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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,022 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Beautifully furnished luxurious 2 bed 3 bath Villa,own pool, landscaped gardens

Villa Rosa is an elegant and charming 2 bedroom villa set in a property (Quinta) with its own gardens and private pool and panoramic views over Vale Formoso Valley. Vale Formoso means Beautiful!. There is also shaded covered terrace (pergola) around the house and the pool is all covered in the traditional Portuguese Calçada. The orange or other exotic trees (such as mangos) are within reach to make lovely fresh juice whenever you feel like drinking it. The surroundings are natural beauty and the perfect place to get way for seclusion and privacy. To discover the nature or the surroundings, a lovely church, Senhora da Saude, or it is great to walk along Rio Gilâo, if you are a good walkers can discover the unspoilt countryside where you will find waterfalls and ponds. The local flora its abundant with majestic carob and olive trees , that are centuries old, fig, orchards of almond trees- they look dry during the Summer, to blossom withe delicate white flowers between January and end of March - or with the very vibrant colors of the orange trees and bougainvilleas everywhere. Enjoy a holiday with comfort and the feel of luxury at this Villa at about 5 minutes drive minutes to Tavira. or 35 minutes to Faro airport, 1,30 h to Seville.

Villa Rosa has lots of books and videos , with extra large plasma television and satellite with sports channels.

If inclined to use the leisure time to see all the movies that you always wanted to see or to read while relaxing by the pool in sun chairs or under the generous shade of olive and carob tree .

Villa Rosa is very cosy and comfortable to come during the Winter or Spring season.


Open in the living/room and with floor heating in the house the villa will be warm and cosy even on chilly Winter nights.

From our guest L. Kerr, that keeps coming year after year:

Since you understand English so well, and it is so much easier for me to write English than Portuguese, I take the liberty of writing these lines in English!

First of all to confirm that the stay I had at Villa Rosa together with my childhood friend the two last weeks of April this year just confirmed the positive impression I had previously had of the house, the surroundings and the charming town of Tavira itself!!

The peace and quietness of the house, the handy proximity to Tavira and the endless possibilities of activities on the Algarve Coast makes Villa Rosa an ideal vacation spot!! It was really one of the best vacations I have had in a long time!!


Villa Rosa is an elegant and charming house (2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 4) set in a property (Quinta) with its own gardens and private pool. There is also shaded covered terrace (pergola) around the house and the pool is all covered in the traditional Portuguese Calçada.

The surroundings are natural beauty and the perfect place to get away for seclusion and privacy. The local flora its abundant with majestic carob and olive trees , fig, orchards of almond trees- they look dry during the Summer, to blossom with delicate white flowers between January and end of March - or with the very vibrant colours of the orange trees and bougainvilleas everywhere. The orange or other exotic trees (such as mangos) are within reach to make lovely fresh juice whenever you feel like drinking it.

Villa Rosa has Wi-Fi, lots of books and videos with extra large plasma television and satellite with sports channels.

Villa Rosa is very cosy and comfortable to come during the Winter of Spring season. Under Floor heating and an open fireplace keep the villa warm.

Enjoy a holiday with comfort and the feel of luxury at this Villa at about 5 minutes drive minutes to Tavira or 35 minutes to Faro airport, 1,30 h to Seville

More Details

Property Manager
Nicole Abecassis
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 May, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1022 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bottled Water
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    bthroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The 3 bathrooms , with windows, are extra large with king size shower head and w hand made tiles for a touch of luxury. Plenty of hot water , always!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Main Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    2nd Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • Both bedrooms have plenty of room and coat hangers in the cupboards. One has a double bed. The main bedroom : two single beds - together or separate - with good measurements for tall people. Both bedrooms with 2 night tables and standing lights. And one large dresser with plenty of drawers to keep your belongings. There are comfortable chairs in both bedrooms and mirrors and paintings in the walls.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
The built in coal barbecue is in the lower part of the garden away from the pool and terrace. With all necessary tools to grill great memorable meals. The Covered terrace has a wooden pergola and has natural shade from the Mimosa and with buganvílias flowers 🌺 tree with a large outside table with 6 chairs covered with cushions and the table top with lovely Etnic mosaics. 1 hammock for children or adults.


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Amazing little gem near Tavira

  • 5 of 5


We had a wonderful time at Villa Rosa. The whole family enjoyed the setting and the peacefulness of the area. Everything we needed was already there and catered for. Having our own swimming pool, gardens, barbecue, etc. made the holiday so laid back but also so hard to leave :)


Villa Rosa is a lovely house located in the countryside yet so close to Tavira. The road to it is almost private so no traffic or noise pollution. It's very peaceful and you can watch the stars when the sky is clear. Having a car is essential but even though the location is very rural, it's only about 8 minutes drive to the nearest supermarket and probably around 15-20 minutes drive to the nearest beach. 45 minutes to the Faro airport.


Both the villa and the gardens are well maintained and looked after so the first thing we noticed upon arrival was all the greenery and the variety of trees, shrubs and flowers. The whole estate is surrounded by rocks and trees so you get absolute privacy. There are many orange trees with lots of juicy oranges so you can make your own fresh orange juice any time of the day. While the gardens are huge and open there is also plenty of shade around the house or the swimming pool so you can sit outside and enjoy your food or a glass of wine any time of the day. The swimming pool was nice and clean so both ourselves and the children enjoyed it. The outdoor barbecue was also a huge plus.


The villa is beautifully decorated throughout and it has this real warm 'homely' feel to it. Everything was nice and clean when we arrived. It has all the appliances (and more) we needed to make our life easier and our stay more comfortable. The bedrooms and the living room are air-conditioned and the windows have mosquito nets. There is a TV with lots of channels which we barely used but the having the WiFi internet was definitely a plus. All the essentials (towels, linen, washing up liquid, toilet roll, soap, etc.) were provided so nothing to worry about on the first day. The villa is also equipped with a house alarm and remote-controlled gate for extra security.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Many visits to Villa Rosa during the last 10 years, very enjoyable this spring as well.

  • 4 of 5

Pp Best of all is the tranquility, the charming garden and the unspoiled surroundings combined with being close to restaurants, cafés and shops in Tavira as well as several good golf courses. During a couple of chilly evenings the fireplace added extra charm indoors. The kitchen equipment ( pots, pans, glasses etc. ) could do with a review and some renewals.

...We will definitely be back again!

  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful villa in the country

  • 5 of 5

We actually stayed in this villa twice. We stayed all of Feb. in 2014 and then returned for the months of Feb. and March in 2015. Needless to say we enjoyed it very much the first time or we wouldn't have returned. Villa Rosa is in a beautiful country setting about 5 minutes drive from the town of Tavira. It is on a quiet country road that only has one or two cars a day. There are many quiet roads for walking through the farms and orange groves with very little traffic. If you are so inclined it is about a 45 minute walk to Tavira but you really need a car if you live here.

The villa is small, but comfortable. It has two bedrooms, each with its own en suite, a third bathroom, a kitchen with all modern conveniences and all of the utensils necessary to cook meals, and a small living room with a flat screen TV. The TV is hooked up to a combination CD player and VHS player. There is a library of old movies to watch. The TV does get some stations, mainly Portuguese, and SKYE and CNN news. There is free wifi available that is acceptable but not super fast. What makes Villa Rosa special is its setting. It is located in the middle of a 25 or so acre estate called Quinta Mimosa. There are orange trees growing on the estate from which you can pick the oranges for fresh juice in the morning. There is a covered patio outside the kitchen for meals and an old stone barbeque a few steps away. We often purchased fresh fish from the market and sat outside with our barbequed fish, vegetables, and a bottle of wine. There is an in ground pool that is kept spotlessly clean by Emanuel, the gardener, and lots of comfortable lounges for sunbathing or quietly reading a book in the shade.

If peace and tranquility, a beautiful setting, and a comfortable place to live are what you are looking for this place will suit you. If being near the action and being able to walk to the bars and restaurants is more your style you should choose a place in town.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely villa in peaceful rural setting

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Villa Rosa in March and had a really relaxing week. The villa is tucked away in the hills above Tavira and sits in some extensive grounds filled with orange, clementine, and lemon trees. The views are amazing.

The villa was very well equipped, we cooked most evenings and always had everything we needed. There are two bedrooms, both with ensuite and a third bathroom also with a shower. We only used one bedroom and bathroom but they were all fitted to a high standard. The lounge was comfortable and had a fireplace which would be welcome if you stay over the winter (we were warm enough without it in march)

It wasn't quite warm enough to need the pool, but nethertheless the pool area was lovely and we spent several afternoons sat out there in the sun.

A hire car is required. We did walk down into Tavira a couple of times (about 45mins to 1hr) but the road isn't that quiet so if you're going to go for dinner at night time it's probably best to drive. We ate at the Konihoor Indian Resturant after reading some positive reviews on trip adviser and we weren't disappointed, very nice!

We like to try out lots of different places, but we will definitely look up villa Rosa if we go to Portugal again.

ps - Internet is available via a 3G dongle that worked fine for general web browsing and checking mail etc

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2012
  • Date of Stay: March 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Barry and R, A young couple that stayed at Villa Rosa and they surely enjoyed the area around Tavira - finding their own way and had fun cooking their meals at home. The barbecue is there! Separate from the pool, in a lower level of the garden and covered pergola, but open space to see what is going on so the "chef" is not hidden and will cook great meals while looks at Vale Formoso and further, the river and Tavira. The fish and seafood markets have fresh - and the finest fish and shelfish sells at reasonable price. The wine is also quite cheap but of very good quality. Fresh herbs and vegetables are easily found in most markets and supermarkets. Why not cook at home and feel relaxed and enjoy the villa! Try: "Arroz de Marisco" or "Sardines". So easy to prepare but the secret: the freshest ingredients. I can provide the recipe. The Spring now is in full force and the weather is warm and lovely. The air is full of orange and jasmin scent. Like the old parfums used to be but we never find anymore. I hope you will come again to Villa Rosa - so I'll welcome you. Till then all the best.
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Hello from Germany

  • 5 of 5

Sent: Thu, October 14,

Finally a hello from us from Germany. How are you doing? Hopefully as good as we do after our phantastic holidays at the Algarve. I wanted to write to you already last week, but.... once back to the office finding lots of work on your desk and then also at home some work to do, you hardly find time for anything else.

On October 2 we came well back home. Temperatures were not too bad when we arrived at 10.30 pm at Düsseldorf airport, still 15°C, but rain (back to Germany, no doubt, we could not be in any other place). Next day it was sunny, blue sky and 23°C, still a bit of summer which lasted till last Sunday, October 10, with temperatures between 20 and 23°C during day. However, since Monday this week it is cooler, only up to 14°C during day. This morning it was grey, cloudy and only 0°C around 7.00 am, autumn is coming. How is the weather around Tavira and Castro Marim? Is it still nice and warm? Can you still enjoy a bit of summer time?

We want to let you know once more that we enjoyed our holidays at Villa Rosa very, very much and came back home very relaxed and in very good mood. It is really a wonderful house with a beautiful garden and nice swimming pool. Is it your house? We liked it more than Casa do Alto, whereas this is also a nice house. However, Villa Rosa is really excellent and also the area around the house - one day we made a walk outside Villa Rosa on the ground of Quinta Mimosa and we discovered all the fruit trees around: oranges, lemons, apples, kakis, pomegranates and even mangos! It is so silent around Villa Rosa and you feel like being in the middle of nature, well, you are - really excellent. We think already of coming back there next year around the same time, i.e. September till beginning of October, for another three weeks if the house is not yet rented. The house is very well maintained, the gardener and the pool man took always good care of garden and pool, and of course, also the house service was very well. And with all the books and videos you could stay there the whole winter - you would have enough books to read and plenty of videos to watch. We never found such a lot before in a holiday house.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2010
  • Date of Stay: September 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay at Villa Rosa

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Villa Rosa in June 2009 - sadly unable to stay this year but we will return. It is remote, but not too much so - a car is necessary. The villa is in stunning grounds, with beautiful fruit trees (we still dream of fresh orange juice every day!!) and is very well equipped with everything you would ever need. Aelaxing stay is what we wanted - and what we got a hundred times over

The property was very clean and tidy and we had a few goodies left for us which was a nice touch

When we arrived in Tavira we found we were lost but after a phone call asking for help we were met in Town and accompanied back to the villa...

It was hard to leave it but there are many things around the area to see - Tavira was gorgeous and unspolit, true Portugal - and the beaches around were a joy - we loved Praia Verde in particular.

Tavira had many excellent restaurants - hard to choose from, and the supermarket fish counter in Tavira could rival, even better, any good UK fishmongers.

The only tiny criticism is that we would like slightly more comfortable seating in the living room.

We talk of Villa Rosa often and hope to return next year.

Highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2010
  • Date of Stay: June 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Vale Formoso Bar
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Ciclista Restaurante
Nearest Beach
3500 Metres
Tavira Island
Car: recommended

Tavira is a old city with 33 Churches a Roman Bridge and ruins from Moorish heritage and ancient times. The RB bridge is used only by pedestrians to go over to the other side of the city and walk along the Gilão River.

Along the river there are many cafes and restaurants. They are full of charm and the waiters and waitresses are courteous and friendly.

Ask for a bica (very strong small coffee) or galão, - milky coffee - and enjoy your morning or afternoon while the natives pass by and look after their daily routines in a calm and educated way. Stress doesn't live here!

Visit the archaic lanes built from hand-hewn stone where you find the local people and artisans. The Tavira's Town hall has excursions to visit the many churches in the region and ruins from the Roman and Islamic heritage visible in Catholic society.

Points of interest are many and are waiting to be discovered.

Other Activities: good eating and drinking

Golf: The Benamor golf course is minutes (5 min by car) away. The Golf course of Quinta da Ria is about 10 minutes from the Villa.

The Quinta da Ria is one of the most beautiful golf courses in the Algarve or in the world.The landscaping is absolutely unspoiled. With great views to the sea - with an intense blue, always changing always beautiful.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Tavira, Algarve

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Spring / Summer
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Thursday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Long Summer Days
1 Jul 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
3 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Golden Leaves
1 Oct 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low Season
16 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £131.74

150€ cash, is required at arrival to cover any damages.
Utilities not included during winter months.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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