'Villa Sorriso' is a comfortable & superbly appointed villa with recent new features in the popular Luz Parque, 15 mins walk from the village with its full amenities and a safe, sandy beach. 10 mins from golf. Approx 60 mins from Faro airport and 180 mins from Lisbon. Located on the ground floor (cooler in high summer) the 3 bedrooms have direct access to the pool and 2 courtyards (both have pergolas for shade) with sun loungers/shades and patio furniture for alfresco dining close to the B.B.Q. There are also 2 bathrooms (1 newly refurbished en-suite). Offering views in 3 directions, the large lounge (with views on 3 sides) with comfortable sofas, WIFi internet access, TV and DVD player is upstairs and leads directly to a large balcony overlooking the pool and with fantastic uninterrupted 180' sea views, the perfect place to eat, drink and relax. New sun & side awnings!! There is also a separate dining room and fully equipped refurbished modern kitchen. From the balcony a staircase leads to the pool. The villa is enclosed by surrounding walls and gated access provides secure parking for 2 cars. Excellent all-round security. (AL registered 3215/AL)
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- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Superb family-friendly & private secure villa close to beaches, golf and all amenities. Activities for the whole family!
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- 10 Jul 2018
About Graham Benison
Villa Sorriso is family owned and personally managed by ourselves. Our sons and their families also visit and use the property on a regular basis and our key objective has been to create a "home from home" atmosphere.We are proud and delighted to say that 2 in every 3 of our guests are "returning friends". We chose Praia da Luz because of its excellent array of amenities for all the family. It provides real peace and quiet but is only a short distance from larger towns like Lagos & Portimao. A superb choice of beaches and golf courses is on the door-step, but if it is the countryside you prefer, we heartily recommend a leisurely drive up into the Monchique hills. We all fell in love with our terrace and 180" sea views... so would you!!
Graham Benison purchased this Villa in 2008
Why Graham Benison chose Luz
This area really does have something for the whole family within easy reach, but the immediate area of Luz Parque is quiet and away from heaving crowds. But you can reach all amenities of Luz and its super, safe beach on foot! Our property has all the character of a traditional-style Portuguese villa, but full of the latest modern fittings, including solar heating for baths & showers! If bird-watching is your love, you can enjoy the spectacular estuaries or the board-walks near Aljezur provide incredible seascapes for camera buffs and cliff walks. You could also fish,dive,snorkel or surf and for younger members of the younger members of the family, there is a super sports-centre in Burgau or the water-park near Albufereira.
What makes this Villa unique
Our property is easy to reach just outside Praia da Luz and is a little over an hour from Faro by car. But if you do not wish to hire a car there are excellent transfer services and the local buses are frequent and inexpensive. If you do hire a car there are some wonderful routes up to the Atlantic west coast , into the mountains around Monchique. or beyond Faro to Tavira in the Eastern Algarve. If you just want to stay put, our pool is large enough to have a proper swim, you can sun-bathe at the pool side or cool off under the shady pergolas. Upstairs from the terrace enjoy the superb 180' views to the sea and the colour of surrounding gardens!!
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We spent a week in early September at this delightful villa. The accommodation was exactly as described and extremely well equipped - especially for those who enjoy cooking whilst on holiday. There is no air conditioning which was not an issue during our stay, but there are portable fans for when the temperatures are higher. We actually found some evenings positively chilly and used the spare blankets as wraps so that we could still sit outside! The first floor balcony has panoramic views over the sea, Luz and beyond. The villa is in a quiet location and is a good 15 minute walk into Luz, depending on the final destination, but we definitely benefited from hiring a car and were able to explore more widely than on our previous visit to Luz. Locally though there are fantastic cliff walks to the east and west leading to some lovely beaches. Burgau is to be particularly recommended and takes about an hour each way, depending how often you stop to take in the views. All in all I would highly recommend this comfortable and welcoming holiday villa in a lovely part of the Algarve.
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Sorriso and found the surroundings as attractive as we do.We have worked very hard to cater for as many of our guest's needs as we can anticipate and thank you for letting us know that we appear to be on the right track. With best wishes to you and your family.
Very well stocked and very clean. Great location. All mod cons. Couldn't have asked for better.
Thank you, Andrew, it has been our pleasure and hope we may see you again.
Best wishes from the Benison Family!
A Home Away From Home
We were so fortunate to spend a beautiful month in our "home away from home". From the moment we pulled in the driveway we felt like we belonged. A beautiful, welcoming, very well maintained villa with views that were appreciated anytime of the day, we enjoyed sunrise and sunset, we enjoyed the village and embraced regularly the village and surrounding towns. This is a perfect location to begin, the hub of a wheel that allows you to take off on many day trips to explore and return for dinner. We were so pleased and happy to be there. It was sad to leave but our length of stay was perfect, we left no stone unturned and saw so much. There were many days we stayed put and appreciated that someone was allowing us to share this wonderful place. Thank you.
Our thanks and greetings to our guests from Canada!!.
We have set up our "home from home" to be comfortable year round for all the family and just as we see the Algarve as a year round destination .As Jane & Tony discovered there is just so much to do.
We see our guests as friends and hope they feel we treat them as such too.
Best wishes Jane & Tony,
Graham Benison and the Benison family.
Wonderful villa with fantastic views
We had a wonderful time in Praia da Luz. The views from the villa were fantastic where we sat on the balcony every morning for our breakfast to start the day off well. There was everything in the villa you could think off including a bbq. We also had the bonus of sunshine everyday in the 2 weeks we stayed with temperatures above 27 degrees. All in all a fantastic place to stay. We will definitely be staying again, possibly next year if all goes to plan.
We are so glad you had a wonderful holiday at Villa Sorriso in this superb part of Portugal.Positive feed-back like this helps us to keep our standards at the top. The Benison family.
Great Villa & Great Experience!
We had a great family holiday at This amazing villa, it made us feel like we were home. It was immaculately clean, and had all the modern conveniences of our own home. The kitchen was well organized, the owners provided us with every dish, appliance and cookware we could possibly need. The pool and many outside areas are lovely and a relaxing week was had by all, especially our 8 year old granddaughter who had many hours of fun in the pool.
It is so nice to book holiday accommodation that provided more than we expected.
Luz is a great place for holidays for all age groups and offers many restaurants serving good quality food at reasonable prices.
Thank you for a great holiday and we hope to return soon
It is always most gratifying when we can meet and exceed the expectations of our guests at our home from home in Luz, Villa Sorriso. Thank you for taking the trouble to write this review and we would love to see you again.
Wonderful family holiday
The villa was fantastic. Well set up for kids, particularly younger ones. A travel cot and safety gates were provided and although the bedrooms all opened onto the pool they could be safely locked particularly at night. A car would be very useful but the villa is close enough to the town to walk. We had a wonderful week there and will return!
15 mins to the nearest beach on foot. The main very safe and sandy beach in Prara da Luz is approx 15 mins. Travel by car may require a search for parking in high summer. Further lovely beaches within 30 minutes by car, including fabulous surfing!
Faro airport is approx 60 mins away by motorway and Lisbon approx 180 mins also by motorway. The picturesque route is approx 90 mins longer. Car hire is recommended but good transfers are available from Faro and everything in Praia da Luz is accessible on foot. There is also a train service between Faro and Lagos and excellent local bus services to Lagos and farther afield.
The journey from Santander is approx 700 miles and entails one overnight stop.
Many places of interest within 10 to 45 mins drive,including the fascinating Monchique mountains Excellent shopping in Lagos, 10 mins and Portimao, 20 mins.
Praia da Luz has all necessary amenities, including medical and dental services. Larger supermarkets and other shops are available in Lagos (10 mins by car). Details of all types of restaurants are kept in the villa.
Every type of beach and sea activity is available in Luz, Lagos or along the coast. Snorkelling is wonderful around Sagres. The inland hills provide extensive opportunities for walking and/or cycling, horse-riding and bird-watching, too!
If the children want a change from the beach, you can take them to Zoo Marine or Slide 'n' Splash. There is simply something here for everyone!
Booking Notes: Booking and other information by email below. Bookings confirmed on payment of 25% deposit with balance 60 days prior to departure. We can also offer full service for travel arrangements. Pool heating on request.. (Not available June, July, August or Nov- Feb inc.) Prices also available in Euros at fixed exchange rate. Deposit 0f 25% is NON-REFUNDABLE. Changeover Day: Change over days Tues,Thurs or Sat (Sunday arrival by special request only ) We can be flexible on enquiry. Notes on prices: Prices are inclusive of service charges. . #Special discount for returning guests!! #Special prices on request for other dates or long winter lets November to end March. Pool Heating available on request @ £125 SPECIAL Price JAN/FEB) also incurs extra charge for heating/lighting payable locally on departure .