Visitors Book

Below are some genuine comments from visitors to the villa, these have come from the visitors book which is left in the villa or from e-mails we have received.

We hope you find it useful to read what others have said about our villa, we have always thought it was a special place and we are delighted to find others seem to think so too. If you have visited the villa and would like to leave a comment here, please email

We have really enjoyed our stay in your lovely villa, it is so well equipped with superb views in a peaceful location. Your hard work has paid off. Enjoyed the west coast – much like Donegal with sun! Food good in local restaurants and even with our lack of Portuguese we have been made most welcome in the local shops & restaurants.

Ivan, Judith, Alistair, Matthew & Lynsey – Portrush, Northern Ireland.


We have been to Monchique many times over the last 25 years, but this is the nicest villa we have stayed in.  The days have been filled with swimming, sun-bathing & eating! Still think Paraiso & Rampa are best with the added advantage you can walk there. We will definitely come again soon, Thank you Simon, a lot of thought & effort has gone into making your guests so welcome.

Bennett Family – Tunbridge Wells, Kent.


Thank you for staying in your lovely house. We spend wonderful week with beautiful weather and stunning sights to the coast over the Algarve. We will come back.

Claudia & Wolf – Switzerland


Wow what a wonderful villa, this is our first time that we have been to Monchique and have enjoyed the centre of Monchique. People are friendly and welcoming. We will be back soon.

The Wilcox family – Liverpool


Another wonderful holiday, we have spent many late evenings stargazing after returning from various restaurants. On this occasion we have observed a greater variety of birds and watched the Greater Spotted Woodpecker after hearing him every morning since we arrived. We will be back.

The Newton family – Wiltshire & Londan.


I had a really fun time here! Me and my brother & sister had a great time playing in the swimming pool. We enjoyed walking down the hill & collecting pine cones. The house is very big and it was nice to have a large amount of space. I hope we come back again because it was really fun!

Marci & Family – London


Really enjoyed staying at Casa Ninho After arriving in rain, high winds & low clouds it was amazing when the clouds blew away. Lovely villa, fire lit for our arrival, the sun came out after a couple of days and we enjoyed the pool, the BBQ and eating breakfast on the terrace. We visited fantastic beaches on the west coast, perfect villa for all your needs from 10 years old to 86 yours old! Thank you very much.

Mike, Becky, Sam, Ben & Peter – Colchester


Fantastic holiday had by all in a brilliant villa! This is the most clean and well equipped villa we have stayed in. Rampa does the best chicken Piri-Piri, well worth a wonder up the road.

Waring & McLean families – Cheshire


We had a lovely time in your Portuguese home. It’s been cosy and relaxing and we loved the house. It’s beautifully decorated and well equipped.

Adams Family


We have had a lovely time and the house is one of the best we have ever stayed in. Love the fact that you have provided those extra touches – would love to come back. The weather was a bit hit & miss but the fire made it lovely and cosy. Loved the maid service, I felt very spolit. Thank you for making it so welcoming.

Sally, John & Children - London


I must thank you for letting us spend such a great holiday at your villa. We have stayed in many villas over the years including several at Monchique but I have to say that Casa Ninho was by far the most comfortable and well-equipped. There was everything we needed and many thoughtful touches that were most appreciated. The kitchen was more than adequately furnished with crocks etc - our sole complaint is that the teapot is not family size ! The weather was perfect throughout, the pool well patronised and the Rampa and Paraiso seem hardly to have changed since we first came to Monchique 25 years ago. We had an excellent holiday so thank you again, Simon.  We hope to be back in the future.


(A family sized tea pot has now been added to the kitchen - Simon)


We have had a marvelous holiday and thoroughly enjoyed Casa Ninho which is so comfortable and well equipped. Some great days at the beach - we liked Monte Clerigo best but also borrdeira and Odeixcia and a good day out in Silves. Taking home some great memories and definitely hoping to come back.

Rhodri, Hilary, Sam, Rhizuun & Josh


Muito obrigado. We have really enjoyed our stay in your lovely villa, it is so well equipped with superb views in a peaceful location. Your hard work has paid off. Enjoyed the coast, much like Donegal with sun! Food good in local restaurants. Favorite places, Burgan, view from Foia & Lagos coves. Even with our lack of Portuguese we have been made most welcome in the local shops & restaurants.

Ivan, Judith, Matthew & Lynsey


What a superb villa, so well equipped and very comfortable. We've had a very relaxing week and enjoyed the pool and BBQ. Amazing views from Foia, just 5 minutes up the hill. We ate twice, Esplanada - Very friendly, great food and atmosphere and Parai so de Montaina at the top of the drive - very friendly and super food. Visited one beach west coast and went to Cabo de san vincente.

Hannah, Scott & Darren


Lovely villa, excellent location for many activities. Kids loved 'Splash & Slide' adults very keen on Piri Piri chicken at Rampa (the best we tried) West coast beaches are cool and relatively empty compared with south coast. Praia Monte Clerigo beach great for kids. Thanks for a great 2 weeks!

Julie, Chris, Abby & Fraser


Another comfortable home from home holiday in this lovely villa. The weather was superb, needed neither heating or pool heating but had a lovely log fire one cool evening (just to be cosy!) Thank you for a really memorable holiday!

Megan & Ray


A most enjoyable holiday in your lovely villa - great location! The weather was perfect we swam in the pool every day. We did the 'Lets walk No 1' but not on the best of days (sea mist on the west coast) We also did the 'Silves windmills walk' on a very hot day and really enjoyed leisurely exploration of Monchique, Caldas, Silves and the surrounding countryside. Thank you for a lovely holiday.

Barbara & Glen


The  villa is fabulous it is amazing how well equipped it is, especially the kitchen. I like to cook and wanted for nothing. Thanks for recommending restaurant at Alvor 'Cancico' - WOW Cabanas beach (East Algarve) and even Praia de Jos near Lagos - lovely. We've really enjoyed it here and hope to come to your villa again - Thanks!

Kerry, Chris, Eve & Heath


Another relaxing holiday mostly spent at the west coast and splash & slide at Lagoa - Thank you! PS, new Spar opened in Monchique this week, great for everything including BBQ supplies!

Julie, Chris, Abby, Fraser & Lucy


A fab holiday: Great villa, great views, very well equipped. Pool water reached 31 degrees C! It was so hot here. Thank you. PS The marmalade is delicious!

Parmar Family


This is our 5th time holidaying on the mountain and the 3rd stay in this villa. The villa is much improved and the views as stunning as ever. Great holiday, wonderful weather and 'Rampa's chicken piri piri excellent as usual - we hope to be back, thank you.

Newton Family


Lovely holiday in your fantastic villa. Loved the pool and the views - couldn't have asked for a better place. Very relaxing! Are at Rampa (nice), O Luar (Lovely squid & sardines) Abrigo da Montanha (very nice food & friendly) Don't miss out on the sunset at Foia. Hope to come back, Thank you.

Sonia & Duncan