Spent a week in Casa Monte Villa in late May 2014 with my 2 children (age 6 & 2), along with the grandparents, it really was an enjoyable holiday for all ages. Weather was fantastic, location was better than expected being only a few minutes walk to the main village, up hill coming back but as such a short journey it wasn't a problem! Villa really spacious & clean, it was cleaned 3 times in the week we were there & the lady was lovely, resort reception also very helpful. Normally a weeks holiday is enough for me as I like to get back to my home comforts but I can honestly say this is the first holiday where I didn't want to leave & could easily have stayed on longer. Highly likely we will think about booking again for next year !!
The photos really don't lie about how great the villa is, the pool looked shallow at first but the depth was perfect for both casual swimming and jumping in, the only fault I had with the pool was it soon gets clogged up with leaves and the bottom of the pool can get dirty but its nothing the filter doesn't eventually deal with.
The rooms are great with good space and comfy beds, the heat there for when we stayed in July can be a bit bad but the fans cool the rooms down, though the room I stayed in the fan wasn't that great that we had to open a window on some of the nights, we ended up with mosquitos in the room and a cockroach at one stage and as I've never seen the insects before, it fascinated me.
The only problem I had on all the holiday was heat which was at no fault the villas fault, one of the days topped 100 degrees C and I am not used to it that I ended up not feeling great but it did mean I got to stay inside a lot and enjoy the beauty of the villa, which is superb.
I highly recommend this villa with its great location and cosiness, just watch out for the walks up hill, the worst of the hills was actually from the side street to the villa front doors so get working your calfs before you come, but in all seriousness, the villa is great.
Fantastic villa equipped for a young family. There was my family of five and another family of four with children ranging from two years old to seven and we can honestly say it was fabulous. Extremely safe and loads of space for us all. Also a perfect distance from the small but buzzing town centre (about a 7 minute walk) I would highly recommend a visit!
Without actually meeting anyone it was easy to pick up the keys with accurate directions, maid service was suffice for our party of 8 guys with plenty of towels available.
The area is very hilly but villa is only a 5 minutes stroll to centre and 10 minute walk back although there are some good restaurants right on your door step.
The swimming pool is very good for adults but not too child friendly.
Overall this is a fantastic villa kept in immaculate condition and I would definately recommend it.
We travelled with 6 adults 3 kids and 3 infants, The house was spacious and well equipped with towels and bed linen. The washing machine and dryer were very handy although at 35degrees outside we did not need the dryer!! There is no Air-Con but there are ceiling fans which kept the rooms nice and cool!! The swimming pool was cleaned halfway through the week and was not heated, but this was not a problem! The main square is only 5mins down hill (and 10mins up) but there is plenty top do on resort if you don't wish to walk down! All in all we had a ball and would recommend it to anyone (we booked through Kathryn and she was great). We requested no cleaning service so that we had privacy but the house has all cleaning materials needed. We got the wi-fi but found it was a little slow but there was no additional charge. We have not received our deposit back as yet but everything else went smoothly so I don't expect a problem.
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This was my first time in Portugal and went with my family. This villa was absolutely beautiful. The rooms are a great size and it was so clean. We were only there for a week and the cleaner came three times. There are lots of lovely restaurants and bars very near by. I would highly recommend this villa