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Sea view from garden

Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden


Sobre O Mar is a spacious luxury villa on the Sao Rafael estate close to Albufeira, in the Algarve. With large lawned gardens and a private pool this Villa is ideal for adults and children alike. The Villa has four bedrooms two of which are en suite, a living room, dining room kitchen and utility room.

On entering this beautiful villa you will take two steps down to a large L shaped Living Dining room with sliding doors which lead on to a shaded terrace which in turn leads to the pool and garden area. The dining area looks into a small central courtyard with plants, and is beside a fully-fitted kitchen and utility room. The comfortable air conditioned lounge has a flat screen TV with limited satellite TV stations.

A few steps up from the lounge area leads to a corridor with three twin bedrooms on the ground floor, all opening to the garden at the side of the villa. Two of these share a bathroom. The third bedroom at this level has twin beds which can be zipped together to make a large double and also has an en suite bathroom. Upstairs the master double bedroom has an en suite bathroom plus a private sun-terrace with lovely sea views. All bedrooms and lounge area at Sobre O Mar are air conditioned/heated.

The outside of this stunning villa offers large lawns with flower beds and palm trees, a private pool and a built-in barbecue. This is topped off by sea views and a secluded sun lounging area and is only a short walk to magnificent beaches.

There are many restaurants and shops close by and Albufeira with is lively night life and bustling old town center is less than 10 minute car journey.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Ariffes and Sao Rafael
Will consider Corporate bookings
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Faro Airport 45 km, Nearest railway: Albufeira 8 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture Single beds (6), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking

The Algarve region

The Algarve / Central Algarve region

Algarve is the right place for a warm winter break, a golfing holiday or a family summer holiday. All of our villas in the Algarve have private pools and are conveniently located close to the beach, shops and restaurants.

If you love natural coastline, you'll love the Algarve.


São Rafael beach is in the Galé area, very well known for itâ??s white sandy beaches and its restaurants. During your stay at Sobre o Mar you have the opportunity to go to different beaches every day many just walking distance from the villa. São Rafael Beach is one of the closest (600 mtrs) and is ranked in the top 10 beaches of the world. Arrifes beach is only 400 mtrs away and has a very popular fish restaurant with friendly staff and great food.

Albufeira is about 4 kms , is the main town where you can find shops, bars, restaurants and nightlife.

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Review 1-10 of 11

21 Sep 2014


"Villa in sehr guter Lage"

Waren insgesamt 7 Personen (6 Erwachsene und ein Jugendlicher).Die Buchung verlief Reibungslos, Anfahrt durch Mietautos einfach zu finden.Die Hausaufteilung war hierfür optimal. 2 Schlafzimmer mit Ba… More

Vielen Dank für Ihre wunderbare Bewertung. Wir sind sehr glücklich , dass die Villa erfüllt Ihre Anforderungen und alle euch genossen . Wir freuen uns , Sie wieder begrüßen zu dürfen.

31 Aug 2014


"Wonderful villa , perfect location"

Just returned from relaxing week staying at Sobre o Mar .The villa was spacious , well equipped and met the varied needs of a family of six adults perfectly.Fantastic views especially from the upsta… More

Thank you so much for your very nice review. It is very important to us that all our guests have a great experience and enjoy the villa and the local area, which has lots to offer. Many thanks again and hopefully we will see you again in the near future.

29 Jul 2014


"charming, quiet villa in close proximity to some wonderful unspoilt beaches"

Sobre O Mar is a beautiful villa, spacious, stylish and well equipped. The garden and pool were equally fantastic and the view down to the sea was stunning. just a few minutes walk and there are two small picturesque (blue flag) beaches (San Rafael regarded as one of the Algarve's finest) - and a very short car drive to many more beautiful beaches along the coast.
There are several restaurants within walking distance and many more are accessible via car (short journey). We would recommend a cr to make the best of the area - our teenagers went parasailing one day and horse riding along the beach one evening; both trips needed a car. But for those who want a quiet holiday, there is certainly everything you need within walking distance.
The owners were very helpful from the minute we booked the villa, and Tracey, the villa manager, was fantastic with local advice and knowledge.
We would definitely return and gladly recommend the villa to our friends.

Thank you very much for the super review. You certainly seem to have fully embraced all there is to do in the area, horse riding, para-sailing, walking, swimming etc.. Thank you also for the very nice comments on Tracey who works very hard at helping our guests to enjoy their time in Sobre O Mar.

We look forward to your return visit.

27 Jul 2014


"Great villa, good location."

We stayed in Sobre O Mare with two other couples and had a really good holiday. The villa is fully equipped and the owners and property manager did a great job taking care of us! The airport shuttle s… More

Thank you for your great feedback which we always appreciate. Glad that you like A Sardinha restaurant on Arrifes beach and also that the shuttle worked out well for your group.

You are most welcome at any time and we look forward to your next visit.

17 May 2014


"Absolutely FABULOUS!"

This is without a doubt the best villa we have ever stayed in! The view is to die for and it has everything to make the perfect holiday for any age group. The area is magnificent too and it is surroun… More

Thank you very much for the fantastic review which is much appreciated. It is great that you enjoyed the Villa so much and found everything as you would have expected. The surrounding area is a great bonus with everything, beach, bars, restaurants etc. so close .

We look forward to welcoming you back again.

7 Oct 2013


"A Stunning Villa in a Perfect Location"

The villa is absolutely stunning and was perfect for our requirements. The rooms are spacious and beautifully appointed and the garden, pool and patio areas idyllic. The local area was perfect, with two beautiful beaches, bars, restaurants and a small supermarket within walking distance. The old town and marina are only a 20 minute walk away and more excellent restaurants can be found in nearby Gale and Guia.

The owners did everything they could to ensure our stay was as enjoyable as possible. We will certainly be recommending Sobre o Mar to others and hope to return ourselves very soon.

Thank you very much for the great review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Sobre o Mar and also made full use of the local area. Being able to walk to the beaches and restaurants is very relaxing and something that many guests comment on.

We look forward to Welcoming you again.

24 Jul 2013


"Everything you could want for a villa holiday - wonderful"

The villa is stuning. It has views of the sea and is walking distance of both a couple of restaurants and the beach. All four double bedrooms are a good size and all air conditioning worked on demand throughout the villa for the whole stay (that has never happened before!) It was well equiped.

The marina is approximately 20 minutes walk away, with more restaurants. The beach in walking distaance is a small cove with crystal clear waters and a lovely beach restaurant, our favourite of the holiday. Would go back tomorrow.

Thank you so much for the great review and we are glad that everything was as you expected and more. We believe all our guests deserve the best and work hard at trying to provide that. Thanks again for staying with us and we look forward to welcoming you to Sobre o Mar again.

17 May 2013


"Beautiful Villa in a Wonderful Location"

Just returned from Sobre o Mar and had a fantastic time. The villa was gorgeous and everything you could possibly need was provided. It wasn't overlooked and the views were amazing.

The villa is close to a couple of bars (which we made full use of) and some lovely restaurants. We met people who return to the area year after year, and I can't blame them.

I would highly recommend this villa and the owner Victoria kept us up to date with everything leading up to our stay. Would definately stay here again so if you are considering it, I would book it quickly, as I can guarantee this villa will have continuous 'Excellent' ratings and will constantly booked up.

Thank you for such an excellent review. This is great to hear and we work hard try and ensure all our guests have the same experience. We want everyone who stays in Sobre o Mar to enjoy their holidays in a relaxing and comfortable environment. The surrounding beautiful beaches, stunning walks and many golf courses ensures this region of Portugal has something for everyone. We look forward to your next visit !!!

17 May 2013


"Luxurious and peaceful haven."

I stayed here for 8 days with a group of close friends, and none of us wanted to leave.It is a beautiful villa with stunning views. The decor and furnishing are top class, and there is everything you could need provided for you. The gardens are very well kept and the pool was spotless. I will be recomending this villa to all my friends, and I would love to go back in the future.

Thank you for the great review and we hope that you will return again soon. It seems like your group had a great time and a good celebration. Many thanks.

12 May 2013


"Location, Location, Location !!!!!"

Thirty minutes from Faro, Two minutes from grotto ringed coves and high cliff walks. " Sobre O Mar " is just that. Loved the pool, gardens,outdoor BBQ area and sea views. Villa has all creature comforts and a beautifully finished interior. We had a fantastic stay!

Thank you so much. We are delighted that you enjoyed the villa and all the surrounding area including the spectacular walks and beaches. We look forward to the opportunity to Welcome you again.

Review 1-10 of 11

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