About this listing
Great location, central and vibrant neighbourhood. Pretty sunny house, funky, diverse neighbourhood in walking distance of the historical neighbourhoods of Mouraria, Alfama, Baixa (10m, Chiado,Bairro Alto(15m). Metro, bus, tram. Bright, spacious bedroom (20sqm), 2 windows and 2 balcony doors, long French balcony with space to sit and with a view to Lisbon Castle; comfortable, tall double bed, desk, 2 tall bookcases filled with books you can borrow (in English). 2 shared bathrooms. 2 small cats.
Great value, central and fun neighborhood. The perfect starting point for many pleasant walks around the heart of Lisbon: 10-15 minutes uphill you find scenic *Senhora do Monte* and *Graça* viewpoints. In the same 10 minutes you find yourself in the lively and picturesque neighbourhoods of old Lisbon: Mouraria, Alfama, Martim Moniz, Rossio, Chiado, Baixa,Praça do Comércio, Bairro Alto, Cais do Sodré, Santa Catarina, Avenida da Liberdade, etc.
A sunny and cozy old-style house flooded with light all day, spacious. Trending neighbourhood, very central.
Easygoing, pleasant international atmosphere. Clean and tidy. Cool vibe.
BEDROOM (20 sq m) includes: long balcony with a view to Lisbon castle, sunny in the mornings; comfortable, high double bed with large bedstead and pillows; 2 spacious, tall closets; workstation and chair; bed linen and towels; shower gel and shampoo; paper bin; umbrella; fan; gas heater and electrical heater; bedside lamp; 2 electricity extensions (and universal adaptor if necessary). Feel free to borrow books from the two book stands in the room.
White furniture, bright room; it can also be made totally dark by pulling down the blinds.
HOUSE: A pretty, spacious, sunny and cozy house, wooden floors, 3.7 m-high ceilings. Sweet 1920s building fully refurbished in the early 2000s (and façade freshly painted in late 2014). Other windows in the house also have views to Lisbon Castle.
Located between a long, quiet street (with free parking) and a busy main avenue, within walkable distance to the centre (Baixa approx. 10 minutes, Chiado/Bairro Alto. 15-20 minutes).
Double-glazed windows minimise street noise (we are at the heart of the city, and bear in mind Lisbon is a noisy city). I favour guests who are city dwellers themselves.
All modern conveniences in fully-equipped, bright, spacious kitchen. Paper, plastic and glass recycled.
Pretty large bathroom with bath and small one with shower (one on each side of the apartment, separated by door).
OTHER FEATURES: High-speed wifi. The house has a total surface of 132 square metres and can conveniently be divided into two approx. 65-sqm 2- bedroom apartments by a door when greater quiet is needed on either side(URL HIDDEN)First floor (no lift).
• Fun temperament but quiet lifestyle; easygoing, pleasant international atmosphere. Loud noise is avoided; working, relaxing and resting environment. Privacy and quiet valued and respected = a fun house, but not a party house. Especially as great daytime fun and nightlife are available within 1 to 15 minutes of the house :)
•The house has 4 bedrooms in total and there may be other guests staying.
Guests must be animal loving or tolerant: two small, friendly cats live here. They are sociable, but mostly sleep all day :) The level of interaction with them is entirely up to each guest.
Living room also with balcony [a door in this living room can be used to divide the apartment into two 65 sq metre spaces, for greater quiet and privacy on both sides, especially at night]; 2 bathrooms, one on each side of the house (both shared; one small with shower, one large with a bath and window); spacious and fully equipped kitchen; all modern conveniences in the house.
Interaction with guests
Interaction: Half of this is up to you, of course! :) And I'm absolutely ok with that. I'm easygoing and easy to talk to, a seasoned traveller who appreciates that each guest has different needs and wishes in this regard. I may also at times be busy, or away, depending on the week. There may be other AirBnB guests on the other side of the house. Ideally I would like to welcome you in person to the house, and am very happy to share tips about the city and neighbourhood. I love the city very much (I am not from here originally, and always see it with fresh eyes), and for many years half of my life has been international (work, much travel, and half of my friends). At any rate, when away at work I am easily reachable if you have any queries, by text, chat or video.
Other things to note
Intendente is one of the most culturally buzzing, international, and ethnically diverse areas of Lisbon (alongside the nearby Martim Moniz and Mouraria).
Recently transformed into a lively and trending neighbourhood, with a young and international crowd, Intendente is an award winning, ongoing and mindful urban rehabilitation project, which has closely engaged the municipality and the local community. Please take note you will likely still witness scenes related to Intendente's difficult social past (it used to be a small red light district); but it is as safe an area as any in the city, both for residents and passersby. “Arrumadores" (“car parkers," seen around Lisbon centre) do not harass passersby in any way - they are just out to collect a 50 cent coin from drivers whom they help find parking spots on the street.
I do not mention this *at all* on grounds of safety, but only for eventual unsightliness, so you know what you may encounter. I have lived here since 2007 and have never had any problems. I expect it should have no bearing on your experience; myself or any previous flat,mates or AirBnB guests have never had problems at all in the neighbourhood. Plus there is lot of beauty and fun to take in around this cool and funky place, only a short, picturesque walk from the epicentre of Lisbon, Baixa-Chiado.
Anywhere in Lisbon city centre common sense and the most elementary street wisdom should keep you out of trouble; it is in that way comparable to a city like Barcelona, for example.
1. bear in mind that the house is quite central and this room faces a busy avenue; Lisbon is a noisy city and **I ask in advance that you kindly DO NOT choose to stay here in the first place if you are quite sensitive to traffic noise.** I do favour city dwellers who are used to the pace of capital cities.
2. kindly take off your shoes at the entrance, to keep dirt outside the house;
3. keep the common spaces you use clean and tidy (wipes are provided to make this easier, as well as broom and mop if necessary).
4. (*IMPORTANT*) kindly keep the kitchen door *closed* at any time you think anyone in the house might be resting, as this simple and considerate gesture reduces noise to a minimum if you are using it (breakfast, lunch, dinner, talking, cooking, etc.)
5. if using the phone or watching videos, also kindly keep your door closed and noise to a moderate level, so as not to disturb others. As you would do in your own home :) Louder noise will be heard by anyone in adjacent rooms, so please be considerate.
6. please DO NOT BANG the doors. Simple procedure: push or pull as relevant, *then* turn the door knob gently.
7. turn off domestic appliances when not using them (coffee machine, fan, heaters, lights, etc.
Flatsharing is different than staying at a hotel; please keep that difference in mind and choose wisely according to your travel needs :)
This is a lived-in space.
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For many years I have travelled the world for pleasure and for work, and always bear that rich experience in mind as a host and as a guest; it helps me understand the needs and expectations of others when travelling. I am easygoing, considerate, good-humoured. Main interests include literature, music, and travel. I am passionate about Lisboa and my neighbourhood and always glad to share tips and favourite places if you're interested :)