Located in one of the best coastal sections of the eastern Algarve, this villa is a unique and spacious retreat ideal for families or groups.
Situated in the middle of over three acres of orange and olive trees, vines and flowers, it’s an exciting and unexpected mix of luxurious design and contrasting styles. The whitewashed multi-level facade features Moorish architectural influences with staircases that sweep through the beautiful gardens on all different levels.
The dramatic entrance hall leads to a grand stairway up to the main lounge with a fireplace and spacious outside terrace. The large open plan dining lounge seats up to ten and sits adjacent to the gleaming gourmet kitchen, ideal for entertaining large groups inside or out in the amazing array of outdoor lounge spaces.
With five bedrooms and three baths, it’s spacious enough for up to ten people and ideal for celebrations and events. Five are en suite and all include peaceful and private views, some with direct access to the pool and others with complete privacy. With concrete, tile and wood, the house is a unique blend of traditional romance and wow factor.
The property is surrounded by lovely rambling gardens, old olive groves and multiple areas to dine, lounge and enjoy together.
Cool off in the pool or take a stroll down to the shore from the villa for a relaxing and fun getaway.
Wifi throughout, kitchen and bath amenities, laundry facilities, BBQ.
The property is surrounded by rolling countryside, salt pans, characterful fishing ports and the Ria Formosa coastline that sweeps south to Spain. The town of Tavira, on the river Gilao, is known for its Roman bridge and outdoor amphitheater, shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. Ria Formosa national park is a lovely and protected stretch of wetlands and lagoons that features an ever changing diversity of flora and fauna and extends over thirty five miles. The outlying islands of Armona, Culatra, Farol and Deserta make great days trips and can be reached by ferry or water taxi.
Dating back to Roman times, nearby Olhao just east of Faro, is the Algarve’s main fishing port where the extensive waterways and coastal bounty remain a vibrant and sustainable part of the local community. Don’t miss the the daily fish market (designed by Gustave Eiffel) and the Saturday market along the waterfront (which also supplies the many local restaurants) for some of the best seafood in the world. The old town has risen from disrepair and neglect in recent years and has undergone a cultural renaissance of sorts, attracting a creative and artsy crowd that have set about restoring the architectural mix of Moorish influences and the grandeur of the early manor houses. The area has thankfully escaped the more touristy beach destinations and crowds although there is over one hundred twenty five miles of coastline and beaches just a short drive away including Praia de Tomates and Praia da Falesia.
Other local towns worth visiting include the charming fishing village of Fuseta, Santa Luzia and Santa Catarina.
Tavira, Algarve, Portugal. Nearest Airport: Faro International
BEST TIME TO VISIT: May through October
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