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Luxury 2 Bed Penthouse Private Roof Terrace Free Wifi Sleeps 4/5

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Penthouse Apartment in Tavira, Eastern Algarve - Peaceful Location With Amazing Mountain And Sea Views, Secluded Spacious Private Roof Terrace

Light, fabulous, penthouse set in a manicured garden for those who enjoy their comforts while having a peaceful holiday. Beautifully furnished in a contemporary style with full air conditioning. A marble staircase leads to the huge private roof terrace equipped with table, chairs, sun loungers, gas BBQ and wind sensor electric awning. Absolutely perfect for a leisurely breakfast or an evening drink watching the sunset. The complex is small, so the large pool area and childrens pool never feels crowded. Plenty of comfortable sun loungers and parasols. Free, ample parking at the complex. Free wifi

Gail Robson
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
11 December, 2017

About Gail Robson

I live in Swindon, Wiltshire with my partner Sean and daughter Victoria. My partner and I both work extremely long hours running our own business. For us to buy a penthouse in picturesque Tavira to relax in our rare spare time has always been a dream. We were fortunate to be able to purchase our penthouse and it is everything we could have wished for. As this is our pride and joy, it is a pleasure to share our home with clients. We pride ourselves on having furnished it to a high standard for everybody to enjoy and be comfortable in. Our aim is for you to have a fantastic holiday and we do everything we can to ensure everything runs as smoothly as possible. We are always on the end of the phone or contactable by email to answer any questions that you may have.

Kind Regards Gail

Gail Robson purchased this apartment in 2007

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for a fantastic holiday. The penthouse was amazing and exceeded our expectations. We are definitely going to book again. Riccardo and Victoria.

Loved it all. Penthouse equipped with everything we needed and more. Tavira town very traditional and beaches unbelievable. Booked to go again in January. Kay Luther-Jones.

The penthouse was fantastic. We had a marvellous time and felt privileged to stay in such perfect surroundings, and hope to repeat the experience soon. Our stay was made even better by the friendliness and helpfulness of the neighbours. Once again thanks a million Gail, its been a pleasure making your acquaintance and hope to do so again. Best wishes Tony and Family

We had a wonderful time in Tavira and really enjoyed the Penthouse. We explored the town on foot and found all the places you mentioned. All in all, a great time and we count the days until we can return. Thankyou for all the info and help and we wish you every success. Theresa
Nov 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Tavira in Tavira

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Luxury en-suite bathroom to Master Bedroom with jacuzzi bath, overhead shower,wc, bidet and hand basin with fitted cupboards and marble top. Spacious second bathroom fully tiled with walk in shower,wc and hand basin with fitted cupboards and marble top.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master Bedroom with double bed, built in wardrobes and wall safe. Bedside tables and lamps. Sliding glass doors leading to balcony. Bedroom 2 with twin beds and built in wardrobe. Bedside table and lamp. Sliding glass doors leading to balcony.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The penthouse has full air conditioning (including bedrooms) which is operated by remote control. The units convert to heaters during the winter. There is no extra charge or restricted times for air conditioning or heating. Electric shutters to all windows. Hairdryers supplied. Beach furniture, cool box and parasol supplied for your days out at the unbelievable beaches. The complex is enclosed with fencing and gates and therefore safe for children. For the benefit of all our guests the penthouse remains at all times a smoke free zone. Our penthouse is licensed by the Camara Municipal de Tavira Register No: 3742/AL. This means that it has been inspected and complies with their safety regulations which includes gas certificate, electric certificate, fire precautions, first aid kit etc. Internet service is provided free of charge . Our aim is for you to have a fantastic holiday and we will do our utmost to make sure everything runs smoothly. Outside: Beautiful manicured communal gardens with shared pool. Decking area with sun loungers and parasols. Seating areas in various parts of the gardens. The illuminated swimming pools and gardens are very glamorous in the evenings. Ideally, retire to the huge private roof terrace and view the mountains and sea with a cool drink and watch the sun go down. Roof terrace has dining table and chairs, gas BBQ, four sunloungers and is perfectly safe for children. Utility Room: Separate utility room overlooking courtyard with sink, washing machine/tumble dryer, iron, ironing board and cleaning equipment. Washing airer on roof terrace to dry washing. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Meet and greet on arrival by Dulce from Homekeys. Penthouse is cleaned to a high standard prior to guests arrival. Additional cleaning on request. High quality bed linen and towels included. Cots, car seats, high chairs etc, can be hired. Other: Marble staircase leading from living room to roof terrace. The large private secluded roof terrace is ideal for dining al fresco, bbq, sunbathing, or just switching off with a good book and a glass of local wine. Entrance hall has video entry system


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Luxury 2 Bed Penthouse Private Roof Terrace Free Wifi Sleeps 4/5
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Beautiful apartment with a great private roof terrace

  • 4 of 5

We loved Tavira Only point I would make is that are over 100 stairs to walk into Tavira We always walked down and got a taxi back as there were no shops nearby

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stella and George

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for three weeks with our two friends,we had a great time. The penthouse was excellent so comfortable and the sun terrace was great. We were in the pool every day. Gail was most helpful from booking the holiday to the end of our holiday. We will definitely be back. Thank you again Gail.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Third visit to Gails apartment. Tavira is an excellent place for eating out. The apartment has everything you need. Wifi included which seams to be essential these days. The roof terrace is a beautiful private space. The stairs down to the town are the only negative if you have difficulty walking but a taxi home is not expensive.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect base for a sunny holiday

  • 5 of 5

We cannot think of anything needing improvement in this property. It was very clean, very well equipped with anything we could want and the space was really well planned. The roof terrace was brilliant - sun and shade as required whatever the time of day, and the big communal pool was just down a few steps. The apartment was a short walk from town where we found plenty of bars, restaurants, museums, a park and shops - all good for leisurely morning or evening strolls. The river side was really picturesque. We really liked the Barril beach to walk along. It is a short drive away on Ilha de Tavira (or can be reached by local bus). The apartment was also a good base for drives to the hills and nearby towns. The town seemed to organise quite a few social activities as well - one Sunday there was a community exercise event, on another a Spring Festival. The short Fado performance was interesting. We'd love to return!

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Did not disappoint - highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here as a family in September 2016, (apologies for the delayed review). This penthouse apartment came highly recommended and did not disappoint.

It is a lovely apartment, situated in a perfect spot overlooking the pool from the lounge and balcony. A double room and a twin room with the sofa bed in the lounge made it ideal for 5 people. The master has its own en-suite and the family bathroom served our other family members. It is decorated and furnished to a very high standard and was spotlessly clean. The large roof terrace was ideal for private sunbathing and outdoor dining.

The walk to town took us about 10 minutes and we found we did this a couple of times a day. If you want to explore further you probably would want to hire a car but we were happy walking into Tavira and taking the waterbus over to the beautiful clean and sandy beach. This beach area had it’s own bars, restaurants and amenities so perfect to stay there as long as you want to. On the odd occasion we got a taxi back it was easy to get one and only cost around 6-7 euros. Tavira itself has lots of great restaurants and bars to choose from and the town came alive in the evenings.

This apartment had absolutely everything you could need including wi-fi, sun loungers and the BBQ on the roof terrace.

Thank you Gail for letting us share your holiday home and thank you for all the information you provided to make our family holiday a wonderful one. I will definitely recommend it and can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful apartment

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Gail's apartment and we weren't disappointed. The apartment is fresh and modern and caters for all your needs. The complex is beautiful and very clean. The roof terrace is amazing and so are the views. Dine Alfresco some evenings using the gas BBQ and watch the sun go down. The swimming pool is the perfect size and is open from 9am – 10pm. There are sun loungers on the roof terrace and also by the pool, but these became scarce as more holidaymakers arrived.

Tavira is simply beautiful. During the day the side streets are quiet and empty, but of an evening tables and chairs appear, as do singers and entertainment. There are so many hidden bars and restaurants, not only in the town, but also in the square and down towards the ferry. I can highly recommend Brisa do Rio and O’Castelo, but you will need to book a few days in advance.

The beach is also beautiful. During peak season the ferry operates from 10am – midnight and runs every 30 minutes. Tickets are 2 euros return. We booked one-way tickets and took a Water-taxi (speed boat) back. The water-taxi charges 18 euros per boat/trip. The beach is very clean, sand golden and crystal water. You can hire a large thatched parasol with two sun loungers for 12 euros. This is done at the Xiri beach bar. The beach bar also has a large selection of drinks and snacks available at very reasonable prices. There are a number of bars and restaurants also available and they were very busy during lunch time.

We didn’t hire a car and would walk into town of an evening and get a taxi back. Taxi was 6 euros. There are plenty of taxis of an evening, but scarce during the day.

Tavira town has two very small supermarkets and are only good for water, wine and beer. There are two Ping Dulce supermarkets. One is situated at the far end of town (down past taxi rank and petrol station) and is a fifteen minute walk. We did struggle getting a taxi back at times. The other is situated on the other side of the main road (exit complex, walk over road bridge and next to round-a-bout) and is a five minute walk (if only I had known this earlier!). Ping Dulce will have everything you need and has a large and extensive fish and meat counter (ideal for the BBQ!). Wine is plentiful and very cheap.

Visit Gail’s apartment and Tavira and you won’t be disappointed

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a fantastic write up and so helpful for future guests. So pleased you had a great time and hopefully you will return again soon.
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Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Many people come to the Eastern Algarve to Bird Watch as the Ria Formosa is the most impressive birding site in the Algarve. Large areas of dunes, lagoons,

channels, islands, saltpans, pools and river mouths. Haven for the ornithologist.


The beaches in the Eastern Algarve are long and golden with clear,warm water. Isla de Tavira beach can be reached by a charming short boat trip from Tavira town or you can take the toy train to the unspoilt beach at Barril. There are also many other enormous, clean, sandy beaches all along the coast, as far as the Spanish border to the east, or Faro to the west, none of which are overcrowded.

Unbroken stretches of beach, with good cafes, fish restaurants and parking.


Faro airport is approximately 35km/30mins easy drive away. Airport transfers can be arranged. Car hire is available at the airport with very competitive rates, although a car is definitely not essential for the enjoyment of your holiday. If you choose to hire a car, there is ample free parking at the complex.


The historic town of Tavira is only a 5 minute walk from the penthouse. Tavira is known as "Little Venice" or the "Gem of the Eastern Algarve" because of the old bridge and the River Gilao running through the town connecting both sides with glorious palm trees. The unspoilt coastal villages of Santa Luzia, Cabanas, Cacela Velha and Fuzeta are all only 5-10 minutes drive away. The Spanish border is approximately 30km east where the Castles and delightful villages are well worth exploring.

Further Details:

Tavira can be explored on foot, miniature train or by horse and carriage. It has a wide selection of riverside bars, cafes and restaurants. The romantic square is ideal for a day time coffee, or on beautiful summer evenings, enjoy the open air local festivals. Excellent amenities, including supermarkets, banks, tourist office, bus station, train station and ferry point. A fabulous daily market supplying fresh fish, fruit and vegetables. There are fantastic forest walks to be found and the boat trips are certainly not to be missed.For those that enjoy a night out on the town, Monte Gordo and Ayamonte offer lots of lively bars, restaurants and even a casino.If you wish to go further afield, Seville is less than two hours drive away and provides a fabulous day out.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Tavira, Algarve

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
December 2017
1 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
January 2018
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
February 2018
1 Feb 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
March 2018
1 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
April 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May 2018
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
June 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
July 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
August 2018
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
October 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
November 2018
1 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
December 2018
1 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A non refundable 30% deposit is payable at the time of booking. The balance is required 8 weeks prior to arrival. A security deposit of 200 euros or £175 is payable with the balance and will be refunded within one week of departure subject to satisfactory inspection. Payment accepted in Euros or Sterling.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible, and we will try to meet your needs with arrival and departure times as much as possible as we want your stay to be relaxed and stress free. Our aim is for you to have a great holiday.

Notes on prices:
To make payment easy for all clients booking the penthouse, we accept Euros and Sterling. For converting currency, we use the Owners Direct conversion table which clients can access on our advertisement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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