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MONTE ESTRELA,holiday paradise

31 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights


Fornalha House Rental Photos and Description

New - modern - top quality - fully equipped - ecological construction

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german, portuguese
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Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2016
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based on 31 traveler reviews

average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews

Perfect holiday home for the whole family

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 12 nights in this beautiful house with our two daughters 4 and 5,5. We do like a little bit of comfort during our holidays which we for sure found here. It is actually not really a holiday home because the offers more than that. The kitchen is fully equipped. All rooms are build with high quality materials. Lot's of toys for the kids and numerous outside areas where you can sit quietly. In the morning we picked our fresh oranges for breakfast right from the trees! The garden itself is a very pleasant area to be. The pool as a central area with multiple sun areas and playgrounds. The hosts truly understand how to give you a warm welcome and a hassle free stay. We strongly recommend this location for people who are looking for a high quality holiday home.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Awesome! (My daughter's phrase)

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing two weeks staying at Monte Estrela (2 adults and 2 children). The house and grounds are even more lovely than in the pictures. The place is a haven of tranquillity. It has everything we could possibly have needed or wanted for a fabulous holiday in our favourite part of the Algarve.Ralf and Sonja were very welcoming and gracious. One evening we mentioned we would love to have a hammock to laze in and by the next evening a hammock had been installed! Fantastic service. While Sonja, Ralf and their boys live on the same grounds as the green villa they were not intrusive in anyway but were always on hand when needed to give assistance or advice on our holiday plans. They were wonderful.

Our children loved the garden, picking fresh fruit, feeding the chickens and pigs and having the company (if wanted) of the cats and Jack the dog. The pool is also incredible. We just had a truly great holiday. The only downside was when we had to come home :(

I would definitely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Luxurious and very relaxing accomodation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time whilst staying at monte estrela. The accommodation is modern, of a high standard and you have everything you need, whilst still feeling some of the old portugal through the neighbouring ancient buildings and close proximity to the very nice town of moncarapacho. The garden and pool are shared with the owners but there is plenty of space to find a quiet moment on your own and Sonja and Ralf find a good balance between being friendly and helpful whilst respecting your own space. We were very grateful for Sonja providing a generous basket of food and a bottle of wine when we arrived. The garden is great for kids with chickens and pigs to look at, friendly cats, jack the dog, the playground and lots of toys which Sonja is happy to lend. And if you visit when the oranges are ripe, the juice is the best you will taste!

We would recommend anyone looking for a relaxing and friendly base from which to explore the surrounding region and coastline. Baril beach was our favourite with great sand and swimming and a nice walk or mini train ride to the sea!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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A luxurious & comfortable villa in a great setting

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect holiday villa for all, in particular families with children. The villa is spacious and modern, comfortable and clean, and tastefully decorated. It is also well-equipped and the welcome basket was a lovely touch from the owners as we had arrived in the evening. We appreciated the eco-features. which for example ensured the house was warm in the early Spring when we stayed. The views from the 2 roof terraces are stunning where sun lounging is also possible. The gardens are as lovely as in the pictures, and our son had lots of fun using the mini-football pitch and play area. The garden has a number of orange and lemon trees which means it is possible to make your own freshly squeezed juice!

The owners are very friendly and provided us with useful suggestions for day trips - the many nice sandy beaches, markets and nearby towns and attractions (Tavira, and Loule for example). Good access to the motorway also makes it easy to explore other parts of the Algarve. Moncarapacho itself has a number of small supermarkets, bakeries and restaurants.

This is our second stay at Monte Estrela and we have highly recommended it to our friends.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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Wonderful, relaxed & well maintained house

  • 5 of 5

Ideal location outside of Moncarapacho, close to Fuseta. Very good and clean facilities, well stocked kitchen. Owners are friendly, very helpfull. House is ideal for a family with young children. The garden, pool, trampoline are well maintained. We had a wonderful, relaxed vacation and will recommend it to friends!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Paradise found near Moncarapacho!!

  • 5 of 5

The grounds are beautiful - with fruit trees, plants and flowers! The house is very comfortable and has all the amenities. The whole family enjoyed swimming and relaxing around the salt water pool. We enjoyed the property so much we extended our stay by 2 days - We did not want to leave!

Sonja and Ralf were very helpful and provided us names of restaurants and places to visit - they made our visit most agreable.

Our best restaurants, in Faro - O Gimbras and in Moncarapacho - Antonio's.

The old streets in Moncarapacho were charming. The castle and the camera obscura in Tavira were beautiful and interesting to visit.

The Alcazar and cathedral in Sevilla were impressive! (although 1h45 min away). Great memories, thank you Sonja and Ralf!!

We would recommend it to friends and relatives.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Nearest Airport
21.8 Kilometres
Faro Airport, Faro, Portugal
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Kilometres
Centre Moncarapacho
Nearest Ferry
6.5 Kilometres
Fuseta - Ihla Fuseta
Nearest Golf
5.9 Kilometres
Colina Verde Golf, Maragota, Moncarapacho
Nearest Motorway
2.8 Kilometres
A22, Faro/Spain
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Kilometres
Centro Moncarapacho
Nearest Beach
6.5 Kilometres
Praia dos Tesos, Fuseta
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Fornalha House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Preis 8
Oct 9 2016 - Nov 12 2016
7 night minimum stay
Preis 9
Nov 13 2016 - Dec 17 2016
7 night minimum stay
Xmas & New year
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Preis 1
Jan 8 2017 - Feb 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Preis 2
Feb 12 2017 - Apr 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Preis 3
Apr 16 2017 - Jun 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Preis 4
Jun 18 2017 - Sep 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Preis 5
Sep 17 2017 - Oct 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Preis 6
Oct 15 2017 - Nov 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Preis 7
Nov 17 2017 - Dec 14 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $328

Service wie Babysitting, Massage oder andere Wünsche werden gerne organisiert, müssen aber gesondert berechnet werden
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Fornalha House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 105 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom on the first floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom on the ground floor - toilet , bidet
  • Toiletries and towels are provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Main bedroom on the first floor - one double bed - 180x200 cm
    Children's room on the first floor - one bunk bed - Two 90x200 cm beds
  • A baby cot can be provided upon request.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
The luxuriously furnished house has a central heating and cooling system as well as other amenities, and leaves nothing to be desired. Should you have to work while on vacation, a fax machine, WiFi, and a laptop are available.

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