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Bedrooms 1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 bedroom cottage that can accommodate up to 4 in a traditional Azorean village

Casa da Fonte is a cottage located in the village of Algarvia in the heart of the Nordeste district, São Miguel island, Azores, Portugal. This rural stone house, which is equipped for guests with reduced mobility, has a double bedroom, a living room with a wood burning stove, a fully equipped kitchen, including a traditional wood-oven, and a bathroom. This beautiful cottage also provides a covered veranda with a barbecue grill and a large garden.

The accommodation is all fenced and includes a parking with automatic door.

From the terrace, and from the outside, in general, you can have a beautiful sea view, in contrast with green mountain views.

For the entertainment of its guests, Casa da Fonte provides, at no additional cost, satellite TV, DVD, HI-FI, Internet Wifi, a small library, indoor games, two bicycles and a croquet court.

THE HOUSE RECOVERY: As the house, located at Nordeste district, Sao Miguel island, Azores, was being rebuilt, we actively tried to maintain its architecture, restoring the original structure by using traditional materials and techniques. In addition, some new elements were added aiming to improve the living conditions. These new elements are characterized by aesthetically contemporary options.

Some of the surrounding plots of land have been turned into gardens, where the peace and quiet of the countryside can be enjoyed. In the gardens, a wide range of ornamental plants can be observed. Some of these plants are endemic and some are fruit trees commonly seen in the backyards of Azorean rural stone houses.

For the interior decoration we used restored traditional Azorean antique furniture together with contemporary objects, in order to obtain high levels of authenticity and comfort.

Our cottage offers you a range of leisure equipment that you can use inside or outside at no additional cost

AZORES Islands and the NORDESTE district: Like pearls lost in the ocean, the Islands of the Azores, are located in the North Atlantic, about 1,500 km west of Lisbon. The archipelago is formed by nine volcanic islands and has a total area of approximately 2,333 km2.

On these islands you will find places of extraordinary tranquility and beauty, where the blue of the sea and of the hydrangeas and the green of the fields and mountains range in hue from one island to another. The crater lakes have a unique beauty and mystical charm, associated with ancient legends. Their museums, churches and palaces house artistic and historical treasures and their traditions, popular festivities, handicrafts and gastronomy are still very much alive, comprising a five hundred year old heritage.

The Nordeste district, in particular, is the best kept secret on São Miguel Island. Its untouched nature, with a large area of laurel forest, inhabited by the Azores bullfinch, a unique species, and its breathtaking landscapes, with the deep blue sea view.

ACTIVITIES TO EXPERIENCE: As a holiday destination, Sao Miguel island, Azores, Portugal, definitely suit all tastes. Here you will find golf courses surrounded by flowers and lush vegetation, walking trails, where you can observe nature, birds, endemic plants and volcanic phenomena; cetacean and marine life observation; grey sandy beaches inviting you to spend hours of fun in the sea, which is sometimes calm, and where the waves are often ideal for surfing. Tennis, horseback riding, sailing and big-game fishing are among the many activities that you can choose for an unforgettable holiday.

Touristic register number: RNT 7363

More Details
Registration Number : RNT 7363

Property Manager
Ricardo Peixoto
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018

About Ricardo Peixoto

Tradicampo, Casas de Campo Tradicionais, Lda is a company whose business purpose is to provide in the Azores high quality self-catering cottages, tourist entertainment and rural tourism services, in an environmentally sustainable basis.

Tradicampo offers rural houses in the district of Nordeste, Sao Miguel island, in the Azores. These stone houses are classified as 'country houses,' under the Portuguese standards and legislation for Tourism in a Rural Area, and have been renovated using traditional materials.

The interior and exterior environments and the various facilities available guarantee a high level of comfort, inviting Guests to enjoy a leisurely, unforgettable holiday.

Tradicampo is committed to provide a warm welcome to the Guests, giving them a permanent support. If desired, an overview of the island will be presented and many tips will be given about the best way to organize their holidays in the Azores regarding their interests and time availability.

Ricardo Peixoto purchased this cottage in 2009

Guestbook comments from the manager

We enjoyed our honeymoon on the Azores very much!

A special highlight was our stay in your lovely apartment. There is so much love in every detail.

Thank you so much for your wondefull introduction to this beautifull island.

Susanne and Steffen (Germany)
Oct 2013
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Nordeste Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • Amenities and hair-dryer available.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • It is possible to install 2 individual extra beds; please check the rental rates. Robes and slippers available.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • wheelchair accessible
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
General cleaning done each 3 days free of charge. Final cleaning included


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average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
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Tranquil Garden by the Sea

  • 5 of 5

We are wanderers and prefer to stay places where we learn something about the people and places we visit. Casa de Fonte is just such a place. Cozy and clean, the renovated stone house is perfect for two and can easily accommodate one or two small children. The casa is stocked with everything you need for a fun holiday along with some basic foodstuffs - including delicious handmade bread and homemade jam. We stayed here during the off season and experienced some chilly temperatures but managed quite nicely with the wood stove. We used the casa as a starting point to explore the spectacular island of Sao Miguel. Our host, Ricardo, was very helpful with recommendations on restaurants, shopping, hiking, and sightseeing. He was also responsive to any query or concern we had during our visit. The village of Algarvia is charming - hard-working farmers, tidy homes, horses for pulling the milk carts, goats, and, of course, cows. The local people were reserved and almost shy but ready to return your "bom dia" with a broad smile and a kind response. Make sure to visit Algarvia's Miradouro and bring a picnic. We spent our last evening there watching the gulls soar past the beautiful cliffs as the sun set to the west. A very memorable vacation - a place we want to return to.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2012
  • Stayed: March 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Casa do Fonte - wunderbar!

  • 5 of 5

Casa do Fonte ist ein wunderbares Ferienhaus in sehr schöner Lage in dem kleinem Dorf Algarvia im Bezirk Nordeste der Insel Sao Miguel.

Das Haus ist perfekt eingerichtet für zwei Personen, mit gut ausgestatteter Küche, einem schönem Bad, gemütlichem Wohnzimmer und Schlafzimmer. Im Außenbereich gibt es eine große Terrasse mit Außengrill und einen schönen Garten mit Blick auf das Dorf und das Meer. Ein abgeschlossener Parkplatz für das Auto ist ebenfalls vorhanden. Für kleine Ausflüge in der Umgebung sind zwei Mountainbikes vorhanden!

Der Service für das Haus ist absolut perfekt: Reinigung, Wechsel der Bettwäsche und der Handtücher alle vier Tage, Feuerholz für den Kamin, Toilettenutensilien, der Grundbedarf für die Küche und Aufmerksamkeiten wie leckere kleine selbstgebackene Kuchen und Likör von Sao Miguel werden bereit gestellt.

Die Einkäufe für die Selbstversorgung lassen sich gut in Nordeste, der nächstgelegenen Kleinstadt erledigen.

Der sehr freundliche Eigentümer gibt Ihnen hervorragende Tipps für Ausflüge auf der Insel, Restaurantbesuche und ist auch sonst in jeder Weise behilflich.

In der näheren Umgebung finden sich wunderschöne Wanderwege und Rastplätze mit herrlichen Ausblicken über das Meer und die Berge. Von den Restaurants empfehlen wir unbedingt einen Besuch in der Cantinha do Cais in Sao Bras mit bestem frischem Fisch! In Nordeste sollten Sie unbedingt das Casa da Trabalho besuchen, in dem Sie sehr schöne handgefertigte Webwaren sehen und kaufen können.

Wir haben bereits verschiedenste Ferienhäuser in Europa besucht und haben bisher in keinem besseren als im Casa do Fonte gewohnt. Für einen wirklich entspannten Urlaub in schönster Umgebung ist es in jeder Hinsicht zu empfehlen!

Obrigado Ricardo!

Claudia und Thomas aus Hamburg, Germany

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Ponta Delgada Airport
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Praia do Porto Formoso
Car: recommended

Although referred in old documents since the 16th century, Algarvia population was scarce or non-existent before the 17th century. The settlement was named “Algarvia” due to one of its inhabitants, a woman whose origin was the Algarve.

Algarvia has strong rural characteristics. Originally a 17th century chapel, the church was rebuilt in the 19th century. It is small and plain with a single tower and one aisle. The high altar is humble but beautiful.

The main trail to Pico da Vara, the highest mountain of the island, starts here. The former lookout place for whales has a wonderful view of the ocean and of Pico da Vara.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 4.0%

The indicated rates are for 2 persons; each extra individual bed: 15 Euro/night.
Payment: Pay-Pal, bank transfer, cash and credit cards.
Reservation warranty: advance payment of 30 % of the total price of the accommodation.
Cancellation: it will only give a refund if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the check in

Manager'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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