Charming short term rental apartments in the authentic heart of Lisbon. Your home away from home.

La Petite Maison (Alfama, Lisbon)

With a sweet little patio. Loved by couples!

Maison Marie (Alfama, Lisbon)

Enjoy Alfama’s  special atmosphere. Loved by couple and by trios!

Located in Alfama, the most authentic neighborhood in the heart of Lisbon, La Petite Maison and Maison Marie are short term rental apartments which are a great choice for travelers interested in atmosphere, old-town exploration and friendly locals. Both are renewed, clean and has character. Guests truly feel at home here. Come book with us.

Meet Your Hosts

Arik Zara
Arik Zara
I have been traveling around the world for many years. While traveling I met Rita, my Portuguese wife, and we decided to make Lisbon our base and to raise here our baby daughter.

I immediately fell in love with Lisbon. Alfama is my favorite place to show to visitors. It preserves Portuguese authenticity, with narrow alleys, traditional shops and Fado music. A very special atmosphere! When I decided to buy an apartment in Lisbon, my heart led me to Alfama. One day maybe I will move there myself! In the meantime, I am so happy to share this sweet apartment with you.

Rita Proença
Rita Proença
I was born and raised in Lisbon, and it makes me so happy to see visitors enjoying it. I love meeting with our guests, make them feel at home, and get the best out of their experience in Portugal. I put my heart in making La Petite Maison and Maison Marie warm and comfortable places, a home away from home.

My other passion is my career as life coach. I help people to live a fulfilling live by guiding them in exploring dreams, setting goals and implementing efficient strategies. Nothing gives me more pleasure than being a front row witness to the flowering of these people as they lead their lives from the inside out.

We met in 2012. We raise our sweet daughter in Lisbon.

We speak English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Hebrew.

What Our Customers Say?

Dear Arik & Rita,
We have had a lovely relaxing time in La Petite Maison and love its location in the heart of Alfama…

Chris & Jayne, Ireland

To Rita & Arik
We have had a fantastic stay at La Petite Maison. We both agree it has the most comfortable holiday bed ever.
Thank you for your help during our stay also.
Kind regards

Vanessa & Chris, United Kingdom

Thank you for your care, I had an amazing stay.
Whenever I’ll be back in Lisbon I hope to stay again.

Marit, Netherlands