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Spacious 2 Bedroom Beach Retreat with 2 pools 6 min stroll to beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Peaceful Location, Easy Access, 420 Meters To The Beach

Porta do Paraiso is within 6 minutes stroll from the beach. It sits on a higher landscape with delightful cool breezes. Your holiday home is Unit M on the ground floor of this townhouse building. If you stand at either of the two terraces, far in sight, the grand cliff erects to the sky on the east from a perfect distance, like a huge golden&green screen rewarded by Nature Mother to bring you peaceful tranquillity. near, a few steps from you, the big pool is curly laid out in pure light blue. besides, a smaller pool for kids.

Inside, I designed it in harmony with outside nature. the spacious living room is highlighted with navy decorations, green plants, golden bamboo furnitures. the double bedroom is a GORGEOUS 'sapphire' thanks for the ZARA HOME beddings I newly bought. Twins bedroom is in ZARA HOME wine red and golden, both rooms are suited with carefully selected paintings.

The wash rooms are both spacious and pleasant.

The bedrooms are with ac, however the living room without. But it has big walk out window to welcome in the air.

More Details

Jessica You
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2017

About Jessica You

Hola~~Welcome to Luz holiday retreat!

I have been a journalist for travel magazines. My work takes me travelling a lot, experiencing outstanding hotels. Now as the owner, I'm delighted to provide you a comfortable holiday home. I worked hard on details for you to enjoy every moment of your stay. Your feedback is gratefully appreciated!


Jessica You purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Jessica You chose Lagos region

Porta do Paraiso is within 6 minutes' stroll from the beach. It sits on a higher landscape with cool breezes. If you stand at either of the two terraces, far in sight, the grand cliff erects to the sky on the east from a perfect distance, like a huge golden&green screen rewarded by Nature Mother to bring you peaceful tranquillity.

What makes this apartment unique

Traffic couldn't be more convenient. The main road to Lagos goes behind it. The bus stop is just at the condominium back gate. What's more, there are two parking lots near the bus stop.

Natural scenery is unique, enchanting.

high quality pillows, Egyptian cotton towel, sheets provided.


Luz Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , spacious
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom NO.1 is next to King bedroom, spacious, with tub, shower, toilet, bidet,and sink table. Bathroom NO.2 is next to Twin bedroom, with shower enclosure, sink table, also big. Both are newly renovated.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Golden Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Sapphire King Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Both bedrooms are spacious, with furnitures shown in pictures. Comfortable bed, new pillows, beddings.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Spacious 2 Bedroom Beach Retreat with 2 pools 6 min stroll to beach
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews

Lovely apartment in a small complex

  • 4 of 5

This apartment is in a small complex of 12 townhouses and 2 apartments sharing a pool. It is walking distance to the shops, restaurants and beach. We've stayed in the complex 3 times over the years, but this is the first time in this apartment, which I would recommend. The only negative I have is the communal sun lounges have seen better days, they are saggy and uncomfortable, however I have been told new ones have been approved by the residence committee, sadly not in time for our visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Lovely apartment set in a small tranquil community space.

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely apartment which was a delight to stay in. It has all you'll need for a great Base to make your holiday special. It's just a 5 minute walk to two supermarkets and the beach. There are enough good quality restaurants within 1 minute to 10 minutes walk. The beach is beautiful although it can be windy. The bus to Lagos is just across the street from the apartment and was reliable. You can spend an enjoyable day at Lagos or take a further bus or train from Lagos to Portimao and go to the Shopping Centre and retail park there. We went to Slide n Splash this year and we were collected at the local bus stop and dropped off there again at the end of the day about door to door service. Thank you Jessica for all the information you gave us before we travelled.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pleasant and confortable

  • 5 of 5

This holiday property is well managed, with spacious bedrooms bigger than the look from pictures. We like the pillows and towels which are clean , comfortable and of high quality. It is 6 minutes stroll to the beautiful beach of Luz. It will be better if the tv has larger size.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great holiday in Luz

  • 5 of 5

The weather wasn't so pleasant at the beginning of our holiday. Anyway, my husband and I had a wonderful stay. Our golf experience at Boavista was fantastic ! Jessica's house has elegant ambience. What I liked most was its linen, pillows and towels.

Will certainly come back !

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great apartment with some flaws

  • 3 of 5

This a very spacious 5star apartment with perfect bedrooms and bathrooms. The living roomwith kitchen is quite big with all necessary equipment. Pool is very nice and well maintained. From the pool you have a nice view in the countryside. You can easily walk down to the beach. Many excellent beaches are with 30 min. driving distance. Neighbours were quiet, very nice and helpful.

I have to take one stars for the fact that the apartment is not really well looked after. The owner lives in Lisbon and obviously does not use the apartment herself . The apartment is cleaned but not well maintained. I have sent a list to the owner (front door scratched and can hardly be opened, many light bulbs broken, drawer broken, no bags in the dustbins, etc.. The car gate and the main door can not be opened (no key), no key code is provided for the side door. We had to walk around the block everytime we parked the car. Only the door towards the pool can be used. No parasoil is provided for the patio which is in the sun until afternoon and can therefore be used only for an early breakfast. The Living room ac is out of order (mentioned in the description). For the price requested this is not appropriate.

On the arrival day the cord of the living room sun shutter, which was in bad shape as I discovered after a closer look, ruptered when pulling it up. The shutter rushed down. The owner told us she would try to get it fixed, but nothing happened during the week of our stay. We had a dark living room with no way of getting air in except the small door. The room got very warm with 40°C outside. People in the neighbourhood said, they could get it easily repaired with one day. Obviously the owner had no interest in a repair during our stay. I suggested a reduction of the rent which was refused. The owner accused us having wrecked her shutter by misuse but offered a lower price for next years stay. Therefore I can only give 3 stars.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Spacious cute apartment really well located in Praia da Luz

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was as shown on the pictures, or even better, no surprises. It was clean upon arrival, and linen and towels were spotless. Internet , heater and A/C worked very well. It has two big terraces facing the pool, one of them equipped with terrace furniture, ideal for breakfast and dinner (too hot for lunch)

It is really well located in Praia da Luz. 7 minutes walking to the beach (one of the best in the area after visiting a few) and 10 minutes walking to the village centre. Close (walking distance) to supermarkets and restaurants, but in a very quiet area with no parking struggles. 10 minutes drive to lovely Lagos and to big (and cheaper) supermarkets.

The swimming pool is not very big but enough for the number of apartments in the condo.

There was an issue with the washing machine and Jessica was very helpful and resolved the problem very quickly. Communication was very good.

I would strongly recommend this apartment to other guests and I'd definitively repeat if I visit again Praia da Luz.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
95 Kilometres
Faro airport is 95km,
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Restaurants and bars outside the condo.
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Ferry in Portimao
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Boavista Golf Club
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Train station in Lagos
Nearest Motorway
0.6 Kilometres
highway junction 1 A22
Nearest Beach
0.4 Kilometres
Praia da Luz beach is within 6 minutes walk
Car: not necessary

Restaurants and bars outside the condo.

Church is 10 minutes walk


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $239.12

The weekly price is subject to 4 adults.
The weekly price includes the following services:
- At the end of the week (after 7 nights) Cleaning service including change of bed linen
and fresh towels
Monthly rental pls confirm with me for details.
If clients want to cancel booking, any cost on the booking will be paid by the clients.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.