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Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Portuguese

Villa in quiet countryside with lovely sea view, only 2kms from town

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Fornalha - Casa Yvonne

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 WC, spacious open-plan lounge, dining room & Kitchen

Casa Yvonne is a spacious villa set in the unspoilt Eastern Algarve with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean & the Eastern Algarve’s highest peak, San Miguel to the rear. It is situated in quiet countryside, 2 kms east of the market town of Moncarapacho, at the top of a 2,300m field, the villa is partly hidden by olive & carob trees. It comprises of 3 double bedrooms, one en suite, & a 2nd bathroom. Open-plan rustic-style arched living/dining room, polished tiled floors, fireplace. Dining room has large oval, solid wood table which seats 8 easily. Extensive patios surround pool & villa with built-in barbecue & semi-circular bench, lounge chairs, etc. Private drive. Superb walking country. Ideally located 8kms from Fuzeta Beach & 9kms to the seaport of Olhão.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mary (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Portuguese

About Mary

Here since 1986 & loving it. My late husband & I had lived in Togo, Nigeria & Verplank, New York, before discovering the eastern Algarve. After restoring our quinta, Monte Velho, we built Casa Yvonne only 1km further west. My family live in the area. And my partner & I not only enjoy the abundant, informal social life, but the many activities available in this sunny climate. Come join us.

Mary purchased this villa in 1986

Why Mary chose Moncarapacho

Casa Yvonne is located in quiet countryside, yet it is not remote--only 2 kms from Moncarapacho. This village is not only friendly, but has many excellent restaurants.

What makes this villa unique

Walking in the rustic eastern Algarve is especially pleasant as there is plenty of open countryside to enjoy..


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)
Villa in quiet countryside with lovely sea view, only 2kms from town
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

The absolute perfect location for peace and quiet

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a place to do absolutely nothing but relax for a fortnight and Casa Yvonne is that place. Excellent facilities, home comforts, cleanliness and location with peace and quiet all day. 35 minutes drive from Faro airport and 10 minutes from the nearest local supermarket, restaurants a plenty and the nearest town, Olhao, has excellent eateries. We have stayed at all of Mary's properties over the past few years, all are excellent, but Casa Yvonne is the hidden jewel in the crown; sorry Mary, we'll be back :) :)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Little piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely place to stay. Up in the hills with views of the sea. If anything the description of the villa didn't do it justice. We had a wonderful 8 days here and were sad to go home - we will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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This is a lovely place to unwind

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time here with assistance from our great hosts. It is a fully private getaway within easy reach of fantastic clean and empty beaches. The villa and pool exceeded our expectations... 5*

  • Review Submitted: Jan 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Gerald & Lucie, Thank you for taking the time to write us up. It was a pleasure having you here. And it means so much to us to know how much you enjoyed your stay at Casa Yvonne. We wish you all the best for the New Year, and hope to welcome you back to Casa Yvonne. Kind regards, Mary, Richard & Treasa
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Casa Yvonne.A little chilly in the pool in October but in the Summer will be great.The way the Villa is configured is just so good you can be private if you want to be.The views from the terrace are breathtaking.Everything you could need is in the Villa,we cooked a fair bit and it was good.Hope to return again so relaxing.We did eat at Antonios and really enjoyed it.It is very handy for the Market in Olhio,we could do with one that good at home.Thanks again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
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Lovely homely Villa

  • 4 of 5

Really good layout,bedrooms both ends o f Villa so plenty privacy if you need it.Views amazing.Villa had all the basics that you need to set you off,soaps kitchen cleaners lots of crockery and glassware.Lovely big dining table and comfy chairs.Lounge area very comfortable.Sun trap but with plenty of shade.Pool cool but in October thats what you get,Summer it will be great to cool off.Very comfortable sun loungers.Overall a great Villa,hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Susan, It was very thoughtful of you to write a review for your stay in Casa Yvonne. It means so much to us to know you enjoyed your holiday there. As you say, the pool was cool in October, but the countryside is delightful for long walks--and the beach. Yesterday we took a long walk on the islands off Olhao. We walked from Colatra to Farol--not a sole in sight for the whole mile or so. Then had a tasty fish lunch before catching the ferry back. A must, the next time you visit. Kind regards, Mary, Richard & Treasa
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Lovely villa in beautiful setting.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa Yvonne for a family holiday. With 3 bedrooms& 2 bathrooms there was plenty of room for everyone.

The villa is quiet & peaceful with lovely views & the owner & her family really were very friendly & helpful, they made us feel very welcome.

Loved the thoughtfulness of the bread, butter,ham,cheese etc on our arrival, certainly not expected but such a nice gesture.

My 8 yr old loved the ping pong table & a lot of fun was had with this.

The kitchen was well equipped with all you need on holiday, we especially loved the citrus juicer & big bowl of oranges left for us to make delicious fresh orange each morning.

You certainly need a car however you are only a short drive from restaurants & the beautiful sandy beaches.

We had an amazing holiday at this lovely villa & couldn't recommend it highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
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Owner's Response: Hello Rob, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us up. We are delighted you had such an enjoyable holiday in Casa Yvonne, and hope to see you here again. Kind regards, Mary, Richard & Treasa
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Nearest Airport
23 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
6 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Colina Verde, 9 hole
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
A22/IP1, Junction 15
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Antonio's Restaurant
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Close to Beaches in Quiet Countryside - Comfortably Sleeps 6 + folding bed or cot

Casa Yvonne is a spacious, south-facing private villa, nestled in large grounds, superbly located, affording complete privacy & superb sea & country views. The access is easy, as the track was surfaced in 2012.

The nearest village Moncarapacho is 2kms east--a friendly market town with an attractive church square where you can enjoy an excellent meal &/or drink with the locals, at reasonable prices (far lower than the West of Faro). Here you will also find banks, pharmacy, 4 mini markets, one of which is open til 20:00.

Fuzeta is our nearest beach, just 8km south. Take a 10-min. ferry ride to the island & enjoy crowd free beaches.

Olhao is the largest fishing port in the Algarve & only 8kms south. Visit the fish market & sample the day's catch at O Bote or any of the superb restaurants along the marina.

Estoi is 8kms west & is worth visiting for it's recently restored Palace, & the Roman ruins of Milreu.

Tavira is 20 minutes east & the most picturesque town in the Eastern Algarve, with many excellent restaurants.

Internet is available.

Note: Casa Yvonne now has Table Tennis.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Fornalha, Olhao region

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
23 Jul 2016 - 2 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Sep 2016 - 23 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Fall
24 Sep 2016 - 21 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25

These rates include all linens, beach towels, cleaning. There are no extra costs. There is a discount for 2 people, except in July & August.

Winter lets: From November through March, the villa is available on a monthly rent of £495, plus bills. There is a discount for 3 - 6 months let.
The gas comes in large bottles, at €95. Electricity averages €90/month. Telephone & internet is €36. All

Please pay 25% deposit to secure booking. You may pay the balance 6 weeks prior to arrival, or cash on arrival.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Fornalha in Olhao region

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 140 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Master bedroom
  • The master bedroom has a bathroom with shower, bathtub & bidet. It also has a separate WC. The guest wing has a bathroom with shower & toilet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • All bedrooms are light & airy. The master bedroom has views south though patio doors, & north to San Miquel mountain. The front twin bedroom has views seaward through sliding doors overlooking pool. The back twin bedroom has windows looking seaward & north. All have fitted wardrobes, air conditioning & heating. Beds in later rooms can be made into double beds.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
The villa is ideal for a family holiday, or a quiet get-away for the adults. The most common comment in the Guest Book is how quiet & peaceful Casa Yvonne is. Only 2k to dine in the Church Square, or a short drive to have a drink on the Ria Formosa & watch the fishing boats pass. The open-plan layout of the villa makes it light & airy. The polished quarry-tiled floors lend a warm & welcoming air. The vista from the villa & patios is one of serene countryside with sea view. The villa is maintained by a most capable & reliable couple who live nearby.

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