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New listing - Attractive Traditional House in Historic Zone

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Historic Zone, south-facing sun terrace. Traditional roomy house with character

For those looking for 'something different and inspiring'. Somewhere you can experience the local atmosphere of Tavira. A short walk (5 mins) from the town centre yet backs onto open ground. A roomy town house with character. Perfect for an extended city break or a beach holiday with home from home comforts. Situated conveniently in calm but traditional, working district with a terrace view of the city walls, Pousada, Igreja do S. Roque and monumental stone built railway arch. Easy walk to bus and railway stations(5 mins). A renovated traditional south facing dwelling which can offer an artistic and inspiring hideaway with Moorish influences. Casa do Cano offers you a launch pad for exploring the region's history, nature and some of the best beaches in Europe.

It has a sitting room with lots of natural light, furnished with a 'Captain's' desk for writing the novel... (or a postcard or two) armchairs, sofa-bed and bookshelves.

The main dining area is almost Casablanca, lined with vintage mosiac-style tiles and has ample seating with enough space for entertaining. Through an archway opening is the newly fitted kitchen and adjoining is a small quintal with sink and traditional brick built BBQ.

A marble staircase with wrought iron banister leads to the upper floor which has an ample south facing balcony with a view of the historic centre. A great spot with sun loungers and cafe table for breakfast sunshine, afternoon lounging or night time under the stars.

The double bedroom has a large window that overlooks the terrace and is flooded with natural light. There is a double bed, bedside lamp tables and a dresser with mirror. The second bedroom is at the back of the house and has a single bed, a lamp table and wardrobe. This room overlooks the little BBQ quintal, open ground beyond and has a skyline view of the historic centre.

The large, newly fitted bathroom has a walk-in shower, sink, toilet, bidet and washing machine.

Even though close to the town centre (8 minutes stroll through the cobbled streets of the historic zone) Casa do Cano lies against open ground where the neighbour grazes his 3 sheep and a handful of chickens so countryside sounds mingle with the little once-an-hour train as it pulls slowly into Tavira Station (7 minutes walk away). Pigeons from the lofts nearby circle overhead undisturbed by the 1pm lunch time siren from the fire station. There is always something to watch!

Initially we were cautious about the railway line but we (and those living nearby) find that that the railway track is anything but a drawback and adds to the charm of the place. The single line carries small light passenger trains that move at slow speed as they are only 300mtrs from the pretty station in Tavira. The line in fact makes much less noise than a road and the stock (2 light passenger carriages) only run hourly during the day and not at all at night. The little crescent of traditional houses that run from the renovated church of S Roque and behind the fire station is a peaceful, traditional area only 150m along a cobbled lane from the Pousada and the castle in the very centre of the town.

More Details
Registration Number : 54078/AL

Property Manager
Merry Pannett
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Merry Pannett

Tavirapad Casa do Cano is our third rental property and we have only recently listed it. Our previous properties have been a great success. We work very hard to give our guests the very best of holidays by providing a home-from-home base that offers all of the comforts needed for full relaxation. We have had a great time doing it and have been awarded almost all 5-star reviews and a 'Certificate of Excellence' for this season!

We lived in Portugal during the 80's and returned to live in Tavira in 2009. We feel privileged to live in this part of the world and never grow tired of the joys that it brings. We love to see the storks reeling high in the thermals or spotting a chameleon amongst the greenery. The natural beauty of this area, with its beaches and sparkling seas, is such a treasure. Tavira is, for us, a perfect place to live. it has everything that we need yet is small enough to not feel lost. Its people are warm and friendly and many of the visitors in the summer are family members, connecting by spending quality time together.

Merry Pannett purchased this house in 2016

Why Merry Pannett chose Tavira

Tavira has so much to offer on many levels, it is so easy to fall under its spell.. It has natural beauty and charm, history and culture and has some of the best beaches in the Europe. The town has been a holiday destination for many years which means that whole families return to spend their treasured holiday time together. So we have a tradition of friends and wider family spending their days in company, enjoying the simple pleasures on the beach and their evenings promenading, eating, meeting & greeting friends old and new. Tavira folk are a great representation of the warmth of the Portuguese

We felt that 'Casa do Cano' was a really nice size house, it looks small from the outside but offers a good amount of accommodation. Though it is modelled on a Traditional design, it feels roomy and has plenty of natural light so is good all year around. We feel that the location is very special too. it is a working bairro so is lively and yet feels like a calm backwater on the edge of the historic zone. The bus and train stations are nearby and the supermarket (Lidl) is also only 250mts away. Everything close at hand!

What makes this house unique

Tavira is a treasure, and like any true gem, the more we get to know it, the more we love it. We chose TaviraPad for its location and its quality of accommodation. It combines homely comfort, a nice place to just relax and enjoy the simple pleasures of life. But also it's very easy to walk into the town centre and enjoy all entertainment that there is on offer there, especially if you enjoy people watching. Good restaurants, nice shops, summer entertainment, street cafes and bars or just walking in the gardens with the pleasantly cooling influence of the river that flows through this charming town.


Tavira House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We request that our guests respect the property and the property of the neighbours.
  • You may be on holiday but the neighbours may have to work in the morning.... no noise after midnight please.
  • Accidents happen. If you had a mishap and something has been damaged or broken, please let us know before you leave.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Has bedside cabinets, dresser with a mirror and two chairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , Has a bedside cabinet, a free standing wardrobe with drawer
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Mercado Municipal de Tavira
Praia de Cacela Velha
Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Faro Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
many to chose from within
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Ferry to Tavira Island beach
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Benamore Golf, Cabanas
Nearest Train
200 Metres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
A22 Via de Infante
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
A very wide choice of many within range of
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Tavira Island by ferry
Car: not necessary

Tavira is a charming, family oriented, Historic town. Straddling the Rio Gilao Tavira sits within the Natural Park of Ria Formosa bordered by salt pans that have been in operation for hundreds of years. A short 10 minute ferry-ride fom the town quay Transports you to Tavira Island which boasts mile upon mile of silver sand beaches and the open sea. There are no cars able to cross to the islands so bathers can just bask is the natural beauty without traffic fumes!

6 km west of Tavira lies Santa Luzia, a small fishing village. Just beyond at Pedras d'El Rei you can access the beach on foot across a little pontoon bridge. There is a miniature train that will for a small fee, carry you to praia do Barril (no-one is too old to enjoy this little ride). There is a small group of buildings here that were once home to tuna fishermen and their families. They have now been converted into attractive small cafes and restaurants, with al fresco dining. The beach, now just along the boardwalk opens out beautifully in both directions as far as the eye can see. A wonderful wide, white sand beach, perfect for swimming and for beach-combing! Cabanas, with its own small fishing fleet is 6 km east of Tavira. The pretty riverfront there has many cafes, bars and restaurants and a delightful board-walk promenade. Here you will see huts offering a choice of river and sea trips. There are many small boats here that ferry passenges across the Ria to the jetty and Cabanas island. This is also a stunning beach with acres of white sand edged by dunes and rolling down to the sparkling, refreshing sea. Walk along in the shallows and you can watch the extreme sport of kitesurfing with the bright kites launching and landing.

The sunsets here can be superb, filling the skies with the most exquisite fiery light.




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $207.73

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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