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Monina Hurl-Hodges

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

A luxurious 2 bedroom apartment centrally located with communal pools and gym.

29 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Lagos region Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Air con, en-suite, 2 balconies, large immaculately furnished. GOLFERS WELCOME!

Rental licence number 5887/AL. This elegantly furnished, fully air conditioned, very spacious 2 bedroom apartment, is in the exclusive development of Quinta das Palmeiras. It is within minutes walk of the beautiful historic old town of Lagos (it is a flat walk to all parts of the town - no hills); the stunning marina; the beach and all the amenities of Lagos. It contains a fully equipped separate kitchen; free wifi in the apartment; a large lounge/dining room with seating for 6, satellite TV/DVD, and an integrated sound system throughout the apartment. A spacious terrace leads off both the kitchen and lounge, furnished with table and 6 chairs for alfresco dining. The master bedroom has a double bed, en-suite bathroom and private balcony. The second bedroom has twin beds, and there is a further shower room. A cot is also available. Given the central location of the apartment, a car is not essential. The complex has lifts, an indoor heated pool, jacuzzi and gym, plus an outdoor pool with large sun terraces. The location and facilities have given us a number of guests returning again and again!



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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Monina Hurl-Hodges (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Monina Hurl-Hodges

We have 3 daughters, and as a family love to travel. Lagos is such a beautiful town, with everything a family could need. My husband and I also like to go there by ourselves, and enjoy the restaurants and bars when we get the chance!

Monina Hurl-Hodges purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Monina Hurl-Hodges chose Lagos region

We wanted somewhere where a car was not necessary. Our apartment is perfectly situated, within a short walking distance of the marina, beach and old town, right beside cafes and supermarkets, yet on a quiet side street. Perfect!

What makes this apartment unique

The balconies get the sun from dawn to late afternoon, so while my teenagers may want to lie in, my husband and I can use the gym in the morning, or go for a stroll, picking up a latte from the Cafe Fresco in the complex, or the Pingo Doce store round the corner. Then bring breakfast back to enjoy in the sunshine on our lovely terrace. The ideal way to start a day lazing by the pool, at the beach, or going for a stunning cliff walk.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are now back after a lovely week in Lagos! Your apartment is gorgeous - prestine, very spacious and well equipped - the best one we have ever stayed in. And so well located next to the marina and old town. We tried out all the local restaurants - our favourite was No Patio. Thanks for providing the sunbeds. We used them once by the pool (very comfy). On the other days we drove to local beaches. Your Lagos guide was very helpful. We referred to it many times - especially for the beaches! Thanks again for such a fabulous apartment!
Jun 2010
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based on 29 traveler reviews

A luxurious 2 bedroom apartment centrally located with communal pools and gym.
average rating of 4.7586207 based on 30 reviews

Great location

  • 4 of 5

We were 2 couples, using Lagos as a base for golf and beach. The apartment was clean and functional, and located a 10 minute walk to the heart of the old town. We were met by the property manager, who gave us instructions on how to operate the door. Unfortunately, we did not know about the fact that the washing machine has a delayed door opening once the cycle finishes, so we broke the latch upon opening. The repair was expedited quickly and we were charged $200 Canadian from our damage damage, which is on the high side of what we would have expected.

Overall, I would recommend this apartment. The owner was prompt in returning emails, and the facilities are very good. Parking is readily available right outside the building too - very convenient.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

We are just back from a lovely stay in Lagos. The apartment was perfect for our family. It was our home for 2 weeks and we felt so relaxed and comfortable from the moment we arrived. The location is perfectly located near the marina, town, train station for day trips and a 10 min walk to the beautiful beach. The facilities in the apt and complex were exactly what we needed with a baby in tow and we loved the option of the indoor pool for an early morning swim if it was a bit too cold for our daughter. Frescos is the best breakfast place in Lagos and it was perfect having it on our doorstep. We could find no faults with the apt and were grateful for the extra touches such as the stash of dvds & books and the dolce gusto coffee machine. We wouldn't hesitate to return. Thanks Monina for your hospitality, you've always been a pleasure to deal with throughout the process and that you for sharing your lovely home with us.

The Keighron Family

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review - thank you so much. I have tried to put in the apartment what I would like when I go on holiday, so I'm glad you enjoyed. Please return any time.
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2nd stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd stay at the apartment,exactly a year after our 1st.

Nice,quite and perfect base.Hope to return for a 3rd time sooner rather than later.

Chris & Maxine

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Chris and Maxine, for the lovely comments. I love welcoming returning guests!
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Amazing Accommodation!!

  • 5 of 5

Well words are not enough..... This is the second time stopping at this appartment and I'm 100% sure it won't be the last!

It's within a comfortable walking distance of the main town which have a wonderful mix of eateries, bars and shops as well as the train station and beach.

The accommodation is clean and well presented with everything you need for a short or a long stay with family or friends.

It's also had the added benefit of a pool with a plenty supply of loungers as well as an indoor pool and gym!!

Can't wait to re-book for next year!!!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: How lovely. Just let me know when and I'll book you in!
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Quality accomodation in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Loved everything about this apartment. Spacious, quality furnishing, spotlessly clean. The balcony was a bonus, ideal for meals and relaxing. Location great, short walk to Lagos central, port, beach. Would recommend.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you enjoyed your stay! Let me know if you want to return any time.
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Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England

Modern and Comfy Well-Located Lagos Apartment

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I wanted a short break in a nicely appointed apartment close to the restaurants and amenitities in Lagos for a post-Christmas break. We were very impressed with the apartment as it was exactly as described online. It was easy to find and the arrival briefing by Carla was both helpful and thorough. Parking was easy and there were supermarkets very close by. The apartment is smart, modern, well-equipped and spotlessly clean. We were close to the marina and it was a pleasant 10 minute walk to the Old Town where there were numerous restaurants to cater for most tastes. We particularly liked 'No Patio' for its charm and friendliness let alone the high quality food. All in all, we would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very pleased that you both had such a good holiday. Thank you for the lovely comments.
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Boa Vista
Nearest Train
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Lagos is the hidden gem of the Algarve and perfect for golfers! Protected by its 16th century walls, this picturesque town retains its old-world Portuguese charm. A fine selection of restaurants offering international cuisine, pavement cafes and stylish boutiques line the maze of cobbled streets. There is a superb fresh fish market, with fruit and vegetables for sale on the upper level.

Less than 15 minutes walk from the apartment is the fabulous Meia Praia beach - 5km of golden sand with every facility you could ask for, and the quieter town beach at Praia da Batata. A further 7 beaches are within easy reach, many of which are served by the local road train.

There are many golf courses within easy reach, including the beautiful Boa Vista in Lagos itself. Boat trips are available to view the grottos and sea caves, or to go Dolphin watching out at sea.

Please see Facebook 'Monina H Lagos' for lots of photographs of the complex, Lagos town, and our favourite restaurants and bars.


Rates & Availability

Lagos Centre Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
July/August 2016
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
September 2016
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
October 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
Nov/Dec 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 22 2016
4 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jan/Feb 2017
Jan 4 2017 - Feb 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
March 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
April 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
May 2017
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
June 2016
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $263

A good Euro exchange rate will be offered on the above prices, if that is your currency of payment.
DISCOUNTS: 2 weeks 5%; 3 weeks 10%; 4 or more weeks 20%.
We accept payment by cheque or bank transfer.
A £200 security deposit will be added onto the final payment, which will be refunded on inspection of the apartment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Lagos region Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • En-suite bathroom with hydro therapy spa bath, shower over, bidet, WC, washbasin, mirror and towel rail. Shower room with WC, washbasin, mirror and towel rail. Towels will be changed weekly. You are kindly asked to bring your own towels for the beach and pool area.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , En-suite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1 with double bed, en-suite bathroom with jacuzzi bath, large fitted wardrobes, dressing and bedside tables, lamps, stool and private balcony. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, large fitted wardrobes, dressing and bedside tables, lamps and stool. A cot is available. Sofa bed is available in the living room. Bed linen will be changed weekly, for a stay of more than 10 days.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
The apartment is furnished to a very high standard, with granite work surfaces in the kitchen, and a hydrotherapy spa bath in the en-suite. There is a large terrace off the kitchen and living room, with a table and 6 chairs for alfresco dining. The master bedroom has a balcony off. The indoor communal pool is heated, alongside a jacuzzi and gym. The outdoor pool has many sun terraces to catch those rays. Either stairs or the lift will take you up to this 3rd floor apartment. On a corner of the ground floor of the apartments, is the Fresco cafe, serving Portuguese and English food, which can be taken out if you wish to eat by the pool. It is within minutes walk of the marina with its shops and restaurants. It is also right by the old town, with its cobbled streets and outdoor cafes and restaurants. The castle walls and fort are about 10 minutes away. The beautiful beach is a 15 minute walk, with its 5 km of golden sand.

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