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Spacious Family Villa With Private Pool And Panoramic Views

Overview

Property

Updated: 20-Feb-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the property

Villa near Tavira, Eastern Algarve, Portugal - 15 Mins From Beach And Tavira Set In 3 Acres

45 minutes from the airport, Casa Lia is set in the unspoiled hills of the Forest of Conceicao, with beautiful views of the countryside and the sea. 15 minutes drive from the pretty town of Tavira with its cobbled streets and excellent restaurants. We have a choice of excellent beaches such as Manta Rota, Ilha de Tavira, Cabanas just 15 minutes away. Children's attractions like Aqua Show and Zoo Marine are a car ride away. The kitchen is large and well equipped and open plan with the lounge which is very comfortable with three large sofas, satellite TV (50 free view channels), DVD player, stereo. Separate utility room houses a second fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer. Interior of villa measures 209 square metres.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Debbie
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, German, Portuguese
Calendar last updated:
20 February, 2017

About Debbie

We have really hectic lives and holidays are really important to us. Casa Lia, is home from home.

Portugal is a beautiful country, relatively unspoiled by tourism. I went to night school last year to learn the language! When I am not wearing my bikini at the villa, I am a bit of an anorak. Holidays are very much family time for us, which we really treasure and I suppose I hope the girls will keep coming on holiday to our lovely home for as long as possible, perhaps even with grandchildren one day!

Debbie purchased this villa in 2008

Why Debbie chose Tavira region

Tavira is in a really unspoiled part of the Algarve. It's a very pretty Roman town with cobbled streets and lovely restaurants. My husband and I love totally peaceful holidays which is why we bought Casa Lia. However, we have daughters of 19 and 22 who love all the things that young people do. It's important that there's enough to keep them occupied. This year they brought boyfriends with them and spent days splashing in the pool, listening to CDs and when it got too hot they chilled with DVDs in the air-conditioning. The enjoyed the new shopping centre, went to Faro, Manta Rota, Cabanas, Cacela Velha,and ate delicious meals in Tavira, enjoyed the entertainment in the square, went to an open air concert with fireworks in Manta Rota and had beach days there and at Praia Verde.

What makes this villa unique

We came to Tavira in November 2007 and viewed 40 properties in 5 days. With Casa Lia, it was pretty much love at first sight. We couldn't get over the feeling of sheer space, light and sunshine. The marble tiles in the bathrooms are nicer than the ones we have at home!

You stand outside the house and it is almost shockingly peaceful. If two birds twitter at the same time, that seems noisy! Perhaps you'll hear the buzz of a Vespa scooter a mile away, but that's about it. The views are panoramic with the Atlantic in the distance and around you beautiful rolling countryside. We have almost three acres, so total privacy is what you get. Sitting there early in the morning before the children get up with my fresh coffee and novel I feel the stress just flow away! Why do we live in London?..

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We're just back from 10 days in this incredible villa, the whole place is done up to an excellent standard, and is very well-equipped, from the range of kitchen utensils, to lilos and toys for the pool, and a good selection of books and games. The villa is very clean and well looked after, and spacious and airy in the heat - we rarely needed the aircon, though it was great to have the option!

The owner was incredibly helpful, answering my many questions before we left, and once we got there, the villa manager meets you to take you to the villa, shows you around, and then is at the end of the phone if you have any queries about the villa itself or the surrounding area - a very reassuring and welcome touch.

The villa itself is about 10 minutes drive from the town, and it's lovely to get some peace and quiet! Tavira is a lovely town, easy to walk around and with nice restaurants and ice-cream cafes, as well as a castle, old bridges, and a ferry out to the best beach in Europe.
Sep 2008
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Guestbook comments from the owner

"We're just back from 10 days in this incredible villa, the whole place is done up to an excellent standard, and is very well-equipped, from the range of kitchen utensils, to lilos and toys for the pool, and a good selection of books and games. The villa is very clean and well looked after, and spacious and airy in the heat - we rarely needed the aircon, though it was great to have the option!

The owner was incredibly helpful, answering my many questions before we left, and once we got there, the villa manager meets you to take you to the villa, shows you around, and then is at the end of the phone if you have any queries about the villa itself or the surrounding area - a very reassuring and welcome touch.

The villa itself is about 10 minutes drive from the town, and it's lovely to get some peace and quiet! Tavira is a lovely town, easy to walk around and with nice restaurants and ice-cream cafes, as well as a castle, old bridges, and a ferry out to the best beach in Europe.
Sep 2008
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12 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

5

Superb

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I and 2 other couples who are close friends stayed at Casa Lia for 2 weeks and did not want to leave! from the start, Debbie the owner was really good to deal with and answered all our questions with enthusiasm and professionalism, making the whole booking process easy and straight forward. Casa Lia is just a hidden gem. I totally forgot to write in the visitor book, falling asleep by the pool on the last day seemed to take over especially as Debbie let us stay later as we had a late flight home. I can not recommend this villa enough. The overall accommodation is spacious, well laid out, kind to the eye and unusually homely for a holiday home. Everything you can wish for from the dishwasher to full English TV (not that I watched it much) and a music system with outside speakers. The choice of music available was surprisingly good from 60's to opera if you like that kind of thing. Phone and mobile data is excellent in this area so Wi-Fi is not needed, better than at home in the UK! The outside space is excellent with a lovely clean pool and amazing views all round. Most days you can see all the way to the sea. You do need a car as the nearest shop is about 15 minutes drive away and local beaches (Casela Velha our favourite) about 20 mins away. Tavira is about 15 mins away which is a lovely Portuguese town/city not too spoilt by tourism and spoilt for choice with restaurants and bars. There is a very good Lidl and indoor shopping centre called The Grand Plasa about 20 mins away. The best part by far is the quiet and privacy this villa gives with the nearest house about 1/4 mile away. Perfect for that all over tan while enjoying the view............. A stylish outdoor BBQ which was used most nights, cooking under the stars to the sound of the crickets.

Mitchel (the guy who looks after the villa) was a gem. We only saw him once more after arrival which was the day before we left but I did send a couple of texts to ask about local info and he always came straight back. We were out when Valentina came to clean half way through but she did a really good job and even hung our washing out which was still in the machine. We very much look forward to staying at Casa Lia again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A great place for a relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

We found Casa Lia the perfect place for a get away from it all holiday. We loved driving up from the N125, over the bridges, through the villages and forest, led expertly for the first time by Mitchell though we found your written instructions were so clear that we think we would have made it on our own! We found the villa absolutely amazing, spacious, clean, well equipped and the views absolutely spectacular. We made good use of the pool and spent many hours on the terrace, sunbathing in the daytime and watching the stars in the evening. All 3 of us managed to see a shooting star during our week, that must be a lucky sign! We did venture away from the villa to visit nearby beaches and restaurants but were always happy to return. We thought the automatic driveway lights when we returned in the dark were magical! We found Mitchell charming and although we didn't need to call him during the week, it was reassuring to know he was on the end of the phone. All in all a memorable holiday, just wish we were there longer!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful private villa with pool

  • 5 of 5

This spacious villa lies in the hills a few miles from Tavira. The views and setting are lovely, nestled as it is in hills scented with eucalyptus, rosemary and lavender. It's spacious and well appointed, clean and comfortable with full air-con (not just fans). Offering peace and complete privacy yet a handy 15-minute drive from the amenities (gorgeous blue flag beaches, a wealth of restaurants, festivals and nightlife in the Roman town of Tavira) it provides the best of both worlds.

Convenient to the motorway should you wish to explore the mid or Eastern Algarve, it's also about a half-hour drive to the Spanish border for a day out.

Our teenage boys loved it and spent a lot of time in the pool. They're also into wildlife and spotted gorgeous butterflies and birds we don't see at home. There's no Wifi in the house at present but we discovered that the lure of Lidl in Tavira was not just their tasty bread and pastries but the free Wifi and that served our needs using our mobile phones!

.We had a great holiday aided by Mitchel the concierge who was on the end of a phone when we needed him ready to help with advice and support.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Spacious, clean, homely quiet retreat.

  • 5 of 5

Extremely comfortable villa wanting for nothing. All 3 bedrooms very spacious. Kitchen fully kitted. Large patio area with a marvellous swimming pool surrounded by greenery. By far the biggest asset is the absolute peace and quiet - the breeze can be heard at night and the birds singing in the morning - no other sounds whatsoever, not even a car or a voice! Nearest neighbours almost 1km away. A drive to Tavira is easy and takes about 20mins along quiet country lanes. Food shopping is therefore not a problem. My wife and I enjoyed our stay enormously and hope to return. Fully recommended for a peaceful family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for such a lovely review! 😀
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5

Beautiful villa in an amazing setting

  • 5 of 5

The owner, Debbie, made the whole booking process so easy.

Herman and Mitchell, who look after the property, are friendly and helpful.

The villa itself is very large and bright and in a beautiful setting.

Tavira is only 15 minutes away and there are lovely restaurants only 5-7 minutes away.

Highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A great villa in a great location, we loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Lia was just as the listing promised, a spacious villa with fantastic views. The house is light and airy. The rooms are large. The accommodation is all on one level which works really well for that indoor/outdoor living. Doors from the master bedroom and the kitchen lead straight out to the pool and garden. There's a lovely big table out there where we had all our meals taking in the view of hills and sea. Bliss.

The house is great for comfortable family living. Plenty of beds for the children to choose from. Nice bedding and towels. Everything very clean. Everything in the kitchen we needed. There are home comforts too - the children had a sofa each (there are three), to watch English TV in the heat of the day.

Casa Lia is very peaceful, good for privacy and relaxation. The owner gave us excellent directions and once we knew the way it was actually easy to get to Tavira. Both the owner and Mitchel, who looks after the house and pool, were very helpful and answered any questions we had.

We would recommend this villa, it's a lovely place. Tavira itself is beautiful. There are some great beaches, Barril is our favourite, some really good places to eat, Casa Fernanda near the villa was great and very Portuguese.

We had a lovely holiday. I wish I was there now, sitting by the pool, warm breeze, glass of Vinho Verde in hand....

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

Tavira is in a really unspoiled part of the Algarve. It's a very pretty Roman town with cobbled streets and lovely restaurants. My husband and I love totally peaceful holidays which is why we bought Casa Lia. However, we have daughters of 19 and 22 who love all the things that young people do. It's important that there's enough to keep them occupied. This year they brought boyfriends with them and spent days splashing in the pool, listening to CDs and when it got too hot they chilled with DVDs in the air-conditioning. The enjoyed the new shopping centre, went to Faro, Manta Rota, Cabanas, Cacela Velha,and ate delicious meals in Tavira, enjoyed the entertainment in the square, went to an open air concert with fireworks in Manta Rota and had beach days there and at Praia Verde.

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

The beaches are beautiful. You will be spoilt for choice. 15 minutes drive to Manta Rota, or take the ferry to the Island of Tavira. Try Cabanas or Barill Beach and enjoy the sea front bars of the village of Santa Luzia.

Travel:

45 minutes drive from Faro airport. We will provide detailed directions and our house manager is happy to meet you en route and escort you directly to Casa Lia.

Further Details:

Tavira has good supermarkets, including, Continente, Pingo Doce, Mini Preco and Lidl. There is a brand new shopping centre called Tavira Gran-Plaza, with a hypermarket, shops, cafes and cinema. Or travel 20 minutes east to Vila Real de Santo Antonio and pick up some great linen. The Spanish border is close by.

Tavira is pretty and unspoiled with cobbled streets and lots of restaurants. It is lively in the summer months with entertainment in the main square in the evenings. Kids will love a day out at the very lively Aqua Show water park in Quarteira, or how about swimming with the dolphins at Zoo Marine near Guia?

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring
1 Apr 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
£500
for 4 nights
From
£125
£800
 
 
Early Summer
4 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
£686
for 4 nights
£1,200
 
 
High Season
22 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£886
for 4 nights
£1,550
 
 
Late summer
3 Sep 2017 - 1 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
£457
for 4 nights
£800
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£457
for 4 nights
£800
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:
Gas is included. Electricity is payable according to usage. The meter is read upon arrival and departure and the electricity costs are deducted from the breakages deposit.
25% deposit on booking with balance payable six weeks before arrival. £300 breakages deposit to be paid before travel by bank transfer or paypal, Refunded on departure if there are no problems. This will be discussed at time of booking/

Changeover Day:
Flexible.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds for up to two adults. Additional adults pay a supplement of £20 per person per week.Children under 16 pay no supplement.
Gas for water heating and cooking is included.
Electricity is not included in the price. The meter will be read on your arrival and departure by Herman or Mitchel and paid accordingly, usually as a deduction from the deposit.

25% non-refundable deposit to secure booking.
Balance is due 6 weeks before travel and is not refundable
Payments are by bank transfer

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Facilities

From the Owner

We came to Tavira in November 2007 and viewed 40 properties in 5 days. With Casa Lia, it was pretty much love at first sight. We couldn't get over the feeling of sheer space, light and sunshine. The marble tiles in the bathrooms are nicer than the ones we have at home! You stand outside the house and it is almost shockingly peaceful. If two birds twitter at the same time, that seems noisy! Perhaps you'll hear the buzz of a Vespa scooter a mile away, but that's about it. The views are panoramic with the Atlantic in the distance and around you beautiful rolling countryside. We have almost three acres, so total privacy is what you get. Sitting there early in the morning before the children get up with my fresh coffee and novel I feel the stress just flow away! Why do we live in London?..

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • children welcome

Location Type

  • beach
  • rural

Attractions

  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 209 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • En-suite bathroom has large corner bath plus separate shower cubicle, two hand basins. Finished to a very high standard. Family shower room is large with shower unit, 2 wash hand basins. All finished to a modern high specification with beautiful tiles.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with super king size bed, plus single bed. French doors open onto the pool area. Luxurious en-suite. Bedroom 2 with double bed, plus single. Views over country side. Bedroom 3 with double bed plus single. All bedrooms with air conditioning.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Very much a family villa with lots of space, British TV, DVD player and games. Small children will need supervision at all times in the pool as it is 1.6 m deep, with only a small shallow end. Outside: The pool is 1.6 metres deep, 7.6 metres (23 ft) in length, and 5 metres (15.3ft) across the round part. Our house manager visits twice weekly to maintain it. The patio area is sunny but the large table, seating at least 8, is shaded. There is a speaker outside so you can listen to your favourite CDs or radio. The barbecue is next to the pool area. We provide 6 sun loungers and a large parasol. The setting is tranquil with no close neighbours, no traffic noise and 360 degree views over the surrounding countryside and out to sea. Perfect peace! Utility Room: Washing machine, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Maid service Saturdays and Tuesdays. House manager on call. All linen and towels provided but please bring towels for the beach. Other: Separate dining room with access to patio and pool. Table seats 6. Games cupboard with cards, Trivial Pursuits, and other games. Supply of holiday reading

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