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Newly Renovated Two Bedroom Property With Roof Terrace Offering Great Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

A two bedroom two bathroom house with air conditioning in Lagos Historic centre

Casa Sebastiao is an old house painstakingly renovated to a high standard, situated within the Lagos city walls. The house provides a high standard of comfort while retaining the feel of a gracious old property. There are two terraces, a small breakfast terrace outside the living room and the other a roof terrace, offering great views of the bustling harbour and the 5km stretch of Meia Praia beach, and beyond. The house is entered by wooden double doors which open onto a spacious kitchen dining room. The granite topped island in the centre of the kitchen provides a great work surface, and the kitchen is well equipped with induction hob, electric oven, kettle, microwave, fridge/freezer, coffee maker and toaster. On this floor is the double bedroom plus annexe, suitable for an extra bed or for use as a child's room. There is also a utility room equipped with washer and dryer, and a family bathroom with bath and shower, handbasin and w.c. A hand made wooden staircase leads up to an airy living room, and twin bedroom with en suite shower room and w.c, and the airy living room. There is air conditioning in the kitchen/dining room, double and twin bedroom, as well as the living room on the first floor.Off the living room is a small terrace with table and chairs, and an external staircase leads up to the roof terrace with its wonderful 360 degree views over the harbour, beach and countryside surrounding Lagos. There is a Weber charcoal barbecue for use on either of the terraces for al fresco dining. The upper terrace is also equipped with sun umbrella, loungers, table and chairs so as to get the best of the views and the sunshine. The property is fully equipped with towels and bed linen, plus basic foodstuffs and dishwasher and washing machine tablets. We also put a food pack in the fridge and some fresh fruit as a welcome gift.

Registration Number : 913/AL

Mary Palmer
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 April, 2018

About Mary Palmer

We have lived in the Algarve for more than 25 years, working and bringing up our two children. They have now moved to the UK but we still see a lot of them when they come over for holidays. We now spend our time enjoying the outdoor life here and doing a variety of sporting activities, including running, swimming and cycling, as well as looking after the farm we have lived on since we moved to the Algarve, and of course our dog and cats. We love the relaxed life style we enjoy here, and as well as owning this house we have three other holiday properties which also keep us busy throughout the year

Mary Palmer purchased this house in 2008

Why Mary Palmer chose Lagos Centre

We decided to add this house to our portfolio because of its location. Set within the city walls of Lagos, it is a great place to stay as it is so conveniently located for Lagos town centre. It is a two minute walk into the middle of the bustling town, with its narrow cobbled streets, pedestrian zones, busy restaurants and lively night life. Lagos also boasts its own train station, with trains going across the Algarve to the Spanish border and north to Lisbon, Porto and beyond. There is also a good network of local buses and the taxi rank is a five minute walk away. We love the countryside but also enjoy the city life, with its friendly cafes and proximity to shops and restaurants

What makes this house unique

The roof terrace was the deciding factor in our purchase of this house. The house is set on the hill above the fish and vegetable market, and offers great views. There is always something to look in the fishing harbour with the boats delivering their catch to the dock, and the unspoilt stretch of Meia Praia, is a view you can never tire of. Lagos town itself is also delightful, with the local population always ready to welcome visitors.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house Lagos Centre Lagos

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , The family bathroom has separate shower cubicle and bath tub
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This bathroom is the ensuite of the twin bathroom
  • The family bathroom is on the same level as the double bedroom and kitchen dining room. The ensuite is on the upper level, in the twin bedroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , This bedroom has an annexe for a cot or child's bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , This bedroom has an en suite bathroom and air conditioning
  • The double bedroom is on the entrance level, with family bathroom near by. It has a built in wardrobe, and there is a small room annexed to it which is ideal for a couple with a small child or baby. The twin bedroom upstairs is next to the living room and has an en suite shower room and toilet.
  • Books
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
On arrival guests will find a welcome food pack consisting of bread, fruit, milk etc, plus we keep the house stocked with basics, tea, coffee, oil, condiments, dishwasher and washing machine detergent and so on. Casa Sebastiao is on the two upper floors of the property. On the level below is a studio, with separate entrance onto the street below, that has a double bed and can be rented from us in order to provide additional sleeping accommodation.


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Newly Renovated Two Bedroom Property With Roof Terrace Offering Great Views
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews

Well equipped, spacious home, great position and views of the beach and marina

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week at the end of March and thoroughly enjoyed this lovely home. Spacious, clean, very well presented and thoughtfully equipped - we were able to cater in whenever we felt like it, relax on the roof top terrace, breakfast on the lower terrace and read and play games in the living room. Great to have two bathrooms and the house is just perfectly situated close enough to the centre but not at all noisy and with fantastic views of the marina and Meia Praia beach. Easy walking distance of many excellent cafes, restaurants and bars not to mention shops! We would definitely recommend:)

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed the house and the location

  • 4 of 5

It was home away from home. Lots of space and Mary was there to welcome us and provide some food basics which was really nice. We loved the location and although the weather did not cooperate we enjoyed our time in Lagos.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved our stay here

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent six weeks here mid-January/February and enjoyed it immensely. One of the best equipped places we hav stayed. Mary is delightful and helpful but not intrusive. Beautiful views from the two decks over the marina and beach. Great central location so an easy walk most everywhere. Definitely recommend it. Thanks Mary.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The apt. with a view

  • 5 of 5

We were meeting our friends who had a boat in the marina at Lagos and were looking for a place close to there.We found the perfect place. The kitchen was nicely stocked,the bedrooms and second family room were very nice. Outside the family room was a landing going up to the roof deck. The landing had a grill which we used for grilling octopus and fresh sardines.Perfect. The roof top deck had one of the best sunrise stops I have seen. Rising over the beach and marina. Location good for markets,wonderful fish and vegetable below and great small commercial grocery store just down the street. The winding streets at times were hair pulling at times since we had a car.However there was great free parking by the old Moor wall near by. We loved the windows which we open wide at night to let in the coolness and sounds of the area. Some nights the local bar bands played fairly late and being up on the hill the sounds drifted up to us. Otherwise we loved the place and even ran into Mary on the street when we were having rental car issues and her skill in Portuguese helped greatly.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location for our stay in Lagos

  • 4 of 5

Apartment is up a bit of a hill but this did not affect our one week holiday with friends and the spectacular views would not be there without its location . Mary met us at apartment as arranged and after showing us around left us to our vacation but was always on hand for any issues that may have arisen. This was our first visit to Lagos and we absolutely loved it and the apartment played a big part. On arrival a welcome pack of Butter, bread, milk, ham, eggs, wine, fruit, cheese and : sorry I have forgotten the rest, was an unexpected bonus and much appreciated. Each level had one bedroom and bathroom and the showers were very good. The roof terrace was a splendid bonus and was well used. The kitchen on the ground floor was well appointed and comfortable. All manner of Bars, shops, restaurants, cafes, supermarkets were within a few minutes walk. Marina and beaches were only 10 minutes away. As mentioned we stayed there with friends and everyone had a super holiday. Although there were a very small number of things I thought could be improved I would Highly Recommend this property and am sure you will not be disappointed. Did I mention the view from the roof terrace ?? Well it was wonderful taking in the hills, marina , beach and views down the Algarve coastline as far as Portimao. Thank you very much

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home from home. Right in the centre of everything!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely warm welcome from Mary and John. Great welcome pack too! The house just feels like home and has everything you could possibly need for a fabulous holiday. Brilliant roof terrace with fantastic views. Within walking distance to station, beach, marina, restaurants and shops. We had a fantastic holiday and didn't want to come home. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Kilometres
Lagos town centre
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Boa Vista Golf Course
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
Lagos town centre
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Lagos town beach
Car: not necessary

The town of Lagos has a long history and is associated with exploration of the New World. There is a town museum and various attractions celebrating this theme. Casa Sebastiao is inside the city walls, which wrap round the historic centre, and enclose the narrow winding cobbled streets. There are several beaches within walking distance of the house, and the main beach Meia Praia, can be reached by a footbridge. This is an expanse of 5km of golden sands, and there is always space on it for sunworshipping or enjoying the ocean. It also boasts several bars/restaurants along its length for a relaxed lunch. Lagos has a thriving marina, which is lined with cafes and bars, and is also reached across the footbridge. It is not necessary to have a car to enjoy a holiday in Lagos but it does give more freedom to explore the glorious West coast, with its stunning unspoilt beaches. These are becoming well known as a surfer's paradise, and many companies offer tuition and equipment hire. It is also possible to go out on a boat from Lagos harbour, either a rowing boat with outboard to explore the caves and grottos, a bigger traditional sailing boat for a day's sailing and a swim, or a fishing boat to try your luck at catching some fresh fish for dinner. There is an excellent zoo about 8kms outside Lagos, set in beautiful countryside. Here there is a good show of primates, birds and other creatures, plus a section especially suitable for younger visitors.


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Once the deposit is received the property will be shown as reserved. Guests must supply me with travel details so that we can agree a suitable time and place to meet on arrival, as I always meet guests in person (or send a representative if I am not available) to show guests the property, hand over keys, and answer any questions the guest may have.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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