Casa do Miradouro
Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Ideally situated in the peaceful countryside, yet only 1 mile from the splendid old town of Lagos with its lovely
squares, fountains and pedestrian streets full of restaurants,pavement cafes and bars.
Miradouro has a heated swimming pool and built in barbecue with adjacent eating area by the pool and a second outdoor eating area on the large first floor terrace with panoramic views over the bay of Lagos and to the Monchique hills.
There is also a large lawned area, ideal for ball games, so children have plenty of space for running around.
Miradouro has its own maid, Antonia, who works 6 mornings a week, with Sundays and national holidays off.
She will deal with all the household chores, leaving Mum free to enjoy her holiday too! Wi-Fi.
TRAVELLING WITH BABY? We provide all the kit to lighten your load; cot, high chair, sterilisor, bottle warmer and baby monitor.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Town beaches or Meia Praia 1.5 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||1.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro 78 km, Nearest railway: Lagos 1.5 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
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Staffed property, Sea view|
|General||TV, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (8), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The main villa has entrance hall with telephone leading to Master bedroom with twin beds, en suite marble
bathroom and patio doors onto pool terrace. Bedrooms 2 and 3 with twin beds sharing 2nd marble bathroom.
All bedrooms have large fitted wardrobes and are furnished with hand painted furniture from the Alentejo
region of Portugal. A passage from the hallway leads to the extension with laundry room and kitchenette
for poolside drinks and barbecue crockery. There is also a winter sitting room, which is closed in the summer
and never let separately. For larger parties this room can sleep an additional 2 people at a supplement of
20% of the appropriate rental. It is a very large room with en suite bathroom and stunning views to the
Monchique hills. Cool air fans are available for all rooms in the high summer .
Marble stairs lead to the first floor with a large living room and patio doors onto terrace with outdoor eating
area. Marvellous views across the bay of Lagos, to the Monchique hills and over the new Marina . Sitting area
and dining area. Satellite TV with sky family package. Fully equipped kitchen and upstairs cloakroom. There is a small library of paper backed books for your use.
|Further details outdoors|
Walled front garden with kidney shaped swimming pool (10x5 metres) surrou nded by a large terrace with
sunbeds. Built in barbecue with adjacent eating area. Optional pool heating is available for £100pw. There is a lawned area surrounded by
shrubs and a pergola providing a shady area. To the rear of the villa is a car park and a citrus orchard., providing an ample supply of lemons for your gin& tonics!
The villa is managed by Rosemary Reynolds who has over 30 years experience and is well able to deal with
all formalities and any local difficulties.
The villa is available from 2pm on the day of arrival to 10am on the day of departure to enable the maid to do a really good clean between lets.
Winter lets include the winter sitting room, with slow burning log fire. The villa is equipped with electric
blankets, fan heaters and has a current gas safety certificate.
TOURIST LICENCE. it is now the law that all rented villas must have a licence. All health and safety requirements must be installed, some of which may seem a little silly such as the sign proclaiming that 'no lifeguard is on duty' - profoundly disappointing those hoping for a bay watch babe!- however it is most important that the licence be obtained as those without it can be shut down, guests or not! Our villa has been inspected and awarded it's licence .
The Algarve region
Lagos (pronounced Lah-gosh!) is quite different to most other Algarve resorts. This is no purpose built resort
or over developed fishing village. It is an ancient Portuguese town, its heritage very well preserved by the local council. Tourism now plays an important part in its prosperity, but by no means overwhelms it. The centre of town has lovely old squares, fountains and pedestrian streets, full of restaurants and bars; but a short stroll
from the centre you will find rambling cobbled streets; a flight of steps leading to an ancient church, or the old city walls surrounding the town. Visit the new marina with its quayside cafes and bars; walk along the lovely palm fringed promenade, overlooking the fishing boatsand town beaches with an old fort jutting out into the sea.
In Lagos is found the first (and last!) slave market in Europe and the Church of Santo Antonio with its regional
museum. In short it is a spacious Portuguese town with something for everyone, no matter what your taste.
Lagos has numerous restaurants to suit all pockets and tastes, from Portuguese tavernas to the only 3 star
restaurant in the area. There are pizzerias,steakhouses, vegetarian, Chinese, Indian and Japanese restaurants.
There are pavement cafes in pretty squares; bars and discos; trendy boutiques and gift shops; a municipal market and various supermarkets. It is the favourite holiday town of the Portuguese themselves, which ensures good value for money and Portugal itself is one of the cheapest countries in Europe. In and around Lagos are 5 championship golf courses; facilities for sailing, windsurfing, water-skiing, scuba diving, deep sea fishing , boat triips, tennis, squash, horse riding and for the really adventurous-microlight flying!
The new motor racing track near Portimao is within easy reach, just one junction down the motorway (but thankfully out of earshot!) It is hosting many motoring events, has been approved by FIA to hold Formula One races and is already used by Mclaren and Ferrari as a test track, so many star drivers are on view, and seems certain to add to the many good reasons to visit the Algarve!
Further information on all local facilities will be sent to all who book the villa together with directions, map and a food list to be sent to the management service to order those items you would like in the villa for your arrival.
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25 May 2013
"Another week in Paradise"
Just spent another wonderful week in Casa do Mirodouro. The villa is large and airy - perfect when the weather is hot. Stepping out of the master bedroom straight on to the terrace for an early swim is a delight, and the shaded poolside dining area under a massive and beautiful bourgonvillia is a great place to dry-off and have breakfast.
The villa is set on a hillside just outside the town and from the balcony we overlooked Lagos and the sea.It is quiet; the local cockerell has a dodgy watch, he only crows at 2.30 pm! Antonia the maid is a delight. Got to be our favourite holiday hideaway.
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