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self-catering East Algarve Escapes

East AlgarveMoncarapacho, Faro, Portugal. Tel: +351 910 536 045   Email   Website

Hello and welcome to our beautiful home. We have 3 well appointed double rooms with own balcony and 2 bathrooms. Ria Formosa is 5 minutes away, we are located between Fuseta and Tavira. Easy access to the 60+km of the Ria.

Birds you are likely to encounter are Greater Flamingo, Eurasian Spoonbill, Kentish Plover, Audouins Gull among many others. Truly a birdwatchers delight.

Other amenities we offer are a quiet sitting room, entertainment area and 6 person jacuzzi which is great for the cooler months.

We look forward to hosting you in the coming season.

 ** Please note that when looking at our website do remember that there are three seperate rooms and each room is listed individually.

self-catering Monte Horizonte - Alentejo

Monte HorizonteHerdade do Seixibal, Cx Postal 3576, Aldeia dos Chãos, 7540-060 Santiago do Cacém. Portugal Tel: +351 269 825 383 or +351 961 406 417 (Mobile)   Email   Website

Monte Horizonte is ideal for birders and birdwatching as we have seen over 80 different birds on our property alone. The bird hide is free for our customers.

Monte Horizonte is a fully licensed rural tourism. On our property of 50 acres we have 6 holiday cottages available with all their own privacy. Visit the steppes, the ocean, lagoons, forests, cliffs and an estuary, all this in less than a 1 hour drive. This guarantees a large amount and variety of birds.

Click here for details of our birding holiday

self-catering Quinta da Saudade - Algarve

The bottom poolVale de Parra, Near Albufeira, 8200-421, Algarve, Portugal. Tel: +44 (0) 20 8673 1027 or +44 (0) 794 165 3311   Email   Website

The Quinta da Saudade is a small British-run estate of privately-owned villas occupying approximately twenty-four acres about five miles west of Albufeira. Nestling in the peaceful country setting of an old hillside farm estate and set amid orange, almond and olive trees, the Quinta is about forty-five minutes drive from the Airport at Faro.

The nearest beach, less than two miles away, is a magnificent long stretch of sand, bounded by dunes, where it is always possible to escape the crowds, even in August. There are two swimming pools, a children's play area and pool, tennis court, restaurant and bar, mini-golf course, table tennis and petanque.

The Riding Stables at the Quinta have some fabulous horses that are available for gallops across the dunes or slow hacks through the countryside.

There are attractive country walks in the vicinity and there is a wetlands nature reserve nearby with a wealth of bird and plant life not commonly found in the UK. Purple Heron, Little Bittern, Alpine Swift, Bee Eater, Red Necked Night Jar, Azure Winged Magpie and more.


self-catering Waterside Flat - Algarve

View from Waterside FlatWaterside Flat, Cabanas de Tavira, Algarve, Portugal. Tel: 00351 914 434 687    Email   Website

Sleeps 2. Front-line air-conditioned//heated apartment with an uninterrupted view of the Ria Formosa and the sea beyond. On the first floor (with lift) of a small block, only a few paces from the water's edge. A birdwatcher's paradise, with good walking or cycling on the Ecovia which runs through the village.

A compact flat which is perfect for two, you'll love the balcony's view of boats and nature. Inside, the decor is light and bright with terracotta floors, natural fabrics and lots of thoughtful touches to ensure your comfort. Two minutes' level walk from Cabanas village. You don't even need a car!

self-catering Vista Florida - Algarve

Vista FloridaApt 32, Sitio do Malhã, 8366 - 908, Alcantatilha, Portugal. Tel: 00351 282 449 127    Email   Website

Lovely two bedroomed villa in a quiet countryside location, yet close to all amenities in central Algarve.

Ideal base for birdwatchers.

The 8 acre garden has a natural spring which attracts a wide variety of birds and wildlife Salgados Lagoon is only a ten minute drive away.

self-catering Casa Luzia - Algarve

Quinta das Salinas 24, Tavira 8800-737, Algarve, Portugal. Tel: 00353 868385278    Email   Website

Casa Luzia and the salt pansCasa Luzia is a modern, luxury 4-bed villa with private pool located on the edge of historic Tavira. It has a rural aspect overlooking the Rio Formosa Nature Reserve.

The "salinas" or salt-pans are a two minute walk from the villa. Avocets, Black-winged Stilts, Kentish Plovers and Little Terns breed in the salinas, while Greater Flamingos, Eurasian Spoonbills and large numbers of migratory birds stop here.

See further details on our website. Plenty for family and non-bird watchers also.

self-catering Casa Flor de Sal - Ria Formosa Nature Reserve

Casa Flor de Sal Bias do Sul, P-8700-067 Moncarapacho. Tel: 0045 6060 3125   Email   Website

Casa Flor de SalCasa Flor de Sal lies in Ria Formosa Nature Reserve and enjoys seas views and a seclusion rarely found along the Algarvian coast. Many birds stop here on their migrations between Africa and Europe.

The house, a large farmhouse in 4500sqm of land can be rented as one or as two separate units: (4+1) and (10+1)

The location is attractive also for non-birding partners and children - it is a wonderful area for walks, golf, beach, or relaxing by the pool.

self-catering  Quinta da Ra - Tavira, Eastern Algarve

Contact Tel: +44 (0)1651 863149.    Email   Website

Quinta Da RaLarge luxurious villa with fabulous private swimming pool. Set within 4 acres of delightful grounds bordering the lagoon of the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve and its wonderful bird life.

Quinta da Ra is the perfect sunshine retreat, offering peace and tranquillity, but within easy reach of the Historic Town of Tavira, glorious sandy beaches, traditional Portuguese villages and restaurants, golf, tennis and horse riding.

Fully equipped to the highest standard with 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, sleeps up to 6 people.

self-catering  Rio Torto - Northern Portugal

Rio Torto, Fontoura Nr Valenca, Northern Portugal, 4930-258. Tel: 00351 251 837254 or 44 1 624 613350      

Rio TortoVisit for an overview of area, eco-friendly tourism including great walking, photography, golfing, motoring, cycling, bird watching, wetlands, marine habitat, camping and other experiences for all abilities, travelling options, maps, many useful links and accommodation..... & a lot more. Hundreds of photos.

Northern Portugal is an area of outstanding natural beauty, this area boasts a wealth of diversified plant life spectacular scenery and close to the Spanish border. Situated near the river Minho where you will discover a birdwatchers paradise.

self-catering Casa Pinheiro - Pinheiro, Luz de Tavira, E. Algarve

Contact Details: Gardeners Cottage, Kingscote, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8XY
Tel: 01453 860663      

Casa Pinheiro Casa Pinheiro appeals to people looking for a relaxing holiday in beautiful, peaceful, unspoilt surroundings.

Set in 5 acres of land running down to a tidal lagoon where local fishermen moor their colourful boats, Casa Pinheiro lies in a tranquil undeveloped part of the Algarve at the heart of the Ria Formosa nature reserve. 

Wonderful bird life (see website). 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms. Sleeps up to 8 people. A few golf courses nearby and many excellent local Portuguese restaurants

self-catering Quintamar - Ria Formosa

Sitio Sao Pedro 254-a, Tavira 8800-255, Portugal
Tel/Fax: 00 351 963 345637    

Quintamar - Ria Formosa Three beautiful fully equipped houses with sea views set in Ria Formosa nature reserve near 12km beach islands and lagoons. Private grounds with a 275 sq metre biological swimming lake within farmland with almond, fig and olive trees.

5 minutes by car from the historical town of Tavira beaches and the fishing village of Santa Luzia

A truly peaceful location with all modern comforts. Birds on grounds: Hoopoes, Bee Eaters, Kingfishers, Egrets, Finches, Wagtails, Owls, Stilts, Redstarts, Stonechats, Linnets, Warblers. etc. Bird sanctuary close by.

self-catering Casa Rosa - Moncarapacho

Casa Rosa, Apartado 209, 8700 Moncarapacho, Algarve, Portugal
Tel: 00 351 289 794400   Fax:
00 351 289 792952   emailCasa Rosa website

Casa  Rosa, Algarve, PortugalRelax in a hammock under a carob bean tree and watch Melodious and Sardinian Warblers, Azure-winged Magpies, Hoopoe, Woodchat Shrike and Bee-eaters to name but a few!

Casa Rosa - A traditional villa tastefully converted into six fully equipped apartments. Situated in the rural eastern Algarve just 20 minutes from Faro Airport, open all the year round, we are a bird watchers paradise, being just 7km from the Rio Formosa Nature Reserve and its Greater Flamingos.

bed and breakfast Pomar Velho - Galegos

Pomar Velho, Galegos, 7330-072 Marvão, Portugal
Tel: 00 351 245 964465

Pomar Velho, Galegos, PortugalPomar Velho is a beautifully restored 250 year old English-run farmhouse/guesthouse deep in rural Portugal on the Spanish frontier. Situated in its own 5 acres in the National Park of São Mamede, it offers 4 en suite double bedrooms.

The varied birdlife includes: Griffon Vulture, Short-toed Eagle, Black Stork, Lesser/Great Spotted & Green Woodpeckers, Hoopoe, Sparrowhawk, Lesser Kestrel, Black-winged Kite, Azure-winged Magpie and Blue Rock Thrush.

self-catering Casa Juana - Tavira, E. Algarve   - Sleeps 4

Tel/Fax: 0117 9277452   emailwebsite

Casa Juana and Tavira Island, PortugalCasa Juana is a charming old Portuguese house, situated in the beautiful ancient town of Tavira on the Eastern Algarve about 30 minutes drive from Faro airport. It has been restored sympathetically and retains its original character while providing comfortable and spacious accommodation.

The whole of the coast in this area is part of the Reserva Natural da Ria Formosa, a haven for marsh & sea birds, including flamingos, Purple Gallinule, Black-winged Stilt, White Stork. Within easy driving distance the Alentejo region adds Great and Little Bustard, Azure-winged Magpie and Lesser Kestrel. This is the real Portugal, the people are warm and friendly. We are sure you will enjoy your holiday at Casa Juana. Further details on website.


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