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Unique Lagos Garden Apartment

Bedrooms 1
Space 462 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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


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.


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.


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


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.


Free wifi is available throughout the apartment and patio.


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.


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


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.


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

Valerie & Randy
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment Lagos Centre, Lagos

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 462 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

Unique Lagos Garden Apartment
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

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
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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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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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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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Amazing house

  • 5 of 5

Great place highly recommend .This house is amazing it is so well located and so well equipped it has everything you need ,it is very comfortable and very luxurious .It is decorated to a very high standard .

Arriving and getting keys was very straight forward no hassle at all .The owners and management team where very helpful nothing was a bother to them very professional .

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sharon, Thank you so much for your positive feedback! We truly appreciate your input! Looking forward to hosting you again! Very Best, Valerie & Randy
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Schöner als in der Beschreibung

  • 5 of 5

Die Ferienwohnung entsprach voll unseren Vorstellungen. Sie ist sehr schön eingerichtet und passt wunderbar zum Ferienort Lagos.

Die Lage ist am äußeren Rand der Innenstadt ideal, da die Wege zum Zentrum und Strand kurz sind, und man trotzdem dem Trubel entrinnen kann und Ruhe und Entspannung findet.

Vielen Dank an die Vermieter und die Objektmanager vor Ort. Die Kommunikation verlief sehr gut und unkompliziert.

Sollten wir nochmals nach Lagos kommen, dann wäre die wohnung unsere erneute Wahl.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Wolfgang, thank you so much for your great review! We 're so happy that you liked Casinha Alegrias and the town of Lagos! It's truly a great vacation destination! We look forward to hosting you again soon! Best, Valerie & Randy
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
900 Metres
Praia da Batata
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment Lagos Centre, Lagos region

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Shoulder Season
6 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Season
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Shoulder Season
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £19.39
Refundable Damage Deposit £210.73

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