Very nice host. Great location near many stores, bars and restaurants. Modern apartment was large, comfortable and clean. Beautiful area to relax, eat and drink outside. Highly recommend. Stay here!
Beautiful apartment, very spacious, affordable and close to amenities. I would highly recommend and stay here again.
Just returned from a 2 week break at this apartment which we found online. Communication with owner Paul was always polite and he responded really quickly to our initial enquiries.
We were met by the local agent Fiona and shown around the apartment which was exactly like the photos, spacious, clean, well maintained and with a fabulous terrace all very safe for our young children.
The terrace gets the sun until about 3pm which is good as in the evening you can make use of the barbecue and are not in baking sunlight.
The apartment is only a 5 minute walk to a good selection of bars, restaurants and shops and the water taxi over to the beach (1.50euro return).
The train station is also about a 15 minute walk away and we used it a few times to explore the local area visiting Tavira, vila real and Ayamonte in Spain, travel is super cheap on the train and they were always on time (or there Abouts!)
The local spar is OK for buying top up milk, snacks etc but we used lidl in Tavira to get beers, wine, meat cheese etc, we took out suit cases and brought shopping back on the train all very easy.
Cabanas comes alive at night time with a small fair at the end of the board walk for children and live music in some of the bars.
Whilst we were there we had a few small issues With the oven, a door handle and the AC, however the local agent sorted them all out very quickly, I think it's important to remember things can go wrong in your own house and it's not a reflection on the accommodation it's just one of those things.
I never gave this 5 stars as we were slightly disappointed with the swimming pool. There are 4 to choose but all of them were absolutely freezing I think because they don't get direct sunlight all day. Also there are no childrens pools and you are not permitted to throw a ball, use any inflatables etc. There were a few times we were throwing an arm band playing catch with our children and we were told off for doing so. We only used the pool 2 or 3 times due to these reasons and normally on holiday we would be in the pool for hours on end.
Also as someone has already said the apartment is quite bare inside, there are no cushions, rugs etc so it does feel like a holiday let rather than someone's home but that doesn't affect your stay it's merely a personal preference. We would have liked it if there was some buckets spades toys etc left over from previous guests however it appears everything is emptied from the apartment as there was absolutely nothing left not even washing up liquid or cleaning spray in the kitchen. Small things like this would be appreciated by the next guest.
That all said we had a brilliant holiday in a lovely apartment and we will definitely come back. Thank you for a great stay.