A luxury villa in the Algarve, Portugal !
View of the infinity pool
I don't think I have ever stayed in the same place twice, the world is a big place and there is too much to see........until now. Let me explain.
We just needed a break and some sunshine from our busy work schedule, we didn't have time for a long flight so the Algarve fitted the bill. We were stressed and needed to chill so crowds were not on the menu and happened upon a private villa in the mountain region of Monchique. The response from the owner, Nigel, was impressive and professional so we booked a week in March and then returned for two weeks in September.
The villa is superb and even better than the photographs and website portrayed. Completely private and superbly kept, immaculate with every convenience at hand with stunning views of the coastline. Monchique is a delightful town unspoiled by tourism, honest comes to mind!
To top it all the villa is only a few hundred yards from first class restaurants, this was the cherry on top, we love authentic food and discovered many dishes peculiar to Monchique, black pork, wild boar, stuffed squid, oven roasted kid, medronho and melosa local liquor, marzipan treats, the list is endless. If you are into good food then this is heaven sent.
To conclude, Villa Vida Nova, translated "New Life" lives up to its name, it certainly rejuvenated us!
Their website is https://www.algarvevillaforrent.com . The owners are Nigel and Bev, Canadians, and really know how to provide a unique experience, a rarity these days.