Tavira, Algarve

A natural swimming pool and lovely young owners for friendly family apartments - walking distance from a summer boat to the beaches!


4 places


Sleeping from 5 – 8


Here are four pretty apartments and houses perfect for family and friends; from the top floors you can see the sea. The interiors are tiled and spacious, with enough stripes and blocks of colour to add life to a functional décor. Quintamar sits in the Ria Formosa: lovely farmland and trees and a 15-minute walk to a boat (summer only) or train to ferry you to the sand-spit beaches – reputedly the finest in Portugal. But the main joy is the natural swimming pool whose plants keep the water pure; bathing is in the centre, away from dense waterlilies and singing frogs! Grown-ups can loll on loungers as little ones duck and dive, or join the owners’ children on the wooden pirate ship. On arrival, kind Tamar brings you milk, fruit, rolls, jam and eggs from her hens, and there are heaps of seafood restaurants in the fishing village of Sta Luzia. Beds – super comfy – are draped with Indian spreads, sofas wear throws, wood-burners keep you warm on cool nights, the two-storey apartments have sliding doors to balconies, and patios have space for barbecues. It couldn’t be nicer.


  • 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


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


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

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 2pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Units can interconnect for parties of up to 24
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Restaurants 5-minute drive. Organic veggie box upon request, €20.


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


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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The neighbourhood

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.


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.