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Ground Floor, Family Friendly Apartment With Large Patio And Shared Pools



Updated: 01-Nov-2016
Apartment in Cabanas de Tavira, Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful Location, Fabulous Beach, Fully Equipped For Babies And Young Children

This apartment has been thoughtfully furnished & equipped to provide a perfect holiday solution for both families with babies/young children or adult groups who wish to stay in a larger property on the ground-floor with a private spacious outside terrace. The property is located a short walk from the seafront of Cabanas, a quiet fishing village only 35 minutes drive from Faro. As well as a stunning beach, Cabanas offers some lovely cafes/bars & restaurants & is well provided with supermarkets & a fresh fish and vegetable market. Apartment guests have the use of 4 different swimming pools located in a neighbouring complex a minute's walk away. Benamor golf course is just a 5 minute drive & there are 4 others within 15 mins drive. The pretty, historical market town of Tavira, with its Roman bridge, riverside cafes, churches & market, is a 10 minute drive. Cabanas has all you need for a relaxing break but is also a fantastic location from which to explore the beautiful Algarvian coast.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are the Goddard Family from Faringdon, near Oxford - Wes, Rachel and Jack (aged 5 years). We run a small bespoke kitchen and furniture business together. I take the management of our apartment very seriously as (just like everyone else) we work hard to have our holidays and we want to ensure all our guests have an amazing break and thoroughly enjoy their time both in the property and in Cabanas. Nothing gives me more pleasure than getting an email from a returning client telling me what a wonderful holiday they've had and I'm delighted to say that we get lots of those!

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Guestbook comments from the manager

'Thank you for providing us with such an easy holiday. You have really thought of everything a family would need. We have a 5 month old baby & I'm recommending the apartment to everyone, particularly friends with babies & young children. It's not only very well equipped but very comfortable too. Cabanas is also very child friendly & we were made to feel welcome everywhere we went. It was our first holiday as a family & we're already planning our return next year!' Becky, Ed and Sam (May 2008). And they did return this year (2009) with Harry, their newest addition!

'Loved the apartment, we found it idyllic & the best set up for the 4 children compared with any other place we have stayed. Children loved the toys & games. Fabulous facilities & great kitchen! Had terrific time, recommend it highly & would love to go back' Hanlon/Possener family, children 2-9yrs (Sept 08)
Feb 2008
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based on 1 holidaymaker reviews

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Best place ever for young families

  • 5 of 5

A beautifully spacious, clean and well maintained ground floor apartment with absolutely everything you need for a holiday with young children - and lots more besides. I wish we had found somewhere as well equipped and as safe as this when our children were young. The information in advance was spot on - beautiful terrace, four swimming pools to choose from and a heavenly beach just a short boat ride away. The village was nice and quiet with some lovely restaurants and shops. If you have young children, I would particularly recommend this apartment as there really is everything. Ours are older, but we still had fun with the games! The countryside is lovely and we had a fantastic ride through the orange groves on horseback, as well as loads of history and scenery to soak up. If you want to see the real Algarve, this is the place.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We stayed in Cabanas during our last holiday before Jack arrived. We just fell in love with the peaceful, relaxing surroundings, gorgeous scenery & incredibly welcoming local people. Despite our intention of it being a relatively 'cheap' holiday, we found ourselves putting down a deposit on an apartment which was about to be built and waited (and saved hard!) for over a year for it to be finished. Ultimately, the wait was well worth it as the finish was superb and we were ecstatic with the final outcome. Cabanas is on the Eastern Algarve which is much quieter and more traditional than the Western Algarve. There are some stunning beaches along this coastline, Cabanas boasts one of the best. You can enjoy a peaceful holiday here or be more active, exploring all that the region has to offer.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 47 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 0.3 Kilometres Nearest Golf : 8 courses within 20km, closest is Benamor at 1.8 Kilometres Nearest Train : Conceição at 1 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A22 Via Infante at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Many within easy walking distance at 0.3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Cabanas at 0.5 Kilometres Car: not necessary


Apartment is a gentle 5 / 8 min stroll from the waterfront where taxi boats offer 2 min boat ride to the glorious white sandy beach of over 3km. The beach is extremely clean & holds European Blue Flag status. Boats cost 1.5 euro return per person (kids go free) & run throughout the day from April - October. The beach has a cafe bar, changing facilities, toilets & showers. There is a lifeguard/first aid station during the summer. Sunbeds, parasols, jet-skis & paddle boats are available for hire.


The closest airport is Faro, about a 35 min drive. Car hire is available from the airport or locally in the town. We can arrange taxi transfers, including 8 seater taxis with child seats, please enquire for details. There are also regular bus and train services to Cabanas from Faro. Alternatively Seville airport is approximately 90 minutes drive away. Car hire is not essential if you just want a relaxing holiday but is recommended if you wish to explore the Algarve coast in more depth.


The motorway IP1/A22 now runs the length of the Algarve making the Western Algarve very convenient to explore. Distance to Tavira approx 5 mins drive. The border of Spain/Ayamonte approx 20 mins. Seville approx 90 mins. Albufeira approx 90 mins. 5/10 mins drive to excellent golf courses (Quinta da Ria/Cima, Monte Rei, Benamor). Golf course Castro Marim approx 20 mins drive.

Further Details:

Despite its size and traditional charm, Cabanas is well served with a number of small supermarkets, butcher and bakery as well as a daily market of fresh produce and locally caught fresh fish. There are ATM machines, an internet cafe, post office and pharmacy. An English speaking dentist is located nearby in Conceicao (10-15 min walk away) and there is a 24 hour medical centre in Tavira. Cabanas has a wide variety of cafes, bars and restaurants which serve delicious and very reasonably priced food and local wines. Traditionally prepared meat and seafood dishes feature alongside the more usual European fare. The restaurants are also particularly welcoming to families with highchairs and booster seats usually available. There is a kite shop in Cabanas which offers kite surf and windsurfing lessons at the beach. Excursions are available by coach with local pickups to all of the Algarve's main attractions, including the Slide 'n Splash Water park and ZooMarine where you can swim with dolphins. The ancient market town of Tavira, which has lots of interesting history and shopping, can be reached by train from Conceicao, by water taxi (20 mins) from the beachfront or by car (10 mins). The local area has many places of interest for birdwatchers and walkers, including the national reserve of Ria Formosa Natural Park. Horse-riding and fishing can also be arranged locally.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Nov 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
23 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
3 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Please check Availability Calendar before making an enquiry. 30% non-refundable deposit is required at time of booking to secure dates with balance payable 8 weeks before holiday. Payment to be made by cheque or bank transfer. Please check cost and availability of flights before making a booking. We recommend guests cover the risk of cancellation in their own holiday insurance. A breakage deposit of £200 is payable when the balance is due, this will be refunded within 14 days of your departure from the apartment.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible and agreed at the time of booking. We aim to be as flexible as possible with arrival and departure times, however, at peak times you will need to vacate by 10am to allow for cleaning prior to the arrival of incoming guests.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK £ irrespective of the number of guests, all utilities are included. The apartment sleeps a max of 6 adults or 4 adults and 3 children (1 in the cot). The equipment for babies/children is provided for your convenience and usage carries no extra cost. Stays of less than a week or long lets are by arrangement and can incur a supplement. The Availability Calendar is always kept up to date - do please check it before making an enquiry.

Winter Long Stays
This is a perfect location for anyone looking to stay for a month or more during the winter months. The apartment can be heated via an air conditioning unit in each room. We are open to negociation for long stays with utilities charged seperately. Contact us for more details.

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From the Owner

We decided to create a 'home from home' experience for people with young families as by this time we were well aware of how hard it is to enjoy a relaxing holiday with small people to look after and entertain! The apartment is fully kitted out with equipment, toys, books & games for babies through to young teens. The feedback from all of our guests has been absolutely fantastic however the feedback from families with young children has been overwhelming. When guests don't have children with them, all of this stuff is packed away out of sight. The property with its very large, safe outside space really lends itself both to family holidays and for larger groups of adults. Very few properties in Cabanas benefit from this large outside space and we consider ourselves very lucky to have it.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


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


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


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...


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

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • village


  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with shower, wc and washbasin with mirror/light over. Bathroom with bath/shower over, wc, bidet and vanity washbasin with storage and mirror/light over.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps upto 6 adults & 2 young children in cot & ReadyBed (3 Bdrm) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, king size bed, dressing table, doors onto terrace. Has room for cot. Bedroom 2, twin beds. Bedroom 3, twin beds. All bedrooms have ample wardrobe space, bedside tables, air-con and ceiling fans. A safety deposit box is fitted in Bedroom 1.


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Apartment has air-con in lounge & all bedrooms for cooling/ heating the rooms. Ceiling fans are also fitted in the bedrooms. Windows have electric blinds to help keep things cool in summer. The property is non-smoking, however, an ashtray is provided for use on terrace. It's fully equipped for babies and young children. Graco travel cot (with bassinet) & bedding, inflatable readybed, bed-guards, changing mat, highchair, booster seat, baby intercom, nightlight, bottle brush, steriliser, bottle warmer, potties, loo seat converter, step, baby bath, door slam stoppers, small table & chairs, kids cutlery & plates, toys, games & books to suit most ages. When not required by guests, all of this equipment discreetly stores away out of sight. Comprehensive welcome pack is provided with our compliments. Given sufficient notice & for small additional charge, extra items such as nappies, wipes & baby milk can also be supplied at cost. Our British agent will greet you on arrival at the apartment. Outside: The apartment benefits from a very sunny large terrace (approx 80sqm) which faces east. Shade is provided by a large pergola under which are the 8 seater tables and chairs. Additional sun loungers and umbrellas are available. The terrace also has a barbecue and outside sink, perfect for alfresco cooking and dining. There are some outside toys and games for children including a small paddling pool and sit on/trike. Beach and pool toys (buckets/spades/armbands etc) are also available together with a sun tent. Guests have the use of 4 secure swimming pools (each approx 12x4m) on the adjacent development less than a minute's walk away. Access is via a key card provided on arrival. Close by there is an equipped and fenced children's play area with a very friendly cafe/bar adjacent that serves typically Portuguese food and drinks. Within a couple of minute's walk there is a small skate park and tennis courts. Utility Room: There is not a separate utility room however there is an ironing board and iron, clothes airer, pegs as well as two full width retractable washing lines on the terrace. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Rental includes towels and linen. We do not offer maid service/linen change for clients staying more than one week as standard however this can be arranged for an additional charge. Guests are requested to bring their own beach towels. Other: There are DVD's, videos and CD's for both adults and children, a selection of adult card and board games as well as toys, games and books for children of different ages. Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are fitted in the hallway.

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