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Spacious Family Villa With Private Pool And Panoramic Views

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,249 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking

Overview

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.


Owner
Debbie
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, German, Portuguese
Calendar last updated:
18 November, 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 Conceição

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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Location

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?

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Conceição in Tavira

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2249 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • rural
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
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 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
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
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
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

Reviews

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Spacious Family Villa With Private Pool And Panoramic Views
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5

Unsere Auszeit vom Stress und Alltag im Casa Lia

  • 5 of 5

Casa Lia ist ideal um eine Auszeit vom Stress und Alltag zu nehmen. Casa Lia ist ideal dafür in den Hügeln nahe dem Wald von Conceicao gelegen. Das Ferienhaus ließ keine Wünsche offen. Es ist sehr sauber und in einem gepflegten Zustand. Auf der Terasse haben wir bei einer Tasse Kaffee traumhafte Sonneaufgänge genossen. Am Nachmittag am Pool relaxt und am Abend bei einem Glas Wein den Tag ausklingen lassen. Zur Stadt Tavira mit dem sehenswerten Stadtkern und unzähligen Einkaufsmöglichkeiten, sind es nur 15 Minuten. Auch zu den Stränden nach Ilha de Tavira, Mata Rota oder Cabanas ist es nicht viel mehr. Die Strände sind allesamt sehr weitläufig und laden zu langen Spaziergängen und zum baden im Meer ein. Ausgedehnte Tagesausflüge von Casa Lia führten uns zu historischen Gebäuden nahe der spanischen Grenze, über Sand City, Carvoeiro, Albufeira bis Cabo Verde. An den Stränden vor der einzigartigen Steilküste findet man immer einen Platz um den fantastischen Ausblick zu geniesen. Der Kontakt zu Debbie war und ist immer noch super nett. Debbie stand uns in allen Fragen zu jeder Zeit mit Rat und Tat zur Verfügung. Auch Mitchel vor Ort, hat uns immer seine Unterstützung angeboten. Vom ersten Kontakt, bis zur Schlüßelübergabe war alles komplikationslos. Wir sind uns schon jetzt sicher, in 2019 nach Casa Lia zurückzukehren. Steffi und Volker

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing holiday

  • 5 of 5

We were let down by the villa we had originally wanted to book in Spain and so had a last minute scramble to find somewhere to stay within our budget. Debbie was so helpful when I spoken to her and assured me that the Villa sounded like just what we needed.

The pictures looked amazing and so we were quite excited. The whole process was very easy, We arrived in Faro and picked up our hire car, we called Mitchell and he was happy with us going shopping first and then meeting him. We found Aldi in Tavira with no trouble and bought a few bits to see us through the first few days and then met Mitchell for the final drive up to the villa.

When we arrived, after the slightly hairy drive with narrow roads (I have never driven a LH drive car before) we arrived at the most amazing and beautiful location.

The Villa was clean, light, bright and airy. With no immediate neighbours it was also very peaceful.

There was plenty of space both inside and outside and amazing views from the roof terrace. You could even see the sea on the horizon. The rooms were all comfortable and clean, despite my visitor (I found a gecko on the wall but he kept hiding somewhere so I couldn't put him out) I slept very well. My friends found it a little too quiet, but they both live in a city so are not used the silence.

We travelled to Tavira on 2 days of our short stay and found it to be a beautiful place, the people were all very friendly and the food in bar/restaurant Matias was amazing. We also took a drive to Pedras D'el Rei which was very easy to find with stunning beaches. it seemed very popular though with the beach still being packed when we arrived at 5.30pm.

All in all we had an amzing break and are already thinking of returning next year and recommending it to our family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic peaceful and spacious well equipped villa

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a short stay at Casa Lia. We absolutely loved it. Travelling with two teenage boys we all had plenty of our own space as lots of room inside and outside. Everything was there that you needed even down to the picnic box & cold blocks for when we were out for the day to the water parks. There were plenty of towels, plastic pots and all conceivable kitchen items. The villa whilst peaceful is down an unmade track for the last 800 metres. We had a low slung sports car which was not ideal. Plenty of places to visit within a 30-45 drive. There are large supermarkets within a 15 minute drive. The house manager Mitchell was very helpful and the check in process was very easy including liaising with Debbie the owner who was extrembly helpful. We would love to come back again.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Away from it all!

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay at Casa Lia was just as good as we had remembered! The spacious villa is set in a stunning location, the only real noise from the cicadas in the trees! The facilities are excellent, everything you need for a relaxing holiday. Mitchell the house manager is charming,speaks good English and is always ready to help. We made good use of the pool which is attended to regularly and spent many happy evenings barbecuing and enjoying a glass or two of wine bought at very reasonable prices from Lidl in Tavira. The geckos caused a great deal of amusement with their nightly antics. The terrace is the perfect place for star gazing and if you are there at the right time you may see shooting stars as we did on both occasions we have visited. We also enjoyed excellent tapas at Pausa and D' gusta in Tavira, having booked these from the UK as we know how popular they are in peak season. Our favourite beach remains Terra Estreita, reached by ferry from Santa Luzia. All in all a great holiday and we look forward to returning another year.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Lovely family villa set in quiet location, ideal for 6 with lots of space to spread out & relax

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I have been holidaying in Tavira for over 12 years now and really love the area. This year we decided to holiday with our daughter, partner and grandchildren aged 5 & 2 and chose this villa for our stay.

Whilst there are steps to access the property from the driveway, the rest of the villa and pool area are all on 1 level which is ideal for little 1's to be able to move around without taking a tumble. The kitchen and lounge are spacious and open plan which again makes it easier for food preparation and chatting/relaxing to be the norm. You can dine inside or out to suit you but we dined outside as the table area is fully shaded in the morning and evening. Lunchtime, half the area is shaded but we just moved the chairs onto that side and managed to get all 6 of us in the cool.

There is lots of space around the pool for 6 loungers, tables and parasol and still have room to be able play some games too or there is a large sun terrace area on the roof where you can have a kick about or dry washing out of the way. The pool is lovely and the kids loved being able to splash about to cool off whenever they wanted as did the adults !! There are 3 or 4 steps to get in/out and then the pool slopes quickly away to it's max. depth - I'm 5ft 10 and could stand all the way around no problem. We also liked that the floor outside by the pool doesn't become too hot to walk on in bare feet in the afternoon unlike some of the terracotta tiles. Again, great for the little 1's and adults alike - no need for any mad dashes getting out of the pool or taking a breather from the loungers, risking stubbed toes etc !!

The property is well presented with lots of extra bed linen and towels in abundance. Each room has aircon and some have ceiling fans too. In this property, you have to pay extra for electricity used during your stay and the owner estimates a party of 6 will normally use about £7/£9 per day so just bear this in mind. Most properties we have stayed in previously include this in their pricing but here it's your choice to some degree how much you use.

The property is well located for access to supermarkets, meals out in Tavira and the motorway are all within a 15/20 mins drive.

The property manager Mitchell is very approachable and went out of his way to help us if we needed something, he is only about 20 mins away and Ron & Denise - a lovely couple who manage the pool cleaning are just up the road.

All in all we had a lovely family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Beautiful location and well equipped Villa

  • 4 of 5

We spent 2 weeks in July 17 and had a great time. The VIlla is very homely with everything needed for a peaceful holiday. It is remote, but that's what we wanted, although it's only a 15 minute drive to Tavira. Outside space is great with stunning views across the valleys. It is in quite a windy spot which is great during the day as it's a cool breeze on a very hot day, but the wind can howl at night. The owner Debbie was very accommodating throughout and managed any questions we had quickly. Air conditioning is extra, so you will need to keep an eye on the use of it. I think it was about an extra £60 a week for the electricity. Overall the location was great, close to many places and away from any crowds. If you want a quiet family holiday then this is the place.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Conceição, Algarve

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Early Summer
2 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
£700
for 4 nights
£1,225
 
 
High Season
21 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£914
for 4 nights
£1,599
 
 
Late summer
2 Sep 2018 - 6 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
£471
for 4 nights
£825
 
 
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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