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Spacious sea view apartment in central Galé

Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Sea and pool views from every room. 2 minutes to beach

Rental licence number: 49130/AL

Spacious sea view apartment located in popular gated condominium, in excellent central Galé location - Galé Mar . This wonderful property has excellent sea views and direct access to the veranda from all rooms. Located on the first floor of the popular Galé Mar, this spacious and generously sized apartment also has panoramic views of the beautifully large family lagoon pool and children's pool set in well maintained gardens.

The space

The property is very well furnished and has a good sized living and dining room space ideal for comfortable lounging, and equipped with free Wi-Fi, TV and DVD player. There is direct access onto the large veranda looking out onto the stunning pool and gardens.

The fully equipped kitchen is fitted with fitted cooker, hob, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, kettle and toaster. Iron and ironing board provided.

Having 3 bedrooms the apartment sleeps 6/7 comfortably. The first bedroom off the corridor has 2 single beds with built in wardrobes and patio doors entering out onto the veranda. Bedroom two is a good sized double bedroom which leads onto the large separate family bathroom. Bedroom three is a master bedroom with private bath room and shower, WC and basin and a wonderful veranda with pool and sea view. There is an additional WC, vanity unit and shower enclosure off the hall and lounge. All rooms are tastefully and well furnished, and make a perfect stay for a large family or couples and friends.

Guests are welcome to use the beach parasols, chairs, buckets and spades whilst staying at Gale Mar.

The sea and pool view patio is spacious and well furnished with dining table for al fresco meals. There is also informal rattan effect seating for guests to relax outdoors.

Guest access - there is an elevator from ground to all floors.

The neighbourhood

The stunning beach of Sao Lourenco is only a couple of minutes walk away and under 10 minutes away from the bigger beach of Praia Da Gale - both offering beach restaurants for lunch or evening meal.

There is a good selection of restaurants and cafe bars around the property offering Portuguese and International cuisine. Guests can also enjoy the nearby Michelin Star Vila Joya restaurant "A gastronomic paradise by the sea!" and having two Michelin stars. Supermarkets nearby stocking all the essentials and Albufeira old town is just a 10 minute drive by car/taxi. Famous for its excellent range of bars, clubs, restaurants and shopping. The old town of Guia, home of Piri Piri chicken is a 10 minute drive inland. Here you will find a plethora of eateries serving up this tasty Chicken with locally made wines and all really good value.

There is plenty to do in the surrounding area of Galé. If golf is your thing then the Salgados Golf is 18 hole course set out on the flat lands behind the sandy beach of Praia de Gale. In fact there are numerous golf courses located across Albufeira and Vilamoura, so there are plenty to choose from. Albufiera marina is near too, wonderful for leisurely strolls admiring the yachts and lined with bars, restaurants, go Karting, bowling and boat excursion opportunities. From here you can go whale and dolphin spotting as well as cruise around the wonderfully scenic coastline.

Communal pool and gardens.

On-site Concierge

Interaction with guests

Meet and Great available on request.

Mid-stay clean/linen change is available at extra cost

Other things to note:

There is a garage space with this property and plenty of free parking available in the car park outside the apartments.

We provide a mid stay towel and linen change service for bookings of 9-14 days

Cot and highchair hire available

booster seat hire available

Rental license number 49130/AL

More Details
Registration Number : 49130/AL

Catherine & Ned
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, We can respond in any language using Google
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Catherine & Ned

We purchased our apartment in Gale Mar in January 2017 after a long search for a bolthole by the sea. We love spending time there with friends and family. We come from a beautiful part of Wales where there are mountains and a stunning coastline which reminds us very much of the Algarve! We have enjoyed sharing our little seaside haven with others this year and hope to enable our guests to create special holiday memories for many years to come.

Catherine & Ned purchased this apartment in 2017

Why Catherine & Ned chose Galé

We fell in love with this property at first sight. We have been holidaying in Portugal for many years and always dreamed of owning our own place by the sea. Now our dream has been realised. The location is perfect as a haven of tranquility but within touching distance of just about everything.

What makes this apartment unique

The views from the balcony and every room are beautiful whatever the time of day. The well kept gardens around the pool with their tall palms remind us of a beautiful oasis and are home to lots of colourful birds. It's a great place to just sit back and relax. If you feel like dipping your toes in the sea you only have to pop through the gate and down the lane. Wonderful.


Galé Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 Master en-suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Hairdryer
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Hairdryer
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Sink & Hairdryer
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Z bed for up to 12 years if required
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms have patio doors to balcony with pool and sea views
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • live theater
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


4.8/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

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Spacious sea view apartment in central Galé
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

A perfect place to relax, unwind and sample the very best of Portugal.

  • 5 of 5

Recently returned from this gorgeous apartment which comfortably accommodated 6 adults. First impressions were of an impeccably clean and stylish apartment. A great deal of planning has been given to ensuring that all aspects of the stay are well thought out. The lounge area is very comfortable with dining and relaxed seating for 6- the view out to sea was staggering so no need for the distraction of a TV, although this was available.

As well as having three good sized double bedrooms with direct access to the balcony, providing an extra level of privacy, the bonus of this property is having three bathrooms too.

The kitchen was separate and very well stocked with all that you need for a high quality self- catering break.

What makes the property extra special is the expansive balcony with spectacular views of the ocean and the large pool with surrounding gardens.

Within close proximity to the apartment was a supermarket ( about 5 mins walk), several spectacular beaches with restaurants serving beautiful fish dishes. The nearest beach restaurant was about a 5 minute pleasant stroll from the property. There was a variety of restaurants within walking distance- Italian, Indian, Portuguese etc. Some of these also provided a take-away service.

A short taxi ride away, there was a larger, better value supermarket - Continente, located within a large retail centre with a variety of shops.

We particularly liked the Lourenco beach. This had a smart restaurant and bar attached. The beach is quite rugged and at the time of the year we went- April, very quiet. We whiled away hours just watching the spectacular waves. If you choose to use this beach, make sure you wear decent footwear to get onto the beach as the steps down could be difficult to negotiate for some. There were plenty of easier access points to other beaches if you are a family with younger children-buckets and spades a plenty as well as shell collecting.

The contact with the owners was a pleasure. Always very helpful and informative about the apartment and the area- they were determined our stay would be an enjoyable one.

We definitely plan to return and have already made enquiries about our next stay.

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful apartment!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing location with a fantastic sea view

  • 5 of 5

We are just back from our 2nd wonderful visit to the large, 3 bedroomed well maintained apartment, with everything you need for perfect holiday . Set in the quiet location of Gale , with spectacular views of the Atlantic and within easy walking distance of beautiful sandy beaches, friendly family run restaurants and beach bars. If you are looking for anything livelier, Albufeira is a 10 minute taxi ride away. Already looking forward to our next visit , relaxing on the balcony with a glass of vinho Verde!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sara We are delighted with your review of our little bolthole by the sea. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon and shall have a nice Vinho Verde waiting for you if you wish! Obrigada! Catherine & Ned
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Fabulous stay!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing holiday from start to finish, topped off by staying in such a fantastic apartment. It was lovely and clean and had everything you need to make you stay such as fresh towels, clean bedding, WiFi etc.

Would reccomned and stay here again.

We are already looking at flights to come out again this summer :)

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Nicky We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed and thank you for your warm and positive comments. It's always nice to hear that our guest enjoy Gale as much as we do! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. With our best regards Catherine & Ned
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Beautifully luxurious well furnished apartment

  • 4 of 5

The property is lovely, and well suited to families or groups of couples/friends looking to explore the many delights of the Algarve.

The fully air conditioned property boasts 2 double bedrooms (1 with ensuite with full size bath) and 1 large bedroom with twin beds . There is also a separate bathroom with shower and full size bath and another shower room with WC. The kitchen is fully equipped, and there is a very comfortable living room with dining table. Outside there are a full size dining table and chairs, and another separate table and chairs.

All of these facilities plus the ample living space provide lots of possibilities to entertain and host in the apartment, and make it a very comfortable environment to be in. The pool with it' diving board and childrens pool is a huge hit with all family members and the whole day can quickly be spent poolside without realising!

The Galé Mar complex is situated in a relatively quiet location with several beaches and bars and cafes within walking distance. The harbour and old town Albuifera are 10 and 15 mins taxi journeys away and make for lovely nights out - plenty of night life to suit all tastes.

To explore, a car would be a huge advantage, and there is plenty of parking spaces within the complex's car park, as well as a dedicated space in the underground car park.

Would highly recommend and hope to visit again soon

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5* Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We first stayed at this apartment in the Spring of 2017 and returned again in October. We have stayed with family and on our own as a couple. It seemed quiet at first but there are hidden gems around every corner. The apartment is spotlessly clean, has loads of room and is so well equipped. The beautiful Sao Lourencao beach is just in front of the condominium and there is the fabulous Praia da Gale a mere stroll away. The Old Town is a ten minute drive away and the Albufeira Marina 5 minutes. It was a nice touch for towels and beach parasols to be provided. We could not have asked for a better view either when relaxing on the balcony!

Highly recommend and will be back in 2018!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review and we are delighted to hear that the apartment and Gale was everything you hoped for. We hope we can welcome you again next time you are in Albufeira! With kind regards Catherine & Ned
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Sao Lourencao Beach Bar and restaurant
Nearest Golf
1.5 Kilometres
Salgados Golf
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Albufeira Old Town
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Kilometres
Sao Lourencao Beach Restaurant
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Sao Lourencao
Car: not necessary

At Gale Mar we welcome you to all the comforts of home in a beautiful beachside location. A haven of tranquility close to the most beautiful beaches. A plethora of restaurants within walking distance that serve food of excellent quality. There are several golf courses close by with Salgados being the closest and the Amendoeira Golf Resort with the Nick Faldo course is approximately 20 minutes drive away. The Zoo Marine water park is a fabulous family day out and is about a 15 minute drive away or they have a courtesy bus that picks up nearby.

For surf enthusiasts, the surf school at Praia da Gale offers lessons and board hire for you to enjoy the magnificent waves,- just a 10 minute walk away.




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $278.78

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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