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Casa Contrabaixo

Eastern Algarve

max.  5   Guests
120m²  living area
3 bedrooms
2  bathrooms
max. 5  Guests
120m²
3 bedrooms
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Description

Not far from the exciting lagoon landscape of Ria Formosa lies a loving house that is attuned to guests seeking peace and quiet. The Contrabaixo is named after the profession of its owner, a double bass player. This suggests that it is a particularly inspiring place to stay
You reach the secluded property via a dead-end street and stand undiminished in a well-tended garden with old pine trees, palm trees and plants typical of the country. The south-facing house stands in the middle of the grounds, protected from the only neighbour by a high wall, and on the other side there is nothing but pure nature. There are various shady and sunny corners and seating areas around the house to choose from, but the most popular is the small roof terrace, from which you have an impressive 180° view and can watch the tides in the lagoon all day.
The house is decorated in a Portuguese rustic style, with personal details and selected pictures on the walls. All rooms have several windows and allow the view of nature to flow freely. There is space for up to 5 people in three bedrooms, for which there are also two modern bathrooms. The two rear bedrooms have air conditioning units that can be used for heating and cooling and are charged extra when used.
The living room in the centre of the house and the kitchen with two outside doors offer all the comforts needed. For chilly evenings or the winter season, a powerful wood-burning stove and gas central heating are available (at cost price).
On the many mild days of the year, the outdoor shower, barbecue and summer kitchen attract you, so that you almost only have to enter the house to sleep.
Just a few metres on foot and you are in one of the most beautiful places in the Eastern Algarve. The bay of Arroteia with its colourful fishing boats is still a little insider tip. At low tide you can take long walks through the mudflats, where you can discover many birds, crabs, mussel collectors etc.. And if you cross the narrow channel at low tide, you can even take a dip in the cool Atlantic. 6 hours later, the lagoon resembles a huge lake and the water reaches all the way to the shore, inviting you to splash around. A recurring natural spectacle right on the doorstep...
Licence or registration number: 13128/AL (CM Tavira)

Sleeping facilities

Bedroom 1
double bed
Bedroom 2
double bed
Bedroom 3
double bed

Rooms and Facilities

pets are allowed by agreement pets are allowed by agreement
non-smokers only non-smokers only
Wifi Wifi
TV TV
terrace terrace
dishwasher dishwasher
washing machine washing machine
fireplace fireplace
crib crib
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Arrival/Location

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Arrival and distances

beach 4 kilometer

4 kilometer

lake 0.3 kilometer

0.3 kilometer

distance to next shop 4 kilometer

4 kilometer

restaurant 0.5 kilometer

0.5 kilometer

centre of the village 4 kilometer

4 kilometer

bus station 1 kilometer

1 kilometer

distance to next airport 25 kilometer Faro

25 kilometer

distance to next railway station 4 kilometer Fuseta/Moncarapacho

4 kilometer

distance to next motorway 10 kilometer Olhão

10 kilometer


Location and surroundings of object

The holiday home Contrabaixo is located in Arroteia, a sprawling town in the district of Tavira, directly on the lagoon landscape of the Ria Formosa


free time activities

fishing
cycling
golf
canoeing
mountain biking
swimming
sailing
surfing
diving
hiking
kitesurfing
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Guidelines

Advice by the landlord

check-in: 16:00
check-out: 10:10
security deposit: 200 €
rental deposit: 25 % at time of booking
final payment: 7 weeks before arrival

additional information about rental price:

Minimum stay: 1 week (shorter stay at extra cost)

Additional costs: included, except heating costs (firewood and gas)

Pets (on request): € 30,00 per stay *

* Dogs are welcome in the "Contrabaixo". However, experience has shown that it is necessary to set some rules so that the homeowner and subsequent guests are not affected by the dog: The owner should make sure that the dog does his business outside the property. The renter brings his own sleeping bag for the dog and makes sure that this is neither on the couch nor bed or other furniture. The tenant also undertakes to return regularly to keep the apartment as free as possible of dog hair.

Cancellation terms:

  • - up to 84 days before departure of the total rental price - 83 to 45 days before departure 25% of the total rental price - 44 to 28 days before departure 50% of the total rental price - 27 to 14 days before departure 70% of the total rental price - 13 to 0 days before departure 90% of the total rental price - For early departure 100% of the total rental price


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last updated on: 07/21/2024


13 reviews

Overall assessment

4,9 from 5
4.8 amenities/facilites
4.8 value for money
4.9 service
4.8 location
4.8 cleaniless
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April 2023

Peter B. from erkelenz

5,0
5 5 5 5 5
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Dream holiday!!!

The equipment of the house and the landscape exceeded our positive expectations.

The care by the Röver family was excellent. We have already recommended the house to friends.

recommend for: holiday with children

May 2022

Horst F. from Konz

4,4
4 5 5 4 4
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Great property

We felt very comfortable. Everything was there that you need for a nice holiday.

recommend for: adventure and experience, seniors, holiday with children, cultural and sightseeing holiday

April 2022

Rolf B. from Wedel

4,6
4 4 5 5 5
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Dreamlike location

The house is situated on a large plot with plenty of privacy. Those seeking peace and quiet will get their money's worth here: birdsong, crickets chirping and you can even hear the sea roaring.
All windows have insect screens and the kitchen is equipped with everything the hobby cook needs. A boules court invites you to play. We had to heat the fireplace on some evenings, which also warms the master bedroom and the bathroom.
We had uncomplicated contact with the two "house ladies" who made us forget our messed up arrival with a nice welcome.
The only criticism and therefore not a full score: There were two usable sun loungers. What do you do with a full occupancy of 5 people?

recommend for: adventure and experience, holiday with children, beach holiday

September 2020

Regina & Jürgen from Lüneburg

5,0
5 5 5 5 5
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Always beautiful ...

During our second stay at Casa Contrabaixo we again felt completely at home
again felt completely comfortable.
The location of the house and the house itself are ideal for our needs
so we will certainly come back again.

recommend for: adventure and experience, cultural and sightseeing holiday, beach holiday

August 2020

Christine S. from Königswinter

5,0
5 5 5 5 5
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Relaxation and Recreation

We - a couple of advanced age - thoroughly enjoyed the well-equipped house with the large, idyllic garden and pebbled driveway. On the property, secluded on three sides, we could move around freely and especially make extensive use of the outdoor shower. Breakfast on the east terrace, afternoons under the carob tree, and dinner on the roof terrace with a view of the sea and later the Milky Way. During the day, excursions to surrounding castles and churches; having coffee in cozy small towns; walks in the mudflats to the open sea; sunbathing on the sandy beach; playing golf on a well-designed golf course about 15 km away (affordable green fee and low rental fee). You can surely do more activities, but that's what felt good for us. We had rented a small car from home, with which we drove around the area (even the Portuguese do not drive fast). Inexpensive shopping for daily needs, among others at Aldi and Lidl. Few tourists (except us, of course) and many extremely friendly Portuguese. Sad farewell!

recommend for: disabled persons, seniors, holiday with children, cultural and sightseeing holiday, beach holiday, romantic holiday

October 2019

Kay T. from Hetlingen

4,5
5 4 4 5
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Golden October

All good to perfect. The beach of Barril can also be reached on foot at low tide, but 6 hours later the tide comes in and the way back is blocked. A car is advisable. Definitely visit the market in Fuseta.

Simply beautiful!

recommend for: seniors, holiday with children, cultural and sightseeing holiday, holiday for singles, beach holiday, romantic holiday

September 2019

Hanno W. from Lütjensee

5,0
5 5 5 5
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Dream at the Nature Park

We were at Casa Contrabaixo for the first time. We really liked the house, the property, and the direct location next to the nature park.

recommend for: holiday with children, holiday with pet, beach holiday, romantic holiday

August 2019

Ronald S. from 18437 Stralsund

5,0
5 5 5 5
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Hervorragend

We can join the already existing positive reviews. We (2 adults + 2 children) thoroughly enjoyed our stay at "Contrabaixo". The spacious house is perfectly furnished, impeccably maintained, and also equipped in the kitchen with everything needed for self-catering. Beaches, restaurants, and shopping opportunities are only a few minutes away by car. The large property with its great garden invites you to linger, relax, and play (for the children). After the heat of the day, you can refresh yourself under the outdoor shower and prepare dinner in the outdoor kitchen. We would love to come back.

recommend for: holiday with children, beach holiday

July 2019

Carlos F. from 10117

4,4
4 5 5 3.5
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Beautiful holiday home in a natural environment

Great, quiet, close to nature environment. Not luxurious, but authentically cozy and lovingly equipped with functionality. It's a place to relax. We spent two very nice weeks here. A car is recommended.

recommend for: adventure and experience, holiday with pet, cultural and sightseeing holiday, beach holiday

June 2019

Peter B. from 76768

5,0
5 5 5 5
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We can highly recommend it.

The Contrabaixo house is located within view of the low tide and flood-influenced coastal plain of the East Algarve. Sand islands, dunes, and mudflats are located offshore. The area is scattered and confusing, but well-kept around the house. The property is large and completely fenced except for the entrance gate, which could be locked. The German directions to the house and on-site German support are very good. The house is a typical country-style summer construction with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, as well as a summer kitchen. 4 outdoor terraces provide sufficient individuality. There is no pool.

The house is clean, well-maintained, and equipped with the latest technology. Fireplace, heating, hot/cold water, gas, electricity, and is well-equipped.

A car is a must for shopping and leisure.

Contrabaixo, we stayed for 2 weeks in June 2019 with 2 well-traveled, older couples. We can highly recommend it.

recommend for: holiday with children, beach holiday, romantic holiday

May 2019

Jürgen & Regina from 21339 Lüneburg

5,0
5 5 5 5
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House for feeling good

The Casa Contrabaixo is a well-maintained house on a large plot with a beautiful garden. The house is very well-equipped and offers many beautiful seating areas outside. We mainly used the covered terrace at the entrance area and the rooftop terrace. From here, you also have a nice view of the not far away sea and the Ilha de Tavira. You can also reach Ilha de Tavira on foot from the house during low tide (tip!). We found the location of the house between Olhao and Tavira very pleasant. From here, there are many excursion possibilities.

The booking process was smooth, and the on-site (German-speaking) support excellent.

We felt very comfortable in the house and will definitely come back!

recommend for: adventure and experience, cultural and sightseeing holiday, beach holiday

August 2018

Florian from Bludenz

5,0
5 5 5 5
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Gemütliche Casa

The house is well located. Beautiful beaches within 15 minutes reachable. The house was spacious and offered enough space. Everything you need is available in the house. The terrace offers a beautiful view of the sea. We felt very comfortable!

recommend for: adventure and experience, holiday with children, cultural and sightseeing holiday, beach holiday

June 2018

Nancy S. from 82061 / Neuried

5,0
5 5 5 5
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Perfect holiday home with charm

We stayed in the house Contrabaixo for a fortnight and felt very comfortable. The house is as described and absolutely well equipped, especially in the kitchen. We simply didn't miss anything that you need for cooking and baking. There is even an electric juicer and a salad spinner.
We especially enjoyed the places on the versatile terraces and the huge garden, where we could even watch partridges and hoopoes. The proximity to the nature reserve can also be seen here in the garden. Due to the size of the property and the undeveloped plots in the neighbourhood, it is wonderfully quiet except for the cooing of the pigeons and the cawing of the blue starlings, and this relaxing soundscape of birds conjured up a very special atmosphere for the holiday.
We found the Eastern Algarve very nice as a place to live, as it offers slightly warmer water temperatures than the Western Algarve and more moderate temperatures than Andalucia. We travelled the Algarve from Seville to Cabo Sao Vicente and found the location of our house just perfect for this. We liked the beaches in Manta Rota, which can be reached in 30 minutes by car, but also the quiet beaches of the offshore lagoon islands, which are easily accessible by water taxi from Fuseta. We did our shopping in Fuseta or Tavira, where you can actually get everything you need.
A big thank you also goes to the two German ladies who were available for handing over the keys and for any problems on site and who are very easy to reach by phone.
All in all, it was one of our most relaxing and enjoyable holidays. We fell in love with the Algarve and would love to spend our holidays there again, and in the Contrabaixo house.

recommend for: seniors, holiday with children, holiday with pet, cultural and sightseeing holiday, beach holiday, romantic holiday


Contact

Company visit-eastalgarve
H. Röver

H. Röver

In 2008, we realized our dream of moving to the East Algarve, Heidi & Jens Röver. There was a life away from mass tourism, with calm people, a fantastic flora and fauna and lots of sunshine! In order to allow the residents to participate in our discovery, we initiated 'visit-eastalgarve' and were already able to welcome many enthusiastic visitors. Through our informative website , which is packed with a lot of our own photos, we would like to introduce you to the wonderful East-Algarve and to encourage you to an individual holiday. Personally, we are at your disposal for planning and processing, but also as a competent partner on the spot. You can feel in good hands, we will carefully deal with your most beautiful time of the year. Meanwhile, we have not only a long-term experience as an intermediary, but also rent two apartments in our own house Casa Formosa. Information at


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Last updated: 20.03.2024

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«Casa Contrabaixo» achieves a holiday rating of 4.9 (rating scale: 1 to 5) at 13 submitted reviews.

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