There are some holiday rentals which are so great that we would wish to keep the secret to ourselves and hesitate to publish the virtues thereof on the Internet. I did hesitate, but it would not have been fair to the owners to keep Villa Ribeira do Bahno a secret. Villa Ribeira do Bahno is a great place to stay, and the owners do everything to make it so. Most beautiful and agreeable swimming pool ever experienced, great surroundings for hiking and biking, great honestly priced restaurants all around, not sure what more one could ask for (well, actually, we would have appreciated double beds in a least some bedrooms, rather than falling in between the two single beds when trying to get romantic, but that comment is only for the purpose of finding something trivially negative to say!).
Few golfers would a priori choose Caldas de Monchique as a golf destination, but they are quite wrong. Alamos/Morgada (15 minutes from the villa) are great! Alamos is like playing golf in a natural wildlife reserve, with hundreds of birds sometimes intimidatingly flying above the greens (which makes you think differently about the silly pretty fountains in lakes and artificial waterfalls along fairways of the Central Algarve courses). Palmares (30 minutes from the villa) is also very much underrated - it really deserves to be considered among the best in the Algarve and perhaps even top-100 in Europe - Palmares also recently added nine "links" holes (19 to 27) which are beauties - and frustrating beauties because of their difficulty!