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Outstanding Property

Bedrooms Studio
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Charming Villa with large swimming pool, secluded gardens and Amazing Views

The villa is nicely designed, all living quarters are on the ground floor. The house consist of a hallway leading to the very spacious living room with wood burner stove and dining area with seating for 10 people. The A fully equipped kitchen with adjacent dining/breakfast room. There are five double bedrooms all with built in wardrobes, four bathrooms (one suite). Access form the living room to the South facing semi-covered terraces with table & chairs and surrounding beautiful and mature landscaped gardens. The swimming pool is fully fenced and as such friendly for children and can be reached via a decorative natural stone staircase down to the gate where you'll find the large (15 meter length) swimming pool with lawn, sun terrace, outside shower and sun loungers. On the terrace on south side of the swimming pool there is a built in stone bench from where you can enjoy beautiful far reaching views of the surrounding nature towards the sea. The dining table under the semi covered terrace with BBQ area overlooking the gardens is a perfect place for that all-important 'Al Fresco' dining. The large living area is equipped with TV (Cable TV with international channels, DVD player, Audio system, books and magazines. The kitchen is equipped with a large fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, gas cooker / hob, microwave, toaster, kettle and all utensils, pots, pans etc.

Tiago Soares
Member since: 2015
Speaks French, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 March, 2017

Why Tiago Soares chose Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo

Children of all age are welcome. Having children of their own, the owners have ensured the grounds are as child friendly as possible. The pool area is fenced to three sides and gates have been installed at the entrances with childproof latches.

Ample parking space provided.

What makes this villa unique

Amazing Views.

Peaceful property.

Large Swimming Pool.

Ping Pong Table.


Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Santa Catarina
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Surrounded by the unspoilt beautiful nature of the East Algarve, this property is only a 35 minute drive from Faro Airport. Tavira is approx. a 12 minute drive away and is one of the nicest laidback places to visit. It is very easy to lose track of time in Tavira, a lovely old town with a long history where time stood still. You can spend hours strolling the charming cobblestone streets with it's many restaurants, shops, bars and terraces to enjoy a refreshment in the sun. The old palace is nearby and the beach of Ilha de Tavira is within walking distance and has many small restaurants. A visit to the recently renovated Pousada (Inn) is recommended. This is a very nice destination all year round. During the summer months there is a boat ferry from the center of town, opposite the Happy Homes office, going to Ilha de Tavira and Quatro Aguas.

Sta Catarina, a charming little village is only a 5 minute drive away. Here they organize once a month a gypsy market that is well worth a visit. There are several superb golf courses and many blue flag beaches with excellent water sport facilities to choose from within a 15/20 minute drive. The nearest restaurant is a little gem known only by residents living in the area which you pass on your way from Faro Airport to the property.

It is located in a local Bed & Breakfast called Quinta de Fonte do Bispo, where the owners also organize many events to be enjoyed by both their own guests and residents/visitors from the area. Large supermarkets you'll find in Sao Bras, Loule and Tavira. The nearest supermarket (Loja Fresca) is in Sta Catarina.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo in Tavira

Property Type:
  • villa
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • There are 4 bathrooms - 1 in suite.
  • Studio, Sleeps 10
  • There are five double bedrooms all with built in wardrobes.
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • diving
  • ski
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(7 traveller reviews)

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Outstanding Property
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Fantastic place to swith off and relax

  • 5 of 5

Our expectations were high and we were not disappointed. Great house, with a lot of space, beautiful surroundings and views, a very nice terrace to eat outside and a fantastic swimming pool. The house was clean and equipped with everything we needed. The manager of the place was very helpful and also gave us some very good tips of where to eat out; there are some excellent seafood restaurants around. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
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Great secluded place

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at Casa do Monte Velho. Beautiful views, charming gardens, great swimming-pool and spacious house.

Secluded place - perfect getaway for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of Algarve. Still only about 15-20 mins-drive from shopping facilities and the closest beach. Tiago was friendly and helpful, and addressed our questions and requests. I would definitely recommend this place!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
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Wonderful relaxing holidays

  • 5 of 5

wonderful house in the middle of the country.

very spacious, lovely porsche where you can have your meals, the swimming pool is huge and has a beautiful view of the surrounding fields and sea

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay was perfect! This house allows you to have a week of fun with your family because it has plenty of room and different spaces to enjoy. The pool is great with a beutiful view over Tavira and with a small grass spot to play with the babies while in the pool. Although you are in the country you can see the sea and in 15 minutes by car you are in the beach. It's a peacefull house, we always had dinner outdoor and at night you hear nobody. My daugher learned a lot about country animals, she played with lizards, butterflyes, ants and tryed for the first time pine nuts from an actual pine. So, I thing it's the perfect holiday, because it's a mix of contry side with beach! The best of two worlds.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
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un havre de tranquilité

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons séjourné dans cette très belle maison pendant 15 jours avec des amis. La maison est idéalement adaptée à un séjour de 2 familles car il y a 2 ailes dans la maison ( 5 chambres et 4 salles de bain/WC) + une grande pièce à vivre centrale. La maison est très bien entretenue ainsi que les espaces verts qui l'entoure. La piscine est immense : nous y avons passé beaucoup de temps. La maison se trouve dans la campagne, on doit prendre un sentier de terre pour y accéder.

Le village de Santa Catarina ( 5 min en voiture) est pourvu de plusieurs mini supermarché où vous pourrez acheter l'essentiel. Les grands supermarchés se trouvent aux abords des grands villes les plus proches : Olhao et Tavira ( 15 min en voiture).

Pour la plage, nous sommes allés à Fuseta qui se trouve à 15 min en Voiture.

Nous recommandons fortement cette maison. L'accueil par Tiago fut plein d'attentions ( bouteilles de vins et fruits nous attendaient bien au frais).

Bref, nous aurions bien prolongé notre séjour ....

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
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uau!!! mas por mais dias bjs

  • 5 of 5

muito agradável, espaçoso

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo, Algarve

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
16 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £44.53
Refundable Damage Deposit £445.31

Rates are subject to change until booking confirmation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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