Country life in the Azores

As our rental home was at the end of the village Almoxarife, we enjoyed the country way of life. This included curious looks from our neighbors as we walked by, dust twirling in the air from a passing tractor, a rooster’s wake up call at sunrise, bats circling above us on a starry night and wondering about unfenced bulls (tied down with a rope only) up the street.

There wasn’t any noise pollution except for the creatures’ natural sounds.

country life in the Azores

country life in the Azores

If you are looking for a quiet place to vacation, then visit the idyllic island of Faial by car or walking tours. Azores: Car Tours and Walks (Landscapes)

Rental Home on Faial

Our preferred way of spending the holidays is to rent a whole house for our family. This time we found our holiday home at azoreshigh which offers self-catering rental homes on Faial (among other related items).

The home we had rented, Casa do Vale, in Almoxarife is a beautiful traditional house, was modernised, extended, and lies in a sheltered valley. Walking to the black sand beach only took two minutes!!

In the morning we would wake up with lots of bird singing and farm animal greetings. The house stands at the far end of one of the village roads. After Casa do Vale, the road turns into a dirt road…


Welcome to Casa Do Vale!

The front area with more garden extending to the left

living room

azoreshigh has a good selection of rental opportunities.

Edited 23 March 2013: Our former rental home is no longer on the list. But I hope you find something you like.

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