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Luxury Penthouse Apartment with Shared Pool with Mountain and Sea Views

Overview

Property

Updated: 21-Oct-2016
Penthouse in Tavira, Eastern Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful Location, 5-10 mins Walk from Historical Town of Tavira

Set in manicured gardens - this is a 2 bedroom penthouse apartment for those who enjoy their comforts while having a peaceful holiday. The complex is small so the large pool area never feels crowded. The apartment is beautifully furnished in a contemporary style to complement the cream marble / oak flooring, and has a roof terrace with magnificent views of Tavira town, the sea, mountains and the River Gilao. There is direct access from the apartment to the large landscaped gardens. The private roof terrace is equipped with garden furniture, wind-sensing awning and barbeque - the perfect place to enjoy a leisurely breakfast or evening drink watching the sunset.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We have been coming to Tavira in the Algarve for the past 5 years. Ever since our first trip, we dreamed of buying a property in this lovely town, which has retained the essence of the real Algarve, a charming historic town. We were thrilled to find such a unique luxury private condominium with incredibly spacious accommodation, including a huge roof terrace with mountain and pool view, with access to the romantic square in the town centre 5 mins away. We like to think of the apartment as our second home and have furnished it to a luxurious standard. We want our guests to enjoy what we love about this area.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

'We stayed at the apartment for just over 2 weeks at the end of June/early July. The apartment fully lived up to our expectations and was very comfortably furnished. The roof terrace was excellent and had wonderful views of the sea & mountains in the distance. The apartment is well placed for walking into Tavira which is very unspoilt in comparison with many of the towns to the west of Faro. We are already talking about returning next year!' PWAB June 2009.

'We have been going to the Algarve for the last 10 years, staying at various places and always enjoying ourselves, but this year staying at this apartment in Tavira was the best, the accommodation was superb, way better than the description and photographs provided, the pool and private area was great, the short walk to the town of Tavira was well worth it.' Lawrence, Scotland July 2009.
Sep 2008
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5 Reviews

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based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

5

Brilliant!

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic apartment to stay in to get to experience Tavira. The apartment itself is excellent, with everything a family or couple would need for their stay. The apartment was very well maintained, and the local representative Dulce looked after us very well. The roof terrace is very private and again well equipped, and the large shared pool was never busy. The grounds are very quiet and well maintained. The apartment is very close to the town - a walk of about 10 minutes will bring you to the beautiful centre of the town where there are many good restaurants. The steps leading down to the town are a bit of a pull up on the return, but its a small price to pay for a great apartment and wonderful town! I would recommend the apartment highly and will certainly be returning soon.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A fantastic apartment

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic apartment to stay in to get to see tavern. The apartment itself is excellent, with everything a family or couple would need for their stay. The roof terrace is very private and again well equipped, and the large shared pool was never busy. The grounds are very quiet and well maintained. The apartment is very close to the town, a walk of about 10 minutes will bring you to the beautiful centre of the town where there are many good restaurants. The steps leading down to the town are a bit of a pull up on the return, but its a small price to pay for a great apartment and wonderful town! I would recommend the apartment highly and will certainly be returning soon.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Penthouse Apartment

  • 5 of 5

This was my first time to Tavira and I was certainly in for a treat, with the first one being this amazing apartment! Well maintained, clean, comfortable and well furnished with all of the amenities you could want/need. The management agent was great and gave us the guided tour on our arrival and showed us the helpful guide to local sites and restaurant recommendations within the apartment although my boyfriend had been to Tavia before, there were things listed that he wasn't aware of. We found that there were various reading materials in a cupboard just inside the door and a TV and radio in the apartment for chill down time . The roof top terrace was perfect for our relaxing breakfasts and a spot of sunbathing on the sun loungers after a fun filled exploration of the town during the day with it's plentiful bars, restaurants, churches, shops and beautiful buildings. There is a BBQ on the roof top terrace but we didn't use it on this occasion. The on site pool is lovely, perfect for a dip during a spell of sunbathing on one of the sun loungers. The whole complex is also well maintained, clean and tidy with smart shrubs and lush green grass. Tavira island beach is a short boat ride (costing for under 2 euros) across the river with the sea. On the opposite side of the island is the beach, the perfect setting for a relaxing day out. You will also find various restaurants on the island to cater to your hunger pangs.

The booking process was smooth, prompt and efficient thanks to Declan and Yvonne, we very much look forward to returning next year

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jennie for the lovely review. We are very pleased that you had a great holiday. Thanks again. Declan + Yvonne
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5

Amazing appt, beautiful town, super food

  • 5 of 5

We visited here at the end of May '14 with our children aged 6 & 7. The temperature was good, apartment AMAZING and very clean with everything you could want. The apartment block is well maintained with a great, although a little chilly, swimming pool. Roof terrace is just lovely, children loved playing there. My son counted 119 steps down to the town, but taxi's are very reasonable for the return journey! We didn't hire a car and there was plenty to keep us amused for a week. If we stayed longer, would definitely hire a car. The Portuguese people are so friendly and that really made the holiday for us. Looking forward to returning hopefully with another family and will definitely return to these lovely apartments. Thank you so much Declan & Yvonne for all your time and Euro saving tips.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great holiday

  • 5 of 5

Lovely apartment, everything you need to make it a home from home. The roof terrace is large and a great place to eat and relax.The steps up to the apartment from Tavira were a bit of a challenge in the heat. Tavira is lovely, we enjoyed it because it is not over commercialised like the rest of the Algarve. There is a good selection of restaurants and the recommendations in the guide book in the apartment was useful. The apartment and the resort made for a great holiday, we shall be back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Annette - glad you enjoyed it. We love the roof terrace also. Nothing better than strolling to the fresh fish market in the morning, having a swim in the afternoon, and cooking your catch on the BBQ on the roof in the evening whilst watching the sun set.
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Location

From the Owner

Tavira is 25 mins from Faro Airport and has all year round low cost flights from UK and IE airports The climate is mild and boasts approx 300 days of sunshine. It is only 30 mins from the Spanish border and you can drive to Seville in 1hr 30mins. The beaches are superb and there are 5 blue flag beaches. The Ria Formosa is a nature lovers paradise and there are cycle trails and mountain walks. Tavira island offers excellent fish restaurants in a peaceful tranquil setting ,and can be reached by ferry boat or miniature railway crossing. The Roman bridge in the town spans the river and there are many varied alfresco restaurants to suite all tastes and budgets.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 20 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Black Anchor / Beiro Rio (Irish Bar) at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Tavira at 1 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Benamor at 3 Kilometres Nearest Train : Tavira at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A22 at 1 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Tavira Lounge or Beiro Rio at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Isla Tavira at 1 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Boat trips can be organised, completely tailor-made to suit your own requirements - glass bottom boats to view the sea-life, barbecue on the pirate ship and view the Algarve coast from the sea, or spend a day fishing.

There is an observatory located 7km north west of Tavira-Casa De Estudo Para Astronomia (CDEPA). It was set up for astronomers and their families and friends to enjoy a visit to one of the best star sites in Europe. It offers a planetarium, Night Observations, Megalithic Astronomy, Introductory courses in Astronomy and Astrophotography. The main telescope is a 20 ins F5 Newtonian and is housed in a sliding roof observatory.

Enjoy a day bird watching in the Ria Formosa nature reserve - the most important birding site in the Algarve. Covering 60km it comprises large areas of dunes and lagoons, channels and islands, saltpans, pools and river mouths.

Why not visit one of the deserted beaches along this part of the coast on a catamaran or cabin cruiser?

Coast/Beach:

The nearest beach is on the Isla de Tavira which is accessed by boat. The boat to the beach leaves from the river in Tavira - 5 mins walk away. If you have a car, you can drive a short distance to St. Lucia where you can take a speedboat across the estuary or alternatively try Pedras d'El Rei where a little train will transport you to the beach. There are plenty of restaurants on both quayside and beach. A slightly longer car journey will take you to the stunning Barrilla beach at Praia Verde.

Travel:

Faro airport is only 35km from Tavira - an easy drive via the A22 motorway and takes between 20-30 mins. Alternatively a private transfer costing approx 35 euro can be arranged - ask for details.

Seville airport is a 1½ hour drive via motorway - it is nice to stay a night in Seville and see the sights and if you have kids visit the fantastic Isla Magica theme park which opens from 1100-2300 in high season.

Distances:

The historic town of Tavira is an 8 minute walk from the property with a range of bars and restaurants with many interesting places to visit. There are several small fishing villages close to Tavira town-about a ten minute drive away is is the lovely village of Santa Lucia - with a host of great fish restaurants. The Spanish border is 20 minutes drive to the East from the property with Faro, Albufeira and Vilamoura less than 30 minutes drive to the West via the new A22 (IP1) motorway.

Further Details:

Tavira town has many restaurants, cafes and bars, catering for all tastes and budgets. The nightlife is good without being too noisy. There is a daily market selling fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and fish, and there are several supermarkets in the town including Lidl and Aldi. The newly opened Il Continent shopping centre has many shops and restaurants and is in the centre of Tavira. There is a mini train which gives a tour of the town and can help to get your bearings - it departs from the riverside near the Roman bridge. To get a 360 degree view of Tavira you should visit the camera obscura which is located in a disused water tower in the centre of the town-not to be missed it gives a real time view of the town. For those interested in history there is plenty to keep you busy with a walking tour of the town to see the Roman bridge, the castle and the numerous churches. Some of the buildings in Tavira are extremely old and date back to the Moorish times. If you have children with you a visit to a waterpark is a must and there are several to choose from- Aqua Show, The Big One, Slide and Splash are a few examples-they are all accessed very easily via the A22 in about 30-45mins - it is also possible to take a day trip coach there from Tavira. Zoo Marine is also worth a visit with dolphin and seal shows as well as water rides and 3 swimming pools to cool off in. There is also a beautiful carousel and other fun rides.

The Spanish town of Ayamonte is only 10km away - it can be reached by ferry from Vila Real or via a bridge from Portugal. It has a wonderfully Spanish feel to it and there is a lovely old medieval quarter with narrow streets and cobbled plazas lined with trees, restaurants and bars. When you have finished shopping in the wonderful array of shops relax with a glass of wine and some tapas.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Nov-Dec 2016
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£171
for 3 nights
£399
 
 
Jan-Feb 2017
1 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£171
for 3 nights
£399
 
 
Mar-Apr 2017
1 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£189
for 3 nights
£441
 
 
May 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£214
for 3 nights
£500
 
 
Jun 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£250
for 3 nights
£584
 
 
Jul-Aug 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£333
for 3 nights
£778
 
 
Sep 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£250
for 3 nights
£584
 
 
Oct 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£214
for 3 nights
£500
 
 
Nov-Dec 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£171
for 3 nights
£399
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £168

A refundable security deposit of €200 to be paid 8 weeks before arrival and refunded upon receipt of the return of the keys. A welcome pack is included in the price. Additional items such as high chair and cot etc must be ordered at time of booking to guarantee availa

A non refundable 30% deposit is payable at the time of booking and the balance is required 8 weeks prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Our guests appreciate the convenience of being able to walk into town from the apartment - collect the fresh bread and fruit for breakfast, stroll into town for dinner in the many local restaurants. The roof terrace - our favourite feature - has sunny and shaded areas with sun loungers, reclining chairs/footstools to mountain view side and a dining table/chairs and barbecue on the roof terrace for long summer nights dining with friends and family. The property has heating and air con in all the rooms and is cosy in the winter with sky TV and DVD. The apartment is like a home to the owner - and so it comes equipped with all of the conveniences that add that something else to your holiday. It is a very easy journey from both Faro and Seville airport.

Property Type

  • apartment

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool

Suitability

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

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • town

Attractions

  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Luxury fully tiled en-suite bathroom with mosaic tiles and jacuzzi bath-shower over bath, toilet, bidet and vanity unit with sink. Luxury fully tiled main bathroom with walk in shower, toilet, bidet and vanity unit with sink.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double kingsize bed, wall safe, built in wardrobes and balcony. Ensuite bathroom. Air-conditioning. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, built in wardrobes and small balcony. Both have air-conditioning and sliding glass doors to balcony.

Outside

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

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The property is fully air-conditioned-there is a unit in each of the bedrooms and one in the living room they are operated via remote control. They can also be used to heat the apartment in winter. There is a small selection of DVDs, books and games for all the family. Video controlled entry system to apartment. The Sky satellite gives all the free to air channels including BBC and ITV-see our website for the full list available. If you have your own Sky card you can bring it with you and use it in the digibox. Our apartment is licensed by the Camara Municipal de Tavira-which means it has been inspected and complies with their safety regulations for fire precautions, gas, electricity. Outside: The property has twin private roof terraces with large table and chairs, sun loungers with side tables, artificial grass, plants and hedges, barbecue and wind sensing awning. There are many plants surrounding the roof terrace, adding a lovely sense of colour whilst giving it a sense of tranquility. The living room has large sliding patio doors with access to a balcony that overlooks a central grass area consisting of large pool and smaller children's pool, changing rooms, decking and gardens. There are several seating areas in various parts of the gardens. Utility Room: Washing machine/tumble dryer, clothes airer, ironing board and iron. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: High quality bed linen and towels are provided and are changed weekly. We also supply 4 beach towels to cut down on your luggage! The apartment is cleaned weekly. Other: Video entry system to front door. Stairs leading to twin roof terraces.

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