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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 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

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

Fiona Harris
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017

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 Lagos region

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:
  • 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Vila Margarida. Luxury 5 bedroom villa with private pool and tennis
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Beautiful Villa in the Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We had a brilliant holiday at Vila Margarida. As a multi generational group we really appreciated the generous space the villa provided so we were all able to 'do our own thing' and then get together for lovely long relaxing meals in the outside dining area. The grandchildren loved the beautiful sandy beach which is an easy walk from the villa and we all enjoyed the pool and tennis court. The local shops were very convenient which was fortunate as nine people seem to get through large quantities of food and drink. We hired cars, but hardly used them as everything was in walking distance and we were content to just enjoy the villa and its grounds - our youngest grandson (nearly 2) was fascinated by the lemons and grapefruits growing in the garden - we had to do several trips around each day to see if more had ripened! Everyone agreed a very successful holiday - we'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of Vila Margarida. We are so pleased that you and your family enjoyed your stay so much. Fiona
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Exceeded Our Expectations! A Fantastic Vila!

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted with the Vila - It is clean and very spacious. The pool and Tennis Court are great and the BBQ area is perfect for an evening meal. The views are good and it is quiet!

All in all a really great stay for our family. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words- we are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to Vila Margarida Fiona
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  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful time in Vila Margarida. The photos just don't do it justice! We've stayed in a lot of villas over the years and we all agreed that it was our favourite.

The inside of the villa is just lovely and everything looks brand new. Often in holiday accommodation the fixtures and fittings aren't great quality but this is definitely not the case here.

The pool is so lovely and great to have the outside fridge, bbq area and covered seating. I was so happy there that my planned trips to Burgau and Lagos just never happened as I couldn't drag myself away. It was so lovely to be able to play a bit of tennis on our own court each evening. And end each night with a drink on the covered veranda.

The location of the villa is great as we were able to walk to the beach, supermarket (which will deliver for free) and all bars and restaurants.

We have already started planning our next trip!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review Chris. We do look forward to hearing from you again Best wishes Fiona
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a dream

  • 5 of 5

we stayed for the second time im this beautiful villa.

Everything was perfect: the informations we got before the trip, the services that are offered, the villa, the garden, the swimming pool, the surrounding and the mindful help of Mrs. Reynolds.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, I am so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday at Vila Margarida
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Wonderful Holiday Vila

  • 5 of 5

Five ladies with an interest in tennis had a wonderful holiday at Vila Margarida. From the initial booking until our departure the owner could not have been more helpful. We all were delighted with the Vila and the accommodation which was luxurious and exceedingly well equipped. The swimming pool, grounds and the tennis court just added to our stay. The support of the agent and housekeeper was much appreciated and they gave us some local knowledge. A sightseeing trip was organised too. We certainly want to return as it was a perfect holiday.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jennifer-so glad you enjoyed your holiday. We hope to welcome you back in future! Best wishes Fiona
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Incredible location with tremendous accommodations for any trying to enjoy days in the sun

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 10 individuals thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The host was more than accommodating, allowing our group of college aged spring breakers to stay at her property for 5 days.

The property itself is perfect for anyone trying to get days in the sun, in a lovely atmosphere. The backyard and pool area were beatiful. The villa even came with a maid who cleaned the house multiple times during our stay. The maid was amazing and we loved her so much and she was so cute. She was extremely friendly and kept the villa clean and looking prestine for the duration of our stay...

Overall I would give our stay at this villa a 10/10, lacking in no areas whatsoever. I would recommend it for anyone and everyone. I hope that others can stay at this property and enjoy it to the extent that we did.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review guys. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday at Vila Margarida. For the reference of other future guests I would like to confirm that I am happy to accept groups of younger people as long as they seem as pleasant as this group. The only condition I have with groups of younger adults is that I collect a higher security deposit 'just in case' and in the vast majority of cases (as in the case of this delightful group) I am happy to say I don't need to make any deduction from it :) Thanks again and perhaps see you again in the future. Fiona
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Lagos West
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
600 Metres
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

Luz Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer
May 27 2017 - Jul 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer 2017
Jul 22 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 30 2017 - Nov 3 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Nov 4 2017 - Mar 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
Early Spring
Mar 3 2018 - Mar 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
Mar 31 2018 - Apr 13 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Spring
Apr 14 2018 - May 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 26 2018 - Jul 20 2018
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer
Jul 21 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
Sep 29 2018 - Nov 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
Nov 3 2018 - Mar 1 2019
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $517.45

Winter rates are variable depending on occupancy and duration of stay. The basic price of £400/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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