Estrela da Luz
Penthouse | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
This fabulous four bedroomed apartment in the Estrela da Luz complex is located in the charming village of Luz. The village itself has retained its quaintness and yet still provides all the services tourists and visitors require. Luz is only a short car drive away from the larger resorts such as Lagos, Alvor and Albufeira. The accommodation is only 200 metres from the beach at Praia da Luz. The location is second to none and the complex offers all that a four star resort would. The apartment has easy access to all amenities, including the local supermarket for provisions and there are many excellent restaurants for eating out . All the mod cons provide safety and peace of mind during your stay such as underground parking, electronic gates, intercoms, security and CCTV.
The apartment is fully furnished and even when at maximum occupancy is very spacious. Leading from the living room is a spacious balcony with stunning sea views, furnished with a table and chairs to enable you to dine al fresco. With two doubles and two twin bedrooms the apartment is ideal for families and groups, with plenty in the surrounding area to see and do during your stay. So whether its a family holiday, a golf trip or a much needed spa break, look no further....
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Praia da Luz 200 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro 80 km, Nearest railway: Lagos 5 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||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, DVD player, Staffed property, Sea view|
|Pool||Shared indoor pool, Children's pool|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Fax machine, Pool or snooker table, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking, Lift access|
|Further details indoors|
The apartment is furnished to a very high specification and is a home away from home. It is accessed by a lift from the basement car park or ground floor. The kitchen is a modern fitted kitchen with integrated appliances and with cutlery/crockery for 8 people. There is a balcony off the kitchen with seating for dining and the view from here is just as spectacular as the sea view from the front of the apartment. The living area is large and airy and leads out to another patio area with seating and fabulous sea views. The living room has an open plan seating and dining area and houses the flatscreen TV, DVD, Satelite Box and Hi-Fi system. Air conditioning is in all rooms and there is underfloor heating for the low season when the temperature can drop slightly. The bedrooms are large and airy and have plenty of storage space, three of which have sea views. Bathrooms have double sinks and showers and there is a bath in the en suite bathroom.
|Further details outdoors|
As there is so much to do in the complex and the surrounding area the apartment is perfect for all holidays no matter what time of the year. The Estrela complex houses a gym on site, 4 swimming pools (one indoor), an Elemis Spa, 2 pool side bars, Hugo Beatty Bar/Cafe, Tennis and Basketball courts, Football pitch, Playground, Internet Access, Kids club, Babysitting, landscaped gardens and a 24 hour reception. Shops, supermarkets, chemist, opticians, health store, beach side cafes, restaurants, take-aways, dentist and doctors surgery are all within walking distance of the property. Outdoor pursuits include golf, surfing, sailing, fishing, horse-riding, walking, mountain biking, wind-surfing, tennis and boating. The beach is only a 5-10 minute walk away and is sheltered by the striking cliffs. The resort is family friendly but at the same time is perfect for those looking for peace and tranquility with a separate adult pool area and gardens and the kids area/club being located off site. For self-catering there is a mini-market nearby and a larger supermarket 10 mins walk away with an in-house bakery and meat counter providing local and international produce. The port town of Lagos is only a 10 min drive away (approx €7 by taxi) with shops, restaurants and bars and its large marina where boat, dolphin-watching and fishing trips can be taken.
*The 24 hour reception will provide key cards and an information pack on arrival
*Cots & high chairs can be arranged at an extra cost of 35 euro per week and paid for at reception
*Welcome Food pack & Wine Pack also are available at an extra charge - please ask for more details
*Babysitting, **Kids club, **Soccer School & **Tennis coaching can be booked through reception. (**Some leisure activities are not available all year around and as with all are subject to availability)
*Restaurant reservations, taxis, Golf outings and certain activities / excursions can also be booked through reception - discounts available on certain activities please contact reception during stay for more information
*The apartment is serviced by a lift so has wheelchair access
The Algarve region
The Algarve is as an area of great charm and beauty, an unspoilt haven with inviting beaches set against dramatic cliffs and rugged coastlines, interspersed with traditional fishing villages.
The historic seafaring town of Lagos lies at the heart of the Algarve, sheltered by the Ponta da Piedade and guarded by an ancient fort. From here, in the great age of discoveries, Portugal’s famous explorers set sail. Although now a lively and bustling town with an award winning marina and many shops, bars and restaurants Lagos retains the gentle atmosphere that is characteristic of Portugal and its people, providing a delightful insight into Portuguese life.
The long sandy beaches in the south western Algarve stretch for an age along the winding shores. Many of the beaches are lifeguard protected. There are many pretty beach bars where you can sit and sip sangria on the terraces. The sea is gentler on the south coast than the west, where you can experience some of the best surf in Europe or simply watch in awe as the waves crash against this dramatic coastline.
The climate of the Algarve is so mild that out door sports and activities are enjoyed all year round. The area boasts some world-class golf courses and tennis clubs. You can experience horse riding and walking amongst the natural beauty of the Algarvian hillside, and a full range of water sports are offered. For those who want to take it easy, there is a place for them too. Blue skies, a sun lounger and a good book are all you need.
Praia da Luz
Luz is a traditional Portugese fishing village, the centre of which is a blug flag sandy beach bordered on one side by dramatic cliffs and on the other by a long promenade dotted with beach bars, restaurants, cafes and shops. The area is a watersports and golfers paradise with 15 championship courses within easy reach. The area is also a perfect base for exploring the coastline and the many other more westerly villages such as Burgau, Salema, Sagres and Cape Vincent to name but a few. The village is not known for its nightlife but a trip to nearby Lagos can remedy that. The village itself has a variety of shops, bars and restaurants / beach cafes. There are plenty of local restaurants offering both Portugese and International cuisine (please ask for recommendations). There are stunning cliff walks both west and east of Luz, the views from which are spectacular. There are fantastic beaches in the surrounding area too, infact, one is spoiled for choice with each one being better than the next.
As a location for families it ticks all the boxes both resort and location wise with Lagos Zoo, Waterparks and Zoo Marine within driving distance. For the golfer there is a never ending choice of courses and a different one could be played everyday. It is an ideal destination for Spa breaks with the sunny climate, yoga classes on the beach and Spa on site. The Aqua shopping centre in Portimao is nearby and The Algarve Shopping Centre in Guia is home to shops such as Zara, Mango, Massimo Dutti, Pepe, Quiksilver, Sephora and many more. Praia da Luz has something for everyone and the pace of life, spectacular weather and friendly locals makes it the ideal holiday destination only a 2.5 hour flight away from Ireland and the UK.
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9 Aug 2014
"Exceeded our expectations"
Our family group of 4 adults and 3 children arrived late at night after a 4 hour flight delay. We were transferred to the resort swiftly and comfortably by minibus (arranged by the reception staff at the apartment complex) where we were checked in speedily by a friendly and efficient receptionist. When we entered our apartment, we were thrilled to find that it was even better than we expected. The pictures on the website do not do it justice. The apartment is very large, scrupulously clean with fitments of a very high standard. Everything that we could possibly want was there. The beds were comfortable and the air conditioning very quiet so we all slept extremely well. There were several balconies within the apartment with some good sea views. We were particularly pleased with the spaciousness, very important for a girl when she is travelling with her mother-in law (me!)
The provision of a washing machine was a great bonus. Would also mention that there were books, games and beach toys available in the apartment.
The resort is lovely and ideal for 3 generation family groups. The 3 pools are well kept and the beach is an easy 5-10 minute walk away as are 2 supermarkets. All in all, we had a really enjoyable holiday made all the better by staying in this lovely apartment.
Thank you for your lovely comments. I am glad you had a nice stay.
8 Jan 2014
"Fabulous spacious luxury apartment in beautiful setting in Praia da Luz"
My family stayed in this apartment over Christmas 2013 and found it to have everything they needed from a holiday home. The apartment is very spacious and comfortable, extremely well furnished and … More
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