Riad Gale Serpa

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Located in the heart of a quiet residential area, this Moroccan-inspired villa is the perfect place to escape in the sun. Its prestigious location lets you enjoy the best of both worlds during your stay – a cosy home away from home, and all the fun of a lively beach holiday.

Arriving at Riad Serpa Gale, you’ll first be wowed by its quiet location and quaint Portuguese architecture. Inside, however, is a Moroccan dream made reality. Lovingly decorated in traditional Moroccan style throughout, you’ll feel like you stepped across the sea into Portugal’s African neighbour.

Entering the home, you’ll find two levels entirely dedicated to yourselves. On the ground floor is your living room and diner. Comfortable sofas and chairs make up the seating area, with a satellite TV and DVD player for your enjoyment. A cosy dining area is also situated in the lounge, allowing for days and nights spent in good company.

Your kitchen is fully-equipped with everything you could need to make home cooked meals during your stay, including coffee machines. There’s also a small table situated in the kitchen, perfect for casual coffees and conversation.
Your four en-suite bedrooms are also all decorated in delightful Moroccan stylings, providing two rooms with twin single beds and two rooms with king-size beds to choose from. On the upper level you’ll find two lavishly decorated balconies for your relaxation.

Outside, your private swimming pool is flanked by enough sun loungers to comfortable accommodate groups of any size wishing to enjoy the Portuguese sun. Your 8x4m variable depth swimming pool features a set of steps to enter and a gentle incline to its deeper sides. Beside the pool, you’ll also find a separate shower and bathroom block and an outside kitchen complete with pizza oven. Wrapping around the villa is also your own personal play area for small children, complete with a horse carousel and swing set.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • There’s no on-site parking at Riad Serpa Gale, however a number of park spaces are available directly opposite the villa
  • We recommend renting a car during your stay to help you get around and explore the surrounding areas
  • The swimming pool has a variable depth, so keep an eye on children around the pool area as some areas are deeper than others

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Safety Deposit Box Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Working Fireplace Heating

The Villa

The house with 4 bedrooms en suite, is located near the beach of Gale, in a quiet area, ideal for family vacation with or without children, perfect for walking. The house was decorated in a mourish style and has a total of 4 bedrooms en suite with air conditioning, and five bathrooms (plus an extra bathroom outside), spread over two levels.

Ground Floor
- Ample living room with comfortable seating and satellite TV
- Open plan dining room for 8 people and access to the patio
- Fully equipped kitchen with breakfast area for 4 people and access to the patio
- Utility room with washing machine
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with three single beds and en-suite shower room

First Floor
- Bedroom with double bed and, access to a balcony en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with two single beds, access to a balcony and en-suite shower room

Exterior Grounds
- Private swimming pool (8 x 4 m)
- Outdoor shower and toilet
- Large patio area
- Covered terrace
- Outdoor dining
- Chill out area
- Various sun loungers
- Garden furniture
- Various parasols
- Barbecue

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi connection
- Air conditioning
- Radiant heating
- Cot and high chair
- Dishwasher
- Satellite TV
- Hair dryer
- Coffe machine
- Safe box
- Body soap

Registration Number: 37994/AL


About the surrounding area of Riad Gale Serpa
Walk to Beach Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Riad Serpa Gale is located in a quiet residential area of sunny Gale, just 45 minutes’ drive from Faro airport. In the surrounding area you’ll find plenty to keep yourself fed, watered and entertained, with your nearest supermarket being less than 10 minutes away by foot and the beach less than 15.

Despite being set back from the heart of Gale, you’ll never feel like you’re missing out. With bars, restaurants, beaches and shops just a short walk away you can easily choose what you want to do each day as it comes.

Your nearest beach is the beautiful Praia da Gale, a sandy Blue Flag beach with calm clean waters which signal the end of a miles-long stretch of pristine sands you can spend hours walking along. Kids of all ages are catered to in the area, with lots to see and do for little and big children alike.

If you rent a car during your stay, Gale offers easy access to the wider Albufeira area and Algarve region. Albufeira, the capital and heart of the Algarve, is around a 15 minutes’ drive from Riad Serpa Gale, promising a great day out for holidaymakers from all walks of life.

In the surrounding area you’ll find plenty to do, with golf courses, nature parks and waterparks all on your doorstep.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Faro Airport

(50 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Faro Ferry Port

(50 km)

Nearest Village Gale

(250 m)

Nearest Town/City Guia

(5 km)

Nearest Restaurant Colibri 2 Restaurant

(400 m)

Nearest Bar/Pub Scoobys Pool Bar

(2 km)

Nearest Supermarket Apolonia Supermercados

(450 m)

Nearest Beach Manuel Lourenco Beach

(1 km)

Nearest Golf Salgados Golf Course

(3 km)

Nearest Tennis Vilamoura Tennis & Padel Club

(23 km)


Please be aware that the location tab shown on the website is not based on the property's exact location; therefore, all location amenities are an approx of facilities, restaurants, and villages/towns you might find around the property. The property's exact location will be provided to you before arrival and might come along with some recommendations about the area and what to visit.


Albufeira is one of the Algarve’s top hotspots. It’s a charismatic beach town with an energetic and busy vibe where every type of holidaymaker can find something to enjoy. Not only is it family friendly and bursting with great activities for kids and teens, there is also a buzzing nightlife scene on the downtown strip for adults travelling on their own.

If you’re after something a bit more cultural, there is also a beautiful Old Town where all the best restaurants and historical sites can be found. For those looking to get a little bit extra out of their Albufeira stay, Vidamar Resort in the Salgados area offers all the perks of staying in a self-catered villa plus the amenities of a luxury resort. 

Not far from there you’ll also come across the beachy Sao Rafael as well as Galé where the sandy stretches and deep blue waves will have you thinking you’re on the set of a photoshoot. Golf lovers might want to head to Amendoeira Golf Resort, located a quick fifteen minutes from Albufeira, which is perfect those who like a good game while still staying close to town.


Though most people tend to see the Algarve as all about the beaches and a holiday on the Med, there’s far much more to it than that. 

But while you’re enjoying one of our fantastic villas in Algarve, you may well want to take some time out from all that sun worship to explore everything else the region has to offer – so we’ve put together this handy travel guide to give you a little help and inspiration!

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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Kids of all ages will be spoiled for choice when staying in Gale. Not only is there plenty to see and do within their immediate vicinity, the wider Albufeira offers a massive selection of activities and adventures designed with kids in mind.

Around Riad Serpa Gale, you have Praia da Gale right on your doorstep, a beautiful sandy Blue Flag beach popular with families of all ages. You’ll find plenty of kid-friendly activities around the beach area, such as snorkelling, pedalo slides and paddle boarding. Older children can enjoy more adventurous sports like windsurfing, Jet Ski riding and parasailing.

Just a short drive away from Riad Serpa Gale is Aqualand, a fun-packed waterpark where kids can easily spend a whole day enjoying its waterslides, rapids, lazy rivers and wave pools. Or, you can take them on a 4x4 safari of the surrounding areas, where local guides will show you the fascinating plant and wildlife that make Albufeira such a beautiful and diverse location.

Day trips couldn’t be easier as Gale offers easy access to plenty of destinations around Albufeira and the wider Algarve. Albufeira itself is only around than 30 minutes away, where kids can learn all about the area’s fascinating history and walk through its historic old town. Other historical sites in the area include the ruins of an ancient roman villa and a castle.

Kids can also discover the magic of Portugal on a boat trip around its beautiful caves and inlets where they’re likely to spot wild dolphins at play. Or, take a glass bottom boat out onto the waters to see what lies beneath the gentle blue waves.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Catering Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Yoga Classes Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Catering Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers
- Babysitting/childcare services

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €500 charged to client’s credit card before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 5 pm
Departure time 10 am
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €200 per stay to be paid at the time of the booking. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Bed linen and bath towels are included in the rental price.
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included in rental price.
Minimum stay 7 nights
Changeover day Flexible.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement of €150 per pet per stay will apply (paid locally).
Smoking Allowed? Not permitted.
Tax Tourist Tax included in the rental price.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Other Ts and Cs First cot and highchair are included in the rental price. For the second item it will have an extra cost of €200, to be paid with the balance.
Other Ts and Cs Transfer form the airport to the property can be arrange at an extra cost, please enquire.
Other Ts and Cs Pool fance available free of charge, please enquiere.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 9 people: For every additional guest up to 9, it will cost an additional £120 per person per night.

Rental period Weekly
Jun 2nd 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 £3,443
Jul 1st 2023 - Aug 1st 2023 £4,208
Aug 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 £4,591
Sep 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 £4,017
Oct 1st 2023 - Nov 1st 2023 £3,252
Nov 1st 2023 - Feb 1st 2024 £2,678
Feb 1st 2024 - Apr 1st 2024 £2,640
Apr 1st 2024 - May 1st 2024 £2,948
May 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £3,389
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 £3,911
Jul 1st 2024 - Aug 1st 2024 £4,840
Aug 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 £5,280
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 £4,620
Oct 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 £3,740
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 3rd 2024 £3,080

Prices based on an occupancy of 9 people: For every additional guest up to 9, it will cost an additional €131 per person per night.

Rental period Weekly
Jun 2nd 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 €3,763
Jul 1st 2023 - Aug 1st 2023 €4,599
Aug 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 €5,017
Sep 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 €4,390
Oct 1st 2023 - Nov 1st 2023 €3,554
Nov 1st 2023 - Feb 1st 2024 €2,927
Feb 1st 2024 - Apr 1st 2024 €2,885
Apr 1st 2024 - May 1st 2024 €3,222
May 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €3,703
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 €4,274
Jul 1st 2024 - Aug 1st 2024 €5,289
Aug 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 €5,770
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 €5,049
Oct 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 €4,087
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 3rd 2024 €3,366

Prices based on an occupancy of 9 people: For every additional guest up to 9, it will cost an additional $141 per person per night.

Rental period Weekly
Jun 2nd 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 $4,050
Jul 1st 2023 - Aug 1st 2023 $4,949
Aug 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 $5,399
Sep 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 $4,725
Oct 1st 2023 - Nov 1st 2023 $3,825
Nov 1st 2023 - Feb 1st 2024 $3,150
Feb 1st 2024 - Apr 1st 2024 $3,105
Apr 1st 2024 - May 1st 2024 $3,467
May 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $3,985
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 $4,599
Jul 1st 2024 - Aug 1st 2024 $5,692
Aug 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 $6,209
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 $5,433
Oct 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 $4,398
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 3rd 2024 $3,622

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


  • Great villa, lives up to the photos

    on 23/08/2022

    The villa was great and it really lives up to the photos. Very comfortable and roomy for the 6 of us with loads of space and our hosts were very friendly and accommodating so we couldn't ask more for our first visit to the Algarve. We plan to come again soon in this will be on the top of our list.

  • Another wonderful holiday

    on 01/08/2022

    From the moment we arrived at Riad Serpa and met our host Nando it was clear this was going to be a very special week. Two people in our group arrived early in the morning and Nando went out of his way to facilitate an early check-in and baggage drop so they could explore the beaches in comfort. When I arrived he explained everything about the villa and took me for a drive in his car to show me the two local beaches and local restaurants and supermarket.
    The spacious villa has beautiful Moroccan-themed decor both inside and out, a gated private pool complete with loungers, daybed, shower and outdoor toilet, and lots of outdoor seating areas to relax, read, or take a break in the shade. Inside the kitchen was very well equipped with everything you could possibly need, the beds were super comfortable and the standard of cleaning was really excellent. A truly wonderful touch was the provision of Moroccan kaftans (djellabas) for all the guests! These got plenty of use being ideal casual wear in such a hot climate.
    The outside are also has a built in brick BBQ and the local supermarket sells a wonderful range of skewers and other meats and fish, ideal for a “ready made” BBQ experience.
    The two children in our group loved the little garden playground too, with its roundabout and swing. The villa is located in a lovely quiet part of Gale with the well-stocked Apolina supermarket just a few minutes' walk away, it also has a very nice coffee shop for snacks and ice cream. Gale beach (with its Michelin-star restaurant Vila Joya) is about 5 - 10 mins walk away – it has surfing school and paddle boards and such like for hire but there is also a quieter part of the beach closer to the villa with the Praia Lourenco restaurant, we enjoyed a delicious family meal there, a beautiful spot to watch the sun go down over the beach.
    On our last day our flight departure was late evening so Nando took our bags for storage allowing us a baggage free day on the excellent Gale beach.

    We would highly recommend Riad Serpa and hope to return there for another wonderful holiday.

  • The villa is beautiful

    on 29/06/2022

    The villa is beautiful. Attention to detail is second to none and the decor is stunning.
    Located near the beaches, restaurants and supermarket, the villa is perfect for a relaxed family holiday.
    Tila and her family were very accommodating to us and literally bent over backwards to help us.
    Thank you for your amazing hospitality!

  • Very clean and comfortable house

    on 15/04/2022

    We had a great time at Tila's house. She was very nice and easy to communicate with. The house was very clean and comfortable.

  • We'll definitely be going back!

    on 06/04/2022

    A wonderful house in a great location!
    Big thanks to Tila and her family for making us feel welcome in their lovely home.
    We've stayed in various holiday houses over the years but we've never received such great service from a host which made our stay all the more enjoyable.
    We'll definitely be going back!

  • Fantastic stay!

    on 19/10/2021

    Fantastic stay! In addition to the friendliness we were received by Fernando and Tila, the villa is faithful to the photos, all the Moroccan details and all the spaces are super welcoming. The details we liked the most were the living room ceiling lights, which Fernando told us they came directly from Marrakech last week and they were absolutely gorgeous in the evening!!! Plus, the location was great, with Apolónia supermarket and colibri cafe 5 minutes away on foot, and the beaches right next door. Cleaning was 5* especially in covid times. In general we liked it a lot and hope to come back next year!

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