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'CASA MARIA' in Praia da Luz with beautiful sea views large pool & free WiFi

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 5 nights

About the property

sea view, beach 400 mtrs. shops 100 meters, private parking, superior furnishing

Privately owned and very secure apartment with large all round garden with fruit trees and fabulous views to the ocean and the famous black rock. Large Shared pool (Full Luz Ocean Club Facilities). All windows and patio doors have retractable steel security grills fitted. It is centrally located in the village with a well stocked supermarket only 2 minutes walk away and the wonderful sandy beach is only a 5 minute stroll away. There is off-road private parking spaces to the rear and the main door is reached through a lockable gated entrance. Bedding linen, towels and utilities are all included. All pubs, shops restaurants are within easy reach and a car is not required. A regular bus service is available if you want to explore further than Praia Da Luz.

An iternet TV box is installed and an Sky Dish Dish with Sky Box, 42' Plasma TV is installed. Bring your own sky box or card for more channels if you want to.

Change over day is flexible!


The pool in front of the apartment is included as from 2014 with 4 Adult passes supplied. Children under five go free. All Luz Ocean Club Pools can be used.

Activities and Restaurants:: The Algarve is famous for its Golf and within 30 minutes drive from Praia da Luz is the world famous Penina Golf Course, more locally within 5 to 10 mins drive are 4 Golf courses Boavista, Parque da Floresta, Belavista & Palmares. You can go Dolphin watching or big game fishing or book a sightseeing cruises are go on a boat trip to the nearby grottos & sea caves, you are also only a short drive to the surfing beaches of the west coast. Luz is an excellent place to learn to dive with its PADI certificate diving school and is on the edge on of the regions largest Nature reserves Costa Vicentin. For those who love the countryside Horse Riding is nearby. Locally there is tennis courts, water skiing, jet skiing, banana rides, paragliding and windsurfing. There are restaurants to suit all tastes including Beach and Local restaurants English, Pizza, Chinese and Indian there is also cafe snack bars and more up market restaurants such as Forteleza & Dolphin South African Restaurants.

Internet: Free Wi-Fi in apartment.

More Details

Ian Robertson
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 5, 2017

About Ian Robertson

We are a retired couple and have been in love with the Algarve for 40 years so we purchased this apartment to spend our holidays in and to let it to Guests, family and friends.

Ian Robertson purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Ian Robertson chose Lagos

Praia da Luz is a wonderful village with many ex-pats living there happily amongst the local people. The location is perfect for relaxed holidays. We also accept payments by Paypal if you use the 'friends and family' option to save charges. Pay to

What makes this apartment unique

We loved the spacious all round garden with numerous fruit trees and the white tiles on all floors. It feels so homely, bright and welcoming just walking through the front door and the steel retractable shutters give perfect security. Access to Luz Ocean Club pools included.

Guestbook comments from the owner


Great flat and very friendly owners. Beautiful spot just a five minute stroll down to a sandy beach. Everything needed to ensure a trouble free holiday had been provided, no running down to the hardware shop for a can opener. Flat spotless, beds comfortable. We will return this Autumn.

The owners could not have been more helpful or friendly, the apartment itself was in a prime location a short 5 minute walk from a lovely beach and less than that from two supermarkets, Baptista and Spar where the prices are affordable.

We found nothing missing from the apartment which was spotless and spacious. Luz and Lagos is about 40 minutes down from the Airport and its worth the trip bypassing the hustle and bustle of Albufeira and the more commercial hot spots.

That is not to say our holiday was quiet. A five minute ride into Lagos gave us access to the many restaurants and bars where top acts seem to fill most of the premises. We had the best of both worlds, long lazy days in the Luz sunshine and a good night out in Lagos when we wanted to be entertained.

We loved Lagos with its cobbled streets and old world feel. There are also many quality Golf Courses in the area if that is to your liking.

We would have no hesitation in returning to this lovely apartment.
Apr 2014
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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

'CASA MARIA' in Praia da Luz with beautiful sea views large pool & free WiFi
average rating of 4.7222223 based on 21 reviews
Torquay, Devon, England

Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

We had a splendid two weeks break in ' Luz ' a charming coastal village that we have been to on a number of times in the past 20 years. We went with our daughter and her boyfriend and were delighted with the spacious accommodation and great location of this ground floor flat.

Everything needed was there for our use. The owners obviously consider this their home and have thought of all the little things needed to make our stay trouble free and easy going. Unlike like some of the apartments that we have rented over the years. There was even a good selection of English novels and some classic DVDs to while away the 'stay in ' nights.

The property was clean and well maintained and had a great view from the rear balcony onto the sea. There is a large patio at the rear for sun worshippers.

We did not stay in very often however as we a few minutes walk away from one of the most beautiful strips of coast in the Algarve. The village itself has an abundance of good Restaurants and Bars but, thankfully, is not as busy as most of the Tourist Praias on the coast. the location however we found perfect for days out to the surrounding attractions and only a 45 minute drive to Faro airport.

We thoroughly enjoyed our break and in the conversations we had with the owner and his wife they went out of their way to be friendly and helpful.

I would recommend this accommodation without any hesitancy and the proof is that we are returning to this apartment in the Autumn.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2008
  • Stayed: Apr 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really nice people. Obviously well travelled. Excellent comments.
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Lovely relaxing holiday in CASA MARIA

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed 10 days in Praia da Luz at Casa Maria in September. The villa was everything that we expected as Ian had given us a good description and we found it very clean & comfortable. The caretakers were there when we arrived and were most helpful. The villa was well situated with a lovely front garden and nice views over the Ocean Club swimming pool towards the sea. We ate out nearly every night as the restaurants were so good and very reasonably priced. The only criticism we would have about our stay is that we had no service while we were there and washed our own sheets and towels. Also we hadn't read the description properly and hadn't realised that there was only one toilet. Apart from this we would love to stay in the villa again & would definitely recommend it to friends & relations.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: All the information regarding facilities and laundry and are clearly stated on our web-site. Additional cleaning and laundry service is available on request at extra cost by asking our Housekeepers or Ian. Bedding etc. is changed weekly and cleaning carried out by our Housekeepers but only if more than 10 nights are booked.This is normal procedure in most holiday lettings. We are sorry that this Guest was disappointed with this but really glad that it did not spoil the enjoyment of all other aspects their holiday. So much so that they would be happy to return and recommend it to friends and family. Thank you and kind regards Ian.
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Great place to be

  • 5 of 5

The title says it all. Very nice, excellent located appt in the heart of Luz, which is our favorite holiday target since 34years. Had many spots there where we stayed but this was one of the best.Starting with very fast and extremely friendly contact with the owner, even our several changes in advance were absolut no problem, thanks Ian. Housekeeepers Carlos and Vanda very professionell, friendly and on time, thanks to both of them. Appt. exactely as described. You could stay only there if you like because you have everything what you need.Supermarket and pool nearby and very short walking distances to all he places at Luz.We would come back tomorrow if we could....I think this needs no further explanations.Miss it already...

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! this has to be the best recommendation (amongst many) that we have had the privilege to receive. It is so gratifying to know that we are getting things right as we really do try to make our Guests as happy as possible with their booking and thanks to Carlos and Vanda for helping this to happen. Thank you so much Ute and when you come back again, don't forget to claim your 10% retuning Guest discount.
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Quiet relaxation

  • 4 of 5

The description was accurate. We found a clean and well presentable apartment with nothing very much to ask for on top.The change of laundry was well organized.

The place can be recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Ulrike for those kind words and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay.
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nice apattment

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is very pleasant and well located. The view, the space, the comfort are very nice, with balcony (perfect for sunny breakfasts) and a lovely small garden.

The cleaning could be better and some pieces in a bathroom would need to be replaced.

Ian the owner is very friendly and ready to help for any question.

I'ld definitely recommend it to friends.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I called on these lovely French people the day after they arrived to sort out the TV channels for them, at their request. There was no mention of cleaning or something wrong in the bathroom at that time. The bathroom was completely refurbished in January 2013. We can only respond immediately to correct any errors, oversights or wishes of our Guests, which we did. We actually encourage Guests to tell us of anything that has been overlooked. That way, we can have our Housekeepers attend to it and make it correct for the following Guests. Thank you for this information and kind comments.
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Beautiful Accomodation.... Will go back.

  • 5 of 5

Just came back from a fantastic week here with my friends. Would highly recommend, beautiful weather, beautiful location and most of all beautful accomodation. Met the owners who couldn't have been anymore helpful if they tried. They have paid lots of attention to the accomodation and made it a real home from home, Immaculate, modern & very comfortable. Shops, bars, resturants & bus stops are all near. Looking forward to my third visit next year.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's so gratifying to have Guests returning time and again. Thank you so much for this wonderful review of our holiday apartment in Praia da Luz.
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Boa Vista, Palmares, Espiche, Parque da Floresta.
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Praia da Luz
Car: not necessary

The apartment is centrally located in the fishing village of Praia Da Luz which means 'beach of light' and is a few kilometers west of the historic town of Lagos. Further west are several old, easily accessible fishing villages until you come to Sagres and cape St. Vincent which is the the furthest point of land in western Europe. Almost all the pubs and restaurants stay open all year and provide wonderful drinks and meals to suit all tastes both Portuguese and European and are just a few minutes walk away. This is an ideal location for winter breaks as well as summer holidays.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
5 night minimum stay
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4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $12

Arrival time is around 1600 or by prior negotiation. Departure time is 10-11 AM or by prior negotiation. There may be a small charge if arriving after 2000 PM as our Housekeeper has to come from Lagos and they like to have a life too. Charges for winter rates do not include utilities. These will be charged at the current rate per unit used. A deposit will be required until completed.

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100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Luz Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , new 2013
    Bathroom 2 - shower , en-suite master bedroom
  • Newly re-furbished bathroom 2014 with new bath, shower, wash hand basin & Toilet New 2013 En-Suite Shower room with Wash hand Basin in master bedroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , travel cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Both bedrooms are spacious with built in wardrobes, dressing tables and mirrors, and bedside cabinets. A baby travel cot is supplied and Zbed if required for 5th small adult. 2nd Bed linen and towel change mid stay if 10 days or more booked. Total living area 150 sq. mtrs. Total plot area Including garden, patio and terraces 197 sq. mtrs. Retractable security grills are fitted to all windows and patio doors and automatic security lights fitted outside. Lockable Gated entrance.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • 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
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Bedding and towels are changed weekly. 2nd change included If booked for more than 10 nights. Internet log-in code to "garden" not required

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