Villa Martagao

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Sleeps: 14 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 7


Recommended Pool Villa/House
Great Value
Ideal for Kids Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite

A spacious, welcoming villa that combines modern conveniences with traditional Portuguese architecture, Villa Martagao is located in the historic village of Estoi in the Algarve region.

The home away from home is nestled in the Portuguese countryside, offering fantastic views of the surrounding landscape. Faro - and the international airport - are just a short drive away, making it the perfect base from which to explore this exquisite area.

Having recently undergone major renovations, the design of Villa Martagao pays homage to its original Algarvian roots. Outside, terracotta Santa Catarina tiles - handmade in the region - adorn the swimming pool, while inside, guests will find touches of the villa’s long-standing charm alongside up-to-date amenities.

The property can sleep up to 14 people and has six bedrooms, all with ensuites. Two of the rooms have Queen Beds, one with a soaker tub and private balcony overlooking the pool, and the other with a hydro massage shower. Two further rooms have a set of twin beds, both with rainfall showers and private balconies. There are double beds in two more rooms, which share a balcony. Finally, an additional two people can sleep in the games room, where there is a double sofa bed. Villa Martagao is well-suited for families with younger children too - the home has two baby cribs where your little ones can sleep.

Large groups will love the tranquil, free-flowing feel of Villa Martagao. The property has an open-plan living and dining room that is also connected to a fully equipped modern kitchen, ideal for entertaining. Step outside and make the most of the warm evenings in Estoi, on the terrace and BBQ area. An eye-catching fountain ties the pergola with its traditional roots, giving a nod to the villas original architecture.

No luxury villa would be complete without a private pool, and on that front Villa Martagao does not disappoint. Surrounded by loungers, the pool area is an ideal place for guests to sip on a drink while enjoying the Algarve sun. There’s also an outdoor sound system to add to this ultimate space of fun and relaxation.

Perhaps one of the most exciting attributes of Villa Martagao is the impressive game room. Kitted out in the latest entertainment technology, groups and families can unwind and chill out in comfy chairs, while younger kids will love the soft toys and child-friendly games. For those with a competitive streak, there’s also a ping pong table - guaranteed to provoke some friendly family rivalry!

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Pets and smoking are not allowed at Villa Martagao
  • The property is wheelchair accessible
  • The home comes equipped with a children’s highchair and two cribs

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Safety Deposit Box Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Smart TV Games Room Table Tennis Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating

Ground floor
- Fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar
- Open plan dining area for 12 people
- Large living room with Smart TV and modern fireplace
- Games room with sofa-bed, table tennis, TV, PlayStation and access to the terrace
- Two independant WCs
- Bathroom with outdoor access only

First floor
- Bedroom with queen bed, access to a private balcony and en-suite bathroom featuring both a shower and a bath
- Bedroom with queen bed and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with twin beds, access to a private balcony and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with twin beds, access to a private balcony and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with double bed, access to a shared balcony and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with double bed, access to a shared balcony and en-suite bathroom

Exterior grounds
- Private swimming pool (12x6m)
- Outdoor rain shower
- Large terrace and garden area
- Outdoor dining for 14 people
- Various sun loungers
- Built-in barbecue
- Covered terrace
- Garden furniture
- Various parasols
- Private parking


About the surrounding area of Villa Martagao
Walk to Village Watersports Canoeing/Kayaking Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Cycling Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Drive just 15 minutes inland from Faro and you’ll come across Estoi, a quaint hilltop village that offers unspoilt views of the surrounding countryside.

Complete with cobblestone streets, whitewashed houses and terracotta roofs, Estoi is the embodiment of classic Algarve living. While the village receives a healthy amount of tourists looking for a day trip from one of the nearby resort towns, Estoi still maintains a quiet charm that will appeal to holiday-goers seeking a more private retreat.

Villa Martagao is just a two minute’s drive from the village itself. Once you arrive, guests will be treated to beautiful panoramic views of the hills and ocean - the property entices visitors to rest and enjoy the peaceful, serene location.

Estoi itself is mostly known for its two major attractions - the Palacio de Estoi and the Roman Villa of Milreu.

The Palacio is just a short walk from the main village square in Estoi and is a 19th century, recently renovated palace, with the pink Rococo facade now restored to its former glory. Spend some time in the two elegant tea rooms, then peruse the statues of the French-inspired gardens.

Also close by (just a 15-minute walk) is the Roman Villa of Milreu. Here you’ll see the well-preserved ruins of a Roman villa complex, dating all the way back to 2 AD. Marvel at the mosaics, which were once part of a bathhouse, and explore the history of the area.

While Estoi is best suited for people-watching outside local cafes and immersing yourself in a slower-paced life, there’s also plenty to see and do nearby. Just a quick drive away, and adventure-seekers will be more than entertained during their Algarve villa holiday.

Faro is an immediately obvious choice and is probably where you’ll fly into when staying at Villa Martagao. The capital of the Algarve region is not short of spectacular religious buildings and cultural sites, ideal for history buffs. The Gothic cathedral sits in the heart of the Old Town and is a stunning place to begin your trip to the city. Close by is the macabre bone chapel, which is lined with the bones of over 1,000 monks...hence the name!

For arguably one of the most beautiful beaches in the Algarve, head south from Faro to Ilha Deserta, a 7km long sandbank that has just a single restaurant in terms of infrastructure. The isolated geography of the island gives it a paradise-like feel, with the beach being in a pristine, immaculate condition too.

Take a day trip to nearby Olhão, the Algarve’s busiest fishing port, for all your foodie and shopping needs. The delicious seafood is what draws in the crowds here, particularly along the famed Avenida da República, and the harbourfront market is a great place to grab a local bargain.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Faro Airport


Nearest Village Estoi


Nearest Town/City Faro


Nearest Restaurant O Belo Sol


Nearest Supermarket Supermercado Piriquito


Nearest Beach Praia de Faro (Mar)



Please be aware that the location tab shown on the website is not based on the property's exact location; therefore, all location amenities are an approx of facilities, restaurants, and villages/towns you might find around the property. The property's exact location will be provided to you before arrival and might come along with some recommendations about the area and what to visit.


Estoi is a fascinating little town hidden away a few kilometres from the Algarve coastline. It makes for a perfect home base while exploring the region, although there is not much going on in the village itself.

Estoi is simple and picturesque, with cobbled streets, whitewashed houses and terracotta roofs. You can begin your exploration of the region’s history right here with the Palácio de Estoi, an exquisite rose-coloured rococo palace which is open to the public and nowadays run as a hotel.

Close by there are also the ruins of a Roman villa dating all the way back to the 2nd century AD. But most of what you’ll be doing in the village of Estoi is relaxing and looking on as local life goes around you, as well as travelling to explore the Algarve on your own terms.


Though most people tend to see the Algarve as all about the beaches and a holiday on the Med, there’s far much more to it than that. 

But while you’re enjoying one of our fantastic villas in Algarve, you may well want to take some time out from all that sun worship to explore everything else the region has to offer – so we’ve put together this handy travel guide to give you a little help and inspiration!

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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Travelling to the Algarve as a family? There’s so much for the kids to see and do near to Villa Martagao and the village of Estoi.

Villa Martagao is designed with kids in mind, containing a well-equipped playroom and a large pool with games. You certainly won’t need to worry about keeping them entertained while inside the villa, as if this wasn’t enough, every bedroom also features a smart TV. The property has very handily provided a children’s highchair and two cribs as well, making the practical side of travelling to the Algarve with babies and toddlers even easier.

The region has three waterparks to choose from - Aquashow, Slide & Splash, or Aqualand - and is the ultimate way to beat the summer heat. Kids will love the tons of water slides, rides, and other fun attractions. Pack a picnic to enjoy a proper family day out.

Exploring the region’s coastline by boat is another great child-friendly activity. Dolphins are common in this part of the Atlantic Ocean, so you may even spot a few of them jumping as you sail across the calm seas. Many of the boat trips will also take you to the caves and secluded beaches along the Algarve, offering a fun yet tranquil experience.

If your little ones are animal lovers, they’re in for a treat. The region boasts lots of animal-centered activities, including the Lagos Zoo, Krazy World Farm, and Zoomarine, a theme park that also hosts animal shows and offers the chance to swim with dolphins.

Water babies will be able to take advantage of the gentle waves of the Algarve coast. Whether they’re confident in the ocean or looking to try out a new experience, the range of water sports in the area is second to none. Choose from kayaking/canoeing, windsurfing, paddleboarding, surfing, or even jet skiing. The only problem you’ll have is getting them to come out of the water!

The Ria Formosa Natural Park also makes for a fantastic family-friendly day trip, thanks to the varied landscape and choice of activities at the attraction. The national reserve is great for birdwatching, beachcombing, and some of those previously mentioned water sports too. The 170sq km area is a magical maze of canals, barrier islands and marshes.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Watersports
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Xbox/Playstation/Wii
  • Heated Pool
  • Games Room
  • Table Tennis
  • Toys
  • Fenced Grounds


Oliver's Extras

  • Housekeeping twice a week during a 7 night stay is included in the price

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit 500€ paid via bank transfer to the owner before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection. The owner will contact you before your arrival to arrange this payment.
Arrival time 4pm
Departure time 11am
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Bed linen, bath and pool towels are included in the rental price and changed twice during a 7-night stay.
Energy costs included? Yes, included in rental price.
Heating costs included? Yes, underfloor heating on the first floor is included in the rental price for the Winter only.
Internet access? Yes, Wi-Fi internet access included in rental price (please remember that it is a rural connection and so it may not be as strong as it is at home!)
Minimum stay 5 days (January - May and October - December), 7 days (June - September)
Changeover day Varies by season – Saturday from June to September; any day for the remainder of the year
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Not permitted.
Pool heating charge? For those who require pool heating, there will be an additional charge of 90€ per day (to be paid locally on arrival). Please note that the owners require notice 3 days in advance to heat the pool and like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.
Other Ts and Cs The rates are based on 14 guests; for any extra person, there will be a charge of €100 per person, including kids between 3 - 16 years old.

Rental Rates

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


  • The villa was presented very well with everything you could possibly need

    on 10/06/2024

    Beautiful villa with all mod cons! Loved it and wouldn’t hesitate to go back. Had a pool, BBQ area, outside seating and eating areas as well as well appointed bedrooms and en suites with every room.

  • Perfect!

    on 08/10/2023

    Beautiful villa, well equipped, lovely start to the holiday!

  • If I could give more stars, I would!

    on 30/08/2023

    For a six-day yoga/wellness retreat, I can't think of a better place. If I could give more stars, I would! Villa Martagao is such a warm, beautiful, luxurious, and relaxing abode! The bedrooms are large, individually controlled temperature and private bathrooms. The spacious pool area is everything you want it to be. Enough great things can't be said about this wonderful location!

  • This place far exceeded my expectations!

    on 30/08/2023

    This place far exceeded my expectations! The owners were extremely communicative and took care of all of our needs! The rooms were spotless, comfortable and had great views!

  • Most beautiful holiday

    on 30/05/2023

    Most beautiful holiday and never wanted to leave the Villa. We had so much fun at Villa Martagao. Between the game room, pool, and big kitchen we had such a fun and relaxing stay. Andre was incredibly helpful and reliable. Communication with the team couldn't have been better.
    Thank you so much for a great holiday.

  • A beautiful Villa in a beautiful area!

    on 27/02/2023

    A beautiful Villa in a beautiful area! Estoi, Faro, Loule, the whole Algarve is beautiful. The Villa is big with plenty of space - group activities and alone time. The heated pool is perfect. The property manager is a great host, extremely kind and flexible. I would love to stay here again.

  • A wonderfully kitted out villa

    on 25/10/2022

    A wonderfully kitted out villa with turndown service too. Great pool and a fantastic BBQ and pizza oven. It could use some new shade around the pool area as the umbrellas had a habitat of blowing over in the wind.

  • Can't wait to come again!

    on 17/08/2022

    This is a beautiful modern and spacious villa. It is very well equipped and has full air conditioning throughout. All bedrooms are stylish with ensuite bathrooms. The beautiful kitchen lacked nothing and along with the outside BBQ enabled us to prepare many meals. A large swimming pool with plenty of sunbeds provided a focal point for the long hot days, while the games room injected some variety for the younger guests. Cleaners came regularly and were unobtrusive. Andre was always close at hand when we needed any help. The online booklet was a great idea too, really informative and useful throughout our stay. A car would be essential due to the location and there are loads of parking spaces provided on site. We stayed for 3 weeks and all adjusted well to the relaxed lifestyle of the Algarve! Can't wait to come again!

  • We will be back!

    on 05/06/2022

    This property is AMAZING! We booked this as a big family holiday trip for my mum's 70th. 12 of us stayed and all rooms are large with balconies and air conditioning and private bathrooms. the owners send a very helpful app with all the information you will need about the house/area with an interactive map we found so useful! Each room was super clean with toiletries and towels for shower/pool. The proeprty manager is on site sometimes to assist with anything and is super helpful and friendly! The kitchen is the most fully equipped best kitchen you can imagine, there are so many dining areas we had a big BBQ under the pergola and lunch every day on the terrace. We had some bad weather and ate at the most incredible dining table inside. Every room has smart TV. The pool is wonderful. We visited Vilamoura marina which is 25 mins away and we loved the restaurants here and we went to Tavira for the day! Very worth getting a hire car or use Uber as very easy. Honestly can't recommend this villa enough, we will be back!

  • Thank you

    on 28/10/2021

    We ended up in a 'warm nest': everything super clean, everything has been thought of, down to the details (including the basic stock).
    Thank you for the welcome present. very much appreciated
    Overall enjoyed house, pool (super!), environment,
    Nancy and Andre did everything to give us a great week!!! We stayed at the Villa with our children and 6 grandchildren.

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