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Luxury Duplex with BBQ Terrace and rooftop Solarium

Keith Spencer

Member since: 2008
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Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Luxury Duplex with BBQ Terrace and rooftop Solarium

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Cabanas de Tavira

Luxury Two bedroomed two bathroom duplex penthouse with BBQ terrace.

Luxurious two bedroomed two bathroom duplex penthouse apartment, ideal for summer or winter holidays. Tastefully furnished for self-catering but within a short stroll to local restaurants, shops and water front. Air-conditioned for summer; with heaters for cooler winter evenings.

The first floor has two bedrooms, one double with small balcony, one twin and bathroom. Upstairs to the kitchen, second bathroom, dining area, lounge with comfortable sofabed. Patio doors lead on to the very spacious terrace with built in barbecue. A perfect area for alfresco dining, complete with sun loungers and dining furniture. A small flight of stairs leads up to the rooftop solarium for sunbathing with panoramic views of the sea and mountains. The perfect spot to relax with a book and a glass of wine. There is a secure garage in the basement with 4 cycles and beach equipment. A choice of four swimming pools all set in well maintained gardens. A quiet location yet so close to all the local amenities

Cycling : Cabanas de Tavira is on the Eastern Algarve cycle route, which is mostly off road and eventually will stretch the full length of the Algarve. We have cycled as far as the Spanish border in one direction and Barril Beach in the other. Cycles can be taken on the train free of charge which gives access to areas further afield.

Walkers and Bird Watchers: The Ria Formosa Nature Reserve is a short walk from the apartment. This world famous reserve is home to many species of birds, flora and fauna; put Ria Formosa into your search engine and prepare to be amazed. There is a newly opened cycleway and walkway from Cabanas to Tavira which takes you past the salt flats, home to some of the worlds most fantastic birds. 'On an evening walk it was a wonderful sight to see a flock of around 20 flamingos just stood watching the walkers go by'.

Relax and enjoy. : Cabanas is a delightfully relaxing village where any sense of 'urgency' simply disappears! The views to Cabanas beach across the calm crystal clear waters of the lagoon (with its brightly coloured fishing boats), really is picturesque. Choose a different place to eat every evening and enjoy the best food the algarve has to offer.

The Avenida Ria Formosa runs the length of the lagoon. The waterfront facelift in 2010 with its freshly cobbled roads and pavements makes it a safe area for the numerous cafes and restaurants. A boarded walkway runs the entire length of the Avenida (starting at the fishing port at the western end) and has seats and sunshades at intervals - great for taking in the view and listening to nothing but the water lapping around the boats!

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Keith Spencer (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
15 April, 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had two wonderful weeks.

Sunny and very hot! The apartment is wonderful and very suitable for 2 grownups and two teenagers. We have lived beside each other (different wake up times) and got the best out of each other when we were all awake.

We loved the roof terrace and will recommend the apartment to all our friends in Sweden
Aug 2012
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Luxury Duplex with BBQ Terrace and rooftop Solarium
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews


  • 5 of 5

From initial enquiry the way Keith dealt with our booking made life easy,his responses being prompt and accurate. The meet and greet arrangement was excellent with Jane contacting us prior to departure and assisting us via telephone on arrival with regard to direction etc and then giving us a warm welcome.

The apartment itself is superb ,it is finished to a high quality and has been equipped to far exceed that of a holiday let.Even in February the balcony proved to be a sun trap and we took advantage of the barbecue .The location was ideal being a short stroll from promenade ,Cabanas has an abundance of quality eateries especially if you're a fish lover. We made the short journey into Tavira which proved to be a charming historical town again with more than enough places to eat to suit all tastes.A nice touch was on our return we received an email from Keith saying he hoped we enjoyed our stay.We have no problem in recommending this apartment and shall no doubt book it again ourselves.

Dave and Sue

  • Review Submitted: Feb 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
East Riding

Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

WOW!! This is truly a wonderful apartment. We have rented the couples other apartment for the last 3 years and that is super too. But this apartment was really great we stayed with our 4 children and having two floors was great giving everybody a bit of personnel space. The apartment was immaculate and very well equipped we regularly ate in using the barbeque on the terrace. I cannot say enough good things about this apartment. The pools as always were great and if was super having access to the garage and inflatable’s especially after the beach – able to drop off sandy things in garage, shower on first floor keeping the 2nd floor lounge sand fee – a real bonus.

The resort is perfect for the children they love the beach and the quaint boat, there are also loads of small parks to visit and most restaurants cater for the children.

The communication with the owners was great. All in all a perfect relaxing holiday, we will definitely be returning.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway

Great Apartment, Fantastic Location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Cabanas mid September. The apartment is a duplex with good outside space, well-appointed, clean and well-equipped, located in a quiet residential area - no problems with noise pollution. Full air-conditioning in the living area and both bedrooms, which was welcome and vital - the Algarve was still wonderfully hot and sunny!

The kitchen is well equipped, nice big fridge and freezer, good cooker and a dishwasher, with plenty of utensils, so we had lots of good home cooked food with local ingredients - there are perfectly adequate supermarkets in Cabanas or for a bigger range there is a Pingo Doce and Continente close by in Tavira.

The outside space is outstanding - a large terrace with built-in barbecue at sitting room / kitchen level and a superb upper roof-terrace with amazing views over the surrounding countryside as well as the ocean, in the evening, you can hear the waves lapping on the beach - perfect. The complex has 4 gated swimming pools, which are a 2 minute walk away - all were well maintained and often we had the pool to ourselves!

The apartment is around 12 minutes walk from the jetty where you can pick up a boat for a 2 minute trip over to the spectacular sandy beach - miles and miles of clean golden sand and the water is so clear! The train station is around 15 minutes away, with trains to Tavira or the Spanish Border, as well as the Western Algarve and connections for Lisbon. Cabanas has a great sea (lagoon) front, with lots of little shops and a good range of places to eat and drink - still retains some authenticity which is nice.

If you are looking for a good quality apartment in a great location, based in a really nice relaxed resort, but with plenty to see and do nearby, then we would definitely recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Cambridgeshire, UK

Spacious family apartment

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful apartment was the perfect base for our family holiday, in May 2011. The apartment was furnished to a high standard, very comfortable, homely and accurately described. As a previous review mentioned, the kitchen was very well equiped for evening dining.

The bedrooms were spacious for a family of 4 and all rooms cleaned to a good standard. The beach equipment in the garage was a very welcome addition.

Cabanas itself is a quiet village with a few cafes and restaurants along the very smart boardwalk front. We particularly enjoyed taking the boat to the lovely beach, which seemed to go on for miles!

Trips from the nearby train station to Tavira and Vila Real were very successful, proving we did not need a car to stay here.

From our inital enquiry to leaving the apartment, we were provided with a very friendly and professional service from the owners; making our first trip to Portugal a resounding success!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway

Perfect holiday apartment: April 2011

  • 5 of 5

We had a great holiday in Portugal in April 2011 staying in this apartment in Cabanas. The description of the apartment is accurate and the photos do it justice - the balcony really is that nice!

It's a spacious apartment with two large bedrooms, and a good sized kitchen/lounge/diner. The icing on the cake were the outside balcony areas - a big charcoal bbq and large eating area.

I was most impressed with the care that the owners had taken in stocking the kitchen with every utensil you could need and some great local recipe suggestions. There are a couple of supermarkets in walking distance which had everything we needed for the week.

I had never been to Portugal before and loved it. The beaches were spectacular - lovely shells and rolling waves.

This the the perfect apartment for a relaxing family beach holiday.

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway

Very nice apartment with perfect roof terrace

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Cabanas from 26/5 till 04/06. The weather was great and the scenery is lovely. The apartment was very nice and finished to a high standard. Clean and good facilities. We loved the roof terrace with the BBQ and sun roof. Comfortable sitting area. Also good views, you can see the sea! The location of the apartment is great, nice restaurants near by. We loved The Jolly Sailor as it had very good food! The nature is very nice. It is located at the Ria Formosa. Access to the beach is by boat. We found that pleasant. Overall we had a great vacation! In the future we will keep this place in mind to visit again.

Many Thanks to Ken he was our host. Very friendly and helpful. Although we booked at a very short notice, Keith made it possible, answered all our question and we found the contact good and clear. So much thanks to you also!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1000 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Nearest Beach
700 Metres
Car: not necessary

Less than five minutes stroll to the water-front and lagoon with its brand new board walk, dotted with shaded seating to relax and enjoy the view. Part of the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve; a two minute ferry ride will take you to the beautiful Cabanas beach, where even in mid season you can find your own spot on the silver sand. Cabanas has plenty of restaurants selling fresh traditional dishes. Tavira is just a 10min trip away and considered by many to be the Jewel of the Algarve. A short drive to the traditional Olhao Saturday market is well worth the effort. Spain is only 20min drive down the road, add another couple of hours and find yourself in Seville or Jerez.

The coastal motorway puts the whole of the Algarve within easy reach. Cabanas itself has good supermarkets, a local morning fruit and fish market could easily tempt you to buy the mornings catch for lunch. Golf, cycling, bird-watching, walking, fishing, tennis, water sports and a boules club all available locally.

Golf: 7 golf courses between 5 and 25 min. drive away

Benamor: The hills of Barrocal play host to Benamor's superb golf course, from which you can enjoy some of the most spectacular mountain views along the Algarve. The course was officially opened in 2000 and was based an orginal design by Sir Henry Cotton.

Colina Verde: An executive 9-hole course is hidden away in the country between Olhão and Tavira.

Quinta da Ria: A Championship course, designed by Rocky Roquemore, which takes advantage of both the beautiful natural setting and the blue sea at its southern boundary.

Quinta de Cima: This Championship standard course is the new sister course to Quinta da Ria.

Castro Marim: The Atlantic course is the first 18 hole Championship layout to be created at the exclusive Castro Marim Golf & Country Club. Since its inception, the Atlantic has established itself as a firm favourite with regular visitors to the Algarve's East and is without doubt one of the regions premier locations.

Monte Rei: is a new development of the highest quality and has been created with the aim of establishing itself as one of the most exclusive in the Iberian Peninsula..

Quinta do Vale: This 18 hole course was specially designed by Severiano Ballesteros to attract golfers of every level and will be a strong candidate for hosting future International Championships.


Prices & Availability

From £64 Nightly

Prices for this holiday apartment in Cabanas de Tavira, Tavira region

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 2
28 Mar 2015 - 29 May 2015
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 3
30 May 2015 - 10 Jul 2015
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 4
11 Jul 2015 - 4 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
5 Sep 2015 - 25 Sep 2015
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 6
26 Sep 2015 - 23 Oct 2015
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes A 25% deposit is required to secure booking, the balance payable 45days before holiday. The price is fully inclusive of all linen, gas, electric, water, air-conditioning and heating. The apartment will be cleaned ready for your arrival and again when you leave.

Clients may make payment in Euros by bank transfer to our Portuguese bank account, or by cheque or bank transfer in sterling, details on

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Cabanas de Tavira in Tavira region

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom one is on the first floor and the shower room on the second floor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • One double bedded room and one twin bedded room on the first floor with bathroom. The second floor lounge has a comfortable sofa bed with a second floor shower room and toilet making it ideal for extra guests. All have electric shutters and fly screens at the windows. The accommodation is ideal for families or couples.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Key access to four gated swimming pools set in lovely well maintained gardens. The private rooftop solarium means access to all day sunshine. Everything for a family holiday or couples looing for a relaxing break. In the basement garage, there are four cycles, inflatable dinghy, body-boards, beach chairs, beach-umbrellas, lots of inflatables, swingball, cricket bats, balls etc., All things in the garage are provided free of charge and there for you to use but we would like to point out that whilst we do our best to leave everything in good working order, we cannot guarantee that all guests will do the same, therefore we do stress that you check things before using them and it is entirely at your own risk.

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