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Fabulous sea view townhouse in Praia de Luz

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

2 Double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms townhouse

We searched for ages for a house to buy in the area, having holidayed in the Algarve. The estate agent took us onto the sun-terrace overlooking the pool, the palm trees and the distant blue seas and knew that Vila Serena was the perfect place for a holiday home. 80% of our visitors have or will return in 2016.

As well as spectacular sea views from the roof terrace with glorious sunsets, there's stunning communal pool, baby pool and gardens. Shade cover for your car.

Fully equipped kitchen: dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine, microwave, etc

Two double bedrooms (hair dryer) with wardrobes.

We can also provide up to two good sized travel cots, high chair and baby bath.

There's a small terrace off the master bedroom, two bathrooms, spacious open plan lounge with 6 seater dining area, a wood burning stove, fully fitted kitchen, well equipped.

The upstairs bathroom has a bath/shower, loo, bidet and vanity unit. The downstairs bathroom has a shower.

Log fire in winter, long-term winter visitors' enquiries are welcome..

The property is equipped with digital TV channels, wifi and DVD, a garden terrace and patio furniture with optional BBQ. The roof terrace with loungers for private sunbathing.

There's a paperback library, board games and jigsaws for all ages.

Bed linen & beach towels are provided, you can holiday with hand luggage only!

Our caretaker Joao will meet you at the door and show you in, leaving a key for your use.

The property is located in a smart complex of only 16 houses within enclosed private gardens and a shaded car parking space out front..

Welcome pack available, please ask for details.

For longer stays, Joao and his team will freshen up the house and change sheets & towels for a small charge.

There is also an ABTA-approved shuttle bus service which tours the hotels; one family of 6 had the return journey mini-bus all to themselves!

There is an excellent local bus service that stops close by, its one of those city bus routes that charges about 2-3 Euros per trip or for a day ticket enabling you to get on and off all day long. It's very good for little legs returning from a busy day at the beach, or for exploring the local villages (or Sunday lunch at the lovely Beach Restaurant in Burgau an absolute MUST)

If you are looking to rent TWO OR THREE HOUSES in Vila Serena, we are, with enough notice, able to arrange this with our neighbouring owners. Each house sleeps up to 6.

Testimonials from our visitors!: These are what our visitors have written about their stay in Vila Serena

'..we had a fabulous holiday in your house. It was great for me when I turned the key in the lock and found your house lived up to our expectations'

'.....We had a wonderful holiday, never seen such clear skies for such a long time. Luz is lovely and we found lots to do around about and especially enjoyed walking over the cliffs at Cabo da Sao Vicente and further North towards Aljezur. In fact far too many nice places to list. Maybe calls for another holiday sometime?

Your villa is gorgeous and in a beautiful spot and so well described. Research into any new area is always full of potential problems but none found here. We are absolutely delighted with the whole experience, thank you very much.....'

'We wanted to let you know we really enjoyed our stay in Luz, the facilities in the villa were ideal for our stay' Diane & Adrian

'The accommodation was stunning, exactly what we expected'

MAKE US AN OFFER!: Take a look at the reservations....there's a few spaces, especially early September which is a truly gorgeous time to visit.

More Details
Registration Number : 40457?AL

Stephanie & Bill Preacher
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2018

About Stephanie & Bill Preacher

Bill and Steph are born and bred in the UK. Bill has worked extensively in Pakistan, India, Poland and Sri Lanka. Steph runs an agency for children' s entertainers and can sometimes be seen on TV.

They live in the North of England

Stephanie & Bill Preacher purchased this house in 2008

Why Stephanie & Bill Preacher chose Luz

We'd searched extensively across France & Spain for a holiday home, then went to the Algarve for the first time in 2008 and fell in love with Praia da Luz. then fell in love all over again with Vila Serena!

What makes this house unique

The view - perfect for your tai chi/yoga on the roof terrace!

Well equipped

The pool complex is 10 paces away

A short walk to the fab local supermarket BAPTISTA, with it's own bakery

Beautifully maintained gardens, heavenly flowers and palm trees and extensive grassed areas round the pool


Luz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Baby bath available
  • Bath towels provided, as well as towels for swimming/beach We even provide face flannels!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2 baby crib
    Room 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 2 Double bedrooms with large twin beds, fitted wardrobes and dressing tables. Master bedroom has a terrace for quiet breakfasts. We provide all linens and bath towels, and now BEACH/POOL towels, so you can travel 'hand luggage only' ........'we had a fabulous holiday in your house. It was great for me when I turned the key in the lock and found your house lived up to our expectations' To accommodate larger parties, or if you are looking to rent TWO OR THREE HOUSES in Vila Serena, we are able to arrange this with the neighbouring owners A fair amount of notice is welcomed to set this up! Each house will sleep 6 people and all the usual baby things are available at nominal cost.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Local activities include good walking facilities, cycling, fishing, swimming, horse riding, sailing, water skiing, wind surfing. Shark fishing and pleasure boats from Lagos daily. There are also 2 large water parks in the Algarve Slide & Splash and The Big One which are great family fun. Another fantastic day out is Zoomarine at which you can watch the various shows or even arrange to swim with the Dolphins. To accommodate larger parties, or if you are looking to rent TWO OR THREE HOUSES in Vila Serena, we are able to arrange this with the neighbouring owners A fair amount of notice is welcomed to set this up! Each house will sleep 6 people and all the usual baby things are available at nominal cost.


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Fabulous sea view townhouse in Praia de Luz
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews

Home from home...

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent an enjoyable week at this property for the October half term. We loved the house and felt at home as soon as we walked in. It is very nicely furnished and felt very spacious for just the four of us. The roof terrace was a welcome place to hang out, read, eat and sunbathe. It's worth noting that the property is at the top of a fairly steep hill from the main town and beach. This was fine for us but I was glad I hadn't taken my mum! It was great to have a TV, DVD and satellite channels - especially since it did rain a couple of times. Also good provision of books and games available. The town itself contains a number of restaurants but we did feel it was quite hard to find more basic fare at reasonable prices for discerning teenagers! Still, we had a great break and would definitely recommend the lovely accommodation.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2009
  • Stayed: October 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's not easy pleasing teenagers but at Baptista supermarket just 10 minutes away....they sell 'familiar' foods from frozen chips, Heinz Tomato Ketchup to Coco Pops There is the Arte Burger Bar and a pizza restaurant down the hill.....
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  • 5 of 5

Wow what a fantastic holiday villa. Villa serena exceeded our expectations- clean, well furnished and very well equipped. The owners were so helpful and quick to respond prior to our visit. We enjoyed the quiet pool and the fact we had loungers that were just ours and enjoyed dining on the sun terrace and using the bbq. Loved that our towels were refreshed half way through our stay. The surrounding gardens are immaculately kept too. It's a short stroll into the small local town or a ten minute taxi Into larger lagos. you are looking for a chilled out holiday I cannot recommend this highly enough.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excelleny villa in great location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in Bill & Stephanie's villa for a 3 week holiday in June 2016. We have stayed before and also in another house on Vila Serena so we know the area quite well. The whole holiday experience was superb and the house so well presented. Cleaners attended frequently to change bedding and towels and we were shown in by Joao who was very knowledgeable and spoke English well. Vila Serena is beautifully maintained and the new large patio is wonderful with sun all day from 11.00am. The pool area is great and of course the sun is there all day.

We especially loved walking over the cliffs to Burgau and then sitting in the beach bar with coffee etc. West coast beaches had great surf and South coast beaches were gentle and quite flat.

A car is not really necessary but we got so much more out of the holiday by having one.

A brilliant holiday experience and we will return soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great villa in an amazing , spacious and very well maintained complex.

  • 4 of 5

Loved the improvements to the patio from last year. So much more space and the new patio furniture was so comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We have had the pleasure of staying here a few times now and we always said we would never go back to the same place twice! This says it all really! A lovely place to stay, the accommodation is perfect as is the surrounding gardens and pool area. Local bars and restaurants are a 10 minute walk down the hill. Stephanie and Bill have always been so helpful with all our bookings and everything has always gone so smoothly. Thanks for a perfect holiday.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything was great

  • 5 of 5

This lovely house was everything we expected. The area is great, the pool was perfect - some days we were the only ones there. The house was spotless and midweek we even had maids come by with fresh towels.

Our communication with the owners was also very good.

We highly recommend this house, the owners and the caretaker.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Hotel Belavista
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Lagos West
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Restaurant O Aquario
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Praia da Luz
Car: not necessary

Praia da Luz is a Village with a famously beautiful Blue Flag beach & sea front, located 5 kilometres from the larger town of Lagos. There are many superb restaurants offering a range of well-priced food, beach cafes, bars, cash machines, a bank, medical centre and supermarkets - the nearest and most interesting being 10 minutes walk away.

The beach is gorgeous, sandy and flat with large cliffs to the left, and is half a mile wide. Water sports available in the summer months. Beach sun beds and parasols can be hired for a small fee. A promenade running the length of the beach is fringed with palm trees and various cafes.

There are many good golf courses close to Praia de Luz the nearest two being Boavista and Parque de Floresta which are amongst the best in Europe.

The sand-duned beaches on the west coast, 45 minutes drive, provide brilliant surfing and parascending. Lively club scene in Lagos -10-20 euros in a taxi.

Soothing relaxation can be had at the spa, a five-minute drive away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $304.68

We are happy to negotiate short and long stays, with discounts.

Full rent is payable 8 weeks prior to arrival date.
The deposit is returned after checking for breakages etc. and safe return of keys.
Cancellations - deposit returned if booking cancelled 12 weeks prior to arrival.

Check out time 10 AM, Check in not before 3 p.m. but we can be flexible

Do contact us if you would like to stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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