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Secluded Villa With Private Pool. Fully Refurbished And Modernised

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Santo Estevao, Tavira, Eastern Algarve, Portugal - 10 Minute Walk To Village Including Cafe and Shops

Situated in the unspoilt, idyllic countryside of the Eastern Algarve, Vila Laurinha is approximately 30km east of Faro and only a 7 minute drive from the historic and picturesque market town of Tavira. The Spanish border is a mere 20km away. The villa is served by the local characterful village of Santo Estevao, with a shop, cafe, restaurant and all important ATM and Pharmacy. Beaches, golf courses and water parks are all within easy reach by car, as is Faro airport 25 minutes away. There are some wonderful walks and picnic spots to the north with incredible views of the countryside and ocean. The town of Tavira has a distinctly Venetian flavour and lies within the unspoilt countryside of the Eastern Algarve. There a variety of reasonably priced restaurants and bars serving both traditional Portuguese and international fare to suit all tastes and pockets. The daily fish and general market serves as its epicentre with the old Roman bridge dating back to the Roman occupation. The town developed by the Arab occupation and was conquered by the Portuguese in 1242. By the 16th century, Tavira served as a major port in the Algarve

Property Manager
Earlfield Ltd
Member since: 2015
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Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About Earlfield Ltd

Earlfield Ltd

Earlfield Ltd purchased this villa in 1998

Why Earlfield Ltd chose Santo Estêvão

Vila Laurinha has recently been fully refurbished with new kitchen, bathrooms and all new furniture. The area is idyllically located away from the tourist areas and traps of the Western Algarve. The area provides a distinctly authentic Portuguese feel.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Santo Estêvão in Municipality of Tavira

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite to bedroom 1 with bath and walk-in shower En-suite to bedroom 2 with bath and walk-in shower En-suite to bedroom 3 with walk-in shower En-suite to bedroom 4 with walk-in shower Guest WC
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed Bedroom 2 with king size bed Bedroom 3 with king size bed Bedroom 4 with 2 single beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Notes on accommodation: 4 Large bedrooms all have en-suite shower rooms. 3 bedrooms have king size beds, with a fourth furnished with twin single beds. All furniture newly updated in 2015. Outside: A very large patio with swimming pool and built in BBQ. Extensive patio furniture is available including sun loungers and outdoor dining facilities. A covered veranda provides much needed shade from the sun. There is also a roof terrace ideal for the sun worshipers among us. Utility Room: Laundry area with washing machine, ironing board, iron and general cleaning utilities Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included and changed weekly. Furthermore a maid service is included weekly to change the bedding and wash floors. Other: Spacious dining area with seating for 8 people. Highchair available.


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Secluded Villa With Private Pool. Fully Refurbished And Modernised
average rating of 4.3636365 based on 11 reviews

Ok but not great

  • 3 of 5

Dirty pool poor maintenance ie toilet seats

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very good!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Villa Laurinda. The house is great, the rooms, living room and kitchen are big and the outside areas are very good as well. It was a very sunny weekend although not warm enough to allow us into the pool. Still we got some sun and cooked wonderful meat on the barbecue. We'll be back.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic holiday - loads of space, great facilities and quiet location

  • 4 of 5

We have just come back from a lovely 10 day holiday at Villa Laurinha (4 adults and 4 children ranging from age 7 to 15). The villa itself has so much space both inside and out, was really clean and very nicely furnished and well equipped - there was everything you could need. The ensuites to each bedroom is a definite bonus and all the bedrooms are very spacious.

The villa is close to the motorway and you do hear a minor bit of traffic noise but nothing that spoils the otherwise incredibly tranquil and secluded area - you can barely see any other properties and have a beautiful view across the countryside from the pool terrace.

The large outdoor terraced area was a big hit with all of us, enough space for playing and sunbathing, or sitting under the veranda in the shade when it got too hot! The pool is a really good size, although we were slightly unlucky with it being end of season and going a bit 'green' and cloudy - not that it stopped us from enjoying it every day, and it is regularly serviced by the pool man, but that is the only real reason we have given 4 stars not 5.

Jane and Darren were so helpful with our very minor queries and we appreciated the change of bedding and floor cleaning mid stay.

We loved Tavira (fantastic gelato and custard tarts!) and Barril beach, as well as enjoying really good value meals at both O Forno in Santo Estavao and Luis do Prego in Prego.

Couple of small tips for prospective visitors - you need to request the welcome pack in advance, it isn't there on arrival as standard, and the 'full Sky satellite package' wasn't working when we were there, just limited English channels from a European satellite.

Thank you to Terry for sharing your lovely villa, and to Jane and Darren for your help and local advice. We would love to go back some time, both to the villa and to the area, which is an unspoilt gem in the Algarve.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Minor issues but generally good

  • 4 of 5

Our stay was generally very good. We had a few observations though. On arrival we found that the previous party had left at 7am whilst we arrived in the village in the morning but sat in the restaurant until 4pm awaiting entry. The welcome pack was partially in existence and the maid service never materialised so we washed our own sheets. We also found that for the two twelve days of our stay the restaurant, the only one in the village, closed two days after we arrived and re-opened the night before we left.

All that aside the villa was lovely, the area easily accessible to coast with amenities within close driving distance and we would recommend the villa to thers and go again ourselves.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 4 of 5

Very nice house and outside Area. A bit close to the motorway, but not to disturbing noise. Overall a great place.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Spacious Villa

  • 5 of 5

Lovely private and spacious villa. Very well equipped with the luxury of a bathroom for each bedroom. The terrace and pool are fantastic - our granddaughters spent so much time enjoying the pool. A very peaceful, unspoiled and quiet area of the Algarve but with easy access to some beautiful beaches and the delightful town of Tavira. Supermarkets and restaurants nearby but you do need a car. A great place for a holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beaches are plentiful in the Eastern Algarve, with Tavira beach the closest a mere 10 minutes drive


Faro airport is approximately a 25 minute drive. Car hire is not essential but recommended to take advantage of all that the area has to offer.


Santo Estevao is 1km and a 10 minute stroll. Tavira is a 10 minute drive to the centre of town and is served by supermarkets and a local market including a modern mall with shops, a cinema and food hall.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £263.1

Booking Notes:
30% deposit is required to secure your booking with the rest due 8 weeks prior to arrival. A small refundable deposit of £250 will be requested against potential damages.

Changeover Day:
We always try to be flexible to your needs, however normally would be Saturday.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for up to 2 weeks. For longer durations, please contact us for a tailored quote.

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.