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Malcolm & Marion Townend

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A Stylish Two Bedroom Two Bathroom Apartment With Panoramic Sea & Country Views

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Luz - Cristaluz Apartments



28 September to 12 October = 14 Nights at £55 per night.

Marion and I feel like we already know you - and we would love for you to come and stay in our stylish and comfortable 'home from home' first floor apartment which has everything INCLUDED from unlimited Wi-Fi, full streamed UK TV programmes [including Sport and Films] to the Air Conditioning.

The Apartment is South facing and has a light and airy feel with its open plan lounge and dining area, two large double bedrooms (sleeps a maximum of 4 persons), an en suite shower room and a family bathroom.

The lounge offers unlimited Wi-Fi which streams a comprehensive multi channel UK TV package (including films and sport) to our 32 inch flat screen TV. A CD player (with USB & MP3 port) and an air conditioning unit.

The patio doors in the lounge lead out onto the spacious balcony which enjoys superb Ocean & Country views and overlooks the swimming pool and pool terrace. The balcony is furnished with outdoor furniture and a sun bed with parasol.

The kitchen is fully equipped with the latest appliances, including dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer, microwave & 4 slice toaster.

The master bedroom has a king size bed (with memory foam mattress), an air conditioning unit, fitted wardrobes (with a safe for valuables) and an en suite shower room.

The guest bedroom has twin beds, fitted wardrobes and an air conditioning unit.

There is a full bathroom opposite the guest bedroom.

Each bedroom has a hair dryer and a portable electric fan for your use.

Outside is a large swimming pool - heated 1st April [or Easter if earlier] until second Saturday in November. The pool is surrounded by a large, secluded sunbathing terrace which has sun beds and parasols provided free of charge.

TOWEL CHANGE: mid way through each 7 day period.

CLEANING SERVICE: Once per week.

AIR CONDITIONING: Is included in the rental price.

We provide excellent Directions from the airport to the apartment.

Please check out our Calendar and Rates - we are very competitive - you can Book online today using your Credit Card - just follow the link on our listing.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Malcolm & Marion Townend (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks English

About Malcolm & Marion Townend

We are a young at heart, retired couple who just love being in Portugal.

Malcolm & Marion Townend purchased this apartment in 2002

Why Malcolm & Marion Townend chose Lagos region

We came to Portugal for the first time in 2001 and went away owning our own apartment. The most expensive holiday we have ever had - but we have never regretted it.

We never tire of the friendliness and diversity of the village.

What makes this apartment unique

We understand the trepidation some travellers may have when making the transition from 'package holidays' to arranging your own holiday accommodation. We will make this as easy as possible for you by being as helpful as we can.

Praia da Luz is central to everything that you would ever want or need from a holiday.

The heated swimming pool with surrounding sun beds set in a garden environment is so relaxing you will not want to go home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Malcolm and Marion's superbly equipped apartment in the beach resort of Praia de Luz was truly a home from home. Our balcony had a sea view and overlooked the pool which we had pretty much to ourselves most of our stay. Praia de Luz is lovely, wonderful beach within a few minutes walk of the apartment and also local restaurants and supermarket. Nearby Lagos offered more restaurants and trips, a really lovely part of Portugal and an area we would love to visit again. We kept in touch with M&M and found them extremely helpful, friendly and good hosts.
Sep 2014
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based on 13 holidaymaker reviews

A Stylish Two Bedroom Two Bathroom Apartment With Panoramic Sea & Country Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Lovely villa, well equipped and superbly maintained, the owner is very helpful and has thought of everything, view from balcony is picturesque, short walk to supermarkets, restaurants and beach, pool doesn't get too busy and some days we had it all to ourselves, love Portugal and the people, nowhere better, thanks!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks. We are so pleased that you had a memorable time with us.
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Immaculate, spacious apartment in great location

  • 5 of 5

Malcolm and Marion's apartment is immaculate with all the facilities needed, e.g. Wi-Fi, wide selection of UK TV channels, washing machine and dishwasher. The pool area is lovely for just relaxing or the beach is a 10 minute walk away. Some good local restaurants too that are easy to walk to. We had a hire car and explored some of the more dramatic west coast where the sea is a bit more lively. Malcolm is always very responsive with any queries and are always available to put your mind at rest. Should we return to the Algarve in the next few years we ill definitely look to book this apartment again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to your return. Warmest Wishes Malcolm & Marion
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Excellent Apartment - July 2015

  • 5 of 5

WE stayed in this immaculate apartment for 9 nights at the end of June 2015. The owners, Malcolm and Marion were always quick to respond throughout the booking process and for any queries we had before our arrival. As stated, the apartment is excellent and has everything you need for an enjoyable holiday. The photo gallery is accurate (although they do not do justice to the views from the balcony, which are better than the photos). The apartment was also cleaned midway through our stay with fresh bedding and towels. The arrival procedure was straightforward and when we did have a query shortly after our arrival (about the wi-fi codes) it was sorted within 15 minutes!.The wi-fi is fast and reliable. It really is a lovely apartment and well looked after by the owners who live locally. The pool area is also cleaned daily.

Praia da Luz is a lovely laid back resort with an international clientele. It has plenty of bars and restaurants and has a blue flag sandy beach which shelves gently into the sea, ideal for families. There are some rocks at one end of the beach which reveal rock pools at low tide. You can walk to Burgau to the west along the coast which takes just over an hour or to Porto do Mos to the east which again takes just over an hour. Both walks do involve some steep hills along the way but are worth it for the views out over the Atlantic when you reach the top.

We hired a car and as well as a couple of supermarkets in Praia da Luz which are more than adequate for most shopping trips, there are a couple of larger ones in Lagos, about 3 miles away. We had a night out in Lagos, catching the bus there at 1.30 euros per person and got a taxi back which cost 9 euros. Plenty of bars, restaurants and shops open late in Lagos.

All in all, we had a great time. Malcolm and Marion are a pleasure to deal with and they take great pride in their apartment which is self evident as soon as you open the door upon arrival. Praia da Luz is an excellent resort which caters for all age groups.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Steve, Mary & Tom, It was a pleasure having you stay at our apartment. We appreciate your comments and we look forward to maintaining these standards for other guests in the future. Best Wishes Marion & Malcolm
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  • 5 of 5

The location is fabulous, the apartment is fabulous and Malcolm and Marion's presentation of the apartment, its cleanliness and its facilities is second to none. While centrally located in Luz, the apartment is away from the hub hub and has plenty of pool space in which to relax and soak up the sun and tranquility. The pool and its surrounding are very well looked after. This apartment is an ideal base from which to explore the wonders and the beauty of the Algarve and we cannot recommend it more strongly. You will not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have Chris and Yvonne stay with us and we look forward to their return in 2015.
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Clean,comfortable and perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a 10 day stay and had a lovely, relaxing holiday. This is our 4th visit to Praia da Luz and this apartment was immaculate, the most comfortable and in the best location by far. The real plus for us is that the bed was extremely comfortable and meant that niether of us had our usual 'holiday backache!'...a real bonus.

The resort has everything that you need on site, good restaurants, lovely sandy beach, clean pool and adequate shops. Although we had a hire car it was not vital and you could have a very enjoyable time staying at the resort. All in all a perfect, sunny, relaxing holiday and we would thoroughly recommend staying at this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We suffer from bad backs ourselves so we want our visitors to be comfortable. We are so pleased you had a good holiday.
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Wonderful Holiday Experience

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in Luz on many occasions, stopping in a variety of apartments/villas and this was easily the best place we have stayed in.

We booked this wonderful apartment directly on the internet and the whole process was made effortless by Malcolm and Marion who were very efficient in responding to our queries and questions.

On arriving were very pleased to see that the apartment was exactly as described and more....it was very well maintained and spotlessly clean. We spent two weeks in the apartment and the place was literally "home from home". From the large and comfy bedrooms to the well stocked kitchen, the entire apartment had everything to meet our needs for a very relaxing holiday.

The apartment is set in the small Cristaluz complex and we spent many hours relaxing around the quiet pool area with sunbeds being available at all times during the day.

It's location was ideal as it is only two minutes walk from the main supermarket in Luz and five minutes to the beach. Luz is a small resort with wonderful restaurants and all of them are within walking distance from the apartment. We did spend a couple of evenings in the apartment cooking our own meals and it was a great experience to sit on the spacious balcony enjoying the views with a few glasses of wine.

The entire holiday was faultless from start to finish. Many thanks to Malcolm and Marion who provided us with a wonderful holiday experience - we will certainly be returning again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kieron and his family had another great holiday this year (2014) and have already booked to return again in 2015.
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Nearest Airport
95 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Boavista Golf Course
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
A22 - Junction 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.6 Kilometres
Praia da Luz
Car: not necessary

Cristaluz Apartments are a suite of 15 luxury apartments situated centrally in the lovely village of Praia da Luz approx 3 miles west of Lagos. The beach is approx 600 meters walk from our Apartment.

Two fully stocked supermarkets are just a 5 minute walk away. Luz has numerous cafes and restaurants which are excellent.

Attractions/activities are: -

Dolphin Watching or other boat trips bookable from Praia da Luz or Lagos.

Swimming With The Dolphins at 'ZooMarine' and the Slide & Splash Parks in Lagoa. These also can be booked in Praia da Luz.

Golf in the area is superb. There are 10 Golf Courses in the immediate area - the nearest being only 2½ miles away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Luz, Praia da Luz

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Dates Remaining in 2016
28 Sep 2016 - 12 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Luz in Algarve

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 113 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • En Suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Memory Foam Matress
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Twin Beds
  • The master bedroom has a king size bed (with memory foam mattress). The guest bedroom has twin beds. Each bedroom has a hair dryer and an electric fan. Air Conditioning is fitted in each bedroom and the lounge. It is included in the Summer 2015 and Summer 2016 rental fee. Other times it is available for a small fee - ask the Owners.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • DVR
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 31 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
An information pack is provided in the apartment which explains how to use all equipment in the apartment along with lots more local information to make your stay more enjoyable. CAR PARK - The apartment has a dedicated car parking bay situated at the front of the complex. LOCAL TAXI SERVICE - The telephone numbers of local taxi services are listed in the information pack for a reasonably priced taxis.

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