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Charming Holiday Villa with Pool, Close to Beach & Village

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Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Tavira - VILLA BIANCA

3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Open Living Area & Outside Securely Gated

VILLA BIANCA is a 3 bedroom house situated in a peaceful residential area, just a short walk away from the fishing village of Cabanas. The main living area has a lounge/diner, UK & Portuguese TV channels and DVD player. A kitchenette is tucked away to one corner and is so cleverly designed that despite its size, is well equipped! There are 2 twin bedrooms at the rear of the house and leading off from the lounge is the master bedroom with double bed and en suite shower room. The villa grounds are entirely secure and gated with room for a car if required. The biggest surprise is the pool which is uniquely designed facing the house and is not visible from the outside pathway - it has to be seen to be believed! Alongside the pool are sun beds and a shaded dining area perfect for 'al-fresco dining'. There is a traditional brick BBQ at the rear of the house. This is an ideal house for couples, friends and families.

The beautiful town of tavira: When staying in this accommodation a visit to the beautiful town of Tavira is essential! You will not fail to be enthralled by its unspoiled charm, character and tranquility. As you wander along the cobbled streets, you'll see an abundance of history dating as far back as 2000BC. A Roman bridge links the 2 parts of the town across the River Gilao, its sides decorated with traditional old bars and restaurants where you can relax and enjoy a peaceful drink or meal. Horse drawn carriages and a small train operate around the town and are perfect for sightseeing and enjoying the peaceful atmosphere. The many churches (37 in total), the town castle and the typical fisherman's harbor leading to the River Formosa Natural Park are all places to visit, along with the wonderful daily market selling fresh home grown produce. Tavira Island and its wonderful beach is accessible by ferry boat from the town and offers excellent facilities with a wonderful holiday atmosphere.

Beach and other things to see and do: As a natural island separated from the mainland by the River Formosa,the Beach is reached by catching a small water taxi from the harbor. facilities are offered including snack bars, sun beds for hire and a wonderful holiday atmosphere amongst golden sands and the Atlantic Ocean. By traveling a little further afield there are a good range of things to do for everyone. For nature lovers, forest walks, cruises along the River Guadiana or nature trails along the Ria Formosa Reserve where bird watching is in abundance! Traveling West there are some excellent shopping centers in Faro and Ghia as well as the famous Water Parks and Zoo Marine all easily reached by car or by day trip coach. The Spanish border town of Ayamonte is approx 25 km by car, where the delights of another country can be sampled along with wine, Tapas and shopping. Ayamonte can also be reached by ferry from Vila Real. Seville is about 170km away, and budding historians may enjoy Castro Marim Castle

Golf: This is perfect accommodation for golfers wishing to sample the excellent courses situated in the Eastern Algarve. Within a 20km radius there are 7 courses to choose from. Benamor and the 2 Quintas (Ria and Cima) are the most popular and can be reached within several minutes. The prestigious new course of Monte Rei designed by Jack Nicklaus now has its first 18 holes open and is continuing in its development to the second phase offering the height of golfing luxury - although a costly experience, this is a real treat for golfing fanatics wishing to experience a little high life! Traveling only 10kms further on towards Spain, the challenging course of Castro Marim, along with its famous country club comes highly recommended and just on the border are the Costa Esuri and Quinta do Vale courses now growing in popularity. We can organize a full golfing package with 1 price per head with play at a selection of these courses, car hire and rental of this property.(Flights not included)

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Rachel Robinson
Speaks English, Portuguese
Calendar last updated:
22 October, 2016
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based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

Charming Holiday Villa with Pool, Close to Beach & Village
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Wonderful and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from staying at this villa, the photos don't do it justice the pool was great and well maintained, the villa was clean and very peacefull. The rep Joanne was very pleasant and any questions she was just a phone call away, an asset to your company, there were many good restaurants all with in about a 10 minute walk, will use this company again

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Villa for a Relaxing Holiday

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have just returnedfrom a two week stay at this this lovely villa. It is in a very nice quiet residential area, the pool and gardens are private with high gates and hedges. The villa is very comfortable, with a small kitchenette with a large fridge, microwave and 4 ring hob, toaster & kettle. There is a cool box, which is great for picnics, with ice blocks in the freezer, (nice touch) The pool & surrounding area are very nice and there is also a roof terrace with more sunbeds if you want to get away from the pool. The main bedroom with en-suite is exceptionally nice, a good size, light and airy. The air conditioning is a real bonus, it was very hot when we were there and could not have coped without it. Wi-fi also very useful. We will definitely return

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Loved it!!!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed as two couples and our son and had a lovely holiday, the villa and pool were just as advertised on the website. Very well located for sightseeing and trips to Cabanas beach or out into Cabanas to eat of an evening. We hired a car to go out of a day time but the location of the villa meant we could walk into Cabanas of an evening to eat and everyone could enjoy their meal and a drink without any worries. Our favourite restaurant was Saboras da Ria, very good value for money and a lovely atmosphere. We have been to the Tavira region a number of times and loved it but this villa was absolutely great because of the location, having it's own pool and the number of bathrooms and a washing machine. We will definitely stay here again and Smartavillas were great.

When our kids were little they loved getting the little boat over to the beach where there is miles of golden sand, parasols and sun beds (not cheap I have to say) and a beach bar.

This villa is suitable for all age groups.

Visiting Tavira is a must, a beautiful and traditional town with the River Gilao running through it, village squares, a castle. It was very quiet in May when we visited but in August it is bustling. My favourite restaurants to eat of an evening are Brisa da Rio, tables spilling out onto the street and Aquasul on the same little cobbled street. For somewhere cheap to eat try Adonis over by Mama Mia, they do pizza, pasta, salads and it's very cheap, a little pony and trap give rides up and down the street. When we have been in August there is also free entertainment in the Praca da Republica such as bands and ballroom dancing. I could go on and on............

The only complaint one of our party had was the lack of wifi but there are plenty of bars where you can get online.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review we are glad that you enjoyed the villa so much! Following on from your feedback we have now added a WIFI facility to the villa. We hope to see you again soon!
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Nearest Airport
1 Kilometres
Cabanas Beach Island
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Wide Choice in Cabanas Village
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
100 Metres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Exit 16 Tavira
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Wide Choice in Cabanas Village
Car: not necessary

Cabanas is a small and pretty fishing village and is not overcrowded with tourists. It remains largely unspoilt and has a friendly, family atmosphere. The whole village can be leisurely strolled, from end to end, in around 30 minutes and has an excellent choice of restaurants, bars and cafes catering for all tastes - most of which are along the sea front capturing the day time sunshine. For smaller budgets and a taste of the real Algarve, there are also a number of traditional bars and Tascas serving typical Portuguese meals in the back streets at very reasonable prices! The village has 2 good supermarkets with a range of fresh produce and there is also a daily market, butchers and bakers. There are relatively few gifts shops, but in the height of summer, there are stalls selling handcrafted goods. Cabanas is not a destination for those seeking activity and night life - the atmosphere is generally relaxed and is perfect for socializing, relaxing and dining. Good bus/rail links.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Tavira, Tavira region

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
November to March
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

• The rental price includes cleaning on departure
• Bed Sheets and Towels are provided and will be changed during visits of more than 1 week.
• Changeover days are flexible
• Normal check in time is 16.00h and you will be greeted on arrival. Checkout time is 10.00h
• These times will only be applied if absolutely necessary and we will accommodate arrival and departure as fully as possible

• The advertised rates are for the property, per week. Payment is preferred in the specified currency
• A 20% deposit is required to secure the reservation with the balance payable 8 weeks prior to arrival
• A refundable damages deposit of £200/E is requested on arrival
• Travel Cots and Highchairs are provided with a charge for delivery and hire

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Tavira in Algarve

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite to Master
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite Twin
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , House Bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Ensuite
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • tennis
There are 2 steps from the main entrance into the lounge area There are 2 steps from the master bedroom to the en suite bathroom

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