Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Casa Olivia is a charming cottage set in 5 acres of land, scattered with Olive and Almond trees. One of a small group of houses in the quiet Algarvian countryside, it is close to all amenities and has great access to explore the Eastern Algarve.
The cottage is easy to reach and a perfect little hideaway to wind down and relax. It is an excellent place for couples and families alike, with babysitting available. Casa Olivia is not just a holiday home but the owner’s home whilst they have been renovating their nearby barn, therefore you will find all the comforts of home here. There is even a 30Ft Yacht which can be chartered during your stay here.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||All beaches between Fuzeta and Tavira|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||1.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro, Nearest railway: Fuzeta|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
A short lane leads you to Casa Olivia, where you will be greeted by the beautiful view of the valley of green olives, almonds and carob trees. There is a terrace under a pergola at the front of the house, for eating or relaxing with a book. The front door leads you straight into the kitchen, which is fully equipped (with everything you will need) and has a small breakfast table with seating for 4, you will be immediately struck by the beamed ceilings throughout the cottage. Beyond the kitchen is a pantry/laundry room.
Going through an archway and up a few steps leads you into the comfortable lounge and dining area, which has French windows onto the terrace. There is a wood burner for the cooler months, a plasma TV, DVD, satellite TV and Wi-fi Internet for your entertainment whilst here.
From the lounge you will find a full bathroom and going up steps from the dining room will bring you to the first double bedroom, which is in the eaves of the cottage, an attractive arched small window gives you views over the countryside. Going through to the second double bedroom you will go through the study, which also has full size bunk-beds, but ideal for children. The master bedroom is beyond the study, with an en-suite shower room and doors out to the front terrace.
The cottage is cosy, but quite ample and has been thought out very well by the owners. There are lots of small features through the cottage making it very interesting and quirky.
|Further details outdoors||
Outside there is a terrace at the front of the house, abundant land for walks, bird-watching and an above ground swimming pool, with views down the valley.
There is a 8x 4m above the ground pool, which even in April is 21º!
The owners, Jan and Anthony are also available for babysitting, enabling parents to go to one of the nearby towns for dinner. They also have a 30Ft Yacht which can be chartered during your stay. Jan and Anthony are unobtrusive, however are on hand for anything you may need whilst you are here.
There are no extra charges.
We request 30% deposit on booking, with the remaning 70% payable 2 months before your arrival
The Algarve region
The coastal towns of the eastern Algarve are ‘real’ towns, far more under-developed than those in the Central and Western area of the Algarve. If you are after a more relaxed style of holiday, away from the hordes of tourists and water parks, then the Eastern Algarve will be the place for you. Why is it so undeveloped? The reason for this is The beautiful costal Ria Formosa Nature Reserve of lagoons and sandy Islands, which do not allow development
They are separated from the Atlantic by salt-pans, marshland and lagoons. These form part of the Ria Formosa Natural Reserve which stretches from just south of Faro along the coast to the town of Vila Nova de Cacela, a few kilometres west of the Rio Guadiana river on the Spanish border. The headquarters of the Ria Formosa Natural Reserve at Quinta Marim is worth a visit. The beaches you’ll find along the coast are to be found on long sandy islands.
Tavira is the most beautiful town in the Algarve Region. If you were never in Tavira, it’s time to start thinking to pack your bags and travel to one of the best places to spend your vacations.
Tavira is a unique experience, mainly because of all its Historical background and untouched archaeologic traces managed to keep it one of the most characteristic cities in representing the Algarve region.
The holiday resort destination of Tavira, in the south-east corner of Portugal, is one of the most photogenic towns along the Algarve coast, sporting white-washed houses topped with decorative chimneys and pyramid shaped Roman-tiled roofs, set among orange, fig and almond trees. The charming town, on the Gilao River, dates back to around 2,000 BC, and also boasts a Moorish Castle, with some splendid views from the ramparts.
There are some attractive churches (37 of them to be exact) to see on holiday in Tavira, including the Church of the Misericordia with a beautiful Renaissance door and carved high altar. Not many of the buildings pre-date the devastating earthquake of 1755, which destroyed much of the Algarve, but the town was painstakingly rebuilt with many fine 18th century buildings.
Tavira flanks both banks of the river, which are linked by a Roman bridge. Along the coast and on an island opposite the town (reached by ferry) are some beautiful isolated sandy beaches, well worth visiting while on holiday in the area.
Tavira is well equipped with utilitarian supermarkets for self-caterers on holiday, and many souvenir shops selling cork items, lace, embroidered goods and shell art. There is an upmarket handcraft shopping centre called "Old Market" for discerning shoppers. The town has a fresh produce market daily plus a NEW shopping center.
Like most of the holiday resort towns on the Algarve, Tavira is a food-lovers haven, especially for those who enjoy seafood. There are numerous restaurants along the quayside and riverbank, serving excellent cuisine at reasonable prices. Recommendations for shellfish and fish dishes are Nora Velha, Marisqueira 4 Aguas, Portas do Mar and O Pátio. Alternatively, Vela 2 and Micromania are popular with locals.
Hunt for seashells on a Tavira Island holiday, and enjoy a variety of water sports, explore the quaint town itself, or play golf at the nearby Benamor Course. It is a good idea to hire a car and explore into Spain to the East (Tavira is close to the border) and along the rest of the Algarve to the West.