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Casa de Praia - Seaside Cottage with delightful view

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Luz - Casa de Praia

2 bedroom semi detached cottage sleeps a max 5, balconies and garden all round

The beach cottage is in Praia da Luz or one hour west of Faro airport and 20 minutes from Lagos. It is easily accessed by train and taxi.

Luz is a traditional quiet seaside resort. There is simply everything for everyone from sailing to golf, five swimming pools to chose from and of course the beach. There are good restaurants, fresh fish and seafood, markets and local pottery, Lagos is undoubtedly one of the most charming and unspoilt small cities in the Algarve.

The Cottage has a commanding view of beach and sea, and on a clear still morning it is possible to see a mirage of Casablanca many miles over the horizon to the south. Sunrise and the morning sun wash the front of the cottage.

Our cottage is a charming end of terrace two bedroom quality seaside house (Casa de Praia) with a larger garden situated close to the village church.

The cottage will comfortably sleep 5/6 persons. There are two bedrooms downstairs, balconies and steps to the garden below and bathroom. Upstairs, there is an open plan sitting room with fireplace and dining area as well as a good-sized modern kitchen complete with washing machine. A large balcony overlooks the beach and sea with splendid views of the Rocha Negra. This rocky outcrop is an ancient lava flow from an extinct vulcano now at Monchique.

Luz beach is below the house within 2 minute walk. There are a number of other local beaches nearby , Ingrina, Salema, Luz, and at Lagos Dona Ana and Praia Grande all with different characteristics, whilst the West facing beaches being the most spectacular and falling within the National Park. Castelejo and Barrigana are great and the light house further up the coast is quite special.

Magically on a very still morning a mirage of Casablanca (600 km to the south) may be seen in the horizon, complete with cars, traffic jams and the bustle of images which may be seen blurring into outlines of the city port with ships. This is rarely seen and remains a truly amazing event.

How to get there: Fly to Faro or Lisbon then train to Lagos and Taxi to Luz. Train is approximately 7 Euros. Taxi from Lagos another 4 Euros. Trains do take bikes if you’re cycling. Car rental is available in Luz and at the airport. If selecting a car for the entire holiday in July and August it is best to purchase a voucher with the ticket. Due to better flight connections at Lisbon an increasingly popular alternative to Faro, is to fly to Lisbon and drive down(280KM)as it is motorway most of the way. A stop at the university town of Évora is also recommended, food here is excellent and lots to see. The Alentejo in the summer can be torrid.

Activities: Golf, beach, sailing, fishing and watersports are the major attraction but there is much to captivate one in this part of the world not least the bird life, the night sky, many restaurants, walking, cycling and sea fishing.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed

Member since: 2001
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
12 August, 2016

Why Thomas chose Lagos region

We came here on holiday with our children first 1984 and stayed nearby and purchase the house two years later.

What makes this cottage unique

Location and spectacular view. Close to the beach, shops, cafes, restaurants.

Guestbook comments from the owner


I just wanted to say thank you, we had a wonderful holiday and enjoyed it so much that we are hoping to book it for next year if you are looking to hire it again.

Rehan's holidays start a bit earlier than the other schools so mid July may be better for us if it works for you. But we have plenty of time to plan!

Love to Marlese,

Aug 2016
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based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

Casa de Praia - Seaside Cottage with delightful view
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 10 reviews

Wonderful place for vacation

  • 4 of 5

We are having a great time in Luz. The apartment is fantastic (clean, view of ocean) and the location is superb (very close to the beach and town, very quiet).

Communication with the owner was super easy and always quick. Tomas responds very fast and gives you clear instructions. Very trustworthy owner.

The only thing that could be improved are the beds. They could be updated as they are really really old and make a lot of noice everytime you turn around while sleeping.

I would recommend to have a rental car as this gives you the freedom to go to all the wonderful places and beaches nearby. Without a car you are bound to Luz, which is nice but very small and quiet.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The beds are of reasonable quality and no older than the house. The mattress support was split and has since been replaced. No further issues. T
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What a great holiday

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 weeks in Luz at Casa de Praia and had a lovely time. The journey from the airport was quick motorway most of the way and upon arrival we were very pleased with the house. It really is just above the beach and litterally only about a minutes walk downhill on a quiet street. Upstairs overlooking the bay the view is spectacular. The bedrooms are downstairs and are comfortable and secure. There is a bathroom that is clean and we had fresh sheets on our second week. There are 2 pools only about 5 minutes walk away which are both great. The smaller one is by the reception and there are no kids allowed where as the larger has tennis courts and kids paddling area as well as a large pool. There are several restaurants very close by although we also ate out in Lagos and found the food delicious.

The beach is beautiful but there are others that we disovered both to the west and east that were easy to get to so the variety and quality of beaches made this destination extremely special and we would highly reccommend renting this property as Thomas was a real help with inside knowledge of the best beaches and restaurants to visit.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home Sweet Home

  • 5 of 5

Our holidays at Casa de Praia were idyllic. The house is located just a few minutes walking distance from the lovely beach so it was always easy to get there and back without needing to get in the car or stress about traffic. The bedrooms were pleasently decorated and the house clean and well maintained. We really enjoyed cooking meals or having a barbecue and sitting out on the verandah upstairs. The view out across the bay is breathtaking. We would highly recommend staying at this property as we have ourselves returned year after year. The children love the familiar location by the church with the pretty garden with grass and flowers. Our correspodances with the owner have always been hassle free and Thomas is a courteouse and very helpful host. Without a doubt Casa de Praia is our favourite holiday home that we always reccommend to our friends.

Enjoy your hoildays. Love,

Simon, Francesca and kids.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fortaleza da Luz
"Good restaurant. Jazz on Sundays"
Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Car: not necessary

Praia da Luz is 7 Km from Lagos and approximately 70Km from Faro airport. Access to the A22 motorway junction is 3Km from Luz. Lisbon is approximately 295 Km from Luz or a comfortable 3-hour drive.

Other Activities: Wonderful beach with cliff top and village walks


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Luz, Praia da Luz

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Sep 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

In addition to the rental price per property there is a Usage Charge of 25 pounds per week per person which includes, Changeover Cleaning, Utilities such as Electricity, Gas, Water, one change per week of Bed Linen, Bathroom Towels and access to Club facilities including luxury pools, several tennis courts, restaurants, and 24 hour reception services in the Summer months only. please let us kno

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Luz in Algarve

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Luxury bath and Shower
  • Modern luxury bathroom in pink marble. Good high pressure shower and bath wash Basin, Lavatory and Bidet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Larger Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Smaller Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • Each bedroom has two single beds. In the bigger room the two beds are placed together or separately as required. A travelling cot is available on request.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The property is a one or two double bedroom semi-detached house with large garden on three sides facing the sea below. The Bedrooms have a balcony and access to the garden below in two levels with lots of climbers, bushes and trees. Upstairs there is a large sitting room with a dining area and a separate kitchen. A balcony commands a stunning view of the beach and sea. The view of morning sunrise year round is spectacular. The street is quiet with no through traffic. There are several local supermarkets. We subscribe to a local club that provides several facilities such as reception services, pools, a club area, restaurant, tenis etc

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