Quintamar

Tavira, Algarve
Self-catering


Four pretty apartments perfect for groups. A natural swimming pool, animals roaming and walking distance from a summer boat to the beaches!

Place

4 places

Sleeps

Sleeping from 5 – 8

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Quintamar sits in the Ria Formosa among lovely farmland. Trees surround yet you’re a 15-minute walk to a boat (summer only) or train to the sand-spit beaches – reputedly the finest in Portugal. Rent bikes from the neighbours and set off for the day; there are miles of coastline to explore. Free-range meat and veg boxes can be purchased – cook up a delicious picnic and eat with a big grin on your face. Bird watching, dolphin spotting, paddle boarding and kite surfing will fill your days with memories that will last a very long time.

On arrival, kind Tamar brings you milk, fruit, rolls and eggs from her hens and there are heaps of seafood restaurants in the fishing village of St Luzia. Let the kids roam the wooden pirate ship, baseball pitch and sandpit whilst you rest your bones on a sun lounger next to the pool. If you fancy an evening sampling the restaurants in the nearby town, ask Tamar about her babysitting service.

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We think you'll love

  • Swimming in the natural pool, complete with water lilies and singing frogs
  • The relaxed, bohemian atmosphere
  • Watching the kids run wild and free in this children’s paradise
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You should know

  • You might bump into a pot-bellied pig; it’s that kind of (wonderful) place
  • This is a very family friendly spot so expect little ones
  • It’s all about enjoying the outdoors; the inside spaces are simple and fuss-free

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 2pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Units can interconnect for parties of up to 24
Closed
Never.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Meals
Restaurants 5-minute drive. Organic veggie box upon request, €20.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €65
Weekly price
from €455
2 Apartments for 5
From €653 beds2 bedrooms
1 House for 8
From €754 beds3 bedrooms
1 House for 6
From €754 beds3 bedrooms

Accommodation

Reviews

Again we spent a lovely family holiday at Quintamar last spring. Actually we love this time of the year as it is all green with lots of flowers. And, not to forget, it's the time when the bee eaters are breeding. I love theses colorful birds, even more colorful than the peacocks at Quintamar. It is a lovely place, we enjoyed the peacefulness at the swimmingpool, gazing over the landscape, listening to the ocean and loved the the fruits and vegetables from the farm. Tamar is a very friendly and helpful host as well. We will definitely come back to this littole paradise.

Philippe, Zürich - schweiz

Quintamar has a charming bohemian atmosphere catering for family's, a children's paradise. Ideal for family holidays with an eco swimming lake and playground surrounded by a collection of free range animals for children to play with including 2 Vietnamese pot belly pigs and a dove cote.A short distance from local beaches in the Ria Formosa and the fishing village of St.Luzia famous for its pulpo.

Belinda, Sawday's inspector

We spent a lovely fortnight with our kids age 9 and 17 at Quintamar. Good thing about the place. Very friendly and helpful owner Tamar. The kids were busy with exploring the nature around the house and feeding the animals, the trampoline. Still very warm in October. Actually we were only 2 times at the nearby sea. The natural swimming pool in front of the house was too inviting . :-) We will get back next year.

Anthony, Zurich - switzerland

Quintamar has become our favorite place to get away and wind down from the city life. We are a family of 4. Our kids are 3 and 6. It's enough to just be sitting net to the natural pool within the beauty of nature while the kids are. Tamar, you will be seeing us again next year. Thanks again for the wonderful stay and again the great service. Peter and Anaya with Sanjay and Mary

Peter, London

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Location

The neighbourhood

Amongst olive and almond groves - you feel away from it all, yet you’re a ten-minute stroll to St Luzia with a choice of shops and restaurants. Sample the octopus; the town is famous for it! Next stop: Taviria for a day exploring cobbled streets on the banks of the slow-flowing Gilão River. Take the unique train ride across the river to Barril beach for a day among the sand dunes.

Local points of interest from Tamar Welti

  • Unspoilt nature surroundings with walking tracks on the ecovia, which runs parallel with the coast along the length of the Algarve.. Beautiful wildlife, flora and fauna to be discovered
  • Tavira, the pearl of the Algarve, within 5 minutes car drive away. Great fish restaurants and street cafes...Summer festivities include open air cinema festival in july and august, street theatre and live concerts plus many craft markets and fairs
  • Beautiful unspoilt beaches awarded the 'blue flag' for cleanliness. Dunes and many kilometre stretches of white sand beaches, reached by mini train to Barril beach all year round or by small ferry to Terra Estreita Santa Luzia beach, from april to october
  • Our organic farm products are sold in a local cooperative stall in the market of Tavira and can be ordered directly from the farm and delivered to your house or picked up.
  • We currently have peacocks, pigs, ducks, chickens, turkeys, goats, sheep, pigeons, turtles, fish and cats....most of these live in the animal enclosure or at the farm, though the peacocks and fan tail pigeons are free and the cats live in the owners house
  • Santa Luzia has great fish restaurants, mini supermarkets and cafes and bars and is within 10 minutes walk. Tavira is 30 minutes walk away. This area is ideal for walking and cycling. It is not essential to hire cars.

Introducing

Tamar Welti

The lets for this house are organised by Tamar Welti, owner of a Sawday’s Special Place near Santa Luzia: Quintamar. Her agency staff will meet and greet so you are guaranteed an excellent service.