|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
We really enjoyed our stay at in this house.The house is in the old part of Tavira but within walking distance of the shops and restaurants .An ideal position.
The house was a real surprise. Spacious and well equipped there was nothing we needed that was not there. We chose the garden bedroom where we sat to have our morning cup of tea, but we particularly enjoyed eating out on the middle balcony and sun bathing on the roof terrace.
Tavira is so interesting and we enjoyed exploring it and the surrounding areas. We also liked visiting the many varied restaurants during the time we were staying there. In fact we had a wonderful holiday and can thoroughly recommend this house to stay in.
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.
|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.