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Luxury apartment set in pretty gardens on a small gated complex - AL18166

Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Jardim da Meia Praia apartment with full WIFI. Beautiful location close to Meia Praia beach, Palmeres golf, Lagos marina and old town

Sleeps 6. Beautiful, well equipped 3 bedroom /2 bathroom air-conditioned apartment overlooking tropical gardens and shared heated pool. Tennis court, children’s play area and toddler pool. Restaurant and pool bar. 5 minutes drive or 20 minutes walk to historic Lagos town with its attractive marina and excellent bars and restaurants. 5 minutes drive to stunning Meia Praia beach and Palmares golf course. Ideal base to explore the Algarve and beyond.

Barrie and Judith Pallen
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

About Barrie and Judith Pallen

We live in Purley, Surrey and have 2 sons. We had been enjoying holidays in Portugal for many years before we bought our apartment in 2008. Since then we have spent many happy times there with family and friends at all times of the year. Now we're very happy to welcome guests to our beautiful apartment and pride ourselves in the attention to detail which ensures that everyone has a wonderful holiday.

Barrie and Judith Pallen purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Barrie and Judith Pallen chose Meia Praia

The first time we stayed at Jardim da Meia Praia we knew it was a special place - so tranquil yet close to everything you need to make your holiday perfect. It wasn't long before we'd decided to buy an apartment on the complex. We still feel so fortunate to have such a lovely place.

What makes this apartment unique

We love to sit on the balcony overlooking the lovely gardens and pool. It's a view that always lifts the spirits. It's great to have Destino's restaurant and bar on the complex - always a great atmosphere and lovely food.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment Meia Praia Lagos

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • town
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • Ensuite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath/shower over, vanity unit with 2 wash basins, wc. Main bathroom with bath/shower over, vanity unit with washbasin, bidet, wc.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - king size bed, bedside tables with lamps , dressing table, security safe and en suite bathroom Bedroom 2 - twin beds, bedside table with lamp , mirror Bedroom 3 - twin beds. bedside table, mirror All bedrooms have balconies and fitted wardr
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • bay
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: A spacious,comfortable and well equipped apartment on a stylish resort. All the main rooms have balconies overlooking the pool and gardens. All areas of the apartment including the balconies are Non Smoking. Bedrooms and lounge have air conditioning (each room has temperature controlled cooling or heating) and under floor heating. Fire extinguisher, fire blanket, first aid box in kitchen area. Security safe in master bedroom. Selection of books, DVD's and games available in lounge. Cot and high chair hire are available to hire. Resort has 24 hour security, night time patrols and CCTV. Wi/Fi internet access in the apartment. Bookings for golf, water parks, fishing, surfing, sight seeing and boat trips can be made at reception. Outside: Gated complex with extensive and well maintained landscaped gardens. Large shared solar heated pool with adjoining toddler pool, loungers and sun shades. Tennis court/multi games court - racquets can be hired on site. Destino's restaurant/pool bar is open during the summer months for drinks, ice-creams and breakfast, lunch and dinner. The quality of the food and service is excellent and it's a buzzing focal point for the resort especially for a cooling sun downer! Reception office on site for enquiries or booking excursions/golf. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Apartment clean on arrival with towels and bed linen included. Towels changed mid week and linen once a week. Beach/pool towels available to hire


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Luxury apartment set in pretty gardens on a small gated complex - AL18166
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Fantastic place

  • 5 of 5

Loved everything

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you to stay and hope to welcome you back some time soon.
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Peaceful tranquility

  • 5 of 5

We came as a family for a family wedding in Lagos. I can only praise this holiday home. Equipped very well, spotlessly clean and one could want for nothing. Lagos is a very pretty place to stay in and I can honestly say we enjoyed every moment there. The washing machine handle came off, I contacted the owners and it was replaced by a technician within a few hours. Great Holiday, Great place to stay. Thanks

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautifully maintained and well equipped aoartment

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed in many such apartments over the years but this has been the best. Very well maintained and equipped and a wonderful location on the resort.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

This property was truly a home away from home. The owners had thought of everything to make our stay as comfortable as possible. We'd internet, TV , video, board games - had the weather been poor (which it wasn't) there was plenty to keep us entertained. Judith and Barrie left some basic food supplies which were very welcome after a long journey. It was real joy to be able to make a cup of tea (with real English tea bags) and have a snack on arrival before heading out to the supermarket, especially as we had a growing teenager with us! There was a BBQ on the balcony which made cooking much simpler and it was lovely to sit outside in the evenings. The balcony overlooks the pool and gets the morning sun. We were provided with a folder with info on the apartment and things to do in the area. This was really useful as most of the places had been visited by Judith and Barrie so there were lots of tips on what was good, times to avoid, best routes etc. We'd a minor issue with the cleaning which Judith sorted out immediately. You couldn't ask for better hosts and I think anyone choosing this apartment would not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We visited this property as a family of five in August 2016 and we couldn't fault it. From the minute we booked the owners were so helpful and efficient. The apartment is outstanding and excellent value for money. It's beautifully furnished both inside and out with so much space. The owners have thought of everything to make your stay as comfortable as possible. There are lovely views from the balcony and it was nice to sit and relax in the shade! The complex itself is fabulous - immaculately clean with lovely gardens and an excellent pool. We hired a car from Luzcar and felt this was essential as the complex is quite a distance from Lagos and the nearest supermarket. The nearest beach at Meia Praia is beautiful and there is lots to do in this area of Portugal. We will definitely go back and would highly recommend this property to anyone. Thank you Judith and Barrie - we loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I visited this property with 4 friends. It was perfect for us, and would have easily slept another. The apartment is very spacious and beautifully decorated. It was spotlessly clean and well maintained. We went in early October when the complex was very quiet and we benefitted from not being in peak season, usually having the pool and tennis court to ourselves! The complex is lovely though, beautiful gardens. We used the apartment as a base for various activities - rock climbing, mountain biking, surfing, windsurfing, and kayaking, but it would be just as suitable for a week of complete relaxation. So nice to be on the balcony as the sun was rising but also to BBQ on it at the end of the day. We ate every meal outside with fantastic weather. Overall a fantastic holiday which was largely due to the quality of the accommodation.

The owner was really helpful in answering questions rapidly and ensuring a smooth booking process and even asked me for a grocery shopping list of what I would like in the kitchen when we arrived (late at night) - top class service.

We ended up driving (5mins) whenever we went to Lagos (and further afield) but it was great to be able to walk down to the stunning Meia Praia in about 10-15 minutes

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: October 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Clare Thank you for posting such a lovely review. We really appreciate the thought you put into your comments. Best regards Judith
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Nearest Airport
82 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Golf
2.5 Kilometres
Onyria Palmares Beach
Nearest Train
2.8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Beach
1.8 Kilometres
Meia Praia
Car: recommended


Meia Praia, beautiful long, sandy beach with beach bars and water sports - 5 min drive, 15 min walk.

Dona Ana and Porto Da Mos both 15 min drive.

Luz Beach 20 min drive.

Sagres and Costa Vincentina with its stunning Atlantic beaches and surf schools - 45 minute drive


1 hours drive from Faro airport - car hire recommended but not essential and taxi transfers can be arranged.

2 hours drive from Lisbon and Seville.


1.5 miles to Lagos - taxis available locally

5 miles to Luz

16 miles to Portimao

16 miles to Sagres

Further Details:

Lagos is a vibrant town with a rich cultural history, yet offering all modern conveniences. There are a number of large supermarkets, a local fish market, post office and banks. There is plenty of parking around the marina and near the old town where you can browse the many shops lining the cobbled streets and alleyways. There are excellent restaurants and bars in Lagos and the surrounding towns offering a warm welcome and a chance to sample local dishes. Fishing, dolphin safaris and boat trips of all kinds can be taken from the marina and there are 2 water parks within a 20 minute drive. Horse riding and Jeep safaris can also be arranged at reception and no visit to the Algarve is complete without a trip to 'Zoomarine'. Lagos is an ideal base for exploring the Western Algarve and Costa Vincentina or inland to the mountains around Monchique and Southern Portugal's wine making regions.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

On your arrival, the staff at the Reception office will give you the keys and direct you to our apartment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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