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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Tavira, Faro District, Algarve

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Ben T
Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Get away from it all!”
Reviewed 17 September 2012 for a stay in August 2012
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A wonderful house in the countryside 3 miles or so out of Tavira. We went for 8 days and absolutely loved our stay there. Would definitely go back.

The house is superb, outdoor space on every level and use of space is very clever. Done out to a high standard with all the stuff you'd need.

The garden is great, with sun loungers and outdoor shower to cool off. The neighbours are not there a lot but are very friendly when they are.

If you want it you can even get fresh bread delivered early every morning by a local baker! It's is walkable into Tavira or a fairly cheap cab ride, but you would want a car to make the most of your stay and to visit other places on the algarve.

All in all a wonderful place to kick back, catch some rays, sip on a cold beer and cook up some fabulous fresh fish from the markets! What more could you want?

No wifi may be an issue for some, but for us it added to the sense of getting away from it all.

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Liked best: Tranquil location, high quality house
Liked least: no wifi
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
23 Oct 2012
Hi Ben,
Thanks!!
Vimal
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Lyn H
Bradford, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful holiday let- highly recommended!”
Reviewed 18 July 2012 for a stay in May 2012
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The house is around 30 minutes drive on the motorway from Faro airport which is great as it's away from the tourist hub of Faro but still a short drive. Parking was more than sufficient at the front of the house. We were greeted by our host Emma who was wonderful and showed us where everything was, including the secret drawer for cutlery and the hidden cupboard in the bathroom where the hairdryer was! She even showed us to the nearest supermarket, as it was after 9pm when we arrived to get some food in for dinner. We couldn't have asked for a more warmer welcome!

The house itself was wonderful, perfectly refurbished to a very high standard. The photos on the various websites don't do it justice, it's much lovelier when you are staying there! The garden was beautiful and secluded, and even though it was a short walk from the house. The outside shower is a lovely addition when sunbathing in the hot Portugal sun. We had our breakfast outside every day on the little patio outside the sliding doors of the house. There were plenty of places to sit outside- either outside the lounge doors, upstairs on the balcony or in the garden- spoilt for choice!

The house doesn't have any internet connection as it is quite remote, which at first I thought would be a negative, but it was lovely to get away from all the stress of emails and the internet. If needed, there is free wifi in the mall which we used to check directions.

Location-wise is very good- about ten minutes drive into Tavira itself, about ten minutes to the large supermarket/mall and about 5 minutes to Aldi. Would be great to hire bikes and cycle some of the journeys- a point I would bear in mind if we were to return again. It would be handy to bring a compatible sat nav with you as some of the country roads can look the same and you could find it very easy to get lost!

Overall a very pleasant stay and highly recommended house.

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Liked best: Decor, location
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 18-24
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Management Response
30 Jul 2012
Thanks Lyn.
Best Regards, Vimal
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joaoanast...
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
“Really nice country house!”
Reviewed 6 September 2011 for a stay in August 2011

The house is great, and you get a wonderful peace-and-quiet enjoyment there! It's located about a 5 minute drive from Tavira center, so while you're close to all restaurants and the beach, you're also able to get your little quite spot.

Great renovation work done at this old house. You find all the mod cons really nicely mixed with the old feeling! The land in the back is a great area to do an outdoor candle-lit dinner, or to get a few figs and almonds from the neighbour's tree :)

We've had a really great time in Casa do Vimal!

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Liked best: The location; the mix between old and new
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
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18 Sep 2011
Thanks João.
Abraco,
Vimal
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Schroeren
Monchengladbach, Germany
1 review
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Reviewed 13 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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Tavira14
Paris, France
1 review
Reviewed 5 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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Liked best: la déco
Liked least: la piscine séparée de la maison
Travelling group: En famille avec jeune(s) enfant(s)
Your age range 25-34
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Jos B
Zutphen, The Netherlands
1 review
Reviewed 13 June 2013 for a stay in May 2013
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Liked best: prachtige slaapkamer met uitstekend bed
Liked least: overlast door regelmatig geblaf van honden in directe omgeving
Travelling group: Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Nee.
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Pascal197...
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2013 for a stay in February 2013
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Liked best: comfort van het huis en de omgeving
Liked least: eigenlijk kan ik geen minpunt bedenken
Travelling group: Partner
Your age range 35-49
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