Hemos pasado 10 días en Arrabida Garden House. La casa es como aparecía en las fotografías. El barrio, tranquilo. La casa es antigua y mal mantenida. Lo peor, estaba muy sucia. Especialmente los baños y la cocina. La zona de la barbacoa tambien. Lo mejor, el jardín y la piscina. Respecto a la anfitriona no puedo opinar pues no la hemos llegado a conocer. Sí a André que fue muy simpático.
Very good place nicely situated close to sesimbra and Lisbon. Nice hosts, good pool and nice barbecue outside! Highly recommended!
Maria was the perfect host with the perfect apartment! Maria was kind, helpful and considerate. The apartment is beautiful, light and very comfortable with everything you could need for your stay. The area is also nice and quiet too with some lovely local shops and restaurants. I highly recommend this apartment.
We loved this apartment! Everything was as described and looks even better/bigger than it does in pics! Everything was clean/tidy and has lots of character which all makes you feel very comfortable. We were very happy with location but if you're looking to be right in heart of party lisbon then perhaps not for you - still v good transport links and we were happy to walk (15mins) or catch the bus each day (8mins). Marianna was fantastic whilst trying to organise our stay and Maria was lovely also and gave us some tips for where to visit on arrival and was accommodating when needing to check out on the final day.
I'd definitely recommend and would be happy to visit again.
Nuestros días en Lisboa fueron magníficos y el departamento de María colaboró en gran medida en esa impresión. El departamento es muy amplio y cómodo, y el barrio es tranquilo y seguro. 100% recomendable. Muchas gracias Maria por tu excelente atención. Saludos desde Chile!!
She was very accommodating and even though I didn't have any questions, I would have felt more than happy to phone her up for help. She allowed me to check in early and leave a day later too and was always lovely.
We were greeted by Catarina and shown to the apartment which is located only a 2 minute walk from the train station. The apartment is located very close to the centre of Cascais and less than a 5 minute walk from the towns beaches.
The apartment is over 3 levels, kitchen/dining on ground level, bedroom (ensuite) on first floor and a large living area with balcony on 3rd floor. Tastefully decorated, all mod cons and plenty of storage space.
We stayed for 1 week and it would have no hesitation in recommending to our friends and family and would certainly return ourselves.
We had a great experience during our 5 nights in August! Our host met us easily right in front of the train station and walked us 200m to the house. The square it is in is beautiful and we were very close to the beach, restaurants and shops. The house was very clean and well equipped with everything we needed to feel at home. Mariana checked in with us to make sure we were doing well. Thanks so much for a great stay!
+ Super séjour, très beau volume intérieur et extérieur : grand jardin, belle piscine, espace barbecue ainsi que four à pizza.
Bien situé avec bcp de découvertes à faire, avec proximité de plage et site, sans oublier Lisbonne.
- ensemble vétuste, manque de rideau.
Mariana's apartment was the perfect base to explore the beautiful town of Cascais. It was bang in the centre of town, but without being too noisy. There was so much space and light! And Mariana was very reassuring and helpful throughout the entire process. The shower is the probably the very best I've ever used!
Mariana is a very friendly, sincere and straightforward person who loves to meet new persons, travel around the world and specially to help other people. She is warm, attentive and sincere while dealing with others. She has worked in some international ONGs always with the aim to help those who are in poorer and precarious conditions. I think it is in her nature to be kind to others. I'm sure she will do her best to make your stay perfect, she knows very well Lisbon and all the nice places to visit. As you will see she is always trying to find new ways of improving her already perfect hosting!
If you want an authentic visit in Portugal, stay at Mariana's. She is the most charming host one can have: she is warm, loves great food and wine and knows the best places to go in Portugal. Mariana will help you enjoy your stay to its fullest.
Hum...can I also be hosted by you? even 'though i also live in Lisbon? just for the pleasure of your company. And i'm pretty sure you'll show me new things anyway. It''s just great to be with you!
From the very first time I met Mariana 15 years ago, as THE ex of my then boyfriend, to today, she continues to be the epitome of warmth and health, and is undoubtedly one of the country's best assets - the most upbeat, helpful and intelligent Portuguese I know. Traveling the world with genuine curiosity and an example of generosity at home, I cannot think of a better hostess and cultural ambassador for Portugal.
Mariana is very outgoing and cheerful, a good friend kind enough to take care of my new baby boy from time to time. Loves a good conversation around good food and a glass of portuguese wine. Simple things are for her the best of life. :)
I know Mariana since we where little kids. She's fun, a real traveller and passionate about meeting new people and cultures. She has travelled to many different places and lived in Kenya and Angola.
My experience says the best hosts are the ones who travel more, as they know a traveller's needs and expectations.
With Mariana i'm sure you're in great hands when travelling to Portugal!
A brilliant host, full of knowledge and incredibly generous Mariana is without a doubt the perfect person to stay with. She will do everything within her reach to make your stay as smooth and hassle free as possible. Her boundless curiosity regarding everything and everyone around her enable her to be constantly renewing. She is also one of the most honest and trust worthy people I know. I highly recommend her!
Mariana is too good for words! She is really nice, generous, knowledgeable and warming person. She knows Lisbon and Portugal in general really well. She knows all the little corners and places one would never find on one's own. She is a wonderfull and warm host always wanting to provide the best experience ever. 1005 trustworthy!