Hello, I am Misha!
Five years ago, I was working for one of the largest companies in the world. The perfect job for many people, in which I was well paid, had an excellent schedule and of course the opportunity to travel. However, I was lacking one of the most important characteristics I enjoy in my everyday life… actual human interaction!
Exhausted from being stuck behind a computer, I made the decision to leave my job and saw in my own apartment a business opportunity. After all, having worked in Hotels for so many years, what could be so difficult about becoming a host in local accommodation?
It was right after checking in my first visitors that I soon came to realize the big difference between working in Hotels and local accommodation… I finally felt that I wasn’t welcoming “guests” to my city, but rather new friends!
Not long after, did I discover that what I envisioned as a “part-time job”, was no longer a coincidence I came upon, but rather a life devotion! Word soon got out, and before I knew it friends and family were asking me manage their properties. Result? We now own over 30 properties in Lisbon, which our team treat and cherish as their own!
In recruiting our team, I found that more than looking through CV’s, there was one requisite I needed. Long-life friends who have become family, willing to embrace this project as if it were their own. Their enthusiasm and determination in seeing a smile on your face when you walk through the front door… is nothing short of a heartwarming sense of fulfillment!
Allow me to introduce to you the rest of our “family”, the one’s I trust and you can surely rely on, to make the best out of your visit while in Lisbon:
Natacha and I have been friends since we were 8 years old! Her middle name is “Spotless” and I can guarantee you that every single apartment is… Spotless!
If you have the opportunity to meet Natacha, take the opportunity to ask her where to eat the best Pastéis de Nata of the city! You will find that “Spotless” has a sweet tooth, but rest assured… no crumbs are ever left behind!
She is in charge of all the logistics within the company and manages our cleaning staff as well!
This sweet man is my father! He is originally from Turkey but has now spent the majority of his lifetime in Portugal. As soon as he visited Lisbon at a young age, he fell in love with the city! Speaking of love… this is where he found his! Together with my mother, this is where they both found the true meaning of the word “Home”!
He has been working in Tourism and Real Estate for over 40 years, so if there is something he has mastered in, it would be the art of what guests want and how we as a team together, fulfill those needs.
Looking for a great restaurant? I am sure that my father can help you out! He knows the owners of the best restaurants in Lisbon and will be more than happy to assist you!
If a Swiss army knife were a person, that person would certainly be impersonated as the one and only Ricardo! He is the most multi skilled person I have ever met and loves a challenge! He will go out of his way and move mountains to make sure your stay is nothing short of a memorable one!