About this listing
A charming, romantic, cosy and stylish apartment with a 360º rooftop terrace located right in the heart of Lisbon. Easily accessible from the airport, is the perfect base to explore the city. If you're still thinking, just read the reviews :)
Welcome to Avenida Apartment & Terrace, a charming, confortable apartment with a 360º river and city view rooftop terrace. Strategically located at the centre of Lisbon's centre it's only a few steps from glamorous Avenida da Liberdade and walking distance from the city's most popular areas, like Baixa, Chiado, Bairro Alto, Príncipe Real, Castelo and Marquês de Pombal. The subway station “Avenida” is right around the corner, as are the main bus-lines and Rossio train station.
The apartment is set on a 1940's building, which was entirely rebuilt in 2005. It's the perfect choice for those who prefer staying in a quiet area, but still only a few meters away from this vibrant city's epicenter. It's completely furnitured, with abundant light and very good vibes. It has an exclusive access to a terrace, with a 360º river and city view, that features a wooden deck and outdoor shower. It's like your own private urban beach, where you can have an unforgettable breakfast while enjoying a bit of sunshine or a sunset drink looking at the river.
The street, typically “lisboeta”, is very quiet and safe. In the next door gardens, sparrows and blackbirds sing all day. But if you wake-up thinking you're somewhere in the countryside, well think again, you're only 80 meters away from Lisbon's busiest Avenue, with its high-end stores, restaurants, antique shops, theaters and bars.
1 bedroom w/ real double bed and firm mattress
1 bathroom ensuite
1 living room
Fully equiped kitchenette
Rooftop terrace with wooden deck and shower
Cable TV (more than 100 channels)
iPhone/iPod Docking system
Towels & bed sheets included
Double glazed Windows (quality sleep guaranteed!)
If you're travelling with children, an extra matress (one person) can be provided free of charge ; )
The apartment will be cleaned and all bed sheets and towels changed before your arrival. If you’re staying for 1 week or more, cleaning, sheet and towel change can be provided upon request.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTS TO AND FROM THE APARTMENT:
Subway: Avenida (80 meters away). The best way to get there coming from the airport, for only 1,25€.
Bus: 36 ; 44 ; 91 - Airport AeroBus (Line 1 - City Center), bus 205, bus 207, bus 709, bus 711, bus 732 and 745
Train: Rossio Station (trains to Sintra) only 600 meters or 1 subway stop away.
Cais do Sodré Station (trains to Cascais) 1,7 km or 3 subway stops away.
Ferry boats (Terreiro do Paço): 1,8 km or 3 subway stops away.
Taxi: from/to airport, 9 km and no more than 15€.
Right next to the apartment you will find delicious and inexpensive small restaurants (including a very popular non-touristy restaurant - Devagar Devagarinho - with live authentic Fado music every friday night), grocery shops and fruit&vegetables stalls.
Minipreço supermarket is also a few meters away.
Walking down Rua de São José, don’t miss the antique shops with authentic portuguese furniture and old times memorabilia. Great souvenirs to be found!
Stepping into Avenida da Liberdade, and being this the busiest avenue in town, you’ll find everything from luxury brands (Louis Vuitton, Emporio Armani, Burberry, Boss, Montblanc and many others) to old time boutiques and the always cool and fashionable kiosks, where young “lisboetas” join for an evening drink (open ‘till 2am). You’ll find theaters (Tivoli, São Jorge and others), concert halls (Coliseu de Lisboa) and all sort of restaurants, from fine dining (AdLib, Brasserie Flo, Restaurante Avenida) to seafood paradises such as Pinóquio and Cervejaria Ribadouro and the hip and fashionable “see and be seen” Guilty and D’Oliva.
Walking up the hill you will find Jardim do Torel (Torel's Garden), one of Lisbon's hidden gems, with its magnificient view, perfect for a sunset drink or chilling out after a sightseeing day.
Subway (Avenida) and buses (including AeroBus): 80m
Train (Rossio): 800m
Ferry boat (Terreiro do Paço): 1,8km
Marquês de Pombal: 600m
Príncipe Real: 500m
Bairro Alto: 800m
S. Jorge Castle: 1,8 km
ON PARLE FRANÇAIS / SE HABLA CASTELLANO
C’est vrai. Si vou voulez demander quelque chose ou appeler moi en français, pas de problème ; )
Verdad. Pudes hacer todas las preguntas o llamarme en castellano quando quieras.
A modern and tidy apartment
A rooftop with amazing views
Fresh linen and towels
Fully equiped kitchen
Free high speed wi-fi
Cable TV with more than 100 channels
Interaction with Guests
No door codes or keys at the corner restaurant. I believe that a personal welcome is the best way to introduce you to Lisbon. So, i will be welcoming you at the apartment and will be glad to answer all your questions and provide you with all the information that you need for a perfect stay.
If i'm working at the time you arrive, my good friend Sónia will do this for me.
This neighborhood is incredibly central and just a few meters from Lisbon's main avenue. But at the same time it's still authentic, safe and really quiet, allowing you to walk everywhere and having a great night sleep at the end of the day.
From the apartment you can walk almost everywhere. You also have Avenida metro station 80 meters away, all the buses that stop at Avenida da Liberdade and - down the avenue - the Rossio train station, with trains that take you to the magical village of Sintra.
Other Things to Note
Please note that the apartment is on a 3rd floor and the building has no lift. I would not recommend staying here if you have any mobility difficulties or don't want to face the stairs.
Check in and check out will be arranged according to your needs but always respecting the previous and next guests. I will always try to accomodate you after your arrival and let you stay until you have to leave. If i have other guests checking in or out on the same days, then check ou will be at 12:00 and check in at 14:00
Make sure you always turn off the the air conditioner and/or the room heater before you leave the apartment for your daily tours. It's an absurd energy and money waste. It will cool down or get warm really fast once you return and turn it on again.
When entering or leaving the building shut the door gently. Your neighbors will thank you.
Please don't smoke inside the apartment. If you really, really need to smoke do it by the window or on the terrace.
Use the terrace wisely. Avoid any behavior that can put you at risk. Beware of any objects left on the wall, such as bottles or glasses. Remember they can be blown away by accident or by the wind, seriously injuring someone down on the street. For the same reason, please put the chairs and cushions back in the box after using.
Loosing the key implies the payment of 20€.
Check in and check out are flexible, according to your and previous/next guests convenience. After your reservation is confirmed, please provide me with your flight numbers and estimated arrival/departure times.
Tout était parfait ! C'est une amie de Thiago, Sonia, qui nous accueillis. Très sympathique et de bons conseils. Thiago n'est pas en reste: un fascicule est à disposition dans l'appartement avec toutes les bonnes adresses de Thiago! Très précis et très appréciable! L'accueil est parfait: du vin, des fruits, du pain et du fromage ! L'appartement est bien situé, à proximité du métro, des commerces et des principaux centres d'intérêt. L'appartement est très bien équipé. Bref, parfait !
Following a late arrival from our flight Thiago greeted us with a warm welcome, tour of the apartment and wonderful gifts of local produce which were delicious. He supplied plenty of information about the local area and must see destinations which helped us plan an even better trip.
The location was ideal with the city centre just a short walk away through a safe and quiet neighbourhood lined with shops and restaurants. The apartment is as beautiful as the photos suggest and is everything you need and more for the perfect city break. The terrace is also an ideal little sun trap if you need a break from sight seeing or want to enjoy a quiet meal in, both of which go down a treat with a cold drink and some good company.
Thiago has also published a guide to the traditional Portuguese restaurants (Tascas) of the city which was the dining map for our weeks stay and to anyone who wants to get a true taste of the Lisbon culture, we would recommend you do the same. (We bought our own copy we like it so much!!)
Neither of us wanted to leave and cant wait to go back to both Lisbon and the apartment.
Tiago was great. You could not ask for a nicer host. Our flight was cancelled and then delayed and Tiago met us at the apartment at 11pm without any issues. His recommendations were great. We would definitely recommend staying here.
We had a great time at Tiago`s central apartment .
He welcomed us and was very helpful with advices on where to eat and what to do around the city.
the apartment was clean , neat and well equipped with everything needed during our stay.
location is great just in walking distence from the center, the water front and some historical sites.
we din`t have a chance to enjoy the 360 terrace but even without it we had a great experience .
Tiago and Sonia were great hosts, and the apartment was beautiful and as the listing described. We really appreciated the thoughtful touches like the bread, cheese and wine on arrival, and the booklet of local attractions (we loved the organic market on Saturday morning - highly recommended!). The apartment is in a great area for exploring Lisbon but also provides a good bolt-hole if you want to put your feet up and have a rest, and the terrace is a perfect spot for meals or drinks. Tiago was easy to get hold of if necessary. Thanks Tiago and Sonia!
Sonia nous a accueilli avec sympathie et gentillesse ! L'appartement était en tout point conforme à ce que nous attendions... Nous n'avons pas eu besoin de quoique ce soit durant le séjour mais Tiago et Sonia s'étaient très gentiment mis à notre disposition si besoin. Petit + : c'est eux qui nous ont réservé le taxi pour le jour du départ, nous n'avions plus qu'à y monter :-) Nous ne pouvons que conseiller cet appartement et remercier Tiago et Sonia!
About the Host, Tiago
I was born and raised in good old Lisbon.
Advertising creative at JWT Lisbon, love surfing, yoga, wines (yes, i know this last two don't match, but...) food and writing. Just wrote and published a book about Lisbon's "tascas" (the old and popular traditional restaurants) and teach Creativity in a local University.
Every saved penny is invested on travelling. The chronicles i wrote on some of this trips were published in portuguese magazines, newspapers and websites.
Some unforgettable trips? Driving through the winemaking towns of the argentinian Andes, two weeks camping on the Libyan Saahara, the fascinating Iran, a three week boat surftrip in the Mentawais islands and - last but not least - driving a truck from Lisbon to Guinea-Bissau (Western Africa).
Travelling so much, i know exactly the importance of being safe, confortable and feeling welcome when we're away from home. More then the sites i visited, i will always remember the people i met and how they were kind enough to introduce me to their countries and cultures.
It's my obligation to return all this.
Welcome to Lisbon and Portugal, and enjoy my apartment where i'm sure you'll feel at home!