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



Updated: 18-Oct-2016
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, newly-built 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.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

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!

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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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17 Reviews

based on 17 holidaymaker reviews


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: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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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Lovely property, great location

  • 5 of 5

Having stayed at Alison's place before we knew what to expect, and were not disappointed. The flat is spacious and well equipped, with everything you need to make a home from home. The location is great, less than 100m from the front, with nice views of the Ria, and the sea beyond, from both the first and second floor terraces. We normally visit Cabanas in spring or autumn and obviously found the town much busier than at those times, yet still no problems finding somewhere to sit and eat/drink, and the atmosphere remains the same, very friendly resort. Although not the biggest of resorts, Cabanas offers a good variety of restaurants and bars, providing everything from snacks to good quality restaurant food, and if that is not enough you can visit Tavira or even Sao Bras, both of which have a couple for really good restaurants. If your looking for a relaxing time in a nice apartment and with all you need on the door step, we would highly recommend this property. Thanks once again Alison, we are sure to stay with you again in the future. Steve and Karen, Sevilla.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely review. Very pleased to hear your recent visit was successful and everything in the apartment was okay for you. You are welcome to come back, any time.
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Lovely Apartment in Wonderful Cabanas

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is great - comfortable, spacious and excellently equipped - with the added bonus of a superb quiet location just minutes from all of the amenities, bars and restaurants

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back.in the future.
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Fab fab! !!!!! Love Cabanas

  • 5 of 5

Lovely apartment, had everything, I don't self cater, however if I had wanted to it was all there, Inc Bbq, nice to see some kitchen bits, ie bin bags, detergent etc, not at our previous apartment!

We had total peace here, seemed like we may have bben the only people in the block?

We will be back, for the gorgeous accommodation, the wonderful food in every place we ate, including the snack bars, and the location couldn't be better!

Thank you Alison

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely comments about our apartment and Cabanas itself. You are very welcome to come back for more relaxation next year!
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May 2016 stay

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from an excellent 2 week break from this well appointed and situated apartment. It is moments from the boardwalk and minutes from the sea front bars and restaurants of Cabanas, an area not spoilt by progress. My wife and I will certainly look to book the apartment again in the future, and were also impressed with the reliability of the pick ups and support available if required.

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

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 the beach or on top of the cliff past the old fort and follow 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.

Activity and Interests

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.


Rental rates

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October 2016
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
5 night minimum stay
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Winter 2016/17
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
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April 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
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May 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
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June 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
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July 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
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August 2017
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
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September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
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October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
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My Standard Rate
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
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.

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From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village


  • 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
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, large double bed, 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.


  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

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


  • 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 is 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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