About the property
- Villa2454 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 21 nights
Villa in Tavira, Eastern Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful Location, 15 Minutes Walk to the Heart of Tavira in Quinta Da Barra
Casa Mott is a spacious 3 bedroom detached Portuguese villa in a quiet, exclusive residential area of unique properties within easy walking distance of the centre of the beautiful city of Tavira. The villa has a professionally maintained 8 x 3 metre private swimming pool with Roman steps, gardens and terrace areas with plenty of sunbathing and relaxing space along with a BBQ.
Inside the villa sleeps 6 and consists of a large lounge with a traditional wood burner, leather sofas, LCD TV, cable TV box receiving 200 channels and a DVD player. The dining area comfortably seats 6 round the table with views over the private swimming pool. The well equipped kitchen includes an oven, hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave etc. The villa has a large double bedroom and 2 spacious twin bedrooms all of which have ample wardrobe space, aren't overlooked, have double glazed windows with insect nets and are air conditioned. There are 2 modern fully tiled bathrooms one with a shower and the other with a bath which also has an overhead shower. There is a laundry room with a washing machine in the villa.
Outside, the villa has a large slate table with six chairs in an undercover area which captures the morning sun and overlooks the garden. The large first floor balcony has all day sunshine, a sea view and has Rattan furniture to seat 6 along with a table for drinks.
The gardens include orange, lemon, grapefruit and lime trees. They are walled/fenced and the drive has a locking gate.
Free, unlimited wifi is available at the villa as are a cot and a high chair.
- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About Steve Gray
We first visited Tavira in 2006 with 2 of our children and immediately fell in love with the unspoilt city on the banks of the river, the stunning beaches and blue seas, the nature reserve in the Ria Formosa with an abundance of wildlife and of course the sunshine!! After a couple more family visits we decided to buy our first house there which is a 5 minute walk from Casa Mott. For 4 years we spent 7 or 8 weeks a year in charming Tavira. We then bought Casa Mott early in 2013 as both a family home and as a very successful holiday rental business as it had been fully booked for the summer for 10 years. In April 2014 we moved to Tavira on a permanent basis so we are always on hand to look after our guests in the villa. In 2018 we sold the villa and have been retained to manage it for our guests. We hope that you love Casa Mott as much as we do!!
Steve Gray purchased this Villa in 2013
Why Steve Gray chose Tavira
Casa Mott is a spacious private villa in a quiet residential area consisting of unique villas. The well maintained private pool is surrounded by plenty of sunbathing space. The large upstairs balcony boasts a sea view and the Rattan furniture allows 6 people to enjoy the sun all day. It is only a few minutes to walk into the centre of Tavira with a few cafes and shops enroute. Holidays in Tavira are addictive. People fall in love with it!! The small city has long held attractions which work their magic to ensure that many visitors return again and again. Tavira is unspoilt. The city is on the banks of the river, offers plenty of cafes/restaurants, stunning beaches and blue seas, the nature reserve in the Ria Formosa with an abundance of wildlife and of course the sunshine!! Tavira is an ancient town dating back pre Roman times. It stands at an important strategic position at the mouth of the beautiful River Gilao, and is divided into two parts by the river, spanned by a beautiful arched Roman bridge. It's a town of twisting streets, picturesque houses, gabled roofs, quaint churches, an exquisite main square, a riverside lined with good restaurants, vibrant early morning markets and the ruins of a Moorish castle. There are no high rise apartment blocks in Tavira!! Regular boats sail through the Ria Formosa nature reserve to the stunning island beach on Ilha de Tavira. There are numerous other beautiful beaches within easy reach.
What makes this Villa unique
Casa Mott is a very spacious, detached traditional Portuguese family villa in the quiet and exclusive urbanisation of Quinta da Barra in Tavira which is 30 minutes from Faro airport and 25 minutes from the Spanish border. It is only a 15/20 minute mainly flat walk into the centre of Tavira. A taxi home after a meal in one of the fantastic and reasonably priced restaurants is just over 4 euros. Quinta da Barra was the first urbanisation in Tavira and consists only of unique and very traditional Portuguese villas. Built around 28 years ago, Casa Mott is set back from the road and very private as it is not overlooked and is set in fenced/walled mature gardens containing orange, lemon, lime and grapefruit trees. The villa is very spacious and provides sea views from the large south facing first floor terrace. Outside there is a large pool with Roman steps surrounded by plenty of sunbathing space along with a brick built barbeque.
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A great place to stay
This villa is a lovely place for families or small groups.
The house is beautiful and well-equipped. It is in a quiet neighbourhood with a 15 minute walk of the charming town of Tavira. Steve and Allison were welcoming and helpful.
I highly recommend this rental!
Many thanks for a great review Kenn!! We are delighted that you all enjoyed your stay so much. We hope to welcome you back next time you come to Portugal.
Steve & Allison
Tavira fantastic town - we think it is one of the best towns in the Algarve
Holiday was very good and the villa was great - ideal for the four of us.
Normally we go away every year - two couples - and stay in a hotel. This is the first time we have had a villa and that was so much better - very spacious - bedrooms a good size along with the sitting room - and was great to have a sitting area outside upstairs. Ideal for the four of us as house was very spacious - so no one on top of each other - good choice.
Tavira is a fantastic town with its cobbled streets and great restaurants- the town has so much character and the Formosa is beautiful along the coast.
When we come to Portugal we always have three locations - sometimes Lisbon then a week in the west side of the Algarve then always a week in Tavira area - so will be back in a few years.
Thank you for a great review John. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at our villa!! It is difficult to put across on photos how spacious it is. Tavira is certainly a special place whether it's to stay or live here!! We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
Steve & Allison
Huge space to enjoy a lovely holiday
Casa Mott is a great villa within walking distance of the lovely town of Tavira. It has everything you need for a holiday whether its a relaxing break or a busy sightseeing break you're after. The centre of town is a 20 minute walk away with lovely streets and squares, a castle, numerous churches and a really lovely feel. Also within easy walking is the train station which travels both east and west of Tavira giving numerous options for days away without the need of a car.
Steve and Alison made the booking and arrival process very easy. They met us on arrival and showed us around, giving us advice about routes to town and places to visit. The villa was immaculate and it's the first time we have ever had a mid stay clean in a private rental.
The villa itself is in a residential area with beautiful gardens and has everything you need. The kitchen was particularly well stocked.
The pool area is great and big enough for fun family games or just lazing in to escape the heat.
It's easy to see why Casa Mott is booked so far ahead, it's a great place.
Many thanks for such a stunning review!! We are delighted that you had such a wonderful holiday and enjoyed both our villa and Tavira.
We hope to welcome you back in the future.
Steve & Allison
Great pool & roof terrace, very comfortable villa
The villa was in a great location, short walk to amenities and only a cheap taxi ride back from the town after a meal or shopping trip. We were a family of 5 adults and found that the villa had plenty of space to accommodate all comfortably. The pool was greatly appreciated as the weather was hot and the roof terrace was lovely in the evening. Steve and Allison were very welcoming so we would highly recommend this villa.
Thank you so much for your review. It was great to hear how many lovely places there are to visit around Tavira if you don't sit by the pool!!! We are delighted that you all had a great holiday!!!!
Steve & Allison
The villa was beautiful, everything you could possibly want. Pool beautiful. Garden beautiful. Tavira fantastic.
Many thanks for such a great review of our villa and Tavira!!! We are delighted that you all enjoyed your stay so much and we hope to welcome you back in the future!!
Steve & Allison
Fantastic holiday at Casa Mott
Beautiful spacious villa, spotlessly clean and well equipped. Only a short 15 - 20 min stroll into the centre of Tavira , with all its shops and restaurants
Tavira is a charming town and Casa Mott is the ideal villa
The owners Steve and Allison were there to meet and greet us on our arrival, and show us around. We were very grateful for the welcome pack they provided
We were a party of six, four adults and two children aged 20 months and four years
We had a fantastic holiday and Steve and Alison were so friendly and helpful - right from the initial booking process through to our departure from Casa Mott
Would have no hesitation in recommending this villa
Many thanks to Steve and Alison for renting us their lovely villa
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Many thanks for such a lovely review Liz!! We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed your time at our villa and in Tavira so much.
We hope to welcome you all back to Casa Mott again in the future.
Steve & Allison
It's only a 5 minute drive to the nearest beach or a 5 minute drive to catch the boat at Quatro Aguas to the stunning Ilha de Tavira the beautiful island beach overlooking the Atlantic Ocean which stretches for miles along the Ria Formosa. It offers cafes/restaurants, and areas of sun loungers to hire. Within 400 yards you will find a largely deserted stretch of lovely clean white sand with the waves rolling in from the sea. During the summer months boats also run from the centre of Tavira to the island.
Faro airport is only 30 minutes away. The Spanish border is around 20 minutes drive. Seville airport is about a 90 minute drive.
There is an excellent train service from the local station which is a 10 minute walk away and runs the length of The Algarve. It is also possible to pick up a connection from Faro to take the mainline train to Lisbon and Porto.
Taxis are easy to book and not expensive. We have a local firm that look after Casa Mott guests. They charge 4 - 5 euros to/from the centre of Tavira. They also offer discounted airport transfers in private taxis for our guests.
A car is by no means essential as shops/cafes/restaurants are all within a few minutes walk but may make life easier if you want to go further afield.
Tavira centre is less than a mile, the nearest beach is about 1.5 miles, Tavira Plaza shopping centre is also under a mile.
It is around 30 minutes to Faro from Tavira.
Water parks are about 30 minutes away and golf less than ten minutes. There are at least 5 golf courses within a 20 minute drive.
Rates & Availability
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Booking Notes: Payment is by bank transfer either directly to us or, if you want to pay the Owners Direct booking fee which adds 5-8% to the cost, then click the online payment option on the site as this automatically adds it to our rate and transfers the payment to our same bank account!!! Please contact us by email or by telephone on mobile number 0044 7834 175536 if you require any further information. 25% non refundable deposit required on making the reservation. The balance is due for payment a minimum of 8 weeks prior to arrival. If the reservation is made less than 8 weeks prior to arrival then full payment is required when making the booking. We also require a £250 breakages deposit when the balance/full payment is made. Prices include a welcome pack, gas & 150 kws electricity/week. We also accept payment in Euros. Changeover Day: Changeover day is on a Saturday during peak season with arrival after 4pm and departure by 10am. If you would like to enquire about other days please ask and we will do our best to be flexible. We will be there to meet you on your arrival. Notes on prices: We also accept longer term rentals during the November - March period with prices from £995.00/month. Please email us if you are interested in spending your winter in the sun!!