Modern, comfortably furnished three storey house sleeps 7 and features 3 large bedrooms and 4 bathrooms (all bedrooms en-suite). This private complex comprising of only 38 houses is located in a peaceful, residential area of São Rafael. The communal swimming pool with a children’s pool is surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens and tennis court. A supermarket and bar is close by and the beautiful beaches and restaurants are within easy walking distance.
Villa in Sao Rafael, Sesmarias, Albufeira, Central Algarve - Swimming Pool, 10 mins walk to Beach
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 6, 2018
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Fantastic, real home from home
Very clean and tidy, spacious, fully equiped with all you need
We had a great stay in September this year. Everything was as described. Penny was very helpful in the lead up to our stay, communication was excellent. I can't recommend this villa highly enough and if we ever go back to Portugal would love to stay there again!
Clean villa in a good location and very well equipped
Nice villa in a good location with lots of really useful additional items, such as inflatables, towels, cool boxes etc. Air con would be good, especially in the August nights, and the bedroom locations ( 2 on the first floor and one in the basement ) may be a challenge for a family with younger children expecting the bedroooms to be within earshot. Overall a good base to explore the algarve.
A great, well equipped, spacious villa in fabulous location!
We had a great time in this villa, it's very spacious and even with the 5 of us there was an spare bedroom. The villa itself is well equipped with kitchen equipment and beach towels/equipment handy for those trips to the beach. There are 3 great beaches on the same road as the villa (within 10 minutes walk). Although we didn't brave the walk with the 3 kids so drove! Great local restaurants and shops would definitely come back.
Very well equipped, in good area with great swimming pool for the kids.
Nicely equipped, beach towels provided was a bonus, won't need them taking up packing space. Good beaches nearby but advise car to get near them, especially if weather is hot because they are a steep walk down/up. Stock up with supplies at bigger supermarkets because food is expensive.
Local restaurants are ok, some of the beach restaurants are good like Sao Rafael, which is smaller but ok. Rabbit beach was our favourite but drive to it, especially if you have a family/young ones. It's a nice beach, spans out, nice shell collecting & drinks/snack available.
House was plenty big enough- big basement room with 3 beds, well equipped ground floor with kitchen, lounge, large balcony, first floor with 3 balcony areas, 2 bedrooms (1double, 1 twin). All bedrooms with ensuite.
Only downside was lack of Wifi but nice to not have it really & complex seems to be more for the Portuguese, so lack of friends for kids to team up with. Otherwise all good but you will need a car.
A good stay though, thanks.
Nice villa in a lovely area
The villa was clean and tidy when we arrived and had everything that you ever need for your stay. The owner answered any questions quickly and was happy to let us check in early. The villa is large enough to sleep a big family all the beds are comfy. The villa has 4 showers and there was always enough hot water for us all. The villa has access to a tennis court, which we used daily...which didn't improve our game and a large swimming pool which was kept very clean. We used the pool daily as well despite the weather cooling down. The location in Sao Rafael is ideal for a nice walk into town past the harbor and up into the old town which takes around 30 mins. A taxi back after a meal in Salem II ( which is the best rib restaurant in town ) only cost approx 8 Euros. Another good day out is Zoo Marina which if you get a taxi from the harbor (cost 14 Euros) and is easier than booking the official transport as it is door to door. I would happily recommend this villa to friends and family with the knowledge that they would get a good holiday. Homeaway web site was also hassle free and will be using it again next year.
Thank you George for taking the time to write a review. I'm pleased you had an enjoyable holiday.
Beautiful beaches are within easy reach such as São Rafael (10 mins walk), Castelo, Coelha and Evaristo, the latter with a renowned beach restaurant and beach side lawn!
Faro airport is only 30 mins drive away and is the destination of many of the low cost airlines. The average flight time from the UK is 2 hours 45 mins, this teamed with the climate makes it an ideal holiday destination anytime of the year. If you prefer not to hire a car, taxis are very reasonable. Airport transfer for 7 people approx 45 euros.
Albufeira Marina is only a 5 mins drive away and a further 5 min to the old town of Albufeira, where you will find a vast array of shops, bars and restaurants as well as street entertainment. A 10 min drive inland will take you to Guia village, where the local chicken piri-piri dish is the order of the day, the fantastic Algarve Shopping Mall with cinema, bowling, restaurants and shops open until midnight.
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: A 25% non-refundable deposit is required at time of booking. The balance is due 8 weeks prior to departure or at the time of booking if within this period. A £100 refundable breakage deposit to be paid with the final balance. Changeover Day: The changeover day is flexible. Check in is 3pm. Check out is 10am. Where possible these times can be flexible by prior arrangement to accommodate your flights. Notes on prices: Prices are per week in UK pounds for 4 people. For each additional person (max 7) add: £84 per week (July & August) £70 per week (May, June & September) £63 per week (April, October, Xmas & New Year) £56 per week (January - March, November - December)