Privately owned, self-catering rental with two bedrooms, sleeps 4+1
Roger & Margaret Frere
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!!
Not in the house please but okay on the terrace.
Secure gated garden.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
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.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Great place, great town
Journey's End is an exceptionally well equipped place (obviously someone' s real home) -- all sorts of kitchen appliances, games and videos, bathrobes and plenty of hot water, a binder with detailed instructions for all the appliances, restaurant and walking recommendations, etc. There's both an upstairs balcony with table/chairs and distant sea view, and a downstairs patio where you can walk out to the community pool and gardens. Roger was very quick to respond to queries and provided us with lots of advance information. While it was a little tricky to find the house the first time (thank goodness for the plaque!), it's well located on a quiet street with about a 10 min. walk to one of two grocery stores or 15-20 min. walk to the beach/restaurants. (And you can park on the street right outside the house.) Luz is a lovely and friendly little town, too. We'd happily come back here!
Excellent holiday home
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.
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
A home from home
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.
Great house, great location, great holiday!!
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!!
Thank you all very much, even better than it said on the can then. Look forward to your return in the future.
Rog & Mac
A Perfect Choice
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.
The pleasure was all ours. Just to see people enjoying Luz and our house is very satisfying. Thank you.
Roger & Margaret
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.
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.