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Bella Vita

(Ref. 1089633)

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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • irene (16)
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  • lovely (15)
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  • pack (10)

29 Customer Reviews

  • "Comfortable two bedroom flat, very dog friendly, large patio area, welcome pack ..."

    Comfortable two bedroom flat, very dog friendly, large patio area, welcome pack and Irene should be very proud of the place

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely flat with all you can ask for."

    Very comfortable home from home. Also in a nice central location for exploring Southport. Will definitely return if we visit Southport again.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2023

  • "Bella Vita was lovely."

    Looked just as advertised in the photos. Irene (the owner) was very helpful and communicative. Wouldn't hesitate to book again, or to recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2023

  • "Excellent property would stay again"

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2023

  • "Had a great stay here, very comfortable."

    Only a 10 minute walk to town centre and less than a minutes walk to local shop, pub, bus stop and Chinese takeaway.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely place."

    Very clean and tidy.Even a well stocked welcome basket,had doggy treats also.Would recommend this flat to everybody who wants a holiday in Southport.Own parking place as well.Altogether a 10/10.

    Reviewed by Arthur5.0Jun 2023

  • "A fabulous find, very clean and comfortable accommodation, sun trap patio,ideal ..."

    A fabulous find, very clean and comfortable accommodation, sun trap patio,ideal location, not far from town and easy access to the sea front, the proprietor Irene was an excellent host, she had left us a welcome pack, visited us twice to make sure everything thing was fine, we will certainly be returning

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2023

  • "Perfect flat can not fault it ."

    Bus service is brilliant both sides of the road outside of the flat to go in Southport town centre . enjoyed 7days holiday also Southport is dog friendly.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a wonderful break away at Bella Vita."

    Irene, the owner, was so helpful and friendly and ensured we were comfortable and warm throughout our visit. The apartment was clean and tidy and ideal for me, my 93 year old Mum and my little dog, Jess. It was near to all facilities without being on top of them. Thank you Irene and thank you Sykes for once again providing us with 'home from home' accommodation. We hope to be back again. Margaret, Barrie and Jess xx

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Apr 2023

  • "This was our 2nd visit to Bella Vita."

    It is like going home. It is very comfortable and close to all amenities. The host Irene is brilliant. Any problem with anything, she is there straight away. She always provides a welcome pack which is very appreciated. We hope to visit again sometime in the future

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Apr 2023

  • "Very convenient for the centre of Southport."

    Access is all on one level on the ground floor, close to the parking place. The large lounge is very comfortable and it is "green" as the heat is supplied by an air heat pump. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Mar 2023

  • "Stayed for a week here, just me and my elderly mum, everything on ground level ..."

    Stayed for a week here, just me and my elderly mum, everything on ground level which was great, I couldn't have picked a better apartment to stay in, very comfortable throughout it's clean and spacious much bigger then the photo's shown online, easy enough to get into southport and back we used taxis every day, and thankyou to Irene the host, the welcome pack very much appreciated, I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again next time I'm coming to southport again

    Reviewed by Jacklyn5.0Jan 2023

  • "The property was just like it showed on the internet."

    It was very spacious, clean and very comfortable. There was everything we needed, but never having used Sykes Cottages before I didn’t know what to expect or what to take with me, but I didn’t need to take anything. The lady, Irene who looked after the flat was very helpful. Parking was good, and it was very central for everything. Would certainly recommend it to friends & family, and certainly go there again in the future.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had the most enjoyable stay at Bella Vita , it is very well situated in the centre of town, very convenient to all amenities."

    The Apartment is very comfortable and warm, being in ground level, it was so helpful for my husband who is not very stable on his feet ,my two dogs

    Reviewed by Levie5.0Nov 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Bella Vita."

    The flat was just lovely, very comfy and roomy, always nice and warm. I was a bit concerned with parking when we arrived, but soon got used to it so not a problem. Irene was the best host, left a welcome basket and even a little something for my birthday, so thoughtful. Really liked Southport, especially Lord Street, first visit to the area. Would highly recommend all round.

    Reviewed by Juliet5.0Nov 2022

  • "Super apartment very clean and comfortable."

    Not far from the main shopping street and a lovely Chinese take away next door. Owner Irene is a lovely lady and very approachable. Hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by Marlene5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely apartment."

    Very good location.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fantastic flat."

    with a ideal location for shops, takeaways, and parks. Irene provided us with a welcome pack milk, bread, butter, cheese etc.

    Reviewed by Annette5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely clean and tidy flat in a great position in Southport."

    Everything you could need and a nice welcome pack left by Irene. Would strongly recommend.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2022

  • "We found the flat to be very clean and comfortable, as soon as we stepped through the door it felt like home from home."

    Irene the owner left us a Wonderful Welcome Pack, even some treats for our little dog, it was really appreciated. We had a fabulous time and feel well rested after our stay at Bella Vita, Southport. Mr and Mrs Mclaughlin

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0May 2022

  • "A lovely little flat with access to a private patio."

    Amenities within walking distance.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0May 2022

  • "Had a lovely week, everything was catered for."

    The welcome pack much appreciated

    Reviewed by Linda4.4Apr 2022

  • "We enjoyed a lovely break at the flat, and hopefully will return in the future."

    The flat was spacious and well equipped, also well located for amenities and the town centre. Irene the owner was very friendly and helpful and the welcome pack was much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Apr 2022

  • "Great stay at the Bella Vita, friendly host and excellent location."

    Reviewed by Matthew4.7Apr 2022

  • "It’s a lovely comfortable apartment with an exclusive courtyard entered via one of the bedrooms."

    A very pleasant breeze if you open the doors at night in warm weather. Fully equipped and an easy pleasant walk to town centre and beach. Recommended.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2022

  • "Excellent apartment, very comfortable."

    Facilities excellent. Irene, the owner, left lovely basket of goodies. Couldnt have made us more welcome. Beds very comfy, apartment warm at all times. Floss, the dog made welcome. Garden outside beautiful. Would strongly recommend.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2022

  • "Great flat - close enough to the town centre and the beach, far enough away for a bit of peace and quiet!"

    Lovely welcome hamper when we arrived and the owner was extremely helpful. Beds are comfy too! Will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Stephanie4.7Feb 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable accommodation."

    Irene, the owner, was extremely helpful and went above and beyond sorting out a minor problem I had on arrival. The facilities in the flat were outstanding. The kitchen was really well equipped. The lounge area very comfortable and tv and broadband all worked really well. Beds extremely comfortable too and shower easy to control and lovely and hot. The location is great too, being very handy for the town centre and within walking distance of shops/pubs. All in all a great place to stay and my dogs were made very welcome too with treats and bowls provided as well as a very useful welcome pack for me too

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Jan 2022

  • "Loved our stay here."

    The lounge is very spacious and supremely comfortable. Irene is a great hostess. Great parking which was big enough for our Transit Van. The station and town centre is a ten-minute walk away. The bedrooms are a good size and quiet. Southport is a lovely old Victorian seaside resort with a huge beach and pier. The pier train was running even in mid-January. The property is heated by a heat pump, very green! We visited family and friends and watched a football match at Anfield. We will be returning.

    Reviewed by Adrian4.7Jan 2022

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  • Ground-floor apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Air source central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car and additional unrestricted roadside parking
  • Enclosed rear courtyard with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.1 mile, beach 1.5 miles
  • Note: The rear courtyard is accessed through patio doors via the double bedroom

The property

Settled in a pleasant residential area, a stone's throw away from the centre of Southport, rests this delightful two bedroom ground floor apartment, Bella Vita.

Enjoying close proximity to a wealth of amenities and attractions, as well as a handy railway station for excursions to the bustling cities of Manchester and Liverpool, Bella Vita is the perfect base for a small family or group of friends seeking an adventure in the North West.

An off-road parking space greets you at the foot of this lovely dwelling, making settling in an easy task; dust off your sandy toes and unload your belongings as you step into the entrance hall before making yourself at home in the open-plan living space.

Following a day of activity, flick on the Smart TV and snuggle up with your loved ones on the sofa to enjoy a family-favourite.

A fantastic selection of amenities await in the fully-functioning kitchen, sure to entice any budding chef to prepare a host of tasty treats, whilst a handy washing machine helps keep your holiday attire fresh and clean!

Uncork a bottle of wine and serve the fruits of your labour at the dining table, or make the most of the evening sunshine and venture outdoors to indulge in an alfresco affair in your private courtyard.

As the dark skies roll in, retreat indoors to end your action-packed day with a relaxing bubble bath, or if you'd prefer, utilise the overhead shower to relish a quick rinse before bed.

Bella Vista offers two well-presented bedrooms, a king-size with a convenient zip/link feature along with a double room benefiting from direct access to the rear courtyard; a solace escape for the adults once the little ones are tucked up in bed.

A short walk from your doorstep will bring you to Lord Street, renowned as one of Southport's most celebrated sights, where eye-catching black and white Victorian architecture is adorned with leafy gardens; peruse the boutiques peppered along the canopied boulevard in search of a keepsake to remind you of your fantastic staycation, or visit one of the eateries to treat your loved ones to a bite to eat.

Little ones are sure to be kept entertained, with thrills to be had at the amusement park of Southport Pleasureland and aboard the flume at Splash World, whilst the grown ups can take to the waves with a visit to the Southport Watersport Centre or enjoy a moment of peace at one of the many golf courses resting on your doorstep.

The town of Formby can be found just south of Southport, where lazy afternoons can be spent lounging on the sand at Formby Beach, or those looking for adventure can explore the pine woodland at Formby Beach Forest.

For a change of pace, visit the vibrant city of Liverpool, home of The Beatles; celebrate the lives and music of The Fab Four with a visit to The Beatles Story, treat yourself to a spot of retail therapy at Liverpool ONE, catch a tribute act at the Cavern Club, or watch the Reds at Anfield or the Blues at Goodison Park.

With all of this and more, make unforgettable memories with a stay at Bella Vita.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


  • Ainsdale 4 miles
  • Ormskirk 8 miles
  • Formby 8.5 miles

Southport, along with its neighbour Ainsdale, lies on the coastline where the Irish Sea meets North West England. The town was founded in 1792 when an innkeeper, William Sutton, built a bathing house at what is now the south end of Lord Street, the main road running through the town. The town was small and not very widely populated until the turn of 19th century, when it became popular with tourists due to the easy access it provided to Leeds and Liverpool Canal. It quickly expanded and now boasts the second longest pleasure pier in the British Isles, the Southport Pier Tramway and Lord Street, an elegant, tree-lined shopping destination. From Birkdale to Woodvale, sand dunes stretch along the coastline and in Ainsdale in particular, the dunes have now been listed as a National Nature Reserve and a designated Ramsar site. The coastline stretches for 22 miles, with plenty of beaches to be discovered, making this classic seaside resort the perfect place to relax and unwind. There are scenic parks and gardens to explore, fabulous shopping opportunities, an exciting nightlife, as well as a mouth-watering array of restaurants and traditional seaside amusements. Stroll down the UK’s oldest iron pier and try the old penny slot machines in the Pavilion, or ride traditional carousels at Silcock’s Funland. Family attractions include Splash World, Martin Mere and Farmer Ted’s, while The Atkinson, an £18 million arts venue, is set in a Grade II listed building hosting a variety of visual and performing arts events. Southport’s extensive events programme includes the World Musical Fireworks Championships, the Southport Food and Drink Festival, Southport Air Show, Southport Flower Show and the Southport Jazz Festival. It is part of England’s Golf Coast and is home to seven championship courses, including Royal Birkdale, which hosted The Open Championship in 2008. In a great spot for a beach break, there really is something for everyone!

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas