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Casa Cian - Luxury 8th Floor Apartment with Stunning 270° Sea Views

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Last updated: 03/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

2 bedroom duplex apartment, sleeps 4, 2 minutes to the beach, Satellite TV, WiFi

Casa Cian is a beautifully maintained and recently renovated 2 bedroom 8th floor duplex apartment in the Luztur Complex situated right in the centre of Luz, it is a 2 minute walk to the beach. As the end apartment in the tallest building in Luz it has the most stunning panoramic view from sunrise to sunset in all of Luz.

The upstairs level consists of 2 bedrooms (sleeps 4), both with sea views.. Plus a bathroom with state of the art shower unit .

Down stairs is the kitchen, spacious living room and large balcony area. The kitchen at the entrance is fully fitted with all mod cons and makes maximum use of the available space. It is bright and airy.

The living room is spacious, warm and welcoming with an open fire for winter months, it has a L shaped settee, subdued lighting and a large oval shaped dining table leading on to the balcony. Freesat Satellite TV / DVD / Wi-Fi access / iPod docking station

The balcony is large with an overhanging area for sunbathing.

Praia da Luz area: Praia da Luz meaning beach of light is a former fishing village and despite development over the years it has lost none of it's charm or character. There are plenty of good restaurants in Luz, especially sea food. And the beach itself is beautiful for an early morning or evening stroll.

Lagos is the nearest town. It has lots of history and is well worth a visit. It benefits from a strong summer sun with a cooling breeze. Spring and Autumn weather is glorious with warm fresh days and balmy evening breezes.
Lagos is an old Moorish port. It has a more lively night life than Luz and has plenty of good restaurants to choose from. It has a daily indoor market selling fresh fish and vegetables and you will enjoy just strolling along it's old narrow cobbled streets or the new tastefully developed Marina, offering boat trips to visit the famous grottos and caves of Ponte de Piedade.

Praia da Luz area: The beach and pace of life make it ideal for a very relaxing holiday. From the atmospheric Fortaleza overlooking the rugged cliffs, you can stroll along the promenade towards the beautiful beach, and enjoy a coffee along the way in one of the many small sea front restaurants.

There are a good choice of restaurants in Luz and if you like seafood, you won't be disappointed.
There are also good cafes/restaurants and take-aways that are reasonably priced. There is a very good Portuguese run restaurant on the beach itself which is not overly priced.

There are now 2 local supermarkets right beside the apartment, a recently opened SPAR in the same block, you simply take the elevator downstairs. It has a good choice of products and is good value.The other supermarket is Baptista's which is just across the road from the apartment.

Casa Cian and Luz: The sunrises are stunning, rising over the sea at the far end of the beach. From here I can watch the fishing boats come in as the fishermen wrap up another nights catch. At sunset I can sit out and enjoy the warm glow of the evening light on Rocha Negra, literally translated ‘Black Cliff’, the cliff at the far end of the beach which was formed from volcanic activity.
Luz is ideally suited to both the independent traveller who wants to explore, hike and cycle, but equally it is a quieter family resort catering to kids.

It really has everything you need close at hand, and if you play Golf, you have a choice of several courses close by and great deals in winter time.

I would highly recommend Luz as an all year round destination, with 3000 hours of sunshine per annum, the equivalent to California, how can you go wrong.
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/21/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 8
  • Elevator : Elevators on streel level

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Car Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double


  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • Both bedroom have stunning sea views and are bright and well ventilated. Fans are provided in both bedrooms although from experience August, which can get particularly hot is the only month that they may be needed....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Casa Cian has a luxury bathroom with a state of the art shower unit with overhead shower, vertical sprays and a foot massage spray....moreless

Other Amenities

  • * Wireless internet access. * FreeSat Satellite with 110 Channels, BBC, ITV, More 4, Kids Channels etc. * DVD player. * Fully stocked Honesty Bar * iPod docking station. * Large patio with table and chairs, overhanging area with 2 sun loungers. * Picnic/beach blanket, picnic cool-box and freezer packs. * Two Trek self inflating comfy mats for sunbathing on the beach. * All towels provided, Bath and Beach. * Weekly linen and towel change provided. * Binoculars provided....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    TV stations can be watched via a HDMI cable on your iPad or Laptop. ...moreless


  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    The dining table is a large oval shaped glass table with ample room for 6 people although 4 is usually the norm....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Basic Soaps
  • Elevator:

    Elevators on streel level...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    An open fireplace is in the living room for those cooler winter months should you want to use it.Fuel can be bought in the local supermarket downstairs....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    If you bring your iPad or Laptop you will have full 4G Internet access throughout access throughout the apartment which is complimentary....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All bed linen provided and a change of Linen can be requested if you are on a 2 week stay....moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking:

    There is ample parking off street just next to the apartment. It can accommodate RV'S....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath, Kitchen and Beach towels are provided....moreless

  • Tumble Dryer:

    There is no electric clothes dryer but there is a fixed clothes dryer on the balcony where clothes will dry very rapidly....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    French Press coffee plunger is provided for that early morning kick....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    All cooking utensils are provided....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plates, cups, espresso cups, Pasta bowls, cereal bowls.Everything you might need....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you might need, Induction Hob, toaster, kettle, Blender, Juice machine, coffee grinder, French Press coffee maker. Salt, pepper, spices....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Salt, Pepper, spices are provided....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Induction Hob for maximum efficiency, it heats up very quickly, as does the oven so cooking is fast and easy....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Large balcony with 270 degree views from Sunrise to Sunset. There is ample space to dine and an overhanging area for sunbathing.,...moreless

  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Patio

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional

Property Descriptor

  • Semi-Detached


Write a review 4.8
from 26 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$54 $54
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$380 $1,202

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$71 $81
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$494 $1,627

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

Early Summer
May 1 - May 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$77 $77
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$537 $1,627

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$77 $87
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$537 $2,148

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

Jul 1 - Jul 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$98 $103
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$597 $2,495

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$116 $116
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$814 $3,255

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
$494 $922

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • No additional mandatory fees


The above prices are for two people. The cost of each additional person (adult or children older than 6) is EUR 10 per night.

Any Monthly rate is negotiable and can be as low as €23 a night ( €700 a month). Send me an e-mail for an immediate quote.

Rates advertised can often be lower depending on season and volume of Bookings taken for any particular month. Contact me for an up to date quote.

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Last updated: 03/21/2017
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70 Kilometres
Nearest Airport

Praia da Luz is a small sleepy traditional Portuguese village just 5km from the historical town of Lagos which is the major town in the area. It is one of those hidden gems of places that unlike other resorts has so much more to offer, from breathtaking cliff walks to a beautiful south facing sheltered bay, a choice of very good restaurants, an old fort, the atmospheric Restaurant Fortaleza overlooking the rugged cliffs, and the remains of an ancient Roman Ruins.

Nestled in a cove which was formerly a small fishing village Luz has grown over the past 30 years that I have been visiting, it has now extended back from the ocean with many new tasteful developments, from Villas and Apartments in town to beach front studios. Further along the coast there are a number of quieter beaches, and beach bars until you reach the most south westerly point in Europe, in Sagres, the stunning cliff tops of Cabo de San Vicente.

Golf: There are numerous golf courses within easy reach of Luz in either direction. The apartment is ideally suitable for golfers as it is perfectly located within easy access to numerous courses.There is plenty of room in the apartment for clubs. With over 30 courses in the region there are plenty to choose from. Here is a list of a few close by : 1- PALMARES GOLF- 2km east of Lagos - 18 Holes - par 71. This course has views of the bay & historical town as well as Monchique mountains to the north, using its natural resources to maximum advantage. 2 - BOAVISTA GOLF - 18 Holes - par 71. This impressive championship course offers a number of tee options, challenging for all levels of golfers with the ocean visible from most of the holes. Water comes into play on 5 holes. 3 - PENINA GOLF - 18 Holes - par 73. This championship course was the first built in the Algarve in 1966 and has hosted the Portuguese Open many times. 4 - PARQUE DA FLORESTA - This westernmost course in the Algarve features a challenging layout amid the rolling hills of the Costa Vincentina Nature Reserve. 5 - ALTO GOLF CLUB - 18 Holes - par 72. Designed by Sir Henry Cotton with gentle rolling fairways and scenic views of the Monchique Mountains. 6 - VILAMOURA GOLF - This resort offers a total of 5 golf courses offering variety, value and challenge for all levels of golfers.


Owner info

About the owner: Originally from Dublin, I worked on cruise ships as a photographer for 15 years and Praia da Luz was always my first port of call when I was home.I lived in Luz for 4 years from 1986 - 1990 running a bar there and I have been visiting now for 27 years. I am currently living in Dublin but escape 3 or 4 times a year to what I consider my little piece of paradise. It is great to be able to share this with others.

Why the Owner Chose Luz, Portugal:
My father retired here in 1987, we looked at a few apartments to buy but once we saw the view from here that was it. We knew we would never get better. The location is perfect, it is right in the heart of the village and just a few minutes walk to the beach. There are 2 supermarkets in the immediate vicinity and a good choice of restaurants and coffee shops.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Stunning 270 degree views from Sunrise to Sunset..The balcony holds the light all day long and there is nothing more magical than sitting out at dusk and watching the fading light of day on Rocha Negra in front of you. You also have the same sea view from both bedrooms. As it is the end apartment it is very bright with light pouring into every room. I have maximised this by putting in new windows, frosted glass front door and bedroom doors. The apartment has been completely upgraded over the years. It is a very quiet block with most owners having bought their apartments as holiday homes for their own occasional use. So mostly the only sounds you will hear are the waves breaking down below. Oh and the seagulls flying past.

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Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/21/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Balcony view with Barbecue.

    Balcony view with Barbecue.

  • Living room ....

    Living room ....

  • Sunrise view from the balcony and bedrooms

    Sunrise view from the balcony and bedrooms

  • Living Room View towards Balcony 8am

    Living Room View towards Balcony 8am

  • Kitchen viewed from entrance

    Kitchen viewed from entrance

  • Bathroom


  • Nautically Themed Honesty Bar & Mini Bar Fridge

    Nautically Themed Honesty Bar & Mini Bar Fridge

  • Sunset view from the balcony and both bedrooms

    Sunset view from the balcony and both bedrooms

  • Moonlight over Luz from the balcony

    Moonlight over Luz from the balcony

  • Master Bedrooms with sea view

    Master Bedrooms with sea view

  • Rocky Beach Luz

    Rocky Beach Luz

  • Fortaleza Restaurant Luz

    Fortaleza Restaurant Luz

  • Sunrise from the balcony 7.10 am Feb 22nd 2017.

    Sunrise from the balcony 7.10 am Feb 22nd 2017.

  • Nightime Living Room view towards entrance

    Nightime Living Room view towards entrance

  • Kitchen at Entrance

    Kitchen at Entrance

  • Bedroom 2 with sea views

    Bedroom 2 with sea views

  • Front Door - Stable door - Outside & Inside

    Front Door - Stable door - Outside & Inside

  • Luz Beach at sunset

    Luz Beach at sunset

  • Beach at Lagos

    Beach at Lagos

  • Casa Cian from Spar shop in complex

    Casa Cian from Spar shop in complex

  • Church in Luz from the balcony

    Church in Luz from the balcony

  • Sagres Sunset - 25 min drive from Luz

    Sagres Sunset - 25 min drive from Luz

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