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Description of the Lisbon vacation villa rental
A rare find next to JerÃ³nimos Monastery, it was from this VERY site that Portuguese sailors set off to discover new worlds in the 15th century, the villa is a perfect place for your own Lisbon discovery. Oozing with history, romance and gourmet delights you couldn't ask for a better place for an amorous getaway, a vacation with family or friends, or a post or pre cruise stop over in Europe's favourite capital city destination of Lisbon. This original 19th C' little town villa is full of charm with beamed ceilings, original shuttered windows, marble fittings and polished terracotta floors tiles, it happily sleeps 6 in its 3 double bedrooms. The villa is on ground level with only one of the bedrooms up a flight of inside stairs making it very suitable for seniors or people with mobility problems. East facing to the street there is however a private sunny atrium with patio table, chairs and parasol for outdoor living. Furnished with a mixture of antique pieces plus comfortable beds and seating, the villa boasts all the modern amenities to make your stay comfortable. Transport is very easy with the modern tram and buses to the centre of the city from stops just outside the villa. A car is definitely not necessary, but street parking, and nearby car-park are free, if you wish to take advantage of villas great setting with its easy access that avoids the inner city traffic to the main roads South over the bridge, the Portuguese Riviera, Sintra and beyond. Sr Filip the owner of the restaurant in-front who speaks English is on hand if you need any help in an emergency.
Your villa is in one of THE most historic areas of the city, BelÃ©m offers almost too much - both of Lisbon's World Heritage Sites, JerÃ³nimos Monastery and the Torre de BelÃ©m, the Presidents palace with guardsmen decked out in 19th C' uniforms, a unique coach museum and a world class maritime museum. There is the famous Pasteis de BelÃ©m cafe, a whole row of interesting restaurants set in 16th C' buildings, the BelÃ©m Cultural centre with its exhibitions and concerts, the planetarium, and botanical gardens. The Tagus river runs under the bridge that looks like the Golden gate presided over by the Christ the King statue, Rio de Janeiro has a look-alike, you might catch a glimpse of the QE2 or the QM2 or one of the many cruise ships that sail out to sea passed your back yard. Sail boats and regattas leave and return to the nearby marinas and the electric train line takes you along the rivers edge to Estoril and its casino, Cascais that picturesque fishing village or just to the many wide sandy beaches of the Portuguese Riviera. Travel to the centre quickly and easily by train, tram, bus or taxi. Here, where the most western part of Europe meets the sea, is where you've got to be.
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