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An ideal location for a quiet break, within town

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

This tastefully restored town house is located on a quiet pedestrian lane on the border of the historical centre of Tavira, often known as the 'Jewel of the Algarve'. A perfect base for a peaceful holiday, with no need to drive as all amenities are within 5 - 10 minutes walk.

Catch the beach boat from the river Gilao downstream to the beautiful islands in front of Tavira. Enjoy the 12km stretch of white sand beach, observe the traditional fishing and farming in and around Tavira, catch some wonderful sunsets over the rolling hills surrounding Tavira and home to many 'timeless' villages. Sample the freshness of good native ingredients in the many restaurants around Tavira, dining 'al fresco' in the many sidewalk cafes and restaurants that invite us to take time out to observe the lifestyles and movements of people out and about town.

Comprising a kitchen with dining and living room, 3 bedrooms, one ensuite, annexed from the other two bedrooms and bathroom, but accessed through the same private courtyard, this house offers ample space for couples and families.

A beautifully structured wooden roof over the rooms also supplies shade to part of the courtyard area while other parts remain great sunspots. An ideal location for families with small children as the courtyard is secure and child friendly. Pets are also welcome, there will be a small charge for them.

The kitchen is also modern with all appliances and comforts one might need on holiday.

Beach towels are provided and we have three bicycles you are welcome to use!

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

Suitable for elderly.

This is a semi detached property with a few neighbours further up the lane and not at all overlooked.

The lane is cobbled and pedestrianised. Accessed some meters away from parking and tarmac roads.

As a town property this remains a quiet area

Ashtrays are provided for smoking outside the property.

The Ria Formosa Nature Reserve is a paradise for walkers and birdwatchers alike. For people who prefer a little more strenuous exercise there is also a local kitesurfing school, horse riding, tennis and many mountain bike trails. Boats leave the pier for deep-sea fishing all along the Algarve Coast.

An excellent commuter train service connects all the coastal towns of the Algarve with a frequency of 1 train per hour during the day and connects Tavira with the twice daily Faro-Lisbon express. The Spanish border is 20 minutes away, while Seville is 90 minutes drive or a little longer by the twice daily express bus.

Tavira is an ideal town for family holidays, the town itself is a charming mix of old and new – Roman, Moorish and Portuguese features abound. There are many restaurants and fish is a specialty. Inexpensive restaurants, bars and cafes abound in Tavira and the surrounding villages. From June through September, there is an abundance of street entertainment in the form of concerts, street theatre, markets, fairs and processions.


More Details
Registration Number : 15314/AL

Property Manager
Jacaranda Holidays
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, dutch
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Nous avons adoré la ville et la maison. Très bien avec le patio. Nous nous sommes bien reposé et pris des forces pour une année. La maison peut être pour 6 et très bien pour nous 4. Calme, propre et bien pensé. Les lits sont très bien. Nous avons été accueilli chaleureusement par une dame qui a pris du temps pour tout expliquer. Vraiment aucun soucis à recommander pour mes amis et ma famille. Juste un petit mot pour les locataires suivants sans gravité et pour améliorer si besoin : le barbecue était cassé mais possible de faire des grillades seulement pas possible de nettoyer. La fermeture du placard de la poubelle est à revoir. Merci à toute l'équipe et sûrement à l'année prochaine. Cordialement.
Aug 2016
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Tavira House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • Sleeps five persons in three bedrooms, plus childs cot available if required. One en suite bedroom has seperate entrance from the courtyard- ideal for families travelling with a friend or relative
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • limited accessibility
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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 villa, or otherwise informed where to locate the key and visited soon after arrival. We ensure a prompt and competent service from the owners, who can be contacted at anytime.


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An ideal location for a quiet break, within town
average rating of 4.5 based on 17 reviews

A lovely property with privacy, space and style

  • 5 of 5

The property is set around a courtyard which leads off a pedestrian street, so it is a lovely peaceful location. The rooms are great, and the quality of the finish is too. 5/7 minutes walk from the property to the centre of town, train station and supermarket. Maybe 15 mins to the beach ferry. We found the property a lovely retreat in the middle of the day. The only downside was the midges - take insect repellent!!

2 of the bedrooms share a spacious hall and shower room. The other has its own front door. May sound odd but he courtyard setting really works - just make sure you ask for all 3 rooms to be opened.

Maria the owner is very friendly.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Family Morton Many thanks for your very helpful and generous feedback. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Alto do Cano. By accident Maria had locked the last bedroom, apologies for that, normally the whole property is available to guests! We hope that we will see you again in the near future at either this or another Jacaranda managed property. Kind regards The Jacaranda Holiday Team
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Del todo recomendable

  • 5 of 5

Bonita casa..comoda y confortable..

Patio muy agradable.

Situada en una pequeña calle muy tranquila...cercana a la estacion de autobuses de Tavira.

Por supuesto recomendable para quien tenga previsto visitar Tavira...!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Muchos gracias para tu information. Estamos feliz que vosotros gostavan Alto do Cano. Bienvenido en el futuro. Saludos, The Jacaranda Holidays Team
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  • 4 of 5



  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: obrigada, pelo sugestão....
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Très bonnes vacances dans cette maison de charme typique de l'Algarve

  • 4 of 5

Je conseille cette maison qui est très agréable, absolument impeccable et aménagée avec goût - à noter que sans la climatisation au mois d'août les nuits sont chaudes...le centre ville est tout proche. Pour 6 (nous étions 4) la vaisselle est un peu juste et la table dehors petite..sinon rien à dire c'est parfait.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Benamor and Quinta da Ria / Cima
Nearest Train
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
A22 junction 16 Tavira exit
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Ilha de tavira
Car: not necessary

Golfing is very well catered for in this area, with beautiful new courses just minutes away.

The summer brings much outdoor entertainment including cinema festivals, markets and live music.

A perfectly safe beach environment on the islands of tavira, ideal for families and children of all ages.

Numerous good restaurants and cafes to try out... Tavira is a special and much-loved location.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

We will acknowledge arrival of funds by email and on payment of the balance, up to eight weeks prior to arrival, we will send the driving instructions by email.
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.

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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