3 Bedroom (Sleeps 5) Cottage in Santa Catarina Da Fonte Do Bispo, Tavira

Rustic Algarve Farm Cottage in unspoilt countryside with private pool and coastal views 73863 AL (Licence)
At a glance: Child Friendly, Pet Friendly, Wifi, Air Conditioning, Parking, Private Pool, Garden.
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Owner: Ann Stammers
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  • Property Type: Cottage
  • Location: Santa Catarina Da Fonte Do Bispo, Tavira
  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3 Bedroom
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Minimum nights stay: 7
  • Low season price per week: £768
  • High season price per week: £1078
  • Average price per week:£962
  • Property Rating: 5/5 Average Rating (13 Reviews)
  • Please contact the owner directly to confirm the price and availability


73863 A/L
Welcome to Casa Vera. Set in the beautiful unspoilt mountain countryside of the Algarve with stunning views down to Fuseta and Olhao on the coast.
Casa Vera is we are told 112 years old and a traditional rustic Algarve farm cottage which retains many original features. We purchased her in April 2017 and then our journey began bringing her back to life and making her comfortable and homely for our family and guests to enjoy.
Casa Vera is named for both our late grandmothers as they were both venerable older ladies too!
If you are looking for a relaxing tranquil retreat, away from the stresses of life, but still close enough for shopping, the beach and authentic Portuguese life, Casa Vera is for you. If you are the active type the mountains offer huge and very scenic opportunities to walk, run and cycle along the quiet roads and walking trails nearby.
Casa Vera is situated near to Santa Catarina Da Fonte Do Bispo, a small typically Portuguese village, with church, grocery shops, bars, restaurants, a bank and post office. We are 35 – 40 minutes drive from Faro Airport and 25 minutes to the nearest beach at Fuseta and golf course at Moncarapacho. There is a wide range of golf courses within 30 minutes to suit all players, including Monte Rei – currently considered to be the best golf course in Portugal and the 9th in Europe.
1 minute walk just up the hill from Casa Vera is our neighbours traditional Portuguese restaurant which has fabulous 180 degree views of the coast for those days when you don’t feel like cooking – We love Maria’s food – its all homemade and completely authentic!
Running the full width of the house there is a shady veranda which allows you a quiet place to sit and relax and to take in the stunning views down to the coast.
There are 2/3 bedrooms, the main bedroom has a king size bed (which can be split into twin beds if needed) and has views of the pool terrace and beyond to the vineyard and orange trees belonging to our neighbours Manuel and Maria.
Casa Vera has a new pool terrace/bbq area with quality dining table, chairs and sun loungers. The pool is above ground and is 6m by 4m. The main bedroom overlooks the pool terrace which is ideal for any younger members having an afternoon sleep, whilst parents are relaxing close by.
We have updated with Wifi and we also have Internet TV with 300 channels and around 800 films and box sets, music and radio.
Adjacent to the main bedroom is a dressing room which also has a single bed, which is ideal for the younger people who want to be near their parents. The other bedroom has two single beds (this room has mountain views down the valley to the coast)
The bathroom has a vaulted ceiling and includes shower, wash basin, toilet and for chillier weather a far infrared mirror / heater.
The lounge also shares wonderful views down the valley to the coast and has two recliner chairs, (ideal for a snooze) and a beautiful chaise longue, Internet TV, DVD player, DVDs, games basket and a log burner for the winter.
The Kitchen has dining table and chairs, fridge/freezer, electric hob, counter top oven and kitchen appliances. There is a further log burner in the kitchen. There is access from the kitchen onto the veranda.
The store room has a large fridge freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, pool accessories, there are some additional seats and loungers and things to use at the beach. There are also a number of books – if you don’t finish one please take it home but please leave a replacement for future guests!
As well as the pool terrace Casa Vera has a lower terrace area and a shaded decking area, which also overlooks the stunning views of countryside and the coast of the Algarve.
A car will be essential but Casa Vera can be accessed easily and is just off tarmac roads.
We have a management company available to greet you on arrival or within 24 hours to assist you with anything you need – Richard and Treasa are very knowledgeable with regards to the area and can help ensure you have a relaxing time. If you require an additional clean during your stay this can be arranged.

We have recently set up a page on Facebook, which records our personal experiences since taking to jump with our Casa Vera and experiencing the Portuguese lifestyle, you will find us on Casa Vera nr Santa Catarina Da Fonte Do Bispo Algarve, Portugal. We look forward to welcoming you and joining us on our journey! Thank you Roy, Annie and Ella. #verainthesun

13 Reviews - 5/5 Average Rating

Astoundingly beautiful

By Annemeike on 21-Jun-2022

We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Casa Vera. The casa is well equipped, surrounded by lush gardens and the pooltub is perfect to cool off. So far it sounds like many casas in the Algarve. But there is nothing like the stunning views over a cup of coffee, a pastel de nata or a glass of wine from Casa Vera''''s patio. Astoundingly beautiful. Annemieke & Ivar June 2022

5 of of 5

''''Our little slice of heaven''''

By Paula Doyle on 28-May-2022

There are some places that just grab you by the heart and soul; that was Casa Vera, our little slice of heaven, a home away from home. The house is perfectly maintained, the views stunning, the pool welcoming if a tad cold. We had a barbecue by the pool, nights sitting out on the terrace and came home super relaxed, waiting for our next visit. Thank you Ann Stammers for the personal touches including a birthday cake and candle for Beau, Richard for getting our provisions and popping over to put up the sun canopy. And not forgetting Cat for being there for early morning cuddles. Would recommend this place to anyone #verainthesun Doyle family stay ( May 2022)

5 of of 5

A home far away from home

By Christine Hasebrink on 21-Jul-2021

A home far away from home. Casa Vera is a wonderful hideaway in the mountains, but close by to everything you need. Start into the day with a morning walk and breathtaking views to the coastline of Tavira and Olhão. Enjoying the silence and tranquility while you’re bird watching, relaxing in the garden, swinging in the hammock or having a swim in the pool. For lunch or dinner “Cantinho da Serra” is only one footstep away to serve traditional food and dishes. Don’t forget to take a jar of their honey with you. For an afternoon coffee the Padaria in St. Catarina is close by and lovely to sit and watch the village life. The beaches along the coast are amazing and perfect for long walks and swims in the Atlantic Ocean. Having dinner in Tavira or Santa Lucia is always worthwhile to plan in as well. But the most amazing moment was always for me… driving back into the mountains, back to the house and being out of the hustle and bustle. At night you can hear the foxes, owls and enjoy the stars.

5 of of 5


01/06/22 - 19/07/22 Mid Season 962.00 per week
20/07/22 - 31/08/22 High Season 1078.00 per week
01/09/22 - 30/09/22 Mid Season 962.00 per week
01/10/22 - 20/12/22 Low Season 768.00 per week
05/01/22 - 31/05/22 Low Season 768.00 per week
01/06/22 - 19/07/22 Mid Season 962.00 per week
20/07/22 - 01/09/22 High Season 1078.00 per week
02/09/22 - 30/09/22 Mid Season 962.00 per week
01/10/22 - 19/12/22 Low Season 768.00 per week



Children Welcome
Pets Welcome


Pantry Items
Coffee Maker
Dining Seats
Dining Room
Wood stove
Air Conditioning
Linens Provided
Washing Machine
Tumble Dryer
Living Room
Ironing Board
Video Library
Music Library
Private Pool


Away from it all
Farm holidays
Tourist attractions