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Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Algarve your home away from home

Vila Real de Santo Antonio is situated on the banks of the River Guardiana. After being submerged by the sea in the 17th century it was eventually rebuilt on a grid system in 1774 by the Marques de Pombal, radiating out from the main square.

Things to Do in Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Algarve

Those enjoying a holiday home in Vila Real de Santo Antonio will want to spend time exploring this remarkable town. The main square is lined with orange trees and 18th century town houses along with the Manuel Cabanas Museum. The long riverbank is a pleasant place for walking with impressive views across to Spain. Visit the local market at Tavira or take the ferry to Tavira Island which has a beach for sunbathing, swimming and watersports. Close by, Manta Rota beach has beautiful golden sands and rolling surf. Sunbathe, swim and enjoy the nightlife here after dark. Walks and birdwatching in the Ria Formosa Reserve or taking a cruise on the River Guadiana are more great ways to enjoy this lovely area.

Places to Visit Around Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Algarve

Just 3 km from holiday homes in Vila Real di Santo Antonio is the town of Castro Marim with its 13th century castle built by King Alfonso III. Inside the walls are the remains of a still older castle which were once the headquarters of the Order of Christ. Another fort, Sao Senastio, dates back to 1641 and was built to defend Portugal against the Spanish. The neighbouring town of Tavira is stunning with its old cobbled streets and history dating back over 2000 years. The Roman bridge spans the River Gilao. Take a trip on the sightseeing train or in a horsedrawn carriage to see the sights. Altogether the town has 37 churches as well as a castle and harbour.

Weather in Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Algarve

Holiday rentals in Vila Real de Santo Antonio have hot summers and mild winters. During the summer, daytime highs average 36°C (97°F), gradually cooling to around 15-20°C (59-68°F) in the winter. The area has no rainfall to speak of from May to October, with some showers in the winter.

Travel to Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Algarve

The nearest airport to holiday rentals in Vila Real de Santo Antonio is Faro (FAO) Airport which is about 65 km away. From there, transfers can be made by bus, taxi or by hiring a car from the airport and driving along the A22. The airport is served by many low-cost airlines from the UK and other major European cities, making it very easy to enjoy a self-catering villa holiday in the Algarve.

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      Apartment #1845063
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                        Villa #1138904
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                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                          Apartment #8155563
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                              Apartment #8055779
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                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                Apartment #1248035a
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                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                  Apartment #99958
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                                    Apartment #8047457
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                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                      House #1729048
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                                        Villa #6551753
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                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                            • 2 BR
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                                            Cottage #1994417
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                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                Apartment #6537719
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                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                  • 5 BA
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                                                  Villa #8006563
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                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                    Apartment #2315775
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                                                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                        Apartment #1869373
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                                                          Villa #52525
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                                                            Good! 3.9/5
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                                                            Apartment #63716
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                                                                Apartment #1727944
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                                                                  House #1828889
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                                                                    House #1454664a
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                                                                      Apartment #8038240
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                                                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                Apartment #6707858
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                                                                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                                    Apartment #1625709
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                                                                                      Apartment #18463
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                                                                                        Apartment #1345987
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                                                                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                                          Apartment #1706517
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                                                                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                                            Cottage #8155048
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                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                                              Apartment #1233233
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                                                                                                • 1 BR
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                                                                                                Apartment #1870652
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                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                                                  Apartment #1373458a
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                                                                                                    Apartment #6740096
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                                                                                                      • 3 BR
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                                                                                                      Villa #6824213
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Swim to our heart's content

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This was our second stay at this property. This time with 6 adults and 6 ( grand children). As expected the house had been fully arranged to our requirements by the "Purple Parrot group " ." Chapeau!!!!" The lockable pool was very warm and clean. The children spent a lot of time in the pool and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The surroundings are rustic, rural but it was what we like. Shops with all delicacies from Spain ( Ayamonte) and Portugal ( Gastro Marim ) are nearby . The beaches were empty, but for our grandchildren jumping in the waves. ( with live saving jackets!!! ) was an experience thing they are still talking about. .It was the end of the season, but the seawater temperature was wonderful ( to Dutch standards at least) . If possible we are going to return in the near future. You will need a car to get around . We found that Air auto Quarteira provided good cars and good service from Faro airport. Be aware that the check in and all the safety checks can take up a lot of time in Faro in high season . See that you are wined and dined before this check inn . We nearly missed the flight with all the young children still needing some thing to eat. We had a wonderful time in an area of Portugal/ Spain that hides treasures that families with children / grandchildren will love to explore. Rupert and Josee Drenth .
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 15-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                      A perfect pad in Tavira

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Just spent a(nother) fabulous week in Tavira, this time staying closer to the old town. Tavira Pad is a spacious two bedrooms / two bathrooms apartment just 10 minutes walk, 15 minutes stroll and 20 minutes meander from the town's main square. It is extremely well appointed with a comprehensively equipped kitchen, large, comfortable lounge/diner, a large patio and rooftop sun-trap with a spectacular view over the city. The apartment was spotlessly clean and we were delighted to find the welcome pack waiting for us when we arrived. (That first cupper was a life-saver!) Very simply - we loved it! Merry and Simon are the most welcoming of hosts who travelled the extra mile - and more - to make our stay memorable. (Thank you both) We fell for Tavira on our first visit earlier this year, We now have the perfect base from which to explore the city and the surrounding area. Ate nos vermos novamente !!!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                      Perfect - quiet and clean

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Our 2nd visit to Tavira, but our first in this apartment. Information and contact details provided prior to our stay alowed us to find the apartment with no trouble. Sandra was waiting for us to show us around and the secure, dedicated underground garage space meant we didn't need to worry about finding parking. Location was perfect - a short stroll into town. There seemed to be very few people staying in the complex, so it was very quiet. Everything was very clean and the kitchen was very well equipped. Nice to see that the shower curtain in the photos has been replaced by a glass screen (I hate clingy shower curtains!). Didn't use the pool due to the time of year (though still 22C most days). Also, we drove to local beaches (Barril was a favourite) as the ferry no longer left from Tavira town (again, time of year...). Lots of lovely restaurants, all very reasonably priced. We tended to avoid anywhere with pictures of food on display outside! Surprisingly, we needed to book for dinner most nights, even to get a table at 7pm. Also a few places "closed for the holidays" and for renovations. Enjoyed meals in Aquasul and A Taska (twice in both). Would have liked to eat at D'gusta, but it was closed, with a very loose "see you in November" sign in the window. The relaxed Portugese way of life! In summary, another very enjoyable visit to Tavira, made even better by great accommodation.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016