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Countryside Villa With Private Pool And Large Garden (License 17548/AL)



Updated: 13-Sep-2016
Countryside villa - 3 bed 2 bathroom, private pool and large garden, 5km from fantastic beaches

Quinta Diana, a modernised single storey traditional Portuguese home, has 3 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. It is spacious, light and airy. Set in the small hamlet of Malhada de Figueira it is surrounded by 1.5 acres of indigenous gardens. The villa has its own solar heated natural saltwater pool with a large surrounding patio area with a pagoda sun shelter. The setting is private and tranquil yet a short trip by car to the nearest village and to miles of sandy white beaches. The villa has large outdoor patio areas and a large plot; a built in BBQ with patio and outdoor table, a fully equipped kitchen, satellite TV, WiFi, DVD and music system and air conditioning in each of the bedrooms. There are many local restaurants with superb food and good prices, beach cafes and bars. Manta Rota has miles of soft sandy beach; Tavira is great for a day out or a trip to the island. Cacela Velha and other local villages offer an interesting view of local Portuguese life and history. Spain is a short drive away. Ideal for family holidays or couples.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I bought the villa in 2002 and have spent many happy holidays and stays there with family and friends. I live in SE London. I enjoy golf and travel and have tried hard to learn Portuguese with some limited success!

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1 holidaymaker review


Very nice quiet place to stay with the family

  • 4 of 5

If you want be in a house with privacy, away from the touristic buz, and still close to the beach this ideal

  • Review Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This Portuguese guest has stayed at the villa with family and friends every year since before 2010. You are very welcome again this year!
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From the Owner

The villa offers simple accommodation in a rural setting surrounded by unspoilt natural countryside. Not overlooked and set in its own large grounds, the villa offers a private setting with a lovely pool and lots of patio areas. Ideal for couples and for family holidays.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 55 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Corte Martins at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Vila Real de Santa Antonia at 8 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Monte Rei at 2 Kilometres Nearest Train : Conceicao at 8 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A22 at 7 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Corte Martins at 3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Manta Rota at 6 Kilometres Car: necessary


The nearest beaches are at Manta Rota approx 5-10 mins drive from the villa. The beach is miles long, wide, white and sandy and forms part of the Ria Formosa: a protected area with little development. Along the coastline there are many areas where the sea comes into a tidal lagoon area which provides a more sheltered setting for young children. Trips out to sand spits are provided by local boat services: Tavira Island is a fun day out: the island has cafes and restaurants and toilet facilities.


Faro airport is the most convenient and is approx 55km away. The drive takes just under an hour and is mostly on the A22 (IPN1) only the last 200 yards to the villa is unmade road. A car is essential and best picked up from and delivered back to the airport.


Vila Nova de Cacela is a local market town approx 5km away. It has all you generally need - fresh fruit and veg market with fish daily, bakery, bank, pharmacy, a small supermarket and a couple of restaurants. Manta Rota offers seaside cafes and restaurants. Cabanas (8km) is a popular holiday spot and has a very walkable promenade with cafes and restaurants and ferry boats to the island. This is a highly recommended day trip. Tavira (12km) offers sightseeing - churches, old Roman bridge, as well as wide choice of restaurants and boat trips to its island. Modern shopping complex.

Further Details:

There are plenty of beach and coastline walks and bird life is reputedly good along the Ria Formosa. Tavira is a pretty port city with many churches, Moorish architecture and small side streets to explore. A trip to Spain is feasible - Seville is approx 2 hours by car.


Rental rates

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Rate 5
1 Oct 2016 - 4 Nov 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Off season
5 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Early summer
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
High season
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

A locally resident manager will either meet you at the villa on arrival or call out to you shortly after. The manager is on call during your holiday should you encounter any 'technical' problems with the villa.

Changeover Day:
Bookings are normally from Saturday to Saturday in peak season but please check the calendar as I will try to be flexible! Check-in time is from 3pm on day of arrival through to 10am on day of departure.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Payment in Euro is acceptable as is payment by PayPal.

A non refundable deposit of 30% of the holiday rent is payable to make a reservation. The balance is due 5 weeks prior to commencement of the holiday

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 13-Sep-2016
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From the Owner

Nearby beaches of fantastic quality. Great swimming. Long walks on soft white sand any time of the year. Allegedly the cleanest air in Europe - fresh off the Atlantic! Local produce of wonderful quality with a choice of local restaurants to visit - good prices with good value local wines. A great alternative is a laid back BBQ at home. Summer weather very dependable and amenable virtually 12 months of the year!

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome ...

Location Type

  • rural


  • naturist beach
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 120 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure, Newly refurbished in 2013
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Ensuite bathroom refurbished in 2013
  • En-suite bathroom to one bedroom with shower, WC and basin. Family bathroom with shower, WC and wash basin in vanity unit. Both bathrooms were completely renovated in 2013.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, Double bed comprising two separate matresses in double frame
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, Double bed with 2 matresses in a double frame
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, Large double bed - 2 matresses in double frame
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) plus cot Notes on bedrooms: Each bedroom has a king size double bed with twin single mattresses. Simple built-in wardrobes. Each room has wall mounted air conditioning and gauzed window fixtures. All rooms have a light and sunny aspect with countryside views. No window is overlooked by another property.


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The villa is ideal for family holidays with room for children to play and adventure. Also well suited for couples seeking an 'off the beaten track' holiday home within a short car trip to lovely sparsely populated beaches, restaurants and the quaint town of Tavira. Golf on the doorstep and Spain a short trip over the border. Set in the hills in a small hamlet there is no passing traffic or overhead planes. To date security has never been an issue. Outside: There is ample patio furniture for sitting and dining outside including a static table under a pine tree and built in BBQ. The pool has its own large sunbathing patio with sunbeds, a shaded pagoda and a shower. The pool is 8x4m and approximately 1.3-1.6m in depth. The temperature is boosted by 4 solar panels. It is a salt based system which is kind to skin, eyes and hair - about teardrop level of saltiness - it is serviced weekly and will light at night till about 11 pm for night time swims. The area around the villa is largely left to indigenous vegetation with fig trees, cork oak and a variety of shrub plants. The villa is relatively secluded and nestles in a small hamlet of 6-7 other residencies. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen, bath towels and beach towels provided at commencement of stay.. Fresh linen and a clean through mid stay for two week holidays.

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