Self-catering rental, sleeps up to 5, 3 minutes driving from Albufeira Marina
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About Jorge Pereira
Hi there, My name is Jorge Pereira. I was born in Lisbon, I currently live in Brisbane - Australia and have an agency in Algarve looking after our property - cleaning and maintenance. I simply love the property and location,,, I wish I could use it myself a bit more often! I hope you have the opportunity to reserve our property for an unforgetable holiday. Kind regards
Jorge Pereira purchased this Apartment in 2007
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Family of 4 with 2 children 5 and under.
The property is lovely, modern and clean and well kitted out with everything you might need. The pools just outside were great as well and although we're quite cold on the first day, appeared to warm up over the hot days we were there. Tommy's supermarket is a short walk for supplies and our girls loved playing air hockey at city bar! The two closest beaches are beautiful, we particularly liked arriffes beach which you can get to by walking over the cliffs by Sao Rafael beach or by road to left of the apartment. Sao Rafael beach is five mins downhill. We also loved gale beach (east side) which we got to by taxi which is great for kids. Zoomarine was close by . We got taxis to albuferia and were surpised to find a lot of places we liked by the strip and didn't really bother with the old town as the restaurant touts are pushy and annoying. We also got a train to Lagos and bus back the following day, preferring the bus by far! Overall, We had an excellent holiday mainly because the apartment and location were superb. However, I would say that of you have children that get easily bored it may not be the place for you as it's pretty chilled and relaxed and no play parks etc near by!
Property clean and tidy excellent loacation for beach holiday
Great place to stay
Close to a fab beach just a five minute walk
Few good restaurants
10 min walk to marina
Lovley pool for all family
A lovely apartment on a lovely, pretty complex.
Spacious apartment, very well equipped & superbly located on a very pretty complex with a spacious pool area including two pools, a bar with terrace & lots of sun loungers. The area of Sao Rafael boasts two small cove beaches one of which is no more than 5 minutes walk from the complex, both are delightful. There is a restaurant/bar on each of the beaches & a couple more restaurants & bars in the immediate vicinity. It's a quiet area but only a short drive from busy Albefeira if you want more diverse activity. We will definitely be visiting again.
A fine place to stay in the calm area of Sao Rafael.
We so enjoyed our stay at this apartment in Sao Rafael. We found it convenient to the wonderful grocery store Apolonia that also has wifi as well Albufeira and surrounds. We visited Roman ruins and small hill towns, the amazing Olhao fish and vegetable market and so many other interesting places. The people of Portugal were always helpful and kind and the food was sublime. We hope to return again.
We had a lovely holiday staying at this apartment in Sao Rafael. We are a family of four and our two young boys thoroughly enjoyed their time playing in the pool, which is right outside the apartment entrance. The apartment is very spacious and comes with all mod cons, including a washing machine which is very useful for families with young children. We rented a car for our trips up and down the Algarve coast, visiting towns, villages and potteries en route. We would certainly return. A great value holiday!
Excellent complex in great location
The apartment is ideal for a visit to this area. The pool is excellent and literally outside the front door. The apartment was spotlessly clean and offered all the facilities for a holiday stay. The walk to sao rafael beach took only 5 minutes. We hired a car but most evenings we walked into Albufiera, which took about 30minutes, and got a taxi back at a cost of 6€. Overall our family of 4 enjoyed a very relaxing week in a very quiet and pretty location. I would definately return here again.
Sao Rafael offers a wonderful setting for a peaceful holiday in Algarve. Its picturesque landscape, proximity to the beach and yet only minutes away from all the entertainment that Albufeira can provide, gives you the magic combination for an unforgettable holiday. You can find numerous restaurants catering for all tastes, including the always popular beach front bar/restaurants. Zoomarine, where you can swim with the dolphins, is only a short drive away.