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Spacious, private family villa, in peaceful surroundings, minutes from Tavira

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bed villa, sleeping 6, WiFi, internet tv, broadband, private pool

Luxury three bedroom villa with private pool on its own in a quiet countryside location. The villa sleeps six people comfortably and only a 25-minute drive from Faro airport and only approximately 20 minutes from Spain. Three double sized bedrooms, master bed having king sized bed and en-suite shower-room, family bathroom, fully fitted modern kitchen, dining /sitting room with internet TV and DVD player. Outside there are three terraces two secluded upstairs and one around the pool area where there is also a large brick built barbecue with shaded dining area. The swimming pool measures 9m by 5m & benefits from integral steps, making it suitable for children. The villa is approximately 5 kilometres from the medieval town of Tavira (with it's 37 Churches !) and local beaches. Three 18-hole golf courses are only 10 - 15 minutes drive away and offer superb golf in unspoilt surroundings.

Tavira: Tavira is a very old picturesque town steeped in history with lots to see a castle, churches, monuments, Roman and Moorish architecture. It has a new fish market where you can buy fresh fish, salads, meats etc daily, except Sundays. Tavira has numerous bars and restaurants, but it is also worth visiting the surrounding villages and towns for the local ambience as well. There are numerous beaches all within 5-10 minutes drive, although a car is not essential, it is advisable. Golfers will enjoy the four local golf courses all within 10 to 15 minutes drive from Casa Margarida. Other courses such as Castro Marim & Quinta da Vale (designed by Seve Ballesteros) just outside Vila Real on the border with Spain, are slightly further away but are still within 30 minutes drive. If you have any questions regarding golf, please feel free to call/email Simon.

Weather: Fact, did you know that the Algarve enjoys the mildest, sunniest winters in mainland Europe, daytime temperatures average 16 degrees centigrade (61F).

Escape the crowds associated with summer season and enjoy lovely warm sunny days during the winter months - don’t forget your T-shirt, shorts and sun cream!!

More Details
Registration Number : 23969/AL

Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Simon

I'm a 50 year old accountant who bought Casa Margarida using an inheritance.

Simon purchased this villa in 2006

Why Simon chose Malhão

I chose the villa because of the unique combination of locality to Tavira, with all it's cobbled streets & atmospheric backstreet restaurants....local beaches....& motorway junction. And yet it is totally silent due to being set down in a little valley.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Simon,

we spent wonderful days in your house. 😁

The reception of Rachels college was very friendly. She shows us everything und gives us helpfully tipps of the area.Also the checkout was very comfortable.

The house ist very nice. All things available. The pool ist big and we love to swim in the morning before getting breakfast on the rooftop. 😍

It was our first stay in Portugal. We like it very much.The weather, the beautiful beaches and the tasty wine and fish.

Thank you for the stay in your house.

Best regards

Pascal & Anne
Sep 2017
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Malhão Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
    Shower by the pool - outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , + en suite
  • 1 kingsize, 2 twins
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Nearest restaurant / bar a few minutes walk is the very popular Luis do Prego. Maid service and linen change weekly, beach towels NOT provided. Electric heaters for winter months, electric fans for summer months. Pool cleaned weekly. Swimming pool 9Mx5M with internal steps and shallow and deep end.


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Spacious, private family villa, in peaceful surroundings, minutes from Tavira
average rating of 4.645161 based on 32 reviews

April in Tavira

  • 5 of 5

We spent from 25th - 30th April here. Particularly enjoyed Praia Verde and some really stunning walks in the surrounding hills. Also visited Pago do Inferno (a waterfall quite close by). The walkway is now in a pretty dreadful state, but it's worth a visit. The house was immaculate on arrival and the welcome pack was appreciated (and would have been even more so if we had arrived late at night). Sadly, it was really too cold to do much swimming, but the pool was clean and a good size - but we had to take the opportunity in between large clouds when the sun was scorching! Not a drop of rain though. Overall, a great 5 days.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2009
  • Stayed: April 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious and well located

  • 3 of 5

We stayed for a week in early March 2018. The property itself is certainly quiet and also well located both for the nearest town of Tavira and also the surrounding sights.

It's a spacious place and will easily sleep six in the three bedrooms, the living areas and kitchen are also large and airy. When the weather is warm enough it also boosts a lovely roof terrace which would be great for evening drinks and dinner overlooking the unspoilt countryside.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Pleasant property

  • 4 of 5

Very well equipped. The shower in the ensuite would benefit from a door rather than a curtain and the shower head could do with a good descaling

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review......the descaling is now being taken care of.....the shower door will take some thinking about
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Well Maintained Spacious Villa in Quiet Location

  • 4 of 5

6 of us (3 couples) stayed comfortably in this spacious villa. Although in a remote area of Tavira, the town is only a 10 minute drive away. A never ending supply of hot water meant we didn't worry about being last in the shower! Modern kitchen facilities for self catering. Good pool, although a bit cold! Clean and well maintained and the manager was very friendly and attentive. The local guide provided was very accurate. D'gusta Restaurant was my favourite, especially the Chorizo. Also look out for Dom and Flo Creperie in the centre. Banana Split Crepe was delicious. Also, there is a local restaurant and bar only a 3-4 minute walk which was worth a visit. Ideal for families. I would say 6 is maximum for comfort. Make sure you visit Cabana Beach and take the ferry!!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing, well equip and lovely pool!

  • 4 of 5

Really impressed with Casa Margarida. The photos on the website don't do it justice. Lovely villa, clean and well equipped. The pool is superb, we made use of the pool and large patio area every day, so lovely and such a suntrap, not overlooked by anyone which we loved. Views from the villa are stunning, especially from the large roof terrace. We are a family of 6, plenty of space for us, property clean, tidy and perfect for our needs. Local to Tavira which is beautiful and a short drive to shops, supermarket, beach and restaurants. Would definitely recommend and use again. Thank you so much Simon!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely house and pool in great location

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from 2 most relaxing weeks at Casa Margarida.

The villa is very easily reached from Faro Airport. It took us about 30 mins. The house is on a quiet road next to a peach orchard. The house itself is large and airy and very well equipped. We loved the various seating areas. Breakfast was always out the front, lunch by the pool, dinner on the top terrace and then stargazing with a glass of wine on the second roof terrace. The pool was a good size and brilliant fun for all. The outside space was perfect for us. Tavira was a 15 minute drive from the villa and has everything you need for food shopping (Lidl, Aldi and two Portuguese supermarkets) as well as the municipal market, which was our favourite place for amazing fruit and veg. We only ate out once (daughter has a nut allergy) at the restaurant down the road. Lots of big meat and fish dishes at great prices. Nothing fancy, but good enough.

For days out we went on a dolphin tour from Tavira, which was fantastic with lots of dolphins swimming around our boat, a visit to an olive grove at Monterosa, a cork factory, a trip to barril beach, which we enjoyed too. Didn't fancy queueing for the ferry, so we went there instead. This beach has a carpark near a bridge, where you can cross the river on foot and then catch a little train to the beach or just take a little walk.

We had two really hot weeks, so mostly enjoyed chilling by the pool.

The booking process and information provided by Simon the owner was great. Thank you for a fantastic time. We are missing Portugal already.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
28 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Luis do Prego
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Luis Do Prego
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Golf: Ideally suited for several local golf courses including Benamor, Castro Marim, Quinta Da Cima, Quinta Da Ria, Jack Nicklaus's Monte Rei as well as being only 30 minutes from all of the Western Algarve courses. The newest local course in Quinta da Vale designed by Seve Ballesteros...but it's tough !


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Mobile phones normally have excellent reception. Baby cots can be provided at extra cost.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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