Don't just take our word for it...
For total relaxation
In a blissful situation
It doesn't get much better
Than Casa Violeta!
“During these uncertain times, this villa offers a sanctuary from all the stresses! Complete privacy with lovely views of the hills is perfect day and night. The cottage has been upscaled further since our previous visit. Pool is great, as is the hot tub! Beautifully kept gardens and plenty of sunny/shady spots to sit and relax. Inside is wonderfully clean, equipped and comfortable. Awesome beaches about 30-40 mins drive and Tavira is great to explore. Great restaurants around too! Mags and Ian make the stay easy and perfect. Highly attentive throughout, very personable and accommodating, living only a short distance away. The welcome pack was very useful and kind, they could not do enough for you! Great service! Highly recommended.” Shaun and Lucy, Sept 2020
"Have stayed in the Algarve many times, but this is the BEST! Wonderful home from home and the extra benefits of the pool and tub. Beautiful views and easy access both East and West. Mags and Ian are perfect hosts with a great welcome hamper. Peaceful and serene environment. Bliss!" Marti and Jo, 12-21 September 2017
"Thank you Mags and Ian for such a warm welcome. We have had a fabulous time in this lovely place. Apart from the lovely cottage and fab pool and hot tub, some of our highlights have included the markets at Loule and Olhao - the wonderful original grocery store at Loule, the warm and friendly service and beautiful venue at Lagar de Mesquita, the beautiful pink palace at Estoi, drinking coffee in local cafes....All in all our first trip to Portugal has been fantastic. Stuart, Lisa and Ben, 29 August -4 September 2017
"Lovely villa. Lovely weather. Spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife. More than 40 bird species in and around the grounds. Expect to double that at least when we return at the end of August. Will never tire of watching the swallows (especially the "red-rumped's") divebomb the pool. The Golden Oriole eluded every devious tactic to get it photographed, but again - expect to rectify that in Aug/Sept. Mags and Ian deserve all the plaudits dished out by previous guests. Best welcome pack we've had anywhere! And our only two issues - a broken corkscrew and a broken boiler - were both dealt with promptly and with no fuss. In summary - we grew more fond of Casa Violeta each day of our stay and will count the days to our return." Mark and Chris, 28 May - 11 June 2014
"What a beautiful villa, everything you could need is here. A massive thank you to Ian and Mags. The welcome surprises were a lovely gift. We found the purple folder to be a must-have in the car and enjoyed all the restaurants mentioned. Directions were spot-on.... had a fantastic holiday - we will definitely be back." David, Eleanor and Amelia, July 2013
"A house and pool on top of a ridge in stunning countryside and a personal greeting from a Golden Oriole. Days passed, swims swam, meals eaten and nothing to mar the sweet pace of this place." Mike and Carole, May 2013
"A lovely week exploring this part of the Eastern Algarve. We made the most of the first few days of lovely sunny weather by the pool, exploring the trails, enjoying the lovely scenery. Thank you to Mags and Ian for making the Casa so welcoming and for their help and friendliness. What a wonderfully tranquil place to recharge the batteries! Lovely birdlife" Liz and Bob, May 2013
"A well-needed break in very peaceful surroundings. The house was everything we could have wanted. We received a very warm welcome and were very grateful for our welcome goodies which left a trip to the supermarket not so immediate. No fault could be found. The best experience we have had in the Algarve. Kids did not want to go home - we'll definitely try to come back". Emma, Ben, Meaghan, Terry and Robert, June 2013
"We have enjoyed our 10 days' stay in Casa Violeta and have been lucky to have had 9 days of blue skies and hot sunshine (especially after the lousy summer in England!). Highly recommend the fish and vegetable markets in Olhão, beach at Fuseta and "Pollo" restaurant in Sta Luzia. Also loved watching the buzzards hunting below in the valley and listening to the owls in the evenings. Many thanks to Ian and Mags for their attention and kindness" Colin and Diana, October 2012
"Our first summer holiday with our baby...a perfect retreat in quiet tranquil surroundings. We enjoyed the stunning views and watching the sun set whilst barbecuing and drinking red wine. We can't thank Mags and Ian enough for their hospitality, they couldn't have been more accommodating and friendly if they'd tried. The welcome pack was formidable and just the ticket for tired souls. Very impressed with the lengths that had been gone to to make our baby son's stay a comfortable one." Dave + Esme, Sept 2012
"Oh wow!! Came to recharge our batteries and Casa Violeta enabled us to do so by masses. We haven't done much - alternated 'at home' days with trips to the beach. Weather was fab - the whole place a peninsula of tranquility. Lots of time spent watching the swifts, swallows, housemartins drink from the pool - very aquabatic! It's so peaceful here - wish we could stay. Thanks Mags and Ian for a fab time - ideal hols - I'm sure we WILL be back" Shaun + Lucy, July 2012