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Roger & Margaret Frere

Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks English

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

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Lagos region - 'Journey's End'

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”

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

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Roger & Margaret Frere (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks English

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 Lagos region

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 2015 for their 10th time.Two separate families have just booked for 2015 for their sixth 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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Reviews

4.9
based on 28 holidaymaker reviews

Family AIR CONDITIONED town house with secure gardens and weir pool.
average rating of 4.928571 based on 30 reviews
5

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: Oct 12, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Sep 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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5

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: Oct 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely family home in a great position

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit with our growing children (now 11,12,14), and we loved it as before. The villa is very well equipped, pool very welcome in the heat, and generally quiet, and the position of the villa is perfect to walk into Luz. We were very much appreciated the flexibility to be able to arrive early and stay later, and would recommend this lovely villa to everyone.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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All as expected

  • 4 of 5

The holiday residence is well run and quiet, properly equipped. It feels good to live in the house, with a balcony for lunch and a terrace looking onto the swimming pool( Only one slightly sour note regarding bedding comfort in the main room)

The owner is very nice and accomodating, the same with the members of the local agency

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Michel, I will investigate your bedding problem, perhaps you could email me with the actual problem please. Thanks R&M
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4

ANOTHER fabulous trip to Luz

  • 4 of 5

Even though it was our sixth (or is it seventh?) trip to Luz and a return to Journey's End, this latest trip was possibly our best so far. The property is very homely and has everything a family needs. We always love our evening BBQ on the front balcony watching the sun go down, enjoying a glass of Portuguese wine - bliss! It was also a pleasant surprise how quiet the resorts were (compared to our usual August trips) - never a problem getting a table in the great choice of Luz restaurants - a comfortable stroll away, we almost had beaches to ourselves (Zavial still our favourite) and the waterpark was empty - incredible! Thank you Roger and Margaret again for a great holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Seventh, yes seventh time of staying and you still want to give a good review, how good is that. Thank you. You are making good use of your repeat discount. So I see you want more, you have asked for May next year, That is very good. Glad you took notice of the "AJ" licence that we have to abide by. A lot of people do not bother. It is very important to us. A very good accreditation.
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5

We liked the house and the silient location

  • 5 of 5

We liked the size of the house and the location very much.The system with the key box worked quite well and when we needed something it was done quickly.

We also appreciated the flexibility that we could have come later or left earlier.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Faro
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Hugo''s
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Boavista
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Lagos
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Lagos
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Hugo's
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Luz
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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Other Luz properties, Praia da Luz

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Early Summer
1 May 2016 - 30 Jun 2016
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£95
£625
 
 
Summer
1 Jul 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
£830
for 7 nights
£830
 
 
Late summer
1 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
£294
for 3 nights
From
£98
£625
 
 
Autumn/Winter Sun
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£294
for 3 nights
From
£98
£325
 

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

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Lagos region in Algarve

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 124 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom - Toilet , With Basin
    Bathroom - Shower Enclosure
  • Main bathroom has a large walk in shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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