- 3 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms
- Sleeps 6
Description from the owner
This property is English owned and enjoyed by the family on regular occasions. They are very proud to share their home with people visiting Faial.
A luxurious house, set into the hillside in large, beautifully maintained grounds, with all main rooms facing the sea which is at the bottom of the garden (down some steps). It is located on the outskirts of the quiet rural village of Pedro Miguel, just 10 minutes from the main town of Horta and 25 minutes from the airport – an ideal location to unwind.
The house is tastefully furnished and equipped and comprises a spacious kitchen/dining/family room, double bedroom and bathroom to the ground floor ...Read more
Casa da Praia - beautiful log cabin by the beach
Horta, Azores, Portugal
Additional Location Information
If you want to experience life in the country, Azorean style, this is the place to come! You may see horses, oxen and donkeys working as pack animals, plowing or pulling carts. During the local festivals ox-carts and even goat-carts are used to carry bread, wine and cheese in a decorative procession.
From the main town of Horta and its modern marina you can go whale watching, swimming with dolphins, snorkelling with sharks and rays, deep sea, coastal and sport fishing, diving and sailing. These are the main attractions, along with a visit to our spectacular "Caldeira", and the dramatic moonscape of the Capelinhos eruption site and lighthouse, which now boasts an impressive underground interpretation centre. You can also go horse riding along the many quiet lanes, or take a hike around the caldeira, or just enjoy a gentle stroll in the lovely countryside.
There are passenger ferries to Pico and Sao Jorge, allowing you to explore two more islands during your stay on Faial. Pico boasts the highest mountain in Portugal, a whaling museum, whaling factory, vineyards which feature on the UNESCO World Heritage sites list, the wine factory and fascinating lava tube caves. Sao Jorge is simply a beautiful, quiet island, ridged with volcanic craters and edged by cliffs sheltering pretty villages - the "fajas". The cheese factory is always a favourite visit on this island.
A rental car helps you to enjoy the islands more, as distances can be deceptive and this house is 2km from the nearest village shop and 8km from Horta. NB You cannot take the rental cars on the ferries between the islands. Alternatively, taxis are reasonable and our friendly drivers enjoy showing off their island! You can also rent scooters and bicycles.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Rural retreats, Waterfront
Nearest ferry port: Horta, 5 miles
Nearest airport: Horta, 10 miles
Car is recommended
Last updated on February 12, 2015
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- Alarm Clock
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Long term rentals allowed (over 1 month)
- Housekeeping Optional
- Towels Provided
- Local Guides/Maps
- Hair dryer
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub/Jacuzzi
- Secure parking space
- Mountain Views
- Ocean or water views
- Paper Towels Provided
- Stove or Oven
- Stereo or CD player
- DVD Player
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Balcony or terrace
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - yes
- Wheelchair accessible - no