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3 bedrooms

5 beds
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Beautiful apartment completely independent in an old and preserved house. Rooms with sea views, space and light. The house is located in a quiet village in a beautiful environment. Flower Garden.

The space

Independent apartment in a beautiful old house simple and friendly: wood mixture, stone, lime and bright colors.


On the ground floor: entrance, large living room with kitchen overlooking a garden with tables and chairs.
Bathroom - toilet.

Upstairs: two double bedrooms and a small connecting room.

Point of documentation, information on request.

Faial da Terra is a peaceful little village of 350hab. Ideally located on the ocean, recent developments make it possible to swim from a dock. For small children a pool filled with water from the river during the summer. Small coastal walks or forest to the waterfall salto do prego, hiking to Agua Retorta or Povoaçao, discovered Tronqueira and the east coast ... to suit the pace and desires. In the summer swimming season in the ocean but warmer waters in Furnas let themselves enjoy all year.

Guest access

The apartment is fully independent (separate entrance) and the exclusive use of tenants travelers.
The flower garden has several areas with tables and chairs is the use of all travelers (guest house and apartment).
You are welcome in the guest house next to any information or happy hour!

Interaction with guests

Our house is an open house that welcomes many travelers and also volunteers.
You can have a completely independent life or share meals and time with us, visit our large garden, participate in our activities. We are always happy to provide information on the different ways to explore the area.
You will always find someone to help you during your stay.

Other things to note

Archipels is a big old house witnessed the active village life.
Today for practical reasons it is cut into two.
On one side the guest house with shared kitchen and bathroom and upstairs bedrooms.
The other a fully private and independent apartment which has its kitchen, living room and bathroom on the ground floor and 2 large bedrooms and a small upstairs.
So there are two separate entrances!
The flower garden with its different spaces allows the meeting or to take a nap.
We also have a large orchard garden "Quinta da Lua" (above the village), which according to the seasons and the generosity of slugs treats us to its many fruits and vegetables.
We are always happy to do visit.
Sometimes we sell baskets, salad or preparing delicious jams!

The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 5
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: 17 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: 33
Weekly Discount: 8%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 3
1 single bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules

Règlement détaillé sur place.



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Safety features
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

4 nights minimum stay

25 Reviews

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Ben User Profile
September 2016
Anne is a wonderful host and managed to change a former local shop into a charming and spacious hide away. We had all we need to relax and start our tours from. With her being a resident, she gave us useful tips what to look at. We would go back any time soon!

Saverio User Profile
August 2016
Great accomodation in the eastern part of the island. In order to visit properly the island of Sao Miguel we stayed some nights in western location and then we moved to Anne's house in Fayal da Terra at the very east. This worked perfectly. The house is really unique, as it is well shown in the pictures. For sure we strongly recommend to choose Anne's house, not as a bas to visit the whole island but as a starting point to the eastern side of the island, which is wonderfull.

Javi User Profile
July 2016
We had an amazing experience at Anne's home in Faial da Terra. The home is an old wooden restored house,quite big,confortable beds and a beautiful garden, the perfect place to rest surrounded by nature. Geraldine (Anne's daughter) helped us on everything we needed (even to solve a little car crash we had - I recommend renting a car with full insurance to everybody ; ) Furthermore, people in Azores, specially in Faial da Terra, are very close, kind and helpful, we could even share some drinks with some citizens there, gonna miss that. The unique negative point could be the location, if you have few time to spend in the island and wanna see a lot of things, being in Faial means taking the car to everywhere and spending too much time on the crazy roads around the mountains, however, as i said before, it's a nice place to rest close to the nature. Thanks for everything, hope to come back soon to such amazing place in the middle of the Atlantic.

Tim User Profile
September 2015
Anne was very welcoming and showed us around the large property that is split up into several different 'apartments'. She also happily found some extra pillows for us to use and was very helpful providing clothes washing facilities. It was hard to get a clear idea of what to expect from the description but what we ended up with was a comfortable double bed in a large bedroom overlooking the garden. Down the concrete/stone stairs was a bathroom and shower that we would have had to have shared with the occupants of a 'family' room in our part of the property...if there had been any. Also downstairs was the large kitchen/living room and the door to the garden where it was lovely to sit and eat and drink. There was also a 'documents' room where local maps/brochures and hand-made paper was stored! We stayed for 5 nights with Anne in Faial and felt that doing our own cooking was the best option given the local alternatives. We bought some of Anne's home-made soup and green salad from her gardens but were glad that there was a fun and helpful shop in the village. The overall experience felt a bit like 'indoor camping' to us 60 year old Brits and we were disappointed with the erratic internet access and the dimness of the lights throughout. The village also felt a little too remote for us. The seafront promenade was lovely but there was no actual beach. The house has great character and its previous life as a shop and cafe is clear in the large rooms, sympathetically (but not over-) restored.
Géraldine User ProfileGéraldine is a superhost.
Response from Géraldine:
Tim,thanks for your comment and thanks for your nice prsence at archipels. one information: when you rent the independant apartment you never have to share the bathroom with other guests. and also we considered your review and already installed bright lights in the bedroom and in the dining room and also installed the special plug for the wi fi. good continuation for you.
September 2015

Melissa User Profile
July 2015
Anne's daughter, Geraldine, met my mom & me at their home in Faial da Terra and was very welcoming. The part of the house where we stayed was spacious for just the two of us, and we both enjoyed ocean views from the comfortable beds we chose. The bathroom was big, with lots of hot water. We enjoyed cooking in the wood-paneled kitchen during our stay; we would definitely recommend buying food at a larger grocery store in Ponta Delgada, as the options at the small local market were really limited, and there weren't any good restaurants in the village. Or you could take advantage of Anne & Geraldine's home cooked meals with ingredients from their garden. In fact, their garden was our favorite part! We enjoyed eating in the gazebo & soaking up the sun in the chairs on the grass. Being surrounded by such beautiful trees & flowers (both in the garden & in the surrounding mountains) really made us feel at home :) We went on a pretty hike through the lush scenery to a waterfall (just a 30 min walk from the house), and took advantage of the ten minute walk to the ocean. We spoke to Anne briefly, who was so sweet & really made us feel comfortable. In addition to all this, Anne offered to arrange a taxi driver, Alvaro, to pick us up from the airport - he was waiting for us when we arrived. He was so kind to us, and was excited to point out interesting sights along the way, as well as tell us about his family & the Azores in general. He even invited us to come to the town's festival that weekend, and really welcomed us to the tiny community. Though he doesn't speak much English, we were definitely able to communicate, and appreciated having insider information about the culture & sights! He also gave us a full tour of the island (about 4 hours total) before dropping us off at the airport, which was awesome! The lakes & volcanic craters, the lush mountains, and the countless ocean views were unbelievably beautiful, and even better with a hilarious driver like Alvaro. I highly recommend taking a trip to the undiscovered islands of the Azores, staying in the lush & tiny village of Faial da Terra, hiring Alvaro to show you around, and staying with Anne & Geraldine in their idyllic home. Thank you, again, for hosting us, and we hope to come back one day - sooner rather than later!

Tara User Profile
May 2015
Anne's home was beautiful and welcoming. A traditional and unique building full of her own artwork and personal touches. It was a pleasure to stay there! She allowed us to use herbs from her beautiful garden in back and there was a great porch where you could sit and listen to the local birds and the sea. The village of Faial da Terra was peaceful and friendly, I would definitely stay there again!

Daniel User Profile
May 2015
Anne's house is nestled on a quiet little street in a quiet little town. It is charming and quaint and her gardens are beautifully natural. Her place is a great, clean getaway if you're looking to escape from life for a little while. That being said, if you are a city person at all this is not the place for you. This guesthouse is RUSTIC! If that's the sort of thing you're looking for, go for it, but I feel like the ad is a bit misleading. First, there is no wi-fi internet on that side of the house though Anne says there is. Going outside and around the corner to piggyback onto another network isn't what I call having internet in the house. There are thermostats but there is no heat; the place is heated by a wood-burning stove. That's very charming for the nights but the whole place smells like a campfire, to the point that my partner woke up in a panic because he thought he smelled smoke during the night. All our clothes still smelled of smoke when we got home. The water is heated through solar action. It takes a very long time to warm up in the shower and runs out very quickly. If you have more than two people in the house it's best not have them bathe at the same time of day. The oven doesn't work (though the stove-top does) which makes it very difficult to cook a meal. THERE WASN'T EVEN TOILET PAPER WHEN WE ARRIVED - WE HAD TO BUY OUR OWN. It just seems like Anne isn't looking to be a hostess. Communication is fine but slow. We didn't feel welcome or at home in her guesthouse and we felt that we were a bother every time we asked for something. Anne is a conservationist and an earth mother but she should not expect her guests to live as she does – at least not without warning in the advertisement to attract appropriate customers. She was not there when we arrived after driving an hour and a half to get there, she didn't have the keys when she showed up, and had only two towels ready for four people. Granted, she'd just arrived that day from France but there surely was time to get the place ready for guests, especially considering the other side of the house was full of guests so we know she'd already been inside. There is just no attention to detail for a guesthouse. It wasn't the worst place I've stayed in but it was bad enough to leave a day early and go to a hotel in the city – to which Anne gave no response.
Géraldine User ProfileGéraldine is a superhost.
Response from Géraldine:
Daniel, Some basics informations: - the wi-fi doesn't work very well in the appartment but it depends of your material. It works very well in other parts of the house where you could easily stay. - there is a thermostat for heating in winter but on may you are not supposed to heat the room.( We stop the heating on february) - For the stove a misuse can cause smoke but the guests usually don't have problems. Same thing for the oven which is new and works well, the guests use regularly. - the solar water is connected with gaz heather and thus continuous. - some other remarks are also very biased, we always let toilet paper and when you arrived you had 6 towels. -You said I was not here but i was just arriving from my garden. - the way you left? I received a message on my phone the day after you leave, it was so surprising because you said just you wanted spend the night in the city,but you don't say good buy,it never happen; Yes, perhaps I don't give the best because I was really sick, but it would be so easy to ask my daughter and friends.
May 2015

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