Traditional house, large private patio BBQ WIFI Cable TV. Old town, near beach
Sarah Marques Neves
- english, portuguese
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Lovely apartment in great location
The apartment is lovely and accommodated 2 couples very well. However, if planning to stay here be aware the apartment lacks basic necessities such as toilet paper, paper towels, dish detergent, garbage bags, etc. These items were always stocked in homes or apartments we have rented in the past. Also, it would be beneficial to have basic instructions left for guests on how to work the stove, TV, etc.
Town. Centre holiday pad
Enjoyed our stay in this house.Very centrally situated only a few minutes walk uphill to the centre. An old property basically furnished . Bedrooms small but conformable beds.no A/C. Nice outside space and used the BBQ a couple of times. It would have.been handy to have some cleaning materials washing liquid, cloth etc.
Only thing I didn't like was the damp smell when you entered the house although the rooms didn't seem damp.
A fine holiday home
We arrived early and were pleased to be able to move in straight away, as the cleaner was just finishing.
The location is really good, about 100 m back from the marina and about a 10 minute walk from the centre.
We hired a car and were lucky enough to be able to park outside the house every day, being in a quiet side street.
We liked the high ceilings in all rooms as it helped to keep the house a little cooler. The bedrooms did get rather warm at night, but leaving windows open gave a cooling through-
flow of air.
The courtyard also gave us a place to cool down, especially at meal times. The sun shone mid-morning until late afternoon for sun worshippers. The b-b-cue was a nice addition.
We thought the kitchen was adequately stocked with pots and pans etc.
We were rather disappointed with the quantity of cutlery and crockery ( 4 or 5 knives, forks, 6 tea spoons and similar numbers of plates etc and glassware and no mugs ,for a property catering for 4 people ), yet boasted a dishwasher!
The sitting room was a great place to relax, cool and plenty of seating to watch TV or read.
The bathroom was very large and the shower worked really well, with ample supply of hot water all the time.
Bed linen and towels were changed half way through our stay, although the towels were on the small side.
A thoroughly enjoyable stay
Quaint and very clean.
The house is lovely, spotlessly clean, and ideally located in a quiet area with close access to the city centre and beach. It is quite large and possibly the most charming home I've ever stayed in. It's flooded with natural light, but has the original interior wood shutters for privacy. Having 2 bathrooms is a great feature, as is the completely private and cute courtyard.
I absolutely loved this house, but I must admit, winter is probably not the ideal time to stay here. Heaters are available for an extra fee and are definitely needed! I would recommend one for each room, as we only had 2 and we were constantly moving them around. I'm not sure the electrical panel could support more than 2 though, as we did have an issue with the power going off.
Another area that could use improvement is the kitchen. It is poorly equipped with dishes, cutlery and utensils and there was nothing in terms of paper towel, dish detergent, dish cloths etc. Also, you will not find any basic necessities food wise, not even salt and pepper. Stocking the kitchen with some of these items would be a low cost but huge improvement, in my opinion. There is an option to have shopping done in advance, for a nominal fee, which is a nice feature. However, at the other locations we stayed, a welcome package (food, wine, oranges, water, buns, cold meat, cheese, pastries) awaited us and was greatly appreciated. The last thing a weary traveler wants to do is go in search of food in a strange environment.
The positives definitely outweigh the negatives and I would stay here again, in a heartbeat.
Old town charm
We rented Casa das Andorinhas town house for a family holiday in August 2016. The house is in great condition and retains many original features, but has been well maintained with modern bathrooms and kitchen with all the latest tech we all expect (wi-fi, Wide screen TV etc.) The house is light, bright and tastefully decorated with simple white walls and a courtyard garden that provides great outdoor space to eat or entertain, all in complete privacy.
The house itself is situated on a corner in the North end of the old town away from the busiest and loudest night life spots, but within easy walking distance of the town centre itself (5 minutes walk) and from Casa das Andorinhas it will take you 10 minutes to walk to the best nightlife and we spent most of our time at the Batata beach with is a leisurely 15 minute stroll through the centre of town, which is a great walk to begin and end the day.
Casa das Andorinhas provides easy access to the motorways and ring roads that allow easy connection to the major roads and attraction in the area along with a number of supermarkets within a 5 minute drive or a local supermarket within a 10 minute walk. If you are driving you will need to find a place to park on the street (which can be challenging at times) but this task far outweighed the choice of renting further out of town in a more modern villa with a drive as you are in the centre of town and able to walk everywhere.
Please bear in mind that there is no Air conditioning at the house and if you are staying in the height of summer then it can get warm at night so if you want aircon and absolute peace and quiet then maybe a Villa slightly out of town would be a better choice. We enjoyed being in the heart of Lagos and thoroughly enjoyed our time at Casa das Andorinhas.
Tage in Lagos
Wir haben unsere gemeinsamen Tage inj einem sehr schönen Haus in Lagos verbracht, die Lage ist sehr gut, das Haus war sauber und gut ausgestattet. Wir kommen gerne wieder.