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Villa With Private Pool And Panoramic Views

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


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
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

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 19 and 16 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 Luz

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 Municipality of Lagos

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Fully tiled family bathroom with bath/shower, WC, bidet, sink, mirror and cupboard space. Also 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.


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Villa With Private Pool And Panoramic Views
average rating of 4.714286 based on 15 reviews

Comfortable Villa

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable Villa with all you need to enjoy your holiday. Pool was very well used by all.Some great beaches near by. Definitely worth hiring a car to explore the area.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Casa Lala and the surrounding area.
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Dibb Family

  • 5 of 5

This was our 6th stay at the Casa Lala . Again we had a fantastic two week holiday. The Villa is lovely and private with a nice pool , outside BBQ , upstairs and downstairs accommodation and kitchen. Would highly recommend this Villa for visiting Prais de Luz and surrounding areas .

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. I'm pleased you had another great family vacation.
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Just the job!

  • 4 of 5

Perfect villa for our family of 4 including two older teens. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: 15-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 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: 14-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 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: 25-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 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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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Luz Bay
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Enjoyment. The garden area is designed for pool style relaxation.


Casa LaLa is a 15-minute walk down to the main Luz beach (only 1-2 minutes by car). However, the walk home can take 25 minutes as it is uphill. Luz Bay boasts an unspoiled, beautiful sandy beach with plenty of loungers to hire. There is safe swimming, rock pooling and water sports for all the family. The promenade is lined with cafes and seats, ideal for taking in the views in the shade. There are plenty of quiet beaches all along the coast. The western coast offers rugged beaches for surfing.


Faro is the nearest airport and is approximately a 50-60min drive. The A22 motorway makes the drive very easy. Car hire is recommended but we can arrange for a taxi collection if preferred. Lisbon is approximately a 2.5 hr drive away. The older route, N125 is a pleasant drive and passes close to Luz and is toll free!


Historic Lagos is the nearest large town, 10 mins by car or bus. It is a bustling town with cobbled streets, restaurants, bars and shops to suit everyone. There is a lovely marina and beach too. A bus can be easily taken from Luz and taxis are available. Out to the west are Burgau, Sagres, Caldas and Silves - all with their own history.

Further Details:

Everything you need for an enjoyable holiday can be found in Luz. There are banks, supermarkets, bars, restaurants, cafes, English speaking doctors, chemist, and watersports. The promenade along the bay is a great place for an evening stroll - stopping for a drink and to watch the sun set. Other activities such as riding, cycle hire, dolphin watching, sea fishing, sailing and water skiing are also on offer locally. Zoo Marine is a popular day out for all ages. Aqua Splash is another popular day out for all the family. Luz is a well presented, old fishing village which has not been over spoiled by commercialism. It is an ideal location for a true family holiday with its lovely clean beach and facilities. The Fortaleza da Luz does a great cabaret evening on a Thursday and Sunday Jazz BBQ. Fantastic views from their outside tables, very comfortable inside too.


Prices & Availability

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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

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.