Cabanas Golf Luxury Apartment
House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
A luxury 2 bed apartment in a private complex set amongst private landscaped gardens and shared pool, all of which are secured by a lockable gate to make the apartments truly private. The apartment is located on the ground floor having easy access to the pool and lounger area, and has a beautiful, large terrace complete with table, chairs and parasol.
The spacious apartment is furnished to a very high standard to make your stay truly comfortable and features an open plan lounge/dining area containing a sofa and sofa bed to sleep 2 people, dining table and chairs, tv and storage.
The main bedroom has a kingsize bed and dressing table with a large ensuite with bath and overhead shower. The second bedroom has two single beds and large wardrobe space and is directly opposite the main bathroom with shower.
The kitchen is fitted with a cooker, dishwasher, fridge freezer and microwave and has a small utility area adjacent, housing washing machine.
Full air conditioning is fitted throughout and is individually controlled in each room.
This location is perfectly suited to couples and families, and the ground floor location also ensures easy access for any elderly guests.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro, Nearest railway: Conceicao|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Air conditioning, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
The Algarve region
This eastern end of the Algarve is also easy to explore by train as the railway line runs virtually along the coast from Faro to Vila Real de Santo António and with a station at Conceição (about 1km from the centre of Cabanas) you can visit Tavira, Luz, Fuseta, Olhão and Faro to the west and Cacela, Monte Gordo and Vila Real de Santo António to the east. It's certainly a cheap way to travel and as the saying goes 'let the train take the strain'! The train line runs all the way to Lagos at the western end, but there is a about a thirty to forty minute wait at Faro.
With the Ria Formosa on the 'door step' it is certainly worth taking a boat trip around the marshes and lagoons that make up the nature reserve and visit some of the ilhas along the seaward edge. If, for any reason, you don't like boats you can still cross to one of the sandspit ilhas and get a view of the Ria Formosa by getting a tourist train from Pedras d'el Rei, just west of Santa Luzia, that goes across the marshes of the Ria Formosa to Praia do Barril, a beach in the middle of the Ilha de Tavira.
Cabanas de Tavira
Cabanas is situated some 7km east of Tavira, at the beginning of the lagoons of the Ria Formosa Natural Reserve.
Cabanas is a delightfully 'chilling' place where any sense of 'urgency' simply disappears! The view across the calm, crystal clear waters of the lagoon to the beach, with brightly coloured fishing boats along the waters edge, really is picturesque.
The Avenida Ria Formosa runs the length of the lagoon and since the waterfront facelift in 2010 there are parking bays along the front and most of it is one way which has eased the traffic problem considerably! With freshly cobbled roads and pavements there is safely room for the numerous cafes and restaurants to have tables outside and it is very picturesque. 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!
At the eastern end there is a shady area, frequented by campervans and just beyond.... green fields and trees and a 17th century fort! It's surprising what you find when you explore! The fort, São João da Barra , was originally built in 1656 by Conde Val de Reis. It has since been restored and is now privately owned.
Boats or 'water taxis' go to the beach in Cabanas. The beach of Ilha de Cabanas is just a short boat trip across the waters of the lagoon..in fact it is possible to swim across! Luckily there are also several water taxis along the front running frequent crossings to the ilha! The water taxis not only go to the beach but also further afield to Tavira, Ilha de Tavira and Santa Luzia and run day and night (although there is a supplementary charge between 9pm and 8am).
Cabanas has all the facilities you need on holiday. There are a couple of banks, a market and several small shops for your grocery items. A "papelaria" on the front, opposite the water taxis to the beach, has bikes for hire and is an agency for excursions as well as car rental (if you are able to tear yourself away!).
To the west of Cabanas lies the 'Octopus Capital' of the Algarve - Santa Luzia! In latter years the fishermen of the village turned their talents wholeheartedly to catching octopus and to this end lower clay pots to the sea bed in the shallower waters to lure the octopus in. Octopus is considered quite a delicacy although it can be an acquired taste!
Take a visit to the beautiful historic town of Tavira from Cabanas!
If you can summon up the energy to leave Cabanas for an hour or two to explore a little further, then a visit to Tavira is a must. It is probably the most attractive town in the Algarve and despite the increasing numbers of tourists who visit is still very much a Portuguese town. The riverside near the market building, with it's outside cafés and garden area, is always a good place to stop awhile and watch the world go by and if churches are of interest to you, then be prepared to spend some time as there more than a dozen in Tavira!
Take a walk up to the castle (originally Moorish in origin but rebuilt during the 13th century) and you can get a really good view across the town and the 'tesouro' (pyramid shaped) roof tops. The beach of Ilha de Tavira is just a short boat trip away from the town where you feel as if you have arrived at your very own desert island as the white sands stretch into the distance.
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