Villa Helena is charmingly set amongst olive groves giving a countryside feeling, but at the same time perfectly positioned for easy access to road networks, Tavira town and several stunning blue flags beaches - all within easy reach. The house stands in its own land with spacious rooms which are comfortably furnished for wonderfully relaxing holidays. On the inside, there is a fully equipped kitchen that leads then to a large open plan dining area and lounge with comfortable seating and English and Portuguese Channels. There are 4 bedrooms; on the ground floor 1 double and en suite bathroom, on the second floor, 2 twin bedrooms and 1 master double bedroom with private balcony overlooking the pool - perfect for sipping wine under the stars! To the outside of the house there is a shaded pool side dining patio with table and chairs, a large swimming pool with sunbeds and furniture, and a traditional brick BBQ outside the kitchen. Private driveway with plenty of parking space. This villa is a great family venue, with lots of space for everyone. Tavira town and local beaches are a short 5 minute drive away.
The beautiful town of Tavira: When staying in this accommodation a visit to the beautiful town of Tavira is essential! You will not fail to be enthralled by its unspoilt charm, character and tranquillity. As you wander along the cobbled streets, you'll see an abundance of history dating as far back as 2000BC. A Roman bridge links the 2 parts of the town across the River Gilao, its sides decorated with traditional old bars and restaurants where you can relax and enjoy a peaceful drink or meal. Horse drawn carriages and a small train operate around the town and are perfect for sightseeing and enjoying the peaceful ambience. The many churches (37 in total!), the town castle and the typical fisherman's harbour leading to the River Formosa Natural Park are all places to visit, along with the wonderful daily market selling fresh home grown produce. Tavira Island and its wonderful beach is accessible by ferry boat from the town and offers excellent facilities with a wonderful holiday atmosphere.
Local beach and other things to do: The Algarve is famous for its wonderful sandy beaches and within easy reach are Tavira Island reached by a short ferry ride from the main town (4kms) or Barrill - also around 5kms just along the coast road. By travelling a little further afield there are a good range of things to do for everyone. For nature lovers, forest walks, cruises along the River Guadiana or nature trails along the Ria Formosa Reserve where bird watching is in abundance! Travelling West there are some excellent shopping centres in Faro and Ghia as well as the famous Water Parks and Zoo Marine all easily reached by car or by day trip coach. The Spanish border town of Ayamonte is approx 25 km by car, where the delights of another country can be sampled along with wine, Tapas and shopping. Ayamonte can also be reached by ferry from Vila Real. Seville is about 170km away, and budding historians may enjoy Castro Marim castle.
Golf: This is perfect accommodation for golfers wishing to sample the excellent courses situated in the Eastern Algarve. Within a 20km radius there are 6 courses to choose from. Benamor and the 2 Quintas (Ria and Cima) are the most popular and have fantastic scenery and sea views. The prestigious new Monte Rei course designed by Jack Nicklaus now has its first 18 holes open and is continuing in its development to the second phase offering the height of golfing luxury. Although a costly experience, this is a real treat for golfing fanatics wishing to experience a little high life! Traveling East to just before the Spanish Border, the challenging courses of Castro Marim and the Ballesteros Signature Course Quinta do Vale both come highly recommended. We can offer discounted rates and can organise a full golfing package with play at a selection of these courses, car hire and rental of this property. (Flights not included)