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Casa da Praia - luxury cabin by the beach

from £76 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Excellent 5/5 

6 reviews

from £76 /night help Price for guests, Nights

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Beautiful 3 bed log cabin home, with lots of space inside, huge garden and close to the beach.

Log cabin / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

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Log cabin / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden


Casa da Praia is a spacious and luxurious log cabin surrounded by a beautiful garden, close to the beach, on the outskirts of the quiet, rural village of Pedro Miguel, 10 minutes from the main town of Horta and 25 minutes from the airport, with a stunning view of Pico mountain from the living room, two of the bedrooms, garden and the first floor balcony. Just a short walk through the orchard, with it's banana, lemon and orange trees, then down some steps in a narrow ravine, you come to a black volcanic rock beach, surrounded by rocks and backed by cliffs. Start your day with a dip, returning to rinse off under the outdoor shower, at the top of the orchard.In the garden is a barbecue and large pergola with plenty of seating for enjoying long, lazy summer evenings grilling your favourite food . There is also a well-protected patio area, just outside the kitchen, with a large table, ideal for less than perfect weather! The house comprises a kitchen/diner/living room, double bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor and a large living room opening onto the terrace, twin room en suite and double bedroom with large bathroom on the second floor.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Pedro Miguel beach 200 m
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1.5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Horta airport 25 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player, Sea view
General CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites
Furniture Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users

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.

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.

The Azores enjoy a mild maritime climate, of which the dominant feature is the area of high pressure named after them. The "Azores High" generally lies South or South West of the islands and, in the summer, is often stationary, when prolonged calm, hot, sunny weather can be expected. July and August are the hottest months and February and March the wettest. Temperatures rarely drop below 12C and are often up around 20C. The sea is warmed by the Gulf Stream to a pleasant 17-22C, making it very pleasant to swim in year round.


Explore 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, sport fishing, line fishing, diving, snorkelling and sailing, or take a relaxing afternoon cruise along our scenic coastline.

From the main town of Horta and its modern marina you can go whale watching, swimming with dolphins, deep sea, coastal and sport fishing, sailing, diving and snorkelling with rays and sharks. You can take a jeep safari, or an exciting downhill cycle ride from the highest viewpoint. Take a walk around our spectacular "Caldeira", and visit the dramatic moonscape of the Capelinhos eruption site and lighthouse, which boasts an impressive underground interpretation centre.

Passenger ferries enable you to visit Pico, with it's World Heritage vineyards and whale watching museum or Sao Jorge, with it's breathtaking fajas, craft workshops and cheese factory, for the day, making Faial a perfect centre for your holiday.

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Review 1-6 of 6

3 Jul 2013


"great place, very well equiped, amazing view on Pico Island"

very nice home, 5 minutes walk to a sandy beach, calm, nice huge garden with bbq, Nice welcome package, extrem careful customer service.

23 May 2013


"Can't wait to get back there!"

This has been our second time to the Casa da Praia, and fingers crossed, there'll be other opportunities to go back. The property is very clean, the view is just outstanding, directly on the volcano on the opposite island and the sea separating the two. Picture yourself with a nice glass of red wine in your hand, a fire cracking in the living room, view over the large garden (getting pounded with rain on the odd day in spring) the massive waves in the sea and clouds dancing around the volcano... there is a lot worse moments and few are those who are better! Everything else around the house is just as it should be, nice decoration, big kitchen, well equipped - lots of "free service lemons and tangerines" in the garden, big BBQ pavilion to dine outside. I would not really know how to make this any better, except maybe direct flights from Paris to Faial, but then again, there would be more people to share the beaches with...

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