Apartment, 1 Bedroom + 1 Convertible bed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3)
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Why ellie ali chose Lisbon Old Town
Lisbon is a very charming old world city, not on the regular tourist trail. It has lots of outdoor cafes on every street. The art, music and food of Portugal is found in abundance in Lisbon, the capital. I chose the Alfama neighborhood because of it's ancient feel, tiny streets with very few cars, people who have lived there for many generations keeping their old traditions. You are in the city and at the same time in a tiny village with an atmosphere of another time. I am a painter and find the city beautiful and inspiring.
What makes this Apartment unique
The apartment is 10 minute walk to the downtown center, a 3 minute walk to the River Tejo, the large river that runs through Lisbon to the Atlantic. It is a short trip to Estoril beaches by public transport. The # 28 Electrico (tram) which is one minute walk from the door, takes you on an enchanting ride through the tiny streets and hills across Lisbon. You don't need a car in Lisbon, public transport and taxis are very abundant and not expensive. Lisbon is a 'secret' city that lives on it's own time. Portuguese people revere their quality of life, which I have found emphasizes eating good fresh food (excellent fish) and drinking the wines of the country, which is another wonderful discovery.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Well equipped, comfy, quiet and excellent location
We were close to everything we wanted to see. The neighbourhood had lots of services and friendly neighbours. Loved the historical nature of the building and the help we got from Margo and Elli to get oriented to our neighbourhood
Great Neighborhood, Great Apartment, Great Host
Let me just start by saying you will never find a better host then Ellie, never. Also, Margo who is her manager and greeted us in Ellie’s absence was a total angel. They both made us feel so comfortable like we had known them forever. Ellie knew we were arriving late so she had some great wine, water and snacks for us in case the shops were closed. She gave us the best detailed information about our arrival/stay that I have ever received. I could go on forever, but I should also tell you about the apartment. It was clean, comfortable and had absolutely everything you need, even things you may not think of until you need them. It is located in a great location with many shops/restaurants nearby and within walking distance to many attractions, actually almost everything on my list. If we ever get back to Lisbon, and I hope we do, this is definitely where we will stay.
Thank you so much for your wonderful words, Julie. It was a pleasure hosting you and your family. I know you have many options when traveling, so thank you for taking a chance on my apartment. I am thrilled that you had such a good time here in Lisbon and that we accomplished our goal of making you feel welcomed and secure. Wishing you many wondrous journeys in the future.
Amazing Alfama accomodation!
Great location with many interesting activities, monuments, sites and convenient to the cruise port and public transportation etc... Many interesting local restaurants, mini markets to pick up fresh fruit, and bakeries within walking distance.
Owner had a welcome gift of wine and chocolate - what a very thoughtful gesture.
There is a very useful guest folder to explain all the apartment amenities and check out procedures.
The owner was not available but her friend met us and walked us to the apartment. She was very friendly and helpful during our check in.
Thank you for your kind words. I am so glad you enjoyed your visit to Lisbon and my apartment. You are always welcomed back.
Lovely property. In the heart of Alfama.
I stayed at Ellie's place for 6 nights. It is a great base to explore Lisbon. The pictures and description of Ellie's apartment are correct. Everything was clean and neat. Most sights are a short public transportation or Uber ride away. I was by myself but it would be a perfect spot for a couple. Many great restaurants nearby. Ellie's friend, Margo, met me and gave me a great orientation to Lisbon and the apartment.
Apartment in Lisbon, Alfama area
I felt at home in this apartment. It had everything I needed and most important fresh air and sun light. I enjoyed the Alfama---a labyrinth of ancient cobblestone streets, alleys, paths, lots of little restaurants with very modest prices. The little restaurant a few doors up, no.18 I think, has delicious curry, kebabs, somosas, etc. The neighborhood is unpretentious, socially mixed, the people accessible. Ellie the owner is very helpful.
This was my second stay at one of two of Ellie's apartments. I have now stayed in both of the units she owns in the same building. I was there for three weeks last month and found the unit on the second floor to be perfect. Having lived in Brazil and speaking Portuguese made the trip very special for me. Ellie was very helpful and I do not hesitate in any regard to give her and her spaces five stars. I send this honestly and I hope you will experience Alfama too. No worries on this rental, straight forward and beautiful.
Parking in Alfama ( my neighborhood) is limited to residents who own cars. There is parking nearby - about 5 minutes walk. Fado, the original Portuguese Blues type music, is found especially in the Alfama district. You can go to Fado dinner clubs, or discover little bars with spontaneous Fado singers.