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Bica Terrace Apartment - city and riverview

Bedrooms 2
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2-Bedroom flat, with terrace and frontal city-river view, in Lisbon center


Charming and sunny 2-Bedroom flat, with terrace and frontal city-river view, in Bica neighborhood. Ideal for 4 person, but suitable for up to 7. Very convenient location, with all transports, in the heart of the historic center, near Chiado and Bairro Alto.


The flat is a showcase of mixed architecture, resulting from an old style building, reconstructed in the 60's, and recently renovated. It stands out for traditional materials (wooden and ceramic flooring), cozy spaces, large windows, luminosity, and the landscape that enter inside from different angles. The living room and the terrace have, for sure, one of the most attractive views of the city, over Ribeira market area and the Tagus river. This, faced to South, with an excellent Sun exposure.


The number of sleeps is flexible. It's ideal for 4 person, but can be comfortably used by 7. Both bedrooms are equipped with double beds. In the master room, the bed is king size and there is a walk in closet with an extra chair-bed: it's possible to turn it all into a 3 single beds dormitory. In the living room, the sofa can be easily converted in real third couple bed, in a slatted wooden.

What you can expect:

An amazing view. Sunbathing. Comfortable beds. Bed-linen and towels. Kitchen equipped with the essentials for a cooking lover. Free Wi-Fi and Cable TV. Hairdryer. Iron and ironing board.

Building features:

It's a 3rd floor. No lift, as common in the old city. Regular stairs, easy to climb.

Concrete construction.

Taking a walk:

Bica is a popular neighborhood, crossed by its historical funicular. It's surrounded by Bairro Alto, Chiado, Santa Catarina, Ribeira/Cais do Sodré, the most vibrant area in Lisbon, plenny of commerce, people and an amazing number of attactions. It's possible to walk to almost everywhere, and this is a interesting starting point to explore the city. Santa Catarina viewpoint is right there (compare with S. Pedro de Alcântara viepoint, not far away). Baixa is 15 minutes walking. For the Castle, it's 30. Curiosly, historical quarters are relatively small, close together and easy to navigate. But, be prepared for an extra effort: Lisbon is literally made by hills.

Going further...

The area is very central and well connected. There is all kind of transports, practically to everywhere: trams, funiculars, buses, metro (blue and green lines), trains (from Rossio and Cais do Sodré) and even boat for the other river side. From the airport, it’s possible to get to Baixa-Chiado metro station, in 45 minutes. The famous tram 28 cross the main historic neighborhoods, including Bica, towards the Castle. The tram 25 goes to Belém (30 minutes). Sintra is 40 minutes away from Rossio train station. Nearest beaches are spotted along Cais do Sodré railroad (15 to 40 minutes). Surfers should stop in Carcavelos; the romantics, in Estoril or Cascais.

House rules:

The flat is located in a residential building; please, be silent after 10 PM (including in the terrace).

Rubbish bag: leave it on the street, between 8 and 11 PM (except Sundays).

Smoking: only in the terrace.

Close the terrace door, before going out.

More Details
Registration Number : 5261/AL

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2018

About The Owner

An architecture lover. He studied at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. For professional reasons, he moved to Lisbon in 2006. He lives and works in the historic center.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2015

Why The Owner chose Bairro Alto

Terrace. View. Sun. Fast internet. Centrality. Close to everything. Comfort. Modern decoration.

What makes this apartment unique

Full city and river view! Comfortable terrace. Sun baths. Center of old town. All kind of transports, commerce and tourist attractions nearby.


Bairro Alto Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 3 persons
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 persons
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist


Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Bica Terrace Apartment - city and riverview
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Superb location Exellent apartment brilliant city attractions galore

  • 5 of 5

Brilliant weather excellent transport available

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Best location and best view

  • 5 of 5

We spent four wonderful days in this apartment. The apartment is a penthouse on the 3rd floor and has the best view to the waterfront. It has a great location situated very near to the center of Lisbon and with a lot of restaurants and shopping nearby. The metro is only 400 meters away and so is the train station with the train to the beaches near Cascais. The owner, Luis, was very friendly and most helpful. He replies promptly when sending him a message. We will go back to Lisbon and we will definitely book this same apartment as we believe every other apartment will not live up to the standards of this one.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best Apartment in Lisbon!

  • 5 of 5

I am happy to write the first review, and I am confident that many great reviews will follow. This is a great apartment in an excellent location. It is simple, elegant, cozy and very functional. Everything on the VRBO website is very accurate. The terrace alone is worth renting this apartment--amazing views. The beds and comforters, comfortable and warm. The location is great! It is walking distance to great areas. We loved taking the tuk-tuks (crazy golf cart- like vehicles) to get to the top of the hills and then work our way down walking. We found our favorite outdoor cafe just down the hill, which included dog Tommy. It was easy to find good restaurants in walking distance. One of the best features is working with Luis, who made staying here the best. He is so easy to work with, attentive to communications, great recommendations, and just a great host. This is my second visit to Lisbon, and I am somewhat of a VRBO addict so between preparing for this trip and the last one, I probably have looked at about every VRBO for Lisbon, and I am so happy I found this one. Thank you, Luis, from Lisa & Kristi

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lisa and company, thank you for being great guests! It was a pleasure to recieve you in my apartment. Hope you can come back!
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Excellent séjour de 10 jours à Lisbonne chez Luis

  • 5 of 5

Luis est très accueillant, serviable et d'excellent conseil, il a tout fait pour rendre notre séjour le plus agréable possible et échanger avec nous sur la ville de Lisbonne et ses environs. L'appartement est tres confortable avec une très bonne literie est idéalement situé au cœur de Lisbonne, il correspond parfaitement a la description. La vue est tout simplement magnifique sur le Tage avec une terrasse très sympathique. Une adresse parfaite que je recommanderai sans hésitation et où nous reviendrons avec un très grand plaisir.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Appartement bien situé avec belle vue

  • 5 of 5

Accueil très chaleureux de la part de Luis.

L'appartement est fonctionnel avec les produits de première nécessité (huile d'olive excellente !). Il bénéficie d'une magnifique vue sur le Tage.

Tout est à proximité (centre historique, marché, transports en commun ...).

Le quartier est un peu bruyant le soir, mais sans gêne excessive (double vitrage ...)

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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schöne saubere Ferienwohnung, gute Betten, traumhafter Blick, freundlicher Vermieter

  • 5 of 5

Schöne saubere Ferienwohnung, gute Betten, traumhafter Blick, freundlicher Vermieter

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Airpor of Lisbon
Nearest Ferry
500 Metres
Cais do Sodré
Nearest Train
500 Metres
Cais do Sodré
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Santa Bica
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Car: not necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $309.52
Cleaning $49.52
Municipal Tourist Tax $ 1.24 per person per night
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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