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 :)
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015 the minimum stay is 2 nights.
We loved our stay in Bica, Bairro Alto. The apartment has everything you need. You can start your days with a cup of coffee on the balcony with nice views on the street below and the waterfront. The kitchen was fine, but personally we missed some basics for cooking like pepper and olive oil. Contrary to other reviews we read, we did not experience much noise at night. The most noise we experienced was from tram 28 at day, but we didn't bother that one :) So, if you're looking for an apartment in a nice neighbourhood with a very central position, this is your spot.
I've been here with 3 friends for 4 nights. The apartment is located in one of the most beautiful street of Lisboa. It's on the 3rd floor, no elevator, but you'll get the chance to see a sublime panorama.
Beware, it's not very clean, bugs and ants here and there, moldy shower curtain and worn out mattresses.
My friend Pedro and I stayed in the apartment for 4 nights and had absolutely no problems whatsoever. Pedro collected the keys in the afternoon of our arrival (as I arrived too late) and checking out was very simple and convenient.
As the pictures and description show, Sergio's place is in a great, central location which makes moving around central-Lisbon an absolute breeze. The apartment is ideally located in an historic street next to bars, restaurants and cafes. Looking down from the balcony over the street scenes below is a real joy and beyond the streets is the view of the river and bridge. The evenings can get a little noisy, especially at the weekend, but that is just more of an excuse to join the party below!
Sergio responded almost immediately to all messages and his instructions were very clear. He made the whole booking process very quick and easy, which was great.
If you're looking for a well-positioned, charming pad in a thriving area of Lisbon, then do not hesitate to get in touch with Sergio.
Sergio gave us a warm welcome to his beautiful apartment. He gave some tips about the area and showed us around the apartment. We absolutely loved every minute. It felt we were part of the neighbourhood. Nice and clean, lovely balcony with stunning views on the river and the bairro alto. Would love to come back one day.
This place is great. Loved the location. It was Lisbon Pride/festival when I was in town so with it's central location it was really really loud until 3-4am. It may well be like that all the time though so not the place to stay if you don't want to party or are a light sleeper.
Sergio was amazing. I forgot some items in the apartment and he met me to unlock it for me so I could get back in. Would definitely recommend!!
Hi Sally, Thank you for your nice review, however, the month of June e historic neighbourhoods is very noisy in Lisbon, it's Saint Anthony's festivities the month that celebrates the city of Lisbon, so mostly there are parties everywhere and people hanging around and circulating outside until late - I'm also happy that it ended - because after almost 1 month that i don't have a full quiet night of perfect sleep!
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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.