Narinder, Andrea & Keshi
We came to Tavira on holiday in 2003 and fell in love with this charming town and experienced the warmth of the locals. Previously, we had spent many hours dreaming of opening our own business in Hospitality in England though neither of us had any experience of working in this sector. Andrea had a background of working in Social Services and after giving birth to Keshi, became a full-time mother. Narinder was a Teacher trainer, Mentor and NLP Master Practitioner.
When we visited Tavira and viewed this large Villa, we felt that we had found a little piece of paradise, complete with palm trees and an orange orchard that everyone could enjoy. It also had a separate house, where we could live. All we needed was our imagination, enthusiasm and hard work to make the place into a fabulous Villa with self-catering apartments! The journey had started.
The quiet, countryside location, about 4 minutes’ drive from Tavira, was ideal. We felt that this was the perfect place to start our new venture.
History of Tavira Vacations Apartments
The Villa was built in the late eighties and owned by a family. After the family moved in the late nineties, the Villa was left unoccupied for several years. However, we saw the potential beauty of this place and set about asking permission from the local council to convert it into self-catering tourist apartments. After passing through all the legal formalities of remodeling and construction restrictions, Tavira Vacations Apartments finally opened its doors in July 2008.
We also care about the environment and to achieve this we have an eco-friendly salt water pool installed, which is very good for the skin. We have installed solar-powered panels that supply hot water to the apartments. We also recycle as much as we can – glass plastic, paper, tins, metal, batteries, cork etc.
We want to provide a place with high standards where our guests feel relaxed, comfortable and safe. Our personal touch allows us to inform and respond to our guests needs.
We designed and decorated our apartments with simple, clean lines and warm colours that reflect the Algarvian warmth. Andrea’s passion for gardening is evident in the wonderful gardens she has created and which are constantly evolving. We are still on our journey as we meet new people, make new friends and strive to do better at what we do.
As we have been living in Tavira for over 8 years, we have some knowledge of the local area which we like to share with you. As we live on the premises, we can be of assistance any time.
Sometimes things go wrong and sometimes, the problems that arise are not in our control or beyond our ability to resolve them immediately. However, we promise that we will do our best to resolve any issues. We are here to ensure you have a positive experience of staying here.
We hope you will enjoy our hospitality and what East Algarve can offer. We welcome you at our place.
Narinder, Andrea & Keshi