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Two bedroom apartment, communal pool, separate children's pool and walk to beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Self-catering rental, sleeps up to 5, 3 minutes driving from Albufeira Marina

This spacious furnished apartment is situated in the quiet Sao Rafael village, 5 minutes driving from Albufeira. Right in the heart of Algarve, it is considered a prime destination for fantastic holidays and one of the most sought after locations. The area boasts a coastal belt of exceptional scenery and one of the most cosmopolitan settings in the Mediterranean. The apartment is set in an extensive area of mature gardens with a large swimming pool and separate children's pool. The complex is approximately 300 metres from Sao Rafael's beach and 20 minutes walking from Albufeira marina. It is also within walking distance from a variety of fine restaurants.

Jorge Pereira
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 August, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Sesmarias in Albufeira

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed
  • Spacious 2 bedrooms, with built-in cupboards. Main bedroom features a small balcony with sea views.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • bay
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

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Two bedroom apartment, communal pool, separate children's pool and walk to beach
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews

A fine place to stay in the calm area of Sao Rafael.

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our stay at this apartment in Sao Rafael. We found it convenient to the wonderful grocery store Apolonia that also has wifi as well Albufeira and surrounds. We visited Roman ruins and small hill towns, the amazing Olhao fish and vegetable market and so many other interesting places. The people of Portugal were always helpful and kind and the food was sublime. We hope to return again.

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lovely apartment on a lovely, pretty complex.

  • 4 of 5

Spacious apartment, very well equipped & superbly located on a very pretty complex with a spacious pool area including two pools, a bar with terrace & lots of sun loungers. The area of Sao Rafael boasts two small cove beaches one of which is no more than 5 minutes walk from the complex, both are delightful. There is a restaurant/bar on each of the beaches & a couple more restaurants & bars in the immediate vicinity. It's a quiet area but only a short drive from busy Albefeira if you want more diverse activity. We will definitely be visiting again.

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely holiday staying at this apartment in Sao Rafael. We are a family of four and our two young boys thoroughly enjoyed their time playing in the pool, which is right outside the apartment entrance. The apartment is very spacious and comes with all mod cons, including a washing machine which is very useful for families with young children. We rented a car for our trips up and down the Algarve coast, visiting towns, villages and potteries en route. We would certainly return. A great value holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Coleraine, Coleraine, United Kingdom

Excellent complex in great location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is ideal for a visit to this area. The pool is excellent and literally outside the front door. The apartment was spotlessly clean and offered all the facilities for a holiday stay. The walk to sao rafael beach took only 5 minutes. We hired a car but most evenings we walked into Albufiera, which took about 30minutes, and got a taxi back at a cost of 6€. Overall our family of 4 enjoyed a very relaxing week in a very quiet and pretty location. I would definately return here again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Murtal, Lisboa, Portugal

Maria santos

  • 5 of 5

Vacation paradise!!

A good place to rest, relax, walk ...

Excellent beaches, very well located, close to everything and away from the hustle ...

Back ... forever!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful one day, perfect the next

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is situated in a fantastic location- short walk to the beach and close to all the fun. We have visited this apartment both with our children and without and it caters for everything. With the pool outside the front door you can enjoy a beer in the sun or the kids can play for hours in the baby pool. The apartment is very comfortable with everything you need for a great holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 30, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
A22 exit 13
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Sao Rafael
Car: not necessary

Sao Rafael offers a wonderful setting for a peaceful holiday in Algarve. Its picturesque landscape, proximity to the beach and yet only minutes away from all the entertainment that Albufeira can provide, gives you the magic combination for an unforgettable holiday. You can find numerous restaurants catering for all tastes, including the always popular beach front bar/restaurants. Zoomarine, where you can swim with the dolphins, is only a short drive away.


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
High Summer Rates
17 Jul 2017 - 27 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
End Summer Rates
28 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

- Please note that there is a 25% deposit to secure booking and balance payable a fortnight prior to holiday.
- Special rates available for Christmas and Easter holidays.
- Long winter lets available at 450 Euros per month

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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