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Ann Lawrenson

Member since: 2006
Speaks English

Privately Owned Spacious 2 Bedroom Apartment Panoramic Sea Views Pool, Wi Fi

25 Reviews
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Lagos region - OFFER JAN & FEB 16 £250 PER WK

2 Beds 2 Baths Sleeps 4 With Heating Security Coded Entrance, Pool, Free Wi Fi

SEE JAN FEB OFFER 2016 Cristaluz comprises of 15 privately owned apartments, all the apartments are south facing and have sea views. This super 1st floor end apartment has a large wrap around balcony overlooking the pool with wonderful views of the Black Rock & Sea & is ideal for alfresco dining. The Large lounge/dining room is bright & airy & has 2 patio doors leading onto the front & side balconies there is 2 bedrooms 1 double 1 twin both with fitted wardrobes dressing table & bedside cabinets there are 2 bathrooms the master bedroom is ensuite with a large bow window, with views of the ocean & black rock the guest bedroom overlooks the pool & has a sea views, both bathrooms have bath shower bidet & vanity unit. The modern fitted kitchen is fully equipped with washing machine dishwasher fridge freezer full cooker microwave & toaster. The large swimming pool is heated in season and is security coded for the private use of these apartments with free sun beds & shades there is also a small children’s pool. WI Fi available (small extra charge) We now accept credit card and online payments for a small fee please ask the owner but no fees are charged for payments made directly to the owner

Area Information: Within the centre of the village is the church of Nossa Senhora da Luz (Our lady of light) from which the village takes its name. There is also a 17 Century Fortress which is now a restaurant with spectacular Views. Visit the old walled town of Lagos with its narrow winding streets & numerous shops & restaurants. About 40km inland is the Scenic Monchique Mountain range & beautiful old spa town of Cladas de Monchique. Right along the western coast at the tip is Cape St Vincent and its lighthouse with magnificent views originally thought to be the end of the world. Other places to visit is Sagres along the western coast & the old inland town of Silves with its history. Or just visit any of the small in land villages were you will be welcomed by the Portuguese people & try some of the local food such as chicken piri-piri (chicken marinated in hot spices) or a Cataplana which is a type of fish seafood or meat stew cooked slowly in a round copper dish with lid with wonderful flavours.

Activities and Restaurants: The Algarve is famous for its Golf and within 30 minutes drive from Praia da Luz is the world famous Penina Golf Course, more locally within 5 to 10 mins drive are 4 Golf courses Boavista Parque da Floresta Belavista & Palmares. You can go Dolphin watching or big game fishing or book a sightseeing cruises are go on a boat trip to the nearby grottoes & sea caves, you are also only a short drive to the surfing beaches of the west coast.

Luz is an excellent place to learn to dive with its PADI certificate diving school and is on the edge on of the regions largest Nature reserves Costa Vicentin. For those who love the countryside Horse Riding is nearby. Locally there is tennis courts, water skiing, jet skiing, banana rides, paragliding and windsurfing. There are restaurants to suit all tastes including Beach and Local restaurants Atlantico A Concha, English, Pizza, Chinese, and Indian and the ever popular Onda Luz there is also cafe snack bars and more up market restaurants such as Aquario Forteleza & Dolphin South African Restaurants.

Management/ Maid Service Apartment Info: Luz Services is a Management Agency situated in Luz and looks after the apartment & maid service they will arrange for your keys and help you with any enquiries you may have they speak excellent English & you will be given a telephone number in the event of an emergency. The maid service is twice weekly your apartment is cleaned & prepared for you arrival a small clean & change of towels mid week with a small clean & change of linen and towels after 1 week this is repeated until you leave when the apartment is prepared for the next guest. There is a book in the Apartment with general information re the apartment & facilities it will also give details of restaurants we like and worth trying. John & I have been coming to Luz since 1982 & love it so much we decided to buy this apartment and we have tried to make it as comfortable as possible with every facility you need. We hope you enjoy your stay as much as we do.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ann Lawrenson (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks English

About Ann Lawrenson

John and I first visited Luz in 1982 and fell in love with it and we visited many times so in 2006 we decided to purchase our apartment in Luz as we love the friendly welcome you get from all the great restaurants and bars and the lovely sandy beach.

I am an accountant John is a retired business owner

Ann Lawrenson purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Ann Lawrenson chose Lagos region

We chose this first floor apartment at Cristaluz

because of the great views from all the good sized rooms and the wonderful view of the sea and black rock from the balcony as the apartment is an end one the apartment has 2 sets of patio doors which makes the apartment lovely and bright. We also chose this apartment because it had 2 bathrooms and a large fully fitted kitchen.

What makes this apartment unique

As I love swimming the added benefit was the heated swimming pool with sun bed terrace and gardens,which is for the private use of the 15 apartments, also the apartment is ideally situated in the centre of the village therefore it is close to the beach and the restaurants bars and supermarkets. As we use this apartment as a second home it has all the amenities you will require.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The apartment was wonderfull and more than lived up to its description. It was spacious, clean and comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped and air conditioning was available in the living area and both bedrooms.

The Balcony was superb overlooking the quiet pool and facing out to sea.

The excellent Bapista Supermarket was just 2 mins walk away and the beach a little further on.

Praia da Luz is an excellent resort, quite with loads of eating places and close to other great resorts such as Lagos Burgau and Salema.

We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and would recommend the apartment without hesitation. It was so superior to your average holiday let
Aug 2012
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Reviews

4.8
based on 25 holidaymaker reviews

Privately Owned Spacious 2 Bedroom Apartment Panoramic Sea Views Pool, Wi Fi
average rating of 4.8 based on 27 reviews
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Fabulous Holiday

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the apartment as a family of 4 adults, two couples, for a week. The apartment was a joy - spacious and very clean. The wrap around balcony is wonderful, opening up two very different, fantastic, views of the hills and of the sea.

The apartment was very safe and secure, the code system worked perfectly and there was a provided safe in the master bedroom.

The pool area was great. It was really clean and well maintained - the perfect spot for a relaxing bathe in the sun! The pool itself was a decent size and refreshing!

The maid's visit half was through the week was a very pleasant surprise! We didn't realise this would happen however, and we'd already washed all our towels!

We received good customer service both from the owner and the manager. The AC broke on our second day and was fixed in a timely fashion and we were given an elongated stay on our departure day due to having a late flight.

There is a designated parking space outside which we utilised having hired a car - there are some really lovely places to drive to. Would highly recommend Salema beach!

We had a lovely holiday, would certainly recommend the apartment.

The Meakin Family.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Needs a bigger n more confortable bed in the master bedroom

  • 4 of 5

Please, you said the unit was on the first floor, to North Americans, that means the ground floor. I am waiting for a knee replacement, so all those stairs, going up n down, I was in pain most of the time. With the property 68183, we were led to believe that we were paying in Euros, not pounds. Let the advertisement Show....Pounds Not Euros.....Very Mad when we found that out at the end, since our flights n upgrade were already done!! Not happy with your advertising, change it Please! Don Clovechok

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Don Hi I am so sorry you Are not Happy with a couple of things and also surprised considering I received a request from you for a longer stay next year but then came back to say that your surgeon could not give you a date for your operation. So was unable to commit I can assure you that my advert on Home away .co .uk clearly states the price is in £ not euros and in the Uk first floor is 1 floor up ground floor is the bottom floor uk lifts state exactly the same I would never mislead anyone as you will see from my previous guest reviews. With regard to the master bed it clearly states a double bed not a king size and I have never had any complaint re it's comfort but I will certainly check this out on my next visit to Luz Regards Ann
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Superb apartment

  • 5 of 5

This was an absolutely fantastic apartment in every way and had everything you needed for a lovely relaxing holiday. Sitting on the balcony having breakfast overlooking the sea every morning was wonderful. It was in excellent condition and was cleaned every few days. The pool area was kept spotless and even in August was never very busy. The apartment is so convenient for two supermarkets and we enjoyed walking to them to get fresh food every day with a walk along the front. The beach is lovely and we went dolphin watching from there which was a fantastic experience. There are plenty of restaurants nearby which all offer great food at a good price. It is an excellent base for many lovely places but also great if you don't want to drive anywhere and just relax. We have no doubt in recommending it and we hope to return again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastc stay!! Highly recommend booking this apartment.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed 10 days from June 22 to July 4. The apartment is absolutely fantastic. It has everything you need. It is bright, spacious, clean and comfortable. The wraparound balcony is great for relaxing and eating outdoors with great views. The internet and TV work wonderfully. The pool and grounds were fantastic with plenty of chairs and umbrellas. Ann was wonderful to work with. She was very patient answering our many questions. She was very flexible with working out a payment method. The condo is just around the corner from the grocery store and about a 5-7 minute walk from the beach. We had a wonderful relaxing vacation!! Stay here, you will not regret it!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay and was very happy with the apartment and service, I try very hard to ensure your holiday and booking goes as smoothly as possible It was very nice corresponding with you, and I look forward to hearing from you again Best Regards Ann
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Highly recommended. Great apartment.

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommended. Wonderfully helpful owners. Local agent (never required but they popped in to say hello and to ask if everything was OK)

Great apartment, great location and really well looked after both inside and out. The apartment has everything you need for a stay in Praia da Luz. Great pool and pool area, loads of sun loungers.

Second visit to Praia da Luz and this apartment was within easy walking distance of everything. We did not have a hire car this time and used the bus into Lagos which was cheap and easy. Still to have a bad meal in Praia da Luz.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased you thought the apartment was great and enjoyed your stay in Praia da Luz it is nice to know you appreciate our help and efforts. Thank you for your review and We look forward to hearing from you again
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Fantastic apartment - look no further !!!

  • 5 of 5

When you arrive at this apartment it almost exceeds expectations. The apartment has a double-aspect (wrap around balcony) so is extremely light and welcoming. Everything is provided for a fantastically relaxed and luxurious stay. Everything is beautifully clean and stylish and we appreciate this as we have had disappointments before where photographs were provided 10-15 years out of date in previous holidays. Look no further as Luz has much to offer and the apartment is so conveniently located and as well as being comfortable. Many thanks Ann for your efficient correspondence and we would love to return again next year ! Kind regards Pete, Julie, Freddie & Josh

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pete Julie Freddie & Josh Thank you for your kind review and comments and that you found the booking process straight forward. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay in Luz and loved the apartment and thought it to be luxurious I do try and keep the apartment to a high standard. I look forward to welcoming you back next year. Best Regards Ann
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Location

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Portimao
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
BoaVista
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Lagos
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Lagos
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Praia da Luz
Car: not necessary

Cristaluz is in the prime location of Praia da Luz on Rua da Ramalhete and is a 5 minuet walk through waterside gardens and the pretty bougainvillea Boa Pesca to the beach traffic free & palm tree promenade, the beaches on the western Algarve are some of the best with the blue flag golden sandy beach of Praia da Luz being one of them. Praia da Luz is a village with several restaurants bars & cocktail bars or why not sit at one of the beach side cafe bars & watch the world go by and listen to the lapping of the ocean, or try a meal at the 18th century Fort, there are restaurants here to suite all tastes & Praia da Luz is a great resort for both couples or families & is ideally situated 5 minuets drive or taxi ride (or catch a bus) to the old town of Lagos with its many shops bars & restaurants were you can sit in one of the cafe bars in the narrow winding streets or watch some of the local artist in the church square, for a more cosmopolitan feel visit the Marina with its Yachts & few chic restaurants.

Other Activities:

Golf: Golf Courses within 10 minuets drive of the Apartment plus the famous Henry Cotton Penina Course is 20 mins drive Golf can be arranges by my manager in Luz

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Other Luz properties, 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
 
Peak Season
9 Jul 2016 - 2 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£695
for 7 nights
£695
 
 
Autum Season
4 Sep 2016 - 8 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
Oct Special
9 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
£395
for 7 nights
£395
 
 
Winter Season
1 Nov 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£295
for 7 nights
£295
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

WHEN COMPARINGPARING PRICES THAT ALL THE ABOVE RATES INCLUDE AIR CONDITIONING/HEATING
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I NOW ACCEPT ON LINE PAYMENTS AND CREDIT CARDS PAYMENTS THERE IS A SMALL FEE OFF1.5% OF THE AMOUNT PAID PLEASE NOTE THAT PAYMENTS MADE DIRECT TO THE OWNER INCUR NO FEE

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100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 110 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , En suite Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Guest Bathroom
  • This spacious ensuite bathroom with window is light and airy with its marble floors and tiling it is fully fitted with bath shower toilet bidet and vanity unit with mirror and heated towel rails The Newly Fitted Guest bathroom has marble floors and tiling and is adjacent to the guest bedroom and is fully fitted with walk in large shower toilet and vanity unit with mirror, this bathroom was newly fitted in 2010 Both Bathrooms have heated towel rails Car Parking Guest staying in this Apartment have there own private designated parking space in the Apartments private car park
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Guest Bedroom
  • Master Bedroom with double bed ensuite bathroom bedside cabinets dressing table with mirror and fully fitted wardrobes with ample hanging space and drawers Guest staying in this room can have their breakfast in bed with views through the large bow window to the sea and black rock. Guest Bedroom with twin beds bedside cabinet drawers fully fitted wardrobes and dressing table with mirror this bedroom has a window with views over the pool and sea, the guest bathroom is next to the bedroom. This bedroom has the benefit of electric shutters allowing you to leave your window open at night with fresh air coming through the shutters. A single divan for a small chld can be added on request with a small charge There is also a safe and hairdryer in the propety for guest use.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Gated Community
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Please note there are 12 wide steps from the entrance foyer to the apartment door the apartment all on one level. The Apartment is 6 years old and is furnished and equipped to a high standard and is like a home from home. The lounge/dining room is large light and spacious with seating for 6 people it has patio doors on the front and side leading to the large wrap around balcony it has the benefit of full satelite TV, incl Movies and Sport a CD Player with radio and Air conditioning for the summer months and heating for the winter months if required. The large circular balcony has a dining table and 4 chairs for alfresco dining with views of the sea it also has 2 sun beds but there are more free sunbeds around the pool.The kitchen is modern and fully fitted with built in cooker washing machine dishwasher & fridge freezer it also has a microwave toaster & kettle Iron & Ironing board and is fully equipped to the standard of your home kitchen.The bedrooms are both double and are spacious

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