Casa jardim is a ranch-style timber cottage sleeping 6 + cot, with 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite) a very well equipped kitchen and open plan living with glazed doors leading directly onto the pool terrace. The pool is fenced and gated for safety. There is a BBQ and seating area and also a play area. The property has been furnished and equipped to a high standard and makes it a perfect home from home holiday experience for families. In a quiet rural location in Eastern Algarve, not overlooked and with stunning views from the terrace towards the hills in the west. There are many quality sandy beaches to explore as well as plenty of interesting local towns. Sao Bras 3km away with good restaurants and all facilities, Estoi 6km away has good restaurants, a palace and the roman ruins of Milreu. Marinas at Vilamoura, Faro and Olhao (with its renowned fish market) are all well worth a visit. There are also several water theme parks for a memorable family day out.
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- Min. Stay1 - 7 nights
Peacefully located, excellently equipped cottage, in Peral with mountain views. Family friendly with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and private pool.
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- 13 Sep 2018
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Warm, welcoming, perfectly set up for a family
This place and the owners ooze nurture, peace, kindness - everything you need to get restore - whilst giving total space and privacy. The villa is on the grounds of the owners (who are English), but set so far away from the main house, that it does not intrude or feel in any way that anyone else is near (our children - 4 of them - are loud - and we didn't feel the need to hold anything in!). The owners greeted us when we arrived late at night and left the most almighty welcome pack of food (much appreciated by all) to tide us over until we got out to the shops. We have only seen them when we called on them and each time they were super efficient and super helpful. The property is rural, quiet, beautiful views, good bits of nature in the high-gated grounds, and locally around for children to explore. Black out blinds on the windows, fantastic unexpected extras - like beach towels, sun umbrellas, bags - and loads of toiletries, sun lotion (presumably left by previous holiday makers?), DVDs, books, board games, football, inflatables, kids loved the cats that were hanging around, lovely bedding, lots of space and natural wooden materials everywhere. A lovely fenced swimming pool, barbecue, sun loungers, outdoor tables. Good local town and easy-going food market, lots of great places to eat near by, beaches about 20-25 mins away - Close enough to get to easily on lovely roads, and far enough away from the tourist jungle and in real, simple Portugal. So if like us, you're dipping your toes, tentatively, back in to traveling - with children now in tow, we really, really recommend this place. Thank you Barry and Jo, for a perfect stay.
Well....what can we say except a really big thank you for such a comprehensive review. If we had written all of that, it may have been taken as an exagerration, but coming from a lovely family who stayed with us, who have been there, seen it and written a review from the heart, just as they experienced it, it couldn't be better.
When we set up the holiday cottage, we wanted it to be a thoroughly enjoyable experience for both adults and children and thought along the lines of 'what would we like to find if we were staying there ourselves'. It is therefore excellently equipped and it seems our endevours are being very well appreciated. Thank you Gemma, Sam and family. Hopefully we will be welcoming you back in the future.
Wonderful home from home
This was our second stay here, and as before, all too brief! We love everything about this rustic, homely place, from the treetop location five minutes from Sao Bras, to the really comfortable beds and the well-equipped kitchen. The hosts, Jo and Barry, have put every care into making everyone's stay here as enjoyable as possible, and it shows.
If you like peace and quiet with all amenities, off the beaten track but 5 minutes from town (and 25 minutes from the beach) then this is for you. We'll definitely be back!
We had a fantastic stay here in this beautiful location. The cottage was fully equipped with everything we could ask for and more, including beach "essentials" which made for an easy day out at the stunning Fuseta lagoon.
We really felt like we were away from it all yet were also so close to local amenities.
Would definitely recommend this property and location and would be more than happy to stay here again. Thank you Joi & Barry x
The Cottage was gorgeous, nice and clean, the hosts were perfect. The whole experience was just what we were looking for.
Excellent property, very well maintained and ideal for a relaxing holiday
The property was exactly as described and matched the photos. It was ideal for our family holiday with everything we could have needed. It is off the beaten track so a car is essential but as a result it provides a lovely quiet location for a restful holiday.
We LOVED this beautiful 'tree-top' lodge!
We visited Casa Jardim for a ‘sneaky week’ of sunshine during October half-term, and had a wonderful, relaxing time as guests of Jo and Barry.
We found the site easily enough, even in the dark (thanks to the very carefully laid-out directions! Just set your speedo at the Faro airport roundabout, as directed, and you can’t go wrong) and were greeted warmly by Jo and Barry when we arrived. They showed us around the lodge, which is very well equipped with everything you might wish for while you are there. They also left us a very generous ‘welcome pack’, including a couple of pizzas in case we hadn’t managed to have dinner before we arrived. It was so thoughtful! But they were over-all truly thoughtful hosts, even equipping the bathrooms with soap, shampoo, conditioner, and body lotion, just to make it easier for guests. We also very much appreciated access to mobile wi-fi, especially our 12 year old son!
The bedrooms were all very restful, and the beds very comfortable (which, unfortunately cannot be said of some villas we’ve stayed in) and the view in the morning with the sun streaming through the windows was stunning. (Just to clarify- there are black-out blinds on all of the bedroom windows, but I like to be woken by the sun coming up.) We especially enjoyed watching the sun go down over the hills from the pool terrace in the evenings.
You’re surrounded not just by trees, but by tree-tops when you’re on the terrace, which made us feel like we were staying in a beautiful tree-top lodge!
It’s the perfect location if you like peace and quiet, but want to be able to access the beautiful beaches nearby- Faro, Barril, and Tavira are all within 20-30 mins drive, and you’re only 10 minutes from Sao Bras, where there are a number of good-sized supermarkets, including a Lidl. We barbecued every night so I can’t comment on any of the restaurants.
We thoroughly enjoyed our time here, and very much appreciated staying with such congenial and welcoming hosts. Thanks Jo and Barry for your wonderful hospitality- we’ll definitely be back!
From the cottage you can walk for miles in unspoilt level countryside. Beautiful sandy beaches can be accessed within 20 minutes by car. There are little ferry boat trips to many small islands on the Ria Formosa, and a single track train ride can be taken to Barril beach from Pedras D'el Rei. The beaches East of Olhao are stunning and stretch all the way to Spain. The beach at Manta Rota, east of Tavira is well worth a visit, and a 20-30 min drive through the breathtaking Algarve scenery will get you there.
The motorway is 10 min away and Faro Airport is about 20 min drive. Local shops, restaurants, banks, doctor, dentist etc are 5 min drive away in Sao Bras and Spain is about 30 min away. Nowhere is very far to get to, but a hire car is essential for staying at Casa Jardim and enjoying the pleasure of exploring the surrounding area.
Booking Notes: A deposit of 25% of the total rental price is required at the time of booking and the balance is due 8 weeks prior to arrival. Changeover Day: We will always try to be flexible. Arrival after 3:00 pm and departure by 10:00 am unless by previous arrangement.