About this listing
A modern apartment, in a century old building situated in a historical neighborhood.
Registered in Alojamento Local
Do you like to mix the old with the new? So you have to check my apartment.
The apartment is in the traditional and fashionable Lapa neighbourhood, in downtown Lisbon, in an early 1900's building.
It was completely renovated and refurnished by me, a designer, a few years ago.
I decided to keep the original rooms distribution but giving it a new twist. As you will see its 40sqm (430 square feet) were really well organized, so it makes the most of the space.
The bedroom its the most original area of the house:
Turn of the century apartments in Lisbon had really small bedrooms that fits one single bed a small wardrobe. So instead of having a small bedroom with a small bed I decided to make the entire bedroom a bed! It has a large king size mattress for 2 that occupies the whole room and it mounted in a stage set 1meter from the floor.
But dont worry, you wont feel claustrophobic because the ceiling is at a very confortable 1,50m (5feet) from the bed.
The bottom part of the stage is for storage, with drawers and lots of space perfect to keep your baggage. Check out the photos to get a better idea.
The living room has sofa-bed (were two more persons can sleep) and a large closet. Next to the living room there is also a nice office space with a desk, chair and library shelfs.
It has a nice bathroom (with tub) and fully equiped kitchen.
Guest will have access to WIFI Internet access (closed network), cable TV with DVR as well as to all of the apartments utilities.
Interaction with Guests
I will be there to greet the guest during check in, to explain all the house rules and functioning, to provide traveling tips in the city and to answer all of the guest questions.
I am also always reachable by phone or email during all the guests stay.
Lapa is a very safe neighbourhood near the Lapa Hotel, International Embassies (Luxemburg, Bulgaria, China) and the Museu de Arte Antiga (Ancient Art Museum).
As for nightlife, the apartment is just a 5/10 minutes walk from the Santos Design District were there are a lot of bars and clubs. Its also a 15/20 minutes walk from Bairro Alto and Chiado.
The apartment is near transportation like Bus and the traditional Lisbon electric tram. The train station to Cascais and Estoril beaches is just a 5/10 minutes walk away.
Other Things to Note
Me, as a host in Portugal, am obliged by law (and will be fined if I do not do) to ask all non-portuguese guests need to provide the following informations:
- City and Country of Birth;
- City and Country of Home Address;
- Passport (or National ID) Number and Issuing Country;
This information will be, as demanded by law, sent to the Portuguese Border Patrol (SEF).
Thank you for understanding.
General common sense applies. I just ask every guest I have in my apartment that they are carefull with the handling of objects, furniture and appliances and respect other neighbours in the building.
Since most of the furniture was designed specific certain areas of the apartment I also ask that the guest doesn’t change any of the furniture placing.
Wireless Internet Access and Cable TV with DVR Box use is free of charge.
The Use of Video on Demand Service its not included. If the guest wants to use Video on Demand service he or she must be pay the extra cost of its use.
Please do not disconnect the sonar repellent in the hall and next to the television.
Please do not have any parties os guests in the apartment that were not listed in the reservation.
This is a very family orientated neighborhood, so any deviant behavior will be noticed by neighbors that, if justified, will have no problem in contacting the authorities.
About the Host, Ricardo
I love to travel and meet new people. I've visited a great part of Southern Europe, and I've been in Southeast Asia (Macau, China, Singapure and Malasia), New York and Brazil. Hopefully I can get to go increase this list in the next few years.
I also work for Airbnb and I've been part of the Airbnb community since 2012.