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Apartment With Communal Pool



Updated: 07-Oct-2016
Apartment in Lagos, Western Algarve, Portugal (Rental license 6196/AL) - Peaceful Location, 5 Minutes Walk To Centre Of Town

A luxury apartment- Butterfly (1 bedroom, Ref: Activity 6196AL) situated on the raised ground floor and with video entrance system in hallway with reinforced front entrance door and private underground parking. Lift from garage to all floors. Ramp at main entrance making it easier for wheelchairs. The apartment looks out towards the garden/play area. Butterfly has it's own very large patio off the kitchen, living room and bedroom(with a wall approx 1m high), furnished with comfortable table and chairs, sun loungers, umbrellas, mobile BBQ and pot plants. All patio doors have double locks and electronic shutters.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

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Guestbook comments from the owner

‘Great Location, beautiful apartment. See you in September’ Joan & Ric. North Yorkshire (6 visits)

‘5*accommodation. The apartment had everything. The large, safe secure pateo was a bonus, and a fantastic play area for our 20 month old daughter`s first holiday. Thank you. See you next year but staying longer.

Sarah, Jim & Neive. Bedlington. Northumberland
Jun 2009
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6 Reviews

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Perfect Paradise...

  • 5 of 5

We have known Gwenn & Keith for a few years, having stayed in other apartments at Patio do Convento, but none of them equal their beautifully furnished and welcoming Butterfly apartment. You feel at home as soon as you walk through the door. It has everything you could wish for. Fully equipped kitchen, with everything too hand. The lounge is tastefully furnished with very comfortable seating. The wall furnishings are just amazing. There are two coffee tables that are very unusual. They are made of two large stone planters filled with stones and logs and glass tops. What you call 'top dog' design. The patio is huge and can be reached either from the kitchen or lounge and is a virtual suntrap. You get the sun from early morning until late in the evening. It has lovely colourful plants and bushes dotted around plus, there is a large glass topped table, four chairs and a large umbrella. There are four sunloungers so you can follow the sun as it moves across the patio. This apartment is all that you could wish for, a perfect home from home and more. On arrival there is a very good welcome pack.....tea, coffee, bread, butter, bottled beer and a very good bottle of Rosé. The supermarket Pingo Doce is just five minutes away and there are plenty of very good restaurants close by and also in Lagos centre. One of the best is Borsalinos which serves very good Italian food, it's about five minutes away, well worth trying.

We have been going to Lagos for the past eleven years and can both honestly say that out of all the apartments, in various places in Lagos and Patio do Convento, this is one of, if not the best apartment we have stayed in. Nothing is too much trouble for Gwenn, she'll do anything for you,she's a fountain of knowledge, and she goes that extra mile to make you feel at home. We would like to say a very big thank you to Gwenn & Keith for letting us stay at Butterfly and can't wait to come back next year. Love and best wishes. Maureen & David.x

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Maureen & David. Our guests comments are appreciated. We wish all our guests to have the perfect holiday. It is important to us they can relax, enjoy and have all the comforts of home during their stay in the sun in Butterfly apartment here in beautiful Lagos.
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Everything you could wish for!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Gwenn! What a fantastic apartment! We are frequent apartment renters - our preferred way to holiday. I often read that accommodation has "everything you could possibly want". On this occasion it was absolutely true!

The booking/organisation was easy and speedy. Gwenn responded quickly and replied to any queries ahead of arriving. Gwenn was on holiday when we were there so organised for a friend to check everything was okay for us.

The apartment is stylish and comfortable with furnishings I would be happy to have in my own home. As you walk in the door you notice the beginning of the amazing attention to detail. His and hers sun hats; umbrellas for beach and rain; trolley bag for supermarket shopping; beach bag. The kitchen has all necessary equipment including coffee maker and water filter- and then you discover the cool box and ice blocks for days out/at the beach! The TV has English channels and tons of movies. There were loads of clean towels for home and beach; books; games; inflatables for beach - basically really really everything you could wish for!

And then........the patio! Wow! It is huge and gets the sun all day in different areas. There are lots of gorgeous plants that make you feel like you have your own garden. The patio furniture is good quality and the BBQ is fabulous! Easy to use and easy to clean. We have holidayed in the apartment complex twice before and envied people staying here because of the outside space - but couldn't believe our luck when inside exceeded our expectations.

Thanks Gwenn. You will absolutely be our first choice for our next visit!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a fantastic review. Very much appreciated. So pleased you enjoyed your holiday. Sorry I missed you. Look forward to meeting you next time.
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Amazing place

  • 5 of 5

We've just returned from our month long holiday in Gwenn and Keith's fantastic apartment- our 3rd time there.The apartment is extremely comfortable and well equipped with a huge patio area where you can sunbathe all day.Gwenn and Keith are so friendly and helpful and Lagos is a great place to stay- there's lots to do but the town retains its historical character.The beautiful sandy 4km Meia Praia beach is a 20 minute walk away and there are lots of boat trips you can take from the marina.If you want to travel around,the Onda and Eva buses are on your doorstep and the train station a 10 minute walk.On a practical note,the excellent Pingo Doce supermarket is close by. Thank you so much to Gwenn and Keith for helping to make our stay so enjoyable.Look forward to seeing you next August for our next stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Barbara & Geoff. See you next year. Lagos just gets better & better doesn`t it and still so cheap to eat out at the numerous fabulous restaurants? Where else in Europe do you get such good value for money? For those of you who haven`t been to the Western Algarve you are missing a treat.
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fantastic holiday

  • 5 of 5

Hi my husband Tim and i just back from atwo wk stay in butterfly .Its our3rd time there and we've booked again .Firstly our host gwenn and her husband keith are the most helpful and considerate couple ever.gwenn went out of her way to help us when we needed support and could not do enough for us .The apartment next fantastic alarge patio with massive space and an apartment with every amenity you need for awonderful relaxing holiday .Icannot say enough good things not enough space.Once again gwenn and keith thanks and cant wait till next time.Linda and Tim.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Linda & Tim for your kind comments. Also thank you for respecting the apartment and watering the pot plants during your stay. See you next year. Gwenn & Keith
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What a find

  • 5 of 5

We are a mature couple who have just returned from a holiday at this apartment. The apartment was amazing. The patio/terrace so spacious and private and all ours for two weeks. Every conceivable thing has been thought of for the use of the holidaymaker. We hardly moved as everything we needed was there. A very, very relaxing holiday. It is ideally situated, close to the bus station and about a five minute walk to the lovely town of Lagos and beaches. We would like to thank Gwenn for all her hard work and help, nothing was too much trouble. We will be back next year - we have already booked!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A little Gem

  • 4 of 5

Butterflies is a little gem. Well positioned for most facilities; just a moment to a café and snack bar. Two supermarkets are 5 minutes away as is the Bus Station. With an Onda Bus card at 10 Euro, here is access to the whole town and many outlying seaside villages for 80 Cents per trip. Bars and restaurants are in abundance after just an interesting 10 minute stroll to the town, and then the charm of the many little streets and shops takes over.

A swimming pool is on site but if you fancy the beach try the 4Km+ stretch of sand just 15 minute walk, known as Meia Praia, or the restaurants and snack bars over the Cantilever bridge from the Avenida (Prom) to the Marina on your way. The Railway Station is there and the prices very reasonable. The charm of Lagos is that there is always plenty to do and see.

The apartment is ground floor with three doors to a very large interesting and secure L shaped patio with lots of scope. The outside furniture is very comfortable and there are two large sunshades if required. The building is modern and secure, and the rooms airy and well appointed. There is air conditioning/heating.

The owners have given much thought to the equipment provided. The lounge is comfortable and features a good sized Smart TV accessing British programs. A comfy easy chair and sofa provide the seating. Actually the sofa is a bed settee, but you would not know. There are plenty of books, DVD’s and a radio.

The bedroom with built in wardrobe boasts either 2 single beds or one double, or is it a triple! Very comfortable. The bathroom is just nice, and you will probably not need the heated floor.

A garage area under the block will take your hire car, with easy access to the apartment, and if you need help and advice the British owner is relatively close by, easily contactable, very friendly and helpful.

Butterflies makes a most pleasant, comfortable and easily managed base for a holiday, long or short. Just don’t book it when we want to go.

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW. Fantastic. Very pleased with this review and rating. All the hard work of setting it up and keeping guests happy have paid off.
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From the Owner

A very spacious 1 bedroom apartment. The location is fantastic. No need to hire a car. A short walk to town, marina, bus station, train station. Numerous restaurants/cafe`s/bars nearby. 3 fabulous beaches within 5mins - 30minutes walk.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 100 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Luis`s at 10 Metres Nearest Golf : Palmares or Boavista at 5 Kilometres Nearest Train : Lagos Station at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A22 at 2 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Chef Artur at 50 Metres Nearest Beach : Town beach at 0.5 Kilometres Car: not necessary

Lagos town beach is approx 10 mins walk via the promenade. Meia Praia beach which is totally unspoilt is 6km long of golden sand is 15 mins walk or a few mins via the small ferry boat from the promenade. Donna Ana beach around the bay of Lagos is the most sheltered beach and is a good 25 mins walk along the cliffs or Porto Mos beach is a further 15 mins walk. All the beaches are a few mins drive or a ride on the local buses from the bus station which is a 2 mins walk from the apartment.


Faro airport is the nearest airport. A 50 mins drive to Lagos. If you would like to see other areas around Lagos a new fleet of local buses can take you all over Lagos, outlying beaches and villages as far as Luz and Burgau for as little as 1 euro. We can assist /advise with travel arrangements if required regarding hire car, transfer bus or taxi.


Within 20 mins drive from Lagos you can either be in the beautiful green countryside, in one of the many small villages, on one of the surfers paradise beaches or one of the many tranquil golden sandy beaches on the west coast, or up in the Monchique Mountains with the most fantastic views, shopping in Portamao and stopping for lunch on the harbour enjoying fresh sardines.

Further Details:

Lagos has everything and offers holiday makers beautiful sandy beaches, old cobbled streets, picturesque squares decked with cafe/bars, restaurants, shops and a Marina, and supermarkets and banks all nearby. With a wealth of entertainment to suit everybody. A spectacular coastline and over 3,000 hours of sunshine each year, the Western Algarve offers a perfect holiday destination.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
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1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A non refundable deposit of 25% is required by bank transfer to be paid at time of booking to reserve the apartments. Remaining money to be paid on arrival in cash equivalent in euros.

Please note...This property is legal to rent and has a rental license (license ref no.6196/AL) Therefore as in Hotels the law now requires we obtain a copy of our guests full name & passport number.

Changeover Day:
Min stay is 3 nights except Xmas & New Year. Changeover day is flexible depending on previous bookings therefore arrival/departure times to be accommodated within reason. Free internet.

Notes on prices:
A discount price would be available on a minimum stay of 4 weeks or more from November - March

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: 07-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

The property has it`s own huge pateo with sun all day or with umbrellas for shade if needed. Sun loungers, table & chairs, webber mobile BBQ. Pot plants.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • town


  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Full bathroom with shower over bath and hand rail, WC, bidet, heated towel rail, hairdryer and under-floor heating.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/4 1 bedroom +sofa bed + z bed on request Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with super king size bed or can be 2 single beds on request, wardrobes, fixed safe, bedside tables, heater/air con unit. Patio door with double locks and electric shutters leading onto south facing patio (sun all day).


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: We provide a friendly, welcome service and a welcome pack is provided on arrival. We can assist /advise with travel arrangements if required. No smoking and no pets. Fitted safe. Z bed and cot available. A very safe ground floor apartment and only available to mature people. Not suitable for late night parties (apartment complex is very near to the GNR Police Station). Ideal for couples. Sleeps 3 people comfortably or a family with 2 children under 14 yrs of age but not suitable for 4 adults. The apartment has direct access to the patio from the kitchen, living room and bedroom. The living and bedroom have wall mounted heating/air con units. The kitchen has a mobile radiator and the bathroom has under-floor heating. Also fitted is a smoke alarm, carbon monoxide detector. Fire extinguisher. A first aid kit and a sewing kit are also provided as are umbrella and walking sticks. All patio doors are double glazed with double locks for extra security and electronic shutters. Free internet. Outside: The apartment is southwest facing (sunny) and looks out towards the garden/play area & pool. It has a large patio off the kitchen, living room and bedroom (with a wall approx 1 metre high), furnished with comfortable table and chairs, sun loungers and sun umbrellas for shade. Utility Room: Iron, ironing board, clothes dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Price includes provision of beach towels, towels and bedding which are changed on every 7th day or on 5th day of a 10 day stay. At which time the bathroom and floors are also cleaned. Other: Store room on patio contains mobile gas BBQ and large sunshade umbrella and step ladders.

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