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Charming Townhouse Ideal For Couples, Familes Or Golfers (WIFI Available)



Updated: 21-Sep-2016
Holiday House in Manta Rota, Eastern Algarve, Portugal -Village Location,10 Minutes Walk To Beach And Restaurants

This lovely townhouse is modern in design and well equipped for self catering rentals - as well as being perfectly located for relaxing holidays with everything that you need within easy walking distance. Comprising a fully fitted kitchen, lounge/diner with TV including a full MEO (similar to SKY) package which has assorted UK channels, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, this is a home from home. A large patio area to the rear has 2 sunbeds, traditional BBQ and large dining table for 'al fresco' dining on the lovely warm evenings. An additional sofa bed means that up to 6 persons can be accommodated. Car hire is not essential but is recommended for exploring surrounding areas such as Tavira (10kms), Monte Gordo (8kms) and even Spain for Tapas! (15kms).

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I am a 36 year old professional living and working in Bristol, UK and try to take a couple of trips a year to Portugal for lots of R&R!

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Guestbook comments from the owner

1. Ideal for a relaxing holiday, few tourists and actually felt we were in Portugal not just another resort which could be anywhere.

2. Brilliant golf courses, even suited the ladies as there were things to do in and around the course.

3. So convenient with everything in walking distance - didn't need a hire car after all!
Apr 2007
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13 Reviews

based on 13 holidaymaker reviews


Ideal house for beach and town

  • 5 of 5

Great location for beach and town. House has all you need. Would recommend

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely house, good quiet location and wonderful to be back in Manta Rota

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in this house for 8 wonderful days in late June, early July. We love and know Manta Rota and are familiar with beach and restaurant locations. It was a simple and peaceful break and would definitely use this house again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great house in superb place for the Algarve

  • 5 of 5

Thankyou Sarah for a wonderful time at Casa Sarah. You looked after us fantastically at your well appointed home. We stayed as a family with a toddler and baby comfortably in the house. A baby chair and beach gear were provided and the courtyard in the back is perfect for a bbq or just a chillax with a glass of local vino.

For parents there is a great local beach with play park and also a very smart restaurant. Go to Tavira too a charming town with plenty of history. You can catch a train to a lovely beach or a ferry to the island. In the alternative get your fill of Seville only 1 hour 20 in the car. Thanks again Sarah a lovely home beautifully positioned to explore so cool places.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A break in Portugal

  • 4 of 5

The property was adequate for our needs, it was in a lovely area, very quiet owing to the fact that we went early Febuary so some of the restaurants were closed but we did lots of exploring which we thoroughly enjoyed, so different to the Western Algarve, cheaper to eat out, the supermarket was well stocked and reasonably priced. We did have a problem getting the TV to work but it was nice to have the quiet and read uninterrupted, we couldn't get the Internet although it was advertised but again it didn't cause too much of a problem.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very sorry you had problems with the tv, but assume it was quickly sorted as I didn't hear otherwise . Likewise with the internet. My representative out in Portugal is very efficient and will always sort things very quickly. Unfortunately technology can cause problems sometimes, especially early in the year, as Portugal often has serious storms that affect electronic equipment. Glad your stay overall was enjoyable though!
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Nice house

  • 4 of 5

We spent the first week of October in Casa Sarah for the third time and enjoyed it it again.

We were met by a friendly local representative on time. Although being told by her that a missing lightbulb for a bedside lamp would be provided the next day it was only delivered two days later which was unfortunate since only one of three bedside lamps was working.

The broken sunshade from the terrace was never replaced, because according to the local agency the weather was bad which was actually only true for the first two days. Since the terrace/courtyard is a real sun trap it was sometimes too hot for us, so we could not use it. I had informed Sarah, the very efficient owner , about the situation on the second day and she also contacted the agency, but unfortunately nothing happened.

Another issue which prevents us from giving 5 stars is the fact that the advert promised English Freeview channels, they were, however, not offered , obviously due a change in the system.

Wifi worked very well!

Manta Rota was generally quiet at this time of the year and there weren't any sun loungers at the beach any more (beach service obviously ends mid September) , but that was no problem, because there were some comfortable beach chairs in the house.

We would still recommend this house in spite of the minor criticism we have. It is very clean and the kitchen is very well equipped, although we hardly used it because of the rather good and cheap restaurants in and around Manta Rota.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was very happy to have a guest back for third time, but it was unfortunate that some very minor issues seem to have put a dent in their holiday. Let me expand on the points raised: 1) The light bulbs were requested on the Saturday, shops were not open on the Sunday to buy new ones, so they were replaced as soon as possible on the Monday. Other lights in the room still worked. 2) As the parasol was broken, the guest was informed that one could be borrowed from another property if required. However with relatively low temperatures in Portugal (indicted by the fact that no sun loungers were at the beach) I assume that is why it was not requested again. 3) TV channels and lack of freeview was totally my fault for not updating the advert. I hope this clairifes the points raised. The company I use to manage my property have never had anything but high praise from my other guests, for their efficiency over the 6 years I have been using them.
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Lovely House

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at the house for a week's holiday. The house has everything you could possibly need for an enjoyable holiday even down to sun umbrellas for the beach. It is within walking distance to the beach, restaurants and supermarket although we did hire a car to visit various locations. We have been going to the Eastern Algarve for the last 15 years at least three times a year and this is one of the best houses we have stayed in would highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

I bought this property due to the lack of English tourists around! Manta Rota is mainly a Portuguese holiday destination and therefore there are lots of local Portuguese restaurants around. These are a lot better value than the touristy ones! The property also had a lot better finish than the ones in Spain and are renowned for being a better finish, so I was less likely to have issues with a Portuguese property. Also the drive from Faro is extremely easy and only 45 minutes. The property is also in a quiet location on the edge of the village, but walking distance of all local amenities.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 60 Kilometres Car: not necessary


There is an abundance of excellent clean beaches close by. Our best recommendation is Manta Rota easily reached on foot, and here you will find golden sands, rolling sea, sunbeds for hire and a selection of beautiful beachside restaurants - as well as plenty of walking space - the sands stretch from from Manta Rota to Monte Gordo, with a few bars on the way! In high season, the large central square adjacent to the beach holds live events including music concerts, market stalls and beach parties.


It is becoming increasingly easy to travel to the Algarve where the main airport is Faro. The most favoured budget airlines are Easyjet, Thomsonfly, Jet2.com, Bmi Baby, Ryan Air, Aer Lingus and Monarch. The best website that we can recommend is www.skyscanner.net where you can select your chosen dates and preferred departure airport and you are presented with a 1 simple list of all available flights, the operator names and the prices! This saves trawling through mountains of different websites.


Tavira - 10kms.

Monte Gordo - 8kms.

Spain 15kms.

Quinta da Ria / Cima Golf - 2kms.

Further Details:

There is a cashpoint in the village (5 mins walk from property)

Large sports centre in nearby Monte Gordo.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
50% deposit on booking and remainder 1 month before arrival date.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is very flexible, may only be a problem in peak times if booking just a couple of weeks before arrival date and intend to arrive on same day as another booking leaves.

Notes on prices:
BIG discounts if book within a month of your arrival date!
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Price may be reduced/raised if rental period is less/more than a week and will be reduced if only 2 people. Rental periods can be for a number of months, please email for prices.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

Quiet location. Walking distance to the shops, restaurants and bars. Only 10 minute walk to the beach. All the facilities you could ask for in the house - washing machine, dishwasher, etc. House furnished with good quality furniture - far above Ikea type quality! Car not required if only want to stay in the village during your stay.

Property Type

  • house


  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village


  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Main bathroom (next to bedroom 2) with bath, shower and wc. Second bathroom on ground floor with shower and wc.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with twin beds and double sofabed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Notes on accommodation: Property has air conditioning - expelling cold and hot air if necessary. The living room also has an open fire for those colder months! There is also a hairdryer in the property. Outside: To the rear of the house is a patio area, 2 sunbeds, dining table, and traditional brick BBQ. In front of Dunas park near the beach there is a tennis court. Utility Room: Small room under the stairs for storage, including iron and cleaning equipment for the house. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels - bath and beach are provided. There are washing facilities in the property for linen if required. If your stay is for more than a week a change of linen will only be carried out on request and at extra cost. Other: Garden with dining table to seat up to 6 along with 2 sun loungers, shower and traditional brick BBQ.

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