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Bedrooms 4
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Holiday home private pool air condition Tavira town near golf and beach sleeps 8

The song of swallows will greet you in the morning!

Welcome to 'Andorina casa'.

Family friendly detached home located in a quiet Portuguese residential area, private pool and enjoying amazing panoramic sea views.

All the magic of Taviras' old riverside town only 15 minutes walk. The villa provides a perfect retreat for families, couples and groups of up to eight people. It is located conveniently for public transport, supermarket, shopping, cinema, restaurants and beautiful white sandy beaches.

The villa occupies approximately 250 m2. All rooms are air-conditioned/heating, unlimited wireless internet access included. Four generously appointed double bedrooms.

The light and breezy bedrooms are furnished simply. Each room has mosquito door and windows screens that allows for enjoying the sea breeze, all bedroom has air-condition with two king size beds, one double and two single beds, table lamps and large wardrobes. Two en-suite bedrooms. The twin bedroom has a flat screen TV.

The cosy living room has big deep sumptuous leather sofas, extendable dining table for 8 people, flat screen TV with HDMI connections and wood burner for the cooler months of the year. It has floor to ceiling windows that truly captures the breath taking views. Surrounded by ample terraces on both floors affording great views. Leading from the lounge is our wonderful fully fitted kitchen enjoying the surrounding landscape and sea views making a truly outstanding back drop.

Our large south facing terrace has the sun all day...Perfect place for breakfast through to dinner, reading or just relaxing soaking up the sun and listening to the birds.

Our home offers indoor and outdoor dining experience to be enjoyed in comfort and style. Indoor, guest can choose to close the doors and enjoy a cooking experience the conventional way in our modern kitchen or alfresco dining outdoor using the coal bar-bar-que, cooking up some treats.

Splash in the pool or chill under the gazebo..Equipped with 8 sun loungers, tables, chairs and an external mosaic shower beside the pool. The pool is maintained regularly during the summer and once a week during the rest of the year by a competent and reliable professional.

The front gated garden is filled with tropical plants and flowers.

Parking for 4 cars on the drive or front bay.

The rental price includes linen, towels, electrics, air-condition, wi-fi, high chair and cot.

A security safe has been installed in the property should you wish to use it.

Food is one of Tavira strengths. We are lucky to have several good local restaurants nearby, frequented by locals. you will be spoilt for choice with numerous cafes and restaurants offering an array of traditional dishes.

There are excellent golf courses within 10-15 minutes drive from the accommodation. The closest are Benamour and quinta de Ria.

A car is not necessary as you can walk to all the shops, restaurant, bars etc Local buses and taxis are inexpensive.

Tavira beaches make up part of the nature reserve of the Ria Formosa. Ria Formosa is an unspoilt protected area for nature lovers, a paradise for bird watchers and walkers. This unique lagoon system with salt pans stretching along the Eastern Algarve from Faro to Cacela Velha.

In the summer Tavira has several festivals of live music, street theatre and open air concerts.

Arrivals are flexible, checking time is 15.00 and departure is 11.00 unless otherwise arranged. We provide linen and towel change every 7 days. However more changes and cleaning can be requested and paid for separately. Water, wine and toilet paper will be provided on arrival.

We ensure a reliable service from our management team from your arrival to your departure

More Details

Fay Clarke
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2017

About Fay Clarke

We have always loved travelling to Portugal and fell in love with a small fishing town in the Algarve called Tavira. We love Tavira for its rustic charm and unique qualities. It has a laid back atmosphere and a simple lifestyle. Taking the boat to Tavira island beach is the highlight for our friends and family. We had the opportunity to buy our first property in Tavira 2005 and have been spending time as well as renting to holiday makers. My family and I spend the winter months here when the villa is free which means it is well maintained and offers a comfortable holiday setting.

Why Fay Clarke chose Tavira region

The views are simply superb from all the rooms. The property is built on a slight hill with far reaching views in a quiet neighbourhood. We love sitting on the terrace, great for breakfast, lunch, dinner or simply enjoying a glass of vino and listening to the swallows or gazing at the sea view. The property also has the important quality for us that we can walk into town centre within minutes. The house is full of character, bright and spacious. We have named it 'Andorinha casa' ( Andorinha is the Portuguese name for swallow).

What makes this villa unique

Elevated house with great sea views, a few minutes walk into the historic town centre of Tavira. Faro Airport is just 35 minutes drive to the villa...The nearest supermarket is approximately 10 minutes walk. There is a medical centre 15 minutes walk from the property which opens from 8-until midnight. Our villa faces south with fantastic views of the sea from all the room terraces. Traditional terracotta tiled flooring throughout with insects screens on each door and window. We can drive to Spain in 30 minutes.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just coming to the end of a weeks stay in this beautiful 4 bed villa.

Great views, gentle 20 minute walk to the old unspoilt town of Tevira, would recommend this place to anyone looking for a great family base.

Oct 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Tavira in Tavira

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • resort
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Pool shower outside - Outdoor Shower , By the pool
  • One en-suite shower room. One en suite with bath, sink, bidet, toilet and shower. One ground floor shower room. All include shower, wash basin,bidet and sink.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Ground floor,garden views, air-con, fly screen, wardrobes
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , En-suite, fly screen, terrace, seaview & air/con, wardrobes
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Large room, pool view, fly screen, air-con, flat screen TV,
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , En-suite master bedroom, terrace, seaviews, flyscreen aircon
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps from 2- 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 and 2 with king sized bed, built in wardrobes, en suite shower room and south facing sea views. Bedroom 3 with comfortable double bed, built in large wardrobes and adjacent shower room. Bedroom 4 with two single beds and separate toilet and shower room. Double bedroom with two single beds and flat screen TV
  • Books ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Travel cot and high chair are available for your use at no extra charge We have installed a security safe should you wish to use it. Outdoor furniture and 8 loungers table and chairs, bar be que Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included, cleaned and changed every 7 days Other: Outside illuminated pool with dining, 'chill out' area and Bar-Be--que. All south facing and private. Directions and contact details will be emailed before your arrival or can be found in our hospitality section. Our management representative will meet you with the keys and help you with any questions.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

average rating of 4.875 based on 11 reviews

Perfect holiday destination for a peaceful relaxing time.

  • 5 of 5

It is the perfect property for a family of 8.my niece and nephew loved the swimming pool much that it was was a struggle to get them out of it each day.the view at night time was very nice indeed.the bbq area beside the pool was perfect for lounging and entertaining.inside the house we had all the facilities that we could of possibly needed.i would highly recommend this property to anyone looking to travel to Tavira.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your positive review. We value your feedback and happy that you and your family enjoyed staying at our home.
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Lovely villa in beautiful unspoilt location

  • 5 of 5

The villa was very spacious and the rooms beautifully decorated and furnished. Air conditioning in all rooms was very welcome. Villa was clean and regularly serviced (both pool and linen.) The location was in a quiet residential area. Supermarkets were approx. 15 minutes walk from the villa. Main attractions in Tavira are approx 25 minutes walk from the villa. Owners are very easy to communicate with and were extremely accommodating with arrival and departure arrangements. Welcoming and very reasonably priced local bar and also small restaurant (Bulgarian woman owner) about 15 minutes walk from villa.Lovely friendly staff at the Black Anchor in Tavira. Serving delicious food at a very resonable price - highly recommended.

Tavira itself is unspoilt and a delight to walk around. Would love to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time in making this informative review. We appreciate your lovely comments and glad to know that you enjoyed your time in Tavira. We look forward to welcoming back.
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An excellent villa

  • 5 of 5

we stayed here with 2 adults and 5 children it is a great villa which was very tidy. With a lovely pool which the kids spent lots of time in. It is a 2 minute drive the supermaket which was great and had everything. this is a great villa and perhaps we will return

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your time in writing this review. Your comments are much appreciated.
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Lovely spacious property with great view

  • 4 of 5

The property has spacious rooms and is well equipped. The outside space is equally good - big balconies and a large terrace with a swimming pool. The villa is in a suburban development which is a very nice area and we found it easy to walk into the centre of Tavira with shops, bars and restaurants all within walking distance. We did not hire a car and found it easy to use local train and bus services to explore the local area e.g. Santa Luzia, Olhao. It is worth going to Ilha de Tavira for the beaches and the seafood restaurants. A really enjoyable relaxing holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. We appreciate your valid comments and look forward to having you stay with us again.
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Impressive house in great location

  • 5 of 5

After a short drive from the airport we arrived at the impressive property in Tavira, we were very happy. The location is peaceful and the locals are friendly, with the town centre only a pleasant walk away .

The property is spacious all rooms are of good proportions and very well furnished, with a well equipped kitchen containing everything we needed. The on-suite bedrooms with wonderful views of the countryside and sea, are luxuriously decorated with quality furnishings and Portuguese charm and character.

We also enjoyed lounging in the gardens and large outside area’s, with the private pool too it was a delight.

We would not hesitate to recommend this holiday home, which is very comfortable, stylish and a great place to relax, but still close to all local amenities. We will be back !

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Sue Thank you for your rich and thoughtful review and for choosing our villa. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay in our home. It makes it all worthwhile to get such a good feedback. It was a pleasure having you both as our guest. Looking forward to see you again. Regards Fay and Mark
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Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

My 2 sisters and myself wanted to come to Tavira to spend some time with our cousin, who has a house there. Luckily she knew of Tavira Gardens and when we looked at the details, it looked just the ticket. We were not disappointed when we saw the villa, which is very comfortable with lots of room. There are gardens/patio to the front and rear with exotic (to us!) plants and BBQ facilities. Immediately across the road is a pool and restaurant. It was a bit too cool in April for us to be swimming, but the restaurant was much appreciated. The villa is in a quiet area within a small development.

Although we hired a car we could also walk into Tavira. It took about 15 minutes and if we were tired we got the tuktuk back. Tavira is a wonderful place for pottering, attractive architecture with lots of history, great craft shops and lovely riverside cafes. Generally we spent the mornings there and in the afternoons our cousin took us to different coastal areas - there are many interesting and different ones to explore within easy reach.

It was very relaxing to have the villa to return to when we needed to recharge our batteries. We had so much more space and privacy than in a hotel for all our chatting and laughing.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Stephanie First and foremost, thank you for choosing our villa for your holiday in Tavira. This review is referring to our other villa in Tavira gardens. It was a pleasure to read your glowing review and to know you had a comfortable stay. We do appreciate you taking time to share your experience. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Thanking you once again. Best regards Fay Clarke
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Salinas de Santa Luzia
Mercado Municipal de Tavira
"Great market with locally sourced fruits, vegetable, fish and meat"
Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Faro airport and is 35 minutes drive to Tavira
Car: not necessary

Click the google link below and to check the property and area. It is an old photograph of the property.


Special interest holidays:

Bird watching in the Ria Formosa national park

Golfing, Horse riding, Walking, Cycling, Swimming, Fishing, Surfing are just a few activities in Tavira.

The nearest beach is a 25 minutes walk or 5 minutes drive at 'Forte Rato' beach, it is a small beach inlet where you can swim and sun bathe away from the crowd. There is also a delightful beach island that is only a 5 minutes boat ride from one of the regular ferry rides from Tavira town centre or you can take the quaint tourist train.

Water parks, zoo and Vilamoura marina is 45 minutes drive. The nearest golf course Benamour is 5 minutes drive.


Approximately 35 minutes from Faro airport by car

2 km into Tavira town centre from the villa

It is approximately 10 minutes walk to nearest supermarket, cafe and bank cash machine. We live here a few months of the year and have an excellent knowledge of all the best local places to visit and eat at. We provide this guide online to all our clients so they can get the very best out of their stay.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Tavira, Algarve

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer Season
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter season
1 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Winter season
23 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Winter season
3 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Spring season
1 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Summer season
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer season
1 Jul 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer season
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn season
1 Nov 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Winter season
20 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking terms and conditions:

Long term letting from November to March - minimum long term letting is 4 weeks at a discount. (Please contact the owner for more details). We kindly request 25% non-refundable deposit on reservation, balance payable 8 weeks prior to arrival, together with £250 fully refundable deposit. This deposit is refundable up to 7-10 days after your stay provided the following provisions are met:
1.No damage or loss is done to the property or contents
2.No linens are lost or damage
3.All keys are returned
4.No excessive cleaning
5.Remote controls are not damage or lost
6.All rubbished are discarded and soiled dishes and pans are washed before departure
7.No charges are incurred due to pets or extra guest staying without the owners permission
8.All charges for requested jobs accrued during your stay ie maid service are paid before departure
9.No guest has to be evicted by our management, owner or the local law enforcement

Please note that all bank charges and fees with money transfer are payable by the holiday maker.

Changeover Day:
Arrival and departure dates are fully flexible. Normally access is from 15.30 and departure is usually about 10.30 am. We can be flexible on check in/check out times..Please ask
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. For long term rentals of 4 weeks or more we can offer a discount. Please contact the owner.

The use of gas, water, electric and air-conditioning are included within the rental price (excluding long term rentals)

Towel/linen change and cleaning every 7 days, more changes and cleaning can be requested. The agent will charge the guest directly for this service.
Arrivals after 18.00 hrs and at weekends attracts a fee of £20, this is deducted from your damage deposit.
Please email flight details once reservation is confirmed
A discretionary 10% is given on returning guests
One cot and one high is provided at no extra charge

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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