Lisbon - Castle - Saudade House

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Rua Saudade, Lisbon, Lisbon 1100, Portugal
Your host, Susana
54 Reviews
Response rate: 98%
Response time: within a few hours

The Space

"Saudade" is one of the words present in most love poetry of the Portuguese language and also in popular music. "Saudade", a word that only exists in Portuguese, describes the mixture of feelings of loss, failure, love and distance.

Allow yourself to stay in Lisbon and live like a local.

The apartment is located in a historic district and noble one of the oldest areas of Lisbon - between the Castle and Alfama.
Located in one of the most premium and sought after for its centrality and the characteristics of a noble architecture in a quiet, beautiful, quiet 5 minutes walk from downtown Lisbon.

This apartment is housed in an old building. This floor was completely renovated at the beginning of the year 2012, retaining some features of the original house and to which was added sophistication to décor that is unique, and feel good and comfortable in a house full of light and spirit that breathes this area of ​​Lisbon trying to recreate and feel the meaning of the word Saudade.

The house has capacity for 4 people, with the possibility of hosting a 5th person free of charge (it is installed on yellow sofa that you can view in the room)
Very sunny with partial views of the Tagus River and Lisbon Cathedral. It comprises a double bedroom where they sleep two people, another room where they sleep two more people (the bed can be twin beds or one double bed). It has a kitchen with all the utensils to prepare meals if you were at home.

It also has a Dining room and living room with TV, DVD, stereo and WiFi

 Towels and bed linen are included.

In case you need a crib this will also be provided at no extra cost.

It is very well situated just meters from the viewpoint Portas do Sol, Castle of Sao Jorge, the Pantheon, the Museum of Fado, a few meters from transport, shops, cafes, restaurants, fado houses, bars, flea market, museums, art galleries, craft shops ... is in the center of your stay perfect.

NOTE - If this house does not have the dates you want we have others that may be available.

Guest Access

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.

The Neighborhood

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

Getting around

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.

Other Things to Note

You can see our other homes we have, just click on our profile picture, and click where it says "View all listings" and will be the list of all our other listings.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $21 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Susana was a great host. She offered every help to make our stay even better. She even organized a baby bed for our child.
    The location of the Saudade house is very central with the tram 28 directly below the house. Everything in the flat is very clean and organized. We had a great week in this house and we would highly recomment it to everyone.

    June 2014
  • Beautiful apartment, looked exactly as in the ad! Perfectly located in the fringe of the Alfama district, close to downtown and to the castle. Susana arranged for us to be picked up from the airport, and everything went incredibly smoothly. Susana was a great host and gave us her own personalized guide to the city, with great restaurant recommendations and Fado clubs. No problem to bring a baby, Susana provided both a baby crib in the apartment and a baby car seat in the car! Overall, we are very happy with our experience in Lisbon and will definitely return!

    June 2014
  • In the heart of the city! The hosts are very very friendly and helped us with everything! Great dinner locations, events, places to see, ....

    June 2014
    Response from Susana:

    All the best to you...

    With care


    June 2014
  • This apartment was perfectly located, clean, and well-appointed, and you can tell it was decorated with a very personal touch. We were very comfortable here. Susana and Joao were great hosts, very flexible with our arrival time and with storing our luggage for us after we checked out. Susana also sent us her comprehensive guide to Lisbon, which was very helpful and full of good tips. I definitely recommend them as hosts.

    June 2014
  • My friends and I had an incredible trip in Lisbon. Susana is very welcoming and gives us all good tips to stay in the city.

    May 2014
  • We spent five days at Susana's place in Lisbon, and we absolutely loved it! The apartment is perfectly situated in Alfama (an amazing neighbourhood), very charming and well decorated, and it's equipped with everything you need (even a couple of games that entertained our son for a while). Plus, Susana was really nice and welcoming: when our taxi driver got lost, she came pick us up and helped with our (big and heavy) suitcases, and she gave us lots of tips about what to see, where to eat, how to get there, etc.. We highly recommend "Saudade House" to anyone visiting Lisbon!

    April 2014
  • The apartment is exactly as described and very clean, well equipped and comfortable. Susana was there to welcome us and gave us some useful tips for eating out and travelling around Lisbon. Having a local host made our stay in Lisbon more enjoyable as Susana is very approachable and we knew if we had any problems we would be able to ring her and she would be there to help us.

    March 2014
  • Susana gave us a very warm welcome. Before our trip, she sent us tips of things to do in Lisbon and she made sure to fill out her recommendations at our arrival (including a very good restaurant close by). The location of the apartment is great, on the edge of the Alfama and the Baixa, very close to the cathedral. Much of the tourist stuff is within walking distance and the tram 28 is within a block. It is also easy to catch buses to the Park of Nations (the Oceanario is a must) and Belem from within walking distance.

    The apartment is pretty, but the beds are a little uncomfortable, especially the kids' beds. The roman ruins across the street are really cool, but there is also construction noise in the mornings as they are working on the excavation. The kitchen is well stocked and there's a view of the river from the kitchen and living rooms. There are a few games on the shelves and some other books. As Susanna is a mom, she has great suggestions for those traveling with kids.

    March 2014
  • Appartement très bien situé au cœur de l'Alfama, au pied du. Tram 28 (le fameux!), et a quelques minutes a pied seulement de la place du commerce ou du château et ce, dans le calme ! Aucune nuisance sonore liee a la circulation... Nous n avons pas eu l occasion de rencontrer Susanna mais elle a eu la gentillesse de s arranger avec un membre de sa famille pour nous laisser les clés plus tôt pour déposer les bagages et nous avons pu les rendre à notre convenance le jour du départ. Top! L appartement regorge de petits mots et adresses bon plan. Susanna ne manque pas non plus de vous recommander les adresses fado du coin qui ne sont pas des attrape-touristes. Petit bémol sur la température : il n y a pas de chauffage central, heureusement nos hôtes nous avaient fourni des radiateurs d'appoint, donc pas de souci. Pour finir, Lisbonne est une ville magnifique. À ne pas manquer. Prévoir de bonnes chaussures, la ville aux 7 collines n'usurpe pas son appellation.

    February 2014
  • I truly believe that a fantastic trip is all about people you meet. Meeting Susana made us fall in love with Lisbon even more. She really took care of our family as of her guests, not just some tourists. This is also why we all felt so welcomed in the apartment - everything was thought through, comfortable, a proper home. Excellent location, clean, with an atmosphere and personal touch. Everything we could have needed for our one week stay was there. All the arrangements were always on time (including her assistant driver), communications were prompt and easy. We absolutely loved it!

    February 2014
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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 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
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