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Detached, 1 Storey Villa Private Pool (sole use), amazing ocean views, free WiFi



Updated: 21-Oct-2016
Peaceful Location In Established Urbanization. Complete privacy in enclosed garden. Free cot(s) Only 10-12 Mins Stroll To Beach, Shops & Restaurants

Spacious, light and airy, fully equipped detached villa. Bedrooms each with bathroom/shower room and patio doors to terraces. Huge lounge/dining room with 2 sets of large patio doors onto south-facing terrace. Fully equipped kitchen. Large enclosed private pool with safety fencing and steps at shallow end. Non-smoking environment. Extensive terracing, including roof terrace with amazing views. Large enclosed mature gardens. Free cots & bedding, high chairs and buggy. Broadband TV (UK Live/Catch-up). Free, unlimited wi-fi. Safe.

Private off-road parking for up to 3 cars.

2017 will be our 17th letting season.

Licensed by Local Authority (11269/AL)

Available to let as either a 3 or 4 bedroomed unit.

Details for holiday villa 3 Bedrooms (Sleeps 6 + cot), 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 3 Bathrooms

3 bedrooms with patio doors onto the extensive terraces, built-in wardrobes, en-suite or adjoining facilities, hairdryers.

Doubles or twin beds to guest requirements.

Free full-sized cots, highchairs & buggy.


Bathrooms with bath, shower, basin and WC.

Shower rooms with shower, basin and WC.

Fully fitted kitchen, with granite worktops, fan oven, ceramic hob, extractor chimney, washing machine, new dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, kettle and 4-slice toaster.

Huge lounge/dining room (29' x 24'). Large comfortable leather settees, large dining table with leather chairs, sideboards, 37" TV (UK Live/Catch-up), DVD recorder/player, CD player, bar area, large built-in library. Two large patio doors to south-facing sun terrace. Free internet, full wi-fi.

Iron & ironing board.

Bed linen and towels (excluding beach towels) are included.

Maid service twice per week:-

Start of each week - full clean, change of bedlinen and towels.

Midweek towel change, mini clean.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are in our late 60s and were extremely lucky that we could take early retirement in 2000/2001 as this gives us the opportunity to enjoy our grand-children and to spend time at Casa Inshallah each winter. Summers are spent at home in the UK and filled with walking, gardening, DIY, keelboat racing, seeing our family and helping them with their children and their homes.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"We all had a wonderful holiday and villa was brilliant - wish we could move in!

"Thanks for a great holiday at your lovely villa! The pics didn't do it justice and we made great use of your facilities and amazing sea view. We definitely book up with you next year as it was so good!"

"Inshallah is a stunning villa with the most amazing views'.

'The villa is fantastic. Pool lovely and warm, kids loved it, we loved it!'

"The villas was absolutely perfect, so clean, well equipped, spacious and ideally situated, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay"

A lovely holiday at your beautiful villa and our only disappointment is that we did not book it for longer. The weather was perfect and the villa was spacious, cool and spotlessly clean.

'Once again we had a superb week's holiday here and are already planning our next trip back'.

'All our stress melted away on opening doors to terrace and the fantastic view'.

'beautifully decorated and equipped, we loved staying there'
Dec 2006
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15 Reviews

based on 15 holidaymaker reviews


Beautiful villa

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful villa ... tasteful decor, spotlessly clean and very spacious, We really enjoyed our stay here . The communication with Margaret the owner was first class. We would highly recommend. We will definitely book again next time in luz.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the comments. Look forward to hearing from you again. Regards Paul and Margaret
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Superb Villa!

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 6. Mum & Dad , three 17yr olds & 8 yr old. We stayed for 1 week...but would have loved to stay longer. This is a beautiful villa and the description & pictures do not show how homely and stunning it actually is. It is located in a very quiet residential area with beautiful views of the sea & mountains. It is meticulously clean & given that the property is 10 yrs old it is beautifully maintained. I wanted to take that maid home with me.... Gardens are vast and the amount of terracing is extraordinary. We had no car and the walk up the hill from Luz while manageable was not what we wanted on our holiday so we hired bikes and cut the time in half. Unlike the previous reviewer we did not find the local supermarkets expensive in fact they were cheaper than Ireland. We ate breakdast & lunch at the villa & and dined out in the evenings. Our favourite restaurant in Luz was Look Steakhouse & in Lagos "No Patio". You will need to book if travelling in high season. All the information is provided by Paul & Margaret at the villa. They are very accommodating to requests and super quick with their communications. Luz beach has plenty of activities on offer & we did Grotto tour, kayaking & jet skiing all were great fun and very safe. We think this may be the last time our teenagers come away with us and if it is then we can definitely say we went out with a blast. Thank you Paul & Margaret.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for mentioning the maid who does a really great job in the short space of time she has between guests departure and new arrival. We are not great at photos must try and improve those. Kind comments. Paul and Margaret
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  • 5 of 5

The villa is lovely and everything is catered for for small children to adults. Games, toys, books, tv, DVDs, CDs all provided to entertain all during the evenings or a break from the sun. The tv has all English channels. All bedrooms are of a good size and comfortable. The lounge area is large and the kitchen has everything you need. The bbq is a lovely little touch. There is enough room in the villa and the gardens to find peace and quiet and the views from every corner are truly wonderful. The swimming pool is a good size and deep at the far end. The safety fence for both the pool and the roof terrace was re assuring. The villa was immaculate and the information stall in the lounge with maps and attractions again shows how much thought Margaret and Paul have put into this villa and their guests. The communication with Margaret and Paul from the moment we booked til our departure has been exceptional. Especially as we had two of the party under the age of two. The walk into the centre is around a ten minute stroll and is not particularly arduous however, the route back can be difficult in the heat.

Although there are two mini markets in luz which stock your everyday needs, these are expensive. We went to Lagos for the day, which is about a ten minute drive/we got the bus from the main bus stop just outside the church in the centre. After the day spent in Lagos we walked to lidl, which is around a five minute walk from the bus depot. We then got a taxi back to the villa which the lidl staff will happily book for you. This will cost around €11. We done this shop twice during our two week stay and we found that this method was considerably cheaper. A full shop for 8 of us for a week was around €150 /200.

We visited a few restaurants on our stay. We strongly recommend the fort restaurant and paradiso on the beach. Kelly's bar and the bull are also nice bars worth visiting if you want to watch the football. The ice cream factory opposite the church is a must. It has too many flavours to choose from, however, we tried our best to try most. Haha.

Overall, I would strongly recommend this villa to anybody wanting a relaxing well catered break in the sun. We will be certainly returning.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your comments, we love the villa area and always extremely pleased that others love it too. 4 bedroom option works well for the party size of 8 of course. Look forward to hearing from you again. Paul and Margaret
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Lovely Holiday

  • 4 of 5

The villa is set in a very nice residential area high over Luz. The villa itself was spotlessly clean with comfortable beds and a homely feel. Kitchen was very well equipped. The toys and books for children were a great idea for anyone with little ones.

The pool area was lovely and well maintained by the visiting pool man. The gardens are extensive and well maintained with plenty of outside space shade or sun. All with lovely ocean or garden views.

The villa does not have aircon but did have a couple of fans i would of preferred a few more particularly in the lounge as it was hot in the evenings when you may just want to watch a bit of TV, but this would not stop me booking.

One thing I would of liked was some water to have been there on arrival as we had a baby with us and immediately needed to find a shop.

Luz is a lovely small town with plenty of nice places to eat and a beautiful beach. We particularly enjoyed YOLO restaurant.

We got a transfer from Faro as we did not think we would need a car but when we tried to get a taxi to pick us up from the villa none of the companies would come! There is a rank in Luz but the taxis are infrequent and on the first day we were stranded with many shopping bags to get back up the hill from the supermarket so we ended up hiring a car. We were glad as we loved the nearby town of Lagos and the little village of Burgau.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments on our villa. At least two supermarkets in Luz do a delivery service, unfortunately in high season taxi services need pre-booking but we will discuss your comments with our agent. Very pleased that you enjoyed your holiday. Regards Paul and Margaret
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Very pleasant stay

  • 5 of 5

The villa was lovely, the garden was beautiful, and the swimming pool was very well maintained. What a lovely spot too!

It really made a difference that there were so many useful items left in the house, such as children's toys etc..., as it made us feel like we were visiting a holiday home rather than a self-catering rental.

The whole rental process was straightforward, and Paul & Margaret were very helpful.

We certainly won't hesitate to go again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you makes all that winter work worthwhile. Paul and Margaret
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Fantastic Family Vila

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful Villa with all the necessary equipment provided to enjoy a great family holiday. We found everything spotless and clean. The Cleaner, Poolman and Groundsmen were very respectful and kept disruption to a minimum. Getting around the area with a car is very easy as there are lots of facilities close by. The Villa is a credit to Margaret and Paul who gave great communication throughout the rental. I would definitely recommend this Villa to anyone and look forward to returning again in the future. Thanks again Margaret and Paul for a great holiday.. Steve and Karen.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday and would love to hear from you again. Paul and Margaret
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From the Owner

In November 1996 we took our first holiday in the Algarve. We loved it, especially when we chanced upon Luz during a day out on the one damp & cloudy day of our holiday. In those days you could drive down what is now a pedestrian promenade and we were greeted with spectacular views of Black Rock, the adjacent cliffs and wonderful beach. We continued to holiday in or visit Luz and Lagos. In April 2000 we began our search for a holiday home. In October we walked into Casa Inshallah and were greeted by the stunning views from the lounge and terrace. It had to be ours. Since "moving in" in March 2001, we have progressively enhanced the villa during our winter month stays and are now having our 16th very successful letting season. We invite you to share our villa.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 90 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Boavista & Espiche at 4 Kilometres Nearest Train : Lagos at 6 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A22 at 3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Hotel Belavista at 600 Metres Nearest Beach : Praia da Luz at 1 Kilometres Car: not necessary


Luz beach (10-12 minutes walk), Burgau (5 minutes drive), Meia Praia, Lagos & Salema (15 minutes drive), secluded and unspoilt West Algarve beaches (from 20 minutes drive). For more info on beaches, maps see website.


Faro Airport (approx 50 miles) is comfortable 1 hour drive using the A22 motorway. Car hire, taxi/mini-bus transfers are available from Faro Airport. Fly from your local airport by low-cost airlines, or by scheduled airlines (TAP, BA or Monarch).

There are regular local bus services into Lagos and surrounding area.

Train service from Lagos to Faro & Spanish border, with connections to Lisbon & Oporto.


Lagos 4 miles

West Coast Algarve beaches from 15 miles

Monchique Hills 20 miles

Sagres/Cape St Vincent ("End of the World") 20 miles.

Autodromo 12 miles

Further Details:

Lots of restaurants and bars in Luz & nearby Lagos.

Luz has several banks each with ATM, Post Office, shops and supermarkets. More, larger supermarkets are available in Lagos. Excellent doctors surgery with 24 hour emergency cover. Several Waterparks within 35-40 minute drive including Zoomarine, Waterworld, Splash and Slide, etc. Many leisure facilities available in the area including sailing, windsurfing, horse riding, squash, tennis, golf, boat trips, dolphin watching, organised walks etc. Local bowls club.

Our villa is managed by local well established Management Agents who are on hand to give advice or resolve any issues.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Xmas/New Year 2016/17
3 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season - Spring 2017
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season - Early 2017
27 May 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season - Late 2017
26 Aug 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season - Autumn 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please email or telephone for enquiries, reservations and booking form.
There is a 25% deposit at time of booking with balance payable 8 weeks prior to departure. £200 breakage/loss/key deposit.
We can provide information on car rental, airport transfers, flights, UK airport car parking.

Changeover Day:
Saturday in high season, but we are flexible in low and mid seasons (April/May/June, September/October) to meet your needs and subject to availability.

Notes on prices:
Free cots with bedding, plus highchairs & buggy included, no extra charges for these.
Pool heating available, if required, at additional cost.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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From the Owner

Casa Inshallah is located high up in Luz with wonderful views, yet is only a short walk down into Luz or a few minutes drive into Lagos for more shops and larger supermarkets plus the marina and spectacular Meia Praia beach which is some 3 miles long. We are also only some 20 minutes drive from Sagres and the western coast beaches which run for miles and are great for long walks. The A22 motorway is just 5 minutes away. The urbanization in which Casa Inshallah is located is a mix of designs with permanent residences and holiday homes. It was started some 30 years ago & only 2 plots remain on the entire estate neither of which is close to our villa. This is quite unlike several estates in Luz where although started more than 15 years ago, many plots remain undeveloped, leaving them as long-term building sites.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • village


  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 3


  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: A perfect family holiday villa and location. Suitable for children. Non-smoking environment. Solar water heating, no gas appliances. Designed to keep the interior cool in summer with high, void ceilings. Extensive library of novels, DVDs, jigsaw puzzles, games, baby and toddler toys etc. Digital safe. Free, unlimited Wi-fi. Broadband TV (UK live/catch-up). Outside: Extensive, south-facing balcony sun terraces with awning and parasols for shade. 2 Patio Tables and 8 patio armchairs with seat cushions. Further large terrace with barbecue and picnic table/benches situated for early morning and late afternoon/evening sun irrespective of time of year. Large roof terrace with phenomenal views. Large secluded double plot garden with lawns, shrubs, flowers, trees & citrus fruit trees. Garden is completedly enclosed by walls, hedging/fencing with front gate. Reclining Sunloungers. Large Private pool - 10.5x5m (2.0m at deep end, pebble-finished steps at shallow end), can be heated for extra fee. Pool is walled with safety fencing across the entrance to give parents measures to safeguard young children - see photo. Outside shower. BBQ. Private off-road parking for 2/3 cars.

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