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LOVELY LUXURY APT 2-bed-2bath, Beach, WiFi, Pool & SnackBar, (Monday-Monday)

Bedrooms 2
Space 957 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Apartment - Beautiful, 3-min Walk To Beach & Promenade, Aircon, Ground Floor, Children & Pets, Welcome GOLF

ONLY 300 Meters to Cabanas village and Ria Formosa promenade with shops, bars, restuarants, boat tours and daily fish/fruit markets.

This beautiful and tastfully decorated (Portuguese Art Deco & IKEA) ground floor apartment has a wee grass garden and is filled with natural sunlight, taking advantage of the bright warm Mediterranean weather. The garden is surrounded by a hedge and catches the last rays of the afternoon sun. There is a BBQ and table with chairs.

Inside the beds are comfortable and kitchen fully stocked with modern equipment: cutting board, toaster, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, mixers, coffee units both plunger and French stove top, tea pots etc. The kitchen can be closed off from the lounge/diner and has a glass door which opens to 3-steps down to the garden. There is a toddler/pet safety gate across this door as well.

Both East facing bedrooms and the lounge/dining have independent air-conditioning (& heating in winter) units. The Master bedroom has large windows, double bed, reading lamps, hair dryer and is en-suite with shower plus WC, the 'twin' bedroom has 2-single beds, large windows. Directly outside this bedroom is the family bathroom with bathtub, WC and Bidet. The West facing open plan lounge/dining room, with large windows includes table with seating for six, a couch which folds down into a double bed and two Art Deco arm chairs.

The apartment has Internet access, a Smart LG TV with USB port and a 5-CD Stereo.

We provide beach towels, water boards, some toys, English 'summer' books, beach umbrella, wind break, sand chairs, and shopping/beach trolley. We also can provide a cot, stoller and high chair upon request. We also have two dedicated pool-side lounge chairs with umbrella, so no waiting for a chair to sunbath in the summer months.

The complex is mature, modest and clean. It's located in a picturesque neighborhood with lovely old Portuguese homes and gracious Palm trees, nearby is an active farm and from the apartment door within 50m there are endless walk/bike trails through Almond, Carob and Orange orchards and along the sea. The cacophony of birdsong every morning is splendid and uplifting; it DOES include the crowing of a VERY happy-don't-care-what-time-it-is, 'stewing' rooster from the farm.

We have two saltwater pools one is ashallow 'kiddie' pool. They are located about 70m behind the apartment. There is free WiFi at the pool area, lounges and umbrellas. During the summer season our private pool-side 'Snack Bar', serves hot food, (delicious burgers) salads, chips, snacks, ice cream, beer on Tap and amazing cocktails: Mojitos with fresh crushed mint...mmmmmm.

It's only a slow 3-4 minute walk to the promenade of the quaint fishing village of 'Cabanas' with shops, all categories of restaurants, grocery store(s), bakery and daily fresh fish and vegetable market.

The Boat-taxi takes you across the lagoon to the dazzling blue sea endless, white, sandy beaches. The beach here is classed as an 'Accessible Beach' and is supervised as well as having places to eat and drink. Praia de Cabanas (beach) with own restaurant & bar,showers and toilet facilities, sunshades to rent and water sports such as windsurfing, sailing and jet-skiing and is supervised during the 'beach season'. From Cabanas there are several boar tour operators for wildlife tours of the famouse Rio Formosa wetlands area or ope sea dolphin watching or tours along the stunning coastline.

World class GOLF is 2km from the apartment and within 15km there a several award winning golf courses. FISHING: Deep sea and surf fishing guides, boats and equipment can be hired in Cabanas.

There are many attractions in the Algarve region, boat trips, Marine Zoo, slide Park and most offer both pick-up and drop-off in Cabanas.

The Cabanas working fishing fleet brings in fresh fish and octopus daily and on low tides folks dig for clams which are served later in your delicious restaurant meal. There are cute shops, daily market, butcher, bakery, restaurants, cafes, car, water-sport equipment and bike rental. There are also a couple of hoppin' nightclubs with dancing and a very cool Sports Bar with a popular karaoke night!

The train station is about 1km from the apartment from where you can ride to the Spanish border and take a ferry to Spain or the ride the other direction and spend the day in beautiful ancient Tavira, with its 2000 year old slat flats and 28 churches with an incredible mix of architecture from the Moors, Spaniards and Phoenicians. Tavira is also one of the eight UNESCO appointed locations representing the thousands of years old healthy "Mediterranean Diet'.


NOTE: electricity, water and Internet access are only included for bookings within the dates: 7th June to 1st October. From the 2nd October to 6th of June electricity, water and Internet used is charged in addition to the letting fee.

This is a beautiful place, not as built up as the Western Algarve...more quiet, more restful, no need for a car...just sit back, relax, breathe deep, let the sun warm your bones and enjoy your holiday.

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Registration Number : Nº 41340/AL

Member since: 2015
Speaks English, German
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Calendar last updated:
13 June, 2018

Why Heather chose Cabanas de Tavira

Beauty, Peace, Rest

Dry winter warmth



Miles of white, sandy beaches

Walk to beachfront, a conversation 'n a pint

Affordable, amazing delicious food

The "Mediterranean Diet"

Friendly Portuguese people

Complex surrounded by orange and almond groves

Cabanas is a real fishing village with a relaxed pace of life

Miles of interesting walk/bike trails from the front door

Close to airport and train station

GOLF and Waters SPORTS

Most folks speak a wee bit of English

What makes this apartment unique

A cool evening breeze blows through after the hottest day

BOTH bedrooms AND the dining room/lounge are air-conditioned

Walk....stroll to the beach and shops, no car needed

Walk to some really amazing places to eat

The kitchen steps down to a wee hedged garden, with BBQ and large umbrella

The double-bed is like sleeping on clouds

Morning light pours into the bedrooms

Sunsets across the lounge/dining room

Our pools are saltwater, no chlorine

ANd I personally love slipping to the pool with the morning paper and have a coffee after a quick swim ...and yes again in the late afternoon for quiet cocktail while the kids's just nice!

Guestbook comments from the owner

I stayed at the apartment with my two young daughters (under 5 years of age) for a week. We arrived quite late, exhausted due to flight problems; the owners came and greeted us in person. To our total surprise, there was a basket of oranges, milk, coffee, tea, bread, butter and a bottle of wine in fridge. The owners were very thoughtful and helpful. As it was our first time to Portugal it made the holiday go smoother. The apartment was spotless, everything worked. With two small children being on the ground floor was much better the hauling everything up and down a flight of stairs. We'll come back and stay longer. Heather Graesch from California

My wife and I stayed in the apartment for four days. It was very clean, beds comfortable and we loved the birds singing each morning. The Welcome Book was a big help with maps of bike trails and restaurant reviews. I like to read and for once there were enough reading lights in a holiday-let! I recommend this apartment. Mr. and Mrs Renfro Hamilton
Mar 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Cabanas de Tavira in Municipality of Tavira

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 957 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , this is en-suite master bathroom
  • Family bathroom: tiled, shower over bathtub, bidet, W/C, sink En-suite Master bathroom: tiled, shower, W/C, sink
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 double bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1st bedroom, en-suite, double bed, morning light, reading lamps, integrated closets, remote control air-conditioning 2nd Bedroom two single beds, reading lamp, morning light, closets, remote control air-conditioning Couch folds open into double bed this is a Hide-a-bed Sofa in the lounge
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Outside:The bijou front garden is enclosed by a hedge and includes a table with 2 benches, a briquette BBQ, tilting fixed umbrella & 2 garden chairs. The kitchen steps directly down into the garden. The shared pool area is lovely and sunny with plenty of lounge chairs, umbrellas and free WiFi. It's saltwater pool (much easier on skin, hair and eyes then chlorine), a shallow kiddies pool. The poolside Snack Bar is open seasonally. There is no need for a car, there are local taxis, buses and train station is only 11-15 min. walk. There is a large shopping mall within 5 mins drive in Tavira. Tavira is lovely, ancient w/strong Moorish influence. A blues/jazz bar or the seductive laments of Fado music can be heard most evenings. Spain is 15-mins drive away. Seville is 90-mins drive where you will find Isla Magica Theme Park. 35-min the other direction is the fabulous Aquashow Family Park slides, pools, waves, exotic birds and Europe’s biggest watercoaster, 23,5 meters high! Utility Room: Utility 'area' vs room, Iron, ironing board, Vacuum cleaner, broom, dustpan, mop, bucket, cleaning agents (Jif, Windex etc.) beach umbrella, shopping/ beach trolley, beach towels. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen, towels included + 4-beach towels, a mandatory cleaning is required every 7-days for multi-week lettings, cost 45-euros cleaning. Extra linen, towels and cleaning can be hired. Other: Clothes line, BBQ, outdoor table and umbrella, shopping and/or beach trolley,


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Excellent property

  • 5 of 5

This property is exactly as described and is presented in spotless condition. The owners Deborah and Pat were wonderful to deal with from start to finish and provided a lovely welcome pack with some local delicacies and a few essentials. The pool area is nice and has free wifi and a pool bar serving cold beer, nice cocktails and some basic food.

Our kids (then aged 7 and 8) loved the entire complex and made plenty of friends for the 2 weeks we were there. The also loved the wifi in the apartment which meant they could watch Netflix!

The village of Cabanas is a few minutes walk and is a gem. It is very family friendly with plenty of well priced restaurants. The beach was gorgeous and a 2 minute boat ride from the jetty at the end of the road the apartment is on.

It difficult to think of anything negative to say about the property. If I was to suggest any changes it would be to upgrade the garden furniture where we enjoyed our meals and perhaps suggest a better barbeque with a lid. We loved it so much we booked it again for our 2017 holiday which is really the best recommendation I can give it. Thanks Deborah and Pat for the hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow thank you for such a fine review!!! Each year we try to improve some feature for the property. A new set of garden furniture is on our list for this year. We gave the interior a refresh of paint, added a larger Italian stove top coffee pot, We'll look at a better BBQ as the one we have now is indeed a bit meager. This year we are gathering coupon discounts from local cafes and major attractions for our guests which will be available within the new Welcome Book. We look forward to seeing your family again this summer!
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Comfortable, homely and very convenient apartment

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was exactly as described and after spending time there I was compelled to extend my stay there by more than a month.

Deborah and Pat were excellent hosts and communicated promptly despite being extremely busy.

Cabanas and the surrounding area are a little jewel and I shall certainly be visiting again. One reason for choosing this apartment was the excellent transport availability making car rental unnecessary. The apartment definitely had everything to allow for a great holiday and having stayed there for over two months I think I tested everything!

It is definitely my intention to head back shortly and if Deborah and Pat have availability I would have no hesitation to rebook with them.

Thank you Deborah n Pat

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Well, from the minute I emailed to enquire about the accommodation, everything went like clockwork. The enquiry/booking process was seamless and Betsy could not have been more helpful or responsive - regularly communicating with updates and more information to aid our planning (& during our stay). Betsy and Pat also went above and beyond by offering to pick us up from the airport due to a late flight (and not knowing where we were going!). The flight was delayed yet they were still there waiting for us at gone midnight - thank you sooo much! On arrival we were shown around the apartment and we were also provided with a generous welcome pack of wine/cheese/milk etc and all the essentials to get our holiday started (we felt this was a lovely touch and beyond our expectations). The apartment was tidy and well equipped with everything we needed and with lots of little extras such as BBQ and coals/firelighters / beach towels / trolley and equipment etc. The Information pack was also really useful and had details on everything from pool access to restaurant reviews / tour information etc. The apartment was situated in a quiet complex, felt safe and secure and had a lovely little garden which has the sun from afternoon to evening. The pool is a 2 minute walk and had a lovely atmosphere, relaxed, and well designed so that it felt quiet even when there were families around the poolside. The water quality was excellent in particular. There was also a pool bar serving snacks / drinks (cocktails!) and with very friendly staff. The location of the apartment is perfect - easily accessible to the beautiful fishing village (5 minutes walk) and to the boardwalk, beach (by water taxi!), restaurants, supermarkets and even the train station, should you want to explore further afield. This holiday was about relaxing for us - and it was perfect. We are planning on coming back with our family to explore further and enjoy again this idyllic location (the beach is to die for and goes on for miles if you want total seclusion!). Thank you again to Betsy and Pat - you were stars!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were wonderful guests, thank you for such a nice review and for choosing our wee apartment out of the thousands available in the Algarve. Thank you also for the wine and card AND, AND, AND for leaving the place as clean as my own mother would have done. Each year we try to upgrade the place a bit for our guests, this year was the installation of WiFi and a Smart LG TV. Next year we plan fresh paint, bedside rugs (for winter tozies) new garden furniture and maybe an under counter freezer (in August my kingdom for ice in my drink!). We are seriously considering your suggestion of taking out the shower box in the ensuite bathroom and creating a shower 'room', pouring over plans while sitting under air-con, will hit 42C today, 7th Sept, OMG. See you all during the coming year.
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An ideal getaway for a couple!

  • 5 of 5

The fact that we decided to undertake a return visit to this fantastically well-appointed apartment, speaks volumes in itself. However this time we had embarked on a rare holiday experience - as a couple! Any guilt we experienced about leaving the children at home for the week soon evaporated as we relaxed into our time in Cabanas de Tavira. We were warmly greeted by the apartment’s amazingly kind and friendly owners, and soon made our way to the adjacent pool complex for cocktails, which was sublimely quiet and serene given the timing of our trip at the end of September. The apartment was incredibly clean and comfortable, and we benefited once more from its close proximity to a great bakery and wonderful cafes and restaurants, not to mention being just a few minutes’ walk to the water taxi which carries you to the most stunning beach. As much as we had enjoyed our family holiday with the children earlier in the year (and the town warmly welcomes children in all of its eateries), it was truly lovely to indulge ourselves in some grown-up time together with late evening strolls along the promenade and drinks in some of the town’s many friendly bars. We can’t wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. I can't believe that you are coming all the way from Scotland for the THIRD time at the end of this month (September) 2016. We welcome you back anytime and look forward your visit!
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Lovely quiet place for a small family!

  • 5 of 5

Betsy's apartment is perfect for a small family: it has all we need, and as a plus they have beach towels, beach toys, sun umbrella...No need to worry about that. Debbie and Pat were really welcoming and friendly. Although we have been in Cabanas before, they gave us lots of new tips about the town, they were really useful.

The welcome basket was delicious!

All was working perfectly as described!

Thank you Debbie and Pat!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Teresa thank you for the kind review. Your family was a joy to have as our guests and we welcome you back anytime!
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Amazing home away from home in an amazing location

  • 5 of 5

Amazing apartment with amazing facilities that's only a few minutes walk away from the local beach,shops,restaurants and bars. The beautiful, spacious and clean apartment was equipped for every eventuality, from every beach equipment you can think of, iron, towels, books, kitchen appliances and more!!! Couldn't have asked for a better 'home' for our holiday! The owners were friendly, helpful and very funny and made us feel so welcome with a very warm welcome and basket full of local goodies!! It was super easy to leave the place 'clean as we found it' as was requested when we rented the apartment. We would 100% recommended this apartment and we will definitely be returning in the future. Diolch yn fawr iawn o'r teulu Gymraeg.

(massive thank you from the Welsh family)

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and we really enjoyed you and your extended family.... I never laughed so hard as I did watching the What's App video of your Mother laugh after your Dad's unfortunate plastic chair incident at the apartment. Come on back anytime!
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
300 meters
Nearest Ferry
17.2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2.5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
300 meters
Car: not necessary


A boat transfer (for 1 euro) can be taken to the unspoiled island beach which boasts its own bar/restaurant/changing facilities, sun lounges and umbrellas. No dogs are allowed on the water taxi.


How to get there

Faro airport is 39km (30 – 40 minutes) from Cabanas. Further away, Seville (1 hour 40 minutes) offers an alternative airport. With the beach (and Benamor golf club) so close, a car is only necessary to access more beaches, shops and golf clubs further afield. Railway station is 15 minutes walk away: Trains go from here to Faro and further such as Lisbon.

Distances Nearby towns include the historical town of Tavira (7 Kilometers),

Further Details:

We have a list of restaurants, local points of interest and other entertainments for kids and grownups in our "Welcome Book". There are truly exceptional Golf courses within a couple of km of the apartment. We are foodies and have spent time searching for and eating authentic regional foods that are delicious and affordable. Portugal is a dedicated UNESCO 'Mediterranean Diet' area, this diet is key to the healthy stature of the local population and consists of eating seasonally in a relaxed, friendly way: fresh baked breads, fish, olive oil, fruit, vegetables, herbs, legumes all from this region.

Rosalia's Cafe serves a full lunch, olives n bread, wine or beer, large homemade main dish maybe fresh caught grilled fish or Nana's Fava bean, Pork n clam stew YUMMY and local coffee for only 7 euros. She's within walking distance but not on the water or promenade hence the price.

There is WiFi at the pool if you want to Google-Map one of the restaurants in our book. More in this section later......

Yes there are also amazing high end restaurants here in Cabanas, Tavira and the area and we have a list of these too.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Cabanas de Tavira, Algarve

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
4 Jun 2018 - 25 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 Jun 2018 - 30 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Monday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
31 Jul 2018 - 17 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Monday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
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Changeover Day: Monday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £174.79
Pet Fee £26.22

Booking Notes:
**During Summer high season we rent Saturday to Saturday. A Reservation Depoist of 200 Euros is required to secure the booking. The refundable Reservation Deposit converts into a Security Deposit (when we giive you the keys) to cover any major breakages or excessive cleaning which may be deducted from this Deposit. The Letting Fee is payable in full 8-weeks prior to arrival and can be split into two equal payments by agreement. We advise guests to cover risk of cancellation within their own holiday insurance.
Changeover Day:
Change over day is SATURDAY Exit time CHECK IN between 15h00-20h00hrs, CHECK OUT 10h00in the high season (1 June-15 September) and can be flexible in the other seasons

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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