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Family AIR CONDITIONED town house with secure gardens and weir pool.

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 1,334 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Privately owned, self-catering rental with two bedrooms, sleeps 4+1

“This property is fully licensed and registered with the Tourist Board of Portugal and is compliant with Portuguese laws relating to holiday rentals. Licence number 9707/AL”

www. praiadaluz.co.uk

'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, D washer and w-machine. A balcony, which overlooks the town to the west and enjoys the evening sun, leads off the kitchen. English Sky TV, streamed by the internet, music system, Ipad dock, Wii, PS2, Books, DVD are provided along with CD's, DVD'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 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.

More Details
Registration Number : 9707/AL”

Roger & Margaret Frere
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018

About Roger & Margaret Frere

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

Why Roger & Margaret Frere chose Luz

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.!!

What makes this house unique

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 2018 for their 13th time.Two separate families have just booked for 2018 for their 8th 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!!

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Luz in Municipality of Lagos

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1334 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We would expect the house to be kept clean and tidy.
  • Please notify of any breakages, so these can be replaced for the next guest. Major items we would ask for a contribution to repair or replace.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom - Toilet , With Basin
    Bathroom - Shower Enclosure
  • Main bathroom has a large walk in shower.
  • 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. Free WiFi.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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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Family AIR CONDITIONED town house with secure gardens and weir pool.
average rating of 4.9375 based on 34 reviews

What an excellent choice we made.

  • 5 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: September 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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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Excellent holiday home

  • 5 of 5

Believe everything that the owners of this beautiful holiday home have written about it. There was no hyperbole and we thoroughly enjoyed our time at Journeys End.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, to use the phrase again. "It is what it says on the tin" Don't forget, returning guests get an automatic 10% discount.. So try us in the winter months, the sun is still there. Roger & Margaret
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A home from home

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is furnished to the highest standards in a good, quiet location. The rooms are large and would comfortably accomodate 5, should this be a requirement. All clean and tidy upon arrival with beds made up. The pool is spacious and gardens well maintained. We all had a thoroughly enjoyable holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house, great location, great holiday!!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect - it couldn't have been better. It was so well equipped - we wanted for nothing. The children had a great time in the swimming pool and we could relax watching them. A lovely lady who lives in a house nearby gave them some toys that had belonged to her grandchildren so they were delighted.

Luz is lovely with many great restaurants and nearby lagos is just beautiful. I have no hesitation in recommending Journeys End. We will definitely be back!!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you all very much, even better than it said on the can then. Look forward to your return in the future. Rog & Mac
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A Perfect Choice

  • 5 of 5

We didn't know where we wanted to go on holiday and this was a very late booking. It was just my wife and I. However, what a perfect choice. Roger was very friendly and accommodating, and so easy to deal with. His directions to the house were perfect as was his advice re car hire etc. He answered any queries very promptly. As for the house, it is very comfortable and well decorated and a joy to spend time in. It was clean and tidy and furnished to a high standard. It is in a lovely peaceful location and the pool is a delight. Lovely to have meals on the balcony. I could not praise the house,Journeys End, or my dealing with Roger highly enough. Praia Du Luz is a joy and about a 10 minute walk to the beach. Just a perfect holiday all round. Negatives? There weren't any. This was our first trip to Portugal. It won't be our last and we would love to return to Journeys End.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The pleasure was all ours. Just to see people enjoying Luz and our house is very satisfying. Thank you. Roger & Margaret
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Peace tranquility

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful position with attractive gardens and pool. Airconditioning (needed even in early October!) Clean and comfortable. Hire car a desirable need.For snacks drinks etc try Lazulibar on the front,friendly always go back there.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Autódromo Internacional do Algarve
Restaurante Beach Bar Burgau
Restaurante Adega Da Marina
Fortaleza da Luz
For that special meal.
Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Nearest Beach
750 Metres
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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Luz, Algarve

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Springtime, more Golf
1 Mar 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Early Summer
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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