We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
other travellers have booked this property

Casa Violeta, Cova da Muda

Visited by Tripadvisor
Cottage -
2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 4
Sao Bras de Alportel, Faro District, Algarve
Casa Violeta is an ideal retreat for families and friends seeking peace and tranquility in an authentically rural private setting in 'real Portugal'. There's a comfortably furnished sun terrace above the exclusive secluded swimming pool heated year-round free of charge to 23C enabling winter swimming. (ideal for sun worshipping); a west-facing shady garden with a barbecue plays host to a hot tub (free unlimited use) from which wonderful sunsets can be watched while sipping a cooling drink.

As well as four sun loungers by the pool there are 2 double hammocks in the garden. Four brightly painted and comfortable Adirondack chairs range along the end of the pool for relaxing view gazing.

The house, built in 1931, is full of character in authentic rustic style with thick walls for coolness and archways encouraging breez...
Read more
Listing #HL201078
About the Owner
Charlotte B
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2012
Reviews from our community
Write a ReviewReviews (3)

1 - 3 of 3 reviews

Reviewed 12 October 2017

If your looking for a beautful location in the stunning countryside but within easy reach of the attractions of the Algarve why go anywhere else??? We won't :-)

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank Tony D
Artyfartybarty, VR Owner at Casa Violeta, Cova da Muda, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Thank you Anthony! And we're delighted to see you're coming back next year.

Reviewed 14 May 2017

We have just returned from a wonderful week at Casa Violeta. We fell in love with the place from the start. In fact on the first morning we woke up and started wondering if we would be able to visit again. We began to worry...More

Date of stay: May 2017
3  Thank Crunchie77
See more reviews
Reviewed 26 March 2014

Casa Violeta surpassed all of mine and my wifes expectations. The Villa was very well stocked with everything you could possible need and we particularly liked the added extras that we didnt think we needed, like the big fluffy dressing gowns. Mags welcome pack was...More

Date of stay: February 2014
1  Thank gdbh
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (5)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (7)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
Although the house was initially for four people, there's ample room for a cot which can be supplied, free of charge, along with a high chair, on application. Recently added is a child's bed in its own little area adjoining the master bedroom, so there's capacity for a family of six (ie: 2 adults, two 'grown' children (or two adults in the twin room), a small child and an infant). There's plenty of room for 5 chairs around the dining room and barbecue tables and one three-seater sofa and two two-seater sofas in the living room.The kitchen's well equipped for aspiring cooks and, as well as the usual gadgets, includes a bread making machine, food processor and an essential large ice-making machine. We have a cool box in case it's required for picnics and ex... more
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Shower
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Full
    1 Crib
    3 Twins
Show Rates

Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Please contact the manager for complete rate information.
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Enabling year-round swimming, pool heating is FREE up to 23C in cooler months - to boost heating to a luxurious 28C requires an additional Euro150 per week payable on arrival but please specify on booking. Free unlimited use of secluded hot tub always heated to 38C.

Payment should be made by internet banking transfer - 25% on booking and the balance eight weeks before the date of arrival.
Hide Rates
About the neighbourhood
Alportel, about four minutes' drive away is a small, picturesque village with pretty traditional houses and cafes and snack bars.

Sao Bras de Alportel is nearby and is a pleasant busy local town with all the shopping amenities you will need. There are well-stocked Intermarche, Lidl, Pingo Doce and other supermarkets where you can get everything under one roof. As well as excellent Portuguese restaurants there are Chinese and Indian restaurants as well as the renowned 'Chicken George' or Louis dos Frangos where you can reputedly get the cheapest and tastiest chicken and chips around. A selection of recommended restaurants will also be at the house.

There is an interesting Museum in Sao Bras which gives the story of cork production as well as many other insights into Portug...
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Faro Airport: 20.0 km
The main airport for the Algarve is Faro Airport - for further very useful information see www.faroairportsguide.com; it is 35 minutes' drive away, and is served by:
easyJet - www.easyjet.com: Ryanair - www.ryanair.com; British Airways - www.ba.com; TAP - www.flytap.com; FlyBe - www.flybe.com; Monarch - www.monarch.co.uk; Aer Lingus - www.aerlingus.com; Jet2 - www.Jet2.com;Thomas Cook - thomascook.com; Thomson - www.thomson.co.uk; BMI Baby - www.bmibaby.com amongst others.

At Faro Airport there are the usual car hire companies such as Avis - www.avis.co.uk; Europcar - www.europcar.co.uk; and Hertz - www.hertz.co.uk; but the Portuguese car hire firm Auto-Jardim - www.AutoJardim.com often gives preferential rates. Remember, if you are in a hurry, the hire car firm recommended by yo...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 20.0 km.
Nearby cities
Algarve Villas (10,409)
About this property
How do I know if the property is available?
How can I contact the owner?
How will the owner contact me?
What if I don't hear back from the owner?
How do I pay?
Is my payment insured in any way?
Do you own a holiday rental? List it here.
Extra income
Earn money by renting out your home. With no up-front fees and no contract, you keep more for yourself.
Easy to manage
Confirm bookings in one click and track everything from enquiry to check-out – even while you're on the go.
Trusted by travellers
With millions of reviews and protected online payments, TripAdvisor helps travellers book your home with confidence.
Set up your free listing
Enter dates for more accurate prices
2 guests