Loft 39 is in central Tavira, which is a picturesque town situated on a river. The Loft is very well decorated, clean and had all the amenities we wanted. The roof terrace was particularly good and a great place to have breakfast or sit in the evening. There are many different types of restaurants within easy walking distance. Walter, the owner, was always on hand if needed.
The beach is accessed via the local river bus which runs regularly and is inexpensive. We also enjoyed watching the different variety of birds in the nature reserve and took a boat trip round the area.
In the previous two years I have rented the studio on the first floor. This year as I wished to invite my children I chose the bigger loft. While making the reservation I did not notice there were different prices for different number of occupants. My daughter and son arrived earlier and were met by a rather unpolite and unwelcoming Mr. Valter who immediately raised the problem of the occupation. He could have easily solved this by calling me. As soon as my son alerted me for this I told Mr. Valter I wound pay for the difference. Two hours later I received a request through PayPal to pay an outrageous amount, more than twice of the price difference I checked on the websire. I duly settled the amount but this soured our arrival in Tavira.
Loft 39 shares an historic building with Studio 39. We had stayed in the amazing studio but wanted more space this time. Spread over three floors, every detail in the loft is both practical and creative. At the top of the apartment you step up onto a large patio which overlooks much of Tavira and out to sea (the same view as from the nearby Castle). This outdoor space is great for sharing a glass of wine, as a destination for any meal or relaxing after the day's events. From the front door Tavira's restaurants, Castle, Riverside Park (ice cream a must), ferry to Isla do Tavira (huge beach), grocery stores, etc. are just steps away.
We have just returned from a lovely stay in this property. It is situated in the heart of the town just 2 minutes walk from the roman bridge and a multitude of coffee shops and restaurants. The flat is in a traditional old building which has been beautifully renovated to a contemporary, restful finish over several floors. It comes very well equipped with a full kitchen and all mod cons including a TV with satellite reception in multiple languages and Netflix. There is air conditioning and Velux windows in the roof which can be shaded and opened via a remote control. The flat also has wifi and a washing machine with an airer for use on the roof terrace. The terrace is a lovely sun trap with views of the roof tops around, perfect for eating al fresco. The owner was very responsive to messages and made sure we had all we needed for a wonderful stay. I can highly recommend this property and we hope to be returning very soon!