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Fisherman's Cottage Beach House, near Horta, Faial Island

The fishermans cottage awaits you!
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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 3
Horta, Faial Island, Azores
One of the best beach-house locations on Faial: This delightfully romantic getaway at Praia do Almoxarife (5km from Horta) is 150m from the secluded 'Praia dos Ingleses' and 300m from arguably the best beach on Faial, with café/bar and three restaurants within walking distance. It's a traditional Azorean house, once owned by a fisherman, but now restored and refurbished with a nice bathroom, a bedroom area with double bed and open plan living area with a well-equipped kitchen and a lounge with an ocean view overlooking the cliffs where Cory's shearwaters nest. Wake up to the sun rising over the island of São Jorge and streaming through the picture window or relax in the evening on the sheltered private patio behind the house, listening to the shearwaters flying above.The location is rural and by the sea, 300m from the seas... Read more
Listing #HL1659043
About the Owner
Fred W
Languages spoken:Portuguese, English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2014
Interaction with guests
We will be on-hand to welcome you when you arrive. You will be undisturbed during your stay but we will always be available if you need our help or advice.
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Reviewed August 27, 2016

A super little cottage,ideal for a couple or even a couple with one child. Very well presented, clean and tidy. Fred, the owner,met us in Horta an took us to the cottage and gave us a warm welcome. The location, virtually on the beach, is...More

Thank Maudibe
Reviewed July 31, 2014

The fisherman's cottage is nice and confortable. Fred and his wife were very kind with us and made everything to allow us a pleasant stay. Playa the Almoxarife is a nice and quiet beach with a superb view of Pico island. It is only five...More

2  Thank ddinale
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Reviewed September 6, 2017
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  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 2:00 PM
    1 Shower
    1 Sofa
    1 Full
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  • Damage Deposit: C$176 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Check-in and check-out times can be flexible if no other guests are leaving or arriving on the same days that you are arriving or leaving.
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About the neighbourhood
One of the best beach-house locations on Faial Island, this fisherman's cottage is close to the beach and cultural centre of Praia do Almoxarife with its restaurants and café/bars, basalt church and bandstand. It is 5km north of the town of Horta. From Horta you can take a boat to see whales and dolphins, scuba dive or fish for marlin, or take ferries to the neighbouring islands of São Jorge and Pico. Or hire a car or taxi and walk about the many beauty spots around and within the island. Not to be missed are the many festivals that take place from Whitsun and throughout the summer in each village. Unique to the Azores, these centre on the Imperio chapels, and can last several days.
Getting around
The bus into town passes in the morning and early afternoon and stops near the cottage. But pick up a rental car at the airport or hire a scooter in Horta town if you want to get the most out of a short visit, or use taxis, which are plentiful, if you prefer not to drive
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Horta: 15.0 km
Ferry: Horta: 5.0 km
Fly to Horta (airport code HOR) on Faial via either: Lisbon (LIS) on the Portuguese mainland; or via Ponta Delgada (PDL) (São Miguel); or via Terceira (TER). Flights are operated by SATA Air Açores and Azores Airlines who code-share with TAP Air Portugal.
From the airport, practical options are to take a hire car from the airport—you can book this via the main hire companies—or to take a taxi. Alternatively, you could take a taxi to arrive and settle in and then hire a car or a scooter later from one of several companies in Horta.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.2 km.
Nearby cities
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