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Villa with Private Swimming Pool, Garden, Superb Sea View from Upstairs Terrace



Updated: 23-Oct-2016
Villa in Praia da Luz, Western Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful Location - 10 minutes Walk to the Beach, Bars and Shops

The front door of the villa is on the top floor and leads into a hallway with a cloakroom, lounge, dining area and kitchen off. There is a superb view of the bay from the upstairs terrace. The bedrooms are downstairs with patio doors to the garden and south facing pool. The master bedroom has its' own bathroom. The kitchen has a microwave, gas/electric hob, electric oven, kettle, toaster, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. The beachside village of Praia da Luz on the Algarve's southwestern coast is located approximately 6km from Lagos. Luz's origins date back to Roman times and a bath complex and fish salting tanks have been found near the shore. With its newly cobbled promenade (which include various designs in its surface) and rebuilt church. The beach has been awarded a blue flag for safety and is only a 10 minute walk from the villa as is the town centre. There are a variety of things to do for all the family including a leisurely afternoon by the private pool.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

My husband and I are both teachers and have worked together in the same high school for over 30 years, and must admit to looking forward to a relaxing retirement.

We live in Highley, a lovely part of Shropshire in the UK, where we enjoy the spectacular countryside and having family and friends with us.

Our main interests are travelling and good food. Both of us are keen to see the sights on our journeys, then relax with a meal and a glass of wine in a good restaurant discussing our day. We have some fantastic memories from our travels and always look forward to our next break.

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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


An amazing holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Had a beautiful holiday at this villa in Luz. Only about 40 minutes from the airport, nice easy run from the airport, and easy to locate. Lovely, clean and tidy on arrival, with clear instructions on how to use the great wi-fi provided and clear t.v instructions. Gorgeous weather and lovely sea view, only a short walk to all the local amenities, great restaurants, bars and good local shops, The Dolphin was a particular favorite of ours! On the evenings we didn't go out we enjoyed a glass of wine and dinner on the balcony, watching the sun go down over the sea.

The pool was cleaned twice during our stay, and the villa supplied with plenty of fresh towels, sheets etc, all by the lovely discreet maid service and maintenance team. We didn't have any issues with our stay, but if we had, there were clear, concise instructions of who to call etc.

Would definitely recommend this villa to family and friends, and we have already booked to return next year!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review, we love the Dolphin too Vim and his staff are great! Glad you found everything well organised, we have a fantastic team in Clara, Luis and their staff who look after our villa and gardens for us - and take great care of our guests when needed. We do have a fantastic view of the sea, we're also lucky enough to be close to all the amenities in Luz, other good restaurants are Cachoa and Alloro. The Baptista supermarket though is also well stocked for those evening meals on the balcony, looking at that wonderful view. Lagos being only 5 km away is also a good place to visit with it's history, marina, lovely shops and many more good restaurants - Gaivota Branca and Portofino being just two. We have a number of guests who regularly return to our villa, thanks for booking again next year.
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Beautifully quiet

  • 4 of 5

Recently came back from a fortnights holiday in this villa. As soon as you walk through the front door you are greeted by a fantastic view of the sea.

The villa was spacious (we were a party of 6) plenty of room for us all both inside and out. It was in a lovely quiet location approx 15 minutes walk from beach and main restaurants.

Pool cleaners came twice a week and when we had to phone the management team with an issue to do with the pool they were there within 10 minutes to sort it for us. We had to phone the management team on a couple of occasions - TV didn't work on arrival, nor did pool lights and the heating was on in the kitchen. They were able to rectify TV issues for us but told us pool lights had been disabled by owners to save money, unfortunately the radiator in the kitchen remained on for the whole of our stay.

We loved the luxury of having our own pool and spent many hours playing in their with our children.

Be warned due to location if you do book any coach trips this resort is first pick up, so for example the Gypsy market trip we went on we spent a total of 6 hours travelling.

There is a great choice of restaurants, Galios is great for steaks, piri piri chicken all cooked fresh on the BBQ, The Gallery is lovely with great views over the beach, another favourite was The Bull - sit on the small terrace if you can.

Pros; great views, comfy beds, quiet location, clean and tidy villa, great wi-fi.

Cons; only 1 pillow per bed (and they were well past their best), we were a party of 6 and there were only 4 sun loungers 😠.

Despite the couple of niggles I would still recommend this villa to friends and family and would go back again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review, we're pleased you enjoyed your stay at our villa and the lovely area of Luz. The sea view from our terrace is amazing and there's nothing better than relaxing there with a glass of wine in hand. We've had the kitchen radiator repaired and purchased new pillows but unfortunately the pool light burns out with use. Two new sun beds are on the agenda for the start of next season, the intense heat has recently cracked two of them. Thanks again and hope to see you return.
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Great Villa

  • 5 of 5

The villa is lovely and clean and set in a fantastic location. Shops, Bars and restaurants are all very close and in walking distance. The views from the lounge are very impressive and with the villa set in a quiet location, afternoon relaxing on the upstairs balcony is well recommended. The process of booking with the owner was very straight forward. All in all very well worth a holiday in this villa. English tv and internet which is great as you do not have to leave the villa looking for wifi. A further bonus is the computer which means that you do have to take a laptop. The owners have thought of pretty much everything to make the stay comfortable. Nothing more I can add other than looking forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review, glad your holiday and stay at our villa was so enjoyable. We appreciate the time taken to help others decide on where to stay and look forward to seeing you back in Luz in the near future, it's a lovely place to relax and enjoy the sun.
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Top Quality

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a fab week at your villa which was extremely clean and well appointed we wanted for nothing.

The pool area is also very clean and well maintained very enjoyable on a hot summers day.

The location very quiet and not far from all the amenities required for a self catering holiday, some excellent restaurants especially 'The Look' and 'The Dolphin'

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your great review, we're glad you enjoyed our 2nd home as we like to call it, we try to make it as comfortable as possible for all our guests. We always hope everyone is having a good time at our villa and it's really nice to hear people have had a great holiday, they're precious! We hope to see you return, Luz is such a lovely place to relax and enjoy the sun - and of course the amazing view from our terrace!
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From the Owner

We wanted a place in both a peaceful location with plenty to do close by. Praia da Luz is a village with history, tastefully improved over recent years and with a blue flag beach which is safe for families. The name means 'beach of light' and with some shops and lovely small restaurants Luz has everything to make the ideal holiday. The area around us is traditional Portuguese, unspoilt and picturesque with lovely walks through amazing scenery but with a more bustling Lagos, a larger town, 5 minutes away. Lagos has a variety of shops and restaurants serving excellent food from the expensive to the reasonable, 3 great beach bars and a fantastic marina. The larger, more tourist areas, such as Portimao and Albufeira are easily accessible by car to suit those who want a more active holiday.

Activity and Interests


Praia da Luz is only a 10 minute walk from the villa, as are the shops, restaurants and beaches. Lagos is approximately 6 km from the villa and has a lovely marina where pleasure and fishing trips can be obtained. There is also quite an historic quarter and a good shopping area.


Faro Airport is an approximately 45 minute drive to Luz mostly via the A22 motorway to Junction 1 which is 10 minutes from the villa. Detailed directions and maps for guests are provided on booking. Regular trains run between Faro and Lagos. The villa is just a 15 minute taxi drive away from Lagos station. A rental car is recommended particularly for those who wish to explore the coast and inland and also to travel to the many restaurants just outside the village and surrounding area.


10 minutes walk from the villa is the town of Luz, 10 minute drive from the villa is the town of Lagos, and to the west are the attractive Algarvian towns of Aljuzer, Monchique and Sines and are all within a 40 min drive.

Further Details:

Praia da Luz has many facilities for the visitor, it is well suited for a family and / or beach based holiday. There are many restaurants offering a variety of cuisine, a bank, post office and a small cinema which shows the latest films in English. The largest supermarket (Baptista) offers telephone ordering and free delivery to guests staying at Vila das Acacias. There is also a 24 hour medical facility and a dentist available.


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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Book by e-mail, fax or phone - reservations will be made only on receipt of deposit. We can take Paypal payments and card payments as long as you have a Paypal registration, a 4% extra charge is made due to card charges. Please contact us if you would like more information or to make a booking. We will look after your reservation details personally. We have a first class team in Luz to greet you, take care of things and provide a friendly face. We can also arrange car hire if required.

Notes on prices:
Deposit of £100 or 150 euros pw required to secure reservation - balance payable 12 weeks before start of holiday. Weeks crossing 2 price bands are charged on a pro-rata basis. Bed linen, towels, electricity are included in the price. Central heating is available at a cost of £60 pw. or £150 per fortnight. Contact us for longer term rental periods where rates can be arranged. Flights not included in the price.

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From the Owner

The view! As simple as that! The view of the bay from our terrace is simply amazing - waking to a glistening sea all the way to the horizon is just fantastic and is an exhilarating start to each day. Having a long lazy breakfast on the terrace is an experience not to be missed, along with a sunset drink in the evening. You really do have to be there to appreciate it. Our villa is on a small exclusive development, beautifully landscaped but only a 5-10 minute walk into Luz which is convenient, and yet far enough out of the village to feel 'away from it all'. We’ve made the villa our home and to a standard we would expect ourselves on holiday. We aim to provide a holiday to remember, in a superior villa with everything the guests could wish for and everything of high quality.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • Ocean View


  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with toilet, vanity basin, bidet, bath and integrated shower. There is another bathroom with toilet, vanity basin and shower. Each bathroom has a large mirror with lighting, There is also an upstairs toilet.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) + Cot Notes on bedrooms: The villa has two bedrooms, and sleeps 4-6. There is sofa bed which can be utilised to allow an additional 2 persons. Each bedroom has fitted wardrobes, shelves and drawers. The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom.


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Central heating has been fitted throughout the villa. The gardens, pool and filter pump are attended to each week by a local maintenance team. The garden is well established and impressive both at the front and rear of the villa. Sun loungers are provided for guests to use around the pool area. No pets allowed. We have a strict no smoking policy inside the villa at all times. There is also a complimentary Sat Nav for guests to use during their stay. Outside: The villa has mature gardens to the front and rear of the property as well as a south facing sun terrace by the pool. There is a large terrace area upstairs with stunning views. The pool is south-facing, benefits from underwater lighting, all day sunshine and is approximately 6x4 metres in size. The pool area is equipped with sun loungers and also enjoys a beautiful ocean view. It is important to note that the pool is not enclosed and small children will require close supervision at all times. The whole area promotes an air of tranquillity and relaxation. Utility Room: In a closet in the master bedroom there is ample storage for sunbed mats etc, there is also a safe to keep valuables in. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Hand and bath towels are provided. Bedlinen is provided Beach/pool towels are not provided. Two hairdryers, clothes dryer, ironing board and iron available for guests' use. Other: Large terrace from the lounge and dining area which looks out over the bay giving superb panoramic views, not to be missed! Downstairs around the pool area is a large terrace with surrounding mature gardens. Sun loungers and relaxers provided.

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