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Central Tavira Holiday Apartment. Huge furnished terrace & sun terrace with view

Bedrooms 2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Relax & dine on huge private terrace or sunbathe on roof terrace with great view

Modern, comfortable apartment in central yet quiet location. 55 sq mtr private furnished terrace accessed from both bedrooms and large well-equipped kitchen. Also exclusive access to roof sun-terrace with sunbeds and panoramic view. A 6 minute walk to historic town with restaurants, cafes and bars. A 10 minute ferryboat ride to Ilha de Tavira with its 11km silver-sand beach and all facilities .... and no traffic!

Registration Number : 26323/AL

Property Manager
Merry Pannett
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Merry Pannett

We feel priviledged to live in this part of the world and never grow tired of the joys that it brings. We love to see the storks reeling high in the thermals or spotting a chameleon amongst the greenery. The natural beauty of this area, with its beaches and sparkling seas, is such a treasure. Tavira is, for us, a perfect place to live. it has everything that we need yet is small enough to not feel lost. Its people are warm and friendly and many of the visitors in the summer are family members, connecting by spending quality time together.

Merry Pannett purchased this apartment in 2015

Why Merry Pannett chose Tavira

Tavira is a treasure, and like any true gem, the more we get to know it, the more we love it. We chose TaviraPad for its location and its quality of accommodation. It combines homely comfort, a nice place to just relax and enjoy the simple pleasures of life. But also it's very easy to walk into the town centre and enjoy all of the many pleasures that there are on offer there. Good restaurants, nice shops, summer entertainment, street cafes and bars or just walking in the gardens with the pleasantly cooling influence of the river that flows through this charming town. Access to the beaches is easy via the ferryboat from the town or by a short drive. The area is calm and quiet, it has easy access and there is plenty of parking. So, for a quality holiday experience TaviraPad offers all the best possible options, your biggest decision of the day will be which lounger to choose.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Fantastic apartment !!!!

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Styed at his apartment from 6/6/16-13/6/16

My wife and I have for many years rented apartments and Villas in a number of places in Europe, rarely have we had an apartment such as this.

On arrival we were met by Merry and Simon the owners a lovely friendly couple made us feel most welcome. On entering the apartment, it is clear as well as being absolutely spotless, that a great deal of time and effort has been made preparing it for our arrival.

You would think Merry and Simon must have looked at the comments/complaints for other apartments and decided to make sure they did not make the same mistakes, as they have catered for every eventuality, down to a pen and note pad for your shopping list. The quality of the furnishings both inside and out as well as the décor is of a very high standard. The items of food and wine that were provided and not requested by us was fantastic and very much appreciated after our journey. They even provide a large Lidl supermarket only 10 mins walk from the door (well maybe not personally)

The apartment is large and roomy with a fantastic terrace you access from both bedrooms and the kitchen. A private roof terrace is also available, although we never used it.

Altogether a first class apartment not to be missed I only hope if you are reading this and decide to book you and any other guest treat the place with the respect both it and Merry and Simon deserve

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Date of arrival

06 June 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Tavira in Municipality of Tavira

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Lift ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , This bathroom is en-suite (bedroom 1)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This is the family bathroom
  • Both bathrooms are comfortable, clean, well-lit and have everything you need from hanging space to electric socket. The family bathroom has a hair-dryer and socket. The en-suite bathroom has a full size hydro-massage bath with a shower facility above, a wash-basin, bidet and toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - One Kingsize bed
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , Two full size single beds that can be pushed together.
  • Both bedrooms have access to the main terrace via patio doors with screens. Both have bedside tables with table lights built-in double wardrobes with hanging space and drawers. Both rooms are well ventilated and floor- standing fans are supplied.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
A 6 minute walk brings guests into the centre of a thriving, family-friendly town with much outdoor live entertainment in summer and a choice of excellent bars, cafes and restaurants. Top class golf courses, Tu-tuk tours, cycle hire, boat trips, ferries to marvellous beaches, kite surfing, bird watching, hiking, history, architecture, beautiful scenery, sunsets or just enjoying the balmy evenings promenading and enjoying the chirruping of crickets.


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(24 traveller reviews)

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Central Tavira Holiday Apartment. Huge furnished terrace & sun terrace with view
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 25 reviews

Lovely apartment with a great outdoor space

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at this lovely apartment. It was bright and spacious with everything very clean and well cared for. It was well equipped with everything you could need (even a shopping trolley for trips to the local Aldi supermarket only five minutes walk away). The really exceptional feature was the huge terrace complete with sun loungers, large dining table and informal seating area which can be accessed from both bedrooms. We spent many happy hours there and was a super place to enjoy leisurely meals or that essential G & T as the sun went down.

Merry, our host, was very welcoming and provided a much appreciated pack of goodies to see us through until we could shop. She also gave us lots of information about the local area and suggestions for things to do. The location of the apartment was good and everything was in easy walking distance so no need for a car.

The weather wasn't quite as good as we had hoped for but we still managed to get out and about. Tavira is a very interesting and attractive town with lots to explore and plenty of great places to eat. We particularly liked O Castelo at the top of the town for the great food and live music, Artefact for its delicious fresh food and charming hosts and Pausa for imaginative and unusual tapas. In Cabanas, 28 Bistro Bar had fantastic cocktails and tapas to die for.

We would certainly reccommend Tavira Pad in the lovely town on Tavira as an excellent base for a memorable holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved Tavira!

  • 5 of 5

We had an enjoyable stay at Merry & Simon's Tavira Pad for 3 weeks in April. Weather was cooler than normal for this time of year, but we made the best of it. What was a big help was the very detailed book that Merry had put together about the area, things to do, and recommendations of restaurants. When the weather permitted we spent our time outside on the terrific terrace and grilled often. The apartment was in a great location for us to walk into town each morning and stop along the way at some local cafe. Our favorite stop was La Baguette for a croissant and espresso. The internet was spotty, however, once we mentioned it to Merry & Simon they rectified the problem quickly. If you speak Portugese, then watching TV is no problem. They do have a DVD player as an option. All in all it was a great vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your 5* review Pat! So glad that you enjoyed your stay in Tavira and found the apartment suited your needs so well. It was a pity that the weather was unseasonably cool but it didn’t seem to get in the way of your long walks and your exploring of the area. We are glad that you loved Tavira and that we may see you again before long!
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Wonderful stay in the pretty town of Tavira.

  • 5 of 5

We can highly recommend this apartment in Tavira. It is clean and comfortable and well stocked. Merry and Simon make sure you are welcomed and comfortable at all times. The supplies in the kitchen on our arrival were much appreciated. We would love to come back and maybe spend longer in Tavira.

  • Review Submitted: 13-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your excellent review and for your recommendations! We were really pleased to hear that your stay in Tavira was such a success and that the four of you had a happy and comfortable to stay at Tavirapad Holiday Apartment. As 5 star guests you would be very welcome to come back again... we look forward to seeing you!!
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Fabulous Apartment in Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is attractive, comfortable and perfectly situated in a quiet residential area. The train station is a five minute walk, and the lovely town centre and bus station are also a short distance away. Merry and Simon are wonderful hosts. They picked us up at the train, provided a booklet with detailed information about Tavira and the Eastern Algarve, and even stocked up the kitchen with basic supplies - including some beer and a bottle of wine! The sun terrace is huge with comfortable lounge chairs, BBQ, and a glass dining table. And there is also a roof deck for sun bathing. I highly recommend this wonderful apartment.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your appreciation Linda! We are glad that your visit to Tavira was such a success and that you were happy to have chosen Tavirapad for your stay!! It was a pleasure to meet you and we look forward to seeing you again in the future! With best wishes from Merry & Simon
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Excellent apartment, owners and stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Tavirapad apartment in the month of February. It's a very comfortable apartment in a quiet part of town. It's location is great in that one can walk everywhere. A car is not necessary here. The train station is nearby to visit other Algarve towns, Lidl is nearby for grocery shopping, and it's about a 15 minute walk to Tavira's excellent municipal market.

There are a lot of very good restaurants within walking distance, some closer than others but a lot to chose from. Also the town centre is an easy walk..

We booked the apartment as a couple but then had visitors come over and join us - the apartment is spacious enough to allow four people to be very comfortable.

It is exceptionally clean and everything one could need for the kitchen has been thought of and provided.

Merry and Simon are always available for any questions one might have and go above and beyond to ensure your comfort. They were there to welcome us on arrival and left us wine, beer, pastries, coffee, water, etc. - in fact what one would need to just walk in and not worry about staples on arrival.

The informative book that Merry has compiled is full of information about Tavira - from eating out, to getting about, shopping, even including emergency numbers if needed - well thought out and an indication of how thorough they are and how the owners hope you will make the most of what Tavira can offer.

February weather is on the cooler side, it would have been nice if the balcony received sun during the day but there is an area on the roof if you wish to make use of it for morning and early afternoon sun.

With a longer rental, bear in mind that when we were in residence, the television did not have english speaking channels for news, etc. and the internet was spotty.

Overall a very enjoyable stay here in Tavirapad and we have already booked our next stay here!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jo and Rick for your lovely review! It was a real pleasure to have you stay. Your interest in Tavira, culture, produce and local cuisine (attending two Portuguese Gastronomy workshops) was inspiring. We were happy that your own hosting was such a success. Your thoughtfulness, organization and good communication made it all work very well! We are going to have to review the TV provision etc. during low season... but it’s good that you made your own entertainment most of the time and are happy to have already booked for 2019! We look forward to your return!
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Ideal apartment

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in Tavira and had a great time despite the unexpectedly poor weather.

Merry and Simon's apartment proved to be ideal for our needs and an excellent place to relax on the occasions when the rain got a bit too much. Communication was excellent throughout and we were made to feel at home as soon as we arrived as the owners were there to meet us and show us around. We were also very grateful for the provisions that provided and were always confident that if we had any problems they would be on hand to assist us.

There was plenty to keep us occupied in the week we were there and we especially enjoyed visiting the Ria Formosa trail near Olhau and the drive up to Alcoutim. We also walked down to the Tavira Island ferry and spent some time watching the flamingoes and other interesting birdlife on the salt pans.

We can't fault the apartment, which is within easy walking distance of the old town and were very impressed on what was our first visit to the Algarve.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great review! We are so glad that you had a great time in Tavira and enjoyed your stay at TaviraPad Holiday Apartment so much!!! As perfect 5-Star guests we hope that you will visit again!!
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Nearest Airport
39 Kilometres
Faro Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
Churrasqueira & Snack Bar
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Benamor Golf
Nearest Train
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
A22 Exit 16
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
A Ver Tavira
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Ilha de Tavira (tavira island)
Car: not necessary

Tavira is a charming, family oriented, Historic town. Straddling the Rio Gilao Tavira sits within the Natural Park of Ria Formosa bordered by salt pans that have been in operation for hundreds of years. A short 10 minute ferry-ride fom the town quay Transports you to Tavira Island which boasts mile upon mile of silver sand beaches and the open sea. There are no cars able to cross to the islands so bathers can just bask is the natural beauty without traffic fumes!

6 km west of Tavira lies Santa Luzia, a small fishing village. Just beyond at Pedras d'El Rei you can access the beach on foot across a little pontoon bridge. There is a miniature train that will for a small fee, carry you to praia do Barril (no-one is too old to enjoy this little ride). There is a small group of buildings here that were once home to tuna fishermen and their families. They have now been converted into attractive small cafes and restaurants, with al fresco dining. The beach, now just along the boardwalk opens out beautifully in both directions as far as the eye can see. A wonderful wide, white sand beach, perfect for swimming and for beach-combing! Cabanas, with its own small fishing fleet is 6 km east of Tavira. The pretty riverfront there has many cafes, bars and restaurants and a delightful board-walk promenade. Here you will see huts offering a choice of river and sea trips. There are many small boats here that ferry passenges across the Ria to the jetty and Cabanas island. This is also a stunning beach with acres of white sand edged by dunes and rolling down to the sparkling, refreshing sea. Walk along in the shallows and you can watch the extreme sport of kitesurfing with the bright kites launching and landing.

The sunsets here can be superb, filling the skies with the most exquisite fiery light.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Tavira, Algarve

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
June 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
£613 **
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
July 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
£652 **
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
August 2018
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
£718 **
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
£652 **
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
October 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
£613 **
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
November 2018
1 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
£575 **
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
April 2019
1 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
£585 **
May 2019
1 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
£614 **
June 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
£637 **
July 2019
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
£677 **
August 2019
1 Aug 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
£746 **
September 2019
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
£677 **
October 2019
1 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
£637 **
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
£540 **
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £150
More than 2 guests £ 20 per person per night

Change-over day is Saturday so 7-day stays will generally run from 3pm check-in Saturday to 10am the final Saturday. Any other arrangements will be at prior agreement.
Cancellations made 4 weeks prior to arrival date merit a 50% refund. If a cancellation is made less than 4 weeks from the arrival date then unfortunately no refund can be made.

Guests are advised to check that they have adequate insurance cover for holiday, health and possessions.
Though this is a ground floor apartment, there are 9 steps up within the building to the apartment door. There is a lift to the sun terrace on the roof.
Monthly rates for low season enquires should be made directly with the owners.

The apartment sleeps 4 but the price quoted is based two people sharing. There is an extra charge for any extra adult guests. This is a flat fee of £15 per person, per night.

The only exception to this limit would be made for an infant.
If a cot or high chair is needed then please let the owners know in advance.
We ask that the damages deposit of £150 be made at the same time as the balance payment. This will be returned (should there be no damages) by Home Owners Direct.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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