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Luxurious 2 Bedroom Apt. - Ocean View in a Quiet Location with Mature Gardens

Overview

Property

Updated: 28-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Apartment in Sao Rafael, Albufeira, Central Algarve, Portugal - Renovated In 2014; Large Pool; Children's Pool; 5 Minute Walk To The Beach

São Rafael is a prestigious complex of low rise apartments and villas set in mature gardens occupying one of the most sought after locations in the Algarve. Our apartment is only a short stroll from São Rafael beach and one minute walk from the main pool and adjacent children's pool. It faces south giving plenty of sunshine and breathtaking ocean views from both the master bedroom and the open plan living area with a terrace. This is our first rental property and shortly after purchasing it we renovated it paying special attention to details that we consider important when we take our holidays: We believe holiday homes should be clean, comfortable, cozy, and environment friendly. On the top floor of this 2 floor apartment you will find two bedrooms and one bathroom. The bedrooms are decorated with traditional Algarvian wooden ceilings, hand painted mosaics and have their own built-in closets. The beds are fitted with high fiber count Egyptian cotton linen and a choice of either natural goose down or hypo-allergenic hollow fiber pillows. The bathroom is equipped with a walk in rain shower and high fiber count Turkish cotton towels. The stairs down to the living area are protected with optional child proof gates. Downstairs on the main floor you will find the open concept living area with the kitchen, the dining/living room and a terrace. The kitchen boasts modern high efficiency appliances and all the amenities you need to prepare and serve up your culinary creations. The living and dining area boast a phenomenal ocean view, a fire place, is fitted with modern audio-visual equipment. On the terrace you will find a place to relax with an unprecedented view and an open fire grill to enjoy some open air cooking. Keeping the environment in mind, the apartment has been fitted with high efficiency appliances, efficient lighting, water efficient plumbing, double glazed wooden windows, and a solar powered hot water heating system. High Speed Internet available both by Wi-Fi and cable.

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About the Owner

Catarina Carreira
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish
Calendar last updated:
28 June, 2017

About Catarina Carreira

I moved to Portugal back in 2008 just before marrying my husband with whom I have two beautiful children with; a boy and a girl. We often come to this part of the Algarve for holidays and decided to buy an apartment here as an investment and also to enjoy ourselves.

Catarina Carreira purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Catarina Carreira chose Algarve

My husband first brought me to this area of the Algarve on my first trip to Portugal. He spent a lot of holiday time here when he was younger and has very fond memories. Since then, I have also fallen in love with the location because it is beautiful, quiet, and very close to the beach.

But, if you feel like going out for a good time, then Albufeira is just 10 minutes away by car.

22 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)

5

Our home away from home !

  • 5 of 5

Perfectly located for us...we drove from one end of the Algarve to the other....more than once in our 4 week stay.

We lacked for nothing and Marco jumped in immediately if we needed something,

A comfortable and well run property, in an upscale and very safe community.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to post a nice review. We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay us and hope you enjoy the rest of your vacation. Have a safe trip back to Canada!
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5

A Magical Place

  • 5 of 5

We chose this apartment for many reasons, upscale location, ocean view, close proximity to a beautiful beach and the apartment itself with its true Portuguese style interior. This apartment exceeded our expectations and was clean and comfortable for three adults and two children. The location is quiet and relaxing and just a short walk to one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen, Praia de São Rafael. If you wish to visit the Old Town of Albufeira you will need transportation but we were fortunate enough to have a rental car. The apartment is fully equipped with laundry and everything you need to cook in the kitchen... except the food of course. We very much enjoyed our stay here and would absolutely recommend it as well as stay here again. My only wish was that we could have spent more time there!

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautifully decorated and comfortable home, a true home away!!

  • 5 of 5

After a long day we arrived to the apartment, everything was perfect!! I was so pleased at all the detail the owners took to ensure their guests were comfortable. The home came equipped with everything you could need and more; from a wonderful nespresso machine to an outside grill we seriously couldn't ask for more.. The beach is within walking distance and a wonderful restaurant, A Sardinha that was also phenomenal!! The pictures were spot on and I really see myself visiting again!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lisa for the wonderful review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best of Luck!
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5

Fab appartment

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay in this appartment have been coming to albufeira for 15 years and this is the first time staying in sao rafael it was very comfortable fabulous views and very quiet will definitely book again for next year

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for the review!
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4

A clean villa on a pleasant complex with a lovely pool. Great beach 5 minutes walk away

  • 4 of 5

We had never been to Portugal before and fell in love with the coastline and beaches. We stayed one night near the strip in Albufeira and never again as it was very noisy with clubbers coming in at 7am. However, we then went to the villa in Sao Rafael and this was relaxing and peaceful with a great pool and a beach nearby with wonderful warm sea. It is easy to get a taxi in to Albufeira old town which cost approx 7 Euros each way as there is very little choice of bars and restaurants near the villa. We had a drive out to Luz and Lagos which is a little more up market and then drove out to Cab de Vincent the most westerly point in Europe, with dramatic headland and lighthouse. Overall we would go back to Portugal but will stay near Lagos next time. A car is advisable for this accommodation as there is a big Lidl and Aldi but they are a 10 minute drive away.

However the accommodation was clean and comfortable with higher end appliances and crockery/cutlery/utensils.

Catrina has been very helpful and answered all our queries efficiently.

Mrs Barker

20th August

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We'd like to thank you very much taking the time to write a detailed review. It not only helps us, but also our future guests.
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5

Home from home.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you very much for our relaxing 3 week holiday in your comfortable apartment. Every day we enjoyed a leisurely breakfast on the terrace over looking the sea. Apartment clean, modern, very well equipped and in a beautiful quiet area. We will definitely book again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the great review! We are very happy that you enjoyed your time. Hope to welcome you again.
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Location

From the Owner

My husband first brought me to this area of the Algarve on my first trip to Portugal. He spent a lot of holiday time here when he was younger and has very fond memories. Since then, I have also fallen in love with the location because it is beautiful, quiet, and very close to the beach. But, if you feel like going out for a good time, then Albufeira is just 10 minutes away by car.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 45 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 200 Metres Nearest Motorway : A22 at 12 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 200 Metres Nearest Beach : Sao Rafael at 200 Metres Car: not necessary

Coast/Beach:

5 minute walk to the beach.

Travel:

Faro airport is approximately 40 minutes drive away. Lisbon airport is approximately 2hrs drive away.

Distances:

Local Bars and restaurants are within a 5 minute walk. Old town Albufeira is 5 minute drive and the marina is 2 minute drive away; both can be walked.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High Season 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£286
for 3 nights
From
£76
 
 
Peak Season 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£678
for 7 nights
£678
 
 
High Season 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£286
for 3 nights
From
£76
 
 
Mid Season 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£236
for 3 nights
From
£59
 
 
2018 Mid-Season
1 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£236
for 3 nights
From
£59
 
 
2018 High-Season
1 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£286
for 3 nights
From
£76
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
2018 Peak-Season
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£678
for 7 nights
From
£88
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
2018 High-Season
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£286
for 3 nights
From
£76
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
2018 Mid-Season
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£236
for 3 nights
From
£59
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£211
for 3 nights
From
£51
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £210.55
Cleaning £58.95

Booking Notes:
Full payment required immediately if holiday booking date is less than 45 days before holiday commencement date.
A ‘Security Deposit’ of €250 is required with each booking.
This will be returned following a successful inspection after completion of your holiday.

Notes on prices:
Please get in touch for special longer and shorter term rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

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

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool

Suitability

  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • waterfront

Attractions

  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 1 bathroom equipped with a walk-in rain shower. Plush high fiber count Turkish towels. Hair dryer.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a double bed, a built in closet, a personal vanity area, and an ocean view. Bedroom 2 has 2 twin beds, a built in closet, and a garden view. High fiber count Egyptian cotton linen and a choice of either natural or hypoallergenic pillows.

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: High Speed Internet available both by Wi-Fi and cable. Children's cot available on request (no additional cost) Sofabed available (for an additional fee) Outside: Mature gardens throughout the complex. A terrace with plants, a barbecue, and wooden garden furniture. Utility Room: Washing machine; ironing board; iron Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are included and cleaning service is offered once weekly for stays longer than one week.