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Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking


About the property


CASA CONTENTE is situated in Luz Parque on the coast road between Praia da Luz and Burgau.The villa enjoys maximum privacy and was refurbished throughout in 2012 to include a new fitted kitchen and bathrooms. The superb pool is served by a new private H&C shower in the garden where there is a large barbecue terrace.There are views to the sea and Praia da Luz and the Black Rock, with a host of beaches, restaurants and golf courses within easy reach. The tastefully furnished accommodation answers every need INCLUDING FREE WI-FI. There is a 32" flat screen TV that receives all SKY Freeview channels - AN IMPORTANT FEATURE WHERE INFERIOR INSTALLATIONS ELSEWHERE CAN CAUSE DISTORTION AND PICTURE LOSS DURING EVENING VIEWING. The constant aim of the owners of Casa Contente is to offer A VALUE-FOR-MONEY HOLIDAY in their comfortable villa where the family have enjoyed so many happy times - and continue to do so. CASA CONTENTE needs no hype - it just speaks for itself when you enter it. It is managed by the charming Laurinda and her team. Laurinda's office is in Luz and she is always on the end of the telephone in the rare case of need. With a constant programme of innovation and careful maintenance CASA CONTENTE is a prime example of a Portuguese home-from-home. WITHIN ITS PRICE RANGE Casa Contente can claim to be unbeatable when considering the amenities it has on offer, its convenient location, its warm and friendly ambience and it's sheer joy in welcoming families to enjoy its hospitality. THAT IS WHY IT IS CALLED HAPPY HOUSE!

Jeremy Hobbs
Member since: 2012
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:
16 April, 2018

About Jeremy Hobbs

Casa Contente and Luz is our much loved second home and has been for 30 years. The villa has recently gone through a full refurbishment process and is a prime example of an attractive, comfortable and well cared for holiday home for families of all ages. Our sons now have children of their own and it is a continuing joy to see yet another generation of our family having fun in the 'Happy House'. We want others to benefit from Casa Contente in the same way as we do by enjoying quality time with friends and family in a relaxed environment at a fair price. At the same time it helps us to meet our ever increasing overheads so that we can hopefully all enjoy the Happy House for years to come.

Jeremy Hobbs purchased this villa in 1980

Why Jeremy Hobbs chose Luz

We first visited Praia da Luz in 1973 when our two sons were 2 and 1 and quite simply fell in love with the place and the beautiful Western Algarve. We continued to visit until 1981 when we purchased Casa Contente from a retired American couple who had built it in 1974.

Since that time Casa Contente has been refurbished and updated on three occasions, most recently in 2012.

Luz is an ideal family resort and Casa Contente has been an unqualified success story for our family and our friends for more than 30 years.

There have been changes during that time, but the breathtaking beaches and the rugged coastline of the Western Algarve are unchangeable. Add the warm hospitality of the Portuguese Algarveans and we have a matchless holiday destination only a 2 hour flight from home!

What makes this villa unique

We enjoy the ambience of a family resort that provides everything that one could possibly ask for from a villa holiday. The situation of Casa Contente makes it an ideal place for visiting so many beaches of the Western Algarve and there is a different golf course for every day of the week only a short distance away by car!

The villa is on a small well-established and safe complex but we consider the privacy that one enjoys while staying at Casa Contente to be one of its greatest assets.

There is a covered terrace for alfresco dining leading out from the house. There are ample sun loungers on the spacious terrace surrounding the kidney-shaped swimming pool and there is yet another outside dining area on the separate barbecue terrace.

Substantial sunshades provide protection.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A few testimonials taken from our VISITORS' BOOK and guest feed-back:

'The BEST VILLA we have stayed in after many years of visiting Luz and in an expensive market the best value for money on the Algarve!'

'We have stayed in five different villas on the Algarve over the years and CASA CONTENTE IS BY FAR THE BEST. A REAL HOME-FROM-HOME'

'CASA CONTENTE EXCEEDED OUR EXPECTATIONS and the website does not do it justice. We can't wait to return'

And from one of our returning guests following the refurbishment..

'WOW absolutely beautiful - 2 weeks isn't enough, it has got to be 3 weeks next year!'

Another wonderful family holiday at our favorite holiday villa - can't wait to return.

We felt at home from Day One visiting a different beach every day. The bonus was returning to the lovely Casa Contente, with a swim in the oh-so-private pool, followed by a warm garden shower, a gin and tonic by the pool and either a relaxed barbecue on the terrace or a great night out at..........brilliant!!!
Jan 2012
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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: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No house rules as such, just the expectation that guests will enjoy their stay and care for the house and its contents as they woud their own.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower , Bathroom shower - large WALK-IN plus outdoor H&C shower
  • MIMOSA has en suite bathroom with bath, separate enclosed shower, washbasin and wc. Hair dryers. Hibiscus and Butterfly share new shower room with large glass walk in shower, washbasin and wc. There is a private h&c shower in the pool garden.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , this bedroom can be used as a twin. Name HIBISCUS
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , This en-suite room is called MIMOSA
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , This room is called BUTTERFLY
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: HIBISCUS bedroom furnished in Alantejo handpainted furniture. 6' double/ twin. MIMOSA bedroom furnished in Alantejo handpainted furniture. 6' double/ twin BUTTERFLY bedroom with cream furnishings has a 5' double bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • caves
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: A feature of the living area is the attractive lighting fitments, beautiful original paintings by the Portuguese artist Moreira Aguiar (the sunshine artist) and superb examples of quality Portuguese ceramics on the walls making the house a true home-from-home. This feature also applies outside where Portuguese tile murals are to be found on the swimming pool and barbecue terraces. Every bedroom has the benefit of double aspect windows. Hibiscus and Mimosa have windows overlooking the swimming pool and both have sliding doors opening into the garden. Butterfly has sliding doors leading to the rear of the property with direct access to the outside private Hot & Cold shower. A feature of Hibiscus and Mimosa is the Portuguese-inspired hand-painted Alentejo furniture and bedheads. Butterfly is newly equipped in cream/light wood furnishings, including the bed. There is ample wardrobe space and two wardrobes contain safes for the storage of cash, jewellery, documentation and the like. Outside: THE SWIMMING POOL area has the advantage of sun all day until it sinks in the West with comfortable sun loungers and protective umbrellas surrounding it. Steps lead into the shallow end of the pool which at its deepest point is 6'. The pool is approximately 20' long and can be heated, but because of the price of electricity in Portugal (+23% vat) now, the cost is steep - circa £80 weekly. SAFE AND PRIVATE SUNBATHING can be enjoyed on the barbecue terrace looking through the garden to the pool or on the PRIVATE ROOF TERRACE that also provides a superb vantage point - made all the more enjoyable with a glass of Alentejo wine in hand. THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN surrounds the swimming pool containing a range of succulents and other unusual plant and shrub life giving form and colour to the outside areas. THE BARBECUE TERRACE allows for relaxed cooking and dining and when darkness begins to fall and the outside lighting is switched on Casa Contente turns into a magical space. Utility Room: There is no utility room but there are adequate clothes drying facilities in the back garden. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bathroom towels and all bed linen are provided. They are changed on the weekly maid service visit when the villa is cleaned. Guests are asked to kindly provide their own beach towels. The villa manager Laurinda or her daughters are available if needed. Other: Double doors from the dining area lead out on to a covered terrace FOR ALFRESCO DINING where there is a table and six chairs. Further OUTSIDE DINING FACILITIES are available on the barbecue terrace and around the pool.


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Great time in Casa Contente

  • 5 of 5

We spent our two weeks holidays in Casa Contente and we loved it. A nice villa with beautiful garden and swimming pool. Thanks to the heated pool, our kids could swim every moment of the day.

  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That's why it is called the Happy House and we're happy when our guests enjoy it just as we do. Thank you for taking the time to post a comment
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Just Brilliant

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful week here, the perfect place for unwinding and enjoying ourselves. A lovely setting, offering the seclusion we wanted but also being within easy reach of bars and restaurants. The villa was extremely clean and provided everything that we needed. We will definitely book again!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Home Sweet Home

  • 5 of 5

We felt at home as soon as we got there and the photos really dont do it justice.Véry clean and spacious with a fab pool and everything you would want to make for a wonderful relaxing holiday including plenty of hangers! Ten minute walk into town and to the beach so a great location too! Highly recommended - thanks for sharing your home.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A real home from home in a great location

  • 4 of 5

This is a lovely villa in a great location. The pool area and gardens where very private so you could really relax and enjoy the sunny weather. The villa is a real home from home with everything you need for a relaxing family holiday. There are excellent sea views from the villa and particularly the roof terrace. It was only a 10 minute walk into the town which has a good number of bars and restaurants. My only negative would be road noise but that is a consequence fof the location. I would recommend this villa and stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Characterfull Villa with lovely garden, patio and pool areas.

  • 4 of 5

Charming Villa with great pool and patio areas. Nice rooms with great powerful showers. Pretty well equipped and quite close to Luz centre. Very useful information ahead of our stay. Obviously much loved by the owners.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Villa, grat location

  • 5 of 5

Cassa Contente is obviously a much loved second home to the owner, it is in excellent condition and offers everything that a family could need for a holiday, the visitors book bears this out with the same families returning year after year. The garden is spectacular with beautiful planting and a newly refurbished swimming pool which isn't overlooked and is very private. The bedrooms are large and beautifully furnished with tradition Portugese furnishings, they are equiped with fans and heaters for all weather conditions. The bathrooms are modern and have excellent showers with great pressure. The location is good being outside the main part of town in a fairly quiet location but with in easy walking distance of the beach, restaurants and supermarkets. The owners gave us exceptionally good information on the local area, how everything worked and driving instructions from the airport. If you are looking or an ideal beach holiday villa, look no further, this is the place for you.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Praia de Dona Ana
Ponta da Piedade
the light house here can be seen from Casa Contente flashing on the coast at night. It is ha...
Meia Praia
Already mentioned this is the kilometres long beach of Lagos Bay. Wonderful walks and two ex...
Adega da Marina
In the centre of Lagos just down from the fish market. A real Portuguese cheap and cheerful ...
Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Boa Vista
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Praia da Luz

No visit to Casa Contente and Praia da Luz should not include exploration of the stunningly rugged Western Algarve coastline going North from ~Sagres. Breathtaking beaches with wonderful surfing cannot be bettered anywhere in the world and much of the coastline is National Park and can be explored on foot.


THE BEACH at Praia da Luz is one of many beautiful beaches on the WESTERN ALGARVE. It is a 10 minute walk downhill from Casa Contente but a car is advisable. The beaches of Meia Praia, Burgau, Salema, Zaviel can take anything from 10 - 20 minutes but they are a sight to behold and a playground for children. THE ATLANTIC COAST OF THE WESTERN ALGARVE (about 30 mins) is BREATHTAKING and walk straight down from Casa Contente to the rocks and along rugged coastline to Burgau and you are in heaven!


Whilst not essential, car hire is necessary in order to get the best out of your stay at Casa Contente. The villa is about an hour's run from Faro Airport along the A22 which is now a Toll Road. Most car hire firms nowadays operate from the airport. Alternatively there is a good return taxi service to be recommended to and from the airport bookable in advance. Should this be required Jeremy Hobbs can give you full details.


Casa Contente is approximately 900m from Praia da Luz and the historic and fascinating town of Lagos is 5kms away by car. There's a regular bus service from Luz and taxis are available day and night. Deep sea fishing, grotto cruising, dolphin watching and many other water pursuits can be booked in Praia da Luz. Further afield is the Lagos Zoo (well worth a visit) and ZooMarine (highly recommended but expensive, particularly if you ride with the dolphins) in addition to a host of other activities

Further Details:

There are good supermarket and banking facilities in Praia da Luz. There are also many restaurants from which to choose. This applies everywhere in the locality and whilst everyone has their favourite eateries one could stay at Casa Contente for a month and eat in a different restaurant each night. In Lagos there is a choice of supermarkets and many shops of every description. The town is steeped in history and there are many historical sites of interest charting the navigational prowess of eminent navigators over the centuries contained within its city walls. The marina is worth a visit as is the amazing fresh fish market. Further afield trips up to Monchique in the hills where old crafts are still practiced and to Cape St Vincent, the rugged most South Westerly point of Europe make a change from sunbathing and swimming. The coastline can be a walker's Paradise going East or West from Casa Contente and there is never a beach bar too far away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Luz, Algarve

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring Season
25 Mar 2018 - 20 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
21 May 2018 - 24 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Summer
25 Jun 2018 - 22 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer
23 Jul 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
10 Sep 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings can be made through the owner with payments made via the internet or by cheque. On booking a 20% deposit is requested with the balance to be paid 6 weeks before departure. In the event of cancellation 10% of the deposit will be returned up to 8 weeks before departure The owner can give full advice and help on arrangements to make preparation and travelling as relaxed as possible and comprehensive documents are issued before departure to facilitate this.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible depending on the flights obtained but ideally Sundays will not be an in/out day. Vacation on the day of departure is requested by 10.00hrs at the latest and guests arriving may have to wait until 14.00hrs to gain occupation.

Notes on prices:
FOR 2017 WE HAVE DEVISED A NEW PRICING SYSTEM. A REDUCTION OF £75 PER WEEK APPLIES FOR ALL LETTING PERIODS FOR 2 PEOPLE ONLY. Prices are weekly (7 nights). A nightly rate operates for odd days outside of the weekly cycle - the quoted rate divisable by 7 + 10%. BOOKING FOR 3 WEEKS will receive a 15% full rate discount for the third week

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.
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