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Cabanas Beach Apartment

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming Pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Car not necessary
  • Nearest beach 0.3km

Cabanas Beach apartment is on the ground floor - ideal for small children - with large terrace leading directly to the pool and sunbathing area. Two spacious double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite) and luxurious leather corner sofa unit in the lounge which doubles as a sofa bed. The large kitchen is fully equipped with fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave and washing machine.

The apartment is just a two minute walk from the traffic free esplanade, quiet and peaceful it is within easy reach of all amenities, yet only 10 minutes from the larger picturesque town of Tavira. The bus stop is a 5 minute walk and the train station is approximately a 10 minute walk. The communal swimming pool enjoys full sunshine throughout the day and is gated for use solely by guests of the complex (23 apartments) and landscaped with lawns and flower beds. Golfers have 3 courses within a 10 minute drive and Spain is a mere 20 minute drive.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Isle de Cabanas 300 m
Access Car not necessary, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Faro 40 km, Nearest railway: Conceicao 1 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, Air conditioning, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking
Further details indoors

The apartment is perfect for families and golfers alike. The apartment being on the ground floor is ideal for families and on the terrace leading to the pool there is a lockable gate for safety. The apartment is accessed from the lobby area and entry is controlled via an intercom system, all windows have shutters for shade and security and the front door door has multi point locks, the apartment is fitted with smoke alarm. Cot and high chair hire available and payable locally. Playstation 2 in the apartment with games, books and DVDs.

Further details outdoors

Sit on the balcony with full view of the beautiful pool and sunbathing area - illuminated at night. Patio table seats 4 with additional loungers. Sun loungers by the pool - matresses supplied for sole use of apartment guests.

Further details

30% deposit required at time of booking with full payment to be paid 8 weeks prior to arrival date. Payment should be made by personal cheque in Sterling or direct to bank account in Euros. A refundable breakage deposit of £150 is payable with the final payment to cover any damages, repairs or excessive cleaning and will be returned 2 weeks after departure from the apartment, subject to inspection.

The Algarve region

This eastern end of the Algarve is easy to explore by train as the railway line runs virtually along the coast from Faro to Vila Real de Santo Antonio and with the station at Conceicao (10 mins from the apartment) you can visit Tavira, Luz, Fuseta, Olhao and Faro to the west and Cacela, Monte Gordo and Vila Real de Santo Antonio to the east. It’s from Vila Real de Santo Antonio that you can catch the ferry to Ayamonte a charming typically Spanish town. 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. 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 you don’t like boats you can still cross to one of the 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. 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!

Cabanas de Tavira

Cabanas is situated some 7km east of Tavira, at the beginning of the lagoons of the Ria Formosa Natural Reserve. Cabanas derived it’s name from the huts (cabanas) that were erected during the early 18th century by the tuna fishermen to store their fishing gear in, they then built houses for themselves as well and the fishing village of ‘Cabanas de Tavira’ was born.

Cabanas is a delightful ‘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. With freshly cobbled roads and pavements there is safely room for the numerous cafes and restaurants to have tables outside and it’s lovely to sit with a chilled beer or wine and ‘watch the world go by’. 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!

The beach of Ilha de Cabanas is just a short boat trip (children love it) across the waters of the lagoon – in fact it is possible to swim across! There are also water taxis along the front running frequent crossings to the beach which will also go further afield to Tavira, Ilha de Tavira (one of the most beautiful beaches on the Algarve – next to Cabanas that is!) and Santa Luzia. Cabanas, although having all the facilites you need on holiday, remains unspoilt. There is a bank, several cash machines, a market, small shops and numerous restaurants and cafes offering traditional Portuguese cuisine. A supermarket is at the end of the road where the apartment is and opposite the water taxis to the beach is a ‘papelaria’ where you can hire bikes and is an agency for excursions as well as car rental (if you are able to tear yourself away from Cabanas!).

There are numerous cycle paths along the coastline and hiring a bike is a lovely way of seeing the surrounding area. Perfect for golfers who would find themselves spoilt for choice from the three courses within a 10 minute drive.

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Review 1-8 of 8

18 Oct 2013


"Chill out in comfort"

Stayed at Cabanas beach for 9 days at the beginning of October with friends. I said I would come back and glad I did. The apartment is well appointed with everything you would need including Freeview.… More

29 Jun 2013


"Excellent apartment in perfect location with extensive facilities."

Excellent, very large apartment. Spotlessly clean and very well equpped.
Just a few steps to the nice pool.
Very good quiet location, but close to beach, boardwalk, bars and restaurants.
Beautiful outlook from boardwalk to island-sheltered sea front with boats and wildlife.
Easy access to rest of East Algarve and West Andalucia, Spain.
Cabanas locals are very friendly.
Wonderful food and drink
Didn't want to come home

Thank you for the lovely review.

24 May 2013


"Lovely Apartment"

Really enjoyed our stay there,the apartment is very clean, spacious and well stocked.
I liked being met by Tom and Julie who showed us how everything worked which really helped. It is well situated for shade or sun on the patio and the pool just steps away.
It is only a few minutes walk to the village. Highly recommended

18 Feb 2013


"Very nice apartment, well equipped in a pleasant situation very near the sea"

The apartment is very nice for four persons, spacious and well equipped. it is well situated, very near the sea and the wonderful promenade along the sea shore. we have been friendly welcome and a lot of information has been given. A folder with relevant and useful information on the possibilities (e.g. restaurants) offered in Cabanas is provided. i will strongly recommend this apartment as a lovely place to stay for nice holidays.

16 Jan 2013


"Quiet, relaxing holiday in a wonderful area of the Algarve."

Very comfortable and well appointed apartment. Very comfortable beds and linen and relaxing lounge area. Lovely patio with access to the pool. Wonderful for having breakfast in the morning sunshine and relaxing at night with a drink. Apartment is within walking distance of supermarket, boardwalk,restaurants and shops. There is a ferry to take you over to the beach, which is lovely, miles of golden sand and small cafe for drinks and snacks. Cabanas is a lovely Portuguese town, but has the feel of a small fishing village. It's only a short drive to Tavira and within twenty minutes you can be in Spain.

This was our second visit to Cabanas and this apartment and we would recommend .

28 Oct 2012


"Spacious apartment in a great location for a fantastic beach holiday"

We stayed for the first two weeks of October with our two year old and eight month old baby. We had fantastic weather the whole time we were there. The apartment is cool, spacious and well equipped. The location was great- restaurants and supermarket nearby. It was on the ground floor and felt safe and secure in an apartment complex with a gated patio area so the kids could not get out. The pool was just outside and although a bit cool (the sea was warmer!) it was gorgeous, clean and we had it to ourselves most days. The beach was very easy to get to (a quick boat ride) and perfect for young children. Lovely holiday!

9 Jul 2012


"Excellent apartment in good location added bonus of swimming pool."

This is our third visit to Cabanas ( 2nd time to cabanas beach apartments ). If you like a very relaxed holiday with an authentic Portugese feel this is the place for you.The apartment is new and spot… More

Many thanks for the review - will let you know when the mattresses have arrived!! Welcome back again.

4 May 2012


"Great accommodation, great location, great weather!!"

Stayed at this apartment in September 2011. Well appointed apartment with its own pool and sun trap! Met on arrival by Julie & Tom who handed us the keys and were there to look after our interests, arrange linen change etc. Apartment had all modern conveniences although never needed to use them. Peaceful surroundings and friendly "neighbours" made this a very relaxing week. Cabanas is a favourite with Portugese and we could see why. Plenty of places to eat out (local dishes especially)quite cheaply (which we did every night) as well as a number of bars to sit and take in the ambience. The apartment is no more than 200 metres from the "esplanade" - a decked walkway along the estuary.
There does not appear to be a beach, but get the ferry across the creek and you a met with miles and miles of white sandy beach (with a couple of beach bars conveniently placed).
I would recommend Cabanas and I would certainly recommend this apartment - which I intend to return to at some point, if not this year then certainly next..

Thanks Sue & Will - welcome back anytime.

Review 1-8 of 8

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