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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:
19 September, 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 42 reviews

Excellent 3 bed townhouse. Rooms well furnished and equipped, clean throughout, central location

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped centrally located 3 bed townhouse very pleased with the property for our holiday. Brilliant air con throughout, which is needed when Algarve temperature rises. Great location for access to minimarkets, restaurants and the river ferry to Ihle de Tavira sandy beach. Peaceful at night and during the day. Owner in contact with us during our stay and met by caretaker on arrival. Had breakfast outside every day on patio set, had crabs and prawns for tea on several occasions great holiday property for a relaxed Portugese holiday. Well recommended and big thanks to Ann for renting it to us.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time staying in Tavira. The house is in the perfect location for the old town. We would love to return one day.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
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Compact 3 bedroom house. Very clean, good location. Winding stairs need to take care on them.

  • 4 of 5

Tavira is a lovely town lots to do. House v clean and has everything you need. Loved the beach and town. Very friendly place with great cultural evening entertainment. We hired bikes and cycled though probably bit too hot in August. Running around the salt marshes in the evening was wonderful. Beaches clean and well managed. No need for a car.

My only feedback is the outside space. There is a lovely place to sit and eat outside but you have cars parked right up next to the table and your front door. Probably to be expected a parking is at a premium.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
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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
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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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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
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.
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