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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 

  • 7km from the town of Tavira (supermarket, restaurants…)
  • 20km from Faro
  • 7km from the beach (Del Rey)
  • 25km from Faro Airport

    *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.

The villa

Because everyone’s concept of a villa holiday is different, we have created a formula designed to offer privacy, flexibility and the freedom to run your own holiday or call upon us to help open up a world of possibilities. Our villas are normally rented on a villa-only weekly basis and are ideal for those seeking independence and privacy. We’re on call in case you need us and we provide a change of towels and bed linen during the week, but otherwise there no inclusions. 

A&K Concierge upgrade

For additional support, comfort and a slice of pampering why not upgrade to our A&K Concierge service. Included is an airport welcome on arrival with assistance for onward transportation; the services of an A&K Concierge – whose local knowledge provides you with invaluable assistance and recommendations; an orientation of the local area; a fully stocked drinks fridge; maid service; the ingredients for your first evening’s supper and breakfast delivered on the first morning of your stay. For full details of concierge inclusions speak to an A&K Travel Consultant on 0845 618 2205.

The finishing touches

Ever dreamt of driving through the Chianti hills in a red Ferrari, or along the Moyenne Corniche to Monaco in a Bentley? How about sailing along the Cote d'Azur to St Tropez in a private yacht or speed boat? Sometimes the home is all that you need, but if you're lured into culture, excitement, activity, improving your cooking or simply dabbling in landscapes, then speak to one of our Villa Specialists for an insight into what we can arrange. These are what we call our ‘Finishing Touches’.

The list is by no means exhaustive and we always welcome requests, however obscure you may think they are! Our local offices enable us to control the quality of the services on offer and the depth of knowledge our local teams have is impressive. Our aim is to provide guests with the authentic sights, flavours and experiences of the region they are staying in.

If you would prefer to discuss your specific requirements, whether it’s in relation to the property or about your stay in general, please do contact us using the Enquire page or please do give us a call for a chat.

  • 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


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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

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