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Luxury villa with private 10 x 5m heated pool, bbq, large gardens, + wifi & uktv

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Moncarapacho, Quelfes, Olhao, Eastern Algarve - Close To Beaches And Islands, Golf, Spanish Border 40 Mins

The very large and spacious luxury villa is detached, sleeps 8-10, set in a 1700sq.m plot and has 4 large double bedrooms, 2 are ensuite, the master bedroom upstairs has a large corner bath and his n hers sinks, it's own furnished terrace with sea view. Lovely for enjoying morning coffee and breakfast. Very large private secluded garden with two grassed areas, boules, table tennis, volleyball/badminton, large brick BBQ with second furnished terrace, ample seating at the front and rear, and its own 10 x 5m solar heated/ionised swimming pool with colour changing lights for night time swimming and a water cascade, solar pool shower, total privacy for your holiday. Very large pool terrace allowing plenty of seating for up to 10 sun loungers and cushions plus parasols. Large driveway with parking for up to 4 cars. Electric gates to the entrance. Mature gardens, beautifully planted with fruit tree's and shrubs. The villa is finished to a very high standard and is excellently equipped with many extras. The kitchen has everything you could wish for. Feels like home! Even has a piano. Air-conditioning in all four bedrooms plus the lounge/dining room. The lounge has a large flat screen TV with an IPTV box giving all British and Irish channels INCLUDING all ITV's & BBC's plus 7 day catch up, so no need to miss your favourite programmes or sporting events ! . Wood burner in lounge for colder months. Cots and high chairs can be supplied at no extra cost. Free Fibre Wi-Fi Internet available. Enjoy the unspoilt Eastern Algarve. Local English Manager will meet you at the villa on arrival and on call throughout your holiday.

Susan Wischer
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, portuguese
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Fantastic villa, very luxurious, just like description on web. Relaxing holiday had by all, Thank You. Mr C. Devlin.

Thank you Suzanne for a brilliant holiday and all your help. The villa pictures do not do it justice. Your villa is beautiful.Will return again next year,Clark family

Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely villa, so well equipped, felt like home! The pictures did not do it justice. Definitely return next year. The Algarve beaches are spectacular and everyone loved the pool. Good time had by all. The Redmayne family.

Thank you for letting us stay in your wonderful villa, so luxurious,kids enjoyed the pool and trampoline.would love to return and explore the area further. Mike & Helen East Sussex.

Thank you for a lovely relaxing holiday. The pool was fantastic, kids enjoyed the garden activities, villa was so well equipped with lots of extras.We also loved the decor. Can't wait to come again next year! best holiday we have ever had, The Taylor family 200
May 2006
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Quelfes Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • There are 3 luxury full bathrooms and 1 shower room. 3 of the bathrooms have bidets, the master bathroom is complete with corner bath with glass shower screen and twin basins. 2 bathrooms are en suite,both with glass shower screens as is the main bathroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: There are 4 bedrooms, 2 large doubles with en suites, 2 large twin rooms with 2 further bathrooms. All rooms have fitted wardrobes, there is 1 digital safe in the villa. The 1st floor master bedroom has its own terraces, seating and panoramic sea views.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The villa has air conditioning in all 4 bedrooms and the lounge. Air-conditioning/heating £85 per week mandatory extra.Electric pool heat pump to heat the pool is available in colder months, extra cost to be agreed. Free solar pool heating guarantee´s temperatures of 28 degree´s throughout the summer season. Lots of children´s games and books , dvd´s for all ages, extensive range of books for all ages. Large table with seating for 8/10 people under the pergola in the shade, 10 sun loungers around the pool with cushions, parasols for additional shade. Large brick BBQ at the rear also has large table and seating, ample lighting. New for 2013 is a wood log burner in the lounge, ideal for winter bookings. Calendar open all year round. Outside: The villa has a very large, totally secluded garden front and back, large lawn areas and landscaped with fruit trees and beautiful plants. There is a large brick BBQ with seating around, and the large south facing 10 x 5m private heated ionised pool has colour changing pool lights, great fun for night time swimming! New for 2013 is solar pool heating in addition to a pool heat pump guaranteeing temperatures of 28 degree´s. We also have a solar pool shower. The huge terrace around the pool has 10 sun loungers, cushions, 4 side tables, parasols, garden chairs and large table. Perfect for outside dining. Solar lights in the pool terrace and on two palm tree,s make it attractive to sit and dine at night. Ample shade with parasols and a bamboo pergola. There is also another two tables and chairs in the rear garden with plenty of seating, parasols, boules area, volleyball/badminton, table tennis table. Utility Room: The utility room contains a washing machine, iron, ironing board, airer, hoover, cleaning items etc. basically everything a good utility room should be equipped with. Sun lounger cushions are stored here plus outside games equipment, badminton rackets etc Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are included and changed each week. Visitors are only asked to supply own pool/beach towels and cot bedding. Other: There is a 1st floor terrace with seating and tables offering views to the sea and the outstanding surrounding country side, perfect for enjoying a bottle of wine and dining al fresco! Master bedroom on the 1st floor also has furnished terrace/sea view.


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Luxury villa with private 10 x 5m heated pool, bbq, large gardens, + wifi & uktv
average rating of 4.866667 based on 16 reviews

great family holiday villa

  • 5 of 5

Villa is well equipped , clean and nicely decorated. You need a car to get around Portugal , this villa is excellently located with many places to visit north and south of it. The pool is a good size, the kitchen is big , with an extra fridge in the utility which we found useful for keeping the beer cold ( and water),We trhoroughly recommend the local bistro Maria, we went back many times because of the great atmosphere. The roads to the villa are rough ( typical portugal) but this did not affect our holiday at all. A quiet area for a peaceful , relaxing holiday .

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for review, hope to see you again in the future
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  • 5 of 5

This is the third time we have come to this clean and well maintained holiday home (which says a lot), and as usual we were warmly greeted by the owner who made sure that we had everything we needed for our two week stay. The Pool is exceptional.

The house has all the things we could wish for in a holiday property, including a considerable number of holiday paperbacks, games ( indoors and outdoors), TV and DVD facilities and WIFI.

Whilst an excellent property to lounge around in, it is only a few minutes drive to the nearby town of Olhao which boasts trips to secluded sandy beaches or boat trips, as well as having an impressive array of good bars and Restaurants. However a 15 minute walk from the Villa will take you to the Do Carmo Restaurant (commonly called Maria's) which offers exceptional value and good cuisine in a lovely setting.

I would recommend this Villa for anyone who is looking for a relaxing holiday plus the fact that there are some interesting towns, villages and other attractions to visit in the vicinity. In terms of comfort it is a real home from home.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review, and so pleased you all enjoyed your holiday. Look forward to welcoming you back again.
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Fantastic Location and Villa and Host.

  • 5 of 5

We had a truly brilliant stay. The villa is exactly as seen in pictures only if anything larger and more spacious. We were group of 7 and there was heaps of space. The villa was so well equipped there was nothing we wanted for at all. There was so much helpful local information that we really appreciated. The local bistro was every bit as good as described and we'll worth a visit. The pool was lovely, and the kids loved it. Perfect stay, thank you.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to review my property and we are so pleased you all had a good time and enjoyed the villa and local area. Hope to welcome you all again in the future.
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Excellent villa in a quiet location

  • 5 of 5

Lovely villa with everything you could want! Clean and very well maintained. A beautiful pool area - the lights at night were the highlight of our younger children's holiday! The extremely useful information books provided by Sue, the owner, told you everything you needed to know about the house and the locality. Maria's restaurant was well worth a visit. We would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a villa in this area.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to review my property. I am so pleased you all enjoyed the villa and your holiday and look forward to welcoming you back in the future .
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Novo Paraiso

  • 5 of 5

This is a very well equipped villa in a delightful part of Portugal - near great beaches. We all enjoyed the large pool and the friendly owner ensured we had everything we needed. A return visit is certainly on the cards!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic villa!

  • 5 of 5

The villa was extremely comfortable and very well equipped. The whole family thought it was a real home from home and we all had a wonderful holiday.

The information and local directions provided were really good and helped us enjoy our visits to Fuseta, Tavira, Olhao and Faro.

The pool was great and the children loved it . They would like to ask future visitors to please look after Sharky the pool shark!

We would all recommend this villa for a great family holiday.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Lovely to hear you all enjoyed your holiday, the villa and pool. 'Sharky' is being very well looked after. We would love to welcome you to come back and visit him next year!
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
Just a 15 minute walk from the villa
Nearest Ferry
4.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Nearest Train
4.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3.8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
Marias Bistro. traditional Portuguese. 15 min walk
Nearest Beach
4.5 Miles
Car: recommended


Fuseta, with its wonderful beach, is only 5-6 kms away. There are other beaches close by and the stunning Falesia beach is 20 mins away. There are ferry boats from Olhao, Cabanas and Tavira which take you to the wonderful unspoilt island beaches of Culatra, Armona, Farol and Isla Deserta all within easy reach. Well worth a trip, fantastic golden sand. Private boat trips from Olhao over to the the islands, half day or full day, sunset tours. Very interesting to hear the history of the islands.


The villa is only 20 mins from Faro airport and is accessed with very good roads. Please note car hire is essential. Having good access to the motorway opens up the whole of the Algarve and Spanish border (40 mins) for exploring. Lisbon is approx 2 hours 45 mins drive. Seville approx 2 hours. Central Algarve with water parks (Aquashow), popular karting in Almancil and water sports in Vilamoura only 30 mins away. Albufeira 40 minutes, here you can find Zoo Marine & swim with the dolphins.


Within easy distance are Tavira (regarded as the loveliest town in the Algarve), Estoi (with its Rococo palace, and Roman ruins), Olhao (fishing port, markets and fine shopping) and Vila Real (16th century town on the Spanish border. Seville can be reached with 90 mins, Lisbon approx 2.5 hours and Cordoba 3 hours. Within 30 mins driving west one can access major central Algarve towns and attractions. The nearby Ria Formosa National Park offers excellent walks, extensive beaches and birdwatching.

Further Details:

The small town of Moncarapacho is approx 3 kms away with supermarkets, pharmacy, bars, 3 excellent restaurants, petrol station, internet cafes, cash machines, museum. There is also an excellent bistro restaurant approx 800m (within walking distance, 12/15 mins) of the villa. Eating out in this part of the world on wonderful local fish, meats and wine is still incredibly inexpensive. You will find it hard to spend more than 10 euros per night (per person), including local wine. Olhao has numerous restaurants along the waterfront, now with a good variety to choose from, Italian, Indian, Chinese, Brazilian Rodizio's, Mexican and of course many fish restaurants which come highly recommended. Children's menu's available in all. Olhao has an indoor shopping mall 'Ria Shopping' with various outlets, clothes, shoes, sports shop, food court and a very large hypermarket open to 11pm 7 days a week. Activities in Olhao include boat tours from the marina, several operators now offer trips to the islands of Culatra, Armona and Farol. Well worth a visit to explore the beautiful beaches of the Ria Formosa, look for sea creatures, go snorkelling and to hear the history of Olhao and the islands. Tours can be booked before arrival as owner personally knows the operators. Diving is new to Olhao 2014. Tavira (20 mins by car) is a must to visit. Beautiful architecture, very picturesque, lots of very good restaurants, ferry boat trips to Tavira Island. Pedras del Rei (Baril) is on the way to Tavira from the villa on the N125, fantastic beach, little train takes you there €1.20 each way! Popular with everyone, one of our favourites!




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $276.97

Booking Notes:
30% payable as deposit to confirm booking, balance to be paid within 8 weeks of departure. For bookings made at very short notice (up to 28 days) a full payment is required but significant discounts of up to 20% can be negotiated. All visitors are asked to send an additional sum of £200 with final payment which is refundable within 14 days subject to all the keys being returned and there are no losses/breakages. Cancellation less than 4 weeks before arrival non-refundable.

Changeover Day:
During June to mid September changeover day is Saturday. Outside of these months there is some flexibility, subject to request. Minimum stay is 7 nights. Please enquire for availability.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for the property per week in UK Pounds. 5% discount on all bookings of more than 2 consecutive weeks, 10% on 3+ weeks. Longer stays contact owners. Air-conditioning/heating £85 per week mandatory extra. Welcome grocery pack available at nominal extra cost. Final price is for up to 8/10 people using one baby cot and portable bed.Includes aircon & pool heating May to Sep.Plus linen, towels, fast fibre wifi, English speaking local manager who meets you at the villa and on call throughout your stay should you need any help. Directions to the villa, key arrangements and lots of local info sent 8 weeks before arrival after the balance has been paid. No other extra's.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.