We stayed for a week and a half in late August and had a wonderful stay from the day we arrived. I have managed some 20 accommodations similar to these, and I know exactly how much work and money goes into keeping them at this standard.
The whole property is very well maintained, and the location is perfect, set back from the road, and with only a couple of minutes walking distance to the beach, restaurants etc. It’s all very quiet and tranquil, and the huge garden is a big bonus - lots of exotic trees, plants and herbs to discover. The lime tree was a great discovery for the evening drink!
My daughter loved the pool (she still talks about it a month after we have come home), and it was also great that there were some toys in the house. Maid service in the form of the friendly Amelia was flawless and discreet, and the house just seemed to get magically clean every morning!
The weather at this time of year was also great, around 28-32 degrees, blue sky and not a single raindrop throughout our stay. Perhaps we were lucky, but I have been told that this is not uncommon weather for August.
We drove down to Luz from Lisbon, which took around 4 hours on the highway, including a lunch stop on the way. We liked the fact that the house had a private garage with direct access to the property. We spent a good deal of money on renting a really nice and comfortable car, and planned on visiting the surrounding areas. Well, we ended up liking the house so much that we actually never got the car out of the garage! Oh well, next time …
All in all, we had a fantastic stay, and although the rates may seem a bit steep at first glance, it’s truly outstanding value for money. Thank you so much, and we all hope to come back soon again!