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Air-conditioned Apartment In Cabanas. Turismo de Portugal Licence no. 20608/AL

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Apartment in Cabanas de Tavira, Eastern Algarve - Excellent Location Within 3 Minutes Walk Of The Village Centre And The Waterfront

This well equipped, air-conditioned/heated apartment in the Quinta da Gomeira development was completed in Spring 2005 to very high specifications. There are two bedrooms one with a double, one with twin beds. One bedroom has an en-suite shower room. The open plan lounge has satellite (including BBC and ITV) TV, iPod dock/player and unlimited 16Mb internet access. The apartment boasts one of the very best positions on the south edge of the complex, overlooking a toddlers’ play area, with views towards the sea and is fully equipped for a long or short stay. All windows are double glazed and equipped with fly screens and outdoor blinds. Ideally situated in the picturesque fishing village of Cabanas, it is a short stroll from the centre with its numerous café-bars and restaurants serving delicious local fish and other dishes at affordable prices. The local beach has 3km of wide golden sands and is reached via a delightful 2 minute ferry-boat ride across the lagoon (or use our little rowing boat which is for your sole use). Transfers from the airport cost about £10 per person each way, and take about 35 minutes or a friend can provide a "taxi service" for 45 Euros each way.

Please note rentals in the high season are only full weeks from Friday to Friday

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Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
28 May, 2017

About Hugh

Chris and I are both ex-special school teachers who took early retirement in 2006 so that we could spend more time in our apartment in Cabanas. We rent it out to help cover the costs, and now that we are getting to know the area well we leave plenty of information for our guests, so that they don't have to discover everything for themselves. We want them to love the area as much as we do.

Hugh purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Hugh chose Tavira region

Cabanas is in the Eastern Algarve. This area isn't as developed as the more popular resorts in the Central and Western Algarve and it still retains a lot of its Portuguese qualities. There are less fast food outlets and more of the traditional Portuguese family restaurants and bars. Having said that we find it very difficult to practise our halting Portuguese because everyone we meet answers us in English! The local people are so friendly that life is made very easy for visitors.

What makes this apartment unique

We have tried to make the apartment as comfortable as we can, and are always looking for ideas to improve it for guests. The apartment is particularly well positioned in Cabanas and extras include air conditioning in all rooms and a lovely south facing balcony. As extras we have installed wireless internet for the use of clients, so that they can keep up to date with emails etc and we bought a small rowing boat so that the island beaches are accessible even when the ferries are not running.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just a line to thank you for all your help with our recent holiday in Cabanas. We had a great time and hope to visit again in the future. Our thanks and best wishes to you, regards Jean

We must congratulate you on a great apartment that made the holiday almost a home from home, excellent location with every need catered for. If still available next year we will certainly be utilising the apartment again.

Thanks and all the best. Gary

Had a fantastic two weeks staying in this beautiful apartment. We loved the beach at Cabanas and the aqua taxi backwards and forwards was such fun. What a great chill-out two weeks. Hope to be back. Dani, Paul, Jean & Rob

Had a great time in this lovely apartment, though didn’t spend a lot of time in it. Lots to see and do even though we are not beach people….. Hugh’s guides were excellent – very easy to follow. Although a car is not necessary we hired one for 4 days and found it useful. We will definitely be back! Baz Mark Bill and Do
Jun 2006
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Cabanas de Tavira in Algarve

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Modern bathroom with bath, over bath shower, wash basin with illuminated mirror, and vanity unit, bidet and WC. One bedroom has en-suite shower room with shower cubicle, WC, wash basin with illuminated mirror, vanity unit and hair dryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: There are two air-conditioned twin bedrooms one with a double bed and one with two single beds. Both have bedside table, table lamp and spacious built in wardrobes. Bedroom 1 has an en-suite shower room.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The air-conditioning also doubles as heating or fan and can be set to a specific temperature. The apartment is particularly suitable for young children as it overlooks the play area. 16 Meg unlimited broadband wireless internet access is freely available for any clients wishing to bring their own laptop, iPad etc. Outside: There is a shared swimming pool within sight of the balcony, and a choice of three more similar pools. Parking is available outside the front door. Secure hallway with telephone entry point leads via stairs to the ground floor hall and stairway. A feature of this apartment is the use of a small rowing boat (for 2 people) on the lagoon. It must be stressed that this is entirely at the client's own risk, and that safety equipment (eg bouyancy aids) cannot be provided, but should be brought by the client if required. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Fresh bed linen and bathroom towels are provided every 7 days. Apartment cleaning during your stay is not included in the price. Stewart and Renée are on hand and will help with any problems that may arise. Guests are asked to provide their own towels for the pool and beach. Other: You will be met at the apartment, or the nearby cafe, and shown around by Stewart and/or Renée, who live just opposite the apartment


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(28 traveller reviews)


Very clean and comfortable and fully equipped with appliances.

  • 5 of 5

Property very well situated for seafront and restaurants which which made our stay very enjoyable

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you all had a good time Brian. Thanks for taking the time to post a review. Cheers Hugh and Chris
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Clear, spacious, well equiped

  • 5 of 5

Had an excellent 12 days in the apartment with 2 small children. Used the park loads, went to lots of different beaches, excellent that there were buckets and spades etc for use on the beach. Played games left in apartment and even CBeebies on the TV! Kitchen cupboards stocked with basics and easy to get to local supermarkets. Hired a bike in Cabanas for 35 Euros a week. Loved our Easter stay.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted you enjoyed your Easter break in Cabanas Sara, and we are glad that the buckets and spades got some use! Thanks for taking the time to write a review, and we hope to hear from you again in the future.
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Lovely apartment well positioned with pleasant view. We thoroughly recommend it and will return soon

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was a home from home and the loving care extends to the vicinity where a piece of waste land has been laboriously transformed into 'Hugh Gardens' enhancing an already pleasant balcony view. Cabanas is a lovely locality with pleasant walks, boule, cafes, restaurants and a friendly local and expatriate community. But excursions by bus, train and car to a myriad of places in the vicinity are easy. Tavira is a must and so is the 'anchor beach' with the wide variety of possibilities and attractions all clearly detailed in the information book left in the apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Rod and Sue for your lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday, and hope you will return to Cabanas in the future.
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Our first visit to Cabanas

  • 5 of 5

The property is well-equipped and in excellent condition. Everything you could possibly need to enhance the holiday experience is available. There is nothing that Hugh and Chris haven't thought of. The folder they have created is packed with information and photographs and to say that it is comprehensive would be an understatement! Whether you want to play golf, go boating or go bird-watching - it's all there and more.

Cabanas is a lovely quiet (we were there in January!) resort. Even in January there were plenty of bars and restaurants available. There are lots of good local walking opportunities available and if walking doesn't suit then the local railway station is just a short stroll away.

The apartment is very well located - just a short walk from the waterfront and with a supermarket even closer.

A real delight it is Hugh Gardens. A patch of ground located outside the apartment which Hugh has adopted and turned into the most attractive of gardens. Packed with shrubs and herbs it's not to be missed.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks John and Carol for your lovely review. It is rewarding to know that my pottering over the years in Hugh Gardens (Portugal's answer to Kew Gardens!) has been recognised! Glad you enjoyed your stay - you got very lucky with the weather - it was better for you in January than it was for us in February!
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Well equipped home from home. Very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Apartment was very clean and comfortable for two couples for two weeks. Quiet apartment and resort.Excellent communication with owner and local couple. Plenty of very reasonably priced bars and restaurants. Great beach. Really chilled out. Highly recommended - not for those who want late and loud nightlife.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tony, very pleased you enjoyed your stay. Cheers Hugh
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fab apartment

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous apartment well equipped, clean & spacious - one of the nicest I have stayed in -5 mins walk to bars, shops & restaurants

thanks Hugh & Chris

Christine -ireland

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a good time Christine, and thanks for taking the time to write a lovely review. Cheers Hugh
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Summer
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Early July
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Summer
15 Jul 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Autumn
16 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May - June
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early July
1 Jul 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Summer
14 Jul 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Autumn
15 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Nov 2018 - 29 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Changeover dates are flexible except for July, August and the first part of September when the changeover day is Friday. For stays longer than two weeks prices can be negotiated. The deposit is 20% per holiday with the balance due 8 weeks prior to departure. Internet access, electricity, water and gas are included in the price. For long Autumn/Winter lets the price could be substantially reduced.

Changeover Day:
Flexible except for July to the first part of Sept when changeover day is Friday only. You will be able to use apartment from 3pm on the day of your arrival and are asked to vacate by 10 am on the day of your departure.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for the property per week in UK Pounds, but payment may be made in Euros if that is more convenient for you.
Discounts are negotiable for lettings longer than 2 weeks.
The Owners Direct site may automatically ask you to pay via their site, but I do not allow this as they put the price up and take a hefty percentage. You can pay by bank transfer or send me a cheque.

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