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Lovely 4 Bedroom Villa With Own Pool Set in 12 Acres



Updated: 25-Nov-2016
4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Very Private and Secluded Yet Not Remote.

This really is a beautiful villa. Tucked away from its neighbours about 200 yards down a winding driveway, you could easily believe you are alone in the world in this magical spot where a pretty stream runs though the garden. Yet it is not at all remote with restaurants within 50 yards of the gateway and big towns and nightlife (if you want it) only about a 20 minute trip by car.

The villa has four bedrooms,four bathrooms (2 with baths, 1 with a hydrotherapy shower and 1 with a standard showers). There are three balconies and two patios plus the pool area and barbecue. The living area is a huge open plan room with wood burning stove and satellite TV*. There is a separate dining room and the kitchen has direct access to one of the patios. If you enjoy walking, footpaths from the property lead to trails that cover the whole Monchique eco zone. For shopping, Monchique has an excellent supermarket and numerous small shops, while the large fishing port of Portimao is only about 18km away. Buses stop nearby for Monchique or Portimao, but a car is recommended.

This beautiful villa offers you a very private holiday yet it is not at all remote, with restaurants just over the road from the driveway. It is situated about 2km from the picturesque spa village of Caldas de Monchique and only a short drive from the resorts of Praia da Rocha, Portimao and Alvor. There are several good golf courses within about 20 minutes by car and also several spectacular beaches about the same distance away. Please see villas own website for more info.

* Internet & WiFi is provided free to our clients via a wireless connection provided by Vodafone. In the event of a service failure, we will do all we can to get a speedy repair, but as we are entirely in the hands of Vodafone, this cannot be guaranteed. Likewise the UK satellite television is operating at the extreme range of the UK service. In the event of a programme loss we will call out the local engineers but we cannot guarantee UK programmes.

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

We are family owners of this villa who live on the Isle of Wight, England. We had the villa built to our own design and it was completed in 1993.

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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


Fantastic Villa set in scenic woods

  • 4 of 5

We had the please sure of staying at the villa in Aug 16.

Its roughly 1 hr away from Faro airport, and if you follow the supplied instructions its very easy to find.

The villa is very spacious with separate living room and dining room, the lounge comes with satellite TV which gives you the basic BBC and news channels.

The villa comes with Wifi which is 3G based so the connection speeds can be intermittent, its fine for web browsing, IM, snap chat etc, however you may struggle to watch netflix or BBC iplayer i would recommend downloading any films.

The bedrooms again are spacious, and the mattress are nice and firm, my only grip is whilst all the rooms have fans, their is no AC, due to the location of the villa its quite cool at night however towards the end of our stay it the temperature reached the late 30s and we would have preferred AC.

cleaning lady visits every day to clean the villa and change bedding and she can help resolve any issues and also advise on places to go and see, when we arrived at the villa some of the sun beds where damaged and she arranged for new ones the next day. a few more parasouls would be good.

The villa is clean and the photos fairly depict the furniture and style of the villa.

The pool is a lagoon style pool in a figure 8 shape, its split into 2 halfs, the first half is shallow about 70cm deep so ideal for young kids, the 2nd half is 1.80cm deep so older kids can jump. The pools roughly about 8m long so you can really do lenghts in it.

It looks amazing at night with the pool lights on so some great pictures..

The best thing about the villa is its locations, its away from any main stream tourist bars and restaurants and .so if you want to experience the real Portugal this is the villa for you. There are a number of local restaurants on the main rd, and they are great value for money and very friendly.

One of the gems about this is villa is its very secluded so at night the Sky comes alive and if you go to the top balcony its great for Star gazing.

If you want to go a bit more main stream the large town of Albufeira and Portimao are roughly 30-40 mins away in a car and approx 20euros in a Taxi.

Another great drive is mount Foia which is approx 1000m and if you have the nerve to drop to the top you will be rewarded with some amazing views.

The owners provide a fantastic guide to the villa and how to use the facilities and also the local area, which has some handy tips about locations to see and visit.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peace and tranquillity

  • 4 of 5

Spacious villa with wonderful pool and spa set in 12 acres of private grounds. Owner Alan very helpful, promptly responding to all requests and especially helpful with providing information on the local area and restaurants. Maid service 5 times a week. Villa within walking distance of a couple of restaurants and the bus stop. Very private, unpretentious villa made for a relaxing stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome holiday!

  • 5 of 5

This property was very private and we were blessed with gorgeous weather for nearly the entire month that we were there. The villa was clean and well kept. Only draw back would be that it was quite cool during the early morning and after sunset. There are electric heaters, but the system can only handle a couple heaters plugged in at a time. So just remember to bring cozy clothes for when the sun has disappeared! Close to loads of beaches and restaurants. The owners were awesome to deal with, we would absolutely recommend this villa!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A palace in the mountain

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful, spacious and clean. There was everything we needed for our holiday. Much much better than the pics show. Pool and jacuzzi fab. Very tranquil you could only hear the sounds of nature. Wish I could live there.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A wonderful stay! Ideal for relaxing, after a day of travel. Despite the absolute privacy and tranquility, it's located close to the road and it takes 25-30 minutes to get to the beach. We preferred to Meia Praia, although there are many other equally interesting beaches. Just not far from the house is a termal Caldas De Monchique Spa Resort and Monchique mountain with stunning views. The nature around is amazing. The house is large, very clean and bright. Bedrooms are comfortable, with nice balconies. Kitchen is well equipped. Lovely pool, great place for a barbecue. Huge convenient parking. The place is so picturesque that do not want to leave. The owner, Alan, responds immediately to every email. He is very kind and provide exellent service. I would recommend this house to all those who seek tranquility, serenity and comfort.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Casa cinzas
"Casa Cinzas is an excellent restaurant and offers both good quality and value. The owner, Fi..."
"Monchique is a sleepy hilltop town where you can relax in the square on a hot day with a coo..."
Caldas de Monchique
"The village of Caldas de Monchique is only a short way up the hill from the villa. It is wel..."

From the Owner

This is an almost magical spot, away from prying eyes yet not at all remote, Just a short walk up the driveway and there are two restaurants that serve excellent Portuguese food at reasonable rates. 15 - 20 minutes and you can be in the city centre of Portimao or on the busy beach at Praia da Rocha or the quiet one at Praia da Vau.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 77 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Casa Cinzas at 200 Metres Nearest Ferry : Portimao at 14.5 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Mogado Golf & Alamos Golf at 12 Kilometres Nearest Train : Portimao at 15.8 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A22 motorway at 11.2 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Casa Cinzas at 200 Metres Nearest Ski : Serra da Estrela Ski Resort at 498 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Praia da Vau at 19.5 Kilometres Car: recommended

This is a wonderful area for people who enjoy walking through the countryside and mountains or just relaxing by the pool in a beautiful spot. For those who enjoy busy resorts, these are just a 20 minute drive away while just the opposite is found at the nearby village of Caldas de Monchique with its spa and elegant restaurants and peace and tranquillity.

A trip to the mountain top at Foia is an experience not to be missed with distant views over the Algave countryside and coastline as well as north to the Alentejo region.


Rental rates

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WINTER 2016/7
30 Oct 2016 - 18 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
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19 Mar 2017 - 27 May 2017
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28 May 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
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2 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
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3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed. Accommodation license number 6702 / AL.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 25-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

Privacy, beautiful surroundings yet close to restaurants.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Baby Gate
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeping


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 225 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet, en-suite to bedroom 1
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet, Shared between bedrooms 2 & 3
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, en-suite to bedroom 4
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, This is downstairs
  • Bathroom 5 - Outdoor Shower, Cold shower by the pool
  • 2 bedrooms have en-suite facilities. 2 bedrooms share a bathroom. The downstairs bathroom has wc, washbasin, bidet and a multi head shower cabin.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, Full bathroom just outside this bedrooms door. Small balcony
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, 1 Cot, Full bathroom en-suite. Balcony
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Double sofa bed in lounge
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot, Full bathroom just outside bedrooms door + roll away bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed, En-suite shower/toilet. Room is on 2nd floor
  • Bedroom 1, the Master Bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and a balcony. It has a king size double bed and a single bed. Internet* connected PC with printer.


  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • The maid comes 5 mornings per week.. She is very discreet so don't worry if you want to get up late. The garden adjoins the Monchique forest trails system, so if you have the energy, there are some wonderful walks and mountain bike trails. The two nearby restaurants are excellent and good value for money. Both are family run businesses and their food and prices are hard to beat anywhere. * Internet & WiFi is provided free to our clients via a wireless connection provided by Vodafone. In the event of a service failure, we will do all we can to get a speedy repair, but as we are entirely in the hands of Vodafone, this cannot be guaranteed. Likewise the UK satellite television is operating at the extreme range of the UK service. In the event of a programme loss we will call out the local engineers but we cannot guarantee UK programmes.

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