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Apartment Within Historic Town With Lovely Views

Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

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 including satellite & freeWiFi. Fully Equipped, The Kitchen has Washing Machine, Oven + Microwave, Coffee machine and Toaster etc. Bed Linen and Towels are provided. There are 2 Bicycles for Guests' Use. Lovely Views. Convenient Free Parking.

Registration Number : 46145-AL

Karen Dews
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2018

About Karen Dews

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!

Karen Dews purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Karen Dews chose Tavira

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 from the town.. 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.The Alentejo with its totally contrasting scenery is also within easy reach. Tavira is east of Faro, conveniently served by both train and bus.

What makes this apartment unique

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.

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Tavira in Municipality of Tavira

Property Type:
  • apartment
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Golf ...
  • 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
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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Apartment Within Historic Town With Lovely Views
average rating of 4.625 based on 9 reviews
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Great apartment in a very pretty location

  • 5 of 5

Great sized apartment with every amenity. Very well located to enjoy Tavira.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Apartment

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is spacious and bright, and beautifully clean. There is a lovely view of Igreja do Carmo Church from the front of the apartment, and Karen is a lovely person to deal with.

  • Review Submitted: 03-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Home from Home

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed two weeks holiday in Tavira in July. Having stayed in Tavira a couple of times previously we did have something to compare with and have only praise for this lovely apartment. Upon arrival we found the apartment to be extremely clean and well equipped and with secure access. The location is absolutely perfect, being a mere 7 or 8 minute stroll into the centre of Tavira, where there are countless bars, cafes and restaurants. A well equipped supermarket is 5 minutes away , just behind the church and there is also a railway station within easy reach. Everything that you need is in the property, wifi is also included and the overall feel is of being at home as opposed to being in a hotel type room or purpose built holiday accommodation. Tavira is a lovely town and in the evenings there is always something going off to entertain holidaymakers. Can't enthuse any more other than to say we have already booked for 2017! Love it !!!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: 12-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: 17-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 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: 28-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Tavira, Algarve

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

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. £350 is the rate for 2 guests per week each additional guest is charged at £10 per night per week. A provisional booking can be made, when a non-returnable deposit of £50/week 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 or bank transfer.
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 £350 per week for 2 guests.
£ 420 per week for 3 guests.
£490 per week for 4 guests.
Minimum 4 night stay.
Note: I give a discount for longer stays and winter long lets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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