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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 great choice for beach lovers! Located in the resort of Sao Rafael with its beautiful, golden sandy beach and good selection of shops and restaurants are within a few minutes' walk from the villa. The villa is comfortably furnished with a private pool and a balcony with distant seaviews - the perfect place to relax with a cool drink and enjoy the views. WiFi and air conditioning/heating in the bedrooms and lounge are included along with pool heating.

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
Centrally located villas
Why our Algarve expert loves this villa
quoteupper Within walking distance to Sao Rafael beach, shops and eateries! What a perfect location. quotelower
Villa Description
Swimming pool, pool terrace and sunbathing area

The inviting private heated swimming pool is surrounded by terracotta tiling with ample space to sunbathe before a dip in the pool to cool off. 3 steps up from the pool terrace lead to the wrap around terrace of the villa and a lawned area which is home to a covered dining table and brick BBQ so you'll be all set for dining alfresco in true Portuguese style.


The small garden gate opens onto a pathway leading to the front door which opens into the spacious hallway. There is plenty of on road parking space for your hire cars.

Living space

The impressive lounge is decorated in neutral decor and elegantly furnished with comfortable sofas and a flat screen TV. There is a dining table with chairs to one side - perfect for socialising after a lazy day by the pool. A set of patio doors open directly onto the terrace, creating a light airy feel.


There is a contemporary, fully equipped kitchen with brown wooden units and glossy marble worktops. With a breakfast bar and a second dining table with chairs, you'll have everything you need for preparing and cooking up those tasty meals. From here a door opens to the utility room.

Bedrooms and bathrooms

There are 2 bright and spacious twin bedrooms on the ground floor. Both bedrooms have stylish, sleek en suite bathrooms and patio doors leading out to the terrace. There are 2 double bedrooms on the first floor, with spacious, modern en suite bathrooms. These bedrooms have patio doors leading on to a shared balcony - perfect for socialising and watching the sunset after a day by the pool.

This villa is registered and licenced by the Portuguese Tourism Board and local council. This number is: 88343/AL.
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  
  • DVD Player  
  • Washing machine  
  • Dishwasher  
  • Microwave  
  • Hairdryers  
  • Childgate(s)  
  • Bluetooth Speakers  

Outdoor amenities

  • Alarm And Nightlight  
  • Brick BBQ  
  • Car Parking (on road)  
  • FREE Pool heating  
  • Pool/Billiard Table  
  • Table Tennis  
  • Pool Size: 20 x 10 ft  
  • Pool Depth: Min. 3ft, Max. 6½ft  
Villa Location
This detached villa is positioned on the Sao Rafael Coast, overlooking the sea and just 500 yards from the beautiful cliff-backed beach. There's a typical Portuguese restaurant next door, as well as a beach bar a little further. The neighbouring resorts of Albufeira and Guia are within a few minutes' drive. There is a host of other attractions including a choice of water slide parks, as well as the Zoomarine and dolphin show within 20 minutes' drive.

Location features

Local markets and shopping

A mini market is 10 minutes' walk from Villa Estrela do Mar. There is a local market every Tuesday between Praia D'Oura and the old town of Albufeira. If you fancy a night off from cooking up a storm on the brick BBQ, you'll find plenty more restaurants in the neighbouring resort of Albufeira, just 2 miles east with a range of restaurants and bars to suit all tastes.

Bars and restaurants

There are a couple of good restaurants within walking distance, or the restaurants on the nearby Sao Rafael and Coelha beaches are a few minutes away by car. Further afield is the old town of Albufeira with many bars and restaurants to suit a range of tastes spread along narrow cobbled streets. Guia, birthplace of the traditional Algarvean dish chicken piri piri, is 10 minutes' drive away.


Sao Rafael is the perfect choice for those wanting a relaxing beach holiday, as it has a beautiful sandy beach with a lively beachside bar and restaurant often playing music. Set in a pretty bay, flanked by tall ochre coloured limestone cliffs São Rafael is one of many of the beaches along this stretch of Algarve coast.

The beach is home to an array of wonderful rock formations carved by the wind and waves over the millennia. Located 20 minutes' drive away is the charming little Praia da Coelha Beach. There are olive trees and bamboo groves which all lead you towards the wooden stairs down to the beach.

Once on the beach you won't be disappointed, there golden cliffs, crystal clear waters and perfect sand as the neighbouring beaches. Fisherman's Beach in Albufeira which is accessed via the pedestrian tunnel onto the beach has plenty of watersports on offer for you to try.

Family fun

Albufeira Marina also has plenty of choice for activities to try from dolphin watching to paragliding and kayaking. Krazy World, in the next town of Algoz, is a short drive from the villa and has a small zoo with restaurants and a communal pool.

Popular Zoomarine is perfect for a day out, and just 20 minutes' drive from the villa. It is a marine life theme park, home to hundreds of fantastic and fascinating sea creatures, exotic birds and tropical fish. Parque Aventura, situated in Santa Eulalia, Albufeira, comprises of a paintball centre and various adventure courses through the trees made up of zip wires, bridges and ropes.

Places of interest

The International Sand Sculpture Festival, held in Pera, takes place every year from May to October. The 50 international artists prepare sculptures based on a different theme for 8 weeks. The exhibitions are an impressive sight during the day and at night when the sculptures are illuminated with coloured lights. The exhibits are fantastic and are created by artists from all over the world - great fun for all the family!


For golfers, Salgados Golf is one of the scenic courses in the Algarve, with lovely sea views and is just 15 minutes' drive away. So, don't forget you clubs!


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: 37.079479

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.
The old and the new co-habit in style in Guia, a small upmarket town where life rotates around good food. If you are staying in a villa in Guia head to the main street, which is lined with traditional family-run tavernas serving braised clams, grilled sardines, and succulent swordfish steaks. Most visitors want to try the fiery piri-piri chicken, said to have been invented here and reputedly the best in Portugal. A huge shopping mall on the edge of town offers a great line in retail therapy if you need an air-conditioned break from the pool or the beach.
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.

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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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