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Peaceful Cottage with safe rambling country walks - Tourism Registered AL / 1612
Open plan bedroom sleeps 2 adults on made-up Emperor size double bed, quality mattresses overlayed with luxury (memory foam) Topper and, cool cotton and ironed bedlinen. A dressing area with built-in cupboard leading to ensuite bathroom
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
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.
Children not allowed
No pets - A lap dog on leash is considered.A lap dog on leash is considered.
No smoking - Outdoor ashtrays are availableOutdoor ashtrays are available
Max guests: 2
Minimum age of primary renter: 18
- Use of TINTED suntan lotions is subject to 200 Euro penalty for scrubbing off pool yellow scum line and replacing badly stained towels and bedlinen
Cleaned with disinfectant
Property has guest safety measures
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (e.g. countertops, light switches, handles and taps)
Minimum one-day vacancy between guests’ stays
Follows industry health association: Safe Travels (WTTC – Global)
Follows regional health guidelines: Clean & Safe (Portugal)
The Algarve is Portugal's holiday playground, blessed with all year around sunshine, unpolluted blue skies, and crystal-clear seas.
Summers are hot and parched dry, endless beaches with the cool Atlantic are a refuge from the heat of the day. Evenings are refreshingly cooler, and are ideal for dining out, listening traditional "Fado", some serious clubbing or simply good eating in the region’s vast choice of affordable restaurants, famous for fresh foods.
Spring and Autumn are milder and are preferred by many, still very warm mostly all blue skies with possibly a stray shower from our winter rains restoring our lush green countryside and spectacular wildflowers.
Being a winter rainfall zone, Algarve Winters are surprisingly mild, with some colder days interspersed with warm sunny skies.
Unlike central to western Algarve's bustling and crowded tourist resorts, our Eastern Algarve being protected by World Heritage wetlands and offshore islands, is fortunately spared from mega tourist developments. It consequently remains more traditionally Portuguese; the most friendly and polite people you could ever wish to meet.
An idyllic easy-going lifestyle, with village markets, festivals, uncrowded beaches, and all year wall to wall blue skies.
The region offers a wide variety of activities and entertainments, and is well served with shopping malls, regional produce, and crafts.
For a change from beach life there is dolphin-watching, scuba-diving, sailing, or surfing. You can also visit famous Oceanariums and swim with dolphins, splash away at Water Worlds or enjoy a luxury boat cruise along the spectacularly beautiful coastline. There are also options of riding a bicycle, horse riding or walking in unspoilt safe countryside.
With golf as choice activity there are Europe's top courses to hand, and in the Algarve nowhere is too far away to go.
AZINHEIRO (3Km walking distance) Is a small hamlet saddling the mountain ridge. Located in a narrow four-way crossing, is the ever-popular local snack bar "O Rissol"
ESTOI (4Km) Is the nearest prominent old town in the foothills of the Calderao mountain range. The recently restored "Pink" Palacio de Estoi is a true sleeping beauty palace and, with the Milrue Roman Temple ruins further along, well worth a visit.
MONCARAPACHO (8Km). The small town has a welcoming atmosphere, marketplace, and local pottery as well as the usual shopping amenities.
FUSETA just further along is a waterfront town, has own lagoon beach from where a short hop across by little ferry takes you to the popular Island beach.
Further on your way towards the well liked TAVIRA a town which in itself is a fast growing tourist area and well worth a visit, is SANTA LUZIA with rows of restaurants along a lovely palm lined waterfront, from where you may hire water taxis to select your own private beach paradise for the day.
Nearby a is a miniature railway, crossing marshes to endlessly long and popular island beach of BARRIL.
OLHAO (9Km) Is a flourishing old fishing town, has a tiny old harbour and jetty with small ferries and water taxis that shuttle across to the nearby island beaches such as ARMONA and COLATRA, and distant light house island of FAROL.
On the waterfront is a famous fresh fish and vegetable market, inside two huge Moorish style halls. A bustling daily market is a must see for an insight into day-to-day Algarve life. An endless choice of restaurants makes this town a seafood paradise
SAO BRAS (9Km). Is a bustling inland town nestling against the lovely outback cork tree hills. It has all the convenient shopping amenities and very affordable restaurants, along with the ever-popular phenomena Luis dos Frangos, or just "Chicken Louis"
FARO (17Km) Is the Algarve capital town and has quaint old, cobbled shopping walkways and the nearby fortressed old town is well worth a meander. The ancient cathedral bell tower provides a splendid view over the city, wetlands lagoons and inland hills.
From the small marina in the town centre, boats offer group tours of the Ria Formosa Wetland Reserve with its famous birdlife, also visit pristine island Deserta for idyllic beachcombing amid a myriad seashell.
The modern shopping mall ALGARVE FORUM on the outskirts of town offers good retail therapy with specialist chain stores, cinemas, and restaurants.
HOW TO GET THERE:
The nearest airport is Faro only 20 minutes away and is served by many budget airlines such as EasyJet, Ryanair, Jet2, Transavia etc. Several national world airlines offer direct flights into Faro as well.
The alternative Portuguese airport of Lisbon is only 3hrs drive and Seville airport in Spain is only 2 hours away, some guests take a leisurely drive to the Algarve which in itself is a lovely scenic trip with interesting stop overs on the way
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About Karl and Daphne
As a young family we had a happy 20-year trading in the remote Zulu Kingdom of South Africa. Being politically displaced in 1980 we left to semi-retire on the North Coast near Durban and another 15 years of “part-time-farming” our extensive Beef Ranch in remote northern Natal. Having more leisure time, we toured extensively and whilst in Europe we fell in love with the Algarve, and promptly acquired a holiday villa, which inevitably in 1995 became our permanent home. Having acquired more holiday properties to rent out we now enjoy meeting guests from around the world, many of whom are now our dearest friends.
Karl and Daphne purchased this cottage in 1992
Why Karl and Daphne chose Alcaria Cova
The Ria Formosa wetlands and offshore Islands being a protected world heritage, our part of the Eastern Algarve is fortunately spared from mega tourist developments and consequently remains more traditionally Portuguese; the most friendly and polite people you could ever wish to meet. An idyllic easy-going lifestyle, festivals, village markets, offshore islands with endless golden beaches, crystal waters and all year sunny blue skies
What makes this cottage unique
A very peaceful country locality, elevated location set in natural shrub land all around, for unwinding in ultimate relaxation. With stunning coastline sea views and the offshore islands beckon with uncrowded sun-drenched beaches Easy access to village shops and affordable restaurants, also several beaches, sport activities and entertainments just a short drive away.
- english, german, Zulu, some Portuguese and we follow Flemish Dutch