A nice ground floor apartment, very quiet with direct access to a nice backyard.
The backyard is sunny in the morning, and has a nice fresh shadow in the afternoon. You can make use of the Hammock which is available.
You have room for yourself, kitchen, toilet and backyard are shared. Basics such as coffee, sugar and olive oil are provided.
Ajuda is Barrio in Lisboa, next to Belém and it has many local supermarkets, stationary stores where you can by your transportation (bus, train, metro) tickets, and a local typical market where you can buy fish and vegetables, bread, clothing. It's also swarming with locals who get up early to get the fresher commodities.
My place is also close to LxFactory, Museu da Carris, Restaurante Espaço Açores, Taberna Portuguesa, Mercado da Ajuda, Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, Belém, Cordoaria Nacional, Universities, Instituto Superior de Agronomia etc . You’ll love my place because of the location, the neighborhood. My place is good for solo adventurers and business travelers.
Disponible para huéspedes
You have a private room for yourself, the kitchen, toilet and backyard are shared. The kitchen is fully equipped and basics such as coffee, tea, sugar, olive oil and basic seasonings are provided.
Otros aspectos destacables
Also have a cat, who pretty much adores people, we can try to reduce her kneading if you don't like it. It will not enter your room if you keep the door closed, but other areas she will be around. She never jumps on the kitchen counter or table, so the kitchen is fur free.
If you're allergic, or cat phobic ask first if Maria is going to be home during your staying. If I'm home, she probably will to (but that changes and it's flexible all the time)
I travel lot in work, usually for 3 to 12 days in a row, so I might ask you to feed the cat and clean the litter if I'm not home for more than 2 days. I usually spend a minimum 7 days a month out.
Trust is an essential issue for me. I welcome and trust you with home keys, the house and the cat (etc), and I trust it's reciprocated.
I have a cat, who pretty much adores people. We can try to reduce her kneading if you don't like it. It will not enter your room if you keep the door closed, but other areas she will be around. She never jumps on the kitchen counter or table, so the kitchen is fur free.
I travel lot in work, usually for one or two weeks in a row, so I will ask you to feed the cat and clean the litter if I'm not home for more than 1 day.
If you're not comfortable, taking care of the cat, please ask me if another arrangement can be possible before reservation.
Otherwise, please don't over feed the demanding fat cat :). She knows how to beg for food, don't go soft on her - lol. Just ignore her, and divide the food ration throughout the day, as best of your possibilities, and try have some leftover for the night.
If you let her sleep on your room, make sure there is enough left over food from the daily dose (3 measured cups) at night for her, or else she will wake you up in the morning begging for food again. Otherwise, you wont even feel her during sleep hours - she sleeps too. Although she might choose you as a bed - just push her away. She's a therapist.
Other house rules:
During sleep hours, kitchen door must be closed.
In the evening and when you leave the house, please close the kitchen door that gives access to the backyard. Make sure the cat is inside. If not, just caller with food - making noise with the biscuit cat treats bag is enough to make her come running back to you.
During daylight, after you wake up, please always open the window blinds in your bedroom, in order to provide daylight to the adjoining room.
You can make free use of the coffee, sugar, olive oil, spices (if you find them - I'm a minimalist) and mineral water - if it's finished you can find more more 5 Lts mineral water bottles under the sink. you can make free use of the fridge space.
Use only mineral water in the electric water boiler. If you need, you can make your tea in a separate container.
If you prefer to use the coffee machine (instead of soluble coffee), please use the paper filters available, and also only mineral water. Wash the coffee pot and filter when necessary.
You can also make use of the juice blender, but you must absolutely wash it immediately after use, (especially the blades) to avoid sticky residues on the blades and cup.
Use the kitchen to eat your meals, and avoid eating in the bedroom.
Please, wash the dishes after use.
You can use the washing machine. All necessary detergents are within it. Ask if anyone has any more clothes to gather to utilize most machine capacity. I suggest program number 6 (cotton), or 7 (which is the quick program).
Ask if you have doubts about which is the soap, the softener, or the bleacher.
If you need something else from the kitchen, I'm sure it's not a problem, just ask.
You can also make free use of the shower gel, and if you need shampoo or tooth paste (maybe you forgot to bring it) you can also use it, as most of the basic things in the toilet.
I'll provide you towels. If you need a beach towel, please warn me before coming.
If you appreciate, you can make free use of the incense (it's in a box, in the lower shelf in the hallway).
There's no wireless internet signal in the kitchen (mysteries of technology), but full signal in you room, and in the backyard.
Close the building door very gently when leaving or entering (it's a heavy door, and makes a huge noise if we let it close on its one)
If you smoke, you can do it outside, in the backyard, but close the kitchen/backyard door as best of possible (or the toilet window if it's open) while outside.
Leave the cigarette butts in a plastic bag outside (to avoid the odor in the house), and when taking the garbage out, you can join the plastic bag with the remaining house trash.
Please, recycle and separate the trash
If you need to take the trash out:
There is a big green garbage container, in the building's hall, which is taken outside every evening after 9 PM (by anyone of the building tenants - which can be you) from Monday to Saturday, for pickup by the garbage collector truck (it's picked up between 11 PM and 2 AM).
It's then taken inside in the morning or after the pickup, because it's we are not allowed to have the garbage bin in the street during day light.
Put the house garbage bag in the garbage bin container in the building's hall, only in the evening, to avoid smelling in the hall.
Paper, glass and plastic for recycle must be taken to the appropriate recycling containers in the street around 150mt from the building.
I'll be available via "whatsup", or cellphone to help you during your staying in anything you need.
If you wish, a transfer to and from the airport can be provided at a fixed rate of 15€ (one way).
I can drive you anywhere you like depending on my previous commitments, at the rate of 0,30€/Km in a 1999's Ford Fiesta.
I'll be happy to guide you in anything you like to know.
I live in a T2 apartment in Lisbon with my cat. It's my pleasure to use English as a second language (although I do have to use spell checking) in which I'm fluent as also meeting people from other countries.
I can also understand and speak basic/rudimentary Spanish, French and Italian.
Gestural improvised language is also an option... ;)
I've received at my place friends from Israel, Italy, Brasil, and, of course, Portugal.
I work at home, in computer programming and arts and crafts. And occasionally I travel for work more than a week in a row.
I like traveling, going to concerts, theater, and cultural activities. I try as much as I can to have a minimalist life but it's a slow process.
I consider myself a spiritual person (although I don't meditate so often as I think I should) and work with reiki and sound healing. I'm almost vegetarian; "almost", because I still eat fish, and I don't scan any labels checking if they contain meat derived products. I don't smoke, and don't drink milk, but I like incense, although I'm not going to impose it on you if you don't appreciate it.
I consider myself, a very nice person, happy to smile, available, and fortunate to be of service to you. I'll be very pleased to meet you and accommodate you, and teach you the basics to get around in Lisbon.