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1-bedroom Cottage In Pedras D'el Rei Resort, Santa Luzia, Tavira



Updated: 30-Oct-2016
Traditional Algarve Cottage in peaceful location, close to the beach, large shared pool, restaurants and bars

The house has one bedroom with twin beds, a bathroom, kitchenette and living-dining room (with an additional two full-sized single beds that serve as sofa during the day). There is also a private patio with outdoor furniture.

The house is located in a quiet part of the resort, surrounded by well-tended tropical gardens where you can roam freely. Just a 2-minute walk from the shared pool, tennis court, bike hire, mini club, playground, outdoor fitness area, bars, restaurants and reception.

The resort adjoins Barril beach, on the Ilha de Tavira, originally a tuna fishing station housing approximately 80 fishermen and their families during the tuna season from April to September. The old houses have been tastefully converted into bars, shops, eateries and washroom facilities (facilities are open all year round). The beach has enjoyed the blue flag award for many years. Sun loungers, umbrellas etc. are available for rent on the beach from Easter through to the end of the summer season. There is also a water sports centre with sailboats, hobie cats, kayaks, windsurfs and pedalos available for hire during the summer months. Barril beach can either be reached on foot, a leisurely 10 minute stroll along a causeway through the nature reserve, or by miniature railway, the train runs 365 days a year and provides a non-stop service throughout the day (free train passes are included with the rental).

It is less than 2km to the nearby fishing village of Santa Luzia with some of the best fish/seafood restaurants in the Algarve.

Tavira is a 5 km-drive away (there is also a public bus service from the resort) and is a wonderful historic town with highlights that include the castle, Roman bridge, central square, old market and camera obscura.

For golf lovers there are several courses just 15-20 minutes by car from the house.

The property has been inspected and complies with Portuguese fire and safety legislation. Our Turismo de Portugal registration number is 297/AL.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

We are a Scottish-Belgian family who fell in love with Portugal many years ago. At first we were drawn by the outdoor activities and nature, walking in the surrounding hills and cycling in particular off season. The climate was perfect for outdoor activities and water sports and our family thoroughly enjoyed the golf courses within easy reach. Since then, with the arrival of our children, we have discovered the fantastic beaches and all the activities available during the summer months. Portugal has so much to offer, a wonderful climate all year round, friendly people, excellent cuisine and wines and wonderful nature and it’s that which has brought us back year after year.

Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Swedish

9 Reviews

based on 9 holidaymaker reviews


Well equipped clean and tidy property

  • 4 of 5

Spent 5 days here in October, very nice cottage with all you would need, really nice area with lots to do and near amenities, Taveria only about 4 km away. A nice little train to take you to the beach, which was truly stunning. In our view unless you are happy to spend all your time at the beach or by the pool you would defiantly need a car, we had a taxi most evenings into Taveria which cost between 7 and 9 euros each way.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect holidays

  • 5 of 5

Very, very nice cottage in a marvelous place!

We had a beautiful holiday, the house was exactly as described, very clean, very nice, very confortable. I just hope i can go back next year!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great holiday!

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed our week's holiday immensely. The chalet was fine for our needs - and adequately equipped. We would have preferred firmer mattresses, though. The chalet was clean when we arrived and the person who cleans arrived as we were leaving the chalet on departure - very efficient!

There was an on-site supermarket within the Pedras d'el Rei complex (quite expensive) for usual requirements, but we also managed a much cheaper shop at the LIDL supermarket in Tavira.

The facilities seemed fine for us and although the WiFi could only be realistically obtained in the reception area it was possible to use data-roaming easily and effectively in the chalet.

Barril Beach was lovely - uncrowded usually and generally excellent weather, although the sea was quite cold. There was also quite a chill wind at times. Getting to and from was not difficult by foot - but we also made use of the train. As we hired a vehicle we were able to explore the area a little and ventured into the Serra region for some walking. Tavira was a very attractive town too.

The basket of guides was helpful as were the comments in the visitors' book concerning good places to eat. We had two excellent meals in Santa Lucia - the farewell meal of swordfish steaks in the Alcatruz restaurant was superb!

I would have little hesitation in recommending the property and the location to others.

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Extremely comfortable, spacious and clean typical Portuguese villa

  • 5 of 5

Morag the owner had left us a lovely bottle of wine and water for our arrival. For a one bedroom villa it was extremely spacious, the kitchen was well equipped for preparing meals when we didnt go out. Beds were comfortable. It was also nice to have an outside veranda to sit outside to enjoy a drink in the late afternoon. certainly would use the villa again due to its exceptional value and its location next to one of the best beaches in the whole of the Algarve.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Birds and Nature and Food

  • 4 of 5

I enjoyed the villa very much. It was cozy, well equipped and vert clean. The mattresses were very comfortable. Morag was very helpful and provided excellent care during my stay. I enjoyed the closeness of the village and the beach. Restaurants and food shopping in Santa Luzia and Tavira are fantastic. It was great. thank you Morag.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfectly situated cottage

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was well-equipped and made a perfect base for our winter break. It was warm enough to take breakfast outside each day in January on the private walled terrace. It's situated on a holiday complex but doesn't feel that way, as the whole area is well landscaped and there are ancient olive trees. It's with a 30 minute walk along a well-lit promenade for visiting good fish restaurants and also within an easy walk to the beach. It's a great base for relatively easy walks by the coast or in the hills and for observing bird life. The only thing on the downside are the beds, which are soft mattresses on solid raised platforms (as are the couches in the living area) which may not suit anyone with back problems.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted to hear you enjoyed the house and surroundings. Thanks for your feedback.
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From the Owner

We have owned a house in this area for many years and love it! We travelled the length and breadth of the Algarve to find the property and felt this area was by far the best, with beautiful nature in the heart of the Ria Formosa Nature reserve and easily accessible as close to Faro airport and the charming nearby historic town of Tavira. Spain is also just a half hour drive and great to just pop across the border for an afternoon or to explore more of the region of Andalucía.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro airport at 32 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Pedras d'el Rei at 100 Metres Nearest Golf : Benamor at 11 Kilometres Nearest Train : Luz de Tavira at 3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Pedras d'el Rei at 100 Metres Nearest Beach : Barril at 500 Metres Car: not necessary


Barril beach is on the Ilha de Tavira, a stretch of sand almost 11km long with Barril roughly in the middle of it. It can be reached easily on foot (a leisurely 10-15 minute walk along a causeway across the marshes of the Ria Formosa Nature reserve) or a 6-7 minute train journey on a miniature railway that operates a non-stop service all year round (free access to the train for guests). First aid, toilets and showers open all year. Bars, restaurants, water sports, newsagents, souvenir shops.


Faro airport is approximately 30-40 minutes by car (either hire car or taxi, 32 km). Nearest train station is in Luz de Tavira (3 km). 30 minute drive from Spain. Not essential to have hire car as all facilities on site and public bus service from the resort reception to the neighbouring town of Tavira with train and bus station (5 km).


nearest village is Santa Luzia (less than 2 km)

Tavira (5 km)

Golf courses (nearest 11 km)

Spain (35 km)

Faro (30 km)

Further Details:

launderette, ATM, bike hire, tennis court, mini-club, newsagents and supermarket in the resort. Babysitting services, massages, tours can all be booked through the reception.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Low season
1 Nov 2016 - 8 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Easter 2017
9 Apr 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
April 2017
24 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
May-June 2017
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
July 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
August 2017
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
low season
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £84

Changeover Day:
No specific changeover day, minimum lets of 5 days (with the exception of July and August). Arrival preferably after 16:00 and departure before 12 noon but these times can be flexible depending on availability etc. Don't hesitate to ask!
Security deposit:
100 euro refundable security deposit required to cover possible damage, breakages etc.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

This property is ideally located within the holiday village, in a quiet area just a hundred metres from all the activities and facilities of the resort. The beach is within walking distance and you are on the doorstep of a nature reserve. Plenty to see and do in the surrounding area for the more adventurous or just enjoy the fact that you have everything you need for a perfect holiday at your disposal within the resort! We renovated the house in July 2014.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Sports & Activities


  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • rural


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 60 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Bath with overhead shower, bidet, washbasin, bathroom cupboard and WC


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedroom: Bedroom with 2 single beds, bedside tables, built-in wardrobe, 2 chests of drawers, mirror. Air conditioning/heating. Hairdryer.


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: Free Wi-Fi available in bar and reception areas. Free parking. This is a non-smoking property. No pets. Cot and high chair available on request. House renovated July 2014. Outside: Private patio with garden furniture, including table with 4 chairs, parasol and 2 deck chairs. House is surrounded by well-tended lawns and gardens for shared use. Shared swimming pool with lifeguard on duty, free loungers and parasols provided next to pool. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The house is cleaned before and after all stays. Bed linen and towels are included in the price and changed once a week. Towels are provided for the house and not for beach use.

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