Newly renovated Algarvian farmhouse set in 4 acres of it's own verdant grounds, surrounded by lemon, olive and carob trees. Abundant wildlife, birds and flowers all around. Set near the Asseca Valley but ten minutes drive of Tavira and several stunning beaches in the Ria Formosa National Park. Close to award winning golf courses. Ideal for families, couples or groups, cyclists, bird-watchers etc. Completely unoverlooked. Taxi fare to Tavira 8-10 Euros. This is a very beautiful area which has not been spoiled by mass tourism like many of the resorts in the western Algarve.
Detached House in Poco do Vale, Nr. Tavira, Eastern Algarve, Portugal - 10 Mins walk To Village Shop, Two Bars, Ten Minutes To Beaches And Tavira, Peaceful Location
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- Jan 15, 2019
We are retired teachers with a love of Portugal spanning forty years and have lovingly restored this old farmhouse over the last few years. We hope you will be come and visit and able to enjoy a little bit of paradise in the Algarvian sunshine! This is a family home and we are of the opinion that it is cosy and welcoming The area and coastal towns are essentially Portuguese by nature and we would suggest you use a vehicle to do justice to it
Mark purchased this Villa in 2010
Why Mark chose Santo Estêvão
We love how unspoilt and characterful Eastern Algarve is and find local people very friendly and charming. The house is peaceful yet accessible to all of the wonderful sights of the Algarve - beaches a plenty and lots of fantastic traditional restaurants to enjoy fresh seafood etc. Local people are very friendly and the bars and shop in the village are very handy as is nearby Tavira, a very historical and charming seaside town, with lots of things to do and see. Tavira is considered to be " the jewel of the Algarve" by many travel guides
What makes this Villa unique
If you are looking for relaxation and a rural hideaway this is your best bet! A short walk from local village bars and a well-stocked shop and a few minutes from St Estevao - try 'O Forno' or 'Luis dos Prego' restaurants nearby for delicious authentic Portuguese cuisine. Ideal for cycling in the National Park Rio Formosa and local rural lanes and tracks, marvellous setting for birdwatching/ nature Not over looked and secluded and fully fenced with own bore hole
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
A Gem in the Algarve Jewel
Just a beautiful house, very tranquil and in wonderful surroundings. Very comfortable high spec furniture all round the lounge/dinning area and very comfortable beds, with plenty of spare bedding. The location is within a 15 minute drive to all the best of the Ria Formosa and its lovely beaches and towns, Spain is just a short motorway drive away. Mark & Sue have left plenty of information on how to enjoy your stay here and are just a phone call away if you need them and Sandra who is their local contact is also very helpful. We would definitely recommend this property to anyone who is thinking of coming to the East Algarve, we will certainly be coming back - Margaret and Tony Bason (U.K.)
Lovely,very appreciative guests who had a genuine affinity with the house and surrounding area.
Beautiful farmhouse in a lovely quiet location
We had such a gorgeous time staying in this beautiful, clean, comfortable farmhouse set in private grounds and a lovely quiet location. Easy walk to the local shop for provisions and a very short drive away from Tavira and all its attractions. We cannot recommend this property enough, it was a fantastic holiday, so relaxing and romantic!
Thanks Marvellous very comfortable and great atmosphere
Excellent very comfortable and well equipped
Perfect for a relaxing stay so handy for countryside and seaside visits
Great restaurants nearby
Tavira is beautiful and unspoiled by tourism
Bird watching walking cycling relaxing
The house was lovely and well equipped in a peaceful location close to beaches.
We stayed here for six weeks and the house was lovely and generally well equipped, although the sun umbrellas and loungers were broken so we could not use them to chill out at the house. This was a pity as the weather was of course great. We got round this by going to the local Chinese shop to buy a couple of cheap chairs to sit in, which was fine as we had a car and did not fly in. And I am sure Mark the owner will be looking to replace the broken chairs ready for future visitors.
Mark himself as host was great and very helpful. When we lost electric one day we had to call him and he guided us through how to get it back on. Ditto the dishwasher on another occasion and the internet. So all good and a lovely break from building works at home and a chance to visit what for us was an unknown part of the world.
Mehr als ein Ferienhaus
Sehr gastliches, unkompliziertes Heim, dessen wohnliche Ausstattung über das Maß eines typischen Ferienhauses hinausgeht. Man merkt, dass dem Vermieter das Wohl seiner Gäste am Herzen liegt. Riesiges, ruhiges Grundstück, dessen südliche Flora den Mitteleuropäer begeistert, ebenso wie die überbordenden Zitrusplantagen ringsum. Gute Erreichbarkeit der Strände, der Nationalstraße und der Autobahn Richtung Westalgarve und Spanien. Diverse Einkaufsmöglichkeiten für Lebensmittel nahe Tavira, ca. 10 min.
Einziger Nachteil: etwas zu intensive Kontaktaufnahme durch sympathische und sehr anhängliche Tiere (3 Hunde und 1 Esel) der Nachbarin. Kann sicherlich im Hinblick auf zukünftige Aufenthalte im Vorfeld geregelt werden. Vor Ort mahlen die Mühlen etwas langsamer...Die Betreuung durch die Verwalterin am Ort ist im übrigen sehr herzlich!
We had a great holiday! Wonderful house, very quiet!
We where traveling with 6 people, and it was perfect to have 2 bathrooms (and 3 sleeping rooms).
The house is equipped with really everything you need!!
It feeled like home from the first day.
We had over 30 degrees outside, but the house is good isolated and it was cool enough inside.
We had nice contact with the owner and Sandra, which gave us the keys and showed us everything.
You should have a car (or maybe a bike), there is only a lovely little shop nearby (which you could reach by a 15 minute walk).
To travira it takes 10 minutes by car.
We would recommend this house to our best friends and we hope to come back next time!
Lovely guests who were very appreciative and liked the country feel of the house as much as we did
Fantastic array of pristine beaches a short drive away;
Pedras Del Rei
Praia da Barril
Ilha da Tavira
Islands of Armona, Culatra and Farol by boat from Olhao
Also near to excellent municipal outdoor pool at Sao Bras with licensed cafe bar
30 mins from Faro airport
2 hours from Seville
10 mins from Tavira
20 mins from Sao Bras
Butoque village walking distance - 10 mins
Tavira ten mins by car
St Estevao 2 mins by car - supermarkets, restaurants, bank, bars etc.
Santa Luzia ten mins by car - beaches, cafes, restaurants etc.
Spain - 30 minutes away
Seville - 2 hours
Luis do Prego restaurant in nearby village excellent fresh good value meals.
2 bars in nearby village and well-stocked shop (15 min walk).
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: Map and directions to be given on confirmation of booking and payment of deposit. Key collection to be arranged nearby. Booking confirmed by email. Booking deposit 25% (damage waiver). Balance to be paid 8 weeks prior to arrival date - bank transfer only. Changeover Day: Saturday usually (Flexible on request) Notes on prices: Long term let reductions negotiable. Short stays also available on request. Low season rate available 7.1 until 24.3 £50 per night