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Beautiful 2 Bed Apartment with Swimming Pool in the Historic Town of Lagos

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Heated Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Apartment Sofia - Lagos Town, Western Algarve, Portugal - Quite location within a short walking distance to the lovely Marina and Historic Old Town.

Stay Portugal Apartment Sofia (Rental Licence No. 7559/AL) is located in a peaceful location in the historic town of Lagos, our delightful 2 bedroom apartment is within an exclusive gated complex with a large swimming pool / sun terrace and dedicated parking space in the basement. The apartment is furnished to an exceptional high standard with a spacious open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area offering all the facilities you will need to enjoy maximum comfort during your stay. The large terrace benefits from a good deal of sunshine ideal for alfresco dining and sunbathing. Take a leisurely stroll (15-20 minutes) and you will reach the beautiful marina and historic walled town with it's maze of narrow streets lined with the finest shops and restaurants. You are also within easy reach of two supermarkets, several golf courses and beautiful beaches waiting to be explored. We feel that our apartment offers the ideal location for families, couples and golfers.

Emma and Mark Waudby, Jenny and Andrew Waudby
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
8 February, 2018

About Emma and Mark Waudby, Jenny and Andrew Waudby

We are a family of four with two young children who live in Essex, England. We are easy going and will be only to happy to answer any questions you may have when enquiring on our apartment.

Emma and Mark Waudby, Jenny and Andrew Waudby purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Emma and Mark Waudby, Jenny and Andrew Waudby chose Funchal

We first visited the Algarve in 2006 when we decided to have a family holiday in Portugal. We loved the Algarve so much that we decided to buy an apartment in the historic town of Lagos, in our opinion the most beautiful coastal resort on the Algarve. We have been holidaying in Portugal ever since.

What makes this apartment unique

The complex was completed in mid 2011 by a well known local developer. The apartment complex is constructed to a very high standard and is well maintained throughout the year. The apartment is furnished to an exceptionally high standard providing all the facilities you will require for an enjoyable stay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

July 2013

From the first enquiry of this apartment, everything went smoothly. The owners were so easy going and professional at the same time.

On our arrival, we were more than pleased with the apartment, we were wowed! It was wonderful to see that the pictures and write up we're a true reflection on this apartment.

The rooms spacious, modern, clean, a beautiful, comfortable home from home.

It was our first visit to Lagos, we enjoyed spending our evenings in the town and strolling round the lovely marina.

We would definitely like to return to Lagos and wouldn't think twice about staying here again.

All in all, a superb holiday.

Many thanks

Gary and Vicky (Chester, Cheshire, U.K)
Mar 2008
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment Funchal, Lagos

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Sink basin facility
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Sink basin facility
  • Master bedroom has en-suite with shower, WC and wash hand basin. Family bathroom has jacuzzi bath / shower, WC, bidet and large wash hand basin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot , Cot can be arranged through our management firm.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom - King size bed, fitted wardrobe, dressing table/ mirror & hair dryer. Access to en-suite shower. Patio doors leading to terrace. Bedroom 2 - Two single bed's, fitted wardrobe and dressing table/ mirror. Patio doors leading to terrace.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: For your convenience and comfort the apartment is fitted with air-conditioning which doubles up as heating in the winter months. Thermal-coated aluminium electric blinds keep the apartment cool in summer and warm in the winter months. Each room has speakers and control panel linked back to the lounge where the TV or your MP3 player can be used on the surround sound system. The 32" TV is linked to a DVD player with a selection of DVDs and also a freesat box (limited UK channels). The visual and audible door entry system can be used to allow access into the apartment block. The apartment is child friendly and the use of a cot and high-chair is available with a small additional charge. WiFi is also available in the apartment. Outside: All rooms have access to a large private sun terrace with patio furniture, this includes a lovely table with 6 chairs, 2 tub seats with coffee table & two sun-loungers. The large pool / terrace is for the sole use for the guest staying within the complex and is gated to ensure its exclusivity is maintained. We have four sun-loungers and a parasol for use around the pool. The apartment has its own designated secure underground parking. Utility Room: An iron, ironing board and clothes dryer has also been provided for your convenience. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The apartment is cleaned on a weekly basis. Please provide your own towels for the pool and beach. Other: The terrace has a lovely rattan dining table with 6 chairs and a large parasol, two tub chairs with coffee table & two sun-loungers for extra comfort.


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Beautiful 2 Bed Apartment with Swimming Pool in the Historic Town of Lagos
average rating of 4.84 based on 26 reviews

Beautiful spacious apartment in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed in this apartment. The apartment is very clean and spacious with lovely furniture throughout. The terrace area was ideal for alfresco dining and sun bathing. Eating out in the beautiful town of Lagos is always enjoyable with a large selection of bars and restaurants.

Mark the owners was a pleasure to deal with from the initial enquiry through to the end of our holiday. We will defiantly be booking shortly for next year.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday in this lovely apartment it was clean and family friendly I would happily recommend it to any of my friends or family , close to the town and shops , the swimming pool was lovely and very well maintained , will be back again loved it 😎?

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning Apartment - Great Location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is absolutely stunning! Extremely well presented, comfortable and very well equipped. It is very spacious with lovely furniture throughout and has a large balcony over looking the pool area.

It's located in a good location around 15 minutes walk to the marina and old town of Lagos with it numerous shops and restaurants.

Communication with the owner was very prompt and reliable, Andrew even arranged our taxi transfers for us.

We would have no hesitation in recommending this apartment and would stay here again if we returned to Lagos.

Many thanks for everything - had a great holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay and found the facilities and location met all your expectations. Thank you for choosing to stay with us, it was a pleasure to have all of you as our guests and hope you will return again in the future.
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Great apartment and pool

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2weeks in this lovely apartment, which had everything we needed to make are stay enjoyable. Spacious and well equipped. The outside communal areas were also clean and tidy at all times. The pool was great as it was heated. Having Aldi so close was an added bonus, without it being obtrusive. The areas is quiet. It does take 15-20 mins to walk into he town, but this was always pleasant exercise. Lagos is full of restaurants and shops. The marine is also lovely for a drink or meal.

Andrew kept us up to date throughout the booking process and was there if we needed him. We would recommend the apartment to anyone coming to visit Lagos.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Kim for taking the time to review your stay in our apartment. We are so pleased you and your family enjoyed your holiday and found the apartment to be everything you expected.
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Apartment beautiful, but terrace a let down

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was large and very nicely maintained. Kitchen was excellent, appliances first class as were the crockery, glasses, cutlery in fact everything was good.The furniture in bedrooms and lounge, good quality throughout and very clean.Terrace area quite large and roomy although there was no seating to relax on the balcony only 2 tub chairs, there were 2 loungers that had seen better days, which were no substitute. Lacking relaxing seating, although the photos show nice furniture, but not practical. Shopping is excellent, Aldi next door, with 3 other supermarkets very close walking distance. 10-15 min walk into Lagos. Good location. Stayed for 4 weeks in July, would certainly stay again if terrace furniture was replaced.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review our apartment, we was pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We were sorry to hear that you felt that our terrace furniture was not practical for your use and did not meet your expectations. We understood that the only issue you had was with the two sun loungers which had become slightly frayed on the edges recently, we will of course look into replacing these. During your first week we did however offer to remove these for a replacement which you declined. We feel that our advert is correct in stating 2x loungers, 2x tub chairs with coffee table and a dining table seating six all which are in good condition, and are practical for everyday use which they are intended for. Thanks again for your review.
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Perfect pad!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely apartment, spotless, very well equipped - we had everything we needed and then some!

The location is good, a short walk into town and to the beaches, and a supermarket very handily (but unobtrusively) next door.

Owner Andrew, his team and the taxi company were all very helpful when we had to change our return travel plans at short notice - thank you all, you made the trip much easier for us! :-)

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Margaret for your review on our apartment. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and we hope you will find the time to return one day.
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Car: not necessary


A selection of beautiful beaches can easily be reached including the lovely golden sand beach of Meia Praia and the town beach of Praia da Batata. There are also a number of small beaches and coves a short drive away - Dona Ana, Porto de Mos and Luz are just some. A little further brings you to the west coast where you can find some fantastic beaches.


The nearest airport is Faro which is 45-50 minutes drive from the apartment. Guests may travel by train, taxi or bus. For guests not wishing to use public transport or drive themselves we can recommend a hassle free Airport collection service at a reasonable price. Visitors will be collected from the Airport and taken directly to the property and a pick up time will be arranged for the return flight.


The apartment is ideally located within short walking distance of the lovely Marina and Old Town with its bars, restaurants and traditional/modern shops. With its charm and relaxed atmosphere Lagos has to be one of the most appealing locations in the Algarve. The nearest supermarket is only a 3 minute walk away.

Further Details:

No smoking or pets are allowed in the apartment, however smoking is allowed on the terrace. Upon arrival you have the option of either being greeted by our apartment manager who will present you with the keys, show you around the apartment and help you with any queries you may have or alternatively you can let yourself into the apartment by using the key safe. Either way you have the peace of mind that our manager is contactable throughout your stay should you need any assistance. Welcome packs, high chairs, children boxes & cots can be arranged at a small additional charge, please contact us for further details.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment Funchal, Lagos region

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Feb 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
1 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
A deposit of £250 is required at the time of booking and then full payment must be received 8 weeks prior to departure. Late bookings within 8 weeks are to be paid in full. A £200 refundable security deposit will be added to the final payment and returned on inspection of the apartment at the end of the stay.

Please note we do not rent out our apartment when the entire group is under the age of 25.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible. Arrival day entry is permitted after 2pm. Please leave the apartment at the latest 10am on the departure day.

Notes on prices:
Payment is accepted in Sterling by cheque or bank transfer.

The above prices are for a max of 4 guests, there will be a small additional charge for parties over 4 guests, contact us for further info.

Long term rentals- Discounts are available for long term outer season booking, contact us for further info.

Short term rental- If you wish to stay less than 1 week there is a daily rate + £50 cleaning & laundry charge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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