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Spacious 3 bed apt, Galé, 2 pools, sea views, beach 200m, UK TV, Wi-Fi, A/C

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,078 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights


About the property

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

We have a 3 bedroom holiday apartment available to rent in the relaxing resort of Galé (10 minutes from Albufeira). Fantastic sea views. We can accommodate 6/7 guests in our 3 bedroom apartment. It is 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 apartment is very well furnished and maintained to a high standard. We try and make it feel like "home from home". It is fully air-conditioned (which is serviced annually) and has free Wi-Fi and internet TV for all UK and Portuguese channels. Smoke alarms are fitted throughout the apartment for your safety.

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

The 3 bedroom apartment sleeps 6/7 comfortably. The master bedroom has 2 single beds 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 2 single beds with patio doors leading to the balcony and the third bedroom has 2 single beds with patio doors leading to the balcony. All the bedrooms have views out to the ocean.

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

The apartment has a fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher, fridge/freezer, electric oven, gas hob, microwave, toaster, kettle and washing machine. All cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery are supplied together with tea towels and bin bags. Everything you need for self catering is available.

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

The lounge/diner boasts 3 sofas and dining table, DVD player, internet TV for all UK and Portuguese channels, free Wi-Fi, a selection of games, books and DVD's.

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

Due to the proximity to the sea, the apartment has excellent sea views which are taken advantage of from alfresco dining on the balcony. The 3 bedroom apartment has a large balcony that wraps around the whole of the apartment and has views over the communal gardens, pools and the sea and is furnished with outdoor dining table, parasol and rattan outdoor seating ideal for lounging or reading a book.

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

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 fitted with bath/shower over, basin, WC, bidet. There is also a separate shower room with shower enclosure, WC and basin located in the entrance hallway of the apartment.

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

The apartment is 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 and children's pool. Sun loungers and parasols are available to use free of charge around the pool area. There is no lifeguard.

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 apartment is the well known Apolonia supermarket, the Portuguese version of Waitrose. There is a wide choice of Portuguese foods as well as a good selection of UK products. 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 apartment 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.........

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About Tracey

I am a Training Analyst for a local healthcare organisation and run the Gale Mar Apartments from the UK. 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 of vihno verde or try some cocktails at the local beach bar. Tracey Richards -

Tracey purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Tracey chose Galé

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

Our apartment has excellent views over the swimming pool and out to sea. The views can be seen from the kitchen, lounge, bedrooms and the huge balcony/veranda. The veranda wraps around the whole of the apartment and enables you to get the sun all day long.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderful apartment, well equipped, good location, large swimming pool, close to beach and superb views.
Jul 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Galé in Sesmarias

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3078 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • resort
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , En suite for main bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Sleeps up to 2 adults or 2 children
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot , Z bed for child up to 12 years old
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Sleeps 2 adults or children
  • Bedroom 1 has en suite bathroom with bath/shower over, WC, washbasin, bidet and hairdryer.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • caves
  • 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
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Our 3 bedroom apartment is located on the 1st floor with lift access. There is an exterior balcony accessible from the lounge, kitchen and all the bedrooms. The balcony overlooks the pool and gardens and has lovely sea views. To ensure there is no nuisance or inconvenience to other guests, barbeques are not permitted on the balconies. For your reassurance, smoke alarms are fitted. There is a resident caretaker on site.


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Spacious 3 bed apt, Galé, 2 pools, sea views, beach 200m, UK TV, Wi-Fi, A/C
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Excellent property.

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with this rental. The apartment is very clean, well equipped and is in an excellent location. Lovely pool at the complex, excellent beaches within a short stroll, some very good restaurants nearby. The local supermarket is a 5-10 minute stroll. It is very good and has some excellent wines.

Tracey responded promptly and helpfully to any enquiries. Payment was well organised and acknowledgement was prompt.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review - we really appreciate you taking the time to do this.
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Beautiful, well equipped apartment

  • 5 of 5

Lovely apartment with great sea views from all rooms. Well maintained complex near fantastic beaches

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful well equippped spacious apartment with lovely view of the sea

  • 5 of 5

This is our third year staying in Galé but our first in this apartment. It is a lovely, spacious and well equipped apartment. It is close to the beach and an easy walk to the supermarket and many lovely restaurants. The owner is very helpful and has a left a folder with lots of great information about the local area. As always - we had a great time! Emer

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Emer for your review. Remember us for next year.
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We had a three bed apartment which was absolutely perfect for us

  • 5 of 5

I had booked a short break for three ladies celebrating a special birthday

The apartment was perfect for our needs and we felt at home straightaway. It was immaculate in terms of cleanliness

It had everything we could possibly have needed and wonderful views

We could not have been happier

We could highly recommend this to family or groups as there is plenty of space . It is about 40 mins from faro airport and so even though we were only having a short break it was well worth the trip

Tracey and Geoff were very helpful with the last minute questions etc and could not have made our stay any easier

The guidebook was very informative and well the apartment was very well equipped in the kitchen and dining area and even some books

We have all said that we would love to go back

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave this fantastic review. I am really pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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Very comfortable and a good size for 4 adults and 3 small children. Balcony was fab!

  • 5 of 5

Very good location, quiet but within easy reach of 🌊 Beaches, shops and places to eat. We all loved it.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. We love the beaches in Galé and the restaurants.
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  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for 8 nights with my family, their partners and my 9 month old grandson. Couldn't have picked a nicer apartment - extremely spacious giving each couple privacy if needed! Apartment beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean - loved it!

Gale itself seemed very quiet when we arrived but after a wander we found some excellent restaurants! We hired a car and travelled around and family visited Albufeira and Vilamoura so also in a smashing location!

Would highly recommend to close friends and family - thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review - it is very much appreciated. I am really pleased you found the benefits of staying somewhere like Galé. I agree with you, it is quiet but you can travel to other resorts quite easily and we love the beaches in Galé. Thanks again for taking the time to write a review.
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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.

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Free Wi-Fi and internet TV is available for all your UK television programmes.

We know travelling with extra luggage can be expensive so the apartment is 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 apartment 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, 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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Galé, Algarve

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Band 4
30 Jun 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Band 3
8 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Band 2
29 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Band 1
23 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Easter 2019
6 Apr 2019 - 19 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Band 1
20 Apr 2019 - 10 May 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Band 2
11 May 2019 - 7 Jun 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Band 3
8 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Band 4
29 Jun 2019 - 6 Sep 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Band 3
7 Sep 2019 - 27 Sep 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Band 2
28 Sep 2019 - 1 Nov 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Bookings are from 3.30pm on the day of arrival to 10 am on the day of departure. Rates are subject to change until booking deposit is received.
If the dates you require are not available in our 3 bedroom apartment, please check availability at our other 2 bedroom apartments listed on Homeaway property reference 867621 or email us at

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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