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Apartment with Balcony & Roof Terrace with views over river~ LICENSE NO 11829/AL

Apartment with Balcony & Roof Terrace with views over river~ LICENSE NO 11829/AL



Updated: 24-May-2015
Riverside Apartment in the Centre of Historic Tavira, Eastern Algarve - In The Heart Of The Town But Away From The Hustle And Bustle With Endless White Sand Beaches Nearby

The whole area in front of the apartment, alongside the riverside has been completely renovated with a wide pedestrian area and seating alongside the river. Although the fishing boats remain moored all the net boxes etc have been moved to a dedicated area on the other side of the bridge, photos soon.

Set on the first floor of a townhouse a much sought after 1 double bedroom apartment with large balcony overlooking the Rio Gilao, where you can watch the world go by and a very private roof terrace with stunning views over the river to the Igreja Calma and the old town. The balcony and roof terrace are a real bonus to this apartment which is already in a special position. We are just about to upgrade the bedroom completely for the 2015 season, photos soon. In the season the ferry to Ilha Tavira, with its famous long white sandy beaches, is just a step away which makes a perfect start and finish to a day on the beach. In the heart of Tavira, yet away from the hustle and bustle, with its cobbled streets, small shops, restaurants and riverside cafes As Tavira is rated as a 'Slow City' this is just what you will experience in the relatively unspoilt historic town This is an all year round destination having dual air-conditioning/heater units in the lounge and bedroom. NEW units have been fitted for your optimum comfort-more efficient and quieter. All windows have fly screens. This apartment can be rented along with the rear studio P8492 to make very flexible accommodation for two couples sharing but having total independence. We offer a reduced price when renting both facilities.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom

About the Owner

We are George and Barbara & have been married for over 45 years! We have 30 years+ previous experience of renting properties in Sussex & Belgium. We have had a villa in Tavira for 11 years & when we retired spent time between the 3 countries. Needless to say we could not resist looking for good quality properties for rental & decided to share the lovely city of Tavira with others. We have always had the opinion that if we would want to stay in a place so would other people and we have always used that criteria. We realise that holidays are very important to people as they spend a long time choosing and looking forward to them & saving for them. For us it is also important that we treat people as we like to be treated. We are constantly looking to upgrade our apartments for extra comfort

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed Tavira the apartment was very clean & comfortable was well placed to explore & near to restaurants which were impressive & good value We hope to be back next year for longer PR

Your apartment & its location were ideal & we loved town We holiday a lot & do not often return to a place but we may break that habit with Tavira we both loved it AS

Thanks for a lovely holiday The apartment was very comfortable, spotlessly clean & exceeded our expectation a real home from home VG

Thank you for a wonderful holiday your accommodation was exceptional & it was a pleasure to meet George DM

Brilliant place!We will be back soon L & J McM

We would like to thank you for a great holiday Thanks for the lovely apartment GC

We had a great time and loved the place we may be coming back as we liked it that much SG

We loved both of the apartments it made such a difference being in the heart of Tavira JJ

We really enjoyed the holiday and ideal location, perfect to celebrate our engagement MR
Aug 2006
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From the Owner

We bought this building purely because it is right alongside the Rio Gilão. The ground floor is let as a large 1 bedroom apartment. It has 2 apartments on the first floor the front one having beautiful views, from the large balcony, over the river with the comings and goings of the fishermen and also a secluded roof terrace. The studio is very large and bright and also has a balcony. We fell in love with Tavira when we first saw it and that is why we live here. It still has a slow pace and is relatively unspoilt. The countryside behind is stunning and well worth a visit just driving and exploring the small white villages and stopping at a small cafe for a drink with the locals. It is stunning in Spring with the hills painted white and yellow from the cistus and mimosa.

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

The Ria Formosa Nature Reserve is a World Heritage site and a paradise for twitchers with migrating birds, flamingos wadding in the salinas or for those who just appreciate nature. In August you can watch the Flor do Sal-Sea Salt being collected by hand in the way it has been done for hundreds of years. One of our guests counted over 100 species of birds in one day!


All the beaches have the coverted EEC blue flag Endless white sand, safe with small tides where you can walk, swim or just relax, boasting some of the warmest water temperatures in the Algarve, normally 25C in August. Tavira Island and Barril beach are accessed by a small train or ferry and there are a few small restaurants and cafes so the beach can be enjoyed as long as you desire. A 10 minute drive gives direct access to the beach. Even in peak season you will find a quiet stretch of beach.


Faro airport is approx 32 km away & takes about 30 minutes driving time Tavira has a train & bus station for the adventurous to explore further afield The train system offers reduced prices to travellers over 65 by showing your passport Detailed directions to the apartment will be given where our hospitality colleague will meet you, hand over the keys and answer any questions you may have

We can recommend car hire, door to door transfers or shuttle transfer please just ask


Faro 30km, Spain 28km, Nearest Golf Benamore 3km,

Further Details:

Tavira is one of the most unspoilt towns in the Algarve with the Rio Gilao running through its centre and spanned by a 7 arch Roman bridge. This unspoilt town retains it historic medieval past with the castle standing watch over some 30 churches. The winding cobbled streets are full of small shops and riverside cafes where the pace of life is slow. A daily market offers fresh fish from the local fishermen caught that morning, local fruit and vegetable at affordable prices. There is a varied choice of good restaurants at very reasonable prices. During the season the outdoor 'amphitheatre' in the square provides evening music and entertainment. Concerts and classical recitals are held in some of the large churches, which is a wonderful natural setting. During August the Igreja da Calma hosts an outdoor cinema in its precincts. The Algarve boasts long white sandy beaches with the coveted Blue Flag. The Ria Formosa Nature Reserve, which is a World Heritage site, has many rare species of birds enjoying the benefits of a larger system of tidal lagoons which is a bird twitchers paradise. Many species of birds migrate here, or stop on the way. Flamingos paddle in the salinas (salt marshes) and storks make unruly nests on any high vantage point. The old Convento da Graca has been tenderly renovated into a stunning Pousada, to dine or have a cool drink in the cloisters is a real must We now have a shopping mall outside the town with over 100 shops, a food hall and a 4 theatre cinema for those inclement days which are far and few between as Tavira boasts over 300 days sunshine


From £42 Nightly

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
1 Apr 2015 - 31 May 2015
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 2
1 Jun 2015 - 30 Jun 2015
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
1 Jul 2015 - 30 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
1 Oct 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 5
1 Nov 2015 - 30 Nov 2015
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 6
1 Dec 2015 - 31 Dec 2015
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional information about rental rates

  • Fees No additional mandatory fees
  • Refundable Damage Deposit £200.00

Booking Notes:
A 50% deposit is payable to secure your reservation with the remainder payable 6 weeks before travel. A £200 fully refundable deposit in cash is payable on arrival which will be refunded at the end of the stay against breakage, damage or loss of keys or a clean we decide is much more than average. Payments are made direct into our English bank account so you do not incur any extra charges. We can offer a discount on bookings longer than 14 days
Payments are also accepted in Euros

Changeover Day:
We are very flexible for arrival and departure days. Check in time is after 3pm and check out is by 10am
We give simple directions and you will be met at the apartment to hand over the keys and answer any questions you may have

Notes on prices:
We can offer a discount on bookings of 14 day or longer
We can accept payment converted to Euros

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Updated: 24-May-2015


From the Owner

It is right in the heart of Tavira but situated away from the hustle and bustle of the centre. The whole of the town is within easy walking distance and a car is not essential. There are only a very few rental properties in Tavira that can boast this ideal position.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...


  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Satellite / Cable

Location Type

  • beach
  • town


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Good size modern bathroom with full size bath with shower over and glass bathside panels, large vanity sink unit with cupboards below and mirror and light over, WC and bidet. Lots of hot water on demand. Tiles in typical Portugués style.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 1 Bedroom Apartment (Sleeps 2) Notes on bedrooms: Comfortable double bedroom with window views across the river. Double bed with bedside tables and lamps, large fitted wardrobe. Air-conditioning/heater unit.


  • Golf ...


  • Notes on accommodation: This apartment is very well equipped and can be rented along with the rear studio P8492 and we now have the ground floor as an apartment to make very flexible accommodation for two couples sharing but having total independence as they are self contained This is an all year round destination as the lounge and bedroom are fitted with dual air conditioning/heater units included in the price. A hairdryer is provided as airlines are charging more for luggage and a cool box with freezer blocks are provided to keep the essential drinks cool in the car or on the beach. Cots and high chairs can be supplied This apartment is now registered and licenced annually with the Town Hall and complies with current gas/electric legislation and health and safety standards for fire etc supplying fire extinguisher, fire blanket, first aid kit with the necessary signing Outside: This apartment boasts a secluded roof terrace accessed by a spiral staircase with chairs table and parasol and sun loungers provided, an idyllic spot to watch the sunset over the river and the rooftops of this historic old town. The balcony overlooks the River Gilão where time passes by, watching the coming and going of the boats and the tide coming in and out. The balcony is enclosed but large sliding windows have a very outdoor feel. Cane chairs provide the ideal place for an evening drink for relaxing, reading a good book or just watching the world go by. Fly screens fitted. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: 100% white linen and towels are provided, not beach towels. Cosy duvets are provided during the cooler months. For stays longer than 14 days the all linen will be changed weekly Other: It also boasts a very private and sheltered roof terrace overlooking the river and Tavira Old Town which is a bonus with table and chairs for al fresco dining or to relax with a long cool drink. 2 sun loungers & a parasol for just chilling out!

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