The Yellow House Tavira
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House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 3
The Yellow House is a traditional Portuguese town house. The two main bedrooms are located on the first floor, keeping it cool in the summer and warm in the winter. The open plan living room and kitchen are on the ground floor. The high roof terrace benefits from the abundant Algarvian sunshine in the afternoon and evening. There are two more double sofa beds if needed, one in the lounge and another on the first floor.
The roof terrace is an ideal place to sip a glass of wine or a beer and top up your tan, there is even a BBQ. All the attractions that entice holiday makers to Tavira are on the door step. The restaurants, coffee shops and bars are 2 minutes walk along the old cobbled streets.
Everything is so close, you may decide that you do not even need a car.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Tavira 3 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro 45 km, Nearest railway: Tavira 2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Sea view|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
The Yellow House has a traditional feel to it but with all the facilities you would expect in a modern home. The ground floor has a lounge and kitchen. The lounge has a new sofa bed, rocking chair, TV and fire place. The kitchen is modern with an electric and gas hob, electric oven, microwave, toaster, kettle etc.
On the first floor there are 2 main bedrooms and a bathroom. The double room looks out onto the cobbled street with a small veranda. The single room has a single bed, and there is also a travel cot available. The bathroom has a toilet, bidet, sink and small bath/shower.
On the second floor is a large room with a washing machine and functional equipment such as an ironing board and clothes airer. There is also a sofabed. This airy room opens out onto the roof terrace. The roof terrace looks out high over the old town below and has a table and seating space for four. There is also a BBQ on the terrace, great for a fun evening meal in.
There is free Wifi 100m away at the local library where the days international newspapers are all available.
|Further details outdoors|
The Yellow House is located 100m from a church, Capela de São Sebastião, in the old cobbled town. The street of Ladeira de São Sebastião leads down into the town. Parking is avaliable outside the house. Free WiFi is avaliable in and outside the small local library about 100m away.
Please keep children under supervision whilst on the roof terrace.
We have advertised the Yellow House as suitable for 3 people, but it would also be suitable for a larger family if one child is young enough to be able to sleep in the travel cot or you use the two sofa beds.
The Algarve region
The Eastern Algarve, particularly around Tavira, is a beautiful unspoilt area, with 18km of uncrowded fine sandy beaches and islands, ancient Moorish towns, Castles and charming, almost timeless traditional villages nestling in rolling hills.
The climate in the Algarve is mild throughout the winter months and spring. From March/April it gets warmer in the evenings and by high summer temperatures can reach up to the mid 30s (degrees Celsius) during the day.
Beaches in the Eastern Algarve are wide, sandy and safe for children. They belong to the nature reserve 'Ria Formosa' and are renowned for their wildlife, dunes and river life.The nearest beaches from Tavira are about 3 kms. They can be reached by foot, car, small ferry boat or by a little train, depending on which beach you choose to visit.
Tavira Island has a good selection of restaurants and bars plus a camping ground and is more active in the high season. There is an hourly boat service. Refreshments and meals, sun-beds and parasols, are available.
Daytime entertainment for children can be found in the large water parks on the otherside of Faro, which run most of the year due to the good climate.
The Spanish border is only approximatley forty minutes drive from Tavira. Historic Seville is 2 hours drive and, with its ancient palaces, cathedrals and riverside parks and cafes, is well worth a visit.
Tavira blends both old and modern ways of life, providing a vast choice of good restaurants, bars and pavement cafes.The town is divided by a river crossed by, amongst others, a beautiful Roman bridge. Tavira remains an authentic and charming tapestry of old and new, a legacy from its colourful past.
Summer brings a variety of outdoor and cultural entertainment to Tavira, including 2 outdoor cinema festivals, the visiting national ballet, and classical concerts and local folk dancing.
Restaurants, cafes and small shops dot the river side.
Tavira has a big supermarket and many shops and amenities plus numerous restaurants, bars and cafes.
There are many beautiful sites in and around Tavira, including waterfalls and hill top hamlets. Fresh water streams, small waterfalls and rivers merge with the warmest seas of the Atlantic which lines the 18km white sand stretch of semi-duned islands, creating plenty of idyllic pockets to discover... A haven for fishing and cockle picking!
Local activities include boat trips, golf, sailing, tennis, hill walking, horse riding, bird watching, sea fishing, waterslide parks.
A short drive away are several great golf courses with coastal views. More information:www.algarve-golf.info
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8 Oct 2013
Excellent location, in between the town centre, the market and the ferry terminal. Quiet. The roof terrace with BBQ is amazing with nice views over the town and the marshes. Kitchen well equipped with sufficient pots and pans to actually cook a meal, Bathroom small but well equipped with shower and bidet. The TV in the house has Portuguese TV, which can be boring. We watched movies on our laptop. There are lots of books in the house left by previous guests. The beds are comfortable. No air-con, but with windows open there is a nice breeze through the house. There are fly screens keeping out the bugs, but insect repellent is recommended.
Unlike the city centre, parking is free in front of the house. The big supermarket is less than 5 mins by car, and the market hall is amazing, with fresh fish, tasty vegetables and good butchers.
We've been there twice now and would be happy to return.
11 Oct 2012
"Location, Location, Location"
A lovely bijou town house in a great location within easy walking distance of the town centre, market, railway and bus stations. The accomodation was very clean with everything you would expect and a lot more. We most spent the mornings exploring Tavira on foot (and drinking meia de leites in the town square) then soaking up the late afternoon sunshine on the roof terrace. The roof was also perfect for sundowners before heading back into town for dinner.
I'm not sure the seating in the lounge area was comfortable enough for sitting in for prolonged periods but as the weather was so good we didn't need to test it out. Also the toilet cistern was a bit temperamental but these are minor concerns.
27 Sep 2012
"perfect for a central, home-from-home, relaxing trip to Tavira"
I spent a thoroughly enjoyable week at the Yellow House. It's very homely and very well equiped with all that you need for a week in the sun.
On the ground floor is a comfortable living room and well equiped kitchen (i'm talking dish washer, cafetier, sandwich boxes, ice packs etc). I can't say I spent much time in the lounge (complete with guide and language books) because the lure of the roof terrace was too strong (on the top floor). Here, half the space is dedicated to a loft space that had washing machine, parasols, sofa bed for extra guests. The other half, through a glazed door, led to a roof terrace with fantastic 360 degree views of the town. The owners even provided binoculars to enhance the views of the river, salt planes and sea to the south of the property. It's here that I enjoyed alfresco breakfasts and, one evening, a BBQ using the equipment that was all provided. As the highest house in the street it offers a very private sunbathing terrace too.
The middle floor has 2 well appointed bedrooms and a bathroom. The double bedroom has a wall safe (all inlcuded in the price) which was handy. The property is 5 minutes walk to the town centre ferry to the beach (1.9 Euro return) and sometimes i walked to Quatro Aguas to catch a shorter ferry journey (1.5 Euro return).
There is a great selection of restaurants, bars, cafes and minimarkets in the town as well as a municipal food market 5 minutes away and a shopping mall and hypermarket 15 minutes walk away across the river.
I found the best 'local' restaurants on the other side of the river, which seems less touristy.
I hope to go back next year.
The rental agent is very helpful and friendly and i would recommend the hastle-free taxi transfer at 45 Euro each way.
16 Aug 2012
"Cute and delightful little house among the locals"
We stayed for a week with a teenage daughter. The house was delightful, we loved it. It was well equipped with everything you are likely to need, even down to tupperware boxes for picnics, beach umbre… More
3 Jun 2012
"Good basic place to stay in pretty location for no more than 3 people"
The Yellow House is a good basic place to stay for couples with 1 older kid - say a teenager - or without kids. We went with a 2 year old and the property has a lot of steep stairs that I had to cons… More
What a strange review... 2 year olds should always be looked after on any stairs, hardly a problem with the house.
The bath is not a vast Jacuzzi it's just a traditional Portuguese single bath and imagine the hardship of not having British digital TV, you have to laugh...
On the space front, we often have four or five happy visitors using the main double bedroom, the single bedroom, the double sofa bed in the lounge and the double sofa bed upstairs without any issues. It's not a big house but it certainly is not too small.
This is just a lovely traditional quiet Portuguese town house in a beautiful and friendly little coastal town, if that's what you are looking for - it's the one for you :-)
2 Sep 2011
"A peaceful and authentic holiday"
This little town house is the perfect get away. Whilst being tucked away in a quiet and pretty little street it is a stones throw away from all amenities. Local cafes on virtually every corner, the most beautiful church right on your door step, and being the tallest house on the street you get to play lord of the manor as you look out over Tavira's rooftops on a sun drenched evening. Well worth a visit.
14 Aug 2011
the service recieved was excellent. we arranged our transfer from the airport with the company who manage the property so our transfer was seamless. they were very friendly and on hand if you needed t… More
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