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Dream Location; Beautiful Ocean-View; Private Pool; WiFi

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Romantic detached cottage, with private pool, garden and beautiful Ocean-View

Romantic rural retreat - a perfect place to unwind.

(We also refer to our house with the reference number 2463984 on the same hill only 200 meters from this property, if you are looking for a location for friends)

Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the countryside; breathe the clean air, listen to the birds and the cicadas and enjoy the breathtaking views of the tranquil valley, and beyond, spectacular views of the rolling Algarve hills and glimpses of the sea. This is a tranquil and unspoilt area abundant in olives, almonds carobs, oranges and lemons (just smell the orange blossom!). There are quiet lanes and tracks for walking, and spring time, the fields are full of an abundance of wild flowers.

The cottage has 2 double bedrooms, two newly renovated bathrooms, living area, open plan kitchen and dining area, leading onto a shaded terrace with honeysuckle covered pergola and barbeque. Beyond that, the secluded landscaped garden and the beautiful pool.

Air-conditioning in the bedrooms.

Newly modernised bathrooms and kitchen (including new AEG appliances, dish washer, washing machine, microwave etc.).

Heating system: Electric radiators in living room and bedrooms. Wood burning stove in the living area.

Only 10-15mins from the blue flag beaches and 7 golf courses. Tavira only 5 minutes away

Satellite TV (UK and German)

Further details:

A contact person lives nearby and is on hand to answer any questions.

The pool is cleaned once a week.

Linen and towels are provided, however please take your own beach towels.

Changeover Day: Saturdays. Arrival times - from 3 pm, departure times - by 10 am.

More Details


Santo Estêvão Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Tiled Stove
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 1) Newly modernised Bathroom 2 ) En-Suite. Brand new
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Both bedrooms airconditioned
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
We are sorry, but no children under the age of 4 please


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

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Dream Location; Beautiful Ocean-View; Private Pool; WiFi
average rating of 4.909091 based on 35 reviews

Peaceful holiday house close to Tavira

  • 5 of 5

A wonderfully peaceful setting for this lovely house with views over the mountains. The house is very well equipped to an excellent standard. It's really helpful to have a few household essentials to get one started. Good to be only 10 minutes away from Tavira with it's many restaurants and a beautiful old town to explore. Loved the house and will be back again to Casa Boa Vista.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Even better than expected

  • 5 of 5

We arrived and found the villa had been updated with a new swimming pool and tiled surround; very airy downstairs double bedroom with ensuite bathroom and now four different outside dining areas. The house is very well equipped to a high standard. The position and outlook is tranquil with wonderful views over the hills and towards the sea.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Planning a new life

  • 3 of 5

Spent 10 days in Casa Boa Vista which is in a tranquil setting with magnificent mountain views.

Unfortunately the lounge area is very poor with a two seaterr couch and two unusable chairs so only comfortable for two people despite having two bedrooms.

The promised housekeeping/change of linen after 7 days never materialised and we were left without water for half a day even though we told the owners agent that the drain on the water was being caused by a faulty ballcock. It was unfortunately inferred that we were using too much water.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The water problem was a result of the installation of the new pool. It has been fixed within a day. Housekeeping new linen etc. is supplied every Saturday unless the guest only stay for less than a week. Usually rent is only offered from Saturdays to Saturdays. So this is not an issue going forward.
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Wonderful accomodation in idyllic setting

  • 5 of 5

This was our second holiday at Casa Boa Vista and the villa has been upgraded (not that it required improving) by the addition of a third bedroom with en-suite and beautiful rooftop terrace with views of the hills and the sea. This is the most tranquil spot in the wonderful Portugese countryside for the most perfect romantic/relaxing holiday, while the towns and islands of Tavira and Olhao are only a short distance away and are fascinating to explore. the owner's father is available in the adjacent villa with a friendly welcome and advice and this property is very highly recommended for anyone wanting a perfect holiday away from loud tourist resorts.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A nice place to be in peace

  • 5 of 5

A very nice place a few km from the sea, in the middle of the mountains. Excellent views, quiet and peaceful. I can only recommend the Casa Boa Vista to all those who wish to stay away from trodden paths and busy/noisy tourist centers. Here you find the peace and authenticity that is very hard to find these days. To me: Portugal at its best!

We will definitely be back again.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Casa Boa Vista - it is a beautiful cottage. Wonderful location, stunning views and very peaceful. The weather was perfect. We enjoyed the nice furnishings and comfort of the cottage and loved to have some UK t.v. as well. The garden, pool and terrace are wonderful! It was truly relaxing.

Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dr. Rainer Lange
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a fantastic time, your cottage is great, the views are fabulous and the pool was a big hit with the girls. We hope to return again at some point in the future.
Jun 2011
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Faro 25 minutes ride
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Benamor, Quinta Ria, Quinta Cima only 10 minutes
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Tavira 5 minutes ride
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Tavira 3 minutes ride
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Vela II
Car: necessary

Casa Boa Vista is situated on the top of a hill looking over the Asseca valley with breathtaking views on the hills and the sea.

Only 5 minutes drive from the beautiful historic town of Tavira, with its river, churches, art galleries, restaurants, bars and supermarkets. The nearest beaches are Barril, Fuzeta, Tavira Island and Cabanas, the nearest is approx 10 mins drive. Tavira Island has been voted one of the top 10 in the world for families! All of the beaches are on the 'Ria Formosa' nature Reserve and are thus very clean with excellent facilities.

Places of interest include local east Algarve villages and small towns, such as Sao bras, Vila Real de Sto Antonio, castro Marim, and further afield, Mertola, Alzejur, Serpa and Beja in the Alentejo.

From this property it is easy to take a day trip to Spain. The lovely border town of Ayamonte is not far by car (only 20 minutes), and once there you can sample the delights of another country, including wine, tapas and excellent shopping. For more adventurous the vibrant city of Seville is approx. 90 minutes away.

Nearby are three very good small restaurants serving excellent reasonably priced meals.

This is a perfect accommodation for golfers wishing to sample the excellent courses situated in the Eastern Algarve. Within a 20 km radius there are 7 courses to choose from. Benamor and the 2 Quintas (Ria and Cima) are the most popular and can be reached within several minutes. The prestigious new course of Monte Rei designed by Jack Nicklaus now has its first 18 holes open. Only 10 kms further on towards Spain, the challenging course of Castro Marim along with its famous country club comes highly recommended and just across the border are the Costa Esuri and Quinta do Vale courses now growing in popularity.

See the cottage on Google Earth: 37,14693 N 7,69317 W


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Payment on arrival

We are sorry, but no children under the age of 4 please

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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