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Andrew & Jane Fawkes
- english, french
About Andrew & Jane Fawkes
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 also fully serviced and 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
Andrew & Jane Fawkes purchased this Villa in 2014
Why Andrew & Jane Fawkes chose Loulé
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 almost 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.
What makes this Villa unique
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
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
This is a stunning villa which has a wonderful view. It is very well equipped with everything you could possibly need. We were a party of 10 of 3 generations - the youngest being 18 months and it was ideal for all of us. The gardens were well maintained and the pool a wonderful temperature. The games room was well equipped and well used by the boys both young and old!
Best Holiday Ever
If anything, the photos don't do this Villa justice! It was so beautiful and tranquil, you couldn't help but relax! We were a group of twelve including a toddler, a five year old and five teenagers and there was plenty of room for everyone! And WiFi everywhere! We spent a lot time in the villa as the pool and facilities were fantastic and there was plenty of seating for large family meals!! The Villa was also conveniently located for day trips to the Water Parks, Beaches and Boat Trips! The only regret is that we did book a longer stay! This Villa is good for your health & soul! Casa Monte, we will return!!
Smith & Burke Clan
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.
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
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.
Dear Rob & Shirley,
Thank you for your review.
Our villa manager told me you are a very kind and considerate family, so the review is not unexpected, but it is so nice for us to read such comments.
All returning guests receive a 10% discount and we remove the £500 breakages deposit.
We hope to see you next year,
Andrew & Jane
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 :)
What a brilliant review.
We could not have asked for a more succinct response. It was very kind of you to take the time to write such a considerate and beneficial review.
Thank you once again, - we look forward to hearing from you again.
Andrew & Jane
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.......