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Beautiful villa with pool, backing onto countryside & 500m from Sao Rafael Beach

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 en-suite bedrooms, large private pool and garden, close to all amenities

Casa Cereja is a large 4 bedroom detached villa. It is situated 2 kilometres west of Albufeira and just 40 minutes drive from Faro Airport. The beautiful beach of Sao Rafael is a 5 minute walk away, the beaches of Castelo, Coelha and Gale are a 5 minute drive. Nearby there are many restaurants for you to sample the local cuisine. A short walk away is the Ponta Grand Resort Hotel, where entertainment is available to all, a wide variety of excursions can also be booked here and it is also the point where excursion coaches depart. Casa Cereja is within its own grounds with a swimming pool, it is bordered on one side by countryside, olive trees, young lemon, lime and Clementine trees complete the setting.

Bedrooms:

Master on 1st floor, double with balcony terrace leading to:

Bedroom 2 double.

Bedroom 3 twin or double.

Bedroom 4 twin or double.

All bedrooms are en-suite, have built-in wardrobes and are furnished to a very high standard.

Bathrooms:

Master has twin basins, bidet, wc and bath/shower.

2 has basin, bidet, wc and bath/shower.

3 has basins, wc and bath/shower.

4 has basin, bidet, wc and bath/shower.

Ground floor WC with hand basin.

Showers are 'over bath' style.

Shaver point.

Kitchen:

Casa cereja has a large well equipped kitchen with American style fridge freezer that provides ice and chilled water, electric hob, oven, microwave, breakfast bar and dishwasher.

Utility Room:

Washing machine, Iron, Ironing Board and access to rear small terrace with clothes line.

Living Rooms:

Large Lounge/dining room (approx. 10m x 7m) divided by ornate pillars. Cast iron and glass Dining table with seating for 8. Living area has 2 large comfortable sofas, Leather easy chair, lounger, coffee table, Satellite & Internet TV and wood burning fireplace.

Other:

Casa Cereja has a valuables safe for guest use.

Cleaning/Towels/Linen/Maid service:

The villa is cleaned once a week and between rentals. All towels and linen are provided (including beach towels). Linen is changed once a week.

Amenities/Facilities:

Barbecue, Private unheated swimming pool, On Road Parking, Garden.

Dishwasher, Fridge/Freezer, Hob/Stove, Iron, Microwave, Oven, Washing Machine and Room Ceiling Fans.

Accessibility

Casa Cereja has not been adapted for wheelchair access, whilst two of the bedrooms are on the ground floor there is a step up (8' approx.) from the front path to the front porch and the another step up (12' approx.) to enter the house.

Outside

Casa Cereja is within its own private grounds with a private swimming pool (4m x 6m), it is bordered on one side by countryside, olive trees, young lemon, lime and Clementine trees complete the setting. There is a large partially covered terrace surrounding the pool with BBQ and shower. Sun Loungers and garden furniture are provided.

The villa is tucked away in a quiet location but very convenient for local attractions. We recommend that you hire a car to get the best out of your stay, taxis are readily available (7 Euros to Albufeira).

Baby facilities:

Child's Cot & Child's Cot/Bed

Travel Cot with bedding, i.e. sheets, blankets, quilted baby snuggle.

Feeding chair.

Hikers back pack baby carrier.

Microwavable bottle sterilising unit.

Bottles 3 (Avent Naturally) teats not supplied.

Two safety gates.

Bath, new born chair to go in bath.

Aqua pod bath support for baby from 6 months, with extra long non slip mat.

Movement & sound monitor- 2 monitors in 1, with Under mattress sensor pad.

Recliner chair.

Top and tail wash bowl.

Changing mat.

Play mobile – Fisher price with music and moving toys.

Feeding spoons, dishes.

Chicco Winter Stroller, with footmuff and rain cover (no parasol).

Food blender.

More Details
Registration Number : AL47134

Owner
Alan & Cheryl
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 24, 2017

About Alan & Cheryl

We live in rural Buckinghamshire all our children have fled the nest now, unfortunately they pop back in and still eat us out of house and home! We love Portugal and the Portuguese people, so much so I spent 2 years at college learning the language. I work as a Project Manager in IT and my wife is a qualified interpreter for the deaf.

Alan & Cheryl purchased this villa in 2000

Why Alan & Cheryl chose Sesmarias

We holidayed in the area a few times and liked the peaceful atmosphere and the friendliness of the local people. So, we bought a parcel of land and built our dream home in the sun. The area is still quiet and we have made many friends in the area, not least our builder Amadeu and his wife Madelaine who we consider to be part of our family now!

The house is 500m from Sao Rafael beach and when the children were younger we would take them down there and spend lazy days playing boules, swimming, feeding them ice cream and inspecting the rock pools. At night we would join our neighbour, Jan (he's a Dutch but a Portuguese resident and a Doctor) and his children for a game of what I would call run-outs but he called Police. The big rock in the middle of the beach would become 'home' which the parents protected, the children would run off and hide (by the way it was dark by now) and they would try to get 'home' before we found them and put them in prison, the kids loved it. When we had finished the game we would all retire to the beach bar for more ice cream and for the adults a well deserved libation.

You'll see Jan in his garden next to his house you won't miss it he has chickens and geese. His Spanish wife Sonja leaves him to his menagerie, Fig, Lemon and Orange trees!

I forget how many times we have taken our children to Zoomarine, Slide & Splash etc but always remember the great times we had, including swimming with the dolphins at Zoomarine, WOW an experience that moves me even now.

We hope you choose to stay at our home in Portugal, if you need any more information please call we'll be only to happy to help.

Muito Obrigado!

A vida é curta, as memórias são para sempre

What makes this villa unique

Peaceful, but not rural. You're not in the hub-bub of Albufeira but can walk there in 30 mins or a cab gets you there in 10.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just a quick thanks for the use of your Villa. We had a great week. We have had holidays in the area over the last 6 years and your villa was in an ideal situation.
Jun 2014
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Amenities

Sesmarias Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    WC - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The villa is tucked away in a quiet location but very convenient for local attractions. We recommend that you hire a car to get the best out of your stay, taxis are readily available (7 Euros to Albufeira). The villa does not cater for very small children under the age of 5.

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Beautiful villa with pool, backing onto countryside & 500m from Sao Rafael Beach
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 20 reviews
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Lovely relaxing holiday villa

  • 4 of 5

Our first visit to Casa Ceraja - Cheryl and Alan were lovely hosts making us feel very welcome nothing being too much trouble. The villa and pool area was spotless and the area lovely and quiet. Our only observation was the beds which we found slightly too hard for us.......

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5* Villa Cereja

  • 5 of 5

Villa Cereja is a beautiful spacious, light and bright villa with 4 double bedrooms, all en-suite, located in a quiet residential area. On arrival we were met by the owners Alan and Cheryl, who are the most helpful, hospitable and very lovely people.

The villa is very clean and well looked after, with a lovely large pool and BBQ area. It is within 5 mins walking distance of two lovely beaches, Sao Rafael and Arrifes, both with excellent restaurants, serving both lunch and dinner. There are a few other good restaurants in the area too, notably the Praia Grande and Dom Dinis.

Albufeira town is just 15 minutes drive away for ‘tourist’ shopping and the Albufeira Marina just 10 minutes drive, where you can book sightseeing and dolphin watching cruises.

We used the excellent ‘ Apolonia’ supermarket nearby in Gale. We ordered online prior to our holiday, and arranged for delivery on our arrival day, they also offer an excellent ‘take away’ menu from their deli counter.

We were a group of 6 adults so booked a taxi transfer to and from the airport with faroairporttransfersalgarve.com an excellent service and would highly recommend. We also arranged for a hire car to be delivered to the villa.

We all had a lovely, restful holiday in beautiful surroundings, and only wished we could have stayed longer, and would definitely return in the future.

The Newman Family August 2017

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely spacious villa within walking distance of a lovely beach

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed in this villa as 2 families. We had a lovely time and our boys thoroughly enjoyed spending time cooling off in the pool. Cheryl is currently living on site and was on hand to offer advice/give recommendations and kept the villa clean and tidy with plenty of clean towels.

The villa is situated on a cul de sac within a short walk to the local beach. There are a small number of restaurants close by and the ponta grande resort offers entertainment for all, they also organise tickets to local attractions and taxis into albufeira old town for around 8 euros. There is a local mini market and larger supermarkets are a car/taxi away.

The villa is in a good location and we all had a great time.

P.S by the end of our holiday we had become used to the local cockerel who vociferously crows any time of day 😂

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Excellent Holiday

Once again this villa went way beyond expectations. Everything was perfect yet again, and the hosts Cheryl and Alan look to ensure that you have a wonderful experience, nothing too much trouble if you need them, guaranteed to enjoy a fabulous holiday.

Thank you again.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely spacious and bright villa with large pool, close to good beaches

  • 5 of 5

The property is large inside, with 4 large bedrooms (all en-suite), and a spacious open plan living room. The outdoor area has a great pool which my family made lots of use of.

The local area is good with 2 great beaches nearby (one in walking distance) and a number of good restaurants.

The owners Cheryl and Alan were very welcoming and helpful.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Amazing property. Fab area. Definitely recommend

  • 5 of 5

The pictures really don't do this property justice.

It's beautiful. Large, well equipped and perfectly positioned. The view around the villa is gorgeous. All the bedrooms are lovely- not just the master. Perfect for us especially all being on suites.

The surrounding area is lovely with five different beaches with in five minutes. Our favourite was Praia da coelha and Praia da Castelo. If you love beaches you won't be disappointed.

Have to recommend restaurant O Marinheiro - fantastic.

Had a wonderful holiday definitely go back to the area. Wasn't so keen on albufeira but only needed to go there for the lidl ! The supermarket at gale was amazing too. We went to Vilamoura which I would recommend.

Alan and Cheryl couldn't of been more helpful with regard to any part of our stay. And helped out with loads of things. Including my husband forgetting his passport !! Very thoughtful and kind.

Car is definitely recommended.

The pool was cold and the children wouldn't swim in it but it was October prehaps in the summer months it would be warmer. And it's a shame we couldn't use the drive as we had two hire cars. But it's such a quiet area that it felt safe and wasn't really a problem.

Go book this Villa now..........

You won't be disappointed !

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. We are glad you had a lovely time and were only too pleased to help you out with the passport. The drive is locked as there are ample parking bays outside the villa and as you say it is a safe quiet area.
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Map

Nearest Airport
47 Kilometres
Faro Airport
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Praia Grande
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Salgados
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Praia Grande
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Sao Rafael
Car: recommended

Coast/Beach

The stunning beach of Sao Rafael is a 5 minute (500m) walk away the beaches of Castelo, Coelha and Gale are a 5 minute drive.

Golf

The nearest golf course, Salgados, is 10 mins drive, but there are numerous golf courses within 35 mins drive including Vale De Lobo (Royal and Ocean) to the east and Alto Golf to the west. You are seriously spoilt for choice!

Special Interest Holidays

The villa is ideal for families, golfers and walkers

How to get there

40 minutes drive from Faro Airport.

Distances

Albufeira 5km (10mins)

Algarve Shopping 7km (15mins)

Gale 3km (5mins)

Further Details

Nearby there are many restaurants for you to sample the local cuisine. A short walk away is the Ponta Grand Hotel, where entertainment is available to all, a wide variety of excursions can also be booked here.

Within 20mins you can drive to Zoomarine, Slide and Splash and Aqualand.

Albufeira Marina is 15mins walk from the villa, you can book and board boat excursions from here or indeed just relax and have some food or a drink.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $296.24

Changeover day
Saturday is our changeover day especially during July & August. Check-in is after 4pm, check-out is by 11am. We are happy to try to accommodate all requests, please ask.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.