The villa is spacious and light, with amazing views to the coast and countryside. Large accessible covered terraces, allowing shady areas to relax in, built in BBQ and a pathway through the garden to the large pool, a PAL battery operated pool lift. The villa is all on one level with sturdy ramps where needed. Included in the rental is a shower/commode chair, shower trolley, massage table, mobile hoist, 10cm loo raiser, also the complementary use of a accessible ramp vehicle (WAV) and airport transfers. Level access shower room. Mobility hire is also available.. Extensive covered terraces around the villa, small ramps where needed, BBQ area and level grassed garden, the pool 9.50m x 4.50m with shallow Roman entry steps,there is a PAL pool lift installed. Plenty of dining areas and sun loungers, the mornings are filled with birdsong from the wide variety of bird life found here. The villa has been designed to take full advantage of the views, and sunset that the Algarve has to offer.
- Accessible Pool
- Airport Transfer
- Air Con
- Assistance Animals
- Assisted Shower Chair
- Disabled Parking
- Electric Beds
- Manual Hoist
- Oxygen Hire
- Pressure Mattress
- Scooter Hire
- Self Shower Chair
- Toilet Grab Rails
- Wheelchair Hire
- Wheel In Shower
Faro Airport is 15 minute drive, an accessible vehicle transfers which will be organise for you to the comfort of Luz do sol once at the villa you will have the use of an accessible courtesy car.
We can also arrange carers, nurses and if you need any mobility equipment that is not kept at the villa we will also arrange this on your behalf with a local hire company.
The villa is ideally situated to take full advantage of all the Algarve has to offer within easy reach, situated in a stunning peaceful valley the mornings are filled with birdsong from the wide variety of bird life found here.
For a confirmed booking a 30% non-refundable deposit is required. A booking will be held confirmed once the initial deposit has been paid, and remains “provisional” until the deposit has been received.
Once the booking has been made the balance payment is due 16 weeks prior to the arrival date.
Where a booking is made within the 16 weeks of arrival date the full payment must be made on the booking day.
If the guest should cancel the booking they must notify the owner immediately. Any cancellations made after the full payment has been made on the 16 weeks the guest will forfeit the full amount paid, unless the property can re booked.
A damage deposit of €700 is required on arrival, this is required for any damage to the property and car excess insurance.
You must arrange your own insurance prior to travelling, and have full and proper insurance in place for personal injury and for their goods, belongings and personal effects, including cover against cancellation and illness, and personal liability during your stay at the villa.
Only those stipulated on the booking form may reside at the property as guests. The maximum capacity of the villa is 7 plus 2 infants. The number of persons staying at the villa must not exceed this unless specifically authorized with the owner. There is an extra charge per guest please contact the owner. Should the owner or local representative find that the number of people staying at the property exceeds that on the booking ask the extra person or persons to vacate the villa immediately.
Changeover day arrival and departure times
The villa is available from 16:00 on your arrival day and must be vacated by 10:00 on the day of departure.
In some cases if possible for a longer departure time if agreed with the owner.
This is for preparation for the arriving guests. We do appreciate this may be difficult due to flight times, and it may be possible to leave luggage until a more convenient time. This must be pre-arranged with the owner.
The changeover day is flexible throughout the year where possible, in high season the changeover day is Saturday.
The owner or local representative shall be entitled at any time to enter the villa to examine its condition and the condition of its furniture and fittings. No furniture must be moved without authorization.
The owner reserves the right to alter or withdraw facilities or amenities which have been advertised or previously available without prior notice where necessary due to repairs to the entire property, includes pool, lawn and garden.
Whilst every effort is made to ensure that statements, descriptions and particulars of the villa are accurate, the owner will not be liable if the villa does not meet the requirements of the guests.
The WAV is complimentary to help you get out and about so please do understand this offer.
Prior to booking guests must ensure that the villa is entirely suitable for all members of their party.
The owner is also not liable for weather conditions, and other circumstances beyond their control.
The owner reserves the right to charge a breakages deposit of 700 euros which will be refunded within 7 working days providing no damage has occurred to the property, villa, car, lawn, garden or the mobility equipment kept at the villa.
At the end of the period the guest shall leave the villa and its furnishings, fixtures and fittings and all other contents in the same order as the commencement period. Any breakages, loss or damage arising during the period must be reported by the guest to the owner. Any repair or replacement will be taken from the damage deposit paid by the guest.
The deposit will be returned once the villa has been cleaned and checked.
The owner is also entitled to charge for extra cleaning if the villa is left in a unreasonable state, if sun tan cream has contact with the white linen bed sheets, this cannot be removed this also will be deducted from the damage deposit.
If the irrigation is damaged this is to be reported immediately to the owner as the grass will not be irrigated, causing the grass to die in the summer.
Damage caused to the lawn will also be charged, as this will affect the next in coming guests and cannot be repaired instantly.
The Guest shall forfeit without compensation his/her right to occupy the villa if any activity which may cause unreasonable noise, disturbance or damage to the property.
The owner reserves the right to request any activity causing damage to the property, including the pool, terraces, lawn and garden mobility equipment and car. If requests are ignored and damage continues the guest shall forfeit without compensation his/her right to occupy the villa. Repairs and damage will be taken from the damage deposit.
Failure to pay the breakage deposit upon request will result in your booking being treated as cancelled by you.
Linen, towels and beach towels are included. More than one week stay weekly full clean change of linen and towels, garden and pool clean.
If more cleaning is required please let us know, this is charged on an hourly basis.
All persons stated on the booking form are responsible for the care of the property and are expected to take good care of it throughout their stay.
At the end of the rental period all utensils, furnishings, walls, floors and fittings, mobility equipment, and car must be left in good condition. It is the guest’s responsibility to notify the owner or representative immediately of any sudden equipment failure so that reasonable action can be taken to rectify the situation.
Any damage or breakages must be reported immediately to the owner or the local representative
To the extent permitted by law, the owners of the property exclude all liability and responsibility whatsoever for death, personal injury, accidents, loss or damage to persons or personal belongings however caused.
The use of the accommodation and amenities including the pool and pool lift and mobility equipment is entirely at the user’s (guests) own risk. Children must be supervised by responsible adults always when using the pool.
The owner does not accept any responsibility or liability for natural disaster, fire, weather conditions, any technical, structural, electrical, plumbing or any other circumstances with amount to the Acts of God, or any other events beyond the owners control. The Owner cannot be held responsible for noise or disturbance originating beyond the boundaries of the property.
In no case will the Owner or the Owner’s Representative individually or collectively be liable to make any payment or give any refund or compensation of any amount over and above the total rental amount paid.
Luz do sol is a self-catering accommodation require it is up to the guest to supply all provisions and consumables necessary for daily living. If you are arriving late we can organise a small shop to see you through the evening and morning, this has to be pre-arranged with the owner.
In the event of storms and extreme weather conditions
In the event of lighting please un plug all items, TV, Cable box, hoist, computers, phones any electrical equipment, the owner is not responsible for any damage cause to electrical items of the guests. The owner is also not responsible for flooding or damage to guests items due to a flood.
The warm climate inevitably attracts insects such as ants, mosquitos and wasps. The best way of deterring insects such as ants and wasps, is to ensure that no food is left accessible, and crumbs are always swept up from terraces after an al fresco meal. By making sure that food is put away and rubbish regularly removed daily, you will be helping to keep the property free of unwelcome visitors.
Special events and Parties
If the guest is planning to hold an event, such as a wedding or party, which involves having a larger number of people at the property, or if the guest is planning to use the Property for a purpose other than holiday, please communicate this to the owner at the time of booking, as special approval or arrangements may be required.
Depending on the nature of the event, a surcharge and/or additional security deposit may be required, which will be agreed and confirmed in writing prior to confirming the reservation.
Note that Luz do sol is in a residential area and are subject to rules and regulations regarding their use, therefore, it may not always be possible to grant permission for certain uses or activities due to these or other reasons beyond the control of the Owner.
In the event of there being a complaint concerning the villa, the matter must be taken up immediately either with the owner or the local representative. The owner regrets that they are unable to deal with a complaint after the guest has left or returned home.
This agreement will be governed by the laws of Portugal. In the event of controversy arising from the booking and Property rental that cannot be resolved amicably between the parties.
By making a confirmed booking the Guest agrees that these terms and conditions have been read, understood and have been accepted and agreed to by the Guest without reservation and without exception.
If any of the conditions of this Rental Contract are or become or are deemed to be invalid, or if there is any omission from any terms and conditions, the remaining terms and conditions will remain valid and enforceable and cannot be contested.
Flying / Car hire
All arrangements for flights and car hire are made between the client and the relevant company.
Air Conditioning and under floor heating
Air conditioning and under floor heating is optional. The additional cost is 170 Euros per week. Electricity in Portugal is the 2nd most expensive in Europe. Air conditioning units are an instant cool, so when you go out for the day please turn the units off and not waste energy. It also leads to more burning of coal and other fossil fuels that contribute to global climate change.
Long lets more for one month or longer will be charged electricity on the meter which will be read on arrival of the guest and at the end of the stay, the guest is required to pay this bill before departure.
Terms and conditions regarding the use of the complimentary vehicle
Luz do sol has 2 wheelchair adapted Renault Kangoos. We do not have a license to hire cars but we are allowed to offer these as complimentary use during your holiday.
One car is 4 seats plus wheelchair and the other has 3 seats plus wheelchair. This second vehicle is there as a backup so only one car per booking. However when the group has more than 1 wheelchair user exceptions are made.
The cars in Portugal are insured rather than the driver.
Please bear in mind that the cars are right hand drive so its useful to have a driver with experience driving their UK cars abroad.
If you have a disability parking badge make sure to bring it with you.
The use of the complimentary car is a gesture of goodwill we are lending the vehicle to you during your stay this is not a hired vehicle.
2. The vehicle is only available to people staying with us at Luz do Sol.
3. The vehicle is fully comprehensive insured for any driver minimum age 25 maximum 70 and 5 years full driving licence, with no accident claim within the past 5 years, and no points. In the case of an accident the driver is responsible for the excess insurance of €700.
4. For you to borrow the car we will require a copy of the allocated driver drivers licence and passport.
5. On your arrival we will issue you with a letter of authority to use our vehicle during you stay. Only the person with a letter of authority form us will be permitted to drive the vehicle.
6. The vehicle is only for use within the Algarve and not to be taken out of Portugal.
7. The motorway A22 is a toll road. Tolls are electronically recorded by the number plate of the car, guests are responsible for their charges, and must be reported to the owner if they have used A22.
8. It is important to remember that in the event of an accident that you are borrowing the car from us.
9. Any speeding fines or parking fines are the responsibility of the driver of the vehicle, we have a point system now in Portugal.
10. The car is only for the use of transportation of the wheelchair client and shall not be used outside of this, without the express permission on the owners.
11. If the cars are being misused, or reckless driving, the owner will remove the use of the cars immediately.
12. If one of the cars is not available due to service, maintenance, the other will be offered, this should be taken into consideration if there are more than 4 in your group.
13. Any damage caused to the car during the dates that you have use of the car will be deducted from the damage deposit this includes, tyres, interior, exterior.
14. The car is a complimentary offer for you to enjoy getting out and about with a member in their party with a wheelchair, if for any reason you are not happy with the car, please do let us know and we can help you arrange a hired car.
15. In the event of an accident the police must be called dialling 112, we should also be contacted on either 00351 919032377. A yellow vest must be worn and a triangle placed 30 metres before the vehicle depending on the situation, these items are supplied with the vehicle. Do not move the vehicle until the police allow you to.
16. The car loan is not a compulsory item so please do note this can be terminated immediately if the owner requires.
17. It is no longer legal to use the old paper licences, so please make sure you have the digital card form licence.
If there are more than 4 in your group, it is highly recommended that you rent another car.
If you would like to make alternative arrangements for adapted car hire please contact us for further info.
These terms and conditions are subject to change at any time.
We recognize that each person’s ability to access a particular environment will depend upon a number of additional personal factors known only to that individual, and therefore inclusion of a particular amenity or facility on this website does not imply ‘access for all’, nor ‘compliance’ with the Disability Discrimination Act or other local or national legislation.
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Fantastic Disabled Friendly Villa
You won't find a better deal as I scoured the web and hundreds of locations before booking the villa with Caroline the owner. I booked for 11 days in October with my disabled sister and our partners. Everywhere was accessible for my sister who had hired a motorised scooter to get around the villa. There are ramps all around and a wheel in shower with a toilet riser too. Everything you need for a self catering holiday is there - fully equipped kitchen, tv with English channels and even a huge array of books to read while you relax. The views are just incredible and sitting on the terrace in the morning with the birds singing was just so peaceful. The evenings were also amazing watching all the lights twinkling in the distance while we dined outside with the pool lights on. Our host Caroline was so helpful and kind, even bringing us candles and a lace tablecloth when we dined in with Angela's Gourmet Kitchen (which was also brilliant). She met us at the airport and also kindly escorted us back as we had a lot of luggage and medical equipment. You really couldn't ask for a better host or villa. We loved it and hope to return when we can. Thank you Caroline. xx
by William Blackburn
Caroline's Casa Bele Vista
Casa Bele Vista certainly lived up to it\'s billing. A quiet area outside the town of Almancil, a car is essential, I recommend AutoGem car hire. Caroline is a superb host and will do almost anything to make your break/holiday a success. She even did our shopping prior to arrival....thank you Caroline From Bill, Mark, Sally and Anatol. PS. Caroline can\'t guarantee the weather, but anything else potugese she is your oracle March 23-30th 2013
Excellent villa for wheelchair use
We booked directly with Caroline the owner and the five of us stayed for a week in April. I have a heavy powered wheelchair and was pleased to find Casa Bela Vista spacious and easy for me to get around, with ramps wherever necessary. Large kitchen, and big sitting room with comfortable armchairs, TV, music and books - though we were outside most of the time. The swimming pool was very tempting (though in April still too chilly for us to venture in). Breakfast on the terrace by the pool every morning in sunshine was idyllic. We used the 3 big bedrooms. In my room there is plenty of space for the standing hoist (rented), and Caroline had installed a grab handle over the bed for me to use ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ very thoughtful. The en-suite bathroom was also spacious for the standing hoist (as above) and shower chair (provided). The villa is only 20 minutes from Faro airport, in a great position on a hill with views from the terrace of countryside, villas and the sea in the distance. It?óÔé¼Ôäós only a few minutes drive from Almancil with a choice of several good supermarkets ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ though too far to walk or use the wheelchair so it?óÔé¼Ôäós essential to rent a car. Caroline was really helpful with the transfers to/from the airport with the powered wheelchair; hiring a standing hoist; and helping us with car rental. She arranged for a Fiat Doplo (delivered to the villa) spacious enough to fit the manual wheelchair in the boot. We couldn?óÔé¼Ôäót rent a car to take the powered wheelchair. We sampled beaches and cliffs including the accessible beach at Quarteira (with promenade) and (further afield) the lovely Praia da Marinha (great views from the picnic site on the cliff top and extensive cliff walks for the family). At Zoomarine park 3 of the family swam with the dolphins (an unforgettable experience). Vilamoura with its smart marina and restaurants was also accessible. All thanks to Caroline as our host and for her local advice. We had a great relaxing holiday and plan to return!
by John and Pauline from Hampshire
This Villa is beautiful and exceptional. Not only is it large and spacious but the owner made every effort to ensure our stay was easy and peaceful. The owner (who was on hand whenever we needed local guidance or advice) has also ensured that there is an exceptionally good level of wheelchair disabled aids and other access systems.I would thoroughly recommend this delightful Villa to anyone without hesitation.
by Marion from Hampshire UK
Brilliantly Accessible Villa
We booked this Villa direct with the owner, Caroline. From the outset it was very clear she cannot do enough to make your holiday a comfortable and accessible stay. From the reassuring emails before we arrived that helped to set up car hire (essential), a hoist for the pool (a key facility for me), food shopping so we had something for the evening of our arrival. If you need anyhting while you are here, she is discreetly on hand. She is also a mine of information for local restaurants, beaches, fishing and golf etc. The Villa itself is really well equipped for wheelchair users, with sturdy ramps, roll in shower, wide doors and large rooms that make it easy and comfortable to move around. If you need any additional equipment not kept at the Villa, then Caroline will relish the challenge of sourcing it locally. The Villa is set in a beautiful area on a hill, just outside Almancil, with grand views right to the coast. It is a short drive to local amenities and visitor attractions. Many thanks to Caroline, we all had a fabulous holiday, fun, relaxing and good memories. Our first visit, hopefully not our last!!