Why Liz Calnan. chose Albufeira
Sao Rafael is a great location for a holiday with family or friends. The area is quiet but you're only 10 minutes drive from the hustle and bustle of Albufeira town centre. The beaches are stunning and immaculately clean. The nearest beach is Sao Rafael which is a 10 minute walk. There is a restaurant and bar on the beach. Arrifes beach is approx 20 minutes walk and has a fabulous restaurant where you can sit and watch the waves whist eating typical Portuguese food. The villa is very spacious and the garden has lots of room for relaxing after a dip in the pool. When it gets hot the basement is a great place to cool off and have a game of pool. There are several restaurants and bars within walking distance, and a tiny bar next door which serves rustic Portuguese food at a very cheap price. (It's very quiet so no noise from it)! The local minimarket is handy for supplies of fresh bread, milk and fruit and Lidl is only 10 minutes drive and is very well stocked and cheap.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Enjoyed our stay for 2 weeks! Fabulous spacious villa which for 11 of us perfectly! The pool is quite big which the children loved swimming in everyday. Great Kitchen with every utensil appliance you could possibly want! Outdoor large table for sitting round having a nice bbq.
Lovely comfy corner couch and great dining table.
I and a few others found the mattresses quite hard which is only a teeny tiny issue...
The bedrooms were lovely and a good size with great storage facilities.
The games room is very spacious - the villa is huge!!
And back to bedrooms...the Master bedroom is amazing with a balcony overlooking the pool.
It’s a massive size.
The Ponte Grande resort over the road does lovely meals. Lidl and Aldi not far in a taxi for a frat big shop to stock up on supplies!
Overall we couldn’t ask for better and would not hesitate on coming again or recommending.
Pool guy came every couple of days.
Cleaners only came once in the 2 weeks so we washed our towels every few days but it was fine as great laundry room and a washing line at the back.
The beach is lovely and only a 10 minute stroll and Albufeira has everything you could wish for.
Portuguese very friendly.
Would come again Book it!!!
The owner Liz is great at communicating with you and always on hand if need to contact her.
If could give more than 10/10 I would!
I’m so pleased to hear you enjoyed your holiday in Portugal. Thank you for your very kind review. Always nice to hear guests have enjoyed themselves.
Fantastic villa and location
The villa is spacious, clean and has everything we needed for our stay. Outside space is fantastic, great pool, bbq area. Weather was great so we didn’t use the downstairs games room much but a good space with pool table, darts etc.
Location is right outside a resort so good access to local bars and mini markets, with a couple of restaurants a short walk away. The beach is about a 10-15min walk. Albufeira old town is a short 10 Euro taxi away.
Communication with Liz was easy and she gave us loads of information on the area and how things worked in the villa.
Overall a fantastic villa and location. Highly recommended.
Thank you so much for your review. So pleased you enjoyed your stay at the villa.
Beautiful house, but beds were hard and pillows were worn. Towels also thin and small.
Beautiful and spacious home. The beds were hard and not comfortable. Linens and pillows were old and worn out. Very limited paper towels, toilet paper, garbage bags, and shower supplies. Had to go and purchase these items. Could be an amazing property with a little TLC. Great location.
Thank you for reviewing the villa. Glad to hear you liked the location.
I’m sorry to hear you were unhappy with some of the facilities. I am currently in the process of replacing some towels and pillows.
Regarding the provision of toilet paper, paper towels, shower supplies etc these items are not usually supplied in a self catering property. I did, however, leave you toilet paper, paper towels, dishwasher tablets, coffee, tea, milk, wine and beer as a courtesy as I like my guests to feel welcome on arrival.
Delightful opulent property with a lovely homely feel.
We were a family of 8, ranging in age from 9 years old to 55 years old. It was the first time we had been away together as a group and my concern was would we all have our own space? I needn’t have worried as this villa is of immense proportions and there are lots of little nooks and crannies to explore. Equipped to a very high standard it’s certainly one of the very few places where we have been to and got a great nights sleep. The kitchen seemed to have every gadget one could think of and in fact I think we were still finding things towards the end of our stay. We were also astonished to find cold beers in the fridge, some milk and a host of other useful food and drink items in the kitchen when we arrived, this was a really nice touch and one that we reciprocated.
Outside the property continued to deliver in abundance. The pool was a perfect size for the group and was spotless ( the maintenance guy popped in twice during our week there to check the water), and there were plenty of inflatables and toys for the kids to play with. There are plenty of seating areas outside to suit all times of the day, and the large granite topped table near to the barbecue was fantastic for seating everyone at night.
The villa is situated in an upmarket residential area about 2 miles from Albufeira Old Town and the Strip which is half a mile further. We used the Ponte Grande resort for entertainment one evening ( karaoke night) as it is just across the road from the villa but we could not hear any noise at all once we returned. As stated, the beach is a 10 minute stroll and is beautiful with a busy restaurant overlooking the sea.
It’s fair to say that the whole family have not stopped talking about the villa since we returned home a week ago and I’m certain that the trip has created great memories for years to come.
The complete experience is all bound together by Liz the owner who definitely made us feel at home and welcome. Nothing is too much trouble for Liz and she responds to any queries very quickly with down to earth useful information. We visit this area very regularly and will definitely be back to stay in this villa. Thank you Liz for letting us stay in your beautiful home.
Wow! What a glowing review. Thank you so much. I’m so very glad you enjoyed the villa and the surrounding areas. I’m always happy to answer any queries as I appreciate how important it is to get the perfect holiday. Hope you can return sometime soon.
Villa was beautiful !!!
The villa itself is just as good as the pictures show if not better, the pool area is brilliant loads of sun loungers and a nice bbq area too. The villa has a couple of mini markets and bars very close by, plus the marina or old town are a very short taxi ride. I must say the whole experience was made so much better and that was down to Liz who was always on hand with any queries we had and was a pleasure to deal with truly excellent service, I would definitely go back to this villa and would recommend anyone to do the same you won't be disappointed at all.
Thank you so much for your very kind review. So pleased you enjoyed your time at the villa. Hope you will return one day.
We really enjoyed our stay! The property was exactly as we expected: spacious and comfortable. Great communication with the owner who really helped to get the most of the time spent in Albufeira. Definitely a five star rating, could not have been better.
Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at the villa.
Appreciate the review, thank you.