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Willem and Michelle Casa das Andainas Santa Luzia


About Michelle (owner)


Michelle and Willem have been married for 31 years. She is from Montreal, Canada. Speaks French, English, Dutch and Portuguese. Her husband is from Holland and has a captain's licence and speaks Dutch, English, German, Arabic, French, Hivrit and Portuguese. They have been living in Portugal for the last 16 years with their daughter Suzanne. Casita das Andainas is their second apartment here in the Algarve for holiday rental. With their experience they aim to answer all your expectations and wishes.

Michelle purchased this apartment in 2013.


Why Michelle chose Tavira


"Years ago we discovered Santa-Luzia and found it to be an authentic, friendly small fishing village.

Walking along the boulevard on the Ria Formosa we feel that time slows down here to a peaceful rhythm.

It´s easy to enjoy simple things like a nice coffee in the morning on one of the plenty sunny terraces watching the fishermen going out to sea. Or sipping a nice wine on a peaceful evening while the aquatic birds fly once more over the lagoon to find their resting ground for the night.

This particular region of the east Algarve is known as the Polvo coast, the coast of the octopus, for most of the octopus caught in the Algarve comes from Santa-Luzia. The restaurants along the boulevard all have their own recipes for delicious octopus dishes.

The overall genuine atmosphere of the place made us decide to buy an apartment for tourist rental and, eventually, our own old age."


What makes this apartment unique


The main features of this apartment is the lovely well maintained street with its mature trees and palms and the proximity of the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve with the Ilha Estreita beach. The apartment itself has a comfortable feeling to it because of the quality of the wood finish and glazed doors. The terrace with its breath-taking sea-view is the perfect size for sun bathing, family barbecues or just lazy days. It's a quiet street even in the high season, you are just far enough to be away from it all and close enough to join in, a small walk away.

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