EXCLUSIVE VILLA WITH HEATED POOL NEAR SANDY BEACH, HIKING, GOLF AND WINERIES

Sophie Vandebroek & Jesus del Alamo

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Sophie Vandebroek & Jesus del Alamo

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EXCLUSIVE VILLA WITH HEATED POOL NEAR SANDY BEACH, HIKING, GOLF AND WINERIES

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Casa da Figueira: Private Villa with Pool, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 8)

Casa da Figueira is a beautiful traditional Portuguese villa with a large private heated pool, gorgeous mature tropical gardens, and a private fruit garden. Discrete housekeeping services are provided during weekdays. Casa da Figueira is only a 5 min easy walk from a beautiful large sandy beach, a lovely village, excellent restaurants, and several cliffs with nature trails for hiking or biking. It is also located within an hour drive from 15 wineries and over 40 golf courses. Portugal has been named Europe's 'Best Golf Destination' for 2014. It is truly your private paradise!

Casa da Figueira is the perfect vacation resort for a relaxing holiday. A fantastic location for a private honeymoon, a group of friends, or for a family get together. There is plenty of room for children to play and adults to relax and enjoy the pool, garden and orangerie. With 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms the villa can accommodate up to eight adults.

Casa da Figueira has nicely decorated living and dining rooms, a fully equipped newly remodeled kitchen, free wireless internet and local phone calls, satellite TV, DVD/CD, air-conditioning, fireplace, and two covered terraces that provide shade and excellent locations for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Two French doors open from the dining & living rooms to one of the covered terraces and walled-in private pool area which is only for you, your family or friends to enjoy. The pool is 1m deep on the shallow end and 2m 20cm on the deep end. It is over 10 meters long and 5.6 meters wide. The pool can be heated for an extra weekly fee. This might be needed in spring and fall. In the hot summer months the pool stays warm from the sunshine alone. Lazy pool chairs are available for your enjoyment. The front door opens to a covered terrace ideal for breakfast in the sun, connected to a large private courtyard where your children can play all kinds of ball sports. A winding pathway enters a lush enclosed tropical garden and the orangerie with fruit trees such as lemons, mandarins and oranges which are ripe in the winter.

The fig tree, which has delicious ripe fruit in the summer, gave the house it's name: Casa Figueira. It stands in the middle of the large yard surrounded by palm trees and an olive tree. The yard is completely surrounded by a tall beautiful white wall with gates that can be locked. This makes it an ideal location to bring little children who'll have plenty of secure room to play.

The newly renovated kitchen with plenty of counter top space has everything you need to prepare delicious dinners and clean up afterwards. The kitchen opens to a smaller courtyard with build-in barbeque. Behind the courtyard is the Orangerie with lemon, orange, clementine, and pear trees. You are welcome to enjoy the fruit when it is ripe. In addition we plant an annual herb garden with a wide variety of herbs that the clients are also welcome to use when cooking.

From the front courtyard a 70 meters private walkway brings the guests to a very quite cobblestone road. Walk this secure Parque da Praia narrow road for 250 meters (just a couple minutes) and you'll arrive at the lovely large sandy beach.

Casa da Figueira inside: The living room is connected to the dining room and has a brand new fireplace that you are welcome to use. Two French doors open from the dining and living rooms to the covered terrace and private pool area. The front door opens to another covered terrace linked to a large courtyard with a pathway to a lush enclosed tropical garden.

There are three bedrooms in Casa Figueira that can accommodate up to 8 adults. The master bedroom has a new king size bed (180cm x 200cm), a large wardrobe and dresser as well as an antique desk. The master bedroom connects into a beautifully renovated private bathroom with a large two-person bathtub and Portuguese sink. A second large bedroom has a traditional and comfortable double bed as well as a twin-size bed and a large build-in wardrobe. A sunny third bedroom has three twin-size beds and a large build-in wardrobe. It also has a new private sink. This is an ideal room for a family with many children. In addition to the master bathroom, there are two other bathrooms in the hallway, one with a full bath, one with a shower.

Casa da Figueira opens to a covered terrace, connected to a large private courtyard where your children can play all kinds of ball sports. A winding pathway enters a lush enclosed tropical garden with a variety of trees and flowers. The fig tree, with delicious fruit in late July and August, which gave the house its name: Casa Figueira. It stands in the middle of the large yard surrounded by palm trees, an olive tree and many other tropical plants. The yard is completely surrounded by a tall beautiful white wall with gates that can be locked. This makes it an ideal location to bring little children who'll have plenty of secure room to play.

The kitchen door opens to a second courtyard with a build-in open fire barbecue pit. Charcoal can be bought at the local Baptista grocery store. Behind the courtyard is the Orangerie with lemon, orange, clementine, and pear trees. The guests are welcome to enjoy the fruit when it is ripe. In addition we planted a small herb garden with a wide variety of herbs that the clients are also welcome to use when cooking.

On weekdays Amelia, our amazing housekeeper of over 20 years, provides exceptional daily housekeeping services. Towels are changed twice/week and linen once a week. Amelia makes you feel welcome and immediately at home and can help you with your laundry. Amelia will be able to provide friendly help and assistance as needed.Feel free to leave her a tip if happy with her services.

The pool is cleaned once a week on Wednesdays, the yard is taken care of once/week on Thursday.

There are plenty of opportunities to dine in Praia da Luz. Our favorite restaurant is called Onda Luz Restaurant and is located right when you enter the village of Luz and walking distance from Casa da Figueira. It looks plain and simple from the outside, but the food is just delicious and the service great. Ask for cataplana. Near the beach in Praia da Luz, also walking distance, try out the renovated 16th century Fortaleza or try one of the many small fish restaurants adjacent to Praia da Luz church. There is also a good Indian restaurant, Pasmina, next to the church. The Dolphin Restaurant, also walking distance from Casa da Figueira, is a fairly new South African restaurant in Praia da Luz that serves several very interesting and tasteful dishes. The atmosphere is also nice. The Papagaio in nearby Espiche (5 min drive) where you can eat as much as you want with a variety of 7 meats baked right at your table on a hot stone is also nice; they have fado (music) some nights.

There are also plenty of opportunity to explore the area. Here are a few half or full-day trips that I recommend. Walking or biking west of Praia da Luz on the nature trail adjacent to the cliffs gets you to Burgau, a working fishing village, and Salema with a beautiful beach. You can also make the scenic 2.5 hour hike from Casa da Figueira to Lagos.

Another half day trip is driving West of Praia da Luz towards the “End of the World”. About 30 km past Praia da Luz you reach Sagres with its Fortaleza which School of Vasco da Gama from where the Portuguese discovered half the world. A couple miles past the Sagres Fortaleza is Cape St Vincent which is the most westerly tip of Europe, called the “End of the world”. The coastline running North from Cape St Vincent is undeveloped and wildly beautiful. It faces onto the open ocean with nothing but the Azores between here and the East Coast of the United States.

The Algarve was recently selected by the German golf magazine as the best place in Europe to play Golf. The Algarve is a highly regarded year-round golfing destination, a true golfer’s paradise. There are over 27 fabulous golf courses in the Algarve with many more under development. Several of them are close to Casa Figueira. The closest one is just up the road (5min drive) called BoaVista at the entrance of Luz.

Exclusive Privacy: Casa da Figueira will be only yours for the week: you will be the only tourists there when you rent it, no-one else is allowed on the secure property except with your permission. We do want to keep the property in exceptional condition year-round. The pool is cleaned once/week on

The best way to get to Casa da Figueira in Luz is to fly to either Lisbon or Faro (airport in the Algarve). Lisbon is a 3 hour drive to Casa da Figueira and Faro is a 1 hour drive to Casa da Figueira. Both journeys are very scenic and on excellent highways. There is also an express bus and as well as a train connection between Lisbon and Faro to Lagos if you prefer to travel without a car. Lagos is a historic town about a 10 min drive from Luz. Once in the villa everything is walking distance: beach, shops (local grocery store delivers at home), restaurants, hiking. Lagos is accessible from Praia da Luz with an easy 20 min Onda bus ride Linha 4. Lagos has a refreshing, relaxing charm with lots of cozy restaurants, many bars, live music, local art shops and an active marina. A daily fresh fish market, weekly vegetable market and monthly flee market provide unique charm to the city. In fact there are many flee markets where you can find great treasures in towns all across the Algarve.

The Algarve also has many award winning wines. About 15 wineries are located within 1 hour drive from Casa da Figueira. Many of the wineries provide wine making tours and/or wine tasting opportunities. North of the Algarve is Aljentejo, a region with many internationally known wines. Although it is about a 1.5 to 2hr drive to visit the wineries in Aljentejo, it is definitely worth a trip.

I am looking forward to help you make your holiday at Casa Figueira as wonderful and memorable as possible. We hope you enjoy your stay at Casa da Figueira!

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sophie Vandebroek & Jesus del Alamo (Owner)
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About Sophie Vandebroek & Jesus del Alamo

We were both born in Europe but now live in Boston, MA. Jesus teaches at MIT and Sophie does research for a technology company. We have 6 grown-up children. Flying to Portugal (Lisbon) is easy from Boston; and from Lisbon to Casa da Figueira is an nice drive on a new highway. From Europe the best way to fly to is Faro which is an hour drive away from Casa da Figueira. My parents bought Casa da Figueira in 1976 when I was a teenager. Casa da Figueira is a beautiful traditional Portuguese villa that has been in our family for almost 4 decades. We do yearly upgrades and maintenance to keep it in exceptional condition while maintaining the authentic atmosphere. In 2012 we renovated the kitchen and we have renovated the bathrooms, build a beautiful pool, completely surrounded the large property and tropical yard with a traditional white wall so its safe for children to run around. Each January we do significant maintenance so please do let us or Amelia know if something needs to be upgraded. Keeping a traditional Portuguese home in exceptional condition requires on-going maintenance work. Our own six children, now young adults, have enjoyed coming to Casa da Figueira at all ages. We are looking for individuals or families who will enjoy Casa da Figueira as much as we do and who can help cover the costs of maintaining this beautiful exclusive property and keeping Amelia, our truly amazing housekeeper who has worked for my family for over 20 years, employed. We are very much looking forward to hear from you. A comprehensive folder with information about Casa da Figueira, Praia da Luz and the Algarve is available for your use. Please do add your personal comments and suggestions so our other clients can benefit from your experience.

We hope you will enjoy Casa da Figueira as much as we do. Looking forward to hear from you!

Sophie Vandebroek & Jesus del Alamo (Casa da Figueira owners)

Sophie Vandebroek & Jesus del Alamo purchased this villa in 2007

Why Sophie Vandebroek & Jesus del Alamo chose Luz

Casa da Figueira, a traditional Portuguese villa with heated private pool and tropical gardens is paradise for us. The location is perfect: Lisbon is a 3 hour highway drive and Faro is a 1 hour highway drive to Casa Figueira. Casa Figueira is extremely closely located to the beach in Parque da Praia, the beach park. In fact, you can hear the waves while enjoying breakfast outside. The 70 meter walkway gets you to a little cobble stone street that is one block from the eastern side of the beach. The Algarve has 40 fabulous golf courses, with the Boa Vista Course just 5 min from Casa da Figueira and 15 wineries. The villa is also one block from a nature trail that goes up the cliffs and is ideal for jogging, walking, biking or to witness amazing sunsets. The eastern limit of the beach of Luz is marked by the famous “black rock” noticeable since all the other cliffs are golden orange. Praia da Luz retains the charm and character of a traditional Portuguese village yet offers excellent facilities to complement the broad, safe, sandy beach. The narrow village streets meander up from the beach, past white-washed houses, an 16th century Fortaleza turned into a romantic restaurant and pretty yellow church offering many different religious services, to the village center with many restaurants, grocery stores, and a few pottery stores. The Algarve’s long Moorish control, its Mediterranean climate, and its abundance of fine sandy beaches endow the Algarve with a unique character. Separated from the rest of Portugal by rolling hills, Algarve, the southernmost province, with its abundance of sun, sardines and tuna, is an ideal vacation location. The closest city to Praia da Luz is Lagos. While Lagos is a very historic town, it has a refreshing, relaxing charm with lots of cozy restaurants, many bars, live music, local art shops and an active marina. A daily fresh fish market, weekly vegetable market and monthly flee market provide unique charm to the town.

What makes this villa unique

To answer this question, here is great feedback we received from one of our recent clients: 'We had such an incredible time. Your villa is charming, and obviously taken care of with a lot of love and attention. Amelia was wonderful, very helpful, and very patient with our questions. We walked everywhere, took tons of pictures, the views were stunning, and ate at pretty much all the places you mentioned. My husband went diving in Lagos, and all the guys went golfing up the road. We found the cork shop at the other end of the village, and we got used to orange egg yolks. We checked out all of Luz. We found the bakery and the soup shop. Quejadas were declared our breakfast food. We took a ride down to the fort in Sagres, and spent a day in Tavira exploring. That was an incredible crash course in history. We took plenty of pictures of the bridges, fort and churches. We climbed the mini mountain behind Casa da Figueira and walked all the way around it. That was more than enough exercise for me, but would not have missed it because the views and changing colors were perfect. By mid week, the guys were checking out the 'for sale' signs and comparing prices. We met all kinds of people, who were very kind. Needless to say we are not an overly quiet group, animated conversation being the norm, so at all the restaurants we went to, the owners came over and talked with us. Lots of stories were shared, and lots of advice was given. We were very surprised to find the beach being dog friendly which was great. We also had a person at the beach who made sand sculptures every day. There are so many other things we experienced on this trip that I am sure I am forgetting. In short, I have never had such a relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable vacation in my life. We all had a wonderful time and would consider doing it again.' - Janie, Ed & Travis Gschrey, New York State, USA Also very unique are Casa da FIgueira's tropical gardens and many mature fruit trees (for you to enjoy).

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Sophie, we have had a wonderful time! We are leaving in the morning and are so sad to go! This has been such a nice vacation. We haven't done a real vacation in a very long time. We have done many travel destinations to see cities, but this has been a great relaxing trip! It helps when Amelia somehow secretly does the dishes when you are not looking! :) We have been to three different beaches (found some good surf on the west coast only 25 minutes away for the kids and their boogie boards!), hiked up the mini mountain behind us and walked to the next beach and back, swam in the pool I don't know how many times!, visited "the end of the world", and just walked around and explored the area.

Thanks again for letting us into your home. My 7 year old declared that Portuguese people build really great houses!
Jun 2011
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Luz Praia da Luz Area
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Perfect, relaxing holiday!

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying in Casa da Figueira and for writing such a fantastic review. Indeed, we invest a significant amount of money in keeping Casa da Figueira in excellent condition. Amelia is a treasure and keeps the villa exceptionally clean. George takes really great care of the tropical and fruit gardens. I am happy you were able to enjoy the fresh lime in your drinks. Our clients can enjoy the ripe fruit and herbs. Finally, as you say, Casa da Figueira's location is perfect. It is both really private while at the same time walking distance from everything: the beach, shops, restaurants, trails etc... Looking forward to host you again soon! Sophie (Owner)
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Absolutely beautiful!

  • 5 of 5
Sophie,
Just wanted to tell you what a great trip we all had. The house was roomy and beautiful and having the pool was great! Loved the town and the beach being so close. Onda restaurant was delicious, our favorite too. Went to Sagres, Lagos, and Lisbon. All was so beautiful!!! Amelia was awesome. Don't ever let her go.
The only negatives were the key to the front door. We always had a hard time getting it to lock or unlock. Very tricky to engage. Also the day we arrived, got turned around after the turn from the beach road. Maybe a hand written map by you, naming the streets or the house names we should see, would be better. Other than that, all was great!
Thanks again for sharing your house. We would definitely stay there again if we go back.
Sue Hayes
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Owner's Response: Sue, indeed, Amelia, Casa da Figueira's housekeeper for over 20 years is totally amazing. She keeps the villa in exceptional condition and helps clients in any way she can (even doing your laundry!). This really makes Casa da Figueira unique as very few vacation rentals come with free daily housekeeping. Also, thank you for your two great suggestions. We will make sure the front door lock is fixed. We live in Boston but make a trip to Casa da Figueira a couple times a year to make sure all repairs are taken care of and the villa and gardens are truly a "home away from home"!
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Excellent family holiday house

  • 5 of 5
In May 2014 we we had a wonderful week in Casa de Figueira. The house met Evert expectation, nice and warm pool, clean rooms, good beds, well equipped kitchen and excellent service from the lovely housekeeper!
Our little kids (age 3-7) really enjoyed the pool and beautiful beach, which is easy 5 minute walk from the house.
We would love to come and visit Luz and the casa again!
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Christa, many thanks for vacationing in Casa da Figueira. I am happy your family enjoyed the pool. Indeed Casa da Figueira is excellent vacation home for families of all ages. Amelia, the exceptional and lovely housekeeper, makes the stay even more enjoyable. I hope you return to Casa da Figueira in future years. Regards, Sophie
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Wonderful villa and location

  • 5 of 5
Our stay was great..the villa has everything you will need..great location..the beach was beautiful..and of course Amelia is one of the sweetest ladies..very helpful..thanks again Sophie for all your help to make our two weeks vacation wonderful
  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Owner's Response: Dear Gay, thank you for staying at Casa da Figuiera. Amelia and I (remotely from Boston) will indeed do whatever we can to make our client's stay great and create a "home away from home" for them. I am happy you had a wonderful vacation! Sophie
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beautiful retreat in southern Portugal

  • 5 of 5
Pictures cannot do justice to the charm of the house and the gardens - which are so lovely. It is a peaceful and wonderful retreat and very comfortable. The housekeeper Amelia is always helpful, and the house and grounds are beautifully maintained. There is much to do in the area and something to keep everyone interested and as busy as they want to be - whether it is relaxing by the pool, taking walks, hanging out at the beach, or venturing further afield to explore the scenery and charm of the Algarve. The owners have thought about every detail to make it easy to enjoy your stay. We absolutely loved our visit and hope to return again some day.
  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Owner's Response: Dear Laura, thank you for your kind words. We indeed try to keep Casa da Figueira, the traditional Portuguese villa, in exceptional condition. Amelia has been with us for 25 years and does indeed an amazing job keeping the villa spotless and helping the clients with laundry, information etc.. We are happy to have her! As you say, Casa da Figueira is also ideally located near the beach, cliffs, stores, restaurants etc... no need to even bring a car! Happy to hear you plan to return to Casa da Figueira one day! Sophie
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The Villa is charming, welcoming, comfortable.

  • 5 of 5
We arrived home very late Saturday night after a beautiful week at your villa in Luz! Casa da Figueira is charming, welcoming, comfortable, and filled with so many lovely things that add a personal touch. And such beautiful gardens with so many flowers in bloom! We loved eating oranges right from the tree---a real treat!

We all really appreciated the location and being able to walk to everything. And we did do a lot of walking & hiking. Some even walked to Lagos and took a bus back. It was great to have the pool heated, and it got a lot of use, esp. by our twin grandsons, who are seven.

Amelia is a GEM!! She took excellent care of us and the villa, all with great discretion, as you pointed out. One of the toilets had a problem, so she had the plumber come to fix it. Apparently the clogging was caused by roots, which the plumber was able to correct without installing a new toilet. We did leave two water bottles behind in the kitchen, but only one is of value (insulated stainless steel)

We also had the gift of beautiful weather the entire week----bright blue sky, comfortable temps, and no rain! Also great moon viewing, as it was full during our time there.
  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Owner's Response: Dear Jean, thank you for staying in Casa da Figueira. It is indeed fantastic to be able to eat delicious fruit right off the trees. Depending on the month you go different fruit is ripe. The large fig tree, to which Casa da Figuiera is named, has lots of wonderful figs late July and August.
Sorry you has some bathroom issues but I am delighted that Amelia was able to fix them quickly. She is always ready to help our clients in a discrete way and keeps Casa da Figueira in exceptional condition. I hope you and your family or friends can visit again. Regards!
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Faro
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Praia da Luz
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Lagos
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Luz
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Portimao
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Lagos
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Praia da Luz
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Praia da Luz
Car: not necessary

Casa da Figueira is a beautiful traditional Portuguese villa with a large private heated pool, mature tropical gardens, and daily discrete housekeeping services during weekdays and enclosed garage. Casa da Figueira is only a 5 min easy walk from a beautiful large sandy beach, a lovely village, excellent restaurants, and several cliffs with nature trails for hiking or biking. There are 20 golf courses and 15 wineries within an hour drive. Praia da Luz's waves are also excellent for surfing and other water sports. It is truly your private paradise!

Casa da Figueira is the perfect vacation resort for a relaxing holiday. A fantastic location for a private honeymoon, to bring a couple friends, or for a family get together. Casa da Figueira has 275m2 indoor. There is plenty of room for children to play and adults to relax and enjoy the heated pool, barbeque, garden and orangerie. With 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms the house can accommodate up to eight adults.

Other Activities: What is really nice about Casa da Figueira is that you could easily spend all your vacation time on the property enjoying the large heated pool, the mature tropical gardens with plenty of flowers and trees, the orangerie with lots of fruit, the BBQ area or the front porch. It is truly a private oasis once you enter the gate from the enclosed covered garage into the property.

Once you exit the property you are on Praia da Luz, which used to be a fisherman village. Praia da Luz retains the charm and character of a traditional Portuguese village yet offers excellent facilities to complement the broad, safe, sandy beach. The narrow village streets meander up from the beach, past white-washed houses, an 16th century Fortaleza turned into a romantic restaurant and pretty yellow church offering many different religious services, to the village center with many restaurants, grocery stores, and a few pottery stores.

A lot of historic sites, wineries and golf courses are within 30 min drive. Enjoy!

Golf: The Algarve where Casa da FIgueira is located has over 20 fabulous golf courses and the weather is perfect for golfing year round. There are also 15 wineries within an hour drive from Casa da Figueira. They offer wine tasting and some also do wine making tours.

The Algarve has been selected by the German Golf Magazine as the best place in Europe to play Golf. The Algarve is a highly regarded year-round golfing destination, a true golfer’s paradise. There are over 27 fabulous golf courses in the Algarve with many more under development. Several of them are close to Casa Figueira.

* Boavista (18 holes, 6,053m) is located 5 min from Casa Figueira and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

* Palmares (18 holes, 5,961m), Meia Praia is located 10 min from Casa Figueira in Lagos with spectacular views of the Bay of Lagos.

* Parque da Floresta (18 holes, 5,670m), Budes, Vila de Bispo, 10 min West of Casa Figueira.

* Alto Golf (18 holes, 6,125m), near Alvor, a picturesque fishing village.

* Golfe do Morgado (18 holes, 6,399m), new Championship course lies on the lower slopes fo the Monchique mountains.

* Penina (18 holes, 6,343m), West of Portimao, and surrounded by eucalyptus trees.

We also registered Casa da Figueira as a Portuguese Estabelecimento de Alojamento Local which means we have implemented all safety features and have a tourist license for renting it out.

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Fall SPECIAL RATE 2014
Oct 4 2014 - Nov 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$199
$1,250
$3,999
 
 
Winter SPECIAL RATE 2015
Dec 1 2014 - Mar 13 2015
2 night minimum stay
$149
$899
$2,999
 
 
Spring
Mar 14 2015 - May 29 2015
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,420
$4,800
 
 
June
May 30 2015 - Jun 26 2015
2 night minimum stay
$295
$1,850
$6,400
 
 
Summer
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$425
$2,490
$8,600
 
 
September
Sep 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$295
$1,850
$6,400
 
 
Fall
Oct 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$236
$1,360
$4,540
 
 
Winter
Dec 1 2015 - Mar 11 2016
2 night minimum stay
$175
$995
$3,550
 
 
Spring
Mar 12 2016 - May 27 2016
2 night minimum stay
$265
$1,490
$4,995
 
 
June
May 28 2016 - Jun 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$305
$1,950
$6,400
 
 
Summer
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$435
$2,550
$8,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Notes Rates quotes above are valid when doing payment electronically via bank transfer. 5% charge for VISA (cost me 8%).

Pool heating extra if you desire to heat the pool:Nov-March: $200/wk; April-October: $150/wk - This will need to be added to your invoice.

Cancellation policy: 80% of your deposit will be refunded if cancelled 90 days prior to arrival or if other clients rent at the regular rate.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Luz Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 275 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Full bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Terrace - outdoor shower , Nice to rinse yourself when returning from the beach
    Master bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Safety handle installed on wall near bathtub
    Full bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Safety handle on wall near bathtub
  • There are 3 seperate bathrooms in Casa da Figueira. Two bathrooms have nice size bathtubs with build-in shower, one bathroom has a stand-alone shower. In addition, the twin bedroom also has a build-in sink. There is also a simple shower on the outside patio to rinse yourself after returning from the beach. An electric hairdryer is provided for the use of our clients. No need to pack one!
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 king , 1 baby crib , crib upon free request
    Triple Twin - 3 twin/ single
    Double & Twin - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , child bed or crib free upon request
  • There are three bedrooms in Casa Figueira: The master bedroom has a new king size bed (180cm x 200cm), a large wardrobe and dresser as well as an antique desk. The master bedroom connects into a beautifully renovated private bathroom with a large two-person bathtub and Portuguese sink. A security safe with digital programmable lock is available for your use. The second bedroom has three twin-size beds, a large build-in wardrobe and bookcase. It has a new private sink with large mirror. The third bedroom has beautiful double and twin-size beds and a large build-in wardrobe. A extra baby cot or kid-size folding bed can be provided free of charge. We also provide a high-chair if you need one. Each bedroom has individual heating and air conditioning units, although in the Algarve climate you seldom need to turn these on.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Amelia, our housekeeper of over 20 years, provides discrete housekeeping services during weekday mornings. She will do your laundry using the washer and dryer on the property. So no need to bring many extra clothes if you plan to stay for many days/weeks. Amelia will help you out.If you appreciate her service please do feel free to leave a tip at the end of your trip. Also, no need to pack a hairdryer, there is one provided for the guests to use in the master bedroom. Finally, the newly-remodeled kitchen has all amenities to cook delicious lunches or dinners with fresh ingredients from the local markets and using the lemons from Casa da Figueira's Orangerie or the herbs growing behind the kitchen. If however, you find any utensils missing, just let us know and we will make it is it available before your next stay. Thank you! We want to make sure Casa da Figueira is your 'Home Away from Home' as one of our guests called it recently. Thank you, Sophie and Jesus
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