Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
The Villa was completed in 2007, within a small gated development of 14 properties. It is finished to a high specification, air-conditioned throughout and fitted with electric shutters to all windows and terrace doors.
Apart from the wonderful year-round weather, there is something for everyone in Tavira, with its pristine beaches, championship golf courses together with the lively bustle of this busy historic town, once the capital of the Algarve. Seville is also worth a visit, just over a hour away by road.
Activities include golf, walking, fishing, swimming etc.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Tavira 2 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro 32 km, Nearest railway: Tavira 500 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Air conditioning, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
On the main floor there is a large living area, a dining area, a high-spec modern kitchen, a bedroom (2 twin beds) and shower room. For entertainment, there is a 32 in LCD TV with satellite (Sky) reception for all UK Freeview channels, a DVD recorder/player and a small Sony music centre with a USB port to play MP3 files from a memory stick. If you bring your laptop, internet access is available using the ADSL wireless network connection. The kitchen is equipped with fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, oven/hob, microwave etc
To the front, off the living area, is a west-facing balcony equipped with a small table and 8 chairs, which catches the sun from midday till sunset .
On the top floor, to the front of the villa, the Master Suite has a king-size bed, a bathroom and a large balcony. To the rear is a further double (king-size) bedroom with a small balcony, a good sized bedroom with 2 single beds and another large bathroom. 3 out of the 4 bedrooms have large built in wardrobes and 3 hair driers are provided. Ample towels provided in all bathrooms
There is air-conditioning in all bedrooms and living areas, hot water is from a gas fired boiler. All windows and balcony doors are fitted with electric shutters and sliding fly-screens.
|Further details outdoors||
The house is situated in a gated community with ample parking in the private roadway in front of the Villa. There is a small pool in the front with a covered lobby area for shade. There is an external poolside shower and a further shower with toilet and washbasin just inside the front door.
To the rear, the kitchen leads out to an attractive garden (secure for small children) with a barbecue plus large table and chairs. There are ample external lights.
Since it is only a 10 minute walk to town a car is not essential.
All bookings are managed by our local agents, East Algarve Rentals, in nearby Vila Real. Angie Graham is specifically assigned to the villa, she will 'meet you and greet you' and look after any concerns that may arise during your stay. Her mobile number is 910 880 908.
A welcome pack is provided - consisting of water, milk, tea, coffee, sugar, wine, beer, soft drink (if there are children in the party) and toilet paper. An information pack in the living room includes useful phone numbers, guidance for use of the appliances, TV etc, details of local supermarkets, restaurants and cafes, places of interest. A mid-stay clean is provided for rentals of more than 7 days:
Angie is contactable 24 hours a day as a primary English/Portuguese point of contact in the event of an emergency. She will handle all enquiries re the property and appliances therein, arrange car hire/taxi if required and can organise golf (with preferential discount) at local courses. She will check you out of the property on departure, collect the keys and refund your security deposit. Check out is at 1200 unless otherwise agreed.
The Algarve region
Situated on the extreme South of Portugal, this part of the territory was the last to be conquered from the Moors by King Alfonso III at Faro in 1272. Traces of the Moorish presence are still seen in its unique architecture, the terraces, chimneys and whitewashed houses.
Getting there and getting around has greatly improved in the last few years. Faro Airport is served by numerous low-cost carriers and road journey times have slashed since completion of the Lisbon-Algarve highway and the A22, which runs from West to East along the width of the Algarve and on into Spain.
The climate is ideal for golf and other sports. In the northern part of the Algarve, the hills of Espinhação de Cão, Monchique and Caldeirão shelter the coast from strong winds. This brightly coloured region, with its fig trees, orange groves and almond trees in blossom, is also the most verdant and fertile. The southern coastline consists of a long stretch of fabulous sandy beaches, broken up by extraordinary rugged cliffs and fantastic grottoes.
Tavira is called 'the prettiest town' in Portugal by the Portuguese. Located 25kms from Faro and 20kms from Spain, it is a firm favourite for discerning visitors. Tavira is an ancient town with a Phoenician, Roman and Moorish past. It has a castle, over 35 churches and a superb seven arch Roman bridge.
On both sides of the River Gilão you can find good shopping with local produce, including fresh fish, fruit and vegetables, basket ware, pottery, ceramic tiles, wrought iron work, and cork and shell handicrafts. Friendly locals welcome you, important whether you are just browsing or wining and dining in the many bars and restaurants, on the river front or in the fascinating cobbled side streets.
A short ferry trip takes you to the Ilha de Tavira and one of the best beaches along the entire coast. Clean, safe bathing, protected by the offshore sandbars and complimented by a number of cafes and bars. The 7kms of soft sand easily accommodates all the sunbathers, swimmers, windsurfers and sailors, even in peak season.
The scenic location of Tavira, protected by its natural lagoon, offers tranquillity and the opportunity to observe nature and bird life at its best. With a car, there is much to see in the surrounding area and the Tourist Office, below the Castle just off the main square will be a good place to start. Within a few kms are some of the best golfing facilities in the Algarve, good eating in the nearby fishing village of Cabanas and the Saturday market in nearby Olhão. To the East, Cacela Velha offers spectacular views over the Ria Formosa and further afield, take a day trip across the Spanish border into Andulusia and to the historic city of Seville.
At night, a treat awaits you back in Tavira. The town is transformed, with its illuminated white buildings and Moorish rooftops providing an attractive backdrop to the variety of restaurants and bars with their tempting Portuguese menus.