Townhouse | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This spacious, beautifully furnished townhouse is only 8 minutes walk to Tavira town, yet far enough to feel the quietness of a private condominium. The views are spectacular from your private roof terrace which is an end property overlooking the mountains River Gilao and Tavira town.
The townhouse also includes communal pools, including a separate children's pool and beautifully gardens. The spacious townhouse has a floor area, including terraces and roof terrace of 42 sq metres and is furnished in a contemporary style, with wooden floors in all the bedrooms and marble floors in the main living areas. Full-width glass doors open out to small private balconies in each room, except in the living room, these doors open onto your own small private garden which leads to the floodlit pools.
The large private roof terrace is in two sections. One section is grassed with sun loungers and umbrella, the other section is tiled with outdoor furniture, including a table, 6 chairs. and a gas BBQ. This section has an electric awing with wind sensors.
For the golfers out there, this is the perfect location with 6 excellent courses within a 20 min drive, including the new Jac Nicklaus-designed Monte Rei course.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Tavira 3 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, 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 Airport 35 km, Nearest railway: Tavira 1 km|
|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|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 2 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The lounge/dining area has a large L-shaped leather couch, 42" plasma TV, playstation/DVD player, TV unit with storage for play station games and CDs (which will be supplied). There is a sky box, without card. There is a large dining table with 8 chairs, plenty of light. We have also left several games for children and adults to pass the time, plenty of books and decks of cards for your evenings in.
The kitchen is modern and tastefully finished with granite worktops and marble floors. There is a full-width sliding door which opens onto a small balcony. It is fully equipped with microwave, oven, hob, large fridge/freezer and every appliance you will need, including smoothie and sandwich makers. There is also a DVD/radio supplied.
The utility room includes washer/dryer, steam iron and board, airer, vacuum cleaner and lots of cleaning equipment. This opens onto a lovely sun terrace.
The master bedroom, which has a small balcony overlooking the pool area, has a king size bed, build-in wardrobes, chest of drawers, flat screen TV with separate DVD player.and a small wall safe. The en-suite has a double shower room fully tiled in mosaic tiles, a wc, bidet, wash basin with plenty of storage and a heated towel rail.
Throughout the house we have chosen the finest curtain fabrics and most comfortable beds. We will supply your bedlinen, bath and pool towels, which will be changed at the end of each week.
The two twin rooms have single beds, build-in wardrobes, side lockers with side lamps. They also have sliding door opening onto small balcony.
The main bathroom is large and is fitted with a jacuzzi bath, overhead shower, a wc and wash basin with plenty of storage. It also has a heated towel rail.
|Further details outdoors|
The townhouse has its own small private garden with hedging and the rest of the development is grassed with lots of trees. There is a large swimming pool with bridge bringing you from one side to the decking area, where you will find plenty of sun loungers. The children's pool is separate, but right beside main pool.
The townhouse has its own twin roof terrace, with high quality terrace furniture, gas barbecue and electric wings with wind sensors.
There are steps down into the town centre, although there are many steps, the majority of us can manage these easily. If you have difficulty walking stairs, your other option is to drive or taxi it into town. Taxis are cheap, (aprox 4€).
Rates are for up to 6 persons sharing. Prices listed are per week in euros. Discounts are available for longer winter rentals or last minute bookings for unused weeks, e-mail your enquiry. Discounted weeks may require full balance at time of booking.
A non-refundable 30% deposit is payable at the time of booking and the balance is required 6 weeks prior to arrival.
Changeover days are flexible, but our preferred day in July and August is Saturday. Normal check-in time is 4pm and check out is 11am. We will accommodate arrival and departure as fully as possible.
Extra cleaning can be arranged mid-week at an extra cost.
The Algarve region
With its stunning coastline, excellent golf courses and pleasant year round climate, the Algarve's 200 km stretch of beach has become one of Europe's most popular holiday destinations.
There is a clear definition between the Western Algarve and the East. Whilst the west shows more development, the eastern Algarve and its tidal marshlands still have a tranquil beauty, and the small resorts along the coast have retained much of the old character, looking today as they must have looked long ago.
Here, tourism blends in perfectly with local activities, creating a relaxed atmosphere, a tinge of excitement and even romance on the ferry boat trips to the beach islands, where visitors are rewarded with long white sandy beaches and warm waters.
The sea water temperature is around 14c in January and reaches a high of 22c in August. A pleasant sea breeze refreshes you. The temperature in the Algarve is around 15c in January and can go up to 28c or more in July and August. September, October and November are lovely months to visit also as the temperatures are around 20c. January is their coldest month, with a chance of some rain.
Tavira, once known as the capital of the Algarve, stands proud amongst Portuguese history books and you will not fail to enjoy it's unspoilt charm, character and tranquillity. A Roman bridge links the 2 parts of the town across the River Gilao, its sides are decorated with traditional old bars, restaurants to visit. There are many churches (37 in total) to view along with the town castle, several monuments and the typical fisherman's harbour along the Fiver Formosa Natural Park. There is a wonderful daily market selling fresh home grown produce and a wide selection of vegetables in season. Horse drawn carriages and a small train operate around the town and are perfect for seeing all the sights and experience the peaceful ambience.
The Algarve is famous for its wonderful sandy beaches and the Island of Tavira is no exception. As a natural island separated from the mainland by the River Formosa, it is reached by catching a ferry from a designated point in the harbour. An excellent range of restaurants including beach bars, fish restaurants, Portuguese cuisine, pizza restaurant to name but a few. Also for hire are sunbeds, parasols and plenty of sports activities are also available. All these ingredients give a wonderful tropical holiday atmosphere amongst white sandy beaches and the rolling mountains in the distance. There are also a number of beautiful beaches that we can recommend.
OTHER THINGS TO SEE AND DO
Tavira itself is primarily a town for sight-seeing, dining and relaxing, however, by travelling a little further afield there are a number of things to do to suit all tastes. For nature lovers there are forest walks, cruises along the River Guadiana or nature trails along the Reserve where bird watching is in abundance. By travelling towards the west there are some excellent shopping centres as well as the famous water parks and zoo marine (wonderful for children), all easily reached by car (around 40 mins). From this property it is easy to take a day trip to Spain, the Spanish border town of Ayamonte is a mere 10kms away where the delights of another country can be sampled, this can be reached by bus, train, ferry or car. The vibrant city of Seville is under two hours away.
This is the perfect accommodation for golfers wishing to sample the excellent courses situated in the Eastern Algarve radius, there are 6 courses to choose from. Benamor and the 2 quintas (Ria and Cima) are the most popular and can be reached within several minutes.
The prestigious new course of Monte Rei, designed by Jack Nicklaus now has its first 18 holes open and is continuing with its second phase, offering the height of golfing luxury. Although a little more expensive, this is a real treat for golfing fanatics wishing to experience some of the high life. Travelling only 10kms further towards Spain, the challenging course of Castro Marim comes highly recommended. Just across the border are the Costa Esuri and Quinta do Vale courses are growing in popularity.