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Beautiful villa with pool, backing onto countryside & 500m from Sao Rafael Beach

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
villa
People
8
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
4
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Sesmarias - Casa Cereja

4 en-suite bedrooms, large private pool and garden, close to all amenities

Casa Cereja is a large 4 bedroom detached villa. It is situated 2 kilometres west of Albufeira and just 40 minutes drive from Faro Airport. The beautiful beach of Sao Rafael is a 5 minute walk away, the beaches of Castelo, Coelha and Gale are a 5 minute drive. Nearby there are many restaurants for you to sample the local cuisine. A short walk away is the Ponta Grand Resort Hotel, where entertainment is available to all, a wide variety of excursions can also be booked here and it is also the point where excursion coaches depart. Casa Cereja is within its own grounds with a swimming pool, it is bordered on one side by countryside, olive trees, young lemon, lime and Clementine trees complete the setting.

Bedrooms:

Master on 1st floor, double with balcony terrace leading to:

Bedroom 2 double.

Bedroom 3 twin or double.

Bedroom 4 twin or double.

All bedrooms are en-suite, have built-in wardrobes and are furnished to a very high standard.

Bathrooms:

Master has twin basins, bidet, wc and bath/shower.

2 has basin, bidet, wc and bath/shower.

3 has basins, wc and bath/shower.

4 has basin, bidet, wc and bath/shower.

Ground floor WC with hand basin.

Showers are 'over bath' style.

Shaver point.

Kitchen:

Casa cereja has a large well equipped kitchen with American style fridge freezer that provides ice and chilled water, electric hob, oven, microwave, breakfast bar and dishwasher.

Utility Room:

Two washing machines, Iron, Ironing Board and access to rear small terrace with clothes line.

Living Rooms:

Large Lounge/dining room (approx. 10m x 7m) divided by ornate pillars. Cast iron and glass Dining table with seating for 8. Living area has 2 large comfortable sofas, Leather easy chair, lounger, coffee table, Satellite & Internet TV and wood burning fireplace.

Other:

Casa Cereja has a valuables safe for guest use.

Cleaning/Towels/Linen/Maid service:

The villa is cleaned once a week and between rentals. All towels and linen are provided (including beach towels). Linen is changed once a week.

Amenities/Facilities:

Barbecue, Private unheated swimming pool, Parking, Garden.

Dishwasher, Fridge/Freezer, Hob/Stove, Iron, Microwave, Oven, Washing Machine and Room Ceiling Fans.

Accessibility

Casa Cereja has not been adapted for wheelchair access, whilst two of the bedrooms are on the ground floor there is a step up (8' approx.) from the front path to the front porch and the another step up (12' approx.) to enter the house.

Outside

Casa Cereja is within its own private grounds with a private swimming pool (4m x 6m), it is bordered on one side by countryside, olive trees, young lemon, lime and Clementine trees complete the setting. There is a large partially covered terrace surrounding the pool with BBQ and shower. Sun Loungers and garden furniture are provided.

The villa is tucked away in a quiet location but very convenient for local attractions. We recommend that you hire a car to get the best out of your stay, taxis are readily available (7 Euros to Albufeira).

Baby facilities:

Child's Cot & Child's Cot/Bed

Travel Cot with bedding, i.e. sheets, blankets, quilted baby snuggle.

Feeding chair.

Hikers back pack baby carrier.

Microwavable bottle sterilising unit.

Bottles 3 (Avent Naturally) teats not supplied.

Two safety gates.

Bath, new born chair to go in bath.

Aqua pod bath support for baby from 6 months, with extra long non slip mat.

Movement & sound monitor- 2 monitors in 1, with Under mattress sensor pad.

Recliner chair.

Top and tail wash bowl.

Changing mat.

Play mobile – Fisher price with music and moving toys.

Feeding spoons, dishes.

Chicco Winter Stroller, with footmuff and rain cover (no parasol).

Food blender.

We also have a Facebook page: www.facebook.com/casacerejasaorafael

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Alan & Cheryl
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German, Portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
2 December, 2016
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About Alan & Cheryl

We live in rural Buckinghamshire all our children have fled the nest now, unfortunately they pop back in and still eat us out of house and home! We love Portugal and the Portuguese people, so much so I spent 2 years at college learning the language. I work as a Project Manager in IT and my wife is a qualified interpreter for the deaf.

Alan & Cheryl purchased this villa in 2000

Why Alan & Cheryl chose Albufeira

We holidayed in the area a few times and liked the peaceful atmosphere and the friendliness of the local people. So, we bought a parcel of land and built our dream home in the sun. The area is still quiet and we have made many friends in the area, not least our builder Amadeu and his wife Madelaine who we consider to be part of our family now!

The house is 500m from Sao Rafael beach and when the children were younger we would take them down there and spend lazy days playing boules, swimming, feeding them ice cream and inspecting the rock pools. At night we would join our neighbour, Jan (he's a Dutch but a Portuguese resident and a Doctor) and his children for a game of what I would call run-outs but he called Police. The big rock in the middle of the beach would become 'home' which the parents protected, the children would run off and hide (by the way it was dark by now) and they would try to get 'home' before we found them and put them in prison, the kids loved it. When we had finished the game we would all retire to the beach bar for more ice cream and for the adults a well deserved libation.

You'll see Jan in his garden next to his house you won't miss it he has chickens and geese. His Spanish wife Sonja leaves him to his menagerie, Fig, Lemon and Orange trees!

I forget how many times we have taken our children to Zoomarine, Slide & Splash etc but always remember the great times we had, including swimming with the dolphins at Zoomarine, WOW an experience that moves me even now.

We hope you choose to stay at our home in Portugal, if you need any more information please call we'll be only to happy to help.

Muito Obrigado!

A vida é curta, as memórias são para sempre

What makes this villa unique

Peaceful, but not rural. You're not in the hub-bub of Albufeira but can walk there in 30 mins or a cab gets you there in 10.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just a quick thanks for the use of your Villa. We had a great week. We have had holidays in the area over the last 6 years and your villa was in an ideal situation.
Jun 2014
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

Beautiful villa with pool, backing onto countryside & 500m from Sao Rafael Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
5

Amazing property. Fab area. Definitely recommend

  • 5 of 5

The pictures really don't do this property justice.

It's beautiful. Large, well equipped and perfectly positioned. The view around the villa is gorgeous. All the bedrooms are lovely- not just the master. Perfect for us especially all being on suites.

The surrounding area is lovely with five different beaches with in five minutes. Our favourite was Praia da coelha and Praia da Castelo. If you love beaches you won't be disappointed.

Have to recommend restaurant O Marinheiro - fantastic.

Had a wonderful holiday definitely go back to the area. Wasn't so keen on albufeira but only needed to go there for the lidl ! The supermarket at gale was amazing too. We went to Vilamoura which I would recommend.

Alan and Cheryl couldn't of been more helpful with regard to any part of our stay. And helped out with loads of things. Including my husband forgetting his passport !! Very thoughtful and kind.

Car is definitely recommended.

The pool was cold and the children wouldn't swim in it but it was October prehaps in the summer months it would be warmer. And it's a shame we couldn't use the drive as we had two hire cars. But it's such a quiet area that it felt safe and wasn't really a problem.

Go book this Villa now..........

You won't be disappointed !

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. We are glad you had a lovely time and were only too pleased to help you out with the passport. The drive is locked as there are ample parking bays outside the villa and as you say it is a safe quiet area.
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Excellent

  • 5 of 5

The Villa was just as described and in a quite location but not far from beach. It has every thing that you need and is clean and well looked after. Car is essential to be able to go to supermarkets which are just a Lille far away to walk, but there is a variouty of them. The owners were very helpful if there was a problem with any thing and kept us informed.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review, yes we agree with you that a car is required for families and large shopping, but we have had guests stay without a car and have used taxis or walked. We ourselves often take the wonderful coastal walk to Galé, taking in Coelha, Castelo and Lourenço beaches. We hope to welcome you back next year.
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better than expected it was amazing

  • 5 of 5

Hired the villa for eleven nights and just returned our daughter was getting married at the sao rafael atlantico hotel which was just 5 mins away

Everything was perfect at the villa lovely and clean very well equipped and in an excellent position Cheryl was there to greet us with a chilled glass of wine would more could we ask

Friends and guests from the wedding called and all just went WOW on seeing the villa

It made our daughters wedding so special getting ready and leaving for the ceremony from such a beautiful place

Even the wedding planner was knocked out by the place

We had an amazing holiday and where sad to leave but we will return ASAP as will im sure many of our friends and family

The villa is 5 mins from the beach and in my opinion the best villa we have ever hired

Many thanks to Cheryl and Alan

xxxxx

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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5

Fantastico

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at casa cereja with our 3 children; the villa is exactly as described and is beautiful. Both Alan and Cheryl could not be more helpful and the villa is a credit to them both. We had a fabulous week; the weather was amazing and we couldn't have picked a better place to stay. Our week was amazing !!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic villa near the beach

  • 5 of 5

Myself and the girls had an absolutly wonderful time at Casa Cereja. The property is well equipped and looks even better in real life. Cheryl could not have been more helpful if she had tried, nothing was too much trouble for her. I have already recomended the property to friends and i hope to return one day. Thanks for a wonderful weekend .

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Vicki that is very kind, you are a 5 star guest. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Enjoy your wedding day! Kind regards Cheryl & Alan
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5

Absolutely brilliant

  • 5 of 5

We booked this Villa for a big family holiday and were more than impressed with what we got. The villa was absolutely stunning in a brilliant quiet residential area with a garage to park the hire cars (which are needed if you want to explore) so they were always kept cool.

The whole villa was spotless and I can not find a flaw with it. It had everything we could of thought of and more, it's little touches like needle and thread, spare books, pool inflatables which make it feel like you were staying in a home.

I have had a lot of contact with Alan the owner who has always been more than happy to help and been very accomidating. I would recommend this villa to all my friends and family and would definitely come back again. I am very sad to be going home, it felt like a home away from home.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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Location

Nearest Airport
47 Kilometres
Faro Airport
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Praia Grande
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Salgados
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Praia Grande
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Sao Rafael
Car: recommended

Coast/Beach

The stunning beach of Sao Rafael is a 5 minute (500m) walk away the beaches of Castelo, Coelha and Gale are a 5 minute drive.

Golf

The nearest golf course, Salgados, is 10 mins drive, but there are numerous golf courses within 35 mins drive including Vale De Lobo (Royal and Ocean) to the east and Alto Golf to the west. You are seriously spoilt for choice!

Special Interest Holidays

The villa is ideal for families, golfers and walkers

How to get there

40 minutes drive from Faro Airport.

Distances

Albufeira 5km (10mins)

Algarve Shopping 7km (15mins)

Gale 3km (5mins)

Further Details

Nearby there are many restaurants for you to sample the local cuisine. A short walk away is the Ponta Grand Hotel, where entertainment is available to all, a wide variety of excursions can also be booked here.

Within 20mins you can drive to Zoomarine, Slide and Splash and Aqualand.

Albufeira Marina is 15mins walk from the villa, you can book and board boat excursions from here or indeed just relax and have some food or a drink.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Sesmarias, Albufeira

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£982
for 7 nights
£982
 
 
Mid
1 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,281
for 7 nights
£1,281
 
 
Mid1
20 May 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,878
for 7 nights
£1,878
 
 
High
15 Jul 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,561
for 7 nights
£2,561
 
 
Mid1
10 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,878
for 7 nights
£1,878
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £213

Changeover day
Saturday is our preferred changeover day. Check-in is after 4pm, check-out is before 12 noon. We are happy to try to accommodate all requests, please ask.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Sesmarias in Algarve

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    WC - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The villa is tucked away in a quiet location but very convenient for local attractions. We recommend that you hire a car to get the best out of your stay, taxis are readily available (7 Euros to Albufeira). Baby facilities: Child's Cot & Child's Cot/Bed Travel Cot with bedding, i.e. sheets, blankets, quilted baby snuggle. Feeding chair. Hikers back pack baby carrier. Microwavable bottle sterilising unit. Bottles 3 (Avent Naturally) teats not supplied. Two safety gates. Bath, new born chair to go in bath. Aqua pod bath support for baby from 6 months, with extra long non slip mat. Movement & sound monitor- 2 monitors in 1, with Under mattress sensor pad. Recliner chair. Top and tail wash bowl. Changing mat. Feeding spoons, dishes. Chicco Winter Stroller, with footmuff and rain cover (no parasol).

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