2 bedroom duplex apartment, sleeps 4, 2 minutes to the beach, Satellite TV, WiFi
- English, French
About Cian O'Loingsigh
Originally from Dublin, I worked on cruise ships as a photographer for 15 years and Praia da Luz was always my first port of call when I was home.I lived in Luz for 4 years from 1986 - 1990 running a bar there and I have been visiting now for 30 years. I am currently living in Dublin but escape 3 or 4 times a year to what I consider my little piece of paradise. It is great to be able to share this with others.
Cian O'Loingsigh purchased this Apartment in 1987
Why Cian O'Loingsigh chose Luz
My father retired here in 1987, we looked at a few apartments to buy but once we saw the view from here that was it. We knew we would never get better. The location is perfect, it is right in the heart of the village and just a few minutes walk to the beach. There are 2 supermarkets in the immediate vicinity and a good choice of restaurants and coffee shops.
What makes this Apartment unique
Stunning 270 degree views from Sunrise to Sunset..The balcony holds the light all day long and there is nothing more magical than sitting out at dusk and watching the fading light of day on Rocha Negra in front of you. You also have the same sea view from both bedrooms. As it is the end apartment it is very bright with light pouring into every room. I have maximised this by putting in new windows, frosted glass front door and bedroom doors. The apartment has been completely upgraded over the years. It is a very quiet block with most owners having bought their apartments as holiday homes for their own occasional use. So mostly the only sounds you will hear are the waves breaking down below. Oh and the seagulls flying past.
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great View of Ocean!
The view was fantastic; however, the property needs some updating. Awning didn't work. Bathroom floor and kitchen weren't as clean as other properties that I have stayed in. Excellent shower. It was very close to the beach, SPAR grocery literally downstairs, and nice resteraunts and bars less than 1/2 block away. Full bar in the apartment with honor system; however, I don't drink. But for some this was a very unique and generous provision. Camping and outdoor gear provided. It seemed to be an ideal setup for young outdoorsy travelers.
Thank you for your kind and detailed review Pamela. I visit the property regularly and go through the place with a fine comb to check that everything is working. I was there just before your arrival and the awning was working fine. But, I will have the management company double check it to see if there is some issue. I have also forwarded your comments on the cleanliness of the bathroom and kitchen to them as this is a surprise to me. I have only ever received positive reviews on how the property was presented.
I am happy that you liked the view and other facilities provided. Thank you for your visit.
This property was exactly as advertised. The views from the balcony of the ocean and the beach are stunning. The owner was very accessible by e-mail, answering all our questions promptly. The property had everything you would need in the kitchen. The big bonus was the BBQ. And beach chairs, a beach umbrella, cooler bag and ice packs were provided. It is located very close to a great beach (5 min. walk) and lots of restaurant choices. There are 2 grocery stores very close, one at the base of the building. As well as 2 bus stops within steps. We were there for 29 days and can't wait to go back.
Thank you Kevin for your very positive review. I look forward to welcoming you back another time.
It is SOOO pleasant to sit on the balcony with a commanding view of the blue water, the amazingly blue sky, the pretty white buildings. That's why we have revisited this apartment.
The practical items are: convenient (almost unlimited) parking, two grocery stores just steps away, and one of the highest points around. This place has it all !
Perfect beach get away
Stunning views, lovely interior and many extras. Cian was a very receptive host. We loved the honesty bar and had some fun cocktails on the deck. It was even better than expected
Thank you Judy, happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay and that the apartment contributed to a nice end to your vacation. Hope to see you back another time.
Safe travels, Cian.
Wonderful winter break
We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in Casa Cian with the outstanding view from all windows and all around on the balcony. The apartment was extremely quiet and peaceful as was the rest of Luz in the winter months. Logs were available in the supermarkets directly below so we had lovely fires if it was chilly. We met Cian on our last day and had a chat which was nice. There are some restaurants open for those not wishing to cook. So thank you Cian for everything and your help if ever it was needed.
Great location and wonderful views
We had a wonderful stay and would recommend to anyone. We had one small issue which was dealt with in a professional manner by Cian.
Check Google Earth for location - Key is in a Key Box near the Spar Shop. Detailed instructions and Code are provided on this site. Praia da Luz is a small sleepy traditional Portuguese village just 5km from the historical town of Lagos which is the major town in the area. It is one of those hidden gems of places that unlike other resorts has so much more to offer, from breathtaking cliff walks to a beautiful south facing sheltered bay, a choice of very good restaurants, an old fort, the atmospheric Restaurant Fortaleza overlooking the rugged cliffs, and the remains of an ancient Roman Ruins.
Nestled in a cove which was formerly a small fishing village Luz has grown over the past 30 years that I have been visiting, it has now extended back from the ocean with many new tasteful developments, from Villas and Apartments in town to beach front studios. Further along the coast there are a number of quieter beaches, and beach bars until you reach the most south westerly point in Europe, in Sagres, the stunning cliff tops of Cabo de San Vicente.
Golf: There are numerous golf courses within easy reach of Luz in either direction. The apartment is ideally suitable for golfers as it is perfectly located within easy access to numerous courses.There is plenty of room in the apartment for clubs. With over 30 courses in the region there are plenty to choose from. Here is a list of a few close by : 1- PALMARES GOLF- 2km east of Lagos - 18 Holes - par 71. This course has views of the bay & historical town as well as Monchique mountains to the north, using its natural resources to maximum advantage. 2 - BOAVISTA GOLF - 18 Holes - par 71. This impressive championship course offers a number of tee options, challenging for all levels of golfers with the ocean visible from most of the holes. Water comes into play on 5 holes. 3 - PENINA GOLF - 18 Holes - par 73. This championship course was the first built in the Algarve in 1966 and has hosted the Portuguese Open many times. 4 - PARQUE DA FLORESTA - This westernmost course in the Algarve features a challenging layout amid the rolling hills of the Costa Vincentina Nature Reserve. 5 - ALTO GOLF CLUB - 18 Holes - par 72. Designed by Sir Henry Cotton with gentle rolling fairways and scenic views of the Monchique Mountains. 6 - VILAMOURA GOLF - This resort offers a total of 5 golf courses offering variety, value and challenge for all levels of golfers.