Casa do Mar

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are Bath and Beach Towels provided?
A: Bath towels are provided but beach towels are not, please bring your own.Casa do Mar

Q: How many cots and high chairs are available?
A: There is one cot and high chair provided which will be set up in advance of your visit if the requirement is highlighted on your booking form. Additional cots and high chairs can be arranged through our local agent. Cots are €25 per week and high chairs are €15 each per week.

Q: Is there a safe in the house?
A: There is a safe in the house similar to those found in most hotel rooms.

Q: Can I bring my own electrical products to the house?
A: Yes you can though adapter plugs suitable for European sockets will be required and your electricals need to work on 220 - 240 V. 50 Hz.

Casa do MarQ: Is access suitable for infirm or disabled visitors?
A: Whilst the majority of the house is on one level, no special provisions have been made to facilitate elderly, infirm or disabled access. The house is approached at either of the two entrances up a flight of steps. There are 6 steps at the rear entrance to the house for and, one further step onto the front door terrace. Internally the East Wing is higher than the remainder of the house although the West Wing and all communal areas are on a single level. In the garden there are steep steps leading down to the pool however the steps on the path towards the beach are less severe and the pool can be accessed more easily although less directly in this manner.
In summary the house should be suitable for an infirm visitor, especially if accompanied, however no facilities have been provided specifically for disabled persons. A wheelchair bound visitor would certainly require the assistance of friends to get in and out of the house as well as to move around outside the property. It is strongly recommended that you contact us to discuss specific issues before booking.

Q: Is there a barbecue?
A: Yes there is a large charcoal barbecue provided with grills etc which are generally kept in the kitchen.

Q: Is there WiFi in the house ?
A: Yes is provided free at Casa do Mar. There are wireless repeaters throughout the house which means you can connect when you are indoors. The signal cannot be relied upon outdoors.

Q: Is there a TV ?
A: Yes Casa do Mar has Internet TV which has many of the main UK channels. In addition there is a media player which contains numerous films all categorised by Rating so you can monitor what the younger ones are watching.

Q: Can I check in/out early or later than the 3pm and 10am times ?
A: Generally we cannot accommodate early check-in or late check-out. However, it is often possible (with prior arrangement) to leave your bags in the house prior to your check-in and after check-out times. Please do ask  Susannah as we will try and help you if we can.

Additional Resources

Supermarkets

There are three large supermarkets in Lagos, Pingo Doce by the old bridge near the marina in Lagos, Modelo on the Lagos bypass, and Intermarché on the road into Lagos town centre. All are open 0900 - 2000 six days a week and 0900 - 1300 on Sundays. There is also a Lidle. Praia da Luz has a number of small supermarkets with the main ones, Batista and Antonios and Spar which are usually open from 0900 - 2000 six days a week.

Bread can be bought fresh daily from all supermarkets, the name of a small bread roll is "papposeco". There is a bakery opposite the Post Office on the main road in Praia da Luz. Milk can be skimmed (magro), semi-skimmed (meio gordo) and full fat (gordo). Fresh milk can be bought from most supermarkets.

Water can be bought in bottles up to 5 litres in size and tastes much nicer than the tap water although the tap water is perfectly safe to drink.

Markets

There is a market every 1st Saturday of the month in Lagos by the bullring where you can find lots of things from fresh fruit to shoes and clothes. The market is held in the morning and starts to disperse at about 1300. There is a new small modern market at Amejeira in Lagos.

There is a fresh fish and fruit market every morning in Lagos on the main avenue. This is well worth a visit but be sure to go early in the morning before everything goes.

Every month there are large fairs held around the region. All the dates are marked in the "Discover" magazine, which can be bought from any newsagent.

Banking

There are a number of banks in Lagos and one in Praia da Luz on the main road, which open between 0830 and 1500 Monday - Friday. There are also cash dispensers in both towns where money can be withdrawn using credit/debit cards. Cash and Travellers cheques can often be changed in supermarkets if you find yourself without any Euros. Most restaurants and shops accept credit cards.

Post Office (Correio)

There is a large post office on the main avenue in Lagos and a smaller on on the main road in Praia da Luz. Opening hours are between 0900 and 1800 Monday - Friday.