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Hilltop Self Contained Cottage For Two

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Moncarapacho Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage near Moncarapacho, Algarve - Panoramic Sea View, Stunning View To San Miguel

The sun is shining!

Owners Direct first Portuguese property has now come of age and has downsized to provide respite for couples in serious need of battery recharging, with a wonderful 6ft bed. You have a 60 heated pool, air conditioning, wireless broadband (and the new box, which gives you loads of TV CHANNELS) DVD and Bose CD. Relaxation is guaranteed in this self-contained haven. Nestling into the brow of a foothill of Sao Miguel, the eastern Algarve's highest peak, with breathtaking panoramic views of the sea (15 minutes distance), your cottage extends to private covered areas which include gas or charcoal barbecue, extra cooker and giant marble table. The views are stunning, both from the cottage and round the swimming pool, it is panoramic view of the Atlantic and the mountains.

You have wine, beer, chicken, Hummus, chicken liver pate mayonnaise, or what ever else I decide to make. I am a Cordon Blue cook and it is all home made, freshly squeezed orange juice, breakfast food etc.

More Details

Joan Murray
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2016
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About Joan Murray

My main criteria is for guests to relax, very easy going atmosphere, but high standards as far as accommodation is concerned, friends welcome to come and visit. You are totally private in the cottage, but have the use of lawn and pool, at all times, which are both large! It has been likened by guests to renting a large villa. I always put in a large welcome pack, with wine and beer, so no shopping when you first arrive. There are wonderful simple fish/meat restaurants in Moncarapacho. And one superb restaurant. Antonio's.

Eastern Algarve is totally unspoiled, and long may it stay that way. Beaches unspoilt and even in August, walk about 10 minutes along the beach, and you are on your own. There are small island, along the coast. Small ferries take you there. I just want you to go home with your batteries charged.

Hope to see you


Joan Murray purchased this cottage in 1989

Why Joan Murray chose Olhao

We bought a complete hilltop in 1987 and built the villa and cottage by 1989. It has a panoramic view of the Ocean from Spain to Faro. These sites are no longer available. Not boasting but it is completely unique.

What makes this cottage unique

Incredibly large swimming pool, lots of areas to relax. Only one other villa, on the hill, which you cannot see, because of loads of trees. More and more people seem to be coming out, and liking 'no clothes' bathing.... No it is not a nudist camp! Relaxing is everything, however you want to do it. No music...... Loud music, it is entirely down to you.



Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Car: necessary


15 minutes drive to Fuzeta,which has a beach on the Ria Formosa. Also the ferry to Fuzeta Island (15 mins). Or you hire one of the Water Taxis, they will take you to virtually deserted beaches even in August! There are other beaches within 25 mins of the cottage. If you are willing to walk 10-15 mins along these beaches, they are empty even in August. Good information in cottage on all beaches etc.,


Airport: 30 minutes (Faro)

Car hire essential.


7 minutes drive to Moncarapacho, where you have a local Market, and small supermarkets. 10 mins Estoi - Roman temple, C19th palace. Tavira 20mins, venetian atomsphere, Spanish border 30 mins. Olhao cubist town with fantastic fish and fruit market. Seville 1 hr 40 mins Lisbon 2-3hrs.

Further Details:

Moncarapacho has everything a market town fish vegetable market, very good restaurants, small supermarkets open 7 days a week. Or you go down to 125 road and you have ALDI, LIDL. Sea fishing trips, bird and dolphin spotting and diving expeditions can all be arranged.Visit to the Ria Formosa park centre (many rare birds). IN FUSETA, you have water sport such as Kite Surfing, Boat Tours, Stand up Paddle, kayaking, Water skiing. Also,there is another Water Taxi, he has so much local information, and will take you to all the different Islands, off the coast. Or there is also ferries and water taxi in OLHAO, ALSO TAKING YOU TO ALL THE ISLANDS.

TAVIRA is a beautiful town, and well worth exploring, reminds me of a faded Venice. The architecture is very unique. It is the unspoilt side of the Algarve, and is very Portuguese.


Rates & Availability

Moncarapacho Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter rates
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
50% with booking form, balance 6 weeks before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Flexible, but must be one week minimum in high season.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for property per week in pounds (Sterling).

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Moncarapacho Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: 1 bedroom with emperor size bed. (6ft) with ensuite bathroom Additional renting (NEVER LET, TO ANYONE OTHER THAN YOUR FAMILY OR FRIENDS) 1 en-suite bedroom with 6ft bed or 6ft bed can be split into two singles.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Automatic heating, WI FI, Air-conditioning. Ceiling fans. Private car parking. COTTAGE COMPLETELY PRIVATE. (Bedroom and bathroom that can be rented for family or friends, is about 50 yards from the actual cottage.) It is a very relaxed atmosphere. Everything is geared to my guests. Outside: Large garden, (10m x 6m) heated (solar) swimming pool 2 covered areas. Barbecue and giant marble table. Lots of loungers, both by the pool, and down at the cottage. All areas are for the use of the guests. Utility Room: Washing machine. Dishwasher. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Everything supplied, including towels for around the pool. Sheets and towels are changed every week. You can have the villa cleaned, but this is €8 an hour. You will have all cleaning products supplied. Other: 2 covered areas - breakfast terrace and outdoor living room with huge marble table, large built-in barbecue (charcoal) + gas barbecue.

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