O Pequeno Castelo
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Atlantico - excellent apartment
We stayed for 8 night stay at O Pequeno Castilo. From beginning to end the holiday was relaxing and comfortable. I was not quite clear from the website why Atlantico cost more than Romantica but it was more spacious and had a large private dining terrace with an open view - well worth the extra to us. We spent ages watching two little owls in the trees in the garden. I didn't risk the hammocks but they were sturdy.
Indeed, everything was of good quality: furniture, comfortable bed, fixtures and fittings, towels, kitchen equipment, solid pans, sharp knives etc. It was also nice to have oil, vinegar, pepper, salt, herbs, pasta in the cupboard along with coffee filter papers, bin bags, cling film etc. So many holiday rentals do not provide these but here the owners have created a home from home.
All communication with Joe and Kirsten was easy and quick. We were greeted with a bottle of wine and some fruit. They live in the main house above the two apartments and, while not intrusive in any way, were available to advise on places to eat out or visit. I mentioned that the vegetation was beginning to limit the view from the terrace and before long they were out with their secateurs!
If the apartment was excellent so too was the salt water pool with loungers and parasols. Although it was windy some days the sun was hot and the pool very welcome. The other apartment, self contained cottage and 2 letting bedrooms were occupied for most of our stay but we still had the pool to ourselves, particularly during the day as other guests went out travelling.
The village of Santo Estevao is not far but you definitely need a car to get the best out of your stay (we used drive4fun). The village shop seems to sell absolutely everything including fresh bread, cheese, meat, fruit and veg, beer and wine. We ate at the village restaurant which has a courtyard. Barbequed meat or fish were the staples, both very good. Our favourite restaurant was Luis do Prego a few miles away. It is obviously popular with expats and justifiably so. The octopus, steak strips and wild boar were all enjoyed. Nothing cost more than €12 - amazing for the quality. We also had a good meal in Tavira, a town well worth visiting.
Other places we liked were Fuseta and Estoi. We didn't venture to the beaches but other visitors did. We had a lazy time, just what was needed but Pequeno Castilo is well placed for travelling further afield in Portugal or into Spain. We have no hesitation in recommending OPC.
The perfect escapade
Who thought that we would find such a wonderful place - if only we had known we would have stayed here for our entire holiday! The apartment is very cozy and equipped with everything you might need. The Little Castle is perfectly located: surrounded by nothing but nature waiting to be discovered and yet we could see the ocean from our terrace! The small but beautiful town of Tavira is only a few miles away ( by car it'll only take you 10 min to get there) and the little village Santo Estevao is at a 10 min walk distance. Santo Estevao has a pharmacy, 2/3 cafes, a restaurant and 2 little shops where you can buy almost everything you need to make breakfast - or you can be as lazy as we were and have the hosts prepare you a breakfast you'll never forget - Freshly made orange juice, croissants, Portuguese sweets, fresh fruit and all what your heart may desire. Joe and Kersten: we could not have been better received by you, you were very helpful and gave us all the advice we needed. Thank you once again for this wonderful holiday!
George and Lisa
PS: We hope you choose to spend your holiday in this little castle and that you'll enjoy it as much as we did!
huebsche Ferienwohnung mit Terrasse sehr ruhig gelegen
huebsch ausgestattete Ferienwohnung mit privater Terrasse, Pool und Sonnenliegen (Gemeinschaftsbenutzung) .
Wir haben besonders den netten Empfang mit einer guten Flasche Rotwein geschaetzt. Genossen habe wir die bestens ausgestattete Kueche, einen halben Tag Urlaub gewonnen, keine Einkaeufe, Salz, Pfeffer Olivenoel, Tee, Kaffee, Zucker etc. etc., alles vorhanden. Wir koennen die Unterkunft guten Gewissens empfehlen.
Sehr ruhig gelegen.
Saubere Ferienwohnung mit mediteranem Charme.
sehr gut wie immer
Ruhige Lage , super Appartement mit allem was man braucht toller Pool und natürlich Jo und Kersten die immer gute Tipps für einen haben
Kann ich nur empfehlen bis zum nächsten mal
Wolfi und Evi
top einfach gut
ruhige schöne Ferienwohnung mit Ausblick zum Meer dazu einen super Pool kann ich das Pequeno Castello nur empfehlen . Jo und Kersten haben immer ein offenes Ohr und geben gute Tipps .
bis zum nächsten mal Wolfi und Evi
Guesthouse O Pequeno Castelo, the Little Castle, offers you a self-catering apartment in a friendly and homely setting. You will find us only ten minutes by car from the beach of Pedras d´el Rei and 4 miles from the picturesque town of Tavira. Santo Estevão (Saint Stephen), a typical Algarvian village is only about one mile or a fifteen minute walk along orchards of carobs, figs, oranges, almonds and olives. In the village you will find restaurants, coffee shops, mini-markets, post-office, chemist etc. Enjoy your breakfast on the veranda with a splendid view over the Atlantic. At the little castle you can enjoy your holidays in a pastoral area away from mass-tourism in a true Portuguese atmosphere. There are excellent walking tracks where spectacular scenery and gently rolling hills offer you the chance to get to know the country and its people. We are happy to share our knowledge of the region with our guests and to provide them with all necessary information.
Golf: When you see the peaceful golf courses, you will not be able to resist the temptation to break the silence with a well-struck putt. The Algarve is regarded as the European finest destination for golfers and has recently been voted the most established region of the golf travel industry. The Eastern Algarve region boasts several championship courses, both at European and World level. Tavira has six 18-hole golf courses in a radius of 30 Km. All are reachable by a free highway. Benamor has an 18-hole par 71 course, 10 minutes away from Tavira. Quinta da Ria and Quinta de Cima (each) an 18 hole par 72 course, 10 minutes away from Tavira. Castro Marim an 18 hole par 71 course, 30 Km from Tavira. There are 2 Jack Nicklaus golf courses underway which are set to become 2 of the leading golf courses in the Algarve! Golf course Benamor: The first course to open to the east of Faro lies between the Tavira coast and the uplands of the Serra de Caldeirao. It offers views southward out to the ocean and north towards the hinterland of striking hills and fertile valleys. Golf course Quinta da Ria. Golf course Quinta de Cima:is a championship-style course of great character. Running thematically through the stunning layout is a series of lakes connected by a stream which architect William 'Rocky' Roquemore has skilfully incorporated as an added challenge to players. Seniors School schedule.