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Updated: 20-Oct-2016
Apartment in Sao Rafael, Albufeira, Central Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful, Relaxing Location 5-10 Min To Beach

Beautiful 2 x bedroom apartment with stunning sea views from living area balcony and main bedroom. Only a short 5-10 mins walk to two fabulous beaches. Only a 3 min walk through the gardens to the communal swimming pool which also has child’s pool with free sun beds.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Swimming pool

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I am a sales manger who works and lives in London, i have been thinking about my retirement plans for sometime so i was looking for an investment property in the UK, but then thought why not invest abroad to the place i love to go and can hopefully spend a lot of time there when i do retire.

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1 Reviews

based on 1 holidaymaker reviews

Fife, Scotland

Money very well spent.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at this apartment with partner and 2 friends. We could not fault it. The property was very clean and VERY well equipped. High quality furniture throughout, mostly marble topped. The rooms were very spacious with build in storage and in the main bedroom there was also a lockable safe. The gardens were excellently well kept. Pool area was 5 star quality and not over crowded, was able to get sun loungers with no problem. We were welcomed by the owners rep and given extensive information about the accommodation and surrounding area and places of interest. Would recommend to a friend.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

I brought my apartment in Sao Rafael 5 x years ago, as one of my friends has had a property there for over 20 years, Sao Rafael is a very relaxing and peaceful place that has some of the best beaches in Europe yet it is only 5 a mins drive to Albufeira old town with all its shops, bars and restaurants, since purchasing my property a few of my other friends has now also purchased there, as they have falling in love with the place also.

Activity and Interests


The nearest beach Sao Rafeal which is a 5 min walk was voted in 2009 as Portugal’s best beach and 4th best in Europe by beach.com, also near by again a 5-10 min walk is Arrifes beach which is smaller but stunning, both beaches have a restaurant for snacks or main meals. A short 5 min drive away is the also beautiful beach of Gale.


The nearest airport is Faro, which is about a 35 min drive away, if you don’t hire a car. Taxis are plentiful and easy to get. You don’t need to hire a car for your stay as there are local shops. Bars and restaurants but the surrounding areas are beautiful and well worth exploring.


Albufeira old town is about a 5 min drive, which has plenty of restaurants/shops the bars are plentiful with all different kinds of entertainment from live singers/bands to club bars, most bars stay open till 4am.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 3
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 4
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 1
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
25% non refundable deposit is payable upon booking with the ballance payable 6 weeks prior to departure. a £100 security deposit is also to be paid on arrival which will be returned after inspection.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day Saturday but may be flexible depending on availability.

on confirming booking a 25% non refundable deposit is required, with balance due 6 x week before holiday

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: 20-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

the property is only a short walk 5 to 10 mins to two beautiful beaches, the communal swimming pool is a 3 min walk through the gardens which also has a children's pool.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...


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


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • near the sea


  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Family bathroom with bath and shower over the bath, toilet, bidet and sink.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a double bed, fitted wardrobe and dressing table. Bedroom 2 has two single beds with fitted wardrobe. (Put up bed Available)


  • Balcony
  • Golf ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: There is a iron and ironing board in the apartment Cots, high chairs can be hired if required, there is heaters for the winter months. Outside: The property has a balcony with stunning sea views off the living room area there is a outside table with 4 chairs. there is parking spaces which is only a 2 minute walk from the apartment. the apartments are surrounded by well kept gardens the has a good size communal pool which includes sun beds and sun shades, all so by the pool is a communal inside area which includes a pool table/games room reading area (that also provides books to loan) internet access, toilets and shower. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen and bathroom towels are included and will be changed weekly please note beach towels is not included.

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