Villa Arvela

Gale, Algarve

Villa Summary

Villa Arvela is a 3-bedroom property with a private gated swimming pool and views across the countryside and neighbouring fruit trees. You can embrace views from the spacious terrace which has a large BBQ house- perfect for alfresco dining. The villa is located within 10 minutes' walk to Vale de Parra with a selection of shops and restaurants. There are 2 fantastic sandy beaches, Lourenco and Gale, a 5-minute drive away. Air conditioning/heating in the bedrooms and living area and WiFi are included.

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Villa Features

  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 2 to 7
  • Beach 1 ½ mile
  • Pool 27 x 14 ft
  • Gated pool
  • Free Air Con
  • Wifi
  • Car Useful Information
Couples and small groups
Why our Algarve expert loves this villa
quoteupper The spacious terrace and alfresco dining area as well as a gated outdoor pool! Plus, the proximity to several beaches. Great all-round choice! quotelower
Villa Description
Swimming pool, pool terrace and sunbathing area

Villa Arvela has a private gated swimming pool on the lower level at the rear of the villa, surrounded by plenty of space to relax and enjoy the view before a much-needed dip in the water to cool off! From the pool terrace there is three steps and an adjacent ramp leading to the terrace with a large covered dining area with a table and chairs, brick BBQ and kitchen facilities for all that important alfresco dining.

Please note the lawned garden is locked and cannot be accessed.


There is plenty of parking available at Villa Arvela. The entrance gate is at the back of the villa accessbile from the countryside road, you will find parking for your hired car once you enter on the spacious terrace. The entrance door to the villa will be on your right.

Living space

The bright and airy lounge invites you to relax, has a modern furnishing with a feature fireplace. The room has a set of glass sliding doors, which lead to the terrace with the covered BBQ. There is also an exterior dining area as well as to the lower gated pool area.


The fully equipped kitchen at the rear of the villa is equipped with a dining table and chairs. There is an adjoining utility room.

Bedrooms and bathrooms

The villa compromises of 3 bedrooms. There are 2 twin bedrooms which both have en suite shower rooms. There is also a double bedroom which has access to a separate bathroom. All bedrooms are bright and airy with co-ordinated stylish décor.

This villa is registered and licenced by the Portuguese Tourism Board and local council. This number is: 41743/AL.
Key Notes
  • Villa Plus In-Resort Service  
  • Mid Week Towel Change & Light Clean  
  • Bed Linen  
  • Bathroom Towels  
  • Iron & Ironing Board  
  • Villa check in time from 16:00   Information
  • Villa check out time 10:00   Information

Villa facilities

  • 2 twin bedrooms with en suite shower rooms  
  • 1 double bedroom  
  • 1 bathroom  

Indoor amenities

  • FREE WiFi  
  • FREE Air Conditioning/Heating in 3 bedrooms and lounge  
  • Satellite TV  
  • Safe  
  • DVD Player  
  • Washing machine  
  • Dishwasher  
  • Microwave  
  • Hairdryers  
  • Bluetooth Speakers  

Outdoor amenities

  • Alarm And Nightlight  
  • Brick BBQ  
  • Car parking (off-road gated)  
  • Gated Pool  
  • Pool/Billiard Table  
  • Table Tennis  
  • Pool Size: 27 x 14 ft  
  • Pool Depth: Min. 3½ft, Max. 6ft  
Villa Location
Villa Arvela is located in the countryside with a few restaurants, cafes and a mini market within walking distance. It's a 5 minutes' drive to Gale, Salgados and Lourenço beaches, as well as the resort of Guia- the birthplace of the popular chicken dish, Piri Piri. There are many places to visit by car -including the popular resort of Albufeira is around 20 minutes' drive. For those who love golf, Villa Arvela is ideally located as the very popular Salgados Golf Course is around a 10 minutes' drive away.

Location features

Local markets and shopping

To stock up for your BBQ, a local market is held every Tuesday in Albufeira and the municipal fruit, fish and vegetable market, is open every morning except Sundays. The Algarve Shopping Centre is situated in Guia, around a 10 minutes' drive away and has a large supermarket and designer shops.

Bars and restaurants

There are a few restaurants and cafés within walking distance to Villa Arvela and a wider choice in the resort of Albufeira which has a diverse range of restaurants. The nearby town of Guia is also well worth a visit if you plan on dining out- well known for the famous birthplace of the traditional Portuguese dish chicken piri piri, it has some fantastic restaurants to enjoy.


The nearest beaches are Gale, Salgados and Lourenço with just a 5 minutes' drive away. Several other lovely beaches are located along this stretch of coastline, such as Coelha, Praia Grande and Sao Rafael. All of these beaches have snack bars and restaurants for when you need a break from soaking all that sunshine.

Family fun

Zoomarine is an exotic marine life theme park home to hundreds of fantastic and fascinating sea creatures, well worth a visit. Alternatively, pay a family visit to Parque Aventura is situated in Santa Eulalia, Albufeira. With a paintball centre and various adventure courses through the trees made up of zip wires, bridges and ropes, it's a fun and active day out.

Places of interest

The Sand City, held in Porches takes place every year from May to October. The festival celebrates a different theme each year and takes the 50 international artists 8 weeks to prepare for! The exhibits are fantastic and are created by artists from all over the world - great fun for all the family!


Salgados Golf Course, one of the many in the Algarve, is just over 1 ¼ miles from Villa Arvela. The par 4 seventh is rated amongst the best holes in Portugal. The final three holes decrease in difficulty allowing golfers to ease up after a testing first 15.


Every villa comes with its own manual, complete with details of the best restaurants, taxis, local amenities and activities. And of course, our reps are on hand to make sure you love your holiday more. If you need any advice or tips on the local area, they will be more than happy to help.

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GPS coordinates

Latitude: 37.094490

Longitude: -8.315517

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Activities and things to do
Salgados golf course
One of the many courses in the Algarve, it was once an aircraft landing strip and wetland area beside a bird sanctuary.

It has been compared to both a Scottish links course and a water-filled Florida course and if you enjoy water challenges this course is for you.

The par 4 seventh is rated amongst the best holes in Portugal. The final three holes decrease in difficulty allowing golfers to ease up after a testing first 15.

Address: Vale do Rabelho, Apartado 2266 8200-917
Tel: + 351 289 583030
Fax: + 351 289 591112
For golf bookings - Email:

Description: Eighteen holes, 6080 metres, Par 72
Location: Six kilometers west of Albufeira. Turn off the EN125 at Guia.

Zoomarine is an exotic marine life theme park home to hundreds of fantastic and fascinating sea creatures. The park includes dolphins, sea lions, turtles, a shark, a museum and an alligator farm as well as a mini-zoo, exotic birds and tropical fish.

Some of the best shows in Europe are staged at Zoomarine such as sea lion, dolphin and eagle shows. It is advisable to arrive early and plan an itinerary for the day.

It is also possible to interact with dolphins but it is advisable to call at least 2 days in advance. Even though it is costable, it is very popular.

Entertainment at the theme park also includes fairground rides, swimming pools, shops and a cinema.

Zoomarine is situated at KM65 close to Albufeira on the main N125 road between Pera and Guia. The park is in a tranquil setting offset by gardens and lakes. Tel: 200 351 289 560 300.
Aqualand Waterslide Park
Formerly known as 'The Big One,' Aqualand has spectacular gardens and is probably the largest waterpark in the Algarve.

The names of the slides give you an idea of what to expect – Hydra, Raging Rapids, Banzai Boggan, Kamikaze, Surf Beach, Rainbow Park, Crazy Leap, Crazy Race &, Congo River! Users of the Kamikaze slide fall 26 metres vertically to the pool below in only four seconds!

Aqualand is located west of Alcantarilha on the main N125 road some ten kilometres outside Albufeira. Tel: 00 351 282 320 230.
Krazy World
Krazy World has a Crazy Golf course which features a whopping 36 holes. There is a petting farm where you can hold snakes, take pony rides, touch camels, kangaroos and parrots. Swimming pools provide the opportunity to cool off.

Krazy World is located near Algoz on the N264 which leaves the N269 ten miles east of Silves. Tel: 00 351 282 574 134.

The ancient town of Loule is renowned for its Saturday market and attracts eager bargain hunters from all over the Algarve. During the rest of the week visitors shop in a variety of handicraft stores along the narrow white streets. Sightseers marvel at the imposing castle on the spur of a hill.

The St Clement Church is also worth a tour as its interior and three side chapels have notable carved and gilded decorations. There are also many other smaller churches and a museum.

Special dishes in Loule include hare in white wine, Loule-style chicken (boiled and then fried). Also keep an eye out for goat’s cheese and woodland flower honey brought in from the hills.

From Faro, follow the A22 northwest for 4 ¾ miles and then continue on N125-4 for a further 5 ¼ miles to Loule.

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