A charming loft in the heart of the historic quartier of São Bento, just across the Parliament building in Lisbon.
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.
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.
See you soon!
Great debut with Airbnb, perfect location for exploring Lisbon, easy walking to Bario Alto and easy to find as right next to the parliament building. Really clean tidy and efficient service, very happy. Contributed to a great visit.
A comfy apartment in a perfect neighborhood. It is not very far from the city centre and there are subway, tram and buses just around the corner. But the neighborhood itself is also really great with a lot of nice places, to eat and drink.
The son of Sofia gave us a warm welcome at the appartement and explained everything to us. The little blue book with all the informations about Lisbon was very very helpful. Especially the tip about the Brunch and the little Churrascaria were very good.
We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend it.
Lisbon was beautiful and Sofia's Flat was amazing!Exactly as is shown in the pictures!
We didn't meet Sofia,but her son was very sweet in explaining things in the flat.
Location was very good,even if you decided to walk or take public transport!
Book it and you won't be disappointed!
Sofia and her family made us feel very welcome. The apartment was great we absolutely loved it.
Great location. The apartment is clean, quiet, confortable and romantic.
Unluckily it has been raining for two days... We would definitely go back in a warmer season!
Our son (4 years old) left his puppet in the bed... Such a tragedy... But Sophie was so kind to send it back promptly. She's friendly and responsive, really a great host!
This loft is fantastic!
Great location, the flat is very nice, we had a great time in Lisboa.
Sofia and her husband are very nice and helpfull.
If we go back to Lisboa we will return at this address.
Thank you for everything.
This is a fantastic little loft in arguably the best part of Lisbon. Within a short walk are a number of gorgeous bars, restaurants (The Decadente is AMAZING) and the ever popular route 28 tram to take you to all the sights. Even in winter, this was a lovely holiday and I'd absolutely recommend staying at Sofia's place. I stayed with a friend, and both the actual bed and pull-out sofa were super comfortable. Enjoy the cinnamon liqueur!
Our stay in Lisbonne in Sofia's apartment was great! First of all, I was welcomed with a great surprise - it was my birthday and a delicious home made cake was awaiting for me:) What a sweet attention! The apartment is at the image of this welcome - homely and cosy with everything thought of. It is perfectly situated for Lisbonne exploration and right next to it, on the way to the Parliament, we found an amazing place - Patio das Cantigas - you can eat great tapas, drink and listen to music in the atmosphere totally deconnected from time.
The apartment was slightly chilly on this winter weekend, but electric heater fixed it. You really have what you need to have a breakfast or diner.
And last but not least, Sofia kindly arranged our luggage stored for us in Sunday, so we could fully enjoy our stay in Lisbon up to the last hour :)
Many warm thanks to Sofia and her family!
Sofia is an extremely helpful host. Very friendly and communicative. The loft has a lot to offer and obtains a strong character and charisma. Besides emotional benefits you will receive the whole package of household benefits. In case needed small food stores available in 2 to 5 minute walking distance. Located in the historically beautiful part of the city you will find everything you need to your taste - bars, cafes, bakeries, restaurants and even a botanical garden.
As a devoted Lisbon lover I dare say this was the best stay we enjoyed within 4 years!