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Lovely Villa with Private Pool, Sea Views + Free internet

Luz, Portugal
  • Villa
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights

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 Villa offers free WiFi internet to its guests. Long winter lets please send dates for rates.


Gregor Stewart-Smythe

Member Since 2009
Response time:
within a few days
english, portuguese, Portuguese, Some French
Calendar last updated:
Apr 08, 2018
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 Luz

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.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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.


      • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower, bidet
      • Shower room 1
      • Toilet 1
      • 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.

      Location Type

        • Beach
        • Near The Ocean
        • Village


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Fireplace
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                      Living room with sofa and arm chairs. Tv, cd player / radio, fireplace, doors leading out to pool terrace and garden. Dining area with table and chairs to seat 6. Doors to terrace and garden. Air-conditioning. Up stairs patio table and chairs to seat 4.
                    • Parking
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Kitchen
                          Fully fitted and well equipped kitchen with all modern appliances.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Duel system cable TV plus Magic box for all UK TV stations
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  Flat screen


                                    • Balcony
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Golf
                                      There are 4 golf courses within 5-20 minutes of Luz, the nearest and most recently completed being Quinta da Boavista. There is also the challenging, hilly course at Parque da Floresta to the west, and Palmares and Penina, both east of Lagos.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Porch / Veranda
                                    • Tennis


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Private Pool


                                                • museums
                                                • bay/sound
                                                • caves
                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • duty free shops
                                                • forests
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • marina
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • nude beach
                                                • playground
                                                • reefs
                                                • restaurants
                                                • ruins
                                                • theme parks
                                                • water parks
                                                • winery tours
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • 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

                                                            • sailing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • paragliding
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • 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.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                  12 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Beautiful, well kept and well equipped. Lovely gardens also well maintained.

                                                                  Gordon C.Glasgow

                                                                  All the family loved the villa. Plenty of room for 6 adults. Lots of space on terrace and in garden. Bedrooms good size and two good bathrooms. Lovely kitchen and dining area. Washing area at side of villa - very useful.

                                                                  Luz is a beautiful place with some nice restaurants and Lagos 15 minute drive away.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you for taking the time to review your villa stay... Trust you will enjoy #7 on your next visit.

                                                                  Beautifully maintained villa - great aspect, location and one I would happilly recommend.

                                                                  John M.

                                                                  Met by the owner at the start of our stay , nothing was too much trouble. Villa well laid out over two floors, lovely detail , furniture and fittings. Comfortable bedrooms and living area. Private pool was well maintained and clean. Proximity to village centre was good- less than a 10minute walk- but quiet and private as well. Village had a nice selection of restaurants and bars , generally not too expensive. It was our first visit to Portugal and would like to revisit.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We are happy to know you all enjoyed your Algarve experience. Hopfully you will all be visiting us in the not too distance future.

                                                                  Beautiful villa, lovely owner, great welcome pack!

                                                                  Anne Marie T.Derbyshire,England

                                                                  Lovely clean well equipped villa. Great TV set up for kids. Lovely owner and thoughtful welcome pack. Would highly recommend. Nice travel cot and high chair. Love Luz and if we visit again we'd definitely stay here.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We are happy to know you all enjoyed your stay at the villa. Our TV system comes in handy when the young ones needs entertaining....Hope to see you all back in Luz in the future.

                                                                  Amazing villa

                                                                  David F.

                                                                  I have to say that all of the previous 5 star reviews are spot-on.

                                                                  The villa is very well presented, clean, well-maintained and with everything you could need for your stay (in fact far too much to list here !).

                                                                  The owner (Gregor) was very helpful during the booking process and was there to welcome us upon our arrival with a glass of bucks fizz. There was also a welcome pack with all the essentials. He explained to us everything we needed to know about the villa and resort without being too intrusive.

                                                                  Would definitely stay there again.

                                                                  Owner's Response:


                                                                  Its was a pleasure hosting you all. Even though we had a day of bucket challenges.....LOL.

                                                                  Enjoy the rest off your summer,


                                                                  Gregor and Vicky.

                                                                  Wonderful holiday. House really comfortable and dealing directly with the owner Gregor was fantastic

                                                                  ann kavanagh

                                                                  The house was beautiful well laid out and extremely comfortable. It had everything we needed 2 make our holiday very enjoyable. The owner Gregor couldn't have been more helpful from the time of our initial enquiry right through until the end of our holiday. We would recommend this holiday home very highly indeed.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you for your recommendation. Hopfully we will have another opertunity to host you and the family again.

                                                                  Kind regards


                                                                  Amazing as always

                                                                  Carol A.

                                                                  We absolutely love this villa this was our 3rd visit and once again everything was perfect, on our last visit Colin had said to Gregor that the thing that would make it perfection was a beer butler, on our arrival this time a porcelain butler we named Bernie was waiting on the table with a bottle or beer and a bottle of wine and a welcome pack in the fridge this is typical of Gregor he always goes the extra mile to make you feel very welcome

                                                                  Looking to our 4th visit next year.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Bernie your Butler is looking forward to your next visit.

                                                                  Thank you for booking with us.

                                                                  Kind regards

                                                                  Gregor and Vicky.


                                                                  Luz, Portugal

                                                                  Coast/Beach: 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. Travel: 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.


                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  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. 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 to be paid a full two months before the date of arrival. Please ask for competitive rates for winter long lets. Winter season from mid October to mid April.

                                                                  12 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.9/5
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                                                                  Property # 8051751