About this listing
This picturesque street is known for funicular tram car, the Elevador da Bica, that creaks up and down the hill as tourists snap photos. Pastel-colored houses frame the river view in the distance, at night many of the doors open as hip bar.
At a third floor, with a large balcony looking at Rua da Bica, this flat has, 1 bedroom, 1 living room, dinning room, plus kitchen and bathroom with shower.
In the flat you will find one double bed, as well as a couch that unfolds into a double bed.
The apartment is on the 3D floor, and has hair dryer, washing machine, fridge, microwave, internet, as well as a fully-stocked kitchen.
All linens and towels are included, as well as dishes and cooking ware.
On request we can provide baby bed, feeding chair, blender, linen, etc. free of charge.
The wi-fi is free access
The flat is located a few steps away, (5 minutes walk), from the Baixa, (city centre), and Chiado subway station, (central station), and it is the perfect accommodation for all who need to be close to the sightseeing attractions and trendy lifestyle.
Ideally located with easy access to Lisbon's public transport, this quality riverside accommodation is side by side, but not inside, with the nightlife area of Bairro Alto.
Railway Stations of Rossio or Cais do Sodré are just (email hidden) walk from the apartment, by this train lines you can access the famous touristic cities of Sintra or Cascais / Estoril, in a 25 minutes trip by train.
In the neighbourhood, you can find several typical, but non expensive restaurants, lots of small cafes, bars, clubs or live music venues.
The area as plenty of choice for local shops, as supermarkets, fruit stores, butcher shop or bakeries, Theatres, Opera, Art galleries and also a few banks, one post office, and pharmacies are very close by.
Interaction with Guests
I don´t do check ins or interact with my guests, I have my own job and it is impossible to conciliate my day by day work schedule with the possibility given to guests of Checking in at any time after 14.00.
I'm always reachable by Text Message to answer promptly to any question or request.
Lisbon's most photographed street is Rua da Bica de Duarte Belo.
That picturesque street is known for its funicular, the iconic Elevador da Bica that creaks up and down the hill as tourists snap photos. Framing the funicular are pastel-colored houses and the river in the distance, while many of the doors open as hip bars at night
Railway Stations of Rossio or Cais do Sodré are just at a 5 minute walk from the apartment, by this train lines you can access the famous touristic cities of Sintra or Cascais / Estoril, in a 25 minute trip by train.
Other Things to Note
Important, read this please! - Check out is until 12h00 / check in after 14h00, when required to inform your check in date please try to be precise, or ask me how long it will take to get to the apartment.
It must be confirmed with message using Airbnb messaging in the website, at least until 48 hrs before arrival day
Don't try to schedule to meet from - "x" hours to "x" hours - that would make be sited at the apartment waiting for you for that amount of time and it is not possible.
The apartment is cleaned by PROFESSIONAL CLEANING TEAM - in the apartment you’ll have access to their contact number, in case you have any request or need an extra service - Check in time must be confirmed with message using Airbnb messaging in the website, at least until 48 hrs before arrival day - I apply a extra fee of 10€ for check in after 21h00 because nobody lives in the apartment and must go there specially to meet you, please contact if getting late - Apartment have no reception/doorman or luggage service - For matter of hygiene there's no trash can in the apartment, instead, we provide plastic bags, we thank you to leave it each day on the nearest green container, for city services to collect after 23h30, in the morning, when checking out leave the trash inside the apartment - Parties or any other noisy activities, that will disturb neighbours are totally forbidden and may result in expulsion from the apartment if required by other tenants of the building, if any of others tenants will make noise, you are also welcome to go to knock their doors and request silence - Thank you :)
About the Host, S.
I and Lisbon, Lisbon and I... to cut a long story short.
Born and raised in Lisbon, (all family after 3 generations, living in city centre), Architect, I work in films as Production designer and Art director, creating ephemeral spaces.
Always living the city life, from day to night and overnight, always travelling, living and working around the world, I have done a little bit of everything you can imagine.
I have designed myself all the places I rent in Airbnb, so, I like to think that, in terms of Airbnb, my spaces will select to stay, people that I will like, as also they will like the work i did in this spaces.
I'm not a person dedicated to tourism or to welcoming and showing Lisbon, I just want to rent my places.
It happened to me to start this, 1st by having some properties in the city center and 2nd by dwelling myself in the BICA neighbourhood, in LISBON, where Lisbon's most photographed street, RUA DA BICA DUARTE BELO, ( a "must see" in the city).
It descends a hill from BAIRRO ALTO to the riverfront, (the urban structure looks like s fish spine), and the streets that cross it form a charming residential neighbourhood known as BICA, in ancient times connected to the river and is economic activities.
That picturesque street is known for it's funicular, the iconic BICA TRAM car, that cooly creaks up and down the hill, as tourists snap photos.
Framing the funicular there are pastel coloured buildings and houses, alongside of the street, with the river in the distance.
At night all this quietness changes into a hip area with the opening of a few nice bars and restaurants, and then, you really want to be there!
A strange vehicle, as if come out of the imagination of the novelist Jules Verne, with an amazing design circulates in the city of Lisbon.
The original vehicle contained reservoirs of water that filled the highest point, and emptied at the lowest point, working in pairs, connected by a cable system, running by the difference of weights, the so called, FUNICULAR system.
Conceived by Portuguese engineer, Raoul Mesnier du Ponsard, the funicular was installed in 1892.
Due to its enormous historical importance, cultural and touristic, the elevator was classified National Heritage in February 2002.