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Estrella da Luz

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 9 reviews

Apartment | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

******All you could want in one location availability still from the 24th August 2014*******

**** View online Video's of the apartment and resort at our website by following the listed link below****

This fabulous penthouse apartment, (just 200 meters from the beach in the beautiful seaside village of Praia da Luz), is part of the award winning Estrela da Luz four star resort. It has been awarded the coveted CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE from Trip Advisor for 2013 , The apartment has c.160m2 of space including three balconies with sliding patio doors covered by automatic shutters leading to large south facing terrace with sea views and which also overlook the resort pools and mature gardens, with seating for 6 getting the sun until sunset. Accommodation includes a double bedroom with en-suite and two twin bedrooms (three separate bathrooms in total) with an additional mezzanine bedroom area off the living area containing a sofa bed which could sleep one extra adult or two children under 12.

The private resort of Estrela da Luz has gained an impressive reputation for its outstanding quality, exceptional facilities and value for money and has become a much sought after location for an enjoyable holiday in the Western Algarve - as featured on Channel 4's 'A Place in the Sun'.

The kitchen is a modern fitted kitchen fully integrated with hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, and dishwasher, microwave and is fitted with top of the range brand name appliances, with utensils for 8 or more people and a huge living / dining area.

Each of the 4 bedrooms has fully fitted, remote controlled, air-conditioning - a must for the summer months

This apartment has everything you could possibly want in holiday accommodation. The stunning, light filled double height living room, which has been beautifully furnished for the owners use, allows you to live in exceptional comfort and has a flat screen TV with a full range of satellite channels (BBC, UTV sky etc.), DVD player and Mini sound system. Our flatscreen TV takes PC input and you have free internet in the apt,so bring along your laptop or ipad (free) There is a lift from the basement car-park or ground floor. Access to the resort is controlled by electronic gates and has 24 hour security with cameras constantly monitoring the resort and surrounding area.

A 5 minute walk to the lovely promenade leads down to the white sandy Praia da Luz beach, which is sheltered by sandstone cliffs, fringed by rock pools and offers a wide range of water sports, and beach cafés. The large beach is idea for families. The area is a golfer's paradise with 3 top class courses within 30 minutes with discounted green fees available.

You will also be amazed by the resorts range of facilities which include 2 outdoor heated pools, indoor heated pool, kid's pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, spa treatment rooms, fully equipped gym, restaurant, bars, There is a separate activity area with basketball / 5-a-side court, tennis court and kids playground. There is a kids club during the summer which has been a great success and keeps the kids active and amused with activities for all ages. The kids club is separate from the pools/gardens so the resort is great for those without kids too with plenty of peaceful areas. Other features of the apartment include electric shutters which keep it cool by day. There is under-floor heating which is cozy in winter, and, with the south-facing aspect of the terrace, and access to the indoor pool and gym, our apartment has also proven particularly popular for off-season rentals. basement parking, local and satellite TV, with cleaning and maid service during your stay if requested The reception staffs are very helpful and can organize activities such as golf, horse riding, etc at discount rates. Meia Praia, and the 2 main local golf clubs Boavista and Palmares. Luz is an ideal location if you play golf with 3 excellent courses within 30 minutes and many more beyond.

The Estrela health and beauty salon in the complex offer a wide range of Elemis treatments for the face and body. You can also treat yourself to a manicure, pedicure or a relaxing massage.

The Hugo Beaty Cafe and Bar (part of the resourt) serves great food and drinks all day along with a Pool-side bar with all-day food in summer, The Steve Davis clubroom with it's championship pool table is another addition to this amazing complex.

As well as the free wifi internet acces in your apartment Internet access is also available at the reception and Hugo Beatty bar on-site - there is a booth with 2 PCs and in the bar you can use your own laptop to wireless link. (there are alos at least three internet cafes in the village within five minutes walk)

The Hugo Beaty Café & Bar serves food from breakfast to light bites, daily specials and freshly prepared sandwiches. In the evening it transforms into a chic bar and with an extensive selection of wines and beers offering a great place to relax. At the rear of the bar is a games room where you can play pool, the gaming machines, cards or watch live sport.

The magnificent Boa vista golf club is a 5 min drive away, Palmares and Parque da Floresta 15 min and Pennina just 20 mins away. Zoo marine and Lagos zoo are also easily accessible

Other activities available are surfing, sailing, fishing, wind-surfing, golf, swimming, cycling, horse riding, water skiing, walking, mountain biking,

Access to pools, gymnasium, tennis and health facilities are free to you. Tennis coaching, golf , sailing, surfing and scuba diving can be arranged, at a reasonable charge, through reception. There is also a kids club which runs during the English school holidays (July-end Aug).

Everyone that has been to stay at this new apartment so far has had a brilliant time in Luz and Lagos. There's so much to do there, but even if you just want to relax in the apartment and use the resort facilities you won't be disappointed.

The family friendly resort Estrela da Luz resort is located right in the beach side village of Luz and so everything is on your doorstep - restaurants, bars, shops and of course the beach is within 200m. The Praia da Luz beach is a beautiful sandy bay shaded by cliffs to the east and smooth rock outcrop to the west. Great waves for body boarding and plenty of restaurants and cafes within easy reach. The village itself is an old fishing village which has retained its old style charm. The atmosphere is always relaxed and the locals are very hospitable. There is a great selection of restaurants with seafood and other specialties.

There are three supermarkets within walking distance, the smallest (like a centra) less than minute walk and the larger Spar and Baptista less than 10 minutes walk. offers daily fresh vegetables as well as an in-house bakery, Baptista will also deliver your food. Lots of take-way options too. Fish market in Luz is in the mornings 9-12; In Lagos there is a fantastic all-day fresh fish market, well worth a visit even just to look at!

A bank, post office and excellent medical centre with in 2 minutes walk of the resourt ensure you have access to all essential services if required.

The port town of Lagos is just 10 minutes drive away (c.€15 taxi)or 1.60 euro each on the bus each way, with its Modern Marina offering sea fishing and dolphin watching and old town center which has a huge variety of shops, restaurants and bars. Lagos is lively and great to visit at night for food, drink and a stroll through the cobble streets. The shops are great for presents and souvenirs especially local ceramics and jewelery.

Please visit our website ouralgarve dot c.. to see video of this apartment , the resort and facilities online and to be able to download a printable brochure.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Praia da Luz 200 m
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Faro 80 km, Nearest railway: Lagos 10 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Private outdoor pool (heated), Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property, Sea view
Pool Shared indoor pool, Private outdoor pool (heated), Shared outdoor pool (heated), Children's pool
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Fax machine, Pool or snooker table, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (heated), Shared outdoor pool (heated), Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, Private tennis court, Bicycles available, Climbing frame
Access Secure parking
Further details

The 24 h complex reception personnel will meet you on arrival and will provide keys and information pack

Changeover days are flexible and we will try to fit in with your best flight dates

I also have at my disposal, the use of more apartments in this complex, to cater for large numbers of golfers. Interested golfing groups should contact the owner directly for special rates for apartments and golf courses. Tee times can be arranged and bus transfers organised.

The Algarve region

Situated on Portugal's southern coast the Algarve is considered to be one of the best locations in Europe for a beach holiday having over has over 161km of coastline and sandy beaches towering cliffs, secluded coves and colorful fishing villages transformed into popular holiday resorts, each offering first class facilities, The Algarve boasts over 300 sunny days a year and is renowned for its superb hospitality. Perfect for all types of holidaymaker, especially families

The Western Algarve has it all: sun, sand and sea. Add in the warmth and friendliness of the local people, their wonderful, simple food and wines and the inspiringly beautiful scenery all around you, and you have the perfect place to chill out, relax and taste the good life!

Luz

The Private resort of Estrela da Luz resort is located right in the beachside village of Luz and so everything is on your doorstep - restaurants, bars, shops and of course the beach is within 200m.

The village with its genuine friendly, relaxed holiday atmosphere and offers everything from modest shopping facilities, a variety of excellent restaurants offering both Portuguese and International cuisine, bars as well as a safe, sandy beach offering a variety of water sports. The beach has its own Blue Flag as well as full time life guards on duty.

Beach bar cafes over looked by the famous black cliff and is only a 5 minute stroll from the apartment. In addition there are several other beaches a short 5 - 10 minute drive from Luz. Meia Pria which runs in front of Lagos which boasts an amazing 4 kilometer stretch of white sand, There is a wind surfing centre on the beach as well as many restaurants; Dona Anna, Porto de Mos, Camillo, Salema and Burgau are all more favourites. These are family friendly with excellent facilities. A little further one can visit the west cost with its wild and beautiful beaches. The enormous waves on these beaches make them extremely popular with surfers.

The town of Lagos is just 10 minutes drive away (€6 taxi) with its marina and old town centre which has a huge variety of shops, restaurants and bars. Lagos is lively and great to visit at night for food, drink and a stroll through the cobble streets. The shops are great for presents and souvenirs especially local ceramics and jewellery.

The area is a golfer’s paradise with 3 top class courses within 30 minutes. Everyone that has been to stay at this new apartment so far has had a brilliant time in Luz and Lagos. There's so much to do there, but even if you just want to relax in the apartment and use the resort facilities you won't be disappointed

Day Trips - Take a drive into the stunning green mountains of Monchique. The drive enjoys a stunning vista of sea and mountains bringing you to Foia at 900 meters which is the highest point in the Algarve. Visit Caldas de Monchique, the hot springs for which Monchique is famous. Try some chicken piri-piri for lunch washed down by some delicious Vino Verde. Head out of Lagos on the N125 towards Sagres taking a detour via Ponte de Piedade, a high rock formation hollowed out by the seas below. From there continue to Sagres and Cape Vincent the most westerly point in Europe with its fortress and superb views of the west coast. The Bravura is a man made lake, a beautiful and peaceful spot where you can relax and enjoy nature. It is certainly worth a drive to Vilo de Bispo and Aljiezur to visit the wild and beautiful beaches at Castelejo, Cordams, Odeceixe, Amonoriera Borderia and Amado. Take the exiting dolphin safari trip from the marina or the Bom Dia boat for an interesting and relaxing day trip

Golf information - 5min from Luz is the Howard Swan designed Boavista Golf Course. This is an 18 hole par 71 championship golf course situated overlooking the Atlantic and Lagos town. Its combination of design, location and the sheer variety of holes make this a great golf experience. Boavista also has the benefit of a driving range and a teaching academy. 15 minutes form Luz is the scenic and serene Palmaris course, an 18 hole par 72 that perfectly combs beach and mountain scenery. This is reflected by its links outward 9 and a hillier parkland back 9. Palmaris boasts what is generally agreed as being the most striking 1st hole in the Algarve. 20 minute drive from Luz is The legendary Penina course. This is the master work of legendary Henry Ccotton and is the first golf course to grace the algarve. This championship course has been 5 times host to the Portuguse open, a par 73, it requires length and accuracy to score well. Also a 20 minute drive is the new course of Mogado. This is a stunning par 72 with imaginative and challenging holes bring out the best in your golf. Another 20 minute drive will bring you to the superb Parque de Floresta golf resort. An 18 hole par 72 is laid out through hills and valleys which are blanketed by flowers in spring. It provides a good and attractive challenge with lakes and rivers to negotiate and with spectacular views of the Atlantic to the south side.

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Review 1-9 of 9

13 Aug 2014

5/5

"Fantastic apartment with superb views"

We had another fantastic holiday at Estrela da Luz. The apartment was extremely spacious, well furnished/ equipped and had superb views from the large balcony. The owner Padraic Carroll was very att… More

1 May 2014

5/5

"absolutely fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

From the moment we arrived , everything could not be faulted. the reception staff were very welcoming and helpful, the apartment C3F was huge and just faultless. sleeps 8, 3 bedrooms and sofabed, 3 ba… More

20 Sep 2013

5/5

"Fantastic apartments"

Stayed with my girlfriend for a week and was given an apartment on the 3rd floor......WOW!! A 3 bed (all on-suite) apartment with the master bedroom being on an upstairs floor. a 42" LG in the li… More

20 Aug 2013

5/5

"Fantastic Family Holiday"

We were delighted with our apartment, it was spacious, 3 full bedrooms and bathrooms, with a bed settee in a separate area (more or less 4 bedrooms).. We travelled as a family with 3 teenagers and 2 … More

8 Aug 2013

4/5

"Fab Holiday"

Stayed at Estrela Da Luz mid July for 2 weeks. Apartment great and full of mod cons. Beautiful complex, immaculate grounds, great reception desk and staff full of information and very helpful. 3 out… More

26 Jun 2013

5/5

"Excellent"

This place was great. We stayed in a 1 bed apartment, which was huge! lounge, dining area, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom with his and her sinks, 2 balconies! My other half used the gym everyday ( he isn&… More

8 Nov 2012

5/5

"Great Holiday"

This apartment is very spacious and accommodated a family of 6 (2 adults and 4 children) very comfortably. The kitchen is extremely well equipped from the dishwasher to pots and pans. It was very tidy… More

9 Sep 2012

5/5

"Fabulous resort - beautiful, spacious apartment"

Stayed in apartment C3F. 3 bedroomed, 3 bath/shower room apartment with loads of space. Great gym and outdoor and indoor pool. Easy walking distance into Luz which has 2 supermarkets and some lovely b… More

23 Jul 2012

5/5

"FANTASTIC"

Apartment had great views, was modern, spacious, comfortable & very clean with maid service 3 times a week and all mod cons - Fantastic.Gym - Fantastic, indoor pool - Fantastic, outdoor pools - Fantas… More

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