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Luxury Apartment With Pool, Air-Conditioning, Uk TV & Wifi Fantastic Location

Overview

Property

Updated: 22-May-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Beautiful 2 Bed Modern Apartment in Fantastic Exclusive Location

This is a complex of only 11 apartments, located in Gale – central Algarve. Comprising of three blocks each having two floors. Our apartment is ground floor with a fantastic view of the pool.

The grounds are beautifully landscaped around a large private pool, with plenty of parking as well as secure underground parking also being available.

The complex is secured by electric access gates with videophone entry.

The advantage of such a small private complex is privacy and no overcrowding (you will often have the pool to yourselves)

The front door is approached by a small staircase.

All guests are met & shown around apartment in a meet & greet.

Arrivals are from 4pm & departure by 10am (Check outs are flexible depending on bookings after please ask at meet & greet if later check out is possible should you require. Lots of room to store luggage in secure garage or complex luggage / shower room if required )

There is a Portugese Restaurant facing the complex (A Grelha Do Ti-Manel) http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g189112-d2267201-Reviews-A_Grelha_Do_Ti_Manel-Albufeira_Faro_District_Algarve.html

& a fantastic Indian restaurant Mr Singh also opposite.

The fantastic Sandy beach is less than 10 minutes walk away- with Local supermarket Apolonia also just 10 minutes walk away.

Children friendly bar (Bar Fusion) just 5 minutes walk away with games to keep the children entertained.

Nintendo Wii also in apartment with circa 20 games to keep kids (& Dads) entertained.

Unlimited cable wifi with 15mb download speed provided.

Internet TV with all uk channels.

DVD player with lots of DVD's provided.

Lots of local award winning restaurants within walking distance including fantastic ones on the beach where you can eat while watching the sunset.

We are also close to Salgados golf course. This apartment is strictly no smoking inside and for your safety is fitted with two smoke alarms and a carbon monoxide sensors / alarm, fire extinguisher and fire blanket.

The large heated pool is surrounded by well kept grounds & as all of the Apartments are privately owned it is always quiet in fact most of the time you will have pool area to yourself.

There is air conditioning in both bedrooms & lounge area which also provides the heating out of season if required.

For long term discounted stays (over one month) out of season guest would be required to pay for electricity used.

I also offer £50 per week discounts for returning guests.

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There are 6 private sun loungers with cushions as well as a table & chairs for the balcony.

There are also numerous inflatables in the garage for the kids to use in the pool.

More Details

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Howard Kendall
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2017

About Howard Kendall

We have been coming to this area for 10 years since we discovered it and fell in love with it.

We are now lucky enough to own this fantastic apartment from Sept 2015 that will become our retirement home in the future.

Howard Kendall purchased this apartment in 2015

Why Howard Kendall chose Albufeira

The Apartment is very modern with everything that you will need for a perfect holiday.

I have equipped this Apartment as a home from home rather than a Holiday Apartment as this is what it is to me so it is far better equipped than your standard holiday apartments.

Kitchen has washing machine, dishwasher, microwave as well as all usual items toaster kettle fridge freezer etc.

The pool is large & as the complex is small & all apartments are privately owned you will often be the only people there it is never busy.

There is a BBQ built into the balcony overlooking the pool.

The two couches in the lounge are also pull out double beds if required.

What makes this apartment unique

Superbly managed small complex meaning peace & quiet guaranteed with fantastic views of the pool & gardens from the balcony.

Close to the beach & easy reach of Albufeira yet total tranquility.

10 minutes from the fabulous Zoomarine where you can watch the shows or swim with dolphins.

Nintendo Wii with circa 20 games to keep kids (& Dads entertained)

11 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

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Long term good provision.

  • 4 of 5

The property was in an excellent position for visiting all our favourite places in the Algarve. The flat was well equipped, beautifully clean and provided plenty of room for the two of us during a long stay. The owner was always responsible and available.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great Apartment and Location

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time in this apartment. Well stocked with household utensils and appliances, just like being at home. The WIFI access was a must for me and worked well throughout my stay . The heated pool was a bonus.

Gale is a brilliant place to holiday especially if you are linguistically challenged like myself as most shops and restaurants staff spoke very good English. Location wise was ideal for Zoomarine and Slide and Splash.

A few good restaurants within walking distance and reasonable priced. Fantastic cakes can be found at the first roundabout which we only discovered on the day we were due to return home.

I would definitely book again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely comments I hope to welcome you again soon.
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5

Well-appointed lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

We spent seven days here. The weather was glorious and the apartment lived up to expectations and then some. It was beautifully presented, clean and well-equipped. The heated pool, lovely grounds and verandah with barbecue were a delight. The area is great to explore with cliff paths, small coves and interesting rock formations - a photographer's dream. We had two games of golf - one at Salgados only 10 minutes away and Santo Antonio towards Lagos. Very different but lovely and very enjoyable despite the scores. A thoroughly good time was had by both of us and we would love to return in the future and bring family or friends. Thank you Howard.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely comments as per the advert I've tried to make it a home from home rather than a holiday apartment. I look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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5

One of a small, smart development of apartments in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

The luxury apartment is really well presented and equipped and it was a joy to sit on the balcony overlooking the heated pool which we thoroughly enjoyed using. We appreciated the use of the TV with its many channels and made relaxing in the evening perfect (with a bottle of the local wine). The location is perfect, being near to the beach and an excellent supermarket. Security is good with plenty of parking too. My daughter and I had a wonderful holiday and we look forward to returning next year and thank you Howard for our stay. We would definitely recommend this listing to friends and family.

Patricia Wheel

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely comments & I look forward to welcoming you back again next year.
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5

Beautiful apartment very well maintained gardens and pool.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was perfect to meet our family's needs there was everything we needed and it was lovely and clean. The gardens and pool were fab the children loved the pool and it was great that it was right beside us. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely want to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you had a great time I hope to welcome you back again soon.
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The apartment was beautiful. It was very clean.

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is situated in a great area(guia). We had our car and found out that the aquapark like 'aqualand' and zoo marine where just a short drive away.

At the apartment we found helpful information provided about restaurants and places of interest.

There are also two restaurants opposite that are great and come in handy after a long day out.

There are also supermarkets close by.

The pool was great my kids really enjoyed themselves and the area around the pool was kept very clean.

This was our first time booking via this website. All in all a great experience .

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

The Apartment is very modern with everything that you will need for a perfect holiday. I have equipped this Apartment as a home from home rather than a Holiday Apartment as this is what it is to me so it is far better equipped than your standard holiday apartments. Kitchen has washing machine, dishwasher, microwave as well as all usual items toaster kettle fridge freezer etc. The pool is large & as the complex is small & all apartments are privately owned you will often be the only people there it is never busy. There is a BBQ built into the balcony overlooking the pool. The two couches in the lounge are also pull out double beds if required.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 30 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Across road at 0.1 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Salgados at 3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Opposite at 0.1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Gale at 1 Kilometres Car: not necessary

Location & Attractions

Galé Gardens is situated on the beautiful Algarve coastline. The area of Galé is a 10-minute drive west of Albufeira and approximately 30 minutes drive from Faro airport.

Once here, you are just a 5-10 minute walk (or 1-minute drive) to a choice of well-equipped golden beaches such as Galé, Castelo and Lorenços. They are gorgeous, friendly and safe, and offer miles of soft sand, rugged coves and excellent restaurants.

Food & Drink – Walking

The apartment is within walking distance of some superb local restaurants. Directly opposite the apartment is the Ti-Manel restaurant & grill, to which people travel from miles around to enjoy its fresh seafood.

A couple of hundred yards right from the apartment there’s a great Pastaleria, and it’s just 10 minutes walk to Galé Beach and three more super restaurants (Pedras, O’ Galeo and Praia de Galé). All serve a varied menu with great fresh fish of the day, meats, snacks, salads and drinks. All are very reasonably priced and open throughout the day and evening to provide for any palate.

Turning left out of the apartment entrance, and it’s a 5-10 minutes walk down the road to a further choice of venues. There’s a lovely café snack-style place Almeixar, partnered with and adjacent to the always excellent São Domingos. The Boca Doce (meaning sweet tooth) cafe is great for snacks and sweets, and just past this the fantastic Girassol (sunflower) restaurant and grill, where the chicken and prawn kebabs are legendary! Past this is the Arcadian ‘Beer Garden’, a super-friendly spot to enjoy a drink sitting outside and offering great bar food and snacks. In between, there are cocktail bars and sports bars and another great new Pastaleria for 2017.

You’re also within two minute’s drive of the smart new Apolonia supermarket (like a UK Waitrose) and a good-sized Oceana supermarket is just 5- minute’s drive in the other direction. Both local supermarkets can provide for all your essentials and luxuries, with great patisserie, bakery, deli and fresh meat & fish counters.

Food & Drink – By Car

Just a few minutes by car adds a further selection of great local eateries. There’s the Port o Sol, O Amigos, Jompras, the Ponté Grande, Margem Sul, Olivieras, Prima Pasta and many others.

It’s a ten minutes drive to Algoz and the Restaurante O’ Joao, where basically every dish is fabulous and very reasonably priced. A favourite of the locals (always a good sign!) and friendly and welcoming to tourists.

Try the Portuguese steak, ribs, chicken piri or steak on the stone, or any fish – you just cannot go wrong here. A short drive gives you such a variety of superb places to eat and drink, we simply couldn’t list them all.

The next small town of Guia is famous for its food, boasting more than thirty-five different restaurants and eateries. Guia is also the official home of Chicken Piri-Piri, so you won’t find a finer selection of this dish anywhere in the Algarve. On almost every main road in Guia you’ll find a place to eat & drink – each offering friendly Portuguese hospitality, super food and great value for money.

Albufeira is around 15 minutes by car and is the bustling, more lively resort that has earned the title of unofficial tourist capital of the Algarve. In the wonderful Old Town (totally remodelled in 2010), you’ll find just about anything you want. There are cobbled streets branching from a main pedestrianised square surrounded by shops, restaurants & bars galore (with live music in several bars). It’s a great place to eat, drink and be merry whilst soaking up the sun and atmosphere in the daytime or evening. There’s also a beautiful new Marina and a long, sandy beach.

About a 20-30 minute drive away, at the northern end of Albufeira, is The Strip. This is home to the more vibrant (tacky!) and colourful ‘touristy’ night-life, complete with lots of plinking neon, street touts, loud music, jostling music bars and a generally younger scene that kicks off later in the evening. Please note, our apartment is not a good location if this is your type of thing and getting back from The Strip after midnight can be very difficult and expensive.

Things to do nearby

Between 5 and 30 minutes drive, there’s something for everyone. In addition to truly superb beaches, you can also spend a day at Zoo Marine, play Salgados Golf Course and visit the area’s largest Aqua Park. Locally there is the impressive Algarve Shopping Centre, where there are more than 100 shops and food outlets of all types, a HyperMarket, Nike Factory Store, English-Speaking Cinema and Ten Pin Bowling.

There’s Silves, Guia, Algoz and of course Sir Cliff’s vineyard all within an easy drive and splendid scenery everywhere you look. Add the Live Music, Bars and Restaurants galore in the gorgeous Old Town and a whole host of fantastic beaches with restaurants and bars, you have something for everyone

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Mid season
6 Mar 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
£500
for 5 nights
From
£100
£500
£1,350
 
 
Low Season
4 Sep 2017 - 25 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
£275
for 5 nights
From
£50
From
£75
Fri,Sat,Sun
£500
£750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£650
for 5 nights
From
£125
From
£150
Fri,Sat,Sun
£750
£2,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

This property is to be our retirement home so it is kept in excellent condition please treat with respect.

For any long term out of season discounted stays guests would be required to pay for electricity usage (stays over one month)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Superbly managed small complex meaning peace & quiet guaranteed with fantastic views of the pool & gardens from the balcony. Close to the beach & easy reach of Albufeira yet total tranquility. 10 minutes from the fabulous Zoomarine where you can watch the shows or swim with dolphins. Nintendo Wii with circa 20 games to keep kids (& Dads entertained)

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Car Available

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • town
  • village

Attractions

  • bay
  • caves
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet, Modern Bathroom with contemporary fittings.
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Small shower room with sink & toilet.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, Fitted wardrobes, air conditioning & dressing table.
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Fitted wardrobes, air conditioning & dressing table.

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome

Notes:

  • This truly is the ultimate in relaxation holiday yet so close to the beach & Albufeira. The local restaurants are fantastic with award winning food on your doorstep. Own Car available at extra cost of £50 per week if required (VW Polo) This is insured 3rd Party only so you would be liable for any damage incurred. Fuel to be left full after use.

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