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Stunning house overlooking the ocean - ideal for larger parties and families.

Bedrooms 7
Space 4,520 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

7 Double bedrooms, 5 ensuite, one further shower room with accommodation for 17

Registered Property No: AL-17052.

This well located modern house has beautiful sea views, set back less than 125 metres from the ocean and a short walk to the village of Praia da Luz and its sandy beach. It offers the perfect range of accommodation for groups and families - ideal for celebrations such as birthdays and anniversaries. The village has a range of fine restaurants and all local amenities. Nearby are 3 excellent golf courses. This spacious house has a well equipped kitchen, a large open plan living and dining room with air conditioning/central heating throughout. The house has its own private pool (heating available), upper and lower terraces both with stunning views over the ocean and the village. There are seven bedrooms, three twin-bedded and four doubles [five en-suite]. There is a further shower room on the upper floor. The private pool is surrounded by a spacious terrace, equipped with sun loungers and umbrellas as well as the palm trees which offer shade on a hot day. There is a stone barbecue for use by guests with outdoor tables and chairs to allow for dining al-fresco. The rear courtyard has a laundry room and there is space to dry your clothes. An outdoor table-tennis table is available, which can be used on either the front or rear terraces. The house offers ideal all year round accommodation for 2,3, even 4 families or larger parties.

Golf: The Algarve is world renowned for its excellent Golf Courses. There are three superb courses close to the house. The well known course of Boavista is just 2 kilometres away.

Sea Sports: There are many opportunities in the local area to take part in most sea sports, including windsurfing, sailing, fishing, surfing, water skiing, paragliding, to mention just a few.

Coastal Walks: The house is situated just 200 metres from the coastal path between Luz and Burgau and affords wonderful opportunities for walkers. A short distance inland you can join countryside nature trails and safaris.

More Details
Registration Number : AL-17052

Property Manager
Mr John Nevins
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Mr John Nevins

The house is family owned. We have been holidaying in Portugal for over twenty years along with our four children and friends. After renting for many years we took the plunge and the house was purchased in 2006 and we haven't looked back! Portugal and more specifically Praia da Luz, has offered us a welcome break from our busy working lives. The children have also enjoyed the area having 'grown up' from toddlers into adults who now holiday there several times a year.

Mr John Nevins purchased this house in 2006

Why Mr John Nevins chose Luz

This property offers fantastic ocean views in a quiet and yet convenient location on the edge of the village of Praia da Luz. It offers excellent and spacious accommodation for people who wish to get away from it all with a larger family group or friends. The house is large enough to give everyone their own space, while at the same time having spacious indoor and outdoor areas for people to be together. Luz itself is delightful all year round, offering something for everyone. There are quiet coastal walks nearby, fantastic beaches with a wide range of water sports, picturesque villages and towns either a walk or short drive away, various sporting opportunities and most of all beautiful year round sunshine!

What makes this house unique

One look from the top balcony sold the house to us - the view is exceptional!


Luz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4520 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:30 PM / Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 19
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
  • All bathrooms and shower rooms are clean, modern and fully tiled.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 19
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , full en suite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , full en suite bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , en suite shower room
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , adjacent shower room
    Bedroom7 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , en suite shower room
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , full en suite bathroom (double sinks)
  • Bedroom 1 on the upper floor has french windows opening on to the top terrace. It has exceptional ocean views. The en suite bathroom has a toilet, bath and shower. Bedroom 2 on the upper floor is a twin bedded room and overlooks the rear courtyard. It is next to the upper floor shower room. Bedroom 3 on the lower floor has french windows opening on to the lower front terrace. There are good sea views. The en suite bathroom has a toilet, bath and a shower. Bedroom 4 on the lower floor has french windows opening on to the lower front terrace. Bedroom 5 on the lower floor has french windows opening on to the lower front terrace. There are good sea views. The ensuite bathroom has a toilet, bath and shower. Bedroom 6 on the lower floor has french windows opening on to the lower rear terrace. The en suite is a shower room with toilet. Bedroom 7 on the lower floor and has french windows which open on to the lower rear terrace and has a shower room with toilet.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 20 garden chairs
  • 11 beach chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The kitchen is fully fitted with a range of equipment. In addition to the items listed above there is also a toaster, coffee percolator and juicer. The kitchen has a seating area for breakfast dining. There is a full range of TV equipment in the main living area. Outside there are sun loungers with cushions for use beside the pool and on the terraces. There are also two outdoor dining tables with chairs. A large parasols is available for use on the lower terrace. The upper terrace is fully equipped with electric sun blinds with wind and sun sensors. A daily maid service can be arranged at an extra cost, but the rental price includes a weekly maid and laundry service. The outdoor pool can be heated on request. There is ample car parking space to the side and rear of the property.


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Stunning house overlooking the ocean - ideal for larger parties and families.
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews
Arlanda, Sweden

Wonderful vacation in Luz, July 2017

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week in Casa Vista Oceana where we were celebrating my 70th birthday.

We were 7 adults and 6 Children who all enjoyed the lovely house. Plenty of rooms for all and both the children and the adults loved the pool with the remarkable view over the Atlantic Ocean.

There were plenty of space for us all at the dining table, both inside and outside. We had all our meals at the top terrace table where we could enjoy the marvellous view.

We can really recommend this lovely house for large famalies and friends!

Thank you John and Sue!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We are happy that you enjoyed your family celebration in our villa. We hope to see you and your family back in Luz at any time. best wishes John
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Great property in a fantastic location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a large group of 19 people and this villa was the perfect getaway in Luz. Only a short walk to the beach and surf, yet located in a nice quiet street, the villa offered a comfortable and luxurious stay for everyone. Great facilities include the amazing pool, BBQ area and terrace over looking the sea. Also perfect for waking up to amazing sunrises!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Had a fantastic time!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time in a great villa - 2 families with 3 generations in each and wanted for nothing. We were warmly welcomed by John & Sue who were very helpful and rightly proud to show us around their lovely villa. We knew the area well anyway but it's a bonus having the Aparthotel next door. I'd highly recommend this villa for larger parties and I'm sure we'll be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased that you and your group enjoyed your stay at our house and also the facilities of the nearby Vila Luz! We hope to see you again one day soon. Don't forget to book early as it is filling up fast! Best wishes Sue and John
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Luz 5/08/17 - Family get together

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 13 with an age range from 3 to 65 and the villa was a great choice for everyone...! Sue and John responded and resolved, very quickly, the issue we had to ensure our holiday was as relaxing as could be in this very well equipped villa. The location of the villa to Luz and the aparthotel (next door) was excellent, especially the aparthotel where we would take our evening aperitifs during the hotels happy hour (what a bonus this turned out to be as suggested by John). Would definitely consider going back for another enjoyable vacation...

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We are happy that you all had a good time in Luz and thought that the house was a good choice for your family. The location is ideal if you want a quick drink in the nearby hotel or a stroll down to the village. We hope to see you again one day. You will be most welcome.
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Amazing Sea Views from a Great Property

  • 5 of 5

From the outset, John and Sue are great hosts, friendly, helpful and easy to deal with. Clearly they love this area and have put a lot of time into the house and terrace/pool - inside and outside are even larger than the photos suggest.

Rooms all great with plenty of space for large group (13 of us , can take 16), and 4 rooms open onto poolside terraces, with 2 to the rear courtyard (table tennis). Two safes in a couple of rooms.

It's certainly hot here in late July/August - sea breezes pick up from late afternoon. Blackout/sunblock blinds cool it down. Aircon throughout very effective and quiet. Large kitchen and plenty of worktops. Good wifi for a house full of teenage users!

Just ten min walk into the village centre - a couple of nearby supermarkets (Spar and Baptista) and a number of good bars and restaurants. Helpful hint for main summer season - you need to book restaurants as a large group several days in advance - they all get very full quickly. Mostly easier to get into from 8.45pm onwards, eat late like the Portuguese and have an afternoon siesta.

Another 3 minutes walk to the main large beach, good for swimming and plenty of watersports.

A very English visited and staffed resort - it was good to go to other places and hear more Portuguese and multi-national voices.

Thoroughly recommended. Enjoy...

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and for the detailed information you have given future guests about the house and the area. We note especially the mention of the cooler evenings in the Summer as guests should always have a warmer garment to wear if eating outdoors in the evening! (The first time we came my wife brought just one cardigan and had to wear it every evening for the fortnight!) Also good advice too about the booking in advance for restaurants, especially for larger groups. There are a large number of restaurants here but some are quite small! We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at the house and the local area. If you want to get away from it next time you may want to try our more remote property No: 6920942 which also caters for larger groups! Hope to meet you here again in Portugal some day. best wishes John
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Fabulous villa ideally situated.

  • 5 of 5

villa was lovely well equipped & ideal for a large party.

Everything was clean & very tidy, kitchen pretty well equipped.

John & his wife were very pleasant & sorted a couple of issues we had, both of which were minor.

We would definitely book the villa again.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and maybe we will see you back in Luz one day! Best wishes John
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Faro Airport
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Aparthotel Vila Luz bar open to our guests
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
18 hole Boavista golf course
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Over 20 restaurants in Luz village
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Luz's sandy family friendly beach is a stroll away
Car: recommended

Praia da Luz is a fishing village with a sandy beach approximately 10 minutes walk from the house. From the house itself you can go for long coastal walks on the cliff tops towards either Burgau or Lagos. There are many beautiful beaches within a short driving distance, including the surfing beaches of the Western Algarve. There are 3 golf courses nearby, including the famous Boavista Course just 2 kilometres away. There are many places of interest to visit such as the historic town on Lagos with its daily fish market and wide range of shops. The mountain village of Monchique and the spa of the Caladas do Monchique, Sagres and the Lighthouse at Cape St.Vincent are just a short drive away. The main tourist resorts of the Algarve, Praia da Rocha, Albufeira, Vilamoura, are also nearby and well worth a visit.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $486.74
Tax Rate 6.0%

Discounts available for smaller parties off season. Discounts are also available for longer winter and spring lets.
Changeover day is Saturday. However in low season this is flexible.
Entry to the property will be at 4.30pm - departure 9.30am.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund