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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 Suites sleeping 6, Walking distance to restaurants, Airco, Wifi, Views & Views

Villa Vida Nova, Monchique, Algarve, Portugal.

This luxuriously appointed villa is ideal for your ultimate vacation experience. No expense has been spared in furnishing, equipping and maintaining the villa to exacting high standards, the villa achieves a 95% occupancy rate every year which attests to the care and attention that the owners provide to their guests.

The villa which is exclusive and completely private in its own walled and secure grounds sleeps 6 (and 2 cots for children under 3 years) in 3 suites, King, Queen and Twin. All suites have Juliet balconies and the King and Queen boast private sun terraces also. All Principle rooms face south and have spectacular views of the coast. The gourmet kitchen has every appliance and utensil that you would need for your culinary skills and the formal dining room has seating for 8. If you prefer al-fresco then the outside shaded eating area has seating for 8. There is a bbq and outside fridge for those who prefer to toss a steak on the coals. One of the main features of the villa is the infinity pool which affords the same awesome views of the coast whilst swimming. There is simply too much to list, Air-conditioned throughout, 4 TV's, Heating throughout, Wifi, Parking for 7 cars, separate entrance for staff, Natural spring with cave and fish, an abundance of fruit trees, walking distance to restaurants and town, read on!

New! All Villa Vida Nova guests receive 'Exclusive Guest Status' at the famous Health Spa at the Hotel Termal de Caldas de Monchique for the entire duration of your stay at the Villa!

Serra de Monchique 'The Garden of the Algarve' Utopia, Well Almost!

The Algarve with its famous pristine beaches and micro climate offers the best year round holiday opportunities for the discerning holidaymaker. Quaint fishing ports and historic cities and villages compete for the tourists attention. Secure family beaches and the west coasts wild surfing beaches offer a broad variety of scenery and seaside activities.

Over 300 sunny days every year make the Algarve, Europes favourite holiday destination. The Serra De Monchique is the Algarve's best kept secret, founded by the Romans which provides a historic backdrop and its natural spring waters are said to rejuvenate and even lengthen our days!

Talking about Romans, it was the Romans that built the stone terraces in Villa Vida Nova's gardens. They were built to retain the excellent soil for growing vegetables and fruit to feed the Centurians and troops, these days the terraces are still there but it's not the Romans getting fat on all that fruit..................

Villa Vida Nova is available on a weekly basis, Saturday being the Check in/out days.

The Picturesque Town of Monchique

The delightful town of Monchique, which is only 2 minutes drive from the villa, has a pretty central square with street cafes in which to while away the time and people watch. There are beautiful gardens to admire and narrow historic streets to explore. By the way, parking is free everywhere in Monchique including the underground car park! There are several supermarkets for you to stock up on supplies, 3 butchers, numerous cafés and a tea room serving delicious home made food, two banks with cash points, two petrol stations, 2 chemists, wine shop, gift shops and newsagents selling foreign papers. Recently opened is the new Intermarche supermarket mall, with a selection of shops, plenty of parking and ideal to stock up your holiday provisions.

Superb Dining for all Tastes and Budgets

There are many excellent yet inexpensive local restaurants, some of the best are within walking distance of the villa. You will be tempted by the delicious regional fare, chicken piri-piri, black Iberian pork, wild boar with plums, lamb casserole, chicken with cherries, pork and prawn cataplana, stuffed squid, grilled fish, local cured ham and smoked sausage, honey and marzipan sweets just to name a few, all are locally produced. There is an amazing sellection of wines and ports to enhance your dining experience, don't forget to try the local firewater Medronho, and for the ladies, Melosa, served from a glass slipper! (You have to search for the slipper!)

The Serra da Monchique

Monchique is nestled in a valley between the only two mountains in the Algarve, Foia and Picota. The Romans who established Monchique , as mentioned above they built, with precision granite terraces all over the Serra de Monchique, you will see them everywhere. Villa Vida Nova nestles in 'Corga das Ervilhas' - Terraces of Peas! Corga is an ancient word not used these days and means 'Terraces'. Our terraces still produce, oranges, tangerines, lemons, plums, peaches, figs, sharon fruit, grapes, olives, cherries of which our guests are welcome to eat. We have also found, various stone hand tools, a bone needle, a bronze spur, a bronze buckle and slate buttons.

There are level walks, steep walks, walks to the top of Foia and walks to the cafes in town. Bird watching is very popular as we are on a major migratory route. Cork oak forests abound and offer welcome shade from the hot summer sun, and after all that exercise kick off your shoes and cool off in the infinity pool. Wind down with a glass of local wine or ice cold beer or test your culinary skills on the BBQ.

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, don't forget your camera! 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 and not to be missed ideal for the biker, hiker or just a casual stroll.

Local Spas and Wellness Centre.

The famous village of Caldas de Monchique with its health spa and wellness center is only 10 minutes drive away here you can take in the famous Monchique spring waters and enjoy being pampered in the health salons at either Hotel Termas de Monchique or Longevity Wellness Centre. In summer in the evening, you can listen to local live music whilst dining in the Caldas de Monchique square at Restaurant 1692.

A Short Drive Away.

There are several golf courses, the nearest just 15 minutes drive away, and the new Autodromo do Algarve, F1 designed race track, features various motorsport 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.

Shopping in Nearby Portimao.

Portimao has now surpassed Faro to become the shopping mecca of the Algarve and is just 20 minutes drive from Monchique. Boasting the largest shopping mall on the Algarve, Aqua Portimao is situated just 20 minutes drive from Monchique, on three floors with 117 shops, restaurants and a hypermarket, again parking is free. There is an excellent choice including many big names such as Primark, H & M, Zara, Foot Locker, Mango, Massimo Dutti and much more. It is open daily from 0900 to 2400. There are also numerous other supermarkets in Portimao such as Lidl and Aldi plus Aqua Portimao a retail centre with C & A, Sport Zone, Guimaraes shoes and Casa homeware.

One of the finest holiday rental homes in Portugal designed for ultimate Algarve holidays.
Private location with stunning views of the coast and the lights of Portimao and Alvor at night.
Ideal climate for Spring, Summer and Autumn Villa Holidays.
Great for Snowbirds and winter escapees.
Free Unlimited Broadband WiFi.
Infinity swimming pool and gourmet BBQ area.
Ideal for walking, biking, birding, wildlife, climbing holidays, or just simple a great place to unwind and relax.
Although this villa is self catering you are less than 5 Minutes drive to 10 restaurants and 10 minutes walk to 3 restaurants!
Just 10 minutes from Caldas de Monchique and spas, the famous Hotel Termas de Monchique with Spa facilities open to Villa Vida Nova clients with exclusive guest status!
10 minutes to Longevity Wellness Centre.
20 minutes to nearest Golf and 40 minutes to the famous courses at Villamoura, Quinta de Lago and Vale de Lobo.
20 Minutes to the Autodromo Race track and Karting track.
Only 40 minutes drive to the delightful and historic town of Lagos.
Ideally situated for a choice of both South Coast and pristine West Coast Beaches.
This Private Villa is just 1 hour from Faro and the airport making it ideal for your holiday in Algarve and your number 1 choice for villa rentals Algarve.

Notes
Views include coast, mountains and forests. There is an outside lounge area under cover with al fresco dining for eight, BBQ and drinks fridge. Sun loungers and umbrellas around the pool. There are Fruit trees in the garden including Oranges, Tangerines, Plums, Cherries, Peaches, Lemons, Sharron Fruit , Figs, and Olives to which Guests can help themselves. 4 Televisions and 2 satelite decoders giving English TV channels. Free Broadband Wifi Internet.

Manager

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 330 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 Years...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking outside only please...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • King Suite: 1 king, 1 baby crib

    With Juliet Balcony and a Large Private Sun Terrace ...moreless

  • Queen Suite: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

    Has a Juliet Balcony and a Private Sun Terrace...moreless

  • Twin Suite: 2 twin/ single

    Has a Juliet Balcony...moreless

  • Both King and Queen suites have views to the coast, TV, Air conditioning, Heating, Hairdryers and full Bathroom with Tub and separate walk in shower. The ground floor twin suite has a Juliette Balcony with mountain views and Hairdryer....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    In addition to views of the coast the villa enjoys gorgeous views of the Picota peak, the second highest peak in the Serra da Monchique...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    The villa has awesome views of the south coast from all the principle rooms and the gardens....moreless

  • Village:

    The villa is within 1.5kms of the historic town of Monchique where you can find plenty of shops, restaurants and cafes to enjoy....moreless

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    There is also a Recliner here, TV, CD stereo...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    All rooms have airco...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Garage:

    Garage is private and for owners use only....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room:

    Sofas for 6, Flat screen TV and DVD...moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking on site for 7 cars...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Beach towels also provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Place settings for 8 inside dining and 8 outside dining. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher

Outside

  • Balcony:

    5 Juliet Balconie and 2 Private Sun Terraces off the rooms in addition to sun terraces around the pool....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    There is a covered terrace with outdoor soft furnishing, dining for 8 and 6 sun loungers...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lush gardens every where with a variety of fruit trees. There is a natural spring with fish, newts and frogs....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal BBQ and Drinks fridge...moreless

Pool / Spa

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Week 13
Mar 25 - Mar 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$744
Week 14
Apr 1 - Apr 7, 2017
7 night min stay

$841
Week 15
Apr 8 - Apr 14, 2017
7 night min stay

$841
Week 16
Apr 15 - Apr 21, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,006
Week 17
Apr 22 - Apr 28, 2017
7 night min stay

$968
Wk 18
Apr 29 - May 5, 2017
7 night min stay

$968

Changeover Day: Saturday

Week 19
May 6 - May 12, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,140

Changeover Day: Saturday

Week 20
May 13 - May 19, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,327

Changeover Day: Saturday

Week 21
May 20 - May 26, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,454

Changeover Day: Saturday

Week 22
May 27 - Jun 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,604

Changeover Day: Saturday

Week 23
Jun 3 - Jun 9, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,736

Changeover Day: Saturday

Week 25
Jun 17 - Jun 23, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,240

Changeover Day: Saturday

Week 26
Jun 24 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,460

Changeover Day: Saturday

Week 28
Jul 8 - Jul 14, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,953

Changeover Day: Saturday

Week 29
Jul 15 - Jul 21, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,118

Changeover Day: Saturday

Week 30
Jul 22 - Jul 28, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,282

Changeover Day: Saturday

Week 31
Jul 29 - Aug 4, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,436

Changeover Day: Saturday

Week 32
Aug 5 - Aug 11, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,436

Changeover Day: Saturday

Week 33
Aug 12 - Aug 18, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,436

Changeover Day: Saturday

Week 34
Aug 19 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,436

Changeover Day: Saturday

Week 35
Aug 26 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,950

Changeover Day: Saturday

Week 40
Sep 30 - Oct 6, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,555

Changeover Day: Saturday

Week 41
Oct 7 - Oct 13, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,417

Changeover Day: Saturday

Week 42
Oct 14 - Oct 20, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,342

Changeover Day: Saturday

Week 43
Oct 21 - Oct 27, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,061

Changeover Day: Saturday

Week 44
Oct 28 - Nov 3, 2017
7 night min stay

$879

Changeover Day: Saturday

Weeks 45,46,47,48
Nov 4 - Dec 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$879
Winter let rate
Dec 9 - Mar 16, 2018
7 night min stay

$116
2018 rates not yet posted
Mar 17 - Mar 15, 2019
7 night min stay

$7
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1

Changeover Day: Saturday


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $336.51

Notes:

We do not accept bookings for 6 adults that are of same gender, 3 couples yes, but not Hen or Stag parties that is 6 male or 6 female adults. Nor do we allow pets. We are sorry for the inconvenience.


Manager's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Location

85 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Faro
300 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Several bars
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Morgado do Regengo
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Portimao
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
A22
300 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
O Luar da Foia
300 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Serra da Estrella
30 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Both South and West Coast Beaches approx

Car: Recommended

The Algarve with its famous pristine beaches and micro climate offers the best year round holiday opportunities for the discerning holidaymaker. Quaint fishing ports and historic cities and villages compete for the tourists attention. Secure family beaches and the west coasts wild surfing beaches offer a broad variety of scenery and seaside activities.

Over 300 sunny days every year make the Algarve, Europes favourite holiday destination. The Serra De Monchique is the Algarve's best kept secret, founded by the Romans which provides a historic backdrop and its natural spring waters are said to rejuvenate and even lengthen our days!

Talking about Romans, it was the Romans that built the stone terraces in Villa Vida Nova's gardens. They were built to retain the excellent soil for growing vegetables and fruit to feed the Centurians and troops, these days the terraces are still there but it's not the Romans getting fat on all that fruit..................

The Picturesque Town of Monchique

The delightful town of Monchique, which is only 2 minutes drive from the villa, has a pretty central square with street cafes in which to while away the time and people watch. There are beautiful gardens to admire and narrow historic streets to explore. By the way, parking is free everywhere in Monchique including the underground car park! There are several supermarkets for you to stock up on supplies, 3 butchers, numerous cafés and a tea room serving delicious home made food, two banks with cash points, two petrol stations, 2 chemists, wine shop, gift shops and newsagents selling foreign papers. Recently opened is the new Intermarche supermarket mall, with a selection of shops, plenty of parking and ideal to stock up your holiday provisions.

Superb Dining for all Tastes and Budgets

There are many excellent yet inexpensive local restaurants, some of the best are within walking distance of the villa. You will be tempted by the delicious regional fare, chicken piri-piri, black Iberian pork, wild boar with plums, lamb casserole, chicken with cherries, pork and prawn cataplana, stuffed squid, grilled fish, local cured ham and smoked sausage, honey and marzipan sweets just to name a few, all are locally produced. There is an amazing sellection of wines and ports to enhance your dining experience, don't forget to try the local firewater Medronho, and for the ladies, Melosa, served from a glass slipper! (You have to search for the slipper!)

The Serra da Monchique

Monchique is nestled in a valley between the only two mountains in the Algarve, Foia and Picota. The Romans who established Monchique , as mentioned above they built, with precision granite terraces all over the Serra de Monchique, you will see them everywhere. Villa Vida Nova nestles in 'Corga das Ervilhas' - Terraces of Peas! Corga is an ancient word not used these days and means 'Terraces'. Our terraces still produce, oranges, tangerines, lemons, plums, peaches, figs, sharon fruit, grapes, olives, cherries of which our guests are welcome to eat. We have also found, various stone hand tools, a bone needle, a bronze spur, a bronze buckle and slate buttons.

There are level walks, steep walks, walks to the top of Foia and walks to the cafes in town. Bird watching is very popular as we are on a major migratory route. Cork oak forests abound and offer welcome shade from the hot summer sun, and after all that exercise kick off your shoes and cool off in the infinity pool. Wind down with a glass of local wine or ice cold beer or test your culinary skills on the BBQ.

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, don't forget your camera! 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 and not to be missed ideal for the biker, hiker or just a casual stroll.

Local Spas and Wellness Centre.

The famous village of Caldas de Monchique with its health spa and wellness center is only 10 minutes drive away here you can take in the famous Monchique spring waters and enjoy being pampered in the health salons at either Hotel Termas de Monchique or Longevity Wellness Centre. In summer in the evening, you can listen to local live music whilst dining in the Caldas de Monchique square at Restaurant 1692.

A Short Drive Away.

There are several golf courses, the nearest just 15 minutes drive away, and the new Autodromo do Algarve, F1 designed race track, features various motorsport 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.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2007

About: Originally I am from the UK and my wife from Canada. We have lived in the UK, Africa and Portugal for many years but now live in BC Canada and spend our winters at the villa in Portugal, best of both worlds!

Why Monchique, Faro, Portugal:
We were in the business of building villas for expats and so we chose to build this one using our years of experience and putting our dreams into action. We chose this location because of the spectacular views and that the area is unspoiled by tourism, yet we are just a short drive to the best beaches, golf courses, shopping, airport and some of the best scenery in Portugal.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
The Villa is tucked into the Hillside with a Cork Oak forest behind which affords us privacy and shelter from cooler North winds in the winter months. We have Oranges, Peaches, Figs, Lemons, Grape Vines and even a Banana tree. We have never seen frost in this area so its ideal for both summer and winter holidays.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

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Photos

  • Relax, swim and take in the Wondefull Views

    Relax, swim and take in the Wondefull Views

  • Villa, Garage, Pool and Covered BBQ Terrace

    Villa, Garage, Pool and Covered BBQ Terrace

  • Cool shady place to relax

    Cool shady place to relax

  • Formal dining for 8

    Formal dining for 8

  • Enjoy conversation in our comfortable lounge

    Enjoy conversation in our comfortable lounge

  • Queen Suite with Juliette Balcony and Private sun Terrace

    Queen Suite with Juliette Balcony and Private sun Terrace

  • One of the en-suite bath and shower rooms

    One of the en-suite bath and shower rooms

  • mmm fill this wine rack befor you leave please ;-)

    mmm fill this wine rack befor you leave please ;-)

  • View of the infinity pool from the master queen suite

    View of the infinity pool from the master queen suite

  • Some of the many hand painted tiles you will find on the property

    Some of the many hand painted tiles you will find on the property

  • Enjoy this view from almost evey window

    Enjoy this view from almost evey window

  • Fish in our natural spring and grotto

    Fish in our natural spring and grotto

  • Relax and enjoy awesome  coastal views from our infinity pool!

    Relax and enjoy awesome coastal views from our infinity pool!

  • Outside dining area, BBQ and drinks fridge

    Outside dining area, BBQ and drinks fridge

  • Arial View of Villa Vida Nova and it's grounds

    Arial View of Villa Vida Nova and it's grounds

  • Delightful lounge

    Delightful lounge

  • Master King Suite with Juliette Balcony and private Sun Terrace

    Master King Suite with Juliette Balcony and private Sun Terrace

  • Twin suite with Juliette Balcony

    Twin suite with Juliette Balcony

  • Gourmet Kitchen

    Gourmet Kitchen

  • Have a pre dinner drink on your own private sun terrace

    Have a pre dinner drink on your own private sun terrace

  • Breakfast outside every day

    Breakfast outside every day

  • Sun rise and view from the North East

    Sun rise and view from the North East

  • Secure parking for seven cars

    Secure parking for seven cars

  • Front door, granite stairs to car parking and grotto

    Front door, granite stairs to car parking and grotto

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, March 26, 2017

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