Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

Top Floor, Non-Overlooked, Waterfront Private Apartment With Beautiful Sea Views

Bedrooms 1
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Air-Conditioned Apartment in Santa Luzia, Nr. Tavira, Eastern Algarve, Portugal - 25 Metres To Waters Edge / Beach Boat

Our Top Floor Apartment is in a prime waterfront location in the unspoilt fishing village of Santa Luzia.

Our spacious non-overlooked private terrace with built in BBQ commands stunning uninterrupted views by day and amazing sunsets by night superbly positioned by the waters edge of the Ria Formosa in the unspoilt fishing village of Santa Luzia, 4km west of Tavira.

For your comfort there are Air-Conditioning units in the bedroom and lounge for cooling in the summer and heating for the winter evenings.

There is also a panel heater in the kitchen.

We will meet & greet you at the apartment, show you how everything works and advise you on the best restaurants, places of interest etc.

There is a lovely fresh fruit & veg shop to the front of the apartment block and is adjacent to all amenities including great fresh seafood restaurants, a speciality Tea shop, Rent-A-Bike Shop, grocery stores, pharmacy, bank and small shops.

Once you are here, you do not need a car as everything is a short stroll away. If you wish to explore further afield then a car is advisable.

The white sandy beaches are safe, gently sloping and can be reached by ferry boat, which you can see sitting from your terrace or take a short walk to catch the miniature railway to Barril beach near Pedras del Rei complex which has a swimming pool.

The beach Islands of the Ria Formosa are renowned for being peaceful, uncrowded, safe and unpolluted, there are beach restaurants and shower facilities. The renting of boats, windsurf boards etc are available.

You can also hire a water taxi to Santa Luzia beach which is particularly empty compared with Barril and has a nice beach snack bar.

The apartment is only 8 Km's from Junction 16 of the A22 motorway, near the lovely old town of Tavira; it is an ideal base to explore the eastern Algarve.

The fishing village is part of the Ria Formosa Natural Reserve Park, a large system of tidal lagoons. A perfect location for long walks to discover the marvellous world of fauna and flora that lives in this part of the Eastern Algarve coast, a bird watchers paradise.

Santa Luzia has beautiful terraces where you can enjoy a meal and a drink or two with the locals and watch the world go by, it's Bars and Restaurants serve excellent and reasonably priced food.

Not only has the Algarve the best golfing climate in Europe it also has some of the best courses and facilities.

To the West, Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo courses are within 30 mins of the Apartment and Vilamoura a further 15 mins further on.

Benamor, Quinta de Cima and the Quinta de Ria are within 10 minutes and Castro Marim a further 15 minutes.

The watershoot park near Loule is only 35 Minutes away and is great fun! Or swim with the dolphins at Zoomarine within 45 minutes.

More Details

Property Manager
Brian and Christine Beckwith
Member since: 2003
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Mr & Mrs J.F. Wilts - 'We both had a wonderful holiday, the apartment was splendid and in a great location.'

Mr & Mrs V.B. Cardiff - 'We had a fabulous holiday and the apartment was great with fantastic views.

Mrs J.C. Hants - 'Thank you for the rental of your superb apartment, we had a lovely relaxing holiday, great location with beautiful views and wonderful sunsets.'

Mrs A.G. Yorks - 'Lovely apartment with everything we needed, very relaxing holiday, thank you.'
Dec 2005
  • 1 of 1


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Santa Luzia in Santa Luzia

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • The apartment accommodates a maximum of 2 adults and 2 children
Location Type:
  • beach
  • waterfront
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom, fully tiled with bath/shower over, wc, dressing sink/lighted mirror over and bidet. A hairdryer is provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/4 (1 Bedroom) One double bedroom with two bedside tables with bedside lamps, a large fitted wardrobe with drawers, patio doors to the South Facing private front terrace. There is a Air-Conditioning unit for cooling in the summer and heating for the winter evenings.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • tennis
From the lounge, Patio doors to another balcony with views to the hills in the North East, with these doors and the front terrace open, this creates a cooling breeze off the sea. Access via a spiral staircase to a huge shared roof terrace which has uninterrupted stunning panoramic views of the Eastern Algarve. We provide 2 sun-loungers for roof-top sunbathing Our non-overlooked large terrace with beautiful views of the Ria Formosa is accessable via double patio doors of the kitchen and bedroom. There are 2 Reclining chairs for sunbathing, for the evening meal there is a built-in BBQ, a patio table with 4 chairs and parasol, Sit, sip a long cool drink and enjoy the wonderful sunsets. Cleaning and Linen: Fresh linen and towels are changed on day of arrival and changed weekly. We provide a meet and greet service to show you how everything works and recommendations for the best restaurants and places of interest to give you a good start to your holiday.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

50% Complete
50% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Top Floor, Non-Overlooked, Waterfront Private Apartment With Beautiful Sea Views
average rating of 4.5 based on 7 reviews
United Kingdom

Excellent apartment and situation

  • 5 of 5

On arrival we were delighted with the apartment, balcony and views. The place is exceptionally clean with good bedding and towels. All you could possibly require is provided including a brilliant WiFi connection. The bed was comfortable (bonus)and the shower good. We only brought hand luggage so the washing machine was useful. The balcony has the sun all day with lovely views and in the evening you don't have to walk far to find superb restaurants. The situation is excellent for having days out not too far away even by bus or train. Stunning beaches with ferry or train to take you. We will return.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review our special place in the sun. The beautiful uninterrupted views from the balcony and the wonderful sunsets are irresistible, having the built in BBQ; we sometimes spend all day and evening on the private terrace watching the ever-changing tidal lagoon. Santa Luzia is the jewel in the Algarve’s crown, delightfully non-commercialised with an amazing variety of high class restaurants but not the prices to match! We are really pleased you enjoyed your holiday in the wonderful Eastern Algarve and look forward to you returning next year. Kind Regards Brian & Christine
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

Lovely views ...

  • 4 of 5

Comfy apartment. Good for two people. Everything you need for a pleasant holiday. Santa Luzia is a good place to stay for a week. Enough restaurants and café/bars to enjoy. Ferry access to the great beach. A 30 minute walk into Tavira and similar to Barril Beach

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

brilliant apartment, all facilities AND the view

  • 5 of 5

Easy to find, view from balcony is fantastic, no need to go far. Quite a few restaurants to choose from, we also enjoyed the Vincent, try the back streets. The bbq we did on the balcony was an entertainment too. Very well cared for and the owners are very obliging.

You cant fail to enjoy.....June and Glennis

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Superb apartment in a great location

  • 5 of 5

The directions to the apartment were easy to follow so we found it without any problem. When we entered we were so delighted as it met with, and in some ways, exceeded our expectations.The place was spotlessly clean The kitchen has all you need if you want to cook and eat in,the bedroom is comfortable and the lounge area perfect for relaxing.With all the internal doors open, the apartment feels very spacious and bright, and with both sets of balcony doors open you have plenty of cool air circulating.The view from the balcony is magical.We loved the balcony so much that at one point we had to call the medics to be surgically removed from it.Then there is the roof terrace, perfect for a bit of sunbathing but also a great place to have an aperitif and watch the sun go down. Tavira is a short drive away but is easily walkable. Santa Luzia is well placed to give access to many parts of the eastern Algarve with some of the best beaches around eg Barril (easy to walk to) and Cabeco. We even spent half a day in Spain,We only ate in once in the evening, but that was because we'd had a lovely big lunch in Moncarapacho. We didn't use the bbq as the restaurants around are so good and value for money. Follow the ratings on Tripadvisor and you can't go far wrong. Favourite was Vincent, pre-order a pork and shellfish cataplana, washed down with some great house wine, so good.

Would heartily recommend.Missing that view so much.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
4 0

Spacious apartment in Santa Luzia

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful spacious apartment in quiet unspoilt fishing village of Santa Luzia.

Beautiful beaches close by. Fantastic restaurants. Totally recommended.

Car is preferable

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review, the apartment is spacious internally and externally which has a large non-overlooked private terrace with built in BBQ and accessed by separate patio doors from the kitchen and bedroom. The beaches can be reached by ferry boat within 50 metres of the apartment, there are many first class restaurants with 'Vincents' being one of best in the Algarve. We look forward to welcoming you back next year. Kind Regards Brian & Christine
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

Lovely view of Sea

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was very clean, well equipped and comfortable. Would have no hesitation in renting again. Only a few minutes from Tavia. Some very good restaurants in the village itself.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
75 Metres
Casa Polvo Restarant
Nearest Ferry
100 Metres
Ferry Boat to Barril Beach
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
A22 - Junction 16
Nearest Restaurant
75 Kilometres
Casa Polvo Restarant
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Santa Luzia by Beach Boat
Car: not necessary


The beach Islands of the Ria Formosa are renowned for being peaceful, uncrowded, safe, unpolluted and extend for 12 kms.

Santa Luzia beach is 5 minutes by regular ferry boat; you can see it come in from your terrace.

Barril beach by walking or alternatively a short miniature train ride from Pedras d’El Rei, a great adventure for children.

There are beach restaurants, café bars and shower facilities.

The renting of boats, windsurf boards etc are available.


Faro Airport - 35 Kilometres, approximately 30 minutes.


Within 4kms Tavira offers a great range of shops and supermarkets (Pingo Doce, Lidle), bars/restaurants abound many specialising in seafood. The beautiful river Gilão runs through the centre of town and on those warm summer nights public entertainment can be found in the park by the river.

Further Details:

The climate is mild and mellow and so is the character of the land and its people. Spring, with its profusion of wildflowers, comes very early. Summers are long; winters are short. The air is free of pollution and light breezes prevent even the hottest midsummer days from becoming oppressive. The Algarvian lifestyle is easy-going, fatalistic and unfettered by concern for time.

The Algarve's healthy climate, pure air are nicely complemented by wholesome, locally-caught and home-grown food.

In particular, there is a wonderfully wide range of seafood, including all sorts of clams, prawns and lobster, and delicious fresh fish such as halibat, swordfish, tuna, sea bass and sea bream.

Eating out in the restaurants of Santa Luzia is all the more delightful because Portuguese wines are so good and so reasonably priced.

We have a number of excellent markets nearby (a detailed list will be in the apartment) where you can pick up some real bargains.

There is an interesting car-boot near the beach of Fuzeta where you will find some unusual items. Ayamonte, 20 mins (the Spanish border) town has a similar market every Saturday.

Tourist resort towns with entertainment, bars, restaurants and casinos only a 10 - 40 minute drive away (depending which town you would like to visit).

Finally, For those of you who do not want to just stay on the beach and want to see more of the original Algarve then a circular drive through Moncarapacho, Estói, Olhão and Tavira is well worth doing, with the A22 link this makes a good half day visit.


Prices & Availability

Ask Manager a Question

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Additional Guest Fee £35

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 25% is required on booking with the balance due 8 weeks prior to departure, or immediately if booking is made within 8 weeks of departure date.
A breakages deposit of £100 (payable with your balance) which will be refunded within 5 days on return of the apartment keys to us providing our agent has found everything to be in order after checking the apartment inventory.

Please, strictly no smoking, except on the terraces.

Changeover Day:
Saturday in High/Peak summer season, we are flexible, please ask. For early arrivals, arrangements can easily be made to leave the bags at the apartment.

Notes on prices:
Payments can be made online or by cheque.
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds based on 2 people sharing, add £35 for each additional person per week. Discounts for longer winter lets.
There is a minimum charge of £40.00 per night.

Changeover day is Saturday in high/peak summer season, we are flexible, please ask for details.
For late arrivals or for your convenience a welcome pack priced at £20 can be provided.

Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access,

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.