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Tavira Historic Centre - Excellent Restored Townhouse

Overview

Property

Updated: 24-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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.

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About the Owner

Ann Byron
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, German, Portuguese, Portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 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.

35 Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(35 traveller reviews)

4

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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5

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
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

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
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5

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
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect 'home from home' retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Casa Branca was brilliant! The pictures on the website and the glowing reviews we read before we booked are absolutely spot on; it's a wonderful place; clean, cosy and yet very spacious. The air con worked extremely well (and was needed!) and everything was provided that you would expect in a home (including the nice touch of a bottle of wine and a couple of cold beers for when we arrived). Our satellite TV didn't work on arrival, but a quick phone call to Ann, the owner, and with the help of the very friendly Vasvi; it was fixed the next day. Our family included a 9 and 7 year old who loved having their own rooms. The modern spiral staircase in the property made me nervous at first, but we all took our time on it and it was fine; might be a worry for parents with a younger child who likes to rush about though! The location was perfect and perfectly historical; only 3 streets away from the Ferry boat taking you over to the Ilha da Tavira beaches, and less distance still from the main promenade and bridges and a host of wonderful restaurants; but oh so quiet. We ate across the river a lot at the less touristy restaurants - Restaurant Bica being our favourite; but there are some very good places to eat within a few minutes walk of Casa Branca through the cobbled, narrow streets; they were also happy to go 'off menu' a bit for our fussy eaters. We had a fantastic time in Tavira, and we would recommend Casa Branca to anyone visiting the city. We spent a few hours in Vila Moura along the coast which was characterised by large hotels and 'international' cuisine chains and we couldn't wait to get back to Tavira and our 'home' there. The six year old neighbour even came over for a play one afternoon! Our stay really felt like an authentic Portugal retreat, which is what we wanted and what we got. We all hope we are able to return one day.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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We loved our time in Tavira!!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Branca was perfectly located and very comfortable. Effortless walk to town, restaurants, and the island ferry!! Highly recommend! Ann was a very gracious and attentive host!! Thanks so much!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Location

From the Owner

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,

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 30 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 0.1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Tavira Riverside at 0.1 Kilometres Nearest Train : Tavira at 1 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 0.1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Ilha da Tavira at 2 Kilometres 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 and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Mid Season
3 Apr 2017 - 9 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
£321
for 5 nights
£450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
10 Jul 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£386
for 5 nights
£540
 
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
£321
for 5 nights
£450
 
 
Low Season
7 Oct 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£200
for 5 nights
£280
 
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
£200
for 5 nights
£280
 
 
Mid Season
1 Apr 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
£339
for 5 nights
£475
 
 
High Season
8 Jul 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£429
for 5 nights
£600
 
 
Mid Season
9 Sep 2018 - 6 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
£321
for 5 nights
£450
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£250
for 5 nights
From
£50
£280
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Tax Rate 6.0%

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.

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Facilities

From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront

Attractions

  • 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

Floor Area

  • 100 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • 1 bathroom with wc, washbasin and shower

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • 3 double bedrooms

Outside

  • Terrace

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

Notes:

  • Bed linen and towels provided, weekly cleaning and linen change.