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Sto Estevao

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Tavira | Bedrooms: 5 | Sleeps: 10

Rates: from £4,745 per week

Sto Estevao is a contemporary villa set in rolling countryside with great views of the eastern Algarve, close to the picturesque & historic town of Tavira; the location is ideal to explore the less touristy coastal areas and the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve. The eastern Algarve offers great hiking, unspoilt beaches and offshore islands easily reached by small boat. The villa has a choice of indoor and outdoor relaxation areas with a gas-fired firepit perfect for cooler evenings outdoors. To summarise: Sto Estevao offers those wanting to enjoy the less hectic and more authentic Algarve with plenty to do in natural surroundings.

The interior of Sto Estevao is equipped and furnished reflecting the owner’s love of travel with a fabulous array of decor collected from around the world. The kitchen, at the heart of the house, opens onto two outdoor terraces and connects to a formal dining area. Adjacent is the impressive living area, with large inviting sofas, a hanging daybed, fireplace, a library of English and Scandinavian literature as well as a music system. On three sides the windows open fully which creates a light and airy atmosphere and adds to the indoor/outdoor living experience. From here it is easy to access the private dining pergola and the exterior fire area (gas fuelled), perfect for star gazing on cooler evenings. Five bedrooms and five bathrooms are divided between the ground floor and the first floor which includes the master room; all are comfortable and tastefully presented with high-quality linens and stylish bathrooms and each enjoys private access directly to the gardens or individual terrace. An office space with internet access is adjacent to the TV and games room on the first floor. Outdoors, private grounds are made up of a combination of lawn, rose garden, shrubs and terracing, with an excellent range of facilities including boules pitch and a heated swimming pool (heating extra) with electric safety cover, fire area and dining pergola.

villa accommodation


  • Ground Floor:
    Well-equipped kitchen with table that seats up to 10 guests. Internal and external access to the kitchen.
    Dining room with formal dining table (seats up to 10 guests)
    Living room leading to outdoor dining terrace (with seating for capacity)
    Separate WC
    Bedroom 1: Twin/King beds (90cm each) with garden view, en-suite bathroom with shower, washbasin, WC
    Bedroom 2: Twin/King beds (90cm each), en-suite bathroom with shower, washbasin, WC
    Bedroom 3: Twin/King beds (90cm each), en-suite bathroom with bath/shower, washbasin, WC
    Bedroom 4: Twin/King beds (90cm each), en-suite bathroom with bath/shower, washbasin, WC, private terrace
    Bedrooms 1-3 are in a separate wing adjacent to each other, all have direct access to the gardens


  • First Floor:
    Master suite with double bed (1.60m), study table, en-suite bathroom with bath and shower – separate WC, walk-in closet, private roof terrace with sun loungers
    Chill-out lounge with desk, football table, Sky TV, kitchenette and huge terrace all around with stunning sea and mountain views




  • Young children require constant supervision inside and outside the house due to wide staircase railings and low walls on some of the terraces. Furthermore we'd like to make you aware that the large window panels don't have safety stickers in order not to obscure the breathtaking views beyond.

Suggested General Activities in the Algarve

Spend many sunny days at the Algarve’s superb sandy beaches such as Vilamoura Beach ('Praia da Marina' or 'Praia de Vilamoura'), Falesia Beach, Trafal Beach, Praia de Faro – Mar and many more.
Visit the various picturesque villages, historic towns and bustling cities in the Algarve – those not to miss are Faro, Loule, Alte, Albufeira, Silves Lagoa and Tavira.
Appreciate the regions geographical beauty with a visit to the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve.
Explore the coastline by motor cruiser with a privately hired boat from the nearest harbour.
Relax in the thermal baths at Monchique.

Suggested Sporting Activities in the Algarve

Enjoy a round of golf at one of the many world class courses, such as Vale do Lobo, Vilamoura, Parque da Floresta, Alto Golf, Quinta do Lago, Palmares Golf Course etc.

Suggested Local Attractions in the Algarve

Silves, Silves Castle
Historic town of Loule


Portugal operates on GMT + 0 hours.


Portuguese is the national language of Portugal. Vernacular speech contains borrowings from foreign languages, including English, so you may hear some familiar words in everyday speech. People whose work brings them into contact with visitors from overseas are generally excellent English speakers, especially in the resort areas of the Algarve.


The Euro is the national currency of Portugal. The Euro is divided into 100 Cents. Coins are available in 1 cent, 2 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, 20 cent, 50, cent , €1 & €2 denominations. Notes are available in €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500 denominations.


Major credit cards are widely accepted (though American Express less so) and ATM access is widespread. Travellers cheques however might not be accepted everywhere.


Like most European countries, tipping in restaurants is common, with a recommended 10% on a discretionary basis according to service. Check that a service charge has not been added to your bill before deciding whether to tip. Taxi drivers do not usually expect a tip but it is common practice and considered polite to round up taxi fares.


Portugal enjoys a typically Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and cool, occasionally wet winters. Summer temperatures can reach the upwards of 90 degrees Fahrenheit and sun protection in the form of sun cream, a sun hat and lightweight clothing is recommended.


Style is fairly casual throughout Portugal though in more rural areas and during Easter more conservative dress may be observed, for example, covered shoulders. Cathedrals, churches and other religious sites require conservative dress. Both sexes should cover their arms, legs and shoulders. Cotton and other light fabrics are comfortable choices for summertime as the heat can be extreme during summer months. You are advised to take lightweight light coloured items, including a sun hat to protect your skin from the affects of sun damage. Spring and autumn temperatures dictate light to medium-weight clothing selections and in winter you will need a pullover and jacket. When dining at better restaurants and for any special occasion during your journey, dress is more formal. For gentlemen, a “jacket and tie” standard is appropriate, with an equivalent standard of eveningwear for ladies. Some golf courses have a dress code and you are advised to check in advance. Your Abercrombie & Kent Villas Consultant will be happy to assist.


For up to date information on latest health and vaccination recommendations, please contact your doctor.


Electrical service is supplied at 220 volts/50 hertz.

villa location 

Sto Estevao is located in the rolling countryside of the Eastern Algarve, with olive and cypress trees dotting the landscape surrounding the property. The historic town of Tavira is located less than a 10 minute drive away, here you will find a wide selection of shops, restaurants and bars and anything you might need for your stay. The Eastern Algarve is refreshingly undeveloped and less touristy than the neighbouring Central Algarve, it offers great hiking, unspoilt beaches, and offshore islands easily reached by small boat. If you are a keen golfer, there is a championship golf course less than a 10 minute drive away.

  • 7km from the town of Tavira (7 minute drive).
  • 33km from Faro (30 minute drive).
  • 7km from the nearest beach - Del Rey (10 minute drive).
  • 37km from Faro Airport (35 minute drive).

*Please note that the location on this map is an approximate guide, normally to the closest town/village.

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Availability Information

Our villas are normally rented on a Saturday to Saturday basis throughout the year. However, shorter breaks and alternative arrival days might be available outside the High Season. Please contact your Abercrombie & Kent Villa Consultant for further details.

Please note that the standard check-in time at our properties is between 4-7pm and that we ask guests to vacate the property by 10am on departure day, unless otherwise agreed in advance.

Rates Information

  • The above rates are on a per villa, per week basis. For further information on our Villa Only services please see our 'Villa Rental Options' page. An A&K Villas Travel Consultant will be happy to discuss your specific holiday needs – simply complete the quick ‘Make an Enquiry’ form or call us on 0845 618 2205.


  • Cost of utilities including water, gas and electricity (exception for pool heating).
  • Arrival set of pool towels, household and bed linen.
  • Final Cleaning.
  • Central Heating.
  • Air-conditioning in all bedrooms.
  • Wi-Fi internet.
  • Private swimming pool (15x6m) with safety cover.

Extra Services

  • Pool heating available on request. EUR 150 during high and mid season. Low season cost on request. Please note that the max. temperature is approx. 24 degrees (subject to weather conditions).
  • Extra Maid Service available on request at EUR 15/hour.
  • Telephone as per consumption.
  • Cook services available on request.
  • Massage service and personal trainer available on advance request.
  • Transfer from Faro Airport to the villa (one way) available from EUR 205 (based on 10 guests). A 20% supplement applies for transfers between 09:00pm and 06:00am.
  • We are also able to arrange all manner of additional activities to enhance your villa experience. Please contact your A&K Villas Travel Consultant for further information.
  • Please note that in case of cancellation all confirmed services are non refundable.

  • Young children require constant supervision inside and outside the house due to wide staircase railings and low walls on some of the terraces.
  • Furthermore we would like to make you aware that the large window panels don't have safety stickers in order not to obscure the breathtaking views beyond.

Your Villa Rental

Because everyone's concept of a villa holiday is different, we have created a formula to offer flexibility and the freedom to design run your own holiday or call upon us to help open up a world of possibilities.

Our Villa-Only rental option comes as standard and is ideal for those seeking pure independence whilst travelling.

Every A&K Villa Only rental includes:

  • Dedicated Pre-Arrival Concierge service
  • Villa rental on an exclusive basis
  • Utilities (gas, water, electricity), unless otherwise stated
  • Towels, pool towels and bed linen as standard
  • 1 cot & highchair (cot linen not provided)
  • An A&K Local Representative who is on call 24/7 in case of emergency. Your Local Representative will also meet you once during your stay (on your arrival weekend) to help you to settle in, explain Health & Safety and answer any questions you may have regarding the villa.

(In some cases an A&K Representative is not required as the villa will have its own competent, local manager.)

  • A 24 hour A&K Emergency Duty Manager contact service based in the UK
  • Comprehensive information book
  • VAT and administration charges
  • Villa's own services - please check what additional services are provided as standard with a particular property – such as maid service, usage of air-conditioning, central and pool heating, as these can vary from property to property. This information will be available online or via your sales representative.

Should you wish to further enhance your villa experience, our thoughtfully designed A&K Concierge Packages are the perfect solution for those seeking additional support and comfort during your stay. In addition to the amenities offered within the Villa Only rental, a large number of our properties offer the following packages of upgraded services including a knowledgeable local concierge, providing complete piece of mind whilst travelling:

Gold Concierge Package – seamless support throughout your stay...

Includes all of the Villa Only services, as well as:

  • A dedicated local A&K Concierge whose knowledge provides you with invaluable assistance and recommendations

Following on from your pre-arrival Concierge team, upon arrival you will be seamlessly handed over to your local A&K Concierge who will have been briefed about all aspects of your holiday.

Your local A&K Concierge will personally welcome you to your villa and can be called upon at any time to assist you in any way throughout your stay. This can include anything from confirming itinerary arrangements; suggesting, making and booking additional services locally as required, such as restaurant reservations, visits and guided tours; trouble shooting; language assistance; providing a check-out service, and much more.

  • Introductory morning orientation tour of local area with your A&K Concierge on your arrival weekend - the best way to familiarise yourself with the local area (own transport required if villa is not within walking distance)
  • Complimentary pre-arrival grocery shopping service. Simply tell us in advance what groceries you require and your Concierge will pre-stock the villa accordingly (cost of groceries excluded)

Platinum Concierge Package – creating your ultimate stay with complete convenience...

Includes all of the Villa Only services, as well as:

  • A continental buffet-style breakfast provided on your first morning, including a selection of breads and fresh pastries, cheese, meats, fruit, yoghurts and fresh fruit juice
  • A pre-stocked drinks fridge (typically consisting of four bottles of wine, beer, soft drinks, juices, mineral water)
  • Fresh flowers and initial provisions, including jam, sugar, olive oil, tea, coffee, vinegar as well as cleaning provisions
  • Starter pack of luxurious toiletries per bathroom
  • Daily maid service (Monday to Friday and on Saturdays for multiple week bookings
  • Mid-week linen and towel change
  • A light, self-served supper on your arrival evening pre-prepared by your Concierge
  • Complimentary mid-week grocery shopping service (cost of groceries excluded)
  • Complimentary private chef service for a lunch or dinner, once during your stay (pre-booking necessary; cost of groceries excluded)

  • Air Conditioning (Partial)
  • Barbecue Facilities
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Area (Outdoor)
  • DVD Player
  • Gym Equipment
  • Internet Access (Wireless Broadband)
  • iPod Docking Station (iPod Not included)
  • Phone
  • Recreation (Petanque/Boccia/Boules)
  • Swimming Pool (Heating Available)
  • Swimming Pool (with Security Cover)
  • Table Football
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Washing Machine & Dryer

Reasons to book your holiday with us

  • Over 50 years' experience
  • 24/7 support before, during and after your stay
  • All of our properties have been hand-picked and visited by a member of the team
  • Travel Consultants are based in the UK with local offices to assist with planning every detail of your stay
  • Option to upgrade to a Concierge stay to make the most of your visit
  • Option to book additional trips and services via our local offices

Call 01242 547 705 to speak to a specialist Enquire

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