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Non-Overlooked Private 'Top Floor' Waterfront Apartment in Santa Luzia, Algarve

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Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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Beautiful Sea Views, Perfect Location, Frontline - 25 Metres to Waters Edge

Our top floor (2nd floor) Apartment is in a prime waterfront location in the unspoilt fishing village of Santa Luzia.

Our spacious non-overlooked private terrace with built in BBQ commands stunning uninterrupted views by day and amazing sunsets by night superbly positioned by the waters edge of the Ria Formosa in the unspoilt fishing village of Santa Luzia, 4km west of Tavira.

For your comfort there are Air-Conditioning units in the bedroom and lounge for cooling in the summer and heating for the winter evenings.

We will meet & greet you at the apartment, show you how everything works and advise you on the best restaurants, places of interest etc.

There is a lovely fresh fruit & veg shop to the front of the apartment block and is adjacent to all amenities including great fresh seafood restaurants, a speciality Tea shop, Rent-A-Bike Shop, grocery stores, pharmacy, bank and small shops.

Once you are here, you do not need a car as everything is a short stroll away. If you wish to explore further afield then a car is advisable.

The white sandy beaches are safe, gently sloping and can be reached by ferry boat, which you can see sitting from your terrace or take a short walk to catch the miniature railway to Barril beach near Pedras del Rei complex which has a swimming pool.

The beach Islands of the Ria Formosa are renowned for being peaceful, uncrowded, safe and unpolluted, there are beach restaurants and shower facilities. The renting of boats, windsurf boards etc are available.

You can also hire a water taxi to Santa Luzia beach which is particularly empty compared with Barril and has a nice beach snack bar.

The apartment is only 8 Km's from Junction 16 of the A22 motorway, near the lovely old town of Tavira; it is an ideal base to explore the eastern Algarve.

The fishing village is part of the Ria Formosa Natural Reserve Park, a large system of tidal lagoons. A perfect location for long walks to discover the marvellous world of fauna and flora that lives in this part of the Eastern Algarve coast, a bird watchers paradise.

Santa Luzia has beautiful terraces where you can enjoy a meal and a drink or two with the locals and watch the world go by, it's Bars and Restaurants serve excellent and reasonably priced food.

Not only has the Algarve the best golfing climate in Europe it also has some of the best courses and facilities.

To the West, Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo courses are within 30 mins of the Apartment and Vilamoura a further 15 mins further on.

Benamor, Quinta de Cima and the Quinta de Ria are within 10 minutes and Castro Marim a further 15 minutes.

The watershoot park near Loule is only 35 Minutes away and is great fun! Or swim with the dolphins at Zoomarine within 45 minutes.

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

Property Manager
Brian Beckwith
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the manager

Mr&Mrs J.F. - Wilts - 'We both had a wonderful holiday, the apartment was splendid and in a great location.'

Mr&Mrs V.B. - Cardiff - 'We had a fabulous holiday and the apartment was great with fantastic views.'

Mrs J.C. - Hants - 'Thank you for the rental of your superb apartment, we had a lovely relaxing holiday, great location with beautiful views and wonderful sunsets.'

Mrs A.G. - Yorks - 'Lovely apartment with everything we needed, very relaxing holiday, thank you.'
Nov 2007
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Non-Overlooked Private 'Top Floor' Waterfront Apartment in Santa Luzia, Algarve
average rating of 4.5 based on 13 reviews

Amazing holiday resort.

  • 4 of 5

Our stay in your apartment was for us one of the most relaxing holiday we have had over recent years.The Apartment is in an lovely position facing out over the Ria Formosa with excellent views.Santa Luzia is an old fishing village with a great deal of charm and a slow pace of life which we really enjoyed.The apartment was as described and would have no hesitation in booking it again.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a lovely review. We love the peace and tranquillity the apartment and surrounding area offers. We are fortunate to have a great frontline location and being on the top floor excellent views of the Ria Formosa. Santa Luzia is a very special unspoilt fishing village and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Kind Regards Brian & Christine
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Great Apartment in a Fantastic Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in this apartment in the charming fishing village of Santa Luzia. The apartment was exactly as described, with a very convenient location, excellent presentation and amazing views. The views from the terraces were endlessly changing and we had superb weather for 6 of the 7 days we were there. Santa Luzia is a working village as well as a tourist destination which makes for a good ambience, even out of season. Lots of good restaurants, selection of mini supermarkets and convenient for bigger destinations such as Tavira, which is a beautiful town. We toured along the coast, with its amazing beaches and even did a day trip to Seville - just under 2 hours drive.

All in all, this was one of the best holidays we have had. The apartment has everything you need and the whole booking process and arragements worked very smoothly and efficiently.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Linda, Thank you for your valued feedback, we are very lucky to have one of the best locations in one of the best unspoilt fishing villages in Europe. We have many guests who return year after year to this special place in the sun. It is important to us that we have described the apartment accurately so the perception is a reality when you walk through the front door and out onto the private terrace with fantastic views over the Ria Formosa that are ever-changing. We are pleased that we were able to help you with the booking process and all went as smoothly as possible which is comforting for holiday makers booking the apartment for the first time. Thank you for taking the time to write the review and we hope you will add to the increasing number of returning guest list. Kind Regards Brian & Christine
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Great Holidays in a wonderful Place

  • 5 of 5

Everybody who wants to make holidays in the very nice fishing village of Santa Luzia will love this beautiful apartment and feel like home from home!

It offers not only a wonderful 360° view from the roof-terrace, but as well a view over the harbour, to the beach and sunset from the huge balcony in front of the kitchen and bedroom, where you will find everything you want (BBQ, table and chairs for sitting outside...).

Inside the apartment offers all comforts, plenty of space, washing-machine, micro-wave, fridge, TV, Radio, heaters, bath tub, a comfortable bed and the cosy living-room has even another terrace with view to a place, where you can watch the old men playing Boule every afternoon.

Everything is like to be seen on the photos, only that i reality the rooms seem wider than on the pictures.

The apartment is the last one in the first row to the river, it is very quiet, but you have only 1 minute to a small supermarket and only some footsteps to bars and restaurants, where you will meet not only tourists, but also friendly fishermen and other locals .

Brian helps you in arranging everything.

So you will spend very fine holidays here which I will recommend to friends and family in my native Germany.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Siggi, Many thanks for your kind comments, everything you have said is true, it is a lovely self catering apartment in a fantastic location. Kind Regards Brian & Christine
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Rental in Santa Luzia, Portugal

  • 4 of 5

This apartment on the Algarve had everything we needed. The rooms were spacious and the bed was comfortable. We had a fridge, microwave, and stove, and lots of cupboard space, so we were able to buy and store food for making our meals. The grocery stores were very nearby - 4 of them within easy walking distance. There were many restaurants if you wanted to eat out. The town is close to a major highway, so it was easy to get out and explore other places on the Algarve.

However, there were a few things that took away from "the home away from home" feeling. The apartment was clean enough, but not pristine, especially the toilet.The home isn't used all year round, so there was an unused, musty smell about it. We were given 2 bath towels, 4 hand towels and a tea towel for the whole week. This was not enough, even though we had a washing machine - we had rain while we were there, and couldn't get the towels dry fast enough. There were no extra toilet rolls, no paper towels, no dish cloth, no dish soap, no laundry detergent, no condiments for cooking, and no sugar. We bought the smallest amount of these things, but had to leave the majority of it behind. My husband and I both agree that these basics should be provided. If it weren't for these few problems, we would say the apartment was perfect.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback, The apartment is self catering with everything you require in a lovely peaceful fishing village you have on your doorstep. The apartment is virtually booked all year round and our managers are on hand for any requests if needed. If guests choice not contact the managers then queries can not be resolved. Once again thank you for taking the time to provide valuable feedback. Kind Regards Brian & Christine
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Thanks a lot Brian !!!!

  • 5 of 5

Oh my god !!

For me and my wife, now I know where is the paradise !!!

A great place you have ! Thanks a lot for our hollidays, you enjoy it with your appartment !

Santa Luzia is definitively the most beautifull place in Algarve and your appartment is very beautifull with his view !

Thanks a lot Brian, and nice to read you !


  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Alexandre, Our apartment is in a great frontline location with ever changing sea and marina views; Santa Luzia has so much to offer with first class restaurants and beautiful beaches. We love our paradise in the sun and I am pleased you were able to enjoy it too. Kind Regards Brian & Chris
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Excellent Holiday Apartment

  • 5 of 5

"We had an excellent holiday, everything about it was ideal. The apartment was very comfortable, the best we have had from every aspect, and Santa Luzia is a lovely place.

We manged to explore the area using a Taxi once, the local Bus and Train service as well as taking lovely walks.

To complete a perfect holiday the weather was very kind to us.

We would certainly love to go back again sometime, which speaks for itself, as normally I personnally like to visit somewhere different each time"

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we love our home from home in the wonderful unspoilt Santa Luzia, we are pleased that you used local transport; it is much easier than you think, isn’t it. The weather in early November can still be warm enough to enjoy alfresco dining, we are very lucky to have a superb location with ever changing tidal views on the front with many of our guests returning year after year. Kind Regards Brian & Christine
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
75 Metres
Casa Polvo Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Junction 16
Nearest Restaurant
75 Metres
Casa Polvo Restaurant
Nearest Beach
25 Metres
Santa Luzia by beach boat
Car: not necessary


The beach Islands of the Ria Formosa are renowned for being peaceful, uncrowded, safe, unpolluted and extend for 12 kms.

Santa Luzia beach is 5 minutes by regular ferry boat; you can see it come in from your terrace.

Barril beach by walking or alternatively a short miniature train ride from Pedras d’El Rei, a great adventure for children.

There are beach restaurants, café bars and shower facilities.

The renting of boats, windsurf boards etc are available.


Faro Airport - 35 Kilometres, approximately 30 minutes.


Within 4kms Tavira offers a great range of shops and supermarkets (Pingo Doce, Lidle), bars/restaurants abound many specialising in seafood. The beautiful river Gilão runs through the centre of town and on those warm summer nights public entertainment can be found in the park by the river.

Further Details:

The climate is mild and mellow and so is the character of the land and its people. Spring, with its profusion of wildflowers, comes very early. Summers are long; winters are short. The air is free of pollution and light breezes prevent even the hottest midsummer days from becoming oppressive. The Algarvian lifestyle is easy-going, fatalistic and unfettered by concern for time.

The Algarve's healthy climate, pure air are nicely complemented by wholesome, locally-caught and home-grown food.

In particular, there is a wonderfully wide range of seafood, including all sorts of clams, prawns and lobster, and delicious fresh fish such as halibat, swordfish, tuna, sea bass and sea bream.

Eating out in the restaurants of Santa Luzia is all the more delightful because Portuguese wines are so good and so reasonably priced.

We have a number of excellent markets nearby (a detailed list will be in the apartment) where you can pick up some real bargains.

There is an interesting car-boot near the beach of Fuzeta where you will find some unusual items. Ayamonte, 20 mins (the Spanish border) town has a similar market every Saturday.

Tourist resort towns with entertainment, bars, restaurants and casinos only a 10 - 40 minute drive away (depending which town you would like to visit).

Finally, For those of you who do not want to just stay on the beach and want to see more of the original Algarve then a circular drive through Moncarapacho, Estói, Olhão and Tavira is well worth doing, with the A22 link this makes a good half day visit.


Rates & Availability

Santa Luzia Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 22 2016 - Oct 28 2016
1 night minimum stay
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 2 2017
1 night minimum stay
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 10 2017
1 night minimum stay
Early Spring
Mar 11 2017 - Mar 24 2017
1 night minimum stay
Mar 25 2017 - Apr 21 2017
1 night minimum stay
Late Spring
Apr 22 2017 - May 5 2017
1 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 6 2017 - May 26 2017
1 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 27 2017 - Jun 9 2017
1 night minimum stay
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 23 2017
1 night minimum stay
Jun 24 2017 - Jul 21 2017
1 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jul 22 2017 - Sep 1 2017
1 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
1 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 13 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 25% is required on booking with the balance due 8 weeks prior to departure, or immediately if booking is made within 8 weeks of departure date.
A breakages deposit of £100 (payable with your balance) which will be refunded within 5 days on return of the apartment keys to us providing our agent has found everything to be in order after checking the apartment inventory.

Please, strictly no smoking, except on the terraces.

Changeover Day:
Saturday in High/Peak summer season, we are flexible, please ask. For early arrivals, arrangements can easily be made to leave the bags at the apartment.

Notes on prices:
Payments can be made online or by cheque.
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds based on 2 people sharing, add £35 for each additional person per week. Discounts for longer winter lets.
There is a minimum charge of £40.00 per night.

Changeover day is Saturday in high/peak summer season, we are flexible, please ask for details.
For late arrivals or for your convenience a welcome pack priced at £20 can be provided.

Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access,

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Santa Luzia Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • Bathroom, fully tiled with bath/shower over, wc, dressing sink/lighted mirror over and bidet. A hairdryer is provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/4 (1 Bedroom) One double bedroom with two bedside tables with bedside lamps, a large fitted wardrobe with drawers, patio doors to the South Facing private front terrace. There is a Air-Conditioning unit for cooling in the summer and heating for the winter evenings.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The fully tiled kitchen has a double sink drainer with good quality worktops and units. There is a washing machine, family size fridge/freezer, cooker, microwave, toaster, kettle, coffee maker & cafeteria, lots of cutlery and cups, glasses etc, and a large selection of cooking utensils, sufficient to prepare a dinner party for 4. One double bedroom with large fitted wardrobes with drawers, patio doors to the south facing front terrace overlooking the Ria Formosa Fully tiled bathroom with shower over bath, W/C, sink, lighted dressing mirror and bidet. The lounge has a 26" Flat-Screen TV with English Terrestrial channels, BBC, ITV, Channel 4 etc, some in HD. There is a comfortable 3 seater sofa-bed and one 3 seater settee, with coffee table and sideboard. Our non-overlooked large terrace with 2 reclining chairs for sunbathing, for the evening meal there is a built-in BBQ, a patio table with 4 chairs and parasol, Sit, sip a long cool drink and enjoy the wonderful sunsets.

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