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Spacious Luxury Apartment in Tavira Garden With Very Extensive Private Terraces

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Excellent location in Tavira Garden. 2 Pools, Tennis, Gym, Restaurant, Bars, Free WiFi in Apartment

Tavira Garden is unique. It is generally considered to be the most prestigious complex in the unspoilt Eastern Algarve and is composed of individually designed apartments and villas, set around spacious, mature, beautifully landscaped gardens. The complex has two large pools, two adjoining children’s pools, tennis court, gym, children’s playground and picnic area with brick barbecue. There is a restaurant and bar, with additional outside dining facilities and a poolside bar (open in the high season). Wifi is available (for free) in the apartment as well as in Reception. There is ample parking, and the reception/office is open Monday – Friday (English spoken). The complex is close to the historic town of Tavira, with its cobbled streets and numerous restaurants and cafes, many of which overlook the River Gilao. Golf courses, beaches and the nature reserve of the Rio Formosa are also close by.

Terry and Di Galvin
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2017

About Terry and Di Galvin

We now live in Cheshire, having spent a number of years working abroad in Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai. Terry sold computer systems, and Di was a teacher. We are now semi-retired, running our own training company, which allows us plenty of time to travel.

Terry and Di Galvin purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Terry and Di Galvin chose Tavira region

Having travelled extensively, we immediately knew that Tavira is perfect for us - historic, elegant, quaint and unspoilt – a typical Portuguese town with cobbled streets, eighteenth century houses, interesting shops and a wide variety of restaurants and street cafes, some overlooking the river. We love the Eastern Algarve – quite different from the commercialisation and over-development West of Faro, but with lots to do for everyone, whatever their age or interests. Tavira is very convenient, being 30 minutes from Faro airport. Also, the weather is perfect, having a longer season than many Mediterranean resorts.

What makes this apartment unique

We know how important your holiday is to you, so have done everything we can to make your stay as special as possible. Our Information Book gives lots of personal information and advice about the apartment, the complex, Tavira, restaurants, things to do and places to visit. Many further suggestions have been contributed by our Guests.

Tavira Garden is a unique complex with individually designed apartments and villas, some residential, some rented. Its extensive gardens are beautifully maintained . Our apartment is in a perfect position in a quiet cul-de-sac with panoramic views from our two very large terraces. It is our second home so we have spent a great deal of time and care making it as comfortable and well equipped as possible. What sets it apart from most other apartments are the two unusually large private terraces which give you the choice of full sun or breezy shade, throughout the day.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for providing everything needed for a great holiday. We loved your apartment, and appreciated all the effort made. The children said it was their best holiday ever and cried as they didn't want to leave, largely down to Tavira Garden and your apartment. One of the best positions on site, and the 2 terraces are excellent.

Matt & family, Rugby Aug 2012

A wonderful holiday. The apartment was everything we could wish for. Obviously a lot of thought has gone into making it so comfortable and welcoming. Tavira is charming and unspoilt with lots of restaurants. A great place - will thoroughly recommend to our friends. Here’s to the next time!

John and Jenny, Bradford Sep 2011

Wonderful apartment, beautifully and tastefully equipped and decorated. The choice of terraces meant we could opt for sun or shade depending on the time of day. Tavira Garden Bistro was very friendly. Tavira is a real gem, old and new. Thanks for a wonderful week.

Paul & Chris Oct, Suffolk 2010
Dec 2006
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Tavira in Algarve

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bath; shower; basin; bidet; WC
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: Double bed, elegant hand-carved furniture, air-con/heater, ceiling fan,hairdryer, safe. Bedroom 2: Twin beds, air-con/heater,ceiling fan. Both have large, fitted wardrobes, chests of drawers and bedside tables, and open onto a large terrace. Children's games and books. Beach equipment and games. Lounge: Sofa bed sleeps 2
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The apartment is in a perfect position on the complex, being situated in a quiet, mainly residential cul-de-sac. What sets it apart are the two exceptionally large private terraces leading from the lounge and from both bedrooms. All our guests have commented on how much they appreciate being able to choose sun or cool breezy shade, whatever the time of day. The terraces are fully equipped with tables and chairs, sunloungers and sunshades, and a barbecue. The biggest terrace has a large awning. In addition, there is an extensive roof terrace which is shared with two other apartments. The apartment is on the second floor and has open, unobstructed views. The air conditioners also act as heaters, so with additional oil-fillled radiators, the apartment is well equipped for both summer and winter. We regret that pets are not allowed. Please smoke outside on the terraces, not in the apartment. Outside: The complex has two large pools, and two children’s pools. There is an excellent tennis court (the apartment has its own racquets and balls), a well-equipped gym and a children’s playground. The restaurant has indoor and outdoor dining facilities, a barbecue area, an inside bar and a poolside bar. Some of these facilities have limited opening during the low season. Wifi is available in the restaurant and in reception. Overall, Tavira Garden gives a feeling of relaxed, spacious, leafy lanes with many residential villas and properties as well as rented apartments. There are extensive, well-kept gardens with a wide range of plants and trees which attract a variety of birds including hoopoes. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The apartment is cleaned once a week. Bedding and bathroom towels are changed weekly. If required. additional towels, bedding and cleaning can be arranged for an additional charge. Other: Two exceptionally large, private terraces, with patio furniture and barbecue. Both have unobstructed, open views.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)


Delighted and would recommend.

  • 5 of 5

Super apartment. Very clean, comfortable with everything we needed and more. Two balconies, BBQ and patio furniture and lots of extra touches in the apartment. Big swimming pool which we virtually had to ourselves a lot of the time. The owners were great to deal with. The complex is next to a busy road and this is the only way into town so if walking (we were) extra care needs to be taken. But once off the main road and heading into Tavira centre it is very nice to walk around and explore. Lovely cafes, bars, restaurants by the river and around the town. The beach at Tavira Island is very good too. You need to catch the ferry to get there but it is well worth it. We were delighted with our stay and would recommend it if you want to unwind and relax.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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very good home from home

  • 5 of 5

excellent every thing that you needed was there from salt and pepper to a shopping trolley and if you have children with there's beach toys bucket and spade etc loved the two terraces very spacious clean and comfortable apartment no additional charges​ for electric a welcome change nice small super market and bar 5 mins away let your lady shop and you have a beer

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

5 nights .. weather poor so able to appreciate the creature comforts!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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Stress free holiday

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was everything we hoped for and having all the useful notes giving advice was an added bonus which you don't get a lot, Di and Gavin gave a lot of thought to the visitor of their home. Thank youxx

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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Very lovely and spacious apartment.

  • 5 of 5

A family of 4. Lovely spacious apartment. Was in a fantastic position within Tavira Gardens, quiet and had great views from 2 balconies. The apartment had all the things you needed for a perfect holiday. The air con was a big plus and also the excellent wifi was a bonus. The apartment was clean and well maintained and it was great to have the lady in to change sheets and towels after a week into our stay. Tavira Gardens is lovely with 2 great swimming pools with a very handy snack bar which the food is very nice. The only downside is the main road outside the complex which you have to be so careful walking into Tavira town centre. We would always get a taxi back. Great town Tavira with some excellent restaurants. We visited 3 beaches during our stay, we liked cabanas beach best and liked the little ferry journey across. Just for information, 2 beds and 1 brolley = 20 euros. Overall we had a great holiday and Di and Terry were a pleasure to deal with. Very professional and extremely friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Excellent Apartment & Excellent service

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time in Tavira so didn't know what to expect but From the moment we contacted Di & Terry they made the process very easy and were very helpful in everyway. The property was lovely, very homely, very clean and well maintained with everything you need for a comfortable stay, including comfortable beds, the air con was a god send as weather was extremely hot . This holiday was so relaxing and we just loved Tavira, it is so pretty and unspoilt and felt very safe, the beaches are wonderful, it was so nice to come back to the apartment late afternoon and sit on the lovely big terrace for a nice cool drink & watch the world go by. I would recommend this apartment to my friends and would have no hesitation in going back again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2
8 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 50% deposit is payable at the time of booking, with the balance due 8 weeks before the arrival date. Should the booking be made less than 8 weeks before arrival, the full amount will be payable. In the case of cancellation, the amount payable will depend on whether we manage to re-rent the apartment. 30% is non-refundable; of the remaining 70%, we will refund as much as we recoup with replacement booking. We always advise guests to take out travel insurance.
Payment should be made in pounds.

Changeover Day:
The preferred changeover day is Saturday, but this is very flexible. Where cleaning is necessary between bookings, guests will need to check out by 10.00am and check in after 2.00pm

Notes on prices:
Prices are per week and are inclusive of air conditioning, cleaning and linen. There are no additional charges.
For payment in euros, the Owners Direct exchange rates will apply.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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