HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
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 +44-800-085-3815
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44-800-085-3815

Villa with Pool, WIFI and pick you own fruit in the orchard!

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 2,045 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, free WIFI, gorgeous garden & orchard

My villa is very spacious (190 m2) and all on the one level - no stairs! The master bedroom has an ensuite shower room with bidet, toilet and washhand basin and view of the garden. Bedroom no. 2 has an ensuite toilet, bidet and washhand basin while bedroom no. 3 has a separate family bathroom with bath and shower. All bedrooms look out onto my amazing garden. The living room is open plan with the dining area and kitchen with seating for 6 lucky people! The kitchen is equipped with microwave, electric oven, gas hob, dishwasher and honest larder with things like sugar, coffee, pasta, salt, pepper etc. Just off the kitchen is the laundry room with washing machine and dryer.

You can dine next to the pool in the pergola and there are sunloungers with cushions and beach towels provided. The poolman comes every Monday morning and stays for round about 1 hour.

The pool area is right next to the orchard and according to season you can pick your own fruit for breakie Just imagine fresh figs for breakfast in August and September!!

More Details

Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 April, 2018

About Jean

I am Scottish lady who was born with the travel bug and has still not been cured. I travelled the world looking for a place to call home and I couldn't believe my luck when I discovered this gem....I walked through the electric gates and fell in love with the bright bougainvilllea and gorgeous garden and so will you!

Jean purchased this villa in 2013

Why Jean chose São Brás de Alportel

Monte Maria II has a magical atmosphere. There is always something new to admire in the garden or fresh fruit to pick in the orchard. Holidays here are all about relaxing by the pool and having freshly squeezed grape juice for lunch or pears for breakfast.

What makes this villa unique

The property is very private but not isolated. As all the properties in this area are relatively big, there are neighbours but you hardly see them. Just across the road is a little Portuguese bar with the best coffee in the Algarve hinterland for just 60 euro cents a shot. There is also a traditional country restaurant 3 min away with 'Steak on the Stone' speciality. My neighbours are fantastically friendly and most speak some Engllish although I am desperately trying to learn Portuguese!!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in the São Brás de Alportel in the Municipality of São Brás de Alportel

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2045 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexibel / Check-out: Flexibel
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    - Toilet , Bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • - 2 Single Bed
    - 2 Single Bed
    - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • All rooms have wonderful views of the garden. All windows have insect screens and shutters. All bedrooms are equipped with stand fans. Two bedrooms have ensuites while third bedroom has a separate family bathroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
My villa lies in a wonderful rural setting with its own garden and orchard. The property is 2500 m2 and is totally private and enclosed. Your private pool is 9.5 m x 3.5 m and lies in the middle of beautiful flowers. You can pick your own fruit in the orchard.Its a million miles away from the hussle and bussle of the coast yet only 25 min from Faro airport, beach and golf courses.Small Portuguese bar and country restaurant within walking distance. My villa is ideal to explore the unspoilt Algarve hinterland or simply to relax by the pool or to do both!!


5/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Villa with Pool, WIFI and pick you own fruit in the orchard!
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Monte Maria II Villa near Sao Bras

  • 5 of 5

Villa and pool excellent all what it said it was. Welcomed by owner brilliant hospitality welcome pack on arrival. Restaurants in the area superb. Our stay could not have been bettered.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! It was a real pleasure to meet you all and I so loved our conversations! You are always welcome!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Exactly what we were looking for. Excellent location. . Very pleasant and clean.

  • 5 of 5

Because our flights from Canada were delayed by five hours we arrived after darkness at Sao Braz; Jean, the pleasant owner was waiting for us and had prepared a light meal. Next morning, we explore the property and surroundings under a bright sun and were more than satisfied with what we discovered. The villa was very clean and well appointed. Everything we needed for our daily requirements was within a radius of ten kilometers. The property is large, varied and provides a peaceful environment. If we wanted to be more active there were larger towns and ports within short driving distances. In general, food (groceries, restaurant) is somewhat less expensive than in Canada. WiFi worked very well and we had good connectivity for our iPhone. All in all, an excellent stay and we hope to repeat the experience next winter. Jennifer & Jacques

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure to meet you!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great spacious villa with lovely pool

  • 5 of 5

The villa is in a convienient location close to everything, the pool is great. The villa was clean and had everything that we needed for a relaxing break. I would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Hertfordshire, England

Lovely villa with everything you could need

  • 5 of 5

The villa itself is lovely, spacious & full of everything you could possibly need, the kitchen is fully equiped and we really did make the most of it. It's like being in a home away from home, towels are provided aswell as towels for the pool, plenty of books and games to keep you entertained. We didn't use the tv as spent evenings in the garden but I know there were alot of channels. The wifi worked fine for us throughout our visit and there were alot of lovely home touches.

The pool is brilliant and looks lovely with the lights on in the evening (night time swimming under the stars is a must). The garden area, orchard and tree house were great to explore around and had lots of hidden wildlife (our children loved finding everything we came across)!

We used the BBQ several times and sitting out the evening there's alot of seating area options, we highly recommend the intermarché for shopping as it was well stocked & prices were very resonable.

I'd highly recommend a car as there are so many fantastic places to visit, the Saturday market is a must we picked up so many bargains and it was a real experience around the fish & seafood section, lots of places to eat too.

We travelled to 2 different beaches each one accessable by a boat, it was well worth the visit and I'd encourage anyone to go to the places Jean reccomends as they created so many memories!

If you have children I'd highly reccomend Zoomarine, we went for my daughter's birthday and has so much fun, we spent the entire day there and still didn't get to do everything. Make time to see the seal show & dolphin presentation it really was a winner and so lovely to see.

We spent lazy days round the pool & days out sightseeing, the location is really good for getting to places in the Algarve. Jean was very welcoming and we felt at home straight away, we all left feeling relaxed and looking forward to visiting again.

I'd highly recommemd this villa for families and anyone looking for a good located, comfortable base.

Thank you so much for welcoming us to your villa (also for my daughter's birthday card she was chuffed), we had an amazing time and made the most of everything!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Natalie! I loved having you all and thank you for leaving the villa so clean and tidy! It was great you sorted out all the rubbish to be recycled - that is very much appreciated. Glad the birthday went well and the kids had such a great time. I see two of the local cats have come looking for them! Take care and all the very best to you all!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Excelente Moradia, muito espaço

  • 5 of 5

Excelente !!

A casa possui tudo o necessário para passar umas excelentes férias, a piscina é muito agradável, e a propriedade tem muito espaço, com arvores de fruto, plantas, etc..

A Jean (proprietária) é extremamente prestavel, e deu todo o apoio e informações necessárias.

Recomendo vivamente.

Obrigado Jean

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0


Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nuno's Bar
Nearest Ferry
19 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Nearest Beach
19 Kilometres
Ilha da Tavira
Car: recommended

My villa is in the lovely rural village of Mesquita Alta but is only 2 km from Sao Bras de Alportel. My property is large and is situated in the midst of beautiful countryside. Its size makes it totally private and not overlooked by any other property. Its ideal for those wishing to holiday in nature but not lose out on luxury. However, just across the road is a little Portuguese bar where you can meet the locals for the best coffee in town - 60 euro cents a cup! Then 3 mins away is a lovely country restaurant where you're sure to love 'Steak on a Stone' their speciality..That is if you can tear yourself away from dining beside the floodlit pool in the evening under the stars of the Algarve.......

My villa is great for discovering the unspoilt Algarve hinterland. Go shopping at the Loule Saturday market which is only 11 km away or about 15 minutes. The loveliest coastal town on the Algarve - Tavira - is just 20 minutes in the other direction and another 10 minutes from here is Manta Rota beach with its fishing boats and amazing wildlife. Take to the hills and visit Alte and its lovely church - 40 minutes.

Sao.Bras de Alportel is a 20 minute walk from the villa or 5 min by car and you will love its old historical centre and Costume Musuem where they sometimes have Fado evenings or Jazz Sundays. S. Bras has some lovely dinky little shops and cafes and a smaller Saturday market. See it in May / June when the Jacaranda trees are in full bloom and you will never leave - like me!!


Prices & Availability

Ask Owner a Question

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Diese Preise beinhalten Putzungsgebuhr am Ende Ihres Aufenthaltes. Nach 3/4 Tage Aufenthalt wird das Villa geputzt und Bettwaesche und Tuecher gewechselt. Sie erhalten auch ein Begrussungsgetraenk mit Information am Anfang des Urlaubes und auch ein Willkommenspaket mit Speisen. Man kann das Schwimmbad fuer Euro 150 extra pro Woche heizen.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.