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Casa Do Cais, Porto Calhau

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Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Azores - Roger Vargas

Ocean front 1 bedroom apartment with view on the island of Faial.

You couldn't be closer to the water's edge in our self-catering suite at the head of a slipway and old historic port, now exclusively recreational. Whether your choice is bathing in the warm, clear, Gulf Stream waters, fishing, diving or boating, it is all available right at your door!

We are also positioned in a UNESCO protected area, right at the starting point of a popular hiking trail that meanders through a UNESCO designated, historic, rock-walled, Verdelho wine growing area.

For the more adventurous, the imposing Pico Mountain, the highest in Portugal at 2,351 meters, offers climbers the opportunity to climb a classic volcanic 'cone' and from the summit have the unsurpassed view of the entire central group of islands.

The unit, although most comfortable for just a couple, is equipped with a double bed and a single bed in a large bedroom with a double sleeper-couch in the living room, in the event of more sleeping space being needed. This open-plan living room includes a kitchen equipped with gas stove, microwave, fridge, kettle, toaster, pots and pans, crockery and cutlery and a dining area with inter-leading shower and toilet facilities.

The main town of Madalena is just 7 kilometers away where 2 supermarkets, museums, restaurants, bars and local shops can be found.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Property Manager/Owner
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
31 August, 2016

About Property Manager/Owner

I was born on Faial Island in 1977, where I grew up with a deep passion for the ocean. I started fishing at a young age, gaining experience in many traditional fishing activities, from small wooden boats to the bigger tuna fishing vessels. Also freediving and sustainable spearfishing became popular activities.

Six years ago I moved to Pico Island where, for two consecutive seasons, I worked as a skipper for a local whale watching and dolphin swimming organisation and diving school. Here I had the opportunity to participate in the training of “shark diving guide” with Dr. Eric Ritter and a Wild Whale and Dolphin workshop with Dr. Ingrid Visser. At the same time I worked a part-time contract with the fisheries program at the University of the Azores as a sampler at the fish auction, gaining knowledge of all fishing activities conducted around the islands.

Recently I completed the course “Maritime Tour Operator” at the University of the Azores, where I obtained Portugal’s highest qualification of “Patrão de Alto Mar” (freely translated as Ocean Skipper) and "Dive Master", which includes subjects as meteorology, oceanography, legislation, safety, basic life support and others.

My experiences and passion for the ocean led me to buy my own fishing boat to earn my living. And I decided to initiate a project allowing visitors to the Azores to join in a traditional fishing activity, to have a unique experience learning about the ocean and Azorean traditions. I now also have the opportunity to receive visitors at my “Casa do Cais”, my ocean house, where people have a wonderful base for a fantastic holiday right on the ocean front. Be welcome please and make yourself at home!


1 holidaymaker review

Casa Do Cais, Porto Calhau
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Adorámos a localização, bem perto do mar, a casa é espaçosa e limpa e a decoração, simples mas com muito bom gosto. Corresponde exatamente ao que é publicitado.

O proprietário foi extremamente simpático e ajudou-nos na visita à ilha.

A ilha do Pico é maravilhosa, gostaríamos de voltar, ficam as fotos, a saudade e a memória dos dias aí passados.

Obrigada pela hospitalidade Roger.

Família Travanca

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Azores, Azores

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low season
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £4
Pet Fee £4

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Azores in Europe

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 78 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Shower and toilet are separate.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Living room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming

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