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John Griffiths

Speaks english, portuguese
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Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Porto de Mos Villa Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedroom Villa to Sleep 10 (+2) on the beach at Porto de Mós

Highly acclaimed, multi award winning development (including winner of 'Best Property Portugal' in 2007) by JDGriffiths. 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 villa boasts exceptional specification overlooking the beach & the ocean and dolphins can be seen from the balcony. The bustling centre 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 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; all within a few minutes walk of the villa.

Details for Casa Sol 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, 5 Bathrooms

Luxury 5 double bedroom Villa, including the annex which comprises a double bedroom suite with separate entrance, located almost on Porto de Mós beach, Lagos 2nd largest beach with over 1,5kms of wind protected white sand. Furnished & equipped to an extremely high standard with spacious alfresco dining verandas overlooking the beach & ocean ideal in the warm summer evenings. Large infinity swimming pool with a pool side gate with access to the beach, a 3-4 minute walk away. This property is brand new with ample sun loungers, parasols & outdoor dining areas. 2 fine restaurants are within a 3-4minute walk from the villa. Casa Mar as pictured, please email for Casa Sol pictures
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

John Griffiths

This advertiser has been with since 2009
Speaks english, portuguese
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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 villa in 2007

The 'location' - the Surveyor told me that there are no more than 100 properties along the whole Algarve Coastline in such a location

The views, changing hourly with all of the different boats, fishermen (day & night), yachts, dolphins & more frequently whales

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Property Reviews

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Casa Sol
average rating of 4.5 based on 10 reviews
Casa Sol
+351 919763707
Porto de Mos Lagos Town

Beautiful property but beware!

  • 3 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
These villas are beautiful and in a superb location, literally 2 minutes walk from the beach and restaurants. I booked 3 out if the 4 villas for our wedding party and as you can imagine, this didn't come cheap. Although the villas were great, don't expect the same from the service. We paid for one of the pools to be heated and it was freezing. My nephews lips went blue after 15 minutes, needless to say it was hardly used. The other pools were not heated and there was no difference in temperature.
The biggest disappointment was the problems we encountered after we left the villas. The contract states that you will get the refundable deposit (£1200 in our case) back within 3 weeks. 3 weeks came and went and there was still no sign of our money. I contacted John who emailed me back asking for my bank details, which begs whether he had any intention of being pro active in giving our money back, or whether he was rather hoping we would forget. A couple of days later I received an email to tell me that I'm only getting some of my money back as rubbish had been left outside attracting cockroaches. Don't get me wrong, I understand that this is the purpose of a refundable deposit, however this was the first any of the guests had heard about this problem. He had 2 contact numbers, an email address and home address, yet the first time I heard about this issue was 4 weeks after we left and only after I'd approached John for my refundable (!) deposit back. Two emails later to dispute this and he's completely ignored me.
In short; the location is stunning and property is impressive however I wouldn't bother with the heated pool, make sure you receive your money back and don't expect much in terms of communication unless money is to be made!
Helpful votes: 5/5
Casa Sol
+351 919763707
Porto de Mos Lagos Town


  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
We were with a group of 7 and had a wonderfull getaway at John's villa. The villa looks great and is very spacious and clean. Waking up and being able to step outside and into your own private pool (which was actually even bigger then we thought) is just awesome. Bbq in the evening or just go to one of the two excellent restaurants (delicious fish!) down the hill, near the beach. The bedrooms with en suite bathrooms were ideal for our group. Needless to say, we enjoyed our stay very much! The Lagos town is about 5 minutes away by car (wouldnt walk to there personally) and there are many nice beaches in the area, perfect for a little getaway. I would advise a small rental car if you dont plan to stay at the villa all week.

Dealing with John is easy as he is very quick to reply and you can always contact him if there is anything during your stay.

It was an excellent, sunny week where all 7 of us had an awesome time at this villa!
Casa Sol
+351 919763707
Porto de Mos Lagos Town

Casa Sol and Casa Mar

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
Casa Sol and Casa Mar are both beautiful villas next door to each other. My family and I stayed in Casa Sol which was very spacious, really good to have an en suite bathroom each. Well stocked with everything you need and very clean.

Just a couple of negatives; A welcome pack would have been appreciated as we arrived after the shops had closed and I wish the sofas had been more comfortable for the evening relaxation but apart from that a very lovely villa.

We saw John a couple of times, then he left us alone to get on with our holiday, which we appreciated but if we needed him he always answered his phone.

Lovely large pool area with BBQ and plenty of sun loungers.
I wouldn't recommend paying extra for the heated pool, we had one week with and one week without and couldn't tell the difference.

We found our way round Porto De Mos very easily, there are a few large supermarkets within 5 mins drive
The beach is superb!!,
The food in the beach restaurants is very good (Campimar was our fave out of the two) we arrived late with no food or water in the villa so the restaurant supplied us with eggs, bread, milk etc ... all for free!)

Hotel Miranda (on the cliff top overlooking the beach) has stunning views and is a lovely place to have coffee, unfortunately the evening service for us was very bad, 1 hour wait for starter, 1 hour wait for main course (which arrived cold), definitely worth a visit though for the view alone.

Lagos is a beautiful place, especially around the marina and a boat trip is a must!, the coast is spectacular! (Southwest charters are by the marina on the top level) I would also recommend a trip round the grottos. Loads of restaurants to choose from. If you like fine dining go to Artistas, the service, food, ambience was worth every penny.

I would recommend Porto De Mos to anyone, it is an all round beautiful place and family friendly, we had a 2 year old with us and everywhere we went she was made a fuss of and we were made to feel welcome.
Can't wait to take our holiday in Porto De Mos again
Helpful votes: 1/1
Casa Sol
+351 919763707
Porto de Mos Lagos Town
Edmonton, Alberta

Great Location for our Family Renunion

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
We spent a week at Casa Sol in late May for a family reunion of three siblings our spouses and some of our adult children.

The location was great - a 3 minute walk to the beautiful beach and a 5 minute drive to town. You can also hike right from the villa along the waterfront cliffs for a few kilometers.

The villa was superb. Lots of room for our party of 9 and well designed with space and luxury in mind. We particularly appreciated the 5 en-suite bathrooms providing privacy for everyone. Great view of the ocean from the terrace and a huge pool deck with lots of chairs and loungers for everyone. The large dining room and terrace tables can accommodate everyone at meal times.

John was a pleasure to deal with and everything was smooth and simple.

If you need this kind of large luxury accommodation, put this one on your list. We definitely have it on our list of places to return to.
Casa Sol
+351 919763707
Porto de Mos Lagos Town

Our Stay in October

  • 3 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
I fetched my family out to Lagos and stayed in Casa Sol in October 2011, First impressions of the villa was very nice but as the the week went on my views on it got worse!

First night we slept in a bedroom in the lower level of the villa, in the morning our bed was covered in ants and not just one or two, more like 20 or 30. Every night after we had to spray all around the skirting board to prevent them coming in, the villa had ants in all rooms but only a few other the bedroom we slept in.

The next day we decided to use the pool but it was way too cold to use, we had paid John £200 for the pool to be heated and it was freezing. After complaining to a member of his staff she came around and had a look and said thats the best they could do and it should be 27, it was nothing like 27 so decided to buy a thermometer to test it and it was 19 degrees after we got back home we asked for a refund but he said it was on all the time we were there, i had photos to prove it but hes just ignoring my emails so all i can suggest is be warned if you ask for the pool to be heated as believe me 19 degrees is not pleasant to be swimming in, our 15 month old child was shivering after 5 minutes.

Later in the week two of the kitchen bulbs had gone which left just one to light up the kitchen, i told his staff and she said it would be sorted the next day, they never came to replace the bulbs so we were left with very little lighting in the kitchen to prepare and cook our food, also just mention the dishwasher door does not open so no use of the dishwasher im afraid, my findings of Johns company is that once they have your money they dont really care and i feel i had been conned out of £200 for a pool which we couldnt use.

Lagos is a nice place but a car is needed for sure as the supermarket is a good 30 minute walk, beach is a 5 minute walk and has one restaurant there ( used to be two ) that’s really it so like I mentioned unless to like to walk miles then you really do have to hire a car, it does mention car recommended in the advert.
Owner's Response: Sorry to read this, someone should have been there to change the light bulbs, this is normally done before each new client arrives. With regard to pool heating to my knowledge the heat pump was working 22hrs per day for your entire stay so if my end of month bills say otherwise you will be refunded. Having lived in Portugal for over 20 years all I can say is that ants do seem to find a way in at the end of the summer in certain properties, its not very frequent but occasionally this does happen, if we had been informed of this our maids would have dealt with this immediately. Sorry again for the inconvenience caused. The dishwasher is working and the door has been repaired from the previous guests use. Also restaurant "O Antonio" has re-opened (26/10) & opened another quality restaurant within a short walk as well, therefore, including Vivenda Miranda, we now have 4 restaurants within walking distance. A car is recommended (as per the website location map) however taxis are frequent, buses are every 20mins & the beach is almost on the doorstep. Plus our emailed key/location map shows the Mini Market Eurika which is much closer than Intermarche supermarket. Thank you for this feedback, we will do better in 2012 & we are currently sorting our any/all of the seasons repairs necessary on all of our beach front properties including adding en-suites to the annexes
Helpful votes: 7/7


Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
A22 to Faro
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Porto de Mós
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
On the Beach 'Campimar' or 'O Antonio'
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Boa Vista Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
On the Beach 'O Antonio'
Car: recommended

This luxury villa is 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.

Kayaking is a must as there are many caves & smaller beaches within a short distance of Porto de Mós beach, great for snorkeling in inaccessible areas

Other Activities: Surf, Kite Surf, Jet Ski, Scuba

Golf: Penina, Boa Vista, Parque da Floresta, Palmares are all within 5-15mins of the villa, Oceanico Courses are 30-45mins away


Availability & Rates

Porto de Mos Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
Apr 1 2014 - May 31 2014
3 nights
Jun 1 2014 - Jun 30 2014
3 nights
Jul 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
3 nights
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
3 nights
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 nights
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
3 nights
Feb 1 2015 - Mar 31 2015
3 nights
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 nights
May 1 2015 - May 31 2015
3 nights
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
3 nights
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
3 nights
Sep 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
3 nights
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 nights


  • Flexible change over day
    All Sterling payments to a UK Account
    All Euro payments to a Deutsche bank account
    Paypal accepted excluding transfer costs
    Deposit on booking of 30% - Balance 6 weeks prior to holiday
    £300 security deposit against breakages - returned around 3 week after holiday, by request
    Mid stay linen & towel change, bathroom & kitchen clean included for holidays of more than 10 days
    Full villa clean by arrangement
    Pool heating by request at extra cost
    Cots & high chairs available at extra cost
    3 Day prices may vary & young adult group bookings will vary


Porto de Mos Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Iron & Board
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Garage
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Wireless Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Grill
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Annex
  • All bathrooms are en-suite
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Annex - 1 double , En-suite Annex with Separate Entrance
  • The annex / 5th bedroom sleeps 2/4 further guests & has a separate pool side entrance, this is ideal for a couple with young children or for teenagers, etc. Further extra beds in either the main villa &/or annex or cots with high chairs are also available
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • 12 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
  • coin laundry
  • winery tours
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • cycling
The beach in only 3-4 minutes walk away providing many more facilities including, kayaking, snorkeling, restaurants, beach combing & cliff top walks to the light house & next towns