Apartment Vasco Da Gama, Lagos Marina, Algarve

Beach apartment with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, shared pool and golf nearby in Săo Sebastiăo (Lagos), Algarve

From £425 per week

Two bedroom apartment two bathrooms 1 en-suite sleeps 4; free WiFi; superbly situated on the 5 star Marina, just minutes walk from beach, restaurants and town; satellite t.v; air-con, washing machine.

Overview

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Completed in 2007, Apartment Vasco da Gama is a second floor apartment - with lift access - superbly situated on the 5 Star award winning Marina de Lagos, and only a ten minute walk to Meia Praia beach. The restaurants and bars on the Marina quayside are a few minutes stroll away and a further two minutes will take you across the bridge into Lagos town centre where there are many more shops, bars and award winning restaurants to choose from. The golf courses at Palmares - voted best in Europe at the 2017 European Travel Awards - and Boavista Golf Resort are within five to ten minutes drive and the courses at Penina to the east and Parque da Floresta Golf and Leisure Resort to the west are about 25 minutes drive away. Behind the apartment (but completely out of site) is a huge supermarket, Pingo Doce, which caters for all self-catering needs and includes a deli, bakery, huge selection of fish and meats, fruit and vegetables, a cafe and also has a clothing store too.

Accommodation
Apartment Vasco da Gama is a well furnished two bedroom apartment which is reached by lift. The open plan lounge is furnished with twin sofas, and a dining table to seat six. Both the bedrooms and the open plan living/dining room have sliding doors opening on to a large balcony, which has beautiful views over the Marina. Both bedrooms are twin bedded and the apartment has the added facility of cool and heat air conditioning in both bedrooms and living/dining area. As the units have a heating function, this makes the apartment an ideal low season base too. Satellite / new smart, interactive TV including Sky sports, movies, box sets and all UK HD channels and free WiFi are also included. The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and there is also a separate shower room (refurbished April 2017) with toilet. Both bedrooms have large wardrobes with ample hanging, shelf and drawer space. The kitchen is well equipped with a hob, fridge freezer and microwave. There is also an integral Zannusi washing machine provided too.
Should you require cot facilities, this can be provided locally by the management team.

Complimentary swimming pool access at the nearby Marina Club Suite Hotel (3 minute walk away) is available for up to 4 people with this apartment. A health club is also available at the Marina Club Suite Hotel, payable locally. There is also a free playground for children on the Marina.

Out & About
The cosmopolitan town of Lagos, which many believe to be the best on the Algarve, is on your doorstep. There are many beaches to choose from, the largest being the Meia Praia which stretches for 5kms round the coast to Alvor and has watersports to suit all needs; it also has surfing schools too. Praia da Batata is situated beneath the cliffs in front of the Fort in the city; Praia da Dona Ana has spectacular views of the rock formations and beautiful seas and Praia do Camilo is a small and stunning beach and is home to the very famous Restaurante O Camilo.
The Marina dominates the river as it opens into the sea and you can choose activities such as deep sea fishing, dolphin watching trips and yacht hire as well as the superb Grotto trips. Lagos is an historic town with some city walls still standing and there are several museums and churches worth a visit. This is a working Portuguese town with markets, shops and plenty of restaurants and cafes to choose from. The fabulous west coast beaches, where the surfing is renowned, are only 30 minutes drive away and the Monchique hills and the historic old capital of the Algarve, Silves, is an equal distance to the East. As Apartment Vasco da Gama is so centrally situated, a car is not essential for your holiday enjoyment but to gain an appreciation of just what the Western Algarve can offer, a car is recommended.

Reviews

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17 out of 18 people recommend staying here

Brendan

Couple from Noyers, France Feb 2022

We stayed at the apartment for 5+ weeks over January / February 2022 and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The apartment is clean, functional and is in an ideal spot on the Marina - quieter, but within striking distance of the restaurants and marinas and onwards into town. Highly recommended!

Reply from Stuart

Hi Brendan, firstly, many thanks for your review, much appreciated. I'm really pleased you enjoyed your stay and should you want to book again, please contact me directly and we'll organise it between ourselves.
Best regards, Stuart.

Lynsey

Couple from Sheffield, United Kingdom Sep 2021

Our first time in Portugal, just returned from 10 nights in the apartment, it’s very spacious and clean. The view is beautiful, location is perfect, for access to beachfront, swimming pool, local supermarket, bars, restaurants/night life with no hassle and security regularly patrolling. Having a washing machine meant was little to do on return. Internet and tv package is fab if you need. Great communication with the owner and those managing. I will definitely recommend to others and hope to return in the future.

Nicola

Family from Dublin, Ireland Jul 2019

We have just come back from another fantastic trip to Lagos. As long term visitors to the area, the location of the apartment was perfect; close to the Marina and all the facilities it has to offer, ditto beach and town. The apartment was very clean, well kitted out, with perfect views. The entertainment package and WiFi were excellent; especially for our teenage boys. There were two things that I felt could be improved on. Firstly, the showers. In the main bathroom; there was a shower cubicle but only hand held shower head (really should have been affixed to the wall) and also in the en-suite, while the shower head was fixed to the wall; the water was so powerful (a plus!), that it jumped off the wall and everywhere got soaked. Small changes can fix these. And if I'm being really picky, the table on the balcony was quite rusted - probably needs an upgrade. However, would certainly stay there again and equally would recommend it. Thank you!

Reply from Stuart

Hi Nicola,
Many thanks for your extremely well constructed, very favourable and informative review which is really appreciated. I take your points regarding the en-suite shower, which is indeed very powerful and will look to rearrange the wall fitting accordingly. I will also be replacing the balcony table at the end of this year's bookings as well; each year I look at what needs replacing and updating.
I really hope you and your family visit the apartment again in the near future and look forward to hearing from you.
Best regards and thanks again for your review, Stuart (owner).

David

Family from Dalton In Furness, United Kingdom Aug 2018

The apartment and area is very nice with some lovely areas to eat along the promenade. The old town is only a 10 minute walk and is lively at night. Very family and couple orientated area which is nice. Would recommend this apartment in Lagos mariner.

Reply from Stuart

Hi David, thank you so much for your review and the high marks given and wonderful comments. I really appreciate you taking the time to provide your feedback.
Could you please let me know why the check in / check out score was lower than all the other scores? I am keen to improve any areas and I'd really appreciate your feedback here.
Once again, thanks for your review and hopefully, we'll se you again.
Best regards, Stuart.

Jennifer

Friends from Hampshire, United Kingdom Oct 2016

on the plus side:
The location is superb - lovely views, large veranda, and full sun in the morning
Right on top of numerous bars and restaurants
Spotlessly clean and the meet and greet was excellent
on the down side:
Apartment furnishings are basic and functional (but don't expect any luxury or home comforts)
The TV is minute and there is no CD player
The Bathrooms do not have windows

Reply from Stuart

Good evening Jennifer,
Firstly, thank you for taking the time to review our apartment; it is very much appreciated and I really appreciate your views and your honesty. I will be taking time between now and next spring to evaluate what needs replacing and what needs updating and your feedback will be used.
I really hope you had a wonderful holiday and that the weather was excellent.
Once again, thanks for your custom and feedback.
Best regards, Stuart.

Susan

Family from Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom Aug 2015

We really enjoyed our stay at this lovely apartment which was light, clean and spacious and had everything you need for a family holiday. Fantastic location with beautiful views overlooking the Marina and a supermarket literally around the corner! It's just a few minutes walk to the beautiful sandy beach and a few minutes walk over a bridge into the town centre which has a great atmosphere and loads of really nice restaurants and shops. Plenty of activities available, we did kayaking, surfing and dolphin watching! Owner was also really helpful when booking.


2 other reviews

Apartment and marina surroundings cant be faulted - best holiday apt we have stayed in. Nice pool at the hotel. V Good quality bars and restaurants in easy/flat walking distance. Lagos quite lively, especially at weekend - we were there late July 09. Also, proximity to Pingos supermarket is great. Will definitely return.

This is a beautifully furnished and very spacious apartment in an idyllic location. The huge balcony is wonderful to sit out and look over the marina (while wishing one of the yachts was mine!) The town is a short walk away and filled with many lovely restaurants and bars. Would highly recommend Don Toro Steakhouse!! Everyone is very friendly and welcoming and have already booked again for July!

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Location

Distances to locations

Nearest beach 1km Nearest bar 100m Nearest restaurant 100m Nearest supermarket 100m Faro airport 88km Lagos Train station 500m Portimao 12km Zoomarine Algarve 42km Sagres and west coast 35km Silves 36km

Local activities

Boat hire 100m Cycling 100m Fishing 100m Flying 1km Golf 1km Horse riding 500m Sailling 100m Scuba diving 100m Sports center 300m Swimming 100m Tennis 200m Water skiing 1km Walking 100m Wind surfing 1km Wake boarding 1km

Sights and attractions

Historic site 1km Local food market 100m Museum 1km Night club 1km Shopping 100m Park 100m Theatre 1km Theme park 35km Zoo 1.5km Cinema 1km

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Prices and availability

Updated 26 November 2022

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 28 November 2022 - 30 June 2023: the minimum stay is 5 nights.
  • 1 July - 31 August 2023: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 1 September 2023 - 30 June 2024: the minimum stay is 5 nights.
  • 1 July - 31 August 2024: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 1 September 2024 - 30 June 2025: the minimum stay is 5 nights.
  • 1 July - 31 August 2025: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 1 September - 31 October 2025: the minimum stay is 5 nights.

Early booking discounts

  • Receive 10% off if the booking is made 6 months before the arrival date.

Late booking discounts

  • Receive 10% off if the booking is made within 7 days of the arrival date.

Long stay discounts

  • Arrive between 1 November - 31 March and receive 10% off if the booking is for 6 weeks or more.

If more than one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.

Compulsory extras

  • Electricity usage during discounted long lets of 21 days or more - estimated average guide price £16/week. Meters are read at start & end of stay & actual cost calculated dependent on usage.

    1 November - 31 March: £16.00 per week, paid locally

  • Water usage during discounted long lets of 21 days or more - estimated average guide price £12/week. Meters are read at start & end of stay & actual cost calculated dependent on usage.

    1 November - 31 March: £12.00 per week, paid locally

Optional extras

  • Cot and high chair

    £35.00 per week, paid locally

Facilities

Bedrooms

2 bedrooms, Sleeps 4:

  • 2 single beds and en suite
  • 2 single beds

There is also 1 double sofa bed in Lounge

Bathrooms

2 bathrooms including 1 en suite, 2 Separate WC's

Swimming pool

Shared pool with electric heating

Entertainment

WiFi / WiFi, Radio, TV Languages in English, German, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Local, Satellite / cable

General

Living area seats 6, Dining area seats 6, Air conditioning throughout property, Clothes drier, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire optional

Kitchen

Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Pots / pans, Toaster

Outside

Balcony or terrace, Garage, Outside lighting, Parking

Suitable for

Children, Infants, Single gender groups

Extra information

The kitchen is fully quipped with microwave & cooker. All rooms have spectacular views of the Marina

Stuart

Average rating from 18 reviews

Private Owner From Sheffield, United Kingdom Member since May 2008

Our apartment is family owned and was completed and furnished in April 2007. It is owned by my brother who runs his own mortgage advice company, my partner who is a Matron in the NHS and myself,, saving people money every day with Utility Warehouse. We bought the apartment - our first in tthe overseas property market - before it was completed and it gives us everything we want; fantastic views of the marina, lots of space and its proximity to great restaurants, the beach and the beautiful old town. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

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Our apartment is family owned and was completed and furnished in April 2007. It is owned by my brother who runs his own mortgage advice company, my partner who is a Matron in the NHS and myself,, saving people money every day with Utility Warehouse. We bought the apartment - our first in tthe overseas property market - before it was completed and it gives us everything we want; fantastic views of the marina, lots of space and its proximity to great restaurants, the beach and the beautiful old town. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.