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

This large 3 bedroom luxury apartment in the 4 star Estrela da Luz resort is situated in the lovely village of Luz, located 6 km west of the historical town of Lagos, and approx. 200 metres from the beautiful beach of Praia da Luz. The resort is fully secure with a 24 hour manned reception, CCTV, and designated underground parking for guests, serviced by a lift. Free WiFi is available in the apartment. The complex has three outdoor pools and one indoor heated pool with a jacuzzi and sauna. Poolside snack bars and a friendly cafe/bar offer inviting menus with excellent food for breakfast, tapas/lunch and dinner. The Estrela Health and Beauty facility has a state of the art gym and beauty rooms for treatments and therapies. There is also a multi purpose sports area with tennis, football, basketball and children's play area.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

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About the Owner

Bob and his wife Joyce live in Dublin. Both are retired and spend a lot of their time travelling the world. They also have a holiday home on Valentia Island off the Kerry coast in South-West Ireland. Bob received an Honorary Doctorate from the National University of Ireland Maynooth where he is a director of the University's Foundation. He is also a board member of a number of companies.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"many thanks for a wonderful holiday. Your apartment and the resort was exactly what you had promised us - magnificent. We hope to return next year"

Joe and Mary R.

"Thank you for allowing us holiday in your beautiful apartment. Estrela da Luz is a lovely resort with a beautiful beach. We greatly enjoyed our stay".

Mr. and Mrs. H and family.
Dec 2006
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2 Reviews

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Spacious Luxury Apartment in Exclusive Secure Resort
+353 -12982896
Estrela da Luz Praia da Luz Area

Absolutely Fabulous

  • 5 out of 5
We have been holidaying in the Algarve for over 15 yrs when we first visited this complex, we returned on numerous occasions but then decided to take a break.
We returned this year and were surprised to see how well the complex had been maintained, it's immaculate. You have everything you need, lovely Bistro type bar with great food, well equipped gym, lovely pools for adults and adults & kids. Gardens are a pleasure to walk through. You have your own garage and car space inside the complex all controlled remotely!
This apartment is fabulous, beautifully maintained, clean and well cared for. It has a great layout and plenty of room for 6 adults. The kitchen is well equipped for those quiet self catered night in.
The location of this apartment is perfect for walks down to the beach during the day or sneaky little visits to the pub when the wife is sunbathing.
Supermarkets within 10 minute walk and plenty of good restaurants in the town.
Free wifi in the apartment.
The owner was very helpful and genuine. Thanks Bob for a great holiday already booked to go back next year.
Peter and Jill
  • Review Submitted: 11-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Peter and Jill for your lovely comments. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. I know that you and your family will have another wonderful holiday in our apartment and the beautiful resort of Praia da Luz. Bob
Spacious Luxury Apartment in Exclusive Secure Resort
+353 -12982896
Estrela da Luz Praia da Luz Area

Terrific Family Holiday

  • 5 out of 5
We are repeat visitors, not only to this beautiful area of Portugal but also to this spacious, luxury apartment. We have always found a home away from home, with Estrella having everything you could want for a great family holiday. The apartment is a very large, 3 bedroom apartment with a huge living and dining area, as well as three large balcony areas. The outdoor pool area is very well designed, having an adult only pool, a family pool and a toddler pool. Bar/cafe and toilet facilities are situated close to both pools. There's also a large indoor pool, with sauna and jacuzzi and a well equipped gym. Yoga and exercise classes run throughout the summer. The Hugo Beatty bar does lovely snack and bar food.

The apartment is a short stroll from the beach, passing the little church and the Fort de Estrella, with its delicious food and beautiful views of the beach. There are some lovely little cafe's and restaurants on the promenade and there is always a lively, family atmosphere.

There's loads of local activities for all ages, from snorkelling, scuba diving, kayaking, water parks, the zoo etc. Luz is also only a short drive from the ancient walled town of Lagos with it's beautiful marina, market shops, and more bars and restaurants. The fort at nearby Sagres is well worth a visit too, as is the beautiful town of Silves.

Praia de Luz is a wonderful destination for a family holiday. From the first time we visited as a newly married couple five years ago, to our most recent visit as a family of four, accompanied by our parents, we have always had wonderful weather, beautiful food and have made some very happy memories.

I highly recommend this apartment and this destination and guarantee that you will not want for anything.
  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ethna for a very nice review of our apartment, the complex, and the local area. You have told me on so many occasions about the enjoyable holidays you have experienced while staying in our apartment. It is great that you can share your experiences with other prospective clients, for which I am extremely grateful. Bob


From the Owner

We love this part of the Algarve, which is totally unspoilt. Praia da Luz is a lovely former fishing village with a wonderful beach and great amenities - plenty of bars and restaurants and facilities for children. It is close to the ancient walled town of Lagos and many golf courses. It is the perfect place for a family holiday.

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Estrela da Luz is a great resort for sun/beach, golf, walking, water sports and there is a spa/health beauty centre.


The apartment is a 5 min walk from a promenade and lovely sandy beach at Praia da Luz, one of the nicest beaches in the Algarve. It is sheltered by Roca Negra (Black Rock) magnificent sandstone cliffs with spectacular cliff walks. This beach has many water sports activities, beachside cafes, restaurants and bars, and shops. There are also a number of other beaches and small bays within easy reach, including Dona Anna, Meia Praia, Batata, and Porto do Mos.


Direct Flights are available to Faro International Airport. Flying time from the Britain and Ireland is from 2 and a half to three hours. Faro is a drive of approx. 50 minutes drive on the A22 motorway. A train service operates from Faro to Lagos. Transfers can be arranged if needed, as can car hire at special prices from a local car hire company. The resort bus takes guests around the local area. A car is not essential for stays in Estrela da Luz.


Estrela da Luz is in the delightful village of Praia da Luz, which has supermarkets, shops, restaurants and bars. There are also a chemist and local English speaking doctors. The historic walled town of Lagos is 6 km and this also has everything you would need for your holiday. It also has a a marina offering sea fishing, dolphin watching and pleasure boat trips. It is within easy reach of the Monchique mountains and Cape St Vincent, the most westerly point of mainland Europe.

Further Details:

Praia da Luz was once an old fishing village, which has developed into a small friendly resort with all the facilities required for a great holiday. Family attractions such as Zoo Marine, water parks, crazy golf and Lagos Zoo can be accessed - book at reception for discounted tickets.


From £750 Weekly

Rental rates

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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2012 - 30 Nov 2020
7 night minimum stay


  • Booking Notes:
    A non refundable deposit of 20% is required at the time of booking. Balance to be paid 8 weeks prior to holiday by cheque of bank transfer.

    On Cancellation of Holiday;
    4-8 weeks 50% of rate refunded
    2-4 weeks 25% of rate refunded
    less than 2 weeks, there is no refund

    Changeover Day:
    Changeover days are flexible. The usual arrival time is not before 2pm and you are requested to leave before noon midday on the day of departure. Luggage storage facilities are available in reception for late departures.

    Notes on prices:
    Prices shown are for the property per week in UK Pounds.
    Prices based upon Sat. to Sat., but we are flexible on bookings for different days of arrival and departure. Minimum stay 3 days.
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From the Owner

The apartment is one of the largest in the resort complex of Estrela da Luz, with every facility required for a great holiday - fully fitted out with fresh linen and towels. The complex itself has 3 pools, a restaurant, a bar, a gym, and spa.

Property Type

  • apartment


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


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


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool

Location Type

  • beach
  • resort


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath/shower, wc, bidet and double sinks. Family Bathroom with bath/shower, wc and double sinks. Both bathrooms have marble inset vanity units.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom 1 en-suite with double or twin beds and with access to the sun terrace. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bedroom 3 with twin beds. All bedrooms have AC and large fitted wardrobes. Cots and high chairs are available for hire, if required.


  • Golf ...


  • Notes on accommodation: This is a 4 Star spacious luxury apartment and complex, which featured on Channel 4's "A Place in the Sun". It is secure with a 24 hour manned reception. The apartment is fully air-conditioned and has under floor heating. There are three balconies with patio furniture. All windows in the apartment have electronically controlled blinds. Praia da Luz is 6 km. from the historical town of Lagos. There is a local bus service to Lagos, every 30 minutes. Outside: The apartment has three balconies one very large south facing off the lounge with patio furniture for alfresco dining and private sun bathing, one off the master bedroom, and a third off the kitchen. The resort has 2 outdoor pools with poolside bars offering a takeaway service, plus a children's paddling pool, a lovely large indoor heated pool with sauna and jacussi. There is also a Gym, a multi purpose all-weather surface sports area suitable for football, volley ball and basketball, and tennis courts. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: A weekly maid cleaning service, bath and hand towels are included. Guests are required to bring their own beach towels. Linen and towels are changed weekly. Other: An underground designated car parking space is available for guests.

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