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Spacious 2 Bed Apt.Terraces, Mature Gardens, Sea Views And Use Of Communal Pools

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Apartment in Sao Rafael, Albufeira, Central Algarve, Portugal - Quiet Location, 5 Minutes Walk To The Beach, Restaurants And Bars In Walking Distance

Beautiful first floor penthouse apartment with magnificent views and surrounded by mature gardens, with only a short walk to two superb beaches and coves. Fully equipped kitchen, free Wi-Fi and satellite TV. There are excellent restaurants, bars and two small supermarket within walking distance. Apartment guests have access to a large communal pool and child’s paddling pool. The old town of Albufeira and its Marina, with shops, cafes, bars and water sports are just 5 minutes away by car. Golfers are spoilt for choice with many courses that can be easily accessed.

Water sports, angling and boat trips start from the marina and on Sao Rafael beach, one of the most beautiful on the Algarve, you can rent surf boards, stand-up paddle boards and pedal boats. The Zoomarine and Aqualand theme parks are about 15 minutes drive away. The Algarve Shopping mall in Guia is also about a 20 minute drive.

More Details
Registration Number : E-CMA/2010/47199

Tony Stroud
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2018

About Tony Stroud

My wife and I first started coming to the Algarve more than20 years ago and now that we have retired we spend more than half the year in Sao Rafael.

Tony Stroud purchased this apartment in 2010

Why 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, childrens beach toys and two sets of golf clubs in case you would like to try one of the many fabulous golf courses.

It is not surprising that most of our guests return year after year.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'I have stayed in over 80 apartments in the last 7 years working in the Algarve, Spain and Cyprus and yours is my favourite so far, it has everything. Apart from being a fully equipped apartment with nothing missing, it has perfect views, sun all day and a very efficient management team on site. Brilliant, well done.'

'Super apartment, fabulous views and the best beaches we have been to.'

'What a blissful place! Cornwall with perfect weather!'

'Lovely, really well equipped, spacious and airy apartment.'

'We have visited Portugal on numerous occasions and this is by far the nicest place we have stayed. The views from the apartment are even better than the photographs seen on the website. The apartment is very spacious, cool clean and well presented.'
Nov 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in the Albufeira in the Municipality of Albufeira

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Modern en-suite shower room to bedroom 1 with walk-in shower, WC, bidet, wash basin and heated towel rail. Shower room has a walk-in shower cubicle, WC, wash basin and wall heater.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 adults plus a travel cot and fold up bed Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, built in wardrobes, hair dryer, en-suite shower room and access to a private sun terrace Bedroom 2 with twin beds, built in wardrobes, shower room opposite and access to a private sun terrace. Cot and fold-up bed also available.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Although the apartment is south facing with sun on the terraces throughout the day the property is designed to remain cool in summer and electric radiators are fitted to each room for cooler winter months. High security patio doors and windows are fitted with insect screens and additional security shutters. A safe is provided for the storage of valuables. Airport transfers, discounted golf bookings and welcome food packs can be arranged on request. Outside: Mature gardens around the apartment with car parking close by. Short walk to the condominium's large communal pool, children's paddling pool and guest lounge. The private, main terrace is equipped with a large sun umbrella, table, chairs and two sun loungers. The smaller terrace/balcony is equipped with a table and two chairs. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron/ironing board, clothes drying rack and storage shelves. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen, towels and beach towels are provided and laundered weekly. Apartment cleaned weekly. Other: Storage room contains childrens beach toys, 'cool' bag, 2 sets of gentlemens golf clubs - right handed, high chair, travel cot and fold-up children's bed.


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Lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic holiday with our two children. The apartment was perfect and nothing was too much trouble for Richard and Tony. There is a beautiful beach a short walk from the apartment and plenty of places to eat. Would definitely recommend it to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just the job!

  • 5 of 5

What a find! The location of this apartment is outstanding, and the apartment itself provided everything needed. Can highly recommend it. We stayed in mid June, and it was peaceful and tranquil. The apartment is well looked after, well equipped and very comfortable. For me the best part was the short stroll to the Praia Arrife and the fabulous walks along the coastline - or should I say scramble along the coast line (take a pair of trainers/walking shoes). It was great fun exploring where all the winding paths went, and what lay beyond the next twist or turn. The views stunning and the rock formations endlessly fascinating, well worth the effort. Also, the tidal bays changed from soft sandy intimate bays, to fascinating rock pools (more exploring) each day - I was in my element!

If you want more “life” Albufeira proper very close. The restaurants in the small bays are great, a little more pricey, but there are hundreds to choose from in Albufeira if that’s your thing.

Tony, and his wife, were very welcoming and helpful and keen for us to enjoy our holiday (they live below the apartment - I can see why they chose this spot!).

All in all top marks - hopefully we will return.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards Anne & Tony
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Fantastic break in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is very well equipped and was cleaned to perfection. The owners are often in occupation in the ground floor apartment and are exceptionally helpful. If you want to watch tv, there is a fantastic range of programmes available in many different languages. The beach and beach bar/restaurant is only ~5 minutes walk away.

The balcony is the icing on the cake. It’s not overlooked and the sea view is to die for. On the larger of the two terraces there is room for 2 loungers, a table and chair set with a large umbrella that gives lots of shade. A smaller terrace is ideal for breakfast for two.

We do hope to visit again in the future. We thought it was a little piece of paradise.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks. Tony
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Unit was well appointed and comfortable. Tony and Anne were friendly and helpful. Highly recomm.

  • 4 of 5

Highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect Family Holiday In A Beautiful Location

  • 5 of 5

This was our first family holiday abroad and our first time travelling independently, booking flights and accommodation separately so we were slightly apprehensive as to whether it would be good as it sounded. We needn't have worried though. From the moment we enquired about the property our minds were put at ease. Tony and Anne had thought of everything - from providing swim towels so we didn't have the extra weight in our cases and beach mats and umbrellas so we didn't have to buy them, to a really thoughtful welcome pack containing all essentials including wine! The kitchen was a home from home with everything you could possibly need and with Tony and Anne living below the apartment for much of the year and Richard, the property manager also living locally on-site, anything we needed we could ask for.

The property was spotlessly clean and we loved the walk-in shower!

The location of the apartment couldn't be more perfect, being one of the last apartments before the stunning Playa des Arrifes beach, so literally a 5 minute walk. A further 5 minute walk took us over the stunning headland to Sao Rafael beach which was our personal favourite and a real treat st sunset. We also had access to a fantastic pool on-site, again about a 5 minute walk from the apartment. Sun loungers were always available and the pool was clean and well-maintained.

Feeling a bit sad now we've returned to the UK but very happy that we found Tony and Anne's beautiful apartment because it gave us our first family holiday abroad and provided us with many memories that we'll treasure forever.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Home from home

  • 5 of 5

A real home from home - very clean and well maintained apartment in a friendly development.

Just a few minutes walk from two fabulous beaches.

Great to be met by the owners helpful representative - enabled us to get our bearings from the very start of our holiday

Fabulous place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us. Looking forward to welcoming you back. Anne & Tony
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
City Bar
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Margem Sul
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Praia dos Ariffes
Car: recommended


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.

Further Details:

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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in the Albufeira, Portugal

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Apr 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
7 night minimum stay
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
25% deposit at time of booking. Balance due 6 weeks before departure plus a £150.00 refundable security deposit cheque. The cheque is returned after departure assuming there are no damages to be deducted. Our property management team are fluent English speaking and will meet you at our apartment when you arrive and are available to help you at any time during your stay.

Changeover Day:
Midweek or weekend arrivals and departures are acceptable. Please vacate by 10am and arrive after 3.00pm, unless by prior arrangement, to allow sufficient time for cleaning.

Notes on prices:
'Special' Deals are available for extended stays during the winter months.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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