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

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Tim and Caroline Batten

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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DETACHED VILLA IN PRAIA DA LUZ. PRIVATE POOL. QUIET LOCATION. VIEWS. FREE WI-FI.

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

This beautiful villa was built in 2003. 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:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Tim and Caroline Batten

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We are an early-retired late '50'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! 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.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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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 24 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
  • Submitted: May 31, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
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
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.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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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

Superb villa!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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.
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.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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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
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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!
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.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p54467
+44 01484685098
Luz Praia da Luz Area
5

Great villa with spectaculair view

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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!!!
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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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
Rayleigh, Southend-On-Sea, United Kingdom
5

Fantastic - our best holiday ever!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Everything about Casa Pôr do Sol is fantastic - the house, the location, the facilities, everything!

All rooms are a great size (the pictures on here don't do it justice), the pool is lovely and big, the master bedrooms have Air Con, there's a TV with UK channels (not that you'll be indoors much) and you're only a short walk / drive from Luz beach or 15 minute drive to Lagos.

We went to the local Intermarche and Aldi to stock up on food and drink and spent most evenings cooking at the villa and eating outside using the tables and chairs provided. There's also a BBQ outside ready for use!

Tim (the owner) is very helpful; sent us lots of information before our holiday on what to do / see in the area. During the week, I emailed him about a minor problem and the next day, his brother in law was round to fix the problem! While he was there, he recommended a Indian restaurant in Luz which was the best we ever had (Saffron). The management company located in Luz were also helpful in helping us find the Villa when I got lost - phoning me back within a couple of minutes of me leaving a message.

After a long hard year, this was a much-needed break! We will be booking again for next year without a doubt and have also recommended to other family members!

The property is located on a very quite road (you're not overlooked by anyone). The road is a dead end and no cars or people came past all week!

The views in the evening are amazing also!

If you're looking at a few villas...STOP - this is the one you want! You won't be disappointed!
Owner's Response: Dear Lee and family - many thanks for your kind review. We are very pleased that you had such a good holiday. You would be welcome back at any time. best wishes, Tim and Caroline
Helpful votes: 1/1
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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

Luz Villa Rental Rates

Special Offer! EASTER SPECIAL OFFER 30% DISCOUNT!!

Special Offer From:
Dates Apr 12, 2014 to May 3, 2014

Casa Pôr do Sol - special offer over the Easter period. 30% discount. Normally £800 per week. Reduced to £560 per week. Offer lasts for 3 weeks, starting Sat 12th April. Flexible arrival and depart days. This is a beautiful private villa with pool and fantastic views. 4 bedrooms - sleeps 8. This is the best time of the year to visit the Algarve - warm weather and amazing wild flowers. Book now!

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Mid Season
Mar 29 2014 - Jun 13 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£800
7 nights
 
 
High Season
Jun 14 2014 - Aug 29 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£1,350
7 nights
 
 
Mid Season
Aug 30 2014 - Oct 24 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£800
7 nights
 
 
Low Season
Oct 25 2014 - Dec 19 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£500
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit £100.00
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).
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.
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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:
  • Firewood
  • Alarm Clock
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • fax
  • Toilet Paper
  • Sunbed
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Iron & Board
  • Safe
  • Filtered Water
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Local Maps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Laundry Soap
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Grill
  • Freezer
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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 ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books for Kids
  • Radio
  • Games for Kids
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • VCR
  • Books for Adults
Outside:
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Beach Chairs
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • ruins
  • churches
  • nude beach
  • winery tours
  • marina
  • water parks
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • bay/sound
  • zoo
  • museums
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • hospital
  • fitness center
  • Babysitter
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • snorkeling
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • paragliding
  • cycling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • fishing
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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