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Beautiful Apartment With Sea Views In Waterfront Development . Free wifi .

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Apartment in Cabanas de Tavira, Algarve, Portugal - Unspoilt Location, Near Restaurants, Beach, Golf Course. Free Wifi

Cabanas has everything needed for a relaxing holiday in one of the most beautiful and unspoilt parts of the Algarve. Our spacious, modern apartment on a small, high-quality development has sea views, good, comfortable and stylish furniture and all mod cons. The seafront and village beach are only a few steps away and a 3 mins ride on the tiny ferry takes you to the fabulous island beach, part of the Rio Formosa nature reserve but with cafe/amenities and miles of golden sand. Village restaurants are informal and friendly, serving freshly caught fish and seafood and other local dishes at very reasonable prices. A fresh produce market, supermarket and a variety of small shops and waterfront cafes are all within easy walking distance along the lovely boardwalk. If you want to explore the area, Cabanas is a few minutes drive or bus ride from the lovely town of Tavira and only half an hour from Faro or the border with Spain. 7 excellent golf courses are within 30 mins drive.

Registration Number : 25667/AL

Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
18 January, 2018

About The Owner

We are middle-aged, well-travelled and the kids have grown up and left home. Living in rural Shropshire is fine, but we are a long way from the sea and don't get enough sunshine!

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2007

Why The Owner chose Cabanas de Tavira

We like to holiday away from the crowds, but with all essential comforts on hand. Cabanas has natural beauty and a very relaxed atmosphere. It is essentially a portuguese resort, but friendly and popular with other nationalities.

Our apartment is at the very end of the waterfront: if we go out and turn right we have a choice of excellent restaurants, a small fish and vegetable market and a few shops; in the other direction, there is no development and we can walk along rural tracks to the next village.

Unless you want to explore inland or move golf clubs around, a car isn't needed. Friends and family who use our apartment rent bikes, take buses to lovely Tavira and (slow) trains to other places for days out along the coast.

What makes this apartment unique

Cabanas is our retreat from busy life, but things we like to do there include golf, walking, eating fresh fish and drinking red wine. The apartment is our 'home from home' (but with seaviews) and we have breakfast on the sunny balcony and afternoon 'siesta' on the roof terrace.

We enjoy strolling on the boardwalk along the waterfront, trying to identify birds and hopping on the ferry to the island beach.

On longer stays or in cool weather, we sometimes drive over to Seville for a day or explore the Alentejo. Roads are good and it makes an interesting contrast with the coast.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Here are a few comments from guests who have stayed in our apartment recently:

"We had a wonderful holiday in Cabanas and my mum really enjoyed herself. Your apartment was extremely comfortable and beautifully decorated. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we would like to book your apartment again. This time it will be for me and my husband for 1 week ....."

"Just a short note to say, 'We had a fab weeks holiday in Cabanas' the weather was hot and sunny all week and we enjoyed trips into Tavira and Antonio in the other direction. The apartment was 1st class, everything we would need to make our holiday perfect, I have already recommended it to some friends and all being well we hope to go back again ourselves. "

"We had a brilliant time in Cabanas thank you. The apartment is lovely and we loved the area, what a beautiful place!!! Hopefully will be returning to Cabanas, so will be in touch."

"We had a marvellous time. Apartment was very comfortable and lovely and quiet. I slept like a top! Enjoyed long walks out and about and would come back."
Jan 2008
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Cabanas de Tavira in Tavira

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Bath has jacuzzi jets
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Main bathroom on upper floor has Jacuzzi bath with shower over, vanity basin, bidet & WC. Second bathroom on lower floor has shower, basin and WC. Hair drier.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, large double bed (160cm x 200cm), fitted wardrobes with mirrors, dressing table, air con, glass door to roof terrace. Bedroom 2, twin beds with headboards, fitted wardrobes with mirrors, air con, glass doors to roof terrace. Double sofa-bed in lounge.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
Notes on accommodation: Air conditioning units in living and bedrooms can also function as heaters and there is a wood burner in the lounge. Both the apartment and its location are very suitable for children. Almost everything is 'wipe clean' and the area outside the apartment is pedestrianised. A high chair and stair gate are provided and cots can be hired, by prior arrangement. Outside: Being on 2 levels, the apartment has plenty of outside space. The furnished balcony on the first floor looks out to sea and is ideal for outdoor meals for up to 6 people. A barbecue is provided. The roof terrace has sea views and is equipped with sunloungers and drying racks. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Rental includes all linens and towels (except beach towels), and final cleaning at the end of your stay. Other: Entrance hall with built-in vacuum cleaner and stairs to upper floor. Large roof terrace, accessed via both bedrooms, has sea views and sunloungers.


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Beautiful Apartment With Sea Views In Waterfront Development . Free wifi .
average rating of 4.625 based on 25 reviews

Ideal Spacious/Well Equipped Apartment in Cabanas

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in Cabanas several times and we found Alison and Dave's spacious, well equipped and very comfortable apartment. So perfect in fact we are returning in 2018!. Ideally positioned with easy access to restaurants, bars and beach ferry, the apartment had everything we needed for a very comfortable stay. Nothing missing - everything we needed we found here. A warm welcome from Wendy and Jeff on arrival ensured a smooth entry to the apartment. Great communications and we appreciated the flexibility in accommodating our later departure on this occasion. So looking forward to going back in September this year. John & Katrina

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's lovely to hear you enjoyed the apartment so much that you are coming back this year. Thank you for booking with us again.
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Fantastic apartment in the delightful village of Cabanas

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at this wonderful apartment twice before and couldn't resist a third visit. We were not disappointed! The apartment was again exceptionally clean and well maintained and the glorious October weather meant we also made use of the lovely balconies. If we weren't down by the lagoon (100 metres away) watching the spectacular sunrise we were sat on the lower balcony sipping coffee as it unfolded before us. The living room was not only spacious but very comfortable and nicely decorated and the clear instructions provided by Dave and Alison on how to use the DVD and TV streaming meant we were never short of entertainment when we stayed in. Due to the ample and varied restaurants in the village, however, we couldn't resist going out most evenings. Our favourite restaurant was 'Noellas and Jeronimos', which was right on the doorstep, although, the Vitaminas Bar, a 10 minute walk away along the boardwalk, provided us with warm buttery toast and delicious pastel de nata, portuguese custard tart, most mornings.

The apartment is in a perfect location at the end of the village. Within a couple of minutes we were sitting in one of the regular boats ferrying people across to the superb beach or walking the Ecovia bike/hike trail which starts next to the apartment complex through orange groves to the beautiful village of Caella....and the lovely beach, Fabrica, about a 90 minute walk. The Ecovia trail in the opposite direction takes you along the Algarve coast to Sagres but we chose to cycle to Praia del Rey, another beautiful beach with cafes and restaurants and a delightful train which takes you across the crab filled marshland so you can get to the beach quickly. On our way we stopped off at the picturesque town of Tavira, about 20 minutes on the bike and 10 minutes by car from the apartment.

What a great holiday! We highly recommend the apartment.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good to hear you enjoyed yourselves so much and found plenty to do on your 3rd visit. Looking forward to welcoming you back for a 4th stay!
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Great location. Everything we needed.

  • 4 of 5


  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Back for 2nd year

  • 4 of 5

Location perfect for all restaurant and front area inc taxi boats to take acroas to the most amazing beach (avoid beach cafe!!!!)

The apartment needs some attention, front door sticks, also the whole apartment does not look very clean, all sinks and bath, shower curtain needs replacing.

Lots of cupboards are locked, we would have like use of a hoover for getting rid of sand, maybe have one there.

Tv, do not expect to be able to chill out in front of a screen at the end of your day, ain't going to happy, no one knows how to use it.

Pos owner however she is not there, key holders have no idea.

Nice place, needs some love, and new beds to

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for writing a review, Beverley. We welcome all feedback, as it helps us maintain and improve the standard our apartment for all guests. I'm sorry there were things that disappointed you on your return visit. Our agents thoroughly clean and check everything between guests and we replace furniture and equipment on a regular basis. It's best to report any issues as they arise, so we can try and put things right for you during your stay. There is plenty of cupboard space available, as well as a 'hoover' and other cleaning equipment. We deliberately don't advertise our apartment as having UK TV channels.Our streaming box is available for guests to use, but the instructions we provide make it clear that it may not always work.
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Fantastic Apartment

  • 1 of 5

Lovely spacious apartment in excellent location.

Cabanas very nice with lovely restaurants,beach and walkway along the front for a stroll.

Everything in apartment you can possibly need for holiday.

Great balcony and roof terrace.

Would thoroughly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great apartment. Very nice host Wendy and Jeff.

  • 5 of 5

It was a great week in a very nice spot! the apartment is great: clean and well maintained. I would like to repeat! The nearby activities are very good.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback and glad to hear you had a good holiday. Looking forward to welcoming you back!
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Car: not necessary


Cabanas is on the Rio Formosa, a narrow lagoon between the coast and the Ilha de Cabanas, a long uninhabited sandbar which forms a magnificent sandy beach. Small ferry boats go from the waterfront 2 minutes walk from the apartment and take less than 5 minutes to cross. Once there, you can either hire a lounger and parasol or do your own thing. There are showers, toilets and a cafe. The closest beach is right in front of our development and is overhung by cliffs as you walk away from the village.


Faro airport is 35 minutes drive from Cabanas. You can also fly to Seville, 90 minutes away. Car hire is not essential, as Cabanas is self-contained as a resort. Get a taxi from Faro or we can arrange transfers. There is a bus service into Tavira (10 minutes away) and (slow) trains run along the Algarve stopping at Conceicao, a 15 minute walk from the apartment. There are also water taxis! If you want to explore further afield or play golf, we recommend hiring a car.


Faro - 40km.

Tavira - 6km.

Cacela Velha - 8km.

Olhao - 33km.

Albufeira - 60km.

Vila Real de Santo Antonio - 20km.

Border with Spain - 24km.

Seville - 180km.

Further Details:

Cabanas has a fresh fish and vegetable market, supermarkets, bakeries, butchers, internet access and several banks with cashpoints. Lots of cafes, restaurants, bars and all other essentials, but no nightclubs or discos. The nearby picturesque town of Tavira is well worth a visit, as is the Rio Formosa Nature Reserve, close to Olhao. Heading east from Cabanas, Cacela Velha is a pretty village with superb views along the lagoon. Boat trips from Cabanas include fishing, birdwatching and general tours of the lagoon.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Cabanas de Tavira, Algarve

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
winter 2017-18
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
April 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
May 2018
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
June 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
July 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
August 2018
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
October 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Winter 2018-19
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £176.2

Booking Notes:
Our rates are in euros payable by bank transfer into our Santander account. We can also accept payment in £ sterling, based on the exchange rate at time of booking.
Fifty percent of total rental (non-refundable) to be paid to owner at time of booking in order to guarantee requested dates. The balance to be paid no later than 4 weeks before start of holiday, together with a security deposit of 200 euros. The security deposit will be refunded by bank transfer (less any deductions for loss/damage to property) no more than 7 days after you have checked out.

Changeover Day:
Normally Saturday to Saturday but this is flexible, especially in low season. Arrival usually from 3.30pm, departure by 10.30am. This may be negotiable outside high season.

Notes on prices:
If you'd like a 'long let', ie. more than 4 weeks, please contact us about a special rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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