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Detached Villa with Large Pool, aircon and wifi in Praia da Luz, Algarve

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Self-catering rental - 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (all en-suite), sleeps 6-8

Casa Alimas is licensed by Câmara Municipal de Lagos (the local council) as meeting all requirements of the Alojamento Local (AL) legislation for holiday rental properties. Registration number: 3890/AL.

This spacious detached holiday villa is set in a peaceful location, a short walk from the centre of Praia da Luz and the beach. The 3 bedrooms (one double and two twins) usually accommodate up to six people, but can comfortably accommodate eight people. New bathroom and shower room added (2012), so each bedroom now has ensuite facilities.

A spiral staircase, with child gates, leads upstairs to the large, fully equipped kitchen and the lounge/dining room. Three sets of patio doors lead onto the broad balcony with beautiful views over Luz and the Atlantic Ocean.

The large 10m x 5m swimming pool is walled for privacy with areas for sunbathing on all sides. The gardens are well stocked with flowers and fruit trees. An almond grove in front of the villa adds to the sense of peace and privacy. Fully equipped, including Air Con, broadband wifi, Satellite TV ( UK channels), DVD, VCR, CD/Radio/iPod player, telephone, dishwasher etc. Ideal for family holidays. Private parking for three cars.

Praia da Luz is developing into a busy resort in the peak summer, but Casa Alimas offers a peaceful position accessible along a cobbled lane in the centre of Luz. The beach, shops and restaurants are all within 10 minutes walk of the villa. There are many good restaurants in Luz and even more in Lagos. The beach is protected by the famous 'Black Rock' headland and is very popular with the Portuguese. There are many quieter beaches within a short drive. The local villa management company can arrange many local leisure activities for you, such as tennis, water sports and horse riding.

Lagos and the Algarve: Between Luz and Lagos there are spectacular caves and grottos, accessible from land at Ponta da Piedade or by sea from various boat trips out of Lagos. The historic town of Lagos is just 10 minutes drive from the villa and has a wide range of good shops and restaurants. The main street fronts onto the river and the elegant marina.

There are numerous beaches both to the East and the West of the villa. Other attractions include Zoo Marine - a seaworld park; Family Water Parks; Lagos Zoo (a small but very attractive zoo); Monchique and the hills, Cape St. Vincente ('The end of the World'); and the wilder West Coast. The nearest golf course is at the new Boavista resort just outside Praia da Luz. There are numerous other courses all along the Algarve.

Booking Information: Bookings for Casa Alimas are managed in the UK - send us an enquiry via holiday-rentals in the first instance after checking the availability chart. You can complete a Booking Form on our website (see below for link), we will then send you a booking offer with full terms and details. We can reserve the dates for a few days while you check/book flights, then your booking will be confirmed on payment of a 25% deposit. During your stay, a local villa management company is on hand to deal with any queries you may have.

More Details

Geoff Penn
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Sam, Norfork: 'First time to Portugal and to a villa. Alimas passed all expectations. The kids loved the pool, and we enjoyed the peace and quiet, along with the views. The surrounding beaches were great and not busy, would go again, no problems.' Andrew, Leeds: 'The villa was superbly located; close enough to walk into a village with all amenities but far enough away from traffic & beach noise to enjoy quiet seclusion. Villa had everything we needed and several days we were happy spending all day just going in and out of the pool !' Angela, Kings Lynn: 'We stayed at this gorgeous villa, the last week of June and first week of July. The villa is totally stunning, with beautiful views of the ocean from the upper balcony and the newly added air conditioning was great. Having your own pool is such a bonus, and I think every day of our stay we had at least one dip ! Praia de Luz is a lovely quiet town, with lots of great restaurants and some lovely shopping boutiques.'
Nov 2007
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Luz Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 (Ensuite for 2nd Bedroom) 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Fully upgraded in 2012 with direct access from 2nd bedroom.
    Bathroom 3 (Ensuite for 3rd Bedroom) - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 (Ensuite for 1st Bedroom) - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Completely refurbished in 2014 with spacious walk in shower.
  • Each bedroom now has access to its own bathroom, with a new ensuite built for bedroom 3; the main bathroom converted so it has an entrance directly from bedroom 2 and the bathroom for bedroom 1 fully modernised with a walk in shower in addition to a bath. Each bathroom has heated towel rails and room heaters.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 1st Bedroom - 1 double , with ensuite bathroom.
    Large 2nd Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Plus Sofa/Bed to make 2 extra singles, ensuite bathroom.
    3rd Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , with shower room.
  • Flexible sleeping accommodation to cater for various family combinations: the large 2nd bedroom has two single beds plus a bed settee comprising 2 single beds - both with fully sprung mattresses. There is room to leave these extra beds made up, making a useful family room for four people. An extra divan single bed can be placed in any of the rooms. Bed linen (duvets) and towels provided (not beach/swimming towels). A cot can be provided (check availability please). Each of the three bedrooms has fitted wardrobes with plenty of hanging and storage space. All bedrooms are air conditioned, have their own ensuite bathroom or shower room and have patio doors with access to the terrace and the swimming pool.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
A split cooling/heating air conditioning system is provided in the living rooms/bedrooms, providing a pleasant environment in both hot and cold conditions. Child gates and safety rail on the spiral staircase. Older guests are welcome, although of course the property is on two floors. The stairs are quite easy to negotiate and there are grab rails in the bathrooms. Marina the maid visits each weekday afternoon to clean, look after the linen and towels and to care for the garden. The spacious upstairs balcony has a built in charcoal barbecue. The entertainment facilities in the lounge includes a widescreen TV, satellite TV showing basic UK channels, a DVD and VCR. There is an iPod speaker system and a stereo radio/CD/Cassette player. Wireless Broadband Internet Access available.


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Detached Villa with Large Pool, aircon and wifi in Praia da Luz, Algarve
average rating of 4.875 based on 17 reviews

Casa Alimas

  • 5 of 5

Casa Alimas is a lovely villa with lovely views of the country and sea. The pool was one of the biggest we have had and although unheated it was fine once you got in. You do not need to hire a car if you just want to walk into town as the villa is about a 10 minute walk if that from the nearest restaurants. However if you or any of your party have mobility problems then I would advise you to get a car as the road to the villa is all cobblestone and uneven and when wet can be a bit slippery. The beach was lovely and very well maintained. The villa is clean, well maintained and Marina the cleaner was excellent. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Well equipped villa - excellent value for money

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Casa Alimas for 1 week recently. We found it to have all the necessary facilities to have an excellent holiday. The bedrooms were spacious each with their own, what appear to be, new en-suite bathrooms. The kitchen was well stocked with all kinds of cooking utensils which we enjoy because we like to put the odd meal together. The pool is a real treat with plenty of shade in the afternoons for pale folk like me. There is a really good barbecue which we used a few times and had some great meals overlooking the sea from the upper patio. It is also a short walk into the town although a bit steep coming back and a bit rough underfoot in parts. The customer service from both the owner and the on site management was excellent and overall I couldn't really fault the place. I would have awarded 5 stars if the bath towels had been bigger and the pillows and bedding better quality however all in all I would heartily recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely villa, well presented, clean. we enjoyed our stay immensely. Even the steep hill up to the villa was regarded as necessary exercise !!

Maid service and villa management was very good.

Only minor problems with TV service (which we were made aware of) and the cooker looked past its best.

That said, we would not hesitate to recommend the villa.

All the bars and restaurants we went to were good to great, and we would recommend Onda Luz, Chicca's and Alloro.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your very positive review, Keith. With regard to the TV service, just to clarify for other potential guests - most satellite services carrying UK TV channels were switched off early in 2014 affecting everyone in the Algarve. Our short term solution is a IPTV box (streaming over the Internet) and this has not been without problems, which we hope to solve before next season. With regard to the cooker - this is not at all old, but I will review it on my next visit.
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A good choice for a family holiday

  • 4 of 5

Casa Almias is a fairly private villa with a lovely garden, which we found quite peaceful during our stay, although there is a cockerel in the allotment behind the villa. The view from the balcony is great and the villa is well located for walking in to Luz, although the walk back is uphill along an uneven road.

The new bath & shower rooms are nicely done, although the access through the wardrobe to the bathroom did raise a smile and the towels had seen better days. I hope that the ensuite to the master bedroom will be given the same treatment as the others soon.

The kitchen is a reasonable size and reasonably well kitted out, although it did lack any facility to make a real cup of coffee, not that this was promised!

The owner provided good service and all dealings were easy, prompt and professional with no disputes.

Luz seems very popular with Brits and has plenty of restaurants. We liked the Fortaleza, A Concha and Chicca's.

We regularly take villa holidays in Europe and we think it woudl be fair to describe Casa Alimas as comfortable rather than "luxury", hence the 4/5.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Villa for Old and Young!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa Alimas for a week in November and enjoyed beautiful weather everyday. The villa was ideal both for the children and our elderly parents. The spiral staircase between the two floors has wide shallow steps and handrails both sides, so was not a problem for the grandparents. The kids loved the pool - which I didn't think we'd be able to use in November (although it felt chilly when you first got in! The villa was spotless and the maid was lovely - her English is very good. Although we had a hire car, we left it parked most of the time and were able to walk into the village for shops and restaurants. We all had a lovely relaxing holiday and we hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous villa in excellent location

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at this villa in August (4 adults, 1 teenager and an 11 year old). The villa is in a beautiful secluded spot surrounded by similar villas with plenty of trees for privacy. The villa is extremely comfortable and well equipped with a wonderful size pool (although quite deep so be careful with younger children). For me the balcony upstairs was the best feature, with fantastic views over Luz bay and the perfect spot to read a book in peace or enjoy a family BBQ. Marina the housekeeper made regular visits and the villa was spotless and tidy, as was the pool. Luz is within easy walking distance and Lagos a 10 min drive if you want more choice of bars/restaurants but we did find that the Portuguese restaurants all had the same menu which got a little boring. The Bull in Luz serves English food which was very enjoyable and excellent value. I would definitely go back to Casa Alimas! The Thomas & Swift Families

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Faro Airport
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Boavista Golf Resort
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Exit 1 on the A22
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Onda Luz Restaurant
Nearest Beach
600 Metres
Praia da Luz
Car: recommended

Praia da Luz is a family resort in the Western Algarve, just outside the attractive town of Lagos. The Blue Flag beach at Luz is a ten minute walk from the villa. At one end of the beach the Black Rock dominates the bay, with its remnants of volcanic activity. At the other end there are rock pools. In between there's a long stretch of golden sand. The paved promenade has a small number of shops and cafés along its length. There are plenty of restaurants in Luz and a good supermarket - all within 10 minutes walk from the villa. With the opening of the A22 motorway, it's a 50 minutes to drive from Faro Airport. Luz is an ideal location to enjoy the local beaches or to explore the rest of the Algarve. The historic town of Lagos, with its wide selection of shops, restaurants and its marina, is just a short ten minute drive away. In the other direction, it's a thirty minute drive to the 'end of the World' at Cape St. Vincent (Cabo de São Vicente).


Rates & Availability

Luz Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Summer 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
Early Autumn 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
Late Autumn 2017
Sep 23 2017 - Nov 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
Winter Late 2017
Nov 4 2017 - Dec 29 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
New Year Winter 2018
Dec 30 2017 - Mar 16 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
Early Spring 2018
Mar 23 2018 - Apr 13 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
Late Spring 2018
Apr 14 2018 - Jun 15 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
Early Summer 2018
Jun 16 2018 - Jul 13 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
Peak Season Summer 2018
Jul 14 2018 - Aug 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
Early Autumn 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 21 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $131.16

The Changeover day is usually Saturday, but we can be flexible. Rates shown above are for 7 nights. Additional nights pro rata. Min. booking is 5 nights. Prices are for up to six persons, inclusive of maid service.
For occupancy over 6 persons a small supplement of £35 per extra person per week is payable. Broadband Internet is now provided to guests free of charge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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