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Villa With Private Pool And SPECTACULAR Sea Views, sleeps 8



Updated: 13-Sep-2016
Villa near Estoi, Eastern Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful and Scenic Location. Near Golf, Beach, Faro and Ria Formosa

Luxury 2-level villa , sleeps 8, full size saltwater pool, 4 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, air-co, jeu de boules court , BBQ area and a large terrace overlooking Ria Formosa, situated in a fully fenced and well maintained garden of 4550m, child friendly, 20 minutes to the nearby golf, 20 minutes to Faro airport and the beach and 10 minutes to Sao Bras de Alportel.

The house is tastefully decorated, fully equipped and has all the appliances, WIFI, games, library, Bose sound. There are various terraces in sun or shade , sun beds, umbrellas and a swing for kids.

Free linen provided ,except beach towels .

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Bookable online

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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


Excellent Villa

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent family holiday here during August.

The Villa is well appointed and the views are stunning.

The local area is very nice and although the beaches are a car journey away they are really stunning.

We found overall that the listing was accurate and the layout and facilities were exactly as described, the property was very clean and overall well maintained.

The owners were very easy to contact, and when we did have a small problem (not the villa's fault) they responded very quickly.

Thank you for a great holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great villa, amazing views, perfect service!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many properties over the years and this property goes straight to the top of the list!

Very comfortable villa with equally comfortable rooms and beds!

Most bedrooms, the large balcony, the pool area, the badminton court, children's swing, garden dining table and the pergola covered dining table (with 2(!) large bbqs) all feature the spectacular (nearly 180º) view of the sea, Faro and Olhão.

The villa is located on a quiet hill but is minutes away from the centre of Faro and beaches. Shops are also nearby. A car is highly recommended though!

The owners were very quick to respond when we had a question about the alarm system and the remote controlled gate and were very helpful.

Also great that the nice kitchen was very well equipped and that there were toys and pool gadgets available for our little one to play with.

All in all we had a wonderful time at Vila Mara and we will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

The property is a beautiful and large house set in wonderful gardens. The view over the sea is spectacular and it is a great pleasure to sit on the terrace, day or night. The house is very comfortable and extremely-well equipped (everything you need in the kitchen). The different levels give it a lot of charm. The bedrooms are well located on each side of the house, which allow for two families to have each their own area. Beddings are very comfortable. The house is set at the top of a hill. Several secluded areas with tables outdoors allow you to enjoy drinks and meals in different settings. There even is an area for playing badminton or « pétanque » and a swing for children. All with this wonderful view over the sea. It is located less than 10 mn away from the village of Estoi. Several beautiful beaches are at a short distance by car and the town of Tavira (30 mn) is wonderful and so charming. A car is indispensable. Thank you to the owners who, despite the fact that they were in the Netherlands, were very helpful and reactive. We had a wonderful time at Villa Mara and we hope to be back at some point.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The best of times!

  • 5 of 5

We've had the best of times af villa Mara. The house is encredible comfortable and well equipped. The kitchen, the outdoor kitchen, the BBQ..... and several terasses to eat all you've cooked!

Also, the house is very child friendly, with the pool at a 'lower' level kids can play safely in and around the house. And there are swings! And toys! And waterbeds!

Contact with the owners was very pleasant and they were extremely helpful to answer any question. We definitely recommend villa Mara and hope be back ourselves someday.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and great owner

  • 5 of 5

I cannot recommend this villa highly enough. The whole place is beautiful, completely serene and full of everything you can need to have a great, relaxing holiday.

The swimming pool was excellent and got the sun all day and into the evening. There are various areas to enjoy meals, relax in the evening with a drink or just to go and read a book.

The villa is close enough to a town that if you want to eat out, it is easy but also far enough away to really get some peace and quiet.

Finally, the owner could not have been more helpful. I left my wallet at the property after leaving and she arranged for it to be sent back to me and was also very flexible about arrival timings.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Best kept secret

  • 5 of 5

This place is truly a hidden gem.

This villa has it all. A fantastic view, a large pool, and jeux de boules area and many areas where you can sit in the sun or shade.

It is very compfortable and with the best BBQ view ever.

Also very comfy beds and large dining table(s).

We have really enjoyed it and we will go back again to this villa for sure.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 20 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Azinheiro at 15 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Olhao at 14 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Colina Verde at 18 Kilometres Nearest Train : Faro at 16 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A22 at 6 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Alcaria Cova at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Faro at 17 Kilometres Car: necessary


Distance to the beach: 20 minutes by car.

There is a ferry to the islands in Ria Formosa


Distance to the airport: 20 minutes by car.

Car hire is recommended.


5 minutes to the Estois' Pousada

10 minutes to Sao Bras de Alportel

20 minutes to Faro

20 minutes to the beach

20 minutes to Almancil and Vilamoura


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn holiday
15 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 14
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 15
17 Dec 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Payment: 50% at reservation; 50% one month before the beginning of the rental period
Deposit: 500 Euro

Changeover Day:
Flexible, but after consultation

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 13-Sep-2016
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Property Type

  • villa


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1, with bath, shower, bidet, wc and washstand; 2 bathrooms with shower, wc, bidet and washstand


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 3 bedrooms with double beds and 1 bedroom with 2 single beds as well as a cot.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Outside: The fully fenced garden has several patios, a playground for jeu de boules or badminton; there is a barbecue, an outdoor kitchen with dining table. The private pool is 10x5m and has 8 sunbeds. Utility Room: The linen room has a washing machine a dryer and an extra small fridge for cold drinks. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included (no beach towels) cleaning and changing upon request. Other: The stair leads to the pool with the 4th double bedroom and bathroom en-suite. There is a large shaded area with a dining table and chairs.

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