We are so glad we found and booked this idyllic cottage. From the moment we opened the gate, we knew we had chosen well and had the best two week stay. The views are breathtaking. From the well equipped kitchen to the sun trapped pool area. The pool is an added bonus on those hot days. There was also a handy umbrella for the one drizzly morning we were there, so the rain did not hinder our travels and we were able to get out and about. I would also like to add that the shower is one of the best we have used on our travels in Europe. Sometimes the smallest of things matter the most. We hope to return to this oasis in the stunning hills of Portugal. It will not disappoint. Thank you Hazel for your help while we there.
Our second visit to Bela Vista and the weather was perfect! We were able to enjoy the pool, even though it was Easter weekend. This is a peaceful place to unwind and relax, with wonderful views of the surrounding hills. We enjoyed listening to the songbirds, and even the local roosters were entertaining. Hazel has provided all the amenities, and prior to arrival had given advice about where to shop for supplies. We were pleased to meet her a few days after our departure when we had to return to retrieve some items we had inadvertently left behind. She was very kind in attending to that. We would love to return someday!
This was our first time to Portugal and we were not disappointed. The views take your breath away. This is certainly a hidden gem. The house has all you need and the log burner was lovely on an evening. We hope to visit in the summer to make use of the pool.
Without doubt, this was the best location where we have stayed.
A beautifully renovated slate cottage, with it's own welcoming-charm, sits naturally in an area of outstanding beauty. Think of your ideal location and you will find it here.
I cannot overstate my recommendation
What a fantastic place Bela Vista was. The house was so pretty and well equipped. The pool and garden were well kept, quiet and secluded and the views were stunning.
We had a fabulous holiday in Bela Vista. The views are amazing and having a private pool to ourselves was bliss. The house is small (as Hazel states in the advert) but perfectly formed and we had everything we needed. The village is very quiet and there are lots of tracks/ walks to explore. The local cafe is very friendly and the restaurants we visited were also friendly and good food served. There is a lot to explore in this region of Portugal and we fully intend to return. We highly recommend Bela Vista in Alqueve.
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