Apartment in Marina de Lagos, Lagos, Western Algarve - Centrally Located, 10 Minutes Walk From Historic Old Town And Beaches, Short Drive To Golf
About Nicola Carruthers
We live in Scotland where the weather is not known to be great! So love every chance to escape to warmer climes. We love Portugal and the Portuguese people and have made many friends on our visits to Lagos which we now treat as a second home. We work for ourselves building our own designed properties locally and more recently have enjoyed the challenge of building our villa here in Portugal. We love exploring Europe and finding new places, traveling in our motor-home and spending as much time as possible in Lagos. I'd say we work hard and play hard...we both enjoy our outdoor sports, skiing, walking, cycling, horse riding and more recently power boating and sailing (since coming to Lagos).
Nicola Carruthers purchased this Apartment in 2003
Why Nicola Carruthers chose Telheiro
Working for yourself and from home often means long hours with not a lot of chill out time. We wanted somewhere we could enjoy time and time again within easy reach of the UK and Lagos fits that bill. Someone once told us that after your third visit you'll not want to leave.. and its true Lagos certainly gets under your skin! Being able to relax and take it easy, or be as energetic as you like....it's a place for everyone from couples to families or groups of friends. The location of our apartment couldn't be better, once we arrive there's everything we need and everything's within walking distance so we can just chill out and enjoy our break. There's no better feeling than sitting on our balcony with a glass of chilled wine watching the yachts berth below.
What makes this Apartment unique
Our apartment offers one of the best views in the Marina, we wouldn't swap that for the world, the feeling you get on first arriving and opening those shutters still takes our breath away. The station is walking distance so a car is not really necessary, and supplies are easily picked up from the supermarket, only a 2 min walk away. Town is only a 10 minute stroll over the Marina footbridge and along the cobbled aveneda, and there's always space on the 5km long Meia Praia beach, again only a 10 minute walk. Location, Location, Location! We have now installed Sky Tv and Fibre Optic WIFI Connection to the apartment should you feel so comfortable there you prefer to stay home!!
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Had a fantastic 4 days staying at this stunning apartment directly overlooking the marina and within easy walking distance of the beach and the old town, my only issue was the 3rd floor apartment had no lift and having had recent knee surgery found it a little difficult at times especially with bags. But this did’t take away from the fantastic time we had celebrating our Sons wedding in Espiche
Excellent location to explore the Algarve
The apartment is very bright being a corner unit with lovely views across the harbour to the old city. Easy walking access to the old town and to beaches. Its location also offers convenient access to the motorway to explore other locations in the Algarve. When coming by car, place the Marina de Lagos into the GPS search as the address in the listing is a description of the building within the complex. Park in the Marina parking lot and building is nearby. Both the owner, Nicola, and Emma, the local host, are very accessible and responsive.
Best view at Lagos Marina
A great apartment with the most amazing view overlooking the marina. Huge balcony - so nice to sit out & enjoy a glass of wine.
Very conveniently located - easy, safe walk to restaurants/bars. Free parking around the corner. Both Nicola & Emma were very responsive. I would recommend this apartment as a base while staying in Lagos/Algarve.
Marina apartment in Lagos.
Clean, well equipped apartment in a great location. Excellent wi-fi and tv. Attractive views from apartment over Marina. Third floor, so plenty of opportunity to maintain fitness. Lot's of restaurants within walking distance.
Spacious Apartment with a Fabulous View
Lovely apartment in an excellent location for everything Lagos has to offer. The wrap around balcony has a fabulous view of the Marina. We had a great holiday and would recommend. Good communication with Nicola and Emma. Thank you both.
Best views of the Marina
Fabulous position on the Marina, beautiful views, everything close by, all within a five minute walk, my second time in this apartment, so good I have booked a third, air con in all rooms, full British TV, everything you could want in a holiday, and Nicola is just a phone call away if there are any problems, there may be more modern apartments on the Marina but this one is in a top position with two balconies facing South and East, therefore getting the sun all day, only downside no lift, but the exercise is good for you!
From Meia Praia the 5km long open sandy beach that stretches from Lagos Marina to the Alvor Estuary, to the secluded unspoilt beaches of the West Coast. Grottos and coves, miles of cliff top coastal walks, from surf dudes and kite surfers to the skinny dippers and nudists, there are beaches to cater for everyone. Many within easy walking distance and those worth travelling further afield to explore. Either family friendly or Robinson Crusoe style some of the best beaches in Europe!
Faro airport is 75km from Lagos, approx 45 min drive by motorway.
Taxi and coach transfers are available from the airport to Lagos.
Regular trains are also available from Faro itself to Lagos with the train station being located directly behind the Marina and within walking distance of the apartment.
Car hire is therefore not necessary as everything is within easy walking distance once you have arrived although a car would provide the opportunity to explore further afield if wished.
The Algarve promises a fantastic climate and year round sunshine, and as a working fishing town Lagos has something going on all year round. The historic old town with its warren of twisted cobbled streets contrasts its sophisticated restaurants with small local eating places tucked in the back of beyond. Jazz clubs, night clubs, bars, cafes, shops and boutiques all blend with the mixture of historical buildings and Moorish architecture. The streets become alive in the evenings with buskers and entertainers. Lagos has an abundance of restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets. Fish and shellfish are popular with fish cataplanas and grilled sardines being firm favourites. Chicken piri piri is another local dish not to be missed. You'd actually struggle to find a bad restaurant here! The local wines and liqueurs are excellent, a great way to relax at the end of the day! Be it sailing, power boating, surfing, kite surfing, walking, cycling, riding, golf or just a fantastic chilled out beach location. Lagos has it all. The nearby Marina Club has a gym, luxury spa and indoor plunge pool and for a local charge guests can take advantage of these facilities, or the recently opened municipal sports centre is a few minutes walk away and has a competition sized indoor pool and large state of the art gym, classes are also available daily. Many excursions can be booked on the Marina itself i.e sailing, power boating, boat charters, dolphin safaris, big game fishing, and grotto trips. And to keep the children entertained there are also two water parks in the area, the Zoomarine where you can swim with the dolphins and Lagos Zoo with over 120 species of animals all living in their natural habitats. For drives further afield the Monchique mountains and its spa town are well worth a visit, and the stunning coastline and numerous beaches and fishing villages along the west coast all the way to Sagres with its imposing fortress. Once thought to be "the end of the world!".