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
Villa in Santo Estevao, Tavira, Eastern Algarve, Portugal - 10 Minute Walk To Village Including Cafe and Shops
- Calendar last updated:
- 20 Jan 2019
About 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.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Great villa with lots of privacy. Very close to the freeway but after a while you dont mind the noice.
Great for families with children.
Great villa and everything worked well!
We had 6 nights with our adult children so appreciated the large living space, wifi, en suite rooms and the bedroom air conditioning.
The welcome worked well and helped us to find it easily - its a way up the bumpy lane to the villa. Worth noting there isnt much in the village nearby, so we went to Tavira mostly (5 miles or so) and so it wouldn't work easily to stay there without a hire car.
our hire car people would have charged extra to go to Spain, so check this out if you want to do this - its not far.
Lovely stay again
We stayed here last year and loved it so we booked again this year! Villa is lovely and spacious and in a secluded spot. It is very peaceful, easy access to motorway, only about 30 minutes from Faro airport. Aldi less than 10 minutes drive away, beach about 10/15 minute drive (you have to drive to the little ferry to take you to the beach- ferry 10/15 minutes and 2 Euro for return ticket). We had another wonderful stay and are hoping to come back next year! Would recommend this villa to everyone.
Top quality villa with excellent fixtures and fittings, great outside space and pool.
Great holiday. Local village and town of Tavira are within easy reach and are great for coffee's in the day and restaurants at night. Complemented by a lovely.spotlessly clean, well equipped villa with lovely terrace, gardens and pool. Terry was very helpful with information ahead of arrival and Jane was a great contact during our stay and was always available for any help we needed. A great villa and management team which all contributed to an excellent holiday.
Ok but not great
Dirty pool poor maintenance ie toilet seats
I am sorry you did not think the villa was great and you had problems. If you had notified us of any issues early in your stay these would have been rectified immediately. The pool is maintained and kept spotless by professional pool cleaning company who visits and cleans it weekly. However, in breezy conditions we do have leaves and flower petals which can be blown into the pool. There is a net provided for removing this kind of debris. As for a toilet seat being loose, I can only apologize and assume it was overlooked by the cleaner, when doing a changeover clean. We would have been happy to rectify this if we had been made aware. I am sorry that your review is a little unbalanced and does not mention all of the great facilities we have at the villa and the general maintenance of all the other aspects. We feel it is a little unfair, but it is your right and if we can help to make your stay better next time, please just let us know. As you can see from other reviews, the villa is loved by many and hopefully shows that we do all we can to make our guests stay comfortable and as special as possible.
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.
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.
Additional pricing information
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.