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Wooden cabin for up to 4 people with fabulous view Portugal
Azores High cabin
Cabin in Azores, Portugal
Property Details of Azores Cabin
Our property is situated on the outskirts of the quiet, rural village of Pedro Miguel, 10 minutes from the main town of Horta and 25 minutes from the airport. The cabin has a picnic table and a swing seat outside and sits at the top of our garden, with a stunning view of Pico. The mountain's volcanic peak is frequently capped, framed or covered by fascinating cloud formations. The locals say that the "hat" Pico is wearing can foretell the weather.
The house is surrounded by garden, which is a rambling collection of cacti, succulents, shrubs, trees, flowers and a vegetable garden. There is also a barbecue area, with a pergola, table and chairs for our guests' use. We have two dogs, a cat and three horses.
The self-catering cabin has a double room, shower room, kitchen/diner and sitting room. The latter can become a second bedroom by the use of the two bed-settees, therefore sleeping a maximum of four people. The only exception could be the addition of a cot for a baby, which we can provide.
Facilities include a gas stove, microwave, fridge, hairdryer, radio/CD/MP3 player, TV/DVD with BBC/ITV and Wifi.
Local Area DetailsIf you want to experience life in the country Azorean style this is the place to come You may see horses oxen and donkeys working as pack animals plowing or pulling carts During the local festivals oxcarts and even goatcarts are used to carry bread wine and cheese in a decorative procession From the main town of Horta and its modern marina you can go whale watching swimming with dolphins deep sea coastal and sport fishing diving and sailing These are the main attractions along with a visit to our spectacular Caldeira and the dramatic moonscape of the Capelinhos eruption site and lighthouse which now boasts an impressive underground interpretation centre There are passenger ferries to Pico and Sao Jorge allowing you to explore two more islands during your stay on Faial Pico boasts the highest mountain in Portugal a whaling museum whaling factory vineyards which feature on the UNESCO World Heritage sites list the wine factory and fascinating lava tube caves Sao Jorge is simply a beautiful quiet island ridged with volcanic craters and edged by cliffs sheltering pretty villages the fajas The cheese factory is always a favourite visit on this island
About Family ActivitiesWhales and dolphins are observed in these waters year round, attracted by the abundance of food. The whale watching season begins mid-April and extends through October. During the early part of the season you can see many different varieties, included the biggest whale in the world - the blue whale. From Horta marina you can go out for a 3 hour trip on either a rigid inflatable, or a fiberglass motor catamaran. Each has knowledgeable marine biologists on board to keep you informed of the various sightings. The operators all follow a strict code of conduct, so as not to harass the animals, whilst allowing a good viewing. During the early months, April through June, there tend to be more varieties, as the different species migrate. For the rest of the summer the sperm whales continue to be sighted, along with occasional other varieties.
The whale species seen include Sperm, Short-finned Pilot, Blue, Fin, Sei, Humpback, Minke, Northern Bottlenose, Pygmy Sperm, Bryde's, Orcas, False Killers and beaked whales such as Sowerby's, True's and Cuvier's. Dolphin species include Bottlenose, Common, Risso's, Spotted and Striped dolphin. Other marine life includes the Cory's Shearwaters and Roseate tern, Loggerhead turtles, sharks and sport fish such as marlin and swordfish.
Whales and whaling play an important part in the history and culture of the Azores. American whalers visited the islands in the 1700's and by the mid 1800's a whaling industry had grown up throughout the islands. The Azorean whalers had a tough way of life and developed a reputation for being brave and strong. The whaling went on using the same traditional open boats and hand harpoons right up until 1985. Now whale watching has replaced whaling as a way to make a living from the sea.
About Weather/Climate/TemperatureThe Azores enjoy a mild maritime climate, of which the dominant feature is the area of high pressure named after them. The "Azores High" generally lies South or South West of the islands and, in the summer, is often stationary, when prolonged calm, hot, sunny weather can be expected. July and August are the hottest months and February and March the wettest. Temperatures rarely drop below 12C and are often up around 20C. The sea is warmed by the Gulf Stream to a pleasant 17-22C, making it very pleasant to swim in year round.
About Scenery/Beauty SpotsExplore the dramatic volcanic sites of the Caldeira and Capelinhos, the picturesque villages and the main town of Horta, with its marina full of colourful paintings left by visiting yachts. The famous "Peter's Café Sport" is the perfect place to stop for coffee or a cold drink, where sailors swap tales of adventure on the high seas.
Whale and dolphin watching trips have replaced the traditional whaling boats as a way to make a living from the sea. From the marina you can go whale watching, swimming with dolphins, sport fishing, line fishing, diving and sailing, or just take a cruise along our scenic coastline.
Passenger ferries enable you to visit Pico or Sao Jorge for the day, making Faial a perfect centre for your holiday.
Wooden cabin for up to 4 people with fabulous view Portugal Property Information
|Location:||Faial Horta, Azores, Portugal|
|This Property Sleeps:||4|
|Minimum Price Per Week:||€300 (Currency Converter)|
|Maximum Price Per Week:||€350|
|Nearest Airport:||Horta (airport code HOR). 25 minutes by car|
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|Minimum stay 3 nights minimum charge 45 euros per night|
Property Features * Children are allowed
Accommodation and Facilities Summary
|Bathroom||Bathrooms 1, Toilets 1, Shower Rooms 1|
|Bedroom||Doubles 1, Twins 1|
|Dining||Dining room table, Seating for 4 People|
|Entertainment||Satellite or Cable, Hi Fi, TV, DVD Player, Radio|
|Kitchen||Crockery & Cutlery Provided, Microwave, Hob, Oven, Fridge, Grill, Toaster|
|Laundry||Laundry Service Provided, Linen Provided, Towels Provided|
|Living Room||Seating for 4 People, Sofas 2|
|Local Activities||Cycling, Fishing, Horse Riding, Sailing, Swimming, Walking, Diving, Snorkelling|
|Local Area||Quiet Bars and Pubs, Restaurants, Night Clubs, Distance to Local Town Centre 5km, The local town is Sleepy|
|Location||By the sea, Distance to beach 3-5km, Distance to convenience store 500m, Distance to local restaraunts 3-5km, Distance to Airport 10-20km, In the Country|
|Outside||Barbecue Area, Barbecue, Parking, Garden, Outside Tap|
|Suitability||No Pets, Family Oriented, Children Welcome, Wheelchair inaccessible, Low Allergen environment|
|Accommodation||Accommodation Type: Self Catering, Size: Compact, Changeover Day Flexible|
|Theme||Away from it all|
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Cabin in Azores, Portugal