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Luxury Villa With 10m X 5m Pool In Private Landscaped Grounds Of Around 1 Acre



Updated: 08-Dec-2016
Villa in Monte Agudo, Nr. Santo Estevao, Tavira, Eastern Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful Rural Location Yet 1km From The Village Of Santo Estevao And A Short Drive To Tavira

This delightful villa is set in a peaceful fold in the gently rolling hills of the eastern Algarve. Set in around an acre of landscaped grounds with a formal garden and lawn, the property melts into the beautiful surrounding countryside dotted with its carob, olive, almond and fig trees and nearby citrus groves. Whilst externally the architecture is classically traditional, Casa do Ferreiro is a modern and very well appointed villa completed in 2010. The 10m x 5m salt water pool was built in 2011 and surrounding patios and final landscaping added in 2012. The 4 bedrooms are all ensuite, fitted with air conditioning included in the rental prices. The spacious living areas include a generous lounge, adjacent reading area and formal dining area with high airy vaulted ceiling and circular glass table. The traditional Algarvean fishing port of Tavira with its splendid river frontage with fish restaurants, fabulous beaches and excellent fish market are 6 miles distant.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We live and work in England, our 3 grown-up daughters have now flown the nest and are pursuing their careers.

We have worked hard to achieve our place in the sun.

Since completing the villa in 2010, we have visited as often as possible, work commitments allowing, and have never tired of returning. We hope that our visitors will feel as comfortable and relaxed as we do at our home from home.

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Speaks English, French, Portuguese

Guestbook comments from the owner

I can honestly say that in the last 7 years of hiring villas in Portugal and Lanzarote, your villa out-does them all. We were so impressed, that we will definitely be in touch in the not too distance future to rebook. Karen.

We loved the pergola and spent many a happy lunch time under there in the shade, catching the breeze. Jo and Ian.

We had a fabulous holiday - and your beautiful villa made a huge contribution to our enjoyment! Such a lovely spot and you have clearly built the villa with such loving care. Susan.

Had another wonderful week at your beautiful house. We love it! Judith and G.

Our holiday at Casa Do Ferreiro was fantastic. It was everything we hoped for and more. We would very much like to return there. Steph.

Ola Sr Smith tudo muito bem à sua vivenda e espetacular.

We've had such a fantastic time in your beautiful home and will really have something fantastic to look forward to next summer! Debbie.

We really love your beautiful villa. Sue.
Feb 2012
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13 Reviews

based on 13 holidaymaker reviews


Absolute perfection!

  • 5 of 5

This truly is the most beautiful property. Really clean, spacious and modern, and it feels really homely and comfortable too.

We spent most of our time outside lazing in the sunshine by the pool and it was really tranquil. We went in late September and I was so surprised by how hot it was, so the pool was very much needed and was so refreshing.

For meals, we either had BBQs at the villa (lovely selection of food at the local supermarket Pingo Doce) or we went to some fab restaurants in Tavira which is a 10-15 min drive/taxi ride away.

Really easy to get to, it was approx 30 mins drive from Faro airport. We didn't want to leave! I will definitely recommend to friends and relatives and I will certainly be coming back again. Thank you so much!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Do Ferreiro is a beautiful, high quality, very comfortable villa, equipped with everything you could possibly need for a perfect holiday. An ideal location away from the crowds but in easy reach of shops and restaurants in the nearby village or the lovely town of Tavira. The swimming pool and garden are also amazing with an abundance of places to sit and relax, both in and out of the sun. Margaret, the owner, could not have been more helpful and we received a warm welcome and fond farewell from Rachel who is on hand to assist at any time. We had a wonderful week in this special place and only wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Home from home!

  • 5 of 5

This is the third time in four years that we have stayed here and this year we were once again lucky enough to spend four weeks.

The villa is absolutely beautiful and is maintained to such a high standard. It is also spotlessly clean and the cleaning staff are brilliant.

Bedding and towels are of real quality and virtually everything you can think of is provided in the kitchen.Similarly, there are plenty of books, games and DVD's. Margaret, the owner, is justifiably proud of the villa and all comments and suggestions are taken on board...we loved the new fridge this year!!

The outside space is superb and the addition of new seating outside the front door was great. All of the outdoor furniture is superb and there is a space for everyone should you want a bit of peace and quiet.

The villa is secluded and peaceful but not isolated and is within such easy reach of Tavira and several local restaurants which are all very good value.

We're taking a break next year to take the kids on a long promised trip to Disney but I know we will be back and that it will again feel like coming home!

We cannot recommend this villa highly enough and the support and advice provided locally by Rachel from Smartavillas is fabulous.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Casa do Ferreiro, Monte Agudo, Tavira

  • 5 of 5

This is the third year we have stayed at this property which says it all. Quality villa, well maintained, superbly equipped, very private, excellent pool. Couple of minutes drive to local village with good local restaurant, pharmacy, atm and mini mercado.Ten minute drive to the lovely old town of Tavira and beaches.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A haven in the sun!

  • 5 of 5

The better end of the Algarve, quieter but beautiful.

The villa is everything it appears in the listing, the pool and pool area is well maintained and quiet, good local restaurants.

Have fun!

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic villa even better than expected

  • 5 of 5

Even though its deep mid-winter the villa was toasty warm with its fan assisted log fire and air conditioning in each room.... a real home from home. Unfortunately we didn't get to use the pool but did manage to have breakfast beside it every morning. The villa itself is finished to a high standard and set in beautifully landscaped gardens with lots of hidden areas to explore. If you are looking for a luxury holiday in the sun with the bonus of beautiful beaches and historic towns close by then this is the place for you. Definitely missing it already and can't wait to come back.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
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From the Owner

We eventually got around to visiting the Algarve in the late nineties, having promised ourselves for many years. Our holiday was with another family, two sets of parents and 5 daughters in all in a large villa in Santo Estevao. We were immediately taken with the eastern Algarve, so much so that we returned the following year with the same friends but this time to the West. After many visits over the next few years to different locations with differing groups, we decided to look for our own property. On the last day of one visit to Tavira, we were taken to see a piece of land and we instantly knew that this beautiful and tranquil part of the Algarve was the place for us. After several years of a tortuous planning, approvals and building process we finally have our own slice of paradise.

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary


The eastern Algarve boasts many beautiful beaches. A number can be reached in around 15 minutes by car (6 miles). From the riverfront in Tavira or near the river mouth you can take a short ferry trip to the beautiful sandy beaches on Tavira island with its excellent facilities, water sports and many fish restaurants for lunch or dinner. More island beaches are at Fuseta, Cabanas, Olhao and Barril by causeway/minitrain at Pedras d'el Rei. Beaches at Cacela and Manta Rota are within easy reach.


Faro Airport is a 30 minute drive by car (35km). Seville airport 170km (1 hr 45 minutes).

Coastal train line 8km away in Tavira.

Motorway A22 4km.

Car hire is essential.


Santo Estevao is the nearest village to the Villa taking 2 mins by car or approximately 15 mins on foot (approx 1km).

The town of Tavira is a 15 min drive (around 8km) away.

Spanish border around 30km.

Further Details:

The village of Santo Estevao has 2 well equipped mini markets, catholic church, chemist, a Post office with free internet access and cash point, snack bars and the O Forno restaurant and bar, which is recommended for an inexpensive and relaxing evening serving excellent barbequed food.

Approximately 8km distant is the traditional Algarvean fishing port of Tavira with its splendid river frontage and many fish restaurants serving fresh daily catches; cafe bars, shops and much more on both sides of the river.

There is a large indoor shopping centre with free underground parking just outside the town centre of Tavira (Plaza) with a huge supermarket to stock up with everything you need.

Tavira has its own extensive and fascinating traditional fish, meat and vegetable market that is open 6 days a week [morning for the fish market] where you can pick up all of your BBQ needs.

There is an open-air cinema in Tavira in Summer.

Further afield, across the Spanish border, you can visit the beautiful city of Seville, around 1.5 hours travel on the motorway.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 9
1 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 10
27 May 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 11
8 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 12
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 13
2 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 14
7 Oct 2017 - 1 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 6.0%

Booking Notes:
Please contact owners for availability. A 30% deposit is required to secure the booking and final payment is required 8 weeks prior to your date of arrival. Full payment will be required at the time of booking for bookings taken within 10 weeks of arrival.
A £400 or Euro breakage/damage/lost items, keys etc, deposit is required, refundable within 2 weeks of your return provided all is in order.
We strongly advise that our clients take out holiday insurance cover. We cannot offer refunds.

Changeover Day:
Change over usually Saturday in high season, flexible at other times.
Arrival time is 4pm and clients must vacate the property by 10am on the day of departure. If you arrive early, please allow the cleaners to finish before access inside the villa.

Notes on prices:
Pricing is for up to 8 people sharing. The double bed settee in the master bedroom is available for the use of up to a maximum of 2 further guests for which the charge is £75 per person per week. Ideal for 2 young children in their parents' bedroom. First infant [up to 2 years] free, one cot and sheets only provided, additional cots payable locally.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 08-Dec-2016
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From the Owner

Enjoy the benefits of our location; the therapy of relaxing by the pool in the countryside and the proximity of the wonderful beaches make for an enjoyable family holiday. Golfers will be spoilt for choice and are likely to find more space on the courses nearby than on those further west. Visit the fabulous Monte Rei and indulge yourselves in the complete golfing experience. Discover, as we have, the delights of rural restaurants serving home-cooked food whilst watching the sunset amongst the verdant hillsides. Experience the warmth and friendliness of the Portuguese people.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 300 m²


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 4 Master Ensuite - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Ensuite to Bedroom 1 with wc, bath, shower over and bidet Ensuite to Bedroom 2 with wc and shower Ensuite to Bedroom 3 with wc and shower Ensuite to Master Bedroom 4 with wc, large shower, his/hers sink and bidet Downstairs cloakroom with wc and sink


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 ground floor with twin beds, patio Bedroom 2 twin beds, roof terrace Bedroom 3 double bed, roof terrace Bedroom 4 (Master) king size bed, double bed settee, large roof terrace All have air conditioning, fitted wardrobes and bedroom furniture


  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The villa is fully licensed for rental with the Portuguese authorities [License number 3078/AL] and compliant with health and safety requirements. Air conditioning is included in the rental prices, please read our guidance notes for efficient use upon arrival. All windows and doors have integral fly screens and shutters or decorative security ironwork. All bathrooms have mechanical ventilators set with overrun timers linked to the room lights. Hot water is provided by solar panels. The bedroom roof terraces and ground floor bedroom have two rattan cushioned armchairs and table. In addition the master bedroom terrace has 2 cushioned sun loungers. Internet and wifi available. Essentials starter pack provided [can be supplemented at additional cost]. The villa is idyllic for a relaxing, stress-free holiday. Strictly non-smoking. No pets. Car essential. Outside: Large landscaped garden with 10m x 5m swimming pool to the front elevation of the house facing South and West for all day sunshine, surrounding patio and lawn with loungers and umbrellas. The pool is hygienic and non-toxic salt water with walk in steps to shallow end, depth range 1.2m to 1.6m. The pool is cleaned and grass cut approximately weekly and garden and landscaping tended when necessary. Steps lead up from the pool patio to a large shaded pergola and further sun terrace. Accessed directly from the kitchen and pool area is a spacious alfresco dining area with huge stone table and benches comfortably seating 10 with traditional built BBQ with large grille to suit occupancy, a sink and shelving at the cooking area. Attractive unbreakable outdoor tumblers, glasses and crockery are provided for your safety. If you visit in late August/September it is a tradition that our neighbours pick the carob pods from the trees around the perimeter for a cash crop, please accommodate their access. Utility Room: Utility area annexed to the kitchen with washing machine, separate dryer, granite work top, tidy dry, iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are provided and changed weekly along with cleaning for stays of 10 nights or more. Pool/beach towels are provided. Extra cleaning is available by arrangement and charged locally. Other: Spacious circulation/entertaining area leads from lounge to dining room with lovely airy, vaulted ceiling and circular glass table seating 10+. A picture window and patio door overlooks the garden and pool area with further patio doors and balcony.

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