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BAY House Horta 1 minute walk to the beach and marina up to 5 persons

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Horta - The Bay House-Horta

Luxury 2 Bedroom Town House Marina District Horta Centre


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 Angustias neighborhood 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. Gas stove, oven, Microwave, toaster, kettle, blender to prepare your children’s food. And certainly not to forget the indispensable dishwasher. This is your vacation! use it if you choose to!

Bedroom 1 on the second floor has 2 single beds with expansive closet spaces. Enjoy views overlooking the Angustias neighborhood and its church from this room. On the same level is a large bathroom with walk-in-glassed shower.

Bedroom 2 is the tower a historic feature unique to Faial island. This room has a sofa bed that converts to a couples bed. Also an extra cot for a small adult. 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!

This Child-Friendly vacation home has all the comforts of children in mind. We provide a baby crib a baby table for the dining room and safety gates to keep the children on the same level as the parents.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

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

Since 2012 I have been representing The Bay House, in conjunction with the Owners, our main objective is to provide guests a first rate accommodation perfect for the entire family. My responsibilities first begin at the booking process, where I provide valuable Island information that often gets overlooked. Then as the onsite Host, I meet each guest personally on their arrival day. Without being intrusive, I also make myself available if there is a need. From Check-In to Check-Out ensuring guests have a pleasant stay in Horta.

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 the linens, furnishing and down to the minutest detail all together contributes to good quality accommodation. Not only do I enjoy working with the owners but also I enjoy interacting with all the guests from all over the World; from the guests’ first impressions on arrival day, to their feedback on check-out day. This relationship is what motivates me in presenting this quality accommodation along with my first-rate service.

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.

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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BAY House Horta 1 minute walk to the beach and marina up to 5 persons
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

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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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


- 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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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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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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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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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
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
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!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Horta, Azores

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5 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £89
Tax Rate 4.0%

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Gate
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • ceramic fan heater termo ventilador cerâmico o wc baby toilet seat
  • 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
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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.

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