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Majestic hideaway on the Ocean coast, Casa Os Salgueiros, RRAL#135

Bedrooms 2
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Welcoming and inviting cottage set in an unforgettable Ocean environment. 

Our vacation house is located in a haven of tranquility and peace set within lush forests, wandering vegetation and dramatic cliffs which tower over its well-known beach, still untouched by mass tourism. This combination of pristine coastline and breathtaking views makes our vacation home, the perfect place for your special family vacation; or romantic retreat. Our house is only 50 meters from the Atlantic Ocean on a non-through road, with minimal traffic, Not only a picture-perfect setting but a comfortable and efficient self-catering accommodation.

Our house features heating during winter, air cooling during summer, clothes washing and drying machines. And for those extra conveniences, bathrobes, a full beach kit that allows you to extend your hours at the beach, afterwards, imagine yourself rinsing off in our useful outdoor shower.

The chef in the family can create delicious dishes in our fully equipped kitchen or by using the outdoor grill. Outdoor entertaining is easy in our fully gated, illuminated courtyard, with no stairs, a secure setting for young children.

Stay connected with your outside World utilizing both our internet, and International Television channels, or you may simply choose to escape and swing from our hammocks while gazing out at the mesmerizing Ocean waves.

Your refuge in comfort, come and experience this for yourself!

Ideal eco-tourism holiday: Our location is on route of the Rocha da Fajã Trail; a 2 hour hike through forests and coastline.

Visit during the months of November to April and you will be awarded with the cascading waterfalls; be captivated by the thrilling storms and be mystified by the mesmerizing ocean waves.

Os Salgueiros was awarded the prize "Green Key 2016” quality Award MIOSOTIS AZORES - Holiday Green - Green Lodgings.

More Details

Property Manager
Zelda Melo
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, portuguese, XXXXXXXXXX
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

About Zelda Melo

Since 2007, we the owners of Os Salgueiros have been welcoming guests from all over the World with great pleasure. In the beginning, this was a special place that held our interest, its privacy, proximity to the Ocean, combined with the beauty of the landscape and the warm friendly people and now, this is a place that holds our hearts. Os Salgueiros and the island of Faial has turned into a place that we have always dreamed about and it continues to bring us more joy with each and every guest we meet. Every day becomes a new day and with that brings new adventures in both our lives and in the lives of who enters this property. We wish to continue to share this warm and beautiful environment with our guests who are looking for the same adventures and experiences with a happy ending.

Zelda Melo purchased this house in 2007

Guestbook comments from the manager

Wenn jemand direkt am Ozean sein möchte und die Wellen beim Einschlafen hören möchte, ist dies das perfekte Strandhäuschen. Die Ausstattung ist absolut top! Das Internet erlaubt auch ein Remote-Arbeiten und paralles Videostreaming. Alles ist sehr sauber und mit viel Geschmack und Liebe ausgestattet. Die Küche ist neu und lässt keine Wünsche offen. Zelda und Lawrence sind die perfekten Gastgeber und haben uns mit allen vorhandenen Möglichkeiten an Insel-Aktivitäten versorgt. Der Strand ist 2-3 Minuten entfernt und einer der schönsten und spektakulärsten der gesamten Insel. Da wir im Februar hier waren, waren wir an einigen Tagen sehr froh, dass die Klimaanlage auch eine Heizfunktion beinhaltete.

Wie werden mit Sicherheit zurück kommen!
Feb 2015
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Municipality of Horta House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , fully tiled with a sink vanity
  • The bathroom is spacious with an enclosed shower along with a washing machine clothes drying machine for your efficient self-catering holiday! We supply our guests with towels, linens, soaps, detergents for your complete holiday. For after a swim in the Ocean there is also an outdoor hot shower. During the summer, you can extend your hours at the beach with our complimentary beach kit that contains your own beach towels, beach blankets, coolers and sunshades. Picture yourself walking back to Os Salgueiros and having a warm shower in our superb outdoor shower. Brilliant after a revitalizing swim in the Atlantic!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Both of our bedrooms have an inviting feel where you may relax completely and in harmony. Let the melody of the ocean put you to sleep and Imagine waking up to ocean views! a comfortable extra cot may be set up at night for an extra person.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Decorated in an ocean-style décor using natural materials and our crisp white walls are set against our cool tiled floors. You will appreciate our low-allergy and smoke-free environment along with the air-conditioning for those hot summer days and a heater for those chilly winter evenings. Every room in our delightful home has windows-open them & allow the breeze in! Our galley kitchen has all the amenities and equipment for the home chef along with generous views of the ocean. Os Salgueiros is named after the salt cedars which line our courtyard and this special space draws our guests to entertain outdoors. You will enjoy cooking in our outdoor kitchen and having delicious meals in our secluded courtyard. In the evenings our exterior lighting along with the moon and the stars creates an atmosphere that is dramatic, unexpected and very romantic! From our roof-top terrace, you will marvel at our majestic vistas of the cliffs, hillside and ocean


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Majestic hideaway on the Ocean coast, Casa Os Salgueiros, RRAL#135
average rating of 4.888889 based on 28 reviews

Ultimate place to relax

  • 5 of 5

Once again we found "our home in Faja" to be a wonderful retreat! The renovations have made it even more inviting; we enjoyed the increased space in the kitchen, the new appliances and beautiful cabinets, as well as the French doors opening to the covered patio. This awning made it possible to even enjoy the rain outside! We love the hammocks, the closeness to the ocean and the beach, the clear night skies, the incredible sounds of nature at night. There is truly no place on earth like it!

Regarding the area, the cottage is a five minute walk to "the best pizza in Portugal" at Snack Bar Faja, and a five minute drive to our favorite restaurant (and store), Rumar. I highly recommend this place to anyone!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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peaceful perfect

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Zelda's house, which is equipped with every luxury you can imagine and situated at the most beautiful corner of Faial island. Our 2 year old son made friends with the neighbour who offered him fresh milk directly from his cow every morning and we had nice chats with the friendly and welcoming people in Faja.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your warm reply to our lovely cottage on Faial. We are pleased that you found out why Zelda and I chose to settle on Faial for the same reasons you enjoyed your stay. The beautiful island and the warm and friendly people that live here,.they make you feel that you are in your own home as soon as you step off the plane. The island has so much to offer for all types of activity's,the hiking trails around the island are breath taking and the beaches are located on so many deferent parts of the island. Hope you had a safe trip home and all the best on all your travels, hope to see you again here on Faial soon.   Zelda and Lawrence.
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  • 5 of 5

Excelent house layout, beach in walking distance (one of very few good beaches at Faial)... All you need for one week break.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for visiting our beautiful island Faial and injoying the beaches and the many hiking trails that take you to many other wonderful places and views of Faial.We hope you have a great and safe summer and hope to see you again at our cottage Os Salgueiros on your future travels.
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Praia do Norte

  • 5 of 5

Das Domizil ist traumhaft, so wie die Landschaft der gesamten Insel. Es hat uns sehr gut gefallen. Ein Manko: die für uns etwas ungewohnten schwarzen Strände, häufig mit vielen Steinen.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your warm comments, we are so glad you enjoyed our beach house, and our beautiful island and all of its natural pleasures, the beaches change at different times of the year depending on the tides. There are many on the island to chose from although some are rocky most of them are sandy. We hope you have a safe and great summer and look forward to seeing you again on our beautiful island Faial, Lawrence & Zelda, owners
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The Perfect Beach House

  • 5 of 5

This fabulous little beach cottage is the perfect place for an out of the way respite. The owners have thought of everything, beside the fact they are friendly and attentive to any needs one might have. The kitchen is modern and convenient and stocked with the basics. The bed is comfortable and a washer/dryer make for handy use for extended travel. The interior is charming, good tv reception, wifi, and music. If you have never experienced the nighttime sounds of the Cory Shearwater, be ready for their baffling call. We would love to return to this snug little place with its walled courtyard and stunning views. Thank you, Zelda and Lawrence, for your welcome hospitality and friendliness. We appreciated so much the extra effort our last day, finding you at the airport with our forgotten camera bag. It was a pleasure to get to know a bit about you.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your warm review, it was a pleasure to have you stay at our ocean front cottage and have you visit our wonderful island. So relieved that we caught you just before your flight at the airport to return your camera such a priceless moment. you were great guests that any owner could imagine having. well appreciated the distance and efforts you had to endure to reach us. All our best for a great summer and a safe trip around the World next year! Lawrence and Zelda
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Pure tranquility!

  • 5 of 5

"The tamarisk - house" is located at the end of the road, close to the ocean. Pure tranquility. Within the patio you'll find an open fire BBQ place, outsideshower with cold AND warm water, two hammocks and enough space to park your car.

Inside the house you willl find a brand new kitchen (fully equiped), and anything else to feel very comfortable, plus an AC including heat! The view from the roof terrace is unique. Timeless we watched the waves. This spot definately is one out of ten in the entire world! Zelda and Lauwrence are perfect hosts, helping out with any of your enquiry. Out of our own experiences we recommend a boattrip with Luis and a foot massage made by Tanya.

We wish we'd still be there...

Full of hearts

Elke and Ralph

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ralph and Elke for your warm coments.Zelda and I where so pleased to have you as our guests and look forward to your next visit. We are so glad that you got to enjoy our cottage by the ocean and our beautiful island with all the great things you did. Your dinner that you prepared was amazing for Elkes birthday with warm friends that you met and invited, the fire burning by the dinner table was so tranquil. We are also glad you got to enjoy the local service of a massage that came to your door step. Hope you have a great summer and safe travels. Luis also sends his best to you and will have a bigger boat when you come next as he is upgrading to have more room to enjoy fishing and site seeing of the island from the ocean. Cheers until we meet again. All our best wishes. Lawrence and Zelda.
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Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Fin do Mundo in Norte Pequeno
Car: necessary

Located in an isolated environment yet you are walking distance to a restaurant. Café Fajã. For a fabulous traditional meal it’s only a 3KM distance away in Praia do Norte. Dine at Rumar restaurant with views of Fajã. For groceries, fin do mundo store is 3KM away where you may purchase all of your groceries and supplies for your entire self-catering stay.

Nearby Capelo is only a five minute drive where you can visit its volcano and interpretation centre. A further 25 minute scenic drive through interesting towns and quaint villages you reach the cosmopolitan city of Horta; brimming with shops, restaurants, cafes, and one of the most beautiful bay's in the World!

Whether you choose to use Os Salgueiros as a base for exploring the rest of the Island of Faial, or just for lounging in our hammocks; our vacation home is the perfect starting point for creating those extraordinary memories with your loved ones!

Once you see the beauty and hear the silence of this natural environment, you will understand why our guests say that their vacation in the Azores was the best holiday they have ever had!

Stay at Os Salgueiros and take in the aromatic scents of the forests and feel your stress disappear into the therapeutic ocean air. Start your day with immersing yourself in the fresh Azorean environment while taking in the activities of the traditional past such as fishermen fishing off the coastline, farmers tending to their livestock or crops. Then spend your afternoon either admiring the views from the nearby look-out-point or enjoying the astonishing vistas during a hike through the forests. End your day with a glass of wine while watching the magnificent sunsets from our roof-top terrace. lie in the hammocks that sway from the trees while listening to the calls from the Cory’s shearwater seabirds. Evenings at Os Salgueiros always ends with the rhythmic song of the ocean waves in the distance.


Rates & Availability

Municipality of Horta House Rental Rates

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

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $117.33

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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