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Great central location - Spacious/2 floors, Wi-Fi, UK TV, Swim Pool, Games Room

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,237 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 14 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Pool, internet, UK TV, Netflix, air-con, table football, parking, lift


Large, bright, spacious duplex apartment in private gated development with swimming pool, internet, English TV and Netflix. Open roof top views and outside terraces for eating. Air-conditioned throughout. Three bedrooms (one with a balcony), large bathroom, large kitchen, large living room with French windows. Huge games room/third bedroom upstairs with a small terrace. Good quality table football and large electric air-hockey table. Three minutes walk through cobbled streets to the main square and River Gilao. There’s a wide range of restaurants ranging from smart and sophisticated to local and casual. Tavira boasts a huge indoor market (fresh fruit and veg, meat and fish) three minutes walk away. Several golf courses nearby. Catch a boat to the glorious long sandy beach (life guarded), it has some great cafes and restaurants and is really quiet further along. You don’t need a car. If you would like to stay, please use the 'Enquire now' link below the 'Book Now' button - don't worry, you'll still be first in the queue! It just means we can offer a more personalised service. I will only respond to the book now option if you have arranged in advance.

Prices - We show prices for at least a year ahead Beyond that, the website forces us to include a default nightly rate of £10. If you are quoted this for your dates, please contact me for the real price.

Golf: Tavira is an excellent golf centre, with some quality courses within a short distance e.g. Benamor, Quinta da Ria, Quinta de Cima and Colina Verde.

In the evening, you can stroll out of the door and into Tavira's charming restaurants and bars.

The Algarve has over 300 days of sunshine a year on average.

We have an excellent contact to provide you with very good value green fees e.g. (at the time of writing) Benamor €55 including buggy (reduced from €80 without buggy). Please ask for more details.

The apartment is officially registered for holiday rentals with the local council (Alojamento Local).

More Details
Registration Number : 21708/AL

Ivor Tillier
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
4 December, 2017

About Ivor Tillier

Originally from Buckinghamshire, I live in London with my partner Kate. I work for a company that publishes academic journals for science, technology and medicine (and the Dummies series of books!). Kate works for the NHS.

I actually do something called 'User Experience', which means building websites that are useful and usable. This involves lots of listening to people to find out what they really want and then making sure that the website contains all the right features and that it is easy to use.

This is why I love renting out the apartment so much. It's all about talking to people and making sure that the apartment will give them what they are looking for - a pleasant and relaxing place to stay.

There's more to it than that though. The interesting thing about building websites is that they don't sit in a bubble. When you use websites, you have lots of things going on around you. And, what you do on the site often has an impact later on (like you now - looking for a place to go on holiday!). So when I build websites, I don't just think about the site, I also think how it is going to help the person in their day to day life. That's the same with renting a holiday home.

Going on holiday is a journey, you look for somewhere to go, you make a decision, you pack, you fly there, you have a wonderful holiday and then you return and tell your friends family and colleagues at work about it. I want to make sure that the bit where you stay in a wonderful apartment is brilliant because I really know how important it is in your life.

You can Google me easily to find out more about what I do - Ivor Tillier.

Ivor Tillier purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Ivor Tillier chose Tavira

Kate and I have been going on holiday to Tavira for over 20 years. We always used to stay in an apartment near the castle owned by a lovely lady but unfortunately a few years ago she decided to stop renting so we had no choice but to find something for ourselves.

The thing with the castle is that it is a bit of a hike up the hill. Horta Poco do Bispo has such a great central location and so close to the market. Also, we bought it when it was being built had so had a really good insight into the quality of the project.

What makes this apartment unique

We have really tried to add all of those little touches. Things like a good internet connection, a library of books, a selection of games and DVDs and a good kitchen knife for chefs. Always on hand, we have a lovely local family that look after the apartment for us (and clean it fastidiously!). And, finally, the location, it's central but quiet and it's only three minutes walk to both the huge indoor market and the boat to the beach (the town is on your doorstep).


Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Lots of local cafes and bars
Nearest Ferry
300 Metres
Ferry to beach
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
800 Metres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
A22 (Algarve and Spain)
Nearest Restaurant
Lots of local restaurants
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Ilha da Tavira (Tavira Island) - ferry from town
Car: not necessary

Tavira 'The jewel of the Algarve' is on your doorstop. Whether you want to wander romantic cobbled streets looking at the 37 churches or soak up the sun on huge expanses of sandy beaches - Tavira is a wonderful place for a holiday.

Restaurants range from smart and sophisticated to local and casual. If you’d rather eat in, Tavira boasts a huge indoor market (fresh fruit and veg., meat and fish) three minutes walk away. Otherwise, just sit back and watch the world go by in a one of the pavement cafes.

The glorious long sandy beaches stretch for miles. The nearest called 'The island' is reached by a short boat ride (leaves from the town centre in Summer, 20 minutes walk at other times). There are no roads or hotels but there are still some great cafes and restaurants selling the freshest fish you could eat!

Tavira makes a great centre for golf holidays. There are several in the area.

Nearby Faro is a great town to explore (catch the train) and go shopping.

Golf: There are some very good golf courses in the area such as Benamor. In te evening, you can walk out of the apartment and enjoy the restaurants of Tavira.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Tavira in Tavira

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1237 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Luxury
  • Brand new luxury bathroom. Good quality Debenhams towels (but please bring your own for the beach and pool). High quality fittings and plenty of towel hanging space.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Balcony and large fitted wardrobe
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Large fitted wardrobe
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Double sofabed and mattress on floor (if required)
  • The master bedroom has a balcony and a table and chairs, and a lovely view over the rooftops and the morning sun. Both bedrooms have dressing tables and large, ceiling-height fitted wardrobes.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
TV - We offer TV and Netflix via the internet. I think it is also possible to access other European channels but I would need to check first. Please contact me if you need to know more. [SATELLITE TV - The satellite signal no longer reaches southern Europe for many UK channels . If anyone else offers you UK channels, check before you book.] Smoking is only permitted outside. Maid service is available at an extra charge. Baby things - Travel cot, changing mat, high chair (fits to table), potty and toys. Underground secure parking. The parking space is right next to the lift. The development is secure and gated, entry is by key. Free internet access. Special rates for use of gym, sauna and indoor swimming pool at the 4* Vila Gale hotel (two minutes walk). Towels for beach and sunbathing - guests must bring their own but you can hire from us if you require


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Great central location - Spacious/2 floors, Wi-Fi, UK TV, Swim Pool, Games Room
average rating of 4.9402986 based on 67 reviews

Spacious, immaculately clean, contemporary

  • 5 of 5

Spacious, immaculately clean, contemporary and very comfortable. What a great place! The games room was a fantastic addition and perfect as a refuge during the heat of midday. Air conditioning was ideal during a heatwave and there were additional fans too if you prefer to have those on. The kitchen cupboards were well stocked with all we needed and the huge space was great to prepare food in (straight from the fish market!). The property is so well positioned for everything and you are able to get to the supermarket in minutes. The pool was perfect to cool off and just along the coast you could get to stunning beaches. Communication with Ivor was excellent and he provided loads of useful information. We would definitely recommend this property to other families and couples. Our sons are 10 and 14 and had a great time. Very quiet and it was lovely to sit on the balcony and enjoy the view. Thank you for making our first visit to Portugal so perfect!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Gavin, I'm so glad that you all had such a good time and made the most of the market! I really hope your visit has persuaded you to return to Portugal before too long, it is a great country. Ivor
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Lovely location near to everything

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay in Tavira in this wonderful apartment with everything you could possibly need in it. Close to the river, restaurants, shops etc what more could you ask for.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very good location to access Tavira

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is of a high quality in residential area of Tavira Very clean, spacious and comfortably furnished

Second floor area ideal space for teenagers

Very helpful owner easily contactable if any queries or problems

Would book again and recommend to family and friends

Tavira lovely town

  • Review Submitted: 25-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lesley, Thank you very much for the review! If you want to return, it would be great to see you again. It's best to contact me directly on our 'stayintavira' website. Ivor Tillier
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Great apartment. Brilliant location.

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommended. The apartment was exactly as advertised. Clean, spacious and well equipped - an ideal holiday apartment. Nice pool and fantastic location just a few minutes walk from the town centre. Lots of great restaurants. O Castel for steak, D'Agusta for tapas were our favourites. The beach on Tavira Island is fantastic. Take the train journey to Faro and spend a day there. Great golf courses at Quinta da Ria/Cima, Castro Marim and Quinta do Vale.

Ivor was great to deal with and provided loads of very useful information. Celia and Ze were easily contactable and were there when we arrived.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great apartment in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, spacious apartment. Very clean and comfortable. Close to restaurants and shops but also in a quiet neighbourhood. Ivor, the owner, was great to deal with and was very helpful. Would definitely stay there again and would recommend to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tavira holiday apartment review

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was exactly like advertised, the bedrooms were very well furnished, plenty of books available, the kitchen was equipped with everything that we needed.

On arrival the apartment was spotlessly clean, water in the fridge which was vey much appreciated. The apartment itself was in very good order, the games room was fantastic.

Ivor was readily available by phone if required and Celia also was easily contactable.

The beach on Tavira Island was absolutely fantastic the boat journey to the island was very pleasant.

The restaurants in Tavira town were very, very good.

My wife and could not find fault with anything about our holiday in Tavira.

I would certainly recommend this apartment to anyone who is considering a holiday in Tavira.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Tavira, Algarve

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
5 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas and New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter Sun 1
3 Jan 2018 - 2 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter Sun 2
3 Feb 2018 - 2 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Spring
3 Mar 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Easter and Spring
24 Mar 2018 - 18 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late May
19 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early summer
26 May 2018 - 8 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late June and festival
9 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early July
30 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
Late Summer
1 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
15 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Oct 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
29 Oct 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas and New Year
15 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter Sun 1
5 Jan 2019 - 1 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Sorry, here is the small print. Please read this before making a booking.

1. Online booking through this site - Please DO NOT DO THIS without first contacting me via the enquiry form. All enquiries are dealt with in the order they are received. If it is urgent, phone is the best means of contact. Online booking will only be accepted with prior agreement, we may have enquiries pending through our other advertising channels.
2. Our guests almost always pay by online bank transfer which is free or minimal cost (though bank charges may apply outside of UK and Eurozone). You are welcome to use this site's online payment system but see note (1) above and there will be a surcharge to cover their fees and our time to manage the payment.
3. Off peak rates are for two people sharing. Small additional fee for extra persons.
4. Stays of less than a week - Rent will be calculated by first deducting our fixed costs, then working out the nightly rate then adding the fixed costs back on.
5. There is a £160/€200 non-refundable booking deposit. The balance is due 8 weeks before arrival. The balance is part refundable on cancellation: 75% within 55 to 42 days before rental start. 50% within 41 to 28 days before rental start. 25% within 27 to 14 days before rental start. 0% if cancelled less than 14 days before start. In the unlikely event of a cancellation, we always try to re-let the apartment and pass as much rent as possible back to you.
6. We ask that costs incurred for all bank transfers from non Euro or GB Pounds are paid by guests when sending money.
7. Our payment terms take precedence over any suggested by this site.
8. You are strongly advised to contact me before booking flights or incurring any other cost. We are not liable for any travel costs incurred.
9. You will be asked to sign a contract.
10. These conditions are subject to UK law.

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