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Beautiful Flat In Sao Rafael, with pool and 5 min walk to beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,087 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Large Pool, Quiet Location, 500m To Beach, Near Albufeira And Golf. Sleeps 4/5

This two-bedroom apartment is spacious (101m2) and fully equipped. It is an ideal holiday home for two couples or a family. The apartment is set amongst several acres of green and flowery scenery and located 500m from the gorgeous São Rafael beach (recently voted the best in the Algarve and fourth best in Europe). Its clear turquoise waters and white sand, along with the rocks and the cliffs make it a very natural and inviting beach environment. You can enjoy the views from one of the many nearby cliff walks or just chill and taste the freshly caught fish at the locally run beach restaurants.

The apartment is in a private condominium of low rise white painted Portuguese style buildings with terracotta roofs. The complex has a large main swimming pool and separate children’s pool. The apartment sleeps 4 and has one double bedroom and one twin bedroom, each with balconies overlooking the gardens. Spacious lounge with dining area for six people. Big balcony ideal for sunbathing, barbecued meal or just a glass of wine. Short drive or beautiful walk to nearby Albufeira marina and the beautifully restored Old Town.

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Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Sesmarias in Albufeira

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1087 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Second bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • Stereo ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The apartment is cleaned and fresh linen are supplied (includes beach towels). Can be cleaned during your stay at small extra charge, if wished. Baby cot is available at no additional cost. The best solution for Internet is to buy a 17.5 euros data sim card from Vodafone at the nearby 'Algarve shopping' center. Television, DVD player, video library, music library, games (dominos, chess, etc.), books and a pool table are all available in a communal room by the swimming pool.


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Beautiful Flat In Sao Rafael, with pool and 5 min walk to beach
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

D'une année à l'autre, magnifique séjour apprécié et attendu

  • 5 of 5

Tout y est ! un appartement propre, accueillant et correspondant à la description dans un complexe calme avec de jolis jardins et une grande piscine. La superbe plage de Sao Rafael est accessible à pied en quelques minutes. Le shopping et la vie nocturne à Albufeira à 10 minutes de voiture. Les propriétaires sont charmants!

A recommander, simplement.

Chantal C.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely peaceful holiday

  • 5 of 5

Lovely clean apartment with ample room for 4 persons. The manager Richard was very friendly and helpful. with plenty of advice on best places to visit, and he was just a phone call away if needed. Large pool on the complex which was very relaxing and quiet. Would advise people to shop at Lidls if they are visiting for more than a few days, we like walking so tended to walk and get taxi back which are frequent and not expensive. We walked to 5 beachs on our 10 day stay, all beautiful and worth a visit. We would recommend walking to the Marina and into old town Albufeira great atmosphere in the evenings spent people watching and taxi back after a few drinks and a meal. Would also recommend Nelsons Bar, lovely homecooked food, and drink.

All in all a fantastic holiday, lovely apartment, and great weather, would definately visit again!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simplement magnifique

  • 5 of 5

Appartement très propre et correspondant tout à fait aux photos. La gérante est très aimable. J'ai recommandé cet appartement à des amis qui ont aussi été enchantés de leur séjour, et j'y retourne moi-même pour la 3ème fois cette année !

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Très bel appartement calme

  • 4 of 5

Très beau séjour la propriété est calme avec une grande piscine et proche de la plage

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Très bon Séjour

  • 4 of 5

Appartement très propre, dans une résidence verdoyante et bien entretenu. A l'arrivée nous avons été très bien accueilli par Richard, qui nous a remis les clés.

La piscine de la résidence est assez grande avec 2 bassins, dont un pour les plus petits.

La situation de l'appartement est idéal à 5 minutes à pied de la plage de Saône Rafael, et à moins de 10 minutes en voiture du centre ville d'Albufeira et de toutes commodités!

Seul petit bémol, nous avions rarement notre place de parking car n'étant pas numéroté et noté privé tous le monde s'y gare.

Les propriétaires José et Nathalie, sont disponibles et vraiment adorables et essaient de trouver toutes les solutions si vous rencontrez un problème sur place.

Une location à conseiller avec ou sans enfants.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Ferienwohnung in ruhiger Wohngegend

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben dort als Familie mit 2 Kindern unseren Sommerurlaub verbracht und alles hat super geklappt. Die Ferienwohnung ist gut ausgestattet, die Lage ist in Standnähe wie beschrieben und die Strände in der Nähe sind einfach traumhaft.

Ein Auto ist unserer Meinung doch empfehlenswert, wenn man die tolle Gegend erkunden möchte. Die Ferienanlage ist sehr gepflegt, fast täglich sind Gärtner und Co. vor Ort, um die Pflanzen zu pflegen oder einfach nur die Wege sauberzuhalten.cDer Pool ist sehr groß und mit 2,7m auch überraschend tief, was unsere Kinder mit Ihren Tauchbrillen recht rege genutzt haben. Die Liegen sind in der ANzahl nicht ganz ausreichend, aber es waren noch genügend Stühle als Ausweichmöglichkeit vor Ort.

WIr sagen danke an den Vermieter und an alle, die rund um die Ferienwohnung für Ordnung und Sauberkeit gesorgt haben.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
CS Sao Rafael Suite Hotel
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
A22 exit 13
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Sao Rafael Beach Restaurant
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Sao Rafael
Car: not necessary

Sao Rafael is one of the most beautiful holiday locations on the south coast of Portugal. Two of the few 5* Algarve hotels have selected that part of the coast to establish their business. Car is not necessary as we can organise airport transfer for the short 35 minute drive from Faro airport. Sao Rafael is also the name of the sheltered blue flag beach within easy walking distance from the apartment. A few basic shops and some lovely restaurants are also within walking distance, with plenty of amenities a short drive or pleasant walk away: Albufeira's old town or bustling 'strip'; Zoo Marine, where you can swim with the dolphins; the thematic Algarve Shopping Centre; and Albufeira Marina where you can enjoy several day or half-day boat trips around the coastline. Numerous golf courses are also located nearby including the challenging Salgados links course, the Sheraton Pine Cliffs and Balaia 9 hole course.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Sesmarias, Algarve

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Spring 2018
12 May 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Early Summer 2018
16 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer 2018
14 Jul 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 2018
15 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2016/2017
1 Nov 2018 - 15 Mar 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £131.74

Please contact us for long stays as prices can differ.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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