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Villa Bonita, Sao Rafael, Algarve, Portugal

Villa Bonita

Sao Rafael, Algarve

Villa Summary

Villa Bonita is set on the hills above Sao Rafael with spectacular views of the sea for you to admire, it is a well appointed, traditional 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom villa with private pool. It is nestled in Cerro D'Aguia and just 2¾ miles North West of popular Albufeira, where a host of amenities are on offer to ensure that you get even more from your villa getaway. It includes WiFi and air conditioning/heating in the bedrooms for your convenience.

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

Villa Features

  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 2 to 7
  • Beach 2 ½ miles
  • Heated Pool
    30 x 16 ft Information
  • Free Air Con
  • Wifi
  • Car Essential Information
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Villa Description
Villa Bonita is a well positioned and comfortably furnished villa. From the tarmac track, large green iron gates open to a paved driveway with space for two cars.

The front door opens to an entrance hall.

A corridor leads to the lounge/dining room with attractive "Moorish style" rounded windows and a feature open fireplace. The dining area has a table and chairs for 6. Sliding doors from here open out to a covered terrace overlooking the pool, gardens and sea in the distance.

The terrace is also accessible from the kitchen. It has a table and chairs and is adjacent to an attractive brick barbecue for alfresco style dining by the pool.

Further along the corridor, to the right of the lounge/dining room is the kitchen with a table and chairs for 4 making it an informal dining area. It has good utilities, and is decorated in traditional 'azulejo' tiles. Sliding doors open out to the shared covered terrace area.

Completing the ground floor accommodation is the twin bedroom with an adjacent shower room. Patio doors open out to an attractive side garden and the pool. The pool is heated at no extra cost.

Marble steps lead up to the first floor.

On the first floor there are two bedrooms, one twin and one double, and another shower room. Both bedrooms have direct access to a shared balcony, with spectacular views the sea from east to west for many miles into the distance.

All bedrooms are air conditioned/heated and WiFi is also available at no extra cost.

On this level is a further balcony to the front of the villa providing views of the ridge.

Outside, a feature of the enclosed garden is the free heated, kidney-shaped pool which is set in paved terracing, and there are equally stunning views of the ocean from here. To the side of the villa is a "secret" garden enclosed on one side by a tall hedge. It also has flowering plants and trees and a very small lawn.

Low rosemary hedges line little pathways around the garden and the whole area enjoys the hillside breezes on those hot summer days.

This villa has applied for a licence and the submission number is AlojLocal/2009/411. 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

  • 1 double bedroom  
  • 2 twin bedrooms  
  • 2 shower rooms  

Indoor amenities

  • FREE WiFi  
  • FREE Air conditioning/heating in 3 bedrooms   Information
  • 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: 30 x 16 ft  
  • Pool Depth: Min. 4ft, Max. 7ft  
Villa Location
This villa is nestled on the Cerro D'Aguia ridge, 2¾ miles North West of Albufeira. Villa Bonita has views of the countryside and sea and is 2½ miles from Castelo beach, with a restaurant and mini market even nearer.

Location features

Villa Bonita has commanding views of the surrounding countryside and the sea from its vantage point on the ridge of Cerro D'Aguia, known locally as millionaire's row. A country track leads up to the villa.

This excellent position provides a holiday away from the hustle and bustle yet is within easy access to the excellent Castelo beach, just over 2½ miles away, with a snack bar/restaurant. A mini market and several restaurants are in the locality.

Albufeira lies 2¾ miles to the East. The Algarve's most popular resort boasts all manner of shopping amenities and restaurants of all kinds along narrow cobbled streets, but where evidence of Albufeira's Moorish history can still be seen. A pedestrian tunnel provides access to the large sandy beach, flanked by dramatic cliffs and rock formations.

A mile and half further is Praia D'Oura with its thriving nightlife scene.

Guia itself, the renowned home of the typical Algarve dish, spicy chicken piri piri is around 3¾ miles away.

Further afield, for those with children, a choice of water-slide parks and the Zoomarine aquarium and dolphin show are within a 20 minute drive.

For those seeking more relaxing surroundings, Villa Bonita is perfectly located to reach a string of lovely sandy beaches within a few miles, such as those at Castelo, Galé, and Praia Grande.

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 de Agua.

In this area

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GPS coordinates

Latitude: 37.088074

Longitude: -8.276996

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Activities and things to do
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
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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 Bonita Customer Reviews

Gintare Statkeviciute, 30-Apr-2016

Everything was perfect. Will book again!

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Jennifer Gaskin, 30-May-2015

Villa was great for a family. Very comfortable.

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Neil Cockbain, 03-May-2014

Villa Bonita was a very comfortable villa, with well kept garden and pool. It also had a fantastic view. The couple that looked after the villa we're very kind and friendly too!

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Alan Ince, 07-Sep-2013

Superb villa! Nothing fancy inside but lovely and homely. The views were priceless. If I won the lottery I would snap it up in a heartbeat.

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Zoe Haseldine, 13-Jul-2013

This has been our third year with Villa PLUS, and second time in staying In Villa Bonita...we loved it so much last year that we booked up to stay here again this year. We had another fantastic fortnight stopping here, and would highly recommend anyone to stop here. We love the area that villa Bonita is situated, easy access to shops/bars/beaches...You're Not overlooked by neighbours, unike some villas that you can book. The view is beautiful, and the pool is great place to cool down after spending the day down at one of the many wonderful beaches, that are all close by(5 / 10 minutes by car)...we were spoilt for choice..x Thank you Villa PLUS for another amazing holiday.... Hoping to re book with you again next year..x

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Kenneth Rose, 06-Oct-2012

Villa Bonita is a lovely villa in a wonderful location overlooking Alberfura & the sea quiet & close enough to drive to the strip in minutes with all the night life & many restaurants, will definitely be returning.

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Joyce Mary Lawrence, 22-Sep-2012

We had a fantastic time the villa was lovely and collecting the car so easy

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Rachel Cornwall, 21-Jul-2012

Beautiful villa, spotlessly clean with immaculate garden and pool area. The views were amazing, and there was a lovely cool breeze up on the hillside. Within walking distance of a couple of nice restaurants. We would definitely return.

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Zoe Haseldine, 07-Jul-2012

We holidayed with Vila PLUS last year and loved it, so re-booked this year, we decided to try another villa,so chose Villa Bonita,.this was slightly more in land,but the view was wonderful,we knew the area so the beaches were only minutes away by car.The villa itself was fantastic. We had 4 adults and 2children in our party, and we all agreed that it was the best villa we'd stopped in. The maid was lovely,very friendly(even though she didn't speak much English,she'd always smile and try to make polite conversation)The pool was great...lots of splashy fun was had by all. After enjoying the hot sunshine it was then great to use the air conditioning to get a cool good night's sleep. Thank you Villa PLUS for another lovely holiday...we're already looking up next year's adventures with you!!!

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