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Fully Registered Second (Top) Floor Apartment, Pool, Garage, Idyllic Location.

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment in Santa Luzia, Nr. Tavira, Eastern Algarve - Fabulous Village Location, 2 Minutes To Waterfront And Watertaxi To Secluded Beach

Jardins de Santa Luzia is a small (16 units) apartment block nestling in the heart of the village, the octopus fishing capital of the Algarve. Apartment "Q" is on the second (top) floor, it is extremely quiet and private and comprises a living room, double bedroom, full bathroom and well equipped kitchen. It has a spacious terrace , sunloungers, table and chairs . It is fully registered with the local authority and as such has been passed as being fully suitable for holiday rentals. The block has a secure underground car park and swimming pool. Location is 2 kms from nearby Tavira, 30kms to Faro airport and 25kms to the Spanish border. The nearest beach is the truly wonderful, blue flag, Terra Estreita, which is accessed by a speed boat from a jetty some 300m from the apartment (2 euros return ). This is still a relatively unknown beach. Further west is the famous Barril beach accessed by a pleasant 600m walk or by a little toy train. This would be a haven for gourmet beach/walking lovers! Broadband. This is one of three similar apartments all managed by the same person, if this is fully booked there may be another in the block available.

Property Manager
gaynor stapleton
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
September 29, 2017

About gaynor stapleton

As I cannot make up my mind between Southern Ireland and the Easter Algarve I commute between the two each year. I have owned property in the latter since 2002. Both locations are unspoilt, the people unspoilt and they offer something special.

Finding and renovating property has always been the love of my live so all my properties are individual and furnished and equipped to a high standard. All are all in superb locations whether they be surrounded by the lush Irish countryside or Portugese orange groves.

gaynor stapleton purchased this apartment in 2003

Why gaynor stapleton chose Santa Luzia

Sta Luzia is still a fishermans village despite being invaded by the whole of Lisbon in the high season of July and August. It offers superb bars, restaurants and facilities in a lovely lagoon-side setting. The beach Terra de Estreita is close to hand via local speed boats.

Jardins de Santa Luzia is one of the only apartment blocks (16 apartments) to be in the heart of the old town but yet offering a salt water swimming pool and underground garage.

What makes this apartment unique

One can enjoy a carless holiday in Sta Luzia. It is possible to walk (or borrow the bicyles available to cycle ) to the beach, the shops, numerous restaurants and bars. There is a regular, reliable airport shuttle to the town or a driver for a collection/delivery.

The apartment itself , like the village , is special but a visit is neccessary to establish exactly why!!!! 80% of the bookings are repeats whether they be annual or less frequent.

Guestbook comments from the manager

"Simply wonderful - we loved the apartment and Sta Luzia" guests from the UK.

"Very comfortable and quiet" Irish guests.

"Great Craic altogether" more Irish guests.
Jan 2006
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Cafe Vila
Nearest Ferry
1000 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
11 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Casa Do Abade
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Terra Estreita
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

A host of activities are now available in the area. Quad biking/Safari jeep outings into the hills, Angling, painting classes - all by arrangement.


Two minutes walk to the waterfront from where one catches a boat to the stunning Terra Estreita beach. Barril beach is four minutes drive away here there is a little train to the beach or one can walk/cycle


Faro airport 35 minutes drive away. Tavira station 4 minutes drive. Airport Shuttle available to the door.


In heart of village. Waterfront, bars, shops, restaurants all within 5 minutes walk.

Further Details:

Short, cheap taxi ride into Tavira (under €5) Numerous restaurants, some superb, daily market, international film festival in summer, sailing, deep sea fishing, cycling (two bikes supplied with apartment if required).


Santa Luzia Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
  • Fully tiled bathroom with bath, shower, whb, bidet and loo.Tastefuly tiled and constant hot water.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with Queen Size bed , luxurious matress, large fitted wardrobe south facing french door onto terrace. Air conditioning/heating with remote control.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Ideal for couples with/without a car. Garage space available. Unlimited Wifi and internet UK TV Outside: The public área comprises a ten metre salt pool with sun loungers around. The apartment private terrace has a dining table, four chairs, sun loungers, umbrella and Weber barbecue. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, sheets etc. included. Property cleaned once a week or more often by arrangement. Welcome pack on arrival and further catering on consultation.


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Fully Registered Second (Top) Floor Apartment, Pool, Garage, Idyllic Location.
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Fabulous, as always!

  • 5 of 5

Everything you need, and more, in a spacious private apartment. Comfy bed, plenty of hot water, loads of equipment and

very clean and tidy. Near the boat to the beach and great restaurants. Our second visit and no doubt we will be back again next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Gostamos muito do apartamento, do local, da praia! Foram uns dias fantásticos!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Anabela. I am so happy you enjoyed yourselves. Gaynor
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
10% deposit with booking and balance two weeks prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in euros and are totally inclusive of electricity, water, gas, cleaning, laundry etc. Everything can be conducted in the sterling equivalent. Long winter lets available for 2014/15

Clients pay the owner direct either in euros or sterling.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.