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Licenced 1262/AL Apartment In Santa Luzia, Tavira, East Algarve With Sea Views

Bedrooms 1
Space 818 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Apartment in Santa Luzia, Tavira, Eastern Algarve, Portugal LICENCED REGISTRATION 1262/AL - Large Front Line Apartment With Sea Views 25m From The Lagoon Waters Edge In A Quiet Fishing Village

The apartment is registered by the Câmara Municipal de Tavira as Alojamento Local (1262/AL). This spacious first floor apartment with full AIR CON. and WiFi has great views and is right in the heart of the village of Santa Luzia, famous for it's fishermen who fish for octopus. There are plenty of mini-markets in the village, lots of cafes and plenty of wonderful restaurants to suit all tastes and pockets. Seafood dishes are a speciality. General stores, a bank with ATM machine, pharmacy, bakery and butchers are all within easy walk of the apartment. Santa Luzia is right in the heart of the Ria Formosa National Park and is a haven for wild life, bird watchers, cyclists and walkers. There are a number of long sandy beaches nearby,many reached by cheap water taxis or small ferry boats. Faro airport is 30 mins away and the Spanish border is only 20 mins by car. Three golf courses are with easy reach with Benamor being the nearest, only 5 mins by car. The historical town of Tavira, the 'Venice of the Algarve' is within 4 km and can be reached by walking, or catching the local bus or taxi.

Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2017

About The Owner

I moved from the South of England in 2005 to find a calmer life in Portugal after working in the UK for many years. Over the past 12 years I have managed rental properties for friends, but now I have my own rental apartment. Although I still have a few years yet before I retire, I now love to take time-out to explore more of Portugal, meet and make new friends and enjoy the challenge of learning the language.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2012

Why The Owner chose Tavira region

I was born and raised near the sea on the south coast of England and now I have the chance to live by the sea, so I know how lucky I am. I want to share this quiet area of the Algarve with others, as it is so different from the Western regions of the Algarve. It is only now that this area is being rediscovered... by walkers, cyclists, photographers, bird-watchers & lovers of nature and good food.

I chose to buy an apartment in Santa Luzia, a special place with a working fishing fleet and a number of beaches, set in the middle of the Ria Formosa Nature park. It can be quiet in the winter, yet you have the bustle of Tavira town within easy reach if and when you want it. In the summer months the place is alive with the Portuguese who love to take their holidays here, together with many other nationalities who come to spend a day on the beach or have a meal in one of the local restaurants.

What makes this apartment unique

I can watch the world go by from my apartment, take photos or even paint a picture if I wish. The views from the shared roof terrace are spectacular whatever the weather. Everything you need is close by e.g. restaurants, cash machine, small local shops. This small apartment block is on the front-line, and offers wonderful panoramic views from the main balcony and the communal roof terrace. I can choose to walk beside the lagoon, catch the mini train or little ferry to the beach or just sit in one of the local cafes. From my 1st floor apartment I can relax and experience a much simpler way of life.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'a great apartment, everything you need. What a lovely quiet spot' M&SL May 2014

The village with it's authentic unspoilt feel was 1st class. Apr 14

We had a wonderful time. The apt is spacious & contemporary with everything you need. I&J Feb 2014

Such a lovely, clean & well kept apt. We will never tire of the views over the Ria..A&B North Staffs- October 2013

This apt is brilliant with everything you need & kept in such good order.Will return next year J&KS Oxford October 2013

We loved your apartment, the location, roof top, spic & span..F&DB Aug 2013

Another lovely stay in Sta Luzia. Apt v clean & comfortable. View superb, can see all around from the roof terrace which we enjoyed every evening. M.&RW June 2013

Lovely apt, clean, tidy & well equipped. Area is lovely, good food, drink. we will be back.. A&G, March 2013

We had such a nice stay in your beautiful apt. Had a wonderful month! Thanks & all the best, Hedi & Siegfried, Switzerland 31st Jan. - 28th Feb 2013
Nov 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Santa Luzia in Algarve

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 818 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • 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
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Heated towel rail, overhead wall heater, bathroom window
  • Fully tiled bathroom, adjacent to bedroom, with full suite. WC, bath with shower over, bidet, wash basin with light over mirror. Small external window. Heated towel rail and electric wall heater. Towels will be provided. HAIRDRYER PROVIDED.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with double bed, large wardrobe and drawer space. Plenty of room for cot or single bed. Access to a choice of 2 x balconies via 2 sliding doors. Air conditioning unit heating and cooling, free-standing electric fan. Two side tables reading lamps
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Suitable for couples and small families. Ideal for a romantic holiday or short break. The apartment is located on the corner of a small block of 8 apartments situated just across from the lagoon. There are 3 balconies, with the main terrace getting the full early afternoon sun til dusk, and has views overlooking the lagoon. This terrace is shaded in the morning for breakfast. The main rooms have sliding double glazed doors onto the balconies, allowing a cooling breeze to circulate on warmer days or nights. New Air Conditioning units have been fitted in the bedroom & the lounge, offering heating & cooling.The bathroom has a heated towel rail and electric wall heater and an external window for ventilation. The large shared roof terrace is accessed by a spiral staircase and offers uninterrupted panoramic views across the lagoon and and beyond, in both directions. A table and four chairs together with two sun loungers are on the roof terrace for the clients' use during their stay. Outside: The main private terrace leading from the kitchen and bedroom has fantastic views over the Ria Formosa lagoon. On this terrace/balcony there is a table and 2 upright chairs together with a parasol available, and on the communal roof terrace there are 2 loungers with mattresses, and a further table and chairs for use when eating. The large shared roof terrace has far reaching views over the Ria Formosa nature reserve, a haven for bird watchers and photographers and artists. The 2 sun loungers and the table and chairs are for your private use. Utility Room: Large walk-in cupboard with storage space. Ironing board and iron. clothes-horse, vacuum cleaner, cleaning equipment. Various cushions etc. for outside furniture. Sun Parasol. Locked linen cupboard for use by the owner. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Apartment cleaned before arrival, fresh towels & bed linen will be available on day of arrival, and provided for you to change after each week of your stay, or midway through your stay if 10 nights or more. Beach towels available to hire if required. Other: Front door with outside light above entrance, entry into hallway with library bookshelf and space for shoes & luggage. Umbrella for customers' use. Vase with dried flowers. Portable electric radiator on wheels for additional heating. Video entrance tel.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)


Absolutely wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful stay in Santa Luzia, the apartment was everything and more than we expected. Ideal for a winter stay as the apartment never felt cold unlike some I've stayed in at this time of year.

Chris was so very helpful and genuine, on hand for any problems or advice. Looking forward to returning in March!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was good to meet you Maxine, and so pleased the apartment exceeded your expectations. Thank you for taking the time to share your feelings. It really makes a difference and gives prospective clients confidence to book their holiday with me. See you in March!
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Comfortable, spotless and ideally placed

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is an ideal position and has a great layout, with really lovely views of the tidal stretches of the tidal lagoon and harbour metres away.

Spotless inside, kitchen has all you'll need to rustle up anything from a breakfast to full meal.

The village itself has plenty of restaurants and a walk over to the beach on the island is well worth the walk (or take the land train part of the way). Adjacent Tavira is a lovely day out.


  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fantastic! Thank you Paul and Louise, it was great to meet you. I am so pleased you loved my apartment and the area. You were the first clients to use a transfer bus from the airport to Santa Luzia by booking on-line too, which has enabled me to offer future clients an alternative to taxis etc. Hopefully I will see you again...when you need another relaxing break to escape the UK winter.
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Great apartment in Santa Luzia

  • 5 of 5

We have been to Santa Luzia for a week every year around the halloween break, for the last 4 years. Going back to the same place regularly would not have been normal practice for us, but put simply it ticks all the boxes.

The weather is a very pleasant 26/28 C, and usually sunny. The view over the harbour is wonderful, and since it is tidal, it is constantly changing.

The terrace gets the sun all afternoon.

The apartment is lovely. It was spotlessly clean, and since we cook, the kitchen is great.

We find the drive from Faro an easy 45 mins, passing a supermarket in Olhao on the way.

The village has 5 or 6 restaurants still open, with the Vincent being tops.

Thanks very much Chris, and yes we will be back.

Cheers, Tom and Linda.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Tom and Linda. As seasoned travellers to Santa Luzia I value your comments, and am certain new visitors will find the information vital in helping them understand the area, and accomodation. I am really looking forward to seeing you next year, if that is possible.
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spacious, immaculate, ideally located

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Santa Luzia was pure joy. The apartment was deceptively spacious, clean and excellently resourced with everything we needed, a real home from home. Chris has spent a lot of time making sure that everything we could need was present, from tips on transport, eating out and how to use the equipment in the villa. Santa Luzia is a beautiful village, we loved catching the ferry across to the beach and strolling along the promenade at all hours. We bought our 10 month old daughter with us and the villa was perfect for her too, she was able to toddle around and we didn't need to worry about too many potential hazards. The local restaurants are excellent, the seafood is divine and reasonably priced. A day trip to Tavira and Tavira island is a must. We also enjoyed catching the land train to Barril beach - very novel. All in all, a fantastic trip, one of our favourites! We can't wait to come back and hope to use this villa again.

Many Thanks, Gareth and Charlotte.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is wonderful to receive such a glowing report of your recent holiday. Thank you both very much. As a young couple with a baby, I was touched by your comments and it has been a delight to hear how much you enjoyed both the apartment and the location. I look forward to your return.
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Great apartment with post card views

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is lovely, located at one end of Santa Luizia. The town is beautiful with a range of so many good restaurants for such a small place. We still had plenty we wanted to go to as didn't get chance to after our week's stay. All restaurants we went to were of really good quality and good value.

The location of the flat is excellent for going into the village, and you can just as easily go to the larger Tavira, which is more touristy.

We ended up spending most of the time in Santa Luizia though as there were plenty of really good restaurants, easy access to the beaches, was peaceful, but at the same time had a nice buzz in the evenings. Tavira is also very good, but Santa Luizia still feels untouched and has the character of a local Portuguese town.

We also spent a few evenings in at the apartment as it's homely and the balcony had good views to have dinner on. There is a well stocked kitchen so it is easy to cook at home. There is also access to the roof which has stunning views of the surrounding area, a view that we felt spoilt to have as most visitors will just see the main road of restaurants.

Chris, the owner, was very welcoming and advised us of the areas to see and places to go. There's also plenty of advice written down in the apartment.

Overall, we highly recommend the apartment and hope to return soon.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great that you returned for a second time in June, and thank you both for sharing your thoughts. I know how much travel you have done over the years so I was very pleased to see you again. It is also good to know how relaxed you were after a week in Santa Luzia.
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A very enjoyable stay in Sanra Luzia.

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I had a very relaxing week at Chris's appartment. The appartment was in a lovely location with local restaurants serving very enjoyable food. The property was very clean with all you needed, ie kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine etc. The owner had left lots of information, literature and maps of the area which were very useful. I would recommend this property to friends and relatives. .

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Mary for taking the time to write a review. It really helps others who may be unsure about booking online. It also helps me to understand how you feel after spending your 1st holiday in my apartment. I hope you will visit again soon.
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
10 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
30 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 6.0%

Booking Notes:
Prices are apartment per week based on 2 people sharing. Please add £30 per head per week if occupancy is more than 2 persons. A separate security deposit of £100 is payable on booking. This is refundable after the property rental inspection, usually within one week. Payment is required in full if the booking is made within 8 weeks of arrival. Beach towels, cot, high chair & bikes can be hired. Please request more information if required
Please, no smoking except outside on the terraces.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible
Arrangements can be made to store any bags if you are arriving early or leaving late.

Notes on prices:
Payment can be be made online. A deposit of £100 is payable upon booking. This is to secure the reservation and acts as a deposit in case of any breakages. This is returned at the end of your stay after inspection of the property. Further details of how to pay the deposit to secure the booking and how to pay the balance when due will be sent to you.
The balance is due 8 weeks before arrival unless it is less than 8 weeks, then the full rental (deposit and rental fees) are due when booking.

Prices are apartment per week based on 2 people sharing, add £30 per head per week if occupancy is more than 2 persons. A REFUNDABLE security deposit of £100 is payable on booking. This is refunded after the property rental inspection, usually within one week. Payment is required in full if the booking is made within 8 weeks of arrival. Beach towels, cot, high chair & bikes can be hired.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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