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Large Sunny Studio Apartment with Balcony & FREE WIFI~LOCAL LICENSE NO 11830/AL



Updated: 20-Jun-2016
Apartment in Tavira, Eastern Algarve, Portugal - Located in a Riverside Townhouse in the 'Slow City' of Tavira with white sand beaches close by

NEW 2016 FREE WIFI internet access to help our guests stay in touch....

Sought after first floor studio in a superb location alongside the river, central for the whole of Tavira and its blue flag white sandy beaches. Offering a very large airy space with a good modern kitchen and good size shower room and a balcony, overlooking a small cobbled street, that can be enclosed during the cooler months or open, with fly screens, for relaxing during the long summer evenings. 2015 we have just upgraded this studio apartment again in an endeavour to offer as much comfort as possible.

NEW hotel style hand wash pump+body/shampoo gel pump+toilet tissue dispenser+wall mounted hair dryer/shaver point installed to compliment our facilities.

During the season there is a ferry to the Ilha Tavira, with is famous long white sandy beaches, which is just a step away. In the heart of Tavira, yet away from the hustle and bustle, with its cobbled streets, small shops, restaurants and riverside cafes. The restaurants are many and varied and our guests comment on the quality but the prices as being very cheap especially the wine, its variety and quality as Portugal is now winning lots of awards for its wines... During August there is live entertainment in the Praca from music to traditional dancing. This is an all year round destination with a dual air-con/heater unit in the living space. This studio can be rented with our 1 bedroom apartment P2691 or P17358 to make very flexible accommodation for up to 3 couples but having total independence. As Tavira is a 'Slow City' it is just what you will experience in the relatively unspoilt historic town..a slow pace of life.. Tavira also has a bus and train station and it is possible to access the whole of the Algarve, Lisbon and beyond and the bus even takes you to Seville. We also have the Ecovia which is a network of bike and walking paths stretching the Algarve from end to end which is mostly on small roads and tracks and now very popular. The whole area down to Quatro Aguas and the other ferry stop has been renovated with a

walking/cycle path, many seats and shade and trees, with restaurants and cafe/bars.

This is a great easy flat walk between the Roman salinas with the wading birds and flamingos,

More Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are George and Barbara & have been married for over 45 years! We have 30 years+ previous experience of renting properties in Sussex & Belgium. We have had a villa in Tavira for 12 years & when we retired spent time between the 3 countries. Needless to say we could not resist looking for good quality properties for rental & decided to share the lovely city of Tavira with others. We have always had the opinion that if we would want to stay in a place so would other people and we have always used that criteria. We realise that holidays are very important to people as they spend a long time choosing and looking forward to them & saving for them. For us it is also important that we treat people as we like to be treated. We are constantly looking to upgrade our apartments for extra comfort

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful holiday in your studio which was a lot more spacious than we expected and was convenient to all the facilities that Tavira has to Offer and we wish to book again for 2015 LE

We had a wonderful time in the studio it was so near the Isla boat it made it easy when we got back from a long day on the beach The proximity to the fish & veg market made the week a magical daily eating experience It was so relaxing we both wanted to give up our jobs and stay forever Thanks for everything DC

We have had a fantastic time in Tavira and are already thinking about a return trip, we like it that much EH

Just to say how much we enjoyed our stay in your lovely studio, thanks, JL.

A great holiday studio fantastic we will be recommending it to friends and family, RB.

Ideal location for the town and beach and a wonderful place to chill out, SMcM.

We had a superb 2 weeks and really enjoyed Tavira The studio was excellent, the location was brilliant given that we went on the ferry every day to the Island SK.
Sep 2010
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3 Reviews

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Stay in Tavira

  • 4 of 5

Upon arrival the apartment I had previously booked was not suitable for my elderly parents due to steep stairs. My parents were given an upgrade free of charge to suit their needs which was greatly appreciated. The apartment was beautifully fitted and designed for a comfortable stay. Carmen was very accommodating and ensured my parents were comfortable for the rest of the holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful apartment in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we've stayed in Barbara and George's studio apartment and it won't be our last! The location is perfect as only a few steps to the Ferry which took us to the beach on Tavira Island. We would recommend this apartment to anyone seeking a quiet location with all amenities.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There is something very rewarding when guests want to return not just once but time and time again, thank you. The fact that you have already booked again for next year proves to us that we are providing what people appreciate as a good holiday location. See you again next year....it will be here in a blink of an eye... Barbara
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Super apartment studio. Central to everything. 😀

  • 4 of 5

Great stay in a lovely central homely studio.

Ferry to Isla Tavira 2 minutes away. We visited the beach which was lovely for families - many choice of restaurants serving good foods. Catered for everyone.

Just my husband and I travelled this time. But we will return. And would love to book again with Barbara & George.

Happy holiday we had in deed.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much and we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our studio apartment and everything Tavira has to offer. We do try to offer a home from home experience. It was a pleasure to meet you and to show you our newly converted ground floor apartment and we look forward to seeing you in the future and hope that you can in fact bring your whole family to have them all together in the 3 apartments. Kind Regards Barbara
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From the Owner

We bought this building purely because it is right alongside the Rio Gilao right in the heart of Tavira and there are only a handful of apartments that have this position. The ground floor is let as a large 1 bedroom apartment. It has 2 first floor apartments at the front is a one bedroom apartment with 1 bedroom studio at the rear having a private balcony overlooking a small cobbled side street. We fell in love with Tavira when we first saw it and that is why we live here. It still has a slow pace and is relatively unspoilt. The countryside behind is stunning and well worth a visit just driving and exploring the small white villages and stopping at a small cafe for a drink with the locals. In Spring the hills are painted white and yellow from the cistus and mimosa.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : FARO at 30 Kilometres Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

The Ria Formosa Nature Reserve is a must for 'twitchers' or those just interested in protected areas. The quantity and varieties of migrating birds is amazing and you may be lucky to catch a glimpse of the flamingos feeding in the salinas. One of our guests counted over a hundred different types of bird in one day!


All the beaches have the coverted EEC blue flag Long white sand, safe with small tides where you can walk, swim or just relax, boasting some of the warmest water temperatures in the Algarve, normally 25C in summer Tavira Island and Barril beach are accessed by a small train or ferry and there are a few small restaurants & cafes so the beach can be enjoyed as long as you desire. Even in the peak season you will find a quiet stretch of beach. Within a 10 minute drive beaches are accessed directly.


Faro airport is approx 32km We give easy directions from the airport to the studio where our hospitality colleague will meet you, hand over the keys and answer any questions you may have We can recommend with confidence both car hire and door to door transfers that are economical, reliable, friendly and know our properties please just ask. Tavira has a rail and bus station for adventuring further afield CP Trains offer a 50% discount on sight of passport €3.20 return to Faro


Faro 35km, Spain 28km, nearest golf Benamore 3km.

Further Details:

Tavira is one of the most unspoilt towns in the Algarve with the Rio Gilao running through it centre and spanned by a 7 arch Roman bridge and has been given the accolade of a 'slow city'. This unspoilt town retains its historic medieval past with the castle standing watch over some 30 churches. The winding cobbled streets are full of small shops and riverside cafes and a daily market offers fresh local fish from the local fishermen caught that morning, local fruit and vegetables all at very good prices. There are a varied choice of good restaurants at very reasonable prices. During the season the outdoor 'amphitheatre' provides evening music and entertainment. Concerts and classical recitals are held in some of the large churches, which is a wonderful natural setting. During August the Ingreja da Calma hosts an outdoor festival of cinema in its precincts. The Algarve boasts long white sandy beaches with the coveted Blue Flag. The Ria Formosa Nature Reserve, which is a World Heritage site has many rare species of birds enjoying the benefits of a large system of tidal lagoons which is a bird twitchers paradise. Many species of birds migrate here, or stop on the way. Flamingos paddle in the salinas (salt pans) and storks make unruly nests on any high vantage point. During August you can watch the Flor do Sal, sea salt, being harvested by hand how it has been done for hundreds of years. We now have a shopping mall outside the town with over 100 shops, a food hall, Portuguese style and a 4 theatre cinema for those inclement days which are far and few between. The old Convento da Graça has been tenderly renovated into a stunning Pousada, to dine in the cloisters is a real must.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
1 Nov 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
1 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 10% deposit is payable to secure your reservation with the remainder payable 6 weeks before departure. We ask for £200 as a fully refundable deposit, in cash, on arrival which will be refunded at the end of the stay against breakage damage or loss of keys or a clean we decide is much more than average
Payments are made direct into our English bank account so you do not incur any extra charges

Changeover Day:
We are very flexible on arrival and departure days, please just ask.
Departure is by 10am and arrival after 3pm
We give simple directions and you will be met at the apartment to hand over the keys and answer any questions you may have

Notes on prices:
We accept payment in Euros
We offer a discount for bookings of 14 days and longer

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Updated: 20-Jun-2016
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From the Owner

It is very central for the town and beaches but situated away from the hustle and bustle of the centre of town and restaurants. The whole of the town is within walking distance and a car is not essential. There are only a very few rental properties in Tavira that can boast this ideal position.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...


  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront


  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, vanity unit mirror above with lights
  • A good size shower room with corner shower Lots of hot water on demand WC and bidet Modern vanity wash basin with cupboards under and illuminated mirror over Hotel style hand wash pump by basin Shower gel/shampoo pump in the shower Commercial dispenser for toilet paper Wall mounted hair dryer/shaver point


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (Studio) Notes on bedrooms Newly upgraded with king size bed with bedside tables and lamps. Built in hanging wardrobe Chest of drawers


  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: May be rented with P2691and/or P17358 for flexible accommodation ideal for 3 couples sharing although remaining independent. Although our description has to be studio it is much larger than one imagines and we have many guests who return time after time saying that as they are out and about during the day it is a very suitable bolt hole. A hairdryer is provided and a cool box with freezer blocks to keep essential drinks cool in the car or on the beach. This apartment is now registered and licenced with the Town Hall and complies with current gas/electric legislation and health and safety standards for fire etc supplying fire extinguisher fire blanket and first aid kit with the necessary signing Cleaning / Towels / Linen 100% white cotton linen and towels are provided, not beach towels A cosy duvet for those cooler months. For stays of 14 days or more clean linen is provided on a weekly basis. Final clean is included in the price

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