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The property was a nice clean apartment with good basic amenities. We were with our 2 small children (5 & 8) so the balcony was great for us to sit out on when they were getting to sleep at night as their beds were in the hallway alcove. The black out fabric to the kitchen windows was a welcome addition. The bed linen was lovely and clean
The bathroom was well equipped with a good powerful shower. At the far end of the complex, it was nice and quiet so we all managed to get a good night sleep. Parking right outside was very convenient. Whilst we didn't need the air conditioning I can imagine it would be welcome in the summer months. The Tv's in the bedroom and living room were both very good size and quality. The owner was very quick to respond to our questions when we needed to get in touch. The apartment lacked a selection of basic kitchen utensils, that you might expect with the quality of kitchen appliances that were provided, such as a can opener, cork screw that worked, good chopping boards etc... I actually bought and left behind wooden spoons and spatula. A Dish cloth and a drop of washing up liquid would have also been very useful.
The one thing that worried me was that there was no carbon monoxide detector in the apartment even though the boiler shared the same room as where beds were located. I asked about this and was told there wasn't one without any offer of providing. Maybe this should be installed as a safety feature. The boiler seemed very modern but I would have been happier if one had been provided
The apartment had the additional benefit of having use of the boat to the beach, swimming pools and fitness centre which was fantastic. One thing which I would have found useful before booking the apartment would have been a plan of the accommodation on the website because it was difficult to work out the configuration of the rooms from the photographs, especially as there are a mixture of photographs for the owners two other apartments. This would have been useful for us especially because we had children with us and I would have liked to understand how their sleeping accommodation worked.
Cabanas was a lovely resort and had an authentic charm to it. Tavira, the local town was a really lovely place to visit. The train journey to Vila Real is also worthwhile.
Despite the small issues mentioned above we really enjoyed the apartment and would visit again. Thank you Tiago.