Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
The apartment has been tastefully furnished, it offers a large lounge with a terrace, perfect for watching the sunsets and alfresco dining, TV. CD, DVD player and a dining area. There are two large sofa beds in the lounge that could comfortably accommodate extra persons at a small charge. The fully fitted kitchen comes with all the appliances you would expect to find in a home including a dish washer , breakfast area and a terrace.
There is one double bedroom with en-suite bathroom complete with Jacuzzi bath and a very nice spacious twin room with a full bathroom. Both bedrooms have fitted wardrobes and under bed storage.
There is a very nice pool area with an outdoor shower, a grassed area and loungers.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Praia Dona Ana 500 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro 85 km, Nearest railway: Lagos 5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Access||Parking, Lift access|
We require a 30% deposit on confirmation of your booking with the balance payable on arrival. We do not accept credit cards except payment with a sterling credit card via a Currency Exchange company we work closely with.
The Algarve region
Welcome to the Algarve. Gorgeous beaches, warm water and glorious sunshine year-round: the dream holiday destination.
Situated on the extreme South of Portugal, this part of the territory was the last to be conquered from the Moors by the Portuguese king Dom Afonso III, in 1292.
However, the distance that was difficult to cover back in the 13th Century is no longer an obstacle thanks to Faro International Airport or the extension of the IP1 motorway that runs the entire length of the Algarve from the Spanish border to Lagos in the west.
The Algarve is a favourite destination for Europeans seeking to exchange the stress and fast pace of modern urban living in their own countries for a more relaxed and healthy lifestyle abroad.
So why not visit this charming region, which offers over 3000 hours of sunshine a year and idyllic temperatures (average temperature in winter of 14ºC and 24ºC in Summer, rarely going below 12ºC during Winter and reaching as high as 28ºC or 30ºC in July and August), which are ideal for playing golf and other sports.
The standard of living is high and costs are relatively low compared to northern Europe and the Algarve boasts some of the best-unspoiled beaches in Portugal, a perfect setting for water sports, sailing, big game fishing and other maritime activities. The majority of the finest championship golf courses are also concentrated in this region, which attracts a steady influx of golfers all year round.
There is also no shortage of sporting and leisure activities for the non-golfer such as tennis, horse-riding, bird watching, walking, swimming fishing, sailing, jet skiing and micro light flying. There are also a growing number of well-equipped gyms and health and beauty salons.
In today’s world safety is perhaps one of the most important considerations: the crime rate is comparatively low in the Algarve, as in most regions of Portugal.
Portuguese is the seventh most widely spoken language but it is not easy to learn. Much to the relief of European visitors, most of the younger Portuguese and those in business or the tourist industry, have an excellent command of English, which is now the second language in schools.
For many, the Algarve is Europe’s answer to paradise.
Lagos - The Romans gave the name of “Lacobriga” to the town but its natural river port would indicate very much earlier occupation. This historic town has played an important part in the story of discovery of many parts of the world. It was from the harbour that Vasco da Gama sailed in 1499 on his historic and epic voyage of discovery. Lagos was the capital of the Algarve from 1578 until 1756 and there remain several ancient buildings to testify to its historic glory.
Essentially Lagos is now an important tourist town there are still many architectural signs of its ancient past, even a building dating originally back to around 1445 which is recorded as being Europe’s first building used as a slave market. The walls of the town in the most part remain after sections were restored. Attached to the famous 17th Century "gold" church of Santo António there is a small museum of regional items, some of which are quite odd!
The town’s more recently constructed Marina presents a lovely picture and this harbour is practically the first sight a visitor has of Lagos. Besides the boats that find it convenient as a permanent mooring it is usually full of yachts passing on the way or returning from the Mediterranean and the Americas. At the entrance to the harbour is the "Forte da Bandeira" which was constructed in the 17th Century.
The nearest beach to Apt. Cecilia is Praia Dona Ana. Praia Dona Ana is a famous and very popular beach, with a wide range of tourist facilities all around it. The road to the beach brings you out onto a small viewing point from where you can contemplate the curious rock formations. The beach consists of a series of small inlets caused by the shape of the cliffs, providing all manner of sheltered nooks and crannies for bathers. There is a footpath along the top of the cliff, to the east of the beach, leading to Praia do Pinhão.
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