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Private Heated Pool And Fabulous 180' Sea Views

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 28 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 - 28 nights

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)

Nigel Benison
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
20 February, 2017

About Nigel 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!!

Nigel Benison purchased this villa in 2008

Why Nigel Benison chose Lagos region

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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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)


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: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 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: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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What a wonderful villa - thank you!!

  • 5 of 5

What a great time we had in your wonderful villa! Everything was perfect from start to finish, and the place is so well equipt, it made our lives so much easier (especially with babies)! The heated pool was brilliant, the views stunning, and the location was perfect too. We'd love to come back in the future! Thank you again for making our stay so wonderful and easy, and for arranging the extra highchair and cot (the management team out there were lovely and very helpful too). A fantastic experience, we would highly recommend Villa Sorriso! Thank you!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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clean, bright and well cared for.

  • 5 of 5

We were very impressed with the condition of the villa and the facilities. All the rooms were well presented and the kitchen in particular was very well equipped. The property was exactly as described on the website, in fact it was even more so, very comfortable and the views from every angle were a joy. A couple of hiccups were very quickly resolved by the manager. All in all we were very impressed and would not hesitate to recommend the villa to family or friends.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nice to be back!

  • 5 of 5

Great to be back in Portugal after 12 years! Villa Sorriso is a lovely villa and very comfortable (although, because of the design of the villa there are quite a lot of steps.) Nicely located and just a 15 min walk to the lovely resort of Praia da Luz. There are lovely restaurants catering for all tastes and budgets in Luz, and lots more in nearby Lagos. The beaches are stunning, and if you're prepared to explore you'll discover some real gems. A great holiday had by everyone and generally highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Rate 1 Pre-Season
4 Mar 2017 - 15 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2 Low Season
16 Apr 2017 - 10 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
11 Jun 2017 - 8 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
9 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
3 Sep 2017 - 7 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Post Season
8 Oct 2017 - 11 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
28 night minimum stay
for 28 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 8 weeks prior to departure. We can also offer full service for travel arrangements. Pool heating on request @ £100 per week. (Not available June, July, August or Nov- Feb inc.) Prices also available in Euros at fixed exchange rate.

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.
#£75 discount on all bookings for 2 weeks or more.

#Special discount for returning guests!!
#Special prices on request for other dates or long winter lets November to end March.
# 5% discount for 2017 bookings before 31/12/2016
Pool Heating available on request

STANDARD Price (off season November to March) also incurs extra charge for heating/lighting payable locally on departure

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Luz in Algarve

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • village
  • 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
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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