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Award Winning Apartments on the Beach most with Sea Views - Amizade

John Griffiths

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, portuguese
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Award Winning Apartments on the Beach most with Sea Views - Amizade

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


Porto de Mos Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Beach Apartment most with Sea Views & Large Balconies

Highly acclaimed, multi award winning development (including winner of 'Best Apartment Portugal' by J Griffiths. Porto De Mós overlooks the 1.5 km white sand beach of Porto De Mós which is amongst one of the most sought after areas in the Algarve. This development boasts exceptional specification set on the hillside above & only minutes walk from the beach. The bustling center of nearby Lagos is only 3 km drive and offers countless attractive restaurants, high quality shopping and a vibrant night life with clubs and bars to suit all tastes. Porto De Mos is ideally situated to take advantage of the western Algarve's exceptional golf courses and facilities as well as other outdoor activities including surfing and fishing with sea fishing trips leaving from Lagos marina several times a day. The beach offers first class facilities and is popular with the local and visiting Portuguese and it is home to two quality restaurants & a further Michelin guide restaurant; all within a few minutes walk of the development. The apartment is air conditioned and fitted to a very high standard with solid oak finishes, en-suite bathroom, shower room, high spec Danish fully equipped kitchen, ample storage and 2 private balconies. Situated within this small low rise gated community with large swimming pool & child's pool, landscaped walled gardens & private gated parking. Both pool & gardens are fully lit in the evenings allowing for romantic dinners on the balconies in the warm evenings

Registo nºs 5128/AL 5164/AL 5192/AL 5157/AL 5121/AL

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Details for Amizade 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5

Sea view beach apartment located only minutes walk to the beach with air conditioning fitted to a very high standard including solid oak finishes, high spec equipped Danish kitchen, 2 bathrooms including full en-suite Jacuzzi spa bathroom & separate shower room and 2 large private balconies. Situated on the 1st floor of this small low rise gated community with large clover shaped swimming pool, landscaped gardens & private gated parking. This property is ideal for families with children due to the separate children's pool and secure walled & gated gardens. The pool & gardens are fully lit in the evenings for romantic alfresco dining on the verandas in the warm evenings overlooking the ocean. The beach & ocean plus many fine restaurants are minutes walk away. Taxis are abundant in the area and buses run frequently to the town Center (& beyond) from the beach if a car is not desired Registo nº 5157/AL
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
John Griffiths (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
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About John Griffiths

Having lived in Portugal most of my adult life & loving this part of the Algarve, especially Lagos, Porto de Mós was the obvious choice as it still retains its typical Portuguese charm and as this is where I live it seemed the right choice to provide high quality holidays right here

John Griffiths purchased this apartment in 2008

Why John Griffiths chose Porto de Mos

The 'location' - almost absolute beach position

What makes this apartment unique

The views & the secluded low rise condominium with only 12 apartments (most of which are seldom used & not rented)

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Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
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based on 22 traveler reviews

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average rating of 4.8636365 based on 22 reviews
United Kingdom

Good Holiday

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the apartments for 10 days in September for my wife's birthday. A few of our friends came out to join us for part of holiday and they stayed at the complex behind us.

We arrived to sea fog and the first thing we saw was a crane that was part of a new development next door. The surrounding area is still a work in progress and we were quite apprehensive on what the complex was going to be like. However upon entering our apartment we found it to be very nice indeed. It was very spacious and finished to a high specification. The balcony was large, overlooking the pool with a good view of the sea. To be honest the accommodation was faultless.

The beach is a short downhill walk and there are two beach side restaurants. Antonio's was better for evening dining and the other was better for beach drinks and snacks. We are usually more pool orientated people but found the beach to be good fun as the surf was quite high. There was another reason on why we migrated to the beach and that's because we had a bad encounter with a resident/owner of one of the apartments. Looking back it makes me laugh on the absurdity of the whole thing but it worth saying. On the day that all the girls got together around the pool for the first time an occupant suddenly put some music on all the way up to eleven. The incredibly loud music went on for about 5 minutes and then an old man appeared on the balcony and after some farcical exchanges he stated that he had put it on the drown out the girls talking. His wife then appeared to explain a very condescending way to us that they were owners and we weren't even supposed to be there. Her husband then began to take pictures of the girls in there bikinis and made various defamatory remarks. We considered our options of either storming their apartment and handing out some summary justice or diffusing the situation by going to the beach, we chose the sand.

Lagos is a short cab ride away and the Taxi service is good and prompt. They arrive in a few minutes so don't call until you are set to go. Lagos has a vibrant nightlife, with numerous restaurants all situated on a narrow road through the town. We are all professional people in our 40-50's and we all thoroughly enjoyed our nights out from the Mojitos bars to some fine dining roof terrace restaurants.

All in all we had a great holiday. The apartment and complex was very nice, the beach was good fun and Lagos is a fun place. We'll probably opt for a villa next time.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway

Excellent apartment

  • 4 of 5

This is a spacious, extremely well equipped, comfortable apartment exactly as described, situated on the hill above the magnificent beach at Porto de Mos. Good location with beautiful gardens and lovely view. Swimming pool is unheated therefore a bit cold early May!

The area is a work in progress - beautiful flats and apartments and areas awaiting development. There is no heavy construction at present, just finishing and maintenance.

The pedestrian pathway down to the beach was a bit overgrown in places and not quite complete - short steep dirt track at bottom, but perfectly manageable unless you have a pram or small children. It’s a longer walk by road but just a few minutes by car.

Porto de Mos is just a few kilometres from Lagos centre with atmospheric old town, modern marina and lots of nice, reasonably priced restaurants. We particularly enjoyed Veneza Restaurante and Restaurante O Alcaide.

Car is recommended and we found Lagohire to be excellent, perhaps a little more expensive but first class vehicles and no hard sell.

Apartment highly recommended for a relaxing, enjoyable holiday.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

very well equiped appartment

  • 5 of 5

We've travelled with our 15year old son and for us it was important that he's also his own area. The appartment has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms - very nice modern style. Also the kitchen, we used it only for preparing breakfast, but everything was there from freezer, dish washer, ceran cooking field - nice bar chairs for chatting when the other person prepares. The living room equiped with a dining area as well as a chilling area with TV - here you could only receive a view UK programs (would say this was the only min point for us - as the weather was bad and we've to stay more time in the appartment than planned). Also WIFI is available which is for business but also for kids extremely convenient. The whole building not too many appartments and therefore as well not too busy in the garden and the pool. The view to the see is great and to walk to the beach possible.

So clearly we'll book this place again - as the standard is high and comparable with what you've at home. Hopefully next time we've more luck with the weather.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Great Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a really lovely holiday at this apartment and resort.

The accomodation was really good. Everything was to a very high standard and we were not disappointed. The kitchen had everything you needed if you were going to be self-catering. We actually ate out most evenings as we found it wasnt too expensive and the food was very good, We tried both restaurants on the beach . One was better than the other in our opinion but it all down to personal taste.

There were lots of other beaches to explore all within a few kilometers of each other. We visited a few and again were delighted in what we found. The people were so friendly and appreciated our lame attempts at speaking Portugese.

It was a very relaxing holiday. It was great to have a swimming pool literally just outside of the apartment. The beach was a few minutes walk away.

John was very welcoming and made us feel as if we could contact him if we had anything he could help us with.

The only criticism ,which was made by the female members of our family, was the absence of a full length mirror! I guess we can forgive that as the positives outweigh the negatives.

We hope to return again and explore the area more.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Waterdown, Ontario, Canada

Amazing Modern Apartment in a great location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in the Amizade apartment June 15 - 22/12. The pictures on line are beautiful but are not of the Amizade apartment but are of one quite similar. The kitchen was almost identical to the one in the pictures (sink was on the opposite side). The living/diningroom was all in one huge room and was even nicer than in the pictures. The bedrooms were both tastefully decorated with modern linens and decor, while the pictures show more traditional linens. You can access the pool from the parking garage below. Not sure if we could have parked in the garage or not as we parked inside the complex's gates every day. Another option is to park just outside the gates of this complex. Lot's of parking choices nonetheless. John met us at the time we had arranged and there were no issues. He was easily available by email or by cell phone. The wi-fi worked fine and we were able to access our email and skype home often. The complex/unit is really a 5 min walk to the most beautiful sandy beach. Nice for walking and enjoying the sun and views. The pool is not heated but we could still swim in it.It took us a few days to find the garbage bins. They are in silver/metal smaller bins lined up on the right side of the road on Avenida Cristovao Columbo right around the corner from Avenida Fernão Magalhães (or vice versa). There is a really nice Intermarche supermarket a close drive away from the unit (maybe a 20 minute walk away). Lagos is maybe a 5 min drive away and is a really cute small town with a great marina. Lots of restaurants and some small shops but if you are looking for shopping drive to Albufeira or Portimao (Aqua Mall) or to Faro Mall. Beaches not as nice in these cities. If driving on the A22 highway keep in mind this is a toll highway. The charges can be payed after 48 hours and you have 5 days to pay at any local post office. Lagos has a CTT Post Office just down the road and to the left of the Intermarche supermarket.

We drove to Seville Spain, to Faro and to Albufeira and it cost approximately 48 Euros. We ate twice on the Porto Da Mos Beach Campimar restaurant and really enjoyed the food. We had a bottle of house wine, an shrimp cocktail and two of the steak dishes for maybe 45 euros. The food was excellent. We also found a really fun and reasonable British restaurant/pub in Lagos called Rockefellows. Hamburgers are huge and steak, chicken wings and ribs are all great and quite reasonable. Apartment was amazing and we would stay there again

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Great apartment

  • 5 of 5

Myself and my two teenage sons stayed at the apartment for 6 days in early April. The apartment is just how the pictures show it, everything feels brand new, very clean, great bathrooms, furnishings etc. Also the kitchen is very well equipped, not just the usual 4 plates you sometimes get with other accommodation. The view is lovely and the beach a few minutes walk down the hill. John was very flexible with our check in and out times which is great when you have an early morning or a late evening flight. I would it hesitate in recommending the apartment, a very high standard and good value for money!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Boa Vista
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
A22 Lagos
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
O Antonio
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Porto de Mós
Car: recommended

These luxury apartments are located on & overlooking the beach of Porto de Mós and within a short distance of Lagos town centre, there are 2 restaurants on Porto de Mós beach and a further 2 within easy walking distance plus numerous cafés & restaurants around Lagos. International supermarkets are within a 5 minute drive as is Boa Vista golf course. Porto de Mós caters for scenic walks along the cliff tops to the nearby village of Luz. The beach is wind protected and at low tide there are many small rock pools ideal for children. Kayaking, boating & surfing is available on the beach & trips are all day from Lagos Marina & boulevard


Rates & Availability

From £125 Per night

Porto de Mos Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2015 - May 22 2015
3 night minimum stay
End May - June
May 23 2015 - Jun 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
Jul 11 2015 - Jul 14 2015
4 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £150.00
Change over day is flexible
Mid stay linen & towel change, bathroom & kitchen clean included for holidays of more than 10 days
Pool Heating, Cots & Highchairs, Internet, Ping Pong Table & extra cleaning available by request at extra cost

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Porto de Mos Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 140 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Each bedroom is air conditioned & has fitted oak wardrobes with the master bedroom having a fitted coded safe
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • 5 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The pool area has ample sun loungers, parasols & small tables

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