Villa Vida Nova, Luxurious, Private, Exclusive, Awesome Coastal Views – Home 351199 Villa
- 3 bedrooms
- 6 sleeps
- 7 nights min stay
Villa Vida Nova, Luxurious, Private, Exclusive, Awesome Coastal Views – Home 351199
- 3 bedrooms
- sleeps 6
- 7 nights min stay
Villa / 3 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / sleeps 6
- Nearest beach 30 km
- Swimming pool
- Child friendly
- Car advised
- Air conditioning
- No pets allowed
- Private garden
Description from owner
Villa Vida Nova Monchique Algarve Portugal
This luxuriously appointed villa is ideal for your ultimate vacation experience. No expense has been spared in furnishing, equipping and maintaining the villa to exacting high standards, the villa achieves a 95% occupancy rate every year which attests to the care and attention that the owners provide to their guests.
This exclusive villa is situated in a quiet location just a kilometer from the picturesque and historic town of Monchique and within walking distance of several top class restaurants, it couldn't be better!
Being south facing you will enjoy full sun and panoramic views of the the coast. This unspoiled mountain area is one of the Algarve's best kept secrets, an ideal place to rent a villa with swimming pool for your vacation in delightful Portugal.
A short leafy lane meanders down to this imposing colonial property. Recently constructed to the highest standards by the owners for their own use, it is now available for weekly rentals. The beautifully designed private villa with every modern convenience has Juliet balconies from every room to take in the awesome coastal views.
Luxury abounds in the open plan layout with its elegant dining room and spacious lounge, perfect for relaxing or entertaining. The living area opens directly on to the lush garden, alfresco dining area and the stunning infinity swimming pool. The climate lends itself to outdoor living so the shady terrace furnished with sofa, chairs, dining area with built-in BBQ and drinks fridge is perfect for escaping the sun and eating out on those wonderful balmy Algarvian evenings. An abundance of loungers, chairs and umbrellas are ready for your use too. There is an intriguing natural spring and cave on the property topped up with the famous Monchique mountain water, said to rejuvenate the soul!
This gorgeous private villa is beautifully furnished and very well equipped with every need catered for. It is set in an acre of gardens, ideal for those wanting a villa holiday in the Algarve in a peaceful relaxing atmosphere whilst within easy reach of a great selection of traditional restaurants and local shops. Full air-conditioning will keep you comfortable on the hottest of days and free WiFi will allow you to keep in touch with the world if you need to.
The attractions of the Serra De Monchique are on your doorstep and the rest of the Algarve and Alentejo are just a short drive away including Caldas de Monchique and its famous health spa. Villa Vida Nova guests receive special privileges here! The South coast offers a great selection of beaches, shops, nightlife and even more restaurants. Morgado de Regengo golf courses are close by. For windsurfers and those that prefer the less commercialised coastal areas away from the crowds the wild and unspoiled beaches of the west coast are a pleasant country drive away with their beautiful coves, fishing villages and superb fish restaurants.
- Great for children of all ages
- No pets allowed
- 2 Cots available
- High chair available
Bed & bathroom
- 2 Super King Beds, 2 Single Beds, 2 Cots available
- 3 En suites, 1 Toilet Only
- Wi-Fi available
- Air conditioning
- Private outdoor pool (unheated)
- Mountain Views
- Private garden
- Solarium or roof terrace
- Balcony or terrace
- Sea view
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Staffed property
- Washing machine
- High chair available
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- Stereo system
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Secure parking
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Damage deposit: (£259.87) €300.00
- No smoking at this property
Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.
100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
24 hours after booking
No refund If you cancel, any money you have paid cannot be refunded.
About the owner
Nigel And Bev S.
- Average reply time:
- 2 hours 17 minutes
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated:
- 20 Apr 2019
- Years listed:
- Based in:
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English
This Villa has 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 07 Mar 2013. Located in Faro District, it has 30 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £640 to £3335.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 20 Apr 2019.
Map and how to get there
– based on 30 reviews
- Very Good
“Unbeatable Value for a High End 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
Owner's reply: Thank you Roger for your very kind review. It means much to us knowing that we are on the right track. Good to see you enjoyed the BBQ, I have just installed a new Stainless Steel insert with and extra rack, oh and a new LED floodlight which makes it easier after dark. We agree that the west coast beaches are spectacular and they will remain that way because they are all part of the national park. Again many thanks for your review.
“Genuine 5* villa in beautiful setting”
This is a wonderful place to stay. The rooms are fabulously appointed with everything that you could possibly want during your stay. The infinity pool is great and the views down to the Algarve coast are tremendous. Monchique is a charming little town and the local restaurants are superb. Nigel made sure that all aspects of our stay were covered with great customer service before and during our holiday. We can't wait to return! Highly recommended.
“Wonderful Place To Relax”
We arrived at the villa to a very friendly Portuguese welcome by the next door neighbour & his dog. The views from the villa were amazing, looking out over the valley below & the coast line. The villa itself is very comfortably furnished & is very much a home from home. This is not a typical holiday let.. It has been equipped to be a home. There is plenty of crockery, pans & cutlery. Hubby loved the bbq and covets one like it at home. Fresh orange juice will never be the same again! There was a plentiful supply of oranges on the trees & an electric juicer for making the best juice we have ever had. The only downside to this was the fruit flies that seemed to come in to the villa when the sun went off it. We sussed that if we shut the downstairs doors & windows before the sun disappeared it stopped them. (Small price to pay for the best oranges we have ever eaten/drunk). The town of Monchique is within walking distance & took us approx half an hour at a steady pace on a hot day (there is a hill to walk up from the villa before reaching the main road).The drive to the Town takes approx 5 minutes. The InterMarche supermarket had everything we needed including fantastic meat & fish. If you like the beach then Alvore is approx 35 mins drive away (no toll charges on the motorway). The beach is extremely clean & spacious & from June has life guards stationed all the way along it. Albufeira is approx 50 mins drive but toll charges are applicable. All in all a wonderful, relaxing holiday was had by us both in this lovely villa. Could have done another two weeks on top of the two we had.
Owner's reply: Thank you for your very kind review. I am missing that orange juice don't remind me............ we look forward to you coming back next year and if it's later the peaches and figs should be ready for you!
“Exceptional villa with remarkable views down to the coast”
This was the second time that our family have stayed at this villa and once again we all had a wonderful time. Nigel the owner was very attentive during the booking process giving relevant information and recommendations for restaurants and places to visit. The villa is very comfortable, light and airy and exceptionally well appointed. The views are stunning and can be enjoyed from many points around the house but especially from the magnificent pool area. Villa Vida Nova truly is one of the Algarve's hidden treasures.
“Home from home”
Our second visit to Villa Vida Nova (we first visited in September 2013). Having previously visited, and enjoyed this wonderful place we decided to book our honeymoon here. Once again, thoroughly enjoyed our visit, and a perfect relaxing antidote to the 'adrenalin' surrounding our wedding day. As we've said before, I can't imagine a single reason why anybody would be less than blown-away by this holiday home. Beautiful scenery, lovely infinity pool overlooking it, and a comfortable large villa with all the mod-cons you could wish for. The town of Monchique, a mile or so away is also a lovely 'traditionally Portuguese' town, and with a fully stocked supermarket, great restaurants (O Luar and Parisio Da Montanha were our favourites, just for their breathtaking scenery), and places to visit such as Foia and Caldas da Monchique, there isn't much you'd be left wanting for. Thanks to the Villa Vida Nova team for another lovely holiday... (Oh, and we've already booked for next year!)
“Fabulous stay...a few tweaks needed...”
A beautiful week was had! The villa is well equipped and in the most beautiful place. We thoroughly relaxed and unwound. I would however point out the following suggestions... 1) a larger toaster is needed. One for 4/6 people, not 2. 2) spare bulbs...or replace with low energy. One blew inside and only one worked outside. 3) the pool defo could do with being heated... 4) perhaps get assisted cleaner help. I noticed an abundance of webs and dust under the sofa, when searching for little ones toy...the oven and trays in it were used and not washed when we arrived. I think the maid who attends simply can't clean 3 bed with 4 toilets in the time allocated. Would I return....hell yeah!
Owner's reply: It's a 4 slice toaster..Yikes!...how much toast can you eat? LOL. Hey but thanks for the comments sorry about the light bulbs we are on to it, other points duly noted and taken care of.
“Perfect quiet retreat, idyllic.”
This was our first trip to the Algarve and what a perfect introduction. We travelled with our 3 children ages 8, 6 and 4 and this house was ideal. There is nothing misleading in the photo's, it really is that beautiful. The rooms are spacious and spotlessly clean. The pool is just wonderful, although we experienced slightly odd weather during the middle of our stay that meant the pool was a bit nippy. The house was cosy on dull days though and we didn't mind one bit heading back some days to spend time indoors. There were lots of lovely little areas also for the children to explore, they loved the lemon trees and the fish pond. We spent an afternoon in Monchique, found some great places for coffee in the square. The Panorama restaurant on the way into Monchique was great, really nice pizza's and salads at very good prices. We can also recommend Bica Boca which served really authentic homemade meals (the owner had a fire on the go as well which went down well!) The local supermarket is reasonably priced and stocked with all the essentials. We had no problems with language either, our pigeon Portuguese was well received but everyone is very helpful. The little local custard tarts are a must. My husband has been living on them, but they are considerably cheaper in the remoter areas (15 cents each in Monchique compared to 1 euro!) All in all, a wonderful holiday and I must say everyone has been very envious of our holiday photo's! Thanks again Nigel.
“Wonderfully appointed villa in a beautiful location”
We had a really wonderful stay at this villa, the owners have really thought about what is needed by their guests and they succeed in providing their guests with a real home from home with a stunning view.
“Fantastic villa & a great location”
The villa is 100% as per the brochure and is a real credit to the owners. Equipped and decorated to a very high standard with a kitchen fully kitted out in every respect. The design and layout is not only aesthetic, but is really practical and comfortable when it comes to privacy and being able to relax. The town of Monchique is an excellent pivot to venture West or South with both coast lines only 30 minutes drive, but at the same time a safe distance from the hustle of the tourist hot spots. As with anywhere being off the tourist track you do need a car though there are a few low key local attractions. There are cheap rentals in Faro, but if you go BA take advantage of the Avis partnership - eg, Renault Megane for less than 16 pound a day. You don't even need the electronic toll tracker (2 euros per day) and next time we would just drive from Lisbon on the IC roads by-passing most of the tolls. There are 3 top class restaurants within walking distance, and on a dull day (not many of those) you might well fancy a walk into the centre (20-25 mins). Head on up through the back streets to the convent, which looks down on Monchique. Everywhere has a local market for fish and veg, but the best we saw was in Aljezur on the way to the great beeches on the west. It depends on the sea, but the day we went we hadn't seen the variety of seafood anywhere else. Odeceixe has a great restaurant just a short distance up the coast from Aljezur in the town. Look out for the 'gypsy'market as there are bargains galore. And finally, the weather. First 2 weeks in April and it was hot with a light cooling breeze most of the time. We want to keep finding new places to visit, but it will be very hard not to return. The climate and the accommodation is a combination that is really second to none.
“Mochique's best kept secret ...”
We had such a wonderfully comfortable stay at Villa Vida Nova last week - part of me feels crazy actually giving a review … as i'd like to keep our find a secret only to be shared with a select few. When we arrived, it was in fact unusually chilly and wet (for the time of year). We contacted the villa manager to ask if we could turn on the heating - there are air con/heater units everywhere but we needed a boost! Within 15 minutes, we received an email from Nigel the owner with detailed instructions of how to switch everything on … we were toasty in no time! :-) … excellent service, thanks again Nigel. The villa is extremely well appointed and has everything you could want for on a self-catering holiday - even the orange trees were 'full' and the kids enjoyed making fresh juice every morning. The local supermarket is 5 mins drive away and is well stocked. Ercilia, the maid, arrived mid way through our stay with fresh towels and linen - she was lovely! We used our vouchers at the 'famous' Spa and enjoyed an afternoon of indulgence and discounted massages - i'd recommend a visit. The views from the villa are sensational, the pool was a good size although too cold for us to use at that time of year - it didn't stop the kids having a 'very quick dip' - just so they could say they had! All in all - a super week … the only downside - it's booked up already for when we are back in the summer!
- How do I find more info about the property?
You can get in touch with Nigel and Bev (the owner) through the contact form on this page.
If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.
- What if I have questions before I book?
Send Nigel and Bev (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.
- How do I contact Nigel and Bev (the owner)?
Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.
If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Nigel and Bev the owner's contact details or send them a message.
- What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?
Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Nigel and Bev (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then
Or send Nigel and Bev (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.
- What is a booking request?
When you pay online through the Book your stay form, a booking request is sent to Nigel and Bev (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.
Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.
- How do I know my booking is safe?
To book this holiday home you need to pay through the Holiday Lettings website. Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection. This means that in the unlikely event that you’re prevented or denied access to your holiday home when you check in, we’ll offer a full refund for the stay.
- How do I know what it will cost for my stay?
Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.
You can also request a quote from Nigel and Bev (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.
- How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?
You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.
- How do I pay for my holiday?
Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Nigel and Bev (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.
If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.
Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.
- Why can't I call Nigel and Bev (the owner) before booking?
You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.
If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.
- How do damage deposits work?
In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.
Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.
- How can I view and manage my booking?
Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.
- How do I pay the balance of my holiday?
You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.
We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.
- How can I retract my booking request?
You’ll need to contact Nigel and Bev (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.
- How do I cancel my booking?
Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.
- How do I edit my booking?
You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Nigel and Bev (the owner) a message.
If Nigel and Bev (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.
Build your perfect trip, with Holiday Lettings & TripAdvisor
Book with confidence
Pay online to be covered by Payment Protection
Real opinions, real reviews
Genuine guest feedback from 100,000+ reviews
Safe, simple, secure
When you pay online with PayPal or by credit/debit card
Quick response times
Know where you're staying within 24 hours