Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

Self catering 3-bed villa. Peaceful location nr Tavira, Portugal. Great views, full mod-cons, private pool.

Casa Marta is a comfortable three double bedroom house, built in a simple Portuguese style. It boasts great views of the Atlantic and the nearby hills and it offers full mod-cons, from fully equipped kitchen, through air conditioning, to a private swimming pool and a large, secluded garden.

Its location really is stunning - up a little lane in an area of soft hilly terrain, with an abundance of cork, almond, carob and olive trees and only a couple of neighbours nearby. The local restaurant - in a real, Portuguese style, serves locals and tourists alike with generous portions of local delicacies.

The villa is only 4km away from the beautiful town of Tavira, where supermarkets, restaurants, bars, etc. can be found. Tavira in itself is worth a visit, or two, as it is charming and really friendly. You'll find you can access one of the many beaches from there.

There are many more activities for you to dabble in, from golf, sailing, tennis, horse riding, windsurfing, through to local festivals, markets and other events. For more information, visit

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Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 2 en suites
Nearest beach Ilha de Tavira 5 km
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Faro 25 km, Nearest railway: Tavira 4 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated)
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double Beds (2), Single Beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

The villa has three double bedrooms - two double beds, and one twin. All of the bedrooms are large and two of them are en-suite. The master bedroom, upstairs, is en-suite and has access to a private terrace on the first floor. The twin room is also upstairs and en-suite.

The second double bedroom is downstairs, with the third bathroom adjacent, offering an easy access to those with limited mobility. All rooms, including the lounge, have air-conditioning, heating and the living room also features a fire place. There's satellite TV, a DVD and CD player, radio and complimentary wifi, as well as comfortable leather sofas and glass doors directly onto the terrace.

There is a large and fully equipped kitchen, including a dishwasher, and a separate dining room.

Further details outdoors

Casa Marta is of simple Portuguese style. There's a drive to the back of the house, with a garage and plenty of outside parking.

The terrace overlooks the private swimming pool and a patio area around it, which features a brick BBQ, an outside shower and a bench shaded by a large, 300-years-old olive tree. There is ample space for sun-loungers and garden furniture. The bottom of the patio, behind the olive tree, opens up onto a large garden.

Further details

Welcome pack is provided.

IMPORTANT - smoking is only permitted outside.

Cot and high chair are available - please enquire.

The Algarve region

East Algarve is tranquil and beautiful, with a relaxed atmosphere and fantastic amenities. It is also generally cheaper than many other European destinations. The weather is warm and mild in winter months, while in the summer temperatures can reach 40C in the sun. May, September and October aren't as hot; however, June to August are pleasant due to the steady Atlantic breeze.

There is plenty to do in the area. The more active types can enjoy golf, tennis, horse riding, water sports and many more other activities. If you are interested in history and architecture then you will be spoilt for choice. The old town in Faro, the Moorish Silves Castle or the stunning Estoi Palace are just a few of the nearby attractions.

If you feel like venturing further afield, you could make a day trip to Spain. Drive to Villa Real De San Antonio and take the short ferry crossing across the river to Spain. You could also go to Gibraltar or the stunning Seville. And if you would rather have a truly Portuguese experience, why not visit Lisbon, which is now only 3 hours away by express train from Faro.


Tavira is one of the most architecturally beautiful towns in the Algarve. Its old buildings, narrow cobbled streets and historical sites give it a charming character that will come to embrace you. Its sandy beaches can be accessed by a small boat, which ferries people all day.

Other nearby towns are also worth a visit – try Olhao and its markets (on water front) full of fresh, local and cheap produce. Cabanas and Pedras del Rey – small fishing villages are also worth a visit, as well as Santa Luzia, where you are guaranteed to find catch of the day in almost every water-front restaurant.

The Portuguese seem to believe in simple but fresh food. You will find many basic-looking restaurants but don’t be put off by their appearance, as they tend to serve the best food and, often, very cheap. Try the Taberna Basillio (just by Casa Marta) – often praised by our guests. There are plenty of good restaurants in central Tavira, Luz de Tavira, Olhao and pretty much everywhere with tables and chairs will serve decent food.

Every town also has many festivals and market days throughout the summer. Tavira, as an example, will hold popular saints festivities through June, a handicraft festival in August and a folklore one in September. However, there are plenty of towns and nearby villages’ celebrations pretty much all summer and you are almost guaranteed to come across a street event every weekend. The Tavira market day is every third Monday of a month.