There are insufficient superlatives to describe Casa Azul and our time there.
Set in the Idyllic Portuguese Mountains, Casa Azul is in the middle of a quiet and rural setting. From the fantastic apartment, which is equipped with everything that you could possibly need for everyday living, plus a few that you didn’t even know that you needed, to the plant filtered eco-pool which has to be experienced to understand just how clean and soft water can be. All without the use of any chemicals. To the beautifully tended garden, this has many unusual and striking plants that will test your visual and nasal senses and have you deep in thought to identify. Fiona and Steve are the perfect hosts. Nothing is too much trouble, from advice on shopping, to places to visit and fantastic restaurants.
We spent two weeks relaxing and unwinding, finding Portugal’s rich and varied history and small out of the way villages. Also small but very quiet swimming areas in river valleys and high sided gorges amongst countryside that is full of wildlife that has to be seen and admired. Each day out inter-spaced with a day lazing by the pool amongst the orange and apricot and banana trees in the wonderful surrounds of Casa Azul.
If you enjoy quiet and peaceful surroundings, surrounded by beautiful countryside and full of history, then Casa Azul is the place for you.
Casa Azul is a hidden piece of heaven to which we will return as often as possible.
We have just returned from a week away here and we had such a great time. So beautiful and relaxing. We enjoyed chilling by the natural pool (no chlorine which makes such a difference) going into town, a trip to the beach (about an hour away) an amazing day out kayaking- tranquil and amazing (highly recommend). Steve and Fiona were on hand to give advice and help in anyway we needed but were also happy to give us the space you need to do what you want. The apartment was self contained, lovely and clean and spacious and had everything you needed. The setting is so idyllic- lavish orange, lemon, lime and apricot trees plus many more plants and all private too. Would highly recommend staying here for a lovely peaceful and relaxing getaway. Can’t wait to go back there, thank you for a lovely stay.
What a wonderful place to stay, relax and unwind. Situated in central Portugal ideal for sight seeing .
Absolutely lovely natural swimming pool set in beautiful surroundings.
Immaculate accommodation with everything you could wish for to enjoy a lovely self catering break. Steve and Fiona could not be more helpful.
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Casa Azul. The apartment was immaculate and had everything you need for a self- catering holiday. The outdoor area is especially beautiful and provides an idyllic setting for relaxing by the pool. The owners Fiona and Steve are extremely helpful and have extensive knowledge of the local restaurants and places to visit so are able to point you in the right direction. Can't wait to return again and enjoy another relaxing stay at their beautiful place.
It was sheer luck that we found Casa Azul and we were utterly charmed and delighted with it. Within easy walking distance of the centre of charming Avelar, with its lovely architecture and wonderful church - where you can easily obtain all the provisions you could possibly need for your stay. Set in a beautiful, peaceful and quiet setting, the accommodation is spacious, exceptionally clean and beautifully situated throughout. Everything one could possibly require for self catering is provided and the owners Fiona and Steve were simply wonderful to us. They went out of their way to assist us with anything we either asked or needed and were kindness itself whilst at the same time managing to remain totally unobtrusive. Avelar being so centrally situated it offers a perfect location to explore central Portugal with all its fascinating cities, towns and villages, without having to travel vast distances. We had a wonderful and memorable stay, the worse part was having to leave at all, but we will definitely be back and would highly recommend it to anyone. Thank you so much Fiona and Steve for a wonderful stay we hope to see you again very soon.