Pool, internet, UK TV, Netflix, air-con, table football, parking, lift
- english, french, german, spanish, portuguese
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 Municipality of 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).
Pool / Spa
Children allowed - Children welcomeChildren welcome
Max guests: 8
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Week's cycling in Tavira
Really enjoyed my stay in Ivor's apartment and the property was better than the pictures suggested. Everything looked newly refurbished and the location is great - just a few minutes walk from the centre but in a quite location. Communication during booking was always prompt and had all the details I needed. I would love to go back to Tavira and stay in this apartment again!
Great apartment in a secure complex. Our check in went very smoothly even though we were delayed. The apartment was lovely, well equipped with everything you could possibly need and very comfortable beds. We would highly recommend a stay here!!
Brilliant all round
Had a great holiday, there's so much to do, a great location, everything you could ask for from a family summer holiday!
Hi Andrew, I'm really glad that you had such a good time. A pleasure to have you to stay!
Lovely apartment. Few small hiccoughs but sorted out swiftly by the owner so wasn’t a problem.
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
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.