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Apartment Tara (AL), Praia da Luz, Algarve


Apartment Tara is registered (A.L. 21072) with Lagos Camra as meeting all standards required for a holiday rental. Apartment Tara is a second (top) floor apartment (lift available) located within the St James area of Praia da Luz, which is situated on the west side of the attractive resort of Praia da Luz, overlooking a quiet residential area and enjoying panoramic views of the bay. (There are special discounts available for long stays over the winter period, please contact us for details.)
The shops, restaurants and the wide sandy beach are only 5 minutes walk away. The children’s play area has a range of adventure equipment with safety flooring throughout. There are two large pools available, one for adults and one for children, both having ample terrace space for sun bathing with landscaped gardens around. Rental of Apt. TARA allows unlimited access to the pools for our guests. There is an excellent coffee shop selling a wide range of drinks and snacks adjacent to the pools. These are fenced and gated for safety and the security of use for the St James apartments. The St James apartments have ample parking space with a large car park to the rear of the apartments, a smaller one to the side and some roadside parking also.

Apartment Tara is air conditioned and has a separate kitchen with marble worktops and breakfast bar. It is equipped with a full oven and hob, built in dishwasher and washing machine, a fridge freezer and microwave. The large comfortable lounge/dining room has patio doors to a balcony furnished for outside dining. Satellite TV, IPTV, DVD, and CD are provided for entertainment. WiFi is also available. There is ample space for the use of a single sofa bed if needed, either in the bedroom or lounge area. There is a separate bathroom with a bath and shower over. The bedroom is furnished with a double bed, ample storage and hanging space is provided and the room also has patio doors to the balcony. Good views over the sea are a feature of this 2nd floor apartment. There is a lift to all floors. On arrival if you have any special requests after you have seen the apartment, such as extra towels, toilet rolls or even a change to style of bed make up (eg. extra sheet, double duvet) please ask our agent, Adrian Fox. These will be attended to at no extra cost. Adrian is a mine of information. He can arrange anything you might want to try - deep sea fishing, coastal flight trips (see the reference book under the coffee table) - just ask, but for these of course, there will be an extra cost.
Only a short walk from the many excellent bars and restaurants of Praia da Luz, Apartment Tara makes an ideal location for a holiday at any time of the year. Praia da Luz is also an excellent base from which to discover the rest of the beautiful Western Algarve and with the town of Lagos only about 10 minutes drive away as well, the choice of activities and places to visit and explore from this area is exceptional.


Located in the St James area which has a fabulous pool and gardens, Apartment Tara is a one bedroom apartment with magnificent views of the sea and is within easy walking distance (5mins) of the beach


Property type: Apartment

Room details


1 bedroom, sleeps 3

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed

Additional beds:
2 single sofa beds located in living room & bed room
Room for 4 in the dining area
Room for 4 in the living area
1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
CD player
DVD/Blu-ray player
Internet (WI-FI)
TV Languages in English, Local
Heating and air con:
Air conditioning
Central heating
Clothes drier
Hair dryer
Iron / board
Pots / pans
Towels / linen
Washing machine

Outdoor facilities

Swimming pool:
Balcony or terrace
Outside lighting
Private garden
Sea view


Suitable for

Sports and activities

Boat Hire
Horse Riding
Mountain Biking
Scuba Diving
Sports Center
Water Skiing
Wind Surfing

Sights and attractions

Historic Site
Local Food Market
Night Club
Theme Park

Prices and availability

Last updated 01.04.2015

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Discounts and extras

If more then one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.


Early Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking made more than x days/weeks/months before arrival Discount
1st January to 30th June 26 Weeks 10%
1st September to 31st December 26 Weeks 10%
Long Stay Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking is equal to or longer than x days/weeks/months Discount
1st January to 31st December 20 Days 10%


Optional extras
Description Arrival dates Booking length or occupancy Price
Basic welcome pack All year N/A £15.00 per booking

Paid with booking

Cot & high chair All year N/A £35.00 per week

Paid with booking

Welcome pack plus All year N/A £25.00 per booking

Paid with booking

Hire of a cot for baby All year N/A £25.00 per week

Paid with booking

Hire of a high chair All year N/A £15.00 per week

Paid with booking


This is exact location

  • Nearest beach: 100m
  • Nearest bar: 0.05km
  • Nearest restaurant: 50m
  • Nearest supermarket: 50m
  • Lagos: 10km
  • Zoomarine: 25km
  • Sagres & west coast: 30km
  • Monchique: 40km


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6 out of 6 people recommend staying here
Stayed Saturday 07 July 2007
This was a great rental. Because the owners use this rental for visits, it is very well equipped. Great views and close to the main promenade and restaurants.
Stayed Saturday 07 July 2007
everything was easy to do. The apartment was clean and tidy ( although it would of been good to have a bit more toilet roll when first arriving, you dont expect to go and buy some on the first day !! ) The only other gripe would of been to have a top sheet on the bed under the duvet. Apartment Tara got plenty of sun on the balcony and had pleasent enough views. very comfortable and would request this appartment again. Very good.
Owner reply:

Coments accepted. It is standard practice to have one new toilet roll in the bathroom for arrival, apartment notes will be changed to include "if extra toilet rolls are required they can be obtained from the agent when he shows you around". Same with the sheet issue, if you want a top sheet just ask. This (or extra duvets, or towels) or whatever, can be provided on request at no extra charge.

Great location,great views,well equipped,friendly property manager. Hope to use this apt again next year.
Excellent property and location. Everything to hand. Would use again.
excellent property, all mod cons. The cleaning staff do a wonderful job - the place was spotless! Chris was very helpful and informative, gave us quite a few ideas as this was our first trip to Portugal. We are already thinking of booking our next holiday. Antonios is a must restaurant to visit, the fish is delicious. One teeny weeny thing that would have made this the holiday from heaven - a welcome tray! Possibly a couple of tea bags or sachets of coffee a little milk and bottle of water and wine would have been so welcome after a 10 hour drive!! Never the less a superb holiday - thanks!!
Everything fine but not told about shop and restaurant not being open. Problem with cases on day we were leaving, flight not till 7 in the evening rang chris to see were we could leave them he told us to take them to the office, the girls in the office did not know anything about this and would not let us leave them there so we then had to ring chris yet again and eventually he let us leave them in the apartment.
Owner reply:

Sorry about the shop and restaurant. We didnt know they had closed. They were open in May when we were there and no-one said anything about an imminent closure. The restauarant is still closed (but negotiations are on-going about a new owner taking over), and the shop is now an excellent coffee and snack shop. There is a small family owned (Celeiros), and very reasonably priced supermarket 50 yards down the hill.

5 other reviews
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this comfortable and convenient apartment. In absence od Jazz lunch at the Forteleza would strongly reccommend Sunday lunch at Valentino's. We hope to be back next winter.M & K 25 Jan - 1 March 2008
Thanks J & T for the use of your lovely apartment - excellent facilities. Sorry we have to leave! I shall miss the pool.C & H September 2007
Wonderful holiday, lovely apartment in a great position. So many little time but Cabanhas Vehlas (through Burgau) great for swimming if a little dusty to get to!Great choice of restaurants especially the Atlantico in Luz, can recommend the Arroz de Marisco (fish stew).Planning already what we will do next time!T T July 2007
Owner reply:

Please be aware that Cabanhas Vehlas is accepted as a "naturist " beach. (Although its a pretty beach and naturism isnt compulsory.)

Thanks so much J & T for a lovely relaxing week in your fantastic apartment - we cannot understand how you drag yourselves away and back to the UK!Enjoyed all the restaurants we tried including The Lime Tree and The Dolphin - both within walking distance.The Sunday lunch jazz at the Fortelezaade a super finish to an excellent holiday.P & R July 2007
Fabulous apartment, well equipped, 4 star finish. All restaurants very good value. Will be back.R & D June 2007


About the owner
We are retired from work, Tony worked for Bass, InterBrew, and Coors and Jackie worked for Marmite and in several consultant laboratories. This apartment is our holiday home. It is furnished with that in mind and is a comfortable place to enjoy a stay at Luz. It has everything you need for a short or long stay and has an excellent South facing balcony to enjoy that relaxing holiday drink.
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