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

Overview

Property

Updated: 11-Dec-2016
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 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 and one twin bedded room (both have sea views). 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 and en-suite bathroom 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. Until April 2017, guests also enjoy membership of the Ocean Club and its facilities (seasonal availability) a three-minute walk away. This facility includes a reception, swimming pools, five tennis courts (two floodlit) (a small fee for use is payable locally), 15% discount at selected golf courses, small but well equipped gym, beauty and Massage therapy suite, kids club and babysitting service, mountain bike hire, restaurants, gardens and pool bar. From April 2017, guests will be provided with access to the Luz Bay Hotel facilities which is also 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
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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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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14 Reviews

4.8
based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

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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5

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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5

Perfect holiday location

  • 5 of 5

Everything was top notch - great apartment, great location, great weather, great restaurants, great beach ......... The list is endless. We made good use of the resort membership passes and used the pools most days. The apartment was spotless and well maintained with a gorgeous balcony overlooking the bay - just a four minute walk to the beach! Our only regret is that we didn't book for two weeks. We were just finding our way round and it was time to come home. Thank you so much for your hospitality - You have a lovely holiday home in Luz and we feel very lucky to have been able to share it.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review - we really appreciate it and it is great to know that kindred spirits are enjoying our home as much as we do! It would be great to have you back. many thanks Susan and Nick
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5

Fantastic Villa

  • 5 of 5

This property is in a great position with stunning sea views. It is tastefully decorated and furnished to a high standard. The villa is light and airy and very comfortable. We enjoyed relaxing on the balcony which enjoyed the sun throughout the day. The property is very well equipped and is in an excellent position with easy access to the beach and the other village facilities. We highly recommend this villa.

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay.
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Location

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

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.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
low
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
Medium
1 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
£514
for 4 nights
£900
 
 
high
27 May 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 7 nights
£1,050
 
 
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
5 night minimum stay
£643
for 5 nights
£900
 
 
low
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£429
for 4 nights
£750
 

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.

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Facilities

From the Owner

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

Property Type

  • villa

General

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

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Location Type

  • beach
  • village

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with shower basin & WC. Another bathroom with bath/shower, basin and WC. Both bathrooms benefit from heated towel rails.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • 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.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

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