Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
We love this apartment but just don't get to use it enough. Porto de Mos is a very up scale development above cliffs and the famous sandy Porto de Mos beach which is just 5 minutes walk away.
The apartment is ideal for families with children of all ages. It is ground floor with easy access to the pool but with a degree of privacy. Parents can keep an eye on the children who can harmlessly roam the gardens and if you have a toddler, the terrace is easily secured to make a good sized play area - and peace of mind for you.
It has two bedrooms, the second has two twin beds and the lounge has two comfortable sofa beds - good for up to two additional children or maybe a young adult.
Out of school holiday time couples will find this an ideal base for the cultured highlights of Lagos and the Western Algarve providing an elegant retreat if you just want to relax in peaceful and luxurious surroundings.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Porto de Mos 400 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro 75 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||Jacuzzi or hot tub, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden|
|Further details indoors|
Inbuilt speakers in bedrooms and kitchen - don't forget your iPod! Jacuzzi bath, A/C, British TV channels. DVD collection. Underground garage parking available for long term lets.
One of the best quality apartments on the whole Algarve - we checked a lot! Ideally placed for exploring the Western Algarve.
|Further details outdoors|
You can see the sun shining off the Atlantic in the morning from the master bedroom terrace but just to be clear - it's really an apartment with views of the delightful gardens and a short walk to the beach rather than one where you can sit all day gazing out to sea.
English lady property manager based in Lagos is on call as needed.
Meet & greet included in rental service.
Welcome pack and airport taxi available on request.
A car is highly recommended as Intermarche supermarket is only 3 minutes by car but a bit of a walk. Also the car park at the foot of the old town walls of Lagos is only 5 minutes drive away.
The famous Boavista golf course and development is less than 5 minutes drive away.
The Algarve region
Really Lagos and the beach at Porto de Mos can keep you entertained for a full two weeks but a bit of exploring will yield the end of Europe over looking the Atlantic at Sagres and beyond to Cape St Vincent, the very scenic cork growing hills of Monchique and the Moorish hill town of Silves.
If you want to go a bit more touristic, then as you move eastwards along the coast you can visit the lovely fishing villages of Ferragudo and Alvor and then really start to hit the large resorts of Albufeira, Vilamoura and so on. There's golf of course and it's even rumoured that Formula 1 is coming to the race circuit at Portimao just up the road from Lagos. We'll see.
Lagos is still very much a Portuguese town with all year round activity due to its resident Portuguese population. It has a very interesting old town inside the mediaeval walls with cobbled streets, museums and a gallery as well as many good but reasonably priced restaurants.
It has an active modern marina, a zoo just outside town and, perhaps most famously, those world renowned beaches with arches and grottoes beneath the cliffs. There are boat trips to take you to the more remote beaches or to see the dolphins.
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17 Feb 2014
The apartment is clean and comfortable, with all utensils you may need for daily life. If you like walking, there is no problem walking to the supermarket (25 min) or downtown (40-45). The area is par… More
I can imagine that a visit in February rather than April through to October does make the environment less than charming - Bolton is not so wonderful then either! However, all guests who have stayed in the warmer, sunnier months have found the gardens and the small size of the apartment building to be quite charming. We have high standards ourselves and find sitting in the sub tropical garden quite delightful. As mentioned in the advertisement for Casa Clara you really do need a car for trips to the supermarket and Lagos town but the beach is a short walk away. I think we will not let the apartment again in the winter months - it's not ideal holiday time and the low rent hardly covers the cost of laundary and cleaning.
4 Nov 2013
"2nd visit, perfect again"
My partner, 2 children (16 and 12) and I stayed here for Oct half term. It was our second visit and we loved it just as much as the first time. We arrived about midnight and were met by Doreen with a … More
31 Aug 2013
"Our 3rd Visit !!"
This is our third holiday staying at Casa Clara, again we had a great time. The apartment as usual was spotlessly clean on arrival and I really cannot praise this apartment enough. Booking was effortl… More
14 Sep 2012
"Another great holiday at Casa Clar"
September 2012 .... Our second visit to Casa Clara in 12 months and another fantastic holiday. Really recommend this apartment to anyone looking for a spotlessy clean and well equiped apartment in a fantastic location. Hope to visit again in the near future.
Anne . Rossendale, Lancashire.
6 Sep 2012
"Excellent stay, really clean and good facilities."
We've stayed in a few other nearby apartments before in similar complex. This is first visit to Casa Clara and we hope to come back! The apartment is spotlessly clean, spacious and very comfortable. It contains everything you need for a family with 2 kids, who loved the pool and easily made friends with other guests. It's an easy 10 minute walk to Porto De Mos beach. The owners were very accommodating, helpful and friendly. All together a lovely and relaxing place to stay. Thanks!
6 Jun 2012
"Excellent spacious apartment, ideal for families- either staying put or as a touring base."
The apartment is of a very high standard with very spacious living accomodation and patio area which was a huge advantage with two young children. The bedrooms were lovely with the 100% cotton linen which is a rarity. The pool and gardens are perfectly kept and its only a 5 minute walk to the excellent beach. The owner and agent were extremely easy to deal with and there was no fuss.
We went along the west coast to other beaches, Burgau, over to Sagres and up to Boderia and Amado beside Carrpateria which are all very accessible and well worth going to as there is no development up the west coast. Would recommend a visit to Pedralva for a piazza if you are going that direction. All in all a great 10 days.
28 Oct 2011
"Fantastic Oct half term"
This holiday was a joy from start to finish, dealing with the owners was a pleasure and Doreen was first class. She even came to meet us from McDonalds to take us to the apartment as we'd (stupidly) forgotten the instructions !
The first thing which struck us was, what a beautiful apartment and setting. It's quiet and close to the beach with a large patio which lets you enjoy the sunshine for most of the day. Having breakfast on the patio basking in the sunshine was a particular treat !
My partner had visited Portugal several times, but for me it was a first and after touring around a little, sightseeing, I wouldn't want to stay anywhere else.
We were lucky enough to be blessed with gorgeous weather, sunny everyday but one (the last day) and with some beautiful beaches to visit, it was ideal.
The apartment caters for your every need and we enjoyed the flexibility of being close to Lagos but in the nice suburbs of Porto de Mos, with 2 restaurants within walking distance.
I would definitely recommend staying here and would like to return soon.
8 Sep 2011
"Our holiday to Casa Clara"
Booked the holiday online, communication and dealings with owners has been a pleasure. The rep locally was very good also, met us and was responsive to any questions we had. The apartment itself is perfect for a family or couple, it's a lovely place but not over crowded with items that "little ones" might break, so everyone can relax. Pool was super, kids spent so much time in there, getting them out was the only challenge. Quite a new complex so a little tricky to find at first, but a lovely location and the beach was one of the best I have seen. It also had a couple of nice restaruants that we had a few lovely evening meals at with a beautiful view of the sea. Lagos town, the old part, is wonderful day and night.
14 Jul 2011
"Great family holiday"
From booking this holiday everything about it was seemless . Excellent apartment in a superb location . The apartment had every amenity that you could want . 5 min walk from the apartment takes you to… More
14 Jun 2011
"Home away from home - great service"
We stayed in Casa Clara with our son (3 years old). He loved the swimmingpool. We loved our breakfast on the patio, the lovely garden and the ambiance. The pictures on the internet show a realistic image of what you get. Large kitchen, large bedrooms, 2 bath rooms, all very nice and also very clean. The beach is a short stroll away, unfortunatly the pavement stops suddenly. You need a car for the shops and visiting Lagos, takes about 5 minutes. Doreen of Lloyd Properties makes sure you have a great welcome, clean towels and linen and can always be reached for questions. Even for a new frying pan.....
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