Just returned from our 4th stay in Quinta de Monteverde - a truly magical place, steeped in history, wonderfully comfortable and altogether a delight. Nothing was too much trouble for our hosts, Fatima and José Mendonça, and I am already planning our next visit.
The location is ideal - beaches, golf, historic sights, stunning national parks, lovely walks and delightful restuarants all virtually on the doorstep. There is lots to do, but it is also a wonderful place for doing nothing (or at least very little) if that is your preference.
I recommend this place unreservedly.