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Apartment in Praia da Luz Algarve - with panoramic views and two pools

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

A 2 bedroom,1 bathroom apartment, with 3 balconies, sleeps 4 adults (and 1 baby)

This spacious 2 bedroom duplex apartment (first and second floor) is set in a small, quiet complex. It is only a 15 minute walk into the small town of Praia da Luz. a beautiful Portuguese village, near the town of Lagos on the western Algarve coast. All amenities are close by including the beach, supermarkets and restaurants .

The apartment has many features including on the second floor a modern kitchen with all the necessary appliances and utensils. The dining area seats four people and the living room, with its flat screen TV, Free Wi-FI, has a fabulous panoramic sea view over the gardens and the two pools.

On the first floor is the main bedroom which leads out on to a large terrace with sun loungers/parasols for private sun bathing and barbecuing, etc. The second bedroom also leads out on to a terrace and is generally cooler in summer. The modern bathroom has a shower over the bath.

The apartment has most things that you could want whilst on holiday including: Satellite TV, (free channels only) DVD player, (a good selection of DVDs for your enjoyment), radio/CD player, paperbacks, cards, dominoes, etc

The FREE outdoor evening entertainment in Lagos is hard to beat! Artists, musicians, dancers, jugglers, etc perform during the Summer months.

There are numerous beaches along the coast - some are big and spectacular, others are small and quiet, all are clean and safe.

There are a number of theme parks such as: Slide and Splash, Aqualand and Zoomarine, all within driving distance.

There is an array of shopping experiences to be had from the traditional shops in Luz, to the Algarve Retail Shopping Centre - a large, modern shopping mall with all the amenities including, restaurants, bowling alley, etc. Everything you could ask for.

Although our guests enjoy the peaceful atmosphere, they say that there is always plenty to do and consequently have the best of both worlds. To read what our guests say about their stay in the apartment, please take a minute and read their views.

More Details

Jeff Colligan
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

About Jeff Colligan

I live in Southport UK and purchased my holiday home in 2005.

Jeff Colligan purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Jeff Colligan chose Lagos region

I bought this property because of its location and charm. It is close enough to Praia da Luz and Lagos, but also a short drive away from the traditional Portuguese villages and national park.

The apartment has a number of features e.g. it is over two floors, it has character and it has a homely feel.

And finally....the view is spectacular!

What makes this apartment unique

It is quiet, relaxing, friendly and... have I mentioned the view?

AL Portuguese Tourist Licence 13549.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'We had a lovely time on our holiday, the apartment was super, there was everything and more than we needed or expected, just like home from home. We would definitely recommend it. Thank you very much.'

'It was a great week with excellent weather. We really enjoyed staying at your apartment 10 Vilamar. It had all we needed. We enjoyed using the DVD's you had available. The walk to Burgau was much the same as I remember it ten years ago. Thanks again.'

'Really enjoyed the peace and quiet - managed to finish my book at last.'

'We were glad of the 3 balconies - it meant that we had one each, especially when we wanted our own space.'
Nov 2007
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Luz Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • The modern bathroom has a toilet, wash basin, bidet and a powerful shower over the bath.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , ceiling fan
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , ceiling fan
  • The main Bedroom has a double bed, 2 wardrobes and ample storage space. Bedroom 2 has 2 single beds, a wardrobe and ample storage space. Both bedrooms have ceiling fans and both have their own private, separate balconies. There is a travel baby cot with some baby linen.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The apartment is managed by my local manager who can be contacted if there are any problems. The apartment is serviced, towels are changed every 3 to 4 days and bed linen is changed at the end of each week. Please bring your own towels for the beach or pool sunbathing. Heaters and blankets are provided for times of the year when the evenings get a little cool. We try to be flexible on change over days to accommodate client's flight arrangements. We will also do our best to offer advice with flights, car rentals, taxi hire, etc.


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Apartment in Praia da Luz Algarve - with panoramic views and two pools
average rating of 4.717949 based on 40 reviews

The perfect holiday apartment for all

  • 5 of 5

I can not recommend this apartment highly enough. It is situated with easy access to Prai da Luz and many other small villages along the coastline. The apartment itself is beautiful.

When we arrived and opened the door we were more than delighted with what we saw. The apartment is exceptionally clean and tidy and all the fixtures and fittings are of excellent quality. It is the nicest apartment that we have ever been lucky enough to book. There was everything that we could possibly require in the apartment and excellent kitchen and bathroom facilities. It was spotlessly clean and very well maintained.

There are two swimming pools in the garden; one adult size and a second smaller one for the children for anyone not wishing to go to the beach. It is completely safe due to the key only access for the guests.

There are many places to eat out either in Prai da Luz or any of the small villages near by. There is also an English Pub for those who enjoy a good pint and good lunch time snacks. We liked the African restaurant in the town. It is child friendly, always busy, has superb food and I advise anyone wishing to go to book first.

Our favorite village was Bagau a couple of miles to the west. The beach was very safe for children and the cafe/restaurant was superb. The food was exceptional; from sandwiches to a full meal.

If you want an apartment that is just that little bit special this is it !!

I will certainly recommend it to any one I know who wishes to visit the western Algarve.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We work hard at trying to ensure that all our guests enjoy their stay. We provide lots of useful information, best beaches, restaurants, etc. People return year on year.
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Very nice stay

  • 4 of 5

Villa was well appointed and comfortable. Perhaps a little strange over two floors and with the narrowness of the layout a little cramped but nothing to spoil the holiday. Pool was nice but we did feel a little as "outsiders" when towels were on loungers by early morning! Location good, easy walk to town, lots of good places to eat and for cocktails.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The apartment is a duplex over two floors with the bedrooms and bathroom on the lower floor. This keeps the bedrooms cool in the summer. The pool gets busier in the summer months and if people go for an early morning swim, they probably leave their towels on the loungers. It's my holiday home so I always keep it comfortable and chose it for its location and nearby restaurants.
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Great location, just 10 mins walk to Praia

  • 4 of 5

Quite location with a lovely pool area, plenty of free sun beds. Apartment beautifully clean with 3 balconies, good fitted kitchen and lounge area, downstairs to 2 bedrooms and bathroom.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Although the apartment is located in a quiet area, it is within walking distance to the centre of Praia da Luz, supermarkets and the lovely beach. The pool and gardens rarely get busy and sun beds are provided free of charge. I like to think my apartment has everything you would want and is looked after and maintained by my local manager and myself.
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Toller Urlaub in Portugal mit Familie und Kinder

  • 4 of 5

Bescheidene aber schöne Wohnung, mit alles was man für den Urlaub brauchte. Sehr ruhige Lage. Mit ein Mietwagen hat man viele Möglichkeiten verschiedene und unterschiedliche Strände zu erreichen. Wasserparken und andere Attraktionen für die Kinder kann man mit dem Auto ebenso erreichen.

Mit dem Vermieter lief alles Spitze. Er hat immer auf unsere Fragen und E-Mails sofort beantwortet. War ein sehr schöner Urlaub!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always try to provide everything guests will need for their stay whilst on holiday in the apartment. Keeping in touch with my guests (email and telephone if required) allows them to feel confident about the booking and ensures that everything is in order.
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Great apartment,great location, would recommend

  • 5 of 5

Apartment was as described, well equiped, clean and great views. The small complex has a nice pool and bar area for your use and its just a short stroll to town and the nearby beach. Many beautiful bays are also easily accessible by a short car journey if you have a hire car but even without a car the Praia de Luz beach is also scenic and perfect for those who want the beach. Liaising with the owner was also quick and easy and he was very good at providing information and responding to any queries. We would recommend this to anyone

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I try to equip the apartment with everything that my guests will need, keep in spotlessly clean and provide as much information as I can. I always liaise with my guests so they can feel assured and know what to expect in terms of location, beaches, restaurants, etc. Did I mention the fantastic view......?
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Very well maintained clean property quiet complex

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with our apartment, it was very clean on arrival. The complex itself is quiet and the pool is very well maintained.

The owner Jeff was brilliant, very accommodating and the information folder left in the apartment was very useful. The apartment is located on a bit of a hill, but as we hired a car it wasn't a problem for us. For families with small children I would recommend a hire car, it is especially useful when you need to pick up shopping.

The food on site was very nice (basic bar food burgers etc) and the food at the weekly BBQ was also very good.

The local beach was very nice and clean and our kids enjoying playing on it.

The restaurants I would like to mention are Chaplins (great for kids) and the Royal Garden Chinese restaurant also did amazing food.

Thanks Jeff we had a great time.

Kind Regards,

The Chandler family.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I always strive to keep the apartment spotlessly clean and provide guests with as much information as they want. During summer, the hotel complex provides snacks, meals, barbecues, etc, and is generally good value for money. The complex and the pools are well maintained and never get too busy. The resort of Praia da Luz has a fabulous, clean, safe beach and several different types of good restaurants.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Clive's bar
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
A22 junction 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Amici (Italian) at St James apartments
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Praia da Luz
Car: not necessary

Vilamar is a quiet, relaxing family run complex. Breakfasts, light snacks and bar facilities are all reasonably priced and are available during April to October.

Praia da Luz has several shops, cafes, excellent restaurants, well stocked supermarkets and a safe sandy beach - the central attraction for many visitors. It also has a Doctor and Dentist surgery.

Why not explore the historical town of Lagos and its fabulous marina - only 10 minutes drive away.

Travel half an hour up the West Coast and experience the most amazing beaches and waves.

Travel half a hour in other directions and you will be able to experience a number of water Theme Parks, excellent Retail Shopping or traditional rural Portuguese villages.

There are numerous walks including the one from Luz to Burgau (60 minutes) with its spectacular cliff top views over the Atlantic.

The journey from Faro airport takes approximately 55 minutes using the motorway. Directions will be provided.

Golf: There are four golf courses all within 20 minutes drive of 10 Vilamar. The closest is Boavista - just 5 minutes away on the road to Lagos.


Rates & Availability

Luz Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
high summer
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
late summer
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
early summer
May 1 2018 - May 31 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $130.72

The price includes clean towels and linen, use of two pools and loungers, private car park and all utilities, (gas,electric and water).

Before departure you will receive information regarding the apartment keys, directions and useful information about the apartment/complex.

A Food Welcome Pack (tea, milk, bread, water, cheese, etc) can be ordered when making a booking and paid locally in euros.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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