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Holidaymakers searching for holiday rentals in Monchiquealso enquired about villas to rent in Carvoeiro, Benalmadena apartments and Madeira villas

Feel at home with a holiday villa in Monchique.

The Monchique region of Portugal is located in the thickly wooded mountain range that separates the Algarve coast from Alentejo. The views from Monchique alone are worth a visit, and the region is unlike anywhere else in Algarve. The climate is cooler and the pace is slow. This is truly a place to unwind and soak in nature. HomeAway has a number of villas in the Monchique region, including villas and homes.

When searching for a apartments the Monchique region, HomeAway is the place to start. There are villas with stunning views and modern amenities such as satellite television and internet access. For those travelling with pets or children, a holiday rental in the Monchique region is a terrific option. Properties with pools, multiple bedrooms, terraces, gardens and barbecues are easy to find and book with HomeAway. Furthermore, HomeAway offers holiday rentals in nearby regions, ideal for travellers who like to move from place to place. Choose from a selection of comfortable holiday homes in Faro, or head west along the coast to Carvoeiro.

Things to do

Old Town Monchique:

The old city centre of Monchique is characterised by narrow cobbled streets that criss-cross their way up the hillside. Charming cafés and traditional restaurants are plentiful. The town square has benches and trees for relaxing as well as a replica of a traditional Moorish water wheel.

Nossa Senhora dos Remedios:

This baroque sanctuary was built in the 18th century in honour of the patron saint of Lamego. The climb up may seem daunting; approximately 700 stairs lead the way, but the path is littered with landings, statues, pavilions, and fountains for a quick break to catch one's breath and enjoy the incredible view.

Caldas de Monchique:

This site has long been known for its healing natural spring waters. The Romans were the first to set up a bath here. Today, the Caldas de Monchique are popular with guests seeking relief from rheumatism and respiratory illnesses. Even if one is not ailing, it is a lovely place to visit.

Serra da Picota:

Serra da Picota is the highest peak in the Algarve region. The view from the top makes the hike up this approx. 3,000ft-tall peak well worth the exertion. The view reaches Faro to the east, Cape St. Vincent to the west, and Serra da Arrabida to the north.

Local food, drink, and crafts:

Shop in small, family-run stores for unique local goods. Visitors to the region ought to try Medronho, a spirit made from distilled indigenous medronho berries, as well as the local honey and sausage. Handicrafts such as chairs, wooden spoons, and ceramics are plentiful.

Monchique Church:

This church, built in the late 15th to early 16th century is located centrally in Monchique town. The interior displays well-preserved examples of 'talha dourada', a special type of gilded woodwork that was popular in the 18th century. Also on display are 17th-century artefacts from the Nossa Senhora do Desterro convent.

Weather in the Monchique region

Since Monchique lies inland, the climate tends to be much milder than on the coast and temperatures tend to stay rather comfortable the whole year round. Even in high summer, average highs are around 26°C with lows of about 18°C. The rainiest month is November, and winter temperatures top out around 16°C.

Travel to the Monchique region

The closest airport to Monchique is in Faro (FAO) with direct connections to most major UK and European airports. Monchique is located about 50 miles from Faro Airport so the drive is only about an hour long. There is no direct train or bus route, so for those who opt for public transport, transferring in Portimão is necessary. Cars are available for hire from a number of agencies at the airport and taxis are plentiful.

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                                                                                                    Idyllic setting and wonderful house

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    Our stay began with a very warm welcome from the owners Pascal & Marie. They met us at the local supermarket and led us up the hill out of Monchique (about 2 miles) to their hidden gem. From there they gave a very detailed and thorough tour of the house telling us about every little detail as though we were there first visitors. The house was immaculately clean and as the holiday progressed I soon learnt that the house was extremely well equipped. The kitchen had absolutely everything a professional chef would need plus other details such as a cool bag for the beach. The layout of the house was slightly unusual because the three bedrooms were all located in different areas of the house. It is difficult to work this out from the photos and description. The master room upstairs, the twin room on the ground floor and then another master suite on the outside of the house. Therefore I don't feel it would be suitable if you had more than 2 children but ideal for 2 couples. The pool was amazing and heated to 25 degrees everyday. Despite the owners living directly behind the holiday house they were extremely discreet. You wouldn't have even known they were there so certainly not an issue if you felt you didn't want them close by. There was a restaurant at the top of the driveway and although we didn't visit looked lovely. The views from the house were stunning and a 35 minute mountain drive took you out to the stunning west coast or 25 minutes you were in town of Portimao. Mochique itself is a beautiful town with lovely pavement cafe bars offering a quiet and un-spoilt experience of Portugal. We stayed with our 7 and 5 year old and had a magical two weeks. I would not hesitate to recommend this house. You are guaranteed a warm welcome and a fantastic holiday in beautiful Portugal.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                    Wonderful Villa in a wonderful region

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    We were at Casa Ginjeira in the end of October. Our whole family (German family with three little children and grandparents) enjoyed very much the beautiful house with it's giant garden, awesome view and the nice pool. The children loved to run around outside and pick up some chestnuts. We made some very nice excursions to the beautiful towns and villages of the region and the impressive coast. Most days the weather was very nice and when it rained one day we made a chimney fire and enjoyed the cozy house. One time we were at the restaurant Jardim das Oliveiras near the villa, which was very good.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                    Wonderful villa in peaceful location

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    This is a very well-designed attractive villa. There is great attention to detail in both the furnishings and layout. We were both impressed by the tasteful decorative touches from the dried flowers to tile mosaics on the walls. An example of the design is the large built in closets in the upstairs bedrooms - I have never stayed in a rental with as much closet and drawer space. The property was extremely clean and well-maintained. The beds were all comfortable. The villa is spacious both in the grounds and inside. Where some may have been tempted to have 4 or 5 bedrooms, the 3 good sized bedroom and large living areas given a certain dignity and sense of spaciousness. The kitchen was well equipped as far as pots and pans, dishes and cutlery. The appliances all worked. Note - there is a clothes drying rack but no clothes dryer as such, to go with the washer. There was a beautiful view of the valley from this hillside location from both inside the villa and the outside terraces and pool deck. When it is clear, one can see Portimao and the ocean on the horizon, about 20km away. There is a neighbour to the east side that is fairly close to the villa, but they kept to themselves. The west side of the house and around the pool deck is very private. The villa is set well back from the road down a steep driveway. The location gives a sense of peacefulness. We walked into the pleasant town of Monchique a few times and also ate at the nice restaurant at the top of the driveway - the O Fuor da Foia, rated highly in Tripadvisor. You need to be reasonably fit given the road is steep. Monchique has a large modern InterMarche supermarket and some smaller grocery stores and butcher shops. There are also a number of pleasant cafes. There is a large shopping mall in Portimao. A car is recommended. If you have one, the villa makes a good base for exploring the region. The west coast is about 45 min away by secondary road, while Portimao and the A22 main tollway is about 20min south. We went as far as Odeceixe in the north west. Despite the weather during or stay in late Oct, we were able to use the pool a bit when the sun was shining brightly. It is not heated and was cool by that time of year, especially since we had some unusual cloudy days and rain. We would not hesitate to rent from Nigel again. He was easy to deal with and extremely responsive to any questions. Given its high quality, the villa is a real bargain in the low and shoulder season. Highly recommend it.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Oct 2016