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Peaceful villa Heatable pool, Air con, tv & Wifi in Countryside, Mountain view

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,851 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay nights


About the property

3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms sleeps 6, heatable pool 10x 5mtrs Air conditioning & Wifi

Rental License no: 25947/AL

This beautiful villa lies high on top of a ridge in private and secluded gardens, in peaceful & tranquil surroundings giving breathtaking views of the Monchique Mountains and the south coast. This location is for those wishing to relax in tranquillity in this typically little Portuguese village with nearby orange groves, olive trees and vineyards.

This very attractive property is light and spacious with double doors to three sides of the large 20ft square lounge which is fitted with a new 42” tv, internet access, double glazing, air conditioning and mosquito blinds in lounge and all three bedrooms. Relax around the large 10 x 5mtr heatable pool for the sole use of our guests, the BBQ provides alfresco dining under a beautiful wooden gazebo in the hot balmy evenings.

We have again re-invested in the villa with a new kitchen, re-tiled bathrooms, all new beds & tv &

Each year we keep everything in tip top condition, this year it’s looking absolutely fabulous with its annual decoration inside & out. We hope you can come and enjoy it, as the Algarve enjoys 300 days of sunshine each year and the villa is now available for bookings all year.

The 50mtr frontage property is draped in Bougainvillea's and is situated behind electric gates with ample parking.

We have installed a new kitchen for 2014 being large and spacious and very well equipped, it lends itself conveniently to stepping out onto the shaded terrace with table and chairs for you to enjoy breakfast in complete privacy. There is also a bbq, sun loungers, parasols, pergola and various shaded areas giving exquisite views where ever you choose to dine.

Twenty minutes to Carvoeiro, Armacao and Senhora de Rocha some of the best beaches and restaurants along the Algarve displaying their fresh fish of the day, some of which fillet your fish at the table and offer an excellent choice of wines and many local Portuguese restaurants offering excellent 3 course meals for 8.50euros,

Within easy reach there is Tennis, Gym, Beauty/massage, lots of good restaurants, Horse riding, Zoo Marine, Slide & Splash numerous golf courses you´ll be spoiled for choice.

This villa enjoys many complimentary remarks in its visitor’s book as every consideration is given to our guests for complete satisfaction and the most enjoyable holidays.

More Details
Registration Number : 25947/AL

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
July 12, 2017

About Jean

Hi, we are Jean and John Davis, we bought this villa, new, in 2002, I guess we were smitten with the cute little Portuguese village. We often see the shepherd walking his sheep down the lane to graze, or the locals who live off the land and pick their olives in October. They grow their own oranges, pluck their chickens and bake their own bread, some still trot around on their donkeys, no jumping in the car to the local supermarket for a bottle of wine for them! (Yes, they grow the grapes too!) The Algarvians are friendly and have a relaxed attitude to visitors. Fishermen paint their boats in colours as bright as the spring flowers on the cliffs. Two donkey carts cause a ‘traffic jam’. At this pace of life even the most stressed businessman soon unwinds.

Jean purchased this villa in 2002

Why Jean chose Silves region

Our villa has two views, to the south you will see miles of the coast with the lights that romantically twinkle at night and to the north we have the Monchique mountains (the highest mountains in the Algarve) At night our palm trees make it a very pleasant place to sit and enjoy. Our villa is available all year round, the Algarve enjoys 300 days a year of sunshine even 70f in November. Our 10 x 5 mtr pool has heating if needed which is solely for the use of our clients. So, Come & Enjoy. See our special low season rates.

What makes this villa unique

Our location is ideal for those who want to totally relax and yet be near enough for the beach just 15 mins away. It is ideally situated for all your needs. We are often being told: why do we need to go out when we have all this here to enjoy.


São Bartolomeu de Messines Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1851 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Luxury Spacious Bathroom with marble vanity top with carpenters designed hand made cupboards, full size wall mirror, heated towel rail, and adjustable massage shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , wardrobe and chest of drawers
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , wardrobe and chest of drawers
    Bedroom - 1 king , Large wardrobe and safe
  • Lounge, and all 3 bedrooms have their own air conditioning units and mosquito blinds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Air conditioning. Swimming Pool heating is available upon request at an extra £150. per week. Wifi Internet access. smart tv Lounge and all bedrooms are fitted with mosquito blinds. The terrace (Faces towards the mountains). BBQ cot & high chair available upon request


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Peaceful villa Heatable pool, Air con, tv & Wifi in Countryside, Mountain view
average rating of 4.451613 based on 31 reviews

Lovely location, lovely villa but needs a lot if TLC.

  • 1 of 5

Unfortunately the pool heating was broken so the pool was very cold. Was not fixed. So kids spent very little time in the pool each day. We specifically booked a villa with pool heating as we know this from previous experience. So not quite the pool side holiday we had planned.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your premeditated plan to complain started on day one, it was extremely upsetting for me and my husband to receive your unreasonable & continuous slanderous emails displaying your aggression & threats, unnecessarily asking for your money back & compensation, as you know, our pool heating was interrupted for 24 hrs whilst we arranged an electrician to come to replace the timer switch. Fortunately, HomeAway now give villa owners the facility of reviewing their guests, and, HomeAway also display 28 out of 30 good reviews on our villa’s website.
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Not good,the villa was only best for summer use

  • 1 of 5

We were not impressed with the villa.

It was cold and damp.we only stayed one night, as the bed felt cold and dampwe lit a fire,the wood was rotten so no real heat.

We would appreciate a refund.

Joy and Robert Edward

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were sorry to see you leave after only one night but you said you wanted a villa with carpets and central heating and as I explained, most villas here in Portugal have tiles and air conditioning. Portugal has 300 sunny days a year, the temperature was 65f at that early time of year you were here, we didn’t find the villa to be damp especially after using the heat from the air conditioning and the log fire. We hope you managed to find somewhere more to your liking.
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excellant villa with all mod cons

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with this villa last year and we had to return this year.

We took my parents to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary and they fell in love with the villa.

Everything is there to make your holiday easy and relaxing. The pool is fantastic and the views from the deep end over looking the olive tree's is just brilliant. The best part is the peace and quiet you can just sit and listen to the frogs or the distant chickens, but no other noise. John and Jean are the best owners we know, nothing is too much trouble, they take time to care about your stay and to make sure you are happy with everything. We would recommend this villa to anyone looking for a holiday to get away from the stress and strain of normal life.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we are delighted you enjoyed your holiday, it was lovely to meet you all and hope to see you all another time. Kind Regards
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Family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had have just returned from a really relaxing holiday at this gorgeous villa recently thanks to Jean and John.

This is the perfect setting for a holiday if you want to get away from it all.The region is set amongst citrus groves and olive and carob trees .

The setting is truly stunning with immaculate gardens , a very well cared for pool,by John and breathtaking views across to the distant hills.

The house is extremely clean and well cared for . There is plenty of room for 6 people .and all the mod cons exactly as described.The kitchen is like new and the bathrooms are very modern and clean.The wifi speed is better than our home !

Jean is obviously meticulous in making sure everything is up to scratch and comfortable.

She even left us a bottle of wine and some fresh figs.

Jean and John are available for any queries if needed but are not at all intrusive.

You must have a car when staying here.It is very easy to use the house as a base. We visited the West,Central and Eastern Algarve easily as the roads are so empty and spent the rest of the time relaxing in the gardens round the pool.

We would love to visit this area again and would definitely try and stay at this fantastic villa.

Thank you Jean and John.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very clean with stunning peaceful views.

  • 5 of 5

Jean and John are the most respectful owners we have ever had the pleasure meeting, close by if you need assistance, but happy to let you enjoy the peaceful solitude of their lovely villa. Johns appearance every so often to maintain the pool was benefited by his personal friendly attitude and guide to good local restaurants

There were 4 of us staying at the villa but it can accommodate 6 with comfort.

Plenty of hot water and all the home comforts you need to make your stay enjoyable if you just want to spend the time at the villa. Local supermarkets only a few minutes away by car which is essential IMHO.

Having the pool heated was a bonus at this time of year and worth the additional expense.. The whole family were sad to leave and even two teenage boys were kept entertained with good quality wifi.

Would definitely return the next time we go to Portugal.

The Gibbons family - Hertfordshre. UK.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely villa

  • 5 of 5

The Villa was lovely better than the photos, they don't do it justice, it was very clean, comfortable and well maintained. It had everything you need, for cooking and comfort. Jean and John were both lovely they were helpful, and gave us a lot of information, and recommended a lot of restaurant's to us they checked that all was ok with us and asked if we needed anything. We would recommend the villa to friends and family, the location was beautiful and it is easy to get anywhere from there. The weather for the last four days wasn't good but that's a chance you take in October.

Thank you Jean and John we hope we are able return and stay in the villa in the future, you were very helpful and provided a very good customer service. Brian and Christine

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ah Christine, I didn't know you were going to do that! thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, It really pleases us so much to know that you've enjoyed your stay & the villa & the location. John & I will certainly look forward to greeting you both back again another time.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Senhora Rocha
Car: recommended

The villa can be found between Silves & St Bartolomew de Messines, it is 20 minutes from Carvoeiro, Armacao and Senhora da Rocha beach and 45 minutes from Faro Airport.

Other Activities: Or take a safari jeep trip and visit the typically Portuguese villages where the old Portuguese still make lace table mats and travel by donkey.

Golf: If its golf you love, you'll be spoilt for choice! This is Europe's foremost golfing destination where you will find in excess of 20 golf courses along the Algarve. The nearest ones being here in Silves, plus Val do Pinta and Gramacho. Pestana at Carvoeiro (international course) Pinta an 18 hole course and Vale de Milho's 9 hole course. Golf of Morgado a championship golf course which lies on the lower slopes of the Monchique Mountains.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $328.9

In every case the price quoted is for the property per week for the specified number of people and includes air conditioning, gas, water, electricity, gardener and pool cleaner. A 30% deposit secures your booking.
Saturday arrival after 4pm, departure before 10am.
Changeover in June,July & August, are Saturdays only
LONG TERM WINTER RATES AVAILABLE from 14th November '15 to 1st April '16. minimum stay 60 days. price includes house alarm & general overheads etc, excludes telephone & electricity. Please enquiry for further info.

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.