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Oceanfront houses-max 2-9 p, wood stove, BBQ - Casa Hortensia

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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5 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Mosteiros - Duplex homes

Each duplex-2 bedroom, 2 bathrooms , view of fishing port

Casas do Porto is a vacation home designed with the flexible division of two smaller houses, Casa Azalea and Casa Hortensia for the individual or small group of people or to accommodate a large group for family gathering as a one unit.

In this peaceful hamlet of Mosteiros, just the quiet seaside road stands between the house and the ocean cove that for centuries has served the local people as the fishing port.

Your morning breakfast on the front terrace will allow you the opportunity to witness the return of the small rugged fishing boats from their night´s catch. Wait until the boats dock; take a walk for about 100 meters. View the catch and point to what fancies your taste. The freshness of the sea is like nowhere else, worthy of any price.

Details for holiday home Casa Hortensia, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 2 Bathrooms

Casa Hortensias has two bedrooms, one with double bed on the main floor and one with two single beds on the upper floor, two bathrooms with showers, one on the main floor and the other on the upper floor, Wood stove is installed.

The kitchenette is simple and has everything needed to prepare your in-home meals. The spacious living room offers a dining area to one side and the breathing comfort of an open ceiling. Through the terrace doors at the front of the house, you will enjoy the beauty that the ocean can offer while taking a dining moment, a relaxing sunny day with a book or witnessing some of the most beautiful sunsets that creation has to offer. If a fresh grilled fish is something that fancies your taste buds, a BBQ and dining area is available at the rear terrace of the house. For our guest´s convenience, parking space accessed through the side driveway is available at the rear of the property. Shares laundry facilities are also available with washer and dryer

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Bonita Sousa
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2016
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What makes this house unique

-oceanfront views

-fresh fish,bakery and fruit/vegetable trucks pass most days to purchase fresh items

-peaceful village to experience traditional style of life


based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

Casa Hortensia
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews

A charming property in a wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

We would thoroughly recommend this property. You are in safe hands with Bonita who is welcoming and conscientious. We are a family of four with two teenagers. The sea view from the property is amazing - you will never tire of this. Mosteiros is full of character - the locals do seem to take great pride in their town. The volcanic pools are great for swimming and snorkelling. There are nice places to eat and local shops which sell everything you would need for your stay. The winding road to Ponta takes some getting used to but it is worth it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous place to stay!

  • 4 of 5

A beautiful spot, and we appreciated the slower pace of Mosteiros. The flat was perfect for our family of five. Super clean and comfortable! The patio is an absolutely ideal place to enjoy breakfast, dinner, or a glass of wine while watching the sunset. The laundry facilities are a plus. Bonita is very pleasant and helpful, and orients you to the village and island. Downsides? We found the kitchen amenities somewhat limited so we only cooked breakfast at home. And do note the rather strict check in/ out times as they may be an inconvenience if you are traveling from overseas.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to do a review. Glad you enjoyed the terrace. It is one of it´s best features. We always improving on amenities in the kitchen and if there is something you need, please let us know by calling the mobile phone we leave the guests to use and while you are there so we can get it for you. As for the check in/out times- we have only one house to provide for each guest, unlike a hotel may have a different room to allow you to stay. Hotels also have check in and out times to facilitate their cleaning staff to prepare for their next guests. To provide the super clean home for your arrival, it takes a minimum of 6 hours. Generally, all guests are overseas guests when coming to the islands. We work the best possible situation for everyone. Many guests needing early check in have paid for this extra service. We highly recommend that all guests book the night before your arrival and the extra night after the departure date to make sure no guest is leaving or arriving on the dates you are needing to come in early or leave later. We welcome everyone to contact us at any time prior to your arrival or during your stay if you are in need of extra services. Kind regards, VHMAzores
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Relaxing stay, fantastic ocean view!

  • 4 of 5

My partner and I spent a beautiful, relaxing week in Mosteiros in early May. The house was lovely with fantastic views from the balcony directly over the ocean. Mosteiros is a fairly sleepy, relaxed fishing village with friendly locals and a very laid back feel. There are two shops in easy walking distance from the house where you can buy all the essentials. There are several restaurants in the village, our favourite was the Italian which does fantastic pizzas! Our stay seemed to coincide with some national holidays, so there were a couple of days when the restaurants were shut, but we made good use of the property's BBQ facilities on those days.

As this was our first time on the Azores, we were slightly worried that booking accommodation on the far west of the island might not be the best location to see all the sights, but in fact, as long as you have a hire car, most things are within easy reach (Ponta Delagada about 35min, Lake Fogo about 1hr 15 mins).

Finally, a big thank you to Bonita and Ed, who kindly met us from the airport (we were on a v. late flight) and escorted us to the house so we could find our way easily. Bonita and Ed were also on hand to help with any queries and provided plenty of tips on the local area.

The Azores are beautiful with so much to see and do. Would definitely recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing week with the great view and sunsets

  • 5 of 5

We had great time staying in the Hortensia house in October. The house is very clean and the view is unbelievable. Kitchen is bit on smaller side to cook full size dinner for 4, but why would you – there are a few restaurants in the village (O Chicos being our favorite one), all no more then 5-10 minutes’ walk from the house. There is a small grocery/convenience store just around the corner, literally 2-3 minutes away. Fruits, vegetables, milk, yogurt, fresh bread, no-frills choice of alcohol – we did not need to drive to a bigger store for anything.

The house accommodated 4 of us very comfortably, TV had hundreds of channels (not that we really had time to watch), the Internet worked very well and water had very good pressure and temperature.

It might get bit busy at times with tourist cars stopping by to take a picture, but that’s small price to pay for fantastic view and the location. And did I mention most beautiful sunsets?

Bonita, property manager, was most helpful. We tried few restaurants and hikes she recommended and would totally recommend them ourselves. She even provided a local cell phone in case we needed one – very nice touch.

I probably would not pick Mosteiros if it was our first visit to Sao Miguel, more central location would make more sense if you want to see the whole island. This location worked great for us this time as we wanted to relax, swim and mostly stay on western part of the island.

We are definitely coming back here, most likely with friends or family to stay in the second unit of this semi-detached house.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a great review of your week! It explains much of what we talked about and gives others a chance to really appreciate this west coast fishing village. There is much to do in walking trails in this area as Sete Cidades is about 15 -20 minutes drive. The 12 km walking trail around the top of the crater is #2 choice in walking trails for our guests.
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Perfect Home and Amazing Customer Service!

  • 5 of 5

This property was BEAUTIFUL and very accurate to their description! Very clean and well maintained.

Bonita greeted my friends and I and told us a bit about the island and what it had to offer, She also provided us with a map and showed us some Hot Spots! We had a car, so we were able to tour the entire island of Sao Miguel without any problems.

Great Experience and Great Customer Service! Highly Recommended!!

Thanks again Ed and Bonita!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! Travelling by car is highly recommended to see and do things on the island. It is hard to take a bus or taxi to the walking trails in the forest and expect to find a way to be picked up again when the trail walk is over.
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Awesome Location!

  • 4 of 5

Great location if you enjoy a quiet little village and like to sit on the deck and look at the ocean. Very nice clean place with everything you need. Close to lots of really great sites to see on Sao Miquel.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sue and Marc, It was a pleasure to meet you and assist you to enjoy the island beauty. These houses are located perfectly on the west coast for Sete Cidades hiking and of course the sunsets are spectacular here. we look forward to seeing you again. Newly managed by Vacation Home Management Azores, we take pride in serving our guests. If you are requiring extra services, feel free to share them with us in a email to continuing the improvements.
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Joao Paulo II , Ponta Delgada
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
Ponta Delgada
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Batalha Golf
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Within the village of Mosteiros one can enjoy the black sandy beach that is only about 200 meters from the Casas do Porto.

There is a convenience grocery store within 50 meters and a pharmacy at about 100 meters. There are a few café bar types where one can get an espresso or something stronger. Two traditional small restaurants in the village offer lunch meals on daily basis, and dinners during the summer months.

If you are a fish enthusiast, you may get the opportunity of buying fresh fish at the port when the local fishing boats come in around nine in the morning.

In the neighboring village of Ginetes, a 20 minute drive, you will find a place called Ferraria, where a thermal spring is found on the ocean´s edge where you can swim in the warm water.

Visit the Azores and come see the green island known as Sao Miguel. Allow your senses to go back in time and let us make this a special holiday for you.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Mosteiros, Sao Miguel Island

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
Mid season
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
High season
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
Mid season
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
Low season
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £133
Tax Rate 4.0%

Children under 2 years of age are free with a crib.
Please note the final cleaning of 60 euros cash (short term stays-less than 30 days) will be accepted at the door upon your arrival.
Winter getaway
Stay between October 1 to April 30 (30 days or more)
Extra fees -long term stays . Contact us for more details.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Mosteiros in Azores

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • Oceanfront
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Wet Bar
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Master bedroom with couples bed is on the main floor. The second bedroom has single beds, located on the second floor.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Yard
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming

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