About this listing
A 1925 Volcanic stone built house, offers a glimpse of the traditional ways of the Azorean people. Located among creeks, waterfalls and reserved beaches it´s a perfect stay for summer times. A car is a must in order to go to the nearest City.
Rustic house with the charm of old times. Place where I used to spend since a young age, my summer holidays. With a wide view over the river creek and the ocean, surrounded by beaches and waterfalls, this is an ideal house for those wanting some peace and comfort, near green fields and black sand beaches.
Vila Franca is only a few minutes by car, there you can find all kinds of markets, restaurants, etc. You can also pick some adventures like whale watching, scuba diving, hiking or bike tours in Vila Franca Marina. Surf is also good in some spots near the house.
Guests have access to all features of the house.
The house has two close by neighbors, and some other down at "Lugar da Praia" village. All humble and helpful at any time. Don't hesitate to make friends, they sure can make your staying turn into unforgettable times.
Casa típica dos Açores, muito agradável e acolhedora entre o campo e a cidade. Pequena mas o suficiente para passar umas boas (website hidden) pequeno jardim com espreguiçadeiras e churrasqueira, óptimo para passar finais de tarde. Jô foi muito simpático por ter deixado algumas frutas da região, compotas e pão. Sempre prestável.
Agradecemos ao Sr Silvino que nos presenteou com a sua simpatia e boa disposição mas também com pequenos manjares da ilha.
We would like to thank to Jo for the fantastic time we had in Rustic House!!! It was really brilliant place with perfect landscapes and views around! All things in the house were gathered with love and they created very pleasant atmosphere to relax and have unforgettable vacations on Azores! For the family there is no place better to find! Everything was under hand, good yard always to be interested with something, beautiful plants and flowers, nice gardener :) Everyehing we could say is our GREAT THANKS to Jo and his family who cared us during our staying in Villa Franca on Azores. Definitely, when we come Azores again we will stay at Rustic House. We will miss this place and people there :).
Обаятельный хозяин, очаровательный дом. Подходит для тех, кому нужно больше, чем безликие номера отелей. Радушный прием, чувствовали себя как дома, сосед опекал нас как любимых родственников. Гостям, пожалуй нужно быть готовым к присутствию муравьев, но это единственный недостаток, который компенсируется многочисленными достоинствами. Место, которое запоминается, с удовольствием вернулись сюда еще.
My husband and I spent a wonderful week here for our (website hidden) and his family are wonderful hosts. They left local cheese, fruit, and sweet breads for our arrival as well as a few special touches for our (website hidden) is extremely helpful with things to do on the island and recommendations to eat. We enjoyed meeting him and his family during our stay. He provided extra input on things to do that really made our stay special. He also provided a local phone for us in case we needed to get in contact with him at any time which we really appreciated and made us feel secure. There is internet access at most local cafes and restaurants but it was nice knowing we could make a call if we needed to. We also took a whale watching tour with the company he works with and it was well worth it. Everyone is extremely nice and knowledgeable.
The house is rustic and perfect for a quiet stay. It was nice to disconnect and relax there. It has all your basics. He provided bathing towels as well as beach type towels to go to the pools in Furnas. It is also stocked with anything you would need to cook. We spent most of our days out so we did not have the chance to but it is set up perfectly if you choose meals in.
The people in the village are extremely nice and helpful. The gardener who takes care of the yard and property was great and we were able to spend some time with him during the village celebration over the weekend. The view in the morning is particularly special outside. We enjoyed hearing the roosters crow in the morning and the sun coming up. We also enjoyed the evenings being able to sit outside at the table and lounge in the yard chairs to enjoy the view again.
The location of the house is very central and perfect for getting to any points around the island. It is very close to Vila Franca do Campo where we had a cafe, checked internet, and started most of our days at the Marina. The roads close to the house put you on the local route or to access the larger "freeway" roads that zip you around the island. There are plenty of places to eat and grocery within minutes.
We hope to make it back to Sao Miguel soon. We really enjoyed our stay in this magical place. Thanks to Jo for his hard work on putting together his guide and being so friendly and accessible. He was a large part in helping make our trip one that will will cherish forever. We hope to see you again in the future!!
Merci à Jo et à sa femme pour leur serviabilité. Outre de petites attentions comme la mise à disposition du premier petit déjeuner, ils nous ont gracieusement prêtés certains équipements ce qui a grandement facilité notre séjour.
Staying in this typical, old stone house was a unique and great experience in itself. The house had everything we needed for our 5 nights. I enjoyed using the real wood stove to cook to cook a traditional Azorean dish, with some helpful advice from Jo.
I really felt that the clocks were turned back 100 years while living in this stone home and the village. We used the outside grill a few times, and there was plenty of wood for us. I prefer this experience over a fancy, modern hotel any day. If that's what you like too, then this home is for YOU.
A casa era realmente muito linda, no estilo rústico, tinha um terraço enorme com uma vista incrível sobre todo o vale. Silêncio total à noite. O Jo deixou-nos uma cesta de pão e fruta, o que foi muito útil porque a aldeia é tão pequena que não tem café nem loja. Uma experiência muito recomendável.
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About the Host, Jo
I was born in S. Miguel island, Açores. I live in Ponta Delgada with my wife and our 2 sons. Studied Marine Biology. In summer I work as a marine guide in a wale watching company. In winter I dedicate myself to agriculture and science projects. Love the Ocean and all aquatic activities, scubadive, surf, water ski, fishing...