|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Our vacation house is located in a haven of tranquility and peace set within lush forests, wandering vegetation and dramatic cliffs which tower over its well-known beach, still untouched by mass tourism. This combination of pristine coastline and breathtaking views makes our vacation home, the perfect place for your special family vacation; or romantic retreat. Our house is only 50 meters from the Atlantic Ocean on a non-through road, with minimal traffic, Not only a picture-perfect setting but a comfortable and efficient self-catering accommodation.
Our house features heating during winter, air cooling during summer, clothes washing and drying machines. And for those extra conveniences, bathrobes, a full beach kit that allows you to extend your hours at the beach, afterwards, imagine yourself rinsing off in our useful outdoor shower.
The chef in the family can create delicious dishes in our fully equipped kitchen or by using the outdoor grill. Outdoor entertaining is easy in our fully gated, illuminated courtyard, with no stairs, a secure setting for young children.
Stay connected with your outside World utilizing both our internet, and International Television channels, or you may simply choose to escape and swing from our hammocks while gazing out at the mesmerizing Ocean waves.
Your refuge in comfort, come and experience this for yourself!
Ideal eco-tourism holiday: Our location is on route of the Rocha da Fajã Trail; a 2 hour hike through forests and coastline.
Visit during the months of November to April and you will be awarded with the cascading waterfalls; be captivated by the thrilling storms and be mystified by the mesmerizing ocean waves.
Os Salgueiros was awarded the prize "Green Key 2016” quality Award MIOSOTIS AZORES - Holiday Green - Green Lodgings.
With several years’ experience as owners of a successful vacation home this knowledge has made us aware of our guest’s needs and expectations.
Together our aim is to provide a quality vacation accommodation, personal, friendly service and useful informative options for all of our guests.We believe that staying at our 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.
Zelda Melo purchased this house in 2007
It all happened in 2006 when we began to search for a quiet place, somewhere that was private yet had many interesting things to do and see for a month or more during the winter. We looked at other properties but we kept being drawn back to Os' Salgueiros because of the way it held our interest. Its privacy, proximity to the Ocean, combined with the beauty of the landscape and the warm friendly people, in a short time of a few days our feelings seamed all- so -natural that we knew this was a place that held our hearts. Ever since then, Os Salgueiros and the island of Faial has turned into a place that we have always dreamed about and continues to bring us more joy. Every day becomes a new day and with that brings new adventures to our lives, And we wish to share this experience with our guests who are looking for the same adventure with a happy ending.
Our cottage, Os Salgueiros is nestled in a privileged natural setting on a quiet non- through road and with no close neighbors. Our advantaged position is just 50 meters from the coastline and our guests can literally walk out of their front gates and go fishing hiking swimming or just watch the mesmerizing waves.
Our cottage has welcomed many guests, families, romantic retreats, or hikers who want to enjoy their privacy in an Isolated surrounding yet be less than a 5 minutes’ drive to restaurants and grocery stores.
Inside our 2 bedroom cottage we provide air condition, heat washing and drying machines, for our guests to have their ideal self-catering vacation.
From the roof top terrace our guests may enjoy 360 degree views of the protected landscape or for gazing at the stars.
In our fully enclosed courtyard is the perfect stage for outdoor entertaining with the grill, furniture, lighting and an outdoor hot shower to utilize after a swim or to cool off with.
One of the most popular spots of our guests is to relax in the hammocks that are set under the Willows (Salgueiros) while listening to the birds.
From this special environment the sunsets are truly beautiful and when there is the reflection of the full moon the ocean shimmers on the waves. We are fortunate to have found this special place and we invite you to come experience Os Salgueiros for yourself!
Wenn jemand direkt am Ozean sein möchte und die Wellen beim Einschlafen hören möchte, ist dies das perfekte Strandhäuschen. Die Ausstattung ist absolut top! Das Internet erlaubt auch ein Remote-Arbeiten und paralles Videostreaming. Alles ist sehr sauber und mit viel Geschmack und Liebe ausgestattet. Die Küche ist neu und lässt keine Wünsche offen. Zelda und Lawrence sind die perfekten Gastgeber und haben uns mit allen vorhandenen Möglichkeiten an Insel-Aktivitäten versorgt. Der Strand ist 2-3 Minuten entfernt und einer der schönsten und spektakulärsten der gesamten Insel. Da wir im Februar hier waren, waren wir an einigen Tagen sehr froh, dass die Klimaanlage auch eine Heizfunktion beinhaltete.
Wie werden mit Sicherheit zurück kommen!
Once again we found "our home in Faja" to be a wonderful retreat! The renovations have made it even more inviting; we enjoyed the increased space in the kitchen, the new appliances and beautiful cabinets, as well as the French doors opening to the covered patio. This awning made it possible to even enjoy the rain outside! We love the hammocks, the closeness to the ocean and the beach, the clear night skies, the incredible sounds of nature at night. There is truly no place on earth like it!
Regarding the area, the cottage is a five minute walk to "the best pizza in Portugal" at Snack Bar Faja, and a five minute drive to our favorite restaurant (and store), Rumar. I highly recommend this place to anyone!
We had a great time in Zelda's house, which is equipped with every luxury you can imagine and situated at the most beautiful corner of Faial island. Our 2 year old son made friends with the neighbour who offered him fresh milk directly from his cow every morning and we had nice chats with the friendly and welcoming people in Faja.
Excelent house layout, beach in walking distance (one of very few good beaches at Faial)... All you need for one week break.
Das Domizil ist traumhaft, so wie die Landschaft der gesamten Insel. Es hat uns sehr gut gefallen. Ein Manko: die für uns etwas ungewohnten schwarzen Strände, häufig mit vielen Steinen.
This fabulous little beach cottage is the perfect place for an out of the way respite. The owners have thought of everything, beside the fact they are friendly and attentive to any needs one might have. The kitchen is modern and convenient and stocked with the basics. The bed is comfortable and a washer/dryer make for handy use for extended travel. The interior is charming, good tv reception, wifi, and music. If you have never experienced the nighttime sounds of the Cory Shearwater, be ready for their baffling call. We would love to return to this snug little place with its walled courtyard and stunning views. Thank you, Zelda and Lawrence, for your welcome hospitality and friendliness. We appreciated so much the extra effort our last day, finding you at the airport with our forgotten camera bag. It was a pleasure to get to know a bit about you.
"The tamarisk - house" is located at the end of the road, close to the ocean. Pure tranquility. Within the patio you'll find an open fire BBQ place, outsideshower with cold AND warm water, two hammocks and enough space to park your car.
Inside the house you willl find a brand new kitchen (fully equiped), and anything else to feel very comfortable, plus an AC including heat! The view from the roof terrace is unique. Timeless we watched the waves. This spot definately is one out of ten in the entire world! Zelda and Lauwrence are perfect hosts, helping out with any of your enquiry. Out of our own experiences we recommend a boattrip with Luis and a foot massage made by Tanya.
We wish we'd still be there...
Full of hearts
Elke and Ralph
Located in an isolated environment yet you are walking distance to a restaurant. Café Fajã. For a fabulous traditional meal it’s only a 3KM distance away in Praia do Norte. Dine at Rumar restaurant with views of Fajã. For groceries, fin do mundo store is 3KM away where you may purchase all of your groceries and supplies for your entire self-catering stay.
Nearby Capelo is only a five minute drive where you can visit its volcano and interpretation centre. A further 25 minute scenic drive through interesting towns and quaint villages you reach the cosmopolitan city of Horta; brimming with shops, restaurants, cafes, and one of the most beautiful bay's in the World!
Whether you choose to use Os Salgueiros as a base for exploring the rest of the Island of Faial, or just for lounging in our hammocks; our vacation home is the perfect starting point for creating those extraordinary memories with your loved ones!
Once you see the beauty and hear the silence of this natural environment, you will understand why our guests say that their vacation in the Azores was the best holiday they have ever had!
Stay at Os Salgueiros and take in the aromatic scents of the forests and feel your stress disappear into the therapeutic ocean air. Start your day with immersing yourself in the fresh Azorean environment while taking in the activities of the traditional past such as fishermen fishing off the coastline, farmers tending to their livestock or crops. Then spend your afternoon either admiring the views from the nearby look-out-point or enjoying the astonishing vistas during a hike through the forests. End your day with a glass of wine while watching the magnificent sunsets from our roof-top terrace. lie in the hammocks that sway from the trees while listening to the calls from the Cory’s shearwater seabirds. Evenings at Os Salgueiros always ends with the rhythmic song of the ocean waves in the distance.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£86|