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Ivor Tillier

Member since: 2008
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Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese

Great central location - Spacious/2 floors, Wi-Fi, UK TV, Swim Pool, Games Room

51 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 14 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday apartment in Tavira - Central location, Pool, Wi-Fi

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


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 (there is an additional charge for using the 'Book Now' option).

Prices - 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).

More Details
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Ivor Tillier (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese

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 region

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).


based on 51 holidaymaker reviews

Great central location - Spacious/2 floors, Wi-Fi, UK TV, Swim Pool, Games Room
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 51 reviews

Great Apartment and Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent stay in this apartment in the centre of Tavira. It was extremely comfortable, well-equipped and spacious and was within a two minute walk of everything we needed including a mini-market and a fabulous restaurant called Pausa. It was perfect for us as a family. It was really useful to be able to park our hire car in the underground car park and the whole complex felt safe and well-cared for. The apartment was very clean and the beds were extremely comfortable which makes such a difference! Ivor the owner was incredibly helpful and went above and beyond to provide us with information and help. We would definitely recommend this apartment to friends and would book again without question if we return to Tavira which I hope we will very soon. Delightful. The Hill Family

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Another great stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay in 18 months in Ivor's apartment. There is everything you could want from trouble-free Wi-Fi to a large games room on the second floor. The great benefit is the space, with a large lounge with plenty of seating capacity, large dining table and a fully equipped kitchen. We have stayed in a lot of self catering apartments and this is one of the best anywhere. A small convenience store is two minutes walk for essentials with the larger Continente complex a short drive away which has a large Waitrose-quality supermarket, designer shops and food court. The river is very close by for evening strolls and, even in February, the better local restaurants were open with the freshest fish. Allocated underground parking right next to the lift is a great bonus. We hope to return again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Keith, It was great to have you back again and wonderful to hear about all the birds - bluethroat and black-shouldered kites, excellent! I'll be on the look-out next time we're out. Thank you very much Ivor
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Wonderful property in the heart of Tavira.

  • 5 of 5

Selected this property because of it's location and earlier positive reviews. We were not disappointed. The apartment is really well equipped and perfectly sited for easy walking access to the market, shops, restaurants and bars. Ivor provides comprehensive information to travellers on anything he feels may be useful and is very quick to respond to email enquiries. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Horta Poco Do Bispo and are already considering when we will be able to make a return trip.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic. Very clean and spacious. Great location

  • 5 of 5

A brilliant location for this lovely apartment. Although the weather wasn't good we had plenty to do and found a great selection of TV programmes to watch when stayed indoors. Only a few minutes walk to the nearest supermarket and various shops/restaurants. Would have no hesitation in returning to this beautiful apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Margaret, Thank you very much for the review. I'm really sorry to hear that you were unlucky with the weather. I'm glad it hasn't put you off Tavira though. It would be great to see you again and hopefully you'll have more sun! Best wishes Ivor
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Perfect Apartment and Location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is spotless and furnished to a high standard with everything you could possibly need for a self catering holiday. The small balcony off the bedroom gets the sun in the morning and the large balcony at the front is perfect for sunbathing in the afternoon if you don't feel like going to the pool. The apartment is at the end of the row which is ideal as you don't have anyone passing by to get to their apartment. We were fortunate to have beautiful weather and we really appreciated the air con in each of the rooms. The location makes this apartment really special as it is literally a few minutes walk to the shops, restaurants, bars and all the attractions of Tavira. We went to the beach a few times and the ferry boat adds to the experience. The beach is wonderful with lots of cafés and restaurants to choose from for lunch. Ivor provided so much information about Tavira before we went on holiday and he really couldn't do enough to help. I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for first class accommodation in the heart of Tavira. I can honestly say it's the best holiday we've had in a long time and we hope to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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++++ Fantastic apartment great location ++++

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment in a fantastic location in Tavira, 5 minute walk to River and centre of Town, more like a home from home living has everything you need for a relaxing holiday or a beach holiday with the local ferry taking about 10 minutes to take you to Tavira Island. Apartment well turned out Kitchen has everything you need with Dishwasher Washing machine Gas hob and so much more if you prefer to cook Tavira Market 5 only minutes away fresh fruit veg and Fish with small supermarket approx 2 minutes or Lidl 10 minute walk, plenty of restaurant/cafe's within 5 minutes.

Highly recommend apartment location owner whom provided us with informative and well structured communication about apartment block, facilities such as air conditioning, Roku box that allows you to watch BBC I player, ITV , and Netflix, Wifi with an upstairs games room.

If this apartment is available book it you will not be disappointed I would certainly book this apartment before anywhere else now.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for such a great review. The location was a huge factor when we bought the apartment, we love being in a residential area but still having everything really close by. Also, we wanted a kitchen where you could properly cook that lovely market produce so we have tried to get everything you need - we certainly don't want guests to make do with a battered aluminium saucepan and a couple of hot rings!
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
300 Metres
Ferry to beach
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
A22 (Algarve and Spain)
Nearest Beach
1000 Metres
Ilha da Tavira (Tavira Island)
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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Tavira, Tavira region

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2
27 Aug 2016 - 2 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
3 Sep 2016 - 16 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
17 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas & New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Winter Sun
7 Jan 2017 - 3 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter Sun 2
4 Feb 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early May
29 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late May
20 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early June
27 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late June
17 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early July
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer
15 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
Early September
1 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late September
16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Homeaway and Ownersdirect online booking
1. Please use the enquiry form if you wish to make a firm booking, NOT Homeaway's online payment 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. You are strongly advised to contact me before booking flights or incurring any other cost. We are not liable for any travel costs incurred.
2. Our guests almost always pay by online bank transfer which is free (though bank charges may apply outside of UK and Eurozone). You are welcome to use Homeaway's online payment system but see note (1) above and please contact me first as there will be a surcharge of £50 to cover their fees and our time to manage the payment.

Off peak rates are for two people sharing. Small additional fee for extra persons.
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.

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

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Tavira in Algarve

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 115 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
TV - We offer TV and Netflix via the internet. I think it is also possible to access other European channels but I would need to check first. Please contact me if you need to know more. [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.] 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. 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 but you can hire from us if you require

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