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Villa Rafaella I, Sao Rafael, Algarve, Portugal

Villa Rafaella I

Sao Rafael, Algarve

Villa Summary

Villa Rafaella I is a spacious and contemporary 5 bedroom villa enjoying a great location in the sought after resort of Sao Rafael. There is a small choice of good restaurants within a few minutes walk with the resorts' beautiful golden beach around 10 minutes on foot. Free WiFi, air conditioning/heating in the bedrooms and pool heating is included and, as well as having a large private swimming pool, the villa also has access to the communal swimming pool, tennis court and childrens' play area at the Villas Rafaella Complex.

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Villa check in time from 16:00 Information
Villa check out time 10:00 Information

Villa Features

  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 2 to 9
  • Beach 900 yds
  • Heated Pool
    30 x 17 ft Information
  • Free Air Con
  • Wifi
  • Car Useful Information
  • Tennis Court
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Villa Description

This contemporary 5 bedroom villa has accommodation on 3 levels and boasts air conditioning/heating in all the bedrooms, pool heating and WiFi at no extra cost.

Villa Rafaella I has a private, gated driveway as well as ample parking bays on the street for your hire cars. The front door opens into the spacious open plan lounge and dining area which has ample seating around the feature fireplace, and a dining table and chairs. Patio doors along one wall allow plenty of light and access to the pool terrace. The well equipped kitchen is adjacent to the living area, at the back of the villa, and also has access to the pool terrace.

Steps from the living area lead to the ground floor bedrooms: a double bedroom with an en suite bathroom and a second double bedroom with an en suite shower room. There is also a cloakroom on the left of the hallway.

Stairs from the hall lead up to the remaining bedrooms on the first floor. There are fitted wardrobes with ample storage space at the top of the stairs, with a twin bedroom on the left. This bedroom has an en suite shower room and patio doors onto a small private terrace. To the right of the stairs are the 2 single bedrooms, one with en suite shower room, the other having access to an adjacent separate shower room. Both single bedrooms share a small terrace overlooking the pool area. All 5 bedrooms benefit from free air conditioning/heating.

Outside, the large private swimming pool is to the side of the villa with the brick BBQ to the rear by the kitchen. There is a table and chairs on the covered terrace for alfresco dining in respite from the sun, with ample space for relaxing around the swimming pool.

Villa Rafaella I also has the advantage of having access to the facilities at the adjacent Villas Rafaella Complex, which includes a shared swimming pool, children's play area and a tennis court (basic balls and rackets are provided).

This villa has applied for a licence and the submission number is 300.10.03/2013/13. The licence number will follow.
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  
  • 1 double bedroom with en suite shower room  
  • 1 twin bedroom with en suite shower room  
  • 1 single bedroom with en suite shower room  
  • 1 single bedroom  
  • 1 shower room  

Indoor amenities

  • FREE WiFi  
  • FREE Air conditioning/heating in 5 bedrooms  
  • 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  
  • FREE Pool heating  
  • Pool/Billiard Table  
  • Shared Tennis Court  
  • Table Tennis  
  • Pool Size: 30 x 17 ft  
  • Pool Depth: Min.3ft, Max. 6ft  
Villa Location
Part of the Villas Rafaella private complex, Villa Rafaella I benefits from its own private swimming pool as well as having access to the complex facilities including a shared swimming pool, tennis court and small childrens' play area. Sao Rafael's beautiful beach and a choice of good restaurants and shops are within a 10 minute walk, with a supermarket, a choice of alternative excellent beaches and places to visit all within a short drive.

Location features


Villa Rafaella I boasts an excellent position between the beaches of São Rafael and Praia da Coelha with several other excellent beaches within a couple of miles such as those at Castelo, Galé and Praia Grande.

One of the Algarve's most popular resorts, Albufeira, lies 2 miles to the east, boasting an expansive sandy beach, a colourful marina and all manner of shopping amenities and restaurants.

A mile and a half further is Praia D'Oura which has a thriving nightlife scene.
Or for a taste of something a little more traditional, the quaint village of Guia is around 4 ½ miles away and is well worth a visit. Renowed as the home of the typical Portuguese dish spicy chicken piri piri, Guia has some fantastic restaurants, as well as a small selection of shops.

For a great family day out, a little further afield is a choice of waterslide parks and the Zoomarine Aquarium and Dolphin Show are all within a 20 minute drive. Kids will also love the tree-top adventures at Parque Aventura, east of Albufeira.

The Algarve is also very popular with golfers, with several good courses in the area. The nearest course is Salgados, alongside Praia Grande. Alternatively, try the 9 hole Sheraton Pine Cliffs course on the other side of Albufeira, near Olhos D'Agua.

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GPS coordinates

Latitude: 37.081630

Longitude: -8.281732

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Activities and things to do
Pine Cliffs golf course
This course is perched on a cliff top above Falesia, one of the Algarve's most stunning beaches. The 5 Star Sheraton Algarve Hotel overlooks the umbrella pine trees that line the fairways.

The most testing hole is the dog-leg sixth with its small landing area for the drive. The second shot is uphill to a backward sloping green with bunkers in front.

Address: Sheraton Pine Cliffs Resort, Praia da Falesta 8200-909 Albufeira
Tel: + 351 289 500100
Fax: + 351 289 500117

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Description: Nine holes, 2274 metres, Par 33
Location: Seven kilometers east of Albufeira on the coast. Turn left off the EN125 for Acoteias, west of the Vilamoura turn off.
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.

Parque Aventura
Situated in Santa Eulalia, Albufeira, Parque Aventura comprises of a paintball centre and various adventure courses through the trees made up of zip wires, bridges and ropes. The assault courses and games are suitable for children of 4 years and older with varying degrees of height and difficulty and are all supervised by qualified instructors.

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.
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Villa Rafaella I Customer Reviews

Angela Mcmorris, 17-Sep-2015

Lovely big villa. Plenty of room for everyone. Villa very clean and modern.

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Bruce Cole, 12-Jun-2014

No suggestions but thought the proffesional service from Villaplus was first class and would have no hesitation in passing company details on.

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Note : Whilst some of the original grammar and spelling in these reviews may have been corrected, its nature has not changed.

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