|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
We hold an official Portuguese tourist license 6431/AL. The apartment is situated at the Western edge of the unspoilt fishing village of Santa Luzia and a short drive to the historical and beautiful town of Tavira. This prime location is peaceful and very close to one of the best beaches on the Eastern Algarve. From the apartment it is a short walk to the village centre with its wonderful seafood restaurants that line the waters edge. The first floor apartment was built in 2006 and has a contemporary feel. The kitchen and lounge have floor to ceiling windows and shutters that run across the entire front of the apartment. These open directly on to a good sized private balcony, with uninterrupted views of the countryside and sea waters of the Ria Formosa, a nature reserve that is a haven for wildlife. In the evening you can watch the most glorious sunsets over the mountains. The apartment is only 8km from Junction 16 of the A22 motorway, 35km from Faro and within 10km of excellent golf courses.
Local amenities: The water shoot park in Loule is only 35min away and is great fun, You can also Swim with the Dolphins at Zoomarine!
We have a number of excellent markets nearby (a detailed list will be in the apartment) where you can pick up some real bargains. There is an interesting car-boot near the beach of Fuzeta where you will find some unusual items. Ayamonte, 20 min (the Spanish border) town has a similar market every Saturday.
Tourist resort towns with entertainment, bars, restaurants and casinos only a 10 - 40 minute drive away (depending which town you would like to visit). Finally, for those of you who do not want to just stay on the beach and want to see more of the original Algarve then a circular drive through Moncarapacho, Estói, Olhão and Tavira is well worth doing, with the A22 link this makes a good half day visit.
Golf: Not only has the Algarve the best golfing climate in Europe it also has some of the best courses and facilities.
To the West, Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo courses are within 30 min of the Apartment and Vilamoura a further 15 min further on.
Benamor, Quinta de Cima and the Quinta de Ria are within 10 minutes and Castro Marim a further 15 minutes.
We have 3 adult bicycles and one child's bike available for use free of charge. Guests are required to mend any punctures or any minor repairs needed as a result of using them. Baby's cot or highchair available on request.
I am a working mother with 3 small children so life is very busy. I aim to get back to enquiries as soon as I can but often deal with booking and administration details in the evening when the children have gone to bed. I live in London with my family and work as an art teacher in a local FE College. We have been visiting the Eastern Algarve for many years and love the peace and quiet of the local area. The village is very relaxing and we completely unwind when we are there.
Sally Gould purchased this apartment in 2006
We chose this property as we know the village well and loved the location.It is at the quieter end of the village and when we sit on the balcony looking out at the beautiful views we feel like we haven't got a care in the world. We love the architectural style of the building and have furnished it in a way that is in keeping with it's modernist style, with contemporary furniture but paying attention to comfort and a home from home feel. We have an official Tourism licence which is a legal requirement in Portugal.
We feel in love with the views from the lounge, the large spacious balcony and the lovely interior with floor to ceiling windows that open directly onto the balcony looking over the Ria. We feel it is a very special place where the surrounding countryside, and waters of the Ria are incredibly peaceful, calming and beautiful. In springtime we can sit on the balcony and breath in the heavenly scents from the Ria Formosa below. All year around hear the many birds singing and the sound of the bells on the sheep when they come to graze in the morning.
This property is immaculate in every respect and is ultra modern with all the latest facilities including Air Conditioning and must not be missed ! Its ideal for that relaxing break ! The views from the balcony are superb.There are some excellent restaurants in Santa Luzia the closest being 150 yards away is very good value with well presented good food. The best restaurant is a french one called Vicente which is for the discerning diner or the last night of your holiday. There is also a local bar opposite Vicente which is basic but sometimes have a good local bad playing and the drinks are reasonably priced. Tavira is close by and can be visted easily by car there are many restaurants there and also some nice shops. Travel down the coast to Cabanas, Manta Rota they are also very nice places with nice beaches. For the golfer there is a great choice of courses in the area 'Monte Rei' a Jack Nicklaus designed course is the best course in the Algarve and a must for the serious player. There is also Quinta da Ria and Quinta da Cima which are very good courses. All in all we fell in love with the area! You can travel to Faro easily by car and train from Tavira. You are only 30mins by car from Vila Real de San Antonio on the Spanish Border. The apartment is an excellent base to tour around the Eastern Algarve and we would highly recommend this property for a lovely holiday. Yes we will come back again ! Tom and Avril
Very neat well appointed apartment ideal for a lovely quiet and relaxing holiday. The apartment has all you need including really effective aircon, and nice thoughtful touches like an iPad for tv and Internet, a selection of DVDs and books and the use of bikes. Whilst on the edge of the village it's perfect for both the excellent nearby beaches and the restaurants of Santa Luzia. In fact we enjoyed our stay so much we have already booked for 2017!
Enjoyed 10day break in April. Weather was generally good not too hot. The apartment was excellent, very well equipped and comfortable double bed.
The large balcony gave unspoilt views over the countryside and over the river to the isle of Tavira.
The Barril beach was in easy walking distance over the nearby bridge.
Binoculars are a must if you are interested in birdlife as many species can be seen from the balcony and on the nearby salt lagoons.
Richard and Eileen Dorset
A wonderful modern apartment with everything you would need. The balcony is a lovely place to sit with views over the countryside and the sea and fantastic for you twitchers out there. A stunning beach is within walking / cycling distance and can be accessed by cute little train at Pedras Del Rei or by water taxi from the centre of the village [prepare for an eyeful from the occasional naked bathers]. The village is a real fishing village and has lots of really good restaurants which are quality and are inexpensive. We have tried most of them but this year mostly used Alcatraz and would highly recommend it. The people are friendly and helpful but do try a few words of Portuguese and you will be richly rewarded. We made good use of the bikes to get into Tavira [good bike lane between SL and Tavira] and you can take bikes of the train which we did to go to Vila Real where you can take the little Ferry to Ayamonte in Spain which is a terrific day trip. Tavira is a lovely eighteenth century town with lovely squares, gardens and churches and you must go there. There are some nice little bars / restaurants down by the river on the eastern bank and we enjoyed a few cool beers looking up towards the Roman Bridge. To sum up, terrific apartment, location, beach, food and drink, inexpensive and really peaceful. Enjoy!
My wife and I enjoyed a very relaxing week in this excellent, well appointed apartment which is within very easy walking distance of both a number of very good restaurants and the beautiful beach at Barril.
A great base for one of the best villages on the East Algarve. A very tranquil area but working fishing village with many bars and cafes just a 5 minutes walk away along with a fantastic bakery in the church square and little supermarket that was reasonably priced. The owner was very helpful throughout. Would definitely recommend this to those who want to escape mass tourism and also to bird watchers - you can sit on the balcony to view the wildlife.
Our Apartment is situated in a superb location, only 8km from Junction 16 of the A22 motorway and enjoys the beautiful tranquility of the unspoilt Eastern Algarve in the small fishing village of Santa Luzia near Tavira. The beach Islands of the Ria Formosa are renowned for being peaceful, uncrowded, safe, unpolluted and extend for 12 km. Santa Luzia beach is 5 minutes by regular aqua taxi. Barril beach is 10 minutes walk and has a miniature train, a great adventure for children. There are beach restaurants, café bars and shower facilities. The renting of boats, windsurf boards etc are available. Within 4km Tavira offers a great range of shops and supermarkets (Pingo Doce, Lidle), bars/restaurants abound many specialising in seafood. The beautiful river Gilão runs through the centre of town and on those warm summer nights public entertainment can be found in the park by the river.
Other Activities: birdwatching
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£100|
Prices for the property per week in Sterling based on 2 people sharing, £35 for each extra person per week £20 per extra child. Discounts for Longer lets. Changeover day is Saturday in high season, we are flexible, please ask for details. 25% deposit is required on booking with the balance due 8 weeks before departure. Details will be sent to interested persons.
Payments can be made by Bank transfer, cheque or online. Free use of bicycles and Internet and mini I- Pad . Please bring your beach towels.