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Beautifully Furnished Ground Floor Apartment In Santa Luzia

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Apartment in Santa Luzia, Tavira, Eastern Algarve, Portugal - In Idyllic Setting

Beautifully furnished, two bedroom, two bathroom, ground floor apartment with wifi and full UK TV. The apartment is fully equipped, child friendly with access to the fantastic shared pool and garden in this small condominium. The apartment is set in the traditional fishing village of Santa Luzia with its cobbled streets, picturesque palm tree lined boulevard beside the river. Santa Luzia is the unspoilt gem of the Algarve, with its renowned restaurants, cafes and bars, friendly people and laid-back way of life. The apartment is a mere 3 minute walk to the many local low-key bars, restaurants, pharmacy, grocery stores, ATM and post office. Santa Luzia, is within the Ria Formosa National Park and the beautiful beaches on the Ilha de Tavira stretch for 14km is easily reached by foot, ferry or tourist train. Buses and taxis go to the beautiful 17th century town of Tavira 5 minutes and you are close to the golf resorts, historical monuments and beaches.

Jonny Sloan
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
29 March, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Santa Luzia in Tavira

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Garage
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Both the bathroom and the en suite are fully tiled with WC and bidet, wash hand basin WC storage space, shower and hair-dryer. The en suite also has a bath.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom has king size bed, large fitted wardrobes, bedside tables, reading lamps and dressing table together with an en-suite. Bedroom 2 has twin beds, large fitted wardrobes, bedside tables, reading lamps and dressing table.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The apartment is on the ground floor and is accessible for people with small children and babies or for those who have mobility difficulties. Officially licenced by Portuguese Tourist Authority. Outside: Private ground floor terrace with table and chairs (seats 6) overlooking the garden and close to the pool. Built-in barbeque. Sun beds and umbrellas available by the pool. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen supplied. The apartment is cleaned before and after your stay.


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Beautifully Furnished Ground Floor Apartment In Santa Luzia
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

And Breathe !!

  • 5 of 5

I have just returned from a glorious stay in Santa Luiza and I cannot recommend it enough.. The apartment is placed perfectly and was larger than anticipated . The outdoor area is big with a BBQ and seating area.. The pool is so close and very welcome early in the morning and in the evening and very clean as is the whole area.. The 2 bedrooms are fine with great air conditioning which is really needed there.. 2 bathrooms large with great showers.. we were three girls so very important to us, maybe could do with another shelf or so to hold toiletries..but no biggie.. very very clean with really everything you needed and basics such as salt etc there which was very handy.. Area is beautiful, small and quaint and they couldn't be nicer to you.. Beaches incredible and easy to get to.. You don't need a car and Tavira the nearby town is wonderful but Santa Luiza stole my heart. Have no doubt it will get busier but it really is a Portuguese gem.. Jonny the owner of the apartment couldn't have been more helpful and very quick to reply.. Am already looking into flights for September and would definitely stay here again

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Don't look any Further than this Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Our second visit to this area and we would return again. This apartment is ideally situated and fully equipped with everything you could want for you "get away from it all" vacation.

Large enough for a family with two large bedrooms and two bathrooms and a large lounge/kitchen/Diner. Rear facing balcony has built in BBQ ( we didn't use in December although the temperature was still 19+c with entry to swimming pool.

Just a short walk into the lovely fishing village and boats to the beaches and only 10 minutes from Tavira.

Don't miss a trip to Barril ,only a walk away outside the village to see the abundant bird life and the fabulous beaches and restaurant,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,and you get a train ride.

Overall a lovely holiday and hopefully we will be back in or out of season

Gerry Cawdeary

  • Review Submitted: 19-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Co Antrim

Dont tell anyone....

  • 5 of 5

We usually stay in Tavira but needed a change. The apartment is well presented.

Clean, well equipped apartment. Lovely location, handy to everything. Beautiful pool, not overused, plenty of sunbeds and shades. Pleasant terrace we spent most of our time eating there-beware the ants!

Temp reached the 90's at one point-the pool came into it's own.

Many excellent cafe's/restaurants local and in Tavira.

Best restaurant was Vincents in Santa Luzia.

We dined there 3 times. Best food we have had anywhere - wonderful service-thank you Barbara, surely the best waitress in the Algarve-she was on her own and still managed to serve everyone with charm and skill.

Barril beach on the wee train is a must do

Small local shops are very cheap and have the freshest food/bread/fruit

Please dont tell anyone about this place-we want it all to ourselves.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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An wonderful apartment in a charming location

  • 5 of 5

Myself and my parents were lucky enough to stay at this apartment in August 2016 and were absolutely over the moon that we made this choice.

Jonny, the property owner, was a charming host responding swiftly and courteously to our many enquiries (sorry Jonny!! :) ) and the description accurately represents the apartment. It was clean, spacious and a perfect location.

Everything we wanted was provided and Santa Luzia is a charming quite location. The beach is incredibly peaceful with plenty of space and for those wanting something a little more lively Tavira is a 5 minute taxi ride away.

I cannot recommend this apartment enough - we shall most definitely be returning.

Thank you Jonny - we needed a great holiday and your fantastic apartment allowed us to have one.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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wonderful apartment in a small complex

  • 5 of 5

We were recommended the apartment by our friends who stay here regularly and said that santa luzia is beautiful quiet idyllicvillage in the eastern algarve. They were right, it's a lovely place and village. the apartment has a king bed, 2 single beds and i assume pull out sofa beds, 2 large bathrooms, 1 is an ensuite to the master room. the lounge/dining area is large and has 2 sofa's, 3 and a 2 seater. LCD tv and a tv internet box which works on and off, the signal always goes but it has british chennels. the internet works well and the wifi signal is good. the kitchen is large and well equiped, fridge/freezer, cooker/oven and larder. iron, hoover and irojing board. all the pots and pans you could need. the utensils are good and some need replacing. lots of cupboards which need some attention as the doors are coming loose and do not sit flush. minor thing really. 2 air conditioning units in the master room and lounge. didn't notice in the twin room though. BBQ on the large patio area overlooking the pool is great and lots of fish holders etc that work well. the pantry and fridge had left over items from previous guests - not perishables though, so the basic oils etc were all there. we had a few meals at home but mainly ate out in tavira and the local restaurants. good places are casa d abode on the square, lovely meat cantaplana and secret pic, Alcatruz is a hidden gem, locals eat there and the food was great - they do not speak much english. the black pig there was lovely as were the clams. cafe de villa is great for coffees and cakes and very friendly. good local supermarkets, small but stacked high with all you need and a good butchers. fish mongers on the square is also very good. visit mia papa bar from good gin and tonics, large choices and good music. nice restaurants on the sea front too. beaches marvellous!!

i recommend this apartment as good value and very spacious, nice quiet area and minutes away form everything. hidden gems everywhere in the village and friendly locals.

jonny is very friendly and emails you all you need to know, posts the keys to you in good time and nice table and chairs in the dining area. stereo is also there, needs replacing as doesn't work with ipods anymore. perfect for a family break or just for 2 as we were.

apartment was clean and all linen provided.

we will definitely stay here again in the future and bring friends with us. i'd recommend this to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


The long beach on the Isla Tavira is a pretty twenty minute walk along the riverside. There is also a water taxi service from the village. Barril beach has excellent facilities and very safe, guarded swimming. Santa Luzia is set within the Ria Formosa National Park and is a haven for a large number of migratory birds. Flamingos can be seen on the Santa Luzia side of Tavira. Tavira also has numerous water sports facilities.


Faro is a 30 minute drive (€45 taxi fare). Car hire is not essential as the area is well serviced with buses, trains and taxis. You are 5 minutes from the 17th Century town of Tavira, with its many bars and restaurants, 15 minutes from the excellent golf courses of Benamor, Quinta de Cima and Quinta da Ria. Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo are are within 30 minutes drive, with Vilamoura a further 15 minutes. Seville is approximately 1.5 hours away by car or by train.


Located in the beautiful village of Santa Luzia. No need for a car when at the apartment as all amenities are well serviced within the village.

Further Details:

Santa Luzia has a number of minimarkets and a pharmacy, while larger supermarkets and a fresh food market are located in Tavira.

Santa Luzia is renowned for its award-winning seafood restaurant, its cafes and bars that overlook the Rio Formasa, and its restaurants serving traditional Algarve food in small cobbled squares. This is a truly beautiful and relaxing place to holiday.

Other activities include the new watershoot park at Loule (35 minutes drive) and you can swim with dolphins at Zoomarine (40 minutes drive). There is a sailing school located at Quatre Aguas just outside Tavira (5 minutes).

The Eastern Algarve has retained its unspoilt, traditional feel, with working fishing villages, blue flag beaches and small rural villages set in rolling hills.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Santa Luzia, Algarve

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
25% non refundable deposit payable at time of booking with the balance payable 8 weeks prior to departure. If the booking is made within 8 weeks of departure, the full amount is payable at the time of booking. A refundable guarantee/damage deposit of £150 to be paid before arrival, refunded on return of the keys and confirmation the apartment is in good order. Check out time is 1030am on the morning of your departure.

Changeover Day:
Totally flexible.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. (Transfer payments from outside the UK will also incur a small charge to cover banking transfer costs - to be advised on booking). Prices are based on 4 people using the apartment. Prices for long let (October-April) by arrangement. Please contact me for amended prices if travelling in a party of less than 4.

25% on booking. Remainder due 8 weeks before arrival. £150 returnable key
/breakage deposit due 8 weeks before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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