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Casa Cian - Luxury 8th floor apartment with stunning 270° Sea Views

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom duplex apartment, sleeps 4, 2 minutes to the beach, Satellite TV, WiFi

Casa Cian is a beautifully maintained and recently renovated 2 bedroom 8th floor duplex apartment in the Luztur Complex situated right in the centre of Luz, it is a 2 minute walk to the beach. As the end apartment in the tallest building in Luz it has the most stunning panoramic view from sunrise to sunset in all of Luz.

The upstairs level consists of 2 bedrooms (sleeps 4), both with sea views.. Plus a bathroom with state of the art shower unit .

Down stairs is the kitchen, spacious living room and large balcony area. The kitchen at the entrance is fully fitted with all mod cons and makes maximum use of the available space. It is bright and airy.

The living room is spacious, warm and welcoming with an open fire for winter months, it has a L shaped settee, subdued lighting and a large oval shaped dining table leading on to the balcony. Freesat Satellite TV / DVD / Wi-Fi access / iPod docking station

The balcony is large with an overhanging area for sunbathing.

Praia da Luz area: Praia da Luz meaning beach of light is a former fishing village and despite development over the years it has lost none of it's charm or character. There are plenty of good restaurants in Luz, especially sea food. And the beach itself is beautiful for an early morning or evening stroll.

Lagos is the nearest town. It has lots of history and is well worth a visit. It benefits from a strong summer sun with a cooling breeze. Spring and Autumn weather is glorious with warm fresh days and balmy evening breezes.

Lagos is an old Moorish port. It has a more lively night life than Luz and has plenty of good restaurants to choose from. It has a daily indoor market selling fresh fish and vegetables and you will enjoy just strolling along it's old narrow cobbled streets or the new tastefully developed Marina, offering boat trips to visit the famous grottos and caves of Ponte de Piedade.

Praia da Luz area: The beach and pace of life make it ideal for a very relaxing holiday. From the atmospheric Fortaleza overlooking the rugged cliffs, you can stroll along the promenade towards the beautiful beach, and enjoy a coffee along the way in one of the many small sea front restaurants.

There are a good choice of restaurants in Luz and if you like seafood, you won't be disappointed.

There are also good cafes/restaurants and take-aways that are reasonably priced. There is a very good Portuguese run restaurant on the beach itself which is not overly priced.

There are now 2 local supermarkets right beside the apartment, a recently opened SPAR in the same block, you simply take the elevator downstairs. It has a good choice of products and is good value.The other supermarket is Baptista's which is just across the road from the apartment.

Casa Cian and Luz: The sunrises are stunning, rising over the sea at the far end of the beach. From here I can watch the fishing boats come in as the fishermen wrap up another nights catch. At sunset I can sit out and enjoy the warm glow of the evening light on Rocha Negra, literally translated ‘Black Cliff’, the cliff at the far end of the beach which was formed from volcanic activity.

Luz is ideally suited to both the independent traveller who wants to explore, hike and cycle, but equally it is a quieter family resort catering to kids.

It really has everything you need close at hand, and if you play Golf, you have a choice of several courses close by and great deals in winter time.

I would highly recommend Luz as an all year round destination, with 3000 hours of sunshine per annum, the equivalent to California, how can you go wrong.

More Details

Owner
Cian O'Loingsigh
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2017

About Cian O'Loingsigh

Originally from Dublin, I worked on cruise ships as a photographer for 15 years and Praia da Luz was always my first port of call when I was home.I lived in Luz for 4 years from 1986 - 1990 running a bar there and I have been visiting now for 27 years. I am currently living in Dublin but escape 3 or 4 times a year to what I consider my little piece of paradise. It is great to be able to share this with others.

Why Cian O'Loingsigh chose Lagos region

My father retired here in 1987, we looked at a few apartments to buy but once we saw the view from here that was it. We knew we would never get better. The location is perfect, it is right in the heart of the village and just a few minutes walk to the beach. There are 2 supermarkets in the immediate vicinity and a good choice of restaurants and coffee shops.

What makes this apartment unique

Stunning 270 degree views from Sunrise to Sunset..The balcony holds the light all day long and there is nothing more magical than sitting out at dusk and watching the fading light of day on Rocha Negra in front of you. You also have the same sea view from both bedrooms. As it is the end apartment it is very bright with light pouring into every room. I have maximised this by putting in new windows, frosted glass front door and bedroom doors. The apartment has been completely upgraded over the years. It is a very quiet block with most owners having bought their apartments as holiday homes for their own occasional use. So mostly the only sounds you will hear are the waves breaking down below. Oh and the seagulls flying past.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Cian, hi - many thanks again for the rental of your apt. in Luz; it is a wonderful view on lovely, sunny days:)



Luz is also a good spot with a great beach so close to your apartment.
Jul 2011
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Amenities

Luz Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • floor 8
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Casa Cian has a luxury bathroom with a state of the art shower unit with overhead shower, vertical sprays and a foot massage spray.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Both bedroom have stunning sea views and are bright and well ventilated. Fans are provided in both bedrooms although from experience August, which can get particularly hot is the only month that they may be needed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Patio
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • 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:
* Wireless internet access. * FreeSat Satellite with 110 Channels, BBC, ITV, More 4, Kids Channels etc. * DVD player. * Fully stocked Honesty Bar * iPod docking station. * Large patio with table and chairs, overhanging area with 2 sun loungers. * Picnic/beach blanket, picnic cool-box and freezer packs. * Two Trek self inflating comfy mats for sunbathing on the beach. * All towels provided, Bath and Beach. * Weekly linen and towel change provided. * Binoculars provided.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Casa Cian - Luxury 8th floor apartment with stunning 270° Sea Views
average rating of 4.8076925 based on 32 reviews
Glasgow UK
5

Terrific in the Algarve

  • 5 of 5

Just look at the view......We stayed here for a week at the start of March and found it to be simply beautiful. Excellent communication from the owner, terrific double bed with the view of the sea, great shower and a super comfotrable new couch to relax on when staying in.

All this making for a great holiday. We will definately return just as soon as we can.

Loved it ....

Paul T.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Paul, very happy that you and your wife had such a lovely time. Hope you manage to get back soon. Kind regards, Cian.
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5

Amazing view !

  • 5 of 5

Loved this apartment ! Had a wonderful stay in luz. The apartment has all the necessities, great location if you're looking for a peaceful relaxing holiday but also only a 20 minute bus ride away from Lagos where there are more restaurants and beaches to be explored. Would love to return sometime in the near future !!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kylie. Very happy that you enjoyed your stay.
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St Petersburg FL
5

Fantastic apt with breathtaking views.

  • 5 of 5

The apt was wonderful. Cian left detailed directions and instructions on everything we needed to know. He was very attentive to us making sure everything was ok upon and during our stay. Much appreciated. The deck views were spectacular. We never tried from the view of the ocean and beach. Luz was one of our favourite towns in the Algarve. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent location and spectacular views.

  • 5 of 5

A very comfortable apartment with everything you could possibly need for a stay away from home. The south facing balcony with spectacular sea views gets full sunshine from first thing in the morning until late in the evening.

The location is a short walk from the sea front at Luz with all its cafés and restaurants and with supermarkets literally at the door of the building.

It has a well equipped kitchen with everything you need, the fastest broadband we have ever seen on vacations worldwide and a great choice of tv channels including all the regular UK ones.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ken for taking the time to write this very positive review. It is always nice to get feedback and to know that guests have enjoyed the view and the facilities at the apartment. I look forward to welcoming you back to Luz another time. Regards, Cian.
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4

Beautiful View

  • 4 of 5

Casa Cian's location is amazing for staying in Praia da Luz. Only a 5 minute walk to the beach and very close to several good restaurants and 2 grocery stores. The view is wonderful as well. Our only disappointment was that we rented the apartment for the view and deck seating which we were not able to use due to maintenance work on the building (which is why I didn't give it a 5 star).

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Deanne for your very positive review. Regarding the maintenance work I was unfortunately not given any prior notice or timeframe for this work so it was a complete surprise to me also. My sinceriest apologies for the inconvenience. I hope to welcome you back to Luz another time and I will make it up to you.
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Yorkshire / Illinois
5

Wonderful Luz apartment.

  • 5 of 5

What a find this apartment is - perfectly situated , the views from Cian's balcony are beautiful. We especially enjoyed the walks along the coastal paths to Lagos and Burgau. Thank you so much Cian for allowing us to share your wonderful home from home. We would definitely return here in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Luz Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$54
From
$54
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$380
$1,202
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$71
From
$81
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$494
$1,627
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$77
From
$77
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$537
$1,627
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$77
From
$87
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$537
$2,148
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid-Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$98
From
$103
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$597
$2,495
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$116
From
$116
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$814
$3,255
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
From
$76
Fri,Sat,Sun
$494
$922
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The above prices are for two people. The cost of each additional person (adult or children older than 6) is EUR 10 per night.

Any Monthly rate is negotiable and can be as low as €23 a night ( €700 a month). Send me an e-mail for an immediate quote.

Rates advertised can often be lower depending on season and volume of Bookings taken for any particular month. Contact me for an up to date quote.

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Nearest Airport
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Praia da Luz is a small sleepy traditional Portuguese village just 5km from the historical town of Lagos which is the major town in the area. It is one of those hidden gems of places that unlike other resorts has so much more to offer, from breathtaking cliff walks to a beautiful south facing sheltered bay, a choice of very good restaurants, an old fort, the atmospheric Restaurant Fortaleza overlooking the rugged cliffs, and the remains of an ancient Roman Ruins.

Nestled in a cove which was formerly a small fishing village Luz has grown over the past 30 years that I have been visiting, it has now extended back from the ocean with many new tasteful developments, from Villas and Apartments in town to beach front studios. Further along the coast there are a number of quieter beaches, and beach bars until you reach the most south westerly point in Europe, in Sagres, the stunning cliff tops of Cabo de San Vicente.

Golf: There are numerous golf courses within easy reach of Luz in either direction. The apartment is ideally suitable for golfers as it is perfectly located within easy access to numerous courses.There is plenty of room in the apartment for clubs. With over 30 courses in the region there are plenty to choose from. Here is a list of a few close by : 1- PALMARES GOLF- 2km east of Lagos - 18 Holes - par 71. This course has views of the bay & historical town as well as Monchique mountains to the north, using its natural resources to maximum advantage. 2 - BOAVISTA GOLF - 18 Holes - par 71. This impressive championship course offers a number of tee options, challenging for all levels of golfers with the ocean visible from most of the holes. Water comes into play on 5 holes. 3 - PENINA GOLF - 18 Holes - par 73. This championship course was the first built in the Algarve in 1966 and has hosted the Portuguese Open many times. 4 - PARQUE DA FLORESTA - This westernmost course in the Algarve features a challenging layout amid the rolling hills of the Costa Vincentina Nature Reserve. 5 - ALTO GOLF CLUB - 18 Holes - par 72. Designed by Sir Henry Cotton with gentle rolling fairways and scenic views of the Monchique Mountains. 6 - VILAMOURA GOLF - This resort offers a total of 5 golf courses offering variety, value and challenge for all levels of golfers.

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