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House by the sea with terrace and stunning views.

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House by the sea w / 2 bedrooms, sleeps 5.

On the north coast of São Miguel Island in the municipality of Ribeira Grande, this house is 50 meters from the sea with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. It features a terrace with porch and accommodation overlooking the sea.

The Sea House has room for 5 people featuring two bedrooms, one with double bed and one with double bed + 1 single bed, fully equipped bathroom.

The living room features a sofa bed, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, DVD and table games.

The kitchen is equipped with fridge / freezer, stove, dish. coffee and microwave. There is also a traditional wood oven.

Meals can be enjoyed indoors or outdoors on the terrace enjoying a magnificent view of the sea and the mountains.

More Details

Nuno Pinheiro
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2017


Porto Formoso House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Farm Holidays
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Optional: Cradle
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

House by the sea with terrace and stunning views.
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 18 reviews
Boston, MA

Convenient and comfy

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four stayed here off season for the US Thanksgiving holiday week in Nov. The location is beautiful- tucked in right on the water with cRashing waves beliw to lull us to sleep at night. The beds were comfortable, kitchen well supplied and Nuno was very helpful and accommodating, meeting is a bit early to let us take a jet lagged snooze.

the location was tucked into a quiet village, a short walk to the beach, which served as a nice central launch position for jaunts anywhere around the island. Only 10 minutes from the 2nd largest city Ribeira Grande, which offered wonderful dining and shopping, not to mention So many miradoura (golden views). We appreciated being able to truly experience the island, where cows outnumber people 3:1 and the pace of life is designed to relax and enjoy. I think Furnas was our favorite town to visit.

We look forward to returning to see the beautiful island during its peak blooming season, but really enjoyed the lack of crowds during our stay here.

Obrigada, Nuno!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is a pleasure to know that you guys enjoy your stay in "Casa do Mar" and took good memories of this island. We would like to be able to welcome you again in the future. All the Best!
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Sweet spot to wake up to the sound of the waves beautiful coast town beach close by centrally locate

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay

Sleeping to the sound of the ocean and quick walk to the beach. This central location make the whole Island accessible. Nice hiking trails and seaside village are a short distance away. The owner were wonderful responding quickly to a questions. I would recommend this property

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is a pleasure to know that you guys enjoy your stay in "Casa do Mar" and took good memories of this island. We would like to be able to welcome you again in the future. Thanks.
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Guelph, Ontario


  • 5 of 5

We were extremely happy with our accommodations at House by the Sea. The house was perfectly spotless and clean. We were given a lovely welcoming basket of local foods to start us off on our stay. Nuno provided us with tourist information which was very helpful. The large bed was extremely comfortable and the abundant supply of blankets and pillows were appreciated. We enjoyed using the large deck overlooking the sea to read and relax. There is a fantastic grocery store in Riberia Grande which is about 15 minutes away but worth the drive if you enjoy higher end foodstuffs. The closest restaurant which was down by the beach was good and the service very friendly.

If you are looking for quiet, low-key, clean, comfortable, and safe/secure accommodation with a stunning view of the ocean then this is your place. House by the Sea is a short 20 minute drive to the airport and central to most sites.

Our only regret with House by the Sea was having to leave. We would not hesitate to return.


p.s. Nuno - don't change a thing. Your house couldn't be nicer!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Traumblick von der Terasse aufs Meer

  • 5 of 5

Angenehmes Haus, gut ausgestattet, direkt am Meer mit einem tollen Blick von der großen Terasse aus aufs Meer und auf den kleinen Strand, den man fast immer für sich alleine hat und zu dem eine Treppe direkt am Haus führt. 10 min. zu Fuß zu dem kleinen Nachbarort mit einem weiteren Strand und Strandbistro. Das Haus ist absolut zum Wohlfühlen!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Beautiful and friendly family, thank's for your nice words about your stay in "Casa do Mar". We will always be open so that one day you can come back again. Good health and many trips to all of you. Best Regards
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Honeymoon on the azores

  • 5 of 5

It was a very pleasant residence. The view and the sound invite to enjoy the life in the azorean way.

For honeymoon, there is no more better place on earth. Surrounded by the nature and wrapped in

the original silence is this house located in a good basic position for all places to go on the island.

I recommended this beautiful place for all that fell in love and friends of nature or people they will

explore the azorean. Hey people, let's have a shot. Best Regards Martin & Claudia

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Martin & Claudia, I wish you a great life together with many travel. Thank you for your warm comment. Nuno Pinheiro Casa do Mar
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Lovely House

  • 4 of 5

Very nice house with good atmosphere in great location. We loved it straight away. The few little niggles we had were far outweighed by the positives. The niggles were - no heating downstairs which was fairly cool at night in late October but we just wore an extra jumper for the one colder night. Was warm enough the rest of the time. Settee and armchair a little low and soft for me (6' +) with slightly bad back - a firmer settee would have been fantasic. And the hot water seemed slightly unpredictable - running cold a bit quick sometimes, hopefully something that is fixed for the next guest. That was pretty much the extent of any problems. The rest was alll very good - adequatetly equipped kitchen, comfortable beds, usable wi-fi, great views and sounds, great location. Nuno, the owner, was very helpful and good to talk to and what to do on the island. Absolutely recommended.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
João Paulo II
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Portas do Mar
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Furnas Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Maré Cheia / O Moinho Terrace Café
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Praia dos Moinhos
Car: recommended

Leaving the airport follow direction to the city of Ribeira Grande, continue towards Furnas / Northeast, leaving the Porto Formoso / Beach Mills.


Rates & Availability

Porto Formoso House Rental Rates

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Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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