About the property
- Villa37673 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Completely private, perfect for large families or groups of friends,sea view
A beautiful property perched on a hillside, enjoying panoramic views of the sea and hills. There is a large heated swimming pool with views of the sea And hills.
The transfer time from Faro airport is just 25 mins (25km East).
Since 2016 We have heating pomp to heat pool in winter time ,september october november,December,January,February,March.
The others months we use the solar painel to heat the water at no extra cost.however if requested heating pump have a cost 200euros week
The villa has 9 bedrooms and additional beds, with 8 bathrooms, 5 of which are en suite. 8 bedrooms have air condicioned, wifi , Satelite TVs, Brithish,Germans channels avaliable ,a vídeo projector full hd screen 200" may films from pc (more than a 1000 avaliable,
a footbal pitch (50m long to 17 wide) natural grass ,and a playground to childrens
The villa has been built to a high standard. The house is completely private. A large, spacious, fully equipped kitchen for all your needs, dining area and lounge lead to the outside areas with salt water pool, Sunbeds, Terraces, Lawn Gardens about 1000m2 grass. For children's entertainment: TV, DVD, WIFI, Wii, , PS3, Table Tennis + Other assorted games. The games room has a full-size pool table and table tennis and football table, PC desktop, and a TV room with a 47" led television to play wii,ps3,or all sky channels,
database with more than 1000 films ,to watch in tv, or in vídeo projector benq 1300 3D
The pool measures 14x 6 meters with a solar heating system. The shallow end is 90 cm deep, the deep end 2 meter.
Depending on availability and time of year, the villa is well suited to operate as 5, 7,8, or 9 bedrooms property, and we can provide pricing on request, the bedrooms is not let as a separate unit and will remain closed if not required.
Sleeps 4 up to 19 guests. 2 or 9 bedroom villa. A beautiful property perched on a hillside, enjoying panoramic views of the sea and hills. Swimming pool size 13m to 7m, pool have heating solar system and fences around it; we have a Jacuzzi (hot tub) for 6 persons.
being 2km away from serro sao Miguel ,a travel to the top of Cerro da São Miguel and you won't be disappointed. Amazing views across the whole Algarve. Good road to the top and places to park. Worth parking half way and walking the rest so you can admire the views. Take the track off road to see rare wildflowers and abundant butterflies. Keep your eye skyward and you may see an eagle soaring on the thermals. Well worth a morning visit
Imagine being at the top of the Algarve´s world, gazing the sunrise or the sunset, with the beautiful atlantic ocean at one side and the raw small mountains surrounding you.
Despite of being the highest, São Miguel mountain is rather low so it is very convenient to drive, bike or walk up there, specially for those sun magic moments.
Other things to do: For nature lovers, nature trails along the Ria Formosa Reserve where bird watching is in abundance. Travelling West there are some excellent shopping centres in Faro and Guia as well as the famous Water Parks and Zoo Marine all easily reached by car or by day trip coach.
The Spanish border town of Ayamonte is approx 25 km by car, where the delights of another country can be sampled along with wine, Tapas and shopping. Ayamonte can also be reached by ferry from Vila Real. Seville is about 170 km away and budding historians may enjoy Castro Marim castle.
Golf: This is perfect accommodation for golfers wishing to sample the excellent courses situated in the Eastern Algarve. Within a 20km radius there are 7 courses to choose from. Benamor and the 2 Quintas (Ria and Cima) are the most popular and can be reached within several minutes. The prestigious new course of Monte Rei designed by Jack Nicklaus now has its first 18 holes open and is continuing in its development to the second phase offering the height of golfing luxury - although a costly experience, this is a real treat for golfing fanatics wishing to experience a little high life! Travelling only 10km further on towards Spain, the challenging course of Castro Marim, along with its famous country club comes highly recommended and just across on the border are the Costa Esuri and Quinta do Vale courses now growing in popularity. We can arrange golf at discounted rates.
Colina Verde: The Colina Verde is a small inland 9-hole course situated in Maragota, between the coast and the Algarvian mountain range.
Beaches - The Algarve is famous for its wonderful sandy beaches and the Island of Tavira is no exception. As a natural island separated from the mainland by the River Formosa, it is reached by catching a ferry from a designated point in the harbour. A excellent range of facilities is offered including beach bars, fish restaurants, Portuguese cuisine, pizza restaurant to name but a few. Also for hire are sunbeds and shades and together, these ingredients give a wonderful tropical holiday atmosphere amongst white sandy beaches and the rolling Atlantic Ocean akin to the Caribbean! There are a number of other beautiful beaches that we can also recommend such as Barill, Manta Rota and Praia Verde
Pedras del Rey , Barril Beach - Linked across the Ria Formosa the choice is an old steam train that doubles up as a goods train for the restaurants by the beach, which chug's along at a snails pace or a 2 km walk up through the Formosa to the beach, if you walk, take your time to spot the hermit crabs if the tide is out or smell the fresh pines as you meander through the tree's towards the beach.
Enjoy a wonderful few hours on the beach collecting all manner of shell's that have washed up on the shore, then retreat to one of the low key restaurants for a wonderful lunch before either returning to the beach or heading back to the villa.
Is a car recommended for this property?
Yes, especially in the heat of summer…and for reaching all the beautiful and interesting places further afield. Car rental, taxi transfers
henrique graca (owner)
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- May 26, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Excellent stay with an excellent host
Henrique went above and beyond to make sure everything we needed was catered for. We were a group of 30 year olds celebrating our birthdays and couldn't of asked for a better weekend. Excellent villa and an excellent host
Great location in the countryside within easy driving reach of Moncarapacho. Lovely scenery and great accommodation albeit a little quirky in layout. Only downside were the cockerels crowing from 4 a.m. and barking dogs. Villa large ample size and great pool. Location ideal for day trips to beaches and Tavira and also not far from Spain. 25 minutes from Faro airport so no holiday treks.
We have just returned from a week long family holiday at this villa. Henrique is a great host and has been more than obliging to our group - even providing us with a delicious pack of freshly cooked octopus from his restaurant after our attempts of cooking some ourselves failed miserably.
The villa is very clean and presentable. As a previous reviewer has commented, the furnishings are not necessarily brand new but to be honest, when you have a group that includes teenagers, it's good that you can just relax in your surroundings. In my opinion, having a spotlessly clean villa with plenty of beach towels, kitchen utensils, knives that are actually sharp etc; is more important.
The star of the trip was the huge pool, hot tub and having the beer on tap (well worth the extra charge)
There is nothing within walking distance, so this is something to bear in mind. However, the Wi-Fi, cinema and games room ensure all ages are catered for.
As our younger family members are getting to an age where they may not be not be interested in a group holiday next year, this years break could not have gone any better and we will always remember the fantastic time we had here.
I would not hesitate to recommend this villa to groups and families who just want a chilled out break.
Fantastic villa for our family holiday
Perfect place for a family holiday, just outside of town with wonderful views down to the sea. The local Bakery was brilliant for fresh bread & breakfast pastries, with a supermarket a little further down the road catering for the essentials ...Villa Colibri is huge, clean and well maintained, the kitchen stocked with an abundance of crockery, cutlery, glassware & pot/pans, & don't forget the B.B.Q. therefore no need to eat out if you don't wish too. That said please try out Henrique/ Teresa's restaurant in town, you won't be disappointed. We
as a family of 15 (6 up to 63) ate there twice in our weeks stay...Wonderful.
The cinema room was a great addition that I thought would never be used.... How wrong was I, most of the party watched at least 1 film ( inc me ) with the children loving it. (Pool, film & pool & then film in the evening)
The very large outside table for breakfast (in the shade),evening meals on the very large table inside to get out of the sun. Pool fantastic & had to be the focal point for everyone, that & the weather....Hot, Hot Hot
Well done Henrique & Teresa for a great holiday, nothing was to much trouble, lent me his Sat-Nav, used his Drone to film us having fun, told me all about the local markets, beaches, & shops.
There are a few things I might add, the sunbeds have seen better days & could do with more, air con in some rooms could be improved, generally the villa was a little tired, but nothing that would stop me returning.
Once again thank you Henrique & Teresa
Great location for a family gathering
We had a great week staying here with a family group from grandparents to babies. The heated pool in particular was fantastic. The owner (Henrique) was really helpful. Interesting places close by to explore and safe beaches for the youngsters to enjoy the sand and water. Amazing fish markets (particularly in Ohloa) and great set up for barbecuing at the villa. Beautiful rural location and views from the villa but having a car is a must as there are no shops etc within walking distance.
Wonderful family holiday in Moncarapacho!
Villa Colibri is the perfect place for a family holiday. 15 of us ( aged from 6 weeks to 65 years ) stayed there in early April 2017. The house is huge, allowing everyone to have their own space. The pool is easily big enough to cope with 15 of us and the jacuzzi was a big bonus! Both are heated by the solar panels and were lovely and warm. Additionally, the pool is fenced off, making the outdoor area safer for the children. The villa and pools are well maintained by Henrique and his wife Theresa, both of whom were really helpful in making sure everything was perfect for us.
The kitchen is well equipped with everything we needed and we used the barbecue regularly too. We asked Henrique for a barrel of beer and it was lovely to have cold beer on tap! The furnishings in the villa are comfortable and clean, ideal for a family to relax. The cinema and games room are brilliant, our younger family members loved to watch a film to chill out before dinner. The weather was so lovely that we spent most of our time outdoors, around the pool or in one of the numerous outdoor seating areas.
We ate in Henrique and Theresa's restaurant one evening, fabulous fish dishes - everyone enjoyed their meal, highly recommended to other visitors!
Moncarapacho is quite a small village, but has two supermarkets with a good selection of foods. Olhao is a short distance away and has a big shopping centre. We hired a minibus and this was very useful for shopping etc. We did walk to Moncarapacho, but couldn't have carried everything back with us, although I think local taxis are reasonably priced.
About 2.25 miles from the villa is Cerro da St. Miguel, a viewpoint on top of a hill. A number of our family are runners and liked to challenge themselves by running up the quiet road to the top and back. It's well worth a visit, frequently used by cyclists too.
In all, we had a great holiday at Villa Colibri, thanks to Henrique and Theresa for their excellent customer service - nothing was a bother to them. I would certainly recommend this villa to any family or group looking for a restful, relaxing holiday in the sun.
Being only 2km from the villa, Moncarapacho, the local village, has a 16th century church at its heart yet has supermarkets, restaurants, a selection of local café/bars, shops, a bank. The area’s beaches are absolutely superb. Many are based on sandbanks, or small islands, which can be accessed by boat, or in one case, a miniature train. These boast kilometres of golden sand with both decent facilities and plenty of space to escape the crowds. In addition the nearby towns of Tavira, Olhão and Estói are all worth a visit, while the proximity of Spain means that a day trip is little effort. The Rio Formosa Natural Park is a must for birdwatchers.
Being only 8km from the villa, Fuzeta is easily reached and comprises a tidal river bordered with colourful fishing boats and pavement cafés, leading up to the estuary which has a sand beach and beach house where one can catch the small ferry boat which regularly crosses over the small stretch to a large, clean sandy coast. The beaches in this area are all EEC blue flag.
Flights and car hire: Although we leave it to guests to arrange their own flights to Faro, we may be able to help with car hire by recommending some reliable firms. Car hire is really necessary as public transport is not easily accessible from the villa; it is best arranged before you leave. You can pick up your car at Faro Airport when you arrive, and leave it there when you return home.