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Retiro Capitao


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Charming stone cottage, set in a beautiful garden.

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

This beautiful stone house is set in a large lawned garden, with many shade trees and a paved terrace for outdoor dining and a terrace in front for watching the sun rise with your morning coffee.

Retiro Capitao has a breath-taking view of the neighbouring island of Pico, with it's classic cone reaching 2351 metres into the sky. The locals say you can predict the weather by observing the clouds around it's peak.

The house has an open-plan lounge/diner with a double sofabed. The well equipped kitchen leads off this and there is a second sink unit outside the back door. The double bedroom has ample storage in it's large wardrobe and the bunk room can be used by 1 or 2 adults, or up to 3 children. WiFi is provided via a 3G router.

Pedro Miguel is just 10 minutes by car from the main town of Horta, where you can experience the thrill of a whale watching trip, explore the island on a jeep safari, visit the whaling museum, hire bicycles for a thrilling downhill ride from the crater...and much more....

The island also has various hotspots in Horta and some in the villages.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Pedro Miguel beach 3.5 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Horta airport 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

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Sea view
General CD player, Table tennis, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking

The Azores region

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 Cafe 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, snorkelling with rays and sharks, sport fishing, line fishing, diving and sailing, or just take a cruise along our scenic coastline. Jeep safaris and bicycle hire are also available.

Passenger ferries enable you to visit Pico island, with it's lava tube caves, vineyards, museums and the highest peak in Portugal to climb! Or Sao Jorge, with it's beautiful fajas, handicraft workshops and popular cheese factory visit, making Faial a perfect centre for your holiday.

The "Semana do Mar" or Sea Week, which begins on the first Sunday in August, is organized by various institutions connected with water sports and tourism. It includes all sorts of activities connected with the sea, as well as other cultural events, and has become internationally famous.

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12 Oct 2013


"Quel bonheur..."

Cette charmante maison, très typique, est un véritable havre de paix, à 10 minutes de route d'Horta (voiture indispensable). L'endroit est idéal pour découvrir l'île de Faial ains… More

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Languages spoken
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