Pool / Spa
Max guests: 8 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Overall a good experience
Smooth check in and responsive property manager. We had a few glitches that we worked around - tv not working the first couple of days, no light in the pool and the sofa bed was broken so we had to pull the mattress out and sleep on the floor. These inconveniences were not major but in aggregate did dampen the experience. Overall the weather, great food and convenient location compensated.
Perfect holiday and a wonderful villa!
We have just returned from 10 days at this Villa and really wish we could have stayed longer! From start to finish everything went perfectly. Fast communication when booking and leading up to departure, great directions and instructions and the villa itself was even better than the pictures.
The location was ideal - close enough to drive into Albufeira in the evening or to Gale beach (highly recommended) during the day but far enough away that on the days we stayed by the pool it felt like we were the only ones around. Just a short walk away there are also a few shops/cafes if you don't want to go far - we can definitely recommend Polo Sul for breakfast/lunch.
All in all we had a fantastic holiday and wouldn't hesitate to come back!!
Fabulous relaxing week!
We enjoyed a fabulous family holiday and the villa was great, very well equipped and in a lovely peaceful location. We paid extra for the pool heating and we were glad we did, our two young children loved playing in the pool!
Pics don't do it justice! 10/10.
This was a very relaxing and peaceful holiday. Tom and Eithne (hope I spelt that right) couldn't have been more helpful, both before and during our 11 days there. Communications were great, directions and key instructions perfect - having had stress elsewhere with keys and access, at this villa there were no worries, just as it should be! The villa is situated on a very quiet cul-de-sac halfway up a hill a few hundred yards to the west of Vale de Parra, with plenty of parking, one other villa behind it up the hill, and a few more below it. Sea views over Salgados from the pool and the upstairs balcony, a good breeze due to the height, and so peaceful. The main road from Albufeira towards Armacao de Pera is well screened, over 100 yards away, and not exactly a busy road anyway so minimal traffic noise by the pool or at night. There's loads of shade on the patio, and plenty of space for sunbathing. Villa is large, split level, with a bathroom for each bedroom and a huge lounge/dining room, although we ate out of doors in the shaded part of the patio. Beds are comfortable, air conditioning in bedrooms and lounge enough to turn the rooms into freezers - top tip - set the AC to run on low speed at about 27 degrees if it's boiling hot and the room will actually be a comfortable 21 overnight. Good plentiful solar hot water, well equipped kitchen, lounge and good wifi and a wide TV channel selection. Eithne came in to clean twice over the 11 days - it's very clean and well cared for. Pool man was there twice a week, gardener likewise. Pool was great, large and clean, with lights at night, and is very securely gated from the villa if you have small children. Villa itself is secure and well fenced, with an alarm system with remote monitoring which does work - I set it off by mistake. Villa downsides : I'm struggling to be honest - no orange juicer is all I can think of! Nearest beaches are Gale area and Salgados - you'll need a car. Our favourite beach is Arrifes, ideal for swimming as the waves are subdued by rocks further out to sea. Armacao is nice, old town Albufeira likewise - Shalom 2 ribs are the best I've found anywhere, plus they just keep on coming - all you can eat for under £15. V-D-P is a quiet village, with a small but varied selection of bars and restaurants from cheap to high end. Really enjoyed it here - we haven't often said this but we would definitely return to this villa. Recommended - a big thank you to Tom and Eithne! A&D, 7/17
Hi Andy ,
Thank you for taking the time to write this fantastic review . We are glad that you and your family enjoyed Villa Bela Vista and the Vale de Parra area and we hope to see you all again in the near future .
Villa Bella Vista September 2014
Fabulous Villa. Spacious throughout, tasteful decor and very well equipped. Large pool with lovely night lighting. Superbly clean inside and outside. Great information and service from owner. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would not hesitate to return.
The magnificent Salgados beach is within 2km of the Villa and sits between the beaches of Gale to the east and Pria Grande to the west (a total 4km of beach).
It boasts a snack bar and a top class fish restaurant and is perfect for watching the amazing sunset on the horizon.
There is a raised wooden walkway and cyclepath over the nature reserve that is Salgados Lake. This runs adjacent to the beach for approx 2km and is a pleasant to walk or cycle.
Faro international airport, 40km, approximately 40 minutes by car.Transfers can be arranged.
A car is not essential in order to have an enjoyable holiday at Villa Bela Vista as a lot of people who stay in this area do not bother with car hire as we are within two minutes walk of two Restaurants and a Bar. There is also a Mini-Market, Off-Licence, Pharmacy, Newsagent, Bank and Laundry as well as five other Restaurants and four Bars in the Village of Vale Parra which is within a five minute walk.
Vale De Parra 700m, a pleasant Village with good quality and reasonably priced restaurants along with several bars including one which is entirely in the open air. The village of Guia is 3km (famed for it reasonably priced restaurants, 30 at the last count). Albufeira 5km (pleasant to walk about in the evening with various musicians and a nightly puppet show for children in the town square. Also boasts an array of duty free priced shopping). Algarve Shopping Centre 5km (Algarve's biggest).
Several Bars and Restaurants at Gale beach area offer a free pickup service to our Villa where they will pick you up and drop you back to the Villa afterwards. So you can phone them in the morning have lunch spend the afternoon at the beach and they will drop you back afterwards. These are listed in our personal Villa Guide which you will find at Villa Bela Vista. Zoo Marine is approximately 4kms distance from the villa. It is a marine theme park where the Dolphin and animal shows / exhibitions are educational and promote awareness of environmental and conservation issues. There are also family fairground rides, including the big wheel, which gives a spectacular view of the whole park, a mini roller coaster and some water slides. The park has good access for wheelchairs and buggies, so is definitely enjoyable and accessible for everyone. Slide and Splash water theme park rated as the Best in Europe is only a 10km drive away.
The Albufeira Marina is a short 3 km drive away .There you will find several companies which offer Deep Sea Fishing ,Diving ,Whale and Dolphin Viewing trips or just a relaxing Cruise along the Algarve Coastline.The Marina is also a good way to keep the children entertained with Bicycles of all shapes and sizes available for hire along with Bouncy Castles and play areas .
Albufeira and Amacao de Pera with their vibrant nightlife are a short drive or taxi ride away.