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Villa Ninho da Aguia, Sao Rafael, Algarve, Portugal
VILLA NINHO DA AGUIA, SAO RAFAEL, ALGARVE
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Villa Ninho da Aguia

Sao Rafael, Algarve

Villa Summary

Away from the hustle and bustle, Villa Ninho da Aguia is set in the hills above Sao Rafael an excellent location, yet only a 10 minutes' drive to the beach, a choice of places to eat, shops and attractions. Back to this comfortable 4-bedroom villa it has a private pool, great spacious terrace with comfortable outdoor seating - perfect to relax under the hot Portuguese sun with all you need for alfresco dining. Why not spilt your times between the beach and your pool? Pool heating, WiFi and air conditioning/heating in the bedrooms & lounge are 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 8
  • Beach 2 miles
  • Heated Pool
    30 x 17 ft Information
  • Free Air Con
  • Wifi
  • Car Essential Information
Why our Algarve expert loves this villa
quoteupper A charming villa located in the countryside hills above Sao Rafael, the beach and shops is a short drive away! Enjoy the best of both worlds! quotelower
Villa Description
Swimming pool, pool terrace and sunbathing area

There is an inviting heated pool surrounded by large, open terraces, sun loungers and a dining table great for alfresco meals. You'll be well equipped with a comfortable seating area to make the most of the favourable climate. The brick BBQ, ideal for enjoying a traditional Portuguese meal, is located to the rear of the villa. There is a small lawned area with mature trees and shrubs near the pool area.


Entrance

From the road, iron gates open onto a private parking area with space for 1 car. The main door to the villa is accessed from the front by the pool terrace with 3 steps up to a porch which leads into a large entrance hallway.


Living space and kitchen

The bright, open plan lounge and dining area on the first floor is a great place to socialise after a day around the pool. The lounge features a L-shaped sofa, small glass coffee table and a flat screen TV. For a more relaxed atmosphere there is a further seating area with feature fireplace and 2 comfortable leather chairs - perfect for reading a good book.

There are 2 sets of patio doors, 1 from the dining room and another from the lounge, leading out to 2 separate small terraces both overlooking the private pool enjoying distant sea views.

The adjacent, spacious kitchen is furnished with wooden units and has a small utility room. There is an exterior door with a set of stairs leading down to the BBQ and pool area, so all that important cold drink is within arm's reach.


Bedrooms and bathrooms

On the ground floor is 1 twin bedroom and 1 generously sized double bedroom, both with en suite shower rooms.

The first floor has a further 2 bedrooms which can be accessed by a 4 steps down from a small hall off the lounge area. 1 twin bedroom with a private balcony offers views of the surrounding area. There is also a separate shower room on this floor. There is also 1 double bedroom with en suite shower room, and a private balcony - just imagine those evenings relaxing with a glass of wine while watching the sunset. A separate shower room is also on this floor.


This villa is registered and licenced by the Portuguese Tourism Board and local council. This number is: 88914/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 shower rooms  
  • 1 twin bedroom with en suite shower room  
  • 1 twin bedroom  
  • 1 shower room  

Indoor amenities

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

Outdoor amenities

  • Alarm And Nightlight  
  • Brick BBQ  
  • Car parking (off-road gated)  
  • FREE Pool heating  
  • Pool/Billiard Table  
  • Table Tennis  
  • Pool Size: 30 x 17 ft  
  • Pool Depth: Min. 3ft, Max. 6ft  
Villa Location
Villa Ninho da Aguia is situated in a cul de sac, nestled on the hillside in Cerro d'Aguia, above Sao Rafael and Albufeira. The villa is within easy access to the excellent Castelo beach, which is 2 ½ miles away, with a snack bar/restaurant, it is around 10 minutes' drive to the neighbouring beaches of Castelo, Coelha and Sao Rafael. Albufeira lies 3 miles to the east with all manner of shopping amenities and restaurants along the narrow, cobbled streets. For a more social, vibrant evening out visit the Albufeira marina, where you can cherry-pick from the bars and restaurants that look out over the glitzy yachts.

Location features

Local markets and shopping

A selection of local shops and restaurants offering national and international cuisine, can be found nearby. There is a local market between Praia D'Oura and the old town of Albufeira. The older part of Albufeira is ideal to get a taste of the history with narrow streets, handicraft shops with traditional Algarve colours. The Old Town, in particular is well worth a visit with a plethora of shops and restaurants.


Bars and restaurants

There are several restaurants within a few minutes' drive, and beachfront restaurants on the nearby beaches of Sao Lourenco, 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. A mile and a half further is Praia D'Oura with its thriving nightlife scene. Alternatively, chic Vilamoura, with its international marina, casino, shops and restaurants is well worth a visit for a day or evening out.


Beaches

Sao Rafael offers the perfect choice for those wanting a relaxing beach holiday, as its beautiful sandy beach with a lively beachside bar, restaurant and music. Set in a pretty bay, flanked by tall ochre coloured limestone cliffs São Rafael is 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, bamboo groves and trees 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 Albuferia 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 Sand City, held in Porches 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!


Golf

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!


Remember...

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: 37.090061

Longitude: -8.281874

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Activities and things to do
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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.

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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
www.salgadosgolf.com
For golf bookings - Email: geral@salgadosgolf.com

Description: Eighteen holes, 6080 metres, Par 72
Location: Six kilometers west of Albufeira. Turn off the EN125 at Guia.

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Zoomarine
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.

www.zoomarine.pt/index.php
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Guia
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.
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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.

www.krazyworld.com/

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