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Winter rental rates available, Penthouse Duplex With Sea Views, WIFI , 2 bikes

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Indoor Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Penthouse Duplex Apartment in Cabanas de Tavira, Eastern Algarve, comes with free unlimited Wifi - On The Coast With Island Beach, Book Full Duplex Or Just One Apartment On Its Own at discount

Penthouse apartment, with apartment on floor below, total of 5 separate and private balconies, most with sea views, in a managed complex on coast. Perfect solution if 2 families or 2 groups or large family, as each apartment can be run independently, or together if inner staircase opened. One of the apartments may be rented on its own at reduction. The complex is situated within the Ria Formosa and has access to private beach via the complex's boat service, taking guests from the complex to the island beach. Excellent for families, brilliant kids club (this is only facility that costs extra so payable per day at resorts reception), 2 outdoor and 1 indoor "heated" pool ideal outside summer season and a rare item on algarve), gym, bars, restaurants, entertainment such as tennis courts, volley ball court, kayaking on lagoon, outdoor stage for night entertainment, etc all on a site that is beside the main waterfront street of the quaint village of Cabanas, with its cafes, shops and restaurants. Golf course a top of village, more nearby. Free WiFi in hotel lobby and outdoor bar with voucher from reception. But also duplex has it's own mobile WIFI, VodafoneMobileWiFi, which is a mobile router capable of running 5 devices, rated at 20mbps but mobile signal at cabanas currently seems only to max at 10, password to join network supplied by owner to guest on booking.

Apartments are supplied clean, with hotel linen and towels, and if stay is over 1 week a freshen up clean is provided. If additional cleaning services are required during a stay please advise and quote can be supplied. Bins are located along most of car parking bays and free to use by guests.

for 2018 season a refundable deposit system will be operated for issuing the wrist bands to guests, deposit at issue and refunded when bands retunred at end of holiday.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
11 January, 2018

About The Owner

I am a veterinarian and my wife is a teacher, and we both live and work in Ireland. I have been going to Cabanas for the last 14 years with our 2 daughters.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2002

Why The Owner chose Cabanas de Tavira

This place is quite special. The Goldenclube has huge frontage direct to the lagoon and runs a free boat for guests across the lagoon to the island beach, which is the Atlantic. The whole resort is within the Ria Formosa, a protected area of natural beauty. The beach here is always fairly quiet as the only other access is via the public boat located at the far end of the village, delivering the public to a part of the beach well away from goldenclube part. The village is still very Portuguese. When we first came in 2002 there were very few English speaking tourists and even restaurants had little English. It has become more popular in recent times, and all bars and restaurants have English, but it still retains its culture. There are no McDonalds, discos, etc in the village and the current tourist mix is nice blend of Europeans and Portuguese. If one is after a lively, hen - stag night type place, this is not for you. The resort and practically the whole village goes quiet at midnight, with odd bar on promenade maintaining a quiet presence. The village is family friendly and suits people looking for a relaxing and authentic experience of Portugal.

What makes this apartment unique

The resort of Goldenclube has the best location in the village. It joins directly onto the main promenade at its entrance and also has direct access to island beach, so everything is on your doorstep, with lovely sea views to boot.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Cabanas de Tavira in Tavira

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • resort
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Upper apartment has toilet and shower. Lower apartment has toilet, bidet, and bath with shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/10 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Separate bedrooms have twin beds and private balcony. Upper has very large balcony with lovely rising sun sea view. Each level has an alcove with two armchairs that covert to 2 singles and sitting room - leather sofa that converts to sprung double bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: All rooms have A/C. Most balconies have high wall but west facing balcony has railing area allowing for view, but advise very young children will require monitoring. TV in both bedrooms, lower bedroom has flat screen with free to air sky. Both sitting rooms have flatscreen TV with freeview channels. Outside: Located in a 3 story block consists of just 6 apartments, looking onto landscaped area. Sea views front and back balconies. Five balconies catching sun all day. Complex has full facilities, indoor and outdoor pools, bar and restaurants. It has extensive footage along the lagoon sitting in the Ria Formosa. The complex run a complementary boat service for guests that crosses the narrow lagoon to the spectacular island beach, keeping it very private. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Apartment supplied cleaned, with all towels and linen. For rentals over 1 week will arrange hotel to do supplementary cleaning. Other: Both have alcoves with two chairs that convert to 2 singles if needed at night. Upper has 3 balconies (East, south, west) and lower has 2 balconies (east and west). Sunbathing all day on at least one of the balconies! All rooms upper and lower have A/C.


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Winter rental rates available, Penthouse Duplex With Sea Views, WIFI , 2 bikes
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Great Property Better than expected

  • 4 of 5

We travelled as a party of six. Two adults two teenagers and two kids. The accommodation was perfect. The split level accommodation provided more than enough room. We have stayed in the complex before and this was the best accommodation we have come across. The WiFi was a great advantage for the adults, teenagers and kids.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks, glad all worked out and good time had by all
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Getaway Beach Holiday with great views

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our holiday at this apartment/duplex. We were a party of 3 adults and had enough space and also had the privacy of 2 separate apartments which are joined together by an internal staircase. Although it is also possible to split the apartments into 2 separate rentals.

It is well located within the Cabanas resort which is a small resort with lovely beach accessible by boat from the Golden Clube every 5 - 10 minutes, the boat trip takes 2-3 minutes to get across the lagoon. This is a free service run by the hotel. Hotel has 2 large outdoor pools plus one indoor pool. Eating out, there are restaurants and a tapas bar on the main prom which are within 10-15 minute walk from the apartment, there was a good selection along the main street and some places off the side streets also. Eating out was reasonably priced too and also the bars, drinks a lot cheaper than UK. There's a spa shop for groceries within 10-15 minutes walk, or you can use the bikes provided with the rental they have baskets to carry a few bits of shopping.

We hired a car for convenience, but you could do without one and use a local bus service if you wanted to go to Tavira, next closest town only 10 minutes away, very nice worth a visit. Apparently there's some transfer you can book from the airport to resort, which is a good price, called hoppa, recommended by someone on the plane going out, they use it every time they go.

We would recommend this apartment to friends and family and would also consider a return visit.

Thanks to the owners.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic family holiday

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying in Garret's duplex appt in the Golden Clube in Cabanas.

Once again we had a fantastic holiday.

The apartments are clean, modern and well located. Free Wifi is provided and there are three bicycles available which we find very handy for quick trips to the shops for the necessities. Washing machine is also provided.

Garrett is very helpful with the arrangements for arrival and departure and quick to respond to any queries that we might have.

In the Golden Clube you have the option of going to one of the pools or getting the boat over to the beach free of charge. The pickup point for the boat is real close to the appt and its a wonderful, although short, trip across the Ria Formosa to the beautiful beach.

Cabanas itself is a gorgeous little town with lovely restaurants and pretty little shops, perfect for family holidays. To stock up on groceries you should grab a taxi to one of the bigger supermarkets located nearby in Tavira.

Overall I would highly recommend this property and we plan to return real soon.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great property in an amazing location

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing 14 day holiday in Cabanas with our 3 children.

The villa was exactly as described by Garret. It was well equipped and full of home comforts. It was so kind of Garret to leave basic provisions in the fridge as the cold bottles of water was exactly what we needed when we arrived.

Facilities at the Goldenclube was excellent, it was really clean and well kept. There were 2 big swimming pools with different gradients so suited both my eldest and youngest and sun beds were always available. Staff at the Goldenclube were really friendly and helpful from the receptionist to the entertainment staff.

Literally 5 minutes walk and you are on the promenade with lots of very good restaurants and shops, the ice cream shop is to die for. There were some rides and zorbing available in the evenings at one end of the promenade and the whole area is very family orientated and to see families out walking in the evening was great.

The kids loved going on the boat to the beach and although it was a beautiful beach we preferred Tavira Island as it had amazing waves. Surprisingly the sea was very warm and miles of fine sandy beaches.

We do not normally go back to the same place but the quality of the villa and its location is just perfect and we aim to return soon!

Thanks again Garrett

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

We booked both apartments as a duplex and it was the right decision. They are very well appointed and the amount of light means it always feels comfortable. There are a lot of balconies so you can always find a place to sit in the sun. We have already booked again for later this year.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous, comfortable, spacious duplex apartment in great order. situated in the Golden Clube complex, you get the best of both worlds, the facilities on offer in the complex, with the freedom and flexibility of self catering. (a joy, considering all the great places to eat in Cabanas).

Going back this year for our 4th time. Have also recommended this to friends, who are now booking their 2nd visit.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for that, it all helps
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
400 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
isle de Cabanas


The complex has 1km of frontage onto the lagoon and is situated within the confines of the Ria Formosa Natural Park. This is excellent for walks and sea views, kayaking, etc. To access the beach, an island across the lagoon, guests have an all day boat service (free) taking them from the complex across the narrow lagoon (100m) and then a walk of another 100m across the island to the beach. This beach is exclusively used by Goldenclube guests.


Faro (Portugal) 30km is a quick 20-30 minute drive

Seville (Spain) is 1:45 minutes drive by quiet motorway.

Recommend mba-travel to transfer from Faro, typically 45 euros for up to 4 or 60 euros for up to 8 each way or economycarrentals for good value from either airport.


Complex adjoins the main waterfront street of Cabanas. Approx 5km to Tavira, the bigger town nearby. Excellent new shopping complex just opened on the Cabanas side of the town, 10 min cycle via pedestrian route.

Further Details:

Goldenclube complex has ATM at hotel reception, which is open 24/7/365. A variety of shops, restaurants, cafes and bars all within walking distance, as the complex is just off the main street. To receive a more detailed description of the property and resort please email. Please note for large party bookings or if booking includes split weeks supplement to advertised price may apply, email owner to confirm any additional extra that may be involved.


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
3 Dec 2017 - 22 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
early summer
27 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
high summer
1 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
late summer
2 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
end season
30 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
4 Nov 2018 - 21 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Email to request dates and I will reply asap. All arrangement will be made by email and keys to property can be collected at the hotel reception or sent directly to client. For larger party bookings , 7 or more , and/or if the booking involves split weeks, some additional charges may apply, email owner to confirm.

Changeover Day:
Prices quoted based on Saturday changeover, variations possible contact owner for quote.

Notes on prices:
The price quoted is for full duplex, ie two apartments .However as each apartment can run independently one can book just one of the apartments at a significant discount on duplex price.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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