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FANTASTIC VILLA CLOSE TO THE BEACH, A/C PRIV.POOL/SEA VIEWS

Overview

Property

Updated: 03-Nov-2016
Fantastic Villa in Gale, Albufeira, Central Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful Location, 5 Minutes Walk To The Beach

Perfectly situated just 400 metres from the beautiful, popular Gale beach and a 10 min drive to Albufeira down town for a wide choice of bars, shops, restaurants and nightlife. This modern family villa has a light and airy atmosphere and is well equipped. Totally enclosed with a gated entrance and comprises living/dining room, large well equipped kitchen. There are 3 bedrooms with air conditioning. On the ground floor there are 2 twins with their own terrace, one full bathroom and a washroom and on the 1st floor there is the master double bedroom with a further living area and full en-suite bathroom. Access from here to the roof terrace with lovely sea views. In the lawned grounds there is a private, south-facing pool with Roman steps and a poolside shower. A terrace leading out from the sliding doors of the lounge/dining area harbours a barbecue overlooking the pool. The surrounding area is tranquil with similar villas all around.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I´m graduated from the University of Coimbra.

Now,I´m a Portuguese Language and History teacher in "Infante D. Pedro" school in Figueira da Foz (center of Portugal). But, when I was teaching in Albufeira, some years ago, I loved it so much because the weather was always so fine and so many English people there, well, I thought seriously to buy my Villa!!!!... closer that clear sea!!!

And now, when I go there, I feel always very happy!

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Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese

8 Reviews

4.6
based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

5

Great place to relax & soak up the sun!

  • 5 of 5

A lovely villa,very handily placed for the beach,although you would be happy enough lazing around the pool each day.Plenty of places to eat out within walking distance locally,although most days we made use of the on-site barbecue.Taxis were easy to access through the nearby "Fusion Bar" ,whose friendly staff were very helpful in this regard(return taxi to Albufeira for 4 people only €24)

Approiximately ten minute walk to the Apolonia supermarket,who deliver for free if you spend more than €70.For those who still like to send postcards,they can be purchased with the stamps at the supermarket & posted in a small red post box on the wall by the entrance.

One thing I would like to have seen at the villa was an information pack with a map of the local area, location of the supermarket,how to access taxis etc etc,although these & other things we were soon able to find out for ourselves.

Overall a very relaxing holiday;we would certainly recommend this villa to friends & family.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, Phill ! I'm very glad to know that all you have enjoyed your holiday at my Nightingale Villa! So, I'm looking forward to wellcoming you next time, ok? Warmest regards. Luísa.
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5

Great location great villa

  • 5 of 5

Had a weeks stay at the villa 4 adults and 1 child (10 year old) this was our first time renting a villa as we usually go all inclusive in a hotel.

I would never use a hotel again villa was nice pool great and was cleaned the second day we were there we all loved it .

Luisa was great nothing to much trouble great location central to everything we wanted .taxis are cheap used them all the time.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Martin: Thank you very much for your review! I'm very glad to know that you have had a great time at my "Nightingale Villa"!!! So, I'm looking forward to welcoming you back next time! Warmest regards. Luísa.
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5

Lovely villa

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic time at this villa great location near the beach and a very good super market villa was clean and gardens well maintained

Alison

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Alison: Thank you very much for your rewiew! I'm looking forward to wellcoming you next time! Warmest regards. Luísa.
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Disappointing!!

  • 2 of 5

We experienced the following problems during our 2 week holiday:

1. 2nd Floor Terrace - Property is advertised as having 3 useable terraces. We could not use the 2nd floor terrace as it had a padlocked rusted gate and there were 2 nesting seagulls in residence (health & safety issue). This was reported the owner, but no remedial action was taken during our stay.

2. Swimming Pool – It was obvious from the amount of foliage and green algae in the pool and on its steps that it hadn’t been recently cleaned prior to our arrival. This was reported to the owner and someone arrived to clean the pool on the third day of our holiday. The pool was not cleaned again, ie it was cleaned once during our stay (health & safety issue). This was not acceptable to us and was again reported to the owner, but no remedial action was taken with regards to a second clean.

3. Garden – Front garden with pool was fine, but back garden was unusable as it hadn’t been levelled or landscaped (health & safety issue), in fact it had pieces of rubbish lying amongst the foliage!

4. Dishwasher – The handle of the dishwasher was broken/cracked on our arrival and broke off completely on our second day. This was reported to the owner who sent someone to fix the problem. They stuck the handle back on with glue! The handle promptly broke again later the same day. The dishwasher was unusable. We had to wash dishes for the entirety of our holiday.

5. Cot – We had use of a cot, which had been prepaid. One side of the cot was held up with sellotape (health & safety issue). This was reported to the owner, but we did not receive a replacement cot during our stay.

This villa definitely did not meet the quality criteria we would have expected and is in need of attention by the owner and I would not recommend this property to a friend or relative. The owner also needs to address her client’s concerns in a more timely manner - her level of customer service is abysmal.

I would return to this area, just not to this villa, as the location of the property was good - it was close to beaches, restaurants and supermarkets.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I invite all the people interested in my Villa to read other reviews in the site. One of them was written by a customer who was at the Villa after this one!...and everything was FANTASTIC for this last one!!!!.... Perhaps, the other one wasn't well - disposed at the moment to mention positiv subjects.... The pool was cleaned before his arriving but because of the wind it wasn't so cleaned at the moment....this can happen.... About the lock of the dishwasher and here is the real problem: I was at the Villa before the arriving of this customer and I' m sure everything was ok and the maidlady confirm this fact..... Please, read the other reviews!!!............. Thank you.
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5

An excellent Villa in every aspect.

  • 5 of 5

We booked this on the day of arriving due to misfortunes of our intended accommodation. Luisa was fantastic in organising the Villa to be ready within 5 hrs.

The Villa is spacious and has all the home comforts you need. We took great advantage of the pool and terrace area, which was well looked after. We had a certain need as this was part of my sons rehabilitation following major surgery, and it certainly helped. Many thanks Luisa for allowing us to share your Villa and for helping so much at short notice Ian & Gaynor

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Ian and Gaynor: Thank you so much for this review and I am so glad you have had a great time in my "Knightingale Villa"! I' m looking forward to welcoming you next time! With all best wishes, Luísa.
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5

Superb family villa

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday at this villa this July with our 3 teenage children; the villa was easy to find and we were met at the door on arrival. The villa was spotless, spacious and well resourced, as advertised. We appreciated the well tended garden, secluded pool and house keeping during our stay and we had everything we needed for inside or outside dining on the shaded BBQ patio area. The villa is a 10 minute walk to the beautiful Gale beaches and coves, with their bars and restaurants, and the local supermarkets are only a 10 minute walk away too. We hired a car to visit the stunning coves to the west of Gale and the busier holiday areas to the east. We will definitely return!! A big thank you to Luisa, our host, who made the initial booking very easy. Thanks for the great holiday Luisa.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Joanne: Many thanks for letting me know that you had a great holiday and enjoyed my "Knightingale Villa"! I' m looking forward to wellcoming you back next times! Thank you. Luísa.
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Location

From the Owner

I bought my Villa in this location - because it´s the best one : everything in a walk distance, we can go on foot to the beach and we have everything nearby : pastries, hipermarkets (Apolónia....), bar (Planet Fusion), Golf (Salgados)... And it´s so quite... we can really relax!....

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

Only a 5 min walk to the local, much sought after Gale beach.

Travel:

45km from the nearest airport of Faro. Nearest train station at Ferreiras 7km.

Nearest motor way A22 6km. Car hire is recommended.

Distances:

10 mins drive from Albufeira center. Nearest restaurant at Praia da Gale 500m. Nearest bar pub - Fusion 100m.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
December
1 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£578
for 7 nights
£578
 
 
Rate 1
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
1 night minimum stay
£83
for 1 night
£578
 
 
Rate 2
1 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£628
for 7 nights
£628
 
 
Rate 3
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
1 night minimum stay
£93
for 1 night
£653
 
 
Rate 4
27 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
£138
for 1 night
£963
 
 
Rate 5
17 Jun 2017 - 12 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,047
for 7 nights
£1,047
 
 
Rate 6
13 Jul 2017 - 25 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,323
for 7 nights
£1,323
 
 
Rate 7
26 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,825
for 7 nights
£1,825
 
 
Rate 8
1 Sep 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,072
for 7 nights
£1,072
 
 
Jan.- March
17 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£745
for 7 nights
£745
 
 
April
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£569
for 7 nights
£569
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A non-refundable 25% deposit of the total is required to secure a booking. The balance must then be paid 12 weeks prior to arrival along with a 350 £ of a refundable damage deposit which will be returned to you within 2 weeks of your return home. Late bookings, full payment is required. Payment accepted by direct bank transfer or check, according to the owner.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible, depending on other bookings. Arrivals after 3pm and departures before 10am please to allow time for cleaning the villa for next arrivals.
If you arrive beforethat time, please contact the owner to confirm if it' s possible or not to get the keys, but you must pay 65€ for that.
Thank you.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in Uk pounds or in euros, according with the owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The most important is the space you can enjoy in the Villa and also its peaceful location.

Property Type

  • villa

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Location Type

  • beach

Attractions

  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Full bathroom with bath/shower over, wash basin, bidet, wc on ground floor. Separate washroom with wash basin and wc on ground floor. Full En-suite bathroom with bath/shower over, wash basin, bidet, wc on 1st floor.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms ) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with twin beds on ground floor. Bedroom 2 with twin beds on ground floor. Bedroom 3 with double bed on 1st floor. Air conditioning in all the bedrooms.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Each bedroom has patio doors leading on to one of several terraces. Air conditioning in all the bedrooms. The fine supermarket "Apolónia", famous coffee shops, restaurants and bars are only a few minutes away walking. Outside: Lawned garden with private 8 x 4m pool. 6 sun loungers. Balcony and terrace with outdoor barbecue charcoal grill overlooking pool and garden. Outside table and chairs. Lots of parking just outside the villas quiet street. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron and board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are provided and included in the price. Please bring your own beach towels. Linen and towels changed once a week. Other: There is a 2nd living area at the top of the stairs leading to the only bedroom (double bedroom) on the 1st floor.

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