About This Listing
"The Window to the Sun" is a different house, combining comfort with simplicity in direct contact with the Historic District of Alfama.
The windows have a clear view of full sun all day and all year round.
Alfama genuinely guard your identity on people who live there, in old houses, its narrow streets and stairways, grocery stores, in Fado houses that abound in this neighborhood so unique and so charismatic. This neighborhood is the oldest, truest, most vivid and original and one of the most typical of Lisbon.
Alfama is like a small village in the center of a great metropolis where people meet and greet every day there is a great complicity between neighbors
It is housed in an old building but completely renovated at the end of 2011, retaining some features of the original house and full of the spirit that breathes in the area of Lisbon.
Is remodeled and decorated with every comfort and an environment full of eclectic and alternative to a vacation where the knowledge and the rest is the watchword. Every detail has been designed with much love and an unforgettable stay with a unique style.
The "The Window to the Sun" has the capacity for 3 people.
Very sunny comprises a living room with kitchenette, equipped with all the utensils to prepare meals with you if you were at home.
The master bedroom and a bathroom. Towels and bed linen are included.
"The Window to the Sun" is prepared to give you a pleasant and full of comfort ...
If you need a crib this will also be provided at no extra cost.
"The Window to the Sun" is located very close to the viewpoint of the Portas do Sol, the Castelo de São Jorge, the Pantheon, the Fado Museum, getting a few meters of transport, shops, cafes, restaurants, fado houses, bars, flea market, museums, art galleries, craft shops ... is in the center of your stay perfect.
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The guests have exclusive and full access to the apartment
Interaction with Guests
We're of the neighborhood, local people. We are always available.
Susana is dedicated to guests the whole time.
We like to be with the guests in the evening with a cool drink, to share a bit of our country and get a bit of the country of origin of each guest.
This neighborhood beyond its charm has a very special thing - its authenticity. It's a neighborhood full of life with people who inhabit it and we have everything from the simplest to the fanciest. In a word - unique
We are in the city center. There is metro, bus and mythical electric 28 is in a few steps away.
The downtown is within walking distance.
I do not want to impose rules for your vacation stay, but still would like to make some notes.
The apartment is in a residential area and we have an excellent relationship with our neighbors, and so we would like to continue.
Please respect the neighbors.
Is always nice to find the apartment estimated.
This apartment is in a great location and was comfortable for my husband, daughter and I. Susanna was in constant communication upon our arrival, helping us guide our taxi driver to the door . Susanna was charming and enthusiastic, and gave us great tips
for enjoying the Alfama and Lisbon. The place is on the third floor - totally worth the steps for the view and pretty apartment .
We were warmly welcomed by Susana.
She also arranged a taxi driver to pick us up from the airport, which was very handy.
It was a great place to be in the middle of Alfama. The place was nicely decorated. We enjoyed it very much.
Susana is a very lively, funny and organized person. Although we arrived very late and the taxi driver dropped us somewhere in the Alfama-jungle, she directed us to the apartement and welcomed us warmly. She gave us some very useful information on Portugal and the Portuguese.
The place is very nice and cosy and its surrounding is spectacular. It is very clean and quiet, it's modern living in a historic surrounding. Cafés and restaurants are nearby. I can highly recommend it!
Susana and João were excellent hosts. They were very helpful in suggesting places to visit in Lisbon, which was ideal as it was our first trip to the city...but certainly not our last! The apartment was perfect for our stay and just as it was in the pictures. We really felt like we were in the heart of the 'real Portugal' and the locals are lovely. It was very clean and tidy and in a great location near the portas do sol. Great shower, comfy bed, gorgeous for catching the afternoon sun with the balcony windows open. Our only regret was only staying three nights. We only wish we had stayed longer and will certainly be back to visit. Susana is very passionate about her city and I have now seen why. It's beautiful and there is so much to see and do. We even hired a scooter to see some of the coastline and up to Sintra too. Susana was also kind enough to let us leave our bags at her guesthouse after check in to allow us to explore on our last day as we had an evening flight. We will definitely return again and definitely stay with João and Susana on our next visit. Thank you so much to you both!!
The flat is lovely, cosy and perfectly situated in the middle of Alfama, but still within walking distance to Praca de Comercio. Easy to reach by the subway blue line when coming from the airport. Wooden interior details and decorations make you feel at home. The place is well equipped and even had a washing machine. Susana was very welcoming and gave us many tipps on what to do and where to go.
Only thing one has to consider is the narrow stairway up to the third floor where you have to lift your luggage up to. But you're rewarded by view and sunshine :-)
Overall easy and enjoyable experience. Susana couldn't have been any nicer and more helpful. She gave me great recommendations for sites and restaurants! Fun neighborhood to stay in which made the experience that much better.
We had a really nice stay at Susanna ´s home. Very nice and comfortable, close to everything and in the Alfama center. Susanna and her friend were very kind to meet us, we really loved this place and will go back next time
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About the Host, Susana
We are a portuguese couple that at the beginning of our married life we have been fortunate to find a house in the center of Lisbon in a neighborhood that we only known the name - Alfama. We were welcomed with open arms by people who do not know us, but they treated us like family. The demonstrations of friendship and good neighborliness were daily ... were undoubtedly one of the best years of our lives. But the family was growing and the house no longer met the conditions for a biger family. We can't give away the house ... it's really special. Then came the idea, why do not provide this experience to others?
The reason why the house is called 'Cats House' is because when we lived there, we had five cats and lovingly to our neighbors and friends called it the House of Cats, and found it good to leave it with that name to remember the happy times live in Alfama and of course in memory of ours cats.
And the will to receive grew even more with this experience, and came "The Window of the World," and other people's homes and friends from a friends who give us their homes to receive the same love and care we receive in our house ... and thus also come to be our as well ...to receive with the same desire and taste as I have received in the Cats House I hope you like and welcome.
I sincerely hope to those who choose to come to stay in Alfama, which are as happy as we were ...
Susana and João