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Villa Vida Nova, Private Villa With Awesome Views, Infinity Pool

Villa with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and private pool in Monchique, Algarve

From £648 per week

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Villa to rent in Monchique, Algarve

  • Villa
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Private pool
  • WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / terrace
  • Parking
  • Private garden

Villa overview - owner's description

Luxurious and private villa for the discerning holiday maker. Nestled among Cork Oaks with panoramic views of the coast, quiet, rural, yet within walking distance to restaurants and town center.

Villa Vida Nova, Monchique, Algarve, Portugal.

This luxuriously appointed villa is ideal for your ultimate vacation experience. No expense has been spared in furnishing, equipping and maintaining the villa to exacting high standards, the villa achieves a 95% occupancy rate every year which attests to the care and attention that the owners provide to their guests.

The villa which is exclusive and completely private in its own walled and secure grounds sleeps 6 (and 2 cots for children under 3 years) in 3 suites, Super King, King and Twin. All suites have Juliet balconies and the Super King and King boast private sun terraces also. All Principle rooms face south and have spectacular views of the coast. The gourmet kitchen has every appliance and utensil that you would need for your culinary skills and the formal dining room has seating for 8. If you prefer al-fresco then the outside shaded eating area has seating for 8. There is a bbq and outside fridge for those who prefer to toss a steak on the coals. One of the main features of the villa is the infinity pool which affords the same awesome views of the coast whilst swimming. There is simply too much to list, Air-conditioned throughout, 4 TV's, Heating throughout, Wifi, Parking for 7 cars, separate entrance for staff, Natural spring with cave and fish, an abundance of fruit trees, walking distance to restaurants and town, read on!

New! All Villa Vida Nova guests receive "Exclusive Guest Status" at the famous Health Spa at Hotel Termal at Caldas de Monchique for the entire duration of their stay at the villa!

The Algarve with its famous pristine beaches and micro climate offers the best year round holiday opportunities for the discerning holidaymaker. Quaint fishing ports and historic cities and villages compete for the tourists attention. Secure family beaches and the west coasts wild surfing beaches offer a broad variety of scenery and seaside activities.

Over 300 sunny days every year make the Algarve, Europes favourite holiday destination. The Serra De Monchique is the Algarve's best kept secret, founded by the Romans which provides a historic backdrop and its natural spring waters are said to rejuvenate and even lengthen our days!

Talking about Romans, it was the Romans that built the stone terraces in Villa Vida Nova's gardens. They were built to retain the excellent soil for growing vegetables and fruit to feed the Centurians and troops, these days the terraces are still there but it's not the Romans getting fat on all that fruit..................

Villa Vida Nova is available on a weekly basis, Saturday being the Check in/out days.

The Picturesque Town of Monchique

The delightful town of Monchique, which is only 2 minutes drive from the villa, has a pretty central square with street cafes in which to while away the time and people watch. There are beautiful gardens to admire and narrow historic streets to explore. By the way, parking is free everywhere in Monchique including the underground car park! There are several supermarkets for you to stock up on supplies, 3 butchers, numerous cafés and a tea room serving delicious home made food, two banks with cash points, two petrol stations, 2 chemists, wine shop, gift shops and newsagents selling foreign papers. Recently opened is the new Intermarche supermarket mall, with a selection of shops, plenty of parking and ideal to stock up your holiday provisions.

Superb Dining for all Tastes and Budgets

There are many excellent yet inexpensive local restaurants, some of the best are within walking distance of the villa. You will be tempted by the delicious regional fare, chicken piri-piri, black Iberian pork, wild boar with plums, lamb casserole, chicken with cherries, pork and prawn cataplana, stuffed squid, grilled fish, local cured ham and smoked sausage, honey and marzipan sweets just to name a few, all are locally produced. There is an amazing sellection of wines and ports to enhance your dining experience, don't forget to try the local firewater Medronho, and for the ladies, Melosa, served from a glass slipper! (You have to search for the slipper!)

The Serra da Monchique

Monchique is nestled in a valley between the only two mountains in the Algarve, Foia and Picota. The Romans who established Monchique , as mentioned above they built, with precision granite terraces all over the Serra de Monchique, you will see them everywhere. Villa Vida Nova nestles in "Corga das Ervilhas" - Terraces of Peas! Corga is an ancient word not used these days and means "Terraces". Our terraces still produce, oranges, tangerines, lemons, plums, peaches, figs, sharon fruit, grapes, olives, cherries of which our guests are welcome to eat. We have also found, various stone hand tools, a bone needle, a bronze spur, a bronze buckle and slate buttons.

There are level walks, steep walks, walks to the top of Foia and walks to the cafes in town. Bird watching is very popular as we are on a major migratory route. Cork oak forests abound and offer welcome shade from the hot summer sun, and after all that exercise kick off your shoes and cool off in the infinity pool. Wind down with a glass of local wine or ice cold beer or test your culinary skills on the BBQ.

From the villa there are many attractions within a short drive. The peaks and contour roads of Foia and Picota afford 360 degree panoramic views, don't forget your camera! For the more adventurous, take some of the side roads and visit deserted watermills or the ghost village of Barbelote with its stunning cascade. The mountains here are quite spectacular and not to be missed ideal for the biker, hiker or just a casual stroll.

Local Spas and Wellness Centre.

The famous village of Caldas de Monchique with its health spa and wellness center is only 10 minutes drive away here you can take in the famous Monchique spring waters and enjoy being pampered in the health salons at either Hotel Termas de Monchique or Longevity Wellness Centre. In summer in the evening, you can listen to local live music whilst dining in the Caldas de Monchique square at Restaurant 1692.

A Short Drive Away.

There are several golf courses, the nearest just 15 minutes drive away, and the new Autodromo do Algarve, F1 designed race track, features various motorsport events and track days and if you are up to it, a stunning go kart track open to the public. The busier tourist areas of the south coast and the town of Portimao with shopping malls, night life, sardine restaurants, sandy beaches and marina is just 25 minutes away. Take a boat trip from Portimao or Lagos to watch the dolphins in their natural habitat.

Shopping in Nearby Portimao.

Portimao has now surpassed Faro to become the shopping mecca of the Algarve and is just 20 minutes drive from Monchique. Boasting the largest shopping mall on the Algarve, Aqua Portimao is situated just 20 minutes drive from Monchique, on three floors with 117 shops, restaurants and a hypermarket, again parking is free. There is an excellent choice including many big names such as Primark, H & M, Zara, Foot Locker, Mango, Massimo Dutti and much more. It is open daily from 0900 to 2400. There are also numerous other supermarkets in Portimao such as Lidl and Aldi plus Aqua Portimao a retail centre with C & A, Sport Zone, Guimaraes shoes and Casa homeware.

One of the finest holiday rental homes in Portugal designed for ultimate Algarve holidays.
Private location with stunning views of the coast and the lights of Portimao and Alvor at night.
Ideal climate for Spring, Summer and Autumn Villa Holidays.
Great for Snowbirds and winter escapees.
Free Unlimited Broadband WiFi.
Infinity swimming pool and gourmet BBQ area.
Ideal for walking, biking, birding, wildlife, climbing holidays, or just simple a great place to unwind and relax.
Although this villa is self catering you are less than 5 Minutes drive to 10 restaurants and 10 minutes walk to 3 restaurants!
Just 10 minutes from Caldas de Monchique and spas, the famous Hotel Termas de Monchique with Spa facilities open to Villa Vida Nova clients with exclusive guest status!
10 minutes to Longevity Wellness Centre.
20 minutes to nearest Golf and 40 minutes to the famous courses at Villamoura, Quinta de Lago and Vale de Lobo.
20 Minutes to the Autodromo Race track and Karting track.
Only 40 minutes drive to the delightful and historic town of Lagos.
Ideally situated for a choice of both South Coast and pristine West Coast Beaches.
This Private Villa is just 1 hour from Faro and the airport making it ideal for your holiday in Algarve and your number 1 choice for villa rentals Algarve.

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Family from Middlesbrough, United Kingdom Jun 2015

If you haven't been to Villa Vida Nova....go,....go now!


34 other reviews

Ben Gilbert Jul 2017

We had an absolutely wonderful time at this beautiful villa in an awe inspiring location! Monchique is a real 'hidden gem'. Nigel could not have been more helpful in booking and the advice to make the most out of our time on arrival in the helpful 'guides' he's written really made the holiday! Would not hesitate to recommend or book again!

S Dobinson Jul 2017

A very high quality property with spectacular views. The pictures and descriptions on the website are very accurate Monchique is a nice little place with friendly shops, cafes and restaurants, also plenty of walking and cycling routes if you want them 45 min drive to west coast and 30 min to Portimao No hesitation to go again

Hunterwood Jul 2017

This is the third time that our family have visited Villa Vida Nova and it impresses us more each time. The spacious, light filled villa is beautifully furnished and has all the amenities expected in a luxury home.The relaxing outside space is both practical and functional with the immaculate infinity pool providing a welcome refreshing dip. The barbecue and covered seating areas are well appointed giving amazing views of the surrounding valley and down to the coast. This wonderful villa truly gives you the opportunity to relax away from it all and also the base to explore the treasures of the Algarve.

I and R Bond Jun 2017

We stayed at Villa Nova in June with our friends and had the most wonderful time. The villa is like a home from home and equipped with all you need and is spotlessly clean. All the tips from Nigel on where to go to dine are excellent as well as local places of interest. We loved star gazing by the pool at night with a glass of wine or two! Our only disappointment was that we were only there for a week.

Deb Winkles Jun 2017

We have just returned from a fantastic stay at Villa Vida Nova. What a stunning location and a beautiful villa. As has been commented in other reviews there is everything you could possibly need and more. Four of us have visited Portugal many times before, staying in hotels and villas on the coast but none of them match up to the accommodation or location of Nigel and Bev's property, for us it was ideal, remote enough to be private but with facilities within walking distance if we wanted, otherwise only a short drive away. Our holiday was purely for 3 siblings to relax by the pool while two "husbands of" went off to play a couple of rounds of golf. What a pool to relax by - the spectacular view down the valley, watching the swifts, swallows, house martins, buzzards, etc. We had a scorcher of a week with regards to temperatures and the air conditioning came in handy for our last two evenings. If you are considering booking this villa, do it - you won't be disappointed, we couldn't believe our luck - I do a lot of research before picking a holiday home and even I was shocked at how lovely it was.

M S Germany Mar 2017

We had a great 3 weeks holiday at Villa Vida Nova with all kind of weather: one week of winter, one of spring and the last one of nearly summer, so we had a swim in the chilly pool. The house is wonderful: comfortable, quiet and the view is fantastic. We did a lot of walking around Monchique including Foia and Picota, visited Caldas de Monchique and walked the coastline from Carvoeiro to the lighthouse. We most liked the West with its rugged coast and walked the fisherman's way in different parts. We're sure we'll come back.

S J USA Nov 2016

"Beautiful house and pool, perfectly maintained, in a private setting with stunning views" My wife and I stayed at Villa Vida Nova with another couple during the last week of September 2016. The villa met all of our expectations and is accurately represented by the photos on the website -- a spacious home, furnished to a high standard, perfectly maintained; a beautiful pool, fully functional BBQ, comfortable outdoor eating areas and stunning views. Easy access to the Algarve coastal towns and beaches but a welcome respite from the busy tourist centers. Weather in the mid-80s (F). Nigel was responsive and helpful. Perfect.

Malcolm V Canada Oct 2016

This is a very well-designed attractive villa. There is great attention to detail in both the furnishings and layout. We were both impressed by the tasteful decorative touches from the dried flowers to tile mosaics on the walls. An example of the design is the large built in closets in the upstairs bedrooms. I have never stayed in a rental with as much closet and drawer space. The property was extremely clean and well-maintained. The beds were all comfortable. The villa is spacious both in the grounds and inside. Where some may have been tempted to have 4 or 5 bedrooms, the 3 good sized bedroom and large living areas given a certain dignity and sense of spaciousness. The kitchen was well equipped as far as pots and pans, dishes and cutlery. The appliances all worked. Note - there is a clothes drying rack but no clothes dryer as such, to go with the washer. There was a beautiful view of the valley from this hillside location from both inside the villa and the outside terraces and pool deck. When it is clear, one can see Portimao and the ocean on the horizon, about 20km away. There is a neighbour to the east side that is fairly close to the villa, but they kept to themselves. The west side of the house and around the pool deck is very private. The villa is set well back from the road down a steep driveway. The location gives a sense of peacefulness. We walked into the pleasant town of Monchique a few times and also ate at the nice restaurant at the top of the driveway - the O Luar da Foia, rated highly in Tripadvisor. You need to be reasonably fit given the road is steep. Monchique has a large modern InterMarche supermarket and some smaller grocery stores and butcher shops. There are also a number of pleasant cafes. There is a large shopping mall in Portimao. A car is recommended. If you have one, the villa makes a good base for exploring the region. The west coast is about 45 min away by secondary road, while Portimao and the A22 main tollway is about 20min south. We went as far as Odeceixe in the north west. Despite the weather during or stay in late Oct, we were able to use the pool a bit when the sun was shining brightly. It is not heated and was cool by that time of year, especially since we had some unusual cloudy days and rain. We would not hesitate to rent from Nigel again. He was easy to deal with and extremely responsive to any questions. Given its high quality, the villa is a real bargain in the low and shoulder season. Highly recommend it.

F Hartling Germany Oct 2016

This is one of the best holiday spots we have ever been in - few compares to it! The villa is beautiful, very luxurious and spacious. It was very clean and in an awesome shape both in and outside – perfect service done by the owners and their local staff. Our hosts have been very welcoming and attentive – from the booking to preparing the trip to quickly taking care of a special request during our stay – a very professional service. It literally was like staying in a nice hotel. The kids enjoyed the pool and spent ages in it – the grown ups loved the trips to the amazing local restaurants – all cherished the beautiful beaches and the countryside. Monchique is an excellent place to explore the Algarve with good distance to South and Westcoast, historic villages and the Sierra. We look forward to visit again!

D Cox Oct 2016

From the initial booking to the refund of the deposit this experience cannot be faulted. Nigel, the owner, is a pleasure to do business with. The villa is stunning and very well equipped. The small touches from the pre arrival email, including an overview of the local area and tips on local beaches and restaurants, to the welcome note accompanied by 2 bottles of wine was much much appreciated and indicative of the attention to detail. We arrived a little early and the villa was still being cleaned but we were shown around by a most delightful and friendly lady who made us feel very welcome. We were a party of 4, 2 couples. There was more than enough room and the layout of the villa, master bedrooms on opposite sides of the villa, with a private balcony off each bedroom allowed for privacy if required. I would not hesitate to recommend this villa to anyone wanting high end accommodation with the most stunning views you could possibly imagine.

A Younger Scotland Jul 2016

We had a fabulous holiday at Villa Vida Nova earlier this year, the villa exceeded our expectations with beautiful gardens and stunning views. Inside the villa was very spacious and modern, equipped with everything you need. Great customer service from Nigel who made the booking process easy and supplied loads of useful information. Easily the best villa we have visited, highly recommended.

Pete Dumelow Jun 2016

Vida Nova, " a new life", that's what we had during our 2 week holiday, a very well appointed villa with excellent pool and a patio area with far reaching views. Nigel's directions to the villa were accurate, we found it straight away and no problems taking our 9 seater minibus to the large parking area. Everything in the villa was easy to use with plenty of information on hand. You can opt to chill at the villa or go site seeing locally, we did both and our 2 weeks passed far too quickly. We found everyone very friendly and became fond of the cleaner who never stopped working on her visits, excellent. We had a couple of BBQs but enjoyed all the restaurants more so they "won", they are all very reasonably priced, the one at the "top of the hill" was our favourite. I fed the fish as suggested in the info pack and by the end of the first week they were coming up to say "hello" or "bom dia" of course !!! We found the villa and the area very special and it won our hearts, we have no hesitation in recommending Villa Vida Nova. Happy holidays to any future guests. Pete Sue Don Vron Ian and Andrea

Sophie M Jun 2016

We had a fantastic holiday at villa vida nova. From initial inquiry to booking and through until after your stay, Nigel's communication is great. He responds very promptly and was happy to answer my numerous questions. The villa itself is beautiful and very well appointed. There is everything you need for self catering but also great restaurants close by ( you could walk but we were too lazy to climb the steep drive but it's a 2 minute drive). The bbq and outside dining area are great. The pool is refreshing in 30 degree heat and the views are to die for! The best pool we have ever had. We took our 9 month old and a cot and highchair were provided. I would have felt anxious having a young waddling toddler at the villa due to the steps and easy access to the pool so kept a watchful eye. Overall a great holiday for relaxing with beautiful views.

Liefting NL May 2016

We recently stayed in Villa Vida Nova. A fantastic holiday home established in a very beautifull area, Our booking was made quite short in advance but with the fantastic help of Nigel & Bev everything was perfectly arranged. After confirming our booking we received an extensive welcome information pack. Literally all the details that you need for the holiday can be found in there. We arrived via Lisbon airport which could be used as an alternative for Faro, since the drive towards Monchique is very pleasant and also well worth. Upon arrival at the Villa our kids couldn't wait to get into the pool although the temperatures were a bit chilly in the beginning. In the second week though we had fantastic weather with 25 degrees. Not bad for April. We visited too many places to mention all here but well worth in our point of view is: Lagos & Tavira. Also boat trip out of Benagil to visit the caves is spectacular. Zoo Marine is a great day out for the kids as well. The Beaches in Portimao are huge with plenty of seafood restaurants. We can really recommend Villa Vida Nova. Its an amazing house with 3 large bedrooms and a spacious living room and big kitchen. The Pool is a bit chilly in April but with temperatures going up to 30C in July & August that shouldn't be a problem in the high season. On the warmer days we enjoyed the BBQ at the veranda and great views (you can see all the way to Portimao!). The Algarve is very pretty and has enough to offer to enjoy yourselfs for a nice Holiday. At least we regreted that we had to leave again after 3 weeks and will miss the Villa and Monchique very much! Liefting Family, (Netherlands)

S H UK Aug 2015

This is a wonderful place to stay. The rooms are fabulously appointed with everything that you could possibly want during your stay. The infinity pool is great and the views down to the Algarve coast are tremendous. Monchique is a charming little town and the local restaurants are superb. Nigel made sure that all aspects of our stay were covered with great customer service before and during our holiday. We can't wait to return! Highly recommended.

Jan S Jul 2015

We arrived at the villa to a very friendly Portuguese welcome by the next door neighbour & his dog. The views from the villa were amazing, looking out over the valley below & the coast line. The villa itself is very comfortably furnished & is very much a home from home. This is not a typical holiday let.. It has been equipped to be a home. There is plenty of crockery, pans & cutlery. Hubby loved the bbq and covets one like it at home. Fresh orange juice will never be the same again! There was a plentiful supply of oranges on the trees & an electric juicer for making the best juice we have ever had. The only downside to this was the fruit flies that seemed to come in to the villa when the sun went off it. We sussed that if we shut the downstairs doors & windows before the sun disappeared it stopped them. (Small price to pay for the best oranges we have ever eaten/drunk). The town of Monchique is within walking distance & took us approx half an hour at a steady pace on a hot day (there is a hill to walk up from the villa before reaching the main road).The drive to the Town takes approx 5 minutes. The InterMarche supermarket had everything we needed including fantastic meat & fish. If you like the beach then Alvore is approx 35 mins drive away (no toll charges on the motorway). The beach is extremely clean & spacious & from June has life guards stationed all the way along it. Albufeira is approx 50 mins drive but toll charges are applicable. All in all a wonderful, relaxing holiday was had by us both in this lovely villa. Could have done another two weeks on top of the two we had.

S I Cleveland UK Jul 2015

We had a wonderful holiday at this beautiful villa. The property, pool and surroundings are simply stunning and in a very peaceful and private setting. The villa is very comfortable and well equipped. The directory is well worth reading and gives lots of useful information about places to visit and places to eat. We visited Caldas de Monchique which is just a few miles away and worth a visit. We had lunch at the 1692 restaurant, the food was delicious and we returned a couple of days later for an evening meal which we also enjoyed. We can also enjoyed the food at Foz de Banho which is on the Portimao road just past the entrance to Caldas de Monchique and can thoroughly recommend the fish cataplana, minimum 2 people, has to be the best fish dish ever! The O Luar da Foia restaurant at the top of the road from the villa is also very good. Be warned, the portions are huge, the wild boar stew is very good and will feed at least 3 people. The prices in all of these restaurants are very reasonable. In fact we did not have a bad meal while we were there. I can recommend this villa without hesitation and look forward to returning, hopefully next year.

CB UK Jun 2015

I booked the villa for a two week easter break with my husband, children (aged two and four) and grandmother. It was school holidays and I found the rental price extremely good value for money with this in mind. Nigel was extremely helpful in booking and the information provided pre holiday was extremely helpful. On arrival the villa was more stunning than the photos!! extremely well appointed in the most idylic grounds. The views are magnificent and the villa itself is spacious with a great outdoor space and fantastic infinity pool. I can honesty think of no area for improvement! The area of Monchique was very picturesque with many good restaurants, our favourite being Jardim das Oliveiras only five minutes drive away from the villa. It was a 1 hour drive to the zoo marine park which was a huge hit with the kids - so much so we returned for a second day. There is a well stocked supermarket in the centre of Monchique - perfect for bbq supplies! I would highly recommend this property including Nigel the owner .

S Jubb Apr 2015

We have had rental villas in Portugal before, last year we tried a villa for rent on the coast and decided that the coastal area was not for us. Then we found Villa Vida Nova when searching the internet and it seemed to be the perfect villa so we booked. Best choice ever. The website does not do it justice. Everything about this villa is top class, the furniture is excellent quality not what you usually find in rentals in Portugal or anywhere for that matter. We enjoyed the outdoors just as much with lots of seating and sun loungers with plenty of shady spots, we had BBQ most nights and sometimes walked up to the restaurant up the hill.So cheap and excellent food. The location is ideal for exploring and the town is a delight and quirky. We will be back next year with friends. The maid was a delight too, very efficient.

E Howarth Ontario Jan 2015

Villa is phenomenal, weather was incredible, restaurants were beyond words, owner was extremely helpful, and the south of Portugal was the perfect arena for our explorations!

K Eyre Nov 2014

This year was the third time we have stayed at this property.Each time for us it seems to get better with each stay.The Villa is in a Beautiful and peaceful location,with great views looking down to the coast.The Villa is extremely comfortable and well equipped,with plenty of outside space to relax and enjoy the sun,with a lovely barbecue dining area.The town of Monchique is only a five minute drive away,it is a very charming typical Portuguese town,with all the shops you need to supplement your stay.We have already booked for next year and we cant recommend this villa highly enough.

B Chapman Aug 2014

I traveled with my hubby, Mum, Dad and two kids aged 7 and 9. There was oodles of room for all of us and the pool although slightly chilly was great and a good size. The kitchen was well equipped with everything you'll need but there was no cool box so you may want to take a cool bag for trips to the beach. There are beach towels and umbrellas which were very handy. There is a long drive down to the villa with very tight turns so don't hire anything bigger than a clio size car. The nearby restaurants are very traditional and pork is very prolific! The two best are O Luar de Foia and Jardine de Oliverias. The first is at the top of the lane and has amazing outside terraces but can be chilly at night so take a card/hoody. The latter is around 5 mins drive and is great for lunch as its sunny and warm outside and the kids can play on the swings and hammocks while you drink sangria! Its very traditional food here but he is an ex rester aunt worker from the UK who has returned to his roots so the more 'posh' stuff on the menu such as beef stroganoff and crepes suzette are lovely! It again gets chilly at night so indoors eating is better. I would book for both places as it can get really busy. The supermarket is adequate- you can only get bread fresh here as there is no separate bakery. I have been to Portugal before and prefer the big continente supermarkets but there is one at Portimao nearby. We went to Praia De Luz which was lovely but Alvor is nearer and apparently lovely. To be honest the villa was that good that we stayed by the pool mostly and the kids were occupied by the telly, the pool and the grounds- they aren't keen on the beach. We brought inflatables with us but make sure they are anchored down at night! The BBQ is superb as is the outside eating area which is sheltered from the breeze at night. My husband absolutely loved this place and wants to go back again NOW! The owner was superb with contact etc as i booked direct. Overall you can't fail to love this place its so tranquil and such amazing views you can really leave work behind, thanks Nigel!

Reviewed 23 May 2013 for a stay in July 2012 We enjoy private and quiet surroundings for our holidays and certainly found it at Villa Vida Nova. A fantastic villa where everything fits the description and pictures shown. Magnificent views, beautiful pool and relaxing area outside and the village of Monchique is authentic, relaxed and still has a great supermarket making everything easy.

Reviewed 28 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013 Everything that we had seen on the website prior to booking this holiday villa was a very good representation of what to expect. The property is stunning, with everything you could possibly need for a relaxing stay in the Monchique mountains. The villa is modern and spacious, and we can think of hardly anything that hadnt been thought of. The outside area is also beautiful, and swimming in the infinity pool while taking in the gorgeous scenery, with views down to the Algarve coast is breathtaking. We enjoyed eating at the O Luar restaurant, which is a couple of minutes away by car, or about 10 minutes walk up some very steep hills. Lovely food there. About 5 minutes drive away on the outskirts of Monchique is a very well stocked and modern supermarket, which youll find most things that you could possibly need. We also visited the Ochala tea room in the town, which served lovely carrot cake! Stay here, and you will definitely not be disappointed!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago for a stay in October 2013 The villa is well maintained with beautiful views, it is a fantastic location nestled in the Monchique mountains which is close to ammenities but far enough away from the tourist areas to enjoy the real Portugal.

We enjoy private and quiet surroundings for our holidays and certainly found it at Villa Vida Nova. A fantastic villa where everything fits the description and pictures shown. Magnificent views, beautiful pool and relaxing area outside and the village of Monchique is authentic, relaxed and still has a great supermarket making everything easy. CT UK

We thought your villa was very good, in a very quiet location overseeing the valley down to the coast. The pool and BBQ area was private and secluded, with plenty of space to eat outside. The kitchen was fully equipped with all you would need for a full dinner, and we enjoyed access to home TV channels on the few nights it rained. It was not far up to the local restaurant, which we enjoyed a few nights, although we did drive after walking the first night. We went out of season and caught a few misty damp days, but we found the drive to the coast was easy from the villa. You definitely need a car here, but the plus is the peace quiet and tranquility. RM UK

We have stayed in many villas throughout Europe and this is by far one of the finest.The villa itself is finished to a very high standard, and is very comfortable. The attention to detail throughout the villa has been very thoughtfully done. It is set in a very peaceful and private location with plenty of outdoor space where you can sit down and enjoy a meal and take in the wonderful views and atmosphere. We loved staying here and travelling throughout Monchique and the Algarve and will be returning soon.AN UK

Our friends recommended Villa Vida Nova to us, so we booked. It was the best decision we could have made and the best holiday we have had in a long time. We have stayed in Villas that are sparsely furnished and equipped, not this one, the beds and linen are top class, the kitchen has more than enough of everything, we also used the BBQ most days, the infinity pool is awesome, the natural spring complete with fish, intriguing. We stayed in 2012 and have reserved again in 2013. AS UK

Absolutely fantastic Algarve Villa. Of all the Algarve villas to rent I think we chose very well. The house is everything the website says it is and more. We have stayed in other holiday rental homes or villas in Portugal for more than 20 years and this is by far the best. The location and views are superb, this is the "Real Portugal". The house is truly luxurious and very well equipped, we are back again this year. DS UK

We did a search for a villa to rent in Portugal and found this one! Of all the private villas in Portugal this has to be the best. We have rented through many different agencies over the years in various locations but never felt really satisfied, there was always something wrong or something that could be improved. Then we discovered the Villa Vida Nova website, we had never booked directly before always with an agent. We were impressed and booked, everything went smoothly. Nigel held our weeks while we searched for flights, that was easy, then we arranged holiday insurance through one of his suggestions. When we arrived at the villa everything was ready and what a surprise, the villa turned out to be much more than expected. The quality of everything was far better than we have ever had before through an agency. The town of Monchique is gorgeous, its how we imagined Portugal to be but had never found it and the local restaurants are superb. We have recommended this villa to all of our friends and we will book again for the same time next year. There are no ratings on Villas, I would definitely give this a 5 star. GB UK

Looking to rent a high-quality yet affordable holiday villa in a quieter part of the Algarve, we stumbled across the website for Villa Vida Nova. Instantly captivated by the lovely photographs and descriptions of the extensive facilities and rural location, we made e-mail contact with the owners (Nigel & Bev) and were pleased to receive prompt, friendly and useful feedback, helping lay to rest any concerns we had about booking “blind”. Whilst the website photos are certainly appealing, they fail fully to capture the reality and we had a wonderful week’s holiday at Villa Vida Nova, which proved to be so comfortable, well-equipped and superbly located that it guaranteed a deeply relaxing and peaceful break. We loved the space, both inside and out, and the luxury touches: the fabulous pool and shady terrace, fully-equipped kitchen, air conditioning throughout, free wi-fi and satellite TV. The position is certainly rural, but not remote, and within just a few minutes’ drive of the pleasant town of Monchique and its well-stocked supermarkets (especially a new Intermarche store on the edge of town). The IC4/A22 toll motorway is but another 20 minutes’ drive through lovely countryside, providing rapid access to great coastal locations to the east or west, including Alvor, Lagos and Praia da Luz. We enjoyed the holiday so much that we booked for the following year shortly after returning home we are now looking forward to our third successive visit this coming summer! NT UK

We stayed at Villa Vida Nova for 2 weeks during July 2012 and had a fantastic time. My husband and I plus our 3 boys age 13, 15 and 17 just fell in love with the house, the outdoor area, the magnificent view, the beautiful and authentic village of Monchique and not least the peace and quiet. We arrived on a Saturday and by Sunday afternoon, we felt like we had had a week off from work already. Monchique has a great supermarket, so we prepared a lot of meals using the bbq area and it was so stress less. A few weeks after our return, we booked 3 weeks for the Summer 2013 and we just can’t wait to come back. BD Denmark

We stayed at Villa Vida Nova for 2 weeks during July 2012 and had a fantastic time. My husband and I plus our 3 boys age 13, 15 and 17 just fell in love with the house, the outdoor area, the magnificent view, the beautiful and authentic village of Monchique and not least the peace and quiet. We arrived on a Saturday and by Sunday afternoon, we felt like we had had a week off from work already. Monchique has a great supermarket, so we prepared a lot of meals using the bbq area and it was so stress less. A few weeks after our return, we booked 3 weeks for the Summer 2013 and we just can’t wait to come back. BD Denmark Looking to rent a high-quality yet affordable holiday villa in a quieter part of the Algarve, we stumbled across the website for Villa Vida Nova. Instantly captivated by the lovely photographs and descriptions of the extensive facilities and rural location, we made e-mail contact with the owners (Nigel & Bev) and were pleased to receive prompt, friendly and useful feedback, helping lay to rest any concerns we had about booking “blind”. Whilst the website photos are certainly appealing, they fail fully to capture the reality and we had a wonderful week’s holiday at Villa Vida Nova, which proved to be so comfortable, well-equipped and superbly located that it guaranteed a deeply relaxing and peaceful break. We loved the space, both inside and out, and the luxury touches: the fabulous pool and shady terrace, fully-equipped kitchen, air conditioning throughout, free wi-fi and satellite TV. The position is certainly rural, but not remote, and within just a few minutes’ drive of the pleasant town of Monchique and its well-stocked supermarkets (especially a new Intermarche store on the edge of town). The IC4/A22 toll motorway is but another 20 minutes’ drive through lovely countryside, providing rapid access to great coastal locations to the east or west, including Alvor, Lagos and Praia da Luz. We enjoyed the holiday so much that we booked for the following year shortly after returning home we are now looking forward to our third successive visit this coming summer! NT UK We did a search for a villa to rent in Portugal and found this one! Of all the private villas in Portugal this has to be the best. We have rented through many different agencies over the years in various locations but never felt really satisfied, there was always something wrong or something that could be improved. Then we discovered the Villa Vida Nova website, we had never booked directly before always with an agent. We were impressed and booked, everything went smoothly. Nigel held our weeks while we searched for flights, that was easy, then we arranged holiday insurance through one of his suggestions. When we arrived at the villa everything was ready and what a surprise, the villa turned out to be much more than expected. The quality of everything was far better than we have ever had before through an agency. The town of Monchique is gorgeous, its how we imagined Portugal to be but had never found it and the local restaurants are superb. We have recommended this villa to all of our friends and we will book again for the same time next year. There are no ratings on Villas, I would definitely give this a 5 star. GB UK Absolutely fantastic Algarve Villa. Of all the Algarve villas to rent I think we chose very well. The house is everything the website says it is and more. We have stayed in other holiday rental homes or villas in Portugal for more than 20 years and this is by far the best. The location and views are superb, this is the "Real Portugal". The house is truly luxurious and very well equipped, we are back again this year. DS UK Our friends recommended Villa Vida Nova to us, so we booked. It was the best decision we could have made and the best holiday we have had in a long time. We have stayed in Villas that are sparsely furnished and equipped, not this one, the beds and linen are top class, the kitchen has more than enough of everything, we also used the BBQ most days, the infinity pool is awesome, the natural spring complete with fish, intriguing. We stayed in 2012 and have reserved again in 2013. AS UK We have stayed in many villas throughout Europe and this is by far one of the finest.The villa itself is finished to a very high standard, and is very comfortable. The attention to detail throughout the villa has been very thoughtfully done. It is set in a very peaceful and private location with plenty of outdoor space where you can sit down and enjoy a meal and take in the wonderful views and atmosphere. We loved staying here and travelling throughout Monchique and the Algarve and will be returning soon.AN UK We thought your villa was very good, in a very quiet location overseeing the valley down to the coast. The pool and BBQ area was private and secluded, with plenty of space to eat outside. The kitchen was fully equipped with all you would need for a full dinner, and we enjoyed access to home TV channels on the few nights it rained. It was not far up to the local restaurant, which we enjoyed a few nights, although we did drive after walking the first night. We went out of season and caught a few misty damp days, but we found the drive to the coast was easy from the villa. You definitely need a car here, but the plus is the peace quiet and tranquility. RM UK We enjoy private and quiet surroundings for our holidays and certainly found it at Villa Vida Nova. A fantastic villa where everything fits the description and pictures shown. Magnificent views, beautiful pool and relaxing area outside and the village of Monchique is authentic, relaxed and still has a great supermarket making everything easy. CT UK

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Location

This villa is:

30km from the nearest beach 300m from the nearest bar 300m from the nearest restaurant 1km from the nearest supermarket 83km from Faro airport 1km from Historic Town Centre 8km from Caldas de Monchique
Outside this villa in Monchique, Algarve
This villa is in the town but in a quiet area near the mountains. It has a pool, a balcony, a barbecue, outside lighting and a garden. Car hire is recommended as the villa is less than a 15 minute walk to at least a couple of shops, bars and restaurants; however parking is available if required.

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 28 October - 2 December 2017: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 20 November - 27 October 2017: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 3 December 2017 - 16 March 2018: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 17 March - 23 March 2018: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 24 March - 30 March 2018: the minimum stay is 5 nights.
  • 31 March - 25 May 2018: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 26 May - 1 June 2018: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 2 June - 8 June 2018: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 9 June - 22 June 2018: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 23 June - 29 June 2018: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 30 June - 13 July 2018: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 14 July - 30 November 2018: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 1 December 2018 - 20 November 2019: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.

Long stay discounts

  • Arrive between 18 March - 1 December and receive 5% off if the booking is for 21 days or more.

If more than one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.

Facilities

Bedrooms

3 bedrooms, Sleeps 6:

  • 1 king size bed and en suite
  • 1 king size bed and en suite
  • 2 single beds and en suite

There is also 2 cots

Bathrooms

3 bathrooms including 3 en suites, 1 Separate WC

Swimming pool

Private pool, Size 9m x 4.5m, Depth 0.8m to 1.8m

Entertainment

CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WiFi, Radio, TV Languages in English, Satellite / cable

General

Living area seats 6, Dining area seats 8, Air conditioning throughout property, Central heating, Clothes drier, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire recommended

Kitchen

Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster

Outside

Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden, Sea view

Suitable for

Children, Infants

Extra information

Views include coast, mountains and forests. There is an outside lounge area under cover with al fresco dining for eight, BBQ and drinks fridge. Sun loungers and umbrellas around the pool. There are Fruit trees in the garden including Oranges, Tangerines, Plums, Cherries, Peaches, Lemons, Sharron Fruit , Figs, and Olives to which Guests can help themselves. 4 Televisions and 2 satelite decoders giving English TV channels. Free Broadband Wifi Internet.

Nigel

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Private Owner From Duncan, Canada Member since Jun 2013

Originally I am from the UK and my wife from Canada. We have lived in the UK, Africa and Portugal for many years but now live in BC Canada and spend our winters at the villa in Portugal, best of both worlds! Having been in the Hospitality Business for many years we decided to put these skills to use in the renting of our Villa and for the past 5 years have seen almost 100% Occupancy Rates, Thank you to all our Clients!
We were in the business of building villas for expat's and so we chose to build this one using our years of experience and putting our dreams into action. We chose this location because of the spectacular views and that the area is unspoiled by tourism, yet we are just a short drive to the best beaches, golf courses, shopping, airport and some of the most inspiring scenery in Portugal.

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Originally I am from the UK and my wife from Canada. We have lived in the UK, Africa and Portugal for many years but now live in BC Canada and spend our winters at the villa in Portugal, best of both worlds! Having been in the Hospitality Business for many years we decided to put these skills to use in the renting of our Villa and for the past 5 years have seen almost 100% Occupancy Rates, Thank you to all our Clients!
We were in the business of building villas for expat's and so we chose to build this one using our years of experience and putting our dreams into action. We chose this location because of the spectacular views and that the area is unspoiled by tourism, yet we are just a short drive to the best beaches, golf courses, shopping, airport and some of the most inspiring scenery in Portugal.