Casa das Aguias
Villa | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Located in Picota, around 10kms North of Tavira, Casa das Aguias is a luxury villa perched on a hillside surrounded by magnificent countryside and sea views. The house has been lovingly furnished with every detail considered, and has a large lounge, dining room, 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms and modern kitchen. To the outside is a large swimming pool with sunbathing terraces, well tended gardens, a putting green and a large shaded terrace to the front perfect for 'al fresco' dining. The internal accommodation is split over three levels with bedooms on each making this is the perfect rental home for a large family, 2 familes or several couples wishing to holiday together. Overall, a wonderful retreat with excellent facilities, just a short drive away from the main town of Tavira with its shops, restaurants and a beautiful beach island, reached by boat from the harbour
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Tavira 10 km|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro 40 km, Nearest railway: Tavira 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 3 En suites and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (4)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
This beautiful villa is spacious and exquisitely furnished. Its design flowing over 3 levels offers privacy to larger guest parties and has sufficient space for its maximum occupancy of 10 guests.
(Discounted rates are available for 8 guests requiring only 4 bedrooms)
GROUND FLOOR: From the main villa entrance on the ground level, there is a modern kitchen with American fridge and modern applicances, large lounge and dining area at the front, and 1 Superking bedroom to the rear (which can be converted to 2 singles if required) with ensuite bathroom
FIRST FLOOR: 2 Superking bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and large terracecs with fabulous coastal views! (these superking bedrooms can also be converted to twin rooms if required)
LOWER LEVEL: From the ground floor, an internal staircase leads to the lower level of the house which has a lovely twin bedroom and a kingsize bedroom with shared bathroom.
Air con is available throughout the villa barring the ground floor bedroom which is shaded from the sun at the rear of the house - fans are provided.
With the large choice of bedrooms and varying configurations, the villa is flexible to any guest parties and can be arranged to suit any preferences - just ask!
|Further details outdoors|
Amongst the natural terrain of this beautiful villa, there is a pool positioned to receive sun for most of the day which also has lighting for late night dips! Pool dimesions are 10m x 5m and 1m x 2,50m. Adjacent to the house is an oustide shaded dining area, with traditional BBQ, perfect for 'al fresco' dining. For those who enjoy uninterupted land and seascapes, a walk to the high point of the property is unmissable, where seating is provided to sit and soak up the magnificent views. Conversely, a trip to the lower points of the property and you will be able to practice golf on the putting green! A home of many interests to suit all tastes!
Bookings taken for either 7 or 14 nights with arrival/departure days Saturdays only.
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 sea water temperature is around 14c in January and reaches a high 22c in August. A pleasant sea breeze refreshes the temperatures of the region, which are around 15c in January and up to 28c or more in July and August. The Algarve can also count on around 3.000 hours of Sun during the year which makes it a favourite destination for those who fancy such a sunny climate. The autumn and winter months are mild, but you will need a jacket in the evening and some kind of heating in your apartment or hotel room. January is the coolest month of the year.
VILLA LOCATION: PICOTA
Picota is a small rural hamlet situated in the hills of Tavira, around 10kms north from the main town and we therefore suggest car hire is essential. There are no amenities within the immediate vicinity, but around 2kms away is a great Portuguese Restaurant enjoyed by many of our guests and also a shop stocked with a range of goods suitable for top up purchases. Tavira would be the main shopping and dining-out destination and is reached in less than 10 minutes by car.
THE BEAUTIFUL TOWN OF TAVIRA
Tavira is a wonderful town, and you will not fail to be enthralled by its unspoilt charm, character and tranquility. As you wander along the cobbled streets, you'll see an abundance of history dating as far back as 2000BC. A Roman bridge links the 2 parts of the town across the River Gilao, its sides decorated with traditional old bars and restaurants where you can relax and enjoy a peaceful drink or meal. Horse drawn carriages and a small train operate around the town and are perfect for sightseeing and enjoying the peaceful ambience. The many churches (37 in total!), the town castle and the typical fisherman's harbour leading to the River Formosa Natural Park are all places to visit, along with the wonderful daily market selling fresh home grown produce. Tavira Island and its wonderful beach is accessible by ferry boat from the town and offers excellent facilities with a wonderful holiday atmosphere.
OTHER THINGS TO SEE AND DO
…….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 natures trails along the Ria Formosa Reserve where bird watching is in abundance! By travelling towards the West 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. From this property it is easy to take a day trip to Spain. The lovely border town of Ayamonte is not far by car, and once there you can sample the delights of another country, including wine, tapas and excellent shopping. Or you can travel by car, local bus or train to Vila Real de Santo Antonio and from there take the 15 minute ferry crossing to Ayamonte. For the more adventurous the vibrant city of Seville is approx 170km away. For budding historians the Castle at Castro Marim is worth a look.
This is perfect accommodation for golfers wishing to sample the excellent courses situated in the Eastern Algarve. Within a 20km radius there are 6 courses to choose from. Benamor and the 2 Quintas (Ria and Cima) are the most popular and have fantastic scenery and sea views. The prestigious new Monte Rei course designed by Jack Nicklaus now has its first 18 holes open and is continuing in its development to the second phase offering the height of golfing luxury. Although a costly experience, this is a real treat for golfing fanatics wishing to experience a little high life! Travelling East to just before the Spanish Border, the challenging courses of Castro Marim and the Ballesteros Signature Course Quinta do Vale both come highly recommended. We can offer discounted rates and can organise a full golfing package with play at a selection of these courses, car hire and rental of this property. (Flights not included)
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