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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
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


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.

Please do not "book" through Owners Direct unless you want to pay them an extra 10% for a "service / insurance" charge. Just make an enquiry through them and I will respond - you will not lose the booking.

More Details
Registration Number : 20806 A/L

Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
23 September, 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 Tavira

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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


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Air-conditioned Apartment In Cabanas. Turismo de Portugal Licence no. 20608/AL
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Comfortable apartment with helpful owners

  • 5 of 5

Very enjoyable week in a well placed fully equipt apartment. Everything you need for the beach (apart from beach towels). The kitchen has everything for eating in or picnics out. We chose to eat out every week this time and we had some fabulous food, trip advisor ratings are usually spot on but Hugh has a folder of information. Had a lazy week so didn't use the boat but I can imagine it would be great fun as we have used kayaks in Cabanas before.

For me the double bed could have been a little more comfortable but I am used to memory foam so just personal preference. The local cafe on the corner was great, very good value, great burgers and handy for morning coffee.

I would recommend this apartment to couples, or a young family as the children's play area would be perfect.

Thank you for an enjoyable rental.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sheri for your very positive review and recommendation, and we are glad that you had an enjoyable, lazy week. There's not much we can do about the mattress - its a good one and we find it very comfortable (but we've never tried a memory foam one). We are so lucky to be near that corner cafe (O Escalho), I think it must be the friendliest and give the best value in Cabanas!
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Great holiday

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment, great location,very well equipped, home from home.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Well equipped and superb location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment had everything you could possibly need for a very comfortable and enjoyable stay. Location is excellent, close to bars restaurants and the promenade, with access to the beach, is only a short walk away. The option of 4 pools is an added bonus, if one is busy move onto the next.

We would definitely recommend this apartment and also cabanas as a destination.

Superb throughout, big thanks to Hugh and Chris for the use of their apartment and also to Stewart for his assistance during our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased you and your family enjoyed your stay Justin, and thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We hope to hear from you again if you decide to return to Cabanas for another holiday. Cheers! Hugh & Chris
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Beautiful well equipped apartment

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful well equipped apartment in a great location, some lovely additional extras (basket of beach toys), lovely restaurants 2 seconds away - would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Miss Lucy, we are so pleased you and your family enjoyed your stay. Hope it wasn't too hot! Cheers Hugh
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Another Brilliant stay

  • 5 of 5

This year is our third time and I can't speak highly enough about Hugh and Chris's apartment.Everything makes you feel so at home.Its location is perfect within walking distance of restaurants,bars, supermarkets and the beach.The information supplied by Hugh is great if you are a first time visitor to Cabanas.Would definitely recommend this property.

Stephen Darlow

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you are still enjoying Cabanas Stephen, and thanks for taking the time to write a review. Hope to hear from you again soon. Cheers Hugh
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Another wonderful holiday in this lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this apartment many times and have never been disappointed. Apartment is clean, spacious and well equipped and situated very conveniently for restaurants, shops and the lovely seafront of Cabanas. Also handy for the bus to the pretty town of Tavira and a short walk to the railway station where the local train takes you right to the Spanish border.The addition of Wi Fi in the apartment is also an added bonus.Thank you once again Hugh and Chris, we look forward to staying in your comfy apartment in the very near future.

Peter and Val Barnes.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always a pleasure to have you two staying in the apartment, I know you love Cabanas just as much as we do! Thanks for taking the time to write a lovely review and I hope to hear from you again very soon. Cheers Hugh (and Chris)
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Car: not necessary


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.

Further Details:

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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Cabanas de Tavira, Algarve

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
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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