Wonderful, authentic holiday home (moved into in the end of 2011) in the old town of Tavira for guests who like to live right in the midst but quiet. You can reach numerous bars, restaurants and shops in the city within walking distance, but also spend quiet hours at home in the patio, on one of the terraces or even on the open fireplace. The carefully restored old (new) holiday house has underfloor heating and air conditioning, elevator and designer equipment such as glass staircase etc.
The roof terrace offers a nice view over the city and the Serra.
The holiday house is also suitable for handicapped persons (ground level without barriers, elevator, wide doors).
Numerous books, CDs and cosy seating on the open fireplace are available. The pool with external shower and countercurrent system can be used from March / April to October / November depending on the weather. The house is our holiday retirement home; It is carefully and lovingly furnished. In short: a house to feel good and relax.
Living room with open fireplace, large bookcase, open glass staircase where the hourly changing light conditions come to full advantage. Bathroom and WC / shower with marble, wardrobe and passenger elevator complete the old part. The connection to the new building is created by the kitchen, which adjoins the courtyard and the pool. The light-flooded kitchen is completely refurbished and has all modern features.
On the first floor there are 2 double bedrooms. The larger bedroom is towards the courtyard with terrace and the second one to the street front. Between the bedrooms is the marble-tiled bathroom and above it is the large roof terrace with a wonderful view over the city and Serra.
We have tried to do justice to the history of this city during the restoration of our historical monument, but on the other hand to create in the interior a comfortable comfort that combines the old with the new in a pleasant way.
The house consists in principle of two parts: to the street the restored old building and to the inner courtyard the new component, two parts, which are connected by modern elements in the interior.
Disability-friendly construction: The entire house, including the inner courtyard and the terraces, is fully accessible on all three levels and has doors of at least 80 cm width. All levels are interconnected by a sufficiently large elevator, so that the elderly, but also light and medium handicapped persons, can use the entire house with its facilities.
Of course the patio and the terraces are fully furnished and also have a sun protection.
There are good shopping facilities, numerous restaurants and cafes in the close proximity. The entire city is within walking distance. The city is located on Rio Gilao, about 1 km before its mouth in the Atlantic, on the edge of a lagoon (Nature reserve Ria Formosa).
On the offshore islands you can find kilometres of beautiful sandy beaches, which can be reached by the holiday house in different ways by vehicle and also within walking distance by boat or passenger ferry. The house is authentic but comfortable and offers a cosy atmosphere. You live quietly, but still in the middle of the southern flair. The large market hall, the modern library, the museum and the exhibition hall as well as numerous small and large shops and not least a few historic churches and buildings are just a few minutes away. The mountains of the Serra are also near by and inviting.
Golf: 6 golf courses are available within 20 minutes (inter alia: Monte Rei); in 30 minutes
You can reach more than a dozen among others (inter alia: San Lorenzo, Vilamoura)
Style of the house and historical integration: The holiday house is located in the heart of the old town directly on the evening-blasted city wall of Tavira.
The origins of this city, which is characterized by a morbid charm, extend back to around 3000 BC. to the Turdulers and Phoenicians. The Romans, Spaniards and Moors characterised the city during the varied history. Testimonies of this past are everywhere: the Roman bridge, patrician houses with Renaissance faces, the old Moorish Castelo, archways originated in the North African Kasbas, patios, atrium gardens and courtyards, stairs of light and pagoda-style "Quadro Aguas roofs" . Tavira has 38 churches and chapels, nowhere else in the south of Portugal can one find so much sacred architecture in one place.
Faro airport (+ rental car, bus / taxi) - about 35 km
Most of our guests travel via Faro Airport and take a rental car (we are happy to arrange a cheap rate with a local car rental partner). The arrival via Lisbon is also easy by train or bus.
Some of our guests plan to spend more time on their holidays / a round trip - therefore, here further distances to the nearest airports except Faro
Lisbon airport (+ rental car, bus or train) - about 300 km
Seville airport (+ rental car) - about 186 km
Jerez de la Frontera airport (+ rental car) - about 265 km
We won't charge you yet
Please note that usage-based cost can occur additionally. If you have any questions please get in touch with the owner directly.
Bis 10 Wochen vor dem Anreisetag werden pauschal 50 % der Anzahlung (also 15% des Gesamtbetrags) als Stornierungskosten / Mietausfall einbehalten.
Für spätere Rücktritte wird die gesamte Anzahlung (=30 % des Gesamtbetrages) einbehalten.
The mentioned prices are inclusive prices
Incl. Heating, electricity, water, bed-/ table linen, internet (WLAN DSL), taxes
On-site care by agency "Casa Servico" included in the price
Linen change one time per week (bed linen, towels) included
The minimum rental period is one week. For long-term periods ("wintering") prices on request.
Additional service (cleaning, laundry) against payment possible
Mr. Hans-Michael Heitmüller & Familie
I speak: German, English, French, Italian, Spanish and Turkish
Accommodation number: 165613
We are retired since 2010 and spend several months per year in our second home Tavira. We particularly love the winter months (Nov. to Feb.), so the spring starts already in January with with almond blossom etc. The summer (June to Sept.) is also marvellous because it rarely gets hot at the Atlantic and the nights are wonderfully mild. But also in the rest of the year the Algarve is always worth a trip. Our holiday house Laluleva is very nice, but had only a roof terrace and no level patio, because house exactly fills the property . Through the purchase of the neighbouring property and the restoration of a building protected by a monument, we succeeded in creating two usable properties and houses, to be used separately or in conjunction, which make it possible to spend our holidays with our children and grandchildren.