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Gregor Stewart-Smythe

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, portuguese, Portuguese, Some French,

Lovely Villa with Private Pool, Sea Views + Free internet

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Lagos region Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa in Praia da Luz, Western Algarve, Portugal - Quiet Location, Walking Distance to Village Facilities and the Beach

This attractive villa is situated in a small exclusive development in a quiet cul de sac offering peaceful surroundings, yet only 10 mins walk from the blue flag beach in Praia da Luz. The upstairs bedrooms offer wonderful sea views, and downstairs is the spacious living room and dining area. From the living area double doors lead onto a large terrace, very pretty garden and private pool with outside dining table and sun loungers. The owner spends much time in the villa and has furnished it to a very high standard for that reason. The bars and restaurants are approximately 5 minutes walk and the historic town of Lagos is an 8 minute drive, where you find many more bars and restaurants, great shopping and Lagos Marina. The Vila offers free WiFi internet to its guests.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Gregor Stewart-Smythe (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english, portuguese, Portuguese, Some French,

About Gregor Stewart-Smythe

Hello Guests,

Thank you for taking your time to read about our Vila in Praia da Luz.

We have been operating rental properties in the Luz area for the past twelve years. Recently we took over the management of our Vila and have been enjoying the interaction with our clients.

We have recently acquired several properties in the area that we rent out and manage on behalf of other investors. All the properties in our portfolio are kitted out to a high standard and are personally supervised by ourselves.

We often have return clients who say that its a home away from home which is exactly what we aim to achieve.

We hope one day we can welcome you all to Praia da Luz

Gregor Stewart-Smythe purchased this villa in 2002

Why Gregor Stewart-Smythe chose Lagos region

Fantastic location all with beautiful views, safe, clean environment and a great investment.

What makes this villa unique

Sun, sea and down time to just chill out. The Vilas are all in walking distance to all the shops and a 10 min walk to the blue flag beach of Praia da Luz.

We like to meet and greet all our clients which adds value to your holiday experience with us.


based on 4 traveler reviews

Lovely Villa with Private Pool, Sea Views + Free internet
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay in the villa, it is absolutely perfect, has everything you need and more and decorated to a very high standard. You get the sun all day starting with coffee in the morning on the balcony with sea views.

Gregor and Vicky are very welcoming and put themselves out in anyway that they can to help or advise you with places to go or eat we are looking forward to going back next year. We would recommend this villa to everyone, excellent

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Carol and Colin, We value your custom and are delighted to know that you will be returning to Luz for your "Big Day" . Should you need additional recommendations we are here to help. It's always good to know you enjoyed your stays at the Vila....I'll work on the "Beer butler "for Colin! Enjoy your summer. Kind regards Gregor and Vicky.
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  • 5 of 5

We came to Luz Bay for a wedding and had a fantastic time (all 78 of us!). I booked this beautiful villa and Gregor, the owner, was amazing. The accommodation was spotless and had everything we needed. Although a 5-10 minute walk out of town it was in a lovely location with stunning sea views. Luz Bay itself has some great bars and restaurants and I would definitely recommend Barroca for great food and hospitality. I would certainly book this villa again if I did another trip. Thank you Gregor for everything.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Paul, Thank you for your review. its good to know you all enjoyed your stay at the vila and the wedding celebrations. Hopefully in the not to distant future we will have the privileged of welcoming you back to Luz. Kind regards to all the family and enjoy the rest of your summer. Gregor.
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Lovely villa

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a lovely week in this villa. Our daughters loved the location. They don't like anything too remote! It was peaceful yet close to restaurants etc. About a 15 min walk to Luz beach but also within driving distance to other beaches. It's a very comfortably furnished villa and well maintained. Gregor met us on arrival and showed us around. It was a lovely welcome. Would recommend to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Villa

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at this villa with friends & would definitely recommend it.

The villa is lovely, well equipped & beautifully furnished. The balcony shared by the front two bedrooms had a stunning view of the sea, the pictures really do not do it justice.

The villa is in a good location, just a short walk into the centre of Luz where there is a good selection of bars & restaurants.

The directions to the villa were comprehensive & very easy to follow. Gregor (owner) & Partricia (on site contact) were both expectationally prompt & helpful at any answering queries.

We would definitely like to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Rachel & Huw, We thank you for your kind and positive comments about your stay with us at the Vila in Praia da Luz. Hopefully, we look forward to welcoming you all back in the future. Best Regards Gregor and Patricia the Vila Manager.
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Nearest Barpub
55 Metres
Praia da Luz
Nearest Ferry
23 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
11 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Praia da Luz
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Praia da Luz
Car: recommended


Praia da Luz is arguably one of the prettiest beaches in the Western Algarve, sporting the European blue flag. East are picturesque rocky coves and the long sandy crescent of Meia Praia at Lagos, within 10 minutes drive. 15 minutes West are the resort beaches of Burgau and Salema, and further again are a multitude of beaches frequented by surfers. Spectacular and less busy but not so safe for small children.


Faro is the nearest airport at only a 1 hour drive away.

Further Details:

The villa is well placed and within walking distance to all village amenities which include post office, bank, cash dispensing machines, several supermarkets, pharmacy, English-speaking doctors surgery and dentist.

Zoomarine dolphin park and Slide and Splash water park provide coach transport from Luz. Anglican church services are held on Sunday in the local church. Near to the villa is the Oceanico resort which has spa, gym, and indoor pool facilities. There are two water-sport centres on the beach providing everything from banana boat rides, to sailing lessons, to fishing excursions.

From Lagos you can try parasailing, deep-sea fishing, dolphin safari, or visit the grottos by fishing boat. There are several surf centres offering day trips to wherever the waves are best on the day, wetsuits, equipment and instruction as required. Luz can offer truly international cuisine in a wide choice of cafes and restaurants to suit all tastes and occasions. Many are family friendly and also offer a takeaway service.

For a change of scene we recommend an evening out in the historic town of Lagos. The 8 minute taxi ride is inexpensive - let us book for you and just sit back and enjoy the local wines.


Rates & Availability

Luz Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 2
May 31 2016 - Jun 24 2016
7 night minimum stay
Rate 3
Jun 25 2016 - Sep 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
Rate 5
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 15 2016
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 20 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Autum
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 14 2017 - Oct 28 2017
6 night minimum stay
Oct 29 2017 - Mar 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $219

Booking Notes:
Periods may be held on option for up to 2 days. A 20% reservation deposit is required to confirm a booking, with the balance of payment falling due 2 months before the start date of the rental period. Security deposit to be paid with the reservation balance.

Changeover Day:
Rentals are by the week and changeover day is Saturday during the summer season. Winter lets may commence any day of the week and are charged per day with a minimum stay of 5 days. Entry is after 2pm on arrival day and exit by 10am on departure.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. We accept payments in Euros and United States Dollars please ask for prices depending on exchange rates of the day.

We require a 20% deposit on the full amount to confirm a reservation. Thereafter, the balance and the security deposit to be paid in full two months before the date of arrival. Security deposit will be refunded after 7 working days.

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Lagos region Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • 3 bathrooms - En-suite to master bedroom with bath and overhead shower, wc, basin and bidet. Shower room with shower cubicle, wc and basin. Separate wc with handbasin near lounge.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 + 1 Baby cot (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with queen size bed, fitted wardrobes, and doors to balcony. Twin bedroom with fitted wardrobes and doors to balcony. Twin bedroom with fitted wardrobes and doors to upper garden.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Village amenities are within walking distance. Outside: Pool terrace has ample sun beds. Italian Emu designer table and chairs to seat 6 plus a further table on the top patio with an additional 4 chairs for Al fresco dining. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: A full set of towels are provided plus we also have pool towels free of charge the maid does a full clean on saturdays. Pool clean and garden service once a week. Other: We offer free inter net service with wifi router. We have a local MEO cable system which has English channels plus we have a TV magic box that received most UK and European stations via the internet.

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