Seven Quintas

Experts in luxury real estate in the Algarve, Seven Quintas takes its name from the Portuguese idiom ‘estar nas suas sete quintas’, which very roughly translates to ‘be in your seventh heaven’. 

The idea of being in a state of complete happiness is the goal we have for our clients. And the Portuguese saying, harking back to the times when the king of Portugal and his entourage felt their happiest when spending weekends in seven ‘quintas’ in Seixal, just outside Lisbon, perfectly reinforces this concept of finding our clients a new home where they can feel complete fulfilment.

Whether you’re looking to sell your property or on a quest to find a luxury property in the Algarve, let us bring you to your ‘Seven Quintas’ and a state of perfect contentment.

Property for Sale

Created in 2007, Seven Quintas has many years of commercial and real estate experience in the Algarve means having a great knowledge of the tourist and property market. This includes knowing the right people and the right channels: real estate colleagues, project investors, architects, engineers, lawyers, councils and media. Essential knowledge needed to sell your property swiftly and for a good price.

Property Search

Our expertise and strength is finding the right property for you in the Algarve, even if that property is not currently on our books. That is why we put “property search” explicitly in our name. It is always very rewarding to match a property with a client. So it is very important to have a good understanding of what you are looking for. And by property, we mean a well built and properly registered property in a good location, be it a holiday home, a permanent residence and/or an investment property.

The Team

Hildegard Borkent


Hildegard Borkent, Dutch national but with her heart firmly handed over to the Algarve, made the very most of her passion for languages and an innate wanderlust to travel the globe before discovering her true love – Portugal. A background in international business, plus a passion for the region meant that real estate was a perfect fit. 

More than twenty years down the line, and having founded Seven Quintas Property Search in 2007, Hildegard has a sharpened sense of the local real estate market, developing an enviable insider knowledge of property negotiation in the region, while at the same time losing none of the human touch. A relatable confidant in the often-confusing world of Portuguese real estate transactions, Hildegard uses her knowhow to the clear advantage of her clients. 

An unbiased, friendly face, armed with all the qualifications, certifications, licenses, and, above all else, experience, you could ever need, Hildegard is the perfect ally for finding, or selling, exclusive luxury properties in the Algarve.

Marta Pinto dos Santos

Office Manager

Algarvean through and through, Marta Pinto dos Santos, is a passionate advocate of her homeland. Able to guide you through the region’s many wonders and hidden gems, Marta’s background in the hospitality industry has proved invaluable since she joined the Seven Quintas team in 2016.

As Office Manager, Marta is Hildegard’s ‘right-hand woman’, bringing efficiency and experience into play, and proving an integral part in the process of successfully finding and selling properties.  

Ask Marta anything about the Algarve or living and holidaying in Portugal, or indeed about the different steps of buying and selling real estate, and, with a smile on her face and a twinkle in her eye, she’ll have more answers that you could ever hope for.