Seashell studio holiday apartment has been available for holiday rentals since September 2012.   These comments are taken directly from our guests' written feedback.

We have recently removed one of our advertisements from the Ownersdirect website as they have doubled their subscription prices and are planning to charge guests a booking fee also!  

Since we had such kind reviews from last summer's guests we thought we'd copy-paste the most recent ones so you can read them, in addition to those that were posted directlyhere by guests.

Hope you enjoy reading others' experiences and if you have any questions please do get in touch.



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Urbanização Golden Clube
Date of Stay
13 September 2015
"When booking accommodation independently there are two things you need to know . 1 Does the property as described exist ? 2. Is the owner genuine and reliable ? After enjoying an extremely pleasant two week stay in the Seashell I can honestly answer yes to both questions. The property is clean, spacious, very tastefully furnished and decorated . Fiona is meticulous in every detail regarding the the running of this holiday apartment .I could go on to list all the seashells and Fiona,s delightful attributes but they have all been mentioned in previous reviews all of which I fully agree. Book and enjoy this apartment i am sure you will not be disappointed."
— Keith N., 29 Sep 2015
Scott A. said...
Bijou and nicely appointed
Urbanização Golden ClubeL112, Tavira, Faro, 8800-593, Portugal (8118653)
Date of Stay
13 June 2015
After our initial flight was cancelled and an overnight stay at Gatwick, we were picked up by Snr Nelson, arranged by our host for a nominal fee, we arrived at this complex and were met by Fiona who made sure we were aware of all info. She also arranged a small pack of essential food stuff, so we were able to have a cup of tea and start to unwind. The apartment is ideal for two, spotless and clean and furnished to a high standard with simple effective garb. small kitchen with every gadget required, TV to catch up on news or play a video if required. our weather was not great 3 days great sunshine out of 12. the sun shone inland the 3 times we went to Tavira, which is a nice traditional town relaxed with some nice cafes and gift shops of the beaten track. Cabanas a five minute stroll past main pool, throws up some gems of restaurants Pedro being our favourite with Europa close second, unbelievable value for money, in some case two thirds cheaper than at home with top notch fish and wine. There are two expensive eateries just on left before board walk , but we like good basic local stuff, and there is plenty of this. it has to be said when the sun shine this area is beautiful , with long sandy beaches.... a day out and back to this little apartment to shower up and get ready for the Gastro treats a really nice apartment no great gripes ...... very very nice .
— Scott A., 30 Jun 2015
Tommy C. said...
An oasis of calm
Urbanização Golden Clube Tavira, Faro, 8800-593, Portugal (8118653)
Date of Stay
30 May 2015

We had the pleasure of a one week stay at seashell. We were met by Fiona , the owner, who had arranged a taxi transfer from Faro airport for us. She gave us a comprehensive description of the facilities offered & then , once she was satisfied, we were happy with everything, unobtrusively left us to get on with our holiday. The apartment is clean, well stocked in terms of appliances & little added touches like shampoo & shower gel , handmade soap, Washing liquid for any clothes you may need to give urgent attention, towels & beach towels. There was even an electronic insect repellent. To cap it all she also left a bottle of wine as a welcome gift. We had full access to the pool & facilities offered by Golden Clube throughout our stay We thoroughly enjoyed our stay & have recommended it to a number of friends.
— Tommy C., 09 Jun 2015
We have just spent an amazing two weeks in Fiona's Studio Apartment. Fiona provides so much more than expected when renting an apartment and this made our arrival and time here so relaxed and easy. Fiona was very helpful and prompt when booking the apartment and also helped us with taxi arrangements from and to the airport and was at the apartment to meet us when we arrived. The studio apartment is beautiful and had everything we needed (and more). We found it very thoughtful of Fiona to provide a parasol, beach mat and also cool bag for the beach. We appreciated having beach towels available for use. There was also an umbrella and fortunately we didn't need it - the weather was amazing! The studio is about 2 minutes away from a lovely swimming pool and about 5 minutes away from the small boat which took us to the beach. It's about 5 minutes walk to the boardwalk with the lovely restaurants and close to mini supermarkets and also local butchers are close by. We didn't hire a car and travelled quite easily into Spain and Tavira by public transport. Cabanas is a quiet, beautiful part of Portugal with wonderful wildlife and deserted beaches. We will certainly return to Cabanas and to Fiona's studio. — Andrea and Graham Peckett, 01 Jun 2015
Lovely apartment, tastefully decorated, fully equipped - you want for nothing! Suits two people.. Great location - close to resort facilities and easy access to main street in Cabanas. June perfect time to visit - not too busy and weather in mid-20s — cm, Ireland (posted on reviews), 16 Jun 2014
A wonderful apartment for a 3 week break in march. It is so thoughtfully equipped and tasteful and really delightful. Nothing has been left to chance; if you might want it then Fiona has provided it. She proved to be the ideal landlady and we were so pleased with everything that we want to sing the praises of the Seashell Studio and it's totally efficient and pleasant owner. — M&D, UK(posted on reviews), 01 Apr 2014
Another lovely stay in Cabanas. The 'Seashell Studio' a spacious, modern and comfortable apartment with everything provided that one could need for a self-catering holiday. Fiona an owner who obviously takes a pride in her property and in looking after her clients. — DB, Scotland (posted on reviews), 04 Mar 2014
A beautifully decorated and light apartment, spotlessly clean and with everything you would need for a short stay, including soaps, shampoo,condiments, etc. Much appreciated as it saved lots of shopping, nice little touches too like bath salts and outdoor candles. The owner seems to have thought of everything. We also appreciated the library of films and books which came in handy during the dark evenings. Although you could not see the sea, It was only a short stroll to the sea front so was conveniently placed. We had a lovely stay, thanks Fiona — J. UK. (posted on reviews), 17 Feb 2014
We had a fantastic stay in the Seashell apartment in November 2013 the décor is so bright and the apartment is spacious and bright. The proximity to all the club amenities is perfect. We will definitely be looking to book again in 2014 subject to availability. Fiona is so helpful and nothing is too much trouble thank you Fiona.

Dianne and Ian x
— Dianne and Ian Lemmon, 21 Jan 2014
Had a lovely stay in your apartment, it is so bright and cheery even on a rainy day! — B & C, Eire, 01 Oct 2013
Gostamos muito da estadia no seu apartamento e das praias e restaurantes desse lado do Algarve. — J & M. Portugal, 20 Sep 2013
....foi uma óptima experiência a estadia no seu apartamento.
No geral foi muito agradável, mesmo em termos de condições do resort.
Já estamos a pensar nas próximas férias :)
— C.V. Portugal, 10 Sep 2013
Obrigada:-) Gostámos tanto que vamos voltar, sem dúvida;-) — J.R. Portugal, 12 Aug 2013
Obrigado pela sua disponibilidade e simpatia.

Da minha parte, até uma próxima oportunidade......
— H B Lisboa, Portugal, 29 Jun 2013
We had a very relaxing stay in your lovely studio. — R & S. Scotland, 16 Apr 2013
We had a great time - thank you. — L & S, UK, 23 Mar 2013
We really enjoyed our stay and are now in a foot of snow! — A & M, Sussex, UK, 09 Mar 2013
We had a great two weeks in Cabanas and are very grateful for all the work you put in to make sure we were comfortable. — J & M. Scotland, 20 Oct 2012
Agradeço também a sua amabilidade e hospitalidade. Gostámos muito de estar no Golden Club e o apartamento foi o ideal. — L & R, Lisboa, Portugal, 11 Sep 2012
  • Free use of beach boat & pools
  • Airconditioning/heating
  • Really well-equipped kitchenettes
  • Kitchen & bathroom basics provided free
  • 100% cotton bedding & towels
  • Beach towels loaned free
  • Picnic bags, beach umbrellas, shopping trollies
  • Free car parking directly outside
  • Tealights & candle lanterns provided
  • No charge for final clean
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