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Casa da Ribeira Beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Our house has a character and traditionally furnished and is located in a quiet area of ​​Vila Franca do Campo Municipality (Água d'Alto) where the best beaches on the island of São Miguel and where the natural reserve of the islet named Vila Franca.

It is a two bedroom with a double bed each. A cot if necessary, a living room and kitchen as well as a properly equipped bathroom.

It has a patio with barbecue and the area designed for parking a car.

This crater is 23 km from Ponta Delgada airport, 3 km from Vila Franca do Campo and 16 km from the Lagoa das Furnas.

From 1 May 2017 to 30 September of 2017 the price is 55 € / night.

NOTE: We accept exceptionally plus 1 extra person on payment of 10 € / night.

Outside that period are € 45 / night.

Check-in: From 15:00;

Check-out: Until 11.00 am.

More Details

About Us

Luis Alves
Rua do Laureano,209
9500 319 Ponta Delgada
VAT Reg No105779920

Luis Alberto do Couto Alves
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Portuguese
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 December, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Vila Franca Do Campo in Azores

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • It includes a hair dryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

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Casa da Ribeira Beach
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 9 reviews

Very welcoming and close to lovely beach

  • 4 of 5

Could not have asked for a better welcome! The owners greeted us warmly and gave us a full tour of the property explaining as best they could (very limited English) where things were and how things worked. They also provided a number of tasty treats and a selection of information on the local area, both much appreciated.

The house has no views as such, overlooking other properties, but the outside patio is private and provides a relaxing setting which we enjoyed every breakfast and evening. The beach is literally around the corner, 3-4 minutes walk and was sometimes busy but never crowded. It is a nice sandy beach with a cafe and lovely views.

Whilst the space within the house was more than adequate for the two of us (there is a living room, kitchen, bathroom and two main bedrooms), it had the same problem as most of the properties we have stayed in i.e. no-where to store our food and limited counter space in the kitchen. We were also rather dismayed that the kettle could only be sited on top of the microwave, not a problem as such until we noticed that the kettle was broken and leaking water.

The bedroom was a good size but we ended up putting a blanket over the window at night as there were no curtains so sunlight poured in from very early in the morning. Once again, apart from a couple of small shelves, storage/ hanging space for clothes was non-existent. We have to say that the bed was the hardest and most uncomfortable one we have ever tried to sleep on and the pillows filled with chunks of foam did not help. Definitely need a new mattress!

The house is quaint and characterful and extremely clean, and we enjoyed our stay but there comes a time when things need updating/ replacing. We managed okay with the two hot plates stove, though we were very limited as to what we could cook without an oven but the potentially dangerous kettle should have been replaced and the hairdryer...... well that was quite a shock! Not only tiny but had been broken at some point and was in two parts just about held together with duct-tape, though not enough to contain the wires nor maintain its shape i.e. it just flopped like a dead daffodil stalk!

There is also no wi-fi, not a problem for some but a necessity for others.

Despite these issues, we enjoyed our stay and the owner was very helpful and courteous. The patio in particular was a big hit with us, with plenty of seats and a good size table, great place to sit, eat and relax.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Algumas coisas já foram retificadas, nomeadamente ao nível de secador de cabelo e cafeteira, e a parte restante vai sendo melhorada. Gostamos muito de terem optado pela nossa casa e agradecemos o comentário. Leonor e Luis Alves
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Lovely cottage

  • 4 of 5

The owner very kindly met us at the airport even though it was late. The cottage was spotless and some fruit, tea and bottled water left for us to use. Loved the little garden with a gazebo, so even if it was damp we could sit outside. It is billed as rustic and this is true. The staircase is steep and the treads narrow. Cooking is two hot plates, a microwave cooker and kettle, which is adequate for a week. There is a large fridge/freezer. I do think a new mattress and pillows are needed on the bed, which we found rather uncomfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Obrigado pelo comentário. Fazemos os possíveis para agradar a todos os hospedes que passam pela casa, mas há sempre quem não fique totalmente satisfeito. Prometemos fazer com que os problemas apontados sejam brevemente eliminados. Luis Alves
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Property with a lot of character, but a little basic

  • 3 of 5

These are owners with good hospitality: we got beautiful local products as a welcome gift. Beautiful, little house, but I recommend it for people without children because of the steep stairs, as there is no toilet upstairs. Everything you need is present in the house, but one must state that the kitchen is a little basic and the bathroom a little small for more than 2 people. So if these things don't bother you, this is a very unique property with lots of character and charm.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Maison très bien entretenue et propriétaire sympathique.

  • 4 of 5

Très agréable a y vivre avec une cour extérieure très charmante. Un bémol sur la dureté des couchages. La route a proximité ne fait aucun bruit. Situation idéale pour visiter l'île.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Muito agradavel e tipico

  • 5 of 5

Gostamos imenso de estar nessa propriedade. A casa e muito acolhidora e tem um espaço exterior agradavel. O senhor Luis e uma pessoa extraordinaria que nos ceio buscar ao aeroporto apesar de termos chegado por volta das 23h e que nos acompanhou ate a casa onde ja tinha deixado a nossa atençao uns produtos locais para saborear. Os arredores da casa sao calmos e tem alguns caminhos de passeio para descubrir. A ilha e mesmo lindissima. Aconselho a familias com criancas de prever roupa suficiente, o clima sendo um pouco humido torna a secagem um pouco longa.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Casa acolhedora

  • 5 of 5

Gostámos imenso da casa, num lugar sossegado , perto da praia, a 3 km de Vila Franca de campo. A casa estava bastante limpa com todas as coisas necessarias. Fomos bem recebidos com bolos tradicionais, chás regionais e frutas. Aconselhamos a todos!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
23 Kilometres
João Paulo II - Ponta Delgada
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Bar da Praia de Água d'Alto
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Bar Praia de Água d'Alto;
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Praia de Água de Alto
Car: recommended

Shopping center with restaurants to 3 km;

Restaurant of Vila Franca do Campo Fire Department;

Caloura (Fishing Port and Restaurant).


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Vila Franca Do Campo, Azores

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Época Baixa
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Época Alta
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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