Casa Do Nascer Sol
House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Casa Do Nascer Sol is a beautiful 3 storey town house right opposite Meia Praia beach (200 metres) and is ideally located only 1.5km from Palmares golf course and 1.5km from the charming town of Lagos. If you want some space this is the house for you - for example the two main bedrooms are each 4.6mt x 4.3mt plus fitted wardrobes and the twin bedroom is 3.1mt x 3.6mt.plus fitted wardrobe. New bathroom completed late 2013 and new en-suite shower room completed December 2014. The top floor has a new kitchen (December 2014), dining area which seats 6 comfortably, and a large lounge opening out to the top balcony. There is a beach bar/restaurant facing the house which serves excellent food and drinks all day long, and several others along the beach - we have tried them all and recommend them all too !!.
The property has a communal swimming pool with a smaller shallow pool for young children .
The house has a lot of space and has over 40 square metres of sea and sun facing balcony space. The top balcony has an electric sun blind to provide some protection from the sun and is ideal for spending the evenings listening to the sea and eating 'al fresco'. We always have breakfast out on the balcony watching the last of the fishing boats returning to the harbour. If we wake up early we watch the sun come up, sun rise is pretty spectacular.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Meia Praia 200 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||1.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro 80 km, Nearest railway: Lagos 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Further details indoors|
The house can accommodate six adults with scope for additional small children . For each additional guest above 6 there will be a charge of £20 per day.
Two very spacious double bedrooms (with proper double beds) with lovely balconies facing the sea. One of the double bedrooms has an en suite, and a very comfortable double "put-you-up" which can be used for additional guests by prior arrangement. The third bedroom has two adult size single beds and plenty of space . Bed linen is renewed regularly and is all cotton for that added crisp and luxurious feeling. New mattresses, washing machine, fridge and sofas end of 2013.
There is one bathroom with bath/shower and WC (refurbished end of 2013) and one en suite with WC and shower (completely renewed December 2014) .
There is a dining area on the top floor with new dining table and chairs. Alternatively you can eat 'al fresco' on the balcony overlooking the ocean with views of the beach, Lagos town and the popular Dona Ana in the distance.
There is plenty of flexibility with numbers of seats around tables as most of the chairs are on the top floor.
The completely renewed (December 2014) kitchen comes fully equipped with cutlery, crockery and all that is needed to self cater, plenty of wine/soft drink/beer/shot glasses.
Cleaning and laundry (bed linen, tea towels and bathroom towels) will be carried out once a week. Bath towels are provided for use within the house only,and we ask that guests bring their own beach/pool towels.
There is a safe for your valuables.
There is TV with most of the usual channels. There are also a variety of books, maps, DVDs and an I-pod speaker dock which fits most I-pods.
Two pairs of binoculars should be found on the mantle piece. There is a variety of buckets/spades/beach balls/beach umbrellas fully stocked at the beginning of each season.
|Further details outdoors|
Free parking is available directly outside the house. There are attractive gardens by the communal pool area whilst soaking up some rays . You can take your own drinks etc down to the pool (plastic glasses)
Both double bedrooms have balconies which look out over the sea, being the perfect way to wake up on your holiday.
The top balcony is ideal for eating outside with a fabulous view of the coast, westwards to Lagos town and to Dona Ana probably about 3km across the bay and eastwards towards Alvor with Praia da Rocha in the distance. Breakfast on the balcony is a great way to start the day.There is a large white metal table on this balcony with 6 matching chairs and there are several spare garden chairs which can be used if necessary - there is plenty of space !!
The bottom balcony is the largest and has a few chairs and a 2 new sun beds to relax on.
Large potted plants on each balcony - including an orange tree on the bottom balcony which produces oranges seemingly every other year.
Guest information providing more information on the property and the area and activities will be sent to you electronically approx. 6 weeks before your holiday.
Entry to the house is from 3pm on the first day of your booking, and guests are kindly asked to vacate the property by 11am on the morning of their last day having removed all rubbish to the waste containers at the entrance to the beach car park.
For the attention of those with restricted mobility - there are stairs up to the kitchen/lounge/dining area/top balcony and to the downstairs bedroom .
The Algarve region
The Algarve is the southernmost region of Portugal and it's one of Europe's favourite holiday destinations well known for glorious year round sunshine and excellent sandy beaches. The western Algarve is unspoilt with many rocky coves and sandy beaches very close to Lagos where you could have the beach to yourself.
Everywhere you go, you are surrounded by bright colours, from the golden sands, to the crystal clear waters, the clear blue skies, the vivid green grass, and the white-washed walls of the buildings in the Algarve's old towns.
There is no one best way to explore this region of Portugal. The seemingly endless coastline includes some of the world's most beautiful beaches, but by venturing just a few miles inland, you can lose yourself in the heritage and history of the Algarve.
The Algarve caters for all holiday makers with every watersport available for all tourists.
Road and mountain biking is very popular with almost empty roads as soon as you leave the EN125, and great cliff top trails. The summit of Monchique ( 970metres) via the quiet roads is a wonderful ride and their are numerous off-road tracks to explore in the surrounding hills.
The Algarve is also home to some of the world's most famous golf courses, where players of all ability are welcome.
Lagos enjoys a fantastic climate for most of the year, and benefits from it's close location next to the sea, a scenic coastline, and historical patrimony. It also has plenty of cultural and night-life entertainment venues which cater for all age groups - there are plenty of late night bars/clubs which come to life after 10pm and numerous of restaurants to suit all pockets . Many local traditions are celebrated, ranging from architecture to gastronomy and handicrafts.
Lagos has fabulous beaches and coves, an historic town with great shopping in its quiet cobbled back streets combine to make the town one of the most sought after resorts on the coast.
Meia Praia (which means half beach) with it's soft and white sand, is a sweeping bay about 4 - 5 km long and is a EU blue flag beach. The water is clear and great for swimming and is only about 200m from the property.
Just 3km away across the bay westwards, and visible from the house is Dona Ana beach, also a blue flag beach. The sand on Dona Ana is slightly thicker than the beaches in the surrounding area, and the beach itself is bounded by lovely rock formations. Dona Ana is essentially split into two beaches with a protruding cliff separating the two sides at high tide. Again, the sea is very clear and great to swim in and there are 2 restaurants overlooking the bay which do a variety of dishes. The local fishermen come onto the beach in their small fishing boats to pick you up for a trip round the caves (grotto) which is excellent value for about €10 pp.
Palmares golf club is 1.5km away and Boavista golf club is only 8km from the apartment.
From the port of Lagos you can organise various activities and excursions such as boat hire, scuba diving, dolphin watching, sea fishing, cave exploration by boat, surfing, windsurfing and many more. There is an excellent water park (near Guia) about 25 minutes away which children (and most adults!) will love and also a zoo marine park which has dolphin and sea lion shows, children's funfair rides and a water park.
If you prefer, you can sit in or outside one of the many restaurants and cafes in Lagos or just watch the boats in the marina and enjoy the local cuisine.
The most south-westerly point of Europe, Cape da St Vincente, is only about 25kms away and is reported to be a THE place to listen to the sea and watch the sun set over the Atlantic.
There are also lots of picturesque towns and mountain villages to visit in and around the Algarve and not too far from Lagos.
Nearby on the beach road back to town there is a new 4 star hotel opened in 2009 which has a spa, gym, indoor pool, minigolf etc which is open to the public for a small fee - ask at the hotel reception. A 5 star hotel opened in 2011 a few hundred metres east - left along the beach road, and similarly has facilities open to the public. We have used the pool/spa/gym at both hotels and the daily rate is very reasonable. Use of these facilities would be a bonus for a winter break . You pass the 4 star hotel on your left as you drive along the Miea Praia beach road about 400 metres before the turning to our house and the 5 star hotel is a few hundred metres further .
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28 Oct 2014
I always feel a certain amount of trepidation when renting a holiday home or apartment. There are those few anxious moments when you arrive when you wonder if the reality will live up to what you hav… More
Sinead and John, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay, we think of Casa do Nascar Sol as our Portugal home and try to make sure our guests feel the same. New kitchen and bathroom being fitted right now so if you ever return it should feel even better.
Thanks very much for your kind comments
Dave & Lynn
17 Aug 2014
"Beautiful views and spacious accomodations"
Relaxing and beautiful view of the ocean. Meia Praia is beautiful, early morning walks are a must. Spacious apartment well equipped.… More
Thanks for your very nice comments about our spacious apartment and Meia Praia. I am sorry that the bathroom did not get a high ranking, our cleaners are always very thorough and I will let them know that we have had your feedback.The middle floor bathroom was completely refurbished earlier this year and the lower bathroom is being refurbished in October. Our bed linen is high quality linen frequently renewed, I will remind the cleaning crew to check for wear and tear and to replace any sub-standard linen with our new stock always available to them. I did apologise for forgetting to refund your security deposit. I repaid it the same day that you reminded me and explained that there had been a bit of turmoil as I had had a major health scare (removal of a tumour) in the previous 3 weeks and had just received the all clear that week. I again apologise for our shortcomings but am very pleased that you still feel confident in recommending us to your friends. We hope to hear from you in the future.
11 Jul 2014
"Beautiful spacious house with lovely views if the sea."
We were a family of 5 and stayed here for 10 nights end of June up to 4 th July. (Kids aged 17, 15 and 11) We were very happy with our correspondence with the owner who was very helpful. The house is … More
Thanks for your kind comments about the spaciousness of our town house, and we do try to keep it well equipped. The sea is chilly at times but the currents seem to move the water around a little bit unpredictably and we have had water warm enough to swim in as early as April, had cool periods later in the summer, and sometimes at its warmest in September and October. I am sorry that the pool was over-chlorinated .This has never been a problem before and I will bring it to the attention of the pool operator. I hope we can welcome you back sometime in the future.
10 Dec 2013
"In a nutshell, lovely townhouse and a great location."
Really enjoyed our stay here. Accommodation - The townhouse is very clean and has all of the equipment needed for an enjoyable stay. Breakfast on the balcony (with a view of the sea) is a great way … More
Thanks for your comments, hope to welcome you back again !
30 Aug 2013
"A perfect getaway!"
Just returned from a perfect getaway. Everything was as described and better and we had excellent communication with the owner.We are a party of 2 couples just beginning to experience the pleasures of… More
Thanks for your comments - we have been using our house on Meia Praia for about 7 years now and still have lots of places to explore up and down the coast !
28 Aug 2013
"top class accommodation in excellent location"
this accommodation is all it says and more.very spacious and child friendly. pool and poolbar very relaxing and children had agreat time.anna paula and her family very welcoming and helpful.we would l… More
Hope to see you again !!!
26 Aug 2013
"Great, relaxing family holiday"
We had a fantastic holiday staying at Casa do Nascer Sol. The apartment owners emailed great instructions and were helpful and friendly. It was a family holiday, with a 12 year old, 4 year old, and ou… More
So pleased that you all had a great time, and you are the first to sample the new furniture in the lounge !
29 Jul 2012
We first stayed one week in September 2011. The best comment we can make on our experience with the property and its landlord is to have returned for 2 weeks in July 2012. Location, condition are equipment are all excellent and the landlord, with Anna Paula's help, makes everyting very easy. Nothing has disappointed. Hoping to be back again!
Nice to have you back staying with us, hope to welcome you again in 2013 !
27 May 2012
"Fantastic accommodation in an amazing location!"
This apartment is more like a house set out over 3 floors, has 3 superb size bedrooms with lovely balconies. The top floor is the living area which has fantastic views out onto Meia Praia beach and to… More
Glad you enjoyed your stay, hope to welcome you back next year.
5 Apr 2012
"Great Apartment, Great Location"
We spent a very happy week at Casa Do Nascer Sol - Myself, wife, baby & 2 friends.It's a spacious, clean and well-run apartment, with sea views, and 5 mins walk to the sand. Dave and his local p… More
We love it too, thanks for your very positive comments.
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