Villa in Loule (Apra), Central Algarve, Portugal
- english, french, portuguese
About Richard Mungavin
I have a passion for the Algarve - its climate, its people, its food and wine and its stunning physical appearance, both inland and at the coast. Fortunate enough to have holidayed here for many, many years I now genuinely want to share my property and my experience with my clients. I have a strong desire to make everything as comfortable and as perfect as possible. It is very important to me that every visitor feels at home, is comfortable and can relax and enjoy their well deserved holiday. Living 20 minutes away I am always available to answer questions either about the property or the local area. Do come and enjoy it too - you'll be most welcome! Richard Mungavin
Richard Mungavin purchased this Villa in 1996
Why Richard Mungavin chose Apra
I bought this property for it's beautiful, unique position on top of a hill with stunning views to the coast across Algarvian countryside, set in 13 acres. It is well located for golf courses, beaches, restaurants, shopping and the airport, yet enjoys solitude and tranquility. With the opportunity to add a championship tennis court too, the villa offers so many options of activities - or of course, to sit back, do nothing but read, dream and rest!
What makes this Villa unique
The villa's position in the hills above Faro is just a short 20 minute drive from the airport. Arriving to the gentle breezes you will feel instantly relaxed. The villa is secluded, one kilometre from the road, yet only 5 minutes drive to either Loule or Sao Bras, two lovely nearby market towns. Enjoy the peace, privacy and tranquility of the villa or head to one of the market towns for excellent supermarkets, restaurants, cafes, post office and banks. And of course, only 20 minutes to the nearest lovely beach or a choice of superb golf courses. Perfect!
Pool / Spa
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 14
Gorgeous Villa, away from neighbours, comfortable with wonderful views
As a family of three generations, with 4 children, we all enjoyed this lovely villa, which is extremely comfortable and well situated at the top of a hill quiet and relaxing. Magnificent views, and evening and night skies superb as well. The owner is so friendly and helpful, we could not have had a better time. Highly rated, I am sure we will return!
Thank you for your kind comments. I can assure you that you and your family having a wonderful holiday was my only concern and I am pleased you did! Casa Apollono is a special place to be and you will be most welcome when you return. Thank you again for being such lovely guests.
An amazing villa along with the host.
Richard has been amazing. From helping us arrange the check in to suit our later flight to helping us check out. He is a really nice genuine person that wants you to enjoy his property and the surrounding area. The villa itself is beautiful. Nice and modern inside but still having that Algarve charm. The views are great as you really get to see the surrounding countryside in a peaceful location but still have the convenience of the airport that is 25 minutes away and a major supermarket that is less than 10 minutes away. The group loved the high specification of the tennis court along with some great walks. The pool was great, suitable for adults and children due to the design along with plenty of outside furniture which allows everyone to be comfortable and enjoy the weather. All the cooking equipment and utensils are to a very high standard and the BBQ is perfect for outdoor cooking especially being very close to the kitchen. All the rooms are nice and airy and beautifully decorated. The TV (not that you will need it) has many different channels along with a very well stocked games cupboard makes for some great evening entertainment.
I can't recommend this villa enough. From start to finish my experience was outstanding. Thank you once again.
Thank you for your review and kind words. We love Casa Apollono and truly enjoy sharing the property with our wonderful clients. We hope to see you and your friends and family another time in the future. You will be most welcome.
Absolutely loved it here. Can't fault it at all. We spent 2 fantastic weeks here with our family and friends. Would definitely recommend it. We'll be back.
Thank you for your kind comments and we are very pleased you had such a lovely holiday at our villa. We look forward to welcoming you back next year.
Simone & Richard Mungavin
This is one of the best villa we ever stay .
We have been staying in this villa for 2 weeks.
We enjoy the villa everyday of our stay.
Perfect villa to enjoy for long stay . The Pool, are quiet big, with the nice terrace to do Yoga and gym ,Tennis court is just perfect direct position from terrace of the house ( I heard this Is one of the biggest tennis court in the city) from what I understand by the Neighbours , spacious room , complete kitchen equipment , calm,, beautiful View, beautiful gardens.
The villa itself just perfect for us ( 13 of us) with good sizes of room.
For those who’s really want to enjoy in peace, and sporty this villa is the right one.
Each member of the family enjoy the stay as we are all sporty ( Yoga, Gym cycling, Tennis , running Aqua gym and swimming )
We don’t miss all this facility the villa provide us.
I Am sure I’ll be back to this villa when we come back to Algarve with the family.
Thanks John Harvey and team for you availability to solve the small issue when we need it.
Thanks Richard for your quick respond and smooth communication for all the question with very clear explanation before we arrive , ( I think you understand that English is not my native language😄�😄�)
By...by.... Casa Apollono , hope to see you again.
Thank you so much for your review. It was a pleasure having you and your family to stay at Casa Apollono and we are so pleased you enjoyed it’s tennis court, spaciousness and tranquility.
I am pleased that our backup support was prompt and efficient too.
You left the villa very clean and tidy which was much appreciated and a credit to you and your family.
We look forward to you returning - you will be welcome anytime!
Best regards Richard & Simone Mungavin
Maison juste incroyable, tout est a disposition pour passer un séjour au top, nous étions 12 à l’occasion d’un anniversaire ( 30 ans ), le tennis , la piscine , les chambres ... encore merci à RICHARD pour sa disponibilité, ces renseignement et sa rapidité de réponse . Je recommande a 100% !
Special interest holidays:
Water parks, jeep safaris, deep sea fishing, trips to a deserted island with a fantastic restaurant, tours, mountain biking, go-karting, hiking and horse riding all available. Gourmet Cooking - provided by or classes with well known local Austrian Chef is also available on request.
The unspoilt beaches of Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo are a 15 minute drive. Faro Beach and pick-up points for deserted beaches accessible only by boat are just 25 minutes by car. Falesia Beach at Vilamoura is stunning with a variety of cafes, bars and restaurants.
20 minute drive from Faro Airport. A car is essential.
5 mins drive to Loule or Sao Bras. 20 minutes to Faro, Vilamoura, Quarteira, Quinta do Lobo and Vale do Lobo. Short drive up into the hills to The Alentejo district.
Malls, markets, restaurants, supermarkets, banks all within easy reach. Sailing, water sports, horse riding, go-carting, heliport, mountain biking - many activities and entertainment within a half hour travel. Nearest supermarket - Continente - 5 minutes away and is superb. Welcome Book in the villa lists details and many local attractions, restaurants, beaches and golf courses.