we had an amazing time here, it was more than a beautiful holiday house. we got to experience non-touristic azores with awesome views, and really nice local people. the house was perfect and really made this trip special. ze maria was really easy to deal with and helped with alot of local info. thanks guys!
Saulo Araújo (Por)
Daniel Drum (Au)
From the time I booked, everything (check-in, instructions, contact info etc) was communicated with clarity. House is well-maintained and clean, also has excellent ventilation and views are stellar. For those who can appreciate this, the photos are an actual representation of what the house is truly like! Location is great - highly recommend. If you’re looking for a real treat on Pico - do yourself a favour and check this gem out! Cheers for hosting us guys!
Off the beaten path -- literally! A huge, new, well appointed, bargain of a place. It's peaceful and quiet in the country side, everything new, like an IKEA showroom, not cluttered, but very functional, everything you need, where you need it. Kitchen / living area is well laid out with a huge table by the kitchen, and a great living room space with a couch and two arm chairs around a coffee table, the clear glass top of which is clear of any clutter (so you can put your stuff there), yet the lower shelf has nice picture books about the Açores. Lots of hooks in the bedrooms for hanging your stuff. Uncluttered night tables. Nice soft fresh sheets. Lots of clean white towels. Two floors of three rooms and a bathroom! Good wifi. Tons of dishes, glasses, and silverware. Patio and outside table with chairs. A huge bargain for the price; I get the feeling we may have been beta test guests for the price, because there were a few hiccups -- the address is not (yet) known by (Hidden by Airbnb) maps or Open Street Maps, and when the host sent GPS coordinates, they weren't to the house, but to the beginning of the road it's on. And that road peters out from being paved to being unpaved, and you have to keep going up past fields and abandoned looking old houses, past where you think it could possibly be, before you get to it. We had communication problems, with it not being clear who we should be talking to, and our initial contact falling off just when we needed him most. When we finally -- trepidatiously -- found the house (it exists!), we had to rely on serendipitously asking a passing neighborhood kids if they knew the owner, and one of them coming back with the cell number of the house keeper, otherwise we don't know what we would have done! We have addressed this issue with the owners, and we would assume that future guests will benefit from our experience, and not have these kinds of problems. (But make sure to ask who will be giving you the keys and where and how you will meet them, and ask for detailed directions to the house, and/or accurate GPS coordinates.) Also, as mentioned, it is in the country side (even though incongruously the "street" has street lighting), and so there were some millipedes and lizards that got into the downstairs main area, even though we didn't leave the doors open. However, the house was not as muggy and full of flies as places we've stayed in the cities of the Islands; there are two windows on each floor by the bathrooms with screens on them, keeps things nice and fresh and cool. The house has air-conditioning, but we didn't use it, didn't feel the need.
Tiff S (Au)
Casa muito bem arranjada para receber seus hóspedes.