Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Luz - Casa Pôr do Sol
4 Bedrooms (2 en-suite with air-con). 4 bathrooms. Sleeps 8. Private Pool.
This beautiful villa was built as our family home in 2003. We have recently started to offer it for holiday rentals over the summer period. It is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, with only 2 other villas nearby. The views from the house are fantastic. There is a private swimming pool (with optional child safety fence), extensive sun terraces with sun loungers, and a BBQ area with table and 8 chairs for outdoor meals. There are 4 bedrooms. The master bedroom upstairs is air-conditioned and has a super king bed, an en-suite bathroom and a private terrace. There is an en-suite double bedded room with a/c, a twin bedded room, and a bedroom with a pair of bunk beds and a bed settee. In addition to the en-suite bathrooms, there is a large family bathroom, and a shower room. The bright sitting room overlooks the pool and has 3 patio doors, a dining area, and a wood burning fireplace. There is free Wi-Fi with high speed broadband. We have the latest Wi-Fi Sonos music system so you can play your music from your smart phone or laptop. There is a fax/telephone, HD TV with satellite receiver, DVD player/recorder, and CD/i-pod stereo. The kitchen is very well equipped, and has an additional dining table and chairs.The villa is double glazed, centrally heated, and is gated / fenced with secure parking.
HOW TO GET THERE AND VILLA LOCATION: There are several low cost airlines which fly to Faro, such as Jet2, Easyjet, Ryanair, Monarch.
The house is approximately 1 hour's drive from Faro airport. It is an easy journey, and is quiet motorway almost all the way. We have a discount arrangement with a local car hire company who will meet you at the airport. We will provide details of car hire when we confirm your reservation. Alternatively, there is a train from Faro to Lagos (the nearest large town to the house), or there is a low cost minibus service directly from the airport to the house. We will provide location maps, and detailed directions to find the house from Faro airport.
Casa Pôr do Sol is located on the outskirts of Praia da Luz approximately 1km from the village centre. The villa is on a very quiet road, which is a cul-de-sac. There is virtually no passing traffic, as there is only one other villa beyond ours.
The location is perfect for golfers, as you have 4 good courses within 10 minutes drive from the house.
SHOPPING: Praia da Luz, 1 km away, has a good selection of shops, including 2 supermarkets (Baptista and Spar). Baptista caters for British tourists, and has a big selection of British products. They also have an excellent bakery, and newsagent which sells UK daily newspapers.
Lagos, 4 km from the villa, is a beautiful town, with a fantastic range of shops, plus at least 5 very large supermarkets (Intermarche, Continente, Lidl, Aldi, Pingo Doce). Prices in these supermarkets are lower than those in Praia da Luz.
For those who enjoy outlet shopping, there is the Algarve Shopping Park at Guia, which is about half way between the villa and Faro Airport (30 minutes drive), and Aqua Shopping Mall in Portimao (20 minutes drive). They both have a great selection of clothes shops, and a very good food hall.
BEACHES: The nearest beach to the villa is Praia da Luz (which means beach of light). This beach can get very busy in high season, so be adventurous and go further afield! There are lots of beaches along the south coast, and up the west coast. Our advice is to head west and explore the beaches, heading towards Sagres - famous for the navigation school where the Portuguese explorers learned their craft. The best beaches are less accessible, eg down bumpy tracks, but they don't all have facilities such as cafes. Two really nice ones are Furnas and Figuera. Two others with good restaurants are Zavial and Ingrina. Heading north from Cape St Vincent, up the west coast, the beaches are wilder and much quieter. Some nice ones are Castelejo, Cordama, and the famous surfing beach Armado, and Carrapateira. The things to be aware of is that very few of the west coast beaches have lifeguards, whereas the larger beaches on the south coast do. If you enjoy walking, there is an almost unlimited choice of beautiful routes, many of which are signed.
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- not suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Tim and Caroline Batten
We are an early-retired early 60's couple from the Pennine town of Holmfirth, where we live on a small farm. We have 3 grown up children, a golden retriever, 2 cats and 12 hens. We have been going to the west Algarve for over 30 years, and built our first house there in the mid 1980's.
Tim and Caroline Batten purchased this villa in 2003
Why Tim and Caroline Batten chose Luz
This is our 2nd house in Praia da Luz. We had it built in 2003, and is only 200 metres away from our first house! Originally just used by ourselves, our family and close friends, we have now started to offer it for rental over the summer period to help cover the high running costs. We like the area very much, especially the panoramic views, the fantastic sunsets, and the very quiet location......and yet we are only 1km from Luz centre.
What makes this villa unique
The views, the quiet location, the privacy, and the close proximity to Praia da Luz and Lagos. Also, fantastic for bird watching, especially in the autumn.
Guestbook comments from the owner
We are keen bird watchers, and this is our first time in the Algarve. We spent 2 days at Cape St Vincent and saw many rare migrating birds. The rest of the time we spent at the beautiful villa, and saw an amazing variety of birds. Great holiday, and superb villa. Thanks!