This Charming 2 bedroom 18th century rustic remodel, sits at about 200 ft. above sea level on a plateau overlooking the town of Faja dos Vimes. The 180 degree view of the ocean including incredible views of Pico amazing!
This Charming 2 bedroom 18th century rustic remodel, sits at about 200 ft. above sea level on a plateau overlooking the town of Faja dos Vimes. With it's 180 degree view of the ocean including incredible views of the majestic island and mountain of Pico, this property has some lush vegetation for the area and features a plantation setting with a waterfall. At night the twinkling of the lights from the town below as well as the lights from Pico are lovely sights to see. (At times, you can rent just a room depending on what is available).
It has a a lovely outdoors patio picnic bar with a lovely view of the Faja. Wonderful place to sit, think, write or just enjoy a cool breeze and a drink.
The house can be rented with or without use of a vehicle, of course prices quoted on air bnb are for use of the house only. It is recommended that you do not hire a vehicle for your stay on Sao Jorge. Your hosts can pick you up at your point of arrival if you request it. They drive 4x4's and because the road is not completed, you will receive a 4X4 wheel experience in addition to getting to any point on the island you wish to go.
5 minute walk from water if getting a bit of exercise is on your “to do list”.
Faja dos Vimes is a quaint little waters-edge farming town, featuring large polished rock beaches, small dock water entry (for boaters, swimmers, snorkelers, spearfishers and kayakers). Some equipment rental is available but as is typical with many areas on island you have to know who to contact to get the vacation experience you prefer so, let us know so we can help with whatever your needs.
The local Casa de Artesanato (typically open every day except Sunday), makes rugs, along with cotton or wool hand loomed bedspreads, pillow cases and more, typical of the area. The Cafe/Bar features Local Coffee, alcoholic beverages and non-alcoholic beverages, Sandwiches and other snacks.
The walking trails of the area are phenomenal, providing excellent opportunities for communing with nature.
Vistalinda at Faja dos Vimes (small local privately owned coffee plantation environment) provides opportunity to get some interesting local history as well as get an inside view of interesting 18th century architecture. Be sure and ask about the availability if you would like to tour this property.
Neighboring Faja dos Bodes, is an easy walked from Faja dos Vimes.
It is highly recommended (regardless of where you stay) on Sao Jorge Island, that you arrange private pick up where possible to facilitate getting to your location. If desired, we can arrange pick up and drop offs at less than you will pay a taxi. It is also highly recommended that you stop at the grocery store in Velas to stock up on your groceries (upon arrival) as the bulk of your trip will be a good distance away. There are small grocery stores throughout the island however, finding one if you are not accustomed to their location can be challenging at times. The grocery store in Velas has a wide selection of food to choose from and, there's no reason NOT to eat well while on vacation here, if renting a house ; )
Washer and dryer is available on the premises.
If you want to do “driving tours” of the island, let us know your language preferences, and we may be able to assist you in finding a touring provider in one of your preferred languages.
It should be noted that the terrain and properties in the Azores are multiple levels and are up and down... One should understand that good walking shoes or hiking boots are advised during your stay. You are renting under the understanding that you do so at your own risk and liability if you fall and get hurt. Currently the road is under repair and the house is inaccessible unless using 4 wheel drive. Your host however will help you transport your items from your parking about .3 meters away.
As much or as little as they like.
Other than no smoking inside house, few rules.
If you are renting only a room, Master bedroom features Cable TV, while the 2nd bedroom does not but instead provides for watching DVD movies. We have a lot of movies available in house so there's entertainment available for the TV.
For those renting just a bedroom (similar to a hostel environment) we ask that you be courteous of the rest in your environment. No loud noises after 9:00 p.m. and, bedrooms use a shared bathroom off of the adjoining hallway so try to keep your things in your room.
If you want a microwave and small refrigerator in your room please make requests in advance. There will be a 5 euro fee additional fee to accomodate the electricity needs. Do not wait until you get here to decide that you need this feature because there are limited numbers available and they may all be booked.
Licenced For Tourism Rental (seis-um-oito da 2015)
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