Casa Kuito is our lovely villa in a peaceful rural setting overlooking the hills close to the historic town of Estoi, famous for is 18th Century Viscount's Palace and Roman Ruins. The villa is on a very quiet side road 5 minutes by car from Estoi, with no overlooking houses and panoramic views over the hills. The two bedroomed villa has a large south facing private pool with chill out sunbeds and shades, BBQ and al fresco dining area, veranda with bistro table for quiet sundowners and all amenities (free internet, multi channel TV, DVDs and fully equipped kitchen). Transport links are excellent - we are only 20 mins from Faro airport, within easy driving distance of many beaches and golf courses and close to the motorway to the Western Algarve or Spain ( but cannot hear it at all it's on the other side of the hill). Estoi has small supermarkets, local restaurants and a monthly street market.
Villa in Estoi, Eastern Algarve, Portugal - Tranquil Overlooking Rolling Hills But Close To All Amenities
João and Maggie
- english, french, portuguese
- Calendar last updated:
- 20 Jan 2019
About João and Maggie
We bought Casa Kuito in 2003, spent two years renovating the villa and have been letting during the summer months since 2005, so we have lots of experience! I - João - manage the villa with the help of my close friend, Maggie, so we are fully fluent in both English and Portuguese. We are also trying to improve our French but that is another story!! The villa is away from the hustle and bustle of the coast but easily accessible from the airport. The villa enjoys fabulous open views of the countryside and is well endowed with fascinating birdlife as well as the odd passing goat! We are not overlooked by other houses but are on a side road so it is easy to get places. The pool is large and entirely private. The beaches are only about 15 to 20 minutes away. There is a bar and small shop in Azinheiro only about 10 mins walk and there are many more bars and restaurants in Estoí itself. Casa Kuito is named after a town in Angola in Southern Africa where Maggie and I worked for over twenty years.
João and Maggie purchased this Villa in 2003
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Would certainly recommend this villa
Had a great time. Isolated, lovely pool and stunning views. Great sitting out on the veranda as the sun sets. Good amenities close by. Roman ruins worth a visit.
We had a wonderful time, the villa had everything we needed and as the nights were a little chilly the wood burner was very handy. We would love to return for another great holiday.
Wonderful spot to explore Algarve and relax at the end of the day
My wife, two boys and I had a wondeful time at Casa Kuito.
The villa comfortably houses four. It is equipped with all the creature comforts. There is an outside bbq to complement a full and well-equipped kitchen.
The owners had very detailed written instructions to find everything we needed around the house.
The pool and the views are indeed quite nice, and very soothing at the end of a day of adventure. We spent a good chunk exploring the region by bicycle (we highly recommend lisabikes 3km away for bike quality and service), and the villa is a great launchpad for different bike trips.
Lovely Secluded Villa for a relaxing holiday
All the information for the villa was detailed and clear. The directions to the villa from the airport were easy to follow. A car is highly recommended.
The Villa itself was comfortable, clean and tidy.
There is clean BBQ next to a outdoor table, the lighting is sufficient for a night time meal, but you'll have to bring your own light for the BBQ.
The pool is clean, although you may have to fish out a leaf or two, all the necessary equipment is easily accessible, including deck chairs and floats which are stored in the garage.
The response time for inquiries both before and during our stay were quick, within 24h, and were very helpful.
The Position of the Villa is a comfortable distance from Faro for any activities or for the beach. Estoi by car is only a short drive away and the local shop stocks all necessities.
Thank you for your review. There is a light for the barbecue that has an on/off switch on one of the pillars on the porch. Perhaps I should add this to the villa details that we send to guests!
My husband and myself have stayed at this villa twice and have booked again for 2017, we love it here, hire a car and explore. Lovely pool and Sue is a lovely lady even put the sports on the tv free of charge ☺️ Looking forward to going back .
Thank you for your review. It's nice to sometimes be able to give special benefits for loyal customers!
Lovely relaxing holiday!
Myself and my partner stayed here for a week. As I'm writing this, we're just packed up as we're leaving for UK again in the morning! Both of us feeling a bit sad to leave as we have thoroughly enjoyed staying at your villa.
We have taken advantage of the pool every day and managed to get a nice sun tan, hopefully lasting us a few weeks as the autumn in drawing in....
We had planned to go on more excursions than we did but have no regrets as we are relaxed and ready to tackle the winter months, remembering our holiday.
We did go to Olahõ a couple of times, for food shopping and a boat tour, which was very enjoyable. We also spent an afternoon in Tavira which we found enjoyable.
Hopefully we'll be back again as there's a lot more we'd like to explore, perhaps come for a couple of weeks next time.
We were lucky to see the eclipse and blood moon while we were here, very special!
We found the villa very well equipped, with lots of crockery etc. We have used the Bluetooth speaker a lot.
On the whole we've had a perfect holiday, everything has worked out great, think the villa is in a "perfect" place, not far from the airport and towns.
PS. we thought it was a nice touch to get a call from Sue the day after we arrived to make sure everything was OK.
Eva and Adrian
The Algarve is famous for its beaches. The coast is 15-20 minutes by car choosing between the long sandy beaches of the East reached by Aqui Taxi from Fuzeta and the stunning cliffs of Praia de Rocha and Falesia further to the West.
Faro Airport is just 20 minutes by car. Try the following airlines for cheap flights: Easyjet, BA, Monarch, Jet2, Thomson. A car is essential for our villa and all the major companies operate out of Faro airport. Flights to Lisbon can sometimes be cheaper and it takes us 2½ hours from Lisbon airport to the villa.
Casa Kuito is 5 mins by car from the historic old town of Estoi with the recently restored Palacio do Visconde and Roman Ruins of Milreu. We are just 30 minutes from the border with Spain and a wonderful drive along the River Guadiana. Faro is 20 mins away for cinema and shopping. The market town of Loulé is around 15 mins away.
There is a Modelo Supermarket on the road towards Estoi just outside Faro and a smaller supermarket in Estoi town. Estoi has banks and several simple restaurants as well as the wonderful Palacio de Estoi. The Palacio has excellent views and is reasonably priced for drinks and meals on the terrace.
Changeover Day: Changeover day is flexible. Arrival time is 3pm and departure at 11am.