Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
There is a real tranquillity about this airy whitewashed villa, set in almost three acres of countryside. This rental acccommodation is just 15 minutes' drive from the pretty Roman town of Tavira with its cobbled streets and excellent restaurants.
The area is a golfers' paradise and we have superb Algarve golf courses within 10 or 15 minutes' drive. There is also horse-riding close by and many people enjoy hiking and cycling in the Parque Lazer.
Dine on the patio overlooking the pool and beautiful countryside. Enjoy fresh local produce prepared on the barbecue.
Choose from three large air-conditioned bedrooms with a double and single bed in each, sleeping a maximum of 6 adults and 3 children.
There are two bathrooms finished to a high modern specification with beautiful marble.
The kitchen is well equipped and open plan with the spacious lounge where you will enjoy the satellite TV with Freeview and Sky TV(around 50 English language channels, plus several Portuguese), DVD player and stereo. Casa Lia is cosy with the log burner and electric heating in the winter.
There's a separate utility room with washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, iron and ironing board and second fridge/freezer. Our rental villa is very well equipped.
Our House Manager, Herman, is on call 24/7 in case of problems. He has a wealth of local knowledge and organises pool maintenance and the twice weekly cleaning service.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 9|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Algarve region
The Eastern Algarve is relatively uspoilt and has a real Portuguese flavour.
Algarve villa with pool near Tavira HomeDetailsGalleryLocal infoAvailabilityContactsHomeLocal infoSights near our Tavira self-catering holiday home.
Guest always say that staying at Casa Lia is a really relaxing experience. It's up to you how many of the Algarve's attractions you take advantage of. It is great to have a self-catering holiday home as your base, so that in the warmth of the Alagrve sun you can come and go at your own pace.
Tavira boasts many local Portuguese shops, plus supermarkets like Pingo Doce, Mini Preco and Lidl to name just some.
The Tavira Gran-Plaza is a new shopping centre with cinema, the Continente Hypermarket which is great, lots of clothes and electrical shops. There is plenty of parking and you cannot miss it! It's the perfect complement to the small typically Portuguese shops in the town itself.
For a day's shopping you can also visit Forum Algarve in Faro with the Jumbo Hypermarket and 200 shops.
Or why not travel 20 minutes east to Vila Real de Santo Antonio and pick up some great linen? The Spanish border is close by.
Tavira is pretty and unspoilt with cobbled streets and lots of restaurants. It is lively in the summer months, but not crowded,with entertainment in the main square in the evenings. Sit, enjoy an ice cream and watch the world go by before wending your way home to your own Algarve villa. When you get home you might want to enjoy a drink beside the pool before retiring to the comfort of your air conditioned bedroom.
Manta Rota is close by with its good selection of restaurants. In the high season there open air concerts on the beach.
Santa Luzia is a pretty little fishing harbour with great fish restaurants on the harbour.
The kids will love a day out at one of the Algarve's many attractions like the Aqua Show water park in Quarteira,
or how about swimming with the dolphins at
Other local activities include fishing, walking, swimming
Of course the Algarve is a golfer's paradise.
Map and details of local courses
There are 5 superb 18 hole golf courses located within a 15-20 min drive from the villa making it especially suitable for golfing holidays,
Benamor(par 71), is at the entrance to Cabanas. Quinta da Ria is a 10 min drive, also 18 holes, but a par 72, 6,110m. It has stunning views of the sea and mountains.
Quinta da Cima is again a 10 min drive away with 18 holes, par 72, 6256m this time.
Castro Marim is a little further, a 20 min drive and an 18 hole, par 71, 5265m. A challenging course for golfers of all standards.
There is an American style Jack Nicklaus course built about 15 minutes drive away – Monte Rei Golf and Country Club.
The Algarve has eighteen other courses Vilamoura, Quinta da Lago, all about 40mins direct drive on the Motorway A22. Of Course with Spain only 20mins away there are also many more courses just across the border in Spain.
Kevin from Ireland came out in March 2011 to play and said:-
"Quinta da Cima and Quinta da Ria are very fine golf courses and kept in very good condition. I would unhesitatingly recommend them. Benamor was in very poor condition and I would advise golfers to give it a miss in favour of da Ria and da Cima''.
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24 May 2014
"A perfect bolt hole from the real world!"
Casa Lia was just what the doctor ordered! Away from the crowds, up in the peaceful hills, but close enough to the town to get the food and all important wine for lazy days and evenings by the pool!
The location is perfect for a get away from it all holiday which is exactly what we wanted. The villa is well equipped with everything you could think of, including a range of paperback books and DVDs for the cooler evenings. The bedrooms are airy and spacious, the bathrooms clean and there are plenty of towels, being able to use the washing machine and tumble dryer meant not having to pack too many items and I flew out with just hand luggage for a 9 day trip.
We had glorious weather so we were a bit lazy on the sight seeing side of things but we did have an afternoon exploring old Tavira, took a ferry to Spain and had tapas in the town square, and visited the market. We also found a great sea food restaurant down on the coast overlooking the lagoon, we left the card in the visitors book. A couple of evening we went down to Tavira and ate in the square where there was lots of life, restaurants and bars near the roman bridge.
My favourite part of the holiday was getting up in the morning and sitting on the terrace by the pool having breakfast and enjoying the view.
2 Sep 2013
"A mini paradise in the Algarve mountains"
When you are planning a quality holiday at a Vila that you have not visited before, it can be a touch nervy not knowing what you will experience for the investment. In summary, all I can say is that o… More
30 Aug 2013
"An absolutely superb villa in every way"
We booked Casa Lia at the very last minute and Debbie the owner was fantastic in all the details she gave us. The villa is set amongst the rolling hills, completely away from anyone or anything else.… More
22 Aug 2013
Casa Lia was everything we wanted in a villa and more, it is set in a wonderful private location just outside Tavira. The villa was extremely clean and it is clear that it is a much loved home. We sta… More
3 Jun 2013
"Heaven in the hills !"
This is our 4th stay at Casa Lia. We took our two children this time ages 1 and 5. The service from the owner has always been first class and speedy and she is also very accommodating. This propert… More
12 Oct 2012
"Lovely Secluded Villa"
A wonderful casa in an idyllic and secluded spot in the Taviran countryside which had everything we needed for a week's stay in the early autumn Portuguese sun. We travelled as a group of five an… More
22 Aug 2012
"Chillaxing in the sunshine"
Just what we needed. Very clean and comfortable accommodation and a great area to lie and relax in front of the pool. We ate in a fair bit, which was easy with the well kitted out kitchen. It felt … More
6 Mar 2012
"Wonderful villa to relax in and chill out in the country"
A wondeful villa to relax in with lovely views of hills and countryside. It is the best equipped villa we have ever stayed in - kitchen equipment is home from home. Lots of room both inside and out -… More
27 Feb 2012
"A sheer delight!"
Casa Lia was a sheer delight to stay in. It was everything we had dreamed of. What is so appealing about it, is that you have no-one overlooking you, so you have complete privacy, and the only sounds … More
25 Feb 2012
"Lovely Villa in a tranquil setting"
This was our second visit to the Villa, as we enjoyed it so much the first time. The view over the the countryside is impressive, in a tranquil setting. The pool was inviting, and both it and the surr… More
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