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Private Pool, Landscaped Gardens And Views To Monchique Hills



Updated: 24-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the property

Villa in Serra E Mar, near Alvor & Portimao, Algarve - Peaceful Location Only 10 Mins Drive To Alvor Beaches, Portimao And Lagos

Villa with private pool set in large landscaped private gardens, with stunning views to the Monchique hills. Sleeps 4 with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 double en-suite, 1 twin with own bathroom). BBQ and 2 patio areas (1 pool side, 1 mountain and garden view). Air con, wifi and tv. Fully equipped kitchen and large lounge with two seating areas and dining area, with panoramic views to both sides of villa. 10 minutes drive to stunning beaches of Alvor fishing village, shopping facilities at Portimao and cobbled streets of restaurants and shops in Lagos. Perfect golfing location close to Penina golf resort and many Algarve golf courses, and easy access to autodrome. 50 minutes drive to Faro airport, car hire is essential.

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About the Owner

Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2017

About Rachel

This is a family owned villa - built by my grandfather and owned by our family since. We also let a large family property in Scotland. We look forward to welcoming you to our home and hope you enjoy it, and its location, as much as we do.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have a number of returning guests who love the villa as much as we do...
Mar 2007
  • 1 of 1

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have a number of returning guests who love the villa as much as we do...
Mar 2007
  • 1 of 1

2 Reviews

4.5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)


Fantastic Family Holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for our fantastic stay at Villa Gwendoline. This was our first family trip abroad with the kids (6 & 7) and we had a fantastic stay for two weeks. The villa didnt dissapoint and was really spacious, clean and very well located to all the local amenities. The privacy it offered was fantastic and we all had a fantastic stay. The weather was a great hit for the daily use of the pool which was a big hit with the kids (and adults..). Would definately recommend this to anyone looking to stay in the area. Thanks Rachel we will definately be back...

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Warm house..less warm welcome

  • 4 of 5

The villa is perfect for a small family. It has 2 good size bedrooms and 2 well equipped and functional bathrooms. The outdoor area is spacious and was great for our 2 yr old and 4yr old to practice their swimming in the huge pool and football on the lawn areas. The welcome from the caretaker of the house was rude as was the check out. The owners need to improve on this.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Easy access to Algarve autodrome -motorbikes, cars and go karts.


10 min drive to Alvor's stunning stretches of sandy beach with rock formations and coves at one end, sand dunes and harbour wall at other. Range of beach cafes and restaurants available. Quite and busy areas, suits families and couples alike.


50 minutes to Faro airport.


10 min drives to shops of Portimao, beaches and fishing village and restaurants of Alvor. 15 mins to Lagos nightlife, cobbles streets and shops. 30 mins to Monchique hills and traditional mountain town of Silves. 30 mins to Algarve's main shopping mall and Waterworld and other Water Parks. Under 15 minutes to many golf courses (Penina, Palmares, Morgado, Alamos, Alto) and autodrome for karting and F1, located near to megalithic site with museum.

Further Details:

Nearest banks, doctors, supermarket and fish market in Portimao. Nearest restaurant 2 mins drive.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
spring 2017
11 Mar 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
summer 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
late summer 2017
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
autumn 2017
2 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner for booking details. Deposit is required.

Changeover Day:
Preferred Thursday during peak season however will consider different days out of season and for longer stays

Notes on prices:
Please contact us to confirm prices- deals available for longer or last minute stays.

20% deposit in advance (non refundable), balance two months prior to departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 24-Jun-2017


Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural


  • bay
  • caves
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Large en-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath and shower Family bathroom with shower cubicle, WC and bidet


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, en suite
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Air con in both bedrooms. Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and en-suite. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Camp bed for occasional use available free of charge, and cot can be arranged for fee payable locally


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


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed


  • Outside: The villa is surrounded by landscaped, well maintained gardens with two large grassy areas, small orchard area with fruit trees, private pool and patios (on one side) and further patio with mountain views (to other side)- patio furniture on each. 25’ long private pool with four loungers on patio surrounding this set in landscaped gardens with trees, bushes and planting. The house has no immediate adjacent neighbours (closest neighbour is on other side of the road) is adjacent to a second orchard area (owned by our family), giving extra privacy. Utility Room: Iron and ironing board, washing line in small courtyard off kitchen, pool toys etc available in garage. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen and towels for house use are included. The villa is cleaned and linen changed once a week (more on request). Please bring beach towels Other: Fans available in living room, air con in both bedrooms. Wifi and sat tv.