We know that you might be feeling uncertain about booking your next holiday with the ever-changing travel restrictions, which is why we've introduced our Travel Restrictions Guarantee for your peace of mind.
Book your next villa holiday with confidence, safe in the knowledge that you can either move your dates or receive a holiday voucher for the full amount paid if your travel dates are restricted by either FCDO/local government advice advice or local restrictions in your destination country.*
The Travel Restrictions Guarantee is automatically included in the website price and can be removed before you book, however we strongly advise you keep it to give you added flexibility and protection.
You will still need to purchase a comprehensive travel insurance policy as soon as your booking is confirmed. This insurance should, as a minimum, protect you against cancellation, curtailment, medical expenses, loss/theft of possessions and documents, personal liability and airline failure.
Terms and Conditions
'Travel Restrictions Guarantee' applies to bookings for arrival between 1st May 2021 and 31st December 2021 only.
If there are restrictions advising against travel to your chosen destination country, you will be able to cancel your villa and receive a holiday voucher for the full amount paid for your villa to rebook when you are ready to do so.
If there are restrictions in your destination country preventing you from being able to travel to that destination, you will be able to cancel your villa and receive a voucher for the full amount paid for your villa to rebook when you are ready to do so.
'Travel Restrictions Guarantee' is automatically included in the search results price on the solmarvillas.com website.
The premium paid for 'Travel Restrictions Guarantee' is non-commissionable.
The premium can be removed from the basket if not required. If removed during booking, you still have 7 days from confirmation to add this back on if needed.
For bookings made less than 6 weeks before arrival, this premium can't be added or removed after booking.
The 'Travel Restrictions Guarantee' is non-refundable, non-transferable and non-commissionable.
Cancellation of the booking will also result in loss of the premium paid.
You should ensure you have adequate comprehensive travel insurance to protect you in cases of cancellation for any other reason including, but no limited to, being unable to travel due to airline failure or cancellation, being quarantined for or diagnosed with Covid-19 or unable to travel due to work commitments or restrictions upon return.
Normal Terms and Conditions will apply for ancillary products such as car hire and transfers etc.
All other standard booking terms and conditions apply.
With a selection of restaurants, shops and café’s nearby, along with the magnificent sandy Gale beach (less than 500m) the location of Villa Simoes is amongst our best in the Algarve. Sitting proudly amongst villas of similar stature, this modern villa is an excellent choice for keeping car use to a minimum.
Both inside and out there is no shortage of space in which to relax, all rooms being bright and welcoming. Patio doors lead out of the living room to the sunny terrace where a built in barbecue awaits, steps from here lead you down to the Al Fresco dining area and inviting private swimming pool. A most delightful spot to enjoy a welcoming sun downer at the end of a gruelling day in the sun!
While there may be no need to use the car, do take time to explore further afield, Albufeira with its eclectic selection of shops, restaurants and café bars is less than a fifteen minute bus ride away, and the other fabulous sandy beaches either side of Gale can be reached by foot.
*Additional Charges may apply. Please see the extras in the basket when booking.
Usual day is Saturdays.
Mid-May - Mid-September is fixed, flexible at any other times.
Check in and out times
Check in: 16:00
Check out: 10:00
Twin Beds, Air Conditioning Cold Heat*
Double Bed, Doors to Terrace Gardens, Air Conditioning Cold Heat*
DVD Player, Comfortable Seating, Doors to Terrace Gardens, Air Conditioning Cold Heat*, Sat TV with Multiple English Channels, WiFi
Twin Beds, Balcony, Air Conditioning Cold Heat*
Double Bed, Balcony, Air Conditioning Cold Heat*
Covered Terrace, Open Terrace, Alfresco Dining Facilities, Sun Loungers, Parasol, Garden Furniture, Brick Built BBQ, Enclosed Garden
Pool Size: 7.40m
Pool Depth: 1.00m
Due to the number of steps to get down to the pool area Villa Simoes is not recommended for wheelchair users or customers with less mobility.
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.
We love Gale, have been going for 5 years and always book with Solmar villas. The standard of accommodation is always excellent and villa Simoes was in an ideal situation for beach and Apolonia supermarket, the only thing I wasn't keen on was the steps down to the pool would prefer to walk straight out to pool area
Sat 18 Jul 2015
Villa was very nice , excellent location , close to beach , local supermarket is expensive but sells everything you need , would return again
Tue 29 Sep 2015
Very convenient and close to beach and supermarket. Main strip and shopping area only a ten minute drive. Lovely pool and all mod cons. English speaking stations on TV a major plus.
Sat 25 Mar 2017
although it was early in the season and Gale was quiet the villa was superb, clean tidy and well stocked with all the necessary bits and pieces, would highly recomend.
Sat 22 Apr 2017
Good sized villa and well equipped. Really close to exceptional supermarket.
Sat 18 Jun 2016
The villa was lovely and close to bars and restaurants. The villa is on quite a busy road which was noisy in the day and at night.
Thu 13 Oct 2016
The villa was as photographed. It was in the best location for our needs and was equipped with all the necessities for our stay. It was very clean and tidy.
Sat 13 Aug 2016
The children enjoyed the pool and the local beach. The villa was very clean and well furnished.
Sat 23 Apr 2016
It was a great sized villa, clean and bright. The Villa Rep was excellent, very helpful and friendly. Area was very quiet in April when we went on holiday (which was perfect for us). Only a short walk from the beach (approx. 7-10mins), with lovely restaurants to watch stunning sunsets. 10mins by cab to Albufeira only 10EUR approx., if you want to see either the lovely old town or party harder in the new town/strip area. Everyone was very friendly. Would definitely return.
Sat 26 Mar 2016
Felt really safe in the villa. Great quiet location very close to numerous fantastic beaches. This was our second stay in this villa, and we would definately stay here again.
Sun 10 Apr 2016
The house was clean and spacious and the balconies were wonderful. The close proximity to the excellent quality shop was fantastic but the best thing was the local beach. Just beautiful. Chilling out at the bar was really special. The restaurant at the beach was also fantastic in every way. Excellent value for money and excellent service.
Tue 01 Sep 2015
Rated: Good. Very convenient and close to beach and supermarket. Main strip and shopping area only a ten minute drive. Lovely pool and all mod cons. English speaking stations on TV a major plus.
Wed 01 Jul 2015
Rated: Good Villa was very nice , excellent location , close to beach , local supermarket is expensive but sells everything you need , would return again
Wed 01 Jul 2015
Rated: Good Great villa, great area and ideally situated within easy walk to the fabulous 5km beach (less than 10 mins). Everything you need in a villa (apart from beach towels) and no car needed. Split level which is nice for two families sharing and very close to the well stocked supermarket and a selection of walkable restaurants. We also ate at the bar on the beach, which was excellent. Great weather too!
Thu 01 May 2014
Rated Excellent. Dealing with Solmar Vilas representatives is so Hassle free. I cannot speak highly enough about their level of service and ability to keep things simple. Great facilities and the best location I have ever had in terms of accessibility for supermarket, beach, bars, cafe's and restaurants. Everything within easy walking distance.
Fri 01 Aug 2014
Easy booking and everything as promised. The villa had everything we could need and was in a great location. So handy for the supermarket and cafes nearby. Easy access to the beach and restaurants there.
Thu 01 Jan 2015
Rated Excellent. Villa was very child friendly, with gates on all stairs. Villa situated very close to the beach, about 7-10 min walk, supermarket- 2 min. Solmar Villas organised everything perfectly, we didn't need to contact anyone. We got all instructions in the package. In total we really enjoyed our time in Portugal, weather was great, beach was not busy.
Sun 22 Apr 2018
Mr Stuart Cluer
Lovely spacious villa which lacked nothing. First class service from Solmar Villas resort rep (Dean). Would highly recommend.
Sat 05 May 2018
Loved the villa.. it was lovely and clean and in a good position... close to all restaurants and the beach which was lovely and clean as well..
Tue 13 Nov 2018
Villa location was very good short walking distance to shops, lovely restaurants and beautiful Galé beach. Villa was well maintained and very clean with very good cleaning services. Our villa rep Dean was really helpful providing a rapid response to any queries or issues. Really good holiday!
Thu 15 Nov 2018
Lovely spacious villa which was very well equipped. The Solmar Villa resort rep was excellent at responding to any questions we asked. Would highly recommend both villa and Solmar Villas as a company.
Mon 29 Apr 2019
This is our 2nd time at villa simoes.... and again we had a great time. Villa was spotless and as usual equipped with everything needed. Would not hesitate to go to this villa again.
Mon 10 Jun 2019
Spacious Villa, nice quiet location, near supermarket and beach. Surrounding restaurants good. Close enough to the busy Albufeira costing €7 - €8 for a uber.
Mon 15 Jul 2019
Great location, villa was perfect for beach shops and restaurants, it was very clean and spacious, pool and pool area was great, clean towels mid week was a bonus . if I had to say anything negative about the villa, it would be , to say it would have been nice to have a few compliantly Items , such as a bottle of water, salt, oil, sugar and soap, having said this we all had a great holiday
Mon 28 Oct 2019
Amazing villa. Location was brilliant really close to the supermarket and also the amazing beach. Would definitely book this villa and resort again