Highly recommended. This is a villa is beautiful and run with care and detail by the British owners. Every bit as nice as the pictures suggest. We were just delighted with everything from the welcome by Cath, the welcome goodies, the detailed guidance and the finishing touches. It is in a beautiful and largely unspoilt area but the busier beaches around Lagos are less than 45 minutes away. We preferred to stay local and the nearest beach is just 10 minutes drive and free parking. Some fanastic restaurants nearby (my favourite was Gulli's). There is a small supermarket 5 minutes walk and while prices are higher you can hardly complain at a hot croissant from the oven and fresh coffee for 1€ 65 in their little cafe. A car is essential but Faro is a easy run of around 75 minutes.
Casa Bela Villa is a lovely villa with its own pool and is a real home from home. It is situated in a quiet but beautiful location with easy access to many local beaches, the closest being literally 5 minutes by car. We have two kids aged 8 and 11 and they absolutely loved the pool spending hours in it every day. The owners also permit use of belongings such as wetsuits, beach chairs, pool toys etc which is a real nice touch. The nearest restaurants are only a 5 minute walk up the road as is the local shop where most provisions are available. All in all the accommodation is first class and we didn't want to come away. I would highly recommend it.
Perfect location very private and quiet yet only a short walk to a shop and restaurants! 5-10minute drive to beautiful beaches with perfect sand for sand castle building and playing in the waves or soaking up the sun-rays!
The villa was perfect for us and our 3 children and had everything you could need from trampoline, swimming pool plus toys. It was very clean and tidy place even the grounds around it were very well maintained! It also had good broadband so when it was too hot the kids could sit in the shade and watch Netflix!
Slightly longer drive will take you to Lagos which is a must! It has a great atmosphere in the evening eating food outside listening to the street entertainment it is fantastic! We also took a boat trip from here to see the beautiful coastline!
The owners have thought of everything and our more than helpful we truly enjoyed our trip to Portugal and were sad to leave
We stayed at Casa Bela for a week in April 2017. From the second we booked the owners, David and Maxine, couldn't do enough for us. They clearly take pride in the villa, and with good reason. We were also delighted with Cath, who met us, took us to the villa and talked to us about the villa facilities and wider local area. This was definitely the best villa holiday we have been on, anywhere in the world, for the sheer amount of effort put into ensuring we had the best possible time.
When we told Cath that our son had autism, she showed a really good understanding of the condition and gave us great advice on how to make the villa suitable. This was really appreciated and massively improved our holiday through increased peace of mind. I would suggest for this reason that the property is suitable for children with autism/disabilities.
The villa was absolutely immaculate, with modern furniture and an extremely clean, well equipped kitchen.
The bedrooms and bathrooms were very clean and the mattresses comfortable.
The TV was large and had several international channels.
There was a book with information about how to work things in the villa, and advice on places to visit. This was invaluable.
The property has a large garage/storage area which included things like wet suits and bikes, but also useful things like children's car seats. This was fantastic.
In summary, we would not hesitate to return and would have done so in the summer if it wasn't already booked up!
We had a great holiday at the Casa Bela Villa!!
Superby situated in a quiet aria but in short distance away from couples of lovely beaches!
The vila provides you with everithing one can think of!Well tought of to the tinyest details of the hosts!
Great communication with detailed information,very, very helpful!
We just felt at home!
We enjoyed a family holiday with our 2 boys aged 9 and 11 along with their grandparents. The villa was great with plenty of space for us all and great facilities. The boys enjoyed the pool and the trampoline as well as games of football in the spacious garden. The local area is lovely, relaxing and wild at the same time. Beaches are great for surfing and body boarding which we did on a couple of days. We recommend Arrifana sunset surf for board hire, the hire shops on the beach are very overpriced. We can imagine the beaches and parking gets a bit chaotic in the main season but easy for us. The villa owners also have body boards, wetsuits and beach toys to use which is great. We cooked fish on the BBQ when the weather was good although the kitchen is well equipped (we made good use of the sandwich toasted!). The supermarket in Aljezur is very pricey although the market is good for fruit and fresh fish. We shopped in Lidl when visiting Lagos one day which was much more reasonable. All in all a fantastic holiday in a lovely spacious villa (inside and out!) all made even better by excellent communication from the hosts! Thank you
Before embarking we had looked at various resorts and thought that Vale da Telha, Aljezur was the one for us with grown up daughters. The owners handbook was very comprehensive with suggestions in relation to health care and car hire.
We were asked for our ETA at the Villa before leaving the UK which with a rough estimate were passed on to our site host Cathy.
The car hire recommendations were excellent we chose Zip Auto which sounded a bit doubtful, as the paperwork is done out of the back of a van. But they were efficient and dealt with quite a crowd in an orderly manner, and before we knew it were on the road to the resort in a Renault Clio estate with a roarty exhaust not from the 3 cylinder engine.
When we reached a certain point on our journey from the airport we texted Cathy with our car details so that she could hand over keys.
On arrival at the village we met her and were escorted to the villa.
Cathy then explained what we needed to know and some additions, which we found most useful. Resort hints for Shops Restaurants and nearby beaches. She also stated that she was always on hand if any issues arose.
The local Aljezur Market did very well out of us with fresh fish, Fruit and vegetables. Must not forget Inter Marche supermarket near there which also has a garage as well at a better price than motorway services. The only item that needed prior warning of was the 'Fossa' drainage system especially in relation to flushing toilet cistern. Take plastic bags with you for waste paper.
Barbeque worked very well 1st time I had cooked fish on one the Sea Bass and Mackerel and Prawns, all tasted the better being fresh and tasty.
All beaches and resorts were good clean and staff and locals helpful especially if you tried to speak Portuguese they spoke perfect English.
A trip to the beaches nearby for sunset was do able.
A drive to the highest mountain was testing but worth it.
A drive to Sagres was inspiring as it was thought to be the 'end of the world' for so long.
A good stay with some excellent memories Breakfast on the roof terrace each day Marvellous.
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