Villa in Tavira, Portugal - A Mere 10 Minute Stroll From The Heart Of Tavira
Paul & Julie Dove
About Paul & Julie Dove
Hi, from Julie & Paul. We have owned our property in Tavira for several years now. We purchased it after searching around the globe for many years to find our own piece of paradise. As soon as we visited Tavira we simply fell in love with the unique, authentic, quaint, unspoilt and vibrant atmosphere of the place & its charming friendly people. We knew straight away that this was the perfect place for our family and went out to find our perfect home from home and furnish it to ensure our every comfort. The villa has been furnished to a high standard purely for our own personal use. (Not as a holiday let). We now wish for others to discover and enjoy this unique, idyllic place. We aim to do all we can to ensure our guests, chill out, relax, enjoy their visit and fall in love with Tavira.
Why Paul & Julie Dove chose Municipality of Tavira
A spacious, high quality, well equipped, modern villa benefitting from a very calm, private location with its own private swimming pool and professionally equipped games room. The property has an excellent location in Tavira and is conveniently located, just a short walk to the very centre of Tavira Town, Bishops Square, the historic Roman Bridge and the many Restaurants, Cafe's, Bars, the Castle and many churches and tourist attractions / historic buildings etc.
What makes this Villa unique
This is a modern built, very spacious and well equipped property, located very close and within walking distance to the historic centre of Tavira Town. Excellent Solar Heated Swimming Pool and Games Room, including Pool and Bar Football tables and an audio centre, with music being piped outside to the swimming pool and surrounding terraces. The ouside space is well planned, providing both sunny and shaded areas to suit individual preferences.
Pool / Spa
Children allowed - Must be supervised. Highchair & Cot by requestMust be supervised. Highchair & Cot by request
No parties/events - Discuss with OwnersDiscuss with Owners
No smoking - Strictly , not inside property. Discuss with OwnerStrictly , not inside property. Discuss with Owner
Max guests: 6
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Our best yet!
We stayed in Paul and Julie's home during Feb. and March of this year. We were forced to leave before our scheduled time because of the covid-19 pandemic. However, during our time in the house we very much enjoyed ourselves . This was our seventh year of renting houses in the Tavira area and, in our opinion, it was the best yet. The house was very comfortable with everything that we could have wanted. The listing and pictures give a very accurate description of everything. We also thought that the location was ideal. It was about a 15 to 20 minute walk from the house to the centre of Tavira which meant that we could often stroll to town to enjoy coffees and treats in the little cafes. However, what was most enjoyable to us was that within 15 minutes we could walk in the other direction and enjoy quiet walks in the country along lanes with no cars and wonderful scenery.
I guess the best comment that we could make is that, if all goes well, we certainly plan to return.
Second time’s the charm
Our second stay in this lovely house in Tavira and just as good as the first. The house was just as we remembered and my 4 year old grandson was very excited to spend another holiday with unlimited access to a swimming pool (we did manage to entice him to the beach on a few occasions!) The house is very well located just a leisurely 10 minute walk from Tavira town and we were so impressed with the high standard of accommodation on our first visit that we didn’t hesitate to stay here again.
Tavira is a lovely little town with plenty of good eateries and lots to see and do. Gorgeous beaches nearby, we particularly enjoyed Praia do Barril, and a train stop a few minutes away en route to town if you want to explore the surrounding area without the car.
Many thanks to Paul and Julie for another great holiday!
Quietly situated in a residential area of Tavira. The property is approximately 25-30 minutes stroll from the main restaurant and bar area of Tavira. There are a number of coffee/sandwich bars enroute to the centre. Main shopping mall, Gran Plaza, which incorporates a Continente super market 30 mins walk, taxi back with shopping costs 5 euro. Beaches are plentiful and around an hours walk away with some requiring a boat trip to access. All your needs are catered for at this property. Should you encounter any problems Emma can easily be contacted at the property servicing company. Superb property, we would certainly stay again.
Such a lovely spacious well equipped, exceptionally clean villa. Furnished beautifully, everything that you could possibly need. So many places to sit and have a meal or a drink indoors or on the different balconies or by the pool. The games room is terrific! Paul and Julie provided so much information regarding restaurants and places to visit both locally and further afield. Overall I would say by far the best holiday accommodation we have stayed in.
Our holiday 2019
So easy to rent. Absolutely spotless, there is everything you need for the perfect getaway. All topped of with a fantastic pool. Definitely go back again.
This coastal town has several unspoilt, beautiful sandy beaches all within just a few minutes’ drive, miniature train ride or short walk. Not to be missed, the idyllic ‘Ilha de Tavira,’ accessed via a short, pleasant, mini-ferry ride on the river Gilao, with its spectacular 11km stretch of white sun kissed, blue flag beach, fish restaurants and beach bars. Reputedly the best beach on the Algarve. It really is somehing quite special!! Tavira has several other wonderful beaches nearby at Barril, Cabanas. Manta Rota, is also excellent.
Faro airport is just a 20 minute drive away. A hire car is not essential due to the good transport links. However is certainly useful. Nearest train station is just a 5 minute walk away, with regular trains along the Algarve. East to Villa Real San Antonio on the Spanish Border. An excellent days outing. Alternatively, travel West to Faro. You can even go on to Lisbon the Capital. The train stops at most towns along the coast. Nearest bus stop is a 5 minute walk with regular bus service. There is also a bus station close by in town with buses to and from many detinations in Portugal, the Agarve and Spain. Spain is just a 20 minute drive away.
Taxis are excellent and are very good value and low cost Example just 4 to 5 Euro from centre of town to the villa
Tavira Centre with cafes, restaurants, bars, shops a pleasant 10 minute stroll away. Faro is 25 minute drive. Santa Luzia a 5 minute drive. Manta Rota and Fuzeta both a 10 - 15 minute drive. Ayemonte in Spain is a 20 minute drive accross an unrestricted border. Seville in Spain is just a 1.5 hour drive. Nearest shops and bakery are just a 5 minute walk. Several large branded supermarkets 5 to 10 minutes drive/Taxi. New large 'Gran Plaza' shopping Mall with designer shops and large Continente hypermarket, within a 5 minute drive or short walk.
Tavira is an excellent safe and relaxed place for holiday makers. A brilliant base for golfers, cyclists and walking. A paradise for nature and bird lovers, with Tavira being located on the protected Ria Farmosa nature reserve, with it providing a rich habitat for 1,000's of beautiful & rare species of birds and plants. Storks, Pink and White Flamingoes and wading birds are common place, easily spotted, especially when on the mini ferry heading to the Island and beach. The beautiful sand dunes and beach at near by Manta Rota is another excellent and beautifull spot. Medical 24 hour SOS centre is a short walk / 5 minute drive away, with excellent facilities with medical doctors and dentistry on site. There are many Farmacies (Chemists) in Tavira. The nearest is a 10 minute walk away, located next to the Roman Bridge. All operate a 24 hour service on rota basis. There is an excellent sports, leisure, tennis and swimming centre a 10 minute walk away in Tavira. There are several travel agents and booking agencies in Tavira which organise coach trips, tours, activities and excursions locally. You can even travel to Gibraltar, Seville or Lisbon on organised excursions. Boat trips and big game fishing, water and Theme Parks. Water sports are available on the beaches in main season. Free organised professional entertainment is staged regularily out side in the main square/marble ampi theatre in Tavira in the evenings (accross the Roman bridge). These are excellent and varied. Opera, dancing, trapezee and specialist acts, rock, jazz and pop bands, top DJ's etc.
Xmas and New Year in Tavira: Tavira prides itself on being a fantastic place to be at these special times. The entire town and Tavira county/region all turn out on New Years Eve and flock into Tavira Town. Gathering around the historic Roman bridge at midnight, with spectacular fireworks on the river. Organised free show ( live Bands and DJ's) in the ampi-theatre, with a real party atmospher and dancing in the streets untill the early hours.
Night Clubs: Ubi's, & Mood.