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Top Class Villa With 3 or 4 bedrooms, Private Heated Pool, Air Con. Beach Nearby



Updated: 30-Nov-2016
Villa in Sao Rafael, Albufeira, Central Algarve, Portugal - Within Walking Distance To Beach

Casa Antonio, our beautiful holiday villa is located 3km west of Albufeira, in a great position only around 400 metres to the lovely Praia do Coelho beach and close to the popular beaches of Gale, Sao Rafael, Evaristo, Castelo, some of the best beaches in Portugal. Several restaurants including O'Marinheiro and Dom Dinis and a few shops are within a few minutes walk.

We get many repeat bookings each year, please read our reviews.

Our villa can be rented with 3 or 4 bedrooms for 2016. The prices shown are for 3 bedrooms, and the 4th bedroom will be available at a supplement of £150 per week.

Pool heating to 25 degrees is included in the rental price, making this a great villa for early and late season holidays.

For those not familiar with the Algarve or Albufeira, the area to the west of this popular resort is considered the best places to stay by seasoned visitors. You will find at least eight beautiful sandy beaches and coves within just a few minutes of our small selection of villas, most with beach bars and restaurants. There are several well stocked supermarkets and a huge selection of good restaurants to choose from. Although close to the Algarve’s most popular resort Albufeira, we find most of our guests only pay the odd visit into Albufeira, preferring the beauty and peace and quite of the area around our villas, and its fabulous beaches. If you want more information on the area, please contact us.

Casa Antonio is very tastefully decorated and fully equipped to the highest standard. Pool heating to 25 degrees is included (extra for a higher temperature), Air Conditioning and WIFI Internet connection is also included in the rental, and all the bathrooms have recently been renewed in a contemporary style, and decorated with beautiful tiles. A new kitchen has been installed for summer 2016.

Casa Antonio is situated in Sesmarias, within its own walled garden with electric controlled gates. The garden is on one level with terraces, lawns and a big covered barbecue and dining area, which also has a ping pong table under cover. There are just 3 small steps down from the terrace to the garden level, and the whole of the interior is on one level making it suitable for the disabled. The swimming pool is 80cm at the shallow end and 1.40m at the deepest, with walk in steps at the shallow end, making entry to the pool easy. The pool has an electric cover, and the whole of the pool terrace has been renewed in a light grey stone during early 2015.

A bus service into Albufeira, and to Gale beach runs from nearby, making this villa suitable for non-drivers.

Our villa has many repeat bookings every year.

Accommodation at this very superior villa comprises hall leading to spacious sitting/dining room with satellite TV, wood burning stove and doors opening onto the pool, terrace and beautiful gardens.

Very well equipped kitchen with dishwasher, fridge/freezer, and washing machine (new kitchen in 2016) and door onto covered dining terrace which overlooks the pool and garden. There is a large marble and wood dining table.

Master double bedroom with very large bathroom en-suite with huge walk in shower. Doors from bedroom onto the pool terrace.

A twin bedroom, with doors to pool terrace, and its own bathroom across corridor with walk in shower, wc etc.

Another twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower above bath.

The new 4th bedroom will probably be a twin, but can be pushed together to make a large double. This bedroom is accessed from the patio overlooking the garden and pool.

Pool heating to 25 degrees is included . All linen and towels are provided. Bed linen is changed once per week, and towels changed twice per week. Swimming pool towels are provided. Maid service 3/5 days per week, Free Wifi, Local English Villa Manager.

See a video of our villa by clicking the link to the owners website or use the Youtube link. The links are towards the bottom of the FACILITIES page under the heading -

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website. The link is shown under web links & videos above.

More Details
  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Our family and close friends have owned and rented out our properties in the Algarve for the past 30 years, and we pride ourselves on our small selection of luxury properties that we welcome our guests to. All our 5 properties are featured on Owners Direct under the following property ID's P7363, P7368, P13027, P13028, P11070.

We are retired travel professionals, and the properties we offer are equipped to the highest standards, based on our many years experience in this lovely region of Portugal. We enjoy a 70% repeat bookings which is a fantastic recommendation. Come and see us, you'll love our villas.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Andrew, Paul

We had a fantastic holiday and look forward to staying there again

P Cagney

Hi Andrew, Paul

Just to say thank you for last week at Casa Antonio. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the villa, which is very well appointed and immaculately kept. The maid and house manager were very pleasant and Pauline was most helpful. Your house is in good hands! A return visit may well be on the cards or pehaps one of your other villas.

Thanks again

Warren Terry

Hello Paul, Andrew

Just back from another fantastic week at Villa Cas Antonio and looking forward to our return with the family in August.

Mick Turner
Oct 2009
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16 Reviews

based on 16 holidaymaker reviews


Casa Antonio

  • 5 of 5

The photos on the website did not do the villa justice, it was absolutely beautiful, We could not fault the villa or the service we received from help from the owners, Maria the maid and the pool guy - it was fabulous. We spent 2 days on our own and then the family arrived with my grandson, of course we had to watch him as he is crawling but everything went to plan. There is no problem walking to and from the beach as long as you are fairly mobile. We didn't hire a car and found that taxis were reasonably cheap to get to and from the larger supermarkets, but there are some smaller ones in walking distance. Restaurants close to the villa were all lovely in various ways, staff were really friendly.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review our villa Casa Antonio. As you can see, we receive many very good reviews, and it really is difficult to show or tell people how good we think our villa is. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you Andrew & Paul Killeen
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Holiday with friends

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic holiday in a fantastic villa the new kitchen fabulous everything you need and more. The new windows and shutters make the villa so much lighter. This is our 5/6 th stay here we just love it , Freshmina is so nice , she's a little gem. Hopefully we will return .

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superb villa

  • 5 of 5

Casa Antonio is a great villa. It was better than we expected, so much nicer than the photos online (and we thought those were pretty good!).

Well equipped.

Great outdoor area.

Perfect for a family holiday.

Friendly cleaner that came every other day.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mr & Mrs Curtis Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to having you back at Casa Antonio in the near future. Best regards Andrew, Paul
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Top class villa

  • 5 of 5

We were so impressed with casa Antonio on arrival. It was even better than it looked on the website. The villa is beautiful, everything inside looked brand new. Fully equipped kitchen , with loads of extras to make our stay so comfortable. The pool & outdoor area was perfect for our stay with young kids, heated pool & electric pool cover was a real plus for us. The villa was spotless and it was cleaned every second day. Plenty of fresh towels and even bath robes were supplied. Location was great , you would need a car to go food shopping etc, beach and small town with restaurants & bars were in walking distance. We are already planning on booking again for next year.

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Having been to the Algarve now eight times we can truly say that Casa Antonio

is our favourite villa having stayed there four times already and booked for 2016 as well. We have recently come back from Casa Antonio and even though it as always been a 5 star villa to us the recent improvements make it even better. The barbecue and table tennis area are great and the pool area looks stunning, like the electric pool cover too. It is maintained to a high spec and everything in the villa is clean and well looked after, compliments to Maria the maid. There are some lovely beaches close by lots of good restaurants and lots of nice places to visit if you have a car which I would recommend. Would also like to give Johnny Hoopers Saxophone Bistro a mention see trip advisor if you looking for a good night out and if you can tear your self away from this beautiful villa.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear regular guest Thank you for your kind words about Casa Antonio, and we look forward to welcoming you back in 2016. Many of our guest bookings for our villas are repeat bookings, and our staff in the Algarve really do look forward to seeing you again. We do strive to ensure our small selection of prestige villas are maintained to the highest standards. Thank you, Paul, Andrew, European Rentals.
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Casa Antonia

  • 5 of 5

Forth stay in this property. Really like the area and the villa is great. Excellent standard, kept exceptionally clean and tidy and meets all our needs and more. Car recommended for food shopping at least.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Close to restaurants, shops and the beautiful beaches of western Albufeira. Walking distance to Praia da Coelha (Rabbit Beach)

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 30 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 100 Metres Nearest Golf : at 1 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 100 Metres Nearest Beach : Praia do Coelha at 600 Metres Car: not necessary


Praia da Coelho beach is within approx 10 minutes walk.Sao Rafael, Evaristo, Castello, Lourenco, Gale beaches are all within 2-3 minutes drive. Each beach has a beach bar/restaurant and some have water sports facilities. All beaches in the area have fine sand.


Faro Airport is approx 30 minutes drive away. Lisbon airport is approx 3 hours drive away.


Several supermarkets are within a few minutes walk. The new Algarve Shopping Center is approx 10 minutes drive away. The Zoo Marine theme and water sports park is 10 minutes drive away. There are numerous restaurants and bars within just a few minutes walk.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 8
23 Mar 2017 - 3 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 9
4 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 10
1 Jun 2017 - 5 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 11
6 Jul 2017 - 12 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 12
13 Jul 2017 - 23 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 13
24 Aug 2017 - 13 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 14
14 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Rental prices shown are for use with 3 bedrooms.
4th Bedroom available for 2017 at a supplement of £150 per week.

The rates shown above are correct. The quotation shown on the main villa page is not correct as it includes an Owners Direct Service Fee which we do not charge.

Deposit required is 25% of rental with balance paid 8 weeks before arrival.
A security deposit of £250 is required and is added to your final account

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is Thursday, but this can be flexible depending on other bookings and season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 30-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

Walled garden, electric gates for child security and privacy. Hire car not necessary.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Family


  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort


  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 2500 sq. ft.


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, To be finalised
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1. Bedroom 2 with separate bathroom. En-suite bathroom to bedroom 3. En-suite bathroom to bedroom 4


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 4 - Available for 2017 only at a supplement of £150 p.w.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/7 (3 Bedrooms) Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, doors to terrace and pool, en-suite. Bedroom 2 with twin beds and doors to pool and terrace. Bedroom 3 with twin beds. Bedroom 4 for 2017 - to be decided


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • Outside: Outside are the well kept lawned gardens around the pool and a barbecue house with covered dining area for those hot sunny days by the pool. Driveway and covered car parking area. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen, bathroom towels and swimming pool towels are provided. Maid service is 3 days per week, 5 days on request. Other: The covered terrace overlooking the pool is a great place to take your meals, or to relax out of the sun. There is a large wood and marble dining table with 6 chairs.

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