About This Listing
A typical portuguese living flat.
Here you can find lots of books, CD's and DVD's.
It is a real living flat and not just for tourists! It is my home and i'm glad to welcome you here!
Have a nice stay and Lisbon experience!
A cozy and fully equipped 3 pieces flat in Lapa district, a quite and peaceful residential area just out of the touristic areas as Bairro Alto, Chiado, Santos and Madragoa (Popular fado district) but in a walking distance to all of them.
Near Estrela Basilica and Garden, it is ideally placed to get to the most typical tramways - the 28 - that takes you around the city and directly to Bairro Alto, Chiado, Baixa, Castle, Graça, Alfama.
Estrela Garden is a very nice place to relax, walking, eating near the small lake or to go to the playground with the children. If you'll be there in summer, it's even nicer.
The apartment is fully equipped flat with all you need for a perfect and truly Portuguese experience. You have washing and laundry machine, microwave, books, music, films, internet, cable TV and touristic guides to help you to have a fantastic time in Lisbon.
Lapa is a traditional residential and posh district up the hill where you have nice views over the Tagus river. You have some very nice hidden spots such as the restaurant/bar Clube dos Jornalistas, traditional grosserie Mimosa da Lapa, Fado restaurants Guarda-Mor and Sr. Vinho, Ancient Art Museum, Bar le Chat, etc
As far as public transportation goes, the Tram 28 goes straight to the more touristy central areas, and it runs on the Calçada da Estrela. It passes by very frequently, around every ten minutes.
The closest metro stop is Rato, and it's around 10 minutes far. There are many buses running on Av. Infante Santo and Av. Alvares Cabral, which would get you out to Belem, to the new Museum of the Oriente, to Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, CCB, Pastéis de Belém, Torre de Belém , etc
Clube dos Jornalistas - (website hidden)
Mimosa da Lapa - (website hidden)
This is not a touristic apartment, it is my own apartment with all confort and a genuine portuguese soul!
Guest will have access to the whole apartment
Interaction with Guests
This is my own apartment. Where I usually live :) You'lll be my special guest and I'll give you any advice you need or want. I work nearby so I'm always in the neighborhood. Feel free to ask me anything!
This fascinating area is known in Lisbon as The Special Quarter and Lisboetas regard it as one of the best areas to live. For 300 years, Lapa was a favourite summer holiday destination for the English aristocracy. Today the atmosphere of that bygone, elegant age is to be found in the streets and squares where there are some magnificent examples of various architectural styles. It’s not surprising that Lapa is also home to some of Lisbon’s finest museums, churches and public gardens. A wander through the streets with their old villas and palaces interspersed with small, old established businesses and shops, many with their original décor and facades, is perfect for an evening stroll before dinner. If you prefer riding, a round-trip on the vintage No.28 tram is ideal for a wonderful tour of Lisbon.
Top-up 7 Colinas travel cards are available from the ticket machines in any Metro Station – these give you unlimited travel on the metro, trams, and Carris buses within central Lisbon and are good value – the transport system actually works and runs until 1.00 am!!!
When visiting lisbon do not miss the opportunity to visit "Lapa quarter ".
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Very close to tramway 28, the best and more beautiful one in Lisbon!
5 minutes walking from Basílica da Estrela and Estrela Garden.
10 minutes walking from Ancient Art Museum and the river.
Other Things to Note
Just to remind you, normal check IN times are 16pm and check OUT time 12am.
We can be flexible if there are no other guests leaving or arriving the same day / time.
We accept late check ins but there's fee of 20€ between 20h-22h and 30€ check ins 22h-00h.
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Cleaning and maintenance:
The apartment will be cleaned prior to the arrival of each tenant. When leaving, the tenant is asked to leave the apartment in the similar conditions (otherwise will pay 50¤ from the security deposit).
Number of guests:
You should inform us about the number and age of the guests. The number of persons who may use the apartment shall not exceed the number of persons allocated for each apartment, except for children under 4 years of age.
The apartment is in a lovely location- Jardim de Estrela was my 2 year old's son favourite hang out! Thanks to Catarina for providing all the baby equipment, and for the welcome pack!
My husband and I really enjoyed Catarina's apartment. It was quite spacious for just the two of us and had everything we could have needed during our 8 day stay. Catarina accommodated us a day early (due to airline strike issues) with a big welcome and got us settled in in no time. We loved having those terrace doors open in the mornings getting ready and evenings relaxing after the day. We really enjoyed the neighborhood with its wonderful pastry shop just steps from our door. Also the chicken place across from flat was amazingly the best chicken we have had! Catarina was wonderful with recommendations, maps and just general questions we had along the way. It was a very comfortable apartment to stay in during our stay. Thank you Catarina
My parents and I spent a week in Catarinas beautiful and cozy apartment. We enjoyed the local neighborhood with nice bakerys just a few steps to walk. The apartment was very clean, light, nice decorated and had everything to feel well.
Catarina was always very helpful and cared.
Nous avons reçu un accueil très sympathique par Suzanna (Catarina était partie en voyage). Nous avons passé cinq jours très agréables à Lisbonne et avons bien profité de l’appartement qui correspondait parfaitement à nos attentes. Cet appartement, qui nous semblait un peu excentré est en fait à 10' à pied du Bairro Alto et à 4€ en taxi. Les taxis ne sont vraiment pas cher, il faut absolument en profiter, à trois ou quatre personne c'est beaucoup moins cher que le bus ou le tram (moins de 15€ pour l'aéroport). Plusieurs commerces et une boulangerie au pied de l’immeuble permettent de se préparer des petits déjeuners au top. Seul bémol, les voisines du 3e qui marchent en tapant des pieds même à 2h du matin, mais c'était peut être, elles aussi, des locataires temporaires ...
L'appartement de Catarina est une très bonne adresse.
Catarina was very punctual and friendly. She met us at the agreed time and gave us good information on how to find the apartment. Her 'cozy' flat was very comfortable and as described. It is well located for the tram to get into the city centre and there is a taxi rank very nearby too if you want more convenience (taxi's are very cheap compared to London).
Pros: convenience, great bakers on the doorstep, good restaurants nearby, handy for taxis, supermarket round the corner.
Cons: During our stay, a neighbours alarm clock kept going off at 4.00am every morning that woke us up (must have been on an early shift) - unlucky for us! For city dwellers reading this that are used to city noise then I'm sure it won't be a problem ...! ;-)
The apartment is better than on the pictures. You can get very quickly main acces to train, tram , metro, super market.
Arround you have bachery, etc
Apartment is very quiet and you sleep better than a bb.
Catarina is excelent as a host. Excelent.
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About the Host, Catarina
I'm currently doing some voluntary work in Asia so my cousin and friend Ana is replacing me! :) She is glad to answer all your questions and will be in contact with to manage all your bookings. :)
I'm a traveller lover and curious about other cultures and ways of living.
I use to work on advertising and branding and a few years ago I just decided to build my own brand in the home staging business. I'm now transforming houses in loving homes to make people feel more comfortable and happy at home.
My business partners and me have refurbished and redesigned several holiday houses for private clients and we’re now taking care and run different nice houses in a few places around Portugal – Lisbon, Ericeira, Óbidos, Porto Covo….
I like design, photography, relaxing in the beach, drinking coffee, lounging in a terrace with a good view and welcome and make good suggestions about Portugal best treasures!
Gosto de praia, viajar, fotografar, beber café, passar uma tarde na esplanada, desportos radicais, aventuras e grandes desafios!
Não gosto da palavra Não, de injustiças, pessoas falsas ou desonestas. Também não simpatizo com artrópodes e outros pequenos animais.
Adoro conhecer pessoas, sítios e descobrir coisas novas. Gosto de arte, cinema, música e pessoas interessantes.
Gosto de viver feliz!