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

Bedrooms 2
Space 86 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 30 - 180 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 day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2018

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 Bairro Alto

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 rental in Bairro Alto, Portugal

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 86 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • City Centre
  • Near The Ocean
  • 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
  • Stove
  • 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 rentals available
  • 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.


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Downtown Historic Center. Modern Apartment in Antique Building. FREE WI FI
average rating of 4.6837606 based on 122 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: 19/05/2017
  • 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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  • 5 of 5

The apartment is very clean and comfortable. Well located for outings in the city. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 07/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada


  • 4 of 5

Stayed here for 6 nights and in general it was a great "home base" for us. It was in a great location: easy walking distance to train/metro/tram stations and to the historic downtown. The location also seemed safe (as two women we were comfortable walking back after dark). There were restaurants and a small grocery store within a few blocks as well. The apartment itself was great! Both bedrooms were a good size, as were the living room and kitchen, and we made good use of the washing machine! One thing to be aware of is that it's on the 4th floor (for North Americans this means it's on the 5th floor since the ground floor is counted as "0"). Not a real problem or anything, just keep that in mind if travelling with anyone with mobility issues. The host was great about helping us with our bags though! The only drawback for us was the noise level. It was quite warm while we were visiting so we wanted to have the windows open but the street noise (both vehicles and people) was pretty bad some evenings. The narrow street kind of trapped the sound maybe? The windows were really high quality so if they were closed it was nice and quiet but then it got pretty warm. Not a reason not to choose this place, just bring ear plugs :) Overall we were quite pleased with the apartment and would recommend it highly!

  • Review Submitted: 08/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Robyn, Thank you for the review and above all your stay with us. Unfortunately, October was a bit too hot this year - a lot more than normal! Also, your stay coincided with the academic week, in which the whole center is crowded with students celebrating and in fact, that weekend the restaurant on the ground floor hosted a few group celebrations, and many of them came outside because it was hot. This does not happen every night, but being our location right in the city center, we are bound to live with this a few times a year. Nevertheless, thanks again for your stay and review. Regards, J
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Lihue, Kauai

Well maintained and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Nice place to hang out after walking and walking. Many good restaurants close by.

  • Review Submitted: 27/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Modern, comfortable, conveniently located to public transport, and friendly host

  • 5 of 5

Great location, very close to popular Time Out Market, metro, and trams. Also a short walk to Bairro Alto and Principe Real areas. Jose Luis' apartment is modern, clean, and comfortable. During our stay, he had provide great information on sightseeing, dining, beach, and nightlife information. He is a great host to showcase what Lisbon has to offer especially to first timers. We had enjoyed our stay in Lisbon and will highly recommend his apartment.

  • Review Submitted: 18/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice place in Lisbon, near the hostorical center and Cais do sodré station

  • 4 of 5

The apartment of josé is very well located, and very functional for 4 people. Cais do Sodré Train Station is 5 minutes away. It allows you to visit Belem or Cascais. The night life of lisbon await you in Bairo-Alto, Chiado or Baixa. I recommend this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: 05/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Bairro Alto, Portugal

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
1 Jan 2018 - 30 Jun 2019
180 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$241.17

_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 if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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