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Peaceful hillside country villa, private pool, stunning views,Wifi,not isolated

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Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights


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1 double and 2 twin bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, 1 shower room. Sleeps max 6

Monte das Pedras is a privately owned house situated in one acre of south facing hillside with panoramic views of the valley and village of Gorjöes beyond. The tranquil natural rock garden setting makes for an ideal 'get away from it all' holiday. Whilst secluded, it is ideally situated between the towns of São Bras de Alportel (a typical Algarvian town) and the well-known market town of Loulé. Good shopping and restaurants are all within 6 kilometres.

Extensive terracotta terraces surround the house and 9X6.5m private pool (which can be heated) with sun-loungers, furniture and barbecue for al fresco dining. A roof terrace is ideal for sun-tanning or a cool evening place to view the Mediterranean sunsets and night sky. Shade is provided by covered terraces.

The house is furnished in local pine with comfortable settees, an open fire for cooler evenings and air conditioning for when hot. French windows open onto the breakfast terrace with extensive views south across the olive groves. Wifi is available

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  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Angela Scrivin
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french
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October 16, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Bonjour, suite à notre séjour à Monte Das Pedras avec la famille Xxxxxxx du 29 juillet au 12 aôut 2015, nous tenons à vous faire savoir que nous avons passé de très bonnes vacances.

La maison, la piscine, les alentours, les commerces, les restos ..... rien à dire et sans oublier John et son équipe.

De part son isolement, nous avons pu nous reposer et profiter du calme.

Nous gardons un très bon souvenir pour nos premières vacances au Portugal.

Merci encore en espérant vous recontacter bientôt.
Jul 2015
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Peaceful hillside country villa, private pool, stunning views,Wifi,not isolated
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 18 reviews
Harefield, Middlesex, UK

Wonderful relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had the most relaxing holiday at Monte Das Pedras. The villa is in a beautiful setting on a hillside. It was very clean and tidy, the maid comes twice a week. The pool is fabulous and a lovely size 9x5 approx, the shallow end is 1.25m which was perfect for me as someone who likes to be able to touch the bottom. The deep end was 2.25m which was great for my husband who is a confident swimmer. There are numerous terraces to sit on, including a nice size roof terrace for star gazing.

The views from the front terrace are stunning and the garden surrounding the villa is very well laid out.

We wanted a relaxing holiday and thats exactly what we got.

The driveway is quite steep but its fine in 1st gear. It only took about 30 minutes from Faro Airport.

The villa is a nice size and well equiped, there are shutters on the doors and windows and a security alarm which makes you feel safe and secure.

We went to the municipal market in Loulé one Saturday morning and loved it. If you like fresh fish this is the place to go and it was very reasonably priced. They also had meat, honey, fruit and veg, wine and a couple of small pottery/gift shops inside and around the outside.

Google maps took us to the Gypsy market by mistake, which we didn't like at all. It was stalls put up on a disused building site, fake handbags and purses everywhere. Although there were a couple of nice linen stalls.

We drove in to Tavira one morning which was lovely, there are loads of restaurants and a small ruined castle (just some of the outer walls are left) but the view is wonderful and it is free.

The villa is only about a 12 minute drive from the large Continente Supermarket on the outskirts of Loulé. We also went to the smaller Intermarche supermarket in Sao Bras de Alportel but preferred the Continente.

Angela the owner was very quick responding to any questions I had. There was a small welcome pack which was much appreciated at 11.15pm!

We would definitely recommend this villa to friends and family, however if you have any trouble walking or climbing a few steps it is probably not suitable. Thank you Angela for allowing us to stay in your wonderful villa.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Gorgeous setting and villa

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed in the algarve many times over the years, and this villa for the price is amazing, it is not your typical modern villa however it's very comfortable. The outside is by far the best, the pool is lovely and the breakfast terrace with the views is the best I have seen out of all the villas I've stayed in. Quiet and peaceful and tranquil.. Thankyou Angela will be back for sure

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed Monte Das Pedras as we try hard to make it a home from home for our guests. We would be delighted to welcome you back again Angela
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Amazing villa Monte das Pedras

  • 5 of 5

The villa is very well equipped and there is a really nice pool area as well as a large breakfast/dining terrace. In Loulé and Sao Bras (ca. 5-6 km) you can find both the supermarkets as well as good reastaurants. In the surrounding of the villa we could listen and recognize plenty of summer birds and the swallows were showing their flying skills in nice sun shine in April 2016.

Thank you Angela for all, we are pleased to recommend this villa to our friends!


  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Relaxing comfortable Paradise In The Hills

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for a relaxing stay in the hills 30 mins from Faro airport. The villa is situated in an exclusive and quiet part just east of Loules and just off the N270. The villa is in a perfect location clean and with a good layout. 3 good size bedrooms, lounge and well equipped kitchen. Space for 2-3 cars if needed. Private balcony from one of the bedrooms and a front balcony from the lounge. To the right of the villa you walk to the pool area. Good size pool with ample space for many recliners. Pretty much a good sun trap but you do get shade in the evenings making it ideal to sit out late at night for meals around the table. Property is well looked after by I guess a good service company as the pool was spotless and the inside of the villa clean and tidy. A good place to take a hire car to visit places such as Tavira and Loules and for those who still want something English the sunny sands and gift shops in Albufeira. My rating would be 9/10 not 10/10 as we only had a week and we should of stayed for two weeks. I recommend this to people that enjoy taking in the local sites and can come back to their own paradise. I for sure am booking next year and the year after. Fab place!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Owner's Response: Thank you so much. So glad you enjoyed your stay and would be delighted to welcome you back again. I agree one week is really not enough to relax and enjoy the beauty of the Algarve. Angela
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Nice Relaxing Break

  • 5 of 5

Monte Das Pedras is a very clean and tidy well equipped villa, Loule and San Bras with a wide range of restaurants and supermarkets are both a short drive away that's if you can be bothered to drag yourself away from the pool and the amazing views.

The villa is not over looked very private in a quiet location I would highly recommend villa if your looking for nice relaxing holiday

Thank you Angela

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Peaceful, quiet and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Very nice Villa in a very peaceful and secluded location. We arrived to well stocked fridge, and clean and tidy rooms. Perfect for a quiet relaxing time and only 30 minutes from the beach. Loule is only ten minutes away where there is a good range of shops and a large supermarket. Lovely pool, plenty of loungers and great BBQ. No Sky TV or Wifi which actually helps you relax. We will book again. Thanks

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Fonte de Apra
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Val de Lobo
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Monte das Pedras is situated down a quiet non-tarmaced lane in beautiful countryside 20 minutes drive from Faro Airport, mid-way between Loulé and São Bras de Alportel. Set in one acre of hillside it has no neighbouring properties within view. Depending on the season it offers wonderful spring flowers, spectacular sunsets and good walking and birdwatching, certainly a place to unwind. North lie the mountains and conservation areas of cork oak and eucalyptus forests and the Alentejo, whilst the Spanish border is only 45 minutes east.

It is 25 minutes from beaches and top class golf facilities at Val do Lobo and Quinta do Lago.

There are a number of small food shops and bars in nearby Gorjoes and Agostos, with a good European restaurant less that 2km away, and good supermarkets and restaurants in Loulé and São Bras de Alportel, none more than 6km away.


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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $305

The above prices are for occupancy of FOUR people. RATES ARE INCREASED FOR 6 PEOPLE - PLEASE ENQUIRE. The pool can be heated for an additional £85 per week - please indicate whether you wish this. Price includes maid service twice a week for cleaning, a good welcome pack of groceries and the services of a local manager. Swimming towels are not provided. Payment by £sterling cheque or direct bank

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Apra Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Travel cot
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • 1 double, 2 twins, 1 folding travel cot
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Whilst all on one level, the house is unsuitable for those with mobility difficulties or young toddlers as there are steps up from the drive and around the pool area. A high chair and baby bath are available but please advise if needed. Free standing fans and mosquito nets in the bedrooms and a large ceiling fan in the living room are provided Large air conditioning unit which will chill or heat air depending on the temperature set. The pool , 9x6.5metres which can be heated by arrangement, has wide steps and a central handrail leading down. 6 Sunloungers and cushions are provided. A bamboo-covered terrace from the pool store provides shade for eating al fresco. A built-in charcoal barbecue is at the rear together with a staircase to the roof terrace. Steps from the pool area lead down to the drive and round to the breakfast terrace. Maid Tues and Thurs mornings for 2 hrs A car is essential to enjoy the location and the surrounding area to the full

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