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Spacious Studio Apartment With Air Conditioning, Patio and Shared Pool

Bedrooms 1
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Apartment in Sao Rafael, Nr. Albufeira, Central Algarve - 5 Minutes Walk From 2 Beautiful Beaches

This spacious studio apartment is located just 5 mins walk from 2 beautiful beaches, in the popular, quiet residential area of Sao Rafael. The fully equipped apartment looks onto a large shared pool and separate children's pool. The development has established landscaped gardens with trees and a wide variety of shrubs and flowers. Albufeira Old Town with its many bars and restaurants is just 5 mins drive away with the new marina and harbour even closer (both within walking distance). There are local bars and restaurants, catering for most tastes. A number of good golf courses are within easy reach by car, Salgados Golf Course just 5 mins away.

Heather Bradley-Smith
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2017

About Heather Bradley-Smith

Hi, I'm Heather and I manage the bookings for our apartment. I always try to respond to any enquiries as soon as I can (even if I am on holiday in Sao Rafael!) I am happy to speak to you in person rather than by email if you prefer, to answer any questions you may have.

I can also make arrangements for your airport transfer if this helps.

I hope you find our apartment of interest for your holiday and look forward to receiving any enquiries.


Heather Bradley-Smith purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Heather Bradley-Smith chose Algarve

We spent ten years holidaying near Albufeira and visited Sao Rafael during one holiday. We fell in love with the fabulous beaches only minutes away. The locals are always very welcoming. It's a quiet and relaxing place to unwind but we know the livelier places around Albufeira are within easy access.

What makes this apartment unique

We offer a comfortable apartment with many additional must haves ie wi-fi connection, hairdryer, cool box; sun brolly and bucket and spade. We feel we have made the apartment more comfortable with the installation of air-conditioning that provides both heating in winter and cooling in the summer months, phew!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in the Albufeira in the Faro District

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with shower, sink unit, WC and washing machine.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/4 (Studio) Notes on bedrooms: Lounge/sleeping area with twin beds and sofa bed (which will sleep 1 adult or 2 children). Air conditioning (cool & heat). Built in wardrobe with safe, ironing board and iron.
  • Books
  • Pool Table ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: We would ask that you respect our apartment by not smoking inside. I can arrange airport transfers if required or recommend hire car companies. Outside: Use of beautiful shared swimming pool just paces from the apartment with separate small children's pool. Sun beds available. Pool passes provided during peak season. Landscaped gardens surround the whole complex. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen and towels provided. Please take your own beach towels. Weekly laundry change and cleaning can be arranged at an addditional charge if requested. Other: Patio with table and chairs. Hair dryer, cool box, beach umbrella and a small selection of childs toys including bucket and spade!


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Spacious Studio Apartment With Air Conditioning, Patio and Shared Pool
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 9 reviews

Great location!

  • 4 of 5

A really amazing location; convenient and close to a beautiful beach with some ragged rocks. The residential complex is safe and has a good swimming facility. The property has practical and well equipped kitchen and convenient facilities. My constructive comments would be that instructions on how to get to the exact address need to improve as the apartment was difficult to find once in Sao Rafael (landed late at night and GPS wasn't able to locate it); i.e.: opposite a big hotel, etc. Also, if you're a married couple - this is a two single beds accommodation. Otherwise, good memories of an amazing place.

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

Apartment was in a lovely area 10min walk to beautiful beaches large pool area

Apartment was well equipped with everything you need would highly recommend

Our only niggle was trying to get a taxi sometimes having to have a drink in hotel so the could get one for us as you can't flag them down

Heather the owner was very helpful with any questions and our transfers thank you

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

Apartment was perfect, clean and well equipped.Nice outside area. The complex was really nice, very relaxed feel. Good pool. The beaches were just a 5 minute walk and really beautiful. Would definitely recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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  • 5 of 5

This is a great little apartment! Spacious, clean and welcoming in a lovely location, walkable to the beach and great beach restaurant. Heather the owner was really helpful and accommodation, great communication. Highly recommended!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Brilliant location

  • 4 of 5

The property was very clean in a beautiful area of the algarve. Just a short drive away from many places and a walk to the beautiful albufeira marina. Excellent service from the owners who were easily contacted and extremely helpful. The apartments and pool were fantastic very clean and great facilities. Would definitely go back! Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Just lovely

  • 3 of 5

Perfect location,walking distance to the most wonderful choice of beaches,quite town couple of bars an a shop but 5min drive or 15min walk to marina an old town with countless bars shops etc,property clean an has all that you need,lovely garden to front an nice pool area set behind, an the owners friendly an helpful, definitely recommend

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Praia Grande
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Praia Sao Rafael
Car: not necessary


There are 2 beautiful beaches only 5 mins walk. Both beaches are ideal for families. Gale beach just a 10 mins drive away.


Faro airport 40 mins drive. Easy drive from airport to resort. Car hire recommended but not essential (can be arranged on request). Please contact me for details.


Albufeira Old Town 5 mins drive 30 mins walk. Albufeira Marina 3 mins drive 15/20 mins walk. Salgados Golf 5 mins drive. Zoomarine (dolphins etc) 20 mins drive.

Further Details:

Central Algarve has activities for all ages, with the resort of Sao Rafael ideally situated. Daily boat/fishing trips from Albufeira Marina. Small supermarket within 7 mins walk, larger supermarkets will require a taxi.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in the Albufeira, Portugal

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 3
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 4
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 5
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 6
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 1
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 2
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
£100 deposit (non-refundable) at time of booking with balance due 6 weeks prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:
I will always try to accommodate arrivals/departures on different days, if this helps with your travel arrangements.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.
* Christmas and New Year £250 per week. Long term let considered at discounted rates. Contact for prices.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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