Villa Seeodoro in Vale De Parra, Gale, Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal - Set In A Quiet Street But Only A Short Walk To Local Bars, Shops And Restaurants
NEW FOR 2015
Fully Air Conditioned cost for this is included in the price'
Wi-Fi internet available in the villa at a small extra charge.
Need a big villa? Stop this is it . This luxury villa has been subject to total rebuild a couple of years ago and benefits from very flexible accommodation for up to 13 guests. The villa sits behind it's own private gates offering privacy and space to the guests. There are large terraces upstairs and outside and has an unusual feature on Bananas growing in an indoor atrium. The large lounge has plenty of seating and a nice bar in it and has patio doors leading out to the rear garden which has a great sized pool. In the garden there is plenty of space to play and has a BBQ ready for those long hot summer evenings. The villa has on-suite bathrooms downstairs and a family bathroom upstairs. There are a few local bars and shops just a few minutes walk away. This villa is the ideal base for a 2 or 3 family holiday. Less than 13 of you then ask for a discount. Our local agent is always on hand to arrange trips out or sort out any problems you may have. See our website for more information.
Top Traveller Review
About the Owner
About Steve Farman
Steve sand Sue Farman of Villa Fatima welcome you to our Owners Direct ad. Due to letting our another villa very successfully for the last 7 years I have now taken on more villas for letting on behalf of the owners in this very specific area a Portugal located in the area in and around Vale Parra, which includes, Guia, Gale, Sesmarias and west Albuferia (from the Marina) I am limiting myself to this beautiful area as I know it so well, therefore I can offer a personal service to my guests as I have seen or vetted all the properties myself.
Why Steve Farman chose Albufeira
Location, location, location and the front room, garden, pool and the local resturants, everything in fact.
What makes this villa unique
The slow peaceful pace of life in Portugal is what makes these holiday breaks so special.
The friendliness of the local’s residents is something that you will remember long after you get back home.
My aim is to make your holiday so good you will want to come back again to stay in either this villa or another one that I arrange the letting on.
Some groups are on the 4th or 5th visit to us for there holidays this year, so come and see why.
(4 traveller reviews)
My young family and I were delighted with the location and facilities of Villa Seeodoro. The property was very clean, the bedding well-laundered and the rooms aired. A highlight for our children was to buy meat from the local village supermarket to then watch their Dad cook it on the barbecue by the lovely pool! The grounds were as neat and well-kept as the villa interior and we were pleased to be able to reach the beautiful beaches easily at Praia da Gale. A big thumbs up all round!
We were up at the crack of dawn to complete long cycles every morning before returning around midday to chill by the pool in the heat of the day. Of an evening, we alternated eating out with eating in and Seeodoro suited all of our requirements superbly. Stunning property, ideal location.
Villa Seeodoro has been our holiday destination of choice for three consecutive years and we never tire of either the villa or the area. My wife and I enjoy the village atmosphere and the way the fact that everyone is so friendly, always ready with an “Olá” and a smile. This year, we celebrated our Golden Wedding Anniversary with our 3 children and 4 grandchildren, and the villa had plenty of room for all. Our grandchildren, once they got out of the pool, were fascinated to see a banana tree growing in the house (atrium) and we took them to Zoomarine for a day, which amused all age groups. We have been holidaying in Portugal for most of our married life and have never found such a comfortable, spacious and delightful villa as Seeodoro; as they say, it “ticks a lot of boxes” for us and we feel very special every time we stay. My wife and I sincerely hope we will be celebrating our Diamond anniversary here.
SEEODORO: Seeodoroing is believing!
We stayed at this property during the Summer of 2013. We were a large family group with children (and their friends) aged 15-23 in our party. It was as advertised and we rate the experience very positively.
Arrangements were made with the owner who is based in Britain. He was friendly, helpful and flexible. The booking was fast, easy and hassle-free.
It was a magnificent villa; clean, modern and large but not at the expense of a cosy feel. It is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac but local amenities are no more than a 20 minute walk. For example, a small supermarket and off license are less than 200 meters away.
There are also 3-4 pretty good and reasonably priced restaurants within 400 meters but it is advised to book tables for large groups. The pick of the bunch was Domingo but all of the restaurants we tried were good. There is a fabulous cake/coffee shop run by a nice man named Norbert for those with a sweet tooth. Try the lemon drizzle cake!
A bit further up the road is a much larger supermarket (similar to Waitrose). Taxis are available for the return trip (heavy bags) and this costs about 5-8 Euros.
We did not have a car for our stay so access was important to us, but we found the taxi service to be most satisfactory. The villa manager offered to book us rental cars if needed.
The old town/ Albufeira strip is accessible via taxi- about 15 Euros. We would highly recommend booking taxis through the villa manager. We had the same driver for the week and he was friendly, humorous and very informative. He even presented us with a bottle of Port at the end of our stay. Ask for Vasco!
We also booked Vasco to take us to Zoo Marine- the local animal/water park. This was better suited to younger children but we still had fun! Be sure to see the dolphin show and the 4-D cinema there!
Gale Beach (which is magnificent) is about a 20 minute walk.
The occupants of the neighbouring villas were friendly and helpful.
The pool was clean and well maintained.
Local support/villa management was punctual and helpful without being oppressive. Transport was booked for us from Faro airport (about 35 minutes away).
The only drawback was the persistent Algarve mosquitoes which made al-fresco dining difficult after sundown, even with a generous supply of citronella candles burning.
We would choose to stay here again.
From the Owner
“Location, location, location and the front room, garden, pool and the local resturants, everything in fact.”
Activity and Interests
Sao Rafael Beach 2 mile, Gale Beach 1.5 miles.
The best beach in the Algarve is just down the road, Gale beach has mile after mile of golden sand with water sports for hire in the peak season. Faro Airport is about a 35 minutes away.
Faro Airport is the nearest, 35 miles. Lisbon is about 100 miles away. Albufeira Town 4 miles.
The local area benefits from a local supermarket and 3 restaurants and a couple of bars within a 5 minute walk of the villa with a further 4 restaurants within a 15 minute walk.
Many restaurants in the local area and many activities bookable including, boat trips, jeep safari's, horse riding, jet ski, bike hire, sea fishing, golf etc.
- Booking Notes:
Prices shown are for a occupancy of 13, discounts for 8 guests or less maybe available on these prices for non peak weeks. Bookings must be made on our booking forms obtainable by emailing me via links lower down the page. 10% deposit for following year + 20% more in January, or 30% deposit at time of booking in year of departure. Final balance 6 weeks before departure. £250 refundable security deposit payable with final balance. Deposit refunds are as per terms and conditions.
Peak season Saturday to Saturday is the norm but we can be fexable sometimes.
Off season by arrangement.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.
Prices are plus a £200 returnable security deposit.
From the Owner
“The slow peaceful pace of life in Portugal is what makes these holiday breaks so special. The friendliness of the local’s residents is something that you will remember long after you get back home. My aim is to make your holiday so good you will want to come back again to stay in either this villa or another one that I arrange the letting on. Some groups are on the 4th or 5th visit to us for there holidays this year, so come and see why.”
- Air Conditioning
- Ceiling Fans
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
- Child's Highchair
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
- near the sea
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
- All bathroom have recenttly been refitted, family bathroom upstairs plus 2 on-suites downstairs plus ground floor bathroom.
- 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Bedroom 5
- Bedroom 6
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12/13 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 2 doubles upstairs sharing family bathroom bathroom 2 twins with on-suite bathrooms, triple with on-suite bathroom, bunk bedroom + cot if required
- Golf ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: The villa has a weekly maid service, extra visits can be arranged if required at extra cost. Our local agent sees to all your needs that can include trips out, airport transfers, taxis, golf bookings and any emergency's that should crop up. Outside: The lovely rear garden is very private and has a private swimming pool and BBQ area with plenty of room to soak up the sun. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: A weekly Maid service included in price, extra visits by arrangement, please ask for a qoute. All linen provided other than Beach Towels. Other: Very unusual indoor atrium housing a Banana Tree with a glass roof set into the upper balcony.