3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, free WIFI, gorgeous garden & orchard
- english, french, german, spanish, italian, Greek
I am Scottish lady who was born with the travel bug and has still not been cured. I travelled the world looking for a place to call home and I couldn't believe my luck when I discovered this gem....I walked through the electric gates and fell in love with the bright bougainvilllea and gorgeous garden and so will you!
Jean purchased this Villa in 2013
Why Jean chose São Brás de Alportel
Monte Maria II has a magical atmosphere. There is always something new to admire in the garden or fresh fruit to pick in the orchard. Holidays here are all about relaxing by the pool and having freshly squeezed grape juice for lunch or pears for breakfast.
What makes this Villa unique
The property is very private but not isolated. As all the properties in this area are relatively big, there are neighbours but you hardly see them. Just across the road is a little Portuguese bar with the best coffee in the Algarve hinterland for just 60 euro cents a shot. There is also a traditional country restaurant 3 min away with 'Steak on the Stone' speciality. My neighbours are fantastically friendly and most speak some Engllish although I am desperately trying to learn Portuguese!!
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Beautiful & relaxing home from home
Excellent - villa was immaculate, location was stunning.
From the moment we stepped through the door, we found the villa to be perfect.
Spacious, in beautiful grounds.
With the sun shining, you had a choice of sun lounger, hammock or a quick dip in the pool.
The location is quiet, but you can easily find shops, cafe’s and bars. All low key and full of locals.
Jean is an excellent owner, and will go the extra mile to make your stay perfect, and Nuno, who owns the bar across the road is always on hand to answer any questions.
The villa is a Portuguese gem!
Thank you! It was a pleasure to have you!
Great mini break
Your villa was awesome Jean! It was as beautiful or more than the photographs in the website. The pool was so much fun we could not bear to be away from it. The WiFi was very strong and the kids were happy. Your suggested restaurants were very good and well priced! Would definetly recommend If anyone after relaxing family time ❤️
Thank you so much Tania for your kind words which are much appreciated! It was a pleasure to have you and thank you for leaving everything so neat and tidy on your departure.
Set in a lovely location the property with swimming pool is very nice and comfortable.
Jean was very welcoming when we arrived at the property and took time to show us around. It’s set in a lovely quiet location with beautiful nearby towns such as Sao Bras and Loule. It’s not far from Faro, Tavira, island beaches and other lovely locations. We really enjoyed relaxing by the swimming pool as well as visiting nearby locations. There are also a good selection of restaurants close by to the villa. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend and visit again.
Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure to have you and you and your family are always welcome.
Lovely villa, nice pool in quiet location. Great value food in vicinity. Relaxing stay.
Villa in lovely grounds with nice pool. Great outdoor space. Beds a little hard for our liking. Gas BBQ would be handier but found great value food in nearby town so just ate out.
Owner helpful and although onsite was unobtrusive. Relaxing enjoyable stay had by all
Thank you for taking the time to write a commentary. It was lovely to meet you and I hope the forgotten necklaces have now arrived.
Just as described by owner
Very central for exploring algarve inland and coastal areas. Excellent communication with owner. House very clean. Extensive grounds and great well maintained pool.
Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure to have you!
Exactly what we were looking for. Excellent location. . Very pleasant and clean.
Because our flights from Canada were delayed by five hours we arrived after darkness at Sao Braz; Jean, the pleasant owner was waiting for us and had prepared a light meal. Next morning, we explore the property and surroundings under a bright sun and were more than satisfied with what we discovered. The villa was very clean and well appointed. Everything we needed for our daily requirements was within a radius of ten kilometers. The property is large, varied and provides a peaceful environment. If we wanted to be more active there were larger towns and ports within short driving distances. In general, food (groceries, restaurant) is somewhat less expensive than in Canada. WiFi worked very well and we had good connectivity for our iPhone. All in all, an excellent stay and we hope to repeat the experience next winter. Jennifer & Jacques
Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure to meet you!
My villa is in the lovely rural village of Mesquita Alta but is only 2 km from Sao Bras de Alportel. My property is large and is situated in the midst of beautiful countryside. Its size makes it totally private and not overlooked by any other property. Its ideal for those wishing to holiday in nature but not lose out on luxury. However, just across the road is a little Portuguese bar where you can meet the locals for the best coffee in town - 60 euro cents a cup! Then 3 mins away is a lovely country restaurant where you're sure to love 'Steak on a Stone' their speciality..That is if you can tear yourself away from dining beside the floodlit pool in the evening under the stars of the Algarve.......
My villa is great for discovering the unspoilt Algarve hinterland. Go shopping at the Loule Saturday market which is only 11 km away or about 15 minutes. The loveliest coastal town on the Algarve - Tavira - is just 20 minutes in the other direction and another 10 minutes from here is Manta Rota beach with its fishing boats and amazing wildlife. Take to the hills and visit Alte and its lovely church - 40 minutes.
Sao.Bras de Alportel is a 20 minute walk from the villa or 5 min by car and you will love its old historical centre and Costume Musuem where they sometimes have Fado evenings or Jazz Sundays. S. Bras has some lovely dinky little shops and cafes and a smaller Saturday market. See it in May / June when the Jacaranda trees are in full bloom and you will never leave - like me!!