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Tavira Historic Centre - Excellent Restored Townhouse

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Great Location, In Peaceful Tree Lined Square, A Perfect Holiday Base

Charming 3 storey restored townhouse( 2009) , close to all amenities, Casa Branca refurbished and equipped to a high standard, using traditional materials. 3 double bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sunny living room and large fully equipped kitchen. Outside patio for dining al fresco. Broadband, cable tv and phone for free calls inside Portugal, air-conditioning/heating.

Close to the River Gilao with its Roman bridge, the 13th century castle, and gardens, and the hilly cobbled streets home to some blue and white houses. Churches - Tavira has 37 of them. And if you need a break pop into one of the cafes in the Praca da Republic for a coffee and a Pastel de Nata. At night you can enjoy the many cultural and musical events only 2 minutes from home. Or take the ferry to the Ilha da Tavira. Close by are other beaches to enjoy Barril, Cabanas, Manta Rota. Sta Lucia is close by with its vibrant fishing and cafe scene.

Ann Byron
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, German, Portuguese, Portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2017

About Ann Byron

We've been living in Tavira for 12 years, both retired architects. Until last year we a little house in the country near Tavira which rented for holiday lets. We fell in love with this little town house, Casa Branca, and its 'downtown' location which we recently bought, and are are intending to use it for our family and for holiday rentals.

Ann Byron purchased this house in 2013

Why Ann Byron chose Tavira region

Excellent Location, refurbished to a high standard, in a very charming and friendly neighbourhood We love Tavira which is quite unique, and the perfect place to unwind and relax,

What makes this house unique

Location - the little square with orange trees, very peaceful and safe, close to shops, bars and restaurants, the River, and great summer events in the Praca Republica, and various churches.

Beaches - Pristine Blue flag beaches, Ria Formosa lagoon, with its unique vegetation and birdlife.

Culture - summer music and dance festivals, markets, art and exhibitions.

Food and Drink. Famous for its mediterranean diet of local fish locally sourced fruit, vegetables, olive oil, and wine. Good restaurants very reasonably priced. Come and enjoy a gourmet break.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Tavira in Tavira

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 bathroom with wc, washbasin and shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • 3 double bedrooms
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Bed linen and towels provided, weekly cleaning and linen change.


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Tavira Historic Centre - Excellent Restored Townhouse
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 39 reviews

Central, convenient. Live as a local.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for 10 days in Tavira. Ann organised a driver, Vasvi to collect us from Faro which was very convenient. The house is small despite being 3 bedrooms. My husband and son are 6ft 2, so what I would say is that the staircase and bathroom are not made for larger people. Having said that, we did get used to it over the time. The kitchen had everything and with supermarkets all around making meals was easy. We arrived on a Friday and discovered that in the height of summer you must book a table at least two day's ahead! It is very busy. The ferry to the beach is regular and efficient and the beaches are all blue flag ie very clean. Tavira is a very pretty town but I would suggest a car if you want to go further afield.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay at property ID 435424 it is well situated in a perfect location within walking distance of ferry boats, taxis, restaurants and bars

The property is well maintained and clean. We would definitely visit again

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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an ideal house for experiencing life in this popular Algarve town

  • 4 of 5

Communication with the owner prior to our stay was excellent. Questions were promptly and reassuringly answered. This would be an ideal property for anyone who did not want to hire a car. The house is very centrally located. Cafes, restaurants, the river and its ferry to the beach are all on the doorstep. The kitchen is very nice and well equipped so easy to shop locally, cook at home and then enjoy a drink out and a bit of night life in the atmospheric streets afterwards.

The house was lovely and cool to return to after a day exploring the town or beach and the air con was very efficient when necessary. Parking was sometimes a problem but we could always find a spot round the corner.

Although Casa Branca is so centrally placed the little road itself was surprisingly quiet and we were never disturbed by noise. It was an agreable, interesting holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfortable accommodation right in the centre of Tavira.

  • 5 of 5

We've just spent a couple of weeks in a comfortable well equipped house right in the centre of town. It was so peaceful. Ann the owner left wine, beer, bottled water and fresh fruit for our consumption - what a nice thought.

We found we didn't require a car and Ann organised a local man to collect us from the airport (it was a late arrival). It so nice to know we were being picked up and Vasvi gave us the keys and took our cases upstairs for us. He was charming and so helpful.

The town of Tavira is full of wonderful restaurants, cafes and bars. A trip on the ferry to the beach is a must as well. We'll be back - perhaps in the autumn.

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
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Lovely little gem

  • 5 of 5

One word, perfect. Beautiful house, Ann was so accommodating and Vasvi offered a welcome airport service-all in all, nothing was too much trouble and the house is beautifully maintained and in the perfect position in the town- would definitely recommend and would stay again in a heartbeat

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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No Car required

  • 5 of 5

A very well appointed property centrally located in town. Although we drove from Saville Airport there's really no need for a car unless your planning to tour the Algarve.

Great not having to bring beach towels as these were provided. Beach umbrellas also. Air Conditioning very welcome as temperatures well over 30 all week.

The kitchen was well stocked with utensils and having breakfast outside in the courtyard was a bonus.

The staircase up to the bedrooms might prove a problem for folk with disabilities or young children, but otherwise we found the house very pleasant and at night very quiet.

The local ferry is 5 minutes away and takes you over to the beach. The Mercado market nearby has fresh fish daily as well as a number of butchers. Fruit and vegetables also on sale.

There are numerous restaurants not only Portuguese, you can eat at and all in ally out shouldn't be disappointed by your stay in Tavira.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
0.1 Kilometres
Tavira Riverside
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Ilha da Tavira
Car: not necessary

Casa Branca is ideally located in a quiet tree lined square in the centre of historic Tavira, perfect for guests want to live in in the middle and still have quiet. A 2 min. walk will bring you to to the riverside and the Roman bridge. numerous shops, bars and restaurants and the fish and vegetable market are within walking distance. This is the ideal choice for the discerning visitor, attracted to the Moorish history and culture of this vibrant town - a real Portuguese experience to be enjoyed. Blue flag beaches, and the Ria Formosa (Beautiful lagoon), are on your doorstep so that you can enjoy walking cycling birdwatching, golf or simply relaxing.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Tavira, Algarve

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
10 Jul 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
Mid Season
10 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Low Season
7 Oct 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
Low Season
2 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Mid Season
1 Apr 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
High Season
8 Jul 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Mid Season
9 Sep 2018 - 6 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Additional Guest Fee £5 per person per night
Damage Deposit £200

Payment can be made in stirling or euros. Guests should arrive at after 1.00pm, and leave by 10.00am. The security deposit is will be returned within 2 weeks after your stay, provided there are no breakages or damage. Guests will receive a 50% refund of the total cost (minus the booking fee ) if they cancel at least four weeks before the start of the holiday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.