Our holiday apartment is part of a small complex called Terracos de Tavira, consisting of only 32 apartments and 19 townhouses and is available to rent all year round. Some properties are rented during the summer and others are only used by their owners. Terracos de Tavira is built on an elevated site overlooking the river Gilao with wonderful views of the surrounding countryside and the town of Tavira. Steps lead from just outside the complex down to the riverside and from there it is an easy flat walk to town.
Our apartment is marked with the red dot
"What a fabulous apartment so much space and all the equipment!" Irish couple Oct 2010
The complex is quiet by day and night, built around communal gardens with a large swimming pool for adults and a smaller paddling pool for children.
There are paved patios and a large deck surrounding the pool,furnished with comfortable sunloungers and umbrellas.
The gardens are well tended and planted with olive and palm trees,with large grassy areas where you can sunbathe or just sit and read a book on one of the garden seats.
The apartment is ground floor and has direct access to the areas of lawn overlooking the pool. In the photo above our apartment is on the ground floor in the block of four apartments on the left of the picture.The apartments are modern in design with extensive use of glass blocks which makes them very bright inside.
On entering the apartment there is a vestibule where some outside furniture is stored when not in use. There is a video controlled entry system mounted on the wall inside the door.
The kitchen is large and very modern with integrated appliances,it has a cream marble tiled floor and natural stone worktops.There are 2 sinks,a large fridge freezer,washing machine and dryer, a microwave,grill and convection oven combined. We have just installed an additional oven of the more conventional type-large enough to cook a turkey if necessary!!
There is a 3 ring ceramic hob and a dishwasher. All the kitchen equipment you would expect is supplied, pots, pans, oven dishes and baking trays.There is ample crockery ,cutlery and glassware so you can fill the dishwasher and still have plenty.
The Living room/Dining room
"We had a great time in your beautiful apartment. In fact it was such a home from home that we actually stayed in 4 nights out of the 14. Lots of space, lots of nice touches and very very comfortable. Great pool as well by the way."
English couple Sept 2011
The Living/Dining room is a bright and spacious room with cream marble tiles and double glass doors leading to the patio at the front. It is tastefully furnished with 2 comfortable leather sofas,cushions,side tables and lamps.
There is an entertainment unit with flat screen TV,Dvd/video player and CD player with ipod docking station.Unlimited wifi is included in the rental rates and is supplied by MEO which also supplies cable TV and we have Netflix installed on this.
We have a large collection of dvds and videos-with lots of movies both adult and children's. We also have some family games and puzzles and a small collection of CDs.
There is an extendable dining table and six dining chairs.
"The apartment itself is fantastic-definitely 5 stars well done!"
Scottish couple May 2010
From the kitchen and living room glass doors lead into an inner courtyard which is furnished with a table and chairs.It is a tranquil place to escape the heat of the day and have a quiet read or a meal.There are several plants which give it a garden feel.There is a gas fired BBQ here where you can grill your favourite fish or steaks.
At night with candles lighting it is a nice place to eat dinner
A hallway with a large mirror leads to the bedrooms and bathrooms.The first bedroom is set up as a twin bedroom.
But can easily be changed to a kingsize bed depending on your needs as we have used orthopaedic zip and link beds.
The luxurious wall mounted headboard allows for comfortable reading in bed.There are bedside tables with lamps.All bed linen is high quality with cushions and throws for your comfort.There is ample storage for your clothes with double built in wardrobes including drawer space.
"This apartment is one of the best I've ever stayed in on a holiday" Irish couple Sept 2010
Floor to ceiling windows slide open to a narrow balcony where you can enjoy a drink at the table and chairs.There are electric shutters which can be lowered at night if you like it to be really dark.There is a remote controlled air conditioning unit which also doubles as a heater.
Opposite the first bedroom is the family bathroom it is tiled with beautiful blue mosiac tiles.There is a jacuzzi bath , shower, and sink with plenty of storage.There is a large mirror over the sink with lights and a shaver socket. On the wall is a heated towel rail. Up one step is the bidet and the toilet and there is a window which opens into the inner courtyard.
This bedroom is ensuite and has a king sized bed which once again can be made into 2 singles if you prefer.There is plenty of storage for your clothes with three built in wardrobes and drawer space
There is a wall safe useful for storing your valuables.
The floor to ceiling sliding doors open to the narrow balcony which communicates with the first bedroom.Once again there are bedside tables,lamps,quality bed linens,cushions and throws.
The Ensuite bathroom.
This bathroom is tiled with cream tiles,the washbasin has plenty of storage beneath including a hairdryer and above there is a lighted mirror. On the wall is a heated towel rail. Up one step is the toilet and the walk in rain maker shower.There is a window which opens into the inner courtyard.
There is a patio at the front of the apartment which is furnished with a table and chairs -a perfect place to have your breakfast or lunch.
"We are sad to be going home after a super 10 days here in this super apartment and charming village.We immediately felt at home in the apartment so user friendly,clean and modern,and thanks to the website felt as if we knew it."
British Family August 2010
It leads directly into the communal garden which is planted with olive trees,palms and flowers.
The garden area around the apartment is safe for children to run about and play and there are gates at both entrances to the complex.
We have sunloungers and deckchairs that you can take into the garden if you don't want to sit by the pool.
The pool is very large for the size of the complex.
Just above the pool there is a big area of decking where you can relax and read a book on a sunlounger. There are umbrella bases on the deck for use with the white umbrella stored in the apartment.
Flotation devices such as lilos and dingys are permitted at the pool but with respect for other pool users and should be removed from the pool when not in use.
" Our two boys had a great time in and out of the pool"
British Family April 2010
There is a shallow area of the pool which is perfect for small children to splash about in and you can sit right beside it on a sunlounger.There is also a nice shaded area beside the shallow pool if you want to escape the heat.
As there is no lifeguard and by law in Portugal fencing is not yet a requirement parents of small children need to be vigilant at the pool.
The Terracos de Tavira condominium have rules regarding the use of the pool and terraces and these are on display at the pool area and we also have a copy in our visitors book.It is asked that all renters abide by the rules as stated for health and safety reasons and for everyones enjoyment of the pool area. Thank you in advance.
Renting is easy just check the availability calendar and send us an email.
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