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Quinta da Arte 2-4 person,colourful,nearby the sea,Wifi, - House of the rocks 2-3 poeple, colourful cosy house,Wifi, nearby the

Bedrooms Studio
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights



House of the rocks 2-3 poeple, colourful cosy house,Wifi, nearby the

Casa das Rochas, deserves its name because of the existing rocks which the builder found and integrated .Behind one of those rocks , the guest will find a relaxing area what can be made as a bed for a child too . Out of a kind “rocknose” water is running until a small pont in front of the house . Casa das Rochas is a house with two floors , separated only through 4 flat steps.

On the 1.floor is a pullout- sofa bed, a chair and table.

On the ground floor is a double bed with mosquito net and a cupboard. The marble bathroom is attached to this and a passage through a windergarden with a Table and chairs, leads into the separate and colourful kitchen, which is completely equipped.

The outdoor barbecue and the outdoor shower complete the joy to spend holidays in midden of nature. In the upper part of the garden you can enjoy a sculpture from which you have a view until the coast line or to use it to look stars by a clear sky. Welcome to privacy and Natur.Be very Welcome.

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About the property

Quinta da Arte

Quinta da Arte is the Name of our place in spanish you say "Finca" a country house with 12 ha property offering dancing studio, open air theatre with 120 seats, a swimming pool, lake terraces for sun bathing, bowls, BBQ places for each holiday house, pathways with land art and four separate guest houses with own garden areas. At the plot you will find four houses for making holidays: Casa das Rochas, the most privat house at the top of our plot in midden of nature. Then you can pass holidays at Casa do Theatro, the one you have found here another house, the white modern house called :Atelier Studio and the art house called:

Pavilhao da Arte which is Unique with art peaces an outdoorbed and a separate kitchen house like in Casa do Theatro.

All houses have there special charme and taste and are ideal for famalies who like to make Holidays together ,as well for little Ggoups and for sure for single poeple.For everyone who likes to pass some inspiring quite days nearby the sea and much more.

Quinta da Arte is located in Sotavento, the south coastline of the Algarve, famous for their sea side with salt flats, marshes, beaches and sandbanks miles long. About 9km distance from Tavira, the roman-arabic Renaissance town at the river mouth of the ' Rio Gilao' and the lagoon, you find Quinta da Arte situated within the open country side, surrounded by carob-olive-almond trees and orange groves. Enjoy the panorama over rolling hills as well the splendid sea view from the top of the plot. Holidays at Quinta da Arte are something special made for people who are lovers of individuality set-up in an artistic ambience.

Quinta da Arte: Forget about the normal conceptions about holiday houses, because the owners of Quinta da Arte did this a long time ago. From the ideas of the artist and his creative partner, we created 4 individually, artfully designed holiday houses and each one has got a private atmosphere and location. The mild climate and the light as inspiration, the wish to approach nature and the just mentioned elements to us humans, we built with glass and steal or with for example colored acryl plates. Art objects in the house, around it or directly in the garden in shape of sculptures, like from artist from Cologne, which is situated in a old chalk oven, represents a memorial to the 11th of September or a row of Meditation Stones of a artist from Lisbon, just to mention two; makes our guests live with art but also in harmony with the nature.

What is worth visiting in the East-Algarve…: Beautiful beaches go on for kilometers and protected through lagoons and nature reserve areas with the most diverse bird and animal life, where even flamingos find a home, it shapes up to the “Ria Formosa”. Small castles and nature can be discovered around Castro Marim or more then 35 churches in the Renaissance City Tavira. Worth a visit in Faro is the old city center a convent and a bone-church form the Franciscans and with a nice shopping area, it is nice to go shopping and to the cafés, between lots more. The most Arabic city close to the sea, Olhao has between its beautiful big markethalls with fresh products, lots of old streets and even older little shops with a special flair. Cacela Velha is a new city in an old city with the Ria Formosa at its doors with golf courses closeby. St. Lucia, in old times one of the main spots for cuttle-fish, now you can eat “these” or travel to the sea by boat. And Fuzeta: bars, restaurants and boats.

Other nice destinations...: A destination situated closeby and very quick to get to, is our neighbour Spain. Just over the bordering river Guadiana, there is a small fairy boat from Vila Real de St. Antonio that brings you directly to Spain, even with your car, where the beautiful world of Tappas starts. Here starts the Spanish region Andalusia and the regions around the river are nice to discover and represent an own little world. The world of the Spanish, its legends, the horses and bulls in the heat, the fights between the Portuguese and the Spanish, in past times and the departure into the modern times along the white houses and the villages on hills…until El Roccio, a religious destination where once there was a brave priest, who saved the gipsys into his church, saving them from the fascists and further on Donana; a nature Reserve area with rare birds and lynx, the wide pinetree forests that goes on until Seville, one of the prettiest cities in Europe, where you need only 1h 50m driving from us.

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Heidi Wachsmann and Johannes KA von Zweizell
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, German, Portuguese
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Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

About Heidi Wachsmann and Johannes KA von Zweizell

When I discovered Portugal as a young woman, I was taken very much by the mentality and by the friendliness of the people to those I met.

And then this thrilling light, this unique nature!

All new in the life is thrilling and miraculous, differently than the already friends and thus I got to know curiously the country and decided, me in Algarve admit down.

Now our property called Quinta da Arte ", for many years my home now I will say that the in m opinion the eastern Algarve is one of the nicest and most peaceful places of Europe for me.

She gives friendly and helpful people and, yes, it here still, the naturalness of the nature, the traditional, grown culture of the Portuguese people, the easy life with his special life qualities like the clean air, the sea nearness, good food quality and the versatility of the natural landscapes.

However, also the modern age has entered long ago in Algarve and here thus one finds everything what longs for the heart on site.

My husband has come true his dream and

In 1991 he founded Quinta da Arte staring by zero and from 1997 I rose with one in the experiment: 'Life in Portugal.'

And what is there to find out better than experience of life in a foreign a different culture?

And Portugal is different!

Arabian-African influence is still perceptible like in the close and worse to be discovered towns like Tavira, or Olhao as well as Faro and also Vila Real.

As a daughter of a landscape gardener and by profession qualified florist with formerly own flower business, I found on our very extensive area a lot of elbow room which it is a matter to form and to be received.

A real challenge on such a big area.

However, with the skilled feel of my man an artist, for proportions and forms and my good feel for plants we succeeded bit by bit everything in being based.

Bit by bit there originated our small paradise, in middles of the nature

For many years now I already rent our nice, individual houses to holiday-makers and hope to see you .

Heidi Wachsmann and Johannes KA von Zweizell purchased this house in 1992

Why Heidi Wachsmann and Johannes KA von Zweizell chose Tavira

Our arrangement has many advantages, our guests on the one hand the natural surroundings very much say this us estimate and on the other hand the width of the arrangement.

Plantations with fruit-trees are our neighbours and in the horizon one sees flashing the wonderful sea with his wide beaches.

We live in a Wasser-Naturschutzgebebiet and the houses have everybody your one own garden area. They rent not only a room, but a house with garden and terraces where one itself freely and undefeated begen can love what specially also children there they can romp impartially everywhere on the wide area. The nice pool is very pleasant and the guests like the individuality of the houses. They say, to discover it always something new gives with us.

Some of our guests travel with pleasure also the 2nd or 3rd time to us, then choose another house from for your holidays with us and feel equally in good hands, but with new residential feeling.

After one day by the sea our guests are glad to sweep again back in the small paradise like you call our "second year of grammar school there Taking" with pleasure to dive again in the silence and in the nature away from the bustle in the town.

Everything is close and easy to reach and, nevertheless, one also to be able to be only thinks.

A peaceful feeling.

What makes this house unique

Casa Theatro is an alive, colorful house with a lot of space, many different seat opportunities on terraces with sun benches or under an old pine tree has an outside shower in the garden what in summer is just miraculous!

The separate kitchen house, with adjoining grill place allows an uncomplicated preparation of tasty courts if the guests coming back home in the evening from a beautyful day by the sea again.

The morning light illuminates in coloured elements like the integrated, blue doors or coloured curtains in the house and flows through the rooms.

It makes really joy here to begin a day here are saying our guests.

After the early morning bath in the pool the breakfast is taken at the Table under the pine tree and then ....simply still dreams a little , before the to start to plan what to do the new day.

Lives in and with the nature - summery smells and colours -

just the south!

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Alle Preise gelten für jeweils 2 Personen pro Nacht.
Jede weitere Person bezahlt 6 Euro pro Nacht extra.
Kleinkinder bis zu 2 Jahren sind eingeladen.
Die Kosten der Klimaanlage werden mit 3 Euro pro 8 Std. Verbrauch extra berechnet und am Ende des Aufenthalts separat abgerechnet.
Auch der ev.Gebrauch des Holzes fuer den Salamanderrofen wird mit ca. 25cent pro kg nach Verbrauch extra abgerechnet.
Vielen Dank fuer Ihr Verstaendnis.
Ein Kinderstuhl und Bett kosten pro Einheit 10 Euro extra pro fuer den gesamten Aufenthalt.
Bei einem laengeren Aufenthalt als 7 Naechte sind im Preis eine Grundreinigung des Hauses enthalten sowie frische Waesche und Handtuecher werden gestellt.
Bei einem Aufenthalt weniger als einer Woche wird die Reinigung mit 30 Euro extra berechnet.
Eine Maschine Waesche kostet 4,50 Euro / 6kg und kann in meinem Haus gewaschen werden.
Stellen Sie mir all Ihre Fragen wenn Sie noch welche haben sollten.
Ich komme Ihnen im Preis entgegen wenn Sie einen Monat oder bei uns wohnen möchten oder mit Ihren Freunden mehr als ein Haus mieten möchten
Bitte fragen Sie mich ich bin gerne fuer Sie da.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Tavira in Municipality of Tavira

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexibel / Check-out: Flexibel
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • The pretty bathroom with marble borders , formed directly on the living space and disposes of a bath-shower tub, a toilet as well as of a bidet. Cleanly and clearly.
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Schlafzimmer 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Casa the Rochas suited very well for two people who loves it to be privat who loves it to live in midden of nature and it is also is excellently for 2-3 friends/adults and as well for a couple with 1-2 smaller children. The house is situated very quite and privately in the upper part of our plot. Baby bed and chair are available if requested. On the 1. Floor of the house you will find a double sofa bed with ventilating fan and an existing other sleeping place behind a kind of integrated "rock nose" for a child.You will find as well a table and chair. On the ground floor stands a double bed with ventilating fans and a cupboard.All beds have mosquito nets as well as also the windows have. The marmore bath is nearby the bed. For fresher evenings a closed salamander oven can heat the house and as well an open chimney in the upper part of the house. Find out with us ,about all possibilities and what kind of wishes you still may have, we are here with pleasure for you. Be welcome.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Crow's Nest
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Conservatory
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Casa das Rochas is thought for 2 people to experience and comfort this nice holiday house. The House is situated in a private section of the land, above the Main house of the Quinta, with its own access road, which provides perfect privacy. The colours of the house express happiness and lightness and its integration in surrounding nature, with a small lake in front and a nice garden, provides many impressions. As refreshing and tempting as the external shower along the rocks there is much space to dream and to read books on the rock sofa in the house. The small terrace in front of the House invites to relax and you can say to “hello” to the frogs or watch the stars. At Casa das Rochas we also intend to accommodate small Families with 1 child until 14 years or as well two little children, that after a day at the beach return to a little oasis to refresh and to grill a fresh fish. A Futon sofa surrounds with a mosquito net can be pulled out to a bed.


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A very nice, quit and pleasant place to stay

  • 5 of 5

I stayed for one month on this very nice and beautifull place. Its a very quite place but only a 20 minutes drive from the nice city of Tavira or the sea. The owners are very nice and helpfull as well.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hallo sympathischer holländischer Herbstgast, danke für Ihre freundlichen Zeilen über Ihren Aufenthalt bei uns den Sie in unserem kleinen Paradies bei wunderschönem fast sommerlichem Herbstwetter genossen haben. Vier ganze Wochen machten Sie sich mit dem Auto auf ein Reise, beginnend in Holland mit dem Endziel Portugal-Algarve. Noch nie waren Sie in unserem so schönen Portugal zu Gast und Ihre vorher, angeeigneten Reiseberichte über das Land und seine Einwohner machten Sie schon im Vorfeld neugierig auf alles. Einen Tag früher als gedacht überraschten Sie uns rechtzeitig zum Abendessen und so nahmen wir gemeinsam das erste Abendbrot in dem schönen Santa Lucia direkt an der Lagune gelegen ein und lernten uns so gleich ein wenig kennen. Schließlich wurden wir Nachbarn in unserem kleinen Paradies und die ersten Tage habe ich Ihnen über sehenswerte Orte, kleine Buchten und die schönsten Strände informiert die es alle zu entdecken gibt. Von Besuchen an der Westküste wo es die spektakulären Klippenlandschaften gibt mit dem wilden Atlantik und den traumhaften Stränden. Oder von der schönen Berglandschaft gleich hinter unserer Quinta wo es unglaublich schöne Sonnenuntergänge zu beobachten gibt. Von den langen breiten Stränden gleich hinter unserer weiten Lagunenlandschaft der Ria da Formosa und den vielen ,vielen anderen Orte und Plätzen die sehenswert sind. Und dann sind da noch die tollen Menschen ,die hier auf den vielen Märkten Ihre Waren anbieten oder den anderen freundlichen Menschen die in den lokalen Restaurants die Gäste bewirtet auf einem der vielen einladenden Plätze unter freiem Himmel wo der gegrillte Fisch noch Mal so gut schmeckt. Die vier Wochen bei uns gingen viel zu schnell vorbei und Sie hätten gerne noch ein paar Tage dran gehängt. Und dann die schöne, wärmende Herbstsonne ...wer möchte die schon freiwillig verlassen wenn es dann auch noch zurück nach Holland gehen soll brrrrr na Sie haben ja schon überlegt wieder einmal vorbei u schauen. Wir würden uns sehr freuen über ein Wiedersehen. Alles Liebe und bis bald
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A week in paradise.

  • 5 of 5

As soon as we drove up the hill towards the parking area we already saw that we were entering something special.

Once we arrived at our casa with little pont in front of it we knew for sure that we had found our little piece of paradise.

The living room with the rocks, the outdoor kitchen with it's local character and the wonderful view over the hills onto the sea.

And of course we must mention the lovely proprietor Heidi who helped us on our way with detailled information about the region.

For those who love the country life with it's peace and quietness but also want to enjoy all the best the Algarve has to offer, we recommend a stay at Quinta da Arte. Spread the news.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: dear dutch guests and visitors of our little paradies at the Algarve, thank you you so much for your kind sentences about your stay. Even as travellers seeing the whole world, as you told me while we met after your arriving at our place you felt something special about our place you said which is in midden of nature in silence, nice views and a cosy house perfect for people loving to be private but not feeling alone. You imedeatly loved the house our whole place with the swimming pool area and felt home. Curious as you was, you was visitng a lot of really nice places at the Algarve: the rocks near the beach of Falesia, the Ria formosa nature parc with all it water pathes where you can dive into the beautyful maritime world here with sea horese ,delphines and a lot of cities and villages like the near Renaissance City calls Tavira, the perl of the Algarve, Olhao the most alive city near the lagoon and Faro city with it old and nice restaured center and the local marcets with all your heard likes. You felt really good enjoyed the portugues Food and the kindness of the poeple. It was a big pleasure for us to have you here as our guests and may be we see us again- you never knows. All the best!!!! Heidi
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A big secret on Tavira

  • 5 of 5

Crush for this place so original: never seen somewhere else!

An attractive secret to be transmitted to those who look for the originality.

Unstructured houses, one oasis with palm trees, flowers, lake, swimming pool..

Possibility of sleeping under the stars, of having baths in huge bathtubs, unique architecture..

The site is very well made.

Heidi and Yohannes, the owners, are charming people.

It is the promise of unforgettable holidays!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: dear friends, thank you very much for this kind sentences about our place and your feelings about it. I am really happy that you see it like it is :a little oase in midden of nature for everyone done who likes is unice...but everything important is near by: the beautyful sea with it large beaches ,littel villages and old cities to visit. Even we know us now since several years while you and your famaly is regulary coming back to us and knowing almost all 4 houses we are renting you still say :I feel good here, I calm down, I am at home during these days of my holidays. You still discover something new by doing trips with a boat on the Guidiana river for example or visiting one of the beaches where it is everywhere different. You visit the nice city Tavira by day and by night too to listen to some music presented in the summer frame programm. or you go for diner up into the little restaurant in the hills which is one of our secretsto enjoy the view over the mountains until the sea to enjoy the simple and good food. You are a open minded famaly and you are happy when you are here. Thank you for all of your kindness too and we hope very much to see you again..... The best for all your famaly and many greetings to France. We are thinking on you. hello and a big kiss rom the little paradies!
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A little paradise in Algarve

  • 5 of 5

This place is absolutely fantastic. Heidi & Johannes are more than very nice: they love Portugal (even with its bureaucratic adversities), are interesting and interested and always available while respecting the privacy of their clients. I am Portuguese, have been in several places in Algarve and, after many years, found this little piece of paradise which I highly recommend although I must confess that it breaks my heart to share Quinta da Arte with the entire world. But Heidi, Johannes and Quinta da Arte deserve some generosity. Thank you for this wonderful week and see you next year!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guests, thank you very much for your kiendly and friendly sentences about your stay at our little paradies as it is called by several of our former guests after passing some beautyful and independent days in one of our four holidays houses we are renting at our Quinta da Arte. Even more I am happy about your words because of having portuguese poeple here enyoing the way we decided to create an inteesting and unic place in which you was diving in and enjoyed a lot. As you are working daily hard for the idea combining different countries and its poeple for an european future with all it difficulties I could feel very much your openess for different ideas of human beings and there way to impress it. My husband wanted always to live with and in with he is creating and he was building and where now our guests can spend some days of holidays in. Us are visiting all kind of different poeple of different proffessions what we really love. Our houses are choossen by our visitors of there different needs and tastes and all of them!!!!! were happy to be here and more the most are coming back to us. As our Quinta is situated near the sea and the old Reniassance city Tavira , with all the old restored buildings and the beautyness of a city situated near a river and it cafes and restaurantes with flair the guests find everything they wish to have in there time off and they love to come back into there natural,lovely houses sourrounded by olive,carob and orange trees. Be welcome again at next year dear friendly guests wriring these lovely commentary and all the other corouis guests I say hello and welcome too!
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Fantastic place, great area and lovely people

  • 5 of 5

We, family of 4, with a boy of 7 and a girl of 10 stayed 8 days in this wonderful place.

The whole domain is beautiful in the middle of the nature with 4 appartments around the central house of the owners Johannes and Heidi.

The house are well well located so that you don't disturb each other. We have never been bothered by anybody else. There is pool with a relax area in the center next to the main house. The pool is great to relax and read a book / magazine while the children are playing and swimming in the pool. Most of the time we were alone at the pool. So consider it as a private pool as the other guests were away during the day.

Heidi and Johannes are very nice and warm people and always willing to help and assist you with good advise. Be it with that very good restaurant or the special local market to visit.

We had a great stay and though we normally do not go back to the same place, we will sure consider this for a return.

We sure can advise this great place to anybody who is looking for a good and quiet place in the East Algarve which is not that much touristic.

Heidi & Johannes: Thank you very much for your hospitality and help. We wish you guys a lot of luck and good health.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: August 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: let me say thank you very much for this nice and kind comentary you wrote about your stay at our Quinta da Arte , about us as persons and your free days in a lovely area of portugal. I can say that guests like you, which are curious to discover, next to our own plot with it art peaces and objects as well the beutyful landscape with it laggons the beautyful sea with large beaches reached by little boats, trains or by feet to visit the nice cities around us which means Tavira-Faro-Loule-Olhao and much more, are people who really dive into the culture of Portugal and there life . And I could remark that you liked the poeple doing there best in the special time of august to be simpatic and nice and to cook well and being friendly. And portugeus people are friendly! This guests liked as well the privacy which is our Quinta which it four holiday houses are offering to poeple who like to life in nature. The two and very nice children loved the pool as all children love it and needed no more to be happy. II am sure I will see them back or I will meet friends of them in the next time at our Quinta da Arte I wish you all the best!
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Fantastic place, great area and lovely people

  • 5 of 5

We, family of 4, with a boy of 7 and a girl of 10 stayed 8 days in this wonderful place.

The whole domain is beautiful in the middle of the nature with 4 appartments around the central house of the owners Johannes and Heidi.

The house are well well located so that you don't disturb each other. We have never been bothered by anybody else. There is pool with a relax area in the center next to the main house. The pool is great to relax and read a book / magazine while the children are playing and swimming in the pool. Most of the time we were alone at the pool. So consider it as a private pool as the other guests were away during the day.

Heidi and Johannes are very nice and warm people and always willing to help and assist you with good advise. Be it with that very good restaurant or the special local market to visit.

We had a great stay and though we normally do not go back to the same place, we will sure consider this for a return.

We sure can advise this great place to anybody who is looking for a good and quiet place in the East Algarve which is not that much touristic.

Heidi & Johannes: Thank you very much for your hospitality and help. We wish you guys a lot of luck and good health.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: August 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
13 Kilometres
Benamor Golf-Tavira
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
A22 Tavira
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Ilha de Tavira , Barril, Ilha de Armona,Deserta
Car: recommended

Quinta da Arte is located some 11km from Tavira, which is the closest big town. The beautiful and antique Town with over 30 churches, and the oriental feeling in its streets, the antique Moorish influences and the castle from the 13th century, gives its visitors perspectives of past centuries. It is pleasant to walk through town, to chat to the locals, and to guess the proximity of the ocean. The town separated through the River “Gilao”, has charm and beauty and combines successfully modern and antique architecture. The market hall with lively busy times, fresh fish, vegetable, and fruit shops invites to stay and in the many cafés the “galão” awaits you, the milk coffee. The nearby nature reserve, the “Ria Formosa”, the long and wide beaches and cosy islands, like Ilha de Tavira, the Island of Armona and others, make Tavira and surroundings an attractive Holiday destination. Very nice as well is the nature around Quinta da Arte with the olive-carob and orange tree plantation.

Other Activities: bowls

Golf: There are now 81 holes on 5 new courses on which you can test yourself. All the courses are easily accessed from the EN 125 coast road or the A 22 motorway. In summer may be it will be too hot but very nice weather and conditions you will find in the spring and autumn time where the temperatures and the sun invites you to be outside in to the nature and playing Golf. The Algarve area it well known by people who felt in love with the climate and the conditions you will find. Not so far away is as well the famous region of Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo to reach by 40 min. drive from Quinta da Arte. But here some Golf places in beautiful nature areas: Quinta da Ria , 18 holes par 72, 6110 length m, Quinta da Cima, 18 holes par 72, 4971-6256 length m, Beamor , 18 holes par 71, 5500 length m, Castro Marim , 18 holes par 72, 5466 length m, Colina Verde , 9 holes par 28, 1145 length m.


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