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Villa Graca

Sao Rafael in Algarve

Property ID 11177
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Private Heated Pool
  • Free A/C Free A/C
  • Car Advised
  • Free Wi-Fi


Property ID 11177
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Private Heated Pool
  • Free A/C Free A/C
  • Car Advised
  • Free Wi-Fi
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This attractive villa is located in the peaceful Sao Rafael area within a few minutes walk from a few local restaurants. The private pool is set within enclosed terraces while the interior offers comfortable and well appointed furnishings. The first floor bedrooms share a large balcony offering views of the surrounding countryside. Albufeira's bustling centre can be reached within a ten minute drive.

This villa is part of our Classic collection. Find out more

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out of 10

Two Storey Accommodation

Ground Floor Amenities

  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Coffee machine
  • Dining facilities
  • Satellite TV
  • Flat screen TV
  • DVD player
  • Dining facilities
  • Patio doors
  • Terrace
  • Double bed
  • A/C unit
  • Bath with over head shower
  • WC
  • Single washbasin
  • Bidet

First Floor Amenities

  • Twin beds
  • A/C unit
  • Patio doors
  • Balcony
  • Double bed
  • A/C unit
  • Patio doors
  • Balcony
  • Twin beds
  • A/C unit
  • Patio doors
  • Balcony
  • Shower
  • WC
  • Single washbasin
  • Shower
  • WC
  • Single washbasin
  • Bidet

Villa Facilities:

  • FREE A/C
  • FREE Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • Hairdryer

Pool Features:

  • Style
    Rectangle style private heated pool
    1.00m - 2.00m
    8.00m x 4.00m

    Electrically heated pool, payable pre-departure

External Features:

  • Built-in barbecue
  • Sink
  • Covered terrace

Additional Information

  • A non-refundable accidental damage waiver of £10pp will be payable pre-departure
  • Detached property, Licence No. 39433/AL
  • Cots and high chairs available free, just add during the booking process

Free extras

This property comes with Free Wi-Fi, Free Air Conditioning, Free Cots and Free Highchairs

Floor Plans

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Ground floor

First floor

Pool dimensions are for guidance only.

Location and Setting

We have labelled this villa property as being "Car Advised"

Your Villa Setting

  • Short drive to golf
  • Short walk to beach
  • Short walk to amenities
  • Sao Rafael is 45 mins from Faro airport

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  • Distance to Albufeira 2.6km
  • Nearest Restaurant / Cafe 0.1km
  • Nearest Bar 0.1km
  • Nearest Beach 1.5km
  • Nearest Mini/Supermarket 0.5km
  • Distance to Faro Airport 45 mins

Villa Timeline

Comments that appear in the villa timeline were received via the following channels: web enquiry, villa guestbook and through postal correspondence prior to 2014.

Pictures that appear in the villa timeline were received via our Travellers App and any opinions provided are of the customers and not James Villa Holidays.

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  • 2017
    • Graca
      Mrs Biston, October 2017


      “Graco - Sao Rafael, near Albufeira. Absolutely perfect! Couldn’t have wished for anything better for our party of 7 + toddler. Lots of finishing touches made the holiday perfect. Warm pool, air con, amenities close by, fab location, spacious and extremely clean to the highest standard. You’ve made a friend for life, Graco!! Thank you”


      Learn more about this content and our Travellers App.

    • Milestone reached September 2017

      100th guest

    • Milestone reached July 2017

      50th guest

  • 2016
    • Milestone reached July 2016

      Wi-Fi added

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Overall rating
Scores 9.1 out of 10 based on 11 reviews
10 out of 10


Mansfield Group
Wow!! What a villa! Fell in love with the place straight away. Location is perfect; car is needed to get to places but bars and beach in walking distance. Villa very clean and love all the finishing touches. Best holiday ever.
Confirmed guest: 28 October 2017
Published on: 29 October 2017
8 out of 10


Cornwall Group
All in all a nice villa in a quiet private spot. Owners were lovely and very friendly. The villa itself was well maintained but agree with other reviews that the internal decor was quite dated and perhaps reflected too much of the owners personal taste. Having said that, nothing deterred from what was a lovely holiday in a great spot close by to a few restaurants and a short drive from the old town and Marina. Access to a net for the pool would have been good, in the absence of a daily clean.
Confirmed guest: 07 October 2017
Published on: 19 October 2017
10 out of 10


liverpool Family (with only pre-school children)
Really fabulous holiday, the villa was excellent, in a beautiful spot,very clean and well equipped, pool heated as requested
Confirmed guest: 16 September 2017
Published on: 07 October 2017
9 out of 10


Bexley Family (the eldest child is at school)
Interior decor was a little dated but well kept. Outside areas were extremely good and well maintained throughout our holiday.
Confirmed guest: 02 September 2017
Published on: 05 September 2017
8 out of 10


Family (the eldest child is at school)
well situated for local budget and higher end restaurants in walking distance, and beaches 10 minutes walk away. Villa is very nice and pleasantly secluded, clean and well maintained inside and out. Rep and owner both very swift in response to minor issues - thank you.

Would happily stay again
Confirmed guest: 22 July 2017
Published on: 24 July 2017
10 out of 10


We had a fabulous holiday we could not fault anything,this villa was just perfect very well equipped very spacious and very clean also the large pool was just amazing .
The location was also perfect there is a few restaurants ,bar and small supermarket all within a 10 minute walk from villa .The blue flag beach of Sao Rafael is about 15 min walk and there is also another 3 beaches within walking distance that are also really nice .
Highly recommend this villa the best one we have been to we will definately return next year can't wait !!!
Confirmed guest: 26 June 2017
Published on: 16 July 2017
10 out of 10


Hednesford Couple
We had a fabulous holiday, couldn't fault anything, we did know the villa as we used to go there years ago, nothing has changed, still the best ever. The whole thing about the holiday was amazing would recommend to anyone
Confirmed guest: 10 June 2017
Published on: 11 June 2017
9 out of 10


Doncaster Couple
This villa deserves to be an 11 out of 10 but a few things let it down

1. Heating is required in the TV area as this can get very cold some evenings.

2. The access to the driveway area is very narrow and it is difficult to get even a small car in without catching the wing mirrors. Just a little wider would make a big difference.

3. the water heating does take a long time to come through and a very long time to get hot.

4.The outside area is very nice but the pool water very cold and would benefit from being heated

The owner next door is a lovely lady and when we mentioned being cold in the TV area she immediately went into the garage and got us an oil heater which made all the difference.

We would give the villa an overall 9 out of 10 and would highly recommend. There are too many good things to list but the villa is very clean and has everything you require for your holiday.

Attention to the above plus maybe even a table tennis table as many other villas offer would certainly make Graca a 10 out of 10
Confirmed guest: 29 April 2017
Published on: 01 May 2017
9 out of 10


I thought the villa was presented in a wonderful condition and easy to find. Has everything you need for your stay, if i had one criticism it would be there was no heating downstairs and because we visited in early April with a nearly 80 year old had to go and purchase a small fan heater(which we left there)it also says you can rent but not knowing where. Swimming pool gets deep very quickly and we should have had it heated(next time i will).
Albiufera old town was well worth a visit and so was Zoomarine.
All in all a thoroughly enjoyable holiday.
Confirmed guest: 08 April 2017
Published on: 09 April 2017
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