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Pool / Spa
No pets - Nur nach Absprache mit Vermieter möglich.Nur nach Absprache mit Vermieter möglich.
No smoking - Rauchverbot nur innerhalb der VillaRauchverbot nur innerhalb der Villa
Max guests: 4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 18
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great stay in a beautiful property
The hosts are really nice, always available and very discreet allowing you to enjoy their property in complete freedom. There are two dogs and two cats but really well behaved and clean. We enjoyed our stay in Ralf and Sonja's property.
Portuguese charm meets German excellence.
We had an amazing holiday here at Monte Estrela. Sonja and Ralf were top hosts. The dogs and cats added a homely feel, and the set up for kids is just brilliant. The house is beautiful.
Monte Estrela lies just off the beaten track, so you are not squeezed in amongst the tourist throng. However, Moncarapacho is only 10-20 minutes from Olhao, Fuseta, and Tavira (Tavira is a special place).
If you like running, you have access to many trails that are only a few minutes away from the house. If you like cycling then you are on the edge of some great hills with beautiful climbs. In particular the climb to Barranco do Vehlo. If you loke relaximg, then the salt pool at the villa is perfect.
This place is a small slice of heaven (although as a a secularist, that is purely a metaphor). Anyhow, we would go back in a second.
Douglas, Joanne, and girls.
Perfect holiday home for the whole family
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.
Awesome! (My daughter's phrase)
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.
Luxurious and very relaxing accomodation
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!
A luxurious & comfortable villa in a great setting
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.