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Spacious Luxury Apartment in Tavira Garden With Very Extensive Private Terraces



Updated: 16-Nov-2016
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.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

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.

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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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11 Reviews

based on 11 holidaymaker reviews


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
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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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  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay in Terry and Di's lovely apartment, and as always we thoroughly enjoyed it. The apartment is spotlessly clean, spacious and a fully equipped kitchen with everything you need to cook as much or as little as you like. Air con in both bedrooms and living room gives much needed respite in the heat of the summer months. There are two large terraces, both with tables,chairs and sunbeds. Plenty of sun and shade at any time of the day. The apartment is in a very quiet location not far from the pool . A flat twenty minute walk takes you into the centre of Tavira with a good choice of restaurants and cafes to choose from. Five/ten minute walk and you have the gran plaza with more places to eat,a cinema and a large supermarket with everything you need for a self catering holiday. Terry and Di are wonderful hosts and we hope to be back next year.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

After staying at Travira Gardens for many years, we feel we have found our perfect apartment .

It is filled with everything a family could need,and more.

It is perfectly located in the Gardens and impeccably clean, which is very important to us.

We have already booked for next year. Which says it all.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful apartment

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a one week stay in this apartment. What a lovely spacious, well maintained and clean apartment it turned out to be (just as described and photographed). The size of this apartment including balconies were are real treat and it was a pleasure to return back to it each afternoon to relax in the late afternoon sun before we set out for dinner. Inclusive air conditioning and Wi Fi were a real bonus are very much appreciated by our children as were the books and games. The apartment is very well maintained and surrounded by pretty landscaped gardens. Such a peaceful spot (block 7) is set well back from the main road we didn't have one disturbed nights sleep. The complex has two sets of pools to choose from, we stayed each day at the main one next to the pool side bar and restaurant. We met and made friends with other families and found it a relaxing place to stay all day. Tavira town is very sweet, beautifully clean and tidy with a lovely promenade. To avoid the main road outside of Tavira Gardens we always used a local taxi firm (Cesar) to go back and forth into town. Very cheap and reliable service well worth using if you have young children. There are two beaches in the area but we didn't explore them as they weren't on the door step, if we had stayed an extra week then maybe we would have visited them. There are two supermarkets in walking distance of the apartment, transport to them is not necessary. Communication from Di and Terry has been great. It was lovely to receive a telephone call from Di the night before we went. Useful to clarify a few details about the apartment and transfer from the airport. All in all it was an easy, relaxing, stress free holiday. What more can you ask for!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful apartment

  • 5 of 5

Just back from two weeks in this apartment and had a wonderful time. The apartment was spacious clean and had everything you might need and more. The kitchen has a juicer coffee maker and toaster so we were well set up for breakfast every day. The balconies were great for a spot of sunbathing or sitting in the shade reading and having a cold glass of wine/beer. The larger pool was lovely and clean with plenty of beds and there were pool bed cushions to take down too :-) Great staff at the cafe/bar who were very helpful with directions etc. 20 minuted walk into the centre of Tavira where there were loads of really good restaurants and places to potter. This was our first trip (me and my 17yr old son) to Portugal and we were pleasantly surprised at how laid back and relaxing it was, everyone really friendly and the food was great. Big thanks to Di and Terry for sharing their lovely apartment :-)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 30 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : On site. Also Nora Velha Bar 500 m at 25 Metres Nearest Ferry : Tavira Centre & Quattro Agua at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Benamor. Also Quinta de Ria & Quinta de Cima 8 km at 5 Kilometres Nearest Train : Tavira at 2 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A22 at 4 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : On site. Also Nora Velha Restaurant 500m at 25 Metres Nearest Beach : Small quiet local beaches + Ihla de Tavira at 3 Kilometres Car: not necessary


The coastline of Tavira forms part of the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve, which is renowned for its birdlife and wildlife. The long, sandy beach of Ilha de Tavira is reached by a short ferry ride from Tavira, and Barri beach by miniature railway. There are restaurants and cafes, and sunloungers and umbrellas are available to hire. Lifeguards are present. There are many other quiet beaches to the East of Tavira, stretching towards the Spanish border.


Faro airport is approx 30km away. Taxis are readily available and are metered. The journey by motorway to Tavira Garden takes about 30 minutes and costs around 35 euros. All the major car hire agents are available at the airport, though it is cheaper to book in advance. We can advise you on this. Tavira railway station links with Faro, and other parts of Portugal, and buses serve a wide area, including Spain.


There is a supermarket just a few minutes walk from Tavira Garden, a shopping mall nearby and more shops, cafes and bars about 700 metres away. The town of Tavira is a short walk away. Small fishing villages such as Santa Luzia, Cabanas and Fuzeta are 5 – 10 minute’s drive or a bus or train ride. The villages of the Serra do Caldeirao are a few kilometers north in the hills, among almond and citrus groves.

Further Details:

Elegant, picturesque Tavira is described as the most unspoilt town of the Algarve. It dates back to around 2,000 BC, and is built on both sides of the River Gilao, with its Roman bridge, 18th century houses, a Moorish castle, and historic churches. Tavira has an air of unhurried charm, where you can stroll through the narrow cobbled streets. There are numerous pavement cafes and restaurants, some overlooking the river, some in tree-lined squares, and many scattered around the town.

Fishing is an important industry, and there is a daily market selling beautifully fresh fish, meat, fruit, vegetables and dairy produce. There are large, modern supermarkets, internet cafés, banks with cash points, a tourist office, post office and a wide variety of shops.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 4
1 Nov 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
22 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 6
9 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 7
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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
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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Updated: 16-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • 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


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town


  • 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

Floor Area

  • 110 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bath; shower; basin; bidet; WC


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • 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


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • 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.

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