We were looking for a peaceful 2 week break without the hustle and bustle of the main resorts and this was exactly what we got. The scenery in this part of the Algarve is out of this world, from high cliffs overlooking sparsely populated beaches to quaint hillside villages where the people are so friendly and obliging.
We ate out most evenings at the few eating places within walking distance after lazing around the lovely pool during the day.
Would definitely go again.
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!