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Cottage With River And Roof Top Views Across The Old Town

Bedrooms 1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage Tavira, Eastern Algarve, Portugal - Antiquity All Around.

A restored cottage situated in the centre of the ancient town of Tavira.(The city of churches). Minutes walk to fantastic cafes and restaurants. Benefits from having a large roof terrace with outstanding views. Easily reached with a twenty minute drive from faro airport. Regular buses and trains with stations only minutes walking distance. Beaches 15 minutes by ferry or water taxi. Hills and walking trails 15 minutes drive the other way.

On your arrival at Faro airport or 1 hour before you reach tavira. Please call my representative, Emma on +351962619022. She will meet you at the cottage.

More Details

colin mcqueen
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2017

Why colin mcqueen chose Tavira region

A true getaway bolthole for the discerning traveller.

What makes this cottage unique

Modern facilities within historical backdrop.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Tavira in Tavira

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • bathroom with shower, wc, and bidet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) with occasional sofa bed. Notes on bedrooms: bed room 1 with double bed. living room with double bed setee
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Fully managed with meet and greet service Outside: the roof terrace has a large table with parasol and chairs. barbecue and loungers. Utility Room: washing machine, Iron and board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: towels and linen included. Maid service available.


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Cottage With River And Roof Top Views Across The Old Town
average rating of 4.5384617 based on 13 reviews

Clean, comfortable and very convenient. Great decor and roof terrace.

  • 4 of 5

Really gorgeous house and so good to be able to just potter around the town, go to the market and get fresh fish, meat and vegetables. We were there for the Good Friday celebrations with candle lit processions and lavender strewn in the streets. The view from the terrace is really lovely and peaceful.

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So kind of you. Most appreciated. Kind regards colin and celia.
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Fantastic accomodation

  • 5 of 5

This property is fantastic, we stayed for 2 weeks. The cottage is very well set out and a lot if thought has gone in the decoration. The icing on the cake is the roof top terrace it is brilliant with magnificent views over Tavira. The customer service was very good, it was clean and well maintained. I would recommend it to anyone. Tavira is beautiful with many really good restaurants and bars. Our favourites were Tavira Lounge and Youngs! We will return as we had such a fabulous time! Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stay in Tavira

  • 5 of 5

The house is situated down a cobbled street approx 200 Mtrs away from the Pousada in one direction, 200 Mtrs away from the bus station in another and 200 Mtrs away from the river, bars and restaurants in another so ideally placed for visitors. The house itself is in good condition with the rebuild programme having been very well thought through....simple things taken into consideration like electric sockets near mirrors etc. Whilst the property is one bedroomed the internal layout makes it feel bigger than it really is. All the accommodation is on the ground floor with the upstairs being an open top balcony complete with sun beds, table and chairs along with a BBQ. As a lovers of sunshine we spent many hours up here through being able to sit in the sun from sunrise to sunset......probably the best balcony in Tavira.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage...Lovely town

  • 5 of 5

Hardly a dull moment in three weeks of blue skies.The roof terrace was a delight and the cottage had everything required for holiday living..We particularly enjoyed the virtually deserted riverside beach on Tavira Island and made good use of the beach umbrella provided by the house.We recommend the small ferry from Quatro Aguas as the town ferry is generally overcrowded.Home cooking and restaurant food and wine is marvellous and inexpensive compared with the U.K. Tavira seems to be on the 'up and up' and it was great to see so many old buildings being improved.

We are sold on this part of the Algarve and look forward to returning next year.

Maggie and John from Fortescue ,Devon

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very good standard, excellent outdoor space

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage right at the top of the village, beautiful views across Tavira. Everything that you could need is provide in this compact cottage. The only downside for us was the bells ringing every hour, you either need ear plugs or get used to it. Truly one of the best towns in Algarve for me so reasonable, friendly and interesting. We find something new every time we visit. Walk down to the bar opposite Tavira Lounge for a pint if good larger and a glass of white wine 3 euros! The food is delicious and although the owner doesn't speak any English, and we don't speak Portuguese, we managed to order palma ham, cheese and olives. The chicken and fish dishes are excellent value for money and all home cooked. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely house, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This house is great. Very clean, modern and has everything you need for a comfortable holiday (including Netflix!). It is not huge but just the right size for a couple. It is less than 5 minutes walk from the main square / restaurants and bars. If this is still available we will definitely be returning. No bother for us at all but probably not very suitable for anyone with mobility problems as the hill is pretty steep upto the house. The lady that runs the house, Emma, was prompt meeting us and very helpful. Colin, the homeowner, was prompt and communication was good. We have been 4 times to Tavira and we love it. The town is just so pretty and unspoiled. Beautiful buildings and the people are very helpful and friendly. The beach is gorgeous, nearly white sand and so clean.

No bad points at all :-)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

this is a lovely destination and would especially suite people with interests in history and culture.


10 minute drive to beach. alternatively a 10 minute walk to catch water taxi or ferry this takes 15 minutes to land you on the beach


Faro airport is 25 minutes drive at about 40 km. The bus will take longer allow between 1-2 hours


Twenty minutes to the Spanish border Seville approx 3 hrs. drive.

Cabanas 15 min.drive, Santa Luzia 15 min. also

Further Details:

plenty of supermarkets, banks, craft shops . shopping mall.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Tavira, Algarve

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Additional Guest Fee £10 per person per night
Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
50% deposit on booking remainder payed into owners account no later than 4 weeks before arrival. There will also be a fully refundable cash deposit of £200 to cover breakages, loss of keys, or out of the ordinary cleaning. payments can also be made via paypal.

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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