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Luz - Town House Overlooking The Sea (12044-AL)

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Townhouse in Praia da Luz, Western Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful Location But Close To All Amenities

This charming Portuguese town house is situated just a few metres away from the sea shore. It offers lovely sea views and is in the most peaceful part of Luz where the sound of the breaking waves will lull you to sleep! It is only a 5 minute stroll to shops, restaurants and bars. The property has been extensively renovated over the last 3 years to offer: a fully fitted and equipped kitchen with marble worktops; an extended first floor balcony to maximise the sea views and the bathroom has been completely refurbished to include a walk in shower. The ground floor open plan kitchen/lounge has patio windows which open on to the lower terrace. A retractable awning provides welcome shade to escape the midday sun in the height of the summer and it is an ideal place for outdoor dining/barbecuing. There are two bedrooms: one is air-conditioned with a single bed and a single ‘mezzanine’ bed. The master bedroom has a new king size bed (april 2015) and opens on to the large balcony overlooking the sea.

The lounge has satellite television and Wi-Fi access to the internet.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Sue Hill
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 5, 2016
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based on 12 traveler reviews

Luz - Town House Overlooking The Sea (12044-AL)
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews

Well impressed, highly recommend it!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from 12 nights staying in this fine accommodation. Spotlessly clean, home from home, so comfortable. Beautiful beach, restaurants & pubs all close by. Loved listening to the waves from our bedroom. Highly recommend this beautiful home. Would definitely stay here again! Kevin & Kate.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kevin & Kate, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Casa do Monte. Yes the location is ideal, close to everything but tucked away from the bustle and the sound of the waves just chills you out. We always listen to guests to see if we can improve things to make the Casa a home from home. We are so glad you found the house to be spotless, our manager has a great set of maids who keep the place clean, even at the height of the season when changeovers come thick and fast, We will pass on your compliments to them. It was really good to talk to you before your holiday and we look forward to welcoming you back. Sue & Stuart
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Lovely property, home from home with sun

  • 5 of 5

We have just got back from this lovely property and missing it already. Good location, everything you need very short walk. The house itself had everything you need for your stay. Must mention the very comfy bed and great shower. The sound of the waves just set you off for a good nights sleep. Had a nice bottle of fizz which was a lovely touch, just what you need after travelling all day when you arrive. The restaurants we tried were very good especially look for an amazing tasting steak. I would definitely overall give a 10 plus for this holiday.

Jane & Tim

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great little place to stay.

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay at "Casa do Monte", the house is very comfortable and well located for the beach and village. Everything you need is provided and the house was really clean and well presented. The only negative point was the lack of air conditioning, the only unit in the property didn't work.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. We are delighted that you had a great holiday and that you enjoyed our house and its location. We have made every effort to ensure that our guests have every thing they should need for a pleasant stay and that cleanliness is maintained for each and every guest. As you know we provided you with contact details for ourselves and our local manager who is based in Luz and is contactable 24 hours/7 days a week. She is there to deal with any issues or queries during your stay and once contacted will deal with the issue immediately. Within the house there is also a welcome pack with manuals and instructions for all of the appliances including the air conditioning. We do not expect our guests to suffer in silence which is why we provide the mobile number for the manager. If the instruction manual doesn't make sense then a call to the manager would have resulted in a visit to show you how to operate the system. We are pleased to report that the air conditioning is fully functioning
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Lovely cottage with amazing view😎

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here the last couple of weeks in June. The cottage ticked all the boxes for us:clean, we'll equipped, comfy bed, great shower, perfect location, brilliant wifi and an amazing sea view from the balcony. We even had a 'sparkling sea' one night. That's when some of the plankton glows turning the ocean into sparking blue. Now that was phenomenal!

Booking arrangements made easy by the owners Sue and Stuart who were a delight to deal with.

When we prized ourself away from the balcony we used the downstairs terrace and BBQ a couple of nights and ate in. The little 'secret beach' a few minutes along from the cottage is a perfect spot to sun bathe, swim and snorkel. The location is ideal with the main beach, supermarket, restaurants and bars close by. Although central the only noise we heard was the sound of the waves.

We've come home refreshed and relaxed and hope to return to Casa Do Monte and Praia da Luz in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cosy apartment by the sea with the sound of waves

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay here over the first week of the Easter holidays. Sue and Stuart communicated with us really promptly and were very helpful. Having the keys in the key safe was very handy as it meant we could just let ourselves straight in. The apartment was perfect for the four of us. It's quite cosy but it has everything we needed and it was fine for a week. Staying longer than a week might start to feel a little bit cramped but then we were outside all day every day as the weather was excellent. We had one day where it was a little drizzly in the afternoon but that was it.

The kids were very excited about the mezzanine (platform) bed and initially argued about who would sleep up there but then they agreed to take turns. The double bedroom has a door leading to the terrace where you can sit in the evening sun and listen to the waves. You can see the sea from there -as in the pictures there is a another building in front but it feels very secluded, and the neighbouring apartment had just a couple staying so it was quiet. It's lovely listening to the waves at night (there is a mesh screen on the window so that if you want to sleep with the window open and prevent insects then you can do that).

We spent lots of time at the beach, both in Luz and also exploring other beaches nearby, including Figueras, where you have to walk through beautiful scenery to get to a gorgeous secluded beach. We bought fish from the market in Lagos, saw fish, lobster and crab being caught and auctioned at Sagres after having been out to the lighthouse and cliffs, and we

ate a delicious meal at the Fortaleza da Luz (the restaurant in the old fort of Luz) on our last night. We tried some lovely Portuguese wines and port, and enjoyed the sparkling wine that the hosts kindly left us. All in all, a lovely holiday.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Harriet. Many thanks for your honest review. We found it amusing that your children argued over who should have the mezzanine bed because ours used to do exactly the same and no doubt our grandchildren will be doing so soon! Of course this is the room which benefits from air conditioning. Apart from the local beaches and rock pools it is a great area to explore. There are so many secluded areas in this part of the Algarve including amazing scenery and surfing on the west coast. We're glad you enjoyed the Fortaleza. It's a fantastic setting and only a five minute stroll from the house. They have jazz there on Sunday's which makes it very popular but if you do your sunbathing on the beach or flat rocks below you can enjoy the music for free! Thanks for being such lovely guests.
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This property was well maintained and had every thing we needed. It is very convenient for both the

  • 4 of 5

We spent a relaxing two weeks at this town house. The grocery stores, fish market, pharmacies,

and restaurants are all very close by. The two local pubs are British and one can stay up to date on the football but, if you want the Portuguese experience, there are many places to choose from at various price points.

We hiked most days and never repeated a walk, so many to choose from. Don't miss the Lagos market on Saturday mornings, a great selection of fruit, vegetables, fish, nuts etc. We were there in January 2016 and the oranges were abundant, juicy and cheap! Also quite a few places were closed and consequently Luz was not run over with visitors, lovely!

Our hosts were very helpful, nothing was too much for them.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Jane for your review. You are absolutely right it's a fabulous place for walking and not just the coastal path which is on the doorstep. We have just put a book of walks in the house for the use of future guests. The market in Lagos is great. The produce is so fresh and reasonably priced which is wonderful when you're self catering. Nothing can beat fish fresh from the market in the morning and then cooked on the barbecue in the afternoon. And, yes, the oranges at this time of year are truly fantastic, I just wish we could get them at home! I know this was your first visit to Portugal and I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Best wishes Sue & Stuart
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
80 Metres
Pool Bar
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Boa Vista
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
80 Metres
The Dolphin
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Praia Prainha
Car: not necessary


The nearest beach (Praia Prainha) is 2 minutes walk. The main Praia da Luz beach is less than a 10 minute walk. It is in a sheltered cove and is ideal for families as the surf is gentle. There are a number of water sports available here. There are numerous beautiful beaches within a short drive, some are excellent for surfing and windsurfing


Faro Airport is less than an hour's drive. The manager will be happy to arrange car hire/transfer (summer months can be busy so early car hire booking is advisable) There is a bus service and taxi rank within 5 minutes of the property. There is a railway station in Lagos


Praia da Luz centre is a 5 minute walk. Lagos is the nearest town and is a 10 minute drive.

Further Details:

There are numerous restaurants and bars within easy walking distance. There are two main supermarkets: Spar and Baptista both within a 5 minute walk. A bank with ATM is 5 minutes away opposite the pharmacy.


Rates & Availability

Luz House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
October 2016
Oct 2 2016 - Oct 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
November/December 2016
Oct 30 2016 - Dec 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year 2016/7
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
January/February 2017
Jan 8 2017 - Feb 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
March 2017
Feb 26 2017 - Apr 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
April 2017
Apr 2 2017 - Apr 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 2017
Apr 30 2017 - May 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
June/July 2017
May 28 2017 - Jul 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
July/August 2017
Jul 16 2017 - Sep 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
October 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
November/December 2017
Oct 30 2017 - Dec 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year 2017/8
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 6 2018
3 night minimum stay
January/February 2018
Jan 7 2018 - Feb 17 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
In first instance contact the owner - or by telephone on 07966 406162
25% Deposit (non refundable)
Balance within 8 weeks of holiday date
150 Euro damage deposit will be lodged with the manager and returned on final inspection

Changeover Day:
Friday or Saturday is preferred but negotiable as we appreciate that flight costs and availability could determine different days
Property to be vacated by 10 am
Access not before 3 pm

Notes on prices:
Although we prefer 7 day bookings, shorter term breaks are available, prices on request
Long term winter lets are available at preferential rates, prices on request

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Luz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master Bedroom with King size Bed. Door on to large balcony where you can enjoy the sea views Bedroom 2 with single beds one on a raised section. This room is air-conditioned
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: There is a safe large enough for Ipad/Tablet Cot and high chair are available for hire. Sorry but we don't accept animals. Outside: There are 2 large terraces both with patio furniture. BBQ on lower terrace and lockable gate. There are also 2 sun loungers Utility Room: Cleaning equipment, iron, ironing board Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen & Towels included (excluding beach towels). These are changed weekly and the property is cleaned on a weekly basis. If you require an additional clean we will be happy to provide a quotation.

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