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Spacious apartment with Large Pool, Tennis Courts and Sea Views



Updated: 21-Sep-2016
Apartment in Sao Rafael, Albufeira, Central Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful Location With Excellent On-site Facilities, A Short Walk From Many, Exceptional Beaches

Vila Rosal apartments are located a few minutes walking distance from several beautiful beaches on the outskirts of Albufeira with its many restaurants and nightlife. The apartment itself is quiet, siuated away from the road facing the sea and overlooking the tennis courts and agricultural land. It still offers easy access to all amenities including the marina at Albufeira as well as many excellent local eateries and beach restaurants for eating out. The apartment benefits from a large communal pool and sunbathing area with a shallow end ideal for children. All the rooms lead onto an extremely spacious balcony furnished with a table and chairs/BBQ and sun loungers so you can dine alfresco and relax enjoying the sea views. With easy access to other attractions such as the Zoo Marine Park, Salgados golf course, water parks and the excellent shopping at the Algarve Centre, the apartment is ideal for families and friends, golfing groups and couples. Internet is available within the apartment.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

John and I live in England with our pet Labrador and 3 cats. I work and my husband is now retired. Since buying the apartment, we have spent most of our holidays in Portugal. We have visited it at different times of the year and always had a wonderfully relaxing time. In the summer, there is the pool, the tennis courts and the beaches not to mention excellent local restaurants and shopping facilities. In the winter, we have the beaches to ourselves and the nearby local Salgados golf course offers excellent indoor leisure and spa facilities as well as a very attractive golf course overlooking the sea.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

‘Beautiful apartment; well maintained which was a delight. Lovely views and very well situated in terms of 3 beaches within easy walking distance- not to mention the picturesque walks (and hidden beaches!) along the cliff tops. A truly refreshing break.’ Jake and Asha - August 2011

We returned to this apartment for our fourth time in June 2011 which says it all! An extremely spacious and modern 2 bedroom apartment with the added convenience of 2 bathrooms and finished to very high standards. We love the fact that, unusually, both bedrooms and the living room and kitchen have access to a magnificent long balcony which runs the full length of the apartment with the space to eat and lounge out of doors. Its peaceful location has lovely views over to the coast and it is not overlooked. The apartment complex is well equipped with a magnificent pool and a pair of tennis courts with private underground parking. Just our idyllic holiday 'get-away' apartment! John June 2011
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2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews


High Quality Accomadation

  • 5 of 5

This was my first visit to Portugal and having stayed at this first class well maintained property I would be more than happy to recommend both family and friends to stay there the venue gives you the best of both worlds quiet and peaceful if you wish or the night life if that is your choice in addition the large balcony is a sun trap where you can relax.I look forward to returning in the not to distant future.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Holiday 2013

  • 5 of 5

Excellent accomodation. Well furnished, spacious and very comfortable.

A quiet location with some excellent beaches close by. There is also a great supermarket a short drive away as well as some great places to eat out. It is a great base for sight seeing, we prefer to hire a car but you could cope without if you are just wishing to soak up the sun.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
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From the Owner

We fell in love with the property itself with its lovely swimming pool, gardens and tennis courts. It has easy access to exceptional beaches and spectacular cliff top walks along the coast. The apartment itself has been built to a very high standard and is very comfortably furnished. It overlooks the tennis court with agricultural land beyond. It has an exceptionally large balcony with plenty of space for eating and sun bathing. All the rooms face towards the sea and share the same pleasant view.

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Excellent location for families, walkers and golfers.


The beaches at San Rafael and Coelho are within a short walking distance. A liitle further are the coves at Castelo, Evaristo and Lourenco and the long sandy beach at Gale. There is a spectacular coastline path which links all the beaches.


The nearest airport is Faro (40 minute drive). Airport transfers can be arranged if required. Car hire is useful but not essential as buses run frequently to Albufeira from the Vila Rosal and taxis can be booked at the local hotel.


Albufeira is a 5 minute drive. The excellent Algarve shopping centre is a 15 minute trip by car/taxi.

Further Details:

There are several good restaurants nearby. The Praia Grande is run by Eduardo and a 10 minute walk away on the road to San Rafael beach. A small, local supermarket is a 5 minute walk and stocks all the basic products. Fresh bread is baked there daily and croissants are usually available from 8am.

Altenatively, there is a large, high quality supermarket at Gale.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 4
3 Sep 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 27 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Early Summer
28 May 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
2 Jul 2017 - 22 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
23 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings can be made by phone or email. A non refundable deposit of 25% is required to secure the booking. Balance is due 4 weeks before the start of the rental period.
Refundable breakages deposit of £150/credit card details required on booking, to be refunded on your departure (subject to satisfactory property inspection).

Changeover Day:
Saturdays preferred although some flexibility available upon request depending on other bookings and the time of year.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.

A non refundable deposit of 25% is required to secure the booking. The balance (non refundable once paid) is required at least 4 weeks before the start of the holiday together with a refundable breakages deposit of £150.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 21-Sep-2016
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From the Owner

The apartment has exceptional on site facilities with beautifully maintained gardens and easy access to beautiful beaches. It is in a quiet location but there are a large selection of good restaurants and bars within a mile of the apartment.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 bathrooms. En-suite bathroom with bath/shower, WC sink and bidet. Bathroom cupboard. Main bathroom with shower, sink and WC. Bathroom cupboard.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with interchangeable double/twin beds, fitted cupboards, en-suite bathroom and access to balcony. Bedroom 2 with interchangeable double/twin beds and fitted cupboards. Both rooms have air conditioning.


  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation The apartment is on the ground floor with access by a few stairs from the main entrance. The building has an underground car park and video entry security system. All the rooms have electric shutters, heating and air conditioning. Please note we do not accept bookings of less than a week. No pets allowed. Outside: The apartment complex has a large swimming pool with a shallow end and separate baby pool for children. Around the pool, sun loungers are available for all residents with a parasol being available in the apartment. There are also 2 tennis courts. All facilities are within beautifully maintained gardens for the sole use of residents. Utility Room: Washing machine, space for hanging coats and storage area. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bathroom towels and bed linen are included. the apartment is cleaned before arrival and once during a 2 week let. Other: Particularly large balcony with sea views. It has a dining table and 6 chairs, built in BBQ and 4 sun loungers.

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