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Charming Typical Portugese Cottage. Private patio, Centraly located.

Bedrooms 2
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Cottage in Tavira, Eastern Algarve - Centre Of Town, Beach Close By And Golf Courses

Our cottage is a 2 minute level stroll from the meandering Rio Gilao and the famous Roman Bridge which links this old-world part of town to the newly restored centre. Nestled behind one of Tavira’s many 16th century churches, the house is a renovated grain store which offers you simple, stress free accommodation. The cottage is perfect for couples although it can provide cosy dwellings for small families. Situated in the heart of Tavira, this beautiful Eastern Algarve town boasts a plethora of sights and attractions within easy reach, whatever the purpose of your visit, our cottage can offer you a comfortable and traditional stay.

The Owners
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017


Tavira House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 4 Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 on ground floor with double bed, drawers and bedside unit. Bedroom 2 on ground floor with single bed (access to bathroom via this bedroom), large wardrobe, drawers. Bedroom 3 upstairs with twin beds (height restricted), dressing unit and air-conditioning unit.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Fitted with air-conditioning which also provides heating option. Outside: A spacious private enclosed rustic patio area with a dining table to seat 6. Two sun loungers to soak up the sunshine and a traditional outdoor shower (bucket)to cool off. Barbecue. Cleaning / Towels / Linen: All towels and linen are provided freshly laundered for the duration of your stay. Contact number for assistance or if more housekeeping required Other: All rooms are tastefully decorated and sensitive to the traditional Portuguese style.


4/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Charming Typical Portugese Cottage. Private patio, Centraly located.
average rating of 4.0 based on 4 reviews

A charming little house, well appointed and easy to live in, in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time in Portugal and we just loved it. Tavira is the kind of town that you can stroll around in. It is small enough to see everything on foot and there is plenty to see; lots of history and interesting culture. The churches are very

beautiful, the castle and its garden is well worth a visit. We were there for a week and didn't get to see everything.

Our host was ver helpful with notes on where to go and recommended several excellent restaurants. The food, especially the fish was first class and very reasonably priced: two courses with wine (24-34 euro). We had a hire car, but the train station allows you to travel the coastline and stop of to explore fishing villages and beach resorts.

Our favourite place, next to Tavira is Cacela Velha, just along the coast toward Spain.

Would we return. Yes, most certainly.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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moyen moyen

  • 2 of 5

Très bonne situation dans Tavira et en septembre relativement calme.

Pas de présence de l’hôte nous avons juste vu la femme de ménage 5 mn pour nous remettre les clés.

En ce qui concerne le "cottage" les pièces sont plutôt exiguës et juste pour 2 personnes

La chambre avec le lit double ne possède aucune fenêtre et mesure 1m90 (soit la longueur du lit) sur 2m ce qui fait que vous ne pouvait absolument pas faire le tour du lit et si vous avez besoin de vous lever la nuit vous êtes obligés de passer par dessus la personne qui dort à vos côté. Pour ranger les vêtements juste un semainier et pas de place pour les valises.

La 2ième chambre avec le lit simple est plutôt un couloir pour accéder à la toute petite salle de bain. Cette chambre possède un petit semainier et un placard avec des portes coulissantes qui ne tiennent plus. A l’intérieur impossible de ranger vos affaires car vous y trouverez : table à repasser, ventilateur, coussins pour les transats, des chaises pour la plage, un ballon, des cartons...

L"accès à la chambre de l'étage se fait par une porte d'environ 1m de haut donc à quatre pattes et escalier dangereux pour des enfants.

La cuisine est conforme à la photo et l'accès à la terrasse se fait par 2 marches assez haute.

La terrasse est spacieuse cependant le côté jouxtant l'église est en pierre avec des trous servant de nid aux pigeons ce qui fait que les excréments de ceux-ci tombent sur la terrasse ce qui n'est pas très agréable.

Pour terminer, je ne pense pas que le gaz et l’électricité soit au norme.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nous pensons que la maison est plus que la moyenne et très adapté pour 2 personnes. L'étage dispose d'une restriction de hauteur et nous nous assurons toujours les clients qui ont besoin d'utiliser ce domaine sont mis au courant. Nous sommes désolé le temps de votre séjour a été au cours de la saison de nidification et un peu hors de notre contrôle. Nous ne comprenons pas votre commentaire concernant le gaz et l'électricité, mais nous allons certainement faire face aux problèmes de stockage.
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  • 4 of 5

A quaint little house, in the center of Tavira, very close ( less than 200 mtrs) from restaurants, bars and a wonderful bakery. The house has airconditioning, no luxury in September, and is very comfortable. We also enjoyed the walled patio that comes with 2 sunbeds. The owners were very helpful with any questions we had. Tavira has excellent restaurants. The house and town come highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Une maisonnette accueillante au cœur de Tavira

  • 5 of 5

Notre séjour de deux semaines dans cette maisonnette en plein cœur de Tavira a été très agréable. Tout est prévu pour votre confort. Le patio, agrémenté d'un barbecue et de transats, donne une ouverture appréciable pour prendre les repas. Nous remercions chaleureusement nos hôtes pour toutes leurs attentions.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are please you enjoyed your stay. We agree the patio is a great outdoor space to relax in privacy and enjoy meals outdoors.
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Car: not necessary


Beaches nearby. Tavira beach is a 10 minute drive to the ferry at 4 Aguas. During the summer months a 10 minute walk gets you to the ferry which docks along the river on the opposite side of Town.


With good airport links via public or private transport a car is unnecessary for the accommodation. Once in Tavira there is a local bus and train with good service. If your choice is to explore the surrounding hills then a car would be more suitable.


Travel by car from Faro Airpot is approx 35 mins. The Spanish border can be reached within 45 mins by car.


Rates & Availability

Tavira House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer
May 20 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Late season
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

End of stay Clean $38.81

Booking Notes:
Please contact owners. A 25% deposit is required when booking. Balance due 6 weeks prior to arrival. Bookings made within 6 weeks of arrival must be paid in full.
Cancellations. 6-8 weeks 50% refund. less than 4 weeks No refund.

Changeover Day:

Notes on prices:
Prices are based on a week stay. Please inquire for availability. Flexible arrival and departure times.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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