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Casa do cais, ocean view

Bedrooms 1
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

You couldn't be closer to the water's edge in our self-catering suite at the head of a slipway and old historic port. Whether your choice is bathing in the warm, clear, Gulf Stream waters, fishing, diving or boating, it is all available outside of your door, and you can rent boats with or without skipper in the property.

We are also positioned in a UNESCO protected area, right at the starting point of a popular hiking trail that meanders through a UNESCO designated, historic, rock-walled, Verdelho wine growing area.The main town of Madalena is just 7 kilometers away where 2 supermarkets, museums, restaurants, bars and local shops can be found.For the more adventurous, the imposing Pico Mountain, the highest in Portugal at 2,351 meters, offers climbers the opportunity to climb a classic volcanic 'cone' and from the summit have the unsurpassed view of the entire central group of islands.The unit, although most comfortable for just a couple, is equipped with a double bed and a single bed in a large bedroom with a double sleeper-couch in the living room, in the event of more sleeping space being needed. This open-plan living room includes a kitchen equipped with gas stove, microwave, fridge, kettle, toaster, pots and pans, crockery and cutlery and a dining area with inter-leading shower and toilet facilities.

Property Manager
Roger Vargas
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Roger Vargas

I was born on Faial Island in 1977, where I grew up with a deep passion for the ocean. I started fishing at a young age, gaining experience in many traditional fishing activities, from small wooden boats to the bigger tuna fishing vessels. Also freediving and sustainable spearfishing became popular activities.

Eight years ago I moved to Pico Island where, for two consecutive seasons, I worked as a skipper for a local whale watching and dolphin swimming organisation and diving school. Here I had the opportunity to participate in the training of “shark diving guide” with Dr. Eric Ritter and a Wild Whale and Dolphin workshop with Dr. Ingrid Visser. At the same time I worked a part-time contract with the fisheries program at the University of the Azores as a sampler at the fish auction, gaining knowledge of all fishing activities conducted around the islands.

Recently I completed the course “Maritime Tour Operator” at the University of the Azores, where I obtained Portugal’s highest qualification of “Patrão de Alto Mar” (freely translated as Ocean Skipper) and "Dive Master", which includes subjects as meteorology, oceanography, legislation, safety, basic life support and others.

My experiences and passion for the ocean led me to buy my own fishing boat to earn my living. And I decided to initiate a project allowing visitors to the Azores to join in a traditional fishing activity, to have a unique experience learning about the ocean and Azorean traditions. I now also have the opportunity to receive visitors at my “Casa do Cais” "Casa do Guardião" and "Santo António deck", my ocean house, where people have a wonderful base for a fantastic holiday right on the ocean front. Be welcome please and make yourself at home!

Why Roger Vargas chose Madalena

Unique place,to enjoy the ocean,the wonderful sunset and the song of the birds

What makes this apartment unique

You can have a unique experience,going out for professional fishing,sportsfishing or just enjoying mother ocean.


Madalena Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Sports & Activities
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Books
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • caves
  • museums
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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