Julia’s Little House, Pico, Azores
Julia’s Little House, Pico, Azores
6 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
6 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
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The house is over one hundred years old, located within the civil parish of São Caetano, on Pico Island, and is surrounded by a unique landscape between the mountain and the sea.

The space

A typical Azorean house built at the end of the 19th century by a small farming family of little means. Júlia's Little House is located high on a slope within the civil parish of São Caetano on Pico Island, next to the regional road. It is surrounded by other houses, which means it is integrated in neighbourhood life. The house has a historic atmosphere about it as a result of the several generations that have lived there and enjoys a unique location, marked by the powerful presence of the mountain and the limitless blue sea.

The house has been modified several times over the years, slowly catching up with the comforts of modern living. The last of such refurbishments was carried out earlier this year, where the bedroom and living areas were totally renovated, making them more functional and comfortable.

The house can accommodate 6 people and is split into two levels. On the upper level, you can find the kitchen and bathroom, and an open-plan space with a sofa-bed and a bedroom with a double bed. The lower level has a bedroom with a double bed, a small office space and a storage area. The two levels are connected by an internal staircase at the centre of the living area. The lower level enjoys direct access to the outdoor patio area, towards the front of the house.

In summary, the house can accommodate 6 people and has two rooms (each with a double bed) and a living area with a sofa-bed that sleeps 2. Please remember that the room on the upper level is open-plan with the living area.

The patio has a large dining table, chairs and a parasol. There is also a barbecue area with wooden stools, where you can cook a meal or simply enjoy a warm fire on a summer’s evening. We have plenty of firewood that you can use.

The kitchen is equipped with all the essentials (including an oven) and includes a small dining area.

The bathroom is a good size; the shower is a little smaller than we would like but it is perfectly functional. Despite the fact that this part of the house is relatively modern, we hope to make it more functional in the near future.

We have made a personal choice not to have a microwave, a TV or Internet access in the house. However, there are two cafés nearby with Internet access and TV.

Guest access

The entire house is available for guests to use, with the exception of the storage area on the lower level. There is also a parking space by the front door.

Interaction with guests

We do not live on Pico Island all year round, so it is most likely that we will not be here when you come to stay. However, we have done everything we can to make your experience at Júlia's Little House as pleasant and functional as possible. The house is looked after by a neighbour who cleans and deals with the keys; we can always be reached and are available to help.

Other things to note

The rear of the house backs onto the regional road. Personally, we don't hear the traffic, but the same might not be said of those who are more sensitive to noise.

When reservations are for two people, we only prepare the room on the upper level, unless otherwise agreed before the check-in date.

License or registration number

Alojamento Local 185
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Amenities
Kitchen
Free parking on premises

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Cancellations

56 Reviews

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Jessica User Profile
July 2015
We haven't met Ana but her neighbour came to be sure that everything was ok. The house is very lovely, and there is an awesome view of the Pico when it's not covered with fog. We enjoyed our stay there. The only thing that bothered us a little bit is that the shower is very small, but it's not a big deal.

Carol User Profile
June 2015
The location was awesome. Right underneath Poco mountain in a traditional village. The house was clean, well equipped with many sleeping accommodations. For active people exploring the island, and day tripping to other islands, it is a good base from which to explore. The hostess was very clear on directions and recommendations.
Ana & Filipe User Profile
Response from Ana & Filipe:
Thank you very much for your review and suggestions. We really appreciate it!
June 2015

Aviva User Profile
April 2015
We had a really nice time at Julia's Little House. The house was equipped with everything we needed and had a lovely atmosphere (along with a beautiful vase of freshly arranged flowers!). The view of the ocean was stunning, and was made even prettier by the small field of wild flowers out front. It was a great spot from which to explore the rest of Pico, and we would definitely stay here again!

Daniel User Profile
April 2015
Living at the food of a volcano is about as epic as it gets. This place is just as amazing as it looks in photographs. The neighbourhood is very rural with many different farm animals as your neighbours. It is a 5 minute walk down the hill to the water, where you can find a great little bar/restaurant (3.50 euro for a litre of wine. Fantastic lunch). Our stay was amazing. Would recommend this place to anyone who enjoys being away from the city and loves incredible views! Be careful driving around on Pico. People on this island drive like race car drivers.

Anthony User Profile
November 2014
We stayed in Ana's place for 3 nights during our trip to Pico and it was amazing. The description was very accurate, the house was functional, clean, well located and the person who takes care of the guests upon arrival is very friendly and helpful. We had a small problem with the hot water and a (clean) water leak around the toilet, but it was nothing major or unpleasant. Ana was very helpful and replied very quickly whenever we had a question or anything. The whole booking process was very simple with her and she was kind enough to get everything prepared quickly because we had booked the place literally 12h prior to getting there! Thanks Ana for that! Although you are not in Madalena when you stay in Ana's place, you are definitely in a great location. There is a café/bar right across the street filled with locals (very friendly people). I have to admit that we spent many hours over there! Humberto, the owner, is great, very helpful and he lived in Canada before. People of Sao Cateano were friendly and all invited us to their place to visit their wine making facilities, have some local food, etc. We also met our guide to climb Mount Pico at Humberto's, ask for him if you go there (Manuel or as they all know him there "frango") Overall, our experience in this house was over our expectations not only because of the house, but its location. Sao Caetano is beautiful, and the little port by the water is gorgeous, with beautiful natural pools as well. Again, can't stress enough how much everyone was so nice to us; we are honestly sad we left Pico and this place.

Daniel User Profile
October 2017
The stay at Anas and Felipes house was fantastic. Everthing was like described. Its only a few hundred meters to the sea and 20 minutes to Madalena (by car). There is a small bakery and also a mini mercado in the next village. It is very silent (you only hear the sea and some dogs) and enjoyable. Thank you very much

Pat User Profile
September 2017
We really loved Ana & Felipe's place. Simple, stylish but also practical. Its in a great location with views over the sea and stunning sunsets. The village has a great bakery and the cafe overlooking the bay below, provides simple, but good home cooking and the couple who run it are really friendly. Lucia the housekeeper popped by a few times to make sure we were alright and had everything we needed, which was really helpful. We would have gladly stayed longer and highly recommend this place. Thanks K&P.
Ana & Filipe User Profile
Response from Ana & Filipe:
Hi Pat! Thanks so much, we truly appreciate your kind words. And thanks also for your suggestions, we totally agree and its something we'll add soon.
September 2017

Lisbon, PortugalJoined in October 2011
Ana & Filipe User Profile
We are Ana and Filipe, and we're in love with the Azores and especially with Pico Island, where we have found the perfect getaway. Ana has her roots in Pico Island. Casinha da Júlia (Júlia's Little House) was built by Ana's great-grandparents in 1900, so hers is a very close …
Languages: English, Português
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