Villa near Loule, Algarve, Portugal - To avoid the possibility of a security problem. Call/txt +447927193399 before making a payment
Casa Monte Santa Luzia is suitable for up to 10 Adults + 2 infants, 2 cots, 2 high chairs and a bed guard are also available. There are 5 bedrooms & 5 bathrooms, all air-conditioned. There is an excellent WiFi Signal throughout the whole property and by the pool. Large games room with satellite TV and a play-station to keep the children & adults entertained. The spacious lounge/diner has air-conditioning, satellite 55" plasma TV. There is an additional TV in the kItchen which has ALL UK TV, ALL SKY including Sky Sports channels. The pool is heated and surrounded by large terraces, It has it's own shower, a covered shelter and is totally secluded. There is ample pool terrace furniture and BBQ area with table and seating for 12 people on the kitchen terrace. The lounge and bedroom terraces overlook the extensive landscaped gardens and pool. Casa Monte is set in approx 1 acre of beautiful gardens, it is situated in an excellent location with numerous golf courses and beaches all within easy driving distance. Casa Monte offers the perfect base for families and friends of all ages.
We normally only take bookings for a 7 day period commencing on a Saturday, but ANY request will be considered if it fits in with other bookings.
Top Traveller Review
A great holiday became fantastic due to the Villa!
Alison told me you enjoyed your holiday but your positive comments makes all the work Jane & I put into our villa and the surroundings more worthwhile. I will pass your comments onto Alison and her team, - they will be very pleased too.
Our intention has always been to make a 3 generation family holiday the best, - ever.
Thank you for your kindly words.
Andrew & Jane
About the Owner
Hi, Jane & Andrew FAWKES here,
We have lived in the UK, France, Australia and Cyprus, but we fell in love with Casa Monte at first sight, we think you might too.
It's not just a rental property, it is our home for 6 months of the year. Casa Monte gives you total freedom, no noisy neighbours and total privacy.
This is what is on offer. When you arrive at Casa Monte you will be greeted by our villa managers, Alison or Calvin Gibson, - who we can't do without. They have lived in the Algarve for many years and knows just about everything there is to know. They are there for you 24/7, (although they do manage other properties too!). Nothing is ever too much trouble.
Our head maid, Mary, keeps Monte looking immaculate just as she does for us. For a 2 week stay Mary and her team complete a mid stay clean throughout changing all linen and towels etc. - you will feel looked after.
The gardeners visit every week keeping the grounds in perfect order all year round.
The pool is serviced every week and is maintained to the highest possible standard. A private swimming pool is a necessary feature of daily life in the Algarve during the hot summer months
Guestbook comments from the owner
What a superb villa! We spent a week Casa Monte in June and would highly recommend it to anyone. We will definitely return again at some point. We went in a party of 9 from ages 19-50 and it was just perfect. Our boys loved the games room which had everything including table tennis, pool table, football table, darts, games console and games, badminton, basket ball net - in fact anything you might need to keep you occupied. The other fabulous feature was the magnificent pool - it was amazing, in fact we all spent most of the week either in there or in the games room. It is a little bit out of the way but that's what we wanted - a lovely, relaxing week. You need a car without a doubt. The supermarkets are well stocked and a short drive away. Casa Monte has a newly and very well equipped kitchen, you couldn't ask for more, we cant praise the villa enough. There are electric gates out the front so security wasn't an issue either. The communication between Andrew and ourselves was second to none. The information he sent was spot on including directions to the villa from Faro airport. Calvin was also very friendly and at the end of the phone when we needed him (which was only to find a taxi). The security deposit was returned 2 days after we returned home. All in all 10 out 10 for the villa and the owners/manager. We look forward to seeing you again at some point and thank you for a fabulous holiday
Great villa, superb holiday!”
5 of 5 stars
Reviewed September 17, 2012 for a stay in August 2012
We have been visiting Casa Monte regularly since 2007 and have never once been disappointed. The villa facilities are brilliant, it's very well equiped. We never need take toys for the children ( ages 7, 4 & 2 at the time) as there is an excellent playroom with a variety of toys in addition to the pool table, table football and table tennis. The villa is spotlessly clean and the management team are always available if you have a problem of any magnitude! Casa Monte is always our first choice for a villa holiday!
5 of 5 stars for everything
How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars
How helpful were the directions to the property? 5 of 5
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5
Overall condition of the property 5 of 5
Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5
Kitchen & utensils 5 of 5
Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5
Other facilities & amenities 5 of 5 stars for Service
Liked best: Spending hours in the heated pool!
Liked least: Going home!
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend? Yes.
Recommended for: Friends getaway, Families with young children & Large groups
Was the property as advertised? Yes
Would you recommend the location of this property? Yes
Was it a good value for the price paid? Yes
Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access? Yes
Was your security deposit returned on time? NO deposit we are regulars!
5 based on 4 holidaymaker reviews
A great holiday became fantastic due to the Villa!
From the moment we arrived to moment we left we felt at home and were well cared for by Alison & Calvin. They were always there to make the stay enjoyable. Especially going beyond the call of duty when we needed some help. The photos & description don't do it justice. It was fabulous. There was not one thing that was not thought of & catered for. Our party was from ages 6 to 70 and we all really enjoyed our stay. The location is great with stunning views. It makes it hard to go & enjoy visiting other places as you just don't want to leave the villa. Even the draw of eating at one of the restaurants at the Marina in Villamoura against a family bbq at Casa Monte didn't work. We don't usually want to go back to the same place but the Casa Monte has changed our mind on that! Thanks again for helping create a wonderful family holiday we will remember. Neil & family.
Thank you Andrew and Jane for a wonderful week in your villa. The booking process was very simple and easy. All the information we needed was supplied well in advance. Alison met us soon after we arrived and went through all we needed to know about the villa. And what a villa.
My wife and I arrived on Saturday and apart from supermarket trips we didn't leave until Wednesday!.
Our children and grandchildren did the exploring around the region . Great location as the Algarve coast and other attractions are less than 30 minutes away.
The kitchen is superb, every conceivable utensil, you could easily hold a round of Masterchef in it!
The panoramic views from the villa are stunning from sunrise to sunset.
All 5 bedrooms are well furnished, endless hot water from the showers.The lounge with full TV channels was great to relax and cool off. The two ground floor bedrooms did not have air-con, but this is not a problem as the rooms remained cool at night, even with temperatures of 30degC+ in the daytime.
The games room was great to keep the kids occupied but mostly we lived around the pool. It was great to have all 3 generations of our family having so much fun and pleasure.
We can wholeheartedly recommend this villa - 5 star plus.
We have just returned from two weeks at Casa Monte and have enjoyed a perfect holiday. We have stayed at a number of villas in the central Algarve and this is one of the best. Casa Monte is set in beautiful gardens, has splendid views, is peaceful and is very well equipped throughout. The kitchen has every conceivable utensil, the games room is a great idea (became a very competitive area!) and the air conditioning was needed.
We were on holiday with our entire family for my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary so the age range was from 10 years to 79 years; the villa catered for all our needs. The 'ground floor' was accessed through the front door and on this level we had the kitchen, patio, BBQ, lounge, bathroom and a couple of bedrooms which was great for one of the grand-parents who isn't steady on her feet. Our children are aged from 10 to 23 and the games room, internet access, pool etc was brilliant for them (and me!).
The villa has electric gates and is alarmed which made us all feel very secure (although you don't really need security in the Algarve) and it is clearly maintained with pride.
Hire cars are essential but the A22 is only 10 minutes away so the road links are very good, and Loule is a beautiful market town.
Calvin was lovely and Andrew & Jane clearly care about their guests having a wonderful stay at Casa Monte.
We would recommend Casa Monte and look forward to visiting again soon.
What a superb villa! We spent a week Casa Monte in June and would highly recommend it to anyone. We will definitely return again at some point. We went in a party of 9 from ages 19-50 and it was just perfect. Our boys loved the games room which had everything including table tennis, pool table, football table, darts, games console and games, badminton, basket ball net - in fact anything you might need to keep you occupied. The other fabulous feature was the magnificent pool - it was amazing, in fact we all spent most of the week either in there or in the games room. It is a little bit out of the way but that's what we wanted - a lovely, relaxing week. You need a car without a doubt. The supermarkets are well stocked and a short drive away. Casa Monte has a newly and very well equipped kitchen, you couldn't ask for more, we cant praise the villa enough. There are electric gates out the front so security wasn't an issue either. The communication between Andrew and ourselves was second to none. The information he sent was spot on including directions to the villa from Faro airport. Calvin was also very friendly and at the end of the phone when we needed him (which was only to find a taxi). The security deposit was returned with 2 days. All in all 10 out 10 for the villa and the owners/manager. We look forward to seeing you again at some point and thank you for a fabulous holiday :)
From the Owner
“Casa Monte is our Winter home in the Algarve. We have a lovely home in the South of France which suits us fine in Summer but we need somewhere a bit warmer for the Winter months. Once you've been here and experienced what Monte has to offer, we are sure you would want to return, that has happened to many of our guests, - we have 3 families who visit every year. Although at Monte you are away from it all, just a couple of minutes in the car and you have all the amenities and shops you'll need. If you want even more peace head to the hills, or the beach if you prefer, it's up to you. Whatever your preferences, Casa Monte is the place to be. It's our home from home, but it can be yours for a couple of weeks, with it's consistently fine weather.”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
Tennis is really BIG in the Algarve with top rated clubs in Vilamoura, Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo. Visitors are made to feel very welcome but the courts do become busy during the Summer.
Flying lessons on microlight aircraft and on sea planes are available locally in the Algarve.
A good choice of beaches all lie within 20 minutes driving distance. The golden sandy beaches around Quinta do Lago, Vale do Lobo, Quarteira and Vilamoura are all easily accesible.
Faro airport is approximately 20 minutes away by car. There are flights in summer from all the regional airports. It is possible for the owner to obtain discounted tickets with British Airways from Gatwick and Heathrow to Faro, contact the owner direct for details
Due to the location of Casa Monte Santa Luzia, it is essential that guests hire a car, even though it is only 5 minutes from the supermarkets and shopping in Loule.
Casa Monte Santa Luzia is situated on the road between Loule (5 minutes by car) and Querenca (10 minutes by car). Loule is a bustling market town steeped in history and providing excellent shopping facilities and restaurants. The Villa is well situated for access to all the main roads including the motorway, therefore providing opportunities to explore further afield. Only 20 minutes from Faro & the beaches.
Guide books, maps and details of local restaurants etc., are available within the villa.
Loule has 4 major supermarkets together with many smaller shops in the central town area, several areas of Loule are paved as pedestrian precincts.
If you book Casa Monte, you will be greeted on arrival by one of our brilliant English Managers, Alison or Calvin who have been in the industry for more than 10 years and love to make our guests feel special. They are on hand 24/7, although they do have other guests to look after, and like to sleep too! They have known Casa Monte since it was first built and helped many a guest in the past!
With the help of an experienced maid, Casa Monte wouldn't be the same without them.
A letter from one of our returning guests to another client;
We have been lucky enough to stay at Andrew & Jane's villa four times now and we have booked again for this summer.With regards to the local area, yes you will need a car, however, just a short drive will get you to the local town of Loule. It has two large and comprehensive supermarkets on the edges of town and if you want to feel a little more local, in the town centre there is a fantastic market. At the market you can buy all of your fruit and veg plus a wonderful selection of seafood and pick up a couple of souvenirs too. Also within the town there are some smaller supermarkets so you would be well catered for without going to Faro.But if you wanted to, Forum Algarve in Faro has a great "hipermercado" called Jumbo which is conveniently located with free under ground parking and a good selection of designer shops and restaurants and a multi screen cinema.There are many good restaurants, Calypso in Loule is very good, we also like Luis Dos Frangos in Sao Bras, O Bote in Olhao, Carmo's in the tiny village of Quelfes and La Fragata in Vilamoura, although if you did go down to Vilamoura you would be very likely to be spoiled for choice as they do have everything, including McDonald's and Pizza Hut!
As for the villa, I can't praise it highly enough.......
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
15 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 21 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£500|
A £250 deposit is payable at time of booking.
The rental balance and £500 returnable damages deposit is due no later than six weeks prior to arrival.
A copy of our full Booking Conditions is available, and will be sent on request on initial enquiry.
Unfortunately, due to bad experiences in the past, we no longer offer the villa to parties under the age of 25.
We prefer to take bookings starting on a Saturday, but all requests for alternative days will be considered.
Change over day is usually Saturday but other days will be considered according to previous bookings. Arrival time is 4pm, departure 10am, but flexibility will always be offered if the situation permits with prior agreement of the cleaners and manager.
Notes on prices:
A £250 deposit is required to confirm all booked dates, with full rental payment 6 weeks before commencement of the holiday.
A £500 breakages deposit, paid with the full rental payment, by 'new' customers ONLY. Always returned within a week of leaving the villa,- we have NEVER not returned the whole of the deposit, it provides us with some security against a major accident.
All returning guests are offered a 10% discount on the weekly rentals with no Breakages deposit assuming previous stays were without incident.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“Casa Monte is NOT just a rental property, it is a 'home from home'. It stands on top of a 300 ft high hill offering panoramic views over Loule to the Atlantic Ocean. You will love the relaxation here, whether you have babies, toddlers, young children, teenagers, grandparents, or just by yourself.. We have catered for all ages, especially in the games room. We have a selection of toys/board games, table tennis, football table, snooker/pool, basketball net, darts, PS2 and they can also watch their own TV, whilst you watch TV separately in the lounge or kitchen. Monte has beautiful gardens, so whether it's just lying by the pool you want, or a stroll to get some shade in the lower garden, Monte has it all. Monte is fully alarmed and gated with lots of outside lighting. There's also a security safe. Comfortable furniture will help you enjoy your stay. Monte has a Rental License accredited by the Loule Tourist Office, and full insurance”
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Air Conditioning
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- Hair Dryer
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- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided ...
- Living Room ...
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- Telephone ...
- Towels Provided ...
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils ...
- Kitchen ...
- Pantry Items
- Refrigerator ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- Books ...
- DVD Player ...
- Table Football
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- Ping Pong Table
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Pool / Spa
- Heated Pool
- Private Pool ...
- Sauna ...
- children welcome ...
- non smoking only
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair accessible ...
- near the sea
- autumn foliage
- recreation centre
- water parks
- winery tours
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- golf pass optional
- bay fishing
- water tubing
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Luxury en-suite to Master Bed: Shower, twin sinks, bidet, wc. Bathroom serving Beds 2 & 3: Bath with overhead shower, twin sinks, bidet, wc. Bathroom serving Beds 4 & 5: Jaquzzi bath with overhead shower, sink, bidet & wc. 2 Shower rooms, sink, wc.
- 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Bedroom 5 - 1 Cot
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10/12 in 5 Bedrooms, + space in Games room. Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: Master Bedroom with Super King bed, dressing room & en-suite on first floor The cots are set up with special request. Bedroom 2,1 King bed, fitted robes Gnd Fl Bedroom 3,Twin beds, fitted robes Gnd Fl Bedroom 4,Twin beds, fitted robes 1st Fl Bedroom 5,Twin beds, fitted robes 1st Fl
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- Boat ...
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- Golf ...
- Garden ...
- Barbecue ...
- Tennis ...
- Our villa is set on top of a 200 m. high hill with panoramic views over Loule town to the Atlantic ocean. It is extremely well equipped for Adults, teenagers, babies & toddlers alike with two travel cots / proper mattresses (not thin ones supplied with the cot) a bed guard, 2 high chairs, plastic cutlery, plates, bibs, potty, child's toilet seat, baby changing mat & baby bath. There are 3 levels at Casa Monte.The Games Room is in the lower floor/basement, pool level. The first floor, accesses the lounge/diner, kitchen, king and one twin bedroom, bathroom and shower room. This area is contained with the use of 2 stair gates, if needed. The lounge/diner and kitchen all lead onto the patio/BBQ area which is enclosed with a lockable gate. All windows and doors are fitted with shutters and mosquito/fly screens. The villa is fully alarmed. Central heating/air conditioning is included. Pool heating is available for an additional charge at £25.00 per day, if needed, but not always necessary, especially in the warmer months, and when kept covered. Outside: The private, secluded, (heated on request), 10m x 5m pool is surrounded by large terraces and gardens with beautiful views out towards the surrounding countryside and even out to the Atlantic ocean. There is a heated outdoor shower by the pool and plenty of sunbeds and umbrella's for when the sun gets too hot! Pathways lead to extensive landscaped gardens that extend to approximately one acre. The BBQ area is off the kitchen on the first floor, here you'll find plenty of seating to enjoy those hot summer nights, looking out to the wonderful views, helped along with a cold glass of wine or two! In the lower garden there is a shady Boules / Petanque area, along with a set of balls in the games room. Utility Room: Refurbished March 2014. Sink & draining board, dishwasher, washing machine (powder provided), iron and ironing board, small fridge. There is also a round clothes dryer outside along with pegs. We also have 10 beach towels provided for our guests. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels & Linen provided. Beach towels provided. Please do not use bathroom towels outside. Beds and towels are changed weekly. Changeover day can be any day of the week, but this depends on prior bookings. Book early to ease your travel plans! Games Room: Pool/Snooker table, table tennis, table football, play station 2 plus games, sat TV, video, board games, electronic darts and a few toys for little ones. Sofa's to chill out on. Outdoor basketball. Shower room, WC & Laundry