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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:
23 May, 2018

Why colin mcqueen chose Tavira

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 Municipality of 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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(21 traveller reviews)

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Cottage With River And Roof Top Views Across The Old Town
average rating of 4.2380953 based on 21 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: 05-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So kind of you. Most appreciated. Kind regards colin and celia.
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Not suitable for winter rental

  • 1 of 5

Very unpleasant stay...very cold and I was freezing. Slept in my clothes under 2 duvets. Even in mid day, couldn’t sit in living area without duvet and heater. House open to element and cold soaked..didn’t warm up during the day. My mistake in not leaving immediately and asking for refund. Can only hope to save someone else..don’t rent this in the winter months,,it’s not livable. Even if not so umcomfortable, not good value for me given paying in pounds with terrible exchange rate to Canadian dollars. I travel extensively and have rented in many places in the world, unfortunately this is one of the most uncomfortable...tainted my first experience in Portugal.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful location right in the centre of Tavira old town so you can easily walk everywhere

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. Breakfast every morning on the lovely terrace with great views over the town and spending the day walking around looking at all the sights. We even spent a day on the wonderful Isle of Tavira walking on the beach. Every evening we'd walk out to one of many restaurants in the area. The only reason I have not given it five stars is that the train, which is a long way away, crosses the ravine which magnifies the sound and it gets pretty noisy once an hour! Also we found the dear little house very cold in the evenings at this time of year - it was warmer outside than in!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect location, lovely roof terrace

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at midnight but someone still came to meet us at the cottage.

Spotlessly clean, quiet area but only 250 metres away from the central square. The roof terrace was fabulous. Easy walk to bus station and approximately a mile to train station.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in ideal location

  • 4 of 5

Well appointed with everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Sun on roof terrace all day which may be a bit too warm in summer months. Five minute walk into town where we found numerous places to eat at varying prices. Great food market with locally caught fish if catering at home. Lots to do with easy access to beach via boat or a drive into walking country in the hills. Can imagine Tavira itself would be extremely busy during high season.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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We just loved it!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect for us:

- Placed in the middle of everything

- Walking distance to the center of the city

- well equipped

- very nice rooftop

- exellent cleaning service during our 3 weeks stay..

All our expectations were fulfilled. We hope to come back

Jette and Carsten


  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • 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, 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
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

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

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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