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Villa in Lagos, Western Algarve, Portugal - Tranquil Area Away From Main Roads On Hill Overlooking Meia Praia Beach
Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8/10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 double bed with en-suite - the 'citrus spring' room. Bedroom 2 2 single beds - the 'burgundy' room. Bedroom 3 2 single beds - the 'terracota' room. Bedroom 4 double bed with en-suite - the 'Autumn leaves' room. All are finely furnished.
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 30 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 10 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter:
Special interest holidays:
For young visitors there are various water parks with exciting rides for all ages; a zoo in Lagos and a marine zoo that offers the opportunity to swim with dolphins.
This beautifully furnished villa is in a perfect location to be able to enjoy all of the local delights; fish restaurants, cafes and bars whilst being a haven of peace away from any busy roads. Only 3 mins by car are the beaches of Praia De Ana and Praia De Mos, with the villages of Praia de Luz and Salema being only 10 minutes away by car.
The best airport to fly into is Faro. Direct flights to Faro are from most UK airports. Routes are always being updated and many of the routes are operated by low-cost airlines (EasyJet, BMI Baby, Flybe, Monarch etc). Amarela is approximately 70 miles/1 hour from Faro Airport. It is a very straightforward journey along the A2 motorway exit junction 1 or 2 into Lagos. We recommend booking a car though Carjet for the best deal from Faro airport, or check out the airport website.
Lagos marina is no more than 1km from Amarela. Lagos town is 1.5km. It's a 15 minute walk, a very short drive (especially if you part at the back of the Marina). It's great to walk down in the evening and take a cheap taxi back to the villa at the end of the night. Local beaches and beautiful villages span the local area. We have maps in the villa with recommendations for beaches, restaurants and interesting places to go.
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About Jenny Draper
Our beautiful villa is owned by 2 families; friends since childhood, based in North West England. I'm Jenny and have Ronnie & Mary aged 7 and 5. Cath & Phil have Francesca & Will aged 15 and 13. They are growing up absolutely loving their annual holidays back at Amarela, getting to catch up with the friends and beach restaurant owners we've got to know over the years and taste some amazing fresh, local dishes they wouldn't get at home. The fact both families go back each year, at least once is testament to the love of the place and enjoyment we get from the villa and region. I love travelling into the mountains around Monchique, eating some of the local pork dishes, tasting the local, amazing wine up there. Cath, Phil and children love visiting all the different beaches and water parks. Phil comes every year without fail for a lads golfing trip. March & April as well as October/November are very under-rated months to visit this region; it's a lovely temperature and seeing the different seasons coming into effect is a joy.
Jenny Draper purchased this villa in 2007
Why Jenny Draper chose Meia Praia
Phil and Cath had been travelling to Lagos for years and I'd never been before. I'd wanted to invest in a holiday home, as did Phil and Cath, so when I headed out to Lagos, realised how friendly the community was, the type of warm, decent tourists the place attracted, the great food culture at great prices - and not forgetting the number of beautiful towns, villages and variety of beaches along the Algarve coast, I was hooked. It reminded me of Spain from years and years ago with all its charm. Our villa was a new build when we bought it and it's on a lovely residential 'close' with 69 villas, overlooking the fields and other lovely villas. It's very peaceful and safe and we have such friendly neighbours. It's also so easy to get from Faro airport, in about 45 minutes which makes it hassle free.
What makes this villa unique
First things first, I drop my suitcase and head straight to the supermarket, Pingo's 3 minutes drive away to stock up on provisions. The fact it's so close is wonderful so once we've stocked up, I can then get my swimming gear on and relax with some lunch, a drink & my book by the pool. The fact we've got wifi TV and radio means I don't have to miss out on any shows I'm watching at the time, or a bit of Radio 2, Classic FM or Heart for some good music whilst on holiday. We have excellent maid, pool cleaning & gardening services for the villa so it really does feel like a proper break. It really is a villa which fills with sunshine and feels like a total break from the real world. Restaurants & bars are only 10 mins walk away when you want to head out & about, so there's the best of both worlds on your doorstep.