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Family-Friendly! steps to a golden sandy beach, Bay House RR AL#11

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning

Overview

About the property

Charming House near the beach, marina, restaurants and the marina of Horta

This Town-house style home is comprised of living room, 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom and a deck that overlooks the Marina of Horta.

Not only has an ideal location but the house is well equipped to receive families with young children having all the comforts of home; baby crib, high chair, beach umbrella, beach blankets and even some toys so the children can play in the sand. Comfort continues with soft linens plushy towels and individual heating units in all the rooms for the house.

The Bay house is located in an area of the city of Horta with a high historical significance. In fact, the neighborhood is ranked as being one of Portugal's most cultural neighborhoods of 2017 with its unpretentious cafes, intriguing marine culture that makes this neighborhood a must-see area for any traveler visiting the island of Faial.

Walking distance from the house are many food options; buying groceries, grabbing a sandwich, to sampling the local ice cream.

For those Foodies- interest groups, the neighborhood has fish & seafood houses as well as wood-fire BBQ house that will suit anyone's tastes and budgets.

For the Home-Chef, the kitchen is fully equipped with every possible gadget, dishwasher, blender coffee makers and more.

Not only a fantastic place to stay during the Summer months but off-season is just as fantastic. From October to May is considered the best time for hiking the nearby trails that make part of the Natural Park of Faial.

More Details

Property Manager
Zelda Melo
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
27 May, 2017

Why Zelda Melo chose Azores

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

What makes this house unique

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.The Bay House is located in the centre of the city of Horta in the culture-rich heritage district called Angustias. The house 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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

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.
Nov 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Horta in the Municipality of Horta

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Gate
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • ceramic fan heater termo ventilador cerâmico o wc baby toilet seat
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , mattresses measures 90cm x 2.05m
    Attic/ Tower Bedroom (2 beds) - 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , mattress measures 168cm x 2.00m and cot 80cm x 2.05m
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
The Bay House is located near the beach so we provide a beach kit that consists of thermo cooler, beach towels, blankets, cooler, toys for the sand.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

Family-Friendly! steps to a golden sandy beach, Bay House RR AL#11
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
5

Faial Bay House

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you to a delightful family who visited us in June 2016. We are glad that you found all of our family friendly amenities most useful to your family. We have recently added baby crib, high chair,and security gates because we believe that comfortable children makes happy parents. Thank you for your great review you are welcome back anytime. Sonia & Zelda
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5

Ideally located house in Horta city

  • 5 of 5

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)

Restaurants :

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

Cafés:

- Café Porto Pim (do not remember its name) - nice terrace at sunset

- Peter sport in the evening

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Bay beach cottage

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you had a wonderful experience in Horta! and that you were well received. We always aim for perfection in our cleanliness, supplies and service. We welcome you back such great guests. pass the word along!
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5

Een aanrader

  • 5 of 5

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.

Een aanrader.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The Bay House - a home

  • 5 of 5

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...

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Guests reviews are very important to us, this is how we improve our accommodation.   Even though we have never had a complaint about our extra beds, your suggestion has motivated us to upgrade our sleeping conditions to a more quality sleeping solution.   We have just purchased new quality sofa beds with foam mattress measuring  a generous 200m x .80m with solid durable frames thus ensuring our future guests comfort.    Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention and we are pleased at The Bay House,  you felt at home and we appreciate your 5-star rating!  Kindest Regards from the owner and manager.   
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5

Sehr schönes Haus perfekt gelegen

  • 5 of 5

Super Haus und ganz toll gelegen.

Gerne wieder!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
HOR
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Peters Cafe Sport Horta
Nearest Ferry
700 Metres
Port of Horta
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Canto da Doca Seafood Restaurant
Nearest Beach
250 Metres
Porto Pim Bay
Car: not necessary

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!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in the Horta, Portugal

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
MID SEASON
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£245
for 3 nights
From
£82
 
 
Nightly Rate
1 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
£286
for 4 nights
From
£72
 
 
MID SEASON
30 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£245
for 3 nights
From
£82
 
 
HIGH SEASON
1 Jul 2017 - 24 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£376
for 3 nights
From
£125
 
 
Nightly Rate
25 Aug 2017 - 23 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£328
for 3 nights
From
£109
 
 
Nightly Rate
24 Sep 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£286
for 4 nights
From
£72
 
 
LOW SEASON
15 Oct 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£215
for 3 nights
From
£72
 
 
MID SEASON
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£316
for 3 nights
From
£105
 
 
HIGH SEASON
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
£627
for 5 nights
From
£125
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £84.22

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Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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