Villa in Gale, Albufeira, Central Algarve, Portugal - Quiet Location, 10 Minutes Walk To Beach
About Colin Vivian
I'm Colin, owner of the villa and lover of the Algarve. After many happy family holidays in the Galé/Albufeira area, my wife and I decided we wanted to buy our own villa in this part of the Algarve. We are now very fortunate to own Casa Do Campo (house in the countryside). I hope you too will enjoy and love the area as much as we do.
Colin Vivian purchased this Villa in 2012
Why Colin Vivian chose Galé
Our reasons for buying the property here are : Sun, beaches, walks and relaxation ! We like the location of the villa because it is very quiet, yet only 10 minutes walk to the long sandy beach. We enjoy the walks along the beach, and around the nature reserve. Walking in the opposite direction are wonderful cliiff-top walks and many smaller sandy beaches and coves. We like to visit the beach bars, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the lovely sunsets.
What makes this Villa unique
We enjoy having a large terrace with pool overlooking the countryside. It's a perfect location for entertaining and eating out of doors, or just relaxing in the sun. It is very convenient for walking to the beach, to the supermarket and the local bars and restaurants. Everything is in such easy reach of the villa.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Large ,spacious and very comfortable.
Good location with great outside space and swimming pool. Quite and private. Would defiantly stay again.
Lovely villa in a stunning part of Portugal
Used to stay at his villa every year as a kid but now it's been beautiful renovated. Great location, 5 min walk to the beach and the local town. Awesome part of the Algarve
Gets better every time!
This was our second stay at this superb villa in consecutive years, and it most certainly won't be our last. Spotlessly maintained, imaginatively and impressively appointed and equipped, and exceptionally well managed. The pool is wonderful and (as in this year's case) can be fenced off to avoid accidents with adventurous grandchildren; the garden is like an oasis in the immediate area - offering shade, colour, palm trees, space, interesting features and plenty of loungers. Inside, the villa is even better than described, with its cleanliness, services, facilities and equipment! The local beaches and restaurants (no more than 5-10 minutes walk away) add to the overall 5-star rating! I would not hesitate to recommend it to friends, relatives and even casual readers of this review who I've never met - 100% confident that they would not be disappointed.
Lovely Algarve villa
We had a lovely time at this villa and would certainly return. Everything was exactly as it was described. The rooms were comfortable and well appointed. The kitchen was equipped for cooking and eating in. The pool and garden were lovely and we spent many an afternoon chasing the sun (or shade) around the patio. The area surrounding the villa is quiet, picturesque and just a short walk to the beach. The property is perfect for a couples or family getaway.
Perfect get away
Just got back from the absolute best week away in this gorgeous villa. Fabulous private pool area with loads of room for lying in the sun soaking up the quiet which was only broken by the bells on the goats in the field as they were grazed (couldn't be planned better). The villa was so well equipped and beautiful maintained, walking distance to shops and beach but hidden away from the main roads so lovely and quiet. We didn't want to drive so the owner arranged transfer taxis which were very reasonable and incredibly efficient. I couldn't recommend this villa more highly and the pictures don't do it the justice it deserves, beautiful beach close by with soft white sand and stunning scenery and a fab Italian restaurant,we will definitely return, a real find thank you.
Well we got back from Portugal yesterday and I just had to write to you to say what a wonderful time we had. The villa was lovely and so well equipped. We didn’t want for anything. And the pool area was much bigger than we thought – in fact the pictures didn’t do it justice. It was superb. We spent many a day lounging around enjoying the weather and having a dip when we got too hot (and it was very hot last week). The bonus was there was always a breeze so it was not too uncomfortable to have a sunbathe. We were going to hire a car but we found the walk to the beach and supermarket not too strenuous and we enjoyed strolling around. The beach bars are very good for food and the staff very friendly and accommodating. Also the supermarket had everything we wanted.
A big thank you for making everything easy. From the booking of the holiday to the taxi arrangements and all your well documented information. It couldn’t have gone more smoothly. Also Alastair and Manuel were very helpful when we needed any further info.
All in all a brilliant holiday. One I will remember and one I hope to return to. I can understand why you and your wife love it so much there. We didn’t want to come home!!!
The local beach at Galé is 800 metres away (10 minutes walk). The sandy beach stretches for approx. 3 km and is backed by sand dunes for most of its length. Behind the sand dunes is a nature reserve with a large lake, accessible by long boardwalks for a very pleasant walk. There are 3 beach bars/restaurants at Galé providing a choice of snacks or full meals, and wonderful evening sunsets.
There are many lovely beaches and coves between Galé and Albufeira, and beautiful cliff top walks.
Faro approx. 45 minutes. If you just want to relax, then car hire is not essential as all local facilities are within walking distance - beach, bars, restaurants and supermarket. Albufeira nightlife is easily reached by taxi in 15 minutes. Shuttle services between the airport and Galé are readily available either by coach (shared) or minibus (private). If you wish to explore the Algarve further afield then car hire is recommended.
Albufeira with its beaches, shops and nightlife is about 15 minutes drive. Guia, with its restaurants, Algarve Shopping centre, Zoomarine and Cliff Richard's vineyard are also 15 minutes drive away.
The Aqualand water park is 20 minutes away, with the larger Slide And Splash park about 40 minutes drive.
The closest restaurants are within 5-10 minutes walk and include BellaVita (Italian) and Saõ Domingos (Portuguese). There are many other restaurants in the local area, and don't forget the wonderful beach bars for drinks and meals. The closest bar (Planet Fusion) offers good snack meals and Sky Sports, and is 5 minutes walk away. There is an excellent supermarket (Apolonia) 10 minutes walk away.
The quality Apolónia supermarket is 10 minutes walk away, and a small convenience shop 5 minutes walk.
There is a pharmacy, bank, small shops and more bars/restaurants in Vale De Parra, 20 minutes walk away.