Situated in a conservation area just outside Lagos and close to the beach and upmarket development at Porto do Mos, Sitio dos Gavioes evokes the style of a traditional Portuguese manor house. It has a spacious kitchen/dining room, an upstairs sitting room and 2 balconies. Downstairs bedrooms have air-conditioning, two having en-suite bathrooms and two sharing a bathroom. The rest of the villa is designed for cool airflow in hot weather. The upstairs bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and an adjacent small room suitable for a baby or child. There is an 11m pool with shaded and unshaded areas We have a BBQ The villa has a mature garden and lovely views. Although the we are so close to the development at Porto do Mos you are rarely aware of it, and can experience the peace and quiet while enjoying a drink or coffee at the pool or on the terrace; or you can take advantage of the many locally available activities.
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The Porto do Mos area is emerging as perhaps the most desirable residential and tourist area of Lagos. There is a long sandy beach and beachside restaurant. Lagos is an ancient picturesque city and former national capital with many shops, restaurants and lively bars and clubs. It has a marina which is also the start point for a wide choice boat trips. There are several golf courses within easy reach of the villa, including Boa Vista which is within walking distance. You can enjoy superb walks along the cliff top or elsewhere and there are walks suitable for all ages and levels of fitness . The West Algarve has some of the best surfing in Europe. There are almost always some good waves somewhere within about 30 minutes drive. There are centres for diving, bike hire, and horse riding within easy reach. The beach at Luz, the next village along the coast, has a centre for watersports including water skiing. There are lots of pretty bays and beaches along the coast, some with beachside restaurants. There is a water park and a 'dolphinarium' within about 40 minutes drive.
Sitio dos Gavioes has been our family's other home for more than 15 years. We have spent many happy holidays there and got to know much of the area. The furnishings and contents of the villa have accumulated with an emphasis on comfort and convenience, and without too great concern for style. We hope our guests will relish a house in which they can benefit from a relaxing holiday, whether it is spent enjoying sunshine,good food and the pool; or sampling more strenuous local activities and night life. When you make a booking we will send you a list of useful and interesting websites of restaurants, activities, golf courses, etc, and there is a comprehensive folder in the house with suggestions of more places to go and things to do and see.