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Tim and Caroline Batten

Member since: 2005
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Speaks English, French, Portuguese

Detached Villa in Praia da Luz. Private Pool. Quiet location. Views. Free Wi-Fi.

27 Reviews
People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Luz - Casa Pôr do Sol

4 Bedrooms (2 en-suite with air-con). 4 bathrooms. Sleeps 8. Private Pool.

This beautiful villa was built as our family home in 2003. We offer it for holiday rentals between April and the end of October. The villa has the Alojamento Local short term holiday let rental licence (number 12733/AL). It is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, with only 2 other villas nearby. The views from the house are fantastic. There is a private swimming pool (with optional child safety fence), extensive sun terraces with sun loungers, and a BBQ area with table and 8 chairs for outdoor meals. There are 4 bedrooms. The master bedroom upstairs is air-conditioned and has a super king bed, an en-suite bathroom and a private terrace. There is an en-suite double bedded room with a/c, a twin bedded room, and a bedroom with a pair of bunk beds and a bed settee. In addition to the en-suite bathrooms, there is a large family bathroom, and a shower room. The bright sitting room overlooks the pool and has 3 patio doors, a dining area, and a wood burning fireplace. There is free Wi-Fi with high speed broadband. We have the latest Wi-Fi Sonos music system so you can play your music from your smart phone or laptop. There is a fax/telephone, HD TV with satellite UK TV reception, DVD player/recorder, and CD/i-pod stereo. The kitchen is very well equipped, and has an additional dining table and chairs.The villa is double glazed, centrally heated, and is gated / fenced with secure parking.

Casa Pôr do Sol is fully registered as a rental property with the local authority (Alojamento Local) and complies with all health and safety requirements.

HOW TO GET THERE AND VILLA LOCATION: There are several low cost airlines which fly to Faro, such as Jet2, Easyjet, Ryanair, Monarch.

The house is approximately 1 hour's drive from Faro airport. It is an easy journey, and is quiet motorway almost all the way. We have a discount arrangement with a local car hire company who will meet you at the airport. We will provide details of car hire when we confirm your reservation. Alternatively, there is a train from Faro to Lagos (the nearest large town to the house), or there is a low cost minibus service directly from the airport to the house. We will provide location maps, and detailed directions to find the house from Faro airport.

Casa Pôr do Sol is located on the outskirts of Praia da Luz approximately 1km from the village centre. The villa is on a very quiet road, which is a cul-de-sac. There is virtually no passing traffic, as there is only one other villa beyond ours.

The location is perfect for golfers, as you have 4 good courses within 10 minutes drive from the house.

SHOPPING: Praia da Luz, 1 km away, has a good selection of shops, including 2 supermarkets (Baptista and Spar). Baptista caters for British tourists, and has a big selection of British products. They also have an excellent bakery, and newsagent which sells UK daily newspapers.

Lagos, 4 km from the villa, is a beautiful town, with a fantastic range of shops, plus at least 5 very large supermarkets (Intermarche, Continente, Lidl, Aldi, Pingo Doce). Prices in these supermarkets are lower than those in Praia da Luz.

For those who enjoy outlet shopping, there is the Algarve Shopping Park at Guia, which is about half way between the villa and Faro Airport (30 minutes drive), and Aqua Shopping Mall in Portimao (20 minutes drive). They both have a great selection of clothes shops, and a very good food hall.

BEACHES: The nearest beach to the villa is Praia da Luz (which means beach of light). This beach can get very busy in high season, so be adventurous and go further afield! There are lots of beaches along the south coast, and up the west coast. Our advice is to head west and explore the beaches, heading towards Sagres - famous for the navigation school where the Portuguese explorers learned their craft. The best beaches are less accessible, eg down bumpy tracks, but they don't all have facilities such as cafes. Two really nice ones are Furnas and Figuera. Two others with good restaurants are Zavial and Ingrina. Heading north from Cape St Vincent, up the west coast, the beaches are wilder and much quieter. Some nice ones are Castelejo, Cordama, and the famous surfing beach Armado, and Carrapateira. The things to be aware of is that very few of the west coast beaches have lifeguards, whereas the larger beaches on the south coast do. If you enjoy walking, there is an almost unlimited choice of beautiful routes, many of which are signed.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Tim and Caroline Batten (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks English, French, Portuguese

About Tim and Caroline Batten

We are an early-retired early 60's couple from the Pennine town of Holmfirth, where we live on a small farm. We have 3 grown up children, a golden retriever, 2 cats and 12 hens. We have been going to the west Algarve for over 30 years, and built our first house there in the mid 1980's.

Tim and Caroline Batten purchased this villa in 2003

Why Tim and Caroline Batten chose Lagos region

This is our 2nd house in Praia da Luz. We had it built in 2003, and is only 200 metres away from our first house! Originally just used by ourselves, our family and close friends, we have now started to offer it for rental over the summer period to help cover the high running costs. We like the area very much, especially the panoramic views, the fantastic sunsets, and the very quiet location......and yet we are only 1km from Luz centre. Please note this property is fully licensed for short term holiday lets (Licence number 12733/AL). Many advertised properties are not!

What makes this villa unique

The views, the quiet location, the privacy, and the close proximity to Praia da Luz and Lagos. Also, fantastic for bird watching, especially in the autumn.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are keen bird watchers, and this is our first time in the Algarve. We spent 2 days at Cape St Vincent and saw many rare migrating birds. The rest of the time we spent at the beautiful villa, and saw an amazing variety of birds. Great holiday, and superb villa. Thanks!
Nov 2010
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Reviews

5
based on 27 holidaymaker reviews

Detached Villa in Praia da Luz. Private Pool. Quiet location. Views. Free Wi-Fi.
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews
Congleton Cheshire
5

Superb villa and views in a nice quiet area

  • 5 of 5

We had a very relaxing week in this beautiful comfortable spacious villa with superb views. We would reccomend it to anyone visiting Luz and wanting to stay in a secluded area with plenty of space around you. Situated in an up-market area of Luz, with just a few other villas around it. Makes a change from villas that are crammed in together.

Lovely pool, pool area and gardens with a nice barbecue area on the patio.

Plenty of room for a large family, or a couple of families. With their being just two of us we 'rattled around' in the villa!

It was like 'home from home' having evrything you would ever need and more. Tim & Caroline have thought of everything for both adults and children. Bruna the maid came 3 times during our stay and was very helfpul. The welcoming wine was a lovely touch!

Very much looking forward to returning to the villa again in the future.

Paul & Jan - Cheshire - 5th - 12th May 2009

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2009
  • Date of Stay: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Paul and Jan - you would be welcome to return to our villa any time. Our guest book has many other comments similar to these, but it is pleasing when rental clients take the time and trouble to do a review for the Holiday Rentals website, which I am sure is helpful to prospective future renters.
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5

Wonderful villa in a peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at the villa for a week during the end of August. The villa was spacious enough for 5 teenagers and my partner and I to all have our own space. The bedrooms are clean and bright as was the whole of the villa and surrounding outside space. The views are stunning and sitting on the patio watching the sunsets is a real highlight at the end of the day. The area is peaceful and secluded with a pleasant stroll down to the town, ok there is an uphill to contend with on the way back but it isn't too bad! The handy thing to do is to shop for your groceries and pay for them then ask the store to deliver, we were very impressed by the service and shopping arrived an hour or so after we got back.

The kitchen is very well equipped and there are plenty of extra 'toys' for the pool to use. The wifi is an added bonus keeping the 'teenagers' happy and the Sonos music system was a great added extra!

Tim's communication throughout the booking was excellent, answering queries and helping with suggestions.

Thank you so much for letting us stay in your lovely villa, will highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Casa Por do Sol, and we look forward to welcoming you back for future holidays.
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5

Lovely Villa

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful villa, described perfectly in the description. It is a bit of a walk uphill back to the villa but very peaceful. Excellent contact with owners.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, and for your repeat booking. Yes, the walk back from Luz does keep you fit, but it does mean the villa had fantastic views. We are also peaceful, and private, not being overlooked by any other villas - a rare thing in Luz!
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Casa Por do Sol Algarve Potugal

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped villa in excellent location with great views and lovely garden.

Very accurate description, clean and very well maintained.Customer service were very friendly and helpful.Lovely quiet area but within easy reach of many good restaurants and shops.Boat trips from Luz and Lagos are highly recommended.

Mike&Terrie Grimes

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review Mike and Terrie. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay, and would welcome you back any time. Tim and Caroline.
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5

Superb Villa

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in several villas in the Algarve over many years and stayed in this one last year. We enjoyed it so much that we booked it again for this year.

The villa is very spacious and is equipped to perfection. There is everything you could ever need.

The rooms are large and comfortable and very tastefully designed. The pool area is large and allows for both sunbathing or sitting in the shade. The pool is cool but very welcome in hot weather.

We enjoyed playing our music from the iPad through the new speaker system via wireless. The wifi is great allowing us all to use our smart phones and iPads.

The villa is surrounded by beautiful plants and the view from the pool area is fantastic, looking out to the hills. We witnessed some beautiful sunsets.

Thank you for allowing us to share your lovely villa.

Chris and Judith, Cambridgeshire

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very positive review Chris and Judith. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Casa Pôr do Sol, and hope you will visit again in future years. Tim and Caroline.
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Beautiful villa with great views

  • 5 of 5

Tim's communication was great - very prompt responses to all my questions and the booking process was very smooth.

The villa was lovely, very quiet and much more spacious than it appears in the photos. The views were also fantastic. Having the cleaners 3 days per week was appreciated. The walk into town was ok for us and kept us fit - quite steep coming back up - but would be too much for someone with any mobility problems. My 70 year-old mother managed to keep up with us though!

The garden, pool and pool area were beautiful but the pool was quite chilly. My mother only went in once in our 2 weeks, although the kids didn't seem to mind.

The management company were very helpful. We had a flat tyre the morning after we arrived and they arranged for a local mechanic to visit and repair the tyre all for a very reasonable 20 euros!!

The weather was good when we were there - high 20's but it was pretty windy. I'm not sure that the weather was typical for July/August as one of the waitresses said that it was cold and windy compared to the usual weather. It meant however that the daytime temperatures were pleasant and we had no problems sleeping. The villa's shutters kept the house nice and cool.

If you're thinking of the Algarve we would definitely recommend this area. Beaches were stunning, interesting places to visit, good weather, really friendly people, excellent restaurants at very reasonable prices. We particularly liked Meia Prai Beach in Lagos (Sagres beautiful but extremely windy), the Fiesa sand festival was interesting and worth a visit. The views from the top of Mount Foia were worth the drive. We did a great boat tour of the grottos in Lagos and my son and husband particularly liked the Autodromo karting. The Praia de Luz restaurants were good and we tried 5 of them! - Chicca's particularly good.

Overall a fantastic holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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Location

Nearest Airport
85 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Praia da Luz
Nearest Ferry
980 Kilometres
Santander
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Espiche Golf
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Lagos
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Lagos/Vila do Bispo
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Praia da Luz
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Praia da Luz
Car: recommended

This delightful village overlooks a pretty and sheltered bay, which has a very safe sandy beach and amazing rock formations. It is well supplied with restaurants and beach bars, and there are some excellent cliff walks to neighbouring villages. Whilst the number of private villas in Luz has increased over the last few years, they are of a high quality and the facilities of the village have improved because of this. There is a Water sports school and a Scuba Diving Centre. 5 km away is the medieval walled town of Lagos, which sits on a hillside overlooking the harbour, an impressive new marina and a wide bay of golden sand. It's picturesque cobbled streets have a superb selection of markets, modern shops, restaurants and pavement cafes. At night, there are street entertainers, lively bars and discos. For culture, there are many galleries, museums and monuments. The area around Lagos also has several first class Golf courses, such as Palmares, Quinta da Boavista, and Espiche.

Other Activities: Sunbathing, Jeep Safaris, Motorcycle trail riding, Eating out, Sight seeing.

Golf: The area around Lagos also has several first class Golf courses, such as Palmares, Quinta da Boavista, and Espiche. The nearest is within 2km from the villa.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Luz, Praia da Luz

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Mid Season
3 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
5 night minimum stay
£550
for 5 nights
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£110
£750
£3,000
 
 
Mid Season
22 Apr 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
£550
for 5 nights
From
£110
£750
£3,000
 
 
High Season
10 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,350
for 7 nights
£1,350
£5,400
 
 
Mid Season
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£550
for 5 nights
From
£110
£750
£3,000
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Winter rentals are not available (November till end of March).
Babysitting can be arranged via our local management agent.

25% deposit required on booking. The balance of 75% will be due 4 weeks prior to your holiday.
Payment can be made by personal cheque, or by bank transfer, in either £ pounds or € euros.
(see above for details of breakages deposit).
Your 25% deposit is fully refundable up to 6 weeks prior to your arrival if for unforseen reasons you have to cancel your holiday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Luz in Algarve

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 260 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • House Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Twin wash basins
    Master En-suite - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Wash basin
    Double En-suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Wash basin
    Downstairs bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Wash basin
    Pool patio - Outdoor Shower , Outside.
  • In addition to the above bathrooms/shower rooms, there is an outdoor shower by the swimming pool. All bathrooms have heated towel rails (central heating).
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Air conditioned
    Double Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Air conditioned
    Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Ceiling fan
    Childrens' Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Pair of bunk beds and a double sofa bed
  • The Master bedroom is upstairs. It has a super-king sized bed, an en suite bathroom, and private sun terrace. The Double bedroom has an en suite shower room, and patio doors to a private terrace. The Twin bedroom uses the main house bathroom. It has patio doors to a terrace. The Children' room has a pair of bunk beds (adult size) and a double sofa bed. It used the main bathroom. There is also a cot available. The Master bedroom and the Double bedroom have new wall mounted Air-Conditioning units which also heat and de-humidify. The Double and twin bedrooms also have central ceiling fans.
Entertainment:
  • 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 Player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The villa is on three levels; the living areas (Kitchen, Sitting Room, Utility Room, Shower/Toilet) are on the lower level; up six steps to three of the bedrooms (Double, Twin, and Children’s' bedroom) and the Family Bathroom; then up about eight more steps to the Master bedroom, en-suite Bathroom, and sun terrace. There are large spacious wardrobes in each bedroom. The villa has an environmentally friendly sewerage system, which has an underground treatment unit. The water produced from this is used by the computerised garden irrigation system. The unit conserves all water from the villa, and rainwater is also collected. It is important that no non-biodegradable materials are put down the drains. Please note that the maid service is 3 times a week (Mon, Thur, Sat) not daily. The location of the villa is very convenient. It is a pleasant 15 minutes walk to the centre of Luz (i.e. the beach) where there is an excellent supermarket with a bakery. Our villa management agent is in Luz.

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