OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

Beautiful Penthouse Apartment

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Penthouse Apartment in Cabanas de Tavira, Eastern Algarve - Peaceful Location 3 Minutes Walk From The Beach

Spacious 1 bedroom 2nd floor penthouse apartment in a prime location in Cabanas, Tavira with lovely roof terrace, within walking distance of the spectacular island style beach. This beach is accessible by boat, which ferries people to and from all day long. This is a natural beach with truly unique style. Deep blue lagoons stretch throughout the 6km stretch and the 18th century Fort of Sao Joao da Barra stands guard on the sand bank at the entrance to the harbour. Located in Cabanas de Tavira the surrounding lands of Aldeia de Forteleza are protected by a preservation order allowing this development a guarantee of privacy and seclusion. Cabanas is quiet, yet not isolated and is bursting with an old-style character that will appeal to even the most seasoned tourist. Ideal for families and golfers alike.

Alojamento Tourist Local licence 2260AL

More Details

Joyce O'Donoghue
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
2 April, 2017

About Joyce O'Donoghue

I live in Ireland with my husband and daughter. My husband and I both work, but spend most of our holidays in Portugal, where we have made many friends and have really fallen in love with the country.

Joyce O'Donoghue purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Joyce O'Donoghue chose Tavira region

We love Cabanas because it is our piece of heaven, perfect for the most relaxing getaway from it all holiday. There is the most beautiful beach of lovely white sand that stretches for miles. 15 golf courses within a short drive. There really is something for everyone here. The area is easily accessible with Faro airport less than an 40 minutes drive away.

What makes this apartment unique

The property is just three minutes walk from the fabulous beach front where you get a water taxi to the beach. If you prefer we have a private roof terrace where you can enjoy the sun all day long and the pool is only 1 minute away. If you like to BBQ there is a BBQ on the terrace outside the kitchen and you can relax and watch the world go by. There is a fresh food market in the village only 3 minutes walk away each morning for all your needs. In the village there is a great selection of restaurants to suit all tastes where you will meet the locals and some of the friendliest people ever all willing to help make your holiday the best ever. Enjoy

Guestbook comments from the owner

Julie from Ireland. 'Just returned from this lovely apartment. The photos on the website don't do the wrap around balcony justice - and great views from the Roof Terrace. The village was gorgeous - not very 'touristy' - with many very good restaurants. The daily market although small has everything you need. Great location for seeing the Eastern algarve - would definitely recommend this apartment!'

John Paul Haydon Bridge. 'We had an absolutely fantastic time. The apartment was lovely, and the air conditioning an absolute godsend! It was certainly the nicest place I can remember staying in.'

Noreen Dublin " The property is of the highest standard and its location is excellent. The wraparound balcony is a real bonus, as is the roof space. We would recommend this property to anyone seeking a comfortable and relaxing holiday."

Helen from wexford

"Penhouse was great, area fantastic we will definitely be going back but for longer period next time, one week was definitely too short.
Mar 2007
  • 1 of 1


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Cabanas de Tavira in Algarve

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • 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 ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Bathroom with shower, washbasin, bidet and WC.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 (1 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with twin beds with fitted wardrobes, patio door leading to a terrace. Air-con.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: The apartment is very suitable for children and has a separate shared children's pool. The pool is a fresh salt water pool. The apartment also has air-conditioning in the living area and in the bedroom and there is parking directly outside our apartment. Coffee shop open April to Oct with free WiFi. There is a safe in the apartment and an alarm system and a hairdyrer. Please remember to take out holiday insurance. Alojamento Tourist Local licence 2260AL Outside: Large balcony with patio furniture and exterior BBQ. Private roof terrace with spectacular views. There is also a shared salt water pool, with separate children's pool. Free Wifi around pool area and coffee shop. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are included. Cleaning is once per week prior to arrival included in rental charge. Extra cleaning is available and can be arranged on site and paid locally. Other: Large balcony surrounding the apartment on 3 sides(sunshine all day) with spiral staircase leading to private roof terrace. There is also an outside barbecue on the balcony with patio furniture. There is a safe available for clients use.

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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(24 traveller reviews)


Absolute fantastic love apart and area

  • 5 of 5

We have rented this apartment on 2 occasions now and can not fault the apartment it is like going from home to home. Fully equipped even down to hairdryer and straightners. The area is located not far from a train station if you want to get out and about the apartment even has a time table. Would go back tomorrow Sharon and Paddy

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Our 3rd stay at this appartment ,absolutely lovely

  • 5 of 5

have stayed at this apartment for the last 3 years

Ideal place to relax and unwind, peaceful

already booked for 2017

Maria very helpfull

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
hilton derby


  • 5 of 5

the owner Joyce really nice and helpful wen booking manager Maria and staffat the complex nothing to much if you need help while you are in cabanas they are always willing to help you. The apartment with its wrap around balconies and roof terrace are so nice , you have shade wen you want and sun all day if you want roof terrace is really nice. We made full use off the bbq as the fish and veg market and the butchers are so reasonable to wat you pay at home. we always go to the continente supermarket in tavira and get al the groceries the day we get there very reasonable .restaurants and cafes in cabanas are all really nice and the beach to die for. one euro 50 return each and the beach café is very cheaply priced. will definitely be back next year thank you Joyce xxx

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

A fantastic apartment

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was clean and modern with plenty of space. Within a few minutes walk of the town, it's perfectly situated in Cabanas for the boats ti the beach, shops and restaurants.

Joyce's communication before our stay was excellent and we felt all our needs and transfers were in good hands.

The kitchen had everything we needed and the bottles of wine in the fridge was a beautiful welcome gift. The balcony and roof terrace were excellent. We couldn't have asked for more. Highly recommended!

Thank you for making our holiday spot on.


  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Clean with lots of outside space

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay here, a rarity that we book the same place twice! As ever, the apartment was clean and well maintained. The outside space is fantastic and the location is very convenient

Throughout the booking process, Joyce was helpful and responsive so thank you. Maria looked after us very well and cheerfully. The lady who cleans the apartment does a wonderful job too!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

perfect holiday apartment

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is just as advertised, it's clean,very well maintained very well located with onsite pool and pool bar and just a short stroll to Cabanas where you will find lovely restaurants to suit all tastes .Maria met us as usual on arrival and was on hand should we need and help .We will definitely be back and would highly recommend this property

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0



Prices & Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 7
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 8
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 9
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 6
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Nov to Mar
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
25% of rental fee required at time of booking. The remaining balance is due 8 weeks prior to arrival. You can now book online using VISA, Mastercard, American Express, and debit cards accepted. Please click on the owners website link below and follow the steps. It is fully secure and easy to use.
Please take out holiday insurance.

Changeover Day:
Flexible. Please plan to arrive after 3pm and please depart by 10.00am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Enquire Now Enquire Now

Partner Offers

Partner Offers

Portable wifi hotspot