“Had a great time at Joe's place, communication was always prompt and factual, the apartment was so spacious and perfect in all aspects, it felt like a very safe space and parking was a bonus. The swimming pool/ bar area was so relaxing. We hired a car which enabled us to visit many memorable places however there is many things to do within walking distance of Joe's place. We will certainly be visiting again Thank you Joe x”
Joe's reviewsAs a host (17)
“We had a delightful stay at Joe's apartment. Modern, very well equipped and with a great location at cozy Praia da Luz. You can walk to the beach, supermarkets, restaurants, . Park the car and have a stress free holidays! Thank you very much, Joe! ”
“Everything was perfect and they are a lovely couple. ”
“Very clean, excellent location, excellent communication from the host. Very pleased overall with our stay.”
“We had a lovely time at Joe’s apartment. The location is about 5-10mins stroll to the beautiful Luz Beach, and there are lovely restaurants, cafes and a few grocery stores in easy walking distance. Staff at the complex were very helpful also. The apartment was spacious and well equiped for children (we have two children, 9 & 10 years). We utilised the facilities - The pool (there is a heated pool ... we visited in November), tennis court, playground and bar in the complex. The only minor thing we found lacking was the usual kitchen items usually available during house swaps - no kitchen cloth, kitchen brush/scourer, washing up liquid (there was a couple of dishwasher tablets) or cooking oil. Thanks Joe for a great week! ”
“I asked joe this weekend for a special ocasion for may son and his fiancée . Joe was so nice to agree this swap to his fantastic apartment so close to our first stay . Thanks you very much Joe for making this possible for them . We hope to meet you some day ! Highly recommend joe's apartment and Baia Praia da Luz resort ”
“We loved everything about this property ! We are Portuguese living is Lisbon and it was the first time we swap to a house in Portugal . We loved the apartment , and the resort , so confortable, prepared with everything one can need to a relaxing weekend , the staff was very professional and nice , and the location could not be better , Praia da luz on a short 5min walk , and all the facilities very close . We strongly recommend tha onda luz restaurant . We were lucky with the weather and we even get to have good time at the beach and the fantastic swimming pool of the resort . Joe was a great host, always available and explaining us everything . Thank you Joe , we hope we can come back again ”
“Joe's apartment in Luz was perfect. Just a short walk to the beach and centre and well located for exploring west towards Sagres and east towards Lagos, Carvoeiro etc. The apartment was spotless, spacious and extremely comfortable. Professional staff on a lovely development with pools and tennis courts. Joe was very welcoming and quick to get back to us. A big thank you from us all!! ”
“We enjoyed a relaxing time in the Western Algarve at Joe and Bernadette’s holiday home. The apartment is comfortable and very spacious. The well-maintained resort is a short walk to the beach (which has a backdrop of beautifully coloured cliffs) and a good range of bars/restaurants. Praia da Luz is a charming village with many pretty white-washed houses and an amazing array of colourful shrubs and flowers for mid-October. Thank you very much for agreeing to the swap.”
“Beautiful beach at walking distance as well as good restaurants, pubs and shops. Swimming pools of the condo complex very well serviced and frequented. The appartment itself modern and rationally furnished. We highly recommend it. Adelio & Sylvaine mid-October 2019”
“Second time in Joe 's flat and second time "so happy". Everything is just perfect. We've been there in October and in April. The two months are great. ”
“We enjoyed a week in Joe's lovely apartment in the charming, intimate coastal town of Luz. The apartment was beautifully laid out with floor area prioritised for these very spacious living area, kitchen and terrace. Described as ground floor, that's technically correct as you enter the apartment at ground level. However, the development is set on a gradient so the terrace overlooks pretty landscaped gardens. Out of season one of the two large pools was heated so perfect for the kids. The location was ideal, just a short stroll from the beach and even closer to the local 'High Street'. After accumulating 1000s of points over the years without being able to spend them, it was a welcome relief that Joe accepted our points offer. In fact in 8 years of home exchanging, this was the fastest, hassle free exchange we ever organised. Offer to agreement took about 5 minutes. Joe's communication was great prior, during and post our stay. I wish our experience was like this every time. Note to LHS members - Be Like Joe!”
“Baia da Luz is an excellent property/resort. It provided a good introduction to the Western Algarve. Joe was also readily available to answer all my questions. This was my first home swap and first trip to Portugal. Everything worked out perfectly and am grateful I found Joe & Bernadette and their comfortable property. The small village of Luz is worth a visit. Seems quite a few expats enjoy living or visiting there even in January. The beach is tranquil and the best part in my experience was the proximity to the Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina. Everything west of Lagos is worth a visit if you enjoy tranquility and serene small villages. In terms of the apartment, it had all the comforts. Wifi worked great and the resort reception staff were quite professional and already ready to provide directions to local points of attractions in the area. The ambiance of the apartment is modern and furniture are high end, which is not always the case in other places I stayed in the Algarve. Kitchen has everything needed, although no time for cooking as too many nice local restaurants to try both in Luz and in the following villages. I stayed away from the big cities such as Lagos or Portimao but for those who don't mind bigger areas, Lagos is very close, less then a 15 min. drive. Very pleasant home swap. Thanks again Joe& Bernadette!”
“We had a wonderful time in Luz thanks to Joe. The flat is very comfortable and spacious in a premium residence. The warm swimming pool and the nice gardens and the fabulous terrace are great. Luz is a small village with every thing near by : beach, ice cream for kids, supermarket, etc... We really want to thank Joe for his flat and for the great holidays we had thanks to him.. I highly recommend. ”
“Thanks Joe and Family for a wonderful stay at their beautiful apartment in Bai da Luz. My family(2 adults and 2 kids 1 and 3) had a wonderful time. The location is perfect (just a short stroll into town) where there are lots of fantastic restaurants and a beautiful beach. Our kids loved the pool and playground and we had a fantastic time relaxing there. Thanks again Joe. ”
“A fantastic trip to a really nice quiet location in the Algarve. Joe is a perfect gentleman. He couldn't have been more helpful and went well above and beyond. The apartment is top quality and the balcony fabulous for lazy lunches with a bottle of wine. Just a short walk away is a great beach. A few very nice restaurants immediately local too! I'm hoping to go back for another trip in the near future, and that hasn't influenced my review at all! Thanks Joe for everything.”
“We can't thank Joe and his family enough for his kind generosity in letting us use his holiday apartment. We stayed at Baia da Luz for the last part of our trip to Portugal and enjoyed every minute. It is so nice to have such a lovely pool area, restaurant and reception area. The apartment itself was well equipped with everything we needed for our short stay, there was also plenty of space for our 2 little ones to run around. During the day we explored the beaches and many of the surrounding areas, including Lagos which is a great place. Thank you Joe, we are already looking to come to Portugal again next year we like the country and the Algarve so much. ”
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