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Villa With Sea Views And Ocean Club Facilities

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Praia da Luz, Western Agarve, Portugal - Quiet/Central Location, 5 Mins Walk To Beach, Pools and All Amenities

Our spacious, very comfortably furnished villa is set in the heart of Praia da Luz, only 5 mins walk from the beach. We subscribe to the facilities of the Luz Ocean Club giving you access to a choice of 5 pools, 5 tennis courts (small local charge) restaurants, bars and shops. The local supermarket offers a free delivery service - so you don't even have to carry food, water, wine and beer! You can have a great holiday just in and around Luz - especially if you want to totally relax and chill. For the energetic there are plenty of activities at the beach including banana boat rides, pedalos and water skiing in high season. Two water parks are 30 mins drive away. Lagos with Marina is only 10 mins away by car/bus. Here you can enjoy sightseeing, plenty of inexpensive quality restaurants, shopping and nightlife. Further afield you can explore the beautiful Western Algarve-with its dramatic beaches. Whatever style of holiday-our villa is your answer!

Gerry/Karen KIRBY
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
12 February, 2017

About Gerry/Karen KIRBY

The Kirby family had been to Luz twice before buying 'Casa das Calcadas'. It was always a hit with our children, being the scene of many significant achievements in their lives such as, learning to swim, improving a tennis shot or simply cycling across the top of the cliffs to the next village, Burgau. They have always loved being there. Even when they became difficult teenagers, it held sufficient attraction for them to holiday with us willingly!

Gerry/Karen KIRBY purchased this villa in 2002

Why Gerry/Karen KIRBY chose Lagos region

Easter 2000 saw us in Praia da Luz on a tennis activity holiday. By the end of that short holiday we had signed for an off plan home that would be ready in 2002. It was unquestionably an impulse buy. We have never regretted it, and it has given us and our four children immense pleasure. Some of our children are now young independent adults but they always like to try and join us on holiday in Luz. It's just that sort of place. there's something for everyone there or in nearby Lagos.

What makes this villa unique

Despite being right in the heart of the village and close to all necessary amenities including beach, supermarket, Bank, restaurants etc. our house is peaceful and relaxing. The first floor balcony which is ideal for alfresco dining or just reading your book and chilling, looks out to the Ocean and the clifftops to the east side of the bay. We love the arrangement of the bedrooms downstairs (for coolness in summer) and the superb sea views from the upstairs living areas and balcony. All bedrooms look out onto private gardens at the front and rear of the property, stocked with bouganvilea, hibiscus, plumbago and our own lemon and palm trees.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'It just gets better everytime! Many thanks.'

'How time flies when you're having fun! 10 days of wonderful weather, fantastic accommodation and excellent quality food -and fun for the kids! Thank you so much for letting us stay at your beautiful home. See you next year if you'll have us!'

'Fantastic apartment, it really felt like home from home.'

'Really enjoyed Luz and surrounding area. Thanks for all the helpful advice before arriving. Hopefully we can return some day.'
Jul 2008
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Luz in Lagos

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • village
  • Family
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Cloakroom - Toilet
  • Bathroom with bath/shower over, wc, bidet, wash basin, vanity unit. En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath/shower over, wc and wash basin, vanity unit. Cloakroom with wc and wash basin/vanity unit.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps from 2 to 6 (3 Bedrooms) plus cot Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, fitted wardrobes, dressing table, bedside tables and chest of drawers. Ample space for cot. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, fitted wardrobes and bedside tables. Bedroom 3 with twin beds, fitted wardrobes and bedside tables.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The house and fittings are contemporary and in excellent condition. The living/reception rooms are on the first floor to facilitate spectacular sea views. The bedrooms which are on the ground floor are cool in Summer. They are light and airy with patio doors yet secure having external aluminium locking shutters. All the living and bedroom areas are spacious, six people would be extremely comfortable. For our Winter guests there is a glass fronted log burning stove in the lounge to keep you cosy - it can be cool in the evenings. We have oil filled radiators for the bedrooms. Please note that as of February 2014 UK broadcasters (SKY & FREESAT) have discontinued service to southern Europe. However we still have access to some English Language stations including Sky News. As a result we have limited TV with DVD available for you. PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE A VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE VILLA HOSTED ON YOUTUBE. Please contact us to forward you the link, we are not able to publish it on this website. Outside: Casa das Calcadas has well stocked front and rear gardens. There is a large BBQ with chimney to the side of the house. On the balcony from the lounge there is a patio table and 6 chairs. Holiday facilities are all within 5 minutes walk of the house. These include: the beach; Luz Ocean Club pools all offering free sun loungers, LOC bars offering lunches, snacks, drinks and sweets; LOC private gardens affording peace and relaxation. Tennis courts for the more energetic. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. Bedlinen changed weekly. Towels changed twice weekly. Maid service twice weekly April - October, once weekly November to March. Other: Downstairs storage area - washing machine.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

Villa With Sea Views And Ocean Club Facilities
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 7 reviews

Lovely villa, very good location

  • 5 of 5

Our party consisted of my daughter, her husband and two young children (5 and 3 years old) and my husband and myself. This is a lovely and spacious villa in a very good location. Living accommodation is bright and airy with a large living room and kitchen with cloakroom on the first floor, leading onto a good size balcony with sea views where we ate many meals. On the ground floor are 3 good sized bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, each with a shower over the bath and one being en suite to the very big master bedroom. Patio doors from this room lead out to very good sized gardens, offering sun and shade, a barbeque and drying area.

Although we have had villas with pools before, we liked the option at this villa which included membership to the Ocean Club with various pools a short walk away. It gave peace of mind that the children could not accidentally access an on site pool.

Luz is a lovely location for a holiday for young families and older people with a long sandy beach, plenty of cafes and restaurants and three supermarkets within a reasonable walk of the villa. Our favourite restaurants were Ondaluz (very close to the villa with exceptional food at good prices), Fortaleza da Luz (fabulous terrace with sea views, go early as you can't book terrace tables), Paraiso (on the beach) and the Galley on the seafront with a lovely upper terrace). There are lots of other good places where we had meals and young children were welcomed everywhere

Our communications with Karen were excellent, with all questions answers promptly. When we advised her that the DVD player wasn't working, a new one was promptly provided. That's what we call service! We have already recommended this villa to friends and may return to play golf in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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perfect family holiday

  • 5 of 5

our first visit to praia da luz and first stay in a villa. loved it. Karen was very helpful right from the start of the booking. we have two little boys aged 5 and 2. Karen organised cot and highchair hire from the ocean club. the boys loved playing in the garden and made use of all the footballs, scooters, tennis rackets etc in the shed. The washing machine was a Godsend after a day on the beach with two little ones so I could wash their swimming gear etc and have it dry on line by the next day. the house is very comfortable and spacious which is great when your little ones are active, we put up a paddling pool in the garden and they loved it. we loved the ocean club garden club which has a kids pool and playground for toddlers. the supermarkets are very close and deliver your shopping for free its ten min walk to the beach. the children loved the swings and slide on the beach. we also did a trip to Lagos zoo which they loved. cant fault the house. had constant supply of hot water. has all the facilities you need for a perfect family holiday. already planning our return visit.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect family base

  • 5 of 5

A real home from home this holiday villa is perfectly set up for an ideal family holiday. Very clean and well maintained with lots of space both indoors and out. As an added bonus the balcony has a lovely sea view and we had breakfast here every morning! All the main amenities including the 2 pools, tennis courts and the beach are all within easy walking distance. Luz town has some good bars and restaurants and also 2 supermarkets. We hired a car at the airport and found it takes about an hour and half to drive to the villa if you want to avoid the motorway. Having the car allowed us to pop into nearby Lagos and to visit Portimao, Silves and Sagres. We also took a trip to the water park but there are regular buses running from Luz if you prefer. The owners are extremely helpful and responsive if you have any questions or need any help. We stayed in August the first visit and there is much more of a buzz in the town, with a great variety of water sports on the beach, more happening in the evenings etc, in October it is much quieter, but no less enjoyable. The pools are still open and the weather was warm enough to spend time on the beach. So having stayed here twice now we can certainly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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lovely house and place

  • 5 of 5

gerry and karens holiday home is a lovely well laid out .i envy them as described it is very near all amenities well laid out for every 1 .i and my wife love luz and would to rent again in future ' thank u for a great holiday

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Glad you enjoyed it.
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Fantastic Holiday Base

  • 4 of 5

We had wonderful family holiday staying in Gerry & Karen's lovely holiday home from home!

As a family with two young children (4&6) it was a fantastic holiday base for exploring Praia da Luz and all the other beautiful beaches surrounding.

With use of the pool and other facilities at the Luz Ocean Club, it was the perfect relaxing holiday for the whole family, thanks again Karen & Gerry!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Maddy, we are glad you all had a great time. Karen & Gerry
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Family fun

  • 5 of 5

This villa is fantastic. From the start Gerry and Karen were very helpful. The location is perfect for Praia da Luz, right beside the pools and 5 minutes walk from the beach. There is no need for a car our kids 7,4,2 were delighted with the kids pool and all the friends they made. The Villa is spotlessly clean and very spacious. It is very well kitted out anything you need is there. Great little garden for the kids to play in after the pool. Lovely BBQ. All in all perfect for a family holiday, we'll be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ian for your kind comments. We love the villa ourselves and its location. It is very rewarding when clients take the time and trouble to tell us they feel the same. Thanks also for your very positive private comments about the quality of work done by our maid Lucy. I have let her know how pleased you were.
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Nearest Airport
95 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Boavista Golf
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Car: not necessary


The house has stunning sea views. It's a short walk down to the beach. The beautiful sandy beach at Luz offers safe bathing, rock pools, many water sports, excellent beach bars, restaurants and seaside shops. There are other excellent beaches along the coast. Walk to Burgau (1 hour) or drive there in 8 minutes. Salema 15 minutes by car. Meia Praia at Lagos 10 minutes by car or bus.


Faro airport is approx 1 hour's drive along virtually empty motorway! We are happy to advise on flights, car hire, taxi or shuttle bus. Car hire can be particularly cheap out of the main season (July August)


There are countless fantastic beaches nearby, however Sagres, being the most south westerly tip of Europe is 30 minutes by car and Amado voted the best surfing beach in Portugal is 40 mins. Lagos a fantastic City is 10 mins away, and the spectacular border with Spain is less than an hour. If you love driving Seville is 3 hours away!

Further Details:

Luz has everything you need for a fantastic holiday - supermarkets, cafes, bars, restaurants, shops, doctors, pharmacy, bank, hairdressers and a beautiful church right by the beach. Nowhere in Luz is far away from our house! Finally, only 8 minutes by car in Burgau there is a small leisure centre offering various sporting activities for children.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Luz, Algarve

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
20% deposit on booking - non-refundable. Balance due 8 weeks prior to departure.
Special offers available now for Winter lets to 2 or more people!

Changeover Day:
Usually any changeover day is possible to allow our guests flexibility when booking flights. Where possible we try to be accommodating about check-in and check-out times.

Notes on prices:
We welcome enquiries from couples and family groups. Prices are based on the following: November to March -2 persons sharing, July and August - 4 pers sharing. All other months 2-4 pers sharing. For other group numbers please contact us we will be very happy to quote. No restriction in holiday duration - stay 8/10/11 days etc. No extra charges for Ocean Club facilities - including, pools, 24hr reception, linen, towels, maid service, emergency maintenance etc.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.