WELCOME TO YOUR PORTUGAL HOLIDAY HOME
THIS IS OUR CASA DE MADEIRA IN THE
UNSPOILT AND TRANQUIL EASTERN ALGARVE
from just E40 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.
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.
The chalet has a large veranda with table and chairs for relaxing or eating and views of the countryside. Sun loungers are also available. There is a separate outdoor barbecue for guest use.
There is a fabulous roof sun terrace with spectacular sea views and the use of a large sunshade.
The chalet is approx 80 m2 consisting of a combined living room/ kitchen and dining room with dining table and chairs.
There are two main bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with 2 single beds as well as a mezzanine floor which can also be used as a sleeping area. Inflatable mattresses can be provided for this on request.
There is TV with some English channels and a DVD player.
There is a fully fitted kitchen with everything one may need for preparing breakfasts and snacks and meals. There is a microwave, kettle, coffee maker, toaster, juice press, gas hob & electric oven, fridge with a freezer compartment and utensils.
The bathroom has a toilet, washbasin with electric socket; electric towel warming rack, shower cubicle and a hair dryer is supplied. There is also a washing machine and a hot water heating system.
Towels are supplied and changed twice weekly and bed linen changed weekly.
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 and can 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 Fuseta and Barrill, 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 and the large fishing port of Olhão.
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 or 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 an onshore beach and offshore beaches accessed by various shuttle boats.
Barril 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 at just E1.50. 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 mins away.
We’d also recommend the longest zipline in the Iberian peninsular at Alcoutim ( right on the Rio Guardiana….which forms the border with Spain.) About 40 minutes away it is the only zipline in the world that crosses between two countries. The ride was E 15.00 in 2014 and includes the short river crossing from Portugal to Spain to take your ride. There are no border controls. You need to book in advance (local numbers is 0034 670 31 39 33 or firstname.lastname@example.org . ) The owner and head man is English and REMEMBER that your appointment time is 1 hour AHEAD of Portuguese time!!!
Because of this time difference the operators brag, with tongue in cheek, that it is the FASTEST zipline in the world…as when you return to Portugal in after your 2 minute “flight” , you have GAINED an hour !!!
AVAILABILITY AND PRICING ( Red dates are already booked)
Low Season 21 Dec -19 March : E35 per night
Mid Season 20 March - 20 June and 22 Sept - 20 Dec : E40 per night
High Season 21 June - 21 Sept : E55 per night
50% Deposit required in GBP or Euros
Minimum Rental 7 nights
Please Enquire about availability by email here. Or call in UK (44) 01745 886769 or 07786 627 837