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Private apartment in prime location with beautiful sea views

Bedrooms 1
Space 785 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

1 Double bedroom, 1 pull-out bed, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4

We hold an official Portuguese tourist license 6431/AL. The apartment is situated at the Western edge of the unspoilt fishing village of Santa Luzia and a short drive to the historical and beautiful town of Tavira. This prime location is peaceful and very close to one of the best beaches on the Eastern Algarve. From the apartment it is a short walk to the village centre with its wonderful seafood restaurants that line the waters edge. The first floor apartment was built in 2006 and has a contemporary feel. The kitchen and lounge have floor to ceiling windows and shutters that run across the entire front of the apartment. These open directly on to a good sized private balcony, with uninterrupted views of the countryside and sea waters of the Ria Formosa, a nature reserve that is a haven for wildlife. In the evening you can watch the most glorious sunsets over the mountains. The apartment is only 8km from Junction 16 of the A22 motorway, 35km from Faro and within 10km of excellent golf courses.

Local amenities: The water shoot park in Loule is only 35min away and is great fun, You can also Swim with the Dolphins at Zoomarine!

We have a number of excellent markets nearby (a detailed list will be in the apartment) where you can pick up some real bargains. There is an interesting car-boot near the beach of Fuzeta where you will find some unusual items. Ayamonte, 20 min (the Spanish border) town has a similar market every Saturday.

Tourist resort towns with entertainment, bars, restaurants and casinos only a 10 - 40 minute drive away (depending which town you would like to visit). Finally, for those of you who do not want to just stay on the beach and want to see more of the original Algarve then a circular drive through Moncarapacho, Estói, Olhão and Tavira is well worth doing, with the A22 link this makes a good half day visit.

Golf: Not only has the Algarve the best golfing climate in Europe it also has some of the best courses and facilities.

To the West, Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo courses are within 30 min of the Apartment and Vilamoura a further 15 min further on.

Benamor, Quinta de Cima and the Quinta de Ria are within 10 minutes and Castro Marim a further 15 minutes.

We have 3 adult bicycles and one child's bike available for use free of charge. Guests are required to mend any punctures or any minor repairs needed as a result of using them. Baby's cot or highchair available on request.

More Details
Registration Number : 6431/AL.

Sally Gould
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2018

About Sally Gould

I am a working mother with 3 small children so life is very busy. I aim to get back to enquiries as soon as I can but often deal with booking and administration details in the evening when the children have gone to bed. I live in London with my family and work as an art teacher in a local FE College. We have been visiting the Eastern Algarve for many years and love the peace and quiet of the local area. The village is very relaxing and we completely unwind when we are there.

Sally Gould purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Sally Gould chose Santa Luzia

We chose this property as we know the village well and loved the location.It is at the quieter end of the village and when we sit on the balcony looking out at the beautiful views we feel like we haven't got a care in the world. We love the architectural style of the building and have furnished it in a way that is in keeping with it's modernist style, with contemporary furniture but paying attention to comfort and a home from home feel. We have an official Tourism licence which is a legal requirement in Portugal.

What makes this apartment unique

We feel in love with the views from the lounge, the large spacious balcony and the lovely interior with floor to ceiling windows that open directly onto the balcony looking over the Ria. We feel it is a very special place where the surrounding countryside, and waters of the Ria are incredibly peaceful, calming and beautiful. In springtime we can sit on the balcony and breath in the heavenly scents from the Ria Formosa below. All year around hear the many birds singing and the sound of the bells on the sheep when they come to graze in the morning.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Santa Luzia in Santa Luzia

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 785 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • Bathroom, fully tiled with bath/shower over, WC, sink/mirror over and bidet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , cot available on request
  • 1 Double bedroom with built-in fitted wardrobes. 1 Comfortable Sofa bed in Lounge
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Terrace
  • 3 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Our non-overlooked large terrace with beautiful views of the Ria Formosa is accessible via floor to ceiling patio doors of the kitchen and lounge. There is a Patio table with 4 chairs. Sit, relax and enjoy the wonderful sunsets. For Smokers, please only smoke on the terrace.


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Private apartment in prime location with beautiful sea views
average rating of 4.806452 based on 31 reviews

Will ye no come back again !

  • 5 of 5

This property is immaculate in every respect and is ultra modern with all the latest facilities including Air Conditioning and must not be missed ! Its ideal for that relaxing break ! The views from the balcony are superb.There are some excellent restaurants in Santa Luzia the closest being 150 yards away is very good value with well presented good food. The best restaurant is a french one called Vicente which is for the discerning diner or the last night of your holiday. There is also a local bar opposite Vicente which is basic but sometimes have a good local bad playing and the drinks are reasonably priced. Tavira is close by and can be visted easily by car there are many restaurants there and also some nice shops. Travel down the coast to Cabanas, Manta Rota they are also very nice places with nice beaches. For the golfer there is a great choice of courses in the area 'Monte Rei' a Jack Nicklaus designed course is the best course in the Algarve and a must for the serious player. There is also Quinta da Ria and Quinta da Cima which are very good courses. All in all we fell in love with the area! You can travel to Faro easily by car and train from Tavira. You are only 30mins by car from Vila Real de San Antonio on the Spanish Border. The apartment is an excellent base to tour around the Eastern Algarve and we would highly recommend this property for a lovely holiday. Yes we will come back again ! Tom and Avril

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2008
  • Date of Stay: March 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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The apartment is all what you could ask for brilliant.Will be definitely coming back

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Sally's apartment .A great week from watching the sun go down every evening on the veranda and eating at local family Portuguese restaurant's.we enjoyed the quiet location great views and beaches.Thankyou Sally.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you it was a pleasure to have you as guests and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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Apartment with great views

  • 4 of 5

Our stay in the apartment was most enjoyable. It was a home from home experience for us. We found it spacious with every necessity catered for.

The apartment is very bright and well laid out and is situated at the edge of this small town with terrific views across meadows, river and over towards the sea. Our usage of the balcony enhanced our stay as there was such a lot to see from that vantage point. Namely hoopoes, storks, rabbits, egrets, and owls. And generally relaxing as we watched the world go by.

Although it is on the edge of town it is a very quick, level walk to the supermarket, restaurants and bus stop.

The owner has very kindly supplied a number of dvd's in case of any possible poor weather (very unlikely). Also many paperback books and a radio.

The only downside, maybe an oversight, was the fact that during our two weeks stay we did not have a change of bedding or towels. We always had a plentiful supply of hot water. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you could possibly need.

We would recommend the apartment unreservedly. The area is quite unspoilt and anyone looking for a stay in a very authentic Portuguese

location with an extremely comfortable base then this is the place for you.

Martin & Norma Carrington

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review and I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay in our apartment. It is really important to us that guests have the best possible experience we can offer. I have tried to make the apartment have the best home from home comforts . So I am very sorry to hear that you were not left a change of linen and towels. There should be an extra supply for all guests staying more than one week . My manager is very happy to assist with any problems and will do his best to help. He can be contacted by telephone which I give to all the guests and is available in the apartment information folder. He would be happy to drop off fresh towels or linen which he does for longer lets. I have informed about this to make sure that this mistake has been addressed so it does not happen again. Many thanks Sally
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Great location, comfortable and well-equipped.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was well organised and exactly as described. We had a wonderfully relaxing fortnight away from the gloomy British winter.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you - so pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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Beautiful apartment in a lovely location.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment has all you need for a trouble-free holiday. It is clean, well equipped and has excellent views. The owner is very helpful. It is a good size apartment in a very pleasant village. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Yes it is a beautiful place and very special part of Portugal.
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Very nice apartment

  • 5 of 5

Very nice and comfortable apartment. Great views over the.coast. Quiet location yet close to numerous restaurants and within walking distance of the beach. Very enjoyable stay.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Fiona for your lovely review. We are so lucky to have such great guests each year.
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Junction 16
Car: not necessary

Our Apartment is situated in a superb location, only 8km from Junction 16 of the A22 motorway and enjoys the beautiful tranquility of the unspoilt Eastern Algarve in the small fishing village of Santa Luzia near Tavira. The beach Islands of the Ria Formosa are renowned for being peaceful, uncrowded, safe, unpolluted and extend for 12 km. Santa Luzia beach is 5 minutes by regular aqua taxi. Barril beach is 10 minutes walk and has a miniature train, a great adventure for children. There are beach restaurants, café bars and shower facilities. The renting of boats, windsurf boards etc are available. Within 4km Tavira offers a great range of shops and supermarkets (Pingo Doce, Lidle), bars/restaurants abound many specialising in seafood. The beautiful river Gilão runs through the centre of town and on those warm summer nights public entertainment can be found in the park by the river.

Other Activities: birdwatching


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Santa Luzia, Algarve

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer
29 Sep 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
13 Oct 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Prices for the property per week in Sterling based on 2 people sharing, £35 for each extra person per week £20 per extra child. Discounts for Longer lets. Changeover day is Saturday in high season, we are flexible, please ask for details. 25% deposit is required on booking with the balance due 8 weeks before departure. Details will be sent to interested persons.
Payments can be made by Bank transfer, cheque or online. Free use of bicycles and Internet and mini I- Pad . Please bring your beach towels.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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