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

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


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

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

We have 2 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. 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 2 bedroom apartments have been refurbished and maintained to a high standard. They are fully air-conditioned (which is serviced annually) and now have free Wi-Fi and internet TV for all UK channels. 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 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.

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, both 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.

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. 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. A, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 2 Bathrooms

Apt. A boasts a stylish/comfortable interior with superb sea views from it's 2 balconies. Sleeps 4/5 guests. Bedroom 1 (sleeps up to 3) with en-suite bathroom. It has patio doors leading to a small private balcony. Bedroom 2 (sleeps 2) and has patio doors leading to the main balcony. Both bedrooms have built in wardrobes and are fully air-conditioned for your comfort. The balconies both have uniterrupted views over the communal pools/gardens and sea. Lounge/Dining room with satelite TV, DVD player, stereo, Wi-Fi, sofas and highchair and dining table. Kitchen fully fitted with dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer, electric oven, 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, w/c and washbasin. The apartment is strictly non-smoking. It is AL certified and approved with the local council
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Tracey or Geoff (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks English, We can reply by email in any language.

About Tracey or Geoff

I am a Recruitment Consultant for a local 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. 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 6 holidaymaker reviews

Galé Mar - Apt. A
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Cambridgeshire UK

Perfect - Large Well Equipped Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We spent a fantastic 2 weeks in this excellent apartment. Everything was as listed and met or exceeded expectation in respect of comfort and specification. The underground parking was a real bonus given that we drove down. The swimming pool and communal areas are great (and new/extra sunbeds were delivered during our first week!). Gale is our favourite resort and as usual did not disappoint; everything you need for a relaxing holiday is available on your doorstep whilst there is plenty to do an see in the surrounding area. Communication with Tracey was first class and could not have been made any easier. The level of information provided both before the holiday and whilst in the apartment could not be better. Our safety deposit cheque even got home before we did (it probably had a smoother journey than we did between Santander and Portsmouth!!). We would recommend this apartment without hesitation and hope to return in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much to taking the time to post your lovely review, it really is appreciated. Pleased to know everything was up to your expectations and you enjoyed your holiday and had a relaxing time. As you say, the underground parking is an added bonus during the hotter months of July and August. Hope to welcome you back at some time in the future, Kind regards, Tracey
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Large immaculate apartment with beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

Very spacious, extremely clean and well maintained decor, beautiful surroundings and pool (few more loungers would help) Lovely sea and pool views from the balcony and everything we could possibly need within the apartment. Local beaches very picturesque with lots of small coves and within 5 minutes walking distance. Restaurants and cafes very good and again walking distance. Local supermarket very close and larger ones easily accessible by car. We have visited Portugal many times and usually stay towards the Atlantic coast and was pleasantly surprised by the lack of commercialism around this relatively unspoilt area despite being just a few miles from Albuferia, we had a lovely stay here and would definitely recommend and visit again. Great communication with the owners.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post your kind review, it really is very much appreciated. As you mention, Gale is very close to Albufeira but is entirely different, more relaxed and peaceful. The sunloungers are scheduled to be replaced, will ask if more can be provided during the busier July/ August period. Again, thank you for your feedback, kind regards, Tracey
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Perfect apartment for a perfect Portuguese holiday

  • 5 of 5

We booked this apartment on the basis of its proximity to one of our favourite Algarve beaches at Sao Lourenco and we are delighted that we did. The apartment is fabulous! For a family of 4, it is wonderfully spacious, extremely comfortable, clean and obviously well maintained. The main balcony is a great size and a lovely place to catch the early evening sun and enjoy the view out to sea. The nearest restaurant, at Sao Lourenco, is a very short walk away and is a beautiful spot to enjoy a chilled jug of sangria after a lazy day on the beach. This stretch of the Algarve has numerous pretty little coves and I really look forward to having another opportunity to enjoy them and to stay at Gale-mar.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lois for taking the time to post your review and kind comments. It was nice to hear everything lived up to your expectations and you had a lovely holiday. We agree, Sao Lourenco is a beautiful beach, one of the prettiest on the Algarve. If we could welcome you back at some future date,that would be great, kind regards, Tracey
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Lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is in a great location with lovely views of the beach. The location is very quiet and only a short walk to the beach and local shop. Albufeira is only a short drive away. The apartment is very modern and very clean. It has everything you need for a self catering apartment. We are already looking at staying again. Thank you Tracey and Geoff for a lovely apartment.

Joanne and Steve

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Joanne and Steve for your very kind review, would love to welcome you back at some future date, kind regards, Tracey
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Absolutely perfect.

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't find anything we would change about this accommodation or its location. Had a wonderful 10 day holiday. Short drive from Faro airport. We always hire a car just so we can get to explore the area. We fitted in a lot, Zoomarine, Slide & Splash, Caves & dolphin watching, Fiesa sand sculpture. The beaches are some of the best we have ever been to. Spoilt for choice, the larger more open beaches at Gale & Salgados or the many cove beaches including Sao Lourenco & Castelo. We loved the beach restaurants for our evening meals, Restaurante O Galeau just being preferred to Restaurante Praia de Gale & Pic-Nic (Praia Castelo) We selected the fish on each occasion & were never disappointed with the food, the waiting staff need some cajoling but when you are on holiday it doesn't matter too much. Having a 3 year old we were able to go the first week of September, so was really very quiet. The apartment has all mod cons, is very clean & spacious with a large balcony for eating breakfast/lunch or a quiet reading of a book. Thanks for a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David for posting your kind review, September is a lovely time to visit ,so pleased to hear you all had a lovely holiday and also enjoyed the facilities in the area. Again, thank you so much for taking the time to post your comments, Tracey
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Beautiful, well equiped apartment.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in apartment 8, next door, last year and apartment 6 is equally impressive. It is as described, great location near to the local beaches,restaurants, supermarkets and other facilities such as on the bus and taxi route. The property was immaculate and very well equioped with everything you need when self catering. I would recommend this property, the owner provided an excellent customer service once again and we will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Wendy for staying with us again and taking the time to post your kind review, love to welcome you back next year, kind regards 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 the apartments.

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.

Booking either apartment is straight forward - after emailing us to check availability and receive a quote, we will send you a booking form and our terms of business, you complete the booking form and return it to us with a 25% deposit, 6 weeks before your arrival, the final balance is due. Simple.......

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 Gale, Albufeira

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Band 2
2 Apr 2016 - 27 May 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Band 4
28 May 2016 - 1 Jul 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Band 5
2 Jul 2016 - 2 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Band 4
3 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Band 3
1 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Band 2
29 Oct 2016 - 11 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

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 B or email us at galemar-bookings@hotmail.co.uk

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Accommodation and facilities for Galé Mar - Apt. Ain Albufeira in Algarve

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 125 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Lift
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • 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
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal 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 A 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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