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Starfish Cottage With Balcony And Sea View. Sleeps 4/5.

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Updated: 22-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

About the property

Cottage in Praia da Luz, Western Algarve, Portugal - Sandy Beach 500 M Away.

Starfish Cottage has been updated with a new kitchen and bathroom and is part of Luz village in a great location. Beautiful lounge and balcony with a lovely sea view. It has two nicely furnished bedrooms, one with double bed and the other with two single beds. Pleasant small garden. The cottage has easy parking and is less than 500m from the beautiful large sandy beach and close to shops/restaurants etc.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Ken Sharp
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2017

6 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)


Sunny Starfish Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My Wife and I have been returning to Luz for the past 15 years enjoying some good accommodation but Starfish Cottage is without doubt the finest property we have enjoyed.

It has recently been refurbished to a very high standard. The views from the balcony overlooking the sea are outstanding.

The property is very comfortable and well equipped feeling like 'home from home' (plus a sea view!).

The stay includes access to a wonderful large swimming pool close to the cottage in one of the most prestigious and scenic locations in Luz.

We were on holiday in early September when the owner Ken was present. My wife and I had a chance to meet Ken. We found him a most charming man.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Cottage with access to close amenities

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was lovely, a bit hard for our transfer people to find as the street is not listed, but we made it safely.

The cottage itself was well decorated and set up with everything a family could need for their break, inclusive of beach umbrella, BBQ, Hairdryer and most mod cons that are applicable for holidaying families.

We were a family of 5 for the first week and there was plenty of room for us all. Some waiting for the bathroom but otherwise sufficient for us.

The views are beautiful and only a short walk to the beach and local supermarkets.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage with sea views

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic short break at Starfish cottage for five nights in August. The cottage was easy to find with plenty of parking and within an hour from Faro airport.

On arrival we found the cottage to be very clean and with a lovely modern bathroom and good shower. There were only two of us but there is plenty of room for four people.

We enjoyed having breakfast on the balcony which has sea views. There was also a washing machine and ironing board which is useful if you only take carry-on luggage.

The cottage is within walking distance of the beach, restaurants and shops in Praia da Luz. The beach was very clean and not too crowded even in August. We also found some lovely restaurants in the nearby towns of Lagos and Salema. Lagos is very close and easy to get to by taxi if you want a night out.

There is a great pool with plenty of loungers which we were able to use and only a minutes walk from the front door.

We had a great time in Portugsl at Starfish cottage and it was very quick and easy to get to from the UK so we definitely be back again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time this year in Luz and this was due, in part, to the lovely accommodation. Plenty of space for 2 adults and 3 children and we didn't feel overcrowded. Even though there was a sofa bed in the living room we put an air bed in the second bedroom for our 10 year old and the two 14 year olds had the single beds. Beds and pillows were very comfy - a must for me as I struggle sleeping away from home!

Kitchen was well equipped and sitting out to eat meals on the balcony was lovely.

Bathroom was modern and the shower had great water pressure!

The cottage is close to a great pool for the kids and adults alike. Staff there very friendly and helpful. We visited the other family pool which was also lovely but sadly we didn't get to enjoy the adult only pool!

Luz itself is a small relaxed town with plenty of places to eat and drink. The beach never feels overcrowded and this year the sea was actually warm!

After our third visit to Praia da Luz we would definitely return and would recommend this lovely cottage to anyone. The owner Ken was easy to contact and responded to e mails within 24 hours of one being sent.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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What a find - fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

What a find! Starfish Cottage is immaculate. Everything lived up to the description by the owners and more. The cottage is on two levels with the spacious living and dining areas on the upper floor which gives you a fabulous view of the ocean as soon as you walk in. We found the upper balcony perfect for sunny breakfasts or watching the sun go down with a night cap. The furnishings throughout the property are elegant and practical. There's even a washing machine - perfect when you have children. Both bedrooms are roomy and each has it's own sunny terrace/patio offering options for outdoor eating and sunbathing. There's plenty to do in Luz and we were spoiled for choice with the number of decent but inexpensive restaurants in the town. We found the beach amazing and extremely safe. From the minute we entered Starfish Cottage we felt 'on holiday'. We returned home completely relaxed - can't recommend it enough!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great base for a family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Superb facilities within the apartment and great service on the complex. Wouldn't hesitate to book again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Activity and Interests


5 mins walk to the beautiful sandy beach.

Water sports and fishing/dolphin watching trips available.


Luz is a 50 mins drive from Faro Airport. Car hire is available locally (we can arrange) but a car is not necessary. Transfers are available by shuttle bus or private taxi.


Lagos is about 6km. There is a good bus service available.

Further Details:

There are several well equipped supermarkets within walking distance and there are hypermarkets in Lagos.

Medical/dental facilities and a pharmacy are available in the village.

A wide variety of bars, cafes and restaurants, many providing takeaway food.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter 2016
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring Special
1 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer 2017
20 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
9 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
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
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:

Changeover Day:
Flexible. Arrival after 3pm and departure before 10am.

Notes on prices:
Payment can be made in euros if preferred.
Prices include Ocean Club membership.
Long term winter lets negotiable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 22-Mar-2017


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Television ...


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • village

Leisure Activities

  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • New family bathroom with bath and shower, toilet and washbasin unit.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: One double bedroom and one twin bedroom + sofa bed in lounge


  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles


  • Self-catering


  • Outside: Balcony with table and chairs. Garden with loungers and sunshade. Barbecue Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Weekly maid service provided with linen and towels. Please bring your own beach towels.

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