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Spacious Luxury Apt with Indoor/Outdoor Pools, Restaurant, Bar,Gym,Spa

Spacious Luxury Apt with Indoor/Outdoor Pools, Restaurant, Bar,Gym,Spa



Updated: 19-May-2015
Apartment in Estrela da Luz, Praia Da Luz, Western Algarve - Great Location, 5 mins Walk from Praia Da Luz Beach, Shops, RestAurants and Bars

Stay in the actual apartment featured in Channel 4's 'A Place In The Sun'! within the Estrela Da Luz complex, a four star luxury resort with extensive leisure facilities set in beautifully landscaped surroundings. Enjoy the best of town and beach life. Treat yourself to a beauty treatment in the health & beauty rooms; or simply take a dip in one of the three heated swimming pools. Let your stresses drift away with the gently rolling waves and long sandy beaches as you unwind with the gentle pace and charm of Praia da Luz. Catering for all, the apartments large rooms and terrace - located in walking distance to the centre of Luz and its beautiful beaches. The property is fully equipped. It is a gated complex for security, with your own secure undergound parking space.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are Lee and Barbara James, we brought our property as a result of appearing in the Channel 4 TV programme 'A Place in the Sun Home and Away'. We are Foster Carers and have been for many years. We were looking for a nice/safe place to be able to holiday with our children, we decided on our apartment because it is so spacious and gives us all plenty of room. It is a very well maintained complex, with very friendly staff.

All the foster children we have taken to Estrela Da Luz have had a wonderful time.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

'We wanted to say thanks. A quality apartment and amenities, in a lovely resort, resulting in a memorable holiday'. Top apartment, top location, perfect weather = great holiday

Mr & Mrs M

We were delighted when we opened the door and saw the apartment, its was everything we needed for a lovely holiday, we have kept your details for a return trip

Bob and Collett D

Yes, we certainly had a wonderful holiday, the apartment is fantastic - a real home from home.

John & sheila M
Aug 2005
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Spacious Luxury Apt with Indoor/Outdoor Pools, Restaurant, Bar,Gym,Spa
+44 -01803522020
Estrela da Luz Praia da Luz Area

Beautiful apartment, will be back

  • 5 out of 5
Just back from a 4 night stay in this apartment and complex. The apartment we stayed in had 2 bedrooms, 2 bath and all were beautifully appointed, simple but tasteful. The accommodation was immaculate and the kitchen was very well stocked with dishes, cutlery and utensils for those that wanted to cook while there. The complex was fantastic and the addition of the indoor pool and gym was what really sealed the deal for us.

The staff at reception were super friendly and helpful. The only thing that happened while we were there was that our door key stopped working a number of times and had to be replaced - we don't know whether it was the key or the door reader but a number of people in our group had a similar problem. However it was only a small niggle and easily rectified.

The apartment is situated directly over the bar and we were not with the quietest of groups but the noise was barely noticeable. The apartment is fully air conditioned which was very welcome. There was also a nice touch on arrival where milk and water were waiting in the fridge. The shops, bars and restaurants are very close so this complex is ideally situated. It is at the top of a hill though and you walk down into the town itself so if you are pushing a buggy or carrying children back up the hill you will have a very nice workout!

We booked directly through the owners and they were very pleasant to deal with which was great and we thought the price was very reasonable for the time of year that we were there.

I would highly recommend this apartment and complex and we will certainly be back for another stay!
  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write this lovley review, we look forward to welcoming you in the future


From the Owner

We were looking for a family freindly resort within walking distance to the beach and restaurants, but we also were looking for somewhere not over developed with large hotels, which remains portugese, Praia Da Luz fitted the bill perfectly for all of us.

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Estrela Da Luz resort offers. Estrela health and beauty offer treatments and beauty products. Qualified therapists with experience in providing the ideal combination to help you relax and feel healthier.


Strole 300m to the beach with long sandy stretches and promenades, evening entertainment and markets for souvenirs, clothing, fresh foods and fish.

One of the best beaches in the Algarve. It's sheltered by magnificent coloured sandstone cliffs with spectacular cliff walks and edged by several rock pools. With many water sports activities.


Direct flights are available from most UK regional and major airports to Faro International. flying time is from 2 hours 30 mins to 3 hours. Faro is a pleasant 55 mins drive on the new A22 motorway. A train service operates from Faro to Lagos. Transfers can be arranged if needed. With plenty of local buses and taxi available in Luz centre. A resort bus available for a small fee, guests can travel around the local areas and to the sister resort. Meaning a Car is not necessary for your holiday.


Estrela Da Luz is short 5-10 min walk from of the delightful village of Praia Da Luz, with its supermarkets, shops, bars and restaurants. Luz is 6km west of the town of Lagos, where you can find a modern marina offering sea fishing & dolphin watching. many beaches, a wide range of shops, restaurants and bars. It is within easy reach of the mountain spa of Monchique and Cape St. Vincent, the most south-western point of mainland Europe. Seveille and Lisbon can both be reached in under 3 hours.

Further Details:

Praia da Luz was once an old fishing village, which has developed into a small friendly holiday resort, offering all the facilities expected of a holiday resort. The village has, supermarkets, a cinema, a bank, post office, English speaking Medical practices, interesting shops selling gifts and Portuguese pottery. There is a wide variety of restaurants and bars to suit all tastes.

A short drive will take you to the Algarve Racetrack, built for Formula 1 racing. Lagos marina offers exciting boating, fishing and water sports. Lagos Zoo has lots for the kids.


From £480 Weekly

Rental rates

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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
22 May 2015 - 31 May 2015
7 night minimum stay
1 Jun 2015 - 30 Jun 2015
2 night minimum stay
1 Jul 2015 - 31 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
1 Sep 2015 - 30 Sep 2015
2 night minimum stay
17 Oct 2015 - 2 Nov 2015
2 night minimum stay
20 Dec 2015 - 22 Jan 2016
6 night minimum stay


  • Booking Notes:
    Minimum stay two nights. A deposit of 10% of the total cost is required to confirm the reservation, the balance of must be paid 8 weeks prior to arrival. For reservations made one month or less prior to arrival date, full payment is required.

    Changeover Day:
    Change over days can be flexible
    The usual arrival time is not before 2pm, Check-out time until 12 midday
    Facilites are available in reception to store luggage for late departures.

    Notes on prices:
    Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. based on 4 to 6 people sharing. Payment is accepted in Euro at the conversion rate on date of booking. Prices includes: arrival and departure cleaning and apartment towel and linen change after one week, full membership of gym and indoor pool/jacuzzi. We can arrange on request for: extra cleaning, linen changes.
    Rates for longer winter rentals are negotiable. Minimum stay 2 nights, except in high season, last minutes deals available on request
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Updated: 19-May-2015


Property Type

  • apartment


  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool

Location Type

  • beach


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • There is a family bathroom with bath/shower over and WC. An en-suite bathroom adjoining the master bedroom with bath/shower, WC and bidet. Both bathrooms have marble inset vanity units.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The master bedroom has a king size bed,is en-suite with access to the large sun terrace. Bedroom 2 has twin beds with option of a 3rd if needed. Both bedrooms have AC and large fitted wardrobes. Cots and highchairs are available for hire if required.


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  • Notes on accommodation: We purchased this fantastic apartment whilst appearing on channel 4's A Place in the Sun, the apartment and complex is also featured in a 5 page article in the Nov 05 issue of the ‘A Place in the Sun’ Magazine. The resort has a 24hr reception to help with any queries you may have. The apartment is fully air-conditioned and has under floor heating for your comfort. All windows in the apartment have electronically controlled blinds. We have a no smoking policy inside the apartment. A family friendly resort, Enjoy the heated family pool, adults only pool or the indoor pool with sauna, jacuzzi and gymnasium. enjoy a drink and something to eat at the Hugo Beaty bar and café. Lazily relax with refreshments and snacks served by the pool from Gazebo pool bar. With plenty to do and see, Estrela da Luz is a great choice for short or long stays. Outside: The apartment has 2 balconies one very large south facing at the front of the apartment off of the lounge and master bedroom. This is furnished with patio furniture and sun loungers, great for alfresco dining or private sun bathing. A smaller terrace also exists off of the kitchen which also has patio furniture for that quiet breakfast. The resort consists of 2 outdoor communal pools, plus a children's paddling pool, a lovely large heated indoor pool, with a sauna and jacuzzi. there is an outside poolside bars, to sit and enjoy a bite to eat or they offer a takeaway service. Enjoy a meal/snack in the Hugo beaty bar/cafe with a good selection of wines and beers. There is a small gym, Tennis courts are also available. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Price includes apartment preparation and departure clean. Apartment towels and linen. Pool towels can be hired. Please bring beach towels. Additional cleaning etc can be arrangedto guests requirements, for an extra fee. Other: Baby's cots and/or high chairs can be arranged, payment for these are through the reception.

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