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7 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Horta - Executive 1 bedroom

Unsurpassed views from the wrap around terrace

AL #113

Carmo Apartments are perched up on the hillside on the upper portion of the city of Horta, giving the guest a good vantage point to observe all the Sea traffic of the Pico-Fail channel.

Set in a quiet residential neighborhood, the Carmo building is very quiet both of the apartments that are presented here have the most desirable position, the penthouse or the top floor.

Upon entering the apartment the foyer leads to a large living room featuring ceiling to floor windows that makes the space sparkle with the reflection of the Ocean and Sky,

The romantic bedroom is large with a comfortable bed, soft furnishing, rugs in soft neutral colors. Privacy shutters ensure a good nights sleep.

The modern bathroom beacons one to pamper themselves by slipping into the deep soaker tub. The stylish and functional kitchen has an oven dishwasher and every single gadget a chef can ask for. The apartments make an ideal self-catering vacation home with the access of clothes washing and drying machines.

Ideally suited for adults.

More Details
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Zelda Melo
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 October, 2016
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About Zelda Melo

since 2007, I have been welcoming guests from all over the World. My experience and knowledge has made me aware of my guest's wants, needs and expectations when choosing their ideal vacation home.

My intention is to provide a quality vacation accommodation, offer personal service and useful information for all of my guests.

I have been representing Carmo Apartments since 2012 providing travelers 2 stylish penthouse apartments with amazing views of the Pico Faial Channel.

I believe that staying in a private vacation rental in a residential neighborhood is a unique way of truly discovering everything that the city of Horta has to offer. From the history, culture, the arts, to the gastronomy of its people.

Why I chose to represent Carmo Apartments?

From the moment I entered each of the Carmo apartments, I instantly felt at home, the bright interior, with windows in every room allowing an incredible light to filter in.

I adore this apartment because of its simplicity, clean lines and modern furniture. Yet its warm and cozy with its hardwood floors and soft furnishing.

Acoustically the environment and setting is quiet and peaceful because both apartments are on the top floor or penthouse, only 2 units per floor, in a very quiet building, low traffic street, 2 minutes from the Centre of Horta.

I look forward to meeting you.

What makes this apartment unique

The Wow factor is definitely the large terrace and its views which beckons one to sit out in the evening with a glass of fine wine while admiring the skyline of Pico Mountain.

Its all here waiting for you!

If you choose it.

Guestbook comments from the manager

thousands of thanks for your warm welcome, and the kind and friendly way you cared for us. Whale watching recommended Dive Azores. Certainly we will return.
Jul 2015
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based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

1st Class View

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent 3 nights in this apartment during July 2016. During the visit, we had the benefit of three clear evenings and on one of the nights, we were given a view of the full moon directly over the Pico Volcano from the deck. As far as the apartment is concerned, the photos and description on HomeAway appeared to be straightforward. Keep in mind, this is a small, one bedroom penthouse unit (with an awe inspiring view of the Volcano). Our only regret was that it was not air conditioned, but we were aware of that when we rented the unit. There was one fan in the apartment and we would recommend that a 2nd fan be available. The washing machine was welcome as we travel very light. We found the apartment to be clean and everything was in working order. We had the benefit of not having anyone in the apartment next to us. If we did, we might have lost alittle privacy outside as the units are only semi divided on the terrace. The apartment is alittle difficult to locate initially as it is on the top of the hill and we had to navigate many one-way streets to find it. Keep in mind that walking down the hill to town can be very easy, however, walking up will be difficult. We opted to pay the 5 Euro fare for a taxi each evening to get back. Overall, we were satisfied with this rental and would rent it again if we returned to Horta.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great view of our apartment, we aim to disclose all the features which we believe are important to potential guests before they book. This is why we are constantly updating our Advertisement and feature 20 plus pictures along with a current virtual tour video. We agree with you that air conditioning is needed in our apartment because our expansive windows facing the Ocean heat up the apartment, thank you for pointing that out and this project is our next priority. We apologize for not having the second fan for you, we would of gladly delivered one for you we are sensitive to our guests comfort. The location of the apartment on top of the hill in Horta means the views are amazing! we are thrilled that you got to experience that special scene. We inform all of our guests prior to booking that renting car is necessary however a 5€ taxi service is also another good option, thank you for the tip and I will pass that on to our future guests. We are happy that we provided everything you needed for your self-catering holiday, you were delightful guests we enjoying meeting you! Greetings to USA Zelda & Lusa
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Breathtaking View!!!

  • 5 of 5

July 2013

Our family occupied these apartments. Located on the top floor with breathtaking views of Horta, the marina and Pico. Even though you are only a minute drive from downtown Horta, you don't feel like you are in the middle of the city. The veranda is open all around so you have access to the sun and sea air. The apartments are very clean, comfortable and modern, we were not lacking anything. We would definitely stay there again and would highly recommend it to our family and friends. The only negative which can not be helped but may be a serious concern for some traveling are the number of stairs. There are three sets of stairs which may be a challenge for those with leg and knee issues. For our family, these apartments were just perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

It rained for most of our stay in Horta - so thank goodness for this apartment! It really truly has everything you could want or need. TV, great internet, a well stocked kitchen, a washing machine, clothes line, dishwasher, a view, a balcony, comfortable bed/couch... etc. We didn't have a car so the walk up the hill was TOUGH. but without the hill there is no view. so we endured. I should also mention how wonderfully helpful Zelda was. She arranged for a pickup from the airport and met us at the apartment to show us around. She also had maps for us with recommendations on where to eat, hang out, and who to contact for excursions. We had a great time and if we're ever back... will stay in this apartment again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The set is amazing. Best view to Pico and Horta. The apartment is in a very good condition, clean and modern equipped. You need to go a few steps but it is really worth it. With a car in the garage it's no problem at all. We stayed 10 days and felt really at home. The care of Zelda is like always "perfect". She makes your stay to a real wellness package! We enjoyed "Semana do Mar" each day, the music, the people and the very nice atmosphere during this festival.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a fab place, best view of Pico - brilliant

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for two wonderful weeks and the view is simply stunning. Would highly recommend a car (free parking outside) as there is a steep hill from the main town centre but the views are worth it. The apartment is in excellent condition and has a well fitted kitchen. It is approx 20 minutes walk to main harbour, Peter's bar and whale watching. Zelda coud not have been more helpful, from initial enquiry to our final day! So we will return again and look forward to catching up with Zelda. Thank you so much, Eileen and Julian, UK

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Eileen & Julian, it was my pleasure to meet such experienced travellers like yourselves. First, you were wise to book this fabulous apartment 6+ months prior, thus ensuring your 2 consecutive weeks during the Peak season. We advise all of our guests to rent a car even though the distance to the Harbour is short, the incline is steep and walking back up to the apartment can be difficult. The apartment now comes with a private garage parking space with remote, a brilliant feature during the rainy season. Carmo apartment privileged top floor position means stair climbing I am pleased you enjoyed its rewards. You are welcome back anytime! Zelda, Host
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Azoren Faial Horta 15 t/m 29-06-2015

  • 5 of 5

Our vacation on Horta, penthouse Carmo was very beautiful. We enjoyed the apartement and the very nice view over Horta, the harbour, the Sea and Pico and sometimes we saw Sao Jorge. We want to thank Zelda for everything. We have a very nice contact from the beginning until the end. Faial is very beautiful, we loved the island. Thanks :)

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Horta Airport (HOR)
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Nearest Ferry
500 Metres
Port of Horta Ferry to S.Jorge, Pico
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Porto Pim
Car: necessary

-Wander through all the shops of the city, interesting stores, markets, and quaint alleyways. There are surprises around every corner of this busy little city.

-Walk to parks and city gardens, markets, bakeries, antique stores, library, government buildings, museums, marinas and tourist information centers.

-You have your choice of several restaurants minutes from the apartment. There are many outdoor cafes along the waterfront to choose from.

-You are minutes to the Cultural Theatre with events and concerts taking place throughout the year.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Horta, Azores

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
FALL 2016
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £45

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in the Horta, Portugal

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 52 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • full bathroom with tub shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Queen size bedroom
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming

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