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Exclusive and private Villa Estate 4 -8 people, Vila Grota Funda, RRAL#133

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

nestled in a tranquil setting only ten minutes to the city of Hota Faial Island

Your own Luxury private vacation home estate is set on a quiet low-traffic road a few walking steps form the Oceans Coast. At the end of a rural road you approach this exclusive estate with manicured grounds together with breathtaking views of Pico Mountain. This estate is comprised of the sprawling main house of three bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, for a total occupancy for a group of 8 persons.

Make yourself at Home!

You can choose to either have that peaceful morning coffee on the front veranda while gazing out at Pico Mountain; Open the French doors and set your rustic table for a nice dining experience. Or create that great BBQ by gathering the group around the gazebo, utilizing the wood fire, and the candles that we provide. Set your perfect alfresco setting any which way you like!

The Beach: Only a minutes walk to a quaint sandy beach, at its best during the months of June to October. You may extend your hours at the beach by utilizing our beach kit, that we provide, coolers, umbrella, beach blankets and towels. After your swim, rinse off in our useful outdoor shower.

We want you to experience a great vacation!

More Details

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

About Zelda Melo

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 Azores

You only have to look at the pictures of this fabulous vacation home to know why I chose to recommend this property to my clients who are searching for the ultimate beach house. From its privileged position near the coast with a private pathway which leads to a delightful beach, to the many outdoor dining possibilities. This property ticks all my boxes, right down to the interiors subtle nautical decor and its quality linens. It was love at first sight and I am proud to spread the word.

Guestbook comments from the manager

has been our second time to the Casa da Praia, and fingers crossed, there'll be other opportunities to go back.
The property is very clean, the view is just outstanding, directly on the volcano on the opposite island and the sea separating the two. Picture yourself with a nice glass of red wine in your hand, a fire cracking in the living room, view over the large garden (getting pounded with rain on the odd day in spring) the massive waves in the sea and clouds dancing around the volcano... there is a lot worse moments and few are those who are better!
Everything else around the house is just as it should be, nice decoration, big kitchen, well equipped - lots of "free service lemons and tangerines" in the garden, big BBQ pavilion to dine outside. 
I would not really know how to make this any better, except maybe direct flights from Paris to Faial, but then again, there would be more people to share the beaches with...
Oct 2016
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:30
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , ensuite to bedroom 1 on the second floor
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , located on the second floor adjacent to bedroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , located on the first floor adjacent to bedroom 3
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Cabin bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Ocean View ground floor with bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Ocean View 2nd floor with ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Garden view 2nd floor with ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Cabin sleeps 2 people located 100 meters away
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
Notes:
The property consists of the main residence that has 3 bedrooms followed by a small cabin 100 meters away has 1 bedroom. The property sits on a dead end road which is quiet, local traffic mostly frequented by fishermen to divers. The beach across the street can by reached by a footpath and steps that commence right at the gate to the property, leading to a small beach. This small beach is so beautiful, quiet, and peaceful. Come and see it for yourself!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Exclusive and private Villa Estate 4 -8 people, Vila Grota Funda, RRAL#133
average rating of 4.875 based on 22 reviews
Watsonville, California
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Magical!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property!! Home was beautiful and views of pico and ocean outstanding

Cannot say enough about our stay here. We absolutely loved it and the amenities were perfect

Zelda was great. Anything you needed she was always a available to answer your questions or help you!

We are looking forward to coming back

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home fantastic experience

  • 5 of 5

This house is wonderfully designed, built and maintained. Zelda was helpful throughout and we had a great stay. Would recommend to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome

  • 5 of 5

In one word: fantastic experience. The location, the design of house & gardens, the small almost private beach below. Highly recommend, and also great great value for your money.

Zelda is the perfect host, all went very smoothly also because of her professionalism and kindness.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

What can I say? It is just perfect! Stunning view to Pico, wonderful and lovely furnished house with everything you need. Zelda was always kind and helpful - actually like everyone on the island. The fruit and vegetable garden ist amazing, as are the goats, which are really friendly.

The entry to the beach ist just over a small cul-de-sac and a few stairs. Rocky beach, where the stones form little ponds. The children loved them so much! Also a nice spot for snorkeling and swimming.

After 2,5 weeks we just didn't want to leave. We also had the fortune of perfect weather conditions, saw lots of whales and dolphins (often with their tiny babys). Go with Naturalist to a whale watching trip. They're great!

We can only highly recommend a stay to explore the beauty of Faial.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fayal :Villa Grota Funda near Pedro Miguel

  • 4 of 5

Nous sommes enchantés de l'acceuil de Zelda dans cette propriété magnifique.

Tout le confort pour une grande famille dans un cadre merveilleux .

La vue sur Pico , le jardin splendide soigné avec amour par le jardinier qui a respecté les espèces endémiques!!!

La plage toute proche au bout du jardin!

Nous espérons avoir le plaisir de revenir prochainement

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci pour votre grande revue, vous étiez merveilleux hôtes, nous vous souhaitons un bon retour à la villa à tout moment. profiter du reste de votre année.
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Everything I hoped for, and more!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay from May 12, 2016-May 20, 2016. If you're looking for a clean, relaxing, comfortable get-away location on lovely Faial with a spectacular view, beautiful well-manicured grounds, a 5 minute walk to the water, and a friendly helpful property manager, look no further! The house is well-laid out, with very comfortable beds, and furniture. I really enjoyed the well-supplied kitchen, and the onsite washer and clothes line was a plus. We spent many relaxing hours on the second level deck and living room with wood-burning stove.

The property is very conveniently located - 15 minutes to the Ferry and Horta, 20 minutes to the Caldera.

The entire property is just as advertised, and has a very homey feel to it. I would absolutely stay here again and highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review, you were wonderful guests, we delightfully pleased that you found the house comfortable, cozy and warm and that you had a great rest at our retreat. You are welcome back anytime. Greetings from the staff at Grota Funda Zelda, Rachael & Eduino.
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Location

Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in the Municipality of 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
 
HIGH SEASON
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
£914
for 4 nights
From
£228
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £32 per night, per additional guest
 
MID SEASON
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£603
for 4 nights
From
£151
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest
 
LOW SEASON
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£530
for 4 nights
From
£132
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest
 
MID SEASON
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
6 night minimum stay
£1,233
for 6 nights
From
£206
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £32 per night, per additional guest
 
HIGH SEASON
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
6 night minimum stay
£1,507
for 6 nights
From
£251
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £32 per night, per additional guest
 
MID SEASON
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
6 night minimum stay
£1,233
for 6 nights
From
£206
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £32 per night, per additional guest
 
LOW SEASON
1 Oct 2018 - 30 Mar 2019
5 night minimum stay
£662
for 5 nights
From
£132
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Additional Guest Fee £22.84 per person per night
Damage Deposit £91.36

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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