We loved our time on Ihla do Pico and the small rental home we stayed in. What a beautiful and peaceful place to spend a few days. Casa do Paim was already booked, but the owner graciously offered us to stay in another casa they had just recently finished remodeling (so this review is actually about that place). It worked out great for the two of us, with plenty of room to spread out (the casa could have comfortably house 4 people). From the moment we arrived, Ana was super helpful. She met us on the way from the airport to guide us to the property and answer any questions. We had 2 requests while we were there (a broken shower head and mosquito netting for the windows) and both were taken care of almost immediately. The kitchen is spacious and well appointed. There is a terrace with beautiful views. The location is great for exploring the island. There is a cute bakery with great local pastries within walking distance for breakfast. Highly recommend both Pico and these property owners!
Our stay here could not have been better. Joana and her father's hospitality were fantastic. They are very welcoming hosts who made us feel at home immediately. This a great spot to relax and from which to explore Pico. Amenities are excellent and you are very close to a local "natural swimming pool" and ocean side "pub". Pico is a large island with a lot to see and do so if you are staying here I would recommend a rental car. Thank you Joana and Francisco for a wonderful stay!