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Portugal Algarve: 5 Bedroom luxury Mansion house

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs1
Space 3,767 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Hilltop with sea and mountain views, beautiful artistic design interior

The house was designed and built in Portuguese 'fazenda' style by the Owners in 2009, she being an artist painter and he an advertising creative. A lot of materials come from Bali and the far east, like the colonial teak doors and furniture. Of course there is a lot of art in the house, like paintings and sculptures. Outside there are wonderful terraces around the house, with views to Spain and the ocean. The large child friendly swimming pool in green granite has been built to make the most of the sunshine.The pool water is circulating underneath the terraces, before flowing into the pool..

Bedrooms (5); double master bedroom and 2 twin rooms all with their own terraces, a 4th double bedroom with ensuite bathroom in a studio plus 5th large bedroom (double plus single bed) with basic bathroom. Bathrooms (5) beautifully tiled with 'azulejos'. Open plan kitchen with modern steam oven, induction cooking, red and black granite dresser, hand painted tiles and an open fire place.

Large games room/atelier with seating area and office space with internet access.

Upstairs library and modern living room with seating around an open fire. French windows opening up to the balconies and the large terrace with views to the ocean and the mountains..

Maid service, bath and beach towels supplied, bedding supplied.Baby bed and high chair provided.

Underfloor heating/cooling throughout. Plus air-con.

The 5th bedroom near the pool also to be used as extra changing room with toilet and shower.

Wonderful Beaches

Fuzeta beach | Barril beach | Santa Luzia beach | Tavira beach | Culatra Beach | Cabanas beach | Manta Rota beach | Lote beach | Armona beach | Praia Verde beach | Cabeço beach | Vila Real beach | Faro beach | Fábrica beach | Ilha Desserta beach | Farol beach | Monte Gordo beach


Tavira | Olhão | Faro | Castro Marim | Vila Real de Santo António | Fuzeta | St Luzia | Moncarapacho | São Brás de Alportel | Estói | Cacela | St Catarina do Fonte do Bispo | Alcoutim | Luz de Tavira | Cabanas


Ria Formosa Natural Park | The hills (serra) | The Guardiana River


Bird watching | Golf | Fishing| Boating| Shopping| Markets| Historic places| Churches etc.

Monte das Figueiras at a glance:

5 bedroom 5 bathroom estate style property with private pool, in 8000 sq. mtrs

Located near the picturesque village of Moncarapacho

Beautiful panoramic views to the coast and inland mountains

Private terraces around the house, BBQ area, landscaped gardens

Underfloor heating/cooling, 3m deep, green granite swimming pool with separate children's pool.

Large elevated main terrace with outside worktop and sink

Office space with internet access.

More Details

About Us

Christian Oerlemans
Pocoi das figueiras 351 f
8700 126 Moncarapacho
VAT Reg No

Christian Oerlemans
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German, Portuguese, Dutch
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Christian Oerlemans

Will Kellermann is an artist/ painter from Holland. See her website

Her husband Christian Oerlemans is an ex advertising man, author, poet and journalist.

Christian Oerlemans purchased this chateau / country house in 2009

Why Christian Oerlemans chose Moncarapacho

Very personal, artistic, unique. Not just a rent-a-house but a private house that we rent out occasionally.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Comfort, views, location. Terraces all around the premises, swimming pool in green granite, large gardens, almost 1 ha of rustic land amids the orange groves.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This place has soul and we are all stunned by its beauty. It completely melted our Northern hearts.We will cherish the fond memories of joy around the dinner table, the children playing in the pool, the views and the sunsets.

Thank you for letting us stay here.

Jan Tore

The stay in your house made our summer!

I have never seen a more beautiful house and you must have big hearts sharing the art and personale touch with strangers. I really hope we can come back to this place.

Line Tore
Jul 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Moncarapacho in Municipality of Olhão

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3767 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , double showerroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Near the swimming pool, changing room with shower and toilet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathrooms with double washbasins, decorated with hand painted tiles from Portugal and Morocco, except the 5th bathroom that is very basic..
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sofa bed is double bed hided in sofa
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Foldable cot, babybed only when needed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , Detached apartment,ensuite bathroom,extra single bed possib
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Large room with outside entrance, less luxury basic bathroom
  • Large master bedroom in the 'fazenda' with en-suite bathroom, double shower, bath with a view, wc, bidet, double washbasins. Outside studio in the 'capela' ,with double bed en-suite bathroom with large walk in shower, wc, bidet, double washbasins. Two guest bed rooms in the 'quinta' with 2 single beds (cot, sofa bed available), bathroom with walk in shower, double washbasins, wc. Outside 5th bedroom, with 1 double and 1 single bed, basic bathroom. Serves also as changing room near the pool. Bedrooms/bathrooms tiled with original Portuguese and Moroccan handmade tiles.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
The house was designed by the owner in authentic Portuguese style. Many 'colonial' items like doors, furniture etc. were imported from Bali. All bathrooms have handpainted tiles. The pool is in green granite, with a smaller overflow pool for children.The woman/owner is an artist painter and looked after the interior design with many art objects and paintings.,


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Restaurant Colibri
Very good.
Gunther's Restaurante
Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
27 holes near Tavira, and 9 short holes nearby.
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Moncarapacho, Colibri, Antonio, very good
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Car: necessary

After a beautiful country drive, which takes you past plenty of fields full of orange and lemon trees and lots of quaint little farmhouses with original water mills, you reach the double gates that take you up the drive to the brow of the hill and this country oasis called Monte das Figueiras, a Portuguese estate style property near the picturesque village of Moncarapacho and 20 minutes from the beaches of Fuzeta and the islands.

The newly built main house (‘fazenda’) immediately invites you in by way of authentic and antique imported Bali double doors leading to the double height entrance hall.

This is the heart of the property, hence the large round family table with chairs and antique teak wood benches, seated in the 8 meters high hallway leading to the open plan kitchen with modern steam oven, induction cooking, red and black granite dresser and hand painted tiles and an open fire place. Large wooden French doors open up to a pergola covered terrace with wrought iron and glass tables and chairs. The large stairway in the hall takes you up to a mezzanine with library, underneath the wood feature ceiling with indirect lighting and from there via the landing to the cosy living room with seating around an open fire. Two large balconies offer views over the rolling hills and the double French doors take you out on to a partly covered wide terrace with BBQ and outside kitchen part. From here you have an almost 360 degrees view, to the sea in the South and the mountains in the North. A few steps down from here and you are at the pool area, which, because of the sloping land, is also only a few steps from the ground floor level.

Monte das Figueiras is designed by the owners, a creative couple from Holland. Christian Oerlemans, former owner and creative director of a well known advertising agency, famous for many campaigns in Holland, like 'Even Apeldoorn Bellen'. Author of novels and poems. His wife is Will(emine) Kellermann, painter of the 'Romantic Adventurism' (, a colourful artist, her paintings selling worldwide. She is responsible for the interior decoration and the choice of materials. This ownership makes the house very special, both inside and out.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Moncarapacho, Algarve

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
high season family stay
2 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
£2,855 **
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £44 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
£2,504 **
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £44 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £439.22
above 4 years of age £ 43.92 per person per night

booking by banktransfer, 50% in advance, 50% one week before arrival, no additional charges for cleaning, housekeeping, energy, taxes etc.
Washing and drying machines may be used in the main house. Free parking on the premises.
In case of cancellation by the client, there will be no refund of the downpayment. In case of cancellation by the owner, dus to unforeseen circumstancese, 100% of already paid rent will be restituted.
Rateas are based on 8 persons, maximum number of guests 11, children included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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