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Heart of Alfama , Sunny apartment, Sleeps 3- Lisbon City Center

Bedrooms 1
Space 300 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + 1 Convertible bed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3-4)

** Registered Apartment 56539/AL.

Sunny holiday rental apartment in the heart of Alfama, the oldest most picturesque neighborhoods in the center of Lisbon.

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 3 -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.

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!

Parking in Alfama ( my neighborhood) is limited to residents who own cars. So there is no parking for guests. There are various public parking places nearby - about 5 minutes walk

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. Has excellent Wi-Fi. It has a separate bedroom with a double bed, ( for 2 people) a sunny living room with a double sofa bed, and dining table. A complete kitchen with coffee makers, gas stove, microwave, fridge, toaster, clothes 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. A full bathroom with shower. Hair dryer.

In winter time the apartments are heated with electric heaters and there are fans for summer cooling. I have a very responsible manager who is there to help if there are any problems or questions.

Sheets, towels hand soap

Minimum of 3 nights preferred.

Wednesday and Thursday Check in must be before 18h ( 6pm)

Check in after 15h ( 3pm) Check out 11am

Keywords: Private Holiday Rental Apartment

More Details

ellie ali
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

Why ellie ali chose São Vicente de Fora

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“O apartamento é muito gostoso, bem arejado e tem tudo o que se precisa. Cozinhamos e lavamos nossas roupas como se estivéssemos em casa. A única dificuldade por causa da bagagem são as escadas íngremes. Mas todo o resto vale a pena. A proprietária nos mandou dicas de Lisboa assim que reservamos para que pudéssemos nos programar. E sua administradora esteve sempre disponível para nos ajudar no que fosse preciso. Obrigada as duas. Passamos dias agradáveis em seu flat.”
May 2015
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São Vicente de Fora Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • no smoking, candles or any fire
  • Kindly respect neighbors by keeping noise down.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom has shower, sink, toilet. We provide liquid hand soap. And a hair dryer.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • The bedroom has a double bed ( sleeps 2) The sofa-bed in living room sleeps 2 people.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Heart of Alfama , Sunny apartment, Sleeps 3- Lisbon City Center
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Montpeyroux, Hérault, France

Apartment in Lisbon, Alfama area

  • 5 of 5

I felt at home in this apartment. It had everything I needed and most important fresh air and sun light. I enjoyed the Alfama---a labyrinth of ancient cobblestone streets, alleys, paths, lots of little restaurants with very modest prices. The little restaurant a few doors up, no.18 I think, has delicious curry, kebabs, somosas, etc. The neighborhood is unpretentious, socially mixed, the people accessible. Ellie the owner is very helpful.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alfama Charm

  • 5 of 5

This was my second stay at one of two of Ellie's apartments. I have now stayed in both of the units she owns in the same building. I was there for three weeks last month and found the unit on the second floor to be perfect. Having lived in Brazil and speaking Portuguese made the trip very special for me. Ellie was very helpful and I do not hesitate in any regard to give her and her spaces five stars. I send this honestly and I hope you will experience Alfama too. No worries on this rental, straight forward and beautiful.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Apartment in Alfama District

  • 4 of 5

If you want to stay in the Alfama District this apartment is in a great location. However if I had to do it over again, I would stay outside the Lisbon Old Town areas and make day trips in.

Ellie, the owner, is extremely helpful both before and during your stay and works hard to make your experience a good one.The apartment is good for a couple and all the basics are there for you to cook. I cooked 3 of our 4 nights. Definitely go to the other grocery store (about a 4 minute further walk) in Graca instead of the DIA. Graca is just up the street and we ate an incredible meal at a restaurant recommended by Ellie.

My only 2 negative comments are...even after 4 days I still couldn't get the shower to stay was either hot or cold. Also, and Ellie is not happy with this either, a "club" has opened up right down the street and the apartment windows look directly on this. There are people drinking and socializing from noon to midnight, which put a damper on the ambiance of the place, although I never felt unsafe.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, son and I stayed here in August for 5 days and 4 nights. We loved it! The apartment is very cute, very clean and has everything you need. It is right in the heart of the Alfama and is not far from the metro. Ellie, the owner, is very accommodating. We would definitely stay here again when we come back.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Apartment in Historical Old City

  • 4 of 5

I thoroughly enjoyed by first visit to Lisbon. The cozy apartment in the historic Alfama section was perfect to obtain a real feel for the city, its history and its people. Only a 15 minute walk to the subway. Easy walk to catch the the street cars for scenic ride to the other areas. The rooms were adequate size and clean, but don't expect the Ritz. The building is old, but that is part of its charm.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, Georgia USA

Charming Lisbon apartment

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a week in Lisbon last spring (2014) and were very pleased with this charming apartment in the Alfama distrust. It is located within walking distance to the train station and convenient to many bus stops that can take you to the various districts of Lisbon.

The one bedroom apartment is clean, spacious and bright. It I nicely decorated by the owner who is an artist. The manager was very helpful in advising us on local restaurants and Lisbon sites. We enjoyed our stay in Lisbon and would definitely stay in this apartment again.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Lisbon Airport
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Kilometres
Tejo River Ferries
Nearest Train
0.5 Kilometres
Santa Apolonia RR Station/and Metro
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres

Parking in Alfama ( my neighborhood) is limited to residents who own cars. There is parking nearby - about 5 minutes walk. 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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $30.72
Refundable damage deposit $184.32

Check-in is after 3PM ( 15h) - Check-out is 12 noon - But, we try to accommodate your schedule whenever possible. Wednesday and Thursday Check-in must be before 6pm (18h)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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