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Family Friendly Modern Air-Condition Home WI FI Pool Beach Tennis Golf

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights

About the property

Algarve Holiday Home on Complex WIFI Registered AL/7191

Just 35 minutes drive from Faro airport finds you among the Moorish looking buildings of Tavira Gardens. Set in immaculate lush grounds only 15 minutes walk to the town centre.

Our air-conditioned semi detached home is located in the quaint pretty riverside town of Tavira. The complex facilities at Tavira gardens include a tennis court, 2 pools, fitness centre, bar/restaurant and boules court. Our stylish comfortable airy bright home is great for families. A Modern fitted kitchen, with washing machine, dishwasher, fridge freezer, kettle, toaster, coffee maker, microwave hob/oven etc. The open lounge/dining room has flat screen TV, opens unto the back garden patio with insect screens complete with tables, chairs, sun loungers and stone bar-be-cue

The four double bedrooms all furnished with comfortable beds one with twin beds, air-condition, insect screens on doors and windows.

Relax and unwind in the comfort of our home and enjoy our warm hospitality. We have included a cot and high chair at no extra charge.

Basically, if all you want from your holiday is somewhere to relax in the sunshine, with a book, cold drink, eat in the restaurant and maybe a dip in one of the two pools, play tennis, boules or burn off some calories in the gym then Tavira gardens is the perfect place.

Heading to the beach there is a boat service from the centre to the 'Ilha de Tavira' (Island of the Tavira). It is a short boat ride costing around €1.50. It is a beautiful white sandy blue flag beach with bars and restaurants.

There are excellent golf courses with minutes drive from the accommodation. The nearest is Beanamour, Quinta da Ria, Quinta de Cima and Monte Rei.

The historic centre of Tavira is situated on the banks of the river Gilao. It is referred to in guide books as the 'Venice of the Algarve' and is the most authentic town in the Algarve. You will find numerous cafes and restaurants offering an abundance of locally caught and cooked seafood fish dishes. Along the river you will also find quaint public gardens and quiet squares. In the summer Tavira has various seasonal festivals of live music, street theatre, open air cinema and fairs.

A car is not necessary as it is walking distance to the centre and supermarkets. However we would recommended one if you are planning to explore the Algarve and Spain.

Car rentals, bike hire and taxis can be organized from the main rental office located at the entrance of Tavira gardens.

If you are planning to hire a car it would be cheaper to book in advance on the internet with autoeurope, carrentals, holiday autos or Hertz car hire firms.

More Details

Fay Clarke
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese
Calendar last updated:
25 February, 2017

About Fay Clarke

We have always loved travelling to Portugal and fell in love with Tavira for its rustic charm and unique qualities. Taking the boat to Tavira island beach is the highlight for our friends and family. We had the opportunity to buy our first property in Tavira 2005 and have been spending time as well as renting to holiday makers. My family and I spend the winter months here when the villa is free which means it is well maintained and offers a comfortable holiday setting.

Fay Clarke purchased this villa in 2005

Why Fay Clarke chose Tavira region

The complex looked and felt very different form the others in the Algarve (no window shutters ) and a good proportion of the indigenous people lived on the complex. The gardens were beautifully kept and the people were very friendly. perfect! Good quality restaurant on site and a supermarket for all your needs 5 minutes walk. The beautiful Tavira town centre is just 15 minutes walk. Perfect!

What makes this villa unique

Lush gardens

Easy access to all amenities

Minutes walk to the town centre

Attractive Moorish style buildings on the complex

Two large swimming pools

Gymnasium and tennis course on site

Guestbook comments from the owner

we arrived home safe last night. The journey was very straightforward and we had a lovely time. Visits to the beach at Manta Rota, the boats at Cabanas and aperatifs and delicious dinners in Tavira were the order of the day, with the town still lively even though the peak season had passed. The villa was as comfortable and elegant as ever and your agent seems to provide a good service. You may just want to ask them to check on the lamps, including those in the bathrooms. The garden is smart and beautiful (and so is the gardener!) We had a great holiday. Thank you so much
Sep 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Me and my family, elderly parents, brother and sister in law, had a fantastic holiday. The property fully met our needs and was beyond our expetitions. The property itself was a luxury home from home and the location was an easy walk to Taverna town centre where there was plenty of choice as regards dining.

As my parents are in their late eighties and early nineties they enjoyed pottering around the resort and taking in the sunshine rays in the spacious patio/garden. I would definitely recommend the property to friendsee and am already in the process of booking again for next spring. Fayann was very easy to contact and allayed all our fears. I cannot recommend the property highly enough😃☺🤗

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your positive review. I am glad that you all had a relaxing holiday and found our holiday home to your satisfaction. It has been a pleasure having you as our guest and hopefully see you soon.
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Well appointed villa in peaceful complex

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from a wonderful holiday at this villa on the outskirts of Tariva.

A beautifully appointed semi detached property in a modern Portuguese style, situated within the well kept and peaceful Tariva Gardens complex.

Plenty of room for the 8 of us (7 adults) both inside and out (+ BBQ area, sun lounges in tastefully flagged back garden). Great air con in all the main bedrooms / reception room which was very welcome with the 34-39 degree heat at the time. Lovely spacious balconies to all first floor bedrooms, great for sitting out in the evenings with a glass of wine. Although this property doesn’t have its own swimming pool, the Tarvia Gardens communal pools are literately a 2 sec walk across the road from the villa. These two pools (one children’s) are of good size and never got over crowded, with the amenity of a bar/restaurant on hand for ice lollies and drinks.

Food shops really couldn’t be closer, with a mid sized super market a short 10 min walk away, plus a modern shopping mail approx 15 min walk, including a big supermarket and cinema complex.

Tavira is a manageable 20-25 min walk from Tarvia Gardens (slightly down hill). We tended to catch a taxi back which was well worth it for the mere 5 euros it cost. The centre of Tavira itself is a beautiful old Portuguese fishing settlement based both sides an estuary. Plenty of good restaurants hidden down quaint single track or pedestrian streets, amongst old Portuguese town houses with plenty of character (no major restaurant chains here!). Although it technically doesn’t have a beach, the popular Island of Tavira (with huge long sandy beach) lies at the end of this estuary, accessible via a cheap return ferry from the heart of Tavira, leaving every half hour throughout the day.

Although we didn’t hire a car, there are other good beaches we visited in taxis near by (again not expensive) and even the Spanish border.

The property owner Fay was also very helpful, informative and accommodating with any questions we had prior to this holiday.

Overall it you are looking for a family holiday in a more traditional area of the Algarve, in a good sized, comfortable and value for money villa, something a little different to the more commercial areas of this region, with fantastically long spacious beaches and a novel way of getting there, you can’t go wrong with this apartment in Tavira!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Richard for taking the time to write such an extensive and generous review of not only the accommodation buts its location and the complex. I sincerely value and appreciate your comments and hope that you will stay with us again very soon. Kindest regards Fay
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid season
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
High season
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Low season
1 Nov 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Mid season
20 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Low season
3 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking terms and conditions
Long term letting from November to March - minimum long term letting is 4 weeks at a discount. (Please contact the owner for more details). We kindly request 25% non-refundable deposit on reservation, balance payable 8 weeks prior to arrival, together with £200 fully refundable deposit. This deposit is refundable up to 7-10 days after your stay provided the following provisions are met.
1.No damage or loss is done to the property or contents
2.No linens are lost or damage
3.All keys are returned
4.No excessive cleaning
5.Remote controls are not damage or lost
6.All rubbished are discarded and soiled dishes and pans are washed before departure
7.No charges are incurred due to pets or extra guest staying without the owners permission
8.All charges accrued during your stay ie maid service are paid before departure
9.No guest has to be evicted by our management, owner or the local law enforcement

Please not that all bank charges and fees with money transfer are payable by the holiday maker.

Changeover Day:
Arrival and departure dates are fully flexible. Normally access is from 15.00 and departure is usually about 11.00 am.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. For long term rentals of 4 weeks or more we can offer a discount. Please contact the owner.

The use of gas, water, electric and air-conditioning are included in the rental price (excluding long term rentals)

Towel/linen change and cleaning every 7 days, more changes and cleaning can be requested. The agent will charge the guest directly.
Arrivals after 18.00 hrs and at weekends attracts a fee of £20, this is deducted from your damage deposit.
Please email flight details once reservation is confirmed
A discretionary 10% is given on returning guests
One cot and one high is provided

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Tavira in Algarve

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Main bathroom is spacious, fully tiled with WC, shower, bath, bidet and sink. En-suite bathroom to master bedroom is fully tiled with shower, WC and sink. Ground floor cloak room is fully tiled with WC and sink.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 in 4 double Bedrooms Notes on bedrooms: All double bedrooms have access to own terraces and overlooks the beautiful gardens. Master Bedroom with en-suite, double bed & wardrobe, 2nd Bedroom has double bed, wardrobe, 3rd Bedroom has 2 single beds & wardrobe, the 4th bedroom has 2 single beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: You will arrive at our holiday home to find it carefully prepared for you. Our home stands in the beautiful lush Tavira gardens, one of the more established luxurious residential and holiday complex overlooking the old town of Tavira. The property is close to beaches, golf and the Ria Formosa wild life reserve. This unique complex was designed and built in Moorish style. The well kept grounds boast 2 swimming pools with children' pool, tennis court, restaurant/bar. An ideal place for families, its safe, quiet and clean and only a few steps to the pool. The Algarve has the warmest and sunniest winter climate in western Europe, it is the ideal destination for a winter break and the summer months are long and hot. The villa has its own front and rear private garden. The patio is surrounded with palm trees and lemon tree, built in stone barbecue, seating and eating area and sun loungers. The restaurant serves fresh Portuguese and English food, bar snacks, hot and cold drinks and are open daily Unlimited Wi-Fi Internet access is available within the property. Iron and board, high chair, two hair-dryers, cot are available for your use at no extra charge. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Fresh clean white linen and towels are included. Additional linen/towel changes or cleaning can be provided at a small charge, (paid directly to the representative). Pool or beach towels are excluded, but can be bought very cheaply at the local shops. Other: On the ground floor we have the 4th bedroom with two single beds and a WC. The taxi boat to the Island beach operates from May to October, however other beaches that can be access by car

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