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Lisbon City Center - Heart of Alfama Quarter, Sleeps 4

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Last updated: 10/01/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Sunny holiday rental ( non-smoking) apartment in the heart of Alfama, the oldest most picturesque neighborhoods in the center of Lisbon. It is owned and managed by a New York City Artist who lives in the same house. The apartment is on the second floor of an 18th century typical Alfama house with lots of sun in the day and cool for sleeping in the night in summer. Sleeps 4 adults, there is also a baby crib. Newly renovated with old Portuguese style. A small balcony looks out on the tiny streets of this old neighborhood.
This is a 100% Non-Smoking apartment.
(This apartment is in the same house as my other Listing #241764 and can be rented together if you are 2 couples or two families traveling together. They are completely separate, each with same amenities.)

It is only a 5 minutes to walk to the Castelo Sao Jorge and 3 minute walk to the famous Feira da Ladra (flea market), and a 3 minute walk to the River Tejo, with restaurants with seating looking out on the river Tejo. And, you can travel around Lisbon on the delightful, picturesque electric tram # 28 which is a 1 minute walk from the apartment. It is a 5 minute walk to the new Metro Station in Sta. Apolonia Train Station. (Lisbon's main terminal) In the station is a Pingo Doce supermarket open until 10PM, very convenient!

The neighborhood is filled with many authentic Fado houses, cafes and restaurants. Alfama is the oldest part of the city with tiny streets to discover.

The apartment sleeps total 4 people. It has a separate bedroom with a double bed, ( for 2 people) a sunny living room with 2 sofa beds (one for 2 people and another for one person), and dining table. A complete kitchen with coffee makers, gas stove, oven, microwave, fridge, toaster, washing machine, electric kettle. The apt. is equipped with cable TV (English + French, CNN, BBC, Portuguese and other languages and many movie channels), stereo, radio, iPod doc. Free Wi-Fi. A full bathroom with shower. Hair dryer.
From the windows you have a nice view over the small square Largo de Santo Estevão In winter time the apartments are heated with electric heaters and there are fans for summer cooling. If I am not in Lisbon I have a very responsible manager who is there to help if there are any problems or questions.
Sheets towels and cleaning are included in price.
Minimum of 3 nights preferred.
Price includes everything, there are NO EXTRA CHARGES.
Check in after 15h ( 3pm) Check out 11am
Keywords: Private Holiday Rental Apartment


Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Children welcome, of course. I have a crib for infants if you need....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking in the apartment....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

  • Bedroom 1


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Double Beds (1) Double bed in bedroom., Baby Cribs (1) Crib available for baby., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Single sleeper sofa bed for 3rd person....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Bathroom has shower, sink, toilet and bidet. We provide liquid hand soap. And a hair dryer. ...moreless


  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Lots of movie stations in English and other languages plus many TV series from the US and news in English, French, German, Spanish, many other languages ......moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Monument View
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Clothes dry on the typical clothes lines - ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    excellent wi-fi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets, blankets, towels, all provided. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Living room has a sofa, and a sofa bed, many guide books, flat screen TV, stereo....moreless

  • Parking:

    Although Alfama is restricted to few private cars, there is very safe municipal and private parking available a few minutes walk from the house....moreless

  • Telephone:

    I can supply a local mobile phone for a small charge - please ask me about it....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Please use liquid soap only....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Very fast wireless....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    French press and Italian expresso pot...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Pots, frying pans, cooking spoons etc. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Lots of plates, cups, wine glasses etc. ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully equiped comfortable kitchen...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    we supply you with olive oil, vinegar, coffee, sugar, salt, pepper. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Small balcony overlooking the little streets....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Alfama has a neighborhood pool. ...moreless

Building Type

  • Building

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.9
from 33 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit €150
  • Taxes Not included


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Last updated: 10/01/2015
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5 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Lisbon Airport
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Santa Apolonia Station
25 Kilometres
Nearest Beach

Fado, the original Portuguese Blues type music, is found especially in the Alfama district. You can go to Fado dinner clubs, or discover little bars with spontaneous Fado singers.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: I am a woman artist and I have been living in Lisbon for 15 years.

Why the Owner Chose Lisbon:
Lisbon is a very charming old world city, not on the regular tourist trail. It has lots of outdoor cafes on every street. The art, music and food of Portugal is found in abundance in Lisbon, the capital. I chose the Alfama neighborhood because of it's ancient feel, tiny streets with very few cars, people who have lived there for many generations keeping their old traditions. You are in the city and at the same time in a tiny village with an atmosphere of another time. I am a painter and find the city beautiful and inspiring.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
The apartment is a 3 minute walk to the River Tejo, the large river that runs through Lisbon to the Atlantic. It is a short trip to Estoril beaches by public transport. The # 28 Electrico (tram) which is one minute walk from the door, takes you on an enchanting ride through the tiny streets and hills across Lisbon. You don't need a car in Lisbon, public transport and taxis are very abundant and not expensive. Lisbon is a 'secret' city that lives on it's own time. Portuguese people revere their quality of life, which I have found emphasizes eating good fresh food (excellent fish) and drinking the wines of the country, which is another wonderful discovery.

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Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Sunny living room with 2 sofa beds

    Sunny living room with 2 sofa beds

  • Very comfortable double bed in bedroom.

    Very comfortable double bed in bedroom.

  • Kitchen


  • Little balcony

    Little balcony

  • View from the window

    View from the window

  • Alfama neighborhood

    Alfama neighborhood

  • Famous electric trams of Lisbon

    Famous electric trams of Lisbon

  • Outside the house (and there are no cars on our street...)

    Outside the house (and there are no cars on our street...)

  • River Tejo just 5 minute walk from the house. Winter sunset.

    River Tejo just 5 minute walk from the house. Winter sunset.

  • Alfama by night.

    Alfama by night.

  • View to kitchen

    View to kitchen

  • Sunny Living Room with balcony

    Sunny Living Room with balcony

  • Double bed with down blanket

    Double bed with down blanket

  • Kitchen archway

    Kitchen archway

  • Bathroom


  • Our house

    Our house

  • Alfama neighborhood

    Alfama neighborhood

  • Olive tree outside the apartment.

    Olive tree outside the apartment.

  • Sunset view from window.

    Sunset view from window.

  • View from window.

    View from window.

  • Our street at night

    Our street at night

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