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Bela Vista Alqueve, private swimming pool with stunning views and slate cottage

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

The cottage has only one bedroom but is well equipped and was renovated in 2012. It has it's own private pool with loungers, bbq, etc and plenty of outdoor space. Upstairs in the cottage is the living/ kitchen area with a sofa bed for extra guests. The kitchen is fully equipped with fridge/freezer, cooker, etc and living area has a TV which you can play DVDs and CDs on and also has a USB port.

The cottage also has wifi internet access. A spiral staircase leads down to one double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom/wet room. The en-suite is the only bathroom in the house and is accessed through the main bedroom so any extra guests must take this into consideration when booking.

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 January, 2017

About The Owner

My husband Adam and I are originally from Edinburgh in Scotland. We moved here to Portugal in 2008. We love this central part of Portugal and it reminds us very much of the highlands in Scotland only with sunshine.

Adam works with a Portuguese builder and is fluent in the language. I speak the language too but not as well as Adam. We love to spend time with our Portuguese friends and feel that we have integrated into life here in Portugal.

We love to go back to Edinburgh to visit friends and family but must admit we are spoilt with where we live and don't tend to travel further afield.

I love doing yoga and taking long walks. This area is perfect for walking as there are many mountain tracks with stunning views

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2010


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

Bela Vista Alqueve, private swimming pool with stunning views and slate cottage
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Tudo muito bom

  • 5 of 5

Espetacular, a casa tem condições muito boas mesmo, fomos recebidos com a salamandra já ligada com um hambiente muito acolhedor, vistas muito bonitas, a nível de coisas que ler vezes nos esquecemos de levar a nível de cozinha e higiene, a casa tem tudo mas tudo mesmo

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
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Fantastic views, great area and wonderful hosts

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time staying at Hazels and Adams small cottage in the beautiful village of Alqueve.

The house is well equipped and as Hazel honestly writes; it is small. But perfect for two people. We stayed there with our boy of seven and that was just fine too.

The views are fantastic and the area is great. You can relax by the pool, go swimming in one of the many beautiful rivers or go sight seeing. We especially enjoyed the many castles and the city of Coimbra - go see the university. It is beautiful.

Hazel and Adam were so very kind and helpful - and invited us to join them in the local village for sardine fiesta. It was great and everyone there so very kind.

Not many people speak English - for example at the supermarket. But we found it not to be a problem, becuase everyone is very helpful. So we spoke Danish, and it worked just fine :-)

Our warmest recommendations for this place.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A slice of paradise

  • 5 of 5

Soaking up the view while lounging by the pool listening to the birdsong is a wonderful way to unwind and relax. Hazel and Adam's delightful cottage in its tranquil setting is thoughtfully and generously equipped with everything you need, and the property was clean and well maintained. They provided lots of information about the local area which we enjoyed exploring, and we found the local restaurants served good food at reasonable prices. We would not hesitate to recommend this property and hope to be back next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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perfect holiday destination

  • 5 of 5

i love this place! so good waking up and stepping out onto your own private pool with breath taking views, i could look at them all day long. you are not disturbed by any onlookers/neighbours so i could just kick back and enjoy the sunshine in peace. house has everything you need, tv, dvd, player dvds, fridge, cooker, comfy bed, info on surrounding areas. the owners hazel and adam were very friendly and helpful. i will definitely be coming back again

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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Superb Spot!

  • 5 of 5

The property itself is very quirky with the bedroom and shower room downstairs. The living area upstairs affords spectacular views over the valley below. The pool is perfectly maintained and a very good size. The Al fresco dining area is just fantastic too with barbecue and bread oven, fridge, covered area and sink. Again a very good size. Stunning all round and I would go back tomorrow if I could!!!! We will definitely be returning in the autumn.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jonathan for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at 'Bela Vista' and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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  • 5 of 5


  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

I offer cheaper rates for longer lets over the winter. Please contact me for details.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Coimbra District, Portugal

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom is accessed through the main bedroom. Please take this into consideration if booking for more than two people.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Double bed in bedroom Sofa bed in living room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming

Partner Offers

Portable wifi hotspot

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