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Luxury Villa, Private Heated Pool, Air-Con, WiFi, Secure Gated Mature Gardens

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa near Moncarapacho, Quelfes, Olhao, Eastern Algarve - Boules, Volley Ball/Badminton Area, Peaceful Rural Location, 12 Mins Drive To Beach/Beach Islands

Casa Vista Montanha is a spacious luxury 4 bedroom/4 bathroom villa situated within mature gated gardens with 10x5m private heated pool, 4 terraces, boules, volley ball / badminton area and large BBQ. All rooms complete with aircon and WiFi, sleeps 10 using portable bed and cot. Located in the lovely peacefull unspoilt Eastern Algarve only 5 mins drive to Moncarapacho where there is a selection of shops, restaurants, supermarkets and banks. Casa Vista Montanha is a modern spacious villa with two large en-suite bedrooms (one with its own furnished terrace) and 2 spacious twin rooms and 4 luxury bathrooms. The lounge comfortably seats 10 with dining area off to side, Satellite TV (BBC/ITV), DVD player and patio doors opening onto shaded terrace, pool and garden. The luxury kitchen is fully fitted and well equipped with additional seating area where doors open onto the BBQ patio. You will be thrilled with the quality of this villa with complimentary pool heating mid March-early Nov.

Jane Randell
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 November, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Had a really lovely time. Exactly as described but bigger, a superb villa, wonderful garden and great holiday. Bistro fantastic and local managers excellent. Felt totally spoilt.

Eight of us have just returned from our second visit and looking to book again. A lovely relaxing holiday in a very unspoilt and rustic part of Portugal.Thank you Doug and Jane.

Lovely villa, lovely garden, highly recommend.

I have been asked for a few words, how about wonderful, relaxing, excellent family holiday, food low cost, eating out was a pleasure. Thank you.

Just wanted to say thank you for our first independently organised villa holiday. Easy to book, good directions and much better than we expected. Photos really do not do it justice. Villa was very very big for our group of 9. And the heated pool, with pool lights at night was quite wonderful. Highly recommend.

What a lovely holiday and such a beautiful villa and unspoilt area. Must highly recommend and hope to visit again.
Dec 2005
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The real highlight of a holiday in the Eastern Algarve are the beaches and superb beach islands. Many accessed by small boat or narrow gauge train at very low cost. Fun for all the family. Fuseta is just 6 miles away with own beach, bars, restaurants and boats to wonderful islands. There are boats from Olhao and Tavira to take you to other beach islands. Within 30 mins drive you can access most Central Algarve attractions including water parks, go karting and Zoo Marine


Vista Montanha is set in the heart of the Eastern Algarve countryside, with other luxury villas, all with half acre plots, approx 20+ mins Faro airport. Car hire essential to enjoy the area. Shops, superb restaurants, banks, doctors, dentists, local markets - all available 5-10 mins drive to Moncarapacho, Quelfes, Olhao.

Superb local bistro only 800m from the villa, a gentle 12 min walk through lovely countryside - with excellent low cost food/drink where guests go time and time again.


Moncarapacho is only 2.5 miles from the villa - with shops, excellent restaurants, supermarkets, bank, post office, petrol station, local fresh food market and bars. Tavira regarded as the loveliest town in the Algarve is 15-10 mins drive. Estoi with its Rococo palace - now a Poussada and Roman ruins is approx 10 mins drive. Olhao with new marina, hyper markets, shops, daily fish market and excellent fish restaurants is only 10+ mins. Come and enjoy the real unspoilt Portugal.

Further Details:

The city of Faro with wonderful shopping, restaurants, cathedral and historic centre is easily accessible only 20 mins by car. The beauty of this holiday location is that you can enjoy the peace and tranquility and low cost living of the Eastern Algarve - but you are only 30 mins by car away from the hussle and bussle of Central Algarve. Villamoura, Albuferia, Almancil, Vale do Lobo, Quinta da Lago are all within 30 mins drive by excellent roads. Vista Montanha is only 20/25 mins from Faro airport. 1 hr 45 mins from Seville airport by fast roads - no problems hiring a car in Spain and bringing to Portugal. Car hire and petrol costs lower because VAT lower. 2.5 hours from Lisbon airport.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Quelfes in Municipality of Olhão

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • rural
  • village
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 en-suite bathrooms with shower, bath, bidet, wc and wash basins. 1 family bathroom with shower, bath, bidet, wc and wash basin. 1 shower room with wc, shower cubicle and wash hand basin. All modern and fully tiled,
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom 1st floor with ensuite bathroom + furnished balcony. Bedroom 2, ground floor, 2 single beds, en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 3 ground floor, double bed. Bedroom 4 ground floor with 2 single beds. Capacity to 10 using cot + portable bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: When you arrive at your luxury holiday villa you will find it fully prepared and ready for you to imediately unwind and relax. The villa is gated and surrounded by large and very pretty mature level garden. Lots of space for children to safely play. There is a boules area to the side, a volley ball area to the rear which can also be used for badminton. There are further large grassed areas for ball games. A total of 4 relaxing seating areas all furnished, one complete with swing seat lots of deep shade for hotter months. Plenty of off road parking, air-conditioning in all rooms.  WiFi available on request. You will relax in seconds, not days. Wonderful unspoilt area, low cost of living.Excellent local bistro just 800m from the villa, a gentle 12+ mins walk where guests go time and time again to enjoy low cost food and drink. Car hire essential and happy to provide some recommendations on request. Outside: Vista Montanha is set in its own landscaped gardens with boules area, own private 10m x 5m swimming pool - heated free of charge mid March to early Nov. It has two seating areas, plus a fully furnished terrace with sun loungers, umbrellas, tables and chairs plus a furnished terrace with wonderful views from the first floor double en-suite bedroom. Lots of deep shade and large BBQ for alfresco dining. An ideal location for large family holiday. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron, ironing board, broom, mops etc. Also essential second drinks fridge! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Price includes free heated pool (mid March to early Nov) all linen/towels, except cot linen, weekly maid service and services of local English manager who will meet you at villa and remain on call throughout your holiday. Just bring own beach towels Other: There is a second comfy seating area with cane suite adjacent to the large kitchen area ideal for mid morning coffee. Large children's box containing outdoor activities, airbeds, buckets and spades can be found in the utility room.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Stunning Villa with great facilities , perfect for a large group

  • 5 of 5

The Villa was beautiful , the photos online do not do it justice as it was far more spacious than expected . We were a large party of mixed ages and found a spot to suit everyone , be it a quiet shaded area to relax or the pool area that came complete with a great corner sofa enabling the family to relax while chatting to those enjoying the pool . The Villa has everything you could ask for , WFI and Sky for those who can't live without .

Plenty of bathrooms so everyone felt like they had their own private space .

The kitchen area was a great space for the whole family to socialise later in the day

The children played badminton and there was an array of board games should they want some quiet time .

The location itself is quiet so you do need to hire a car but you are only a short distance from numerous locations all offering something very different , the roads are quiet anytime of the day or night so exploring the area is not stressful at all .

Tavira was a wonderful little town with lots of side streets offering a great choice of goods and some great buskers who encourage you to sing along giving a fantastic holiday vibe.

Some of us drove to Olhao which is a fishing port on market day , offering fruit & veg and fresh fish , you can stroll along the front or take a boat trip at great prices . Olhao by night was out best evening , we found a great pizza resturant called Pizza Na Pedro with rooftop seating , ultra modern with views over the beach , fantastic service and value for money , we then moved on to Bar 62 where we sat up on the rooftop drinking cocktails and taking in the view , the barman was great fun , dancing & singing along with our group , they even supply blankets for when it gets chilly .

Quarteira is a must , great shopping and cafes with a wonderful beach , a really lovely day out

Overall we were a large group ranging from 12 yrs to 78 and there really was something for everyone .

Totally recommend this Villa as you really couldn't ask for more from your accommodation , fantastic holiday , can't wait to visit again

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi , Thank you so much for your fantastic review. We are really pleased you and your family had a great holiday and enjoyed staying in our villa . Its great that you got to travel around and see how wonderfull the Eastern Algave is . You discovered some of our favorite places and restaurants. We hope you get to return to Portugal again soon and we would love to welcome you back to Casa Vista Montanha. Best Wishes Jane & Doug
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Fantastic villa.

  • 5 of 5

We had the most relaxing holiday in superb surroundings.

The villa was very spacious, well equipped and has a lovely garden with various seating areas.We really enjoyed the very large swimming pool especially as the weather was very hot.

We have visited the Eastern Algarve before, but still found plenty of new places to visit and restaurants, especially Maria's.

We are looking forward to returning soon.

Thank you Jane & Doug.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, every thing about the place was as described

  • 5 of 5

A great location central to lots of great places. Once you are in the villa and its lovely gardens it unlikely you will want to go anywhere else. Local shops are reasonable prices, lots of great local places to eat and not so far away from some of the more tourist laden areas. We enjoyed walking, fishing, sun bathing, and a little dancing too... don't look any further than this spot... you will not regret it... and all at a very reasonable price too.. I hope to go again

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments . We are pleased to hear you enjoyed staying in our villa and got to experience all the eastern algarve has to offer . Many thanks Jane
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Superb villa in a quiet location great to get away from it all

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous villa, beautifully furnished and very spacious with everything you need. The gardens are kept immaculate and the pool is one of the largest we have experienced for a private pool. Whilst there were only 2 of us, there is plenty of room even if all rooms are used. You do need a car to get around as there are no supermarkets within walking distance but they are only a ten minute drive. The local restaurant is just a 15 minute walk away and serves great food with a friendly service. If you're looking for a quiet holiday to get away from it all, then this certainly ticks the boxes.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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We loved our two weeks staying at Casa Vista Montana.

  • 5 of 5

There was plenty of room for two families. We really enjoyed all the different seating options for outside dining; beside the pool, in the BBQ area and on the swinging chair. This enabled us to have room for us all to spread ourselves out! The gardens were beautiful and gave lots of privacy. The villa itself was well equipped and stylishly decorated. The villa is even better than the photos on the owners direct website! The air conditioning was excellent and helped on the high August temperatures! We really enjoyed the local beaches and restaurants, which felt authentically Portuguese. Thanks Jan and Doug for letting us use your lovely villa.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jess , Thank you so much for your great comments . We are delighted you enjoyed staying in our villa and had a great holiday . All the best Doug & Jane
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Great villa and another great holiday

  • 5 of 5

Another great holiday in the area and our second time in this Villa, thoroughly recommended, the owners are very easy to deal with. A great villa in a great location

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We are really pleased you had a great holiday and enjoyed our villa. Also it's great to have returning guests . Thank you . Doug & Jane
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Quelfes, Algarve

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
1 Jul 2018 - 22 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
23 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Prices are per week for up to 10 guests (using cot/portable bed). Includes: free pool heating mid March-Nov, all linen/towels,weekly maid service. Just bring your own pool towels and cot linen. Obligatory extra £50 per wk aircon/services of local manager. 25% deposit required. Balance and a refundable £200 breakage deposit due 8 weeks before holiday.

Changeover Day:
Totally flexible so that you can obtain best priced flights from your area. Minimum stay normally 7 days but if there is a shorter gap, and dates fit our calendar we will consider. Please email to discuss your needs.

Notes on prices:
Prices are per week for up to 10 people using cot/portable bed. Includes: linen/towels, villa cleaning, heated pool mid March-early Nov. All you need to bring are own beach towels/cot linen. Obligatory extra £50/wk for aircon/ local manager services. 25% deposit required, balance + £200 refundable breakage deposit due 8 wks before holiday. Car hire essential we can provide recommendations.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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