About this listing
WELCOME to my very special little place!
I lived in this house for 7 years, and I loved every minute of it!! On September 2010 me and my wife had our first baby and when she was 8 months old we decided it was time to move to a little bigger place... I love this house since the first day I saw it, love the location, the space, the light... This was my 1st house! Also I refurbished it my self (not only did the architecture project but the actual hands-on reconstruction work) so I definitely didn't want to sell it or give it to a long term rent.... That's when this project started and AirBnB was a great aid to it! Adding to the fact that I also love traveling, meeting new people and hosting, this was a perfect combination!
The house it self is small but generous and has a magnificent sun exposure. It is perfect for two people and OK for four.
The five windows on the main floor, including two bay windows facing south, and a skylight window on the top floor, fill the space with light.
The apartment is located on the third floor with no elevator. The building is way far more than a century old.
It’s located in the center of Alfama, one of the oldest and most typical neighborhoods of Lisbon.
In the apartment all facilities are available, such as Wi-Fi, TV, heater, sheets, towels, stove, microwave with grill, boiler, cooking utensils, etc. The laundry machine is not located inside the house but at the bottom of the stair, just in front of the house - There is no cost to use it but working hour schedules apply - Clothes are line dried in the house by you.
Just by the house you’ll find countless excellent restaurants and cafes, shops and groceries, bars, pharmacy, banks, bicycle and motorbike rentals, museums, the castle and other endless leisure possibilities.
The apartment lies on a charismatic alley just besides church of São Miguel square, in a pedestrian area, almost car-free. Alfama is located in central Lisbon, so you can see much of the city without using a single transport - just walking.
The house is at a 3 minute walk from the river, 10 minute walk from Terreiro do Paço (city center), 15 minute from Rossio Square, 10 minute from the Castle and 5 minute from the Santa Luzia viewpoint, from where you can enjoy an extraordinary view of the city, the river and the house itself.
The neighborhood is famous for Fado (unique Portuguese music genre), that became recently an UNESCO immaterial world heritage. Here you’ll find the Fado Museum and innumerous spaces and restaurants where you can hear the music and feel it’s essence and authenticity.
At 200 meters from the apartment you can get aboard the famous “28”, a tram that makes the route of Lisbon’s seven hills. Bus stops are also available.
Less than 500 meters away is the subway, the International Train Station of Santa Apolonia and the boat to cross the Tagus river;
15 minute walk to the Train to Sintra (UNESCO Cultural Heritage);
5 km away, you have the Lisbon International Airport.
As I said Alfama is one of the oldest neighborhoods of the city. Alfama is the famous for it's Fado and it's narrow winding streets. Full of restaurants and taverns, typical regional cuisine but also contemporary, small businesses, fado clubs, bars, jazz, etc... It is 10 minutes walking from down town center (Baixa Pombalina), one of the best places to shop in the open air of the country, where they mix the traditional and modern trade.
Around the apartment you can find everything - museums, churches, castles, archaeological sites, theaters, cinemas, nightclubs, bars, restaurants - the choices are endless and for all tastes.
The famous tram 28 passes 200m from the house - this is the route of the 7 hills - a wonderful and very practical way to meet old Lisbon. The Castle of São Jorge is at the top of this hill, with stunning views over the city. Halfway through you'll find the lookout of Portas do Sol where you can see, from above, Alfama, the river and our apartment.
I truly hope that you'll enjoy Lisbon, at least, as much as I do!
See you soon!!
- Sheets and towels included.
- Smoking on the balcony only, please.
- The livingroom bed is the sofa-bed seen in the pictures.
- Laundry machine is not inside the house but at the bottom of the stair, just in front; There is no cost to use it but working hour schedules apply; Clothes are line dried in the house by guests.
- Check-out time no later then: 12 o'clock (noon); Check-in time not before: 3pm; Exceptions are possible if previously agreed.
- Have a great time and enjoy your stay!!