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Holiday Villa in Private Grounds with Private Pool in Tavira, Algarve

Paul McCreton

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Holiday Villa in Private Grounds with Private Pool in Tavira, Algarve

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Santo Estevao Villa Rental Photos and Description

3 double bedroom detached villa, (sleeps 7) in Tavira, Eastern Algarve

This Beautiful 3 Bedroom (sleeps 7) 2 Bathroom Detached Villa with Large Private Pool is set amongst Orange, Almond and Karab trees in approx 2.5 acres of an Exquisite Private Rural Estate. The Villa has been completely refurbished in 2008 and includes a brand new kitchen with all new modern appliances, open plan dining and living room complete with new furniture throughout. Both bathrooms have been finished in beautiful trevatine and also have the latest bathroom fittings. The Villa benefits from an elevated position and has views to the Sea. 2 of the bedrooms are furnished with King Size Beds whilst the third room has 2 single beds, a further Futon is available and would easily accommodate a small child.

Locality:-: The beautiful and ancient town of Tavira is the main local area of activity, it has many bars, restaurants, cafes and shops. Tavira still remains unspoilt and is not 'too touristy'

The restaurants in Tavira are of a very high standard and, offer a variety of cuisines from, the local dishes 'like Mama makes' to more western European dishes, obviously there are the highest quality fish restaurants here too.

The nearby fishing Villages of Cabanas and, our favourite- Santa Luzia also offer a good alternatives to Tavira, with fantastic choices of bars and restaurants, Santa Luzia is an absolute must do night out!(15 euros taxi from villa)

There is a water park at Loule, and there is Zoomarine at Guia, this is a fantastic day out for the whole family with, dolphin and seal shows to delight everyone, there is also falconry and, many birds and animals in fantastic surroundings.

The Historic City of Seville is approx 2 hrs drive along the A22 Motorway, well worth a visit.

Special Interest:-: This area is right in the Heart of The Ria Formosa Nature reserve, an area of Marsh and Wetlands, the Lagoons are full of fish and wildlife.

Beaches here are some of the best Beaches in the World, Soft White Sand gently sloping into the Ocean, Most are Island Beaches that can be easily reached by small cheap Ferries or, Water Taxis, this adds to the Romantic feel of this area by providing a cooling little lagoon trip to and from the Beautiful Beaches.

Bird watching here is very popular with many rare, Native and, Migratory Birds.

The area is also home to many rare plant species such as Orchids etc.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Paul McCreton (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
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Bedrooms 3
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Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Holiday Villa in Private Grounds with Private Pool in Tavira, Algarve
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 30 reviews

fantastic property in peaceful,surroundings

  • 5 of 5

the villa is simply breath taking,set in a beautiful garden.The views are spectacular all around and the piece & quite is just fantastic.Inside the villa is just as good with a well equipped kitchen,3 full size bedrooms,2 wonderful bathrooms(one with a bath),a roof top terrace,plenty of outdoor seating,a magnificent pool & the wildlife around the villa was a treat add to this the weather was fantastic,so all in all a first class holiday in a first class villa.

thanks to Alan & Paula for looking after us whilst we were there & thanks to Paul & Anna for making the booking so easy.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Absolutely fantastic so pleased you enjoyed your stay and even at this time of year hit a great spot of weather !! We are finding lots of our guests are enjoying the true peace and tranquility that the villa setting offers, this was the main reason we bought it many years ago. The full and modern equipment, bathrooms, bedrooms completes the perfect getaway from it all setting, with beautiful old town of Tavira with its old Roman influence and architecture just five minutes away...!


  • 5 of 5

This was our 5th visit to this superbly appointed villa. It has everything you need and more. There are supermarkets a short drive away. There are numerous cafes and restaurants and a short ferry ride to the magnificent beach of Isla de Tavira. Exploring the hills behind Tavira reveal some magnificent views. There is a wealth of information regarding the area so you never need to be at a loss of somewhere new to go. There are several fruit farms on the road up to the villa and occasionally their dogs will bark, as farm dogs do, but we were not disturbed by them and acts well as a deterrent to unwelcome visitors. The weather was superb when we were there and had, as usual, a most pleasant and relaxing time. We will be back next year and will be joined once again by my brother from Australia.Thank you so much to Paul who was as ever very helpful.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Im so glad you enjoyed your stay at the villa again, See you again next year !!

A secluded escape

  • 4 of 5

Many thanks to Paul for taking our booking at Villa B. The villa is 7km or so outside the quiet town of Tavira so the villa is very secluded. Perfect for a very relaxing time of lazing by the pool and wading through the number of books that you have been threatening to read.

We stayed mid September and the weather was gorgeous. Not excessively hot like in high summer but long sunny days and warm nights.

The villa is well appointed and has everything you require but doesn’t come with WIFI access.

However, do we really want to give away this secluded secret……………

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased the weather was kind to you and you enjoyed the comforts of the villa.... As per our confirmation the villa does not have wifi installed, however as advised at time of booking its easy to buy a dongle from the vodafone booth at the airport which will support up to 5 devices and gives full strength wifi for a very small cost of around €25. In addition you can get a full 5 bars 3G signal on mobile phones at the villa and most providers now will offer your UK minutes and internet data for small daily charge of £2-£3 so its not costly at all... The secret is out...! Thats why the villa gets so many good reviews and is almost fully booked for next year...!

Fantastic villa

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic villa, we have been visiting the Eastern Algarve for the last 11 years and this is by far the best villa we have stayed in. It was well equipped, clean and in a great rural location, but still within easy reach of Tavira and many other lovely towns. We arrived fairly late and was met by Paula who was friendly, welcoming and told us what was going on locally over the Easter holidays. Apart from the odd cloudy morning and a night of heavy rain the weather was very warm, mid 20's, so we made good use of the sun loungers and 3 out of the four of us went in the pool daily. The visitors book lists some great local restaurants and we had a couple of great meals. Thanks for sharing your wonderful villa with us, I have no doubt we will be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sue, Thankyou for your review it is great to see so many enjoying the Algarve sun even so early in spring! The seafood is great in and around Tavira in some of the lovely fishing villages and the visitors book lists them all, its like a mini good food guide! See you next year...

Very spacious, with great outdoor space.

  • 5 of 5

Thanks to Paul the owner, we had 6 wonderful weeks in the villa, with its spacious accommodation and generous outside space including the pool. The villa is well equipped especially in the kitchen where we were able to cook many meals and eat at the dining table or outside by the pool.

We had breakfast daily on the verandah catching the early sun it was hard to realise this was late February, what could be better!

The villa is configured for winter stays, the bedding was wonderful with thick duvets,as the February nights can be clear and cold, plus mobile heaters to provide background warmth.

Also there is a log burner in the living room which is very efficient and quickly warms the cool evenings, for an enjoyable evening reading, and preparing for the next adventure.

The support provided by the local manager was first class with speedy response to all concerns be they things like blown light bulbs, which can happen anytime, or asking again to use a piece of equipment. Always courteous and enthusiastic. Also his knowledge of the area was most useful to help us make the most of our stay.

The villa set in two acres is just 4 kms from Tavira with its many bars and restaurants, and the whole of the National Park to explore.

This is a great base for bird watching, storks are nesting in and easy to photograph in Tavira, Faro and a little further afield in

MartinLongo. The Rio Formosa sits on migration paths for many birds especially waders, so many house of fun by the saltpans in Tavira looking for flamingos, spoonbills etc.

There is so much to see on the doorstep of the villa, its also worth considering trips to the Alentejo especially Mertola.

Interestingly we only saw orchids in the garden of the villa! We found two species the mirror orchid and the yellow bee orchid in large numbers amongst the trees and shrubs, a real find.

I would certain return to the villa for future holidays as it has a real home from home feel, and allows easy access to the whole of the Algarve.

My brother joined us for 12 days during our stay and really fell in love with it and the area, and is keen to return himself.

I can confidently recommend this villa to anyone looking for a holiday in Tavira, you will certainly have a great time.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review, Its great to see that the villa can be enjoyed even in February! I also had no idea we had such exotic Orchids in the villa grounds, amazing !! We look forward to seeing you again soon..


  • 5 of 5

The villa is very bright and comfortable. It is surrounded by gardens. A very pleasant walk down th lane to the little shop. We found it very peaceful and relaxing. it is not very far from major supermarkets in Tavira. We know this area well and often visit Olhau for shopping and lunch.we would recommend this place to everyone.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Tavira is Right in the heart of the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve in the picturesque Eastern Algarve, a haven for wildlife and home to some of the best beaches in Europe. The Villa is set in Large Private Grounds overlooking Orange, Almond & Karab Trees, located only 3kms from beautiful and ancient Tavira Town. Large private pool with large terraces, and bbq. Beautifully appointed throughout, the Villa is fully equipped with everything you could want for a relaxing self catering holiday. 30 minutes from Faro Airport and 1hr 40 mins from Seville. 20 minutes from the frontier with Spain. The area has loads to offer- favourite activities are Cycling, Walking, Touring, Water Sports, Fishing, Bird Watching, Golf, and of course the world famous beaches of soft white sand.

Golf: Golf in this area is cheaper than in the west of the Algarve, though the courses to the west are easily accessible in around 30 Minutes along the nearby A22 Motorway.

In the East, Courses are not as busy, Nearest Golf is Benamor 10 minutes away, and two other championship courses a further 5 minutes along the same road at Quinta da Cima and Quinta da Ria.

Another course well worth a visit is Castro Marim on the border with Spain (20 minutes drive) Take advantage of the deals including a buggy here, 'some Friends and I tried to walk it in the summer and it wasn't a good idea'!

Golf transfers can be arranged, also full details for courses in the area are available on request.


Rates & Availability

From £450 Per week

Santo Estevao Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 9
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
Rate 2
May 1 2015 - May 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
Rate 1
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
Peak 2015
Jul 1 2015 - Sep 6 2015
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £300
Notes Prices quoted are for the property per week, based on 6-7 Guests. Any special requests for long term bookings will be considered, please contact Owners. Towels & Linen will be provided, however please take your own beach towels. Clean bed linen & towels are changed/provided weekly. A €300 security deposit will be required in cash on arrival, this will be refunded 7 days after departure.
£200 deposit, with the balance paid in full 2 months prior to arrival date.
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Santo Estevao Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • coin laundry
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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