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Apt 16A is a large (90sqm/1000sqft) 2nd floor, full air-con, fully tiled, 2-bed penthouse. Open plan living/dining area, bar counter between dining/kitchen. Large breakfast balcony opens off master bedroom and living room. Large roof terrace a few steps up from apartment offers panoramic views to sea and Algarve hills (equipped with loungers, table, chairs, umbrella, gas BBQ, etc). Sat TV (36” LED with USB, HDMI, DVD, etc; channels include English and D/Ös/CH/Fr/Es/NL), DVD and radio. All facilities cater comfortably for up to six guests. The comprehensively equipped kitchen includes dishwasher, washing machine, drying frame, iron/board. There is a double bedroom, a twin bedroom, double sofa-bed, camp-bed. Towels, linen changed, apt cleaned mid-stay on longer rentals. Travel-cot, highchair available free of charge if requested with booking. Own high-speed Internet 'HotSpot' in apt (ADSL 12Mbps, unlimited download, WiFi router) an option.
The Tavira Garden holiday apartment rental complex is widely regarded as the best of its kind in the Eastern Algarve. The buildings are in the Moorish style and the lush, mature gardens are semi-tropical. There are two pool areas (each with adjacent kids pool, loungers, umbrellas, etc), two kids play areas, tennis, boules court, fitness room (with sauna, machines, massage, Yoga), bar/bistro, communal BBQ, free parking, etc. WiFi Internet is broadcast free of charge at Reception and you can also have a WiFi 'HotSpot' in the apartment as an optional extra (ADSL 12Mbps, unlimited download. GB£20 for the first week, thereafter GB£1,50 per day). Satellite TV in each apartment includes channels in English, French, German and Spanish. The flat-screen TV's have HDMI connections and DVD players are provided. An informal paperback library (mainly English) is available.
Each of our apartments is air-conditioned and has two bedrooms (one with double bed, one with twin beds). Dishwasher, washing machine and drying frame are provided (you can also use a dryer in the on-site launderette and 19B additionally has a tumble dryer). Bed-linen and towels are provided and changed in mid-stay for longer stays when the apartment is also cleaned. Sleeping capacity is 4 to 6 guests. Cot, camp-bed and/or sofa-bed also available for guests in excess of four. A Welcome Pack is provided on arrival.
Apartment 15A is approx 110sqm (1200sqft). It is fully air-conditioned and has two bedrooms and two bathrooms (the master bedroom is en suite). Entrance is directly from the pedestrianised garden area but the apartment is a duplex. At entrance level you have lobby, kitchen and dining room; steps lead down to the large lounge and up to the bedrooms. 15A has separate dining room and living and a comprehensively equipped kitchen. Lounge and each bedroom are individually air-conditioned. A furnished balcony off the living room has a sea view and gets the morning sun, ideal for breakfast or for relaxing in the shade in the hot afternoons.
Apartment 15E is approx 90sqm (1000sqft). It is fully air-conditioned and has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Entrance is directly from the pedestrianised garden area but the apartment is a duplex. At entrance level you have kitchen and dining nook; steps lead down to the large lounge and up to the bedrooms. Lounge and each bedroom are individually air-conditioned. A furnished balcony off the living room has a sea view and gets the morning sun, ideal for breakfast or for relaxing in the shade in the hot afternoons.
Apartment 16A is approx 90sqm (1100sqft). It is fully air-conditioned and has two bedrooms and one bathroom (located between the two bedrooms). The apartment is on the second floor and is an open-plan layout on a single level. You have separate kitchen and dining room, separate by a breakfast bar. There is a large furnished breakfast balcony accessed from both master bedroom and lounge; there is also a furnished roof terrace half a flight up from the apartment – the terrace has loungers, umbrella, table, chairs, gas BBQ, panoramic views to the sea and to the Algarve hills. The apartment is comprehensively equipped for four to six guests. Living area and each bedroom are individually air-conditioned.
Apartment 19B is approx 90sqm (1000sqft). It is a 2-bed 2-bath ground floor apartment on a single level with air-conditioned open-plan living/dining area and a most attractive kitchen. Entrance is from the pedestrianised garden area and the apartment also has a part-shaded veranda with gated access to the small pool – this veranda is furnished (loungers, tables, chairs, etc) and is equipped with a gas BBQ. The double bedroom is air-conditioned and the twin bedroom has a ceiling fan.
The bistro offers an excellent selection of reasonable priced meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and snacks throughout the day. Drinks and snacks are also served in the main pool area and the bistro hosts regular barbecue dinners with live entertainment.
The old town is 10 to 15 minute walk (it’s downhill) or a taxi costs €4,00 (2015). There is a good supermarket at 300m and a large shopping mall (major supermarket, shops, boutiques, cinemas, food court, etc) at 800m. The old town itself is one of the best preserved in the Algarve and many of its cobbled streets are pedestrianised. Street cafes and inexpensive restaurants abound and fish is a specialty. The Town Council organises a busy program of entertainments through the summer – street theatre, folk music and dancing, concerts, fairs, exhibitions, balloon races, air displays, film and culinary festivals, etc.
In 2013, UNESCO recognised Tavira as a Cultural Centre for the Mediterranean Diet which is described by UNESCO as emphasising the values of hospitality, neighbourliness, intercultural dialogue and creativity, and a way of life guided by respect for diversity. The Algarve now joins Spain, Cyprus, Italy, Croatia, Greece and Morocco in this recognition.
The nearby Tavira Island has 12km of the finest white beaches of the Algarve with bars, cafes, restaurants, massage, etc and loungers, umbrellas for hire – move a few hundred yards and have an entire stretch of beach to yourself. The Algarve waters are at their warmest here away from the cold Atlantic currents and winds which are a feature of some of the Western Algarve.
The Spanish border is 25km away and the old walled towns along the Guadiana River (which marks the border) are a big attraction – you can take a cruise up-river with a stop for lunch on the way. Seville, with its Moorish and Crusader grandeur (and its extravagant shopping!) is 150km – 90 minutes by car or there’s an express bus. A commuter train connects Tavira with most of the coastal towns of the Algarve from the Spanish border to Lagos in the west. Local buses run to the towns and villages of the Algarve hinterland.
Tavira is surrounded by the Ria Formosa Nature Park. You can enjoy bird watching, butterfly chasing, horse riding, cycling (or just plain wander). Bicycles, boats, canoes and horses are available for hire. The water slides and golf courses of the Western Algarve are about an hour’s drive away and there are half a dozen excellent golf courses within half an hour’s drive – three within a 10km radius of Tavira.
All four of our apartments are fully licenced under the Alojamento Locale regime as follows:
Apartment 15A = Reg No 8247;
Apartment 15E = Reg No 8245;
Apartment 16A = Reg No 8273;
Apartment 19B = Reg No 1593.
While most of our guests come for a week or two in the summer, we also rent in winter on a monthly basis. For winter rentals, towels and linen are supplied (but no cleaning or laundry) and utilities are billed monthly based on metered usage but without mark-up on the service provider's standard charges. An in-apartment WiFi 'HotSpot' is provided -- this has unlimited download and is fast enough to allow watching TV on line.
Born in Ireland, I studied electrical engineering and worked for a variety of international companies. I bought a vacation apartment in Tavira Garden in 2001 and today I have four apartments there. I retired in 2003 and today I spend the winter in Tavira and the summer in Dublin. In between I usually spend a few weeks in Uganda as a volunteer.
Ted Mooney purchased this apartment in 1999
Unlike many Algarve towns, Tavira remains alive in the winter. Tavira Garden is beautifully laid out in mature gardens and is very conveniently located. Even in high summer, the facilities are never overcrowded.
Pools, tennis, gym, restaurant on-site.
Prices are for on-line booking with OwnersDirect in GB£ for 2 guests except July + Aug when rates are for 4 guests.
Alternatively, book direct with owner in £, € or other currency. Discount 10% after first week, pay by Bank transfer, Credit card, PayPal. Angebote in € bzw CHF auf Anfrage für Direkt-Buchung. Des prix en €, CHF ou Ca$ sur démande pour des réservations directes.
Changeover flexible. Short stays of 3-6 days allowed.
Non-refundable Booking Deposit 50%, Balance 56 days prior to start, Holiday insurance strongly recommended.
100% refundable Security/Breakage Deposit of £150,00 or €150,00.
In-apartment WiFi 'HotSpot' (fast, unlimited download) £25/€25 for the first week, then £2/€2 per day.
Check-in from 4pm; Service Charge £15 for Late Arrival after 8pm. Check-out 10.30am,
Check-in/check-out flexible when overlapping bookings permit.
Taxi transfer Faro airport Euro 50,00 either way (max 6 PAX), driver coordinates Meet & Greet (35 minutes, you pay the driver on arrival).
Long winter lets on request at £600-£800/month (dependent on length of stay). Unserviced but towels, linen, etc supplied. Includes cable TV and in-apartment WiFi ‘HotSpot’ but utilities extra.
Our apartment was great and we love tavira
We were disappointed with the complex as part of the attraction of tavira gardens was the leisure facilities which we thought would be perfect for our teenage boys
So some specifics
Tennis - we didn't have our own rackets there were none to hire
Sauna not working
Big pool - pool boy seemed determined to stop our sons having any fun
They're no angels but were just throwin a ball about with no other guests about to inconvenience
Lady on main reception less than helpful when my wife Eilidh tried to book a bus trip to Lisbon
So nothing to do with the apartment or location but our stay didn't quite match up to our expectations
The property was perfect for a quiet relaxing holiday with less of a"resort" feel about it. The apartment had everything you could possibly require and Victoria met us on arrival even though it was late in the evening. There was basic essentials for a snack when we arrived which was very much appreciated with 3 tired children in toe.
The pool outside the door made our holiday and depts were perfect for smaller children. We found the main resort pools that bit too deep for our 8,6 and 4 year old. They were all out of their depth even in the small children's pool.
The one thing I would say is you do need a car, especially with children. There is no way they would have walked too and from the water taxi to the beach with all the stuff.
The restaurants in Tavira were all great, we had lovely meals in aquasul(had to book) and baria de rocha (I think). We had One bad experience in the main restaurant near the market stalls. They said the kids would eat for free and we were then charged for them. When I questioned it they said I misunderstood which I did not. They had people outside trying to tempt you in, should have known better.
Tavira gardens was quiet even in August but still had music 2 nights and a bar/snack bar on site which met all basic needs.
This was a nice bright apartment, with lots of space inside and out for 3 adults. 2 pools and a newly taken over bar doing food, not quite the restaurant advertised, but good food reasonably priced. The walk into town was partly along the main road, not so good with a pushchair with no pavements. Visit Villa Real and hop on the ferry to Spain, or go to Faro, more than just an airport. Train travel was really cheap compared with UK. If you dont mind the walk, then go here!
We loved apartment 16a and from the initial booking to the arranged pick-up at the apartment when we left for the airport everything was handled professionally and welcoming. The apartment is indeed as depicted as was the whole complex and we enjoyed it all. The walk to town is 15-20 minutes and most of it in town which by the way is very nice. We loved apartment 16a and from the initial booking to the arranged pick-up at the apartment when we left for the airport everything was handled professionally and welcoming. The apartment is indeed as depicted as was the whole complex and we enjoyed it all. The walk to town is 15-20 minutes and most of it in town which by the way is very nice. We particularly liked the square with the statue of the bishop wich has several nice restaurants - Nagoya sushi was cheap - not outstanding but considering the price really good! Go more for the other dishes than sushi. The indian restaurant next to Ponto do Encontro in the same square was really good!
Booking the apartment was very straightfoward and Ted was quick to respond to any queries we had. 16A is a lovely,bright and spacious apartment within a beautifully kept complex. Gardens and pool area are very well maintained. Reception staff were pleasant and helpful.On arrival Viktoriya showed us around despite the late hour, and also arranged transfer to airport on our last day. We were delighted with our welcome pack (wine,beer, etc) which was much appreciated especially as we had arrived after midnight. Only drawback was that the road into town is very busy with no footpath but as taxis are reasonable this wasn't a big deal. Tavira is a charming, pretty town with plenty of reasonably priced restaurants. The people are really friendly. The beach at Ilha de Tavira was gorgeous! I would definitely recommend Tavira and Tavira Gardens as a holiday destination and hope we can return in the future.
Wir haben 16 sch?ne Augusttage 2013 in Tavira Garden verbracht. Die Wohnung 16A ist sehr gro? mit viel Platz f?r eine Familie (wir waren zu viert). Es gibt einen gem?tlichen Wohn-Essbereich und eine komplett ausgestattete K?che, in der alles gepflegt und funktionst?chtig ist. Alle Wohnr?ume sind gut klimatisiert, das haben wir bei ?ber 31?C Au?entemperatur in der Dachwohnung auch ben?tigt. Es gibt einen Balkon am Wohnraum, aber noch toller f?r gem?tliche Abende mit Blick auf den Atlantik ist die gro?e Dachterrasse, die zu dieser Wohnung geh?rt. Es gibt da sogar einen Gas-Grill, Liegest?hle und einen super Sternenhimmel. Vor Ort gibt es eine Ansprechpartnerin, die einmal pro Woche zum W?schewechsel und Saubermachen vorbeikommt und die auch bei Fragen und Problemen erreichbar ist. Ausstattung und Service sind also prima und es ergibt ein Top Preis-Leistungsverh?ltnis!
Die Anlage Tavira Garden ist sehr gepflegt und ruhig, die Poolbereiche sind sch?n und hier haben Kinder viel Platz zum Schwimmen.
Es gibt ein zentrales Cafe - Restaurant mit nettem Personal. Einmal w?chentlich wurde ein BBQ-Abend veranstaltet (war prima!).
Der Weg zum Ort Tavira ist zu Fu? in 15 Minuten gut machbar, es ist allerdings bei der Sommerhitze nicht sch?n zu laufen, besonders mit Kindern. Ein Taxi kostet ca. 5 ?. Wir haben uns letztendlich ein Auto gemietet, damit war der Weg zum Strand einfacher und die Umgebung von Tavira kann man besser entdecken! Der Ort Tavira ist sehr sch?n - viel sch?ner als die ?berlaufenen und lauten Orte der West-Algarve.
Ein super Urlaub also f?r Individual-Urlauber!