We stayed at this villa for 2 weeks.
You'll find the villa has everything you need, although it could benefit from some new dinnerware if like us you like everything to match but we appreciate that many people don't take care of these things when hiring a villa which makes it difficult for owners.
The photo's don't really do the villa justice, the living room is well equipped and comfy although it gets the sun most of the day so keep the curtains closed to keep the heat down. The kitchen area is very spacious if you wanted to eat in and has all mod cons (if you want to use the coffee machine in the villa you'll need to get some coffee pods from Aldi none of the other shops did ones which fitted!)
The villa is approx. 10 minutes by car into Moncarapacho itself where you have a bakery, a small supermarket and a few restaurants.
From the villa you have a direct road to Olhao where you have access to much larger supermarkets Jumbo, Modelo as well as some you'll probably know Aldi and Lidl. In Olhao you also have what feels like an unlimited number of restaurants to choose from.
Ask Keith for details of a great restaurant on the front which served very good food, we also liked the one 2 doors along which midweek offered 3 courses for just 7.90 euro. Dessert was fruit but the sea bass was excellent.
The owners parents live next door so although the villa is in a quiet location you do have people close by if needed.
For sun lovers the pool area is simply fantastic, in May you could sit in the sun from before 9 till about 7pm if you moved the loungers even later. Surprisingly the pool was quite warm, normally we find pools in Portugal freezing and if you need to escape the sun or for eating outdoors the seating area is covered to give some shade.
If you prefer the beech you have Fuseta about 25 minutes away or can travel to the more touristy areas in about an hour.
Would not hesitate in going back to this villa.