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Exclusive Luxury Apartment With Pool

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Apartment at Praia Dona Ana Beach, Lagos, Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful Location, Short Walk To Restaurants, Praia Dona Ana Beach, Historic Town

Our exclusive apartment at Vila Praia Dona Ana is ideally located in the beautiful town of Lagos, minutes from famous Praia Dona Ana Beach, old historic town, superb restaurants & supermarkets. This 3-story elegant complex catches your attention with manicured gardens & a swimming pool nestled within a walled sun terrace, elevated from the roadside. Ideal setting for a family to enjoy a refreshing dip in the adult & kids pool in a secure environment. Recently-built, has AC/heating, modern furnishings & appliances. Rooms are spacious, bright with large windows, electric blinds. Luxuriously decorated, providing a warm ambiance with a pool & sea view. From the front balcony you can relax on elegant furniture & enjoy a spectacular view of the ocean with its wonderful blend of turquoise colours. Sip on a glass of port or enjoy a meal as you count the variety of boats floating by. Our clients tell us that our Dona Ana apartment feels more like a private villa than an apartment.

Marie MacDonald
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
20 February, 2017

About Marie MacDonald

My husband Ken and I are Canadians who fell in love with Lagos on our first visit when we created our initial holiday home. We return to Lagos often to enjoy its beauty, breathe its sea air, and spend time with our many Portuguese friends. We both lead fast-paced lives in our professional careers and we have a real passion for travel. This has led us through exciting journeys around some fascinating parts of the world. We strive to offer you the type of experience that we look for when we travel. Stay with us to enjoy our premium holiday home and let us share with you our Lagos favourites, enabling you to create a memorable holiday experience.

Marie MacDonald purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Marie MacDonald chose Lagos

We visited Lagos in 1996 and our hearts melted. We were awestruck at the beauty of this town and the friendliness of the Lacobrigenses (the name given to the people of Lagos). Lagos is a unique little jewel in the Algarve. It has chosen to develop its tourism with taste and class. It offers a balance of the charm and history of the Portuguese culture with a blend of creature comforts and facilities to please the desires of the most discerning tourist. The warmth of Lagos and her people make it difficult to resist falling in love with this seaside town.

What makes this apartment unique

You are a 5 minute stroll to the famous Praia Dona Ana Beach, and the surrounding cliff walking areas. While just a 10 minute walk into the old historic town. Your dining-out experience starts at authentic restaurants just a few feet away and continues throughout Lagos.

Our balcony overlooks the pool with a view to the sea. Our holiday home is luxuriously finished and complemented with elegant vacation touches. Through our passion for travel and for Lagos combined with our attention to detail we have created a very comfortable environment for you to feel at home, day 1.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband and me and two friends had a wonderful week in Ken and Maries Apartment in Lagos. The contact with Marie was right from the beginning so heartly. Arriving at the apartment, Barbara - the property Manager - gave us a very warm welcome and helped us with every question we had every time. She's a jewel! :-) The apartment is so nice and has really everything you need. We loved hanging on the huge terrace with a glass of wine. Every morning and afternoon I was swimming in the refreshing pool. The walk to my favorite Dona Ana Beach was only a few minutes - to Lagos Downtown only 10 Mins. Just perfect!!! I will definitely come back to this wonderful place!

Nathalie, Nils, Maik and Michael

Berlin, Germany

We were very happy with the apartment, it was clean and well kept, there was a lot of light and space. The location was superb, near the beach and old town. Also thank you very much for your kind tips and all the holiday info you provided - we have never seen such a folder full of useful information that you have in the apartment!! All in all, we had a totally enjoyable week.

Tuija & Kauko Pirskanen

Helsinki, Finland

For the fourth year running we have had a very relaxing and enjoyable stay in your Lagos DA apartment. As usual the apartment contained all the equipment and facilities we required – including the sewing kit which came in handy. The air conditioning in lounge & two bedrooms was a godsend on the hotter nights. Most of our days were spent by the pool, which was never crowded and is very spacious for dropping your sunbeds in a nice spot. We were still able to find new restaurants and would recommend the BBQ garden in the town. I also went go-karting at the large autodrome about 20 minutes away. I have to commend you on the value for money – rental not having increased in the last few years.

We fully intend to come back (10 days wasn’t enough this year).

Grant & Julie English

South Yorkshire, England

We had a wonderful time in your apartment. It really couldn't have been more comfortable and we loved Lagos. Gary was up running every day and then I'd go up with him to Dona Ana beach for a swim before the crowds arrived. We hired a car for a couple of days at the end and took a run up to Sagres. And we absolutely loved Lisbon. We rented a very classy apartment through Airbnb and were right in the middle of a great neighbourhood called Chiado - a stone's throw from all the local attractions.

The very best of wishes to you both.

Julie & Gary Quinn

Co Clare, Ireland
Sep 2004
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Wonderful Experience!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your beautiful apartment with us. The location was ideal, minutes away from spectacular beaches and excellent restaurants. We didn't even need a car as it was a short walk to the old town. The apartment was clean and very well appointed with everything we needed to be comfortable. The huge deck was accessible from every room and led to a large swimming pool. Marie, you had everything so well organized for us that it was like having our own personal travel guide, no detail was left untouched.

We are recommending you place to all of our friends and relatives as the ideal place to stay in Lagos or the Algarve for that matter.

Ken & Barb Casey, Gene & Ann Searle, Halifax, NS

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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ideal location and wonderfully well equipped

  • 4 of 5

This Apartment is marvellous. A nice walk away from the everything-you-need grocery store, close to the city wall and a pleasant walk to the butcher and baker/pasteria. We were delighted with how well the apartment was fitted out with cooking, serving and beverage stuff. Sometimes one finds apartments outfitted with minimal quality stuff and minimum choices of TV channels and other electronic entertainment but your apartment impressed us on all counts. Your incredibly well organized materials and maps for finding stores, places of amusement and hiking trails was a huge help. Your property manager was very welcoming and responded very quickly to our concerns. I certainly will recommend Lagos and your apartment to friends who are looking for a great winter break – in fact I have already done so.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Paradise in Portugal

  • 5 of 5

Dear Marie & Ken,

Once again a very big thanks for providing without doubt one of the prettiest and best equipped appartments our family has ever stayed in thus allowing us to have a very special holiday.

It was indeed a privilege to spend time at DA2.

The apartment very much became home as EVERYTHING had been thought of from a bottle of wine,lovely glasses, an extensive "beach kit", DVDs, books , extensive information on our surroundings and a lovely and nicely furnished sun terrace.

Marie you were a huge help from the onset providing much needed and prompt help with our airport transfer and several other queries.

On arrival we were met by a lovely maid who obliged us with accesss to the apartment while she was cleaning which allowed our young children to change and freshen up.

We then found ourselves in the hands of Barbera your Property Manager who gave us value information and security in knowing we had a point of contact during our stay.

We loved Lagos and could go on at length about such a special Town but our holiday experience lay mainly wth being in such a lovely apartment to which we very much hope to revist and soon!!

Obviously we are home home now and what a delight to receive your hand written card from our family to yours.

Our warmest thanks once again.

Kind regards to you both.

Jane, Bob, Lewis and Rowan.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I have written feedback on a number of sites so if this looks familiar that is the reason. The reason being that if you are like me and a little apprehensive about making an independent booking I wanted to give some reassurance to say how good this accommodation is and if you want a holiday in Lagos then this is a great place to stay. Marie and Ken make the process extremely easily and their attention to detail is outstanding. The holiday tips provided on their website are wonderful and they send you even more information 6 weeks prior to leaving!

We were met at the door and shown around by Barbara their property manager who was keen to make sure our stay would be trouble free and although we did not need to call her, it was helpful to know that she would be available throughout our stay if required. The apartment was clean bright and airy with all the necessary equipment needed. My husband went in the pool every day before breakfast and had the pool to himself. Although it was the height of summer the pool was never overcrowded and the children loved it (12 and 15years). The beaches are only a short walk away but the sea was a bit cold. We hired a boat right on the beach at Dona Ana to go around the grottos and caves which was lovely. Our favourite beach was Praia Porto de Mos which was a 15mins walk away downhill and then we got the bus back right outside the apartment.

The old town is only a 10mins or less walk away – longer if you go around the park at the back of the Spar which was a beautiful walk. There are so many restaurants that the recommendations given by Marie and Ken were invaluable, though we did find a couple ourselves we also liked. The food was great but you must book and reserve a table for the popular ones.

We did not hire a car but took the local buses which were easy just check times – we went to Sagres for the day and had a surf (hiring wet suits and boards).

We had such a fabulous fun and relaxing time that we are planning to return next year. We have been back a week and my husband today again reiterated how good the holiday had been and how relaxed it was although we had packed a lot into the 10days.

Claire and Family – Essex England

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spacious Apartement in great location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was great and so spacious. Brilliant with two teenagers! Everything was wonderful and we had a great time. We loved Lagos and would definitely recommend both it and your apartment. We might even go back again ourselves.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Excellent accommodation all you could want

  • 5 of 5

We had a really fabulous time in Lagos and the apartment was everything we had hoped for having heard so many good things from friends who are regular visitors. They really have thought of everything anyone would need or could wish to know and we very quickly felt relaxed and at home.

We were out and about each day exploring the area and took every opportunity to sample the local foods and wines at many different restaurants, both close to the apartment, in the town and many places in between :)

Our whole holiday experience has been wonderful and we will definitely be letting friends and family know all about your great apartments and the beautiful resort of Lagos.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter 2016/17
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.

Changeover Day:

Notes on prices:
**Specials** - Contact us for specials on any short stay gaps that you see in our availability calendar. We have several available at great prices.

Rate for weeks of Christmas, New Year's & Easter is 420 GBP/Week.

If our property is booked, we know many other owners so can still take your booking request.

Winter long stays are negotiable based on period and duration of stay.

Payments: Deposit Req'd; full balance payable 2 months prior to reservation start.

Security Deposit: £100.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment Ameijeira Lagos region

Property Type:
  • apartment
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • En-suite: Modern fully tiled with shower, tub, plenty of towel space. Bathroom 2: Modern fully tiled with shower, tub, plenty of towel space.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom: Queen Bed, fitted wardrobe, en-suite. Guest bedroom: Twin beds, fitted wardrobe, private bathroom. All beds have custom bedspreads and electric blankets for cooler months.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Interior is luxuriously finished with oak, beechwood, marble, granite, ceramic, and complimented by elegant furniture and decor. Spacious bedrooms, sleeps 4 with a potential to accommodate a 5th person via an extra fold-up bed. Fully equipped kitchen with all the comforts of home! Private library of books, games and travel reference materials. Clothes rack with plenty of drying space on balcony. Additional features include: safe and hairdryer. Complex also has elevator/lift and stair access. Extra features for a small fee: highchair, cot, extra bed. Property Manager: We have a local property manager in Lagos, so you will have someone to personally meet you, to provide you with the key, and to answer any questions during your holiday period. Internet available for a nominal fee. Through our passion for travel and for Lagos combined with our attention to detail we have created a very comfortable environment for you to feel at home. Outside: Your choice of 2 apartments, each with unique balconies, both have sea views as the entire complex is elevated a full floor above street level. DA - 2 balconies: 1 - Off living room with sun loungers, patio table and 6 chairs, morning sun, spectacular pool and sea view +1 - Off kitchen with bistro table and 4 chairs, afternoon sun, courtyard view DA2 - 1 enormous gated terrace with private steps to pool: - Directly overlooking pool with a view to the sea - With 4 sun loungers, patio table and 8 chairs - Living room, bedrooms and kitchen all open onto terrace providing sun for most of the day - Lots of privacy and space for children to play 2 swimming pools: large adult-size and small for kids. Lots of lounging space and sunbeds surrounding the pool. In the summer time, you and your kids will enjoy mingling with other guests. Elegantly manicured gardens for an enjoyable stroll and for kids to run around. Parking in front of apartment. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included and changed weekly. Beach/poolside towels not provided (please be sure to bring your own). Other: Long entrance hallway with oak ceilings creates additional space and privacy.

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