We know that you might be feeling uncertain about booking your next holiday with the ever-changing travel restrictions, which is why we've introduced our Travel Restrictions Guarantee for your peace of mind.
Book your next villa holiday with confidence, safe in the knowledge that you can either move your dates or receive a holiday voucher for the full amount paid if your travel dates are restricted by either FCDO/local government advice advice or local restrictions in your destination country.*
The Travel Restrictions Guarantee is automatically included in the website price and can be removed before you book, however we strongly advise you keep it to give you added flexibility and protection.
You will still need to purchase a comprehensive travel insurance policy as soon as your booking is confirmed. This insurance should, as a minimum, protect you against cancellation, curtailment, medical expenses, loss/theft of possessions and documents, personal liability and airline failure.
Terms and Conditions
'Travel Restrictions Guarantee' applies to bookings for arrival between 1st May 2021 and 31st December 2021 only.
If there are restrictions advising against travel to your chosen destination country, you will be able to cancel your villa and receive a holiday voucher for the full amount paid for your villa to rebook when you are ready to do so.
If there are restrictions in your destination country preventing you from being able to travel to that destination, you will be able to cancel your villa and receive a voucher for the full amount paid for your villa to rebook when you are ready to do so.
'Travel Restrictions Guarantee' is automatically included in the search results price on the solmarvillas.com website.
The premium paid for 'Travel Restrictions Guarantee' is non-commissionable.
The premium can be removed from the basket if not required. If removed during booking, you still have 7 days from confirmation to add this back on if needed.
For bookings made less than 6 weeks before arrival, this premium can't be added or removed after booking.
The 'Travel Restrictions Guarantee' is non-refundable, non-transferable and non-commissionable.
Cancellation of the booking will also result in loss of the premium paid.
You should ensure you have adequate comprehensive travel insurance to protect you in cases of cancellation for any other reason including, but no limited to, being unable to travel due to airline failure or cancellation, being quarantined for or diagnosed with Covid-19 or unable to travel due to work commitments or restrictions upon return.
Normal Terms and Conditions will apply for ancillary products such as car hire and transfers etc.
All other standard booking terms and conditions apply.
Perched right on the bay of Sao Rafael, Villa Brigida is an exquisite three-bedroom hideaway. Breath-taking panoramic views over the Atlantic can be seen directly from the villa’s beautiful terrace. A huge tropical palm tree fringes a gorgeous outdoor living space, with private pool and perfectly positioned stone table and benches. Talk about breakfast with a view!
With great attention to detail, the pool is heated to ensure it’s between three to five centigrade warmer than a regular non heated pool*. A pergola provides a welcome shaded area for al fresco dining and takes full advantage of those spectacular Portuguese sunsets.
Immaculately designed, the villa has wide, floor to ceiling windows which cover the living area. Looking out from the comfort of your sofa over the bay is definitely something to remember! The three air-conditioned bedrooms include two twins, capable of accommodating up to six adults.
This sublime villa is only a ten-minute stroll from the beach and another five to the local fishing village of Gale. Warm welcomes and local wines await. There are several unspoilt coves, set against dramatic limestone outcrops. Reasonably priced restaurants and bars are dotted along the coastline. Everything you need to ensure total relaxation is only a walk away!
This swimming pool has been fitted with a Pool Heat Pump making the pool about 3°C to 5°C warmer at 1 pm than a non-heated pool in low season. In July and August, should the pool temperature exceed 28° C the pool heating will be turned off*
*Additional Charges may apply. Please see the extras in the basket when booking.
Usual day is Saturdays.
Mid-May - Mid-September is fixed, flexible at any other times.
Flat Screen TV, DVD Player, Comfortable Seating, Area with Dining Table and Chairs, Doors to Terrace Gardens
Pool Table, Table Tennis, Covered Terrace, Open Terrace, Alfresco Dining Facilities, Sun Loungers, Parasol, Brick Built BBQ
Off Road Parking
Private Heated Pool,
Pool Size: 8.00m
Pool Depth: 1.20m
Ladder Access to Pool,
To access the villa there is a path which is 92cm wide along with 1 step. The front door has a width of 79cm and other doors that access the pool area are the kitchen and lounge doors. Paths from the villa to the pool area are 142cm wide, the grounds are flat open, there is a large foot path from the front door to the pool gates area, the footpath then reduces to 204cm. Inside there is 1 instep from lounge/dining room area. All the bedrooms have a door width of 72cm and all the bathrooms have a door width of 72cm. The door into the kitchen/dining area is 72cm wide and the door into the lounge has a width of 72cm. *Please note that although every effort has been made to ensure the information provided is accurate, errors can occur and if you need to find out more specific information about the villa, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Covid Cancellation Policy - Standard cancellation charges will apply at this property even if your travel dates are restricted meaning there is no leniency for Covid Travel Restrictions. For more information on the cancellation charges please call us for more details.
Faro Airport (FAO)
Much like the rest of the alluring Algarve, Sao Rafael is home to a pristine Blue-Flag beach backed by towering limestone cliffs, making for an idyllic and picturesque retreat! There's a real easy-going way of life here, with old-school restaurants serving delicious Portuguese cuisine. For a slice of adventure, the vibrant and action-packed resort of Albufeira is a short drive away where water parks, beaches and a thrilling nightlife await.
Absolutely loved this villa Outstanding location Cleaning was done regularly to a high standard Gardens and pool well maintained We could not have been happier with it and it was even better than we imagined Only suggestion which isn’t even a negative is we loved the books and magazines being available in the villa might be nice for a few board games to be there as well that would go down well with the kids Beautiful villa Beautiful location Beautiful garden Nothing bad to say thank you
Tue 23 Apr 2019
The view and peace and quiet, pool and outside spaces were wondeful. It is a spacious villa and an excellent layout for a family - we appreciated our private little suite away from the teenagers! The decor is a little tired but all functional. Dishwasher needs an overhaul - we cleared the filter but that didn't make it clean any better. We also had to clean the BBQ and especially the (mouldy) tools before we could use them. The pool table cushions are clinging on, just, for life! But they still got a lot of use! The local beach (with excellent seafood restaurant and bar) is wonderful. Rockpooling par excellence at low tide, swimming in the surf at high tide! The villa is a short drive to Albufeira - good for supermarkets and the old town square bars and restaurants. We had a great time overall.
Thu 15 Nov 2018
The villa is a good size and has a very nice pool area.
Thu 15 Nov 2018
Thu 15 Nov 2018
Loved the villa location in São Rafael and fantastic sea views. Villa was clean and welcome pack was a good idea if arriving late. The weather wasn't kind to us and not sure if this is normal for early April? We would love to visit again in summer we the weather is better to fully appreciate all the facilities, but prices a bit out of our reach during that time.
Wed 14 Nov 2018
The villa was in a perfect position to view the sea and was very peaceful, especially at night. The villa had a pool table and ping pong to keep our 15 year old happy and amused. As the weather was good (October) we spent nearly all our time outdoors but there were plenty books to read if the weather had been bad. Maybe a few board games would not go amiss.
Tue 13 Nov 2018
Villa perfect location , wonderful view, pool area massive well maintained, plenty of room and sun beds, but overlooked from villas behind which are very close.
Tue 13 Nov 2018
Beautiful view overlooking the sea,villa is a little dated inside but wasn't a problem as we were outside most of the time,within walking distance to a minimarket and two beaches with restaurants,quiet area and plenty of outside space.
Tue 13 Nov 2018
Villa Brigida is in a stunning location over looking land and sea without any building blocking the view. The villa is a short walk to the beach and only 20 minute walk from the busy harbour of Albufeira down a back road. So no need for lots of extra money needed for taxis! The villa has a big pool and garden area with numerous areas to sit so that can have own space if needed when sharing with family. The villa is only overlooked by one villa but it’s high up and doesn’t affect the feeling of privacy.
Sat 05 May 2018
This villas outside space and the views were amazing however the inside was disappointing. The villa is a little dated. There is a small supermarket plus a few restaurants connected to hotels within walking distance, however if you want to go further afield you need to taxi or as we did hire a car.
Sun 16 Apr 2017
Location, views, facilities, excellent all round, a little dated but that didn't deter one bit from the views which are beautiful.
Sat 22 Oct 2016
Beautiful uninterrupted views of the Ocean. We loved being able to wach the sunrise and the sunset from the garden. Peaceful location but handy for local shops and restaurants.
Sat 15 Oct 2016
The villa was beautiful, spacious, light and with fantastic views. It had everything we needed for a relaxing week away. It's position is a bit more hilly than we would have liked so getting to and from the beach was difficult with a 2 year old and a disabled person. One of the toilets leaked and one of the showers leaked also. We found it quite dangerous for the disabled guest! We got the villa at a very reasonable discounted price so there things weren't much of an issue but it would have been a totally different story if we'd have paid the full price!
Sat 01 Oct 2016
Sat 24 Sep 2016
Brilliant villa, excellent views and well placed.
Sat 03 Sep 2016
The view was perfect and the resort the best area we've stayed in and we've been coming to this area for 10 years.
Sat 27 Aug 2016
The villa was lovely; really nice pool, decent sized rooms, spotless inside and out and the view is breathtaking. The resort is very peaceful, with plenty of nice restaurants and smashing beaches within easy reach by car.
Sat 20 Aug 2016
close to beach, amazing view of coast, spacious, lovely big pool, plenty of sunbeds, seating areas, BBQ, table tennis, pool table, well equipped.