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Apartment in Tavira town with large sunny balcony. Licensed 5122/AL.

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Apartment in Tavira town, East Algarve, Portugal. Walk to Bishops Square, Tavira town centre - Located in the heart of Tavira town near the ferry boats, the city restaurants and the Roman Bridge

This spacious apartment has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms plus a sitting room/study, and is set in a small apartment block in a quiet area in Tavira town centre. It has AIR CONDITIONING newly installed. Unlimited Internet access. Facing south, it is light and sunny with a 14 metre long balcony which has sun from early morning to late afternoon. The balcony is accessed from the lounge, kitchen, main bedroom and the study. It is ideally situated for those who don't want to hire a car, although there is plenty of free parking nearby. Less than a 5 minute walk into the town of Tavira through Bishops Square and down to the Roman Bridge and river front with it's cafes, bars, restaurants and shops. Very close to the local train station and famous Venezuela Bakery Cafe.

Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2017

About iris

We are a British couple who have lived and worked in the Algarve for many years. Our experience of the rental business is vast. We have managed many properties for friends over the years, and continue to do so.

This new venture is an opportunity for us to share our knowledge of the local town of Tavira and surrounding areas that can be reached on foot or by using public transport.

iris purchased this apartment in 2014

Why iris chose Tavira region

In 2014 we decided to buy an apartment in Tavira town centre as more and more visitors wanted to explore the area without having to hire a car.

We were lucky enough to find this treasure of an apartment which offers plenty of space and sunshine. Situated in a small apartment block in a good residential area with green spaces is also a bonus.

We love the fact we can walk everywhere e.g. the mini supermarket is 1 min walk away, the bakery and cafe are across the road, and one of many local restaurants is just around the corner. Everything you need, set in a lovely residential area yet within walking distance of the town.You really feel part of the local community.

What makes this apartment unique

Our guests can easily walk into the centre of town and find historical places of interest along the way, or can pop across the road to a wonderful local cafe/bakery offering fresh bread daily, and a huge selection of cakes and snacks. A local supermarket is just around the corner too.

Plenty of parking in the local streets and you can catch the local train from Porta Nova station which takes you west into Faro or east to the Portuguese/Spanish border town of Vila Real Sta. Antonio where you can catch the ferry to Ayamonte, Spain.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We had a lovely break and Tavira is a great town, full of history and interesting buildings. We could not find fault Bob and Iris`s apartment." Mr and Mrs C. from Somerset. April 2015
Oct 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Tavira in Algarve

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • river
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Bathroom 1. Bath with shower . Wash basin with cupboard under, W.C. Bidet. Wall mirror. Bathroom 2. Bath with shower. Wash Basin, W.C. Bidet. Wall mirror.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1. double bed, bedside cabinets, built in double wardrobes, Wall mirror. Ceiling fan. Patio doors to the balcony Bedroom 2. Twin beds, bedside cabinets, built in double wardrobes. Wall Mirror. Ceiling fan.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • restaurants
Notes on accommodation: The apartment is spacious and recently refurbished with comfortable fixtures and fittings. Has AIR CONDITIONING newly installed. It is has plenty of natural light from the balcony doors. Being in Tavira town centre , you can enjoy the city views across to the historical centre and surrounding area. Outside: The apartment has a private (14 m) long Balcony which has the sun from early morning to late afternoon. Patio furniture and shade provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen /: Bed linen supplied and changed every 7 days. 2 bath towels, 2 hand towels per person per week. Beach towels. Other: There is also a separate Sitting room/Study. 2 armchairs, Workstation, Book shelf. Patio doors to the Balcony. Safe Deposit box.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)


The most Perfect apparment in Tavira.

  • 5 of 5

Hello Bob and Iris .

Thank you verry much for our lovely stay in your spotles Appartment.

We have got a verry warm welkom and loved our stay In Tavira again.

We whil be back next year again.

Send our best wishes to Chris.

Best regards Hans & Mieke Mosk (Texel - Holland )

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Hans and Mieke, thank you for your lovely comments and quick response to write a review after your stay. We are so pleased you liked the apartment so much and really look forward to seeing you again next year, if not before! With all our best wishes from Iris, Bob and Chris.
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A wonderful winter escape

  • 4 of 5

It was reassuring to meet Bob and Iris on arrival and have them show us around their spacious apartment with the morning sunshine warming the long balcony on which we later ate our welcome pack baguette with a glass of the low alcohol wine, also generously provided by the hosts. The kitchen was well equipped which was great for us as we did prepare most meals during our near 5 week stay. It was frustrating that the sun dipped behind the roof line around 15.00 and then the further drop in temperature as the sun set around 17.00 took a bit of adjusting to - but it was a big improvement on January in Cumbria.

The location was ideal - overlooking the lovely Venezuela bakery/cafe with the train station just up the side road and a small supermarket along the busier road. It was also just a short walk to the town centre and plenty of restaurant options to try out but the best, Xico's, was in the next building!

We managed well enough without a car but hiring one is recommended if you want to see more of what the Eastern Algarve offers. We did hire bikes for 3 days and very much enjoyed our little journeys along the Ecovia and inland through the orange and almond groves. The municipal swimming pool was excellent and within easy walking distance.

This was our first winter escape and it surpassed our hopes and expectations. We soon relaxed and felt welcome everywhere we went. Who wouldn't enjoy sitting outside in the warm sunshine at this time of year, sipping excellent coffee and sampling the variety of cakes on offer at the Venezuela right opposite 'our' apartment?

We would highly recommend Bob and Iris's property to prospective guests reading this review. A special thanks to Chris for her exceptional logistical support and generous sharing of local knowledge.

Nigel & Christine

  • Review Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nigel and Christine for such an informative and glowing review about the accomodation, area, and the people involved in your holiday experience. I know the owners were delighted to meet you, and were thrilled with how you left the apartment in an immaculate state. I am sure future guests will find your comments extremely helpful. I know you would like to return as soon as possible, and hopefully you will see even more enhancements/additions to both the apartment and in and around Tavira as we thrive to attract our Winter visitors. We may even have a set of our own bicycles for your use next time you come to stay. It was lovely to meet you both and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Chris, Iris and Bob
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  • 5 of 5

Bob & Iris. We love Tavira, and our most recent visit was greatly enhanced by our stay in your conveniently situated, very comfortable apartment. You put so much thought into everything. The attention to detail and many “extras” personally provided were greatly appreciated. It was such a relaxing experience. Thanks also to Chris for the introduction and recommendation.

We look forward to returning in the not too distant future.

Fran & Laura

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you had such a good time and that you loved the apartment. I knew you would! Thanks for the lovely comments and hope to catch up with you next time. CHRIS
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  • 5 of 5

Thank you Iris for letting us use your apartment. We were very impressed with the apartment , its location and the furniture and fittings. Your welcome could not have been better and was greatly appreciated. We hope to return in 2017. Jan and David

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great apartment

  • 5 of 5

Everything about the booking worked very well, so thank you for that Mrs Chris. And thank you so much to Mr and Mrs Carter for a great warming welcome.

They met us by the arrival and showed us how it all worked in the apartment. So we were very confident about everything.

We were two couples and had our own bedroom and bathroom, so each couple had some privacy. It went great:0).

The location of the apatment was very near the citycenter, just 5-10 minuts walk and the property was very quiet.

I just have to mention, that there are only 1 aircondition which is in the livingroom and the apartment was very hot, as it is, in the sunnyside all day, otherwise we were very satisfied.

Tavira is a little pearl for those who needs to relax and who enjoys the beachlife. JUST GREAT!

Best regards from Denmark

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great family holiday in Tavira

  • 4 of 5

We found the property larger and more comfortable than we had expected.The meet and greet with Bob and Iris was easy to arrange and the apartment is not difficult to find. Comfortable bedrooms with ample storage, two bathrooms which is a great benefit. The kitchen is well equipped and has all you need for a home from home. The centre of Tavira is just a few minutes walk where you will find many restaurants to enjoy. The boat to Tavira Island beach is around 10- 15 minutes on foot and the cost of crossing is very cheap at €2 for an adult return. The beaches are long and sandy and you wil find more restaurants here too. Overall we had a great stay in Tavira and would not not hesitate to book this apartment again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring/Early Summer
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 8 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
9 Oct 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Spring/Early Summer
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A deposit of £ 150 which includes a security payment to be paid on booking This will be refunded in full at the end of your stay providing no damage has occurred.
The full amount payable within 4 weeks of your arrival. This can be paid in instalments if so wished.
Payment can be made by cheque or Bank Transfer (Any cost incurred on transaction must be borne by yourself.)
An extra charge of 30 euros per week is taken for Internet connection.
Air/con is included in the price
Changeover Day:
Change over day is flexible.
Admittance to the apartment after 14.00
Departure : No later that 11.00
Should we have no follow on guests it may be possible to arrive earlier or depart later than times stated.
Notes on prices:
Pricing is in Sterling but Euros will be accepted.
Long Winter rates are available - October through to February - Reduced rates negotiable, please contact us for more information.
Unlimited Internet access weekly charge 30 Euros
Air/con is included in the price

The full amount payable within 4 weeks of your arrival. This can be paid in instalments if so wished.
Payment can be made by cheque or Bank Transfer (Any cost incurred on transaction must be borne by yourself.)
A refundable deposit of £150 is payable on booking and is returned at the end of your stay subject to no damage .

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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