Alfama river and roofs view

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Beco do Maquinez, Lisbon, Lisbon District 1100-331, Portugal

The Space

Here, people call each other by their first names and you can hear fado (Portuguese traditional music) in every corner. Alfama is one of the most special neighborhoods in Europe and our apartment is here.
It is located in a building from the XVIII century, in the heart of Lisbon, north of Tagus River.With its alleys, narrow streets, stairways, tiny squares, churches, white houses with tile panels, Fado, grocery stores, our neighborhood is the authentic historical soul of Lisbon. Alfama is also known by the Popular Saints Festival, which occurs here, especially on the night of St. Anthony, on June 12.
Alfama is like a village within a big city where everybody knows each other. Even so, our building is not in the middle of Alfama, but at its entrance close to Santa Apolónia, where you can still feel its pulse but have some privacy.
The apartment, has 40 squre meters, is on the 3rd floor, without lift, and its renovation works were completed by February 2013. We retained the majority of the features of the original house, adding a modern and practical décor. We included double-glazing that protects the house from any potential outside noise.
The apartment has natural light and a river view. It’s a cozy and charming apartment that includes one bedroom with a double bed, a kitchen, a bathroom and a living room with a single bed. The kitchen has all the usual appliances and utensils. Towels and bed linen are included.
Located next to the Fado museum, the Pantheon and the flea market (feira da ladra, in Portuguese), this house is within walking distance from downtown. You are a stroll away from Praça do Comércio, Castle of São Jorge, as well as the beautiful viewpoints of Portas do Sol, Graça and Senhora do Monte and the legendary tram nº 28.
Served by several buses and 5 minutes away from the subway/train station of Stª Apolónia, our house has a convenient location.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $21 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $427 /week
Monthly Price: $1707 /month
Security Deposit: $142
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict

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  • Ha sido nuestra primera visita a Lisboa y no podríamos haber elegido un sitio mejor para hospedarnos.
    Gonçalo es un gran anfitrión, nos estaba esperando en el apartamento y nos explicó muchas cosas de la ciudad y nos dio algunos consejos.
    El apartamento está en una ubicación excelente ya que se puede ir caminando a las zonas turísticas. La estación de metro más próxima está a 2 minutos caminando.
    También hay varios mini markets, bares, restaurantes y tiendas en las proximidades. El apartamento cuenta con todo lo necesario para una estancia cómoda. Simplemente perfecto!!!! Muito obrigado! :)

    April 2014
  • Nice stay, cozy apartment. Location is in the heart of the city where you can see local Lisbon. Would recommend to my friends.

    April 2014
  • Nous avons passé un très bon séjour à Lisbonne dans l'appartement de Gonçalo. L'accueil était super. L'appartement est conforme aux photos, bien situé, avec tout le nécessaire pour cuisiner, etc. Nous le conseillons vivement.

    March 2014
  • We were in Lisbon for 6 days. It was a very pleasant stay in the apartment. It was small, but nice: a nice view over the river, everything you need is in the apartment, including hairblower, microwave, tv, everything in the kitchen to cook. The shower was also small, but very nice.
    In 6 days we've seen a lot of Lisbon. Most of it we visited just by walking. Of all the parts of the city, we liked Alfama (neighbourhood where the apartment stands) the most. All the small alleys up to the hills with small restaurants and nice shops and other nice places to visit (castle, cathedral, churches, places with panorama view over the city, tram 28).
    The welcome was nice. Gonçalo brought some pastries, 'ginja' and told us about the history of the neighbourhood and other interesting information about Lisbon. He also left a folder with information about the metro, nice places to go or to eat, etcetera.
    For the next morning he bought some fruit, yoghurt and bread for us.
    I would definitely recommend this place.
    It's easy to reach from the airport: just take the red line of the metro to S. Sebastiao and there change to the blue line to Santa Apolonia (last stop). From there it's about 10 minutes walk. Very easy.

    March 2014
  • We were very happy to spend a week in Alfama and in Gonçalo's appartment. It's a clean and quiet place with great light and a peaceful view on the Tage and it's boats. Alfama is a fantastic part of the city, next to Santa Appolonia station and with many food shops around. Gonçalo is friendly and helful to discover the beautiful city of Lisboa. We recommand this place and we miss already these wonderful holidays !

    March 2014
  • Goncalo's appartement is perfectly located in Alfama. From inside you have a nice view of the river and of the square below. The appartement is small, but everything you need is there. Goncalo is a very nice host. He gives you tips where to go and brings groceries and Portugees pastries. We would certainly recommend this place to others.

    March 2014
  • Na het prettige contact voorafgaand aan ons verblijf werden we eenmaal in Lissabon vriendelijk verwelkomd door Goncalo met typische Portugese lekkernijen. We hebben mede door het fijne appartement en de tips die Goncalo ons heeft gegeven heerlijke dagen gehad. Het appartement was netjes en schoon. Het is niet erg groot, maar van alle gemakken voorzien. We hebben een probleempje gehad met warm water, maar dit werd direct serieus genomen en was de volgende dag verholpen. De buurt is ontzettend fijn om te verblijven! We hebben het meeste lopend gedaan en genoten van de vele leuke tentjes die verborgen zitten in de kleine straatjes van Alfama. Ik raad dit appartement zeker aan!

    February 2014
  • Très bon accueil de la part de Gonçalo, avec à notre arrivée une corbeille de fruits et des Pastéis de nata ! L'appartement est en tout point conforme à la description, et idéalement situé, entre le musée Militaire et le musée du Fado, au début du quartier de l'Alfama.

    L'appartement est largement assez grand pour un couple en week-end, très bien équipé.

    Suivez les conseils de Gonçalo pour le choix d'un restaurant ;)

    February 2014
  • Our stay in Goncalo's apartment was great. Lisbon is a beautiful and magic city and Alfama is the perfect place to stay if you want to feel the proper traditional Portuguese lifestyle. The apartment is 5 mins walking from the metro station that will bring you to the airport and 10 mins walking from the Praca do Comercio or the castle. And you can find many typical Portuguese restaurants and mini markets in the streets nearby.
    The apartment has everything you may need and is also well prepared for cold days.
    Goncalo was very friendly, helpful and approachable and also flexible with us as we he let us check out a bit later.
    I'll definitely recommend your place to my friends!

    February 2014
  • Goncalo was a great host and the apartment has a good location. Nearby is a good place for food, called "mestico" whitch i have sworn to recommend. Thx for the ginja

    February 2014
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