|Minimum Stay||6 - 7 nights|
Lovely 3 bedroomed house set in landscaped gardens overlooks the two shared heated pools. It is close to beaches, shops and good restaurants. The bedrooms have french door access to the gardens and the spacious sitting/dining area upstairs has a sun terrace with table/chairs for outdoor eating and has a spectacular view south west. It overlooks the garden with sun loungers and BBQ area plus table. The day area has generous seating and dining space for 6 people and a wood burning stove for winter evenings. The well equipped kitchen overlooks the pool area and front garden. Within easy reach are local beaches, supermarkets, restaurants, golf, tennis, bowls, archery, water sports, surf schools, fishing, horse riding and the lovely unspoilt sandy west coast beaches. Cape St Vincent, the most westerly point of Europe is 15k to the west and Lagos with its marina, many shops, restaurants and bars is 15k to the east. Management help is available at all times and cot, high chair and babysitting is available on request. You'll find a book containing information on local activities/services/recommended restaurants
We fell in love with the Western Algarve on our first visit and bought the house soon afterwards.
We live in the UK but with a Management Service for running the house close by with availability for help and advice at any time.
We treat it as a family home because we all love it, visiting when we can, and so you'll find all you'll need for easy living as the house is well equipped..
We found that the area has everything you could want for a great holiday having easy access to all the facilities of The Algarve and yet within a 15 minute drive we have access to the beautiful and unspoilt beaches of the West Coast ( Atlantic Ocean)
It is one hour by car from Faro, the airport, thus leaving the built up section of the Algarve behind.
Despite this food shopping is easy with a supermarket a couple of minutes by car and many local restaurants that offer excellent cuisine.
As well as access to beaches, fishing villages, golf, tennis and fishing trips the house is part of a small development of 27 houses surrounding two heated pools and landscaped gardens.
Our house faces west and has sun all day especially fine in the evening, having a drink on the sun terrace, looking out across the countryside towards the setting sun at Cape St Vincent the most westerly point of Europe.
We overlook the cobbled village of Figueira (at the top of the hill from Salema) where fresh bread & local produce is within a three minute walk.
Guests choose to return!
"Casa Monica is everything we hoped it would be and we have had a fantastic two weeks.
Thank you for letting us stay... we hope to return next year"
Mark Hodge July 2013.
Just a note to say what a lovely time we had at Casa Monica. We got home today and we're missing it already. It's a super place and that view across the fields at sunset is to die for!
24th August 2013
I would highly recommend this villa, beautifully kept yet had a homely feel. The complex gardens and pool were kept to a high standard and were very quiet. And if we didn't fancy sitting by the pool the villa had it's own patio areas. The location was perfect for exploring the area by car. Rosemary was attentive as a host, there at the end of an email if we needed anything.
We had a simply fabulous two weeks at Casa Monica, it was so relaxing and the villa had everything you needed, a real home from home. We really didn't want to leave !
It is a very spacious and airy house, with lots of outdoor space to relax in. The balcony from the lounge is the ideal place to have supper and watch the sun go down. The pool is safe and well maintained and a lovely place to meet other families on holiday.
There is plenty of very useful information about beaches, restaurants and local shops provided in the villa and Rosemary was very helpful with any queries prior to the start of our holiday.
The village of Figueria is small but there is everything you need, a shop, bar and couple of restaurants. The beaches are truly beautiful our favourite is Zavial a short drive away but you can walk to Figueria beach from the villa in about 20 mins.
We would definitely recommend Casa Monica and hope to be back in the near future.
The Mercer Family
I suppose the first thing to say about Casa Monica is that we have been there 4 times over the last 6 years and are extremely sad, that due to logistic reasons we will not be there in 2016. It has become like a 2nd home to the family and extremely relaxing. We immediately relax the moment we arrive. The house is well furnished and although it doesn't have air conditioning, the marble like floors give it a cool feel. The views to the rear from the dinning terrace area are across the town and to the hills of the countryside and are delightful to enjoy the sunset from. The owner takes pride in ensuring that the place is kept clean by the support staff. QDA itself is about the right size with a lovely central pool. It is quiet but not too quiet. The gardens are well maintained a the grounds are looked after (although I do remember being woken up early by the sound of a chainsaw!!! - the early start for the gardener). The design of the house is that the bedrooms are on the lower floor and the living room and kitchen are on the first floor. This is reassuring as some ways as a parent when the children are asleep, but you still need to be careful with the younger children if they play near the stairs. My wife and I have been visiting the area since 2003 and we cannot get enough of the lovely beaches and great restaurants. Zavial, Ingrina and Salema are particular favourite beaches. Salema has a lovely selection of restaurants with great fresh fish. There are still only a few so you avoid the touts trying to drag you in (that you get in Lagos) but it can be important to reserve a table. I have to say that the prices have increased substantially in the last 10 years. You can still get great food for reasonable prices by going in land. Figueira has a couple of good value and quaint restaurants. In addition the beach bars in Ingrina and Zavial provide generally good food. An essential part to fully enjoy the Western Algarve is to have a hire car to visit the many beaches. Without this I would say your enjoyment would be hindered, although there is a beach within walking distance. Wishing I was there now!
Wonderful 2 weeks holiday with our young family over Easter in Casa Monica! Beautifully clean when we arrived. Had everything we needed and more. We loved the fabulous child friendly shared pool area with gate. Lovely quiet location on the edge of unspoilt Figuiera village. Georgous sunsets from terrace and views over Figuiera rooftops. Lovely rural walks surrounded by almond blossom, fig trees, oranges..lemons...olives...vines... Lots of beautiful unspoilt beaches and plenty of yummy places to eat too all within short drive. National park so beautifully green and full of Spring flowers in April. We didn't want to leave! Thank you Rosemary for all your help and useful info.
We enjoyed our stay at Casa Monica to the full. Only a short drive (less than 5 minutes) from the lovely coastal village of Salema, the property fully lived up to expectations. It was excellently maintained, extremely comfortable and made us feel very much at home. We also liked the village of Figueira....very restful and just that little bit off the beaten track. The owner was very helpful in providing information prior to our visit and we felt our week's stay was good value in every way. We would certainly recommend Casa Monica to family and friends and hope to return there ourselves in the not too distant future.
This is a lovely spacious house, with plenty of outdoor space to relax in, particularly the balcony from the lounge, which gets the sun from early morning to spectacular sunset evenings!
Rosemary provided us with lots of useful information about beaches, restaurants, local shops etc in good time for our holiday. Thank you for that!
The Quinta Da Aldeia is a fab place to stay, close to some beautiful, and when we were there, almost empty beaches.
I would definitely recommend a holiday here.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Mar 25 2017 - Jul 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 15 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
A deposit of 20% is requested to secure booking and the remainder is due one month before the holiday.
There is a reduction for two person occupancy.
For large parties the next door villa can also be rented.
If additional cleaning is required this can be arranged locally whilst in the house.
Saturday is changeover day but out of season this can be by request.
Guests are requested to vacate the house by 10am so the maids can clean in preparation for new arrivals but out of season this does not apply if the house has not been booked.
20% booking fee with the balance due one month before the holiday either by cheque or bacs transfer to my bank account please.
There are three beaches in Figueira all within a 15 minute walk. They are lovely unspoilt beaches without beach bar amenities. They are accessible by bike/car.
In nearby Salema (2 mins by car) dinosaur footprints have been found on the rocks ( search website). It is an ideal family beach with beach bars, several shops, good restaurants & colourful small fishing boats. accessible by bike or to walk. There are many other beaches within 15 mins drive, some of which are renowned surfing beaches.
Faro airport is I hour by car.
A car is essential to fully enjoy all that the Western Algarve has to offer. It can be picked up and returned to the airport carpark.
The village shop for basic food supplies is 3 mins walk and the nearest supermarket is 3 mins by car.
Lagos with its marina, many shops, restaurants and bars is 15 mins by car to the east and Cape St Vincent and the wild high cliffs of the most westerly point in Europe, the Forteleza & lighthouse is 20 mins by car to the west.
Sagres with its fishing boats and harbour is 15 mins drive west and travelling up the beautiful west coast from Sagres to picturesque Aljezur takes 30/40 mins.
In Casa Monica is a book with recommended restaurants and details of local activities along with phone numbers of local services.
The nearest cash machine is 3 mins by car.
There are several good supermarkets and small markets where local produce can be bought.
Three restaurants in the village offer good food and there are many other very good restaurants within a few mins drive.
The nearest waterpark for children is 40 mins by car.