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Villa Lucia Mar, Sao Rafael, Algarve, Portugal

Villa Lucia Mar

Sao Rafael, Algarve

Villa Summary

Villa Lucia Mar is an impressive 4 bedroom property with quality furnishings, a large private pool surrounded by a spacious terrace and an attractive outdoor seating area. Set in the residential area of Sao Rafael, you'll be within a 5 minutes' drive to 2 sandy beaches, with a beach bar and cafes. Back at the villa, there is an abundance of space both inside and out, contemporary kitchen and a lovely balcony overlooking the pool and surrounding views. Air conditioning/heating in the bedrooms, pool heating and WiFi included.

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 1000 yds
  • Heated Pool
    37 x 20 ft Information
  • Free Air Con
  • Wifi
  • Car Essential Information
Why our Algarve expert loves this villa
quoteupper A spacious, high-quality villa in the charming resort of Sao Rafael, within walking distances to shops and eateries. quotelower
Villa Description
Swimming pool, pool terrace and sunbathing area

The outdoor space is well designed for relaxation. Surrounded by a spacious terrace which wraps around the villa and a large swimming pool, you can enjoy the games tables and activities by the pool. There is a dining table and chairs on the covered terrace with a brick BBQ and a handy sink, so you'll have all you need for alfresco living in true Portuguese style.


There is plenty of on road parking space for your hire cars. A garden gate opens onto a small path with beautiful shrubs either side leads you to the entrance door which opens in to the hallway. You will also have access to the pool terrace.

Living space and kitchen

There is an open plan lounge and dining room, with a flat screen TV, comfortable seating and a dining table with chairs towards the back. This room is decorated with a splash of colour, ideal for relaxing during the day or, in the evenings with a book or family game. From here, patio doors lead to the terraces overlooking the impressive pool. The patios doors ensure that plenty of light floods through into this area, creating a bright and airy space for all your party to enjoy.


Adjacent is the well-equipped spacious kitchen with traditional wooden units, marble worktops and modern amenities - all you need to prepare your holiday food. There is a patio door which leads to the rear of the villa by the BBQ and pool area. There is a separate utility room which has access from the kitchen and exterior terrace.

Bedrooms and bathrooms

The villa has 4 bedrooms divided between the basement, ground and first floor. The basement floor has a spacious double bedroom with a seperate shower room. This floor can be accessed via a staircase by the kitchen area. On the ground floor, you'll find a bright, airy twin bedroom and a separate shower room. The first floor compromises of 2 large double bedrooms, both with access to a shared balcony - enjoy your evenings admiring the sunsets. 1 of the double bedrooms has a en suite bathroom and there is also a separate bathroom on this floor.

This villa is registered and licenced by the Portuguese Tourism Board and local council. This number is: 5277/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

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

Indoor amenities

  • FREE WiFi  
  • FREE Air conditioning/heating in 4 bedrooms  
  • Satellite TV  
  • Safe  
  • DVD Player  
  • Washing machine  
  • Dishwasher  
  • Microwave  
  • Hairdryers  
  • Bluetooth Speakers  

Outdoor amenities

  • Alarm And Nightlight  
  • Brick BBQ  
  • Car Parking (on road)  
  • FREE Pool heating  
  • Pool/Billiard Table  
  • Table Tennis  
  • Pool Size: 37 x 20 ft  
  • Pool Depth: Min. 3ft, Max. 6½ft  
Villa Location
This detached villa is located in Sao Rafael, close to Sao Rafael Beach and Praia dos Arrifes Beach, both within 15 minutes' walk downhill. Coelho Beach is a short drive away with its sandy beach and calm waters. You'll find a mini market and restaurants within walking distance, with a much wider choice in Albufeira, 10 minutes' drive away. You'll be in a convenient location to explore the nearby resorts including fantastic beaches, restaurants, shops and children's entertainment. Guia, which is renowned for its spicy chicken piri piri, is 15 minutes away by car.

Location features

Local markets and shopping

A mini market is 5 minutes' walk from Villa Lucia Mar, great for stocking up on your day-to-day essentials. For souvenir shopping there is a local market every Tuesday between Praia D'Oura and the old town of Albufeira. Why not stock up for a BBQ while you're there too? Or, for serious shoppers, there is a commercial shopping centre in Guia.

Bars and restaurants

There are a couple of good restaurants within walking distance or try the restaurants on the nearby beaches of Sao Rafael and Coelha. Further afield is the old town of Albufeira with many bars and restaurants to suit a range of tastes spread along narrow cobbled streets. If you are looking for a livelier night, explore the main strip of Praia D'Oura with plenty of bars, clubs and restaurants open till the early hours of the morning.


Sao Rafael offers the perfect choice for those wanting a fabulous beach holiday. Its beautiful sandy beach is set in a pretty bay, flanked by tall ochre coloured limestone cliffs. Praia dos Arrifes Beach is well known for the three rocks towering out of the sea. It has unique natural scenery, soft golden sand, shallow waters and a lively beach restaurant. The nearest other beach is Praia da Coelha, particularly picturesque, set in a cove of golden cliffs and rock formations. Several other excellent beaches are within a couple of miles, such as those at Castelo, Gale and Praia Grande.

Family fun

Albufeira Marina has plenty of activities to try, from dolphin watching to paragliding and kayaking. Krazy World, in the next town of Algoz, is a 20 minutes' drive away from the villa and has a small zoo with restaurants and a communal pool. Popular Zoomarine is perfect for a day out, and just 15 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.

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!

Other activities

Parque Aventura, situated in Santa Eulalia, Albufeira, compromises of a paintball centre and various adventure courses made up of zip wires, bridges and ropes. Unleash the Tarzan in you!


For golfers, Salgados Golf is one of the scenic courses in the Algarve, with lovely sea views and is just 10 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: 37.081840

Longitude: -8.277411

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Activities and things to do
Club Praia D’Oura bowling
'If you fancy the idea of a game of bowls, cucumber sandwiches, Pimms and a great view of the sea, make sure you call in at Club Praia d’Oura.

Situated in Albufeira at the time-share complex by the same name, the green is open to residents and non-residents from 10am to 6pm unless there are tournaments in play. (Tel 00 351 289 590310)
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.

Boavista Golf Course
A welcome addition to the Western part of the Algarve located between Lagos and Praia da Luz. Golfers will leave with great memories of the spectacular views of the mountains and sea. A challenging and enjoyable course for golfers of all levels with two distinctive sections to this course which offer a variety of holes. In part the course is bordered by beautiful, sub-tropical landscaping. The signature hole on the outward nine has a stunning par-4, 7th hole set against a glorious back drop of the Atlantic Ocean with breathtaking views of the Monchique hills creating a fantastic backdrop.

After a round of golf you can enjoy a warm welcome at the clubhouse with its restaurant offering light meals and snacks.

Address: Quinta da Boavista SA Apartado 62 8601
Tel: 00 351 282782151
Fax: 00 351 282782150
For golf bookings - Email:

Description: Eighteen holes, 6053 metres Par 71
Designer: Howard Swan
Packages of 3, 5 or 7 rounds can be arranged directly with this course
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.
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.
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