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The perfect getaway secluded location with pool on terrace.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom Converted Farmhouse with Small Private Pool and Terrace

The Stonehouse is a converted 2 bedroom detached farm house nestled in the hillside with private swimming pool and secluded south facing terrace with panoramic view across tree tops towards Portimão, where the sea can be seen glistening on the horizon, yet is just minutes from the quaint market town of Monchique offering all the local amenites, restaurants, cafes and bars, with the added benefit of being only a 25 minute drive from the south coast beaches, or 35 minutes from the more secluded and picturesque west coast beaches.

The Stonehouse offers comfort, space, character and as much seclusion as you desire. Restaurants and traditional bars are a few minutes drive away or make use of the stone BBQ on the terrace or fully equipped kitchen.

Entering through the kitchen to the spacious living room with dining table, 4 dining chairs, sofa, 2 arm chairs, TV, Cd player & wood burning stove you can continue to enjoy the panoramic view.

Adjacent to the fully equipped kitchen which has a full electric cooker, fridge, microwave, coffee maker, Iron & board is a further bedroom which can accommodate 2 further people, either as a double, Twin or single.

Downstairs is the double bedroom (5ft wide bed) & bathroom (bath with shower over bath) toilet and basin, also housing a washing machine. All ground floor windows are fitted with fly screens.

Across the terrace is a small private swimming pool, perfect for cooling off on those gloriously hot sunny days! or just relax and enjoy the view in the shade of the old olive tree,

A patio table, parasol, 4 chairs, 3 sun loungers and stone BBQ are provided. Terraced gardens with wasing line. Hillside secluded location with stunning view.

For the winter months oil filled radiators are provided.

There is a weekly maid service

More Details

Owner
Mark & Sharon Jenkins
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2017

About Mark & Sharon Jenkins

We purchased the Stonehouse in 2007 having spent a wonderful holiday there to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary.

We have continued to rent the property since we bought it and regularly visit to ensure the upkeep of the property is maintained.

Mark & Sharon Jenkins purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Mark & Sharon Jenkins chose Algarve

Having never visited Portugal before we stayed at the Stonehouse to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary and fell in love with the house, location and area. As fate had it, it turned out that the property was for sale, so on a whim we decided it was to good a chance to miss and bought it!

The Stonehouse offers seclusion and privacy yet is within close proximaty to the quaint market town of Monchique that has all the amenities one requires when on holiday - cafes, restaurants, fruit/veg market, bank, chemist, butchers, souvenir shops and supermarket.

The view over the 'valley' towards Portimão and the south coast, just made us want to own this best of both worlds, seclusion but without being isolated. It is an ideal base to explore both the southern & western area of the Algarve,

What makes this cottage unique

The panoramic view from the private terrace and pool offering seclusion along with the unique layout of the property allowing the view to be enjoyed to the full.

The Stonehouse offers seclusion and privacy yet is within close proximaty to the quaint market town of Monchique that has all the amenities one requires when on holiday - cafes, restaurants, fruit/veg market, bank, chemist, butchers, souvenir shops and supermarket.

The view over the 'valley' towards Portimão and the south coast, just made us want to own this best of both worlds, seclusion but without being isolated. It is an ideal base to explore both the southern & western area of the Algarve,

Guestbook comments from the owner

Amanda and I are gradually coming back down to earth after another wonderful week at the Stonehouse. We were blessed by lovely weather (around 26-28 degrees - in the shade of the olive tree!) and apart from a couple of day trips we really did not feel the need to venture very far. In fact the best part about going out was coming back again to relax on the terrace, dip in the pool and admire the view! We love Monchique and the surrounding area, and think the Stonehouse itself is a very special place indeed, so many thanks for making it available.
Sep 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
84 Kilometres
Faro Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Caldas de Monchique
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Silves
Nearest Train
47 Kilometres
Portimao
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Caldas de Monchique
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Alvor
Car: necessary

The Stonehouse is ideally situated to visit the sandy beaches of the south coast or the more rugged secluded coastline of the west coast, both being within a 30 minute drive. The market town of Monchique is just a 10 minute drive, which has stunning views from both the peaks of Foia (the highest peak in the Algarve).& Picota. Caldas de Monchique (spa resort) Silves (castle) Portimao (19km), Lagos (zoo), Cape St Vincent - the most westerly point of Europe, Albufeira (zoo marine - where you can swim with the dolphins, during the summer season) & Pera - site of the international sand sculptures all within easy reach. A perfect location to visit most of the Algarve region.

Amenities

Monchique Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bath with shower over. Toilet to British standards. Fully tiled. Shaver point. Fly screen to window. Bathroom houses washing machine.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Single Beds can be made into a double if required
  • Main Bedroom is on lower floor.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming

Reviews

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The perfect getaway secluded location with pool on terrace.
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 34 reviews
5

lovely and calm house in the hills with perfect view on the ocean

  • 5 of 5

We stayed one weekend at this very lovely and calm house in the hills nearby Caldas de Monchique and it was wonderful. The house itself has a very comfortable king size bed and another room with two single beds, a beautiful decorated living room with a chimney, a bathroom with tub and washing-machine and a very nice terrasse (where we spend most of the time) with a breathtaking view on the hills and the ocean plus a BBQ-place, pool and an olive tree placed in the middle.

The kitchen has all kinds of dishes/cutlery you need but you should bring your own oil, spices etc. with you. It is small but worked perfectly out for us to prepare yummy meals.

The hosts wrote us a lot of information and there are several books with information about the hosue itself and the surrounding area. Mark and Sharon and are very friendly and helpful. The contact (email) was very personally and profesional at the same time.

We started to relax the moment we step onto the terrasse. It is perfect for kids (including child safety at the indoor stairs), we did a nice walk of 1,5 h to Caldas de Monchique, lots of BBQ and enjoyed the impressive starry sky with shooting stars at night.

Best regards and thanks again for having had us! Hope we can return soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ana-Maria Thank you for your lovely review of our Stonehouse & it's surroundings.it is always nice to hear from a guest post stay, to know if they enjoyed their selves, & if there is anything we could do to improve a stay. Great to hear that you spent many an enjoyable hour on the terrace. We find the view never ceases to amaze, & is so calming together with the peaceful location of the house, yet near enough to any facilities you need. Thank you again & look forward to hearing from you again should you wish to return, take care best wishes to you both. Kind regards Sharon & Mark
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Vancouver, BC, Canada
5

Peaceful place with spectacular views, away from the crowds

  • 5 of 5

The house is spacious and nicely furnished with a wonderful outside patio and private pool.

There are lots of interesting places to visit nearby and for those who like to walk a good choice of trails, both in the hills and on the nearby coast. Provisions for self catering can be found in Monchique or in some of the towns close by. Weather was very warm for our stay, and the greenery and shade around the house kept it comfortable, and cool enough for sleeping .

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, It's always good to have feedback post stay. Glad to hear that you enjoyed so many of the Stonehouse attributes. Happy travelling, kind regards Mark & Sharon
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Pleasant

  • 4 of 5

We had a pleasant stay. The location and the terrace area is very nice, but inside the house could perhaps use some updating. The lounge and main bedroom are spacious. The second bedroom got very hot [it was 38c each day], and the kitchen had minimal counter space and a small fridge. More toilet rolls, bin liners, etc were needed.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Tom. The Stonehouse is a 70+ year old property. We feel it has a character of it's age. The photos on on page we hope give guests a true picture of it's layout. Fans are provided for use to circulate air & should provide some comfort at night, but the hotter the temperature, the hotter the air, which we have no control over. We are looking into refurbishing the kitchen, but it is a typical Portuguese small kitchen, which can be short on counter space. We do have a small table/veg rack on wheels that can be moved around to ease this situation. We have not received any comments about the size of the fridge before. As regard to the toilet rolls & bin bags it is stated in the T&C's that toilet roll is only provided for arrival, & bin bags will be replaced when the maid cleans. We will certainly take your comments on board & try to address as many as possible. Thank you once again, & nice to hear that you all had a pleasant stay. Kind regards Mark & Sharon
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5

A stunning view and perfect solitude.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Stonehouse and especially the terrace for the view and its tranquility. The pool allowed us to cool off as was frequently needed and we really had no reason to do anything other than enjoy the house and it's near surroundings.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tom for your lovely review. So nice to hear that you like many guests have enjoyed the peace,quiet & privacy of the Stonehouse . Monchique is a beautiful quaint little old town, so glad you did manage to tear yourselves away from the terrace & pool to explore it! Your always welcome. Best wishes Mark & Sharon
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5

Lovely cottage in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent 12 days at the Stonehouse and loved every minute. It is a lovely cottage in stunning surroundings - very peaceful, amazing views, scents of eucalyptus and orange blossom - just wonderful. The weather was great so we made full use of the lovely patio, garden and pool. I would not hesitate to recommend this villa and monchique.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Louise & Andrew for your review, It's nice to hear that you had such a lovely time, & enjoyed the charm of the Stonehouse to the full. Thank you again, best wishes Mark & Sharon
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Pittsburgh, PA
5

Peaceful, cozy, and clean

  • 5 of 5

My husband and i spent 2 nights in the Algarve's stone house and loved every minute of it. I love a rental that is spotless and clean and this was. Sharon and Mark really made sure that they had everything for a comfortable stay, including travel information for the area. The view was spectacular! Bed was hard (very comfortable for us but maybe not for others). Would recommend putting maybe a motion sensor light outside near the parking area. We came in at dark each evening and it is pitch black in the mountains. Getting to the house with luggage and bags and then up those steps in the dark can be a touch difficult. The upside to this... Stargazing is amazing. Sharon and mark helped us re-arrange our stay after having to change our trip due to an emrgency at home. They were so kind and patient with us and we will be forever grateful. We loved their home and town and would never hesitate to recommend this rental to Anyone who wants a peaceful and very lovely experience in the Algave. Thank you again.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ariana Thank you for your kind review very much appreciated. We hope also that everyone is now well and in good health. Kind Regards Mark & Sharon
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $263.78

Additional Charge for 3 or more persons over the age of 10. Please ask for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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