Married to Humberto. We met in UK 22 years ago and now live in the hills behind Quarteira, which is where he was born. He works for an airline so I get to travel round the world from time to time....lucky me.
Well now where to begin? Staying at Gail's flat was an absolute treat. Gail and Umberto were there waiting for us even though we arrived very late at night. They left us delicious treats to have in the morning, coffee and milk. Something that seems so effortless yet when you wake up the next morning hungry and looking for something to eat that's when you'll realize just how appreciative you are. The location is GREAT. Someone else has already said it but whether you travel to the East, the West the placement of this flat is so central it makes the excursion drives a real treat.
The flat is clean and so well equipped. The beds were so big and let me say positively divine to sleep in.
Gail is responsive, answers questions, provides you with a binder of information and quickly replies to any needs or queries you may have.
Would my son and I come back? In a heartbeat!
This flat is a hidden treasure in southern Portugal.
We were first time travelers to Portugal so I leave you with two more thoughts. The restaurant across the road from the flat is amazing as is the young lady who is the server. Sophie struggled to speak to us in English but she did just fine and taught us some Portuguese. Don't miss out on the meals there.
Last but not least, we traveled about quite a bit and only on the last night there realized that there are numerous and amazing shops throughout the little streets down by the water.
Susan and AJ Ross, Ottawa Ontario Canada
It's a very nice house, with a lot of stuff making you feel like home, and clean, the beach is near the apartment (10 mnt walking).
We came to Algarve to explore it, not to stay in the same place, and we had seven marvelous days in Gail's flat. It's centralized situation on the Algarve's coast permitted us to make excursions in every direction : Sagres and the coast North of it, Lagos (lovely boat excursion into the sea caves), Albufeira, Tavira, Alte, Loulé, Silves, the montes de Monchique, ..., we bathed every day on another fabulous beach, and also in the natural source of Alte (ice cold !)
Gail welcomed us personally and provided us all the necessary information about the flat and possible excursions. In the fridge we found a complete breakfast for the next morning, and butter biscuits on the table. There are a lot of small details in the bathrooms as well, and the hairdryer comes very handy. Everything is clean and bright, and the decoration in general is very nice (I asked Gail how she obtained the beautiful finish of some furniture). You will find everything you need from pencil to beach parasol !
I can only recommend Gail's apartment to explore the Algarve !
Thank you Gail !
Светлая, просторная, уютная квартира. Все что надо для комфортного отдыха есть, даже гриль. Место для парковки машины было всегда. Все рядом - море, супермаркет, рынок.
Отдыхали - август 2013г.
nous avons passé un très bon séjour dans l'appartement de gael , il ne manquait rien
très bien situé le petit commerce du coin de la rue est très bien
l’environnement est très agréable
dommage que rien n'est traduit en français dans le classeur
nous reviendrons c'est sur !!!!
dommage aussi que nous n'avons pas vu gael pendant notre séjour
Gail's apartment is lovely, a real home away from home! Beds are fantastically comfy and we had everything we needed (and more).
The beach is gorgeous and only a 5 minute walk away, and there are loads of great places nearby. We had a great stay and really recommend it as a base for a chilled sunny holiday!
Gail is a great host and so helpful - she sent us through directions from the airport in English and Portuguese, and gave us an English-speaking taxi number to catch our early flight back. We really recommend the apartment and had a great time!
I cannot recommend Gail and Humberto's flat highly enough! The bedrooms are big, bright and sunny; there's a balcony which gets the sun in the morning and one which gets it in the afternoon and evening (brilliant for a wee glass of something after a day's exploring); and Gail has thought of everything from a bottle opener to an iron to a very handy hair dryer.
You leave feeling like you have been welcome guests rather than just holiday tenants.
Gail is a very nice person! Left milk and delicious cooks for us! Also there is plenty of information about places to go, restaurantes, etc, in the apartament.
If you are looking for a quiet place to stay very close to the beach, this apartament is a great place!
The apartament is really nice and only 5 minutes walking to the beach. The bus station is a few meters from the apartament and THE BEST restaurant of Algarve is just across the apartament. The name of the restaurant is KAPITAL! Wonderful food, cheap and great people there!
Response from Gail:
Força, Luciana! Muito obrigada pele o (email hidden)óxima.
We had a great stay at Gail's apartment. It was spacious, clean and had absolutely everything we needed. Parking was no problem at all since parking spaces were right in front of the house. We had a really great stay!
Appartement propre, spacieux, bien disposé et éclairé. Gail et humberto sont très agréables.
Il manque quelques ustensiles de cuisine (casserole) et un micro ondes.
Internet serait un plus incontestable.
We stayed in Gail and Humberto's apartment and had a wonderful holiday. Little touches of consideration like their putting milk in the fridge and some breakfast things for our late arrival set the tone for feeling you're being well taken care of. We'll definitely come again - I just hope they don't become too popular!