Penthouse Apartment in Cabanas, Eastern Algarve - 2nd Floor Penthouse Apartment With Balconies, Large Roof Terrace, Shared Pool & Beautiful View
2 Bedroom (sleeps 4/6 includes two Z-beds) luxury 2nd floor penthouse is situated in the picturesque fishing village of Cabanas. With 2 balconies and a spacious roof terrace, there is plenty of outside space to enjoy all day sunshine and incredible sunsets. Equipped with air conditioning/heating to the lounge and bedrooms the apartment is furnished to a very high standard. There is a lift to the second floor. The Cabanas waterfront is within 20 minutes walk providing excellent bars and restaurants serving local wine and fish at reasonable prices.
Top Traveller Review
Fab spacious apartment
About the Owner
About Sarah Culf
We are English and have our own plumbing business. We have 2 young children and visit Portugal and our lovely Apartment as much as we can, when school and work allows. If you are looking for a stress free low paced total chill holiday, you will find it here! Pool or beach? You decide!
We love to play in the pool and visit the beaches. The sea is fun and safe with some days calm and others fun for body boarding.
We love to eat out, but with budget in mind we alternate and eat in or get a local takeaway and watch a film.
Sarah Culf purchased this apartment in 2008
Why Sarah Culf chose Tavira region
We chose this location as it has 3km of the most beautiful white sandy beaches and is not commercialised so offers peace and tranquility. The slow relaxed pace of life is ideal to lose yourself from everyday troubles.There is a large shopping complex in Tavira for food,fashion and furniture aswell as everything else you may possibly need. Cabanas,has restaurants in abundance which serve you fish,tapas,steaks or pizzas,You choose!!The bars are never full and greet you with open arms,there is also a sports bar on Cabanas front.
(6 traveller reviews)
Fab spacious apartment
This is a lovely apartment. With two young children in tow we were thrilled to discover how spacious it was. Great value for money. All the rooms are big and light, and there is a big roof terrace from which to watch the swallows swooping and the sun setting. We stayed in February and despite some wonderful sunny weather we were grateful for the heating in all the rooms in the evening when it cooled down. We didn't hire a car and managed perfectly well as the beautiful little train station, covered in patterned Portuguese tiles, is literally on minute's stroll away. You can get to Tavira in under ten mins and it runs regularly. Out of season we couldn't find anyone to take us across the water to cabanas beach, but Cabanas itself was a gorgeous place to sit and watch the water with a drink. And instead we hopped on her bus to Pedras del Rei and the wonderful wonderful Barril beach, reached by a little vintage train. All in all a great holiday, a wonderful escape to a slice of real Portugal, and we thoroughly recommend this Apartment. Thanks Sarah.
Great experience from the outset. The owner was a pleasure to deal with. We arrived late to find the property manager waiting for us. Very helpful and informative.
The property itself was spacious, bright and clean. It contained everything we needed. Plenty of outside space and the roof terrace was fantastic. Having two bathrooms was also a big plus. The pool area is good and due to the time we were there, we had the pool to ourselves.
Cabanas was lovely as was Tavira. There is a train station within a minute or two from the apartment and this takes you to Tavira in about 8 minutes for less than 3 euro return. Cabanas is only a ten minute walk.
This is the first time for us in the Eastern Algarve. Great beaches throughout the region and also in Spain, which is only 20-30 minutes away by car. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and the quality of this apartment added to our enjoyment immensely.
Stopped in the apartment May half term. It's in a great location near to a few bars and restaurants, with the main area of Cabanas about a 15 min walk. Beautiful accommodation with everything you could need, helpful owners and managers. Highly recommended. Also the train station is 2mins away, therefore very easy to get out and about.
Perfect for summer or spring
This lovely well equipped spacious apartment is so good that this was our fourth holiday here.Twice in the Summer relaxing by the lovely pool or visiting the near by beach with our family.In the evening after eating in or out relaxing on the roof top terrace with a glass of red wine in hand.-Wonderful.
During our Febuary holidays the weather is cool enough for us to explore the area in and around Cabanas either on foot,car,or by the train that stops at Cabanas.
The apartment and Cabanas never disappoints what more could you want.
Perfect Relaxing Break
I would thoroughly recommend a stay at this lovely penthouse apartment in Cabanas. The apartment is great and really high quality. It has a lovely airy feel and there is loads of space. Being the penthouse you can head up to the roof for "beer o'clock" which is a great way to watch the sun go down. The apartment would be great for a family or a group of friends. I have to disagree with the previous reviewer in that when I was there the pool was so so quiet. There were only one or two lots of people there ever. The pool area is great and very relaxing. The apartment is a short drive or walk to bars, restaurants, shops and the beach with lots of choice. If you're looking for golf then some fantastic courses nearby. We will be definitely heading back if we can get in!
Great family location
We've stayed in this area many times now. The apartments are good - well set out and finished, as well as spacious. I love the fact there is a proper kitchen - so you can stay in and cook if you want to - and also a washing machine, so you don't have to cart dirty laundry home! Trivia aside, Cabanas is a lovely and largely unspoilt town, perfect for family holidays: Small enough to relax in, but there's plenty going on for adults and kids if you want to keep busy. This apartment has a lovely peaceful roof terrace, great for an evening drink watching the sun go down. The only downside is that the pool gets very busy - but beautiful beaches are only a short walk or drive away so you don't need to wait around for a sunbed.
From the Owner
“We chose this location as it has 3km of the most beautiful white sandy beaches and is not commercialised so offers peace and tranquility. The slow relaxed pace of life is ideal to lose yourself from everyday troubles.There is a large shopping complex in Tavira for food,fashion and furniture aswell as everything else you may possibly need. Cabanas,has restaurants in abundance which serve you fish,tapas,steaks or pizzas,You choose!!The bars are never full and greet you with open arms,there is also a sports bar on Cabanas front.”
Activity and Interests
To reach the beach, a 10 minute walk to the waterfront, then a 2 min. river taxi (60cents) to the beautiful island beach, which has EC Blue Flag status with excellent swimming. Over 3 km of unspoilt coastline with showers, WCs and a small cafe on the beach. Further along the coast there is Ilha de Tavira. A short boat trip across to the island, where there are numerous restaurants, a cash point and camping facilities, even a late night taxi service for those who like to to party and BBQ til late
Faro airport is a 30 minute drive, with easy to follow directions available. A pick up service is available on request (45 euros). There are regular bus and train services within walking distance of the apartment. Car hire is recommended if you wish to explore the Algarve coast and countryside but not essential (~60 euros/wk). Locally taxi's are available at a very low cost. In season a local train will take you to and from the village and beach crossing.
Airport 30 mins drive. Spanish border 20 mins drive to the East. The town of Tavira is 10 mins drive away and also accessible for cost of 1 euro on local train (station 4 mins walk). Taxi 7 euro's. Tavira is well worth a visit, as is the beach at Ilha de Tavira. Within a short drive of the apartment you will find many small villages with access to beautiful peaceful beaches (Praia d Barril, Fuseta, Mantarota, Verde and Monte Gordo, all worth a visit). Also lots of fabulous local restaurants.
Cabanas is an unspoilt village of narrow streets, a number of cafes, bars and restaurants, always with a welcoming atmosphere. There is a daily fish meat and vegetable market, several local mini markets, hardware stores, a chemist, local butchers and a post office. The nature reserve provides pleasant areas for those who like to walk and enjoy nature at its most peaceful. Bike hire, wind and kite surfing (hire and tuition) can be found in the village. Excursions are available with local departures to the water parks and zoo marine Leisure Park. The nearest town of Tavira is steeped in history and boasts 37 churches. The town is split by the River Gilao and an historical Roman Bridge connects both side.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
27 May 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
We request a 25% non-refundable deposit at the time of booking, with the balance payable 6 weeks prior to departure. Discounts are available for longer than 2 week lets. Please phone or email for any other information. We can provide a meet and greet service on arrival.
Otherwise full payment is due immediately.
The air conditioning also doubles as heating and can be set to a specific temperature.
We request that guests do not smoke inside the apartment. Not suitable for pets.
On changeover day departure preferred by 11am, in order to arrange cleaning etc. Can be flexible depending on bookings.
Notes on prices:
Prices subject to availability, long term lets welcome.
Call for prices and availabilty.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Air Conditioning
- Internet ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Pantry Items
- Dining Room
- Books ...
- DVD Player
- Video Library ...
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- near the sea
- bird watching
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- laundrette - serviced
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- golf pass optional
- mountain biking
- water skiing
- water tubing
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
- The en suite to bedroom 1 has bath with shower over, WC, wash basin and bidet. There is a separate main bathroom next to bedroom 2, which has bath with shower over, wash basin and bidet. Towels provided.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: There are 2 lovely sized bedrooms both fitted out to a high standard. There are 2 Z-beds if required. Bedroom 1 has a double bed, fitted wardrobes, en-suite and sliding doors to balcony Bedroom 2 has twin beds, fitted wardrobes and sliding doors to balcony. Both overlook pool and g
- Terrace ...
- Golf ...
- Notes on accommodation: The individually controlled air conditioning units in the bedrooms and lounge can be used for heating during the cooler months. Outside: A great feature of this apartment is the amount of outside space. There are two terraces - the lower terrace can be accessed directly from the lounge and 2 bedrooms, making it ideal for outdoor eating. There is a shaded area for very hot days and a BBQ. From this terrace, a flight of steps lead up to the very large upper terrace which has loungers for sunbathing and is ideal for early evening drinks with lovely views over the rooftops towards the sea and inland to the hills. The apartment block is located in its own grounds with a shared private pool with sun loungers, umbrellas and toilets/showers. The pool area is very safe and secure. Utility Room: Small utility room off the kitchen houses the washing machine and air conditioning unit. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen/towels provided apart from guests are asked to please provide their own towels for the pool and beach. Additional cleaning and linen can be arranged on request for a small charge. Other: The apartment has a large roof terrace with recliners accessed via spiral stairs. All day sunshine and views of the sea and surrounding countryside. It's just the place to soak up the sun, sit and relax, or enjoy a drink whilst watching the sun go down.