Casa Villa Serra & Casa Joaquina

Lisbon, Estremadura

Catch the funicular to these perched neighbouring houses in a 'village' in the heart of Lisbon


2 places


Each sleep 6


A brilliant opportunity to live as a Lisboeta. Up a dozen cobbled alleys – or the funicular should the steps prove exhausting – to arrive at these neighbouring houses, perched high above the city centre. Casa Joaquina is contemporary and open-plan with a clever use of space and filled with light from top to toe. There’s all you need in the well-equipped kitchen and the living room is upstairs alongside a split-level roof terrace with views over roof tops and plenty of shade – you can eat out here too on balmy evenings.Villa Serra has superby views from the living room and its pretty, nicely-planted garden terrace – lovely to sit out here with a cold glass of vinho verde while you fire up the barbecue. Both houses are within the Historic Preservation neighbourhood so you’ll feel incredibly authentic and local – this is non-touristy and very much a residential area.In a few minutes you can walk to the central plaza, the Rossio, for a spot of people-watching. Join the city bustle for restaurants, street food, museums, churches and art galleries. Back at the quieter Pena area where you are staying there are grassy and tree-filled parks such as the Campo dos Martires da Patria for summer picnics and a spot of peace.

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We think you'll love

  • Being able to walk to restaurants, shops and much culture
  • Bringing good local ingredients back and cooking in the kitchen
  • Sitting on the roof terraces in the evenings
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Home truths

  • You're on a hill so it's not suitable for the less than nimble
  • Parking is a challenge on medieval streets


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Special offer: Through the end of March, we're offering Lisbon Springtime City Breaks: 2 nights with a 10% discount & guaranteed flexible check-ins/check-outs. Enquire Now or Book Online with the code "city_break"!

Booking information

Check in
4pm, please get in touch for early and late check in
Check out
10am, please get in touch for late check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 5 nights in high season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from €140
Weekly price
from €931
Damage deposit
Extra bed/sofabed available €140-€175 per person per week.
1 Apartment for 6
From €1404 beds3 bedrooms
1 Apartment for 6
From €1903 beds3 bedrooms


Lovely 3 bedroom house, very central and a terrace with wonderful views. Austin was super helpful with suggestions and info.

Jennifer, Paris

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The neighbourhood

Pena is like a preserved village in the middle of the city, protected by the government because of its unique interest and value. Nothing has changed since the 19th-century and it is very quiet. In minutes though you can be in the heart of the city for St Jorge's castle, the river Tejo and fantastic transport links across the city.

Local points of interest from The owner Austin

  • Our historic parish, Pena, is moments from the Rossio (Lisbon's main plaza), but it’s a family neighborhood, home to Embassies and grassy parks: a village in the heart of Lisbon.
  • There is a grocery store and several cafés within easy walking distance of the houses. The owner of our local mercado is something of a wine buff, and can help you get to know Portuguese wines.
  • The center of Lisbon, St Jorge’s Castle, the River Tejo and the train station to Sintra are all within a few kilometers, and from the Rossio metro station, or 24 hour taxi stand, you can reach almost any point in the Lisbon.
  • For families with kids, we’re happy to point out the several playgrounds nearby. We also stock the houses with guide books, phrase books and a collection of brochures on local attractions for all ages.
  • In this Historically Protected Neighbourhood the streets have hardly changed in the last few hundred years. Residents from centuries past, including Amalia Rodrigues and Luis de Camoes, would probably still recognize them.
  • Lisbon is an amazing city, with something for everyone. Let us know what you’re interests are, and we’re happy to help you plan. We never get tired of watching people fall in love with Lisbon!


The owner Austin

Austin left Seattle to move to Portugal where she has ancestral links. She loves sharing her love of the Portuguese people and culture with guests from all over the world.