|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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.
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
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.
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.
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
My husband and I stayed for 1 week and had a great time. The apartment was spacious and clean and had everything you need . We would recommend this apartment for anyone looking for a relaxing holiday.
This was our second time at this property and it really was home for the week. The views from the balcony are outstanding and Luz is such a nice friendly place. Internally the property is perfect and has everything you need. We'll definitely be back for another visit soon. Ann is a great host.
We had a great stay in Luz at this comfortable and well appointed apartment. Quiet location, only 10 minutes walk to the beautiful beach and 5 minutes to the supermarket. The apartment had everything we needed and the pool always had sun beds available, even at peak season. Luz is a lovely place to visit and we didn't need a car - the buses easily allowed us to visit Lagos and Burgau. A fab holiday all round.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£100|
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