If you're looking for holidays without the worry of cancellation charges then look no further. We're delighted to introduce our 100% Refund Guarantee on a large selection of our villas, allowing you to have free cancellation on your villa holiday should you be unable to travel due to UK Government advice or quarantine requirements either in your chosen destination or upon your return.
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2. If on your date of travel, the official UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) advice is against all travel to your chosen destination, OR you will be required to hotel quarantine either in your destination or upon your return, you'll be able to cancel your villa booking and receive a 100% refund.
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Terms and Conditions
You will be able to request a full refund of the price paid for your villa booking, if on your date of travel, the following conditions are met:
Your villa booking was made on or after 07/10/2021.
Your booking was made for a villa to which the offer applies, which will show if available for your chosen dates during your booking journey.
The UK FCDO or Government in your country of residence advises against travel to your destination due to COVID-19 on your travel date.
There are COVID-19 restrictions in your destination country preventing you from being able to travel to that destination.
You are required, due to COVID-19, to quarantine in a hotel on arrival in your destination country.
You are required, due to COVID-19, to quarantine in a hotel on return to the UK.
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All other standard booking terms and conditions apply.
Villa Monte de Madrinha is nestled within a Mediterranean garden of lemon trees and tropical plants. With a simple, Spanish design on one level, this four-bedroom holiday home has a relaxed aura.
The pool is sparkling blue with byzantine tiles bordering the edges. A refreshing water fountain cascades into it, the perfect spot to cool off from the sun’s rays. Traditional, thatched parasols are dotted around the pool, resting over rattan sun loungers. A purpose built, tiled patio houses a lengthy, outdoor dining table for up to eight guests. What a superb spot for all the family to gather and enjoy a feast together!
The villa interiors are beautifully maintained, with warm wooden ceilings, terracotta tiled floors and whitewashed walls in the main living areas. Wooden carved furniture offers a homely vibe and each bedroom has been individually themed. Two double bedrooms and a twin bedroom have ensuite bathroom facilities and there is a further twin bedroom and shower room.
The villa is perfectly positioned, within walking distance of both of Castello and Evaristo beaches in Gale. Castello is a lovely, enclosed bay with a beach café and sun loungers to hire. Evaristo beach is a Blue Flag beach, hugged by sandstone cliffs, which gives it a private appeal. You can hire pedalos here and head off into the glistening ocean.
Usual day is Saturdays.
March - October is fixed, flexible at any other times.
Flat Screen TV, DVD Player, Comfortable Seating, Dining Facilities, Doors to Terrace Gardens, WiFi, Sat TV Few English Channels
Twin Beds, Air Conditioning Cold Heat
Double Bed, Air Conditioning Cold Heat
Bedroom 2 Ensuite
Bath with shower over, Toilet, Basin
Double Bed, Air Conditioning Cold Heat
Bedroom 3 Ensuite
Shower, Toilet, Basin
Twin Beds, Air Conditioning Cold Heat
Bedroom 4 Ensuite
Shower, Toilet, Basin
Shower, Toilet, Basin
Table Tennis, Covered Terrace(s), Open Terrace(s), Alfresco Dining Facilities, Sun Loungers, Lawn, Brick Built BBQ
Off Road Parking
Outdoor Private Pool,
Pool Size: 9.00m
To access the villa there is a path which is 500cm wide which leads to the villa itself. The front door has a width of 72cm and other doors that access the pool area are the patio doors from the lounge which are 90cm wide. The villa grounds are flat although there is 1 step down to the pool and the pool has roman steps to enter. All bedrooms have a door width of 68cm and all bathrooms have a door width of 68cm. The door into the kitchen/dining area is 68cm wide and the door into the lounge area is 68cm wide. *Please note that although every effort has been made to ensure the information provided is accurate, errors can occur and if you need to find out more specific information about the villa, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Faro Airport (FAO)
A sweeping three miles stretch of perfectly manicured golden sand dominates this part of the Portuguese coastline, and is backed by dramatic limestone cliffs making it one of the Algarve's most picturesque resorts. Gale beach (or Praia de Gale) is suitable for all ages, with calming waters ideal for paddling on some days, and on others there are stronger waves making water sports a great option. Our villas in Gale are within easy reach of the beach, whilst the vibrant town of Albufeira is just a short drive away.
A perfect stay for us. The Villa had an amazing outdoor area for relaxing by the pool and in the shade if required.
Silve, who was the cleaner, was amazing with us and was friendly and very efficient at her job, and as the villa was cold got us a heater which, while it didn't offer amazing heat, it took the chill out the air, although we still needed a blanket round us at night while it was raining outside
Wed 29 Sep 2021
We loved the outside space and spent a lot of time there.
Tue 17 Aug 2021
Fabulous location, all restaurants within walking distance are delightful (our favourite was Solar das Oliveras). Can walk to beach but it’s a hot walk so we drove! Small beaches nearby much nicer than the busier big beaches - Praia Castelo is closest, with kayaks, paddle boards and pedalo for hire. Villa facilities were perfect - BBQ brilliant, gardens beautiful and cannot fault the outside space and pool.
Fri 02 Jul 2021
We had the most incredible week away staying at Villa Madrinha. We could not have chosen a more perfect villa! I would recommend it to everyone. The large outdoor space/seating and pool area were just beautiful and these were the main reasons we fell in love with the villa online. We are only a family of four but it could easily accommodate two families as each bedroom has its own bathroom. What we didn't realise is just how great the location was of the villa - if we had have known this we would have made the booking even sooner! There is a Spa shop across the road for essentials (larger supermarket 5 minute walk), the most stunning beaches all within a 25 minute stroll and lots of lovely local restaurants just up the road (10-15 minute walk). We were spoilt for choice for where to dine and wish we could have stayed longer. Our favourite restaurants were Bella Piatto, Jompra, O Marinheiro. Evaristo and Restaurante Pôr do Sol. Also, the service received by Solmar was second to none. They have been great right from the outset and their in-resort representative was always just a call away if needed and so helpful. Thanks for a great holiday, Solmar!
Mon 30 Sep 2019
OUTSIDE AREA OF VILLA HARD TO BEAT. STAYED IN MANY VILLAS IN THIS AREA AND THIS VILLA IS ONE OF THE BEST FOR WALKING DISTANCE TO GOOD RESTAURANTS AND SUPERMARKETS.
Tue 24 Sep 2019
The villa was very picturesque, and sounding area lovely Was rather disappointed it was so far from beaches and shops, had to have taxis several times in the week to get anywhere.
Tue 17 Sep 2019
The Villa is beautiful and most importantly excellently located with lots of privacy but everything you need within walking distance. The pool is lovely and the outdoor terrace great. Also well equipped.
Wed 11 Sep 2019
Johnny Kenneth Haugaard
Located in Nice quiet lokation. Very near of supermarked 5 min to albufera in a car. Nice restaurantens in walking distance.
Tue 10 Sep 2019
We've stayed in three different villas in this area, and this one is by far the best. Celia the villa cleaner is a lovely lady who prepares the villa to a very high standard, and the gardens are also very well kept- there's even limes and pomegranates on the trees! The pool is lovely, and the outside seating areas and dining are blissful. The villa is in gated grounds so felt very safe, and isn't overlooked so it really was like being in a slice of paradise for a week. Inside, the villa is beautifully decorated, bathrooms are clean, and beds are comfy. The kitchen has everything you need, and the location of the villa is perfect for shops and local restaurants. You don't need a car for this villa, Yellowfish transfers are reliable and good value. I'd recommend the villa, and Solmar as a company, without hesitation.
Tue 27 Aug 2019
The villa was set in a very peaceful part of Gale with swimming pool overlooking an expanse of trees. Amenities were close by and a 20 minute walk took you to Castle Beach, a small cove with beds and umbrellas and a convenient restaurant. Albufeira was a short taxi ride away if you want the night life.
Tue 20 Aug 2019
Mrs Linda Margaret Dalton
Great-sized villa with good sized rooms & pool. Plenty of hot water. Would certainly recommend to anyone.
Mon 08 Jul 2019
Its simplicity is what we enjoyed
Mon 20 May 2019
very nice villa like the area would go again
Tue 13 Nov 2018
Superb villa. Superb location. Maid and garden maintenance service excellent. Swimming pool was brilliant. Would book this villa again.
Tue 13 Nov 2018
Villa was great.
Tue 13 Nov 2018
The villa was a touch isolated but we knew this before we booked...
Sun 17 Jun 2018
Mrs Kathrine Hoolihan
ideal location for family holiday including 8 month old baby. Supermarket well stocked across the road, easy ride to beach. Lovely local restaurants. All facilities including dishwasher, washing machine and barbecue when we did not want to eat out. Would stay again.
Mon 30 Apr 2018
Mrs Deborah Edwards
Villa Monte de Madrinha was fab with excellent views all around. Very quiet & peaceful surroundings. The villa was clean and well maintained with lovely friendly cleaning staff, who did an excellent job. The beds were comfortable and the showers were to die for, the best I’ve ever experienced. The pool area was the best I’ve experience with fab comfortable sun loungers. If you want a relaxing holiday with no hassles then Solmar Villas are the company to use. We got shut out of the villa on our arrival, one phone call & within 10 mins later we were back in!!what a service 10/10 Two fabulous supermarkets close by Spar just across the road and Oceano Just around the corner, both well stocked and friendly staff. The nearest beach is Costello which is about 25min walk, lovely little cove. Gale beach is also lovely a lot bigger & about a 40min walk, well worth it though. This villa is a real gem & we will definitely will be returning. Thankyou Solmar Villas yet again.
Sat 06 May 2017
VERY GOOD VILLA, IN AN EXCELLENT POSITION, VERY CLOSE TO SUPERMARKETS, AND WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE TO LOVELY BEACHES
Sat 29 Apr 2017
Villa was superb. Immaculately maintained gardens with a real sense of space. private secure parking (could have got 6-7 cars on the drive it was that big). The outside area was fantastic; real robust quality outside furniture. A great location just a 10 minute drive from Albufeira. This villa was spacious and well kitted out. All the little details had been thought out and provided for.
Sat 15 Apr 2017
A well-furnished, well-equipped villa with a lovely garden and a fantastic pool. Regular maid and pool service. Lovely beaches in interesting coves close at hand.
Sat 08 Apr 2017
We loved the big size big bedrooms and the 3 en suites loved the pool and BBQ and the quiet surroundings
Sat 22 Oct 2016
Overall our villa was brilliant, the bedrooms were very spacious and the bathrooms were excellent, especially the large walk-in showers. The large outside living area was definitely a plus as was the size of the pool, which proved great fun for the kids and adults alike. The kitchen was perfect and the Wifi was very good also.
Sat 10 Sep 2016
Brilliant villa spotless, large pool, lots space, well equipped lovely resort, near spar and fabulous restaurants
Sat 20 Aug 2016
Villa was nice, but the area wasn't particularly good. Nice pool.
Sat 06 Aug 2016
The location of the villa was very good, being close to multiple beaches, although not close enough to walk. Having a Spa shop opposite was very handy.
Fri 01 Jul 2016
Villa well equipt and very clean with cleaner coming in 3 times (including change over day) to keep villa spotless. The sunbeds were fantastic, the best i have used in 30 years. Everything you need is close by - Restaurants, Supermarkets, Chemist, Beeches.
Sat 25 Jun 2016
Villa well equipt and very clean with cleaner coming in 3 times (including change over day) to keep villa spotless. The sunbeds were fantastic, the best I have used in 30 years. Everything you need is close by --- Restaurants, Supermarkets, Chemist, Beeches.
Sat 11 Jun 2016
The villa was absolutely wonderful in all aspects. Pool area was great, bedrooms and bathrooms were spacious and the maid and gardener were frequent and pleasant. The kettle broke during our stay but after a quick call to Solmar a replacement was brought out to us. The resort was lovely.
Wed 01 Jun 2016
Our stay at the villa was extremely comfortable and very enjoyable. The accommodation is spacious, beautifully furnished with a well stocked kitchen with plenty glasses, plates and pots. The rain showers are excellent as are the sun loungers provided by the pool. Our 2 kids loved the pool and it was a good depth to allow our 5year old to be in pool without being held by an adult. The outside space is amazing with the best views of the sunsets. We had a maid visit 2x in the week which was maybe not required but the lady was lovely and we loved a chat with her. The local area has a lot going for it without being too busy or commercial. We'd highly recommend solar des oliverais (think that's the spelling!) a 5 min walk away for a beautiful meal with an extensive menu. The hostel near to the spar shop (which is handily across the road) is very deceptive and an absolute little gem. The bar provides excellent food drink and service. Although it's a hostel it has a very upmarket feel to it was very friendly staff. Worth a visit! Finally we spent alot of time at scoobys pool bar nearby because the kids loved it due to the pool, play park n crazy golf. We loved the villa, area and Portugal and hope to be back in the future.
Wed 01 Jun 2016
The villa was absolutely wonderful in all aspects. Pool area was great, bedrooms and bathrooms were spacious and the maid and gardener were frequent and pleasant. The kettle broke during our stay but after a quick call to Solmar a replacement was brought out to us. The only downside I can think of is the wifi. It only lets 5 devices on it at a time and with a party of 8 adults this could sometimes be a pain. The resort was lovely.
Sat 28 May 2016
Our stay at the villa was extremely comfortable and very enjoyable. The accommodation is spacious, beautifully furnished with a well stocked kitchen with plenty glasses, plates and pots. The rain showers are excellent as are the sun loungers provided by the pool. Our 2 kids loved the pool and it was a good depth to allow our 5year old to be in pool without being held by an adult. The outside space is amazing with the best views of the sunsets. We had a maid visit 2x in the week which was maybe not required but the lady was lovely and we loved a chat with her. The local area has a lot going for it without being too busy or commercial. We'd highly recommend solar des oliverais (think that's the spelling!) a 5 min walk away for a beautiful meal with an extensive menu. The hostel near to the spar shop (which is handily across the road) is very deceptive and an absolute little gem. The bar provides excellent food drink and service. Although it's a hostel it has a very upmarket feel to it was very friendly staff. Worth a visit!! Finally we spent alot of time at scoobys pool bar nearby because the kids loved it due to the pool, play park n crazy golf. We loved the villa, area and Portugal and hope to be back in the future.
Sat 14 May 2016
Loved the peaceful location
Sat 09 Apr 2016
Great sized villa with a super pool area. Shops and several restaurants in walking distance.
Sun 23 Aug 2015
A lovely well presented villa with great pool.
Sat 11 Jul 2015
Loved the gardens and terrace.
Sat 27 Jun 2015
Villa was spacious, well equipped and had a really large covered area which provided welcome shade breaks throughout the day.
Sat 16 May 2015
We are 4 women in our 50's. We loved absolutely everything. Villa was spotless, very spacious, both indoors and especially the pool area. The terrace was just amazing. Fantastic location with wonderful countryside views.
Fri 01 May 2015
Rated: Excellent. We are 4 women in our 50's. We loved absolutely everything. Villa was spotless, very spacious, both indoors and especially the pool area. The terrace was just amazing. Fantastic location with wonderful countryside views yet only a stones throw from some great restaurants and beach. Spar supermarket literally across the road. Kitchen very well equipped, so we ate in a few nights. I would highly recommend this villa and we will be returning.