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Villa Marrachinho, Sao Rafael, Algarve, Portugal

Villa Marrachinho

Sao Rafael, Algarve

Villa Summary

Villa Marrachinho is a great choice for beach lovers! The sought-after 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. This 3 bedroom villa has fabulous sea views and a home from home feel. WiFi and air conditioning/heating in the bedrooms are included. The pool can also be gated on request for added peace of mind.

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 300 yds
  • Pool 23 x 12 ft
  • Gated pool
  • Free Air Con
  • Wifi
  • Car Useful Information
Beach villas
Sea view villas
Couples and small groups
Why our Algarve expert loves this villa
quoteupper The fabulous location - all you need for a great holiday is practically on your door step! You'll love the sea views too. quotelower
Villa Description
Swimming pool, pool terrace and sunbathing area

The lawned garden next to the private swimming pool is surrounded by ample space for sun worshippers to relax and admire the view. The pool and garden can be fenced off from the villa for extra peace of mind (on request). A table and chairs, along with the brick BBQ to the side make a great spot for alfresco dining in true Portuguese style. Steps to one side of the villa lead up to a large roof terrace. So why not relax with a cool drink and watch the sun set over the sea?


A spacious driveway ensures plenty of space for your hire cars - should you choose to have one. The front door opens into a hallway.

Living space

The living area has ample seating around the feature fireplace plus a dining table and chairs. Why not enjoy the view over the sea from the patio doors , which also allow plenty of natural light in. The spacious kitchen has traditional wooden units and ample worktop space, as well as a breakfast table where you enjoy a morning cup of tea.

Bedrooms and bathrooms

There are 2 twin bedrooms and 1 double bedroom sharing a separate bathroom and shower room. One of the twin bedroom' has patio doors opening onto the pool terrace.

Please note this property has a basement level apartment, which has a separate entrance and may be occasionally occupied. There will be no impact to your villa's privacy in any area.

This villa is registered and licenced by the Portuguese Tourism Board and local council. This number is: 23495/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  
  • 2 twin bedrooms  
  • 1 bathroom  
  • 1 shower room  

Indoor amenities

  • FREE WiFi  
  • FREE Air conditioning/heating in 3 bedrooms  
  • Satellite TV  
  • Safe  
  • DVD Player  
  • Washing machine  
  • Dishwasher  
  • Microwave  
  • Hairdryers  
  • Bluetooth Speakers  

Outdoor amenities

  • Alarm And Nightlight  
  • Brick BBQ  
  • Gated Pool  
  • Pool/Billiard Table  
  • Table Tennis  
  • Pool Size: 23 x 12 ft  
  • Pool Depth: Min. 3ft, Max. 6½ft  
Villa Location
This villa is positioned on the Sao Rafael Coast, overlooking the sea and just 300 yards from a 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, Zoomarine and dolphin show within 20 minutes' drive.

Location features

Local markets and shopping

A mini market is 10 minutes' walk from Villa Marrachinho. There is a local market every Tuesday between Praia D'Oura and the old town of Albufeira. The older part of Albufeira is ideal to get a taste of the past with narrow streets, handicraft shops and traditional Algarvean colours. The wide shopping streets and a lively atmosphere particularly in the large square create a holiday feel.

Bars and restaurants

There is a convenient restaurant next door, although it does not have direct access, if you fancy a night off from cooking up a storm on the brick BBQ. You'll find plenty more in the neighbouring resort of Albufeira, just 2 miles east with a range of restaurants and bars to suit all tastes. A mile and half further is Praia D'Oura with its thriving nightlife scene. Or Guia, the renowned home of the typical Algarve dish, spicy chicken piri piri is around 4½ miles away.


Sao Rafael Beach - one of several beautiful beaches in the area - is less than 5 minutes' walk from Villa Marrachinho. 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

A choice of water parks and the Zoomarine aquarium and dolphin show are within a short drive. They are a big hit with young children, teenagers or even the adults in the party. Or, Parque Aventura is situated in Santa Eulalia, Albufeira and consists of a paintball centre and various adventure courses.

Places of interest

Chic Vilamoura, with its international marina, casino, shops and restaurants is well worth a visit for a day or evening out.


For golfers, the 9-hole Balaia Course and 9-hole Sheraton Pine Cliffs Course at Olhos D'Agua are nearby, with 6 full, championship courses at Vilamoura to choose from.


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: 37.075328

Longitude: -8.283511

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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
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 Marrachinho Customer Reviews

Lee Hopcroft, 23-Jun-2016

Keep up the great service!

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Tony Roberts, 03-Sep-2015

Villa is in a excellent location, with lovely views.

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David Melvin, 05-Jun-2014

Very pleased!

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Tawfik Abdelaal, 29-May-2014

Fantastic villa, amazing sea view. Very private and secluded!

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Judith Hunt, 02-May-2013

The villa was excellent. It had everything you could wish for and very clean. I have travelled with VP in Portugal before and the service and quality is second to none. Just keep up the good work and you will remain first choice for villa holidays.

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