Set in own grounds, 4 bedroom (2 with balconies), one with ensuite, 3 bathroom
- English, French, German, Portuguese, Dutch
About Kerry Holt
My name is Kerry and together with my husband, Phil, we purchased a piece of land and built our own dream house in the Algarve. Both Phil and I are professional people. Phil has his own retail business and has been in business twenty years. Myself, I am an HR Director in the Retail sector. We live on a farm on the outskirts of Manchester and have four children and four beautiful grandchildren. We chose the Tavira area because our friend introduced us to it and suggested we had a look. After a short weekend in Tavira we fell in love with the area, the people, the way of life and of course the quaint town of Tavira. We loved the clean beaches and the Portuguese people and their love of food, good wines and more importantly family life. Phil and i spend about four to six weeks a year in the Algarve, work permitting and so we can also advise of great restaurants and places to visit but we have made sure our house is one we will want to go and live in one day - its our home from home so if you decide this is for you for your holiday we are sure you will love it as much as we do.
Kerry Holt purchased this Villa in 2011
Why Kerry Holt chose Santo Estêvão
Why this property? - Well we couldn't find a property that we liked in the right location and we wanted to be near Tavira. Santo Estevao is one of the most popular areas in the Eastern Algarve and so close to the town giving you a peaceful location and easy access to lots of fab restaurants etc. Once we decided we wanted to be there then there was little option for us but to design and build our own house in the way we wanted. Having the peace and quiet while also being able to walk to local amenities or reach a town easily was important to us for holidays and Santo Estevao was just right for us. After looking at hundreds of websites and villas we finally settled on a design and were lucky enough to find just the right piece of land where we could build the house but also have a nice garden and pool and plenty of privacy
What makes this Villa unique
I particularly love the peace and quiet and listening to the sound of the crickets. We have rabbits and partridges and our own orchard of almonds and olives. I am also growing lemons, plums, peaches and various other fruit trees. It is rare to have this along with a sea view and also close to amenities. The pool has all day sunshine as do our gardens and sunbathing areas but we also have plenty of shade for either resting or dining on the terrace with excellent views over to Tavira and the beaches We are in a short ride from several long white sandy beaches, all award winning and great for adults or children
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Very Impressed with this property
Great Location with lovely sea views only 15 mins drive into Tavira Town
Our perfect holiday
The villa was absolutely perfect. The setting was beautiful, lush gardens and the pool fabulous. Spotlessly clean and fully kitted out with everything we needed. The remote location gives an insight into the true rural Portugal and is ideal for long walks in the countryside yet still convenient for Tavira which is only a 10 mins taxi ride. We'd definitely recommend this villa and the east Portugal region which has blown us all away, can't wait to return!!
Beautiful villa and superb grounds. The pool was perfect for children as the steps became a little paddling pool for our granddaughter!
Lovely large villa
Really enjoyed our stay here. A bit too far out of Tavira and nothing locally really so we made use of the BBQ. The local town had nothing to offer so we spent most nights outside the villa which was lovely if you want a relaxing holiday.
Hi Jenny. Thank you for your review. I'm sorry you found this to be too far out of the town centre for you. We try to make it clear in our description that Tavira is a ten minute drive away and we are in a peaceful/rural location. The local village has the basic facilities you need like a supermarket, cafe, bank, pharmacy and a couple of bars/restaurant but a drive is necessary if you want more. I will check to make sure it is clear. Thank you for your feedback. Very glad you had a lovely stay at our house.
What can I say, this villa was amazing from the start. An impressive driveway led to the beautiful villa , situated amongst Olive, orange, lemon, lime and fig trees. The outside area was fantastic for our family and the pool topped it off. The villa had literally everything you could ever need and more. I would highly recommend this villa for an amazing holiday in the Algarve
What a lovely review. Thank you so much. I’m so pleased you loved our house and had a great holiday and we would love to have you back again. Kerry and Phil
The property was outstanding! Very clean and spacious - just what we were looking for.
We had a fantastic week here. The children loved the space indoors and outside. The bedrooms were comfortable with lovely decor. The location was so peaceful and the views are amazing. The host was very helpful and basic groceries were provided on arrival.
We drove to two different beaches during our stay, which were both stunning.
It really was a wonderful holiday - we would highly recommend.
Thank you so much for your kind words about our villa. I’m so pleased you had a lovely time. We’d love to welcome you back in the future. Kind regards Kerry and Phil