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Portugal Algarve: 4 Bedroom luxury Mansion house

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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chateau / country house
Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights


Moncarapacho Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Hilltop with sea and mountain views, beautiful artistic interior

The swimming pool has been built to make the most of the sunshine. The terrace was built in a special way to work with the sunshine as a natural heating system for the pool.

Bedrooms (4) 1 en-suite double master bedroom and 2 twin rooms all with their own terraces and a 4th separate double bedroom and en suite bathroom in a studio.

Bathrooms (4) 2 en suite bathrooms, 1 having a bath with a view and a separate double shower the other with large walk-in shower. All with double marble washbasins. A third Moroccan style mosaic shower room with double marble washbasins.

Open plan kitchen with modern steam oven, induction cooking, red and black granite dresser, hand painted tiles and an open fire place.

Large games room/atelier with seating area and office space with internet access.

Baby bed and high chair provided

Cosy living room with seating around an open fire.

Maid service, bath and beach towels supplied, bedding supplied.

Underfloor heating/cooling throughout. Plus air-con.

Extra changing room with toilet and shower near the pool.

Wonderful Beaches

Fuzeta beach | Barril beach | Santa Luzia beach | Tavira beach | Culatra Beach | Cabanas beach | Manta Rota beach | Lote beach | Armona beach | Praia Verde beach | Cabeço beach | Vila Real beach | Faro beach | Fábrica beach | Ilha Desserta beach | Farol beach | Monte Gordo beach


Tavira | Olhão | Faro | Castro Marim | Vila Real de Santo António | Fuzeta | St Luzia | Moncarapacho | São Brás de Alportel | Estói | Cacela | St Catarina do Fonte do Bispo | Alcoutim | Luz de Tavira | Cabanas


Ria Formosa Natural Park | The hills (serra) | The Guardiana River


Bird watching | Golf | Fishing| Boating| Shopping| Markets| Historic places| Churches etc.

Monte das Figueiras at a glance:

4 bedroom 4 bathroom estate style property with private pool, in 8000 sq. mtrs

Located near the picturesque village of Moncarapacho

Beautiful panoramic views to the coast and inland mountains

Private terraces around the house, BBQ area, landscaped gardens

Underfloor heating/cooling, 3m deep, green granite swimming pool with separate children's pool.

Large elevated main terrace with outside worktop and sink

Office space with internet access.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Christian Oerlemans
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german, portuguese, dutch
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 4, 2016

About Christian Oerlemans

Will Kellermann is an artist/ painter from Holland. See her website

Her husband Christian Oerlemans is an ex advertising man, author, poet and journalist.

Christian Oerlemans purchased this chateau / country house in 2008

Why Christian Oerlemans chose Olhao

Very personal, artistic, unique. Not just a rent-a-house but a private house that we rent out occasionally.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Comfort, views, location. Terraces all around the premises, swimming pool in green granite, large gardens, almost 1 ha of rustic land amids the orange groves.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This place has soul and we are all stunned by its beauty. It completely melted our Northern hearts.We will cherish the fond memories of joy around the dinner table, the children playing in the pool, the views and the sunsets.

Thank you for letting us stay here.

Jan Tore

The stay in your house made our summer!

I have never seen a more beautiful house and you must have big hearts sharing the art and personale touch with strangers. I really hope we can come back to this place.

Line Tore
Jul 2012
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Restaurant Colibri
"Very good."
Gunther's Restaurante
Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
27 holes near Tavira, and 9 short holes nearby.
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Moncarapacho, Colibri, very good
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Car: necessary

After a beautiful country drive, which takes you past plenty of fields full of orange and lemon trees and lots of quaint little farmhouses with original water mills, you reach the double gates that take you up the drive to the brow of the hill and this country oasis called Monte das Figueiras, a Portuguese estate style property near the picturesque village of Moncarapacho and 20 minutes from the beaches of Fuzeta and the islands.

The newly built main house (‘fazenda’) immediately invites you in by way of authentic and antique imported Bali double doors leading to the double height entrance hall.

This is the heart of the property, hence the large round family table with chairs and antique teak wood benches, seated in the 8 meters high hallway leading to the open plan kitchen with modern steam oven, induction cooking, red and black granite dresser and hand painted tiles and an open fire place. Large wooden French doors open up to a pergola covered terrace with wrought iron and glass tables and chairs. The large stairway in the hall takes you up to a mezzanine with library, underneath the wood feature ceiling with indirect lighting and from there via the landing to the cosy living room with seating around an open fire. Two large balconies offer views over the rolling hills and the double French doors take you out on to a partly covered wide terrace with BBQ and outside kitchen part. From here you have an almost 360 degrees view, to the sea in the South and the mountains in the North. A few steps down from here and you are at the pool area, which, because of the sloping land, is also only a few steps from the ground floor level.

Monte das Figueiras is designed by the owners, a creative couple from Holland. Christian Oerlemans, former owner and creative director of a well known advertising agency, famous for many campaigns in Holland, like 'Even Apeldoorn Bellen'. Author of novels and poems. His wife is Will(emine) Kellermann, painter of the 'Romantic Adventurism' (, a colourful artist, her paintings selling worldwide. She is responsible for the interior decoration and the choice of materials. This ownership makes the house very special, both inside and out.


Rates & Availability

Moncarapacho Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $55 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $546

booking by banktransfer, 50% in advance, 50% one week before arrival, no additional charges for cleaning, housekeeping, energy, taxes etc.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Moncarapacho Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 350 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , double showerroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Near the swimming pool, changing room with shower and toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • All bathrooms with double washbasins, decorated with hand painted tiles from Portugal and Morocco.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa bed is double bed hided in sofa
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Foldable cot, babybed only when needed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Detached apartment,ensuite bathroom,extra single bed possib
  • Large master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, double shower, bath with a view, wc, bidet, double washbasins. Studio with double bed(plus 1 single if required), en-suite bathroom with large walk in shower, wc, bidet, double washbasins. Two bedrooms with 2 single beds (cot, sofa bed available), bathroom with walk in shower, double washbasins, wc. All bedrooms/bathrooms tiled with original Portuguese and Moroccan handmade tiles.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
The house was designed by the owner in authentic Portuguese style. Many 'colonial' items like doors, furniture etc. were imported from Bali. All bathrooms have handpainted tiles. The ;pool is in green granite, with a smaller overflow pool for children.The woman/owner is an artist painter and looked after the interior design with many art objects and paintings.,

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