The name says it all.

My husband & I would like to say what a fantastic two weeks we had at Villa Tranquila.  Cynthia & Andy whilst discreet were kind & friendly & nothing was too much trouble.  The property was accurately described & was everything we hoped for. We loved every minute of our holiday. 

The Eastern Algarve is stunning.  We enjoyed the local towns & villages but especially loved beautiful Tavira.

Melanie & Lindsay, Hertfordshire, August 2016.



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We spent a fortnight in August in the villa as a family of 5. Cynthia and Andy were excellent hosts for whom nothing was too much trouble. The peaceful and relaxing setting of the villa allowed us all to unwind and enjoy a truly fabulous first-time holiday on the Algarve. The villa has all the facilities you need to make it a home away from home and is only 15 minutes by car from Tavira and the wonderful sandbars of Tavira and Santa Lucia. A truly wonderful spot! — Tim Baker, 23 Aug 2019
We spent an idyllic & relaxing week at this property in September. Everything was perfect, the house, the garden, the bedroom, the kitchen, the terraces & furniture, the pool, the roof terrace, the boules court, the dog, the cats, the neighbour owners Andy & Cynthia, the kitchen, the walks to the village for breakfast.

An excellent quality property & the location was quiet & the views beautiful. We hope to stay again, it's the best house we have stayed in in the Algarve- & we're fussy!
— The Greenings, 27 Sep 2017
Just back from a fantastic holiday at Villa Tranquila, a really nice house in a very peaceful, scenic location - ideal if you want to get away from it all, but close enough by car to all the shops, supermarkets, restaurants and beaches that this fantastic part of the Algarve has to offer.
Andy & Cynthia who although live next door are very discreet and keep them selves to themselves but are available and on hand for any enquiries or help.
A lovely place and a lovely holiday.
Thank You
— Kyle, 08 Sep 2017
We cannot rate Villa Tranquila too highly. We have just returned from our second visit to this wonderful property.If what you desire in a holiday is a peaceful location,a beautiful and well maintained house, a lovely pool with stunning views,a short drive to one of the most picturesque towns in Portugal ( Tavira) and kind and discreet owners then Villa Tranquila is the place for you.

It is simply idyllic - thank you Cynthia and Andy.

Kind regards
Melanie and Lindsay.
— Melanie Dawson-Dew, 04 Jun 2017
Your villa was just what we needed, the peace & quiet was great. I read two books in one week- I can't remember when I last did that! The kids enjoyed doing very little too.

I will definitely remember your calm haven, thanks for your quiet & accomodating hospitality.
— The Douglas's, 17 May 2017
Lovely relaxing villa in great location.

Our group of five had a wonderful relaxing time at the villa. Cynthia & Andy are great hosts, swift & accurate communication regarding directions. They left a very welcome welcome pack (including vino & croissants!) & were on hand if needed. The location is great in that you feel quite remote & not near other tourists yet a 15 minute drive & you can be in Tavira town with all the life if needed. Our two boys aged 6 & 4 really loved the swimming pool, which we had heated, & the owners pets. The villa is pacious & has all that you might need for cooking & relaxing with English tv & radio if wanted. Beaches are close by but lovely just to stay by the pool.
— Darina K, 12 Oct 2015

Really lovely house, garden & setting, looking south down a valley of olive & carob trees. We saw a hoopoe in the garden & an eagle floating above the valley. The house was very well designed & equipped. Its cooling was brilliant. our hosts were fantastic- invisible most of the time but there to give advice & insight into the area & wonderfully welcoming & kind. It was hard to tear ourselves away, even to go to the beach. It was our first holiday without children for 20 years & probably our best!
— Sarah S, Midlands, 01 Aug 2014
Lovely Property & Great Owner.

Cynthia goes out of her way to make you feel welcome (we were greeted with drinks & milk on arrival). The heated pool is lovely & the garden furniture is extremely comfortable. Internally the villa is excellent- great quality, cool, tv & wi-fi.
— Hayabslee, 01 Jul 2014
A Properly Relaxing Holiday.

We were so happy with our villa we're booking another week next Spring! The villa is located in tranquil hills that are great for walking, you can go off in any direction & there's a great view from the top! The nearest village is only 20 mins. walk away where you can find a small food market, minimarkets, cafes, basic amenties. Supermarkets are within easy car drive for self- catering & fresh food is in abundance & very reasonably priced. Tavira is lovely, clean, not too busy, with everything you need & friendly people. The villa is beautifully set up, with loads of space & is very clean & functional. The cooling was brilliant. The pool is fabulous, overlooking the fields & as we had a mini heatwave while we were there we spent loads of time in it. Free wifi was a bonus & a big tv/ dvd player was available. Though we were so busy relaxing we didn't watch it at all. We played boules on the properly- sized pitch by the pool & spent a lot of time lazing about talking & laughing. (There were 6 of us) & there was so much space we never seemed to get in each othe'rs way. The owners, who live on site, are discreet & at the same time helpful & friendly & we were glad of their presence. All in all we all agreed that it felt like a real holiday, some great time out from busy lives & would definitely recommend it & can't wait to go back!
— Lady boodles, New Forest, 01 May 2014
Amazing Location.

A beautiful villa in an even more beautiful location. We had a really peaceful break away & spent time walking around the hills & swimming in the heated pool. Everything we needed was available & the owners were very keen to help in every way. Even our two teenage children were relaxed & enjoyed boules & the pool & could still use their gadgets that needed an internet connection. Happy children, even happier parents. We will most definitely be returning & look forward to hiring bikes to explore further afield. Came home relaxed & refreshed.
— The Williams Family, Bristol., 01 Apr 2014
Many thanks for being so welcoming & making the villa so comfortable- absolutely perfect! — The Horsefields, 01 Aug 2013
This is such a wonderful haven you have made...great for body, soul & heart, a gorgeous place. — The Cowans, 01 Jul 2013
Family Holiday.

This was our second time visiting this lovely home with our two young boys. We love the quiet, rural location of the house but local shops are a short drive away & large supermarkets take no more than 20 mins. drive. The house was really spacious & comfortable. We loved spending time in the pool & playing boules. The owners live nextdoor & were very respectful of our privacy but readily available to offer us j help or advise us where to visit. We love this place so much we plan to return again next year.
— Mog H, 01 Jun 2013
It's a fantastic place you've created , we didn't want to leave such a beautiful haven. — The Williams Family, Bristol., 01 Apr 2013
We had such a good time in September- we're so pleased to be coming back again this Summer. — The Hepworths, 01 Jan 2013
We came for peace, quiet & total rest. That's exactly what we got. Thank you so much for everything. — The Francis's, 01 Sep 2011
The villa is perfect, close to beaches & sightseeing or spend your whole time relaxing at the house. I'm sitting on the terrace listening to a woodpecker- I can't believe the time has passed so quickly. — The Browns, 01 May 2011
Had a fab time- very relaxing, beautiful surroundings. Very interesting area- we felt welcome & wanted for nothing. — The Williams, 01 May 2011