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Countryside Villa with Pool, in a very rural peaceful setting.

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,776 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa near Santa Catarina,Tavira, Eastern Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful Location, 15 Minutes Car Drive to the Beach

A stunning villa, completed summer 2009, with a definite wow factor, sleeps 6/8 people comfortably. A half hour drive from Faro airport. The villa is set in 2 acres of peaceful rolling countryside with lovely views. Fantastically equipped with all you need for a relaxing holiday. The south facing 9x5 swimming pool is edged by a large terraces and BBQ-with a covered pergola(added summer 2012)-for sunbathing, relaxing and outside dining. Wake to the sound of birdsong and partridges scuttling across the terrace, breakfast outside surrounded by olive, carob and fruit trees with nothing obstructing your view. Tavira and its charms are a short 12 minute drive away, as are the beaches and golf courses, across from the villa is a small country hotel with a great restaurant and a tennis court. We look forward to welcoming you.

Mariola Stone
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
28 March, 2017

About Mariola Stone

I live in England with my wife and our two dogs- a Westie called Nessy and crossbreed hooligan called Spot! We have 2 grown up sons who we still haven't managed to rid of- they like the home comforts too much. We fell in love with the Eastern Algarve on our first visit 8 years ago, so much so that we decided to property hunt straight away and found this bit of heaven there and then. Luckily the Portuguese way of life suits us and we have made great friends and have fantastic neighbours there, as soon as we land at Faro we feel the tension slip away and we relax!

Mariola Stone purchased this villa in 2007

Why Mariola Stone chose Tavira region

The Property is a new build completed in the spring of 2009.

Is is about 5 minutes car ride outside Tavira situated in quiet rural area, but only 10 - 15 mins from beaches, some of which run all the way to the Spanish border.

While the area is up and coming it has not been over developed and still has that lovely laid back feel that the Western Algarve used to have. Tavira is a working town and not just for holiday makers so there is life in the winter months as well.

After landing at Faro airport it is only a 30 minute drive to the house along a usually deserted motorway, a joy after the congestion of the UK.

While it is in a rural area we do have neighbours, so there is never the feel of being cut off from civilisation.

What makes this villa unique

The rural area is quiet, but you are still close enough to Tavira for shopping and cafe life when needed as well as good restaurants for all tastes and pockets.

The house has a swimming pool so you don't have to venture to the beach if you don't want to.

There is plenty of bird life, boxing hares and an occasional wild boar (if you are very lucky- they don't normally come close) for nature lovers.

For astronomers the lack of light pollution allows you to wonder at the stars and be amazed at just how many there are.

There are all the usual pastimes you would expect of the Algarve, golf, tennis, walking, fantastic sandy beaches that stretch for miles, local restaurants several just minutes away.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo in Algarve

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1776 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • En-suite to bedroom 1 with large shower, WC, bidet and wash basin Main bathroom with bath, shower, WC and wash basin.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed and en-suite , large private sunny balcony. Bedroom 2 with twin beds (can be pushed together). Bedroom 3 with twin beds (can be pushed together). Bedroom 4 / study with double sofa bed (very comfortable).
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Notes on accommodation: The house is our home away from home and we have tried to make it as comfortable as possible. The windows have fly screens, all the bedroom have air conditioning and quiet room fans, and the shutters allow for sleeping with the windows wide open. The pool is not fenced and has unobstructed views of the surrounding countryside and it will therefore require constant supervision of children. Outside: Large terrace with a covered pergola, BBQ, outside furniture- table, chairs, loungers, brollies. The outside is spectacularly lit at night, but you may want to leave the lights off to see the breathtaking, starry night sky. Utility Room: Airer, iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All cotton linen, towels and beach towels, provided. Towels and linen are changed weekly and the house is cleaned prior to arrival. Midweek cleaning can be provided if requested. Other: The master bedroom has a large, sunny and very private balcony/terrace- perfect for private sunbathing! Bedroom 2 has double doors which open onto the pool terrace.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)


Lovey villa with double height living space.

  • 5 of 5

Great villa for a family holiday. Beautiful setting in the hills with great star lit nights to look at and sunsets over the horizon. Very well equipt and all well kept and looked after. The house looks much bigger inside than the photos show. The owners were very helpful and we had good contact with them at every step. The restaurant across the valley is well worth a visit too! Would love to return! Thanks for having us!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for choosing us! Lovely review and come back anytime!
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Relaxing, spacious, clean and equipped

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to this villa and again we had a wonderful holiday.

The villa is set in a beautiful spot, with rural views yet not too far from the town of tavira and the coast.

It is very well equipped and offers great space for a family to relax and feel at home.

The pool is a real asset and we (family of four with two young children) made use of it everyday.

The owner provides good communication ahead of travelling and the information provided on arrival is very helpful.

We recommend this villa highly.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review, we always love it when previous guests return.
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Great villa in lovely location

  • 5 of 5

We had a really great holiday here. The villa was exactly as described, and was clean and well maintained.The kitchen was well equipped. Swimming pool was fantastic. Outdoor barbecue was good, and the shaded awning was handy during the sunnier hours of the day.

The villa has great views and sits in the hills.

The owner and caretaker were both friendly and provided good customer service.

We have small children so didn't travel round much during our stay, but we did go to a couple of really nice beaches which were an easy drive away. Tavira is really close by and we enjoyed visiting the local market there. Supermarkets and other amenities were close by also.

I would happily recommend a stay here.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fantastic! We love it when our guests have a great holiday, thank you for your lovely review and we hope to welcome you again in the furure.
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A perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our 2 week holiday in Mariola's villa could not have been better. From the start, communication with the owner was excellent and all questions that we had concerning the villa were answered promptly. The villa itself exceeded expectation. The living area was spacious, the kitchen fully equipped and more. Wine, beer, fruit, cheese, bread etc were in the fridge when we arrived. Everything was clean and attractive and the bedrooms in the wonderful Portuguese sunshine were quickly cooled by the efficient air con. It was wonderful to return to the pool and terrace after a morning spent at one of the beautiful local beaches or in Tavira or Loule. Our little grand daughter's confidence in the pool developed during our holiday and she loved all the inflateables. The hotel opposite, a 10 minute stroll away was a great place to dine in the evening if we didn't fancy driving. The villa has a great collection of dvds but because the weather was so great we didn't watch tv at all...except the football! We (3 generations) had a superb holiday in this villa and we cannot recommend it highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow what a great review! Thank you for your kind words, hopefully we will be able to welcome you again in the future 😊😊😊
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Excellent Villa - Excellent location

  • 5 of 5

Our 2nd visit to Mariola's villa. Feels very much likehome form home. Very well equipped - a great place to relax and enjoy all of what the Tavira region has to offer

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A very big thank you to the Hinds family for your return visit, hopefully we will see again in the future :-)
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Fab villa in peaceful surroundings!

  • 5 of 5

Good communication before our holiday. Extremely well equipped and clean. Lovely pool area and bbq with shaded area. Extra nice touch was the welcome provision pack, especially having arrived in the middle of the night. Thanks to Robin for greeting us at such a late hour and helping us with directions.

The ideal place to unwind and chill out! The villa is far better than the photos on the website. A real home from home! Thanks for a great holiday.

Would definitely recommend to others.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
11 Nov 2016 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
3 Jun 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
16 Sep 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Changeover Day:
There is no set changeover day, we are flexible to your requirements.

Notes on prices:
All prices are per week, more or less than a week will be charged pro rata.
If booking a weekend/short break only a supplementary charge of £50 will be levied for cleaning and laundry.

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