Garden apartment in Tavira, Portugal - Ideally Situated Just 2minutes' Walk From The Railway Station And 8minutes' Walk To Town Centre
Constant van Scherpenseel
- english, german, portuguese, dutch
About Constant van Scherpenseel
Goede morgen! I am Constant, professional photographer, spare-time actor and musician, and renovator of old houses. I have renovated many houses for other people and it has been so nice finally to do one for myself! I love this house - particularly the unusual things like the little well by the outdoor kitchen - or what used to be the outdoor kitchen and is now one of several store rooms. I have tried to keep the spirit of the old house while making it thoroughly comfortable to live in. I will do my best to answer any questions you might have in English, Dutch, German or Portuguese.
Why Constant van Scherpenseel chose Tavira
Tavira is the most beautiful town in the Algarve - easily! And this is a great location in Tavira - on a beautiful Avenida, with local bars and cafés, close to the railway station, a handy supermarket nearby, and just a short stroll down the Avenue to the centre of town. So you can easily walk to all the tourist-ey things, and also easily get away from them to come 'home'.
What makes this Apartment unique
The garden is the main benefit - it is so unusual to have a property with a garden in Tavira. And this is a good-sized garden, about 30m (100ft, more or less) long, full of fruit trees. There is a walled terrace, as well as a partly-covered patio area. The house has a very spacious, elegant feel - I loved it as soon as I saw it, even totally dilapidated. Now I am very proud of it.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Well equipped apartment in a good location
Beautiful garden to relax and have breakfast, kitchen is well equipped, location is close to city centre on foot and supermarket is 200 m away.
We had a great time staying at this apartment for a week. Smooth check in process, and apartment was well stocked with basic amenities. Though there is no designated parking spot for the apartment, we were easily able to find free street parking on a nearby street (200m away) each day. The apartment is in a great location - about a 5 mins walk to the river, and easy to get in/out of Tavira by car for day trips to beaches, etc. We were a family of 5 (4 adults and one toddler) and had plenty of space. The lemon and orange trees in the backyard were a delight for my 3 year old son! Thank you Constant for a great apartment!
Lovely traditional Portuguese town house
It is well equipped and very well placed to make a holiday easy, close to bars and restaurants, as well as supermarkets. It's very comfortable, and we enjoyed sitting on the patio looking at the orange and lemon trees.
Comfortable apartment and beautiful yard in scenic Tavira
We spent 3 weeks in this apartment and were very comfortable and happy with our choice. The ground floor layout and walk through from front door to back yard made it very roomy and accommodating for 4 people with bicycles. The back terrace provided a sunny reflector oven for morning breakfasts which we appreciated as the temperatures in December are cooler. We made good use of the barbeque and as the orange and lemon trees in the yard were in full fruit we made good use of those too. The street in front is fairly busy and there is a popular restaurant next door; neither of these things were a big problem in December but could be noisier in the busier months. Constant is very friendly and helpful and has done a good job of providing all amenities. The location is very convenient to everything, groceries, pastelarias, train station, bus, Tavira sights. We were sorry to leave.
Thank you for your review, Terry, it was a pleasure having your group.
I would just like to note for future travellers that the restaurant (which is rather elegant and expensive) closes at 10pm and the owner tells me that they do the cleaning the next day, so there should be no late noise. Constant
An authentic Portuguese accommodation in an ideal location for exploring both city and environs.
This is a comfortable city apartment, located on a busy street, beside a successful restaurant. The apartment provides a glimpse of the past, due to its heritage and many authentic aspects. The garden patio and outdoor grill allowed us to enjoy the mild November weather. We enjoyed the scent of orange & lemon trees as well! The ideal location allows the guest to walk easily throughout town and to the beach. Easy access to the train provides the opportunity to explore the Algarve’s fine towns at a modest cost.
Our host Constant graciously answered many questions and was attentive to our requests. He also introduced us to his friend Eduardo who facilitated some tours and gave us great background on this area.
We highly recommend this apartment and may return in the future!
I have done this already
In the centre of town, which is divided by a river, you can get a water taxi or ferry to the justly famous Tavira Island, which has wonderful expanses of clean, gently sloping beach.
About 45 minutes from Faro airport. There is easy parking by the house, but it is also ideal for a car-free holiday.
The apartment is very near a large Lidl supermarket and opposite a charming plaza with cafés, a fresh bread shop and a few other local shops and restaurants, including two excellent little places serving take-away, home-cooked and extremely reasonably-priced Portuguese food. Although just a ten minute stroll from the centre of Tavira, this is a Portuguese, rather than a tourist area, and extremely relaxed.