Estoi Holiday Villas

estoi villas

estoi holiday villas

The Estoi villas offer the flexibility of a self-catering vacation on the Algarve, one of Europe’s favourite getaway destinations. Due to the village’s elevated location, many of its villas provide views of the surrounding landscape that are simply breathtaking. The journey to tranquil Estoi in Estoi, deep in the Portuguese countryside, may feel like the beginning of an adventure.

Typically, Estoi villas will be modern but evoking that hacienda style of architecture. Patios, terraces and balconies create plenty of opportunities to make the most of the benign weather. Swimming pools and built in barbecues are universal, again making the most of the Algarve’s outdoorsy way of life. The pools are usually generously proportioned with steps and ladder for easy access. Covered shade is always provided along with garden furniture and sun loungers.

The interiors are likely to be tastefully decorated and fully modernised. The emphasis is on bright, clean, airy living spaces, comfortably furnished and well equipped. Satellite TV, DVD players and CD players are common. Kitchens come with all the cooking facilities needed for a self-catering break. The larger properties may have a games room.

The Estoi villas can sleep from 4 to 8 guests. Bedrooms and bathrooms have everything guests could ever need and this being the Continent, the bathrooms have bidets. The accommodation will either have air conditioning or freestanding fans, or sometimes a combination of both.

estoi villasEstoi in Estoi has all the usual amenities. There are bars, cafes and local supermarkets within walking distance. The supermarkets of course, are vital for self-caterers. Both Portuguese and some British fare will be on sale.

The villas are never more than 5 or 6 kilometres from the village. It is worth hiring a car as the regional airport of Faro is approximately 25 minutes drive away from these villas. The nearest beach is 20 kilometres. Due to the altitude and rural location self-drive is essential.

The village is unspoilt and offers a taste of the traditional Algarve life style. There are two major attractions. Most notable is the Palace of Estoi, with its rococo architecture studded in those blue and white ceramic tiles so evocative of old Portugal. The Romans must have been as impressed by the Algarve’s charms as the modern day visitor. They settled here over two thousand years ago. The ruins of Milreu, an excavated Roman villa is a must see for anyone interested in ancient history.

The main town in this municipality is Faro. Again there is a fascinating history with Moorish architecture and medieval walls. Nearby is the Ria Formosa lagoon, an important nature reserve and known for the variety of its bird life. The Lagoon is well worth a visit, with a number of cafés, bars and restaurants along the water’s edge.

Another popular village in the vicinity is Tavira, home to a Roman Bridge that has survived two millennia, as well as picturesque winding streets and alleys.

The Algarve is known for its blue-ribbon beaches, from small sandy coves to endless strips of golden shore backed by rugged cliffs. All manner of water sports are available, skiing, scuba diving among the beautiful corals, surfing to the west and dolphin safaris for the children.

All images in this page are of the Villa Mar, a 4 bedroom villa in Estoi.

6 Bedroom villas:
Casa Jasmim

4 Bedroom villas:
AmapolaCasas do MalhaoCerro da OliveriaVilla Mar

3 Bedroom villas:
Casa AmendoeiraCasa DesireeCasa OasisIsaurinda IMuximaParaisoQuinta dos Reis

2 Bedroom Villas:
Casa MochoIsaurinda II

estoi holiday villas