2 Bedroom (Sleeps 5) Villa Rental 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 : Mary Campbell

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  • Property Type Villa Rental
  • Location Moncarapacho, Olhão
  • Bedrooms 2 Bedroom
  • Bathrooms 2
  • Minimum nights stay3
  • Low season price per week£260
  • High season price per week£680
  • Average price per week£380
  • Customer rating 5.0 / 5 ( 10 reviews )
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Casa Catarina, has lovely 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 Algarvean 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.
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,
Moncarpacho 8700-124, Eastern Algarve,
Owner: Mary, Text/WhatsApp , Instagram +351 938433045,


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.

5 of of 5

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

5 of of 5

A Paradise Indeed!

By Debhale72@gmail.com on 27-Dec-2017


We just ended our 2nd stay with Mary & Bill & family at Monte Velho, and we are already planning a return trip. The villas are gorgeously built and appointed, with every need and convenience you can imagine (down to sunhats and sunlotion and condiments for cooking). They are spacious and comfortable and quiet, and with the patio, pool and gardens, they provide the perfect retreat from day trips around the Algarve. We have brought our baby (now toddler) twice, and he loves it, too. We cannot recommend highly enough!

5 of of 5

1st visit, thought we died & gone to heaven!

By Graham Mitchell on 01-Oct-2016

Have spent the last 8 winters there--need we say more ?
• Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2016

• Date of Stay: October 2015

5 of of 5


By Mathew Greensmith on 25-Jul-2016

We stayed in Casa Catarina for 10 nights and we had a great time. I agree with everything the other reviews have said but, as I am a bit slow, I didn’t really know what well equipped really meant. Therefore I though I would list everything I liked and didn’t like about our stay.
The Villa really did have everything we needed – Hairdryer, towels (both hand, bath and beach), shampoo and soap, some tea and coffee, some really sharp knives (I’ve got the cut to prove it), washing machine and dish washer (with tables), spare shopping bags, loads of cutlery, plates, bowl etc. and allsorts of little extras – like charcoal for the BBQ. There was even a bowl of oranges and all 3 major food groups – Red, White and Beer – which was really nice welcome surprise.
The local town is a little too far to walk to.
The towel rail in the bathroom was too slippery.
Some of the knives were too sharp!
As you can see by my short and pedantic list of dislikes, it is hard to find fault. Mary and Bill where lovely hosts that really made our holiday special.

• Date of Stay: 4 - 14 July 2016
• Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway

5 of of 5

Great place for a relaxing holiday

By Jean on 19-Jun-2016

Monte Velho, Pés do Cerro, Algarve, Moncarapacho, Faro, 8700-124, Portugal
Date of Stay
19 Jun 2015
Helpful votes: 1/0
We had a wonderful family holiday here last June.It was our 4th time at Monte Velho.The cottages are lovely, well equipped, and clean and comfortable, set in beautiful gardens with a large swimming pool.Mary and family are welcoming and friendly, the local village has good restaurants, and supermarkets.The children loved going to the beach es on the little train, or by ferry.We certainly hope to return.

5 of of 5

Villa in beautiful quiet garden setting.

By Alan Leichman on 16-May-2016

The 3 Villas are set in a rural tranquil setting amidst beautiful gardens around a 10 metre swimming pool. The Villa Catarina was well equipped, rustic, with 2 terraces placed for the daytime and evening sun with views down to the sea.
The owners live on site, and are available for advice and solving any problems promptly and efficiently.
Rates are cheaper than the western Algarve, which has more tourism than the eastern sector, where agriculture plays a larger role.
The coastal lagoons and Islands have great bird watching with Flamingoes, Spoonbills, and many other coastal birds with Storks nesting in many villages on roof tops etc. The downside is that the beaches are more difficult to access and not as attractive as in the Lagos area for example.
There are several good Restaurants in the nearby town of Moncarapacho, which I reviewed separately on TripAdvisor.
I highly recommend the Villa for those seeking a relaxing rural setting, comfort, but not luxury, and with good service plus an attractive price, particularly in low season.
• Review Submitted: 16-May-2016

• Date of Stay: April 2016
Casa Helena

5 of of 5


By Carol Evans on 30-Apr-2016

Monte Velho, Pés do Cerro, Algarve, Moncarapacho, Faro, 8700-124, Portugal
Date of Stay
28 Aug 2015
Helpful votes: 0/0
Stayed in Catarina for 1 week,very comfortable and well equipped, lovely pool. Fantastic hosts Mary and Bill, very helpful. Peaceful location, yet close to Moncarapacho town, shops, restaurants and market, car required. Have already booked 2 weeks in 2017, all three casa's for big family holiday.

5 of of 5

Amazing villa & pool with stunning views

By Louise Ahern on 10-Apr-2016

Amazing villa and pool with stunning sea views
Monte Velho, Pés do Cerro, Algarve, Moncarapacho, Faro, 8700-124, Portugal
Date of Stay
2 Apr 2016
Helpful votes: 1/0
I would recommend to anyone looking for a holiday in the unspoilt area of the western Algarve a stay here. The villas are incredibly comfortable, spacious, with absolutely everything you require for a holiday. The pool is beautiful and all villas have the most amazing panoramic views of the coast below. The villlas are set in the hills just a few minutes from the town of Moncarapacho which has all amenities and some fabulous places to eat. Equally Faro is nearby as well as the sea town Fuseta or the historic town of Tavira. For those wanting a trip to the numerous waterparks, they are all within an hours drive. I would recommend this holiday as perfect for families, couples and even single travellers as the owners are incredibly friendly yet discreet, the locals are extremely welcoming and there is so much to do and see. Of course if you prefer to gaze out at teh panoramic views from the pool and/or spend the days at the beach - this is the perfect place to stay for doing absolutely nothing as well. I can not praise this wonderful find enough. I will certainly be back!

5 of of 5

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!

5 of of 5
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Children Welcome
Refrigerator Hob Oven
Microwave Dishwasher Coffee maker
Toaster Dining seats Dining room
Internet Wood stove Air conditioning
Heating Linens provided Washing machine
Parking Living room Hairdryer
Ironing board Television Satellite/cable
Dvds Video library Books
Garden Golf Car available
Adventure Away from it all Family
Historic Romantic Sports activities
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