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Apartment In Lagos, Western Algarve, Close To Town/beach With Pool And Sea Views

Overview

Property

Updated: 03-Dec-2016
Apartment in Lagos, Western Algarve, Portugal - Few Yards From Old Town, 10 Mins Walk To Beach. Views From Every Room

The beauty of this apartment is that although it is the top floor of only a two floor building, it has an elevated position with commanding views of the Old Town and beaches, from all rooms.

The apartment lies just a few metres from the Old Town wall opening and 10 minutes walk from the beach. You don't need a car but there is plenty of free parking at the door if you have one.

Newly furnished and updated for 2016, the apartment is equipped with every amenity you could wish for, three flat screen TVs, Bluray/DVD/CD player with movies. Over 100 IPTV Channels including UK, German, French and other languages stations. IPOD Dock, Airconditioiner and of course super fast hi-speed WiFi is included.

The apartment is registered with the Turismo de Portugal, license number 13182/AL

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Lou and Claire moved to the Algarve from Australia and have enjoyed making a new home in Lagos in the Western Algarve.

"It's a large enough town to be busy and have every imaginable facility and yet it is a walkable, relaxed town with lovely old streets, beautiful beaches and a year round holiday spirit. We love it!"

Lou and Claire, and their Australian cattle dog, Lilli, love to share the Lagos experience with visitors who all comment on the beautiful views from the apartment.

"We enjoy a walk around the old town in the morning and a quiet cup of coffee in one of the many cafes. If we get the chance we walk to the beach during the day. In the evenings there is an endless choice of bars, shops and restaurants to while away the evening."

Lou and Claire warmly welcome you to Lagos.

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Speaks English, Italian

7 Reviews

5
based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

5

Beautiful home from home (but with much better views)

  • 5 of 5

We, my husband and me, stayed at this beautiful property from 26 August to 9 September 2016. The booking arrangements leading up to our stay were very straightforward and stress free, and Claire was a pleasure to deal with.

Our first impressions of the property were very good as all the facilities you could ever need for your holiday are provided. The apartment is smart, very well furnished and, of course, has fantastic views over Lagos and beyond. The location is well situated, and convenient for the beach, supermarkets and Lagos town centre.

During the days we either went to Maia Praia beach or stayed around the beautiful pool area, which the photos really do not do justice. It was usually deserted and we had the whole pool area to ourselves. Both the pool itself and surrounding area are kept immaculately clean and really are so beautiful.

A special thank you needs to go to Claire though as, although she wasn’t able to offer us a late check out due to the arrival time of the next guests, she really did go above and beyond to make sure we enjoyed our last day and that all the facilities were still available for us to use even though we’d had to vacate the apartment.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and, if we do return to Lagos one day, would not hesitate to choose “Views of Lagos” again, nor to recommend. In fact, we would defy anyone not to have a wonderful stay in Lou and Claire's fantastic apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Stunning apartment in a fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay and Lou and Claire were really helpful. They kindly sorted out a taxi transfer for us from the airport which made the whole trip very easy indeed. The apartment was spacious, clean, bright and airy with stunning views. We enjoyed exploring Lagos and the wide variety of restaurants and would happily return. The pool and surrounding area was also very clean. Overall excellent!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful place in prime location

  • 5 of 5

We were 4 guys on a Kite surf trip in Lagos. The apartment offered us more than enough space and a very comfortable home base after exhausting days out in the wind.

A short 5 - 10 minute walk is enough to reach downtown Lagos for dinner and drinks or a stroll around the old town.

Supermarkets and other essential infrastructure are nearby. Claire and Lou were lovely and supremely helpful hosts.

All in all, we couldn't have asked for more, so thank you very very much!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely stay, lovely apartment!

  • 5 of 5

I really needed some time out and came out from the UK for a few days in the Algarve. It was a new destination for me and so to have the comfort and accessibility of the apartment and beautiful views of Lagos, was really great. It’s very well equipped and a great location – I could walk to absolutely everything within a few minutes – and the views really were amazing! I enjoyed just sitting on the balcony or in the sunroom or lying by the pool, it was so relaxing. I could have stayed much longer and will definitely come back!

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so happy to hear that Views of Lagos provided a relaxing destination and a place to get away from it all. The Algarve sunshine probably helped too! Thanks for providing your feedback!
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My amazing time in Portugal paradise.

  • 5 of 5

I had heard about the Views of Lagos apartment from friends and loved the idea of the location and the facilities like the pool and roof terrace. So my husband and I visited with another couple and had the most amazing stay!

It’s so close to everything and we loved exploring the old town and walking to the many restaurants and bars. It’s easy to get to the beach and a lot of the time we just enjoyed sitting by the pool or on the balcony.

We’ve been coming to the Algarve for years and I’d go so far as to say that this holiday apartment is the pick of the bunch in Lagos! The photos don’t even do it justice. I’d say don’t hesitate, just book it!

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect holiday destination

  • 5 of 5

Portugal was one of the stops on our European holiday (from Australia) and we didn’t know anything about it. Lagos turned out to be an absolute gem of a destination and because of the fabulous location of Views of Lagos it became our favourite place of the whole trip!

The apartment is spacious and bright and really comfortable and my son loved the pool, but of course it doesn’t get its name for no reason – the views are simply spectacular! It was such a pleasure to wake up each morning to see the sea and within a minute we could walk into the beautiful old town or to the beach. Views of Lagos is a little slice of paradise in the Algarve and now that we know it’s here we will visit again for sure!

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

We were lucky enough to find our Views of Lagos apartment two years ago and happily rented it until having the recent good fortune to purchase it. It is a very spacious top floor apartment. Of course the views are what draw you in immediately as they span a 180 degree vista, from the mountain of Monchique, across Meia Praia beach and the Bay of Lagos, right across the old town to the ancient city wall. The loungeroom and balcony have prime views but the nice thing is that every room has a view of something - old town, new town and the old wall. Being just outside the city wall, the old town is on the doorstep, which makes for great walks and easy shopping and dining. It’s also lovely that the beaches you can see from the apartment are walking distance.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro International at 80 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : O Moinho at 200 Metres Nearest Golf : Boa Vista at 3 Kilometres Nearest Train : Lagos at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : N125 at 300 Metres Nearest Restaurant : Too many to mention ... from at 100 Metres Nearest Beach : Batata Beach at 700 Metres Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Repeatedly voted as one of the best holiday destinations in the world, the Algarve has it all. Sun, sea, a relaxed lifestyle, easy access and every type of activity you could want.

Golf, tennis, water sports, surfing, sailing and snorkeling are all popular pastimes.

You can go off-roading, enjoy nature walks or take in the historic sites.

There are several aquatic and adventure theme parks and the famous sand sculptures.

For something different you can try your hand at horse riding or fishing, indulge in cooking, painting and ceramics and visit the many quality vineyards.

And when it's time to relax you can enjoy the inexpensive and delicious local food and wine or shop for yourself at the fish and fresh food markets, or of course at one of the many supermarkets.

There are cinemas, theatres and if required, modern medical facilities.

Lagos is perfectly located for access to all that the Algarve has to offer, much of it local and the rest a very short drive away.

Coast/Beach:

Algarve beaches are voted some of the best in the world and Lagos is home to the most beautiful. The tall cliffs and rocky outcrops adorn long sandy beaches that are lapped by the turquoise water of the Atlantic Ocean.

Praia Dona Ana, Meia Praia and Batata Beach are three of the most popular beaches within walking distance of the apartment.

By car you can visit Praia da Luz, the Fortress at Sagres as well as many quiet hidden beaches off the beaten track.

Travel:

Faro airport is a 50 minute drive from Lagos. It is a well serviced international airport and taxis, hire cars and transfers can be easily arranged from here.

A train and bus service operate from Faro town centre to Lagos.

Distances:

Lagos to Faro Airport - 50:00 car

to Lisbon Airport - 2:30 car

to Aqua Shopping Centre, Portimao - 31 mins car

to Algarve Shopping Centre, Albufeira - 35 mins car

to Praia da Luz - 10 mins car

to Sagres - 32 mins car

to mountain village of Monchique - 1 hr

to surfing - 33 mins

Apartment to Centre - 2 mins walk

to Marina - 16 mins walk

to nearest beach - 10 mins walk

to post office - 2 mins walk

to local supermarket - 5 mins walk

Further Details:

Lagos is full of historical interest with it's origins dating as far back as 2000 years BC when it was known as Lacobriga.

Lagos has always had a seafaring connection, originally visited by Phoenicians and Carthaginians and then, during the 15th century, was the base for the 'voyages of the Discoveries' instigated by Henry the Navigator when trade between Africa and Portugal brought a great deal of wealth into the town.

The older part of Lagos is still circled by the city walls that were constructed during the 16th century when it was the residence of the governors of the Algarve and the fort, Ponta da Bandeira, by Batata beach is part of the 17th century fortifications that were added to protect the town.

It is truly authentic in nature and yet it is a hive of activity with excellent shops and facilities, tourist activities and cultural pursuits.

As there are over 220 cafes, bars and restaurants in Lagos, good food, entertainment and night life are here in abundance!

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Easter 2017
9 Apr 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
 
Early Summer 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
£550
for 5 nights
£770
 
 
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£880
for 7 nights
£880
 
 
Late Summer 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£550
for 5 nights
£770
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£550
for 5 nights
£770
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
Booking requests can be made by email. Please advise:
- the In date and Out date, expected time of arrival (if known), number of people.
- please tell us a bit about yourselves - e.g. where you are from and whether this is your first time to Lagos / Portugal
- tell us what you are looking for most in your holiday - e.g., relaxation, adventure, sports, shopping, dining
- let us know if we can help with any information
- your email address

The owners will reply via email to your request.

Changeover Day:
Views of Lagos apartment has a 7 night minimum however changeover days are flexible.

Let us know if you are flexible with your booking in case there is a cross-over with another party that has already booked.


Notes on prices:
Includes: Meet & greet service, Local contact throughout your holiday- Mid stay maid service for 2 weeks or longer. Credit card payments accepted using PayPal.

50% deposit required at the time of booking, followed by 50% (+ refundable security deposit) 30 days prior to the Check-in date. A security (breakages) deposit is required for all reservations, regardless of duration.

Additional Fees:
Refundable Damage Deposit €350

Members: National Assoc. Local Lodging Establishments and Fully Licensed

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

It is rare to have the combination of views and location. Everything you see you can walk to. Within 30 seconds you are through the wall and in the old town with its cobbled streets and fisherman's cottages. Even the locals agree that Lagos is authentically Portuguese so you can enjoy meandering around the old town, and still find great places to eat, live music and interesting shops. Behind the apartment is the local neighbourhood where you will see how the locals live - how they shop and the bars and cafes they frequent. The local fish and fruit and veggie market is here. It’s a real slice of life experience. At Views of Lagos you are central to absolutely everything . You can just relax around the pool or on the balcony, or take in many interesting local sights.

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

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

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • town
  • village

Attractions

  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 130 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 2 with shower, WC and Bidet. Family bathroom has a bath/shower, a WC and Bidet.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 features a large King size bed. Bedroom 2 has twin beds.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: 'Views of Lagos' is the penthouse apartment in a fully maintained condominium building. Situated in a very central location a car is not required, unless you want to explore the wider delights of the Algarve. In which case there is a very direct route in and out of town and there is easy parking directly outside the building. The apartment is on the top (2nd) floor and as well as stairs, there is a 4-person elevator to the apartment. A roof terrace, which magnificent views of Lagos, is above the apartment and there is a large shared pool just below. Outside: The apartment complex has a shared roof terrace and a shared pool area. The apartment has four sun loungers which can be moved to the terrace, pool area or you can enjoy the privacy of your own balcony. A mini Weber barbecue is located on the kitchen balcony. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included and for two week bookings they are changed mid stay. Other: As well as two sunny balconies, there is also a glassed-in outdoor sunroom which can either be opened up or fully enclosed on cooler evenings. It is equipped with a two seater sofa, two single chairs, a coffee table, ocasional tables.

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