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

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 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

Registration Number : 3742/AL

Gail Robson
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

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 Municipality of Tavira

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • 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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average rating of 4.8 based on 21 reviews

Tavira April 2018

  • 4 of 5

This location is very central to the town of Tavira and one could walk to the train station as well walk up & down the steps to easily get into Tavira. There are restaurants / pubs on both sides of the river. One of the beaches which is close, by either car or taxi is called Barill & you can then walk out or take a small train. It is a beautiful quaint beach.

We didn't use a car and traveled all along the Algarve using the regional train for daily trips. The villa has everything that one needs for their vacation. The beds were comfortable & the kitchen was well stocked c/w full size fridge, dishwasher etc.

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

When we arrived the apartment was very cold, because it had been empty for weeks and Dulce had only just switched on the heating. It took two whole days for the temperature tpo reach a comfortable level.

The apartment is lovely. We did not get to use the terrace on top, but never expected that, seeing it was end of December.

The beds are a bit hard, the shower door had a faulty hinge (but I told the owner about it and whe assured me they were coming in January to do some repairs.). Door knobs and drawer handles were loose or just came off when handling them.

The beds are a bit too hard.

The location is good, and we got to count the steps down to the river, because we walked there almost every day :)

It would be nice to know why there was this light flashing every time we opened the dish washer. I filled the rinse and salt, but still the light kept flashing.

The self-locking sliding doors to the terraces would not always lock, so it is best to havbe the shutters all the way down when not there or during the night.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Scarlett. I am at the penthouse at the moment and adjusted all the handles. As I like to keep the penthouse to a very high standard I have replaced all the mattresses with new, luxurious less firm ones. The reason the self locking sliding doors to the balconies do not lock is because of the safety issue as it is easy to get locked out if you are at the penthouse on your own. This unfortunately happened late one night in the past and I made the decision to change the system.
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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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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
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
January 2019
1 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
February 2019
1 Feb 2019 - 28 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
March 2019
1 Mar 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
April 2019
1 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May 2019
1 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
June 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
July 2019
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Jul 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
August 2019
1 Aug 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £175

Booking Notes:
A non refundable 25% deposit is payable at the time of booking. The balance is required 60 days 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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