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Private, Individual Designed Villa with, Solar Heated Salt Water Swimming Pool,

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


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Villa in Moncarapacho, Eastern Algarve, Portugal - A truly outstanding location only 10 Minutes to Beach and only 25 Minutes From Faro Airport.

Monte Calicos (AL494) a newly built, high quality villa in an outtstanding location. The 13,000 sqm of land has been left as natural as possible and incorporates an old orchard containing olive, carob, almond and fig trees.There is a large decked veranda that stretches the entire length of the villa which enjoys views of the 10x5m solar heated salt water swimming pool, sea, mountains and valley. There are four large bedrooms; 1 King, 1 Double and 2 Twins all with quality mattresses and large built-in wardrobes. Each bedroom is airconditioned, has it's own ensuite and access to the sea-facing veranda. Open plan living area with a well equipped kitchen, seating for 8, two large sofas, bean bags and a wood burner for those winter nights. This whole area has built-in speakers controlled by a quality amplifier with inputs for CDs and USB for MP3 players. The Satellite TV and DVD player can also utilise the surround sound. Take advantage of the warm nights, utilise the BBQ & dine under the stars!

Sharon Beddall
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2017

About Sharon Beddall

Tim, Sharon & Holly Beddall

Sharon Beddall purchased this villa in 2011

Why Sharon Beddall chose Moncarapacho

An outstanding location with everything you need within easy reach.

Our search for the ideal location to build Monte Calicos took us many years after deciding upon the general area of Moncarapacho, a charming throwback in time. This area is not a typically touristic destination at all, it is primarily a farming area that happens to have been stumbled upon by those of us who have been lucky enough to stumble in the right direction. A small town with a couple of banks, small supermarkets, chemist, five or six good local restaurants and even a local taxi service with a fixed rate.

What makes this villa unique

Our guests appreciate the peace and quiet, privacy,outstanding location, stunning pool and top class accommodation that we provide and continue to upgrade as time goes on.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Brand new villa so your comments are most welcome.
Jan 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Caliços in Olhao region

Property Type:
  • villa
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large walk-in shower
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Seperate WC with washbasin
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Large walk-in shower
  • Ensuite to Bedroom 1 with bath, basin, WC and walk-in shower. Ensuite to Bedroom 2 with shower, basin and WC. Ensuite to Bedroom 3 with shower, basin and WC. Ensuite to bedroom 4 with walk-in shower, basin and WC. Seperate WC with basin. WC by pool.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 (4 Bedroom) incl. one cot Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1. King bed, A/C, bedside cabinets, lamps and ensuite. Bedroom 2. Twin beds, A/C, bedside cabinet, lamp and ensuite. Bedroom 3. Twin beds, A/C, bedside cabinet, lamp and ensuite. Bedroom 4. Double bed, A/C bedside cabinets. lamps and ensuite.
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Monte Calicos has been built to the very highest standards in a contemporary style using locals materials where possible, although the beautiful floor tiles were imported from Italy. All bedrooms are fitted with Sharp A/C systems on a pre-set timer for your comfort at night. Two floorstanding fans are also available. Hairdryers in all bedrooms. Free WIFI Underfloor heating will be available at an extra cost during the colder months. All windows and doors benefit from sliding insect nets. Security considerations are very important. The villa is fitted with security shutters and an alarm system with individual triggers in each bedroom, for your peace of mind. Wonderful natural land of 1.3 hectares to wander at you leisure or find a quiet spot to read a book. A selection of board games, books, CDs and DVDs are available for your entertainment. Cool box on hand for the beach. Outside: The 10 x 5m saltwater swimming pool is heated by solar to an ambient temperature. There is plenty of terrace area, table and chairs, sunbeds and shade. BBQ and outside dining of course! The wooden decked veranda is a wonderful place to find shade, read a book and enjoy alfresco wining and dining. The surrounding land in the most part remains unspoilt and natural, in keeping with Portuguese country living. We have planted and cleared certain areas providing some colour and room for kids to play. You are welcome to help yourselves to fresh figs and almonds in the morning from the orchard. Utility Room: Washing machine. Drinks fridge. Iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: 8 Bath and hand towels included - changed weekly. 8 Beach towels included Bed linen and tea towels changed weekly. Other: All the materials used in the recent construction of the villa are of high quality and special attention has been paid to ensure your utmost comfort during your stay.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

Private, Individual Designed Villa with, Solar Heated Salt Water Swimming Pool,
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Amazing villa in a stunning location!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a fantastic fortnight in this beautiful villa. It was so well designed and equipped to a high standard - clean, comfortable and had everything we could hope for. Sharon and Tim were friendly and welcoming and so helpful. We all enjoyed the pool and the grounds - great bbq and lovely walks. The town is great and we enjoyed visiting a few of the beaches in the surrounding area. We would definitely return - it's a really special villa in a lovely part of the world.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Monte Calicos

  • 5 of 5

Can't say enough about this villa! It is peaceful, relaxing and just luxurious in every way! We were two families and it was ideal for us all as the villa has two separate wings on either side of the large communal kitchen/ lounge and dining room. So in the mornings we did not disturb each other. Each room has sliding doors onto the vernada which leads onto the pool area. As we went in early April we took advantage of the log burner in the evenings which made the villa lovely and cosy. We hit a heat wave after a few days so it was not used again, the grand barbeque was used to the max and we loved cooking all our fresh produce from the local markets and the meat a fish was soooooo cheap! The little town is quiet and untouched - it is a local's town and the prices of alcohol, food and the restaurants reflect that! We plan to return next May and can not wait! Thank you Sharon and Tim - it was a memory we'll share for a very long time! xx

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful villa nestled in unspoiled countryside

  • 5 of 5

Monte Calicos has everything you could possibly need for a relaxing holiday. The villa and the grounds are perfect. We arrived very late at night to a warm welcome from Tim and Sharon who were nearby if we needed any help or advice. We had a fantastic holiday, 2 weeks in paradise, we just couldn't fault anything. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Highly Recommended!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most perfect week at Monte Calicos!

This was our 2nd stay and we loved it every bit as much as last year. We took friends along and they loved it too.

The villa is very well appointed and was spotless - it had everything we needed which made us feel very 'at home'.

We love to relax and this is certainly the place to do so - with spectacular panoramic views of the sea and hills. We had fab weather so we used the pool daily - in fact the kids were in there most of the day and into the evening as it was so warm.

We will definitely be making this a regular place to stay!

From the Hindleys!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

We had the best family holiday ever at Monte Calicos, August 2014. The villa is beautifully appointed with loads of communal space and a good-sized family pool. It has an open aspect with long distance views and a nice secluded feel.

We were a party of 8, including grandparents and children and the villa accommodated us all perfectly. The real winners for us were that the villa is all on one level, access to the pool is via steps, not ladders, which was fundamental for the grandparents. There are 3 uneven steps hewn from rock from the parking area to the villa, which could be tricky if you have mobility issues, but this can easily be overcome by bringing the car down the left-hand fork of the driveway right alongside the villa. Both the indoor and outdoor eating areas really do seat 8 people with individual chairs (so many 8-person villas only have 6-seater dining tables or include bench-style seating that grandparents just can’t negotiate). The kitchen is generously sized, well equipped and allows several food preparation activities to take place simultaneously – essential with a party of 8! Having been converted to salt-water pools on a previous holiday, this was the icing on the cake: if you have never tried one, don’t worry, it’s not like going in the sea!

Car hire is essential, the villa is located a little way out of Moncarapacho; the little Supermarket there had just about everything we needed in terms of daily provisions. We enjoyed some great BBQs at the villa twinned with some lovely meals out at various local eateries.

We enjoyed it so much we have broken our ‘never-repeat’ rule and booked again for next year! Can’t wait.

P.S. Don’t forget to put that mozzie spray on in the evening!

Thank you to Sharon, Tim and Holly for sharing your beautiful villa with us, best wishes from The Turner Family.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Monte Calicos

  • 5 of 5

This was my second visit to Monte Calicos, having stayed in May 2013 as well. Monte Calicos is a beautiful villa. It is secluded and peaceful but not isolated. Sharon and Tim respond promptly to emails prior to arrival and the instructions on getting to the villa are clear and accurate.Every room was very clean and well maintained, the kitchen has just about every item you may possibly want or need. The pool is crystal clear and the solar heating makes it very inviting even for early morning and late evening dips. This is the only villa I have ever returned to. There is a comprehensive guide to the area in the villa, including restaurant information. I would recommend this villa to anyone seeking a quiet relaxing holiday although toddlers may find some of the steps a little difficult to negotiate.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
27 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Vila Monte Hotel
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Colina Verde Golf
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Vila Monte Hotel
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

This part of the Algarve is renowned for it's wildlife, safe sandy beaches, good food and excellent wines.

There are some great cycle paths along the seafront, accessible from Fuseta that will take you east to Spain or west to Faro.

The wonderful Rio Formosa is only 10 minutes drive away with it's natural beauty, lagoons and islands.


It is possible to organise canoeing trips around the Rio Formosa or along the Rio Guadiana that separates Portugal from Spain.

The Roman ruins and the Palace in Estoi are well worth a visit. Don't forget the local Sunday market that visits Estoi, Fuseta, Santa Catarina and Moncarapacho.

The nearest waterpark is only 25 minutes away in Quarteira - it is a great family day out.

A variety of boat hire and day trips are available from the pier in Olhao and Fuseta at very reasonable prices.


There are some wonderful beaches within 30 mins drive of the villa, the closest being Fuseta 10 minutes by car and if you are an early riser you can buy freshly caught fish directly from local fishermen.

Island beaches are accessible by ferry or water taxi. The immaculate beaches are family friendly with cafes and bars.

Late afternoon is a great time to enjoy a picnic & watch the sun set over the exquisite turquoise sea whilst sipping a glass of the award winning vino verde


Car hire is definately recommended but it is only five minutes walk to an excellent restaurant. A 20 minute stroll along local tracks and old Roman roads will take you into the local village of Moncarapacho with it's great restaurants, banks, supermarkets and pharmacy. Travelling from Faro airport will take only 25 minutes.


Moncarapacho 5mins by car and 20 mins on foot.

Hotel Vila Monte 5 mins on foot.

Fuseta beach 10 mins by car.

Tavira 20 mins by car.

Faro airport 25 mins by car.

Spanish border 30 mins by car.

Further Details:

The Eastern Algarve has some wonderful little towns,villages and secluded restaurants, like the fish restaurant at Pinhero only a 10 min drive away.

It's a great place to get in the car and explore - you are bound to find a local restaurant that offers Menu Del Dia for about €6.00 per person and that includes 1/2 litre of vino!

We have details of good restaurants and places to visit in the villa.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Caliços, Olhao region

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 11
5 Nov 2016 - 3 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 1
4 Mar 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 1a
8 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Apr 2017 - 12 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
13 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 6
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:
30% non refundable deposit required on booking. Balance and £300 refundable breakage deposit required 8 weeks prior to arrival. A/C is free in bedrooms only, on a timed system at night. Pool heating is free! Underfloor heating is available at £95.00 per week. Please contact us for payment details.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are flexible.
Departure time is 10.00am.
Arrival time is 16.00 but you are welcome to drop your cases off if you arrive much earlier.

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