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Elected one of the hottest villas for families by The Sunday Times

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,659 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms+ 1 toilet, 8 sleeps

Elected by the The Sunday Times edition of 2nd February 2015, as one of the hottest villas of Portugal and Spain (7th place in 10 selected villas).

Villa Monte Canelas was constructed in 2009, it has a contemporary architecture and it is surrounded by a huge private garden. It has also 2 swimming pools being one for children. The pools are separated by a lounge wood area with 4 sun loungers and a outdoor 8 places sofa. There is a mobile gas barbecue and another charcoal barbecue. There is also a lunch table up to 10.

It is composed by a unique ground floor comprising:

A spacious sitting/ TV and dining room with a big LCD TV and several international channels, a DVD player with movies and Wii console and games and Hi-fi system It also has large glass sliding doors which access directly to the outside living/dining area, pool and garden. This villa is perfect to keep on eye on your children.

The dinning inside and out table can sit up to 10.

At the back side of the house there is a small herb garden where you can collect some spices and aromatic herbs used for cooking.

The private parking area is able to 4 cars or even more

The villa is located in the quiet Village approximately 5min from the Penina Golf hotel and from a huge comercial area. 3 Restaurants are near the villa (2 min). To the next beaches it is only a 10 minutes drive, as Alvor and Portimão.

Sport/Leisure time:

In a region with such a large ocean front, the Algarve offers almost every activity you can think of related to (the use of) water. Also for the ones who are not particularly keen to be in or around water, there are plenty of activities to spend a wonderful time in the Algarve! Read below a wide selection of leisure- and sport activities : Fishing, Swimming, Cycling, Golf, Horse Riding, Jeep Safaris, Mountain Biking, Wind and Kite Surfing, Diving, Tennis, Walking, Jet ski, Parasailing, Water Ski, Sailing, (Lawn)Bowling, Deep-Ocean Fishing, Karting, Dolphin- and Bird Watching, Speedboat-, Catamaran- and Sailing Boat Rentals, Ultralight Flights, Mini-Golf, etc. Water parks, zoos, family parks (Zoo Marine, Aquashow and Krazy World) as well as several museums invite to trips. Further interesting activities, Gypsy markets, exhibitions and other important information for the holiday-maker you can find in the weekly magazine 'Algarve Resident' and 'Viva Algarve' (available at supermarkets).

Shopping in Portimao:

Portimao, the Algarve’s second biggest city, offers everything to make a shopping heart beat faster. From small boutiques, crafts and art shops to shopping malls, there’s something of interest for everyone (except for some men maybe). In the historical centre there is a huge pedestrian area, narrow streets and several squares invite to wander around in good atmosphere. The kilometres long boulevard in front of the famous Praia da Rocha beach is packed with all sorts of shops. Along the Arade River, going land inwards from the Portimao Marina (harbour), another kilometres long boulevard is currently created, linking the Marina and Praia da Rocha with the historical centre. Several shopping malls, Lidl and Plus are to be found along the double lane access road to Praia da Rocha. Spread throughout the city, smaller supermarkets, butchers and bakeries complete the wide range of shopping possibilities Portimao has to offer. Almost all shops are open 7 days a week.


Golf is definitively the most popular sport in the Algarve, no wonder when realising the climatological conditions all year round and the exceptional beauty of lay outs (most of them by famous international golf architects) and surroundings. Read below a selection of 4 excellent golf courses in your region out of the Algarve' approximately 35 golf courses; Palmares Course: the breathtaking scenery can be appreciated from most of the course, with views over the Alvor river estuary, beaches and the bay of Lagos. There are 5 authentic links holes amongst the dunes close to the ocean exposed to the prevailing winds. Other holes throughout hillsides and valleys full of trees. Penina Course: it has hosted the Portuguese open 8 times and is built on flattish parkland terrain with fairways lined by countless trees and with tricky water hazards. Also several long par-3 and par-4 holes, requiring both length and accuracy. Alto Course: it boasts a majestic site overlooking the ocean and with views inland towards the Monchique hills. Some 10.000 trees were planted on the course and have attracted a large variety of birds. The course is not overly difficult and can be enjoyed by golfers of all standards. Golf do Morgado; recently opened, almost a 1000 acres, making it the biggest golf course in the Algarve. Beautiful scenery, pure nature, no villas/apartments but 6 lakes, hills, valleys, 1000's of olive, carob and fig trees, the unspoilt Algarve!

More Details
Registration Number : 9700/AL

Augusto Silva
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

Why Augusto Silva chose Alcalar

Fed up with being battered by floats and armbands in the pool? Among the eye-catching features of the four-bedroom Villa Monte Canelas is a children’s pool, separated from the placid waters of your own adults-only cool-off by a wooden lounging area. But the segregation won’t last: there’s an enormous dining table that seats 10, an eight-seat outdoor sofa and an oversized LCD TV, around which you can all gather for movie nights. Other perks include a Wii console, a DVD player, a hammock and a spacious enclosed lawn with a spice garden. What’s nearby? Does it matter?

What makes this villa unique

This property is unique, you cannot find easily villas like that. The villa is perfect for families with children: it has one little pool and the house has just the ground floor, you will not find neither a step. Beyound this, the living room has huge windows to the pools and garden, which is perfect to keep an eye on your children. The most villas in Algarve have several floors, becoming wearing and incovenient. Here is different and I'm sure that will love.


Alcalar Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3659 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • There are 2 full bathrooms, one of them belongs to the suite. All the 2 full bathrooms has 2 sinks and tub. In addition, there is one more separate toilete.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , double sofa bed
  • It has 1 double bedroom with built in wardrobes being one a master bedroom with en-suited bathroom with twin wash hand basins, and a dressing area. The other 2 are twins bedrooms with 2 single beds and a separated twin wash hand basins bathroom and the last one is an office with a bed-sofa that can be used as a bed for more 2 people. There is also a social bathroom. All the rooms lead onto the terraces and garden via patio doors. There is 1 extra-bed and 2 cots available.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
A fully fitted kitchen is with fridge, a separate freezer, microwave, oven, hob, stove, dishwashing machine, wash machine, coffee machine Dulce Gusto, all the basic household countertop kitchen appliances, dinnerware, kitchenware and glassware. The house has air conditioning units throughout the house to enjoy the summer hot months, a fireplace in the cooler months alarm system and is connected with free Wi-Fi internet connection and offers everything possible for a relaxing family holiday.


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Elected one of the hottest villas for families by The Sunday Times
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 46 reviews

Absolutely wonderful property

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our break at this beautiful house. It is by far one of the best properties we have stayed in. Gilberta gave us a very warm welcome and tour of the property and everything you would expect is supplied. The pool was heated and it was difficult to tear ourselves away to explore the area. Its a perfect place if you want a quiet week away from it all, we would happily stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Fabulous villa

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 1 week in July 2017 (4 adults and 3 children) and had a really relaxing holiday in a fabulous villa. Photos often make paces look bigger than they actually are, but we were pleasantly surprised to find that the photos on the website are a true indication of how spacious this villa is. We didn't spend much time inside the villa, but if we had, there would have been plenty of room for us all. The house is well stocked with everything that you could need in terms of kitchen and dining equipment. We ate all of our meals outside and cooked on the gas BBQ every evening (there is also a charcoal BBQ). The garden is beautifully kept and very private. The hammock proved popular and even though the weather was very hot, we opted for the pool to be heated, which I can recommend. The villa was so good that some days we didn't venture out at all, but Alvor and Lagos are definitely worth a visit. Augusto and Gilberta responded well to everything that we asked of them. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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A true 5-star rental

  • 5 of 5

We rented this villa 2 years ago, and it is by far the best holiday home, we have ever rented. Because of the popularity and high rating, we had to book alternative villas on 3 later vacations to the Algarve, but this year we were lucky and managed to get the house again for our spring holiday in Alvor. It is unnecessary to add any details. Everything you can say has already been said. This is a true 5-star rental, and if we will come back with great pleasure next year - if we have the luck one more time. :)

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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Expectations surpassed

  • 5 of 5

We were in this beautiful villa for a month with our 2 poodles. We have looked at this villa for the past few years but were lucky to book it in time for part of our Algarve winter holiday.

As soon as you drive into the property you are encased in a beautiful house and garden. As the whole side of the house is floor to ceiling glass, the light, even in winter, is wonderful. Furnishings are top class, beds excellent and well stocked kitchen and appliances. Owners go out of their way to make you feel at home. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
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Excellent luxurious villa

  • 5 of 5

The villa was perfect. Beautifully laid out and all on the ground floor which was perfect for our baby who has just started walking. Kids loved both pools and was great to dip in as the weather was so hot. Layout, location and facilities were all great - everything we needed was supplied.

Superb, clean and well maintained villa - great contact with the owner Augusto.

Garden was fabulous - couldn't fault anything inside or out.

I would definitely recommend this villa to friends and family - it was a great place to stay and excellent location just a short drive into Alvor or Portimao. We would love to come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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A spacious and wonderful holiday villa

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed your fabulous and well equiped house. We were with 7 persons and our grandson, a 2 years old. Beds are wonderfull, bathrooms handy with so many people. Warmed swimmingpool was wonderfull. A beautiful garden with trees, palms and bushes. We had a little bit of trouble with the electricity and the main fuses dropped out. Within a few hours it was all fixed by the electricians. In spite of the weather we enjoyed our holiday. We really had to look out for the sun near the coast because we had to deal with heavy rain showers and partly Ray's of sun. Probably were were not lucky with the weather but enjoyed our stay in this wonderful villa.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Faro Airport
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Penina and Morgado do Reguengo
Nearest Train
14 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Fonte da Pedra / Tasco / Amadeus
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Car: necessary

This magnificent detached villa is located in Portimão, west Algarve, in a very calm residential area nearby Penina and Morgado do Regengo golf courses and 10 km driving from the beaches and 5 km from the city mall.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $369.19

•Whilst we are happy to be flexible, during the summer period we prefer a Saturday to Saturday changeover.
•Discount depending on length of stay.
•Cots are available (a fee could be required).
•NO supplements for air conditioning.
•Pool heating system has a extra cost of 80 euros/week.The little pool It's NOT heated.
•Extra bed sheets and towels changing - €60,00/changing
•Just extra bed sheets or towels changing - €40,00/changing

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.