Adegas do Pico

Pico

Features

  • Prainha, Pico
  • Airport: 24km Pico
  • Harbours: 32km Madalena and 11km Sao roque
  • Traditional Stone Houses (Turismo Rural)
  • Self Catering
  • Car hire recommended

The twelve traditional stone houses of Adegas do Pico are located in the fishing village of Prainha and enjoy panoramic views over the ocean and surrounding countryside. Each house has been lovingly renovated by owners Maria Serpa and Jose Maia in a warm, rustic style; and each is unique in size and design. Exposed stone walls, wood-beamed ceilings, antique pieces and outdoor terraces prominently feature. The Adegas do Pico offer a tranquil retreat in which guests can mix with the local community, albeit for a short time, and experience  Azorean village life. Relax and enjoy the dramatic ocean and countryside views; participate in a whale and dolphin watching excursion; join the locals and swim/sunbathe at the natural rock pools; explore the volcanic, vineyard landscape of  Pico – declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site; climb Mount Pico (with a guide) or take a day trip to São Jorge or Faial – the choice is yours.

Accommodation
  • Three 1-bedroom houses (sleep 2): Casa da Vinha, Casa da Baia and Casa do Garajau
  • Twin bedroom, bathroom (shower), lounge with TV, kitchen (electric oven and hobs, fridge freezer, microwave, toaster, coffee maker and kettle), terrace and barbecue area. 
  • Casa do Garajau has a washing machine.
Five 2-bedroom houses (sleep 4): Casa do Lagar, Casa das Bananeiras, Casa da Moega, Casa do Farol and Casa Flor da Ribeira
  • One double and one twin bedroom, bathroom (shower), lounge with TV, kitchen (electric oven and hobs, fridge freezer, microwave, toaster, coffee maker and kettle), terrace or balcony and barbecue area 
  • Casa do Farol has an open-plan lounge and kitchen (gas oven, 6 gas hobs and a washing machine)
  • Casa Flor da Ribeira has a bathroom with bath tub and kitchen (electric oven and hobs, fridge freezer, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, kettle and a washing machine).
Four 3-bedroom houses (sleep 6): Casa Alto da Ribeira, Casa das Conteiras, Casa do Misterio and Casa da Montanha
  • Two twin bedrooms and one double bedroom, two bathrooms (shower), lounge with TV, kitchen (electric oven and hobs, fridge freezer, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, kettle, dishwasher and a washing machine), terrace and barbecue area 
  • Casa do Misterio has two bathrooms, one with bath tub 
  • The accommodation in Casa da Montanha is separated between two adjacent, detached buildings.
Notes:
  • All the houses enjoy an ocean view and are equipped with hairdryer, iron and ironing board, kitchen utensils and equipment, cleaning equipment (brush, mop, cloths and detergents), dehumidifier and electric heaters
  • Internet access, Nintendo Wii (payable locally), baby cots and housekeeping services are available upon request and payable locally
  • Welcome pack included (local wine, bread, cheese, biscuits, 6 eggs and juice) 
  • The furthest houses – Casa da Baia and Casa do Misterio – are located 3km from the centre of Prainha. All other houses are located within 700m of the centre.
Amenities/Leisure

  • Reception building with complimentary WiFi internet connection, library, business centre and a honesty bar
  • In the village of Prainha there is a pizza/snack bar, one restaurant, a bakery, two grocery shops, two ATM machines, a natural swimming pool and a small sandy beach (the only one on Pico) 
  • 11km (10-minutes drive) to São Roque, from where the ferry departs to São Jorge 
  • 24km (30-minutes drive) to Lajes do Pico, and the location of the Whaler’s Museum 
  • Free parking.