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Downtown Historic Center. Modern Apartment in Antique Building. FREE WI FI

Bedrooms 2
Space 925 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms; 1 Full Bathroom; 1 Independent Kitchen 1 Living Room; Sleeps 4-6


Very sunny and absolutely central apartment, located in a historical neighborhood (São Paulo) right on the frontier with Santos-o-Velho.

Totally renovated, very comfortable and functional decoration with taste and attention to detail. FREE Wireless Internet and Cable TV (80 international channels).

The apartment is situated within walking distance to the busiest day and night time areas in town (Santos, 24 de Julho, Bairro Alto, Bica, Chiado, Cais do Sodré, Baixa, Chiado, Alfama).

Very close to all main transportation. Subway station – 5m walk. Tram and bus stop at the door. Train station – 5m walk: direct train to all the beaches of Estoril’s Coast and Cascais. Ferry station – 5m walk with connection to all the beaches of Costa de Caparica and to the south.

At walking distance to restaurants, supermarkets, pharmacies, museums and all that the city has to Offer.

Services: Optional weekly (1 time per week) maid service at the following rate – 50,00€ per week.

More Details

José Luís
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2017

About José Luís

I was born in 1972 and I am a designer.

I live in the apartment across the one I am renting. I was in charge of both apartments’ full renovation. I love the old quarters of Lisbon and their historic buildings. I always wanted to live in this part of town.

I love meeting people from abroad and I deal with my guests directly – from key exchanges, to cleaning, to repairs, and anything in between.

I try to be as helpful as I can in order to make you feel truly at home.

José Luís purchased this apartment in 2008

Why José Luís chose Lisbon City

I specially picked this neighborhood to live in, because it’s undergoing an interesting transformation - from heavy industry and naval related commerce and services to becoming “Lisbon’s Hip District” .

Another great advantage of this neighborhood is that you can walk to all the busiest areas in downtown and you have all main transports and station near bye to take you everywhere else (including the beach). There are also all sorts of restaurants, supermarkets, pharmacies, banks, etc. all around. Also, in the center, it is still one of the few areas where you can find a place to park. Two blocks away, there are two public parkings for your car.

This is an area that is still not too touristic and feels truly Lisboan.

What makes this apartment unique

This apartment has a great vibe. It's airy and full of sunlight all year round. It's in a high floor, so you have more privacy, security, sunlight and less impact from the street.

The building is original from the XVIIIth century, right after the great earthquake of Lisbon which took place in 1755. It was built in a typical 'Pombalino' style, a type of construction and architecture that are protected by law and candidate to UNESCO's World Heritage Patrimony classification. The building is mainly assembled with wooden beams, in a “cage” like structure inspired in naval construction from the period. A type of construction quite advanced for its time and considered to be the first anti-earthquake type of construction in the world. It is flexible, but it doesn’t break.

The renovation of the building and the apartment took in consideration this historical heritage. However, you will find a modern apartment with sound proofing on the ceilings and windows and all you should expect from a modern home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Eine schöne Ferienwohnung im Stadtteil Santos-o-Velho im Zentrum Lissabons

Die Ferienwohnung liegt in der vierten Etage eines stilvoll renovierten Hauses in der Rua da Boavista 120.

Wir, zwei Ehepaare, waren im März 2013 für drei Tage in der Wohnung und haben uns dort sehr wohlgeführt. Der Empfang durch den Vermieter, Herrn José Luís Azevedo war ausgesprochen freundlich und hilfsbereit. Die Wohnung besitzt zwei geräumige Schlafzimmer, ein Badezimmer, eine separate Essküche und ein sehr einladend eingerichtetes, großes Wohnzimmer sowie einen kleineren Abstellraum. Gut geeignet ist die Wohnung für zwei bis vier Personen. Die Wohnung ist sehr sonnig, ruhig, vollständig geschmackvoll renoviert mit Liebe zum Detail. Sie bietet kostenloses Wireless-Internet und Kabel-TV (80 internationale Sender).

Von der Wohnung aus ist das Zentrum von Lissabon gut zu Fuß zu erreichen, man kann natürlich auch die historischen Straßenbahnen nehmen, die durch die Rua da BoaVista zockeln. In der Nähe befinden sich einige gute und reelle Restaurants, Herr Azevedo berät hierzu seine Gäste gerne.

Hier noch eine kleine Besonderheit des Hauses : unten im Hausflur befindet sich neben dem Treppenhaus eine kleine Schusterwerkstatt, wo ein älterer, freundlicher Herr beim Licht einer kleinen Lampe Schuhe repariert. Er hatte gut zu tun.

Wenn wir noch einmal zu viert nach Lissabon reisen sollten, würden wir diese Wohnung wieder gerne mieten.
Mar 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Bairro Alto in Lisbon

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 925 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Baby stroller provided.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(101 traveller reviews)

Downtown Historic Center. Modern Apartment in Antique Building. FREE WI FI
average rating of 4.6831684 based on 106 reviews
St. Louis

A Gem in Beautiful Lisbon

  • 5 of 5

Where does one even begin? Jośe and his apartment are fantastic and this could even be an understatement. Words cannot describe how lucky we were to find Jośe's beautiful flat for a recent trip to Lisbon. From the reservation process, to communication and arrival, he was incredible. Upon arrival, he was there to assist getting our bags up the stairs and spent an hour telling us all about Lisbon, making recommendations on what to do/see and getting to know our family. Jośe's personality is just delightful and getting to know him was truly a gift to my grandmother, mother and myself! The apartment is beautifully appointed and maintained with very comfortable beds, a stocked kitchen and all the vacation necessities one may need. The apartment location is fantastic and walkable to any major tourist attractions, a grocery store, shopping and restaurants. After a long day off exploring hilly Lisbon, a cab is also an affordable option to the apartment (€6 from just about anywhere in the city). We loved the city, the apartment and Jośe! Cannot wait to return to this incredible city hopefully in the near future. Thank you, Jośe!

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Anna, 'Mom' and 'Grandma' :) Thank you so much for your kind words. I really appreciate your nice comments, but above all I am really glad you enjoyed your stay in my flat and your vacation in Portugal. I do feel happy if I contributed a little bit to that. It is a pleasure for me to be able to maintain a personable relationship with my guests within the true spirit of the "sharing economy" with which I do rent this only apartment I own. I do enjoy being hospitable and above all to meet such nice people from around the world such as your family. Sometimes I'm left with the feeling that I wish you lived closer, because guests like you, make me feel like if I'm hosting close friends or family! Hoping you may return soon, I thank you for renting my flat and wish you all the best. A special kiss to 'grandma' ; ) J.L.
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Tolle Stadtwohnung

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben uns bei Jose sehr wohl gefühlt. Die Wohnung entsprach den Fotos, war sauber und schön. Lage war optimal, Jose hilfsbereit. Würden wieder kommen.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very clean and well presented apartment, Jose was a great host!

  • 5 of 5

We certainly would stay there again

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent location and warm welcoming

  • 5 of 5

I truly recommend this apartment : it is well located, fully furnished and José is very helpful !

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Darling apartment, fantastic location and the owner José is a delight!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have asked for a more perfect location, apartment and welcome while in Lisbon. José is the perfect host and our week stay was amazing. The sunlight in the apartment was so lovely and made it even more cozy. Perfect location and the neighborhood is full of adorable restaurants and shops. Lisbon is such a great city. We were also close to one of the rail stations so we took a day trip on Christmas to the beach. I highly recommend this apartment to stay in when you go to Lisbon.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Bev! I am so happy you enjoyed the apartment and your stay in Lisbon. It was really a pleasure to meeet you. I hope to see you again in the future. Have a great New Year. Best Wishes from Lisbon, J.
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Great apartment and amazing host!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is a great place to stay to explore Lisbon. Near local restaurants, local transportation and the waterfront, it is neat, quiet, well equipped and perfect for two couples. 4th floor walk up, beds are comfortable, the kitchen cozy and the living room comfortable. Our host was wonderful, he asked us about our interests and then gave recommendations about where and how to explore in Liston in fluent English. We explored museums, gardens, castles and restaurants. Be sure to ask Jose about the market and the restaurants and shops there. He gave us great advice about transportation options from the airport and was super helpful in many ways, helping us recover a lost item after we had left the city. We would love to come back and would definitely stay at this terrific apartment again.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello, Thank you so much for your review. It was great meeting you and having you over. I am glad you ennjoyed your vacation and our apartment. Happy New Year J.
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Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Lisbon Airport
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Carcavelos, Cascais, Guincho, Costa-de-Caparica
Car: not necessary

City center; cultural activities; next to the river; river sports and cruises; Museums; Historical landmarks and Architecture; train/subway station; transportation; airport (7,5km); shops; restaurants; pharmacies; gym; nautical sports; boat trips; nightlife – bars and clubs; cinema; theater; beach/ocean (8-12km); municipal swimming pool; shopping center…

Other Activities: Kayak


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Bairro Alto, Lisbon District

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
21 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £126.33

_Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
_Rates include up to 4 guests (or 2 bedrooms).
_Extra guests: 10€ per night, per guest. (max. 2)
_Exceptionally consult us for 2 nights stays' rates (nightly prices increase).
_Discounts apply for stays equal or greater than 28 nights; according to its length (Please consult us for quotes).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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