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
Susana's apartment is very well located in the old city center, so you can easily visit most of the city on foot. The apartment is really tastefully decorated, spacious, bright and clean, it has a very comfortable bed and in the bathroom there's a great shower with lots of hot water. Susana is a great and friendly host and she put every morning around 09.00 a nice breakfast (fresh bread, cheese, meat, mermelade, fruit) at our door.
We really enjoyed our stay at the old tower house.
One little minus however: the charming little place with its benches in front of the room is also appealing to very noisy, drunk people which deprived us from sleeping till about 4 am our first night. The second and third night it was quiet, so we slept very well. Unfortunately, the last night our visitors were back, but luckily they left around 01.15. So you might consider bringing some earplugs...
A really lovely apartment with a great bathroom and bed and in a lovely location. Susana was very helpful and friendly.
BESTE UNTERKUNFT IN LISSABON
Nochmals ein herzliches Dankeschön an Susana und Katja (vom Guesthouse nebenan), welche uns den Aufenthalt so perfekt gemacht haben. Die Wohnung ist super gelegen, top modern ausgestattet und sehr sauber. Sogar das Frühstück ist inbegriffen. Nachts klingt FADO Gesang vom Vorplatz durch die offenen Fenster. Wenn man diese jedoch schliesst, kann man ruhig schlafen. Wir konnten fast alles zu Fuss erreichen und vor der Haustüre gibt es viele kleine, einladende Restaurants. Wir würden sofort wieder kommen und werden das Appartement gerne weiterempfehlen...
Susana is the best host you'll get. She took the time to introduce the neighbourhood to us and recommended many nice places to eat around the area. Her apartment is amazing, very clean and has a huge washroom. You'll also be able to enjoy Fado, music of Portugal in your room as there is a restaurant close by. She even went the extra mile by providing some breakfast for us which was very nice of her to do so. Muchas gracias again Susana for everything! We enjoyed Lisbon very much.
Wir haben die Unterkunft leicht gefunden und Susana war gleich da und hat uns alles erklärt. Die Unterkunft war genau wie beschrieben und auf den Fotos. Alfama ist ein Erlebnis der besonderen Art. Der Fado dringt am Abend direkt in die Unterkunft. Alles in allem hatten wir einen super Aufenthalt in Lissabon. Auch über das Frühstück jeden Tag haben wir uns gefreut. Wir würden diese Unterkunft jederzeit wieder buchen. :)
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 loved staying in this charming apartment right in the heart of Alfama. We loved the decor & design, the comfortable bed, the beautiful bathroom and shower. We really enjoyed standing out on the french balcony overlooking the courtyard where the next door restaurant played live fado every evening. We also really appreciated the fresh buns left outside our door in the morning. Susana was very helpful and easy to communicate with. We would definitely stay here again :)
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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