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Cottage With River And Roof Top Views Across The Old Town

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Updated: 19-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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.

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About the Owner

colin mcqueen
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
19 March, 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.

8 Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)


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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Roof garden cannot be used in hot months!

  • 3 of 5

Very good location. But the next cottage was under construction so we had a lot of noise and cars parked at our door. It was like a construction site.

We booked this place especially because of the outdoor roof terrace. It's too hot during the day to sit there. We appreciated the AC. We could not open the windows. The place was neat and clean but very small

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautifully modernised, very well kept & fantastic location

  • 4 of 5

The property is a quaint local cottage that has been beautifully modernised inside with the addition of stunning roof terrace.

The location is perfect for town & beech & parking is practically outside the door.

The only niggle was not being able to have windows open, but it wouldn't stop us going back again!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very enjoyable, everything it stated and more

  • 5 of 5

The property was absolutely great, terrace a huge bonus, and the wifi too.

Very clean, homely and comfortable. Everything we needed.

The position is great, the older part of Tavira Town. Would highly recommend to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Just couldn't fault the property,just a few minor things but overall perfect x

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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From the Owner

A true getaway bolthole for the discerning traveller.

Activity and Interests

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 and Availability

Rental rates

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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
My Standard Rate
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
Refundable 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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Updated: 19-Mar-2017


From the Owner

Modern facilities within historical backdrop.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • 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


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • town


  • 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

Floor Area

  • 50 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • bathroom with shower, wc, and bidet


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • 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


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • 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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