About us - Bella Cosa

About us

Welcome to Bella Cosa in McLaren Vale!

Our Story

We are Mel and Craig, the proud owners of Bella Cosa, a collection of three charming cottages in the heart of McLaren Vale. 

Our Roots

I, Mel, grew up right here in Adelaide, and I have fond memories of exploring the Fleurieu Peninsula. Those weekends spent in cabins and beach shacks left an indelible mark on me, igniting a deep love for this beautiful region.

My career led me to Sydney, where I met Craig. Together, we embarked on exciting adventures, living not just in Sydney but also in London, and exploring Europe extensively. Our shared love for travel enriched our lives and broadened our horizons.

Family Adventures

Our love story took a new turn with the arrival of our two boys. Undeterred by parenthood, we continued our global explorations, taking our kids on unforgettable trips across Europe and America. Along the way, we discovered the magic of staying in unique and welcoming Airbnbs.

A Leap of Faith

In June 2021, amidst the uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic, we made a bold decision. We purchased Bella Cosa, transitioning from avid travellers to hosts. It was a challenging time, but our passion for hospitality and our desire to introduce others to the wonders of the Fleurieu Peninsula kept us motivated.

The Bella Cosa Experience

Today, we invite you to experience the enchantment of Bella Cosa. Whether you choose to stay in our Italian-themed Cottage, where our personal collection of treasures from Italy adds an authentic touch, or opt for one of our other delightful cottages, you’ll find a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Our Vision

As you explore McLaren Vale, we want Bella Cosa to feel like your home away from home. We stay at the cottages ourselves, often with friends and family, relishing the local cuisine and wines. But above all, we open our doors to travellers like you, eager to discover the wonders of the Fleurieu Peninsula.

Join Us on this Journey

We invite you to be a part of our story at Bella Cosa, where every visit is an opportunity to create lasting memories. Whether you’re a wine enthusiast, a food lover, or simply seeking a tranquil escape, Bella Cosa is where you’ll find warmth, comfort, and the true essence of McLaren Vale.

Thank you for choosing Bella Cosa, where your journey becomes our story.

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