$335 / night
Total guests, Nights

Villa Boa Vista, Tavira town. Sleeps 8/Pool/Aircon – Home 3800502 Villa

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 9 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Villa Boa Vista, Tavira town. Sleeps 8/Pool/Aircon – Home 3800502

  • Villa
  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child Friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

Description from owner



We accept only family parties or mature adults, "singles" groups are not allowed.

On parle aussi Francais. Wir sprechen auch Deutsch.

Unlike many properties exaggeratedly described as being "in Tavira town", Villa Boa Vista is a 6 to 10 minute walk (varying with age, agility and encumbrance) to the Roman Bridge which is generally regarded as the centre point of the old town; a car is not essential. Boa Vista is a detached 4-bed, 3-bath, fully air-conditioned villa with panoramic views over the Roman bridge, the Moorish Castle, the old centre of Tavira, and out to sea. With two furnished terraces (wrap-around marble-tiled terrace at ground floor level and a roof terrace at first floor level), and extensive pool and patio areas (also furnished), up to eight or nine guests 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 seats ten and 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 air-conditioned bedrooms, two with double beds and two with twin beds. There are also three bathrooms. The master bedroom has bathroom en suite, TV, etc. 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.

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 (2018). Taxis within the urban area are readily available and relatively inexpensive (€4 to €5 in 2018).

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 €25 to the formal elegance of the Pousada where you can dine in fine style at €100 for two (but the waiters wear dickie-bows). 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.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Ask about pets
  • Crib

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: King bed
    Bedroom 3: Twin bed
    Bedroom 4: Twin bed
    Beds in other rooms:
  • 3 Full baths


  • Wireless Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Mountain Views
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Telephone
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

A commuter train links Tavira with most of the coastal towns from the Spanish border on the east to Lagos in the west. Local buses connect the towns and villages of the hinterland. Express buses run several times a day to Sevilla (via Huelva).

Interaction with guest

The villa is looked after by a couple who live locally. You are met at the villa and shown how things work; there's also a Welcome Basket so you don't have to rush off to the supermarket. The couple are available by phone 24/7 should any emergencies arise.


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: ($316.10) €300.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

No refund If you cancel, any money you have paid cannot be refunded.

Check-in date

House rules

We accept only family parties or mature adults, no "Singles" parties.
Pet dogs (no cats, allergy issues) may be accepted but prior formal acceptance an ABSOLUTE NECESSITY. If you arrive with unannounced pets, you may be denied admission and allowed no refund; at a minimum, your Security Deposit will be forfeit.
No smoking indoors; penalty of €50 if smoking odours remain following your departure.
Please turn off air-con and/or pool lights when not necessary.


About the owner

Ted M.

Tourist License

Calendar last updated:
23 Mar 2019
Years listed:
Based in:
United States
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French, German





14 reviews

Very Good

“two terrific weeks in tavira”

Reviewed 10 Oct 2013

Total pain free process from enquiry through booking to arrival. Bob and iris were there to greet us even though we were a tad early. Nice welcome-even had beer in the fridge. They were always keen t… More

“Well equipped villa in excellent location.”

Reviewed 18 Sep 2013

We were two families staying together with our 4 children aged 12 to 17. Ted the owner was extremely helpful when we booked with advice on travelling (we were arriving by train from Lisbon) and inform… More

Response from the owner Hi Janet. Glad you liked the villa and the town of Tavira. After a review like this, you'll be welcome back anytime! Just one small point of information. Not alone are the trains relatively infrequent (about one per hour during the day and they stop at night), the station is quite close to the villa so the trains are going relatively slowly and quietly as they pass by. Ted.

“Large and comfortable villa + pool in an excellent location.”

Reviewed 23 Jul 2013

We've just come back from a fantastic week at this villa with an extended family group (from teenagers to seniors). The villa is about 30 mins drive from Faro (avoiding the toll roads), we did h… More

“Fabulous family holiday villa and location”

Reviewed 28 Jun 2013

Fantastic villa accommodation that catered for all the family...we shared our holiday with our 3 year old little boy, 21 year daughter and boyfriend, and Grandparents! The villa was fully equipped and… More

“Practical and comfortable for two families”

Reviewed 9 Jul 2012

We had a brilliant two-week holiday in Portugal and the house was really the icing on the cake. Both families had great expectations in advance and they were completely met and even exceeded. We felt … More

“Great villa and location”

Reviewed 12 Apr 2012

Tavira is a friendly place with lots of places to eat and great beach. All 8 of us loved the villa. Ted was very helpful and friendly when booking the villa and met us when we arrived to show us aro… More

“Wow! What a fabulous villa in a wonderful setting.”

Reviewed 14 Nov 2011

We had the most brilliant holiday at Boa Vista. The owners have taken every care to equip the villa with everything you could possibly need. The furnishings are exquisite,loads of space to be togethe… More

“Really comfortable!”

Reviewed 14 Nov 2011

Myself and my family stayed at Villa Boa Vista for a week in September and it was excellent. We wanted for nothing and, considering a lot of places provide the bare minimum in terms of amenities, the … More

“A perfect break”

Reviewed 15 Sep 2011

Nicely located villa overlooking Tavira which is just a 10 minute walk away with shops, bars and restaurants. Tavira itself is a beautiful low key holiday destination, largely unspoilt by mass tourism… More

“Fantastic Villa”

Reviewed 5 Jul 2011

Ours was a family holiday with ages ranging from 2 to 62, everyone had a lovely time and will return. The Villa is a fantastic property with lovely views over the town to the sea in the distance. We a… More

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How do I find more info about the property?

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Send Ted (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Ted (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view Ted the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online and send Ted (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Ted (the owner) an inquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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You can also request a quote from Ted (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

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Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Ted (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

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Why can't I call Ted (the owner) before booking?

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How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your booking or cancel it if you need to.

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You can pay the remaining balance of your booking at any point. Simply go to Manage your booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage your booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I withdraw my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Ted (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Ted (the owner) a message.

If Ted (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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