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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.
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Gail's place is a bit of Britain in the heart of the Algarve. Because we were traveling throughout Portugal in the middle of winter, we chose this location not for its proximity to the beautiful beach, which is only a few blocks away, but for its central nature that made it easy for the five of us to get to every other village in the Algarve on day trips. The apartment met that criteria beautifully. Unfortunately, the temperature took a serious downturn before we arrived (the coldest winter in 40 years). Gail went above and beyond to keep us warm by providing everything from portable heaters and electric bed warmers to lap robes and winter pajamas. We greatly appreciated her heroic efforts!
Gail welcomed us to the lovely flat and we felt at home straight away. The décor and furnishings create a homely atmosphere and the rooms were extremely clean and spacious. The surrounding area was quiet as we arrived late in the season and there was very little noise in the evening and night time which was as we like it with young children. Would certainly recommend this flat to anyone considering a stay in Quarteira. We love it here as it is not too commercialized and there are plenty of options to keep children entertained.
We spent a great week at Gail's apartment in Quarteira. Gail and her husband met us at the apartment and showed us round then left us to get on with our holiday. We enjoyed the beach in Quarteira and the walk to Vilamoura, we hired bikes from Paul at Ticketland at a very reasonable price as our stay was just after the peak season and enjoyed a lovely meal at O Gaveto (worth trying to find in the maze of streets around the apartment if you fancy tasty Mediterranean style food). All in all, we really enjoyed our stay at Gail's apartment and would recommend to anyone looking for a taste of the Algarve!
Glad to have met you both. Say Hi to Guildford for me when you're next in town! G
Огромная благодарность Gail e Humberto за прекрасные условия нашего отдыха! Мы нашли больше,чем ожидали-очень просторная и по-домашнему уютная квартира! Милая хозяйка позаботилась о всех возможных бытовых мелочах-полотенца,салфеточки,средства гигиены,фен,все,что нужно.Особенно было приятно обнаружить детские игры и пляжные принадлежности-зонтики,тенты и шляпы! В день приезда Gail радушно встретила нас,показала квартиру,все объяснила,рассказала,где найти поблизости магазины и кафе,и все дни нашего отдыха постоянно была на связи.Отдельное спасибо Humberto-это "добрый фей",он появлялся незаметно,менял баллон с газом и исчезал,пока мы были на пляже или на экскурсии.Мы отдыхали с тремя детьми три недели,и время в гостях у Gail в Квартейре пролетело незаметно.Наши самые наилучшие пожелания хозяйке,и очень-очень хотим снова встретиться! Семья Родаевых из С-Петербурга.Россия.
We had a wonderful week at Gail's flat, which is even better than it looks in the pictures - big, airy rooms, tastefully decorated, and everything we needed for a comfortable stay. (Even books and toys for the kids!)
Everything we needed was within comfortable walking distance - the beach, shops, fish market etc. The beach itself is great, and wasn't crowded while we were there at Easter.
The food at Kapital across the road was delicious, so we found ourselves there several times. Faro airport is 20 minutes away by taxi, which made the journey easy.
Gail was the perfect host - kindly letting us check-in early as soon as our flight arrived, quick to respond to all requests, and otherwise leaving us in peace.
We are recommending Gail's flat to our friends and hope to visit again soon.
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
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!