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Modern Apartment In Secure Development near to all the town's facilities.

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet


About the property

Apartment in Tavira, Eastern Algarve, Portugal - Quiet Location, A Few Minutes Walk To Shops, Bars, Restaurants And Market

Sleeps 2 plus baby. (There is also a double sofa bed in the living room.) Quality 1-bed first floor apartment in a modern,secure complex with a cobbled courtyard and a relaxing swimming pool.

Set in the quiet back streets of historic Tavira and surrounded by typical Algarve houses, it's central location allows you to leave the car behind and immerse yourself in the local atmosphere by walking through the narrow cobbled streets, peering through open doors to see a secret courtyard or visiting small shops for their locally produced products.

At night Tavira is a bustling city with a multitude of restaurants on either side of the river providing a variety of cuisine. During the summer months, in the main square, you can pass away the late evening hours watching the live shows, or listen to the music whilst enjoying a cool drink at one of the al fresco cafes. Tavira accommodates all tastes and styles throughout each season and the apartment is ideally positioned to meet your needs.

The apartment is only 2 minutes walk to a bar and café, 5 minutes to the market for fresh fish, meat, fruit and vegetables and only a few minutes walk to shops, restaurants and the riverside.

Set in the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve, Tavira has retained a lot of its old character and avoided mass tourism. As it is not solely a holiday resort, it is still a good place to visit in winter. It is ideally situated for exploring the whole Algarve and also Spain (30 km away). There are 6 golf courses within a 20km radius, including Benamor (4km), Quintas Ria and Cima (7km). Take a ferry to Tavira island beaches, hire bikes and cycle old tracks or walk for miles on empty beaches.

The apartment has a living/dining room with sliding windows which open onto the balcony overlooking the pool. There is a new sofa which converts into a double bed. The kitchen, overlooking the street and traditional roof tops, is at the back and is fully fitted including washing machine and dishwasher. The bedroom also overlooks the quiet street and has a double bed and a range of fitted cupboards. The small balcony catches the early morning sun. Licence no. 1313/AL

More Details
Registration Number : 1313/AL

Sylvia Dean
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
12 April, 2018

About Sylvia Dean

Although I grew up in London, I now live in a small village in South Northamptonshire. Now retired, I worked in education. We first visited Tavira in1982 with our young children and after returning many times decided to see if it was possible to visit without using a car. It is!

Sylvia Dean purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Sylvia Dean chose Tavira

We fell in love with this apartment at the first viewing. It is well built and equipped, secure, and the position is so convenient, within easy walking distance of shops, a variety of restaurants and bars. We have furnished it as we would our own home, to be comfortable and welcoming . Because the development has permanent Portuguese residents, there is always someone around, even in the winter -which is when we mostly visit. We feel at home in Tavira, the local people are all so welcoming and friendly.

What makes this apartment unique

We like to sit on the balcony looking at the local house roof tops and Sao Sebastian church. We see birds swooping down to drink in the swimming pool and watch the bats come out at dusk.


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • Fully tiled bathroom with bath/shower over, wc, bidet, basin
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps2. (Double bed, plus double sofa bed in lounge) Notes on bedrooms: Double bed, plenty of built-in wardrobes, balcony, hair dryer, a/c. Travel cot and high chair available on request.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: A welcome food pack will be provided. Non-smoking, No pets Outside: Balcony with table and 2 chairs. Loungers (in hall cupboard). Unheated, shared pool (approx 10m x 6m) open April to September. Communal grounds with planting and a children's play area. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels provided but please bring your own pool/beach towels. Clean linen provided weekly. Other: Inner hall: cupboards containing iron, ironing board, vacuum cleaner, loungers, parasol, windbreak.


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Modern Apartment In Secure Development near to all the town's facilities.
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

Lovely flat to stay in.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely comfortable homely flat in fabulous part of Tavira. The verandah gets lots of sun, and two plug in oil heaters are provided for the winter days. I think it was lived in because it has everything you could need.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, spotlessly clean, perfect location, loved every day .

  • 5 of 5

The property was the perfect apartment, only minutes from the centre. It was as described, beautiful, spotless and very comfy. The owner made everything really easy. I would definitely stay there again, thank you

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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An excellent appartment

  • 5 of 5

This is a well appointed and very spacious one bedroom apartment. It is very well equipped and provides many extras. It was spotlessly clean and the arrival pack plus wine was a surprise and much appreciated. The linen service was an added bonus as we were staying a month and laundry was not really on the agenda. The apartment is situated in an excellent central secure location and is only minutes from the main square in the Tavira town ideal for bars and restaurants. Mr and Mrs Dean could not have been more helpful and the deposit repayment was very swift. I would not hesitate to recommend this apartment to friends in fact I already have!. Barry and Penny Emmett

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Central, modern apartment with pool

  • 4 of 5

A lovely position, easy walking to everywhere. Flat clean, and everything good quality; excellent kitchen. There was a garage and a lift right outside the flat, so easy access if less mobile. The pool was closed when we were there but kept clean. Only negative for us was there is no private terrace for sunbathing; you are in full view of the whole complex and a neighbour has to walk past you to get to their flat. When we were there it was very quiet. Owner friendly and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very nice apartment.

  • 5 of 5

We, a family of 4, enjoyed our stay in this apartment very much. Everything we could think of was available in the apartment. Our contact with the owner was very nice. The terras outside and the swimming pool in front were very nice to stay at. Also the apartment is situated ideally to the center of Tavira, everything within walking distance and also very quiet.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great holiday ,the apartment was very well furnished ,spacious and clean with everything we needed .Having aircon and wifi was brilliant and the pool was an added bonus to cool off after a day's exploring .The location is excellent ,only a few minutes walk to the centre of town ,shops and beach ferry . Hope to return again and would recommend without hesitation .

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
At the corner
Nearest Ferry
300 Metres
River quayside to the island or 2 km all year
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Benamor at Conceicao
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Tavira station
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
On the riverside quay
Car: not necessary


Beautiful clean sandy beaches with excellent facilities, especially Ilha da Tavira. Year-round ferry 2kms walk/cycle/drive (parking available.) Summer-only ferry from quayside 7 minutes walk away. Island beaches are also accessible from Sta Luzia (summer only) and Barril via a walk or little train. Good beaches along the coast as far as Faro or east to Spanish border.


Faro airport 35km. Car hire and taxis available. Car hire not essential but recommended for exploring the area.

Regular train service the length of the Algarve and to Lisbon, Porto.

Local buses cover a wide area and from Tavira bus station it is possible to go as far as Seville.

Bicycle hire available in the town.


Faro 40 minutes drive

Olhao 30 minutes drive

Stz Luzia 10 minutes/40 minute walk/20 cycle

Cabanas 15 minute drive

Spanish border 30 minutes

Seville 2 hours

Further Details:

Municipal market and shops including small supermarkets, are within 5 minutes walk. A little further to bars, pavement cafes and a variety of restaurants. Gardens along the riverside, the Roman bridge, castle remains and plenty of cobbled streets! Across the river is the Gran Plaza with a large supermarket, a range of other shops and a multi-screen cinema.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Tavira, Algarve

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Spring
1 Mar 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early summer
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High summer
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Low season
1 Nov 2018 - 28 Feb 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
25% deposit is required at time of booking. Balance of the fee to be paid 8 weeks before arrival along with a £150 refundable security deposit. 2 weeks before arrival, the keys will be mailed to you. The security deposit will be returned following the return of the keys and a satisfactory inspection of the apartment after your departure. All payments by bank transfer please.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible. Arrival time after 3pm and departure by 11 am.

Notes on prices:
Stays less than 7 days will be charged pro rata.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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