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Large sunny villa, private pool & garden, great sea views

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6 people in a wonderful modern Villa with views

A large, new and contemporary 3-bed villa situated in the popular and established residential area of Luz Parque between Burgau and Praia da Luz. Ideally situated close to the glorious beach of Praia da Luz which boasts a stunning promenade. This is a beautiful property set in an elevated position in a large private plot with a private pool, decks and terracing, Summer kitchen/BBQ area and stunning ocean views. The Villa has been furnished to a high standard with a contemporary style, and offers a large, light, open plan and comfortable holiday home with all the modern conveniences you would expect to find. The town of Lagos is just a 10 min drive away and offers a beautiful modern marina, markets and restaurants and, there are many golf courses (including Boavista Golf) within easy reach as well as water parks, water sports, horse riding, cycling, boat trips, fishing and a local zoo.

The house itself has been furnished to a high standard with a contemporary style, and offers large, light, open plan and comfortable holiday home with all the modern conveniences you would expect to find. The large lounge has a feature wood burning fireplace, lots of seating, satellite TV/DVD and a CD player. The villa has WiFi internet access. The dining room has seating for six at the large table. The lounge and dining room are at the front of the villa and have fantastic sea views through the glass doors that open the full length of the villa. Both rooms open onto a large covered deck, overlooking the pool area, which catches the sun all day long. The kitchen is fully fitted with granite worktops, new equipment (dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, microwave and cappuccino machine, etc) and a door to the summer kitchen/BBQ area.

The pool area is raised to give good views of the sea, and has a tiled surround. There is a hammock, and six sun loungers, numerous deck chairs, plus tables and umbrellas. There is a pool side shower room/WC, plenty of space for pool side al fresco dining, and poolside lighting. On the deck overlooking the pool is another eating area with table and chairs. The summer kitchen/BBQ is to the side of the villa and is very private. It has traditional calcada flooring, stunning pink bougainvillea growing up the terraces, two large tables for al fresco eating, a sink, outdoor lighting and power point. The garden has been carefully landscaped with mature palm trees, hibiscus, bougainvillea, and orange and lemon trees. There are four terraces, one by the pool, one by the BBQ, one by the master bedroom and one on the roof of the villa plus the front deck. There is secure car parking, in the villa's own driveway.

Tourist License 7168/AL

More Details

Owner
Jane Guyett
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
October 1, 2017

Map

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
Lagos
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
A22, junction 1
Car: recommended

The local villages of Luz and Burgau still retain some of their traditional charm with cobbled streets, shops, bars and restaurants and offer something for all the family - swimming, walking, water sports, fishing, wind surfing, cycling. The town of Lagos is just a 10 min drive away and offers a beautiful modern marina, markets and restaurants and, there are many local golf courses (including Boavista Golf) within easy reach as well as water parks, horse riding, walking and a local zoo.

Other Activities: zoo

Golf: 1. Palmares (Meia Priai, Lagos) Architect: Frank Pennink - Opened: 1975 - Holes: 18 - Par: 71 (5,961m).

Facilities: Driving range, putting green, buggies, trolleys, club rental, Pro-Shop, restaurant, bar.

2. Penina (Portimao) Architect: Sir Henry Cotton - Opened: 1966 - Holes: 18 (championship course) - Par: 73 (6,273m) Facilities: Driving range, putting greens, pitching area, trolleys, club rental, Pro-Shop.

3. Boa Vista (Lagos) Architect: Howard Swan MSc - Opened: 2001 - Holes: 18 - Par : n/a.

This impressive 18 Hole Championship golf course was designed by Howard Swan MSc, a past president of The European Institute of Golf Course Architects.

4. Parque da Floresta (Vale do Poco, Figueria) Architect: Pepe Cancedo - Opened: 1987 - Holes: 18 - Par: 72 (5,670m). Facilities: Driving range, putting green, pitching area, buggies, club rental, Pro-Shop.

Amenities

Luz Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , By swimming pool
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , l
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • There are 3 bedrooms (1 en-suite) & 2 bathrooms, both with bath & shower. The master bedroom has a large double bed, en-suite bathroom, dressing area, ample closets and its own sitting room and terrace (with table & chairs). It is also fully equipped for you to enjoy your stay and includes 2 CD players (one with a MP3 and iPod port), radio alarm, fan and hair dryer. The second bedroom can be either a double or two singles, and has a CD player, iPod docking system and clock radio alarm plus ample closets. This room also has a safe for storing valuables. The second and third bedroom share a fully equipped bathroom with shower, hair dryer, etc. The third bedroom has two single beds, a desk and a cassette/radio player and a large closet. We can also supply a cot for babies. All the bedrooms have large fitted wardrobes and direct access to the terraces. All the windows and doors have new shutters to keep the villa cool and very secure. There is WiFi throughout the villa.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The linen is changed weekly, and the towels are supplied for indoor use only (changed weekly) by the maid service. Smoking is not allowed inside the villa. Regrettably the villa is not suitable for toddlers, pets or wheelchairs.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Large sunny villa, private pool & garden, great sea views
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
4

Feeling at home in the Algarve

  • 4 of 5

The villa is in a quiet, more upscale area. The setting is beautiful, as is the view from porch and roof top terrace. We drove into town not wanting to walk the hills back up. Town was nice, plenty of really good restaurants and bars and parking wasn't bad at the end of April. The accommodations were comfortable, kitchen was well equipped, and there was plenty of room for four adults. The DVD collection is great, although the player itself rarely cooperated. The washer worked well but the dryer didn't put out any heat, so we used the ample sunshine and clotheslines to dry our clothes. The agent who met us there said she couldn't get the channels on the TV, and neither could we. One last thing was the presence of small ants inside the villa. These issues are small and I wouldn't let any of them deter me from renting this beautiful villa again. Truly a gem in Luz.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simply Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

A really quality villa in a quiet area just a ten/fifteen minute walk from the centre and some lovely restaurants and a very clean beach. Suggest a taxi on the way back sometimes as it is quite a steep walk in the sun. The local taxi service was first class and very reliable. The villa had everything our family (Mum, Dad, Grandma, Grandad, a 15 and a 9 year old) needed and more - it is spacious, clean, modern with all 'mod cons'. The pool is large and has a shallow walk in area and a deeper end and lots of inflatables to help the fun. It was very clean and the pool man came three times during our 12 day stay to keep it that way. The BBQ area was great - we used it twice and the local supermarkets all have coals etc. Baptista supermarket was the best of the bunch and did a free of charge delivery for a couple of bigger shops that we did - great and timely service. The bedrooms were ample sized and the master suite is massive. The decking area overlooking the pool is just perfect for al fresco dining and the whole of the front if the villa opens up by way of 'sliding' doors which looks fantastic and makes the lounge area light and airy. We felt very secure here throughout our stay. Kids were pleased about the wi- fi of course! lots of books, games and DVDs to make the most of as well. Communication from the owner was first class and we had a couple of visits by the property rental manager to check all was Ok. We would highly recommend Casa Ella - simply perfect!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words, we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay at Casa Ella. We always enjoy our holidays there too.
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5

Stunning villa, fab views and a relaxing location!

  • 5 of 5

We have just arrived back after a wonderful 10 days (myself, husband and our 3 year old son) The villa is everything you would need and a little bit more.

We have stayed in many villas before and found Casa Ella very unique and in private settings. The pool was great for our son as it had the roman steps and a large shallow end with the same again deep for ourselves( also lots of pool inflatables), it was lovely and warm as it is in the sun for most of the day (it was also very clean and well kept) So many places to relax/ eat inside and out.

The collection of Cds, DvDs, books and Tv chanels were superb!

We did not hire a car it was about 50 mins in a taxi from the airport which was130 euros going to the villa and 90 euros back (sundays are more) Luz from the villa was about a 10 min walk down hill ( back up 15/20mins pushing a buggie) We regularly walked down at night but got a taxi back for less than 4 euros (lazy we know but we were on holiday) You must try Atlantico resurant we found it on our last night and it was the best meal we had with great service (just behide the church)

We went to Lagos a couple of times, is only 10 mins away in a taxi (13 euros) There is also a bus. Lagos is a busier town with street entertainers lots of bars, resurants and shops.The service/ information we recived and quality was second to none from Jayne and her team there. We would recomend to our friends and family to visit Casa Ella. Thank you Jayne for sharing your wonderful Villa with us.

Sharon, Andrew and Matthew walker

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review of Casa Ella, we are very pleased that you enjoyed your holiday there - we love it too - and think that it is a little bit special, Jayne
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5

amazing villa in outstanding area

  • 5 of 5

my husband and i had the honeymoon of our dreams in this lovely villa the photos do not do it justice. the villa itself is so big, clean and bright and you can tell it is well loved. there is so much put into making you feel welcome and comfortable right down to the little touches of dvd's and board games for those nights in. jane (the owner) was extremely helpful before and during our stay providing us with lots of information about the villa and surroundings. jane has put car recommended but if you are happy not to venture too far you have so much on your door step to enjoy as did my husband and i. we loved having the pool to ourselves which is also a fair size. the beds were very comfortable it has made us realise we need a new matress!! we loved spending time in the garden surrounded by the lemon and lime trees not to mention the beautiful plants like the bird of paradise. in the mornings we enjoyed sitting on the balcony with coffee watching the birds nesting and looking out to sea we really felt spoilt with so much to see. the villa has a great security system and you are made to feel really safe. jane also provided so much information in the villa for surrounding attractions with photos and a useful guide to the local restaurants. if you love a good coffee we suggest the kiwi pastelaria along the sea front and for the best homemade icecream go to the ice cream factory opposite the church i always made sure i saved room for one. as for the restaurants alot of them catered to all tastes we wanted to try real portugese food and found o antonios, a small restaurant just up from the beach which was delightful i had the fish which was cooked to perfection as was my husbands pork shanks and the price was great too. all in all we would recommend this holiday to anyone dont be put off for not knowing the language either as there is a part in every menu written in english and everyone we came across was so friendly and welcoming but not over bearing either and as for the villa well we will be recommending it to friends in the future and anyone else who wants the chance to stay somewhere so beautiful and well looked after. thankyou again jane for the rental and allowing us to have a most rememberable honeymoon!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, we are very pleased that you enjoyed your holiday so much. We also love the area, and the villa is rather special - the view is superb and we take a lot of trouble to keep the villa looking in top condition.
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Perfect Place

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to the villa, we only stayed 4 nights but wish it had been longer. The villa is in a residencial area only a short walk into the centre of Luz. It is spacious, clean and very well equiped.

The pool area is large with 6 sun loungers and lots of space the perfect spot to lay in the sun and cool off. The pool area is in the sun most of the day.

Luz is a very relaxing place to stay lots of good places to eat and drink.

The service from the owner was excellent and very prompt and on arrival at the villa there is lots of area information.

We would recommend this villa and will visit again.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful villa holiday

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted with the villa for our week this year. It was cool and spacious, the furnishings beautiful and with lots of different spaces for us to lose ourselves for an hour or two for a snooze in the sun, or a shady corner. We found ourselves negotiating for time on the amazing day bed in the master bedroom - a the perfect place to read a book in the afternoon - and a doze.

Homely touches like endless DVDs and books, well stocked kitchen, candles, boardgames and lots of pool inflatables were really welcome.

Luz is an excellent village - small enough to keep the hoards away, yet big enough to give a large supermarket (by Algarve standards!) and plenty of restaurants. Our favourite place is The Dolphin - South African owners producing incredible food.

We used the summer kitchen big BBQ at least 3 times, having got the hang of it - perfect for al fresco dining.

Jane - we hope you don't mind that George "christened" your gate door stop - he's called "Rocky"!

Highly recommended for a lovely holiday in The Algarve. Thanks Jane for all your help and making the booking process simple and thorough.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Discounts (up to 15%) for bookings OVER 2 weeks in the Low and High season, but not Peak Season. Deposit of 30% due on booking, full payment due six weeks prior to arrival. Changeover day is Saturday, other days will be considered. Weekend is Friday and Saturday nights. No pets / dogs. No smoking indoors.
We do not accept bookings of more than 6 people including children.
Villa is available after 4pm on the first day of booking, and guests are requested to leave by 9am on the last day of the booking to allow for cleaning.
We accept Pounds Sterling and Euro's, and can take payments from Credit Cards via PayPal only.
Our license is 7168/AL

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.