|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
Delightful home located near the calm sandy beaches of Porto Pim Bay.
An area full of many family-fun activities just down the street from this adorable house. Not only an ideal location but travellers with young children will appreciate the many comforts of home; that were carefully chosen with young children safety and comfort in mind. At the Bay House, we are prepared for our guest’s all-year-round with our climate controlled accommodation. In the winter with 3 separately controlled heating units that would, take-the-chill-off you in our temperate climate. And in the heat of summer, be assured knowing that when you return to your accommodation from the beach you will be able to relax in cool comfort if you choose to. We want you to be connected with your World with wireless connections on all 3 levels of the house. Ideal when the entire family is on-line at the same time.
The neighbourhood has a great selection of restaurants pubs and bars to choose from but if you wish to prepare your own meals, our kitchen is fully equipped with every possible gadget. electric stove, oven, microwave, toaster, kettle, blender and coffee machine. And certainly not to forget the indispensable dishwasher. The second level has a bedroom with 2 single beds and on the tower top floor has the second bedroom with a large king size bed convertible to 2 single beds.
From the tower, here you have access to a wonderful veranda overlooking the Marina, Bay and the lively Centre of Horta. Enjoy the sunsets from this spot! Ideal Child-Friendly vacation home has all the comforts of children in mind. We provide a baby crib a baby feeding table at the dining room.
We look forward to your visit!
I chose to represent The Bay House not only because it is a great vacation house but also because the owner’s places a high emphasis on guests comfort. From
The Bay House is a new building that was rebuilt to replicate the unique architecture of the typical accommodations that existed in its present location during the whaling industry. This area is of rich historical interest which contributes to guests overall cultural experience when staying in the area.
We stayed a week in November 2014 and it was just the best place to be we could imagine. Located in between harbour/marina and sandy beach of Porto Pim, this is top location. Besides that, everything in the house was perfect, we did not miss anything. Lots of restaurants closeby, car or scooter rental to explore the island and the ferry that takes one for a daytrip to Pico Island. On top of that, a wonderful host took perfect care of us and gave us lots of information ahead of the trip, as well as recommendations and tips during out stay. Thanks a lot.
Wonderfull place, cosy and warm i should say.
With all the facilities needed to be with the family.
My favourite in Faial
Thanks for everything Sonia and of course Zelda
The Bay House is ideally located in the city of Horta: 100 meters from the marina (with a splendid view on the marina from the top floor) and 100 meters from the Porto Pim beach (which is ideal for young children).
There are a lot of nice restaurants and cafés near the house.
The house itself is very well equipped (modern equipment), very well decorated and clean.
It was the third time we came to the island of Faial (and the first time with our 2-years old daughter): this place is always so beautiful and welcoming! And the center of the city of Horta (the marina and the Porto Pim beach) is charming.
Zelda, the host of Bay House, is always available and willing to provide help and advice.
We definitely recommend Bay House!
Top must-see places in Faial:
Marina and Porto Pim beach of Horta
Caldeira (splendid view to Horta + Pico Island)
Capelinhos ("out-of-time" place)
Car trip all around the Island (2 to 3 hours)
We did not try so much restaurants in the Island but we can recommend the followings:
- Taberna do Pim, at Porto Pim beach: very nice terrace to have a drink or to eat (good food)
- O Cagarro (in Praia do Almoxarife): good fish restaurant
- Café Porto Pim (do not remember its name) - nice terrace at sunset
- Peter sport in the evening
The cottage was very comfortable and exceptionally clean. It was furnished with more than enough clean linens, soaps and paper products.
The island is clean and just plain beautiful and very convenient for travel to both Pico and St Jorge. I would highly recommended both the Island and the cottage to friends. Both owners and manager of the property we're professional and courteous.
All in all it was a wonderful experience and delightful stay.
The restaurant we would highly recommend is O Caggarro in Almoxarife. The food and portions were the best on the Island with service which was great. We were also very impressed with the friendliness and helpful attitude of the owner.
Zeer gezellig huis, kraak net en ruim uitgerust, zowel qua meubilair als qua linnen, keukengerief, enz.
Mooie zicht vanop het terras en restaurants in de directe nabijheid.
Zeer vriendelijke en gedienstige eigenaar.
Thanks for everything we loved the house and really felt at
home. Everything you need was provided for, we didn't miss a thing. Just the extra bed could be more comfy...
The Bay Beach Cottage s located in the centre of the city of Horta in the culture-rich heritage district called Angustias
The cottage e is situated between the Marina of Horta and the most popular beach on Faial, Porto Pim Beach.
There are numerous attractions just within minutes’ walk from The Bay House that would keep a family busy for the entire week or more.
At the Marina of Horta, a traveller can book his own whale watching tour, swim with the dolphins tour, diving excursion, sailing or fishing excursion from several kiosk at the Marina.
A minute walk and the family can be safely at a nice wide sandy beach. This beach has a Blue-Flag designation that is safe to swim in. And its 16th Century Fort located at the end of the beach creates a dramatic background scene.
The Angustias neighbourhood is always active all- year -round with a wide selection of good restaurant, bars, pubs and shopping all just steps from its doorstep!
Keep the family entertained with stops to the whale Museum, the Aquarium, the Library and the theatre with its variety of programs throughout the year.
For the hikers and walkers this area is a nature-lovers paradise, behind the Bay house is the start of the Natural Park of Faial routes, climb Mt. Guia only to be rewarded when you reach the top with amazing views of the Bay, its beach, and a sea sanctuary.
Venture outside of Horta using a Car-Hire or Taxi service and visit the Capelhnios Volcano and its educational Volcanology Interpretation Centre. And you cannot ignore the Caldiera crater a must-see when visiting Faial.
For the Botanist in the family, a visit to the Faial Jardin Botanico (Botanical Gardens) open all-year-round, has an impressive collection of all the native and endemic plants of the Azores. Visit the impressive Orchid House in full bloom in the months of January to March.
When you have exhausted all the above, try a day trip to another island! Embark from Hortas Ferry Terminal to the island of Pico or S.Jorge and return the same day.
Or you just might want to stay your entire time just meandering around the Angustias neighbourhood and taking in the culture and heritage. There is always something interesting to see around the corner. There is no other place like it.
Come and discover it for yourself!
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£87|
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