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Lovely Villa with Private Pool, Sea Views + Free internet

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Praia da Luz, Western Algarve, Portugal - Quiet Location, Walking Distance to Village Facilities and the Beach

This attractive villa is situated in a small exclusive development in a quiet cul de sac offering peaceful surroundings, yet only 10 mins walk from the blue flag beach in Praia da Luz. The upstairs bedrooms offer wonderful sea views, and downstairs is the spacious living room and dining area. From the living area double doors lead onto a large terrace, very pretty garden and private pool with outside dining table and sun loungers. The owner spends much time in the villa and has furnished it to a very high standard for that reason. The bars and restaurants are approximately 5 minutes walk and the historic town of Lagos is an 8 minute drive, where you find many more bars and restaurants, great shopping and Lagos Marina. The Villa offers free WiFi internet to its guests. Long winter lets please send dates for rates.

Registration Number : AL/3065

Gregor Stewart-Smythe
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Portuguese, Portuguese, Some French,
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2018

About Gregor Stewart-Smythe

Hello Guests,

Thank you for taking your time to read about our Vila in Praia da Luz.

We have been operating rental properties in the Luz area for the past twelve years. Recently we took over the management of our Vila and have been enjoying the interaction with our clients.

We have recently acquired several properties in the area that we rent out and manage on behalf of other investors. All the properties in our portfolio are kitted out to a high standard and are personally supervised by ourselves.

We often have return clients who say that its a home away from home which is exactly what we aim to achieve.

We hope one day we can welcome you all to Praia da Luz

Gregor Stewart-Smythe purchased this villa in 2002

Why Gregor Stewart-Smythe chose Luz

Fantastic location all with beautiful views, safe, clean environment and a great investment.

What makes this villa unique

Sun, sea and down time to just chill out. The Vilas are all in walking distance to all the shops and a 10 min walk to the blue flag beach of Praia da Luz.

We like to meet and greet all our clients which adds value to your holiday experience with us.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Luz in Municipality of Lagos

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 3 bathrooms - En-suite to master bedroom with bath and overhead shower, wc, basin and bidet. Shower room with shower cubicle, wc and basin. Separate wc with handbasin near lounge.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 + 1 Baby cot (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with queen size bed, fitted wardrobes, and doors to balcony. Twin bedroom with fitted wardrobes and doors to balcony. Twin bedroom with fitted wardrobes and doors to upper garden.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Village amenities are within walking distance. Outside: Pool terrace has ample sun beds. Italian Emu designer table and chairs to seat 6 plus a further table on the top patio with an additional 4 chairs for Al fresco dining. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: A full set of towels are provided plus we also have pool towels free of charge the maid does a full clean on saturdays. Pool clean and garden service once a week. Other: We offer free inter net service with wifi router. We have a local MEO cable system which has English channels plus we have a TV magic box that received most UK and European stations via the internet.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Beautiful, well kept and well equipped. Lovely gardens also well maintained.

  • 5 of 5

All the family loved the villa. Plenty of room for 6 adults. Lots of space on terrace and in garden. Bedrooms good size and two good bathrooms. Lovely kitchen and dining area. Washing area at side of villa - very useful.

Luz is a beautiful place with some nice restaurants and Lagos 15 minute drive away.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your villa stay... Trust you will enjoy #7 on your next visit.
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Beautifully maintained villa - great aspect, location and one I would happilly recommend.

  • 5 of 5

Met by the owner at the start of our stay , nothing was too much trouble. Villa well laid out over two floors, lovely detail , furniture and fittings. Comfortable bedrooms and living area. Private pool was well maintained and clean. Proximity to village centre was good- less than a 10minute walk- but quiet and private as well. Village had a nice selection of restaurants and bars , generally not too expensive. It was our first visit to Portugal and would like to revisit.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to know you all enjoyed your Algarve experience. Hopfully you will all be visiting us in the not too distance future.
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Beautiful villa, lovely owner, great welcome pack!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely clean well equipped villa. Great TV set up for kids. Lovely owner and thoughtful welcome pack. Would highly recommend. Nice travel cot and high chair. Love Luz and if we visit again we'd definitely stay here.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to know you all enjoyed your stay at the villa. Our TV system comes in handy when the young ones needs entertaining....Hope to see you all back in Luz in the future.
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Amazing villa

  • 5 of 5

I have to say that all of the previous 5 star reviews are spot-on.

The villa is very well presented, clean, well-maintained and with everything you could need for your stay (in fact far too much to list here !).

The owner (Gregor) was very helpful during the booking process and was there to welcome us upon our arrival with a glass of bucks fizz. There was also a welcome pack with all the essentials. He explained to us everything we needed to know about the villa and resort without being too intrusive.

Would definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello, Its was a pleasure hosting you all. Even though we had a day of bucket challenges.....LOL. Enjoy the rest off your summer, Regards Gregor and Vicky.
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Wonderful holiday. House really comfortable and dealing directly with the owner Gregor was fantastic

  • 4 of 5

The house was beautiful well laid out and extremely comfortable. It had everything we needed 2 make our holiday very enjoyable. The owner Gregor couldn't have been more helpful from the time of our initial enquiry right through until the end of our holiday. We would recommend this holiday home very highly indeed.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your recommendation. Hopfully we will have another opertunity to host you and the family again. Kind regards Gregor.
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Amazing as always

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely love this villa this was our 3rd visit and once again everything was perfect, on our last visit Colin had said to Gregor that the thing that would make it perfection was a beer butler, on our arrival this time a porcelain butler we named Bernie was waiting on the table with a bottle or beer and a bottle of wine and a welcome pack in the fridge this is typical of Gregor he always goes the extra mile to make you feel very welcome

Looking to our 4th visit next year.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bernie your Butler is looking forward to your next visit. Thank you for booking with us. Kind regards Gregor and Vicky.
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Nearest Barpub
55 Metres
Praia da Luz
Nearest Ferry
23 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
11 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Praia da Luz
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Praia da Luz
Car: recommended


Praia da Luz is arguably one of the prettiest beaches in the Western Algarve, sporting the European blue flag. East are picturesque rocky coves and the long sandy crescent of Meia Praia at Lagos, within 10 minutes drive. 15 minutes West are the resort beaches of Burgau and Salema, and further again are a multitude of beaches frequented by surfers. Spectacular and less busy but not so safe for small children.


Faro is the nearest airport at only a 1 hour drive away.

Further Details:

The villa is well placed and within walking distance to all village amenities which include post office, bank, cash dispensing machines, several supermarkets, pharmacy, English-speaking doctors surgery and dentist.

Zoomarine dolphin park and Slide and Splash water park provide coach transport from Luz. Anglican church services are held on Sunday in the local church. Near to the villa is the Oceanico resort which has spa, gym, and indoor pool facilities. There are two water-sport centres on the beach providing everything from banana boat rides, to sailing lessons, to fishing excursions.

From Lagos you can try parasailing, deep-sea fishing, dolphin safari, or visit the grottos by fishing boat. There are several surf centres offering day trips to wherever the waves are best on the day, wetsuits, equipment and instruction as required. Luz can offer truly international cuisine in a wide choice of cafes and restaurants to suit all tastes and occasions. Many are family friendly and also offer a takeaway service.

For a change of scene we recommend an evening out in the historic town of Lagos. The 8 minute taxi ride is inexpensive - let us book for you and just sit back and enjoy the local wines.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £175.29

Booking Notes:
Periods may be held on option for up to 2 days. A 20% reservation deposit is required to confirm a booking, with the balance of payment falling due 2 months before the start date of the rental period.

Changeover Day:
Rentals are by the week and changeover day is Saturday during the summer season. Winter lets may commence any day of the week and are charged per day with a minimum stay of 5 days. Entry is after 2pm on arrival day and exit by 10am on departure.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. We accept payments in Euros and United States Dollars please ask for prices depending on exchange rates of the day.

We require a 20% deposit on the full amount to confirm a reservation. Thereafter, the balance to be paid a full two months before the date of arrival.

Please ask for competitive rates for winter long lets. Winter season from mid October to mid April.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.