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Luxury 5 bed detached Villa, pool w/ fence, WiFi, fantastic views, near beaches

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Large Villa sleeps 10+2 has 4.5 bathrooms, WiFi, aircon & nr Manta Rota/Tavira

Set in a typical eastern Algarve village this spectacular large modern villa is equipped and furnished to the highest standards throughout. All rooms are very spacious and the house easily accommodates 12 people. The impressive large and spacious lounge overlooks the south facing garden and open countryside, offering dramatic views of both sea & mountains from the garden and also from the very large roof terrace. There are large open spaces outside, including BBQ area, outside shower, very large patio with terrace furniture, large table and chairs for al fresco dining and sun loungers to ensure your stay has every comfort. The garden, with its established almond trees, terraces and 8m fresh water pool with pool fence provides your personal oasis, as long as you can resist the fantastic nearby family-friendly beaches of which some of the finest include Monte Gordo, Praia Verde, Altura, Manta Rota, Cacela Velha, Fabrica, Cabanas and Tavira - all just a few mins drive from the villa! The ancient town & regional centre of Tavira is approx 10 mins away. You can also drive to Spain in 20 minutes or why not take the passenger ferry boat from Vila Real de Santo Antonio to the Spanish town of Ayamonte!.

Local Golf: The Eastern Algarve is famous for its excellent golf facilities - there are six 18-hole courses all very close to Santa Rita: Quinta da Ria -18 holes, Par 72, 6,016m designed by Rocky Roquemore and Quinta de Cima - 18 holes, Par 72, 6,256m the new sister course next to Quinta da Ria - both courses are just 2 Km from the house! Benamor Golf - 18 holes, Par 71, 5,500m designed by Sir Henry Cotton - situated near Conceiçao just off the EN125 & only 5 Km from the house. Colina Verde - 9 holes, Par 28, 1,145m is situated between Olhão & Tavira. Castro Marim Golf - 18 holes, Par 71, 5,265m designed by Terry Murray is situated near the historic town of Castro Marim. There is also the first Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course at Monte Rei (ranked Top 20 in Europe & Top 100 in the world by Golf Digest USA - the only Portuguese course to achieve this ranking) and is just 3 Km north from the house!

Shopping, food & other activities: Both Vila Real de Santo Antonio & Tavira (with its new large Shopping Mall) are real-life small towns with shops for everyday items - some excellent bargains are to be had in household linens - towels, bed linen and table linen. Along the EN125 coast road & inland, fantastic local pottery is available. The beach resorts of Monte Gordo, Altura, Manta Rota & Cabanas provide great holiday shopping with gifts, clothes, shoes & beach equipment. There are many other activities open to the more adventurous - from walking, riding, cycling, sailing and surfing - all within easy access from Santa Rita. There are excellent restaurants within easy reach of the house, including Cacela Velha & Fabrica just 2 Km away & beachside restaurants at Manta Rota (try Sem Espinhas). Excellent restaurants abound in the Eastern Algarve, both in the towns and nearby villages and along the coast road. Choose from the local 'black' pork, cataplana (seafood stew) or fresh fish and you won't be disappointed.

Beaches: The villa is located only a few Km from the wide-open Blue Flag beach of Manta Rota, with lots of parking space and a pedestrian access way leading straight down to the beach. If you feel really adventurous just keep on walking - the beaches stretch for miles! The whole beach area is very much orientated towards families and is a very safe, clean environment with ample open space, even in peak times, for sunbathing, swimming and playing with the kids! This area is truly one of the most outstanding areas of natural beauty - you will not be disappointed! Also try the beautiful beach at Praia Verde (green beach) and you will see why it is so special - set in a nature reserve with pine forest leading down to the protected sand dunes and fantastic wide-open beaches. The beaches at Cacela Velha, Fabrica (both just 2 Km away) & Cabanas are also worth visiting - taking the short taxi boat ride across the Ria Formosa to get to the stunning beaches is a real treat!

More Details

Phil Naylor
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
11 April, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

The experience with both the owner (Phil) and this villa have been absolutely amazing. Phil has been a real pleasure to deal with and the villa is simply stunning. Top quality in any aspect. Pool, big garden, beautiful secluded location 5 minutes drive to many amazing beaches. Tavira is about 15 minute drive and St Antonio probably the same. It was an unforgettable holiday for us all and we are trying to organise another visit again this year. I would certainly recommend this property to families and group of friends. We absolutely LOVED IT!

And by the way... Tavira is beautiful and much better than Faro and Albufeira! Less crowded and much nicer!
May 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Vila Nova de Cacela in Algarve

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet
    Bathroom 6 - Outdoor Shower , 1 by the patio/pool
  • Bathrooms 1 to 4 are all en suite and are finished to very high specifications, including quality wash basins, vanity units and recessed wall mirrors. A separate WC is on the ground floor and is conveniently located for use of Bedroom 5. All bedrooms have room fans and in addition 4 out of the 5 bedrooms have air conditioning. There is an external shower on the ground floor patio.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Travel cot suitable for baby or toddler
  • Each bedroom is furnished to the highest standards, equipped with large fitted wardrobes and quality en suite bathrooms and air conditioning to 4 out of the 5 bedrooms. The first floor bedrooms have sliding glazed doors leading onto a terrace, each with there own table and chairs. All rooms have mosquito screens across the windows and doors. The fifth bedroom has room for two further full-size fold-out beds (good quality) bringing the total number of people accommodated to 12. In addition, adjustable shutters are also installed in all rooms for your added security and convenience. A travel cot, suitable for a baby or toddler is available FREE of charge. A baby high chair is also available FREE of charge. Extra cots or chair are available for €15 euros per week.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Strictly NO PETS allowed anywhere in or around the house. Smoking is not allowed inside the house, for the benefit of all guests. Air conditioning/heating installed to lounge and to 4 out of the 5 bedrooms (at no extra charge). Room fans are also available for your convenience. The house is decorated throughout to a very high standard. There are sun loungers and mattresses to the patio and terrace. There is new child-proof security fencing around the pool by the patio area with child-proof self-closing door. The garden has been re-landscaped. A safe is installed for guests use.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveller reviews)


Great house near stunning beaches

  • 4 of 5

The house was better than the photographs show - plenty of space and well equipped. Access was easy as was dealing with the owner.

We loved the local beaches - stunning and the village was pretty in a very untouristy area.

Also loved the local baker who brought up us a huge selection of cakes to go with coffee mid morning after a swim in the pool

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review - we are really please you enjoyed your holiday at the villa and hope to welcome you back soon! Best wishes P&J
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A well appointed villa..........

  • 4 of 5

We were an extended family of 10, with 4 children from 6 months to 8 years of age.

Grandparents, parents, and children had a great and relaxing time. The villa has loads of plates, glasses, cutlery and cookware etc etc. We have stayed in places where these items have been ill matched and scarce.

There is lots of 'fridge space, essential in this climate, and cupboard space for our items, so often lacking in rentals.

The garden is safe and ideal for children and sunbathing!

We would definitely return.

We are reluctant to say how good it was in case you all go!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. We hope to welcome you back next year! P&J
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Fabulous property!

  • 5 of 5

Our first family holiday for many years, this time with 2 babies as well, so we needed a large property. This is a stunning villa, in a beautiful quaint Portuguese village where you feel as though you are living as part of the country (and not in a tourist centred area) and yet easy access to some of the most beautiful beaches ever. Praia Verde is amazing, as is the infinity pool there! The villa is equipped to a very high standard, and spotlessly clean on arrival. Beds are very comfortable with en suite to 4 out of 5 bedrooms and a beautiful pool and garden. We will definitely return, with our very large family again!! Just a personal note from a disabled person - I had been looking for a disabled friendly villa - and they are few and far between - but the owner, Phil, was very honest about this house and gave detailed information. Whilst not 'registered' for disabled use, it is absolutely perfect for anyone with limited mobility. I use a mobility scooter and was able to access the entire ground floor and the gardens with ease. The ground floor shower room is not suitable for a wheelchair, but it is ideal for anyone who cannot do stairs/steps and is very safe. I would highly recommend this property for anyone elderly or infirm - the only thing preventing them advertising as a 'disabled friendly' home is the lack of wet room - so hopefully other disabled persons will read my review and book this amazing place!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review - we are so pleased it satisfied all your family needs and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best wishes P & J.
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Excellent Family Villa

  • 5 of 5

The villa is fully equiped both inside and out to meet the requirements of a large family group. The rural village location ensures a calm and peaceful atmosphere but there are several towns, including Tavira within a very short driving distance. There are suberb beahces at the bottom of the road and a large choice of golf courses with a few kilometeres.

We had a great time and Phil was a delight to deal with!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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De villa is prachtig en een aanrader.

  • 5 of 5

Mijn vrouw en ik huurden deze villa voor een week in maart 2014. We beleefden een wondermooie vakantie, dank zij deze zeer mooie en goed ingerichte villa. De administratie om deze villa te huren verliep via internet en was zeer goed en vlot verlopen. Over deze villa is er niets maar dan ook niets negatiefs te vermelden. Zowel de keuken, living, zithoek, alle slaapkamers met hun degelijke bedden, badkamers, toiletten, tuin en terrassen overtroffen ruimschoots onze verwachtingen en ook deze van onze genodigden. Ook het zwembad was mooi, goed onderhouden, maar werd door ons niet gebruikt. De villa is zeer rustig gelegen in een klein dorpje. Een huurauto voor de uitstappen en het shoppen is wel een must. Zelf gebruikten we weinig de zeer goed uitgeruste keuken, maar gingen we in de omgeving vaak uit eten om de smaak van de Algarve echt te proeven, en het was fantastisch. We zien er allen naar uit om er volgend jaar terug te kunnen keren. Jean Davidts uit België.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Jean for your wonderful review! We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you again next year. Best wishes P & J
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excellent villa

  • 5 of 5

Phil was great to deal with very easy and great information. The Villa was absolutely stunning lovely quite rural location yet close enough to Beaches supermarkets and resturants. furnished and equiped to a very high standard. I took my whole family and we all had excellent week and enjoyed staying at the villa very much, I have already recomended it to 2 of my friends and would definatley stay there again. Highly recomended 5 stars.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great feedback - we are really pleased you and the family had such a great time. We are constantly looking for ways to upgrade or improve the villa for our guests, so come back next year to see what we have done to improve the house and gardens! All the best Kev from P & J.
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Prices & Availability

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Low - Mid
1 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
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29 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
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Mid - High
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
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1 Jul 2017 - 29 Jul 2017
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30 Jul 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
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10 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
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1 Oct 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
5 Nov 2017 - 30 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
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£250 (€300 Euro) security deposit is required with the final payment. It will be returned within 14 days subject to no damages or breakages. Damages/breakage costs will be deducted from the deposit and the difference refunded. If the damage exceeds the deposit the difference will be invoiced separately at cost. Note: a single item of crockery/glass is not classed as damage (please try to replace).

A rental deposit of 25% of the total rental price is required when making the reservation.
Reservations must be paid within 7 days and are not fully confirmed until the deposit is received.
The remaining 75% is payable on or before 6 weeks of the arrival date.

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