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Charming, spacious apartment with exclusive club facilities - near beach, shops

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Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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5 - 7 nights


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Our charming, spacious (~134 m²) and self-catering apartment with free WiFi, is ideally located in the heart of Praia da Luz, just a 5-minute walk to the beach, restaurants, shops and other local amenities. It is a part of Palm Bay, an upscale complex of 2-storey apartment buildings, constructed with the highest standards and good taste. The resort has immaculately maintained grounds and lavish semi-tropical gardens.

You will have also have access to the following facilities of a 4 star hotel nearby called Hotel Luz Bay Club:

Swimming Pools: There are 3 pools (1 for children) - Free access for our guests.

Tennis courts: Several tennis courts to choose from at a special price for guests (4€/hour). Lessons can be requested.

The hotel also has jacuzzi, Turkish bath, massage and sauna.

Apartment details: Upon climbing a few steps, you reach our apartment in the first floor. There’s an entrance hall, a guest bedroom to your left, a bathroom with WC then a fully-fitted kitchen to your right. The kitchen has granite work top and a bar counter to facilitate service towards the dining room. There are large living and dining rooms, each with double glazed sliding doors leading to the veranda. The living room has an office space.

In the rear are two bedrooms. The master’s bedroom has a queen-sized bed, a bookshelf, a small sitting area with a newly upholstered armchair & a table, a built-in closet, a safe for your valuables as well as an en-suite bathroom with WC. The guest bedroom, on the other hand, has 2 twin beds (which can be put together as a king-sized bed for couples, if requested), a built-in closet, a huge antique armoire and a small balcony. If necessary, we can accommodate a maximum of 6 persons but the 2 additional guests will not have any bedroom. We have a very comfortable, king-sized inflatable bed. It has a powerful, plug-in pump that provides hands-free inflation and deflation in just a few minutes. Beddings will be provided for this extra bed.

Our spacious 18 m² veranda has a distant sea view. It is also overlooking part of the resort complex. We have a newly upholstered armchair, lounging chair, a parasol, a charcoal barbecue grill and tables/chairs for 9 persons.

We have another apartment nearby with stunning views from a communal rooftop terrace. Upon request, we can give you access to this rooftop terrace where you can take souvenir photos and savour breathtaking views of the sea, cliffs and the village.

Our goal is to make your vacation a wonderful and memorable experience. To do this, we constantly put ourselves in your shoes and ask “What are our expectations as guests”? Having a clean, comfortable and nicely decorated lodging is the first item in our list. In fact, we refurbished our flat a few months ago by bringing in furniture and decorations from Paris. We also bought new beddings and linen from New York. Moreover, our idea of a kitchen is a well-equipped one in terms of appliances, cookware as well as bakeware, gadgets, dish & hand towels, etc. Likewise, we are not in favor of a common practice among self-catering rentals in the Algarve whereby basic bathroom toiletries are not provided for. We even have several beach towels and ice chests for your use. We feel that you, our guests, should not be inconvenienced, especially when you're on a holiday. We may not have reviews yet since we have been renting out our flat to Ocean Club's clients in the past. Rest assured though that we will make your stay a memorable and enjoyable one!

Praia da Luz “Beach of Light” is considered a hidden gem in Western Algarve. Although hotels, lodgings, restaurants and shops have sprung up, it still preserves the charm of what was once a fisherman’s village. Praia da Luz is a cosmopolitan and relatively small seaside resort, definitely a far cry from over-crowded resorts in Central Algarve. A fine, golden sandy beach is found between the Rocha Negra “Black Rock” and a fort dating back to the 16th century. This fort has now been converted into a restaurant with spectacular sceneries. There is also a pleasant cobble-stone promenade lined with beautiful palm trees. During the high season, there are craft and food stands along this promenade.

There are various activities in and around Praia da Luz and Lagos (the closest municipality, which happens to be Algarve's oldest city). Some activities are listed below:


For golf enthusiasts, the renowned Boavista Golf and Spa Resort Centre will be a welcome treat. It has quality golf facilities in a magnificent setting. It is just a 6 -minute drive from the apartment.

Just a short drive away is Espiche Golf, a challenging 18-hole course spread across a spectacular countryside view of lakes, streams and indigenous tropical plants, with a distant view of local vineyards and the Monchique Mountains.

Other courses nearby are:

Parque da Floresta bordering the Costa Vicentin Natural Reserve

Onyria Palmares in Lagos facing the Alvor Lagoon, Meia Praia and Lagos Bay -

Horseback Riding

There are several stables that offer equestrian activities with trails along the seaside or through picturesque parks. Two of these stables are listed below:

Tiffanys Riding Centre

Quinta Paraíso Alto Riding Centre -

Water Sports

The Algarve, known for its spectacular waves, is a surfer’s haven. But just about any water sports can be practiced here: parasailing, water-skiing, sailing, pedalo and paddling, canoeing, jet-skiing, diving, big game fishing, banana rides, etc.

Boat trips for visiting grottos “caves” and/or watching dolphins & whales

There are many incredible caves along the coastline between Praia da Luz and Lagos. One of the most famous is “Ponta da Piedade” in Lagos. Should you want to visit these grottos and/or watch dolphins and whales, you can easily arrange these trips with boat operators. Their representatives are based at the Praia da Luz beach or nearby Lagos.

To cite a few boat operators:


Beach Hut Water Sports Splash

Water Parks

If you’re a fan of water parks then go and spend a day at the Slide & Splash water park. It is located near Lagoa, in Vale de Deus, Estombar. Coaches can pick you up at Praia da Luz (pre-booking a must!). It boasts of its dolphin shows, aquariums (with different species of tropical fish as well as sharks, crocodiles and turtles), aquatic rides, pools, water slides, 4-D cinema, picnic areas, shops and restaurants.

Slide and Splash

Another famous water park worth visiting is Aqualand

Mountain Biking

Bikes can be rented at reasonable prices. You can visit nearby villages or picturesque parks.

Other beaches near Praia da Luz

Praia do Burgau (6 kms, ~10 mns)

Praia Dona Ana (7 kms, ~12 mns), cited by Conde Nast Traveller (the luxury travel magazine) as one of the 50 best beaches in the world

Praia do Camilo (8 kms, ~13 mns)

Meia Praia (10 kms, ~18 mns)

Praia da Salema (14 kms, ~18 mns)

Praia do Zavial (19 kms, ~25 mns)

Praia da Ingrina (22 kms, ~25 mns)

Praia do Castelejo (23 kms, ~28 mns)

Praia do Martinhal (27 kms, ~29 mns)

Praia da Mareta (28 kms, ~29 mns)

Praia do Tonel (28 kms, ~29 mns)

Praia do Beliche (30 kms, ~32 mns)

Praia de Monte Clérigo (40 kms, ~39 mns), has the much coveted “blue flag” beach certification for its high environmental and quality standards

Praia da Arrifana (42 kms, ~42 mns)

Carrapateira (33 kms, 30 mns) is worth visiting for its magnificant cliffs and virgin beaches:

Praia do Amado (34 km, ~36 mns), also cited by Conde Nast Traveller (the luxury travel magazine) as one of the 50 best beaches in the world

Praia da Bordeira (35 kms, ~37 mns)

Exploring the western Atlantic coast

If you have a car and wish to uncover the natural beauty of the western Atlantic coast then you will not be disappointed. The dramatic, rugged coastline with breathtaking views, runs from Sagres, the southwestern tip of Algarve (just 28 kms from the apartment) all the way to Odeceixe in the north (~ 50 km away). It is part of the protected “Parque Natural da Costa Vicentina” and therefore, virtually untouched by tourism. Here, you won’t see resorts but rather, virgin beaches and scattered hamlets and villages.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

En arrivant dans votre appartement, nous avons trouvé des propriétaires très chaleureux et attentionnées. L'appartement est très fonctionnel et agréable. Nous avons passé un agréable séjour avec une sortie en mer que nos petits enfants ne sont pas prêt d'oublier car nous avons eu la chance de voir des baleines et dauphins. Nous avons fait la visite des grottes avec un petit bateau de pêcheur, rien que nous quatre. Les enfants sont ravis. Nous avons découvert les plats portugais - un délice. Nous quittons le sud du Portugal pour découvrir Evora et ensuite Lisbonne pour 3 jours. Nous reviendrons pour visiter le nord du Portugal. Un grand merci aux propriétaires.
Oct 2015
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Charming, spacious apartment with exclusive club facilities - near beach, shops
average rating of 4.75 based on 7 reviews

Very clean and a great location..!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is by spacious, clean and in a fantastic location. Rose and Andre looked after us all the time from before we got there to when we left. I cannot rate their service or the apartment highly enough. You have all you need in the apartment and it is well placed for supermarkets, restaurants and of course the beach. The swimming pool, although a short walk of 7 minutes, is really good and very clean. You do not need a car as everything is in walking distance and there is a good bus service to Lagos.

The ad description to this property is very accurate.

Our thanks again Rose and Andre for a wonderful stay and we hope to be able to book next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Agréable séjour,accueil sympathique, belle région.

  • 4 of 5

bonne prise de contact avec la propriétaire par mail après la réservation. Personne sérieuse et agréable. les photos sur le site ne sont pas trompeuses l'appartement est très spacieux et la plage est à proximités.

Nous avons passé un agréable séjour et merci pour l'accueil sympathique que nous avons reçus.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup pour vos précieux commentaires ainsi que pour la belle plante que vous nous avez offert. Nous sommes heureux que vous avez apprécié votre séjour à Praia da Luz. Bien cordialement - André & Rose
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Lovely apartment in beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in February. The flat was spacious, clean, nicely furnished and well equipped. It included a lovely balcony where we enjoyed our breakfast in the sun every morning.

Having access to the club facilities, we made the most of it and played tennis every day. We also played golf at Espiche Golf which is a short drive away and offers great facilities and a beautiful 360 degrees view of the golf course. There are number of nice walks you can do in the area. We would recommend going to the top of the hill in Praia da Luz (approximately 20 minute walk to the top) with a picnic and enjoy the amazing view of the town and sea at sunset.

The beach is only a 5 minute walk away and there are many good restaurants nearby. Make sure you ask Rose and Andre (the owners) for recommendations. Thank you so much for your help and warm welcome. We will definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your kind comments. We are delighted that you have good souvenirs of your vacation here. Our main goal is to make our guests’ holidays as enjoyable and comfortable as possible. Glad to hear too that you took advantage of our club facilities. These are indeed an added attraction for our guests. Praia da Luz is a hidden gem in the Algarve - a far cry from other over-crowded coastal resorts. You don’t even need a car because the beach, shops and restaurants are all accessible by foot. We look forward to welcoming you again ... perhaps in the near future? Cheers - André & Rose
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Wonderful apartment with everything you need

  • 5 of 5

A great apartment, large balcony, nicely furnished and having really everything you need. Perfect for a family since it is very spacious and you have 3 pools, shops, supermarket, beach, and restaurants nearby. The welcoming and friendliness of Rose and André was overwhelming and we felt extremely well cared for. Our highest recommendation for this wonderful apartment and the nicest owners ever. We enjoyed our two weeks vacation and relaxed perfect. Our thanks again to Rose and André for making this an unforgettable vacation for us.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Marion, Anton and Valentin, We are extremely touched by your review on us as hosts, our apartment as well as your recent holiday in Praia da Luz and nearby sites. For this, we thank you! For us, it’s natural to welcome you, our guests, with warmth and hospitality. It was a pleasure to have met you and we are very happy that you have wonderful souvenirs of your recent stay here. Enjoy the rest of the summer. Kind regards - André and Rose
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Praia da Luz
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Luz Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
October 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
November to December 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 10 2016
5 night minimum stay
January 16 to March 2017
Jan 14 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
April 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 2017
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
June 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
July - September 2, 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $435

100% refund for cancellations 30 days or more before check-in date

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Luz Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Town
  • Village
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master's bedroom with en suite bathroom & WC - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Our flat has 2 bedrooms with a queen-sized bed and two twin beds. If necessary, we can accommodate a maximum of 6 persons. We have a very comfortable, king-sized inflatable bed. It has a powerful, plug-in pump that provides hands-free inflation and deflation in just a few minutes. Beddings will be provided for this extra bed.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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