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Luxury villa with Private Pool, Sea Views in traditional Portuguese style

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa near Burgau / Praia da Luz - Peaceful Location, 5 Mins. by Car to the Beach

Traditional Portuguese home with spacious living accommodation which has been well maintained and loved by the owners. Casa Janelas was designed by the owners and they had it built to their specification and it has become an ideal home in which to spend your holidays. Our villa is situated a few minutes drive from the small fishing village of Burgau and approx 3 km from Luz, both with lovely beaches. Lagos, the nearest town, is approx. 12km away and the airport at Faro is just over an hour away on the A22. The Western end of the Algarve is still comparatively unspoilt and offers a holiday with the minimum of commercialisation. There are many rugged and impressive beaches to visit with beach bars offering delicious fish, meat and good wines. The villa is furnished and equipped to the highest standard providing all home comforts. The sea and country views are quite magnificent and the villa offers tranquillity but with the added advantage of being close to beaches, restaurants, shops and banks with ATMs. There are lovely walks along the headland into Burgau and Luz and there is also a bus service to Lagos. You can catch the train from Lagos (an interesting experience!) to Portimao or further afield. Lagos is a very old town well worth a visit and the Marina moors some large boats. English Management look after the villa and are on hand in case of any problems. Wood burning stove and wafer heaters in all rooms for winter use. Internet access also available with TV, DVD and CD player. Inside and outside safes for personal belongings.

The lounge, dining room and hallway are all tiled with traditional natural stone from the North of Portugal and the beams in the lounge and dining room compliment the flooring offering a homely atmosphere. Downstairs there are two double bedrooms, one en suite bathroom and one communal bathroom with a walk in shower, bath, bidet, washbasin and toilet. Upstairs is the very large master bedroom with dressing room and en suite bathroom. There is a door off the bedroom onto a lovely terrace with a table and chairs and also room for sunbathing. It is a wonderful place to sit and look at the sea and watch the sunset.

The kitchen is large with a table and six stools for eating and it has all the usual electrical appliances. In the utility room there is a second fridge, washing machine and tumble drier.

The garden is spacious with sun loungers and umbrellas and there are lemon, orange and peach trees which depending on the time of year produce a lot of fruit on offer to our guests.

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
28 February, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Burgau, Portugal

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • En suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath, shower over, double washbasins, wc & bidet. En suite bathroom to bedroom 2 with bath/shower over, washbasin, wc/bidet. Separate bathroom walkin shower, bath/shower over, washbasin, wc, bidet - serves bedroom 3.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, dressing room, en suite and door leading to lovely upstairs terrace area. Bedroom 2 with twin beds and en suite bathroom. Bedroom 3 with twin beds.
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: Pool not fenced but suitable for children who can swim and under parental guidance. The master bedroom is upstairs and has its own terrace. Outside: Large terraces with barbecue and separate upstairs terrace with magnificent views. Large table and benches under pergola, two tables and six chairs on downstairs terrace and table and twochairs and table on upstairs terrace. Sunbeds and mattresses and various umbrellas also provided. Pool approx. 10 x 6 meters cleaned weekly as also is the garden. Utility Room: Washing machine, fridge, tumble drier, ironing board, iron. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen provided apart from beach towels. All linen changed weekly when the house is also cleaned. Other: Large hallway - router/modem for WIFI housed in hallway


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Luxury villa with Private Pool, Sea Views in traditional Portuguese style
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Wonderful villa - what a great find!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Janelas near Burgau really is a fantastic villa. We've stayed in many good villas over the years but this is probably the best.

The outdoor areas are wonderful and we enjoyed them every day, including a nice big pool and loads of different options for lounging around.

The villa itself is very well equipped and spacious and the master bedroom suite is particularly impressive. The welcome pack of essential supplies, including fresh bread and beer, created a great first impression. Everything in the villa worked well, including a new gas BBQ and UK TV, not that we spent much time watching TV of course - too many things to do and explore.

This was our first time to The Algarve and I was very impressed. We tended to head west when going out and we found amazing beaches at Zavial, Ingrina, Belliche, Casteliejo, Amado, Bordeira. The body boards got some use at the last three beaches with some exciting Atlantic breakers. To the east Praia da Dona, Ponte de Piedade and Lagos were visited and enjoyed, as was Aqualand (junction 7 of the A22). We had planned to go to Splish and Splash Water park instead of Aqualand but it was mobbed so we turned around in the car park and went to Aqualand which proved to be a good and much less busy place.

The best meal was at Ancora restaurant in Burgau. Restaurante Paraiso on the beach at Luz was also very good.

If you're thinking of staying at the Western end of the Algarve then provided you've got a car Casa Janelas is a brilliant choice.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for finding time to write a review and it is always helpful as an owner to know if I am doing things right! I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at Casa Janelas and liked the surrounding areas - it is obviously a place we love as a family having been going to Burgau/Luz for too many years to remember and I am really so pleased that you had such a good holiday. Glad the body boards were used - I like to leave a few boards for people to use as it is just an added expense if you have to buy your own. Thanks for your very kind comments.
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Simply stunning setting for a perfect family villa

  • 5 of 5

Stepping onto the terrace at Casa Janelas when we first arrived, as the sun set over the sea beyond, is something we'll never forget. We could not believe that this beautiful villa would be our home to enjoy all to ourselves!

The owners had done everything to make our arrival and stay as easy and relaxing as possible, with food and wine waiting for us in the fridge, simply perfect for our first evening meal outdoors (and this was the end of October!).

The villa is ideal for a family: fabulous pool and garden, large kitchen and huge sitting/dining room for communal living, but with spacious bedrooms that have their own access to the garden and private terrace areas, so you can escape if you wish!

The villa was very clean, the garden beautiful (lemons and oranges ripe to pick!), and the beds really comfortable.

If you can tear yourself away from the villa, there are spectacular walks along the coast path to Praia da Luz (30 mins walk to the east) or the fishing village of Burgau (5 mins walk to the west), which has a beautiful beach and a great choice of cafes and restaurants.

The local town of Lagos is a great place to visit - its old walled town is full of cobbled streets, traditional shops and cafes, while its seafront is vibrant with an excellent promenade to the marina, passing the old fish market, where a huge range of fresh fish is sold every morning.

We never tired of breakfast on the terrace, warmed by sun, and feeling like life couldn't ever be better!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Simply Stunning

  • 5 of 5

Having just returned from our second visit to Casa Janelas, I really wanted to write a few words about what a special place this is.... The villa is set in a stunning location away from the nearby resorts of Bugau and Praia Da Luz. It is possible to walk to both and is very enjoyable but wouldn't recommend this if you have walking difficulties.

The Villa is very traditional, a much loved family home and we have been very lucky to have had the chance to stay here. The views are stunning and I particularly enjoyed my early evening G & Ts on the upper terrace watching the little sailing boats in the distance.

A new addition this year is a lovely chill out area, I think this has just added a little bit extra and thoroughly enjoyed relaxing on the big squishy bean bag.

I can not recommend Casa Janelas more, if you choose this villa you will not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very kind words. It is a great joy to know our visitors have had a good holiday and we love to have returning clients who feel like friends. The new chill area was at the request of younger members of the family - I do not take credit for it! Thank you for looking after our home so well and so pleased you enjoyed yourselves.
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what a find

  • 5 of 5

After browsing the website for months some divine intervention led us to casa janelas and the setting for a fantastic holiday.The pictures do not do the place justice and the wow factor lasted for the 2 weeks.We dealt with an absolute lady who amoung other things left a very much appreciated welcome pack for our arrival.I can promise anybody booking this villa that you will not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your review really does "do me good" as I never want people not enjoy their stay at Casa Janelas. I try so hard to ensure that everything is 100% and that any one staying feels that the house is a family home and not just a "holiday" place I feel we got to know each other very well and wish you and your family all the very best for the rest of 2015 and of course 2016 which will come far too quickly!! Thanks for your very kind comments.
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Superb Villa!!!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for a week at this villa and couldn't fault it.

The rooms were massive and everything you could have needed was available.

The villa is situated mid way between Bergau and Lux and from the back of the property you can get to the coastal path that links the two. It's a lovely walk & I did it numerous times.

The owner of the property was a pleasure to deal with and everything was conducted in a highly professional manner.

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Paul - so many thanks for taking the time and trouble to send a review. As you know the Owners Direct Website has changed so much I can't keep up with it! Too old! I hope you and your family enjoy a great summer and thanks again for staying at our house. Carolyn
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Lovely spacious villa &garden with great sea views

  • 5 of 5

Casa Janelas was everything we'd hoped and more: wonderful sea views, beautiful pool and a peaceful location combined with lots of space, the comfort of a real home and a lovely garden (just loved picking lemons fresh from the tree!).

Breakfasting on the long sunny terrace, watching the sun on the sea, is a perfect start to the day. And for the very best view while enjoying the last of the evening sun with a glass of wine, the top terrace is simply perfect!

There's a pleasant walk into Burgau (about 20 minutes along the coast path), a relaxed seaside village with some great bars and restaurants and wonderful beach. In the other direction, larger Praia da Luz (with an excellent supermarket) can be reached in about 40 minutes, again on the coast path.

The villa was very clean and well-maintained, and the owners could not have been more helpful in organising everything for a perfect stay.

We definitely hope to be back again (we've already been twice!).

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Burgau and Luz both have sandy beaches and beach bars. Burgau is less than 5 mins by car and Luz just over. Both within walking distance, Burgau about 20 mins over the headland and Luz about 35 minutes. Still many secluded beaches to be found. The beach the other side of Lagos, Meia Praia is long and sandy and well worth a visit as is Salema which is just further West. The Western Algarve is becoming well known for KITE SURFING. Details of this and all water sports at the Marina in Lagos.


Faro Airport is the nearest airport and is just over one hours travelling time on the A22 to Lagos and then the N125. Casa Janelas is situated on the headland off the coast road between Luz and Burgau. Accurate route details provided.


Burgau less than three minutes by car. Luz about five minutes by car. Lagos about 15 minutes by car. Monchique is approximately 45 minutes by car. Portimao is approximately 35 minutes by car.

Further Details:

Plentiful restaurants in and around Burgau and Luz. Also there are many restaurants in Lagos, small villages and up in the hills. Cards and information in Villa. There are Banks in Luz and also several in Lagos, there are cash points in Luz and several supermarkets. Parque da Floresta offers golf, tennis, bowls and also has a Spa with a gym and offering many beauty treatments. There is also a Spa, gym and indoor swimming pool at Boa Vista which can be joined on a weekly basis.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Burgau, Algarve

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid season
16 Jun 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
8 Jul 2018 - 28 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
29 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
14 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
29 Oct 2018 - 11 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Check availability, fill in booking form which will be sent by post or email, 25% deposit with booking form, comfirmation of booking sent, final payment 8 weeks before departure when final details sent, whereabouts of keys, route etc.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible but Saturday to Saturday in high season is preferred. Please ask for availability for other days. The villa must be vacated by 10.00am and is available for new clients from 2.00am.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Discount for less than 6 people occupancy. Large discounts for long winter lets. All gas, electricity and water charges included April - October. November to March exclusive of electricity and water charges. No supplements for Bank Holidays. Please phone or email for winter quotes. November - end of April. Phone or email for special offers. Ask for special discounts.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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