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A duplex Apartment with Panoramic Sea Views, two Pools set in a peaceful complex

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Apartment in Montinhos da Luz, Western Algarve - a relaxing location just 15 minutes walk to the Beach and town

The apartment has many features including on the upper floor: a modern kitchen, dining area and living room which leads out on to a balcony with panoramic views over the two pools.

On the lower floor is the main bedroom which leads out on to a large terrace with sun loungers/parasols for private sun bathing and barbecuing, etc. The second bedroom also leads out on to a terrace and is generally cooler in Summer. The modern bathroom has a shower over the bath.

The apartment has most things that you could want whilst on holiday including: Satellite TV, (free channels only ), FREE Wi-Fi, DVD player, (a number of DVDs for your enjoyment) radio/CD player, paperbacks, cards, dominoes, etc. It has fantastic sea views, is close to all amenities and is perfect for a relaxing holiday.

More Details

Jeff Colligan
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
12 July, 2017

About Jeff Colligan

I live in Southport UK. I have done a lot of travelling over the years and I eventually bought this apartment in Alagarve, Portugal. I use the apartment for myself, family and friends and guests for holidays throughout the year and to have a relaxing time.

Jeff Colligan purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Jeff Colligan chose Lagos region

Although I rent it, I think of it as my holiday home and when I retire maybe one day, I will spend all of my time out there.

The apartment has a spectacular view over the ocean and eating outside is an absolute pleasure. It's so relaxing and peaceful.

Praia da Luz is a wonderful small Portuguese town and only 10 minutes drive to the busy town of Lagos - the best of both worlds.

What makes this apartment unique

The apartment is within walking distance (15 mins) to the beach and town of Luz.

I have renovated the kitchen and bathroom so all mod cons are available for my guests. I have been very lucky as all my guests have really enjoyed their stay and looked after the place for me.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Jersey UK

Review Submitted: July 12, 2009 Date of Stay: May 2009

I can not recommend this apartment highly enough. It is situated with easy access to Praia da Luz and many other small villages along the coastline. The apartment itself is beautiful.

When we arrived and opened the door we were more than delighted with what we saw. The apartment is exceptionally clean and tidy and all the fixtures and fittings are of excellent quality. It is the nicest apartment that we have ever been lucky enough to book. There was everything that we could possibly require in the apartment and excellent kitchen and bathroom facilities. It was spotlessly clean and very well maintained.

West Sussex

Review Submitted: September 1, 2009 Date of Stay: August 2009

The description of 10 Vilamar is a very true and accurate representation of this apartment. It was modern, clean and well maintained. The owner, Jeff, was very helpful and provided very good customer service and advice throughout.
Aug 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Luz in Lagos

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • Modern bathroom with shower over bath, wc, bidet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a large double bed, 2 wardrobes, ceiling fan and door leading to private terrace. Bedroom 2 has two single beds, wardrobe, ceiling fan and door leading to private balcony.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Further details indoors: The apartment has most things that you could want whilst on holiday including: Satellite TV, (free channels only) DVD player, (and an assortment of dvds for your enjoyment) radio/CD player, cards, dominoes, books, iron, board and hairdryer. The apartment is cleaned and managed by a local manager who can be contacted if there are any problems. The apartment is serviced, towels are changed every 3 to 4 days and bed linen is changed at the end of each week. Heaters and blankets are provided for times of the year when the evenings get a little cool. Further details outdoors: The special feature of this apartment is the amount of space outside. It has 2 balconies and a large secluded patio for either sunbathing, eating or just relaxing. The apartment is duplex and access to both floors is by either internal and/or external staircase. Outside: There are two circular pools - a children's and an adults. Pool loungers are available free of charge and as the apartment is part of a small complex there is always plenty of space to sunbathe. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels included and changed every 3 to 4 days, linen included and changed weekly when apartment is cleaned. Other: Dining area with table and chairs to seat 4 people.


4.7/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

A duplex Apartment with Panoramic Sea Views, two Pools set in a peaceful complex
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 4 reviews

Lovely apartment

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed a lovely 2 week stay in July 2016. The duplex Apartment was clean and has a well equipped modern kitchen and open plan lounge/diner on one level with 2 bedrooms and modern bathroom on the lower level. On a nice quiet complex with hotel rooms below with small snack bar circular pool ideal for cooling off and a smaller Kids pool. 20 minuets walk from the beach and all the restaurants/bars which we quiet enjoyed. If your looking for a nice apartment in a quiet location ideal holiday base.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, I think you've summed up my holiday home nicely.
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Another visit for more sun

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I fancied another break to this lovely apartment and it was as good as last time. We spent more time around the pool and the gardens which were well maintained. The apartment was spotless and as last time everything was to hand. We tried all the restaurants that the owner suggested and did the Burgau hilltop walk - very spectacular. Hoping to come back soon. Thanks for looking after us.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I often suggest places to eat and beaches to try if asked by my guests. It makes the experience and holiday more personal.
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Home from home

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely two weeks over the new year in this apartment. It was very clean and had all the mod cons. The view from the balcony was spectacular. The owner was very helpful and told us of some great places to visit.

The weather was very good and sunny, the apartment had heaters which we used in the evenings when it got a bit chilly.

The walk from Luz back to the apartment was uphill but not as bad as we expected.

I would recommend the apartment and the complex for a relaxing holiday; we will certainly return.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We pride ourselves on keeping the apartment spotless and keep the heaters in the bedroom cupboards for the guests if it gets a bit cool. Looking forward to having you back.
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Faro airport
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
On site
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Lagos Station
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Clive's place
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Praia da Luz (Beach of Light)
Car: not necessary


The Beach of Light i.e. Praia da Luz is approximately 15 minutes walk away. It is clean and safe.

The beaches of Burgau (small) and Lagos (massive) are 10 and 15 minutes drive away respectively.


The airport of Faro is about 55 minutes drive on the A22 motorway.

Directions from Faro airport to the apartment and how to obtain the key to the apartment will be sent 8 weeks before departure.

Out and about:

Why not explore the historical town of Lagos and its fabulous marina - only 10 minutes drive away. Travel half an hour up the West Coast and experience the most amazing beaches and waves. Travel half a hour in other directions and you will be able to experience a number of water Theme Parks, excellent Retail Shopping or traditional rural Portuguese villages. There are numerous walks including the one from Luz to Burgau (60 minutes) with its spectacular cliff top views over the Atlantic.

Closer to home:

Praia da Luz has several shops, cafes, bars, excellent restaurants, well stocked supermarkets, doctors, and a safe sandy beach - the central attraction for many visitors. It also has a Doctor and Dentist surgery.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Luz, Algarve

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
high summer
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
Late Summer
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
December Christmas
1 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
A booking deposit of 25% is required when making a booking; the balance is paid 8 weeks before departure. A security payment of £100.00 (refundable) is required against any damages or breakages.

After we receive your deposit, a receipt and confirmation of your holiday booking details will be sent to you.

Changeover Day:
There is no preferred change over day. However, check in time is after 3.00 pm and check out time is before 10.00 am. We will always try to be flexible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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