Encosta São José

Welcome to Encosta São José. Situated just under 2 kilometres from Praia da Galé Oeste, this T2 apartment in Encosta São José offers an excellent choice for your family holiday retreat. Its close proximity to Albufeira’s city centre ensures convenience, with cafes, bakeries, supermarkets, and an ATM all within easy reach.

The complex features two outdoor swimming pools, including a dedicated children’s pool, as well as a play area for kids and a barbecue spot for delightful outdoor gatherings. Parking is available for all residents, with common shared spaces outside the complex for free use. Please note that the garage is restricted to permanent residents or owners and is not accessible to visitors or customers.

Inside the apartment, you’ll find two bedrooms, and two bathrooms, complete with bed linen and towels, a flat-screen TV, a cosy dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a charming patio offering garden views. Designed to accommodate a maximum of 4 adults and 1 child, this apartment is the perfect choice for a memorable family vacation. Get in touch with us today to learn more and secure your reservation!




Near places:
· Restaurante A casa do Avô
· Restaurante Ramires
· Praia do Galé
· Restaurante Evaristo
· Restaurante o Marinheiro
· Praia dos Salgados
· Zoomarine
· Aldi Supermercado

· A week before your arrival you will receive an email with house details (location and how to get the keys) and instructions to pay the safety deposit so you will be asked to provide your email
· Check-in – 16h
· Check-out – 10h

Emergency number:
· In your check-in will be provided with an emergency number to be used in case of urgent matters. This number will be sent by email.

House Rules:
· 350 € as a safety deposit one week before entering the house. The amount will be refunded up to 1 week after check-out and will only be deducted in case of damage to the property.
· Pets are not allowed
· Smoking is not allowed
· It is not allowed for parties

Extra guests and beds:
· Maximum capacity: 4
· Extra Guests: +1 child (bed)
Kids until 2 years old – extra cot – 7,50 € per night


Villa Arines

Property Details

Located less than a ten-minute stroll from some of Gale’s extensive selection of popular sandy beaches, Villa Arines is sure to be a firm favourite with everyone.

We were immediately elated by the villa’s fabulous location and equally smitten by the smart and contemporary interiors. Each of the three bedrooms is finished to a high standard each boasting air conditioning and doors leading out to either the pool terrace or a balcony, and the care and excellent attention to detail are clearly evident throughout. This careful eye for detail is extended to the exteriors, where on one side you will find an attractive lawned garden, brick-built barbecue, and garden furniture. On the other side of the terrace is the gated pool and covered alfresco dining area for you to enjoy your meal with a view.

As lovely as the villa is, being located so close to the beautiful sandy beaches of Gale, and a short stroll from a smattering of shops, mini markets, and restaurants, Villa Arines is sure to be a popular addition to our expanding portfolio of excellent villas here in the Algarve.

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Changeover Days

The usual day is Saturday.

Mid-May – Mid-September is fixed, and flexible at any other time.

Check-in and out times

Check-in: 16:00

Check-out: 10:00

Wi-Fi included

Ground Floor

Bedroom 1

Double Bed, Doors to Terrace Gardens, Air Conditioning

Bedroom 2

Twin Beds, Doors to Terrace Gardens, Air Conditioning


Bath with shower over, Toilet, Basin

Utility Room

Washing Machine, External Access


Oven, Hob, Microwave, Dishwasher, Fridge Freezer, Dining Facilities


DVD Player, Air Conditioning, Sat TV Few English Channels

First Floor

Bedroom 3

Double Bed, Balcony, Air Conditioning

Bedroom 3 Ensuite

Basin, Toilet, Bath with shower over



Covered Terrace(s), Open Terrace(s), Alfresco Dining Facilities, Sun Loungers, Parasol, Lawn, Brick Built BBQ, Enclosed Garden


Off Road Parking


Outdoor Private Pool, Pool Size: 7.00m x 4.00m, Pool Depth: 1.20m – 1.60m, Fenced / Gated Pool, Steps Access

Mobility Statement

To access the villa there is a path which is 120cm wide along with 3 steps to the villa itself. The front door has a width of 80cm and other doors that access the pool area are the patio doors from the double bedroom which are 110cm wide. Paths from the villa to the pool area are 80cm wide, the grounds are flat and the pool has Roman steps to enter. There is one step up to the pool area and the pool is gated, the gate width is 85cm. the widest bedroom door on the ground floor is 68cm wide and the door into the lounge area is 60cm wide which is the only ground floor bathroom. The door into the kitchen/dining area is 68cm wide and the door into the lounge area is 120cm wide. *Please note that although every effort has been made to ensure the information provided is accurate, errors can occur and if you need to find out more specific information about the villa, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Tourist Licence

*Any items marked with an asterisk may be subject to an additional charge.


Beach: 1 km

Restaurant: 800 m

Stores: 800 m

Airport: 50,8 km

Nearest Airport

Faro Airport (FAO)

Resort Description

A sweeping three-mile stretch of perfectly manicured golden sand dominates this part of the Portuguese coastline and is backed by dramatic limestone cliffs making it one of the Algarve’s most picturesque resorts. Gale Beach (or Praia de Gale) is suitable for all ages, with calming waters ideal for paddling on some days, and on others, there are stronger waves making water sports a great option. Our villas in Gale are within easy reach of the beach, whilst the vibrant town of Albufeira is just a short drive away.