CASA LUZ perched on its hilltop location enjoys the most wonderful panoramic views of the countryside, orchards and farmland. The house is pleasantly furnished with 4 bedrooms; Double with en suite bathroom and 1 twin bedroom on the ground floor, 1 double and 1 twin room on the first floor, plus a further bathroom. 2 additional guests are accommodated with folding beds if required. The living areas comprise an open plan lounge/dining with UK and Portuguese channels and DVD player, along with a fully equipped kitchen leading to the outside terraces with furniture and traditional brick BBQ - perfect for al fresco dining! To the side of the house is the pool (8m x 4m) offering a refreshing break from the heat of the sun, and sun beds are provided for the sun worshipers. There are also two upper terraces which can be used to soak up the tranquility of the wonderful vista. Location is considered slightly rural, but there are a couple of restaurants close by and the main town of Vila Nova de Cacela and the beach of Manta Rota are around 10 minutes by car.
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 tranquility. 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 ambiance. The many churches (37 in total!), the town castle and the typical fisherman's harbor 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.
Beach & other things to see and do: Manta Rota is approximately 8 km South, and here you will find beautiful white sands, rolling sea, sun beds for hire and several snack bars. This beach is long and expansive offering its visitors great walking territory between other resorts right through to Monte Gordo! By traveling 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! Traveling 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 organize a full golfing package with play at a selection of these courses, car hire and rental of this property. (Flights not included)