Despite a few days of unseasonable weather, we had an amazing time spent at this wonderful cottage in the hills. The views and serenity make this place along with the lovely welcoming pool. So peaceful both day and night. Terraces are great for either catching ( or avoiding) sun and the lights at night are very enchanting. Very clean and tidy with everything catered for. Absolutely a 5 star rental - enjoy!
We spent 8 nights at this lovely gite near Tavira, if you've ever read 'Driving Over Lemons' by Chris Stewart this is about as close as I can imagine to the idyllic location that's described in the book! The gite is off the main road on fairly bumpy tracks (we had a tiny Ford KA which was fine but I'd suggest not taking a nice low sports car), by the time you reach the gite you feel in the middle of nowhere. It's very peaceful and quiet, other than the sounds of the crickets, honey bees and birds. As others have said, the photos don't do the views and surroundings justice.
The gite was professionally cleaned prior to our arrival, everything was spotless including all the crockery and glasses etc.
The bed was huge, although may be a tad firm for our liking, maybe something to be aware of if you've got a bad back.
There aren't any restaurants or bars within (close) walking distance so thoroughly recommend getting a hire car to go in to nearby towns for meals etc. Cooking facilities are good at the property but there isn't an oven (not that the advert would suggest otherwise) so don't get any pizzas/oven baked things. Also, if you're a BBQ lover, there aren't any BBQs allowed because of the forest fire risk in the national park.
Anne and Georges were fantastic hosts, really genuine, lovely people. They couldn't have done more to make our stay better. If you're looking for a getaway, where you can avoid the rat race of other tourists then this is the place for you!
We had a great and relaxing time at Quinta day Murteira. We can definitely recommend it to everyone who is looking for a place to relax in nature with sounds from birds and views over the valleys. Anne and Georges are great, friendly and helpful hosts who respect the privacy of their guests at any time. Thanks to them for the great accomodation!
Incredible location, beautiful surroundings, beauty and serenity.
The house is superb, very comfortable, perfectly cleaned.
We enjoyed the fantastic views from the private swimming pool.
And the hosts were more than friendly, always ready to help.
A must in the nicer area of Algarve, near Tavira.
We stayed here as part of our 25th wedding anniversary. The host couple were fantastic and very helpful. In addition, they respected our privacy and left us to our own devices.
Our private pool was fantastic and we really enjoying walking in the surrounding area. Shopping was short drive down the road and Tavira and other Algarve locations were only 30-40 minutes away.
Would highly recommend staying here especially if you want to getaway from it all !
David and Rhona (Canada)
This is such a great place to stay. if you like countryside listening to the birds and having amazing views it takes some beating. The casa de campo has everything you need plus TV, wifi. The pool was so good to dip into after a hot day out and about. You may notice the odd tractor coming up the valley but just wave at the farmer they are very friendly ( one day we had a tractor and a moped come up the valley!). What made it even more magical was sitting out of an evening and gazing at the stars with the finca, pool etc lit with small lamps.
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