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

Overview

Property

Updated: 25-Nov-2016
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

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

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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

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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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9 Reviews

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based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

5

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: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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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A wonderful apartment in a wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

Our friends have been speaking about this lovely apartment in the delightful Tavira for a few years now and we finally made the decision to go - and boy, are we glad we did!

The apartment itself is in a good location, not far from the restaurants and bars (and churches and museums) of Tavira - far enough to stay quiet but close enough for a leisurely walk.

Inside, tasteful and modern furnishings adorn the apartment, which really gives a feel of luxury for this well maintained and clean property. The best part for us (aside from the 2 bathrooms!) - the secluded roof terrace. From one side there's views over the pool towards the sea and the other rolling nearby hills and orchards. This was also ideal for having a BBQ on in the sun thanks to the gas grill provided.

Tavira itself has a riches of activities, bars and restaurants. The short trip by boat to the island beach is well worth the 1.90 Euro return fare and there is plenty for those who crave some local culture to get their teeth into, including the extraordinary live Fado (Portuguese folk music) performance which shouldn't be missed for the sake of 5 Euros and 30 minutes of your time. There are no clubs (which we were happy about) but if you fancy a few late drinks accompanied by live music then the Irish Bar - aka the Black Anchor - is the place to go. They also do great food and we'd particularly recommend the fish and chips. Other recommended places would be the restaurant O Patio, which was superb in every way, and the cocktail bar Arcada, which is where my fiance ended up dragging me every night so she could sample more of their delicious concoctions. Not that I was complaining! The locals were all friendly and the relaxed vibe of the whole place was exactly what we needed in order to escape our busy work life.

My fiance and I loved this place and we'll surely be back sooner rather than later. We've already recommended it to many of our friends and will continue to do so. I'm not sure why though, as it'll only make it more difficult for us to get our own dates! :)

Thanks you again Gail, it was an absolute pleasure and you've been really helpful host and great to deal with. Saúde!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My pleasure, it is a great feeling to hear you had such a good time.
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5

Beautiful elegantly furnished Penthouse

  • 5 of 5

Gail was so helpful with our holiday stay, telling us where to find the best restaurants, villages and beaches to visit.

On arrival we were met by her meet and greet lady and shown how everything worked. There were essentials placed in the Penthouse for us, including a bottle of wine! The house was absolutely spotless.

Gail even arranged for us to have wi-fi and all television channels for the week. It seemed that whatever we wanted, Gail would arrange. As we were only carrying hand luggage it was great to have beach chairs and towels, umbrellas, cool bags, picnic things, hair dryer, hair straighteners, toothbrush charger and other useful items supplied.

I was amazed at how spotlessly clean the pool and gardens are kept. As the properties on this development are all privately owned it is a very quiet laid back place to stay and relax.

It is a ten minute walk to Tavira centre so we did not need to hire a car.

I would certainly love to stay in this Penthouse again and thank you Gail for sharing this dream home.

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Look forward to welcoming you back Dawn.
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

What a find this was! The apartment was everything we expected and more, as well as being immaculate and well furnished. The weather was very changeable while we were there, so we spent some time on the roof terrace. It was great to be able to run upstairs onto the terrace between showers, to have breakfast, or have a glass or two of wine in the evening. We didn't use the pool, (bit too cool for us oldies) but lots of other people did.

Yes, there are lots of steps down to the town, but we didn't find it a problem and the only time we used a taxi was for the "big" grocery shop.

Tavira is a delightful city, with lots of historical interest. We found the small "city train" great for getting our bearings, and Tavira is easy to walk around. The Island is spectacular and we walked for miles on the almost empty beaches. We ate out every night, and chose a different restaurant each night. We were never disappointed but recommend O'Patio for something special

Gail was so helpful and friendly from the first contact, and really did go the extra mile. (She even sent treats for my dog who had been very ill - who else would have been so thoughtful?)

We would recommend Gail's apartment without reservation, and thank her for giving us the opportunity to stay in her beautiful Tavira home.

Caroline and Lesley

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous apartment stay.

  • 5 of 5

This was one of our best holidays. The apartment was the main reason for this. Fully equipped with a few extras like toys for kids,DVD,s, beach equipment and barbecue. It is a clean modern apartment in a quiet location. The roof terrace is a very private area with sun all day and large awning if you need some shade. The pool is very close by and never too busy. The complex does not have too many houses therefore it is never too busy. The Town is about 15 mins walk away. There are a lot of stairs but a Taxi home with your shopping is a good idea. The local restaurants are excellent. Very reasonable and lots of them. I would recommend this apartment to my friends. The help and information provided by Gail Robson was excellent.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments and I am so pleased you had a lovely time. Great news that you have booked again for next year.
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5

Honeymoon Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent our honeymoon at this unbelievable penthouse. Gail the owner, made sure everything ran smoothly from beginning to end and nothing was too much trouble. We had constant contact with Gail as we had so many questions we wanted to ask as it was our honeymoon. She organised so much for us and in her words " let me do the worrying, you concentrate on having a great honeymoon". Even on the last night I text her to ask if the taxi could pick us up at 7.00 am instead of 7.30am the next morning and it was instantly sorted and confirmed. There was everything we needed at the penthouse and more, a real home from home. A welcome file with great information regarding beaches, restaurants, places to visit etc. Lots of important extras provided e.g. beach chairs, parasol, cool box etc. Thank you Gail again for a marvellous time and of course we will definitely be back

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and I am so pleased you had such a lovely honeymoon. It was a pleasure to help out with the organisation as I really wanted you both to have happy memories to take home. Hopefully you will both return again very soon. Kind Regards Gail
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Location

Activity and Interests

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.

Coast/Beach:

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.

Travel:

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.

Distances:

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.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 18
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£350
for 7 nights
£350
 
 
January 2017
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£350
for 7 nights
£350
 
 
February 2017
1 Feb 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£350
for 7 nights
£350
 
 
March 2017
1 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£400
for 7 nights
£400
 
 
April 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
May 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
June 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
£429
for 5 nights
£600
 
 
July 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
£571
for 5 nights
£800
 
 
August 2017
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
£571
for 5 nights
£800
 
 
September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
November 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£380
for 7 nights
£380
 
 
December 2017
1 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£380
for 7 nights
£380
 

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

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

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • town

Attractions

  • 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

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.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • 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.

Outside

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

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • 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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