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Tavira Historic Centre - Excellent Restored Townhouse

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

Great Location, In Peaceful Tree Lined Square, A Perfect Holiday Base

Charming 3 storey restored townhouse( 2009) , close to all amenities, Casa Branca refurbished and equipped to a high standard, using traditional materials. 3 double bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sunny living room and large fully equipped kitchen. Outside patio for dining al fresco. Broadband, cable tv and phone for free calls inside Portugal, air-conditioning/heating.

Close to the River Gilao with its Roman bridge, the 13th century castle, and gardens, and the hilly cobbled streets home to some blue and white houses. Churches - Tavira has 37 of them. And if you need a break pop into one of the cafes in the Praca da Republic for a coffee and a Pastel de Nata. At night you can enjoy the many cultural and musical events only 2 minutes from home. Or take the ferry to the Ilha da Tavira. Close by are other beaches to enjoy Barril, Cabanas, Manta Rota. Sta Lucia is close by with its vibrant fishing and cafe scene.

Registration Number : A/L 945

Ann Byron
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, German, Portuguese, Portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Tavira in Municipality of Tavira

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 13:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 bathroom with wc, washbasin and shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • 3 double bedrooms
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Bed linen and towels provided, weekly cleaning and linen change.


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Tavira Historic Centre - Excellent Restored Townhouse
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 52 reviews

Fantastic little place in the heart of Tavira

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cozy house in exellent location

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice, clean and well situated. Friendly, helpfull owner

  • 4 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable, clean. tidy and, in terms of the town centre, a very good location

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyable and worth a future visit.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spotlessly clean!

  • 4 of 5

This accommodation couldn’t be more well situated for exploring Tavira and surrounding area. It’s close to the river, the market, Tavira town centre, shops, supermarkets, indoor shopping centre, bus & train stations, a couple of museums well worth visiting, a Fado music concert, and the ferry to Tavira Island. It’s a delightful area to explore on foot with its many cafes and restaurants - even in December/January we enjoyed sitting outdoors. The small fishing villages close to Tavira are delightful to explore - Casela Velha, St. Luzia, Pedro D’El Rei, Olhao, Cabanas to name a few. We found the house spotlessly clean and comfortably furnished. The hanging and drawer space in the master bedroom was excellent, the mattress very comfortable, and bed linens lovely. The kitchen was spacious and very well equipped. We would have enjoyed more space in the bathroom, but we’d rather have small and spotlessly clean than large and grubby! Our host was delightful and so helpful, as was her manager.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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a lovely week

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our week in Tavira and the transport provided by Vasvi was a bonus.

Casa Branca is an attractive, clean and spacious house with a well equipped kitchen.

The best thing about the house is it's superb location, so handy for everything, but in a peaceful neighbourhood.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
0.1 Kilometres
Tavira Riverside
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Ilha da Tavira
Car: not necessary

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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Tavira, Algarve

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
8 Jul 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Mid Season
9 Sep 2018 - 6 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Low Season
7 Oct 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas/New Year
20 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Low Season
3 Jan 2019 - 5 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Mid Season
6 Apr 2019 - 5 Jul 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High Season
6 Jul 2019 - 7 Sep 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Mid season
8 Sep 2019 - 5 Oct 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Payment can be made in stirling or euros. Guests should arrive at after 1.00pm, and leave by 10.00am. The security deposit is will be returned within 2 weeks after your stay, provided there are no breakages or damage. Guests will receive a 50% refund of the total cost (minus the booking fee ) if they cancel at least four weeks before the start of the holiday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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