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3 -10 Aug 18 still available 4 en-suite bedroom private villa with pool sleeps

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,583 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Spacious with attention to detail in all the right places

PLEASE ASK FOR DEALS ON 2-3 people staying.

The villa is finished to a very high standard with feature stone walls & wooden ceilings.

A contemporary airy space, all beds have quality mattresses, with *air con (extra charge)& shutters in bedrooms for a perfect nights sleep.

A long driveway with parking leads to entrance, with the smell of jasmine, mint & honeysuckle all around.

The large hall has visitor bathroom & separate cloakroom, off the hall are 2 bedrooms with sleeping for 5, both have built in storage, tastefully decorated with private bathrooms & great views.

The living/dining room is flooded with natural light, has an LCD TV, music/ iPod centre, trendy rocking chairs, leather sofas & wood burning stove.

The large open plan kitchen has American fridge/freezer,dishwasher, etc & overlooks the pool area with a 9x4m private swiming pool.

Step outside the dining room onto the shaded 3 x 13 m decking & listen to the sea gently humming.

Upstairs are 2 ensuite master bedrooms, both with sunny private balconies.

BRAND NEW for 2015 the garden now has a Boule pitch, with lighter plastic balls for kids and metal ones for if the adults fancy taking each other on. The BBQ is with the second dining area under the shade of the decking, a perfect area to relax in the shade and play table football.

Just 10 minutes away from Tavira we are ideally placed to enjoy the quiet and beauty of the Algarve, the beautiful rolling hills that typify the area, the fabulous blue flag beaches and classy golf courses, as well the unique quaint atmosphere that you will find in Tavira.

On our side of the Algarve (east) you rarely find beach side villas as planning is very strict and no one is allowed to build close to the beach, which means that you do not have New York style skylines that many other resorts offer.

We supply all towels including beach, so you can travel light and you need to pay Ryanair all those excess baggage charges!!

If you are the more energetic type...

We can organize kayaking along the lagoon, deep sea fishing, horse trekking (or riding lessons) across the beautiful local countryside with an English/Portuguese speaking guide/instructor. Golf lessons or a full round of golf with a pro for you and your guests. Walking tours and mountain bike and road cycling (hire) along the many trails that surround the villa and go on for miles, which will push you to your abilities and great tarmac roads and long climbs for the serious tour wannabes! Try to book these in advance or on arrival to ensure you are not disappointed.

Please feel free to email me with questions on any of the activities, most of which are surprisingly inexpensive.

More Details

Property Manager
Gary Lovell
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About Gary Lovell

We both come from England, we'd had enough of working 10 hours a day 6 days a week, so we sold up and came to Portugal to escape the rat race a few years ago.

Both keen skiers we spend the winter months working in mountains in Austria and love the contrast of the 2 places.

We have a friend who's father bought here 20 odd years ago and then our friend had a place built too and that's how we were introduced to the area..

We really fell for Tavira a lovely, lively, charming Algarvian town and the absolutely stunning surrounding hilly countryside.

Gary Lovell purchased this villa in 2012

Why Gary Lovell chose Tavira

When we built this Villa, we wanted to create a property with space and light, modern but cosy, which would allow people to have a lovely holiday sharing their time together, cooking, eating,drinking, playing and relaxing, whilst also allowing some private places where they can also have their own space, even with 2 families staying at the villa.

Having lived here ourselves and continuing to do so when possible, we are able to understand how the villa works and are always looking to improve our guest's holiday experiences.

What makes this villa unique

It's just so lovely here, some of our guests recently commented that they 'have never stayed anywhere so rustic and yet Tavira is just over the hill. We love the mix of normality (shops, restaurant, buzz) coupled with tranquility and the sense of being much closer to rhythm of mother natures design and having time to really appreciate life.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We're (i'm) really glad we made full use of the cook-in service, the food was wonderful and i had a holiday too!
Oct 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Tavira in Municipality of Tavira

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2583 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All have large mirrors & good light for make up/shaving. Grey bathroom has a walk in shower, natural colored tiles & oak sink top follow the calming feel of the rest of the house. Blue bathroom has a large shower enclosure with a curved glass block wall & a modern sink on an oak shelf. Green bathroom has pale green & white tiles which makes for a clean, crisp, cool feel full of light, a large walk in shower with feature glass brick window, enhances that mood, the wooden ceiling & stylish sink unit add the finishing touch. Red bathroom has a cream & deep red color scheme to echo the bedroom, with bidet & large make up & sink area. On cooler days lie back in the oversize bath (easily big enough for 2), lovely stone wall & wooden ceilings are highlighted by the soft directional lighting. After a long day of sunbathing take a shower in the stand-alone booth then dry off on the balcony, drink in hand watching the stunning daily sunset.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 3 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Spacious rooms all with en suite bathrooms, big built-in wardrobes, air-con( extra charge), roller shutters for total darkness & good quality mattresses to give you a perfect & restful night sleep. Sleep easy as each room is individually designed. The Grey room has 2 large single beds, a calming grey & yellow colour theme sets the tone & lovely views over the garden & beyond complete the feeling of being at ease. Neighbouring, the Blue room has 3 large single beds with more than enough room for 3 adults, turquoise throws, drapes & artwork give the room a tranquil feel & the glass double doors out on to the deck not only give the space bags of light but affords terrific views & easy access to the outside. Climb the stone staircase with the stunning contrast stone wall to the two master bedrooms on the top floor, both have sun soaked private balconies, feature wooden ceilings, the most stunning views of the Portuguese hills & offer the perfect place to capture moments of peace.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • 20 garden chairs
  • 9 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
The villa has a very large open plan kitchen to make cooking less of a chore, with a breakfast bar/cocktail bar! Everything to hand from the American fridge/freezer to the dishwasher & washing machine. Just step outside the kitchen door to overlook the swimming pool & down the steps to the BBQ area. Running late or just want to make it easy ask about our shop/cook in service. Across the breakfast bar is the living area with satellite free view tv which includes all the bbc & itv channels as well as various european news channels, stacks of books, dvd's & music, soft warm lighting & wood burner for winters chillier evenings along with whole house underfloor heating. The swimming pool area is gated off for parental control & the whole site is fenced so little ones won't be going for any unscheduled evening walks! Beach, bath and hand towels are supplied so you can travel light and of course bed linen Bikes & cot are also available to rent. We can book all activities for you.


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3 -10 Aug 18 still available 4 en-suite bedroom private villa with pool sleeps
average rating of 4.875 based on 10 reviews
London, UK

A nice home in a good location

  • 5 of 5

We chose the house to be close enough to Tavira, but far enough to enjoy some peace and quiet. The house met our requirements very well. The location is good for day trips to Tavira and nearby beaches, but also for quick shopping trips to the local supermarket and the farmers' market (both around 20 minutes away by car). The house was clean and spacious, with several balconies and verandas for enjoying meals and evening chats. The pool was of a decent size. The kitchen was very spacious and had all the equipment needed for enjoying home-cooked meals; there is also a barbeque outside for e.g. grilling fish. Overall, I would recommend this house for a short stay (we only had 6 nights), but probably also for an extended one (plenty to do nearby, and enough space in the house to not feel boxed in).

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful Haven!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent instructions to the villa with a warm welcome from the owners. They gave invaluable advice on Portuguese ways and places to visit. The villa is beautifully furnished and well kitted out - all bedrooms are en suite, which was ideal for our girls and eased any arguments! Wifi worked well downstairs and was also essential for us. The pool was clean and the sun shone everyday; plenty of balconies for sunbathing and reading. Great to have time and space. Loved the garden! It was very reassuring that the owners were nearby if there was anything we needed. On the owners recommendation, we enjoyed walking locally. And amongst recommended activities, we went to a beautiful waterfall and lake called Pego do Inferno. The Beach on the Ilha de Taveira was beautiful, we went twice! Excellent fish restaurant in Santa Margarida was an experience not to be missed, but perhaps best for fish connoisseurs. Excellent Convento Restaurant for a special occasion, wonderful service, good wine, excellent food.

We all had a wonderful stay and want to come back again.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well appointed villa in a rural location.

  • 4 of 5

This well very appointed, comfortable and clean property is situated just 15mins from Tavira town centre, in a quiet rural location. The property, which has lots of space, is ideal for a holidaying family or a group of adults whom are not dependant on external nightlife as without a car getting into Tavira can be problematic. The owners are most helpful and amenable to any reasonable request and easily contactable.

I would recommend this property if you are happy to be self contained and in a quiet rural location with no shops or bars. There is a fish and baker van who visit the locality of Eiroēs.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lisbon, Portugal

So wonderfully quiet

  • 5 of 5

Very big and comfortable place. Great bedrooms!

Everything you need.

Pool, views, silence, this is the real Algarve, 15 minutes from some magic beaches and yet so wonderfully quiet,

Thank you!!!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review, we're so glad that you enjoyed your holiday. Best wishes, Gary and Maria
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Couldn't be more comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

A stylish, clean and comfortable villa. Having four bathrooms led to harmony in the family and all areas had been made safe for our little ones. Especially liked the terrace from living room as we could leave the doors open and the children could wander in and out. Pool area good, views amazing and secluded.

Kitchen had all we needed and a fantastic fridge.

Only two tiny criticisms - the distance from Tavira was further than expected but that was probably because we drove very slowly on the twisting road and the gardens had not been tidied but expect that was because we stayed very early in the season.

Thank you for a great holiday - you have set the standard for villas very high!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: April 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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fantastic house!

  • 5 of 5

We came with friends for a long weekend. The house was gorgeous, huge rooms with high ceilings and loads of balconies. The views were great and lots of space in the gardens if you wanted sun or shade. Their were only 4 of us and we were a bit lost in the house, it would very easily sleep 10 people. It was a very peaceful and relaxing break and we loved exploring the local villages and towns. We'll definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2012
  • Date of Stay: March 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Manta Rota
Car: necessary

A new high quality villa, set on a hill, on the edge of a very small, rustic village with stunning views of the Portuguese hills & countryside full of wildlife & trees.

Stroll down to the local bar, find a shady spot in the garden for a snooze or laze in the sun by the pool. Swim first, then eat breakfast on the decking, lunch underneath in the shade & dinner under the stars by the BBQ. If you're too chilled to cook we also offer a shop and cook in service.

It feels like a bygone era but you're just a 10 minute drive from Tavira, where you can take in the sights & eat out at this lovely old roman town.

There's 4 blue flag beaches 15 mins drive away with Tavira Island declared by Lonely Planet Guide as one of the top 10 family beaches in the world.

For the more energetic, there are 7 golf courses from 15-30 minutes away & lots of wild lavender scented walking/mountain bike tracks that lead through olive & orange groves down to the sea or past small villages, reservoirs & rivers.

Other Activities: Kite surfing


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Tavira, Algarve

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
14 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
1 Sep 2018 - 6 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
7 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £510

Air-con is £100 per week and pool heating/heating is also £100 each extra charge, if required.
We may accept pets, please ask, we charge £30 for extra cleaning per week when pets are accepted.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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