About this listing
Allow yourself to stay in Lisbon and live like a local.
The "Old Tower House" is set in a historic district and the oldest Lisbon - Alfama.
Alfama genuinely guard their identity in the people who live there, in old houses, its narrow streets and staircases, in grocery stores, in Fado houses that abound in this neighborhood so charismatic and so unique.
This is the oldest neighborhood, more authentic, more alive and original and one of the most typical of Lisbon.
Alfama resembles a small village in the center of a large city where people meet and greet each day there is a great complicity between neighbors
This home is set in a noble building, dating from 1850 very old but refurbished throughout, maintaining some features of the original house and to which was added a decoration of refinement and charm that is unique, and feel good and comfortable in a house full light and spirit that breathes in this area of Lisbon.
Very sunny has two large windows facing the Largo de São Rafael, where the Moorish wall in Lisbon, built by Muslims between the mid-tenth century and 1147, the year when Dom Afonso Henriques conquered the city.
The house is on a par with my home during your stay we will be neighbors can count on us for all we need is a heart that's got heart and we want to help make your stay in Lisbon is a success.
The house has a large suite a large closet. Has no kitchen.
It has a refrigerator, coffee maker, electric kettle.
Towels, bedding are included.
It is very well situated less than 5 minutes walk from downtown Lisbon, a few meters from the viewpoint Portas do Sol, Castle of São Jorge, the Pantheon, the Museum of Fado, a few meters from transport, shops, cafes, restaurants, fado houses, bars, flea market, museums, art galleries, craft shops ... is in the center of your perfect stay.
NOTE - If this house is not available for the dates you want , talk with me I have other houses in the same neighborhood..
The guests have exclusive and full access to the suite
Interaction with Guests
We're of the neighborhood, local people. We are always available.
Susana is dedicated to guests the whole time.
We like to be with the guests in the evening with a cool drink, to share a bit of our country and get a bit of the country of origin of each guest.
This neighborhood beyond its charm has a very special thing - its authenticity. It's a neighborhood full of life with people who inhabit it and we have everything from the simplest to the fanciest. In a word - unique
We are in the city center. There is metro, bus and mythical electric 28 is in a few steps away.
The downtown is within walking distance.
I do not want to impose rules for your vacation stay, but still would like to make some notes.
The apartment is in a residential area and we have an excellent relationship with our neighbors, and so we would like to continue.
Please respect the neighbors.
Please don't smoke.
Is always nice to find the apartment estimated.
In addition, the only rule I really want to impose is that you please have fun and enjoy our beautiful city. Spend a memorable vacation.
This is my greatest desire.
Thanks a lot
Susan was a wonderful host! Thank you again for sharing your beautiful home and city with us. We only wish we had more time there! Hope to come back soon.
We absolutely loved our stay in Susana & Joao's beautiful place in Lisbon! Everything was perfect, from the minute we met with Joao at the house, I knew we were going to be looked after! Joao could not have been more lovely & helpful, recommending restaurants and offering help with our heavy bags etc.
The place itself was amazing! The bed sheets were crisp and clean, the decor is beautiful, the shower is huge and the big marble double sink was great too!
In the mornings, we were pleasantly surprised with a bag of fresh breakfast supplies from the market! We had bread, meats, cheeses etc it was such a nice addition to our stay!
There is a restaurant outside the window which gets pretty busy, and the fado singers stop around 11pm so it's fine.
Thank you again Susana & Joao, next time we visit Lisbon we will be staying with you again!
Love Brigitte & Chris xx
We had a great time at Lisbon. The apartment was supernice, clean and very good located! The furniture was also very cool and cosy. Susana is a lovely host, thoughtful and helpful. Her recommendations for cafés and bars were really good, and the room was just awesome!! We'd love to come back one day. We stayed 2 nights at this place and anonther at her Guesthouse (https://www.airbnb.de/rooms/3418819) - We definitly would stay at Susana's again next time.
Wonderful host, very helpful. Apartment was great and in an amazing location. You can hear fado singers from adjacent restaurant at night. Walking distance from main area.
Susana was an excellent Host, her communication with me was top notch and her directions for what turned out to be an easy place to find once we were there but difficult to locate for a novice to the area, were easy to follow.
It is such a wonderful part of Lisbon the Alfama area, the streets, lanes and paths are so narrow but bustling with so many kind thoughtful people. The Portuguese are an extremely helpful culture even with huge language inadequacies on my part, they were patient and helpful to me.
The apartment was sensational and we enjoyed every minute of our stay there.
LOOK NO MORE! This tiny apartment is gorgeous, clean and tastefully decorated in an old historic building in the historic district of the Alfama. It's located in a great location with nightly live Fado right outside your balcony. If you like live music until 11PM-ish then this is for you. The music was beautiful. The hosts provide a simple breakfast (bread, cheese, meat, jam, butter, coffee, tea), which was perfect for us. The hosts were wonderful! Joao and Susana were EXTREMELY helpful (they went above and beyond to help us) as our luggage became lost in transit for the first 2 days of our 2 week vacation - our hosts were instrumental in helping us to retrieve our luggage. Thank you again! We highly recommend this AirBnB.
Wir waren insgesamt 3 Nächte im "Old Tower House" und hatten insgesamt einen sehr guten und vor allem authentischen Aufenthalt in Alfama. Das Appartment ist - wie auf den Fotos gezeigt - geschmack- und liebevoll eingerichtet, entsprechend groß und insgesamt sehr sauber. Nach unserer Ankunft hat uns Susana kurz die wichtigsten Dinge erklärt und einige Informationen bzgl. Sightseeing und örtlicher Gastronomie gegeben, welche für den Start sehr hilfreich waren. Vor dem Haus ist ein kleiner Platz, welcher mit einem Wasserspiel und einem Baum schön gestaltet ist. Insgesamt ein perfektes Setting für einen Trip nach Lissabon!
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About the Host, Susana
We are a portuguese couple that at the beginning of our married life we have been fortunate to find a house in the center of Lisbon in a neighborhood that we only known the name - Alfama. We were welcomed with open arms by people who do not know us, but they treated us like family. The demonstrations of friendship and good neighborliness were daily ... were undoubtedly one of the best years of our lives. But the family was growing and the house no longer met the conditions for a biger family. We can't give away the house ... it's really special. Then came the idea, why do not provide this experience to others?
The reason why the house is called 'Cats House' is because when we lived there, we had five cats and lovingly to our neighbors and friends called it the House of Cats, and found it good to leave it with that name to remember the happy times live in Alfama and of course in memory of ours cats.
And the will to receive grew even more with this experience, and came "The Window of the World," and other people's homes and friends from a friends who give us their homes to receive the same love and care we receive in our house ... and thus also come to be our as well ...to receive with the same desire and taste as I have received in the Cats House I hope you like and welcome.
I sincerely hope to those who choose to come to stay in Alfama, which are as happy as we were ...
Susana and João