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*SAFE AND SECURE BOOKING OFFERED* Tavira, Fuseta, Olhao, Santa Luzia,

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,045 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful villa in this tranquil seaside location to relax and explore

Casita Privada Pinheiro is the second villa in the Privada Group portfolio of luxury villa rentals. This 4 bed 4 bath villa is in one of the Algarve's most sought after

and picturesque areas.

The house, set in its own gardens with a private swimming pool, and benefits from a total refit of all rooms. All bedrooms benefit from en suite bathrooms, a lounge, dining room, breakfast room and kitchens (both inside and out) , bbq, traditional bread oven and large lawned areas.

Like her 'big sister property' (A Vila Privada - P8885) Casita Privada Pinheiro has all the luxury fittings and finishings the owners like their clients to have. Egyptian cotton bedding and towels, fully stocked (brand new) kitchen, furnishings you would expect to find in boutique hotels around the world and all this just minutes walk from the Ria Formosa and the sea. The famous Fialho Restaurant which serves amazing local fish (described as only fresher when it's swimming in the sea) is again only minutes away.

There is also a cycle track near the villa which takes you along the Ria Formosa and directly to one of the best beaches in the Algarve. Praia Do Barril, also known as the 'anchors graveyard' or the 'train beach' is easily also reached by car in just 7 mins. Park up in the newly landscaped car park, walk over a pedestrian bridge to a 'train station' (well it's a platform with a sun shade) and a toy like train will take you to the main beach and restaurants in just 5 mins. You can walk but the train is about €1,50 and it's just such an easy ride in the heat. Once there you have a choice of coffee shops and restaurants which all serve great drinks and food throughout the day.

The villa is 25 mins from Faro airport on a virtually straight road. Travel through the sea port town of Olhao and grab some groceries and fresh fish, drive on along the N125 and within no time you could be at Casita Privada Pinheiro for an unforgettable holiday.

2017 is this Casita's only second season and has already sold its prime weeks through the summer.

We can offer this lovely villa for longer autumn and winter let's at reduced rates plus utilities. The property benefits from new solar energy throughout which means monthly bills for hot water and electricity are greatly reduced. Please ask us for more detailed information on longer lets.

More Details
Registration Number : AL40796

Jonty Dunning-Hind
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About Jonty Dunning-Hind

We are a professional couple currently working and living in New York but investing in Portugal as a long term home to retire to and enjoy a more relaxed pace of life.

In the meantime we are pleased to offer our property as a great place to escape and enjoy some downtime with friends and family. We have both come from the hospitality industry and know exactly what makes for great service and high standards. Over the years we have travelled extensively for both business and pleasure and bring the best of these experiences into our villa rental experience for our guests.

We hope you enjoy the many touches and details.

Jonathan and Ian

Jonty Dunning-Hind purchased this villa in 2016

Why Jonty Dunning-Hind chose Luz de Tavira

Anyone who knows Pinheiro confirms its one of their favourite hidden gems in the Algarve. We had visited this tiny hamlet numerous times, including the amazing fish restaurant mentioned above, and became really excited when our timing for starting a search for another property revealed this Casita was for sale. So in January 2016 securing this villa seemed so natural to us and our plans soon began to develop. 4 new bathrooms, a new kitchen, new flooring, renewable energy and some sympathetic landscaping and our Casita became refurbished to an extremely high standard.

Casita Privada Pinheiro becomes our second property in the Eastern Algarve and once you have visited you will know why we have chosen to invest in the area. Lazy hot sunny days can be spent by your own pool doing very little or you can take just 10 mins and travel to Barril Beach which is awarded one of the best in the Algarve. Paddle in the Ria Formosa, take trips to secret islands, swim in calm shallow waters then return 'home' and make use of the outside kitchen and bread oven and dine under a star filled sky.

Just a few of the reasons why we love Casita Privada Pinheiro.....

What makes this villa unique

Location, location, location.....those three famous words. Couple these with high standards, quality furnishings, Egyptian cotton linen and towels and everything else you would expect from 5 star accommodation. The layout of the villa depicts 4 en suite bedrooms, a newly designed and installed kitchen and breakfast room, a lounge with flat screen television and dvd player with satellite channels.

The villa is nestled in its own private grounds complete with landscaping and a beautiful pool which can be locked off if you have little ones..'


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

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2045 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The villa benefits from four brand new bathrooms, 3 of which are en-suite. All bathrooms are fitted in a modern light style with quality finishes and ample storage. We provide Egyptian cotton bath and hand towels in each bathroom which are changed and laundered weekly.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , With en-suite shower room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , With en-suite shower room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , With en-suite shower room
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , With adjoining bathroom with over bath shower
  • All bedrooms are fitted with brand new beds, new Egyptian cotton linen, ample storage and seaside themed decor to enable you to feel at home in the area.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(7 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Fabulous Villa great location

  • 5 of 5

This immaculately kept and spotlessly clean Villa was perfect for our family of 8 in 3 generations. The pool is great with a fence around it which stopped our 3 year old Grandson sneaking in. We felt very comfortable and at home here. It is close to beaches, restaurants, towns and supermarkets but you do need a car. We all loved the trip on the small train to the beach.

The Local rep Lisa and the cleaner Claudia were very nice and extremely helpful. I will definitely be recommending this one.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Judith Very many thanks for taking the time to write a review on Casita Privada Pinheiro. We were so glad to read you had such a lovely holiday and you loved the area so much. The local fish restaurant you mentioned in your private mail is also a winner with everyone, the food is absolutely delicious. The beach at Barill is also another massive winner for all ages and taking the 'toy train' across the Ria Formosa is a great way to start the day, we are really lucky that Barill is just 10 mins away. Bookings for 2018 are already coming in now and Portugal looks set to have another busy and successful year next year. Thank you for choosing The Privada Group for your holiday this year and we hope we can welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards. Jonty and Ian
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  • 5 of 5

Last minute short break in the sun for partner's birthday - we chose this quaint villa to give us space, independence and tranquility. This trip exceeded our expectations and was like staying in an up market hotel (apart from cooking for ourselves) but even that was fun with the outdoor kitchen.

Would highly recommend this for a stay whether it is just the two of you or a family - we will be heading back with a few more in tow next time :-)

  • Review Submitted: 13-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect location for a family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a great holiday at Tavira. We had a full family group coming from three continents with an age range of 4 - 64. The property was very well laid out with clearly a lot of thought put into the design and decor. It was also well maintained with all amenities and utensils being of a high standard. The kids loved the pool and the outdoor barbecue was a particular treat. Location was good with the stunning Barril beach a five minute drive away (or 20 minute run if feeling energetic). The only minor complaint we had was the size of the double beds were a bit shorter and narrower than ideal. Lisa was very responsive with tips and any ongoing queries we had. Would highly recommend the property for any families looking for a relaxing break away from the mass tourist areas of the Algarve.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Hemant for such a great review and it was great you all meeting from such faraway places in the tiny hamlet of Pinheiro. The villa location really does sell itself and the amazing Barril beach is a winner every time. Apologies if the beds felt small for you, they are standard doubles. We hope you return to our little part of paradise again soon and thank you for taking the time to review Casita Privada Pinheiro. Kind regards Jonty and Ian
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  • 5 of 5

We just love this place. This was our 2nd visit and agin we weren't disappointed. The place is immaculate inside and out. As we are beach lovers it's an ideal location for the different beaches. We would and do totally recommend this lovely pretty property

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review and we are over the moon your second visit was as successful as the first. Thank you also for your more detailed e mail about the beaches and restaurants you love. Your reservation came through last week and Casita Privada Pinheiro looks forward to seeing you again at the beginning of October. Don't forget next years flights are now coming out so don't wait to long to book for the spring! We also have bookings for next summer already confirmed as well. Thanks ..... Jonty and Ian
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Beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a break in this stunning villa! I have stayed in the sister property (A Vila Privada) several times with groups of friends but as this break was just my husband and myself I thought we would try the owners new smaller villa. We had been advised about this new villa and were a little dubious that anywhere would live up to A Vila Privada and whilst this property is smaller and totally different we absolutely loved it. The decor and finish is stunning and felt like home straight away! The kitchen was great and the owners have really thought of everything. The agent Lisa was great especially waiting for us when we arrived late! The pool area is really nice and the pool was lovely after a few hours on the sun beds. There are some lovely beaches close by. Fuseta beach is beautiful especially with the great beach bar!! Try the garlic prawns!! Amazing 😊 Especially when washed down by a gin and tonic from their exclusive gin menu. Would definately reccomend this villa! Perfect for families, friends or just couples! I can't wait to come back again! Well done to the owners!! Another shiney link in the Privada chain!! Lesley W. Newark, Nottinghamshire, U.K.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lesley Thank you so much (again) for such a fab review. We were a little nervous about you staying at Casita Privada Pinheiro as it is so different from A Vila Privada in size however we have tried to ensure our quality shines through and I think we have achieved that. It is in such a pretty 'hamlet' and guests are loving the feel of peace and quiet so close to the sea. So far in its first year it has captured guests hearts and we already have guests returning for a second time later this month. Flights are out for 2017 and with 2016 being Portugals busiest year for tourism it's no wonder they are doubling the size of the airport in Faro..! Thank you again for supporting the 'Privada Group' and we look forward to you trying our Casita Privada Peral (No.3) next year when it is completed. Jonty and Ian xx
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A secret piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

Everything you see and read about this villa is true. We stayed here for our honeymoon and it was the perfect place to unwind, relax and soak up the Portuguese way of life. The location is superb and you are short distance from the coast and equally a very short car journey can take you to the most idyllic places along the Algarve coastline. The property is very clean and excellently maintained and attention to detail is second to none. The neighbours are friendly but by no means intrusive and that adds to the exclusive feel of this special place. It was everything we hoped for/wanted and more. The pool area is simply stunning.

Whilst there, we did a mixture of things, but our favourite was to use the outdoor kitchen and BBQ. There are of course some fantastic restaurants nearby such Fuseta, Santa Luzia and Olhao and we frequented these at lunchtime and/or evenings depending on the plans for the day. If you don't want to venture out with a car (for lunch and perhaps a cheeky one or two), then taxis are also cheap alternative.

You can have peaceful lazy days or you can easily tap in to a range of activities which Lisa (manager of the property) was fabulous at helping to sort out. Our most special outing to mark that we had been married a week was the boat trip to Farol Island. Words cannot describe how beautiful that was. That trip is a must do if you visit in the summer months even in to September/October. We will definitely book this villa again!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi F&M Huge thank you from us for such a fabulous review. We are over the moon you chose to spend your honeymoon at Casita Privada Pinheiro and you had such an amazing time. Your review gave great detail to the villa and things you did and sharing these with others helps people make decisions for their forthcoming holiday. As you know this is our second villa and it had a very busy first season. We have received amazing feedback on how we have renovated it and already our third villa (due to be complete by February 2017) has generated quite a lot of interest because of the standard we finish our properties. Having property P8885 on Owners Direct (our first villa) also shows people the style and quality finishings we achieve for our clients. Thank you for booking again next year and we will make sure we leave you a few surprises for your arrival. Kind regards Jonty and Ian
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Nearest Airport
28 Kilometres
Faro Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Luz De Tavira, Fuseta, Tavira, Olhao, Faro, Barill
Nearest Golf
14 Kilometres
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Fuseta, Tavira, Olhao, Barill, Faro
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Pinheiro, Luz De Tavira, Fuseta, Olhao, Sta Luzia
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Pinheiro, Barill, Fuseta, Tavira, Islands, Faro,
Car: recommended

Pinheiro is a jewel in the Eastern Algarve. Minutes from Tavira, Fuseta, and some of the best beaches for miles. Barill beach is voted in the top 5 beaches in Portugal and is just 8 minutes drive from the villa. Pinheiro and the local area is a much sought after part of the Algarve, benefiting from the relaxed natural environment of the Ria Formosa, prime coastal position and yet close to a wide range of local amenities and the traditional towns of Tavira, Olhao and Faro. Choose to relax at the villa or many of the unspoilt beaches along this coast line. Restaurants close by are plentiful and offer the freshest dishes to temp you away from the villa. If not the outside and inside kitchen are fully equipped to ensure you enjoy every meal time.

The villa is approximately 40 mins from Faro Airport on a virtually straight road taking through the pretty seaside town of Olhao. Our agent will give you much more information on the area and villa to ensure your holiday is a huge success.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Luz de Tavira, Algarve

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
16 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
1 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
27 Oct 2018 - 29 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
30 Mar 2019 - 22 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
23 Jun 2019 - 7 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
8 Sep 2019 - 26 Oct 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Over the winter period we do offer preferential rates for stays of a month or more. Our reduced rental rate is £2000 per month, plus utilities. For long lets we will do weekly linen changes but the villa operates on a clean yourself basis. Please note we do have solar energy installed to minimise utility costs.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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