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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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, We can respond in any language using Google
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 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
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

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Spacious sea view apartment in central Galé
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

Lovely family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Stunning property in a peaceful location ideal for relaxing, the apartment is very spacious and has everything you need for a perfect self catering holiday. Would definitely return and recommended to friends.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed and look forward to welcoming you back to Gale soon!
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Beautiful apartment with ocean views

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time on a 3 night break in Galé, the apartment is very spacious and was spotless when we arrived. View of the sea from the huge balcony is beautiful. The location is fantastic with a supermarket, great restaurants and beach bars within easy walking distance. We will definitely be back! Thank you :)

  • Submitted: May 10, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ca Ca We are so glad you enjoyed your 'taster' short break in beautiful Gale! We always strive to ensure our guests have the best experience of our apartment and the area each and every time. We hope to welcome you back to the Algarve soon! With warm regards Catherine & Ned
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A beautiful apartment in a lovely setting

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is excellent. It is well equipped, is very comfortable and of a very high standard. The large balcony is lovely. The apartment is all on one level so no stairs once you are there. We stayed in April when we had some cold days. We were warm and comfortable. Lovely local walks. The beach and board walks around the nature reserve are stunning, particularly where the river flows into the sea. Good local fish restaurants and only 10 min drive to the bars and night life in Albufeira. Catherine told us about the upgrading taking place. Unfortunately we could not use the gardens or pool area as workmen were all around the site using power tools to repair the pool area and paving. Overall this apartment is in quiet and beautiful Gale . Thank you.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello again Sue Thank you so much for your review. We were so sorry that the essential maintenance work was in progress during your stay but pleased that you still enjoyed. We thank you for appreciating all of the wonderful positives of the apartment and the surrounding area. We hope we will be able to welcome you back to Gale in the future! With our best regards Catherine & Ned
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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
Owner's Response: Hello Dave & Lisa Wow! Thank you so much for your wonderful words. We are so delighted to hear that you enjoyed and appreciated the area as much as we do. You will be glad to know too that the little wooden steps that the waves washed away are now repaired! We look forward to welcoming you back to Gale again soon. Muito Obrigado! Catherine & Ned
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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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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit $258.9

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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