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Villa | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

A unique opportunity to spend your holiday in a very original and beautifully designed space with all modern comforts and total tranquility!! Ideal for nature lovers, naturalists and lovers of stylish elegance! Villa Adelaide comfortably accommodates between two and ten people and is priced accordingly. It is set in ample natural surroundings and has a private pool and numerous terraces.

Beyond the house, amongst the eucalyptus trees,down some stairs, is a 4m x 4m pool with water overflowing to another smaller pool. A marquee tent and hammocks are put up in the summer to allow for enjoying a more shaded living enough to sleep a midsummer night in, listening to the crickets.... The trees and fauna, wildlife and terrain belong to the ecological conservation area that reaches far into the landscape of rolling hills. Outdoor seating areas also include a roof terrace with a hammock, a large wooden table surrounding an olive tree in front of the living area and another beautiful partially covered terrace with a barbeque between the main house and annex.

This fabulously spacious countryside villa has an interior area of more than 300 m2 over split levels. Each window frames the natural surroundings outside like a picture, allowing plenty of natural light to filter in and emphasize the contours and atmosphere... The main house has a sleeping capacity of 4 people (+ 2 optional extra in the lower living area) in two bedrooms.

Through large glass doors lies the atelier, an annex with one more bedroom and the possibility of having extra sleeping arrangements on two other split levels. There are two bathrooms and one cloakroom. One bathroom comprises a beautifully designed walk-in shower, toilet and bidet and the other a bath, toilet and bidet. The bedrooms are spacious with wooden floors and large beds and comfortable mattresses with mosquito net surroundings.

The accommodation is fully air conditioned and has access through to various terraces and external areas for dining, lounging and observing the surroundings. An open plan kitchen presides over a large dining area and the spacious living room. Two large sofas and armchairs furnish the stone floor living room with its many tapestry rugs and interesting objets d'arte. Television with satellite; Astra channels and a DVD player and music centre is available.

Some steps down to the other side of an open fireplace there lies a day bed which can double up as the extra sleeping area within the main house. Through wide glass doors on either side of the living area are open spaces with seating and dining areas under the shade of olive and carob trees. The annex hosts another bedroom with en suite bathroom and access to a roof terrace with yet more wonderful views. Extra single beds can be made up for extra sleeping guests and are charged per person accordingly.

Sun loungers deck the area around the pool and there are sun umbrellas, tables and chairs available outside in various areas.

A 4 m x 4 m plunge pool with a ladder with a depth of 1.5 m pumps into another separate 2 m x 2 m pool with a depth of 0.8 m, further down. Both are freshwater pools with chlorine cleaning systems. The pool is serviced once weekly during summer during the rest of the year by a competent and reliable professional. Pool and garden lighting is available.

A 2km (8 minute drive) from Santa Catarina with amenities and a couple of good traditional restaurants specializing in wild game and local cuisine.

You can reach a variety of white sand beaches within 20 to 30 minutes drive, the nearest being Ilha de Tavira, Barril, Cabanas and Fuzeta beach and the islands of Cullatra, Armona and Farol.

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.

A car is essential for this accommodation. Car rental, taxi transfers and bicycle hire can be organized with local reputable firms in advance or by calling the local representative.

Further information:

Details of optional sleeping arrangements available: up to 4 people in 2 bedrooms in main house 4 to 6 people in 2 bedrooms and open living bedroom in main house = extra 120 euros 6 to 8 people in 2 bedrooms in main house plus 1 or 2 bedrooms in annex = extra 300 euros extra 2 people in annex = 15 euros each person per day This villa is the home and creation of renowned architect Erik Petit and his family. While they would like that this space is thoroughly enjoyed during your holiday rental, safety awareness must be stressed with elements such as split levels, edges without barriers and hard floors. This property may not be ideal for children under 10 years of age or elderly people.

Please be aware:

4 to 6 people in main house = extra 150 euro!

6 to 8 people in main house and annex = extra 400 euro!

Extra weekly charge for (optional) air conditioning = 100 euro in main house and 200 euro in annex!

Size Sleeps up to 8, 5 bedrooms
Nearest beach Fuzeta 17 km
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 1.7 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Faro airport 20 km, Nearest railway: Tavira 15 km
Notes Pets welcome, 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 Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 2 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (4), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking


A small rural market town nestled in the hills north of Tavira and south of São Bras de Alportel. Santa Catarina is surrounded by small villages within beautiful settings of Mediterranean woodland and scrubland, which reflect the changing seasons, rural lifestyle and indigenous wild life…an ideal environment for Walking, Horse riding, Bird watching and observing nature.

Winding brooks and fields of wild flowers can be enjoyed from January through to July. Spot wild Terrapins basking in the sun on river beds, Otters and Kingfishers among the verdant riverine vegetation and wild Oleander and Thyme.

On higher ground one can have great panoramic views of the ocean and valleys beyond, flushed with Cistus, Eucalyptus, Rockrose, Cork-Oaks and Wild Olive trees along old rural paths flanked by typical vegetable plots and Dryland Orchards.

During summer and autumn months, the countryside bares its rich clay earth and the hilltops offer respite from the heat with gentle sea breezes and shade from the majestic Carob, Oaks and Maritime Pine trees. This typical Mediterranean woodland is home to a variety of flora and fauna including Golden Orioles, Turtle Doves, Bee-Eaters, Iberian hares, Red-legged Partridge, Genets and Wild boar. Santa Catarina hosts a local farmers market on every fourth Sunday of the month. Here you can sample traditional barbeque chicken and buy locally produced woven baskets, honey, chouriço, fruit and vegetables amongst an array of other things.

There are several local restaurants offering good value traditional cooking. Restaurant O Monte is perched on a hill in the valley of Umbria - the owner and chef, Anna Lidia, serves generous courses of daily dishes, specializing in wild game.

Meander through the timeless villages of Corte do Vidreiro, translated as the glass cutters' village with a resident glass maker who exhibits and sells her wares. Sample local 'Firewater' Aguadente in the tavern of Varzeas do Vinagre and take up the opportunity to ride horse-back through the hills of Aceifão with a local guide who can show you some off the beaten track attractions. The higher points of Agua da Tabuas and Mesa da Cume offer great view points and nature reserves with many walking paths, also leading to a couple of great restaurants, namely, Mesa da Cume and Bemparece.

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25 Oct 2013


"architect's house with wonderful view"

Nice house in a very beautiful garden. Very quiet location. Host very friendly. we really enjoyed our stay.
Not for family with young children

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Calendar last updated:12 Jun 2014

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