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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 3 - 30 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:
23 September, 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 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
  • 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 4.6875 based on 117 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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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: Sep 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 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: Aug 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful appartment in a central location

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 days in this place with our 2 young children (5 and 8 years old). The appartment is spacious enough for all of us. Beside the fact that it gets louder at night with couple bars downstairs, but it was really quite when we shut the windows. There is no A.C. but the weather was ideal and we didn't need it. Location is perfect, the apartment is situated closer to main attractions (5 to 15min walk). Need to be in a better shape to go up on a stairs (4 levels up). But Jose is very helpfull;

He was able to help us carry our heavy luggage all the way to the appartment and sat with us to give us all his recommendations around the city. What a gentleman. Overall, we had a blast and I highly recommend this appartment.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful place and owner; great base to explore Lisbon

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place for many reasons. José Luís is a wonderful host. Warm, quickly responsive, informative. The apartment is a 30 minute walk from the castle, faster by public transportation. It is a 5-10 minute walk from the metro/subway which is right near TimeOut restaurant market, and just 3 minutes walk from a bus that goes into the town center or out to Belem and the many museums there. Also, apartment walking distance from great restaurants. Try Taberna Ideal for delicious meals. It is a four story walk up (that's five for Americans since we count the ground floor as floor 1 not 0). The place is very quiet, except for some night time noise from a restaurant below, but it quiets down at a reasonable hour. Very reliable wifi. Kitchen has good appliances and tools, few spices or supplies so bring your own. A market is within easy walking distance. Buy the Lisboa card at the airport. It provides free metro and bus rides and discounts to museums. Well worth it. Enjoy! We will happily return to this apartment again. It is a wonderful base and home from which to explore this great city.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$15 per night, per additional guest
21 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$15 per night, per additional guest
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee A$15.01 per person per night
Damage Deposit A$225.14

_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 canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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