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Luxury one bedroom apartment with incredible sea views.

Luz, Portugal
  • Apartment839 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 4 nights

Large self-catering one bed air-conditioned apartment minutes walk from beach

Please note homeaway charge up to 13% service charge on top of our price if you pay through them. You are welcome to pay me directly in sterling or euros. Just email luzhol@yahoo.co.uk with your enquiry.

A spacious and sunny one-bedroom, self-catering apartment on the first floor (lift access) with spectacular sea views from the large balcony. Ideal for summer holiday rental.

The apartment has air conditioning/heating in the living room / dining room and bedroom. There is ample parking in the complex.

It is excellently equipped with high quality furnishings throughout.

The apartment is fully cleaned prior to your arrival and there is a mid-week clean when the towels are changed.

All visitors will be met by our local management company who will be delighted to deal with any questions you have. They will also be able to deal with any problems you may have during your stay and are on call 24 hours a day.

Welcome bottles of red and white wine and water are provided on arrival.

St. James development was newly completed in 2006 to a very high standard. The complex is located in the heart of Praia da Luz village and just 5 minutes stroll from the beautiful wide sandy beach. Boavista golf course is only 10 minutes drive away. There are beautiful walks along the coast from the apartment.

St James development is a delightful, upmarket low-rise apartment complex located close to the centre of Luz and just five minutes walk from the main wide sandy beach which is patrolled by lifeguards in the summer season. It is even closer to a smaller beach behind Fortaleza da Luz. The complex offers stunning panoramic views of the ocean.

There are two pools, one for children and a children's play area. The pools are surrounded by large decked sunbathing areas set in beautiful landscaped gardens. There is a restaurant in the complex. There are also many restaurants and shops close by.


Heather or David

Member Since 2006
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 08, 2018


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Choice of spacious king size bed or two large single beds. There is a large double wardrobe with ample drawer space. Hair dryer. There is air conditioning / heating in the bedroom. Sliding patio doors with shutters leading out to the balcony.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, bidet
      • Toilet, walk in shower, bidet and marble vanity unit. Heated towel rail. Hand soap and toilet rolls are provided.

      Location Type

        • Beach
        • Near The Ocean
        • Resort
        • Village


            • Luxury
            • Romantic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Local Maps
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Elevator
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      There is wireless internet in all rooms in the apartment
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Laundry Soap
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Safe
                    • Sunbed
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                      Towels are changed mid week.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Washing liquid provided


                        • Kitchen
                          A coffee maker, kettle and toaster are provided. Dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, clothes washing liquid, paper towels and hand soap are provided.
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          There are sufficient dishes and cutlery for 8 people.
                        • Dishwasher
                          Dishwasher tablets are provided
                        • Grill
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                • Books for Adults
                                • DVD Player
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television


                                    • Balcony
                                    • Beach Umbrellas
                                    • Golf
                                      Boavista golf club is 10 minutes drive away
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Furniture
                                    • Tennis
                                      Walking distance to tennis courts


                                        • not suitable for children

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                            • Outdoor Pool


                                                • live theater
                                                • bay/sound
                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • forests
                                                • caves
                                                • marina
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants
                                                • ruins
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • water tubing
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • The lounge/dining area is spacious and comfortable with two large sofas, large dining table, flat screen TV with some free to air channels and terrestrial TV, DVD player. There are sliding patio doors with shutters leading to the balcony which has stunning sea views. Fully fitted kitchen with granite work surfaces, ceramic hob, oven, grill, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, and bar counter facing into the living room. Iron and ironing board provided. The apartment is fully cleaned prior to your arrival. There is a mid-week clean when towels are changed.

                                                                  30 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Great place to stay

                                                                  Kelvin S.Cardiff

                                                                  What a great apartment. Superb location with free parking. Awesome views of the sea. Just 3 minutes from the promenade and beach and similarly close to the bars and restaurants .

                                                                  Easy to book, reception is easy and smooth and everything is as described. Got all you need - washing machine, dishwasher. Spacious and light with a generous Lounge and free wifi.

                                                                  Lovely balcony for great sunrises and sunsets.

                                                                  Huge communal swimming pool and sunloungers aplenty.

                                                                  Faultless overall and worth staying in.

                                                                  Stunning Apartment

                                                                  Sue F.

                                                                  Thank you Heather and David for letting us stay in your stunning apartment. There is everything you could want in this apartment from electrical appliances, condiments, toiletries, the lovely comfy bed and last but not least the fantastic balcony over looking the sea.

                                                                  I would not hesitate to recommend this apartment to family and friends.

                                                                  Once again thank you. Hope to be there again soon.

                                                                  Sue and Paul


                                                                  gillian d.

                                                                  You will not be disappointed with this beautifully decorated apartment. With a home from home feel about it there is everything you would want. Close to the beach, shops restaurants and bars.

                                                                  This is our second stay in Heather and David's apartment we love the sea view from the balcony you feel relaxed as soon as you arrive. We will return.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you for taking the time to write a review and I look forward to your return visit.

                                                                  FANTASTIC APPARTMENT.......

                                                                  cookystoke on trent

                                                                  This fabulous appartment has the WOW factor from us ...Its tastefully furnished ,immaculately clean and has a fantastic sea view from the balcony ..The complex has 2 pools ,one for adults and one for children..This property was recommended to us by my son in law and daughter who have a 2 bed appartment on the floor above ..(it was booked for our 2 weeks ).It is properly maintained and has everything in it you could possibly need..The owners Heather & David had supplied us with cold beers ,wine and water which was very welcome after our journey..and a lovely personal touch..From booking our holiday right through to our leaving day the owners could be contacted via phone ,text or email and their contact in Luz ..(Joao) was also available if needed..We were met by Joao late in the evening on arrival day , he's very friendly and helpful..The towels and bedding were regularly changed during our stay..THis appartment is a fantastic base in which to explore the surrounding areas.Luz has fantastic safe,clean beaches ,some lovely restaurants that serve amazing food .Check out Look steak cafe the steak is to die for .we went there the first night at 10.15 and they served us. Hannah the waitress gave us a bottle of milk for a cup of tea in the morning ,because everywhere was closed.The new beach restaurant Paraisio serves very good food as does the Galley .There is a bus service into Lagos usually on the hour check on line ,Lagos a beautiful place to go too full of fantastic places to eat .The owners have a folder in the appartment packed with information on nearly everything in and around Luz.This is an appartment not to be overlooked..Thank you Heather and David we will definitely be booking your appartment in the future..

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you very much for this fantastic review and we look forward to your return some time in the future. Heather

                                                                  Very nice appartement

                                                                  Sarah L.

                                                                  Perfect appartement, it couldnt have been any better! Thank you Heather and David!

                                                                  The only place to stay in Luz

                                                                  Colette L.Ireland

                                                                  We are just back from yet another holiday in this most wonderful apt and we love it as much as ever. It is so beautifully maintained and perfect. Each year, we see some new additions and upgrades and it is lovely to arrive into a freshly painted and spotless apartment. It is managed by Joao and Maria and they do simply an amazing job. Heather and David make booking this apt so easy and as aways so helpful and accommodating,

                                                                  We go back to this apt year after year because of it's comfort, the magnificent views from the balcony which gets sun all day, and the great location. It's a short walk to lovely Luz beach and restaurants, bars, shops etc are all minutes away. We do rent a car and love travelling west to Sagres, Martinhal, Burgau and Beliche.....all beaches well worth looking for. Make sure you take a walk down to the end of Luz beach by the black rock, ideally about 8am when it's quiet and cool. The views are stunning.

                                                                  Thanks again Heather and David for making our holiday wonderful. Please also pass on special thanks to Maria and Joao who ensure ongoing five star standards! We are already planning our next visit.


                                                                  Luz, Portugal

                                                                  Praia da Luz is a traditional Portuguese village situated on the western Algarve coastline just 50 minutes drive from Faro Airport. Nestled between rugged cliffs and the picturesque village of Luz is a stunning white sandy beach and a pleasant promenade beside the ocean. Ideal for couples seeking a relaxed atmosphere, Luz offers many restaurants to choose from as well as supermarkets, banks, post office, and shops selling traditional Portuguese ceramics. There are a number of excellent walks which start from your doorstep. Golf courses are within easy reach and the bustling town of Lagos is just 10 minutes drive away, Lagos offers an impressive marina and extensive beaches with many shops, bars and restaurants along its quaint cobbled streets in the old town. Golf: There are numerous golf courses within a short drive from the apartment. The nearest course is Boavista which is less than 10 minutes drive away. It also has a driving range and practice chipping and putting areas. Other courses nearby include Penina, the venue for the Portuguse open, it also has 9-hole resort course, 9-hole academy course; Park da Floresta, Palmeras, Alamos and Morgado and Espiche.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  A 20 percent deposit is required to secure booking and the remainder eight weeks prior to arrival. Bookings are normally Sat to Sat. The owners welcome long term rentals over the winter months from November to February. The rates quoted for winter rental do not include services charges for gas and electricity. Please enquire for availability and rates not shown above.

                                                                  30 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.9/5
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                                                                  Property # 61429ha