Great Location, In Peaceful Tree Lined Square, A Perfect Holiday Base
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About Ann Byron
We've been living in Tavira for 12 years, both retired architects. Until last year we a little house in the country near Tavira which rented for holiday lets. We fell in love with this little town house, Casa Branca, and its 'downtown' location which we recently bought, and are are intending to use it for our family and for holiday rentals.
Ann Byron purchased this House in 2013
Why Ann Byron chose Tavira
Excellent Location, refurbished to a high standard, in a very charming and friendly neighbourhood We love Tavira which is quite unique, and the perfect place to unwind and relax,
What makes this House unique
Location - the little square with orange trees, very peaceful and safe, close to shops, bars and restaurants, the River, and great summer events in the Praca Republica, and various churches. Beaches - Pristine Blue flag beaches, Ria Formosa lagoon, with its unique vegetation and birdlife. Culture - summer music and dance festivals, markets, art and exhibitions. Food and Drink. Famous for its mediterranean diet of local fish locally sourced fruit, vegetables, olive oil, and wine. Good restaurants very reasonably priced. Come and enjoy a gourmet break.
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We had a lovely time. House was compact. But adequate. Shower room was small.
Excellent restored town house in central location
Our party (4 of us) stayed in early September, so weather still hot. The house is immaculately presented with a very well equipped kitchen, air conditioning that is fully functional and three comfortable bedrooms, one of them in the roof. The bathroom is small, but we managed well enough. A very stout person might struggle a little in it with the door closed. Plenty of towels and bedding are provided and the owner kindly left us a bottle of wine and some beer for when we arrived.
Location is picturesque, down a side road with trees and traditional tile fronted buildings - very peaceful. Vasvi the caretaker was very helpful. He lives very near by and will pick up from the airport on request. He helped sort out a blocked drain outside the house without delay.
The river front is a very short walk away with its excellent restaurants, cafes and ferry terminal for the beach island and river taxis.
All in all, I can highly recommend it.
Fantastic little place in the heart of Tavira
A little gem in the center of Tavira. The location is excellent, you can walk everywhere in the city and the ferry to the beach is just around the corner.
The Villa is well equipped with all the amenities you will need for your stay and all the rooms are a good size. It was clean and well maintained and has a seating area outside, which is lovely in the morning.
Be aware that the spiral stair case is narrow and the bathroom is on the small side, in saying this the men in the group (both over 6ft) had no problem with it.
We thoroughly enjoyed out stay at the fantastic price offered on Owners Direct. Ann is extremely friendly and helpful. We had a wedding to go to and Ann offered to help us in any way that she could.
We couldn't have asked for a better Holiday, this place comes highly recommended. Thank you Ann, you made our trip a memorable one.
Cozy house in exellent location
Overall we enjoyed our stay at Ann's house, and everything was pretty much as expected. The kitchen was really good for cooking, bedrooms a nice size and the actual beds comfortable. The location is fantastic, in the heart of the historic centre.
Ann was an accommodating host with good advice, and her housekeeper provided excellent weekly service. With the weather during our March/April stay being a little cooler than normal, we really appreciated the ability make the house warm and cozy.
One small drawback might be that the stairs and one bathroom may be difficult for a large/overweight person or children. The spiral staircase is steep, and the bathroom very small, although completely functional. However, this was not a problem for our party of four active adults.
Nice, clean and well situated. Friendly, helpfull owner
Flight was massively delayed but we were still met at site with the key. Basics were supplied along with a welcome bottle of wine. Very clean house, with a pretty well equipped kitchen. Its on 3 storeys. Ground is kitchen and living/dining area. Middle is 2 double bedrooms and a shower room and toilet. Upper is a double bedroom. The spiral staircase is very narrow and steep but there is plenty to hold onto, however, I approached it with some trepidation. It was interesting getting up there with a suitcase! Similarly, the space between the sink and the wall to allow you to get to the loo is not the largest, - I know a few folk of larger girth who would problably find it a bit tight getting up there, and then getting to the facilities. The shower is great (if again a bit neat), the bedding and towels of good quality. Ample toilet roll and cleaning products such as washing up liquid were there too, which was nice. Theres a super array of places to eat on your doorstep, but despite this it was nice and quiet here and we also found it a good base for exploring. We were texted during our stay to check if we were ok and had everything we needed, a very nice touch on the part of Ann. Very nice place to stay
Comfortable, clean. tidy and, in terms of the town centre, a very good location
Enjoyable and worth a future visit.
Casa Branca is ideally located in a quiet tree lined square in the centre of historic Tavira, perfect for guests want to live in in the middle and still have quiet. A 2 min. walk will bring you to to the riverside and the Roman bridge. numerous shops, bars and restaurants and the fish and vegetable market are within walking distance. This is the ideal choice for the discerning visitor, attracted to the Moorish history and culture of this vibrant town - a real Portuguese experience to be enjoyed. Blue flag beaches, and the Ria Formosa (Beautiful lagoon), are on your doorstep so that you can enjoy walking cycling birdwatching, golf or simply relaxing.