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Accommodation With Private Heated Pool And Sea Views

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Praia da Luz, Nr. Lagos, Western Algarve, Portugal - Established Residential Location With Sea Views And Family Friendly Layout & Facilities

Casa Lontra sleeps eight people (4 bedrooms) and has its own heated swimming pool and wonderful sea views. The villa is located in the established and peaceful area of Luz Parque and is 1.5km from the beach and village. The villa was refurbished to provide a light and breezy home with two wonderful terrace areas. The terrace area around the swimming pool can be secured enabling little ones to play safely in the garden or on the main terrace. there is plenty of Baby/toddler equipment to borrow along with toys and books for all ages. There are many golf courses within a half hour drive of the villa, and even more if you are happy to go further afield.

Claire Willmott
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
30 April, 2018

About Claire Willmott

The Willmott Family live in the South of England and enjoy looking after our animals which currently include a very naughty cocker spaniel, a greedy black Labrador and ten pigs which we keep along with the help of their neighbours.

Claire Willmott purchased this villa in 2007

Why Claire Willmott chose Luz

Casa Lontra is owned and let by the Willmott Family. They have been visiting the Algarve for more than 15 years. They love it there so much that in 2007 bought a villa in Luz now called Casa Lontra. After a huge refurbishment, the villa is their favourite place to holiday and they enjoy the local beaches (easy for a lazy day and a bit more sociable) as well as exploring further afield and spending long days on the west coast beaches pretending they can surf and body board (they really can't!).

What makes this villa unique

The villa has been refurbished and equipped with families in mind with the swimming pool, terrace area and garden all individually fenced so little ones can play safely. In addition, cots, highchairs and children's crockery are all provided. The villa is a short distance from the beach at Luz and the village shops but is in a long established lovely, quiet residential area. The views from the villa are of the sea - what more can we say!

Guestbook comments from the owner

This villa is just fantastic. We came back for the second time as it's exactly what we need. A home from home and we didn't want to leave! It's beautifully clean and equipped with everything you could possibly wish for, especially if you're staying with children. No need to even pack toys and books. The pool is fantastic and my children adored it. Nice to be able to safely lock the gate too for piece of mind. The views are breath taking and it's so peaceful at all times of the day. I love first thing in the morning when the birds are waking up. Just sitting on the terrace in the sunshine. Stunning. Definitely worth hiring a car if you're staying here, there's lots of parking. Luz itself is a fab area with a lovely beach and fab restaurants.
Jun 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Luz in Municipality of Lagos

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Adjoining bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath and shower over, wc. Adjoining bathroom to bedroom 2 with shower room, wc. Bathroom with bath and shower over, wc. Guest wc.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and adjoining bathroom. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, adjoining shower room and dressing area. Bedroom 3 with twin beds and an outside seating area. Bedroom 4 with twin beds.
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Notes on accommodation: The villa is well equipped for twin babies and toddlers with two of pretty much everything on offer. Please request the list of baby and toddler items. Outside: Casa Lontra has a lovely garden with wonderful sea views. The pool is private and contains saltwater making for a much more pleasant swim than a chlorine pool. Pool heating is available. There is a BBQ and utensils and the outdoor seating area comfortably accommodates eight. The top terrace, pool and garden can all be individually secured providing safe places for little ones to play. Utility Room: The utility room has a washing machine, large fridge/freezer, iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath and beach towels are included as is linen. The villa is cleaned once a week (during your stay) although additional maid visits can be requested. Linen and towels are changed weekly. Cots, highchairs and other baby items are available to borrow.


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Accommodation With Private Heated Pool And Sea Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Contemporary decorated, relaxing villa

  • 5 of 5

5 adults and 2 under 3s had a fantastic stay. The villa has a great selection of toys that both my children enjoyed playing with. This made travel to the villa and packing for the holiday so much easier as so much is provided for you. The rooms are all contemporary decorated and spacious. The villa has amazing views over looking the sea. The pool area feels nice and safe with the gated access. When we arrived we were informed that the washing machine was broken but a replacement was fitted the next day and a new machine installed the day after. If we had any questions they were quickly answered. The property is only a 10-15 minute down hill walk from the town. It's a bit harder going back in the heat of the day, so other visitors may wish to drive. Lots of family friendly restaurants nearby and I would definitely recommend to friends.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. It's great to hear that the thought and handwork we put into making the villa work for families has paid off!
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Nice views, warm pool, beautiful villa

  • 5 of 5

Maybe the title says it all.

We really liked to stay at Casa Lontra. The villa is very spacious and the bedrooms are separated from the noises of the living room and kitchen.

The nights were quite cold in april but the pool stayed very warm at all the time.

The villa is in very peaceful location but the local amenities are still near. The garden and pool are very private.

The front yard of the villa is big enough even for parking 9 seater car.

Overall we had great time at Casa Lontra and the scenery from the terrace is mindblowing . It was awesome eating breakfast on the terrace and watching Atlantic Ocean.

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What's not to love? With three children under 9, this was genuinely the first time in that many years that I'd been able to lie undisturbed and unworried by a pool in the sunshine. The villa is spotless and well cared for with every amenity for young families: it's clear the owners have given this so much thought. With one napping at lunchtime, it was perfectly situated to make a beach trip in the morning, relax on the cool terrace over lunch, and then venture out again later on. We were given lots of personal recommendations which made such a difference: the Pizza place in Burgau on a balmy evening after a sandcastle competition and glass of rose on the beach is an evening I won't forget in a hurry. There were only five of us, but the house would happily have accommodated another five - it felt enormous. My 9-yr celebrated his birthday the week we were there, and when asked what he'd like, replied that he wanted a one-way ticket to Casa Lontra. Which just about says it all. We'll be going again...

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Luz Beach is 1.5km from Casa Lontra. The beach is a typical village beach with water sports, sun loungers and parasols available. Meia Praia in Lagos is a twenty minute drive from the villa. With 8km of white sand, water sports, loungers and parasols available, several beach bars. This is a relaxing beach experience. There are lots of other beaches all along the coast between Lagos and Luz and beyond. For wilder beaches and some good waves, you can head to the West Coast, amazing!


The nearest airport is Faro (50 minutes). Seville is a two hour drive as is Lisbon. You can walk to the village and the beach from the villa but we would recommend you hire a car as it is quite hilly and so you have the means to explore the stunning coastline.


The village of Luz is 1.5km away. Lagos is the nearest big town and is a twenty minute drive. The wonderful sites of Sagres, Cape St Vincent and Monchique are all within an hours drive of the house.

Further Details:

There are two small but well stocked supermarkets in Luz as well as a bank, post office and chemist. Lagos boasts several large supermarkets, a wonderful fish market (open daily excl. Sundays) and a Saturday market bursting with local produce. A short drive from the villa is the zoo which is a fun day out as are the water parks (there are a couple within 45 mins of the villa). All sorts of water sports are available from Body boarding to luxury yachts, surf school to water skiing.


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
Winter/Spring 2018
28 Oct 2017 - 25 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Summer 2018
26 May 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer 2018
23 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Tourist Licence 6200/AL

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover in High Seasons. Flexible changeover day possible at other times.

Notes on prices:
Additional Items:
Central Heating Euro150 per week
Pool Heating: October - April Euro 200per week, other months Euro150 per week.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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