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. Cabanas has everything needed for a relaxing holiday in one of the most beautiful and unspoilt parts of the Algarve.
Our modern, spacious, apartment on a small, high-quality development has sea views, comfortable and stylish furniture and all mod cons. Being on 2 levels, the apartment has plenty of outside space. The furnished balcony on the first floor looks out to sea and is ideal for outdoor meals. A barbecue is provided. The upper terrace has sea views and is equipped with breakfast table, sun loungers and a drying rack.
The kitchen is fully equipped for family meals and the living/dining areas seat up to 6 people. The sofabed can sleep 2 people comfortably. Rental includes all linens and bathroom towels, as well as final cleaning at the end of your stay.
The seafront and village beach are only a few steps away and a 3 minute ride on the tiny ferry takes you to the fabulous island beach, part of the Rio Formosa nature reserve with miles of golden sand. Once there, you can either hire a lounger and parasol or do your own thing. There are showers, toilets and a cafe. The closest beach is right in front of our development and is overhung by cliffs as you walk away from the village.
Village restaurants are informal and friendly, serving freshly caught fish and other local dishes at very reasonable prices. A short stroll along the boardwalk brings you to the nearest supermarket and a variety of other shops and waterfront cafes.
As well as a little market selling fresh fish and vegetables, Cabanas has several small supermarkets, bakeries, butchers, and banks with ATMs/cashpoints. You'll find plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars, but no nightclubs or discos.
Cabanas is on the Rio Formosa, a narrow lagoon between the coast and the Ilha de Cabanas, a long uninhabited sandbar which forms the magnificent sandy beach. Boat trips from Cabanas include fishing, birdwatching and general tours of the lagoon.
A few minutes by car or bus takes you to the picturesque town of Tavira. Seven excellent golf courses are within 30 mins drive. Cabanas is approximately midway between Faro and the border with Spain.
Faro airport is 35 minutes drive from Cabanas. You can also fly to Seville, 90 minutes away. Car hire is not essential, as Cabanas is self-contained as a resort. You can get a taxi or (precooked) shuttle from Faro airport or we can arrange private transfers. There is a bus service into Tavira (10 minutes away) and (slow) trains run along the Algarve stopping at Conceicao, a 15 minute walk from the apartment. There are also water taxis! If you want to explore further afield or play golf, we recommend hiring a car.
Faro - 40km. Tavira - 6km. Cacela Velha - 8km. Olhao - 33km. Albufeira - 60km. Vila Real de Santo Antonio - 20km. Border with Spain - 24km. Seville - 180km.
The apartment is registered under the Alojamento Local scheme. Registration No. 25667/AL
By Kevin Sanders on 09-Nov-2019
Owners were brilliant to deal with,local agents were too. The apartment itself was fantastic & very spacious with everything you needed for your stay to hand including all utensils, bbq,dishwasher tablets, books,dvds,beach parasols etc. Very clean & well laid out rooms with large wardrobes & cupboards for all your stuff too. Balconies on both floors with chairs & tables & a secure gated entrance into the apartment block. Will definately be back asap.
By Philip Barlow on 28-Oct-2019
Absolute gem of a find, well presented apartment with everything you need for your stay including comfy beds. Linda and Dave made us most welcome. Beaches were nice and clean, lots of places to eat and drink close by, had a fab time.
You won’t be disappointed here in cabanas
Many thanks to Ali and dave
Perfectly situated apartment in Cabanas
By Tracy G on 07-Oct-2019
I really can’t think of anything I would do to improve the apartment. It was better equipped than any we’ve stayed in before. Small things, but I really appreciated having a choice of chopping boards, a grater, a small teapot and a blender. These are all things that I use a lot at home and don’t usually find in apartments in Portugal. So it really felt like a home from home. It was fabulous having the sun umbrellas to use on the beach and the loungers on the terrace were great too, particularly when the wind was up and it felt a bit chilly on the beach.
The two bedrooms suited us very well and there is more than enough cupboard space, with plenty of good quality hangers.
For us October was the perfect time of year with the weather. We liked the fact that it was quiet, but there were still people around and plenty was open. We found the apartment a very comfortable place to say, in a perfect position for our favourite walks and going to the beach.
Alison, the owner, was a pleasure to communicate with and everything was done with speed and efficiency. It was great having a friendly management team on site in case of any problems, although we had none. I'm sure we will be back!
By John W on 15-Sep-2019
Another great stay in this apartment. We really enjoyed it so much last year we came back again this year. The apartment is beautifully decorated and has lots of nice touches eg. Beach umbrellas. The kitchen has all the equipment to cook great meals, if you can drag yourself away from the lovely fish restaurants nearby. We love walking and birdwatching on the nearby paths and river beds. We will be back
We stayed from 1-10 July. Beautiful apartment - everything you could wish for. Kettle (so many don't), Dolce Gusto coffee machine, fully equipped kitchen with microwave, dishwasher, more DVDs than you could hope to watch, CDs, some small childrens' items, games, jigsaws. The apartment is on two levels, with two bathrooms, one fitted with a shower, wc on the first floor and on the second a family bathroom with bath/shower. The two bedrooms are of a decent size and very comfortable. Both rooms open out onto a top balcony with table, chairs and two sun loungers. Downstairs is the kitchen, shower room and living area which is lovely, spotlessly clean with two sofas, plenty of space and a good sized TV. French doors open out onto another compact balcony. Both balconies have sea views. The apartment is about 5 mins walk to the boats to take you across to Cabanas beach and in easy reach of restaurants and bars but it is so tranquil there that you don't hear any noise from them. 7 minutes walk and you're at the Spar shop which sells just about everything if you don't want to make the trip to the main supermarket in Tavira. We were unlucky enough to have our flight cancelled by Easyjet on the 10th. The wonderful management company Linda and Dave ensured that as the apartment was not rented that day that we secured another night there rather than wing it at the airport! They were incredibly helpful and we are very grateful to them and the lovely owners for bailing us out of a difficult situation. All in all a lovely holiday and we would be happy to return here.
Great apartment in unspoilt resort close to great birdwatching
By Penny And John on 06-Oct-2018
A spacious and very well equipped apartment. The well equipped kitchen enabled us to cook meals easily. We had a great 9 days here combining swimming, great birdwatching, cycling and excellent meals in nearby fish restaurants. It was lovely to have two balconies to relax or eat meals. We certainly hope to return before long.
By William Ferguson on 20-Jul-2018
First of all Dave and Alison were great to deal with in booking their apartment.
This is an excellent apartment with easy access to all restaurants and the beach.
The apartment had everything required to make our holiday great.
Free WiFi and instructions on how to use all appliances.
Our 4th time here (Speaks for itself really)!
By Lenny Pereira on 12-Jul-2018
We love it here!!! Every home comfort thought of down to the finer details. Everything you could want if you would like to self cater, but brilliantly located for all the restaurants and cafés. Nice comfy beds aswell.
This really is a gorgeous apartment, we decompress the minute we come through the door.
By Karen Dougan on 03-Jul-2018
The apartment is lovely. It's bright, airy and very clean. I loved the living room with its patio doors and the glass wall. The bedrooms are a decent size with their own patio doors and good wardrobe space.
The air conditioning works well but we didn't really need to use it that often.
The kitchen had everything we needed and I loved the coffee pod machine which we used all the time.
The apartment is located in a peaceful complex (although the whole resort isn't exactly loud!) and is only a few steps from the sea and snack bars/restaurants.
The local agents were very helpful and responsive when we had a bit of a problem with the air conditioning. They also arranged excellent private transfers to and from the airport.
It ticked all our boxes. Highly recommended.
Great apartement in a fabulous location!
By Sophie J on 22-Jun-2018
We loved the apartment, clean and well equipped in a perfect location near Rio de Formosa. Ideal flat for a family of a couple and 2 children.
Cabanas is a nice place. We did appreciate the atmosphere of Tavira!
Thanks again Alison!
Ideal Spacious/Well Equipped Apartment in Cabanas
By Katrina D. on 14-Jan-2018
We have stayed in Cabanas several times and we found Alison and Dave's spacious, well equipped and very comfortable apartment. So perfect in fact we are returning in 2018!. Ideally positioned with easy access to restaurants, bars and beach ferry, the apartment had everything we needed for a very comfortable stay. Nothing missing - everything we needed we found here. A warm welcome from Wendy and Jeff on arrival ensured a smooth entry to the apartment. Great communications and we appreciated the flexibility in accommodating our later departure on this occasion. So looking forward to going back in September this year. John & Katrina
Great location. Everything we needed.
By Richard S. on 23-Sep-2017
we love it
By Ana B. on 11-Sep-2017
Cabanas de tavira
By Emmanuel F. on 16-Aug-2017
Excellente localisation près de la RIA de Cabanas de Tavira, petite ville très agrèable et calme
Sehr gut und absolut zu empfehlen.
By Vanessa G. on 28-Jul-2017
Das Apartment ist genauso wie auf den Bildern. Kontakt mit Alison und Jeff vor Ort war auch sehr angenehm. Die Lage ist super, zentral und nah zu allem was wichtig ist. Die Ausstattung top, alles was man braucht ist vorhanden. Die Betten groß und bequem, die 2 Balkone ebenfalls top. Alles sauber und orendlich. Cabanas ist ein sehr schöner Ort, vor allem mit Kindern. Wir waren sehr zufrieden und können es nur weiterempfehlen. Vielen Dank und Grüße.
By Ann K. on 13-Sep-2016
Lovely spacious apartment in excellent location.
Cabanas very nice with lovely restaurants,beach and walkway along the front for a stroll.
Everything in apartment you can possibly need for holiday.
Great balcony and roof terrace.
Would thoroughly recommend.
Great apartment. Very nice host Wendy and Jeff.
By Leonor O. on 31-Aug-2016
It was a great week in a very nice spot! the apartment is great: clean and well maintained. I would like to repeat! The nearby activities are very good.
Lovely property, great location
By Steven K. on 14-Aug-2016
Having stayed at Alison's place before we knew what to expect, and were not disappointed. The flat is spacious and well equipped, with everything you need to make a home from home. The location is great, less than 100m from the front, with nice views of the Ria, and the sea beyond, from both the first and second floor terraces. We normally visit Cabanas in spring or autumn and obviously found the town much busier than at those times, yet still no problems finding somewhere to sit and eat/drink, and the atmosphere remains the same, very friendly resort. Although not the biggest of resorts, Cabanas offers a good variety of restaurants and bars, providing everything from snacks to good quality restaurant food, and if that is not enough you can visit Tavira or even Sao Bras, both of which have a couple for really good restaurants. If your looking for a relaxing time in a nice apartment and with all you need on the door step, we would highly recommend this property. Thanks once again Alison, we are sure to stay with you again in the future. Steve and Karen, Sevilla.
Fab fab! ! Love Cabanas
By Beverley S. on 27-Jun-2016
Lovely apartment, had everything, I don't self cater, however if I had wanted to it was all there, Inc Bbq, nice to see some kitchen bits, ie bin bags, detergent etc, not at our previous apartment!
We had total peace here, seemed like we may have bben the only people in the block?
We will be back, for the gorgeous accommodation, the wonderful food in every place we ate, including the snack bars, and the location couldn't be better!
Thank you Alison
Lovely Apartment in Wonderful Cabanas
By Lorraine Stevens on 27-Jun-2016
The apartment is great - comfortable, spacious and excellently equipped - with the added bonus of a superb quiet location just minutes from all of the amenities, bars and restaurants
May 2016 stay
By Pete R. on 23-May-2016
We returned late last night from an excellent 2 week stay at the apartment. We were a party of 4 adults and a 22 month old and child and all enjoyed the home from home feeling of the well appointed residence. We love Cabanas and the apartment was moments from the boardwalk and close to the centre. My wife and I will certainly look to book it again in the future.
May 2016 stay
By Pete R. on 23-May-2016
Just returned from an excellent 2 week break from this well appointed and situated apartment. It is moments from the boardwalk and minutes from the sea front bars and restaurants of Cabanas, an area not spoilt by progress. My wife and I will certainly look to book the apartment again in the future, and were also impressed with the reliability of the pick ups and support available if required.
Our new favourite place!
By Donna O. on 18-Feb-2016
Our first trip to Portugal with our dogs and we couldn't have found a place better suited to our needs, just a minute from the fort perfect for first and last call. The apartment is very well equipped and very spacious. We loved the light first thing in the morning. The restaurant nearby Noelia and Jeronimo was a must if you like food! There were plenty of simple bars, restaurants and cafes to choose from. Most were happy for us to sit outside with the dogs. We loved taking the ferry over to the beach. We also loved to explore other places such as Manta Rota (again a brilliant restaurant on the boardwalk there) Tavira was lovely too, we also went into Spain, Faro etc and found so much to do that we kept extending our stay!! We were very fortunate, the weather was unbelievably mild, we even swam in the Atlantic in November. We are already planning our return trip next winter. Thanks so much Alison for great communication and flexibility before during and after our stay and to Jeff the property manager on site for lots of help and tips!
By Ann Stockton on 18-Oct-2015
Spent a wonderful 10 days in Alisons beautiful apartment, well equipped with all mod cons, comfortable beds.Lovely walks and sea , boat rides and restaurants right on your doorstep, quiet and peaceful I highly recommend it, thankyou Alison for all your help and information 5 stars for everything
By Ted And Sarah B. on 04-Sep-2015
The apartment was clean and had everything needed for an easy stay. Sea views from the balconies , the sea front being less than a 2 minuet walk from the apartment. As well as restaurants and a small super market (Spar) within 5 mins.
The first thing you really notice other than the sun is the heady perfume of the air. A mix of olive, rosemary and date palm. The local people were very friendly, from arranging a water taxi to Tavira (thanks Louis) to serving a cold drink to a hot British family. The local sea food is exquisite. Though there is also the ability to order more recognisable dishes such as burgers to pizza to steak..
The beach was fabulas ,it is a long one so there was space. The sand gets very hot so foot wear is advisable ,and remember it's still the Atlantic so in contrast to the sand the water seems cold.
There are various water based attractions ,from snorkelling ,guided tours by marine biologists of the wildlife .We took the morning dolphin watching trip, and were lucky enough to see a pod of between 8 to 12 dolphins.. Just being on the sea with a warm wind coming off the land was enjoyable.
We have to say that we had excellent response and communication from the apartment owners from our first enquiry into booking it. Transfers from Faro and back were arranged to remove some of the stress. Though hire cars are available.
We loved the feeling of it being a local town and not a huge holiday hotel conglomerate. It's a place we would love to return to.
Excellent apartment and information
By Veronica A. on 10-Mar-2015
We were given all the information we needed before leaving and the contacts who were available in Portugal. Brilliant people who were so helpful. On arrival we entered a beautiful apartment, it looked lovely and was also comfortable. Everything was provided and very clean. If you want a book to read when you arrive there is a good choice. If you have a child it is safe and spacious.It was quiet and in an excellent position, the balconies are also good. Information about the area and restaurants is written by past people on holiday and gives you ideas. We will return. Can not wait.
Lovely apartment in great location
By SUE R. on 23-Jul-2014
We had a fabulous holiday in this lovely spacious and well equipped apartment. It is in a great location, set back yet with sea views and lovely and quiet. There are plenty of good cafe's and restaurants nearby and the beach is beautiful. Good walking along the coast and to nearby Tavira which is well worth a visit. Wendy and Jeff were very helpful and spot on time for airport pick ups and owner very organised re booking etc.
A Perfect Holiday
By Chriss on 20-May-2014
We have just got back from a great holiday in Cabanas. The apartment was fab everything you would wont for a perfect holiday. The position could not have been better. We have already recommended it to some friends and we hope to return ourselves at a latter date. We did lots of sightseeing and the weather was hot and sunny all the time we were there. Lots of restaurant's and bars to spoil yourselves so now the diet starts.
Our week in Cabanas
By Garth on 08-May-2014
The apartment was very comfortable and only some 100 metres to the little ferry for our 2 minute trip to the beautiful beach.
The "meet & greet" arrangement at the airport was brilliant, and the agent, Wendy, couldn't have been any more helpful!
Cabanas is a very attractive little resort, with a wonderful boardwalk along the front, and a generous supply of restaurants and bars all the way along, and also in the quaint little side streets.
Our only concern was that April proved to be too early in the year, if you are keen to swim in the Atlantic!
Our Romantic getaway.
By Lionel Lovett on 02-Feb-2014
Beautiful, well located apartment with every home comfort thought of. We made a very last minute booking & the owners couldn't have made it easier. I highly recommend this apartment with its wonderful ambience & views. A big thank you!!!
By Jim Minnis on 10-Sep-2013
The property was presented in pristine condition,well equipped and an excellent meet and greet service.
I would hope to return in the future
Spacious apartment, good location
By Gill on 05-Sep-2013
Lovely 2 storey apartment with 2 bedroom, 2 bathrooms and 2 balconies. Tastefully decorated, well equipped and a few minutes walk from the boardwalk by the sea. The apartment had leaflets with local information, a selection of books and DVDs and beach parasol. We enjoyed our short break, spending most of the time on the beautiful beach. Taking the small boat to the beach enhanced the experience and having a caf?, shower and toilet at the beach was more than we expected. We visited Tavira a couple of times using public transport. The train station is difficult to get to and the bus service is hourly and stops early evening. It's not far so the taxi wasn't expensive. Tavira comes alive in the evenings and is well worth a visit. We were met by Wendy, who was very friendly and helpful, even stopping at the supermarket on the way to the apartment so we could pick up some of the heavy groceries. We wanted a relaxing holiday and that's what we got. We hope to go back.