|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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
Well equipped villa in excellent location with great views and lovely garden.
Very accurate description, clean and very well maintained.Customer service were very friendly and helpful.Lovely quiet area but within easy reach of many good restaurants and shops.Boat trips from Luz and Lagos are highly recommended.
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
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!
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.
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!
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Mar 28 2015 - Jun 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
Jun 13 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
Aug 29 2015 - Oct 23 2015
7 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||£100|
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).
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (GBP) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.