Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Our villa offers the perfect setting for exploring the Eastern Algarve. Within a 15 minute drive of Villa Alfarroba there are 7 golf courses to choose from including the prestigious course of Monte Rei designed by Jack Nicklaus. The towns of Tavira and Cabanas are within easy reach and are great for an evening stroll and a sundowner outside one of the many street cafés. Faro is about 40 minutes from Villa Alfarroba and is an easy journey with the majority via motorway where often you can drive from one exit to the next and not see any other cars! Whether you want to enjoy the culture, the many sporting activities or visit the local towns, go to theme parks, take a trip up the Guadiana, pop across to Spain, do some bird watching or just laze by the pool - there is something for everyone!
We have a draft beer and wine machine with a flash chiller so you can have an ice cold drink whenever you want to. This is only available if pre booked, so we can buy in barrels - approx cost is 85 Euros for 30L and 65 Euros for 15L white wine.
Beaches, Restaurants and Shopping: If you can drag yourself away for our lovely villa and the beer fridge, there are so many beautiful beaches around the area. They are immaculately clean and very spacious. They do get busy in July and August but if you are prepared to take a few extra steps from the end of the walkway onto the beach, you will find plenty of space.
For a change, you can drive into Tavira and get the little ferry over to the Isla de Tavira where there is a stunning beach and lots of restaurants and bars.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Fabrica or Manta Rota 3 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro 50 km, Nearest railway: Vila Nova de Cacela 2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 4 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Double beds (4), Cots (2), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors||
A well equipped modern citrus lime kitchen and black granite work top and breakfast bar. Apart from top quality major appliances, the kitchen is fully equipped with all you could need from toasted sandwich maker to lettuce spinner and all in between!
The dining table seats 12 people when fully extended. There are three comfy leather sofas situated around a panoramic window with lovely views of the sea. There is a 46 inch LED television - an indulgence that my husband convinced me was necessary!
We have an additional 4 fold down beds that are suitable for children or delicate adults - not rugby players! These would be at an additional cost of £10 per bed per night.
There is a cinema & games room in the basement with a table tennis table, casino table, vibration plate exercise machine, board games, DVDs, books and a CD player. It is a bit of a den and is great when it is hot or the kids want to hang out on their own.
Bed 1 with king size or two 3ft singles
Bed 2 as above with own terrace
Bed 3 as above with balcony to watch the sunrise
Bed 4 as above with huge south facing terrace - sea view from your bed!
All bedrooms ensuite bathrooms/wet rooms and have a micro hi-fi with iPod/iPhone dock
All beds and bed linen are good quality as we believe rest is a vital part of enjoying your holiday. All towels and bedlinen are provided as well as beach towels.
|Further details outdoors||
There is a gorgeous solar heated swimming pool with plenty of terrace and eight luxury sun beds and an external toilet and shower. There is a covered dining area with an additional sink and a large purpose built BBQ. Additionally there are several small tables and chairs surrounding the villa to sit and have a drink and enjoy the views. The garden is well planted but as the garden was recently landscaped, the plants are not yet mature.
It is fully accessible for less mobile guests - the two downstairs bedrooms have wet room showers and extra wide doors and the villa is open plan. There is a ramp to the front door and a ramp to the swimming pool. This is of course beneficial to anyone with a pram or pushchair as well. All door thresholds are flush to floor to make access to outside terraces easy.
10 mins inland and you are up in the hills and heading up to the hidden treasures of local restaurants and local trades that are so quaint and interesting. We are 15 mins drive to the Spanish border if you fancy a change of atmosphere or food! The villa is in Sta Rita which is a small hamlet. It has one shop (I say shop in the loosest sense of the word!) that sells everything. The road to the village is on an incline and therefore has great views.
We would prefer Saturday/Sunday changeovers in peak season but we will try and be as flexible as possible. We ask that you depart promptly by 10am and entry can be gained from 4pm.
•* 10% discount for late bookings made and paid for within 4 weeks of arrival.
* A £200 refundable security/breakage/cleaning deposit is required with the final payment - returned within 10 days of your departure- subject to no damages or breakages. Breakages or damage will be charged at replacement or repair cost. If the BBQ is not cleaned a charge of £30 will apply. Balance will be returned.
* For bookings made less than 8 weeks in advance the total amount is payable on booking.
* 30% non refundable deposit will confirm booking, remaining 70%, 8 weeks prior to arrival
* Non payment will allow period to be re-let
* Payment confirms acceptances of the terms and conditions
* Fold down bed available at an additional cost of £10pn
* Cot available free of charge
* Sorry but strictly no smoking inside the villa - we ask that you only smoke outside please, but we have a lovely balconies and terraces!
* Bookings of three weeks and over will benefit from a 5% discount
•All beds and bed linen are of the highest quality as we believe rest is a vital part of enjoying your holiday.
All towels and bedlinen are provided as well as beach towels.
Occupancy level stated and agreed at time of booking cannot be exceeded. Failure to abide by this will result in immediate termination of the rental and a requirement to vacate the premesis. No refund will be offered for breach of the terms of the contract.
The Algarve region
With its stunning coastline, excellent golf courses and pleasant year round climate, the Algarve's 200 kilometre stretch of southern shoreline has become one of Europe's most popular holiday destinations. Bordered on two sides by the Atlantic Ocean, the Algarve is divided from the rest of Portugal by a series of low lying mountains. In the east, the Guadiana River forms a scenic border with neighbouring Spain.
There is a clear definition between the Western Algarve and the East. Whilst the West shows more development towards tourism, the Eastern Algarve and its tidal marshlands still have a tranquil beauty, and the small resorts along the coast have retained much of their character, looking today as they must have looked long ago. Here, tourism blends in perfectly with local activities creating a relaxed way of life. There is a tinge of excitement and even romance about the ferry boat trips to the beach islands, where visitors are rewarded with superb, less crowded bathing beaches and warm waters.
The Spanish border town of Ayamonte is a mere 5kms away where the delights of another country can be sampled along with wine, Tapas and shopping and can be reached by bus, train, ferry or car. Seville is around 150km. For budding historians, as well as Tavira, Castro Marim Castle is a must.
You are based to the East of Tavira, in Santa Rita, close to Manta Rota and Altura. For a little more shopping and ‘cosmopolitan’ atmosphere, Monte Gordo with its numerous restaurants/bars and the famous Casino along with Vila Real de St Antonio are definitely worth a visit where good local food is served and typical Portuguese handcrafts and goods are readily available.
Tavira is primarily a town for sight-seeing, dining and relaxing, however, by travelling a little further afield there are a good range of things to do to suit all tastes. For nature lovers there are forest walks, cruises along the River Guadiana or nature trails along the Ria Formosa Reserve where bird watching is in abundance! By travelling Westwards there are some excellent shopping centres in Faro and Ghia as well as the famous Water Parks and Zoo Marine (wonderful for children), all easily reached by car (around 45 minutes) or by day trip coach.