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

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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.


Owner
The Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

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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Amenities

Fornalha Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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!
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • 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:
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

Reviews

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average rating of 4.75 based on 21 reviews
5

Stunning Villa with Wonderful Views, Family Holiday to Remember

  • 5 of 5

After spending what felt like weeks looking for the perfect villa near to Tavira I finally came across this one. I instantly new it would be perfect for our family and what we wanted.

Having visited Tavira many times before we wanted something in the area for our family of 7 adults and 2 children (age 1 & 2)

On first impressions the villa is beautiful just outside the villa of Moncarapacho, we initially struggled with the directions (due to a very early start!) but Ian from MARS very kindly came and met us and drove us in. The service from Ian and the team whilst we were out there was second to none.

The Villa is very well kept, clean and modern, it was large and bright- and very quiet. The bedrooms had ample storage and the AC was brilliant. We had the double on the top floor with a balcony and a view of the sea which was just lovely. The villa also benefited from a fantastic terrace, we spent many evenings and nights here sat drinking wine in the sun until 9pm! It really was the WOW factor. Having small children we did have reservations however there is a lockable gate and the balcony is well protected.

The pool itself we paid to be heated which was absolutely worth it! We were all in it everyday, it's a great size and the jacuzzi is a great addition. The tennis court was also a huge highlight and the men spent many a day in competition.

In the evening we visited Fuzeta, Olhao 3 times and Tavira once. Although Tavira is our favourite it was just a bit too far in a taxi. Olhao however was beautiful and we had some fantastic meals out here, and the girls loved the bouncy castles!

I have to say the service from Valter the owner has been exceptional, always answering queries very quickly. We would certainly look to book again in the future but next time for longer!

The only things we did say which would be great to see for next time would be a fridge on the very ground level for drinks so you don't have to keep going upstairs, and also mattresses for some of the plastic sunloungers. These are minor points for what was an incredible family holiday!

Thank you again and we hope to be back again in the future :)

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always a pleasure when we feel that we were able to provide our guests with a fantastic holiday experience. It's also very rewarding to know that the villa offers a variety of entertaining facilities that I can see from Holly's experience is more accentuated if more time is spent at the Villa rather than travelling around, partly because of opting for taxis rather than car hire, or simply preferring a quieter holiday away from it all. We are also very pleased to hear that Holly knew the area very well from previous holidays, and with that knowledge and still having spent weeks looking for a perfect villa she decided to book Villa St Miguel. We are also extremely pleased to hear that the professional support of my management team led by Sara and Ian was considered second to none, as that is what we aim for every single time, and that is very much appreciated when recognised by our guests. Most importantly to us is the feedback received from guests, as that helps us improve what's on offer to ensure we can provide the best possible experience and service, and our guests are best placed to provide us with that information. We are pleased to inform that the recommendation to have another fridge at the lower level has now been implemented so that drinks can be kept chilled and much closer to the pool area. We also have acquired additional sunbeds and mattresses as suggested. Thanks Holly for choosing Villa St Miguel and it has been a pleasure to welcome families such as yourselves that not only know how to get the best out of it, but also are respectful to the property and that is much appreciated. We very much look forward to welcome you again in the near future :)
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A Wonderful Time!

  • 4 of 5

Our party stayed at this villa for 2 weeks recently and had a fantastic time. We arrived early on check-in day but leaving our luggage was no problem at all. Sara from the management company gave us a tour of the villa and suggested places to go for lunch, supermarkets for shopping and places to visit during our stay.

The villa itself is lovely and suited our needs though there were a few snags that needed addressing. Once these snags were reported, Christian came around the same day and sorted the lot! The service we received from the management company was exceptional and very efficient. Any queries or issues we had were resolved swiftly and efficiently.

The only negatives for us were that there was a lack of shade outside by the pool, particularly during the afternoon where the sun shines directly at the back of the villa. There are parasols but only one person could fit within the shade at any one time so some of us were fighting over them! If there were a couple more then this would help. As it can get windy, we sometimes had to take them down as they can easily get damaged but even a freak gust of wind can also cause damage! Also, the bathroom on the lower ground floor didn't have a toilet, therefore we had to walk up to the next floor; this is just something to be aware of.

Finally, the outside tables on the terrace had a heavy sag in the middle and needed replacing. Very impressively though, these were replaced with new tables the very next day! As the outside area is where people tend to spend the most time (as with our party), it would be even better if high quality wooden tables were installed which would improve the experience even further.

Overall we had a fantastic time. Big shout out to Sara for sorting everything out for us but also to Valter, the owner, for being a great help and extremely responsive to any queries we had. Our security deposit was also returned very swiftly which was impressive. Many thanks again!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much James for your feedback and great appreciation and I am very pleased you had a wonderful time during your two weeks stay at the villa. We always aim to provide the best possible service at all times to ensure our guests are satisfied not only with the villa but the supporting service from my management team. We appreciate all feedback we get from our guests as that is crucial for us to increase the quality of the service we provide and certainly will take on board your suggestions. Thanks again for allowing us to be of service.
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5

Perfect Family Villa

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the villa during August 2017 and have to say it did not disappoint. The villa was clean and well equipped. Whilst we ate out several times at the many amazing local restaurants - we also had a few meals and BBQ's as well.

The pool and Jacuzzi we used every day - we did have it heated as we had little ones with us who were in and out of the pool all day. So would recommend you do this if you want to get the most out of the pool.

The tennis court was also the source of much fun with badminton, football tournaments, tennis and not to mention a great place for the kids and their remote control cars.

Sara was extremely helpful and responded to the queries we had very promptly. Also gave us some ideas on where to visit.

Beautiful villa, in beautiful surroundings. You do need a car - but getting around is not difficult and there are many things to do nearby.

We had a mix of kids from 6 months to 11 years - and they all had a great time as did the adults. Would definitely recommend and consider for a future holiday.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Both me and Sara and very pleased we were able to contribute towards your holiday enjoyment. In particular I am very happy to hear you found the villa and its surroundings rather beautiful and that you enjoyed all the villa had to offer. Sara knows the area very well and of course always happy to help our guests with advice and recommendations of things to do or where to go in the area as well as any management issues. The area is certainly ideal for family holidays with a great variety of things to do to meet all choices and interests. Many thanks for your custom and we hope to welcome you soon.
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The Family Holiday of a Lifetime!

  • 5 of 5

I wanted to celebrate my 60th birthday with a family holiday and my husband found this beautiful villa after weeks of searching. It was perfect in every way. Fantastic location, luxurious, spacious, clean, modern, well equipped (with everything you could possibly need), and the air conditioning was excellent. The bedrooms were beautiful and so comfortable with large wardrobes with sliding doors and more than enough storage. Mine had a luxurious en suite which I loved and a terrace with great views. It also overlooked the pool which was delightful.

There were 13 of us altogether (12 adults and 1 child) and with the great facilities provided there was always something for everyone to do. From sunbathing on the loungers to playing table tennis, tennis or exercising on the gym equipment. And the pool and jacuzzi were magnificent!

The barbecue was fantastic and we dined on the beautiful terrace where we loved to watch the stunning sunsets.

The village of Moncarapacho was only a 5 minute drive away and where we got to see the real Portugal. We met some amazing local people who were so kind and friendly. We loved mixing with the locals on their Karaoke night and even joined in with the zumba dancing. Brilliant fun!!

We had my birthday celebration dinner at Antonio's and he was so accommodating, letting my family put up balloons and bunting and he even made a beautiful cake. We dined there quite a few times as the food was simply delicious. We also loved Tapas and Drinks in the square where we got to know the staff. They made us promise that we'd come back next year.

The Aqua Show Park was only a 25 minute drive away and the water slides were brilliant.

Although some of us visited nearby towns such as Fuseta, Vilamoura and Tavira (which were beautiful) most didn't want to leave the villa.

I would like to say a big thank you to Valter who was brilliant, responding quickly to any questions and to his management team Sara and Ian who were excellent. Sara quickly sorted out a few minor issues and was so helpful with our car hire. I felt so safe and secure knowing they were only a phone call away.

I would highly recommend this stunning villa with it's tranquil surroundings. I have only been back home a few days and thinking how much I would love to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, what can I say! You seem to have gone to all the right places and met all the right people with the end result of a fantastic holiday for a very worthy occasion. I am just very pleased that me and my management team were able to contribute to those memories of a lifetime and that you really appreciated staying at the villa and its facilities. This is what our objective is and to be able to deliver every single time and improve our services whenever possible. Thanks Caroline, and we would love to welcome you again in the near future.
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New managment team needed.

  • 3 of 5

Returned after our stay last year and coming a second time it just didnt feel the same.

We was noticing things that needed fixing. Also we was only left with the main front door key which meant that we could not double lock the doors when we went out. The management team used the excuse of "because the doors sweel in the heat sometimes they get stuck and also some prople have lost the keys which are expencise to replace."

The property is nice but does need some TLC as there are lights not working and window shutters broken. The net proveded to get bugs out of the water was broken and only replaced after it broke off the hook however it is the same net from at least a year ago.

Our group will not be returning to the property any more. 2 times is more then enough.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My aim is always to ensure that all guests obtain the best possible experience and enjoy their well deserved holidays. By providing a villa that is maintained to a high standard and well managed regardless of cost I feel I am meeting that objective. In return I would like to think that guests are able to reciprocate my efforts by respecting the property. I have a management team that I consider excellent and have provided me and my guests with a very good service for a long time now. That can be evidenced from the various previous reviews of the villa with specific mention of them. Should guests have any issues whilst staying at the villa, they will respond as quickly and swiftly as practically possible and endeavour to resolve those issues to ensure the least disruption is experienced. On the specific comments made in this review, and further to discussion with my manager, the shutters had been recently serviced and there were no repairs needed. All lights are always checked and they were working and compliant. Equipment is replaced when necessary as was the net by the pool. The main entrance door has a locking mechanism not requiring double locking and keys are generally made available to guests unless a key has got lost by previous guests and replacements need to be obtained. Although the villa is located in a quite area of the Algarve an alarm is also installed with cameras to ensure extra security and linked to Securitas. I always listen to guests and their feedback and take action to ensure that future guests will benefit. Unfortunately on this occasion the feed back I received from my manager regarding the guests that left this review is as replicated below: "We make it clear to all guests that they can call us at any times with any problems.Should a guest call we deal with it as soon as possible. We didn't receive a call about any of the issues in there review. This was a large mixed group of young people. We feel that they didn't treat the villa with the sort of respect they should have done for someone else's property. There were 3 broken chairs , a chipped bowl, a lot of rubbish left from water bomb balloons in and around the pool and grounds. A broken outside light, they also used the air con with all the doors and windows open. 95% of the guests to this property leave he property in a clean and tidy condition. Sadly these guest are in the other 5%"
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5

A great house for a family holiday.

  • 5 of 5

The house was brilliant for our family age range-5-67 !

We all enjoyed the facilities, especially the swimming pool and jacuzzi , tennis court and table tennis table .Our Grandaughter loved the radios in the bathroom -as did we! The house is very spacious and kitchen well equipped. We liked the unspoiled countryside around the house and Moncarapcho is an Interesting village with reasonably priced cafes and supermarkets .Tavira ,Fuseta and Olhao authentic Portuguese towns not spoilt by tourism. A car is necessary as advised by The owner. Valter was extremely helpful and responded promptly to any questions .The MARs agents were all very pleasant and helpful .

Thankyou to Valter and to agency staff for making our stay so enjoyable ,

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Moncarapacho
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Colina Verde Golf and Sports Resourt
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Moncarapacho
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Fuseta/Olhao
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

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.

Travel:

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.

Distances:

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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $337.79

Booking Notes:
We accept payments in British Pounds and Euros by bank transfer. We require a 25% deposit when confirming booking with the balance payable 60 days prior to check-in.

Changeover Day:
The changeover day is always on a Saturday. We ask guests to vacate by 10am and to arrive between 4pm and 9pm to allow time for thorough cleaning and preparation of the villa.

Notes on prices:
Prices are per week in UK Pounds. Please note that pool heating is optional and there will be an extra charge of £175 on the top of your quoted amount for your pure letting and will be added to your final balance. There is also a £250 breakages deposit that will be returned within 14 days of departure.

Minimum stay and period of rental:
The minimum stay at the villa is a week and it can only be rented out for full weeks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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