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Fully renovated modern air-conditioned 2 bedroom, road access, historic Alfama

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in São Vicente de Fora - Fearless Frango-2 bed with A/C

2 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment with sleeper couch - in the middle of Alfama

This apartment is simple, tasty and rich in attributes. We call it the Fearless Frango.

We have 2 other apartments:

1) 1 bedroom in Bica (sleeps 4) close to Cais Sodre: https://www.homeaway.co.uk/p872619

2) Studio apartment (sleeps 2) close to Cais Sodre : http://www.vrbo.com/723396

On the second floor of small building (well over a century old) in the colourful, comfortable, chaotic, central Alfama district of Lisbon; a full renovation and modernisation of the apartment was completed in December 2013.

What’s on the menu of this establishment then?

2 bedrooms: the main bedroom is located at the back of the building and has a double glazed window. This means peace and a restful night’s sleep whilst still being able to step into the thick of the cool/earthy/traditional/reinvented/energetic/yet relaxed landscape as you exit the green street door downstairs. Whisper quiet airconditioning allows more control over the thermal and sonic environment. The bed is a double one and there’s a wardrobe too.

The second bedroom is a compact inner room. It has indirect light as well as ventilation from a high-mounted sliding window. It also has its own dedicated climate control unit. There is a “step-in” type closet which has a lot of storage space and can double as a little dressing room. Equipped with a full sized double bed. Remember, although small, it is private and fully functional as a second bedroom. Allocate it to the couple that didn’t help with the travel arrangements or cover their share of the food and wine bills. We painted it in a rich mossy green on the outside to create the impression that the room was a kind of cube within the greater apartment volume: hope you notice it.

The lounge is made by the high shuttered double doors that open onto the thin stone “Pombalesque” balcony. Not big enough to put a chair on but ok to stand at the railing, vinho verde in hand looking regally down on the people current on Rua dos Remédios below. Plenty of light and air can make its way inside. The doors are double glazed so shutting them cuts out the street noise. Shut out all the light and any stray decibels with the heavy vintage wood shutters.

Doubling as the dining area this room has a large dining table: good for eating, good for the laptops.

Did I mention that the floors are all pristine pine planks? They are, except for the tiles kitchen and bathroom.

Fast, unlimited wifi internet and over 100 channels of IP TV on a 32? flat screen TV come as standard.

There is also a telephone from which you can make local and international calls. We keep it topped up with units so you will be able to at least make a few free calls home.

Let’s move into the kitchen. Beautiful and functional. Green and grey ceramics interspersed with hand-made Sintra azulejos on the walls. Granite tops from the Alentejo region across the Tagus River. Integrated German Teka appliances: washing machine, dishwasher and large fridge freezer.

The modern bathroom has been designed to cater for those who enjoy bathing as well as a good hard shower. The bath is small but functional and the water pressure is good for those who prefer to shower (the shower is over the bath).

Stay at the Frango. A bit of luxury in the chaotic, colourful neighbourhood that is Alfama.

Tourism Code: 3861/AL

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Rose Wood
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Portuguese, Dutch
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
23 October, 2016
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About Rose Wood

We are South African and own a holiday rentals business in Cape Town which has been operating for the last 12 years. Our company here is called Rentals Cape Town.com and we've recently launched our global brand Accommodation Daddy .Com.

Rose Wood purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Rose Wood chose Lisbon City

We love Lisboa and wanted to own property in one of the most scenic and oldest parts of Lisbon.

We've just renovated our apartment and equipped it with all the things we like in a home. And we do like our luxuries so you're bound to be comfortable in our Frango.

We also like the fact that there is a small Pingo Doce down the road for groceries and a larger state-of-the-art one in Rua Madaleina which is about a 20 minute walk away.

What makes this apartment unique

Central, close to 2 metros (Terreiro do Paco & Santa Apolonia), listen to Fado at night for free, the beautiful Lisbon Street lamp hanging opposite our balcony, walk to Santa Appolonia to Pingo Doce and suddenly find you have a few thousand new neighbours in the form of 3 cruise ships lined up along the wharf.

Lots of view points to take your vinho verde and some glasses - Portas do Sol, Castello Sao Jorge, park above the Panteo Nationale..the list is endless.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a great stay here and the host was very kind and helpful!i suggest this apartment for staying in Lisboa :D
Apr 2014
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Fully renovated modern air-conditioned 2 bedroom, road access, historic Alfama
average rating of 4.571429 based on 18 reviews

Lisbon Apartment

  • 4 of 5

The apartment itself is very nice, brand new furniture and fixtures, kitchen and bathroom with everything in very good working conditions. My wife and I stayed for 1 week and being in Alfama put us in the heart of a very lively and enjoyable neighborhood. We did plenty of walking or took cabs to go places, not being familiar with the public transportation - which apparently as we were told by the host is easily reachable from the apt.

By the way I would like to thank especially Vanessa Barroso who was at the wait when we arrived and was prompt in returning our safety deposit. She was super helpful in explaining the apt fixtures and was very gracious bringing up a new portable heater when the one in the apt failed to work.

We had complaints about work being done on the street down below, from very early in the morning to late in the evening. This should have been told by the owner before our booking. Another problem, especially for older people is the steep 2 flights of stairs to get to the apt from street level - it was hard to carry our suitcases upstairs.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Three nights in Alfama

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location, simple clean and spacious. Walk to train station, restaurants and Fado houses. Check in was easy, Vanessa helped with all our questions. Highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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the perfect place

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is situated in a very nice area, not far from the city centre and from bars, markets and places of interest. It is spacious and it has everything you need for a great stay! Looking forward to go back to Lisbon.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sara Thanks so much for your great feedback on your stay in our apartment. We have tried to stock our apartment with all the items we like in a home, in fact it was our home for awhile and we enjoy cooking so the kitchen is well stocked. I agree - it's in a great area - about 250m from the metro at Santa Apolonia as well, so if you don't feel like walking along the river to Baixa (an easy picturesque walk on the level) then there;s the option of taking the metro. Hope to see you back in Lisbon soon! Rose Wood
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Séjour excellent au cœur de la ville

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons passé un séjour très agréable dans un quartier très typique du vieux Lisbonne. Le logement est parfait, très propre, avec toutes les commodités et entièrement refait à neuf. Nous avons eu un excellent accueil à notre arrivée. À recommander sans aucune hésitation et il propose surtout l'avantage d'être très central pour visiter la ville et proche de tous les transports.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Très bel appartement rénové avec goût bien situé

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un magnifique séjour dans votre appartement pour découvrir la merveilleuse ville de LISBONNE.

L'appartement a été très bien rénové, il est comme neuf, décoré avec beaucoup de goût et bien insonorisé - Bonne literie - Placards et penderie - Lave vaisselle et lave linge. La salle de bains avec le wc est juste un peu petite, mais ce n'est pas grave. Convient parfaitement à une famille avec 2 enfants ou 2 couples. Super bien situé dans l'Alfama avec épicerie, restaurant fado, dans la rue. La visite de Lisbonne peut se faire à pied depuis l'appartement. C'est un plaisir de partir de l'appartement à pied et de se promener dans les ruelles de l'Alfama. Aucune insécurité. Merci à vous.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great feedback! I am really happy you loved our apartment and the area. I feel the same way about Alfama and the location of Frango - so central and close to lots of places. We love to go by foot everywhere as well - so much to explore. And of course the Metro is very close - just down the road. We renovated our apartment about 1.5 years ago but try and maintain it well. A lot of thought went into that renovation and the furnishing, so its great when someone appreciates it. I hope you will be back in the future!
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Fearless Frango, Alfama

  • 4 of 5

Recently renovated apartment in Alfama. Apartment was clean and kitchen was well equipped. Located in a small street which is visited by tourists and tuk-tuks. There are shops, bars and restaurants in the street. Train/metro station is located conviniently nearby <500m, just down a steep street.

Good place to explore Alfama and other districts.

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9 Kilometres
Lisbon Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Metres
Sr Fado
Nearest Ferry
1.2 Kilometres
Terreiro do Paço
Nearest Train
550 Metres
Santa Apolonia
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Alfama is an old part of Lisbon known for its mazes of narrow cobbled streets crammed with small apartment buildings, façades flying washlines of laundry, whose ground floors frequently house grocery stores, cafés and restaurants.

The Fado museum is a few minutes walk away, the famous church of Sao Vincente de Fora, and lots of Fado restaurants - in fact there's one right opposite our apartment called Sr Fado.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in São Vicente de Fora, Lisbon City

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 16
1 Jul 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
Christmas 16
22 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
Spring 17
1 Mar 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
Summer 17
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax £1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 13 years.

No smoking

Late checkin/early checkout Fee
20:00 – 22:00 30.00 €
22:00 – 8:00 40.00 €

Euro 100 on arrival as breakage deposit - this is refunded on departure if the apartment is in order.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in São Vicente de Fora in Lisbon District

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Very modern bathroom- small bath & shower. Lots of hot water
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Main bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Bedroom has airconditioning and large wardrobe for clothes.
    CUBE bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Smaller bedroom has airconditioning & walk in wardrobe.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • museums
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling

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