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Sobre o Mar 16998 / AL – Home 298379 Villa

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Sobre o Mar 16998 / AL – Home 298379

  • Villa
  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min stay

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Villa / 4 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Sobre O Mar is a spacious luxury villa on the Sao Rafael estate close to Albufeira, in the Algarve which has been recently renovated. With large manicured 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.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 6 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom, 2 En suites, 1 Toilet Only


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Safe
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
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Damage deposit: £400.00
No smoking at this property


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About the owner

Victoria & Tony T.

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03 Sep 2019
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Languages spoken: English

This Villa has 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and sleeps 8. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 08 Jan 2013. Located in Albufeira, it has 38 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £1250 to £3000.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 03 Sep 2019.


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Guest reviews

38 reviews

Very Good


Reviewed 19 Jun 2017

What an amazing place..... this villa is superb it really is. Huge indoor living space, very cool even without switching on the air conditioning. Fantastically equipped, great master suite upstairs with beautiful balcony. All very nice bedrooms, the villa just has a great sense of space. Very modern kitchen with everything you could need. The inside is only surpassed by the outside, large gardens - great for playing with the kids! Great outdoor seating and dining area, large BBQ and the pool is fantastic , great size, nice depth in the shallow end for kids and close enough to the seating and sun beds that the kids can be kept an eye on from where you are. Local area has everything you need, a shop and a few bars and restaurants and the marina is only a 20 min walk away. This villa is great for families but would also suit groups of friends. We will definitely be back for another stay!! Owners very helpful prior to our stay and the villa manager can't do enough to help you during your stay. Just perfect.

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for your great comments. We also like to the cool inside the villa without air conditioning and the marble floors and nice gentle breeze from the coast help to achieve this. We are delighted that all your family enjoyed your stay and feel that if the children are happy all others will be relaxed and happy. Thank you again and we look forward to having you back in the future

“Villa for All”

Reviewed 12 Sep 2015

Our family party consisted of an age range from 18-79 and we all commented on how lovely the villa was and how it suited everyone of us. The villa was larger than we thought from the photos and had absolutely everything needed for a fantastic holiday - from pool, private garden, outdoor dining and covered area to the book library, The villa is situated in a quiet, peaceful area with two great beaches within walking distance. Golf courses are not far away and a 5 minute car/taxi ride takes you into Albuferia.

Owner's reply: We are so pleased that you had a good time as a large family group and found that the villa was larger and better than you expected. Hopefully there was space for all to be on their own when required but at the same time providing a comfortable environment for great times together. Thank you for your kind words and we look forward to welcoming you again.

“Truly wonderful”

Reviewed 2 Jul 2015

We were a party of 5 adults and 3 children staying in this wonderful villa. There is nothing I could fault or have a negative view on. The villa is in an ideallic setting within close walking distance to the beach, a local shop (although a little expensive) and restaurants. We even managed to walk to albufeira marina one evening. The villa is well equipped with everything you need for a very comfortable stay and is beautifully furnished. The upstairs master bedroom is an absolute dream with an amazing furnished balcony, with the most fantastic sea views. We met Tracey, the villa manager, on our second day. She was very helpful with directions etc to the marina. We mentioned that it would have been good if there was an air pump so we could inflate the crocodile and dolphin that our five year old twin grandchildren brought with them and the very next day she arrived with one for us. Brilliant service. We didn't hire a car as we were only there for a week but to get out to the nearby supermarket in albufeira we rang the local taxi service that was recommended. They spoke excellent English and only cost us a few euros each way. I would have no hesitation in returning to sobre o mar again in the future. A great week had by both children and adults alike. Thank you very much for sharing your lovely villa Victoria and Tony.

Owner's reply: Thank you very much for the wonderful comments. We are really pleased that you had a great time and that you found the beach, restaurants shops etc. to be convenient for someone without a car. We look forward to a return visit and thank you for staying with us.

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

Reviewed 28 Jul 2014

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.

Owner's reply: 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.

“A Stunning Villa in a Perfect Location”

Reviewed 7 Oct 2013

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.

Owner's reply: 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.

“Everything you could want for a villa holiday - wonderful”

Reviewed 24 Jul 2013

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.

Owner's reply: 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.

“Beautiful Villa in a Wonderful Location”

Reviewed 17 May 2013

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.

Owner's reply: 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 !!!

“Luxurious and peaceful haven.”

Reviewed 17 May 2013

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.

Owner's reply: 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.

“Location, Location, Location !!!!!”

Reviewed 12 May 2013

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!

Owner's reply: 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.

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