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Private Luxury Villa, Caldas De Monchique

People12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms7
Separate WC's1
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Villa in Caldas De Monchique, Algarve, Portugal - Villa Renovatio has the most amazing views in 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 discrete luxury: 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 luxurious 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:
20 October, 2017

About Andrew O'Loughlin

I bought the villa in 2007 and spend 2 years restoring it. This villa is a home from home with all luxuries.

Andrew O'Loughlin purchased this villa in 2007

Why Andrew O'Loughlin chose Algarve

I love the area, away from the crowds, but access to golf and beaches, but mostly the amazing views from the villa.

What makes this villa unique

Peaceful, Beauty and pure Luxury is the word that describes the Villa Renovatio

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in the Monchique in the Faro District

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • 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
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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average rating of 3.8 based on 6 reviews
5

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: Jul 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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: Jan 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: Aug 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Could have been lovely

  • 3 of 5

This is a beautiful villa in a wonderful setting. The view from the terrace is lovely, the pool is huge and the furniture and fittings are, for the most part, high quality.

However, these positives were spoiled by the overall neglect of the property and the attitude of the owners.

When we arrived, hot and tired from the journey, we found that we had been given the wrong number for the key safe, no immediate way to contact the owner and no local contact. An hour of working through the combination lock in the midday heat eventually got us in. The house and garden were full of broken and abandoned things; the advertised Sky TV and dishwasher did not work; the owner said there was nothing to be done about this.

The pool-level rooms were unsafe, with exposed wiring, no hot water and an interconnecting door which could be closed but had no handle to re-open it. The cleaner, who was lovely but had almost no English, asked us to pay her, when this was clearly included in the price.

I thought I had found us the perfect villa for our long-anticipated family holiday and the reality was a huge disappointment.

We contacted the owner on our return, sending photographs. He offered us a free week out of season, but this would have been difficult to manage and expensive. We asked for a refund of the payment to the cleaner and the owner agreed to pay this. He has not done so.

If the villa has now been refurbished, it should be lovely, but I would advise people not to expect much of the owner.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Breathtaking views

  • 4 of 5

My family and I were very fortunate to spend almost 2 weeks at this place. The most amazing views from it's Terrace. Could look at it every day and never get enough of it. Very comfortable for a fairly big group of people (there were 8 of us). 20-30 min drive to the local beaches and 7 min drive to the nearest supermarket where you can find absolutely everything. Definitely need a car. Wonderful big rooms upstairs but less comfortable and much smaller downstairs. Great kitchen and facilities for cooking enthusiasts. Definitely recommend to anyone who is looking for a peaceful and relaxing stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Kilometres
Foz de Banho
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Portimao
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Penina, Morgado
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Portimao
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
A22
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
The Foz
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Alvor
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!

Coast/Beach:

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

Travel:

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.

Distances:

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

Further Details:

There are a ranch of restaurants all around the area and very close by. We have a list of all the good restaurants in the Villa.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in the Monchique, Portugal

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,590
for 5 nights
From
£318
£2,229
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£748
for 3 nights
From
£249
£1,742
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £446.68

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.
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