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Algarve, Casa Julio, Albufeira Town, Beside The Strip

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Beautiful 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom Villa, with private pool

Casa Julio is a beautiful 4 bedroom 3 bathroom private villa, with a lovely private swimming pool, located in the heart of Albufeira town, only 4 minutes walk from the main part of the strip in the New town where you will find plenty of bars, restaurants, cafés, shops, supermarkets, nightclubs and night-life. Although very close to the strip it is in-between the new town and the old town, making it accessible if you which to visit both areas. Oura's sandy beach is a 6 minute walk where you can enjoy and relaxing on the sandy beach, dipping into the sea where there are plenty of water sports on offer. With many bars, cafés and restaurants looking onto the sea to easily cater for all.

Casa Julio is a newly fitted villa, with all furniture, bathrooms, and kitchen with integrated appliances new for the 2013 season. It has air conditioning in the living room, and all bedrooms with a neutral light cream porcelain tile throughout the villa.

As you enter the gate to the villa which is located on a quiet, private corner plot you will access the spacious grounds to the villa with a parking area on immediate entry. To the right is the main front door with the private south facing swimming pool receiving direct sunlight throughout the day with sun loungers, built in BBQ and outside dining area surrounding the pool to provide an excellent entertaining space. The villa is fully fenced off for privacy and security.

As you enter the villa through the main door you are met by the central hallway with bedroom 1 directly off to the left, as you go past bedroom 1 the open plan kitchen living room is to the right.

As you continue past the door to the living room bedrooms 2, 3 and 4 are accessed with the main communal bathroom centrally located beside bedrooms 2 and 3.

All the accommodation is located on ground floor level which makes it ideal for those with children and people with disabilities. All windows and doors have metal bars for extra security with a safe located inside the villa.

The Living room, internal dining area and kitchen are all open plan with 2 large glass sliding doors looking out onto the swimming pool.

The brand new white gloss kitchen is fully integrated with dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster, oven and hob with granite worktop.

The sitting room enjoys a spacious sitting area to accommodate 10 people comfortably with the breakfast area beside the fully integrated kitchen. There is a separate laundry area off the kitchen. The open plan living area has air conditioning, digital television, coffee table and 3 sofas.

The configuration of the bedrooms is as follows:

Bedroom 1: Located beside the main entrance to the villa with Double bed and a single bed, fitted wardrobe, beside table, dressing table and large en suite shower room. With air conditioning

Bedroom 2: Located beside the living room and main bathroom, with fitted wardrobes, bedside table, double bed, and dressing table with mirror. There is a hair dryer located in one of the drawers. With air conditioning.

Bedroom 3: Located beside bedroom 2 and 4 and directly outside the main bathroom. With Double bed, fitted wardrobes, dressing table with mirror, and air conditioning.

Bedroom 4: Located at the end of the hallway with fitted wardrobe, dressing table, air conditioning, en suite shower facilities, and 3 single beds

The main bathroom has a bath with shower, bidet, toilet and sink with vanity unit.

All furnishing have been finished to a high modern standard.

Outside the villa the private pool is approximately 8x4m with mosaic tiles. The 10 sun loungers surround the pool with the outside dining area shaded just outside the sliding doors of the living room and looking onto the pool.

The pool is heated via the solar panel dispensing excess heat from the Panel to the pool, allowing the water the heat comfortable level.

There is a pool table at the side of the villa which looks onto the swimming pool. The BBQ is located outside next to the door to the kitchen for ease of access to supply and serve food next to the swimming pool.

The Villa is very private and secure with a high white fence surrounding the villa and metal bars on all windows and doors. There is a safe located in the villa for guests to store their valuables.

More Details

Property Manager
Jim Murray
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Polish, Finnish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 September, 2018

About Jim Murray

Located in Jersey, CI, we have been established within the rental market for the past 10 years and can provide advise with our in-depth knowledge of Albufeira and the Algarve.

Jim Murray purchased this villa in 2012

Why Jim Murray chose Areias de São João

Villa centrally located in Albufeira town, spacious, modern, quiet and private. Although very close to the strip it is in-between the new town and the old town, making it accessible if you which to visit both areas.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Areias de São João around the Albufeira

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
  • 0 story
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • town
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite for Bedroom 1
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite for bedroom 4
  • All modern bath and shower rooms with fitted vanity units. Bath and hand towels supplied for all guests.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 3 Single Bed
  • All bedrooms have air conditioning, fitted wardrobes, dressing tables with mirror with floor tiles
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We try to assist where possible, we can arrange for airport transfers to and from Faro airport, please provide the number of people travelling for a quote. If you require a chef we can the details for a chef to cook at the villa for the ultimate convenience. We can arrange additional maid service please enquire for further information. We can provide a wifi dongle, where a deposit is required for the unit where multiple wifi devices can be used at the same time to use the internet including phones and tablets, please enquire for further information. If you wish to pursue certain activities whilst in Albufiera and the Algarve please let us know and we will try to assist.


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Algarve, Casa Julio, Albufeira Town, Beside The Strip
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Ideal For All

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Casa Julio for 3 nights at the end of June. 8 of us went and couldn't find fault with a thing. Location was nice and quiet, perfect to relax in the day and close enough to supermarkets, restaurants & bars when needed during this time. As a group of 30-40 year olds we found the "old town" was much more suited to us, plenty of places to eat and the price was more than reasonable, if you're a wine fan you wont be disappointed either. The bars and nightlife in the old town were superb too, even if we all ended up with a shocking hangover!!

As for Jim... he sorted everything for us and is a credit to his company. From the initial booking to the transfers to anything we needed, he was always on hand. A definite 10/10 for booking experience. I'm already looking to see what I can arrange with him for next year.

A word goes out to Miguel also who met us on arrival and set up the WIFI etc and showed us around.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay so much with us at Casa Julio, and that all the arrangements for your trip worked seemlessly. Looking forward to assisting your and your friends and family again in the future & once again thank you for booking with Columbia Villas.
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Layout well designed for 5 of us

  • 4 of 5

Recently 5 of us enjoyed a two week stay here. My 90 year old mum, My brother and sister in law and my husband and I enjoyed that we had 3 bathrooms and that the bedrooms were far enough apart. It gave us privacy while still being able to enjoy the kitchen, dining and living room areas together.

While the weather did not cooperate with our desire to sit out around the lovely pool, we enjoyed fresh orange juice squeezed from the oranges on the tree every morning.

The location was very good and quiet. There is a phenomenal Sushi restaurant right across the street.

There was a big mix up in communication the first night. It was resolved the next morning. When there was a problem with the hot water, Miguel, the property manager had it fixed as soon as we reported it.

All in all we enjoyed our stay here.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Location, property and management!! ****

  • 5 of 5

Booked this villa for a hen party. It was perfect!! Everything you need is within 5minutes of a walk. The villa itself was everything we needed! Definitely recommend this location and property! The manager Jim who I booked through was fabulous and helped me with transfers from the airport and made things a whole lot easier. The housekeeper Miguel was also fantastic, thanks to them they made the holiday that bit more special!

Will definitely be returning as soon as able!


  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Libertos on 'The Strip'
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Albufeira Marina
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
On the Strip
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Car: not necessary

Casa Julio is located in the centre of Albufeira town, it is located on a quiet road with the benefit of being just a 5 minute walk to the strip where you will find plenty of bars, restaurants, and nightlife.

The Old Town is a 15 minute walk with the more established restaurants with bars and nightlife along the historic cobbled roads with a beautiful sandy beach with beautiful sea views.

'The Strip', includes popular bars such as Mickey Boons, Matt's Bar, Patcha, Cuica, Café del Mar, Café Mambo, Savannah Bar, Rick's Place Bar, Zoo, BJ's,Blue Star Cafe, Garage, Reno's, La Bamba, Jazz, Gaggs, and Wild & Co and sultan bar. There is also an extremely popular nightclub, Kiss which is located along the way down to the beach.

Oura beach is approximately 7 minutes walk away with Forte Sao Joao beach 10 minutes walk away.

There are plenty of supermakets located close by. The largest supermarket 'Modelo' is located 10 minutes walk from the villa. There is a spar supermarket 5 minutes walk away.

If you require assistance with airport transfers please contact us and we will be able to arrange this for you and email you your transfer vouchers that you just need to print off and provide to the driver on arrival. Payment for this service can be made directly to the driver when you arrive at the villa and again when you are dropped back off at the airport on your final day.

The Algarve coast is known for some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. The Algarve has approximately 3000 hours of sunshine a year and is generally Dry.

Jan-March = Warm during the day, gets cold once the sun goes down

April - May = Hotter and Dryer, warmer in the evenings

June - September = Hot and Dry Morning , Day and Night

October = 24 degrees during the Day, ideal for Golf

November - December = Generally Warm but bring a jumper

Albufeira is one of the top holiday destinations in the Algarve. With its mix of New and Old Town. The old town remains an unusually pretty village with its narrow cobblestone streets, twisting lanes of whitewashed houses and terracotta roofs above a beautiful spread of beaches. In the day time walk around all the local shops and have a drink in one of the many Bar's and Restaurant over looking the picturesque beaches. In the night watch the town come alive with street performers and music . In one of the many great Restaurant's why not try chicken piri piri one of the local dishes.

In the New Town you have late Bars and Discos open in the early hours. With some more great Restaurants. Also don't forget about Slide and Splash, Aqualand, Zoomarine all with in 20min drive and some of finest golf course with in 10min drive.

Albufeira is the largest resort in the Algarve with excellent golf courses within easy reach. Located in central Algarve.

Golf Courses: Algarve has some of the best Golf courses of all differing scales and prices.

Below are a list of Activities that you may wish to pursue on your holiday in the Algarve:

Zoo Marine

Slide and Splash

Karting in Almancil


Boat Trips


Horse Riding




Recommended Restaurant: A Quinta - Located in Loule

It has 300 or more days of sunshine annually. The Spanish border is only 45 min on the A22 Eastward, it is possible to get a ferry to Morocco it approx a half hour crossing.. Vilamoura (resort) is only 10 min away, it is a Golfers and Yachting paradise. The largest shopping centre in the Algarve is less then10 min drive, located in Guia village, 'Shopping Algarve' Complex has everything, Cinemas , 10 Pin Bowling Fast food outlets , restaurants + all the main high street shops. On the opposite side of the road to 'Shopping Algarve' you have the Retail Park with all your electrical and home needs. Lisbon + Fatima can be seen on a day trip by train from Albufeira station.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa around the Areias de São João,

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
October 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
November & December 2018
1 Nov 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas & New Year 2018/19
20 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
January & February 2019
5 Jan 2019 - 28 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
March 2019
1 Mar 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
April 2019
1 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May 2019
1 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
June 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
July 2019
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Jul 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
August 2019
1 Aug 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
September 2019
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
October 2019
1 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
November & December 2019
1 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas & New Year 2019/2020
20 Dec 2019 - 4 Dec 2020
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

For stays of less than five nights please contact the property manager for a quote as the daily rate is more expensive. Check in is after 2pm and check out is 11am. We can be flexible on these times if we do not have a short change over period, please enquire for the times that you wish to arrive and depart from the villa. We can store your luggage for you if you are arriving early and can hold your luggage if you have a late departure.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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