Villa Boa Vista, Tavira town. Sleeps 8/Pool/Aircon

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms


Unlike many properties described as being "in Tavira town", Villa Boa Vista is a 6 to 10 minute walk (varying with age, agility and encumbrement) to the Roman Bridge which is generally regarded as the centre point of the old town. Boa Vista is a detached 4-bed, 3-bath villa, air-conditioned villa with panoramic views over the Roman bridge, the Moorish Castle and the old centre of Tavira, and out to sea; a car is not essential. With two furnished terraces (wrap-around marble-tiled at ground floor level and a roof terrace at first floor level), and extensive pool and patio areas (also furnished), up to eight guests (plus a baby) can be accommodated; a cot and/or high-chair are available free of charge on request. On arrival, you are met by the couple who manage the property; they introduce you to the facilities. They live locally and are on hand by phone 24/7 should any minor emergencies occur during your stay. They also provide a Welcome Basket including tea, coffee, milk, sugar, cheese, cold meats, bread, water, wine, beer, soft drinks, etc – maybe not enough for a four course meal but at least you don't have to rush to the supermarket immediately on arrival. The villa is equipped throughout to a very high standard. The lounge is approx 45sqm/500sqft. Cable TV is provided in lounge, dining room, master bedroom and one of the twin bedrooms -- all TV's have HDMI socket. A 100Mbps WiFi 'HotSpot' is accessible throughout the villa. There is a large open-plan kitchen/dining area comprehensively equipped to cater for eight people. Both lounge and dining room are air-conditioned. There are four bedrooms, two with double beds and two with twin beds. There are also three bathrooms. The master bedroom is air-conditioned and has bathroom en suite, TV, etc. The other double bedroom also has air-con; one of the twin bedrooms has air-con, the other a fan. The utility room includes a washing machine and a dryer. Soaps, detergents, toilet paper, etc are provided. The pool is 11m x 5m (36ft x 16ft) and is enclosed by a child-protection fence. The pool area is well equipped – there is a pergola, several umbrellas, 8 loungers, shower, etc. An informal selection of pool toys and flotation aids is usually available -- but do not leave children there unattended. Alfresco dining for eight is provided on the patio close to the pool and also on a shaded portion of the wrap-around terrace beside the kitchen. Tables, chairs and umbrellas are also provided on another section of the terrace off the utility room and on the roof terrace (which also has some loungers). A gas BBQ offers easy cooking. Air-con (included in the rates) is provided in lounge, dining room and three bedrooms, fans elsewhere. The urbanisation has no through traffic and free on-street parking is readily available. Taxis transfer to/from Faro airport costs Euro 50, 00 for 5/6 (2017). Taxis within the urban area are readily available and relatively inexpensive (Euro 4, 00 in 2017). Throughout the season, the local Camara (Town Council) organises a wide selection of street theatre, folk dancing and singing, concerts, fairs and exhibitions, a film festival, etc. There are also regular street markets in Tavira and many of the surrounding towns and villages. Restaurants abound in Tavira – the choice varies from basic local with paper tablecloths offering a meal for two including house wine for €20, 00 to the formal elegance of the Pousada where you can dine in fine style at Euro 100, 00 or more per head. Tavira is still an active fishing port and an extraordinary variety of fresh fish is widely available. Tavira is a family-friendly town, much of it is pedestrianised and kids are safe and welcome. Unlike the towns of the Central and Western Algarve, disco bars and lager louts are conspicuous by their absence in Tavira – but there are several excellent bars (kids welcome) where you can relax after dinner and a few “night clubs” where you can see the dawn come up. Nearby Ilha da Tavira (Tavira Island, but actually a sandbar) offers some 12km of magnificent white strands (also even a secluded nudist beach!) and the waters here are the warmest in the Algarve. The island offers bars, restaurants, massage facilities, rental of deck-chairs, loungers, umbrellas, etc. With such a stretch of beach reached from several different locations, there is never any difficulty having a good area of beach to yourself. The island is reached by several ferries from Tavira or by a little old train straight out of a kids cartoon


  • Air Conditioner
  • Dishwasher
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Laundry
  • Parking
  • Pool
  • TV/Cable/DVD


Out of concern for privacy, this map displays an approximate location.