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Luxury 6 bedroom modern villa with private pool and stunning sea views

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Fantastic location close to shops, bars and amenities. All bedrooms en suite

Villa Laranja is an exceptional, modern villa with stunning sea views in the beautiful family resort of Praia da Luz. It has the luxury of being approximately a 15 minute walk (or 5 minute drive) from the beach and the town's many bars and restaurants. However, the villa still retains a high degree of privacy by being situated in a quiet residential cul-de-sac. Situated on the ground floor is the fully fitted kitchen. This leads through to the stunning circular dining room which follows into the spacious, open and well appointed lounge. Two sets of large French doors open up onto the terrace and private pool area and offers wonderful views of the town and coastline. The lounge has three large leather sofas, 42' big screen TV, Apple TV, iPod dock, Freeview internet TV, DVD / CD player, Wii and PS3. There is also a real log burning stove should the evenings get chilly! The villa and heated pool have fabulous sea views and there is a permanent brick built BBQ. The pool has steps suitable for kids.

Free Wi-Fi available.

About Villa Laranja: This is an ideal luxury base for any group of golfers & non- golfers alike as it can accommodate up to 15 adults, has outstanding sea views & is within close proximity to both Praia da Luz & the lovely fishing village of Burgau for great restaurants, pubs, etc. The beautiful old town of Lagos is also very close.

For special occasions we can organise champagne, birthday cakes, spa days at the villa - you name it and we can try to help!!

Please note - If you are using Google Earth to get a better idea of the villa and it's surroundings the current images shown are from 2006/7. The building site to the West was completely finished around 2009 including the introduction of a small playground just 30 seconds walk from the villa.

More Details

Property Manager
Karen Athill
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 13, 2017

About Karen Athill

We are the Athill family. Villa Laranja is our only holiday rental property and it is a labour of love. We have had many family holidays with large groups of friends so we have tried to create an environment that considers all of the experiences we have had on our previous holidays. We've tried to add all of the little touches that make a group holiday just that little bit more special. We hope you enjoy staying at our beautiful villa.

Karen Athill purchased this villa in 2005

Amenities

Luz Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Brand New
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , Brand New
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Brand New
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Brand New
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , bidet , Brand New
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , bidet , Brand New
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , Brand New
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Large en suite bathroom, Stunning sea views and 2 balconies
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , En suite with shower, stunning sea views and balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Large en suite bathroom, sea views and excess to pool area
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 16 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

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Luxury 6 bedroom modern villa with private pool and stunning sea views
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 36 reviews
5

Golfing Break

  • 5 of 5

We are a group of 8 " mature" (over 50) golfers who stayed at the villa for a week from the 13th September. The villa was perfect for our needs and the facilities were all first class. The rooms were excellent and the pool was brilliant. The views from the villa are spectacular and although it is about a 10-15 min walk to the town centre it's all downhill and very easy. A taxi back up only costs about €5 so it's really cheap. I would thoroughly recommend this villa to anyone looking for quality accommodation at a great price. The booking process was really easy and Karen was great to deal with and always responded quickly.

Overall brilliant holiday .

Tom Kirk

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tom, Thank you so much for your kind review. With very best wishes, Karen
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5

Simply the best

  • 5 of 5

There were eight of us six adults two children what a wonderful holiday

The villa was more than we expected everything was perfect so spacious

Well decorated such good taste every room looked so good very difficult

choosing as we went through each room it was a very big wow ,the beds

were very comfortable the bedding superb ,good sleeps for all.

The kitchen was well equipped plenty of everything best of all so big

The dinning room untouched also a dream as we had all our meals

around the pool the table and chairs were well used wonderful having

the canopy over it so nice first thing in the morning having our breakfast

out there .The lounge was so comfortable plenty of space . Having a

Bathroom in every room was the best and definitely a must .

The views were out of this world one could just not get enough

opening the bedroom door seeing the ocean so calming .

Thank you for a wonderful stay in your beautiful villa.

Iain ,Shirley & Andrew Smith

Wayside

Strath

Gairloch

Scottish Highlands

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Iain, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It means so much to us to get feedback like this. To know all the little touches we have made to villa really makes the difference, and is appreciated by our guests, it makes everything worth while! :) Our aim is to create a luxury home from home, I’m so glad you enjoyed the villa and the amazing views! I do hope you and your family decide to stay again in the future. With best wishes Karen
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5

Brilliant family friendly villa with a great view

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with 3 families and the Villa was perfect for our needs. The downstairs provides lots of space to socialise and the upstairs balcony has beautiful views. One bonus is that the garage was full of pool and beach toys which the kids loved.

This villa is perfectly located to enjoy the towns and beaches of the Western Algarve.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so glad you had a great stay. Best wishes. Karen
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4

Stunning property - perfect for a large group!

  • 4 of 5

We had a fabulous time in our gorgeous villa! There were 3 families and so the ensuite rooms meant that everyone had their space and privacy. We especially liked the master suite with outdoor terrace which we used as the VIP grown-ups area in the evening for a cocktail or three overlooking the sea!

The open plan style of the downstairs meant it was perfect for the kids to play and adults to hangout. The décor was stunning as well - a really boutique feel that you don't normally find in holiday rental villas.

The outdoor area and pool with sea views was large enough for the kids to play in and the BBQ and dining areas were great to relax around during the day and evening.

Local facilities were great too with some really nice restaurants and beaches which were perfect for families. Plus it was only a short drive to Lagos where there is a great fish market and old town for shopping. The only thing we didn't enjoy so much was the windy weather in the evening, but it was May so I guess we should have expected that!

Overall, a great place and thoroughly recommended for large families and groups.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Caroline, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I'm glad you appreciate the 'boutique' style of the villa as that is exactly the feel of the villa we wanted to achieve! I know what you mean about the Algarve breeze, it can be a bit 'bracing', it's perfect when its 30 degrees though ;) Hope you will choose to stay at Villa Laranja again. With very best wishes Karen
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The villa is stunning with great views from the balcony and the pool side plenty of sun loungers

  • 4 of 5

We had a party of 11 people so there was plenty of room for everyone all the bedrooms have en-suits the kitchen is fully equipped with everything you would need.

Our holiday was in August but the villa is in a quite location it's about a 10 minute walk down to sea front but it's hard work walking back up the hill I,d recommend catching taxi back but make sure you have taxi number or you could be waiting a long time. We also booked pool heating which was fabulous we would definitely book again and would recommend this villa

Thank you Karen

Kindest regards Mrs A Okell

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Angela and Martin, Thank you very much for your kind review. I do hope you will come back and stay again soon. I know what you mean about walking back up the hill but it means you deserve that extra glass of sangria or 2!! :) Best wishes Karen
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5

Excellent vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

Great villa for everyone to vacate in. We had all the supplies needed, as well as very comfortable home areas for all type of parties (we were three families). Would definitely recommend this one to anyone!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Martin, Thank you so much for taking the time to review the villa. I do hope you will come and stay again. Thank you for the recommendation. With best wishes Karen
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Map

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Boavista
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Lagos
Nearest Beach
0.6 Kilometres
Praia Da Luz
Car: not necessary

Praia da Luz is a lovely family orientated resort towards the quieter Western end of the Algarve coast. The beach is long and sandy and backed by a beautiful palm tree lined promenade. It has numerous restaurants, bars and shops. The larger town of Lagos is only a 10-minute drive away and this has a more cosmopolitan night-life along with a lovely marina, loads more restaurants and shops and several sandy beaches. The Algarve is famous for its fabulous golf courses and the closest are Boavista and Parque da floresta which are both a 5-10 min drive. As Villa Laranja is so close to all these amenities car hire is not essential although we would recommend it to allow exploration of the lovely Algarve coastline, mountains and towns. Villa Laranja is situated at the top of a hill so a car would be necessary for the elderly, small children or less mobile people.

Golf: Boavista golf course is very close to our villa, this is the newest & much praised course situated only 2km from the villa or 5 minute drive. It has other facilities there i.e. tennis, indoor pool & a spa. Also we are within a 20 min drive to 'Parque da Floresta' golf course, which also has extra facilities open to all i.e. tennis, lawn bowls, archery & a spa. The same distance is the 'Palmaras' golf course, to the East of Lagos, which is very picturesque & has 5 unique links holes along the dunes of Meia Praia beach & then there is the championship 'Penina' golf course which is approx. a 25 min drive away, as are the 3 courses at Silves. All the other courses around Quinta da Lago, Vale do Lobo & Villamoura are also very accessible (all within a 45 min. easy drive) now that there is the very convenient A22 motorway.

Please note - If you are using Google Earth to get a better idea of the villa and it's surroundings the current images shown are from 2006/7. The building site to the West was completely finished around 2009 including the introduction of a small playground just 30 seconds walk from the villa.

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $660.85

Security deposit £500. Pool heating £150 per week.
Air conditioning is included.
Bedding, towels and maid service is also included.
Price based on 12 people. Additional £75 fee for extra guests.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund