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When you rent this small cottage, you are renting more than a house. You are renting what the whole resort of "Pedras del Rei" has to offer. A big swimming pool, a tennis court, restaurants and bars and lounge areas with some night activities. Nice trips by train to the beach and a great concept of a giant garden to all resort residents.
The house has a nice terrace where you can drink or have a meal while enjoying the gardens and Formosa River. The House has one bedroom (with King Size Bed) and there are also two single beds on the Living Room, so this house accommodates up to four people which means that this house if perfect for a couple with 2 children (we can supply an extra matress for a 3 children). We are keeping a large pine tree next to the house. This way, the house has lots of surrounding shadows keeping it fresh because we don't like to have A/C at the house, but we supply fans.
We have been penalized in the comments in terms of cleaning, but this is due to the fact that the terrace has pine needles with frequency due to pine. Some people consider this as dirt, but it's just pine needles! It is part of the surrounding nature and if someone does not like it, it will only have to sweep the terrace more often. We have more properties and you can confirm on the listings that we have good cleaning reviews on them because, for us, it is very important to have everything cleaned on guests arrival.
From the terrace you can enjoy the nature of Ria Formosa protected Natural Park. This area of Algarve is also fresher (from 28 to 33 degrees during the summer). The gardens are available to all resort guests. It is a big garden where you can rest or read a book.
We supply towels and bed linen too. The kitchen is fully equipped to make your own breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is also a dishwasher and a washing machine. You will have free and unlimited wireless internet at the resort's reception from 8:00 a.m to midnight. Private parking in front of the house (at 50 meters).
The house is at 250 meters from the Swimming Pool and tennis court. You just have to walk 4 minutes to get there. On the other hand, is far enough to keep peace and quiet during the day (avoiding the rush of the children at the swimming pool) and during the night (avoiding the noise of the night activities at the lounge area near the pool).
To go to Barril's famous beach, residents will have to cross a rustic bridge to the beach island just in front of the resort and take the rustic train (free of charge for our guests) that takes 6 to 7 minutes on a great trip over the Formosa River Natural Park and arrive to the beautiful beach of Barril placed at the island called "Ilha de Tavira". Barril Beach is very well known in Algarve for his high quality. You can rent a canopy or a sun umbrella. You can also enjoy the bars, restaurants, nautical sports, shops and Ice Cream shops on the beach. Train trips cost 2,4€ (Both ways) per person but it is free for our guests (we supply 4 free passes).
The nearest village to the resort is Santa Luzia and it is at 2,4 Kilometers which means you can walk to this village. It is a fisherman's village, so there are lots of nice restaurants to eat fish and sea food. But you can also eat nice meat dishes.
If you are looking for a modern, fancy place and/or with a very active night life, this is not the best option. If you are looking for rustic place, for a relaxing stay in Algarve surrounded by the nature, this will be a very good experience on this quiet and beautiful natural resort.
Swimming Pool is shared with the other villas of the resort.
The resort has bars, a piano bar, shops, a supermarket, hamburger house , cafes, a lounge area and a Restaurant.
To access Internet, just walk to the special area near the resort's reception desk. They will supply you the necessary passwords for free unlimited internet access.
Free access to Barril beach via the Rustic Train.
Free Private parking in front of the house (at 50 meters).
We accept Late check-in until 01:00 and late check-out will be accepted if we don't have new guests check-in on the same day you leave.
Enjoying of a wonderful mild climate throughout the year, Pedras d’el Rei is a charming resort in the Eastern Algarve.
The house is surrounded by green areas and perfectly integrated in the landscape, where every day you can hear the chirping of birds, suggest relaxing and peaceful stays.
The Ria Formosa Natural Park is one of the most amazing places of the Algarve, not only for its variety of landscapes but also because of its unique location. Recently elected as one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal, this is one of three protected areas not to be missed during your holidays in the Algarve. This is a unique coastal lagoon which is constantly changing due to the continuous movement of winds, currents and tides.
A paradise for birdwatchers, the Ria Formosa is considered an important bird area (IBA) and is part of the Natura 2000 Network. This is one of the most important areas for aquatic birds in Portugal, hosting on a regular basis more than 20,000 birds during the wintering period. The area is also very important as stop-over point in the migration routes between Europe and Africa and it provides shelter for rare species in Portugal such as the Purple Swamphen, the symbol of this Natural Park and for other emblematic species like the colorful flamingos.
The Ria Formosa is also known for the Portuguese Water Dog, a breed native from the Algarve and almost threatened with extinction some decades ago.
The closest village (Santa Luzia) is at 2,4Km and the closest city (Tavira) is at 6,4Km.
There are transfers from the airport to the resort. You can search on the web for simplytravel to check for availability and prices. Nevertheless, car is recommended which will make exploring outside of Tavira easy and ideal. And you will have free private parking in front of the house.
Additional fees to be charged upon arrival
Cleaning Fee: 25€
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