Lisbon Airbnb Review
May 5 – May 19, 2023
We’ve been living in Airbnbs since November 2022, when we sold our house to become digital nomads. And while we’ve lived in some very nice places, Monica’s is the best. It’s furnished with the love and care of someone creating a space for themselves and that energy can be felt throughout – from the kitchen stocked with lovely matching dishes, glassware, pots and pans and high-quality appliances from SMEG to the bedroom, which is outfitted with high-grade sheets and bedding. The couch is full-size and comfortable enough to sleep on (not the case with many Airbnbs). There’s a large tv with Netflix and Apple TV, which was a nice treat. The bathroom might be the best I’ve ever had, with a large shower, upgraded toilet and bidet and full-sized mirror and sink area. There’s even counter space!
Perhaps the most impressive thing about this apartment is Monica herself. We had a couple of medical emergencies while in Queijas and she quickly gave us referrals and even offered to call some of the doctors herself to make sure we could get in. While we declined those offers, she checked back in with us to make sure everything had worked out okay.
The apartment is in Queijas, which is a lovely little village about 20 minutes outside of Lisbon. While the apartment is completely modern, Queijas is a village, complete with goats and sheep about 10 minutes walking from our place. That contrast was lovely after spending a day in the hustle and bustle of Lisbon. There’s a bus stop near the flat and Ubers are cheap. And if you have a car, this place would be perfect as it does come with parking.
There’s also a great restaurant in the same complex — Boh is an Italian barbecue place, which we enjoyed several times during our stay in Queijas. We got to know the owners, who felt like friends by the end of our stay. The food was interesting and delicious and you should absolutely try it if you’re near Queijas.
The kitchen is good-sized and well-stocked, with equipment, cooking supplies and matching plates, silverware and glassware. Even Tupperware, which we don’t see very often in Airbnbs.
It’s also super central. It seems like just about every place we wanted to go was a 15-minute walk, except for restaurants and groceries, which were even closer. The street is also very quiet, even with the windows open. As a bonus, there’s some fun street art outside the dining room window!
We recommend this place without reservation and would live here if Portugal (and the hosts) would let us.