Casa Luum

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2

Overview

Recommended Pool Quirky Modern Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids

*EARLY BIRD 2023*

Book a 2023 villa holiday by 28th February and receive:

  • A welcome hamper on arrival
  • Up to £100 private chef voucher
  • Trees planted to offset 110% of your villa stay

Ts&Cs apply.

Set within a lush nature reserve, Casa Luum is a sleek and modern villa that offers an idyllic retreat in the heart of the Algarve.

With white walls, concrete, and strong lines throughout, the house has been expertly designed by award-winning Lisbon-based architects, Pedro Domingos Arquitectos, to match its sister property, Casa Agostos. Rent the pair together and experience the ultimate large group escape - also ideal for multiple families holidaying together.

Casa Luum has four double bedrooms for a maximum of seven guests and one toddler, all of which are on the ground level. There are two large bathrooms, as well as two outdoor showers that are great for rinsing off pre- and post-swim.

Inside, the property has a lounge with a cosy yet modern fireplace at its centre. The family kitchen is well-equipped for entertaining, and there is enough dining space to accommodate all guests.

Heading outside, and this is where Casa Luum really comes into its element. The property was once an old ruin, situated at the end of an unassuming dirt road, yet so much love and care has gone into its restoration to ensure that the space beautifully blends with the wildflowers and olive groves surrounding the villa.

The gardens have been designed by Lisbon-based landscape gardener Sigmentum, intended to showcase the natural beauty of the area with seeds collected from the wild by botanical architects. Keen cooks are welcome to help themselves to the locally grown herbs and other aromatic plants, to create their very own, flavoursome dishes inspired by traditional Portuguese cuisine.


Families with older kids and larger groups will love the semi-enclosed swimming pool. Make the most of the Algarve’s brilliantly warm and sunny weather, and spend the day and night on the outdoor lounge spaces, dining area, and pool deck. Head to the roof terrace to enjoy spectacular views of the countryside, day and night, or cosy round the fire in the upper living room on cooler evenings. Every bedroom also has easy access to a terrace too, effortlessly blending the outside with the indoors. 


This impressive property is finished with largely local furnishings, handmade in the nearby area. Pottery and blankets accentuate the locally sourced handmade doors, windows and shutters, while natural stone is the main feature of the pool, kitchen counter, sinks and benches. 


Whatever your preferred style of design, be prepared to be blown away by the clean, simplistic beauty and exquisite surroundings of Casa Luum. 

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • There are only showers on the property, no bathtubs.
  • Although there is a toddler bed, the Casa Luum is recommended for children aged 6+.
  • Cleaning, linen and towel change takes place weekly.

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Ground Floor Bed & Bath Working Fireplace

Ground floor
- Fully equipped kitchen with a large island and access to the terrace
- Dining area for 6 people with access to the terrace
- Bedroom with double bed with access to the terrace
- Bedroom with double bed with access to the terrace
- Bedroom with double bed with access to the terrace
- Bedroom with double bed with access to the terrace
- Bathroom with shower
- Bathroom with shower

First floor
- Living room with fireplace and access to the roof terrace

Exterior Grounds
- Private semi-enclosed swimming pool
- Multiple terraces and patios
- Outdoor dining
- Various sun loungers
- Private parking

Location

About the surrounding area of Casa Luum
Beach Nearby <1hr to Airport Watersports Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tourist Towns & Villages Boat Trips
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Set in the heart of the Algarve countryside, Casa Luum is a five minutes drive from Santa Barbara de Nexe, a small but convenient village with a selection of shops, bars, and restaurants.

Head 20 minutes towards the coast, and you’ll be treated to some of the best beaches in the Algarve. Soft white sand, waves that are perfect for both swimming and surfing, and ample coves for you to explore. The closest, Praia da Falésia, was recently named one of the best beaches in Europe by the TripAdvisor 2021 Travellers’ Choice Awards. Backdropped by striking cliffs, this stunning beach also has a lifeguard.

If you’re a keen golfer (or eager to try!), you’re in luck - Casa Luum is just a 10-15 minute drive away from some world-class golf courses. Live the life of a professional and try your hand on the Quinta do Lago courses, considered among many to be Portugal’s finest, and home to a number of international golfing championships.

Indulge in a touch of retail therapy during your villa holiday in Portugal, with Mar Shopping Algarve just a 10-minute drive from the property. A huge shopping centre, you’ll find everything your shopaholic heart desires in this mall, perfect for days when you want to escape the heat and seek some shade.

Aside from the spectacular beaches, one of the main attractions of the Algarve region is the Ria Formosa nature reserve, which Casa Luum is also conveniently near. Take part in boat and kayak tours, as well as birdwatching, beachcombing, and exploring the range of landscapes with your family. The ultimate, nature-filled day out.

For wine lovers, the Algarve region is a must-visit. The area is famed for its wineries and vineyards, many of which are among the most renowned in Europe, if not the world. Spend the day exploring the various family-owned estates in the area, embarking on a wine tasting tour of the attractions.

If you’re flying into Portugal, Faro - the capital of the Algarve and home of the international airport - is a 20-minute drive away from Casa Luum. This is a great place to pick up your rental car too, so you can begin your villa holiday with ease.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Faro Airport

(14km)

Nearest Village Santa Bárbara de Nexe

(4.5km)

Nearest Town/City Faro

(14.5km)

Nearest Restaurant Santa Bárbara de Nexe

(4km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Santa Bárbara de Nexe

(4.5km)

Nearest Supermarket Jafers Santa Bárbara de Nexe

(3.6km)

Nearest Beach Praia de Faro (Mar)

(17km)

Nearest Golf Quinta Do Lago Laranjal Course

(10km)

Note

Please be aware that the location tab shown on the website is not based on the property's exact location; therefore, all location amenities are an approx of facilities, restaurants, and villages/towns you might find around the property. The property's exact location will be provided to you before arrival and might come along with some recommendations about the area and what to visit.

THE REGION

Loulé is the ideal town in the Algarve to explore for a short trip. In this historically interesting town, you can discover a real taste of Portuguese culture. The town has a beautiful centre and a magnificent market hall. The narrow streets take you to important churches, and you can discover the ruins of a 13th-century castle.

Although the town of Loulé is not located directly at sea, its municipality does include some beautiful beaches. The beaches of Loulé are known for their exclusivity, like Praia da Quinta do Lago or Praia da Quarteira.

ABOUT THE ALGARVE

Though most people tend to see the Algarve as all about the beaches and a holiday on the Med, there’s far much more to it than that. There’s actually a load of fascinating culture and history, superb cuisine and enthralling adventures to be had, though we’d be the first to admit that the beaches are pretty special too, with lots of sand, spectacle and wonderfully clean water.

But while you’re enjoying one of our fantastic villas in Algarve, you may well want to take some time out from all that sun worship to explore everything else the region has to offer – so we’ve put together this handy travel guide to give you a little help and inspiration!

Download our Algarve Travel Guide >>

 

 

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Looking for a family-friendly holiday in the Algarve that your kids will love? Casa Luum is the place to be. Watch your kids play in the pool while you relax inside, as the kitchen has a large pivoting window that allows for a full view of the swim area.

Sandy toes? Not to worry - rinse off in the outdoor shower after a day spent on the beach, before unwinding in the comfortable bedrooms. There’s an extra toddler bed in one of the rooms for your convenience, too. 


Casa Luum is a natural playground for kids, being surrounded by nature and indigenous trees in the heart of a nature reserve. Your little ones can spend the days in the villa grounds running wild, exploring all that this beautiful part of the countryside has to offer. 


The location of the property is also perfect for a kid-friendly holiday. Head to the coast and the Algarve’s stunning beaches, for an easy and relaxing family day out. If your children are more the adventurous type, there’s also a range of watersports and even surfing lessons for them to get involved in. They won’t be bored, that’s for sure!


Water babies will also love the nearby aquaparks, guaranteed fun for the entire family. There’s Aqualand, Aquashow, Slide & Splash, and more - take your pick! There are also attractions that allow your little ones to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience with their favourite aquatic creatures. Head to the likes of Zoomarine or Krazy World Zoo to come up close and personal with these impressive animals. 


For a unique day out that is child-friendly, we recommend Fonte Benemola. A walking trail that passes through protected woodland, the route contains numerous boards explaining the geographical uniqueness of the area and wildlife to watch out for. Bring a picnic to make the most of the day.


Casa Luum is also close by to Loule, home to colourful markets and ideal for shopping, thanks to the addition of the large mall, Mar Shopping. As well as stores and restaurants, the mall also has a children’s playground and cinema, making it a great spot if you do want to escape the sun and heat for a day. The best part? It’s only ten minutes away by car. 


Whatever kind of entertainment your little ones desire, Casa Luum and the varied attractions of the Algarve has you covered.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Water park
  • Zoo
  • Kid-friendly excursions
  • Water excursions/Boat trips
  • Beach Nearby
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Extras

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit 750€ paid via bank transfer to the owner one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4pm
Departure time 11am
End of stay cleaning included? Extra 90€ included in the weekly rate. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Extra cost for bath towels, linen and pool towels is 60€ inlcuded in the weekly rate.
Energy costs included? Yes, included in rental price.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included in rental price.
Minimum stay 7 nights
Changeover day Saturdays
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Not permitted.
Tax Tourist Tax included in the rental price.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Other Ts and Cs 50% deposit is required at the time of the booking.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 8th 2023 - Mar 1st 2023 £2,254
Mar 1st 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 £2,480
Apr 1st 2023 - Apr 8th 2023 £2,933
Apr 8th 2023 - Apr 24th 2023 £3,613
Apr 24th 2023 - May 1st 2023 £2,933
May 1st 2023 - Jun 1st 2023 £3,613
Jun 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 £4,519
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 £6,217
Sep 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 £4,745
Oct 1st 2023 - Nov 1st 2023 £3,613
Nov 1st 2023 - Dec 14th 2023 £2,254
Dec 14th 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 £2,707
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 6th 2024 £2,933
Apr 6th 2024 - Apr 22nd 2024 £3,613
Apr 22nd 2024 - Apr 29th 2024 £2,933
Apr 29th 2024 - May 30th 2024 £3,613
May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £4,519
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 11th 2024 £6,217

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 8th 2023 - Mar 1st 2023 €2,377
Mar 1st 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 €2,616
Apr 1st 2023 - Apr 8th 2023 €3,094
Apr 8th 2023 - Apr 24th 2023 €3,811
Apr 24th 2023 - May 1st 2023 €3,094
May 1st 2023 - Jun 1st 2023 €3,811
Jun 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 €4,766
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 €6,558
Sep 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 €5,005
Oct 1st 2023 - Nov 1st 2023 €3,811
Nov 1st 2023 - Dec 14th 2023 €2,377
Dec 14th 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 €2,855
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 6th 2024 €3,094
Apr 6th 2024 - Apr 22nd 2024 €3,811
Apr 22nd 2024 - Apr 29th 2024 €3,094
Apr 29th 2024 - May 30th 2024 €3,811
May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €4,766
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 11th 2024 €6,558

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 8th 2023 - Mar 1st 2023 $2,551
Mar 1st 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 $2,808
Apr 1st 2023 - Apr 8th 2023 $3,321
Apr 8th 2023 - Apr 24th 2023 $4,090
Apr 24th 2023 - May 1st 2023 $3,321
May 1st 2023 - Jun 1st 2023 $4,090
Jun 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 $5,115
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 $7,038
Sep 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 $5,372
Oct 1st 2023 - Nov 1st 2023 $4,090
Nov 1st 2023 - Dec 14th 2023 $2,551
Dec 14th 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 $3,064
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 6th 2024 $3,321
Apr 6th 2024 - Apr 22nd 2024 $4,090
Apr 22nd 2024 - Apr 29th 2024 $3,321
Apr 29th 2024 - May 30th 2024 $4,090
May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $5,115
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 11th 2024 $7,038

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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