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Villa With Heated Pool, Tennis Court, Jacuzzi, Games Room And WIFI

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Fornalha Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa in Moncarapacho, Eastern Algarve - Luxury Holiday Villa In A Peaceful Location Close To Airport, Beautiful Beaches And Golf Courses

This large villa is divided over three floors and offers beautiful views throughout of the surrounding area. You enter at ground level where you will find the spacious lounge with a fireplace including a large flat-screen TV. There is a separate dining area with a large table which seats 12 people. This dining area has access to the terrace and is adjacent to the kitchen. The kitchen is fully equipped and of very high spec. On the lowest level is the games-room, a ping-pong table and a football table. Also here is a large flat-screen TV, so ideal for kids to spend their time, (can connect play-station etc). Outside at the ground entry level you have a very spacious terrace with stairs (can be closed off so kids can’t get to the pool), leading to the large salt water pool with roman-steps with around 5m x 12m. There is also a separate Jacuzzi/Spa adjacent to the pool.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

The Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 2, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

"An excellent confortable house with lovely pool and excellent barbecue. We very much enjoyed playing on the tennis court. A great area for a holiday within easy reach of Faro airport. The beaches on the islands were beautiful with lovely swimming. Tavira is a lovely town. Olhao is interesting with wonderful markets - especially the fish market which is amazing. Lovely seafood - we recommend "O Livramento" on the front which has lovely, very reasonable food and is very friendly. Some of our party went a few times to Sagres to surf (only an hour and a half's drive). Others went downhill biking and road biking. We all visited Seville - beautiful! - less than two hour's drive. All in all an excellent location for a restful holiday."

"We had a fabulous stay- many thanks for everything. The villa was of a high overall standard and in a very convenient location for Barril, Fuzeta and Tavira."

Recommended for: families with young children, romantic getaway, sightseeing, adventure seekers
Apr 2009
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Villa With Heated Pool, Tennis Court, Jacuzzi, Games Room And WIFI
average rating of 4.857143 based on 15 reviews

Beautiful villa!

  • 5 of 5

Twelve of us stayed in this great villa. It had everything we wanted. The airport is close and there's lots to do around the area. Although you won't want to leave the villa. We had a fantastic time and will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Villa!

  • 5 of 5

We were 3 families all looking for a relaxing fun holiday and this is certainly what we got! The villa was very modern and spacious, the pool and jacuzzi were well kept and all the kids loved playing in it.

Hannah met us on arrival and was very helpful from the start, any concerns or problems we had she rectified within the day. One of our party was recovering from a recently broken leg and Valtor very kindly bought an excersise bike for the gym to help with his recovery.

Monacarapacho had a very good supermarket and some nice snack bars in the square. We ate at Antonio's a couple of nights and would recommend this to anybody.

This villa has left such a mark on all three families, it exceeded all our expectation and would love to return in the furture.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic villa in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

After searching long and hard for a villa that looked like it had "it" we were not disappointed when we arrived. As our flight was an early one the villa was still being cleaned but we were able to drop our bags and then head out to grab something to eat. This gave us our first glimpse of Olhão (and no its not pronounced as you think it is ) a great fishing port with lovely harbour to walk along. When we returned you would have thought it was Christmas the way the kids were running around 'claiming' bedrooms as their own.

The villa def exceeded my expectations and the tennis court was perfect. Even the teenagers who have only ever played tennis on some form of console were on it every day.

We had a few day trips out whilst there and Slide and Splash is a must for anyone with a family, we also visited the Sand City, again something to be seen. For the more touristy type shops head to Albufeira, although we were not there long, we missed the peacefulness of the villa. Moncarapacho is a great little village, we unfortunately missed the festival happening this week but they have a great market the first Saturday of the month, well worth a visit but have a walk down as it gets very busy. Would also recommend Antonio's restaurant, just lovely

Valter, the owner, i couldnt fault. Really helpful, any questions answered promptly and the amount of information provided was spot on. The management company, again no issues. We had one little issue with the Air con as it tripped one day (11pm), i made a call. They came and sorted it the next day.

All in all a lovely family villa that i would highly recommend to anyone wanting to get away and see a bit of real Portugal and not just a load of shops selling hats and magnets :-) If you get chance, go you wont regret it. Cheers from Lee and what felt like the brady bunch i took with me :-)

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic, excellent, great, and much more

  • 5 of 5

Where do we start.The owner was very helpful with information and quick to respond to any questions. The villa was fantastic, even the picture don't do it justice, and the picture are great. Villa is very big, we want in a group of 8 and found no problems with space. All the bedrooms are very big, and big sitting room. was great having breakfast outside in the sun and lunch and dinner. The pool was fantastic, you can stand in half of the pool, and the other end is abit deeper which was great. The jacuzzi was nice and relaxing. We was on the top floor and the view was amazing to wake up to. And as a group We could not find any faults with our stay or villa, but would love to see some kind of bar in the villa.We have already booked this again for next year, and am more then sure we'll do the seem in years to come. Great job guys.



  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Take me back

  • 5 of 5

There was 8 of us and not one of us could fault the Villa. We arrived quite late due to a problem at the car rental place. However the person who had greeted us was very nice and understood. We also did have a bit of trouble following the directions but that was just a minor issue. After we got to the house we as able to properly set up the Sat-Nav and we no longer had a problem getting around.

We spent most of our time at the villa in the pool or jacuzzi. We took the advice to hire cars for the weekend and we are very glad we did as it is very secluded and the nearest supermarket we found was a 5/10 min drive away from us. I would say the Internet connection could be better as you can only really get signal in the living room or that ground level anyone on the 1st or lower level cannot access it.

The property was clean and there was more then enough room for all of us. We found however there was not a lot of room on the sofa for all of us all the time and would feel that a bar and pool table would be a welcome addition to the place but we would go back year after year without it to.

The pool was warm no matter what time you used it and the lights stay on by the pool till about 2am. One downside to the pool is that bugs, dust, dirt and leafs do go into the pool when your using it, but we did try to keep it as clean as we could using the skimmer. We did have to call the pool cleaner out once and when we did come back it was spotless and we was able to drive right in again.

I would gladly tell anyone to go to the property but do make sure you hire a car.

There are so many places that we ate however one I must recommend is Restaurante Prazeres which is in Olhao, they do amazing surf and turf. However no matter where you go the food is amazing and the portions are a lot better then what you would get in England.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very pleased you enjoyed staying at the villa and decided to come back next year. The villa is located in a rural location and has the best available internet connection for the area, However as the villa is very large the signal range is limited. The pool is professionally cleaned once or twice a week. Thanks very much for your stay and look forward to welcome you again next year.
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Perfect for family holiday

  • 5 of 5

12 of us (8 adults & 4 children) have just come back from a fab week at this villa. The house is gorgeous, we all spent many hours in the pool and jacuzzi and the men enjoyed daily use of the tennis courts!

House was spotless and had plenty of space for all of us.

MARS agents were great when we were delayed and left us a welcome pack of bread, milk, butter, wine and beer. They also came out to fix a pool light one day.

The area of the house is perfect, we visited nearby Olhao, Tavira twice and Fuzeta and had really nice meals there. We ate in Moncarapacho (5 mins from the house) twice, both times in Antonio's restaurant. His food is delicious, inexpensive and they welcomed our toddlers and made food for them that wasn't on the menu.

Valter the villa owner was really easy to communicate with and overall we had a great time and may well go back again in future!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Colina Verde Golf and Sports Resourt
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Car: necessary


A 10 minute drive will bring you to the coastal town of Fuzeta, lying within the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve. There is a small beach on the lagoon in the town itself. Take the small ferry across the lagoon (five minutes) and you reach the miles and miles of sand, sun and sea of Isla de Armona. There is a restaurant and facilities where you land. The beach has white sand, clean warm water, and is backed by dunes - one of the very best in Europe. Most of the beach is empty even in peak season.


The villa is situated 15Km to the east of Faro airport and car hire is essential. That will enable you to visit a wider variety of the beautiful beaches, a coastal wetlands national park and the many unspoilt towns and villages most with very reasonably priced restaurants in the area.


The nearest town is Moncarapacho (5 minutes drive), a charming small town with all the basics: 2 good small supermarkets, market, restaurants, bank, fuel, post office, newspapers and plenty of cafe's.

The large coastal town of Olhão is 15 minutes drive away - a paradise for lovers of fish and sea food. Tavira - the cultural and historic town at the center of the Eastern Algarve - is just 20 minutes drive away.

Further Details:

Olhao is very Portuguese, very Algarvian and very un-touristic. The pedestrian shopping area winds in cobbled streets through the moorish-looking old town to the waterfront with its markets (fruit, veg, meat, deli as well as fish), its cafes’s, parks and sparkling views out over the Ria Formosa lagoons.


Rates & Availability

Fornalha Villa Rental Rates

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Oct 1 2016 - Oct 28 2016
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Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $306

Booking Notes:
We accept payments in British Pounds and Euros by bank transfer. We require a 30% deposit when confirming booking. The balance, together with a refundable breakages deposit of £250, is due 8 weeks prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:
The changeover day is Saturday. We ask guests to vacate by 10/11am and to arrive between 4pm and 9pm to allow time for thorough cleaning.

Notes on prices:
Prices are per week in UK Pounds. Pool heating is optional at a weekly charge of £125.

30% deposit is required to secure reservation and balance payable within 8 weeks of arrival. Payments are accepted by bank transfer in either British pounds or euros.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Fornalha Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
  • 5 bathrooms in total. 2 bathrooms have a bath, walk-in shower, double wash basins, WC and bidet. 2 other bathrooms have a large walk-in shower, wash basin and WC. The bathroom at the lowest level only has a shower and wash basin. Finishing very high!
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 6 bedrooms in total. 3 are en-suite of which 2 with double beds, and 3 others with twin beds. Top 2 floors have air conditioning, climate control heating and flat screen TV. Modern style and luxuriously finished.
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: All the facilities being offered are for the private use of our guests. The Villa offers air conditioning and climate control heating throughout the top two floors (ie. 4 bedrooms (3 en-suite), lounge, dinning room and kitchen). The bedrooms on the first floor are both en-suite. On the ground floor one of the bedrooms is en-suite with the second having a bathroom just outside. The two twin bedrooms on the lowest level have no aircon but have fans instead. With all the facilities available this villa is very suitable for families looking for either an early spring holiday or a later autumn break ensuring that you will have all the comforts required. During the night the temperatures can drop and with climate control in place it will ensure that you will keep warm. Also in early spring or late autumn the pool is normally too cold for kids or fragile adults but with the option of having pool heating in place that is no problem. It offers "MEO" Sat. TV with 65 channels, some English spoken. Outside: Outside at the ground entry level you have a very spacious terrace with stairs (can be closed off so kids can’t get to the pool), leading to the large pool with roman-steps with around 12m x 5m. There is also a separate Jacuzzi/spa adjacent to the pool. The Saltwater pool can be heated on request. There is also a tennis court for the sole use of our guests. There are palm trees around the villa with some grassed areas in particular at the front of the house. The villa is located within a valley in a natural reserve and in an elevated position, so it has wonderful views of the countryside around it. From the terrace at night you can enjoy wonderful views of the night sky - the Milky Way is easily visible because there is no light pollution. The villa is secluded but not isolated and there are no immediate neighbours on either side. It is in a peaceful location ideal to have a relaxing holiday. There is also a fantastic BBQ for you to enjoy cooking and eating all fresco. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Weekly cleaning provided. This includes fresh towels and bed-linen once a week. Additional cleaning possible on request. Other: There is a separate air conditioned dining area adjacent to the living room with stylish modern furniture enough for 12 people to seat at the table and close to the kit

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