Breakfast, lunch, dinner, work, ideas and conversations are best around the table!Another view of the big table
The House of Books, Twin room flooded with light
The House of Books, Twin room flooded with light

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds
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Located in the historical and charming borough of Santos, between Lapa and Madragoa, my apartment has a L-shaped living and dining room, kitchen and 2 bathrooms (one for guests only) and 3 bedrooms (two for guests) and really well served by buses, tram and train.
I really love diversity, and every guest is equally welcome.
By request, I will be very happy to cook a yummy breakfast or a special meal (dinner or lunch), at an extra but convenient price.

The space

Excellent for short and medium stays, such as business/work or a local experience of Lisbon

Guest access

You are welcome to share living, dining and kitchen with the host and other guests.
The bathroom is shared with other guests.
The room includes washed bath towels and bed linen. During your stay you are welcome to use all facilities, such as doing your laundry here.

Interaction with guests

You will be sharing the flat with me and eventually other guests (on the other room).
It is always great fun to share experiences and ideas of places to visit and things to do in Lisbon, from food to culture, design, music, books...

I let the level of interaction up to the guest, but if you are up for it I'm very happy to invite you into my life and mingle with friends. I enjoy share my own knowledge of Lisbon (and secret gems less touristic) and of course make suggestions about the city as well as helping with any information/recommendations you may need.

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The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: 1PM - 10PM
Room type: Private room


Extra people: 14 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: 14
Security Deposit: 141
Weekly Discount: 15%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 1PM - 10PM

- Please leave the room as you found it
- Be always respectful of other guests and neighbours
- If you wish to invite friends into the house, please confirm with me in advance



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 1 night.

15 Reviews

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Zach User Profile
July 2017
Super helpful! House was clean and neat and in a great location.

Jodie User Profile
June 2017
Staying at Maria Ana's home ensured my Lisbon trip will forever be a highly valued and enjoyable experience. Maria Ana is a treasure - one of life's beautiful souls. She welcomed me like a long lost friend and ensured I had everything I needed to be comfortable in her home. The room was large and comfortably furnished. The bathroom very modern and also large. The bed was very comfortable and ear plugs were provided in case I was a light sleeper - which I'm not. Transport was literally outside the door and across the street - trams and buses. More options a short walk away. Restaurants and cafes and food shops within 1-3 minutes walk. The House of Books is a wonderful location for your short or extended stay in Lisbon. I highly recommend it.
Maria Ana User ProfileMaria Ana is a superhost.
Response from Maria Ana:
Thank you so much Jodie, I'm ever so pleased with your feedback and truly grateful for your kind words. That's a great way to explain how I feel about guests who come to the House of Books: friends new, old and long lost, even if we believe we never met before! A million thanks for sharing your experience here.
June 2017

Lisa User Profile
June 2017
We had a great time at Maria Ana's. She was a very kind host. She even invited us to join a dinner party at her house with some of her old and new friends. The location was great. There was easy access to public transportation, shops and restaurant.
Maria Ana User ProfileMaria Ana is a superhost.
Response from Maria Ana:
Thank you Lisa and Susanne! Really appreciate your kind words. Hope we will meet up again. Maria Ana
June 2017

Amy User Profile
June 2017
María Ana's apartment was lovely and welcoming, and it's location was excellent, close to restaurants, bars, shops, museums, and anything else you might need. As a host Maria Ana offers the type of experience Airbnb often promises but less frequently delivers-I felt I was a guest I her home, rather than a paying customer. All in all an absolutely wonderful experience, one I highly recommend.
Maria Ana User ProfileMaria Ana is a superhost.
Response from Maria Ana:
Thank you so much Amy for your feedback, I too believe Airbnb experience should be beyond accomodation and is much more about being part of the local life experience. So am truly pleased when I found this is how you experienced being here! Thanks a million
June 2017

Nick User Profile
June 2017
Maria Ana and her place is very charming, nice and welcoming. She offered a lot of suggestions on where to go and what to do and it was very helpful. Thank you for making this a great experience!
Maria Ana User ProfileMaria Ana is a superhost.
Response from Maria Ana:
My absolute pleasure Nick and Diana, It's just a shame it was such a short visit, but glad you had a lovely time!
June 2017

Joao Vergilio User Profile
June 2017
The house is full of Maria Ana kindness and personality. I was in a business trip, with lots of things to do in Lisbon, and she made these days look like a holiday. Maria Ana and her daughter are wonderful people, and their house is located in a lovely neighbourhood of Lisbon. P.S.: Don't miss the breakfast!
Maria Ana User ProfileMaria Ana is a superhost.
Response from Maria Ana:
Thanks João! Your staying here made the House of Books much more interesting, it was a great pleasure to prepare breakfast and have interesting conversations with you! You are already missed in Rua das Janelas Verdes!
June 2017

Diana User Profile
June 2017
Beautiful place, beautiful family, wouldn't change a thing! Amazing location, stunning room and apartment, I was looked after like a princess and enjoyed every moment of being there. Best AirBnB experience so far!
Maria Ana User ProfileMaria Ana is a superhost.
Response from Maria Ana:
Thanks a million Diana for your kind words! It really was a great pleasure to meet you, and both my daughter and I would love to see you again!
June 2017

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Maria Ana User ProfileMaria Ana is a superhost.

I am a designer, creative and social entrepreneur, innovator and love discoveries (as most people in the planet!)
Lived in London the last 15 years, where I worked in academia, business and even helped build a charity to stop food poverty in London. Now (2017) moving "forward" to Lisbon (because Lisbon is a new city compared to what it used to be)
Love meeting people, developing ideas, challenging the established status quo and at the same time am very discrete, clean, organized, and totally respect other people and public spaces. When traveling I love immerse myself in the local experience, meet and discuss ideas with local residents and have a talent to turn everything into a great adventure!

Languages: English, Français, Português
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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