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Maria Zwiers

Member since: 2011
Call Manager
Speaks english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, dutch

Beautiful Villa with pool and stunning views to the coast.

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Monchique holiday villa

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Pool And Stunning Coastal Views

Villa Pica Pau (woodpecker) is situated on the quiet, pine-clad slopes of the gently rolling Serra de Monchique with arguably some of the best views imaginable, reaching all the way to the sea on clear days.

This compact one-storey villa sits just above a delightful pool, amid flourishing gardens. Pica Pau is comfortably furnished in neutral shades and well equipped.

If you are seeking a truly calm and relaxing holiday coupled with hypnotic views, this villa is an inspiring choice.


  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Maria Zwiers (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Call Manager
Speaks english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, dutch


based on 16 traveller reviews

Beautiful Villa with pool and stunning views to the coast.
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews

Stunning Vistas.

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying at Villa PicaPau! such a beautiful area in Monchique and close to the town with supermarkets etc. In distance of a lot of nice places to visit such as beaches and zoo marine. Very peaceful villa and lovely surroundings, the garden with the pool and the View of the Sea were highlights of the property. The lady who manages the house was very welcoming, and everything we needed was provided. Would definitely recommend staying and we will be returning. Thank you for your hospitality and good communication.

Michael and Kim.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great getaway in a cozy country villa

  • 5 of 5

My family had a great experience in this cozy villa tucked away in this wonderful Portuguese mountain facing the Sea. Portugal has incredible weather so we end up with a lot of sunny and warm days even in the winter, perfect for travelling around, going to golf or enjoying the local cuisine. We wanted to leave our thanks for a relaxing holiday and great service by the owners. Until next year.

All the best,

Patrick Lewis Burton

  • Review Submitted: Feb 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful two weeks stay at this villa. The villa is spacious clean and well presented, with everything available you may need. The pool and surrounding area are the best we have ever seen, the view from the pool and patio area are amazing and have to be seen to be believed. All is very secluded and you are not overlooked at all, we didn't hear anybody in the whole time we stayed. We have stayed in monchique many times, but this holiday was by far the best. Maria is a perfect host always available, but also respects your privacy. Although secluded you are only four minutes drive from the nearest restaurants. We will be returning most definately.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear T. M. Thank you for your opinion on our house. We wait for you next year. All the best, M.Z.
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Nice and comfortable villa for family of six.

  • 4 of 5

We spent 11 days with our family of six in this nice villa. Very quiet area, all rooms sufficiently large and clean. We will certainly recommend it to friends/family.

Remark : the television could be larger - it was sometimes difficult to see the ball during the World Championships football :-)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. Maria Zwiers
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Diss, Norfolk, England

Comfortable secluded villa with a wonderful view

  • 5 of 5

We contacted Maria regarding a different villa, but they suggested this one as it is south facing and with the wood burning fire would be warmer in February. We arrived at the time of the storms that affected all of Europe and in spite of unusual heavy rain in the first week we where very comfortable at Pica Pau. On arrival the fire had been lit, very welcome! Monchique is good area for (hill) walking and we had a number of enjoyable walks - the tourist information will print you out maps of the way-marked walks in the area. The villa is well equipped, the kitchen has good equipment, so eating in is easy also good restaurants nearby (30 min walk or 10 min drive). Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic views, fantastic nature, cozy house.

  • 5 of 5

The ideal place for a good holiday of rest, a very comfortable home.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Morgado do Reguengos
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Praia da Rocha
Car: necessary

Sensational views, mountain walks and pine forests – Monchique has since Roman times been known as the garden of the Algarve, and being situated on the highest mountain in the wide region it offers stunning panoramas to the south coast.

Drive up the winding road to Monchique and you’ll catch the heady fragrance of pine, eucalyptus and mimosa from the woodland-cloaked hills. This sets the scene for one refreshingly rural holiday. Perched on the hillside, this is a market town in the true...Known for its clean spring water, pure air and hospitable people.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Monchique, Portugal

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Monchique, Portugal

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure , bidet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed , En suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
  • Cots can be arranged on request. Master bedroom has a bathroom en suite, the other two bedroom share a bathroom between them.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
THIS VILLA IS REGISTED LIKE A 'LOCAL ACCOMODATION' AL If there as special requests regarding facilities, we will do our best to accommodate them.