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Belas Vistas apartments with pools, close to beaches, stunning sea views - Belas Vistas 1, on small resort with 3 pools, gardens & tennis court

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Description

Belas Vistas 1, on small resort with 3 pools, gardens & tennis court

Luxury Apartment With Stunning Sea And County Views, 3 Shared Pools And Tennis Court

Peaceful Resort, Great Central Location, 5 Minute Walk To 2 Beautiful Beaches, Everything You Need

Sleeps 2/4 (1 Bedroom)


About the property

Belas Vistas apartments

Our two 'one bedroom' apartments are very light and spacious, beautifully furnished, immaculately clean, having everything you could need to make your holiday comfortable, enjoyable and 'home from home'. Check out belasvistas.com. No Owners Direct service fees are applicable. We provide all the essentials for your holiday, suitable for single travellers, couples or families of 3 or 4. As we have 2 apartments, ideal for being on holiday with other family members or friends and still having your own space. We personally manage the properties so the standards are exceptionally high. We will personally meet you at the apartment on your arrival to show you everything you'll need to kick start your holiday and answer all your questions about the apartment and facilities, the resort and local area, places to visit, good places to eat as well as great places to visit, good local wines and different local foods to try.

Both apartments are located on the first floor, tastefully furnished with solid wood furniture designed with local interior designer. See separate descriptions of each apartment:

Unit 1 Belas Vistas 1 - (A/L 5803) is facing east and west with south facing aspects on both sides, in a prime position overlooking the ocean and open countryside. The front terrace with great sea views which has all day sun where you can watch the sun set in the evenings whilst having a pre dinner drink. There are also 2 balconies (lounge and bedroom), these are east facing so as well as the morning and early afternoon sun, provides a shaded spot later in the day. The lounge balcony has a sea view and views to the neighbouring villas and apartments and provide a quiet spot away from the pool.

Unit 2 Belas Vistas II (A/L 9474) - New in 2015. Facing west with south facing aspects on both sides, in a prime position overlooking the pool with views to the ocean and open countryside. The front terrace offers views to the south with a great sea view with morning sun to enjoy your breakfast. The 2 balconies on the lounge and bedroom are west facing so a great sunny spot and fantastic sunsets. Sunshade provided.

Both apartments are ideal for short stay however, also great for longer stay holidays with everything you could possibly need, reduced prices offered for bookings over 30 days during between November and March.

Ideally situated very close to the beach of Praia de Senhora da Rocha, close to the Portuguese town of Armacao de Pera, central for many attractions, waterparks and many great beaches.

More Details

Owner
Stella Cox
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2017

About Stella Cox

We had been coming to the Algarve for our holidays and fell in love with it and like many people we dreamed of owning a property here. We decided to see if we could make it happen and applied to the TV programme ‘A Place in the Sun’, before filming started we stumbled upon Areias de Porches and fell in love with the apartment and area instantly. Two years later we took another large step and moved to Portugal permanently. We now live only 10 minutes away and personally manage the apartment ensuring it’s spotlessly clean and maintained to the highest standard. The best part is welcoming guests and seeing your reaction when you arrive and then hearing how much you've enjoyed your holiday and enjoyed staying in our apartment.

Stella Cox purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Stella Cox chose Carvoeiro / Lagoa region

We love the area because of its perfect location, being close to many beautiful beaches and also close to the countryside. It has a lovely relaxed, laid back feel about it, so is a fantastic place to 'get away from it all' but at the same time you have everything you would want close to hand. There are plenty of restaurants and bars within walking distance and the supermarket and shops are all within walking distance too, so it's close enough to everything you need. Being in central Algarve means it's a great place to be based for access to the rest of the Algarve including the waterparks, shopping centres, golf and much more. It's an ideal location for couples and families and anyone who wants a peaceful and relaxing holiday. The Portuguese town of Armacao de Pera is only a 5 minute drive away.

What makes this apartment unique

Our personal service ensures that the apartment is spotlessly clean and we will personally meet you at the apartment when you arrive ensuring that you have all the information you need to get your holiday off to a great start. We provide some extra little touches such as tea, coffee, sugar, milk, water, fruit and a bottle of wine for your arrival. Also those other necessities you need when you arrive such as washing up liquid, dishcloth, kitchen towel and toilet paper. We can also organise a food pack (for an additional €20) which includes cereal, bread, butter, jam, croissants and orange juice, especially useful if you arrive after the shops close. All linen and towels are provided and everything you need for the beach. We provide bathrobes for your use as well as some luxury bath products. We can organise cakes, flowers or champagne for all special occasions. There is a detailed information pack with all you need to know about the apartment and area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a fabulous holiday, I cannot fault your holiday home or the way you run it. Everything ran smoothly from the internet booking query to my correspondence with you, payment, booking the extras, the refund of deposit. I can only thank you for such an efficient service. Your added personal touches made the holiday totally hassle free. The snowy white fluffy bath towels were fabulous as was the quality of the sheets & pillow cases, no horrible rough 'pilly' sheets. Having beach towels & bath robes was a huge bonus, the welcome pack & toiletries were a thoughtful personal touch. The apartment was beautiful, spacious, very clean, well equipped, in a great location. We’ve had a really lovely holiday. The apartment is beautifully done out made it feel home from home as you’ve equipped it with everything we could possibly need. I have filled in an 'excellent' rated trip advisor review & have already recommended you to friend who will be trying to book. Shiona
Mar 2011
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Notes

Booking Notes:
Deposit required to secure your booking. The balance is to be paid 8 weeks before your arrival date. We require a £200/€200 security bond payable on arrival and the bond will be returned within 72 hours of departure providing no damage has occurred.


Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible. The usual arrival time at the apartment is 3pm and departure time 10am, however we will try to accommodate your arrival and departure times, depending on other guests staying in the apartment.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for 2 guests, there is an additional £20 per booking per week for each additional guest to cover additional costs.
Discounts for bookings of over 30 days Nov-March.
Electricity supplement for booking during December & January, details on request.
For that extra bit of luxury, toiletries and bath robes are provided.
We accept payment in Euros.
Wi-fi internet access available at a small additional cost.
Paypal accepted contact us for details.

Christmas & New Year - additional supplement - contact us for details


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Alporchinhos in Algarve

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • resort
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Wifi available (there is a weekly charge for this service). We have an official Portuguese Letting Licence. 5803/AL & 9474/AL The apartment has the advantage of air-conditioning units in the lounge/dining area, bedroom and bathroom which give hot as well as cold air. There are also fan heaters for the cooler months. There is a safe for your valuables. A good selection of DVD’s, books and games IPod/MP3 docking station This is a non smoking apartment, however ashtrays are provided for use outside the apartment. We are sorry but pets are not allowed. Areias de Porches is a fairly new exclusive resort. It is a 2 storey small development of individually owned 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. This superb apartment has generous living accommodation including balconies on the lounge & bedroom and terrace at the front with views of the sea and countryside. Outside: The lounge & bedroom balconies and the front terrace all have tables and chairs and cushions for extra comfort. We provide 4 cushioned poolside sunbeds for you to use by the pools. Also everything you will need for a day on the beach including beach towels, a cool box, plastic plates and glasses. There are tennis rackets and balls for using at the full size tennis court (free of charge). Security guards patrol the complex for your extra peace of mind. The resort has 3 exclusive communal pools, 2 adult and a children’s pool Landscaped lawns, shrubberies, native trees and palms surround the apartments. Benches are placed around the resort to enjoy the beautiful sea and countryside views. There are ample parking spaces within the resort and a secure underground parking space for the sole use of guests to our apartment (automatic key entry to underground garage). The resort is peaceful and safe for families, couples and golfers alike.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

Cornwall, England
5

Stunning apartment, fab location

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at Belas Vistas- Stella and Jon were on hand from the start to give tips on the area and were contactable the whole of our stay. The apartment was perfect- stylish, roomy, clean with everything you could need, including extras such as beach towels and cool box. We enjoyed many breakfasts/meals on both of the 2 terraces. The pool area is well maintained and has lovely views towards the sea.

The local beach Nossa Senora da Rocha is a 5 minute walk away and is beautiful, with a tunnel that leads to another beach. The walk along the cliff top is a must with breath taking views.

We enjoyed trips to Silves (castle and cobbled streets) and Ferragudo (picturesque fishing village and beach). The birdwatching is fantastic, none better than at the Ria Formosa nature reserve just outside Faro- stunning for flora and fauna.

W can't recommend Belas Vistas enough- we had the most relaxing stay with fab weather. We'll be back!!

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing apartment and location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was beautiful, spacious and immaculate. The location was ideal, close to the beach, restaurants and supermarket.

There is nothing to fault at all and we would highly recommend both the apartment and location.

Thank you to Stella and Jon for making us feel welcome and being so helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Little Gem

  • 5 of 5

I'm quite a fussy person and did a lot of research before I found this little gem of an apartment. It's beautifully clean and there are lots of little extras. There's absolutely everything you could possibly need in the kitchen.

We did plenty of walking around the area and particularly liked the walk into Armacao de Pera (30 minutes) - which we did twice a day - at lunchtime to have a beer and in the evening for dinner. So, as well as it being a relaxing holiday, we felt that we got plenty of exercise too.

We liked the fact that we could get several English TV channels - call me boring - but I liked to watch Emmerdale before going out in the evening! Loved it !

We came, we saw, we'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Immaculate apartment with everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is beautiful, spotless and exceptionally well equipped. Stella and Jon were very helpful from start to finish and arranged our transfers. They are very kind and thoughtful leaving snacks, wine and beer in the fridge- very welcome as we arrived late evening. On our last day they stored our luggage safely until we left and even came and collected us from a local restaurant so we did not have to walk back for our transfer to the airport! A great couple and a lovely apartment in a great location. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Simply Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Dear Stella and Jon - we are so glad we found your apartment for rent - we had the most beautiful two weeks. We have holidayed many times in this area of the Algarve (usually near Portimao/Ferragudo) and your apartment did not disappoint. We loved the proximity to the beaches and despite thinking we are a mix of Pool and Beach people, we spent an hour by the pool during the holiday and all the rest of the time on the beaches! We had a car and visited Ferragudo for fabulous food at both Fim Du Mundo (best steak EVER) and the Indian restaurant called Tasca Davids - both places are run by ex pat ladies from the Manchester area and both serve the most lovely fresh food. You need to book at Fim Du Mondo in high season. We drove twice over to the west coast beaches and spent the day at Carrepateira - again beautiful and cooler than the south coast beaches which was welcomed when it was in the high 30's. We visited Lagos and ate at a great fish and chip shop called Ol' Bastards of all things and a Mexican place called the Green Room - both really lovely. For shopping you can't beat the Aqua shopping place in Portimao near to Praia de Rocha or the Algarve shopping mall - we always leave room in our case for purchases whilst we are in the Algarve! All in all, a lovely location, a spotless and incredibly comfortable home from home and just glorious beaches, seas and weather - made for the best Algarve holiday we've ever had and we really hope to return as soon as possible! Derek and Janet Barker (Sheffield)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent Property with many thoughtful extra features

  • 5 of 5

Our group comprised two grandparents (us), daughter, son in law and two very young children. On our arrival, Jon and Stella were most welcoming to the complex which is by far the smartest, best designed and well maintained in the surrounding area.The apartment itself, is very tastefully decorated and also extremely well maintained. There are several "extra" features that we greatly enjoyed. Two east facing balconies, a west facing terrace area (all with tables and chairs), his and hers dressing robes, music docking station, personal sun loungers, a choice of three pools, beach parasol, beach towels, buckets and spades for the children etc. etc. The apartment décor, the kitchen equipment and their information booklet all reflect a very high level of attention to detail and thoughtfulness. The beach at the local cove was a daily joy for the children and adults alike. It is safe, supervised and has a splendid bar/restaurant. We found it an excellent location for a family holiday and were delighted with the property, the proximity to more remote coves and beaches nearby and the helpfulness of the owners. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend to friends seeking a family holiday .

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your lovely feedback, it was a pleasure meeting you all, we hope to see you again. Best wishes Stella
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