OCEAN FRONT BEACH HOUSE, 3 MINUTE WALK TO THE BEACH OF FAJÃ

Zelda Melo

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Zelda Melo

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OCEAN FRONT BEACH HOUSE, 3 MINUTE WALK TO THE BEACH OF FAJÃ

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

Overview

Faial Island House Rental Photos and Description

private vacation house the ultimate ocean-side setting!

Os Salgueiros is a cozy 2 bedroom private vacation home located in a haven of tranquility and peace set within lush forests, wandering vegetation and dramatic cliffs which tower over its well-known beach, Praia da Fajã. This region is poised to become the next it spot for fun and sun for travelers who come to the village of Praia Norte. Yet Fajã is still untouched by mass tourism. The combination of pristine coastline and breathtaking views makes our vacation home, Os Salgueiros the perfect place for your special family vacation; or your unforgettable romantic getaway. Come and discover why Os Salgueiros is the best kept secret on the magical island of Faial.

Ideal for romantic getaways: Our vacation home is superb for couple seeking privacy in an isolated location with its tall walls surrounding the property and the closest neighbor is hundreds of meters away.

Your best choice for your family vacation: Our gated level entry grounds are practical for ease of access and secure for young children.

The greatest setting for your eco-tourism holiday: Our location is is on route of the Rocha da Fajã Trail; a 2 hour hike through forests and coastline.

During the months of November to April you will be awarded with the cascading waterfalls; be captivated by the thrilling storms and be mystified by the mesmerizing ocean waves.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Zelda Melo (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2011
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About Zelda Melo

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

Why Zelda Melo chose Faial Island

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.

What makes this house unique

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!

Guestbook comments from the manager

The Ocean Cottage stands on a black beach, the sounds of waves roiling up against a sturdy coast all night. corey shearwaters caw late night, and you wish you were one of them, riding the wind. It's so wild. All of it, seen, from the rooftop terrace, below a cozy room, wifi, the best bacon you've ever tasted bought from the quickstop atop the ridge. And the smell of the Atlantic, wafting in, on smooth tropic breezes. I don't know if life can get any better. I still dream of the place. And I want to go back again. Again and again."
Jun 2012
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Ocean front beach house, 3 minute walk to the beach of Fajã
average rating of 4.8 based on 19 reviews
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5

Heaven on earth!

  • 5 of 5
We knew that our vacation was going to be special long before we arrived on the island. Zelda, the owner of the house, e-mailed me all necessary information, recommendations, things she enjoys most on the island so we were well prepared in advance. She even sent us a list of different types of fish that is common on the islands so we can choose the best for eating in restaurants, cooking or grilling.
When we arrived we were greeted by Lawrence, who showed us around the house and took as much time as we needed even though we were late.
The house is perfectly equipped for a few days or a month long vacation. You will find there everything you need. Very clean and well maintained.
We enjoyed our stay in the cottage very much. It almost felt like we were in paradise. The house is close to the village yet far enough so you can have a total privacy. It's located at the end of the road, right by the water. You can walk to the beach for a swim, you can see the water from the terrace, you can hear the ocean waves all the time.
We were busy all week as there is so much to do on the island. We loved our trips to Horta as it is so colorful. Our favorite place to eat was Restaurante A Salgueirinha. We ate there twice - you have to try their shrimp and ribs.
Lawrence recommended Louis, who took two of us fishing. Louis has a new boat and very good fishing equipment. I would highly recommend him if you're interested in catching some barracuda or other fish.
Thank you Zelda and Lawrence for making our vacation so enjoyable! It's hard to forget your hospitality.
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your warm response on your visit to our beautiful island, it was our pleasure to have you stay at our cottage and we are glad you enjoyed all the wonders of the island. We thank you for the tip on the fennel and dill that you shared while we visited the Jardin Botanic of Faial that day. Thank you to our Special Canadian Guests! we look forward to your return one day. Lawrence & Zelda
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Taunton, Massachusetts
5

The BEST SECLUDED COTTAGE in Paradise

  • 5 of 5
Picure it: The sapphire blue ocean at your doorstep. a private hideaway Holiday home awaits. Situated at the bottom of steep, green craggy cliffs is a small piece of Paradise called "Os Salgueiros." A perfect setting for a romantic getaway with that special someone or a home base for a family/friends to explore all that Ilha Azul (Faial) has to offer. I have had the pleasure of staying at this pristine local twice & CAN NOT wait til my third time when I celebrate my 40th Birthday! each time I have visited, I am impressed with all the info the owners, Zelda & Lawrence have available at your fingertips. EVERYTHING has been thought of - from where to dine, where to visit, maps, even adapters for both US & UK to European wattage. They are very gracious & personable hosts. I can call them friends & look forward to my next visit to Paradise to be in the company of friends. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this cottage to anyone - in fact, I did! Family from Alberta, CA & they loved it just as much I did! If you're looking for privacy in Paradise - you have just found it!!!
  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your warm response to your visit to our cottage Os' Salgueiros,on Faial Azores. Zelda and I were so pleased that you came to our beautiful island a second time and enjoyed all of the pleasures Faial has to offer, the quite beaches and all the natural land scrapes and coast lines. We wish you well for the rest of the season and we look forward to be able to have a little cheer with you on your 40th birthday. All our warmest wishes, and if there is anything we can do for you on your next visit please let us know.
Lawrence and Zelda!!
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Calgary
5

Little corner of paradise

  • 5 of 5
Os Salguieros was the perfect place for our family holiday, in the middle of beautiful nature with all the modern conveniences! We loved listening to the ocean and birds, the close walk to the ocean, the clean ocean air. The cottage was clean, stocked with everything we needed, with wifi, comfortable beds; we lacked nothing! We enjoyed the snack bar a short walk up the hill- incredible pizza! Coffee on the roof patio every morning overlooking the ocean was amazing! Our teenage kids loved it as well.
Lawrence and Zelda were gracious hosts, available and helpful, it was nice to visit with them, we now consider them friends and look forward to coming back again.
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely response to our cottage, we are so glad you and family had a great stay. It makes us happy to have you come and visit our beautiful island Faial. We hoped you enjoyed all the things there are to offer guests when they visit such as the beaches and the warm ocean water, the great hiking tails and all the cultural places to see. We look foreword to your next visit. Have a safe and wonderful summer.



Lawrence and Zelda.

Os' Salgueiros.
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Faial Island Azores
Moscow
5

Very good option for family stay!

  • 5 of 5
Our family stayed in this house for 3 days in May 2014. The description was absolutely correct and we enjoyed the house very much. It was clean, comfort and ready-for-use by the arrival. I used car navigation to reach it and the coordinates are ok. The owners are nice people and provide an overview tour for us explaining everything we need. It is really close to the beach and our daughter liked it. As for restaurants we would recommend to try shrimps at Bela Vista, just on the way to Horta.
Hope to return on Faial again!
Andrey, Natalia and Katya
Russia, Moscow
  • Submitted: May 16, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words and reply to your stay we are glad you and your family had the chance to stay at our cottage and enjoy the many fine features of our island Faial. I hope you will stay longer on your next visit to see the things you didn't have a chance to see on your first visit, such as the many hiking trails along the coast and inland, whale watching and enjoy the many festivals throughout the year that happen in all our villages on Faial. It was great you got a chance to visit Pico witch is just a short ferry ride from Faial and being able to take your own car gives you a chance to see the many other sites in the Azores. Hope to see you again on your next visit to Faial.
Yours truly
Lawrence and Zelda, Owners Os Salgueiros
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Little heaven

  • 5 of 5
Now as we came back to our noisy Moscow, it has been great to enjoy ocean, sounds of seaguls and salty taste of the air.

The place is a pure heaven. The house it very cozy, clean. It has everything for being comfortable. Kitchen is equiped with everything you need for cooking. BBQ on the terrace was great!

It takes just one step to reach the ocean. Five minutes and you are on the beach! We enjoyed fishing as well!

Thanks to our hosts for a plate of strawberries and taking care of us during our stay. We would definitely recommend this house to our close friends!

Kind regards to Zelda & Lawrence from Fikrat & Alexandra from Moscow.
  • Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Owner's Response: Hello Fikrat & Alexanbdra from Moscow
This April when you were here was a beautiful time of year in Fajá, when the Cory Shearwater birds arrive to announce Spring is Here!
We also enjoyed meeting you both. We love receiving guests just like you who appreciate the nature, true beauty, quietness and certainly the enriching salty air of our special area of fajá.
We saw it in your eyes when you arrived that you needed to be here! And on your departure day, with your gratitude and appreciation you shared with us, reminded us of the reasons why we wanted share Os Salgueiros Cottage with other travelers since 2007.
This is a priceless feeling for us.
We open up our house and our hospitality for your return and also to all of your friends in Moscow to come and experience our Little Heaven any time of Year!
A big Thank you, From Lawrence & Zelda, the owners of Os Salgueiros, Faial, Azores.
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It is a very very nice and incredible place

  • 5 of 5
It was a fantastic place near the sea and the beach.It was romantic and absolutly quiet.

1. Das Beste an Faja ist die direkte Lage am Wasser mit Strand.

2. Fisch und Wein sind sehr gut

3. Ich kann den weg um den Vulkan und die Caldeirs empfehlen

4. Es ist alles sehr schön
  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Owner's Response: Hello, thank you!
We are so content that you appreciated our location and the serviced we provided.
Pleased that you valued the good quality fish & wine of the Azores.
We are honored that you chose us for your second visit to Faial!
and we look forward to seeing you again on your 3rd visit in February 2014!
Zelda & Lawrence
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Map

Map

Car: necessary

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.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From €70 Per night

Faial Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
5 night minimum stay
€85
€560
 
 
Green Season
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
€70
€400
 
 
Spring
May 1 2015 - May 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
€85
€575
 
 
Early Summer
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
€95
€640
 
 
Summer
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
€107
€725
 
 
Late Summer
Sep 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
€95
€650
 
 
Fall
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
€85
€575
 
 
Green Season
Nov 1 2015 - Apr 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
€70
€400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €75
final cleaning fee €35
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Amenities

Amenities

Faial Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , fully tiled with a sink vanity
  • The bathroom is spacious with an enclosed shower along with a washing machine clothes drying machine for your efficient self-catering holiday! We supply our guests with towels, linens, soaps, detergents for your complete holiday. For after a swim in the Ocean there is also an outdoor hot shower. During the summer, you can extend your hours at the beach with our complimentary beach kit that contains your own beach towels, beach blankets, coolers and sunshades. Picture yourself walking back to Os Salgueiros and having a warm shower in our superb outdoor shower. Brilliant after a revitalizing swim in the Atlantic!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Both of our bedrooms have an inviting feel where you may relax completely and in harmony. Let the melody of the ocean put you to sleep and Imagine waking up to ocean views! a comfortable extra cot may be set up at night for an extra person.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Decorated in an ocean-style décor using natural materials and our crisp white walls are set against our cool tiled floors. You will appreciate our low-allergy and smoke-free environment along with the air-conditioning for those hot summer days and a heater for those chilly winter evenings. Every room in our delightful home has windows-open them & allow the breeze in! Our galley kitchen has all the amenities and equipment for the home chef along with generous views of the ocean. Os Salgueiros is named after the salt cedars which line our courtyard and this special space draws our guests to entertain outdoors. You will enjoy cooking in our outdoor kitchen and having delicious meals in our secluded courtyard. In the evenings our exterior lighting along with the moon and the stars creates an atmosphere that is dramatic, unexpected and very romantic! From our roof-top terrace, you will marvel at our majestic vistas of the cliffs, hillside and ocean
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