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'Casa Matos Brancos' Luxury Villa

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa near Lagos, Algarve, Portugal - A Beautiful Villa With Every Amenity, Perfect For All Family Holidays

Casa Matos Brancos is a fantastic villa set in beautiful unspoiled countryside, very close to the beautiful villages of Praia da Luz and Burgau. The villa is set in private grounds with stunning views across the natural park land. The swimming pool is one of largest heated private pools in the Algarve, the villa has it's own putting green and private all weather tennis court. There is a very large covered area poolside with built in BBQ and outdoor dining facilities. Just inside from the pool terrace is the bar, where many guests enjoy relaxing and mixing a few cocktails! This area leads up to the open plan living room, kitchen and dining room. The villa has a separate games room with pool table and dart board, there is also an all weather table tennis table. This villa is ideal for one,two or more families wishing to share a first class self-contained villa with every amenity. Espiche village is 18 minutes on foot with supermarket, mini-market, cafes and restaurants.

Property Manager
Nick and Jackie Agar
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

The villa was excellent; it was very spacious and catered easily for two families without being on top of one another. The purpose of renting a villa with a swimming pool, tennis court, table tennis table and games room was initially to keep the teenagers occupied. However, in reality both families including the grown ups used these excellent facilities in full.

B Carson

We all had a lovely holiday. The tennis court was great, we had some good matches and the men spent even more time practising their putting as well as playing 4 rounds of golf!

We will come back and stay with you soon.


The villa exceeded our expectations. Lots of great additional touches such as having basics in the cupboard, loads of cutlery and crockery, the beach towels, every room having a balcony or garden. Not to mention a really nice and relaxed approach from you both. It actually feels like a lived in place.

We are recommending you all over the place! Wonderful stay thanks loads

Mar 2007
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Luz Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Rural
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
    Shower room 3 - shower
    Shower room 4 - shower
  • En-suite walk-in shower with basin/vanity,adjoining WC/basin to bedroom 1 En-suite shower with WC & basin/vanity to bedroom 2. En-suite walk-in shower with basin/vanity,adjoining WC/basin to bedroom 3 Private shower/WC to bedrooms 4/5 Shared WC- G.flr
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, double bed. Bedroom 2, family room (double bed with additional single bed). Bedroom 3, twin beds. Bedroom 4, twin beds. Bedroom 5, three single beds.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Notes on accommodation: Wide selection of reading material in the bookcase, please feel free to read and exchange if you wish. Games cupboard with selection of games and puzzles. The bar has a selection of beers, wines and spirits which guests are welcome to enjoy. The garden has a variety of fruit trees, figs, olives, almonds and oranges..please pick at your leisure! Cot, high chair and portable bed/s available for infants and young children. All bedrooms are extremely spacious and easily able to accommodate a cot or additional bed if required. Outside: Very large 12.5 metre x 6 metre Heated Private Pool. Sunbathing terrace surrounding each side of the pool with 10 top quality sun loungers and comfortable seating. There is a 2nd large outdoor dining table and chairs situated alongside the garden in a naturally shaded area. Graduated steps/pathway from pool terrace to putting green and tennis court. From the living areas and bar, onto the Pool Terrace, there is a large barbecue/grill, beautiful outdoor dining table and chairs, seating up to 12 people. All weather tennis court and putting green set in lovely peaceful gardens. Each bedroom has its own private furnished terrace/balcony for quiet relaxation with lovely views! Utility Room: Utility room situated by Kitchen - Washing machine,vacuum, iron and ironing board, household equipment, kitchen waste/recycling area Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, pool towels, linen and midweek towel change are included. Weekly linen change and cleaning included for stays of more than 7 nights. Please note beach towels are not provided. Additional maid service available upon request. Other: Games room with Pool table and dartboard. All weather table tennis table. Games equipment room with tennis rackets, balls, table tennis equipment, golf putters, selection of inflatables for the pool.


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'Casa Matos Brancos' Luxury Villa
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 7 reviews
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Wonderful villa

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful holiday at this lovely villa, with 3 generations of our family. The layout of the villa was great, provided that you don't mind a few steps internally and externally (which we didn't). The pool was superb and, with using the pool cover each night, the temperature was maintained at a pretty constant 30 deg C (29 deg C in the mornings rising to 31 deg C in the afternoons). The tennis court was well used, but a little net maintenance work is needed. We ate all meals at the outdoor eating area, which was very attractive and had great views. Nick was very helpful in helping to organise car hire and luggage transport, and in providing suggestions for restaurants and shopping. We ate out twice in Espiche and once in Lagos. The walk into Espiche village is not too long, but not particularly attractive or easy, so on our second visit we took the car. Spent two days at the beach in Bergau, which has a beautiful sandy beach and rock pools. However it is very busy in the high season, so we would recommend getting there early to secure a parking place, which are limited. A fairly constant breeze kept the temperature during the day to an acceptable level, but it could be a bit cool at night times. One night we switched off the outside lights and went down to the tennis court (with a torch) to view the sky at night - we could see Mars, Saturn, thousands of stars and, clearly, the Milky Way - what a sight! Overall a brilliant holiday at this superb villa.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Large, airy, well equipped villa

  • 4 of 5

The villa was excellent with fantastic views over countryside. It was particularly enjoyable having a family meal whilst watching the sun set. The villa was very clean with good quality facilities, space and comfortable furniture throughout. The service provided by Jackie and Nick was first class from start to finish. The only slight negatives were the amount of steps to negotiate in and around the villa and the location albeit beautiful meant that transport was necessary to get to the local towns. This was not a problem for us as the taxi service was very good. Car hire out of the question for us as we all like a drink!! The lovely resort of Luz is quite close and has a good selection of bars and restaurants. Lagos is a must visit town. Would not hesitate to recommend this villa.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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First Class

  • 5 of 5

We had a FANTASTIC time,at this excellent villa. Nick was very friendly and exceptionally helpful. Great times were had in the pool,tennis court and putting green ( although I had to let the wife beat me,each time ). A car is ESSENTIAL - large supermarkets within 15 mins.Plenty of low cost GREAT eating places ( Nick provides a list ). A visit to Cape St. Vincent is highly recommended.BEST villa so far ( we have used Owners Direct for the past 10 years ).

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous stay

  • 5 of 5

Enormous thanks on behalf of the whole family for a fabulous stay. 12 of us ranging from 1yrs to 75 years old is not always an easy task, however everything went extremely smoothly, thanks for your help in that. Lovely bright and clean villa, even more space than we had imagined! Wonderful pool and facilities, we couldn´t keep the kids out of the pool (and some of the adults) so many evenings spent on the terrace with the BBQ and still swimming! Although we needed a car during our stay, we found walking into Espiche village very enjoyable and quick, great recommendation for the restaurant too. Hope to return again.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Large villa great for families

  • 5 of 5

Superb villa for large families. Large clean pool, tennis court and putting green. Table tennis was very popular. Good BBQ.

Large rooms in villa with plenty of toilets and showers. TV, internet etc. Plenty plates, glasses etc. Very comfortable lounge.

Clean and well maintained.

Rooms on several levels with stairs.

200m off busy road. Car essential.

Few mins easy drive into Lagos

We enjoyed a great week staying in the villa using the facilities during the day before eating in Lagos in evening.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great villa for large families

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 2 weeks in this villa with our family which included 2 under 3's. Pool great, tennis court great, location great except sometimes when the wind is from the SE the road can be a bit noisy. It is expensive but it is worth it. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kit and Caroline. Glad you all had such a great time, we both enjoyed having you stay for the two weeks and meeting your extended family from various parts of the world! Sorry it was a bit windy for you on a couple of occasions, we don't normally have any issues with noise, however the Algarve had a few very gusty days during August this year. Looking forward to seeing you again in the future.
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The beautiful beaches of Praia da Luz and Burgau are just a 5 minute journey by car. Both beaches offer safe bathing (Lifeguard April-October) and other facilities. Cabanas Velas is an exciting, tropical beach a little further along the coast from Burgau, continuing to the lovely beaches at Salema & Sagres (very popular for surfers). Lagos has 6km golden sands of Meia Praia, coves of Batata Beach, Praia Dona Ana, Praia do Camilo, all beautiful and

offering safe bathing (Lifeguard April-October)


Car is recommended but not essential. Efficient local bus service to all areas, with the bus stop 5 minutes walk from the villa. Taxi service is inexpensive. Our welcome book has information on bus timetables and taxis. Nearest major airport is Faro (90km).

Nearest railway station at Lagos (8km). Nearest motorway junction of A22 (4km).


The centre of Espiche Village is an 18 minute walk from the villa via country lane with supermarket, mini market serving fresh bread daily, local cafes & restaurants. A popular family restaurant/traditional bar en route is just an 11 minute walk from the villa, serving traditional Portuguese and International food. It has a relaxed atmosphere, live entertainment nights, quiz nights, childrens playground, plenty of outside seating and parking too.

Further Details:

This property adheres to all the legal requirements and safety regulations for rental purposes and holds the ' Alojamento Local' license. We have a complaints book.


Rates & Availability

Luz Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
July - August 2017
Jul 22 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
October 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2017 - 2018
Nov 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
May 2018
May 1 2018 - May 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
June 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
July 2018
Jul 1 2018 - Jul 20 2018
7 night minimum stay
July - August 2018
Jul 21 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
September 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
October 2018
Oct 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $392.16

Booking Notes:
Upon receiving a booking request, we will send you a booking form and a copy of our terms and conditions, which we require to be returned along with a 30% deposit within 3 days.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day can be flexible depending on season.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds based upon 12 person occupancy, inclusive of pool heating (May - October). Reduced rates offered for 6 or less (excluding late July/August) and supplement applicable for more than 12. Easy payment into an English account in Pounds or payment is possible in Euros into a Portuguese account. Please enquire for prices at Christmas and New Year.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

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