Casa Boavista (meaning good view) lies together with Casa Emilia on a hill in a park like, 12.000 sq. m. garden, stretching downhill over terraces. Oleander, palmtrees, agaves, bananas, lemon trees, orange trees and olive trees give the site an exotic flair. Sunbathing, a place to eat with comfortable benches and chairs and a built-in barbeque create an outdoor living room.
The completely renovated historic house awaits you with a tasteful high quality equipment and offers all comfort possible to guarantee you a recreational stay. In the comfortable interior you immediately feel well and like “at home“. The house is supplied with an air-conditioning. In winter, if necessary, you may use the wood stove or the air-conditioning for heating.
The Equipment in Casa Boavista
Address: Caminho Fundo s/n, 9580-115 Santa Bárbara VPT, Santa Maria, Acores, Portugal
Size: 70.0 m², 1 Room, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom
Beds: 1 Double bed, 1 Child bed, 1 Sofa bed
Prices: 15 EUR - 87 EUR / Night
More pricing information:
• Price included are electricity, water, gas, firewood and final cleaning. Towels and bed sheets are provided. (no beach towels)
• Minimum Rental: Winter Season 4 nights, Summer Season 5 nights
• Longterm Rental during winter season longer than four weeks as to individual offer, from 15.- Euro per night on.
• Extra for third and fourth guest: 10,- Euro per Night and person.
• Baby bed und Baby High chair, available for extra 30,00 Euro
When you arrive
We welcome you personally to make sure you have arrived safely and show you all the facilities in the house. We are happy to answer any questions and requests you may have during your stay. On request, we will order taxis and assist you in booking a rental car. In the house you will find information on hiking trails, travel guides and maps.
Humidity in the Azores
In the Azores you always have between 70 and 90% humidity in the winter season. You cannot compare the climate with that on a continent, as Azores are only tiny areas of land surrounded by thousands of square kilometers of water. In the winter months we have dehumidifiers in operation in all country houses and recommend our guests to use them. You will find what only a few holiday homes in the Azores offer: air conditioning that also dehumidifies and heats, as well as a wood burner.
There is no public sewer system on the island of Santa Maria except for the main street of Vila do Porto and some sections on the beaches. All houses have an underground septic tank on the property. This is invisible and odorless, but cannot process toilet paper. Therefore, with a few exceptions, you have to dispose of the toilet paper in a folding bucket next to the toilet in all houses on Santa Maria, including restaurants. This takes getting used to, but can still be found in many rural areas around the world.
Casa Boavista is located in the scenic east of the island, in the municipality of Santa Barbara. You have a wonderful panoramic view of the mountains, valleys and the village of Santa Barbara. The house is located together with the neighboring house Casa Emilia on a plot of approximately 12,000 square meters. One of the most beautiful hiking trails on the island leads right past the property. In the center of Santa Bárbara there is a café and a mini supermarket with the very friendly, English-speaking owner Alice. Probably the most beautiful bay in the Azores, São Lourenço, with its sandy beaches and a large seawater swimming pool, is only a few minutes' drive away.
Since the house is on a hill, the way up is quite strenuous, especially if you have to buy something - the price you have to pay for the breathtaking view over the village, the mountains and the valleys. There is a bus connection several times a day to the island's capital, Vila do Porto. We still recommend a rental car, with which you can quickly get to the beaches and explore the island. A taxi from the capital to the house costs 15 euros, but should be ordered in advance.