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Beautiful Villa with Private Swimming Pool Large mature Garden and Sea Views



Updated: 07-Nov-2016
Villa in Tavira, Eastern Algarve, Portugal - Secluded peaceful location minutes away from the Grande Plaza Shopping Centre.

Beautiful Luxury Villa with Private Swimming Pool and Large matured Garden near Tavira town centre with sea view, only minutes away from the Grande Plaza Shopping and the historical town centre of Tavira and various golf courses. The property is fully fenced and located in a residential area and has a home from home feeling, very stylish and comfortable with everything you will need for a perfect stay. There are several golf courses within a 3 to 15 minutes drive to choose from: Benamor golf is the nearest, Quinta da Ria and Quinta de Cima golf and Castro Marim just to name a few. In Tavira you'll find all amenities including many excellent restaurant and of course Grande Plaza Shopping Centre just minutes away. There are various excellent beaches near by, the most famous is Ilha de Tavira. Located in the Ria Formosa Natural Reserve Park, this beach can be reached by ferry which you find at Quatras Aguas in Tavira, at the mouth of the Rio Gilão.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We purchased the villa in 2005 when we fell in love with Tavira after searching to buy a property in Europe for 5 years. We loved Tavira's quaintness and charm and were sitting on the river front at a little Portuguese cafe when we both got the same feeling, this is the place we would love to retire to. Our villa is very comfortable and we love it and hope that all our guests enjoy their stay and feel at home. If you wish further information that is not on the site drop us an e mail and we will try and help.

Brian and Pauline

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Pauline

Just a quick note to say thank you so very much for letting us hire your beautiful villa. We had a wonderful holiday – one of the best ever! It made my birthday celebrations very special. It was great to meet you & Brian – you are lovely people. You made us feel so welcome & the villa was a home-from-home.

I hope everyone treats your villa with the care & respect it deserves.

Kind Regards

Oct 2009
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2 Reviews

based on 2 holidaymaker reviews

Birmingham, England

Superb Villa

  • 5 of 5

We booked our 2015 late and had only recently heard about Tavira through a friend whom had recently visited the town.

Luckily Pauline & Brian's Villa was available for our 2 week holiday and we couldn't believe how fortunate we were to find such a beautiful property at short notice. We have rented many villa's and apartments over the past 15 years but cannot recall any being so homely and welcoming as this one.

All 3 bedrooms were very well decorated and extremely comfortable, the lounge area also. The 3 bathrooms meant there was never any queuing in the evening after a day out. I have never seen so many plates, glasses, pots and pans in the spacious kitchen, you would need to stay many weeks to use them all !

The garden area is large with a brick Barbeque which we used many times during our stay. The Pool is not as large as other villas we have stopped in but fine for cooling off and having a quick swim.

The location of the Villa is only a 5 minute taxi ride from the Town Centre and taxis were easy to find and would also collect us from the villa once I had mastered the road name in Portuguese !

I would recommend this villa to all age groups it is ideally situated, with an easy drive to the many beautiful towns and beaches nearby (Cabanas, St Luzia & Monta Rota).

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Villa

  • 5 of 5

This villa had all the essentials on hand to make a family holiday easy and enjoyable. If I have one critisim it's that the pictures don't do the property justice!

There were 3 in our party - 2 adults and 1 child (6 years old) therefore the three bedrooms were more than ample to meet our requirements. The villa has a large and comfortable living room and dining area and loads of space outside. We cooked on the barbeque and ate outside at the patio table for breakfast, lunch and dinner because the weather was so nice.

The pool has steps at one end and a pool ladder and the other end but gets deep very quickly so this may be a concern for non-swimmers.

Both inside and out the property is maintained to a very high standard. The pool was maintained and the villa serviced by a cleaner during our 10 day stay.

The villa is located a little outside Tavira approximately a 20 minute walk (for little legs). We hired a car which was convenient for shopping but an expensive luxury as the villa was so nice we didn't want to go far!

Thank-you Pauline and Brian for lending us your home for a wonderful holiday.


  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 30 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Roundhouse at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Tavira at 2 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Benmor at 4 Kilometres Nearest Train : Tavira at 2 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A22 at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Bairrada at 0.2 Kilometres Car: not necessary


Many beautiful beaches in the Eastern Algarve. llha de Tavira reached by a small ferry boat from the river Gilao (which runs through Tavira town centre) which has a great choice of restaurants and bars or the quieter Barrill Beach which can be reached on the miniature train or by foot.


It is a 30 minute drive from Faro Airport. Car hire is recommended to explore the surrounding areas although it is not completely essential. The centre of Tavira is a 10 to 15 mins walk from the villa and a few mins walk to the nearest supermarket and the Grande Plaza. This is also a very good restaurant 2 mins away.


The centre of Tavira is a 10 to 15 min walk to the charming river Gilao with its many restaurants and bars. Tavira is a traditional working Portuguese fishing village vibrant and full of charm. The Spanish border is 30 mins drive from the villa and the lovely Spanish town of Ayemonte is worth a visit.

Further Details:

Welcome pack on arrival at no extra cost!

There is a restaurant 2 mins from the villa (specialising in suckling pig) also a supermarket and very nice lounge bar 5 mins walk.

There is plenty of choice of supermarkets, restaurants and shopping in Tavira or just sit on the riverside in one of the little Portuguese cafes in the old fish market and relax and watch the world go by. A visit to the castle ruins or a stroll through the historical back streets of the old part of town is recommended.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
To book, please email with full details of requirements. A deposit of 20% (which is non refundable should the booking be cancelled) is payable within 14 days of booking the balance is payable 6 weeks before arrival date. For bookings made 6 weeks before arrival 100% will be payable at the time of booking. Please note: a £200 security deposit is payable 7 days before arrival this will be refunded back to your bank within 5 days after your departure.

Changeover Day:
We will try to be as flexible as possible to accommodate our guests on arrival and departure times.

Notes on prices:
New for 2014 Villa now has internet. Beach towels will be provided at no extra cost also welcome pack supplied.

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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Property Type

  • villa


  • Family


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • town


  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet, Large family bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Ensuite wet room
  • Bathroom 1 large beautiful family bathroom with bath, shower, wc, bide and twin hand basins and hairdryer. Bathroom 2 on ground floor with power shower, wc and wash basin with vanity unit. Bathroom 3 Ensuite wet room to B/room 2 with shower, wc and sink


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 - 3 Large bedrooms Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 Large sun terrace, sea views, air-con, Sat TV. Bedroom 2 Ensuite, Juliet balcony, air-con, Sat TV. Bedroom 3 Sun terrace, sea views, full air-con. Bedrooms can be twin or double and have fitted wardrobes and fly screens on all windows.


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


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The Villa has WIFI, Air-con, Sat TV, Cleaning, Laundry etc all included in the rates. We also provide cot, highchair at no extra cost. The villa is on 2 floors ground floor large lounge/dining room, fully fitted high quality kitchen, utility and shower room. Upstairs 3 double bedrooms one with ensuite, large family bathroom and sun terraces. All doors and windows in the villa have mosquito screens and full air-con. Outside: Large garden with plants and trees safe for children to play with patio areas and large stone barbecue. All outdoor furniture provided including dining tables and chairs, sun loungers and umbrellas, private swimming pool and outside shower. Large gazebo with mosquito nets for evening dining and excellent shade form afternoon sun. The position of the Villa is excellent as the sun shines from dawn until dusk. Utility Room: Washing machine, 2nd Fridge for drinks, iron board, iron, etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bales of clean towels provided. Bed linen changed and property cleaned every 7 days at no extra cost for a two week stay. Beach/Pool Towel provided for each guest. Other: Door at the side of the Villa leads to a Large Gazebo with mosquito nets for alfresco dining in the evening. There is a large driveway, if off street parking is preferred.

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