This year will be our third visit to Bella Mar. This home has become the vacation spot that we look forward to the minute we leave and the topic of conversation over the entire year.
We cannot say enough about how warm and welcoming the house is. Everything inside is so comfortable and complete. There has never been a moment where we said, “It’s too bad we cannot find…,”. The Thompson Family has really taken great care to make sure their home is well taken care of and that we feel as if it is our own.
The most unforgettable feature of this home is the backyard. When you walk onto the back patio, it is like stepping into a private resort or a movie set. Everything about it is incredible from the landscaping to the pool to the hot tub and Tiki Bar. We visit in the fall/winter, and coming from Upstate New York find it so much fun to be able to watch football on Sunday, while sitting in the hot tub enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Everybody gets what they want out here, whether it’s sitting in the sun, shade, under the waterfall, swimming, strolling… anything. This backyard has a mystical way of keeping you busy from first thing in the morning until very late at night.
We haven’t gone fishing but could see how amazing it would be for avid fishermen. The boathouse looks as if it would accommodate large boats and everything you would need from ample dockage to fish prep stations and tons of ice.
Gaither Thompson, the owner, is a great guy to deal with. One of the best things has been being able to get in touch with him on his phone with any question and knowing he is really interested in our group having a great time. We are so looking forward to our next trip!