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The Bougainvillaea

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The Bougainvillaea

5 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
5 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

The space

Cabanas is located in the eastern leeward part of the Algarve, distancing 6km from Tavira, 36km from Faro and 28 km from the Spanish border. In its vicinity there are many amenities, including a beach and two golf courses: “Benamor” 300m away and “Quinta da Ria” 5km off.

Once a fisherman’s village that essentially lived off the capture of tuna, people made a living by building huts (cabanas) where they’d store the tools for fishing, and spend the night when necessary, hence the designation “Cabanas”.

It is still a very calm and privileged place today, having been rebuilt alongside the estuary.

Cabanas is separated from the beach by a body of water which is an integral part of the estuary. The beach is accessible by boat, and this form of transportation is provided by local fisherman.

Cabanas beach offers diversions such as kite surf and sailing lessons, as well as two bars with food and beverages.

The road by the seacoast (marginal) has cafes, bars, restaurants and some convenience stores, besides a pedestrian walkway along the estuary, which allows you to appreciate the beautiful natural scenery while fisherman catch clams and cockle.

The apartment is 200m away from the beach, situated in a private condominium that includes a swimming pool. It’s a two-bedroom flat with a spacious den, two small balconies, two bedrooms, in which one has a double-bed and a balcony, while the other possesses two single-beds. The kitchen is fully equipped except for dishwasher. Bathroom includes bathtub and shower.

The apartment is destined for 4-5 people, and includes a heating system that runs on oil. It faces southward and is close to public transportation, with the train station and the bus station a 100m and 20m away, respectively.

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Cable TV

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

House Rules

No parties or events


27 Reviews

Ritu User Profile
September 2017
Helena's house in Cabanas is wonderful. It's a little far from the airport but once you hire a car everything is accessible. Public transport, beach and restaurants are very close , like 10min walk. The place was perfect for us.
Rachel User Profile
September 2017
Helena was so welcoming and accommodating. She had great recommendations for places to see and visit. Her apartment was well equipped with everything we could need. There was even playing-cards and connect 4! It was in an ideal location being a 10 minute walk or less to the town,…
Geraldine User Profile
July 2017
Lovely apartment with a very nice pool area. The only negative about the apartment is that it can get very hot at night, however, there are several fans provided.
Kate User Profile
May 2017
Very responsive, helpful host. The flat is spacious, good light, really nice location -- a great place for a few quiet restful days !
Julien User Profile
April 2017
Great stay ;)
John User Profile
February 2017
Helena is a very welcoming host and the apartment is great. It has everything you need and is just a short walk from the seafront. This was our second stay and would definitely recommend it.
Joanna User Profile
September 2016
Helena's house is perfect and Helena is super host. When I have to use only one word to descripe the apartment it would be COMPLETE. Why? Because when you vistit this place you have to take only good mood and just relax. Helena gives her quests fredom but on the other hand she of…

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Tavira, PortugalJoined in February 2013
Helena User Profile
28 Reviews
sou lisboeta, formada em arquitectura, vividurante 24 anos em frança, onde me formei. actualmente tenho trabalhos esporadicos, dedico-me a fotografia, ao golfe, aos passeios pedestres na praia
Languages: Français, Português
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