Beautiful Flat in Tavira Old Town

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Rua de São Pedro, Tavira, Faro District 8800, Portugal

The Space

Beautiful Apartment in Tavira Old Town. Situated in a Great Location with Stunning Views over Tavira and the Ria Formosa
Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms)

This lovely, spacious and well equipped apartment sleeps 4/5. A large private roof terrace overlooks the beautiful old town of Tavira and the Ria Formosa national park. The vast golden sand beach of Tavira Island, with restaurants, and excellent facilities is a pleasant 20 minute ferry ride from the centre of the town. A short walk away to the historic city centre of Tavira with some of the most beautiful churches in the Algarve, to the traditional fish and vegetable market.

Bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - orthopedic double bed with built-in wardrobes.
Bedroom 2 - magnetic orthopedic double bed with desk (not adviced for pacemakers users).
Possibility to have an additional single bed in this room.
Very quiet bedrooms with blackout shutters.

Bathrooms: Fully tilled family bathroom with bath with shower over, washbasin over vanity unit with iluminated mirror, bidet and wc.

Kitchen: Large dining kitchen fitted with all modern appliances including washing machine, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, oven, hob, microwave, expresso machine, table and chairs. Ample storage space and work areas. Small balcony off the kitchen with clothes airyer.

Living Rooms: Large living room fitted with dining table and 8 chairs, corner sofa, air-conditioned and South east balcony. There is also cable TV, Video/DVD player, Games console and sound system. A large selection of videos, DVDs, CDs and English books available.

Other: Secure building with videophone entry in the entrance lobby. Large hall with fitted wardrobes, doors leading to all rooms and double glass doors leading to lounge diner.

South facing 25 sq.m. rooftop terrace ideal for all day sunbathing and barbeques with delightful views towards the sea, mountain and over Tavira old town, equipped with a metal gazebo, garden table and chairs, sun loungers, mains water and electric point.

Cleaning/towels/linen/maid service: Towels and linen are provided, although guests should bring their own beach towels. The property is cleaned on each changeover, but if weekly cleaning is required this can be arranged.

Amenities/Facilities: hob/stove oven fridge/freezer microwave dishwasher washing machine iron/ironing board cable tv air conditioning in livingroom room fans

There is easy access from Tavira by ferry to the miles of sandy and safe beaches on Tavira Island. Santa Luzia village 5 minutes drive from Tavira has a beautiful beach called Barril which is situated in the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve and is easily reached by a small train from Pedras Del Rei. Other nearby beaches include Manta Rota, Fuzeta and Monte Gordo. Golden sandy beaches.

The apartment is situated near to 3 excellent golf courses within a 4-8km distance: Benamor 18 holes, Quinta da Ria and Quinta da Cima 18 holes each in a superb location.

Tavira is about 35kms from Faro airport and there is an excellent taxi, train or bus service. There are comfortable and reliable train and bus services to most points in the Algarve. Car hire is therefore, not essential.

Tavira town centre is within easy walking distance. The Spanish border is a 20km drive away, passing the hilltop village of Castro Marim with its well preserved Castle and 17th Century Fort. Faro is half an hour's drive away, has a large hypermarket 12 screen cinema and shopping complex. The historic city of Seville is 2 hours by car.

Further details
Tavira is an attractive and historic town where River Gilao runs through the centre of the town and is spanned by four bridges including the historic Roman bridge. There are a number of attractive churches, and you can climb up to the remains of the castle and view the town from the its ancient walls, 18th century buildings and a local market. The local fishing boats still supply the town's restaurants and the harbour provides an interesting backdrop to the town.
Tavira has a traditional Portuguese atmosphere and offers a wide range of restaurants, including excellent sea food, bars and shops. The Ria Formosa Natural Park is a haven for over 30,000 migratory birds and has an interesting self guided nature trail.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Monthly Price: $1297 /month
Security Deposit: $173
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Conveniently located, in a safe area, quiet, outdoor patio, plenty of kitchen space and cheap. This flat is about 200 yards to the train station. Don’t worry: Although a train crossing bell rings intermittently, you can’t hear it. A Lidl grocery store is about 300 yards away and, if you have a car, the ramp to the main highway slicing through the southern portion of Portugal (again, no worries, you can’t hear the highway traffic) is less than a five-minute drive.

    If you’re indecisive and spend countless hours mulling over Air BnB locations, just stick with this place. In my time in Tavira I realized that there isn’t much of a distinction between good, really good and great places. For what it’s worth, this place has everything you’d need to comfortably house at least one couple (two if necessary) for at least 10 days.

    The owner has left behind a resourceful and personalized guidebook. Use it. The owner has also left behind a stereo with a trove of trashy 80’s music and Latino pop hits. I’ve never understood Europeans taste in music.

    January 2014
  • The flat we stayed in Tavira is spacious and very well equipped with all you could have in your own house!
    It's well located too, few minutes walk by city centre or supermarket.

    We had problem with communication, we wrote e-mails or sms from ten days to the day before the arrival without answers until few hours from Tavira's and finally we didn't find the person with keys appartment...

    August 2013
  • Spacious, clean and quiet apartment with great roof terrace two flights up. Nice ten minute walk in to the centre of Faro and nearby large supermarket (Lidl!). No internet though.

    June 2013
  • Spacious apartment, very comfortable with everything you need. Local cafes nearby for breakfast and only a pleasant 10 minute walk into the centre, The only downside is that the balcony faces out onto the main road.

    June 2013
  • We enjoyed our stay at the flat in Tavira. The flat is large, open and very well equipped. The location was an easy walk to Tavira Centro for sightseeing, restaurants and relaxing along the riverfront. We especially enjoyed the flat's large, well appointed kitchen with clothes washer, the comfortable lounge with ample seating, the good eclectic selection of music CD's and the little table on the balcony. The flat can be noisy at times when people are coming and going or visiting in the lobby. Mr. Ze the caretaker was very helpful and promptly responded when we (embarrassingly) locked ourselves out of the flat. We think the flat would especially appeal to families who need a little more room and amenities such as TV, electronic games and movies. Cristina has done a nice job putting together an information binder about Tavira, restaurant recommendations, maps, etc. There is also a good selection of English languages books. We would recommend the flat if you are planning a trip to Tavira.

    May 2013
  • The apartment is in a great location. Cristina's directions were perfect and easy to follow. There is a supermarket right around the corner which is very convenient. The apartment is very clean and the kitchen is well stocked with spices and a dishwasher. We loved that there was a selection of movies to watch. Great place in Tavira!

    January 2013
  • it is beautiful place, close (5-10min) to the old town of Tavira, a lot of space, 2 bedrooms a huge lounge and tv.........and the best: the description to go there and the handling of the arriving at 2 o´clock in the morning was very very great. I absolutely will book it again.

    October 2012
  • L'appartamento di Cristina,e'accogliente, comodo per 4 persone,molto attrezzato,noi ci siamo trovati bene.
    A 5 minuti dal centro della deliziosa Tavira.

    April 2014
  • Het was een mooi, schoon en ruim appartement. Met een fijne airco in de woonkamer. We hebben er een prima week doorgebracht op loopafstand van het centrum en dichtbij station en Lidl (handig).

    July 2013
  • El apto es muy bonito , es casi nuevo , mucha claridad y muy bien equipado, exelente para 4 personas , quizas hasta 5 es ok.cristina se mantiene en contacto con sus alquilinos, se puede desir que con el apto no hay que preocuparse , Tavira es una ciudad pequeña pero muy bonita, tiene buenos restaurantes y mercados con exelentes productos (el aceite de oliva es el mejor que se encuentra en los mercados de europa), asi como tiene varias lugares a visitar en su alrededores, y un viaje a ayamonte en españa es una buena alternativa, la playa de manta rota fue la mas interesante para mi, pero hay varias que son ok. en fin un viaje a tavira vale la pena, fuimos del 23 al 30 de mayo , ha sido una semana esplendida, deben llevar un abriguito , pues el viento es fuerte en esta epoca y se siente algo de frialdad, aunque la temperatura es alta y de sierto modo refrescante, en fin recomendamos a tavira como un buen lugar para pasar unas vacasiones , saludos a tavira y a (website hidden) bueno descatacar que los portugueses son muy amables,sencillos y siempre estan dispuestos a ayudar, Gracias Portugal.

    May 2013
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I am portuguese but I live and work in the UK. I have an apartment in Tavira being rented for holidays that is looked after by a local portuguese couple.
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