“What a fabulous holiday we had at your farmhouse. We have rented homes many times before and have noticed properties are usually cheaply furnished just to rent out and with extra beds crammed everywhere. We must say we were totally surprised at Casa Bella Vista by the high quality of furnishings and equipment, excellent decor, lots of marble, lots of extras and in fact, the best of everything. The bedrooms were all double size, so lots of space and NO put-you-up beds. The views are just stunning and constantly changing with staggering pink to red to purple, winter sunsets.
Alan and Carole, your attention to detail is amazing, even down to the water heating being already switched on for a welcoming shower; free use of a local mobile phone with credit paid; electric blankets airing the beds (as it was winter and Christmas) and a log fire in the grate. You even left Christmas lights and decorations, a welcome card and telephone numbers of local restaurants – so thoughtful. Thank you so much.
Your several calls from the UK to ensure all was in order were most re-assuring and your local housekeeper was helpful throughout with advice on shops and places to visit.
We particularly enjoyed our Christmas lunch at La Grotte – your excellent recommendation – and also the good quality, inexpensive food and wines at other local restaurants. On New Year’s eve, from the hill-top position of the Casa we were able to watch no fewer than 4 fireworks displays by nearby villages, before joining in the celebrations at a local bar.
Warm, snug, friendly, relaxing and cheaper than staying at home (apart from the air fares from Dubai) are just a few comments that come to mind, as well as excellent, 1st class and very comfortable. In all, a truly unforgettable holiday at your historic old house, Casa Bella Vista. Your luxury apartment and the mountain setting provided a wonderful experience we certainly wish to repeat. We are pleased to write this review and hope it will be helpful to other guests contemplating a visit and who have not yet had the pleasure that we have just enjoyed. Thank you from the NJS family in Dubai.”