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Unique Garden Apartment in the Heart of Lagos Old City

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 462 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 - 8 nights

Overview

About the property

Recently renovated 1-bedroom apartment with patio & garden in historic Lagos

SUMMARY

Fabulous old town Lagos apartment with a unique Moroccan garden for sunbathing, eating and BBQ. Cool & stylish inside, quiet ceiling fans and just 1 minute from bars, restaurants, clubs and only a few minutes walk to the best beaches in Europe.

THE SPACE

Casinha Alegrias (The Happy House) is a unique apartment in Lagos Old Town (car not needed). It has a fabulous Moroccan courtyard garden, ideal for chilling, sunbathing, eating and BBQ´ing great fresh fish and meats from the local market (5-minute walk). The Casinha has just been renovated in the romantic Moorish style with stylish antique furniture and decor, also with super quiet ceiling fans for those warm Lagos evenings. Very quiet at night and the garden is beautifully illuminated for a truly romantic stay in one of Lagos´s finest locations.

GUEST ACCESS

You will have the whole apartment and garden to yourselves for the whole stay.

PARKING

Parking is possible on the street in front of Casinha, subject to availability. Additionally, there are 2 public parking lots within 150m of the apartment.

WIFI

Free wifi is available throughout the apartment and patio.

INTERACTION WITH GUESTS

Our property managers, Destination Algarve, are located in central Lagos. They will do a "meet & greet" upon your arrival and are always available for any problems that may arise during your stay. We leave a Lagos information pack for you with all of the best local recommendations for eating, drinking, shopping, tours and beaches.

THE NEIGHBORHOOD

Lagos Old Town is a charming and historical area, yet within 5-10 minutes walk from some of Europe´s best beaches. 400 bars, restaurants and cafe´s, great clubs, and quirky shops await you...our guests come back year after year after they have fallen in love with Lagos

GETTING AROUND

Excellent buses to all tourist points in Portugal and Spain. The train from Faro terminates at Lagos. Easy and cheap car rentals from Luz Car in Lagos and taxi´s are available 24 hours at the local taxi rank.

HOUSE RULES

The apartment and the garden are very strictly non-smoking. The apartment is very romantic and therefore only suitable for couples without children, no noisy surfers or late clubbers, as our street is a typical Portuguese old town street, it is quiet at night, so no loud parties or music after 11pm.

Pets are not allowed.

More Details

Owner
Valerie & Randy
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 July, 2017

About Valerie & Randy

Valerie and Randy have lived all over the world, from the U.S. to China, from France to Japan. We are currently living in Tokyo, Japan.

Valerie & Randy purchased this apartment in 2015

Why Valerie & Randy chose Lagos

We fell in love with this area a couple years ago and decided to look for a property that provided the best that the area has to offer. And then we found Casinha Alegrias. Located on a quiet side street in the heart of the old town and historic center of Lagos, it is an oasis of tranquility with its centerpiece Moroccan-inspired garden and patio, yet just a stone's through away from an amazing array of restaurants, bars and shops. Some of the finest beaches in Europe are only a 10-15 walk away and the majestic Costa Vincentina is but a magnificent 30-minute drive away, with its wide open spaces that attract surfers, hikers and sunbathers alike.

What makes this apartment unique

The apartment was completely renovated in 2015. The apartment is contemporary yet cozy. The outdoor living space is the highlight of the property, perfect for lounging on a sunny afternoon or enjoying a romantic al fresco dinner at night.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment Lagos Centre, Lagos

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 462 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bed dimensions are 140cm x 190cm
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews
5

This was the perfect property for what we wanted. Old town centre and lots to do.

  • 5 of 5

We like that in a private apartment you can sleep in without room service or banging doors of hotel rooms. This apartment was really in the ideal location to all amenities. The old town feel was perfect. Within yards you have a beautiful coffee shop and small market.

It's about 150 yards to the Main Street were all restaurants and shops are. It is about 5 minutes walk to the beach.

We drove to other places within 30 minutes of Lagos but found Lagos had the best to offer.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kenneth, Thank you so much for your review! We also love to be right in the old city with everything walking distance! We hope you will come back to our Casinha! Valerie & Randy
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5

Cosy,convenient and clean

  • 5 of 5

The casinha was clean and very well equipped. Last year we stayed in a rental in Gardone where we had to start our holiday by shopping for basics such as toilet paper but Valerie and Randy have thought of everything including small useful items such as a travel adaptor. Towels and beach towels provided too and a nice lady called midweek to provide a change of clean towels.

Super location close to great restaurants: the best one we found for food and service was Real Portuguese just 1 minute walk around the corner where we ate three times during the week. Also really close to fresh food markets, shops, little museums and Science Centre-all easy walking distance. Not too far either to walk to the train station for a day out e.g. Sagres and the area is well served by local bus service. The staff in the tourist information in Gil Eanes square were really helpful and can give you a free map of Lagos which is invaluable for finding your way around the maze of small streets.

It was lovely to sit in the private courtyard garden and we took the advice not to leave food unattended as the gulls had their eye on our breakfast. We also appreciated the huge fan in the bedroom-no noise and it kept the bedroom cool enough to sleep comfortably.

Thank you for the friendly welcome by Fiona from Destination Algarve too who met us at the Casinha on arrival. A most relaxing holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Julia, Thank you so very much for your review, we are very happy that you enjoyed Casinha Alegrias and beautiful Lagos! We try to make our guests feel at home and it's always rewarding to have happy guests in Casinha! Come back soon! Very best, Valerie & Randy
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Great location.

  • 3 of 5

This apartment is situated in an ideal location within the old Lagos city walls. It is an easy 2-3 minute walk to all restaurants & shops in the beautiful old city of Lagos. The apartment is small, but is okay for 2 people. Although the bed was advertised as "Queen", it is in fact a double bed, but comfortable with very nice linens. We found it difficult to get warm from the small portable heaters in the cool nights when we were there the end of February to mid March.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Pete and Bonnie, We apologize for any inconvenience you experienced during your long stay at Casinha. Indeed, the apartment is located in a traditional Portuguese building that is not made for the unusually cold weather you had. Also, you are right, the bed is a UK size of 1m40 by 1m90. We are glad that you enjoyed the neighborhood and hope you will be back to the beautiful Algarve region! Very best, Valerie & Randy
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5

Casinha Alegrias

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic! The photos don't do the apartment justice. The garden patio is quite spacious considering this is Lagos. It would make a very nice setting for a dinner for four, and yes...it belongs only to your apartment.

The location of the apartment is wonderful - central to the area of Lagos in which you will spend most of your time. A four minute stroll down one the lovely tiled roads will bring you to the main squares in Lagos. From there to one of many fine restaurants, or a walk along the waterway, a walk to one of the beautiful beaches. Terrific

The property management company will meet you at the apartment when you get into town, and will see to all your needs. Although we didn't use it, there is convertible bed/sofa, so if you plan to use that you might ask for extra bedding. The living room is a good size, with windows opening to the very quiet street.

BTW...plan on eating at least twice at the improbably named Casinha Petiscos. This is not a "snack house". Luis Rosa, chef/owner, creates exquisite meals out of the simplest of Portuguese cuisine. You will want to return (reservations accepted).

Casinha Alegrias is a terrific choice for a prolonged stay in Lagos. Take advantage of it!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lance, Thank you so much for your beautiful review! We truly love our place and hope that our guests love it as much! You're welcome to come back anytime! Sincerely, Valerie & Randy
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5

The property was as described at homeaway. it,s a wonderful property

  • 5 of 5

The property is near all Lagos attraction. All amenities are within walking distance. We had a wonderful time.I recommend this property to all who want to stay in Lagos and enjoy the historical part of this beautiful city.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Susan, Thank you so much for your very nice review! We're glad that you enjoyed Lagos and the beautiful region of Algarve! You're welcome back to our Casinha anytime! Very best, Valerie & Randy
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5

Really really great

  • 5 of 5

The property is truly lovely with a beautiful patio area which is both private and relaxing. It is within easy walking distance to everything you need in Lagos: Beautiful beaches, Marina, restaurants, too many to mention.

We had a great time relaxing in Lagos.

Ann and Davie

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ann and Davie, Thank you very much for your great feedback! We are so happy you liked Casinha Alegrias as much as we do, and we look forward to hosting you again if your travels take you back to Lagos! Very Best, Valerie & Randy
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Location

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Beach
900 Metres
Praia da Batata
Car: not necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment Lagos Centre, Lagos region

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Peak Season
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£582
for 7 nights
From
£80
 
 
Shoulder Season
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£518
for 7 nights
From
£71
 
 
Low Season
1 Dec 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£455
for 7 nights
From
£62
 
 
Shoulder Season
1 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£518
for 7 nights
From
£71
 
 
Peak Season
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
8 night minimum stay
£662
for 8 nights
From
£80
 
 
Shoulder Season
1 Oct 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£518
for 7 nights
From
£71
 
 
Low Season
1 Dec 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
£455
for 7 nights
From
£62
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£518
for 7 nights
From
£71
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £20.96
Damage Deposit £227.78

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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