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Luxurious Apartment with Pool in a sort after area of the Western Algarve

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Heated Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Apartment in Porto de Mos, Lagos, Western Algarve, Portugal - 3 mins to the Beach

This modern apartment forms part of a wonderfully landscaped and irrigated block consisting of just 12 apartments which enjoy a secluded communal and children's pool with ample parking space. The property is ideal for families with children being very secure with walled gardens and gates.

The rooms are all fully air-conditioned throughout and include a living/dining room, hallway, Master bedroom and en-suite bathroom with dual wash basins, Jacuzzi bath, WC and bidet plus a guest bedroom and separate bathroom with hydro massage shower. The bedroom facilities have an added advantage being flexible enough to offer either single or double beds in both bedrooms which is ideal for up to 4 people who want the flexibility to choose single or double beds living arrangements.

The modern fitted kitchen comes with oven, dishwasher/dryer, fridge/freezer and microwave.

The apartment also has 2 private balconies with a comfortable table and chairs overlooking the secluded pool with sun-loungers on hand for relaxation.

Throughout, the apartment has been furnished to a very high standard with quality furnishings sourced locally and from the UK which we hope will provide our guests with a relaxing and enjoyable holiday.

More Details
Registration Number : 9360/AL

Owner
Keith and Julie Amato
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
14 November, 2017

About Keith and Julie Amato

Originally from London, we moved to Essex in 1979.

I'm currently semi-retired with my own consultancy company.

Keith and Julie Amato purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Keith and Julie Amato chose Porto de Mós

We already owned a villa nearby and valued the easy way of life and unspoiled natural beauty that the locals enjoy and decided to invest in this apartment for the future and to enable our family, friends and guests to witness and appreciate what we believe is a unique location.

Although its a relatively small resort with a 1.5 km beach, the season is usually frequented by locals with a mixture of other Europeans mainly from the UK, Germany, Benelux and Scandinavian countries. It never seems to be crowded like some major resorts and we just hope we can keep this place a secret for as long as possible although word is getting out that this is the new jewel in the crown on the Western Algarve!!

Unique benefits of the property include the location and flexible sleeping accommodation which allows so much flexibility for guests and with the aid of cheap air travel, Faro has become one of the most popular airports that is serviced with direct flights from most European countries. The landscaped apartment is built to a very high standard and can be reached in under an hour from the airport and then just 3 minutes to the beach!

For golfers, this is also an ideal place at any time of year especially during winter when the weather can be exceptional compared to bleaker Northern Hemisphere. I'm a golfer myself and can provide information if so required.

What makes this apartment unique

The property is situated within a remotely controlled gated community that is well landscaped with irrigated gardens leading to a secluded communal and children's swimming pools. The apartment is comfortable for a family of 4 with modern furnishings and is conveniently located within a short 3 minute walk to the beach and restaurants or a short drive to the towns of Lagos or Praia da Luz. There is a large surface area for parking.

The coastal city of Lagos nearby has a rich maritime history that dates back more than 2,000 years. It was the home of the explorer Henry the Navigator and even the site of several naval raids in the late Middle Ages. The Romans were the first to occupy the region what is today Lagos.

Guestbook comments from the owner

NM from UK - Having just returned from your apartment, we would like to let you know what a wonderful apartment you provided which was finished to a very high standard. We went to a different beach everyday and although Antonio's on the beach was only 2 minutes walk, the apartment helped on lazy days. The atmosphere in the Old town was also great for us all. Once again thanks.



KM from UK - Lovely apartment, great location and all will want to return.



SH from Germany - we absolutely loved the apartment and the location PdM - we spent a great time there!

You shouldn't change anything in the apartment as it offers everything necessary and is really luxurious equipped.

If we should return to Algarve one day, you can be sure that we would love to stay at Colina Azul again.
Apr 2010
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Location

Lagos
Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Antonio's and Campimar
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Lagos
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Boa Vista
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Lagos
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
A22 Algarve motorway
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Antonio's and Campimar
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Porto de Mos
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Built and furnished to a high standard the apartment is in an ideal location for everyone with a wide mixture of interests ranging from water sports, golfing, cycling, walking or just lounging around. The coastal town of Lagos is nearby and is rich in history, culture and architecture having been ruled by the Romans, Moors and Spanish throughout more than 2,000 years of history and this can be seen when explored throughout the surrounding areas. It was the home of the explorer Henry the Navigator, and even the site of several naval raids in the late Middle Ages.

A visit to The Monchique mountains which rises on the west to 2963 ft is well worth a visit. There are hot sulphur springs, with baths and a sanatorium 4m. south in 'Caldas de Monchique' (Spring of Monchique). Wheat, millet, rye, beans, oranges, wine, olive oil and chestnuts are the chief products. There is a wool factory and Medronho, a local brew made from distilled Medronho berries (Arbutus/Strawberry Tree), is produced.

Coast/Beach:

The wonderful Porto de Mos beach is abt 3 mins walk from the development or abt 500m in distance.

Conte Nast Traveller magazine in 2013 voted nearby Dona Ana beach as the best in the world.

The Algarve beach fought off competition from 49 other beaches worldwide to take the top position, ahead of Song Saa Island in Cambodia and South Male Atoll beach in the Maldives.

In 2016 the same group voted Praia da Marinha the 7th best beach in Europe.

Praia do Barranco do Martinho was voted in the top 50 European beaches in Europe by The Sunday Times in January 2017. All the beaches are within a short distance.

Lagos Marina is close and offers excellent facilities both for sailing and excursions around the coast plus many dining facilities to frequent.

Travel:

The nearest International airport is Faro which is about 80km or under an hour drive by car. The nearest rail/bus station is Lagos which is about 10 minute drive away although a local bus service is provided nearby and services most local destinations including Lagos. Porto de Mos is easily accessible on the N125 and A22 motorway. Car hire is available from Faro airport or Lagos town centre. We can recommend companies that we use personally if required.

A bus service operates near the apartment

Distances:

Beach 500m. Restaurants 500m. Lagos town centre 3km. Supermarket 2km. Garage 2km. Private hospital 2km. Praia da Luz 5km. London 1.250km.

Bus service 500m

Further Details:

Details of local restaurants, amenities and other facilities will be provided prior to reaching the apartment.

The development is only a short stroll to the fantastic white sandy beach of Porto de Mos and its local restaurants.

Just a short drive away is the historic town of Lagos which offers many restaurants providing local and International cuisine as well as quality shopping and a vibrant nightlife.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment Porto de Mós, Lagos

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , The bathroom is fitted with Jacuzzi bath
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite 1 is fitted with shower over a jacuzzi bath, dual sink, WC, bidet, heated towel rail and electric shutter windows for privacy. Bathroom 2 is fitted with hydro massage shower, sink, WC, heated towel rail and electric shutter windows.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Or we can provide single beds if required
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Or we can provide single beds if required
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedrooms 1 and 2 with super king size beds which can be adapted into 2 singles. (Beds are a new concept design which can be changed to guest requirements with reasonable notice). Fitted wardrobes, bedside cabinets, vanity unit, mirror and safety deposit box.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The apartments are fully air-conditioned and ideally suitable for families with children or a group of up to people or 4 golfers who are keen to play at some of the nearby championship courses on offer and then subsequently explore the beautiful surroundings of this superb location. The owner is a golfer and is more than happy to assist with any advice. Note you can now hire clubs at Faro airport on a weekly basis which saves time and money. We can provide further details. Outside: The apartment has 2 private balconies one of which overlooks the outdoor secluded pool, Jacuzzi and gardens which is shared by just 12 apartments. Both balconies have access from both bedrooms, lounge and kitchen. A comfortable 4 seat patio table and chairs also feature overlooking the pool area. The gardens are landscaped and irrigated with beautiful flowers, trees and shrubs. Relax on the 4 sunbeds which will be provided for exclusive use when lounging around the pool area. Its just a short walk to the sandy beach or local restaurant offering local and European food. Utility Room: Vacuum cleaner, iron and ironing board, dust pan and brush, mop and bucket and cloths horse provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bathroom towels and bed linen will be provided and changed on a weekly basis. For additional services, the maid will be willing to assist guests. Any additional requirements such as baby sitting etc. can also be discussed. Other: Spacious hallway leading into living room, bedrooms and kitchen.

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5

Lovely, spacious and modern apartment in a fantastic location.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was ideal for our family holiday in Lagos. The location is superb, just a 5 minute walk to the beach and a couple of good restaurants. Lagos old town is easily reached by a 5 minute drive or you can catch a bus from the beach. There is a very good intermarche supermarket a couple of minutes drive away, having a car is highly recommended. The complex has a lovely pool area, the kids really enjoyed playing in the pool with all the donated inflatable toys whilst we sunbathed. The apartment is very well equipped, both bedrooms and the living room have air con units, this was much appreciated during the heat of summer and kept us lovely and cool. The kitchen was well equipped and had everything you would need to cook meals and the balcony with nice views over the pool area and valley was perfect for eating al fresco and enjoying a drink. We were well looked after by Keith who gave us lots of information prior to our trip and this excellent service was continued by Dina, who met us at the apartment when we arrived and was gave us lots more help and local info. We didn't have any issues during our stay but I'm sure if we had then Dina would have been able to sort them out.

I would definitely recommend this apartment to anyone looking for a lovely place to stay in our favourite part of Lagos, we were very impressed with everything and would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guests. Thank you for your recent review of our apartment in Porto de Mos, Lagos which is very much appreciated. We will also pass on your comments to Dina and hopefully look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future.
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Porta de Mos Appartment

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for three nights in July - Great apartment, well furnished, pool area very nice and relatively quiet given the time of year. Good local restaurants and excellent beach.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear James, thanks for your review. We're glad you enjoyed the facilities and local area and hope you return again. Regards Keith and Julie
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5

Impeccable apartment - highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was among the very best that we’ve stayed in as a family over the past 8 years. The booking process with Keith and Julie was flawless and the information they provided was of great help in getting to know the area. We were warmly welcomed by Dina who assured us of her availability should we need her and she was very gracious in making some provisions available for us as we arrived late at night. The apartment itself is very spacious and bright and was spotless and modern with a very high standard of finish. It is much bigger than the photos suggest and offers all that could be required for a comfortable stay. There is ample storage which suits a family with children which can sometimes mean that travelling light is a challenge! The kitchen is very well appointed and it meant that self-catering was no problem at all. Our children loved the pool which is well-maintained and is literally a few steps away. During our time there, the pool was often only used by a few families at any given time.

Porto de Mos beach is about a 5 minute walk from the apartment and my husband found it perfect for early morning walks.

We really enjoyed our stay in the apartment and would highly recommend it to anyone visiting the Lagos area. Thanks very much to Keith and Julie for being such great hosts.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your review Donna. We're so pleased you enjoyed the apartment and it's facilities and the family had a great vacation. That's our aim which we intend to maintain! Thanks Keith and Julie
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5

First class

  • 5 of 5

Apartment is of a very high standard, finished beautifully. We cooked twice in our stay and there was nothing missing. Large fridge and freezer was more than adequate for our 10 day stay. The beds were low but comfortable. There was always a constant supply of hot water and both showers were powerful. The pictures and descriptions are just as it is. The swimming pool area is clean but unfortunately no sun parasols at all.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Pamela, we're pleased you enjoyed the apartment and had a wonderful vacation. We take onboard your comments about parasols but our main aim is to ensure you have an apartment worthy of your stay. There are areas around the pool where you can find some shade but to enable us to keep our costs down we have to weigh up what our guests prefer and we have as you can see concentrated on the apartment itself and going that extra mile with your comforts internally. Having said that, we will look into this with our other neighbours and management team. Keith and Julie.
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5

Beautiful apartment, fabulous stay!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in Porto de Mos before and simply adore the area. This was our first time in this lovely apartment.

It can be said that holiday apartments are much of a muchness; this is certainly not the case here. We were very impressed with the personal touches - plenty of towels provided, including beach towels, washing up essentials, salt & pepper, ice, hand soap and bin liners are not the norm but were all provided in this apartment. It is tastefully furnished and spacious.

Two balconies ensure that you have sun in the morning and evening, and the pool was clean with comfortable loungers for guests.

We were impressed with the instructions provided and the recommendation for restaurants and days out.

The owners were so helpful leading up to our stay and we had the services of an in resort rep if we needed her. All in all, we would highly recommend this apartment for your next stay in Porto de Mos. We hope to return in the future. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Karol thank you for your review which helps us to provide a service to our guests and also listen to ideas and suggestions to enable us to maintain our standards. We hope you return to Porto de Mos and allow us to provide our apartment to you and your family again. Enjoy the rest of summer. Regards Keith and Julie.
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5

Great apartment, excellent location.

  • 5 of 5

Brilliant, spacious apartment in an excellent location.

The apartment is immaculate with a great kitchen and two superb bathrooms, we couldn't have wished for anything better. Lovely pool and surrounds and very secure parking.

The beach is 5 minutes walk away with two great restaurants if you don't want to drive in the evening.

The busy town of Lagos is 5 minutes drive with good supermarkets, lots more restaurants and quaint shops within the old town walls.

Dina, who will greet you at the apartment is really friendly and helpful and there to help.

Thank you Keith & Julie, we'll certainly be back!

Sue & Les, Cheshire.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment Porto de Mós, Lagos region

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Late Autumn/Winter
1 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£400
for 2 nights
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£200
£600
 
 
Xmas/New Year
16 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
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£200
£650
 
 
Winter/Early Spring
5 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
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£200
£600
 
 
Spring
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
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£200
£725
 
 
Summer
1 Jul 2018 - 5 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
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£200
£925
 
 
Autumn/Winter
6 Sep 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
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£200
£625
 
 
Xmas/New Year
16 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£600
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£675
 
 
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£750
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
a 25% deposit is requested at the time of booking with the balance payable at least 65 days prior to arrival. A refundable key/security deposit equivalent to £150 is required at time of booking or in cash and payable prior to arrival to cover damages or breakages etc as outlined.
To keep the apartment clean and fresh for all our guests and abide with certain insurance regulations, a no smoking policy and strictly no pets apply in the apartment and on the balconies.

Changeover Day:
We will try to work with our guests but our preferred check in time is after 2pm on date of arrival and check out by 10am on date of departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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