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Spacious 2 Bed Apt.Terraces, Mature Gardens, Sea Views And Use Of Communal Pools



Updated: 30-Nov-2016
Apartment in Sao Rafael, Albufeira, Central Algarve, Portugal - Quiet Location, 5 Minutes Walk To The Beach, Restaurants And Bars In Walking Distance

Beautiful first floor penthouse apartment surrounded by mature gardens with only a short walk to two superb beaches and coves. There are excellent restaurants, bars and a small supermarket within walking distance. Apartment guests have access to a large communal pool and child’s paddling pool. The old town of Albufeira and its new Marina, with shops, cafes, bars and water sports are just 5 minutes away by car. Golfers are spoilt for choice with many courses that can be easily accessed. Internet access in apartment.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

My wife and I first started coming to the Algarve 20 years ago and now that we have retired we spend more than half the year in Sao Rafael.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

'I have stayed in over 80 apartments in the last 7 years working in the Algarve, Spain and Cyprus and yours is my favourite so far, it has everything. Apart from being a fully equipped apartment with nothing missing, it has perfect views, sun all day and a very efficient management team on site. Brilliant, well done.'

'Super apartment, fabulous views and the best beaches we have been to.'

'What a blissful place! Cornwall with perfect weather!'

'Lovely, really well equipped, spacious and airy apartment.'

'We have visited Portugal on numerous occasions and this is by far the nicest place we have stayed. The views from the apartment are even better than the photographs seen on the website. The apartment is very spacious, cool clean and well presented.'
Nov 2010
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A most wonderful apartment

  • 5 of 5

We have visited this property since 2012 spending 9 weeks in total and are going for 5 weeks this year (2016). The owners are most accommodating and very often accessible which can be a great benefit as they live downstairs most of the year. There is no need to shop on the first night as there is a welcome pack. There is advice on places to eat, visit, shop etc. with details sent out before travel including directions to and from the airport. Car parking is very accessible near to the apartment. The recommended restaurants are excellent including good quality fayre and those with tourist menus for as little as 8 euros including wine, starter, mains and sweets. The view is unparalleled whatever others on the complex advertise with 2 patios (one totally private), sun loungers and grassed gardens downstairs giving access to sunshine dawn to dusk!. The cleanliness is immaculate, with the apartment being recently redecorated internally and a refurbished bathroom installed. The kitchen is fully equipped and is short of nothing. There are two excellent beaches within 5 minutes walk. Buses are available at the top of the road. Beach towels and a parasol are provided so no need to take your own! I would, and do, recommend this apartment to family and friends and will continue to use it as long as we are physically able!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Our apartment has undoubtedly the best location on this beautiful,quiet development surrounded by colourful, mature gardens and within easy walking distance of lovely beaches and coves. It is an excellent location for many Golf Courses, a modern Marina is just a few minutes drive and there are very good restaurants offering locally caught fish and other specialities within walking distance.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 40 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : City Bar at 400 Metres Nearest Golf : Salgados at 5 Kilometres Nearest Train : Albufeirra at 8 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A22 at 6 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Margem Sul at 400 Metres Nearest Beach : Praia dos Ariffes at 150 Metres Car: recommended


The attractive rock and sandy cove, Dos Arrifes is less than a 5 min walk and the larger Sao Rafael beach is less than a 10 min walk. Both beaches have sun umbrellas and loungers for hire, bar/restaurants and lifeguards (high season only). There are also many other excellent coves and beaches within a short drive.


Sao Rafael is a 40 minute drive from Faro Airport and 3 hours from Lisbon. Car hire is not essential but is recommended.


The popular town of Albufiera is less than a 10 minute drive with shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, nightclubs and an excellent sandy beach with watersports.

The Marina is a 20 minute walk with bars, cafes, restaurants and the starting point for a variety of boat trips along the attractive coast.

The fishing port of Portamao, Alvor, Monchique, Silves, Vilamoura, Faro and the border with Spain are all less than 1 hours drive.

Further Details:

Landscape and climate combine in the Central Algarve to create a region of all year appeal. Sandy beaches, cliffs, sheltered valleys full of orange groves, vineyards and olive trees, Moorish style houses, brightly painted sardine boats in the harbours and world class golf courses provide something for everyone.

There are two small supermarket within walking distance, several mid sized supermarkets within 10 minutes by car and the huge Algarve Shopping Centre within a 20 minute drive. Banks, Post Offices, Pharmacies etc can all be found in Albufeira.


Rental rates

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1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
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1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
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1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
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1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
25% deposit at time of booking. Balance due 6 weeks before departure plus a £150.00 refundable security deposit cheque. The cheque is returned after departure assuming there are no damages to be deducted. Our property management team are fluent English speaking and will meet you at our apartment when you arrive and are available to help you at any time during your stay.

Changeover Day:
Midweek or weekend arrivals and departures are acceptable. Please vacate by 10am and arrive after 3.00pm, unless by prior arrangement, to allow sufficient time for cleaning.

Notes on prices:
'Special' Deals are available for extended stays during the winter months.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 30-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

A beautiful first floor 2 bedroom penthouse, just 150 metres from the beach, with superb views of the sea and open heathland from the terraces, living room and bedrooms. The en-suite bathroom was renewed at the end of 2014 and includes a large walk-in shower. It is very well equipped, including broadband, comprehensive satellite TV, beach towels, childrens beach toys and two sets of golf clubs in case you would like to try one of the many fabulous golf courses. It is not surprising that most of our guests return year after year.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea


  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 110 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite shower room to bedroom 1 with walk-in shower, WC, bidet, wash basin and heated towel rail. Shower room has a walk-in shower cubicle, WC, wash basin and wall heater.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 adults plus a travel cot and fold up bed Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, built in wardrobes, hair dryer, en-suite shower room and access to a private sun terrace Bedroom 2 with twin beds, built in wardrobes, shower room opposite and access to a private sun terrace. Cot and fold-up bed also available.


  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Although the apartment is south facing with sun on the terraces throughout the day the property is designed to remain cool in summer and electric radiators are fitted to each room for cooler winter months. High security patio doors and windows are fitted with insect screens and additional security shutters. A safe is provided for the storage of valuables. Airport transfers, discounted golf bookings and welcome food packs can be arranged on request. Outside: Mature gardens around the apartment with car parking close by. Short walk to the condominium's large communal pool, children's paddling pool and guest lounge. The private, main terrace is equipped with a large sun umbrella, table, chairs and two sun loungers. The smaller terrace/balcony is equipped with a table and two chairs. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron/ironing board, clothes drying rack and storage shelves. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen, towels and beach towels are provided and laundered weekly. Apartment cleaned weekly. Other: Storage room contains childrens beach toys, 'cool' bag, 2 sets of gentlemens golf clubs - right handed, high chair, travel cot and fold-up children's bed.

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