Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-829-7076
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-829-7076

Charming apartment in a typical quarter close from Cais do Sodré, Chiado and Bairro Alto

Bedrooms 1
Space 581 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Forget public transports and explore Lisbon by foot.

Charming apartment registered in Lisbon's Tourism Office (AL 2846), located in a typical quarter that looks like a small village inside Lisbon.

Madragoa has a unique soul and it is not too touriste. The flat is located on pedonal street, next to an old convent. Kids play in the street while granny is knitting, old woman seat at he front of their homes and everybody says "hello" to those who pass by. This is a quiet area but very close from bohemian 24 of July Avenue, Cais do Sodré pink street and so much more. In a 15 minutes walk you can get to Cais do Sodré, Bica, Chiado, Bairro Alto and Baixa. The Maritim Discoveries quarter - Belém - is only in 5 minutes distance by train or 10 minute by tramway 15.


- - Free High Speed Internet + free passwords to use outside anywhere in Lisbon.

- Bed linen, fresh towels and cleaning by the end of the stay are included

- One room with a double bed and one big sofa bed that turns into a sofa bed

-Bathroom with a big shower, hairdryer and shower gel.

-Separate kitchen with all the domestic appliances (pans, pots, cutlery, dishes, etc) fridge, freezer, washing machine, microwave, kettle, coffee machine and toaster

-Second floor equivalent to a first floor (only two rows of stairs, no elevator) on a quiet pedonal street, no traffic noise at all.

- Free maps and lot’s of touristic leaflets at the apartment,

I am totally available for you during your stay. It will be my pleasure helping you planning your days even before your arrival. I have whatsapp, FaceTime, Skype and Viber so we can be in touch easily.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 24, 2017

Why Elsa chose Bairro Alto

Madragoa resembles like Bairro Alto in many ways (labyrinthine streets, charming higgledy-piggledy old buildings, many traditional restaurants) but is far less touristy. You can easily walk anywhere you like in central Lisbon from this place - Baixa, Bica, Chiado, Bairro Alto - and the walk will be pleasant and beautiful.

Madragoa is a typical quarter from Santos neighborhood, located among Cais do Sodré, Lapa and Bica. It used to be a fisherman’s neighborhood and it has a strong fado tradition. It feels like a small village inside Lisbon, where kids are still free to play on the street and people take care of each others.

There are lots of cafés, fruit and grocery stores and great restaurants, from simple and traditional to trendy ones.

By nightsome, Avenida 24 de Julho gets full of life.

Madragoa belongs to Santos District which is packed of furniture and decoration stores. That's why Santos is also known as the Design district.


Nearest Airport
9 Kilometres
Aeroporto Internacional da Portela
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Matiz Pombalina (Gin bar)
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Cais do Sodré
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Nearest Train
600 Metres
Gare de Santos
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
A Travessa
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Car: not necessary


TRAIN STATIONS: Santos Train Station is in 10 min. walking distance and Cais do sodré is a 15-20 min. walk. This train will take you to the historical site of Belém and the Estoril and Cascais Riviera.

BUSES: 727, 713 and 760 pass at Janelas Verdes street) and buses 1, 2, 28, 201, 714 and 732 at 24 de Julho avenue.

TRAM. The famous 28 tram passes by the Assembly of the Republic, and it is a 8 minutes walking distance. : Tram 25 will take you to the city center. There is also tram 18 and 25.

PARKING YOUR CAR: This is a free parking area but sometimes it's dificult to park during week days. In summer, it's easy to find parking places. Otherwise, the best solutiin is using the public parking 6 minutes from the apartment where you will pay around 8 euros for each night. Still I can teach you where you can park for free.

In the apartment you will find lot's of tips.


- Airport - Apartment Transfer in private transportation

- Babby Sitting

- Tour Guides

- Extra cleaning

- Extra person: 10 euros adult / 7 euros each kid


Bairro Alto Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 581 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Books
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • churches
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • disco club
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • mountain biking
  • surf fishing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

87% Complete
12% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Charming apartment in a typical quarter close from Cais do Sodré, Chiado and Bairro Alto
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay. It is in one of the older, not so touristy neighborhoods, but you are still a quick walk to all of the sites of the city. The apartment had a lot of room from the comfortable bedroom, nice kitchen, and large family room. Elsa, the owner was very helpful and I highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

On ne peut pas espérer mieux

  • 5 of 5

La description et les photos sont fidèles à la réalité . L'appartement,très propre, est meublé et décoré avec goût. Rien ne manque et tout y est pour cuisiner. Situé dans un quartier que nous n'aurions, à tort, peut-être jamais visité bien que très central et rempli de commodités (mercado da ribeira à ne pas manquer car nourriture délicieuse) On y a vu une vie de quartier animée et fort sympathique. Elsa a été un guide de tout instant et visiblement amoureuse de son pays, elle nous en a fait profiter tout au long de notre périple à travers le Portugal en nous faisant découvrir ses coups de cœur.

Nous recommandons chaudement cette location

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beacoup, ce fut un vrais plaisir vous recevoir et je suis trés, trés content de savoir qui vous avez passé un séjour si bon. Vous êtes toujours bienvennus. Merci aussi par votre gentilesse.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Bel appartament, location idéale, accueil agréable

  • 5 of 5

L'appartement est idéalement placé, entre Belem et le centre-ville, en plein dans un quartier populaire et pourtant peu touristique. L'endroit était idéal pour être immergé dans l'ambiance populaire et festive des fêtes de Lisbonne : dégustation de sardines, danses en costumes, guirlandes et illuminations.

L'accueil d'Elsa et la réservation s'est faite sans problème. L'appartement est bien agencé, protégé du bruit de la rue et du soleil. Nous conseillons la réservation de cet appartement et la visite de Lsibonne sans aucun souci !

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Obrigada David, foi um prazer receber-vos e são sempre bem-vindos.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Cantinho de Lisboa

  • 5 of 5

O apartamento é pequeno, porém confortável, ideal para um casal com uma ou até duas crianças, e corresponde fielmente às fotos e descrições. A cozinha é bem equipada, contém os utensílios suficientes para refeições simples. Perto do apartamento, existem várias opções de restaurantes, dos mais baratos a alguns mais sofisticados. O Caldo Verde é um dos mais próximos, e serve um peixe sensacional. O bairro, a Madragoa, fica muito bem localizado, é calmo e se percebe que é um lugar cheio de história (para quem gosta de música, vale escutar o "Fado da Madragoa" pela Amália Rodrigues, que transmite um pouco da alma do lugar). Os vizinhos são simpáticos, e beber uma cerveja nos bares em torno é uma experiência bem legal.

A proprietária, Elsa, foi extremamente simpática, nos ofereceu uma carona até o Largo de Camões assim que chegamos, e nos deu várias dicas de lugares pra conhecer, passeios, restaurantes etc, sendo muitas vezes coisas um pouco além do circuito turístico tradicional. Nos dias em que estivemos lá, ela nos recomendou o Festival da Máscara Ibérica, que acontece anualmente em Lisboa, reunindo muito da cultura ibérica, e que culmina num desfile de fantasias de carnaval que me lembrou muito Pernambuco, no Brasil (e que ajuda a entender como a cultura pernambucana foi influenciada pela cultura ibérica). Dentre as muitas dicas da Elsa, eu destacaria ainda, por exemplo, o Mirante de Santa Catarina, bem perto do Chiado, e o Jardim do Príncipe Real, principalmente para quem viaja com criança. Tentei almoçar no restaurante Zé da Mouraria, sugerido por ela como um lugar "castiço", mas fui desencorajado pela fila na porta, sinal de que a comida deve ser realmente especial.

E, bom, Lisboa é puro charme, uma cidade fantástica.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Obrigada António, foi um prazer receber-vos e fico muito feliz por ver que tiveram uma boa experiência em Lisboa. Serão sempre bem-vindos!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

location appartement Elsa Lisbonne

  • 4 of 5

L'appartement est très agréable,bien entretenu.Il est situé dans un quartier populaire de Lisbonne peu fréquenté encore par les touristes.La description correspondait à ce que nous avons trouvé.

A proximité,on trouve des taxis, le tram 28;la gare la plus proche est à 20mn de marche comme indiqué par Elsa.

Elsa a préparé un dossier complet sur les visites,les restaurants..à privilégier à Lisbonne.

Nous avons suivi ses conseils et nous n'avons pas été déçus.

A quelques minutes de l'appartement se trouve un supermarché qui propose des plats à emporter,bons et économiques.

Elsa nous a accueilli avec des attentions très sympathiques

(boissons,gâteaux,liqueur locale,cartes de transport à recharger...).Elle est disponible tout au long du séjour et nous a même donné de très bons conseils de visite lorsque nous sommes allés dans le sud.

Je recommanderais cette location à un ami.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beacoup par ce gentil message. Ce fut un plaisir vous aider. J'ai seulement une correction à faire, la gare plus proche de Madragoa c'est la gare de Santos à 10 minutes de marche. Á 15/20 minutes de distance c'est la gare de Cais do Sodré,la derniére arrête du train qui est proche aussi de Santos si quelque un prefere marcher. C'est bon savoir qui vous avez aimé ce quartier encore peu touristique mais trés prés de tout J'espere qui vous avez passé trés bien dans Algarve. Salutations amicales :-)
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Excellente location pour découvrir Lisbonne !

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons été accueillis très chaleureusement par les parents d'Elsa, qui sont venus nous chercher tard à l'aéroport. Ils étaient disponibles en cas de besoin, et nous étions également en contact par mail avec Elsa bien qu'elle soit à l'étranger. Nous avons reçu plein de conseils pour les visites, les restaurants et les déplacements.

L'appartement était parfait pour nous deux : rénové, grand, propre, très bien équipé, décoration sympa. Des fruits, de quoi petit-déjeuner, du vin et de la liqueur étaient même à notre disposition.

Quant à la localisation géographique, elle nous a beaucoup plu car l'appartement est situé au calme tout en étant proche du centre-ville avec les nombreux moyens de transport à proximité (bus, tramways et trains à l'arrêt Santos à moins de 5 min à pied puis 2 min de transport pour rejoindre Cais do Sodré où il y a le métro).

Nous avons recommandé cette location à nos proches quand ils viendront à Lisbonne, et nous reviendrons loger ici sans hésiter lorsque nous reviendrons au Portugal !

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $177.54
Menage $35.51
Stay tax $1.18 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 13 years.

- La caution de 150 euros sera réglé dans l'arrivé et c'est remboursable.
Teearif en fonction du nombre de personnes / Prix en function du numero des personnes.
- Remise des clés par le propriétaire qui habite proche ou par un voisin quand je suis en vacances / Keys are delivered by me or by a neighbour when I am on vacation
- Check in and check flexible
- Il y a un noveau impot dans la cité : 1 euro par nuit par chaque personne sauf enfants jusque à 13 ans / There is a new tax in town: 1 euro for person for each night (maximum 7 euros, free after 8 nights). Il faut payer ce impôt dans l'arrivée.

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.

You might like these similar properties