Holiday Villa near Tavira, Eastern Algarve, Algarve, Portugal

    Casa do Riacho, Gorgeous Algarvean Villa with Pool, rural tranquil location


    £750 - £1,450
    per week

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      8 x 4 metre salt treated pool  (3/17)

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      New solid built BBQ  (10/17)

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    Casa do Riacho

    Villa Ref: 12814

    Licence Number: 23989/AL

    • Sleeps 6
    • Self Catering
    • 3 Bedrooms
    • No Smoking
    • 3 Bathrooms
    • No Pets
    • Quite location
      Stunning Views
      Close to amenities
    • Car essential
      Changeover
      Flexible

    Nearest Airport: Faro (29km)
    Not suitable for infirm

    Description

    Villa in Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo, Nr. Tavira, Eastern Algarve, Portugal - Only 20 mins from Faro Airport,15 Mins Drive to Tavira and Beaches. Short Walk from Local Shops

    Casa do Riacho (RNAL Reg No. 23989/AL) is a traditional Algarvean style villa, built in 2009 by the current owners, who know the area well and feel they have created the perfect place to quickly relax by themselves with friends and family all year round. In the foot hills of Santa Catarina, The villa is within easy reach of the A270 São Bras/Tavira road and is situated a little way up a country track/lane in a quiet, rural area, convenient and well positioned.

    The villa is furnished comfortably and to a very high standard. It includes two way air conditioning, a log fire, Smart TV, CD and DVD players and an iPod dock. The villa is lovely, peaceful and the private rural location is stunning, surrounded by hills, unspoilt countryside and amazing views, with fabulous wildlife, yet is just a short walk from the local shops which caters for all the usual provisions.

    It is within close reach of Faro Airport (20 mins), with easy access by car to numerous beautiful sandy beaches such as Fuseta (15 mins) and Barril (20 mins) and the local towns of Tavira (15 mins), Olhao & S. Bras (10 mins), Loule (20 mins) and is only 6km from the A22 motorway jct 15, linking the whole of the Algarve coast with Spain and Lisbon (the Spanish border is less than a 20 min drive). Additionally, the villa is within 30 mins drive from many of the region's best golf courses, including those of Vilamoura, Vale do Lobo, Quinta do Lago to the West and Benamor, Monte Rei, Quinta da Cima, Quinta da Ria, Castro Marim, Quinta do Vale to the East, plus it is in easy reach of Algarve tourist attractions including Zoomarine, the water parks and many historical places of interest. The Colina Verde 9 hole golf course and leisure club is just 15 mins drive.

    The villa boasts 3 good sized bedrooms and 3 bathrooms (2 en suite and one adjacent). It comfortably sleeps up to 6 people in two double and 2 twin beds (babies' cots available on request). The 8 x 4 metre clear salt treated swimming pool is located at the front of the villa, from which there are spectacular hillside views. There are several lovely terraces on which to sunbathe and dine alfresco. The pretty mature well tended gardens, including carob and olive trees, offer additional natural shady areas to relax.

    The immediate surrounding area has wonderful country trails for keen walkers and the area in general also attracts cyclists and bird watchers. The small local town of Santa Catarina is conveniently just a short walk/drive away. It offers several mini mercados (small supermarkets), a bank, pharmacy, health centre, fresh fish and fruit shops, newsagent selling English newspapers, cafe/bar and lovely bakery, offering many choices of fresh bread and locally baked cakes. There is a very good and reasonably priced traditional Portuguese restaurant, O Constantino, approx 5 mins walk (400 mtres) from the villa and many others within a very short drive in all directions. The nearest main (and reasonably priced) large supermarket is less than a 10 min drive. There are several others within easy reach too.

    For dining at the villa, there is a fabulous, efficient and easy to use brick built BBQ on the main terrace with a huge selection of utensils available, plus a fully equipped kitchen. The villa is extremely well managed/serviced by our friendly, efficient and reputable local multi-lingual property management company, headed by Lorraine. They are on hand for help and advice. The owners are always happy to discuss clients' requirements and can be flexible concerning arrival days and length of stay and longer lets.

    The villa offers FREE WIFI and Smart TV, plus a good selection of CDs, videos, books, DVDs and games.
    Please see our video review of the property by Celebrity Radio:
    https://youtu.be/jE5uprsy4OM

    Location of holiday rental near Tavira, Eastern Algarve, Algarve

    Holiday Type: Beach, Rural, Local Nightlife, Historic/Sightseeing, Town/City, Family
    Local Activities: Swimming/Watersports, Walking, Golf, Fishing, Horse Riding, Tennis, Cycling/Mountain Biking, Gym, Zoo, Local Market, Amusement/Water Park
    Nearest Airport: Faro
    Lisbon
    29km
    291km
    Nearest Railway Station: Tavira 15km
    Nearest Bus Station: Moncarrapacho 13km
    Nearest Beach: Fuseta 14km
    Nearest Pub/Restaurant: O Constantino 400m

    Location description

    Casa do Riacho is situated in a beautiful tranquil hillside setting in the untouristy Eastern Algarve, less than 1km from the pretty village of Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo, situated between Sao Bras de Alportel and is not overlooked on any side. The property offers great privacy and is a short and easy drive from some of the cleanest, quietest, beautiful and most unspoilt beaches in Portugal eg. Fuseta, Baril and Tavira Island to name a few.The nearest restaurant is a very short walk (400 metres approx) and offers a varied and good menu, including local dishes and specialities.

    The villa is central for the many golf clubs and other amenities in the region. It is also a paradise for walkers, with many marked walking routes within easy access of the villa. Cyclists (cycling is big in Portugal) can hire bikes from the local towns. The local coastal area is especially popular for birding (Rio Formosa is 20 mins drive). Casa do Riacho is also within easy reach of Faro airport (25 mins drive) and a short drive (15 mins) from the town of Tavira, one of the most beautiful undiscovered gems in the Algarve, which is a must to visit both during the day and at night.

    The A22 motorway exit is about 6 mins drive from the villa. It is usually a very quiet road and links the whole of the Algarve to Spain and also Lisbon (which is approx. 3 hrs drive) and it's an easy drive to Val do Lobo, Quinta do Lago, Vilamoura, Albufeira, Silves, Sagres, Lagos etc. Surfing is a day trip to the West Coast. Sea excursions are offered on the Rio Formosa just 20 mins drive away at Fuseta and also Olhao. Sea Fishing and other boat trips are available at Villamoura (30 mins drive approx.) and other locations.

    The Eastern Algarve is a lot less touristy and unspoilt than the Western side. It feels very relaxed and it is considerably cheaper to eat out than the Central and Western Algarve. The locals are generally very friendly and helpful. In nearby Tavira there is a Lidl, Aldi, Continente, Pingo Doce, plus it has a big new shopping centre called Gran Plaza. About 10 mins drive is a very good and reasonable supermarket called Intermarche in Sao Bras de Alportel.

    Other activities

    Horse riding stables in Santa Catarina, 9 hole golf course 15 mins drive away at Colina Verde, Moncarapacho, Cycle hire in Tavira

    Local events

    Monthly Market Day (large market), local festivals and fairs.

    Tourist attractions

    Olive pressing (seasonal) in Santa Catarina, Tavira (old Algarvean historic town),

    Directions

    From Faro airport (via motorway A22) :

    On leaving the airport stay in the right-hand lane to enter a dual carriageway. Follow this road passing exits for Monte Negro, Faro and Portimao. Pass Faro city which will be on your right.

    Take the next exit, Sign posted S Bras Alportel as you come off the exit ramp you will come to a roundabout, take the third exit. N2, Sign posted A22 Espanha

    Follow the N2 to the motorway (signed variously A22 and IP1) going through Chelote and 2 sets of traffic lights.

    As the N2 approaches the motorway it takes a gradual left-hand bend. Immediately after this bend take the right-hand fork signed ESPANHA. Beware ! Signage at this point is at road level, difficult to read and unlit at night.

    Leave the A22 at junction 15 sign posted Olhao.

    At the first roundabout go left (signed Santa Catarina).

    Keep going along this road until you come to a roundabout. You are now in St. Catarina.

    Take a left turn sign posted Sao Bras, keep going along this road and pull in at the Oz petrol station on the right where our property manager will meet you and escort you to the villa


    Return to Faro airport

    Return to the A22

    Leave the A22 at junction 14 and join the N2, heading for Faro.

    After about 7km the airport is signposted to the right immediately before a road bridge crossing the N2 ahead of you.

    Take this road and follow it directly to the airport.

    Accommodation, Facilities and Services

    Suitability: Not suitable for infirm, No Smoking, No Pets
    General: Air conditioning, Central heating, Internet Access, Beach equipment, Hairdryer
    Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
    1 Double/s with ensuite, 2 Double/s, 1 Twin/s with ensuite
    Cot can be arranged on requrest
    Bathrooms: 3 Bathroom/s
    1 Bath/s, 3 Shower/s, 3 Wash basin/s, 3 Toilets/s, 1 Bidet/s
    Lounge: Seating for 6 people
    TV, CD Player, Radio, DVD Player, Large screen TV, Board Games, Books/Magazines, Selection of Films, Selection of Music
    Tv channels accessed via smart TV and in house internet, available Netflix, Kodi, Filmon, giving most UK channels, films and music.
    Dining Area: Seating for 6 people , High chair
    High chair and other children's equipment is possible to arrange on request, depending on availability.
    Kitchen/Utility: Oven, Hob, Grill, Fridge, Freezer, Microwave, Kettle, Toaster, Coffee maker, Dishwasher, Washing machine, Ironing board, Iron
    Outdoors: Swimming Pool, BBQ, Private garden, Balcony, Terrace, Sunloungers, Patio table, Patio chairs, Sunshade, Outside shower
    Access: Car essential, Off road parking, Secure parking, Private car park, Stairs
    Depending on the type of holiday you are looking for, a car isn't necessary but is an advantage for shopping or beach trips. Airport transfer service is possible to arrange on request. Please contact the owners for more details.
    Please note due to the situation of the outdoor swimming pool we strongly advise that this villa may not be suitable for use by very small children unsupervised.
    Services: Linen provided, Towels provided, Cleaning included
    The villa is cleaned and the towels/linen changed on a weekly basis. More frequent servicing can be arranged but will be charged extra. Please contact the owners for more details. Pool/beach towels can be hired in resort.

    Wonderful week in this lovely Villa

    The villa is just delightful so well appointed with 3 bedrooms each with own shower/bathroom and well laid out providing privacy along with lots of open plan living space - it has everything you could possibly need in the way of amenities and is clean and comfortable :)
    Outside is a gorgeous pool crystal clear with stunning views over the valley - the gardens are lovely, well kept with interesting flora and fauna - ideally situated between Faro, Loule and closest of all the lovely town of Tavira.
    Excellent beaches a short drive away - highly recommend.

    Amanda T (SOUTH EAST ENGLAND, UK)
    17/10/17
    October 2017
    Families with Teenagers, Activity Seekers, Sun Seekers, Art/Culture, Food/Wine, Sightseeing/History

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    Reviews submitted by the advertiser

    Anonymous said...
    24 Feb 2016
    The photos do not do it justice!!Estr. EN270, Tavira, Faro, 8800, Portugal
    Date of Stay
    1 Jan 2016
    From the moment we enquired about hiring this beautiful home, we were well and truly taken care of. The owners, Lisa and Charles were extremely helpful, as well as the local staff who oversee the home. We were met by Lorraine, who looks after the property with her husband, Luis, and they could not have been more helpful. We were welcomed by the gorgeous smell of the burning open log fire. We preordered a welcome hamper, and as it was New Year's Day, Lorraine even provided extras such as wine and groceries so we could cook that evening, which we paid her for. The villa is extremely spacious. There is a large utility which has a washer and a fridge in. This leads to the excellently equipped kitchen....honestly, there is nothing you won't find in there! We actually ate in every evening as it was so well equipped. After dinner, load the dishwasher and relax. The kitchen leads through to the dining area which has a bookcase and board games aswell as a beautiful sideboard and a beautiful rocking chair in an open space leading out to the terrace. Off the dining area is a double bedroom with a bathroom opposite. Stairs lead upto the wonderful master bedroom. This is an extremely large room and has an ultra modern glass walk in shower. A highlight of the room is a large terrace which overlooks the beautiful unspoilt countryside and the ocean in the distance. Back downstairs, a few steps lead down to the lounge which is so homely and cosy. There are two sofas and a chair, with a large table. The main feature of the room is the open log fire. The fire and surround is truly stunning. We designated one of our party to collect the logs from the log store at the back of the villa and clean the fire out each morning. There is also a CD player and a TV and DVD machine....not only that, but a large selection of CDs and DVDs to accompany these. We took some DVDs with us and it was so cosy after dinner to relax in the lounge with the log fire burning away. There is an amazing light feature which hangs from the high ceiling. Off the lounge is a spacious twin room with an ensuite bathroom with bath and shower. This room has a window overlooking the pool and has a beautiful chair which was lovely to sit and read in. All of the bathrooms have heated towel rails too! Outside is just as stunning, a beautiful med style garden with cacti, various terraces to sit on and a beautiful pool...even in January we dipped our feet in! The views from the villa are breathtaking too.

    Rates

    Price quoted in £ Sterling
    Period Weekly Minimum Stay
    September 2017 £9507 Days
    October 2017 £9507 Days
    November 2017 £7507 Days
    December 2017 £7507 Days
    January 2018 £7507 Days
    February 2018 £7507 Days
    March 2018 £7507 Days
    April 2018 £9507 Days
    May 2018 £9757 Days
    June 2018 £9757 Days
    July 2018 £1,3007 Days
    August 2018 £1,4507 Days
    September 2018 £9757 Days
    October 2018 £9757 Days
    November 2018 £7507 Days
    December 2018 £7507 Days

    Please Note: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion. Currency conversions are not guaranteed to be accurate.

    Deposit/Booking Notes

    Payment terms,
    25% Booking deposit with the balance due 6 weeks prior to arrival
    Payment by bank transfer BACS Payments
    Winter stays, price listed based on 2 pax, £105 per person per week supplement.

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    Owner Details

    Contact Charles Davies

    Owner Name:
    Lisa or Charles

    Property Ref:
    12814

    Languages Spoken:
    English/ Portuguese

    Preferred Contact Method:
    Enquiry Form

    Telephone Number

    Primary Telephone:
    07770327755

    Secondary Telephone:
    07770328232

    Owner joined website:
    21 September 2017

    Property listed since:
    11 October 2017

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    Owner Name: Lisa or Charles

    Property Ref: 12814

    Languages Spoken: English/ Portuguese

    Preferred Contact Method: Enquiry Form

    Telephone Number

    Primary Telephone: 07770327755

    Secondary Telephone: 07770328232

    Owner joined website: 21 September 2017

    Property listed since: 11 October 2017

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    Casa do Riacho

    Villa Ref: 12814
    Licence Number: 23989/AL

    • Sleeps 6
    • Self Catering
    • 3 Bedrooms
    • No Smoking
    • 3 Bathrooms
    • No Pets
    • Quite location
      Stunning Views
      Close to amenities
    • Car essential
      Changeover
      Flexible

    Nearest Airport: Faro (29km)
    Not suitable for infirm


    £750 - £1,450
    per week

    Owner Details

    Owner Name:
    Lisa or Charles

    Property Ref:
    12814

    Languages Spoken:
    English/ Portuguese

    Preferred Contact Method:
    Enquiry Form

    Telephone Number

    Primary Telephone:
    07770327755

    Secondary Telephone:
    07770328232

    Owner joined website:
    21 September 2017

    Property listed since:
    11 October 2017

    Please mention theholidaylet.com and be aware of time differences if making contact by phone.

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