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Santa Maria's Condominium is situated in Tavira. With a wonderful view over the Salinas at Ria Formosa and facing the Atlantic Ocean. This brand new apartment provides you and your family with comfort and safety.
This 2 bedroom apartment is fully air conditioned. The master bedroom is en-suite with a walk in rain-maker shower, toilet, and sink with vanity unit. The second bedroom has use of the large bathroom,with a jacuzzi bath, shower, toilet bidet and sink with vanity unit. An extra bed is available and a sofa bed in the living room.
This is a perfect environment also if you have children, with a nice pool area (which never feels crowded!) and the beach just 10 mns walk.
Guests can take the boat pier (near old market) and take a boat trip to" Ilha de Tavira" one of the most beautiful beaches in Southeast Algarve.
GOLF: There are three main 18 hole golf courses just 10 minutes away: Quinta de Ria, Benamor and Quinta de Cima
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Tavira Island 1 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro 30 km, Nearest railway: Tavira 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property, Sea view|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Pool or snooker table, Games room, 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 2 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
The apartment has two bathrooms one being en-suite with a Jacuzzi bath and the second being a power shower. There are CDs DVDs books and games for you to use
|Further details outdoors|
2 parking space
Balconi in the living room and kitchen
Terrace with BBQ
A non refundable 30% deposit is required to secure the reservation. A refundable €150 house deposit will also be required.
All charges include normal cleaning before arrival, change of linen and towels once per week.
All linen and towels are provided.
The Apartment have to be returned in the same conditions. We have a cleaning service available (€35 not included on the rental price).
We have sun beds available for exclusive use at the pool (extra charge)
We accept preferentially euros.
If payments were made in a different currency we may have to charge you for any bank fees incurred.
The Eastern Algarve is the lesser known part of the Algarve and as many of the beaches are accessible by boat it has meant that it has not suffered the building blight that some parts of the Algarve have experienced. It provides the visitor with a more authentic Portuguese experience and the town of Tavira with its Moorish and Phoenician influences is the jewel in its crown.
Many people come to the Eastern Algarve to bird watch as the Ria Formosa is the most important birding site in the Algarve. Covering 60km it comprises large areas of dunes, lagoons, channels and islands, salt pans pools and river mouths. The diversity of habitat in the area means that you can spot up to 50 species of bird in a morning from Greater Flamingoes to Eurasian spoonbills to Crested Coots. It is an area of great importance for a wide range of breeding, passage and wintering birds hence it is a haven for the ornithologist.
Families will enjoy visiting the Ria Formosa Park which has a visitors centre situated at Quinta da Marim close to Olhao. Here there is a 3km nature trail which takes you right through the heart of the Ria Formosa from the salt marshes and Roman ruins to a traditional villa built by local poet Joao Lucio. The park has a breeding program for the native Portuguese water dogs and visitors can stroke the dogs at the kennels and talk to the handlers.
There are three Golf courses just 5 minutes away, Quinta de Ria, Benamor and Quinta de Cima
Other interest points:
Omega Parque - Near Monchique. Endangered wild animals in a stunning mountainside location.
Zoomarine - near Albufeira. Dolphinarium with several attractions.
Aqualand - Near Armação de Pêra. Big Aquapark with a lot of high slides.
Slide & Splash - near Lagoa. Big Aquapark.
Krazy World - near Algoz - Funpark for children and adults with two mini-golf courses (18 holes), pools,
childrenfarm, crocodilepark and Quad mania.
Aquashow - near Quarteira. Aqualand with the biggest wave pool in Europe.
Karting Algarve - in Almancil (between Vilamoura and Loulé).
Roma Golf Park - near Vilamoura. Super Mini-Golf and leisure park.
Fábrica do Inglês - in Silves - Entertainment and culturepark, Corkmuseum.
Omega Parque - near Monchique. Zoo, holding only threatened species.
Cova dos Mouros - Mining village near Alcoutim. Reconstruction of pre-historical mining activity in the Algarve.
Santa Maria apartment is located 10 min. from down town Tavira a gem waiting to be explored with over 30 churches and a castle to discover.
Take the mini train or visit the camera obscura to get an overview of the town then explore the narrow cobbled streets and tree lined river banks in your own time taking a break at a pavement cafe to watch the world go by.
There are dozens of bars and restaurants to choose from and free live entertainment in the town square in high season. There are lots of beaches to discover by boat, by train and by car. A highlight is the ferry ride down the river and over to the Ila de Tavira where the pristine blue flag beach stretches for 18km-just walk a few minutes down the beach for your own private piece of paradise.
Tavira town is very family friendly and at night you will see family groups out enjoying themselves.Quick access to the A22 makes visiting the West Algarve easy.
Tavira is steeped in history and offers historians a great look back in time with over 32 churches. Take a 15 minute drive east and you are in Spain.
With the A22 and a local train station within 2km, you can travel the Algarve to fully enjoy what is on offer on this stunning location.
Tavira is a picturesque town with cobbled streets and tiled roof buildings, it also has an abundance of pavement cafe's and bars to sit and watch the world go by
The river Gilao meets the river Sequa and the Roman bridges that cross it are very attractive.
Take the little train or horse drawn carriage around Tavira to see the sights.
The beaches around the area are blue flag standard and those close by are part of the Ria Formosa National Park,
Visit Praia Barril beach which you can access by a little train or by foot, Iiha Tavira beach by boat from Tavira centre, Cabanas beach accessed by boat or if you prefer to drive up to the beach visit Praia Verde, Altura, Monte Gordo and many more.
In the summer there is a good program of evening entertainment much of it open air and free.
July and August are the months when the cine club film festival visit the town and well worth a look.
Other festivals are the medieval or the Easter parade in Tavira.
Visit the sea salt flats or the oyster and fish farms, go to the obsevatory tower in the north of the city or visit the castle.
Take a paddle steamer down the Guardian River to Alcotim or visit the Zoo Marine, the Aqualand pool or go karting, all a short drive away.
Take the ferry from Villa Real to Ayomonte a lovely village just over the Spanish border for Tapas.
There are several open markets in the area Tavira has one daily and there is a Sunday market only a few mins drive away.
There are three 18 hole golf courses and one 9 hole, Benemor is only a five mins drive and the others are within 20 mins.