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



Updated: 30-Nov-2016
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. There is underground parking and two bikes for use

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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 .

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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


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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Tavira apartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment surpassed our expectations.Modern and comfortable with lots of facilities,making our holiday that much easier.See the list in the ad.The coffee maker is a Nespresso machine that takes coffee pods.The owner was excellent as regards booking and information.

The location is in a small street,away from noise,but just a few minutes away from great restaurants..didn't have a disappointing meal in Tavira.

10 minutes walk to a big supermarket ,Pingo Doce,and 20 mins to the massive Continente shopping complex.

We didn't have a car but booked a transfer through Algarve Sun Transfers ,aka Stork Transfers,great company.

15 mins walk to the other side of the river to catch the ferry ,1€90 return to the main beach.We also used the bikes to cycle to Pedras del Rei about 6kms,bus service available,to get across to Barril Beach,similar to main island beach,both wonderful.There is a parasol in the apartment,but buying or bringing a small windbreak might be useful,as these beaches are vast expanses of sand.

Really enjoyed our stay in Tavira,it has the feel of a proper town with great restaurants and lovely beaches nearby and we highly recommend

this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : at 40 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 0.25 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : at 1 Kilometres Nearest Golf : at 7 Kilometres Nearest Train : at 1 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : at 7 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : at 7 Kilometres Car: not necessary


The blue flag beach is approximately 1.5 Kms away and can be reached from two ferry points the closest being about 400metres away from the apartment on the river Gilao, the second from Quatro Aguas on the lagoon edge. it boasts miles of fine white sand with beach bars and restaurants. you can hire beach beds with parasols or take the ones from the apartment. Kite surfing lessons are available in Cabanas de Tavira on the beach.


Faro airport is approximately 40kms away, with taxi transfers from £10 per person.Travel time is about 35 minutes. Car hire is not essential but will take you off the beaten path or the mountains and inland towns.

Tavira also has two train stations and the trains are reasonably priced going to all the coastal towns or further afield to Lisbon or Seville. The coach station does trips to Seville.The apartment also benefits from two bicycles for guest use.


The apartment is found in the centre of Tavira. The Spanish border is approximately 30kms with Seville about an hour and a half away by car. The villages of Cabanas and Santa Luzia are about 5 and 3kms respectively and can be reached by the cycle paths easily and quickly or walked at cooler times of the day.

Estoi with its Roman ruins is about thirty minutes drive.

Further Details:

Tavira has everything to offer the modern traveller from lazy beaches to he adrenaline of kitesurfing. There is a sailing school at Quatro Aguas, a riding stables near Mato Santo Spirito,a municipal pool with four pools ( closed in August) a modern shopping mall with multi screen cinema ( films in English with Portuguese subtitles). The town itself is colonial and is still a working town with fishermen bringing in the catch and selling it in the fish market.

The Roman bridge draws many travellers as does the old castle or the camera obscura. The area near the roman bridge is vibrant with cafes and restaurants serving Portuguese and international cuisine, both indoors and out.

In the summer months the main square offers free live concerts and entertainment of a more traditional nature with folklore and traditional bands, set in an amphitheatre of seating.

Tavira is well served for eating in with a number of supermarkets, bakeries and minimakets, butchers (including and English one) and wine shops.there is a second hand bookshop selling English books and a DVD shop renting to the holiday market.

The Ria Formosa is a haven for wading birds and a handy stopping off point for migratory birds.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter sun 2016
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
April/may 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
June 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
for 6 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.

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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  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 30-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • apartment


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


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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Television


  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • town


  • 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

Floor Area

  • 65 m²


  • 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
  • Bedroom 1
  • 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.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden


  • Self-catering


  • 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.

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