12673/AL Private Apartment in Sao Rafael Central Algarve Portugal. Quiet locations, 5 Mins Walk to Beach
Pool / Spa
Travel cot plus high chair provided.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 5 adults)
The sofa bed can accommodate 1 adult/2 children. There is an additional fee of £25 per week for 5th person/£50 per week for 6 people.
CANCELLATION The 25% deposit is non refundable. Up to 30 days before arrival 50% balance payment refund. Within 30 days of arrival no refund.
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
This apartment was everything we wanted and had everything we needed!
The location was perfect, the balcony and views were perfect!
We knew the area but were impressed with the apartment and the facilities.
Angela the owner, has been brilliant with her assistance and communication and we are very much looking forward to another holiday here too.
Thank you for your comments Catherine. So pleased you and your family enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back. Angela
This is an ideal location for families. The location is perfect for local beaches only a short walk away. There are numerous local restaurants nearby again walking distance (5-10mins). fantastic views along the coast. Journeys can be made by car and local taxis to town centres for vibrant night life and daytime entertainment. Including sailing boating activities.The apartment sits in beautiful well kept garden and grounds. Is very quiet and restful in evenings
Only one draw back is the pool which caters for numerous guests has quite a strict policy enforced by staff of no inflatables for sitting or playing for children to enjoy ...no ball games. We would have liked to have known .
The apartment is close to the local marina about 15-20 walk for and bars restaurants.
Great apartment and location
The apartment was larger than expected and everything and more expected from a self catering holiday. The balcony with sun loungers provided a great private place to sunbath if you didn't want a day by the pool, or on the beach.
Many thanks for your review Karina. I'm pleased you both enjoyed your time at Sao Rafael and that you found the apartment comfortable. We try to make it feel like a home from home in the sun!
Fabulous holiday location
Couldn’t recommend highly enough, the owner is fantastic to deal with, apartment spotless and in a great location. Close to beach, lovely pool and snack bar. The apartment manager met us, and showed us round, from both the owner and manager it felt like nothing was too much trouble. Best equipped apartment with everything you could need and more, local beach lovely. Thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and will be back next year.
Thank you for your comments Daisy. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay in our apartment & we look forward to welcoming you back next year!
Really loved it there.
Great location & views. Very peaceful of a night.
Loved the beach which was a couple of minutes away. Having use of the pool every day was also fab. The kids loved it.
The apartment was lovely. Great to have use of the utilities like washing machine, kettle, cooker, cutlery & plates etc. They allowed us to use everything in the apartment, from things like airers for clothes to buckets & spades & beach parasols. Our eldest even found a selection a board games so we had a few games of connect 4 too.
Was lovely having use of the balcony, the kids wanted to eat out there everyday.
Being a family of 4, it was also great that we had 2 showers so we were able to get ready quicker.
Richard who checked us in, was really lovely. Very friendly & chatty. Gave us lots of tips for our stay.
Overall a great holiday to be remembered.
Thank you very much
Thank you very much for your review Matthew. I am pleased you found the apartment suitable for your family needs. It is a lovely location for children. Also happy to hear that you were satisfied with our management team.
Great apartment, well equipped and spacious.
The apartment is well equipped and spacious with lovely views of the immaculate gardens and the sea beyond and benefits from being south facing. The area is quiet with lovely walks but not suitable for someone who is unfit as the hills are quite steep and the terrain uneven. Local restaurants are very good and within five minutes drive. The property was very clean and beautifully decorated and maintained. The manager met us on arrival and was very helpful as was the book in the property. It was a perfect place to relax and unwind.
Thank you for your review ladies. I'm very pleased that you enjoyed your stay in the apartment and had a relaxing holiday. Angela
Praia dos Arrifes is 3/4 minutes on foot, whilst the big beach is 6/8 minutes walk over the cliffs. Both beaches have sun loungers to hire, bar/restaurants and the big beach has a lifeguard. The small beach has a sheltered cove with rock pools to explore, whilst the big beach offers a good stretch of sand and is better for swimming. There are many other lovely beaches along the coast within a few minutes drive.
Sao Rafael is 33-40 minutes by car from Faro Airport. The journey is simple and direct. Car hire recommended, but not absolutely essential. Flying into Lisbon is possible with a journey time of about 3 hours by car, again the route is direct though there are road tolls.
Albufeira old town is 5 minutes by car with its great variety of shops, restaurants, celebrated street entertainment, plus the renowned Fisherman's beach. The east side of Albufeira with 'The Strip' has many shops, pubs, restaurants and nightclubs. The new Albufeira marina which opened in 2004 is about 25 minutes on foot and has a growing range of shops, restaurants and water activities. In addition to the beach restaurants there are several other restaurants & bars within a 20 minute walk.
The central Algarve has a huge variety of activites and items of special interest apart from the beach and golf. There is horse riding, diving, sailing, walking especially along the beautiful coastal cliffs and cycling. There is a small supermarket called "Tommy's" within walking distance plus 3 good sized supermarkets each 5-10 minutes by car, with banks, post office & pharmacies in Albufeira. "Algarve Shopping" with a hypermarket, cinema, bowling alley, numerous shops & restaurants is 15-20 minutes by car.
There are several restaurants & bars within walking distance of the apartment including a Chinese restaurant & The City Bar next to "Tommy's". The bar has a pool table, Internet access & widescreen Sky TV.