Know before you go
This area may have travel restrictions related to COVID-19.
Lovely, family friendly villa, near Lagos, West Algarve, Portugal - set 3 acres with private pool, huge terrace and southerly panoramic views towards Lagos & the Ocean.
Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps from 2 to 12 (5 Bedrooms) + 3 babies cots Electric fans in all the bedrooms - 4 with ceiling fans. All with hair dryers. Notes on bedrooms: No 1. bedroom with double bed No 2. bedroom with double bed and sofa No 3. bedroom with twin beds OR double bed No 4. bedroom with twin beds. No 5. bedroom twin & bunk beds. Plus 3 cots & 3 highchairs. For photos & floor plan visit my website.
Pool / Spa
- Bookings at this property are non-refundable.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - We have 3 cots 3 high chairs We have 3 cots 3 high chairs
No smoking - Only outside using an ashtray please Only outside using an ashtray please
Max guests: 12
Special interest holidays:
Lagos (2 miles from the villa) is a beautiful, walled town full of lovely old buildings and is steeped in history. There is a mass of bars, restaurants and interesting little shops. The local produce market offers a huge choice of fish, flowers and fresh fruit, and it is still possible to eat a simple seafood meal with wine for around 12 or 15 Euros per head. Surfing: wonderful, sandy, surfing beaches on the West Coast which would remind you of the Cornish north coast with the exception of the weather! Here there is glorious sunshine, cooling breezes and fewer people.
Farmers Market -
Every Saturday morning, where you can buy locally grown produce - some of it organic. ( by the bus station ).
Lagos Monthly Market.
On the first Saturday of the month Lagos holds a large market selling every thing you can imagine. This is held by the roundabout on the east side of the town, next to the football stadium. (Morning only).
Tennis courts - There are municiple courts or our east side of Lagos and at The Boa Vista Golf Course on the west side of Lagos - the west side now easily reached using the new bypass.
Faro Airport 56 miles from house is less than 1 hour's drive on the new motorway.
As you leave or arrive look out for the roundabout with the sculptures!- next to the 24hr / 7 day week - petrol station.
Is a BIG advantage - I can recommend a local company who are reliable and do not over-charge. No charge for extra drivers - and no inspection with a magnifying glass ! How-ever it is essential to carry your driving licence and your passport when driving .
LAGOS - The lovely old walled city, beaches, marina and fishing port is 2 miles.
PORTELAS is 1/2 mile from the house and has a shop and 2 restaurants.
SILVES - The Moorish capital of the Algarve, with its Castle, Cathedral, Moorish sculptures, Cork Museum is 40 mins.
CALDAS de MONCHIQUE the small spa town in the hills - famous for Chicken Piri Piri approx 40 mins drive.
CAPE St.VINCENT - the south-westerly point of Europe next to the small town of SAGRES where the fish couldn't be fresher! approx 45 mins drive.
I welcome lots of questions to help you make your choice.
Pool Cover / Blanket - we have a new pool cover (on a roller with wheels). This increases the pool water temperature by in between 8 and 10 degrees with good sunlight during the day - and greatly helps to stop the temperature dropping and water evaporation over night.
Internet Access - our local signal has been upgraded and increased. And our phone has been rewired from the villa to several posts away. So we are hoping in future that the wireless connection will be much more reliable than it has been in the past, connection details are in the villa. But you will need to bring your own lap top.
Horse riding stables are within 5 minutes drive, and tennis courts within 3 miles. Painting classes are available for most of the year - even one to one - with paper and paints provided! Slide and Splash water park 30 minutes. Zoo 10 minutes. Marine Water Park about 30 minutes.
Information about banks, doctors is all available in the villa.
Plus information on safari trips in to the Algarve interior! Boat trips with BBQs etc.
A Cultural Centre in Lagos with plays, concerts and exhibitions.
The historic Slave Market is now a Slave Museum.
Lagos Zoo - is worth a visit and you can enjoy the restaurant there as well.
The new Formula One race track is only 20 minutes away.
I am sure I have missed things out. But we have a file of information in the villa! There is a mass of restaurants, bars and clubs within a couple of miles - no shortage of choice to suit everyones taste - and taxis are cheap!
Hosted by Jill ParkinsonAsk a question
About Jill Parkinson
Back in 1984 we took a last minute, unplanned holiday to Portugal. We flew to Faro, on the south coast, hired a car and drove from Tavira to Cape St. Vincent with many stops on the way. We fell in love with the West Algarve, its friendly people, the charming old walled town of Lagos, steeped in history and with its views across The Bay of Lagos. Wonderful blue skies, turquoise sea, warm sunshine and miles of beautiful, golden, sandy beaches. With the added bonus of being so close to the stunning protected beaches of the West Algarve coast, craggy cliffs, soft sand, wide estuary's and surf. This was an big extra draw. It reminded me of years of family holidays in Cornwall, but with great weather & my husband was missing his earlier years in the South African sunshine!
Jill Parkinson purchased this villa in 1980
Why Jill Parkinson chose Lagos
By the end of our holiday, we returned home to the UK, as proud owners of a half built house on a south facing hillside! After a couple of years we moved, lock, stock and barrel, to The Algarve, with our two small children, to live the dream! Sadly after 7 happy years we had to return, secondary education for our two boys beckoned. But we haven't looked back, we continue to spend as much time there as possible, visiting old friends and enjoying holidays for celebrations with family, friends and children of all ages. We love sharing it with all of you and really appreciate all the great feed back we get! Over the years my husband has worked hard and developed the garden.
What makes this villa unique
I now have a studio in the garden, (I don't use this while guests are staying) and have had many exhibitions of my paintings in The Slave market in Lagos. Unfortunately for us artists, this has recently been converted from an Art Gallery into The Slave Museum! I have been lucky that our guests have sometimes bought my paintings, that they have seen in the villa. And sometimes I have been commissioned to do paintings of places that they have found evocative and wish to remember. We have been advertising with Owners Direct since January 2004 - and have had many lovely family's and groups of friends, staying in our villa. With many coming back again and again. A very real ''Home from home