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Private Villa, Caldas De Monchique

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa Renovatio, Caldas De Monchique, Algarve, Portugal - The most spectacular view of the Algarve

Situated on the brow of a hill above the picturesque spa town of Caldas de Monchique, the 19th Century villa is a beautifully restored haven. The flowered terrace overlooks the spectacular swimming pool where guests can relax and enjoy the famed Portuguese sunny climate. From there, one can look down the stunning valley and across 55 kilometres of the Algarve valleys and coastline. Villa Renovatio is a private retreat promising total tranquillity and serenity. The emphasis is on comfort: high quality furnishings, crisp bed linens, local art & crafts décor and modern conveniences make Renovatio a sleek, comfortable villa that combines the best of Portuguese traditional craftsmanship with state-of –the-art comfort. The villa boasts 5 en-suite bedrooms which offer King size of twin beds suitable for couples, friends sharing or singles. All have power showers and some have baths.

Property Manager
Andrew O'Loughlin
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 January, 2018

About Andrew O'Loughlin

I bought the villa in 2007 and spend 2 years restoring it. Everything in it was chosen with care to ensure comfort for my guests. To me, this villa is home from home and I hope all who stay in it feel the same.

Andrew O'Loughlin purchased this villa in 2007

Why Andrew O'Loughlin chose Monchique

Caldas de Monchique is a special location with natural springs. It's a place to get away from the hustle and bustle of life with the advantage of having easy access to golf courses, shopping centres and beaches should you wish. The real beauty of Villa Renovatio is the amazing view of the Algarve from the terrace.

What makes this villa unique

Villa Renovatio is located in a quiet and peaceful area without being hours away from civilisation so you get the best of both worlds. It is ideal for family holidays with a large swimming pool, Sky TV, air con, fully equipped kitchen facilities, a very comfortable living room and a large terrace area to relax and also to dine and entertain. The views from the villa tend to sweep you up into a world of your own where you can switch off and relax completely. They are almost therapeutic!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi, I stayed in Andrew Villa in 2013 for a week. It was the best week I have ever had and was only sorry I didn't stay for 2 weeks. I was so stressed from work and was looking forward to the break. Renovatio was one of the most serene places I have ever stayed. it was home from home. My husband and Children never saw me so relaxed. The villa, the bedrooms and the pool OMG the pool was so big and I just loved the beautiful Weather. I could recommend this amazing villa highly enough and its beautiful surroundings.

I have booked again already for next year and hope to go over in October with a few friends for a long weekend.

Sonya and Family
Nov 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in the Monchique in the Faro District

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • rural
  • town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Twin shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 pool room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bedroom 1- underfloor heating (also in the twin shower), Bedroom 2&3 bath and shower, Bedroom 4&5 both with shower and WC. All bathroom are new. Bedroom 4&5 has no air-conditioning.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Twin single beds can be zipped together to become double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , Twin single beds can be zipped together to become double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , Twin single beds can be zipped together to become double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , Twin single beds can be zipped together to become double
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has double bed, an en-suite with twin shower and under-floor heating, balcony. Bedrooms 2&3 have double beds in each, can be converted to 2 singles beds. They also have a small child bed in each. Bedrooms 4 & 5 have double beds in each, can be converted to 2 single beds. Bedrooms are downstairs with a separate entrance. These rooms are not recommended for children on their own.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Outside: The villa has the largest swimming pool in the area, 12.5m x 7.5m, filled with spring water. There is a Napoleon gas barbecue that has four burners. There is sunbathing chairs for 10 people at the pool with landscaped gardens. The property is extremely private on its own grounds. The views from the terrace are amazing and the best views over looking 55kms of the Algarve coastline. There is a music system on the terrace and at the pool that can be run of a iphone, itouch or ipod. The volume can be adjusted on the terrace or by the pool. The terrace has its own dining area for 12 people along with a full suite of furniture to relax after your dinner. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron, ironing board, extra bed linen and towels etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: When house occupied, maid comes twice a week, extra towels are provided all the time. Other: The beautiful terrace runs the whole length of the house with an amazing views of Algarve coast. Music system through the house, running down to the swimming pool, volume could be adjust in different locations.


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Private Villa, Caldas De Monchique
average rating of 4.25 based on 9 reviews

Absolute luxury in the most amazing setting

  • 5 of 5

What a stunning property in the most amazing location. From the moment we pulled into the driveway, we were bowled over by both the property, the facilities and the uninterrupted stunning views across the mountain and down to the coast. This property is 5 Star luxury with a homely feel. The location is perfect for exploring the beautiful villages on the mountain and in the surrounding area. With Praia da Rocha only 20minutes by car, you have the best of both worlds. The property is beautifully decorated and very well maintained - the Chef's kitchen is well stocked with every appliance you could wish for and is a joy to cook in. I cannot recommend this property highly enough. Everyone should experience this beautiful piece of paradise at least once in their lives.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words Sheila. Glad you enjoyed it and we hope to see you back again. Andrew
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  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived I was blown away by the fabulous villa, location and view from the balcony which stretches the length of the property. I was looking for peace and tranquility and there were so many places in and around the property to sit and relax and soak up the views and atmosphere that I was spoilt for choice.

It was like the nicest place I had ever stayed and yet felt like home all in one.

The attention to detail from the practical (fabulous kitchen which had everything you could possibly need) to the aesthetic (cut flowers in the villa all beautiful natural local blooms) was second to none.

It was so good I went a second time when the weather had changed later in the year and found that with a roaring fire and the stock and books and big screen tv it was like a completely different but equally rejuvenating holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marian, Thanks so much for your feedback. I am delighted you enjoyed Villa Renovatio so much and that you have experienced it at different times of the year. Hope to see you again soon. Andrew
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Beautiful villa, so relaxing and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

My stay in Villa Renovatio with my family this year was the most relaxing holiday I've had in years. Set in the Portuguese mountains in Monchique, it's a short drive to the coast, approximately 15, so you really get the best of both worlds. We chose to spend most of our time in the villa, chilling by the pool, reading a few books and enjoying barbecues on the terrace. The golfers among us were spoiled for choice with only a short drive to the best courses the Algarve has to offer.

The view from the house is spectacular and this is the ideal place to unwind if your day to day life is hectic. Our family group of 12 have stayed in many villas, so I can honestly say that Villa Renovatio exceeded our expectations in terms of facilities. The air con, the wifi, the showers, the pool, the kitchen facilities, everything was top notch.

Not sure of our dates yet but we've all agreed to go back in 2018.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely stay, the villa is perfect, fully equipped both inside and outside, stunning view and pool!!!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely stay, the villa is perfect, fully equipped both inside and outside, very comfortable bedrooms, huge swimming pool, stunning view from a terrific terrasse. We can't wait to go back to Villa Renovatio!!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful setting but not quite up to scratch

  • 2 of 5

We spent 4weeks in this villa last July and I have given a lot of thought to my review. First off Andrew, the owner is very nice to deal with but this is his home away from home and it is not a luxury rental villa. The views are amazing and Andrew ensured the Sky satellite was available for the duration of our stay. The main house is as per the pictures but I would say these pictures are a number of years old so there has been considerable wear & tear and not a huge amount of maintenance, the furniture is well worn particularly on the veranda and there is not sufficient shade by the pool (pool pictures are particularly out of date)The lower level of the house was without air con until a mobile unit was added as per our request and the rooms are inter connecting so have limited usage and this are definitely not of the same quality as the upper bedrooms. I would say this property is not suitable for families with young kids or older people due to the steps and steep incline on the driveway. We had a number of issues ranging from Alarms going off, Air con breaking down, sewage odours in the guest toilet and finally rodents on the veranda and by the pool. Generally Andrew did respond to our feedback/ requests but ultimately our overall holiday enjoyment was seriously impacted and I could not in good conscience recommend this villa to others as a result. Also the cleaning provided during our stay was negligible and in hindsight we should have complained about both internal and pool cleaning. We did receive an offer of a week's stay off peak in recompense for our issues but this was not acceptable to us given our experience, no further offer was made.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was aware that the property needed a little work so I made a special trip over to it the week before Caroline arrived with her family. Caroline makes a fair point and I have removed the word "luxury" from the title of this listing. "Cosy" and "homely" are probably better words to describe the house. Although, the views cannot be disputed as one of the best in the Algarve....giving it a touch of luxury. The outdoor furniture was 2.5 years old and the photos were taken when everything was brand new. All furniture has been subject to holidaymakers' wear and tear, wet towels, suncreams etc. I have a cleaner, (a new one), and she does her best to maintain the house and all its furnishings, but my priority is that you enjoy your stay. With regards to poor maintenance there are 3 people looking after the house; a manager, a full time gardener and a cleaner. The outside is painted every single year, we now use small umbrellas as I have gone through at least 50 large ones over the last few years as guests do not look after them. I always ensure that there is 6 to 8 umbrellas by the pool. The rooms downstairs do not have air con because they are cooler rooms, even in the summer months. As a result they actually have underfloor hearing. However, the second Caroline requested air con, I had mobile air con installed at a cost of €1,200. The house is in the mountains as you can see from the description and view, hence the steps and incline in the driveway. Unfortunately, due to an electrical element overheating, Caroline and her family had to deal with the alarm going off for a couple of hours. This has never happened before or since. It was just bad luck. With regards to the sewage, one of the toilets was blocked which was not the case when I left the weekend before. The property is spotless and there has never ever been a rodent in the house or around the pool when I've been there. However, the house is in the country and if food is left lying around it may attract creatures, like any property. While I was on holiday with my family elsewhere at the time, I responded to Caroline 53 times by text and at least a dozen times with phone calls. With regards to further compensation, I believe there are some people you can never please. I absolutely do my best to deliver a wonderful holiday experience for all my guests, dealing with them personally rather than through an agent. I sincerely hope anyone reading this also takes time to read the 5 star reviews. Thank you.
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Fantastic Relaxing Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a fantastically relaxing 10 days at Villa Renovatio.

The villa is beautiful, the views are amazing and the local area has plenty of interesting things to be explored and experienced.

The pool area and outdoor terrace are particularly impressive - both are very spacious with plenty of room for everyone.

We would definitely recommend this villa to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Kilometres
Foz de Banho
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Penina, Morgado
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
The Foz
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Caldas de Monchique has been renowned since the Roman times as a spa town, where the sulphur-rich warm spring water (it comes to the ground at 32 degrees) is so highly prized that it is bottled at the local source. The spa waters spiritual, restorative and healing qualities have attracted many illustrious visitors over the centuries, including the Kings of Portugal and Italy who came to the region in order to “take the waters”. The villa Renovatio has its own spring source – take the cure by our pool!


20 minutes drive to the beach Praia de Vau or Alvor.


By air:

Faro airport: 45 minutes drive.

Lisbon airport: 2 hours drive.

By train:

Closest train station: Portimao.

By car:

From Faro: Take the A22 west and turn off at Exit 5 for Monchique.


Walking distance to spa town Caldas De Monchique is only ten minutes.

Further Details:

There is a wide variety of restaurants in the area with some of the best very close by. We provide a list of all the good restaurants at the Villa.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in the Monchique, Portugal

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £438.23

Booking Notes:
We require photo ID.
We like to have a conversation with all guests before they book, just to make sure they are happy with everything. Contact Phone number required please.
Please note that 25% booking deposit is non refundable.

Changeover Day:
No changeover day will be specified; we remain flexible in this area.

Notes on prices:
Prices are flexible, if required for longer periods.

Manager'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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