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Modern 2 bed apartment very close to beach - Cabanas, near Tavira and Golf

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2 to max.6

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.

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Trevor Bending or Georgina Wright
Member since: 2003
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
14 January, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

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.
Apr 2013
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

Modern 2 bed apartment very close to beach - Cabanas, near Tavira and Golf
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Ayr / Ayrshire

Our Holiday in June

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks to Tom and Kay for this review. We do try to provide everything you will need. (Though TV is not one of them!). Whilst Cabanas may not be quite everyone's cup of tea, it does have great appeal for many, especially the Portuguese from Lisbon, and some English families and couples visit year after year. We will provide a list of local restaurants as some are very good and give excellent value for money. We look forward to trying the Cabanas Brasserie ourselves - as soon as we find it open! Local supermarket prices are higher as you might expect on the Algarve coast but won't break the bank unless you try and stock up on Kellogg's or PG Tips! Pingo Doce in Tavira is also very good. The local transport, especially the trains, are indeed a good way of getting around. See you here soon. Trevor and Georgie.
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The apartment and Cabanas suited us perfectly

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for this Cath and Paul. Sorry about the weather! It is a bit unpredictable in March. Very pleasant this week at the end of March. Look forward to welcoming you again if you decide on another visit. Trevor and Georgina
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Ivy Cottage, Spring Lane, Thrupp, Stroud, GL5 2DT

Review of our holiday apartment in December 2010

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 28, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you for your review Martin. We will have to think again about the TV and extra armchair question! I suppose this is more important in the winter. The local ferry to the outer beach doesn't run between November and March. I'm uncertain whether the 'Golden Club' ferry at the other end of the beach is still available in the winter as it used to be but will investigate this next time I'm there. I'm glad the bird-watching went well - Cabanas is pretty good for this, perhaps especially in the winter. Trevor and Georgina
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Jones - Cambridgshire

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Scottish Borders

Cabanas Holiday

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you for this Bill and Gwen. Whilst we rarely get the chance to meet our visitors, we are always very happy to 'welcome you back' for another special holiday. Whether you already know the region, have been to our apartment before, or are planning your first visit to Portugal, 'Bem Vindo!' Best wishes Trevor and Georgina
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Nearest Airport
48 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
19 Kilometres
Vila Real do Santo Antonio
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
IP1 Tavira
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Car: recommended

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.


Prices & Availability

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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!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Cabanas de Tavira in Algarve

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 1 double, 1 twin
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Very comfortable accomodation, very well equipped with high quality white cotton sheets and bath and hand towels changed weekly. On first floor (no lift) so suitable for fit elderly persons, small push-chair but not infirm or wheelchair. Local contact and support available. For local booking in Cabanas, telephone Una on 00+351 965 321591 (mobile).

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