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Villa in historical city of Estoi, Peaceful Location, Clean &Safe
Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with box spring double bed, fitted wardrobe, air-con. bedroom 2 with new twin beds and baby cot. both with fitted wardrobe, and reversible air conditioner (hot and cold). bed in the living room for 2 persons. Smoke detector and fire extinguisher.
Pool / Spa
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 6
Minimum age of primary renter:
- Remove the garbage every day
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (e.g. countertops, light switches, handles and taps)
Minimum one-day vacancy between guests’ stays
Cleaned with disinfectant
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC
Follows regional health guidelines: Clean & Safe (Portugal)
Special interest holidays:
New to this area are biking and walking tours in the algarvian countryside;bikes can be rented in Estoi. The ria formosa is a lovely area where all kinds of waterbirds including stiltons and flamingos can be watched. Via algarviana is a foothpath that goes from alcoutim to cabo vicente and passes through sao bras de alportel a few miles north of our villa. Visit the website on internet for more details.
Location: 5km N of Estoi, 8km SE of Sao Bras (all facilities), 15km NE of Faro (all facilities, airport, beach). 15 min to Faro Beach. 20 min to Pedras del Rei Beach (near Tavira) . Other beaches in Sao Rafael, Praia da Falesia, Monte Gordo.
From the pier of Olhao water taxis or a passenger ferry can be taken to the idilic islands of Armona, Culatra and Farol.
Deserted beaches,restaurants & bars at your choice.
Faro airport (15km), sevilla airport (150km) car hire is essential. Try the following airlines for cheap flights: easyjet, monarch, jet2, thomson, mytravellite, xl, ba, tap, brussels airlines. A car is essential and all the major companies operate out of faro and sevilla airport. We can recommend avis or travelrent on parking 4.
Estoi: 5km, Sao Bras: 6km, Faro: 15km, Tavira: 20km.
The historic old town of Estoi shows the Palacio do Visconde(became a Pousada) and Roman Ruins of Milreu.The market towns of Olhao and Loulé are around 15 minutes away.
Several supermarkets in Sao Bras de Alportel:Pingo Doce, Lidl and Intermarché. Hypermarket Jumbo in shopping centre in Faro. Several local restaurants are in an area of 10km. Daily market in Sao Bras de Alportel and Olhao, special market on Saturday in Olhao and monthly in Estoi and Moncarapacho. Market in Loulé not to be missed on Saturdays. We are just 30 minutes from the border with Spain and a wonderful drive along the River Guadiana. Estoi is famous for the Palace do Visconde (The Pink Palace) which has become a Pousada Hotel which can be visited and for the Ruins of a big Roman Villa which can be visited also. We are close to the Ria Formosa for bird spotting. This is a family owned property and over the years we have discovered many superb local restaurants. A book of recommendations is available in the villa with directions and comments. We welcome your new suggestions.
Wilfried Van den Broeck
- english, french, german, portuguese, Dutch
About Wilfried Van den Broeck
We live in Belgium and we have 3 children, one boy and 2 girls. My wife and I work, but we spend most of our holidays in Portugal, where we have friends and have fallen in love with the country. Since 1980 we have been travelling all over Portugal, and we know every spot. The Algarve is our preferred region especially the Ria Formosa Natural Park.
Wilfried Van den Broeck purchased this Villa in 1996
Why Wilfried Van den Broeck chose Murta
We and all our family love Estoi because of the beauty and peacefulness of the area. There are many beautiful beaches and places of interest in the neighbourhood like old Faro town and Olhao fish market. The area is easily accessible with Faro airport less than 15 minutes drive away. The climate is sunny and dry.
What makes this Villa unique
The property is quiet and rest giving. Just 20 minutes drive to the city of Faro and an ample choice of beautiful beaches. The pool is private and comfortable with a large barbecue area. We provide for information about delicious restaurants when booking. The highlight is the garden. We are landscaping the garden in front of the villa and around the pool area.