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Charming Poolside Apartment, Sea View, 5 min.walk to beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Tranquil Beachside Location, Communal Pools steps away, Self-catering, Sleeps 4

Overlooking the swimming pools and situated in the heart of the resort, this very well presented and fully equipped two bedroom apartment offers ideal holiday accommodation for a small family or group of friends. An airy, comfortable lounge, with satellite TV including international channels, an open plan dining area, a kitchen with breakfast bar, and appliances, together with two outdoor sitting areas with tables and chairs, a quiet veranda at the back and a front porch just opposite the pools, comprise its first floor. Upstairs, there are two bedrooms, both with small balconies and open views across the resort, one overlooking the pool, the other with a sea view, as well as a well appointed bathroom.

This sweet duplex apartment makes a wonderful holiday accommodation with both the main pool and childrens pool just outside the front door and porch, and with the beach only a five minutes walk away.

Safe and secure, the tranquil environs will delight families and friends wishing to both get away from it all, but also have access to excellent leisure facilities, as well as the opportunity for a great night out in the nearby town of Albufeira.

More Details
Registration Number : 4608/AL

Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in the Albufeira in the Faro District

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • Towels provided and refreshed weekly.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , sea view
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , pool view
  • Bed linen provided and refreshed weekly. Bright and spacious, both bedrooms have twin beds, small balconies with open views across Sao Rafael, one overlooks the pools, the other faces the sea, large built-in wardrobes, small bedside chest of drawers, a dressing table with mirror, insect screen balcony shutter doors and wall heaters for winter stays. An iron and ironing board are included. Cot available on request.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Veranda ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The satellite TV has several international channels showing news, films, music, sports, etc., spoken in many languages and including UK channels. The TV also receives all the local Portuguese channels.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

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Charming Poolside Apartment, Sea View, 5 min.walk to beach
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Lovely, enjoyable holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a great holiday and the apartment was lovely, everything we needed. The pool and the whole complex was very clean and well maintain. A great location but wish we had hired a car - we will do next time! Thank you Maria for such great communication and always being on the end of a phone for any questions. Really great place and we will certainly be back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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In 1 word lovely

  • 4 of 5

We have found this apartment at home away, this was the first time we did a booking true home away, and to be honest, this was one of the best 'value for money' experience. The contact with the owner was keen and fast, the key collection whent easy and the apartment was clean, spacious and had enough facilities. There where only 2 points of attention and those are, there is no toilet on ground level and the beds where quite hard, but I think that's normal in Portugal, because the other apartment that we had, we had the same mattresses. The area was wonderful and the st. Rafael beach was amazing and 3 minutes walk from the apartment. The pool at the apartment was big and had enough sunbeds. Also we had a baby with us and Maria took care that we a facilities for the baby without any surcharge, compliments! Love stay in a wonderful area! I can really recommend this apartment!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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très belle location

  • 5 of 5

Très bel appartement conforme à la description, propre , spacieux , très bien équipé situé dans des jardins magnifiques, avec piscine bien entretenue et au calme La plage accessible à 10mn à pied. Très bon contact avec la ..propriétaire

2 très bons restaurants à proximité et1 commerce proche.

Nous recommandons cette location qui nous a plu énormément.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

La location est exactement comme les photos, les plages sont toutes proches et magnifique. Nous avons passé un très bon séjour, Albufeira est très animé. Nous recommandons Sao rafael. La propriétaire a mis à disposition toutes les infos nécessaires sur place et les échanges très sympathiques. Famille Leroux

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Belle location proche de la mer

  • 5 of 5

Très bel appartement bien situé à proximité de la piscine et vu sur la mer, des vacances réussies dans un endroit calme et fleuri. Les propriétaires sont attentifs à ce que l'on passe un séjour agréable.

Nous recommandons cette location qui nous donne envie d'y revenir.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup, Hervé! Nous sommes très heureux que vous ayez aimé votre séjour à S. Rafael et nous espérons vous accueillir à nouveau.
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  • 5 of 5

Appartement conforme à la description et aux photos.

Résidence au calme piscine bien entretenue et la plage accessible 5 à 10mn à pied.

Très bon contact avec la propriétaire, merci pour ces superbes vacances.

Nous recommandons cette location.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
São 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, Arrifes beach, Praia Grande
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 apartment in the Albufeira, Portugal

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Airport transfers can be arranged if needed.
For winter lets, please contact owner.
Please note that in the rare colder months there is a cap on the electricity spend, please ask.
During the high season the preferred changeover day is Saturday. Outside the high season we will always try to be flexible where possible.

Prices stated are in EUROS. Please note there is a 25% deposit payable on booking with the balance payable 28 days prior to arrival.
We accept on line credit or debit card payments. For any last minute bookings, call us!
Check-in is from 14h and check-out is at 10h.
Rental rates include water, gas, electricity, gardens and pool maintenance, bed linen and towels.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.