When we first stumbled upon Le Attelier, it seemed almost too good to be true. There must be a catch! But everything was as perfect as it seemed online.
The communication was super easy and quick and the place looks exactly like it does on the pictures
Heidi is the most thoughtful, gracious host. She provided us with all the information we needed and showed us around. The “apartment” is just perfect! Kitchen is compact and contains everything one needs. The bed is comfortable, bathroom and terrace are excellent. Location is incredible. Heidi had excellent restaurant recommendations and was of great help. She is also flexible with check-in and check-out time, which was extremely helpful. The beaches are about 10-12 min drive, good local restaurants. If you really want to have a calming, quiet and memorable vacation, being away from the madding crowd, Heidi’s place is the one.
This vacation rental is paradise. It is difficult to describe the experience except to say that you are invited to reside in a great artist's labour of love and expression. The grounds are beautiful, carefully cultivated with flowers and trees. The buildings are unique and merge with nature while featuring meticulously custom built patios and structures difficult to reduce to words. Our living space was filled with art, huge sculpture, paintings, stained glass, tile and color and light. The main living area was designed to maximize the breeze, so it only made sense to leave the room open so you were constantly in touch with nature. As far as practicalities, the kitchen was well appointed with top end appliances, spotless and breezy. Right outside the kitchen is a shaded patio with cozy chairs and a table. There is a huge, outside but private sleeping area, and a tiled outdoor shower. Both are either too particular and or intricate to describe. The bathroom was like a dream, it featured a huge, tiled bathtub, unique stained glass windows and even the sink and hardware had to be custom designed. The linens we top quality, the sofa in the living room was super comfy and there is cool lighting everywhere. Even though Tavira's amazing beaches were 15 mins away, we lingered at the space because is was so relaxing and gorgeous. One of the property's greatest features is Heidi. She lovingly tends to all details in terms of your stay and the constant maintenance and improvement of her piece of paradise. If you have a chance, have her tell you the story of how an artist dream of sharing his gifts turned into you best vacation rental.