Garden and orchard with fruit trees on the backyard. Back terrace with ocean view.
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About this listing

Surrounded by a beautiful and private garden, Casa do Norte, rural tourism, is a beautiful, romantic and cozy cottage were guests can just relaxe, enjoy peace and quietness and at the same time amazing views to the ocean and the mountains.
Long term rental is possible and we can offer 30% discount per month, except from June to September.

The space

Casa do Norte, rural tourism, is a charming, romantic and cozy cottage were guests can just relaxe, enjoy peace and quietness and at the same time amazing views to the ocean and the mountains.
The main floor of this tradicional house is designed with an open space kitchen, living and dining room and sleeping area. In addition to the double bed, the sofa converts into twin beds to increase the accommodation capacity to four people.
The lower floor has a large and full bathroom, which was converted from the original storehouse.
A beautiful and private garden surrounds the house and an orchard invites guests to relax in the pure delight of various fruit trees.
Casa do Norte, awarded the "Miosótis" prize for its environmental practices, offers stunning sea and mountain views in Lugar do Norte, parish of Santa Barbara, on the north side of the island. In true rural serenity, tranquility and silence predominate for perfect communion with nature. Several nearby trails provide opportunities for pleasant walks, including access to the Bay of São Lourenço, one of the most beautiful of the archipelago, where during summer you can kayak, surf, dive or simply soak in the clear and warm sea.
The house is located 6 km from the Bay of São Lourenço, 3 km from the centre of the town of Santa Barbara where there is a café and a grocery store; 13 km from Vila do Porto and 14 km from the airport and the port of Vila Porto.

Guest access

The house is fully equipped, including outside furniture on the terrace and balcony (table, chairs, chaise long and barbecue are at guests disposal).
Inside the house, tv satellite, books in different languages, a cd player and some music are available for guests use. The house also provide internet wi-fi for free and 2 bicycles for guests use.

Interaction with guests

I'm always available to help my guests during their holidays. They can count on me for tips on activities available on the island, places to visit, help with rent-a-car, hiking tours, gastronomy experiences, etc.

Other things to note

Casa do Norte, rural tourism, is partner of the Natural Park of Santa Maria for the defense of sustainable development of the island and was awarded by the Government of the Azores with the “Miosótis” prize for its environmental practices.
Licença de utilização para Turismo em Espaço Rural - T(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)

License or registration number

TER 65/2003
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The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Bed: 1
Check In: 2PM - 8PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat

Amenities

Prices
Cleaning Fee: £14
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 2PM - 8PM

We expect guests to respect and keep the house as if it was their own house.
It's forbidden to smoke inside the house.
Animals are not allowed.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
3 nights minimum stay.
From Jul 1 - Sep 30, 2017 the minimum stay is 4 nights.

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Nathan User Profile
June 2017
My husband and I spent four wonderful days at the beautiful Casa Do Norte. The sweet house sits in a secluded part of the island with spectacular views. Laurinda was incredibly helpful and responsive from start to finish of our trip. The house is exactly as pictured and very well maintained. We look forward to returning!
Laurinda User Profile
Response from Laurinda:
Thank you so much for this lovely words! It was a great pleasure to host you at Casa do Norte and I look forward to receive you again :) Best wishes for you both!
June 2017

Thomas User Profile
April 2017
As advertised it's a small but special place to forget all problems in the world.
Laurinda User Profile
Response from Laurinda:
Thank you! I'm glad you were able to "switch off" at my place, especially since you told me that was exactly what you were looking for :) best wishes for both of you.
April 2017

Megan User Profile
October 2016
I cannot say enough good things about Casa do Norte and Laurinda. Let's start with the house. It is better than pictures with every detail accounted for. The home comes with all modern amenities and Laurinda has added beautiful touches everywhere you look. Fresh herbs decorate the drawers and counters, pottery fills the cabinets, and the sheets are gorgeously embroidered. The home itself is set in a dreamlike pastoral landscape with cows occupying the surrounding fields and a picturesque church on the horizon. The outdoor space is perfect for watching the sunset while sipping wine and enjoying an afternoon snack. Laurinda is the perfect host. She not only greeted us upon arrival but she had arranged for a rental car for us as well. Knowing it was my wife's 40th birthday, she made a reservation for us at a delicious restaurant in town and arranged for a complimentary welcome drink to be awaiting upon our arrival. She provided a Portuguese cell phone for our use during our time on the island and made recommendations of things to see and do. The welcome basket in the home was overflowing with local goodies for us to enjoy. My only regret is that we did not spend more time on this amazing island in Laurinda's home.
Laurinda User Profile
Response from Laurinda:
Well, you can always return Meg(h)an, I still have more suggestions of wonderful and secret places to discover in Santa Maria island ;) In fact, 3 days is to short to enjoy everything the island has to offer. Again, thank you for choosing Casa do Norte, it was a big pleasure to receive you and I'm truly happy to know that you enjoyed every single moment here. Best wishes and hope to see you again in the future.
October 2016

Jan User Profile
August 2016
The Casa do Norte in Norte on Santa Maria is the perfect place for someone who wants to find peace and relaxation. The house is situated on a small hill in a tiny village, almost at the "end of the world" (meant in a very positive way!). It is very quite here and you will be amazed by how many stars you will be able to see at night. But during the daytime, the house itself is the star ;-) Laurindas place offers everything a modern day traveller is looking for: from washing-machine to wifi, from cleanliness to coziness. The house has one big room, that is split into a sleeping area, a living room including a dining table and a fully equipped kitchen. Downstairs in the cellar you will find a modern bathroom with a shower/bathtub. On the outside you'll explore a beautiful, big and well kept garden and lots of places to have breakfast, eat dinner or just relax in the sun (two sun loungers are there as well). When you come to the Casa do Norte make sure that you do some grocery-shopping while you are passing through Vila do Porto. Laurinda provided us with a wonderful basket of local food, but you will need something the for next days of your stay. We met Laurinda at the house, which we found easily following her instructions. Just be careful at the left turn to Santa Barbara. It says "100 Meters" just below the sign... we did a nice trip up to Pico Alto because we didn't see the second sign and turned left right away. Laurinda greeted us like we were old friends she hadn't seen in a while - and we felt the same way from the very first minute! She gave us a lot of useful information on Santa Maria and some suggestions for good hiking areas - which we followed and saw some really remarkable places! To quote from our entry in the guestbook: "We have seen quite a few of the Azorean islands and thanks to Laurinda, Santa Maria now has a very special spot in our hearts." We will be back :-) Benjamin & Jan from Hamburg/Germany
Laurinda User Profile
Response from Laurinda:
Dear Benjamin and Jan, thank you so much for this lovely words. It was a great pleasure to receive you at Casa do Norte. You were fantastic guests, in every-way, from the arrival - the little gift you brought was a wonderful surprise - until your departure - you leave the house so clean - so please come again and stay longer :) I will be waiting for your return :) Until there all the best for you both!
August 2016

Martha & Manuel User Profile
August 2016
Laurinda's home was fantastic!! Very comfortable private home with beautiful vistas of the sea and countryside. Laurinda met us at the airport with the car rental (which she also arranged for us) and escorted us to her home. This was very helpful since it was foggy and rainy and late in the day. She also provided us with a welcome basket that contained fruit, tuna, coffee, cheese and bread. What a treat after a long day of travel. The house was well stocked with basic necessities such as salt and pepper, olive oil and vinegar, detergent, paper towels, etc. She also gave us good ideas of places to visit while in Santa Maria. We hope to come back soon.
Laurinda User Profile
Response from Laurinda:
And you were fantastic guests dear Martha & Manuel :) Thank you for this wonderful review and for choosing Casa do Norte for your stay in Santa Maria island. It was really great to meet you and to host you. Hope to receive you again in the future. Until there, all the best for you both!
August 2016

Julien User Profile
July 2016
We had a really nice time, the house is really cute, the drive to the house was a little longer that we thought it would be but it worth it. Laurinda is a lovely host and welcomed us with a nice gift basket.
Laurinda User Profile
Response from Laurinda:
Thank you Julien and Kate for choosing Casa do Norte for your stay in Santa Maria island. It was a pleasure to receive you. Wish you both a great life :)
July 2016

Bruce User Profile
April 2016
I always find myself nourished when I interface with, both, emotional and professional intelligence.....when Kaye and I move about in our wanderings we ask only for heart felt respect and clarity of communications. With Laurinda all was natural, clear and unassuming. From a business point of view it is my opinion she represented a great product.....her wonderfully located and creatively care for space Casa Dos Norte was all we imagined for ourselves.....surrounded (360*) by lush natural environment, quite to the point of contemplative and functional to all our needs......easy and central to all of Santa Maria's secrets. A great location and space for ones stay on this beautiful and most interesting Island. Thank you Laurinda...wish we might of had a few more moments to share our own particular natures with you....perhaps next time around. Wishing you a great Life. Katherine and Bruce
Laurinda User Profile
Response from Laurinda:
Dear Bruce and Katherine, thank you so much for your lovely review. It was really nice to meet you and to receive you at Casa do Norte. Makes me very happy to know that you have a great time in my house and that you appreciate so much this little magic island. I hope to meet you again in the future. Anytime you want to return you're more than welcome. Until there enjoy all your trips! All the best for you both. Laurinda
April 2016

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Laurinda User Profile

I just love to travel, to meet new people and receive guests at my house. Casa do Norte is a special house for special people. Also Santa Maria is a different island, a kind of lost paradise in the middle of the atlantic ocean. Come and see for yourselves. I'll be here waiting to help you in everything you need :)

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