Sobre O Mar is a spacious luxury villa on the Sao Rafael estate close to Albufeira, in the Algarve. With large manicured gardens and a private pool this Villa is ideal for adults and children alike. The Villa has four bedrooms two of which are en suite, a living room, dining room kitchen and utility room. Upstairs the master double bedroom has an en suite bathroom plus a private sun-terrace with lovely sea views. All bedrooms and lounge area at Sobre O Mar are air conditioned/heated. The outside of this stunning villa offers large lawns with flower beds and palm trees, a private pool and a built-in barbecue. This is topped off by sea views and a secluded sun lounging area and is only a short walk to magnificent beaches. There are many restaurants and shops close by and Albufeira with is lively night life and bustling old town center is less than 10 minute car journey.
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Villa in Sao Rafael, Albufeira, Central Algarve, Portugal - Quiet Area Within 400 M Of Beach And Walking Distance To Several Restaurants
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- Aug 13, 2018
Proud owner of a magnificent property in the sun which we hope to enjoy for many years.
Why Victoria chose Albufeira
Sea views and easy walking to the beaches and restaurants were some of the main reasons that helped us decide on this property. It is also very convenient for golf and airport access
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
This villa has everything! It's spacious, has a big secluded garden with a nice pool. The view over the ocean is great and it is quiet sorroundings. It's only 400m to the beach!
Thank you very much for this lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that you liked the great sea views and proximity to the beaches.
We would be delighted to have you back again in the future and please tell your friends !!.
Thank you again for staying in Sobre o Mar.
Beautiful villa and lovely peaceful location
We stayed at the villa for the last week of the school holidays. We were a party of 5 and a 10 month old baby. From the outset the owner Victoria was very helpful and replied quickly to all our varied questions. We arranged the taxi via the villa manager Tracy. Nuno was there to pick us up and was really nice and his English was good. We used the company through our stay. Tracy was also really helpful with internet issues which she sorted out and when we locked ourselves out one evening!
The villa is very spacious, has great sea views and provides a lovely relaxing holiday. The pool is certainly not small and provided enough 'entertainment' for us all with baby and our 10 year old grand daugther. The small beach is a few minutes walk and has a nice restaurant. For a night out it is a 5 minute taxi ride to Alberfera or an hour stroll ( with no push chair!). A great experience because of the vila's facilities, location and helfulness of all involved. If we return to that part of Porfugal we would certainly stay at the villa again.
An extreme!y well maintained & equipped villa.
Over the years we have rented many holiday properties & have had some disappointments but this certainly did not apply to Sobre O Mar. The villa exceeded our expectations in every respect. The garden was lovely & the bougainvillea were in full bloom as per the photo. The house has 4 good bedrooms & the kitchen was very well equipped. We would certainly rent this property again.
Thank you very much for the fantastic review which is much appreciated. We want and hope that all our guests feel the same and work hard to maintain a high standard. We are so pleased that the villa and gardens exceeded your expectations.
You will be most welcome back.
We've just had a fantastic week at Sobre o Mar villa. The villa, its colourful gardens and sea views are stunning. The nearby beaches are all excellent (lovely sand and visually spectacular). The nearby Rabbit Beach has an abundance of very large shells in amongst the sand. The villa was definitely a highlight of our holiday and I highly recommend it.
`Thank you very much for the great review. We are delighted that the villa met, or even exceeded, your expectations which makes us very happy. The beaches and walks in the area are truly stunning and we are glad you had a chance to explore them.
We look forward to having you back again and thank you for staying with us in Sobre o Mar
Extremely Nice Villa
The villa is nicely located, quiet location but not far to town. The villa was well maintained, clean and fully fitted out with all you need.
We enjoyed our time at the villa, cooking and bbq'ing.
The arrival and all was well organised.
We will definitely return.
Thank you very much for your very nice review. We are so glad you enjoyed your trip and that the weather was so nice for you at this time of year.
We would be delighted to have you stay again and look forward to your next visit.
Had a fantastic stay at this Villa. It was clean, spacious and well maintained. It was exactly what we 5 Ladies over 50 were looking for. It was very relaxing around the pool and within walking distance of two beaches with two very nice restaurants. We cooked brunch everyday and cocktails around the pool in the afternoon. It is not necessary to have a car but if you dont mind driving it is a plus. We got around using taxis which cost us about 8 euros to get into albuferia old town where we found some very good restaurants, Os Arcos (very good fish and chocolate cake and very friendly ate here twice) The Bistro excellent and also O Manjar. did not get to go to Dom Carlos this time as had some very fussy eaters with us( coeliac and no butter or cream) but it is still my favourite restaurant. Had a few good sing songs at Sherry's bar. I would highly recommend this villa, as we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and intend to come back there with my own family.
Thank you so much for your very nice review. We are always delighted when our guests have a great time. We think the villa and general area are very conducive to relaxing and having a good time and from the sound of it your group certainly seems to have taken it all in.
We would be delighted if you came back again with your family and look forward to welcoming you again. Thanks again for your kind words.
Special interest holidays:
There is great walking in the area with cliff or beach walks a must.
Arrifes beach is just a 5 minute walk (400mtrs) away and Sao Rafael beach which is ranked as one of the top beaches in the world is a few minutes further on. The coastal walks are magnificent but good footwear is recommended for this. Both of these beaches have restaurants and bar areas. Several other beaches along the coast are just a few minutes drive away and offer small coves and large beaches. Gale beach which goes all the way to Armacao de Pera is approx. 10km long.
Faro airport is the closest airport and is approximately 35 minute drive away.
Car hire is not essential as there is walking to beaches and restaurants but a car is useful for visiting all the local attractions.
Sao Rafael is a quiet urbanisation which links with the general Gale area and has many restaurants and supermarkets. Portugal’s only two Michelin star restaurant Vila Joya is just a 5 minute drive away.
Zoomarine water park is approx 20 minutes away.
Albufeira is the closest large town and it is a 5 minute drive to the marina with the old town and strip are a little further on.
Booking Notes: A 25% non-refundable deposit is requested at time of booking and full payment is due five weeks prior to arrival. A £400 refundable damage deposit is also requested and this will be returned after the holiday assuming there is no damage. Changeover Day: To facilitate cheaper flights the changeover day is flexible.