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RITA'S PLACE - historic center: charming flat on garden square, 400m from Baixa de Lisboa

Bedrooms 1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Home with 1 bedroom, hosting up to 4 people. It also has a bed for a baby.

Brand new apartment (Jan2015), ideally located in a cosy neighborhood, only 400 meters from the historic center, with a fabulous view over the garden of Campo Mártires da Pátria. This flat – totally refurbished and carefully decorated - offers you all the facilities of a typical neighborhood (supermarket, pharmacy, cafes, garden) and proximity to excellent transport - whether urban or connection to Sintra and the beaches of Estoril and Cascais. However it’s great location in the centre, you will find peace, little traffic and easy parking.

Internet available.

More Details

Rita & Gonçalo
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 30, 2017

About Rita & Gonçalo

My name is Rita and I'm an architect. I bought this house and totally refurbished it to live there. After five years, wich I enjoyed the most, the flat became small for myself, and I've choosen to continue living really close!

Rita & Gonçalo purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Rita & Gonçalo chose Lisbon

The location is great - both for living and for those who want to visit Lisbon. The flat is plenty of light and lies between two magnificent gardens (Torel and Campo dos Mártires da Pátria) in a neighborhood that - despite being in a 5 minute walk from Rossio! - is quiet and has all the facilities of a residencial area.

What makes this apartment unique

From this hflat you can walk to almost everywhere thjat mathers or take public transport to go to Belém, to Parque das Nações or somewhere outside Lisbon, such as the beach, Sintra, Cascais, etc. Nevertheless, we can pick you up at the airport if you want or take you by car to places off the bitten track.

We have another flat in the same builing, in case you come with some friends!


Lisbon Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
  • 0 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums


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RITA'S PLACE - historic center: charming flat on garden square, 400m from Baixa de Lisboa
average rating of 4.785714 based on 42 reviews

Great place to stay in Lisboa Portugal

  • 5 of 5

Rita's place had the perfect location. Located on a

quiet peaceful plaza for relaxing but only a short walk to Rossio and all the action of Lisbon.

Rita was most helpful and her response time was great.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good Location ~ Not a great smell!

  • 3 of 5

The apartment is exactly as it appears in the pictures. Our mistake was not to read properly "pets considered" and it was an unpleasant smell and itchiness due to allergies, rather than that it was ok.

What it makes us give a 3 star review is due to the lack of communication. The response by email was fine but when I spoke with Rita on the phone (as first impression counts) she was unpleasant and curt, did not feel welcome at all. She didn't know who I was until I specify that we were the people arriving to her flat. Not much information about anything but there were books about Portugal in a table.

We were not sure who to contact if Bernardo or Rita but different people responded. We requested another set of keys and never got a response nor the keys. We requested toilet paper but our request was never understood. It would have been great to have more towels rather than two for a week stay.

We arranged our taxi (which is our responsibility) early morning but it would have been nice if Rita/Bernardo would have been helpful due to that not many people speak english and we had to take a taxi at 4am rather than just giving us the phone number.

"Treat others the way you expect to be treated."

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice flat in a good location

  • 4 of 5

Although our stay was relatively short (5 nights), we have been to Lisbon several times over the years and found Rita's Place to have everything one could want. As others have noted, the flat is in a very convenient location, close to cafes, restaurants and a supermarket, with a lovely park directly across the street and a smaller park nearby with a fantastic view over the city. The flat is comfortably furnished with everything you need and has a fully equipped kitchen. Highly recommended for a short or long stay.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rita's Place .... a perfect place for us.

  • 5 of 5

There is not a lot for us to add really as the other reviewers have said it all already! After a lot of research we chose Rita's Place for a week's stay in Lisbon and it was just as lovely as we had hoped, being very clean, spacious, stylish, comfortable and extremely well equipped.

We had a warm and friendly welcome on arrival from Rita's friend Bernardo as she was away that day but then we met her later and she was always available if we needed her.

We spent a great week exploring Lisbon and the surrounding places like Sintra and Cascais. The apartment is situated right next to a little park in a very pleasant area of town, ideal for discovering Lisbon (we walked up and down the seven hills of Lisbon many times and even made it to Belem ) and it has a secure underground car park just opposite.

We live in the countryside and so we really found it fun to be so close to everything like the local shops, great restaurants and bars and we even enjoyed watching all the everyday comings and goings to the gardens, schools etc seen from the little balcony. We would definitely recommend Rita's Place to friends and relatives and would love to stay here again when we come back to Lisbon in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super location

  • 4 of 5

We spent 5 weeks in Rita's apartment. Looks just like the photos. Loved the windows and light, airy feel of the apartment. Rita was available any time we had questions. Great location - walked everywhere including Belem! Lovely park across the street - grocery store close by - restaurant next to apt. Very convenient.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hether and Bob were the most nice couple and it was really great to have them as guest and as neighbors, as I leave in the same building. I would definitely receive them again.
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Great oplace to explore Lisbon

  • 4 of 5

Stayed 2 weeks at Rita's apartment. A great location near downtown but in a quiet neighbourhood. The apartment was clean ,well equipped and comfortable. The building is across the street from a park and there are numerous bars and cafes in the area. A supermarket 1 block away and secure underground parking across the street. I highly recommend this for a city trip and Rita is a charming and very helpful hostess. I shall try to stay there again when I return to Lisbon

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michael and his wife are a really nice couple, and I guess they lived in the flat as if it was their own. As they explained, they like to stay in cities for a while and apreciatte it with no rush. The flat was really clean; they even wash the laundry...!
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Nearest Train
1.5 Kilometres
No Rossio p/ Sintra e no Cais do Sodré p/ Cascais
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Psi - fantástico restaurante vegetariano!
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Costa da Caparica

Subway station "Avenida" (at a distance of 400m); Subway Station "Martim Moniz" (at a distance of 300m); At Av. da Liberdade (400m) you will be abble to find several buses and also touristic buses, such as AeroBus (connecting the airport to the city center, travel time from Lisbon Airport: 20 minutes) and SightSeeing buses (Route 1 - Lisbon Hills; Route 2 - to Sintra and linking the various points of interest scattered around the village)

Take your morning coffee in the garden in front of the flat, where you can sit beside a little lake with the resident ducks for company. Head to the "Baixa" (traditional down-town) on foot down through typical streets, peeking in at the antique stores on the way. Wind your way back through the theatre district, where you can also find numerous restaurants... At the end of the day hop on the "Ascensor do Lavra" (google "ascensor da lavra") trolley car (Lisbon's oldest, dating from 1884!) and let it lug you up the steep hillside...Don't miss a lunch or a dinner in the delicious vegetarian restaurant PSI (, located in the middle of a little oriental garden, just 2 minutes' walk away... Enjoy a cold drink or a bite to eat at the Torel gardens (google "jardim do torel") esplanade as you take in the wondrous view over the city and river (and with any luck, live jazz too), just 1 minute walk away from home.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $11.84
Refundable damage deposit $118.36

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