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Large villa in 3 acres, fantastic views, own secluded pool, peaceful

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 2,260 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Beds, 3 baths, sleeps 6, stunning country location yet close to activities

Large, comfortable villa with private pool and fantastic panoramic views to the coast. Sitting in beautiful unspoilt countryside, with crops of citrus fruits, avocado, mangoes and olives, the area is peaceful and secluded, but not isolated with other villas within close walking distance. The villa is set in the middle of land, on a hillside, with uninterrupted views to the coastline stretching from Portimao to Albufeira. This is the perfect place for a wonderful holiday away from all the crowds, yet within a short driving distance of beaches, water parks and high quality golf courses. The villa is roomy and cool in summer with ceiling fans in all rooms and mosquito closings on all doors and windows. Patio doors open from the lounge and dining room to a large shaded terrace; ideal for 'al fresco' dining on freshly cooked food from the static barbeque, or sitting enjoying a good book. The pool is secluded and wonderful for a cool dip or just relaxing on the loungers drinking in the view.

The villa has three bedrooms, with two on the ground floor and the large master bedroom is upstairs with its own bathroom and private terrace.

A truly relaxing holiday: This is the place to take a real breather away from the hectic everyday lifestyle. You will love the pool, the fresh air and the freedom of having so much space to call your own. If you want to taste the bustle of the water parks or beaches then they are within close distance. If you are a family or a group of friends, you will quickly become enamoured by the tranquil, relaxing atmosphere and you can enjoy exploring the surrounding areas as much or as little as you like. There is plenty to see if you wish, but you don't need an excuse to just take it easy. ( For the very energetic a trip to Lisbon could be on the cards - just two and half hours away). Whatever your choice you will find that our spacious airy villa will give plenty of room for everyone.

For those who want to keep in touch with home there is satellite television with a wide range of English programmes and free wifi can keep you up to date with your e-mail. Or relax by the pool in total privacy and let the rest of the world go by.

Enjoy the real Portugal: There is another Portugal away from the busy coastal resorts. This has a slower pace of life with friendly local people living a life they have lived for generations before them. They may be the farmers growing the oranges, or the nomadic shepherds with their goats, or even the gypsies we often see with their handsome horses driving on the roads. Visiting the local travelling monthly market could give you a chance to see them all. And then of course there is the food and the wine! Wonderful fresh fish - you know about Sardines, but try Dourado you'll love it and the wine is really good at a price you will find amazingly cheap. Come and enjoy!

More Details
Registration Number : 10422/AL

Owner
Iris
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

Amenities

Silves Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2260 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , en-suite
  • The ensuite bathroom from the master bedroom is particularly large and has double sinks as well as toilet, bidet, bath with overhead shower and a separate shower enclosure. The other two bathrooms are on the ground floor, next to the other bedrooms. One is a full bathroom with overhead shower and the other has a shower enclosure.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The master bedroom is up a marble staircase from the hallway and is very spacious. It has a large en-suite bathroom and patio doors leading to a small private terrace. From here there are amazing views across the countryside to the coast and on a clear day ships can be seen on the ocean. The terrace is ideal as a quiet 'get away' space, or for a little private sun bathing. The other bedrooms are on the ground floor, so the two areas are quite private. They face north, so stay cool in the summer. There is a full bathroom and in addition there is a shower room to cater for these ground floor bedrooms. All the bedrooms have fully fitted wardrobes with custom made wooden doors, ceiling fans and mosquito closings on doors and windows.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

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Large villa in 3 acres, fantastic views, own secluded pool, peaceful
average rating of 4.869565 based on 23 reviews
4

Home from home

  • 4 of 5

Had a great holiday in this lovely villa. It has everything you could possibly need, we've never stayed in a home that has so much 'stuff' in the kitchen drawers and cupboards! Beds and furniture are really comfy but we didn't spend too much time indoors as the pool and garden are fantastic. The view and location are perfect and it's easy to get into Silves for supplies. We did a bit of walking and touring from the area and would recommend this property. The only thing that we could have a little moan about would be the TV... we like to watch an hour before going to bed but couldn't get more than 15/20 minutes before a picture freeze which was very frustrating. We also booked an extra suitcase on our flight because the information received said there were no pool/beach towels and we needed more space to pack these, however on arrival there were more than enough pool towels in the property so the information pack requires updating!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A wonderful relaxing home from home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful peaceful location. Just what we needed. Lovely homely feel to the property - really good layout. Pool just a joy! Excellent support from both ladies.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely spacious villa with amazing view and gorgeous pool

  • 5 of 5

Monte Nora gave us two weeks of escapism, space, expansive views all the way to the coast, and a gorgeous pool.

The villa is a short drive from the historic town of Silves, and we were lucky to enjoy the annual medieval festival with amazing street food, music, comedy, jousting, and all sorts of entertainment!

Nearest beaches are a 20mins drive away. Our favourite costal town was Alvor, gorgeous secret beaches, good seafood restaurants and we enjoyed a boat trip with fishing, swimming and hired bikes from tic tac!

Other activities included Zoomarine and Fiesta for the kids, and Bulldog buggys 5 mins from the villa and loads of fun!

Our favourite restaurants were O Barradus (15 mins drive, set in a vineyard, must book!) O Alambique and Bistro Rainha (local to the villa with its Gin experience bar, and fusion food!). For a relaxed meal, Silves boasts a number of restaurants with tasty Portuguese food.

Michelle and Julie were great, supported by Iris to ensure we had a wonderful two weeks. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fabulously relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved our stay at Monte Nora. All rooms were very comfortable (especially lounge and master suit) and had a great amount of space. Perfect for a larger family. Excellent kitchen facilities and outdoor dining/seating areas - we spent a lot of time outside as the weather was absolutely amazing for the whole week. The pool, in particular, was brilliant with various options to sit in sun or shade and the views were fabulous. The steps down to the poolside are quite steep so not particularly suitable for elderly/infirm, although my 85 year old mother managed with some assistance. Thanks also to Michelle and Julie for their help and answering any questions - they were so friendly and welcoming (as was the cat who regularly visited). Would absolutely recommend this villa for a very peaceful and relaxing holiday. A car is a must though, but there are great supermarkets in Silves particularly. All in all, a perfect week - just made coming home all the more disappointing!! Thanks for everything - we hope to be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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5

Glorious views away from the crowd

  • 5 of 5

The villa is located in the hills just a few miles (and a 20-minute drive) from the main town of Silves, providing a wonderful view out towards the Algarve's south coast.

Inside the villa has all mod cons, and is a great base to explore the surroundings, whatever your plans.

Outside, the villa's location triumphs, offering a peaceful, sun-soaked terrace or a pool by which you can enjoy a glass of wine, by day and into the evening, with just the geckos and the lovely local cat for company.

Dining out, there are a couple of extremely good restaurants a car/taxi journey away (O Alambique and Bistro Rainha), or you can head to town for a more relaxed experience, if you want a couple of beers and some piri-piri chicken.

Having travelled widely around the Med over the years, in pursuit of a week's peace and quiet away from the rat race and under the unbroken sun, I have to say this is the best experience we have had.

I highly recommend this villa for anyone wanting to recharge their batteries, before returning to the fray.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Fantastic villa, pool and location

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to this villa and it won't be our last. The villa is beautifully kept, 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and great sized living room and dining area. Situated on a hill side the views are amazing down to the coast. Outside is a shaded veranda with dining table and comfy chairs, ideal for meals, chilling out and admiring the view, and a great pool and gardens that are also beautifully kept. The pool is brilliant for all ages and also has a shaded seating area and a Jacuzzi seat.

The nearby town of Silves has decent supermarkets, restaurants and a lovely castle and the bigger towns of Portimao and Lagos, both on the coast, are a short drive away. Also within easy driving distance are 2 water parks and Zoomarine which is a great day out. Next year we're going to do the Zoomarine Dolphin experience. There are plenty of beaches nearby but we never went to any in the 2 weeks because the pool and villa were so good.

Overall I would recommend this villa for a relaxing "get away" holiday that is still close enough to the main tourist attractions to keep everyone happy. Perfect!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Faro
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Silves, or Messines
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
N124
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Gale, Carvoeiro
Car: necessary

Situated between Silves and Messines. Silves is just a short drive away and as well as providing a number of sites of historical interest it has plenty of good restaurants and shops including a large supermarket, and a daily market for fruit and freshly caught fish. Several quality golf courses, including a brand new one in Silves, are all a short drive. There are a number of restaurants dotted around the countryside which make good Portuguese meals and give visitors a chance to savour the 'real' Portugal and the prices are considerably cheaper than on the busy coast. The beaches of Armacao de Pera, Carvoeiro and Gale are about twenty minutes drive away, as are the water parks and Zoomarine. However most people just love to be at the villa by the pool. Interesting places to visit such as Monchique, Lagos and Sagres are less than an hour away and there are all sorts of little villages dotted about which are fun to visit. About a forty minute drive from the airport on a good motorway.

Changeover day is Saturday or Sunday.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $331.74

Saturday/Sunday changeover day with some flexibility at certain times of the year. Arrival after 3.00pm and departure by 11.00am. Price is for the villa and includes all utilities, weekly maid service and change of linen and towels, gardener and pool cleaner.
Booking deposit to confirm booking is £250 for each week.
Winter long term let from December to February requires different conditions to be discussed with owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund