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Stylish Apartment with courtyard, parking , free wifi ,bikes and great location

Bedrooms 1
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Apartment in Tavira, East. Algarve , very peaceful location yetOnly Minutes From The Action. Beaches And Golf Easily Reached

One bedroom Ir conditioned apartment in the historical town of Tavira. Modern apartment in quiet cobblestoned lane comprising eight units surrounded by traditional Portuguese houses. Ideally situated to reach all Tavira and the eastern Algarve has to offer. Comfortable and stylishly furnished with all modern conveniences including free wifi and a docking station.The tv has an android box, that allows watching English channels,,sky sports,,box sets and the latest films. There is underground parking and two bikes for use

Adrian Greevy
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2017

About Adrian Greevy

We are the typical couple that for years have considered living in the sun. We finally did something about it in 2011 when the opportunity to take six months off work in 2012 came about. We searched for the right location and although we live in rural Somerset we opted for a town, much to our own surprise. Stayed from July to January and wanted something special and to see the heights of summer and depths of winter. Needless to say we were not disappointed and found the people of Tavira to be nothing but helpful and friendly. We now are able to share part of that experience with others .

Adrian Greevy purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Adrian Greevy chose Tavira region

We bought the apartment after two years of searching starting in the west of the Algarve and covering all the way to the Spanish border. For us Tavira has the best mix of Portugal and holiday destination. with all the beaches, golf, countryside and amenities close to hand yet without the in your face side of tourism. Tavira is an old colonial type town but with a modern shopping plaza, a multi screen cinema showing all the latest releases in English and is part of the Ria Formosa Natural park with sandy barrier islands and lagoons. It has something for everyone from bird watching to kite surfing.

What makes this apartment unique

The property is in a small block of eight new build apartments built in a colonial style on the site of an old smoke house. It is in a quiet location with "normal" Portuguese houses and families in the same lane. The block itself is in the centre of the town near the " bishops square" where all the best alfresco eating is found in it and the surrounding cobblestones lanes. The roman bridge is about 3/400 metres away crossing the river gilao. If eating in is your thing then there are a number of supermarkets, an English butcher and numerous bakeries within strolling distance plus the large fish and vegetable market where all the freshest produce can be found.the bicycles make it very easy to explore the surrounding area as there is a coastal cycle track that will take you to other villages.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Tavira in Algarve

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • beach
  • town
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom benefitting from bath with shower over. Fully tiled with extractor fan and heated towel rail.lit mirror over basin and shaving socket. Towels provided
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed, ample draw and hanging space, full length mirror and hair dryer. Valuables safe. All linen supplied.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • 2 bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Outside: There is an enclosed courtyard with table and chairs for alfresco dining, colourful planting and lighting creates a lovely atmosphere. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are provided and beach towels are available. Cleaning service on leaving.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

Surrey, England

Perfect location with everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

When we choose holiday accommodations we have 3 main criteria: Easy walking distance to bars and restaurants, free and available parking for hire car and outdoor space. We chose this apartment based on those 3 criteria and it delivered in spades. Just a hop and a skip from the main restaurants, a handy little courtyard and easy parking both just outside the apartment or alternatively in the underground garage. The helpfulness and pleasantness of the owners just added to a lovely 2 weeks away....great weather too!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Right in the heart of town.

  • 3 of 5

We had meet the owners before we stayed in this apartment and have to say tthey are both very friendly, the apartment has all you need if you stay in and cook. After a bit of a problem with the internet/TV this was sorted after a few days and all worked well after this had a new server. The apartment is modern but we found it to be very dark with lots of dark wood and dark flooring, we stayed for a month and could be in the small square with all the restaurants and cafes in minutes. We found the bed to be very low and hard for us, it also it has a wood cassing round it that we kept bashing our legs on, not very good. Towels and bedding were changed once a week, we had to pay for the electric at the end of our stay, we have never had to do this before and think it was a bit unfair for the amount we used, 4.50 euros a week on top of our price for the apartment had we only stayed a week they do not charge. The are two bikes in the garage if you want to use them, we never did. To finish this is a nice aparment to stay in perhaps not for long stay as we did but perhaps a week, the small court yard is very nice to sit in on a nice day.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased that you conclude it is a nice apartment and that the owners are friendly. Your stay during what has been the wettest and cloudiest month in years was bound to take the edge off your holiday as you told us before you left, and on the other occasions we visited to take the laundry to aid you so you wouldn't have to worry about drying and ironing. This probably also impacted on your reference to the apartment being dark, much of which would have changed by turning on lights. Your reference to electricity charges is baffling as it was agreed in person when you visited last year for an inspection prior to booking. Our winter rate for the let was half the advertised price but would include the cost of electricity used to offset this, no charge for gas for heating water or cooking and no charge for water. To then expect to not pay because you had been economical is nonsense, would you have been as economical if no charges were forthcoming, we will never know.. Previously we have only had comments on the comfort of the mattresses and use them in four separate properties,we apologies that they didn't suit your needs. We were pleased that you found the television ( with the availability of movies and box sets) so useful during your stay particularly with the inclement weather keeping you housebound for such long periods, and considering that when you booked it wasn't an available feature and we added it specifically for you so you wouldn't need to bring your DVD collection. Regards Adrian and Suzanne
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Excellent. Nothing left undone.

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, new property, very comfortable with all the things we needed to settle in for a few days. Enjoyed making espresso in the am, taking the bikes out for a spin, used the beach basket and towels, and having a nosh in the pm while enjoying the beautiful private patio. Wonderful hosts who were understanding when we arrived later then planned (wrong train from Faro) AND when we couldn't find our way home the first night. Oh my... Lol. Overall, you would be silly NOT to book this beautiful place if you have the chance! Thanks Suzanne and Adrian!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Good

  • 4 of 5

All the previous reviews have it spot on. Excellent apartment, kind and generous hosts and the wonderful town of Tavira. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wow! Fantastic apartment

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was so great we rebooked within one week of returning home. The location of the apartment is so central - sitting in a quiet street but only about 100 yards from beautiful Bishops Square and all the delights Tavira has to offer. The apartment is very tastefully decorated with quality furniture and beautiful artwork on the walls. There is a courtyard leading from the lounge which is a great sun trap and perfect for those alfresco meals when your not eating at one of the fabulous restaurants. The apartment is very well equipped with everything you need for a relaxing and stress free holiday. An added bonus are the two bikes in the garage which are great for getting around Tavira (although everything is within walking distance) or exploring further afield like to lovely town of Cabanas which is only a few kilometres away. The owner Adrian was so helpful and the booking process was very easy and straightforward. So looking forward to our next stay. Cant recommend it enough.

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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a little gem

  • 5 of 5

Have just returned from our 11 day stay and thoroughly enjoyed it. Apt. was as described, all you would require for a self catering holiday though we dined out majority of time. Peaceful area, 2 mins. walk to Bishop Square [central ] bus and train stations within easy walk for those who wish to explore further afield. Would highly recommend apt. Will definitely return. Many thanks Adrian. Rod.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
April/may 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
June 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter sun 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
June 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
August 2018
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 25% is required on booking with the remainder due six weeks prior to travel. Bank transfer to an English or Portuguese account is available, pay pal is also possible allowing use of credit cards. A damage deposit is required to be paid to our agents on arrival which is refunded on departure once the apartment is checked. Long winter lets are available at a discounted price with the addition of electricity cost at meter reading.

Changeover Day:
Change over days are flexible, checkout is 10am and Check in is from 3pm. Flexibility is shown to allow storage of bags depending on flight times and guest changeover.

Notes on prices:
A deposit of 25% is required on booking the remainder to be paid six weeks before arrival. This can be done by cheque or bank transfer or PayPal. A damage deposit of €200 is required by the agents on arrival and is refunded on departure. Long winter lets of 4 weeks and more are heavily discounted.

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