A luxury villa to rent in Praia da Gale, Algarve, Portugal
Price Guide 2021:
From £7,600 to £9,900 per week
- Cook to prepare breakfast & lunch or dinner
- Gardener/pool man who also does the food shopping
- Ground Floor:
Master bedroom with super-king bed, en-suite bathroom & adjacent shower room
Double bedroom with super-king bed & en-suite bath & shower
Double bedroom with super-king bed & en-suite bathroom
Twin bedroom with en-suite bath & shower
- First Floor:
2 twin bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms
- Pool (10m x 6m) – heated
- Direct beach access
- Large built-in barbecue
- Hard tennis court, boules pitch, billiards room, ping pong table & baby grand piano
- Satellite TV, DVD player, iPod docking station & WiFi
- Albufeira 15 mins drive (4km)
- Salgados golf course 5 mins drive
- Shopping 1km
- Vila Joya with spa & 2-Michelin-starred restaurant 600m
- Faro airport 45 mins drive
This beautifully restored and presented villa is just 4km from Albufeira, on the sea beside the famous five-mile beach of Praia da Gale.
The house is large and comfortable with paths running down to the sea through the extensive and well-kept grounds.
There are six bedrooms, each with an en-suite marble bathroom and five with sea views. Four bedrooms are on the ground floor (three with super-king beds and one with twin beds), with two further twin bedrooms upstairs.
There is a large living room with French windows leading out to the terrace and gardens and with lovely views down to the sea. The formal dining room seats up to 14 people and is decorated with wonderful paintings of Italian landscapes. There is a fully equipped kitchen and, in the basement, a games room with a full-sized billiards/snooker table.
Outside are two seating and dining areas: one on the seafront terrace and the other under cover by the large, heated pool. Both have a dining table and chairs for 12, as well as a seating area with comfortable wicker armchairs and a coffee table.
Aside from the pool, you’ll find a hard court for tennis, a boules pitch, a large built-in barbecue and a ping pong table under cover by the pool.
There are two Portuguese- and English-speaking staff who live in a cottage in the grounds. The cook will prepare a daily breakfast of freshly cut fruit and pastries, as well as a delicious three-course lunch or dinner. Her partner, the gardener/pool man, will do the food shopping and barbecuing. They’re both extremely helpful.
The main beach is just to the left and has sunbeds and shades to rent, as well as a great beach bar/restaurant.