Villa in Alvor/Mexilhoeira Grande, Western Algarve,Portugal.Peaceful Location In Exclusive Residential Area
This luxurious villa sits in manicured lawns and secluded mature gardens. Furnished to the highest standard of quality and taste, Villa Galo provides a unique experience: the guests enjoy contemporary comfort whilst in a most refined setting of original sophisticated details, like fresco paintings on the walls and antique furniture.
In the select residential area "Serra e Mar", between the Monchique mountains (a 20 min drive away) and the sea (Alvor beaches 10 min and Rocha a 15 min drive), it is the perfect place for a restful holiday. South facing terraces have very comfortable outdoor loungers. The garden has a spacious BBQ for al fresco meals.
Ample parking for 3 cars. Free Wi-Fi. Villa Galo is on the ground floor and consists of an entrance hall, a large living/dining room, spacious kitchen (fully equipped), and 3 bedrooms with distinctive features and superb en-suite facilities. The outdoor spaces are ample, comfortable and inviting.The use of color, soft furnishings, locally crafted floor, rugs and textiles, mixed with a romantic renaissance style of furniture and details, make this a truly special place to stay.
The property is fully licensed, having an updated Accommodation Licence 20/2014 by the Portimão Municipal Government.
Top Traveller Review
Great holiday house
About the Owner
WE( the owners) do the reservations for our home.
We have decorated Villa Galo to reflect our personal taste - a mix of Mediterranean and Belgian styles, creating appealing outdoor areas. We spend much time here, with sliding glass doors always open, enjoying the afternoon breeze.
We hope you will enjoy our home too!
Catherine and Xavier Peers
Guestbook comments from the owner
The villa is located in a development about 4 miles outside Alvor. It benefits from having a very large garden and a beautiful pool.The accommodation is of a very high standard and has air conditioning throughout.It has superb furnishings and facilities both inside and outside. You do need a car to get about as shops and restaurants are not within walking distance.But that is a small price to pay for such a luxurious villa. The maid, Cecilia, works really hard to look after guests and the garden is kept tip top by Orlando. many thanks for the help with the booking, Isabel. We are already planning to come back.
5 based on 3 holidaymaker reviews
Great holiday house
Beautiful property, bigger than it looks in the photographs. Good location for exploring the Algarve and great pool for days staying at the villa. Only disappointment was we were too late for the fresh oranges!
Casa Galo will not disappoint you
We rented Casa Galo for a second year, having loved it so much when we stayed in 2015. This year we stayed as a family for 3 weeks. The new house Manager (Anabela) was there to greet us, although we didn't need any explanations as we had stayed before. The new House Maid is lovely, her name is Sonia. Sonia looked after us so well. She was so particular in her attention to detail and made everything feel fresh and clean. The garden looked stunning, Orlando is the regular Gardener for the owners and kept us supplied with fresh Oranges, Lemons and Pomelo's.
Our grandchildren really enjoyed the beautiful swimming pool. We all did actually. Casa Galo is a perfect place for a holiday in the Algarve, it is far enough away from the busy towns, but near enough to get to so many places.
Thanks to Xavier and Cathy the owners. And a huge thank you to Sonia for looking after us so well.
Perfect Location For A Great Family Holiday
We were wanting a Villa in close proximity to Alvor Beach. Casa Galo is just a 10 minute drive to Alvor and a similar distance to Portimao. It is situated in a small and exclusive area, just a short distance off of the main road that runs from east to west on the Algarve. Not so very far from the famous Penina Hotel and Golf Course. The drive from Faro Airport to the Villa is about 45 minutes. We had a hire car and any family staying here would need to factor that into their budget.
There are a couple of local restaurants nearby and a Vineyard. The Villa, is the owners home during part of the year and as such, it is furnished in a very comfortable way. It feels like home! The Swimming Pool is a wonderful addition to the property and is fenced; this making it safer if you have small children (as we have) or indeed a Dog. It is Air Conditioned, which is needed in the summer months. There is plenty of outside space for an escape from the family, if you need some peace and quiet. There are electrically operated sun blinds that cover the terraces, for shade. The entrance to the property is secured by an electric gate.
We are going back again this year for 3 weeks in July (2016) We would recommend this Villa to anyone needing a lovely place to stay with or without a family.
Xavier Piers (the owner) is a gentleman and is quite approachable and honest.
We will probably make this Villa one of our annual holidays with our daughter and her children, for many years to come.
The maid comes three times a week and she is very nice (have a phrase book with you) The Gardener is also a nice person and keeps a good supply of fresh Oranges going, along with beautifully maintained gardens!
To conclude: Fabulous area to have a lovely holiday in a super setting, with everything that Casa Galo offers both internally and in it's extensive grounds of about 1 acre.
From the Owner
“We arrived in Portugal on 1st may 1986 and fill us very well in this country. We purchase the ground in 1986, build the house in 1987/1988 as a second residence. Since, we still feel in love with this country and his people.”
Activity and Interests
Closest beaches are at Alvor, less than 10km, Meia Praia 12km, Praia da Rocha 15km.
Faro +/70 km; Lisbon +/- 300km; Sevilla (Spain) +/- 300 km
To nearest city, Portimão, just 15min drive - major shopping centres (dsame distance).
Maid service, 3 times in the morning: Monday,Wendsday and Saturday,
Pool and garden service throughout the week.
This property is fully licensed - Accommodation Licence 1498/88 approved in 23/07/2013 by the Portimão Town Hall.
Turn over never on Sunday
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7 night minimum stay
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A non-refundable deposit is required to confirm the booking. Balance payment due 6 weeks before arrival. Full payment required if reservations is made within the six weeks before arrival. A breakage deposit of €250,00 is required on day of arrival, to pay with the balance and to be returned less any damage, repair, breakage or additional costs, if incurred within 3 days.
Flexible, on request: arrival every Weekday between 4pm and 20,00pm; Departure - never on Sunday - before 10am.
Notes on prices:
Please inquire directly about availability and prices.
All inquiries in all languages answered.
Special rates for longer stays.Prices are per week, in Euros, for use of the villa as described.
Extra 1)cost to heat the swimming pool: €250,00. However, in the summer months, the pool heating should not be necessary. 2) if Air Con-ditioning is required : €100,00 per week
For further details please contact: email@example.com
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Air Conditioning
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Pantry Items
- Child's Highchair
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable
Pool / Spa
- Heated Pool
- Private Pool
- children welcome
- pets considered
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- near the sea
- recreation centre
- water parks
- winery tours
- bird watching
- gambling casinos
- horse riding
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities
- golf pass optional
- jet skiing
- mountain biking
- water skiing
- 80 m²
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- 3 bathrooms : Bathroom 1 : toilet - bath - shower Bathroom 2 : toilet - shower Bathroom 3 : toilet - bath - shower Hair dryer available!
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) + eventually one cot Notes on bedrooms: Ground floor: three twin bedrooms with en suite bathroom (shower and bath) and ample storage. Room 1 : twin beds (w/aircon) Room 2 : big double bed (w/aircon) Room 3 : twin beds All rooms with en-suite bathrooms. The south facing rooms have a terrace.
- Golf ...
- Notes on accommodation: Free Wireless internet (WI-FI). Air conditioning available at €100/week - please request in advance. Free Children's Cot and high chair. Welcome Pack awaits guests, compliments of Cathy and Xavier, the owners! Outside: Large private swimming pool - 14 x 6 metres, surrounded by spacious terraces with sun loungers and ample other seating for sunshine all day long. Comfortable outside sofas. Poolside shower. The BBQ area is located in the garden, adjacent to the house. Pool heating available (extra charge-please inquire in advance). Utility Room: Maid uses utility room for washing and drying, she is there to render her services at least twice/week. Separate washing machine available just for the guests. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: On arrival the house manager will welcome you to show you how to use the equipment. The cleaning service is included in the price - no extra charge for departure clean! Towel change mid week is included . For stays of over one week: linens changed. Other: Maid service twice a week.