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Private heated pool

Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Casa Oleander is a modern, 4 bedroom villa situated within the new, exclusive Mar da Luz development in Porto Dona Maria, between Burgau and Praia da Luz. The villa offers luxury in relaxed surroundings and is ideal for both families and couples seeking peace and quiet, yet is still within easy distance of the cosmopolitan and vibrant town of Lagos, or the sleepy old fishing villages of Luz and Burgau.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach 500 m
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Faro 80 km, Nearest railway: Lagos 8 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Private outdoor pool (heated), Internet access, Sea view
Pool Private outdoor pool (heated)
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Luxury 4 bed villa with private pool - sleeps up to 8

Casa Oleander is built on two levels with the kitchen and living room areas and two bedrooms on the upper level and two bedrooms and a family room on the lower level.


Casa Oleander is built on two levels with the kitchen and living room areas and two bedrooms on the upper level and two bedrooms and a family room on the lower level.

Bedroom 1 is the master double bedroom, located on the lower level, has ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower and a separate walk-in dressing room. This spacious room benefits from a feature glass window covering the whole wall letting in the natural light but also allowing privacy

Bedroom 2 is on the lower level and comprises twin beds and ensuite bathroom

Bedroom 3 is on the upper level and comprises twin beds and ensuite with large walk-in shower with access to the garden.

Bedroom 4 on the upper level is a large double room with full ensuite bathroom with large bath and walk-in shower and 2 vanity sinks. This bedroom has sea views as well as access to the pool


All bedrooms have ensuite facilities. The facilities in Bedroom 3 can be accessed from the garden.

Living & Dining Area

The villa has recently been completed and is furnished to a very high standard with most rooms having a coloured feature wall in bright and modern colours. The living room and dining room area are open plan and offer spectacular views to the sea. There are full sliding patio doors off the living room and dining room allowing access to the long, narrow, modern swimming pool and terrace areas.

There is an additional family room on the lower level, at the end of the corridor, where children and adults alike can go to watch TV, play games etc in a relaxed and safe environment.

Kitchen & Utility

The kitchen can be open plan or closed off using the glass sliding doors and is stunning in black and white with black granite work surfaces. It is fully equipped to the highest standard with AEG appliances and also has doors leading off to a small decked area next to the pool.

The utility room is also located on the lower level and the usual mod cons such as washing machine, tumble drier etc can be found here out of the way.

We can provide cots and/or stairgates on request

There is a hairdryer in the property.

Bath towels and all linen are included in the rental.

Beach Towels provided by request and with a £10 deposit.

Pool heating available on request at a charge of £10 per week.

Further details outdoors

Casa Oleander has magnificent sea views from the front of the property as well as the back of the property. The very large enclosed garden at the back has been tastefully landscaped and allows views out to the famous black rock of Praia da Luz. The outside lower terrace has a BBQ and outdoor dining furniture for 8.

The landscaped gardens have shaded area and outside sun loungers

There is a roof terrace which again affords almost uninterrupted sea views along the coast to the bay of Praia da Luz and out to the vast Atlantic Ocean.

Pool Heating available on request at a cost of £10 per week.

Further details

A 25% deposit is required to secure the booking.

A security deposit is required.

Full payment is ideally due 60 days prior to booking start date.

Shorter Rental terms are available please email for details.

The Algarve region

The Algarve from the Arabic word meaning "the west" is the southernmost region of mainland Portugal. It has an area of 5,412 square kilometres with approximately 458,734 permanent inhabitants. The region coincides with the Faro District, and has as its administrative centre the city of Faro, where both the region's international airport at Faro (FAO) and public university (the University of the Algarve) are located. Tourism and related activities are extensive and make up the bulk of the Algarve's summer economy. Fish, seafood and fruit production, are other important activities in the region. The Algarve is the most popular tourist destination in Portugal, and one of the most popular in Europe. Its population triples in the peak holiday season thanks to a high influx of visitors, and receives an average of 7 million foreign tourists each year. In total, including national visitors, almost 10 million people visit the Algarve every year.

The myriad of opportunities provided by this location means you are within moments of two extremes; total peace and tranquillity for those times when nothing but chilling out will do, through to the best sports or shopping facilities with award winning developments offering you the best that the Algarve can provide.


March to October is warm with little rain in the south. With an average of 3,000 hours of sun per year, the south-facing coast of the Algarve is the sunniest, driest, and warmest part of the country. Tempered by the Atlantic Ocean means the summer heat rarely reaches the unpleasant levels sometimes found in other parts of the Mediterranean. Winters are mild and wet.

The Algarve: Long sandy beaches have brought mass tourist development to the area. The charms of the area may be overwhelmed, so it's best to skip the high season and the area from Faro to Albufeira.

Festivals: Carnival celebration is held in Lisbon in February or March

June: Santos Populares - 13th, 24th and 29th June. The celebration on 13th June is the largest, and all begin the previous evening. People hit each other over the head in the streets with plastic hammers.

July and August: Estoril Festival takes place in July and August


Porto Dona Maria is situated between the resorts of Praia da Luz and Burgau, 6 kilometres away from the main town of Lagos.

Porto Dona Maria is a private Resort set in a total area of 285.000 m2 of ecological/natural land. More that 40.000m2 of Porta Dona Maria is private sea front overlooking the Atlantic Ocean with fantastic views to Luz Bay and the entire coast line towards Lagos. Beautiful villas, town houses and apartments are all built in a traditional style to give you a great sense of being in the Algarve. A small café, restaurant as well as a pool restaurant complement the Resort whilst the wavy shaped swimming pool above the rocks is filled with salt water and offers extensive terraces.

Places to Visit

Lagos: With one of the largest bays on the Algarve, Lagos, is an attractive, bustling town conquered in the 8th century by the Moors who left behind fortifications, some of which can still be seen today. The centre of the town consists of pretty 18th and 19th century buildings. Cobbled streets and enchanting squares link the maize of thoroughfares creating an ambience of charm, culture and history in this captivating town. The citizens of Lagos continue to make their living from fishing giving the town a character and independence all of its own.

Lisbon: The likeable capital is a relaxed port, overlooked by a ruined castled. Whitewashed, cobbled streets form a labyrinth upon a hill, populated by fantastic architecture, and Art Nouveau shops and cafes. A statue of Christ stands by the river, arms outstretched, surveying the grand suspension bridge and river ferries. Travellers should visit the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, the Manueline complex that houses the tomb of Vasco da Gama, and the Gulbenkian Museum, home to a superb art collection.

Porto: At the mouth of the Douro River, this atmospheric city of tangled tiers reaching up from the river's north bank has more to offer than simply its port-producing suburb of Vila Nova de Gaia. Spectacular bridges span the wide river, contemporary art is on display at the Fundação de Serralves, and the old town bustles beside its riverbanks.

Estremadura and Ribatejo: Just north of Lisbon, these regions are home to a number of delights. Surfers should head to the Atlantic rollers at Enceira, those interested in religion should visit Alcobaça's twelfth-century monastery and Fátima's famous shrine, while geologists will want to explore the Grutas de Mira de Aire - a vast and extraordinary cave system.

Activities and Sports

Adjacent to the main reception area, the future pitch and put golf course with driving range and two tennis courts are currently under construction.

A fascinating walk of only 20 minutes on a rugged pathway along the Ocean will get you straight on the sandy beach + old part of Praia da Luz. A similar walk in the other Western direction will bring you to Burgau. While walking along the road into Praia da Luz you will find plenty of places to eat & drink.


Casa Orleander is ideally situated in an area blessed with many golf courses and for those who wish to travel a little further, there are over 20 prime courses to choose from, all within an hour's drive of Praia da Luz.

The most local courses to the villa are:

Boavista is only 3km away from the centre of Praia da Luz, This course poses a challenge for the more accomplished golfer.

Palmares one of the most scenic courses in the Algarve, is close to Lagos

Penina a championship course, is about 20 minutes drive away from Praia da Luz

Oceanico offer a range of courses from Arnold Palmer designed Oceanico Victoria course (home to the Portugal PGA Masters 2007-2009) and the Oceanico Faldo Course.

Arranging a golf holiday? for more details of the golf courses available near this property please see FG Golf

Other activities

The villa’s location is a great base from which to go exploring; guided mountain bike tours and walks take you to many different places of interest in the region. Alternatively hire a bike and explore by yourself or with the family.

The resort is also a short walk from an idyllic sea water pool with magnificent sea views.

Less than 15 minutes drive away: Close to the villa you will find a beach, sailing, water skiing, boat hire, wind surfing, fishing, flying, walking, cycling, horse riding, golf, tennis, sports centre, museum, zoo, theatre / cinema, restaurants.

Shopping and Souvenirs

Leather goods copper, ceramics, embroidery and tapestry, cork products, porcelain and china, crystal and glassware.


With over 200km of coastline, it’s not surprising that the fish and seafood are a staple part of the diet for people in the Algarve. The traditional Portuguese restaurants normally offer a large selection of fish dishes, one of which is almost certain to be grilled sardines. Also commonly on the menu are a range of omelettes, salads and some meat dishes. The prices are very reasonable, the food is good and the portions are generous. House wine, which is normally a local Portuguese wine, is also very good value and very drinkable! On average a 2-course meal for 2, including house wine, can cost less than €25. Obviously prices can vary enormously depending on location.

As well as restaurants serving traditional Portuguese food, the Algarve has a huge choice of restaurants serving food from across the world, Chinese, Indian, Italian and English being particularly popular. You will also find Tapas, Mexican, Thai, International Cuisine and Vegetarian (occasionally). Burgau and Praia da Luz have a good variety of restaurants, but the more traditional towns and villages will often just have a local Portuguese restaurant, or café-bar serving food.

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Review 1-5 of 5

28 Aug 2013


"Almost perfect family holiday"

Stayed for 10 days at Casa Oleander. A wonderful experience - house was first class and finished to a very high spec. Lovely service - groceries on arrival and the property was cleaned several times… More

31 Aug 2012


"Excellent villa for vacations."

Magnificent holiday. the villa is spectacular. well equipped, clean. You have all desired to spend unforgettable holidays. The attention given by the very good agency. In general everything is excelle… More

31 Aug 2012


"Best villa we have stayed in around Luz."

Other than a noisy water system which creaked and made strange 'loud' noises at all times day and night, the villa was almost faultless. New, spotlessly clean and well resourced. Beautiful garden and very secure.

15 May 2012


"Luxury villa"

We really enjoyed this luxury villa with beautiful garden and pool.
For shopping by car to the supermarket (Baptista) in Luz (5 minutes) or to the larger supermarket (Intermarche) in Lagos (20 minutes). In Luz, we had dinner in several small restaurants (hint: Pizzaria Delicia). On foot from the villa to Luz (along the sea) in 30 minutes.

13 Sep 2011


"Luxury property & fantastic value for money"

We rented this property in September 2011 and stayed there with our 3 grown up children. It is a luxury property in a private quiet location with a decent sea views and would highly recommend the property to ayone looking for a great value holiday in top quality accomodation spotlessly clean and we are fussy people!!!

Would definatley stay there again its 2-3 mins into town with some very good places to eat the best of which being The Dolphin, La Fontenza nice setting but food over priced.

Dealt with Bryony at FG Properties who was straight forward & good to deal with

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