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Apartment In Historic Town With Lovely Views



Updated: 16-Oct-2016
Tavira Town Apartment. Easy walking distance of town facilities.

Tavira Town Apartment is quietly situated within the Historic Centre overlooking the Igreja de Carmo. The 3 Bedroom apartment comprising 1 x King, 1 x Double and 1 x Twin comfortably sleeps up to 6 Guests. It also has a sunny Lounge-Dining room, separate Kitchen with Breakfasting Terrace, Bathroom and Shower room. Floor to Ceiling Windows with shutters. TV & WiFi. Fully Equipped, The Kitchen also has Washing Machine, Oven + Microwave, etc. Bed Linen and Towels are provided. There are 2 Bicycles for Guests' Use. Nice Views. Convenient Free Parking.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Washing machine

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Hi. I live in Edinburgh and am retired. I worked as a carer with vulnerable adults. I love Scotland and enjoy holidays here, especially the north-west and the Outer Hebrides, but Portugal and Tavira beckon too,especially when am soaked to the skin!

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

Most of the guests that have stayed in the apartment have returned, some year on year.
Mar 2014
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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


Everything you need in this apartment

  • 4 of 5

This was our 4th summer in the apartment and no doubt we will be back again. It is situated in a quiet street, east of the river and a few streets back looking on to the church with a small balcony from the kitchen and one of the bedrooms which is a lovely spot for breakfast with views down to the river. Very central for restaurants, the square and the supermarket. 5 minutes walk to the ferry for the beach and 5 minutes walk to the bus station and slightly longer to the train station. The apartment has everything you could possibly need. It is very spacious with full length windows in all but one room so very cool and spacious even when outside temperatures are high. All in an ideal spot.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cork, Ireland

Great Apartment

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have stayed at this great apartment 3 times so, and I've no doubt we will be staying again in the future. The apartment has everything you need to have a relaxing holiday - space, peace and quiet, every facility, nice neighbours, within walking distance of the centre of Tavira town, reasonably priced and a very nice owner to make booking very smooth. We love it! Michelle Rea, Cork, Ireland

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Quiet but convenient location

  • 4 of 5

We are always happy to return to this apartment where we have stayed many times.

It is a sunny and comfortable flat, with all necessary facilities. It is located in a quiet but convenient area, with ample parking (visible from the flat) by the Igreja do Carmo across the road.

The rooms are spacious and the rear balcony overlooks gardens.

Small shops and a larger Pingo Doce supermarket are a short walk away, as is the river Gilao, the Tavira town centre and the bus station. There are good restaurants nearby - Restaurant Bica in Rua Almirante Cândido dos Reis is well recommended for good Portuguese food at reasonable prices.

Owner Karen is always helpful and it's nice to have more than one set of keys. Our only problem if you are on foot is that it is at the top of the hill!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Delightful town apartment

  • 5 of 5

We have just had fabulous 2 weeks in the Tavira Town Apartment. It is comfortable, spacious & well appointed. It is set in a quiet, cobbled street overlooking a church at the front & the balcony overlooks a quiet courtyard. We loved having several bars & local restaurants within a 5 - 10 minute stroll from the apartment!

The apartment is a home from home - bright & clean with everything needed for a comfortable stay. Eating out was affordable & delicious!

Several supermarkets are within an easy stroll of the apartment. We only used 1 bedroom but the apartment is big enough for a family of 6!

Tavira is a delightful town & we loved the ferry to the beach & appreciated the use of the 2 bicycles in the apartment. There are bike lanes on the main roads but also the apartment is not far from the nature reserve where we saw a range of wading birds as we cycled in the warm sunshine - a perfect combination!

A brilliant holiday!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic and original.

  • 5 of 5

Staying here again in April 2014 as our stay in June 2012 was simply fantastic. The apartment is so convenient to all amenities, restaurants, the River and supermarkets which are all so near and all within a gentle stroll.

The apartment is spacious and well equipped with a lovely balcony at the rear overlooking lemon trees and neighbouring gardens.

Two bathrooms and three large bedrooms make for a very comfortable stay. The lounge overlooks the Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo, a sixteenth century Church, one of the thirty in Tavira ! Being minutes away from the centre makes for a peaceful location.

The owner, Karen is extremely helpful and has kept the apartment well with a rustic and homely feel.

Thoroughly recommended and realistically priced.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Tavira is described as the prettiest town on the Algarve and I find it an easy and relaxing place to holiday. The town has all the facilities you could need and enjoy, without it being "just a tourist resort". My experience of the Portuguese people is one of honesty and helpfulness in a quiet dignified way. A main attraction is the Ilha, which has the loveliest of sandy beaches, reached by a short picturesque trip on one of the regular ferries. If, like me, you occasionally want to venture further afield, Tavira is ideally placed for both Faro and Spain (a 2 hr drive to Seville). The surrounding Algarvean countryside has its own special charm with scenic drives, hills and villages. Tavira is east of Faro, conveniently served by both train and bus.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 28 Kilometres Car: recommended


The main local beach is on the Ilha ,a long sandy spit reached by a short ferry trip from the centre of Tavira,

Other local beaches can be reached by short car or bike rides.


Faro is the nearest Airport

Approx 35 km distance from Tavira

Car Hire is recommended

Buses run to Faro.

Trains and Buses run from Faro - Tavira


Less than 1 km to the centre of town.

Further Details:

There is a daily municipal market selling fresh local produce, including fresh fish, on the other side of the river.

There are several supermarkets and a large shopping mall nearby.

This historic town has many beautiful churches,gardens that run alongside the river. The town has an array of local shops, banks, cash machines, cafes and restaurants all within walking distance of the apartment.

The town has public gardens, a castle, museum, and historic Roman bridge crossing the river.

There is also a good Tourist Information Centre.

Trips can be arranged to Lisbon, Seville, and to other places of interest.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
My charges are according to the no. of guests staying, up to the maximum 5-6 being £450 per week. A provisional booking can be made, when a non-returnable deposit is requested which confirms the booking. The deposit is included in the tariff. The final payment is requested 4 weeks before the commencement of the holiday.
Payments are by cheque or Paypal.
I then post (recorded delivery) keys and directions to the guest.
I give discounts for longer stays.

Changeover Day:
No specified change over days.
Arrival and departure times are flexible.

Notes on prices:
Prices are £250 per week for 2 guests.
£350 per week for 3-4 guests
£450 per week for 5-6 guests
Minimum 4 night stay.
Note: I give a discount for longer stays and winter long lets.

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From the Owner

The apartment is quietly situated within the historic centre of Tavira, with views of the Igreja de Carmo to the front, and gardens to the rear. It is within easy walking distance of the river and Roman Bridge, cafes, shops and restaurants. With a large, sunny lounge-dining room, a fully equipped kitchen with a breakfasting terrace, three double bedrooms, bathroom and shower room, the apartment can comfortably accommodate up to six guests. Floor-to-ceiling windows * Free WiFi * satellite TV * DVD Player * CD Player and Radio * electric fans/heaters * Hairdryer * Iron * The kitchen has a cooker, microwave, toaster, kettle and coffee machine.It has plenty of crockery and utensils. There is also a washing machine. Bedding and Towels are provided. There are two bicycles available for guests' use.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Satellite / Cable


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • town


  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom with bath/shower over, washbasin and wc. Shower-room with washbasin and wc.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king-size bed, Wardrobe, Chest of drawers, bedside tables with lamps. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, fitted wardrobe, bedside tables with lamps. Bedroom 3 with Double bed, fitted wardrobe, bedside tables with lamps.


  • Golf ...


  • Outside: Private Breakfasting Terrace with extending table and chairs. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All Linen and Towels Provided. Apartment is fully cleaned before guests' arrival. Additional cleaning/washing can be arranged on request, (extra charge). Welcome Pack can be arranged on request, (extra charge). Other: Breakfasting Terrace (to rear) overlooking private gardens.

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