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Fisherman's Cottage Nr. Tavira, Eastern Algarve - In Beautiful Fishing Hamlet, on Ria Formosa
Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 has 2 single beds. There are two travel cots which will both fit in bedroom one.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 4
Minimum age of primary renter:
- No outside music after 11-00pm please
- Please dispose of rubbish at the end of your stay.
- Please water the plants during your stay. There is a hosepipe and watering can.
The house is on the banks of the Ria Formosa which is a lagoon between the mainland and the Manta Rota peninsula and Cabanas islands. The beach is literally across the road. There are miles of open expanses of sandy beaches that are suitable for children. Even at the busiest times you have only to walk a few minutes to relative seclusion. At low tide you can wade to the beach or you can take a boat from the village. You can drive 5 minutes to Manta Rota and access the beach by foot.
Faro airport is a approximately half an hour's drive away. Lisbon is two and a half hour's drive and Cadiz, Seville and Jerez airports in Spain are all accessible. Hiring a car is advisable to get you to and from the airport and also bear in mind that the village has no shops (just a restaurant and daily mobile shops for basic provisions).
The village is a traditional fishing village. There are mobile shops that visit daily selling fish. However if you miss these then you will need to drive to the nearest supermarket (5 minutes). There is also an excellent restaurant in the village that is known thoughout Portugal for its seafood.
There are many restaurants/bars etc at Tavira, Manta Rota, Vila Nova de Cacela, Conceição and Cabanas - all 5/10 minutes drive away. The nearest food shopping is also in these towns.
You are actually in the Ria Formosa Natural Park which is very popular with birdwatchers.
Tavira (10 minutes) is worth visiting. It was described in The Independent as 'by far the most attractive town in the Algarve'.
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About Roger Down
I am English and my wife is Portugese. We have owned and let out the property for many years and my father in law manages it for us.
Roger Down purchased this Cottage in 2003
Why Roger Down chose Quinta da Ria
We bought this property for the stunning view, its direct access to the beach and because it is in such a quiet and unspoilt village.