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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. 9 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.
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.
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.