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A much-loved 3 bedroom air conditioned house in the heart of Tavira

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

This lovely town house is a great 'get away' in the centre of Tavira

Earls House is a charming 3 bedroom town house, with air conditioning, situated in the heart of Tavira.

A spacious interior combining traditional architectural details, wooden peak ceilings, wooden doors, shutters and floors, skylights, glass brick walls, Moroccan and terracotta tiles and furnished with charming antique and modern furniture.

This self-catering townhouse is accessed by a stone staircase from a small private courtyard. There is a shaded terrace on the top floor, leading from the kitchen with a wooden table and chairs and reclining chairs.

Providing plenty of light, space and comfort with entertainment for staying in with Wifi/Broadband internet, Cable TV with 60 channels and a DVD player.

On entering there is a double bedroom with air conditioning, a spacious living room, full bathroom and another bedroom with twin beds.

Wooden stairs lead up from the living room to another floor with a large air conditioned double bedroom, full bathroom and an ample kitchen with a terrace, allowing for dining inside or outside.

Lovely spacious and beautifully furnished bedrooms, two of which have air conditioning with built in wardrobes and comfortable beds with good mattresses and linen.

Two reclining sun loungers deck the shaded terrace, a table and chairs are also available.

A stones’ throw from restaurants, bars and shops.

Tavira Island beach can be reached by ferry boat from just across the river, a 4 minute walk away. You will discover wonderful golden, sandy beaches, beach bars and restaurants on an island 10 miles by 1. The town ferry runs regularly from the end of may to the end of September. There is an alternate ferry service from 2km down river which runs all year.

There are excellent golf courses within 5 to 10 minutes drive from the accommodation. The closest are Benamor, Quinta da Ria and Quinta da Cima, Monte Rei.

A car is not at all essential. Tavira offers plenty of local entertainment and places of interest.

Car rental, taxi transfers and bicycle hire can be organized with local reputable firms in advance or by calling the local representative. The accommodation is suitable for children, taking in account that there are two flights of stairs.

There is a cot and high chair provided. Please let us know if you have any other requirements.

This is a centrally located townhouse with close proximity to neighbours, restaurants, late-licenced bars and shops. Tavira skyline is like a patchwork of close knit terraces and rooftops, which can be overlooked… adding to the character and experience of town life!

Earls House is easily accessible by bus, train and by car. The entrance has a traditional ‘porta da reixa’ gridded door leading from the street.

This is a mostly residential area though there are some cafés and late-licenced bars on the street to the back of the house.

Ashtrays are provided for smoking outside the property.

Due to the possibility of guests being allergic to animal hair, we would rather not allow pets.

Arrivals are flexible, though we aim to keep bookings as close as possible. Departure is by 10am and arrival is from 2pm unless otherwise arranged.

We provide a once weekly linen and bathroom towel change including a clean of the bathrooms.

There will be some toilet paper and soap for arrivals and a hamper of beverages, with additional breakfast and snacks are provided for late arrivals.

Guests will be met at the property. We ensure a prompt and competent service from a team of property managers, who can be contacted at anytime.


More Details
Registration Number : 13414/AL

Property Manager
Jacaranda Holidays
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Wij zijn tevreden over het huis dat wij hadden uitgekozen in Tavira; alles was naar wens. Hartelijke groet;
May 2016
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Tavira House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • One bathroom on each floor.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Lovely spacious and beautifully furnished bedrooms, two of which have air conditioning. This costs an extra 50 euros per week. Ample built in wardrobes and beautiful furniture. Comfortable beds with good mattresses and linen.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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A much-loved 3 bedroom air conditioned house in the heart of Tavira
average rating of 3.75 based on 18 reviews

A grand house in the middle of Tavira town

  • 4 of 5

The house is well situated for restaurants and bars, there is one drawback and that is the roof seemed to be festooned with the local wild birds this could be a little irritating at times at early morning feed. The living room furniture was covered with throw overs to hide wear and tear, there was no CD player as mentioned in the description of the house. The patio area was very nice although a little restricted by the sail cloth on the top if you wished to catch a little sun. However altogether a great base and we would visit again.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Vivien Many thanks for your review and feedback - We were happy to purchase the new CD player as soon as you informed us that one was required. The house has recently been sold and the new owners intend to refurnish the property where needed. We would have been very happy to remove the shading for more sun exposure on the patio. We hope you will visit us again. Kind regards The Jacaranda Holiidqays Team
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Absolutely perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 3 middle aged couples and we spent 12 nights at Earl's House in Tavira, at the end of September, 2015!! This place was amazing and exceeded our collective expectations! First of all, it was very clean and inviting, with its blend of authentic Portuguese charm and modern updates. Secondly, it was a very large living space, accommodating 3 couples for a fairly lengthy time! The apartment is laid out over 2 floors, with 3 large, attractive bedrooms(decorated with Portuguese tile works) that had comfortable beds and large windows, 2 large bathrooms that had great water pressure and quick action water heaters, a very well equipped kitchen that opens onto a beautiful outdoor terrace, which was another wonderful 'living room', where we were able to eat all of our meals al fresco and a very comfortable living room, on the first floor!! The apartment is in a PERFECT location to everything that is amazing about Tavira.....the River Gilao, the garden square, Bishop Square, quaint shops, sidewalk restaurants and bars!! As well, it is about 2 blocks to the grocery store! Tavira is Paradise and Earl's House was the perfect place to call 'home', while we were there!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lawrence, Many thanks for your glowing review. We, at Jacaranda Holidays, are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back at this, or any other of our holiday properties in the area soon! The Jacaranda team
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Maison idéalement située

  • 3 of 5

La maison est située idéalement, est très confortable et accueillante.

L’accueil était parfait !

Par contre la proximité immédiate des bars fait que jusqu’à très tard on entend tous les bruits.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup pour votre réponse. Bien cordialement, Jacaranda Holidays
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huis in de stad, maar....

  • 3 of 5

Het huis voldeed aan datgene wat in de omschrijving werd aangegeven; het zag er verzorgd en keurig uit. Midden in de stad met alle voorzieningen zoals winkels, supermarkt, restaurants, etc. op loopafstand.

Eén groot minpunt was echter de ernstige geluidsoverlast die wij hebben ervaren; iedere nacht tot 02.30 uur was het zeer onrustig, veel lawaai van terrasbezoekers, geroep op straat, bars met open deuren en harde muziek; voor ons geen open ramen tijdens de nacht.

Reden om hier zeker rekening mee te houden.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello, Hartelijk dank voor uw feedback. Er is inderdaad een nieuwe bar gekomen aan deze kant van de straat. Die was vroeger iets verder weg en daardoor ook minder storend. We zullen in elk geval met de buurt gaan praten en kijken of we hier iets kunnen aan doen. Vriendelijke groeten, Jacaranda Team
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Benamor, Quinta da Ria
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
A22 junction 16, Tavira exit
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Ilha de Tavira
Car: not necessary

Set within the very heart of Tavira, this delightful two storey house provides comfort for spending time 'at home' while being just steps away from the rhythm of town life...This is a mostly residential area though there are some cafés and bars on the street to the back of the house and in the near vicinity.

Enjoy the bustle and outdoor entertainment of summer months or the quiet serenity of Tavira out of season...Earls House is available all year round.

Summer months offer a host of choice in street theatre, live music, exhibitions and concerts plus two outdoor cinema festivals showing a selection of European and American films. After the heat of the day, the cool and scented, vibrant atmosphere of the summer nights are enjoyed by many families until the early hours of morning...

Tavira Island beach can be reached by ferry boat from just across the river, a 4 minute walk away. You will discover wonderful golden, sandy beaches, beach bars and restaurants on an island 10 miles by 1.

There are many highly recommended fish restaurants, which serve locally caught shellfish and fresh fish dishes, enjoyed with a glass of ‘vinho verde’, the ´green` sparkling wine which is typically Portuguese. Numerous cafes and restaurants line the river, public gardens and quiet squares, offering an array of traditional patisseries and fresh fish dishes.

Tavira beaches make up part of the Nature Reserve of the Ria Formosa, which comprise six unique barrier islands protecting a system of salt marshes and tidal mudflats, each fronted by white sand beaches that spread as far as the eye can see. An unspoilt haven for nature lovers, walkers and bird watchers.

Few places in Europe have so many Blue Flag beaches in such a concentrated area, you can enjoy the boat and miniature train river crossings, many of which are operational throughout the year.

Inland and set in rural countryside 7 km north of Tavira is the waterfall of ‘Moinhos da Rocha’. A series of wooden decks and bridges skirt a leafy ravine sheltering the crystal clear waters of a small stream. This culminates in a low but impressive waterfall that empties into a small lake. Further up stream are the other beautiful cascading waterfalls of ‘Pego do Inferno’, both pretty places for picnics and having a dip!

There are seasonal festivals of live music, street theatre and open air cinema interspersed with various fairs. One of the main festivals is Sâo Joâo on the 24th of June, when Tavira is decorated in paper flowers, host carnivals and processions with late night sardine- eating and street dancing!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

24 hour assistance if required by competent maintenance company.
Car, bike hire and taxi transfers can be organised on request.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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