April 2022
This is a fabulous apartment in a great spot. Lovely to explore the Essex coast and have this little gem to come back to. Teresa was a very helpful host. I would absolutely stay here again.

April 2022

We had a wonderful stay at the Belvedere, the accommodation is clean and tastefully styled. It has all the facilities you might need and Teresa, the host, provides some lovely personal touches which were much appreciated. We explored the area - Wivenhoe (just up river from Brightlingsea) has a very pretty quay and a pub for a shandy or two! We visited Dedham (where the crafts place does a mean cup of tea and cake) and did the whole Constable country/Flatford Mill thing. We also popped over the border into Suffolk for a trip to Lavenham. That was beautiful and the National Trust tea shop was a delight. Overall 5/5!!!

March 2022
A unique apartment for a special stay with family and friends. We sketched in the tower. The parking spaces were useful too.
December 2021
Beautiful property with all mod cons. Teresa was a fantastic host. Great communication so there was no confusion on check in and always only a phone call away if you require anything. Would definitely recommend.
September 2021
Teresa was a fabulous host, great communication in a timely way with lots of tips to help us settle in quickly. Spotlessly clean fabulous location. We had a lovely time thank you.
August 2021
We had a wonderful stay, the accommodation is beautiful, well equipped and was spotlessly clean. Very prompt and clear communication from Teresa meant we were all set and had a lovely relaxing time. We’d definitely stay again!
August 2021
Excellent position marvellous views, excellent inside, very very comfortable and everything you need for your stay.
August 2021
The spaciousness of Teresa's place and the quality of everything therein are a delight to experience. Coupled to its central location, one could hope for nowhere better to stay in Brightlingsea - itself a very special place.
July 2021

Teresa’s home is a rare find. From the moment we booked she was quick to communicate and anticipate our needs - she was especially helpful thinking of things we’d need for our two small children. The home is perfect for families, the tower is a fascinating feature and the location is wonderful for exploring Brightlingsea on foot or by car. We absolutely loved our visit and struggled to find any fault at all. Absolutely spotless, comfortable and cosy. 100% would recommend. Thank you Teresa!

July 2021
We had fabulous time at Belvedere thanks to Teresa’s hospitality. Thank you! We had time of our lives. Teresa is an amazing host. We truly felt at home in the Belvedere.
July 2021

Absolutely stunning apartment! The attention to detail is amazing. It is truly a home from home and everything you could want or need has already been thought of and provided. It’s a lovely luxurious and spacious home close to the Marina with far reaching views of the estuary. We enjoyed some lovely walks past the quaint beach huts and lido, a nice surprise and we’re lucky enough to stay during the recent Regatta. Teresa was an amazing host and I couldn’t fault her communication, always quick to reply and give me the answers to my queries, regardless of how small they were. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend a stay here and we will definitely stay again! Loved it!

June 2021
Simply fabulous!! Teresa was amazing sending through information on how to get there, check in, location and with an amazing fruit basket and bottle of fizz on arrival such a lovely touch and welcome touch. The apartment is truly stunning it felt like a home away from home, pure luxury. I would happily return again and again and yes again.
January 2020

It has everything!  It is spacious, has plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms, log fire, the tower is fun and the location is great.

September 2019

I highly recommend this amazing apartment as it is beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean and Teresa is a great host who left small but thoughtful extras that made our stay so easy and thoroughly enjoyable. Photos don’t do it justice.

August 2019

Teresa was an amazing host, replying promptly and answering any queries prior to our arrival! Check-in was welcoming, seamless and informative. The Belvedere has been lovingly restored to a very high standard with excellent facilities. I would not hesitate to recommend this beautiful property, I only wish we could have stayed longer.

August 2019

Spotlessly clean and exceptionally well-equipped apartment with a landmark tower that can be seen from the beach or the high street. The views from the tower are beautiful and it is a great place to read a book. This host has thought of everything and has communicated with me since I made my original booking, even changing my dates and then changing them again! We had a fabulous time in Brightlingsea and we would love to return.

August 2019

This is an outstanding property with so many extra touches which give it a luxury feel. There is plenty of space and we can’t wait to return with the whole family. Many thanks to Teresa, she really is a Super Host.

August 2019

Stylish, comfortable and unique accommodation in a good location with great hosts. What more can you ask for!

August 2019

Incredible place, stunning setting and Teresa was brilliant with helping on things to do and places to go.

July 2019

This property is beautiful. It is spacious, immaculate, the views are amazing and it has everything you need. Comfortable beds, large bathrooms and its own lift! The viewing tower has beautiful views and there is even a little terrace garden. Off street parking for 2 cars was a bonus. Near to the water, cafes and a good chip shop just along the road. Teresa was a great host - very welcoming even when we arrived much later than we anticipated - and we really appreciated the well-equipped kitchen and the welcome hamper she provided. Would definitely recommend.

June 2019

The apartment is amazing. Spacious, clean, with so many added little extras and finishing touches. Six of us stayed for a weekend and it felt so spacious, roomy and the views were wonderful - we had everything we needed under the one roof. Local shops and facilities are great and we found an amazing place for food and drinks down at the harbour. We also loved cooking in on the first night and sitting down together for a wonderful meal in the spacious dining area. Great location and easy to walk round and just explore. Locals were all really friendly and helpful too. Would definitely recommend and will definitely be returning.

June 2019

Had a wonderful few days at this AMAZING apartment. Great host and communication, superb facilities and comfort along with a central location. Perfect. Highly recommend!

May 2019

Teresa is a fantastic host. The property is an absolute gem of a find! It is much bigger than the photos portray. Teresa exceeded all expectations with all the lovely touches around the property and the place itself. We all had a brilliant time in Brightlingsea. The area was very quiet and slow paced, just what we wanted. We really appreciated all the help and tips. It felt like home. Would definitely recommend it. Great for families.

April 2019

We booked Teresa's place because the location looked ideal. Only couple of hours outside London, Brightlingsea is a picturesque seaside town and the Belvedere a prominent landmark. Teresa is a Super Host, and we were over the moon with the apartment. It was well located and beautifully presented. Teresa's attention to detail was flawless and our Easter weekend could not have gone any better. I highly recommend The Belvedere to travellers looking to spend time by the sea and discover Colchester and its neighbouring towns. Thank you Teresa for sharing your space and making us feel welcome. Your Super Host status is well deserved. A five star property all round and a fantastic experience.

April 2019

Teresa’s place was fantastic. Exceeding expectations, with thoughtful touches everywhere and the beautiful tower with excellent views. Ideal setting for a girly trip!

April 2019

This accommodation exceeded our expectations. It is beautifully decorated, quirky and comfortable. We all loved it and have no hesitation in recommending it to others.

March 2019

This a hidden gem in a lovely town. The host’s hospitality was 5 star and the accommodation is classy, stylish and cosy with lovely little touches. The viewing tower is spectacular and the nautical theme tops it off. We will definitely be going back.

January 2019

Would recommend a thousand times over! The place looked great in the pictures but even they don’t do it justice. The place was immaculate on arrival and so spacious! Beds were comfy, kitchen had everything we needed and there were lots of little touches that made this place perfect for our NYE stay. Things you forget you might need or want on a weekend away - board games, an aux speaker, toiletries and Teresa even left some bread, eggs and mince pies for us! Teresa’s son David met us on arrival. He was already there waiting for us and was very friendly and gave us some tips on places to go/things to do. We had trouble working the induction job on the first night and David called back almost immediately after we messaged him to talk us through it. Teresa is absolutely a Superhost! Quick to respond, so lovely and cares about her guests. Would love to have met her in person but we may well visit again in the summer so maybe then. Perfect place for a group of friends or family looking for a seaside escape. Thanks again Teresa!


December 2018

What a perfect place to stay. The flat was spacious, comfy and beautifully decorated. We even had a wonderful Christmas tree, a vase of roses and welcome hamper to greet us. The views from the tower were wonderful and the walks were amazing. Brightlingsea is a lovely little town with lots of friendly locals. We enjoyed good food at the local pub and had a great time in a little bar in the marina. Thank you so much Teresa, you most certainly are a Superhost!

October 2018

What a find - really unique property offering stunning views and extremely comfortable accommodation. An absolute gem. Hospitality of hosts and cleanliness was excellent.


September 2018

We had a lovely stay at The Belvedere in early September and Teresa was a fabulous host. She provided two travel cots for us, two high chairs, a baby mat and bouncer and a good selection of toys for our toddler and baby. It was a real treat to be able to walk into a ready-made family set up. The apartment is every bit as good as the pictures and the location is great - a few minutes walk to the beach, ferry point, Co-op, fish and chip shop, Chinese takeaway, grocers and butchers. Brightlingsea is lovely and provided a great ‘backdrop setting’ to our holiday when we wanted a quiet day with young children without having to get in the car. The apartment feels huge and has lots of areas which support the number of people staying- between the roof terrace, snug, dining room, lounge, ante room and Belvedere - we were spoilt for choice. We hope to visit again in the future!

September 2018

It has everything you would want, it is home from home, spacious, spotlessly clean and has fantastic views!

September 2018

Lovely hidden gem, totally unspoilt and fab place to stay.

August 2018

Teresa’s apartment is lovely and clean and just as described on the profile. This was our first Airbnb holiday and we were unsure what to expect compared the usual hotel stay but Teresa was very kind and guided us professionally throughout. Thank you very much for providing us with such a lovely experience, we all enjoyed our time at your well-equipped and beautiful apartment. We would love to stay there again in the future.


July 2018

The place was excellent and Teresa was very accommodating throughout the stay. Excellent host.

June 2018

Fantastic location and beautiful rooms. Lovely touches that made our stay really special.

May 2018

This is a stylish and immaculately maintained apartment with many interesting features and comforts. Highly recommended.

March 2018

Teresa was a fantastic host - very quick to respond to messages and happy to check us in late on Friday evening. We stayed in the apartment for our English Wedding Reception with a group of friends and we all had an amazing weekend. The apartment is very modern and spacious and we made use of the log-burner which was a lovely extra since we picked a very cold weekend. We also loved the special touch of the breakfast hamper. Would recommend to anyone wanting to stay in the area, it's in a central location close to the shops and seafront.


May 2017

We had a lovely family gathering in this property for adults and two little ones. The location is superb for Brightlingsea front, and the flat is in excellent condition - perfectly presented and with great 'wow' factors too, with both the viewing turret and the retro lift. The hosts comms and attentiveness was faultless. I would heartily recommend this property for a family or peaceful stay. Thanks, Ian

May 2017

We had a fantastic time at this wonderful flat! Impeccable in every way: excellent and speedy communication, absolutely first class standard in the recent renovation of the whole flat, and a lovely location for a relaxing time. Very highly recommended indeed. No negatives whatsoever.

June 2017

Wonderful and interesting building, beautifully finished and the perfect setting for a relaxing weekend to explore that part of the world.

Stephen & Christine
June 2017

We couldn't have enjoyed our stay at the "Belvedere" more. The apartment is spotless, comfortable and modern yet full of character. Felt like home away from home except we don't have a private elevator or turret at home! Excellent views of Brightlingsea, the rivers and Mersea and St. Osyth from the turret while sipping a cup of tea or just passing the time watching the sunset! The 4 main bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, kitchen, dining area and sitting room are spacious and well appointed. Easy walking distance to the Hard and prom. Finally we must mention Teresa the co-owner with her husband, John, what gems! Fresh flowers and basic foodstuffs greeted us on arrival, above and beyond any accommodation we've experienced before. They haven't missed a thing with function and decor. They accommodated our special requests for extra cots and baby accessories. Excellent choice for a large family or 4 couples.

July 2017

This apartment is beautiful. The photographs look good but the real experience is perfect. Teresa made us so welcome, nothing was too much trouble. We didn't want for anything during our stay as it is so well equipped and we were met with a welcome hamper too.  The views are delightful and there are so many lovely places to sit and admire it from. Ideal rental for families of mixed ages...something for everyone. Cannot recommend highly enough.

August 2017

The Belvedere is a wonderful place. Our family spent a fantastic week there. It is spacious, well-appointed, and has great views of Brightlingsea and the Colne estuary. It is centrally located in town, very close to The Hard and the promenade. Teresa and John are great hosts and we couldn't have been happier with our stay there.

August 2017

First this is a really top notch apartment and in a great location, very close to the sailing club. Teresa, the hostess is a lovely lady who made us very welcome. We would most definitely try and book this apartment if we are in Brightlingsea in the future.

December 2017

Absolutely gorgeous space that is exceedingly well-cared for. Plenty of room for the eight of us and made all the more special by the lovely touches of the owners. Could not recommend this property enough. Thanks for an amazing stay.

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