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Luxury Duplex with BBQ Terrace and rooftop Solarium

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Minimum Stay
5 nights

About the property

Luxury Two bedroomed two bathroom duplex penthouse with BBQ terrace.

Luxurious two bedroomed two bathroom duplex penthouse apartment, ideal for summer or winter holidays. Tastefully furnished for self-catering but within a short stroll to local restaurants, shops and water front. Air-conditioned for summer; with heaters for cooler winter evenings.

The first floor has two bedrooms, one double with small balcony, one twin and bathroom. Upstairs to the kitchen, second bathroom, dining area, lounge with comfortable sofabed. Patio doors lead on to the very spacious terrace with built in barbecue. A perfect area for alfresco dining, complete with sun loungers and dining furniture. A small flight of stairs leads up to the rooftop solarium for sunbathing with panoramic views of the sea and mountains. The perfect spot to relax with a book and a glass of wine. There is a secure garage in the basement, the ideal place for brushing the sand off the children. A choice of four swimming pools all set in well maintained gardens. A quiet location yet so close to all the local amenities

Cycling : Cabanas de Tavira is on the Eastern Algarve cycle route, which is mostly off road and eventually will stretch the full length of the Algarve. We have cycled as far as the Spanish border in one direction and Barril Beach in the other. Cycles can be taken on the train free of charge which gives access to areas further afield.

Walkers and Bird Watchers: The Ria Formosa Nature Reserve is a short walk from the apartment. This world famous reserve is home to many species of birds, flora and fauna; put Ria Formosa into your search engine and prepare to be amazed. There is a newly opened cycleway and walkway from Cabanas to Tavira which takes you past the salt flats, home to some of the worlds most fantastic birds. 'On an evening walk it was a wonderful sight to see a flock of around 20 flamingos just stood watching the walkers go by'.

Relax and enjoy. : Cabanas is a delightfully relaxing village where any sense of 'urgency' simply disappears! The views to Cabanas beach across the calm crystal clear waters of the lagoon (with its brightly coloured fishing boats), really is picturesque. Choose a different place to eat every evening and enjoy the best food the algarve has to offer.

The Avenida Ria Formosa runs the length of the lagoon. The waterfront facelift in 2010 with its freshly cobbled roads and pavements makes it a safe area for the numerous cafes and restaurants. A boarded walkway runs the entire length of the Avenida (starting at the fishing port at the western end) and has seats and sunshades at intervals - great for taking in the view and listening to nothing but the water lapping around the boats!

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Keith Spencer
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
12 August, 2016

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had two wonderful weeks.

Sunny and very hot! The apartment is wonderful and very suitable for 2 grownups and two teenagers. We have lived beside each other (different wake up times) and got the best out of each other when we were all awake.

We loved the roof terrace and will recommend the apartment to all our friends in Sweden
Aug 2012
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Luxury Duplex with BBQ Terrace and rooftop Solarium
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 21 reviews

Nice stay

  • 4 of 5

Very nice apartment, beautiful terrace, a bit of a walk to the town.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Lovely comfortable stay.

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay at the Cabanas. Our family of four felt very comfortable. There was plenty of space and the air conditioning units worked beautifully. We loved walking down to the boardwalk. One day we had a nice visit to the beach by the boat ride. The little market is very convenient for last minute items. The terrace was used a lot. WE loved having our breakfast out there each morning and frozen pizzas never tasted so good as being grilled! I miss it even more as I write about it.

One nice addition would be to have some basics stocked. We found ourselves running to the market often for hand soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper, etc. It would be worth a slight increase in rent to know these items were stocked.

Overall, a comfortable stay for the right price. thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Perfect apartment and location for our Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 weeks in this fantastic apartment at the end of August/early September. The apartment is very well equipped, spacious and practical with everything we needed for our family holiday. We loved the balcony and barbecued several times during our stay. The views from the rooftop solarium were beautiful. The location is great - peaceful and yet just a short walk to the front - either to catch a water taxi to the beach or to the shops and many restaurants and bars. There are a couple of supermarkets stocking essentials and we would recommend you seek out the bakery, butcher and fishmonger which were all brilliant. We ate in several restaurants - there is a wide choice ranging from small, relaxed snack bars to more formal restaurants although even at this end of the spectrum it was still very relaxed and child friendly. All were lovely . We must also mention the takeout Piri-Piri Chicken which was so tasty and a great option after staying late on the beach.

Cabanas is a lovely resort - we didn't feel the need to explore much further than the small town and surrounding beaches. Our children loved hopping on a water taxi to the beautiful beach and pottering along the boardwalk on an evening watching the sunset was the perfect preparation for dinner. Most days we spent time around the spotlessly clean pools in the well tended gardens.

We had a very relaxing holiday - we will definitely return and perhaps consider a hiring a car for a few days to travel further afield and explore this beautiful part of the Algarve.

Great service from booking to our arrival and (sadly) our departure - HIGHLY recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home from home apartment. Lovely balcony with BBQ with the added bonus of an extra Sun terrace to watch the Portuguese Sun go down. Apartment had everything you could ask for and more ....all very clean, owners very helpful throughout booking process would defiantly recommended

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Amazing, brilliant, beautiful, perfect, luxury

  • 5 of 5

Not long returned from another brilliant holiday. We love Cabanas and have stayed at this resort and apartment for the last few years. This apartment is amazing and I have felt guilty in the past for not leaving reviews… but didn’t want everyone knowing about it!!!

However, after going this year with a group of other couples and visiting the apartments they had rented I realised what an amazing apartment this one is. Modern, uncluttered, clean, bright, high quality fixtures and furniture, very well equipped kitchen, fabulous indoor and outdoor space. This really is a great apartment.

We are a family and this resort offers everything we could wish for. The beach is beautiful and a bonus of this apartment is the garage meaning sand toys and inflatables can be dropped off keeping the apartment sand and clutter free.

The terrace is fab, lovely place to eat, enough room to wander and look at views. The sun terrace amazing but even better at night for star gazing. A new addition is the ability to access the wifi, we didn’t this year but great to have the choice.

Two bathrooms is also a bonus.

The swimming pools are brilliant, four to choose from, quiet and very well maintained. The proprietor was easy to contact and responsive to emails as always – nothing to much trouble.

This is definitely one of the best rents in Cabanas very luxurious!! We were cheeky this year and visited other lets – some advertised as luxury ….nothing in comparison to this one!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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  • 5 of 5

From initial enquiry the way Keith dealt with our booking made life easy,his responses being prompt and accurate. The meet and greet arrangement was excellent with Jane contacting us prior to departure and assisting us via telephone on arrival with regard to direction etc and then giving us a warm welcome.

The apartment itself is superb ,it is finished to a high quality and has been equipped to far exceed that of a holiday let.Even in February the balcony proved to be a sun trap and we took advantage of the barbecue .The location was ideal being a short stroll from promenade ,Cabanas has an abundance of quality eateries especially if you're a fish lover. We made the short journey into Tavira which proved to be a charming historical town again with more than enough places to eat to suit all tastes.A nice touch was on our return we received an email from Keith saying he hoped we enjoyed our stay.We have no problem in recommending this apartment and shall no doubt book it again ourselves.

Dave and Sue

  • Review Submitted: Feb 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1000 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Nearest Beach
700 Metres
Car: not necessary

Less than five minutes stroll to the water-front and lagoon with its brand new board walk, dotted with shaded seating to relax and enjoy the view. Part of the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve; a two minute ferry ride will take you to the beautiful Cabanas beach, where even in mid season you can find your own spot on the silver sand. Cabanas has plenty of restaurants selling fresh traditional dishes. Tavira is just a 10min trip away and considered by many to be the Jewel of the Algarve. A short drive to the traditional Olhao Saturday market is well worth the effort. Spain is only 20min drive down the road, add another couple of hours and find yourself in Seville or Jerez.

The coastal motorway puts the whole of the Algarve within easy reach. Cabanas itself has good supermarkets, a local morning fruit and fish market could easily tempt you to buy the mornings catch for lunch. Golf, cycling, bird-watching, walking, fishing, tennis, water sports and a boules club all available locally.

Golf: 7 golf courses between 5 and 25 min. drive away

Benamor: The hills of Barrocal play host to Benamor's superb golf course, from which you can enjoy some of the most spectacular mountain views along the Algarve. The course was officially opened in 2000 and was based an orginal design by Sir Henry Cotton.

Colina Verde: An executive 9-hole course is hidden away in the country between Olhão and Tavira.

Quinta da Ria: A Championship course, designed by Rocky Roquemore, which takes advantage of both the beautiful natural setting and the blue sea at its southern boundary.

Quinta de Cima: This Championship standard course is the new sister course to Quinta da Ria.

Castro Marim: The Atlantic course is the first 18 hole Championship layout to be created at the exclusive Castro Marim Golf & Country Club. Since its inception, the Atlantic has established itself as a firm favourite with regular visitors to the Algarve's East and is without doubt one of the regions premier locations.

Monte Rei: is a new development of the highest quality and has been created with the aim of establishing itself as one of the most exclusive in the Iberian Peninsula..

Quinta do Vale: This 18 hole course was specially designed by Severiano Ballesteros to attract golfers of every level and will be a strong candidate for hosting future International Championships.


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Fees No additional mandatory fees

A 25% deposit is required to secure booking, the balance payable 45days before holiday. The price is fully inclusive of all linen, gas, electric, water, air-conditioning and heating. The apartment will be cleaned ready for your arrival and again when you leave.

Clients may make payment in Euros by bank transfer to our Portuguese bank account, or by cheque or bank transfer in sterling, details on

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Cabanas de Tavira in Algarve

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom one is on the first floor and the shower room on the second floor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • One double bedded room and one twin bedded room on the first floor with bathroom. The second floor lounge has a comfortable sofa bed with a second floor shower room and toilet making it ideal for extra guests. All have electric shutters and fly screens at the windows. The accommodation is ideal for families or couples.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Key access to four gated swimming pools set in lovely well maintained gardens. The private rooftop solarium means access to all day sunshine. Everything for a family holiday or couples looing for a relaxing break. Any items, found in the garage, are for the owners use only and not available for guests use as we cannot accept any liability.

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