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Filipe Rodrigues

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian

Magnificent view over the city. Lisbon themed interior design

29 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Lisbon City Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4/5, Central Lisbon, close to the tram 28

Just remodel. Interior design developed by a team of architects, landscape architects and artists on the theme Lisbon.

Situated in the old town centre in a higher ground floor of a 1930th building, with a 3.5m. height ceiling and a magnificent view over the city, this apartment is ideal for those seeking for an experience of a typical Lisbon neighbourhood.

The apartment consists of a series of interconnected rooms that compose an open space: studio (with sofa bed), living room, dining area, kitchen and glassed balcony; also offers a bedroom with double bed and bathroom with tub / shower.

Lisbon Art apartment is ready for the use of 4 people + 1 child, has fully equipped kitchen, LCD's in the living room and bedroom, cable TV, wireless internet and two closets.

Lisbon Art Apartment Design Team : Atelier Data (architecture office)

António Bettencourt, photographer

Filipe Rodrigues, architect

Gonçalo Prudêncio, designer (gpod)

João Mouro, artist

Marta Frazão, architect

Susana Rodrigues, landscape architect

VivoEusébio, (design collective)

Apartment Plan in the Photos: 95m2 apartment with a terrace overlooking Lisbon! Possibility of breakfast service if requested.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Filipe Rodrigues (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian

About Filipe Rodrigues

I´m an architect working and living in Lisbon. I love Lisbon!

Filipe Rodrigues purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Filipe Rodrigues chose Lisbon City

This apartment use to be where I live when I was studing architecture. After this, the apartment was my architecture studio. Now I share it with people that want to meet Lisbon just as it is. In the neighborhood of Graça you can have the real feeling of Lisbon, not only because of the place it self but also because of the people.

What makes this apartment unique

Taste of Lisbon in Graça: views, local attractions, people and walking distance to main attractions of Lisbon. If you come with children and want to have a break in Lisbon there is a friendly neighbour (M. Inês) that can take care of them just as she does with her grand children.

Guestbook comments from the owner

J'ai aimé l'espace (trés belle hauteur sous plafond supérieure à 3 voire 4 mètres). L'appartement est trés design avec une jolie déco épurée ponctuée de beaux objets pour certains trés joliment récupérés, les luminaires en particulier, spectaculaires. A tel point que j'ai pris des photos pour m'en inspirer pour ma propre déco ! Nous n'avons pas eu trop chaud grâce au ventilateur surpuissant et au fait que l'appartement est traversant et permet de créer un courant d'air grâce aussi aux fenétres oscillo-battantes. Le clou du spectacle c'est la véranda avec une vue panoramique sur Lisbonne, suffisemment grande pour y déjeuner, avec un peu de verdure et du basilic frais, indispensable pour la salade de tomates. Il est aussi trés bien situé car on descend au centre à pied en 10 minutes. Tous les commerces sont au bout de la rue avec station de taxi et arrêt de bus et de tramway (le fameux 28E). Le quartier est trés sympa, bien portugais.
Jul 2013
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based on 29 traveler reviews

Magnificent view over the city. Lisbon themed interior design
average rating of 4.6896553 based on 40 reviews

Beautiful apartment & excellent location: would stay again!

  • 4 of 5

The listing description was accurate and we were pleased with the property and location- we would recommend it to friends and family. If we visit Lisbon again we would stay in this apartment again. Although we did not meet the owner he was easy to contact and very helpful over the phone.

The apartment is on a quiet road near excellent transport links to the city centre, such as a taxi rank (it cost approximately 5 euros to reach Baixa!) and 28 tram stop. There are also a variety of restaurants, bakeries and shops at the end of the road where we bought groceries.

The apartment itself is beautifully decorated, furnished and lit. It also felt very private and safe, with secure windows and doors. It has modern amenities and was spotlessly clean. The TV and wifi worked well. There are incredible views of Lisbon, both from the apartment's large back window, and from the street.

The only minor issues were that there was no way to attach the shower head to the wall in the bathroom. Also, noise from the shared stairwell travelled far at night, which may be disturbing to people sleeping on the sofa bed.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Lisbon experience

  • 5 of 5

Filipe was a wonderful host -- very helpful. His flat in Graca is a perfect place; stylish and spacious, with a spectacular view, and very comfortable. The neighbourhood is slightly off the beaten track but close to tram 28 and with good local stores. Great miradors minutes away. I would recommend this flat to anyone and hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Judy! Glad to know you arrived well back home. Many thanks for your kind review. Hope you return soon! Kind regards from Lisboa, Filipe.
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Spacious, but lacking

  • 3 of 5

My husband and I spent 5 nights in Lisbon, at Felipe's apartment. The apartment is quite spacious and clean.

I am very confused about past reviews that claimed that most of Lisbon's highlights were within walking from this apartment. We are accomplished travelers who walk 6-10 miles per day while investigating a city and found that nearly none of the main attractions were within walking from the apartment. There are a few nice eateries at the top of the road, a bit over 1/2 mile away. Those are easy enough to get to. Other that that, the tram or a taxi is a must. Thankfully, Uber is available. Tram 28 which goes down into the center of town is a hot spot for pick-pockets. It's so crowded that you stand most or all of the ride. Taking a taxi back cost less than the tram and brought us to the front door rather than 1/2 mile away. Most sights were 20+ minutes away by car.

Although it is listed that there is a washer and dryer, the machine is only a washer. If you are traveling light, being able to wash and dry in a timely fashion is important.

Someone said the bed was very comfortable. The bed was very hard and quite lumpy. Even if you prefer a firm mattress, it shouldn't be lumpy. Running my hand over the top of the mattress, I could feel lumps, and trying to sleep, they would actually poke me and wake me. The last night, I slept on the couch. I should have done that sooner, it was much more comfortable.

I was thinking that the apartment would be more artistically decorated. I love the kitchen table. Very nice with the maps and pictures on top. Tilework in kitchen, very colorful. But there isn't a single picture on any of the walls. It echos inside.

It was unusual that the week we were there that it should be so cold and rainy, but the apartment doesn't have a central heating system. There are electric heaters, space heaters. We ran all of them 24 hours a day and yet the apartment never really warmed up. The high ceilings don't allow for the lower living spaces to become warmed, in spite of the ceiling fans. We wore jackets and covered ourselves with blankets. There is also no A/C, but there are windows both front and back and I would think that it would have a good air flow in the summer.

Our favorite neighborhood eatery? Matas Snack Bar. The grilled Dorado and Bass as well as any octopus dish... To die for!

We needed a 3:15am taxi to the airport on leaving day. Felipe was great and arranged that for us. Thanks, Felipe!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Mary, I hope this note finds you and your husband well. Glad to know you found the apartment spacious and clean! There are many attractions in Lisbon. The apartment is located in Graça, just in the centre of the city. within a 2 km (1.3miles) radius (which is a max. of 25min walking) of S. Jorge Castle, Alfama neighborhood (the oldest neighborhood in Lisbon), National Pantheon, Feira da Ladra, Lisbon Main Cathedral, Praça do Comércio, Pombaline Lower Town and even Chiado neighbourhood. In fact there is only a washing machine (that centrifuges). The listing were you saw the apartment shouldn't mention a dryer. Regarding the bed, i'm sorry that you have not had a good experience, but I previously received some good reviews from other customers. It is within the European standard. The apartment has the electric and space heaters that you mentioned. Perhaps you turned off unintentionally some of the heaters while you were out. You should feel warm and comfortable inside! Glad to know the taxi I asked for you was there so soon to take you to the airport! Kind regards from Lisbon! Filipe
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Great place in Lisbon

  • 5 of 5

We visited Lisbon Nov 20 through 28 this year and stayed at Filipe’s place that happens to be near the top of the hill that makes up the Graca neighborhood. To be to the point, we had a great time. Working with Filipe was extremely easy, he was very easy to contact using email. Though we didn’t actually meet him, the lady he uses to greet visitors to his rental was also extremely nice (we called her Mama), so much so, we went out with her for breakfast and even had her over for dinner one night.

Philip's flat consisted of a nice bedroom and very comfy bed, a bathroom complete with a bathtub, a very large, 2-room living room with comfy futon-couches, a kitchen with modern appliances and a large dining table, and best of all, a beautify breakfast nook with a fabulous view looking over red-tiled city. It was the perfect place to crash after long days of exploring. And what a location. A short walk away were some really great restaurants. One in particular, Churrasco da Graca, was such a delight we must have eaten there at least 4 times and had take-out at least a couple of nights. And the famous Tram 28 was also just a few steps away from our location. But to be honest, everything was within walking distance including Baixa and Alfama.

We couldn’t have asked for more. Wonderfully polite and helpful hosts, the best location in all of Lisbon, close to Trams and the Metro, grocery stores, restaurants, and high above the city for the views. We highly recommend this place. We will be back for sure.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic place to stay , perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Felipe's flat for 6 nights in Oct and enjoyed everything about it . It was as described , clean , very large and bright with many windows and very quiet . It is absolutely beautiful and shows a lot of taste .Felipe took the time to meet us when we arrived which we very much appreciated, we also met Inez who is lovely and warm. Felipe followed up with us to next day to confirm all was good, was available for any other questions and he also made arrangements for a return taxi to the airport for an early morning flight, saving us from some worry about getting a cab at 5.45 a.m. The Graca location is perfect if you want to have a calm environment . There are a number of very good restaurants right in the area as well as bakeries and a grocery store nearby . The metro and tram are also closeby. We really enjoyed being able to have breakfast in the sunroom at the back and that view cannot be beat day or night . Super location , service and amenities. Well worth the price.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your generous review. Hope to see you soon! Kind regards from Lisbon, Filipe.
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Modern apartment in a great location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is spacious, clean and safe. The location is perfect, walking distance to all the "must see" sights in Lisbon. There are many nice restaurants in a walking distance.

Filipe is an excellent host. He came to meet us at the apartment when we arrived and gave us very useful tips about the city, restaurants and places to visit.

Will highly recommend his place!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for you super review! Kind regards from Lisbon, Filipe.
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Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Lisbon Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Santa Apolónia
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Santa Apolónia
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Paço de Arcos Beach
Car: not necessary

Located between the most famous sights of the city this apartment is a real screen over Lisbon and the Tagus river. Situated in the old town centre in the quiet area of 'Graça', it´s just 150 meters from the 'Senhora do Monte' (city´s highest Belverdere), 300m from the tram stop (famous 'Electrico 28') which provides a historical walk through the hills of Lisbon and 400m from the subway station. The popular neighbourhood of 'Graça' is two steps from the famous market 'Feira da Ladra', the 'São Jorge' Castle, the Monastery of 'São Vincente' and the 'Baixa Pombalina'. 'Graça' is known for its people, by the succession of viewpoints over the city and river, terraces, narrow streets, stairs, shops, traditional restaurants and 'Fado' houses ... If you prefer the comfort of the apartment you will find the 'Forno do Tijolo' market 's within 200m to prepare meals with fresh products from the region.


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Graca Apartment Rental Rates

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Season I
Apr 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
Season II
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
Season III
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $40

The rates are for 2 people. Cost of 12.5€ night/person

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Lisbon City Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 95 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Basic Soaps
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Full bathroom overlooking Lisbon. Lavender fragrance dispenser. All towels and linen are 100% cotton made by a famous Portuguese manufacturer.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Master bedroom with double bed overlooking the city, wardrobe, planter with typical city plants and LCD. Studio with sofa bed and wardrobe. Cot supply without additional charge. All towels and linen are 100% cotton made by a famous Portuguese manufacturer.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
If you come with children and want to have a break in Lisbon there is a friendly neighbour (M. Inês) that can take care of them just as she does with her grand children.

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