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Alfama - 2 Level Apartment With A Stunning View

Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet


About the property

Apartment in Alfama, Lisbon Coast, Portugal - Step Out And Start To Explore - A Myriad Of Alleys And Lisbon's Best Flea Market Just Outside

The apartment is in an old building and fully renovated by us. We knocked down many walls to create an open and airy feeling throughout the apartment. The terrace was a key feature for us when we bought the place and we have spent many lovely mornings, lunches and evenings there admiring the views and letting the Lisbon sun in. The roof window on the second floor ads to airiness. We love cooking together, and since there are so many great food products available in Portugal, we created a kitchen that is made for team cookings. Lots of space and a kitchen island makes it a great place to be together. The kitchen is integrated in the living room making that area the natural hub for friends and family. Alfama, the old town with its myriad of alleys and lanes, bars and restaurants are just outside the door. Explore the Castle, the Pantheon and the Monastery by foot and take the chance to buy some antiques at the Feira de Ladra (Lisbon's biggest and best flea market). The metro is only 200 meters away from the apartment and gives you easy access to all Lisbon's attractions and there are buses on the street itself getting you out to Expo is 15 minutes.

Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Portuguese, Russian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Ekaterina

A photographer and Portugal lover who loves sports and experiences!

Can give you lots of tips and ideas for a great Portugal experience - in and around Praia del Rey as well as in Lisbon.

Why Ekaterina chose São Vicente de Fora

We lived for 4 years in Portugal and totally fell in love with the country, the people, the food, the wine, the ocean - the list can be endless! Now we have temporarily moved to another country but our hearts and our future is in Portugal.

The apartment is only a 15 minute taxi ride from the airport located in the heart of the old town - Alfama!

What makes this apartment unique

Fully equipped apartment with a "chef's dream kitchen" and a terrace with a stunning view.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thx for letting us stay in your wonderful apartment. The light, the beautiful details and the view from the large terrace made want to stay just indoors :)) luckily though we ventured out and discovered the lovely Alfama, with lots of small alleys, restaurants and bars.

The walk into the center is only 20 meters and metro was near and we could explore the further parts of Lisbon easily.

In short - great. And by the way, thx Katarina for your advice on restaurants and bars. It really helps to have local knowledge :)
May 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in São Vicente de Fora in Alfama

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - down stairs with a double sink, bathtub and rain shower. Big Indian mirror (from Kerala) Bathroom 2 - upstairs. Bath tub, shower and sink.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - Master bedroom. 180cm double bed, 60 sqm with walk-in wardrobe, bathroom, roof window and the terrace BR 2 - two individual 90cm beds, wardrobe and a window overlooking the inner garden. BR 3 - a 160 cm bed sofa (IKEA PS) with a balcony
  • DVD Player
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Alfama - 2 Level Apartment With A Stunning View
average rating of 4.4736843 based on 20 reviews

Well appointed apartment in Alfama

  • 5 of 5

Great location and beautiful apartment. Very easy for two couples to share. Best Wifi encountered in during our 2+week trip. Kitchen allowed us to cook multiple meals. We had great weather. Terrace just under Portugal's Pantheon. Also one block from Campo Santa Clara's flea market (Tuesday and Saturday). If you do use the apartment, come ready to climb stairs (three sets of 11-15 steps). Many restaurants (several with Fado) within 2 blocks.

  • Review Submitted: 24-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I cannot imagine a more perfect place to stay in all of Lisbon

  • 5 of 5

The Alfama is the perfect place to stay in Lisbon and within the Alfama there couldn't possibly be a more wonderful place to live. The roof terrace overlooks the Pantheon and the River Teju. You have to pinch yourself to believe you're like a resident, surrounded by the sounds of the neighborhood and the aromas of dinnertime. Hundreds of restaurants are just steps away. Take a stroll down spaghetti streets to hear some Fado or Uber will pick you up right at your door. The central location is ideal and the atmosphere is amazing. Inside, the apartment is elegant and modern and the perfect place to call home.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lauren! Thank you so much for the kind words. We appreciate that you've enjoyed our home that we created the way it is. Welcome again any time!
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Well positioned apartment for touring

  • 4 of 5

Good sized, spacious and clean apartment. Sleeping arrangements comfortable for accommodating 4. The sleeper couch was not very comfortable - perhaps a more comfortable version could replace it?

Location was perfect for all our sightseeing needs and transport links were good. Local supermarket for basic supplies was adequate and conveniently located. Local eateries all easily located and not too far but fabulous! We had some great meals out, specifically at Gato Prado and Atiro te o Rio at Cacilhas.

We had a great stay. Thank you very much.

Kind regards,


  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sonya, thank you so much for the review, we will consider changing the couch-bed, however we always preferred it to the single beds in the other room. You are always welcome to our home again! Kind regards, Ekaterina
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Un appartement idéal au cœur de Lisbonne

  • 5 of 5

L'appartement est tres bien situé au bord de l'Alfama, à deux pas du Panthéon et d'une station de métro, point de départ idéal pour sillonner les ruelles de Lisbonne. L'intérieur est clair, spacieux, tout confort, avec une jolie terrasse.

Nous avons eu de très bon contacts avec la propriétaire qui s'est montrée tres prévenante. Nous recommandons absolument ce logement !

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Christian and Sophie, thank you so much for your feedback! It was a pleasure to host you, welcome again any time.
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The house was alright/ organisation bad

  • 2 of 5

The upstairs toilet had a bad smell. We were told we had to leave the house @10 am even though we had said that our flight back was an evening flight.

Also even though it says towels and linen provided - you're not allowed to use them?

All in all it feels like we paid for an apartment and weren't allowed to use facilities. I've used owners direct before and this is different.

The apartment is decent and close to transport. Not close to the beach unless you drive.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We value greatly the feedback from guests, this house is also where we live ourselves, so we treat it and keep it in good shape. Some confusion was in place with Idele's group. Despite our notice about the 10am standard check-out time, they thought it was okay to stay till 21:00 on the day of departure. The extra night had not been paid to cover the late check-out, however we worked it out with the next guests to arrive later that night. The state of the apartment after the rent was messy, all linen, mattresses and towels needed additional cleaning, i.e. time to wash & dry, the cleaning lady had to come one more time the next day, which also disturbed our new guests. The group has used extra bedsheets and towels, that they discovered in the closet and that were not provided for their use. We always share our contacts and ask if there is anything people may need, but we never received any requests from Idele. Normally we provide 2 towels per person and the beds for 6 people are already made as described on the website. A corkscrew was missing and two cutting boards made of cork were damaged. We could disregard this, if the overall attitude of the guest was appropriate. I am sorry to be giving a negative review, but unfortunately this is the case!
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Excellent Apartment in Superb Location

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't get over the standard of this apartment. The owner was super helpful and everything was straightforward.

It was like home from home....with sunshine!

Absolute value for money.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you in our home Annette! Welcome again any time.
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Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Portela Lisbon Airport
Nearest Ferry
12 Kilometres
Terreiro do Paço
Nearest Train
200 Metres
Santa Apolonia
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Car: not necessary


Lisbon is located on the river Tagus and just by the Atlantic ocean. All the way between Lisbon and Cascais you will find smaller or bigger beaches (Carcavelos is the biggest, number of beaches you will find in Estoril). Easily accessed by car/train.


Lisbon airport is a 15 minute travel by taxi away (around 12-15 euros)


Located in downtown Alfama so a 20 minute walk to Baixa and 30 minutes to the craziness of Bairro Alto.

Further Details:

100's of restaurants just around the corner, smaller groceries on our street, and a supermarket in the metro station (200 meters)


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in São Vicente de Fora, 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
Summer 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2018
20 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
easter 2019
13 Apr 2019 - 28 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £26.29
Refundable Damage Deposit £175.29

Booking Notes:
200 euro down payment upon booking, final payment 2 weeks before arrival.
30 euro cleaning fee; standard price for max. 6 people capacity, extra person 10 euro

Changeover Day:
Please contact owner

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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