|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Modern, well-furnished two bedroom apartment (one double, one twin with double sofa-bed in living room) in quiet location (cul-de-sac) 2 minutes (walk) from beach in Cabanas. Near to Benamor golf course and convenient for trains, car and road to Spain. 3 miles from Tavira, 45 minutes from Faro airport; sea view from terrace. On first floor. Excellent blue-flag sandy beaches with all facilities (2 minute boat trip from town beach). Cabanas is a lovely fishing village with restaurants, bars, local supermarkets and supplies - Everything you need within a few minutes walk.
Ideal for couples or young family. Most of our bookings are repeats from clients who come year after year and we stress the proximity to the waterfront and the accuracy of our description. A car is recommended but not essential.
The Eastern Algarve, Faro and Spain:: The Eastern Algarve contains the Ria Formosa Natural Park and is an area of rolling hills, dunes and sand bars. Popular with the Portuguese, Dutch and Scandinavians, there are also quite a few British visitors and residents. Faro airport is only 45 minutes away.
Spain: Ayamonte (25 minutes car, 1 hour by train/ferry) is an attractive town. The Spanish resorts lie just beyond and extend to the Cota Doñana national park via Huelva and the ports of Columbus. Seville is a 150km but very fast drive (80-90 mins) on the motorway. Jerez is about 2 and a half hours and Cadiz, Ronda and the Costa del Sol 3-4 hours. River trips up the Guadiana between Spain and Portugal can be taken from Vila Real or Ayamonte.
Apart from the beach in Cabanas, there are numerous other beaches and resorts within easy reach, by car/public transport, in Spain, the East and West Algarve, and on the numerous islands including Tavira. The 'town' beach in Faro (just behind the airport) is well worth a visit (bus/car).
Tavira, Conceiçaõ and Cabanas:: Tavira: Historic and beautiful town with numerous churches and monuments also has excellent shopping facilities and many restaurants, cafés and bars. The Ilha Tavira beaches are a short boat-trip. The town is easily reached from Cabanas by car (4-5 miles, 10 minutes), bus or train (10 minutes), or taxi (5-7 Euro).
The turning right for Cabanas, 5 km (3 miles) east of Tavira, is off the N125 at Conceiçaõ opposite the Benamor golf course. From here it is just over a mile to the front at Cabanas which has numerous restaurants, cafés and bars, shops and a small supermarket with another at Conceiçaõ. Town beach is under 2 mins. walk from the apartment. The boats from here to the Atlantic beaches (2 minutes to cross the lagoon, 4 minute walk to the Atlantic) run every few minutes Mar-Oct. A boat also runs in winter.
Golf, sailing and other activities:: Sir Henry Cotton's Benamor golf course is 2 km (just over a mile) from the apartment to the north of the N125 at Conceiçaõ. Other courses are nearby at Quinta da Ria (2 miles, 2 courses with Quinta de Cima), Castro Marim (15 miles), with further courses within an hours drive in Spain and the Western Algarve. We recommend advance booking from 44 Euro (Benamor) or 26 euros (Castro Marim mid-summer) per round through Manor Houses of Portugal.
Tavira plays host to European championship and international sailing events most summers with a sailing club at Quatro Aguas (Tavira front) and marinas within easy reach at Vila Real and Ayamonte.
We had an absolutely fantastic stay at Cabanas and your flat. The weather showed it self from its nicest self: sun and 25C. We were swimming every day (except one from heavy winds) and eating a lot of fish. Our two young daughters were enthrilled to have an early summer, that came out of nowhere since we walked on ice at a frozen lake in the beginning of april. We also enjoyed the shifts in tide and observed loads of animals. Your flat was well equipped for our family and situated perfectly close to the shore. We can only recommend your flat and this corner of Portugal - even the mountains are close at hand.
Just back from our holiday in Cabanas.....
Many thanks to Trevor's agents, John and Una for their welcome - and all the information given.
Trevor and Georgina's apartment is superbly equipped - we've been booking self catering apartments for many years - but have never experienced one as good as this. Whether your preference is to hit the beach, or stay in and cook a meal or bake some fairy cakes - the contents of the apartment will facilitate this (no kidding!). A two minute walk will take you to the nearest ferry crossing to the sand spit - a gorgeous beach on the windward side, where you can either join the madding crowd on the sun beds next to a beach bar, or walk a little further for total privacy.
On personal reflection, we found the town of Cabanas not to be our cup of tea....it lacks character, and has no heart to it. The restuarants are more like cafeterias / snack bars, although we had a couple of lovely meals in the Cabanas Brasserie. Don't be put off with the surroundings - it sits in the centre of a new apartment block - but there you'll find a lovely English chef who is married to a local man. They will make you very welcome, and the meals are beautiful.
There is a fantastic train service to places like Tavira or Olhao besides Faro itself, or in the other direction to Monte Gordo etc. Don't be afraid to use the train service -everyone is extremely helpful - and it's much cheaper than the bus. (You pay on board.)
If you have a car then go along to Cacela Velha and Fabrica - and there you will see the unspoilt real Algarve.
Avoid the UP supermarkets in Cabanas - prices are a total rip off. Get yourself along to one of the nearby Lidl supermarkets (right next to the train station in Tavira or head for Villa Real, take the second turn right for Monte Gordo and it's on your right) and get stocked up for your holiday - prices are a fraction of what you'll pay in Cabanas.
Most of all have a lovely holiday!
Just back from a two week stay in Cabanas which we thoroughly enjoyed. The apartment was as described and its proximity to the "seafront" and the water taxis to the beach just what we wanted. We also appreciated how good the shower was, powerful and with instant hot water.
Throughout the booking pricess, Trevor and Georgina could not have been more helpful and answered all the questions we put to them. Also, an issue that arose during our stay was quickly and satisfactorily resolved by Trevor when it was brought to his attention.
Cabanas itself is a very pretty village with no buildings taller then three storeys. Such as it is, most of the action takes place on the main seafront street with a few restaurants a street or two behind. If your taste is for seafood you will not be disappointed and If I had to recommend a restaurant, it would be Retaurante Monteiro which is conveniently close to the apartment, Their portions are tasty, huge and good value. It is undeservedly low down in the Trip Advisor ratings, but only I think because it has so few reviews. The restaurant "A Grelha" also deserves a mention. In general however, we did find all the restaurants to be of similar quality and their prices within a euro or two for main courses.
If you do have a car and want a beach with no ferry ride, we found the one at Cabeco to be the nicest. A 15 to 20 minute drive on the road to Monte Gordo will take you to it.
For food shopping, the Continente hypermarket in Tavira is definitely the best place to go to. Turning left at the first Tavira roundabout on the road from Cabanas will get you to it.
For cyclists, the hire shop on the main road into Cabanas is the best value. €6 a day for a bike which includes a helmet and lock. The bike track from Cabanas to Tavira through salt flats is safe and delightful.
If a holiday in a quieter resort is what you want, Cabanas is definitely a place to consider and if you want to be close to the front in an apartment that is better value than most and as described, Trevor and Georgina's is the place to stay. If we had to suggest improvements, a comfier sofa would be top of the list but what there is is adequate, and we have no hesitation in recommending the property to a couple or a young family.
We very much enjoyed our time in the apartment (The only disappointment was the weather!)
The location is excellent, near the sea front and the surrounding area very pleasant. We would love to go again but maybe in the warmer weather of summer. We also appreciated the friendly welcolme of Una and John who were very helpful upon our arrival.
Great value for money
We really enjoyed our stay at Trevor and Geoginas apartment in Cabanas.
The apartment was well situated, on the edge of cabanas, near the the sea front, and a short distance to country walks. It was well equiped with a full-size kitchen, two good bedrooms, and a sunny balcony. We did miss a television though, and another comfortable chair in the living room would be nice.
Cabanas has narrow streets and small shops, and is authenticly Portugese.There is a supermarket, and a good selection of bars and resturants. The new development is mainly to the west, well away from the apartment. As perhaps could be expected, Cabanas ( and the Algarve) was extreemly quiet in December, with locals outnumbering tourists, a situation we were happy with, but might not suit all.
For people without transport, Cabanas is ideal, with inexpensive trains to Tavira, Faro, and the Spanish border, with the station 20 minutes away.There are also buses to Tavira from a nearby stop.
We didnt go to the beach, ferries didnt apear to be opperating in the winter- but there were lots of walks that more than compensated for this. Bird watching was excellent!
To sum up, the apartment is ideal for those that enjoy walking, self catering, and experiencing the "real" Algarve.
Trevor and Gerogina's apartment is in a quiet location close to the crossing to the beach which is perfect. It is a very well built and spacious apartment with a security door. Description of this apartment was accurate. Customer service was very good as well
Agents Una and John could not be faulted and were very helpful. Apartment was kept very clean with white sheets and thick white towels
Cabanas Sea Front - A vast improvement with decking and lights as well as cobbled roads and paths. A Fonte restaurant is a favourite of ours serving various fresh fish dishes as well as a varied menu
We would recommend this apartment to friends or relatives and would be happy to return as we love Cabanas as it is very relaxing. Tavira is a good place to visit also
This has been our third visit to Trevor and Georgina's apartment. Once again apartment well presented, with a warm welcome from Una. Food, weather and fishing spot on. This apartment is placed in a quiet street, the ferry across the lagoon to the great beach is just a minutes walk away. We will certainly be back.
The apartment is 150 metres from the lagoon beach in Cabanas but not on the sea front road which can be busy in August. The fishing village of Cabanas is convenient for beaches, golf, trains (1km), Tavira (5kms), Faro and day-trips to Spain including Seville and the Guadiana river (boat trips).
Cabanas is easy to get to just off the N125 between Faro and Spain. Apart from Faro, it is also possible to fly to Seville or Jerez in Spain or Lisbon which is just 3 hours on the motorway. Cabanas has many local charms and its main beach is based on a sand bar forming part of the Ria Formosa Natural Park. The blue flag standard beach is 5 minutes from the apartment. There are great stretches of unspoilt sand and dunes and also modern facilities expected for all families. Restaurants, WCs, sun loungers & shades are all available in the summer season (from June).
Other Activities: beach-combing, bird-watching, river trips
Golf: Sir Henry Cotton's Benamor golf course is 2 km (just over a mile) from the apartment to the north of the N125 at Conceiçaõ. Other courses are nearby at Quinta da Ria (2 miles, 2 courses with Quinta de Cima), Castro Marim (15 miles), with further courses within an hours drive in Spain and the Western Algarve. We recommend advance booking from 44 Euro (Benamor) or 26 euros (Castro Marim mid-summer) per round through Manor Houses of Portugal.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£100|
Rates are now quoted for 1-2 persons (1-2 beds). For 3-4 persons (2/3 beds) ADD 25% except summer peak when add 15%. For 5-6 persons (4 beds) ADD £120 per week (£100 winter). Ask for details of long term lets. £50 or 10% deposit required to confirm booking. 2 weeks or more, deduct 10% from whole booking. Early/2 week discounts - upto 20%. Quote calculator useless - email owner for the real deal!