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Stunning house overlooking the ocean - ideal for larger parties and families.

Bedrooms 7
Space 4,520 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

7 Double bedrooms, 5 ensuite, one further shower room with accommodation for 17

Registered Property No: AL-17052.


This well located modern house has beautiful sea views, set back less than 125 metres from the ocean and a short walk to the village of Praia da Luz and its sandy beach. It offers the perfect range of accommodation for groups and families - ideal for celebrations such as birthdays and anniversaries. The village has a range of fine restaurants and all local amenities. Nearby are 3 excellent golf courses. This spacious house has a well equipped kitchen, a large open plan living and dining room with air conditioning/central heating throughout. The house has its own private pool (heating available), upper and lower terraces both with stunning views over the ocean and the village. There are seven bedrooms, three twin-bedded and four doubles [five en-suite]. There is a further shower room on the upper floor. The private pool is surrounded by a spacious terrace, equipped with sun loungers and umbrellas as well as the palm trees which offer shade on a hot day. There is a stone barbecue for use by guests with outdoor tables and chairs to allow for dining al-fresco. The rear courtyard has a laundry room and there is space to dry your clothes. An outdoor table-tennis table is available, which can be used on either the front or rear terraces. The house offers ideal all year round accommodation for 2,3, even 4 families or larger parties.

Golf: The Algarve is world renowned for its excellent Golf Courses. There are three superb courses close to the house. The well known course of Boavista is just 2 kilometres away.

Sea Sports: There are many opportunities in the local area to take part in most sea sports, including windsurfing, sailing, fishing, surfing, water skiing, paragliding, to mention just a few.

Coastal Walks: The house is situated just 200 metres from the coastal path between Luz and Burgau and affords wonderful opportunities for walkers. A short distance inland you can join countryside nature trails and safaris.

More Details

Mr John Nevins
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2017

About Mr John Nevins

The house is family owned. We have been holidaying in Portugal for over twenty years along with our four children and friends. After renting for many years we took the plunge and the house was purchased in 2006 and we haven't looked back! Portugal and more specifically Praia da Luz, has offered us a welcome break from our busy working lives. The children have also enjoyed the area having 'grown up' from toddlers into adults who now holiday there several times a year.

Mr John Nevins purchased this house in 2006

Why Mr John Nevins chose Lagos region

This property offers fantastic ocean views in a quiet and yet convenient location on the edge of the village of Praia da Luz. It offers excellent and spacious accommodation for people who wish to get away from it all with a larger family group or friends. The house is large enough to give everyone their own space, while at the same time having spacious indoor and outdoor areas for people to be together. Luz itself is delightful all year round, offering something for everyone. There are quiet coastal walks nearby, fantastic beaches with a wide range of water sports, picturesque villages and towns either a walk or short drive away, various sporting opportunities and most of all beautiful year round sunshine!

What makes this house unique

One look from the top balcony sold the house to us - the view is exceptional!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Luz in Lagos

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4520 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:30 / Check-out: 09:30
  • Max. occupancy: 19
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Oceanfront
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Thermos Flask
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All bathrooms and shower rooms are clean, modern and fully tiled.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 19
  • Bedroom7 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , en suite shower room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , full en suite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , full en suite bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Double Bed , full en suite bathroom (double sinks)
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , en suite shower room
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , adjacent shower room
  • Bedroom 1 on the upper floor has french windows opening on to the top terrace. It has exceptional ocean views. The en suite bathroom has a toilet, bath and shower. Bedroom 2 on the upper floor overlooks the rear courtyard. It is next to the upper floor shower room. Bedroom 3 on the lower floor has french windows opening on to the lower front terrace. There are good sea views. The en suite bathroom has a toilet, bath and a shower. Bedroom 4 on the lower floor has french windows opening on to the lower front terrace. Bedroom 5 on the lower floor has french windows opening on to the lower front terrace. There are good sea views. The ensuite bathroom has a toilet, bath and shower. Bedroom 6 on the lower floor has french windows opening on to the lower rear terrace. The en suite is a shower room with toilet. Bedroom 7 on the lower floor and has french windows which open on to the lower rear terrace and has a shower room with toilet.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 20 garden chairs
  • 11 deck chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The kitchen is fully fitted with a range of equipment. In addition to the items listed above there is also a toaster, coffee percolator and juicer. The kitchen has a seating area for breakfast dining. There is a full range of TV and audio equipment in the main living area, but also three of the other bedrooms have a TV with either video or DVD player. Outside there are sun loungers with cushions for use beside the pool and on the terraces. There are also three outdoor dining tables with chairs. Two large parasols are available for use on the lower terrace. The upper terrace is fully equipped with electric sun blinds with wind and sun sensors. A daily maid service can be arranged at an extra cost, but the rental price includes a weekly maid and laundry service. The outdoor pool can be heated on request. There is ample car parking space to the side and rear of the property.


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Stunning house overlooking the ocean - ideal for larger parties and families.
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
Arlanda, Sweden

Wonderful vacation in Luz, July 2017

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week in Casa Vista Oceana where we were celebrating my 70th birthday.

We were 7 adults and 6 Children who all enjoyed the lovely house. Plenty of rooms for all and both the children and the adults loved the pool with the remarkable view over the Atlantic Ocean.

There were plenty of space for us all at the dining table, both inside and outside. We had all our meals at the top terrace table where we could enjoy the marvellous view.

We can really recommend this lovely house for large famalies and friends!

Thank you John and Sue!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We are happy that you enjoyed your family celebration in our villa. We hope to see you and your family back in Luz at any time. best wishes John
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Amazing Sea Views from a Great Property

  • 5 of 5

From the outset, John and Sue are great hosts, friendly, helpful and easy to deal with. Clearly they love this area and have put a lot of time into the house and terrace/pool - inside and outside are even larger than the photos suggest.

Rooms all great with plenty of space for large group (13 of us , can take 16), and 4 rooms open onto poolside terraces, with 2 to the rear courtyard (table tennis). Two safes in a couple of rooms.

It's certainly hot here in late July/August - sea breezes pick up from late afternoon. Blackout/sunblock blinds cool it down. Aircon throughout very effective and quiet. Large kitchen and plenty of worktops. Good wifi for a house full of teenage users!

Just ten min walk into the village centre - a couple of nearby supermarkets (Spar and Baptista) and a number of good bars and restaurants. Helpful hint for main summer season - you need to book restaurants as a large group several days in advance - they all get very full quickly. Mostly easier to get into from 8.45pm onwards, eat late like the Portuguese and have an afternoon siesta.

Another 3 minutes walk to the main large beach, good for swimming and plenty of watersports.

A very English visited and staffed resort - it was good to go to other places and hear more Portuguese and multi-national voices.

Thoroughly recommended. Enjoy...

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and for the detailed information you have given future guests about the house and the area. We note especially the mention of the cooler evenings in the Summer as guests should always have a warmer garment to wear if eating outdoors in the evening! (The first time we came my wife brought just one cardigan and had to wear it every evening for the fortnight!) Also good advice too about the booking in advance for restaurants, especially for larger groups. There are a large number of restaurants here but some are quite small! We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at the house and the local area. If you want to get away from it next time you may want to try our more remote property No: 6920942 which also caters for larger groups! Hope to meet you here again in Portugal some day. best wishes John
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Fabulous villa ideally situated.

  • 5 of 5

villa was lovely well equipped & ideal for a large party.

Everything was clean & very tidy, kitchen pretty well equipped.

John & his wife were very pleasant & sorted a couple of issues we had, both of which were minor.

We would definitely book the villa again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and maybe we will see you back in Luz one day! Best wishes John
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Family friendly resort. Good beach.

  • 5 of 5

Good Location. Well equipped attractive villa. Warm welcome

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive review. We are happy that you and your family were able to create some memories together in Luz. We are pleased that you found the villa met your needs and was of a high standard. We hope, maybe, to see you one day again. regards John
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Beautiful house in Luz

  • 4 of 5

We stayed 10 days in the house. The swimming pool was heated, the house was nice and clean, with plenty of possibilities for 16 persons. The owners are very kind and helpfull!

You can eat outside, there are 2 big tables ( one at the balcony with an amazing view and one is downstairs. When there is a cold day, there are chairs etc. for more than 16 persons inside.

It is about 15 minutes walking to the beach. We hope to come back!

Fam. Heerema, The Netherlands.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable stay at our house and we hope that we will welcome you back to Portugal some day soon. Best wishes Sue and John
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Villa Casa Vista Oceano

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this holiday was just perfect, after spending much time researching I chose this Villa because of its size, facilities and location all of which exceeded my expectations. We had a large group of 19 family members ranging in age from 10 to 79, the villa and surrounding area catered for all of our needs .The villa never felt overcrowded even when we were all there together enjoying evening meals, the barbecue was a big hit after a productive day fishing. The children spent much of their time in the pool which is a great size for inflatables.

The rooms were all clean and fresh on our arrival and we were met by John and Sue who made us feel very welcome, they assured us they were a phone call away if needed which they were when we had a small issue with the pool heating, it was addressed and rectified within 20 mins, they were very friendly and also gave us useful information on the local area.

The area has a relaxed feel to it, plenty of good restaurants and bars, lovely beaches and a regular bus service to Lagos. The water park was a big hit with the children, the hotel bar which is situated directly behind the villa was a big hit with adults and children alike

I would certainly recommend this villa to any large group of any ages. I hope to return sometime in the near future.

Thank you John & Sue

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased to hear how much you and all of your family enjoyed the holiday in our villa. It is a popular choice for extended families and larger groups. We look forward to seeing you very soon! regards John and Sue
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Faro Airport
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Aparthotel Vila Luz bar open to our guests
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
18 hole Boavista golf course
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Over 20 restaurants in Luz village
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Luz's sandy family friendly beach is a stroll away
Car: recommended

Praia da Luz is a fishing village with a sandy beach approximately 10 minutes walk from the house. From the house itself you can go for long coastal walks on the cliff tops towards either Burgau or Lagos. There are many beautiful beaches within a short driving distance, including the surfing beaches of the Western Algarve. There are 3 golf courses nearby, including the famous Boavista Course just 2 kilometres away. There are many places of interest to visit such as the historic town on Lagos with its daily fish market and wide range of shops. The mountain village of Monchique and the spa of the Caladas do Monchique, Sagres and the Lighthouse at Cape St.Vincent are just a short drive away. The main tourist resorts of the Algarve, Praia da Rocha, Albufeira, Vilamoura, are also nearby and well worth a visit.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Luz, Algarve

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
17 Jun 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
10 Sep 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2017
5 Nov 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas 2017
17 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2018
7 Jan 2018 - 17 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2018
18 Mar 2018 - 5 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
6 May 2018 - 23 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
24 Jun 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2018
9 Sep 2018 - 10 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Discounts available for smaller parties off season. Discounts are also available for longer winter and spring lets.
Changeover day is Saturday. However in low season this is flexible.
Entry to the property will be at 4.30pm - departure 9.30am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.