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Vila Margarida. Luxury 5 bedroom villa with private pool and tennis

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Luxury villa rental in Praia da Luz. Lovely heated pool & private tennis court.

Vila Margarida is a luxury private villa rental in Praia da Luz on the lovely Algarve coast of Portugal. It is one of the best villas in the lovely small town resort, boasting great views, lovely private heated swimming pool and tennis court set in a beautiful established garden of an acre which gives a high degree of privacy. Add all this to the fact that Vila Margarida is very centrally located and only 8 minutes walk to the beach and less to many bars, restaurants and shops and you will see that this villa offers the best of both worlds, a central location and amazing privacy and facilities.

The villa has 5 bedrooms, 2 double and 3 twin 4 on the ground floor, 3 opening onto the pool terrace. There are 4 bath/shower rooms. The lounge, dining room,1 dbl and kitchen are on the first floor and the large first floor terrace has wonderful views to the sea and cliffs overlooking Luz Bay.

Wifi and internet TV

Beside the pool is a cabana area with bar, BBQ, outdoor kitchen and dining area. Real poolside luxury

Pool heating is available at additional charge £125/week in summer months, £150/week in winter months

Winter rates are variable depending on occupancy and duration of stay. The basic price of £450/week is based on 2 people staying at Vila Margarida. Each additional person will be charged at an additional £50/person/week.

Alojamento Local registered:


Golf: The Algarve is well known as a golfers paradise and Vila Margarida makes a great base for a golfing holiday, whether all members of the group are playing or some go off to play whilst the others relax by the pool or play tennis.

There are many excellent courses within a 25 minute drive including Palmares, Penina, Parque da Floresta and the closest , Boavista is only 5 minutes drive from the villa.

Lagos: The beautiful town of Lagos, described by many as the loveliest town on the Algarve with its old Roman walls and narrow windy streets, is a short 10 minute drive away. It has many excellent beaches, a lovely marina and fishing port and great shopping and bars, restaurants and nightclubs. Mant boat trips run from here including dolphin watching and grotto visits. There are also deep sea fishing excursions available. There are lots of lovely pavement cafes and also entertainers and craftsmen selling their wares. At night it has a wonderful atmosphere and the streets are packed with locals and tourists out for a stroll and watching the entertainers.

Other Nearby Attractions: As well as all that Praia da Luz has to offer there are many other nearby activities for those who hire a car or who travel around by taxi or public transport.

There are 2 water slide parks within a 25 minute drive, a marine wildlife park, a large modern shopping centre and a small zoo.

The West coast beaches are huge and really beautiful, with large breakers in most weathers. They are ideal for surfing and several have surf schools and board hire. The closest are about 20 minutes drive. Also to the West is the nautical town of Sagres with some lovely sea-food restaurants and the most South -Westerly point in Europe, Cape St Vincent with its high cliffs, fort and lighthouse..

The ancient Algarve capital of Silves is a 30 minute drive to the East and has a lovely old castle and a restored cork factory which is now a museum. The grounds hold restaurants and in the summer there is often entertainment in the grounds in the evening (look for local adverts)

More Details
Registration Number : 4724/AL

Fiona Harris
Member since: 2004
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
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Fiona Harris

I love renting Vila Margarida to holdaymakers-nothing is nicer than hearing people's stories of happy holidays on their return home!

Fiona Harris purchased this villa in 2000

Why Fiona Harris chose Luz

We had holidayed in Praia da Luz since we were teenagers and when we were lucky enough to be able to buy a holiday home it was the only place we wanted to buy! Vila Margarida was the ideal villa in the ideal location!

What makes this villa unique

Vila Margarida is ideal because it is so private and yet to close to the beach and all the bars, show and restaurants-the ideal combination.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The holiday was fantastic probably the best family holiday we have ever had .

The villa was just perfect…it was better than we had hoped. The views are out of this world and we were spoilt with the choice of where to sit out with all the outdoor living space!

We loved the pool, grounds and had a ball playing tennis.There is no constructive criticism we can give you there is nothing we would have changed, except the last uphill bit on the way back from the beach, with the 3 year old and his spades!

All the people we had contact with at the villa, were welcoming, and friendly, and made our holiday special.

The taxi firm were great and thank you for organising it for us.

We are planning our return trip already.

So a big thank you and please pass on our thanks to everybody else. You have a fab team working for you.Thank you for letting us use your stunning family villa and we will be in touch soon!!


X,X and 3 very happy boys..
Aug 2012
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Luz Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Resort
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , En-suite to bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , En-suite to bedroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Upstairs with 5th bedroom and living accommodation.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , En-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , En-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Opens to pool terrace.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Opens to pool terrace.
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , On first floor.
  • All but one of the bedrooms at Vila Margarida are on the ground floor. Three ,one double and both twins have French doors opening onto the pool terrace. There is another double with en-suite which has a large picture window looking out to the orchard area. There is ample wardrobe space and shelving. Both double bedrooms on the ground floor have en-suite bathrooms and the other bedrooms share a family shower room which is located off the hallway. The new 5th bedroom is on the first floor.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There is regular maid service 2-3 times per week and weekly linen change. Towels are provided for villa use, but guests are asked to bring their own towels for poolside and beach use. Vila Margarida has electric heaters in all rooms and a log burning fire in the lounge and is therefore a lovely destination for a winter holiday too! There are several dining areas at Vila Margarida. There is an indoor dining room with circular table for 8, two dining tables on the first floor terrace, one under cover for shade if very warm and the other open to the sun. There is also a lovely poolside dining area under the cabana which stays beautifully cool and is a lovely place for lunch or a BBQ.


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Vila Margarida. Luxury 5 bedroom villa with private pool and tennis
average rating of 4.909091 based on 27 reviews

Excellent villa holiday

  • 5 of 5

The villa is very private yet close to the town and beach which are only minutes away. A well stocked supermarket is also a short walk. My family stayed for one week and we all loved it. Stunning views, surrounded by birds which for us was perfect. Lots of great seating areas too. We would not hesitate in recommending this villa

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review Linda-I am so pleased that you and your family enjoyed your stay at Vila Margarida. Fiona
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Fantastic villa, location and weather

  • 5 of 5


We enjoyed a one week stay at Vila Margarida and thoroughly enjoyed everything. The villa was clean and warm. The management team were helpful. The pool was perfect for adults and kids (though definitely get the pool heater on if you go out of season). Praia da Luz was it's usual charming, laid-back self and we were lucky enough to enjoy a few days on the beach thanks to unseasonably high temperatures.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay so much. Many thanks Fiona
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A well proportioned, typical Portuguese villa, with excellent covered balcony for protection.

  • 4 of 5

A good 5 bed villa, with relatively small , but nice pool and tennis court. Upside down set up , with dining room, lounge, kitchen and balcony upstairs to take advantage of the views. Private villa, up a cobbled driveway and about 10 mins walk from town and 15 from the excellent beach. A quieter resort than most in the Algavre, but the better for it! Some good local restaurants.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mark, I am pleased you enjoyed your stay. Just for clarity for other potential guests reading reviews the pool is 8m x 5m. Obviously everyone has different opinions on what is big or small so I hope that giving the dimensions helps-in my experience the pool at Vila Margarida is fairly large for private villa, but obviously small compared to a hotel or larger apartment complex. Also whilst there are several longer routes to the beach if you prefer to take them , it is certainly easy to walk to the beach in under 10 minutes. I am glad that you like the covered balcony-its a spot I love to relax! Fiona
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Villa Margarida was fantastic.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic two weeks in Villa Margarida. The grounds including tennis court were amazing ( although a little scorched by the really hot weather ! ) The maid, Philomena, visited every two days to change towels and sheets. Overall a great time in a fantastic place, great location in relation to the beach and facilities and well suited to a large group

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday at Vila Margarida-I hope we will be able to welcome you back in the future. Fiona
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Margarida was all we had hoped for and more.

  • 5 of 5

We were a party consisting of three generations. Margarida suited all ages. We started as two seniors, four adults and four children and became 10 kids!

Knowing Luz well, the position of the villa was perfect, lovely garden and tennis court, super views (especially sunsets), shady outdoor kitchen diner and of course the super pool. Inside the villa was so spacious.

Being able to walk to the beach with a dinghy was amusing. In the evening we had either great BBQ's at the villa or eating in a restaurant overlooking the sea. Our route back to the villa always passed the ice cream parlour.

Having all our family together in such an amazing place was so enjoyable and many memories made, not to be forgotten.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Vila Margarida so much. Fiona
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Beautiful villa....lovely location

  • 4 of 5

Spent 7 days here from June 16th.....loved the inside and outside facilities, multi generation family group aged 9-61yrs.....made full use of tennis courts twice a day, pool warm and inviting, close to good shopping facilities.....if I could make a constructive remark it would have to be to install air conditioning....whilst fans were available for each bedroom, they are noisy and not very effective......but please accept this as a positive review....we had a lovely week, without any problems relating to the villa other than having to swop a bedside lamp as it seemed faulty, this was promptly reported to Nicola when she visited.

Unfortunately my husband had a nasty fall on the rocks at beautiful Bergau which restricted his mobility for the rest of our holiday but still a fabulous holiday and we would definitely return if planning a holiday to this area.

Could we please wish Mr Harris a speedy recovery, we were sad to here about his accident.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Margaret - I am so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday and thank you for your good wishes to my husband. I am sorry your husband has also been in the wars! Whilst I appreciate your comment on air-con and I do see it as constructive, I am afraid I think it is unlikely that we will be installing air-con at Vila Margarida, at least certainly not in the near future. It is only rarely necessary and although quite a few people ask about whether we have it before booking and some I am sure do not book with us because we don't have it, you are in fact the first guest we have had to mention that they missed it whilst there (either in published reviews or in personal messages to me). Most of the time the elevated position with cooling Atlantic breezes are enough to keep guests comfortable and I can only think that the weather during your stay must have been particularly hot..
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Lagos West
Car: not necessary

Praia da Luz is a lovely seaside resort on the sunny Algarve coast, just 10 minutes drive from the larger town of Lagos. Praia da Luz has a lovely sandy beach which is gently shelving & great for families. It is backed by a car free, palm tree lined promenade which has several bars, cafes & shops. Great for a snack lunch or tea & those beach essentials!!! There is a water sports facility on the beach with pedalos, windsurfers, small dingy’s to hire as well as waterskiing & towed inflatable rides. There is also beach volleyball & some children’s swings.

Praia da Luz also offers a wide range of restaurants & bars. The restaurants range from the beach bars and cafes, through small bistro type restaurants to fine dining. All are family friendly.

The bars again welcome families & some run quiz nights & karaoke nights on a regular basis which can be great fun. There are several bars which show UK sports. All of these plus internet cafe, supermarket, chemist are within 8 min walk.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $553.94

Winter rates are variable depending on occupancy and duration of stay. The basic price of £450/week is based on 2 people staying at Vila Margarida. Each additional person will be charged at an additional £50/person/week.
Pool heating is available at additional charge £125/week in summer months, £150/week in winter months
Winter rates do not include electricity unless pool heating is taken as extra

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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