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) and internet 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
Top Traveller Review
thanks Hugh & Chris
About the Owner
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.
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
5 based on 23 holidaymaker reviews
Fabulous apartment well equipped, clean & spacious - one of the nicest I have stayed in -5 mins walk to bars, shops & restaurants
thanks Hugh & Chris
A very well furnished and clean apartment with everything you need for a perfect holiday
The apartment was excellent in every way, Very clean,very tidy with all the essentials that would be required for a holiday. The apartment was air conditioned and the kitchen stocked with every utensil needed. The location was central with a 5 minute walk to the Sea front and 3 minute walk to the spar. Eating establishments were very close and well priced.
Our stay was 29th July to 5th August 2016,
We have been using Owners direct for the past 4 years and this is by far the best apartment which not only caters for everything you require for a perfect holiday but an apartment which has plenty of space to ensure that a family of 4 is able to holiday without being cramped.
Very good if you have teenage children.
We would definitely use this apartment again.
The Owner had left a very detailed folder of places to eat and things to do.
It is a real shame that I can only rate this with five stars on this review as the apartment is more worthy of 10 stars,
Would have loved to have stayed for 2 weeks and thank you for a lovely week.
Fabulous Family Holiday
The apartment is the perfect base for a family holiday, only a small wander from the centre of the very clean and friendly town. We all thoroughly enjoyed the holiday and will definitely be booking next year and for longer. We have stayed in an apartment in Portugal once before but found we had so much more to do here.
We were busy for the whole 10 days of the holiday but still have so much more we want to do. The husband loved the cycling in the surrounding area and beyond, there are plenty of routes and trails for all abilities. Unfortunately, the fresh cakes, the ice cream, the restauarants, the food from the excellent butchers shop and the wine have meant that despite all his hard work cycling he has still come back heavier than he went!
Our daughter loved the close proximity to the swings, the swimming pools and the beach. The water taxi added extra excitement on the trip to the beach, and the locals were very child-friendly.
We used the trains to go to Taveira and the water parks, they were really easy to use with reliable timetables and the trains were cheap, clean, on time and with plenty of space to sit down. The station is only a short walk away from the apartment, we changed trains at a few stations and indulged in the cakes, coffee and ice cream from the little cafes on the platforms. We will definitely be using the mode of transport in future years, it was a huge improvement on being locked in a hot taxi.
I loved the freedom of the holiday, the apartment is spacious, it had a coffee pot (very important) and a washing machine, It was a small and friendly walk to the shops for healthy fresh produce and wine....lots of wine! We all had plenty of space to do whatever we wanted. Some nights we ate in the well equipped and clean apartment, other nights we ate out. There was no rush to fit around meal times we all just wandered through our holiday happy, content and relaxed with plenty to do. If only the husband could take the October school holidays off work, next year feels a very long way away to be so relaxed and happy
Just what we needed!!!!
The apartment is a home from home with everything you need for a relaxing holiday. Really enjoyed our stay & the info pack was very helpful. The guest book reviews helped us decide where to eat & the 4 pools were clean & well kept. For 2 weeks we had a fantastic time chilling & relaxing. Thanks Hugh & Chris, you've got it just right.
Second stay and not the last
This was our second time at Hugh and Chris apartment and will hopefully not be our last. This apartment has everything you will need for a fantastic start to your holiday.From the moment you arrive at the apartment you feel totally relaxed which sets you up for your stay in Cabanas. Looking forward to next year already Steve Darlow from Barnsley
Hard to write a review, really......
mainly because there is a possibility it will start to become a little boring!
Why? Well, simply put everything was just perfect.
The flat is not your typical rental. In the fulsome file that Hugh and Chris have spent hours putting together to give their guests ideas as to where to go and why, the first page sums it all up.
"Welcome to our home......."
And that is exactly what it felt like. Not at all like a minimally equipped and furnished rental flat, but a loved and cherished home we had the privilege to borrow for a week.
It is really lovely. It is very comfortable. It is exceptionally well equipped and we loved it.
We shall almost certainly return.
PS The local food was very good, reasonably priced and we found the Portugese most friendly on our first visit to their country. We also thought it was cleaner than Spain and even more friendly.
From the Owner
“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.”
Activity and Interests
The apartment is a short 5 minute stroll from the waterfront where a range of small boats offer a 2 minute boat ride to the long and unspoilt Cabanas Beach. The return trip costs about 1.5 euros per person and runs throughout the day in season. The beach has its own cafe bar, changing facilities and toilets. Parasol, sunbed, jet-ski and paddle boat hire are all available in season. Out of season the rowing boat can be used to access the beach - when others can't get there!
Faro airport is a 35 mins drive. Cabanas is an ideal base for exploring the Algarve having regular train and bus services close by. Spain is a short train & ferry ride away, or 30 minutes by car. A car is not needed however in Cabanas, as everything is within very easy walking distance. When we use the apartment we never bother hiring a car.
The nearest large town is beautiful and historic Tavira which is about 5km away and can be easily reached by bus, train, push-bike (hire available in the village), taxi or by walking near the salt pans where wading birds are abundant. The surrounding area offers numerous opportunities for visiting nature reserves, castles, bustling markets, quiet fishing villages or busier retail areas.
As the owners of the apartment we have equipped it as comfortably as possible for our own use in winter. We are getting to know the area quite well, and would be delighted to send you further information about places to visit, restaurants etc. We hope you will be as enthusiastic about the area and the apartment as we are! Feedback from previous guests may now be found on reviews on Owners Direct.
Please also note that during the high season I only rent full weeks from Friday to Friday.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
17 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Nov 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Jul 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
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.
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.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“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.”
- Air Conditioning
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided ...
- Living Room ...
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided
- Tumble Dryer ...
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils ...
- Kitchen ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable ...
- Television ...
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- wheelchair inaccessible ...
- near the sea
- bird watching
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- laundrette - serviced
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- 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
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- 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.
- Boat ...
- Golf ...
- Garden ...
- Ski & Snowboard ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- 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