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3 bed Villa in heart of village, spectacular sea views, air-conditioning & wifi

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Villa in Praia da Luz, Central, yet quiet location, 80m from the beach. Use of private pools & tennis courts

Our modern, very comfortably furnished semi-detached villa with magnificent 180°sea views is set in the heart of the village of Praia da Luz, only 80m from the beach. Its central, yet quiet location is perfect for those who want a relaxing self-catering holiday. In 2015 the villa was extensively refurbished including the installation of a pellet burner, new bathrooms, new windows and electric shutters throughout. The bedrooms were insulated and air conditioning installed. Wifi is also included. The safe beach offers a range of water sports in the Summer months and the area boasts a number of nearby golf courses. The villa is three storey with the entrance on the first floor where there are two bedrooms - one double room (double bed) and one twin bedded room (both have sea views). On this floor, there is also a bathroom and small storage room. Leading off the hall, there are two marble staircases, one leads down to the ground floor where the master bedroom (king size bed) and large en-suite walk-in shower room are situated. Both bathrooms benefit from heated towel rails. There is a main door at ground floor level which leads into the walled garden. Patio doors from the bedroom also open onto the garden which benefits from sunshine all day long.

The garden has a secure gate, sun loungers, shower and BBQ area. The other staircase from the hall leads up to the open plan living accommodation. With large glass windows, this area is light and bright and has a well equipped kitchen. The large wrap around balcony offers the perfect setting for alfresco dining with fabulous 180° sea views. Shade is provided by a large, retractable sun canopy. Guests also enjoy membership of the Luz Bay Hotel and its facilities which is in close proximity to the villa. This includes adult, family and toddler swimming pools and tennis courts, racquets and balls can also be hired. There are also facilities such as sauna, massage and Turkish baths available (bookable locally). There are plenty of water sports activities on the beach (seasonal) and numerous golf courses in close proximity, including Penina, Palmares, Parque da Floresta, Espiche and Boavista. Free Wi-Fi and multi-channel TV are provided.

More Details

Owner
Susan Fairlie
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2017

About Susan Fairlie

We are Susan and Nick Fairlie from Malvern, Worcestershire. We first fell in love with Luz village over 25 years ago and have been regular visitors with our four children and family friends ever since!

We have recently set up our own businesses in healthcare consultancy and commercial real estate and this has afforded us more time to visit our favourite place.

Despite our 'children' being grown up, they still love to return to Luz as the village holds very happy memories for them. As toddlers they all learned to swim here and as they got older Chico (who runs the water sports on the beach front) taught them to water-ski too. As teenagers, they naturally wanted to begin to sample the nightlife in Luz and latterly in nearby Lagos.

Susan Fairlie purchased this villa in 2014

Why Susan Fairlie chose Lagos region

This is an ideal holiday home, with lots of character, however the location is what sets it apart. It has the most amazing sea views and is situated in a quiet, yet central location only 80 metres from the beach and with local amenities (supermarket, restaurants etc.) all within a three minute walk.

There's truly something special about waking up to beautiful ocean views and not having to use a car is a real bonus!

In addition, the close proximity to the bustling, cosmopolitan harbour town of Lagos with its old cobbled streets was a definite attraction.

What makes this villa unique

The USP is definitely the views and central location! Free wifi. Air-conditioning in the bedrooms and pellet burner (for the Winter months) in the living area. There are numerous water related sports and activities available on Luz beach. Boat trips to the nearby grottoes and caves are popular as are Dolphin watching and big game fishing trips.

Slightly further afield are the renowned surfing beaches on the Algarve's silver coast which offer unspoiled and beautifully secluded beaches. For families the popular water parks of Slide & Splash and The Big One are a short distance away. Luz and Lagos boast a number of fine restaurants and bars catering for an eclectic range of tastes, offering everything from freshly grilled local fish to succulent steaks and piri-piri chicken.

For those seeking nightlife, Lagos offers a safe, bustling and friendly environment a five minute taxi journey awa

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you - we had a lovely time. Your villa is really beautiful and the view is stunning. The children loved going to the pool most days and we relaxed. You have stocked the villa so well, it made our stay very easy, I particularly enjoyed the nice quality towels and bedding which really made the holiday feel luxurious.
Aug 2015
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Luz in Lagos

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure , large walk in shower room
  • En-suite modern bathroom to bedroom 1 with walk-in shower, basin & WC. Another bathroom with bath/shower, basin and WC. Both bathrooms benefit from heated towel rails.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: All have been insulated and have air-conditioning/heating units. Bedroom 1 with double bed, built-in wardrobes, chests of drawers and en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 2 with double bed and built in wardrobes. Bedroom 3 with twin beds and built-in wardrobes. Hairdryer. All bedrooms have sea views.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The house and fittings are modern and in excellent condition. The kitchen and living area are on the second floor to take advantage of spectacular sea views. Two bedrooms are situated on the first floor and the master bedroom on the ground floor. They are all light and airy with sea views and the master bedroom has patio doors leading onto the walled garden. All bedrooms are secure having electric shutters. For our Winter guests we have installed a pellet burner in the lounge. There is air-con/heaters for the bedrooms. Please note that since February 2014 UK broadcasters (SKY & FREESAT) have discontinued service to southern Europe. However we have installed a new dish which offers multi channels including all BBC channels. There are also DVD and CD players available for use. Outside: The Villa has a large walled garden with shower, sun loungers and parasols and BBQ area as well as dining table and six chairs. The balcony on the second floor has a large marble table and six chairs for alfresco dining with a large retractable sun canopy. Utility Room: cleaning equipment, iron, ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. High quality bedlinen is provided (hotel quality 300-400 thread count). Bedlinen changed weekly. Towels are high quality (100% Egyptian cotton) and changed twice weekly. Maid service weekly. Other: Large balcony with marble table, six chairs. Retractable sun canopy. Walled garden with BBQ, table and chairs and six sun loungers. Alojamento Local (letting licence): 5902/A

Reviews

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3 bed Villa in heart of village, spectacular sea views, air-conditioning & wifi
average rating of 4.8125 based on 17 reviews
5

Wonderful time had by all

  • 5 of 5

The villa is of an extremely high standard, both in terms of facilities and location. All three bedrooms are well appointed with plenty of storage, very comfortable beds and excellent air conditioning. There are two well finished bathrooms, with the en suite to the master bedroom particularly impressive. There is a well-equipped kitchen with everything you could want, but the highlight for us was the lounge area on the second floor with amazing sea view on one aspect and Luz church on the other giving fabulous views at any time of day or night.

The location itself was ideal, an easy five minute walk to the beach, shops, restaurants and lively promenade, but still managed to be tranquil at night. We found prices in the resort to be very reasonable, especially considering the falling pound at the time. We also made use of the local buses, with the bus stop less than a minute from the villa, to travel in to Lagos on a very cheap and reliable service.

Our party, ranging in age from 11 to 75 years, were all extremely impressed with what the villa (and Luz) had to offer and certainly didn’t want to leave and, indeed, will return.

All-in-all, the owner’s description of the property is far too modest, with this being the best value private rental we have ever had.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review - we love it when our guests appreciate the villa and village as much as we do! The stunning views and central location were what sold the villa to us and now that we have finished all the refurbishment, we could not be happier with it! We sincerely hope that you will return. best wishes Susan
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5

Beautiful villa in a stunning locations

  • 5 of 5

Just back from two weeks in this fantastic villa. Having stayed in many properties in Spain and Portugal over the last 15 or so years, we genuinely found this one to be exceptional. Not only is the house itself really lovely, but the views from the upstairs balcony are stunning.

The house is stylishly decorated throughout - and recent improvements include electric shutters, electric awning, and new bathrooms and so on, make the house feel very well maintained and easy for guests to use and enjoy.

The kitchen is very well equipped with plenty of crockery, glasses and cutlery which is great - some houses literally provide 6 of everything which is always a bit 'mean'. And loved having proper teapot, kettle and toaster - lots of villas and apartments don't have them!

Towels and bed linen changes at appropriate intervals was appreciated and we also good use of washing machine and outdoor clothes line.

We really loved Luz - first visit and won't be our last - friendly, attractive, walkable village with great choice of restaurants and easy access to the beach. All in all we really enjoyed our stay and felt very lucky to have found such a well appointed and furnished house in a fabulous location - I've a feeling we'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Sara for taking the time to write such lovely review. We really do try to create a home from home experience and we really appreciate it when our guests notice this. The latest building work really has made a difference and we are thrilled with it. The view as you say, is indeed stunning and the central location makes this such an easy holiday. Before buying this villa, we had been staying in Luz for over 25 years and never found one that ticked as many of our boxes - so when we found this one, we just had to have it! We would love to welcome you back! Thanks again. Susan and Nick
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5

Breathtaking views, perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Having just returned from a wonderful week’s stay in this property I cannot recommend it highly enough. The villa itself is lovely, very modern and beautifully decorated, with every amenity catered for -not that we needed the log burner as the weather was fantastic! Everything was pristine and the kitchen and bathrooms were immaculate and appointed to a very high standard. We particularly appreciated the quality bed linen and beach towels which were provided.

The location of the villa is perfect -just two minutes’ walk to the beach and the Ocean Club swimming pools. We particularly enjoyed the peace and quiet of the adults only pool and the water sports activities on offer at the beach. Also a two-minute walk to the local supermarket which was very convenient when buying our freshly baked bread in the mornings.

However, what really sets this property apart is its breath-taking views. Al fresco dining on the spacious balcony was a particular delight, enabling us to enjoy the spectacular sea views. Luz itself has a fantastic selection of restaurants and we often enjoyed cocktails by the beach before our evening meal.

An unforgettable week’s holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review- it is really lovely that you made the most of all the facilities and of course enjoyed that view! Best wishes Susan
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5

Wonderful accommodation

  • 5 of 5

The villa was a wonderful place to stay, perfectly positioned in Praia do Luz.

With 2 young children it was close to the beach and pools which was great and within a few minutes walk of many lovely restaurants.

The standard of the house was very high. Very well equipt throughout.

Owners and housekeeper very helpful throughout booking and stay.

Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kate - so pleased you had a good time - we love it when our guests enjoy the villa and resort as much as we do!
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5

Amazing Luz luxury break

  • 5 of 5

Amazing stylish accommodation with breathtaking views. We can see why Susan and Nick fell in love with Luz. We spent a relaxing couple of weeks in this home from home luxury apartment. The apartment is beautiful and has every amenity you could desire. Access to ocean club facilities (tennis table tennis and lovely bar - no queuing for sunbeds) Just a 2 mins walk to Luz beach. We hired a car and visited the West coast beaches where we surfed. Also tried coasteering just off Raposiera- an exhilarating experience not for the faint hearted! Luz is perfect with lots of great restaurants, super beach and plenty to do in Lagos which is just 10 mins away. There was an authentic town with great farmers and fish markets and great tapas bars up cobbled streets. Would be perfect for families of any age. We will definitely be back, just lovely :)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your feedback Caroline - we are so pleased you enjoyed the villa, its views and the surrounding areas. Thanks also for the recommendation regarding coasteering - sounds exhilarating! We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Amazing accomadation= awesome holiday.

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived at our upside down holiday home (my 4 year old grandsons words) until the time we left we could not fault this property. The furnishings, the set out of the property and everything down to the cutlery/utensils etc was first class. The couple who look after the villa from week to week do an excellent job and the recomendation book in the lounge was a great help. The use of the pools and childrens play area at the Ocean Club gave a break from the beach and there were plenty of sunbeds and a pleasant poolside bar for drinks and lunches. I tried 4 new restaurants as recommended while in Luz and they were great. The dealings i had with Susan the owner prior to the trip were excellent and all my questions answered spot on. Hopefully we will be back. Finally the view is to die for.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review - we love it when our guests appreciate the finishing touches we have made to the villa - we try to make it a home from home escape and yes we also think the views are to die for.... We look forward to welcoming you back!
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Location

Coast/Beach:

The Villa is 80m from the beautiful Praia da Luz beach which offers safe bathing, rock pools, many water sports, excellent beach bars, restaurants and seaside shops. There are numerous other unspoilt beaches in close proximity and the West coast beaches (ideal for surfers) are approximately a 30 minute drive away. Walk to Burgau (1 hour) or drive there in 8 minutes. Meia Praia at Lagos is 10 minutes by car or bus.

Travel:

Faro airport is just over 50 minutes drive away, accessed primarily by a motorway. We can recommend a car hire or taxi firm for your convenience.

Distances:

The Villa is in the heart of Praia da Luz village and the bustling harbour town of Lagos is a 10 minute drive away. For the more strenuous, there is a coastal walk from Luz to the quaint fishing village of Burgau with its lovely beach and delightful restaurants.

Further Details:

The main bus stop and taxi rank in Luz are very close by as are the two main supermarkets and Bank.

For those who like to cook, the kitchen is well equipped. However, there are numerous restaurants both along the sea front and tucked away to choose from. There are a selection of takeaways and restaurants including traditional Portuguese/Mediterranean/South African//Italian/Indian & Chinese. There are many bars - a full information folder with details of restaurants, bars, local activities, market days, taxis etc. is available in the villa.

We highly recommend the Sunday Jazz lunch at the Fortaleza restaurant garden with beautiful sea views.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Luz, Algarve

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
peak
15 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,250
for 7 nights
£1,250
 
 
high
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£750
for 5 nights
£1,050
 
 
medium
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£543
for 4 nights
£950
 
 
low
1 Nov 2017 - 17 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£486
for 4 nights
£850
 
 
medium
18 Mar 2018 - 25 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
£600
for 4 nights
£1,050
 
 
high
26 May 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
peak
7 Jul 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 
 
high
3 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£686
for 4 nights
£1,200
 
 
medium
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
£600
for 4 nights
£1,050
 
 
low
1 Nov 2018 - 16 Mar 2019
4 night minimum stay
£486
for 4 nights
£850
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A non-refundable deposit of 30% of the cost of the holiday is required on booking. Normal booking by email or phone, in sterling or Euro's. Balance to be paid no later than eight weeks prior to arrival.

A £250 breakages/damage deposit is required, payable when the balance is due, which is refunded approx. one week after the end of the stay.


Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday during the peak season. There is some flexibility at other times. Check in to the Villa from 3pm onwards and checkout by 11am. Where possible we will try to be accommodating about check-in and check-out times.

Notes on prices:
The above pricing is for up to six people. If you have a specific requirement, please call us and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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