Bella Vista cottage: The Perfect Getaway
Submitted: December 6, 2012
Stayed: November 2012
We loved our stay at Bella Vista Cottage and would highly recommend it to anyone who wants a peaceful getaway. From Speyside, the Windward Road turns inland, climbing steeply upwards through jungle-like foliage before plummeting down to the opposite shoreline. Just before the descent, there's a stunning perspective over Charlotteville from Bella Vista Cottage, revealing the houses dotting the hillside down to the calm waters of Man-o-war Bay. The sleepy fishing village, the many boats and sailing vessels moored in the bay, and the beach can all be seen from the deck surrounding two sides of the cottage. We spent many restful hours on the deck sipping cocktails, listening to music and watching the stunning view and a variety of beautiful and interesting tropical birds. There is a bird feeder on the deck to encourage visitations from small birds called the bananaquit or sugar bird. Parrots, pelicans and cocricos are just some of the birds we saw as well as the resident peacocks browsing in the yard.
Bella Vista Cottage, is owned and operated by Vi and Peter Quesnel, two fun and personable people who are eager to see that you have a pleasant and relaxing time. The cottage, a retreat of soothing tranquility, was clean and had all the comforts of home in an open concept design. Perfectly set up for indoor/outdoor living, it is breezy and tropical and lulls you into feeling that you don't have a care in the world. Although it has wi-fi, we felt like we had walked into another world, much slower-paced and romantic, and contact with the outside world was unnecessary.
Bella Vista Cottage is within a short walk down the hill to the beach, the local fishing areas for fresh fish, and the village for light shopping and supplies. There is another secluded beach, Pirate's Bay, hidden at the other side of the village about a 20 minute walk along a track. Any local can point you in the right direction. There are some restaurants and bars in town if you don't feel like cooking. Benches along the sea wall, the pier and a covered pavilion are popular socializing spots. I'm sure you will love Bella Vista Cottage and Charlotteville as much as we did.
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. We are very happy to know you had such a lovely time at Bella
Vista Cottage. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
Violet and Peter
Helpful votes: 5/5
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