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.
- Events Allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Low Allergen Environment
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
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."