Modern six bedroom luxury Villa near Monte Rei with
swimming pool and free WIFI close to various beaches
Location: Near Monte Rei in an area called Ribeira de Gafa, Manta Rota - East Algarve
Construction: Covered area approx. 400m2. Built in 2010.
This beautiful family residence called Eden nearby Monte Rei Golf and Country
Club with large swimming pool and sun terraces has it all; a marvelous
location with lots of privacy yet nearby Golf and Beach resorts. All modern
comforts are provided for at the villa and with fine dining only a short
walk away in the excellent restaurant called Vistas of Monte Rei. This makes
Eden an ideal choice for families, small (business) groups or friends
looking for a special place in a unique Algarvean setting. The villa has been furnished and
decorated to a very high standard by the owners to make your stay as
enjoyable as possible.
The villa consists of a spacious, light and bright hallway in the center of
the house. Accessed via 2 points from the hallway, the lounge area expands
to nearly 60 m2, affording plenty of room with 2 large three seater leather
sofa’s, 4 comfortable single chairs and 3 Moroccan pouffees all surrounding
the 50” plasma TV with DVD facility. Four large patio doors wrap around the
whole area giving a feeling of even more space, plenty of natural light plus
views to the pool and garden area.
Beyond the huge Monte-Rei stone fireplace you will find the snug/study
(20sqm) with large 3 seater sofa and 2 Moroccan pouffees, a library stocked
with novels and Algarve information books, an oak office desk with laptop
computer inc dongle WiFi is also available for your use.
The whole area has is wired with a high quality 6 speaker sound system,
with CD and docking station.
The Dining Room is again accessed via the hallway and contains a 7ft by 7ft
shesham oak dining table, with 12 high back leather chairs, and independent
sound system with docking station. As the dining area opens directly out via
2 sets of patio doors onto the BBQ area the sound system can pipe your
favourite music outside while you eat alfresco.
All the eating area’s lie on the same side of the house, with direct access
from the kitchen through to the dining room and then onto the BBQ area,
making it much easier to service.
The kitchen is extremely well equipped with central extra wide 6 burner Smeg
oven and extractor, wrapped around the oven, a generous granite breakfast
bar, with seating for 5 or more, + 32” plasma TV.
An American fridge freezer, microwave, toaster, kettle, coffee machine,
dishwasher are in the main area along with all crockery pots, pans etc…
A sliding door from the kitchen gives you access to the utility room with
washing machine, tumble drier, ironing board, iron etc….. ( not that you
would use this on holiday !! )
The barbeque area has a custom built Portuguese BBQ. Next to this is a sink
and drainer + fridge underneath, all the area is under a roof and open on 2
sides, 12 black rattan armchairs and 2 tables makes sure everyone can sit,
eat and drink in comfort at the same time. There is also a wheeled Outback
Facing south with views of the swimming pool, garden area and beyond down to
the sea, the large wrap around balcony affords incredible views, whilst
inside the master bedroom has a super king-size bed, 32” plasma TV, separate
dressing area with double wardrobe and a safe, through a further door takes
you to the en-suite with large walk-in shower, toilet and bidet.
Bedroom 2 – Has twin beds and large wardrobe, with views again from the
large balcony overlooking the swimming pool, gardens and beyond through the
valleys and down to the sea.
Bedroom 3 – Has twin beds and large wardrobe, with good sized balcony and
views to the rear and the breathtaking Caldeirao Mountains.
Both bedroom 2 and 3 share the large main bathroom with huge corner bath and
shower, toilet and bidet.
Bedroom 4 – Has a super king-size bed and large double wardrobe, plus
en-suite with large walk in shower, whb, toilet and bidet. Uninterrupted
views to the north from the balcony through the valleys and on to the
Caldeirao Mountain ranges.
Bedroom 5 – On the ground floor bedroom 5 has twin beds and a huge triple
wardrobe, an en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet and bidet. Patio doors
open immediately onto the large rear patio area.
Bedroom 6 – Adjacent to the games room you'll find a good size double
bedroom with built-in wardrobes and en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower.
Patio doors open immediately onto the large patio area.
Being separate from the main house Little Eden is the ideal place for
noise level’s to rise with competition starting with few frames of pool on
the 7’ by 4’ table, then move swiftly on to a game of Fas table football,
then there may just be time for a quick couple of games of table tennis on
the outdoor Cornilleau table, before retiring to the corner sofa for a quiet
game of bowling, basketball or golf on the Wii !!!
The 42” plasma TV also has DVD facility so if the kids want to watch a movie
in peace they can, there is also a stereo docking station.
The pool measures 12m by 6m with a maximum depth of 1.6m. The baby pool is
2.5m by 2.5m and has a depth of just 0.60m so is perfect for the little
Both pools are salt water and give a far more refreshing feeling than normal
chlorinated pools, and should you require both pools can be heated.
You will find Eden on the outskirts of the Caldeirao mountain range and only
800m from Monte Rei Golf & Country Club, now listed as Portugal's number 1
golf course and in the top 10 courses in Europe. Well worth a visit even if
you do not play golf!
The beach is a 7 minute drive and the local village 5 minutes, with the
historical town of Tavira only 10 minutes by car. To the East lies the
Spanish border which you can cross in 15 minutes. A day trip to Seville is
highly recommended and only an hour and a half drive away. There are many
blue flag beaches in the area to choose from. It's central location make it
an ideal base to explore the Algarve. All amenities in Manta Rota - a
friendly seaside village - are near by and there are many restaurants and
bars to choose from. The beautiful beach of Praia Verde with it's centuries
old pine forest is also well worth a visit. The Algarve offers most of the
year the ideal circumstances to play golf and there are four Golf courses
only a few minutes drive away: Quinta da Ria, Quinta de Cima, Castro Marim
Golf and the most prestigious of all, the Monte Rei Golf & Country Club. The
old towns of Cacela Velha and Castro Marim are also well worth a visit. If
you like gambling, there is a casino in Monte Gordo as well as many
restaurants offering Portuguese and international cuisine. Don't forget to
visit the beautiful town of Tavira, 16 km west from Manta Rota. It is very
easy to lose track of time in Tavira, a lovely old town with a rich history.
You can spend hours strolling the charming cobblestone streets with it's
many restaurants, shops, bars and terraces to enjoy a refreshment in the
sun. Ilha de Tavira, it's famous beach with many small restaurants is only a
boat ride away. The beach of Barril in Santa Luzia is also very nice. This
beach is accessible by foot or if you don't like to walk, there is a small
train that takes you there.
Furthermore, the Ria Formosa Natural Reserve Park and the National Forest of
Vila Real de Santo António are both wonderful places for long walks, bird
watching or bicycle (can be rented) tours offering visitors many
possibilities to observe local fauna and flora. In other words, one of many
opportunities to relax and enjoy this special area in the eastern Algarve.
Five years ago we went to the Eastern Algarve looking for a property in an
We chose the Algarve as it is just a short 2 hour flight and 40 minute drive
to a beautiful warm climate which is generally 20 – 25 degrees higher than
the U.K. all year round, Portugal also has no time difference to the U.K.
hence no jetlag.
Building our first home in the village of Manta Rota (5 minutes from Eden)
we successfully rented the property working alongside our management company
Happy Homes in Tavira.
Getting great reports from our guests as to the standards of the property it
was not long before we started to look for and found an idyllic piece of
land just 5 minutes back up into the hills near Monte Rei.
We wanted to re-create our first venture but on a much more grand scale, and
having had 1st hand experience in renting ourselves for many years realised
that most villa’s are stereotypical by offering the minimum in comfort and
standards we set our brief in making sure this did not happen at Eden
Being fastidious with all aspects of the build made the end result a fun and
logical home, all furniture was premeasured to fit into it’s surroundings
then sourced in the U.K. and shipped to the Algarve. This enabled us to take
our time and purchase the best furnishings possible, posturepedic
mattresses, choice of BBQ’s, Smeg oven and the whole kitchen that again was
shipped from the U.K.
The Salt water pool was a recommendation by the person who built the pool
and is a new experience to anyone who has not swum in one before as it is
chemical free and totally child friendly.
So 3 years after the first time we saw the hill sits Eden, It has been a
very tough and sometimes trying 3 years but we now feel it has all been
worth it, and we can enjoy many happy times there with our children
We sincerely hope you enjoy it too……………..
Thanks - Helen & Graham
Faro: 50 km; Tavira: 15 km; Spain: 20 km; Manta Rota town center: 10 km;
Nearest Beach: 7 km; Praia Verde Beach: 10 km; Nearest Restaurant: 800 m;
Golf : 800 m. Faro Airport: approx. 30 minutes; Seville Airport: approx. 70
This property has its own WIFI hotspot to connect to the internet, free of
charge. For more information, follow link
accommodation with Free Wifi in the algarve.
However, for those who prefer a 'digital
detox' we can block access to the internet to enable a true holiday
experience from days long gone by. The location of the villa is perfect for
this. It is a place for families and friends to get together and deepen
their relationship without the intrusive modern interactions via social
media enabled by the availability of an internet connection.
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Prices are per week.
Bed linen and towels included
(pool towels are included, beach towels are not included).
Changeover cleaning included, additional cleaning services on request. Minimum stay one week. Surcharge applicable for
shorter stays. Sorry, no pets allowed and no smoking in the house.
Changeover day: Saturday.
Extra's: Air conditioning € 150 per week, Heating € 150 per week, Pool
heating € 200 per week.