- Sports & activity
- Swimming Pool
- Air Con
- Cot / Highchair
- DVD player
- Internet Access
- Linen provided
- Maid Service
- Washing Machine
- Beach within 30km
- Golf within 30km
- Horse Riding
A glorious three bedroom villa just half a mile from the historic town of Monchique in Portugal. With private pool, panoramic views of the coast, and within walking distance of several excellent restaurants, this is a perfect position for a Portuguese holiday villa. One of the Algarve’s best kept secrets!
The villa is set in private grounds and surrounded by an abundance of flowers and fruit trees. You can walk in the surrounding olive and cork oak forest, or sit back and enjoy the sounds of nature. Monchique town is a two minute drive from the villa and is oozing character - a pretty central square with street cafes, beautiful gardens, and narrow historic streets. All amenities are here too, with supermarkets, butchers, cafes, banks, petrol stations, chemists and gift shops. There are over 40 restaurants in and around Monchique, some of which are within walking distance of the villa. Monchique is famous for producing several unusual food products, Porco Preto- black pork, these are reared locally and fed acorns, smoked black pork sausage, honey, chestnuts, cherries, goats cheese, Javali-wild boar, and Medronho-firewater, distilled from the berries of the Arbutus tree. There is an amazing selection of wines and ports to enhance your dining experience.
Monchique is nestled in a valley between the only two mountains in the Algarve, Foia and Picota. From the villa there are many attractions within a short drive. The peaks and contour roads of Foia and Picota afford 360 degree panoramic views. For the more adventurous, take some of the side roads and visit deserted watermills or the ghost village of Barbelote with its stunning cascade. The mountains here are quite spectacular - ideal for the biker, hiker or just a casual stroll. The famous village of Caldas de Monchique with its health spa is only 10 minutes drive away. There are several golf courses, the nearest Morgado do Regengo just 15 minutes drive away, and the new Autodromo do Algarve, F1 designed race track, features various motor sport events and track days and if you are up to it, a stunning go kart track open to the public. The busier tourist areas of the south coast and the town of Portimao with shopping malls, night life, sardine restaurants, sandy beaches and marina is just 25 minutes away. Take a boat trip from Portimao or Lagos to watch the dolphins in their natural habitat. Portimao has now surpassed Faro to become the shopping mecca of the Algarve and is just 20 minutes drive from Monchique.
Detailed directions will be given on booking.
Several within walking distance
25 minutes drive
Entrance to the villa is through huge solid wood entrance doors which lead into a generously proportioned hall with an impressive suspended stone staircase. The ground floor is bright and airy, with stunning views from every room. The spacious lounge has comfortable couches, a large flat screen TV and a DVD player. There is Wifi broadband throughout. There’s a dining area with seating for eight, as well as music centre and second TV. Separated only by a granite breakfast bar the well equipped kitchen (complete with washing machine, dishwasher and all the mod cons) also has stunning views to the coast. Upstairs are two spacious master suites - one super king and one king, each ensuite, with bath and separate walk in shower. They each have Juliet balconies and a private sun terrace. The third bedroom is on the ground floor and is a twin ensuite - it also has a Juliet balcony overlooking the orange terraces. Each room is individually air conditioned.
The garden, swimming pool and BBQ area can be accessed easily from the hall or lounge. There is a large outside covered BBQ terrace where you can escape the sun, furnished with sofa, chairs, dining table and chairs with seating for 8 and a built-in BBQ and drinks fridge. The infinity pool is lit at night. The covered BBQ area and sun terrace are all facing the swimming pool and beyond to the hillsides and coast, a wonderful place to relax with a book, watch the local bird life or watch the cruise ships come into Portimao. There is secure parking for up to seven cars.There is a separate entrance and parking for the employees who maintain the property so you will not be disturbed. Our terraces produce oranges, tangerines, lemons, plums, peaches, figs, sharon fruit, grapes, olives, of which our guests are welcome to eat.
Conditions of Rental
All our rates are per week, in British Pounds and are inclusive of IVA (VAT) tax. Secure payment can be made in any major currency. We accept Transferwise Visa and Mastercard credit or debit card, Bank Transfer. Prices are for the whole villa which sleeps six (not per person) and includes maid service, linen, towels, beach/pool towels, all utilities, internet, vouchers for guest status at Caldas Health Spa. Two cots, linen and a high chair are available at no charge. Saturday changeover day - check in from 4pm, check out from 10am. Maid service 2 times per week, Saturdays and mid week.
If you enjoy birdwatching, then Monchique is perfect as it is directly on one of the major migratory routes. Villa Vida Nova has a large garden and is elevated with a variety of natural habitats within binocular and scope range, ideal as your base. Within an hours drive from here in every direction you will find very different topography, estuaries, lakes, tidal rivers, mountains, cliffs, plains, beaches and diverse farmland. Each attracting species that are suited to that type of terrain. There is plenty of wildlife in the mountains of Monchique including deer, wild boar, egyptian mongoose and lynx.