The contact and the booking were made easy by Bernie in the office who, upon payment, furnished me with a complete set of details of shops, restaurants and attractions. When my daughter saw the photos of the house she asked if she could visit us. Bernie and the owners were literally happy to accommodate us. The house is such that two families can have half the house each – great for young ones with different bedtimes. Everyone can get together in the lovely courtyard which catches the late afternoon sun. A lot of thought has gone into supplying a comprehensive set of kitchen tools and crockery. Twice for the 2 kitchens. We prefer to buy local and cook or barbecue as often as possible. We made regular trips to the bigger super market for our main shopping and heavy stuff like bottled water and charcoal came from a small friendly supermarket a few steps up the road. There was a manager on hand abased in Luz who helped us with trivial problems and her excellent cleaning staff cleaned thoroughly and replaced laundry for us. Inevitably things break during a busy season and with back-to-back rentals there’s not always time to make repairs. We contacted the manager who was able to sort all issues out promptly. What was nice was to be able to leave towels and bags on the hired beach-loungers, stroll the 5 minutes home for a cool beer and a shower, then eat and wander back down to the beach – really convenient. If you are happy to remain in Luz for meals out then there is no need for a car. There are, however, many good restaurants along the coast and in nearby Lagos, so public transport or a car would be needed. The management can help there too. In the evenings the activity is down on the promenade with many bars and restaurants, but no matter how much you over-indulge, you know you’re only 5 minutes from home.