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Heidi Wachsmann and Johannes KA von Zweizell

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, german, portuguese

Have a seat and take a breath of mother nature

59 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

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Quinta da Arte is a country house with 12 ha property offering dancing studio, open air theatre with 120 seats, a swimming pool, lake terraces for sun bathing, bowls, BBQ places for each holiday house, pathways with land art and four separate guest houses with own garden areas. Quinta da Arte is located in Sotavento, the south coastline of the Algarve, famous for their sea side with salt flats, marshes, beaches and sandbanks miles long. About 9km distance from Tavira, the roman-arabic Renaissance town at the river mouth of the ' Rio Gilao' and the lagoon, you find Quinta da Arte situated within the open country side, surrounded by carob-olive-almond trees and orange groves. Enjoy the panorama over rolling hills as well the splendid sea view from the top of the plot. Holidays at Quinta da Arte are something special made for people who are lovers of individuality set-up in an artistic ambience.

Quinta da Arte: Forget about the normal conceptions about holiday houses, because the owners of Quinta da Arte did this a long time ago. From the ideas of the artist and his creative partner, we created 4 individually, artfully designed holiday houses and each one has got a private atmosphere and location. The mild climate and the light as inspiration, the wish to approach nature and the just mentioned elements to us humans, we built with glass and steal or with for example colored acryl plates. Art objects in the house, around it or directly in the garden in shape of sculptures, like from artist from Cologne, which is situated in a old chalk oven, represents a memorial to the 11th of September or a row of Meditation Stones of a artist from Lisbon, just to mention two; makes our guests live with art but also in harmony with the nature.

What is worth visiting in the East-Algarve…: Beautiful beaches go on for kilometers and protected through lagoons and nature reserve areas with the most diverse bird and animal life, where even flamingos find a home, it shapes up to the “Ria Formosa”. Small castles and nature can be discovered around Castro Marim or more then 35 churches in the Renaissance City Tavira. Worth a visit in Faro is the old city center a convent and a bone-church form the Franciscans and with a nice shopping area, it is nice to go shopping and to the cafés, between lots more. The most Arabic city close to the sea, Olhao has between its beautiful big markethalls with fresh products, lots of old streets and even older little shops with a special flair. Cacela Velha is a new city in an old city with the Ria Formosa at its doors with golf courses closeby. St. Lucia, in old times one of the main spots for cuttle-fish, now you can eat “these” or travel to the sea by boat. And Fuzeta: bars, restaurants and boats.

Other nice destinations...: A destination situated closeby and very quick to get to, is our neighbour Spain. Just over the bordering river Guadiana, there is a small fairy boat from Vila Real de St. Antonio that brings you directly to Spain, even with your car, where the beautiful world of Tappas starts. Here starts the Spanish region Andalusia and the regions around the river are nice to discover and represent an own little world. The world of the Spanish, its legends, the horses and bulls in the heat, the fights between the Portuguese and the Spanish, in past times and the departure into the modern times along the white houses and the villages on hills…until El Roccio, a religious destination where once there was a brave priest, who saved the gipsys into his church, saving them from the fascists and further on Donana; a nature Reserve area with rare birds and lynx, the wide pinetree forests that goes on until Seville, one of the prettiest cities in Europe, where you need only 1h 50m driving from us.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Heidi Wachsmann and Johannes KA von Zweizell (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english, german, portuguese

Reviews

4.9
based on 59 traveler reviews

Have a seat and take a breath of mother nature
average rating of 4.8644066 based on 59 reviews
5

A big secret on Tavira

  • 5 of 5

Crush for this place so original: never seen somewhere else!

An attractive secret to be transmitted to those who look for the originality.

Unstructured houses, one oasis with palm trees, flowers, lake, swimming pool..

Possibility of sleeping under the stars, of having baths in huge bathtubs, unique architecture..

The site is very well made.

Heidi and Yohannes, the owners, are charming people.

It is the promise of unforgettable holidays!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: dear friends, thank you very much for this kind sentences about our place and your feelings about it. I am really happy that you see it like it is :a little oase in midden of nature for everyone done who likes is unice...but everything important is near by: the beautyful sea with it large beaches ,littel villages and old cities to visit. Even we know us now since several years while you and your famaly is regulary coming back to us and knowing almost all 4 houses we are renting you still say :I feel good here, I calm down, I am at home during these days of my holidays. You still discover something new by doing trips with a boat on the Guidiana river for example or visiting one of the beaches where it is everywhere different. You visit the nice city Tavira by day and by night too to listen to some music presented in the summer frame programm. or you go for diner up into the little restaurant in the hills which is one of our secretsto enjoy the view over the mountains until the sea to enjoy the simple and good food. You are a open minded famaly and you are happy when you are here. Thank you for all of your kindness too and we hope very much to see you again..... The best for all your famaly and many greetings to France. We are thinking on you. hello and a big kiss rom the little paradies!
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5

A little paradise in Algarve

  • 5 of 5

This place is absolutely fantastic. Heidi & Johannes are more than very nice: they love Portugal (even with its bureaucratic adversities), are interesting and interested and always available while respecting the privacy of their clients. I am Portuguese, have been in several places in Algarve and, after many years, found this little piece of paradise which I highly recommend although I must confess that it breaks my heart to share Quinta da Arte with the entire world. But Heidi, Johannes and Quinta da Arte deserve some generosity. Thank you for this wonderful week and see you next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guests, thank you very much for your kiendly and friendly sentences about your stay at our little paradies as it is called by several of our former guests after passing some beautyful and independent days in one of our four holidays houses we are renting at our Quinta da Arte. Even more I am happy about your words because of having portuguese poeple here enyoing the way we decided to create an inteesting and unic place in which you was diving in and enjoyed a lot. As you are working daily hard for the idea combining different countries and its poeple for an european future with all it difficulties I could feel very much your openess for different ideas of human beings and there way to impress it. My husband wanted always to live with and in with he is creating and he was building and where now our guests can spend some days of holidays in. Us are visiting all kind of different poeple of different proffessions what we really love. Our houses are choossen by our visitors of there different needs and tastes and all of them!!!!! were happy to be here and more the most are coming back to us. As our Quinta is situated near the sea and the old Reniassance city Tavira , with all the old restored buildings and the beautyness of a city situated near a river and it cafes and restaurantes with flair the guests find everything they wish to have in there time off and they love to come back into there natural,lovely houses sourrounded by olive,carob and orange trees. Be welcome again at next year dear friendly guests wriring these lovely commentary and all the other corouis guests I say hello and welcome too!
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5

Fantastic place, great area and lovely people

  • 5 of 5

We, family of 4, with a boy of 7 and a girl of 10 stayed 8 days in this wonderful place.

The whole domain is beautiful in the middle of the nature with 4 appartments around the central house of the owners Johannes and Heidi.

The house are well well located so that you don't disturb each other. We have never been bothered by anybody else. There is pool with a relax area in the center next to the main house. The pool is great to relax and read a book / magazine while the children are playing and swimming in the pool. Most of the time we were alone at the pool. So consider it as a private pool as the other guests were away during the day.

Heidi and Johannes are very nice and warm people and always willing to help and assist you with good advise. Be it with that very good restaurant or the special local market to visit.

We had a great stay and though we normally do not go back to the same place, we will sure consider this for a return.

We sure can advise this great place to anybody who is looking for a good and quiet place in the East Algarve which is not that much touristic.

Heidi & Johannes: Thank you very much for your hospitality and help. We wish you guys a lot of luck and good health.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: let me say thank you very much for this nice and kind comentary you wrote about your stay at our Quinta da Arte , about us as persons and your free days in a lovely area of portugal. I can say that guests like you, which are curious to discover, next to our own plot with it art peaces and objects as well the beutyful landscape with it laggons the beautyful sea with large beaches reached by little boats, trains or by feet to visit the nice cities around us which means Tavira-Faro-Loule-Olhao and much more, are people who really dive into the culture of Portugal and there life . And I could remark that you liked the poeple doing there best in the special time of august to be simpatic and nice and to cook well and being friendly. And portugeus people are friendly! This guests liked as well the privacy which is our Quinta which it four holiday houses are offering to poeple who like to life in nature. The two and very nice children loved the pool as all children love it and needed no more to be happy. II am sure I will see them back or I will meet friends of them in the next time at our Quinta da Arte I wish you all the best!
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5

Fantastic place, great area and lovely people

  • 5 of 5

We, family of 4, with a boy of 7 and a girl of 10 stayed 8 days in this wonderful place.

The whole domain is beautiful in the middle of the nature with 4 appartments around the central house of the owners Johannes and Heidi.

The house are well well located so that you don't disturb each other. We have never been bothered by anybody else. There is pool with a relax area in the center next to the main house. The pool is great to relax and read a book / magazine while the children are playing and swimming in the pool. Most of the time we were alone at the pool. So consider it as a private pool as the other guests were away during the day.

Heidi and Johannes are very nice and warm people and always willing to help and assist you with good advise. Be it with that very good restaurant or the special local market to visit.

We had a great stay and though we normally do not go back to the same place, we will sure consider this for a return.

We sure can advise this great place to anybody who is looking for a good and quiet place in the East Algarve which is not that much touristic.

Heidi & Johannes: Thank you very much for your hospitality and help. We wish you guys a lot of luck and good health.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Dream Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This place is like I imagined the Paradise itself. The garden is huge and beautiful; the houses are created in an artistic way- all is colored, full of imagination, modern and unique, made by stone, and iron. Amazing… You can see the sky when you are laying on the bed. The houses are clean, lovely & spacious and there is air-conditioning in each room. Heidi is a perfect host, very kind and helpful. There are many nice villages around, with nice restaurants. The beaches are very nice and differ one from another.

I had the most relaxing holiday of my life; I strongly recommend the place to anyone who desires an unforgettable vacation…

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2007
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5

Lovely place!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time, the house was wonderful and everything a person could need was there. The owners are very kind and lovely. We loved this apartment as it was the most private which we like.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for the nice comment you give here for your lovely stay at our place sometimes the shortness is saying everything! these simpatic guests are talking about the private atmosphaere this holiday house is giving our guests which they all like very much. the house is placed in midden the nature, is part of it and nobody comes there for a visit or passes there for a walk. privacy pure! it is a colourful house with a little pont in front of it has a terrace with sun chairs and shadow sheets above it so you cn have a rest there listening to some frogs and enjoying the sun and warmness. behind the house you will find a outdoor shower refershing you after sunbathing. casa das rochas has it name because of the integrated rocks( in portugues rochas) which we have left in the house when we decided to built it. they were the first inhabitants of the house ! at night nice illumination is inviting our guests to sit outsite to enjoy the warm nights having a drink and to look at the stars. as well the sculpture, a view point behind the house itself ,invites you to have a sit to look at the stars it is wonderful there. the house is situated next to the little village santa catarina where you can find a little spermarket to buy food and as well you find here a little market with fresh vegetables and other things. as well we are near by tavira a beautyful old roman city which is a must to visit and which lays next to the sea. so for all other questions i am here for you be welcome at quinta da arte.
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Santo Estevao
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Tavira
Nearest Golf
13 Kilometres
Benamor Golf
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Tavira
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Tavira
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Ilha de Tavira , Barril, Ilha de Armona
Car: recommended

Quinta da Arte is located some 11km from Tavira, which is the closest big town. The beautiful and antique Town with over 30 churches, and the oriental feeling in its streets, the antique Moorish influences and the castle from the 13th century, gives its visitors perspectives of past centuries. It is pleasant to walk through town, to chat to the locals, and to guess the proximity of the ocean. The town separated through the River “Gilao”, has charm and beauty and combines successfully modern and antique architecture. The market hall with lively busy times, fresh fish, vegetable, and fruit shops invites to stay and in the many cafés the “galão” awaits you, the milk coffee. The nearby nature reserve, the “Ria Formosa”, the long and wide beaches and cosy islands, like Ilha de Tavira, the Island of Armona and others, make Tavira and surroundings an attractive Holiday destination. Very nice as well is the nature around Quinta da Arte with the olive-carob and orange tree plantation.

Other Activities: bowls

Golf: There are now 81 holes on 5 new courses on which you can test yourself. All the courses are easily accessed from the EN 125 coast road or the A 22 motorway. In summer may be it will be too hot but very nice weather and conditions you will find in the spring and autumn time where the temperatures and the sun invites you to be outside in to the nature and playing Golf. The Algarve area it well known by people who felt in love with the climate and the conditions you will find. Not so far away is as well the famous region of Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo to reach by 40 min. drive from Quinta da Arte. But here some Golf places in beautiful nature areas: Quinta da Ria , 18 holes par 72, 6110 length m, Quinta da Cima, 18 holes par 72, 4971-6256 length m, Beamor , 18 holes par 71, 5500 length m, Castro Marim , 18 holes par 72, 5466 length m, Colina Verde , 9 holes par 28, 1145 length m.

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Rates & Availability

Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Hauptsaison
Jul 1 2016 - Sep 14 2016
3 night minimum stay
$108
$754
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Sommer
Sep 15 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$93
$654
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Nachsaison
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
$86
$600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$88
$264
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Alle Preise gelten für 2 Personen bei 7 Übernachtungen. Jede weitere Person bezahlt 35 Euro extra pro Woche.
Kleinkinder bis zu 2 Jahren sind eingeladen.
Fuer die Anmietung eines Babybetts/ Babystuhls berechnen wir je 10 Euro pro Aufenthalt.
Die Endreinigung ist im Preis enthalten.
Die Benutzung der Klimaanlage wird mit 3 Euro pro Nacht separat am Ende des Aufenthalts abgerechnet die Benutzung der Ventilatoren sind im Preis inbegriffen.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Algarve House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Schlafzimmer 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Crow's Nest
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Casa das Rochas is thought for 2 people to experience and comfort this nice holiday house. The House is situated in a private section of the land, above the Main house of the Quinta, with its own access road, which provides perfect privacy. The colours of the house express happiness and lightness and its integration in surrounding nature, with a small lake in front and a nice garden, provides many impressions. As refreshing and tempting as the external shower along the rocks there is much space to dream and to read books on the rock sofa in the house. The small terrace in front of the House invites to relax and you can say to “hello” to the frogs or watch the stars. At Casa das Rochas we also intend to accommodate small Families with 1 child until 14 years or as well two little children, that after a day at the beach return to a little oasis to refresh and to grill a fresh fish. A Futon sofa surrounds with a mosquito net can be pulled out to a bed.

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