Small charming apartment in Mouraria, for 2 persons.
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About maria Lopes
I love to travel and meet interesting and friendly people of different cultures. Lisbon and the Sea are the places that balance and make me happier.
maria Lopes purchased this Apartment in 2008
Why maria Lopes chose Lisbon Old Town
I bought this property because I was born and have always lived in the center of Lisbon, where I feel good and this is the most genuine and typical neighborhood of Lisbon
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
This Lisbon Old Town apartment is terrific. It is located in the beautiful Alfama.
The location of this apartment is perfect for sightseeing, but also gives you a sense of the vibrant social fabric of the neighborhood. Maria makes you feel instantly so welcome. This charming apartment has everything you could possibly need and also has incredible views of Lisbon. We arrived over 1 hour early due to my mistake, yet Maria welcomed us and was able to accommodate us. There are wonderful restaurants nearby and a magical courtyard with an orange tree right outside the door. We would love to return to Lisbon and this is where we would want to stay.
Wonderful and civilized guests with total respect for the neighbours and the house rules and a wonderful way of enjoying the holidays and the places. Everything was perfect and I highly recommend this guest.
I wish you all the happiness in the world and that you always be so nice and joyful like you are now. Don´t Forget that you'll have many more things to see in Portugal so, see you next time.
Exceeds expectations- can we add more stars?
As two Americans visiting a friend in Paris, my wife and I decided to take a secondary trip within Europe. After reading several “Best of Europe” reviews we decided on Lisbon. Aside from the natural beauty and wonderful cuisine, reviews also mentioned the hospitality and congeniality of the Portuguese people. Maria Lopes is one of those people. Her listing on VRBO is extremely thorough, yet once we booked she contacted via email and offered additionally both her phone number and contact via WhatsApp. Furthermore she gave several recommendations, clear and specific directions, and pricing for transportation options from the airport. We maintained contact throughout our travel to both Paris and Lisbon, with Maria offering many, many thorough suggestions of places to eat, shop, relax, and explore both in and around Lisbon. When our plane from Paris was delayed by nine hours due to mechanical problems, Maria was gracious and understanding. She took time away from family at nearly midnight to come greet us at the apartment to make sure we got in and had everything we needed. She even surprised us with local wine, cheese, bread, and pastries. Once we got up the next morning and it was daylight we realized what a magnificent location we were in. The apartment was just as advertised in a location that is very close and convenient to all the best attractions in Lisbon, yet very quaint and residential. We felt as if we were honorary residents of the area. There is no need for a car- the location is very walkable for those who are able, and close to bus lines, subway, and the quintessential tram lines (including the famed #28) that are so prevalent in the city. The apartment is also very clean and comfortable. The WiFi works great, as does the shower, fridge, etc. Some reviews of this site mention some noise outside at night. This is true, but the windows can be shut tight and it’s no different from any other good sized city. If you take in Lisbon as my wife and I did, sleep will not be an issue. Not to take away from Paris, but our only regret is that we did not schedule more time in Lisbon. I am normally not one to write extremely lengthy reviews, but Maria deserves it. We have only been back to Paris for about 3 hours now and Maria promptly contacted me to let me know she has already returned the security deposit through VRBO. The reviews about Lisbon were true, and so is this review about Maria and her apartment. We feel as if we have made a new friend
What can I say about these guests? Just that they are perfect and wonderful.
It was a pleasure to meet them, it is a privilege to be considered a friend and I really hope that we'll meet again, because I feel that too.
Everything was perfect, from the first moment,. They had total respect for the house rules and the neighbours, the apartment was impeccable and their sympathy and joy is contagious..
I highly recommend them as guests.
Everything and more than you could possibly want from an apartment!
Excellent location, very close to the Metro station, Trams, Bus, and Taxis. The apartment has a lot of natural sunlight which is excellent and was very clean. The surrounding area is very historic and excellent for walks with traditional Portuguese restaurants only minutes away by foot. I was amazed at what was provided inside - everything from a huge selection of tea and coffee and a complimentary bottle of red wine, cheese, bread and Pastais de Nata! Inside the apartment there were towels, cutlery, cooking utensils, iron, hair dryer and even cleaning materials if you needed to clean up any mess. Maria, the host met us on arrival and was very friendly and accommodating and provided detailed instructions by email on directions and also tips of where to eat locally and what to visit. Highly recommended!
Extremely nice and friendly couple with a very good feeling that was a pleasure to meet.
The apartment was really impeccable and they have total respect for the house rules and the neighboroud. They will always be welcome in my house and i highly recomend them as guests.
I wish you all the happiness in the world and I hope to see you again.
A wonderful owner who truely about her guests, but the apartment is noisy!
Very small apartment in the oldest section of Lisbon on the hill, pay close attention to Ms. Lopes’ directions to get here, it’s a bit confusing. The escalator from the square to the top of the hill worked some days, if not working, you’ll walk several steep flights of stairs to get up the hill or call a taxi. The kitchen and bath are tiny but functional, the futon bed is a bit firm but works. To enter apartment you’ll walk up 1 steep flight of stairs to enter, a little tough with luggage but we managed. Good internet, heat source is a space heater which worked, lots of blankets to keep warm. The real negative is the noise, the apartment is located next to community garbage bins which are emptied in the early morning and this block is a late night gathering area so it was loud into the early morning. The positives: If you want to be in the old town and don’t mind noise, we recommend this apartment. There are many good restaurants nearby recommended by Ms. Lopes that were wonderful and thank you for the welcome wine and snacks, they were fabulous! Ms. Lopes was delightful and very helpful and available by phone for any questions. We’d recommend this apartment for young people who want to stay up late and join the festivities!
Extremely nice and friendly couple with a very good feeling that was a pleasure to receive in my apartment. The apartment was really impeccable and they will always be welcome. I wish them all the happiness in the world and I highly recommend them as guests.
I booked the property based on other reviews and I cannot argue with them.
In addition I would add that the care and attention afforded by Ms. Lopes were of a standard that all hotel chains can learn from. Genuinely cares about her guests.
Of note, for any light sleepers I suggest having ear plugs as there are people talking outside in the street into the early hours.
Extremely friendly and gentle guest with a very good feeling that was a pleasure to receive in my house. The apartment was really impeccable and he will always be welcome.
Great location and great host
My trip started a little stressful. My flight was delayed over an hour with no way to contact maria. As soon as I was able she assured me it was no problem and she was waiting for me at the apartment. Next problem was an unexpected taxi strike so instead of my quick 15 min drive it took nearly another hour to get through the now only form of public transportation line and get on the subway. Again Maria was wonderful and even met me at the subway exit to help carry my bags to the apartment. She had a bottle of wine and a welcome to lisbon plate all ready for me. She truly helped turn a nightmare day to a good day. The apartment is equipped with everything you will need to cook basic meals, she has towels for the beach and it's got a wonderful view. I will be recommending this apartment to all my friends that plan on going to Lisbon. It was more than expected and if I ever find myself here again I will plan on booking Maria's place!
Extremely nice and patient guest with a fantastic way of facing the adversity.
She had a difficult arrival, but she was able to quickly forget it and enjoy the most of her staying in Lisbon.
The apartment was incredibly clean and you will always be welcome.
It was really a pleasure to meet you, I wish you all the happiness in the world and that you'll always be so nice and full of good energy like you are today.
Hope to see you again
This is an ideal place for someone who wants to know the "older Lisbon" just walking.
Nearby there are lots of typical Also coffe shops, bars some modern others very ancient, gourmet shops and an etnic fast food market in the square of Martim Moniz. There is a small supermarket near and lots of smal corner shops, where you can buy your groceries open until 12am.
The apartment is situated in a small square with an orange tree and a nice bench where you can enjoy the neighbouroohd life.
I'm avaiable to help you with tips to enjoy your staying un Lisbon, And Also to organize visits to the city gardens and the beaches surrowding Lisbon where you can get surfing lessons or simply enjoy the beauty and freedom provided by the ocean breeze.
Here you will be able to experience the typical live of ancient Lisbon.
Just go to Lisbon downtown and ask for square of Martim Moniz.
To go by subway you'll have to reach the green line and get out on the stop of Martim Moniz. There ask someone for Street João do Outeiro because this street starts there and the apartment it's on the top.
To reach the house by taxi, from the airport, it'll cost you around 12 or 15 €.
There is the central heating, only good blankets, and cold is not a real problem ...
If you need a blender or iron you can ask on the reservations and it will be provided.
The house is for 2 guests but there is a futon available, to acomodate a child if needed
When you do the reservation please say your check in time.
I will tolerate only 30 minutes waiting, so if you're not sure, please call or text When You arrive and I'll meet you in the apartment.
We provide 24hours check in, but If the check in is required between 8pm and 8am it will be charged € 15 more.