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Immaculate & luxurious modern Villa with large Infinity Pool & Spa (sleeps 10)

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

10m Infinity pool, Spa, 4 beds, 3 baths (2 en suite) Air conditioning & Wi-Fi

Our Villa is located on the fringes of Cerro Azul Resort, Nr. Olhão and Moncarapacho in the sunny Eastern Algarve region of Portugal.

Located in a beautiful and traditional unspoilt countryside location within 10-15 mins drive to some of the best Golf courses, white sandy Beaches and stunning Restaurants serving some of the best local and international cuisine.

"Monte Vista" is a beautiful spacious luxury family villa, with 4 large bedrooms and 3 luxury bathrooms (2 en-suite), which comfortably sleeps up to 10 people.

Purpose designed & built to perfection for two families with 4 kids!

There is air conditioning in all of the rooms to allow a good nights sleep and free Wi-Fi for those who must post their epic dive on Instagram or show off their tan on Facebook.

It has a private and luxurious 10m x 5m South facing Infinity pool with a constant depth of 1.2m overall, giving maximum sun exposure from sunrise to sunset.

Encompassed within 1.5 acres of private natural gardens with 1.8m high hand-built traditional stone walls to keep you secluded and the paparazzi at bay.

The pool terrace is fully furnished and expansive with purpose built BBQ area and external dining area, and is fully equipped with sun-beds and separate relaxation sofas for the cheeky Bombay and tonic or three with a slice of lemon hand picked from your very own trees within the grounds

There is plenty of things to keep you and the kids entertained with the infinity pool and 12 person spa for the closest of friends, pool table, dart board and artificial games lawn for the energetic amongst you for ball sports such as volleyball, tennis, football and bowls.

Enough fun for everyone of all ages, whether your their to relax with a book in the shade under the canopy of the ancient trees or to enjoy the remoteness and make as much noise as you like.

This is due to the secluded location with no neighbours overlooking you as there are only five properties in the surrounding vicinity.

The villa is gated with lots of off road parking for up to eight vehicles and boats and has a local shop for milk, bread and bottle or two of red for the daily essentials within 500 yards and a three minute walk.

Locate just on the outskirts of the beautiful village of Moncarapacho for steak cooked over volcanic stone at Colibris or the best chicken Peri Peri in Olhao.

The villa is centrally located between both towns and within a short five minute drive and is host to numerous other wonderful restaurants and bars.

Olhao is famous as the main fishing marina for the Algarve and the fish market supplies fish to the whole of the Algarves restaurants so you cant get fresher as its travelled all of forty feet from the shore to your plate!

Many unspoilt white sandy beaches stretch for miles in the protected Ria Formosa and the Local beach at Fuseta is reported to be the best beach in the whole of the Algarve and the Telegraph reports Tavira beach as the fourth best in the whole of Europe!

For the golfers amongst you, you are centrally located between 42 of the Algarves best golf courses and all are within a thirty minute drive, including Monte Rei, San Lorenzo, Oceanico and Quinta do Lago, the algarves top five golf course which are rated as some of the best in Europe are all on your doorstep.

Why not come and enjoy all the unspoilt Eastern Algarve has to offer with lovely countryside, empty white sand beaches, low prices with no looky-looky men allowing you de-stress in seconds upon arrival !!!!

Activity and Interests


Fuseta with its wonderful lagoon beach is only 5 miles away with ferry boats to wonderful unspoilt beaches & islands. There are boats from Olhao, Cabanas and Tavira which take you to wonderful deserted island beaches. Tavira beach island has been voted 4th best beach in Europe! (Telegraph June 2005).

The bigger, noisier Central Algarve beaches, water parks & go karting, etc, attractions are only 30 mins drive away, if that is your wish. Then you can return to the peace and tranquillity of the villa!


Car hire essential to enjoy the villa and allow you to explore the area to its fullest.

Faro airport is approximately 20 - 25 mins drive away via the N125 coast road or the newly built A22 Motorway. We are located at the foot of San Miguel mountain which is easily recognised from the tall antenna masts and is noted as the highest mountain in the Algarve region.


Within easy distance are Tavira (regarded as the loveliest town in the Algarve), Estoi (with its Rococo palace and Roman ruins), Olhao (fishing port), Fresh fruit, veg and fish markets, wonderful restaurants and of course Faro with its fine shopping malls and walled city.

The nearby Ria Formosa National Park offers excellent walks, extensive beaches and birdwatching.

Further Details:

The small town of Moncarapacho is approximately 2-3 miles away with supermarkets, bars, restaurants, petrol station, internet cafe, cash machines, pharmacy, dentist, bank, post office, etc. There are numerous bar/bistro restaurants there which are all within 5 minute drive for wonderful lazy lunches at 6 Euros a head & you will find it difficult to spend 15 euros per person per night including your drinks, try doing that In Vilamoura or Vale do Lobo!

Come and enjoy many aspects of the unspoilt Eastern Algarve. Fish, meat, beers and wine are plentiful and all low cost............why you would want to go any where else?

More Details

Vicki Ferrari
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2017

About Vicki Ferrari

We were a regular visitor to the Algarve region before we had kids which made a nice escape from our busy lives in London & Essex.

With the addition of Keira & Ella we new it would be a good place to have a second residence for family holidays so we looked in 2008 to find a suitable plot to build our dream villa.

Sean's been in construction since school and now runs his own successful development company and designs & build luxury indoor swimming pools and basements for the rich and famous in town and I spent many years in the city before having the children and now work within the family business.

Vicki Ferrari purchased this villa in 2008

Why Vicki Ferrari chose Olhao region

We found the plot and new we could deliver something special here.

Remote enough to be away from the hustle and bustle but close enough to be a short drive to anywhere.

The location is peaceful and private, but will allow you to be as noisy as you want which I can assure you our kids are experts at believe me!

We designed and built the villa in 2008 with the brief of allowing two families to co-habit with ease, which made perfect sense for us as we often holiday with friends or family.

The villa design is perfect in this scenario and allowed the reduced cost for future rental use to be met as the rental cost could be split between two families.

What makes this villa unique

As we designed and built the villa it was purpose built to be traditional on the outside but with a modern and contemporary interior.

We knew the way we would want to use it so we included the large 10m Infinity pool with 12 person spa and kiddies pool which is very unique with cascades and jumping jets the kids simply love it.

This allows the whole family to use the pool which has a constant depth of 1.2m all over, relax in the spa or for those with small children we have built the separate kiddies pool which is like a bath in the wonderful Algarvian sun.

The villa sits in large expansive natural grounds within the unspoilt location and a 1.8m high hand-built traditional stone wall surrounds the property to keep the family villa and grounds completely secluded & private.

We have a large entertaining terrace and artificial grass lawn for activities & sports as well as areas of natural garden for relaxation as the site is so large.

This allows you to entertain very comfortably and the whole place was designed for family fun and entertaining.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A truly beautiful villa with everything you could possibly want for a family holiday.

The owners had put a lot of love and care into this villa and it showed.

Thank you and hopefully we will come back again soon.

Oct 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Quelfes in Algarve

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 ensuite - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Beautiful ensuite with separate shower cubicle
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bedroom 3 & 4 share this full bathroom
    Communal Toilet - Toilet , Downstairs toilet and sink for all guests to use
    Master En Suite - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Luxury double sinks extra large bath and shower with balcony
  • Master bathroom is directly accessed from the bedroom and is en-suite with huge Villeroy & Boch bath-suite with Shower and his and hers sinks and floating wall hung W.C. Access is possible direct to personal balcony at front with views to San Miguel Mountain. Second bathroom is fully equipped and is en-suite to the second ground floor bedroom complete with bath, separate shower and W.C. Third bathroom is accessed from upstairs hall and is a family bathroom that serves bedroom three and bedroom four with bath, separate shower and W.C Downstairs there is a cloakroom which is conveniently accessed from the hallway for general use during the day from the living room, kitchen and pool terraces which is very handy for the kids when wet from the pool when relaxing in the living room.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Double bed with built in double wardrobe and balcony
    Bedroom 4 - 4 Single Bed , 2 sets of bunk beds sleeping 4 kids with wardrobe & balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Downstairs suite with walk in wardrobe
    Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Luxury Master bedroom with king size bed & walk in wardrobes
  • Master bedroom is air conditioned & has a king size bed with en-suite bathroom with Villeroy & Boch sanitary ware & his and hers walk in wardrobes. Private balcony to the front with access to the rear balcony with Spa and distance views to the sea to watch the sunset with a glass of bubbly darling. Second bedroom is air conditioned with double bed & is fully accessible on ground floor and has an en-suite bathroom and walk in wardrobes allowing access directly on to the pool terrace. The Third bedroom is air conditioned with double bed and has built in wardrobes with access onto the rear balcony and directly adjacent to the family bathroom. Fourth bedroom is air conditioned & has two sets of bunk beds (4 single beds) which is ideal for two families with a couple of children each to allow them to feel comfortable away from their home by staying with their friends. This has built in wardrobes and direct access to the rear balcony.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)


Amazing Villa

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent a gorgeous week in this amazing villa in February. My husband is a golf fanatic and played 5 times over the week on various different courses around the area and loved everyone of them.

The villa has everything you could possible want for a truly relaxing break away with the family.

The local restaurants were very friendly and so accommodating and the food was really lovely with such a wide variety to choose from.

We would definitely come back again and have recommended your villa to many of our friends already.

See you next year.

Thanks Ella

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a brilliant holiday and you loved our villa. Our maintenance team said you was a lovely family and we would certainly welcome you back anytime. Thanks
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We've been to several villas in Spain and this was the best appointed we've seen

  • 5 of 5

The villa is stunning. Can't think of anything we needed that it didn't have.A car is a must if you want to site see as its a bit remote.Plenty within a 30 minute drive though and with good weather we didn't feel like moving around much with such great facilities in the villa.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Had a beautiful time in Portugal. This villa is truly lovely and so welcoming. the maintenance team are very helpful and nothing was to much trouble. I would strongly recommend this villa to families young and old or people who just want luxury with piece and quiet but can make as much noise as you want.

Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Monte Vista villa for one week mid October, we went as a family consisting of 6 adults and four children and we all loved it!!!

We were met at the villa by Tetiyana who was very welcoming and showed us around the villa and was able to answer any questions we had .

The villa had everything we wanted and more. Couldn't keep the kids out of the pool and some of the adults too. The grounds were great for running around or would that be running after the wee ones, loads of room and a great feeling of security and privacy.

Inside was great for chilling after a meal and winding down with a glass or two of wine or a large dram or 3 in the very spacious living room after a fab day exploring the surrounding areas.

The villa is a away from the hustle a bustle so a car is a must, although if you are just after relaxation you dont really need to leave. Moncarapacho less than 10 mins away with supermarket and a couple of restaurants, would highly recommend Colibris and anntonios both were fantastic and great value.

Definitely hope to come back, and would not need to look any further than Monte Vista!

Thanking you

Walter & Elaine.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Neads a lot of TLC

  • 3 of 5

This is a lovely villa but desperately needs things renewing.

Downstairs bedroom bed needs changing you can feel every spring in your body.

Upstairs double bedroom bed has broken slatts

Some patio furniture needs renewing every shabby

Seal around patio doors hanging off

In the present state value for money it was not.if I paid £1500.00 to stay in a hotel I would expect the beds to be of a better standard

Also the OXO on the children's play house has sharp edges had to keep the children away from this

OH yes and the villa was not ready at 4pm

But we made the best of our holiday great location a car a must

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry you had thought you had these problems to which none was reported to the management team, but I can assure you this house was left like new in June this year. I have received photographic evidence of foot prints running all over the double beds which in turn seems likely to have damaged/broken the beds, if you would like to see I have forwarded these to owners direct and they are happy to send onto you if you wish. As for the OXO being sharp on the play-centre this can only be through sun damage and if reported then my team would have sorted for you so that this was not an issue. I am sorry that the outside furniture has worn slightly but this was new at the beginning of the season and is solely due to sun damage being left out all the time. I spoke to the management team and they told me you turned up at 3.30pm to which they showed you around then that delayed them till 4.15pm.
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Beautiful villa

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with 5 kids and 4 adults- fantastic villa and both the owner and her team in Moncarparcho were great- couldn't have asked for better service. My only note would be you should not visit here without a car- essential! Nothing nearby and quite remote. Local amenities and nearest beach about 20 minute drive. Tavira is about 45 minutes in the car. However if you come with this in mind you will not be disappointed! The villa and facilities are fantastic & we had an amazing break. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Helen for your feedback. So glad you loved it and look forward to welcoming you back one day
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Restaurant Colibri
"Best Steak cooked on Hot Volcanic stone served with fries and salad for €12"
O Franguinho
"Dont let the massive restaurant & decor put you off. Locals use this for birthdays and parti..."
McDonald's Olhão
"Easy for the kids when they're starving !!!"
"Great Local Restaurant and unbelievably cheap..."
Gunther's Restaurante
"International Cuisine and great for foodies..."


Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Spring 2017
1 Mar 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2017
11 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Mar 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2018 - 10 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
11 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Nov 2018 - 28 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Pool can be heated out of summer season for an additional £200 per week

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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