Villa | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Villa Olivia is located a short' walk from the beach and the many excellent restaurants and shops in Luz. Quiet and peaceful, yet only a short drive from the larger towns such as Lagos. The villa benefits from its own private south-facing swimming pool and sun terrace and a private south-facing lawned garden.
Leading from the living room is a south-facing balcony with sea views, furnished with a table and chairs to enable you to dine al fresco, and the living room also has a log fireplace for autumn or winter stays. With one double and one twin bedroom (plus sofabed in the sitting room and 2 extra put-up beds in the bedrooms) , the villa is ideal for families, with plenty in the surrounding area to see and do during your stay. A stairgate, highchair, car seat and cot also make the villa toddler-friendly for those with little ones. There are also several world-class golf courses a short drive away, making it a good location for golfers too. The villa has private parking for 2 cars including a car port.
Praia da Luz is a pretty, relaxed seaside resort, with a family-friendly white sandy beach, flanked on one side by cliffs, on top of which lies one of the region's best designed golf courses. The region experiences hot summers and mild winters when the landscape turns into a quite lush subtropical bloom of plants and flowers.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Praia da Luz 900 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||400 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro 70 km, Nearest railway: Lagos 7 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
Sky TV with digital British channels.
|Further details outdoors||
The garden has a rear entrance leading to a public footpath which can be used to stroll down to the beach.
Refundable breakages deposit required.
The Algarve region
The Algarve is an all-year-round holiday destination due to its long hot summers, mild winters and low rainfall. On average there are 3,000 hours of sunshine each year!
Great people, stunning beaches, breathtaking scenery, fabulous food at reasonable prices - it's not surprising that people return to the Algarve again and again.
Mild winters and all year round sunshine make the area perfect for golfers. There are more than 20 first class golf courses within an hour's drive and 2 excellent courses are right on the doorstep - Parque da Floresta Golf is just 15 minutes away and BoaVista Golf is under 5 minutes' drive!
The Western Algarve area is a region of beautiful coasts, valleys and mountains. It offers much to do and see, and many unforgettable visits and trips are within easy access by modern highways or via scenic roads less travelled.
- A visit along the picturesque coastline to the historical Cape of Sagres, where Prince Henry “the Navigator” established the XIV century Sagres Nautical School. Splendid panoramic views of the sea, rocks, white cliffs, white, sandy beaches and abundant flora amidst the famous Algarvian triad of almond, kerob and fig (almond trees blossom in January/February).
- Visit the spectacular Bravura Dam in the Espinhaco de Cao mountain range, only 15 minutes away.
- Visit the historical town of Lagos 6km to the east, built inside 14th century castle walls, with its fortresses, narrow streets and typical quarters, contrasting sharply with the town’s modern architecture, as embodied by the marine parade and its adjacent marina offering a variety of activities. Those that enjoy night-life won't be disappointed with Lagos, as there are so many restaurants and bars to choose from. A lovely palm-fringed esplanade by the waterfront is connected by a foot-bridge to the marina at the other side, from where you can take a boat trip to see the grottos and dolphins.
- Restaurants, shopping centres, various sports (including golf), daily boat trips, are some of the many entertainments that the visitor can enjoy in Praia da Luz and surrounding areas.
Praia da Luz
Luz has everything you need within walking distance. There is a lovely promenade which winds down to the picturesque beach area where water sports are available and lots of restaurants and cafes. Several locations of historical interest can be found nearby, including the Roman ruins within the village, and the local church which is worth a visit. The village has retained much of its original charm.
With Lagos on your doorstep, other entertainment is only minutes away. The local guide, issued monthly, will inform visitors of festivals as diverse as the yearly food and confectionery fair, the summer jazz festival, sporting events, arts exhibitions (both ongoing and seasonal), and many other activities. Gastronomic variety and delights abound, not least centred around the fish market which provides local restaurants with an enviable variety of fish and seafood.
Close to the villa you will find several beautiful unspoilt beaches, with opportunities to partake in any of the following - sailing, water skiing, boat hire, wind surfing, fishing, flying, walking, cycling, horse riding, golf, tennis, scuba diving, mountain biking, bowling, hang-gliding, nature trails and surfing
Other attractions close by include historic sites, museums, Lagos Zoo, theatre, cinema, theme park, grotto visits, sports centre, Zoo Marine for dolphin/whale/seal shows and water parks such as Aqualand and Slide and Splash. The villa is also close to shopping areas, many fantastic restaurants and supermarkets.