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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


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 and chairs, 40 inch Samsung LCD TV, 2 satellite boxes receiving over 120 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, apricot, 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 2 cots and a high chair.

More Details

Steve Gray
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2017

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 as we live just 5 minutes walk away. We hope that you love Casa Mott as much as we do!!

Steve Gray purchased this villa in 2013

Why Steve Gray chose Tavira region

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 25 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, apricot 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 owner

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 Algarve

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2454 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
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
  • 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 spacious bedroom 1 with a double bed, dressing table and large wardrobe along with a bathroom and a door leading to a large south facing terrace with a Rattan suite. Downstairs bedrooms 2 & 3 are twins with large beds & wardrobes. All three bedrooms are double glazed and have insect nets. They all have hairdryers. We also have 2 cots available if required.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
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, apricot 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveller reviews)


Fabulous from enquirey to end of holiday

  • 5 of 5

We highly recommend this villa and the owners. The villa was everything we hoped it would be and more. Pool was refreshing, outside space & bbq was ideal, inside was perfect, spacious and spotlessly clean. Kitchen had everything you needed including iron, ironing board & washing machine. The rooftop terrace was perfect for that last drink before bed after a night out in Tavira.

There are some fabulous places to eat in Tavira. Also the Irish bar is one not to be missed - live music was brilliant.

We would have no hesitation in going back to Casa Mott or recommending it to family and friends. We already have.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for a fantastic review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday so much!! We hope to welcome you all back in the future to have a glass of wine in the Irish Bar!!! Steve & Allison
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"Idyllic Casa Mott"

  • 5 of 5

Well the previous reviews were not wrong. Casa Mott certainly was beautiful, spotlessly clean, well loved and cared for. We had a very friendly and informative welcome from its owners Steve and Allison. We have stayed in many private villas over the years and it was clear to see how well maintained Casa Mott was. It was also comforting to know that Steve and Allison were on hand if anything was required during our stay, which is so important when booking direct. The swimming pool deserves a special mention as it was a godsend during our "blazing hot" stay in Tavira. There was lots of outdoor space and seating available, we especially liked the upstairs terrace (great for star gazing at night with a glass of something cool). Kitchen was well equipped and the WIFI connection was excellent. We will miss our little gecko's and picking the fresh limes from the garden. Also just have to say the booking process from start to finish was very efficient with excellent communication throughout from Steve. All in all we would not hesitate to book Casa Mott again and wish Steve and Allison all the very best for the future. J, K and P

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you all for such a fabulous review!! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed staying at Casa Mott so much and made the most of the pool during a particularly hot week!! We hope to welcome you back in the future. Steve & Allison
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  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to Portugal staying at Casa Mott. Having done all the sightseeing last year we spent most of our holiday lazing around the pool. The kitchen is well kitted out with a superb bbq.

The bedrooms are very comfy with the added addition of some welcome aircon for sleeping at night.

There is also a good wifi connection for those with kids/teens who can't bare to be cut off from the outside world!

Steve and Ali are very welcoming and helpful. They gave us a lot of tips for places to eat that proved really reasonable with excellent food.

We didn't hire a car as it is possible to walk to Tavira town and the supermarket, but it is hot! However, taxis cost around €4-6 so it won't break the bank if you use them.

I would highly recommend Casa Mott for a really enjoyable and comfy stay! You can't go wrong here!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for such a great review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your second stay at Casa Mott so much!! We will be on the look out for some more places for you all to eat for your next visit!! Steve & Allison
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Fantastic holiday in Casa Mott, Tavira

  • 5 of 5

Six of us spent a lovely week in Casa Mott - the villa is clean, well-equipped, has a good size pool with plenty of sunbeds and chairs, and a lovely first floor terrace which is a great place to sit in the evenings. The bedrooms have very efficient air-con - it cooled down the rooms very quickly when needed. The owners Steve and Alison met us there when we arrived, showed us around and gave us lots of information about Tavira. The town is about 15 minutes walk away, about 4.5 euros in a taxi. There are loads of good restaurants to try - we want to go back so that we can try some more! All the meals out we had were good. The nearest shops and bars, including an excellent bakery and butchers are 5-10 mins walk. I would highly recommend Tavira as a destination and Casa Mott as a great place to stay.

I was previously wary of booking through Owners Direct, but found the whole process to be very smooth and straight-forward, and would definitely use it again.

Thank you to Steve and Alison for renting us your lovely villa - hope we can come again sometime!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you all enjoyed your holiday at Casa Mott so much!! Many thanks for a fabulous review. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Steve & Allison
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Casa Mott - a beautiful home from home

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a wonderful week at Casa Mott. The villa was perfect for us (myself, partner and 2 children in their early twenties) as it is so spacious and well designed. Lots of lovely outdoor space, well equipped kitchen, great pool and ideal location for short walk in to Tavira town. Owners so helpful and friendly too - we will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a wonderful review!! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Casa Mott so much and we look forward to welcoming you all back soon!!! Steve & Allison
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Great Villa to create great relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Casa Mott; its a great villa with everything you need from private pool to all the facilities you'd hope for. We were a family of 5 (2 adults and 3 children) and having come from a week in Albufeira, Tavira was a much more relaxed and laid back town and laying by the pool all week was just perfect! The villa itself was clean, the owners were very welcoming, was a €5 taxi ride from the town (or 20-25 min walk but the heat was a deterrent for us!) and we did not want to leave. Would have no hesitation in recommending this villa and the town.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind words Ciaran We are delighted that you found the relaxing week you were looking for at Casa Mott and in Tavira!! We hope to welcome you all back in the future. Steve & Allison
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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!!

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