Casa Tia Bentinha, heritage home on 3 hectare farm
Casa Tia Bentinha, heritage home on 3 hectare farm
4 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
4 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
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This heritage farmhouse was built by our family in 1910 and has provided generations of enjoyment. The home is named after my aunt who maintained and grew all her own food on the property. The location is ideal;you can enjoy your day bathing at Algarve's premier beaches, or exploring nearby Olhao (4km away), Tavira or Faro and return to the farm to watch the sun set over the rolling hills and experience awe inspiring star-filled nights.

The space

The most important features of the house have been completely renovated and the house boasts all new (March 2016) furniture and appliances.
The farmhouse is located in a rural agricultural area 4 kilometers from Olhao, 14 km from Faro international airport.

The house is semi-detached is adjoined to a newer country home, also available on Airbnb. Both houses are very private in both the front and the back.

There is a paved rock garden area in the front and back of the house. At the back of the house, there is also a barbecue and makes for a great way to spend an afternoon.

The property is on a 3 hectare farm. Currently, there is an orchard in the front of the property planted mostly with oranges, and some apple, pear, mango, avocado and other things we are beginning to experiment with. This orchard is irrigated with our groundwater and is all organic production. As for the rest of the farm, there are very old carob, almond and olive trees primarily scattered throughout with some fig trees that produce delicious figs at the very back of the property. The property is fully fenced and offers plenty of space for one to go on a walk of reasonable length all within the property boundaries.

Guest access

You will be able to walk, and enjoy the 3 ha enclosed grounds, the mountain view the orchard with orange and other fruit trees which when in season you can share and enjoy the sight of many other Mediterranean trees including almonds, olives and carob trees. Of course, feel free to snack on the fruit available in season! The bedroom with the double bed leads to the rooftop with spectacular nigh time views and star gazing.

Interaction with guests

We have a self-check in procedure. We also provide a detailed guide the week prior to your arrival. It explains how to get to the farm, the self-check in and check out, as well as provides details on the house and the region. We are available by phone or email should the need arise.

Other things to note

While the house was built in 1910, the bathroom and kitchen were completely remodeled, respecting the traditional style. Other aspects of the house have been renovated this year including doors, windows, ceiling, and all the furniture is brand new this year! Appliances are also brand new (as of 2016).
We are happy to speak with you prior to your visit so that upon arrival, you will feel like you already know the place. It truly is a special destination, just far enough from town to enable you to unplug, but close enough to some of Algarve's premier beaches and destinations such as the markets of Olhao, the riverside town of Tavira and the beaches of Faro.

Family/kid friendly
Pets allowed
Wireless Internet
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed
Bedroom 3
1 single bed
Common spaces
1 couch
House Rules
No smoking
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM
Security deposit is €100

Please, no smoking or pets in the house. If you have a pet that smokes, this is not the place for you. Please smoke your pets outside :-)


23 Reviews

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Jessie User Profile
October 2017
Great place to stay ,weekend for a lovely relaxing week and got just that ,all facilities near by as described ..easy to get to everywhere and dealing willth Onil has been a pleasure !

Medora User Profile
October 2017
The place was impeccably clean and pleasing. We had trouble getting the hot water heater to work but feel that smarter folks than us can make it work. It's big and comfortable and there is fruit growing all around the house and neighborhood. We found pomegranates hanging over a garden wall on the road. So good!

Annika User Profile
August 2017
We had a wonderful summer at Onil's house! He helped us a lot with good tips and was available all the time! Very helpful too! The house had everything we needed and we enjoyed the big garden! A nice horse waited every day for us at the end of the garden and we visited it every day with the kids. The neighbour brought us fresh oranges and we enjoyed her company very much! Even though we went in august we found a very beautiful empty beach we have to recommend! Praia da Armona. Thank you Onil!

Begoña User Profile
July 2017
Banerjee Farm is what everyone is looking for for a holiday trip. The pictures and information in the airbnb profile are accurate: it is a cosy, big, two-storey house in the middle of an orchard full of fruit trees. Its charm probably resides in it being in the middle of nothing (though close to several small villages) and its half traditional half modern character. In addition, its a short drive from Olhao, Faro, Tavira or Estoi, where you can find the wildest and most beautiful beaches of Algarve and visit its historic towns. The house was clean and we were provided with everything we needed. The check in and check out was easily arranged by Albert, who also provided us with a very detailed guide that included information regarding the house and the area. Everything was absolutely perfect. We couldn't have enjoyed more our stay.

Alexandre User Profile
July 2017
A great place: as it is a family house which is still used by the owner, it is very well equipped: you'll find lots of what you need in kitchen and bathroom for example. A little remote - but this is very appreciable in a very touristic region like Algarve. Highly recommanded.

Octavia User Profile
July 2017
This is a semi-detached house but the older part of it so it stays lovely and cool during the summer. The setting is lovely and it's so close to lots of beautiful villages and beaches. The house was super clean and very comfortable. Two small twin rooms and an upstairs small double but with a door leading out to some lovely views.

Kevin User Profile
July 2017
Very clean house, inside we can find everything we need - full equipped kitchen, bathroom. The farm in located about 13 km from Faro, but by car it is no a problem to get there, even in night. Onil give us perfect guide, so we can find and enjoy farm without any problem. Outside we can pick oranges and lemon from tree every morning, perfect! Thank You

Springfield, Virginia, United StatesJoined in July 2015
Onil User Profile

I am Canadian, living in Washington DC, working in international development assistance in Latin America and the Caribbean. My family and I visit this ancestors' farm whenever we have a chance. It is the only fixed address I have had that dates back to childhood.

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