2 Bedroom (Sleeps 6) Villa Rental Moncarapacho, Olhão

Casa Maria, one of 3 Two-bedroom villas on Quiet 5-Acre Hilltop Quinta, Pool & Sea View, sleeps 6

At a glance: Child Friendly, Pet Friendly, Wifi, Air Conditioning, Parking.

Villa ref : P75048
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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£340
  • High season price per week£780
  • Average price per week£450
  • Customer rating 4.8 / 5 ( 10 reviews )
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Casa Maria is one of 3 casas on a quiet 5-acred hilltop, with large shared pool.
Nestling into the brow of the foothills of Sao Miguel with panoramic sea views, mature gardens and a large 10m x 5.5m pool, this ancient paradise of farmhouses, amid rambling gardens, have been lovingly restored to retain their rustic Algarve charm. At the same time, each cosy cottage provides every modern amenity, including a fully equipped kitchen, air-conditioning, WI-FI, satellite TV & Internet etc. We are eco-friendly. We now have solar power, including solar heating for pool.

Largest of my 3 villas, split level, spacious open-plan lounge, dining room & kitchen. Double-glazed patio doors & windows. Excellent WiFi.

1 double bedroom, en suite, with twin beds.with air conditioning

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

2 bathrooms with showers, both en-suite.

Well equipped kitchen with dish washer, clothes washer and microwave and dining area on upper level.

Large open lounge on lower level.

Balanced flue gas heater & Woodburner in lounge. Heater/air conditioners in both bedrooms.

Casa Maria is attached to the west side of Casa Helene, elevated and separated by flying buttress, shrubs & private parking. One of the double bedrooms has a private patio shaded by a 300-year old carob tree. The large private patio at the front of the house has a built-in barbecue and all rooms have beautiful views of the countryside and the sea.

No smoking indoors.
No pets, please.

Prices are for a week. Saturday to Saturday, but flexible when possible. Please ask.
3-day minimum when space available.
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Monte Velho, Apartado 2, 8700-124 Moncarapacho

Owner: Mary: +351 938433045, on WhatsApp & Messenger


Could of stayed here forever

By Jenny Ruddle on 30-May-2020

We absolutely loved it here. It's a beautiful place to stay, the traditional casa felt like a home, so very well restored and has so much character and charm. A great place to stay with our two children. The gardens that surround the casas are full of flowers and the large trees shade you from the hot sun. The pool is an excellent place to cool off and the kids loved it so much, they learnt to swim. The view from the garden is incredible, you can see over the land, right out to the ocean and behind you is the mountains. Everyone here is very welcoming, we really became very settled and enjoyed chatting away to them by the pool. The local beach is 15 minutes drive, it is the perfect place to swim, as the Ria Formosa is very safe. You can go out to the islands on the other side of the Ria Formosa, to see the ocean and play in the waves. The local town has good supermarkets and the kitchen in the casa is great for cooking in, with gas hobs and electric oven. There are a few good walks you can do straight from the casa and there is plenty of good mountain biking too. Wish we could of stayed forever.

5 of of 5

The best Casa ever.

By Jenny Ruddle on 05-May-2020

We stayed in this wonderful Casa and had the best time ever. Casa Maria is a beautiful and homely traditional Casa, the best place we have ever stayed in the Algarve. It has everything we needed, the kitchen is well supplied and the place is comfy and surrounded by beautiful gardens. The view from the patio is absolutely stunning, looking out across the country side to the ocean. We all loved the swimming pool and exploring the surrounding countryside. It's a short drive to the town, which has everything on offer and only 15mins to the beach. Can't wait to return and stay in this wonderful place again.

5 of of 5

Wonderful holiday

By Jesse Sharpe on 26-Feb-2019

Review #25307494 “ Seaview, Quiet 5-Acre Hilltop, 3 villas, 2 bedrooms each”

Wonderful holiday
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Second time in these wonderful villas, everything you could possibly need, wonderful hosts in Mary & Bill, nothing is too much trouble, stunning views, superb peaceful location, we will definitely be back, it's like a home from home, we love it

Date of arrival
08 October 2018

5 of of 5

Thought we died & gone to heaven!

By Graham Mitchell on 28-Dec-2017

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

Have spent the last 8 winters there--need we say more ?

5 of of 5

A paradise indeed!

By Debbie Hale on 23-May-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!
• Review Submitted: 23-May-2017

5 of of 5

Villa in beautiful quiet garden setting

By Louise Ahern on 16-May-2017

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

5 of of 5

Maria: a wonderful peaceful retreat

By Margaret Brown on 04-May-2017

A lovely Quinta. We really enjoyed our stay at this lovely place. We certainly want to go back for longer.
The garden is beautiful, the pool and houses too. It is just what we like, especially the peace and quiet but not too far from the pretty village with good restaurants and small shops. Ideal for us and our dog. Perfect.
Thank you for the beer and wine and the generous supplies provided in the house. A generous and kind gesture which deserves an extra star! No wonder this family run Quinta is so often booked out.
We had one last lunch at the Tapas+Drinks place on the church square before we left and it was excellent. The best meal we had and we regretted not having gone there earlier.
• Review Submitted: 04-May-2017

5 of of 5

Long or short stays

By Graham M on 01-Apr-2015


Owners have been in the holiday letting business for 30 years and their local knowledge and experience of what holiday makers need (i.e. A Stress-free stay) is second to non.
The location is a delight and the letting units although to a traditional design are well thought out and well equipped.
Owners could not be more helpful and any requests for advice or help with problems dealt with quickly and efficiently--they are also great fun.
• Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2015

3 of of 5

Home from home, Casa Maria

By Keith Said... on 30-May-2014

The reality exceeded the internet description and photos as our family of three stepped into Casa Maria, Monte Velho, one of three holiday villas owned by Mary Campbell. Clean, fully equipped and with all the finishing touches in place we were able to immediately slip into holiday mode in this very attractive and comfortable home from home. Well-arranged shrubbery ensured discreet privacy between the three properties which, nestled part way up a well-vegetated hillside, share a commanding panorama across the lower landscape to the sea six kms away. The friendly owner, Mary, either tending the gardens or at her nearby house, was always readily available with her local knowledge and assistance for any of our queries.
Despite the feeling of peaceful isolation, Faro airport is only 30 minutes away. Along with the small town of Olhao, 20 minutes distance, all shopping facilities are on hand. A mere 2 kms from Monte Velho is the small town of Moncarapacho with several small supermarkets and restaurants. We particularly enjoyed Snack Bar da Ana (actually a restaurant), situated in the cobbled town square, and another restaurant about 50 metres west of the main square on Rua do Carmo, 15 (forgotten name!). Both offered a wide, varied menu and were more than happy to adapt their dishes so as to accomodate our vegetarian diet.
We came to this part of Portugal to pursue our passion for birds and butterflies. There are many wetland sites to visit along the coast from Faro to Castro Marim on the Spanish border, all within one hour's drive of Monte Velho. A two hour drive north brings one to the steppe grasslands east of Castro Verde, home to Bustards, Sandgrouse, Harriers, Lesser Kestrels, and Rollers. Around Monte Velho itself we enjoyed Golden Oriole, Hoopoe, Serin, Sardinian Warbler, Red-rumped Swallow, and most nights we heard the peculiar sound of Red-necked Nightjar. On the butterfly front we recorded (and photographed most) 16 species within a fifty metre radius of Casa Maria, including our target species, the Two-tailed Pasha.
So. if you need to unwind in well-equipped privacy, we highly recommend peaceful Monte Velho, hidden away on the slopes bove Moncarapacho.
• Review Submitted: 30-May-2014

• Date of Stay: May 2014

5 of of 5

What a holiday!

By Aoileann Said ..... on 23-May-2014

What a holiday!!
• 5 of 5
We spent 9 days, with 4 children - 3 to 10yrs old in Casa Maria and it was absolutely perfect. The whole area is so beautiful and so well cared for, the little things that have been done and thought of makes here so special, from the beautiful paths up and down to the pool, which were great fun for little people, to mature gardens, barbecue area, privacy and hospitality which was second to none! I would recommend Monte Vehlo to any one, with or without children, amenities were perfect, all mod cons, wifi, TV with usb connection and so much more! Here is a brilliant location for families or couples of any age - could not fault it in any way! Thanks so much Mary, we'll be back to see ye all again!!
• Review Submitted: 23-May-2014

5 of of 5
March 22 - April 29 per month
April 29- May 23 per week
May 23 - June 27 per week
July 4 - 18 per week
July 25 - August 29 per week
Aug 29 - Sept 5 per week
September 20 - 26 per week
£480 Special
Sept 26 - Oct 31 per week
Oct 31 - Dec 19 per week
Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2021 per seek
Children Welcome Pets Welcome
Refrigerator Hob Oven
Microwave Dishwasher Pantry item
Coffee maker Toaster 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
Adventure Away from it all Family
Historic Romantic Sports activities
Tourist attractions
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