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Villa of 5 en-suite bedrooms with swimming pool in nature reserve near Tavira

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,260 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

5 en-suite bedrooms & all facilities, with swimming pool, in stunning location

The house stands on a substantial plot of land with full panoramic views of the beautiful Algarvian countryside and the ocean. Although it is constructed according to modern standards and requirements, its exterior retains the “Tavirenian” style, materials and details.

Owing to the sharp slope of the site, the house is built on 2 and 3 levels, including the main ground floor, lower ground floor and the first floor. It has two large terraces, the main one at the ground floor level, with BBQ and stairs to the swimming pool level and the spectacular views.

Large 6 x 12 metres swimming pool with high standard modern maintenance equipment, natural timber decking surround and spectacular views, is the principal attribute of the property. There are no immediate neighbouring houses around; therefore tranquillity and privacy are additional priceless features.

The site accessed via decorative gate can accommodate parking for up to 5 cars.

The house can accommodate up to 10 persons. It has full air conditioning, under-floor heating in bathrooms, solar hot water & water softening systems, TV & internet connections and security alarm. Kitchen is fully equipped and all rooms are furnished to a high standard, with a provision of linen, towels and accessories.

Marked footpaths adjoining the property provide opportunities for exploring the surrounding area of natural beauty on foot. Unspoiled sandy beaches, excellent golf playing facilities and attractions of the nearby towns and villages are all within easy reach.

More Details

Property Manager
Maria Rozycka
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, limited Portuguese and French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 August, 2018

About Maria Rozycka

I am a chartered architect and the villa is designed and finished by myself. I specialise in residential care and retirement homes' design and also undertake housing and historic restorations projects. I like art & music + children, animals and nature.

Why Maria Rozycka chose Faro District

The unique rural location, the unspoilt and unpolluted environment, the almost absolute silence, native flora and fauna, all create a perfect setting to fully unwind from the stresses of urban life by re-gaining the balance of both mind and body. The new colourful furnishings of the house are chosen to further enhance the high spirit and mood of the occupants. These complimented by the closeness of sandy beaches, renowned golf clubs and attractions offered by the nearby towns and villages form a perfect holiday entourage.

What makes this villa unique

Comfortable modern accommodation and facilities, large private swimming pool, surrounding natural beauty landscape, closeness of ocean beaches, golf playing facilities and local towns and villages with fine dining, shopping and entertainment.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Faro District in Portugal

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2260 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 5 bathrooms including 2 wet rooms, fully tiled with modern fittings and towel sets.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Cot optional
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Cot optional
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Cot optional
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Cot optional
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
  • 5 double bedrooms with new furniture including beds, bedside tables, wardrobes, armchairs, occasional tables, fixtures, fittings and bed linen. A cot could be added in any bedroom. Each bedroom has own modern en-suite wet-room/bathroom. Bedroom 3 is of circular shape with own sun terrace with panoramic views.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Sauna, hot tub and fitness room are are not fitted/equipped yet, until later this year.


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Villa of 5 en-suite bedrooms with swimming pool in nature reserve near Tavira
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Fantastic villa with stunning views. Great for the 7 of us with lovely rooms. The pool is lovely.

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic villa with stunning stunning views from almost every window. The tower room and balcony is the top room, however all have ensuite bathrooms. The kitchen is reasonably well equipped and we used the BBQ twice in our stay. We went with the whole family and the children's partners seven in total. There is room for more but it would mean sleeping on the put up bed, however it is still okay for younger children. The road to the villa is long and wonderful but very steep and windy. The final track to the villa is very steep and 1st gear in a car is needed. The communications before from Maria are excellent and we had all the info for our trip. The local agent Elizabeth is a lovely lady and couldn't have been more helpful. This is a true gem of a find in a fantastic location for walking runs,cycling if you are very brave, peace and quite and time to relax. If that is what you want this is the place to be. If you want nightlife and a lot to see and do without driving pick another spot. We will be back and have found a wonderful location.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Nick & family, Thank you for the great review. I am very happy that you liked the villa, its facilities and location a well as personal attention of Elizabeth and myself. Hope you will come again. With best regards. Maria
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Beautiful villa although a bit too remote

  • 4 of 5

This is a beautiful villa but is only really 3 double bedrooms, we were a party of 8 adults and the apartments on the ground floor were not really suitable for 2 adults as there were 2 camp beds ( would have been fine for teenagers). the room smelt damp and had to go through what looked more like a garage to enter the room. The kitchen is large but not enough cooking utensils to cook for a party of eight. The pool was amazing although very cold. The area is very remote which suited us but you definitely need a car as the nearest shops or bars are definitely not within walking distance. In all a lovely remote villa.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely, quiet location surrounded by olive and fig trees.

Great sized pool

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent property

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in July/Aug 2016. 9 people, 2 families, 4 teenagers. We liked it so much we're 95% sure we'll be back next year.

The villa has been built and finished to a very high standard, the quality of the fixtures and fittings, the bathrooms etc., which may seem like small things, are excellent and just add to the relaxing nature of the villa. Be aware that the villa is, in its immediate vicinity, really remote. It's a couple of kilometres from the nearest village, 25 minutes to the nearest supermarket, 35 minutes from the airport. When we first arrived this felt a little off-putting but as our holiday progressed we really came to love the peace and quiet, the tranquillity, the sound of nothing but crickets.

On arrival Maria and her local agent Elizabeth had kindly provided some provisions. We had booked Yellowfish to take us to the villa and they kindly dropped us in Olhão where we loaded up in the local supermarket - it was only €25 for a taxi back to the villa.

The pool is fabulous, big enough that with 9 of us in there you didn't feel crowded at all. Air-conditioning throughout was very effective - handy when it was hitting 38C in the middle of the day. WiFi was good, more than sufficient for 9 phones, tablets, kindles etc.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am overjoyed to know that you liked my villa, the pool, the facilities and, more than anything, the unique location. I am also very happy that your teenage children enjoyed their vacations amidst the natural beauty away from the crowded holiday resorts. Hope to have you there again!! You were fantastic "five star" holiday makers.
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Beautiful peaceful property

  • 5 of 5

We were greeted at the property by a representative (Sarah) who was very helpful, she made sure everything was clean and we had all we need for our stay. She also provided some useful local tips.

The villa was spacious and kept cool by very efficient air on in each room, which were all en-suite.

The pool was great for a refreshing dip and long enough for a proper swim. The decking provided a sun trap as did the upper roof terrace for more private sunbathing.

The villa was easily found with Maria's directions, we also used a sat nav which worked using grid reference and put us to within 10feet of the house.

The road up is unpaved (not unusual) and was possible in a normal car as long as you stayed in first gear. It is so quiet and peaceful and the night time star gazing is worth staying up for.

I would recommend this property if you are looking for a quiet location thta offers privacy and is only 20min drive from Tavira.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you dear holiday makers for such a great review. I am extremely happy to hear that you liked my villa and its unique location. I am glad that, according to my intentions, the design of the villa, its facilities and surroundings allowed you to have a fully enjoyable, 5 star rated, holiday.
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Superbe villa

  • 5 of 5

Nous avions passé de très agréables moments au sein de la villa.

Les photos correspondaient à la réalité et donc pas de surprises à l'arrivée.

Nos enfants ont bien profité de la grande et propre piscine, ils y sont baignés tous les jours.

Maria ( la propriétaire ) est une personne très gentille, attentionnée et communique très volontiers avec ses locataires.

Nous avions fait la connaissance de Elizabeth ( personne de l'agence de location ) très agréable et gentille, toujours à nos petits soins.

Il y a tout ce qu'il faut dans la villa, toutes les chambres sont climatisées et fonctionnent très bien par temps très chauds comme nous avions eu le cas en été 2018 au Portugal.

Nous regrettons qu'il n'y a pas eu de lave-vaisselle au moment de notre location mais la propriétaire nous a assuré qu'elle va y remédier à ce sujet.

Sinon tout était parfait et super.

Nous reviendrons à cette villa si l'occasion se présenterait dans le futur.

Merci à Maria et Elizabeth.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: C'était un plaisir de vous accueillir et d'apprendre que vous avez apprécié votre séjour à la villa. Nous serons ravis de vous accueillir à nouveau. Maria & Elizabeth
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Santa Catarina
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Tavira - Benamor
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Santa Catarina
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Praia Barril

Casa Gilea is located in Eiras Altas, an unspoilt nature reserve to the north of Tavira in Eastern Algarve, accessible by way of a winding scenic road with breathtaking panoramic views over the surrounding hills and valleys. A strong presumption against any new development ensures the retention of the natural beauty of the area.

The nearby historic town of Tavira and local villages such as Santa Catarina provide al-fresco dining, shopping, services and attractions.

Local sandy beaches and excellent golf courses are easily reachable.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Faro District, Europe

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Jun-Sep 2018
12 Jun 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Sep-Oct 2018
16 Sep 2018 - 15 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Oct-Dec 2018
16 Oct 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £223.21

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