Algarve Tavira Santa Maria
About the home
CONDOMINIO SANTA MARIA POSITION ON THE MAP: http://maps.google.pt/maps?
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 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Ilha de Tavira, 2km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player, Staffed Property, Sea view|
|Pools:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Childrens pool|
|General:||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Pool / 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 / Roof terrace|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (2), Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, 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 once per week and normal cleaning after departure. All linen and towels are provided.
We accept preferentially euros. If payments were made in a different currency we may have to charge you for any bank fees incurred.
A non refundable 30% deposit is required to secure the reservation with the balance payable 8 weeks prior to arrival. A refundable €150 house deposit will also be required.
The Algarve / East Algarve region
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.
The Tavira / Central Tavira area
The apartment is located a 10 minute walk from the centre of Tavira town 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.
How to get there
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Faro airport is 35km from Tavira - it is an easy drive via the A22 motorway and takes between 20-30 mins.
Many of the budget airlines fly into Faro including Ryanair and Easyjet.
If you are not hiring a car it is possible to arrange a private transfer costing approx 40 euro - ask for details.
It is also possible to fly into Seville airport - from there the drive is 1½ hour all via motorway - it is nice to stay a night in Seville and see the sights and if you have kids visit the fantastic Isla Magica theme park which opens from 1100-2300 in high season.
Activities near Tavira
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
24 Nov 2012
This was a well equipped apartment suitable for long term occupation. Good access for town centre restaurants (12minuteswalk)and supermarket 5 minutes walk. The owner and her mother were charming. We... more
25 Sep 2012
We travelled with our toddler, we found the apartment to be safe and equipped with travel cot excellent air con. The apartment is modern, clean and has all the necessities.
There is a small playground close by, and the Grand Plaza shopping centre, with a large supermarket, 2 min walk! There is parking within the complex, electric gate (was on the blink at the time, but was getting mended!)
Its a 10/15 min stroll into the centre of Tavira.
The swimming pool is a good size, well maintained, there is a kiddies pool, but was not filled with water at our time of visit. There are steps at the shallow end of large pool, still suitable for toddlers, supervised of course! The pool is a bit expossed to a path, but in time the trees planted will make it more private. All in all, a very nice pool area and nice break from the beach.
Overall stay in apartment was excellent. Would definately stay there again.
25 Sep 2012
As a family of four (two young children age 8 and 4) we spent a wonderful week in Tavira. The apartment was excellent (in fact the ad doesn't do it justice), with quality finishings, fully air conditioned, great kitchen and large bedrooms. Close to a large supermarket (Portuguese equivalent of Tesco, called Continente) and a 5 mns walk to the centre of Tavira it was ideally placed to both exploring the town as well as taking the little boat to the beach (Island of Tavira). The pool is a good size and a real treat when you travel with young children as temperatures can rise to high 30s at that time of the year. We strongly recommend Praia do Barril for a great day a the beach (take the little train across the marshes, kids will love it), a fantastic all you can eat for 10 euros (!) fish restaurant called Vela 2, the Tavira market early in the morning (get some fresh tuna if you can). We will surely return.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|November||4 Nov 12||2 Dec 12||€ 232||-||-||3 Nights|
|December||2 Dec 12||23 Dec 12||€ 219||-||-||3 Nights|
|Christmas and New Year||23 Dec 12||6 Jan 13||€ 279||-||-||4 Nights|
|Low season||6 Jan 13||31 Mar 13||€ 246||-||-||4 Nights|
|April and May||31 Mar 13||26 May 13||€ 325||-||-||4 Nights|
|June||26 May 13||30 Jun 13||€ 418||-||-||4 Nights|
|July||30 Jun 13||28 Jul 13||€ 580||-||-||1 Week|
|August||28 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||€ 675||-||-||1 Week|
|September||1 Sep 13||29 Sep 13||€ 476||-||-||5 Nights|
|October||29 Sep 13||27 Oct 13||€ 300||-||-||4 Nights|
|November and December||27 Oct 13||22 Dec 13||€ 232||-||-||3 Nights|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|November||4 Nov 12||2 Dec 12||€ 348||-||-||3 Nights|
|December||2 Dec 12||23 Dec 12||€ 279||-||-||3 Nights|
|Christmas and New Year||23 Dec 12||6 Jan 13||€ 348||-||-||4 Nights|
|Low season||6 Jan 13||31 Mar 13||€ 290||-||-||4 Nights|
|April||31 Mar 13||28 Apr 13||€ 348||-||-||4 Nights|
|May||28 Apr 13||26 May 13||€ 418||-||-||4 Nights|
|June||26 May 13||30 Jun 13||€ 500||-||-||4 Nights|
|July||30 Jun 13||28 Jul 13||€ 675||-||-||1 Week|
|August||28 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||€ 720||-||-||1 Week|
|September||1 Sep 13||29 Sep 13||€ 525||-||-||4 Nights|
|October||29 Sep 13||27 Oct 13||€ 406||-||-||3 Nights|
|November||27 Oct 13||1 Dec 13||€ 348||-||-||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday and Saturday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Priority bookings Saturday to Saturday on June, July, August an september
We can accept only euros
Smokers are requested to smoke only in outside areas.
z bed can be hired at 15€ per week per item.
There is an option of a welcome pack on arrival (Price €25).
Bed lines & towels supplied and cleaning prior to arrival
Map of the centre of Tavira and recommended Bars and Restaurants.
Cleaning service available.Book
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