Lisbon's best Airbnbs
Given that the building is painted a bright shade of indigo, you’re unlikely to struggle finding it. Once in, ascend the stairs (also partly blue) to the rooftop, where you’ll find the spacious, open-plan living quarters. Don't worry, the two double bedrooms and bathroom are walled-in, but the rest is bathed in light that floods in through the huge, glass sliding doors, which open up to connect the lounge-diner and kitchen with the large and lovely terrace that overlooks the city. The rest of the apartment is just as understated and calm, making it a great space to unwind after sightseeing.
Dubbed a ‘design flat’, we're guessing a professional decked out this place because it's stunning. Located north of Rossio Square, this one-bed offers desirable decor in a well laid-out flat that flows seamlessly. The sunlit terrace leads through the lounge area-cum-kitchen, past the desk space under the stairs and down to a double bedroom with en suite and ample storage.
Situated within an apartment block, this contemporary loft is within stumbling distance of the riverfront and Torre de Belém, one of Lisbon's most iconic structures. As well as its own pool (yes, you read correctly), this pad comes with two parking spaces and stellar views of the Tagus. A bit like a coachhouse in the air, this flat is long and each room runs into the next, from the double-bed, past the telly and sizeable dining set-up, into the kitchen. The place is filled with muted greys and creams that compliment the various bits of exposed concrete and although it's not the most spacious Airbnb on the market, it's certainly stylish.
Over to the west of the city, where Lisbon’s renowned Pasteis de Belém bakery/cafe lies, you can stay in a surprisingly spacious and elegantly decorated residence. There’s a vintage theme running throughout, with oodles of character in the living room, kitchen, both bedrooms, bathroom and walk-in-closet. Plus, out back is a well-hidden tiled yard, surrounded by greenery, and accessed by two different staircases.