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

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

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.


Owner
Catarina Carreira
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish
Calendar last updated:
19 October, 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.

Location

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
A22
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Sao Rafael
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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in the Albufeira in the Faro District

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • waterfront
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 ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Walk-in shower
  • 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
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
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
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.

Reviews

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Luxurious 2 Bedroom Apt. - Ocean View in a Quiet Location with Mature Gardens
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 27 reviews
5

Fantastic!!

  • 5 of 5

This property is exquisite.. superbly furnished and finished. Home from home.

Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. Hope to see you again.
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5

Lovely apartment - great view. Car rec' to appreciate where you are. Gr8 beach in easy short walk.

  • 5 of 5

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  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot for taking the time to post a review. Glad you enjoyed it.
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5

A fabulous apartment with the peace of Sao Rafael and the excitement of Albufeira!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was just great, very comfortable, everything we needed with a few things like wine, tea, herbs, spices and other basics available for us to use.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate your review. Our apologies for not responding earlier. Nice to know that you had a nice time and enjoyed our place close to Albufeira, but not too close. Thanks again!
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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
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write such a detailed review. Sorry for taking so long to acknowledge it. Very please to know that you enjoyed your holiday and that our apartment played some part in that. Thanks again!
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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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in the Albufeira, Portugal

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Mid Season 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£250
for 3 nights
From
£63
 
 
2018 Mid-Season
1 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£250
for 3 nights
From
£63
 
 
2018 High-Season
1 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£304
for 3 nights
From
£80
 
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
£719
for 7 nights
From
£94
 
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
£304
for 3 nights
From
£80
 
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
£250
for 3 nights
From
£63
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£223
for 3 nights
From
£54
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £223.34
Cleaning £62.54

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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