|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
This apartment is comfortably furnished to a very high standard to give that home from home feel.
New for 2016 we have installed aircon in all rooms and upgraded both bathrooms.
Included in the rental price is access to the pool facilities of the Marina Club Hotel situated ~5 minutes walk from the apartment..
Located within the secure Marina Da Lagos development, it features private underground parking with lift to the apartment’s front door making it suitable for wheelchair access.
The location is one of the best on the Algarve with the Marina attracting boats and visitors all year round. Its waterfront bars and restaurants offer entertainment most evenings all year round and are just a short stroll away.
You're ~10 minutes walk from either the safe Meia Praia beach, or over the marina footbridge will bring you to the lovely pedestian Avenida and Lagos town itself with restaurants and bars to suit all tastes.
Pingo Supermarket is ~2 mins walk, all the basics are available including cooked prawns, bread, wine & beer for lunch back on the balcony
Local Pool and Gym Facilities.: Guest staying in the apartment also have access to the marina hotel pool complex just a few mins walk away. (limited to x4+ children under 3 yrs)
There is also the newly built community Fitness and Leisure Centre 15 mins walk from the apartment, located directly opposite the large McDonalds drive in, it features large Indoor heated pools for the winter, there is also Sauna and full Gym.
Enjoy the Balcony and Lake veiws: With its lagoon views the apartment's large South facing balcony is a wonderful spot for relaxing and dinning alfresco with a long cool drink. Visitors in spring can enjoy the sun here from early PM until after 7 in the evening; it arrives even earlier in late Summer & Autumn. It’s equipped with a dining table, two reclining sun chairs with foot stools and a sunbed with cushion, perfect for watching the beautiful black swans and feeding the fish.
Only 2 minutes walk from the apartment is the 4 star Marina Club hotel with its superb 30m outdoor pool, children's pool and restaurant with sun terrace.
At an additional charge, the club has a luxury spa and gym with plunge pool payable at the Spa.
A council run health & leisure complex with x2 large indoor pools an gym is located within 10min walking distance, just over the road bridge across from the McDonalds, some restrictions include swim caps for ladies and no baggy swim wear for men.
The tourist road train is a great way to travel around a town and helps visitors to get a feel for an area, really useful to get your bearings on arrival.
General Local info: Supermarket Pingo Doce 2 min walk away at the entrance to Lagos. Opening hours winter: 8.30-20.30h; summer: 8.00 -21.00h. 8.30 -13.00h on Sundays and holidays. Provides all your requirements Fresh Fish, Fruit & Veg, Milk and Bread.
Faro to Lagos by Train:
To get from Faro Airport to Faro train station (which is just before Faro marina) either get the bus from the airport (the stop is right outside the 'Arrivals' doors) and will cost you around 1.50€, or get a taxi at a cost of around 10€.
Trains from Faro to Lagos run at intervals throughout the day and the journey takes around 1 hour and 40 minutes.
The train station in Lagos is just behind the marina and it is a very short walk across the marina bridge to the Avenida dos Descobrimentos.
To check train timetables visit CP - Comboios de Portugal (the site is available in English) and select 'Regional and Inter Regional services' to get the timetable for Lagos / Vila Real de Santo António / Lagos.
Please note.. If you arrive after 18:00hrs. There is a €30 extra charge payable to the agent for an out of hours meet & greet.
Also, Please do not use sun creams which contain P20. These creams will mark the leather suites and will result in a loss of damages deposit.
We spent a week in Lagos in 2007 and was so impressed with what this location had to offer for a relaxing hoilday we bought our apartment on the Marina.
We use our apartment all year and we have a number of people who have become regular returning visitors to our apartment.
We speak to all perspective renters to reassure them we are genuine owners and give a local contact number in Lagos of our agent for additional assurance of genuine ownership.
Stuart & Ann purchased this apartment in 2007
It's ideal for couples, on the Marina, located very close to all the places you will want to visit on your hoilday, beaches, bars, restaurants plus a supermarket.
The balcony overlooks the lagoon and is perfect for relaxing with a glass of wine or a beer,.
In the summer when the sun is high, sunbathing from ~2 in the afternoon until sundown ~7:30.
We have just returned from a 2 week stay at Stuart & Anne’s apartment in Lagos Marina. This is a wonderfully finished and appointed apartment with all the furniture being of high quality and both bedrooms are equally appointed which is one of the reasons we chose this apartment being 2 adult couples.
The attention to detail right down to the automatic garage doors and the security code on the front door working perfectly which isn’t always the case in many properties.
The location is excellent, a 10 minute stroll to the old town and a 10 – 15 minute walk to the massive Meia Praia beach with many other beaches being very near by. The ideally located Pingo Doce supermarket means you can shop fresh frequently with a wide variety of choice.
We also liked very much that the old town still retains its character with a large population of Portuguese who are very welcoming in to their town. Most spoke very good English although they always said “only a little”. We visited quite a few other resorts and none came had the same feel as Lagos. I normally get restless after 10 days but for the first time I could have stayed longer than the 14 days we booked.
You can eat relatively cheaply or you can push the boat out but one thing you won’t be short of choice. The Casa Rosa took us back to our youth, very good value for money and the “Power Hour” is a must. Explore there’s loads of choice.
The only slight criticism is the noise from the road which is next to the bedrooms, which did seem busy throughout the night. It may be because we live rurally and our friends live in a cul de sac, so if you live in an urban setting this may not be a problem.
Overall a fantastic location and a very luxurious apartment.
I rented the property for 1 week for a family holiday and we had a fantastic time. The apartment is extremely spacious and modern basically a home from home. The apartment is ideally situated within the Lagos Marina and has ample bars and a large supermarket 3 min walk. From a security perspective there are guards on hand to ensure people and property are protected.
Lagos centre is 10 mins walk and there is a huge selection of shops, bars, restuarants and clubs.
Beach is also a 10 mins walk again thereare a couple of beach bars.
The apartment is ideal for a family or 2 couples...........
We enjoyed it so much last year, we went back and it was even better the second time, in that you now have access to the swimming pool, which is a real advantage. We were at the pool for at least a couple of hours every day and we had no problems getting sunbeds, whenever we arrived, and it was both quiet and relaxing. The apartment was otherwise as we remembered it, well located,spacious,extremely clean and well maintained and equipped,and a huge sunny balcony, where again we spent a lot of time. The more often you go to Lagos, the more you realise how good the restaurants are. Great accommodation which we would definitely recommend.
Did you ever need something like yesterday and someone pulls out all the stops for you to get what you need - well you couldn't meet anyone more willing to help you - this is what Ann did for us. A travel agent let us down the day before we were due to go on holiday by cancelling our holiday, left us devastated and after searching on the internet we found this beautiful apartment which ticked all the right boxes. Rang Ann directly who helped us immensely. As for the apartment, it is outstanding, beautifully kept, very clean, bright and airy. The balcony overlooks a breathtaking lake full of fish and a stunning black swan who paid us a visit every day (probably something to do with the fact that my husband kept feeding it). The towels are changed during your visit which I have never experienced when hiring a private apartment before. Apartment is fully equipped and you are even supplied with the little things like washing up liquid and kitchen towels - things you normally have to suppy yourself. The marina itself is great for a relaxing walk and visits to the local restaurants. A 10 min walk takes you into Lagos town which is quaint and comes to life at night with some lovely little bars. There are so many restaurants to chose from you are really spoilt for choice. We didnt experience one bad meal and would recommend you try as many as you can - fish lovers will be very happy. The local taxis are very reasonable should you need one, we took an adventure and surprised ourselves by getting a bus to the resort of Albufeira for 5 euros - we couldnt believe it! Don't pass this apartment up, if your looking for luxury with beautiful surroundings you have definitely got it with this apartment. Once again Ann, a big big thank you for helping us out.
We loved your apartment. It was spotlessly clean, very comfortable and tastefully furnished with all the facilities you would ever need. We would be happy to live in it full time, never mind as a holiday let. We spent a lot of time on the balcony and some days it was a thought to drag ourselves away from it. Lagos was even better than we remembered it, and we also took a couple of your recommendations for restaurants that you left on the cards in the basket by the TV. We loved the food at Shalimar and ended up going there twice, and probably would have gone again we enjoyed it so much.
We also had sardines at Escondidinho’s which was an experience we loved, and whilst we did our best we were a long way away from having our names put on the wall. (our previous sardine experience was based on a serving of three sardines at a tourist trap in Villamoura)
We hope we will be able to use your apartment again, and have already started to look at how the weather would be in late autumn early spring.
Our party of four adults spent two weeks in Lagos 19th June/ 3rd July, first time in this area , but regulars to Portugal and experienced apartment users.
First of all , dealing with the owners was very easy as they were very friendly , flexible and responded quickly to our requests, gave great comfort on the actual booking.
The apartment is just fabulous , everything as stated on the web site, very comfortable and with two excellant double beds made it just right for our party . All mod cons available to make life easy.
The apartment is situated very close to everything, supermarket , a couple of mins away, very important for self catering . Beach , marina, river , shops , market and old town an easy walk. For those who want to travel further the train station/ bus station is a short stroll.
We found no need for a car.
The old town is just great , full of character and there is always something to do , great cafes, bars, restaurants all within an easy walk from the apartment , one or two great eating places on the marina.
We did not want to come home , two weeks too short.
Would we come back , without a doubt ,one of the best aparments we have had the pleasure of staying over the years
Beaches in the area are amazing, safe and close by. Meia Praia beach which is only 10 mins walk from the Marina forms part of one of the largest bays in Europe and has 4kms of white sand with great surfing and enough room for throwing a Frisbee, flying kites or just building sandcastles. Sun beds and parasols are available for hire and there are plenty of cafes and good restaurants on the beach if you would rather just relax. Within a 5 - 10 mins drive are numerous other family friendly beaches including the promontory named Ponta da Piedade sheltering in the bay of Lagos which is most admired by visitors, with its caves, rocks and wonderfully transparent waters North of Lagos, also Dona Ana, Luz, Burgau, Camillo, and Salema. Take a relaxing 2 hr boat ride for around 10 Euros, you'll see these and maybe pick one to visit the following day while looking at the amazing cliffs and rocks carved out by the sea.
Excellent golf courses in the area include, Palmares, Boavista, Penina. More
Other Activities: 20mins drive from the new Alagve Autodrome world superbikes & other major motor racing events
Golf: Excellent golf courses within a few minutes drive include the scenic and serene Palmares course, an 18 hole par 72, perfectly combines beach and mountain scenery. 'Frank Pennink, the English architect who had designed Vilamoura l and 2 and Aroeira, made an innovating layout. He designed a hybrid course, with five holes near the seaside - a links - and the others on the hillside, surrounded by almond and carob-trees'.
A new course, Boavista designed by Howard Swann, it is an 18 hole, par 71 Championship course & is a welcome addition to Algarve golf and also benefits from a driving range and an excellent teaching academy. 'The signature hole on the outward nine is the stunning par-4, 7th hole set against a glorious backdrop of the Atlantic ocean with exhilarating panoramic views extending from Praia da Luz round to with the hills at Monchique creating a spectacular backdrop'.
A mere 10 minutes drive from the marina is the famous Penina course. This Championship course, five times host to the Portuguese open.
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£200|
Breakages deposit £200