About the property
- Villa3229 sq. ft.
- Separate WC's1
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Large Villa sleeps 10+2 has 4.5 bathrooms, WiFi, aircon & nr Manta Rota/Tavira
Set in a typical eastern Algarve village this spectacular large modern villa is equipped and furnished to the highest standards throughout. All rooms are very spacious and the house easily accommodates 12 adults. The impressive large and spacious lounge overlooks the south facing garden and open countryside, offering dramatic views of both sea and mountains from the garden and also from the very large roof terrace. There are large open spaces outside, including BBQ area, outside shower, very large patio with terrace furniture, large table and chairs for al fresco dining and sun loungers to ensure your stay has every comfort. The large garden, with its established almond trees, orange, peach and lemon trees, terraces and 8m fresh water pool (with pool fence) provides your personal oasis, as long as you can resist the fantastic nearby family-friendly beaches of which some of the finest include Monte Gordo, Praia Verde, Altura, Manta Rota, Cacela Velha, Fabrica, Cabanas and Tavira - all just a few mins drive from the villa! The ancient town & regional centre of Tavira is approx 10 mins away. You can also drive to Spain in 20 minutes or why not take the passenger ferry boat from Vila Real de Santo Antonio to the Spanish town of Ayamonte!.
Local Golf: The Eastern Algarve is famous for its excellent golf facilities - there are six 18-hole courses all very close to Santa Rita: Quinta da Ria -18 holes, Par 72, 6,016m designed by Rocky Roquemore and Quinta de Cima - 18 holes, Par 72, 6,256m the new sister course next to Quinta da Ria - both courses are just 2 Km from the house! Benamor Golf - 18 holes, Par 71, 5,500m designed by Sir Henry Cotton - situated near Conceiçao just off the EN125 & only 5 Km from the house. Colina Verde - 9 holes, Par 28, 1,145m is situated between Olhão & Tavira. Castro Marim Golf - 18 holes, Par 71, 5,265m designed by Terry Murray is situated near the historic town of Castro Marim. There is also the first Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course at Monte Rei (ranked Top 20 in Europe & Top 100 in the world by Golf Digest USA - the only Portuguese course to achieve this ranking) and is just 3 Km north from the house!
Shopping, food and other activities: Both Vila Real de Santo Antonio & Tavira (with its new large Shopping Mall) are real-life small towns with shops for everyday items - some excellent bargains are to be had in household linens - towels, bed linen and table linen. Along the EN125 coast road & inland, fantastic local pottery is available. The beach resorts of Monte Gordo, Altura, Manta Rota & Cabanas provide great holiday shopping with gifts, clothes, shoes & beach equipment. There are many other activities open to the more adventurous - from walking, riding, cycling, sailing and surfing - all within easy access from Santa Rita. There are excellent restaurants within easy reach of the house, including Cacela Velha & Fabrica just 2 Km away & beachside restaurants at Manta Rota (try Sem Espinhas). Excellent restaurants abound in the Eastern Algarve, both in the towns and nearby villages and along the coast road. Choose from the local 'black' pork, cataplana (seafood stew) or fresh fish and you won't be disappointed.
Beaches: The villa is located only a few Km from the wide-open Blue Flag beach of Manta Rota, with lots of parking space and a pedestrian access way leading straight down to the beach. If you feel really adventurous just keep on walking - the beaches stretch for miles! The whole beach area is very much orientated towards families and is a very safe, clean environment with ample open space, even in peak times, for sunbathing, swimming and playing with the kids! This area is truly one of the most outstanding areas of natural beauty - you will not be disappointed! Also try the beautiful beach at Praia Verde (green beach) and you will see why it is so special - set in a nature reserve with pine forest leading down to the protected sand dunes and fantastic wide-open beaches. The beaches at Cacela Velha, Fabrica (both just 2 Km away) & Cabanas are also worth visiting - taking the short taxi boat ride across the Ria Formosa to get to the stunning beaches is a real adorable treat!
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 18, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Myself and five other friends stayed in this villa the last week of September and had a fabulous time. The villa is extremely well equipped and had everything we could possibly want. The location is great with everything you want within a 10 minute drive but I would say you definitely need a car. Paul and Pam (the property managers) were lovely and were very accommodating to our requirements. I wouldn't hesitate in staying in this villa again and would definitely recommend it.
Great to hear you had a fantastic time at the villa. We would love to welcome you back anytime! Thanks again for booking your holiday with us. Best wishes Phil
A really great property for a family holiday!
Our family of 8 adults & 3 children (8,5 &3) spent a great 2 weeks in the villa.
It's situated in a quiet village, about 10 mins or so drive to nearest beach
The property was spotless on arrival & the 'local agents' are part of the owner's family - the agents offered to get in some basic shopping for our arrival: a big help
The garden has great rural views & the pool was great for us all. The details of the villa on the web-site were spot-on
We chose not to hire any cars, but used local taxis. On our 1st morning we used a number recommended by the agents - & we then called him each time we required transport. If he was not available, he arranged for someone else to pick us up - sometimes from another company
A local baker called each morning & baked a cake specially for our youngest grand-daughter's birthday!
Our family all thoroughly enjoyed our stay, & fully intend going back
We cannot recommend this property highly enough
Many thanks Keith for your wonderful review - we really appreciate you taking the time to do this. Also it was great to meet you at the house whilst we were over in Portugal and want to thank you for keeping the house so clean and tidy! We hope to welcome you back soon. Very best wishes Phil & Jean
A wonderful holiday location and superb villa
We have been staying in this area for the past 10 years and this was by far the best accomodation we have stayed at. Owners with whom we booked with and Paul & Pam who met and facilitated our stay could do no more. The pictures do not do this Villa justice the outdoor space is second to none in such a tranquil and beautiful setting. It comes highly recommended by our whole party which included adults of all ages and 3 kids.
Many thanks for taking the time out to leave your review. It was our pleasure to have you stay at the villa and thank you for taking good care of the house. We will be updating the photographs of the villa very soon! Best wishes Phil & Jean and Paul & Pam
Fabulous villa for large family holiday
What attracted us to the villa was the unusually spacious garden with grass for small children to run around on. They made good use of this and the safely fenced pool. We made use of the inflatables and paddling pool in the storecupboard too - just right for babies who find the pool too cold.
The house is spacious, very attractively decorated and well equiped. Partcularly loved the insect screens on doors and windows. Really effective. Good mattresses and pillows ( very important) Kitchen scales maybe the only thing I would add but I suspect most people dont cook as much as we did! A/C a godsend( we had lovely weather but it must be very hot later in the season) and the multiple bathrooms helped keep everyone happy. The views from the roof terrace are amazing - shame there is no furniture up there to take advantage of it.
The location is blissfully quiet but beautiful beaches are within easy reach. Being more used to France and Spain I think we expected to find a local baker for fresh bread in the morning but there are plentiful supermarkets so we adjusted our expectations. Owner Phil and his managers Paul and Pam could not have been more helpful and friendly.
Many thanks for the review - very much appreciated! We are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday and hope to see you back again. Best wishes Jean & Phil
Great house near stunning beaches
The house was better than the photographs show - plenty of space and well equipped. Access was easy as was dealing with the owner.
We loved the local beaches - stunning and the village was pretty in a very untouristy area.
Also loved the local baker who brought up us a huge selection of cakes to go with coffee mid morning after a swim in the pool
Many thanks for your review - we are really please you enjoyed your holiday at the villa and hope to welcome you back soon! Best wishes P&J
A well appointed villa..........
We were an extended family of 10, with 4 children from 6 months to 8 years of age.
Grandparents, parents, and children had a great and relaxing time. The villa has loads of plates, glasses, cutlery and cookware etc etc. We have stayed in places where these items have been ill matched and scarce.
There is lots of 'fridge space, essential in this climate, and cupboard space for our items, so often lacking in rentals.
The garden is safe and ideal for children and sunbathing!
We would definitely return.
We are reluctant to say how good it was in case you all go!!
Thank you for your feedback. We hope to welcome you back next year! P&J
The villa is located in a small East Algarve village of Santa Rita near Vila Nova de Cacela & Tavira and is ideally located for trips to the beaches of Monte Gordo, Praia Verde, Manta Rota, Cacela Velha, Fabrica, Cabanas & Tavira that are just a few Km away, with excellent cafes, restaurants and bars. The resort town of Monte Gordo also has a large casino for the keen gambler! The beautiful beach resort, pine forest and nature reserve of Praia Verde is only 10 mins away. Vila Real de Santo Antonio is only 15-20 mins away with great shops, a wonderful marina and promenade by the river Guadiana. Vila Real also has an IAAF approved sports centre accredited by the Olympic Committee of Portugal, used extensively by world class athletes and coaches. Santa Rita is also ideally situated for trips to Spain for a change of scenery and culture, Ayamonte being the closest Spanish town just 20 mins by car and Seville is under 2 hours away!
Additional pricing information
£250 (€300 Euro) security deposit is required with the final payment. It will be returned within 14 days subject to no damages or breakages. Damages/breakage costs will be deducted from the deposit and the difference refunded. If the damage exceeds the deposit the difference will be invoiced separately at cost. Note: a single item of crockery/glass is not classed as damage (please try to replace).
A rental deposit of 25% of the total rental price is required when making the reservation. Reservations must be paid within 7 days and are not fully confirmed until the deposit is received. The remaining 75% is payable on or before 6 weeks of the arrival date.