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Villa Aqua Mar, Sao Rafael, Algarve, Portugal

Villa Aqua Mar

Sao Rafael, Algarve

Villa Summary

Villa Aqua Mar has a large private pool and great central location in the sought after resort of Sao Rafael. The marvellous sandy beach and choice of good shops and restaurants are all within a few minutes' walk. There are plenty of opportunities to get more from your holiday with the resorts of Albufeira and Praid D'Oura just a short drive away. Air conditioning/heating in the bedrooms and lounge, WiFi and pool heating are included in this 4 bedroom, 5 bathroom villa.

Arrival & Departure Day :
Villa check in time from 16:00 Information
Villa check out time 10:00 Information

Villa Features

  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 2 to 9
  • Beach 600 yds
  • Heated Pool
    20 x 10 ft Information
  • Free Air Con
  • Wifi
  • Car Useful Information
Centrally located villas
Why our Algarve expert loves this villa
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Villa Description
Swimming pool, pool terrace and sunbathing area

There is ample room around the large pool to relax and work on your tan. To one side, there is a dining table with chairs by the BBQ, ideal for dining alfresco. There is also a poolside shower and lawned area down one side of the villa.


There is parking both on the road and on the private driveway for your hire cars. The front door opens into the entrance hallway.

Living space and kitchen

The fully equipped kitchen has granite work surfaces and a breakfast bar separating it from the open plan lounge/dining area. There are 2 sets of patio doors keeping the room flooded with natural light during the day. These doors open onto the pool terrace.

Bedrooms and bathrooms

On the ground floor there are 2 twin bedrooms, one of which has an en suite bathroom. There are also 2 separate shower rooms on this floor, accessible from the kitchen and games room. Upstairs, there are 2 double bedrooms both with en suite bathrooms and access to the same large, shared balcony, overlooking the pool. One of these bedrooms also has a second private balcony at the side of the villa with views over the pool towards the resort.

Games room

At the end of the driveway is the games room which houses the table tennis table. It leads through to one of the shower rooms.

This villa has applied for a licence and the submission number is ALOJLOCAL/2012/49. The licence number will follow.
Key Notes
  • Villa Plus In-Resort Service  
  • Mid Week Towel Change & Light Clean  
  • Bed Linen  
  • Bathroom Towels  
  • Iron & Ironing Board  
  • Villa check in time from 16:00   Information
  • Villa check out time 10:00   Information

Villa facilities

  • 2 double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms  
  • 1 twin bedroom with en suite bathroom  
  • 1 twin bedroom  
  • 2 shower rooms  

Indoor amenities

  • FREE WiFi  
  • FREE Air conditioning/heating in 4 bedrooms and lounge  
  • Sat TV with BBC and ITV  
  • Safe  
  • CD Player  
  • DVD Player  
  • Washing machine  
  • Dishwasher  
  • Microwave  
  • Hairdryers  
  • Childgate(s)  

Outdoor amenities

  • Alarm And Nightlight  
  • Brick BBQ  
  • FREE Pool heating  
  • Pool/Billiard Table  
  • Table Tennis  
  • Pool Size: 20 x 10 ft  
  • Pool Depth: Min. 3ft, Max. 7ft  
Villa Location
Villa Aqua Mar is within the Vila Rosal private complex, next to Villa Estrela do Mar, in the sought after resort of Sao Rafael. The resorts' picturesque cove beach and array of shops and restaurants are within easy walking distance of the villa. The popular resorts of Albufeira and the lively Praia D'Oura, with a host of amenities, are just a short drive away meaning you can get even more from your holiday.

Location features

Bars, shops and restaurants

Albufeira lies 2 miles to the east and is well worth a visit. The old town is pedestrianised and has a plethora of shops and restaurants. The colourful marina also has a small choice of places to eat. A mile and a half further is Praia D'Oura with its thriving nightlife scene. The smaller town of Guia is around 4 ½ miles away. It is home of the renowned Algarvean dish spicy chicken piri piri - an absolute must!


This villa is in an excellent location between the beaches of Sao Rafael and Praia da Coelha. Several other beaches can be found within a couple of miles, such as those at Castelo, Galé and Praia Grande.

Family fun

For a great family day out, there are a choice of water parks in the area along with the Zoomarine Aquarium and Dolphin Show, all within a 20 minute drive.


For golfers, the nearest course is Salgados, alongside Praia Grande. Alternatively, the 9-hole Sheraton Pine Cliffs course is to the other side of Albufeira, near Olhos D'Agua.


Every villa comes with its own manual, complete with details of the best restaurants, taxis, local amenities and activities. And of course, our reps are on hand to make sure you love your holiday more. If you need any advice or tips on the local area, they will be more than happy to help.

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GPS coordinates

Latitude: 37.079658

Longitude: -8.286062

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Activities and things to do
Albufeira Resort
Albufeira is one of the largest resorts in The Algarve and this holiday resort is the original tourist capital of the region. Although the main square is surrounded by souvenir shops and supermarkets, the atmosphere of Albufeira is essentially Moorish with hundreds of white villas streaming out from the centre and hugging the nearby hillsides.

During the 19th Century the economy of Portugal was not surprisingly based around the fishing industry. Albufeira was one of the first tourist areas of The Algarve, and in the 1960&rsquo,s started to become extremely important to the local economy. Holiday villas have since spread out from the old town centre of Albufeira, to the neighbouring resorts such as Praia d&rsquo,Oura.

Visit Albufeira&rsquo,s colourful marina which is West of Albufeira &ndash, a great place to have a leisurely coffee or a glass of wine whilst watching the boats. A lot of money has been invested in Albufeira Marina with sculptures, shops, the yachting club, watersports and boat trips available.

The beautiful bay at Albufeira forms a natural amphitheatre, sheltered by bizarrely shaped cliffs. This is a lively area for a villa holiday, which has a number of bars and nightclubs yet still remains home to some of the traditional Portuguese way of life with local fisherman and their brightly painted boats still plying a profitable trade.

Salgados golf course
One of the many courses in the Algarve, it was once an aircraft landing strip and wetland area beside a bird sanctuary.

It has been compared to both a Scottish links course and a water-filled Florida course and if you enjoy water challenges this course is for you.

The par 4 seventh is rated amongst the best holes in Portugal. The final three holes decrease in difficulty allowing golfers to ease up after a testing first 15.

Address: Vale do Rabelho, Apartado 2266 8200-917
Tel: + 351 289 583030
Fax: + 351 289 591112
For golf bookings - Email:

Description: Eighteen holes, 6080 metres, Par 72
Location: Six kilometers west of Albufeira. Turn off the EN125 at Guia.

Zoomarine is an exotic marine life theme park home to hundreds of fantastic and fascinating sea creatures. The park includes dolphins, sea lions, turtles, a shark, a museum and an alligator farm as well as a mini-zoo, exotic birds and tropical fish.

Some of the best shows in Europe are staged at Zoomarine such as sea lion, dolphin and eagle shows. It is advisable to arrive early and plan an itinerary for the day.

It is also possible to interact with dolphins but it is advisable to call at least 2 days in advance. Even though it is costable, it is very popular.

Entertainment at the theme park also includes fairground rides, swimming pools, shops and a cinema.

Zoomarine is situated at KM65 close to Albufeira on the main N125 road between Pera and Guia. The park is in a tranquil setting offset by gardens and lakes. Tel: 200 351 289 560 300.
Krazy World
Krazy World has a Crazy Golf course which features a whopping 36 holes. There is a petting farm where you can hold snakes, take pony rides, touch camels, kangaroos and parrots. Swimming pools provide the opportunity to cool off.

Krazy World is located near Algoz on the N264 which leaves the N269 ten miles east of Silves. Tel: 00 351 282 574 134.

Aqualand Waterslide Park
Formerly known as 'The Big One,' Aqualand has spectacular gardens and is probably the largest waterpark in the Algarve.

The names of the slides give you an idea of what to expect – Hydra, Raging Rapids, Banzai Boggan, Kamikaze, Surf Beach, Rainbow Park, Crazy Leap, Crazy Race &, Congo River! Users of the Kamikaze slide fall 26 metres vertically to the pool below in only four seconds!

Aqualand is located west of Alcantarilha on the main N125 road some ten kilometres outside Albufeira. Tel: 00 351 282 320 230.
Villa Aqua Mar Customer Reviews

Dean Dickinson, 26-Jul-2015

Great villa with everything you need for a fantastic holiday.

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Brian Richards, 07-Jun-2015

Fabulous villa loved everything about it

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Sally Mills, 27-Oct-2013

Second time with Villa Plus and another fantastic holiday!

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Hannah Colley, 20-Oct-2013

Great, spacious villa. Pool heating was very noticeable. A couple of restaurants within walking distance. Beach was a short car ride. You could even see the sea from the upstairs terrace!

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Patricia Leverington, 08-Sep-2013

We were amazed by the standard of the villa, we have used Villa Plus several times and they have always been good but this villa was exceptional. Thank you Villa Plus!

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Villa Aqua Mar is not available to book for 2019 season as it is sold out. Take a look here at the Algarve villas that are currently on sale.

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