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Traditional, Spacious Villa in Tavira with Private Pool and Sea Views

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,454 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Tavira, Eastern Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful Location, 15 Minutes Walk to the Heart of Tavira in Quinta Da Barra

Casa Mott is a spacious 3 bedroom detached Portuguese villa in a quiet, exclusive residential area of unique properties within easy walking distance of the centre of the beautiful city of Tavira. The villa has a professionally maintained 8 x 3 metre private swimming pool with Roman steps, gardens and terrace areas with plenty of sunbathing and relaxing space along with a BBQ.

Inside the villa sleeps 6 and consists of a large lounge with a traditional wood burner, leather sofas, LCD TV, cable TV box receiving 200 channels and a DVD player. The dining area comfortably seats 6 round the table with views over the private swimming pool. The well equipped kitchen includes an oven, hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave etc. The villa has a large double bedroom and 2 spacious twin bedrooms all of which have ample wardrobe space, aren't overlooked, have double glazed windows with insect nets and are air conditioned. There are 2 modern fully tiled bathrooms one with a shower and the other with a bath which also has an overhead shower. There is a laundry room with a washing machine in the villa.

Outside, the villa has a large slate table with six chairs in an undercover area which captures the morning sun and overlooks the garden. The large first floor balcony has all day sunshine, a sea view and has Rattan furniture to seat 6 along with a table for drinks.

The gardens include orange, lemon, grapefruit and lime trees. They are walled/fenced and the drive has a locking gate.

Free, unlimited wifi is available at the villa as are a cot and a high chair.

More Details
Registration Number : AL69083

Property Manager
Steve Gray
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Steve Gray

We first visited Tavira in 2006 with 2 of our children and immediately fell in love with the unspoilt city on the banks of the river, the stunning beaches and blue seas, the nature reserve in the Ria Formosa with an abundance of wildlife and of course the sunshine!! After a couple more family visits we decided to buy our first house there which is a 5 minute walk from Casa Mott. For 4 years we spent 7 or 8 weeks a year in charming Tavira. We then bought Casa Mott early in 2013 as both a family home and as a very successful holiday rental business as it had been fully booked for the summer for 10 years. In April 2014 we moved to Tavira on a permanent basis so we are always on hand to look after our guests in the villa. In 2018 we sold the villa and have been retained to manage it for our guests. We hope that you love Casa Mott as much as we do!!

Steve Gray purchased this villa in 2013

Why Steve Gray chose Tavira

Casa Mott is a spacious private villa in a quiet residential area consisting of unique villas. The well maintained private pool is surrounded by plenty of sunbathing space. The large upstairs balcony boasts a sea view and the Rattan furniture allows 6 people to enjoy the sun all day. It is only a few minutes to walk into the centre of Tavira with a few cafes and shops enroute.

Holidays in Tavira are addictive. People fall in love with it!! The small city has long held attractions which work their magic to ensure that many visitors return again and again. Tavira is unspoilt. The city is on the banks of the river, offers plenty of cafes/restaurants, stunning beaches and blue seas, the nature reserve in the Ria Formosa with an abundance of wildlife and of course the sunshine!!

Tavira is an ancient town dating back pre Roman times. It stands at an important strategic position at the mouth of the beautiful River Gilao, and is divided into two parts by the river, spanned by a beautiful arched Roman bridge.

It's a town of twisting streets, picturesque houses, gabled roofs, quaint churches, an exquisite main square, a riverside lined with good restaurants, vibrant early morning markets and the ruins of a Moorish castle. There are no high rise apartment blocks in Tavira!!

Regular boats sail through the Ria Formosa nature reserve to the stunning island beach on Ilha de Tavira. There are numerous other beautiful beaches within easy reach.

What makes this villa unique

Casa Mott is a very spacious, detached traditional Portuguese family villa in the quiet and exclusive urbanisation of Quinta da Barra in Tavira which is 30 minutes from Faro airport and 25 minutes from the Spanish border. It is only a 15/20 minute mainly flat walk into the centre of Tavira. A taxi home after a meal in one of the fantastic and reasonably priced restaurants is just over 4 euros.

Quinta da Barra was the first urbanisation in Tavira and consists only of unique and very traditional Portuguese villas.

Built around 28 years ago, Casa Mott is set back from the road and very private as it is not overlooked and is set in fenced/walled mature gardens containing orange, lemon, lime and grapefruit trees. The villa is very spacious and provides sea views from the large south facing first floor terrace. Outside there is a large pool with Roman steps surrounded by plenty of sunbathing space along with a brick built barbeque.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Reviewed by: Steven, Claire & family - UK

Date August 2014


We stayed in Casa Mott for two weeks in August and did not want to leave, The villa was clean spacious and as described in the listing. Steve and Alison were brilliant and helped us out with a number of queries that we had about the surrounding area and also when we lost our boarding passes they printed us out some new ones and dropped them round to us saving us the Ryanair cost to replace them. The Villa is in a very quiet peaceful location, It is about a 20 minute walk to the town but the Taxis are plentiful and cost next to nothing, If there are more than 4 of you you can always use George the taxi driver who is always at the end of the phone. Tavira is right up our street we have kids aged 8,12 and 19 and they all enjoyed the area, We hired a car for one week and visited something everyday. There are some beautiful beaches very close but it is hard to beat Taveira beach for location and it is beautiful. There are loads of good restaurants and if like myself you like Football there is a great sports bar at the end of the second bridge. Will 100% be going again and definitely using Casa Mott again in the very near future. Fantastic Villa - Fantastic Place - Fantastic people. Thanks

Reviewed by: Steven, Eilidh, Seonaid, Floraidh, David & Elliot - UK

Date September 2014

"Best choice we could have made!"

We had a great time at Casa Mott. Steve and Allison met us on arrival, and were so kind and caring, ensuring we made the best of our holiday. We would love to return in the not too distant future and Casa Mott would be our choice of accommodation again. We could find no fault with it - clean, comfortable and luxurious with all the special touches - especially the pool. We loved floating around to keep cool when not enjoying the warm sunshine or on walks to the nearby town. We would recommend this property to anyone who is looking for a special place to stay in Tavira, as this must be one of the best. Many thanks to Steve and Allison for a great service.

Reviewed by: Pat, Sarah Keela Doyle - Ireland

Date July 2014

"Fantastic Villa"

We have just returned from staying in Casa Mott for 7 nights, the Villa was beautiful and clean and exceeded our expectations it is situated in a lovely residential quite area and close to all amenities a short 15 minute walk away. We were met by Steve & Allison and who gave us a very warm reception and as we were arriving late at 10 pm they gave us a welcome package of wine bread cheese and ham which was very much appreciated as the local supermarkets were closed by then. The pool was fabulous with plenty of outside seating and inside was spacious and comfortable with everything that we needed and more. We would have no hesitating in recommending Casa Mott for a holiday as Steve & Alison were great to deal with and more than helpful, we would certainly look forward to visiting again.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Tavira in Municipality of Tavira

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2454 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • river
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The large ground floor fully tiled bathroom has a bath with shower over, sink, toilet and bidet. The first floor bathroom has a shower, sink and toilet and is also fully tiled.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Upstairs is a spacious bedroom with a dressing table and large wardrobe along with a bathroom and a door leading to a large south facing terrace with a Rattan suite. Downstairs are two further bedrooms with large beds & wardrobes. All three bedrooms are double glazed and have insect nets. They all have hairdryers. We also have a cot available if required.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Sorry but no smoking inside the villa and no pets are allowed. Outside: Garden with orange, lemon, lime and grapefruit trees. Brick built barbecue. Secluded private swimming pool 8 x 3 metres with Roman steps. Table seating 6. Also 6 sun loungers with cushions and a large umbrella are around the pool. A Rattan furniture suite including a table is also provided on the first floor terrace to sit having a drink in the early evening sun!! Utility Room: Washing machine, iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Welcome pack on arrival. Bathroom towels and bed linen are provided but not beach towels. The villa will be cleaned prior to a stay and linen will be changed in the middle of a 2 week stay as well as the bathrooms being cleaned.


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Traditional, Spacious Villa in Tavira with Private Pool and Sea Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews

A great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This villa is a lovely place for families or small groups.

The house is beautiful and well-equipped. It is in a quiet neighbourhood with a 15 minute walk of the charming town of Tavira. Steve and Allison were welcoming and helpful.

I highly recommend this rental!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for a great review Kenn!! We are delighted that you all enjoyed your stay so much. We hope to welcome you back next time you come to Portugal. Steve & Allison
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Annan, Scotland

Tavira fantastic town - we think it is one of the best towns in the Algarve

  • 5 of 5

Holiday was very good and the villa was great - ideal for the four of us.

Normally we go away every year - two couples - and stay in a hotel. This is the first time we have had a villa and that was so much better - very spacious - bedrooms a good size along with the sitting room - and was great to have a sitting area outside upstairs. Ideal for the four of us as house was very spacious - so no one on top of each other - good choice.

Tavira is a fantastic town with its cobbled streets and great restaurants- the town has so much character and the Formosa is beautiful along the coast.

When we come to Portugal we always have three locations - sometimes Lisbon then a week in the west side of the Algarve then always a week in Tavira area - so will be back in a few years.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a great review John. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at our villa!! It is difficult to put across on photos how spacious it is. Tavira is certainly a special place whether it's to stay or live here!! We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Steve & Allison
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Huge space to enjoy a lovely holiday

  • 5 of 5

Casa Mott is a great villa within walking distance of the lovely town of Tavira. It has everything you need for a holiday whether its a relaxing break or a busy sightseeing break you're after. The centre of town is a 20 minute walk away with lovely streets and squares, a castle, numerous churches and a really lovely feel. Also within easy walking is the train station which travels both east and west of Tavira giving numerous options for days away without the need of a car.

Steve and Alison made the booking and arrival process very easy. They met us on arrival and showed us around, giving us advice about routes to town and places to visit. The villa was immaculate and it's the first time we have ever had a mid stay clean in a private rental.

The villa itself is in a residential area with beautiful gardens and has everything you need. The kitchen was particularly well stocked.

The pool area is great and big enough for fun family games or just lazing in to escape the heat.

It's easy to see why Casa Mott is booked so far ahead, it's a great place.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for such a stunning review!! We are delighted that you had such a wonderful holiday and enjoyed both our villa and Tavira. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Steve & Allison
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Great pool & roof terrace, very comfortable villa

  • 5 of 5

The villa was in a great location, short walk to amenities and only a cheap taxi ride back from the town after a meal or shopping trip. We were a family of 5 adults and found that the villa had plenty of space to accommodate all comfortably. The pool was greatly appreciated as the weather was hot and the roof terrace was lovely in the evening. Steve and Allison were very welcoming so we would highly recommend this villa.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. It was great to hear how many lovely places there are to visit around Tavira if you don't sit by the pool!!! We are delighted that you all had a great holiday!!!! Steve & Allison
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  • 5 of 5

The villa was beautiful, everything you could possibly want. Pool beautiful. Garden beautiful. Tavira fantastic.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for such a great review of our villa and Tavira!!! We are delighted that you all enjoyed your stay so much and we hope to welcome you back in the future!! Steve & Allison
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Fantastic holiday at Casa Mott

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful spacious villa, spotlessly clean and well equipped. Only a short 15 - 20 min stroll into the centre of Tavira , with all its shops and restaurants

Tavira is a charming town and Casa Mott is the ideal villa

The owners Steve and Allison were there to meet and greet us on our arrival, and show us around. We were very grateful for the welcome pack they provided

We were a party of six, four adults and two children aged 20 months and four years

We had a fantastic holiday and Steve and Alison were so friendly and helpful - right from the initial booking process through to our departure from Casa Mott

Would have no hesitation in recommending this villa

Many thanks to Steve and Alison for renting us their lovely villa

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  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for such a lovely review Liz!! We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed your time at our villa and in Tavira so much. We hope to welcome you all back to Casa Mott again in the future. Steve & Allison
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Cafe Tradicao
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Porta Nova
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Ilha de Tavira
Car: not necessary


It's only a 5 minute drive to the nearest beach or a 5 minute drive to catch the boat at Quatro Aguas to the stunning Ilha de Tavira the beautiful island beach overlooking the Atlantic Ocean which stretches for miles along the Ria Formosa. It offers cafes/restaurants, and areas of sun loungers to hire. Within 400 yards you will find a largely deserted stretch of lovely clean white sand with the waves rolling in from the sea. During the summer months boats also run from the centre of Tavira to the island.


Faro airport is only 30 minutes away. The Spanish border is around 20 minutes drive. Seville airport is about a 90 minute drive.

There is an excellent train service from the local station which is a 10 minute walk away and runs the length of The Algarve. It is also possible to pick up a connection from Faro to take the mainline train to Lisbon and Porto.

Taxis are easy to book and not expensive. We have a local firm that look after Casa Mott guests. They charge 4 - 5 euros to/from the centre of Tavira. They also offer discounted airport transfers in private taxis for our guests.

A car is by no means essential as shops/cafes/restaurants are all within a few minutes walk but may make life easier if you want to go further afield.


Tavira centre is less than a mile, the nearest beach is about 1.5 miles, Tavira Plaza shopping centre is also under a mile.

It is around 30 minutes to Faro from Tavira.

Water parks are about 30 minutes away and golf less than ten minutes. There are at least 5 golf courses within a 20 minute drive.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Tavira, Algarve

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Rate 25
26 May 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Rate 26
23 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Rate 27
21 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Rate 28
8 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Rate 29
29 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Rate 30
3 Nov 2018 - 29 Mar 2019
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Rate 31
30 Mar 2019 - 19 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 32
20 Apr 2019 - 24 May 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 33
25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 34
1 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 35
29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 36
31 Aug 2019 - 27 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 37
28 Sep 2019 - 5 Oct 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
Payment is by bank transfer either directly to us or, if you want to pay the Owners Direct booking fee which adds 5-8% to the cost, then click the online payment option on the site as this automatically adds it to our rate and transfers the payment to our same bank account!!!

Please contact us by email or by telephone on mobile number 0044 7834 175536 if you require any further information.

25% non refundable deposit required on making the reservation. The balance is due for payment a minimum of 8 weeks prior to arrival. If the reservation is made less than 8 weeks prior to arrival then full payment is required when making the booking. We also require a £250 breakages deposit when the balance/full payment is made. Prices include a welcome pack, gas & 150 kws electricity/week. We also accept payment in Euros.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is on a Saturday during peak season with arrival after 4pm and departure by 10am. If you would like to enquire about other days please ask and we will do our best to be flexible. We will be there to meet you on your arrival.

Notes on prices:
We also accept longer term rentals during the November - March period with prices from £995.00/month. Please email us if you are interested in spending your winter in the sun!!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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