The two cabins at Casa da Praia offer a wonderful place to get together with your large family or group of friends. The huge garden is great for children, there is a super pergola and barbecue for outside cooking and also a long table, with benches, just outside the kitchen, for enjoying your breakfasts together. Eduino and Raquel, who tend the lovely grounds, are very happy to supply you with vegetables and fruit from the kitchen garden and orchard. Eduino's goats in our adjacent field are also a friendly distraction for both young and old.
The property is situated at the end of a quiet road, giving it a totally peaceful, rural setting, with just the sounds of the wind in the trees, the birds, goats and cows nearby and the sea lapping on the beach.
The main cabin is a very spacious 3 bedroom house. The ground floor has the large kitchen-diner, with a covered veranda outside, a double bedroom and separate bathroom. The first floor has a large lounge with plenty of comfortable seating, which opens onto the upper terrace, with it's amazing view. Leading off the lounge is the master suite, with it's generous bathroom, with double basins, shower and separate bath, and the twin room, which has a spa bath.
The second cabin has one double bedroom, sitting/kitchen/dining area with a sofa bed and a shower room. It has its own smaller BBQ and outside table and bench.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Pedro Miguel beach 100 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||1.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Horta 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
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, 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.
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.
Explore the dramatic volcanic sites of the Caldeira and Capelinhos, the picturesque villages and the main town of Horta, with its marina full of colourful paintings left by visiting yachts. The famous "Peter's Café Sport" is the perfect place to stop for coffee or a cold drink, where sailors swap tales of adventure on the high seas.
Whale and dolphin watching trips have replaced the traditional whaling boats as a way to make a living from the sea. From the marina you can go whale watching, swimming with dolphins, sport fishing, line fishing, diving and sailing, or just take a cruise along our scenic coastline.
Passenger ferries enable you to visit Pico or Sao Jorge for the day, making Faial a perfect centre for your holiday.