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Townhouse with Shared Pool and Sea Views

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 14 nights

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Minimum Stay
1 - 14 nights

About the property

Townhouse in Praia da Luz, Western Algarve, Portugal - Very Tranquil Location in a Private Condominium

Our house is part of a condominium of 30 properties, arranged around the shared pool and is fully secure with external wall and gates. We have extensive views over the town and the sea, with a sunny south facing aspect. This view can be enjoyed from the chairs outside the master bedroom or the terrace area on the ground floor, which has a table, six chairs and a barbecue. The house will be perfect for people wanting a peaceful retreat, with the beach and amenities not far away. The house provides the complete range of modern facilities, including air-conditioning, UK TV and free wireless internet access. The house also has electric shutters on all windows.

Roger Barrowcliffe
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
29 January, 2017

About Roger Barrowcliffe

When not staying in Praia da Luz, Roger and Sue live in Brookmans Park, Hertfordshire. Sue runs her own consultancy from home, advising clients in the pharmaceutical industry, while Roger works as a consultant specialising in air pollution issues.

Roger Barrowcliffe purchased this villa in 2008

Why Roger Barrowcliffe chose Lagos region

We decided to buy our house in Luz after just one visit to the area - it just felt like the right place. The town itself is is large enough to have restaurants and facilities, but small enough to have its own distinct character. The condominium was obviously of high quality and the developers, Amilcar and Nuno Jorge, seemed to care about its appearance and future. Despite buying just at the point when the value of the pound was plunging downwards, we are very content with the outcome and only wish we had more time to enjoy it.

The climate of the Western Algarve was a major factor in our thinking - the house can be enjoyed at all times of year. Luz is handily situated such that Lagos is very accessible, along with the more remote beaches to the West.

What makes this villa unique

The condominium fells like a secret hideaway in Luz, which only a lucky few know about. It has a lovely aspect, with its elevated position and is very tranquil. Our terrace enjoys a sunny aspect at most times of the day and the pool is just a few steps away.

Inside, the house has been finished to a very high standard and has a few bonus features, such as the extra long underground garage - which we use to play table tennis in! The basement area within the house is refreshingly cool in summer and a good retreat sometimes, so we have furnished it such that we can either relax or work there.

All our guests who have visited have been very impressed with the house and its surroundings and several people have commented that it has exceeded their expectations.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Thank you for renting your house, which was outstanding. We have stayed in a few different places in Luz over the years and I can honestly say that yours exceeds all the others. It really is home from home and you have decorated and furnished it to very high standards. Ana was also very friendly and helpful.'


'Just a few lines to let you know that we had a wonderful time on holiday at your house in Praia Da Luz. The house was very comfortable with lovely bath and shower rooms and a very well equipped kitchen. Frances was also very chuffed when she discovered that there was an IPod player/charger as she had forgotten to charge hers before leaving home. Thank you once again for the use of your beautiful holiday home.' Victor and Frances.

'Just a quick note from us all to say thanks for helping make our holiday a wonderful relaxing experience. The accommodation exceeded all expectations and is a credit to you.'
May 2009
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)


A beautiful place in Praia da Luz.

  • 5 of 5

This house is perfect to discover the beautiful Algavre. The house is very clean, a kitchen full equiped. I recommanded without hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious New Home and a Great Host

  • 5 of 5

The property is a nice walking distance down the hill to Luz, and Lagos is easily accessible by car. We had more than enough space in the unit. We chose to park on the street with our car because getting in and out of the underground garage was a bit tight. It was nice having our own pool - only a couple other people were using it each day as well. It was reasonably priced and Roger left clear instructions on how to find it. It was exactly what we were looking for!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very pleased to know that our house made your holiday an enjoyable one. I know what you mean about the underground parking though and it's something I have mastered with years of practice. Some of our guests like the convenience of being able to unload the car from within the building, but it's very much a personal choice. Thanks for taking the time to post a review. Roger
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Really happy with the townhouse. It was spotlessly clean and very modern - even better than the pictures. We also arrived to a complimentary welcome pack including a very nice bottle of wine - lovely! The complex is really nice and as most aren't sold is very quiet - we often had the pool to ourselves. The walk into town is fine but we tended to pop down in the car. I'd say it would definitely be too far in the heat of the day to walk, particularly as it is uphill on the way back! Don't forget a jacket/cardigan - we forgot how windy the Algarve can be and that really brought the temperature down on a few evenings. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this apartment to anyone - it's one of the best we've stayed in.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your complimentary review. We'll have to try harder with our pictures! Your comments on the walk to the beach and shops are useful too - opinions do vary on this topic, but I can quite see that it could be hard work coming back up the hill in August. Roger
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  • 5 of 5

Wow! was our first impression of this beautiful holiday home in fabulous surroundings. A very warm welcome from Ana and a complimentary fridge full of goodies, a very thoughtful touch by the owners. The pictures do not do this property justice. There is a feel of quality in every room, modern decor with all the mod cons....Air con, wifi, BBQ, you name it, this place has it !!! The location was great for us (family of 4- 2 adults & 2 children) We enjoyed the walk into Luz & to the beach and felt it the perfect distance. We really didn't want to come home. We had the pool to ourselves most days. We plan to book again for next year! In summary: A truly perfect property in a quaint location. Idyllic !!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad to hear that you had a great holiday and enjoyed staying in our house as much as we do. We'll try and take some better pictures - your comments echo those made by previous guests and it may just be that it is not quite possible to capture the views from the house with a camera. If you would like to return, you will be very welcome.
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Another fabulous trip

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from another family holiday to Luz (6th, or is it 7th year running?!) and we had ANOTHER great holiday. Fabulous house with everything you could ask for. Spotlessly clean on arrival, great support and welcome from Anna, what more could you ask for. Managed to fit in a trip to Lisbon too (thoroughly recommended).

Will definitely be returning. Thank you Roger and

Sue. From the Richards family.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Touch of luxury

  • 5 of 5

Just wanted to say that this appartment is even more luxurious that it looks in the photo's! Lots of little extra's that make all the difference, from absolutely silent air con to fast and reliable wifi to dishwasher tablets for the dishwasher. Oh yes and the Pingong table, great. And when we arrived there was a fridge full of unexpected items from rose wine to ham a cheese. As not many of the appartments are usually occupied, we had the pool to ourselves more often than not! Not suprised that this place gets booked up so early..... Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • 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
9 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A booking is secured by a 10-20% deposit (depending on the total) and all payments are made by either a bank transfer or by cheque. The balance of the payment is to be made 4 weeks prior to the stay. We accept either UK pounds or euros.

Changeover Day:
There is no defined changeover day and your stay can be tailored to as many days as you wish, with part weeks being charged on a pro rata basis.

Notes on prices:
Prices are per week in UK pounds (although we also accept payment in euros).

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Luz in Algarve

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 40 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • The upstairs bathroom has a bath/shower combination, basin and a tiled floor. Downstairs, the bathroom has a shower, again with basin and tiled floor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a double bed, fitted wardrobes and a dressing table. It benefits from having double doors out to a seating area with views over Luz and the sea. Bedroom 2 has twin beds and fitted wardrobes.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Notes on accommodation: Our house is looked after and managed by Ana, who be available to help in any emergency and to provide advice should you need it. She will also arrange a welcome pack. The house is probably not suitable for very young children, as the stairs with their hard tiled surface could be a hazard in the event of anyone falling over. Outside: The house has its own terrace area which leads directly to steps which take you to the shared (unheated) pool and gardens. Easy car parking is available immediately outside the condominium, should you not wish to use the underground car park. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are provided, with a weekly change. The maids will clean the house weekly and between guest changes. Other: Basement area, with double sofa bed, wardrobe and desk. A very cool retreat in the summer heat! Large underground garage area with table tennis table. Garage can be accessed by car with a remote control key provided.

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