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Air Conditioned Apartment with broadband on the Eastern Algarve's Premier Complex



Updated: 11-Aug-2016
Apartment Tavira Garden Complex, Tavira, Eastern Algarve - Lots of Facilities, and Very Near Several Wonderful Huge Sandy Beaches.

Tavira Garden is regarded as one of the premier complex's of the unspoilt Eastern Algarve. The buildings are set in extensive well-kept mature gardens on this quiet complex. Facilities include 2 large pools with sun loungers and shade if required, 1 children’s pools adjoining the large pools, poolside bar, children’s play area, tennis court, well equipped gym, BBQ area. There is a restaurant/bar with inside and outside dining, a reception office (open Monday to Friday, English spoken), and ample safe parking on the complex. Tavira Garden is situated in the northern part of Tavira, an elegant and unspoilt historic town, still an active fishing port and with superb huge sandy beaches. With its maze of narrow cobbled streets, pastel-coloured houses, numerous churches, Roman bridge and medieval castle, exploring is sheer delight. There are dozens of delightful restaurants and cafes offering cheap high quality food, many situated along the palm lined River Gilão which runs through the town.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

Myself and my wife Sue live in Swindon Wiltshire, I am a retired Company Director who now helps growing companies to expand and keep them on the right tracks. My wife Sue is a Chartered Accountant and runs her practice from our home. We have two children who are now in thier early twenties.

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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

United Kingdom

A super holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Our first time to Portugal and we picked a winner!

The apartment was spacious, clean and with all mod cons...the complex was great, with access to the pools and bar/restaurant area nearby. Really good toasted sandwiches at lunchtime!

We found the local supermarket very handy, being only a max 10 minutes walk. There was also a much larger supermarket and shopping mall some 5 minutes further on. All in all no problem for provisions!

A 15 minute walk got you into Tavira town. A very pretty old place with plenty of bars, good quality restaurants, shops and history to keep everyone happy. A taxi ride and then ferry to Tavira Island is a highly recommended day out!

I must say that the management lady, Rachel was really helpful, especially with the organisation of taxis and explaining the local setup etc.

Thanks to all involved though, this was a great holiday and really good fun!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Ideal for all!

  • 5 of 5

This trip was my first time to Tavira and I don't think it will be my last. Tavira is a very scenic place with a lovely river running through the middle, you can still catch some of the Portuguese heritage here and watch cockle pickers in the river and the fishing boats coming in. Aswell as this there is a very welcoming atmosphere, we went to one particular restaurant 'Patios' where the waiters were extremely friendly and the food was delicious. The beaches around Tavira are also lovely but the pool area is also just as good so you have many options on where to base yourself. The apartments is very spacious and the balcony an added extra for luching/dining in the evening. The apartment contains everything you need if you wish to dine in rather than going out all the time. I would recommend this apartment to all.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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We'll be back!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week in March, the weather wasn't ideal but we still found lots of things to do. The apartment is in a great location so we were able to go on day trips to surrounding sights such as Parque Natural do Vale do Guadiana which had stunning views. The apartment is very modern inside and Tavira gardens itself is a very welcoming environment. The town of Tavira is very tranquil and not too touristy. There are plenty of small family run restaurants to choose from that all serve great food, many of these are recommended in the apartment booklet. It also boasts a couple of bars so that if you fancy a drink in the evening this is also possible, the town is only a 20 min walk away so no need to worry about allocating a driver either! Overall a great place to visit and ideal for all, we have even booked to go back in September!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Haydon Wick

Ideal Apartment

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here for one week and found no faults in anything that we wished to achieve. Apartment is tastefully furnished in a very quiet location, while at the same time having access to a swimming pool area with sun loungers and snack bar / restaurant. Golf courses and Tavira Town are easily accessible, and nearest supermarket is only 2 minutes away.

Apartment was spotlessly clean with all equipment in good order. Small private veranda was our favourite place for al fresco dining and just chilling in the evening air.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We bought our apartment some 19 years ago so that we could enjoy family holidays whilst our children were growing up as it is such a safe enviroment. The complex is ideal as it has a great bar and restuarant on site, and three swimming pools. The area of Tavira is one of the nicest areas of Portugal. Even though it has expanded there are still authentic Portugese bars etc, and the area by the harbour and old fish market is a lovely place

Activity and Interests


The coast of Tavira is located within the Ria Formosa National Park. The clean uncrowded sandy Isla de Tavira beach is one of the largest and best beaches in the Algarve, with EC Blue Flag status, and can be reached by a charming short ferry trip from Tavira town or by a little journey on the holiday train at Barril. There are also many other enormous clean sandy mainland beaches all along the coast, as far as the Spanish border to the east or Faro to the west, none of which is ever overcrowded.


Faro Airport is approximately 35km away. We can organise airport transfers for you with a local high quality taxi firm at a discounted price. Car hire can be arranged with a local company, to collect at Faro Airport if required at no extra charge - but a car is definitely not essential for the enjoyment of your holiday. Bicycle hire is available in the town. Local buses and trains cover a wide area. Buses from Tavira bus garage go far afield including to Seville and other Spanish destinations.


The unspoiled coastal villages of Santa Luzia, Cabanas, Cacela Velha and Fuzeta are all a 5-10 min drive away (also reached by bus or train) - all with huge clean sandy beaches which are never over-crowded even in summer. The beautiful hills and villages of the Serra do Caldeirão are just a few km north. The Spanish border is approx 30km east, where the border castles, delightful old villages and broad River Guadiana are well worth exploring.

Further Details:

The nearest supermarket is approx 100 metres away (open 7 days per week 9am-9pm). The nearest bakers, cafés, post office, newsagent, chemist, other small shops and cash point are approx 700 metres away. There is a large daily market in the town, selling delicious local produce, fruit/vegetables, meat and fish.

It's just a short walk from Tavira Garden to the delightful old town areas, harbour, fishing port and Roman Bridge. Stroll round the maze of cobbled streets and alleyways in Tavira to search out the little shops, restaurants and bars. This beautiful and historic part of the Algarve has not been discovered by many tourists, and is untouched by any 'yob culture'.

Internet facilities are available in the Tavira Garden restaurant, also at several places in town, and the old covered market is a WiFi zone. There is a Tourist Information office in town near the medieval castle.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn 2016
19 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2016
1 Nov 2016 - 26 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings more than 8 weeks prior to arrival; 30% deposit required at time of booking, remainder 8 weeks before arrival. Bookings less than 8 weeks prior to arrival; 100% payable at time of booking. Cancellation policy: in case of cancellation the 30% deposit is non-refundable. Of the remaining 70% we will reimburse as much as we recoup in any replacement booking. Bookings may be liable to cancellation if payments are not prompt. We recommend all clients to take out holiday insurance.

Changeover Day:
Arrival & departure days - totally flexible. Part weeks are charged pro-rata the weekly rate. Possibly access may not be given until 5pm on day of arrival & we may ask clients to vacate by 10am on departure, but only if required for changeover purposes.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for property per week in pounds and include all bedlinen, bathroom towels and kitchen towels.

Long term winter rental is available at £300.00 per week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

We recently invested 20,000 euros in our Apartment and completely refitted all fixtures and fittings. With the apartment being on the ground floor it offers peace of mind for those with young children. Our apartment overlooks the childrens play area and it is lovely sitting on the balcony with a beer whilst the children play in the playground

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool


  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • resort
  • town


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • This has recently been refurbished with a large walk in shower, tiled to all walls, wc, basin,wall heater and extraction.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/8 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 2 good size bedrooms, with new twin beds, air-conditioning and heaters. Both bedrooms have large fitted wardrobes and other modern furniture. Two leather double sofa beds in the lounge.


  • Golf ...


  • Notes on accommodation: This apartment is on the ground floor. If air conditioning is required - decide when you arrive - the cost is 4 euros per day. There is a security safe (free-of-charge), hair dryer, fire extinguisher, fire blanket, smoke alarms, selection of books, information folder. Facilities in Tavira Garden's laundry, including tumble dryer, may be used for a small charge. We regret that pets are not accepted. We ask guests to smoke only in the outside areas and not inside. Good quality pool/beach towels are available for your use. Baby’s travel cot available at prior request cost 15 Euros per week. Internet is available via broadband.There is a small charge for use of the gym and the tennis court on the complex. The Tavira Garden gym and restaurant may sometimes have limited opening out of high season. Outside: Good size balcony with table and chairs, overlooking a secluded and pleasant garden area with a mature lemon tree very near the balcony. The beautiful mature garden areas, swimming pools, and all other facilities at Tavira Garden may be used by all of our guests. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Rachel will meet and greet and ensure the apartment is cleaned to a high standard prior to guests' arrival. Rental prices include all bed linen, bathroom towels and kitchen towels.All towels and bedlinen are provided. Other: Good sized balcony with table and chairs, accessed from lounge/dining room. The balcony overlooks a secluded and pretty garden area - pick your own lemons from the tree next to the balcony! NB: safety - there are NO gas installations in this building.

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