Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

Lovely 4 Bedroom Villa With Own Pool Set in 12 Acres

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,421 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Very Private and Secluded Yet Not Remote.

This really is a beautiful villa. Tucked away from its neighbours about 200 yards down a winding driveway, you could easily believe you are alone in the world in this magical spot where a pretty stream runs though the garden. Yet it is not at all remote with restaurants within 50 yards of the gateway and big towns and nightlife (if you want it) only about a 20 minute trip by car.

The villa has four bedrooms,four bathrooms (2 with baths, 1 with a hydrotherapy shower and 1 with a standard showers). There are three balconies and two patios plus the pool area and barbecue. The living area is a huge open plan room with wood burning stove and satellite TV*. There is a separate dining room and the kitchen has direct access to one of the patios. If you enjoy walking, footpaths from the property lead to trails that cover the whole Monchique eco zone. For shopping, Monchique has an excellent supermarket and numerous small shops, while the large fishing port of Portimao is only about 18km away. Buses stop nearby for Monchique or Portimao, but a car is recommended.

This beautiful villa offers you a very private holiday yet it is not at all remote, with restaurants just over the road from the driveway. It is situated about 2km from the picturesque spa village of Caldas de Monchique and only a short drive from the resorts of Praia da Rocha, Portimao and Alvor. There are several good golf courses within about 20 minutes by car and also several spectacular beaches about the same distance away.

You can easily book the villa by clicking on the BUY NOW button, or if you want extra information and special offers, Please CLICK THE LINK to the villas own website for more information and up to date availability. The link can be found at the bottom of the Facilities page (above "Request to book" panel)

* Internet & WiFi is provided free to our clients via a wireless connection provided by Vodafone. In the event of a service failure, we will do all we can to get a speedy repair, but as we are entirely in the hands of Vodafone, this cannot be guaranteed. Likewise the UK satellite television is operating at the extreme range of the UK service. In the event of a programme loss we will call out the local engineers but we cannot guarantee UK programmes.

Quinta da Mimosa is located in the beautiful 3000ft Monchique mountains, but being in the foothills it is only 350 feet above sea level and 15 minutes drive from Portimáo, so not at all 'out in the sticks'.

More Details
Registration Number : 6702/AL

About Us

Alan Philpott
6702 / AL
Quinta Mimosa Sociadade Imobiliaria Lda. Monchique Portugal +44(0)1983 852555
VAT Reg No503067156

Alan Philpott
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 August, 2018

About Alan Philpott

We are a family who live at Ventnor on the Isle of Wight, England. In the late 1980's, Jenny and Alan Philpott along with Alan's mother Joan fell in love with Portugal and The Algarve, in particular. In the late 1980's we were looking for a suitable location to build a large villa for our own use which would be secluded and private. We travelled the length and breadth of the Algarve, looking for the perfect spot. We went up and down dirt roads, often ending up in remote places, miles from anywhere. Eventually we came across just over 12 acres of land in the foothills of the Monchique mountains that once been a farm. It was the perfect place to build our house, but, in those pre-EU days, foreigners were not allowed to own more than one acre of land in Portugal. The only way we could do it was by owning a Portuguese company which in turn could buy as much land as it wanted.

Alan Philpott purchased this villa in 1993

Why Alan Philpott chose Municipality of Monchique

We had spent a year searching the Algarve for a suitable spot to build a villa. We looked at all sort of places, some lovely ones were so remote we could not face a twenty mile trip to the nearest shop or doctor. Others were in prime seaside positions but with nearby development happening so fast they would soon be in the centre of a housing estate or overlooked by a tower block.

Then we found this magical 12 acre spot with all sorts of fruit trees, cork oaks, pomegranates, orange and lemon groves and of course the lovely mimosas which brighten the place so much at the end of winter. Among the trees were the ruins of the old farmhouse and stables, close to a stream that runs through the land all year. This was the perfect place, so good in fact that we had to build something special. Alan used a lot of sketch books doodling pictures of possible houses before he came up with an idea that would fit in with such a special place. The sketch was turned into rough plans that were finally turned into working drawings by a local architect. After the planning formalities and choosing a builder, work 1992. In October that year we were joined by a new member of the family, Christopher. To our surprise, the Portuguese builders were quite reliable with any delays being down to Portuguese bureaucracy and the villa was completed in 1993.

What makes this villa unique

Privacy, beautiful surroundings, yet close to civilzation. Just a short walk up the driveway and there are two restaurants that serve excellent Portuguese food at reasonable rates.

Only 15 - 20 minutes and you are in the city centre of Portimao or on the busy beach at Praia da Rocha or the quiet one at Praia da Vau. A short way up the hill to Monchique there is a supermarket, shops petrol stations and some wonderful views especially from Foia, the highest point of the Algarve. The spectacular west coast beaches are within easy reach


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in the Municipality of Monchique in the Faro District

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2421 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 9
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Smoking is not permitted inside the house but is allowed on the patios.
  • All male and all female groups not allowed with prior consent (please contact the owner)
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Baby Gate
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , en-suite to bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Shared between bedrooms 2 & 3
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , en-suite to bedroom 4
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , This is downstairs
  • 2 bedrooms have en-suite facilities. 2 bedrooms share a bathroom. The downstairs bathroom has wc, washbasin, bidet and a multi head shower cabin. There is an outside cold shower by the pool.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Full bathroom just outside this bedrooms door. Small balcony
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , En-suite shower/toilet. Room is on 2nd floor
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Full bathroom en-suite. Air conditioner. Balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Full bathroom just outside bedrooms door, roll away bed. A/C
  • Bedroom 1, the Master Bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and a balcony. It has a king size double bed and a single bed. Internet* connected PC with printer and Air conditioner. Large built in wardrobe. Bedroom 2 has a double bed and baby cot plus a roll away bed that can be used anywhere in the house. There is a huge balcony/terrace and air conditioner. There is a large built in wardrobe. Bathroom shared with bedroom 3. Bedroom 3 is a twin bedded room with a small balcony and lots of built in wardrobe space. It shares a bathroom with bedroom 2. Bedroom 4 is a nearly circular room on the second floor. It has a large built in wardrobe and an en suite toilet with shower and wasbasin.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
FOR FULL INFORMATION, SEE THE VILLAS OWN WEBSITE The maid comes 5 mornings per week.. She is very discreet so don't worry if you want to get up late. The garden adjoins the Monchique forest trails system, so if you have the energy, there are some wonderful walks and mountain bike trails. The two nearby restaurants are excellent and good value for money. Both are family run businesses and their food and prices are hard to beat anywhere. * Internet & WiFi is provided free to our clients via a wireless connection provided by Vodafone. In the event of a service failure, we will do all we can to get a speedy repair, but as we are entirely in the hands of Vodafone, this cannot be guaranteed. Likewise the UK satellite television is operating at the extreme range of the UK service. In the event of a programme loss we will call out the local engineers but we cannot guarantee UK programmes


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

66% Complete
33% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Lovely 4 Bedroom Villa With Own Pool Set in 12 Acres
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews


  • 5 of 5

if you need to rest and get lost in the peace and quiet and embrace the nature, this is your spot... you won't regret and for sure you will came back once more

  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay in our house. We can't wait to get back there ourselves!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Fantastic Villa set in scenic woods

  • 4 of 5

We had the please sure of staying at the villa in Aug 16.

Its roughly 1 hr away from Faro airport, and if you follow the supplied instructions its very easy to find.

The villa is very spacious with separate living room and dining room, the lounge comes with satellite TV which gives you the basic BBC and news channels.

The villa comes with Wifi which is 3G based so the connection speeds can be intermittent, its fine for web browsing, IM, snap chat etc, however you may struggle to watch netflix or BBC iplayer i would recommend downloading any films.

The bedrooms again are spacious, and the mattress are nice and firm, my only grip is whilst all the rooms have fans, their is no AC, due to the location of the villa its quite cool at night however towards the end of our stay it the temperature reached the late 30s and we would have preferred AC.

cleaning lady visits every day to clean the villa and change bedding and she can help resolve any issues and also advise on places to go and see, when we arrived at the villa some of the sun beds where damaged and she arranged for new ones the next day. a few more parasouls would be good.

The villa is clean and the photos fairly depict the furniture and style of the villa.

The pool is a lagoon style pool in a figure 8 shape, its split into 2 halfs, the first half is shallow about 70cm deep so ideal for young kids, the 2nd half is 1.80cm deep so older kids can jump. The pools roughly about 8m long so you can really do lenghts in it.

It looks amazing at night with the pool lights on so some great pictures..

The best thing about the villa is its locations, its away from any main stream tourist bars and restaurants and .so if you want to experience the real Portugal this is the villa for you. There are a number of local restaurants on the main rd, and they are great value for money and very friendly.

One of the gems about this is villa is its very secluded so at night the Sky comes alive and if you go to the top balcony its great for Star gazing.

If you want to go a bit more main stream the large town of Albufeira and Portimao are roughly 30-40 mins away in a car and approx 20euros in a Taxi.

Another great drive is mount Foia which is approx 1000m and if you have the nerve to drop to the top you will be rewarded with some amazing views.

The owners provide a fantastic guide to the villa and how to use the facilities and also the local area, which has some handy tips about locations to see and visit.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

Peace and tranquillity

  • 4 of 5

Spacious villa with wonderful pool and spa set in 12 acres of private grounds. Owner Alan very helpful, promptly responding to all requests and especially helpful with providing information on the local area and restaurants. Maid service 5 times a week. Villa within walking distance of a couple of restaurants and the bus stop. Very private, unpretentious villa made for a relaxing stay.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Awesome holiday!

  • 5 of 5

This property was very private and we were blessed with gorgeous weather for nearly the entire month that we were there. The villa was clean and well kept. Only draw back would be that it was quite cool during the early morning and after sunset. There are electric heaters, but the system can only handle a couple heaters plugged in at a time. So just remember to bring cozy clothes for when the sun has disappeared! Close to loads of beaches and restaurants. The owners were awesome to deal with, we would absolutely recommend this villa!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: February 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

A palace in the mountain

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful, spacious and clean. There was everything we needed for our holiday. Much much better than the pics show. Pool and jacuzzi fab. Very tranquil you could only hear the sounds of nature. Wish I could live there.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0


  • 5 of 5

A wonderful stay! Ideal for relaxing, after a day of travel. Despite the absolute privacy and tranquility, it's located close to the road and it takes 25-30 minutes to get to the beach. We preferred to Meia Praia, although there are many other equally interesting beaches. Just not far from the house is a termal Caldas De Monchique Spa Resort and Monchique mountain with stunning views. The nature around is amazing. The house is large, very clean and bright. Bedrooms are comfortable, with nice balconies. Kitchen is well equipped. Lovely pool, great place for a barbecue. Huge convenient parking. The place is so picturesque that do not want to leave. The owner, Alan, responds immediately to every email. He is very kind and provide exellent service. I would recommend this house to all those who seek tranquility, serenity and comfort.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0


Nearest Airport
77 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Casa Cinzas / O'Recanto
Nearest Ferry
14.5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Morgado Golf & Alamos Golf
Nearest Train
15.8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
11.2 Kilometres
A22 motorway
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Casa Cinzas
Nearest Ski
498 Kilometres
Serra da Estrela Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
19.5 Kilometres
Praia da Vau/Praia da Rocha
Car: recommended

Click on the blue marker on the map, change to satellite view and zoom in to the property.

This is a wonderful area for people who enjoy walking through the countryside and mountains or just relaxing by the pool in a beautiful spot. For those who enjoy busy resorts, these are just a 20 minute drive away while just the opposite is found at the nearby village of Caldas de Monchique with its spa and elegant restaurants and peace and tranquillity.

A trip to the mountain top at Foia is an experience not to be missed with distant views over the Algave countryside and coastline as well as north to the Alentejo region.

Beaches are one of the Algarves greatest assets. The nearest to Quinta da Mimosa is only about a 20 minute drive away at Praia da Rocha or Praia da Vau. But there are many others to choose from, all within about 30 minutes drive. These range from small coves to vast expanses of sand that go for miles. Also there is the west coast with its beautiful, deserted bays, wild cliffs and unspoiled sand dunes which is within easy reach of the villa.

Then there are the villages and country markets where you can buy anything from socks to a tractor! The markets at Odiaxré, Algoz and Alte are all good and so is those at Silves, Monchique and Portimáo.

The busy resorts are great places for night life but it is even better to get home to Quinta da Mimosa and take it easy by the pool.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in the Municipality of Monchique, Portugal

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
11 Aug 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
26 Aug 2018 - 10 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
11 Sep 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
5 Jan 2019 - 13 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
14 Apr 2019 - 24 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
25 May 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Jun 2019 - 12 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
13 Jul 2019 - 6 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Sep 2019 - 21 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Sep 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Dec 2019 - 4 Jan 2020
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed. Accommodation license number 6702 / AL.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Ask Owner a Question

You might like these similar holiday rentals