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Lovely Romantic Town House in cobbled streets of Tavira's historic Old Town

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Light & airy, 4 bedroom, spacious outside areas, in cobbled streets near Castle

This is a beautifully designed light & airy house, ideal for holiday rental, from spring time to autumn, though the summer months are most popular. This well equipped, romantic house is situated in the cobbled streets in Tavira's historic old town. It is a few minutes walk through these beautiful streets to the town square and river Gilao and a stone's throw from the castle and churches that Tavira is famous for. The house has four bedrooms, two bathrooms a spacious lounge and well equipped kitchen. Its three pleasant outside areas on three different levels offer opportunities for alfresco dining and sunbathing as well as having views over Tavira's roof tops to the surrounding countryside. The stunning 14km long beach is within walking distance .

Inside the house, ground floor: The house is tiled in terracotta throughout, and has white walls, dark wood and high ceilings, evoking traditional Portuguese style. However it only fifteen years old and has been skilfully designed to meet the needs of modern living.

The front door opens into a hallway which runs to the garden at the back of the house. Both bathrooms and three bedrooms, plus the stairs lead off the hall. The first bedroom (9sq metres) is a nice room with bunk beds and a large wardrobe built into the wall, is ideal for children. At the end of the corridor are two larger bedrooms (11 sq metres & 12 sq metres) the larger has two single beds which (with a mattress topper, kingsized sheets and duvet - all provided) can be pushed together to make a very large double bed if required. It has a large wardrobe and a door to the garden. The other bedroom (pictured) has a kingsize bed, large wardrobe built into the wall and French windows that open into the garden.

The bathrooms are tiled in traditional s

First floor: The stairs from the hallway open into a large open plan sitting/dining area. On this level is the large balcony (12 sq metres) which has two doors leading back into the living area making it an outside extenion to this area and ideal for eating out as the kitchen is also on his level, next to one of the doors to the balcony. It is furnished, amongst other things, with two large sofas (one a sofa bed) large dining table, and TV

The roof is of the traditional pointy Portuguese type (pictured) and the ceilings beneath each peaked roof section go to the very top maybe 20ft high giving a very airy feel to the first floor. The kitchen which leads of the living area has a vaulted ceiling of its own as does the small bedroom which leads off the kitchen (seven sq metres, 1 single bed desk & wardrobe) and has two windows looking over the cobbled streets.

The kitchen is well stocked with as much cuttlery, crockery, glasswear & cooking utensils (all modern & matching) as could possibly be ne

Outside: The walled garden (29 sq meters) has a door leading to the street and is reached from the house by the two large bedrooms. It is pleasantly planted and decorated and the bougainvillia is spectacular. It has a steel table and matching chairs (pictured) and is a particularly romantic spot.

On the first floor the balcony looks over the town and is furnished with a table and chairs. A staircase leads from here to the roof terrace.

The large roof terrace (about 15 sq metres, pictured) is ideal for sunbathing. It gets the sun all day and is ideal for an evening drink, when the birds do aerobatics and the sun can be seen sinking over the horizon. It is furnished with another table, chairs and two nice sunloungers

The property is licensed with ref 1335/AL

More Details

Ingeburg Schroeder
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, German, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 April, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Tavira in Municipality of Tavira

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , Can be an doble bedroom with XL matress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Bunkbeds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 3 deck chairs
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
In the lounge we have a nice Sony stereo, TV and DVD. There are a lot of books, mostly novels written in English. There are some CDs burnt from my own collection, quite a variety stuff including some Jazz, Van Morrison and some collections, about 40 in total. Also there are quite a lot of DVDs mostly free ones that came with newspapers and magazines, but none the less watchable. Newly installed WI-Fi router


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Lovely Romantic Town House in cobbled streets of Tavira's historic Old Town
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews
York, UK

Nice house in central Tavira

  • 4 of 5

This house is centrally located in Tavira, and is walking distance into the town centre. It was more than big enough for ourselves and our toddler, although probably not perfect for young children as there are a lot of stairs and terraces. When we arrived there was still rubbish in the bin from the last renters (mainly newspapers) and we had to turn both the fridge and the hot water on (which meant we couldn't use the shower or bath our first night there - a bit inconvenient with a young child). We loved walking around the centre of Tavira, and would recommend trying the market (out towards the beach) for buying supplies, as it was much cheaper than the shops in town. Overall a lovely place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2008
  • Date of Stay: May 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, its the first one we've had. We're glad you had a nice time. We use a local firm to take care of cleaning, changing towels/linen and any maintenance issues that may arise. We have told them about the un-emptied bin and that the fridge and hot water weren't on when you arrived. Hopefully these problems won't arise in future. You are right to recommend the market, not only is it good value but it is a fun place to shop with a wealth of fresh produce of every description. On the other side of the river, more or less opposite the market, but a bit closer to the center is Pingo Dolce a good supermarket which can actually be cheaper than the market for some things. Close to our house, is a tiny shop which amazingly sells virtually everything and there is a Lidle which is closer than Pingo Dolce though not so nice.
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Excellent location and very well equipped. Comfortable and homely.

  • 5 of 5

Very relaxing. Extremely lucky with the weather. Tavira is a fascinating town and we hope to return and see more of it in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Three lovely terraces

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable house, with three lovely terraces for sun or shade at different times of day. Nice cool bedrooms downstairs and the house is very well equipped. The house management was very helpful and friendly.

Nice easy walk to the centre of town and to the beach ferry. Good food market further up from the ferry, the best place to buy gifts to take home. Restaurant Castelo, quite near the house, worth a visit, but book early! Really enjoyable stay, we recommend it highly.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house and great location

  • 5 of 5

This was a great house for a family of 4 (all adults) with plenty of room and a selection of outside areas. It was just a few minutes walk from the centre of Tavira and there were places nearby as well. We came by taxi so not sure what you would do if you had a car to park. Definitely recommended

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Pretty Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My perfect holiday is one where I can relax in a beautiful, spacious and peaceful house yet am in the heart of somewhere quirky and interesting to potter around during the day. I also want some great little restaurants and bars for the evening, throw in some live music and I'm in heaven- so Tavira was perfect for me! When I've only got a week's holiday I like to leave the driving and the rushing around behind and truly relax.

The house was just what we needed, delicously cool inside with it's gorgeous heavy wooden shutters, but I loved the pretty little sunny balconies - different ones for different parts of the day's sunshine! A great way to start the day was breakfast bought fresh from the market, sitting up on the rooftop overlooking the town. The fresh orange juice made from these portuguese oranges has the best flavour I've had anywhere!

Tavira has the best of both worlds, it's a pretty historic town lost in time, yet has a great cafe culture and some fabulous restaurants and bars for the evening. If you don't fancy doing anything but depositing yourself here in Tavira for a week you wouldn't be bored, particularly if you like pottering around exploring little backstreets, sampling the cafe culture and supping a little vinho verde in the sunshine (this quickly became my daily ritual...) If you do have itchy feet to explore then hiring a car means there are so many places to visit - both beautiful beaches and bustling towns.

I would thoroughly recomment a visit.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2013
  • Date of Stay: April 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location in a Gem of a Town

  • 5 of 5

Tavira is a charming old town, more upmarket than some of the other towns in the area we have stayed in.

The house is ideally situated in the old town, just a couple of minutes from the castle and a little further to the restaurants on the riverside. A 10 minute walk in the opposite direction brings you to the rail station and a Lidl supermarket.

The house was perfect for our stay, bedrooms on the ground floor led into a walled courtyard garden with hibiscus and bourgainvilleas, just perfect for a G&T in the evening.

Next floor had a lounge and though we thought we would miss satelite TV it was a pleasant change to have a break from the news.

The outside top terrace was ideal for sunbathing though it does get very hot.

Emma, the agent was extremely helpful, always available to give advice or

organise taxis for the airport.

If you like towns that are not full of tourists this would be an ideal choice.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2012
  • Date of Stay: September 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Tavira is the most beautiful and romantic town in the Algarve. Our house is in the historic centre, near the castle which overlooks the town. Tavira is famous for its pastel-coloured buildings, old churches and the lovely roman bridge that crosses the river Gilao which bisects the town and reflects the beautiful architecture. On either side of the river, as well as in the cobbled back streets behind it are dozens of patisseries, bars and restaurants specializing in the locally caught seafood. The 14km long beach can be reached on foot or by bus/boat from town

The stunning Ilha de Tavira beach is about a kilometer out of town, reached by a 5 min ferry ride it has bars and restaurants but is so long that it is never overcrowded. With beaches facing inland as well as facing the ocean you can enjoy calm water or big waves.Nearby towns such as Santa Luzia, Cabanas and Fuzeta are well worth a visit. The Spanish boarder is about half an hours drive away, as are the mountains behind Tavira.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Tavira, Algarve

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
April-May 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
June 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July-August 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Ôctober 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
November 2018-March 2019
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Please note we will charge for electricity, based on meter reading on arrival and departure, during the periods 1st November - 31st March.

Whilst we ask for a minimum stay of one week, we will consider shorter periods.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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