Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
The Villa - Casa Al-Baraka
Casa Al-Baraka is a 3 bedroom newly built villa with a pool and has all the amenities required for a comfortable stay, it is situation up in the hills 10 minutes drive north of Tavira. The villa has stunning views across the hills and valleys of the area and is a wonderful quiet retreat for relaxation. In the temperate months of the year the surrounding hills make it ideal for walking. A restaurant is only 5 minutes walk, make our order in the morning and its all ready for you in the evening! Really good country food. A cash and carry that stocks most things and has an oven for baking fresh local bread is 5 minutes from the house. Although the villa is in the quiet location of Vale do Junco, the beautiful town of Tavira is only a 10 minutes drive away.
This spacious villa has a large open plan lounge that is bright and airy, a dining area that seats 8 people and a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine, microwave and a family size oven. There are two double bedrooms and a large twin bedroom, a bathroom and shower room on the ground floor and a large shower room on the first floor. All the bedrooms have air-conditioning and a wood stove for the cold winter nights.
There is a poolside terrace outside and a Portuguese built-in barbecue. The pool is 10 x 5 metres with ample deck chairs.
When the villa was built it was agreed that all services and care for the villa would be done by local Portuguese. The villa is cared for by my neighbour Odelia and her husband Jose, this is the original family from this area, its been a pleasure to know such welcoming friendly local people. Much of the rental income will be invested back into the property to make it more energy efficient, for example solar panels is the next project and a water tank for collecting rain water for watering plants is also planned.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro 55 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Casa Al-baraka is spacious and stylish throughout. On the ground floor is a large open plan sitting area. The dining area has seating for 8 in front of full-length glass doors that open out on to the pool terrace. On the ground floor is a double bedroom and a spacious twin bedroom. Upstairs you will find a a double bedroom, bathroom and a large terrace. All rooms have air-condition.
|Further details outdoors|
There are terraces outside all of the downstairs rooms. There is also an outside dining area and a built-in barbecue. Beautiful views over the hills and the near-by hamlet.
The Algarve region
There is a local shop which is 5 minutes walk away, and a local restaurant less than 10 minutes walk up the hill. Be sure to order your meal the day before if you want a choice. Outside the hottest months of July and August, Casa Al-baraka is excellent for walking in hills and river valley. Tavira is 10 minutes away with all the attractions for a perfect holiday
Tavira is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful towns in the Algarve. A Roman bridge links the two parts of the town. The old part of the town has numerous buildings that retain the Moors influence on architecture. There are numerous restaurants and bars in Tavira which is getting increasingly more sophisticated then when I first got there ten years ago. This does not mean it has lost its small town charm, but just that there is more on offer for visitors these days. You can still visit many small restaurants that offer good food at reasonable prices. The speciality of the region is of course grilled sardines and other fish, brought fresh to your table for selection, other dishes are Cataplana and Steak on Stone.
Catch a ferry to the Ilha do Tavira for a day out to this beautiful island beach, ferry crossing from Tavira are regular and all the year round. There are other beaches all along the coast both west and east of Tavira some of which are Cabanas, Manta Rota and Barril.
Golf has really taken off east of Faro and there are some excellent golf courses in the east such as Quinta do Ria, Quinta do Cima, Benamor and Colina Verde.
Options for visiting Spain
Spanish border is only half an hour away and Seville an hour and fifteen minutes on the motorway, a day trip to Seville is well worth it.
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1 Apr 2014
"Excellent Villa - wonderful location"
Casa Al Baraka is located about 15 minutes drive (at the speed I was going anyway!) out of Tavira, which itself is only about 30-40mins from Faro. Excellent directions were provided by the owner and the Villa was easy to find. As you climb up the hill, you get a great view of the surrounding countryside and start to notice the peace and quiet around you!
We were met by the lovely Yolanda, who provided basic info and showed us where everything was, including providing directions to the nearest supermarket - it was a lovely warm welcome!
The villa itself is well equipped. The kitchen has everything you could possibly think of plus extras (there was even a baby bottle steamer for my nephew!). There was plenty of comfortable seating, 3 good size bedrooms and 3 bathrooms - perfect when travelling with your mum, sister, nephew and partner! We never felt 'on top' of each other - there was plenty of space.
The outside space is really excellent - the barbecue area was just great and we used it several times over our stay, while the pool was lovely (although a little chilly in March, but that didn't put off my other half from Swimming everyday) - but even just lounging on the patio area with the loungers and chairs provided was great. There was everything you could need - blow up rubber rings, buckets and spades, lounger cushions, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher. All the cleaning products were well stocked too, as well as some staples in the kitchen cupboards (salt / pepper etc) - really handy!
Tavira itself has plenty of good restaurants to sample and it's just a lovely area to spend a week or two on vacation! You definitely need a rental car to access the villa and I would recommend if you're going in a group to even get a 2nd car to allow freedom of movement.
I would thoroughly recommend - plus there is only mobile reception - no 3G or internet available so you really can escape from the rat race! Just what I needed!
31 Dec 2011
"Spacious villa with great pool area and beautiful views"
We really enjoyed our stay here. The villa was really spacious and the owner very helpful and friendly in correspondence. The pool area is particularly good, with a large pool with feature trees and overlooking remote hillside. It is about 10-15 minutes drive into Tavira, with some great beaches nearby. A car is essential, but there is a friendly local rustic restaurant a short walk away.
30 Oct 2011
"Beautiful idylic setting at one with nature"
From the moment of arriving at this idlyic property you begin to unwind from the stresses of city living. Set in the hills it is the perfect place to let your mind and body relax.
The property is spacious and has all modern facilites to allow for cooking etc. There are no noisy neighbours to contend with and relaxing by the pool is really heaven on earth
Although set in the hills the drive to the town of Tavira is easy and pleasant especially the smell of orange blossoms along the way.
I could not ask for a more perfect location to be
28 Oct 2011
"Lovely, quiet location - a great place to relax away from the crowd"
Loved the quietness of the area and the wonderful views over the mountains. Ideally located for us as it was within 15 mins of the beach which allowed us to spend time during the day at both the beach and villa. Well equipped house and friendly owner ensured a very pleasant stay. Car hire is essential and would absolutely recommend Anna's restuarant at the top of the mountains - great view, service and food!
All in all a nice location for people who enjoy their own company and appreciate the privacy the location affords.
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