45 minutes from the airport, Casa Lia is set in three acres in the unspoiled hills of the Forest of Conceição, with beautiful views of the countryside and the sea. 15 minutes’ drive from the pretty town of Tavira with its cobbled streets and excellent restaurants. We have a choice of excellent beaches such as Manta Rota, Ilha de Tavira, Cabanas just 15 minutes away. Children's attractions like Aqua Show and Zoo Marine are a car ride away and there’s horse riding nearby at the Quinta Beldade.
The kitchen is large, well equipped and open plan with the lounge, which is very comfortable with three large sofas, satellite TV (with British, American, French, German and Portuguese channels), DVD player, stereo.
Separate utility room houses a second fridge freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. Interior of villa measures 209 square metres.
Once inside the property you'll notice that it's all on one level with no stairs in the interior, which makes it suitable for children and for those who are less mobile. It is possible to enter the villa via the steps at the front of the house or via the pool area which avoids the stairs.
We have wi-fi and the mobile phone signal is good.
The dining room/conservatory (seating 6) is adjacent to the kitchen for those times when you don't feel like dining al fresco on the terrace. There’s also a good selection of board games so you don’t get bored.
Bedroom 1 with super king size bed, plus single bed. French doors open onto the pool area. Large en-suite.
Bedroom 2 with double bed, plus single. Views over country side.
Bedroom 3 with double bed plus single. All bedrooms with air conditioning.
There are two bathrooms. The en-suite bathroom has large corner bath plus separate shower cubicle, two hand basins. Finished to a very high standard. Family shower room is large with shower unit, 2 wash hand basins. All finished to a modern high specification with beautiful tiles.
Small children will need supervision at all times in the pool as it is 1.3 meters (4 ft 10 inches deep, with only a small shallow end). It measures 7.6 metres (23 ft) in length, and 5 metres (15.3ft) across the round part. The pool is too shallow for diving. Our house manager visits twice weekly to maintain it. The patio area is sunny but the large table, seating at least 8, is shaded. There is a speaker outside so you can listen to your favourite CDs/Ipod or radio. The CD player/radio has bluetooth connectivity. The barbecue is next to the pool area. We provide 6 sun loungers and a large parasol. The setting is tranquil with no close neighbours, no traffic noise and 360 degree views over the surrounding countryside and out to sea. Perfect peace!
Utility Room: Washing machine, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, iron and ironing board.
House manager on call. All linen and towels including pool towels are provided, but please bring towels for the beach.
There are 5 superb 18-hole golf courses located within a 15-20 min drive from the villa making it especially suitable for golfing holidays, Benamor (par 71), is at the entrance to Cabanas. Quinta da Ria is a 10 min drive, also 18 holes, but a par 72, 6,110m. It has stunning views of the sea and mountains. Quinta da Cima is again a 10 min drive away with 18 holes, par 72, 6256m this time. Castro Marim is a little further, a 20 min drive and an 18-hole, par 71, 5265m. A challenging course for golfers of all standards. There is an American style Jack Nicklaus course built about 15 minutes' drive away – Monte Rei Golf and Country Club. The Algarve has 18 other courses Villamoura, Quinta da Lago, all about 40 mins direct drive on the Motorway A22. Of Course, with Spain only 20mins away there are also many more courses just across the border in Spain
Payment can be made in £s or euros via bank transfer. To secure your booking we take a 25% non-refundable deposit. The balance is payable 6 weeks before your holiday.
The price includes linen, pool maintenance, cleaning, the services of our house managers and gas for cooking and hot water. Electricity up to the amount of 70 euros is included, The meter is read on arrival and departure.
We take a refundable security deposit of £300, payable the week before you travel. Provided there are no breakages, we repay the deposit immediately upon your return from holiday. If the 70 euros per week electricity allowance is exceeded (highly unlikely) the extra will be deducted from the security deposit.
The basic price is for 2 adults plus children. There is a small supplement of £28 per week per person for extra adults.