About This Listing
Bellavista Resort is located in the southern part of Durrës Bay, half an hour from Mother Teresa Airport, 10 minutes from Durrës, one hour from Berat, and one hour from archeological site of Apolonia.
The studio apartment of 65 sq meters, with a balcony overlooking the left side of the beach is situated in the fifth floor, next to the penthouse. Distance 50 meters from the sea, and a nice sand beach.
Group of people can use it jointly, with the penthouse.
There are a lot of fish and pasta restaurants, and pizzeria as well, all around. One of the best is within the resort. They are open only in summer time, except one which is 200 meters walking distance, which is open all year around, because family owned and live in the place. Bellavista Resort is located in the southern part of Durrës Bay, half an hour from Mother Teresa Airport, 15 minutes from Durrës, one hour from Berat, and one hour from archaeological site of Apolonia.
Guests will have access to 2 parking lots in the basement and more outside, in the proper place within the fence.
One fish restaurant, and a pizzeria are located in front of the buildings, with full view of the sea. The bar will serve even if you are laying on the chaises.
There is also a mini-market within the complex.
One can use Floga or Royal restaurant - open all year around
Interaction with Guests
There is 24 hours maintenance people, that take care for every need or emergency, during June-September period, beside our contacts. Guests will have access to a mobile phone, through which can ask for info or needs.
Taxi service can be available on very short notice and we can communicate in English, French and Italian.
Bellavista Resort is located in the front of the sea and only 1 km, far from the main highway Durres-Vlore.
Durres is the biggest port of Albania and one of the oldest cities and is 15 minutes drive from the resort.
People can jog and walk along the seaside for almost 4-5 km. There are several beach volley areas on both sides of the resort.
Horses Hill is 7 km north direction, Riding can be enjoyed by adults and little ponies by children.
Other Things to Note
Guests will find the username and password for the wireless internet, in the green paper, describing the house rules..
TV channels on the satellite box, should be checked from 1 to 500, until the desired one is found.
We expect guests to take care of the parquet, i.e cleaning from sand and water, before entering the apartment.
Smoking is allowed in the balcony, but not inside the apartment.
Before leaving the apartment, should be taken all garbage, and everything from the fridge. Main power switch should be turned off.
Other house rules are described in the green paper.
We really enjoyed this place. We came in the off-season hoping for a quiet beach-front place and that is exactly what we experienced. The host (Ariana's father) was there to meet us and graciously showed us the three options they have available which we will most likely use in the future. They upgraded us from this place to their beach front studio apartment and we had a great view of the coast and Durrës on the other side of the bay. Beautiful modern IKEA-like decor (rare to find in Albania). Comfortable bed and furniture. Screens on doors & windows and an enclosed shower - these are also rare to find in Albania. (We live in Elbasan so we know!). We were only there for two nights but everything you would need for an extended stay is available - clothes washer & dish washer, well-apointed appliances, cookware & utensils.
We also were impressed by the immediate response we received when we lost water pressure once. We called Ylli (Ariana's father) and he had someone there is just a few minutes an it was working again within the half-hour.
It's location is great as long as you have your own transportation, it is about a 15 - 20 minute drive into Durrës. A short 5 minute drive gets you to a great Maxi-market grocery store and another 5 minutes puts you in the middle of the town of Kavaje.
In the off-season, everything around there is shut down which was fine for us as we just wanted some peace and quiet. It looks like it would be a great place with beach-side pizzeria and other nearby restaurants in the off season with a beach not nearly as crowded as the Durrës beaches. That is conjecture though as we try our best to stay away from these beaches in late-July through August.
We recommend any of the places that Ariana has on AirBnB - you'll have a hard time finding places like this in Albania.
Nous avons passé un agréable séjour dans cet appartement spacieux et tranquille, avec vue sur la mer et la plage à proximité. Les propriétaires ont été adorables et très serviables (toujours près à nous renseigner rapidement sur nos demandes). Super séjour, rien d'autre à dire !!!
We had been renting the flats for 7 days and it was worth donig this! It so close to the sea and staff is very kind.
Moreover, the flats are tastfully-ornamented and so modern.
The place is almost 20 km away from Durres.Location of apartment is as seen in the pictures, near the sea.But problem is arriving and leaving from there. The only way is to call a taxi if you are lucky to find.
Apartment inside was very nice indeed but it was not clean and it was full of flys when we were there...It was even impossible to sleep...
Hosts were very busy as i understood and we couldnt see them. Instead a man who takes care of their flats welcomed us. (He speaks only Italian and Albanian)
In conclusion I can advise if you have a car and you go there with solutions to flys
P.S: You should ask hosts to clean the flat before you arrive
Ariana e suo marito Yanni, sono persone molto disponibili e accoglienti.
La casa è arredata con gusto ed è dotata di ogni comfort.
La sua posizione, favorevole, rende complessivamente il soggiorno piacevole sia perché situata sul mare e sia perché ottima per raggiungere differenti località marine.
L'esperienza è stata molto positiva e la consigliamo, soprattutto alle famiglie e/o ad un tipo di vacanza molto distensiva.
Im Juli 2012 verbrachten wir hier einen wunderschönen, erholsamen Urlaub mit der ganzen Famile (inklusive Oma). In dem luxuriös und liebevoll eingerichteten Appartment fehlt es an nichts (Spül- und Waschmaschine, SAT-TV, PS3, WLAN usw.). Der Blick auf den sauberen Strand und das algenfreie Meer sind fantastisch. Die Eigentümer, eine junge Familie, sprechen fließend englisch und sind außergewöhnlich sympathisch und jederzeit hilfsbereit. Wir haben gemeinsam einige schöne Abende verbracht. Wir werden nächstes Jahr ganz sicher wieder kommen. Zudem können wir dieses Appartment allen West-Europäern, die Albanien als Urlaubsziel bisher noch nicht entdeckt haben und auf westlichen Standard in Ihrem Domizil nicht verzichten möchten, nur wärmstens empfehlen.
Frank, Odeta und Kinder
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