If you are looking for a beautiful country villa in the south of Portugal, away from the hustle and bustle of the coast, this is the place. The hosts, Marie and Pascal were absolutely amazing. Not only did they give us with a great tour of the property when we arrived, but they set up a bedroom for our baby and even brought us a bag of fresh fruit. They were very helpful with any questions we had and extremely familiar with the area. The house is exactly as described, very quiet, great view, nice pool and a very well stocked kitchen (and nice bbq). The property is very private and you are surrounded by fruit trees and hiking trails. On the road, the house is about a 45 minute walk into town (quite hilly, but you are staying in the mountains), but Pascal showed us a shortcut through the property that cut the walk time down to about 15 minutes. Monchique itself is very peaceful - nice restaurants, friendly locals - a very different feel from the resort towns. The coasts (South and West) are not far (45 minutes ish) from this property if you do feel like heading to the beach for the day. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone looking to stay in Monchqiue.