The Ria Formosa's Beauty Meets Native Son, Eduardo Souto De Moura

Casa Formosa, Tavira, Portugal
Casa Formosa, Tavira, Portugal | holiday lettings
  • House
  • 3 BR
  • Sleeps 6
  • from € 1140 wk
The Algarve As Souto de Moura Sees It

Pritzker Prize winning Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura’s expressive designs are first and foremost as he explained to Arch Daily, “a personal opinion…,” created to satisfy himself. “If I am happy, if my work is useful, and it makes my client happy then the goal is achieved.” 

Mission accomplished.

This holiday home in Portugal illustrates Souta de Moura’s dramatic but simple aesthetic as well as the utilitarian aspects of living spaces and landscapes. 

It’s lived-in and real, with a naturally adaptive response to the traditional Algarve architecture. 

Set within the Ria Formosa National Park, the house in the words of the 2011 Pritzker Prize jury, “has a unique ability to convey seemingly conflicting characteristics — power and modesty, bravado and subtlety, bold authority and a sense of intimacy at the same time.”

A versatile space that is stylish without being flashy, the home reveals the spirit and heritage of the Algarve. Now you can call it home. 

Description

Designed by Pritzker Prize winning architect Eduardo Souto de Moura, this holiday home in Portugal was completed in 1995 and was inspired by traditional architecture of the eastern Algarve with a modernists’ take on the classic country house.

Set within the coastal pine forests of the Ria Formosa National Park just outside of Tavira, the house is composed of clean lines and whitewashed box forms, interrupted only by slide away glass that reveal the sights and the sounds of nature and the wind from the Atlantic.

Distributed in just three ground floor areas, the east facing rooms welcome in the filtered morning light through the garden doors, with lovely views of Ria Formosa and the sea.  

The living spaces keep it casual and stylish with a loose mix of contemporary pieces, locally sourced textiles and furnishings, and a crisp, uncomplicated palette of color and form. 

With three double bedrooms, the house can accommodate up to six guests. 

Surrounded by grassy lawns, and national forest land, you’ll have the best of the Algarve brought to you by an architect who knows it best.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Wifi throughout, cable TV with DVD player, climate control, kitchen and bath amenities, laundry facilities, private parking. 

AROUND

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.

LOCATION

Tavira, Portugal. Nearest Airport: Faro International (28km)

BEST TIME TO VISIT: Year round

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  • Casa Formosa, Tavira, Portugal | holiday lettings
  • Casa Formosa, Tavira, Portugal | holiday lettings
  • Casa Formosa, Tavira, Portugal | holiday lettings
  • Casa Formosa, Tavira, Portugal | holiday lettings
  • Casa Formosa, Tavira, Portugal | holiday lettings
  • Casa Formosa, Tavira, Portugal | holiday lettings
  • Casa Formosa, Tavira, Portugal | holiday lettings
  • Casa Formosa, Tavira, Portugal | holiday lettings
  • Casa Formosa, Tavira, Portugal | holiday lettings
  • Casa Formosa, Tavira, Portugal | holiday lettings
  • Casa Formosa, Tavira, Portugal | holiday lettings
  • Casa Formosa, Tavira, Portugal | holiday lettings
  • Casa Formosa, Tavira, Portugal | holiday lettings
  • Casa Formosa, Tavira, Portugal | holiday lettings
  • Casa Formosa, Tavira, Portugal | holiday lettings
  • Casa Formosa, Tavira, Portugal | holiday lettings
  • Casa Formosa, Tavira, Portugal | holiday lettings

Casa Formosa

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Quote Details

$260 x 4$1,040
Cleaning Fee$100
Pet Fee$140
TaxesNot included
TOTAL$1,280
Refundable Damage Deposit$500
TOTAL (with Deposit)$1,780
Notes
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Cancellation Policy:

100% refund for cancellations request by at (property’s local time). No refund if less than 14 days priors to arrival day.

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Info
Bedrooms3 Bedrooms
Bed Type2 king, 2 Singles
KitchenFully equipped kitchen
Bathrooms2.5 Bathrooms
Accommodate6 Guests
InternetWifi throughout
Kid FriendlyYes
Pet friendlyNo
ViewRia Formosa and Atlantic Ocean views
Rates
Sec. Deposit€250
Check-In4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Check-Out11:00 AM
CancellationCancellation policy: 100% refund if cancelled within 90 days of your check in date
50% refund if cancelled within 30 days of your check in date
SeasonStart DateEnd DateWeeklyMin StayAdditional
January 7 to MarchJan 7Mar 31€11407 Nights
AprilApr 1Apr 30€14707 Nights
MayMay 1May 31€17707 Nights
JuneJun 1Jun 30€17707 Nights
July to AugustJul 1Aug 31€24807 Nights
SeptemberSep 1Sep 30€18807 Nights
OctoberOct 1Oct 31€14707 Nights
November to December 16Nov 1Dec 16€11407 Nights
December 17 to January 6Dec 17Jan 6€14707 Nights
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