|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Government Licensed Nº227/10
Ground floor : Two twin bedrooms, bathroom with a large walk in shower. Fully fitted kitchen with microwave, washing machine, dishwasher - door to shaded dining terrace. Lounge / dining room with satellite TV and DVD.
First floor : Master suite, with king-size bed, and en suite bathroom with large walk in shower, leading out to a large balcony.
The Lounge/Dining room and all the bedrooms are air-conditioned for heating & cooling.
There is an alarm system and a safe.
The swimming pool can be heated (this is available as an optional extra), approx. 9m x 4m, with steps surrounded by terraces. There is a pool shower and a brick built B.B.Q. The garden has a grass area and the property is totally walled, giving complete privacy.
Service: Our property management office is 2 km from the villa and they offer friendly advice, help and assistance to all our guests , They also sell tickets to waterparks, zoomarine, golf, boat trips and excursions at discount prices. There is also an emergency telephone Nº provided. All guests receive a welcome food pack with our compliments.
Activities: *Zoomarine Park (sea life): 10min drive *Two Waterslide Parks: 10min & 20 min drive *Horse riding over the sand dunes: 5min drive *Water sports & jet ski on Galé Beach *Big game & Reef fishing from Albufeira marina just 5min drive *Krazy World (zoo & mini golf): 20min drive *River trips, Jeep Safaris, Sea day trips with barbecue on a secluded beach. *Excursions to local markets and other places of interest in the Algarve, to Seville and Lisbon. You can buy tickets to most of the above plus much more with a 10% discount from our local Management Office.
Golf: The beautiful Golf course Salgados is just 5 minutes drive away.
Beautiful villa in Algarve
We really appreciated our staying in the villa because it is very comfortable and it is located in a very quiet area.
Maybe one of the three bedroom was a little bit too small for two adults.
5 adults stayed at this villa. We never felt that we were on top of each other, the villa is in a quiet, private area. You do need a car to get around.
The villa had everything you will need, the kitchen is very well equipped we stayed in a number of nights, the BBQ has also got everything. We found the bed very comfortable.
You get the sun around the pool for most of the day, the patio area is nice to sit in the shade if necessary.
Villa Toad Hall - very easy to find, in a great location and exactly as described if not better. The villa was very clean and the pool lovely, we opted to have the pool heated and although there were times when it felt a bit like a bath it was well worth it.
The beach is a short drive away, although you could walk it if you wanted to, and it so clean.
There are some really great places to eat within walking distance of the villa, O Amigo Tapas, O Por do Sol a few and Quinta da Gale we would definitely recommend.
Then a few minutes drive away is O Girassol (Sunflower) Restaurant and Restaurante Bar Praria de Gale which is on the beach at Gale, lovely fresh fish and perfect way to watch the sunset.
The only downside and it really was a small one was that the beds, particularly the double were a little uncomfortable. Also we went when the Olympics were on and unfortunately couldn't find a Sports channel - not that we watched much TV as the weather was too good not to be outdoors round the pool.
This is a definitely a place we would recommend. The only reason for 4 stars and not 5 is the beds.
This Villa was perfect for my wife and I for the 11 days we spent in the Algarve. Well appointed, spotless and well laid out- we wanted for nothing. We were impressed that there was a welcome pack upon our arrival- Portuguese buns, cheese, ham, butter, milk, coffee, tea, juice and cold beer- very thoughtful! The service from all the staff at Principal was outstanding, including arranging taxis to/from Faro Airport, car rental at the villa- even an in-home orientation of the property, information on the surrounding areas, shopping, beaches, restaurants, excursions- any assistance we required with was promptly and courteously dealt with- simply outstanding. All amenities noted in the property listing were exactly as described- WiFi, satellite TV, security system all in perfect order. The villa is located in Sesmerias- a more suburban/rural area closer to Gale than Albufeira- exactly what we were looking for to avoid the crowds and noise of the cities. Easy access to the various highways and main roads to explore all of the Algarve region by car. The villa is in an area of farms and orchards- the fragrance of citrus, figs and olives is intoxicating. Sunsets, moon and star gazing from the master bedroom deck was very romantic. The villas pool was cool and refreshing during the hot days- we chose not to have it heated but to each their own. A highlight for us was poolside bbq- we grilled steaks, lamb, Piri chicken, sausages, fresh seafood, vegetables- we went through a LOT of charcoal! Walking distance to fine dining at Jompra Restaurant- not to be missed- amazing food and service, incredible wine stock, great prices. The sommelier suggested an off- menu reserve red from the Douro that rocked our world- for little more than the cost of the house wine! Complimentary Port is served post meal, but as we were already drinking 12 yr. old single malt and Hennessy VSOP the owner first generously refilled our glasses then comp'd our drinks- superb! Fun and great value is Scooby's Bar just a 5 min. walk away- nice deep pool, mini-golf, foosball, great burgers/fries, snacks, tasty cocktails. 5-15 minute walk to probably a dozen other bars and grills in the area. About 20-30 minute walking the most amazing beaches and coves- many with restaurants. 25 minute walk to Gale beach and more seaside fish grills. (notice a theme here?!) Fish markets and grocery stores are also all within walking distance. We would not hesitate to stay here again should we return to the area.
Located in sesmarias not far from Galé beach and close to the 'Blue Flag' Castello beach, approx.1.5kms. There are many restaurants and bars in the area within easy walking distance. Also just a few minutes drive to other beautiful sandy beaches : Galé beach is 5kms long, plus Evaristo, Coelho, São Rafael which are all beautiful sandy coves with beach bar restaurants. Albufeira town is 6 kms, around 10 minutes drive. The old town is very interesting with narrow cobbled streets and old fisherman houses and then there are the numerous music bars and street entertainers together with regular free shows in the main square in the summer season. Guia town is 5kms and is famous for many good value restaurants specialising in chicken piri piri.
The nearest supermarket is 1.4 km away. Algarve Shopping the largest shopping complex in the region is a 10 minutes drive, with Multiplex Cinemas ( majority of films are in enlish ).
Our management office is only 5 minutes drive from the villa.
Golf: Salgodas Golf course & luxury SPA is only a 5 minute drive.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$246|
Prices shown are for up to 6 persons
Prices up to 4 persons:
Low - 665£ pw
Discounts are available for under occupancy in Low season.
An additional child can be accommodated on a Z bed for £100 pw.
Pool Heating : £170 pw