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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:
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Villa Vega is an elegant four-bedroom hideaway in the seaside resort of Gale. It’s superbly positioned in a tranquil area, with the old town of Albufeira close by. The villa opens out onto a spacious, manicured lawn and gorgeous swimming pool. Sun loungers and a poolside table and chairs offer total relaxation under the clear blue skies of The Algarve.
Lots of floor to ceiling windows and light décor offer a breezy feel to Villa Vega. Immaculately presented, with sunny highlights throughout, it has a relaxing vibe. Of the four air-conditioned bedrooms, three are twin, superb for families, friends and children travelling together. The four mosaic tiled bathrooms with showers and bath options are pristine. At night the villa takes on a whole, new vibe, with a dramatically lit turquoise pool and soft, well-appointed lighting around the villa. Great to relax with a drink and enjoy the stars.
There are a good selection of local Portuguese restaurants and shops within a short stroll of the villa. Famed for its dramatic rock formations and golden sand, Praia Gale is the one of the closest beaches. Nestled against the rocky coves, this pale sand beach has lots of rock pools for the kids to explore and really fun, splashy waves.
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, Doors to Terrace Gardens, Air Conditioning Cold Heat
Bedroom 1 Ensuite
Bath with shower over, Toilet, Basin
Oven, Hob, Microwave, Dishwasher, Fridge Freezer, Washing Machine, Iron and Board, Dining Facilities
DVD Player, Music System, Comfortable Seating, Dining Facilities, Doors to Terrace Gardens, Air Conditioning Cold Heat, Sat TV Few English Channels, WiFi
Double Bed, Air Conditioning Cold Heat
Bedroom 2 Ensuite
Bath with shower over, Toilet, Basin
Twin Beds, Balcony, Air Conditioning Cold Heat
Bedroom 3 Ensuite
Shower, Toilet, Basin
Twin Beds, Air Conditioning Cold Heat
Bedroom 4 Ensuite
Shower, Toilet, Basin
Table Tennis, Covered Terrace(s), Open Terrace(s), Alfresco Dining Facilities, Sun Loungers, Parasol, Garden Furniture, Brick Built BBQ
Outdoor Private Pool,
Pool Size: 8.00m
Pool Depth: 0.80m
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 133cm and other doors that access the pool area are the patio doors from the lounge which are 88cm wide. Paths from the villa to the pool area are 120cm wide, the villa grounds are flat and the pool has roman steps to enter. The grounds are flat, there are two steps down to the pool area and the ramp access is over the grass area. The widest bedroom door on the ground floor is 83cm wide which is the twin room and the widest bathroom door on the ground floor is 79cm wide which is the ensuite which has a 12cm step up into the shower. The door into the kitchen/dining area is 72cm wide and the door into the lounge area is 150cm 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.
*For all new bookings made from 23rd August 2023, Air Conditioning will now be included.
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.
Excellent Villa - only issue we had was that there was a door wide open on the rear of the villa on arrival in the dark - We did make the rep aware, and he reassured us that it may have been the cleaning team, however we had to search all internal areas of the villa, and it did make my wife extremely nervous for the first few days until we settled in.
Solmar response - Thank you for leaving us a review about your recent holiday with us.
While we have many thousands of happy and satisfied customers, we're sorry that you weren't completely happy with every part of your holiday. We will do our best to learn from what you've told us, and details of your feedback have been shared with the relevant teams here at Solmar Villas head office in the UK.
If you would like to discuss anything in further detail with us then our Customer Relations team would love to hear from you, you can contact them at [email protected].
Tue 11 Jul 2023
We had a great time at Vila Vega and would definitely recommend it. The outside space is brilliant with private car parking, grassed garden areas (great for our baby paddling pool & parasol) and lots of space for the sun loungers and outdoor seating. The bedrooms each have a private bathroom some with baths as well as showers. The rooms are a good size and have fitted wardrobes and access to a balcony or outside terrace. We had the downstairs room and loved it.
The kitchen is spacious and has everything you need - we self catered 10 nights out of 14 and managed to barbeque as well as use the oven/cooker easily. Everything is easy to keep clean and we had no problems with ants etc.
A couple of tiny issues and things that could improve the villa:
* If you arrive on a Saturday from Leeds and Bradford be aware that all the supermarkets close at 9pm! So stop on the way to shop for essentials. We found water and beer (essentials...!) at a garage but were saved by Scooby's bar who rustled up a take away for 4 of us out of hours - life saver! I'd happily pay for water, milk, bread, butter & teabags etc to be available when we arrived.
* The cleaners were lovely but very random. They arrived on (approx') the Weds after we arrived and then again 2 days later, then just dropped sheets off a few days later. As we had a baby it would be good to know approximate dates and times so we could plan his naps etc.
* Yes, with 6 adults a 2 slice toaster is frustrating - just change it?
* Some of the internal doors wouldn't stay closed, mainly the kitchen into the hall (essential for keeping the baby asleep when we were cooking) and the downstairs bedroom (not great when I was getting changed and someone was coming in the front door!).
* I know it's not your fault, but be aware that it can be quite windy outside, some sort of screen for the barbeque or on the terrace would have made a big difference for a few of the cooler nights.
On the whole we had a great holiday and loved our stay at Vila Vega.
Fri 09 Jun 2023
Excellent villa with plenty of space and everything you need, good size pool, excellent living space, and good sized bedrooms. Nice corner plot so plenty of outdoor space too. Only slightly disappointed by the location, nearest Spar about 20 mins walk, nearest beach nearly 25 mins walk, some good local restaurants within 10 mins walk but hardly any open for lunch , Albufeira reasonable taxi ride away and old town worth a visit, another issue concerned the air conditioning, couldn’t use as no controllers in the villa, asked the cleaners to chase up but nothing happened, probably could have sorted with Solmar direct but as the nights weren’t that hot didn’t bother
Mon 29 May 2023
Space and facilities. Excellent.
Only negatives were sun umbrella was broken as was the downstairs toilet seat but neither got in the way of a very positive experience. Would definitely go back
Tue 02 May 2023
Beautiful spacious villa which was great value for money. We found it to be the perfect location for all sorts. It was clean and had everything we needed. The maintenance and cleaning staff were very polite and respectful when they visited. The experience with all Solmar staff has also been fantastic.
Tue 05 Jul 2022
Villa was central for restaurant's and the supermarket. Surrounding area was nice and quite.
Fri 03 Jun 2022
The villa was one of the best I have stayed in. The resort was excellent just right for families. All I can say is a massive thank you to Solmar villas for organising my family holiday and after all the Covid problems they just couldn’t find enough. I will certainly use them again. The rep Dean in the resort was so helpful too even on his day off.
Mon 01 Nov 2021
Beautiful villa, exceptionally clean. Could do with a few more cooking utensils but overall an excellent place to stay. It’s a little busy and as per usual there’s the odd barking dog. Would we go back? Absolutely. Thanks once again Solmar for an excellent holiday, looking forward to next year.
Mon 01 Nov 2021
We loved everything about the beautiful villa and location. We ate in some of the local restaurants, por do sol being our favourite. The only negative is that it was not long enough, we will definitely come back for longer next time!!
Tue 05 Oct 2021
Excellent villa, clean, tidy, close to restaurants and a short walk to the supermarket.
Wed 29 Sep 2021
Lovely large clean villa.
Thu 02 Sep 2021
Villa Vega was beautiful. The bedrooms were big with lovely en-suite bathrooms, the garden was great and the pool fantastic. The location was quiet and there were enough restaurants within walking distance. We needed a car for our supermarket shopping but we had hired one anyway and it was just a short drive into Albufeira.
Sun 13 Jun 2021
Good location and very clean.
Thu 17 Oct 2019
We found the villa perfect, clean, pool clean, garden clean... Service from Popular Villas was very good! The only comments which could improve are certainly not important and did not affect our stay/holiday...a bigger coffee machine as the current one only makes 2 cups at a time ....also the toaster is extremely slow and only makes 2 slices at one time a four slice toaster would be better... These are minor details.....as everything else is perfect!
Fri 28 Jun 2019
We all love the villa the space was great, and very clean. Although being self catering the shortage of loo rolls was inconvenient The pool not being heated was disappointing as we are older getting into a cold pool was off putting , old joints Get even stiffer when cold, so the pool was not use as much as we would have liked . Not desperate but being able to access English TV would have been useful again being older ,and past the stage of night clubbing and the night being quite chilly, we spent most nights inside. A recommendation to have a welcome pack would of been helpful as the shops are not near we had to get a taxi to go shopping as soon as we arrived, not what we wanted to do after travelling to our holiday destination. But we did enjoy our stay, thank you.
Mon 10 Jun 2019
Beautiful villa which was very clean and tidy. Would recommend to anyone wishing a more relaxed holiday. Set more in a residential area and a car is advisable to get to supermarkets etc. Pool, gardens and BBQ area were fab - only downside is the villa could do with a wasing line to hang out clothes (washing machine in kitchen)
Mon 20 May 2019
One of the best villas in Galé The Villa Vega is located on the outskirts quietly in a rural setting. Everything is very well maintained and clean. The pool is a dream. The rooms are high and bright through the large windows. The kitchen is very well equipped. The property is huge and completely closed, ideal for families with children. Pleasant was that each bedroom has its own bathroom. 2-3 km away are several small beautiful sandy coves and the long sandy beach of Galé can be reached on foot. The care on site was very nice. Who books this villa, makes no mistake.
Wed 14 Nov 2018
Having holidayed in the Algarve for more than 20 years this is one of the best villas that we have visited. A clean and well equipped villa in a good location to suit our needs.
Tue 13 Nov 2018
Lovely villa, quiet location, spacious and clean inside and a great pool / outside space too. A few very small improvements could be made eg no villa 'manual' provided, no ash tray for underneath the BBQ and only one chopping board in the kitchen.
Sun 17 Jun 2018
Mr TERENCE MUGGLESTONE
A clean and well equipped villa in an ideal location that met our needs and expectations
Thu 15 Mar 2018
Rated: Excellent The villa is spacious and provides all the luxury you will need to make a fantastic holiday. Great villa and lovely area, with fantastic restaurants and beaches, all you need for a family holiday getaway.
Thu 15 Mar 2018
Rated: Excellent. The villa was perfect and spotlessly clean - the cleaning ladies were lovely ! Had a wonderful holiday.
Thu 15 Mar 2018
Lisa & The Johnston Family
Great property, well maintained, cleaned, exceeded by far all expectations that I had. I recomend this property and I'll be back for sure!
Sat 21 Oct 2017
Lovely villa, far exceeded our expectations. Both the nearby beaches were quiet and great for swimming...
Sat 26 Aug 2017
Wonderful villa. Pool was fantastic for kids and adults . Great location as only a very short drive to some wonderful beaches . I would recommend to anyone and would probably return.
Sat 20 May 2017
This is the second year in a row we have stayed in the same villa. It had everything we could possibly want, and was spotless. It is our third year using Solmar Villas and we will continue to do so, as we found it matched the description on the website in every aspect.
Thu 27 Apr 2017
Villa Vega had everything you needed . It was exceptionally clean and spacious. The kitchen had all the utensils you require for indoor or outdoor eating. Swimming towels provided and all outside sun loungers etc in clean and good working order. I have had many villa holidays , this villa is the best in every way that I have stayed at. You will definitely see us again . L.A . West Midlands.
Tue 11 Apr 2017
Villa Vega is extremely spacious both inside and out. This modern villa has everything you need and is situated in a great location for restaurants/bars, supermarket and a fabulous beach. Would definitely recommend for both couples and families.
Mon 03 Apr 2017
The villa was wonderful, had everything we needed for our break !!! The pool was huge and the villa was exactly as pictured on the website.
Tue 18 Oct 2016
The villa was quiet, well equipped, and tastefully furnished. Towels were changed regularly. Only the remote controls were missing. Luckily it was not cold.
Sat 08 Oct 2016
Spacious, spotlessly clean . Plenty of utensils and crockery in kitchen.
Sat 01 Oct 2016
This is a fabulous villa situated in a quite residential area of Albufeira. It is bright, tastefully decorated, immaculately clean, and extremely spacious. The rooms are all spacious, and even with our party of 8 people we had so much space to spread out. It caters for both adults and children. It has good WiFi, is quiet, however a 15 minute walk takes you into the town area with supermarkets, cafes and restaurants. We would not hesitate in recommending this villa and hope to return one day.
Sat 01 Oct 2016
Couldn't fault the villa, it was really lovely - had everything we needed and great location. Gale has some great beaches and has a quieter pace, great for those looking for a relaxed, quiet place but is not far from Albufeira old town (about 7kms and easily reached by taxi or bus) for a more lively resort
Sat 01 Oct 2016
Rated Excellent. Could not be bettered, well equipped, clean and thrice weekly sevice of the villa more than expected.
Sat 17 Sep 2016
Excellent accommodation, in great condition with plenty of indoor and outdoor living space
Sat 03 Sep 2016
The Villa was very clean and the kitchen was very well stocked with utensils.
Thu 01 Sep 2016
The villa is very spacious and spotlessly clean. It is really well equipped for a self catering holiday. Vale de Parra is a quiet place and there are lots of lovely beaches within a five minute drive from the villa. There are also really nice restaurants in the vicinity.
Sat 27 Aug 2016
clean, big rooms, very nice
Sat 09 Jul 2016
beatriz de tena garay
The villa itself is wonderful
Sat 18 Jun 2016
Cracking villa with great outdoor space. Not too far to the beach and in a very quiet part of the resort.
Wed 01 Jun 2016
Rated Excellent - This villa was the best accommodation we have ever stayed in. Spotless and very well equipped. Honestly can think of no way to improve on this villa. - Hope to return there soon.
Wed 01 Jun 2016
Villa Vega was an amazing place to stay in and we just loved everything about it. A short walk to the shops and beach and lots of really lovely restaurants. This is our second time in Gale, both using Solmar Villas, and it will not be our last! Thanks for a lovely holiday
Sat 21 May 2016
Villa Vega was an amazing place to stay in and we just loved everything about it. A short walk to the shops and beach and lots of really lovely restaurants. This is our second time in Gale, both using Solmar Villas, and it will not be our last! Thanks for a lovely holiday, Aine.
Fri 22 Apr 2016
The villa was just as good as the pictures on the web site suggested, brill. Hiring a car allowed us to visit interesting places and appreciate Portugal.
Sat 02 Apr 2016
This is our second time to villa vega but probably our last. The villa itself is fantastic. The rooms are large and laid out well. On arrival unfortunately our hot water was not working so we had to call someone. This was temporary fixed until two days later when it was fixed properly. The cleaners came in a total of three times during our two week stay but were unable to replace toilet roll. As we were here for two weeks I thought we would have been treated the same as a new guest for the second week. Towels were replaced each time although on last change forgot to replace our bath mat. Yes you need bath mats as floor is tiled and showers can leak. The pool needed cleaning which we done ourselves. On the subject of pool this is our main reason for not returning. Because it was not heated, which we knew, we could not really use it as it was too cold. During the height of summer of course this would not be a problem. So unfortunately next time we go we will be using a company who provide free heated pools. On a more positive note Solmar villas provided an excellent service when we booked and I would use them again if I did not need a heated pool. Although the villa is situated in quite a build up area of villas you do feel not overlooked, although we were there in April so again peek season could be very different. The only noise we had were the usual Portuguese barking dogs and a cockerel! Yes, he nearly landed up on my dinner plate with his wake up call. I am trying to stay more positive. I abosoltulty love the villa. I would live there and then a few tweaks and it would be perfect.
Tue 22 Sep 2015
The villa far exceeded our expectations, spotlessly clean with all the facilities you need. We will defiantly use Solmar again.
Sat 12 Sep 2015
The villa was perfect and spotlessly clean - the cleaning ladies were lovely ! Had a wonderful holiday.
Sat 05 Sep 2015
VILLA WAS SPOTLESSLY CLEAN UPON ARRIVAL, GARDENS AND POOL AREA WELL MAINTAINED
Tue 01 Sep 2015
Rated: Excellent VILLA WAS SPOTLESSLY CLEAN UPON ARRIVAL, GARDENS AND POOL AREA WELL MAINTAINED
Tue 01 Sep 2015
Rated: Excellent The villa far exceeded our expectations, spotlessly clean with all the facilities you need. We will defiantly use Solmar again.
Sat 15 Aug 2015
The villa is spacious and provides all the luxury you will need to make a fantastic holiday. Great villa and lovely area, with fantastic restaurants and beaches, all you need for a family holiday getaway.
Sat 25 Jul 2015
The villa itself was immaculate. The furnishings, pool area, dining facilities were all first class and allowed a quiet, relaxing break away from hustle and bustle. The local property manageress was extremely kind, polite and efficient when we had an issue.
Sat 11 Jul 2015
beatriz de tena garay
We love the villa itself!!.. It is the second time we stay there and we liked so much how big is the garden. The best for us is the excellent service and assistance given by the local contacts to resolve any kind of problem
Wed 01 Jul 2015
Beatriz De Tena Garay
Rated: Excellent We love the villa itself! It is the second time we stay there and we liked so much how big is the garden. The best for us is the excellent service and assistance given by the local contacts to resolve any kind of problem.
Wed 01 Jul 2015
Rated: Excellent The villa itself was immaculate. The furnishings, pool area, dining facilities were all first class and allowed a quiet, relaxing break away from hustle and bustle. The local property manageress was extremely kind, polite and efficient when we had an issue with an AC unit - ensuring that HVAC techs attended the next day to install a new unit. Maid service came twice in the week that we were there - but not required. The pool was also cleaned and water tested which gave showed a high level of efficiency by the owners / property manager.
Sat 27 Jun 2015
The villa was exactly as described, had a fantastic lay out and was well located. The garden captured sun from morning till sun down
Mon 01 Jun 2015
Rated: Excellent. The villa was exactly as described, had a fantastic lay out and was well located. The garden captured sun from morning till sun down
Fri 01 Aug 2014
We enjoyed Villa Ibiza a lot. It was perfect for 2 families, the equipment was great, the spacious villa, living room, garden and terasse lovely for 2 weeks of vacations. Great were also the near beaches by foot and car, although as Alcudia
Tue 01 Jul 2014
We had a great holiday and would liked to have stayed longer. Villa was in a peaceful location, Gale is very quiet. The villa itself was beautiful as were the gardens, and inside was very well equipped. The villa was regularly cleaned with regular towel changes so we had no complaints there.
Thu 01 Aug 2013
I'd rate my overall experience for this villa as: Excellent Clean, well equipped villa.
Thu 01 Aug 2013
Rated Excellent - Our family really enjoyed staying at this clean, spacious, modern villa. It had all mod cons and was well looked after. It is situated in a quiet part of town which was nice.
Thu 01 Aug 2013
Rated Excellent. The villa was spacious, secure and luxuriously furnished.We were impressed with the size of interior and also the outside space and pool. One of the great things about this property is that all the rooms have en-suite bathrooms, which makes it particularly good for groups (as well as large families or a couple of families together). We got a great deal and will definitely be looking for similar villas in future - and recommending Solmar Villas to our friends
Sat 04 Sep 2010
The Villa was absolutely fantastic, everything you could want it was like home from home. We have been to Gale before and loved the peace and quiet, walks along the beach. The weather was great, all in all a perfect holiday enjoyed by my husband and myself, can't wait to come back.
Sat 24 Jul 2010
We had a beautiful time in Algarve and we really enjoyed our stay at the Villa. This villa is wonderful and surpasses all expectations. We are satisfied with all services, especially that you took care of our small requests.
Sat 03 Apr 2010
We had a wonderful time, the villa was very clean and pleasant. The garden was beautiful and everything was very well treated. Everything was excellent and we hope that we can book more Solmar Villas in the future!