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Farmhouse In Mountainside With Breathtaking Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

A Private Paradise

The typical Portugese mountain farmhouse is set in a secluded location with breathtaking views of the Serra de Monchique, but is yet within easy reach of all the touristy attractions as beaches, golf courses and shopping centres. The house has an area of 155m2 has been reconstructed to the highest standards for full time occupation. This will give you the feeling of arriving ‘home’ and the comfort you need during your well deserved holiday from the moment you step into the door. The property is 28.000m2 in size, of which approximately 50% is on terraced land with a wide variety of fruit trees and flower gardens. Depending on the season, you’ll find yourself picking passion fruit, grapes, oranges or figs to complement your breakfast. Fresh lemons for in your cup of tea or for on your freshly grilled fish you’ll find on the trees all year round.

Property Manager
Monique Volkers
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, German, Portuguese, Dutch
Calendar last updated:
20 November, 2017

About Monique Volkers

We have built the house from an abandoned ruin up to the high standard it is now. Primary aim was to build our dream house, but family circumstances made us move out of the country, leaving behind this personal paradise. We now offer the house for rental, giving you the opportunity to experience being close to nature and meantime enjoying a high standard of living or holiday making.

Monique Volkers purchased this farmhouse in 2001

Why Monique Volkers chose Monchique

Unspoiled nature until the horizon and beyond.

The sunrises & sunsets (we must have hundreds of pictures to proof this as they always appear to be prettier than the last one!)

What makes this farmhouse unique

Pure luxury in pure nature.

Some shopping & your suitcase are the only things you need to feel at home from the moment you step inside.

('Turnkey' and 'Plug&Play' come to mind!)


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

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • (Master) Bathroom with large (bubble) bath, walk-in shower, toilet & bidet (Guest) Bathroom with Shower corner & toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: (Master)Bedroom 1 with a double bed (& Baby cod on request) (Guest)Bedroom 2 with a double bed and a single bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
Notes on accommodation: From the property you can see the sunsets into the Atlantic Ocean and the nights are of an astonishing beauty – ‘romantic’ is an understatement. The sunrises will fill you with all the positive energy needed for another day of exploring the Algarve or simply enjoying the tranquillity on your ‘own’ piece of Portugal. Clean towels, linen and a ‘Welcome package’ will make you’re arrival as easy as can be, the only thing you need to do is put down your luggage and open that fine bottle of ‘Vino Verde’ which is waiting for you in the fridge. For the off-season a high efficiency woodfire in the living room. Underfloor (water) heating throughout the whole house, heated by solar panels/ gas. Fire wood/ gas bottles can be arranged on request @ cost price. Child friendly, toys/cot available. Children's swing next to the house. Outside: Barbecue, sunbeds, tables/ chairs, parasol. No swimming pool available but a large water tank will suffice for refreshing during hot days. Large public swimming pool available in Monchique (free entrance) Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Clean bedlinen, (tea)towels upon arrival. Maid service not standard, but can be arranged. Other: Dining corner: Large solid pine table sufficiently large to seat 8. Baby chair.


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Farmhouse In Mountainside With Breathtaking Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful two weeks at this place. The view is indeed breathtaking and we enjoyed the silence, the stars in the night and everything luxuous in the house. Great price for this kind of stay!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We should have booked for longer - this is a magical place set high in the hills, with soft mountain air and peace and quiet. You only hear a car once or twice a day - just the birds and particularly owls at night.

As a family of four (children 18 and 14) we were able to totally relax. The house is well equipped with everything you could need. we particularly loved having a kitchen equipped for people who cook.

Everyone was really helpful and friendly to deal with. We are already planning a trip back - for longer next time.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superbe endroit en pleine nature

  • 5 of 5

Endroit idéal pour les amateurs de calme et de nature. La maison est conforme en tout point de vue au descriptif. Il n'y manque rien, on s'y sens comme chez soi.

À recommander.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Super séjour dans cette ferme rénovée, avec tout le confort nécessaire, apaisant !

  • 5 of 5

Jardin d'Eden avec multitudes d'arbres fruitiers! Paysages magnifiques, à proximité des plages de l'Algarve mais aussi de celles de la costa Vicentina. Nous avons passé un superbe séjour, la region est magnifique et les gens tres accueillants. Nous avons été tres bien accueillis par Monique et son mari.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Absolutely recommendable

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely recommendable

Thanks to Martina Edses we had wonderful days in Portugal! The house was perfect and everything went well without any problem. Also, the neighbors were very friendly and helpful. The house is well equipped, generous and clean. There was really nothing we have missed. The house is located in the mountain area around Monchique with only very few people living in this region. As a consequence, the place is absolutely silent, peaceful, and restful. The view at the level and the mountain valleys is fantastic, particularly at sunset. No doubt that the starry sky at night is mystical. In summary, this magic place has nothing to do with overcrowded beaches, noisy streets and bustling modern hotel landscapes – the perfect place to relax. Nevertheless, with a rented car we had no problem to easily reach all the beautiful places in the Algarve within an hour or less.

Again, we have very much enjoyed staying in this house. We are really grateful that we got the opportunity to spend our holidays here. Of course, we plan to come back.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


In just over a half an hour drive, you will reach the beaches on the busy tourist South coast or the serene rough West coast suitable for kite or wave surfing and paragliding.


Faro airport is on a 1 hour drive. A rental car is a necessity and fly & drive packages are available on the various airline/ tour operator websites.


Faro Airport 95 kms

Tunes Train station (to Lisbon) 45 kms

Portimao 35 kms

Lagos 35 kms

Further Details:

The location is perfectly suitable for birdwatching as there are no disturbing influences from nearby industry or urban areas. During the night you will often be surprised with the serenade of a nightingale. Other remarkable species around are: eagles, buzzards, woodpeckers, tits & warblers.

The Via Algarviana walking trail passes nearby. Via Algarviana is a Great Pedestrian Route (GR13) which connects Alcoutim to Cabo de São Vicente, with a length of 300km, mostly installed in the Algarve mountain . It is intended that became part of the Trans-European routes, linking to the E4 and E9.

Monchique is a 10 minute drive away with a daily market for fresh vegetables and fish for on the barbecue. During the year there are various markets & festivals in the small mountain town ranging from ‘Feira de Enchidos’ (sausage festival) to ‘Feira de Artesenato’ (local products festival).

In Monchique all services as post-office, banks, supermarkets & medical help are available.

Foia is the highest mountain of the Algarve, which with its 907mtrs altitude provides stunning views all around the Algarve & Alentejo. The road leading up there offers numerous traditional Algarvian restaurants to taste the local produce.

Numerous riding centres can be found for the horse riders.

The newly constructed Autódromo Internacional do Algarve (Formula 1 racetrack) is on a 20 min drive away providing the opportunity to step behind the wheel of a real racing car or a go-cart.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in the Monchique, Portugal

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
25% deposit due upon booking. Balance to be paid latest 6 weeks before arrival date. All payments are non-refundable.

Changeover Day:
As we appreciate that the rental periods go hand in hand with your flight options and holiday wishes, we are flexible in the minimum amount of nights and the change-over day, we adapt to the requests of our clients – not the other way around!

Notes to the prices:

From 2nd week on a 10% discount will count over every additional week with a maximum up to 50%!
Week 1 – Full price
Week2 – 10% discount on additional week
Week 6 & more – 50% discount on additional week(s)

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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