Apartment in Sao Rafael, Albufeira, Central Algarve, Portugal - Quiet Location, 5 Minutes Walk To The Beach, Restaurants And Bars In Walking Distance
Anne & Tony Stroud
About Anne & Tony Stroud
My wife and I first started coming to the Algarve more than25 years ago and now that we have retired we spend more than half the year in Sao Rafael.
Anne & Tony Stroud purchased this Apartment in 2010
Why Anne & Tony Stroud chose Albufeira
Our apartment has undoubtedly the best location on this beautiful,quiet development surrounded by colourful, mature gardens and within easy walking distance of lovely beaches and coves. It is an excellent location for many Golf Courses, a modern Marina is just a few minutes drive and there are very good restaurants offering locally caught fish and other specialities within walking distance. Fully equipped kitchen, free Wi-Fi and satellite TV
What makes this Apartment unique
A beautiful first floor 2 bedroom penthouse, just 150 metres from the beach and a beach bar/restaurant. Superb views of the sea and open heathland from the balcony, terrace, living room and bedrooms. Anyone for 'sundowners' on our private south/south west facing terrace? The en-suite bathroom was renewed at the end of 2014 and includes a large walk-in shower. It is very well equipped, including broadband, comprehensive satellite TV, beach towels, and childrens beach toys. It is not surprising that most of our guests return year after year.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:5 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Ease of booking and keeping in touch with Anne and Tony .
Waking up to great views each morning and beautiful weather helps. Local beach Dos Arrefas is a hidden gem wth amazing and popular fish restaurant. Staff there excellent and beach beds excellent 15eur a day for two with umbrella
Apartment itself very spacious and well equipped. Excellent showers in both bathrooms and all you need for holiday requirements. Short walk to communal pool, beds plentiful but need updating. Small pool bar great staff and drinks/snacks.
Quiet community and easy to get into Albufeira Marina and main town cabs and Uber between 5-10 euros as hilly walks. Few great local restaurants and many to choose from in Old Town and Fisherman's Beach. We also did Tony's TukTuk tour and Mara Catamaran both excellent trips and great way to see area on land and sea
Didn't hire car as needed relaxing holiday.
All in all great time and would recommend and visit again
Thanks Tony great meeting you too and being so helpful !
Lovely spacious apartment, in a beautiful location, the property could do with a little updating. especially the second shower room, The wooden rails on the balcony need attention, The shower room off the main bedroom was a great size. With plenty of hot water. We would love to stay there again.
Thank you for staying in our apartment and your generally positive comments, especially - "we would love to stay there again."
Your negative comments are valid. The wooden rails in the balcony will be replaced when the outside of our apartment is painted during May next year and we will be discussing an upgrade to the shower room with a contractor this winter. Additionally, air conditioning is planned to be installed at the end of October this year.
We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Anne & Tony
Fantastic location and Apartment
The question was could the owners live up to their pre vacation correspondence which was timely and informative and the answer was a resounding YES
The apartment is ideally located for the beech , pool as some fabulous places to eat
The owners and property managers welcome was both superb and enlightening and one which the family appreciated as well as a small food starter pack due to our late arrival
Would we recommend of course - all ready looking forward to returning in the near future
Thank you for letting us stay in your apartment with mod cons , towels etc and enabling us to to have a fantastic summer holiday
Great place lovely beaches in walking distance.
Fantastic apartment with a lovely pool a 2 minute walk away. Walking distance to 2 gorgeous beaches. Restaurants in walking distance and a marina just €5 in a taxi with a spar, restaurants and bars and loads of activities for young children. Slide and splash definitely worth a visit.
Ricardos Italian in old town really nice.
Would highly recomnend this apartment. Tony and richard always on hand to help and full of knowledge about the area.
Thank you for staying with us and we are very pleased that you enjoyed your holiday.
We hope to welcome you back some time in the future.
Anne & Tony
Robert and Jennifer, March/April 2019
Good location as a base for visiting the Algarve. Very helpful and friendly owners on site. Really enjoyed our stay at this property.
We are very pleased that you enjoyed your vacation. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us.
Anne & Tony
Unit was as promised. Previous reviews accurate.
Spacious,quiet,beautiful views and convenient parking. Also nice walk to marina and Old Town.
Thank you for staying with us.
We hope that we can welcome you back sometime in the future.
AQnne & Tony
The attractive rock and sandy cove, Dos Arrifes is less than a 5 min walk and the larger Sao Rafael beach is less than a 10 min walk. Both beaches have sun umbrellas and loungers for hire, bar/restaurants and lifeguards (high season only). There are also many other excellent coves and beaches within a short drive.
Sao Rafael is a 40 minute drive from Faro Airport and 3 hours from Lisbon. Car hire is not essential but is recommended.
The popular town of Albufiera is less than a 10 minute drive with shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, nightclubs and an excellent sandy beach with watersports.
The Marina is a 20 minute walk with bars, cafes, restaurants and the starting point for a variety of boat trips along the attractive coast.
The fishing port of Portamao, Alvor, Monchique, Silves, Vilamoura, Faro and the border with Spain are all less than 1 hours drive.
Landscape and climate combine in the Central Algarve to create a region of all year appeal. Sandy beaches, cliffs, sheltered valleys full of orange groves, vineyards and olive trees, Moorish style houses, brightly painted sardine boats in the harbours and world class golf courses provide something for everyone.
There are two small supermarket within walking distance, several mid sized supermarkets within 10 minutes by car and the huge Algarve Shopping Centre within a 20 minute drive. Banks, Post Offices, Pharmacies etc can all be found in Albufeira.
For local Taxis we recommend Central Taxis - 00 351 289 583 232. They speak Portuguese, English and other European languages. You cannot book in advance but they respond quickly.
For Taxis to and from the airport we recommend that you pre - book with Lina at email@example.com