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Villa in Lagos, Western Algarve, Portugal, 4401/AL - Main House Sleeps 6 In 3 Bedrooms, Option Of Extra Bedroom In Annex Sleeping 2 More People
Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/8 (3/4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with twin beds and sliding patio doors to pool terrace. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, sliding patio doors to pool terrace. Bedroom 3 with twin beds. All bedrooms have large fitted wardrobes and are furnished with hand painted furniture. Bedroom 4 in the annex with twin beds which may be booked for 20% surcharge for larger parties.
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 8
Minimum age of primary renter:
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (e.g. countertops, light switches, handles and taps)
Cleaned with disinfectant
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
Follows industry health association: SafeHome (VRMA and VRHP)
Follows regional health guidelines: Clean & Safe (Portugal)
The nearest beach is 1.5km away. The famous Meia Praia beach can be reached by ferry boat from the promenade or from one of the many car parks dotted along the length of the beach. On the other side of town is the most photographed beach on the Algarve - Praia Dona Anna with its incredible rock formations. There are numerous beaches along the coast of every shape and size. The wonderful west coast beaches are within easy reach, the secret cove of Ingrina, the vast Castelejo and Amado for surfers
Faro airport is 78km (approx. 45 mins drive) via Motorway A22 to Lagos.
Car hire is strongly recommended for convenience, but not absolutely essential.
Lagos town: 1.5km. Portelas village: 0.5km. Praia da Luz: 7km. Burgau: 12km. Sagres: 28km.
Miradouro is very well furnished and equipped with telephone, Wi FI, digital English TV,including BBC, ITV etc. CD/cassette player, DVD player, personal safe, hairdryer and a small library of paperback books. There are ceiling fans for the summer months. It has a distinctly Portuguese flavour as we have furnished and decorated with the works of local craftsmen wherever possible whilst still providing all 'mod cons', personal safe, dishwasher, microwave AND a daily maid to deal with all household chores so Mum can have a holiday too!
Lagos (pronounced Lah-Gosh!) is quite different to most other Algarve resorts. This is no purpose built resort nor over-developed fishing village, but an ancient Portuguese town, its heritage well preserved by the local council. Tourism now plays an important part in its prosperity but by no means overwhelms it. The old men still gather to set the world to rights and you need only stroll a short way from the centre to find rambling cobbled streets or the old city walls surrounding the town. The town centre is just 1.5km away.
Visit the new marina to admire the yachts, stroll along the palm fringed promenade overlooking the fishing harbour and the old Fort jutting out into the sea, the old slave market (now an art gallery) and the Church of Santo Antonio with its regional museum. It is the favourite holiday town for the Portuguese themselves, which ensures good value for money and Portugal itself is one of the cheapest countries in Europe. In short, it is a spacious Portuguese town with something for everyone. There are numerous restaurants to suit all pockets and tastes, various supermarkets and all varieties of shops.
In and around Lagos are facilities for sailing, windsurfing, surf boarding, waterskiing, scuba-diving, deep sea fishing, boat trips, tennis, squash, riding , dolphin watching and, for the really adventurous, microlight flying! A comprehensive guide to local facilities is sent to all booking the villa.
About Doreen Purefoy
I have lived with my husband in Weybridge for over 30 years. Our daughter and husband live nearby with their young son and baby daughter. I was a Brown Owl for 19 years (!) and also a Governor of a special school. I now run a beginners bridge group for U3A, and very occasionally walk dogs for the Cinnamon Trust. We have recently acquired a middle aged Norfolk terrier called Peggy, who is a little gem
Doreen Purefoy purchased this villa in 1984
Why Doreen Purefoy chose Falfeira
We first visited the Algarve in 1979 and instantly fell in love with the area and the people. We first stayed in Carvoeira and considered buying there but sadly realised that this charming little fishing village was about to be swamped by development. We then explored further west and after several visits to the area decided that Lagos was sufficiently large and predominantly Portuguese to avoid being swallowed up by developments. Then began the search for a villa nearby rather than in the town itself which can be noisy with barking dogs and late night bars etc.! We were extremely lucky in that the first villa sent to us was in just the right location, just 1 mile from the very centre of town with fantastic panoramic views of the ocean and mountains and yet in the peaceful countryside.
What makes this villa unique
I doubt there are many villas in or around Lagos that combine convenience of access to the many shops, bars and restaurants the town has to offer, with such blissful peace and quiet. We sit gazing at the views for hours both day and night and never tire of returning to Miradouro. The children love the pool,which can be heated in early and late season at extra charge when the water temperature is a mite too chilly except for the most hardy. The villa is very baby friendly as we provide cot, high chair, monitor, bottle warmer, steriliser, even a few toys and a potty!