|20 minutes drive from Faro Airport|
|5 minutes walk through the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve|
|5 minutes drive - Quinta Do Lago or Vale do Lobo Clubhouse|
|5 minutes drive to Almancil or mini market in Vale do Lobo / Quinta|
Villa Gela-mar is suitable for up to 6 adults and 2 children. There are three ensuite bedrooms and an additional interconnecting bedroom with a sofa bed which can also be used as a second sitting room as there is Lazer TV which has international channels and Wi-Fi. The villa is fully fenced and the interior is built over one level with some internal steps. Outside, in addition to the pool area, there is a lovely roof terrace.
Villa Gela-Mar is currently under refurbishment which will include small extensions to the main en-suite and end bedroom en-suite. The remaining bathrooms will also be refurbished and will all include underfloor heating.
Stays here include complimentary use of the Dunas Douradas communal pool and tennis courts.
Outside, there is a beautiful sunny terrace, with parasols and a south facing heatable pool (8 x 4m). The depth of the pool is from 1 metre at the shallow end to 2 metres at the deep end with integrated steps for easy access. A pool fence can be installed here for extra security and pool heating can be arranged - charges apply. There is a great outside dining area, with gas BBQ, which is shaded and surrounded by plants and shrubbery helping you to keep cool in the summer. There are two roof terraces at Villa Gela-mar, perfect for sundowners and grabbing those last rays of sunshine at the end of the day on the outdoor sofas. If you look through the palm trees you can even glimpse the ocean too!
Indoors, there is a spacious and open plan kitchen and dining area, with steps down to the living room which has access to the pool and terraces. There is also access to the gardens from the kitchen. The kitchen is bright and modern, with a butcher's block island and with a stone breakfast bar separating it from the adjacent dining room. The living room, with plenty of natural light streaming through the floor to ceiling windows, has Lazer TV with a range of international and UK channels and Wi-Fi.
All on one level, there are 4 bedroom options at the villa - 3 ensuite bedrooms and 1 extra room that can be a bedroom or a media room. There is a large master bedroom with a super king bed and an ensuite wet room with walk in shower. Walking down the hallway there is a twin bedroom with an ensuite wet room with walk in shower. The multimedia room has another TV and the sofa can convert to a bed, making this room suitable to sleep 2 children. This room has use of a family bathroom with bath and shower. Off this room is another double bedroom with an ensuite shower room.
Dunas Douradas is an upmarket, luxury development, situated by the beach between Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago, located in some 76 acres of African pine trees. It is a safe, family-friendly resort with a Roman communal pool and a children’s pool. There is also a pool-bar serving all-day food.There are two tennis courts for lessons for all ages.
The villa boasts a spacious terrace and heatable pool, outdoor dining and gas BBQ amd sunloungers, all surrounded by well tended gardens with mature plants & trees, outdoor tables and chairs, sunloungers, gas BBQ. There is also a Calcada driveway with parking for one car.
We do recommend car hire when staying in Dunas Douradas. Although the beach and communal pool areas are walkable, to do a proper supermarket shop you will need a taxi/ hire car.
From Dunas Douradas and within a 5 minute walk you can eat at Xenia, Albatross in DDBC and then you have the fabby restaurants on Vale do Garrao beach: 2 Passos, Fins, Antonio Ta Certo, Izzys Beach Restaurant and Julias. In fact, this area has some of the best restaurants that the Algarve has to offer!
Within a 5 minute drive you can enjoy a fabulous meal at the following restaurants: Alambique, Sao Gabriel, Thai Garden and at Vale do Lobo, Monty's, Paixa, Sandbanks, Breeze, La Terreza, Amore and Bugatti Bar. In the local area, there are also other restaurants like Pizza Pasta Fantasia, San Marco and bars like The Melting Pot in Quinta do Lago Q Centre.
|Luxuries||42" plasma TV with Lazer TV channels, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, heatable pool and a fabulous upstairs sun terrace.|
|Bedrooms||Two master bedrooms and one twin bedroom with ensuite shower rooms. The 4th bedroom is an intercommunicating living room with a sofa bed and an adjacent bathroom. Air conditioning in all bedrooms.|
|Bathrooms||Two modern walk in wet/shower rooms; one shower room with shower cabinet and one family bathroom with bath only.|
|Kitchen||Fridge, freezer, oven, hob, dishwasher, microwave, espresso machine, kettle, toaster, full complement of utensils, crockery and cookware.|
|Furniture||Comfy sofas and modern decor to relax and enjoy|
|Utility Room||Outside utility room (by the pool) with WC.|
|Other||Children's books and toys, outdoor table, chairs and sun loungers, gas BBQ, two roof top sun terraces. The villa also has a safe.|
|Outdoors||Upstairs terrace with outdoor sofas; dining area and gas BBQ, sunny terrace with sun loungers around the pool. Pool 8 x 4m, depth 1 - 2m.|
|Living Room||Plasma TV's, Wi-Fi internet, CD player, Lazer TV with range of international and UK channels.|
|Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid Service||Includes Maid service / Bath & Beach towels supplied / Bedding supplied|
22 Sep - 4 Oct, 2020
€2,900 / approx. £2,700
5 - 16 Oct, 2020
€2,325 / approx. £2,170
17 Oct - 1 Nov, 2020
€2,625 / approx. £2,440
2 Nov - 31 Dec, 2020
€2,325 / approx. £2,170
1 Jan - 26 Mar, 2021
€2,449 / approx. £2,280
27 Mar - 18 Apr, 2021
€3,049 / approx. £2,840
19 Apr - 28 May, 2021
€2,449 / approx. £2,280
29 May - 25 Jun, 2021
€3,259 / approx. £3,030
26 Jun - 16 Jul, 2021
€4,699 / approx. £4,370
17 Jul - 15 Aug, 2021
€5,459 / approx. £5,080
16 - 29 Aug, 2021
€4,699 / approx. £4,370
30 Aug - 3 Oct, 2021
€3,049 / approx. £2,840
4 - 15 Oct, 2021
€2,449 / approx. £2,280
16 - 31 Oct, 2021
€2,759 / approx. £2,570
1 Nov - 31 Dec, 2021
€2,449 / approx. £2,280
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Rates are quoted in Euros with a guide Sterling value and payment can be made in either currency.
All rental periods include 1 mid-week maid service with towel change. Extra maid service available please ask for details.
Pool heating is available and costs an additional €350 per week. The price is inclusive of VAT. Please note that the temperature of the water when heated is dependent on the external temperature / weather. Cold overnight temperatures and rain will mean that the water may be cooler. We cannot guarantee a temperature of the water. The pool cover must be returned when finished swimming to ensure that the heat of the water stays warm. A pool fence can be installed for an additional payment of €275 per week.
Changeover days vary from property to property please email us for more information. It is necessary to vacate the villa by 10am on the day of departure. Access to the villa is after 4pm on day of arrival.
The quoted weekly rates include maid service with a mid-week towel change. Stays of 13 nights or more include a long-stay clean and linen change. For stays of 9 to 12 nights for your comfort, there is a compulsory additional maid service with linen and towel change at a surcharge of €238.37. The rental includes air conditioning, preparation of the property and cleaning on departure. All bed linen and towels are provided.
Individual hire : Foldaway bed with linen and towels €125, baby travel cot (as provided by manufacturer) & provision of foam mattress, linen and towels €90, high chair €30. Extra Maid service on request - €60 per 2 hour booking (this consists of either 1 maid for 2 hours or 2 maids for 1 hour).
SandyBlue can provide many extras on request (charges apply) such as in villa catering, car hire and airport transfers etc. Please ask for more details.
For all rentals, a securing deposit must be paid at the time of booking. This is 25% of the total booking value. All such deposits are non-refundable. The final balance is to be paid 12 weeks before arrival.
Accidental Damage Cover (Non-Refundable)
Villa Gela-Mar is covered for accidental damage by a non-refundable charge of €6 per person (excluding infants) which will be added to your confirmation invoice. This covers you for accidental damage to the property during your occupation up to the value of €200 per incident. This expressly excludes damage caused through negligence and / or vandalism.
If there has been any damage to the property which exceeds the value of €200, or we believe has been caused by negligence and / or vandalism, you will be notified by email within 14 days of your leaving date and we will issue you an invoice for immediate payment.
In the event of any damage, we ask that you notify us immediately regardless of value.
This does not cover lost house keys which will be immediately charged if lost.
Security Deposit (Refundable)
In addition to the ‘Accidental Damage Cover’, Villa Gela-Mar is also subject to a refundable ‘Security Deposit’. This is a fixed amount of €800 and is payable at least 4 weeks prior to arrival date.
Any damage caused to the property must be reported immediately and any damage cost will be deducted from your security deposit. Your ‘Accidental Damage Cover’ will cover the first €200 of any single incident.
Following your departure, the Property Management Team will inspect the property and you will be informed within 10 days of any issues identified. Your security deposit will be returned within 14 days.
* Tentative dates have flexible availability, feel free to enquiry for these dates.
Great Villa which we loved. Great service , very attentive and very helpful from booking to arriving home. Friendly and helpful team, not intrusive but always there when needed. Not far short of perfect. Perfect.
We had a great holiday thank you. We loved the villa, it was in a great location and beautifully decorated. Our main aim when searching for a villa was the safety aspect, since we had 4 children with us (including a toddler!). We found it to be very safe and secure- the pool barrier is a must and it made our holiday more relaxing. Thank you for being so quick to respond to emails and any questions we had. We have enjoyed the process and been very impressed with Sandy Blue. As and when we go to book another holiday, we will look to use you again.
We had a lovely time, your company was fantastic at being efficient and professional.
We all had a great stay at the Gela mar house. It is very near the beach and we walked there easily with the children and my parents. The children loved the pool and played with the toys already available at the house. The house is very complete. A very nice thing about the house is the terrace at the roof top. We were sitting there every morning. We had lovely weather and enjoyed the Algarve again. We will be coming back.
We really enjoyed our time at Villa Gela Mar, the location was excellent for us, being easy walking distance to the beach, communal facilities at Dunas Douradas and a number of nearby restaurant’s. The Villa was ideal for our 3 year old and parents alike and we wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Sandyblue to friends. Thanks for making our holiday an enjoyable experience.
Just say a massive thank you to all at SandyBlue for such excellent service. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay on the Algarve and the excellent facilities. We will not hesitate to call on you again should we look to come again, nor would we hesitate to recommend you to our friends.
Our 3rd time booking with Sandyblue, and they always deliver. On this occasion went with friends for a golf trip, and staying at a villa (Vila Gela Mar) much more fun than a dull apartment or hotel, and with the Dunas Dourados club house on our doorstep, this villa was perfect for us. Sandyblue always go the extra mile and have great property knowledge, so can't understand why anyone would risk booking elsewhere."
We had a fantastic holiday - thanks very much to all the Sandy Blue Team for your friendly help.
Thank you so much we had a fabulous time at Vill a Gela Mar. It exceeded all our expectations and we will definitely be using your company again if we travel to the Algarve in the future.
The villa was very comfortable and convenient for the wonderful beach. Thank you for your assistance, and we will definitely consider booking another year with Sandy Blue.
Hi Marta & Team at Sandy Blue, We're recently back from a wonderful holiday in Villa Gela Mar, Dunas Doradas. The villa was stunning! Thank you so much for our welcome pack. All we had to do was eat, drink and sunbathe! We had a fantastic holiday thanks to all the Sandy Blue team. We couldn't have asked for more. This is our 4th time having our holidays with you and we will certainly be returning. Thanks so much, Tom & Fiona Kiely
We have come home Sandy Blue!! We can never thank you enough but we'll never come to the Algarve again without using your company! You have made the Kiely family so happy. We'll carry your bags with pride....
Sally and I thoroughly enjoyed our holiday with Sandy Blue and would highly recommend you and your team. Nothing was too much trouble and I'm sure we'll be back sooner rather than later.
Yes, (we received your email) sorry, just been so busy since our return. We had a lovely time thank you. SandyBlue were so helpful throughout our booking. We arrived at our spotlessly clean villa to a fridge full of food which was so welcome. Everything we requested had been done. Thank you all very much. Many thanks again, Heather
Hello Ladies and Miguel Thank you for making our holiday at Villa Gelamar in Dunas Douradas complex so enjoyable and trouble free. We can’t thank you enough you were all brilliant from the first booking to a nice e-mail greeting our return to the UK. I Have to give you all 10 out of 10 - superb. Hope to see you next year sometime. Until then very best wishes and kind regards and many, many thanks for a superb holiday. Tony & Theresa Villa Gelamar October 2nd to 16th 2014
We spent 10 amazing days in Vila Gela Mar. When we arrived we were astonished by the interior as well as the exterior. Everything was just perfect! The location close to the beach, nice restaurants and the communal facilities was great for our family vacation with 2 young children and grandparents. Nice with all the toys for the kids even though most of the time was spend in the pool. We did not rent at car, but instead we used the taxi company Jumping Little Monkey, which we can highly recommend. Timely and very service-minded. We did our grocery shopping in Almancil, and it worked out well. Everybody coming to the area should definitely have dinner at Parilla Naturel. What an extraordinary place! Haven’t seen anything like it. Top food and service and the kids area with cinema made the evening perfect. We all fell in love with Algarve and are without doubt coming back next year. Regards, Heidi
Thanks for the email, yes we had a fantastic time at Vila Gela the week was really special. I have to say that Villa Gela Mar was ideal for our special break this year, 10 minutes stroll from fantastic beaches, great restaurants within walking distance also. The villa itself was brilliant great communal areas by the pool and in the lounge but also a great covered veranda up on the roof where you can get away sit in the shade and be engrossed in the latest book. A brilliant week which we all loved. Steve & Kath, Martin & Helen, Steve & Diane Thanks Sandy Blue we had a fab time. Steve Barker
We left our villa on Saturday just wanted to say thank you so much for your help when we needed it ,we had a wonderful 2 weeks .
Hi there, Just wanted to say a big thank you to you both for being there and looking after us at the lovely Gela-Mar Villa, we had such a great couple of weeks and I am now back at work and wishing we were still there :( - Thanks again, Kerry Gowans Thank you so much for looking after us so well and the villa was perfect in every way! Just need to win the lottery now...Thanks again, Paula
Great holiday. Only thing missing at the villa was sky for the World Cup which would've been great. It's my fault for not checking that beforehand. Thanks , Jamie
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