Bright room in art organization

Apartment - Private room · R. Frei Miguel Contreiras, Lisbon, Lisbon 1700, Portugal
Marta

Two rooms dedicated to visiting artists (with free parking in garage), within an art institution promoting projects in new art media / innovative discourses in the arts (Ectopia).
While not occupied by an artist the rooms are available for guests

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Two rooms dedicated to visiting artists (with free parking in garage), within an art institution promoting projects in new art media / innovative discourses in the arts (Ectopia).
While not occupied by an artist the rooms are available for guests

The Space

Room dedicated to visiting artists (with free parking space in garage), within an art institution promoting projects in new art media / innovative discourses in the arts (Ectopia) - check our blog.

While not occupied by an artist in residence the room is available for visitors. A second room is available for an extra charge if you are more than two.

The room is in a flat in a central part of Lisbon, where we also have our office (used part time).

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About the LOCATION:

One of the best locations in Lisbon concerning transports and the neighborhood.

It has a great location regarding transports: just across from a station of suburban trains and metro; and from the airport is 15 min / 7 euro by taxi (there are a couple of 4* hotels around due to this convenient location). The neighborhood has a good theatre, perhaps the one with the best program in the country, a cinema showing independent films (original language with subtitles), a sports complex with swimming pool, tennis courts, running tracks… and it is considered the best area of Lisbon in regards to its urban planning – with plenty of green areas between the buildings, local commerce, small cafés popular with the residents and actors. It is 2 minutes from Avenida de Roma that became in recent years one of the trendiest streets in Lisbon with a great ice-cream shop, nice shops and cafés (although most residents prefer the less expensive “local” ones).
Explore the neighborhood with (website hidden) Streetview - you will like it.

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About the room and apartment:

It is brand new (I mean, it was built in the 50s, but we are running the flat since June when we redecorated it).
It is a 110 square meters apartment (three bedrooms and a large living-dining room), fully furnished.
It has a good sized kitchen, with a closed balcony to the back (facing a sort of small park) where there is a table with four chairs. The balcony (with windows open or closed depending on the weather) is the “unofficial” dining room as it is quite agreeable.
Next to the kitchen there is one large bathroom with bathtub with shower, and plenty of natural light.
One bedroom (yours) has a double bed and a large built-in wardrobe. It is about 13 sq. meters.
Another bedroom, that sometimes is used as an office (you can probably use it as office if nobody will need it during your stay), has the same size, but no wardrobe. This is the second room that can also be booked.
The kitchen and those two bedrooms face the small park at the back of the building and are away from the main street in the front (quieter).
Towards the front, with a large balcony, there is another room with the same size of the other two that is used as the office of Ectopia (our arts organization). There is one employee going there two days per week between 9h30 and 6h30pm. I also go to the office occasionally, In fact we are quite used to host artists (and other visitors from overseas), and will be happy to help - you will find some maps and guidebooks already waiting for you - please leave them for the following guests.
Finally, there is a lounge with two sofas and an easy chair, great to read; and a sort of dinning room with a large table, that we mainly use for meetings, but can be used as dining table.
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The extras!!

We have free WiFi internet available.

Due to popular request we now provide a free Beach Pack: beach towels and a parasol (bring your own sunscreen).

In addition, we have someone coming to the apartment once a week to clean the floors and communal areas (including kitchen and bathroom). The floor of your room will be cleaned, and your towels changed at that time.

Guest Access

You are welcome to use all common areas, namely kitchen and living room. In fact, you will be probably on your own most of the time, because outside office hours (and only two days per week) people from Ectopia are not frequently in the apartment.

Please let me know in advance if you will need to use the covered car parking (free). It is free, but we will keep a deposit of 100€ for the remote control for the door (we will return the deposit when the remote is returned - sorry but it costs about 80€ to replace it!).

Interaction with Guests

I live in an apartment in the same building. As a consequence I am always available to give you some suggestions regarding my favourite places in Lisbon!

The Neighborhood

One of the best locations in Lisbon concerning transports and the neighborhood.

It has a great location regarding transports: just across from a station of suburban trains and metro; and from the airport is 15 min / 7 euro by taxi (there are a couple of 4* hotels around due to this convenient location). The neighborhood has a good theatre, perhaps the one with the best program in the country, a cinema showing independent films (original language with subtitles), a sports complex with swimming pool, tennis courts, running tracks… and it is considered the best area of Lisbon in regards to its urban planning – with plenty of green areas between the buildings, local commerce, small cafés popular with the residents and actors. It is 2 minutes from Avenida de Roma that became in recent years one of the trendiest streets in Lisbon with a great ice-cream shop, nice shops and cafés (although most residents prefer the less expensive “local” ones).
Explore the neighborhood with (website hidden) Streetview - you will like it.

Getting around

Great location regarding transports: just across from a station of suburban trains (Roma-Areeiro station) and close to metro (Roma).
Very convenient access from the airport and from a major train station (Oriente: trains to Porto and elsewhere, is 10 min away).

Other Things to Note

We have free WiFi internet available.
Towels and linen are provided - just bring your toothbrush (and toothpaste).
Due to popular request we now provide a free Beach Pack: beach towels and a parasol (bring your own sunscreen).
We have someone coming to the apartment once a week to clean the floors and communal areas (including kitchen and bathroom). The floor of your room will be cleaned, and your towels changed at that time.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $28 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $342 /week
Monthly Price: $1101 /month
Cleaning Fee: $14
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Cancellation: Flexible

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  • Fomos muito bem recebidos pela Marta, que nos apresentou todo o apartamento e os mapas da cidade. Ela foi muito gentil e cuidadosa com os detalhes da casa. Dividimos o apartamento com mais duas pessoas e não tivemos nenhum problema, até porque estávamos como uma bebê de 18 meses. O metrô é próximo e o bairro muito agradável. As únicas questões que ficaram a desejar foi o wifi que era fraco, e o chuveiro que parava de esquentar repentinamente após alguns minutos de funcionamento. De resto, amamos a experiência.

    May 2014
  • L'appartement est grand et dispose de tout ce qu'il faut en cas de besoin. Nous avons toujours été seul le soir mais également la journée pour le peu de fois ou nous y étions présent. Autant dire que ce fut tranquille, nous nous y sommes senti comme chez nous. Marta nous a accueillie avec sourire et gentillesse et était prête à nous donner des conseils pour visiter malgré que nous avions déjà un programme bien chargé. Des livres et plans de la ville y sont disponibles pour ceux qui partent en dernière minute sans trop se préparer. Une machine à laver à disponible en cas de besoin pour un nettoyage urgent. La place de parking dans le grand garage était idéale pour nous, pas de prise de tracas pour se garer.
    Le logement était parfait dans l'ensemble et donc nous pourrions y retourner sans hésitations.

    May 2014
    Marta
    Response from Marta:

    Merci bien Vincent!

    May 2014
  • Despite our late arrival Marta has welcomed us very heartily. I would call The Bright Room more than a room, it is a Bright Apartment. Clean and with all the requirements available, like towels, bed sheets. From the balcony we enjoyed our breakfast with a nice view on the little park.
    During our short stay, this apartment proved to be a good base to discover all corners of Lisbon.
    Thanks Marta.

    May 2014
  • The apartment had everything we needed!

    - Close to public transport (walk trough Roma - Arreiro for the subway Arreiro station).
    - Please note that shower runs hot water for approx. 5 minutes, then the heater has to restart
    - Warm welcome included and friendly people around

    Thanks Marta!

    April 2014
  • Nice and comfortable apartment close to metro, train and airport. Very friendly host

    March 2014
    Marta
    Response from Marta:

    Thank you Pierre. All the best!

    March 2014
  • Very nice apartment ! We were during New Years holiday there and had almost the whole apartment for us. Only a few minutes to Metro Station, supermarket, shops and a very cozy and good bakery. Marta and Luis are very friendly, helpful, gave us some insider tips. Everything went smooth and uncomplicated .. in the last night we had a short but very worthy time chatting with Luis. Thanks also for the port wine invitation Luis..

    Vivi&Michael

    January 2014
  • Marta and Luis were wonderful hosts despite juggling busy schedules and a sick child and they found the time to give great advice on finding my way around the neighbourhood. The apartment is brilliantly located away from the tourist madness in Lisbon and literally across the road from the Roma Areeiro train station which connects to the main Lisboa Oriente station for trains going north. The Sintra train also passes through. The Roma met station is just up the road. The circa 1950's apartment is big, light and airy and simply furnished with the fascinating addition of Marta's artwork and the publications of her arts organisation. It has a really nice calm atmosphere, super fast wifi and I loved the soundtrack of trains coming and going outside. Thank you Marta and Luis and I very much look forward to staying with you again!

    November 2013
  • We stayed more than 2 weeks at Marta's appartement and really liked it. The flat is very spacious and bright, clean enough and has all the kitchen equipment you need for basic meals. Although we didn't get any advice regarding activities/shops nearby/metro, there was a good variety of maps and brochures provided about Lisbon in different languages, which helped.
    The place lies a bit further out from the city centre, quite close from the airport if you go by taxi (beware - the metro takes ways longer!) and you walk about 7 minutes to the next metro station. The flat lies between a train station and a school what makes it a little noisy, but not too bad. Also: don't attempt to find any nearby diner/takeway that is open after 24/1h.

    October 2013
  • I stayed in Marta's apartment with my friend for a whole week and we enjoyed our staying there, very relax. There is kitchen and living room and dining table for use as well, very convenient. In addition, Marta was very patient with us as we had couples if changes in the last moment and she was really kind to help us to arrange taxi as well!

    June 2013
  • Our visit to Lisboa was a real pleasure. We did not spent much time in our accommodation, but everything there was great. The rooms have been clean and we enjoyed to have not only one room, but the whole apartment to use. The sleeping room has a window to the back side gardens, so nobody can look into the window from the outside. There wasn´t much traffic in the office, so most of the time we had the apartment for our own. Of course you cannot expect 5-star luxury for the price and the apartment looks nicer from the inside than the house itself looks like from the outside. However, the accommodation is quite price worthy. Moreover it is directly in front of a train station (but as the sleeping room is in the back of the house, you do not hear the Trains anyway) and only a view steps walking to the next Metro station.

    Finally, I can say that Marta is a quite friendly, helpful and reliable person. Her response times have been excellent and we really enjoyed our stay.

    May 2013
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Universidade de Lisboa, University of Oxford
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