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Villa With Private Pool And Panoramic Views

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Praia Da Luz, Western Algarve, Portugal - Fantastic Peaceful Location

2-bedroom villa situated at the highest part of Praia da Luz. A car is recommended, as although the beach is only a 15-minute walk, it's a steep walk home! If you prefer it's a 4-5 euros taxi ride, your choice! Casa LaLa has a private pool and is located in a peaceful, residential area. There is a small balcony adjacent to the kitchen offering views across the countryside and a balcony off the lounge with sea and rooftop views. A table and chairs are provided. The built-in BBQ by the pool means cooking is enjoyable. A table, chairs and sunbeds are situated around the pool with a sun-shade and outside shower for your comfort. There are 2 fans available for when the weather is really warm, which is most of the time. Shutters on the windows and doors enable fresh air and give extra security. The high wall surrounding the garden provides privacy and security. There is a strong 'child-proof' lockable gate at the rear of the outside area.

Clive Ketteridge
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2017

About Clive Ketteridge

Hello and thank you for taking the time to look at our property. I'm Ketts own property in France and Portugal. I have two children aged 17 and 14 and chose the properties to suit our own wishes and requirements.

In Portugal Luz offers everything a family needs for a great holiday and of course a dedicated swimming pool. Golf courses close by.

In France we struck lucky finding Thollon Les Memises as it is an authentic French village in the alps. Excellent for both Winter and Summer holidays. Evian water originates in Thollon, it has its own ski-resort with access to some of the finest ski-resorts in France and Switzerland in an hour’s drive.

We have tried to make the properties a home from home but with a local feel. We enhance them each year in order to retain high standards.

Clive Ketteridge purchased this villa in 2009

Why Clive Ketteridge chose Lagos region

Casa LaLa ticked all the right boxes for us. It is located in a quiet residential area - ideal for relaxing, but is near enough to the beach and restaurants to get the real holiday feel of the resort. Short journeys can put you in the heart of rural communities, hills or national parkland. The sandy beach in Luz is safe – ideal for families – and being surrounded by golf courses is a real bonus. Praia da Luz is an ideal family resort which we have fallen in love with.

What makes this villa unique

The overriding benefit of Casa LaLa is its lovely private pool. The surrounding patio area has been fully tiled and is nonslip. With the built in BBQ you need go no further. We have purposely raised the surrounding walls to provide privacy and security. Small children will not be able to negotiate the gate and 'escape'. The panorama is 360 degrees, with views of the sea, village rooftops and mountains in one direction; and countryside and the beautiful sunset in the other. We renew equipment often and as necessary in order to retain high standards while retaining some authentic Portuguese feel.

Guestbook comments from the owner

There is a guest book in the Villa full of complementary comments and we have many repeat visitors. "We had a good relaxing holiday and loved the location of the villa."

"We had hired a car but still walked quite a bit too. We loved the stunning views from the villa and the pool."

"We loved the location and resort and had a great night at the Fortaleza where special guests (Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinartra and Dean Martin) entertained us while we enjoyed the a la carte menu. We'll be back!."

The majority of our guests have said that they would return to Praia da Luz and to Casa LaLa, (some have done just that) and found it to be comfortable and modernly equipped with a touch of authenticity.
Oct 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Luz in Algarve

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • New (2009), fully tiled family bathroom with bath/shower, WC, bidet, sink, mirror and cupboard space. New 2013 en-suite for Master bedroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4-6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, with double bed, en-suite and access to pool area. Substantial built-in authentic portuguise wardrobes and drawers. Bedroom 2, with large size twin beds. Substantial built-in wardrobes and drawers. Hairdryer provided.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: Two fans are provided. Two travel cots are available. High chair can be hired. We provide high quality 'plastic glassware' for use around the pool. This prevents the possibility of glass spoiling someone's holiday. Outside: Our outside area is superb. There is enough room for plenty of people. The charcoal BBQ is new and works very well. There is a strong 6 seated table and bench around the pool as well as on the balcony outside the lounge. There are sun loungers for relaxing. The pool man comes weekly to ensure the pool is kept clean and healthy. There is an outside shower and a 'sail sun-shade' provides shade all day. The sun shines from morning to evening. The pool is private and has steps at both the shallow and deep ends. It is ample size for lots of fun or just a swim. We leave our own inflatables for you use but cannot guarantee them as obviously with use they do burst. The front of the house grounds are not suitable for guests and should only be used as an entrance and for shaded parking for the car. Utility Room: There is a store box next to the pool for storing inflatables etc. There is also a handy freezer located in the hallway. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Midweek towel change and bathroom clean. Linen changed weekly (negotiable on request). Beach/pool towels not provided. Other: Around the pool are sun beds, a table-bench, a built-in BBQ and tools. There is also a 'sail sun-shade' that provides plentiful shade.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)


Great base to explore the Algarve

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our 10 day stay at Casa Lala.

Located on a hill within walking distance of restaurants, bars and the beach.

Highly recommend car hire as it was a great base to visit other towns. We managed to travel to Portimao, Albufeira, Alvor, Lagos and Sagres.

Pool was perfect and well needed with temperatures reaching 37 and then some.

Shaded area was a great touch to take a break from the sunshine.

Well equipped Villa with everything we needed, would highly recommend staying @ Casa Lala

PS The Wi-Fi was up and running for the whole of our stay

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, so pleased you had a great time.
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Very Comfortable/Great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Villa LaLa just a few weeks ago.

The location suited us well - out of the village, but within walking distance for dinners, etc.

The pool was lovely and poolside area brilliant! Very private and able to sit in sun all day or take cover in the shade if that is your preference. The use of owners pool inflatables made for a very fun pool-time!

We also like the fact that there were several dining tables to choose to eat at, on nights when we stayed in and bar-be-qued.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you spending the time to write this review, I hope it helps others and it's great to know you had a great time 😎
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Excellent villa with great facilities

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th stay at Casa Lala . We find the whole facilities excellent for a family of four. The swimming pool and it's great location makes it ideal for a nice relaxing holiday. The weather is always great with a nice breeze .

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write this report following your 4th visit, always nice to hear a family has enjoyed their hols.
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Casa La la

  • 4 of 5

Lovely villa set in a quiet location uphill from the main village.

The property was extremely clean, tidy and well maintained. The poolside area is a good size, has useful sun-shades, tables, chairs, inflatable gear for kids and a nice brick built BBQ.

The furniture and beds were extremely comfortable, clean and in good condition.

The village itself has a selection of restaurants and bars, all of which were of a good standard, although with Lagos being close the selection is wider.

If visiting with kids, or more elderly folk, it may be an idea to hire a car, or use the local taxis which are both cheap & reliable, as the walk to and from the centre can be tiring, especially in the heat, although my mother (80yo) made the trip twice daily.

The two local supermarkets provided for all our needs, and one of them will deliver.

All in all, we spent a thoroughly enjoyable time at Casa Lala, and hope to return later this year.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write the review and what a super mum 😀
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A small taste of paradise

  • 5 of 5

The villa exceeded our expectations, on arrival the villa was very clean and has been well maintained. Coupled with the glorious weather and nearby beaches you could not have been in a better location. It was quiet, yet enough to do in the nearby town which we drove to in the hire car. The landlord was at hand (via email) to deal with any issues and were resolved in less than 24 hours.

I would and have already recommended this villa and location to many of our friends.

There were many restaurants in the local town to chose from and all were very reasonably priced, in fact, we ate out every night for the week we were there.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

On arrival the villa was easy to find, and getting in was no trouble at all. There was lots of useful information in the villa well organised to let us know what was available, what was good and how to get to there (with maps). The advice in the information folder was accurate, and the recommendations on restaurants came in handy.

The villa is spacious, and the outside space benefited from sun all day long. The BBQ was the hottest we have cooked in, and the pool was in constant use by us with the inflatables on offer.

You have a sea view from the living room, the area is perfect for a quiet, relaxing holiday and this villa was brilliant.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you you for taking the time to write a review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We will continue to maintain the high standards for future visitors.
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Spring 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 16 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
17 Jul 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
28 Aug 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017
11 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2017/8
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 15 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2018
16 Jul 2018 - 16 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn 2018
17 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:

Changeover Day:
We are reasonably flexible on change over day. The departure and access times are dictated by the cleaning requirements. Arrival day access 15:00, although bags can be left by arrangement. Departure day, please exit by 10:00am.

Notes on prices:
Despite rising prices in Portugal we have managed to keep prices down and re-invest all surplus back into the property to retain high standards.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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