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Artsy Tropical Retreat in UNESCO Heritage area

SuperhostCoimbra, Portugal
Private room in flat hosted by Lurian
1 guest1 bedroom1 bed1 shared bathroom
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Welcome to the city of fado, students and tradition! My artsy flat is located right in the heart of medieval Coimbra. From here you are walking distance from all main touristic attractions, and by staying with me you will have a truly exceptional and authentic experience in Portugal.
From the living room you have a picturesque panorama of the old town that will surely take your breath away. From your room, you will be bewildered by a sweeping view of the University of Coimbra and Sé Velha.

The space
If you are an art aficionado, you will have a blast in my flat as it feels like an open museum with the miscellaneous art collection I have collected through the years from my travels abroad.
You will have a cosy single room all for yourself with a sweeping view of the University of Coimbra and Sé Velha. The room has an Oriental-theme as is decorated with beautiful art pieces I brought from my trips around Asia. In the morning, the room gets soaked with plenty of morning sunlight (however if you have the blinds down it will feel like night time even during the day). You have a clothes rack, a wall-mounted clothes hanger and an organiser shelf to organise your things.
During the afternoon, you can hear from afar in the living room the laughter of kids playing in the school playground, as well as the music from street artists. For me, this is a priceless and precious moment that can be appreciated daily. From the living room, you can also watch the flat turn golden during sunset - another memorable experience!

Guest access
You have a cosy single room all for yourself.
We will share the bathroom, the kitchen and the living room. You can use the kitchen to eventually prepare your light & fast meals (such as breakfast).

Other things to note
Visitor are not allowed in the apartment.
This is also a strict non-smoking home.
Under ANY circunstance leave the heater on while you are out and about.
During the week, I am usually out of my flat for work between 8:30am and 6:30pm. Sometimes I also work at night, but this is not as frequent. Additionally, I often travel for work purposes so there might be the chance I will be away from Coimbra when you come visiting. This means that somestimes I might not be that much available during the week to spend time with you.

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92043/AL
Welcome to the city of fado, students and tradition! My artsy flat is located right in the heart of medieval Coimbra. From here you are walking distance from all main touristic attractions, and by staying with me you will have a truly exceptional and authentic experience in Portugal.
From the living room you have a picturesque panorama of the old town that will surely take your breath away. From your room, you w…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 single bed

Amenities

Wifi
Kitchen
Air conditioning
Heating
Washing machine
Hair dryer
Iron
Hangers
Essentials
Fire extinguisher

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Coimbra, Portugal

You must consider that my flat is in the medieval heart of Coimbra, which means that it is located in a small laneway without car access. Additionally, there's no elevator in my building so you will have to go up some flights of stairs to get to my apartment.

Hosted by Lurian

Joined in November 2012
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I am a Brazilian globetrotter currently living in Coimbra, Portugal. I have been traveling independently since my teens and from then onwards I progressively became more interested in exploring off-the-beaten-track places around the world. I like to think of myself as a down-to-earth and open-minded human being and I strive to live a minimalist and frugal lifestyle. Although I'm not (yet) resistant to all the germs of consumerism, I try my best to question all conditioning of modern society. For instance, all simple pleasures in life e.g. a good homemade meal or a belly laughter make me happier than spending money on unnecessary material goods. My religion is love & kindness. I am keen to meet people with depth, with a wild and untamed spirit, who speak with emotion and bring a true piece of themselves into my life. Please do not hide your differences; celebrate them instead! Echoing Marisa Monte, "the world is portable for those who do not have anything to hide". I don't travel to watch soccer or get drunk. I travel to cross mountain ranges until I get to the edge of the world, to watch sunrises and sunsets, to breath different air. I like to be outdoors, fully immersed in nature. I appreciate all simple things in life, such as practising meditation and yoga in the wild. I love reading a good book while sunbathing at the beach, or along with a good glass of wine or a warm cup of coffee. I get fully recharged when I go trekking or hiking, when I discover secluded waterfalls in tropical jungles, when I explore ancient ruins from lost civilisations, when I see both beautiful and ugly corners of the cities I go visiting, when I weave stories about the people I see from afar chatting in cafes or in subways...
I am a Brazilian globetrotter currently living in Coimbra, Portugal. I have been traveling independently since my teens and from then onwards I progressively became more interested…
During your stay
I like to think of myself as a down-to-earth and open-minded human being.
My religion is love and kindness.
If you prefer to be alone, I can be very discreet and my presence in the apartment will be barely noticeable.
However, if you prefer to ask questions or socialise, I am more than happy to do so!
I am keen to meet people with depth, with a wild and untamed spirit, who speak with emotion and bring a true piece of themselves into my apartment and my life.
Why am I on Airbnb?
I am here to share, connect, exchange, (co-)evolve.
The idea that we can spark a Ripple effect of positive change on people's lives from all around the globe through such a platform is something that mesmerises me beyond measure. Go, humanking, go!
I like to think of myself as a down-to-earth and open-minded human being.
My religion is love and kindness.
If you prefer to be alone, I can be very discreet and my pres…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 15:00
Check out: 12:00
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to £136