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.
A two bedroom two bathroom house with air conditioning in Lagos Historic centre
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- Calendar last updated:
- 17 Dec 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.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Great property, great location
We had a great time at this property. Not only was the house perfect for a family -- spacious, with a great view and easy access to restaurants -- but Mary was very generous and provided groceries that lasted us our entire stay. This allowed us to cook at home every morning, which made things easier.
Loved the property location and the views are fabulous from the terrace. Thank you to the owner.
Well equipped, spacious home, great position and views of the beach and marina
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:)
Enjoyed the house and the location
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.
Loved our stay here
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.
The apt. with a view
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.
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.
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.