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Cross-Pollinate was very helpful when the owner of the B&B wanted to charge us for the baby under 2 y o. It would have been difficult without them since the owners did not speak any english. - Yulia Pichugina
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My House in Lisbon - Garrett
A charming two-bedroomed apartment, accommodating 6 guests, in the heart of Lisbon’s much prized and fashionable Chiado neighbourhood, on the corner of Rua Garrett with Rua Anchieta, just off the Largo de Camões.

It is a five-minute walk from Principe Real and the Baixa neighbourhoods.
The building is early 20th century, full of charm and it was fully renovated. This 105m2 corner flat is on the 3rd floor (with elevator after the first flight of stairs) with lots of natural light, and sweeping views over the street. The flat is very comfortable, with central heating, air conditioning throughout and double glazed windows.

One bedroom has 1 queen sized bed and the other has 2 singles. Plus, there's a double sofa bed in the living room for the 5th and 6th guests.
  • fan
  • American coffee machine
  • tea kettle
  • microwave
  • toaster
  • iron
  • WiFi
  • CD player
  • crib
  • stroller & highchair free upon request
  • hair dryer
  • linen and towels provided
  • 3rd floor
  • cable/satellite TV
  • dishwasher
  • full kitchen
  • independent heating
  • phone for incoming calls
  • washing machine
  • with elevator
  • air-conditioning
Steve on Jun 2017:
The location was perfect. The apartment was spacious and had good light. There were a lot of nice restaurants close by.
Alvin Gilens on Jan 2017:

Helpfulness and friendly attitude of owner. Location and comfort of apartment.
Easy to use, would recommend service to others
Leah on Dec 2016:

Very nice place. Helpful, nice hosts. Was a good location.
Thx, easy, worked.
James on Nov 2016:

Loved the location. Right in the heart of the best district in Lisbon. So close to great restaurants and close walk to just about anything we wanted to do. The apartment was modern, spacious, and well equipped an decorated. Recently renovated with very nice architectural touches. Very quiet with windows shut. Goncolo met us promptly and gave us a generous and useful orientation to Lisbon and the unit.
Only down side was the building had sort of an odd smell that seeped into the unit. We had to "air it out " each day. Unit is close to a lively square so one needed to keep windows closed at night.
Wonderful experience overall. Enjoyed both the unit and Lisbon.
Louise on Aug 2016:

Everything was great, start to finish. Goncalo was great at communicating and providing advice. We were met by an associate (he was away) easily and timely. The apartment is big, very clean and comfortable, nicely decorated and well-equipped. The location is very near the metro stop, but you won't need it much because the apartment is walking distance from many of the wonderful sights in Lisbon. There are plenty of nice shops and restaurants, as well as banks and food markets very close by.
The apartment is in the heart of the city, so there is some street noise. It did not bother us at all. The windows are very high quality and would probably cut out most of the noise if they were closed, though we left them open. One of our kids said the twin mattresses were not very comfortable. I did check them out, and they were more like a stuffed futon than a regular spring mattress. That could probably use an upgrade, but everything else was top-notch. I would absolutely recommend this apartment, and will certainly stay there again if my travels take me to Lisbon.
The reservation process was quick and easy, and everything worked out very smoothly. The apartment was even better than I expected. I am very happy with how well everything went, and I will start with Cross-Pollinate next time I am looking for a place to stay in any of their locations.
Allen on Jun 2016:

The apartment is very well located in the Chiado area. It is close to many shops and restaurants. The landlord, Goncalo, could not be nicer or more helpful.
We had no complaints.
Very convenient. We would use this service again.
Julia McGinty on May 2016:

Everything...location, apartment, owner. All was great and the website was a genuine representation of the apartment. Couldn't be happier.
Great! Very happy I found the website. Will use again.
Frederick Warren on Apr 2016:

Tremendous location and stylish modern apartment, with great collection of coffee-table books on Portugal.
Better English-language instructions on appliances
As a first-time user I was completely satisfied.
Shamik on Jan 2016:
We had a simply outstanding time at Gonçalo and Rita's flat. We were a family of four, with two kids aged 14 and 16, visiting from California. Everything about the flat is perfect: the location, the comfort inside, the excellent help and communication with Gonçalo and Rita, etc. I will be back in Lisbon, because the city and the people are amazing, and I'll stay here again. I cannot think of any suggestions for improvements, either! Thanks so much for your hospitality and friendliness, Gonçalo and Rita! You're easily the best hosts we've ever encountered at any Airbnb anywhere.
Matteo on Oct 2015:
Gonçalo wait for us at the flat: he gave us a warming welcome, with clear instructions for the stay and for managing the flat as well as good tips for our 3 days stay in Lisbon. The complimentary bottle of wine was very much welcomed! :) The flat is as it appears in pictures, very good and great location - literally short walk from bars and sights in city center. Look forward to coming back.
average score
4.9 / 5.0
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Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms), sleeps max. 6 people
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 3 nights
Cancellations allowed up to: 15 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 queen & 1 single or 1 queen (160 cm)
Policies & Extra Charges: non-smoking, check-out time is 11 am, apartment will be clean by 4 pm on day of check-in, fee for check-in after 9 pm is €30, cleaning fee of €40 is not included in the price, city tourist tax €2 per person per night (not included in price)
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 My House in Lisbon - Garrett
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