5 slaapkamers, 4 bad / douche kamers, 10 personen, met inbegrip van het huisje
Zwembad / Spa
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Exceptionnel, splendide une véritable oase
Splendide villa un peu à l’écart de Lagos! Accès via chemin rural. Il s’agit de notre deuxième séjour dans cette villa et sommes toujours aussi éblouis par le caractère exceptionnel du site. Le jardin est époustouflant et l’entretien est très bon. La femme de ménage, Julia, nettoie la villa d’une main de maître!
Comfortable and spacious Oasis
Thank you for a wonderful stay in Lagos! Our extended family (6 adults and 4 kids) comfortably stayed in Stephen's home for a week. The house is very spacious and has all the amenities you need. The bedrooms and bathrooms are well done and comfortable and the living area is great. The true star of the property though is the garden and the pool. THe pictures don't do the grounds justice. It's a true little oasis where we spent countless hours lounging and playing in the sizeable pool. We also used the outdoor grill on a daily basis and had long and relaxing family lunches and dinners on the patio.
When not in the house it's an easy 10 minute driver to the center of Lagos or to a number of gorgeous beaches along the Algarve coast. The house is also well situated for a day trip to the Atlantic west coast with its stellar cliffs and beaches.
We would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a secluded place to enjoy time with a group of friends or family.
Our best villa rental this far
Our family enjoyed a fantastic week in Portugal! Your fabulous "Garden of Eden" was just wonderful for all three generations. The house was roomy and functioned perfectly in all respects. Weather and temperature were just right for us, and we enjoyed restaurants, takeaways, local shopping, a little sightseeing, as well as surfing on one of the western beaches. A nice tan was acquired. Friendly Julia did a marvellous job and we had a quick visit from Emma one day. We have already recommended the property to friends!
What a fantastic place and garden. This is the best holiday place we ever stayed! We were three couples and a 2 and 4 years old. The villa is wonderfully spacious, soooo well equipped with everything you could possibly want, for adults and for babies till teenagers. Our little ones loved the choice of videos (to calm them down at times). The pool is great as is the pond with the terrapin and frogs. I particularly loved the palm trees, bushes and plants giving the shade in the heat. The kitchen is so well equipped with more than enough plates, bowls, cups, etc. (most unusual!). We had a BBQ every evening outside around the massive big table, just great! The bedrooms are spacious, the bathrooms large, plenty of shelves for our little bits and bobs. Also plenty of towels. The maid Julia is very friendly and happy. She does a good job looking after the villa. Well, just a brilliant place. Will definitely recommend!
I had high hopes for this property from looking at the photographs here - and they were completely exceeded! As you twist and turn down the dusty dirt roads you could never imagine what lies behind the gate; a real oasis, it felt like a little bit of the Caribbean. Palm trees and winding cobbled paths, soft grass underfoot, a pond full of terrapins, lots of shady nooks and crannies and that beautiful pale blue swimming pool at the heart of it! It was like having a tiny five star resort all to ourselves! The house was perfect too; open plan, well furnished and cool in spite of 30+ degrees. We were four adults, two teenage girls, one nine year old girl and a teenage couple who had the luxury of the separate detached cottage all to themselves (often the 'annexe' or 'studio' accommodation in rental villas is not as nice as in the main house - this was absolutely not the case here, the cottage is very high quality indeed). There are three twin rooms on the ground level, all spaced far enough apart for no noise to carry at all, and another gigantic bedroom upstairs with a full width terrace overlooking the tropical gardens.
The house had everything we could ask for; kitchen basics, pool towels, games, citronella candles, a library of books, guide books, enough cutlery and crockery for twice as many people as the house holds.Everything was clean and fresh, a testament to the time and care that housekeeper Julia takes during her end of stay clean and twice weekly visits.
Location wise, as others have said, a car is vital. It really does feel as though you're in the middle of nowhere as you approach the house (and not in a good way) and there is nowhere at all within walking distance. We ate out for lunch some days but had dinner in the villa every night to save on organising taxis which sounds like it might be a bit of a nightmare. But it's only ten minutes to the main road into Lagos and Luz so once you're on the road everything is very close at hand and accessible.
We rent a big villa every summer and this is by far the best and probably the first one that I would want to return to. Just magical and perfect, a little slice of paradise.
Thanks for the very nice review, we sre really pleased that you liked the villa so much !
With regard to the location, whilst the approach is certainly by way of a rural unmade road, the villa is on a development of 7 houses so is certainly not isolated, just private and safe.
We have often had teenagers returning by taxi late at night without any problem, but we (the adults) prefer having a designated driver from our group as it is more flexible. I just wanted to make it clear that guests do not have to stay in at night as this would be a shame as there are so many good restaurants and beach bars within easy reach !
Thanks again and we hope you will make a return visit in the near future.
Cruz de Pedra is een kleine ontwikkeling van zeven huizen, die elkaar niet over het hoofd. De omgeving is landelijk en privé, maar niet geïsoleerd. De levendige steden van Lagos en Praia da Luz, zijn binnen een paar minuten rijden, met een brede selectie van winkels, bars en restaurants voor alle budgetten. Er zijn verschillende veilige stranden op 10 minuten rijden, en tal van andere stranden als je naar het westen reist, en stap verder buiten de gebaande paden. Een grote verscheidenheid aan watersporten zijn beschikbaar.
Er zijn 4 goede supermarkten een paar minuten rijden van het pand.
Boavista Golf & Spa Resort ligt op minder dan 10 minuten, en een aantal andere cursussen zijn binnen handbereik. De Boavista Spa beschikt over een fitnessruimte, een jacuzzi, een stoombad en een sauna. Massage behandelingen beschikbaar, en het resort heeft ook tennisbanen.