Villa Miranda

Sao Rafael, Algarve

Villa Summary

Villa Miranda is an impressive 6 bedroom villa set on the hills overlooking Sao Rafael with a large private pool, separate children's pool, bright quality interiors and sea views from the first floor. It's in a great position to get away from it all yet Sao Rafael, Albufeira and the beautiful cove beach at Castelo are within 10 minutes' drive. Pool heating, WiFi and air conditioning/heating in the bedrooms are included.

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

Villa Features

  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 3 to 12
  • Beach 2 ½ miles
  • Heated Pool
    33 x 17 ft Information
  • Pool fence
  • Free Air Con
  • Wifi
  • Car Essential Information
Large families and groups
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Why our Algarve expert loves this villa
quoteupper The large private pool with the added benefit of a separate children's pool. The quality interiors have a home from home feel too! quotelower
Villa Description
Swimming pool, pool terrace and sunbathing area

Outside, the spacious pool terrace is fully enclosed and offers a good deal of seclusion. You'll find an inviting, large private swimming pool and a separate shallower children's pool, with a small grassed area to one side. There is a large exterior table and chairs under the pergola at the rear of the terrace, by the brick BBQ - perfect for alfresco dining in respite from the sun. To the side of the pool there's a circular terrace with sunbeds, additional covered seating and the pool table.

A pool fence is available on request at an extra cost of £80.


From the road, iron gates open onto a private parking area with space for 2 cars. There is second parking area, just outside the small entrance gate to the villa on the right, for one more car. The front door opens directly into the open plan living area.

Living space and kitchen

The open plan living area has a large dining table and chairs, as well as comfortable seating facing the flat screen TV. To one side, by the seating area, is a small children's den with a TV, DVD player and games. Sliding doors from the lounge open out to a covered terrace overlooking the private pool. Adjacent, is the fully equipped kitchen which has a door to the BBQ terrace.

Bedrooms and bathrooms

On the ground floor, there's a twin bedroom with an en suite bathroom, and a double bedroom with an en suite shower room. There's also a separate WC adjacent. The remaining bedrooms are upstairs, consisting of 2 doubles, one with an en suite shower room, and 2 twins, one with an en suite shower room. There is a separate shower room too. All 4 of the first floor bedrooms have patio doors onto a shared balcony which runs the length of the villa, where you can sit and enjoy a drink as you admire the view over the surrounding countryside towards the sea.

This villa is registered and licenced by the Portuguese Tourism Board and local council. This number is: 56966/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

Very Villa Plus facilities

  • 32-42 inch flat screen TV  
  • Starter pack  
  • Selection of great DVDs  
  • Branded pool towels  

Villa facilities

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

Indoor amenities

  • FREE WiFi  
  • FREE Air Conditioning/Heating in 6 bedrooms  
  • Satellite TV  
  • Safe  
  • DVD Player plus films  
  • Washing machine  
  • Dishwasher  
  • Microwave  
  • Hairdryers  
  • Childgate(s)  
  • Bluetooth Speakers  

Outdoor amenities

  • Alarm And Nightlight  
  • Brick BBQ  
  • FREE Pool Heating  
  • Pool Fence  
  • Pool/Billiard Table  
  • Table Tennis  
  • Pool Size: 33 x 17 ft  
  • Pool Depth: Min. 3ft, Max. 6½ft  
Villa Location
Nestled on the hillside in Cerro d'Agua, above Sao Rafael, Villa Miranda offers views of the countryside towards the sea. This excellent position provides a holiday away from the hustle and bustle yet is within easy access to the excellent Castelo beach, 2½ miles away, with a snack bar/restaurant. A mini market and several restaurants are in the locality. Albufeira lies 3 miles to the east with all manner of shopping amenities and restaurants along the narrow, cobbled streets.

Location features

Local markets and shopping

The nearest supermarket is less than 5 minutes' drive away to stock up on your holiday supplies. There is a local 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.

Bars and restaurants

There are several restaurants within driving distance in the locality. You'll find plenty more in the neighbouring resort of Albufeira with a range of restaurants and bars to suit most 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 worth a try.


The closest beach is Castelo, 2½ miles away. There are several other excellent beaches in the area including Coelha, Sao Rafael, Gale and Praia Grande. Alternatively, Albufeira has a large sandy beach, flanked by dramatic cliffs and rock formations, less than 10 minutes' drive away.

Family fun

There are a choice of water-slide parks and the Zoomarine aquarium and dolphin show within a 20 minute drive.

Places of interest

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


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 D'Agua.

Other activities

If you are feeling energetic, visit Parque Aventura in Santa Eulalia, Albufeira, consisting of a paintball centre and various adventure courses through the trees made up of zip wires, bridges and ropes.


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: 37.088230

Longitude: -8.277933

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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 Miranda Customer Reviews

Clare Lee, 07-Jun-2014

Our party was massively impressed with the whole villa plus experience!! The customer service throughout was second to none and the villa was beyond our expectations!! It had everything we needed and was perfect in every way! staff came to check we were satisfied after a couple of days and the lady who arrived when we left was lovely!! will most definitely be using villaplus again and would recommend it! You guys couldn't have done a better job!!

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Susie Maskell, 08-Jun-2013

It was a wonderful Villa, everyone in the party really loved the villa. It was very clean, beautifully decorated and maintained. We loved it

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Joanna Hornsby, 30-Mar-2013

The villa was lovely, clean and very spacious. We were a family of 11 with ages from 20 months to 67 years and everyone really enjoyed the holiday. The Wii, pool, table tennis and two swimming pools were very useful and kept all 6 children amused. The owner cleaned the pool every couple of days and the maid was excellent. I would definitely recommend this villa and would use Villa Plus again. Thank you for a relaxing holiday!

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Pauline Hirst, 09-Jun-2012

We had the most fabulous holiday and the villa more than exceeded our expectations - they had thought of every requirement in the kitchen with pots and pans etc. We cannot recomend Villa Plus highley enough and it has changed our outlook on future holidays, this was our first experience of a villa holiday and we now expect to holiday like that again every time. We will most definitely be booking with Villa Plus again, as are several members of our party. Many, many thanks!

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Andrew Chaytor, 09-Jul-2011

Fabulous Villa Miranda!!

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