Holiday Villa in Praia da Luz, Western Algarve, Portugal
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.
The villa itself has 4 bedrooms all 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 has a double bed and is at the other side of the villa with a large windomw looking out to the orchard area. This room has a large en-suite shower room.
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,satellite and video, CD/cassette/radio. Adjacent to the lounge is the dining room which also opens onto the terrace. It has a round table and seating for 8. On the terrace there are 2 large dining tables each of which will seat 8, one under a covered area, the other open.
There is also a large kitchen with cooker, dishwasher, microwave etc. On the first floor there is also a cloakroom with toilet, basin and bidet.
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 a week).
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 there are no nightclubs. 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 Algarve is famous for its fabulous golf courses and the closest, Boavista, is only a 5 min drive.
As Vila Margarida is so close to all these amenities car hire is not essential although we would recommend it to allow exploration of the lovely Algarve coastline, mountains and towns.