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Stylish 2 bedroom garden apartment just a short walk from pool and beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 0 - 30 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

2 Bedroom ground floor apartment with direct access to the garden, 1 minute from the pool and less than 10 minutes walk to the beach

Tucked away in a quiet area of the attractive low rise Sao Rafael complex yet only 1 minute's walk from the swimming pool, this large, airy, 2 bedroom ground floor apartment has recently been refurbished to a high standard. The traditional design means it stays cool inside even when it is at its hottest outside. It has direct access to its own large semi private garden with views towards the sea and is within 100m of the communal swimming pool and a short walk to two glorious beaches and several bars and restaurants. Accommodation comprises: Spacious lounge with seating for 6 comprising of a large sofabed, armchair and banquette; satellite TV with UK channels; DVD; feature fireplace; patio doors out to the south facing terrace. Fully equipped modern kitchen with electric oven and hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, cafetiere, toaster, juicer, washing machine, a full range of utensils, pans and crockery and a dining table with seating for 6. 2 large twin bedrooms with fitted wardrobes. Modern bathroom with toilet, sink and walk in rain shower. Large covered south facing terrace with table, 6 chairs and 2 sun loungers, BBQ and direct access to the communal gardens. Safe, hairdryer, iron, ironing board and clothes airer. Towels & beach towels provided, linen changed weekly for 2 week summer lets. Wi fi available in the apartment for a small additional charge with free wifi at most of the local restaurants.

Extended winter lets are available. Please contact owner for rates and terms.

More Details

Jackie Halls
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
28 March, 2018

About Jackie Halls

Having visited the Albufeira area for the last 20 years and the Sao Rafael complex in particular since 2009 we decided in 2014 to purchase our own apartment. We now visit 3 or 4 times a year, mainly to relax and enjoy our holiday but also to ensure that the high standard of our apartment is maintained.

Jackie Halls purchased this apartment in 2014


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Sesmarias in Albufeira

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Modern bathroom with toilet, sink and walk in rain shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 2 large twin bedrooms each with fitted wardrobes Sofa bed sleeps one Travel cot available
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Notes on accommodation: The apartment has recently been refurbished to a very high standard and definitely has the wow factor. Outside: The south facing covered terrace leads directly to the large semi private garden. Patio furniture consists of a table, 6 chairs, 2 loungers and a BBQ. The large communal swimming pool and children's pool are 100 metres away. Due to its ground floor position this apartment is ideal for young and old alike. Guests can spread out onto the grass so there is plenty of space (and sun) for everyone. The covered terrace offers shade in the summer but creates a sun trap in the winter months making it ideal for long term low season rents. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, linen and beach towels are included. Weekly cleaning service provided May - October.


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Stylish 2 bedroom garden apartment just a short walk from pool and beach
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews

Fantástico apartamento, localización, playas .. un 10!!

  • 5 of 5

Muy situado, muy cómodo .. para repetir ...

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Apartamento cómodo e bem equipado

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The large beach of Sao Rafael is an 8 minute walk and the smaller picturesque Arrifes beach is less than 10 minutes walk.


Sao Rafael is approximately 35 minutes drive from Faro airport. The owner can recommend a taxi company to guests for airport transfers.


Albufeira, with its shops, bars and restaurants, is a 5 minute drive.

Further Details:

There are several bars and restaurants within easy walking distance of the apartment so a car is not necessary. These range from local establishments serving traditional Portuguese fare to 5* hotels so something for everyone. There is a small general store a short walk away with larger supermarkets 5 mins by car or taxi.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Sesmarias, Algarve

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
April 2018
15 Mar 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May 2018
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
June 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July/Aug 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Nov 18-Mar 19
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
The minimum rental is one week, bookings can not be made for less than 7 nights. Prices will be calculated pro rata for any part weeks more than 7 nights. A full refund of the rental price paid will be given for cancellations made more than 2 months prior to arrival. No refund will be given for cancellations made within 2 months of the arrival date. For payments made by bank transfer a 20% deposit is payable at the time of booking with the balance due 2 months before arrival. £150 security deposit also payable which will be refunded following a successful inspection of the property after departure. Wifi is an additional 10 euros per week payable on arrival. Arrivals after 23:00 will be charged a 15 euro late arrival fee.

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover days. Arrival time 3pm, departure time 10am.

Notes on prices:
Long term winter rates are available, please contact the owner for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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