This apartment is in an ideal location for everything Horta and the island of Faial offer. In the heart of Porto Pim, but uniquely quiet and private. It's a sweet and pretty space, and Patricia has ensured everything you need is there. The kitchen is complete for cooking any meals, with a Delta coffee maker, very nice dishes, glasses and cookware. The overall furnishings are comfy and inviting. Very clean. The beds are comfy with nice sheets and bedding. We slept deeply and were enthralled with the Cory's Shearwater calls at night. Eerie! The living room has a TV with cable and a wide sofa to kick back on. We never turned the TV on, too many other great things to do! There's a washing machine, which was great to have 11 days into a 3 week trip! Clothesline for drying in the yard. Bathroom is nice, with a great hot shower and full bathtub, big cotton towels and a hair dryer too. The yard, overlooking the beach and sea, is a nice retreat after driving the island or walking the port. It's a great location to walk from - old forts, the town, the marina, the 100's of paintings by the transatlantic boaters, walking up the 2 mountains right there, the sea to swim. Not to mention the 6 good cafes/restaurants within 2-3 blocks. The bakery/pastry shop is excellent, as is Atletico for fresh fish you will not believe! The little cafe was a sweet spot too for a quick bite.
We didn't rent a car for the first 4 days, and were happily car-free. We could walk to all we wanted. Whale watching (go with one of the marine biologist tours - they know their stuff - Dive Azores was fabulous!), kayaking, exploring the town and seawall paintings. Then, we rented a car and drove to all the big and little places. Wandered little roads, found sweet towns and old ruins, swam in natural sea pools, hiked, explored parks and volcano and caldera.
Patricia greeted us warmly and oriented us and was a super great host. When I ran out of English books to read she brought some over - how very kind of her. We really enjoyed meeting her and hope to see her again. We loved our week-long stay there and miss it already. It was hard to leave our little home in Horta!