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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Vila do Porto, Santa Maria, Azores

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BellaIsa9...
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect cosy paradise!”
Reviewed 29 December 2017 for a stay in December 2017
1
person found this review helpful

I was staying at Laurinda's beautiful traditional mariense cottage for Christmas and loved it.
It is situated in a very calm rural area where you get so see Santa Maria's stunning nature and have lots of possibilities for hiking, bathing, bird watching....
The perfect place to be if you are looking for a special place to relax.
In the house you feel comfortable the minute you enter and as it has heaters you can even have a cosy home when it's getting colder.
The host Laurinda is available and happy to help at all times. She cares for everthing you need during your stay.
Thank you again for the warm welcome and the great hospitality!!

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Management Response
30 Dec 2017
Dear Isabella, thank you so much for choosing to stay with us and for this lovely words :) It was a great pleasure to meet you and have you as a guest in my house. I wish you all the best in the world and for 2018 wonderful trips, wherever you go... If you ever decide to return to Santa Maria, you will always be welcome at Casa do Norte! Happy New Year :) Laurinda.
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Юля К
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“It is an amazing place!”
Reviewed 28 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Casa do Norte - this is a wonderful and very cozy cottage, located in a picturesque place with a stunning view of the ocean. Every evening you can watch the sunset, enjoy a delicious dinner. Laurinda is a very hospitable and caring owner and always ready to help and very welcoming. Casa do Norte is really a great place to relax! You will not regret!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
29 Jul 2017
Thank you so much Yuliya for choosing Casa do Norte for your holidays. It was a great pleasure to receive you and your family. I'm really happy that you had a great time with us :) If you decide to return one day I'll be more than happy to receive you again. All the best!
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Greg L
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A little piece of paradise”
Reviewed 13 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017
1
person found this review helpful

This cottage on the small island of Santa Maria is truly idyllic and I think the sunsets are probably the best we have ever seen. The owner was there to greet us and spent time telling us about places to visit while we were staying there which proved very helpful. She also recommendeda a good restaurant though the place was so beautiful we barbecued most evenings. This review would have had 5 stars had there not been a problem with the water supply to that part of the island. This was through no fault of the owner and, in fact, she arranged and paid for alternative accommodation for us when the property had been without water for 24 hours. We understand that the water problem has now been resolved.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
21 Jul 2017
Dear Greg, in fact it was a shame the little problem with the water, but I'm really glad you had a wonderful time in Casa do Norte. In fact, as you wrote, it is "a little paradise" in an "idyllic" place and we always do our best to welcome our guests. Best wishes!
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Ginie S
Watton, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Perfect accommodation and perfect location”
Reviewed 13 November 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Visiting my family on Santa Maria.. stayed in this perfect Casa.. set in lovely gardens with gorgeous sea views. Accommodation very comfortable with extra thoughtful touches. Owner could not have been more helpful. Very much hope to return!

Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
14 Nov 2016
Thank you so much dear Ginie for this lovey words. It was a great pleasure to meet you and to receive you at Casa do Norte. Hope you can return again soon. Until there, all the best!
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scitchie
Woodsville, New Hampshire
Level 6 Contributor
123 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great Host”
Reviewed 19 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We stayed for 4 nights in Casa Do Norte and loved it.The location is very rural and that is what we wanted..The owner,Laurinda,could not have been nicer.She checked on us to make sure everything was o.k.,left us a welcome basket that we could have almost lived on for the time we were there,then we hired her for a half day to show us some things around the island we had missed at a very reasonable price and it was a highlight of our trip to the Azores.The bathroom being downstairs would not work for someone with mobility issues.The landscaping she has done outside the home is beautiful and her many little homespun touches in the home made it a very comfortable place to stay.

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Liked best: The owner
Liked least: bathroom downstairs
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
20 Jun 2016
You were such wonderful guests! Thank's for choosing Casa do Norte and for this lovely words. It was a great pleasure to receive you and be your guide in Santa Maria island. I always do my best to welcome those who comes to visit us. Hope to receive you again some other time in the future. All the best!
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Chrissy M...
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Rural tranquility”
Reviewed 15 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015

Beautifully renovated traditional house, perched on a hill with sweeping views of mountains and Atlantic Ocean, situated in rural and idyllic location. Cosy and delightfully decorated inside with all modern facilities.
Laurinda, the owner, was so kind and friendly - she met me at the airport; ensured I had all the information I needed about the island; she left a welcome hamper with traditional Azorian food; there was excellent WIFI access at the house; the little house was spotlessly clean and comfortable.
Each day I was greeted with the sounds of the ocean, birds, cows and the odd cockerel.
Thank you Laurinda for making me stay on Santa Maria so memorable and happy.

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Liked best: The rural tranquility and friendliness of Laurinda and the Azorian people.
Liked least: The weather is the only thing which could have been better.
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
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Management Response
22 Nov 2015
Thank you so much Chrissy for this beautiful testemonial! I feel so happy to know that you really enjoy your stay at my place. Also, It was a great pleasure for me to meet you and to receive you at Casa do Norte. Anytime you wanna comeback, you're more than welcome. I wish you all the best in the world!
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Jeanne L
Boyertown, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
“Life as it should be lived”
Reviewed 3 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We know Alojamento Rural, Santa Maria as CASA DO NORTE in Santa Maria. It is a perfect self catering home owned by Laurinda Sousa.
Casa do Norte is a typical Santa Maria home, the inside of which has been tastefully renovated keeping the home's native character with all the added amenities one needs.
Outside peace and quiet abound with stunning views of pastoral scenes, a neighborhood church perched on an adjacent hilltop, and the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. Padded chaise lounges and various tables and chairs allow guests to take it all in while enjoying breakfast outside or just lounging. A hiking trail also winds through the area with a road sign just around the curve explaining the trail if you are so inclined.
The yard is beautiful with many plants and a little orchard. I loved being able to pick a fresh lemon to add to tea.
WiFi signal worked as did our Verizon roaming.
There was a local cell phone supplied with the house which was very useful to make and receive local calls. We took the house cell phone along with us when we left the house just in case of emergency.
Laurinda picked us up at the airport which was great. We also hired her for a circle island tour which was excellent. Laurinda is a native and she knows Santa Maria and its people very well.
FYI a rental car is needed to get around Santa Maria due to the winding roads and constantly changing elevations. We were pleased with the car rental Laurinda recommended.
I highly recommend Casa do Norte. Laurinda was very helpful and friendly. She made sure we were comfortable and helped us in every way. A lovely lady!

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Liked best: Peaceful and the helpfulness of the owner Laurinda.
Liked least: The difficulty of posting this review. Trip Advisor you don't make it easy.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
6 Oct 2015
Thank you for choosing Casa do Norte and for this wonderful review. All the best for you!
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