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We stayed here in early September for 8 nights and loved the apartment. It's a 5 minute walk to the main beach car park, which we have used on other holidays. The apartment is part of a small complex which has a nice swimming pool and some sun beds which unfortunately have seen better days. The owner assures me that this is not his responsibilty and that he will flag it up.
Inside the apartment the kitchen and living area were on the top floor as you walk in and the bedrooms and bathroom are downstairs. The kitchen was fully equipped and had a Dolce Gusto coffee maker which we used several times - the instructions are in the drawer in the hall.
The cable tv was a bit of a disappointment as there was no BBC or ITV, which we have had in other properties we have used in the past. After a few days I realised that I could log into my Netflix account using channel 88 so we had something decent to watch before going to bed.
There are two restaurants within easy walking distance, the Atlantico, which you see on your left as you enter the complex and the Gaivota Branca nestling in the sand dunes above the beach. We found the dining experience at the Atlantico a bit grim, the menu had a poor choice too. Much better was the GB, and the views/ambience were better too.
My wife and I are in our 60's and didn't fancy the 20/25 minutes walk to Lagos in the evenings, so we found it was better to use our hire car, which curtailed any drinking I might have wanted to do. No big deal as I don't drink much.
The reason I gave 4 stars and not 5 was that on two occasions I had indicated that an early check in was desired and I even received confirmation that this had been arranged. However the managing agent said that the owner had failed to pass on this info, so we were a little bit inconvenienced on arrival.
Overall however, it was a really nice relaxing experience.
Apartment has everything you would need (except microwave) including beach chairs and rings. Cool box was used daily. Weather we had was amazing, even used beach umbrella on last day! We have left a bodyboard to add to the collection too. Quiet location but a couple of beach bars nearby. Walking distance to Marina but takes about 20mins which we were happy to do for the sea view and beautiful gardens. The huge beach is just across the small railway line opposite but you hardly hear the trains. Very relaxing holiday.
Only downside was the poor Wifi in the apartment but we just used our own data allowance so not a big issue but may be for some. Would not hesitate to book Chris & Sue's lovely family home again.