About this listing
Welcome! enjoy a bedroom with ensuite and private entrance in my lovely wooden house in the hills just 7km north of Tavira, a town with beaches and all amenities. Your stay includes a yummy breakfast served on the deck overlooking lovely hill views.
Would you like to have a unique Portuguese experience? Welcome to come and stay in my log house in the hills just 7 km north of one of the Algarve's loveliest towns, Tavira.
I am Linda, a Canadian, living here in Tavira for over eight years and I can help you see an authentic slice of Portuguese life, here in the little hamlet Bodega.
You may find that you wish to simply hang out in the hammock, relax or do yoga in the Teepee, hike for kilometers in the hills or visit the waterfall nearby.
I will be happy to give tips to organize your vacation and see the sites of local towns and villages around the Algarve.
For those so inclined there are several top class golf courses in the area, and of course the exceptionally beautiful beaches of Ilha Tavira are just a ferry ride from the centre of town.
Historical lovely Tavira will charm you and keep you busy exploring it's rich and varied sites, eating local fare, or relaxing at one of many riverside cafes- come and enjoy!
You will not be disappointed.
The only rule is to relax and enjoy! Take in the beautiful vistas and energies of Bodega.
Some guidelines which I appreciate being followed:
1. Recycle! Use environmentally friendly products
2. Don't waste water (especially if we are in a drought)
3. The use of the kitchen is not part of the cost but if you wish it can be arranged (for a contribution) or I can cook for you occasionally.
Very nice place to stay - was a bit a hassle to get there but the view and the positive energy of Linda made up everything - i would surely stay there again - nice and clean room
Deliciosa casa no campo algarvio, apenas a 7 Km de Tavira. A proprietária recebe lindamente, faz excelentes pequenos almoços cheios de autenticidade, como tudo o resto nesta casa.
A decoração é de muito bom gosto e senti-me como numa casa que gostaria de ter. A repetir, sem dúvida!
Loved loved loved Linda's beautiful home in Tavira! Linda was very helpful prior to arrival and gave us suggestions for beaches and dinning once we arrived. Her breakfast every morning out on the patio was wonderful! The entire home a complete dream. It is few minutes outside of the city proper so a car or taxi would be required. Car would be best for coming and going. Thanks again for sharing your beautiful home with us Linda!
Linda nous a très bien reçu chez elle. Sa petite maison est très adorable et beaucoup de fleurs autours de chez elle. Nous avons beaucoup apprécié son balcon extérieur avec vue sur la campagne. La chambre était tres accueillante et chaleureuse. Son petit déjeuné maison était succulent.
Stay up to linda was fantastic , the Bodega is a place of relaxation and comfortable for a beach holiday and fun . the nearby town of Tavira is a beautiful place full of restaurants and bars . Linda was very helpful and full of advice . recommended
Linda was such a delight to stay with! She is incredibly welcoming and her house is beautiful. She has a lovely garden and seems to truly love and respect the land. She made our stay comfortable and interesting with great conversation and a delicious homemade breakfast. Our only regret is that we could not stay longer, we would highly recommend staying with her if you find yourself in Tavira.
Staying @ Linda's was just the best, I had a hard time leaving her and her beautiful bodega - which is absolutely gorgeous, both the house and the surroundings, so peaceful and lovely! Linda built the place herself, and you can just feel the love and care that she did it with. Not to mention the good taste & the natural, poetic style. Linda is the kind of person that wants to make me become an (even) more loving person. She is a kind soul, in touch with nature, very happy to make you feel as welcome as possible. She gives you your space (let's you be), but is also open to engage in meaningful conversation. I love that she is very spiritual. Building the house, doing what she does, she is paving the way for others to follow their heart. I feel that my intuition guided me to the right place, it was just what I needed. I could do my yoga and meditation in complete silence and acceptance. Last but not least, she makes a wonderful breakfast! If I ever go to Algarve again, I am staying @ Linda's! :-)
About the Host, Linda
Hi! I'm Linda, a Canadian, living in Portugal for nearly 10 years. I've taken on a project of building a wood house here in the Algarve; it has turned out to be a bit long and drawn out, and has actually become a lifestyle.
Formerly (and still informally) I was a Homeopath, and I have been part of the artist community here in Tavira with my photography, but my passion has become bettering the earth (and all things 'alternative') starting right here in my little corner of the world. Bodega.
Simplicity. Beauty. Nature.