Apt. T1 Offers A Spacious Terrace of 12m2.facing South With Sea View.
- english, french, german, portuguese, dutch, arabic
About Michelle (owner)
Michelle and Willem been married for 31 years.She is from Canada, Montreal. Speaks French, English, Dutch and Portuguese. Her husband is from Holland has a captain´s licence and speaks Dutch, English, German, Arabic,, French, Hivrit and Portuguese. They have been living in Portugal for the last 16 years with their daughter Suzanne. Casita das Andainas is their second apt here in the Algarve for holiday rental. With their experience they aim to answer all your expectations and wishes.
Michelle (owner) purchased this Apartment in 2013
Why Michelle (owner) chose Santa Luzia
Years ago we discovered Santa-Luzia and found it to be an authentic, friendly small fishing village. Walking along the boulevard on the river bank we feel that time slows down here to a peaceful rhythm. It´s easy to enjoy simple things like a nice coffee in the morning on one of the plenty sunny terraces watching the fisherman going out to sea. Or sipping a nice wine on a peaceful evening while the aquatic birds fly once more over the lagoon to find their resting ground for the night. This particular region of the east Algarve is known as the Polvo coast, the coast of the octopus, for most of the octopus caught in the Algarve comes from Santa-Lucia.The restaurants along the boulevard all have their own recipes for delicious octopus dishes. The overall genuine atmosphere of the place made us decide to buy an apartment for tourist rental and,eventually, our own old age.
What makes this Apartment unique
The main features of this apt is the lovely well maintained street with it's mature trees and the proximity of the RiaFormosa Nature Reserve with the Ilha Estreita beach.The apt. itself has a comfortable feeling to it because of the quality of the wood finish and glazed doors. The terrace with its breath-taking sea-view has the perfect size for sun bathing, family barbecue or just lazy days. Its a quiet street even in the high season, you are just far enough to be away from it all and close enough to join in, a small walk away.
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Perfect for a relaxing holiday . A beautiful location
Great contact with Michelle and Wilhem . Our only disappointment was that in website it states there was a hot tub on roof terrace but that was not the case . The apartment is great and everything and more that you need .
Our first visit to Portugal and won’t be our last .
12 day stay
Lovely clean and well organised apartment. Owner had thought of everything one could possibly need, this was outstanding. St Luzia remains a lovely atmospheric place to stay. Would recommend apartment. Thank you.
Our stay in Santa Luiza
The apartment was well equipped with the basics, superb value for money. Mechelle and willum were very helpful we shall return
Thank you for your nice revieuw and you were also well appreciated as guests.
Santa luzia is a lovely relaxing town.
The apartment is in a nice situation but is in need of up-date. A background heating system would make a difference as we experience the place to be extremely cold. I 'm sorry to say I feel it was dirty, it was not up to a standard I would expect. The appliances all need replacing.
I believe this property deserves a better review. I put a lot of effort to make sure that my guests are confortable en enjoying their stay. This guest arrived in january, the coldest month of the year, between 16ºc max to 6ºc min. The apartment is equiped with a combi airco/heater in the living room/kitchen area with a thermostat so it can be adjust hot or cold as you need. The sleeping room has radiator and a warm duvet plus extra blankets. The bathroom has also a space heater to shower in comfort.
I've been cleaning holiday rental for 20 years and never had complains on the contrary "read other reviews". My apartment is cleaned and desinfected for every new guests, clean linen ect. After this guests departure I found the bathroom had mold. In Portugal it is a commun problem due to humidity and bad insulation. I believe I did advice the guest to leave the door open after showering, to let the humidity out of the bathroom.
The appliances of the apartment are on the old side but still in perfect functioning condition. I always ask my guests to contact me in case of failure. So I can fix it as fast as possible. Last week we change the tap in the kitchen. I don't see the point to replace good functioning apppliances if the old ones do the job. In the winter months we offer affordable pricing to escape the winter. It is not a luxury holiday rental but an affordable break in the winter.
I sincerely hope this response clears the subject for futur guests. Michelle
A good place to relax, enjoy the sun and the views!
Michelle was very friendly and welcoming, contactable before and throughout our stay and willing to help and answer our questions, for example translating a message left on our car that they were going to resurface the road! She even suggested an alternative parking space!
The apartment was comfortable and had all the facilities that we needed, the only slight drawback was that there was no direct access to the roof terrace. However this small inconvenience was more than compensated for by the view, refrigerator, sink, barbeque and comfortable sun beds.
The apartment is within easy walking distance of the harbour, restaurants and a couple of small supermarkets, the larger supermarkets are 10 minutes away by car in Tavira.
Barril Beach on Ihla de Tavira, accessed by ferry or by a pedestrian bridge at Pedras de El-Rei and then a mini train ride and Manta Rota Beach, further away towards the Spanish Border, are highly recommended as they are mainly unspoilt and large so that there is plenty of room for everyone
Thank you for providing the place for the rest and relaxation we needed
Santa Luzia Property
Great location, competitive pricing, new sun beds on lovely south facing terrace, more than adequate facilities/amenities however lack of air conditioning in bedroom means 4 star rather than 5
Dear Angela, in order to keep our prices competive we have to keep down our expenses aswel. We provided a fan in the sleeping room. The sleeping room is on the north side so it doesn't get that warm only in extreme heat wave. So we don't see the necessity yet to purchase one. But we will keep your suggestion in mind for the futur.
Thank you for sharing.
Why we choose Santa-Luzia? First of all for it's beautiful 12km uncrowded,clean and safe beaches. The beach of Terra Estreita is only 5min by ferry boat away and Barril beach at 1.5km easy walk.along the Ria Formosa. Than across the river by narrow-gauge train.
The village itself offers all year around good restaurants, bars with live-music at weekend nights and of course a welcom feeling from the uncomplicated local people of the east Algarve.
Santa.Lucia is only 3km from the historical roman town of Tavira-The Venice of the Algarve: Tavira is located 3km east, is a picturesque town nicknamed 'Venice of the Algarve' witch date back to 2000 BC an illustration of medieval,renaissance and baroque art, crammed with historic church, a castle, an ancient Roman bridge and various museum (the area is renowned for its fishing history / particulary for tuna) frequent art exhibitions are also in display. Maps and orientation are provided on what to see.
From Tavira by train you can reach all the coast of the Algarve and maybe make a trip to Ayamonte, Spain, 20 min by train and ferry, to enjoy tapas and Spanish hospitality.
Also 10 min by train to the small village of Fuzeta where you will find the school of kite surfing, dolphin siting tours or leasure trips on the Ria Formosa and deep see fishing. If you are more of the sporty type, the ecovia of the Algarve will bring you trough the beautiful scenery of the salt pans where a multitude of birds can be watched such as, flamingo, stork and a various other aquatics birds.
Further in the west Algarve you will find Zoo marine, 40min on the motorway where you can swim with dolphins. Or water shoot park Loulé, 35 min. Excellent markets: Tavira, Fuzeta,Moncarapacho, Ayamont, Cacela Nova and many more. Michelle and William ,the owners, have official schedule of all the markets in the apt and google maps of all destination worth visiting
.Algarve as the best golfing climate in europe and Santa-Luzia is only at 8 km from the Benamor top range golf course and facilities. to the west you have the Vale de Lobo.Quinta de Lago. To the east Quinta a cima, Quinta da Ria within 15 min drive.