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Villa With Secluded Pool - Superb Views of the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve

Overview

Property

Updated: 13-Nov-2016
Secluded, Peacefull location with Panoramic Sea & Country Views, South Facing Hillside.

Villa Monte Rosa is delightfully situated and offers beautiful views with complete privacy and bright, spacious accommodation, set within grounds of about 3 acres, midway between the villages of Barranco do Sao Miguel, also Azinheiro, which has a small Cafe/Bar where Sandra and Paul speak fluent English, this is a lovely place to sit and watch life go by with the Locals, or enjoy a Sunset Tipple. Next to this, there is a small Mini Market, which supplies all your daily needs. Both villages are only about 3 minutes walk, in either direction. The nearby towns of Estoi (8 minutes), Moncarapacho (10 minutes) Olhao (15 minutes) and Sao Bras de Alportel (8 minutes), all driving distances, have banks, shops, supermarkets, local outdoor markets and a wide range of excellent local restaurants. The Eastern Algarve is still unspoilt and relatively underdeveloped and offers a more relaxed atmosphere for those wishing to escape the bustle of the main tourist areas while still having access to glorious beaches frequented more by the locals, (20mins). Ideally situated between the East and West Algarve Golf Courses. Please see the 'More Photos' page for a location map of the villa.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are a retired couple from Scotland, who love Portugal. We use the Villa to escape the Spring and Autum cold weather.

Especially travelling back and forth by Car through England, France Spain and Portugal, exploring the Countries as we go.

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Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

Numerous very satisfied guests. Several returning each year.
Feb 2002
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17 Reviews

4.8
based on 17 holidaymaker reviews

5

Beautiful villa in a rural location

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Portugal and found Christine and Ken really helpful in arranging taxi pick ups to/from the airport and recommendations of car hire. The villa itself is spotlessly clean, well equipped and our boys aged 12 and 10 enjoyed their time in the pool. The welcome pack on arrival was a bonus and had a few essentials until we could make it to the supermarket. The villa is a short walk away from a small shop and cafe and the owners, Sandra and Paul were really welcoming and accommodating, the food and drink unbelievably inexpensive. Costa and Fernanda (villa's caretakers) were on hand when needed but not intrusive. Although the villa is in a rural location it was only half an hours drive away from the main tourist resorts Villamoura and Albufeira where we did some watersports, tennis and golf. Overall, a fantastic holiday with a helpful owner. Would recommend it to anyone looking for a quiet family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. It is so pleasing to know that people find it so Welcoming and love the area and views, as much as we do. I know the Locals love to be able to help everyone enjoy their beautiful Country. Hope to see you next year.
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5

Absolutely fabulous stay at the Villa Monte Rosa this August 2016.

  • 5 of 5

Booked this property after speaking with the ever helpful Christine.Received all info. regarding property via e-mail and everything was just as advertised .Great directions to property from airport and took only 15 min.Was met with caretaker Costa and treated to bottles of wine,water .tea ,coffee, bread and even cheese and all sorts of local produce left in fridge.

Villa itself was fantastic ,spotless ,stunning views and brilliant pool.So quiet and peaceful our stay was looking down on the Algarve .

Fresh bread every morning from local bakery and lovely local bar within walking distance.

Christine left folder full of local knowledge regarding interesting day trips and local fish and veg markets.In fairness the only time we left was to re-stock our food supplies as the bbq was brilliant .

Can not praise this rental property enough and will be back.(Home from home really except with fab. pool and sunshine)

Thank you Christine and Ken.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You must have been driving fast if it only took 15mins. We do it in 20mins and we know where we're going. So glad you enjoyed yourselves and liked our Home in the Algarve. You are welcome back anytime, would love to see you there again.
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5

Totally Amazing

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful Villa - we arrived to find a welcome pack that included a bottle of wine!

Villa was spotlessly clean.

So well equiped - dishwasher - wifi even some inflatables and goggles etc for use in the pool.

Views were breath taking. Pool was amazing - a great size and lovely to have such a deep end.

Cannot highly recommend this villa enough to anyone.

Planning our next visit as soon as we can.

Christine is so helpful - information folders in the villa so useful.

If you are booking a hire car - please take advice from Christine and arrange car to be delivered to the villa. We booked ours direct with Europcar at the airport and had to wait over an hour!

Thank you Christine for allowing us to stay in your home.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review, I am so glad you enjoyed it so much. It was such a shame you had such a holdup with your arrival to Faro and then the long wait for your car, I know it can be so annoying and such an anxious time when things go wrong with your plans. All was well for the rest of your stay, time to relax and enjoy your surroundings. Look forward to hopefully hearing from you again, you are most Welcome to return.
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5

Beautiful Villa in Peaceful Location

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful 2 weeks at Villa Monte Rosa at the end of June/1st week of July.

The Villa is very well equipped and maintained and has everything you need. We used the BBQ several nights and the pool is a good size for swimming.

The caretakers were very helpful and on hand if you needed help with anything. The Villa was very clean and a substantial welcome pack was provided.

We visited Café O'Rissol for snacks, drinks and ice creams and used the little mini market next door.

A car is essential as the villa is in a quiet location but is only 20 minutes drive from the airport. There are many places to visit in the area.

The villa is located off the tourist track and the Eastern Algarve is a beautiful area.

We would recommend and would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. So glad you enjoyed your stay and had a lovely holiday. You seemed to get about and visited the Aqua Park, the beaches and our lovely local restaurants. You make me wish I was there now! Look forward to hearing from you for next year, maybe you will manage to go to Luis dos Frangos then. Regards Christine.
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5

Beautiful views and close to all the best golf courses

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay in March in Portugal and found the villa to be very clean, spacious and in a private location which was great.

The gardens that surround the villa are beautiful and the option to sit outside and enjoy breakfast with the stunning views was something we enjoyed very much. As it was a little chilly to swim in March we did not use the pool but it is a brilliant size and there is loungers available to relax on it the sun.

In regards to the location the villa is near to all the great golf courses and some fantastic local restaurants and is perfect if your looking for somewhere to get a proper Portuguese experience.

We really loved are stay here and will be booking the villa again.

5 stars !

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review, so glad you enjoyed it. I know all the Golf Practice was good for you. You are welcome to come back whenever you want. Will put your next years date in the Calendar.
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Lovely villa, lovely setting

  • 4 of 5

We have been coming to this part of Portugal for more than 20 years and have stayed at Monte Rosa for the last seven of these. I think it is fair to say that it has become like a second home to us. This part of Portugal is totally unspoilt and is great for a relaxing holiday. Although only a 20 minute drive from Faro Airport it is in a remote area and car hire is essential. There are many wonderful restaurants to visit, all within easy driving distance and there is so much to do and see that your time will fly by. Or you can simply relax by the pool, the time will still fly by! We would recommend Monte Rosa to anyone wanting a relaxing break away from it all, either as a couple or with friends and family, you wont be disappointed. Dave P, Suffolk, June 2016.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dave, I is lovely to have you at Monte Rosa, yet again. I agree with you, completely about the surroundings.That was the reason we chose the lovely area of Azinheiro, living with the Locals, in peace and quiet. Just the sounds of the Birds to listen to, and only 8 minutes from Luis dos Frangos. The main reason for the family to be there. Hope to see you again next year. Kind regards, Christine.
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Location

Roman Villa of Milreu
"Very well preserved Ruins in Estoi, with beautiful mosaic floors, it even had saunas and dra..."

From the Owner

We have had the Villa for many years and love the area, because of it's rural, local area, far away from the Maddening Crowds. Much prefer our lovely Portuguese neighbors, rather than the noisy tourist areas. It is well situated in the middle of 4 Local towns and 20 minutes from Faro. Up in the hills, overlooking the Coast and the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve. There is a Roman Villa, well preserved in Estoi and also the Estoi Palace, which has recently been renovated and become a Pousada. Also the town of Sao Bras de Alportel, which has many restaurants, at local prices, especially Luis dos Frangos, which serves the best Chicken Piri Pire in the Algarve. Our favourite, the family can go there everynight for a meal, when they are here.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 20 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Cafe/Bar O'Rissol, Azinheiro. at 250 Metres Nearest Ferry : Olhao, Ferry takes you over to the Islands at 10 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Vale de Lobo at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : Olhao, to Spain, Lisbon or the West Coast. at 8 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A22 to Spain or links to IP1 to Lisbon Auto Tolls at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : O'Cerro, Alcaria Cova, down the hill infront. at 5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Fuseta, small ferry over to Armona Island at 12 Kilometres Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

Several beaches at the coast within 15/20 mins drive. Including a number of excellent Island beaches accessable by small local ferries from the beautiful fishing village of Fuseta and the main local town of Olhao. At Pedras del Rei (20 mins drive) a miniture railway links from the mainland to a large sand island with beautiful beaches, cafes and restaurant.

Travel:

Faro airport is a 20 minute drive.

Due to the privacy and seclusion of the villa, a car is essential and can be hired at the airport from numerous car hire companies. If you wish assistance with car hire we would be happy to provide information and costs. Full directions from Faro airport to the villa are supplied and are very simple to follow. However we can also arrange a Taxi, with a Portuguese friend of ours, (approx 25 euros) to collect you from the airport to the Villa where your hire car can be waiting for you.

Distances:

The Villa is situated between 2 small villages, Azinheiro and Barranco de Sao Miguel, each of 3 minutes walk. All of the following Villages/Towns have full facilities. To the west of Azinheiro, 8 mins drive is a small town of Estoi, with its Roman Ruins and Palace. To the South 15 mins drive, is the main fishing town of Olhao. To the East 10 mins drive, over the hill of Sao Miguel (fantastic views from the highest hill in the east Algarve) is Moncarapacho, small Museum and interesting Church, and to the North of the Villa 8 mins drive, Sao Bras de Alportel. All have lovely local restaurants, at reasonable prices. There is a folder in the bookcase in the Villa, with information of places to go and mud maps for the best restaurants to go to.

Further Details:

Villa Monte Rosa is situated on a lower ridge of the highest hill of the Eastern Algarve, known as São Miguel and enjoys beautiful sea views of the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve Islands. In this peaceful and relaxing location, Monte Rosa sits on the boundary of two small rural villages, surrounded by folding terraced foothills. Azinheiro, 3 mins walk to the West, with a very friendly local Cafe Bar run by Sandra and Paul, who both speak fluent English. To the East,  also 3 mins walk, lies Barranco do São Miguel, a small community with an original Portuguese Tasca (pub), where you step back 50 years as you enter. All this is just 20 mins drive from Faro airport and 15 mins from the nearest beach at the lovely fishing village of Fuseta. Also from here there are regular small ferries to the beautiful secluded beaches on the outer Islands and the Ferry trip only takes 10 minutes.

There is also a New Zip Wire Experience, 45minutes journey approx to the Portuguese/Spanish Border, it is at the town of Alcoutim, on the Gurardiana River, north of Villa Real. Take a Ferry over the river to the Spanish side and Zip Wire over the River back to Alcoutim. The only Zip Wire over 2 Countries and over a river. Great Experience.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rate 9
19 Nov 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
Rate 1
7 Jan 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
Rate 2
25 Mar 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£600
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£600
 
 
Rate 3
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
Rate 4
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
 
Rate 5
1 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
Rate 6
29 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
Rate 7
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 
 
Rate 8
16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
 
Rate 9
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
Rate 10
28 Oct 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
Rate 11
18 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
Rate 12
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
Rate 13
6 Jan 2018 - 26 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
Saturday to Saturday, although flexible out of season.
A car is necessary.
Treat our home as you would your own, we ask you kindly, if you break it you replace it.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.
Discounts available for less than 6 persons.
Discounts available for early bookings.
Discounts available for long winter lets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The Property is snuggled into the terraced side of the hillside of Sao Miguel. Well sheltered, although is still gets the sea breezes, to cool you from the heat. It is quiet and relaxing by the pool, an orchard with a variety of fruit, which you can help yourself,to whatever is in season, also lots of land to explore, taking a nature trail on the terraces below for a different view. It is a quiet Village and the Locals are friendly, especially at Café O'Rissol, where you can sit and watch the world go by, enjoying a toastie at lunch time, or a sunset tipple. The Owners speak very good English if you need any help. Also our neighbors, Costa and Fernanda look after the Villa for us and can help in any way, if there is a problem. They can speak fluent French and a little English

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Floor Area

  • 150 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • 2 bathrooms - both 4 piece and shower.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 3 bedrooms (2 double, 1 twin). All have ceiling room fans.

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: On arrival a welcome pack of essentials is provided in your fridge. All Gas, electricity, water and TV are inclusive. Hairdrier supplied. Non Smokers only. No pets allowed. Outside: There are covered sun patios situated outside the Villa, facing east and the south, the south facing dining veranda offers beautiful views of the sea and surrounding hills. There is also a large swimming pool which is situated below the south facing veranda. The pool has underwater floodlighting for night swimming! Surrounding the pool is a wide sun terrace, with ample tables, chairs, sun umbrellas and sunbeds, also an outdoor shower. The poolside traditional barbecue is ideally situated next to another shaded dining area, by the pool. There is Boule/Petanque area below the Pool. From the entrance gates and along the driveway are, lawns, gardens and orchard all laid out around the villa, including fruit trees of Olive, Almond, Carob, Fig, Orange, Lemon, Apple, Lime, etc., which are all serviced by an automatic irrigation system. Utility Room: Washing machine and tumble dryer in Laundry Room off Garage. Large whirligig in garden area. Cleaning / Towels / Linen All linen is supplied. The maid will change bed linen and towels at the end of each week. Also towels changed mid week. Beach towels also supplied for use by the Pool. Other: Large roof terrace. Pool, storage area for patio furniture in room by the pool. Exterior Boiler Room, supplied by Calor Gas, to heat water and cooking. Store area for logs for winter use.

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