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Casa Jardim is a delight to the senses, it offers relaxation and tranquility and yet is handily placed should you wish to venture out and enjoy some Algarve exploration.

Casa Jardim is ideal for couples looking for a peaceful and relaxing break away from the crowded resorts. Set in two acres of beautiful grounds, consisting of natural terrain and partly-landscaped gardens, with oleanders, hibiscus, agaves and palms, plus olive, carob and almond trees, the approach is down a 100m private drive, which affords total seclusion. In spring the natural gardens abound with wild flowers including many orchids.

Enjoy your own private space in our modern villa built in traditional Portuguese style. We offer the Pool Apartment and the Garden Apartment, each for just 2 people, but for a virtual villa rental, you could take both and your party would enjoy ultimate privacy, including the lovely pool.

The owners live in separate accommodation close by, so expert advice about the locality and attractions, is assured, should you wish.

The accommodation is not suitable for children.


Each apartment is a fusion of traditional materials and modern design. They are bright and spacious with a large living/dining room and fully fitted kitchen area, with double bedroom and en-suite bathroom. We offer the choice of a large double bed or twin beds. The double doors lead out to your own private terrace, with table and chairs for alfresco dining.

Both apartments have a CD/radio/tape player and a selection of CD’s, dozens of books, wireless internet access, clothes-airer, and hairdryer. An iron and ironing board are available.

A welcome pack can be provided with essentials for your first breakfast, and if you are arriving late we will be happy to book you a table at a local restaurant.

The apartments will be cleaned and linen and towels changed weekly. Fans are available in the summer, and for winter rentals, heating is provided.

Outside and surrounded by the gardens is a large 11m x 4m pool with sun-beds, and umbrellas for shade. The large BBQ and picnic table is ideal for eating out and enjoying all the fresh fish from the local markets, and lit by candles and lanterns is a lovely way to spend an evening.

The gardens have a variety of shaded seating areas from which to enjoy the slow passage of Algarve time.

Pool Apartment
Garden Apartment

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Casa Jardim is situated midway between the regional capitol of Faro and the beautiful and historic town of Tavira and just 30 minutes to the Spanish border. It is a short drive to the coast and some beautiful sand dune backed beaches in one direction, and the unspoiled countryside in the other. There are spectacular views from the surrounding hills which are perfect for exploring by car or on foot.

We are just 3 kilometres from the market town of Moncarapacho where you will find numerous bars and several very good restaurants, 2 banks, 3 cash machines, and a number of small but well stocked supermarkets. The surrounding land is agricultural with citrus trees, carobs, pomegranate, fig and almond trees.

In Estoi is the impressive 18th Century Palace and Gardens, and nearby at Milreu lie the excavated remains of a Roman Palace, with fragments of mosaics depicting mythical marine motifs. The bustling fishing town of Olhao which possesses the best fish and produce market in the area is 10 minutes away, and well worth a visit. From the harbour you can take the ferry and visit the nearby islands of Armona and Culatra. Along the seafront and in the narrow cobbled streets are more than two dozen restaurants and bars, many specialising in the very fresh locally caught fish. Most are traditional Portuguese and offer great value. The ‘prato do dia’ is excellent value at around 7€ and often includes a beer, dessert and coffee! There is also a choice of Italian and Chinese cuisine. Tavira, which is described as ‘the most beautiful town in the Algarve’ is not to be missed. The river runs through the centre and is crossed by the Roman Bridge. There are spectacular views from the ruined castle walls across a skyline of churches towards the sea.

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  The Ria Formosa Nature reserve is a protected area that stretches for many miles along the coast from Faro to the Spanish border, and includes most of the beaches. The area is home to many wild birds and is situated on the route for birds migrating between Africa and Northern Europe, and is of world ornithological importance. The reception office for the reserve is only 10 minutes from Casa Jardim. In our own garden there is a wide variety of birds including hoopoe, willow warbler, siskin, sardinian warbler, jay, greenfinch, blackcap, woodlark, skylark, robin, blackbird, sparrow, song thrush, stonechat, pied wagtail, swift, and bee eater. The swallows dip in the pool, and at dusk you will see the little owls, and possibly a nightjar swooping silently overhead. A more recent visitor is the buzzard who sits on top of a post overlooking the garden and we have even seen a short-toed eagle soaring overhead, hopefully returning to nest in the area.
  There are boat trips in the Ria Formosa from Fuzeta, Olhao and Faro to visit the islands, also trips for birdwatching, fishing, dolphin observation and snorkelling to see seahorses.
  Just the other side of Tavira, a 30minute drive away, are 3 full size golf courses; Benamore (www.golfbenamor.com) and the complex containing Quinta da Ria and Quinta da Cima (www.quintariagolf.com). 40 minutes in the other direction and there are many more, including San Lorenzo, one of Europe’s finest.

We are just 20 minutes from Faro Airport, and as a car is essential we suggest that you pick up a rental car there. Directions from the airport to Casa Jardim are easy to follow.

Rental Period
Per Night
Per Week
Min. Stay (Nights)
1January - 31March
1 April - 30 April
1 May - 31 May
1 June - 30 June
1 July - 30 September
1 October - 31 October

Prices are for the property per day in UK Pounds. Minimum booking as shown, other than that, book as many nights as you like. Changeover days are flexible to allow guests to choose the length of time they wish to stay.

Normal check out times are 11.00 and check in after 14:00. We will be as flexible as possible with these, but it does depend on the arrival and departure times of other guests. We can confirm the availability time for your apartment nearer to your arrival.

A deposit of 25% is required at the time of booking and the balance to be paid 8 weeks before arrival. For bookings made less than 8 weeks before the start of the holiday full payment is required when booking.


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Moncarapacho Museum

Estoi Images

Barril Beach

Ria Formosa Natural Park



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