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Beautiful Modern Apartment With Free Wi-Fi

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment


About the property

Apartment in Praia da Luz, Western Algarve - Short Walk To Village And Beaches

This super, exceptionally well equipped apartment is available for rental throughout the whole year. The property has an airy, spacious feel and has been furnished to a particularly high standard. Both bedrooms and the living room have patio windows which open out onto one of two balconies where you can enjoy the magnificent sea views. To add to your comfort there is full remote controlled air conditioning which keeps the property cool in summer and provides heating during winter. The apartment is situated in the popular St James complex which has a large swimming pool alongside a smaller children's pool together with a play area with swings etc. all of which is exclusively for the use of residents. There is a small supermarket nearby and excellent coffee shop by the pool area and bar/restaurants within the complex. Wi-fi is available in the apartment should you require to use it.


More Details
Registration Number : 9728/AL

Phil Basnett
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
November 15, 2017

About Phil Basnett

We live in Central England. Jo is a very happily retired teacher and Phil took early retirement from sales/marketing a few years ago. We have 2 grown up and married children and are also proud Grannie and Grandpa of 4 lovely grandchildren.

Phil Basnett purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Phil Basnett chose Luz

We first went to the Algarve around 30 years ago and fell in love with the area and Praia da Luz in particular. It became our dream to one day own a property there.

The village, whilst now catering for visitors both Summer and Winter, has lost none of its character and charm. The safe sandy beach which is only 5 minutes walk away from our apartment is ideal for families to enjoy the many water sports available or just to relax and enjoy the sunshine.

There are many really good restaurants and bars in the village. If you prefer excellent fresh fish/meat and wonderful vegetables are readily available from the local shops to cook and enjoy with a bottle of wine on our balcony overlooking the sea.

What makes this apartment unique

We have equipped the apartment to a very high standard and it has air conditioning to all rooms which keeps you cool in the Summer and warm if it gets chilly in the Winter.

We have English property managers who will meet you on arrival and look after things during your stay.

Many families have enjoyed their stay and become friends since we took the keys in 2007, a number have returned for their second or third visit.

Guestbook comments from the owner

All comments below can be seen in our visitors book.

'Thank you for letting us use your marvellous apartment. We had a fabulous time and the facilities were spot on.' (Aug '07).

'Thanks Phil & Jo for sharing your superb place'. (Dec '07).

'A lovely spacious apartment' (Aug '08).

'Thanks for sharing your wonderful apartment with us' (Sep '08)

The peace was wonderful (June '09).

Our third stay here, the apartment is great (June '09).

Thank you Phil & Jo for allowing us the use of your lovely home in the sun


Second visit, of hopefully many (July'09).

The apartment was excellent, spacious, cool and elegant (Sep'09).

Perfect apartment, perfect location (Nov'10)

A week here in this amazing apartment (June'11)

The sunrises and sunsets viewed from the balcony are superb (Sept'11)

The apartment is the best we have stayed in anywhere (Sept'11)

I really don't want to leave (Oct'11)

Brilliant stay, apartment lovely as always (Nov'11)

Thanks a lovely apartment(Jan'12)

Fantastic holiday (Aug'13)

It couldn't have been better (Dec'13)

Your apartment is perfect (July'14)

Apartment as good as always ( Aug'14)

We have had another lovely holiday ( Sept'14)

This is our 3rd visit and still love it ( Jan'15 )

Thank you Phil & Jo for letting me stay ( March'15 )

Thanks for letting us use your apartment ( Aug'15)

Very much look forward to returning to Luz and your apartment (Sept'15)
Aug 2015
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Luz Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • The en-suite bathroom has a shower, basin and wc. The family bathroom has basin, bidet, wc and bath with shower over.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: There are two double bedrooms (one en-suite) both of which have twin beds that can be joined to form super kings, depending upon your circumstances. Each room has a fitted double wardrobe (one with safe) and patio door leading to a balcony with sea view. A travel cot is available on request, there is a small charge payable in the resort.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Much thought and planning has gone into the furnishing of this apartment to make it a comfortable and suitable venue for all types of holiday makers. As there are two bathrooms and the bedrooms can be twin or double it makes ideal accommodation for families with children, couples or singletons. For those with a larger party we can arrange joint letting with the owners of the apartment directly above this one, giving accommodation, in total, for up to 10 people. Outside: A table with four chairs and parasol for use on the larger of the two balconies is provided. Here you can sit and enjoy the sea views and watch the world to by. The St. James complex has been finished to a very high standard with pretty gardens and grassy areas. There are ample sunbeds, parasols and space to put them. The pool is clean and well maintained, the pool area tidied daily. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Our property managers will help with any problems during your stay. They provide towels and maid service 2x weekly. Bedlinin is changed weekly. Please note you will need to provide your own towels for beach and pool use.


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Beautiful Modern Apartment With Free Wi-Fi
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  • 5 of 5

Fab location, beautiful area especially the beaches! Lovely apartment. The owner and the apartment manager were both extremely friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Emma, Jo and I are really pleased you enjoyed the area and our apartment, you will be very welcome to return. Best Wishes Phil.
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Nice appartment, good position for amenities. Great views from balcony.

  • 4 of 5

Appartment was nice, we thought the balcony was on the small side a bit of a squeeze to move around out there. Great view of the sea though. Good size bedrooms, well equipped. The only one grumble was that we thought the mattress in both rooms could do with being renewed. They were quite hard, lumpy and you could feel the springs. Found them a bit uncomfortable. Good size swimming pool that looked well maintained. We didn't use it because we like the beach. Fantastic beahes all along that coast line, well worth visiting them if you have a car. Boat trips to the grottoes along the coast are worth doing, not to expensive. Also dolphin watching was very entertaining, again not overly priced. Some very nice restaurants within easy walking distance from the appartment. Our favourites were Paulo's just along the road, and in the town Fabriqua.You need to book your table though in all the nicer restaurants. All in all a good place for your holiday. The sea was really cold our second week because they had a cool north wind blowing. Ok during the day but chilly of an evening to. Didn't spoil our time there and we

would return.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This place was beautifully decorated, offered all amenities and the views were stunning.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed every minute of our stay in Luz. So much to see and do. Friendly people, great food and beautiful scenery. Will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Coleen, Jo and I are so pleased you enjoyed your stay, you are very welcome to return. Very best wishes Phil & Jo.
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Very nice location with an amazing view.

  • 5 of 5

Let me first say that the location of this property could not be better. Luz is an awesome town in a beutiful setting that is both relaxing and full of fun things to do. We fully enjoyed our stay and would love to make it back there someday. The property is in a nice development which is walking distance from the beach and downtown area. The development was peaceful and well maintained and the view from this particular unit is incredible. The pictures on the page really fail to do the view justice. The condo was spacious and clean (though we did find a pair of beetles in bed on our second night, probably more a result of the location rather than poor higene as the place was spotless). The condo certainly has everything you would need for an extended stay though we were unfortunately only there for a weekend: a large kitchen, seperate bathrooms for masters and guests and a spacious common room with a TV. The condo was inviting and tastefully decorated. My only criticism would be that the beds aren't very cumfortable, a bit stiff for us. The owner is very prompt respond to any concerns. The key wasn't in the designated location when we arrived but this matter was quickly sorted out for us while we checked out the town. This was greatly appreciated. The town itself is quaint but is large enough to find plenty of fun restraunts, bars, shops and activities. Our favorit port of the stay was a hike to Burgau along the oceanside cliffs. The trail starts only a short walk westward from the complex. Overall our short trip to Luz was very enjoyable and we look forward to making our way back there someday.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for saying you enjoýed your stay. We really do work hard to ensure our guests have a great time. You are very welcome to return.
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Great location, lovely apartment, stunning views!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a lovely holiday at this apartment in Praia da Luz. It is a modern and spacious two bedroom apartment with stunning sea views and a very homely feel to it. The appartment is very well equipped with everything you might need (and more). The location couldn't be any better, 5 minutes walk down to the beach and the bars and restaurants etc. The complex itself is very nice and ideal for families as the kids pool is very big and situated in a secure area with a children's play area adjacent. The owner was friendly, helpful and extremely accommodating throughout. We would not hesitate to return in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay, thanks for your review, you will be welcome to return. Regards Phil & Jo.
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Great location, short walk to bars and restaurants

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful, light and spacious apartment with fantastic sea views from all rooms and the balcony. It was spotlessly clean for our arrival and the owners and manager were very approachable and quick to reply to any inquiries before and during our stay

Just a 5 minute walk to the promenade and centre of Luz, where there is an abundance of cafes and restaurants - Chinese, Indian, Portuguese, South African, Italian, American Diner and much more. if you need even more choice, then 10 minutes in the car and you are in Lagos where there are also plenty of shops. There are two main supermarkets in Luz plus another couple of smaller ones, so a car isn't necessary if you are staying here.

We can recommend this apartment for families, young couples or the more mature! There is a lift if you can't manage stairs.

We have stayed in this complex a number of times before, but the position and lay out of this apartment makes it one of the best!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your positive comments, we try to ensure our guests have a great time, it's nice to know the hard work is worth it !
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Nearest Airport
85 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
250 Metres
Praia da Luz
Car: not necessary


Luz beach is a short walk away. The safe, wide sandy beach is ideal for swimming, sunbathing, building sandcastles or maybe a game of cricket! Watersports are available. The lovely sandy cove of Porto do Mos is a 10 minute drive to the east or to the west you have the busy fishing villages of Burgau or Salema, all of which have excellent beach bar/restaurants and soft golden sand. The more energetic might like to walk to these villages along the coastal path, enjoying the breathtaking views.


Faro airport is a 45 minute drive from Luz by motorway. Car hire can be arranged for pick up and drop off at the airport. However, as Luz has all you need, car hire is not essential and transfers can be arranged by taxi.


Lagos stands 5Km to the east of Luz. Here you will find many shops, bars and restaurants among the narrow, cobbled streets. It is also interesting to walk around the marina. Other places of interest within driving distance include Sagres to the west and Silves to the east. To the north you will find Monchique situated in the hills. You might prefer Slide and Splash water park or the Zoomarine, both nearby.

Further Details:

The village of Luz is totally self-sufficient, having shops, bars, restaurants, banks and supermarkets. It is the ideal base for a relaxed seaside holiday or a more energetic walking or golfing holiday. Whilst the resort has grown over the years it still retains its friendly, village atmosphere.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A non-refundable deposit of 25% is required on booking with the remainder being due no later than 4 weeks before you are due to holiday.

Please note - a small charge is made for the provision of cot and/or high chair.

Changeover Day:
Changeover is flexible but as a general rule, clients should check out by 10.00 am and arrival time after 12.00 midday

Notes on prices:
Prices are shown for the property per week in UK Pounds, maximum occupancy 4/5. Any length of stay can be catered for from weekends to several weeks. Discounts available for long term lets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.