check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag

The perfect getaway secluded location with pool on terrace.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Pay with confidence

When you book through the HomeAway checkout, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee™ offering comprehensive payment protection.

Learn more

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Monchique Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Mark & Sharon Jenkins
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2016
Call Owner

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
  • 1 of 10

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

The perfect getaway secluded location with pool on terrace.
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 27 reviews
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
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Lovely peaceful cottage

  • 5 of 5

Not long back from a wonderful stay at The Stonehouse. The view was breath-taking over the mountains to the coast. We had lovely clear blue skies for the first part of the holiday, and it was warm throughout the entire week. The cottage is lovely with a large lounge and everything that was required for our stay there. Although we never switched the t.v. or c.d. player on, as it was just nice to sit outside on the lovely large terrace and admire the views and the sounds of the birds. We ate outside every night, buying provisions from the local supermarket about 5-10 minutes away in Monchique. There were ample towels and bed linen, and Paula the maid made sure everything was alright for us during our stay. I can understand why Mark and Sharon love it so much, we could hardly tear ourselves away but here are lots of places to visit during the stay and we visited Alvor, the West Coast beaches and Monchique. Mark and Sharon provided loads of information of places to visit and all about the surrounding areas. There were local restaurants, which you could walk to during the day, but it was a long walk uphill back, but easily driveable in 5-10 minutes. If you want to get away from it all and just relax would certainly recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Pat thank you for your very kind words, very much appreciated. Regards Mark & Sharon
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Perfect hiday

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic setting, great set-up, hosts have thought of everything. So easy to slip in and out of the property. Spotless house, terrace and pool. Thank you very much !

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
4

Best views and lovely terrace.

  • 4 of 5

Very nice property with amazing surrounding , clean and tidy. Beds a little hard but this is my only grumble.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Our escape to a little bit of paradise.

  • 5 of 5

The Algarve is a wonderful holiday destination with some superb beaches, bustling resorts and, above all else, peace and tranquillity. Our stay at the Stonehouse in the Monchique Mountains had this in abundance, with easy access to anything else you might need.

Once we had settled ourselves into the delightful Stonehouse with it’s gorgeous terrace, fantastic views and the pool to cool off in when we became too warm, we found it very difficult to tear ourselves away, and only managing the odd walk of which there are lots. We did however manage to drag ourselves out for a few meals in the Monchique area where there are some charming little Restaurants, and even if you do have a relaxing holiday as we did, you must have at least one little wander around Monchique to savour the laid back life style of these very friendly people.

We simply cannot wait for the chance to return!

Brian & Dorothy Flitwick Bedfordshire England

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Perfect getaway holiday location

  • 5 of 5

Ideal location and setting situated in the hills of Monchique. Waking up every morning to a perfect view of the hills and sea in the distance and eating breakfast on the terrace (even in early November was 18C at 8.30am) was the best start to each day!

This location is perfect whether you want to just chill in one location or go exploring (we did a bit of both!).

The house is a short drive from many different places to visit ranging from Silves Castle to the tranquil setting of Caldas de Monchique to the fantastic views on both the west and south coasts.

There are also a large number of local eateries within a short distance catering for both local and world cuisines (the Piri Piri Chicken and Deep Fried Quail at nearby Foz da Banho was to die for!)

The nights that we didn't eat out, we managed to get food in the local supermarket in Monchique (approx 10 min drive) and cooked in the house which has a well equipped kitchen or on the barbeque on the terrace!

Overall, the house was very clean and, judging by the decoration, very well loved by the owner. With a decent sized modern bathroom and a wood burnging stove in the living room, it felt like a home from home.

We will definitely be returning again in the near future and would highly recommend this holiday home - thank you for such a great holiday!

Steve & Beth Coppin, Lincoln, UK.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
3 0

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.

Rates & Availability

Monchique Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Oct 30 2016 - Dec 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
$415
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
$611
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Jan 8 2017 - Feb 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
$403
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $82 per night, per additional guest
 
Early/Late Season
Feb 19 2017 - Feb 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$472
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $108 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Feb 26 2017 - Apr 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
$403
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $82 per night, per additional guest
 
Early/Late Season
Apr 9 2017 - Apr 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
$472
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $108 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season
Apr 30 2017 - May 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
$604
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $157 per night, per additional guest
 
Early/Late Season
May 7 2017 - May 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
$472
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $108 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season
May 28 2017 - Jul 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$604
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $157 per night, per additional guest
 
High SEason
Jul 16 2017 - Sep 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$862
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $191 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
$604
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $157 per night, per additional guest
 
Early/Late Season
Sep 24 2017 - Oct 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$472
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $108 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season
Oct 22 2017 - Oct 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$604
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $157 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Oct 29 2017 - Dec 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$403
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $82 per night, per additional guest
 
Early/Late Season
Dec 17 2017 - Dec 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
$472
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $108 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season
Dec 24 2017 - Jan 6 2018
2 night minimum stay
$604
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $157 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$535
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $126 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $252

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Contact Me Send a Message

Amenities

Monchique Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
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
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • 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

Partner Offers

You might like these similar properties