Villa location and size was excellent especially all bedrooms being ensuite and an additional two toilets/washrooms. Furniture and bathroom could be modernised in downstairs basement bedroom but not essential. My wife and I stayed downstairs in the basement and although not the best bed and modern, it was nice and private from the rest of the group. Would suggest all showers should be upgraded but again not essential. The agency we booked through " Algarve Villa Holdidays" were excellent to deal with, very friendly and their office was just about 1.5km away. They were very tentative to our needs and also very good with arranging transport and other details to make our stay enjoyable and stress free. The area is very safe and close walk to the fantastic Praia de Gale beach which had everything a beach needs with long sandy beach, good restaurants, bars and beach sports, plus quiet areas. Plus you have the boardwalk and bird sanctuary directly behind the main beach which is delightful for a quiet stroll or morning run.
Pool at villa was very cold even in August such that the kids teeth were chattering ! so we ended up paying the 200GBP to heat the pool which was much better but still very surprised with the cost. The only other minor negative is that not all the outside lights were working on arrival which meant we had to sit in dark for our evening wines, beers& BBQ, but his got resolved in second week of our stay. Oh and the bath towels could be softer or less starch !! Very nice to have the pool table and table tennis for some family competitions.
Overall we had an excellent stay and thoroughly enjoyed the villa and lovely region of Gale, highly recommend. We have stayed in Portugal many times from the far west and a number of times in Vale da Lobo but next time we will be going back to Gale !! Would also definitely book again with the same letting company - Algarve Villaholidays, since they were so professional and friendly to deal with plus reassuring.