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VISITED BY TRIPADVISOR

Alfama Photography House – Home 2096946 Apartment

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay
VISITED BY TRIPADVISOR

Alfama Photography House – Home 2096946

  • Apartment
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 mi
  • Child Friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner

Description

Charming apartment in the heart of Alfama, renovated and decorated with fine art prints of original photography. Ideal for families and guests with reduced mobility. Near the subway and a short walk from 28 tram, Downtown and the Castle.

Set in a small ancient building in a typical Alfama street, Alfama Photography House features a spacious living room, two bedrooms and a cozy reading room overlooking the Tagus River. It comfortably houses up to 6 people and is perfectly suited for families and guests with reduced mobility, as there are only two steps from the street level. The small balcony and the bedroom windows bring in the famous Lisbon white light and allow for river views.

The building´s original construction date is uncertain but possibly predates the 1755 earthquake. We do know it kept the exact some structure since the late 19th Century - take a look at the photos we found in the Town Hall archives. We also know it was thoroughly renovated, as we have been living in the upstairs apartment ourselves for a number of years now.

Decoration is a mixture of modern and vintage furniture, most of which collected from our family houses. All the walls are covered with fine art prints of original photography by one of us (you will have to guess who).

The kitchen is fully equipped with cooker, microwave/electric oven, refrigerator with small freezer, espresso and regular coffee machines, toaster, electric kettle and hand blender, together with all the cooking gear you need to prepare homely meals, should you prefer to have a break from the numerous small restaurants in the quarter.

The house has high speed WIFI Internet, cable TV with more than 100 channels and Smart TV with media player, through which you can access our extensive film, series and music library, with lots of kids movies. A selection of board games and books (in Portuguese, English, French and Spanish) is also available. There are heaters in the bedrooms and an air conditioner in the living room.

There is a washing machine, an iron and an ironing board. There is no dryer – you’ll have to hang your clothes out to dry in the balcony drying rack, like the locals do. There is a hair dryer, though; no need to stick your neck out the window after the shower in the small but functional WC.

Our own home is located in the same building - just next door and upstairs – so we will be there to welcome you, give insider tips and help with any problems or doubts you might have regarding the house.

About Alfama

Alfama is a historic district that maintains much of the character and neighborhood life it has had for centuries. Stroll around the narrow streets and alleys and find out for yourself. The house is right in the heart of it. On one end of the street lies Santo Estevao Church, with its beautiful viewpoint overlooking the river and the old city rooftops. On the opposite end, there is a small square with a children’s playground, surrounded by trees.

The streets around the house are dotted with small groceries where you can buy much of the food you need. Just around the corner you can also find a bakery – with freshly baked bread twice a day – cafes, small restaurants, two barber shops and a tailor. And, of course, some of the most famous Fado houses in town. The Fado Museum is also nearby, as is the National Panteon and Lisbon’s flea market (Tuesdays and Saturdays).

If you feel like a little modernity, you won’t have to travel far: less than a 5 min walk downhill (well, on your way there, at least), near Santa Apolonia train station and cruise terminal, you can find a modern supermarket, a gourmet charcuterie serving brunch, the best pizza in town, designer shops and Lisbon’s hipster club (Lux).

Transportation

Alfama Photography House is a 5 min walk from Lisbon’s main railway station (Santa Apolonia) which also has a subway station that connects to the airport within less than 30 min. Coming from the airport by taxi should take no more than 15 min.

There are two secure car parks (one open air and one covered auto silo) within a short walk from the house.

The house location makes it a perfect base for exploring Lisbon city center: 3 min walk from the famous 28 tram line; 10 min walk from downtown (Baixa); 15 min walk from the Castle; and 5 min walk from a subway station connecting to other city highlights.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Full bed
    Bedroom 2: Full bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa beds
  • 1 Full bath

Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Waterfront
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Hair dryer
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 12:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: ($211.14) €200.00
Smoking
No smoking at this property

Cancellations

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

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About the owner

Filipe F.

Tourist License
02529/AL

Calendar last updated:
27 Jun 2022
Years listed:
8
Based in:
Portugal
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese

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Reviews

Excellent
11 reviews

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“Increíble”

Reviewed 12 Oct 2021

Las imágenes no hacen justicia a la casa. Es mucho mejor: amplia, bonita, agradable y muy limpia. Muchas facilidades e información sobre la ciudad. Volvería 100%. ¡Muchas gr… More

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“Tolle Lage, persönliche Ausstattung und Blick auf den Hafen”

Reviewed 23 Apr 2019

Das Appartement liegt inmitten des alten Hügelbezirks. Die Tram 28, 25, 12, 15 sind in 10 min Fußweg zu erreichen, der Bahnhof in 3 Minuten. Man ist DIREKT im normalen Lissabon umgeben von … More

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“Wonderful stay in Alfama district”

Reviewed 11 Jun 2017

This apartment is the real deal! It's in an old building on an old street in Lisbon. You can imagine yourself living there 200 years ago, although today the shutters are nice new metal and there&… More

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“Comfort in the heart of Alfama”

Reviewed 15 May 2017

We booked this trip on our return to Lisbon, with high expectations of our favourite city. Happily, our expectations were met, and exceeded by the warmth, comfort and character of the Alfama Photograp… More

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“Excellent accomodation in great location to visit Alfama distict”

Reviewed 11 Nov 2016

Four of us (2 couples) stayed in the Alfama Photography house in Oct. 2016. The location was great to visit the Alfama district of Lisbon. Filipe was helpful via email before our arrival answering sev… More

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“Ein schöner Aufenthalt mit kleinem Schönheitsfehler”

Reviewed 11 Nov 2016

Wir verbrachten eine angenehme Woche in diesem sauberen,gut gelegenen Appartment mitten in der Alfama.Wir wurden freundlich empfangen,die Infra -Struktur ist bestens und die Straßenbahn 28 ganz … More

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“Perfetto”

Reviewed 4 Aug 2016

Nous avons été très bien dans la maison d' Alfama. Tout était parfait. Bien tenu , propre, bien arrangé . Une belle vue de la mer . Très bonne la posit… More

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“We have been lucky to select this renting, Ideal !!!”

Reviewed 27 Apr 2016

Everything was perfect, i recommend it , don't hesitate !!! Owners are really serious & careful and the renting is clean and confortable ! Well situated, Alfama is the most typical district o… More

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“CHALEUREUX”

Reviewed 23 Sep 2015

Très tres bon accueil de nos hotes avec de gentilles attentions. Appartement fort agréable et de très bon gout situé au calme dans le quartier de l alfama. Petite vue mer s… More

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“Brilliant”

Reviewed 4 Mar 2015

We had a splendid holiday in Lisbon. Maria & Filipe were such good hosts - showed us round the apartment, explained everything and treated us to 4 lovely warm custard tarts and bottle of wine. The… More

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FAQs

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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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How do I make changes to my booking?

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