Windmill | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Casa Miradouro (The Round House) is a luxury Holiday Home in the hills above Tavira. Boasting stunning views over the rolling hills, down to the coast and large 12m pool. The house and garden is stylish in decoration and creates space and a tranquil ambient to spend many a lazy day in the 'lap of luxury'. Facing Southwards, making the most of the sunrise, sunset and coastal view. The drive up through the forest is breathtakingly enjoyable and stress-free. Arriving at Casa Miradouro you will find everything you need and more. This luxury home, will be a 'home from home' from which you will find everything you need and more.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest Amenities||12 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro, Nearest railway: Tavira|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Casa Miradouro has two bedrooms, is fully air-conditioned throughout (which also heats the house in the cooler months) , with a circular lounge and fully equipped kitchen.
The first of the two bedrooms is on the ground floor and has twin beds and a bathroom with corner bath and double hand-basins. Walk through the open planned kitchen and lounge, to the staircase and the ‘tower’ double bedroom with stunning, panoramic window views and an en-suite shower room. Waking up here is a treat you will wish to enjoy again and again.
The lounge is stylish in decoration, with tasteful artwork, leather sofas, Plasma TV, English ‘freeview’ satellite, DVD and Boss iPod station. We also have an Internet USB pen to complete the ‘entertainment’ here.
|Further details outdoors|
Coming out into the garden, there is a natural shaded breakfast/dinner terrace, with table and chairs, steps lead down to the rest of the garden with plenty of spaces to sit and ‘loose’ yourself in a good book or simply enjoy the view and soak up the sun. Areas have been created here to make the most of the view and natural beauty of the garden. The swimming pool is a delight, decked in teak wood, it is 13m long. Surrounding the pool is the citrus orchard, with grapefruits, lemons, oranges and Clementine trees.
We request 30% deposit and the remaining 70% 2 months before 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 probably because the towns along the coast are not generally right on the sea.
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 and...
Tavira is the most beautiful city 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.