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Casa Lontra

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The terrace is gated from the pool and the garden so you can keep adventurous little ones safe.
Lots of room for parking cars.
The bright, clean sitting room offers seating for all guests.
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4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
Min stay varies
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Villa
Casa Lontra is a wonderful four bedroom villa (sleeps eight) with stunning sea views and a private salt water swimming pool (which can be heated*) perfectly equipped and laid out for families and works particularly well for extended families or two families sharing. The villa is bright, modern and clean. It was designed with the safety of young families in mind and the pool is fenced from the top terrace and the garden. Gates on both sides of the property provide peace of mind for those with wandering toddlers. Highchairs, cots and baby equipment (sterilisers, bouncy chairs etc.) can be borrowed free of charge and as the owner has twins there is two of everything - perfect if two families are sharing. It is located in the beautiful resort of Praia da Luz. Approximately 1.5km from the be...Casa Lontra is a wonderful four bedroom villa (sleeps eight) with stunning sea views and a private salt water swimming pool (which can be heated*) perfectly equipped and laid out for families and works particularly well for extended families or two families sharing. The villa is bright, modern and clean. It was designed with the safety of young families in mind and the pool is fenced from the top terrace and the garden. Gates on both sides of the property provide peace of mind for those with wandering toddlers. Highchairs, cots and baby equipment (sterilisers, bouncy chairs etc.) can be borrowed free of charge and as the owner has twins there is two of everything - perfect if two families are sharing. It is located in the beautiful resort of Praia da Luz. Approximately 1.5km from the beach and the village, the villa is situated on a no through road in the quiet residential area of Luz Parque. The villa is 30 minute drive from the larger town of Lagos. There are lots of golf courses nearby and many beautiful beaches up and down the coast. There are toys (indoor and outdoor), satellite TV and Wifi all available as well as beach towels, hairdryers and a fully equipped kitchen. Additional housekeeping can be arranged as can home made meals or full catering. * Pool heating can be requested and is charged as an extra and paid in cash to the villa mgt company (€200 per week June - October, €250 Nov - May) Central heating is also an optional extra. Please ask for rates Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 6200ALMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
No under 25s to book the house. No house parties. Pool heating and central heating are optional extras paid in euros on arrival. Please enquire.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 2 Attached (ensuite)
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Meet the host
Adam Claire W
Hosting since May 2013
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe have a wonderful villa management company who are available before and during your stay to help organise and ensure you have a relaxing stay.
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Reviews (14)
Mobile21875581734
Mobile21875581734
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The house is lovely- plenty of room in and outside for our family (5 adults and one teenager) - everything is very comfortable (especially the beds and sofas) and very well looked after. The kitchen is extremely well equipped- we didn´t miss anything! In the beginning, the dish-washer didn´t work, but as soon as we reported, the problem was resolved as fast as possible. Contact with the owner an villa management was always easy- thank you so much, Claire and Natasha! The views are beautiful- overlooking some roofs, you can look at the sea, which is about 15 min away by foot. We also loved the pool and the terrace, where we could refresh and relax. It was a wonderful time!
Visited July 2021
Written August 15, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Resort723223
Resort723223
We have stayed at casa lontra three years in a row with our young children and absolutely rave about everything it has to offer. This villa has a lovely sea view, pretty gardena, great facilities and everything you could possibly want to occupy children (toys, beach toys, fenced pool, BBQ, pizza oven, cots, high chairs etc). The beaches in the region are stunning with a mixture of tourist hotspots and unspoilt coves. Great local restaurants are on hand. The villa is beautifully managed and we cannot recommend this holiday more.
Visited July 2017
Written July 27, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Pioneer561181
Pioneer561181
Thank you so much. We love knowing that you have a good holiday there. Claire x
Written July 31, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

JoeyRoey
JoeyRoey
Winchester, United Kingdom36 contributions
A fabulous property, with everything you need for a holiday with a young family. This four-bed villa is fresh and bright and beautifully decorated. Three of the bedrooms are big and airy, and the third is a smaller twin. The storage is INCREDIBLE! The owners have twin boys so the cupboards are stocked with loads of pre-school toys, kids cups and plates, dvds, playmat and toys for baby, baby bouncers, and there are two highchairs. The pool is also completely fenced off from the house and terrace so we found it easy to keep the kids away from the pool (we have a 3 year old and a 9 month old). The salt-water pool was a new experience for me and it was surprisingly lovely - no chlorine sting and my highlights didn't go green! (If you haven't experienced it, it's a mild salty water, not like the sea - more like swimming in tears?!) Take DVDs as there is a player, but if you forget there are a load for kids and a few for adults. A large dining room, loads of crockery and glasses, and a huge terrace with a big table would make this a perfect villa for a group of friends or two families. Unfortunately there is no air conditioning, and it was 42 degrees when we were there which was extraordinary and hotter than the kids had ever experienced. However there are fans in every room and heaps of windows to throw open during the day. The villa is situated up the hill from Praia da Luz so the view out to sea is amazing and you get the benefit of the breeze coming up the coast. It was quite lovely hanging by the pool. Luz itself is a short drive away - in fact you COULD get away without having a car....but remember the hill! It's a sweet town with a nice beach, handful of good restaurants, Piri Piri takeaway, chinese, pizza (things to give mum a break) and a small, really well-stocked supermarket. Hire a car though and there are heaps of great day trips - we visited Lagos, and ZooMarine and the coastal towns but there is also the Zoo (?!) and water parks if you are brave! I could go on all day about this fantastic place, but I'll summarise by saying - if you want a fabulous family - of friends - holiday in the Algarve, this is your place. We had a wonderful, wonderful time.
Visited June 2017
Written June 28, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Pioneer561181
Pioneer561181
Jo, Thank you so much for your amazing review of Casa Lontra. I am so pleased you had such a wonderful time in the place we love so much. I can't believe it was 42 degrees when you were there - that is HOT HOT HOT and fairly unusual for the Algarve. Maybe global warning ... and if it continues we'll have a look at the dreaded aircon! Thanks again for your lovely words - I really appreciate it. Let me know when you want to come back ;)!
Written June 30, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Martin B
Martin B
Tarporley, United Kingdom2 contributions
Everything we required and more. Very relaxing with plenty of furniture and heated pool. Very friendly staff including house manager, pool attendant and house cleaner. Place was quiet but with easy access to Praia da Luz and its facilities.
Visited May 2017
Written June 8, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Pioneer561181
Pioneer561181
Dear Martin Thank you for taking the time to review Casa Lontra. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Claire
Written June 11, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

SarahPhillips1975
SarahPhillips1975
Cornwall, United Kingdom1 contribution
Finding a property to meet everyone's wishes was a tall order when taking into consideration the wide age range of our party (2 - 69 and everything in between), however we were all over the moon with our stay and couldn't believe how comfortable and well catered for we were - in fact, it became a standing joke that by the end of the holiday, come hook or by crook, we'd find at least one thing that hadn't provided and, if you exclude chopsticks (which of course are totally unnecessary), we failed miserably! A truly beautiful villa, perfect pool, great location, and close to all amenities and stunning beaches too! And as if that wasn't enough, we experienced a truly easy, professional and friendly service from all involved in the booking and management of our stay! What's not to L*O*V*E!? Thanks Claire and family for sharing your special place with us (and your toys too boys), fingers crossed we're back some time soon! x
Visited April 2017
Written May 19, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Pioneer561181
Pioneer561181
Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. It still fills us with joy when other families enjoy the villa as much as we do!
Written May 19, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Victoria_M22
Victoria_M22
London, United Kingdom16 contributions
This villa is just fantastic. We came back for the second time as it's exactly what we need. A home from home and we didn't want to leave! It's beautifully clean and equipped with everything you could possibly wish for, especially if you're staying with children. No need to even pack toys and books. The pool is fantastic and my children adored it. Nice to be able to safely lock the gate too for piece of mind. The views are breath taking and it's so peaceful at all times of the day. I love first thing in the morning when the birds are waking up. Just sitting on the terrace in the sunshine. Stunning. Definitely worth hiring a car if you're staying here, there's lots of parking. Luz itself is a fab area with a lovely beach and fab restaurants.
Visited June 2016
Written June 29, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Pioneer561181
Pioneer561181
Thank you so much for taking the time to review Casa Lontra and for saying such nice things! Given you last stayed the year we bought and refurbished it and everything was all brand new, I am even more delighted that several years on you found it just as clean and well equipped. Makes all the thought and hard work we put in worth it! Thank you and Best wishes Claire
Written June 30, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

JPLoughrey
JPLoughrey
17 contributions
We had a terrific one week stay in Casa Lontra; 5 adults and an energetic 18 month old! The pool area is really well set out and organised, with ample shade from the sun provided by parasols over loungers. This area is locked off by gates, providing security that the little ones won't wander where it isn't safe. The living area is comfortable, with a lovely open kitchen and dining area - there's good fridge storage and all of the usual white goods (including washing machine and dishwasher). For travelling with a toddler, Casa Lontra is perfect - safe, comfortable, plenty of toys and books, high chair/potty/audio monitor etc - it really is a home away from home. There are plenty of amenities in Luz (around a 10 minute walk down the hill) - supermarket, restaurants, bars and a quiet sheltered beach (at least it was quiet in May!). We would happily go back to the area and this villa in particular again. Many thanks! (Suggestions for improvement: a door rather than curtain to partition the bedroom and living areas to limit the noise, the shade awning over the patio area was recently damaged - this would be really helpful for keeping one area cool and shaded from the sun in the heat of midday)
Visited May 2016 Traveled with family
Written May 26, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Pioneer561181
Pioneer561181
Thank you for your lovely review. We're really pleased you enjoyed your stay. A new awning is on order so it will be ready for your next visit! Best wishes Claire
Written June 1, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ally1972015
ally1972015
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
We stayed at this villa with friends and between us had 3 under 3! The villa had absolutely everything we could need for our stay...toys/books/DVDs/high chairs/cots...this list goes on. It made our stay so much easier. I especially loved how the outdoor areas were divided and gated so we never needed to worry about little ones. The owner was extremely helpful and recommended a caterer who we used a few times during our stay...great food...great value...and no cooking for us! The area is lovely with lots to explore and gorgeous beaches nearby. We would definitely recommend Casa Mimosa!
Visited September 2015
Written October 7, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Pioneer561181
Pioneer561181
Thanks so much. So glad you had a great time and that the gates made life easier for you and safer for the little ones. So important in my mind! For anyone confused by the two names Casa Mimosa is the name one of our baby friendly villa agencies uses - it's the same place as Casa Lontra!
Written October 7, 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tesni T
Tesni T
Solihull, United Kingdom1 contribution
With 3 children aged 4 and under it could have been a stressful holiday, but no. The villa was superb. All the facilities we needed and more, with toys and books for the children, lovely relaxed rooms with en suite bedrooms for the adults. The photos on line don't do it justice! The open plan layout of the villa means that you can see the children playing and know that they are safely away from the pool which is gated. We really enjoyed our time there.
Visited July 2015
Written July 13, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Pioneer561181
Pioneer561181
Hi Thank you for your lovely review. I'm so pleased you had a wonderful stay and the house worked so well for you. Making it family friendly was our aim from day one so it's great to hear that we got it right. Best wishes Claire
Written July 14, 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kate J
Kate J
Winchester, United Kingdom6 contributions
It was my second time to Casa Lontra with my children and my husband's first. He wanted to re book for this year by the end of the first day!! Wonderful sea views, fantastic pool and great location.The villa is brilliantly laid out, with a galley kitchen that overlooks the sitting room, balcony and beautiful sea views. The pool is fenced off to make it extremely child friendly. We literally relaxed from the moment we entered the villa and the children had a ball! We can't wait to explore the area more this year, roll on August!
Visited August 2014
Written February 18, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
  • DVD Player
  • Balcony
  • Grill
  • Central Heating
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
  • Private Yard
  • Safe
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Terrace
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
  • There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
  • Watersports Nearby
  • Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
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About the neighborhood
The Western Algarve boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe as well as the spas of Monchique. The beaches are perfect for surfing.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Faro airport is just under an hour from the Villa via Motorway.
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins DriveHorse Riding NearbyThere Are Tennis Courts NearbyWatersports Nearby
Cancellation Policy
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  • 100% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Frequently Asked Questions about Casa Lontra

Casa Lontra is able to accommodate up to 8 guests. See all property details.

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