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Fabulous Large Beachfront Villa with Heated Pool, Full Time Maid, Extensive Gardens

Bedrooms 6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights

About the property

6 bed, 5 bath beach front villa. Perfect for families & groups. Heated pool, full time maid, locally Managed & 5 mins level walk to everything!

Casa do Mar is a uniquely positioned large front line beach house with DIRECT access to the sandy family friendly Luz beach only 20m from the pool and with its own beach terrace, it is a true location, location, location house. With its un-interrupted spectacular sea views, a solar heated swimming pool and full time maid the house is irresistible and provides for the most wonderful family or large group holidays. The house sleeps 12 adults and has large and numerous indoor and outdoor communal areas and terraces. The house sits on a plot of roughly 2 acres of managed gardens, lawns and courtyards which means that there is plenty of room for privacy or group gatherings with space aplenty. The house is located in an exclusive, quiet, private villa area known as Parque da Praia and is not overlooked, yet is only a 3 minute stroll along the beach to all the restaurants, bars and shops. The convenience of location, size and amenities makes Casa do Mar's position unsurpassed in Luz.

Susannah Churcher
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2017

About Susannah Churcher

My parents purchased Casa do Mar in this a then undiscovered part of the Algarve in 1971. I now manage the house for the current owners having had an uninterrupted 40 years contact with the house. It has provided for many great and happy family summers both for me as a child and now as an adult with my own children. Casa do Mar has been successfully rented for 40 years to families who initially brought their children to stay and still return yearly but now with their grand children !

Susannah Churcher purchased this villa in 1970

Why Susannah Churcher chose Lagos region

Casa do Mar’s position is simply stunning. To go to sleep hearing the sea and wake up to the blue skies melting into the blue ocean, framed by the green lawns is a sight I never forget. The house isn’t surrounded by neighbours either because of its beach front location so it’s peaceful and private. Having a maid to clean the house and change the linens and keep things tidy means that you can really switch off and enjoy your holiday. Even when the house is full (it can accommodate 3 families easily), you never feel crowded which is often the case in most villas as there is so much space to spread out. There is a huge front terrace running the full width of the house, a separate big terrace by the lovely pool, lawns aplenty to spread out on and sun loungers for everyone! There is also a lovely marble outside dining table where you can sit in the shade enjoying long lazy lunches before flopping into the pool or going for a glass of wine on the beach as the sun sets. I have been staying in the house for 40 years and I never tire of the serenity it brings. My children now visit the house and it has brought us all years of fun, joy and relaxation.

What makes this villa unique

Beachfront location, private beach terrace.

Full time, 6 day per week maid

Solar heated Swimming pool

Egyptian Cotton linen, bath towels and beach towels.

3 minutes walk to the centre of Luz

Enormous grounds, very very rare in villa rentals when you are normally crammed into as small a space as possible!

No car hire required, everything is walkable.

Professional in-country multi lingual villa management company that can sort any needs asap.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"The most fabulous location in the Algarve."

"Wonderful spacious sprawling house, ideal for extended family and friends of all ages."

"To have a maid to clean and launder takes this out of the ordinary and into the sublime."
Apr 2008
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(3 traveller reviews)


Unbeatable Location!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for a week at Casa Do Mar and had a wonderful time. The Villa is spacious and has everything you need, beautiful gardens and direct access to the beach. We did not see another villa in Luz that was as big and had the same beach access.

Susannah was very helpful with any questions both before and during our stay and any issues were dealt with straight away.

We would definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We love this villa. The location is unbeatable and the space is unsurpassed in a holiday home. It combines old Portugal with all you need for a comfortable and relaxing holiday. A truly special place.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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Wonderful property with outstanding gardens

  • 5 of 5

Great for all the family and friends, this fantastic villa has so much space, is very comfortable, situated right on the beach and has amazing gardens to enjoy.

We loved our stay and would definitely visit again.

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
March 2017
18 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
April 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
May 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
May 2017
20 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
May Half Term 2017
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
June 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Early July 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Peak Season 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £80 per night, per additional guest
September 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
October 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
October Half Term 2017
21 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £400

Booking Notes:
Contact via the Casadomar website www.casadomar.com or through Owners Direct.
25% deposit to secure, balance to pay 8 weeks before going.
Pool heating is an optional extra and is charged weekly at £200 for 2015 . Pool heating is not required, unless desired, in high season as the house has a very efficient pool cover. Pool heating is recommended in the Spring, Autumn and Winter.

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover. 3pm check in and 10am check out. We are flexible on these times depending on before and after rentals, but by prior arrangement. This has been successful for years and will continue for the foreseeable future.

In non-peak or high season weeks the changeover day may be flexible. Please contact the owner.

Notes on prices:
Whilst the house usually rents on 7 or 14 day cycles, Saturday to Saturday, unusual rental periods will be considered on a case by case basis. Contact the owners for more information.

2015 Bookings
Prices for 2015 vary greatly depending on the time of year you are visiting & range from £2,000 per week low season to £5,500 per week peak season. Please contact the owners for 2015 week specific prices.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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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
  • Oceanfront
  • resort
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , En-suite to bedroom 1 with bath/shower over and WC.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , En-suite to bedroom 2 with bath/shower over and WC.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , En-suite to bedroom 3 with bath/shower over and WC.
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large Shower Room with WC near bedroom 5
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large Shower Room with WC & basin in Next to beds 4 & 6
  • En-suite to bedroom 1 with bath/shower over and WC. En-suite to bedroom 2 with bath/shower over and WC. En-suite to bedroom 3 with bath/shower over and WC. Shower Room with WC & basin in West Wing Shower Room with WC & basin in East wing.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 3 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - Adult sized bunk beds
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms) + baby cot & high chair. Additional cots can be rented. Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with a super kingsize bed Bedroom 2 with twin/will convert to double bed Bedroom 3 with three single beds/2 will convert to double Bedroom 4 with twin beds/will convert to double bed Bedroom 5 with full bunk beds Bedroom 6 with single bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The villa is managed 6 days per week by the maid, Alice, as well as by our local agent. This is all included in the price and is very rare in villa rentals nowadays. This includes supervising the general well being of the house, cleaning and tidying, a weekly linens change and ensuring that everything is kept in working order, as well as seeing to the needs of the guests. You will be visited within 48 hours of arrival by our managing agent, or by appointment, to help with instructions to the maid, etc., please do not hesitate to ask them for help or advice in connection with the villa at any time. There is a villa book, for reference, in the property. The garden/lawns and pool are maintained weekly on contract.

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