Stunning and Spacious 1 Bedroom Modern Studio Flat in the heart of Sesimbra: a mere 5 minute walk to/from the beach; and a 40 minute drive from Lisbon.
This genuine mid-century modern flat dates from the late 1960s, and epitomises the style of that period: a continuous open floor plan, large horizontal windows, indirect soft lighting, abundant use of tropical hardwoods and flexible use of the available space.
In particular, the generous window layout, running the whole length of the flat, makes the guests feel as if they are floating above water. It is, iin both sound and vision, a truly unique sensation.
The flat is situated in east Sesimbra, right next to the brand new Sesimbra Hotel & Spa. The apartment block is ideally located: central and yet quiet enough enough to offer a sense of privacy and tranquility.
Plenty of restaurants, cafes and bars can be found within a 5-10 min walk. Sesimbra is famous for its fish and there are more seafood and fish restaurants than I could name here... Also, the nearby Hotel & Spa is equipped with plenty of restaurants, cafes and bars. For a more local (and arguably better) experience walk further westwards and you will find yourself at the heart of the village - were plenty of award-winning restaurants can be found. One excellent and affordable choice is Isaías, a local grill just 5 min away from the flat, at the intersection of Manuel de Arriaga and Afonso Henriques. It will not disappoint.
Sesimbra is reasonably well connected. Buses leave to and from Lisbon every 1-2 hours, each journey taking about one hour. Bus 207 from TST leaves from Sesimbra and end in Praça de Espanha, in central Lisbon.
We stayed in Manuel's apartment for two weeks in January and it was truly a great time! The view and the sound of vawes is exceptional!
The flat looks more spacious on photos but for the rest it is just as beatiful as pictured.
Manuel is an exceptional host - very helpful and fast on reaction.
We would definetely like to return again one day!
Мы жили в квартире Мануэля 2 недели в январе 2014, и это был сказочный отдых! Окна во всю стену, бесподобный вид, шум волн - лучшего расположения и не придумать!
Квартира в реальности немного меньше, чем кажется на фотографиях, но места вполне достаточно для двух человек или семьи с ребенком. В ней есть все необходимое для комфортной жизни, до рынка и супермаркета максимум 10 минут пешком.
Мануэль - прекрасный хозяин, внимательный, доброжелательный и очень быстро реагирует на все вопросы.
Мы с удовольствием вернемся сюда еще раз!
Die Wohmung eignet sich wunderbar für einen Strand-Urlaub. Es gibt einen diesen einen (ich hatte zwei gelesen, vielleicht mein Fehler) großen Südbalkon mit herrlichem Blick über den weiten Strand, an dem man ins Städtchen spazieren kann. Alles ist klein und überschaubar. Außerhalb der Saison (zu der Zeit war ich da) ist Sesimbra das Wochenenddomizil wohlhabender Lissaboner. Es gibt gute Fischrestaurants ohne Ende, aber auch etliche Betonkästen am Strand, die man am besten erträgt, wenn man aufs Meer blickt (subjektiver Geschmack meinerseits).
Die Wohnung ist nicht sonderlich groß und hätte etwas Zuwendung nötig. Aber alles, was man so braucht, ist da.
Manuel ist ausgesprochen nett und gibt auführliche Auskünfte, wo man zum Beispiel am besten und günstigsten isst und einkauft und welche Ausflüge lohnenswert sind.
We spend a weekend at Manuel's place and that was had a fine time. The place is not really big for a family of four, but for a couple of days at the beach it is just fine. The view over the ocean is great and the beach really close by. Manuel was very helpfull and gave us some good tips about restaurants. Recommended.
We had a fantastic 7-day holiday in Sesimbra, thanks to our kind host Manuel and the fabulous flat. Manuel was very friendly and informative at our arrival, telling about the things to do and to see in the village and nearby. The best part of Sesimbra is the beach, and the view from the balcony is really amazing. The flat is very close to the beach, you reach it in a few minutes. Actually, everything is within walking distance, also the nice restaurant area, the bus station and the supermarkets. As we also like to cook our own meals, we were happily surprised to find a fully equipped kitchen with all necessary utensils. The flat is spacious and has everything you need, even for a longer stay. Everything worked well. It is easy to relax in this apartment and just enjoy the view. We also appreciated the fact that the description in the Airbnb announcement, including the photos, show the flat the way it really is. Would definitely stay here again and recommend to a friend, too.
We loved Manuel apartment, it was just what we needed to end a one month trip in Portugal and enjoy the beach. The view is amazing and the flat is well organized, bright and comfortable. Manuel is a gentleman. For those not traveling by car : You can reach Lisbon (Pl. Esphana) by bus (1h) and from there, a quick taxi ride will bring you to the airport.
I'm just back from Portugal. It was an exciting family journey,
combining some days of beach and leisure in Sessimbra and urban city walks in Lisbon, including great gigs @ Super Bock Super Rock festival. Manuel's flats, in both locations, suited this arrangement perfectly.
The places are already well described and i could only confirm that both served the purpose of accommodating the three of us (two adults and a little toddler) in a best way.
I do recommend the apartments to everyone willing to explore Portugal in this manner. Those planning to go to the next year SBSR, Sessimbra is the right place to stay; there's a shuttle operated by the local travel and rent-a-car agency, which takes you from the village to the festival venue and back.
And Manuel is an excellent host, indeed. Very responsive and always available for any assistance.
The studio flat is very nice and has an amazing view; best suited for two or maybe three people. We spent some wonderful days, enjoying Sesimbra, the beach and the good restaurants. Manuel was very helpful indeed. He gave us loads of good advice about what to do in Sesimbra and Lisbon, and he offered us a ride when we needed it.
Compared to Scandinavian prices, it is very affordable to spend your holiday in Portugal. And Sesimbra is a most charming place. To go to Lisbon is uncomplicated. The bus drive takes 45 minutes and leaves next to the supermarket. There is also a tourist office next to the old fort by the beach, which is slightly hard to find. The staff in the office was very helpful as well.
Enjoy this charming flat and the amazing view of the Atlantic ocean!
Petit appartement coquet et bien agencé, avec un large balcon qui surplombe l'océan. La nuit, on est bercé par le bruit des vagues... Très belle plage, même si elle est un peu difficile d'accès. Petite ville de pêcheurs où on peut déguster d'excellents poissons. Les hôtes sont charmants et disponibles. A recommander.
Lovely little apartment in a nice little town. Great place for a few days to relax, close to town and the beach, but also gets a nice amount of light and sun during the day if you don't fancy leaving. Manuel was a great host, came to meet us at the airport in Lisbon and gave us excellent directions and a couple of great restaurant recommendations. We will be back..
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.