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Stunning house overlooking the ocean - 2019 bookings now available

Bedrooms 7
Space 4,520 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

7 Double bedrooms, 5 ensuite, one further shower room with accommodation for 17

Registered Property No: AL-17052.

This well located modern house has beautiful sea views, set back less than 125 metres from the ocean and a short walk to the village of Praia da Luz and its sandy beach. It offers the perfect range of accommodation for groups and families - ideal for celebrations such as birthdays and anniversaries. The village has a range of fine restaurants and all local amenities. Nearby are 3 excellent golf courses. This spacious house has a well equipped kitchen, a large open plan living and dining room with air conditioning/central heating throughout. The house has its own private pool (heating available), upper and lower terraces both with stunning views over the ocean and the village. There are seven bedrooms, three twin-bedded and four doubles [five en-suite]. There is a further shower room on the upper floor. The private pool is surrounded by a spacious terrace, equipped with sun loungers and umbrellas as well as the palm trees which offer shade on a hot day. There is a stone barbecue for use by guests with outdoor tables and chairs to allow for dining al-fresco. The rear courtyard has a laundry room and there is space to dry your clothes. An outdoor table-tennis table is available, which can be used on either the front or rear terraces. The house offers ideal all year round accommodation for 2,3, even 4 families or larger parties.

Golf: The Algarve is world renowned for its excellent Golf Courses. There are three superb courses close to the house. The well known course of Boavista is just 2 kilometres away.

Sea Sports: There are many opportunities in the local area to take part in most sea sports, including windsurfing, sailing, fishing, surfing, water skiing, paragliding, to mention just a few.

Coastal Walks: The house is situated just 200 metres from the coastal path between Luz and Burgau and affords wonderful opportunities for walkers. A short distance inland you can join countryside nature trails and safaris.

More Details
Registration Number : AL-17052

Property Manager
Mr John Nevins
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2018

About Mr John Nevins

The house is family owned. We have been holidaying in Portugal for over twenty years along with our four children and friends. After renting for many years we took the plunge and the house was purchased in 2006 and we haven't looked back! Portugal and more specifically Praia da Luz, has offered us a welcome break from our busy working lives. The children have also enjoyed the area having 'grown up' from toddlers into adults who now holiday there several times a year.

Mr John Nevins purchased this house in 2006

Why Mr John Nevins chose Luz

This property offers fantastic ocean views in a quiet and yet convenient location on the edge of the village of Praia da Luz. It offers excellent and spacious accommodation for people who wish to get away from it all with a larger family group or friends. The house is large enough to give everyone their own space, while at the same time having spacious indoor and outdoor areas for people to be together. Luz itself is delightful all year round, offering something for everyone. There are quiet coastal walks nearby, fantastic beaches with a wide range of water sports, picturesque villages and towns either a walk or short drive away, various sporting opportunities and most of all beautiful year round sunshine!

What makes this house unique

One look from the top balcony sold the house to us - the view is exceptional!


Luz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4520 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:30 PM / Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 19
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
  • All bathrooms and shower rooms are clean, modern and fully tiled.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 19
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , full en suite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , full en suite bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , en suite shower room
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , adjacent shower room
    Bedroom7 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , en suite shower room
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , full en suite bathroom (double sinks)
  • Sleep 17 + 2 cots = 19 Bedroom 1 on the upper floor has french windows opening on to the top terrace. It has exceptional ocean views. The en suite bathroom has a toilet, bath and shower. Bedroom 2 on the upper floor is a twin bedded room and overlooks the rear courtyard. It is next to the upper floor shower room. Bedroom 3 on the lower floor has french windows opening on to the lower front terrace. There are good sea views. The en suite bathroom has a toilet, bath and a shower. Bedroom 4 on the lower floor has french windows opening on to the lower front terrace. Bedroom 5 on the lower floor has french windows opening on to the lower front terrace. There are good sea views. The ensuite bathroom has a toilet, bath and shower. Bedroom 6 on the lower floor has french windows opening on to the lower rear terrace. The en suite is a shower room with toilet. Bedroom 7 on the lower floor and has french windows which open on to the lower rear terrace and has a shower room with toil
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 20 garden chairs
  • 11 beach chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The kitchen is fully fitted with a range of equipment. In addition to the items listed above there is also a toaster, coffee percolator and juicer. The kitchen has a seating area for breakfast dining. There is a full range of TV equipment in the main living area. Outside there are sun loungers with cushions for use beside the pool and on the terraces. There are also two outdoor dining tables with chairs. A large parasols is available for use on the lower terrace. The upper terrace is fully equipped with electric sun blinds with wind and sun sensors. A daily maid service can be arranged at an extra cost, but the rental price includes a weekly maid and laundry service. The outdoor pool can be heated on request. There is ample car parking space to the side and rear of the property.


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Stunning house overlooking the ocean - 2019 bookings now available
average rating of 4.9 based on 30 reviews

Fantastic house in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 18 people from 5 families from Sweden spent one week in this great house in end of June. The house was perfect for us with lot of space for everyone, a large kitchen to prepare the meals and a fantastic terrace with view of the sea. A large pool with lots of sunbeds completed the picture. The location of the house is perfect with a short walking distance to the village with a nice beach and water activities and also the bus station for transport to water parks and Lagos city. Right below the house is the shoreline with cliffs where you can go swimming and snorkeling. Behind the house is a nice and calm hotel where you can take a drink and use the pool, perfect for us on the day of deperture since we had a late plane home.

John and his wife were very helpful with showing the house and how everything worked.

We can warmly recommend this house for all larger groups that want to visit this beautiful part of Portugal

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very kind comments. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that it allowed your whole group to come along and appreciate the beautiful village of Luz and the wonderful Algarve. We would love to welcome you back at any time. Best wishes John and Sue
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Great property, great location!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely spacious, clean property, well equipped, as a large family of 15 the property and location were great.

Several restaurants and amenities were within a 10-15 minute walk with an aparthotel next door for transfer days if you needed.

Would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. It is very much appreciated. We are very pleased that the house matched your family group's needs. We are always happy to have the large family groups here. Maybe we will see you here again sometime. Best wishes Sue and John Nevins
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay in this lovely accommodation which was very spacious, we were a party of 17. Great sea views. I especially loved the white towels which were provided.

It was close to the centre where there were plenty of places to eat, Boatys was our favourite restaurant of the ones we tried. We had a nice coastal walk towards Burgau.

John was very attentive he replied straight away when we had a query.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your positive comments. We were pleased to receive your family - amazed at how far some of them had travelled to get there! We really enjoy meeting all the different groups we have to stay. We would hope that your family will return one day to the lovely village of Luz. best wishes John and Sue Nevins
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Fint og rent hus med en fin beliggenhet. God plass til alle 13.

  • 4 of 5

Fint bassengområde med mange solsenger og stoler. Kjekt med bordtennis i bakhagen. Huset var utstyrt med alt vi trengte. Kort vei til strand og sentrum. Kan anbefales for 3 familier.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are happy that you feel you can recommend our house to large groups and that it met all of your needs. We would be happy to receive you and your friends again in the future. Best wishes John
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An absolute delight!

  • 5 of 5

We had a big reunion here with four families including 7 adults and four children and this rental was perfect. The rental was spotless, spacious, comfortable, and attractively decorated. The location was as promised: a very easy and pleasant walk in to Luz where there are delicious restaurants and grocery stores as well as the beach. The house is pretty much on a coastal path that you can use to walk over to the next village and that was splendid, all of which is to say there's plenty to do. Everything in the rental was true to the photos: very nicely decorated, nothing was broken, everything was just easy and perfect. The dishwasher and laundry machine worked well, plenty of towels, it was quiet at night and the beds were comfortable. When we had a request for the owner he showed up within five minutes and obliged us by turning up the temperature on the pool. I've stayed in a lot of rentals and this was my favorite for the overall high quality and helpfulness of the owner. Thanks so much for helping to make our reunion so special - we were celebrating 15 years of friendship and this trip meant a lot to all of us and I can't imaging a better setting!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very kind comments. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and that you found the property met your expectations. We really appreciate your very positive reactions to everything - it means a lot to us. We love to receive large groups of friends and families as we feel the house does offer a large amount of space for people to be together. We have been particularly pleased to welcome guests from USA and Canada, like yourselves, as previously Portugal was a European destination. Long may it continue! We would be only too pleased to welcome you and your friends back to our home at any time in the future. Best wishes John and Sue Nevins
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Lots of room, simple decor

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay in Luz, we had plenty of room for all of our guests to do yoga on the patio and use the deck around the corner overlooking the water. The water is very close and there are beautiful vistas all around. There is a great hotel with a bar directly behind the property but it was never noisy! Nights were quiet at the quinta.

The rooms are big and there are plenty of places to sleep. Things such as toilet paper, trash bags and paper towels are not included past the two rolls that are supplied, this was a surprise to us and not having a car we had to walk and get them. The furniture and decor is definitely enough for a large crowd, but is nothing fancy. If you want a beautiful location with plenty of sleeping space but spartan supplies, this is a great place. The only thing we didn't realize was that there would be family with children on the other side of the wall and the kids having water fights and cannonball contests were not very relaxing, but would be GREAT for a family.

Thank you!


  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are pleased that overall you enjoyed your stay in our house. This is an area for families and larger groups and it is generally quiet in the evenings even in the High Season. The key here is the location near to all of the facilities and we aim to offer spacious and comfortable accommodation. We are sorry that you were disappointed with the supplies offered by us. Having taken over more of the management of the house ourselves we have made every effort to improve on what the general rule of supplies is in this area. If guests have any special requests then we are only too happy to supply them, which we have done before on many occasions. Also we do point out that the local supermarket will deliver at no extra cost if groups do not have transport. Best wishes John and Sue Nevins
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Faro Airport
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Aparthotel Vila Luz bar open to our guests
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
18 hole Boavista golf course
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Over 20 restaurants in Luz village
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Luz's sandy family friendly beach is a stroll away
Car: recommended

Praia da Luz is a fishing village with a sandy beach approximately 10 minutes walk from the house. From the house itself you can go for long coastal walks on the cliff tops towards either Burgau or Lagos. There are many beautiful beaches within a short driving distance, including the surfing beaches of the Western Algarve. There are 3 golf courses nearby, including the famous Boavista Course just 2 kilometres away. There are many places of interest to visit such as the historic town on Lagos with its daily fish market and wide range of shops. The mountain village of Monchique and the spa of the Caladas do Monchique, Sagres and the Lighthouse at Cape St.Vincent are just a short drive away. The main tourist resorts of the Algarve, Praia da Rocha, Albufeira, Vilamoura, are also nearby and well worth a visit.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $469.98

Discounts available for smaller parties off season. Discounts are also available for longer winter and spring lets.
Changeover day is Saturday. However in low season this is flexible.
Entry to the property will be at 4.30pm - departure 9.30am.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund