|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This is a truly Beautiful villa with stunning views of the Monchique Mountains, olive groves, & surrounding countryside in Albufeira. Peaceful & scenic location, yet minutes to all beaches, amenities by car/bus/taxi or bike! A welcoming 'home from home' villa, a more sophisticated decor/furnishings, all amenities, beautiful private pool, & views to dream about! It's all about outside space when in sunny climes, & this villa has just that & more! Sophisticated decor inside & out, yet retaining Portuguese charm! The two main bedrooms lead down a beautiful curved stone tile staircase from the lounge to the ground floor. The master bedroom is a very large room with a walk in dressing room with plenty of space for your holiday clothes, & on the main wall a bespoke custom made shoe hanging cabinet, as well as a bespoke handbag cabinet! Remote control air contioning. The large en suite has a jacuzzi bath, his & her sinks, bidet, WC/shower. Two sets of double patio doors lead out to the wonderful swimming pool, & an L shaped cushioned rattan settee with coffee table all covered by an awning for shade. Bedroom 2 has two 3 foot beds, walk in dressing room, plenty of storage space, large bathroom with a bath, & overhead shower, bidet/WC. One set of patio doors lead out to a bistro coffee table overlooking the pool! The third bedroom is on the main floor, & is a good sized room with a queen sized bed, & has an en suite. At the rear of the villa there is a very well shaded area with a huge tree as can be seen in the photos, & an awning extending from the outdoor kitchen. The villa has an abundance of seasonal fruit trees, bananas, oranges, tangerines, lemons all year, peaches, pomegranates, & olives.There is an outside fully equipped kitchen to the rear of the property with an original coal pizza/bread oven, gas BBQ, & lots of space for entertaining. The outdoor kitchen is accessed by a sliding metal shutter, & there is an awning outside for shaded eating. The kitchen has a sink, worktop units, lots cupboard space, washing machine, electric hob, & further into the kitchen a door leads into a workshop & the pool room. There is plenty of shade by way of awnings, terraces, tree shade, & verandas. The swimming pool has gentle steps easing you into it, the pool is not heated, but is maintained by a professional pool man once a week, as well as a gardener. The villa has air conditioning in the lounge, the master bedroom, & bedroom 2, bedroom 3 has a ceiling fan. A travel cot is available if needed. The villa is accessed by electric gates, & a pedestrian gate. There is a swimming pool changing area in the wooden house by the pool, & an outside shower for cooling off. We have neighbours on either side, & over the road, we are not isolated or secluded, the villa just faces the fields
Master bedroom with super king bed.
Bedroom 2 with two 3 foot single beds, or pushed together for a super King bed.
Bedroom 3 with double bed.
There is a large annex adjoined to the property, but it is not available at present as it is being remodelled & redecorated.
Bedroom 1, en suite with jacuzzi bath, shower overhead, his & her sinks, WC, bidet, granite tops, stone tiled.
Bedroom 2, en suite with bath/shower, WC, bidet, vanity sink, granite tops.
Bedroom 3, vanity sink, WC.
Kitchen - range units with granite work surfaces, gas hob, electric ring on hob, oven, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster. Large range cooking utensils, pans, glasses, crockery, cutlery, BBQ utensils. Everything you need for a fully workable kitchen!
Washing machine, 2 irons, 2 ironing boards, hair-dryer, (1),
Large open plan lounge/dining area. 2 seven foot leather settees, plasma 32 inch tv, (no sky, TV, or wi fi, just a DVD player for movies, cd/stereo system, 6 seater dining table. Air conditioning, stone tiled floor, amazing uninterrupted views to countryside.
Please bring your own DVD's of your choice. ***We hope to have wi fi fitted by March/April onwards & the equivalent of SKY TV due to demand from our guests!***
Walk out wrap around balcony with 2 separate doors leading out. Coffee table & 2 rattan easy chairs to unwind, have early morning coffee, & fall in love with that view over a gin & tonic come early evening! The sunsets here are sensational!
Cleaning/Towels/Linen/Maid service once every 7 days.
All towels & linen provided free of charge. Your own beach towels must be washed by yourselves, not for maid laundry service.
Linen & towel change once a week.
Beach towels are not supplied. Can be bought cheap locally either in supermarkets or at the beach. You must wash your own beach towels, not included in the price. There is a washing machine in the outdoor kitchen, & an abundance of hanging washing lines, & plenty of pegs -dries very quickly in the sun!
Barbecue, Private Pool, Parking, Garden, outdoor shower, outdoor kitchen, bread/pizza oven.
Dishwasher, Fridge/Freezer, Hob/Stove, Iron, Oven, Washing Machine.
Air Conditioning, Central Heating, Cot, Room Fans, TV.
The villa was built for the view & the living accommodation is upstairs, & 2 bedrooms are downstairs, apart from bedroom 3 on the main floor. There are lots of steps accessing all areas to this property, especially outside, therefore not suitable for people with mobility problems or wheelchairs...
Electric gates to the entrance of the property.
At the front of the house are 2 lawns, & a large car port accommodating 2 cars, electric gates & a pedestrian gate gaining access.
There is an abundance of outside space & eating areas, & areas of privacy if needed. There are already erected washing lines to hang your clothes at the rear of the property.
It's totally unique, has charm, away from the tourists in peak times, has lots of privacy, huge outdoor space, outside kitchen, BBQ area, electric gates to property, minutes to beaches, supermarkets in a car, beautiful sunsets, spacious inside villa, lemons on tap, peaches, tangerines, oranges etc! Beautiful, contemporary interior, comfortable brand new beds, & mattresses, new bedding, new towels, freshly painted villa, & much more...
Well maintained gardens, & inside the property, very clean, freshly painted, not dated interior inside villa, a contemporary home from home, everything in the villa is brand new. The outdoor kitchen is a lovely area, shaded, & the pizza oven is great, lovely views, private pool, & the abundance of outdoor space is wonderful. Need we say more!! Most appealing feature is minutes in car to beaches, supermarkets, shops, restaurants, Dolphin world, Algarve shopping, Cliff Richards vineyard/house, & loads more...!
“Hi, I’m writing to say that we had a wonderful 12 days at Villa (1724391) in Albufeira. The villa is beautifully finished with all the amenities, including that refreshing pool. The view from the balcony over looking the olive groves was a source of tranquil relaxation after busy days of beaches and visiting the local towns of Villamoura, Loule and Lagos (all within an easy drive).
Sincerely, Patrick Drummond”
We have just returned from a fantastic 2 week stay in Villa Gabriela. This is a very spacious villa, clean and freshly painted. The outdoor space is huge and there are plenty of sunbeds and room around the pool to relax. They two main bedrooms are on the same level as the pool which we found really useful and the views from all levels of the villa are outstanding. The villa is built within a friendly and safe community but backs onto fields so feels very private. There is a lovely balcony we used frequently for eating breakfast or having a drink as the sun set. The villa has everything you would possibly need for a home from home holiday. The outdoor kitchen is really useful if you choose to have meals within the villa. It also has a washing machine and plenty of drying space.
We hired a car for our stay but you can walk to a small town called Pateo within 15min. We frequently stopped at a lovely cafe that had the most delicious coffee and pastries, very cheap too. The other side of the cafe had fantastic views of the marina and Old Town. We even walked into Old Town on numerous occasions which is about another 15min walk from Pateo and caught taxis back which are fairly cheap. Great choice of restaurants and atmosphere in Old Town - if you like Italian we recommend Riccados which is near the sea front.
We had six people staying at the villa and there was more than enough room to avoid that feeling of falling over each other's feet that we have experienced in other properties - you will not feel cramped at this villa, even around the pool. There is also plenty of shade and the air conditioning is very good. The pool and gardens were cleaned twice during our stay. Beds and towels were changed half way through.
Would we return? Absolutely! Portugal was stunning and staying here made it even more worthwhile. Thank you!
This is golfers paradise territory, so many stunning courses to choose from. Dolphin world is nearby in Guia. The roads are very quiet in this area, as you are away from the crowds, so mountain bikes are an option for exploring as well as a car.
How to get there
Faro Airport transfer 45 minutes to villa. We can arrange private transfers to collect you from the airport, meet & greet service at a reasonable cost. Car hire can be obtained directly from the airport. As we said before, we would highly recommend a car to get the most from the villa, but not essential as bus stop at top of road, taxis etc.
Supermarket 2 mins in car Pateo. 15 minutes if walking.
Fresh fishmongers 5 mins in car.
Guia 10 mins in car.
Gale less than 10 mins in car.
Great Portuguese supermarket 5-8 mins in car, ( not walkable, as very steep hill on return), next to fishmongers.
Car is highly recommended for this property to really enjoy the villa, & the area, although there is a bus stop 5 minutes walk out of the residential road, & there are very reasonable taxis. Bike hire can also be considered. It is approx 15 minutes to Pateo walking, there is no pavement as such, just pebbly... A chemist is walking distance of approximately 10 minutes.
A house swap would be considered for a week of a similar calibre property to this anywhere in Europe.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£302|
We try to be as flexible as we can to work with you, but as a norm arrival after 3pm, & departure has to be at 10am.
Upon booking 25% deposit is payable, & the balance in full paid 6 weeks prior to rental. If booking within 6 weeks prior to travel payment in full is required. Damage deposit is required, fully refundable as long as no damage etc. Any breakages, or damage must be paid for even if by accident.
We will ALWAYS Telephone you before any booking confirmation is confirmed, or any money transaction takes place, & to answer all questions, please email a landline telephone number on enquiry email for us to contact you straightaway.
Payment in pounds or euros by online bookings by any credit or debit card
We welcome guests who would like to book the villa in off peak times for a month onwards, we would always give you a good price.