About the property
- Apartment1237 sq. ft.
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay3 - 14 nights
Pool, internet, UK TV, Netflix, air-con, table football, parking, lift
EVERYONE WANTS TO STAY IN CENTRAL TAVIRA!
Large, bright, spacious duplex apartment in private gated development with swimming pool, internet, English TV and Netflix. Open roof top views and outside terraces for eating. Air-conditioned throughout. Three bedrooms (one with a balcony), large 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. If you would like to stay, please use the 'Enquire now' link below the 'Book Now' button - don't worry, you'll still be first in the queue! It just means we can offer a more personalised service. I will only respond to the book now option if you have arranged in advance.
Prices - We show prices for at least a year ahead, beyond that, the website forces us to include a default nightly rate of £10. If you are quoted this for your dates, please contact me for the real price.
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.
The apartment is officially registered for holiday rentals with the local council (Alojamento Local).
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- English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Ivor Tillier
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
Why Ivor Tillier chose Tavira
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.
What makes this Apartment unique
We have really tried to add all of those little touches. Things like a good internet connection, 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).
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Spacious, immaculately clean, contemporary
Spacious, immaculately clean, contemporary and very comfortable. What a great place! The games room was a fantastic addition and perfect as a refuge during the heat of midday. Air conditioning was ideal during a heatwave and there were additional fans too if you prefer to have those on. The kitchen cupboards were well stocked with all we needed and the huge space was great to prepare food in (straight from the fish market!). The property is so well positioned for everything and you are able to get to the supermarket in minutes. The pool was perfect to cool off and just along the coast you could get to stunning beaches. Communication with Ivor was excellent and he provided loads of useful information. We would definitely recommend this property to other families and couples. Our sons are 10 and 14 and had a great time. Very quiet and it was lovely to sit on the balcony and enjoy the view. Thank you for making our first visit to Portugal so perfect!
I'm so glad that you all had such a good time and made the most of the market! I really hope your visit has persuaded you to return to Portugal before too long, it is a great country.
Comfortable 'home' in beautiful Tavira
For our party of three, this nicely located two-bedroomed apartment was ideal: roomy, comfortable and equipped with just about anything you're likely to need. There was even an upstairs 'playroom' we didn't use at all as the lounge and balconies were roomy. Wi-fi was handy but we decided we could do without TV, instead taking advantage of Tavira's sights and countless cafes and restaurants - and Portugal's ample supply of sunshine (except the first night of thunderstorms!). The apartment proved to be a very comfy base for exploring this lovely corner of the Algarve.
Great 2 bed apartment
After visiting Tavira numerous times we have found Ivor’s apartment very centrally located, just a short walk from train station. Very easy to get to the beach from the ferry which is a few minutes walk away. So much to do and see in the area, including a lovely visit to Spain. Two good sized bedrooms and family bathroom with large bath. Nice terrace at the front with the sun in the afternoon and a small terrace just enought for 2 in the double bedroom ideal for a sunny breakfast. Ivor was very accomodating and flexible.
Great location, lovely apartment
We had a very enjoyable week in this excellent apartment. Tavira is a lovely town, and the apartment is within easy walking distance of most things. Highly recommended
Brilliant apartment in excellent location
We had a fabulous time in Tavira. The apartment was well equipped, spacious and in a quiet residential area just a couple of minutes stroll to lovely restaurants, bars and shops. There was plenty to see and do if you choose. We hired a car, but only to transfer to and from the airport (an easy drive). Once in Tavira, everything was in walking distance from the apartment. We did take the boat to the island, which was beautiful and we even saw dolphins!
I would thoroughly recommend Ivor and Kate's apartment, it was perfect.
Propetario molto serio e disponibile
Appartamento eccezionale, posizione ottima al centro di Tavira a piedi giri tutto il centro del paese, comodissimo non manca nulla, pulito. Molto comoda la collocazione dal garage all'appartamento. Ve lo consiglio al 100%
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.
Additional pricing information
Sorry, here is the small print. Please read this before making a booking. 1. Online booking through this site - Please DO NOT DO THIS without first contacting me via the enquiry form. All enquiries are dealt with in the order they are received. If it is urgent, phone is the best means of contact. Online booking will only be accepted with prior agreement, we may have enquiries pending through our other advertising channels. 2. Our guests almost always pay by online bank transfer which is free or minimal cost (though bank charges may apply outside of UK and Eurozone). You are welcome to use this site's online payment system but see note (1) above and there will be a surcharge to cover their fees and our time to manage the payment. 3. Off peak rates are for two people sharing. Small additional fee for extra persons. 4. Stays of less than a week - Rent will be calculated by first deducting our fixed costs, then working out the nightly rate then adding the fixed costs back on. 5. There is a £160/€200 non-refundable booking deposit. The balance is due 8 weeks before arrival. 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. In the unlikely event of a cancellation, we always try to re-let the apartment and pass as much rent as possible back to you. 6. We ask that costs incurred for all bank transfers from non Euro or GB Pounds are paid by guests when sending money. 7. Our payment terms take precedence over any suggested by this site. 8. You are strongly advised to contact me before booking flights or incurring any other cost. We are not liable for any travel costs incurred. 9. You will be asked to sign a contract. 10. These conditions are subject to UK law.