosts. They provide maps, guidebooks and tips for dining/enjoying Lisbon and also are very respectful of your privacy. We've traveled all over the world and stayed in some wonderful places and this one ranks among the best. Everything you would want and need. It's simply a delightful,comfortable place. Highly, highly recommended.
A little gem in an excellent location
Casa Santana is situated in a lovely quiet spot in the very heart of lisbon.The attention to detail from your enquiry right through to arrival is second to none.
Hosts Deb and Jord are awaiting your arrival, having provided detailed instructions for you to give to the taxi driver at the airport making the journey to Casa Santana very easy.
Deb & Jord very kindly helped us in with our bags and then Deb took us on a short tour of the locality to provide us with that crucial knowledge of the many local restaurants etc. This proved so useful to us in discovering the best deals!
The apartment itself was very comfortable and had the most magnificent outlook from the lounge. We had a wonderful time in lisbon as a result and would strongly recommend casa santana. It is home from home.
Thanks to our hosts, it was a great yet short break.
Wonderful Lisbon Holiday Apartment
If you are looking for an authentic Lisbon experience, this is the place for you! Deb and Jordan are absolutely the BEST hosts you could hope for. They take their roles as Lisbon ambassadors seriously and do whatever they can to ensure you have a memorable stay.
When you check in, Deb gives a walking tour of the neighborhood - a real Lisbon neighborhood, not at all touristy, pointing out the best restaurants, grocery stores, locations of ATMs, train station, etc. She goes over every aspect of the apartment - more on the apartment below - and its many amenities. She leaves you with a nice welcome basket with fruit, Vino Verde - Portugese green wine, local cheese, coffee and pastries. You're all set for a wine and cheese before hitting the streets for exploring Lisbon's many sites. Deb will also with prior notice purchase additional items at the grocery for you. Seriously, she and Jordan are great!
The neighborhood is truly residential. Lots of authentic charm, safe, reasonably quiet, and exceptionally centrally located for setting out to explore. The apartment is only a short 3 minute walk to the Rossio square, the train station for trips to Sintra, and "restaurant row".
The apartment is modern, very quaint and comfortable. It is on the 3rd floor - no elevator of a nicely renovated building. The pictures on Deb's website are accurate. The views are as shown. It has a good sized bedroom with a firm, comfortable bed -queen size, I believe. The bedroom also has a sitting area and a comfortable chair. The apartment is air conditioned although we did not need to use it in early May. The bathroom is modern, fairly large by European standards, has a tub/shower combination, good water pressure, endless hot water and was spotlessly clean as was the entire apartment. The kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher, washer/dryer, etc. Living room has a daybed, chair, tv with cable, books, bar stools at the kitchen counter.
In short - a nice place to stay!
San Jose, CA
A wonderful time
We very much enjoyed our stay in Lisbon at Casa Santana II. The apartment was comfortable, clean, and had all the conveniences. It was centrally located with a lovely view. Especially of the town's New Year Eve firework display. We were able to walk anyway, catch the trams easily and found the neighborhood delightful. Deb was there to greet us on our arrival and is a wonderful hostest. We also had Deb arrange for taxi service from the airport, which I highly recommend. We highly recommend this property. You will not be disappointed!
Best Apartment in Lisbon
Spent a week in Lisbon and stayed in the most wonderful place. An apartment rental owned and operated by a lovely American couple living in Lisbon. A spectacular view of the city, centrally located (close to everything including the train station), all the amentities we Americans love. Experience begins with written instructions in Portuguese you give to taxi driver to make sure you arrive quickly at your destination, met by Deb (the owner), a quick tour of apartment which she has stocked with fresh ground coffee, fresh bread, butter ,cheese, fruit, and bottle of wine. Explains free access to laptop commuter with Skype and cell phone for local calls. Followed by the tour of the neighborhood highlighting local grocer, cafe, etc............folks, it doesn't get any better than this. Only downside is the steps to second floor apartment.........but that's how you get the fabulous VIEW. Not to worry about luggage. Jordan, Deb's husband easily and cheerfully gets it up and down for you. My daughter and I stayed at the Casa Santana, but they also have other properties available as well..............all can be viewed at..............VisitingPortugal.com...............beats every hotel in town at half the price...............check it out ===
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