Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Casa Katerina is a wonderful get-away tucked in amongst the carob, almond and olive groves and citrus orchards with views over the countryside and out to the sea. A three bedroom family holiday cottage with a private pool and terraces.
The 4 x 8 metre mosaic pool is just outside the lounge patio doors, with a lounging area beside it and a wooden gazebo offering more shade. A built-in barbeque is situated by the large patio outside the kitchen door, along with tables and chairs.
What is the interior like?
Casa Katerina has air conditioning in the living room. There are two double bedrooms, one of which has sliding double glazed glass doors leading out to the patio. The third bedroom has twin beds. All bedrooms have ceiling fans. There are two bathrooms in between the bedrooms. The kitchen is large and fitted and has its own entrance door to the patio. The living room is large and has a dining table, air conditioning and has plenty of seating. There is Sky free view satellite television, a DVD player, CD and radio.
Six sun loungers deck the terrace around the pool and there are sun umbrellas, a wooden table and chairs available. There is also seating under the gazebo in front of the pool.
The pool dimensions are 8 x 4m with steps leading into a shallow end of 1m and a deep end of 2m. Freshwater pool with chlorine cleaning system. The pool is serviced twice weekly during summer and once weekly during the rest of the year by a competent and reliable professional. Pool and garden lighting is available.
The quaint village of Santo Estevão is 2.7km away from Casa Katerina, there is a popular local restaurant there and a mini supermarket, cafes and bars.
The beautiful white sand island beaches of Ilha de Tavira, Barril beach and Fuzeta beach are reached within 20 minutes drive.
There are excellent golf courses within 20 to 30 minutes drive from the accommodation. The closest are Benamor, Quinta da Ria and Quinta da Cima, Monte Rei.
Having a car is essential for staying at Casa Katerina, especially in the heat of summer…and for reaching all the beautiful and interesting places further afield. Car rental, taxi transfers and bicycle hire can be organized with local reputable firms in advance or by calling the local representative.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Ilha de Tavira , Cabanas 20 min drive 16 km|
|Nearest Amenities||2.7 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro Airport 28 km, Nearest railway: Tavira 15 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||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Tavira, referred to in guide books as the 'Venice of the Algarve' is one of the most authentic towns in the Algarve and definitely worth visiting.
Historically, Tavira was an important harbour town and there are still remnants from Moorish, Phoenician and Roman occupations. There is a lively fishing trade along the river front, though far less than when Tavira was known for its huge tuna fishing fleets, the anchors of which can all be seen lodged in the sand at Barril beach.
The beautiful centre of Tavira is situated on the banks of the river Gilão. The town has a seven arched Roman bridge that spans the river and is the focal point of the town. Tavira was virtually rebuilt in the eighteenth century after the famous earthquake of 1755 destroyed most of the buildingsThe 13th century castle walls border the medieval centre of town, encompassing tranquil gardens and a Camera Obscura. From there your eyes can scan over the rich tapestry of peaked rooftops to the estuary leading through the mosaic of salt pans and far out into the Atlantic.
There are many highly recommended fish restaurants, which serve locally caught shellfish and fresh fish dishes, enjoyed with a glass of 'vinho verde', the ´green` sparkling wine which is typically Portuguese. Numerous cafes and restaurants line the river, public gardens and quiet squares, offering an array of traditional patisseries and fresh fish dishes.
Tavira beaches make up part of the Nature Reserve of the Ria Formosa, which comprise six unique barrier islands protecting a system of salt marshes and tidal mudflats, each fronted by white sand beaches that spread as far as the eye can see. An unspoilt haven for nature lovers, walkers and bird watchers.
Few places in Europe have so many Blue Flag beaches in such a concentrated area, you can enjoy the boat and miniature train river crossings, many of which are operational throughout the year.
Inland and set in rural countryside 7 km north of Tavira is the waterfall of 'Moinhos da Rocha'. A series of wooden decks and bridges skirt a leafy ravine sheltering the crystal clear waters of a small stream. This culminates in a low but impressive waterfall that empties into a small lake. Further up stream are the other beautiful cascading waterfalls of 'Pego do Inferno', both pretty places for picnics and having a dip!
There are seasonal festivals of live music, street theatre and open air cinema interspersed with various fairs. One of the main festivals is Sâo Joâo on the 24th of June, when Tavira is decorated in paper flowers, host carnivals and processions with late night sardine- eating and street dancing!
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