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Casa Arrias With Private Pool, Sea Views And Large tranquil Manicured Gardens

Bedrooms 5
Space 120 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Santo Estevao, Eastern Algarve - Peaceful And Secluded Location, Near Tavira

'Casa Arrais is an 8 year old holiday villa with unspoilt views of the Eastern Algarve coast - Tavira.

having been built to provide space, tranquillity and comfort for 8 guests in an area that has all the amenities you require for a comfortable holiday the property is equipped with flat screen television with english and many foreign channels also fast wireless internet. Situated at the vantage point of a small incline, it has stunning views of the countryside running down to the coast and back onto a large field of wild flowers and olive trees. It is not overlooked.! With 4 championship golf courses (Benamor, Colina Verde, Quinta de Cima and Quinta de Ria), the historic town of Tavira nearby, and easy access to beautiful beaches on a wildlife reserve, there is plenty to do. Our secure 1 acre landscaped gardens are professionally maintained and sensitively lit. Casa Arrias is wheelchair friendly and has wide doorways extra large shower Cubicle one guest described it as wheelchair heaven

Property Manager
Ann jarvis
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thanks for the great time we spent here, your houses are really wonderful! We will strongly recommend you to our friends! F.C. - Italy

'Thank you both for a wonderful holiday its the first one we have had for years and it was much needed, you both made it very special, I am positive we will be seeing you again and we will go for a meal and a glass or two!!' S.W.

'Lovely, peaceful - really relaxing time. House lovely - very comfortable, sure we will see you again!' A.W.

'Thank you both again for a really enjoyable stay in your villa. We couldn't have asked for more as the villa was indeed fantastic. We loved the peace and quiet being out in the countryside and yet it was only a 10 minute drive to Tavira. The villa had all you could need and we were particularly impressed with what you've done with the gardens. All in all, a very relaxing holiday and we'll be happy to recommend your villa to our friends' A.C.
Apr 2008
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Santo Estêvão in Municipality of Tavira

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 120 sq ft
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: All rooms come with fans and underfloor heating. During winter months, guests renting Casa Arrais have sole use of the pool. However, if Casa Arrais is unoccupied, guests in Casa Rogeiro are welcome to use the pool. Outside: Professionally maintained pool: size 10m x 5m and 1.75m at its deepest end. Gardens and pool lit by night. Large areas for sunbathing, some sheltered for seclusion. Sun loungers. Hammock. Tables and chairs for outside dining by the double-BBQ dining area with fridge. Electricity points. Free WiFi access. We have 4 well-maintained mountain bicycles available and more can be arranged upon request.


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Casa Arrias With Private Pool, Sea Views And Large tranquil Manicured Gardens
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
West Sussex

Stunning Villa in the perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This was our 5th stay with Lizzie, the lady who owns the villa. Living adjacent to the villa, Lizzie is always on hand to help out when needed and pass on her extensive knowledge of the surrounding area, amenities and locations.

As I said earlier this was our 5th stay here, it makes the perfect location for a family gathering. There is good mobility access, and the villas have been designed for people with disabilities in the down stairs bedrooms with ensuite toilets and shower rooms. You will need a car or some sort of own transport though, as this is a rural villa. The villa is very well equipped, and kept clean by Lizzie and her small staff team.

The location is ideal for us, we all prefer semi-rural locations as a base and it enables the various members of the family to go and do their own thing, be it picturesque walks, beach, birding, historical exploring, shopping malls or just relaxing around the well-maintained pool and garden. The BBQ area is one of the best I've come across, both for the grill and food prep area. We tend to alternate between eating in and going to the local restaurants, which are extensive, cheap and serve very good local food and dishes (Lizzie can advise if you aren't certain where to go).

If you are into early morning walks or strolls (I can do strolls!) this is the location. Just beware of the ‘enthusiastic’ farm dogs. They can seem intimidating, but no one in our group, and we cover ages from mid-teens to ‘more senior’ members of the community (in our sixties and seventies now alas), have ever been snapped at, close up. Just make sure you take water and sun lotion when out, it does get hot very quickly during the spring and summer months.

Graham K

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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excellent villa

  • 5 of 5

great location in the countryside but only 4 miles from vibrant Tavira

the villa had all you needed for a very comfortable stay the villa is very spacious comfortable and clean Lizzie who lives close by is very helpful a font of local knowledge she has lived there . over 20 years .a great little restaurant in the village 10 minute walk away very reasonable prices

plenty of supermarkets to choose from and a very large shopping mall in tavira with a cinema and all the shops you could wish for we really felt refreshed after our stay

thank you Lizzy and Ann for making our stay so well organized and relaxing Marge &Stan

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5


  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beatiful bad Breathtaking!

  • 5 of 5

These villas are spectacular! They are tucked away in the country but you are not far from all the lovely tourist attractions.

The Owner/ Hostess,Elizabeth was extremely charming and very attentive.She has great sense of humour as well. Th e villa was clean and had all the amenities!!Will return!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your recent review after your stay i am glad we enjoyed your stay. it was a pleasure to have you as our guest and look forward to your return Elizabeth
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United Kingdom

Ideal holiday villa

  • 5 of 5

This villa was ideal .The information on the site is accurate and It has everything you could possibly want or need. It is clean, well maintained and in a beautiful location. The pool is sparkling and very inviting.The views from the balconies are lovely and the villa is very private.The owner provided excellent service over and above anything one would expect.

We had a wonderful holiday and I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for accommodation which is not far from the local town of Tavira where there are all the restaurants,shops and supermarkets as well as a local market and ferries across the water to the beaches The local village which is a few minutes walk away has a restaurant and bar, coffee shop, small supermarket, chemist, church etc. There are lots of beautiful walks and cycling areas nearby. The Local golf course is a few minutes drive away and the airport only 30kms. We will certainly visit again

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 10 youngsters renting this villa at the end of April, and it was above my expectations. I am SO satisfied, and I think i can speak for the whole group when saying so! The villa was fully equipped with all the necessities like kitchen wares (coffee machine), a dishwasher machine and even a washing machine for clothes! The barbecue area was incredible and super practical, the main living room had enough sofa space for the whole group, there's a smart TV attached to WiFi so you can log on to movie stream sites etc. The pool was a little chilly of course, but it didn't stop our group from jumping into it :D. The roof terrace has the most breathtaking view, but it's also quite amazing waking up and walk out on the terrace from the couples bedrooms on 2nd floor.

If you're thinking about renting this, DO IT! And be sure to visit the waterfalls nearby!

Thank you Elizabeth, this was such a lovely experience. We had the best holiday at this Villa, and we will definitely be renting it again in the future!

Best regards,


  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
800 Metres
O Forno
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
O Forno
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres

Special interest holidays:

Birdwatching is very popular on the nearby Ria Formosa. Furthermore, to help you relax we would be happy to arrange for a qualified visiting female massage practitioner to visit.


The nearest beach is within a nature reserve in Tavira, approx 10 mins drive. The coast can be viewed from the houses.


The nearest airport is Faro, approx 30 mins drive away. The nearest train station is in Tavira, approx 10 minutes drive. This train line travels along the Algarve coast.


The nearest village is Sto Estevao and is 800 metres/10 mins walk or few mins drive (all countryside roads). The nearest restaurant is within this village along with several small local bars and cafes. The beautiful ancient town of Tavira is 10 minutes drive away.

Further Details:

There are two well stocked local supermarkets in the local village, two cafes/bars, pharmacy, cash machine, reliable English-speaking taxi service, internet access and a church. There are many family orientated village festivals held over the summer months.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Santo Estêvão, Algarve

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
early summer
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
last minute bookings
21 Jun 2018 - 27 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
mid summer
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
high summer
1 Aug 2018 - 5 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £87.39

Booking Notes:
Reservations are made by paying a non-transferable and non-refundable 25% deposit. The remaining balance is required 2 months prior on the same basis. We will require a damage deposit which will be refunded 5 days after your departure. The number of guests allowed are strictly those stated. We will meet you at the property with your keys and give you a guided tour. We are usually available throughout your stay in case you have any questions or problems.

Changeover Day:
We try to be completely flexible! Ideally, we ask kindly that you vacate by 10am and new guests check-in at 3pm. We do not charge a late arrival fee.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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