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Places to stay in Marmelete

Places to stay in Marmelete
Set high in the Monchique Mountains near the small town of Marmelete. With easy access to both the west coast and the Algarve for beautiful beaches. This rustic cottage offers all mod cons with 2 double beds and 2 bathrooms, a terrace and splash pool. Bars and restaurants are nearby. only 15 mins from Autódromo
Light and airy sleeps 4 in comfort, bright sitting room and fully fitted kitchen.
Set in a small hamlet you'll get a true flavor of the rustic side of Portugal surrounded by fruit trees.
  • Nice couple of days in the mountains of Monchique. The house is cosy and great with two seperate bathrooms. You have to be a dog/cat lover, these walk around and love to get inside the house.

    Kim2019-12-30T00:00:00Z
  • Very cosy space, even in winter. Brenda gave great tips for walks nearby and has two of the best dogs, really made us feel like part of the tiny hamlet of Rua Nova. Beaches and mountains both close by, easy place to get around from.

    Maggie2019-12-26T00:00:00Z
  • If you're planning a cycling trip to Monchique, Brenda's place is central with great views, friendly animals and lots of fruit trees. We will be back.

    Michael2019-12-12T00:00:00Z
  • We spend some wonderful days. The house is perfectly equipped and clean, also warm enough in the colder days. Brenda was very kind and helpful as well with information about activities in the region. And the kids enjoyed very much playing with the dogs Jack and Bo.

    Helge2019-11-11T00:00:00Z
  • Brenda is a super host and her house is a little spot of heaven! If you like to be away from the busy resort but still within easy access then this is ideal. Make sure you are ok having dogs around to keep you entertained plus the occasional cat! But they only added to our stay and are very well behaved boys 💙💙 . The house is just as describedin the photos etc and having the pool is an added bonus! Many thanks again for a lovely relaxing holiday x

    Liz2019-09-29T00:00:00Z
  • The stay was amazing ! It was exactly what we expected - a relaxing stay in the quiet, wonderful area of Monchique mountains. Great place to drive to all what Algarve has to offer - it took us from 20mins to an hour to go to Algarve beaches and little towns. The house was nice and cozy - with wonderful tarrace and great pool and Brenda was an incredible host ! - full of warmth, hospitable and always ready to help/advice where to go/eat. Once again - thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful house !

    Paulina2019-09-21T00:00:00Z
  • The house is beautifully situated in the mountains with an amazing view. Especially at the pool it is beautiful. You can drive to the beach in 30 minutes and do some small walks in the village. Jack and Bo, the dogs of Brenda are super nice and we have them really closed in the heart. We were with our little daughter (16 months) and our four year old son and the dogs were always very careful and nice. Brenda is also very fond of children and always very friendly and helpful. We would recommend the accommodation to anyone.

    Maja2019-09-10T00:00:00Z
  • Incredible stay. Brenda is gentle and ready for anything. Our stay will remain unforgettable.

    Julie2019-08-18T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Bungalow


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Monchique , Faro, Portugal

    This traditional Portuguese cottage lies on the edge of Marmelete, a peaceful village in the Monchique hills. It’s at the end of a quiet road, with no other houses in front or behind it. This is an unspoilt Portuguese village with few tourists. You can get a good taste of traditional Portuguese village life, and there is a lively and friendly local community. The house was carefully restored by me in 2013. The roof is insulated with cork, and there is a velux rooflight. There’s a kitchen/diner, a bedroom in the front with a double bed(190cm x 140cm) and window.from that room you pass directly to the bathroom. it is possible to set up a guest bed. This south facing house is sheltered from the wind and you can enjoy outdoor living even in the winter – have your breakfast outside in the sun! The views across the village to the south coast are truly spectacular. Marmelete is a village in the Serra de Monchique, which is a unique nature reserve. From here, the geographical centre of the West Algarve, you can explore by car, bike or foot, far from the pressures and crowds of the tourist resorts. Here you will find beautiful countryside, friendly people, good value traditional Portuguese restaurants, all within walking distance. By car its only 15-20 minutes to dozens of unspoilt sandy beaches with awesome rock formations, each with its own special, unique beauty.The towns of Lagos,Portimão and Silves are all easy day trips. The mountain town of Monchique and the spa village, Caldas de Monchique, are also about a twenty minute drive. free w-lan in 100 m distance and all bars and restaurantes The house has been registered with Tourism Authority under the number 742 / AL and checked for serviceability, hygiene and safety.
    Die Nachbarn sind sehr freundlich und gehen dem alltäglichen Leben nach.
  • Very well equipped housing well located for visiting the west coast

    Alain2019-09-08T00:00:00Z
  • Ralph's accommodation fulfills the desire of every traveler. The country house in jam is the perfect way to explore the Algarve region from a different perspective. Ralph was waiting for us on the first day with refreshments to show us the house and give us some nice tips. The village is very idyllic and offers an ideal retreat from the many beaches and hiking opportunities.

    Robert2019-08-26T00:00:00Z
  • Absolute recommendation !!! Very, very fast and clear communication, uncomplicated check-in and check-out! Many thanks to Ralf for all the care and the great care! Ralf's house is just wonderful! - Tastefully decorated with everything needed for your daily needs and beyond. Cozy bed, hot shower, well equipped kitchen, great terrace with appropriate furniture, beach towels, umbrellas, games and books, satellite TV (if you like it) ... and and and ... - everything your heart desires! See you soon! Obrigado Ralf!

    Ben2019-08-05T00:00:00Z
  • Very easy to find! Ralf recommended great places for food and towns to visit. Great location if you want to avoid the tourist spots and locals were very friendly.

    Olivia2019-07-27T00:00:00Z
  • Ralf has prepared the house great, there is no shortage of a relaxing stay in this beautiful region.

    Alexander2019-07-17T00:00:00Z
  • Ralf has been a great host. Very quick in communication. Made us feel like at home. We had the chance to have a good chat with him and learn more about him and the area. He suggested us to visit a local cultural festival in the village nearby that was certainly one of the highlights. Definitely a place to stay if you want to escape the city beach life and leave peacefully in the countryside for a while. Need a car. Have a good birthday party Ralf!!!

    Annalisa2019-07-10T00:00:00Z
  • Nice little house with great view. We enjoyed our stay at Ralf's place.

    Bart2019-04-23T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful little cottage, neat and cosy, everything you need provided, great wood burner. Picnic bench opposite front door to use for eating outdoors. Views straight out onto the hills. Local village is traditional, with friendly quiet bars and places to eat out. Plenty of walking trails from the doorstep. Coast only 40 min drive away. A tranquil and beautiful place to relax. We loved it all.

    Alison2019-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Marmelete, Faro, Portugal

    Mont Astral is an Algarve residence located in the mountains of Monchique, providing unique style suites and private studios, a pool & garden with stunning sea views, surrounded by the peace of nature. Its privileged location makes it the ideal place to stay if you want to explore both the Algarve south coast and the Costa Vicentina west coast, which are just half an hour away, combining beaches, mountains, rivers, wild nature, and authentic little towns, all in one place all year around.
    A spacious bedroom with lounge space and a private ensuite bathroom where you can enjoy a long bath in your own bathtub. Window with views over the surrounding mountains & sea, and private entrance. There is a shared space with access to a fridge, microwave, kettle and some basic kitchen utensils, where guests can prepare simple meals and store food. Breakfast provided upon request. There is a comfortable double bed in the room but we can easily change it and put 2 single beds instead if you prefer. We can add an extra single bed to accommodate groups of three. There is also a crib for infants without extra charge upon request. The property has a large garden for all guests to share, with many different areas to find your own space to relax. A big swimming pool with sunbeds and social areas for all guests to sit down, chill out or get together. (Please note that we close the swimming pool during the winter season when the weather gets colder, around mid october-end of March.) Mont Astral is a boutique hotel residence with only 4 suites so there will never be a big crowd to share the common spaces with.
    Our residence is located in a neighbourhood with small winding roads leading up the mountainside of the Foía top in the Sierra of Monchique. Wild nature, cork oaks, scattered villas and scenic drives or walks among ancient cultivated terraced landscapes, full of citrus trees and flowers. Monchique has always been famous for its fruits and vegetables, and locals still live very authentic lives here, growing their own produce in their gardens, and keeping their own chicken, goats or sheep. It's the perfect place to wind down, relax and be more present in the simple joys of life in a natural and peaceful landscape away from the touristic crowds. 5 minutes drive up the road there's a great selection of hearty restaurants serving the typical local dishes. Monchique is 5 min away by car and a cute little town to walk around. The mountaintop of Foia (10 min drive) offers spectacular views where you can see both the south and the west coast at once from a panoramic viewpoint where the "end of Europe" south-western corner of Portugal is visible. Via Algarviana, a vast network of hiking trails with shorter and longer hikes crossing the whole Algarve region passes by close to our house. (viaalgarviana.org) Rota Vicentina (rotavicentina.com) is the equivalent on the west coast with well-signalled trails for hiking and cycling. We'd be happy to arrange for a pick-up at agreed meeting point if you'd like to hike away in the morning and still get back home comfortably. It's an equal delight to explore the region all seasons around the year. Summer of course for enjoying hot days just relaxing at the swimming pool or discovering some of the countless stunning beaches around. But our favourite season is actually fall & winter when the beaches are empty but you still get very warm and pleasant sunny days, or spring when you can go hiking among fields overflowing with wild flowers.
  • This place! Lina and Javier are very friendly people. We found a wonderful place to stay with very comfortable mattresses. The perfect rest 😴! The room had a very thoughtful interior design. They put a lot of effort into this paradise in the mountains! Thank you so much and good luck to you 🍀

    Fabian2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • My wife and i stayed at Javier and Lena's place "Mont Astral" for close to 4 weeks and was the best Airbnb experience I have had so far. Javier and Lena treated us like family even nursed me back to health when I wasn't feeling well. We were given a tour of their beautiful property when we arrived and the check in was seemless. They provided us with information about the area and places to visit. The house is very convenient located with the beach 45 minutes away. The room we stayed in was comfortable and cozy with a large bathroom. Every detail of the room was considered by Javier and Lena from the bed linens to tea kettle. The entire property was beautiful and well maintained. We had some great evenings with Javier, Lena and the other guests having dinner together and relaxing by the fire place. We can keep writing about our experience but I think the only way to understand it is to experience it for yourself!

    Meril2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • Thank you Lina & Javier for the beautiful place, the good recommendations for walks and restaurants in the area and the service! Hope you will receive a lot of guests in the future!

    Inger2019-12-22T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Monchique, Faro, Portugal

    Mont Astral is an Algarve residence located in the mountains of Monchique, providing unique style suites and private studios, a pool & garden with stunning sea views, surrounded by the peace of nature. Its privileged location makes it the ideal place to stay if you want to explore both the Algarve south coast and the Costa Vicentina west coast, which are just half an hour away, combining beaches, mountains, rivers, wild nature, and authentic little towns, all in one place all year around.
    The independent studio has its own private kitchen equipped with everything you need to cook and enjoy homemade meals, and a lounge area to admire the view over the surrounding mountains and the sea. Private entrance and bathroom with shower. There is a comfortable queen size bed in the studio and one single bed. We can also add one more single bed to accommodate groups of four. Perfect for a group of friends or a family with kids. There is also a crib for infants without extra charge upon request. The property has a large garden for all guests to share, with many different areas to find your own space to relax. A big swimming pool with sunbeds and social areas for all guests to sit down, chill out or get together. (Please note that we close the swimming pool during the winter season when the weather gets colder, around mid october-end of March.) Mont Astral is a boutique hotel residence with only 4 suites so there will never be a big crowd to share the common spaces with.
    Our residence is located in a neighbourhood with small winding roads leading up the mountainside of the Foía top in the Sierra of Monchique. Wild nature, cork oaks, scattered villas and scenic drives or walks among ancient cultivated terraced landscapes, full of citrus trees and flowers. Monchique has always been famous for its fruits and vegetables, and locals still live very authentic lives here, growing their own produce in their gardens, and keeping their own chicken, goats or sheep. It's the perfect place to wind down, relax and be more present in the simple joys of life in a natural and peaceful landscape away from the touristic crowds. 5 minutes drive up the road there's a great selection of hearty restaurants serving the typical local dishes. Monchique is 5 min away by car and a cute little town to walk around. The mountaintop of Foia (10 min drive) offers spectacular views where you can see both the south and the west coast at once from a panoramic viewpoint where the "end of Europe" south-western corner of Portugal is visible. Via Algarviana, a vast network of hiking trails with shorter and longer hikes crossing the whole Algarve region passes by close to our house. (viaalgarviana.org) Rota Vicentina (rotavicentina.com) is the equivalent on the west coast with well-signalled trails for hiking and cycling. We'd be happy to arrange for a pick-up at agreed meeting point if you'd like to hike away in the morning and still get back home comfortably. It's an equal delight to explore the region all seasons around the year. Summer of course for enjoying hot days just relaxing at the swimming pool or discovering some of the countless stunning beaches around. But our favourite season is actually fall & winter when the beaches are empty but you still get very warm and pleasant sunny days, or spring when you can go hiking among fields overflowing with wild flowers.
  • Lina and Javier created a ‘pequeno paraïso’ on a beautiful spot in Monchique. If you are a cyclist, a walker or you just want to enjoy good atmosphere and great views over the coast of the Algarve.... go to this place!

    Lianna2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • We had an amazing, relaxing, magical few nights at Lina&Javier’s. The Monchique town and area is truly beautiful, and near for day trips to the coast south and west. Couldn’t recommend highly enough to future guests—for the region, space, and most welcoming nature of Lina & Javier.

    Mary2020-01-23T00:00:00Z
  • A beautiful location and very comfortable accommodation. The hosts were so welcoming and helpful with their local knowledge. Ask for Jorge, the taxi driver, if you're venturing out at night. Local restaurants are excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed our 2 nights here. Thank you Lina and Javier.

    Linda2020-01-13T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful sunny appartment with big windows and breathtaking view. Very nicely decorated. Only 30minutes with car to the beach. Lina gave us a lot of great tips, what to see (beaches, restaurants, hikes, etc). If you have a car you can discover the whole Algarve coast. I would definetely recommend this apartment.

    Andrea2019-12-31T00:00:00Z
  • We didn’t luck out with the weather during our stay in Monchique but we lucked out with this booking. Lina & Javier went out of their way to make our holiday stay warm and comfortable. All their local recommendations were spot on and highly insightful. The space itself is beautifully curated and the views are fantastic. We truly hope to be back soon.

    Franziska2019-12-22T00:00:00Z
  • Lina and Javier are a lovely couple who went out of their way to make us welcome. The large studio where we stayed was a very attractive, stylish space with a sensational view. We could lie in bed and watch the sun come up. We visited in winter so didn't use the pool and terrace but you can see how pleasant it would be in warm weather. We visited for the walking and were able to do a delightful walk from the house on quiet roads and paths.

    Frances2019-12-01T00:00:00Z
  • Perfectly located, very nice and well equipped apartment. The hosts Lina and Javier were extremely nice and caring. They gave good recommendations, helped us with booking and taxi services and even took care of our laundry!

    Johannes2019-11-18T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Monchique, Faro, Portugal

    Staying at Nova Alofa is staying in the Portuguese countryside surrounded by mountains. The river on the edge of our terrain creates a cool place to sit and the sound of the flowing water is very relaxing. If your looking for action just put on your walking shoes and step outside into nature, visit one of the nice historic towns or go surfing in one of the beautiful bays on the west coast. Do you want to spend winter in a special place? We are happy to welcome you at Nova Alofa. Just contact us.
    You have your own cottage with a private entrance and a private terrace on two sides. Inside you have a living room with kitchenette, a bedroom with walk in closet, a hallway with a small library and a bathroom with shower, toilet and sink. In addition, you can make use of the communal garden, the pool, the patio, the outdoor kitchen with shared terrace and the hammocks. There are books in three languages, magazines, puzzles and games. Parking facilities are on our own grounds under a carport so your car stays cool. If you want a filled fridge on arrival or dinner served every evening. Just contact us well in advance.
    Do you like the quiet Portuguese life? Then Nova Alofa is the place for you. Step outside and enjoy the mountains and nature. Visit the most beautiful Portuguese beaches of the west coast. Go to the highest point of the south of Portugal, the Fóia, and enjoy the panoramic views. Visite Monchique, the spa town of Caldas de Monchique or Silves, Sagres, Lagos and Ferragudo. Or stay 'at  home' and enjoy a good book in a beach chair by the river.
  • We especially liked it: Quiet and nice in a garden located cottage. Small pool to refresh. TV with German programs. Big wide bed

    Silvia2019-10-06T00:00:00Z
  • This is place of retreat, located in the middle of the mountains of the Algarve, this spot invites you to linger. Loes and Mario welcomed us warmly. After a short hello we were shown the extensive property as well as our accommodation. Everything what one needed was there and our sparkling clean apartment was affectionately and modernly furnished. Nearby there are many interesting places to discover. We were so impressed by the place and hospitality of Loes and Mario that we preferred to spend our time reading and barbecuing in the beautiful outdoor kitchen. We can only say a big thank you to Loes and Mario and recommend this wonderful place to everyone and sure plan to come back. Lea (Erika) and Stefan

    Stefan2019-09-17T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely lummied in the sun for a few days and gratefully made use of the outdoor kitchen. Very clean and complete apartment and lovely people and dogs.

    Menno2019-09-15T00:00:00Z
  • A wonderful, secluded part of Portugal to spend some time relaxing. The accommodation is very clean, quiet, comfortable and contains modern facilities inside a characterful space. Lots of outside facilities too, including hammocks and a pool. Loes and Mario are extremely thoughtful hosts who do everything possible to ensure your stay is a proper holiday. Having your Airbnb hosts next door can sometimes be a bit awkward but Loes and Mario strike exactly the right balance - kind, funny and helpful, and great cooks if you take the dinner option! We also really enjoyed having the very sweet dogs and cat around, but they won’t bother you if you’re not such big animal fans as us. One of my favourite Airbnb experiences to date.

    Kate2019-09-08T00:00:00Z
  • If you’re looking for quiet and relaxation in a beautiful place, Nova Alofa is where to go. My husband and I spent 5 wonderful days there, reading by the stream, swimming, taking walks nearby and more. We also treated ourselves to Mario’s expert cooking every night, which was delicious. Loes and Mário were very gracious hosts who we enjoyed getting to know. We give them an A+!

    Elizabeth2019-08-31T00:00:00Z
  • Loes and Mario are very nice hosts and very helpful. The Location is very quiet, the nearby river wonderful...

    Stephan2019-08-26T00:00:00Z
  • The stay with Loes and Mario was perfect! The accommodation is located in the mountains and a great place to rest. The west coast and beautiful beaches are not far away by car. We were received very nice and could always contact you with any questions. The apartment was very warmly decorated. We had a very nice time :)

    Rebecca2019-08-23T00:00:00Z
  • A fantastic place! Something surprising for its involvement in nature, sophistication of the house, and the friendliness of the couple.

    Cláudia2019-08-12T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Monchique, Faro, Portugal

    Set in the Serra de Monchique hills, Villa Casa Estrelicia is surrounded by pine, eucalyptus and cork trees. And the views seem to go on forever – on a clear day even the coast can be glimpsed. There’s no shortage of quiet spots to relax at this villa. The dining terrace extends right round the side of the house, with steps leading down to the pool.
    The swimming pool at Villa Casa Estrelicia is sunk into a tiled terrace stocked with loungers and parasols. In front of the pool, the hillside dips down into sweeping views of the countryside. A wood-burning stove set into a stone fireplace gives a homely feel to the open-plan dining and living area. And two sets of French windows lead onto the lovely dining terrace. The kitchenette at Villa Casa Estrelicia serves up a good-sized cooker, microwave and fridge-freezer. Meanwhile, a barbecue weighs anchor outside. The swimming pool, overlooking the Serra de Monchique hills, has everything for a relaxing afternoon with a terrace surrounded by pine and eucalyptus trees. On a clear day you are treated by a view of the ocean. The pool measures 8x4 metres and is 0.9-1.7 metres deep.
  • Wonderful peace, and stunning views, beautifully equipped, great restaurants nearby, and our hosts were very helpful

    Carelle2019-10-02T00:00:00Z
  • Very good, I recommend

    Rui2019-08-25T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice house. In the middle of a quiet, quiet and totally disconnected environment. The house is 30 'from Portimao, and although the road at the beginning is curvy, you quickly enter the national and from there wherever you want from the Algarve. To Olhao you have 1h20 ', to Lagos 40' and to end Santiago Vicente another hour. Although this more withdrawn and out of the agglomerations, it is worth getting to the house, contemplate the views, take a bath, feel the nature and enjoy the peace that this house brings as standard A success to spend 1 week here.

    Daniel2019-08-17T00:00:00Z
  • A beautiful location, house has everything you need, clean and a few essentials provided when we arrived (milk, bread etc) Excellent communication with Maria. We were a little unlucky with the weather so didn’t make use of the pool.

    Bethany2019-06-16T00:00:00Z
  • This is a gem of a house in fabulous co untryside. The house and pool are fully equipped, homely and clean. The nearby roads are a delight to stroll. Monchique is a great base and coast is very easily accessible.

    Carmel2019-06-04T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great week at Maria's house. The view is really amazing. The cottage was really very clean and all necessary facilities were present. We have been here 10 days and completely unwind. I can really recommend this house to everyone! We will be back again

    Leroy2019-05-06T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Portela do Cano, Faro, Portugal

    Mont Astral is an Algarve residence located in the mountains of Monchique, providing unique style suites and private studios, a pool & garden with stunning sea views, surrounded by the peace of nature. Its privileged location makes it the ideal place to stay if you want to explore both the Algarve south coast and the Costa Vicentina west coast, which are just half an hour away, combining beaches, mountains, rivers, wild nature, and authentic little towns, all in one place all year around.
    The independent studio has its own private equipped kitchenette to cook homemade meals, and a large private terrace where you can sunbathe while enjoying the view over the surrounding mountains and the sea. You have your own private entrance and bathroom with shower. The property has a large garden for all guests to share, with many different areas to find your own space to relax. A big swimming pool with sunbeds and social areas for all guests to sit down, chill out or get together. (Please note that we close the swimming pool during the winter season when the weather gets colder, around mid october-end of March.) Mont Astral is a boutique hotel residence with only 4 suites so there will never be a big crowd to share the common spaces with.
    Our residence is located in a neighbourhood with small winding roads leading up the mountainside of the Foía top in the Sierra of Monchique. Wild nature, cork oaks, scattered villas and scenic drives or walks among ancient cultivated terraced landscapes, full of citrus trees and flowers. Monchique has always been famous for its fruits and vegetables, and locals still live very authentic lives here, growing their own produce in their gardens, and keeping their own chicken, goats or sheep. It's the perfect place to wind down, relax and be more present in the simple joys of life in a natural and peaceful landscape away from the touristic crowds. 5 minutes drive up the road there's a great selection of hearty restaurants serving the typical local dishes. Monchique is 5 min away by car and a cute little town to walk around. The mountaintop of Foia (10 min drive) offers spectacular views where you can see both the south and the west coast at once from a panoramic viewpoint where the "end of Europe" south-western corner of Portugal is visible. Via Algarviana, a vast network of hiking trails with shorter and longer hikes crossing the whole Algarve region passes by close to our house. (viaalgarviana.org) Rota Vicentina (rotavicentina.com) is the equivalent on the west coast with well-signalled trails for hiking and cycling. We'd be happy to arrange for a pick-up at agreed meeting point if you'd like to hike away in the morning and still get back home comfortably. It's an equal delight to explore the region all seasons around the year. Summer of course for enjoying hot days just relaxing at the swimming pool or discovering some of the countless stunning beaches around. But our favourite season is actually fall & winter when the beaches are empty but you still get very warm and pleasant sunny days, or spring when you can go hiking among fields overflowing with wild flowers.
  • Beautiful studio with stunning views over the Algarve region. The location is quiet and perfect for having a rest and exploring things. The coast is nearby (less than half hour drive) and there are several walking routes in the area. Lina and Javier are very welcoming and helpful. A beautiful place to stay!

    Bianca2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • A beautiful place to disconnect, I would highlight above all the hospitality of Lina and Javier, they are a charm, always waiting for you to be your best. The place of stay is very like and equipped with everything you need, the place that accompanies it is nothing more sales is magical, with stunning views and if you walk a little around you will see the wonderful nature in all its splendor. We went to disconnect and it was ideal.

    Itziar2019-12-08T00:00:00Z
  • We loved the outstanding views and stylish apartment. Lina & Javier were outstanding hosts, very welcoming and helpful in suggesting walks and restaurants in the area.

    Richard2019-11-15T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Monchique, Faro, Portugal

    study - Doppelzimmer (Doppelbett 1,60 m x 2,00 m) mit eigenem Bad in Villa. Alleinlage auf 3 ha Land mit Quellwasser Schwimmbad, terrassierten Blumengärten, Tennisplatz, Tischtennis, Boule, Dart, Billard, 80 m² Wohnzimmer mit Kamin. Auf 640 m Höhe, am südlichen Hang der ‘Serra de Monchique’ mit einem atemberaubenden Blick über die Algarve.
    Das gemütliche study hat ein Doppelbett, ein eigenes Duschbad und einen direkten Zugang zum Garten nach Westen.
  • A magical place, great quiet clean, exceptional. We loved coming here. Recommend for a couple and especially for friends on vacation sets or a family. You will love it!

    Robert2019-10-05T00:00:00Z
  • Well... what can I say. I think everything has already been said in the previous comments. We decided to go there because of all of the fantastic reviews we read on AirBnB, and we were not disappointed. The place was magical, in a gorgeous location. We arrived in a rainy evening and a fire was burning in the fire place to warm us up, it was just perfect. I hope we will visit the region again, just so that we can spend time there again.

    Marine2019-09-22T00:00:00Z
  • Super nice villa in the mountains of Monchique. Ideal for relaxing.

    Marek2019-09-21T00:00:00Z
  • Hidden gem in Monchique Beautiful hostel, beautiful village. It was a pity that I wish I could have stayed one more day. Even if you do nothing but read and stay in the pool, it is a space where you can spend time.

    Sungju2019-09-09T00:00:00Z
  • Great accommodation, you can do a lot and the environment is nice too :)

    Janna2019-09-03T00:00:00Z
  • Stunning villa

    Te2019-08-30T00:00:00Z
  • Idyllic place to spend a few days off with couples, friends or family! They have everything! Swimming pool, tennis, ping-pong, green area for walking, etc. Highly recommended!

    Anna2019-08-29T00:00:00Z
  • this place is magical and beautiful at the same time. Few people will be fortunate enough to experience a view and inner view that makes this place possible. who missed that almost missed everything.

    Janos2019-08-26T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Villa


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    Monchique, Algarve, Portugal

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    Villa Golfinhos sits almost completely alone in a valley on a wooded hillside. It really makes the most of the peace and quiet, not to mention the fantastic views over the valley and distant sea. This villa has been designed with the views in mind. Large windows adorn the rooms, the French doors open on to a raised terrace, and even the pool comes with an impressive vista.
    The pool at Villa Golfinhos is small but sweet, with pretty mosaic banding and Roman steps. It comes complete with a suntrap of a terrace. It measures 8x4 metres with a depth of 0.9-1.7 metres. Although there’s a sense of being away from it all, the sweeping Algarve beaches can be reached in about half an hour by car. A barbecue sits on the pool terrace – perfect for not only the odd al fresco meal, but also enjoying the panoramic views. The roomy dining-living area is lovely – contemporary but with a distinct Portuguese flair. The kitchen, meanwhile, is well-equipped. This spacious lounge is bright and airy. There's a feature fireplace and double doors that open up onto the terrace, also two purple sofas and a dining table.
  • It is very quiet, spacious and clean. The fireplace burned on arrival! We can recommend this place to everyone!

    Michel2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • We were very impressed by Maria’s kindness. We had some troubles with our car and Maria and her husband decided to pick us up and drive us to the house. The house itself was beautiful with an amazing pool and a breathtaking view. A very peaceful ambience!

    Martha2019-08-31T00:00:00Z
  • If you want to feel like a queen/king in your little mansion, with a complete privacy, this is a place for you. The view from the balcony and pool is fantastic especially during the sunset. Villa has all the amenetinies you might need, lots of space, well kept pool, comfy beds, etc. The only thing that might need some update is the kitchen stuff (pans, pots etc). During the evening you can enjoy the company of local lizards having their dinner next to the patio wall. Would definitely come back, as the Villa itself is great and the whole Monhique area and experience are 5-star quality.

    Mikko2019-08-25T00:00:00Z
  • Brilliant villa with beautiful views, the pool is a good size and well maintained, the bbq and patio area are amazing. The kitchen has all you need. Overall a brilliant stay at in a beautiful villa, we would definitely stay again.

    Margaret2019-08-08T00:00:00Z
  • Unbeatable location with views over the mountains and surrounded by nature. The villa itself has all the amenities you could require and the terrace is perfect for enjoying a barbecue in the evening. I would highly recommend this villa to anyone looking for a quiet retreat. Supermarket and restaurants are only 10 minutes drive away too so very convenient. We had a very enjoyable stay.

    Aimee2019-07-01T00:00:00Z
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    Villa


    Accommodates

    6


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    3

    Faro District, Faro District, Portugal

    We are the perfect destination for you if you are looking for peace and relaxation on the Algarve, but also want to be close to the beaches of the South coast and the impressive cliffs of the Atlantic.
    The Quinta no Estaco is situated 600m above sea level to the north of Portimao in the mountains of Monchique. The terraces of our house offer a spectacular panorama view of the Algarve coast from Albufera to Sagres. Many idyllic corners are to be found in our extensive terraced gardens where guests can relax in the shade of olive, orange and fig trees. The Quinta has its own well with the very best water quality, as it is situated close to the former Roman baths of Caldas de Monchique. We have apartments in three varying sizes on our 17,000 m² grounds. Each apartment has its own terrace, an inviting area to sit together for al fresco dining and barbequing, offering spectacular views of both the South and West coast of the Algarve. A fireplace and an underground heating system ensure a cosy stay even in the cooler months. All apartments have satellite TV and Wi-Fi. The 75m² apartment is on two levels and consists of an upstairs with bedroom and bathroom and a rooftop terrace. The open plan kitchen and the living room are on the ground floor and open out to the terrace and garden with excellent views of the coast.
    Many excellent hikes can be started from the Quinta. The mountain village of Monchique is an hour’s hike away. This small picturesque village has a market, a post office, banks, cafes and restaurants. On the way from Quinta to Monchique there are some good restaurants such as the popular “La Rampa” which offers the regional speciality “Frango piri-piri”. The beaches on the South coast and the National Park on the West coast can be reached in 45 minutes by car. The nearest golf courses are only a 20-minute drive away.
  • If you’re looking for a peaceful place , you found it. The apartment is perfect, the garden is exceptional and beautiful. The swimming pool is perfect and the host are just perfect ! Thebest part my summer vacation.

    Stephen2019-08-20T00:00:00Z
  • I have travelled extensively in Europe, always staying at bed and breakfasts to meet people and immerse myself in the local culture. I have stayed at many beautiful places, but I can't remember if I have everstayed at a place as amazing as Thomas and Gudrun's. Their place is modern, beautifully decorated and well equipped. But, the view from their mountainside location is beyond words. Also, they have put enormous work and expense into gorgeous gardens on their very large property. Instead of sightseeing, you just want to spend the day there taking in this little piece of heaven. So, leave time for that during your stay. It's clear that this bed and breakfast is a labor of love for Thomas and Gudrun. They are wonderful people, warm and welcoming. They deserve ten stars, not five!!!

    Jill2019-08-16T00:00:00Z
  • We had a wonderful holiday in a unique environment. A great cottage with great views of the coast of the Algarve, very good quality, great pool, enough peace for relaxation. An ideal location to explore the region. Thomas is a warm, attentive host and always open for questions. We will definitely come again! Five stars deluxe

    Martina2019-08-10T00:00:00Z
  • The accommodation is even better than we expected from the photos. Thomas and Gudrun are very attentive and loving hosts, where you feel really comfortable and welcome. Particularly noteworthy is the view, both from the terrace and from the incredibly beautiful pool. There is also a baby pool, which is great for small children. We really want to come back.

    Ramon2019-07-26T00:00:00Z
  • Gorgeous location, great swimming pool, beautiful apartments and very friendly hosts. Highly recommended!

    Nele2019-07-17T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent place to stay. Incredible views and swimming pool in a peaceful location. The hosts are very friendly and made the stay perfect. The location is great for exploring the mountains, south coast and west coast. Highly recommended.

    Mark2019-07-11T00:00:00Z
  • Warm-hearted hosts, a view towards the coast, the day and night to kneel down and a natural tranquility that only one thing allows: relaxation Great place that makes a great base for day trips to the sights that make the Algarve so beautiful. Unfortunately, I only had 5 days, but felt that I was at least 10. All the best! Christoph & Natali

    Christoph2019-06-29T00:00:00Z
  • We had a wonderful time in Monchique. Thomas and Gudrun were perfect hosts. They tried to make the best conditions for our stay. They were there if you needed them. Always asked if everything was satisfactory when we encountered them, but were not intrusive. The view from the terrace is breathtakingly beautiful. Monchique is a perfect place to discover the Algarve.

    Thijs2019-06-15T00:00:00Z
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    Townhouse


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    1

    Monchique, Faro, Portugal

    3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Pool And Stunning Coastal Views REGISTERED AS A LOCAL LODGE - AL/2903
    Villa Pica Pau (woodpecker) is situated on the quiet, pine-clad slopes of the gently rolling Serra de Monchique with arguably some of the best views imaginable, reaching all the way to the sea on clear days. This compact one-storey villa sits just above a delightful pool, amid flourishing gardens. Pica Pau is comfortably furnished in neutral shades and well equipped. If you are seeking a truly calm and relaxing holiday coupled with hypnotic views, this villa is an inspiring choice.
    The house is located in the countryside.
  • It was a great holidays that we had here. Thanks.

    Nicolas2019-11-05T00:00:00Z
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    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    6


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    3

    Portela do Cano, Faro, Portugal

    Close to our small creeck at the bottem of our valley we made a special place for you and our other nature loving guests. The small intimate site with a strawbale house has it's own outdoor kitchen and a bathroom. From the town of Monchique a tarmac road takes you into the mountains to the top of our valley. From there a dirtroad takes you further down into the valley to our organic farmland with an orchard, chicken and goats. You can rent an aditional bell tent when you have a familly.
    Although the kitchen has electricity, our site provides a full Off-grid experience. The site is ideal for backpackers and hikers that love a quite somewhat rough place in the middle of nature. Tip: As a small nature loving familly you could rent the tent together with our stawbale house giving space for 2 parend, the children could then have the bell tent or for themselves. The straw bale house and bell tent are close to each other.
    The Serra de Monchique is a beautiful hiking area. Various walks have been plotted. The local tourist office can tell you everything about it. At the farm we have information about some hiking routes available. For connoisseurs: the GR 13 runs a few kilometers from us through the Serra de Monchique. There are also very nice walking routes along the west coast of Portugal. Furthermore, the Algarve is of course known for its beaches. We prefer the beaches on the west coast during the summer months because they are less crowded in the summer. With children it might also be an option to use the free open swimming pool in Monchique. This is open during the warm months. Monchique also has a lot to offer in the culinary field. There are good restaurants, we are happy to advise you on this.
  • We had a very unique experience including the best stars we've ever seen. The place is very calm and lonely. A few Mosquito bites were inevitable, despite we had a Mosquito net for the bed. In the morning we could observe all kinds of insects. The rippling creek nearby put us to sleep fastly. Beautiful nature! Tom and Monique were great hosts. Oxford the dog is very cute and aware. One night he smelled an animal in the woods and he wanted to protect us :-). The last morning he came to cuddle with us. How adorable! The place is not easy to find, there is a very rocky and narrow path to the parking spot (attention with the car!), from were you have to walk a few minutes down the hill. Uphill at 30 degrees is a challange :-). But Tom will carry you and your bags with his 4WD. There were all kind of nice things to discover around the property. On the whole we had a great time at the Algarve. But this is another story...

    Ludger2019-08-24T00:00:00Z
  • We felt at home since the very moment we met Tom. He is a really warm person, lively and enthusiastic. He helped us with everything during our stay there and showed us their traditional and sustainable-like way of living. Amazing experience!! Thank you for everything, Tom. I really hope to see you again!!

    Adriana2019-08-21T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful place on a beautiful landscape. We enjoyed the rustic cabin in a lovely region. Felt at home there.. great to be away from the usual tourism/air bnb experiences and in the country. Tom and Monique helped us out with advice, help with our baggage and gave us delicious jam and cheese made from the milk of their goats. We ate in a garden surrounded by fruit trees and nature. Couldn't ask for more.

    RAy2019-08-16T00:00:00Z
  • It was very pleasant to stay at Tom and Monique's little house. They welcomed us with a pack for dinner and breakfast! They make excelent goat cheese, vegan pesto sauce and jams. They were very respectfull with us and also gave us some advices on what to visit and where to go. If you are looking for a nature and calm place, this is what you are looking for! We hope to come back soon.

    Massimo2019-08-10T00:00:00Z
  • The straw bale house is a really tranquil place to stay in the valley among the fruit trees, herbs and flowers on the terraces. We drove out each day to different places, beaches and mountain villages and there was plenty to occupy ourselves. The kitchen area and bathroom area are really nicely presented, and the straw bale house room is spacious. You really feel part of nature staying there.

    Neaera2019-08-04T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing place!

    Rui2018-08-29T00:00:00Z
  • I had a very pleasant stay at Tom and Monique's lost place. it's perfect to relax and enjoy the nature. Only 45 min away from the best beaches of Portugal! I recommend the place to all the nature lovers!

    Betty2018-08-20T00:00:00Z
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    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Monchique, Faro, Portugal

    The house is located in the beautiful Algarve countryside in a 5.6 hectares of private property, surrounded by green nature, close to Monchique Mountain and 2 min drive from Autodromo Internacional do Algarve. *10% weekly discount for stays longer than 7 days* Famous closest towns are Lagos and Portimao, you only need to drive 15 minutes to reach the shops and 25 minutes drive from amazing Algarve beaches. Enjoy complete peace and quiet in this Nature Paradise!
    Off the beaten track on a property with a main villa and a big shared pool for everyone to use, this cosy countryside house can host up to 7 people, with 1 double bed, 4 single beds and 1 sofa bed. It has 3 bedrooms, 1 kitchen, 1 shower room and 1 toilet. The place is great for adults and also for children. Pets are welcome, specially Cats. (peaceful dogs only!) *we have 3 super friendly cats walking around the property and might come visit you from time to time. Come and enjoy your stay in our countryside house with lovely country views and green surroundings. We have a little surprise for everyone... :)
    360 degree Nature views.
  • Joao and Viktorija are terrible hospitable people and very helpful in everything For those who love nature and hiking, this place is definitely recommended And. not far away from major cities such as monchiqui and portimao I did everything on foot and by public transport and that is somewhat cumbersome It is better to rent a car

    Leon2019-11-21T00:00:00Z
  • Quiet, cozy and not far from a good, cheap restaurant. Everything surrounded by a beautiful landscape.

    Mike2019-11-06T00:00:00Z
  • Haven of peace far from urban turpitude

    José2019-09-19T00:00:00Z
  • Clean and tidy! A perfect place to relax! Great hosts! Definitely will come back :) Totally recommended.!

    Lefteris2019-09-16T00:00:00Z
  • The apartment of Joao is very well maintained and has all the necessary services (wc, kitchen, tv, wifi ...) is in the garden of the house and allows you to use the pool and outdoor space. It is located half an hour from the beaches by car or motorcycle but enough far from the tourist areas. Joao and his family are great hosts, always willing to help with whatever you need and giving information about places and activities that can be done in the area. We have been very comfortable in the house and if we return to Algarve we will surely repeat the place!

    Helena2019-08-26T00:00:00Z
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    Accommodates

    7


    Bedrooms

    3

    Pardieiro, Faro, Portugal

    Luar do Cano provides accommodation in Monchique with pool views. This villa features a private pool, barbecue facilities and free private parking. Featuring a Blu-ray player, the villa has a kitchen with a dishwasher, a microwave and a fridge, a living room with a seating area and a dining area, 3 bedrooms, and 3 bathrooms with a hot tub and a bidet. A flat-screen TV and DVD player are provided. At the villa guests are welcome to take advantage of a hot tub. Luar do Cano features a terrace.
    Visit our restaurant, which is located about 10 minutes by car from the Villa: https://www.tripadvisor.pt/Restaurant_Review-g189119-d2259796-Reviews-Restaurante_O_Luar_da_Foia-Monchique_Faro_District_Algarve.html?m=19905
    Room Type

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    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    8


    Bedrooms

    3

    Faro District, Faro District, Portugal

    My place is close to great views to the South coast. You’ll love my place because of the views, the location, and the outdoors space. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, and furry friends (pets).
    Lovely patio with sweeping coastal views of the Southern Algarve as well stunning views into a steep ravine made by a stream that crosses the property and over surrounding old terraces and woods. The patio is bordered by fruit-trees and mediterranean plants.
    Monchique is a lovely old town which has banks, pharmacy, PO and supermarket as well as plenty of small shops. Some of the oldest Cork Oak forests in Europe are in the Monchique hills. Caldas de Monchique is ten mins drive from Mochique and has a hot springs resort. Very good local restaurants are just minutes away.
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    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Monchique, Faro, Portugal

    master- Doppelzimmer (Doppelbett 2,00 m x 2,00 m, auf Wunsch auch getrennt aufstellbar) mit ensuite-Bad in Villa in Alleinlage auf 3 ha mit Quellwasser Schwimmbad, terrassierten Blumengärten, Tennisplatz. Auf 640 m Höhe, am südlichen Hang der ‘Serra de Monchique’ mit einem atemberaubenden Blick über die Algarve.
    master - Doppelzimmer mit ensuite Wannenbad, Zugang zur schattigen Veranda und Blick direkt vom Bett aufs Meer.
  • Very special home and property. The view and landscape are really beautiful and the house was so comfortable. Perfect peaceful spot to explore the algarve from.

    Elissa2019-08-09T00:00:00Z
  • Just below the highest mountain in the Algarve beautifully situated house. View of the coast and just to feel good. To the coasts (south or west) one needs with the car approx. 30-45 min

    Andreas2019-08-07T00:00:00Z
  • We had a very good time at the Hill station Good location with wonderful views . Very well equipped house!

    Thijs2019-06-21T00:00:00Z
  • Worth a lot more than 5 stars in every aspect...

    Karsten2019-05-27T00:00:00Z
  • what can I say other than Loved The Place. Master is the perfect room for a couple. A wonderful room with an ensuite. Plus nothing like relaxing by the pool. Perfect size. I hope to come back!!!

    Paul2018-08-11T00:00:00Z
  • House with a crazy charm, a garden of beauty, a splendid view. Thanks to Cristina for her warm welcome. We would like to stay there! We come back as soon as we can.

    ChaCha2018-08-02T00:00:00Z
  • Unique accommodation, fantastic views, terrific great garden ... I could go on like this forever, but experience it best myself;)

    Marius2017-10-02T00:00:00Z
  • Just incredible. We could not have found a more idyllic, secluded, relaxing place. Wonderful hosts, especially Christina, who allowed us to use the house as our own. The garden, pool and grounds and beautiful and the view is unbeatable. We will be back as soon as we can! *****

    Louise2017-08-21T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Monchique, Algarve, Portugal

    Elgin Villa, at Serra de Monchique, is a magical property with plenty of space, private pool, and superb views to the Algarve coastline.
    Serra de Monchique is a peaceful zone, where Nature reigns. This beautifully situated property in a private location welcomes you with a spacious terrace, barbecue area and swimming pool. And the views here are also breathtaking... The beaches, for example in Portimão or Lagos, can be reached in about 30 minutes by car.
    Monchique, located at 30 minutes away from the coast - Alentejo and Algarve - is a cozy and beautiful place near one of the biggest mountains in Portugal. On one side, you'll find Odeceixe and Aljezur. To the south, Portimão and Lagos. The region around Monchique is marked by archaeological vestiges of elevated interest, museums, windmills, cultural landscapes, histo-cultural circuits and recreational trails and BTT bike trails.
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    8


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    4

    Faro District, Faro District, Portugal

    Bem vindo à Vivenda Cinco Palmeiras, uma espaçosa e ampla moradia com muita luminosidade situada na Serra de Monchique, junto da estrada nacional com acesso à Fóia.
    Esta moradia com vista para a Serra de Monchique é ideal para famílias, e localiza-se a cerca de 5 minutos dos principais supermercados, e pontos turísticos de Monchique. Este luminoso imóvel dispõe de três quartos, dois em suite. Os três com cama de casal. A sala espaçosa está equipada com um sofás, mesa e cadeiras para as refeições, televisão com canais por cabo e lareira. A cozinha encontra-se totalmente equipada com fogão, forno, máquina de roupa, frigorifico, microondas, exaustor, varinha mágica, máquina de café, torradeira, ferro de engomar, tábua de engomar. O terraço dispõe de sitio para barbecue e refeições, piscina, espreguiçadeiras e jardim. Para que a sua estadia seja mais cómoda e para que você não tenha que se preocupar com nada, nós fornecemos todas as toalhas e lençóis. O imóvel tem estacionamento privativo. Para mais informações não hesite em contactar!
  • We enjoyed the house in the middle of nature almost at the top of the mountain. This place is very quiet and pleasant

    Jerome2019-10-20T00:00:00Z
  • We loved our stay in the mountain villa with the stunning views. It was a bit cool during our stay but there was plenty of wood for the fire which warmed up the living room beautifully and created a lovely atmosphere. The villa is perfectly located for exploring the south and west coast plus some of the other inland villages and towns. The views from the villa are magnificent.

    Bev2019-04-17T00:00:00Z
  • good overall benefits

    Angel2018-08-25T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely comfortable house with great amenities and fabulous views. The house is well equipped and Lucillia (the owner) is absolutely lovely. We can highly recommend this property.

    Alistair2017-11-12T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful house in a picturesque setting, bit awkward to get to but only added to the experience. The house is well equipped with everything you will need and more. Would definitely recommend staying here.

    Gail2017-11-01T00:00:00Z
  • Quiet house, very good for a family, with an unobstructed view, set back from a small village where all the conveniences are: supermarket, restaurant, bar tobacco, etc ... The owners are welcoming and very kind. We will be back with great pleasure!

    Valerie2017-08-04T00:00:00Z
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    House


    Accommodates

    8


    Bedrooms

    3

    Monchique, Faro, Portugal

    You can come and enjoy nature at ours. We have set up an cozy holiday house for you where you can spend a relaxing holiday. The cottage is located in the middle of the wooded mountains of Monchique. An ideal starting point for hiking. From the town of Monchique, a tarmac road leads into the mountains to the top of our valley. From there it goes on a dirt road further down into a peaceful valley to our organic farm with fruit trees, chickens and goats.
    The farmhouse gives a spatial impression when you step inside. It is equipped with every comfort. There is a modern kitchen and bathroom and a wood burning stove to make it comfortable. In front of the cottage on the terrace, with a view over the mountains, you can enjoy the sun. In the valley below you can hear our clear stream babbling. A place to completely unwind.
    Visit the nice mountain town of Monchique, 6 km away. A visit to the Moorish city of Silves is also worthwhile. And the beautiful Costa Vicentina nature reserve is a must for hikers. The Serra de Monchique is a beautiful walking area. Various walks have been plotted. The local tourist office can tell you everything about it. At the farm we have information about some hiking routes available. For connoisseurs: the GR 13 runs a few kilometers from us through the Serra de Monchique. There are also very nice walking routes along the west coast of Portugal. Furthermore, the Algarve is of course known for its beaches. We prefer the beaches on the west coast during the summer months because they are less crowded in the summer. With children it might also be an option to use the free open swimming pool in Monchique. This is open during the warm months. Monchique also has a lot to offer in the culinary field. There are good restaurants, we are happy to advise you on this.
  • Our stay at Tom's place was great. He communicated everything well and picked us up in Monchique. The house was clean and spacious. Tom and his wife took our 4 year old daughter to the goats and they offered us fruit from their garden. Nevertheless, it may not be for everybody, as it is a little bit off the track. But if you like a calm stay, it might be a perfect place for you.

    Anna2019-12-30T00:00:00Z
  • To tell the truth, we choose Tom's place because it was significantly cheaper than similar apartments in Lagos or Albufeira, BUT, eventually I was happy about our choice. Kids spent their time communicating with animals - dog and goats, and this place definitely was their favorite place where we stayed. But, not only this. The place is convenient and clean. It is quiet, and when my wife and me sat in terrace during evening, we saw every smallest star (and even one which was falling). Tom is a kind host, hope he will have a good luck with the development of the farm.

    Kaspars2019-08-25T00:00:00Z
  • We didn’t expect that we’re going to love this place so much. Because of the fires around Monchique there are black spots around Terra do Milho. Providentially Terra do Milho and more land from Monique and Tom didn’t get burned. Terra do Milho was perfect for us three. The way up to the car (around 10 minutes) we saw as morning exercise, the way down as a beautiful walk watching the sunset. Monique and Tom’s very kind and lovely dog Oxford protected us. If you had any questions they wouldn’t hesitate to answer, even if you need a hair cutter. They named us beautiful beaches to go. If you go to Amoreira beach it takes you 135 curves. We would come here again. Thanks to Monique and Tom.

    Kristin2018-08-26T00:00:00Z
  • Pleasant stay in the back country. Tom is really available and very kind. Very clean house with all the amenities. Only downside our phones did not have a network in the house and our car was not suitable for the dirt road to access the house. We had to light the torch at night to get home. But this is only a small defect compared to the calm and unique landscape that surrounds the house. I recommend for anyone looking for calm. Badly sandstone the position of the house we could easily visit all the coast of Sagres in Tavira without worries and all this in less than 2h drive. I recommend! Another big thank you Tom

    Rodolphe2018-07-21T00:00:00Z
  • Fine very quiet place!

    Arno2018-03-30T00:00:00Z
  • Tom, his partner and dog have been excellent hosts and made us feel very comfortable. The house and surroundings are outstanding and allow a very relaxing break in the nature. Highly recommended!

    Rainer2016-08-25T00:00:00Z
  • Terrific place in the country side! Magnificent views and a house with all amenities... Tom was a good host.

    Peter Friis2016-08-14T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely house in the middle of nature with an amazing view. We felt immediately at home in the mountains in this spacious house. Monique made us feel welcome and is available for questions, she lives just 100m down the road. The lovely town of Monchique is just 15 mins away. The stars and views from the terrace are great. We wished we could have stayed longer!

    Joshua2016-03-16T00:00:00Z
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    Earth house


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    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Monchique, Faro, Portugal

    The stone house is about10 minutes drive from Aljezur and 15minutes from the beaches.. It's a lovingly made building using all natural materials.. There is a big bathroom with power shower in a seperate building. This is a place for great views amazing stars and generally a place to relax.. Has everything you need for an enjoyable stay.. You’ll love my place because of the outdoor space, the light, the comfy bed, and the nice shower.
  • The Stone House is one of a kind! Incredible location, offline from the world’s rat race. The house is beautiful, only matched by the sky up above at night, probably one of the most beautiful we’ve ever seen! Rocky road to get there but totally worth it if you need some time of from the internet and your cell phone! Best bed ever! Style and comfort! Coming back next year for sure!

    Pedro2019-09-29T00:00:00Z
  • The place is amazing, if you are looking for sthg cozy and immerse in the nature, that's the place for you. We loved it and we were able to bring our dog which is a plus. Richard was kind and ready to show us the house at the agreed time.

    Marilina2019-09-21T00:00:00Z
  • An extraordinary place for relaxation. I recommend!

    Tom2019-09-19T00:00:00Z
  • We had a lovely stay at Richards place - it’s really magical!

    Sophie2019-09-14T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing location and hosts were really welcoming. Really recommend if you are looking for complete isolation. The stars at night were unforgettable.

    Pedro2019-09-01T00:00:00Z
  • We LOVE the stone house, the farmhouse, the yoga deck, the platform in the tree, the environment, the hosts, Aljezur, ... We'll definitely come back. Such a amazing vibe.

    Sanne2019-08-29T00:00:00Z
  • Everything was perfect, we really enjoyed our stay

    Tatjana2019-08-18T00:00:00Z
  • We had a wonderful stay in Richards cabin. The place was very nicely decorated and had all we could wish for. The shower and kitchen were great. The bed was comfortable. The place felt really remote, yet it was fairly close to the beach and Aljezur town. Definitely recommended if you are looking for a lovely place in nature!

    Eric & Nikita2019-06-25T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Aljezur, Faro, Portugal

    Entire flat1 bed
    The stone house
    Price:€75/night
    36 reviews
    Superhost
    We are the perfect destination for you if you are looking for peace and relaxation on the Algarve, but also want to be close to the beaches of the South coast and the impressive cliffs of the Atlantic.
    The Quinta no Estaco is situated 600m above sea level to the north of Portimao in the mountains of Monchique. The terraces of our house offer a spectacular panorama view of the Algarve coast from Albufera to Sagres. Many idyllic corners are to be found in our extensive terraced gardens where guests can relax in the shade of olive, orange and fig trees. The Quinta has its own well with the very best water quality, as it is situated close to the former Roman baths of Caldas de Monchique. We have apartments in three varying sizes on our 17,000 m² grounds. Each apartment has its own terrace, an inviting area to sit together for al fresco dining and barbequing, offering spectacular views of both the South and West coast of the Algarve. A fireplace and an underground heating system ensure a cosy stay even in the cooler months. All apartments have satellite TV and Wi-Fi. The 90m² apartment has all the facilities of the smaller apartment but with an additional mezzanine area with a further bedroom. There is also a shower room on the ground floor. Excellent views of the Algarve are most certainly on offer here, too.
    Many excellent hikes can be started from the Quinta. The mountain village of Monchique is an hour’s hike away. This small picturesque village has a market, a post office, banks, cafes and restaurants. On the way from Quinta to Monchique there are some good restaurants such as the popular “La Rampa” which offers the regional speciality “Frango piri-piri”. The beaches on the South coast and the National Park on the West coast can be reached in 45 minutes by car. The nearest golf courses are only a 20-minute drive away.
  • Thomas and Gudrun have been truly fantastic hosts to us. They are very kind, modest and warm people and they have made us feel very welcome. The apartment and its surroundings are beautiful, spacious and perfect for getting rest and enjoying nature. We would recommend Quinta no Estaço to anyone and would love to stay there again in the future.

    Caroline2019-10-09T00:00:00Z
  • The stay at Gudrum and Thomas's house was fantastic. The incredible space, away from everything, almost no noise (it seemed that you were only without neighbors) and the house great, fully equipped, very comfortable and decorated with great taste. The house did not have a washing machine, but Gudrum was washing it in an hour and very well. The pool, shared, was always clean and equipped with sun beds, mats, floats ... Gudrum and Thomas are perfect hosts who recommended a route through Carrapeteira that we loved. A great stay and totally recommended.

    Olaya2019-08-22T00:00:00Z
  • Dreamlike property with wonderfully furnished apartments in the middle of nature, the whole family loved the pool with stunning views over Portugal, walks are also possible, the hosts are true hosts, provided us with a perfect directions in advance, jam and wine to welcome, gave tips and Recommendations and otherwise let us enjoy the beautiful property with all the wonderful plants. Even the extensive romping of our kids at the pool did not bother anyone, as there is just enough space and the apartments are in ample but pleasant distance. From here, various trips to eg Silves, Aljezur, Foia etc. possible. Topp holiday home - anytime again! Thank you for the nice days

    Claudia2019-08-12T00:00:00Z
  • This accommodation is just a dream! There were three for six days in the 90m² apartment and would have liked to be extended directly! The house is stylishly furnished and clean. The fireplace gave us nice, cozy evenings brought (we were there in October) and the garden is just an eye-candy. We were able to sit at breakfast on the terrace, let your eye wander over the green hills far and enjoy the fresh smell of eucalyptus trees. In the spacious, terraced gardens grow citrus and olive trees, on the terrace rankelt wine, from which you can nibble. In and around the pool is also enjoys a wonderful view and can be wonderful trees, the soul. The hostess Gudrun was not personally on the spot, having a self catered from afar for our well. Your manager, Mr. Eckhardt has taken us very friendly and competent in reception. This accommodation is highly recommended !!! PS: The starry sky here is superb, since the Quinta is a little out and away from (annoying) street lighting.

    Berit2015-10-17T00:00:00Z
  • The hosts made us very welcome and the property was just as advertised. All the facilities were of high quality and well maintained. This is an excellent property. We had a great stay.

    Robert2015-08-08T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Townhouse


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Monchique, Portugal

    Várzea da Gonçala nestles in the steep-sides of Cerca valley. 6km from the small castled town of Aljezur, and 15km from some of the finest and cleanest beaches of Portugal. We are a permaculture-based project whose intent is to develop a beautiful and productive landscape, in which adults and children alike can enjoy a creative life.
    Features which make a family holiday special here, are a diverse childrens' play area, with tree-house, large trampoline, swings and slides, and other hand-made features. There is a river-bathing pool all summer, marked walking trails, excellent bird-life, lots of fresh organic vegetables from the garden, and fruit from the developing food-forest when in season. The air is the cleanest in Europe, and our valley does not have a through-road, so traffic is minimal. All guests are more than welcome to have a guided tour of the land, and the results of our work on the land, which is continuously ongoing. There is a picture diary of our project on the Blog, now over 4 years of continuous entries, which is accessed from our web site. Please note also that the toilet facilities in the house is for liquids only, with paper to be put in the bin provided. We have composting toilets close to the house for solid waste. This is a clean, 100% recycling process, without need for excess water or expensive treatment elsewhere. The solids are covered with a little saw-dust and the natural digestion makes an earthy compost in 6 months, used for planting trees.
    The local area is rich in wildlife, and also people who are helping to create a growing network of interactive help, sharing and social gatherings. Our little valley is, after an exodus of the old residents a couple of generations ago, slowly being re-populated by practical people of mixed nationalities, and the local population of children is growing yearly.
  • This is a comfortable little cottage, in a pretty valley, with a great play space for kids. Chris is really lovely, and he - along with those who live and work with him - is doing a beautiful job brining the land to life. Ti was pretty cold while we were there - we had the fire on every day - and some gaps in windows under doors etc (and no curtains on some of the windows), but the fire does a pretty good at heating up the small space. We enjoyed our stay.

    Leigh2019-11-09T00:00:00Z
  • What a wonderful place! We stayed here for a week with our two boys, 4 & 1 years old. They had a great time exploring the farm and the play park. Chris was a lovely host, who was very welcoming and ensured we had every thing we needed for our stay.

    Jennifer2019-10-31T00:00:00Z
  • This is an amazing place. So beautiful, so quiet, so inspiring. A natural paradise for kids indeed! For me personally it was also a very spiritual place where I felt connected. Everything is done with so much love, care and attention. We loved spending the last days of our holidays here. Higly recommended. Also look at their website by googling on the name of the place.

    Marielle2019-08-15T00:00:00Z
  • You will find splendid and pleasant surroundings perfectly quiet and ideal for children with cabanas, giant chess, animals and space. For the big ones, there are nice meetings to do and local products to buy on site and Saturday mornings at the Aljezur producers' market.

    Amandine2019-07-02T00:00:00Z
  • It was a great week that we enjoyed all four from the first moment. The honest hospitality of so many nice people, the well thought-out accommodation, the silence, the amazing plot in a valley near Aljezur. There is hardly room to list everything that was to be experienced on the property: the small stream, the small ponds, the vegetable and orchard (delicious!), The chickens, the ancient fig tree for climbing, the hammocks, the children's playground and Of course - the most important thing when it comes to our children - the three extremely relaxed dogs. Chris and his family have created a gem and love to share it with their guests. It was for us and our children (1.5 and 4 years) the perfect accommodation for a relaxing holiday. If you love nature and just life is just right! Thank you!

    Christoph2019-06-26T00:00:00Z
  • Paradise place, superb welcome. Dry toilet system outside.

    Géraldine2019-04-20T00:00:00Z
  • A fairytale-like place. my 5 year old and 3 year old didnt want to go anywhere else during our week there. they even found a little baby turtle in the spring nearby. This is a spartan earthy place where you will hear birds, watch stars and smell grass, flowers and pine trees. we had night open air barbeques, nature walks, spring water play... an amazing family time. Cris is a star and you want to take him home. Will be back for sure

    Michael2019-03-28T00:00:00Z
  • Thanks for a great stay! We all enjoyed it a lot. Bert nice location child friendly. Nice to have the river nearby to take a swim in.

    Carl2018-06-26T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Bungalow


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    2

    Aljezur, Faro, Portugal

    Penthouse/Ferienwohnung (70 m²) mit 1 Schlafzimmer (Doppelbett 2,00 m x 2,00 m, auf Wunsch auch getrennt aufstellbar) und 1 Wohn-/Schlafzimmer (Schlafsofa 1,40 m x 2,00 m) mit Kamin. Wannenbad, zusätzliches zweites WC, kleine Küche, eigene Terrasse. Das –penthouse – ist der höher gelegene Teil einer Villa auf zwei Ebenen, die allein auf einem 3 ha großen Grundstück liegt. Auf 640 m Höhe, am südlichen Hang der ‘Serra de Monchique’ mit einem atemberaubenden Blick über die Algarve.
    Ideal für Familien mit Kindern hat unsere Penthouse-Ferienwohnung mit seperatem Eingang ein Schlafzimmer für zwei Personen und ein Wohnzimmer mit bequemem Schlafsofa für zwei weitere Personen. Außerdem eine Küche, ein Wannenbad und ein zweites WC. Auf der großen Terrasse nach Süden kann man im Schatten unter dem Vordach essen oder entspannt im Schatten aufs Meer blicken.
  • Great location for a trip for family or friends. Beautiful grounds with loads to do. We loved it!!

    Matt2019-10-02T00:00:00Z
  • A amazing place with the most view! All you need for a relaxing (or if needed activity packed) stay.

    Anja2019-09-01T00:00:00Z
  • Breathtaking 180 ° view. House, swimming pool, tennis court, garden staircase a real haven of peace. Ideal to relax away from civilization. By cons, the house is not very young with old equipment but it is what also makes the charm and the atmosphere of the place.

    Rémi2019-08-29T00:00:00Z
  • Very good

    Seungmi2019-08-10T00:00:00Z
  • Just wow. What a memorable place to stay. We only stayed one night and had thought about eating in the town that night, but when we saw the view we changed our plans and ate in, and were so glad we did. The house is amazing but the view is the real showstopper. Thomas also gave us great tips on how to get there and where to get lunch as we came in. When we arrived we were greeted and shown around. A real gem and very memorable time spent.

    Desmond2019-08-09T00:00:00Z
  • Loved the hilltop villa, so nice to be in the quiet and calm mountain scenery after a busy day at the beach. A beautiful home, amazing gardens and pool

    Simon2019-08-08T00:00:00Z
  • Be enchanted by this wonderful place on earth:-)

    Urs2019-05-07T00:00:00Z
  • We had a good time with Thomas. Even in the rain, you can make yourself comfortable in the house :-) Thomas was very accommodating and has also responded to our special requests. The house is really cool and definitely unique.

    Marc2019-04-19T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Monchique, Algarve, Portugal

    Villa (300 m²) in Alleinlage (3 ha) am Hang auf 2 Ebenen. In der unteren Ebene 1 DZ mit ensuite Bad (Bett 2,00m x 2,00m), 1 DZ mit Bad (Bett 1,60m x 2,00m). 80 m² Wohnzimmer mit Kamin, große Küche. In der oberen Ebene 1 DZ (Bett 2,00m x 2,00m), 1 Wohn-Schlafzimmer mit Kamin, Schlafcouch (1,40m x 2,00m) eigenes Bad, kleine Küche. Pool, Tennis, Boule, Tischtennis, Dart, Billard, großer Garten. Auf 640 m Höhe mit atemberaubendem Blick über die Algarve. Für Familien oder Gruppen bis 8 Personen.
    Einzigartige Lage am Südhang des Foia, des höchsten Berges der Algarve. In den 50ern im kolonialen Stil erbaute Villa, erinnernd an die "Hillstations" Indiens. Absolute Ruhe inmitten alter Bäume und idealer Ausgangspunkt für Rad- und Wandertouren. Alleinlage in 640 m Höhe auf 3 ha mit Quellwasser Schwimmbad, terrassierten Blumengärten am südlichen Hang der ‘Serra de Monchique’ mit einem atemberaubenden Blick über die Algarve.
  • Amazing place and superb. Away from the bustle of the coastline in the beautiful mountain of Monchique

    Christophe2019-07-20T00:00:00Z
  • The Algave Hill Station is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy time with family and friends. The house is large and has plenty of shared living space and a fantastic upper garden and pool area. The view is spectacular. The bedrooms are good, although we recommend you use the mosquito nets provided we found out the hard way!) if travelling in summer. The kitchen is old-ish but is well provisioned with pots, pans etc so you can easily cook a meal for a large group. Our group had six children and they thoroughly enjoyed exploring the garden and swimming in the pool. Monchique is a lovely town and there are some excellent restaurants in the area. We'll definitely stay again if we get the chance to return to the region.

    John2019-07-03T00:00:00Z
  • It's a fantastic place, especially the truly large outdoor area, with a magical garden, full of flowers, orange, fig and lemon trees. The house itself is also very spacious and well equipped. While its easy to spend whole days in the house and outdoors, there are also nice opportunities for walking nearby or, of course, very nice beaches within 40minute distance. Thomas and Christina were very helpful during the whole time. Highly recommended.

    Nicolai2019-05-04T00:00:00Z
  • Great house beautifully located in the mountains around Monchique. We had a great time, the villa is very spacious, the kitchen is super well equipped with oven, dishwasher, coffee machines etc. All bathrooms have soap, tissues and toilet paper. We loved the calm surroundings. The site is very large, plenty of space for the kids to play. I would definitely recommend. We visited in March but had lovely weather. The pool must be great in the summer!

    Florence2019-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • fantastic and unique in every way

    Stephane2018-10-06T00:00:00Z
  • House and the surrounding area excellent, 5 star hospitality, great for resting and entertaining throughout the house.the area to repeat without a doubt.

    Pedro2018-09-16T00:00:00Z
  • Spectacular. Very clean and does not lack detail. The house and especially the garden are wonderful.

    Alicia2018-09-09T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic location and view, better than the photos show! I would love to return one day.

    Marcus2018-09-03T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    8


    Bedrooms

    4

    Monchique, Algarve, Portugal

    Mont Astral is an Algarve residence located in the mountains of Monchique, providing unique style suites and private studios, a pool & garden with stunning sea views, surrounded by the peace of nature. Its privileged location makes it the ideal place to stay if you want to explore both the Algarve south coast and the Costa Vicentina west coast, which are just half an hour away, combining beaches, mountains, rivers, wild nature, and authentic little towns, all in one place all year around.
    A spacious bedroom with lounge space and a private ensuite bathroom with shower. Windows with views over the surrounding mountains & sea, and your own private entrance. There is a shared space with access to a fridge, microwave, kettle and some basic kitchen utensils, where guests can prepare simple meals and store food. Breakfast provided upon request. There is a comfortable queen size bed in the room but we can easily change it and put 2 single beds instead if you prefer. We can add an extra single bed to accommodate groups of three. There is also a crib for infants without extra charge upon request. The property has a large garden for all guests to share, with many different areas to find your own space to relax. A big swimming pool with sunbeds and social areas for all guests to sit down, chill out or get together. (Please note that we close the swimming pool during the winter season when the weather gets colder, around mid october-end of March.) Mont Astral is a boutique hotel residence with only 4 suites so there will never be a big crowd to share the common spaces with.
    Our residence is located in a neighbourhood with small winding roads leading up the mountainside of the Foía top in the Sierra of Monchique. Wild nature, cork oaks, scattered villas and scenic drives or walks among ancient cultivated terraced landscapes, full of citrus trees and flowers. Monchique has always been famous for its fruits and vegetables, and locals still live very authentic lives here, growing their own produce in their gardens, and keeping their own chicken, goats or sheep. It's the perfect place to wind down, relax and be more present in the simple joys of life in a natural and peaceful landscape away from the touristic crowds. 5 minutes drive up the road there's a great selection of hearty restaurants serving the typical local dishes. Monchique is 5 min away by car and a cute little town to walk around. The mountaintop of Foia (10 min drive) offers spectacular views where you can see both the south and the west coast at once from a panoramic viewpoint where the "end of Europe" south-western corner of Portugal is visible. Via Algarviana, a vast network of hiking trails with shorter and longer hikes crossing the whole Algarve region passes by close to our house. (viaalgarviana.org) Rota Vicentina (rotavicentina.com) is the equivalent on the west coast with well-signalled trails for hiking and cycling. We'd be happy to arrange for a pick-up at agreed meeting point if you'd like to hike away in the morning and still get back home comfortably. It's an equal delight to explore the region all seasons around the year. Summer of course for enjoying hot days just relaxing at the swimming pool or discovering some of the countless stunning beaches around. But our favourite season is actually fall & winter when the beaches are empty but you still get very warm and pleasant sunny days, or spring when you can go hiking among fields overflowing with wild flowers.
  • I had a great time at Lina and Javier’s place. Perfectly located for beautiful hikes!

    Charlotte2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • It was a lovely few days at Lina & Javier's place. They are such a warm couple and very helpful. The space was nicely decorated, cosy and comfortable. Both Lina & Javier possess great knowledge of the region, thanks to them we were able to see so much of the Algarve in such little time :) highly recommend this gem of a place to anyone & everyone visiting the region!

    Namita2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent address. I highly recommend this very friendly and welcoming host couple. You will discover a very beautiful house perched in the summits of the wild Sierra Monchique, furnished with great taste. Sublime surrounding nature, sumptuous view of the region, light and absolute calm.

    Anastasia2020-02-07T00:00:00Z
  • Felt at home immediately because of the stylishness of the place, the wonderful view and the relaxed ambience Lina and Javier create. Definitely a place to go back to!

    Carla2020-01-25T00:00:00Z
  • Group of 7 friends stayed 2 nights at Lina and Javier's apartments. The first thing we noticed was the most spectacular view. The apartment was very stylish, much like the hosts. Definitely recommend for anyone looking to get away from the crowd and stay amongst the rolling hills. Will definitely stay again a different time of year to make the most of the pool. Thanks again

    Sophie2020-01-03T00:00:00Z
  • What a gem! We initially booked 2 nights and ended up staying five. We were extremely lucky with the weather, enjoying breakfast in the sun with a spectacular view. Lina and Javier made us really feel like their guests and we enjoyed their company. As can be seen on the pictures, the rooms are beautifullybeautifullyin a nordic style with all the comforts. It is a good base to explore the coasts and the surrounding area. We hope to come back!

    Fabienne2019-12-29T00:00:00Z
  • This place is a perfect hideout to enjoy peace&quiet in the lovely Monchique mountain area, but also beaches and villages at short distance. Stylish comfortable rooms, great terraces with ocean views, good and healthy breakfast (outside, end of December!) . Lina and Javier make you feel at home and are very helpful with suggestions for all kind of activities. Their great selection of hiking trails we recommend!

    Marianne2019-12-27T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Monchique, Faro, Portugal

    Staying at Nova Alofa is glamping in Portuguese nature with a view of the mountains. Have a siesta and fall asleep to the sound of the rushing stream and the bells of the sheep. Jump in the pool or the stream or put on your hiking boots and step outside into nature. Visit one of the nice towns in the area or go surfing at one of the beautiful bays on the west coast. You stay in a 2-person caravan with a spacious front tent, your own outside bathroom, toilet and a private terrace with hammocks.
    You sleep in the caravan in a spacious bed of 180x200 cm. There is air conditioning and heating so it is never too hot or too cold. You live in the spacious front tent and of course outside. There is a kitchenette in the caravan, but you can also use the communal outdoor kitchen with bbq and wood oven near the swimming pool. The toilet is in the caravan, the private bathroom in a separate building outside next to the caravan. You can park your car on an enclosed site under a shelter so that it stays nice and cool. You can also use the communal gardens, the swimming pool, the terrace on the water, the outdoor kitchen with bbq and wood oven and the communal hammocks near the pool. In the kitchenette are pots and pans, plates, mugs, bowls, cutlery a teapot and a coffee maker.
    Staying at Nova Alofa is staying in nature with the most beautiful beaches in Portugal 15 km away. Visit one of the many bays, go surfing or take a walk along the coast in the Costa Vicentina nature reserve.
  • It is a very nice quiet place and it was well equipped with everything you need. The hosts are very keen to give you everything you need. Thank you very much!

    Camilla2019-11-06T00:00:00Z
  • You will be warmly welcomed at the Loes & Mario site! It is a beautiful place where you can enjoy nature and tranquility. You can see that everything has been thought of in the caravan and garden. Highly recommended!

    Irma2019-09-19T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great time during our stay. Nice to get away from it all in a beautiful setting. We were received very hospitable with good food. We had our privacy but could always go to Loes and Mario for tips and good advice. A nice place to be!

    Gil2019-09-09T00:00:00Z
  • Loes and Mario are very kind and helpful, they made sure that everything was ok all along our stay. The place is nice, quiet and relaxing. We absolutely recommend them!

    Elodie2019-08-28T00:00:00Z
  • We had the most relaxing time with Loes and Mario. They received us very warmly and really took their time to sit down, welcome us, show us around, explain everything and chat - something that is only rarely found on AirBnB nowadays. We felt like in a safe and peaceful haven from the moment we drove through their gate. Their dogs are very friendly and beautiful. Everything was super clean and well maintained, you could really see that Loes and Mario care greatly for their home. For both of us it was the first time sleeping in the Caravan and it was a perfect mix of having the quiet and beauty of nature, the adventurous feeling of being in a Caravan but yet all the comforts you could wish for. Definitely take a couple of days out here to gaze at the stars. You can easily spend a couple of days just relaxing their and enjoying an idle pace of day. We would actually come back to Portugal just to stay at Loes and Mario's to further explore the area!

    Valentine2019-08-22T00:00:00Z
  • What a paradise is Nova Alofa! The experience was great: a warm welcome from Loes and Mario, eating together with Mario's great cooking skills, reading a book from the terrace overlooking and sound of the flowing stream, exchanging books with Loes, cooling off in the swimming pool, star gazing from the hammock, the fresh tomatoes and piri piri from the garden, and Loes who has thought of all the details in and around the caravan and both give tips for the area. The caravan was very luxurious and I enjoyed my stay very much. Really recommended!

    Dymphy2019-08-20T00:00:00Z
  • What can i say....AMAZING!!! Mario & Lois are superb hosts, super friendly, really informative. We loved every second and are really thankful to of let us stay with them. The caravan setup is beyond beautiful, you can get a glimpse from the pictures but honestly it is so much more amazing in real life!!!! You really need to stay & see it. The location is to die for!! We 100% recommend it to anyone and will definitely be returning in the future.

    Lauren2019-08-03T00:00:00Z
  • The most amazing place with the best hosts you can imagine, we couldn’t recommend nova alofa more! The space was beautiful and peaceful but the best part was Loes and Mario, they couldn’t do enough for us we have made two great friends who will will definitely be back to visit.

    Jen2019-07-15T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Campervan/Motorhome


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Monchique, Faro District, Portugal

    Mont Astral is an Algarve residence located in the mountains of Monchique, providing unique style suites and private studios, a pool & garden with stunning sea views, surrounded by the peace of nature. Its privileged location makes it the ideal place to stay if you want to explore both the Algarve south coast and the Costa Vicentina west coast, which are just half an hour away, combining beaches, mountains, rivers, wild nature, and authentic little towns, all in one place all year around.
    This is an independent apartment in a separate part of our property. The apartment consists of 3 joining rooms: a Large studio with kitchenette, an Entrance room with a bathroom and a Separate Bedroom with a second ensuite bathroom. Perfect for a family needing a bit more space or a group of friends, and long term stays. You’ll have a private kitchen equipped with everything you need to cook and enjoy homemade meals, and lounge areas to socialize and admire the view over the surrounding mountains and the sea. The property has a large garden for all guests to share, with many different areas to find your own space to relax. A big swimming pool with sunbeds and social areas for all guests to sit down, chill out or get together. (Please note that we close the swimming pool during the winter season when the weather gets colder, around mid october-end of March.) Mont Astral is a boutique hotel residence with only 2 other suites so there will never be a big crowd to share the common spaces with. The sleeping arrangements for this apartment are very versatile, and we are happy to set up the appropriate beds that suit your specific needs, just send us a message when booking and let us know what you want. What you see in the pictures is just an example of how to use the space. You can choose to have a more spacious stay, remove the beds from the Studio and use it just as a kitchen & living room, sleeping 4 persons in the Entrance room and Separate Bedroom: Separate Bedroom can fit 1 double bed + 1 single bed, or 3 single beds. Entrance room can fit 1 single bed. Or you can choose to maximise the use of space and sleep up to 8 people: Studio can fit 1 Queensize bed + 2 single beds, or 4 single beds, Entrance room can fit 1 single bed, Separate Bedroom can fit 1 double bed + 1 single bed, or 3 single beds. Does this all sound tricky? Just send us a message and we can explain how we can set up the apartment especially for you with as many double or single beds as you need sleeping up to 8 people. There is also a crib for infants without extra charge upon request.
    Our residence is located in a neighbourhood with small winding roads leading up the mountainside of the Foía top in the Sierra of Monchique. Wild nature, cork oaks, scattered villas and scenic drives or walks among ancient cultivated terraced landscapes, full of citrus trees and flowers. Monchique has always been famous for its fruits and vegetables, and locals still live very authentic lives here, growing their own produce in their gardens, and keeping their own chicken, goats or sheep. It's the perfect place to wind down, relax and be more present in the simple joys of life in a natural and peaceful landscape away from the touristic crowds. 5 minutes drive up the road there's a great selection of hearty restaurants serving the typical local dishes. Monchique is 5 min away by car and a cute little town to walk around. The mountaintop of Foia (10 min drive) offers spectacular views where you can see both the south and the west coast at once from a panoramic viewpoint where the "end of Europe" south-western corner of Portugal is visible. Via Algarviana, a vast network of hiking trails with shorter and longer hikes crossing the whole Algarve region passes by close to our house. (viaalgarviana.org) Rota Vicentina (rotavicentina.com) is the equivalent on the west coast with well-signalled trails for hiking and cycling. We'd be happy to arrange for a pick-up at agreed meeting point if you'd like to hike away in the morning and still get back home comfortably. It's an equal delight to explore the region all seasons around the year. Summer of course for enjoying hot days just relaxing at the swimming pool or discovering some of the countless stunning beaches around. But our favourite season is actually fall & winter when the beaches are empty but you still get very warm and pleasant sunny days, or spring when you can go hiking among fields overflowing with wild flowers.
  • Perfect place to relax and contemplate life while enjoying stunning view. And the hosts are most welcoming and helpful human beings. Definitely worth recommendation, even just for one night, to run away from noise and rush of everyday life. Gorgeous!

    Karolina2020-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed with Lina and Javier for a few nights. Our stay was very comfortable. The house is very stylishly furnished and has all the basics. Lina gave us a lot of useful local tips. Thanks! Marijn Eva Danielle and Dorien

    Marijn2019-11-15T00:00:00Z
  • Fabulous! Very beautiful and we'll decorated place! Nice view and very close to the centre of the village. Very friendly hosts! We and the kids loved everything❤️ thank you Lina & Javier!

    Marta2019-11-03T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    8


    Bedrooms

    3

    Monchique, Faro, Portugal

    We are based 20 mins from monchique, 1h 20m from Faro by car. We are totally off grid, we are in a valley .5k from the main road. Very quiet and peaceful with unlimited paths to walk around the hills of monchique. We are 35mins drive from the West coast and fantastic Beaches.
    Ruralescapesportugal is set in a tranquil valley north of Monchique, we can see Foia about 5k away and are surrounded by unspoiled land. We have 6 Hectors and our own water source coming directly out of the hills. There are any number of track and paths you can follow through the Eucalyptus trees and up and around the hills. We have a small lake about 40mins walk from us where we often take the dogs and all go for a swim. The place is idillic and as well as airbnb we run yoga retreats and offer it as a small venue for teachers and personal meetings. We are growing our own produce in an organic and sustainable way. We are totally off grid and have plenty of solar electricity and water.
    We are 20 mins from Monchique, 40mins from Aljezur and 25 from Marmalet. Sao Teontonio is around 35mins drive as is Odeceixe. There is a small bar/restaurant open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10mins away that has live music most Saturday nights. A car is essential
  • We had the best week staying at Ellis & Camilla's place, and we will definitely always treasure our time here. We hired a car and it was super easy to zip around to any of the Algarve beaches for day or just the afternoon, but we also enjoyed relaxing back home by the pool, reading in the hammocks, or playing with the dogs. The space is so well designed and the tent is super clean & comfy for sleeping. We had some of Camilla's cooking and it was all DELICIOUS! Ellis & Camilla are the loveliest hosts and made us feel so welcome. If you're thinking of booking here you won't regret it. We hope to be back one day, or at least send all our Kiwi friends here!!

    Kimberley2019-07-17T00:00:00Z
  • Our stay at ruralescape was just wonderful. it's an amazing place in the nature. Nevertheless, there are a lot of things to do. just hanging out on the site was awesome as well. Ellis and Camilla are amazing people and are very very helpful. the meals Camilla cooked for us were delicious and healthy. we will definitely be back!

    Lennart2018-09-18T00:00:00Z
  • It was a beautiful experience to live a few days cut off from the world in the small village created by Elis and Camilla. In nature, in eco mode, we were able to hike in forests, swim in a pool surrounded by eucalyptus, or take an outdoor yoga class at 7am. We were very well received, a big thank you to our guests.

    Clarisse2018-08-28T00:00:00Z
  • Great experience, Camilla and Ellis they're lovely person, I've been there with my partner for few days of holiday and have a break from the city, well it was exactly what we needed, thank you again!

    Gianluca2018-08-22T00:00:00Z
  • We had an amazing 4 days at Rural Escapes in what had been a hectic holiday. Ellis and Camilla have made a truly tranquil haven in their short time here. It is unbelievable how much has been achieved by them in 18 months. For anyone who wants a taste of what living of grid is like, this is for them. Ellis and Camilla were excellent company beyond being good hosts, nothing was too much trouble. I have to mention Camilla's excellent cooking, if you have breakfast you don't need to eat again for the day! No review could go without a thank you to our mountain guides (Manny and Cheva the dogs) who refused to let us walk alone. Thank you for a very memorable experience, we would recommend this to anyone who would like to really experience a true retreat.

    Lesley2018-07-28T00:00:00Z
  • I had a fantastic time on Rural Escapes! Ellis and Camilla have built up a wonderful retreat there. They are very loving and caring hosts and are very concerned about the welfare of their guests. You have wonderful peace in the hills. Who wants to leave the stress of the cities or even a certain holiday stress behind is exactly right there. The tents are surprisingly spacious and you sleep very well there on the comfortable mattresses. In the evening you have solar light and any mosquitoes stay out of the mosquito net. At night it is completely quiet, a dream. You can cook for yourself or order breakfast, lunch or dinner at Ellis and Camilla. I used dinner twice and it was always delicious. Once I took part in morning yoga, which was a very nice experience in the fresh air and with the great teacher Camilla. Since I did not have my own car, Ellis organized transfers to and from the bus stations (in my case on arrival from Zambujeira do Mar and on departure to Aljezur). When I traveled on and was in the next accommodation, I wanted to go back to Rural Escapes ... I highly recommend a stay there !! Thank you for the great time!

    Carolin2018-06-26T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Tent


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Monchique, Faro, Portugal

    The apartment is totally self-sufficient and has amazing views of the natural surroundings, mountain and coast. It is spacious and suitable for 2 persons.
    Spacious, modern and offering amazing views of the garden, the mountain and the coast. Well equipped kitchen. The bedroom has en suite bathroom.
    Pirilampo is located in a natural reserve with breathtaking views. The hills of Monchique are ideal for hiking and there are footpaths for everyone, as the level of difficulty and length vary enormously. The village (5 minute drive) has nice terraces, picturesque streets, churches and all the facilities you need.
    Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Faro District, Faro District, Portugal

    Mont Astral is an Algarve residence located in the mountains of Monchique, providing unique style suites and private studios, a pool & garden with stunning sea views, surrounded by the peace of nature. Its privileged location makes it the ideal place to stay if you want to explore both the Algarve south coast and the Costa Vicentina west coast, which are just half an hour away, combining beaches, mountains, rivers, wild nature, and authentic little towns, all in one place all year around.
    This is an independent apartment in a separate part of our property. The apartment consists of 4 joining rooms: a Large studio with kitchenette, an Entrance room with a bathroom, Bedroom 1 with a second ensuite bathroom, and Bedroom 2 with a third ensuite bathroom. Perfect for a family needing a bit more space or a group of friends, and long term stays. You’ll have a private kitchen equipped with everything you need to cook and enjoy homemade meals, and lounge areas to socialize and admire the view over the surrounding mountains and the sea. The property has a large garden for all guests to share, with many different areas to find your own space to relax. A big swimming pool with sunbeds and social areas for all guests to sit down, chill out or get together. (Please note that we close the swimming pool during the winter season when the weather gets colder, around mid october-end of March.) Mont Astral is a boutique hotel residence with only 1 other suite for rent so there will never be a big crowd to share the common spaces with. The sleeping arrangements for this apartment are very versatile, and we are happy to set up the appropriate beds that suit your specific needs, just send us a message when booking and let us know what you want. What you see in the pictures is just an example of how to use the space. You can choose to have a more spacious stay, remove the beds from the Studio and use it just as a kitchen & living room, sleeping 5 persons in total: Entrance room with 1 single bed Bedroom 1 with 2 single beds Bedroom 2 with 1 queen size bed Or you can choose to maximise the use of space and sleep up to 11 people: Studio can fit 1 Queensize bed + 2 single beds, or 4 single beds, Entrance room can fit 1 single bed, Bedroom 1 can fit 1 double bed + 1 single bed, or 3 single beds. Bedroom 2 can fit 1 double bed + 1 single bed, or 3 single beds. Does this all sound tricky? Just send us a message and we can explain how we can set up the apartment especially for you with as many double or single beds as you need sleeping up to 11 people. There is also a crib for infants without extra charge upon request.
    Our residence is located in a neighbourhood with small winding roads leading up the mountainside of the Foía top in the Sierra of Monchique. Wild nature, cork oaks, scattered villas and scenic drives or walks among ancient cultivated terraced landscapes, full of citrus trees and flowers. Monchique has always been famous for its fruits and vegetables, and locals still live very authentic lives here, growing their own produce in their gardens, and keeping their own chicken, goats or sheep. It's the perfect place to wind down, relax and be more present in the simple joys of life in a natural and peaceful landscape away from the touristic crowds. 5 minutes drive up the road there's a great selection of hearty restaurants serving the typical local dishes. Monchique is 5 min away by car and a cute little town to walk around. The mountaintop of Foia (10 min drive) offers spectacular views where you can see both the south and the west coast at once from a panoramic viewpoint where the "end of Europe" south-western corner of Portugal is visible. Via Algarviana, a vast network of hiking trails with shorter and longer hikes crossing the whole Algarve region passes by close to our house. (viaalgarviana.org) Rota Vicentina (rotavicentina.com) is the equivalent on the west coast with well-signalled trails for hiking and cycling. We'd be happy to arrange for a pick-up at agreed meeting point if you'd like to hike away in the morning and still get back home comfortably. It's an equal delight to explore the region all seasons around the year. Summer of course for enjoying hot days just relaxing at the swimming pool or discovering some of the countless stunning beaches around. But our favourite season is actually fall & winter when the beaches are empty but you still get very warm and pleasant sunny days, or spring when you can go hiking among fields overflowing with wild flowers.
    Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    11


    Bedrooms

    4

    Monchique, Faro, Portugal

    All apartments are totally self-sufficent and have amazing views of the natural surroundings. They are spacious and suitable for two persons. Decorated in style and including the comforts of internet and television, each apartment has a separate living area including a fully-equipped kitchen plus bedroom and bathroom.
    Very spacious and offering amazing views of the mountain and the coast. Well equipped kitchen includes dishwasher.
    Pirilampo is located in a natural reserve with breathtaking views. The hills of Monchique are ideal for hiking and there are footpaths for everyone, as the level of difficulty and lenght vary enormously. The village (5 minute drive) has nice terraces, pictoresque streets, churches and all the facilities you need such as supermarket, postoffice and banks. Pirilampo is located in the middle of nature but is not isolated, two restaurants are on a 5 minute walk from the house. Algarve is famous for its beautiful smal and idyllic beaches. In half an hour from Pirilampo you will reach the south coast. The cliffs of this coast are impressive and the water has a very pleasant temperature. Portimão and Lagos are two nice towns with good and quiet beaches which also offer boat trips to visit the sea caves along the coast. If you prefer unspoiled nature and a wilder sea then you should pay a visit to ‘Costa Vicentina’ on the west Coast, at about one hour from our place. There are many activities along the coast such as golf, surf and sailing schools, boat trips, horse riding and safari trips to the interior of Algarve. Close to Pirilampo (20 minute drive) there is the Morgado golf course, well kown for its beautiful and well maintained courses.
  • It's an amazingly beautiful, very quiet and cosy place. A small paradise! Benedita and Marc are also the most wonderful hosts you can imagine - not to forget their sweet dog.

    Michael2019-08-09T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice accommodation, quiet, very pleasant setting (garden, swimming pool)

    Philippe2019-08-06T00:00:00Z
  • Our stay in Pirilampo was great! Benedita and Marc are great hosts! They are so kind and always in for a little chat! The appartement is very clean and everything you need is available! Amazing view and very beautiful garden!

    Evelien2018-10-25T00:00:00Z
  • This place is fantastic! My wife and I spent five nights here and it was the highlight of our two week holiday in Portugal. The property is so peaceful in the hills and the apartment is highly relaxing whether it be by the pool, on the terrace or in the apartment. The outdoor pool is perfect for cooling off after lying in the hot sun. The apartment has a well equipped kitchen and living area. All essential amenities are available five minutes' drive away in Monchique. There are several delicious restaurants within walking distance including the best peri peri chicken at La Rampa. There are some nice walks in the vicinity and the Algarve is only 40 minutes' drive. However, the best part of staying here is the welcoming hosts. Benedita and Marc are the most welcoming, friendly and hospitable hosts I've met on airbnb. They did everything they could to make our stay as easy and comfortable as possible. Would highly recommend this place. We will definitely be returning! The only drawback is that you won't want to leave.

    Graham2018-07-18T00:00:00Z
  • Benedita and Mark are delightful hosts and have an amazing property. the apartment was perfect, absolutely quiet, and their attention to little details made us feel immediately at home. We will return and are looking forward to it already. It was hard to leave to be honest

    Anthony2018-01-05T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Monchique, Faro, Portugal

    You’ll love my place because of the views and the location. My place is good for small families (no toddler), couples, solo adventurers, and furry friends (pets). My place is perfect for people who love nature and quiet rural surroundings.
    Lovely patio with sweeping coastal views of the Southern Algarve as well stunning views into a steep ravine made by a stream that crosses the property and over surrounding old terraces and woods. The patio is bordered by fruit-trees and mediterranean plants.
    Monchique is a lovely old town with banks, pharmacy, PO and supermarket as well as plenty of small shops. Some of the oldest Cork Oak forests in Europe are in the Monchique hills. Caldas de Monchique is ten mins drive from Mochique and has a hot springs resort. Very good local restaurants are just minutes away from the house.
  • For those looking for peace and quiet the house of Doris and Achim is perfect. A beautiful, large well-kept garden with great views of the mountains to the south coast of the Algarve (Portimao). The house is well maintained and clean. The equipment has everything, what is needed; especially the kitchen is very well equipped. The communication with Doris and Achim was very good in advance and we got useful tips eg regarding restaurants and hiking possibilities. Also on site was a very friendly friend of Doris and Achim for possible questions and support. We can recommend the accommodation all around.

    Y-Hang Und Sven2019-06-28T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Monchique, Faro, Portugal

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