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    Excellent! 4.6/5
    (5 reviews)
    avg/night
    • 4 BR
    • 4 BA
    • Sleeps 10
    Villa #1468978
    5
    Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
      Excellent! 4.7/5
      (6 reviews)
      avg/night
      • 6 BR
      • 5 BA
      • Separate Toilets
      • Sleeps 14
      Multiple rentals Villa #683868a
      6
      Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
        • 4 BR
        • 3 BA
        • Sleeps 8
        Multiple rentals Villa #683868a
          Wonderful! 4.9/5
          (17 reviews)
          avg/night
          • 3 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 6
          Villa #1069578
          17
          Viewed 54 times in the last 48 hours
            Exceptional! 5.0/5
            (11 reviews)
            avg/night
            • 3 BR
            • 3 BA
            • Separate Toilet
            • Sleeps 6
            Villa #1100801
            11
            Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
              Exceptional! 5.0/5
              (8 reviews)
              avg/night
              • 3 BR
              • 3 BA
              • Separate Toilet
              • Sleeps 6
              Villa #1961425
              8
              Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                avg/night
                • 4 BR
                • 3 BA
                • Sleeps 8
                Villa #1982553
                4
                Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                  • 3 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Villa #2396437
                  1
                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                    avg/night
                    • 4 BR
                    • 4 BA
                    • Sleeps 7
                    Villa #1785401
                    2
                    Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                      (9 reviews)
                      avg/night
                      • 4 BR
                      • 4 BA
                      • Separate Toilet
                      • Sleeps 8
                      Villa #722622
                      9
                      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 3 BR
                        • 3 BA
                        • Sleeps 6
                        Villa #6489157
                          • 5 BR
                          • 4 BA
                          • Sleeps 10
                          Villa #6488651
                            • 4 BR
                            • 4 BA
                            • Sleeps 9
                            Villa #8150877
                            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                              • 7 BR
                              • 7 BA
                              • Sleeps 14
                              Villa #1793110
                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                (5 reviews)
                                avg/night
                                • 4 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Separate Toilet
                                • Sleeps 6
                                Villa #8000367
                                5
                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                  • 4 BR
                                  • 3 BA
                                  • Sleeps 9
                                  Villa #1296905
                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 5 BR
                                    • 5 BA
                                    • Sleeps 10
                                    Villa #6847276
                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                      (5 reviews)
                                      avg/night
                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 3 BA
                                      • Separate Toilet
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      Villa #644816vb
                                      5
                                      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 5 BR
                                        • 4 BA
                                        • Sleeps 10
                                        Villa #6487601
                                          • 5 BR
                                          • 4 BA
                                          • Sleeps 10
                                          Villa #1436319
                                            • 7 BR
                                            • 7 BA
                                            • Sleeps 14
                                            Villa #1241200
                                            1
                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 3 BA
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              Villa #1241199
                                              2
                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                (12 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                Villa #855142a
                                                12
                                                Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                  (12 reviews)
                                                  avg/night
                                                  • 5 BR
                                                  • 4 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                  Villa #8154230
                                                  12
                                                  Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    avg/night
                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                    Villa #8000499
                                                    Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                      (32 reviews)
                                                      avg/night
                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 3 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                      Villa #666174a
                                                      32
                                                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        avg/night
                                                        • 5 BR
                                                        • 7 BA
                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                        • Sleeps 12
                                                        Villa #8081810
                                                        4
                                                        Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                        Recent Reviews

                                                        The best villa we have ever stayed in!

                                                        5 of 5
                                                        We were six adults and all agree that this was the best holiday villa we have ever stayed in. The owner and staff have done a terrific job in providing everything we would have hoped for. The furnishings, beds, linen, is first class. The maid is delightful and every thing is so well cleaned we wish we could take her home. The pool and outside eating area is stunning and the views are amazing. The town of Monchique is lovely with so many restaurants we were spoiled for choice. We will be back for sure.
                                                        • Review Submitted: 05-Feb-2017
                                                        • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                        Coming back for the fourth time and counting

                                                        5 of 5
                                                        To be honest, the only reason why I am on this page is because we are going back to Relva de Cima next week and just looking at the pictures puts me in the right mood. Two weeks in Relva is Father Christmas' annual treat for the grown-ups. We have been there three times now - the villa is great, has high ceilings, loads of light and space, at the same time very cosy. It has been built with an incredible attention to detail. James handwriting is all over the place and you can tell how much effort has been put in to turn it into what it is. He once said on a cycle trip that he finds nothing as satisfying as a good day or hard work and that you can tell - everything just works and works beautifully. For those not so familiar with the area - the villa is on the slopes of the Foia mountain range with beautiful far stretching views 20km down to the South coast. The area is fantastic for walking and cycling but you will need all your gears. The beautiful beaches are at the West coast which is about 45 minutes by car. Monchique has a very decent sized supermarket (Intermarche). The only reason why I am writing this review is because James deserves every bit of it, otherwise only a fool or a communist would tell the rest of the world about this hidden gem. So please do come and visit but do not go anywhere near the Christmas period.
                                                        • Review Submitted: 12-Dec-2016
                                                        • Date of Stay: Mar 2016

                                                        Idyllic setting and wonderful house

                                                        5 of 5
                                                        Our stay began with a very warm welcome from the owners Pascal & Marie. They met us at the local supermarket and led us up the hill out of Monchique (about 2 miles) to their hidden gem. From there they gave a very detailed and thorough tour of the house telling us about every little detail as though we were there first visitors. The house was immaculately clean and as the holiday progressed I soon learnt that the house was extremely well equipped. The kitchen had absolutely everything a professional chef would need plus other details such as a cool bag for the beach. The layout of the house was slightly unusual because the three bedrooms were all located in different areas of the house. It is difficult to work this out from the photos and description. The master room upstairs, the twin room on the ground floor and then another master suite on the outside of the house. Therefore I don't feel it would be suitable if you had more than 2 children but ideal for 2 couples. The pool was amazing and heated to 25 degrees everyday. Despite the owners living directly behind the holiday house they were extremely discreet. You wouldn't have even known they were there so certainly not an issue if you felt you didn't want them close by. There was a restaurant at the top of the driveway and although we didn't visit looked lovely. The views from the house were stunning and a 35 minute mountain drive took you out to the stunning west coast or 25 minutes you were in town of Portimao. Mochique itself is a beautiful town with lovely pavement cafe bars offering a quiet and un-spoilt experience of Portugal. We stayed with our 7 and 5 year old and had a magical two weeks. I would not hesitate to recommend this house. You are guaranteed a warm welcome and a fantastic holiday in beautiful Portugal.
                                                        • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2016
                                                        • Date of Stay: Oct 2016