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Quinta with Private salt water Pool, Moncarapacho area, East Algarve

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,475 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse


About the property

Modern farmhouse in a quiet relaxing countryside location sleeps 6/7

Built in the traditional Algarve style with fantastic wood beamed ceilings throughout this spacious farmhouse has been extensively refurbished to a high standard to include Air-conditioning throughout. It has 3 double bedrooms and a new fitted kitchen with dining area & all mod cons including American fridge/freezer with ice maker. The living room has a 42' TV with Sat & DVD. The Quinta stands in its own private grounds of 40,000sq mtrs and is an ideal holiday home for families. The terrace and outside covered eating area is situated by the pool and pool bar(with fridge & music centre) this is ideal for evening BBQ's. The pool is accessed via steps to the shallow end (80cm) ideal for children and the deep end is 1.7 mtrs. The terrace looks out over the grounds planted with Orange, Lemon, Almond, Fig & Olive trees. The farmhouse is situated close to the local town of Moncarapacho with all its shops and cafe's but the area retains the true Portuguese character unspoilt by tourism.

Things to do: Although the Quinta dos Cavalos is situated in the eastern Algarve being placed close to the major roads means that it is ideal to travel to see the sights. The capital of the Algarve, Faro, is 20kms away and is a busy European city with a new shopping mall containing multi screen cinema, food hall and designer boutiques, and a large supermarket, but also has the older town still unspoilt. The closest beach at Fuseta is only 15 min drive but both Fuseta and Olhao run small ferries to the islands of the famous Ria Formosa with all the most unspoilt beaches of the Algarve. Within a 40min drive you have all the tourist attractions eg. water-slide park, zoo marine (with swimming with the dolphins), casinos nightclubs ect. The other way Spain is only 52kms away with Seville 2hr drive and Gibraltar 4hr drive.

Assistance: Julian who looks after things will be only to happy to help you in any way from assistance in the house to advice on places to go and local eating places. He will also meet and greet all guests. Directions and a map will be provided to give you directions from the airport. .

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

That's all you can say about this lovely villa and the photo's certainly do not do it justice. It is so quiet and peaceful here and gives you a restful holiday.
Nov 2010
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Moncarapacho Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2475 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • Bathroom 1 is the en-suite to the master bedroom. Bathroom 2 is the family bathroom. Bathroom 3 is the outdoor shower by the pool. Towels for the bathrooms inside are provided and changed weekly when bathrooms are cleaned and we request that you provide your own beach towels please.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedroom 1 is the master bedroom with en-suite bathroom the bed is actually a super king size. Bedroom two has a king size Bed Bedroom three has two single beds A cot is available if required. bedrooms 2 & 3 are both double bedrooms. All bedrooms have got built in wardrobes Linen is provided and changed weekly and each bedroom has fans provided.
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
We request that you do not smoke inside the property but are welcome to smoke anywhere outside. All the terracing is south facing and gets the sun all day and there is a Pagoda which is covered and provides shading to eat under. The pool is accessed by steps into the shallow end which is 80cms deep making it ideal for children but they must be supervised as the deep end is 1.7meters deep. The pool bar can be used by guests and contains optics and music system which has the facility for your to plug in your MP3's or iPod's, to enable you to listen to music whilst swimming or sunbathing and there is an outside shower which we would request that people use before entering pool. For the cooler winter evenings each room has plug radiators and living room has a wood burner. The garden and pool maintenance is provided.


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Quinta with Private salt water Pool, Moncarapacho area, East Algarve
average rating of 4.3 based on 19 reviews
Portland, OR

Expectations not met

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We stayed in this property Aug 13-19, 2017 family of 5: 3 adults and 2 children (12 + 11 years old).

As long time visitor to the Algarve (30+ years) and a frequent renter of vacation homes in the area this property was a significant disappointment: House is near freeway - cars on freeway visible from the pool/backyard (though no noise disturbance). House is difficult to locate without proper directions and signage, we received a hand drawn map and had to call someone to meet us and help us to find the place. House is very close to owner’s house with no fence and/or separation between the two houses. The house was not set up for rental outside family and friends: Broken furniture (bed, chairs), lack of outlet in bathroom, owner's dog (albeit cute) peeing on personal towels and roaming the backyard, personal belongings (incl personal hygiene products) visible in drawers & on shelves in kid’s room, worn out deckchairs and mismatched silverware, glasses, and plates. While house has air-condition units in all rooms leaving more than 3 on will cause power outage as the single power unit is also servicing the owner’s parents’ home. Owner's mom had to come over on a regular basis to reset power. It would have been helpful to have instructions a/o someone telling us not to use a/c upfront - we were told after our departure that we had used "excessive electricity". With no check in/check-out directions we were also not instructed how to deal with garbage (incl. bins in bathrooms) upsetting the owner. We felt at times we were intruding (teenagers walking through the backyard snapping pictures) and interrupting the family set up.

When my husband asked about a partial refund owner at first was cooperative and willing to discuss when I followed up a day later I was told there would be no refund listing the use of electricity and leaving the "rubbish in the toilet bins" as an excuse. Disappointing stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful quiet villa in picturesque surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from our stay in this beautiful villa which is situated in the countyside with lovely views. The villa is very large, cool ,clean and comfortable and has everything you need from a home from home. It is tastefully decorated and furnished and has provided us with a very relaxing holiday. It's lovely to have beaches nearby and the luxury of a pool for those really lazy days. The Eastern Algarve is well worth a visit - the people are great, the food delicious and the prices very reasonable. We found some excellent restaurants venturing inland and also in Moncarapacho. There are plenty of places to visit with lots of history instead of a beach day. Jason, the owner, is a delight. He always responded very promptly to any emails and provided us with a friendly and efficient experience. Thank you Jason.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very good for families and children.

  • 5 of 5

Spacious and well equipped. Good pool area, BBQ and bar. Quiet location.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Quiet spacious villa

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this villa for 2 weeks.

You'll find the villa has everything you need, although it could benefit from some new dinnerware if like us you like everything to match but we appreciate that many people don't take care of these things when hiring a villa which makes it difficult for owners.

The photo's don't really do the villa justice, the living room is well equipped and comfy although it gets the sun most of the day so keep the curtains closed to keep the heat down. The kitchen area is very spacious if you wanted to eat in and has all mod cons (if you want to use the coffee machine in the villa you'll need to get some coffee pods from Aldi none of the other shops did ones which fitted!)

The villa is approx. 10 minutes by car into Moncarapacho itself where you have a bakery, a small supermarket and a few restaurants.

From the villa you have a direct road to Olhao where you have access to much larger supermarkets Jumbo, Modelo as well as some you'll probably know Aldi and Lidl. In Olhao you also have what feels like an unlimited number of restaurants to choose from.

Ask Keith for details of a great restaurant on the front which served very good food, we also liked the one 2 doors along which midweek offered 3 courses for just 7.90 euro. Dessert was fruit but the sea bass was excellent.

The owners parents live next door so although the villa is in a quiet location you do have people close by if needed.

For sun lovers the pool area is simply fantastic, in May you could sit in the sun from before 9 till about 7pm if you moved the loungers even later. Surprisingly the pool was quite warm, normally we find pools in Portugal freezing and if you need to escape the sun or for eating outdoors the seating area is covered to give some shade.

If you prefer the beech you have Fuseta about 25 minutes away or can travel to the more touristy areas in about an hour.

Would not hesitate in going back to this villa.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Comfortable and relaxing

  • 4 of 5

Set in lovely gardens with orange, lemon and tangerine trees. The grounds are a haven for wildlife. The modern villa is spotlessly clean and comfortable, with no steps so ideal for the less mobile. Keith and Thelma are helpful and accommodating, but not intrusive. Our third visit to the area and the best villa we have stayed in.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Heather for your glowing review and for pointing out that it was spotlessly clean and comfortable and also accessible for the less able holidaymakers. Hope to see you in the future.
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Lovely spacious, clean villa

  • 4 of 5

This was our second stay at this villa and again we were not disappointed. This is a lovely, well furnished/equipped, spacious villa and very clean. There is plenty of outside space with seating areas and a salt water pool. Keith and Mary live in the nearby house and are very friendly, helpful and can give lots of useful advice. It is a bit off the beaten track but that is why we like it. We would definitely recommend this villa to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Foupana, and Moncarapacho.
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
A 22
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Quinta dos Cavalos is situated in the countryside outside of Moncarapacho with all its cafe's, shops, PO, bank, pharmacy & petrol station. We are also only a short distance from the Olhao junction on the A22 which is the main motorway across the Algarve giving access to the airport.

The beaches are all within a short drive with the nearest being Fuseta with its beach bars and a ferry to other beaches on the islands. The town of Olhao is only a 15/20 min drive which is the largest fishing port in the Algarve with it's daily fresh fish and fruit and veg market, and contains the larger supermarkets, shops and restaurants. Olhao peir runs small passenger ferries (15min ride) across to the idyllic islands of Armona & Farol with its beaches and restaurants.

Golf: The farmhouse is ideally placed for golf courses with a small 9 hole course within a 10min drive and larger championship courses to both the east and west. Please note that to play golf you will need your handicap certificate and soft spike shoes. All these courses are within a 30min drive away.

Golfing on this holiday?

It now costs €80/£80 to put your Golf Clubs on the plane.

You can now hire a set from €35 per week of all the latest best known makes from

located at Faro airport.

e-mail - / Tel:- 00351 9188 849 82.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $200.75


For bookings more than two months from the time of arrival a 20% non refundable deposit is payable on booking and the balance paid in full two months prior to arrival date. For bookings less than two months before arrival payment in full is required on booking. An additional £150 breakage deposit is required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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