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Stunning Villa Set In Its Own Gardens, With a Large Private Swimming Pool.

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

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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Montinho - Villa El Maiten.

4/5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms sleeps up to 10.

Set within landscaped grounds, villa Altura has a beautiful kidney shaped pool with spectacular sea and countryside views of both Portugal and Spain.

Set over three levels, the villa is spacious, light, comfortably furnished and private. Features include open fireplace, vast split level open plan living and dining area with bar facility, marble staircase, modern kitchen, 3 double bedrooms with stunning balcony views, 2 modern bathrooms, cloakroom and basement area. One of the villa's special features is the fully furnished, split-level basement area with open plan kitchen, 1 large bedroom that sleeps 4 people and 1 modern bathroom with walk-in shower. Large patio doors lead from the basement area the terraced garden.

The villa's purpose built BBQ area is perfect for dining al fresco with a shaded outdoor dining area, surrounded by captivating views with seating for up to 10 people. Also outside, are sun loungers for the pool area. The villa has private parking for 4 cars, and is only 3km from Altura Beach and 1km from Monte Rei golf course.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Mark Or Aggie Tyler
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
25 October, 2016
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based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

Stunning Villa Set In Its Own Gardens, With a Large Private Swimming Pool.
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Palace with an amazing View.

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing place. Driving up to it for the first time I was blown away by the size. The photos really don't prepare you for the palacial rooms, the large garden, or the large swimming pool, which is deep enough for diving (unlike many villas I've stayed at) . Everything was very well kitted out and clean. The kitchen particualry impressed, with good quality equipment and an excellent Utensils, crockery and cutlery, they were abundant and of better quality than one normally sees in holiday villas. Furniture all felt new and comfortable. Sleep was surprisingly easy in the heat of the summer. Best bit though has to be the pool area in garden, Looking out over the sea and countryside view was amazing. With a BBQ house, furniture and shade around it we quite happily spent half the holiday loafing around it. Getting to and from is a doddle, less than 5 minutes to the nearest restraunt - and with a lovely little village coffee shop meters away. Basically, loved the place to pieces. One of the best holidays I've ever had, and felt like a duke for the duration.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Beautiful property with fantastic views.

  • 5 of 5

Upon arriving at Villa EL Maiten their was an unanimous 'wow'. It is a beautiful property and very well equipped and very roomy. We are a family of ten, ages ranging from 6 to 78 years, and we spent a fabulous two weeks there. The lovely pool was used daily, and the barbecue was put to good use. We visited some lovely sandy beaches, mostly only 5 minutes away by car, Tavira old town is well worth a visit as is Monte Gordo, especially the market on a Saturday. We ate out several times, mostly patronising the local eateries which were very good value for money and one is within walking distance. We found that if we had been out for the day, it was lovely to get back to the peace and quiet of the villa and just relax with a glass of wine or a beer on the terrace. The two weeks all went far too quickly, but we are sure we will be returning one day! Highly recommended for all ages!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Absolutely fabulous villa in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this villa for 2 weeks in August. There was 4 adults & 4 kids aged 17,15,13 & 11. We all had a fantastic holiday. Altura is a beautiful place & most important of all our villa was perfect. It was everything we expected, very modern & spacious. It was very clean & airy. Pool was just perfect. The villa was situated in a quiet part of Altura which we all thought was perfect as it was only 5 minutes to the beach and town if that was your choice, or stay at the villa & admire & enjoy the tranquility at the villa. There's a great restaurant on the way in to the town which we loved and used often. This is our first villa holiday and I speak on behalf of us all that we will for sure stay here again. Well recommended. Thank you for a great holiday

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Fantastic villa with great views and facilities.

  • 5 of 5

The villa has a lot of space and the pool is great. The views from the villa are spectacular and it is easy to reach the attractions along the coast. The local restaurant serves great traditional Portuguese food and is very welcoming. The villa was very clean and the owner met us and explained everything and was very helpful. Our whole family were very happy with our holiday and will be returning in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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Lovely holiday in a great villa

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week last year and loved it so much we came back! The location is perfect as we dont like busy tourist areas and its only 40 mins from the airport.The villa is clean, tidy and has everything needed for you to relax whilst you are there,and our family feel like its a home away from home.We stocked up the pantry and the fridge freezer and just could relax and enjoy a fabulous holiday. The beach in Altura is amazing, the sand seems to go on for ever, the water is so clean and much warmer than in the western Algarve. Monte Gordo is so close by, taking about 5 mins to drive there, walking around the town is lovely ,everywhere we went was clean. There is a lovely park that we discovered this year. Continente is the supermarket we shopped at, as it was a short drive away (3/4 mins) and has everything you could want, including fresh lobsters!! The area is lovely and is a short drive from Altura which has fantastic shops,cafes and market. For us, a relaxing family holiday is essential to recharge our batteries and to spend quality time together. We could sit back and relax, watching the kids play in the pool, have our lunch when the sun gets too hot, back out playing and staying in the pool until much later, without constantly having to watch the children from walking off in a busy hotel complex.Villa Altura is the perfect villa to host a family holiday for everyone to enjoy.We will definately be coming back and we would not hesitate in booking again.Thanks again for a wonderful holiday and we hope to see you again soon. x

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2012
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Owner's Response: Thank you, it's great to hear you had a good time. Look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
Bar and Coffee
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Monte Rei
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The villa is situated within the pretty hamlet of Montinho, 3kms north of Altura in an area surrounded by vineyards and orange groves. Based in the eastern Algarve, the villa is uniquely located, allowing you to enjoy your stay in Portugal or visit Spain which is only 12 kms away. Within easy distance of the villa, lies the picturesque town of Altura where you can enjoy the beautiful, golden sands of Altura beach, stretching along the famous Ria Formosa nature reserve with its sand bars and inlets. East of Altura is Monte Gordo, a popular tourist resort with a brand new marina, excellent restaurants, bars and shops. West of Altura are the destinations, Cacela Velha, cabanas and the historic town of Tavira. Tavira with its multitude of churches and beautiful Moorish castle lies along the Gilao river.This atmospheric old town is popular with tourists and has a great choice of restaurants, bars, local markets and shops typical of Portuguese living.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Montinho, Altura

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Season
1 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
1 Nov 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Mid - High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
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High Season
15 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Mid Season
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
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7 night minimum stay
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Montinho in Castro Marim region

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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