I'd love to welcome you to my bright and airy apartment. 'O Laranjal' named for the orange grove which it overlooks and the smell from whose blossoms pervade the flat in Spring.
O Laranjal which is fully licensed under the Portuguese Local Lodging system sleeps up to six adults in three bedrooms each with a double bed and there is a fold-out bed in the living room for a child or temporary guest.
O Laranjal is well supplied with everything you need to make your stay a relaxing one. It has free unlimited and hi-speed wi fi. The flat-screen TV has English, French, German, Spanish and of course Portuguese channels. My bookcase is crammed with paperbacks; mainly in English but some French, Dutch and Russian books too.
There are DVDs too and the apartment has a CD player, a DVD player and there are even board games. The flat has air-conditioning and electronic shutters throughout.
The large kitchen at O Laranjal is well-equipped with electric, oven, microwave, fridge freezer, dish-washer and washing-machine, as well as lots of cooking utensils. There are also a variety of ways for you to make your coffee in the morning so relax and have it on the balcony while enjoying the view and watching the birds. Being a bit of a coffee afficionado myself, I have a Nespresso machine, Cafetières and a drip coffee machine.
O Laranjal is a first floor property which can be accessed by a lift if need be. It is therefore suitable for the less mobile guest and there are even grab rails in the bathrooms. The lift goes up to the roof terrace too.
Unlike many of the holiday apartments in the Tavira area, O Laranjal is on the edge of the town centre, so everything is easy to reach, either on foot, using public transport or in a car. There is free parking in the vicinity. On both sides of the town you go uphill as you move away from the river so you do have to walk uphill a bit to get back to the apartment from the town centre.
O Laranjal has three balconies and a private section of roof terrace on the third floor, so it is easy to enjoy the magnificent views. On one side it overlooks an orange grove situated in the rump of an old farm, the Quinta do Caracol, on which the block of flats was built. The quinta gives its name to the part of Tavira where the apartment is located. From it's elevated position you can see out to sea from the terrace and two of the three balconies.
The apartment has three double bedrooms the master being en suite and with its own balcony. Each bedroom has plenty of storage space.
The en suite bathrooms has a bath and (shower over it), toilet and bidet the other bathroom has a shower and toilet.
The kitchen is spacious and opens out onto a terrace with a built in BBQ. A great place to eat or relax with a drink after your busy day swimming, golfing or sightseeing.
The living-dining room is open plan with access to another smaller balcony.
Tavira is a lovely small town in the Eastern Algarve with loads of history. It was first settled by the Phoenecians in the 7th Century B.C., later both the Romans and the Moors arrived.