Pool, internet, UK TV, Netflix, air-con, table football, parking, lift
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About Ivor Tillier
Originally from Buckinghamshire, I live in London with my partner Kate. I work for a company that publishes academic journals for science, technology and medicine (and the Dummies series of books!). Kate works for the NHS. I actually do something called 'User Experience', which means building websites that are useful and usable. This involves lots of listening to people to find out what they really want and then making sure that the website contains all the right features and that it is easy to use. This is why I love renting out the apartment so much. It's all about talking to people and making sure that the apartment will give them what they are looking for - a pleasant and relaxing place to stay. There's more to it than that though. The interesting thing about building websites is that they don't sit in a bubble. When you use websites, you have lots of things going on around you. And, what you do on the site often has an impact later on (like you now - looking for a place to go on holiday!). So when I build websites, I don't just think about the site, I also think how it is going to help the person in their day to day life. That's the same with renting a holiday home. Going on holiday is a journey, you look for somewhere to go, you make a decision, you pack, you fly there, you have a wonderful holiday and then you return and tell your friends family and colleagues at work about it. I want to make sure that the bit where you stay in a wonderful apartment is brilliant because I really know how important it is in your life. You can Google me easily to find out more about what I do - Ivor Tillier.
Ivor Tillier purchased this Apartment in 2008
Why Ivor Tillier chose Tavira
Kate and I have been going on holiday to Tavira for over 20 years. We always used to stay in an apartment near the castle owned by a lovely lady but unfortunately a few years ago she decided to stop renting so we had no choice but to find something for ourselves. The thing with the castle is that it is a bit of a hike up the hill. Horta Poco do Bispo has such a great central location and so close to the market. Also, we bought it when it was being built had so had a really good insight into the quality of the project.
What makes this Apartment unique
We have really tried to add all of those little touches. Things like a good internet connection, a library of books, a selection of games and DVDs and a good kitchen knife for chefs. Always on hand, we have a lovely local family that look after the apartment for us (and clean it fastidiously!). And, finally, the location, it's central but quiet and it's only three minutes walk to both the huge indoor market and the boat to the beach (the town is on your doorstep).
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Perfect Vacation Spot
The condo was fantastic. Very large and comfortable with everything you would need and more. Surrounding area was very safe and easy to navigate our way around. Beach was excellent , Pausa, Natpas Resto, was excellent and 3 minutes walk from the condo.We would definitely stay here again. Ivor was quick in answering our e-mails and very helpful. Excellent property and owner. Thank you, Jo-Anne and Donna Marie
The accommodation was very spacious and so well equipped with all you need. The location was excellent, with a five minute walk to the river, local market and town centre. Tavira is a lovely town to wander, with access to a beautiful coastline by a short ferry ride or by walking to Santa Luzia / Barrill Beach.The train station is also only a short walk from the apartment giving ready access to other towns on the Algarve for day trips. The guest information pack provided by the host was great; as was the availability / communication with the host and property managers. We had two weeks in Tavira and could easily have stayed longer as the apartment was like a home away from home.
My husband and I spent a month at this apartment. We could not find fault with anything. It was clean, beds and bedding were comfortable and of good quality. The kitchen had everything a keen cook could ask for, with ample pots, pans and utensils. The games room was an added bonus. The outside patio was well positioned for catching the winter sun from 10a.m to 2.30p.m, with a table and a selection of chairs. The t.v and WiFi worked well in accordance with the owner's instructions.
Tavira is a wonderful town. We have been many times, but this was our best accommodation yet. It is so central, but in a quiet street. We look forward to returning. It was a pleasure to deal with Ivor, the owner, and he has an excellent local contact to meet and greet.
An all round success!
Spacious central apartment in Tavira
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Ivor's apartment in Tavira. Booking was straightforward and Ivor was very responsive at all times and the key handover was similarly prompt and easy.
The apartment itself is in a fantastic location, just 5 minutes walk from the centre (and the ferry to Tavira Island, which was still running at the end of October). There are loads of cafes and restaurants right by the apartment and within a half mile radius. We never needed a taxi.
The apartment is spacious and well-equipped. The kids enjoyed the air hockey and table football and we all enjoyed the dvd collection. We all appreciated the wifi.
Our bed was one of the most comfortable we have ever had in a holiday let.
Comfortable, quiet and perfect central location
This is my 2nd stay at Ivor's apartment in Tavira. We returned once again because of the location in the centre of Tavira just a 5 minute walk to the many bars and restaurants near the river. The apartment can accommodate 4 golfers staying in separate rooms with ease, the underground secure parking means you can leave the clubs in the car for the following days golf. We arrived in the evening but had arranged for supplies (read beer) to be in the fridge waiting which was an added bonus. The apartment is clean, tidy, nicely furnished and has plenty of space. Ivor, Celia and Ze are on hand for any queries day or night. We are sure to stay here on our next Algarve golf trip or indeed with the family. Thanks again.
Best holiday apartment we have ever had - 3 years and counting
What can I say this apartment is the best find of our lives. We have just returned from our third holiday in Tavira and it is a magical place with amazing beaches, great fresh food and wine and a lively atmosphere that is perfect for families to enjoy.
All of this has been made even more special by the comforts of Ivor's apartment, it is spacious and comfortable with two bedrooms and a games room, where the kids love to trash dad on fusball and air hockey. Off site parking is a god send and the secure gates make us feel happy to let the kids play. The kitchen is fully equipped and it has air con for those hotter nights. With your choice of balconies you can follow the sun all day for that relaxing coffee or gin...
The pool is perfect for kids and adults alike and the fact the apartments are mainly residential and not touristy means it is quiet most days so a good spot for a post brekkie pre beach dip.
Booking with Ivor is simple and straight forward and check in is a breeze even when you arrive off a late flight.and check out is the same.
Anyone who likes fun, sand and seclusion wouldn't do better than a holiday in Tavira and Ivor's is the best base to explore from. So much so we have already put in our booking for next year.
Tavira 'The jewel of the Algarve' is on your doorstop. Whether you want to wander romantic cobbled streets looking at the 37 churches or soak up the sun on huge expanses of sandy beaches - Tavira is a wonderful place for a holiday.
Restaurants range from smart and sophisticated to local and casual. If you’d rather eat in, Tavira boasts a huge indoor market (fresh fruit and veg., meat and fish) three minutes walk away. Otherwise, just sit back and watch the world go by in a one of the pavement cafes.
The glorious long sandy beaches stretch for miles. The nearest called 'The island' is reached by a short boat ride (leaves from the town centre in Summer, 20 minutes walk at other times). There are no roads or hotels but there are still some great cafes and restaurants selling the freshest fish you could eat!
Tavira makes a great centre for golf holidays. There are several in the area.
Nearby Faro is a great town to explore (catch the train) and go shopping.
Golf: There are some very good golf courses in the area such as Benamor. In te evening, you can walk out of the apartment and enjoy the restaurants of Tavira.