By Sun’s Dragon
Our Property of the Week is a lovely villa in Praia da Luz in the western Algarve. For €499,000 you get three bedrooms, three bathrooms, spacious living areas and a great terrace from which to enjoy the heated swimming pool and garden. The location is superb and the property boasts some stunning beach views.
Located in a quiet area of Praia da Luz, just a short walk from the beach and close to the town’s amenities, this villa offers a wonderfully relaxing atmosphere to come home to. Whether you are retired, or coming home at the end of a hard day’s slog, or simply visit regularly, this is the definitive place to relax without the beach-front price tag.
Praia da Luz is in the county of Lagos, and is a short drive from the bustling town of Lagos itself. Praia da Luz translates to ‘the beach of light’, and you can easily see why. With over 300 days of annual sunshine, and the glorious white beach overlooked by bright blue skies, this is pretty close to paradise.
The villa sits in a pretty urbanisation and is set in a very manageable plot of 605m2. Built in 2002, this spacious home has been very well maintained and features 214m2 of fully air-conditioned living space.
The open-plan living/dining room has large patio doors which open up and lead to a partially enclosed terrace, ideal for year-round al fresco dining. The glass wall on one side of the terrace ensures plenty of light by day and keeps it cosy by night. From the terrace there are a few steps down to the pool and garden area.
The kitchen is fully fitted with a practical layout and plenty of counter and cabinet space. Conveniently, the kitchen also leads to the patio outside. On the ground floor you will also find a bedroom, shower room and a store room.
Up the open-plan staircase you will find two bedrooms on the first floor. Both bedrooms are en-suite and both have a spacious balcony with spectacular views across Praia da Luz and the ocean.
The property entrance is protected by an electronic entrance gate from where a calçados (traditional cobble stone) driveway leads to the car port and further storage room, which could also be used as a workshop.
The clear-water system swimming pool is heated and enjoys terraces for sunbathing. The mature garden is beautifully landscaped and features an automatic irrigation system.
It’s just a stroll to the village of Praia de Luz with its lovely promenade lined with palm trees and shops; there you’ll find plenty of bars, cafés and restaurants right behind the wonderfully sheltered bay and white sand beaches. The area appeals to local and expat residents alike, while in recent years it has grown in popularity with holiday makers.
The town of Lagos is just 6km away, offering a bustling nightlife and a variety of activities. Nearby you can enjoy one of the Algarve’s famous golf courses, at the Boa Vista Golf Resort and Spa. Over to the west are the surf beaches of Vila do Bispo, and the town of Sagres, featuring Europe’s most southerly point, Cabo de São Vicente (Cape St. Vincent).
This really is a great property as a permanent residence or to use for rental investment in the Algarve. And at just €499,000 (£361,600), it’s the right location for the right price. Click here to find out more information and to contact the agent.
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*The properties featured in this article were listed for sale on Meravista at the time of publication, but may have since been sold or removed from the website