Luxury 5 bedroom villa with private heated swimming pool and tennis court. Set in a beautiful 1 acre garden only 8 minutes walk from the beach.
Vila Margarida is one of the best villas in the lovely family resort of Praia da Luz. It has the luxury of being only an 8 minute walk from the beach and most shops and restaurants, but still retaining a very high degree of privacy owing to its lovely mature garden of approximately an acre. The villa and heated pool are located fairly centrally on the plot and have lovely views to the sea and cliffs that overlook the beautiful bay. There is also a private hard surface tennis court in the grounds exclusively for guests use.
Next to the pool is a wonderful covered bar,barbeque and dining area draped with bourgainvillea which stays wonderfully cool in the heat of the day.This area also has a fridge with small freezer, twin gas rings and a sink with hot and cold water making poolside dining and drinking very convenient.You may well never use the indoor kitchen!
Villa rental at Vila Margarida is an excellent choice for a larger group, particularly if the age range is mixed as there are so many options. Some of the group can play tennis whilst others relax by the pool or go for a stroll down to the beach and along the sea-front. The beach at Luz is lovely, but we don't spend much time there as we have real trouble tearing our family away from the luxury and comforts of Vila Margarida and its pool and garden!
Accommodation and Facilities
The villa itself has 5 bedrooms all but one twin on the ground floor. The master double bedroom is very large with a dressing area and an en-suite bathroom. This bedroom along with the two twin bedrooms have double doors opening onto the pool terrace. These two twin bedrooms share use of a family bathroom.The fourth bedroom is at the other side of the villa with a large window looking out to the orchard area. It has a double bed and a large en-suite shower room. The new 5th bedroom twin bedded and is located on the first floor and there is an upstairs shower room with shower cubicle, toilet and basin adjacent.
Also on the first floor there is a large light airy lounge with three sets of double doors opening to a wonderful large terrace with lovely views to the sea. The lounge has ample seating for 8 people and a modern TV with internet based free to air UK TV channels,DVD, CD/cassette/radio. Adjacent to the lounge is the dining room which also opens onto the terrace. It has a table and seating for 8. On the terrace there is a further large dining table seating 8. There is a covered terrace area with wicker sofas and chairs.
There is also a modern well equipped fitted kitchen (re-fitted winter 2010-11) with cooker, dishwasher, microwave,large fridge/freezer washing machine etc.
Vila Margarida also offers free wifi broadband.
The pool terrace is large and well equipped with numerous sun-loungers. The garden has a lawned area, orchard, flower beds and specemin plants.
There is regular maid service ( 2-3 times per week).
Praia da Luz and area
Praia da Luz is a lovely family orientated resort towards the quieter Western end of the Algarve coast.The beach is long and sandy and backed by a beautiful palm tree lined promenade. It has numerous restaurants, bars and shops, but only one small nightclub on the sea front.
The larger town of Lagos is only a 10 minute drive away and this has a more cosmopolitan nightlife along with a lovely marina, loads more restaurants and shops and several sandy beaches.
The historic nautical town of Sagres and Cape St Vincent, the most south westerly point in Europe is a 15 minute drive. Close to these heading up the West coast are fabulous Atlantic beaches with large breakers ideal for surfing. Several of these beaches have their own surf school. 25 minutes in the other direction is the old capital of the Algarve Silves with its moorish castle and old cork factory converted into a museum and entertainment centre.
The Algarve is famous for its fabulous golf courses and the closest, Boavista, is only a 5 min drive.There are several more within a short drive
As Vila Margarida is so close to all these amenities car hire is by no means essential although we would recommend it to allow exploration of the lovely Algarve coastline, mountains and towns.
A wonderful villa in a great location. We were an extended family of eight (mixed age groups).
The accomodation is spacious and very well maintained. Maid service was excellent and we wanted for nothing. Young and old,there was something for everyone and this property is certainly a credit to its owners. We will return to the Vila Margarida which I would recommend without hesitation
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Just to let you know we had a brilliant holiday, your villa is great suited everybody, the pool was a real hit with everyone, also we played a few games of tennis once it cooled down a bit. We were very lucky with the weather it seemed to get hotter and hotter when we were there, was well up in the 80's by the time we left. We had a couple of barbys in the evenings and was lovely to sit in the nicely shaded area by the barbeque which we used a lot in the afternoons when the sun was at its hottest. The location of the villas is fantastic, you are set back and very private but within minutes walk of everything and the resort of Luz is lovely, we also went into Lagos, drove to Sagres and then onto Cape St Vincent and had a day at Slide and Splash as well. Four of us also drove to the bottom of the hill where the monument is that can be seen from the villa and walked up to the top, the views from there are fantastic!! even if the walk is a bit tiring. Anyway just wanted to say thanks for letting us use the villa we hope to go back there very soon.
Just wanted to email to say we had a fantastic time at the villa (again). It was just as good as last year and we were blessed with some great weather. If I have any pictures I think you might like of the villa i'll email them over if you want them.
we arrived back today after spending 2 fantastic weeks in your beautiful villa. Thank you very much for letting us "borrow" vila margareda - what a stunning house you have there - your photographs just don't do it justice
Just to say, we had a superb holiday in Vila Margarida. It was exactly as described in your website. What a beautiful holiday home you have. The weather couldn't have been better and we made good use of the pool and wandering round the grounds. So many thanks for a great week
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Pool heating is available at an additional charge if wanted and we aim for a pool temperature of 28-29C. Please see pool pre-heat notes below.
£115.00 per week
Paid with booking
Pool pre-heat. If the pool is not heated the week before your stay you may wish to pay an additional charge to have the pool pre-heated for your arrival. If you chosse not to takee this option, but do wish the pool to be heated for your stay it may not be up to the desired temperature for the first few days.Please note in most cases a pre-heat is NOT required as the villa is booked most weeks and most guests choose to have the pool heated.
£75.00 per week
Paid with booking
£25.00 per week
High chair hire
£10.00 per week
Folding bed hire. If you would like toi accommodate an additional person at Vila Margarida on top of the usual occupancy of 8, or if you do not wish to use double beds for 2 people you may wish to hire an additional flding bed.
Balcony or terrace Barbecue Outside lighting Parking
Private garden Sea view Tennis court
Towels are provided for indoor use. There is the option to pay an additional fee for beach/pool towel hire, otherwise guests should bring their own towels for poolside and beach use please.
There is a washing machine for guests' use.
Sports and activities:
Boat Hire Cycling Fishing Flying Golf
Horse Riding Mountain Biking Sailling Water Skiing Wind Surfing