Apartment in Alfama - Lisbon
Allow yourself to stay in Lisbon and live like a local.
In the House of Cats happens. It is located in a privileged area in the heart of Lisbon - Alfama.
This is the oldest neighborhood, more authentic, more lively, original and one of the most typical of Lisbon. Alfama is unique, resembling a small village in the center of a great metropolis where people meet and greet every day there is a great complicity between the neighbors.
It is known for its restaurants and fado houses, as well as the Popular Saints celebrations, especially on the night of St. Anthony, from 12 to 13 June.
The Cats House date of 1935, and although small, is remodeled with all the comfort and full of the spirit that breathes in the Lisbon area. Every detail has been designed with much love and provide for an unforgettable stay and typically Portuguese.
The Cats House is very sunny and consists of a dining room with seating for 4, one double bedroom, den, kitchen and a living room that accommodates two people. The kitchen has all the usual appliances and utensils, the bathroom with what is necessary for their welfare, towels and bed linen are included. So the House of Cats is prepared to provide a pleasant and full of comfort
The Cats House is situated very close to the viewpoint of the Portas do Sol, the Castle of São Jorge, the Pantheon, the Fado Museum, being a few meters of transport, shops, cafes, restaurants, fado houses, bars, flea market , museums, art galleries, craft shops ... is in the center of your stay perfect.
NOTE-If this house does not have the dates you want we have other homes that may be available.
The guests have exclusive and full access to the apartment
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.
Other Things to Note
You can see our other homes we have, just click on our profile picture, and click where it says "View all listings" and will be the list of all our other listings.
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.
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
Very important NOTE:
NO SMOKING HOUSE
In case it is found that smoked in the house we will remove the deposit an extra cleaning fee of 100€.
This is a serious matter, the Guest that will use the house then they can have serious health problems because of term smoked in the house, (as has happened with previous guest with asma). Not only in health and the fact that a house smelling of tobacco is VERY unpleasant and very uncomfortable.
I don't think there is enough space here to talk about how great Susana is! Not only Cats house was great but she truly made our trip in Lisbon! We would have been lost without her and her advice on what to do and where to go in Lisbon. First the house: The house was perfect, it is exactly as it shows in the pictures. It was spotless clean and everything you need for a nice vacation home was available. The area were the house is not flat so be prepared to walk up/down stairs and/or hills but the area is safe, has many restaurants around and the main attractions are walking distance. It is in the oldest area of Lisbon so expect old but well maintained and beautiful buildings. The house is totally recommended by us and we will definitely stay there next time we travel to Lisbon. Now about Susana: Susana is a happy character that you want to be around! She was extremely helpful and just being around her made us happy. We even went back to visit her back just to talk to her. Her service was formidable, not only managing the house were we stayed at but the other properties she manages as well. Anything we needed, she would help out. If you were to search for " airbnb host" in the dictionary, you would see her picture. I definitely recommend her if you are traveling to Lisbon.
Nice flat. Exactly like on the pictures. Well equiped and very clean. The area is nice. 10m by walk to go to the city center.
Unfortunately we haven't met Susana.
The "Cats House" is a lovely accommodation right in the heart of Alfama. Especially, the thoughtful decoration makes is a unique traveling experience. Thank you very much, Susana, for our comfortable stay!
Our hosts made us feel very welcomed and were extremely helpful in showing us to our apartment and explaining many things to us on the way such as good places to eat and places to visit and about the apartment.
Le logement est bien situé, au coeur de l'Alfama, quartier historique et populaire de Lisbonne. Il est tout petit, mais fonctionnel et joliment décoré.
We had a great time in Susana's house. It was super clean, en comfortable. And the location was super! In the middle of Alfama. We had a nice weekend there.
This was our first Airbnb experience and right from the start we felt very welcome to stay at the Cats House. Susana responded quickly to our inquiries and waited really late into the night for us to arrive at the residence (our flight was delayed). The neighbourhood was a really charming residential area, with only the occasional tourist wandering by. The apartment was clean and had everything we needed (including heaters and extra blankets, Lisbon was freezing). Susana had created a homelike, cozy atmosphere that helped us feel like local people.
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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