Villa Vida Nova Luxury Villa With Infinity Pool And Amazing Views
- Type: Villa
- Sleeps: 6 (3 Bedrooms)
- Nearest Beach: Alvor (25 km)
- Change Over Day: Saturday
- Access: Car Advised
- Non smoking only
- Wheelchair inaccessible
- suitable for children
- suitable for the elderly
- Pets not allowed
Highest Standards in this Luxury Villa
A short leafy lane meanders down to this imposing colonial property, typical of yesteryear villas in Portugal yet built only a few years ago with modern amenities. Constructed to the highest standards by the owners for their own use, it is now available as a self catering rental. The beautifully designed and exclusive 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, Al fresco 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 Algarve 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 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 outside of Portugal 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
The Algarve Region
A wonderful opportunity to experience the character, personality, and flavour of this picturesque holiday region!
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. Recently opened is the new Intermarche supermarket mall, with a selection of shops, plenty of parking and ideal to stock up your holiday provisions.
Excellent Dining for all Tastes and Budgets, a "Foodies Heaven"
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! There is 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!)
New to Portugal? Monchique is a perfect introduction. Enjoy "Authentic Portugal" at its best, with some intriguing surprises around every corner.
Monchique is nestled in a valley between the only two mountains in the Algarve, Foia and Picota. Established by the Romans, who built, with granite, terraces on the rich fertile land to grow produce, the Villa sits on these same terraces today. Corga das Ervilhas - Terraces of Peas! Our terraces still produce oranges, tangerines, lemons, plums, peaches, figs, sharon fruit, grapes, olives, of which our guests are welcome to eat.
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. Please read more about "The Authentic Algarve"
Serra de Monchique - guaranteed to capture your heart.
From the villa there are many attractions within a short drive. By the way 83% of the total land area of the Serra da Monchique is a Declared Natural Reserve. 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. You can rent bikes, they will even deliver and collect them from the villa.
Local Health Spa and Villa Vida Nova Guests
The famous village of Caldas de Monchique with its health spa is only 10 minutes drive away. Here you can take in the famous Monchique spring waters and enjoy being pampered in the health salon at Hotel Termas de Monchique. On summer evenings you can listen to local live music whilst dining in the Caldas de Monchique square at Restaurant 1692. ( Villa Vida Nova guests have Exclusive guest status at Termas de Monchique).
A Short Drive Away, Golf, Motor Sport, Boat Trips
There are several golf courses, the nearest Morgado do Regengo just 15 minutes drive away, here you can rent clubs if you did not bring your own and the new Autodromo do Algarve, F1 designed race track, features various motor sport 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 two large shopping malls, 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 and a retail centre with C & A, Sport Zone, Guimaraes shoes and Casa homeware.
Regular flights from airports in Ireland, UK and the rest of Europe into Faro.
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Driving Directions From Faro Airport to Villa Vida Nova Monchique
From Faro Airport, follow signs to Lisboa (Lisbon), Lagos, Portimao you will be on the EN125-10 continue for 3.5km take the exit marked Loule Lisboa Portimao Albufeira, stop and give way at the bottom of the ramp and continue west. Stick to the speed limit for 70 kms and move to the left lane follow signs for Lisboa Portimao Loule. You are now on the IC4 . After a few Kms take the exit market Lisboa A22 Portimao Albufeira you are now on the A22 heading west stay on here for about 50kms so do not turn off. You will pass the turn off for Silves at about 40kms you will take the next turn off marked, Portimao and Monchique. At the roundabout take the first exit to Monchique.
You are now on the EN 124 traveling North. After a few kilometres you arrive at a roundabout at Porto de Lagos take the 2nd exit (straight on) and you continue northwards on the EN266, stay on this road and do not turn off. You will pass many hamlets and villages, namely, Rasmalho, Caldas de Monchique where there is a Spa, Nave where there is a granite quarry and Meia Viana.
Continue on this road for 1km into the town of Monchique you will find a roundabout near the Intermarche Supermarket, take the 2nd exit (Straight on) and proceed into the centre of the village, follow signs for Foia. In the town the road splits turn left towards the towns square, keep bearing left and go up the steep hill to the roundabout. Take the second exit and follow signs for Foia. After about 2kms look for a restaurant on your left called “O Luar da Foia”, turn left immediately after this restaurant. Continue 200m and turn very sharp left into a steep tarred lane, we have a sign there “Villa Vida Nova” and it points in the direction of the villa. Continue right to the bottom of the lane and we are there on the right, again we have another sign next to the gate. Go another 30 meters and make a turn in the turning space and enter the drive this way, it's easier.
Nearest Travel Links
- Airport: Faro (80 km)
- Railway: Portimao (20 km)
Not suitable for Hen, Stag or similar groups. No Film or Photo shoots.
Suitable types of Holiday Monchique
- Golf Course
- Mountain Biking
- Hill Walking
- Cultural holiday
- Wine tasting
- Local cuisine
Outside Dining, BBQ and Infinity Swimming Pool ideal for your Holiday in Portugal
The peaceful garden, swimming pool and Barbecue area can be accessed easily from the hall or lounge. There is a large outside covered terrace in which to escape the sun, furnished with sofa, chairs, dining table and chairs with seating for 8 and a built-in Barbecue and wine fridge, perfect for eating out on those wonderful balmy Algarvian evenings. What could be more satisfying, sipping a cool glass of wine whilst tossing a few steaks and honing your BBQ skills!
A Unique and Impressive Feature is the Very Private Infinity Swimming Pool
There are many villas with private pools in Portugal but again we are different. A feature of the property is the "Infinity Pool" in which you can take in the views whilst swimming! The pool is also lit at night. The covered Barbecue 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.
Exterior Facilities in Villa Vida Nova Luxury Villa With Infinity Pool And Amazing Views
- Parking space
- Private garden
- Private outdoor swimming pool
- Secure parking
- Solarium/Roof Terrace
Designed with the Spectacular Coastal Views and Out Door Living in Mind
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 ground floor is a bright and airy open plan layout to maximise the space, free flow of air and also to take advantage of the stunning views from every room. There is a formal dining area with seating for eight complete with a music centre and a Smart TV so you can keep up with your favorite program whilst dining or preparing dinner in the gourmet kitchen. Separated only by a granite breakfast bar the kitchen also has stunning views to the coast making washing up less of a chore or, of course, you could use the dish washer. There is also a washing machine situated in an adjacent utility room.
The spacious lounge has comfortable couches to relax and enjoy a good book or conversation with friends. There is also a large Smart TV and a DVD player if you want to watch a movie or two. The villa has free internet Wifi so that you can keep in touch with home and the world. There is also a portable "Bose type' Bluetooth player.
An essential for any Villa in the Algarve is air-conditioning and so every room has an individually controlled unit for your comfort during the hot summer months, and heating if required for the cooler winter months. Every room has a Juliet balcony and French doors so that you can keep the doors open if you prefer.
Sleeping Accommodation is Second to None
Upstairs there are two spacious master suites, one Super King and one King each with large full en-suite bathroom with bath and separate walk in shower. Both suites have an abundance of wardrobes and drawers and a TV, they also have Juliet balconies and each have a private sun terrace with table and chairs with which to enjoy commanding views of the countryside and coast. There is also a twin bedroom on the ground floor which has an en-suite shower room and ample wardrobes. This room has French windows with a Juliet balcony overlooking the orange terraces and fabulous views across the surrounding countryside and the mountain of Picota.
Facilities in Villa Vida Nova Luxury Villa With Infinity Pool And Amazing Views
- Air conditioning
- CD player
- Central heating
- Clothes dryer
- Dish washer
- DVD player
- Internet access
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Washing machine
Bedrooms / Bathrooms
- Bedrooms (3)
- Bathrooms (4)
- Ensuite (3)
- Showers (3)
- WCs (4)
Sleeps a Maximum of 6 people:
- Single Beds (2)
- Double Beds (2)
- Cots (2)
- Dining Seats (8)
- Lounge Seats (6)
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Prices may be subject to change at the owner's discretion.
First time to Portugal and it was jolly good. The owners provided everything we needed and more including cot and high chair, everything in the villa is to a very high standard of good quality and sparkling clean. The pool was warm so we swam almost every day and had a bbq on a few days. I would recommend this villa to any one wanting upmarket accommodation at very reasonable prices. We plan to return in the not too distant future.
Gord, 13 Jun 2018 Co.Cork
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 May 2018 Dublin
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 Hampshire
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 UK.
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 London.
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