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The residents at Bela Vista

Updated: Dec 27, 2023

Welcome to Bela Vista, a captivating destination nestled in the heart of the Eastern Algarve. Prepare to embark on a journey of natural beauty, warm hospitality, and enchanting encounters.

Margarida is your host and resides in one of the houses at Bela Vista. With a passion for plants and trees, you'll often find her tending to the garden. Margarida is also keen on recycling, upcycling, and reviving old heritage treasures. She has an artistic flair and enjoys decorating and painting.

Flora, our security dog, is always on duty to ensure your safety. Don't worry if she barks when she first sees you; she's just making sure everything is in order. Flora will give you a friendly sniff to ensure all is well. She loves belly rubs, chasing rabbits off the property, and keeping impostors at bay.

Sara is also your host, living just 5 minutes away. She regularly checks in to ensure everything is in order and is available to provide recommendations and assistance during your stay. Sara takes care of various responsibilities, including writing blog posts like this one. If you need anything to enhance your stay, feel free to reach out to her. She greatly appreciates feedback, so if there's anything that can be improved for your next visit, please don't hesitate to let her know!

Paul, Margarida's partner, divides his time between Bela Vista and the UK. He enjoys pruning trees and maintaining the garden, ensuring it is in top shape. He is also very skilled at fixing things.

Meet Kiki, our resident cat who adores cuddles, food, and cozy spots to sleep, especially on soft sponges. Overall Kiki mostly loves cheese and milk.

Oscar, another resident cat, also enjoys affectionate head rubs and he also likes to hunt birds.

A black bird has recently taken up residence in the property's red peppercorn tree. He collects small branches to build his nest and impress the lucky female who will join him at Bela Vista.

Curious Owl resides near the entrance of Bela Vista and may be spotted during the night, gracefully flying across your car. If you happen to stop the car, she might pause and fixate her gaze, intrigued by your presence in her land.

Wise Owl, on the other hand, inhabits the cypress forest near the old well. Though shy and reserved, past guests have reported glimpses of her majestic presence. She prefers to keep to herself, observing the surroundings.

During the hot summer months, a shy Chameleon has been spotted at Bela Vista. Fearful of Flora, the security dog, and the resident cats, the Chameleon does its best to steer clear of them, ensuring its own safety within the property.

Lightning Fast Rabbit has become a legend at Bela Vista, renowned for his exceptional speed and agility. With Flora, the security dog, in hot pursuit, Lightning Fast Rabbit has honed his ability to swiftly dart away from her, skillfully maneuvering into bushes and even onto neighboring lands. His evasive tactics have proven highly effective, leaving many in awe of his unmatched speed. While it may seem impossible for Flora to catch him, one can never underestimate the determination and resourcefulness of our clever security dog. Despite Lightning Fast Rabbit's lightning-fast escapes, Flora's keen instincts and persistence might just give her a chance to close in on her nimble prey. The chase between them remains an ongoing tale of speed and cunning, leaving us in suspense as to whether Lightning Fast Rabbit will ever be caught.

The thrilling chase between Flora and Lightning Fast Rabbit adds a touch of excitement to the natural surroundings of Bela Vista, making it a truly captivating experience for those fortunate enough to witness it.

We hope this introduction to our team at Bela Vista gives you a warm and personal welcome. We're here to ensure you have a comfortable and enjoyable stay.

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