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Wonderful villa, private pool, sea view, 5 min. walk to beach, A/C, free Wifi

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 2,873 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Stunning Prime location, Lush setting, Short walk To Beach, 4 bedrooms, sleeps 9

Set in a walled garden, with a gated driveway parking 3 cars, Villa Acqua, enjoys one of the best locations on this exclusive resort. The stunning Sao Rafael beach is a short walk away. A large shaded terrace with sea views, equipped with tables and chairs, a barbecue, private pool and lush lawns and garden is ideal for alfresco entertaining. The spacious living room opens onto the terrace through glass patio doors. It incorporates an open fireplace, easy chairs, sofa and satellite TV and an adjoining open plan, more formal dining area. The fully-equipped kitchen has ample storage, as well as a utility room, with washing machine and an outdoor drying area. A hallway leads to one double and two twin bedrooms, main bathroom facilities, and to a staircase to the self-contained double en suite bedroom. This has a large private sun terrace with superb sea view. The living room and the bedrooms have air conditioning. The Villa is ideal to relax and enjoy the sun in a comfortable environment with free WiFi, yet also have access to excellent leisure facilities. A mid week housecleaning is also included.

Local Amenities: A small supermarket with bakery is five minutes walk away, and the wonderful beach restaurants of Sao Rafael and Arrifes are just five minutes walk away. Within walking distance are many other restaurant options. Tennis courts are available to book nearby. Within a few minutes drive is Apolónia, one of the best supermarkets in the country. Algarve Shopping, a large mall, is a 15 min. drive away, open until late, with many shops, restaurants, bowling, and eight cinemas. The new Albufeira Marina is only a few minutes drive or 15 min walk, offering boat trips, fishing and many other excursions.

Leisure Activities: Sao Rafael is a very well located central point on the coast of Algarve. From here it is easy to go to a wide variety of beaches, to visit many typical towns both to the East and West of this region. In Albufeira there are a wide choice of restaurants, coffee shops and bars, small cobblestone streets plenty of shops and street stalls. Many of the Algarve’s local attractions are within easy reach, including Zoomarine, Aqualand, Slide&Splash and other attractions for children and adults alike. The small town of Guia famous for its piri-piri chicken is close by, the medieval town of Silves, Monchique in the mountains and the Vilamoura Marina are less than an hour away. Oura beach and bustling Montechoro strip with its shops, restaurants, and bars is a half an hour drive away.

Weather: Although the winter months see some rain, there is sunshine all year round in Sao Rafael, with warm weather starting as early as March. Come Easter time there are people on the beach albeit with a colder sea. And from April the beach restaurants are fully operational every day and the summer warmth begins with the beach’s clear, tranquil, turquoise waters. Both May and June are gloriously peaceful months to enjoy Sao Rafael as they are calmer less busy months. July, August and September are lively, with summer in full swing. And in October the calm returns with often, still great weather.

More Details
Registration Number : 4800/AL

Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in the Albufeira in the Municipality of Albufeira

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2873 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
  • Towels provided and refreshed weekly.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , en suite with pool view
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , pool view
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , garden view
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , en suite with private terrace, sea view
  • Babycots available on request. Bed linen provided and refreshed weekly. All bedrooms are bright and spacious with views over either the pool, the garden or the sea. All have parquet flooring, large built-in wood wardrobes, small bedside chest of drawers, a mirrored chest of drawers and mosquito window screens fitted. Beach towels provided inside wardrobes.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Porch Furniture
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Living room has a 40' wide LCD satellite TV with over 100 channels from various countries, spoken in many different languages, showing news, films, music, sports, etc. Additionally cable TV is offered with the usual channel packages. Well equipped kitchen with dish washing machine, microwave, large fridge/freezer, oven and electric hob, including adjacent utility room with washing machine and outdoor patio for line drying clothes. Seating for 12 people across three adjoining tables for alfresco entertaining under the shaded terrace. Ten reclining pool loungers available, eight by the pool and terrace and two for the private sun terrace on the upper floor. Beach parasols and beach towels included. Light mid-week cleaning included. Breakfast and light meals available by the communal pool of the resort. Spa available in 5-star hotel also within the resort.


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Wonderful villa, private pool, sea view, 5 min. walk to beach, A/C, free Wifi
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

A really beautiful, well maintained property in a quiet area, close to beaches and restaurants

  • 5 of 5


  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear James, Thank you for your nice review. We are glad you liked the house and enjoyed your holiday. You are very welcome anytime you want to come back. Best wishes. Maria
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Another fantastic week !

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to the villa as we had such a fantastic time last year.

I can honestly say it is a perfect holiday. The villa is beautiful with fabulous pool and gardens and the location couldn't be better. A short walk to 2 stunning beaches and surrounded by lovely restaurants.

The owner Maria is a pleasure to deal with and we would defiantly recommend her holiday home to anyone looking for a perfect holiday.

Thanks again Maria 😍

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful villa

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from 8 lovely days at this beautiful villa.

It is very spacious, very clean and even better than the pictures represent.

The villa is in a great position for access to the beach and some lovely restaurants.

The owner Maria replied very quickly to any queries and questions we had and a small problem with some outside lights was dealt with immediately. Can't wait to go back again and would recommend it to anyone for a wonderful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautifuly clean and spacious Villa.

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful holiday at this villa, very clean and spacious. Lovely pool, well kept gardens. Short walk to two beautiful beaches. A bit of a long walk though to supermarkets but taxi's aren't a bad price. Only one criticism, cupboard totally bear, we arrived quite late in the evening, hoped there would be a welcome park there but there was absolutely nothing.Water, milk and tea even would have been a nice gesture. Also absolutely nothing like a small bit of salt and pepper etc. in the sale and pepper pots to give but one example.

Apart from that small criticism a great time was had by all, 8 of us with ages that ranged from 3 to 69. Would recommended it.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superbe !

  • 5 of 5

Maison superbe, appréciée par la totalité du groupe. Plus que surpris par la beauté des lieux, encore mieux que sur les photos !

Maria est une personne formidable qui a su apporté des réponses à toutes nos questions. Je recommande vivement ;)


  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Sao Rafael beach
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Salgados golf
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
A22 'Via Infante de Sagres', exit 9
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
São Rafael beach rest., Sardinha at Arrifes beach
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
São Rafael and Arrifes
Car: recommended

Sao Rafael is an idyllic, sought after location. The resort is an established condominium of privately owned apartments and villas, three kilometres west of Albufeira, and no more than forty minutes drive from Faro airport. Built in traditional Portuguese style with white walls and terracotta tiled roofs, and within lush landscaped gardens with fruit trees, palms and flowers, it is just a short walk to two beautiful sandy cove beaches, São Rafael and Arrifes, and their renowned beach restaurants. Both are blue flag beaches and regarded as Algarve treasures. Set in a coastline of exceptional beauty, its cliff walks offer dramatic views and are a wonderful way to explore the area. Many of the Algarve’s local attractions are within easy reach. Five minutes drive to the Salgados golf course with many others less than thirty minutes drive away, the location is also an ideal base for those who want to explore Algarve's East and West coast.

Other Activities: Boat trips from Albufeira and Vilamoura Marinas

Golf: An ideal location for the golf enthusiast, Salgados Golf is less than a 10 min. drive away. Also nearby, are the Sheraton Pine Cliffs course as well as the O'Connor and the 18-hole championship standard Faldo golf course. Vilamoura's Old Course and Victoria Course are some twenty minutes drive.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in the Albufeira, Portugal

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
July 2
14 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 1
1 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2
15 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 1
3 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £311.69

Housecleaning once per week is included, with a light cleaning mid-week on Wednesday for changeover on Saturday.
Special rates available for long winter lets, please get in touch!*
Please note that in the rare colder months during Winter there is a cap on the electricity spent, please ask.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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