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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

Sally Gould
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 February, 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)
  • 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
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveller reviews)

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Private apartment in prime location with beautiful sea views
average rating of 4.851852 based on 27 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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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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cosy, comfortable well appointed apartment close to all restaurants and ammenites.

  • 5 of 5

We found Sally to be most helpful and kind, nothing was to much bother for her.We spent a lot of time on the terrace watching the bird life. It was an easy and pleasant walk to praie del rey where we caught the little train to the beach .

The food in Santa Luzia was amongst the best we have tasted . Casa do polvo tasquna and A casa on the riverside being the best.

Many thanks for all your help Sally! We had a wonderful time.

Raymond and Edie Hogg

  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and you were a pleasure to deal with. Sally
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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: 01-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
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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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2 Jan 2018 - 9 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Spring
10 Mar 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Mar 2018 - 20 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Spring
21 Apr 2018 - 4 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
5 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 May 2018 - 8 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
9 Jun 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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
standard rate
3 Nov 2018 - 1 May 2020
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

security 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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