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Lovely 3 Bedroom Village House Quiet Location 1.5 Km from Luz. Free Wi-Fi

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Last updated: 12/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Burgau house description

Casa Vida Nova was completely renovated in 2007. Until recently, it was just used by our family and friends, but is now available for rental. It is very well specified, equipped and furnished. The accommodation is ideal for 4 adults and 2 children as it has 3 bedrooms; one with a king sized bed, one with twin beds and one with bunk beds. There are 3 bathrooms. The house is air conditioned, and there is wood burning fire in the sitting room. It is located in the quiet village of Espiche, and is only 2 km from the beautiful beach at Praia da Luz. There are several golf courses nearby, and the historic town of Lagos is only 4 km away. From the roof terrace, which has 4 sunbeds, you can see the Monchique mountains. There is a private courtyard, with colourful bougainvilleas, which is a sheltered sun-trap. The house is on a single level to is suitable for elderly guests. There are village shops, restaurants, and bars within walking distance. The satellite TV receives a limited selection of Sky channels . New for 2013 is the availability of free Wi-Fi in the house so you can use your smartphone to keep up to date with emails, and skype the family at home free of charge!

How to get there:: There are several low cost airlines which fly to Faro, such as Jet2, Thompsonfly, Easyjet, Ryanair, Monarch.
The house is approximately 1 hour's drive from Faro airport. It is an easy journey, and is quiet motorway almost all the way. We have a discount arrangement with a local car hire company who will meet you at the airport. We will provide details of car hire when we confirm your reservation. Alternatively, there is a train from Faro to Lagos (the nearest large town to the house), or there is a low cost minibus service directly from the airport to the house. We will provide location maps, and detailed directions to find the house from Faro airport.
The location is perfect for golfers, as you have 4 good courses within 10 minutes drive from the house.

Shopping:: There is a small selection of shops for basic requirements, and a market in the village of Espiche.
Praia da Luz, 1 km away, has a good selection of shops, including 2 supermarkets (Baptista and Spar). Baptista caters for British tourists, and has a big selection of British products. They also have an excellent bakery, and newsagent which sells UK daily newspapers.
Lagos, 4 km from the villa, is a beautiful town, with a fantastic range of shops, plus at least 5 very large supermarkets (Intermarche, Continente, Lidl, Aldi, Pingo Doce). Prices in these supermarkets are lower than those in Praia da Luz.
For those who enjoy outlet shopping, there is the Algarve Shopping Park at Guia, which is about half way between the house and Faro Airport (30 minutes drive). There is a great selection of clothes shops, and a very good food hall.

Beaches:: The nearest beach to the house is Praia da Luz (which means beach of light). This beach can get very busy in high season, so be adventurous and go further afield! There are lots of beaches along the south coast, and up the west coast. Our advice is to head west and explore the beaches, heading towards Sagres - famous for the navigation school where the Portuguese explorers learned their craft. The best beaches are less accessible, eg down bumpy tracks, and they don't have facilities such as cafes. Two really nice ones are Furnas and Figuera. Two others with good restaurants are Zavial and Ingrina. Heading north from Cape St Vincent, up the west coast, the beaches are wilder and much quieter. Some nice ones are Castelejo, Cordama, and the famous surfing beach Armado, and Carrapateira. The things to be aware of is that very few of the west coast beaches have lifeguards, whereas the larger beaches on the south coast do.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 135 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Included
          • Daily Maid Service


          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome:

            There is a children's bedroom with bunk beds. There is a high chair, and a cot can be rented....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Master bedroom: 1 king

            En-suite bathroom...moreless

          • Twin bedroom: 2 twin/ single

            Family bathroom near...moreless

          • Bunk bedroom: 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib


          • This house will accommodate a maximum of 4 adults, 2 children, + 1 very small child (cot age). The master bedroom has a king sized bed, There is an en-suite bathroom, with bath, shower, bidet, toilet and wash basin. There is a walk-in wardrobe. The room is air conditioned, and there are patio doors onto the courtyard. There are electric roller shutters. The twin bedroom has 2 single beds. It is next door to the family bathroom. There are built in wardrobes. The bedroom is air conditioned and the window has electric roller shutters. The bunk bedroom has bunk beds! They are adult sized, but we prefer them to be used by children. There are electric roller shutters on the window, and there is a small en-suite bathroom with toilet and hand basin. All beds, duvets, pillows, sheets etc (and all the furniture in the house!) were purchased new in June 2007....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Master En-suite: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet


          • Family bathroom: toilet, shower, bidet


          • Bunk En-suite: toilet


          • Everything in this house was new in 2007, including all the plumbing, bathrooms and tiling. All three bathrooms have electric heated towel rails, and wall storage cupboards. See the bedroom section for details of where the bathrooms are located....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • The maid service (Maria, who lives locally) is twice a week. Children are welcome in the house, but must be fully supervised by a responsible adult if they are on the roof terrace. The trees and flower beds in the courtyard have an automatic irrigation system. The air conditioning units also work as heaters and dehumidifiers. There is private parking on the driveway at the side of the house. Both gates are lockable, and all windows have electric roller shutters, so the property is secure. All linen and towels are provided, however, we ask you to bring your own beach towels. Our management agent (Luisa) has an office in the next village, so if you have any problems or queries, she will quickly sort them out for you, and give you any advice you need....moreless


              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable:

                Some free Sky channels via satellite dish. ...moreless

              • Stereo
              • Television
              • Toys:

                Some children's beach toys are available....moreless

              • VCR


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Sports & Activities


              • Bay/Sound
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Nude Beach
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Water Parks
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Horseback Riding
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              Location Type

              • Near The Ocean
              • Village

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Paragliding
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing


              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining:

                Separate dining room seats 6 at the dining table. Also outside table for al fresco dining....moreless

              • Dining Room
              • Seating for 6 people


              • Activities Guide
              • Air Conditioning:

                Wall mounted air conditioning units in most rooms - they also heat and de-humidify....moreless

              • Alarm Clock
              • Basic Soaps
              • Fireplace:

                Very efficient wood burning Fogo Montana fire....moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Wood burning fire and wall mounted A/C units also heat efficiently....moreless

              • Internet:

                Free wi-fi throughout the house. A password will be supplied....moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:


              • Living Room:

                Very comfortable. TV, satellite receiver, DVD player, and portable stereo....moreless

              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Parking:

                Private off road parking. ...moreless

              • Safe
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided:


              • Washing Machine:

                Available for client use if required. Located in the utility room....moreless

              • Wood Stove:

                (see fireplace)...moreless


              • Coffee Maker:

                There is a filter coffee machine....moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                There are lots of utensils!...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Sufficient for 6 persons....moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                Yes - integrated dishwasher....moreless


              • Barbecue
              • Deck / Patio:

                Roof terrace with sunbeds, and great views....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Enclosed courtyard. Very private and sheltered. Automatic irrigation of flowerbeds....moreless

              • Outdoor Furniture
              • Outdoor Grill:

                Portable BBQ located in the store room under the terrace stairs....moreless

              • Patio
              • Terrace

              House Cleaning

                  • Housekeeper Included

                  Property Descriptor

                      • Semi-Detached


                      Write a review 4.7
                      from 6 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Low Season
                      Oct 25 - Dec 19, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      £60 £60
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      Mid Season
                      Dec 20 - Jan 9, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      Low Season
                      Jan 10 - Mar 27, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      Mid Season
                      Mar 28 - Jun 12, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      High Season
                      Jun 13 - Aug 28, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      Mid Season
                      Aug 29 - Oct 24, 2015
                      7 night min stay


                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Refundable Damage Deposit £100
                      • No additional mandatory fees
                      • Taxes Not included


                      Please note there will be a winter heating supplement of €25 per week during low season.

                      25% deposit due on booking. Balance of 75% to be paid 4 weeks prior to your holiday.

                      Payment can be made by personal cheque or by bank transfer, in either £ pounds or € euros.

                      £100 (or €100) breakages deposit due at time of balance payment. Will be returned within 7 days of leaving the house, assuming there have been no breakages.

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                      Last updated: 12/13/2014
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                      80 Kilometres
                      Nearest Airport
                      Faro Airport
                      0.3 Kilometres
                      Nearest Barpub
                      1 Kilometres
                      Nearest Golf
                      4 Kilometres
                      Nearest Train
                      3 Kilometres
                      Nearest Motorway
                      0.3 Kilometres
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      2 Kilometres
                      Nearest Beach
                      Praia da Luz

                      Car: Recommended

                      The village of Espiche is about 2km from the resort of Praia da Luz. Espiche has several small shops/stores, a daily fish market, a bakery, several bars and restaurants within easy walking distance from the house. It is a typical sleepy Portuguese village with lots of narrow streets and walkways. Praia da Luz on the other hand is a bustling small town during the summer season, which overlooks a pretty sheltered bay, and has a very safe sandy beach and some amazing rock formations. Luz is well supplied with restaurants and beach bars, and there are some excellent clifftop walks to the neighbouring villages. There is a water sports school, and a scuba diving centre. Whilst Luz beach can get busy in the summer, there are lots of quiet beaches within a few miles along the coast heading west. After a day on the beach, come back to relax in this cool air conditioned house or enjoy the sunset from the roof terrace!

                      Other Activities: Bird watching


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2006

                      About the owner: We are Tim and Caroline Batten; both retired in our early 60's. originally both from Preston, Lancs, we have lived for many years in the Pennine town of Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, in a farm house. We have 3 grown up children. We have been visiting the Praia da Luz area of the Algarve for over 30 years, and bought our first house here in the mid 1980's.

                      Why the Owner Chose Burgau:
                      We bought Casa Vida Nova in 2006, when it was in a very neglected condition. We spent 18 months completely renovating and extending the house. The work was carrried out to a very high standard. We then furnished the house, mainly with Ikea items. It has been used by family and friends since then, but is now being offered for general rental.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Very convenient for amenities, and for the beach in Luz. Cosy and comfortable, with low running costs. The courtyard is a real sun trap, and the terrace has great views. We have a fantastic maid who lives nearby, and looks after the house.

                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english, french, portuguese

                      Guestbook comments from the owner

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                      • Front of house. On quiet cul-de-sac.

                        Front of house. On quiet cul-de-sac.

                      • View of courtyard from roof terrace.

                        View of courtyard from roof terrace.

                      • Roof terrace.

                        Roof terrace.

                      • View from roof terrace.

                        View from roof terrace.

                      • Kitchen - fully equipped.

                        Kitchen - fully equipped.

                      • Comfortable sitting room.

                        Comfortable sitting room.

                      • Master bedroom

                        Master bedroom

                      • En-suite bathroom.

                        En-suite bathroom.

                      • Family bathroom

                        Family bathroom

                      • Bedroom 3 en-suite.

                        Bedroom 3 en-suite.

                      • Utility room.

                        Utility room.

                      • Nearest beach - Praia da Luz 1km.

                        Nearest beach - Praia da Luz 1km.

                      • Patio doors from kitchen to courtyard.

                        Patio doors from kitchen to courtyard.

                      • Peaceful, sheltered, private courtyard.

                        Peaceful, sheltered, private courtyard.

                      • Roof terrace with sunbeds

                        Roof terrace with sunbeds

                      • Kitchen with breakfast bar.

                        Kitchen with breakfast bar.

                      • Dining room.

                        Dining room.

                      • Sitting room with wood burning fireplace.

                        Sitting room with wood burning fireplace.

                      • Master bedroom -air conditioned.

                        Master bedroom -air conditioned.

                      • Bedroom 2 - twin beds, air conditioned.

                        Bedroom 2 - twin beds, air conditioned.

                      • Bedroom 3 - bunk beds.

                        Bedroom 3 - bunk beds.

                      • Driveway, to back door.

                        Driveway, to back door.

                      • House nameplate.

                        House nameplate.

                      • View of Luz beach

                        View of Luz beach

                      £57 - £93 per night (GBP)

                      3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

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                      Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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                      Speaks: english, french, portuguese
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