This independent house has one bedroom and two levels in a very peaceful pedestrian street although being 1 minute walk away of everything at any time.
What you see is what you get! The photos are accurate and recently updated. The loft was an idea embodied by my visionary brother. Although being an artist nobody believed that he made this out of an abandoned garden.
The loft was then decorated in a "rustic" style for the comfort of your stay. Has one double bed sofa in the living room and a double bed (yes, a real one!) in the bedroom on the top floor.
Fully equipped and furnished in a very homely way. Guests are provided with bedding, towels, high speed wireless internet, TV with international channels, iron, washing machine and a kitchenette (stove; fridge; microwave; toaster) where you can find all the kitchenware that you need to have a full meal. An hairdryer can be provided upon request.
Books from different languages are provided in a "bring a book, take a book" experience. Some worldwide known board games are available too to pass your time in case of an extreme "boring" emergency :)
I live, just like my brother and my mum, in the same street so we will be glad to assist you at any time with anything that you need. We live in a typical Lisbon neighborhood in a very friendly and safe location, highly regarded by the locals and central to most touristy hot spots in Lisbon.
Our location is perfect for both night and daytime expeditions! Just 5 min walk away of Bairro Alto nightlife but you will sleep in a completely quiet area. You will find being within a stone's throw away of supermarket´s; restaurants; coffee houses; Nannarella ice-cream shop (best in town); the Portuguese Parliament; the house where the famous fado singer (Amalia Rodrigues) use to live; the "Café de São Bento" place where the best steak in town is eaten (don´t forget to check price list menu before go there!) and one of the most kept secrets in town, “Praça das Flores”, a charmful and cosy public garden where you can relax and watch the locals and their daily serenity when the day starts to end.
When there and if you are a real hot chocolate lover, try the one in "Pão de Canela" coffee house.
Taking tram number 28 will be an once in a lifetime experience and you´ll find a stop within 2 min walking distance. If you are into it ask me and i will direct you to one of the terminals for you to grab a seat and have a more enjoyable experience during the trip. The tram will pass trough every typical Lisbon neighbourhood. It will be something like a live postcard.
My advice is to get there early, get yourself a seat and bring your sense of fun and sense of humor and you'll have a lovely time. Don´t worry about pickpockets, they don't get up at that time of the morning, they prefer to wait for the crowds :)
Other nearby public transportation includes the green, blue and yellow metro lines ("Rato" or "Cais do Sodré" stations) as well as 3 bus lines able to connect you to anywhere in the city. Check my message after booking for detailed information.
Although Lisbon is a steppy city you are within walking distance of every major atraction.
Beside that i´ve hand wrote all our local tips in a book that you´ll find in the flat, furthermore we invited all our guests to share their tips too in it for all of you get the most out of Lisbon.
Upon arrival you will be presented with our handmade cinnamon liqueur and a local map for you to get around as a local when finding the supermarket, a pharmacy or the nearest cash machine. All this to give you a warm welcome and to prepare you to enjoy and get the most out of the oldest city of Western Europe, Lisbon!
Press "MAP" on this page and take a look on some advices i have on our area where you will be staying. For instance you can eat for less than 10€ in Paz BBQ (closed on saturdays) place located less than 30secs walking from your loft or you can avoid all queues when trying to buy the mythic "Pasteis de Belém"... in Belém! Just ask me.
Check in/out time can be flexible depending on our availability such like storing your bags before/after checking in/out. We can also pick you up and leave you at the airport at a special price.
Me and my family will be happy to advise you on restaurants, events, bars and other things to do in the area and in Lisbon in general, and to help you in any way we can. We love our city and truly want that you have a wonderful time in Lisbon.
Officially registered in the Tourism of Portugal: nº 399/AL
See you soon!
- Always lock the door with keys when you leave for sightseeing.
- Don´t put your trolleys on the sofa or bed.
- Don´t leave lights or any air conditioned turned on when you leave. Please save energy and always double check gas connections. Turn them off when not needed.
- When checking-out and we don´t meet each other, close the door and leave keys on the mailbox. Never leave them on the lock.
- Don´t leave any clothes drying outside unattended or when not at home.
- Keep your window always closed when sleeping or not at home.
- Keep a clean environment. Sometimes we only have 1 hour to clean everything after our guests leave and others check-in.
- Our neighborhood it´s very quiet and remember that they are not on vacations. Normal noise time it´s between 08am and 10pm.
- Entry and stay of people not included in the booking is not allowed.
- Smoking is not allowed inside the loft.
- Communication is always made directly with me in any way.
- Keys are one of your responsibilities throughout your stay. Always keep it and don´t give them to anyone. Their miss results in the replacement of the lock in a total cost of, at least, 50 €
- Garbage can be left outside by the door or at the green dustbin on the upper part of the street between 19h and 23h (Municipal Council Laws)
Sofia and her husband Bruno were easy to reach, friendly, hospitable and the apartment was centrally located. Sofia provides a great guidebook with lots of suggestions and was easy to message when we had questions. Everything we needed was in the apartment.
It was a little cooler in the apartment than expected since they don't have central heating but you get used to it. (from a North American perspective where everyone has central heating so it took us a day or two to get used to but overall not a fault with the apartment.) Also they have an old school (but functioning) water heater, so the shower water was more lukewarm than hot. Again, not a big problem (and I bet no problem during the summer months), but it was a little chilly in the morning coming out of the shower in February.
Check out the guestbook for helpful advice on where to go, location is superbly located to Bairro Alto, Principe Real, Cais de Sodre etc. We loved the proximity to public transit, everywhere was easy to get to (Cascais and Sinatra were fab and on the train lines). They are super close to a grocery store, so we filled up on food for breakfasts and lunches.
We really enjoyed the stay at sofias flat in lisbon. It is located close to the bairro alto so you have restaurants,bars and shops nearby. Sofia is a super nice woman and it is great that she gives you lots of information about the City and what to See and do nearby. The wifi was limited and the hot water was a bit tricky to operate but the flat was very clean and comfortable.
Great apartment, conveniently located. The loft made this small apartment feel much bigger. Sofia was very nice and helped us with directions for our taxi driver. Overall an excellent apartment in a very fun city.
Fantastic location - very close to transport and easy walking distance to a lot of attractions. Sofia has prepared a heap of information about attractions and nearby bars and restaurants and is very helpful! Very cute design plenty of space - it was cold in winter but there was a little heater to use. The stairs don't have much of a rail so you have to be confident with heights. Shower / toilet aren't the best but it all works. Overall a very cool place to stay - not the easiest with the loft design but very interesting and unique!
Nous avons été agréablement surpris d'être accueillis malgré l'heure tardive par Paul, le frère de Sofia qui parlait français. Après nous avoir chaleureusement reçu en compagnie de Sofia, décrit l'appartement et donné les consignes, il nous a laissé ses coordonnées téléphoniques au cas où...Aucune difficultés donc rencontrées à l'arrivée. Les conseils pour se rendre à l'appartement (itinéraire à partir de l'aéroport) étaient parfaits.
Notre séjour s'est très bien passé dans cet appartement aménagé avec beaucoup de goût Nous avons pu découvrir Lisbonne en le parcourant à pieds et grâce aux trams 28E et 15E.
Le petit resto, tout à côté indiqué par Paul nous a accueilli chaque soir avec beaucoup de convivialité et nous a même proposé de nous faire suivre un match de foot de ligue 1!
Nous garderons un excellent souvenir de ce séjour.
Quirky and clean apartment but the location is a little far from central. But close to tram 28! Sofia was super helpful with her tips and recommendations on what to do in Lisbon, and great welcome gift!
Sofia's place was lovely! The location was excellent, and the apartment was equipped with all we needed. We highly recommend this gem! The showers could have been a little warmer and had more pressure, but for what we needed it was perfect.
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Hi, i´m Sofia and i love the city where i was born and live in. Lisboa is one of my passions in life and is trully unique.
When travelling i try to blend with the locals and really enjoy off the beaten path experiences.
Me and my 3 brothers, along with our mum Edite, proudly announce our 3 lofts for you to stay in. Your enjoyable and pleasant stay is our aim. If you want to experience to stay in a true Lisbon neighborhood, we would love to host you at our lofts.