About the property
- Villa2690 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Near Moncarapacho in Country setting with Seaview - Tourism Register 148 / AL
Villa Monte Fava is a perfect holiday getaway to relax and unwind under unpolluted blue skies with all year around sunshine. It is set in a secluded, off the beaten track very private and peaceful country location, all around views of natural shrub land plus mountain and a sea views.
A secure rural area with local village markets, festivals and affordable restaurants from 3 Km away. The offshore islands beckon with endless, uncrowded and sun-drenched beaches, easily accessed by either water taxis or small ferries docking below in Olhao or Fuseta, only 8 minutes away.
This exceptional villa was built new in traditional Algarve style. It is open plan, with all rooms having their own patio door access to the pool all on one level affording an idyllic indoor/outdoor life style to unwind and soak up the sun.
The easy access to the A22 motorway allows all Algarve’s appealing entertainments, sport activities and even Spain to be very accessible, all within a 30minute drive.
The villa offers a spacious open plan lounge/dining area with scatter rugs on local terracotta floors, all leading onto a veranda and pool area on one level.
There is free Wi Fi Internet, Satellite TV with free view BBC/SKY, CNN etc., DVD, CD, Hi Fi, a classic guitar is available on request. Log fireplace, ceiling fans, mosquito screens all round plus selection of books and games and a convenient wine bar available on an honesty basis.
A free for local calls Mobile phone to remain in contact with owner management, also ideal take along mobile for handy standby advice to make sure guests have a care free holiday
The two bedrooms accommodate 4 adults, plus a teenager on a fold out bed and a child in a cot. A highchair is also provided if required. Both bedrooms are ensuite and are very private, situated at opposite ends of the living area, each with own direct patio door access to the pool. They both have climate control air conditioning plus ceiling fans. The main bedroom has a king size bed and the guest bedroom has twin beds, all with quality posturepedic mattresses. All beds have freshly ironed cotton bed linen.
The two bathrooms are both ensuite and are fully equipped with crisp sundried cotton towels, hairdryer, shower caps and all the usual expendables and there is unlimited hot water. The main ensuite has a washbasin, shower and toilet, while the second has a washbasin, bath/shower, toilet and bidet.
There is a modern fully equipped kitchen with granite tops. Appliances include a fridge/freezer, gas hob, electric fan oven, extractor fan, microwave, coffee machine, toaster, food mixer, juicer etc. A separate scullery/laundry with double sink, dishwasher, washing machine and steam iron, all fully stocked. A beach picnic cool-box is available for your convenience.
There is a large garage/games room below with table tennis, a dartboard and a variety of games, toys and beach gear etc.
A very private medium sized pool with no overlooking houses, pool is “L” shaped surface area of 24sqm ranging 1.2mts to 1.9mts deep and heated by a large solar installation.
Two very spacious sundecks, sun lounger’s umbrellas, tables and chairs for alfresco dining. The west facing sundeck with barbeque is perfect for lazing with sun downers while soaking up the spectacular sunsets.
From the automated entrance gate a pebble driveway leads around to a large shady and secure parking, convenient for handicapped visitors to negotiate the garden, house, pool terraces all on one level free of ramps and riser steps.
A large mature garden with palm trees grass lawns for the children to romp around and some very old oak, olive and carob trees.
CHANGE OVER DAY
The preferred changeover is Thursday but we are flexible whenever dates fit in reasonably with other bookings. To allow for cleaning please vacate by 10am on the day of departure. Occupation on arrival is 2pm, however whenever possible we gladly adjust for earlier or later flights times.
A weekly combined pool and house cleaning service, a full change of linen, fresh cotton bath towels and also pool/beach towels are provided.
The villa is maintained with most usual household expendables all-inclusive at no extra cost. A welcome pack of wine, beer and some fridge essentials is provided to set your holiday off to a good start.
The villa is owner managed, they have over 15 years’ experience in renting their holiday properties. Their guest´s PRIVACY, SAFETY, SECURITY and wellbeing is most important to them and knowing holidays are the most precious times of all, special care is taken to ensure a care free holiday.
Our guest´s privacy being paramount we securely fenced the perimeter of our secluded 3500meters of private land and the entrance gate is fully automated.
Nobody, neither staff or management may enter the property without prior consent from the guests in residence.
Being an approved and licensed holiday property the villa is inspected and conforms to the comfort and safety standards such as:
Power failure warnings plus emergency lighting facility / Gas and Smoke detector alarms in the kitchen area / Strategically placed 2 category Fire Extinguishers plus Fire blanket and luminous Exit signs / First Aid Kit cupboard visible and wall mounted, to which we add extra anti-histamine tablets and creams to instantly reduce discomfort from stings and bites.
With rising unemployment unfortunately nicking to survive is on the increase and to prevent unpleasant break-in intrusions spoiling our guest’s holidays, we have taken pre-emptive action at all our villas by installing a top of the range, easy to operate Securitas Direct Alarm system with added external perimeter and internal intrusion sensor deterrents for the protection of your property whilst you are out and away from your villa.
Conveniently this alarm system also offers EXTRA PEACE OF MIND for emergency instant reaction as it is directly linked via GPS to Police Villa Vigilance Service / The Fire Brigade / Emergency Ambulance with Paramedic Service / Plus a mere touch of a button away from National Emergency Service 112 attention, all of whom readily speak English.
MORE TO SAY
Villa Monte Fava P310 is managed as a holiday villa by the owners, a retired couple from South Africa who have lived in the Algarve for many years. They have another 2 holiday properties completely private with own pool, please refer to Villa Monte Mar 8039605 or (P6170) also cottage Ninho do Amor 8007496 or (P1766)
All 3 properties are approved and licensed for holiday letting. The owners love the Algarve and, knowing holidays are precious to us all, they are keen to furnish more information or advice so that you may make a happy choice and maybe return year after year.
They speak English, German and Zulu, some Portuguese and follow Flemish/Dutch.
Karl and Daphne
- Response time:
- within a few days
- english, german
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 10, 2018
About Karl and Daphne
As a young family we had a very happy 20 years of trading in the remote Zulu Kingdom of South Africa. On being politically displaced in 1980 we retired early to the North Coast of Durban and another 15 years of “part time farming” our Beef Ranch in remote northern Natal. Having more leisure time, we toured extensively and whilst in Europe we fell in love with the Algarve and promptly acquired a holiday villa, which inevitably in 1995 became our permanent home. Having acquired more holiday villas to rent out we now enjoy meeting guests from around the world, many of whom are now our dearest friends. Annually we visit our families in the southern summers of South Africa and Australia and returning home to enjoy and love the Algarve even more
Karl and Daphne purchased this Villa in 1999
Why Karl and Daphne chose Moncarapacho
The Ria Formosa wetlands and offshore Islands being a protected world heritage, our part of the Eastern Algarve is fortunately spared from mega tourist developments and consequently remains more traditionally Portuguese; the most friendly and polite people you could ever wish to meet. An idyllic easy going lifestyle, festivals, village markets, offshore islands with endless golden beaches, crystal waters and all year sunny blue skies
What makes this Villa unique
A very secluded and peaceful country locality, set in natural shrub land all around, for unwinding and ultimate relaxation with a lovely sea view. Easy access to village shops and affordable restaurants, also several beaches, sport activities and entertainments just a short drive away.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Best 8 days on holiday ever
We love Monte Fava... Absolutely everything you could possibly have need of has been considered and thoughtfully provided for... The hospitality pack is extensive... Meaning you could if you wished skip food shopping on your first day.
Blissfully sunny areas and much needed shady areas at any point in the day.... So you'll be comfortable whatever your mood.
Karl and Daphne were so helpful and generous and we feel we have made new friends.....and were at the end of a mobile (provided free of charge) whenever we had need of advice or suggestions.
The villa has a visitor's book and all echo how we found the villa.
And let's not forget that Moncarapacho has some lovely restaurants... We are quite difficult to please on the restaurant front. The quality of the wine is exceptional. We get ripped off at home!
Holidays are the most precious times of all, our guests appreciation and comments are our inspiration to keep all 5 stars shining ever brighter.
Well equipped, secluded two bedroomed villa
Great villa to stay at and relax well away from the crowds at the end of a track in the hills overlooking the sea. It is well equipped and designed for outdoor living with a modest sized good heated pool. It is also handy for visiting towns and villages. Excellent villa
Your kind review is our inspiration thank you. We are pleased you had pleasant stay and we look forward to your return sometime
We had the most amazing holiday in Villa Monte Fava, everything was just as you would like it to be right from making our booking, receiving good communication from Karl re directions etc etc and then arriving at the Villa itself.
We have stayed in many Villas before and this was definitely one of the best we've come across. The location was perfect, easy journey from the airport 10 mins from local shops yet quite out of the way with no near neighbours and stunning views.
In the Villa itself everything is provided for you in the way of basic provisions so washing up liquid, clothes washing liquid, toilet paper, kitchen essentials like salt, pepper etc are all there as well as a generous welcome pack.
We had an early flight which arrived at Faro at 9am though Villa check in was not till 2pm but a quick phone call to Karl confirmed that it was ok for us to go straight to the Villa and drop off our luggage and the food shopping we did en route and Karl said all would be ready for us by 1.30 and by 2pm we had unpacked and were having our first drink by the pool!!
There were good instructions in the villa for all the appliances etc and a mobile phone with Karl's number in that you can take out and about with you if you need any help or advise or encounter any problems.
They really have thought of everything and it meant we could totally relax and enjoy our stay.
There's plenty of sunloungers, patio chairs, umbrellas etc and the pool temperature was between 27-30C even when the sun had gone down!!
Karl and Daphne are clearly passionate about providing a clean, comfortable, well equipped and beautiful welcoming home from home for their visitors and its no surprise at all that they have so many return customers.....we will definitely be booking again that's for certain!!!
Thank you Karl and Daphne for a fabulous holiday. xx
Many thanks for your appreciation, we are delighted and encouraged to keep our 5 stars glowing evermore.
top vakantievilla op paradijselijke plek
Prachtige, zeer ruime vakantievilla op stille plek met prachtige uitzichten rondom. Mooie tuin, voldoende schaduwplekken en heerlijk, verwarmd zwembad. Hier kun je echt een onvergetelijke vakantie houden. Wij hebben in ieder geval genoten. We kunnen iedereen deze villa aanbevelen. Zeer behulpzame eigenaar die altijd stand-by voor je staat. In de omgeving is voldoende te bekijken en er zijn voldoende restaurantjes in directe omgeving .
We are delighted you enjoyed your stay, thank you
Beautiful views and wonderful people.
This villa is a hideaway from it all. The views are spectacular and you can't get more private than this. You can relax in and around the pool in your own comfort and if you fancy getting out of the sun, then a game of table tennis is a great idea, in the games room. We enjoyed a lovely barbecue on the side terrace that is kept in traditional decor and close to the kitchen for convenience. Overall we had a lovely time with our 17 month old daughter and her grandparents and meeting the very lovely Karl and Daphne definitely topped off the week. Thanks again for your hospitality, lots of love Katie, Dan and Isabelle xxx
Your enjoyment was our pleasure and inspiration, thank you for your wonderful review
Wonderful villa in a secluded location
Monte Fava was a fantastic find. If you want peace, tranquility, seclusion and privacy then you'll not find anything better. The villa has everything you could want with wonderful views and a fantastic pool. Karl was very helpful both before and on arrival and the welcome pack was great. A car is essential although you do have to take it easy once you leave the main road as the track up to the house has a few dips and bumps. I would recommend Zitauto rentals, they were very good value and efficient on pick up and drop off.
This Villa is definitely one of the best we've every stayed in and we would thoroughly recommend it.
Thanks for a wonderful holiday, we hope to be back soon
Thank you, we are encouraged to strive ever more and keep our 5 stars glowing
The Algarve is Portugal's holiday playground, blessed with all year around sunshine, unpolluted blue skies and crystal clear seas. Summers are very hot and dry, parched meadows and endless beaches with the cool Atlantic are a refuge from the heat of the day. Evenings are refreshingly cooler, and are ideal for dining out, listening traditional "Fado", some serious clubbing or simply good eating in the regions vast choice of restaurants, famous for fresh foods. Spring and Autumn are milder and are preferred by many, still hot and mostly all blue skies with possibly a stray shower from winter rains restoring the lush green countryside and spectacular wild flowers. Being a winter rainfall zone, Algarve Winters are surprisingly mild, with some colder days interspersed with days of warm sunny skies, cool evenings ideal for a heart-warming log fire were central heating is merely a surplus luxury. Unlike central to west Algarve's bustling and crowded tourist resorts, our Eastern Algarve, having protected World Heritage wetlands and offshore islands, is fortunately spared from mega tourist developments. It consequently remains more traditionally Portuguese; the most friendly and polite people you could ever wish to meet. An idyllic easy going lifestyle, with village markets, festivals, uncrowded beaches and all year wall to wall blue skies. The region offers a wide variety of activities and entertainments, and is well served with shopping malls, regional produce and crafts. For a change from beach life there is dolphin-watching, scuba-diving, surfing or sailing. You can also visit famous Oceanariums and swim with dolphins, splash away at Water Worlds or enjoy a luxury boat cruise along the spectacularly beautiful coastline. There are also the options of riding a bicycle, horse riding or walking in unspoilt countryside. With golf as choice activity there are Europe's top courses to hand, and in the Algarve nowhere is too far away to go. MONCARAPACHO (3Km.. The nearest town has a welcoming atmosphere, small market and local pottery as well as the usual shopping amenities. Further on is FUSETA town on the waterfront, from where a short hop across by little ferry takes you to the popular Island beach. Onwards on your way towards the well liked TAVIRA a town which in itself is a fast growing tourist area and well worth a visit, is SANTA LUZIA with rows of restaurants along a lovely palm lined waterfront, from where you may hire water taxis to enjoy your own private beach paradise for the day. Nearby is a miniature rail which crosses the marshes to endlessly long island beach of Isla Barril. OLHAO (9Km) is a flourishing old fishing town, and has a small harbour and jetty with small ferries and water taxis that shuttle across to the nearby island beaches. These include Armona and Culatra, as well as the distant light house island of Farol. On the waterfront is a famous undercover fresh fish and vegetable market, inside two huge Moorish style halls. A bustling daily market is a must see for an insight into day-to-day Algarve life. An endless choice of restaurants makes this town a seafood paradise. AZINHEIRO (Nearby 3Km.) Is a small hamlet saddling the mountain ridge. Located in a narrow crossways linking Monte Miguel, Sao Bras, Estoi and Olhao, is the popular local snack bar O Rissol owned by very friendly Paulo and Sandra who speak perfect English. ESTOI (11Km) Is a prominent old town in the foothills of the Calderao mountain range. The recently restored "Pink" Palacio de Estoi is a true sleeping beauty palace and, with the Milrue Roman Temple ruins further along, well worth a visit. SAO BRAS (10Km). Is a bustling inland town nestling against the lovely outback cork hills. It has all the convenient shopping amenities and very affordable restaurants, along with the ever popular phenomena Luis dos Frangos, or just "Chicken Louis" FARO (22Km) Is the capital town and has quaint old cobbled shopping walkways and the nearby fortressed old town is well worth a meander. The ancient cathedral bell tower provides a splendid view over the city, wetlands lagoons and inland hills. From the small marina in the town centre boats offer group tours of the Ria Formosa Wetland Reserve with its famous birdlife, and also visit pristine Isla Deserta for idyllic beachcombing amid a myriad seashell. The very modern Algarve Forum shopping mall on the outskirts of town offers good retail therapy with specialist chain stores, cinemas, and restaurants. HOW TO GET THERE: The nearest airport of Faro is only 20 minutes away and is served by many budget airlines such as EasyJet, Ryanair, Jet2, Airberlin etc. At times some national airlines also offer direct flights in to Faro. The alternative Portuguese airport of Lisbon is only 3hrs drive and Seville airport in Spain is only 2 hours away. Some guests take a leisurely drive to the Algarve which in itself is a lovely scenic trip with interesting stop overs along the way
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Kindly note our rental prices are all told no hidden extras and includes all usual household expendables down to table serviettes and a generous welcome pack with some fridge essentials to welcome you on your arrival. All our properties are approved and licensed holiday villas registered for Tourism Lodging and the local VAT is all inclusive in our quotations. Also after 15 years’ experience of personally managing our holiday properties, we have never had the need to impose breakage deposits or additional cleaning charges, as mutual trust and respect is all we need.