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Fabulous Villa with Awesome Coastal Views, Infinity Pool, Luxuriously Appointed

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 3,552 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

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.

More Details
Registration Number : AL 16027-8587/2014

Property Manager
Nigel Stringer
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2017

About Nigel Stringer

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!

Nigel Stringer purchased this villa in 2007

Why Nigel Stringer chose Monchique

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.

What makes this villa unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Wonderful!

Great holiday. We had 2 weeks at Villa Vida Nova. The villa had everything we needed - a fantastic location, plenty of space, tranquility, and hot sunshine. The villa was very well equipped, including everything you could need in the kitchen for cooking. It was very clean, and included a complete clean at the end of our first week and towel and bed change mid week.

We are a family of 4 with 2 teenagers, so 3 bedrooms was perfect. We rented a car at Faro and used it a lot to visit beaches - mainly west coast quieter beaches. Amoreira was great as it had both a river and beach with waves. Arrifana was our learning-to-surf and belly-boarding beach.

We had a number of lazy days at the villa in the pool, and many barbecues.

Although we speak a reasonable amount of Portuguese, we rarely needed it as most places that cater to tourists speak English.

We are keen cyclists and rented bikes twice from Musette.bike - great service and they provide a range of bikes. There were loads of cyclists going up the hill to Foia, but unfortunately we didn't manage this as we couldn't transport bikes on the car and it would have been too long a day in the heat to drive to the hire location then cycle up and down. They do deliver bikes for 3+day rentals, but we didn't need that long.

As well as the restaurant at the top of the drive, we enjoyed A Tasca just above the harbour in Sagres. Our second visit didn't work out though as when we arrived for Wednesday lunch we found that was their closed day!

Only thing we would have done different if we had our time over is to be careful over choosing inside or outside dining - some nights it was really hot in the evenings and you could eat outside. Other nights there was a chilly wind and so we ate inside at the villa - we didn't think about this when we booked a table on the terrace at O Luar de Foia!

Can definitely recommend - everything was great and Nigel was very helpful with advice etc., as well as providing a brilliant holiday location.
Aug 2017
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Amenities

Monchique Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3552 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Guest Cloakroom - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King Suite - 1 king , 1 baby crib , With Juliet Balcony and a Large Private Sun Terrace
    Queen Suite - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Has a Juliet Balcony and a Private Sun Terrace
    Twin Suite - 2 twin/ single , Has a Juliet Balcony
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

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average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
Chester UK
5

Can't wait to return.

  • 5 of 5

Can't wait to return to this superb holiday location. This is still the "Real" Portugal, everything is authentic and honest and the local people lovely. We ate out most days because the restaurants are excellent value for money and the variety of food is simply amazing. We did fish and meat on the BBQ a couple of days, bought at the local supermarket which has a good variety, the BBQ works great, wish I had one as good at home.

The villa is very well maintained and clean, you would not think anyone had stayed previously. Nigel the owner answered dozens of questions quickly and efficiently. Excellent value for money, we have paid a lot more for a lot less, believe me. I would recommend this to anyone wanting high end but at a very reasonable price. We are planning to return for 3 weeks in November.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Simply the best villa we have ever rented

  • 5 of 5

We were six adults and all agree that this was the best holiday villa we have ever stayed in. The owner and staff have done a terrific job in providing everything we would have hoped for. The furnishings, beds, linen, is first class. The maid is delightful and every thing is so well cleaned we wish we could take her home. The pool and outside eating area is stunning and the views are amazing. The town of Monchique is lovely with so many restaurants we were spoiled for choice. We will be back for sure.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Just an Amazing Villa!

  • 5 of 5

The villa is just amazing the description and photos do not do it justice. It is 5 star luxury and we have never stayed in a villa of this quality before. We have paid the same and more but got the typical mediocre holiday let stuff. The owners have made this paradise. We used the pool and bbq everyday, so well equipped, Wifi was great and free.

We found easy drives to either coast and the local restaurants are just so cheap but gourmet food. Excellent. I would recommend this to anyone wanting a perfect holiday.

Oh Thank you for the complimentary wine Nigel!

See you soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dorset
5

Superb Villa with amazing views, perfect in every way.

  • 5 of 5

We have had rental villas in Portugal before, last year we tried a villa for rent on the coast and decided that the coastal area was not for us. Then we found Villa Vida Nova when searching the internet and it seemed to be the perfect villa so we booked. Best choice ever. The website does not do it justice. Everything about this villa is top class, the furniture is excellent quality not what you usually find in rentals in Portugal or anywhere for that matter. We enjoyed the outdoors just as much with lots of seating and sun loungers with plenty of shady spots, we had BBQ most nights and sometimes walked up to the restaurant up the hill.So cheap and excellent food. The location is ideal for exploring and the town is a delight and quirky. We will be back next year with friends. The maid was a delight too, very efficient.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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London UK
5

The Best Villa We Have Ever Stayed In!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many villas over the years in Portugal and in other parts of Europe. This has been the best by far. We were two families, 4 adults and two children and a baby, we arrived late and it was dark, yet we found the key code, thanks for the torch, nice touch! We were greeted by complimentary wine which went down well after such a long journey and settled down to a restful nights sleep. We knew the views were going to be good for what we saw on the web, and we could see the twinkling lights that night but then in the morning, wow, the views blew us away!

The girls went and did some food shopping and came back with fresh fish, wine, etc, Jim and I got the BBQ lit and we had a great lunch and chilled out in the pool. We stayed at the villa most days but went out most nights to eat in some excellent restaurants just up the road.

The villa was so clean and well equipped it seemed as though it had just been opened, but I think its being going four years or more. Everything about this villa is tops and no short cuts, the maid was very friendly and efficient.

We were sad to leave but have booked for two weeks next year.

Hats off to Nigel who handled our booking and many questions that we had, stay here and you won't be disappointed. We broke an umbrella and two wine glasses and expected to pay for them from our deposit, but not so, our deposit was refunded in full. Thanks again Nigel.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
85 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Several bars
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Morgado do Regengo
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Portimao
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
A22
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
O Luar da Foia
Nearest Ski
300 Kilometres
Serra da Estrella
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
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.

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $352.28

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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund