Villa Vida Nova Luxury Villa Rental
Villa Monchique, Western Algarve
This luxuriously appointed villa is ideal for your ultimate holiday experience. No expense has been spared in furnishing, equipping and maintaining the villa to exacting high standards.
The villa is completely private in its own walled and secure grounds. All Principle rooms face south and have spectacular views of the coast. The infinity pool garden and loggia with BBQ is perfect for relaxation. The gourmet kitchen has every appliance, formal and alfresco dining for eight. Air-conditioned throughout, Smart TV's, wifi. Walking distance to restaurants, bars and town.
Portuguese Tourist Board licence number 2356/AL
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 3
- Sleeps: 6
- Low Season weekly price: €595
- High Season weekly price: €2675
- Customer Rating
- Sea View
- Private Pool
- Private Garden
- Internet / WiFi
- Air Conditioning
- Close to Bars / Restaurants
- Rural Setting
Entrance to the villa is through imposing solid wood entrance doors which lead into a generously proportioned hall with an impressive suspended stone staircase complimented with a skylight and large Florentine tapestries.
The villa has 330m2 of living space on two floors. Mostly open plan to make use of the wonderful light that we have in the Algarve. We have a comfortable lounge in which to relax with smart TV, DVD player etc, a formal dining room seating eight, a 2nd smart tv, music, Bluetooth, and a fully equipped gourmet kitchen. Wifi and air-conditioning throughout the property. All rooms face south with views to the coast and have Juliet balconies.
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
We have three bedrooms all have private bathrooms. Two on the 1st floor one has a super king bed and the other a king bed. Both these two rooms have Juliet balconies and separate private sun terraces. These two bedrooms have spectacular southerly views of the coast. On the ground floor we have a twin suite with Juliette balcony. All rooms have TV's and hairdryers and ample wardrobes. We have 2 cots for children under 3 years.
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 loggia 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 Algarve evenings. An abundance of loungers, chairs and umbrellas surround the pool. There is an intriguing natural spring and grotto topped up with the famous Monchique mountain water, said to rejuvenate the soul! A feature of the property is the "Infinity Pool" in which you can take in the views whilst swimming!
Unfortunately due to the terrain we are not wheel chair friendly. There are 14 easy and wide stairs from the car parking area to the villa and of course stairs to the first floor. However the rest of the villa and the outside areas are all on one level as is the twin suite on the ground floor.
All staff use a separate entrance to the villa grounds. Pool cleaners and gardeners will come once a week and will keep out of your way. The cleaner will attend twice a week, once on Saturdays which is our changeover day and again midweek to change towels and a general tidy.
Unfortunately we do not allow pets so the villa is "Pet Free" and suitable for people with related allergies. We do not take Hen, Stag or similar same gender groups. We do not allow film or photo shoots.
The Area: Monchique, Western Algarve
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 cafés and a tea room serving delicious home made food, two banks with cash points, three petrol stations, 2 chemists, wine shop, gift shops and newsagents selling foreign papers.
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. 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.
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, fresh grilled fish, local cured ham and smoked sausage, healthy salads, honey and marzipan sweets just to name a few, all are locally produced. Yes, burgers, pizza and steaks are also available! An amazing selection 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!)
Villa Vida Nova Luxury Villa Rental rental prices: €595 - €2675
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Couples receive a 10% discount. All prices include VAT and are for the villa for a maximum if 6 adults. We only rent by the week from Saturday to Saturday. Check in from 4.00 pm and check out before 10.00 am
Reviews of VILLA VIDA NOVA LUXURY VILLA RENTAL
Villa Vida Nova certainly is a beautiful, scenic home away from home. Nigel and his staff have looked after everything before and during our stay. We so enjoyed sitting by the pool on the dry days (not brave enough to get in the pool though) and take in the amazing views of the mountains and distant coast. The grocery store is only a couple minutes away as well as many fine restaurants and gift shops. Thank you again for making our first stay in Portugal a memorable one.
It's a beautiful and spacious villa in beautiful hilly surroundings with a great view towards the ocean. The indoors of the villa, the outdoor area and the pool are all very clean and tidy and very well maintained and looked after. It's a perfect place to relax. The owner provided excellent information about the villa and many tips for restaurants and sightseeing trips via e-mail and was very quick to reply to our inquiries in a friendly and professional way. We can only recommend staying at this 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
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.
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.
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