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)
Perfect location, great appartment in a very local neighbourhood, close walking distance to the city center... very recommended for a nice Lisbon experience :)
Sofia's flat is a great place to stay. She is an excellent host who was always available with advice and recommendations and also came at short notice when we had any enquiries. Her guest book proved invaluable with tips on where to go & how to get there and we used it quite a bit.
Our stay was very short unfortunately, but we got the most out of our trip due to the centrality of the apartment, which is just opposite parliament buildings & only 15minute walk to Barrio Alto. The famous Tram 28 is just around the corner & we spent a day exploring all the stops along the route.
The apartment itself is small but cosy & a welcoming drink of cinnamon liqueur is waiting on arrival! The only reservation I would have is that the steps to the mezzanine bed are a little bit precarious so caution is advised climbing up & down.
In general we really liked it & I would recommend Sofia for anybody considering a trip to Lisbon.
First of all, the location of the property is near to the bus stop where you can take to get to the Metro, and it is also near to the Tram stop. The house is exactly as described. It was nice and clean. We had a good 2 nights sleep there and if there are any problem, the host lives nearby the house. It is advisable for you to read the house rules thoroughly and understand it as you would not want to cross any boundaries.
Unterkunft entsprach der Beschreibung. Es ist tatsächlich so, dass ein Blick nach draußen nicht möglich ist. Daran muss man sich gewöhnen.
Die Gastgeberin war telefonisch für uns immer erreichbar, leider konnten wir sie nicht persönlich kennenlernen. Wir hätten uns nicht nur ein Kennenlernen der Stadt gewünscht, sondern gern auch einen persönlichen Kontakt zu unserer Gastgeberin, um die Mentalität der Portugiesen zu erleben.
Ansonsten war der Aufenthalt in Lissabon super und die Stadt hat uns sehr gefallen.
This apartment is in a great location for an authentic "locals style" experience for the budget-conscious traveler. Great bakeries, cafés, restaurants and bars are all close by, but tourists are not in-your-face here. Sofia is a friendly and genuine host. the bed, though maybe difficult for some to get to, is very comfortable!!
Great apartment and great experience! We didn't get to meet Sofia in person but she was very helpful and easy to reach before we got to Lisbon. The apartment was nice and located in a perfect spot to visit the city!
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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.