Dit prachtige pand werd in het voorjaar van 2015 door de eigenaars verworven. Het is een prachtig appartement op de begane grond, gebouwd volgens buitengewoon hoge normen met marmeren vloeren, prachtig houtwerk en overal voorzien van airconditioning. "Het appartement is geplaatst, denken we, in de beste positie op het complex, zat aan de buitenrand, biedt een prachtige tuin, halverwege tussen de plaatselijke stranden en het zwembad. Het overdekte terras op de begane grond nodigt uit om buiten te dineren, om te ontspannen in de schaduwrijke omgeving, en veel ruimte om uit te strekken op de gazons en aangelegde tuinen op het zuiden om van de zon te genieten, en zo schitterend voor de kleintjes! Er zijn uitstekende restaurants, bars en een paar kleine supermarkten op korte loopafstand, of misschien heeft u een paar huurfietsen bij u thuis laten bezorgen! De jachthaven van Albufeira, met zijn winkels, bars, café's en watersporten, ligt op minder dan 5 minuten met de auto of een mooie wandeling van 20 minuten. Golfers worden verwend met verschillende lokale opties, waaronder de Salgados-golfbaan op slechts 5 km afstand. Al met al is het een geweldige keuze voor een heerlijke vakantie. Bekijk de recensies, waar we echt trots op zijn! Het aspect op de begane grond en de tuin maken dit een ideale keuze voor gezinnen met kinderen, en ook voor rolstoelgebruikers. Het is ook bijna perfect voor volwassenen! Geen huisdieren alstublieft. " Waren ook op Facebook - op zoek naar Sao Rafael Apartment. "Als we weer op zoek gaan naar een woning, zouden we dit uitstekende vakantiehuis helemaal opnieuw kopen!"
Prachtige Gd-verdieping Apt. Geschikt voor 4/6 + kinderbed. Strand of zwembaden 250m. Blijdschap is.
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- 18 mrt. 2019
Zwembad / Spa
Geen terugbetalingen voor annuleringen die na de betaling zijn gemaakt
Location Location Location , beach lovers paradise
The location of a the apartment is within 5 mins walk of two outstanding beaches, our News Year stay was blessed with brilliant weather also .
We were a family of 5 including two teenagers and a 10 yr old , and found local activities hard to find , although we new we were travelling in the of season , the pool area was open but the pool itself was dirty and full of debris , so we gave this a miss although we did swim in the sea - briefly .
We had some issues with the main bathroom , with a blocked toilet which could not be rectified during our stay and thus we all had to share the smaller bathroom which did become a bit of a pain , obviously this was a matter out of the owners hands at the time .
We did encounter a smell of damp within the apartment upon arrival, and had to buy air fresheners and wash the pillowcases ourselves - again this could of been with the apt standing empty for a while before our arrival.
I would recommend visiting this apartment again in the summer time but would say a car is essential imho.
All in all a relaxing stay with a few niggles which spoilt it somewhat for us.
Thanks for taking the time to write Robert. Your feedback is really appreciated no matter what points you raise. Your recent stay was 28th December to 4th January, over the New Year celebrations. As it happens, I (Bruce - Apartment Owner) followed you into the apartment the day after you left, for a 2 month stay. So allow me to comment on the points you have made.
Local activities hard to find? The beaches are all open, and with glorious weather some people are sunbathing! Not many I admit, but it is Dec/Jan! The walks along the coastline are spectacular, and warm at 18/20c. The old town of Albufeira is full of character, quite lively and just 7 Euros away by taxi. Or walk there, enjoy a good meal and taxi back? The marina water sports are quiet, understandable for the time of year. So I’m not quite sure what you were hoping for?
Pool dirty? Are you sure you visited our pool? I visited it 2 days after you left. It is spotless. Of course it would be a little cool, but then it is Dec/Jan! The whole area was re-tiled last summer, and along with the new café (summer months) it is just outstanding. We spend so many happy hours here!
Bathroom blocked toilet. I am so sorry you encountered this problem. It was down to some overgrown local tree roots which had grown into the drains. They have since been cleared. We just couldn't get a local tradesman out over the New Year festivities. Thankfully we have two bathrooms, so I hope it didn’t cause you undue hardship.
Damp smell? The apartment was cleaned & prepared with fresh linen the day before your arrival. Also, your fresh towels were laid out. I can only assume that you might have wanted some fresh air with the windows opened for a little while. I arrived at the apartment the day after you left. There is no damp smell. The atmosphere is bright and airy and made even better with the glorious sunshine!
Car essential? Sorry Robert, I can't agree. The walks, the marina, restaurants & local bars are all within easy reach, as is Albufeira old town. The local bus runs from the top of the road and the train station is a short taxi ride away. It must be difficult choosing a holiday with teenagers. Maybe the Algarve in Winter was a tough choice for them? Having said that, I am staying at present, enjoying walks, cycle trips, restaurants and more. Lastly, I’m not sure if you managed the New Year celebrations in Albufeira. I doubt it with your young family! But they were absolutely spectacular! Indeed World class!
tolle Unterkunft und ein sehr schöner Ort
Die Wohnung ist sehr liebevoll und praktisch eingerichtet. Es sind mehrere tolle Strände direkt in der Nähe.
Translated from German into English.....The apartment is very lovingly and practically furnished. There are several great beaches right nearby.
Thank you so much for writing Alex. We have tried to make it a real home from home, and so your comments are really appreciated! Please come back again soon! Best wishes, Bruce & Elaine.
JUST THE IDEAL QUALITY HOLIDAY ACCOMODATION, WE WENT OCT 8TH TO 15TH OCT. WE WERE LUCKY WEATHER WISE AS MOST DAYS SUNNY AND WARM,
THE COMPLEX WAS VERY WELL MAINTAINED, AND AS LATE IN THE SEASON NOT TOO BUSY.
FOUND THE OWNERS (MR SHEPPARD) INFORMATION MANUAL VERY HELPFULL AND COMPREHENSIVE.
JANET & HENRY
Thank you so much for your review Henry. It is really appreciated. I'm pleased that our apartment "manual" came in handy. I do try to keep it up to date with anything that our guests ask about and may find helpful. Thanks too for looking after our "holiday home in the sun". Do please come back whenever you can! Best wishes, Bruce & Elaine.
The perfect apartment in the perfect location.
This was my second visit to this apartment in an area I have been visiting for 28 years. This time I came with my husband and two children. The apartment is the perfect place for us to stay. Everything you need is there. The beach is a 2 minute walk away and the pool is a short 8 minute walk which is perfect for us from a safety point of view for the kids.
Bruce and Elaine are the hostesses with the mostesses (my made up English haha) and nothing is too much to ask.
We will be visiting again for sure. Our home away from home and the apartment has now become part of that.
Hi Jules,,,your review is just adorable! It's true we do love our holiday home in the sun. However, there is something we should share with you. Elaine and I are both from the travel business. I was previously Marketing Director of a major travel tour operator and then a major UK retail chain. Elaine was Overseas Manager responsible for 3/400 overseas reps.That's how we met! So making sure that you enjoy your stay is, for us, easy peasy! We'll always do our best to ensure that you have a great stay with us. So thank you so much for your comments. Please come back to stay again soon!
Best wishes, Bruce & Elaine x
A well equipped quiet apartment
This apartment offers a comfortable & spacious holiday home. It offers a good base to explore the Algarve. If you like a very peaceful surrounding area you will be very happy, the gardens are particularly pretty & it is a short walk to the Arrifes beach, although we preferred Sao Rafael beach which is still only a short walk away. The beach bar at Arrifes beach is particularly good, serving freshly caught fish & also good quality meat. The swimming pool is only a short walk away, it is a good size & offers a clean environment. Overall the area & the apartment is well kept & should accommodate most peoples holiday needs. I did find the apartment a little dark inside, but i realize because it is ground floor this cant be helped. personally i prefer to be above ground floor & have a balcony with a view, but this is a personal preference. The owner of the apartment was very helpful & genuine. I would happily recommend to any of my friends or family
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our apartment Jackie. This is really appreciated. The two local beaches, Praia dos Arrifes & Praia de Sao Rafael are both less than 5 mins walk away. Each of our guests have their own preferences, but both are beautiful for different reasons. Sao Rafael is wider, and possibly more suitable for families with young children, Arrifes has beautiful rock formations. Both have an excellent bar & restaurant. Our pool is less than 5 mins walk inland, and sits in a lovely setting. The cafe/snack bar is very popular. This past Winter the pool area has been completely re-tiled, and is really looking superb. Your comment about our apartment looking "dark" is unusual. We've not had this comment before. With the shutters opened up, we think it is bright and airy as in the photographs. We much prefer the ground floor setting, which easily allows you to spread out onto the lawn, enjoy the sunshine, whilst any little ones can run across the lawns to their hearts content. The garden views are just beautiful, and so peaceful, throughout the year. If you were staying upstairs, you would have a distant sea view, but then be restricted by the balcony walls. In any event, I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay Jackie, and appreciate you looking after our sunshine holiday home for us! Do come back again soon! Best wishes, Bruce & Elaine.
Very beautifull villa
A lovelly place to stay with the family
Thank you for your comment Cristian. I am delighted that you and your family enjoyed your stay. Best wishes, Bruce & Elaine.
De locatie in Sao Rafael lijkt het allemaal te hebben. De fantastische stranden (of zwembaden) liggen op 5 minuten lopen. Er is een selectie van bars, restaurants en een supermarkt op 10 minuten lopen. De lokale strandwandelingen langs de kust zijn gewoon prachtig. De populaire oude stad van Abufeira, met alle entertainment die u maar kunt wensen, ligt op slechts 3 km afstand, op 30 minuten lopen. of 5 minuten met de auto / taxi. Onderweg passeert u de jachthaven van Albufeira, met zijn bars, restaurants, watersportfaciliteiten en winkels. De lokale bushalte ligt op 10 minuten van de weg voor de dienst die langs de kust en naar / van Albufeira loopt. Het glij- en spatwaterpark bij Logoa ligt op 30 minuten rijden (met de auto / taxi). Als u meer boodschappen wilt, dan is het nabijgelegen winkelcentrum Major Algarve op 10 minuten afstand (met de auto / taxi) en is dagelijks geopend van 10 am/11pm. Naast het zwembad en de plaatselijke stranden zijn er zoveel dingen te doen in de omgeving, die geschikt is voor alle leeftijdsgroepen. Neem een kijkje op Trip Advisor voor "The Algarve - Things to do". Misschien moet je je keuzes beperken! Bovenal geniet je gewoon van de zon, waar de gemiddelde temperatuur 10 / 15c warmer is dan in het VK. Gemiddelde temperaturen zijn tot 21 ° C in maart en 25 ° C in oktober, wat niet slecht kan zijn!
Outside of July/Aug & Sept, we are delighted to accept stays of 3 nights or more. Unlimited Wi Fi is included. A high chair and travel cot are optional extras and can be hired in for your stay. The high chair is UK£15 per week or part week and the travel cot is UK£20 per week or part week. Please let us know about these items at the time of booking. Our property management team are fluent English speaking and are available to help you at any time during your stay. Keys will be made available to you upon your arrival. Please vacate by 10am and arrive after 3.00pm, unless by prior arrangement, to allow sufficient time for cleaning. Changeover Day - Midweek or weekend arrivals and departures are acceptable, except for the Peak Season where weekend changeovers are preferred. Notes on prices: 'Special' Deals are available for extended stays during the winter months.