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Quinta Monte Serra - Self-catering in Algarve

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Estiramantens, 8800-504 Tavira, Algarve
Southern Portugal, Portugal

Jean-Jacques de Coninck

Visit website

+351 281 961099 (landline)

+351 961 142562(mobile)

A haphazard, interesting place with an eccentric owner. Come as a group - there's a shared pool and views of the sea. If you're lucky you'll get some treats

Read guest comments

When Jean-Jacques bought this lovely old place, in among the carobs and the olives, his architect said, "change nothing." You may be forgiven for thinking he has taken this advice too literally but, no matter, those in search of an authentic experience will be fine here. The 100-year-old farmhouse – built by an émigré who made his fortune in Brazil – lies a cobblestone's throw away from its outbuildings, one a fine white stable that once housed sheep and mules. It's not immaculate and definitely not for the helicopter brigade -  your host's relaxed personality is reflected in the informality. There are outdoor sitting areas for summer, wood-burners for winter and palm trees and peace all year round. As for the pool, it's a half moon-shaped beauty set into the old threshing floor. Have a splash, gaze on the sea... the beaches are a ten-minute drive (or mini-train ride). For relaxed families, fuss-free couples or a great big party of easy-going friends.

Wheelchair access
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible.
Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Air conditioning
Some, if not all, bedrooms are air-conditioned.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Swimming pool
On the premises.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant within 3 miles

Shop within 3 miles

Pub within 3 miles

Relaxation areas

Breakfast available

Breakfast included



Spa on site

Bar on site

Free parking on site

Free parking nearby

Paid parking nearby

Local points of interest from Jean-Jacques de Coninck:

Puntos de interés sobre la región de
Jean-Jacques de Coninck:

  • Wood-burning stoves for cosy winter evenings in The Patio House, White Stables and Casinha.
  • From nearby Fuzeta a launch will take you to the white beaches on the sandbanks just across the lagoon.
  • Water taxis will land on more remote islands or take you out to sea to watch dolphins’ ballets: a great show at all time, often even better in autumn, winter and spring.
  • Monte Serra issues a guide listing nearby watering holes and restaurants, shops and markets, golf courses and tennis courts, sightseeing destinations, etc.
  • Massages service available.
Puntos de interés

Guest feedback
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"Quinta Monte Serra provided the perfect setting for our extended family re union this summer - peaceful , beautiful , comfortable and totally child friendly . All 22 of us - from one to eighty years old - loved the wonderful views , space and freedom. The big house is brilliantly set up for big groups - we loved the huge kitchen and eating together at the big tables outside . Jean Jacques and his team could not have been more hospitable and generous. The pool was perfect for us all and the local beaches delightful. We are already planning to go back to this magical place."

Libby - London, United Kingdom

julio 2017
"I can't have enough good things to say about Quinta Monte Serra and Jean-Jacques. From the moment I messaged Jean-Jacques, he was helpful and friendly -- making me look forward to meeting a new friend versus just a hotel manager. You feel like you're heading to a retreat (which in a way, it is). From waiting for me even though I arrived late to spending beautiful time in his cottage that I felt like was my own to lazy days at the pool or beach to getting to know Jean-Jacques and his animals on the farm, I couldn't have had a more amazing experience. Thank you from the bottom of my heart :)"

Nadia - London, United Kingdom

julio 2017
"We have just returned from a New Years break to Monte Serra. What a beautiful charmed place with great attention to detail for a winter stay albeit sunny in January during the day. We were collected from the train as didn't want a car and welcomed with a bottle of local wine. The cottage for two was perfect with big bath, double sided wood burner for chilly evenings, great terrace with sea views and plenty of space for two. Overall it is the warmth and intelligence of the host and the sensitive approach to the old buildings and land that clinch it. Thank you Jean-Jacques"

Angela - Lyme Regis Dorset, United Kingdom

enero 2017

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  • 3 Houses for 4 - 6
  • , 1 Cottage for 2
Precio:(i) 350 a1645 por semana

Weekend prices available on request.

Información de las reservas:

Extra beds available in Casarão, White Stables and Casinha.


Restaurants 4km.




Estiramantens, 8800-504 Tavira, Algarve

Self-catering Casarão (self-catering)
House ~ 2 doubles, 1 twin.
Precio: (i) 980 a 1645 por semana
Self-catering Patio House (self-catering)
House ~ 2 twins; 1 shower room.
Precio: (i) 490 a 945 por semana
Self-catering White Stables (self-catering)
House ~ 2 twins; 1 bathroom, 1 shower room.
Precio: (i) 560 a 1050 por semana
Self-catering Casinha (self-catering)
Cottage ~ 1 double; 1 bath/shower room.
Precio: (i) 350 a 560 por semana

Jean-Jacques de Coninck

Visit website

+351 281 961099 (landline)

+351 961 142562(mobile)