2 Bedroom (Sleeps 5) Cottage in Moncarapacho, Olhão

Stunning Sea View & Pool at Casa Catarina, one of 3 private villas on Quiet 5-Acre Hilltop Quinta,
At a glance: Child Friendly, Wifi, Air Conditioning, Parking, Garden.
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Owner/Property Manager: Mary Campbell
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  • Property Type: Cottage
  • Location: Moncarapacho, Olhão
  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 2 Bedroom
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Minimum nights stay: 3
  • Low season price per week: £290
  • High season price per week: £680
  • Average price per week:£350
  • Property Rating: 5/5 Average Rating (10 Reviews)
  • Please contact the owner directly to confirm the price and availability


Casa Catarina, has stunning sea & country view, private parking, & shared large Pool,
Nestling into the brow of the foothills of Sao Miguel with panoramic sea views, mature gardens and a large 60 square metre (10m x 5m) shared pool with the 2 other villas, this ancient paradise of farmhouses, amid rambling gardens, have been lovingly restored to retain their rustic Algarvian charm. At the same time each villa provides every modern amenity including a fully equipped kitchen, satellite TV. & Internet. We also provide 24 hour service when needed. Monte Velho (traditionally meaning an old community) offers an ideal retreat in the sun yet close to all amenities, bars and restaurants and the gorgeous sandy coastline with numerous unspoilt beaches. All bedrooms are air-conditioned & heated. We are eco-friendly & now have solar power, including solar heating for pool.

1 double bedroom en suite with large double bed & air conditioning.

1 twin bedroom (can be used as a second double) en suite, with air conditioning.

Second bedroom is attached to the house by a small patio. (May not suit small children)

2 bathrooms with showers, both en-suite.. WiFi with excellent reception.

Well equipped kitchen with dish washer & microwave. Clothes washer is behind casa.

Lounge with dining area & wood burner.

Automatic gas heating in Dining/Lounge area. AC/heaters in both bedrooms.

Casa Catarina is detached from the main buildings. The master bedroom has a private patio shaded by an olive tree. There is a large patio at the front of the house with built-in barbecue and all rooms have beautiful views of the countryside and the sea. Balance-flue gas heater in lounge, & heater/a.c. units in both bedrooms.

My address, etc. is on facebook: montevelhoalgarve

Booking Notes: No smoking indoors.
Three-day minimum booking.
No pets, please.

You may make a "provisional" booking whilst you find flights.
25% to owner to confirm booking & the balance 6 weeks prior to arrival.. Please request bank details.
Payment Protections Certificate is provided by Simply Owners, gratis. No Booking Fees!
Changeover Day: Saturday, but flexible when possible. Please ask.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Euros also accepted at current rate of exchange.

Monte Velho, Apartado 2,
Moncarapacho 8700-124, Eastern Algarve,
Owner: Mary, Text/WhatsApp , +351 938433045,

10 Reviews - 5/5 Average Rating

Save and beautiful

By Martin Ditscherlein on 17-Jul-2021

We've been to Monte Velho for three weeks in August. We felt save, because the Portuguese are very disciplined with Corona rules. At Mary's houses you can feel save too. There is enough space for all guests and there is no risk like in hotels. We sometimes left some crowded beaches, especially on weekends but found some others with beautiful water and enough space. Even our children want to go back to Monte Velho. They enjoyed the pool, the beautiful views and the nice owners.

A Place you'll definitely want to return to

By Richard Yarnell on 18-Feb-2019

Review #25220389 “ Seaview, Quiet 5-Acre Hilltop, 3 villas, 2 bedrooms each” A place you'll definitely want to return to again! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ We have regularly stayed at Monte Velho for a number of years, that in itself speaks volumes not only for the property but for Mary and Bill who are excellent hosts, always on hand should you need them but in no way intrusive. These days it's just my wife and I so we always stay in Casa Catarina which is ideal for two but has the option of a second bedroom should we manage to pursuade our "kids" to come to. The overall property provides magnificent views out to the coast , with the gardens providing a perfect setting for the pool. This truly is a retreat and an ideal place to relax, soak up the sun or dip in that pool. The Casa whilst being equipped with everything you need has a rustic charm that is very endearing. You can only love this place. Each Casa has it's own patio for sunbathing and eating al fresco. You could'nt ask for more! Moncarapacho is just a few minutes drive and provides food shopping, the usual village market and a number of restaurants. Two of which are located in the square, a perfect place to unwind in the evening after a day at the beach or just playing tourist. The beaches in the east of Algarve are amazing, flat beautiful and go on for ever, you are never going to get crowds here. Take a ferry trip out to one of the islands off Fuseta and you won't be disappointed. The whole coast line is ripe for exploring. Don't miss Praia do Barril and Praia de Cabanas which is on the east side of Tavira. This year 2019 we hope to explore the coastal lagoons and attempt some bird watching. I cannot recommend Monte Velho highly enough, make that booking you will not regret a moment Date of arrival 04 June 2018

Relaxing & Friendly

By Ray Shaw on 07-Mar-2016

Monte Velho, Pés do Cerro, Algarve, Moncarapacho, Faro, 8700-124, Portugal Date of Stay 14 Jun 2015 We have stayed here many times over the last 16 years. Monte Velho offers the perfect relaxing holiday, the villas are well equipped with all you will need and each have wonderful views. Mary and Bill are the perfect hosts and are always on hand should you need them. Moncarapacho village is just a couple of minutes drive away where there are restaurants and cafes. It's great just sitting in the square having an unhurried meal or drink in a pleasant and friendly atmosphere Wonderful.....going back this year!


Jan 3 - April 1 per week £290
April 6- May 28 per week £420
May 28 - June 24 per week £460
June 24 - July 1 per week £490
July 4 - Aug 26 per week £680
Aug 26 - Sept 2 per week £560
Sept 2 - 30 per week £520
Sept 30 - Oct 28 per week £360
Oct 28 - Dec 16 per week £290
Dec 16 - Jan 2, 2024 per week £420



Children Welcome


Coffee Maker
Dining Seats
Dining Room
Wood stove
Air Conditioning
Linens Provided
Washing Machine
Living Room
Ironing Board
Video Library
Car available


Away from it all
Sports activities
Tourist attractions