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Sao Rafael Beach Resort, Nr Albufeira, Central Algarve

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2 bedrooms, in-room safe, iron/ironing board, cots/infant beds
Beach nearby, beach towels
Beach nearby, beach towels
Beach nearby, beach towels
Outdoor pool, a heated pool

Overview of Sao Rafael Beach Resort, Nr Albufeira, Central Algarve

Private host

Sao Rafael Beach Resort, Nr Albufeira, Central Algarve

4.5/5 Wonderful

Entire apartment

2 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 6

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Outdoor Space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest stays
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
  • Follows industry sanitisation guidelines
Albufeira, Faro District

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSao Rafael Beach6 min walk
  • Popular LocationMarinha Beach27 min drive
  • Popular LocationVilamoura Marina27 min drive
  • AirportFaro (FAO-Faro Intl.)34 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6
Bedroom 1
    2 single beds
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower
Bathroom 2

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire apartment to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Sao Rafael Beach Resort, Nr Albufeira, Central Algarve

Family-friendly apartments with water park and outdoor pool
In the most prestigious and sought after front line location on the entire Sao Rafael complex in the Algarve, this spacious and superbly furnished upper floor 2 bed apartment offers the shortest walk to 2 magnificent beaches and is one of the fewer to offer authentic south facing balcony views of beautiful cliff and sea vistas. The website has voted Sao Rafael as Portugal's best I beach & the 4th best in Europe. The environmental organisation Quercus has said that 15 of the Albufeira coast beaches, including Sao Rafael, have excellent water quality and Blue Flag status. Both beaches have superb restaurants and bars. The complex has a small supermarket within walking distance.
The Albufeira marina with its many shops, cafes and bars, is within walking distance where an array of water sport activities are on offer and the charming old town of Albufeira is a few minutes drive away. Numerous great golf courses are also close to hand.
The recently redecorated apartment has a new modern en-suite bathroom, re-fitted and upgraded shower room in 2020. New mattresses on beds and sofa bed plus unlimited Internet access with all major Sky & British TV channels including sports channels available. CD/Radio/MP3 player.
We have an English speaking management team who will meet & greet you and be available for help if needed during your stay. They can arrange airport transfers and welcome baskets for you upon request.

House Rules
Check in after: 15:00
Check out before: 10:00

No pets
No events
No smoking
Max guests: 6
Minimum age of primary renter: 25

Also note:

The sofa bed can accommodate 1 adult/2 children. There is an additional fee of £25 per week for 5th person/£50 per week for 6 people.
Air-conditioned accommodation at this apartment offers a safe and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, bidets and hairdryers. Cots/infant beds are also available.
Recreational amenities at the apartment include a water park and an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Speaks English
Bookings for this property are managed through Vrbo, part of our Expedia Group family.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal)
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of European Holiday Home Association (EHHA - Europe)

Social distancing

Property is kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Near the beach
  • Beach towels


  • Outdoor pool
  • Heated pool
  • Shared/communal pool


  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • Car recommended

Family friendly

  • Playground
  • Cot/infant bed available
  • Travel cot
  • Children's toys
  • High chair


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster
  • Electric kettle


  • Dining table


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Towels provided
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet paper
  • Bidet


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Video library
  • Games
  • Music library

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Garden


  • Washing machine


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Safe
  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Water Park
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Golf on site
  • Cycling nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 6

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cots (infant beds) are available

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and a deadlock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Property registration number 12673/AL

We should mention

A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Sao Rafael Beach Resort, Nr Albufeira, Central Algarve Apartment
Sao Rafael Beach Resort, Nr Albufeira, Central Algarve Albufeira

About this area


Located in Albufeira, this apartment is near theme parks and near the beach. While the natural beauty of Sao Rafael Beach and Praia dos Alemães can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can explore Albufeira Marina. Travelling with kids? Consider Zoomarine and Aqualand Waterpark. Scuba diving and snorkelling offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking and horse riding nearby.

What's nearby

  • Arrifes Beach - 2 min walk
  • Sao Rafael Beach - 6 min walk
  • Coelha Beach - 3 min drive
  • Marinha Beach - 27 min drive
  • Vilamoura Marina - 27 min drive

Getting around

  • Albufeira - Ferreiras Station - 11 min drive
  • Faro (FAO-Faro Intl.) - 34 min drive


  • Praia Grande - 9 min walk
  • Scooby's - 3 min drive
  • Jompra - 4 min drive
  • Castelo Do Mar - 4 min drive
  • Iguana Cafe - 5 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 8 out of 11 reviews
5 - Excellent 73%
Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 11 reviews
4 - Good 18%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 11 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 11 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 11 reviews
1 - Terrible 9%

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful apartment, will be back!
We stayed at this beautiful apartment for 3 weeks and it was absolutely fantastic. We had a few health problems but Angela was available and willing to help straight away. Couldn't recommend highly enough except we don't want it getting booked out so we can't go again next year! Apartment exactly as shown in photos and everything you need for a great holiday.

4/5 Good

A lovely and comfortable apartment. Very well equipped. Couple mins walk to beautiful beaches
Communication with Angela was very good. Lovely apartment which was modern and comfortable And like home from home and also very close to spectacular beaches. Arrifes beach just a stones throw! Pool was nice and clean though it is a couple of streets and a five minute walk away which Isn’t too clear on booking website. However you get used to this and wouldn’t deter us from booking again.

5/5 Excellent

Fabulous-highly recommend
This apartment was everything we wanted and had everything we needed! The location was perfect, the balcony and views were perfect! We knew the area but were impressed with the apartment and the facilities. Angela the owner, has been brilliant with her assistance and communication and we are very much looking forward to another holiday here too.

5/5 Excellent

Portugal holiday
This is an ideal location for families. The location is perfect for local beaches only a short walk away. There are numerous local restaurants nearby again walking distance (5-10mins). fantastic views along the coast. Journeys can be made by car and local taxis to town centres for vibrant night life and daytime entertainment. Including sailing boating activities.The apartment sits in beautiful well kept garden and grounds. Is very quiet and restful in evenings Only one draw back is the pool which caters for numerous guests has quite a strict policy enforced by staff of no inflatables for sitting or playing for children to enjoy ball games. We would have liked to have known . The apartment is close to the local marina about 15-20 walk for and bars restaurants.

5/5 Excellent

Férias 2021
Um sítio muito calmo. Tudo bem arranjadinho a nível da relva e do resto do jardim. Tem bons acessos para a praia. O apartamento é espectacular com todos os apetrechos. Ficamos muito satisfeitos.. Aliás é o segundo ano. Que fizemos a vossa escolha.