About the property
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Self-catering,3 bed villa, boosting beautiful ocean views, minutes to Gale beach
This villa boasts a splendid location just six hundred metres from the charming little Lourenço beach, with its popular, beachside restaurant. The magnificent ribbon of soft sands between Galé and Armação de Pera lies within eight hundred metres, whilst the village of Guia and its famous chicken piri-piri restaurants is five kilometres away, with the Algarve Shopping Mall two kilometres further on. The Villa has a comfortably furnished, south-facing lounge with gorgeous ocean views through the glass doors that lead onto a small sun terrace with a barbecue next to the swimming pool. A dining area also opens onto the poolside terrace and there is a modern kitchen. The villa consists of 3 bedrooms. A ground floor double bedroom has an en suite bathroom and views of the front garden and there are two twin bedrooms upstairs. One of these has a walk-in wardrobe, an en suite bathroom and a balcony with side sea views and the other enjoys similar views and has a separate bathroom.
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- english, french, spanish, portuguese
- Calendar last updated:
- May 12, 2018
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Check-in: 3:30 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Loved it... a perfect location for a relaxing family holiday
The house and location were just as described. The house is situated at the end of a road which has minimal traffic and is quiet. The house is south facing and has the sun on the pool/terrace for the majority of the day (9am - 6pm). Maria, the house manager met us on arrival. She was friendly and helpful and only 5 minutes away should she be needed. The house was clean, nicely decorated and big enough for our large family. The downstairs bedroom/bathroom was suitable for parents who were staying with us. Air conditioning throughout was a welcome relief from the high temperatures outside. The pool is a great size - just right for our three young children. The house is located approx. 10 minutes from the beach and a further short walk takes you to other nearby beaches, coves and bays along this part of the coast. The bus stop is a two minute walk from the house and we caught the bus into Albufeira (2.30 Euro) which was easy to do. There are a number of bars and restaurants in Gale and the supermarket is a ten minute walk from the house. The beaches have bars and restaurants on/nearby, although these are pricey, but perfect on an evening to watch the sun set.
Overall, a 5 star holiday from the booking process and contact with the owner to the actual stay. Would definitely recommend.
Clean & tidy very spacious
Everything you needed to enjoy your stay Maria couldn't have been more helpful great location near the beach & supermarket loads of cafe and restaurants nearby
Excellent Villa would return
Spent 2 weeks here recently myself and my wife (had stayed in Gale previously and know it well - not in this villa)
The villa itself was spotlessly clean and very well presented. Maria made us very welcome on our arrival and was very helpful.
The weather was very hot and the downstairs aircon worked very well and was much needed. Been just the 2 of us we used the downstairs bedroom only - did not see aircon in upstairs rooms !!
The kitchen was well stocked (could do with some small pots rather than all large ones - small issue)
There is no wifi which would have been the icing on the cake
The pool was very clean and regularly maintained in the 2 weeks we were there
The villa is within easy reach of evertything
It is a 10 minutes walk to the Apolonia supermarket (be aware it is very expensive even for the basics) There are cheaper supermarkets within a short drive.
We didn't hire a car but I would recommend one for a family as we found it difficult to get taxis and had some long waits for same
The beaches and restaurants are within a 15-20 minute stroll from the villa
Just a note the villa is semi-detached this was not a problem
Overall very pleased with our experience in the villa. We regularly stay in villas on holiday and I would rate this one very highly.
Booking was made very easy
We had a most pleasant stay and we would definitely return
Beautiful villa and so well maintained. We had everything we needed and then some. Plenty of pots and pans etc that were of good quality. The bed linen was absolutely pristine white and again of excellent quality, the beds were really comfy too. Maria the villa manager was just lovely, so pleasant and very helpful. Would highly recommend this villa.
The house was so inviting. It had everything you need for a wonderful vacation. The manager was cheerfully helpful .Always just a phone call away. The setting was quiet but near to the action. I suggest renting a car. This enables you to take numerous day trips within 2 hours or less. Just want to relax, no problem. The backyard has everything you need.It was a short drive to one of the nicest beaches in the area.Three restaurants, chair, umbrella and water sport rentals. Eating out.plenty choices.Prefer to eat in, fully equipped kitchen. Even though there is a Apolonia supermarket close which had wonderful gourmet foods. Do yourself a favor and shop in Aldi or Lidls in Albufiera for the basics, much less expensive. do not hesistate to buy a bag of oranges along the roadway. Fresh sqeezed orange juice every morning delicious screwdrivers every evening. We loved our stay in this beautiful villa and hope to someday visit again.
Great Location and Relaxing Atmosphere
When we first arrived, we were greeted by the wonderful housekeeper Maria who was very helpful and gave us our key and all of the important information we would need throughout our stay. The inside of the house was very simply decorated and cool, which was nice because it was very hot out in the sun. The kitchen has almost everything you would need utensil and dish wise, and there is a mini charcoal grill out by the pool area to BBQ! The bedrooms are essentially equipped with their own bathrooms so for a getaway with other couples or families, it came in handy. The most amazing part was when you open the door to the balcony on the second floor and see the views of the ocean, you realize how close you are to the beach. The pool area and back patio with chairs to lay out and a table to sit and have dinner under the stars were lovely at night. The only complaint was the small TV, but with a location that close to the beach, we were barely home to even use it. There are two beaches within walking distance, and if you're adventurous enough, you can find quiet, tourist free beaches between the rocks with crystal blue water. At night the drive in to Albufeira was quick and easy and the nightlife is great. Definitely somewhere I would return and the house was perfect for what we needed.
To the west of Albufeira is the Valley of the Grapevines, or Vale de Parra. Villas and apartments here offer the tranquillity of an area with low hills, fertile plains and wonderful beaches from intimate coves to the glorious sandy expanse of Praia da Gale. Guia is a delightful little village with narrow cobbled streets, traditional cottages and a famous selection of chicken piri-piri restaurants.
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