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Sao Rafael Luxury Sea view Apartment in a privileged coastal location

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Sao Rafael Luxury Sea view Apartment in a privileged coastal location

4.9/5 Exceptional

Entire apartment

1 bedroom1 bathroomSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Barbecue grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 72-hour vacancy between guest stays
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Albufeira, Faro District

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSao Rafael Beach9 min walk
  • Popular LocationArrifes Beach9 min walk
  • Popular LocationCoelha Beach3 min drive
  • AirportFaro (FAO-Faro Intl.)43 min drive

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 Luxury Sea view Apartment in a privileged coastal location

Family-friendly apartments in Albufeira with water park
Sunny Sea view apartment as close as you can get to the stunning, sandy Arrifes beach and Sao Rafael beach in Sao Rafael, Albufeira and right next door to a stunning 5* hotel with spa facilities and 3 excellent restaurants for your use.

This lovely sea-view 1 bed apartment with sofa bed in living room, is set amongst lush tropical gardens just a 5 minute stroll to the picture-perfect Arrifes beach! Due to strict building regulations along this unspoilt coastline, this apartment is about as close as you can legally be to Arrifes beach whilst still retaining the sea-view! A further stunning walk of 5 minutes will take you to the beautiful Blue Flag Sao Rafael beach which is TripAdvisor's number 3 of 98 things to do in Albufeira! It's famous for its fine golden sand, clear waters and limestone rock formations. Here you will find watersports such as SUP (Stand-up paddle-boarding), Kayaking and paddle boats and even a massage hut for a bit of pampering!

Now taking bookings for the first time for 2019, this apartment has been privately owned since new. Improvements include - new flat screen TV's with integral DVD/CD players in both the lounge and bedroom, new zip link twin beds with good quality mattresses that can be integrated to form a Super-King Size bed and a sofa bed in the lounge for single or double occupancy. Good quality linens and towels throughout. A new children's cot-bed and highchair are available at no extra charge. Free WIFI for your convenience.

A photographers paradise, there are also other stunning beaches closeby - Da Vigia, Praia Do Ninho de Andorinha (Swallows Nest Beach), Praia da Ponta Pequena (Small Point Beach), & Praia Da Ponta Grande to name a few of the small secluded beaches on your doorstep! Praia Da Coelha (Rabbit Beach!) is accessed via. a short walk along a footpath from the car park which passes through Olive trees, ancient Carob trees and Bamboo groves, all simply stunning!

For the Golf lovers amongst you Salgados Golf Course is an 11 minute (5.7km) drive away.

Or if you're into retail therapy Algarve Shopping is a 13 minute (8.5km) drive!

The Sao Rafael area is often referred to as the "Beverley Hills of Albufeira" due to its extremely beautiful surroundings and select accommodation. There are many excellent restaurants within walking distance including "A Sardinho" which specialises in fresh fish dishes on the beach, the Restaurant Praia de Sao Rafael which is on Sao Rafael beach and serves food all day. The well reviewed Praia Grande Restaurant is on your doorstep. Also a short 7 minute drive away in Gale you will find the increasingly famous 2 Michelin starred Restaurant, Vila Joya! Or alternatively you can stroll across to the luxurious 5 star Sao Rafael Atlantico hotel next door & enjoy a meal in one of their 3 excellent restaurants - they also offer spa treatments & lots of other luxurious services if you feel like treating yourself to a bit of pampering! So you have all the luxury on your doorstep but without the price tag!

If you prefer something more oriental there is a local Chinese restaurant also!

Or if you prefer a livelier scene just jump on the local bus or take a taxi and you're in Albufeira Marina in 5 minutes or Albufeira old town with its multitude of shops, bars & restaurants, in 15 minutes!

You can find Golf, Horse Riding, Watersports, Dolphin spotting, boat & fishing trips, plenty of cycling and walking & lots of other activities to keep you entertained. Or alternatively you could just enjoy the scenery, the food, the plentiful sunshine, the lovely pools (both adults and children's) & just chill!
Air-conditioned accommodation at this apartment offers a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils.
Recreational amenities at the apartment include a water park.

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

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


Contactless social distancing
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Shared/communal pool


  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • Car recommended

Family friendly

  • High chair


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


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Towels provided
  • Hairdryer


  • TV

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near a laundromat


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near outlet shopping

Things to do

  • Water Park
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Theme parks nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Golf nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 4

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25


Check-out before 11:00 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

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
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
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 99683/AL

We should mention

A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

About this area


Located in Albufeira, this apartment is near theme parks. 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. Jet skiing, kayaking and snorkelling offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with horse riding nearby.

What's nearby

  • Sao Rafael Beach - 9 min walk
  • Arrifes Beach - 9 min walk
  • Albufeira Marina - 2 min drive
  • Nossa Senhora da Orada Convent - 3 min drive
  • Coelha Beach - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Albufeira - Ferreiras Station - 10 min drive
  • Faro (FAO-Faro Intl.) - 43 min drive


  • Praia Grande - 8 min walk
  • O Marinheiro - 19 min walk
  • Jompra - 3 min drive
  • Castelo Do Mar - 3 min drive
  • Iguana Cafe - 4 min drive

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 19 out of 22 reviews
5 - Excellent 86%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 22 reviews
4 - Good 14%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 22 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 22 reviews
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Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 22 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent

Perfect location
This house was so close to the beach, it was perfect for our family! My 5 and 3 year old children had no problem walking to and from the beach everyday. We loved it and were sad to leave.

5/5 Excellent

Lovely apartment - great location
We had a very enjoyable 10 days. The apartment was very clean and had all that we needed. The location was good for the nearest two beaches and good uber service for travelling around.

5/5 Excellent

Family Holiday
We had a great week at the apartment. It had everything we needed and more. Julie couldn't have been more helpful and kind, checking that we had everything we needed. We had a really lovely week.

5/5 Excellent

Great family holiday in a lovely apartment with all the facilities you need
We had a great 11 nights at this property. The owner couldn't have been more helpful and accomadating to help us get the holiday we wanted. Great beaches, pool and restaurants all within easy walking distance as well as a small shop so if you don't want to hire a car you could easily get by. We did hire a car as we were there for over a week and so it proved a great base to get around and see a bit more of the Algarve. Comfortable apartment to relax in and very beautiful balcony view of the sea and lovely gardens. It had everything you needed. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to holiday in the Algarve.

5/5 Excellent

Awesome place. Better than expected. Had a terrific time. Julie was a great host.