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Private apartment in prime location with beautiful sea views

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Details
Property
apartment
People
4
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Santa Luzia - Apartment on the Ria

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.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Sally Gould
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
4 December, 2016
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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 Tavira region

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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(20 traveller reviews)

Private apartment in prime location with beautiful sea views
average rating of 4.85 based on 20 reviews
5

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: Jun 17, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2008
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5

Excellent apartment in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Very neat well appointed apartment ideal for a lovely quiet and relaxing holiday. The apartment has all you need including really effective aircon, and nice thoughtful touches like an iPad for tv and Internet, a selection of DVDs and books and the use of bikes. Whilst on the edge of the village it's perfect for both the excellent nearby beaches and the restaurants of Santa Luzia. In fact we enjoyed our stay so much we have already booked for 2017!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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5

Excellent apartment on the edge of friendly village with great unspoilt views from balcony

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed 10day break in April. Weather was generally good not too hot. The apartment was excellent, very well equipped and comfortable double bed.

The large balcony gave unspoilt views over the countryside and over the river to the isle of Tavira.

The Barril beach was in easy walking distance over the nearby bridge.

Binoculars are a must if you are interested in birdlife as many species can be seen from the balcony and on the nearby salt lagoons.

Richard and Eileen Dorset

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing a lovely review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay, it is a really wonderful place and so easy to relax, unwind and not have a care in the world.
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5

Pure relaxation

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful modern apartment with everything you would need. The balcony is a lovely place to sit with views over the countryside and the sea and fantastic for you twitchers out there. A stunning beach is within walking / cycling distance and can be accessed by cute little train at Pedras Del Rei or by water taxi from the centre of the village [prepare for an eyeful from the occasional naked bathers]. The village is a real fishing village and has lots of really good restaurants which are quality and are inexpensive. We have tried most of them but this year mostly used Alcatraz and would highly recommend it. The people are friendly and helpful but do try a few words of Portuguese and you will be richly rewarded. We made good use of the bikes to get into Tavira [good bike lane between SL and Tavira] and you can take bikes of the train which we did to go to Vila Real where you can take the little Ferry to Ayamonte in Spain which is a terrific day trip. Tavira is a lovely eighteenth century town with lovely squares, gardens and churches and you must go there. There are some nice little bars / restaurants down by the river on the eastern bank and we enjoyed a few cool beers looking up towards the Roman Bridge. To sum up, terrific apartment, location, beach, food and drink, inexpensive and really peaceful. Enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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A Great Apartment in an Ideal Location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed a very relaxing week in this excellent, well appointed apartment which is within very easy walking distance of both a number of very good restaurants and the beautiful beach at Barril.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Fantastic base in an atomspheric fishing village

  • 5 of 5

A great base for one of the best villages on the East Algarve. A very tranquil area but working fishing village with many bars and cafes just a 5 minutes walk away along with a fantastic bakery in the church square and little supermarket that was reasonably priced. The owner was very helpful throughout. Would definitely recommend this to those who want to escape mass tourism and also to bird watchers - you can sit on the balcony to view the wildlife.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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Location

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Olhao
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Tavira
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Junction 16
Nearest Beach
750 Metres
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, Tavira region

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£205
for 7 nights
£205
 
 
Christmas
17 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£255
for 7 nights
£255
 
 
winter
3 Jan 2017 - 10 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£205
for 7 nights
£205
 
 
Early Spring
11 Mar 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£215
for 7 nights
£215
 
 
Spring
25 Mar 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£240
for 7 nights
£240
 
 
Late Spring
22 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£260
for 7 nights
£260
 
 
Early summer
6 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£280
for 7 nights
£280
 
 
Early Summer
27 May 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£295
for 7 nights
£295
 
 
Summer
10 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£330
for 7 nights
£330
 
 
Summer
24 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£370
for 7 nights
£370
 
 
Peak Season
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£405
for 7 nights
£405
 
 
Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£365
for 7 nights
£365
 
 
Late Summer
30 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£295
for 7 nights
£295
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£207
for 3 nights
From
£69
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £35 per night, per additional guest

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.

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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 73 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • Bathroom, fully tiled with bath/shower over, WC, sink/mirror over and bidet.
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Terrace
  • 3 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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