A stunning and immaculately renovated 19th century town house with an ample roof garden, overlooking the river banks of the Rio Gilão and set amidst the leisurely pace of Tavira life. This wonderful accommodation sleeps up to six people and is a luxurious holiday accomodation in the heart of Tavira.
There are two beautiful outside spaces at Casa Ria, a shaded inner patio decked with jasmine, leading from the kitchen, perfect for dining al fresco.
On the top floor, accessible from the kitchen patio and internally from the living room, there is the quintessential roof terrace for enjoying the best of the seasons in Algarvian style, amidst the skyline tapestry of traditional roof tops. There are sun beds, seating areas and cosy corners decked by luscious plants inviting us to comfortably lounge around. Conveniently close by is an indoor storage room with a fridge to keep your drinks and snacks cool and a splendid attic room with sofas and TV and entertainments . The roof terrace overlooks one of the principal garden squares, which is mainly pedestrianized during the summer months whence there is evening entertainment of live music, street theatre and themed market stalls.
Casa Ria has been furnished with elegance and harmony, creating a very airy and comfortable home. The property is accessed from the main square and has a staircase leading up to the duplex residential levels.
The lounge seats 8 comfortably and extends into a dining area overlooking the river. There is a television fitted with MEO cable TV with 200 channels, some of which are English speaking, and there are means for playing music.
There are two double bedrooms and one twin room with two single beds, all have fitted wardrobes and there is air conditioning throughout the house. There are two complete bathrooms, both with baths and showers.
The kitchen at Casa Ria is fully equipped to high standards with every facility to make your stay comfortable and easy. There is a small table and chairs for dining in the kitchen as well as outside in the pretty kitchen patio.
On the second floor you will find a cosy TV and games room with comfortable sofas and a table. From this upstairs sitting room you can walk out onto the spacious roof terrace, dotted with palms, and pretty bougainvilleas. There is a spiral staircase from the roof terrace leading down into the kitchen patio. The roof terrace is like a secret garden, an amazing place to watch and escape the world going by below!
Casa Ria has fibre wi-fi internet connection fitted throughout.
Two quality sun loungers deck the roof terrace. Sun umbrellas are available and kept in the utility area.
Tavira has a vast variety of wonderful restaurants serving mostly Portuguese cuisine all within walking distance.
Tavira Island beach can be reached by ferry boat from just across the river, a few minutes’ walk away. You will discover wonderful golden, sandy beaches, beach bars and restaurants on an island 10 miles by 1. The town ferry runs regularly from the end of May to the end of September. There is an alternate ferry service from 2km down river which runs all year.
There are excellent golf courses within 10 to 15 minutes drive from the accommodation. The closest are, Benamor, Quinta da Ria, Quinta da Cima and Monte Rei.
Car rental is not at all essential. Tavira offers plenty of local entertainment and places of interest. Public transport is not so regular so for visiting places further afield we would suggest hiring a car.
There are three staircases in Casa Ria, it would be preferable to accommodate babes in arms and children over 5 only. There is a cot and high chair provided. Please let us know if you have any other requirements. The staircases could also be a possible inconvenience for the less mobile.
Casa Ria is a town house set in the heart of Tavira, so there are neighbouring houses either side and to the rear, many of which are commercial premises, with shops, restaurants and some are residential.
The property is accessed directly off the main street. The parking is mostly paid in the immediate vicinity, however, Casa Ria offers garage parking spaces some minutes walk away, nearby.
Tavira has regular summer entertainment and markets in the gardens and the square to the front of Casa Ria. This property is in the heart of the summer activity, we cannot guarantee that you will not hear the festivities outside.
Car rental, taxi transfers and bicycle hire can be organized with local reputable firms in advance or by calling the local representative.
Ashtrays are provided for smoking outside the property. Due to the possibility of guests being allergic to animal hair, we would rather not allow pets.
Changeover times are flexible, though we aim to keep bookings as close as possible. Departure is by 10am and arrival is from 2pm unless otherwise arranged.
Linen, towels and beach towels are provided, we provide a once weekly linen and bathroom towel change including a clean of the bathrooms.
There will be some toilet paper and soap for arrivals and a hamper of beverages, with additional breakfast and snacks are provided for late arrivals.
Guests will be met at the house, or otherwise informed where to locate the key and visited soon after arrival. We ensure a prompt and competent service from a team of property managers, who can be contacted at anytime.
AL liscensed Reg AL/54087