Designed to cater for its guests’ every comfort, Casa Tamareira more than lives up to its billing as a fabulously luxurious holiday home. Spacious, modern and with stunning panoramic views over the surrounding countryside, this impressive property even boasts its own full size tennis court beside a superb private pool and manicured gardens.
Casa Tamareira may be only 5 kms from the lovely resort of Lagos on the western Algarve, but its wonderful hillside location away from the hustle and bustle ensures a sense of exclusivity and tranquillity. Tall and striking and with its sleek, linear architecture, white brick pillars and wrap-around balcony, this is a villa you’ll find difficult to leave.
From high up on the Funchal Ridge, the uninterrupted views of the countryside and the Monchique Mountains to the north are simply stunning and the property’s tall patio doors and huge picture windows offer every chance to admire them.
On the ground floor you’ll find a vast lounge and dining area, flooded with light from no fewer than four sets of sliding patio doors. The furnishings are of the highest quality, selected both for their design and comfort, including plush sofas and chairs, soft rugs and atmospheric lighting. There’s no shortage of hi-tech entertainment either, with a large flat screen TV and DVD player, a superb surround sound system and a Nintendo Wii.
The fully fitted kitchen has all the appliances you could need, whether you’re assembling a simple salad or concocting a memorable dinner party menu to serve at the stylish dining table. Sliding doors lead out to a covered outdoor dining area so that you can dine outside comfortably, even in the heat of the day.
Two of the five bedrooms are conveniently located on the ground floor with a shared bathroom and patio doors leading to the outside terrace. The remaining three are found upstairs on the first floor, each with its own en suite bath or shower room and doors leading out onto the delightful balcony that runs the full length of the villa. The rooms are very tastefully furnished, the high quality beds dressed with fine linens while beautiful oak or travertine flooring creates a timeless feel. Each of the bathrooms have marble tiles and gleaming white fixtures and fittings while the larger master suite has a bath and twin hand basins as well as its own outside terrace.
Steps lead down from the ground floor to the magnificent lawn and large private pool. There’s a huge paved sun terrace where you can stretch out on a lounger and soak up the rays before plunging into the water for a heavenly cool-down. A thoughtfully designed pool house comes complete with built-in barbecue and it’s here that you’ll probably create your tastiest dishes over a chilled beer or a vinho verde.
For sports lovers, the pièce de résistance at Casa Tamareira is the pristine full size tennis court, fully fenced and fringed by pretty shrubs and palm trees on one side and outstanding views on the other. After a hard-fought contest, what better way to cool off than with a dip in your own private pool only steps away from the court?
With the resorts of both Praia da Luz and Lagos just a short drive away, spending a day at the beach, dining out or enjoying a little retail therapy are easily achieved but Casa Tamareira is a great place to come home to afterwards.
- Peaceful location on the exclusive Funchal Ridge
- Superb panoramic views
- Large, modern property fitted to a high specification
- Great pool and gardens
- Full size, private tennis court
- Five spacious bedrooms, including three with en suites
- Large, comfortable living area with TV, DVD and Nintendo Wii
- Less than 5 kms from Lagos and Praia da Luz