I am a designer and live between Portugal and the UK.
I love larges cities and dislike making plans - Lisbon best enjoyed when you are prepared to occasionally change course.
We stayed in Manuel's apartment for two weeks in January and it was truly a great time! The view and the sound of vawes is exceptional!
The flat looks more spacious on photos but for the rest it is just as beatiful as pictured.
Manuel is an exceptional host - very helpful and fast on reaction.
We would definetely like to return again one day!
Мы жили в квартире Мануэля 2 недели в январе 2014, и это был сказочный отдых! Окна во всю стену, бесподобный вид, шум волн - лучшего расположения и не придумать!
Квартира в реальности немного меньше, чем кажется на фотографиях, но места вполне достаточно для двух человек или семьи с ребенком. В ней есть все необходимое для комфортной жизни, до рынка и супермаркета максимум 10 минут пешком.
Мануэль - прекрасный хозяин, внимательный, доброжелательный и очень быстро реагирует на все вопросы.
Мы с удовольствием вернемся сюда еще раз!
Die Wohmung eignet sich wunderbar für einen Strand-Urlaub. Es gibt einen diesen einen (ich hatte zwei gelesen, vielleicht mein Fehler) großen Südbalkon mit herrlichem Blick über den weiten Strand, an dem man ins Städtchen spazieren kann. Alles ist klein und überschaubar. Außerhalb der Saison (zu der Zeit war ich da) ist Sesimbra das Wochenenddomizil wohlhabender Lissaboner. Es gibt gute Fischrestaurants ohne Ende, aber auch etliche Betonkästen am Strand, die man am besten erträgt, wenn man aufs Meer blickt (subjektiver Geschmack meinerseits).
Die Wohnung ist nicht sonderlich groß und hätte etwas Zuwendung nötig. Aber alles, was man so braucht, ist da.
Manuel ist ausgesprochen nett und gibt auführliche Auskünfte, wo man zum Beispiel am besten und günstigsten isst und einkauft und welche Ausflüge lohnenswert sind.
Had a great time in Lisbon staying in Manuel's apartment! Great location close to supermarket and public transport. Apartment had amazing views and was equipped with a great kitchen. Manuel was really helpful and left us with lots of maps and great advice, would definitely recommend this apartment to anyone looking to stay in Lisbon!
We had a great stay, nice spacious apartment with everything we needed at a great price.
Manuel was a great person to deal with.
We had a slight problem with the water heating and Manuel was there to fix it I think within the hour.
We spend a weekend at Manuel's place and that was had a fine time. The place is not really big for a family of four, but for a couple of days at the beach it is just fine. The view over the ocean is great and the beach really close by. Manuel was very helpfull and gave us some good tips about restaurants. Recommended.
We had a fantastic 7-day holiday in Sesimbra, thanks to our kind host Manuel and the fabulous flat. Manuel was very friendly and informative at our arrival, telling about the things to do and to see in the village and nearby. The best part of Sesimbra is the beach, and the view from the balcony is really amazing. The flat is very close to the beach, you reach it in a few minutes. Actually, everything is within walking distance, also the nice restaurant area, the bus station and the supermarkets. As we also like to cook our own meals, we were happily surprised to find a fully equipped kitchen with all necessary utensils. The flat is spacious and has everything you need, even for a longer stay. Everything worked well. It is easy to relax in this apartment and just enjoy the view. We also appreciated the fact that the description in the Airbnb announcement, including the photos, show the flat the way it really is. Would definitely stay here again and recommend to a friend, too.
We loved Manuel apartment, it was just what we needed to end a one month trip in Portugal and enjoy the beach. The view is amazing and the flat is well organized, bright and comfortable. Manuel is a gentleman. For those not traveling by car : You can reach Lisbon (Pl. Esphana) by bus (1h) and from there, a quick taxi ride will bring you to the airport.
(I stayed at both apartments of Manuel. I tried summarizing the feedback and let it under the first listing. But I couldn't find a way how to link that comment to this flat too, so I guess i should say it again.)
It is a perfect place to stay in Lisbon and Manuel is just a perfect host.
For a couple with a little kid, it was very comfortable apartment and very conveniently located. There is a bus stop and kids' playground nearby and a supermarket in the block. A taxi ride to the airport costs ~8EUR.
The viewpoints advised by Manuel were worth visiting because of the fabulous view overlooking the city and the picturesque sunsets.
I'm just back from Portugal. It was an exciting family journey,
combining some days of beach and leisure in Sessimbra and urban city walks in Lisbon, including great gigs @ Super Bock Super Rock festival. Manuel's flats, in both locations, suited this arrangement perfectly.
The places are already well described and i could only confirm that both served the purpose of accommodating the three of us (two adults and a little toddler) in a best way.
I do recommend the apartments to everyone willing to explore Portugal in this manner. Those planning to go to the next year SBSR, Sessimbra is the right place to stay; there's a shuttle operated by the local travel and rent-a-car agency, which takes you from the village to the festival venue and back.
And Manuel is an excellent host, indeed. Very responsive and always available for any assistance.
We stayed a group of six at Manuel's place and we can say it fitted what we needed. Well located although not downtown, space for parking the car, and very bright! Thanks Manuel!
how to describe in few words (and with my basic english) Manuel as guest? He is very smart, kind... in a word: the flatmate you would want. What a pity not to spend more time with him!
Very nice, polite and quiet guy.