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GREAT LOCATION & REVIEWS! - BIG/2 FLOORS, WI-FI, ENGLISH TV, SWIM POOL, GAMES RM

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Ivor Tillier

Speaks French, Portuguese, German, Spanish, English
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 14 nights

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Ivor Tillier

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GREAT LOCATION & REVIEWS! - BIG/2 FLOORS, WI-FI, ENGLISH TV, SWIM POOL, GAMES RM

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday apartment in Tavira Town - Central location with pool

Pool, internet, UK TV, air-con, table football, parking, lift, disabled access

EVERYONE WANTS TO STAY IN CENTRAL TAVIRA!

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Large, bright, spacious duplex apartment in private gated development with swimming pool, internet and English TV. Open roof top views and outside terraces for eating. Air-conditioned throughout. Three bedrooms (one with a balcony), luxury bathroom, large kitchen, large living room with French windows. Huge games room/third bedroom upstairs with a small terrace. Good quality table football and large electric air-hockey table. Three minutes walk through cobbled streets to the main square and River Gilao. There’s a wide range of restaurants ranging from smart and sophisticated to local and casual. Tavira boasts a huge indoor market (fresh fruit and veg, meat and fish) three minutes walk away. Several golf courses nearby. Catch a boat to the glorious long sandy beach (life guarded), it has some great cafes and restaurants and is really quiet further along. You don’t need a car.

Golf: Tavira is an excellent golf centre, with some quality courses within a short distance e.g. Benamor, Quinta da Ria, Quinta de Cima and Colina Verde.

In the evening, you can stroll out of the door and into Tavira's charming restaurants and bars.

The Algarve has over 300 days of sunshine a year on average.

We have an excellent contact to provide you with very good value green fees e.g. (at the time of writing) Benamor €55 including buggy (reduced from €80 without buggy). Please ask for more details.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment

Ivor Tillier

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2008
Speaks French, Portuguese, German, Spanish, English
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Originally from Buckinghamshire, I live in London with my partner Kate. I work for a company that publishes academic journals for science, technology and medicine (and the Dummies series of books!). Kate works for the NHS.

I actually do something called 'User Experience', which means building websites that are useful and usable. This involves lots of listening to people to find out what they really want and then making sure that the website contains all the right features and that it is easy to use.

This is why I love renting out the apartment so much. It's all about talking to people and making sure that the apartment will give them what they are looking for - a pleasant and relaxing place to stay.

There's more to it than that though. The interesting thing about building websites is that they don't sit in a bubble. When you use websites, you have lots of things going on around you. And, what you do on the site often has an impact later on (like you now - looking for a place to go on holiday!). So when I build websites, I don't just think about the site, I also think how it is going to help the person in their day to day life. That's the same with renting a holiday home.

Going on holiday is a journey, you look for somewhere to go, you make a decision, you pack, you fly there, you have a wonderful holiday and then you return and tell your friends family and colleagues at work about it. I want to make sure that the bit where you stay in a wonderful apartment is brilliant because I really know how important it is in your life.

You can Google me easily to find out more about what I do - Ivor Tillier.

Ivor Tillier purchased this apartment in 2008

Kate and I have been going on holiday to Tavira for over 20 years. We always used to stay in an apartment near the castle owned by a lovely lady but unfortunately a few years ago she decided to stop renting so we had no choice but to find something for ourselves.

The thing with the castle is that it is a bit of a hike up the hill. Horta Poco do Bispo has such a great central location and so close to the market. Also, we bought it when it was being built had so had a really good insight into the quality of the project.

We have really tried to add all of those little touches. Things like a library of books, a selection of games and DVDs and a good kitchen knife for chefs. Always on hand, we have a lovely local family that look after the apartment for us (and clean it fastidiously!). And, finally, the location, it's central but quiet and it's only three minutes walk to both the huge indoor market and the boat to the beach (the town is on your doorstep).

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 14 nights
Prior to paying a reservation deposit, always verify payment instructions by calling the number on this listing.
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Reviews

Reviews for this holiday apartment rental in Tavira Town, Portugal

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Great location & reviews! - Big/2 floors, Wi-Fi, English TV, Swim Pool, Games Rm
average rating of 4.923077 based on 39 reviews
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Great location & reviews! - Big/2 floors, Wi-Fi, English TV, Swim Pool, Games Rm
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p402608
+44 07951266926
Tavira Town Tavira region
5

Excellent property in a great part of the Algarve

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
We new this holiday would be good from the outset.Dealing with a very helpful English owner who answered all our questions before we booked helped
Tavira is a lovely place to stay and this apartment could not be falted. Car not needed as close to trains and buses.Lots of cafes and restaurants nearby and walks from door.
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Great location & reviews! - Big/2 floors, Wi-Fi, English TV, Swim Pool, Games Rm
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p402608
+44 07951266926
Tavira Town Tavira region
5

Superb accommodation

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
We have recently had the most wonderful week in this beautiful apartment. From the moment we expressed an interest in booking, Ivor was helpful and attentive, providing a wealth of information about the location and making all the necessary arrangements to ensure our comfort. The apartment has every conceivable appliance and facility, a lovely kitchen, attractive, comfy furniture and beds, and tons of wardrobe space. It was spotlessly clean (thank you Celia) and there were more than enough towels for the four of us and blankets for the chilly nights. Tavira is a very interesting town, quaint and charming but lively in parts too. The huge indoor market is worth a visit for unusual fruits and ginormous tomatoes, and there's the usual variety of supermarkets for other essentials. We were exceptionally lucky as the weather, for November, was amazing and we were able to relax on the sunny terrace in between daily jaunts around the town or to the nearby beaches. We had a hire car but you could holiday here without one, it simply meant we could explore a bit further afield. By the end of the week we had just about worked out the route back to the apartment! We didn't use the pool but two of our party were brave enough to swim in the sea. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this holiday home, it's delightful.
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Great location & reviews! - Big/2 floors, Wi-Fi, English TV, Swim Pool, Games Rm
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p402608
+44 07951266926
Tavira Town Tavira region
5

Great Centrally located modern apartment in Tavira

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
my family and I had a fantastic time in this spacious apartment in a quiet but very central area of Tavira. the apartment was really well equipped and had the bonus of a shared pool and being a minute's walk into the centre of Tavira.

It was a few minutes walk from the huge market for fresh fruit and vegetables and fish. We could also walk into the centre to the restaurants and for ice creams and the many cafes and bars.

I would recommend for families as a great place to visit and the apartment to stay in because of its location and the attention to detail provided by the owner.

we loved the Ilha de Tavira beach and catching the boat across and the Splash and Slide water park as well as the fantastic ice creams and cakes. A fantastic holiday!!!
Owner's Response: Thank you, that's very kind of you. We're really glad that you had such a good time. We're always so appreciative of guest's reviews as they paint such a rich picture of what the apartment and Tavira has to offer.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Great location & reviews! - Big/2 floors, Wi-Fi, English TV, Swim Pool, Games Rm
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p402608
+44 07951266926
Tavira Town Tavira region
5

Five Star Apartment - would definitely return

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
Our family had a wonderful time in this spacious and modern apartment. It is situated in a well maintained secure complex close to the centre of Tavira (everything is within walking distance) The apartment is spotlessly clean and has everything you would need for your stay including dish washer and washing machine. My kids particularly loved the games room with the football table and air hockey and the UK channels on the TV.

Tavira is a great place to visit with young kids. You can walk everywhere and you feel safe and secure at all times. The journey to the beach is great fun and the beach is like heaven. I would also recommend visiting the market to get delicious fresh fish and veg.


The owner Ivor is great to deal with and answers all queries in a prompt and professional manner. He provides an excellent handbook and a guestbook with great restaurant recommendations.

I would highly recommend this apartment.to anyone looking to stay in Tavira.
Helpful votes: 3/3
business
Great location & reviews! - Big/2 floors, Wi-Fi, English TV, Swim Pool, Games Rm
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p402608
+44 07951266926
Tavira Town Tavira region
5

The Best

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 13-Mar-2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2012
Can't recommend the appt or very helpful owner highly enough. This is a beautiful appt convenient for just about everything Tavira has to offer. It's quiet, very comfortable, spacious, clean, and equipped with everything you could possibly need. There is table football, air hockey, a good selection of board games, books and informative pamphlets etc, and all the pots,pans cutlery you could possibly want. There are a huge range of restaurants very nearby and yet there is almost no traffic and the secure parking was a real bonus. Absolutely brilliant.Thanks Ivor for a really great stay and I hope to be back.
David
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Location

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Ferry
300 Metres
Ferry to beach
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Tavira
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
A22 (Algarve and Spain)
Nearest Beach
1000 Metres
Ilha da Tavira (Tavira Island)
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Benamor
Car: not necessary

Tavira 'The jewel of the Algarve' is on your doorstop. Whether you want to wander romantic cobbled streets looking at the 37 churches or soak up the sun on huge expanses of sandy beaches - Tavira is a wonderful place for a holiday.

Restaurants range from smart and sophisticated to local and casual. If you’d rather eat in, Tavira boasts a huge indoor market (fresh fruit and veg., meat and fish) three minutes walk away. Otherwise, just sit back and watch the world go by in a one of the pavement cafes.

The glorious long sandy beaches stretch for miles. The nearest called 'The island' is reached by a short boat ride (leaves from the town centre in Summer, 20 minutes walk at other times). There are no roads or hotels but there are still some great cafes and restaurants selling the freshest fish you could eat!

Tavira makes a great centre for golf holidays. There are several in the area.

Nearby Faro is a great town to explore (catch the train) and go shopping.

Golf: There are some very good golf courses in the area such as Benamor. In te evening, you can walk out of the apartment and enjoy the restaurants of Tavira.

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Availability & Rates

Rental rates for this holiday apartment in Tavira Town, Tavira region

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate Minimum Stay
 
Easter
12 Apr 2014 - 22 Apr 2014
£390
3 nights
 
 
Spring
23 Apr 2014 - 10 May 2014
£299
3 nights
 
 
Spring
30 May 2014 - 20 Jun 2014
£420
3 nights
 
 
Summer
21 Jun 2014 - 11 Jul 2014
£520
3 nights
 
 
Summer
12 Jul 2014 - 31 Aug 2014
£650
14 nights
 
 
Summer
1 Sep 2014 - 5 Sep 2014
£520
3 nights
 
 
Summer
6 Sep 2014 - 30 Sep 2014
£450
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit £200.00
Non-refundable deposit (£160/€200) to secure reservation. Balance (and security deposit £200/€250) payable 8 weeks prior to start.
Security deposit returned within a week of departure (subject to satisfactory inspection).
Payment by bank transfer (UK account in pounds or Portuguese account in Euros) or PayPal (for PayPal please add 3.5% to all amounts).
Notes Off peak rates are for two people sharing. Small additional fee for extra persons.
The balance is part refundable on cancellation: 75% within 55 to 42 days before rental start. 50% within 41 to 28 days before rental start. 25% within 27 to 14 days before rental start. 0% if cancelled less than 14 days before start.

You will be asked to sign a contract.
These conditions are subject to UK law
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Tavira Town in Tavira region

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 115 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • town
Theme:
  • Luxury
  • Historic
General:
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Garage
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Kitchen
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Luxury
  • Brand new luxury bathroom. Good quality Debenhams towels (but please bring your own for the beach and pool). High quality fittings and plenty of towel hanging space.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Balcony and large fitted wardrobe
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Large fitted wardrobe
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Double sofabed and mattress on floor (if required)
  • The master bedroom has a balcony and a table and chairs, and a lovely view over the rooftops and the morning sun. Both bedrooms have dressing tables and large, ceiling-height fitted wardrobes.
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Table Football
Outside:
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • waterfalls
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • Babysitter
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • surf fishing
  • golf pass optional
  • surfing
  • mountain biking
  • golf
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
SATELLITE TV - The satellite signal no longer reaches southern Europe for many UK channels. If anyone else offers you UK channels, check before you book. We are planning to get internet in 2014. Smoking is only permitted outside. Maid service is available at an extra charge. Baby things - Travel cot, changing mat, high chair (fits to table), potty and toys. Underground secure parking. The parking space is right next to the lift. The development is secure and gated, entry is by key. Free internet access and foreign newspapers (and a really nice cafe!) in the local library (three minutes walk). Special rates for use of gym, sauna and indoor swimming pool at the 4* Vila Gale hotel (two minutes walk). Towels for beach and sunbathing - guests must bring their own. We can hire some at an extra charge if required.
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