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Villa in Tavira gardens Algarve Sleeps 8 WIFI 2 Pools near town & Beach air-con

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Portugal was voted the best travel destination in 2017 by world travel awards

Family friendly holiday home located in a quiet Portuguese residential complex with 2 pools, tennis court and restaurant.

All the magic of Taviras' old riverside town..it takes approximately 15 minutes to walk to the Tavira town centre.

The villa provides a perfect retreat for families, couples and groups of up to 8 people. It is located conveniently for public transport, supermarket, shopping, cinema, restaurants and beautiful white sandy beaches.

All rooms are air-conditioned/heating, unlimited wireless internet and TV.

The four bedrooms are light, airy and are furnished simply. Each room has mosquito door and windows screens that allows for enjoying the summer breeze. Fully air-condition with three double size comfortable beds and two single beds, table lamps and large wardrobes.

The cosy living room has big deep sumptuous sofas, dining table for 8 people, flat screen TV. The lounge and kitchen has floor to ceiling windows.

Our home offers indoor and outdoor dining experience to be enjoyed in comfort and style. Indoor, guest can choose to close the doors and enjoy a cooking experience the conventional way in our modern fully fitted and equipped with everything a kitchen would need or you can dine alfresco cooking on the stone bar be que.

The rental price includes linen, towels, electrics, air-condition, wi-fi, high chair and cot.

Food is one of Tavira strengths. We are lucky to have several good local restaurants nearby, frequented by locals. You will be spoilt for choice with the local cafes and restaurants offering an array of traditional dishes.

There are excellent golf courses within 10-15 minutes drive from the accommodation. The closest are Benamour and quinta de Ria.

A car is not necessary as you can walk to all the shops, restaurant, bars etc or use the local buses and taxis.

Tavira beaches make up part of the nature reserve of the Ria Formosa. Ria Formosa is an unspoilt protected area for nature lovers, a paradise for bird watchers and walkers. This unique lagoon system with salt pans stretching along the Eastern Algarve from Faro to Cacela Velha.

In the summer Tavira has several festivals of live music, street theatre and open air concerts.

Arrivals are flexible, checking time is 15.30 and departure is 10.30 unless otherwise arranged.

We provide linen and towel change every 7 days. However more changes and cleaning can be requested and paid for separately. Please speak with our management team.

Water, wine and toilet paper will be provided on arrival.

We ensure a reliable service from our management team from your arrival to your departure.

Just 35 minutes drive from Faro airport finds you among the unique whitewashed Moorish style buildings of Tavira Gardens.

Tavira gardens t is one of the finest complex, set in lush, mature gardens with olive, palm and carob trees, surrounded with flowers and shrubs. Our fully air-conditioned holiday home is located in what we think is the most beautiful, quaint, pretty historical town of Tavira. The town is full of history, ancient castles, art galleries, Roman bridges and cultural interest and we are just a few minutes walk to this small riverside town.

Facilities at Tavira gardens includes a tennis court/ basket ball, two pools, one 20' x 10' and second pool 10' X 8', with an additional kids pool, bar/restaurant on site and play area with swings and slides.

Our light and airy home is decorated to a high standard, with internet WI FI throughout (included in the rental), washing machine, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, hob/oven, iron, hair dryer, coffee machine and kettle. We have included everything to make a home from home stay. The lounge kitchen has a flat screen TV, sofas and large dining table and chairs. It opens unto the garden furnished with sun loungers, parasols and bar-be-cue etc..a perfect area for Al fresco dinning. The kitchen is modern and fully equipped.

There are three double bedrooms on the first floor, all with terraces, garden views and two bathrooms. The 4th double bedroom is located on the ground floor, together with cloakroom toilet.

The windows and doors are fitted with insect screens enjoying the breeze without 'unwated guests'.

Relax and unwind in the comfort of our home and enjoy our warm hospitality.

Our home has a prime quiet position in Tavira garden, at the far end of a cul-de-sac. This prestigious looking complex with its extensive manicured garden is a great space for all the family. There is a play area for the children including swings, slides and climbing frame on a soft sandy base.

Tavira has numerous local typical Portuguese cafes and restaurants overlooking the river in the town centre catering for all tastes.

There is a wide selection of independent shops, daily fish markets selling freshly caught on the day.

The coastline of Tavira forms part of the Ria Formosa nature reserve, great for bird watching and wild life.

For nature lovers there are forest walks, cruises along the Guadiana River or nature trails.

• Great shopping in Tavira town, Faro, Ghia, Villamoura, Alburferia and Spain

• For the children there are water parks and zoo marina approximately 30 minutes drive from Tavira.

• There are wonderful choices of clean sandy beaches that are a few minutes away

• Hire a cycle for a day and tour to your leisure

• Horse riding, walking, fishing, hiking

For golfers there are beautiful courses within minutes drive

• Visit Lisbon by train, bus or car

• Visit Seville approximately 2-3 hours drive from our home

The Algarve has the warmest and sunniest winter climate in Western Europe, it is the ideal destination for a winter break and the summer months are long, hot, and lazy with guaranteed sunshine. Our guest has the free use of a cot and high chair.

An information pack including local restaurants/cafes, golf courses and other activities in the region, are available for our guest on arrival.

Tavira town council provides outdoor entertainment in the old town square through the summer season with a variety of music, theater, exhibition, folk dancing etc.

More Details
Registration Number : AL/7191

Fay Clarke
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 February, 2018

About Fay Clarke

We have always loved coming to Portugal and after a long search for our holiday home we finally found the ideal property and a perfect location not too far from the historical town, near the beach and all the amenities on site that one should need for a relaxing holiday. The perfect place for us to use and enjoy.

We fell in love with Tavira for its rustic charm and unique qualities. Taking the boat to Tavira island beach is just one of the highlights for our friends and family.

We had the opportunity to buy our first property in Tavira 2006 and have been spending time as well as sharing the property with holiday makers.

Fay Clarke purchased this villa in 2006

Why Fay Clarke chose Tavira

The complex looked and felt very different in the the Algarve, the villas and apartments has no window shutters. The other factor that we liked about the complex is a large percentage of the indigenous people lived there. There was a lot of green spaces surrounding the properties and the gardens were beautifully kept. perfect!

What makes this villa unique

Walking distance to the historical town centre.

Quiet location

Near the beach

Two pools

Tennis court

Children's play area

On site restaurant

Attractive complex and beautiful gardens

Near golf course

Guestbook comments from the owner

Left on Feb 6, 2018 for a stay in Jan 2018

A perfect , comfortable villa located just above Tavira town. Perfect for 1-4 couples or large family. Lots of private and communal space. A well positioned, sunny back yard patio, ideal for relaxing, sunning and BarBQ’s. Within walking distance of shopping, cafes, restaurants and an easy walk into Tavira town. Train and bus nearby. Definitely will visit again.
Feb 2018
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Tavira in Municipality of Tavira

Property Type:
  • villa (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Please smoke outside the villa No loud parties No pets are allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Bedroom 1 En-Suite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , main bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , ground floor
  • 1. Main bathroom with bidet, toilet, full bath, shower sink. 2. En-suite bathroom with shower, toilet sink.... 3. On the ground floor spacious cloakroom toilet, sink with wide entrance.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , En-Suite Bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , with terrace anf garden views
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , with terrace and garden views
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , ground floor bedroom/second lounge
  • You will arrive at our holiday home to find it carefully prepared and in immaculate condition. Full air condition. ..All first floor double bedrooms has patio doors to access its own terrace overlooking the gardens .Double bedroom en-suite, with comfortable double bed, large wooden wardrobes, bedside tables and lamps, air-condition, lovely terrace with table and chairs for that early morning tea or coffee. Second double bedroom with comfortable double bed, air-condition, bed side tables and reading lamps, large double wardrobes and terrace with table and chairs. Third double bedroom with two comfortable single beds, reading lamps, air-condition and terrace. The fourth double bedroom located on the ground floor with two single beds. Cloakroom toilet on ground floor.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Sand Pit
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Long term letting from November to March at a discounted rate. Bookings: A 25% non-refundable deposit is required at time of booking to secure & confirm reservation, balance payable 8 weeks before arrival. If booking 8 weeks or less prior to arrival full amount is payable. A refundable deposit of £200 is payable to cover any damages & extra cleaning. This deposit is fully refundable within 14 days at the end of your stay providing there are no damages/ extra cleaning, loss etc. No refunds for cancellation. We would appreciate smoking outside our home. Daily cleaning option at small charge. Our representative are based at Tavira and will be keen to help and they also speaks perfect English. A small fee is charge for arrivals after 6pm. Free Internet Wi-Fi through out our home. All bank charges for money transfer are to be paid by the holiday maker. Linen and towels are provided during your stay. Beach/pool towels can bought at the local supermarkets


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Villa in Tavira gardens Algarve Sleeps 8 WIFI 2 Pools near town & Beach air-con
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 29 reviews

Great location

  • 4 of 5

Great location, well equipped villa.

Beds comfy, rooms large, bathrooms sufficient. Would have been helpful for a further shower downstairs, when house was fully occupied, but wasn't for long. The en suite shower is so small it's almost impossible to move, my biggest and only bug bear. The villa has air con, garden, you want for almost nothing in terms of cutlery and crockery! It's brilliantly equipped. There is a pool over the road, the bar and restaurant is useful for lunchtime food etc. Not far to walk into Tavira Town and to the Continente for food and supplies. Would definitely stay again if was in a larger crowd. Thanks again. Highly recommend for families and groups travelling

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your valid comments. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay. There are plans in place to improve the ensuite shower for 2017. Thanks for choosing our holiday home..
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Well appointed villa in a peaceful complex

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from a wonderful holiday at this villa on the outskirts of Tariva.

A beautifully appointed semi detached property in a modern Portuguese style, situated within the well kept and peaceful Tariva Gardens complex.

Plenty of room for the 8 of us (7 adults) both inside and out (+ BBQ area, sun lounges in tastefully flagged back garden). Great air con in all the main bedrooms / reception room which was very welcome with the 34-39 degree heat at the time. Lovely spacious balconies to all first floor bedrooms, great for sitting out in the evenings with a glass of wine. Although this property doesn’t have its own swimming pool, the Tarvia Gardens communal pools are literately a 2 sec walk across the road from the villa. These two pools (one children’s) are of good size and never got over crowded, with the amenity of a bar/restaurant on hand for ice lollies and drinks.

Food shops really couldn’t be closer, with a mid sized super market a short 10 min walk away, plus a modern shopping mail approx 15 min walk, including a big supermarket and cinema complex.

Tavira is a manageable 20-25 min walk from Tarvia Gardens (slightly down hill). We tended to catch a taxi back which was well worth it for the mere 5 euros it cost. The centre of Tavira itself is a beautiful old Portuguese fishing settlement based both sides an estuary. Plenty of good restaurants hidden down quaint single track or pedestrian streets, amongst old Portuguese town houses with plenty of character (no major restaurant chains here!). Although it technically doesn’t have a beach, the popular Island of Tavira (with huge long sandy beach) lies at the end of this estuary, accessible via a cheap return ferry from the heart of Tavira, leaving every half hour throughout the day.

Although we didn’t hire a car, there are other good beaches we visited in taxis near by (again not expensive) and even the Spanish border.

The property owner Fay was also very helpful, informative and accommodating with any questions we had prior to this holiday.

Overall it you are looking for a family holiday in a more traditional area of the Algarve, in a good sized, comfortable and value for money villa, something a little different to the more commercial areas of this region, with fantastically long spacious beaches and a novel way of getting there, you can’t go wrong with this apartment in Tavira!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to review our holiday home. We are always happy that our guest have enjoyed their stay. Looking forward to seeing you again.
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Great Location.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyable week in Tavira Gardens. Well equipped villa, spacious and comfortable. Good restaurant in the lovely pool area. Tavira was typically Portuguese with many lovely bars and restaurants. Good supermarket 5 minutes walk away. Regular trains from Tavira station, and local buses, although we had car hire which was useful here.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: April 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments. We are always happy to hear that you love Tavira as much as we do and that you and your family enjoyed staying in our second home.
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Stunning and relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this fabulous villa for an extended long weekend. From the moment that you arrive you feel at HOME. Beautifully decorated, comfortable, and relaxing.

The town is within walking distance from the villa. We thoroughly enjoyed visiting some of the local sights around Tavira and sampling some of the local delicacies.

We would highly recommend this villa, which is beautifully equipped with all the essentials for a family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: November 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. We try and make it our goal that every guest feels relaxed and comfortable during their stay. Your feed back is so important and inspires us to continue in creating a home from home feel. Hope to see you again in the near future! Regards Fay
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Great holiday location

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely relaxing time in Palm Villa, excellent facilities and well equpped. Our grandchildren loved the pool and we found the restaurant and staff on site very helpful, we enjoyed the food and having a quiet drink in the evening. Tavira is a beautiful town, very safe and ideal for families. The beach on Tavira Island are stunning and we all enjoyed the trip over on the boat. We had a great holiday and would definitely recommend your holiday home. Thank you very much.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had an extremely successful family holiday at Palm Villa in June this year. The Villa is spacious, comfortable and well equiped and the garden was ideal with both areas that are sunny but also plenty of shade, which we needed as the weather was very hot. We made very good use of the barbeque.

The location of the Villa in relation to the pool and restaurant on the complex could not have been better. It was barely a 50 yard walk. The pool was great. Large and pleasantly quiet.

It was also very handy having quite a large supermarket ony 5 minutes walk away - open 7 days a week. The town, which is really good, was about 15 minute walk. We also made use of the local railway station at Porta Nova where we got a train both east to the Spanish border and west into Faro.

All in all a smashing Villa and an excellent holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Faro Airport
Car: not necessary

Tavira garden just 35 minutes drive from Faro airport, and 25 minutes drive to the Spanish border. Tavira is one of the most charming & unspoilt riverside towns on the Algarvian coast. It has so many different aspects to offer, sightseeing in both Portugal and Spain with towns steeped in history, all set in spectacular scenery. An endless choice of activities includes golf, fishing, horse riding, sailing, windsurfing, cycling etc. Many of the blue flag beaches are minutes from the villa. There are many quality golf courses to choose from, the nearest is the prestigious 18 hole Benamor golf, 5 minutes drive from our home. Explore the fishing village Santa Luza and Fuesta. Practice any kind of aquatic sports from scuba diving to sailing. Tavira is a combination of culture, beach, cuisine, sun, relaxation, well being and happiness! Choose from various activities or relax in a home from home accommodation. Tavira beach (12km long) has been named one of the Top 10 beaches in the world.

Other Activities: Horse riding, bike ride, bird watching, walking, water sports etc

Golf: Our holiday home is the perfect accommodation for golfers wishing to sample the fantastic courses in the Algarve. This region is well known for having the best golfing climate and famous for some of the best golf courses in Europe. Many of the 18 hole courses are within 10-25 minutes drive from the villa and most of them welcomes non-members.

The nearest golf course is Benamor golf, ranked in the top 10 best golf course in Europe and is only 10 minutes drive from the villa. Other reputable golf courses close by are Quinta de Cima (8km) ,Quinta de Ria (8km), Castro Marim (28km).

Monte Rei golf and country club is reportedly the most exclusive and cosmopolitan development in the Algarve, (designed by Jack Nicklaus) set in acres of beautiful country side and lies between Tavira and Vila Real Santo Antonia. Monte Rei golf course is only 15km from the villa. The New Olympic training approved sports and athletics centre located between Vila Real and Monte Gorda has a stadium for track and field, soccer, archery gymnasium and tennis centre.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £200

Booking terms and conditions:
Long term letting from November to March - minimum long term letting is 4 weeks at a discount. (Please contact the owner for more details). We kindly request 25% non-refundable deposit on reservation, balance payable 8 weeks prior to arrival, together with £200 fully refundable deposit. This deposit is refundable up to 7-10 days after your stay provided the following provisions are met.
1.No damage or loss is done to the property or contents
2.No linens are lost or damage
3.All keys are returned
4.No excessive cleaning
5.Remote controls are not damage or lost
6.All rubbished are discarded and soiled dishes and pans are washed before departure
7.No charges are incurred due to pets or extra guest staying without the owners permission
8.All charges accrued during your stay ie maid service are paid before departure
9.No guest has to be evicted by our management, owner or the local law enforcement

Please not that all bank charges and fees with money transfer are payable by the holiday maker.

Changeover Day:
Arrival and departure dates are fully flexible. Normally access is from 15.00 and departure is usually about 11.00 am.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. For long term rentals of 4 weeks or more we can offer a discount. Please contact the owner.

The use of gas, water, electric and air-conditioning are included in the rental price (excluding long term rentals)

Towel/linen change and cleaning every 7 days, more changes and cleaning can be requested. The agent will charge the guest directly.
Arrivals after 18.00 hrs and at weekends attracts a fee of £20, this is deducted from your damage deposit.
Please email flight details once reservation is confirmed
A discretionary 10% is given on returning guests
One cot and one high is provided

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.