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Apartments in Galé, 2 pools, sea views, beach 200m, free Wi-Fi, Air-con - Galé Mar - Apt. B

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Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Galé - Galé-Mar Apartments, Albufeira

Sleeps 4/5 or 6/7, family and childrens pool, Wi-Fi, UK TV, secure gated complex

We have 3 holiday apartments available to rent in the relaxing resort of Galé (10 minutes from Albufeira). We can accommodate 4/5 guests in our 2 bedroom apartments and 6/7 guests in our 3 bedroom apartment. They are situated in the Galé-Mar Apartments, a secure, well maintained gated complex with large family pool and separate children's pool set in beautiful communal gardens. If the pool is not for you, the beach is within easy walking distance, 200m away is the beautiful sandy beach of Sao Lourenco and 500m is the bigger beach of Praia Da Gale both offering beach restaurants for a spot of lunch or evening meal.

Our apartments are very well furnished and maintained to a high standard. We try to make them "home from home". They are fully air-conditioned (which is serviced annually) and the 2 bedroom apartments have free Wi-Fi and internet TV for all UK channels. The 3 bedroom apartment only has local television and no wi-fi. We have registered the apartments with the local council, they are A/L certified and have smoke alarms fitted.

The sleeping..........

The 2 bedroom apartments sleep 4/5 comfortably. The master bedroom has a king-size bed with en-suite bathroom and patio doors to a private balcony. A z-bed is available in this bedroom for a child (up to 12 years) and a travel cot is available on request. The second bedroom has 2 single beds with patio doors leading to the main balcony.

The 3 bedroom apartment sleeps 6/7 comfortably. The master bedroom has a king-size bed with en-suite bathroom. A z-bed is available in this room for a child (up to 12 years) and a travel cot is available on request. It has patio doors leading to the balcony. The second bedroom has a double bed with patio doors leading to the balcony and the third bedroom has 2 single beds with patio doors leading to the balcony.

The cooking..........

All the apartments have a fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher, fridge/freezer, electric oven, gas hob, microwave, toaster, kettle and washing machine.

The relaxing..........

The lounge/diner boasts 2 sofas and dining table, DVD player, internet TV for all UK channels, free Wi-Fi, a selection of games, books and DVD's. Please note the UK TV and Wi-fi is not available in the 3 bedroom apartment.

The views..........

Due to their proximity to the sea, the apartments boast excellent sea views which are taken advantage of from alfresco dining on the balconies. The 2 bedroom apartments have 2 balconies and the 3 bedroom apartment has 1 large balcony, all have views over the communal gardens, pools and the sea and are furnished with dining tables, parasols and rattan outdoor seating ideal for lounging or reading a book.

The bathrooms..........

In the 2 bedroom apartments, the en-suite bathroom(accessible from the master bedroom) is fitted with bath/shower over, basin, WC, bidet and hairdryer. Accessible from the main hallway, there is also an additional shower room with shower enclosure, WC and basin.

In the 3 bedroom apartment, the en-suite bathroom(accessible from the master bedroom) is fitted with bath/shower over, basin, WC, bidet and hairdryer. Accessible from the main hallway, is an additional main bathroom and a separate shower room with shower enclosure, WC and basin.

The swimming and beaches..........

The apartments are 200m from Sao Lourenco beach (approx. 4 min. walk) and 500m from Galé beach (approx. 8 min. walk). There is a large communal swimming pool with diving board, children's pool and jacuzzi. Sun loungers and parasols are available to use free of charge around the pool area.

More about Galé...........

Galé is the ideal location for a peaceful and relaxed holiday. It is only 40 minutes from Faro airport. It suits families looking for a beach holiday without the hustle and bustle of busier, more commercialised resorts.

It offers some of the prettiest and secluded coves and beaches on the Algarve (Sao Lourenco, Galé beach, Sao Rafael, Castillo etc....) all Blue flag beaches, each with their own beach bars, cafes and restaurants.

500m from the apartments is the well known Apolonia supermarket, the Portuguese version of Waitrose. There is lot's of choice of Portuguese foods as well as a good selection of UK products,also a cash dispenser inside the store. There is also an Ali-Super supermarket just 7 minutes walk away. If, however, you do not want to cook whilst on holiday, there is a good choice of restaurants within walking distance, ranging from beachfront cafes to the upmarket Michelin starred Vila Joya restaurant.

It is not essential to hire a car. We can arrange a transfer for you from the airport to the apartment (extra cost). There is a bus stop outside the apartments and the taxi rank is just a 5 minute walk, so unless you are planning to do lot's of sightseeing, a car is not strictly necessary. Albufeira, with it's more lively nightlife, is only a 10 minute taxi or bus ride away. The main bus station in Albufeira links all the major resorts along the Algarve, going east or west.

The parking..........

There is plenty of free parking available in the car park outside the apartments and underground parking with one allocated space.

Out and about..........

Guia, well known as the birthplace of the famous chicken Piri-Piri and the location of Sir Cliff Richard's vineyard, is just 10 minutes away by car. Also here is the Algarve shopping complex where you can find factory outlet shops and large supermarkets. For families, various attractions such as Zoomarine and Aqualand are all approximately 15 to 20 minutes by car. Salgados golf course is very close, just 5 minutes by car. Numerous golf courses can be found close to Albufeira and Vilamoura, golfers are spoilt for choice. Birdwatchers will find plenty of interest at the nearby Salgados lagoon, including flamingos. This is easily accessible by car or by walking along a series of wooden walkways along Galé beach to Salgados.

All in all, Galé has something to offer for everyone.........

Please visit us on facebook for more photo's www.facebook.com/gale mar or email us at galemar-bookings@hotmail.co.uk.

More Details

Details for holiday apartment Galé Mar - Apt. B, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 2 Bathrooms

Apt. B boasts a modern/comfortable interior with superb sea views from it's 2 balconies. Sleeps 4/5 guests.

Bedroom 1 - sleeps up to 3. Kingsize bed and Z bed for child, en-suite bathroom and patio doors leading to a private balcony.

Bedroom 2 - has 2 single beds, patio doors leading to the main balcony. Both bedrooms have built in wardrobes and are fully air-conditioned. The balconies both have uninterrupted views over the communal pools/gardens and sea.

Lounge/Dining room, internet TV for all UK channels, DVD player, stereo, free Wi-Fi, sofas and dining table and high chair.

Kitchen fully fitted with dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer, electric oven and gas hob, microwave, toaster, kettle.

Both the Kitchen and lounge/diner have patio doors to the main balcony for alfresco dining and additional seating area.

Shower room with shower, WC and washbasin.

The apartment is strictly non-smoking. It is AL certified and approved with the local council

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Tracey or Geoff
Member since: 2012
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About Tracey or Geoff

I am a Training Analyst for a local healtcare organisation and run the Gale Mar Apartments with my father, Geoff. I have a family who love to visit Portugal and Gale Mar and spend hours splashing in the pool and playing on the beaches. We love the restaurants and have spent many happy family holidays in the Algarve. In the evening, we love to stroll to a local restaurant and try some new local cuisine with a glass vihno verde or try some cocktails at the local beach bar. Tracey Richards - galemar-bookings@hotmail.co.uk

Tracey or Geoff purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Tracey or Geoff chose Albufeira

We decided on Gale as it is close to all local attractions, shops and towns, but quieter so you can "get away from it all" if you want to. The beaches in this area are stunning and the apartments are well looked after. As a family, we love to explore local areas, try different restaurants and relax by the pool and on the beach - the doughnut sellers on the beach are an added bonus......!

What makes this apartment unique

All our apartments have excellent views over the swimming pool and out to sea.


based on 24 holidaymaker reviews

Galé Mar - Apt. B
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 24 reviews

Exactly as it says on the tin...

  • 5 of 5

We spent eight nights here and our only complaint was having to leave at the end of our stay.

The apartment is in an excellent location and offers everything needed for a great holiday. It is well maintained and immaculately presented, beaches and bars are an easy walk as is the local supermarket.

If you want to venture a bit further, Albufeira, especially the old town is around a ten minute drive and well worth a visit.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for posting your kind review, pleased to know you enjoyed your holiday and found everything at close hand. Many thanks, Tracey
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Fantastic Apartment , great location

  • 5 of 5

Our third time at this lovely apartment. We love it here great beaches within walking distance and lovely restaurants. the apartment and swimming pool are fantastic and Tracey's communication is brilliant, we will be back !

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post your very kind comments, it really is very much appreciated. Would love to welcome you back for a 4th time next year, Kind regards, Tracey
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Spacious lovely apartment with beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

We have recently completed our second visit to Gale mar apartments and have now stayed in both the three bed room and the two bedroom apartments. It was a lovely relaxing holiday and we have already booked for 2017. The apartment was comfortable, spotlessly clean and spacious. The large balcony was very pleasant for outside dining and sunbathing. What made the stay five star was the excellent customer service received from Tracey. Communication was swift and efficient and the small touches such as sun umbrellas, beach chairs and beach towels meant we could pack less and spend less on things for the beach. Gale is a lovely quiet resort but still with plenty of small restaurants to choose from. There are several beach coves only a few minutes walk away if you fancy a break from the large swimming pool at Gale mar. Thank you we look forward to next year.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post your kind review, it really is very much appreciated by us and also other guests who are considering staying in Gale. Love to welcome you back again next year, many thanks, Tracey
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Great apartment and great location

  • 5 of 5

As a family of four, children aged 5 and 6, this was a great apartment. Well equipped, modern, clean and safe, on a beautiful complex with a great pool and lovely gardens. The location was fantastic with many excellent, safe and clean beaches near by as well as many restaurants, and amenities. We would definitely recommend this property and will be coming back again next year to hopefully replicate the amazing holiday we had.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay - thank you for your feedback, it is very much appreciated. The rates for 2017 are on Homeaway and we would welcome you back anytime.
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Excellent property

  • 5 of 5

The property is first class. It is clean,spacious and equipped extremely well. Tracey and Geoff have thought of everything you might need and more. The complex is well maintained and the pool was perfect. Gale is a nice area to stay in because you can enjoy the quieter side of the Algarve or take a 10 minute trip to the busyiness of Albuferia. The area is beautiful. Would go back tomorrow!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a lovely review. We really appreciate it. We try very hard to ensure the apartments are like "home from home" and that out guests enjoy their stay. You are welcome back anytime. Just so you know, prices for 2017 are available on Homeaway.
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  • 5 of 5

Absolutely brilliant week. We knew the resort, and we were thrilled to find that the lovely relaxed pace, the friendly restaurants with the amazing food and the fab supermarket were all as we remembered. However, what made this visit different was the apartment - what a find! Tracey communicated extremely effectively with us before arrival, tolerating with good grace and humour my email challenges, and we were met at the arrivals hall by taxi (which incidentally was the most reasonable rate we have found on all our visits to the Algarve). We had keys straight away and were into the apartment, which was just as the pictures, if not better. Small touches like pegs, bin bags and loads of loo roll make self catering so much easier! The shutters and the air con in each bedroom meant that we all slept well, and the variety of beach and swimming pool toys meant that our twins could spend their pocket money on 'souvenirs' in Albufeira rather than the normal footballs and inflatables that invariably we have to leave. The pool was a brilliant size and a decent temperature - on most days we were the only ones around the pool, which we loved, but might not suit those looking for a crowd.

Lourenco beach really is just at the bottom of the lane, and had one of favourite fish restaurants tucked away and a great bar for the obligatory sundowner. Our preferred beach however was Gale which was an easy ten min stroll, and is one of the best beaches I've been to. Three great restaurants to choose from, and most days so much space on the beach that you can feel your are on your own private resort. Loved waiting for the tide to go out and then walking along the coast to discover smaller coves and watch the crabs on the rocks.

We will definitely be back - was one of the easiest week's away that we've had in a long time, and we all have major holiday blues on return!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow - what a review, thank you so much. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay and everything met your expectations. May is a lovely time to visit the Algarve, as you say slightly quieter, but lovely warm weather. We love the beaches too and you are quite right about the beach restaurants, they are a fantastic bonus to have on your doorstep. You are more than welcome back anytime. Thank you again. Tracey
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Ferreiras, Albufeira
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Guia to connect to EN 125 or motorway
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Beach front
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Lourenco beach
Car: not necessary

Ideally situated for all local attractions and an excellent base for discovering the Algarve coastline.

For more photographs and information, please visit us on www.facebook.com/gale mar apartments.

Free Wi-Fi and internet TV is available for all your UK television programmes in apartments A and B (2 bed apartments), there is no wi-fi or UK TV in apartment C (3 bed apartment)

We know that traveling with extra luggage can be expensive so the apartments are supplied with a travel cot and highchair free of charge.

To take further stress away from you - we can arrange a return transfer for your party to the apartments from Faro airport, please email us for details and a quote.

An end stay clean is included in your rental charge, however, for a small charge we can organise extra cleaning.

If you wanted to book more than one apartment, please email us and we will happily check availability for you:-


Galé is the ideal location to unwind and relax and watch the world go by, contact us today on galemar-bookings@hotmail.co.uk.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Galé, Albufeira

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Band 3
1 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Band 2
29 Oct 2016 - 5 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Band 1
25 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Band 2
1 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Band 4
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Band 5
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Band 4
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Band 3
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Band 2
28 Oct 2017 - 11 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Bookings are from 3.30pm on day of arrival to 10 am on day of departure.

If the dates you require are not available, please check availability for our adjoining apartment A or email us at galemar-bookings@hotmail.co.uk

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Galé in Algarve

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , The shower room is accessed from the hallway.
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , This is the en-suite bathroom for bedroom 1.
  • The bathroom is accessible through bedroom 1 and has bath with shower over, W/C, bidet and washbasin, shaver point, power point and hairdryer. The shower room is accessible from the main hallway and has seperate shower enclosure, W/C and washbasin. Toilet paper is provided. All towels and beach towels are provided
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , This bedroom sleeps 2 adults or 2 children on single beds
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot , Sleeps 2 adults and 1 child on a z-bed (max 12 years)
  • Bedroom 1, sleeps 2 adults in kingsize bed and 1 child on a z-bed (up to 12 years). The z-bed is not suitable for an adult. A travel cot can also be provided for this bedroom on request. This bedroom has a fitted double wardrobe, dressing table and ensuite bathroom with bath and shower over, wc, bidet and washbasin. It also has patio doors that lead to a private balcony with superb pool and sea views. Bedroom 2, sleeps 2 adults/children in single beds. It has patio doors opening on to the main balcony with beautiful pool and sea views. It has fitted double wardrobe with security safe and dressing table. Both bedrooms are fully air-conditioned and are supplied with extra blankets and pillows.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • 5 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Apartment B is located on 1st floor with lift access. There are 2 exterior balconies, one larger for al fresco dining accessible through the sliding patio doors from the lounge, kitchen and bedroom 2. The 2nd balcony is only accessible from bedroom 1. Both balconies overlook the pools and the garden and are set back from the adjoining neighbours to give you privacy when you are sitting outside. To ensure there is no nuisance or inconvenience to other guests, barbeques are not permitted on the balconies. For your reassurance, the apartment is AL certified and approved for holiday rentals with the local council and there is a resident caretaker on site. We have also fitted carbon monoxide alarms/sensors.

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