Set in a quiet location, amidst acres of orange groves near the Gilao River and Natural waterfalls at Monihos da Rocha. The villa is situated 2 km north from the centre of Tavira, one of the Algarve's loveliest towns, which although popular, has retained its ancient architecture and tree shaded squares. The villa is ideal for a family or golfing group seeking a relaxing holiday. From a tranquil base, there is much to enjoy. Cultural strolls around Tavira, or ferry boat trips to fantastic beaches on offshore islands. Leisurely drives through the countryside or jaunt across the border to savour the Splendour in Seville.
The villa has marbles tiles throughout the ground floor. The lounge/diner is comfortably furnished with a sofa, 2 armchairs, dining table and chairs, an open fireplace, Satellite TV and VCR and has access onto the patio. There is a super private swimming pool to refresh sun-scorched bodies, and to the side of the patio there is a built-in barbecue ideal for those group evening meals with grilled sardines washed down with local wine. There are two ground floor bedrooms, a twin plus a double. These share a full bathroom. Upstairs, there are two twin bedrooms and a bathroom. All bedrooms have built-in wardrobes. The Kitchen is equipped with a gas oven with 4 rings, fridge-freezer, microwave and washing machine. Tranquillity, relaxation, unspoilt countryside, an enchanting town and sensational beaches are all to be found in and around the villa.
Lounge / Diner with Digital Satellite TV (basic channels), VCR, DVD Player and CD / Radio Stereo
Kitchen with full sized gas oven with 4 rings, fridge-freezer, microwave, washing machine, ironing board and iron
4 bedrooms: 1 double bedroom and 3 twin bedrooms, all with built in wardrobes
2 bathrooms (bathroom towels and hair dryer provided)
Maid Service: twice a week
Private Swimming pool: 10 metres by 5 metres (Shallow End: 1m 20cm, Deep End: 2m)
Large tiled patio area with sun-beds and sun-umbrellas
Built in barbecue
3km from centre of Tavira, one of the Algarve's most beautiful towns
5km from fabulous stretch of sandy beach of Tavira Island accessed by a short and enjoyable ferry ride and Pedras de El-Rei Beach
3 Golf courses nearby: Benamor (5km from villa), Quinta da Ria (12km from villa) and Quinta de Cima (12km from villa)
35 km from Faro Airport
Restaurants: variety of local restaurants and some international restaurants in Tavira, with excellent and well renowned fish restaurants in nearby Santa Luzia.
Shops: some antique, ceramic and gift shops and a several boutiques in Tavira.
Nightlife: the Docas Bars, Bubibar and Ubi Discotheque are popular nightspots, and there are several pubs and bars beside the river and throughout Tavira town
Public Transport: Some 15 trains and at least 8 express buses run daily between Faro and Tavira (30 to 50 minutes)
Guests must arrive after 4pm and depart before 11am
Why not make the most of your villa holiday and spend a few days working on your golf swing. There are many excellent courses available in the Algarve. The villa is set near 3 of the newest Eastern Algarve golf courses, Benamor (5km from villa), Quinta da Ria (12km from villa) and Quinta de Cima (12km from villa). This allows maximum time on the green, be it a full round, a club competition, or just making profitable use of the extensive practice facilities. It's amazing what the Mediterranean sun on your back can do to your game, and whatever your handicap you'll be inspired the courses.
To download an information pack in Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF File - 2.1 Mb) please go to http://www.gostay.biz/downloads/vila-alecrim/infopack.pdf Area Details A trip to the main town of Tavira, a historic tuna fishing port, is a must. Tavira is one of the Algarve's oldest and most beautiful towns. It's a quirky gem with a hilltop castle, 39 surviving churches and chapels, jumbly houses, towers, medieval battlements and famous roman bridge. Elegant cafes spill out onto streets lined with feathery pepper tress and its restaurants serve the best seafood on the coast. There are plenty of cosy restaurants to relax and enjoy the wonderful selection of fresh seafood accompanied by the famous Portuguese wines. Illa da Tavira (Tavira Island) 2km from Tavira, is an island beach connected to the mainland by ferry. Walk 2km beside the river to the ferry terminal at Quatro Aguas or take the (summer-only) bus.
Portugal's sunny southern coast continues to cast its magic over all those who visit the area. The Algarve boasts around 100 miles of golden sandy coast washed clean by the azure Atlantic waters and is claimed, by some 320 days of annual sunshine. That's a pretty attractive proposition for a holiday destination especially when coupled with a reputation for being an international playground for sun worshippers and sporty types alike. Getting around is easy, the roads are good and it is almost impossible to get lost since practically all the coastal towns and villages lead off the main arterial route stretching from Cape Vincent in the West to Villa Real in the East. The Portuguese are a warm and hospitable people with a cuisine which owes much to its seafaring legacy. The sardines are legendary and the port superb. Combine this with picturesque villages, glorious beaches and a low cost of living and you are pretty well set for very, very good holiday. Travel Details Some 15 trains and at least 8 express buses run daily between Faro and Tavira (30 to 50 minutes).
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