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Villa with Secluded Garden, Solar Heated Pool and Homely Atmosphere 1141/AL



Updated: 29-Oct-2016
Villa near Moncarapacho, Eastern Algarve, Portugal - Shopping 10 Minutes Drive and Beaches 25 Minutes Drive

Our villa, in the countryside just south of Moncarapacho, is quiet and private, being down a track, and having a totally enclosed, walled garden. The 10 x 5m pool is solar heated and accessible from a covered patio leading off the lounge. There is a further eating area with tiled table under arches of bougainvillea. There are very few steps, and some downstairs bedrooms, making this ideal for the less able, and the enclosed garden makes it great for children. There is air conditioning in the bedrooms. This is our holiday retreat and so has lots of reference books for the fauna and flora of the region, guide books, children's games and toys, and puzzles, as well as TV, DVD player, some CD/DVDs, and plenty of light reading. Also available is a cot and high chair. You will need a car to reach the villa and to get about to see the lovely country, the beaches, and the local markets. You can just see the sea from our villa and, if the wind is in the right direction, hear the waves!

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are now retired and have time to enjoy Portugal, to which we have been coming regularly for the last 15 or so years. We are busy trying to learn the language - not easy, but fun. We very much want to be able to talk with the people in our local Mini Mercado.

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Speaks English, French, German, very limited Portuguese!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Just getting over the post holiday blues, we had such a lovely holiday and your house was perfect, the nicest house that we have stayed in over the last five years we have visited the area. Daphne is a delight and Ana was very helpful". Charlie 07/2012

"We flew back yesterday and have to say we were chuffed to bits with the villa. The housebook was invaluable and thanks for this as it helped us frame where to go and where to eat. A lovely villa in a great location . I would also say that Daphne was great as well. We had a couple of problems with a leaking kettle so she bought a new one, also a problem with the gas cooker. Again, she was there to help us. Simply great, the whole experience and this was our first visit to Portugal and can understand why you have a home there." Tony 7/2010.
Dec 2008
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8 Reviews

based on 8 holidaymaker reviews


Perfect location for quiet holidays

  • 5 of 5

It's our second time in this beautiful house. Absolutely perfect if you spend holidays in a quiet location, away from the busy road. Only good thing to say about it. We'll come back next year

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you enjoyed yourselves! Yes, it is wonderfully peaceful where the house is, isn't it, and yet not far from the sea, shops, or whatever. I have your booking for next year and am delighted to add you to the growing list of guests who come again....and again! Martin
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paradise revisited

  • 5 of 5

once again arrived to a very welcome and relaxing villa this is our 7th visit and looking forward to next year, solar heated pool and air conditioned bedrooms all helped my wife to enjoy her stay as she is disabled Casa Rosmaninho is well suited for her needs

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Alan, for those kind words. You are always welcome as you know and I shall be in touch about dates for 2017. There will always be a slot for you both! Martin
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Family Villa

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed very much our stay at "Rosmaninho".

A large, spacious house with a good kitchen and air conditioning in all the rooms. (You will find it very useful in the hot Algarve summer).

The garden is huge , great for children to play and with good shadow areas to read a book...or just a nap .

The house has all the conditions for a lazy summer vacation. Even the pool is heated...so no excuse for a swim.

Martin makes you feel comfortable and welcome and Leona is always there to solve any questions you'll have. I would strongly recommend Rosmaninho and we will be back next year.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for that Filipe. Truly delighted that you enjoyed yourselves so much and we very much look forward to welcoming the family again - book soon!
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Fifth Visit

  • 5 of 5

Once again, we had a super stay at the Villa. Fantastic well maintained pool and wonderful grounds. Most of our time was spent relaxing, enjoying the lovely choice of local wines and barbecuing each evening. Leona was most supportive and eager to ensure that everything at the villa was in order.

We hope to return in the near future.

JnJ. GnG.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marvellous, Jonathon. Thank you for your kind words. You know we are always ready to receive you all as soon as you book!
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  • 5 of 5

This is our 6th visit just can not stay away very relaxing, fantastic pool, air con bedrooms, secluded ,yet not far from shops ideal for persons with walking difficulties. Leone and Ana always on hand should you need them will be back 2016

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marvellous, Alan. Glad it all went well for you again. I look forward to discussing next year's dates when you are ready!
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Top location

  • 4 of 5

Great villa, very quiet with a beautiful garden and swimming pool. We'll come back for sure.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Patrice; glad the visit was a good one. Looking forward to welcoming you again when we shall have to work a little harder to get that fifth star!
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From the Owner

We rented this property a couple of times with an elderly Uncle. The location suited well as did the house - we were looking for easy access for him and a bedroom downstairs. We gained peace, a secluded walled garden, sea view (a bit distant!), off the beaten track, but close enough to sea, tennis, birdwatching and the interior, and only half an hour from the airport.

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary


25 mins will bring you to Fuseta beach, our nearest, and with the advantage of being sheltered by an offshore island. The islands themselves offer further beaches. On beyond Fuseta is the island Pedras d'el Rei, reached on foot from the car park in about 20 mins easy walk or by little train, which children enjoy. In the other direction there are beaches at Quinta do Lago, Vale de Lobo and further on.


Fly to Faro airport, pick up a car, and drive for about 1/2 an hour and you are at the house (we send you full directions). All car companies operate at the airport and most can be booked online.


(All by car) 3 mins to the mini market at the bottom of the road where bread and local fruit and veg can be bought. 7 mins into Moncarapacho our main local town. 20 mins into Olhão where there is an excellent fish and fruit/veg market. 25 mins into Faro, the capital of the Algarve. 35 mins across to Quinta do Lago. 1/2 to 3/4 of an hour to the Spanish border and 1 1/2 hours to Seville on the motorway.

Further Details:

We are keen bird watchers (when not just sitting around enjoying the sun!) and there are lots of places to go - details in the house. There are the salt pans at Faro and Quinta do Lago, the Ria Formosa reserve near Olhão, another reserve at Castro Marim, on the Spanish border (around 1/2 an hour away), as well as a marvellous road outside Loulé that we call bee-eater alley for obvious reasons. Several different species come into the garden or can be seen flying overhead. We have had Waxbills nesting in the garden for the past few years!

There is a 'house book' in the villa with lots of information about where you might wish to eat, or visit, as well as safety/emergency guidance. A drive inland takes you into the more Portuguese parts, and is well worth doing. There is a big shopping centre near Faro, on the EN125, Algarve Forum, that has a lot of interesting shops as well as a vast hypermarket, Jumbo. There are various markets on a Sunday that can be worth a visit; details in the house book.

The Portuguese tend to eat in the middle of the day and you can often find very good value 'prato de dia' (dish of the day) or even two courses, for less than 10 euros.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
November 2016-April 2017
1 Nov 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
May 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
June 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest
September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest
October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
November - April 2018
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
30% deposit on booking, balance not less than 8 weeks before arrival. Please be sure to take out your own travel and cancellation insurance, to cover you in the event of not being able to take up the booking for whatever reason.

Changeover Day:
We try to be flexible on this but aim for Thursday or Saturday as a changeover day normally. Please ask if you need to do something different.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property, for one week, in £ sterling, and inclusive of all utilities, linen and facilities.
Winter prices include the use of electric and gas heaters.
I will give you bank transfer details to my Portuguese bank, if you wish to pay in Euros, otherwise will accept a £sterling cheque in the post, or transfer to my English bank.

30% deposit on confirmed booking, and balance 8 weeks before departure. Payment by cheque or bank transfer

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 29-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

It is our second family home and equipped as such. We love opening the front door and feeling immediately at home. It is well stocked with books and children's games. There are lots of maps and guide books to the area. Also several reference books for fauna and flora. We have put together a "house book" telling you everything you need to know (we hope!) about the house itself as well as ideas for eating out, shopping, or whatever. There are fruit trees in the garden as well as the solar heated swimming pool. We provide all linen, so no need to bring out those bulky beach towels. We love it, we feel relaxed when here, and so it seems do our friends!

Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


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


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


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

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • churches
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services


  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite to bedroom 1 - bathroom/shower, bidet, wc. Bedrooms 2 and 3 share a shower/bidet/wc located between them. External wc/shower and washing machine.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 upstairs, double bed, en-suite, built in wardrobes, balcony. Bedroom 2 downstairs, double bed, built in wardrobes, outside door. Bedroom 3 downstairs, twin beds, built in wardrobes. Air-conditioning in all three rooms.


  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: All windows and doors have fly screens, or in one case a hanging bead curtain. We have a safety net that can be erected to keep small children away from the pool area, though we would not suggest that means you could stop watching them. Pool heating is through solar panels, which means it is likely to be cold in the winter! For winter lets, there is a large gas heater, an open fireplace in the lounge and the AC system provides for heating too in the bedrooms. Outside: Private pool is 10 x 5m and between 1.2m and 1.9m deep, solar heated (so you need reasonable weather to maintain temperature!), with a cover. There is a lovely tiled table under a bougainvillea pergola for dining, which also offers dappled shade; a barbecue is available; and there are wooden chairs and a table under the covered veranda. A high wall totally encloses the garden. Sun loungers/parasols available by the pool. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels, including swimming, provided. Changed weekly, at beginning/end of let when maid cleans, and mid stay for longer stays. Other: Outside shower room/wc with washing machine.

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