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Delightful 2 bedroom house steps to a golden sandy beach, Bay House RR AL#111

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights

About the property

Charming House near the beach, marina, restaurants and the marina of Horta

Delightful home located near the calm sandy beaches of Porto Pim Bay.

An area full of many family-fun activities just down the street from this adorable house. Not only an ideal location but travellers with young children will appreciate the many comforts of home; that were carefully chosen with young children safety and comfort in mind. At the Bay House, we are prepared for our guest’s all-year-round with our climate controlled accommodation. In the winter with 3 separately controlled heating units that would, take-the-chill-off you in our temperate climate. And in the heat of summer, be assured knowing that when you return to your accommodation from the beach you will be able to relax in cool comfort if you choose to. We want you to be connected with your World with wireless connections on all 3 levels of the house. Ideal when the entire family is on-line at the same time.

The neighbourhood has a great selection of restaurants pubs and bars to choose from but if you wish to prepare your own meals, our kitchen is fully equipped with every possible gadget. electric stove, oven, microwave, toaster, kettle, blender and coffee machine. And certainly not to forget the indispensable dishwasher. The second level has a bedroom with 2 single beds and on the tower top floor has the second bedroom with a large king size bed convertible to 2 single beds.

From the tower, here you have access to a wonderful veranda overlooking the Marina, Bay and the lively Centre of Horta. Enjoy the sunsets from this spot! Ideal Child-Friendly vacation home has all the comforts of children in mind. We provide a baby crib a baby feeding table at the dining room.

We look forward to your visit!

More Details

Property Manager
Zelda Melo
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2017

Why Zelda Melo chose Azores

I chose to represent The Bay House not only because it is a great vacation house but also because the owner’s places a high emphasis on guests comfort. From

What makes this house unique

The Bay House is a new building that was rebuilt to replicate the unique architecture of the typical accommodations that existed in its present location during the whaling industry. This area is of rich historical interest which contributes to guests overall cultural experience when staying in the area.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We stayed a week in November 2014 and it was just the best place to be we could imagine. Located in between harbour/marina and sandy beach of Porto Pim, this is top location. Besides that, everything in the house was perfect, we did not miss anything. Lots of restaurants closeby, car or scooter rental to explore the island and the ferry that takes one for a daytrip to Pico Island. On top of that, a wonderful host took perfect care of us and gave us lots of information ahead of the trip, as well as recommendations and tips during out stay. Thanks a lot.
Nov 2014
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Horta House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Gate
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • ceramic fan heater termo ventilador cerâmico o wc baby toilet seat
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , mattresses measures 90cm x 2.05m
    Attic/ Tower Bedroom (2 beds) - 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , mattress measures 168cm x 2.00m and cot 80cm x 2.05m
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
The Bay House is located near the beach so we provide a beach kit that consists of thermo cooler, beach towels, blankets, cooler, toys for the sand.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Delightful 2 bedroom house steps to a golden sandy beach, Bay House RR AL#111
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

Faial Bay House

  • 5 of 5

Wonderfull place, cosy and warm i should say.

With all the facilities needed to be with the family.

My favourite in Faial

Thanks for everything Sonia and of course Zelda

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you to a delightful family who visited us in June 2016. We are glad that you found all of our family friendly amenities most useful to your family. We have recently added baby crib, high chair,and security gates because we believe that comfortable children makes happy parents. Thank you for your great review you are welcome back anytime. Sonia & Zelda
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Ideally located house in Horta city

  • 5 of 5

The Bay House is ideally located in the city of Horta: 100 meters from the marina (with a splendid view on the marina from the top floor) and 100 meters from the Porto Pim beach (which is ideal for young children).

There are a lot of nice restaurants and cafés near the house.

The house itself is very well equipped (modern equipment), very well decorated and clean.

It was the third time we came to the island of Faial (and the first time with our 2-years old daughter): this place is always so beautiful and welcoming! And the center of the city of Horta (the marina and the Porto Pim beach) is charming.

Zelda, the host of Bay House, is always available and willing to provide help and advice.

We definitely recommend Bay House!

Top must-see places in Faial:

Marina and Porto Pim beach of Horta

Caldeira (splendid view to Horta + Pico Island)

Capelinhos ("out-of-time" place)

Car trip all around the Island (2 to 3 hours)

Restaurants :

We did not try so much restaurants in the Island but we can recommend the followings:

- Taberna do Pim, at Porto Pim beach: very nice terrace to have a drink or to eat (good food)

- O Cagarro (in Praia do Almoxarife): good fish restaurant


- Café Porto Pim (do not remember its name) - nice terrace at sunset

- Peter sport in the evening

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bay beach cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very comfortable and exceptionally clean. It was furnished with more than enough clean linens, soaps and paper products.

The island is clean and just plain beautiful and very convenient for travel to both Pico and St Jorge. I would highly recommended both the Island and the cottage to friends. Both owners and manager of the property we're professional and courteous.

All in all it was a wonderful experience and delightful stay.

The restaurant we would highly recommend is O Caggarro in Almoxarife. The food and portions were the best on the Island with service which was great. We were also very impressed with the friendliness and helpful attitude of the owner.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you had a wonderful experience in Horta! and that you were well received. We always aim for perfection in our cleanliness, supplies and service. We welcome you back such great guests. pass the word along!
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Een aanrader

  • 5 of 5

Zeer gezellig huis, kraak net en ruim uitgerust, zowel qua meubilair als qua linnen, keukengerief, enz.

Mooie zicht vanop het terras en restaurants in de directe nabijheid.

Zeer vriendelijke en gedienstige eigenaar.

Een aanrader.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Bay House - a home

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for everything we loved the house and really felt at

home. Everything you need was provided for, we didn't miss a thing. Just the extra bed could be more comfy...

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Guests reviews are very important to us, this is how we improve our accommodation.   Even though we have never had a complaint about our extra beds, your suggestion has motivated us to upgrade our sleeping conditions to a more quality sleeping solution.   We have just purchased new quality sofa beds with foam mattress measuring  a generous 200m x .80m with solid durable frames thus ensuring our future guests comfort.    Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention and we are pleased at The Bay House,  you felt at home and we appreciate your 5-star rating!  Kindest Regards from the owner and manager.   
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Sehr schönes Haus perfekt gelegen

  • 5 of 5

Super Haus und ganz toll gelegen.

Gerne wieder!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Peters Cafe Sport Horta
Nearest Ferry
700 Metres
Port of Horta
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Canto da Doca Seafood Restaurant
Nearest Beach
250 Metres
Porto Pim Bay
Car: not necessary

The Bay Beach Cottage s located in the centre of the city of Horta in the culture-rich heritage district called Angustias

The cottage e is situated between the Marina of Horta and the most popular beach on Faial, Porto Pim Beach.

There are numerous attractions just within minutes’ walk from The Bay House that would keep a family busy for the entire week or more.

At the Marina of Horta, a traveller can book his own whale watching tour, swim with the dolphins tour, diving excursion, sailing or fishing excursion from several kiosk at the Marina.

A minute walk and the family can be safely at a nice wide sandy beach. This beach has a Blue-Flag designation that is safe to swim in. And its 16th Century Fort located at the end of the beach creates a dramatic background scene.

The Angustias neighbourhood is always active all- year -round with a wide selection of good restaurant, bars, pubs and shopping all just steps from its doorstep!

Keep the family entertained with stops to the whale Museum, the Aquarium, the Library and the theatre with its variety of programs throughout the year.

For the hikers and walkers this area is a nature-lovers paradise, behind the Bay house is the start of the Natural Park of Faial routes, climb Mt. Guia only to be rewarded when you reach the top with amazing views of the Bay, its beach, and a sea sanctuary.

Venture outside of Horta using a Car-Hire or Taxi service and visit the Capelhnios Volcano and its educational Volcanology Interpretation Centre. And you cannot ignore the Caldiera crater a must-see when visiting Faial.

For the Botanist in the family, a visit to the Faial Jardin Botanico (Botanical Gardens) open all-year-round, has an impressive collection of all the native and endemic plants of the Azores. Visit the impressive Orchid House in full bloom in the months of January to March.

When you have exhausted all the above, try a day trip to another island! Embark from Hortas Ferry Terminal to the island of Pico or S.Jorge and return the same day.

Or you just might want to stay your entire time just meandering around the Angustias neighbourhood and taking in the culture and heritage. There is always something interesting to see around the corner. There is no other place like it.

Come and discover it for yourself!


Rates & Availability

Horta House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $106

contract available prior to booking

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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