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Newly Renovated Two Bedroom Property With Roof Terrace Offering Great Views

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

A two bedroom two bathroom house with air conditioning in Lagos Historic centre

Casa Sebastiao is an old house painstakingly renovated to a high standard, situated within the Lagos city walls. The house provides a high standard of comfort while retaining the feel of a gracious old property. There are two terraces, a small breakfast terrace outside the living room and the other a roof terrace, offering great views of the bustling harbour and the 5km stretch of Meia Praia beach, and beyond. The house is entered by wooden double doors which open onto a spacious kitchen dining room, with seating for six. The granite topped island in the centre of the kitchen provides a great work surface, and the kitchen is well equipped with induction hob, electric oven, kettle, microwave, fridge/freezer, coffee maker and toaster. On this floor is the double bedroom plus annexe, suitable for an extra bed or for use as a child's room. There is also a utility room equipped with washer and dryer, and a family bathroom with bath and shower, handbasin and w.c. A hand made wooden staircase leads up to an airy living room, and a twin bedroom with en suite shower room and w.c, and the airy living room. There is air conditioning in the kitchen dining room and the living room. Off the living room is a small terrace with table and chairs, and an external staircase leads up to the roof terrace with its wonderful 360 degree views over the harbour, beach and countryside surrounding Lagos. There is a Weber charcoal barbecue for use on either of the terraces for al fresco dining. The upper terrace is also equipped with sun umbrella, loungers, table and chairs so as to get the best of the views and the sunshine. The property is fully equipped with towels and bed linen, plus basic foodstuffs and dishwasher and washing machine tablets. We also put a food pack in the fridge and some fresh fruit as a welcome gift. The property is registered with the Tourist Authority with Licence number 913/AL.

Registration Number : 913/AL

Owner
Mary Palmer
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

About Mary Palmer

We have lived in the Algarve for more than 25 years, working and bringing up our two children. They have now moved to the UK but we still see a lot of them when they come over for holidays. We now spend our time enjoying the outdoor life here and doing a variety of sporting activities, including running, swimming and cycling, as well as looking after the farm we have lived on since we moved to the Algarve, and of course our dog and cats. We love the relaxed life style we enjoy here, and as well as owning this house we have three other holiday properties which also keep us busy throughout the year

Mary Palmer purchased this house in 2008

Why Mary Palmer chose Lagos Town

We decided to add this house to our portfolio because of its location. Set within the city walls of Lagos, it is a great place to stay as it is so conveniently located for Lagos town centre. It is a two minute walk into the middle of the bustling town, with its narrow cobbled streets, pedestrian zones, busy restaurants and lively night life. Lagos also boasts its own train station, with trains going across the Algarve to the Spanish border and north to Lisbon, Porto and beyond. There is also a good network of local buses and the taxi rank is a five minute walk away. We love the countryside but also enjoy the city life, with its friendly cafes and proximity to shops and restaurants

What makes this house unique

The roof terrace was the deciding factor in our purchase of this house. The house is set on the hill above the fish and vegetable market, and offers great views. There is always something to look in the fishing harbour with the boats delivering their catch to the dock, and the unspoilt stretch of Meia Praia, is a view you can never tire of. Lagos town itself is also delightful, with the local population always ready to welcome visitors.

Amenities

Lagos Centre House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , The family bathroom has separate shower cubicle and bath tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , This bathroom is the ensuite of the twin bathroom
  • The family bathroom is on the same level as the double bedroom and kitchen dining room. The ensuite is on the upper level, in the twin bedroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , This bedroom has an annexe for a cot or child's bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , This bedroom has an en suite bathroom and air conditioning
  • The double bedroom is on the entrance level, with family bathroom near by. It has a built in wardrobe, and there is a small room annexed to it which is ideal for a couple with a small child or baby. The twin bedroom upstairs is next to the living room and has an en suite shower room and toilet.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
On arrival guests will find a welcome food pack consisting of bread, fruit, milk etc, plus we keep the house stocked with basics, tea, coffee, oil, condiments, dishwasher and washing machine detergent and so on. Casa Sebastiao is on the two upper floors of the property. On the level below is a studio, with separate entrance onto the street below, that has a double bed and can be rented from us in order to provide additional sleeping accommodation.

Reviews

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Newly Renovated Two Bedroom Property With Roof Terrace Offering Great Views
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5

The apt. with a view

  • 5 of 5

We were meeting our friends who had a boat in the marina at Lagos and were looking for a place close to there.We found the perfect place. The kitchen was nicely stocked,the bedrooms and second family room were very nice. Outside the family room was a landing going up to the roof deck. The landing had a grill which we used for grilling octopus and fresh sardines.Perfect. The roof top deck had one of the best sunrise stops I have seen. Rising over the beach and marina. Location good for markets,wonderful fish and vegetable below and great small commercial grocery store just down the street. The winding streets at times were hair pulling at times since we had a car.However there was great free parking by the old Moor wall near by. We loved the windows which we open wide at night to let in the coolness and sounds of the area. Some nights the local bar bands played fairly late and being up on the hill the sounds drifted up to us. Otherwise we loved the place and even ran into Mary on the street when we were having rental car issues and her skill in Portuguese helped greatly.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location for our stay in Lagos

  • 4 of 5

Apartment is up a bit of a hill but this did not affect our one week holiday with friends and the spectacular views would not be there without its location . Mary met us at apartment as arranged and after showing us around left us to our vacation but was always on hand for any issues that may have arisen. This was our first visit to Lagos and we absolutely loved it and the apartment played a big part. On arrival a welcome pack of Butter, bread, milk, ham, eggs, wine, fruit, cheese and : sorry I have forgotten the rest, was an unexpected bonus and much appreciated. Each level had one bedroom and bathroom and the showers were very good. The roof terrace was a splendid bonus and was well used. The kitchen on the ground floor was well appointed and comfortable. All manner of Bars, shops, restaurants, cafes, supermarkets were within a few minutes walk. Marina and beaches were only 10 minutes away. As mentioned we stayed there with friends and everyone had a super holiday. Although there were a very small number of things I thought could be improved I would Highly Recommend this property and am sure you will not be disappointed. Did I mention the view from the roof terrace ?? Well it was wonderful taking in the hills, marina , beach and views down the Algarve coastline as far as Portimao. Thank you very much

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home from home. Right in the centre of everything!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely warm welcome from Mary and John. Great welcome pack too! The house just feels like home and has everything you could possibly need for a fabulous holiday. Brilliant roof terrace with fantastic views. Within walking distance to station, beach, marina, restaurants and shops. We had a fantastic holiday and didn't want to come home. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely house, great location

  • 5 of 5

Contemporary house packed with everything you could possibly need. Helpful owner left a very generous welcome pack of food essentials. Brilliant location close to modern harbour and old town. 15 min walk to stunning beaches. Great stay thank you.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Fantastic accommodation in a great location.

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely week in this appartment . It's location is just perfect, you can wander about Lagos so easily from it. We loved the roof top terrace with the spectacular view. The appartment was very comfortable and had everything you need. As for the welcome pack well we have never had one like it! Extremely generous . Highly recommend

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Comfortable space in the old Historic District

  • 5 of 5

This large unit is high in the historic district of Lagos, with a roof-top deck among the highest in the old town of Lagos, with views to the marina and ocean beach. When the wind comes from the south and there are large waves you can hear the surf. As it is in the historic district, the streets are narrow and traffic is minimal, so there is no street noise other than occasion church bells. The kitchen is well-equipped with details such as hand blenders and a food scale. We found the beds to be comfortably firm, a must for us. Soft worn-out mattresses at hotels will only give me a back-ache and sleepless nights. There is a charcoal BBQ which can be used on either of the outside decks. There are many restaurants in the lower portion of the district and a Lidl supermarket within walking distance. There is plenty of free parking within 300 meters at a municipal parking area, but we were lucky to find occasional spaces about 50 meters away on the street. The location is also within walking distance to swimming beaches, and kite surfers can be seen bouncing off the surf at a larger beach across a marine channel. The thick stone walls of the unit probably keep the place cool in warmer weather, but the unit has adequate wall mounted cooling and heating devices to supplement. I would guess this unit has to be booked far in advance, as I suspect the hosts have many people who return to this location. And finally the hosts were very accommodating and spoke excellent English for Brits. And they speak Portuguese, just in case.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Kilometres
Lagos town centre
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Boa Vista Golf Course
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Lagos
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
N125 - Lagos to Portimao
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
Lagos town centre
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Lagos town beach
Car: not necessary

The town of Lagos has a long history and is associated with exploration of the New World. There is a town museum and various attractions celebrating this theme. Casa Sebastiao is inside the city walls, which wrap round the historic centre, and enclose the narrow winding cobbled streets. There are several beaches within walking distance of the house, and the main beach Meia Praia, can be reached by a footbridge. This is an expanse of 5km of golden sands, and there is always space on it for sunworshipping or enjoying the ocean. It also boasts several bars/restaurants along its length for a relaxed lunch. Lagos has a thriving marina, which is lined with cafes and bars, and is also reached across the footbridge. It is not necessary to have a car to enjoy a holiday in Lagos but it does give more freedom to explore the glorious West coast, with its stunning unspoilt beaches. These are becoming well known as a surfer's paradise, and many companies offer tuition and equipment hire. It is also possible to go out on a boat from Lagos harbour, either a rowing boat with outboard to explore the caves and grottos, a bigger traditional sailing boat for a day's sailing and a swim, or a fishing boat to try your luck at catching some fresh fish for dinner. There is an excellent zoo about 8kms outside Lagos, set in beautiful countryside. Here there is a good show of primates, birds and other creatures, plus a section especially suitable for younger visitors.

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Once the deposit is received the property will be shown as reserved. Guests must supply me with travel details so that we can agree a suitable time and place to meet on arrival, as I always meet guests in person (or send a representative if I am not available) to show guests the property, hand over keys, and answer any questions the guest may have.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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