Beautiful private villa with large pool (fenced & gated for safety) set in a country location with stunning views. Casa Vista Montanha (mountain view) is a white Algarvian style property maintained to a much higher than normal standard. Air-conditioning throughout. Manicured lawns & beautifully landscaped gardens containing orange, lemon, carob & palm trees. Large lounge with brand new wide screen SMART TV & DVD player, cream leather recliners, leather sofa. Two sets of patio doors to terraces & pool deck. Lounge has a bay window at one end that overlooks the pool deck to the mountains in the distance. Now with two new pergolas for shade & an outside shower. Separate dining room with period furniture. The master bedroom has a stunning hand carved double bed with 'Tempur' mattress & patio door to the rear terrace with it's panoramic views. 2 twin bedded rooms, one with a door to the breakfast terrace. Sat TVs in 2 bedrooms. Safe in the master bedroom wardrobe. En-suite bathroom with under floor heating, massage shower, corner bath. New family shower room. BBQ on rear terrace with plenty of furniture for some 'Alfresco' dining. A CAR can be provided at extra cost on application. Price guide on our own website. Big terraces surround the villa & there is plenty of space for parking several cars.
Casa Vista Montanha, Serra e Mar, Algarve - Country Location but only 5-10 mins drive to the Beach and Town
Mrs. Angela Joyner
About Mrs. Angela Joyner
Casa Vista Montanha is a much loved family home belonging to the Joyner family. I live in a most beautiful part of Surrey surrounded by some stunning countryside. I am married with one daughter, Harriet. She has visited our villa several times every year since she was born! One of our first photographs is of Hatty sat in a pink baby bath under the palm tree on the back lawn. The palm tree was about a metre high and Hatty was 6 months old. The palm tree is now much higher than the house and Hatty is now 27 years old! My husband is also as big as a house... an ex rugby player! We have a little Papillon dog called 'Puppy'. My parents, Roy and Shirley Joyner, are retired and so are able to stay at the villa the most. They go in the winter when the property is in not so much demand.
Mrs. Angela Joyner purchased this Villa in 1980
Why Mrs. Angela Joyner chose Alcalar
We bought the land for our property about 30 years ago. We chose this area because we are only 10 minutes from the sea yet in a quiet country location, perfect in August! We have stunning views across unspoilt countryside to the Monchique Mountains. The area is called 'Serra e Mar', mountains and sea. The best of both worlds! We had the villa designed and built to our own requirements. Spacious rooms, lots of terraces, large pool and all facing the panoramic view. From the property we can get to the west coast easily, well worth a visit for it's more rugged coastline. Easy access to the old road which goes into the mountains, you hardly pass a car most of the way. Go up for Chicken Piri-Piri! Lisbon is 2-3 hours drive. Seville about the same. So a good location for visiting lots of places.
What makes this Villa unique
The nearest village is Alvor on the coast, 10 mins. drive. Lovely & traditional! The new 'boardwalk' (8 million euros worth!) is fantastic & opens up the lagoon. We are close to Portimao & Lagos, nice towns, good shops & excellent restaurants. All sorts of boat trips along the stunning coast or up the river to Silves, spot the turtles, or out into Lagos Bay to see the dolphins. There are several excellent restaurants within a 5 min. drive. Fonte de Pedra & O Tasco are more basic in decor but with well cooked local dishes at good prices. Solar do Farelo and Amadeus are both more sophisticated food & so slightly more expensive. Solar do Farelo is my favourite by far, free wine on several lunchtimes with a set menu. Say hello from us to hard working Fernando, the owner. Can get very busy.
Pool / Spa
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A superb place to stay in the Algarve
This beautiful villa has all the benefits of a family home in the sunshine. It was perfect for our family of 5 with children aged 8,4 and 2. Everything is there to make your stay safe and comfortable from a very safe pool, lovely outdoor seating and eating spaces and barbeques. Maria the housekeeper was on hand and kept everything lovely and clean and tidy. It's positioned brilliantly to access all the super beaches and places of interest in the Algarve. You do need a car. A real escape and great place to relax with family or friends
Thank you so much Nick for such a nice review! It was a pleasure having your family to stay and we are so pleased that you all had such a lovely time. Our pool deck and pool is a brilliant place for children to enjoy and I know the BBQ areas are loved by the adults! Maria is much valued, she has been with us for many years and looks after guests and the villa very well. We look forward to seeing you and your family again, you would be most welcome any time. Regards... Angela.
Fabulous villa in a stunning setting
The villa was very large and extremely comfortable, very clean with everything we needed for our 10 day holiday....... the pool and gardens were beyond our expectations..... extremely private.... we had a lovely peaceful relaxing break in the sun.... just a 10 minute drive to Alvor where we had lunch a couple of times and found a very good supermarket!..... we didn't venture very far as we wanted to relax and enjoy our time by the pool..... we couldn't recommend this villa highly enough!!
Thank you Angela for letting us stay in your beautiful home..... Jill & Philip Boxall
In the middle of Paradise
Everything just perfect!
the beach , shopping in Portimao , beaches in Lagos, to the nature.
Clean and lovley villa. Everything you need for cooking is in the kitchen.
Beautiful view to the Mountains.
We will be back !
// Christine , Sven-Erik , Catarina , Marcus from Sweden
Very nice guests indeed to have staying at our villa.
We are so pleased that they loved the location, set in quiet countryside and yet just a few minutes to the beach, local restaurants and shops.
Very glad that they found the villa to be all they expected and that they enjoyed the pool and beautiful gardens as well.
Casa Vista Montanha is a much loved family home which is consequently very well furnished & equipped, unlike a lot of rental properties.
Thank you so much Christine, Sven-Erik, Catarina & Marcus for the excellent review.
You would be most welcome to stay again at any time!
Best Regards... Angela
We have stayed in villas several times in the past and this is one of the best. It is obviously a home and not just a rental. Very peaceful location but close to alvor. The villa is spotless and very well looked after. The mature gardens were tended lovingly by the gardener and everything is kept to a very high standard by the manager Maria. We will definitely be back.
Thank you so much for such a positive review. Our villa is indeed a much loved family home and so extremely well equipped. Our gardener Joao has been with us for over 25 years & Maria for over 10. In our absence they do a tremendous job of looking after guests & keeping the grounds manicured & the villa to a very high standard. They are much appreciated! We look forward to seeing you again next year.
Love It !!
We have stayed in this villa over 5 times and love it. The location is very quiet with lovely views over the Portugese landscape. We have always found the villa to be immaculately clean and the lady who cleans and manages the property could not be more helpful. Although you definitely need a car for this accommodation, there are some lovely local places to eat and shop and we have also enjoyed golf just over the hillside behind the villa. The pool is a good size and the garden is beautifully kept and we fully intend to go again.
Thank you so much for such a lovely review, we really appreciate it. Remind me to tell you about one of the restaurants which has been taken over by a local Portuguese family and is now so excellent that you have to book! We look forward to seeing you again, you are all very welcome any time. Best Regards... Angela
Several wonderful golden sand beaches, including Praia de Vau Beach, within 10 mins drive. Alvor village is the nearest and very nice in the evenings with plenty of excellent restaurants, live music, shops open etc. Meia Praia beach at Lagos is very long and so never crowded. There is windsurfing, tennis courts, sunloungers with shade and 5 restaurants on the beach.
Faro airport is approx. 40mins drive. British Airways, Monarch, Easyjet & Ryan Air all fly there. A Car is essential and can be provided on application at extra cost. Visit our own website for an indication of cost. A very easy drive on the new motorway.
Portimao is 10 mins drive with it's new marina, sardine restaurants, supermarkets and shops. Lagos 15/20 mins. drive, also with a marina and a very nice old town with cobbled streets and squares full of shops, restaurants and cafes. Silves is well worth a visit, set on a hill and surrounded by orange groves, with it's medieval fort, about 20 mins drive.
Supermarket is just 5 mins drive. Several local restaurants within a few minutes drive or a lovely walk from the bottom of our grounds across an unspoilt valley at lunchtime. You can enjoy lunch with fresh local produce and a bottle of wine for about 10 euros each! Try a trip up the mountain for a chicken piri-piri lunch and stunning views back to the coast.
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: 25% deposit required to confirm booking with remainder not being due until 8 weeks before you travel. Changeover Day: Thursday is our preferred changeover day but we can be flexible if required. Notes on prices: Prices are per week & include maid/manageress service, a 'welcome pack' of groceries, air-conditioning & wifi. Also a CAR can be arranged at extra cost on application.