Cottage in Praia da Luz, Western Algarve, Portugal - Located in the Village of Luz, 250m to Beautiful Beach of Praia da Luz, 100m to Shops
About Chris Newsome
We are a family whose children grew up holidaying in Luz. From our first visit we were hooked and bought Casa Canda after our second holiday in Luz. Our grandchildren are now following suit and love every visit.
Chris Newsome purchased this Cottage in 2001
Why Chris Newsome chose Luz
Casa Canda is a freehold private cottage, in a small terrace of cottages. It is centrally located within the village of Luz and very close to all amenities. It and has sea views and is set only 200m back from the main beach and promenade. Baptista's Supermarket - fully provisioned - is close at hand.
What makes this Cottage unique
In so far as we are aware, Casa Canda is the only 2 bedroomed villa, in Luz, to have its own private swimming pool.
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Just away from the hustle and bustle but within easy reach of the beach, restaurants and less than a minute from the supermarket. The villa was clean and comfortable and the pool was perfect. The balcony would benefit from an awning for al fresco dining but otherwise a well equipped.
The cottage is spotlessly clean. Everything you need is here. The location is great right in the heart of the village. Would really recommend.
We had a wonderful vacation at Casa Canda! Thanks so much to Chris and Ann and Laurinda. The villa was great - clean and bright with all the amenities you would need. Beds were very comfortable and the location to the market was extremely convenient. We had the pool heated which was an added bonus and it was used daily. Keeping the cover on when not in use definitely helped keep it warm. The town itself was amazing with the beautiful beach and many great restaurants. The hike up the hill over to Lagos is great - I ran it a few times. The locals were very friendly and helpful as well. We drove up to Odeceixe Beach and visited three more beaches from that point down the coast - all of them amazing. Can’t wait to come back, best vacation spot yet!
A very enjoyable holiday as always. The cottage is just perfect for the two of us. The location is just right for shopping and eating out and the beach.
A perfect base for relaxing and exploring.
Casa Canda is a gem of a cottage located perfectly for the beach and all that the town has to offer. Great views, clean as a whistle, comfortable beds, and a well-equipped kitchen. We were blessed with the weather over New Year, and made full use of the balcony, terrace and BBQ each day. Even the pool was used. Chris and Anne are generous with their tips for everything from eating and days out to car hire. We couldn't have asked for better service or accommodation.
Sad to be leaving after our 2nd stay at Casa Canda. Love everything about it. Wonderfull villa with everything you need. Fabulous location, walking distance to beach and some great restaurants. We will definitely be back
The glorious sandy beach of Praia da Luz is a 5 minute, 250m stroll away. Very safe for children, with the added attraction of rockpools at one end of the beach. In season, water sports are available, including banana rides, windsurfing and pedalos. There are also a number of horse riding centres in the Luz area, which cater for all ages and levels of skill.
Faro airport is approx. 55 min. drive with hire cars and taxis available. A new section of motorway(A22) opened in June 2003 connecting Faro to Lagos. Junction 1 is just 5 kms from the Cottage. Alternatively regular trains run between Faro and Lagos. The Cottage is just a 10 min. taxi from the train station at Lagos.
A car is not required but can be rented in the village for day trips to explore the Algarve. There is car parking available for guests at the rear of the Cottage.
The Cottage is well situated in the village of Praia da Luz - in a convenient location suitable for a family, beach, golf or walking holiday. The nearby resort of Parque de Floresta offers squash, archery, riding, a gym and a beauty salon. There are riding stables at Almadena offering rides in the unspoilt countryside. The market and fishing town of Lagos, with harbour, new marina, markets, restaurants and shops is only 5 km.
Praia da Luz has surprising facilities for a village. There are lots of restaurants, catering for all tastes, as well as bars, banks, post office, and even a cinema. Several supermarkets are tucked away in the back streets. The largest (Baptista) is close at hand. There is a 24 hour medical facility as well as dentists.