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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.

    Wonderful! 4.9/5
    (21 reviews)
    avg/night
    • 3 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    Villa #1069578
    21
    Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
      Excellent! 4.7/5
      (19 reviews)
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      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 4
      Cottage #1171286
      19
      Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
        • 3 BR
        • 3 BA
        • Separate Toilet
        • Sleeps 6
        Villa #1100801
        11
          Wonderful! 4.8/5
          (4 reviews)
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          • 4 BR
          • 3 BA
          • Sleeps 8
          Villa #1982553
          4
          Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
            Exceptional! 5/5
            (8 reviews)
            avg/night
            • 1 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 3
            Apartment #48717
            8
            Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
              • 3 BR
              • 3 BA
              • Separate Toilet
              • Sleeps 6
              Villa #1961425
              8
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                • 3 BR
                • 3 BA
                • Sleeps 6
                Farmhouse #6739785
                1
                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                  avg/night
                  • 4 BR
                  • 4 BA
                  • Sleeps 7
                  Villa #1785401
                  2
                  Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                    (5 reviews)
                    avg/night
                    • 4 BR
                    • 4 BA
                    • Sleeps 10
                    Villa #1468978
                    5
                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                      • 3 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Villa #2396437
                      1
                      Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                        (12 reviews)
                        avg/night
                        • 3 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 6
                        Farmhouse #82660
                        12
                        Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                          (9 reviews)
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                          • 4 BR
                          • 4 BA
                          • Separate Toilet
                          • Sleeps 8
                          Villa #722622
                          9
                          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 2
                            Multiple rentals House #2031010
                            5
                              • 2 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 6
                              Multiple rentals House #2031010
                              2
                                avg/night
                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 2
                                Cottage #861070vb
                                1
                                Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                  (5 reviews)
                                  avg/night
                                  • 4 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Separate Toilet
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Villa #8000367
                                  5
                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                    avg/night
                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    Cottage #455175
                                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 7 BR
                                      • 4 BA
                                      • Separate Toilet
                                      • Sleeps 14
                                      House #2505707
                                      Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 5
                                        Apartment #505646
                                        2
                                        Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                          (9 reviews)
                                          avg/night
                                          • 5 BR
                                          • 3 BA
                                          • Sleeps 10
                                          Villa #8094525
                                          9
                                          Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 1 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 2
                                            Apartment #6900847
                                            1
                                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Farmhouse #1886894
                                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 4 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                Farmhouse #1614371
                                                  • 4 BR
                                                  • 3 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 9
                                                  Villa #1296905
                                                    • 5 BR
                                                    • 5 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                    Villa #6847276
                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                      Apartment #8258864
                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 3 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        Villa #1241199
                                                        2
                                                          avg/night
                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                          Apartment #6885828
                                                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 5 BR
                                                            • 4 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 10
                                                            Villa #1436319
                                                              avg/night
                                                              • 1 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Cottage #8250470
                                                              Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                • 7 BR
                                                                • 7 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 14
                                                                Villa #1241200
                                                                1
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                                                                  • 5 BR
                                                                  • 7 BA
                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                  • Sleeps 12
                                                                  Villa #8081810
                                                                  4
                                                                  Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                    (4 reviews)
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                    Chalet #1110856
                                                                    4
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                      Farmhouse #8126457
                                                                      3
                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                        • 4 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 9
                                                                        Villa #8150877
                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                          (5 reviews)
                                                                          £1
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                          Villa #644816vb
                                                                          5
                                                                          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                                            Cottage #1642542
                                                                            1
                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                              (12 reviews)
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 5 BR
                                                                              • 4 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 10
                                                                              Villa #8154230
                                                                              12
                                                                              Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                (7 reviews)
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                                House #5065598
                                                                                7
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                                  Villa #8000499
                                                                                  Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                    (33 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                    Villa #666174a
                                                                                    33
                                                                                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                      (6 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 6 BR
                                                                                      • 5 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilets
                                                                                      • Sleeps 14
                                                                                      Multiple rentals Villa #683868a
                                                                                      6
                                                                                      Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                        (5 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 7
                                                                                        Bungalow #514083
                                                                                        5
                                                                                        Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                          (7 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          Chateau / Country House #35362
                                                                                          7
                                                                                          Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                                            Multiple rentals Villa #683868a
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              Villa #855142a
                                                                                              13
                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Villa #6489157
                                                                                                  • 7 BR
                                                                                                  • 7 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 14
                                                                                                  Villa #1793110
                                                                                                    • 5 BR
                                                                                                    • 4 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                                                                    Villa #6488651
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                                                                                                    Monchique region Villas & Apartments (53)

                                                                                                     

                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    Algarve's sky

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    Beautiful traditional country house tastefully restored, the water from its pool of natural fountain seems to caress us the skin the view to the coast of the algarve is breathtaking. Diana the owner is very friendly and helpful We inform ourselves of the best restaurants and other local attractions that have provided us with a perfect vacation
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: May 17, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                    Lovely cottage in a beautiful location

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    We have just spent 12 days at the Stonehouse and loved every minute. It is a lovely cottage in stunning surroundings - very peaceful, amazing views, scents of eucalyptus and orange blossom - just wonderful. The weather was great so we made full use of the lovely patio, garden and pool. I would not hesitate to recommend this villa and monchique.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Apr 2017