WELCOME TO OUR PORTUGAL HOLIDAY HOME
SOMEWHERE DIFFERENT IN THE EASTERN ALGARVE
THIS IS OUR CASA DE MADEIRA IN THE
UNSPOILT AND TRANQUIL EASTERN ALGARVE REGION OF PORTUGAL
from just GBP 35.00 per night
This is our lovely, British owned, German designed and built Casa de Madeira is located in the small hamlet of Estiramantens, about a 5-minute drive from Moncarapacho and a 30-minute drive from Faro airport. It is the lesser known eastern area of the Algarve and as yet unspoilt by major tourist exploitation.
Discover its beautiful countryside with its wonderful nature and lovely, friendly people.
Ideal for walkers, cyclists,birdwatchers, hikers, or just couch potatoes!
It is on its own plot of rural land, in a quiet, unspoiled area, ideal for up to 4 adults, who enjoy the peace of a beautiful countryside.
The land has its own olives trees, fig trees and almond trees…..if you are there at the right time of year you can simply help yourselves.
Sea Views from the Roof Terrace
Due to its countryside location a car is essential
Our wonderful Portuguese neighbours are the Lopes family. Jorge, Eugenie and their son Helder.
They know the casa inside out and of course the area has been their home for most of their lives, however their English is still a work in progress, but they will make you welcome, help with any problems you may have and can of course contact us at any time.
The nearest “real” village is Sao Estevao , some 2 miles away. It is a small traditional Portuguese village with essential facilities like shops, café and restaurant, pharmacy and social club. It is also the location of the local “council” offices where you can use free internet, buy stamps, mobile phone credit, photocopy and receive / send mail.
There are sandy beaches nearby (15-20 min.), in Fuzeta and Barril and excellent golf courses as well. The area is perfect for walking. Recommended places to visit at only a 20 minutes drive include the charming town of Tavira with its castle ruins, many restaurants, cafes and supermarkets, and Olhão. For shopaholics the Grand Plaza at Tavira offers all you would expect from a modern shopping mall.
Only 20 minutes west of our locations is the large fishing port of Olhão, with a daily fish market, supermarkets and lots of local shops and cafes.
The Coastline of the Eastern Algarve is all about the protected nature reserve, the Ria Formosa. This is a lagoon running east from Faro to Monte Rota. The most stunning beaches on this part of the coast are offshore and access to them is by various boats and water taxis or "little train". The closest beach, 15 minutes away by car, is Fuzeta. Fuzeta is a small town with bars and cafes and restaurants and a clean sandy beach. Fuzeta has both onshore and offshore beaches.
Barril beach is only 20 mins by car, with a lovely 10 min walk to the beach, or if you are feeling a little lazy, a miniature passenger railway to and from the beach. Barril has a wonderful beach with breaking waves as well as some fine cafes , restaurants and some small shops.
Spain is just 40 mins away by car with little or no border formalities, so the area is also ideal as a base for exploring on both sides of the border. For example, Seville is only 90 minutes away.