2 Bedroom (Sleeps 4) Cottage in Moncarapacho, Olhão

Casa Alegria, Hilltop Cottage for 2 (with optional extra en-suite bedroom for 2 more), 60m2 Pool & Amazing Sea Views

At a glance: Child Friendly, Pet Friendly, Wifi, Air Conditioning, Parking, Private Pool, Garden.
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Owner/Property Manager: Joan Murray
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Property Type: Cottage
Sleeps: 4
Bedrooms: 2 Bedroom
Bathrooms: 1
Minimum nights stay: 7
Low season price per week: €520
High season price per week: €850
Average price per week:€680
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Relaxation is guaranteed in this self-contained haven. Nestling into the brow of a foothill of Sao Miguel, the eastern Algarve's highest peak, with breathtaking panoramic views of the sea (15 minutes distance), your cottage extends to private covered areas which include gas or charcoal barbecue, extra cooker and giant marble table.

The views are stunning, both from the cottage and round the swimming pool, it has a panoramic view of the Atlantic and the mountains.

Your welcome pack will include wine, beer, chicken, hummus, chicken liver pate or fish pate, mayonnaise, or what ever else I decide to make. I am a Cordon Bleu cook and it is all home made, with freshly squeezed orange juice and breakfast food.

Privacy is guaranteed during your stay, both in the cottage and in the surrounds of the pool and sunbathing areas. The village of Moncarapacho with banks, cafes, restaurants and supermarkets is 5 minutes drive away. Situated 30 minutes from Faro Airport we are centrally situated in the scenic Eastern Algarve with easy access to the principal towns of Faro, Olhao, Tavira and Fuseta. The wonderful islands and beaches of the Ria Formosa are all with 20 minutes drive. Further afield the Golden Triangle towns of Val De Lobo/ Quinta da Lago,Almancil and Vilamoura are 30 minutes drive with world class golf courses, restaurants and beaches. Head east and the Spanish border beckons with Seville 2 hours distant.

Come visit the Eastern Algarve for yourself and all it has to offer!

Seaview respite for couples in serious need of battery recharging. With a wonderful 6ft bed, ensuite, and amazing sea view from your bedroom. You have a 60 sq.m. pool to yourselves, air conditioning, 4G WiFi, DVD and streaming TV. Relaxation is guaranteed in this self-contained haven. This is a tranquil and ideal place to relax. Nestling into the brow of a foothill of Sao Miguel, the eastern Algarve's highest peak, with breathtaking panoramic views of the sea (15 minutes distance), your cottage extends to private covered areas which include gas or charcoal barbecue and giant marble table. The views of the Atlantic and the mountains behind us are stunning, both from the cottage and around the swimming pool. You also have a top terrace around the fabulous pool and a welcome shady spot under the carob tree. The large mature gardens, with fig, lemon and orange trees and a lawn are yours to enjoy privately.
My welcome pack is legendary amongst my guests, I am a Cordon Bleu cook and I used to cook for rock stars. It is all homemade. On your arrival you will have wine, beer, a choice of chicken, hummus, chicken liver pate, mayonnaise, freshly squeezed orange juice, or whatever I decide to make.

There is the option if you want to bring friends or family to rent an extra king sized room with private bathroom and own entrance and sun terrace, this would be rented ONLY to you. Please enquire directly to me for pricing.

I am 6 km from seaside Fuseta, 15 km Olhao. Fly into Faro.

A car is necessary, although shops and restaurants are within 2 km of the property in Moncarapacho. The nearest beach is Fuseta. There is lots of fun to be had on the Ria Formosa, from Fuseta to Olhao to Tavira. Enquire with me about use of my car for a fee. You will need to find your way from the airport. Uber & local taxi's operate in the area.

Guest Access

Own access and parking to self-contained cottage area with terrace and barbecue and sea view. Above you is the pool, garden, and additional enormous terrace. No one else uses the pool. It sleeps 3 in the cottage and two in the annexe which has its 6ft bed (can be divided into two singles) bathroom, own entrance and patio.

Kettle/coffee facilities and fridge (I supply a bottle of wine and beers for the en-suite as well as the cottage. Neither is let to separate people so not unexpected surprises and you have the pool to yourselves as well.

This ‘extra bedroom’ is in fact the whole bottom floor. It has a very large room which opens out through sliding glass doors onto a very large private patio. There is a large fridge, washing machine, and large bathroom with a shower. It is totally private and has its own entrance/front door.

3 Reviews - 5/5 Average Rating

Fantastic accommodation in a stunning location.

By Barry B on 31-Aug-2023

The cottage is in a fantastic location, only 30 mins from Faro airport and the charming towns of Loule, Olhoa, Fuseta and Tavira, set on high ground with uninterrupted views to the coast. We arrived to find the accommodation immaculately clean, and it included a very well equipped kitchen, 2 barbeques and a huge marble table on the terrace where we spent many relaxing evenings. The icing on the cake was the very generous welcome pack that Joan provided, which included a couple of delicious home cooked meals and enough other food and drink to keep us going for a number of days. The pool is excellent, located only a few steps up from the apartment, easily the largest we have enjoyed in a private hiring, with loads of sun loungers to choose from and amazing views towards the east Algarve coast. Joan is a charming host, very discreet but readily available if we required any advice about local places to visit. We had a couple of hugely enjoyable evenings in her company sharing a bottle of wine. True to Joan''''s word, we were the only guests and had the place to ourselves. All in all, we absolutely loved our stay. It was very relaxing and stress free, largely thanks to the huge effort Joan had put into making the cottage comfortable and well appointed. We like to travel to different places, but having enjoyed our time here so much we are already talking about when we can return to Casa Monte do Cerro for another stay. Thank you Joan for a wonderful holiday! Barry B. 31 Aug 2023 Liked: Cleanliness 10/10 Excellent

Peaceful, relaxing and quiet.

By Stephen P on 30-Sep-2023

Very private accomodation with no disturbance apart from the odd visit from a very friendly Bear (not that kind). Who can be kept away if you so wish. We would normally go to Lidl and stock up before we arrive at a property but Joan warned us to see what our welcome pack consisted of first. I''''m glad we heeded her advice as it kept us going for a couple of days. I''''ll not go into details as I''''m sure it changes with seasonal availability but I guarantee it won''''t be disappointing. The studio/cottage has all a cook needs in the kitchen and outside you have a choice of a charcoal or gas BBQ. One fridge outside and another inside gives enough room for fresh food and drink. Privacy is high on the agenda with Joan keeping out of the way unless you want to speak to her but she is very welcoming and attentive of any requests. The pool is close to the accommodation, up a few steps. It''''s adjoined to the main villa but very private and peaceful - no interruptions again. Joan apologised for the weather, so I''''m holding her responsible for the sunshine on our next visit as we''''ll definitely be back and I''''m looking forward to a social drink with her because I know she''''s sitting on some excellent tales. Thanks Joan for being a wonderful host and look after yourself! Stayed 7 nights in Sep 2023

A haven in the hills

By N Dahl on 12-Sep-2023

Wow what a place to spend a week! The cottage is delightful, views amazing day and night, huge pool in lovely gardens and patio area. Joan our host and Xana her friend are really lovely people. From before we arrived everything was sorted with full instructions on how to find the property. When we did arrive the welcome package was AMAZING!! Quite used to getting nothing on arrival, well we had a roast chicken, pork stroganoff, salad, water, wine, bread , eggs and ice plus a fab stock cupboard full of useful bits. In short, the place is excellent. Clean, quiet and simple. What more do you need…. Lovely local restaurants, supermarket 5 mins away, you do need a car. Shared G&T’s with Joan on a couple of evenings. What a lady, wish we had longer, we will be back. Dahl N., UK 12 Sept 2023 Liked: Cleanliness


Nov-April Low season 520
May- October High season 850



Children Welcome
Pets Welcome


Pantry Items
Coffee Maker
Dining Seats
Dining Room
Air Conditioning
Linens Provided
Washing Machine
Living Room
Ironing Board
Video Library
Music Library
Communal Pool
Private Pool
Water Sports Equipment
Car available


Away from it all
Sports activities
Tourist attractions