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Small Private Detached Villa With Own Solar Heated Pool In Central Praia Da Luz



Updated: 30-Nov-2016
Villa in Praia da Luz, Western Algarve, Portugal - Central Location Within Walking Distance Of Beach, Restaurants And Shops

Our family home from home for the past 30 years, the villa is on one level with a roof terrace, there are 2 twin bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. Large spacious living and dining room, fitted kitchen. Off the utility room at the back of the house is a small single room which can be rented at extra cost. No more than 5 including babies are ever allowed at this property. The pool is solar heated and has a cover, so can get quite warm and is surrounded by sunbathing terracing with loungers and built-in BBQ and outdoor table & chairs. The only steps are up to the roof terrace from where there are peeping sea views. The house is completely surrounded by mature trees and shrubs, and is barely visible to the outside world. The front terrace and roof are sun traps, but there is a shaded veranda if it gets too hot. Fans are provided in both main bedrooms as required. There is a log burning stove for cooler spring and autumn evenings. TV with basic satellite programmes. It is suitable for all.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

This villa was built by my family in 1982. We have taken family holidays here with our parents, our children and now our grandchildren. The chorus from the back of the car as we drive from Faro airport is not 'are we there yet' it is 'how long before we are home'. Many of our visitors return year upon year, and thoroughly enjoy our home from home in the sun.

I personally have visited Praia da Luz each year since I was 8 years old and know the area and its people very well. I have seen many changes in the village as it expanded over the years, some better than others, but thankfully Luz still caters for all ages and remains an ideal location for a really good family holiday.

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1 holidaymaker review


Perfect, just perfect

  • 5 of 5

Having just returned from Luz, I had to review this villa so that it is not overlooked when searching for the perfect place to stay in the Algarve.

It's very secluded, in an un-commercialised area, with excellent links to any aspect of the Algarve you might be looking for.

A short trip from the hustle and bustle of Lagos, or a short drive to a quiet beach. Surfing is within easy reach, as are the waterparks and zoo. If you would rather stay local, then Luz itself has lots to offer. Fantastic restaurants with outstanding food. A beautiful beach, not over crowded, even in peak season.

The Villa itself is fantastic. We do a villa holiday every year, and this one ranks as one of the better ones.

Its massively spacious, well cared for and adequately furnished.

The kitchen is very well equipped and the beds are very comfortable.

The gardens are beautiful, the pool, clean, modern, well kept and serviced.

Even with high winds, it is usable as the garden area is well sheltered.

I would like to give this Villa 5 stars. For me, it ticked all the boxes. But for the fact that it doesn't have air conditioning. However, after the first night, this didn't bother us (even with the daytime temperature hitting 37 degrees celcius)

We did not want to come home, and if it wasn't for RyanAir being such a pain, we would have extended our stay.

The interior photographs really don't do this place justice. I'm glad I chose this Villa, and as it states, you will struggle to get a place this close to the centre and the beach with a pool.

We can recommend several of the restaurants. The Mirage is especially good, but if you're willing to look for it Jakes Bistro is worth seeking out. Great music, ambience and above all, varied menu.

And don't be put off by what people say about Valentinos. The kids loved the food there.

The Villa is suitable for all. Young and old, its all on one level, with reasonable external access for people with disabilities, and if you are looking for a secluded escape, this is it.

Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Barry, thanks for a lovely review, and I know you loved it because you wanted to stay another week! Alas Ryan Air wouldn't play ball and let you change your tickets. Very much hope to see you back again in 2014. I would just like to add for others out there, that although there isn't air con, there are fans for the bedrooms should it get a bit too warm. I have also just bought a dongle for the villa, so clients can have internet at the villa should they wish to use this facility. Thanks again Barry, and you and your family are welcome back anytime. Ann
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From the Owner

We already owned some land in the village which was bought by my forward thinking mother in the 1960's. This house was built on the south end of the plot in the early 1980's. Originally as a retirement home for my parents, but later as a family holiday home for the whole family to use. Luz, despite the changes and building boom of the 1990's, has retained much of its charm. The fabulous beach is ideal for children, with gently sloping sands (great for sandcastle building) down into the fresh Atlantic waters. Out of season it is calm and peaceful, during the months of July and August busy, bustling and vibrant. We love it in July as much as we do in February. All you want to do on a beach holiday; eating, drinking, playing and relaxing is there within a short stroll.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 86 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Lots of choice at 500 Metres Nearest Golf : Boa Vista at 5 Kilometres Nearest Train : Lagos at 10 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A22 at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Lots of choice at 300 Metres Nearest Beach : Praia da Luz at 500 Metres Car: not necessary


Praia da Luz means the beach of light. A large expanse of golden sand with a EU blue flag, the beach extends from the Rocha Negra (Black Rock) which is the core of an extinct primeval volcano, around a sweeping gentle bay to the flat topped rocks at the other end. Great rock pools at low tide for little ones to explore! It takes me about 7 minutes to walk down to the beach, and about 10 minutes uphill on the way back!


Faro airport is nearest, although some people also use Lisbon. From Faro the drive is exactly 1 hour along the A22 motorway which is a toll road. From Lisbon it takes about 3 and a half hours to drive to the Algarve along the A1 motorway.

You do not need a car when staying at this villa, as everything is within walking distance. However, we recommend you hire one to explore the rest of the beautiful Algarve coast, and for that rather more mundane trip to the supermarket!


Lagos town is only 6 kms from Luz. There are local taxis and buses.

Further Details:

The nearest supermarket is Baptista's which is just a couple of minutes away for your morning rolls. Also in the village are about 16 different restaurants plus numerous cafés and bars. There is a bank with ATM machine, and the supermarket has an ATM too. Taxis and buses are readily available from the main square by the church. Tennis and watersports are available locally, plus excursions and tours to attractions like Zoo Marine, Dolphin Safari, Boat trips, Horse Riding and the Zoo can be booked locally in the village and by the beach.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
1 Mar 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
30 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
The rental price is set in pounds sterling. On reserving dates, you will be asked to complete a booking form and return this with a 25% deposit of the total rent. Full balances are due 12 weeks before departure, so if you book within 12 weeks of your holiday, the full price will be due. We insist that all holidaymakers have adequate travel insurance to cover them in the case of cancellation. Additional items e.g. taxi transfers or cots are payable locally in Euros to our management team.

Changeover Day:
Normally it is Saturday, however depending upon your requirements this can be more flexible. So if you have specific dates, please ask, as all inquiries and requests will be considered.

Notes on prices:
The prices are in pounds sterling. Rates are for one whole week rent. An extra £50 per week is charged for the back room if required. A security deposit of £100/€150 is payable locally in Portugal to the manager. This is returned in tact providing there are no liabilities to be paid for. Cots cost €30 per week payable locally, a high chair is provided free of charge.

On booking 25% of the total rental. Balance due 12 weeks before departure. Bookings made within the 12 week limit must pay the total amount on booking. Payments are in pounds sterling and can be by personal cheque drawn on a British bank, or by BACS transfer - details will be given when the reservation is made and confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

There are many houses in Luz for rent, but most of those with private pools are NOT within reasonable walking distance of the beach and facilities. This one is, it really is! To get a small villa for 4, with private pool in this central location is rare - so early booking is recommended.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Family


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • village


  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Basin vanity unit, chair, towel rails
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet, Ensuite and also has a Basin Vanity unit
  • En-suite bathroom to the main bedroom with bath and overhead shower, bidet, basin and loo. A second brand new full shower bathroom is being fitted in the winter of 2016/17. This will have a walk-in shower, vanity basin unit and toilet.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed, Room for a baby cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Room for a baby cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has twin beds set together. Bedroom two has twin beds which can be together or apart. Back single bedded room available on request and at extra charge really only suitable for child or teenager.


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Pets are NEVER accepted at this house, so please don't ask! Sorry! The pool has a solar cover which if used when you are not swimming will help to keep the temperature up. The villa has security grills on all windows, and an alarm system. The villa is registered with the local authorities and has an AL license. The Number of the licence is : Proc.No. 56/2009(46) Reg.9637/2009(46) Outside: The villa is surrounded by a shrub and tree filled garden. At the right time of the year you can pick medlars and lemons, and fresh pepper! There is a parking area to the back of the house which will fit 2 cars - just! The front pool terrace is paved and has a good 9 metre long solar heated kidney shaped private swimming pool. The pool is tiled with integral Roman steps to the shallow end, and graduates down to a deep end. By the pool is the built in BBQ. There are several sunbeds plus a built-in dining table, bench seat and a selection of other tables and chairs for use here or on the roof terrace as desired. We provide cushions for the sunbeds and chairs which are stored inside so they don't get damp at night (so please bring them in each evening!!). External steps go up to the roof terrace, which is an area of roof ideal for private sunbathing. Please don't allow your children to climb on the roof itself, as this could be very dangerous and may also damage the tiles. Utility Room: Off the kitchen with washing machine and broom cupboard. Please note the back single room is off this utility room, separated by a curtain. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The villa is serviced by a private maid. She comes twice a week, usually in the afternoon. Once on the day before you arrive and once mid-week during your stay. Linen and house towels are provided and changed weekly. Bring your own pool/beach towels. Other: Large spacious hallway from which the main rooms open.

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