Paula's place was the best!! The place is even more charming and spacious than the pictures indicate; spotlessly clean; everything you could ever want or need in the kitchen; definitely big enough (gas stove) if want to cook, comfortable pillows, huge closets, hallway closet space as well, big bathroom with a lot of shelving and cabinetry, great water pressure in shower, lots of cool breeze blows in through the numerous windows, mini color-coded recycle bins in one of the kitchen cabinets (so great!); furniture, decor, collected eclectic items are SO nice; the keys work well; there are a lot of extra towels, pillows and blankets. Neighborhood is great and quiets down at night. Great restaurants in the area and you are away from the craziness of the city center, which I loved. I actually found out after I had left that a restaurant downstairs was prominently featured in Timeout's list of best spots/restaurants in Lisbon... and I didn't make it there despite my intention! :( The walk to and from the center is quite beautiful and also good for exercise. There is also a park a few blocks away that is lovely. There is a gym across the street if you want to get a workout in, next door to that is a beauty spa if you want to get a facial treatment, and down the street there is a nail salon. There is a huge grocery store about a block and a half away and there is a small gym right across the street. The apartment is on the top floor (no elevator) which was FINE because I enjoy some exercise/stair walking and would probably take the stairs anyway - and re my luggage, her lovely daughter helped me with my bags upon arrival and Paula and her husband helped me upon checkout (I was extremely lucky to meet the whole family - they are just the kindest, sweetest, loveliest people.. I could see why the place was so wonderful). Also, Paula was extremely communicative and responded to any inquiry I may have had immediately. I can't say enough about this aptly named "cool energy" apartment You will feel very safe, happy, and at home in her place.