Exceptionally Large Sunny Double Studio Apartment with Balcony
Located in Central Position in the 'Slow City' of Tavira
Sleeps 2 (Studio)
Sought after first floor studio in a superb location alongside the river, central for the whole of Tavira and beaches. Offering a very large airy space with a good modern kitchen and good size shower room and a balcony, overlooking a small cobbled street, that can be enclosed during the cooler months or open, with fly screens, for relaxing during the long summer evenings. During the season there is a ferry to the Ilsa Tavira, with is famous long white sandy beaches, which is just a step away. In the heart of Tavira, yet away from the hustle and bustle, with its cobbled streets, small shops, restaurants and riverside cafes. This is an all year round destination with a dual air-con/heater unit in the living space. This studio can be rented with the 1 bedroom apartment P2691 to make very flexible accommodation for two couples sharing but having total independence. As Tavira is a 'Slow City' it is just what you will experience in the relatively unspoilt historic town..a slow pace of life..
A double bed is situated in the large living space with bedside tables and lamps.
A good size shower room with corner shower, WC, bidet and vanity wash basin with cupboards under and illuminated mirror over.
Supplied with plenty of hot water on demand.
A modern kitchen area with marble work surfaces & plenty of cupboard space has built in fridge/freezer, two ring hob, microwave Very well equipped with kettle, toaster & ample kitchenalia plus basic essential ingredients for those wanting to eat at home.
Comfortable leather sofa with tables and lamps, dining area with table and chairs and freeview flat screen TV, bookshelves with various good books. Door leading to balcony with cane sofa and large sliding windows to enjoy a relaxing sun downer.
100% white cotton linen and towels are provided, not beach towels
A cosy duvet for those cooler months. For stays of 14 days or more clean linen is provided on a weekly basis. Final clean is included in the price.
Fridge/Freezer, Hob/Stove, Iron, Microwave.
Air Conditioning, Cot, High Chair, Satellite.
Important notes on accommodation
May be rented with P2691 for larger flexible accommodation, ideal for 2 couples sharing although remaining independent. Although our description has to be studio it is much larger than one imagines and we have many guests who return time after time saying that as they are out and about during the day it is a very suitable bolt hole. Can be rented with 1 bed apartment P2691 to make very flexible accommodation for two couples sharing but having total independence. A hairdryer is provided and a cool box with freezer blocks to keep essential drinks cool in the car or on the beach.
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 extinguisherm fire blanket and first aid kit with the necessary signing
|Rental Period||Per Night||Per Week||Per Month||Min. Stay (Nights)|
|1 January 2014 - 28 February 2014||£ 225.00||4|
|1 March 2014 - 31 May 2014||£ 265.00||4|
|1 June 2014 - 30 June 2014||£ 305.00||7|
|1 July 2014 - 30 September 2014||£ 355.00||7|
|1 October 2014 - 31 October 2014||£ 205.00||4|
|1 November 2014 - 30 November 2014||£ 265.00||5|
|1 December 2014 - 31 December 2014||£ 225.00||4|
Notes on prices
We accept payment in Euros We offer a discount for bookings of 14 days and longer
We are very flexible on arrival and departure days, please just ask. Departure is by 10am and arrival after 3pm We give simple directions and you will be met at the apartment to hand over the keys and answer any questions you may have
A 50% deposit is payable to secure your reservation with the remainder payable 6 weeks before departure. We ask for £200 as a fully refundable deposit, in cash, 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
Apartment in Tavira, Eastern Algarve, Portugal
About the area
All the beaches have the coverted EEC blue flag Long 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 summer Tavira Island and Barril beach are accessed by a small train or ferry and there are a few small restaurants & cafes so the beach can be enjoyed as long as you desire. Even in the peak season you will find a quiet stretch of beach. Within a 10 minute drive beaches are accessed directly.
The Algarve is famous for the number and quality of courses. There are four close by with Benamore being the nearest.
Benamor with striking mountain and ocean views. 3 short par 4's and a par 3 start is relatively uncomplicated but precision on many tee and approach shots is a must.
Quinta de Ria is an impressive18 hole course and borders the Ria Formosa nature reserve. Affording spectacular ocean views, it is built on gently undulating terrain and includes five man made lakes Par 72
Quinta da Cima provides an interesting challenge to golfers of all standards with well guarded greens, several close to hazards of both water and sand. Holes 4 5 6 and 13 are crossed by a stream 18 holes Par 72.
Castro Marim is a challenging course built on attractive rolling terrain with many tree species. Affording spectacular views to Spain and the ocean. Many peoples favourite. Putting and chipping greens and a driving range. 18 hole Par 71 Par73 for ladies.
Special Interest Holidays
The Ria Formosa Nature Reserve is a must for 'twitchers' or those just interested in protected areas. The quantity and varieties of migrating birds is amazing and you may be lucky to catch a glimpse of the flamingos feeding in the salinas. One of our guests counted over a hundred different types of bird in one day!
How to get there
Faro airport is approx 32km We give easy directions from the airport to the studio where our hospitality colleague will meet you, hand over the keys and answer any questions you may have We can recommend with confidence both car hire and door to door transfers that are economical, reliable, friendly and know our properties please just ask. Tavira has a rail and bus station for adventuring further afield CP Trains offer a 50% discount on sight of passport €3.20 return to Faro
Faro 35km, Spain 28km, nearest golf Benamore 3km.
Tavira is one of the most unspoilt towns in the Algarve with the Rio Gilao running through it centre and spanned by a 7 arch Roman bridge and has been given the accolade of a 'slow city'. This unspoilt town retains its historic medieval past with the castle standing watch over some 30 churches. The winding cobbled streets are full of small shops and riverside cafes and a daily market offers fresh local fish from the local fishermen caught that morning, local fruit and vegetables all at very good prices. There are a varied choice of good restaurants at very reasonable prices. During the season the outdoor 'amphitheatre' 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 Ingreja da Calma hosts an outdoor festival of 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 large 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 pans) and storks make unruly nests on any high vantage point. During August you can watch the Flor do Sal, sea salt, being harvested by hand how it has been done for hundreds of years. We now have a shopping mall outside the town with over 100 shops, a food hall, Portuguese style and a 4 theatre cinema for those inclement days which are far and few between. The old Convento da Graça has been tenderly renovated into a stunning Pousada, to dine in the cloisters is a real must.
We had a wonderful time in the studio it was so near the Isla boat it made it easy when we got back from a long day on the beach The proximity to the fish & veg market made the week a magical daily eating experience It was so relaxing we both wanted to give up our jobs and stay forever Thanks for everything DC
We have had a fantastic time in Tavira and are already thinking about a return trip, we like it that much EH
Just to say how much we enjoyed our stay in your lovely studio, thanks, JL.
A great holiday studio fantastic we will be recommending it to friends and family, RB.
Ideal location for the town and beach and a wonderful place to chill out, SMcM.
We had a superb 2 weeks and really enjoyed Tavira The studio was excellent, the location was brilliant given that we went on the ferry every day to the Island SK.
About the Owner
We are George and Barbara and have been married for over 40 years! We have 25 years+ previous experience of renting properties in Sussex and Belgium. We have had a villa in Tavira for 7 years and when we retired spent time between the 3 countries. Needless to say we could not resist looking for good quality properties for rental and 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 and saving for them For us it is also important that we treat people as we like to be treated.
Year property purchased: 2005
Why this location?
We bought this building purely because it is right alongside the Rio Gilao right in the heart of Tavira and there are only a handful of apartments that have this position. The ground floor is let as an estate agent. It has 2 apartments, at the front is a one bedroom apartment with the studio at the rear having a private balcony overlooking a small cobbled side street.We fell in love with Tavira when we first saw it and that is why we spend so much time 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. In Spring the hills are painted white and yellow from the cistus and mimosa.
What are the unique benefits of the property?
It is very central for the town and beaches yet away from the hustle and bustle of the centre of town and restaurants. The whole of the town is within walking distance and a car is not essential.
Send an enquiry to the owner for booking or further information
Property Ref P8492
George or Barbara
(PORTUGAL) +351 914766162
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Languages spoken: English.
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