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Private Heated Pool And Fabulous 180' Sea Views

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Superb family-friendly & private secure villa close to beaches, golf and all amenities. Activities for the whole family!

'Villa Sorriso' is a comfortable & superbly appointed villa with recent new features in the popular Luz Parque, 15 mins walk from the village with its full amenities and a safe, sandy beach. 10 mins from golf. Approx 60 mins from Faro airport and 180 mins from Lisbon. Located on the ground floor (cooler in high summer) the 3 bedrooms have direct access to the pool and 2 courtyards (both have pergolas for shade) with sun loungers/shades and patio furniture for alfresco dining close to the B.B.Q. There are also 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite). Offering views in 3 directions, the large lounge (with views on 3 sides) with comfortable sofas, WIFi internet access, TV and DVD player is upstairs and leads directly to a large balcony overlooking the pool and with fantastic uninterrupted 180' sea views, the perfect place to eat, drink and relax. New sun & side awnings!! There is also a separate dining room and fully equipped modern kitchen. From the balcony a staircase leads to the pool. The villa is enclosed by surrounding walls and gated access provides secure parking for 2 cars. Excellent all-round security. (AL registered 3215/AL)

Registration Number : 3512/AL

Graham Benison
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

About Graham Benison

Villa Sorriso is family owned and personally managed by ourselves. Our sons and their families also visit and use the property on a regular basis and our key objective has been to create a "home from home" atmosphere.We are proud and delighted to say that 2 in every 3 of our guests are "returning friends". We chose Praia da Luz because of its excellent array of amenities for all the family. It provides real peace and quiet but is only a short distance from larger towns like Lagos & Portimao. A superb choice of beaches and golf courses is on the door-step, but if it is the countryside you prefer, we heartily recommend a leisurely drive up into the Monchique hills.

We all fell in love with our terrace and 180" sea views... so would you!!

Graham Benison purchased this villa in 2008

Why Graham Benison chose Luz

This area really does have something for the whole family within easy reach, but the immediate area of Luz Parque is quiet and away from heaving crowds. But you can reach all amenities of Luz and its super, safe beach on foot! Our property has all the character of a traditional-style Portuguese villa, but full of the latest modern fittings, including solar heating for baths & showers! If bird-watching is your love, you can enjoy the spectacular estuaries or the board-walks near Aljezur provide incredible seascapes for camera buffs and cliff walks.

You could also fish,dive,snorkel or surf and for younger members of the younger members of the family, there is a super sports-centre in Burgau or the water-park near Albufereira.

What makes this villa unique

Our property is easy to reach just outside Praia da Luz and is a little over an hour from Faro by car. But if you do not wish to hire a car there are excellent transfer services and the local buses are frequent and inexpensive. If you do hire a car there are some wonderful routes up to the Atlantic west coast , into the mountains around Monchique. or beyond Faro to Tavira in the Eastern Algarve.

If you just want to stay put, our pool is large enough to have a proper swim, you can sun-bathe at the pool side or cool off under the shady pergolas. Upstairs from the terrace enjoy the superb 180' views to the sea and the colour of surrounding gardens!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

From our guest book.....

"Third visit to Villa Sorriso and the best yet. Real home from home--fantastic! Look forward to coming again.! The Greens July '13.

"Lovely family atmosphere, homely villa, equipped with everything we needed or wanted." Durlings Oct '13

"Villa Sorriso is a lovely homely Villa with spectacular views." Ray & Doreen Mar '14.

"Once again a lovely relaxing holiday. We had a great time. Thank you! We like the new window and evening sunshine." Harper Sept'14

"We had a wonderful time in your villa. Thank you very much." Janiak (Poland) July '14.
Dec 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Luz in Municipality of Lagos

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • 1 en suite with wc, bath, shower, bidet and heater. Family bathroom (between bedrooms 2 & 3) with wc, bath, shower, bidet and heater. Upstairs cloakroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms + Cot) Bedroom 1: twin beds plus cot if required Bedroom 2: twin beds Bedroom 3: twin beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Our child's cot and/or high-chair available FOC on request and we also have a safety gates for stairs and French windows. Wall safe available. Outside: Our 9 x 4m swimming pool is exclusively for private use and can be heated on request at £100 per week. Outdoor furniture is available at the pool and in the 2 other courtyards.Both are are shaded from the midday sun by an arbour. The barbecue area, sheltered by a pergola, has seating for up to 8 so you can invite guests. Seclusion and privacy is ensured by the courtyard walls and the main front gate provides real security. Utility Room: Washing machine in downstairs laundry room and drying facility in enclosed covered garden room. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The villa is cleaned by a maid prior to arrival and there is a mid-weekly towel change. All linen/towels are provided although beach/pool towels are not. The maid is not available for personal laundry or washing. Other: Balcony has dining facility for 6, plus additional seating.New sun & side awnings Newly built pergolas in the front/side courtyards provide additional shad.e from the noon sun and al fresco dinning near to the barbecue. Great for evening cocktails!


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Private Heated Pool And Fabulous 180' Sea Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Perfect For Us

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in early September at this delightful villa. The accommodation was exactly as described and extremely well equipped - especially for those who enjoy cooking whilst on holiday. There is no air conditioning which was not an issue during our stay, but there are portable fans for when the temperatures are higher. We actually found some evenings positively chilly and used the spare blankets as wraps so that we could still sit outside! The first floor balcony has panoramic views over the sea, Luz and beyond. The villa is in a quiet location and is a good 15 minute walk into Luz, depending on the final destination, but we definitely benefited from hiring a car and were able to explore more widely than on our previous visit to Luz. Locally though there are fantastic cliff walks to the east and west leading to some lovely beaches. Burgau is to be particularly recommended and takes about an hour each way, depending how often you stop to take in the views. All in all I would highly recommend this comfortable and welcoming holiday villa in a lovely part of the Algarve.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jane, We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Sorriso and found the surroundings as attractive as we do.We have worked very hard to cater for as many of our guest's needs as we can anticipate and thank you for letting us know that we appear to be on the right track. With best wishes to you and your family. Graham Benison
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  • 5 of 5

Very well stocked and very clean. Great location. All mod cons. Couldn't have asked for better.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Andrew, it has been our pleasure and hope we may see you again. Best wishes from the Benison Family!
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A Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

We were so fortunate to spend a beautiful month in our "home away from home". From the moment we pulled in the driveway we felt like we belonged. A beautiful, welcoming, very well maintained villa with views that were appreciated anytime of the day, we enjoyed sunrise and sunset, we enjoyed the village and embraced regularly the village and surrounding towns. This is a perfect location to begin, the hub of a wheel that allows you to take off on many day trips to explore and return for dinner. We were so pleased and happy to be there. It was sad to leave but our length of stay was perfect, we left no stone unturned and saw so much. There were many days we stayed put and appreciated that someone was allowing us to share this wonderful place. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our thanks and greetings to our guests from Canada!!. We have set up our "home from home" to be comfortable year round for all the family and just as we see the Algarve as a year round destination .As Jane & Tony discovered there is just so much to do. We see our guests as friends and hope they feel we treat them as such too. Best wishes Jane & Tony, Graham Benison and the Benison family.
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Wonderful villa with fantastic views

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Praia da Luz. The views from the villa were fantastic where we sat on the balcony every morning for our breakfast to start the day off well. There was everything in the villa you could think off including a bbq. We also had the bonus of sunshine everyday in the 2 weeks we stayed with temperatures above 27 degrees. All in all a fantastic place to stay. We will definitely be staying again, possibly next year if all goes to plan.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a wonderful holiday at Villa Sorriso in this superb part of Portugal.Positive feed-back like this helps us to keep our standards at the top. The Benison family.
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Great Villa & Great Experience!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great family holiday at This amazing villa, it made us feel like we were home. It was immaculately clean, and had all the modern conveniences of our own home. The kitchen was well organized, the owners provided us with every dish, appliance and cookware we could possibly need. The pool and many outside areas are lovely and a relaxing week was had by all, especially our 8 year old granddaughter who had many hours of fun in the pool.

It is so nice to book holiday accommodation that provided more than we expected.

Luz is a great place for holidays for all age groups and offers many restaurants serving good quality food at reasonable prices.

Thank you for a great holiday and we hope to return soon

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always most gratifying when we can meet and exceed the expectations of our guests at our home from home in Luz, Villa Sorriso. Thank you for taking the trouble to write this review and we would love to see you again. G.B.
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Wonderful family holiday

  • 5 of 5

The villa was fantastic. Well set up for kids, particularly younger ones. A travel cot and safety gates were provided and although the bedrooms all opened onto the pool they could be safely locked particularly at night. A car would be very useful but the villa is close enough to the town to walk. We had a wonderful week there and will return!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
900 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Paulos and Lubelia's
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Praia da Luz
Car: recommended


15 mins to the nearest beach on foot. The main very safe and sandy beach in Prara da Luz is approx 15 mins. Travel by car may require a search for parking in high summer. Further lovely beaches within 30 minutes by car, including fabulous surfing!


Faro airport is approx 60 mins away by motorway and Lisbon approx 180 mins also by motorway. The picturesque route is approx 90 mins longer. Car hire is recommended but good transfers are available from Faro and everything in Praia da Luz is accessible on foot. There is also a train service between Faro and Lagos and excellent local bus services to Lagos and farther afield.

The journey from Santander is approx 700 miles and entails one overnight stop.


Many places of interest within 10 to 45 mins drive,including the fascinating Monchique mountains Excellent shopping in Lagos, 10 mins and Portimao, 20 mins.

Further Details:

Praia da Luz has all necessary amenities, including medical and dental services. Larger supermarkets and other shops are available in Lagos (10 mins by car). Details of all types of restaurants are kept in the villa.

Every type of beach and sea activity is available in Luz, Lagos or along the coast. Snorkelling is wonderful around Sagres. The inland hills provide extensive opportunities for walking and/or cycling, horse-riding and bird-watching, too!

If the children want a change from the beach, you can take them to Zoo Marine or Slide 'n' Splash. There is simply something here for everyone!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Luz, Algarve

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
15 Apr 2018 - 9 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
10 Jun 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
8 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
2 Sep 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jan 2019 - 2 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
Booking and other information by email below. Bookings confirmed on payment of 25% deposit with balance 60 days prior to departure. We can also offer full service for travel arrangements. Pool heating on request.. (Not available June, July, August or Nov- Feb inc.) Prices also available in Euros at fixed exchange rate.
Deposit 0f 25% is NON-REFUNDABLE.

Changeover Day:
Change over days Tues,Thurs or Sat (Sunday arrival by special request only )
We can be flexible on enquiry.

Notes on prices:

Prices are inclusive of service charges.

#Special discount for returning guests!!
#Special prices on request for other dates or long winter lets November to end March.

Pool Heating available on request @ £125

SPECIAL Price JAN/FEB) also incurs extra charge for heating/lighting payable locally on departure

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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