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Far from the city, close to nature.

Bedrooms Studio
Space 2,368 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

A four double plus extra bed, houses up to 3 people.

Casa Santa Rita is located in the Land of Faial parish in the municipality of Povoação 70 Km from Ponta Delgada Airport at about 1:20 a.m. trip.

Typical House Açoriana with double bedroom + extra bed, toilet, kitchen, Wi-Fi, lounge with TV, outdoor BBQ with stove, table, chairs, hammock, garden, shower and relaxation area.

Near the sea, walking trails, mini market, restaurant, bus stop.

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 23, 2017


Azores Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2368 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
  • Bathroom with hot water.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • 1 double bed room.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
We wait for you at the airport on the day of your arrival if coincide with the weekend or from 17:30 during the week. Guiding and monitoring the airport will house.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Far from the city, close to nature.
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews

A true gem of a cottage nesstled in the mountains by the sea

  • 5 of 5

The property was incredibly charming. A restored stone house with so much character and simple beauty. Paulo was incredibly helpful and welcoming. He insured our 17 month old daughter had what she needed for a good stay as well with a crib and bedding, high chair and baby bath. She loved her warm baths under the palm tree in the courtyard surrounded by mountains and birds. We loved the outdoor kitchen area and the house was equipped with all that you needed. If you have a small child, you would just have to get creative in blocking the staircase upstairs and the roof top rails are not suitable for little ones playing unsupervised. This house was so very quiet and the stars we saw each night were magnificent.

The village is very quiet with one restaurant and a bar as well as a small supermarket- all easy walking distance. The locals in the village were all quite friendly and looked their finest at Sunday mass.

Our only suggestion to Paulo is to get silicone cooking utensils to ensure his new induction pots don't get scratched up. :-)

Note that roads are quite windy in and out of Faial da terra and most of the island as well.

The hiking from the property was fantastic. It also makes great trail running.

We loved our time at this property, and we certainly would not hesitate to stay at Paulo's again! We look forward to coming back soon!

Thank you to Paulo!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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far away but close enough

  • 4 of 5

The property is charming old fashioned clean and functional if you are into modern then it is the opposite. Its seclusion its endearing quiteness in a village with spectacular scenery is the peace we were looking for .The property has all the basic amenities in a village that replicates typical old fashioned values warm people. You will need a car otherwise you cannot get anywhere but on a typical 5- 7 day stay you can see all it is not a beach holiday although there are beaches but you can simply stroll day to day or hike as you wish a walkers paradise.Weather is mixed never cold but the higher up the more risk of cloud . Dont forget it is a volcanic island easily accessible Iceland with warm temperatures but not hot and you can bathe in the volcanic pools.Food and drink cheap a real bonus eating out half the price of the UK basic food inexpensive -petrol slightly more expensive than the UK

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Azore Ladie's Adventure 2016

  • 5 of 5

Myself and 2 other American female friends recently returned from our first amazing trip to the Azores! This was the second home we stayed at during our time on Sao Miguel, we stayed at two different areas of the island to make the most of our time. This home is everything that the pictures show and more! When we arrived Paulo (Owner) met us to go over the basics, he was extremely friendly and helpful during our entire stay. He provided some complimentary meat, cheese, and bread when we arrived and fresh bread was delivered every morning! We spent the majority of our time on the beautiful patio, even when it was raining we enjoyed the covered patio and outdoor cooking. The sleeping accommodations were perfect for 3 people, there are 3 beds. One full size bed downstairs and 2 beds upstairs in a loft (1 Full, 1 Single). We adored the town of Faial Da Terra, it is small, gorgeous, and friendly! There is only one market, one café, and one bar. We made most of our meals at the house so we could enjoy the patio. There was a Festa happening in town while we were there and everyone was very welcoming. One of our highlights for this trip was the hike up to the Salto do Prego waterfall, it is well worth the hike! The trail literally starts right in front of the house, the trail map is across the street. We were lucky, we went mid week and there was hardly anyone else on the trail. We noticed that on the weekends the trail became busier. The only tiny drawback to this location is that the roads getting to Faial Da Terra are very winding, taking longer than expected to get places. We would gladly return to this home in the future! Thanks again Paulo for sharing your beautiful home!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you.
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Comfortable traditional house with outdoor terrace and garden with modern comforts

  • 5 of 5

We were warmly welcomed at the airport by Paulo our host. He had arranged our rental car and guided us all the way to the house which was tidy and clean. He helped us install with a bottle of wine and local coffee and tea so we got to relax from the start on. The outdoor terrace and garden were our favorite and we spend most of our time there. We cooked outside, had dinners and lunches, lounged in the hammocks, played games with the kids and off course grilled and BBQed on the outdoor fire place. Inside the house we enjoyed the basic comforts for a family with kids, washing machine, fridge and freezer, WiFi, etc. Half way during our stay the house was cleaned and the bed linens were refreshed. For our smallest one there was a kids bed, chair and Paulo took toys from his own kids to play with. The traditional way the house was built gives it a cozy and authentic atmosphere. The village was enjoyable with a bar with good coffee simple but good food, basic supermarket, swimming pool for kids and a pier with lifeguard at the sea. The walks up to the waterfalls and old village above are well worth it as well as all exotic plants and trees you go by. The whole East end of the island is easy to get around by car and there are enough nice things to do: the hot pools and geisers, the ocean with it's dolphins and whale excursions, stunning walks and views, the tea fields and more. Cutting across to the North is easy and roads are mostly well maintained. We felt we had a great hide out to discover all from. Paulo was friendly and helpful and supported us doing these things that are easy when you are a local but not when you are from abroad, buying tickets in Portugese and fixing our strollers flat tire. Hope you will enjoy it as much as we did ;-)

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Schönes liebevoll hergerichtetes altes Bauernhaus mit eigenem Garten

  • 5 of 5

Paulo hat uns wie verabredet vom Flughafen abgeholt obwohl wir ordentlich Verspätung hatten. Sofort war er unser local guide und dabei immer sehr freundlich. Das Haus selbst ist sehr ruhig gelegen, der Ort ist umgeben von Wald, die Vögel zwitschern den ganzen Tag. Da der Ort sehr klein ist darf man keine kulinarische Vielfalt erwarten, daß Restaurant ist eher einfach. Dafür hat das Haus selbst alles was man als Selbstversorger braucht. Vor allem die überdachte Küche im Freien mit Sitzbereich und den Holzgrill für barbecue haben wir viel genutzt. Der Garten ist schön angelegt, mit Liege und Hängematten. Das Haus war sauber und nett eingerichtet, es gab genügend Handtücher und Paulo hätte immer per Handy erreicht werden können. Insgesamt ein sehr schöner Aufenthalt, den wir für Menschen die Ruhe suchen, sich eher selbst versorgen und mit eigenem Auto unterwegs sind sehr empfehlen können.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Herrliches Haus

  • 5 of 5

Ruhig, traumhaft, wie auf den Bildern gezeigt, unkomplizierter Vermieter.

Wir empfehlen diese Unterkunft jedem der Natur und Ruhe sucht! Wir hatten eine tolle Zeit.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tassilo.
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Ponta Delgada
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Faial da Terra
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Ponta Delgada
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Faial da Terra
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Close to hiking trails, sea, waterfalls, mountains, forest ...


Rates & Availability

Azores Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 22 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Taxa por Noite
Sep 11 2017 - Sep 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Taxa por Noite
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jan 1 2018 - May 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2018 - Dec 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Check-in a partir das 14h00.
Check-out até às 12h00.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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