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    Holiday Villa near Monchique, Western Algarve, Algarve, Portugal

    Villa Vida Nova , Awesome Private Villa in Algarve Portugal Weeks from 1195


    €1,195 - €3,395
    per week

    • Villa Vida Nova , Stunning Coastal Views from the Infinity Pool, Image 1

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      Al fresco dining and BBQ with drinks fridge  (5/27)

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      Enjoy another glass of vino and dream away   (7/27)

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      Awesome views from every room and balcony  (8/27)

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      Formal dining for 8, Lazyboy and Smart TV  (9/27)

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      Lounge & double sided log fireplace Smart TV  (10/27)

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      Lounge with doors to pool and BBQ area  (11/27)

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      Gourmet Kitchen, impress you guests  (13/27)

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      Ground floor Twin Suite with Juliet balcony  (19/27)

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    Villa Vida Nova

    Villa Ref: 07009

    Licence Number: AL2356

    • Sleeps 6
    • Self Catering
    • 3 Bedrooms
    • No Smoking
    • 4 Bathrooms
    • No Pets
    • Superb Views
      Very Private
      5 Star Quality
    • Car essential
      Changeover
      Saturday

    Nearest Airport: Faro (80km)
    Not suitable for infirm

    Description

    Villa Vida Nova Algarve

    Priced per week, sleeps 6 in 3 Suites, 4 Bathrooms. Free Wifi, English TV x 5 3 are Smart., Infinity Pool, Outside Entertaining, BBQ, Private Balconies and Sun Terraces, Walk to Restaurants, Exclusive and Private nothing shared.

    A short leafy lane leads to Villa Vida Nova which is nestled at the end of a quiet and private cul-de-sac. The Villa has impressive entrance gates and huge granite walls affording privacy and giving way to exclusive secure parking for 7 cars. There is a separate entrance and parking for the employees who maintain the villa.

    The beautifully designed property is set within its own grounds which are terraced with an abundance of flowers and fruit trees including fig, orange, peach, plum, cherry and lemon. There is also an Olive and Cork Oak forest in which to enjoy the abundant bird life.

    The Villa is air conditioned throughout, has a double entrance door leading into a generously proportioned hall with an impressive suspended staircase leading to the upper floor. On the ground floor there is a bedroom with twin beds, en-suite shower room and ample wardrobes. The bedroom has French windows with a Juliet balcony overlooking the orange terraces and fabulous views across the surrounding countryside. From the hallway there is a well lit guest cloakroom.

    The bright and airy open plan layout leads from the entrance into the elegant dining room with seating for 8 and has patio doors with Juliet balconies to enjoy the stunning views towards the coast. There is a music centre and TV in the dining room with all the main English channels provided by Freesat. Separated by a granite breakfast bar there is a fully equipped kitchen also with stunning views to the south and east. The washing machine is situated in an adjacent utility room.

    The spacious lounge has comfortable seating to relax in and French windows also enjoying wonderful views to the coast. There is a large flat screen TV and a DVD player. The villa has free (Wifi) wireless internet access.
    On the upper level there are two large suites, both with an abundance of fitted wardrobes. Bedroom 1 has a Super King size bed, TV and full bathroom en-suite with large separate shower cubicle. There is also a spacious private sun terrace with views over the pool to the coast. Bedroom 2 has a King size bed, again an abundance of wardrobes and a full bathroom en-suite with large separate shower. This bedroom also has a large private sun terrace again enjoying fabulous views.

    Leading from the lounge the patio doors open onto a garden adjacent to the pool and a large outside covered BBQ terrace furnished with sofa, chairs, dining table and chairs with seating for 8 and a built-in BBQ and fridge, perfect for eating out on those wonderful balmy Algarvian evenings A feature of the property is the 9 x 4.5 metre infinity pool with steps and seating at the shallow end and up to 1.9 m depth. The pool is lit at night to enjoy swimming on those warm Algarvian nights. The covered BBQ area and sun terrace are all facing the swimming pool and beyond to the hillsides and coast, a wonderful place to relax with a book, watch the local bird life or watch the cruise ships come into Portimao.

    Location of holiday rental near Monchique, Western Algarve, Algarve

    Holiday Type: Rural, Mountain, Historic/Sightseeing, Town/City, Family
    Local Activities: Swimming/Watersports, Walking, Golf, Fishing, Climbing, Horse Riding, Tennis, Cycling/Mountain Biking, Gym, Zoo, Local Market, Amusement/Water Park
    Nearest Airport: Faro
    Lisbon
    80km
    250km
    Nearest Railway Station: Portimao 25km
    Nearest Bus Station: Monchique 1.5km
    Nearest Beach: Alvor 30km
    Nearest Pub/Restaurant: Several 0.3km

    Location description

    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..................

    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 cafs 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.

    Here you can safely "Shop until you drop"!

    Other activities

    Motor sport and Karting just 20 minutes away, Bird watching, regional dining, Spa and health centers just 10 minutes away.Mountain bikes can be hired and delivered to the villa. There are hiking trails all over the Serra de Monchique.

    Local events

    Various local fairs are held in Monchique throughout the year, with regional fare and live music, provided free of course!

    Directions

    From Faro Airport one can take a shuttle to the villa, however we do recommend renting a car as there is so much to see and do in the area. It is a simple drive from the airport, following signs to Portimao, first on the EN125 and then on the A22 taking the off ramp at the well marked signpost to Monchique. You are now on the EN266 all the way to the town of Monchique and Villa Vida Nova is just 2 minutes out of the town.

    We provide comprehensive driving directions when a reservation is made.

    Accommodation, Facilities and Services

    Suitability: Not suitable for infirm, No Smoking, No Pets
    General: Air conditioning, Central heating, Internet Access, Hairdryer
    Pool and Beach towels are provided, Free WiFi
    Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
    2 Double/s with ensuite, 1 Twin/s with ensuite, 2 Cot/s
    All bedrooms have views, Juliet Balconies and two master suites have private sun Terraces.
    Bathrooms: 4 Bathroom/s
    2 Bath/s, 3 Shower/s, 4 Wash basin/s, 4 Toilets/s, 1 Bidet/s
    Lounge: Seating for 6 people
    TV, Satellite/Cable TV, CD Player, Radio, DVD Player, Large screen TV, Books/Magazines, Selection of Music
    5 Tv's 3 are Smart, 2 Satellite Receivers giving English speaking and local channels
    Dining Area: Seating for 8 people , High chair
    Kitchen/Utility: Oven, Hob, Grill, Fridge, Freezer, Microwave, Kettle, Toaster, Coffee maker, Dishwasher, Washing machine, Ironing board, Iron
    Outdoors: Swimming Pool, BBQ, Private garden, Balcony, Terrace, Sunloungers, Patio table, Patio chairs, Sunshade
    Infinity pool
    Access: Car essential, Off road parking, Secure parking, Private car park, Stairs
    Services: Linen provided, Towels provided, Cleaning included, Laundry included
    Maid service twice per week

    ★★★★★ Loved every minute!

    We spent two weeks here in August 2022 and loved every minute. We arrived in the dark so were treated to the views the next morning and spent the next two weeks drinking them in; it's hard to read a book as the view is so distracting! Everything in the Villa was fabulous and the communication from Nigel was excellent. We ate at most of the restaurants that Nigel recommends but kept returning to Luar da Foia for its amazing food, views and service. We also really enjoyed having breakfasts and lunches at the newer Velochique cafe in the centre of Monchique.

    We loved seeing all of the local wildlife and spent a lot of time bird watching from in/around the pool and were also lucky enough to catch the odd glimpse of Henry the resident toad! We took Nigel's advice and did two boat trips with Seafaris from Lagos - the dolphin watching trip was amazing, really special. We also loved ZooMarine and Slide and Splash and visiting the west coast beaches. There's so much to do in the area but we enjoyed our days hanging out at the villa just as much and made the most of the space, the pools and the view. Thank you so much Nigel and Bev - we would love to return.

    Naomi (London, UK)
    06/03/23
    August 2022
    Families with Young Children, Families with Teenagers, Activity Seekers, Sun Seekers, Singles, Older/Mature, Tranquility, Food/Wine, Sightseeing/History

    Excellent value for a very upmarket villa

    We stayed two weeks with our two teenage boys and Granny. Had a super time, the villa was perfect in every way, the beds very comfortable and linen and towels top notch. The lounge is well furnished and we used our Netflix account on the TV though there was a good selection of English programs as well. The kitchen is well equipped and the outside entertainment area was used every day.
    The views from the villa are quite something, literally, from every window and we sat out late at night watching the sparkling lights along the coast. The kids were in the pool for hours at a time even Granny went in. The kids made friends with the neighbours black lab Duke. We had several barbecues and ate at some of the restaurants that the owner recommended, all were very reasonable with good food, friendly service, it was nice that we were not rushed, very relaxing, our favourite was the wild boar and an black pork, the kids loved the chicken piri piri, Granny liked the fresh fish.
    We spent quite a few days visiting some of the west coast beaches, Arifana was the best for body boarding but all of them are unspoiled and not too crowded. We spent a day in Lagos which is a very nice town with a lovely marina that do all kinds of boat trips.
    All in all the villa was very good value for the excellent quality provided and so we have decided to come back next year. We would certainly recommend this villa for any one wanting a quality holiday at a very reasonable price. Well done Nigel

    Roger Topliss (London, UK)
    18/01/19
    September 2018
    Families with Young Children, Families with Teenagers, Activity Seekers, Sun Seekers, Singles, Older/Mature, Tranquility, Shopping, Art/Culture, Food/Wine, Sightseeing/History

    Paradise at last!

    We have rented villas on the coast of the Algarve for many years but have grown weary of the traffic, crowds and being overcharged in restaurants for mediocre food. So we tried Monchique, what a revelation!
    We found Villa Vida Nova on the internet and discovered the cleanest and best equipped villa we have ever rented. The views are spectacular and the location very convenient for everything. There are dozens of quality restaurants serving dishes we never new existed at prices half those on the coast. The town is cute with quaint shops and cafe's, unpretentious, there is an honesty about Monchique, the people are friendly and the place feels safe.
    We explored superb beaches on the west coast and found country roads which took us to villages, Alferce and Marmelete come to mind and the same integrity was found there. We are sorry that we did not discover Monchique years ago. We booked the villa with Nigel who gave us vouchers for discounts at several restaurants, he also advised us on getting a great deal on renting a car.Monchique and Vida Nova are going to become our first choice for our holidays from now on.

    George Lawton (Cheshire, United Kingdom)
    16/01/19
    July 2018
    Families with Young Children, Families with Teenagers, Activity Seekers, Sun Seekers, Singles, Older/Mature, Tranquility, Shopping, Art/Culture, Food/Wine, Sightseeing/History

    Reviews are the subjective opinion of a holiday maker and not the opinion of theholidaylet.com team. We do not guarantee the accuracy of comments. Negative comments may not be displayed - this is entirely at the Owners/Agents discretion, however we provide a total number of comments submitted to help you to make a more informed opinion.

    Reviews submitted by the advertiser

    ★★★★★ Beautiful Sunrises
    Serene in the morning especially. Beautiful sunrises, delicious bbqs, juicy sweet oranges, spacious, memorable views and peaceful sleeps. We found a favourite pastry shop in town we visited daily. Even twice on one rainy day. Dice and Arte pastry shop. Dont miss it. Mostly a local shop.
    Raena Hemenway, 14 Jun 2023

    ★★★★★Wow, this is a super place.
    Very comfortable, well-managed, and private, with wonderful views. Lots of sunshine during our stay.
    The Owners said help ourselves to the orange and lemon trees - a thrill to pick for the first time. Really enjoyed the area; it is a good base from which to explore the Algarve. And we loved sharing the swimming pool with the swallows!
    S & H & L & B & R & G, 04 Jun 2023

    ★★★★★ Most Amazing week!
    We had the most Amazing week in this beautiful villa everything about it was great, the pool the views the gardens, I could just go on and on, Nigel was also very helpful before during and after our stay, I've stayed in lots of villas around Europe and this was the nicest, we will definitely be back again soon,

    Ashley Vincent, 28 Jan 2023

    ★★★★★ As Stunning as Ever!
    We have 'missed' this wonderful villa for a few years due to Covid etc, but it remains as stunning as ever, and we were very glad to return
    Standards remain very high. A beautiful place to relax and chill out.

    David Taylor, 10 Oct 2022

    ★★★★★ Loved every minute!
    We spent two weeks here in August 2022 and loved every minute. We arrived in the dark so were treated to the views the next morning and spent the next two weeks drinking them in; it's hard to read a book as the view is so distracting! Everything in the Villa was fabulous and the communication from Nigel was excellent. We ate at most of the restaurants that Nigel recommends but kept returning to Luar da Foia for its amazing food, views and service. We also really enjoyed having breakfasts and lunches at the newer Velochique cafe in the centre of Monchique.

    We loved seeing all of the local wildlife and spent a lot of time bird watching from in/around the pool and were also lucky enough to catch the odd glimpse of Henry the resident toad! We took Nigel's advice and did two boat trips with Seafaris from Lagos - the dolphin watching trip was amazing, really special. We also loved ZooMarine and Slide and Splash and visiting the west coast beaches. There's so much to do in the area but we enjoyed our days hanging out at the villa just as much and made the most of the space, the pools and the view. Thank you so much Nigel and Bev - we would love to return.

    Naomi Jones, 02 Sep 2022

    ★★★★★ Brilliant place to stay
    This villa is awesome, beautifully appointed and has everything you need. The pool area is lovely with views down to Portimao. Communication from Nigel was exceptional, especially with the Co-vid situation when we had to change our booking. The restaurant at the top of the hill is excellent but was busy so worth booking the day before to get a table on the terrace. We went to Alvor beach late in the afternoon so it was a bit cooler and less busy, plenty of parking and easy access to the beach. The road down to the villa is a bit steep but after the first time you get used to it. Brilliant place to stay.

    The Bells, 09 Aug 2022

    ★★★★★ Breath-taking piece of Portugal
    We returned from our second time stay at this beautiful Villa. The villa is situated in a breath-taking piece of Portugal. From every window you feel yourself a part of a painting. Furthermore, it is very well decorated, and the garden and pool make every breakfast, lunch dinner a feast. We enjoyed our time in this gated villa, highly recommend it to anyone planning a vacation to this beautiful country. We certainly will be back in the near future.

    Andre and Diana, 21 Jun 2022

    ★★★★★ The villa vastly exceeded our expectations!

    We have just returned from a four week stay at Villa Vida Nova and will start by stating that the villa vastly exceeded our expectations. The villa is extremely well decorated with high end furnishings and the amenities were endless. The housekeeper, gardener and pool maintenance was exceptional as well. The villa has an unobstructed southern exposure which provided a view of the sea plus full sun from sunrise to sunset. This provided for poolside breakfasts and dinner on a regular basis. The orange and lemons grown on the property were better than we have tasted back in Canada. The restaurants in close proximity to the villa are top notch however our favorite turned out to be A Rampa which we dined at on a number of occasions. Thanks to Nigel for recommending the different restaurants based on his personal experience. Due to the pandemic we were forced to reschedule our vacation in Portugal on three occasions and on every occasion Nigel was more then willing to understand and accommodate. We found the Portuguese people to be not only friendly but willing to assist us in a variety of different ways. Suffice it to say, we thoroughly enjoyed our time in this gated villa and highly recommend it to anyone planning a vacation to this beautiful country.

    Craig Cormack, 31 May 2022

    ★★★★★ Would we return to this villa? Hell, yes!
    Positive:
    - the view is AMAZING: you can really see the sea from there and in the night you see the sparkling lights of Portimao
    - the villa is very well maintained, well equipped and spacious
    - the beds are most comfortable
    - the pool is beautiful and very clean
    - the garden around the house is nicely designed and maintained
    - what you see is what you get: the pictures depict what it really looks like
    - everything was in excellent condition (from bathroom to kitchen to TVs)
    - did I mention that the view is amazing? ;-)

    Negative:
    - the winding street to the villa is an experience ;-)
    - that we had to leave at the end of the week

    Would we return to this villa? Hell, yes!
    Annette, 17 Apr 2022

    ★★★★★ Amazing views from every room!
    We had two weeks at this amazing villa with our two boys (age 9 and 12).
    Communication from Nigel was excellent. It was in a very tranquil area with amazing views from every room in the villa. We also enjoyed an amazing meal and sundowners at Alecrim the gastro bus at the top of mount Foia.
    Sophie, 25 Aug 2021

    ★★★★★ Well, where to start ?
    We have been visiting Ferragudo for 12 years now but decided to go half an hour inland for a change, oh we are so glad.
    Fabulous villa, attention to detail second to none.
    No disrespect to the owners but the images online do NOT do it justice at all, absolutely stunning views everywhere.
    Cannot really find fault to be honest, staff so helpful, communication with the owner from start to finish seamless.
    Local restaurants are great Casa Vintage Tapas in town was our particular favourite but didn't have a bad meal anywhere.
    So quiet and tranquil, will definitely be returning.
    Thank you so much.
    John from the UK, 04 Aug 2021

    ★★★★★ Devastated!

    That was how we felt on leaving this amazing villa and its views. We spent 2 weeks at Villa Vida Nova in July 2020 and we could not have been more content. The villa has been decorated to a high standard and we had everything we needed. We used the pool several times a day and it was wonderful. There is an abundance of things to look at huge, beautiful butterflies gliding around, swallows, swifts and martins taking the odd, sneaky drink from the pool and geckos taking advantage of nightfall to snack on small bugs. The stars at night were breath taking.

    A bonus was the lack of mosquitos and we were not bitten once.

    The cleaner took covid safe precautions which meant that we could fully relax and we did!

    We visited some wonderful restaurants in Monchique (our favourite was Luar da Fia) all of which required masks when not seated and distance between tables. We also explored the west coast which has some of the most amazing cliffs and beaches.

    A car was essential for us to enjoy the area. The area is hilly but we wouldnt have had the fantastic views without it.

    The only negative is that the figs on the huge fig tree were sadly not ripe when we were there!

    If you are debating whether to book a holiday here, we can only say you wont regret it if you do.
    Gerald Hyde, 31 Jul 2020

    ★★★★★ Very comfortable and well appointed villa!
    We spent a week in November in this very comfortable and well appointed villa. The rooms were spacious and had everything you needed for a relaxing time.

    The location on the hillside gives you great views which we also enjoyed on some lovely walks in the area. Going up to Foia (including the interesting local craft market at the top), Picota and also the hills above the old Convento was just what we were looking for. The old Convento above the town of Monchique is worth a visit in itself. See the Tripadvisor reviews.

    The villa was very clean and well managed. The local manager and cleaner do an excellent job. Nigel was also very helpful with local tips and suggestions. We walked up to O Luar da Foia restaurant three times for their amazing local food! Intermarche also had everything we needed for our hikes and dinners in the villa. Casa Vintage in town was also very nice.

    All in all, an excellent and high quality base from which to explore the Algarve, especially if you want to do some hiking.

    Mike ODea, 20 Nov 2019
    ★★★★★ We spent a week in Villa Vida Nova at the beginning of October and had an overall fantastic experience.

    The first thing that you immediately notice upon entering the villa are the spectacular views from every window, balcony, pool area and really just any place. They are truly breathtaking and we enjoyed them immensely during all of our stay.

    Villa Vida Nova is uniquely well-located it's a quiet spot with just a few houses nearby, and yet it's a very short (5-10 minutes) drive to all the amenities of the Monchique town, most importantly the Intermarche. As Nigel noted, the Intermarche is indeed well-stocked we never had to visit any other supermarket. There is a wide selection of wines, fresh meat for the grill, local cheeses, sausages, olives etc. You can also walk up the road to a couple of restaurants, and the beaches are about a 30-40 minutes drive away.

    We loved the design of the villa: the rooms are spacious, with high ceilings and large windows that let in a lot of light and fresh air. There is plenty of space for a big group of people, and still we as a couple felt cozy there. All the furniture and appliances are of high quality and in great condition. There is a large variety of cutlery, dishes, glassware etc, for anything you might need.

    It's the perfect place to relax and enjoy everything Portugal has to offer!

    Liubov, 30 Oct 2019
    ★★★★★ Ideally situated for peace, seclusion and adventures!
    From booking to arrival, communication with Nigel was seamless and although we arrived slightly earlier than anticipated, we were welcomed by the maid and her son who were charming.
    The villa and garden are beautiful, complemented by a pleasant view down to the coast. Ideally situated for peace, seclusion and adventures; we enjoyed a wonderful week exploring Western Portugal and also time in and around the pool. There is much to see and do in the surrounding area, an abundance of restaurants and beautiful beaches to explore. The sunrises and sunsets are not to be missed, preferably enjoyed on one of the balconies with a coffee or drink in hand. As dog owners, we welcomed the attention of the adorable black lab living next door, who was very friendly and often came to the gate to greet us. However, as Nigel rightly advises, do not encourage the local cat; he was quite persistent, even biting my husbands ankle!
    Having stayed in many villas, we were impressed by the attention to detail in both the indoor and outdoor space. Our only gripe was the air con unit in the main bedroom but, having mentioned this to Nigel, it is being attended to. Overall, a fabulous week in a wonderful villa, to which Im sure we will be returning in the very near future.
    Owners Reply: Thank you for your lovely review, Bev and I are thrilled that you had such a good time there, despite the cat encounter. Our airco technician found a huge wasps nest in the outside condenser so it is up and running again. We hope it will not be too long before you return. Again many thanks for choosing to stay at Villa Vida Nova.

    Tina Gough , 14 Oct 2019
    ★★★★★ Beautiful Spot!
    Stayed here recently as a family and it has to be said this is a wonderful place to holiday. The Villa itself oozes quality and was a perfect place to unwind. The infinity pool and views to the coast are superb - and for us the walk into town was a good leg stretch as we attempted to burn off some of the calories. The area is blessed with nice restaurants to eat out and with scenic views to savour. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here and as the Villa is so well equipped and serviced we wanted for nothing. Thanks Nigel (and Mrs Nigel) for having us!

    Shaun T UK., 25 Aug 2019
    ★★★★★ Beautiful and well equipped!
    We had a fantastic week Villa Vida Nova. The house is beautiful and well equipped. The outside dining area with bbq is great. The most used feature for our week was the villas fabulous infinity pool, the kids really made good use of it. Highly recommend it. 5 stars

    AM Fox, 31 Jul 2019
    ★★★★★ Villa Vida Nova is one of the finest villa's we've had the privilege of staying at.

    We always thoroughly research the location of holiday villas before booking but I can save future guests the trouble; it is in a beautifully peaceful setting with wonderful views which are as impressive as the photo's suggest.

    The villa was spotlessly clean and well equipped with everything you could possibly need, it's very clear that a lot of thought & care has gone into it by the owners who were lovely to deal with & made booking exceptionally straightforward. We booked a last minute break & from the initial email enquiry to receiving directions and key instructions took no more than a couple of hours from start to finish.

    I'm sure we will be back when we next visit the area as I don't think we'll find any other villa that offers the same standard of accommodation for the price. Thanks once again for a superb holiday!

    Matthew Nunn, 17 Jun 2019
    ★★★★★
    It is difficult to add to all the positive comments that have been made, which are all fully applicable and with which we concur.
    By way of trying to say something different, the things that impressed us was the energy and enthusiasm that Nigel and Beverly have devoted to their villa, and to their honesty about the place, all detailed in the website, which makes it a delightful change to go into a place with no hidden nasties. To paraphrase a famous advert which ran in the UK some years back 'it does what it says on the tin'.

    David Taylor, 12 Jun 2019
    ★★★★★ 5 Star Villa!
    This is a fantastic villa. Everything about the villa is first class - location, setting, views, and facilities were all flawless.
    I cannot recommend this highly enough.
    I've rented holiday properties for many years. This villa beats them all - outstanding in every way.

    Bob, 06 Jun 2019
    ★★★★★ Absolutely Fabulous
    Complimentary wine on arrival what a nice surprise, travelling with a toddler we needed it! The villa is superbly appointed with every detail and a lot of thought has gone into making it very special it is so well designed with nice touches everywhere. Hubby loves to BBQ so he was in his element and I love to sit with a glass of wine and watch him. We spent most of the time at the villa around the pool and only ventured out to the shops and town a few times for lunch and to buy groceries. The gardens are lovely, we had oranges and fresh figs from the garden and lemons for the grilled fish. The wifi was excellent so we could keep in touch with home and there is a TV in every room so whilst hubby watched sport I could watch more interesting things. All in all a very relaxing holiday we would recommend this villa to any one it really is first class, we were quite sorry to have to leave. We will book again for sure.

    Mabby, Cotswolds UK, 06 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★ Lovely Villa and Perfect Location

    Stayed here a week and sorry to have to go home. Cannot fault this villa and we have stayed in many far more expensive places. Extremely good value. Superbly appointed, clean and comfortable. The owners have done a great job in creating this lovely holiday home. A very peaceful, safe, private and sunny location with breathtaking views of the coast. Pool was warmer than I expected for October. The villa is everything if not more than what the website portrays. We have booked again for 2018, thank you Nigel
    Sean Sedon, 07 Jan 2018



    ★★★★★ Wonderful, a brilliant holiday location!

    Great holiday. We had 2 weeks at Villa Vida Nova. The villa had everything we needed - a fantastic location, plenty of space, tranquility, and hot sunshine. The villa was very well equipped, including everything you could need in the kitchen for cooking. It was very clean, and included a complete clean at the end of our first week and towel and bed change mid week.
    We are a family of 4 with 2 teenagers, so 3 bedrooms was perfect. We rented a car at Faro and used it a lot to visit beaches - mainly west coast quieter beaches. Amoreira was great as it had both a river and beach with waves. Arrifana was our learning-to-surf and belly-boarding beach.
    We had a number of lazy days at the villa in the pool, and many barbecues.
    Although we speak a reasonable amount of Portuguese, we rarely needed it as most places that cater to tourists speak English.
    We are keen cyclists and rented bikes twice from Musette.bike - great service and they provide a range of bikes. There were loads of cyclists going up the hill to Foia, but unfortunately we didn't manage this as we couldn't transport bikes on the car and it would have been too long a day in the heat to drive to the hire location then cycle up and down. They do deliver bikes for 3+day rentals, but we didn't need that long.
    As well as the restaurant at the top of the drive, we enjoyed A Tasca just above the harbour in Sagres. Our second visit didn't work out though as when we arrived for Wednesday lunch we found that was their closed day!
    Only thing we would have done different if we had our time over is to be careful over choosing inside or outside dining - some nights it was really hot in the evenings and you could eat outside. Other nights there was a chilly wind and so we ate inside at the villa - we didn't think about this when we booked a table on the terrace at O Luar de Foia!
    Can definitely recommend - everything was great and Nigel was very helpful with advice etc., as well as providing a brilliant holiday location.
    Review Submitted: 19 Aug 2017 | Stayed: July 2017
    Clare Arch, 19 Oct 2017


    ★★★★★ An excellent villa and highly recommended!
    We had a lovely week at Villa Vida Nova in boiling unseasonably high temperatures, 37-39 degrees which was unexpected! The villa is very comfortable, well equipped, has very good cooking facilities and first class comfortable beds. In the high temperatures the villa's air conditioning was very welcome. We visited the west coast, Arrifana has an excellent cliff top restaurant and the local restaurants O Luar Foia and Jardim das Oliveiras provided splendid meals. Our large car negotiated the bend down to the villa ok, a 3 point turn to get round, care needed. Overall an excellent villa and highly recommended.
    Sainsbury family, 13 Oct 2017


    ★★★★★ Only disappointment was that we were only there for a week.
    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.
    Ilona and Richard Bond , 04 Aug 2017


    ★★★★★ Awe inspiring location!
    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!
    Ben gilbert, 31 Jul 2017



    ★★★★★ Beautiful Property!
    Beautiful property with stunning view. One of the most relaxing weeks we have had in a long time. Villa had very thing we needed.
    J Henstridge, 29 Jul 2017



    ★★★★★ Friendly shops, cafes and restaurants.
    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
    July 2017
    Stephen Dobinson, 26 Jul 2017



    ★★★★★ Wonderful villa in stunning location"
    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.
    Hunterwood Callander, UK, 16 Jul 2017



    ★★★★★ You won't be disappointed, we couldn't believe our luck!
    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.
    Deb Winkles, East Midlands, UK, 19 Jun 2017


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    Property Ref:
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    Property listed since:
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    Villa Vida Nova

    Villa Ref: 07009
    Licence Number: AL2356

    • Sleeps 6
    • Self Catering
    • 3 Bedrooms
    • No Smoking
    • 4 Bathrooms
    • No Pets
    • Superb Views
      Very Private
      5 Star Quality
    • Car essential
      Changeover
      Saturday

    Nearest Airport: Faro (80km)
    Not suitable for infirm


    €1,195 - €3,395
    per week

    Owner Details

    Owner Name:
    Nigel and Bev

    Property Ref:
    07009

    Languages Spoken:
    English

    Preferred Contact Method:
    Enquiry Form

    Owner joined website:
    13 May 2013

    Property listed since:
    16 May 2013

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    www.algarvevillaforrent.com

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