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Villa Zea, Sao Rafael, Algarve, Portugal

Villa Zea

Sao Rafael, Algarve

Villa Summary

Villa Zea is an impressive 4 bedroom, property with stunning sea views in the resort of Sao Rafael. The villa has a large private swimming pool and spacious terrace where you can soak up that Portuguese sun. There is a small choice of restaurants within a few minutes' walk as well as the golden sandy Sao Rafael Beach. A larger selection of eateries and the idyllic Coelha Beach are also within a short drive. Air conditioning/heating in the bedrooms, pool heating and WiFi are included.

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

Villa Features

  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 2 to 9
  • Beach 900 yds
  • Heated Pool
    33 x 17 ft Information
  • Free Air Con
  • Wifi
  • Car Useful Information
Centrally located villas
Sea view villas
Why our Algarve expert loves this villa
quoteupper With outstanding sea views and only a 10 minutes' walk to Sao Rafael beach, Villa Zea is a great choice with a perfect location! quotelower
Villa Description
Swimming pool, pool terrace and sunbathing area

8 steps lead down to a kidney-shaped pool on a sunken level with ample space to relax with a cool drink and admire the fantastic views over the sea. The shaded dining terrace with a traditional marble table, bench seating and the brick BBQ are up the steps to the side of the villa. There is a fabulous view along the coast from here, and the garden also benefits from a small lawned area.


The private driveway leads to a covered carport at the side of the house, and there is space for 2 further hire cars on the driveway.

Living space

The entrance hall leads to the bright and spacious living room which has an open fireplace and ample seating. Sliding doors open to a terrace, from where steps lead down to the pool area. To the other side, up 1 step, is the dining area, which also has sliding doors to a terrace.


The U-shaped kitchen has traditional wooden units, marble worktops and modern amenities, all you need to prepare your holiday food. There is a door which leads to a covered terrace and outdoor dining area by the BBQ - perfect for dining alfresco.

Bedroom and bathrooms

There is 1 twin bedroom on the ground floor with an en suite bathroom. Upstairs there is a double bedroom with a spacious en suite bathroom, as well as a further twin and double bedroom which share the facilities of a separate bathroom. There is a WC on ground floor. All bedrooms have varnished woodblock floors, built-in wardrobes, and share access to a large terrace overlooking the pool with lovely sea views.

This villa is registered and licenced by the Portuguese Tourism Board and local council. This number is: 27418/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  
  • 1 twin bedroom with en suite bathroom  
  • 1 double bedroom  
  • 1 twin bedroom  
  • 1 bathroom  

Indoor amenities

  • FREE WiFi  
  • FREE Air conditioning/heating in 4 bedrooms  
  • Satellite TV  
  • 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  
  • Table Tennis  
  • Pool Size: 33 x 17 ft  
  • Pool Depth: Min. 4ft, Max. 6½ft  
Villa Location
This detached villa is located near Sao Rafael, close to Sao Rafael Beach which is within 10 minutes' walk and Coelha Beach just a few minutes' drive away. There is a mini market and restaurants within walking distance, with a much wider choice in Albufeira, 5 minutes' drive away. You'll be in a convenient location to explore the area including fantastic beaches, restaurants, shops and children's entertainment all within a short drive. Guia, which is renowned for its spicy chicken piri piri, is 10 minutes away by car.

Location features

Local markets and shopping

The local mini market is around 10 minutes' walk away, or for a bigger shop you'll find a supermarket in less than 5 minutes' drive. For souvenir shopping, try the old town of Albufeira, as well as in Praia D'Oura. Or, for serious shoppers, there is a commercial shopping centre in Guia. For those who want to experience some local life, head to the market in Albufeira which is held on a Tuesday. The municipal fruit, fish and vegetable market between Praia D'Oura and Albufeira is open every morning except Sundays. Why not stock up for a BBQ whilst you're there?

Bars and restaurants

There are a couple of good restaurants within walking distance, or the restaurants on the nearby Sao Rafael and Coelha beaches are a few minutes away by car. Further afield is the old town of Albufeira, with many bars and restaurants to suit a range of tastes spread along narrow cobbled streets. Guia, birthplace of the traditional Algarvean dish chicken piri piri, is 10 minutes' drive away.


The beach of Sao Rafael is just 880 yards from the villa. There is also a choice of other beautiful beaches along the Sao Rafael coast such as Coelha, Castelo and Gale, or the expansive Praia Grande near Armacao de Pera. Albufeira's Praia Peneco is accessed by a lift from the promenade at the old town, which takes you down onto the sand. All have their own beach bar and restaurant and can be reached by car within 10 minutes. A number of the larger beaches offer a choice of different water sports.

Family fun

Zoomarine, an exotic marine life theme park in Guia, is a short drive from the villa and is home to hundreds of fantastic and fascinating sea creatures, birds and tropical fish. Alternatively, Krazy World, in the next town of Algoz, has a small zoo with restaurants and a communal pool.

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. - great fun for all the family!


Salgados Golf is the closest course to this villa and is just one of the many golf courses in the Algarve. Another option is the 9-hole Sheraton Pine Cliffs course to the other side of Albufeira, near Olhos D'Agua.


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: 37.080230

Longitude: -8.277139

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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 Zea Customer Reviews

Susan Abbotts, 15-May-2016

We had a wonderful week in our gorgeous villa. The pool was brilliant and the villa faultless. As usual Villa Plus did us proud. Looking through villas to find next years holiday. Thank you Villa Plus for a stress free experience.

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Michael Drake, 27-Sep-2015

The villa was beautiful and clean, the facilities were excellent and the location was perfect for all we wanted to do everything was close to hand what an amazing holiday we had :)

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Amy Montgomery, 20-Sep-2015

Fantastic villa, plenty of space for our group of 6, pool was larger than expected and was very clean. Villa was in a nice quiet location with a lovely view, close to the small supermarket and restaurants and within easy reach to the local town by taxi. Would certainly recommend the villa to family and friends and would not hesitate in staying here again in the future.

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Jonathan Houlden, 17-May-2015

Excellent Villa. Amazing views and great location. Will definitely visit again!

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Paul Levey, 05-Oct-2014

Our third visit to this villa which speaks for itself I think! Absolutely fabulous! Great villa, beautiful views and very convenient for beaches and shops without being too close to be annoying!

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Denise Davies, 17-Aug-2014

A wonderful villa that exceeded the photos and expectations. Exceptionally well kept and clean with amazing view and pool. Games room and table tennis a bonus too. Can't recommend highly enough.

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Denis Ward, 04-Aug-2013

I have been in 5 of your villas in the last 2 years, this was the best by far, the view from the balcony was to die for. to me it was under sold. I would recommend it to anybody.

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Paul Levey, 21-Apr-2013

We have visited this villa before and returned ! That speaks for itself I think. Fantastic views, lovely villa, pool table indoors was a real bonus when the evenings cooled off. Angela, the rep, was really excellent and very efficient.

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Sarah Barrett, 07-Oct-2012

We have used villa plus a few times now, and are very pleased with your company! Many thanks

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Samuel Nicholl, 08-Jul-2012

This isn't a suggestion but complimentary as every year I have used villa plus I have never had a problem with either the villa or car hire. Any small issues I encountered were resolved almost immediately and the reps were more than helpful. Please pass on my compliments to the maid as well. Well done villa plus.

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Cindy Hughes, 16-Oct-2011

No suggestions, everything was excellent, we always go on a villa holiday but this was the first time we went with you and it was the best villa we have stayed in, we'll be booking again with you in the future. Thankyou for a perfect holiday.

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Michael Taylor, 04-Sep-2011

a very spacious private villa, just what we required

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Sarah Fletcher, 06-Jul-2010

Villa Zea was really good - we were very pleased with it. It is an excellent place to get away from all the stresses and strains of everyday life. Very high standards from Villa Plus - highly recommended!!

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Sandra Miles, 18-Jun-2009

We had a fantastic holiday, the villa was excellent in every way - every need was catered for! The brochure described Villa Zea exactly - it was a really luxurious home and the eight of us had plenty of room to move about without living on top of each other! The pool was brilliant and the surrounding area - fantastic! Restaurants were great!

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Mary Kettle, 04-Jun-2009

We love this villa and enjoyed playing pool inside. It was lovely to play table tennis outside, too. The area is so peaceful with all amenities within easy walking distance.

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David Russell, 07-Nov-2008

We have booked with Villa Plus several times now and have recommended them to many friends. The villas are always in first rate condition with a high standard of accommodation and utilities. Most importantly we are always impressed with the first hand knowledge of the villas shown by the staff when you are making a booking. This is extremely useful for clients who may be unfamiliar with a resort.

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Charles Fairweather, 08-Sep-2008

We were very happy with the location - very easy to get to (5 minutes walk) an excellent, clean, uncrowded, scenic beach; good sea view from the terraces, but still very quiet. Spacious villa with super pool suiting our particular requirements very well -the large covered dining area and pool room were particularly useful. The local Lidl (5 minutes in the car) was very good value - drinkable wine for 95 cents a litre! The maintenance man was very polite and helpful. All in all a good holiday which we all enjoyed.

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Karen Jewer, 08-Jul-2008

Viila Zea was much better than we expected. Would definitely book again.

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Terence Hodgson, 15-Nov-2007

This is the second time we have used Villa Plus.We have no complaints.You think of everything from maps down to the wonderful welcome packs. We are looking now for next year. Keep up the good work we have recommened you to several people and 2 families have booked with you for next year.

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