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Villa in Monchique, West Algarve, Portugal

Bedrooms 7
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Monchique, West Algarve, Portugal


About the place

Ribeira do Banho, villa Monchique is a

true oasis

, a perfect 2 storey, holiday villa if you are looking for rest and peace, and surrounded by nature!

Located near the fairytale village of Caldos de Monchique, the villa Monchique is a luxury 7 bedroom, all en-suite, set in 5 hectares (12 acres) of private hilly woodland, in the mountain area of Monchique Algarve, but only a short drive a way from Portimao. Various terraces, beautiful gardens, super views give you the feeling to be landed in

an oasis of rest and peace

. The

unique salt water swimming poo

l really has to be seen to be fully appreciated.


Ribeira do Banho, villa Monchique, is a new (accomplished in 2004), modern super villa, built on 5 hectares of private grounds. The villa is spacious and decorated with style and has

all modern comforts


The villa Monchique has 7 bedrooms, all en-suite and boasts a double lounge and dining room for 14.

Ribeira do Banho has 2 storeys. On the ground floor of villa Monchique you find 4 en-suite bedrooms, all with twin beds. The fully fitted, well equipped kitchen has a breakfast table and doors to a little terrace.

The double lounge has ample soft chairs, around the fire place, a TV, DVD, CD, MP3, player and Wifi. The villa Monchique has an utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and ironing facilities.

On the second floor of the villa Monchique, you find another 3 bedrooms, all en-suite with twin beds. Also a little extra living room with kitchenette. Here you find covered terraces with

magnificent views of the Monchique Mountains

and towards the coast.

All beds, linen, bedding and towels of the villa Monchique, are of outstanding quality.

Ribeira do Banho is a unique, luxury villa in the Algarve, close to Monchique.

The villa Monchique has a cleaning service twice a week, linen change once a week(by 2 weeks or more stay), floor heating for fresh evenings (additional costs), and fans for the hot summer nights!


Ribeira do Banho, set on large piece of

private country estate

, in the hills of Monchique, is an holiday paradise, for people seeking rest and piece, in natural surroundings. The surrounded area is covered with olive, citrus, pine and cork trees. The gardens of the villa Monchique are well established with pretty, trees, plants and colourful flowers. The villa Monchique has plenty of terraces some in the sun, some in the shade, some overlooking the gardens and pool, others the superb views of the country side area and even views of the Atlantic Ocean!

The pool of the villa Monchique, is one of the most different and special pools I have ever seen, the owner has designed this pool by himself, so an unique salt water pool. The pool has

infinity edges

and is bordered by two ponds that are full of Lillies, Exotic Fish and Frogs. Become one with the nature in the pool of villa Monchique.


Ribeira do Banho is on the way to

mountain village Monchique

, but walking distance from Caldas the Monchique, a fairy-tale village, well known of their springs. The Romans and the Moors already used the bubbling spring water, this hidden source still works. The thermal water bubbles up from 33 ° C and helps against many diseases.

Here you find a few nice bars and reatuarants. Apart from this, there is an excelent restaurant, named Foz do Banho about 100 meters walk from the villa Monchique!

Serra de Monchique, is a mountain range stretching from west to east and has two main peaks, the Foia (900 meters) and the Picote (775 meters).

The vegetation shows a merging of

subtropical and Mediterranean species

: Central European oaks, pines, chestnuts, cork oaks, walnut trees, strawberry trees, azaleas, heather and oleander plants. In the valleys you see: bananas, oranges and olives.

Monchique situated at an altitude of 450 meters on the mountainside. Is known for its furniture and baskets and for its ham. It is a small mountain town, 10 minutes drive from Foz do Banho.

The villa Monchique is only

20 minutes drive to Portimao

, where you find the largest shopping centre of Portugal, Agua Shopping, and many large supermarkets and other shops, like Primark and H&M. Another 5 minutes drive and you are at Praia da Rocha, well known for its beautiful beach with nice rock formations, and lively night live, lots of bars, restaurants, a Marina (harbor) and lots of nice beach bars.

Not far from the villa (5 km) is an 18 hole golf course (Morgado), and the Omega Zoo is also only a 5 minutes drive. Other activities in the Algarve with in easy reach from Ribeira do Banho Monchique, are sailing, mountain biking, walking, bicycling, dolphin and jeep safaris.

For more quiet beaches, in half an hour drive you are at the West Coast, Aljezur, where you find

beautiful white sandy beaches

, lots of surfers, and a complete different world then Praia da Rocha!

A unique place to stay

Ribeira do Banho, villa Monchique, is a unique luxury villa for rent in the Algarve. Here you find an oasis of peace and beautiful nature, but only a 20 minutes drive to buzzling Portimao and Praia da Rocha.

Guests comments

We had a fabulous time and will recommend to everyone we know! was amazing. Couldn't ask for more.

We liked being close tot the beach but away from the crowds and heat. Great outdoor areas. The pool is incredible. There were so many outdoor spaces I didn't get to enjoy them all even though we were there a week.

Kemp, 13 July 2012


Wood burning stove

BBQ (gas or charcoal)

Private parking

Total build area:

400 m2

Total plot:

5 hectares


Single beds


7 en-suite twin bedrooms. Downstairs 4, 3 upstairs.




Shower in bath


7, 4 showers, 3 baths.


Well equiped

Electric hob



Coffee machine



Micro wave

Laundry room

Washing machine

Tumble dryer



High chair



Sat. TV




TV channels:

Dutch, English, German

Wellness and pool

Private pool

Heated pool

Pool dimensions:

5 x 10 meters


Salt water. Pool heating up to 23 degrees, extra costs.


Midweek towel change

Cleaning in between weeks

Maid service:

twice a week


Prices are based on 6 guests, add €100 per person per week (high season) € 75 mid and € 50 low season.

Costs for heating € 150,- per week

Changeover day - Friday, flexible low season

Security deposit: €500


Wireless Internet, mid-week towel change, twice a week maid service

Linen and towels, bring your own beach towel


Costs for heating € 150,- per week

Heating swimming pool € 250. Pool can be heated up to 23 degrees.

WEEKLY PRICES FOR 1 - 6 persons






West Algarve

Faro Airport: 80 km

Caldas de Monchique: 1 km

Monchique: 10 km

Portimao: 20 km

Beach: 25 km

Bar and Restaurant: 100 meters

Shopping Center: 20 km

More Details

Property Manager
Russell Or David..
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017


Monchique Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Internet
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool


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  • You will be charged the rental cost for this booking only. Any extra charges such as cleaning fees, cots, high chairs or electricity consumption will be confirmed at the time of booking and may be payable at the time of booking separately or on arrival.