About the property
- Villa2260 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay0 - 7 nights
3 Beds, 3 baths, sleeps 6, stunning country location yet close to activities
Large, comfortable villa with private pool and fantastic panoramic views to the coast. Sitting in beautiful unspoilt countryside, with crops of citrus fruits, avocado, mangoes and olives, the area is peaceful and secluded, but not isolated with other villas within close walking distance. The villa is set in the middle of land, on a hillside, with uninterrupted views to the coastline stretching from Portimao to Albufeira. This is the perfect place for a wonderful holiday away from all the crowds, yet within a short driving distance of beaches, water parks and high quality golf courses. The villa is roomy and cool in summer with ceiling fans in all rooms and mosquito closings on all doors and windows. Patio doors open from the lounge and dining room to a large shaded terrace; ideal for 'al fresco' dining on freshly cooked food from the static barbeque, or sitting enjoying a good book. The pool is secluded and wonderful for a cool dip or just relaxing on the loungers drinking in the view.
The villa has three bedrooms, with two on the ground floor and the large master bedroom is upstairs with its own bathroom and private terrace.
A truly relaxing holiday: This is the place to take a real breather away from the hectic everyday lifestyle. You will love the pool, the fresh air and the freedom of having so much space to call your own. If you want to taste the bustle of the water parks or beaches then they are within close distance. If you are a family or a group of friends, you will quickly become enamoured by the tranquil, relaxing atmosphere and you can enjoy exploring the surrounding areas as much or as little as you like. There is plenty to see if you wish, but you don't need an excuse to just take it easy. ( For the very energetic a trip to Lisbon could be on the cards - just two and half hours away). Whatever your choice you will find that our spacious airy villa will give plenty of room for everyone.
For those who want to keep in touch with home there is satellite television with a wide range of English programmes and free wifi can keep you up to date with your e-mail. Or relax by the pool in total privacy and let the rest of the world go by.
Enjoy the real Portugal: There is another Portugal away from the busy coastal resorts. This has a slower pace of life with friendly local people living a life they have lived for generations before them. They may be the farmers growing the oranges, or the nomadic shepherds with their goats, or even the gypsies we often see with their handsome horses driving on the roads. Visiting the local travelling monthly market could give you a chance to see them all. And then of course there is the food and the wine! Wonderful fresh fish - you know about Sardines, but try Dourado you'll love it and the wine is really good at a price you will find amazingly cheap. Come and enjoy!
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Absolutely loved our stay at Monte Nora. All rooms were very comfortable (especially lounge and master suit) and had a great amount of space. Perfect for a larger family. Excellent kitchen facilities and outdoor dining/seating areas - we spent a lot of time outside as the weather was absolutely amazing for the whole week. The pool, in particular, was brilliant with various options to sit in sun or shade and the views were fabulous. The steps down to the poolside are quite steep so not particularly suitable for elderly/infirm, although my 85 year old mother managed with some assistance. Thanks also to Michelle and Julie for their help and answering any questions - they were so friendly and welcoming (as was the cat who regularly visited). Would absolutely recommend this villa for a very peaceful and relaxing holiday. A car is a must though, but there are great supermarkets in Silves particularly. All in all, a perfect week - just made coming home all the more disappointing!! Thanks for everything - we hope to be back.
Glorious views away from the crowd
The villa is located in the hills just a few miles (and a 20-minute drive) from the main town of Silves, providing a wonderful view out towards the Algarve's south coast.
Inside the villa has all mod cons, and is a great base to explore the surroundings, whatever your plans.
Outside, the villa's location triumphs, offering a peaceful, sun-soaked terrace or a pool by which you can enjoy a glass of wine, by day and into the evening, with just the geckos and the lovely local cat for company.
Dining out, there are a couple of extremely good restaurants a car/taxi journey away (O Alambique and Bistro Rainha), or you can head to town for a more relaxed experience, if you want a couple of beers and some piri-piri chicken.
Having travelled widely around the Med over the years, in pursuit of a week's peace and quiet away from the rat race and under the unbroken sun, I have to say this is the best experience we have had.
I highly recommend this villa for anyone wanting to recharge their batteries, before returning to the fray.
Fantastic villa, pool and location
This was our first visit to this villa and it won't be our last. The villa is beautifully kept, 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and great sized living room and dining area. Situated on a hill side the views are amazing down to the coast. Outside is a shaded veranda with dining table and comfy chairs, ideal for meals, chilling out and admiring the view, and a great pool and gardens that are also beautifully kept. The pool is brilliant for all ages and also has a shaded seating area and a Jacuzzi seat.
The nearby town of Silves has decent supermarkets, restaurants and a lovely castle and the bigger towns of Portimao and Lagos, both on the coast, are a short drive away. Also within easy driving distance are 2 water parks and Zoomarine which is a great day out. Next year we're going to do the Zoomarine Dolphin experience. There are plenty of beaches nearby but we never went to any in the 2 weeks because the pool and villa were so good.
Overall I would recommend this villa for a relaxing "get away" holiday that is still close enough to the main tourist attractions to keep everyone happy. Perfect!
Peaceful stay with wonderful view
The house itself lies quite atop a hill, providing a wonderful view towards the distant ocean. Sitting in the evening on the terrace was one of our favourite moments while there.
Children (ok, also adults) loved the swimming pool - it is conveniently located not at the very doorstep of the house, but some steps below, thereby providing some security for always running toddler - also a little gate ensures that he could not get directly to the pool.
House is huge. We were altogether 3 adults and 3 children and never had to queue for getting to the bathroom. Kitchen has all the necessary utensils, but we used also the grill to make some food outside.
It is nice to have your own road leading up to the house - so, if you spot a car coming up, then you know that you are definitely having some visitor :)
We were kindly asked to feed the cat, who was supposed to be living somewhere on the premises. However, we unintentionally domesticated a dog, who loyally followed us to the "centre" of the village some 5 km away and back... whereby the cat obviously took offence and did not show up for the days we were staying. I hope he returned afterwards...
The place is really nice and has everything any vacationer needs, however it would definitely benefit from having some more greenery around. But obviously Portuguese sun is strong and it takes what it takes to keep the place green also in summer months.
Now it is already winter, but when I remember the long evenings on the terrace with wine glass in hand, I am longing to get back.
Thank you for your review Ilze. Very pleased that you enjoyed your stay. The news on your "adopted" dog is that he eventually decided to go home. He was obviously not a stray, as he was in very good condition and just enjoyed your company. Our cat, who is feral and never comes in the house, but arrives to be fed and has been coming for 17 years, did return when the dog disappeared.
I can see how your Latvian cold winters made you think of your sunny days in the Algarve. We look forward to seeing you again sometime. Best wishes for a happy 2017.
excellent house, pool and views
This property was above all spotlessly clean and well equipped. It had all the mod cons that go to make a home from home - the television even had BBC northern ireland. The rooms were ample size and there was plenty of room throughout the house. The pool was bigger than I thought it would be and was regularly serviced by Tommy who along with Julie the 'caretaker' of the house ended up doubling as our tourist guides in respect of local attractions. Julie came and changed the beds and provided fresh linen and showed us the pool lights for a night time dip. I cant find anything negative to say about this property except that I don't own it myself. 2 weeks is possibly not long enough.
Thank you Tommy for your lovely comments. So pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you visit us again some day.
This is the second visit to this villa. It is in a beautiful setting, quiet and peaceful. The villa is very well equipped with everything you could need for a fab holiday, but still retains a homely feel and not just a rented property it has a warmth and you know it is also a home. It is close to silves an easy drive with everything you need from supermarket, a fruit/veg/fish indoor market and lots of restaurants. Also easy to get to beaches both busy and quiet. The owner Iris has always been very helpful and friendly in our transactions. Will visit again and highly recommend.
Thank you Iris and Phil. It is always a pleasure to have you visit our villa. Best wishes to you both.
Situated between Silves and Messines. Silves is just a short drive away and as well as providing a number of sites of historical interest it has plenty of good restaurants and shops including a large supermarket, and a daily market for fruit and freshly caught fish. Several quality golf courses, including a brand new one in Silves, are all a short drive. There are a number of restaurants dotted around the countryside which make good Portuguese meals and give visitors a chance to savour the 'real' Portugal and the prices are considerably cheaper than on the busy coast. The beaches of Armacao de Pera, Carvoeiro and Gale are about twenty minutes drive away, as are the water parks and Zoomarine. However most people just love to be at the villa by the pool. Interesting places to visit such as Monchique, Lagos and Sagres are less than an hour away and there are all sorts of little villages dotted about which are fun to visit. About a forty minute drive from the airport on a good motorway. Changeover day is Saturday or Sunday.
Additional information about rental rates
Saturday/Sunday changeover day with some flexibility at certain times of the year. Arrival after 3.00pm and departure by 11.00am. Price is for the villa and includes all utilities, weekly maid service and change of linen and towels, gardener and pool cleaner. Booking deposit to confirm booking is £250 for each week. Winter long term let from December to February requires different conditions to be discussed with owner.