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Luxury Penthouse Apartment With Choice Of 4 Pools

Overview

Property

Updated: 20-Oct-2016
Apartment in Cabanas de Tavira, Eastern Algarve, Portugal - Excellent Location, Only 5 Mins From The Beach, Shops And Restaurants

Very spacious luxury top floor apartment with 3 terraces. The apartment is fully equipped both indoors and outdoors and has air-con (essential for summer). Doubles as a heating system (for winter). Located only a 5 minute stroll to the beach, shops and restaurants in a quaint village. The Algarve is one of Europe's favourite holiday destinations renowned for glorious year round sunshine and its wonderful, seemingly endless coastline that caters for all holiday makers with every water sport available. Inland you will find quaint villages barely touched by tourism with their rich heritage and history. There are a number of prestigious golf courses such as Benamor, Quinta da Cima and Quinta da Ria, which are well known for their stunning views only 5 minutes away. Cabanas de Tavira, formerly a fishing village, has become a popular tourist destination in the summer due to its fantastic beach.

We can offer you peace of mind in arranging collection to and from the airport should you require this service. In addition we have a management company to meet you on arrival or in the case that you need some assistance while you are at the apartment.

This destination is definitely a place to unwind and enjoy the relaxed Algarve lifestyle.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Washing machine
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We purchased our apartment 8 years ago and like to think of it as a 'home from home' for both ourselves and our guests. We've had very positive feedback in relation to both the apartment and the area and are more than happy to give you as much help as possible to arrange your holiday. We would like to welcome you as a guest (either ones who have stayed with us before - of which we have a number of people we welcome back year after year, and new guests to Cabanas. We hope you, like our previous guests, will enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and be able to 'kick back' and enjoy the Eastern Algarve (and in particular our apartment).

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10 Reviews

4.8
based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

5

Home from home

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a fantastic two weeks in this apartment. It was easy to book with the owner, Vivienne, keeping in touch right upto the departure day, payment was straight forward and confirmed immediately. The apartment is clean, spacious and has everything you need. It is just away from the main front line, but within five minute walk there are plenty of restaurants and a couple of supermarkets. Cabanas is very quiet, but very cheap to stay in. Don't go there if you are looking for lively nightlife or lots of shopping, however if you want great food, friendly people and to step back and relax, this is the ideal place for you. Please note the apartment is on the second floor and it is not suitable for anyone with difficulty climbing stairs.

We didn't hire a car and relied on trains/taxi's to get around, in hindsight if I went again for two weeks I would hire a car for a few days just to see the more inaccessible areas around this area of Portugal, however it is possible to get around on trains and taxi's.

Wendy and Jeff who look after the apartment organised transport to and from the airport and met us on our first day. They were also around to offer help, they are a lovely English couple who help in anyway they can.

Would definetly recommend this apartment and would return if we wanted to relax and kick back, weather was also fantastic, 30c plus every day.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really glad you enjoyed your stay in Cabanas (and in particular our apartment!) We would love to hear from you again if you are holidaying in the Eastern Algarve.
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5

Great accommodation in a great location - Cabanas is lovely and the locals are very friendly

  • 5 of 5

This lovely apartment has all that you needed and more in a great location, perfect for us with a teenage boy. We had a super 2 week holiday arriving the last week of July - the weather was extraordinarily hot with Portugal having it's first summer heatwave for 100 years and temperatures hitting the high 30's! We would definitely go back here again, although not in August. The shared pools were very busy with no lounger facilities, not quite what we expected - although the beach made up for this.

The apartment is located approximately a 10 minute walk from the promenade and restaurant / shop area. The long sandy beach stretches for miles and is easily accessible via a 2 minute boat ride, which adds another fun element to the holiday.

The local cafe is less than 2 minutes away - literally around the corner and got very busy with Irish tourists. The entertainment went on some nights into the early hours, this was the only downside as the noise could be heard in the apartment. On the plus side the cafe did have free WiFi access to keep our teenager appeased, as do most of the restaurants along the promenade.

The local train station is a 15 minute walk away for those who wish to explore the surrounding areas or even get the ferry to Spain!

We would highly recommend this apartment - Viv was very helpful throughout the whole booking process from start to finish.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay in Cabanas and everything in the apartment had everything you needed (and more!) I'm also glad the public transport was useful for seeing further afield. However, we apologise there were no loungers available at the pool. We'll make enquiries as to why this happened as there should be loungers available to hire at a nominal cost. We'd love to see you back again if you are holidaying again in the Eastern Algarve.
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Very Good

  • 3 of 5

The property is located reasonably close to Cabanas and the train station - within 10 minutes I would say to the station and minutes from the seafront. Cabanas is small and friendly well worth spending time there. The train opens up all of the Algarve and beyond. It is exceptionally cheap to use compared to GB. As always, we find the warm and welcoming nature of Portuguese people very special. Most things are reasonably cheap and dining and supermarket costs no exception.

This property is tidy, exceptionally equipped with appliances and utensils and in a good location for most things. Rooms are well furnished but perhaps need updating. Minor points: disappointed that we could not receive any TV broadcasts (World Cup Rugby!) whatsoever or get the DVD to play. Management Team were informed but encountered same difficulties. This could be due to previous occupants and settings. We were told to keep trying. We followed what instructions were available and perhaps these need updating and centralising. You do need these facilities for the odd rainy day or relaxation. Outdoor noise can sometimes present sleep problems with kids playing football or boarding in the early hours perhaps to escape the heat during the day.

Nevertheless, it was a pleasant holiday and we enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the feedback. Despite a few hiccups we're glad you had a pleasant holiday and enjoyed your stay. The problems experienced re non UK channels are due to Astra (the satellite company) moving their satellite footprint last year which has resulted in UK channels not being received across southern Europe (including the Algarve). We still receive English speaking channels and are investigating if there is any way to obtain UK channels. Apologies the management company were unable to resolve the problems experienced with the DVD, especially as we've a large number of DVDs for guests to use. The problem with the DVD was due to previous guests removing (and breaking) the scart lead. The management company have been instructed on how to check connections in the future.
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5

Perfect holiday apartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is very well equipped and excellently maintained. The three terraces are perfect for al fresco dining any time of the day. The location is fantastic with a 5 minute stroll to the water taxi for the beach and the boardwalk where most of the restaurants and bars are. Even closer are a well stocked spar supermarket and an excellent local butcher where we got lots of fantastic meat for the BBQ ! Cabanas itself is fantastically cheap compared to other parts of the algarve we have visited and has a much more authentic feel than many of the golf based resorts further along the coast. We hired a car for a couple of days and were recommended some great secret spots by Wendy and geoff who manage the property for the owners locally and were extremely helpful with any queries we had whilst we were out there. Would thoroughly recommend both the lovely apartment and cabanas for couples and families alike (our kids are 8 and 5 and met a great little gang of kids of similar ages all staying in the complex). Many thanks to Vivienne and ray for letting us stay in their little part of Portugal !

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed our little area of the Algarve and would love to hear from you again if you're ever holidaying in the area again. Kind regards Ray & Vivienne
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5

Amazing apartment, a really memorable holiday

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was absolutely beautiful, so spacious and contained everything you could possibly need, the outside terraces are gorgeous, and catch the sun whatever the time of day. Vivienne you were so helpful with all my queries before our holiday and I am so grateful for that, nothing was too much, and you helped up to the day of arriving, so a huge thank you. Jeff and Wendy who manage the apartment are wonderful people, Jeff picked us up from the airport and was great, gave us lots of tips on where to go and what to see, we saw jeff and Wendy about on a few days and they would always say hello and make sure we were ok. Cabanas is a beautiful place to stay to get away from it all, the apartment is walking distance to the train station which is a great way to see more without car hire- we did question whether to hire but in the end decided not, we are so happy we didn't, public transport worked perfectly for us. The tuk tuk is a fun way to return to cabanas from tavira, and the water taxis are also a must to try. Our son had such a fun time too, cabanas is very welcoming for children and every restaurant we visited did not disappoint. Thank you so much for sharing your holiday home with us Vivianne, we will be booking again with you for next year!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to submit this great review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and the assistance we provided as we like to ensure our guests have all the help and information they need when booking their holiday. We look forward to hearing from you again in the near future. Kind regards Ray & Vivienne
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Loved the apartment, loved the holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed two weeks in this apartment, and were a little nervous about booking such a long stay purely on the basis of photos on a website, but we needn't have worried. The apartment is lovely (the photos do not do it justice), with three balconies meaning you can follow the sun (or stay in the shade) all day. We had two small children with us but found nothing to be nervous about. Two decent bedrooms, a nice bathroom, roomy sitting-room and well-equipped kitchen were everything we could have wanted. We barbecued on the balcony most evenings. The swimming pool was 60 seconds away, Cabanas (i.e., shops and beach ferry) 5mins, the railway station about 7/8 mins. (double all times when walking with a grumpy 3yo). Cabanas itself has a very nice boardwalk the length of the village, where we promenaded after our ice-creams each evening. The beach is accessible only by boat, €0.75 single fare. Most notable thing about Cabanas: their attitude towards children. Fantastic warmth towards them, and regular concessions/freebies (for instance, no charge for children on the ferry to the beach, half price or free on trains, special cheaper menus in restaurants etc). We holidayed in June, and the weather ranged from a lovely 25C at the start to a blistering 40+C at the end. For the last two days we had to stay inside during the worst of the heat, but with plenty of books, DVD's, games etc in the apartment no-one was ever bored. I would holiday in Portugal, in the Algarve, in Cabanas, and in this apartment, next year, without hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really glad you enjoyed your stay in Cabanas at our apartment. Thanks you for the great review. We will love to have you back as a guest next year, as you currently plan.
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Location

From the Owner

We especially liked the location in a small, very friendly village. The apartment was appealing, particularly because of the vast outside space (after all outside space is key when holidaying in a sunny climate!) In particular we liked the positioning of the large patio with BBQ - as the sun shines on that patio in the evening - which to us is key for enjoying a relaxing evening with family & friends.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 47 Kilometres Car: not necessary

Coast/Beach:

The apartment is located just a short 5 minutes walk from the sea front at Cabanas, which has an excellent beach with fine golden sand and clean water. It is possible to learn to wind surf or kite surf at Cabanas and taxi boats run on a regular basis to the nearby town of Tavira. Travelling to Tavira by taxi boat allows guests to enjoy the Ria Formosa.

Travel:

The nearest airport is Faro which is approximately a 35 min drive from the apartment. Car hire is recommended, but not essential, if you like to travel further afield, however, a number of guests have travelled to the apartment via either taxi or coach (details can be provided on request). Should you decide not to hire a car during your stay it is possible to get around using public transport (either by bus or train). The train station is only a 5 min walk from the apartment as is the bus stop

Distances:

Cabanas de Tavira is only a relatively short drive (or bus/train journey) to the Spanish border. You may even wish to take the ferry across from Vila Real (to Ayemonte). Ayemonte has a marina area, a 'free admission' park (with a small zoo) and a beautiful square where you can enjoy drinking coffee (or a thirst quenching beer) or browse around the shops. Vila Real is also enjoyable to spend a few hours relaxing

Further Details:

Tavira is definitely worth a visit as it is only a short drive. There are numerous places to have a relaxing meal/drink. There is also a large shopping mall (Gran Plaza) which also houses a cinema. Most films (with the exception of cartoons) are shown in English with Portuguese sub titles. We have been a number of times and enjoyed the experience - including the interval which we in the UK/Ireland aren't used to any more!

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Winter
29 Nov 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
30 night minimum stay
£525
for 30 nights
£525
 
 
Spring
1 Mar 2017 - 25 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£475
for 7 nights
£475
 
 
Summer 2017
26 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£625
for 7 nights
£625
 
 
Late Summer '17
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 
 
Autumn 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings are confirmed upon receipt of a deposit and signed booking form. Balance payable 6 weeks prior to arrival. There is a £100 breakages deposit to be paid with the balance. The breakages deposit will be returned on confirmation that the property has been left in the same condition as it was when the rental commenced. Cost includes electricity, however, we reserve the right to charge for excessive usage (over £15 pw) and the right to deduct any charges incurred as a result of your stay.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are flexible. While flight details are requested on booking, availability of the apartment before 4pm cannot be guaranteed. In addition guests need to vacate the apartment by 10am on the morning of their departure.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.
Please contact us if you would like to rent the property for longer periods of time (ie for more than 2 weeks).

NB: For winter rentals (end November to end February) the monthly cost is £525. This amount excludes utilities (electricity, gas & water) which are paid separately.

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Facilities

From the Owner

Guests may wish to hire a car during their stay to see more of the Algarve however, it isn't necessary to do so as the property is convenient to local restaurants/pubs; shops; children's play areas; the beach and pools.

Property Type

  • apartment

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • village

Attractions

  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom with bath/shower over, WC, bidet, wash hand basin with vanity unit and mirror (with light over). We supply a hairdryer, however, as we can't guarantee it will not be removed from the apartment you may wish to pack a travel hairdryer.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, beside cabinets and built-in wardrobes/drawers. Safety deposit box in wardrobe. Bedroom 2 with twin beds and built-in wardrobes/drawers.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: A cot/high chair is available on request. Smoking is not permitted inside the apartment and animals are not permitted. The air-conditioning also works as a heating system in the cooler autumn/winter nights. The apartment is cleaned at the end of each week's stay (stays of up to 10 days will not have a mid stay clean unless requested at additional cost). If additional cleaning is required it can be arranged at a cost of £30.00 per clean. NB: For winter rentals (end November to end February/March) the monthly cost is £525. This amount is excluding utilities (electricity, gas & water) which are paid separately. Outside: There are 3 spacious terraces. The first is a large terrace with wooden patio table/parasol and chairs, brick barbecue with inset metal barbecue and comfortable sofa/chairs and coffee table. The second is very suitable for having an al fresco breakfast in the morning sunshine. The third is a roof terrace with sun loungers for those who like to top up on their tans. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen, towels and kitchen tea towels provided. If you are staying for two weeks, or more, a 'mini' clean is carried out at the end of each week. Additional cleaning can be arranged (cost is £30). Guests are to provide their own beach towels.

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