A Luxury 2 bed/2 bath ground floor apartment with private terrace to pool area
Dean & Lisa Warriner
About Dean & Lisa Warriner
We live in the seaside castle town of Beaumaris on the Isle of Anglesey in North Wales and are a family of 5, we love our apartment as it's like home from home, the weather is nearly always sunny and the journey time is so quick. I have an online estate agency warriners.co.uk and this keeps me nice and busy but there are times when it's lovely to get away even if it's just a long weekend. Our 3 children have now grown up, wow !! time has flown by but we always look back in fondness at the 'memories holidaying together in the sunny Algarve, whether it was a 'Travel around in hire car' break or simply a complete 'chill out walk to local restaurants and use local train break', we have had some lovely relaxing family time holidays and will continue to cherish these opportunities in the future.
Why Dean & Lisa Warriner chose Conceição
One of the main features of the apartment is the spaciousness and how comfortable it is with the added benefit of being one of the few apartments with direct access from the private terrace to the main and kiddies pool area. The location is great and suits a wide spectrum of people whether you just like to chill with no driving preferring to walk to a choice of nearby bars/restaurants or to the waterfront and use the nearby train station or whether you hire a car and require a good easily accessible base from which to explore the many delights of the eastern/central and western Algarve. Lastly, for the golfer, the delightful Henry Cotton designed Benamor Golf Club is within an easy stroll (just across the main road) and there are a wealth of nearby championship golf courses within a short drive including the Nicklaus designed Monte Rei Golf Resort - A must visit for the golf enthusiast !
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Clean and comfortable
Very quiet at this time of year which we liked
Thank you for your review, we hope you decide to stay again in the future.
Nice place for relaxing
Nice apartment and plenty of room. Pool was great and no problems with loungers at the time we were there. Note you will need to take your own pool towels as just bath and hand towels are in the apartment.
Handy supermarket close by - and even closer if you use the shortcut we left in the guestbook. There is a Lidl right outside Tavira station and a very short walk from Conceicao station to the apartment.
Highly recommend John's bar in Cabanas - great food (the fish special is awesome) and a great host. Cabanas is an easy 15 minute walk and about 4 Euros in a taxi.
All-in-all a relaxing place to stay and just chill
Thank you for reviewing your stay and we are so pleased you enjoyed the apartment and area. We hope you return in the future.
Dean & Lisa
Very clean and spacious. Excellent apartment for a relaxing break.
Had a great time staying here. The apartment is large for a 2 bed and always stayed cool despite the heat outside. The clean towels and a linen change half way through the holiday was much appreciated.
The pool area was nice and clean although sunbeds were a bit of a premium. If you were looking to spend the day around the pool I’d suggest being in place by about 10am if you want more than 2 beds. However even during the busy days they do become free on a regular basis. (There is no need to rush out claim some when the pool opens at 9).
The local beach is excellent, accessible by water taxi at a cost of €1.50 per person (return) which departs every couple of minutes throughout the day.
Bars and restaurants in Cabanas are all great along the sea front (15mins walk away). Or try the Hairy Lemon or Old Barrel about 5-10 mins away for a good happy hour.
If the beach, bars and pool get a bit repetitive jump on the loca train go exploring for a few Euros.
Really enjoyed the holiday and would recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing time away.
Thank you so much for your nice review Stephen, we are glad you and the family enjoyed the apartment and area...We hope you decide to stay again in the future.
Spacious and Clean
Very enjoyable stay at this apartment. It was fairly quiet when we stayed mid July. The pool area gets a little busy in the afternoon. It is a good 15 minute walk to the Cabanas Beach area where there is a good collection of shops and restaurants and a nice place to spend the evening. It is possible to walk to Tavira across the salt flats following a path which starts close to the apartment. We even saw flamingos whilst walking this route. It brings you out to a shopping complex which isn't huge but does have a selection of places to eat. Tavira itself is an absolute gem of a place and I loved how it wasn't too touristy but there is plenty to do. We took a ferry over to Tavira Island and the beach and from there you can walk to Barril Beach where there is a footbridge back to the mainland. The train stops close to the apartment which you can catch to Tavira (4 mins) or Faro (approx 40 mins). A couple of misunderstandings with the agent: I thought I had to contact her when we arrived at the apartment, she said I should have contacted her from the airport and we had to wait 30 mins for her to arrive. I had requested beach towels which were not in the apartment when we arrived and it took her a couple of days to get them to us. The apartment is well furnished and clean, has English TV and Wi Fi and I would highly recommend.
Thank you Collette for your review, we are so pleased you enjoyed the apartment and area. We hope you decide to stay again in the future.
Dean & Lisa
Great weather and location
We stayed in the apartment for nearly a month and found it very convenient. It was close to great restaurants, train, buses and golf courses. Because we were there in December we were not able to use the pool since the water was so cold. The ocean was warmer. It was off season so there were very few taxis running to the beach but Manta Rota was only a 15 minutes drive. The river front there was very nice to walk along though. The apartment had everything we needed for our stay.
Thank you for your review, we are very pleased that you enjoyed the apartment and we hope you decide to stay again in the future.
Best holiday so far!
I really enjoyed staying in this spacious 2 bedroom apartment, it had everything you could need which was stated on the website and more! We were greeted by Wendy who was really helpful with information about the area and was very welcoming! The apartment was very tidy and well maintained, we enjoyed using the pool which we didn't have to rush over to because it was never over crowding. It was very relaxing sitting by the pool some days and other days visiting lots of different areas of Portugal. We had an amazing breakfast at the benimor golf site which was peaceful and had a lovely scenery, we definately recommend!! And also lots of great places to eat down on the seafront in the evening.
We had the best holiday and wouldn't want to stay anywhere else now when visiting Portugal. Thank you dean and Lisa for letting us stay in this beautiful apartment and we would definately recommend to everyone!
Most definately would want to stay again
Thank you for your review and we are really pleased that you and Harvey enjoyed the apartment, the pool and general area. Please let us know if you would like to visit again in the future as you have been wonderful guests.
Lisa & Dean
Special interest holidays:
Cabanas is in a protected nature reserve called the Ria Formosa which makes the area excellent for Walking, Bird watching, Swimming, Cycling and Fishing.
The apartment is a 10-15 minute walk from Cabanas Waterfront with its new Boardwalk Promenade. The delightful white sandy beach at Cabanas is reached by taking a 2 minute taxi-boat ride, which transports passengers all day across the estuary of the Rio Formosa to the far side of the sand bank. Cabanas has clear water and is a blue flag beach which is rarely overcrowded with gorgeous golden sand and blue lagoons. The beach is well served by amenities including a beach cafe.
Most budget airlines fly to Faro which is only half an hour by road. Conceicao Railway station is within only a few minutes walking distance from the apartment, this railway covers the length of the Algarve from from the far west Algarve to Spain in the east. There are plenty of car hire companies at the airport or you could arrange to hire a car more locally for a few days.
Reefcat Fishing (Vila Real de Saint Antonio - 15 Kms)
A Deep sea Fishing Experience-Shark, Tuna, Blue and White Marlin and many more..
Aqualand-Waterpark,..The BIG one...Located in Central Algarve near the town of Alcantarilha, 15 kms from Albufeira.
Nearby Tavira is called "The prettiest town" in Portugal by the Portuguese. Located 25 kms from Faro and 20 Kms from Spain, it is a firm favourite for discerning visitors. Tavira is an ancient town with a Phoenician, Roman and Moorish past. It has a castle, over 35 churches and a superb seven arch Roman Bridge. On both sides of the River Gilao you can find good shopping with local produce, including fresh fish, fruit and vegetables, basket ware, pottery, ceramic tiles, wrought iron work and cork and shell handicrafts. Friendly locals welcome you, important whether you are just browsing or wining and dining in the many bars and restaurants, on the river front or in the fascinating cobbled streets. A short Ferry trip takes you to the Ilha de Tavira to one of the best beaches along the entire coast. Clean, safe bathing protected by the offshore sandbars is complimented by the few cafes and bars. Some 7kms of soft sand easily accommodates all the sun bathers, swimmers, windsurfers and sailors even in peak season. The scenic location of Tavira, protected by its natural lagoon, offers tranquility and the opportunity to observe nature and birdlife at its best. Those with a car, why not travel north to visit the wonderful city of Lisbon or venture east over the nearby spanish border and visit the andalusian favourite of Seville (a beautiful city with magnificent architecture).