DETACHED VILLA IN PRAIA DA LUZ. PRIVATE POOL. QUIET LOCATION. VIEWS. FREE WI-FI.

Tim and Caroline Batten

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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4 Bedrooms (2 en-suite with air-con). 4 bathrooms. Sleeps 8. Private Pool.

This beautiful villa was built as our family home in 2003. We have recently started to offer it for holiday rentals over the summer period. It is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, with only 2 other villas nearby. The views from the house are fantastic. There is a private swimming pool (with optional child safety fence), extensive sun terraces with sun loungers, and a BBQ area with table and 8 chairs for outdoor meals. There are 4 bedrooms. The master bedroom upstairs is air-conditioned and has a super king bed, an en-suite bathroom and a private terrace. There is an en-suite double bedded room with a/c, a twin bedded room, and a bedroom with a pair of bunk beds and a bed settee. In addition to the en-suite bathrooms, there is a large family bathroom, and a shower room. The bright sitting room overlooks the pool and has 3 patio doors, a dining area, and a wood burning fireplace. There is free Wi-Fi with high speed broadband. We have the latest Wi-Fi Sonos music system so you can play your music from your smart phone or laptop. There is a fax/telephone, HD TV with satellite receiver, DVD player/recorder, and CD/i-pod stereo. The kitchen is very well equipped, and has an additional dining table and chairs.The villa is double glazed, centrally heated, and is gated / fenced with secure parking.

HOW TO GET THERE AND VILLA LOCATION: There are several low cost airlines which fly to Faro, such as Jet2, Easyjet, Ryanair, Monarch.

The house is approximately 1 hour's drive from Faro airport. It is an easy journey, and is quiet motorway almost all the way. We have a discount arrangement with a local car hire company who will meet you at the airport. We will provide details of car hire when we confirm your reservation. Alternatively, there is a train from Faro to Lagos (the nearest large town to the house), or there is a low cost minibus service directly from the airport to the house. We will provide location maps, and detailed directions to find the house from Faro airport.

Casa Pôr do Sol is located on the outskirts of Praia da Luz approximately 1km from the village centre. The villa is on a very quiet road, which is a cul-de-sac. There is virtually no passing traffic, as there is only one other villa beyond ours.

The location is perfect for golfers, as you have 4 good courses within 10 minutes drive from the house.

SHOPPING: Praia da Luz, 1 km away, has a good selection of shops, including 2 supermarkets (Baptista and Spar). Baptista caters for British tourists, and has a big selection of British products. They also have an excellent bakery, and newsagent which sells UK daily newspapers.

Lagos, 4 km from the villa, is a beautiful town, with a fantastic range of shops, plus at least 5 very large supermarkets (Intermarche, Continente, Lidl, Aldi, Pingo Doce). Prices in these supermarkets are lower than those in Praia da Luz.

For those who enjoy outlet shopping, there is the Algarve Shopping Park at Guia, which is about half way between the villa and Faro Airport (30 minutes drive), and Aqua Shopping Mall in Portimao (20 minutes drive). They both have a great selection of clothes shops, and a very good food hall.

BEACHES: The nearest beach to the villa is Praia da Luz (which means beach of light). This beach can get very busy in high season, so be adventurous and go further afield! There are lots of beaches along the south coast, and up the west coast. Our advice is to head west and explore the beaches, heading towards Sagres - famous for the navigation school where the Portuguese explorers learned their craft. The best beaches are less accessible, eg down bumpy tracks, but they don't all have facilities such as cafes. Two really nice ones are Furnas and Figuera. Two others with good restaurants are Zavial and Ingrina. Heading north from Cape St Vincent, up the west coast, the beaches are wilder and much quieter. Some nice ones are Castelejo, Cordama, and the famous surfing beach Armado, and Carrapateira. The things to be aware of is that very few of the west coast beaches have lifeguards, whereas the larger beaches on the south coast do. If you enjoy walking, there is an almost unlimited choice of beautiful routes, many of which are signed.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Tim and Caroline Batten (Owner)
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About Tim and Caroline Batten

We are an early-retired early 60's couple from the Pennine town of Holmfirth, where we live on a small farm. We have 3 grown up children, a golden retriever, 2 cats and 12 hens. We have been going to the west Algarve for over 30 years, and built our first house there in the mid 1980's.

Tim and Caroline Batten purchased this villa in 2003

Why Tim and Caroline Batten chose Luz

This is our 2nd house in Praia da Luz. We had it built in 2003, and is only 200 metres away from our first house! Originally just used by ourselves, our family and close friends, we have now started to offer it for rental over the summer period to help cover the high running costs. We like the area very much, especially the panoramic views, the fantastic sunsets, and the very quiet location......and yet we are only 1km from Luz centre.

What makes this villa unique

The views, the quiet location, the privacy, and the close proximity to Praia da Luz and Lagos. Also, fantastic for bird watching, especially in the autumn.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are keen bird watchers, and this is our first time in the Algarve. We spent 2 days at Cape St Vincent and saw many rare migrating birds. The rest of the time we spent at the beautiful villa, and saw an amazing variety of birds. Great holiday, and superb villa. Thanks!
Nov 2010
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Reviews

Reviews

5
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Detached Villa in Praia da Luz. Private Pool. Quiet location. Views. Free Wi-Fi.
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
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Detached Villa in Praia da Luz. Private Pool. Quiet location. Views. Free Wi-Fi.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p54467
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Luz Praia da Luz Area
Congleton Cheshire
5

Superb villa and views in a nice quiet area

  • 5 of 5
We had a very relaxing week in this beautiful comfortable spacious villa with superb views. We would reccomend it to anyone visiting Luz and wanting to stay in a secluded area with plenty of space around you. Situated in an up-market area of Luz, with just a few other villas around it. Makes a change from villas that are crammed in together.

Lovely pool, pool area and gardens with a nice barbecue area on the patio.

Plenty of room for a large family, or a couple of families. With their being just two of us we 'rattled around' in the villa!

It was like 'home from home' having evrything you would ever need and more. Tim & Caroline have thought of everything for both adults and children. Bruna the maid came 3 times during our stay and was very helfpul. The welcoming wine was a lovely touch!

Very much looking forward to returning to the villa again in the future.

Paul & Jan - Cheshire - 5th - 12th May 2009
  • Submitted: May 31, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks Paul and Jan - you would be welcome to return to our villa any time. Our guest book has many other comments similar to these, but it is pleasing when rental clients take the time and trouble to do a review for the Holiday Rentals website, which I am sure is helpful to prospective future renters.
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Detached Villa in Praia da Luz. Private Pool. Quiet location. Views. Free Wi-Fi.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p54467
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Luz Praia da Luz Area
5

Superb Villa

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed in several villas in the Algarve over many years and stayed in this one last year. We enjoyed it so much that we booked it again for this year.

The villa is very spacious and is equipped to perfection. There is everything you could ever need.

The rooms are large and comfortable and very tastefully designed. The pool area is large and allows for both sunbathing or sitting in the shade. The pool is cool but very welcome in hot weather.

We enjoyed playing our music from the iPad through the new speaker system via wireless. The wifi is great allowing us all to use our smart phones and iPads.

The villa is surrounded by beautiful plants and the view from the pool area is fantastic, looking out to the hills. We witnessed some beautiful sunsets.

Thank you for allowing us to share your lovely villa.

Chris and Judith, Cambridgeshire
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very positive review Chris and Judith. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Casa Pôr do Sol, and hope you will visit again in future years. Tim and Caroline.
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Detached Villa in Praia da Luz. Private Pool. Quiet location. Views. Free Wi-Fi.
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Luz Praia da Luz Area
5

Beautiful villa with great views

  • 5 of 5
Tim's communication was great - very prompt responses to all my questions and the booking process was very smooth.
The villa was lovely, very quiet and much more spacious than it appears in the photos. The views were also fantastic. Having the cleaners 3 days per week was appreciated. The walk into town was ok for us and kept us fit - quite steep coming back up - but would be too much for someone with any mobility problems. My 70 year-old mother managed to keep up with us though!
The garden, pool and pool area were beautiful but the pool was quite chilly. My mother only went in once in our 2 weeks, although the kids didn't seem to mind.
The management company were very helpful. We had a flat tyre the morning after we arrived and they arranged for a local mechanic to visit and repair the tyre all for a very reasonable 20 euros!!
The weather was good when we were there - high 20's but it was pretty windy. I'm not sure that the weather was typical for July/August as one of the waitresses said that it was cold and windy compared to the usual weather. It meant however that the daytime temperatures were pleasant and we had no problems sleeping. The villa's shutters kept the house nice and cool.
If you're thinking of the Algarve we would definitely recommend this area. Beaches were stunning, interesting places to visit, good weather, really friendly people, excellent restaurants at very reasonable prices. We particularly liked Meia Prai Beach in Lagos (Sagres beautiful but extremely windy), the Fiesa sand festival was interesting and worth a visit. The views from the top of Mount Foia were worth the drive. We did a great boat tour of the grottos in Lagos and my son and husband particularly liked the Autodromo karting. The Praia de Luz restaurants were good and we tried 5 of them! - Chicca's particularly good.
Overall a fantastic holiday!
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Detached Villa in Praia da Luz. Private Pool. Quiet location. Views. Free Wi-Fi.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p54467
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Luz Praia da Luz Area
5

Superb villa!

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed in many villas in the Algarve including Praia da Luz and this was the best. It has been equipped with everything you could need. The furnishings are comfy and modern. British TV channels is a plus as is wifi as we all seem to have smart phones and tablets. The villa is in a very quiet location with no through traffic. It does not have a sea view but the view towards the hills makes up for that with some spectacular sunsets! There are games, dvd's and books for guests to enjoy and lilos and other pool toys for children (or indeed adults) to use. :-) All on all, a wonderful villa which we can truly recommend.
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Thank you for taking the time to submit your review. Tim and Caroline.
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Detached Villa in Praia da Luz. Private Pool. Quiet location. Views. Free Wi-Fi.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p54467
+44 01484685098
Luz Praia da Luz Area
5

Eine schöne Villa in toller Lage

  • 5 of 5
Wir waren mit 8 Personen unterwegs und fanden alles genauso wie beschrieben vor. Das Haus hat alles, was man sich für den Urlaub wünschen kann und ist sehr sauber. Pool und Terassen mit Aussicht sind wirklich wunderbar. Luz und die Restaurants haben uns besonders gefallen. Die Organisation durch Tim Batten ist perfekt!
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank für Ihre freundliche Bewertung. Wir sind sehr glücklich, dass Sie Ihren Urlaub genossen, und wir freuen uns auf Sie zurück zu Casa do Sol Pôr in die Zukunft. Tim und Caroline.
Thank you for your kind review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your holiday, and we look forward to welcoming you back to Casa Pôr do Sol in the future. Tim and Caroline.
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Detached Villa in Praia da Luz. Private Pool. Quiet location. Views. Free Wi-Fi.
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Luz Praia da Luz Area
5

Great villa with spectaculair view

  • 5 of 5
This villa really makes you feel at home. It has a lot of privacy and the view is spectaculair. Walking to the center of Luz is not as far as it seems at first. With a car there are a lot of lovely beaches and even the westcoast with high waves is within reach.
Kids loved the pool and the wifi.
Highly recommendable!!!
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We are always very happy to welcome guests from The Netherlands. We hope you will return in the future. Tim and Caroline.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
85 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Ferry
980 Kilometres
Santander
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Lagos
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Lagos/Vila do Bispo
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Praia da Luz
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Praia da Luz
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Parc da Floresta
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Praia da Luz
Car: recommended

This delightful village overlooks a pretty and sheltered bay, which has a very safe sandy beach and amazing rock formations. It is well supplied with restaurants and beach bars, and there are some excellent cliff walks to neighbouring villages. Whilst the number of private villas in Luz has increased over the last few years, they are of a high quality and the facilities of the village have improved because of this. There is a Water sports school and a Scuba Diving Centre. 5 km away is the medieval walled town of Lagos, which sits on a hillside overlooking the harbour, an impressive new marina and a wide bay of golden sand. It's picturesque cobbled streets have a superb selection of markets, modern shops, restaurants and pavement cafes. At night, there are street entertainers, lively bars and discos. For culture, there are many galleries, museums and monuments. The area around Lagos also has several first class Golf courses, such as Palmares, Quinta da Boavista, and Parque da Floresta.

Other Activities: Sunbathing, Jeep Safaris, Motorcycle trail riding, Eating out, Sight seeing.

Golf: The area around Lagos also has several first class Golf courses, such as Palmares, Quinta da Boavista, and Parque da Floresta. The nearest is within 2km from the villa.

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Availability & Rates

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Luz Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid Season
Aug 30 2014 - Oct 24 2014
7 night minimum stay
£800
 
 
Mid Season
Mar 28 2015 - Jun 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
£750
 
 
High Season
Jun 13 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,350
 
 
Mid Season
Aug 29 2015 - Oct 23 2015
7 night minimum stay
£750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £100
Notes During the period early November until the end of March, clients may wish to use the central heating. If so, there will be a charge of £8.50 per day (the cost price of the bottled gas). Clients may wish to order logs (our local agent can do this for you), as we have a very efficient wood burning fire which helps to heat the whole villa.
Babysitting can be arranged via our local management agent.
25% deposit required on booking. The balance of 75% will be due 4 weeks prior to your holiday.
Payment can be made by personal cheque, or by bank transfer, in either £ pounds or € euros.
(see above for details of breakages deposit).
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Amenities

Amenities

Luz Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 260 m²
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • fax
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • House Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Twin wash basins
    Master En-suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Wash basin
    Double En-suite - toilet , shower , Wash basin
    Downstairs bathroom - toilet , shower , Wash basin
    Pool patio - outdoor shower , Outside.
  • In addition to the above bathrooms/shower rooms, there is an outdoor shower by the swimming pool. All bathrooms have heated towel rails (central heating).
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Air conditioned
    Double Bedroom - 1 double , Air conditioned
    Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Ceiling fan
    Childrens' Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pair of bunk beds and a double sofa bed
  • The Master bedroom is upstairs. It has a super-king sized bed, an en suite bathroom, and private sun terrace. The Double bedroom has an en suite shower room, and patio doors to a private terrace. The Twin bedroom uses the main house bathroom. It has patio doors to a terrace. The Children' room has a pair of bunk beds (adult size) and a double sofa bed. It used the main bathroom. There is also a cot available. The Master bedroom and the Double bedroom have new wall mounted Air-Conditioning units which also heat and de-humidify. The Double and twin bedrooms also have central ceiling fans.
Entertainment:
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • VCR
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Small Cooler
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • water parks
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
  • cinemas
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • Babysitter
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • fishing
  • golf
Notes:
The villa is on three levels; the living areas (Kitchen, Sitting Room, Utility Room, Shower/Toilet) are on the lower level; up six steps to three of the bedrooms (Double, Twin, and Children’s' bedroom) and the Family Bathroom; then up about eight more steps to the Master bedroom, en-suite Bathroom, and sun terrace. There are large spacious wardrobes in each bedroom. The villa has an environmentally friendly sewerage system, which has an underground treatment unit. The water produced from this is used by the computerised garden irrigation system. The unit conserves all water from the villa, and rainwater is also collected. It is important that no non-biodegradable materials are put down the drains. Please note that the maid service is 3 times a week (Mon, Thur, Sat) not daily. The location of the villa is very convenient. It is a pleasant 15 minutes walk to the centre of Luz (i.e. the beach) where there is an excellent supermarket with a bakery. Our villa management agent is in Luz.
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