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Your ideal, affordable place in the sun! St-Luzia apt. with sea-view.

Bedrooms 1
Space 527 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Apt. T1 Offers A Spacious Terrace of 12m2.facing South With Sea View.

Casita Das Andainas as been given a official licence from Tavira for tourisme rental. It is on the 2nd floor with the terrace on the 3th. Floor facing south with BBQ, 2 long chairs, table, four chairs, sink and a fridge for cold drinks. You will want to enjoy the evenings with a nice glass of wine watching the sunset and observe the fisherman coming back from the sea with their fresh catch or watch the locals play the very popular game of petanque on the square a small distance away.

The apt is divided into 1 sleeping room, furnished with a comfortable double bed and 1 bathroom with bath and bidet. The living room-kitchen is at the other end of the corridor with bay-windows overlooking the quiet street Das Andainas with her palms and other mature trees on a well kept lawn. The kitchen is well equipped for easy meals or for elaborate dinners. The owner put a special touch on the lighting to create a warm and cosy atmosphere. Casita Das Andainas is also equipped with flat-screen tv dvd/cd and books and games. And if you feel lazy you can always grab a bite across the street. You have a choice of several restaurants and snack-bars that offer the fresh catch of the day at a modest price.

More Details

Michelle (owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, German, Portuguese, Dutch, Arabic
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2017

About Michelle (owner)

Michelle and Willem been married for 31 years.She is from Canada, Montreal. Speaks French, English, Dutch and Portuguese. Her husband is from Holland has a captain´s licence and speaks Dutch, English, German, Arabic,, French, Hivrit and Portuguese. They have been living in Portugal for the last 16 years with their daughter Suzanne. Casita das Andainas is their second apt here in the Algarve for holiday rental. With their experience they aim to answer all your expectations and wishes.

Michelle (owner) purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Michelle (owner) chose Tavira region

Years ago we discovered Santa-Luzia and found it to be an authentic, friendly small fishing village.

Walking along the boulevard on the river bank we feel that time slows down here to a peaceful rhythm.

It´s easy to enjoy simple things like a nice coffee in the morning on one of the plenty sunny terraces watching the fisherman going out to sea. Or sipping a nice wine on a peaceful evening while the aquatic birds fly once more over the lagoon to find their resting ground for the night.

This particular region of the east Algarve is known as the Polvo coast, the coast of the octopus, for most of

the octopus caught in the Algarve comes from Santa-Lucia.The restaurants along the boulevard all have their own recipes for delicious octopus dishes.

The overall genuine atmosphere of the place made us decide to buy an apartment for tourist rental and,eventually, our own old age.

What makes this apartment unique

The main features of this apt is the lovely well maintained street with it's mature trees and palms and the proximity of the RiaFormosa Nature Reserve with the Ilha Estreita beach.The apt. itself has a comfortable feeling to it because of the quality of the wood finish and glazed doors. The terrace with its breath-taking sea-view has the perfect size for sun bathing, family barbecue or just lazy days. Its a quiet street even in the high season, you are just far enough to be away from it all and close enough to join in, a small walk away.


Salinas de Santa Luzia
Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
faro airport
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
in the village
Nearest Ferry
100 Metres
to terra estreita
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
benamor, Quinta a cima, Quinta de Ria
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
across the street
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
terra estreita
Car: not necessary

Why we choose Santa-Luzia? First of all for it's beautiful 12km uncrowded,clean and safe beaches. The beach at Terra Estreita is only 5min by ferry boat away and Barril beach at 1.5km easy walk.along the Ria Formosa. Than across the river by narrow-gauge train.

The village itself offers all year around good restaurants, bars with live-music at weekend nights and of course a welcome feeling from the uncomplicated local people of the east Algarve.

Santa.Lucia is only 3km from the historical roman town of Tavira-The Venice of the Algarve: Tavira is located 3km east, is a picturesque town nicknamed 'Venice of the Algarve' witch date back to 2000 BC an illustration of medieval,renaissance and baroque art, crammed with historic church, a castle, an ancient Roman bridge and various museum (the area is renowned for its fishing history / particulary for tuna) frequent art exhibitions are also in display. Maps and orientation are provided on what to see.

From Tavira by train you can reach all the coast of the Algarve and maybe make a trip to Ayamonte, Spain, 20 min by train and ferry, to enjoy tapas and Spanish hospitality.

Also 10 min by train to the small village of Fuzeta where you will find the school of kite surfing, dolphin siting tours or leasure trips on the Ria Formosa and deep see fishing. If you are more of the sporty type, the ecovia of the Algarve will bring you trough the beautiful scenery of the salt pans where a multitude of birds can be watched such as, flamingo, stork and a various other aquatics birds.

Further in the west Algarve you will find Zoo marine, 40min on the motorway where you can swim with dolphins. Or water shoot park Loulé, 35 min. Excellent markets: Tavira, Fuzeta,Moncarapacho, Ayamont, Cacela Nova and many more. Michelle and William ,the owners, have official schedule of all the markets in the apt and google maps of all destination worth visiting

.Algarve as the best golfing climate in europe and Santa-Luzia is only at 8 km from the Benamor top range golf course and facilities. to the west you have the Vale de Lobo.Quinta de Lago. To the east Quinta a cima, Quinta da Ria within 15 min drive.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Santa Luzia in Tavira

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 527 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We strongly advice to purchase a travel insurance in case of cancellation.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • modern standard quality
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Large double bed with plenty cup board space and lots of light from a large window.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
William and Michelle have contacts for bicycle rental or kite surfing school.The apt has google maps for all amenities and sight seeing in the Algarve including boats trip. We also provide pick-up at the airport for 30euros one trip.


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Your ideal, affordable place in the sun! St-Luzia apt. with sea-view.
average rating of 4.5 based on 34 reviews

Comfortable apartment ideally situated. Perfect base for a chilling holiday.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is ideally situated towards the end of the village and provides you with everything you could need on holiday. The star of the show is the rooftop terrace where you can relax and get the sun all day whilst watching the small boats sail in and out. It's only a short walk along the waterfront to the ferry which will take you to the amazing beach and back for 2 euros. The owners couldn't have been more helpful during our stay without being intrusive. William picked us up from the airport and took us back for a very reasonable charge. If we return to Santa Luzia we would definitely book here again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted to read such a positive comments and you are very much welcom again at our place.
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choose the perfect place to stay on holidays.

  • 5 of 5

There is everything you could hope for to make life here as exciting or as relaxing as you'd wish. We also provide the same services. https://goo.gl/GdBsbz

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brilliant Apartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was really nice, clean and tidy. Everything you need for a great holiday. The roof terrace is an added bonus where you can catch the late rays of sun and enjoy sitting there having a drink. Thank you, Michelle and Willem, for letting us stay in your lovely apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great revieuw. Needless to say you are welcom for your next holiday in the Algarve at my place.
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Overall a lovely stay

  • 3 of 5

Apartment clean.We found Michelle helpful and readily accessible for advice. Is a well equipped apartment with a lovely roof terrace making the most of the views. Our only negatives were that in winter not enough natural light .Apartment is north facing. Our personal presence in the bathroom would have been a shower screen rather than a curtain.Overall we had a lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Upstairs downstairs.

  • 3 of 5

Although it was raining during a lot of days, we had a good time in Santa Luzia. It is a nice, a bit sleeping village, with beautifull boulevard and nature around. Michele welcomed us at arrival and showed us the apartment and roof terrace. Before, we did not realise that you had to climb to the roof terrace to go outside. There is no balcony on living level. And walking up with luggage to second level was hard for people of our age. We should not recommand this apartment to elder people, for that reason. But on the whole: it was a good apartment and everything you need and even more, is in the apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful holiday and great apartment

  • 4 of 5

2 way transfers from airport by Willhem were reliable and good value. Apartment is as described and shown on the website. Apartment is in a quiet block and is very convenient for beaches, transport, restaurants and bars of Santa Luzia. Upstairs roof terrace and BBQ were used for our meals with great views over the Ria Formosa and toward Tavira.

The apartment was well equipped and spotlessly clean.

We would have reviewed our stay as 5*, but unfortunately the bedroom A/C unit was out of order, as was the small fridge on the roof terrace; both these points were explained to us on arrival. A large fan was available in lieu of the air conditioning unit.

We will certainly consider booking this apartment again when we next return to Santa Luzia.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear customers, the unit in the sleeping room is not an airconditioning unit but a heater unit. The fridge bar on the roof terras functions, but was disconnected, and with the warm weather it needed more time to cool off. We check it after leaving it on for a while and it was functioning very well. Very sorry for the inconvenience. Thank you to share with us.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Santa Luzia, Algarve

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
late autum
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
high summer
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
late summer
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £4.47
Refundable Damage Deposit £89.34

During winter rentals, electricity is charge at 17 cents per kwh with the meter being read on arrival and departure.
We have a AAA low cost energy air-conditioning/heater. We highly recommend this apt. for the winter due to its comfort and low cost heating system. We provide pick-up at the airport if you prefer not to rent a car at 30 euros per trip and 10 euro extra for night time.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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