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

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Minimum Stay
4 nights

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, plus a a cozy beach cabin one bedroom 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 February, 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 Portugal

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Azores in Europe

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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
  • 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
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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!

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:


4.7/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

Exclusive and private Villa Estate 4 -8 people, Vila Grota Funda, RRAL#133
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 17 reviews

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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Amazing experience. Great view. Authentic place.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the cabin for 2 months in the fall of 2015. The place is great. we are a small family with a 1 year old toddler and it was just perfect spot. Very well kept garden. Lots of grass. The beach only 100 meters away. The spearfishing was good. The cabin is small and basic, but fully functional. The surroundings spectacular! The view, the birds, the domestic animals and even thou we had some wet days (oct-nov) we dried up fast and the morning coffe outside is really something I miss. I recommend the place for families, spearfishers, snorklers, nature lovers or all other who wants a small paradise for themselves.

We were treated very well. The gardener brought us local vegetables (we gave him fish). The property was clean and tidy. Communication was good as well.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Azores, Azores

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £85

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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