12 Self-Catered Stone Cottages. Pico Island
Cottage, Pico, Azores, Portugal
Twelve traditional stone built houses located in Praínha, Pico island.
Seaviews, fields, village, beach, natural swimming pools, whale-watch, hiking.
3 Bedrooms. Sleeps 6. From € 67 per night.
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Casa Flor Da Ribeira (2 Bedrooms)
Casa Flor da Ribeira (2 bedrooms)
A Typical View Of Praínha Village, Fields And Coastline.
A typical view of Praínha village, fields and coastline.
Casa Garajau (1 Bedroom).
Casa Garajau (1 bedroom).
At the twelve Pico stone cottages (from 1-3 bedrooms each), guests enjoy the hospitality of Maria and José and the feeling of the traditional Azorean village. Located in Praínha on the north coast of Pico, with its volcanic peak, green fields, cliffs and renowned whale-watching excursions, the cottages are an ideal base for exploring the island. There is a small beach and natural swimming pool, opportunities for fishing, snorkeling, Verdelho cellar visits and Azorean cheese-tasting. The village has small grocery shops, the award-winning Canto do Paço restaurant and ever-present sea-views. Some cottages are on the shoreline, others are above the village, surrounded by fields. Full of local character, the renovated stone cottages are self-catering, with fully equipped kitchens, lovely bedrooms and living areas, with Wifi and TV, and outdoor patios with barbeques. Excellent value for money, with slight variation in price depending on number of bedrooms. A true hideaway.
Terrace at modern Casa da Baía (2 bedrooms).
Casa das Bananeiras (2 bedrooms).
Outside at Casa da Montanha (3 bedrooms).
Setting at Casa das Conteiras (3 bedrooms).
Casa do Farol (2 bedrooms).
Casa do Lagar (2 bedrooms).
Kitchen at Casa da Vinha (1 bedroom).
Bedroom, at Garajau (1 bedroom).
Living room at Casa do Lagar (2 bedrooms).
Bedroom at Casa Moega (2 bedrooms).
Social area, Alto da Ribeira (3 bedrooms).
Bedroom Casa do Mistério (3 bedrooms).
Start Date
End Date
Per Night
Per Week
Per Month
Minimum Stay
1 Bedroom House. Low Season
€ 67
1 Bedroom House. Mid Season
€ 88
1 Bedroom House. HighSeason
€ 95
2 Bedroom House. Low Season
€ 102
2 Bedroom House. Mid Season
€ 120
2 Bedroom House. HighSeason
€ 145
3 Bedroom House. Low Season
€ 132
3 Bedroom House. Mid Season
€ 135
3 Bedroom House. HighSeason
€ 185
Notes about prices and payments
1) Low Season = 1Jan-31April and 1October-31December. Mid Season= 1May-30June and 6-30September. High Season=1July-12September. 2) Confirmation of availability for cottages can be given upon enquiry. 3) Full payment upon arrival. 4) Valid credit card required when reserving. If paying by credit card, there is a 6% fee. 5) Cancellations with less than 30 days notice will be charged the equivalent of a one night stay. Early departure/shortening of stay is charged for the full stay rate.
Property Type
Catering Basis
Floor area (m²)
Number of Bedrooms
Active, Adventure, Budget, Charming, Family, Great Outdoors, Hideaway, Historic, Mountain, Nature, Romantic Break, Rustic, Sightseeing, Traditional Region, Unwind
Children Welcome
Accessibility and Safety
Not Wheelchair Accessible, Fire Extinguishers, Locks on all doors and windows
Completely renovated lava stone cottages, maintaining charming old features, whilst having all the modern comforts.
Bedroom 1 Sleeps 2. 2 Single Beds
Bedroom 2 Sleeps 2. 2 Single Beds
Bedroom 3 Sleeps 2. 1 Double Bed
Bedroom notes
Above is example of a 3-bed cottage (vary from 1-3 beds). Bedrooms tend to be twin or double. 1 bedroom cottages: Garajau, Vinha. 2 bedroom cottages: Farol, Flor da Ribeira, Bananeiras, Lagar, Moega. 3 bedroom cottages: Mistério, Montanha, Conteiras, Alto da Ribeira.
Bathroom 1 Toilet, Bath, Shower
Bathroom notes
All cottages have at least one bathroom. Above is example of typical bathroom.
Fully-equipped kitchen, Gas or electric stove, Oven, Grill, Microwave, Fridge (large), Kettle, Coffee-maker, Toaster, Tap water drinkable
Dining Areas
Seats: 6. Breakfast Room, Dining Table
Living room notes
Each cottage is unique and so is the layout of each living room. However, they do tend to have the same style: natural, comfortable, modern furnishings and old-world character. Some have open-plan kitchen-dining-living area, others have kitchen separate from dining and living area.
Washing and Storage
Washing machine, Iron, Ironing board
Baby Cot, Bed Linen, Bathroom Towels, Hair Dryer, Soap
Internet and Communications
Internet/ Wifi
TV- satellite/cable, DVD player, Video Games Console
Heating and Cooling
Heating (units)
Included in Price
Available upon Request
Cleaner, Guide
Extra notes
Garden Summary
Private Garden, Balcony/terrace, Patio Area, Medium garden (½ to 1 acre)
Pool and Spa
Not Available
Outdoor Amenities
Barbeque, Shaded Area, Outdoor Dining, Seating Area, Garden Furniture, Deck Chairs, Loungers, Parasols, Patio, Balcony
Sports Equipment
Not Available
Parking Space
Extra Notes
Much better than a swimming pool, the houses are all close to the coastline at Praínha, where there is a small sandy beach and natural swimming pools in the lava rocks by the water's edge. Around the island there are many more rock pools, beaches, cliffs.
Natural setting
Beaches/Coastal, Countryside, Cultural/Historic, Islands, Hills, Marine, Mountains, Nature Reserves, Volcanic, Vineyards, Villages, Waterfront, Wilderness

Out in the mid-Atlantic, on the same latitude as Lisbon, and centrally-located within the Azores archipelago, Pico island is named after its volcanic peak (alt. 2,351 m.) The island has an oblong shape, a length of 42 km and width of 15.2 km. A plateau with secondary volcanic cones ends next to the sea in tall cliffs while the lowest area, in the west, has moderate slopes. The island is stunning- green, natural, wild, with small fishing villages and houses made out of volcanic rock. Amongst the Azores, Pico is famous for its whale-watching excursions and excellent hiking. The Adega houses are all located around the quiet and historic village of Praínha on Pico's north coast, looking across the sea to the island of São Jorge. Pico also has Verdelho grape vineyards, where each vine is individually surrounded by volcanic boulders to provide shelter from Atlantic winds.
Pursuits in the area
Boating, Cycling, Fishing, Hiking, Horse Riding, Mountain Biking, Nature Tours, Kite Surfing, Sailing, Scuba Diving, Snorkelling, Surfing, Windsurfing, Water Ski
Pursuits at the property
Not Available

Not to be missed on Pico: whale and dolphin watching, hiking (up Pico mountain for the fittest), swimming in natural pools amongst lava boulders, exploring the island on foot, bike or horse-back, bird-watching, diving, fishing.
Courses in the area
Cookery/ gourmet/ wine-tasting etc, Local Culture
Courses at the property
Cookery/ gourmet/ wine-tasting etc, Local Culture

Rather than courses, we suggest visits to the historic fishing villages of Pico, as well as to old wine cellars to learn about and taste Pico's Verdelho wines.
Distance to nearest place
Place Place Name Distance
São Roque Do Pico
12 Kilometers
50 Kilometers
50 Kilometers
50 Kilometers
50 Meters
Recommended transport
Car necessary
Local transport
Local transport recommended
Extra Notes
São Miguel, Faial and Terceira islands have international airports, with flights from Portugal and North America. To get around the islands, SATA has internal flights between all of them. There are also ferries within (but not between) each of the three island groups. Check schedules while planning your trip. Ferries are most frequent between closest islands and in the summer, with good weather conditions. A hire car is recommended for exploring Pico island.
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"Couldn't have asked for a better experience. Prainha is a wonderful and welcoming town- so beautiful we didn't want to leave. If you want a taste of real Azorean life, I can't imagine there's a better place to do it! The house was clean and comfortable, and Jose, the manager, was helpful and very charming. Would highly recommend!" Guests from Canada
"Lovingly renovated traditional volcanic rock houses, where you can stay on a self-catering basis. The houses are tastefully decorated in local style, with natural materials only. No plastic. We stayed 3 nights and were sorry to leave. From our house there was a footpath to the local natural swimming pool where they had good snorkelling and swimming. You will need a car as there is only one local shop in the village." Guests from the UK
"We visited Pico Island last June and we rented the house named "Casa da Montanha" at Prainha do Norte (it’s some Km East of São Roque). The owner (José) was very welcoming and attentive, he gave us a lot of advices for our trips. The house was a restored rural house (just outside the village, on the interior), very clean, gracefully furnished, and roomy. The position was also very quiet with a beautiful view on São Jorge island. In my opinion a very good place to start your discovery of Pico Island!" Guests from Italy
"Had a three-night stay here on an island-hopping holiday. The cottage is on a virtually traffic-free road and perched on top of the rocks on the shore. Nothing to look at except the sea in front (and the island of Sao Jorge when the mist clears), the steep hills behind, a few birds and the little lizards that scuttle in and out of the lava walls. Nothing to hear except the waves on the rocks and the giggle-inducing Angry Birds noises of the sheerwaters at night. There are a couple of little shops selling basic stuff, a cafe and a surprisingly good restaurant in the town, all ten minutes walk away up a fairly steep climb. Nightlife consists, as far as we could tell, of going for a swim off the nearby jetty. If you sit on the church wall for long enough you might see a car, but you have to be patient. There is good bread to be had, but you need to order it from one of the shops for the next day - or maybe catch the van on its morning round. Another van comes round selling fish. Loved it." Guests from the UK
"José Maria was very welcoming and helpful with recommendations. The reception area was close and great with a lot of info and full internet access. The house was spacious and well-maintained. We highly recommend a stay here." Guests from Canada

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Jose Maia
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Portuguese, English, French


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