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Apartment in Central Tavira, Eastern Algarve, Portugal



Updated: 29-Nov-2016
Apartment in Tavira, Eastern Algarve, Portugal - Secure Peaceful Location in the Heart of One of the Most Beautiful Towns in the Algarve

Apartment Romy is a well presented 2 bedroom apartment on the ground floor overlooking the children's pay area in a stylish well maintained secure gated Horta Poca do Bispo development with a shared swimming pool and the flat's own underground secure garage. Whilst benefiting from a quiet relaxing location, the development is only a short walk to the shops, cafés, restaurants and bars of what is considered to be the prettiest town of the Eastern Algarve. One bedroom has a double bed and the other has twin beds. There is air-conditioning in both bedrooms and the lounge/dining room. The kitchen is well equipped with a washing machine and dishwasher. The lounge has a large colour TV, DVD player, Bluetooth music dock and the apartment has wifi available. The front terrace has café style zinc table and chairs should you wish to dine outside or relax with a glass of wine in the open air. It is only a couple of minutes walk to the ferry that runs from Tavira town to the fabulous beaches of Ilha de Tavira from June to August and a short journey to the ferries at Quatros Aguas from September to May. You will find some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe just a short drive from Tavira as well as excellent golf courses.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We live in England in the East Midlands and have visited Portugal for many years. When visiting the Algarve it was mainly to Lagos with our Portuguese friends in the early years. It was a mere fishing village with the sardines being barbequed in the streets. We all stayed in an apartment overlooking the sea. The children loved Mia Praia beach with it's wonderful sandy beach. Lagos and Tavira have maintained much of their rich heritage and culture despite the pressures of tourism. We had never visited the East side until about eight years ago.We were staying at the Vila Gale Hotel when we first saw the apartments being built from our hotel window. We fell in love with Tavira as well and all the family have been visiting both apartments.

The Algarve has much to offer and a good climate.

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9 Reviews

based on 9 holidaymaker reviews


Perfect - quiet and clean

  • 5 of 5

Our 2nd visit to Tavira, but our first in this apartment.

Information and contact details provided prior to our stay alowed us to find the apartment with no trouble. Sandra was waiting for us to show us around and the secure, dedicated underground garage space meant we didn't need to worry about finding parking.

Location was perfect - a short stroll into town. There seemed to be very few people staying in the complex, so it was very quiet.

Everything was very clean and the kitchen was very well equipped.

Nice to see that the shower curtain in the photos has been replaced by a glass screen (I hate clingy shower curtains!).

Didn't use the pool due to the time of year (though still 22C most days). Also, we drove to local beaches (Barril was a favourite) as the ferry no longer left from Tavira town (again, time of year...).

Lots of lovely restaurants, all very reasonably priced. We tended to avoid anywhere with pictures of food on display outside!

Surprisingly, we needed to book for dinner most nights, even to get a table at 7pm. Also a few places "closed for the holidays" and for renovations.

Enjoyed meals in Aquasul and A Taska (twice in both). Would have liked to eat at D'gusta, but it was closed, with a very loose "see you in November" sign in the window. The relaxed Portugese way of life!

In summary, another very enjoyable visit to Tavira, made even better by great accommodation.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved the apartment in every way. The location was brilliant a few minutes walk from the centre.The kitchen had all the mod cons as we did some cooking from the nearby market.it was very spacious and perfect for 2 couples . Also Sandra and george were always on hand if we had any concerns.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location and stay

  • 5 of 5

Lovely modern apartment in the heart of Tavira, only a few minutes walk from local restaurants, shops and the ferry boat. Very well-maintained and clean apartment in a quiet complex. Can't fault it!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A perfect apartment for visiting Tavira

  • 5 of 5

A well presented 2 bed apartment which perfectly suited our needs. Spacious and modern - we found the apartment perfect for what we needed. Tavira is a charming town on the river which really comes to life at night. There is a good range of bars and restaurants and there seemed to be live music most nights. The regular ferry to the beach/island works very well and is well worth the 2 euros. We would happily come back to this apartment and Tavira.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Convenient position

  • 4 of 5

Apartment was lovely and there was everything you could wish for. One very minor comment, in that the bathroom was very dark. As a couple we would have liked two sets of keys as occasionally we go out separately. The swimming pool did not seem to be used, but the apartments are mainly residential. They are in the centre of the town so close to the cafes and restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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ver good

  • 4 of 5

The property was excellent with secure parking and close proximity to the town centre.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
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From the Owner

We enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and the tranquillity and unspoilt charm and the abundance of history which is evident. There is so much to do and see whether it is walking, visiting the castle and the many beautiful churches or just relaxing in the cafes and restaurants by the river. An ice cream in the beautiful shady gardens where the locals meet is often a relief. Many craft and cultural events are held all the year round with celebrities visiting from all over the world. Concerts are held in the churches as well especially in the winter time. The ferry boat by the river side takes you to the fantastic beach, cafes, and restaurants.This is where you can spend the whole day, the children love it especially the boat ride. It is a lovely town not spoilt by over development.

Activity and Interests


Tavira's beach is at Tavira Island which is found South of the city and is reached by ferry which departs from the city center (June to August) and from Quatro-Aguas. It's considered to be one of the best beaches in the Algarve Region, The Island belongs to the Ria Formosa Natural Reserve, which is popular it's birds and flamingos, a delight for bird lovers. The Ria Formosa continues both East and West of Tavira and provides some of the best wide sandy beaches in Europe and great seafood


Faro airport is only 35 km away and connected by the N125 or fast motorway A22. There are shuttle buses that run between Tavira and the airport should you not wish to hire a car. The train station is only 10 minutes walk away and buses run regularly along the Algarve.


The town ferry to the beach at Tavira Island is 3 minutes walk. Quatro Aguas ferry port is 20 minutes walk. Other world class beaches are between 8 to 20 km away.

Main Bars and restaurants are within 5 minutes walk.

Main daily food market is 3 minutes walk.

Grand Plaza shopping center with hypermarket is 3 minutes drive.

For children water parks and Zoo Marine are 45 minutes drive.

Spanish border is 25 km away and Seville is 170 km away


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 6
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 7
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 1
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 2
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 3
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 4
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £125

Booking Notes:
We will require a 25% booking deposit is required to secure the reservation with the balance payable 8 weeks prior to arrival. Payment can be made in pounds or Euro. A damages deposit of £125 or 172€ is required. This will be refunded following an inspection of the apartment to your specified account within 14 days of your departure.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are flexible. Normal check in time is 4pm and checkout time is 10am.

Notes on prices:
The rates shown are for up to 4 persons. The price includes cleaning before arrival and cleaning after departure for bookings of 7 or more days. Bookings under 7 days will incur an additional €65 cleaning charge. Clean bed linen and towels are also provided and will be changed during visits of more than 10 days. Travel Cots and High chairs can be provided at an additional cost – please ask for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 29-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

The queen sized bed in Tavira, especially in the hot weather, we havn't enough room at home. Both of our apartments are in the centre of town and everything you need is only a short walk away, the big fish and vegetable market, the super market and many small shops for your unexpected needs. Most of the cafes and restaurants are all within walking distance, some very close.You can do without a car, if you want to travel a little further the buses and trains offer a good service. The taxi rank is close.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Child's Highchair


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool


  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • town


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bath with shower, sink, wc, bidet and electric heater for winter warmth


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with super king size bed, air con, fitted wardrobes, and sliding doors with black out roller shutters to small rear terrace. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, air con, fitted wardrobes and window to rear with black out roller shutter


  • Golf ...
  • Garden


  • Notes on accommodation: Cots or high chairs can be provided at additional cost. No smoking is permitted within the apartment. Outside: The apartment has a small terrace at the entrance with space to sit or dine in the open air. The apartments surround a central communal landscaped cobbled garden. There swimming pool area is gated for safety and there is a small children's playground with a slide. Because the grounds are gated and secure children are safe to play freely within the development. There are folding seats and a lounger in the flat for use within the gardens or around the pool. There is a small balcony on the main bedroom. Car access to the development is via automatic gates (remote control will be supplied) and the garages are underground with lift access to the apartments. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The apartment will be cleaned and prepared for arrival, includes towels (not beach towels) and all linen. Stays for longer than 10 days will have a change of linen and towels.

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