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Lagos old town, Unique townhouse with large private patio, 2 bedrooms sleeps 4,

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Traditional house, large private patio BBQ WIFI Cable TV. Old town, near beach

If you are looking for a tratitional Portuguese townhouse, full of atmosphere, character, charm, but with modern necessities thrown in. Close to Lagos centre and the beach, but in a quiet ares then look no further, this is the one!

This beautiful house, painted white with blue window surrounds, has been lovingly and thoughtfully restored. Its location is superb, set in a quiet cobbled street, close to the Tivoli Hotel and away from the noise of the restaurants and bars, yet only 350 metres (a few minutes’ walk) from Lagos centre.

The focal point of the house is a gorgeous private patio garden complete with ivy covered walls and herbs growing in the borders. The owner has added a touch of the modern with a dining table and chairs, and a Weber BBQ. The perfect spot for sunbathing, reading, surfing the net, relaxing and of course open air dining. To find a house in the centre of Lagos with a patio like this is a true treasure.

On entering the property you immediately feel at home, like the family of swallows who adorn the entrance hall wall, from which the house

derives its name. The house retains so of its original features and is full of light due to every room having a window to the outside. The hall, dining / breakfast room and kitchen have beautiful, newly tiled floors which have been cleverly designed to look like the original floor tiles.

The kitchen has a black granite work surface and all the modern appliances that you would expect to find including washing machine, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave, oven and hob. Windows from the kitchen and the breakfast room look out onto the patio.

A separate hall wraps around from the entrance toward the front of the house and double wooden doors which open into a very light and airy lounge. The floors are all original wood and the walls which are painted in a soft pale blue are decorated with vintage images of Lagos, taken by Lagos photographer António Crisogno dos Santos in the 1930’s. There is a plasma TV, Cable & WIFI. 3 sets of windows open onto the street named after the photographer. When the windows are open the scent of oranges fills the room from the Laranjeira (Orange tree). Lean far enough out and you might just be able to pick an orange straight from the tree.

On the same floor is a bathroom with Shower, WC, vanity unit and 2 doors! One leads back to the breakfast room and one to the hall and lounge!

Wooden stairs lead up to the 2 bedrooms, a twin room and a double room Both have original wrought iron beds, but rest assured the mattresses are new!. In the middle of the 2 is a dressing room, and a WC. The double room and the hallway look out onto the patio, the twin room faces the side and dressing room and WC have views to the front. The windows in the bedrooms have internal wooden shutters, as do the rest of the windows throughout the house.

NOTE, for winter lettings, the owner will supply 2 oil radiators for and additional cost of just €10 per day

More Details

Property Manager
Sarah Marques Neves
Member since: 2003
Speaks English, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 April, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Lagos in Lagos

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Family bathroom located downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Upstairs WC + sink
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing

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Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

Lagos old town, Unique townhouse with large private patio, 2 bedrooms sleeps 4,
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews

Quaint and very clean.

  • 4 of 5

The house is lovely, spotlessly clean, and ideally located in a quiet area with close access to the city centre and beach. It is quite large and possibly the most charming home I've ever stayed in. It's flooded with natural light, but has the original interior wood shutters for privacy. Having 2 bathrooms is a great feature, as is the completely private and cute courtyard.

I absolutely loved this house, but I must admit, winter is probably not the ideal time to stay here. Heaters are available for an extra fee and are definitely needed! I would recommend one for each room, as we only had 2 and we were constantly moving them around. I'm not sure the electrical panel could support more than 2 though, as we did have an issue with the power going off.

Another area that could use improvement is the kitchen. It is poorly equipped with dishes, cutlery and utensils and there was nothing in terms of paper towel, dish detergent, dish cloths etc. Also, you will not find any basic necessities food wise, not even salt and pepper. Stocking the kitchen with some of these items would be a low cost but huge improvement, in my opinion. There is an option to have shopping done in advance, for a nominal fee, which is a nice feature. However, at the other locations we stayed, a welcome package (food, wine, oranges, water, buns, cold meat, cheese, pastries) awaited us and was greatly appreciated. The last thing a weary traveler wants to do is go in search of food in a strange environment.

The positives definitely outweigh the negatives and I would stay here again, in a heartbeat.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Old town charm

  • 4 of 5

We rented Casa das Andorinhas town house for a family holiday in August 2016. The house is in great condition and retains many original features, but has been well maintained with modern bathrooms and kitchen with all the latest tech we all expect (wi-fi, Wide screen TV etc.) The house is light, bright and tastefully decorated with simple white walls and a courtyard garden that provides great outdoor space to eat or entertain, all in complete privacy.

The house itself is situated on a corner in the North end of the old town away from the busiest and loudest night life spots, but within easy walking distance of the town centre itself (5 minutes walk) and from Casa das Andorinhas it will take you 10 minutes to walk to the best nightlife and we spent most of our time at the Batata beach with is a leisurely 15 minute stroll through the centre of town, which is a great walk to begin and end the day.

Casa das Andorinhas provides easy access to the motorways and ring roads that allow easy connection to the major roads and attraction in the area along with a number of supermarkets within a 5 minute drive or a local supermarket within a 10 minute walk. If you are driving you will need to find a place to park on the street (which can be challenging at times) but this task far outweighed the choice of renting further out of town in a more modern villa with a drive as you are in the centre of town and able to walk everywhere.

Please bear in mind that there is no Air conditioning at the house and if you are staying in the height of summer then it can get warm at night so if you want aircon and absolute peace and quiet then maybe a Villa slightly out of town would be a better choice. We enjoyed being in the heart of Lagos and thoroughly enjoyed our time at Casa das Andorinhas.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Schöner Urlaub

  • 4 of 5

Das Haus liegt ideal. Die Ausstattung ist komfortabel und wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt.

Im Frühjahr muss man allerdings bedenken, dass das keine Heizung hat.

Gerne kommen wir wieder.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Very nice house with lovely patio very close to the center of Lagos

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place. Everything is provided and the house was even cleaned twice with clean towels and sheet.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wunderbares Haus in perfekter Lage

  • 5 of 5

Ein wunderbares Haus in perfekter Lage! Wir waren wirklich begeistert von dem lievoll renovierten Altstadthaus!

Die Küche bietet alle Annehmlichkeiten, die man braucht, das Wohnzimmer ist gemütlich mit Fernseher und W-Lan, das Bad zauberhaft und die Schlafzimmer zweckmäßig eingerichtet. Es ist genügend Platz für vier Leute. Die Betten sind auch bequem.

Das Haus liegt am Rande der Altstadt, einfach über den Berg, dann ist man Mitten in der Fußgängerzone der wunderbaren Stadt Lagos. Parkplätze gab es - zumindest jetzt in der Nachsaison - immer direkt vor der Haustüre. Direkt gegenüber ist ein kleiner Tante-Emma-Laden, dort gibt es morgens frische Semmeln. Nebenan ist ein kleines Restaurant, nix besonderes, aber ein netter Wirt und ordentliches Essen. Unser Restaurant-Tipp: Das Oxala, marokkanische Küche, einfach über den Berg, am Anfang der Fußgängerzone vor dem ersten Platz auf der rechten Seite!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Maison de charme...rare.

  • 5 of 5

Cette maison possède un charme fou,à tel point qu'on la quitte à regrets.

Elle est idéalement située dans le centre,mais sans avoir les inconvénients des "déambulations nocturnes" de touristes avinés.Calme absolu,les chambres donnant sur le patio.Equipement très complet.(On peut juste regretter qu'il n'y ait pas un peu plus de couverts ) .Tout était très propre.La maison est à 3 minutes à pieds du magnifique marché au poisson.Il y a des petites supérettes très proches, ainsi que tous les restaurants et boutiques de cette jolie ville.Vous pouvez laisser votre voiture et tout faire à pieds,même la plage.

L'accueil a été très cordial,et nous avons même pu entrer avant l'heure prévue.

Je ne pense pas que l'on puisse trouver mieux à Lagos si on aime la tranquillité et l'authenticité (qui manque à certains endroits).

Je recommande très vivement cette location et je n'en voudrais pas d'autre si je retourne dans cette ville.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
89 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
Luis Bar or Tivoli Lagos Luna Bar
Nearest Golf
3.5 Kilometres
Boavista or Palmares
Nearest Train
750 Kilometres
Lagos train station
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
Patio Velho, Tivoli Lagos or O Artistas
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Batata or Meia Praia
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Lagos, Algarve

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Season
17 Apr 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
High Season
30 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Season
15 Jul 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
11 Sep 2017 - 15 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Mid Season
16 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Low Season
3 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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