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Villa Estrela do Mar, Sao Rafael, Algarve, Portugal

Villa Estrela do Mar

Sao Rafael, Algarve

Villa Summary

Villa Estrela do Mar is a smart 4 bedroom villa in the sought after area of Sao Rafael with the shops, restaurants and golden sandy Sao Rafael beach all within a short walk. The villa boasts air conditioning/heating in the bedrooms and lounge and a large private heated pool at no extra cost.

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

Villa Features

  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 2 to 9
  • Beach 600 yds
  • Heated Pool
    20 x 10 ft Information
  • Free Air Con
  • Wifi
  • Car Useful Information
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Villa Description

Villa Estrela do Mar is an attractively furnished 4 bedroom villa with air conditioning/heating in the lounge and bedrooms and pool heating at no extra cost. From the street, the garden gate opens onto a pathway which leads to the front porch, which is very typically decorated with Portuguese painted tiles.

The entrance opens into a small hallway with steps leading up to the open plan lounge/dining room. From here there are 2 sets of patio doors opening out onto the pool terrace and lawns.

An archway from the living area leads through to the fresh, fully equipped kitchen which is centered around a breakfast bar. The kitchen also has a set of patio doors leading out to the lawn at the side of the villa.

An archway from the kitchen takes you back into the hallway where further along, there are two twin bedrooms, both with en suite bathrooms and patio doors.

On the left of the hallway is the very large staircase to the first floor and thw other two bedrooms, both doubles with en suite bathrooms and patio doors to a shared upper terrace with views over the resort towards the sea.

All bedrooms and the lounge benefit from air conditioning/heating at no extra cost.

Outside, Villa Estrela do Mar has a spacious, private heated swimming pool surrounded by terracotta tiling and lawns with ample space to sunbathe with a book and a drink before a dip in the pool to cool off! There is a lawned area to the side of the villa which is home to the covered dining table and brick barbeque; ideal for alfresco dining in respite from the hot Algarvean sun.

The large swimming pool is heated at no extra cost.

This villa has applied for a licence and the submission number is AlojLocal/2012/48. 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  
  • 2 twin bedrooms with en suite bathrooms  

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. 6½ft  
Villa Location
Located within the private Vila Rosal complex in the sought after resort of Sao Rafael, next to our Villa Aqua Mar, Villa Estrela do Mar is within an easy walking distance of the resorts' golden sandy beach and array of shops and restaurants.

Location features


Villa Estrela do Mar is in an excellent position just between the beaches of São Rafael and Praia da Coelha. Several other beaches are to be found within a couple of miles, such as those at Castelo, Galé and Praia Grande

Albufeira lies 2 miles to the east. Visit the pedestrianized, cobbled old town where you will be spoilt for choice by its host of shops and retaurants. The colourful marina and sandy beach are also well worth a visit.

A mile and a half further is Praia D'Oura with it's thriving nightlife scene. The smaller town of Guia, famous for its' spicy chicken piri piri is around 4 ½ miles away and is not to be missed!

For a great family day out, a choice of water parks and the Zoomarine aquarium and dolphin show are within a 20 minute drive.

For golf enthusiasts, 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.

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GPS coordinates

Latitude: 37.079479

Longitude: -8.286089

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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 Estrela do Mar Customer Reviews

Paul Moss, 01-Aug-2015

Brilliant villa very spacious and well decorated with lovely pool and surroundings

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Rachel Rogers, 23-May-2015

The villa was very spacious, fully equipped for 8+ people. The decor was lovely and the villa was extremely clean. It was even better in reality than in the photos. The Villa Plus representative was friendly and available if we required her. The pool was perfect for both children and adults and pool heating meant we could use it all day during our stay. It was also maintained and cleaned during our stay. The little extras at the villa were also wonderful. Pool table, table tennis, wifi and dvds. I would recommend using villa plus to book a villa to friends and family and will certainly ne booking again! Thank you.

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Adriano De Gennaro, 20-Jul-2013

An excellent villa which was situated in a nice area. Overall a great holiday and we will be recommended this to our friends.

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Claire Hills, 08-Jun-2013

Excellent villa will definitely use villa plus again

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Ellen Borrowdale, 18-May-2013

Fantastic villa, it was better than the photos. Fantastic facilities and the perfect environment for a relaxing holiday

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Note : Whilst some of the original grammar and spelling in these reviews may have been corrected, its nature has not changed.

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