|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
Casa Alimas is licensed by Câmara Municipal de Lagos (the local council) as meeting all requirements of the Alojamento Local (AL) legislation for holiday rental properties. Registration number: 3890/AL.
This spacious detached holiday villa is set in a peaceful location, a short walk from the centre of Praia da Luz and the beach. The 3 bedrooms (one double and two twins) usually accommodate up to six people, but can comfortably accommodate eight people. New bathroom and shower room added (2012), so each bedroom now has ensuite facilities.
A spiral staircase, with child gates, leads upstairs to the large, fully equipped kitchen and the lounge/dining room. Three sets of patio doors lead onto the broad balcony with beautiful views over Luz and the Atlantic Ocean.
The large 10m x 5m swimming pool is walled for privacy with areas for sunbathing on all sides. The gardens are well stocked with flowers and fruit trees. An almond grove in front of the villa adds to the sense of peace and privacy. Fully equipped, including Air Con, broadband wifi, Satellite TV ( UK channels), DVD, VCR, CD/Radio/iPod player, telephone, dishwasher etc. Ideal for family holidays. Private parking for three cars.
Praia da Luz is developing into a busy resort in the peak summer, but Casa Alimas offers a peaceful position accessible along a cobbled lane in the centre of Luz. The beach, shops and restaurants are all within 10 minutes walk of the villa. There are many good restaurants in Luz and even more in Lagos. The beach is protected by the famous 'Black Rock' headland and is very popular with the Portuguese. There are many quieter beaches within a short drive. The local villa management company can arrange many local leisure activities for you, such as tennis, water sports and horse riding.
Lagos and the Algarve: Between Luz and Lagos there are spectacular caves and grottos, accessible from land at Ponta da Piedade or by sea from various boat trips out of Lagos. The historic town of Lagos is just 10 minutes drive from the villa and has a wide range of good shops and restaurants. The main street fronts onto the river and the elegant marina.
There are numerous beaches both to the East and the West of the villa. Other attractions include Zoo Marine - a seaworld park; Family Water Parks; Lagos Zoo (a small but very attractive zoo); Monchique and the hills, Cape St. Vincente ('The end of the World'); and the wilder West Coast. The nearest golf course is at the new Boavista resort just outside Praia da Luz. There are numerous other courses all along the Algarve.
Booking Information: Bookings for Casa Alimas are managed in the UK - send us an enquiry via holiday-rentals in the first instance after checking the availability chart. You can complete a Booking Form on our website (see below for link), we will then send you a booking offer with full terms and details. We can reserve the dates for a few days while you check/book flights, then your booking will be confirmed on payment of a 25% deposit. During your stay, a local villa management company is on hand to deal with any queries you may have.
Sam, Norfork: 'First time to Portugal and to a villa. Alimas passed all expectations. The kids loved the pool, and we enjoyed the peace and quiet, along with the views. The surrounding beaches were great and not busy, would go again, no problems.' Andrew, Leeds: 'The villa was superbly located; close enough to walk into a village with all amenities but far enough away from traffic & beach noise to enjoy quiet seclusion. Villa had everything we needed and several days we were happy spending all day just going in and out of the pool !' Angela, Kings Lynn: 'We stayed at this gorgeous villa, the last week of June and first week of July. The villa is totally stunning, with beautiful views of the ocean from the upper balcony and the newly added air conditioning was great. Having your own pool is such a bonus, and I think every day of our stay we had at least one dip ! Praia de Luz is a lovely quiet town, with lots of great restaurants and some lovely shopping boutiques.'
Casa Alimas is a lovely villa with lovely views of the country and sea. The pool was one of the biggest we have had and although unheated it was fine once you got in. You do not need to hire a car if you just want to walk into town as the villa is about a 10 minute walk if that from the nearest restaurants. However if you or any of your party have mobility problems then I would advise you to get a car as the road to the villa is all cobblestone and uneven and when wet can be a bit slippery. The beach was lovely and very well maintained. The villa is clean, well maintained and Marina the cleaner was excellent. Would definitely stay here again.
We stayed at Casa Alimas for 1 week recently. We found it to have all the necessary facilities to have an excellent holiday. The bedrooms were spacious each with their own, what appear to be, new en-suite bathrooms. The kitchen was well stocked with all kinds of cooking utensils which we enjoy because we like to put the odd meal together. The pool is a real treat with plenty of shade in the afternoons for pale folk like me. There is a really good barbecue which we used a few times and had some great meals overlooking the sea from the upper patio. It is also a short walk into the town although a bit steep coming back and a bit rough underfoot in parts. The customer service from both the owner and the on site management was excellent and overall I couldn't really fault the place. I would have awarded 5 stars if the bath towels had been bigger and the pillows and bedding better quality however all in all I would heartily recommend this place.
Lovely villa, well presented, clean. we enjoyed our stay immensely. Even the steep hill up to the villa was regarded as necessary exercise !!
Maid service and villa management was very good.
Only minor problems with TV service (which we were made aware of) and the cooker looked past its best.
That said, we would not hesitate to recommend the villa.
All the bars and restaurants we went to were good to great, and we would recommend Onda Luz, Chicca's and Alloro.
Casa Almias is a fairly private villa with a lovely garden, which we found quite peaceful during our stay, although there is a cockerel in the allotment behind the villa. The view from the balcony is great and the villa is well located for walking in to Luz, although the walk back is uphill along an uneven road.
The new bath & shower rooms are nicely done, although the access through the wardrobe to the bathroom did raise a smile and the towels had seen better days. I hope that the ensuite to the master bedroom will be given the same treatment as the others soon.
The kitchen is a reasonable size and reasonably well kitted out, although it did lack any facility to make a real cup of coffee, not that this was promised!
The owner provided good service and all dealings were easy, prompt and professional with no disputes.
Luz seems very popular with Brits and has plenty of restaurants. We liked the Fortaleza, A Concha and Chicca's.
We regularly take villa holidays in Europe and we think it woudl be fair to describe Casa Alimas as comfortable rather than "luxury", hence the 4/5.
We stayed at Casa Alimas for a week in November and enjoyed beautiful weather everyday. The villa was ideal both for the children and our elderly parents. The spiral staircase between the two floors has wide shallow steps and handrails both sides, so was not a problem for the grandparents. The kids loved the pool - which I didn't think we'd be able to use in November (although it felt chilly when you first got in! The villa was spotless and the maid was lovely - her English is very good. Although we had a hire car, we left it parked most of the time and were able to walk into the village for shops and restaurants. We all had a lovely relaxing holiday and we hope to return soon.
We spent a week at this villa in August (4 adults, 1 teenager and an 11 year old). The villa is in a beautiful secluded spot surrounded by similar villas with plenty of trees for privacy. The villa is extremely comfortable and well equipped with a wonderful size pool (although quite deep so be careful with younger children). For me the balcony upstairs was the best feature, with fantastic views over Luz bay and the perfect spot to read a book in peace or enjoy a family BBQ. Marina the housekeeper made regular visits and the villa was spotless and tidy, as was the pool. Luz is within easy walking distance and Lagos a 10 min drive if you want more choice of bars/restaurants but we did find that the Portuguese restaurants all had the same menu which got a little boring. The Bull in Luz serves English food which was very enjoyable and excellent value. I would definitely go back to Casa Alimas! The Thomas & Swift Families
Praia da Luz is a family resort in the Western Algarve, just outside the attractive town of Lagos. The Blue Flag beach at Luz is a ten minute walk from the villa. At one end of the beach the Black Rock dominates the bay, with its remnants of volcanic activity. At the other end there are rock pools. In between there's a long stretch of golden sand. The paved promenade has a small number of shops and cafés along its length. There are plenty of restaurants in Luz and a good supermarket - all within 10 minutes walk from the villa. With the opening of the A22 motorway, it's a 50 minutes to drive from Faro Airport. Luz is an ideal location to enjoy the local beaches or to explore the rest of the Algarve. The historic town of Lagos, with its wide selection of shops, restaurants and its marina, is just a short ten minute drive away. In the other direction, it's a thirty minute drive to the 'end of the World' at Cape St. Vincent (Cabo de São Vicente).
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£100|
The Changeover day is usually Saturday, but we can be flexible. Rates shown above are for 7 nights. Additional nights pro rata. Min. booking is 5 nights. Prices are for up to six persons, inclusive of maid service.
For occupancy over 6 persons a small supplement of £35 per extra person per week is payable. Broadband Internet is now provided to guests free of charge.