We spent 3 nights stay at Beachcomber (Jacuzzi apartment) The place is fantastic, very traditional, beautiful grounds, quiet, peaceful, and only a 10/15 minute walk downhill to the marina/Lagos town. Colin is a credit to the owners, welcoming, friendly, knowledgeable, he really couldn’t do enough for us! Will definitely be returning, just unfortunate that the dates we want for next year are already booked up will have to book for 2016 instead.
A Smedley October 2014
We had a fantastic time in the villa. Everyone was really happy with the location and with the loveliness and cleanliness of the villa. The caretaker was amazing, he was so helpful and kind he made our stay very pleasant. He is a pleasure to be around.
I will recommend your villa and the catering. Company to everyone. My birthday was truly made exceptionally special. It was perfect. Thank you all.
Bernadette B UK August 2017
Enjoyable stay at the Villa
I would like to say how much we enjoyed staying at your villa. The entire group really enjoyed themselves. Even talk of booking again next year. The caretaker, was a real asset, really helpful.
Richard H UK June 2017
Returned to UK after a two week holiday in the “Garden Apartment” of this Lovely Villa.
This villa and the surroundings is tranquility with a capital T. It is in a beautiful setting with coded security gates, the gardens, pool area etc. are just perfect for relaxation. The caretaker of the property (Colin) is just something else, he is a real character, extremely helpful and can’t do enough for you, a very genuine and fun guy. Myself, Celia, Pat and Tony enjoyed every minute of it and our chats with Colin.
Definitely on the list for a return visit.
Ronald Turpin October 2016
Superb and Unforgettable Time
What a week? What a day? What a wedding?
We cannot begin to express what a superb and unforgettable time we spent with our families at Casa Beachcomber. It was the perfect venue for us all, a beautiful venue for our wedding and we would love to return at some time in the future.
There are no words to describe the wonderful caretaker. From the moment we arrived in October to visit the villa, he made us feel welcome and that nothing was too much trouble. He was fantastic! We have nothing but good things to say and he really made us feel like we were staying in a home away from home!
Aoife & Steven France July 2016
Perfect Wedding Venue
We chose Casa Beachcomber as the venue for our wedding reception and rented out the entire villa, for ourselves and our bridal party, for 4 nights in June 2016. The booking process was extremely smooth and Agatha could not have been more helpful in answering any small questions or requests that we had about the wedding day. From the moment we arrived Colin looked after us so well and was there whenever we needed him over the weekend. He is absolutely faultless in his passion for the villa itself, in making sure it looks perfect, and in ensuring that the guests are happy and comfortable throughout their stay. The rooms throughout the villa are clean and well provisioned. We have stayed in the Balcony and Jacuzzi apartments and both are fabulous. In terms of the villa facilities, it has everything that you need to host a wedding. The spaciousness of the grounds allow for different areas to be used, we had the drinks reception by the pool and the meal and dance floor on the bowling green. Our guests all commented on what an amazing space it is; the hot tub in particular was a huge hit with our guests who were staying at the villa for the weekend! The bar and BBQ area allowed for socialising on the other evenings and the supermarket is very close by. We liked the villa location because it is in a quiet area with Lagos marina only a short walk away. It is just the most relaxing and stress free environment and we could not have picked a more perfect venue to use for our wedding reception. We will definitely be visiting Casa Beachcomber for many years to come, to relive the wonderful memories we made there.
We had such a wonderful wedding day and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Casa Beachcomber. The caretaker could not have been more helpful throughout and it was so amazing to have our wedding at a venue that was so relaxing and stress free! Thank you for allowing us to host our wedding at Casa Beachcomber.
Thanks so much, we had a great day! Just want to go back and do it all again!!
Ulla & Martin Dublin Ireland July 2016
Perfect villa holiday and wedding venue
We hired out the whole villa for us and our friends for a week as we also got married in the grounds of the villa. It was perfect from start to finish and an amazing setting for our wedding. Colin is a fabulous host and made us so welcome and was on hand for anything we needed. Everyday he made sure our stay absolutely wonderful, he attended to every need and also made us feel very safe and calm on the build up to and on the wedding day itself he is true treasure to this villa . We are all in discussions currently about booking the whole villa again next year for our wedding anniversary
Keri London UK July 2016
Fantastic 50th birthday getaway
Just returned from a week at the Casa Beachcomber to celebrate my 50th birthday with family. Spent a few weeks looking for a suitable villa getaway in or around the Algarve and the Beachcomber stood out from the rest. There are lots of stunning villas with great facilities to choose from (the Beachcomber is definitely one of them) the fact the villa is split into separate apartments each with their own kitchen, bathroom etc was ideal for us. Being a party of 17 spread across 5 families we could all have some privacy or do our own thing if needed and still have the pool and barbecue area to congregate in. Colin met us on arrival and showed us around each apartment and the pool and jacuzzi area and not one of our party was disappointed or unhappy. All apartments were tastefully presented and clean as was the whole of the villa and its grounds thanks I’m sure to the hard working and very helpful Colin. A gem of a place which worked really well for us. I would definitely recommend and will hopefully get to stay again in the near future. I must say a big thank you to both Colin and Agatha who’s help and advice both leading up to the holiday and during was invaluable.
Nigel W UK August 2015
Fantastic holiday & Fantastic Complex
We stayed here with the whole family… 4 generations! Booking every apartment. Fantastic holiday, fantastic complex! Colin was great and very helpful. The place is perfect for large family’s and had everything we needed, great location with short walk to Marina restaurants and bars. Would definitely recommend.
Yvonne UK June 2015
Stayed with a large group of 14 Golfers.
Colin couldn’t have been more helpful and Casa Beachcomber was perfect.
Thanks for making our trip fantastic.
B Stimson May 2015
Thank you we had such a perfect day and such a wonderful stay at Casa beachcomber. We were so pleased that we chose Casa Beachcomber for our special day and holiday the villa was even better in real life than it looked on the website which rarely happens, all our friends fell in love with the place . We have already talked about coming again and hiring the whole villa.
B Coulson September 2014
“Could not believe we had found such a gem of a place’’
Where do I start, First time renting directly from and owner and had some real concerns, but dealing with Agatha dispelled these concerns immediately. From the first enquiry to the final query everything was dealt with professionally and promptly. Then when we arrived, could not believe we had found such a gem of a place, if you think it looks incredible in the photos, you wait until you see it in real time!!
We had booked the whole villa for 14 of us, with an age range between 11 and 73 split into 4 groups. We used 4 apartments as main accommodation and the other 2 were used for cooking and socialising. If you want to dine with a view of an evening, I recommend the balcony apartments outdoor area, what a fantastic 180 degree view. I cannot praise the villa highly enough. Everything about it is perfect. The accommodation, the grounds the pool area, everything. Agatha even arranged for a table tennis to be purchased for the site following an enquiry I made with regards if there was anywhere we could rent one in for the duration of our stay. Colin was always on hand to deal with any issues we had but was never in the way.
As mentioned in other reviews, walking to the beach, marina, supermarket and town is not an issue all within a 15 to 25 minute stroll away, dependent on pace of walkers. Even our 73 year old guests enjoyed the walk, and when they did not fancy the walk there were plenty of taxis at hand at very reasonable prices 6-8euors for a taxi (not per person) Half way through our stay we hired cars to explore other regions within the Algarve, but still preferred to walk locally.
We would definitely return to Casa Beachcomber, 100%. If you do decide to book this place I can guarantee you will not be disappointed. Thank you for helping make a family holiday so memorable.
C Watkins September 2014
‘’Loved this place’’
We stayed at Beachcomber while looking for wedding venues in the Algarve. From the moment we contacted the owners, we knew this was a special place. As we went there off-peak, we had the gardens to ourselves and chose to stay in the upstairs apartment which overlooks the gardens. The inside of the villa we stayed in had a bit of a rustic style and was very clean. There were lots of nice touches such as fresh bread, tea, coffee, jam and milk on arrival. Colin the caretaker was so helpful and showed us all of the different apartments.
I would definitely visit again, perhaps even as a big group, as we could each have separate apartments but share the pool and have lots of BBQs etc. I think this potentially a great wedding venue too!
C Lush July 2014
“Wedding at Casa Beachcomber”
I really don’t know where to start there’s so much to say!! I live and work in the Algarve and spotted this villa driving the shortcut to Lagos Marina, the lovely grounds caught my eye and I thought it would be perfect for our relaxed wedding. From the moment I got in touch with Agatha she was so friendly and always quick to respond, then Paulo and I met Colin who showed us the gardens and the apartments and we knew it was the place we wanted to celebrate. You even have a sea view from the Balcony apartment!
We hired the villa for a week, it was completely perfect our friends and family were all wowed by its understated beauty (a few said they felt like celebrities walking through the gates and another said it looks like something from Hello magazine hehe). The best thing about it is that all the family could stay with us and each have their own space to relax in their apartments, then we could all come together in the gardens. The decor in the apartments is perhaps a little dated but it gives it a really cosy feel which we loved.
The pool and jacuzzi were a big hit with everyone, on the wedding day we used the barbeque in the pool area and had a big barbeque/buffet that was a huge hit with our guests. I run a wedding business here in the Algarve called Unique and Chic Weddings ~ if you find the page on Facebook you’ll see so many beautiful pictures of the gardens of Beachcomber we’ll be adding even more soon and sending them on to Agatha, I’ve attached a few to the review. Colin really does do a wonderful job with the flowers and the lawn and he was so helpful. (Oh and his dogs are lovely I have to get that in!).
I also have a disabled sister, she can only walk with sticks or uses a wheelchair and she had no problems at all at the villa. There are only a few steps to tackle and each apartment has very accessible bathrooms close to the bedrooms.
My hubby and I are in talks of hiring the villa for family and friends every wedding anniversary I’m really hoping that goes ahead, I’ll love it even more without the stress of a wedding to organise ~ it’s at such a great price I’d recommend it to anyone looking for a lovely holiday in Portugal, or a wedding of course! Sorry to keep going on but we really did have the best week of our lives we’ll always have very fond memories of Beachcomber. Don’t hesitate, get it booked A huge thank you to all the team!!
A. S Pierre October 2013
“A total Relaxing Time”
We stayed at Casa Beachcomber 4th to 11th April 2013, taking the whole apartment complex for our family party of 15. This was our first ever trip to Portugal and we were just delighted with everything. Within an hour of our arrival the kids were in the pool! even though the water was still rather cold but the hot tub made up for that. Colin helped us sort out which apartment was suitable for each family and provided extra beds for the kids rooms so that they could be together. We had a totally relaxing time knowing that the kids were safe in the spacious grounds and they had a great time.
The weather was very good and we made good use of the BBQ on several evenings sitting around the pool area with the lovely scent of the orange and lemon trees. The grounds were extremely pleasant to wander around and the flowers and plants were beautiful.
We were very comfortable in our individual well equipped apartments and the whole set up was ideal for the needs of each of the individual families making up our party, with seven children ages ranging from 2 to 11. Everyone found something about Lagos that they loved, even the younger boys who found a shop selling Lego!! We all would love to go back.
Graham, Valerie & family April 2013
“A Gem of a Place”
Casa Beachcomber is a gem of a place lucked away from the hustle and bustle but within walking distance of the Marina and Lagos town a little further on. Having rented private villas for many years in large groups it was great to be able to avail of the same facilities but with a 1 bed apartment. From the moment of arrival there is a sense of peace and calm within the large grounds which are beautifully maintained by Colin. The selection of restaurants at the Marina is great but across the river and into the old town you are spoilt for choice. Coffee and brandy’s in the square listening to lovely music and then a pit stop at the marina before heading up the hill home. We took trips out to Sagres, Aljazur , Vila nova de Milfontes and the mountains of the Alentejo. Definitely hope to be back in the future.
Ruth & Barry September 2012
18 of us stayed @ the beautiful Casa Beachcomber 18-25 August 2012, what an amazing place to celebrate my 40th birthday!
It was a great setup for mixed families & couples as we all had our own privacy & self-contained apartments & would recommend it for any celebration for large groups!
It has great facilities with the bar area by the pool, plenty of sun loungers, hot tub & lovely pool. I stayed in the Balcony apartment, which has amazing views & very cool at night, probably more so than the other apartments. Would definitely return again as Agatha made the booking process so easy & gave me loads of info on transfers from the airport, a beautiful boat trip for my 40th, with Bom Dia, and recommended the Bahia beach bar, where 30 of us had a special meal for my birthday. Thanks Casa Beachcomber for a memorable stay at a beautiful villa, perfect for a large crowd!
D Phillips August 2012
‘’The villa was amazing’’
Even though it was a little out the way this was not a problem, it was a 25 min stroll into Lagos or a 4 euro taxi ride and the taxis were excellent and prompt. There was everything we needed and Colin the caretaker was brilliant and helpful. Booking was easy and Agatha was always prompt and more than helpful with my enquiries. We booked the villa’s for my daughters hen weekend but are already planning a return trip next year with our partners. Thank you for making our weekend so special and memorable.
K Bree June 2012
“Wonderful villa Apartments were Excellent so was Colin the Caretaker”
Our party was a large family group of twenty. The apartments were very spacious . The pool and Jacuzzi were also brilliant. Colin was very helpful and charming . I would highly recommend this facility for large family groups. We really enjoyed our stay and had a great time.
D Sean August 2012
Just a note to let you know what a wonderful time we had at your villa all 17 of us loved the apartments and were taken back on how much room we had. The grounds were amazing and the pool and hot tub had lots of use! We found it very easy with the directions you gave us and had the pleasure of meeting Colin what a character! Thank you again for making our holiday such a good one!
D Collinson & Family September 2011
‘’ The rooms were all beautiful – huge! ‘’
A group of 17 of us rented the 6 apartments during May 2010. The apartments are spacious and spread out just enough so we could enjoy our own privacy, but close enough and large enough so we could get together and party!
On arrival at the Villa gates we punched in the security code and our breaths were taken away by the luxurious property which confronted us. It was far larger and far more spectacular than the photos had portrayed and we couldn’t believe this was all “ours” for the next two weeks. We were greeted by Colin the caretaker – a lovely guy who was so helpful throughout our stay, plus he knew exactly how much attention to give us – he was there when we needed him, joined in when we asked him to, but stayed out of the way enough to allow us to feel uninterrupted when required. The rooms were all beautiful – huge! Even the smaller apartments were much larger than other 1-bedroomed apartments we’ve stayed at around Europe. They were spotlessly clean, and equipped for all of our needs.
We enjoyed at the numerous bar-b-ques we had around the pool in the evenings. And talking of the pool – that too was fantastic. All 17 of us had a fantastic time in the pool together and there was still plenty of room! Early evening we all retired to our own apartments for a bath or shower and a bit of rest, then we got together at one of the large patio areas for some relaxing drinks before heading off out to eat/drink.
Lagos Marina and town is lovely – loads of restaurant and bars. After our evenings out we tended to catch taxi’s back – these were between 3.50 to 5.00 Euros for 4 people, so very reasonable.
The weather during our stay (May 15-29) was great – warm sun most mornings and then boiling hot in the afternoons – but we did have a couple of days of rain. The only thing to do during these times was to watch TV or read one of the various books at the villas, but it was actually a welcome break from the heat. All-in-all this was one of the best holidays we’ve taken. The apartments were certainly the best ever and Lagos was lovely. I would thoroughly recommend these apartments for people of all ages and groups of 2-20, as we certainly plan on returning.
K Regan May 2011
Having just returned from a three night stay in the jacuzzi apartment whilst on holiday in the Algarve all I can say is what an enjoyable and relaxing time we had. The location is very good, close enough to town for exploring the local area but also feels secluded and private which makes the atmosphere very relaxing. The apartment itself was huge for two people with a well stocked kitchen, tasteful decor, a great bed and a large bathroom. Great facilities include a large pool, plenty of sun loungers, a hot tub and lots of outside space. In summary I am sure we will return here one day. Colin was extremely obliging and couldn’t do enough to ensure our stay was as pleasant as possible and I think all things considered the apartment and facilities represent very good value for money.
W Anderson September 2014
‘’Just a note to say how much we enjoyed our week at Casa Beachcomber’’
We thought the flat was delightful and ideal for our requirements, and there being only one other couple there it was almost like having the place to ourselves ! The grounds were really nice and beautifully kept by Colin who was always at hand to help us out. It was disappointing not to have any tv coverage in the evenings, but having spent a week in February in Madeira know its not just a local thing.
If I had any point to make it was that the kitchen could be a little better equipped (although for a week I had no intention of doing any cooking) there was no cafetiere, kitchen scissors, chopping board or kitchen knives, apart from one small one which had to do for everything.
If we feel the need again to go to Portugal about the same time we would certainly contact you first, and if I decided to celebrate my 70th anywhere ( what’s there to celebrate ?) it would a good place to go.
Ann A May 2014
‘’Very good value for money’’
Having just returned from a three night stay in the Jacuzzi apartment whilst on holiday in the Algarve all I can say is what an enjoyable and relaxing time we had. The location is very good, close enough to town for exploring the local area but also feels secluded and private which makes the atmosphere very relaxing. The apartment itself was huge for two people with a well-stocked kitchen, tasteful decor, a great bed and a large bathroom. Great facilities include a large pool, plenty of sun loungers, a hot tub and lots of outside space. In summary I am sure we will return here one day. Colin was extremely obliging and couldn’t do enough to ensure our stay was as pleasant as possible and I think all things considered the apartment and facilities represent very good value for money.
W Anderson August 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our five night stay at the Beachcomber. The proximity to sightseeing was great, but a rental car is recommended. The apartment was very clean, and charming. Although we spent most of our days exploring the beaches, it was comforting to know we had a beautiful pool to go back to. The only downfall to our stay was the temperature of the hot tub. It didn’t seem to work as the temperature was always lukewarm. The surrounding area was also beautiful with lovely landscape. The owners were very nice and prompt in their communication. Colin was also very kind and accommodating. Thank you for allowing us to stay here.
E Cope August 2013
‘Wonderful time staying at the Beachcomber’
The apartment and the facilities were everything it said it was going to be and more. We were made warmly welcome by Colin and stayed in an absolutely first rate apartment. Everything to do with the facilities and the gardens were exceptional and maintained to an excellent standard. Thanking you again for all your assistance enabling us to have a wonderful holiday.
Mr & Mrs Newey July 2013
‘’A very relaxing and enjoyable stay’’
We have now stayed here I think 5 times but each time has been great and once again we have had stay a very relaxing and enjoyable. Colin is great and it would not be the same without him there. It is so peaceful and relaxing and we returned feeling like we had had a proper holiday – I never want to come back home!
My only improvement points are they need to look at the plumbing – if you accidentally touch the pipe near the tap, it is extremely hot. Also, would be nice to have a cool bag in each room and maybe some fold away beach chairs but they are just little niggles and won’t stop us going back.
M Freeman July 2013
“Special, Special Place”
Third visit and still exceeds all expectations a truly special place. If you love peace and quiet in a beautiful location then this is must. Whether you are visiting as a couple or group its like staying in your villa with beautiful apartments and gardens. We love staying in the jacuzzi apartment as it has a lovely terrace and seating area only steps from the pool. Colin as always looked after all our needs and works so hard at making sure the beautiful gardens are kept immaculate. As always we spent some lovely evenings in the old town that is a 20min walk where you will find great restaurants and traditional bars. On the nights we did not make the walk into town we stayed at the apartment and used the BBQ next to pool and sat in the hot tub with a glass of vino verde. I cannot recommend this place enough and can’t wait to return next year.
W Russell June 2013
“Little slice of peaceful heaven!”
Casa Beachcombers is a tranquil escape of the beaten track but close enough to vibrant Lagos as not to feel isolated. Car rental is recommended for trips to the various beautiful beaches in the area but the Marina (10 mins walk) or Lagos (15-20 mins walk) are nearby enough to walk in the evenings. A taxi back will cost about 5-6 euro’s. Casa Beachcomber is one of the places I have felt most home away from home in a long time. The oldyworldy furniture just adds to the charm and I do hope they will not change it! The pool area is amazing, pool is large and clean and plenty of sunbeds and most importantly, sun! To round it up, Casa Beachcomber is the place for a relaxing escape where you can come and go as you like, set in the most beautiful surroundings. Colin is lovely as well!
A Snoep October 2012
“Heaven of Tranquility- Only a Short Distance from Lagos Town”
We arrived at Casa Beachcomber after travelling from Lisbon and immediately felt comfortable at ease in the Jacuzzi apartment, just the thing after a long journey! Load of space, large and light lounge, peaceful bedroom, big bathroom and good sized kitchen area if you feel inclined to cook, otherwise just head into town for plenty of eating experiences! You can drive, but we walked mostly and you are in the marina before you know it.
The house stands in its own grounds, lovely and secluded as are the individual apartments – you can be private or mingle at the pool, your choice. Casa Beachcomber is a must for our next trip to the Algarve!
W Samson September2012
“Our Favourite Place in the World”
I know this seems a big statement but it’s true I have travelled to many places around the world but this place just does it for us. Fantastic accommodation, great host (Colin thanks again), peaceful, beautiful grounds and on the door step of an amazing town. We have stayed twice and about to book again if you are travelling in a party of 2, I highly recommend the Jacuzzi apartment. Two years in a row where it felt like we had our own villa so quiet and we were the only two at the pool most of the time although we could also stay within our little courtyard whenever we wanted. The town is about a 15-20 minute walk but what we like to do is walk to the harbour 10 minutes have a little drink then take a stroll into town.
The apartments are very well equipped with everything you need, very clean, flat screen TV’s with Sky and make sure to make use of the BBQ by the pool then just sit under the stars and have a few glasses of Green wine.
If you venture into town enjoy the walk or take a taxi it only works out at £4 each way and when you get there you will find a nice village feel with cobbled streets and lots of nice restaurants and bars, make sure to visit No Patio and Mulligans.
A Scot September 2012
“The perfect place to stay”
We spent ten days in early September at this lovely place – and congratulated ourselves for having found this hideaway! The property is beautiful, lush garden, fantastic pool, nice terasses and balkonies, everything excellently maintained (thanks to Colin, the caretaker, who is a very nice person and always willing to give advice or a helping hand!!).
The Villa is placed on a hill a little outside of Lagos centre and the Marina. It took us about 20 Minutes to walk down to where the restaurants and the Marina are, but we had a car (which we would recommend to get to all the lovely beaches and bays around this area). Lagos itself turned out to be an excellent starting point for various activities. There are lots of nice beaches and snorkeling spots nearby, we rented a motorbike one day to go to the West Coast and the Monchique Mountains (it’s amazing how quickly you are away from the average beach tourism and feel like now you are REALLY in Portugal) and in the Marina there is a lot of water sports on offer (we went on a sailing trip, but they also have grotto trips, kayaking, glass-bottom boats, speed boats, etc.) Once you are back home after a day full of activities, Lagos offers a great variety of restaurants and bars. And if you don’t want to walk back up to Casa Beachcomber, you can take a cab for around 5 or 6 Euros. There is also a big supermarket (Pingo Doce) nearby Casa Beachcomber (close to the Marina) where you can get everything you need to self-supply you. the kitchen in the Pool Apartment that we stayed in was perfectly equipped and we also used the huge Barbecue that
they have at the pool.
Ah – and we actually used the jacuzzi as well: We didn’t think we would because it was really hot weather during our stay in Lagos – but after our motorbike trip we were quite chilled through and enjoyed half an hour in hot, bubbling water. All in all we would highly recommend Casa Beachcomber for everyone that doesn’t want to stay in a hotel “ghetto” but prefers to have a lot of space and freedom – without having to lack comfort and nice, well-maintained surroundings. We could make use of all the lively sides of Lagos – but didn’t HAVE to. We fell in love with the idea of coming back with all our friends and rent the whole Villa (not just one apartment) – but, well, I guess that idea has to wait for a little more Anyway – we would come back again anytime.
J Marston September 2011
‘’Beachcomber was excellent for Chill Out””
We virtually had the pool to ourselves most of the time and were the only ones to use the BBQ while we were there. Colin was good at providing recommendations on where to eat and places to visit but our main aim was to just chill out from the stress of everyday life and Beachcomber was excellent for this – so much so that we have already booked to go back in September this year and I’m planning a girly weekend in May 2011. Beachcomber is the sort of place you could keep going back to on your own, with your friends, as a large group or small and I’m very envious of the couple who plan to marry there in September.
M Freeman June 2010
‘’Wonderful time in Casa Beachcomber’’
We just wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful time in Casa Beachcomber. It is beautiful, well looked after and we loved it. We also fell in love with Wiggles. Perfect spot and much nicer and more enjoyable than the two nights we spend in 4-start hotel in the Tivoli, Thank you.
Kasia & Keith June 2010
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