The bungalow is extremely quiet and not at all overlooked. It is perfect to get away from it all for a couple. It would be cramped for more than two. The facilities are basic but there was no hair-dryer, no TV (which could be a good thing) and no welcome pack of basics such as milk to make a drink on arrival. The surroundings were scruffy and some of the outside furniture was broken. For a basic tranquil getaway it is fine but no "Wow" factor.
Since we had such a great experience last time we stayed at Helder's place back in February, we came back again. This time we stayed in the bungalow which was clean, very nicely decorated and looked like new. It was important for us to have a fully equipped kitchen with a stove, small oven, refrigerator and plenty of cooking utensils as we cooked the majority of our meals on-site. We were also very pleased with the amazing view of the water from the patio, comfortable bed and reliable wifi.
The ocean is literally a 3 minute walk from the property. We spent many evenings walking along the shore, taking in the beautiful views and watching the sunset. We also enjoyed the scenic 15-20 minute walk to the quaint village of Agua de Pau, where we were able catch the bus to Ponta Delgada, Vila Franca do Campo and other neighboring towns for day trips. The village has a couple grocery stores as well as an excellent cafe, Senhora De Paó, which was a great place to get lunch, pastries, bread and coffee.
The host, Helder, is such a delightful individual! He really went above and beyond to make our stay such a great experience. He was very responsive to all our inquires and really made us feel welcomed and cares that his guests have a comfortable stay.
We HIGHLY RECOMMEND staying here and will definitely stay here again the next time we are back in the Azores.
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