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FAMILY AIR CONDITIONED TOWN HOUSE WITH SECURE GARDENS AND WEIR POOL.

Roger & Margaret Frere

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Roger & Margaret Frere

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FAMILY AIR CONDITIONED TOWN HOUSE WITH SECURE GARDENS AND WEIR POOL.

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Luz - 'Journey's End'

Privately owned, self-catering rental with two bedrooms, sleeps 4/5

'Journey's End' (Monte Lemos 9C) is one of a crescent of fourteen town houses which are all privately owned. The house is set in beautiful, mature, landscaped gardens with colourful planting and lawned areas. The magnificent weir pool being the central feature. Both the bedrooms, one double/one twin, and the bathroom are on the ground floor. The double has patio doors leading onto a south facing terrace overlooking the enclosed gardens to the swimming pool.

Upstairs, patio doors lead from the lounge to the larger balcony, facing south. Along with A/con a log burner is fitted, making this an ideal base for a winter stay. There is a cloakroom and modern spacious dining/kitchen with full cooker, f-freezer, m-wave and w-machine. A balcony, which overlooks the town to the west and enjoys the evening sun, leads off the kitchen. English Sky TV, music system, Ipad dock, Wii, PS2, Books, DVD and video are provided along with CD's, DVD's and video's to amuse Adults and Children. WiFi has recently been installed.

Car Hire and things!: Although recommended, it is not essential if you just want to relax around the pool and Luz beach. A train from Faro to Lagos is very cheap. An interesting journey! Taxis and shuttle buses are available direct from the airport. A good supermarket is just a 5 minute walk as are several excellent restaurants. (75 I am told, I must have a count) The local bus service is inexpensive and reliable. Taxi from Lagos is about €7.

An abundance of excursions will take you all over the Algarve. These are itemised in the red folder, our favorites are probably the Jeep Safari up into the Mountains, an interesting day out, lots of history, or the Dolphin Seafari, the boat trip has to be experienced. All local pick ups. Adrian can arrange everything for you and probably have more suggestions himself, just ask him.

Around the Area: The western area is the least developed part of the Algarve. It is famous for its coastal scenery and wonderful beaches, those on the west coast being especially popular with surfers. Walkers will enjoy the Cabo de Sao Vincente National park and the mountains to the north. The nearby historic town of Silves and the mountain area around Monchique are well worth visiting. Cape St Vincent, the most South Westerly point in mainland Europe is only 30 minutes away by car. The area has many attractions for children including a zoo and a water theme park. You can even swim with Dolphins. The various Safaris, water and land born, out of Lagos are enormous fun. Again Adrian will advise and help. He is not quite superman but very close.

Low Season: The area is very suitable for out of season breaks. Winter weather is mild and usually sunny with daytime temperatures in the 15-20C range. Most restaurants remain open all year and there are always visitors around. However, it does get a bit chilly at night. This is where the log burner, Air conditioning and electric radiators come into their own. An ongoing comment in the visitors book is that the pictures do not do the house justice, it is a lot bigger and open than they portray. We have now fitted a childproof stair gate and installed a PS2 and a Wii with various games. Opened in November 2008 is the 'Autodromo do Algarve' This is fully approved by the FIA for F1 GP's and the FIM for Superbikes. The circuit is just a 20 minute drive from the house. Golfers are well catered for, with 6 courses within a 30 minute drive. Boa Vista being the nearest at just a 5 minute drive.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
Second visit. This time was even better than last year. Felt like we were returning home. Will be going again in 2013. Weather fantastic, thank god for the air conditioning!. Pool superb, beach is just the best. Met some really nice people who were also staying which was great as the kids all played together. And met up with a family from last year again. Local shops are great & we had some great meals out, returning to a couple of our favorite restaurants. Cant recommend highly enough.
Jul 2012
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Roger & Margaret Frere

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I am a Farm Manager in North East Essex, my wife is the secretary, livery yard manager and all round good sort. We have been here since 1983 and for a while yet. As I have to live in the farmhouse, 'Journey's End' is the only house we own.

Roger & Margaret Frere purchased this house in 2003

Went to Luz with a friend for a boys break in 2002, Got off the plane on the 14th January and it was 26 deg C. Came home and told Margaret, we are selling our house in the UK and buying one in Luz. We went out in May and she agreed there and then. Took us a while to find the right place, regardless of our budget we found it and have never regretted it for one second. The Portuguese people are friendly and welcoming. The majority speak English which in some ways is unfortunate as there is no motivation to learn the language. But there Beer & coffee is fairly universal.!!

Although we look at it as an investment, it has to pay it's way. Whatever we bought had to reach our standard. A place that we liked and were comfortable with, easily rent-able, somewhere that was a home from home. A place that guests would want to return to year after year. That has certainly been the case, we have one family going out in June of 2013 for their 9th time.Two separate families have just booked for 2014 for their fifth visit.

It is quiet, relaxing, but within walking distance of all the amenities in Luz. The furnishings are of high quality, fitted out personally for us. We are told we have thought of everything, maybe you can suggest something that we have overlooked!!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

5
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Family AIR CONDITIONED town house with secure gardens and weir pool.
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Family AIR CONDITIONED town house with secure gardens and weir pool.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p52179
+0044 (0)1255 678210
Luz Praia da Luz Area
5

WHAT AN EXCELLENT CHOICE WE MADE.

  • 5 out of 5
23rd Sept to 7th October 2008

Just returned from one of the best holidays ever. The peaceful resort of Praia da Luz is thoroughly recommended if you need a relaxing holiday. We found the local people friendly and helpful.

The house was well maintained and comfortably furnished, it lacked nothing from the air-conditioning to the stock of DVDs and games to watch and play on the very rare wet day. The gardens and large pool are of a very high standard and beautifully clean. Compared to other properties we looked at it was very good value for money. It exceeded our expectations and the pictures on the website did not do it justice.

The kitchen was very well equipped with everything you could need to cook the most sophisticated meal, or you can eat out at dozens of restaurants and bars down near the beach which serve every kind of food that you might fancy from English, Indian, Chinese and African. There is even an English and Irish pub.

The beach itself is beautiful, overlooked by the Black Rock and surrounded by blue sea. Sit at an outside café, watch the many water sports, or just enjoy the sunshine.

Lagos was well worth a visit with its busy marina and shops - an opportunity for rides to watch dolphins or deep sea fishing.

The small surrounding villages were also very beautiful.

Finally, the English manager Chris was worth his weight in gold - especially when we locked ourselves out. It was very reassuring knowing we could phone a number and speak to a fellow Englishman.

All in all the perfect holiday.

Peter & Sheila, Essex
  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2008
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Peter & Sheila, thanks very much for your super review, comments like that make all our efforts worthwhile. We said you would have a good holiday and it appears that is what you had. Look forward to your return visit. Remember Luz is a fantastic place to stay in the winter months and we always treat returning guests favourably during the off season.
Kind regards
Roger & Margaret
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Family AIR CONDITIONED town house with secure gardens and weir pool.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p52179
+0044 (0)1255 678210
Luz Praia da Luz Area
5

SUBERB HOME FROM HOME

  • 5 out of 5
A suberb comfortable well appointed property,if anything the promotion literature under states the excellent accomadation provided.We fully intend to return and have already recomended this to both family and friends. We found the local resturuants in both Luz & Lagos excellent in choice, service & price and even though we were staying "out of season"we were spoilt for places to eat . Many many thanks for providing such a very nice holiday home Regards Ken & Anne
  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much, makes all our efforts worthwhile, look forward to your return.
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Family AIR CONDITIONED town house with secure gardens and weir pool.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p52179
+0044 (0)1255 678210
Luz Praia da Luz Area
5

EXCELLENT FAMILY VILLA-HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

  • 5 out of 5
This lovely villa was much more spacious than we had imagined, with all possible equipment and facilities. The two bedrooms are a good size and we had three children in the second bedroom with room to spare. The pool is lovely, and all the inflatables provided meant hours of great fun! There is a private patio area to sit in, and a lovely balcony upstairs too. The villa was clean and while we were there wi-if was installed which is another asset. We love the village of Luz, and there are lots of restaurants to choose from. The kitchen is so well Equipped you can easily cater at home. The beach is lovely, as are the many beaches you can easily visit around from this base. Lagos is always a favourite for atmosphere and shopping in an evening. Roger was great at communicating and answering any questions before we went. We would definitely recommend this villa to any couple or family, and our children who are 12,10, and 9 loved it and said it was the best holiday ever! Thank you!
  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW!! Thanks Joy and all. Seems all is as it says on the tin, in fact may just be a bit better.
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Family AIR CONDITIONED town house with secure gardens and weir pool.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p52179
+0044 (0)1255 678210
Luz Praia da Luz Area
Karachi, Pakistan
5

EXCELLENT FAMILY CONDO IN LUZ

  • 5 out of 5
We are a family of four and had a wonderful and memorable stay at Roger and Margaret's condo in Luz. The communication with the owners was exemplary. The condo units and common pool were maintained to a very high standard. we would also like to recommend Salema beach nearby. We woul love to come again .
  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great review, thank you so much.
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Family AIR CONDITIONED town house with secure gardens and weir pool.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p52179
+0044 (0)1255 678210
Luz Praia da Luz Area
5

ANOTHER ENJOYABLE FAMILY HOLIDAY...

  • 5 out of 5
We’re a family of 5 (children aged 11, 5, 2) and spent another very enjoyable week in Journey’s End in August of this year (our 3rd visit – see my review from last year).
Glad to report that everything in my previous review still applies, and if anything we enjoyed our trip even more this year – property met our needs perfectly again, kids loved the pool during the day and running on the beach in the evening, nice family-friendly bars/restaurants, supermarkets/Lagos only a short drive away, fun day trip to Zoomarine etc. Once again the weather was great, with plenty of sun but a nice breeze ensuring it didn’t become unbearable. Another great family holiday and kids already asking when we’re going back again. Thanks Roger/Mac.
  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brendan, thanks for returning once again and thanks for an up to date review, it seems you contained the little one enough to enjoy your time in Luz and at Journeys End. Oh and thanks for your booking for 2013, must be doing something right. Roger & Margaret (Mac)
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Family AIR CONDITIONED town house with secure gardens and weir pool.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p52179
+0044 (0)1255 678210
Luz Praia da Luz Area
5

JUST AS IT SAID ON THE TIN, IF NOT BETTER.

  • 5 out of 5
Journey,s end is exactly as described which is,from our experience not always so.The house is lovely,the garden is lovely and the pool is beautiful.There is everything you need to have a fabulous holiday,Roger and Margaret have thought of everything including lots of information, if you want to explore the area and once more the directions and recommendations are totally accurate.Praia da luz is a relaxing and friendly small town.From Journey,s end you can walk to the fabulous beach and restaurants of which there are many and all are child friendly .We would definately like to have another holiday at journey,s end and can highly recommend it.
  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: "Just as it said on the tin" I like that. Thanks for a fantastic review, makes it all worthwhile. Look forward to you returning to "Journey's End" next year. Don't forget, returning guests get an automatic 10% discount for peak months and even more for off peak.
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Faro
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Lagos
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Lagos
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Luz
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Hugo''s
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Boavista
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Hugo's
Car: not necessary

Praia da Luz is just 7 kilometres from Lagos, the main town of The Western Algarve. Lagos is a beautiful town with a marina, restaurants and bars. Praia da Luz is more of a village, but boasts some excellent restaurants and bars. It has a long sandy beach with water sports and is ideal for children. Within a 20 minute drive you have a choice of 4 superb golf courses, Parque de Floresta, Palmares, Boavista and Penina. It is a drive of approximately 30 minutes to the west coast and the spectacular quiet beaches of this most South Westerly point of Europe.

Other Activities: sleeping, Eating, relaxing!!! Oh and WiFi now installed.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Luz, Praia da Luz Area

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Summer
1 Jul 2014 - 31 Aug 2014
7 night minimum stay
£795
for 7 nights
£795
 
 
Late summer
1 Sep 2014 - 30 Sep 2014
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£95
£595
 
 
Late Summer
1 Oct 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
3 night minimum stay
£232
for 3 nights
From
£95
Fri,Sat,Sun
£595
 
 
Autumn
1 Nov 2014 - 30 Nov 2014
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
From
£85
Fri,Sat,Sun
£495
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Discount on late availability. Discount on long winter lets.
You will notice that we maintain a flexible changeover day, this enables our guests to take advantage of cheaper flights. However we try to avoid Sunday changeover if possible, to allow the staff a day off with their families.
A non-refundable deposit of 25% required on confirmation of booking, the remainder 4 weeks prior to arrival.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Luz in Praia da Luz Area

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 124 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Sunbed
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Living Room ...
  • Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Hob ...
  • Oven ...
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom - Toilet , With Basin
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Fitted Wardrobes
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Fitted Wardrobes
  • We have become very conscious of trying to help you reduce hold baggage. Apart from the obvious, hair dryer in each bedroom, Iron and ironing board provided, now we have added beach towels, being a bulky item. We would welcome any other suggestions.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • Video Games
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Video Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Veranda
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Gated Community
  • Binoculars
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • caving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • diving
  • surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
PLEASE NOTE: FOR YOUR AND OUR PEACE OF MIND. THE PROPERTY HAS AN ANNUAL SAFETY CHECK BY A QUALIFIED ENGINEER. ALSO FITTED ARE Co2 MONITORS, SMOKE ALARMS, FIRE EXTINGUISHERS AND FIRE BLANKET. Please make yourself aware of their positions on arrival. Fitted stair safety gate. All linen, bath, hand and now beach towels are provided. High chairs and cots can be provided at cost. For a 2 week or more stay, cleaning would be weekly, a change of bed linen and towels if required. This is a very small condominium of just 14 houses. You will experience a very friendly warm atmosphere. You will find a 'red' book that gives all the essential numbers, doctors, hospitals etc. It will also give guests suggestions of where to go, what to do and where to eat. More importantly the contact details of our friend and manager Adrian. Like us he wants your stay to be memorable and will do his utmost to help you.
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