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Big and Beautiful House in Horta City 4-10 people, Casa Matriz RRAL#323

People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Space 2,335 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Private outdoor dining area, BBQ grill for 12 persons. 5 bedrooms 4 bathrooms

5 bedrooms 4 bathrooms A big and beautiful family home that is nestled in a charming neighbourhood that is deep-rooted in its culture, with time-honoured traditions and adorned with historical architecture.  A place where  travellers can shop at the nearby markets, sample the local food  and interact with its friendly citizens, all just around the corner.  

Spacious 5 bedrooms with 4 full bathrooms spread over 3 levels of 220 square meters, located in the Centre of Horta the Matriz district. Casa Matriz is tastefully decorated in a classic style creating that warm home-like setting that is perfect for group travel. This accommodation facilitates large groups to stay under one roof. Therefore there is no need to rent separate accommodations; Casa Matriz can accommodate groups of up to 10 people comfortably. With Top notch features: all three levels with internet, air cooling and air heating units. A superb gathering area, especially in the massive eats-in kitchen or entertain outdoors in the courtyard complete with wood fire grill and outdoor kitchen.

More Details
Registration Number : AL RR# 323

Property Manager
Zelda Melo
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks English, Portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
12 December, 2017

About Zelda Melo

As a vacation property manager, Since 2007, we have been renting our own private vacation home and this experience and knowledge has made us aware of our guest’s needs and expectations. Our aim is to provide a quality vacation accommodation, personal, friendly service and useful informative options for all of our guests who choose to rent their vacation home through us.

We believe that staying at a private vacation home is a unique way of truly discovering everything that the Island of Faial has to offer. From the history, culture, the arts, to the gastronomy of its people.

Why Zelda Melo chose Horta

Why I chose to represent Casa da Matriz:

Over the last several years a popular trend that is see happening in the Tourist industry is group travel particularly from former Azorean descendants who are travelling with their extended family members to retrace their ancestry roots in the Island of Faial.

I was lucky to find the match for this type of niche travel group in Casa da Matriz not only because of its size, but also for its ideal location, in the historical area of Matriz which enables the travelers to immerse themselves into the neighborhood, and absorb the traditions and culture within the city of Horta.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Our group of eight loved our stay in Horta for many reasons. - Zelda Melo sent us maps and recommendations ahead of time to help us plan our trip. - This spacious and sunny home has a large kitchen with all the necessary equipment. - The patio is a welcome place to linger over breakfast or dinner. - Hot water is plentiful, the beds are very comfortable, and several bedrooms have a balcony. - The third floor bedroom's balcony has a spectacular view of the harbor and Mt. Pico. - Every sidewalk in Horta has a unique design in black and white stone. - Porto Pim's sandy beach beckons you for a swim. - The Taberna de Pim guarantees the perfect patio setting for a delicious fish dinner at sunset. It's on the bay and across the way from Genuino's, another tasty restaurant. - Taca Capitolio serves a mean gin and tonic and garlicky limpids. - International Cafe's meat on a skewer makes for a nice lunch. - The gelatos across from the public waterfront park tops off the night. - The dramatic views across to Pico Island changed by the hour. The ferry over was relaxing but the climb up Mt Pico definitely not. - The hike around the Caldeira is spectacular, reasonable in length and grade and the trail is ringed with hydrangeas in bloom right now. In fact the entire island is covered with blue hydrangeas and wild flowers. - Sailboats in the harbor come from all around the world. Sailors paint a colorful dedication to their boat and their journey on the jetty. - Our taxi driver, Paulo Brasil, was a treat.
Jul 2017
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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
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2335 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , first floor
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , 2nd floor between bedroom 1 and 2
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , 2nd floor adjoining bedroom 2
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , 3rd floor between the 4th and 5th bedrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , bed: 195cm x 140cm
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 2 single bed: 190cm x 140cm
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 bed: 195cm x 140cm
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed , 2 Cot , 1 single bed: 195cm x 110cm + 1 cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , bed:195cm x 140cm
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • 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
  • fitness centre
  • 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
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Horta Port of Call: venture a little further, only 10 minute walk will take you to the new Port of Horta where a traveler can take a day trip or Island Hop to the Island of Pico or St. Jorge. Horta City makes an excellent base for travelers to visit other islands. Don’t forget your camera! The Matriz neighborhood is a city Centre residential area full of architectural interest. A traveler can wander the cobble stoned streets and admire many facades of historical buildings, former colonies, former embassies, and government house. Not only the architecture but the culture is fantastic, one only has to visit the nearby Tea House for 3:00 afternoon traditional tea, or visit the fishing area of Porto Pim watch the fishing boats come in with their catch. You will certainly Bump into your own magical surprise! It’s all just around the corner.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

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Highly recommend exploring Faial

  • 5 of 5

Our group of eight loved our stay in Horta for so many reasons.

- Zelda Melo sent us maps and recommendations ahead of time to help us plan our trip.

- This spacious and sunny home has a large kitchen with all the necessary equipment.

- The patio is a welcome place to linger over breakfast or dinner.

- Hot water is plentiful, the beds are very comfortable, and several bedrooms have a balcony.

- The third floor bedroom's balcony has a spectacular view of the harbor and Mt. Pico.

- Every sidewalk in Horta has a unique design in black and white stone captivating our attention.

- Porto Pim's sandy beach beckons you for a swim.

- The Taberna de Pim guarantees the perfect patio setting for a delicious fish dinner at sunset. It's on the bay and across the way from Genuino's, another tasty restaurant.

- Taca Capitolio serves a mean gin and tonic and garlicky limpids.

- International Cafe's meat on a skewer makes for a nice lunch.

- The gelatos across from the public waterfront park tops off the night.

- The dramatic views across to Pico island changed by the hour.

- The hike around the Caldeira is spectacular, reasonable in length and grade. The trail is ringed with hydrangeas in bloom right now. The entire island is covered with hydrangeas as well as so many colorful wild flowers.

- Sailboats in the harbor are from all around the world. Sailors paint a colorful dedication to their boat and their journey on the jetty.

- Our taxi driver, Paulo Brasil, was a treat!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review! well you touched on the best place to stay, see, do, eat & drink on Faial. Great group! welcome back anytime.
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5

Nice well located big house !

  • 5 of 5

This house is amazing. We really enjoyed our stay at Casa Matriz. If you are a large group , this is the place to stay.Zelda will welcome you, make sure you feel at home and that you do not miss anything.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great, a perfect stay in horta

  • 5 of 5

Zelda was just perfect. She help us and give us a lot of good advices to make our stay wonderfull. Allways available to help us organising our stay.

The house is very clean, well equipped, and well located in Horta. The rooms have a very nice view on Horta. The beds are good quality. The kitchen is large with two big familly tables (on inside and one outside) : perfect for large familly.

Horta is a perfect town to visit Azores.

We enjoy a lot our stay there.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kincardine, Ontario, Canada
5

Casa Matriz is fantastic. It has all essentials of an outstanding place. Location, decor, comfort,

  • 5 of 5

Casa Matriz is simply outstanding. Our diverse family group ( 3 to 80 years of age) found it excellent in all respects. The location enabled us to walk to all Horta attractions. Museums, beaches, shopping, restaurants and churches were all within comfortable distance. We even walked to the Botanical Garden. Some steep streets were not only interesting, they improved our fitness. Views from the house were breathtaking.

The decor of the house is stylish and practical. The layout provided privacy to all three families

and, yet, the gathering places like the kitchen, the living room and the atrium brought us all together and offered great spots for socializing. The house is amazingly sound insulated. I never new if somebody was already in the kitchen preparing a breakfast for the crew.

We found the house very comfortable. Four bathrooms, ample breathing space and plenty of storage in bedrooms provide for a homey feeling. Hot water, heating/cooling was flawless and easily controllable. We also had fun with the charcoal fired barbecue. It is not common in Canada but we made it work and had a one great supper.

And then there was our host Zelda. Helpful with her info on just about anything we might have needed but discrete, not intruding in any way.

Simply, a great experience and we are spontaneously thinking about coming again in the future.

Karel Mika

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: To a great family, thank you for your excellent review, our aim is to keep the family together all under one big fabulous rental house. We believe this is important for achieving great family memories during your vacation. You are welcome back anytime, truly a 5-star family. We thank you!
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5

Beautiful Views, Wonderful Host, Delightful Vacati

  • 5 of 5

The accommodation was exactly as described, a big and beautiful house in the center of Horta, the largest town on Faial Island, in the Azores. The house is very comfortable and clean. Beautiful tile work on the walls and floors, marble in many places, modern with a lot of old world charm. The outdoor patio was a comfortable quiet place to relax in the sun and read or eat outside. Our party of ten were all comfortable. The rooms were large with wonderful views of town, the bay, and Pico. We enjoyed being in the town with restaurants and shops within walking distance along the waterfront where yachts from around the world come in during the summer. The painted flags on the concrete walkway along the shore are a treat to view. Taxi and van service is readily available for island tours and conveyance to restaurants and other venues in the evening. The house has a modern kitchen, clothes washing facilities, air conditioning, and five bathrooms. I highly recommend this rental for families and any moderate to large party as a getaway to a charming relaxing Mediterranean locale closer to the US than mainland Europe.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful house - Convenient, Clean & Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed my stay here. Zelda is welcoming and kind. Her house has everything a traveler needs to set up a home-away-from-home while visiting these beautiful islands.

There is an amble kitchen, clean bathrooms, inviting beds, great comfortable couches, an airy patio in back and best of all: a couple of balconies with stunning scenic views. There are several floors of pleasant rooms. Scattered throughout the house are ample power plugs (European power –Don’t forget your converter). We were very comfortable.

Zelda was full of answers to our questions about the island both before the trip and during. She responded quickly when we asked and had many suggestions about how to see the things we wanted to see.

This house is in the Matiz area of Horta in which there are many shops and cafes. These are in an easy walking distance of this spacious house. But it may be helpful to know that the entire area is built on a hill. For some the few block walk to the cafes may be too steep and a taxi may be required. Ask Zelda for a recommendation. She knew some of the local taxis drivers. Don’t let the walk stop you. Both the house and the city are gems.

The view from the balconies alone is worth the trip.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
HOR
Nearest Ferry
700 Metres
Port of Horta
Nearest Restaurant
500 Kilometres
Casa do Cha
Nearest Beach
700 Metres
Porto Pim
Car: not necessary

Matriz area is well fit for travelers who wish to take In the Museums, art galleries, walk along the Harbour, admire the painting on the seawall left behind by sailors or just have a laid back City-Break

Vacation.

Don’t forget your camera!

The Matriz neighborhood is full of architectural interest. A traveler can wander the cobble stoned streets and admire the historical facades of structures that were once former colonies, embassies, and fortes. Not only is Matriz area architecturally rich but also culturally intriguing, a traveler will certainly encounter their own magical surprises just around the corner.

Shopping!

In a minutes’ walk a traveler can find , stylish boutiques , jewelry stores, bakeries, grocery stores, vegetable market, butchers and organic markets.

Dining!

The neighborhood has several casual cafes with small bars, and the most delightful Tea House for that 3:00 afternoon tea service in a garden setting. For lunch the popular plate of the day is offered by most local restaurants at an attractive price-point. Dining options, there are several from grilled fish, steak, seafood all in the area.

Whale Watching!

5 minutes’ walk from the house, a traveler can choose their favorite charter or whale watching company from a variety of host companies at the marina of Horta.

Island Hoping!

7 minutes’ walk from the house to the Port of Horta to embark on a day trip to the nearby island of Pico or Sao Jorge.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in the Horta, Portugal

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
LATE FALL
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
£551
for 5 nights
From
£110
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
 
SPRING
1 Apr 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
£993
for 5 nights
From
£199
 
 
SUMMER PEAK
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,654
for 5 nights
From
£331
 
 
Nightly Rate
1 Aug 2018 - 16 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,875
for 5 nights
From
£375
 
 
SUMMER PEAK
17 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,654
for 5 nights
From
£331
 
 
FALL
1 Sep 2018 - 12 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,434
for 5 nights
From
£287
 
 
Nightly Rate
13 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£993
for 5 nights
From
£199
 
 
Nightly Rate
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
£728
for 5 nights
From
£146
 
 
WINTER
1 Feb 2019 - 30 Mar 2019
5 night minimum stay
£993
for 5 nights
From
£199
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£331
for 3 nights
From
£110
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £88.24

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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