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Mont "Cerro De Bica (Azul)" Stunning Modern Villa With Private Enclosed Pool

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa near Ourique, Alentejo, Central Portugal 8716/AL - Peaceful Location,Local Amenities within Driving Distance, Real Portugal,Beaches 45 minutes away

Cerro de Bica Azul:

Fully Registered Alojamento Local Tourism listed property:Ref: 8716 A/L

Discovery the Alentejo region

Stunning modern detached villa with it own private pool situated within it own extensive grounds.

Cerro de Bica offers open plan Living, superb views of this idyllic charming landscape perfect for all to enjoy.

The Large villa has a modern kitchen with all modern appliances.

Seating for 6.

All bedrooms have fitted wardrobes complete with drawers.

Outside a large private pool essential for cooling off in during the long hot summers.

The Large patio area hosts a large dining table and chairs complete with parasol ideal for alfresco dining & a relaxing seating area.

A portable gas BBQ is available (care must be taken whilst BBQing due to fire risk).

Sun loungers, large veranda for shade.

Great views of this unspoilt area of Portugal.

The Nights skies are an abundance of Stars due to no light pollution.

There is a detailed Infantry at the Villa listing all Local Restaurant's/Information, places of interest and guests feedback.

Fully registered Alojamento local tourism listed property:Ref: 8716 A/L

More Details

David Clayton
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Ourique in Municipality of Ourique

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Check in 16:00 Check 11:00 No Smoking allowed No pets Children to be supervised at all times Non refunded deposit taken to confirm booking
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • En suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath/shower, WC, bidet and basin. Family bathroom with Jacuzzi bath/shower, WC, bidet and basin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: Double bed, fitted wardrobes with drawers, en suite bathroom. bedroom 2: Two single beds, fitted wardrobes with drawers. bedroom 3: Double bed, fitted wardrobes with drawers. All Bedrooms have direct access out to the patio and pool area. There are also fold away beds available in each bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Notes on accommodation: The Villa is light and airy with a large open plan living space with fantastic views over the Alentejan hills, relaxing and peaceful location. Furnished to a high standard. A great place to switch off and relax. Non smoking. Families welcome. Sorry no pets. Maxine our house keeper (English/Portuguese speaking) will meet and greet you at a pre arranged location (owner with inform you on final payment) and take you to the property. Oriklean: Offer a high standard Cleaning Service also a Meet and Greet service. Outside: Outside is a large enclosed private pool with steps leading down into the shallow end, accessible from all rooms and bedrooms. Large patio area with sun loungers and Large family dining table with eight chairs and parasol. A portable bbq for outdoor cooking, (care must be taken when bbqing due to fire risk). Extensive grounds with cork and holme oak, and olive trees. Pool is maintained once a week. Children should be supervised at all times. Utility Room: Washing machine, Ironing board/iron. Cleaning utensils should they be required. Cleaning / towels / linen / maid service: Towels and linen are included in the price. Cleaning at changeover. Heating is via log burner and portable gas heaters (winter). water, electricity, gas included in the price.


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Mont "Cerro De Bica (Azul)" Stunning Modern Villa With Private Enclosed Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

Fabulous! Fabulous! Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

Because this was a surprise birthday treat for me, we used this villa end of March/beginning of april, so was not willing to use the pool which was a great shame as the pool is amazing! The Villa itself is very modern and was equipped with absolutely everything one would need. It is in a very tranquil place, with bird song being the only noise. Perfect. I would definitely recommend "Cerra De Bica" for those wanting complete peace and quiet away from everything. We will book again, but next time late summer. We have been to Portugal a few times and love it anyway.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent accommodation in a very private setting

  • 5 of 5

Really fantastic villa with all necessities catered for. Beautiful pool which was a life saver to offset the 33deg temperatures we got every day. Fantastic early morning walks, sunrises, sunsets, and a brilliant dawn chorus. Above all the villa was so private. Not overlooked and nearest neighbour 300mt down the drive. Really recommend this property if you're looking for a relaxing chill out holiday, look no further.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you have enjoyed your stay, thanks so much for the fantastic review, we hope to welcome again some time soon
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Fantastic villa and pool

  • 5 of 5

We had a very relaxing stay. The villa is in a gorgeous spot, away from it all but still with easy access to Pingo (supermarket), Ourique and the algarve. There was so much indoor and outdoor space. We spent a lot of time just relaxing by the pool, and we all used the pool a great deal at all times of the day. A must for cooling off too as the temperatures were mid-30s the whole time. Thoroughly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very nice quiet villa with excellent outdoor space and pool.

  • 5 of 5

All arrangements were seamless and the villa was an ideal place for a week of relaxation. Excellent value.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you have enjoyed your stay at Cerro de bica & thank you so much for your excellent review, it is greatly appreciated.
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  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely modern secluded villa and has all the essentials for a great holiday. Super indoor and outdoor space including a pool, and near enough to the main road to allow for easy and swift travel in all directions. The local supermarket is very well stocked and had everything we wanted including local wines and fish. Mostly we ate out at lunchtime and everywhere was of a high standard. We had planned to do a lot of walking but didn't expect the unusually high temperatures for this time of year, between 25-29 degrees and sunny every day. Instead, we did lots of shorter circuits and went to a different and equally beautiful beach every day. Both teenage sons also had a great time and enjoyed the space of the villa, the wifi, and the beaches, many of which were nearly empty. We could have spent much longer here as there was so much to see, and we really loved the colourful wildflowers, the big night sky, and the bird song in the morning. Some of our favourite walks included the Santa Clara dam, Caldas de Monchique and the coastal footpath at Praia de Albondeira.

It was easy to organize this holiday, the owner responded quickly and we were met by Maxine's husband who escorted us to the property and showed us around.

We would certainly recommend this property to our friends. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your fantastic review we really appreciate it, we are so pleased that you have enjoyed your stay at Cerro de bica.
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  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely two weeks at Cerro de Bica. The villa is superb and the photographs, whilst accurate, don't do the villa justice.

Maxine and her husband were excellent and were on hand should we have needed them. The change in laundry after the first week was a lovely surprise!

The large pool and covered outdoor seating area were a boon as the weather was hardly under 38° for our whole fortnight. The outdoor area also great for star gazing in the evening - the milky way was visible most nights!

The booking process and communication with David and Pauline were excellent and very straightforward.

In terms of the local area - Ourique is a lovely small town where the locals were friendly and helpful. The local supermarket has everything that you would need - as others have said the fresh produce and bakery were full of very good produce. We tried the Portuguese delicacy of salted cod and the small custard pastries were delicious.

We flew into Faro on a Sunday and the directions provided were perfect. A nice easy run with good roads up to the villa. The supermarket, Pingo Doce, was open so were able to stock up before we drove out to the villa.

The Algarve coast is worth a visit - although be warned is very busy. We drove down to Portimao (there you will see the traditional geological rocks on the beaches) and further along to Lagos (nice restaurants and shopping).

We also travelled to the west coast visiting the Cabo Sardar viewpoint trail in the national park and Praia da Zambujeira which was lovely, sea had large waves for surfers, nice beach. We had a super lunch at the Ponto &virGula restaurant which serves traditional Portuguese fare along with the "best burgers ever" according to my two teenegers as well as free Wi-Fi!

We also took the opportunity to drive up to Lisbon - just over 2hrs drive on the toll motorway. We went into the city over the bridge and ended up parking quite far from the city centre (in hindsight probably should have used the park and ride car park at the airport). We did however make use of the Lisbon metro, buses and trams with the €6.50 per person a day travel card (similar to London's Oyster card) so were able to see most of the sights of the city.

We would recommend Cerra de Bica as the place to stay to explore the southern regions of Portugal whilst having somewhere to also relax and spend time reading a book in the sunshine!

Overall an excellent holiday was had by all!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the fantastic review, we are so pleased that you all enjoyed your stay at Cerro de Bica. We hope to welcome you again soon
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Faro @ 1 hr away
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Ourique & surrounding area
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Funcheira near Garvao
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Bird watching, Walking, fishing.

Santa Clara lakes are a short drive away.

Local Walk's around the Villa

Map book and Phrase available.


Algarve 45 minutes drive south, hosts various glorious beaches, restaurant's and entertainment, (water parks, boat excursions).

West coast beaches are around an 45 mins West, mainly frequented by the Portuguese, offering beautiful romantic beaches, coves and Beach side cafes. (Zambujeira, Porto Covo and Milfontes).

You will pass through Sleepy Villages & Towns, Beautiful landscapes as you head to the West Coast well worth a visit.


Nearest Airport: Faro @ a hour drive away

:Lisbon @ 2 1/2hr drive away

A Car is essential.

Car Hire is available at both Airports, Lisbon & Faro.

General roads and motorways/tolls roads are excellent.


Ourique is 10 mins away, a relaxing Alentejan town offering a Well stocked Supermarket, Cafes/bars, restaurant's, Banks and Atm's, Pharmacy, Health Centre and Internet access at the library.

Further Details:

Fantastic Local restaurants offering Traditional Local Cuisine to tease your taste buds, try the preto porco (black pig), Baculau (salted cod) and Fantastic Steaks and local Alentejan wines.

All with friendly Staff to make your visit to the Alentejo region a special one.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Ourique, Alentejo

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 2
17 Oct 2017 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 1
1 Jul 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
3 Sep 2018 - 30 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Booking can be made by contacting owner by phone or e mail. A 25% non refundable deposit is required on booking to confirm.
Full payment is required 8 weeks prior to departure along with a refundable(conditional of no damages) inventory deposit of £100.

Maxine our house keeper (english/portuguese speaking) will meet and greet you at a pre arranged location (owner with inform you on final payment) and take you to the property and answer/advise any questions you have with regards to your stay.

Changeover Day:
Change over day preferred Saturday, but we are flexible.
Please ask should you have any questions/queries.
check in after 16.00 pm, departure before 11.00 am.
Notes on prices:
Prices include Gas, Electricity, Water.

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