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.

Cottage ref : P160993
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Owner : Ann Stammers

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  • Property Type Cottage
  • Location Santa Catarina Da Fonte Do Bispo, Tavira
  • Bedrooms 3 Bedroom
  • Bathrooms 1
  • Minimum nights stay7
  • Low season price per week£699
  • High season price per week£980
  • Average price per week£875
  • 🌈 NHS Discount upto 10%
  • Customer rating 5.0 / 5 ( 10 reviews )
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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 (6km), 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 best 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 by road and is just off tarmac roads. Unfortunately due to the location, traditional design and construction of Casa Vera it is not suitable for wheelchair users, or those with mobility issues. Please contact if you have any questions and we will be pleased to assist.

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. Many owners charge additional fees for initial cleaning on top of the rental price - we do not. To keep our rates competitive, If you desire an additional clean during your stay you can arrange for this with our management agents Richard and Treasa and pay them directly.

We have recently set up a page on Facebook, which records our personal experiences since beginning our journey with 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.


An escape to the mountains to recharge and relax

By Rebecca Butler on 22-Aug-2020

We had a wonderful and relaxing stay at Casa Vera. The most beautiful and rustic cottage in a quiet location in the mountains. With amazing views from the terraces where you could sit and look out all day. You feel the stresses and strains of life lift as soon as you arrive.
The house is very well equipped with everything you could need. Plus the outdoor seating, pool and BBQ area are perfect for quiet relaxing days. Not forgetting the hammock & swing chair - a favourite with the teenagers!
A car is needed but nothing is very far away. To local shops or beautiful beaches, such as Monte Gordo or Berril beach. There are also some great golf courses nearby.
Our hosts Annie and Roy were on hand to support whenever needed with suggestions and recommendations. Not forgetting ‘Cat’ who we adopted and spoilt during our stay
I recommend a stay at Vera for an escape to the mountains to recharge and relax

5 of of 5

Living a dream

By Lyndsey Beck on 07-Jan-2020

The view over the valley is absolutely idyllic. I felt like I was living a dream :) we found the tranquil countryside around us to be just what we needed and every day we all enjoyed the verandah, the plants and wildlife around us and of course the sun! I felt that Casa Vera was a good central location to explore the surrounding area by car, which we really enjoyed discovering.
The beaches are the cleanest and biggest that we have experienced!
Casa Vera itself is very well equipped with everything you need for a stay including a log burner and heaters for the cooler nights (we stayed in Portugal's winter season).
All 4 of us who stayed at Casa Vera remarked on how much we loved the house - a real home from home - and on how we hope to return to enjoy Vera again and discover more of the Algarve region.
Historic building · Thoughtful amenities

5 of of 5

Fantastic holiday

By Jilly (Oh Florence) on 21-Sep-2019

We had a fantastic holiday at 'Vera'. What a lovely and well appointed holiday home. The views are stunning and although peaceful you are just a car journey away from great beaches and attractions. We loved that 'Vera was comfortable with much welcome air conditioning, a good pool and sun terraced area. Annie and Roy were a pleasure to deal with and were available to assist with any queries. We were happy with the personal touches such as soft towels -and for the teenagers a good selection of TV channels. There's a marvellous restaurant literally across the small road which offers great hospitality and excellent food. We'll be booking for next year (if Annie and Roy will have us staying). 'Vera' really is a piece of heaven.

5 of of 5

Casa Vera

By Brian And Carmel McFarlane on 16-Sep-2019

We are just back, (my husband and myself) from a wonderful 10 days at Casa Vera.
I would highly recommend this property, it was everything that the pictures on the web-site show and more, as the pictures cannot convey the atmosphere, tranquility and homely feeling which can be lacking in some holiday rentals. However it is very central, close to amazing beaches and towns so the best of both worlds.
Ann is, to use an airbnb term, 'a super host'. We had everything we needed well in advance, prior to arrival, and the phone numbers for the local team who checked in on us and were available promptly to answer questions. There were very few questions however, as everything worked efficiently and there were no problems.
It is also worth noting that this area is exceptional value for money when eating out.

5 of of 5

Idyllic retreat

By Paula on 07-Sep-2019

My husband and I have recently returned home following a week staying in ‘Vera’. We had the most relaxing break in this perfect idyllic cottage. ‘Vera’ had everything we needed for a comfortable, peaceful stay and we were really able to kick back and relax. The views from ‘Vera’ down the valley towards the coast were breathtaking and the porch was the best place to enjoy a morning coffee each day.

If you want a peaceful retreat, but within close proximity to the nearest small village then ‘Vera’ is for you.

We will definitely be booking again for next year.

Thank you Annie, Roy & Ella for sharing your beautiful cottage.

Paula & Chris

5 of of 5

Casa Vera

By Paul Vincent on 01-Sep-2019

Spectacular views down the valley to the sea.
Lovely presented property.
Ideal for an older couple like us, that didn't mind the drive to get the coast.
Quiet during the day, however was on the flight path in the morning for a short period.

5 of of 5

Would Definitely recommend

By Helen Mullett on 11-Aug-2019

Fantastic location if you like things nice and quiet and away from the busier areas, with beautiful views of unspoilt countryside in rustic and comfortable accommodation. Areas of interest only 25 minutes away and lots to see and do. Accommodation perfectly fitted out with all you need, as well as super comfortable beds and great pool. Excellent correspondence throughout with owners, even with our 'silly' questions. Would definitely recommend and would love to return in the future.

5 of of 5

Casa vera

By Lorraine on 13-Jul-2019

Absolutely stunning villa in the hills, we are a family of 4, our children enjoyed the private pool, which was a god send as the weather was amazing. If you enjoy the quiet and the sound of birds singing then this is place for you. The beach and restaurants are only a small drive away, but there is a traditional restaurant right next door.
The owners are brilliant always on hand if you have any questions.
This villa is a home from home, everything you can think of is there.
Hopefully be returning in the future!!!

5 of of 5

Casa Vera

By Jehengir Karimi on 28-Aug-2018

The most beautiful and tranquil place to stay in the Eastern Algarve. Have returned there every year for over 25 years.
Never got bored about the view and the peaceful surroundings. Getting out of the rat race gets a new meaning if you book your vacation at Casa Vera.

5 of of 5

Beautiful stay

By Mark Coates on 30-Jul-2018

We had a wonderful stay at Casa Vera in August 2018. Booking with the owner direct I was naturally apprehensive, but after speaking to Ann over the phone, my mind was put at rest. The house is set up in the hills and has far reaching views of the algarve. The owners have made sure you have everything you need for your stay and the house is well equipped. We loved the above ground pool. Having two young children it meant we didn’t have to worry about them falling in as we would with a normal pool. The beds are very comfortable with high quality linen. The house has good shutters and curtains so that you can block out the heat and light should you wish. While the house is in a remote location, you have access to several large supermarkets within 20 minutes and village stores in 10. We highly recommend Casa Vera to anyone looking for a relaxing break in rural Portugal.

5 of of 5
01/06/19 - 19/07/19 Mid Season
875.00 per week
20/07/19 - 31/08/19 High Season
980.00 per week
01/09/19 - 30/09/19 Mid Season
875.00 per week
01/10/19 - 20/12/19 Low Season
699.00 per week
05/01/20 - 31/05/20 Low Season
699.00 per week
01/06/20 - 19/07/20 Mid Season
875.00 per week
( 10% discount for NHS )
20/07/20 - 01/09/20 High Season
980.00 per week
02/09/20 - 30/09/20 Mid Season
875.00 per week
( 10% discount for NHS )
01/10/20 - 19/12/20 Low Season
699.00 per week
( 10% discount for NHS )
Children Welcome Pets Welcome
Refrigerator Hob Oven
Pantry item Coffee maker Toaster
Dining seats Dining room Internet
Fireplace Wood stove Air conditioning
Linens provided Washing machine Tumble dryer
Parking Living room Hairdryer
Ironing board Television Satellite/cable
Dvds Video library Music library
Games Books Private pool
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Tourist attractions
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