The property was refurbished in 2013,with a completely new kitchen new sanitary ware in the bathrooms and the garden area transformed. There are three twin bedrooms, two bathrooms, a lounge diner and kitchen. Outside there is a pool area, two patios for relaxation/dining and orange and lemon trees. A car port and a further room which contains the washing machine and pool toys etc. The villa has recently been awarded an Alojamento local licence which is now compulsory for rental properties and involves electricity and gas checks fire extinguishers and fire blankets are prominently displayed within the property.Our reference number for this certificate is 800/AL
Villa in Monte Sao Pedro, Praia Da Luz, Western Algarve, Portugal - Quiet Residential Location
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 13, 2018
About Mark Lawman
We are an English family and live in Yorkshire England, we purchased the property in October 2011 and have since then refurbished it and used it for our family holidays.
Mark Lawman purchased this Villa in 2011
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
All you needed, good location, loads of places to visit, fab eating places. Owner kept us informed of all we needed to know. Would definitely recommend and will definitely re-book.
I read all the reviews before booking, and was a little wary due to the bad ones....you really should ignore them!!!
The villa was beautiful, in a peaceful, rural location. Car hire is probably a good idea but we didn’t hire one and found the local bus service excellent. The fare is a flat €1.60 wherever you go on the route and a day rider for €3.60 lets you hop on and off all day & night. Taxis are also reliable and reasonably cheap.
The villa itself has everything you need for a comfortable stay - we had 4 adults, a teenager and an 11 year old and it always felt spacious. The outside areas are fantastic too - with the added bonus of the pool which was well used.
If you love the beach, Burgaus is a must and has a fab beach bar restaurant on the front. Praia da Luz was lovely with nice places to eat - but if you want something a bit more lively, Lagos had it all.
We had an extremely small, insignificant issue - which was resolved immediately by Mark and the caretaker (who was lovely and very friendly). There are comments by other reviewers about the drains,but we had no problems at all!
To sum it up, this villa was fantastic .... thank you Mark for letting us stay in your beautiful home.
Superb luxurious villa. Comfortable and homely. Every need is catered for to relax and unwind. Plenty of space , very clean and well maintained. The pool is just fabulous . Good WIFI which came in handy for emails etc . Most places to visit are a short taxi ride away . What you see on the website is exactly what you get and Mark was easy to contact for advice. Highly recommend this villa if you want a peaceful relaxing break. Loved it and would not hesitate to return. Mark and family , thank you for sharing your fabulous holiday home with us!
Many thanks for your review
Mark and Julie
Very nice lay out and well equipped in a ideal location between Luz and Lagos
Would recommend this property to golfing friends
Many Thanks,the golf is very good in the area
Pros: Large house, Clean, swimming pool.
Cons: Hard uncomfortable beds
Major Con: CONSTRUCTION directly behind the property 6 out of 7 days from 7am-7pm. The noise from the construction made the outside pool and living space completely unusable. We were NOT informed of the construction by the owner beforehand and would have reconsidered renting if we had known. The homeowner had full knowledge of the construction since he was there the week prior. We were forwarned of construction at another property we considered renting and were offered a 40% discount on the rental. We chose this villa because we thought it would be quiet. Upon returning home we contacted the owner to convey our severe disastisfaction. We informed the owner of this villa that we thought some sort of compensation would be fair. The owner of this property was extremely rude and unprofessional and went as far as to accuse us of blackmail. We were merely seeking some sort of resolution after our horrible stay, before we wrote a negative review. Unfortunately, this situation ruined our holiday.
We were surprised to find you had not enjoyed your stay with us after hearing nothing expressing your dissatisfaction during your stay.
If you had something could perhaps have been done.
I had been at the villa the week prior to yours and the construction going on at that time comprised of the external painting of a villa over the road to the rear of ours and was certainly not going on for twelve hours a day.
Your initial e mail to me stated that you thought a 40% reduction in your rental fees would be in order as recompense prior to you writing a review I thought this improper.
As regards the beds being hard unfortunately each individual has their own preferences.
Lovely villa, everything you could want and perfect location for exploring this fantastic coastline.
This is the first time we have been to this area of Portugal and drove from Faro airport, having rented a car there - this was quick and straight forward.
Mark and Julie's villa was easy to find due to the directions they provide in their welcome pack, together with extremely useful information about the local area, beaches and restaurants etc.
The villa itself more than met our expectations, it is clean,comfortable and spacious with everything we needed, provided, even down to the beach brolly!
We particularly liked the outside terrace where we had breakfast and evening meals and also the barbecue area is a big plus.
The pool is a perfect size and is cleaned and maintained every week, plenty of sunbeds, couldn't be better.
Praia du Luz is only a 5 minute drive away and Lagos 10 minutes.
We would definitely recommend Mark and Julie's villa and would have no hesitation in booking it again in the future.
To sum up - we had a brilliant family holiday - the villa was perfect and the whole area left a great lasting impression.
Many thanks to Mark and Julie.
The most local beach Is Praia da Luz which is approximately 1.5km away but there are lots of others within five minutes drive away including Porto Mos, Praia Dona Ana and a few more minutes the main Lagos beach of Meia Praia. We also visit a number of other beaches within 15 minutes, Burgau and Salema. The West Coast surfing beaches are 25-30 mins drive away.
The nearest airport is Faro and is approx 80 km away and takes 50 minutes to arrive at the villa.
Praia Da Luz 1.5 km, Lagos 3km,Portimao 30km, The mountains of Monchique are about a forty minute drive away.
Zoo Marine where you can swim with the dolphins and waterparks are approximately 30 minutes away by car.
Both Praia da Luz and Lagos have Supermarkets and Chemists, Banks, Bars and numerous restaurants.
Booking Notes: Please contact for availability, we require a 25% deposit on booking and the balance 30 days prior to holiday date, on arrival a breakage deposit of 100 Euro will be held by the property manager and will be returned to you once the property is inspected prior to departure. Changeover Day: We can be flexible, however in peak seasons we would prefer weekend changeovers