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Luxury Property on Boavista Golf & Spa Resort; Free WiFi & Spa/Gym Membership

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Boavista Golf & Spa Resort - Superb Location & Stunning Views from 2 Balconies Overlooking Water Features, Pool & Monchique Mountains Beyond

Luxury 1st floor apartment with full Tourist Rental Licence; includes air-con & heating, full ADSL WiFi, 2 Sat (Sky) LG Smart TVs, DVD & IPod Docking Station/MP3/CD players. Both balconies have excellent views and are well equipped with outdoor furniture and a Weber gas BBQ. The secure pool area, accessed by a swipe card, is for the use of Lakeview guests only.

Resort facilities include, Championship Golf Course, driving range & practice area (chipping & putting), children's play area, archery, croquet, Petanque, tennis, five-a-side football & volley ball.

Our guests enjoy 35% discount on green fees and 10% on other selected purchases/activities, including the clubhouse restaurant. The beautiful beach resorts of Praia Da Luz, Praia D'Ana and Porto de Mos are in close proximity and stunning coastal walks can be enjoyed direct from the apartment. Nearby, Lagos is an ideal spot to visit with its shops, cafe-bars and restaurants. Rich in culture, you can experience the ambiance of the old town, with it's winding cobbled streets and squares, in contrast to the modern marina.

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Phil and Sylvia Kirk
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
November 13, 2017

About Phil and Sylvia Kirk

My wife & I are retired and live in Matlock, England. We have three children & six grandchildren that all live abroad therefore we do a lot of travelling to visit our family. We visit our Boavista property as much as possible and are looking forward to spending more time there especially in the winter months.

Phil and Sylvia Kirk purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Phil and Sylvia Kirk chose Atalaia

We have always loved the Western Algarve because of its dramatic coastline and many beautiful beaches. In contrast are the quaint fishing villages, untouched by time, where the real Portuguese life can be experienced.

Boavista enjoys a beautiful location on a headland between Lagos and Praia da Luz, commanding magnificent views of the Bay of Lagos and the distant Monchique Mountains. The property & resort/golf facilities are first class and offer a secure environment.

With an average of 3000 hours of sunshine per year, which is more than California, where better to enjoy your holiday & favourite pastime.

What makes this apartment unique

The luxury 1st floor apartment has a full tourist rental licence that complies with the latest Portuguese law (2015). Located in the exclusive Lakeview Village, the property has stunning views from both balconies and enjoys discounted golf fees (35%) and free spa & gym use.

There are many activities in the area including walking, water sports, horse riding, dolphin watching etc. The Autodromo race/kart circuits are approx 25 mins by car from our apartment and are well worth a visit. Courses & track days are available throughout the year.

In the historic town of Lagos you will find a daily fresh fish market, meat/local produce, a wide variety of shops, banks, café bars and restaurants offering a wonderful range of cuisine either in the old town or on the modern marina.

Guestbook comments from the owner

April 2012

Many thanks for letting us use your lovely apartment! We cannot fault it at all, it's beautiful and has everything we need. This is our first time in Portugal and we have had a lovely time. We would definitely like to come back and stay here again.

Many thanks once again Liz, Mark & Sam - Southport

August 2012

Dear Phil & Sylvia, thank you for the use of your fantastic apartment. It is in a great position overlooking the pool and the 17th green. The facilities in the apartment and on the site live up to the 5* rating.

Paul, Karen & Joe - Telford, Shropshire

April 2013

Thank you Phil for letting us holiday here. Have been to Lagos many times but your apartment is the best. Everything has been thought about to ensure a relaxing holiday. It is in a lovely position on Boavista with views from both balconies. Finished to a very high standard. We will be back next year.

Monica & Peter Romagnoli - London

August 2013

Phil & Sylvia

My sister, Mum, Dad & I have had the most fabulous two weeks mainly due to your gorgeous apartment with its excellent facilities. We visited numerous beaches, including Praia de Luz & Lagos all of which we would recommend. We have also enjoyed many hours by the wonderful pool. One of my Dad's favourite past-times was laughing at the golfers attempts to negotiate the water hazard (17th green).

Would love to come again,

Many thanks

The Halls - Cheshire

May 2014

Beautiful apartment - greatly appreciated. Extremely comfortable bed and first class furnishings & equipment. Wonderful views with excellent clubhouse facilities.

The use of your golf clubs was particularly useful and hope to improve my golf this year. Enjoyed Luz & Lagos and will certainly return to your apartment.

Thanks Phil for all your help,

Heather & Mike - Cheshire

July 2014

What a great way to start our school summer holiday. A great resort & apartment with everything you could need. Robbie enjoyed his golf and we loved dolphin watching & kayaking.

Thank you - I'm sure we'll be back!

Kate, Robbie, Emma & Jake Moore

August 2014

Thank you once again for allowing us to use your apartment (5th time) and it's fantastic facilities/gym. The boys made use of the gym when they weren't playing golf.

Nicky, Ian, James & Josh Hancock

August 2014

Thanks Phil & Sylvia for a wonderful holiday, 5th time back for us since first coming in 2007! Would recommend Sunday dinner at the clubhouse at 16 Euros per person from 7.30pm. Pool & gym excellent which we used several times. Visited some fabulous beaches on the West Coast near Vila da Bispo.

Thanks again - Jill, Chris, Rob & Isabel

September 2014

Brilliant location, 35% discount for golf also brilliant. The holiday was perfect mainly due to the apartment, so clean, spacious and comfortable.Thank you so much for the organisation, superb - everything worked out perfectly.

We'll be back! - Ray & Jeanette smith
Mar 2006
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Atalaia Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Master Bedroom; En-suite Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • En suite bathroom to master bedroom has bath with shower over, vanity basin, electric shaver point, bidet and wc. Main bathroom has separate shower cubicle, vanity basin and wc.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 en-suite bathroom, 6' wide (super king) divan bed & south facing balcony. Mirrored fitted wardrobes, dressing table/stool, hairdryer, Sat. (Sky) LG Smart TV. Bedroom 2; twin-beds with South facing balcony. Mirrored fitted wardrobes, dressing table/stool & hairdryer.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The luxury first floor apartment has a full Tourist Rental Licence which complies with Portuguese law and includes fire extinguishers, fire blanket, first aid kit and important contact numbers for the safety and comfort of our guests. The property is child friendly with high chairs and cots (limited number) available from Careways. A small charge, for the cot & bedlinen, will be made by Careways. The patio doors/windows have electrically operated roller shutters, which assist in keeping the apartment cool and in turn enhance security. There is also a safe for the use of all guests. The apartment is non-smoking only and this must be strictly adhered to. Pets are not allowed. Outside: The property has two well equipped balconies including tables, chairs, sun loungers, parasols and a Weber gas bbq. The swimming pool area is enclosed by fencing and is accessed via a swipe card system for security purposes. The main pool is approximately 28m x 13m x 1.5m deep and heated from April to October. There is also a separate children's pool. Sun beds and shades are provided. There are excellent changing facilities including showers and lockers in the pool area, if required. Parking is adjacent to the pool area in the marked bays. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen and towels are included & changed weekly. Towels are also changed mid-week. Daily maid-service is provided to make the beds and tidy the bathrooms/kitchen waste. Pool towels are not provided. Towels are provided by the Spa at a cost of €1. Other: There is a storage room located under the stairs in the entrance hall. This is ideal for the storage of golf equipment etc.


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Luxury Property on Boavista Golf & Spa Resort; Free WiFi & Spa/Gym Membership
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Fabulous views and beautiful Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Just back from Boavista over a week ago and we had a lovely time from the fabulous views from the balcony to all of the amenities available the indoor pool and Spa were fantastic which our two teenage sons enjoyed Phil is such a courteous and helpful host we will definitely go back and have no hesitation in recommending this accommodation as it is lovely.

Denise McNamara

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Denise, many thanks for your review. Really pleased you fully enjoyed your holiday and found everything, including the apartment & facilities, to your complete satisfaction. Boavista does have a great deal to offer and I look forward to hearing from you in the future. Best wishes, Phil
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Beautiful luxury apartment in relaxed setting

  • 5 of 5

This is a fabulous property

Very Clean & comfortable (homely ) & beautiful setting .

Overlooking golf & lake while eating breakfast .

Staff are very nice & pop in everyday for a few minutes - bins etc

& once in week the middle of the week to change towels.

Ideal apartment for us as it was our first time travelling without my daughter so my 16yr old son was happy on his own with wifi & pool & tv

Pool is very relaxed friendly yet private athmosphere . Plenty beds - no rushing down @ 7 with towels . Always bed available whatever time of afternoon we went .

We walked around the area most mornings 4-6km - were not into golf . Supermarket 20min walk ( in back road)

Or 3min drive & has everything . & nice little coffee area there too . ( really cheap for bites / snack )

We drove into Lagos most evenings for dinner

Fantastic array of restaurants to suit everyone taste & buget .

Fav was Portuguese Navegador just up from carpark in the town between both squares &

Restaurante Jardim otherside of town - small quiet place overlooking beech

We ate one night in golf club - fantantastic & good value

The owner was very helpful during all stages - enquiry booking & directions etc .

There is a lovely book in the property of helpful info & tips from previous visitors

I would recommend the property to anyone thinking of visiting Lagos .

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sharon, many thanks for your review and really pleased you all fully enjoyed your holiday. Also thanks for the tips re the restaurants. I agree that Boavista, Lagos & the surrounding area is first class for a holiday and never tire of going there myself. Best wishes, Phil
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Great location great apartment !

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed on this complex 5times before so we were well aware of the virtues of Boavista as a holiday locatation. From the superb golf course to the proximity to Luz and and Lagos and the club houseand spa with its excellent staff and the beautifully maintained grounds . This was definitely our best stay so far . The apartment is in an excellent location directly opposite the community swimming pool . It's also excellently maintained and the careways staff take away the daily grind of making beds and cleaning showers and loos . Mr Kirk was a delight to deal with and very helpful with our questions . We would unreservedly recommend this apartment and this complex .John and Joy Cooke .

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi John & Joy, many thanks for your review. Really pleased you enjoyed your holiday in Boavista and found everything to your satisfaction. It is a stunning resort with many interesting places to visit. Pleased you had a safe journey home and I look forward to hearing from you in the future. Best wishes, Phil
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Extremely comfortable well equipped apartment

  • 5 of 5

This luxury apartment was in an ideal location in the Boavista complex. The level of furnishing, equipment and general maintenance was quite outstanding. The free internet access and admission to the heated pool facility in the spa were much appreciated and well used by 4 year old grand-daughter! Although we are non-golfers, we would have no hesitation in booking this apartment again - indeed may well do so.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Alan. I'm delighted you found the property to your satisfaction and enjoyed your stay in Boavista. Also good to hear that you granddaughter enjoyed the indoor facilities as the outdoor pool would be a little chilly in March! Once again, many thanks for your booking and I look forward to hearing from you in the future. Best wishes, Phil
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Outstanding apartment in an excellent resort

  • 5 of 5

An outstanding apartment in an excellently managed and luxurious resort.

Everything about this resort was welcoming, easy going and just so enjoyable in every respect. From arriving at the resort to entering the apartment was a breeze thanks to the helpful staff. The apartment is finished to a very high standard and has fantastic views over the golf course with the coast in the distance. It is well equipped and located in one of the best areas of the resort. The local town offers many attractions and is just a few minutes drive. We had a thoroughly good time staying here, I strongly recommend it to anyone who is considering a holiday in Portugal.

Phil, thank you so much, we had such a good time.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the review Jon, Really pleased you enjoyed your holiday and that everything was to your satisfaction. The Boavista resort is an ideal spot with lots to offer for the golfer & non golfer alike. Looking forward to hearing from you in the future, Best wishes, Phil
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  • 5 of 5

Our fourth consecutive Summer holiday at Boavista - our first stay at this apartment. Boavista is simply fantastic from the relaxed feel of the place, the facilities, the general attitude of everyone who work there and it's close proximity to Lagos - a really nice town with fantastic places to browse around and great places to eat. Numerous excellent clean, and non-crowded Algarve beaches are within a few minutes drive and then there's the golf - Boavista is very good and a good golfing challenge plus there are numerous other high quality, even more challenging courses within a 20 minute drive (Penina and Palmares to name just 2). A car is not absolutely essential if staying at Boavista but be prepared to walk considerable distances or paying for taxi's if you don't have one.

Now the apartment .... fantastic! and equipped with everything you could ever want for a home from home. Furnishing and fittings are all high quality and Sky sports a really bonus! It was that good that we have already booked to go back.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kevin, many thanks for your review and I'm delighted that you enjoyed your holiday & found our property to your satisfaction! Boavista is a stunning resort and as you say the golf course certainly is a challenge! Also, many thanks for your repeat booking and I look forward to welcoming you back next August. Best wishes, Phil
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Kilometres
Resort Centre
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
A22 Algarve
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Kilometres
Resort Centre
Nearest Beach
2.5 Kilometres
Praia de Luz or Meia Praia
Car: recommended


The Western Algarve has a dramatic coastline and many beautiful beaches catering for walkers, families and water-sports enthusiasts alike. In contrast are the quaint fishing villages, untouched by time, where the real Portuguese life can be experienced. Monchique mountexperienced. ains offer a challenge for the more serious walker and stunning coastal walks to Praia Da Luz or Porto de Mos can be enjoyed direct from the apartment.


The nearest airport is Faro International. The journey time to Boavista Resort is approximately 50 minutes and is easily reached via the new motorway. Whilst taxi services are available, car hire is highly recommended to get the most out of your holiday.


By car; Lagos, Meia Praia, Ponte de Piedade, Praia Da Luz, Porto de Mos & Praia D'Ana are within a few mins. North; the picturesque mountain town of Monchique is approx. 40 mins and the bustling city of Silves is nearer still. West; the quaint fishing villages of Burgau & Salema are around 10/15 mins and the rugged coastline of Sagres & Cape St. Vincente, the most Westerly place in Europe, is around 40 mins. The nearest Supermarket, Intermache, is less than 5 mins by car (door to door).

Further Details:

There are many activities in the area including excellent water sports in Portimao and horse riding, locally, near Almadena.

In the historic town of Lagos you will find a market selling fresh fish, meat/local produce, a wide variety of shops, banks, café bars and restaurants offering a wonderful range of cuisine either in the old town or on the modern marina.

If you want to do nothing but laze in the sun there are beaches of all shapes & sizes from the long sandy stretch of Meia Praia, some 6km long, to the small cliff bound hide-aways of the Ponte Piedade.

If you feel like giving the beach a miss one day, head up to one of the regions barragems (dams) for a peaceful swim/picnic. The Barragem de Bravura near Odiaxere, on the outskirts of Lagos, is a tranquil haven complete with eucalyptus-scented water for swimming.

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Megalithic monuments in Evora. You’ll find dolmen, menhir and cromlech monuments in this area, which was the first on the Iberian Peninsula to be inhabited by humans. The giant and mysterious rocks date back some 5000 years. Whilst there, call into Evora and have lunch in the main square of Praca do Giraldo. With an average of 3000 hours of sunshine per year, which is more than California, where better to enjoy your favourite pastime.

The spectacular Autodromo Motor racing circuit created in 2008, is the most modern in Europe. Incorporating the best features of the world’s premier race circuits, the Autodromo is expecting to host the full range of events (cars & bikes)

Note: Courses & Track Days are available throughout the year; the facilty is approx 25 mins by car from our apartment

The Kartódromo Internacional do Algarve is a multi-purpose karting circuit built alongside the Autodromo. It is suitable for national/international championships to amateur races, or simply for hiring go-karts for pure fun. Having 112 circuit versions it will be one of the biggest Karting facilities in Europe.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
25% deposit upon booking - see booking conditions re refund amounts & periods. Balance due 8 weeks prior to arrival. Late bookings require payment in full on confirmation. All prices are based on a maximum of 4 people sharing and this number should not be exceeded unless agreed, in writing, with the owner. A booking form & full booking conditions will be forwarded for acceptance prior to confirming your booking.

Changeover Day:
The changeover day is flexible. The official arrival and departure times are 4.00pm & 10.00am. However these are flexible in the event that the apartment is not booked on the same day.

Notes on prices:
The property prices stated are per week in UK pounds. The minimum rental period is 4 days, except for July & August as stated and half-term/school holidays, where 7 nights is preferred.


Prices include the apartment rental, all taxes & utility charges, daily maid service, full ADSL Broadband/WiFi, complimentary Spa & Gym membership for a maximum of 4 people & full tourist rental licence which complies with Portuguese law.

See Notes below.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.